Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Beginning of a Journey

Here we go! I am officially Coach #10224, and my Fun Stampers Journey kit has arrived:



     A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
                 Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
                 Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC) 
   
I've started working on my first card. I chose to color the flower like a daisy, my mom's favorite.  I used the Journey Glaze on the center, after coloring it.


I was talking to my dad about this daisy card last night. I told him that it was turning out so well that I was afraid to touch it anymore because I didn't want to mess it up.  That doesn't sound like me, does it?  No!  I tell myself:
  • Every mistake is an opportunity for embellishment.
  • The card recipient doesn't have any idea what I originally had in mind. 
 
Speaking of Fun Stampers Journey, there's a hot deal right now -- all of the fusion color inks are on sale for 20% off.  My site is http://www.funstampersjourney.com/kim.



Thanks for your visit & Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to Stop #1 on today's Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  If you arrived from the Unity Blog, you're in the right place!  Each of the stops on this hop belongs to one of the lucky ladies who served as Growing in Unity gals over the last month or so.  We're big Unity Stamp Company fans!
       
My project features stamps from the May 2016 Kit of the Month shown here:
  
 May 2016 Kit of the Month
   
The card is fairly simple and easy to reproduce.  It incorporates light pinks and minty green.  I colored in the heart on the cup with a pink Copic marker.
    
   
I'm not a coffee person by any means, but the buzz surrounding the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks was undeniable.  Did you get to try one?
   
Thanks for visiting!  Please don't forget to leave a comment here, on the other hop blogs and on the Unity blog for the most chances to win. Winners have been drawn and announced.  Thank you!
  
Happy Stamping & Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

GIU Week Winners

Congratulations are in order!  I have two lucky winners to announce, and each will win a grab-bag of high-quality stamps from Unity Stamp Company.

Let's have a round of applause for:

   jwoolbright
   Lindarose

Their mailing addresses have been sent to Unity, and their grab-bags should be arriving soon.

Thanks so much for all of the commenters and visitors during my Growing In Unity week!  Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 03, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Friday

Is it really Friday already? I have been featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.

I acquired the cupcake and sentiment stamps for this card separately. I love cupcakes, so that one was in my collection. The sentiment, "Happy 29th Birthday AGAIN!", was a joke at our house. Usually, it's the ladies who hide their ages. My husband, however, decided that he wasn't going to turn 30 either. We're both 29 with over a decade of experience, but who's counting, right?
     
  
  
I decided to share two photos of this card with you. I had a very difficult time getting the beautiful gold foil balloons on this card to show their shine. On the photo above, they look green and black. I see this often in magazines, too, where special things like glitter, gloss, sequins and foil just don't show up like they do in person.

TIP:  Did you know that Unity has sentiments like the one used in today's card for ridiculously low prices?  There have a wonderful variety of single sentiment stamps that have a regular price of under $3.00.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Happy Stamping!
  

Thursday, March 02, 2017

GIU - Growing In Unity Gal Thursday

I am featuring stamps from Unity Stamp Company on this blog each day this week.
  
Today's project features stamps from the Lilacs & Birthdays {Floral Collage} stamp set. The lilacs in this set are so delicate and lovely, aren't they? 
 
      
Today's card is so CAS, it's free of embellishments and patterned papers! There's just a cardstock flag (thanks to a My Favorite Things pierced flag STAX die) and some inking around the edges. I considered adding at least a dozen different things, but decided in the end to let the image speak for itself.
 
I love lilacs, but I don't remember seeing them in South Florida when I was growing up. We have a beautiful lilac bush in our yard now, and I love when it blooms. They look great and smell even better!
   
Thanks so much for visiting today. See you tomorrow. Happy Stamping!