Sunday, April 9, 2017

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Today is a Growing in Unity Blog Hop! I just love playing with my Unity Stamps and was excited that it was time for the GIU gals that already posted this year to hop.

I was torn on which set to use.  I have so many I love and so many that I haven't used yet :) I did make several cards and this one was my favorite.

I used the Hang In There Lady Set (it's on sale today!).  It's just such a cute little lady bug and it comes with three sentiments that I love.


This is a great stamp to make a quick card with.  There's not a lot of coloring.  I used my red Zig Clean Color marker to color the ladybug in and to add a bit of color to the word wishes.  I then used a clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to wish flower, hearts around the ladybug and the word wishes.  Adding it the the wishes made it a watercolor effect and I liked the way it turned out.


I used a border die to add some detail to the white and red layers on the side.  And I finished the card off with three red enamel hearts.


Be sure to comment on all the blogs in hop for your chance to win a Unity Prize package!  There will be two winners :)


Helen Bisesi --> You are here
Naomi Hanson --> Go here next

I hope you have fun hopping and good luck!!

Helen

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Smile Treats

Hello there!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today and I've made some super quick treats to show you.  I used Totally Raspberry Trendy Twine, Shorty Candy Chutes, the Smile Stamp Set, and a few Raspberry Cupcake Sequins.

I bought the cute pink and silver Hershey Kisses after Valentines day on sale--that's the best way to buy chocolate.  But I figured pink and silver are good for any time and don't just need to be for Valentine's day.


After filling the Shorty Candy Chute with the candy, I wrapped my Totally Raspberry Trendy Twine around the outside of the box and tied a bow at the top.  This does make it wobbly to stand up, but I do like the look.  Then I die cut the banner and stamped my Smile sentiment and finished it off with a few Raspberry Cupcake Sequins.  I just stuck it on the box with a page dot.


This was so quick and easy to make!  Be sure to get some of these fun supplies to have on hand for quick treats :)




Helen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Hi!

Hello everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine today. I haven't been crafting lately and I've really missed it -- crafting makes me happy!

Today, I used some fabulous Totally Raspberry Trendy Twine along with the Raspberry Cupcake Sequins.  These are totally my colors LOL!


I used a Unity Stamp Co. Kit for my stamps.  This otter is just too cute and it's in a valentine kit but included the cute hi stamp too.  After coloring in the otter, I cut it out with a circle die and then glued my Totally Raspberry Trendy Trendy Twine around the outside and added a bow to the side.  


I pop dotted the circle onto my card.  Then I added some Raspberry Cupcake Sequins to the card.



Have a fabulous day!!

Helen

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trendy Twine -- Me & U Card

Hello there!

I'm posting over at Twine It Up! with Trendy Twine and today I made a shaker card! I used Totally Red Trendy Twine, a stamp from the You & Me Planner Stamp Set, and sequins from the Christmas Shaker Medley

I started out with some red cardstock for my base.  Then I found some red patterned paper for the front that I cut my heart into.  I then glued my Totally Red Trendy Twine around the heart and added a bow at the bottom. 


For the inside shaker sequins, I picked through the Christmas Shaker Medley and pulled out out some clear, red and red seed beads.  I also added some white seed beads from my stash. There are some square red sequins, but I do like them in the heart.  I also glued some of the same sequins on the card front.


I used a die cut for the stamped sentiment coming off the heart where I added another sequin.  Additionally, I glued a strip of the Totally Red Trendy Twine on the end to look like the tag is under the twine (it could have been if I knew what I was adding before I glued everything down!).

Lots of foam tape later and my card is finished!  I hope you visit the store for all the deals this month before they disappear!








Helen

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trendy Twine -- XOXO Treats

Hello everyone!  I'm posting over at Twine It Up with Trendy Twine Today and  I have some quick and easy non sweet treats to show you.  I used the Skinny Candy BagsTotally Red Trendy Twine, and the You & Me Planner Stamp Set.


I cut the heart tag from my Cricut Machine.  I think they came from the Doodlebug cartridge.  After putting the pencils in the Skinny Candy Bags and sealing them, I punched a small hole in the top and thread my Totally Red Trendy Twine through the hole and around the top two times.  Then I put the twine through the tag hole and tied a bow--easy peasy!


I just knew the XOXO stamp from the You & Me Planner Stamp Set would be perfect with the pencils.  I found the pencils at the Target Dollar Spot -- love that place :) I also used some red Nuvo Drops all around the heart.  Those are so fun to use!




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Helen

Monday, January 16, 2017

Growing in Unity Winners!

Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments for my Growing in Unity last week.  It was so much fun and I'm a bit sad that it's over.

But I'm here today to announce my two winners of 25 random Unity Stamps each.  The winners are:

Snappy Scrappy 

and 

Mary Reiner

Please use the Contact Me link on the right to send me your full name and mailing address.  I will then send your information to Unity and they will send out your stamps.

Thanks so much everyone!!

Helen

Friday, January 13, 2017

Growing In Unity -- Day 5

Happy Friday everyone! I am so glad it's the weekend yet a bit sad that my Growing in Unity week is over.  But I will continue to play with my Unity Stamps, especially since I have some I haven't used yet -- LOL!


Today, I used Swagger -- I just love this little guy and have used it before. I used my Zig Clean Color Markers again as a watercolor with a paint brush.  Then I added some Clear Wink of Stella to allthe hearts and the word sending.


The edge dies are from My Favorite Things.  These are really fun to use.  I added a border and bow of Lemon Tart Trendy Twine.  The last things I used was some pink Nuvo Drops.  I have quite a few but am still hesitant to use them.  I really don't know why since I do love them!

Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win 25 random stamps and don't miss out on the great sale Unity has for Angela's birthday which is today--Happy Birthday Angela!!

Have a wonderful day and weekend!!

Helen

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Growing In Unity -- Day 4

Hello all!  Today is Day 4 of my Growing in Unity Week. Today I used a newer set called Love to Go kit. I am not a coffee drinker but I do know a few. I love the double chocolate chip frappuccino personally :)


This would be fun to stick a gift card in for my daughter for Valentine's day.  She does drink some coffee, but her favorite is the 'pink drink' lately.  


This was colored with my Zig Clean Color markers. I have started collecting some Copics but I really have not gotten the hang of them yet. I also need to find the right paper to use to color them on. The fun twine is Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine :)

Unity Stamp Company is having a fabulous sale right now. You should be sure to check it out!

Have a fabulous day!!

Helen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Growing In Unity -- Day 3

Hello everyone! Today is Day 3 of my Growing in Unity Week.  Unity Stamp Company is just the best--they always have great sales, include free gifts in your order, have great customer service, and give people opportunities like this!

For my card today I used Let Your Dreams Bloom. It's one of my favorite sets that I have used before.  I just love the flowers and all the sentiments that come in the set.


I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color this. I am really trying to work on shading and not just have one straight color on the whole thing. That's why I love to be a GIU gal--I really take the time to color my Unity Stamps.  


I did add some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers (not sure you can see it). The white layer is a die from My Favorite Things.  Then I added some self stick pearls to keep it on the simple side.  Some days I add a lot to a card and others I like to keep simple :)

Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win 25 random stamps! I will pick two winners.

Have a great day!

Helen

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Growing in Unity -- Day 2



Hello!  I'm back with day  2 of my Growing in Unity week.  Today, I used my newest owl stamp that I recently purchased -- My Kinda Favorite Owl.  I work at a University in Georgia whose mascot is an owl, and Unity makes the cutest owls, so I tend to buy them all :)


I colored with my Zig markers again and added a bit of  Clear Wink of Stella to the cute ladybug and the heart the owl is holding.    


Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win 25 random stamps!

Have a great day!

Helen

Monday, January 9, 2017

Growing in Unity -- Day 1

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be a Growing In Unity Gal again this week. I will be posting on my blog a new card every day this week.  I will be picking two people from all the comments this week to win 25 random stamps from Unity.  

For my first day today, I used the June 2016 Sentiment Kit -- Succulent Salutations. I'm pretty sure I bought this when it came out and this is the first time I am using it ;)


This set has 14 sentiments and 4 images. I really feel that the sentiment kits are a great purchase! I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I used the markers as is and also as a watercolor. 


I thought I could use this as a birthday card. It seems I always need those, but don't always make them. This year I hope to do better.

Be sure to leave a comment today and every day this week for your chance to win! 

Have a great day!
Helen