Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blog Hop

Get ready my crafty friends for an upcoming Blog Hop this weekend!!!!!
A bunch of us Fiskafriends got together to bring you a fun, fun Hop.
It will be full of Inspiration and of course Prizes.
Starting March 27th at 6pm pacific time or 8pm Central time
The hop will last for 3 days.  
March 27th
March 28th
March 29th
All of the details are on the Fiskafriends blog here

Blog Hop – Coming Soon!

March 27th-29th, we are celebrating our First Anniversary with a Fiskafriend Blog Hop.  You do not have to be a Fiskafriend to visit and comment on our bloggers' posts. This hop is open to everyone! International visitors included! The theme of the hop is Anything Goes, so be prepared to find a variety of creative projects and ideas. 

Giveaway prizes?  Of course! Everyone loves a giveaway! We will have an end of the hop giveaway with fabulous prizes. In addition to the end of the hop giveaway, some of our bloggers are offering giveaway prizes of their own on their posts. 

March 23rd–26th, We will post previews of the prizes offered by our wonderful sponsors.  Please check back often. You will be delighted!

The blog hop blogger list and giveaway details will be revealed on March 27, 2015 by 6PM PDT.
Also.  Head over and check out our sponsors on the blog.
They will be giving away some really cool prizes.
Come back here on March27th
I will be participating in the hop and have my post up then.
You can start the hop off on the Fiskafriends blog
where there will be a list of all the blogs joining in.
Cant wait to see you then.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Growing in Unity Gals Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the GIU Gals Blog Hop!!

We are so happy you can join us today.

You should have arrived here from Unity Stamp Co. blog
If you didn't, then head over there so you don't miss a thing. 
I am the first one on the hop after Unity.

 I was so excited when I got the email from Maria and asked to be apart of this hop.  
It is a great privilege and so much fun to create using Unity stamps.
And I love their stamps so much.
Today a few of us ladies from the Nov/Dec Gals got together to create for you using
The Angie Girls Stamps by  Angie Blom

These are Beautiful stamps, so unique and wonderful to color.
Angie Blom did a amazing job with these images.
If you haven't heard of them yet then make sure you see all the creations today 
and then head over the Unity's store here.

Make sure you hop over to each stop on the hop to see all the creativity all of us have in store for you
We all hope to inspire you with our creations.
And what is a hop without a giveaway...
That's right there will be a prize 
so make sure you comment on each stop for your chance to win
2 Angie Girls stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
Woot! Woot!

Today I am using September Girl for my projects.
And it was a perfect selection since I was born in September.

Here is my first project:

I started out stamping my Angie Girl in gray using Color box Mixed media Ink
I then started coloring my image.
Now I used mostly coloring pencils for my image since I am still learning about copics.
I decided to use So Core'dinations paper so I can sand it and distress it.
My background is Crate paper 6x6 Kiss Kiss
And I topped it off with a little Gold mesh ribbon
I stamped right on top of my paper the Let's Celebrate with pie sentiment.
I have really liked this new to me technique of stamp on pattern paper.
It sure has really looked neat every time I have done it.

For my 2nd Project I wanted to try something a little different.
Here is my card....

I stamped the image in white using Tsukineko archival ink.
The first time I started to color the image didn't turn out so well because it is really hard to see the lines.
But I stamped it again to re-try it and I think it came out pretty well.
I used water color pencils for around the image so it didn't fall into the background too much.
I used Core'dinations paper again and sanded it to bring out the white.  
I then went back over it with white and black Gelato's to darken the paper some.
I switched up and used the Give thanks Sentiment this time,
added some ribbon from my stash as well as separated the image with Darice Hemp cord
and added a flower from Prima to top it off.

I hope I have inspired you today with my projects.
But the fun doesn't stop here.  There are 8 more ladies to visit on this Hop.

Your next stop is the wonderful and talented........ Marilyn

Here is the line up if you get off track:
The Hop will START at the Unity blog then go from there.
Giveaway:  Make sure you comment on all the blogs on the hop to be in the chance to win,
one lucky winner will win
2 Angie Girl Stamps by Angie Blom from Unity.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.
If you were inspired by my projects today
Make sure you follow so you dont miss a thing.
Plenty of exciting things coming soon.


Products used:
September Girl by Angie Blom from Unity
Versa Fine Onyx black ink
Color box-Mix'd Media Ink Pewter
Tsukineko Moonlight white
Core'dination cardstock Pastels & Impressions
Core'dination sanding block
Crate Paper 6x6 paper Kiss Kiss
Gelato's - black & white
Darice bamboo cord
Prima flower
Arist's Loft-watercolor pencils
Faber Castell- Paper crafter crayons, Pitt Pastel pencils, Art grip color pencils, Pitt Artist pen S
Cold mesh ribbon
scrapbook adhensive E-Z dots mini

Monday, November 17, 2014


First off I wanted to say I was sorry for announcing the winner a little late.
I had a few hiccups with my computer
And I am very thankful
to have someone special to fix it

I want to thank everyone for visiting my blog and joining me for my week with 
Growing in Unity

I loved all your comments
And appreciate every one of them
They really are all so uplifting and encouraging.

Also a Big thank you to all who follow my blog.
It really means a lot to know you want to know what I am posting.
and that I may have inspired you one way or another.

A recap from this past week
Day 2
 Day 3
Day 4
And Day 5

 I hope you take something with you from this last week.
I hope I encouraged or inspired you to
go and make something great.
It doesnt matter if it is something you have never done
before.  Just as long as you try.

Now for what you all have been waiting for.....
I took how many comments I had for all 5 days
which was 121
I felt that gave everyone who commented on all 5 days
5 chances.
The more chances the better right.....
So here we are with
The Winner of 2 itty bitty stamps from the Unity Stamp Company

True Random Number Service

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2014-11-18 04:26:40 UTC

And that means the WINNER is....

Amy!!! I love this,,,I keep saying I want to try, but have been too nervous great job

If you would please contact me
And let me know your selections and address
as soon as possible
I will get the info over to Unity Stamp Co 
so you can get your prize.
I want to again thank all of you and Unity Stamp Co.
See you again really soon.
Big Hugs

Friday, November 14, 2014

Growing in Unity Day5

I am sad to say
Today is the last day of my week with GIU.
What a week it has been.
I have had a lot of fun sharing my projects with you,
And your comments have been very touching and encouraging.

If you are just now joining us 
and you are not familiar with Unity Stamp Co.
Then check them out here.
and their blog here.
Also check out below for details on how to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps
from Unity.

Today I made another card for you, this time using Every Breath.

I used a few papers from my stash.
Bo Bunny, Authentique and DCWV.
All these papers seemed to just flow together.
After layering them out, I liked them
I added some letters to make out the word
This stamp reminds me of making wishes as we blew on the 
dandelions when we were kids.
Oh to be a kid again.
I then found a couple neat wooden stars that fit perfect 
and decided to have a few hanging with bakers twine.
I thought it turned out cute.
I stamped my image using Tim Holtz distress paint
and added a few brushes of the paint to the sides of my card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.
Thank you for joining me this week and leaving comments
They are really appreciated.
Also if you would follow my blog
I would really appreciate that too.
But it is not necessary to win.
I just really hope you would.

To be in the running to win you need to comment on any of the posts from this week.  The more you comment the more chances you have to win.  I am giving you all until Saturday night at midnight to comment and I will choose a winner on Sunday.
So go comment away and Good luck.

A big shout out to Unity for letting me be 
the Growing in Unity Girl
this week.
Thank you so very much.
I had so much fun doing this.
Your stamps are amazing and inspiring.
They are so easy to create with and made this week 

Thank you everyone for joining me this week.
I will see you in a couple days to announce the winner.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp blog Wednesday challenge:  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Growing in Unity Day 4

Welcome back Crafty friends.
Another day with Unity
If you have not been following along this week 
make sure you go and comment on my blog every day this week to be in the running for
an awesome Unity Prize.  
If your not familiar with Unity go check them out here
And their blog here
You will be glad you did.
Unity is a wonderful company.
For today's project I wanted again to do something different.
I decided to make a couple tags for you today.

For my Tags, I used Simply Fabulous Peacock & Key to Today Unity Stamps
For my Peacock stamp, I started out with some
Brights AC Card stock
Stamped my Image and added a touch of color to it.
It's a beautiful stamp and really doesn't need a whole lot added to still be beautiful
I decided to make this one two toned to make it pop a little more.
Added some bakers twine and a few gems at the bottom.

For my other Tag.
I used AC Card Stock Primary's
Stamped Some marble for a back ground
Stamped The Key to Today image
For a Distressed look
I added some color to the sides with Tim Holtz Distress paint- black soot
 And of course you cant have a tag with out some Bakers twine
Since I had these cute little key embellishments I added one to spice it up a bit

Here is a side view

Again here is both Tags together.
 Thank you for stopping by again today.
Again... For a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty Stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
Make sure you comment each day this week here on my blog.
I will choose 1 lucky commenter to win.
The more you comment, the better your chances
Good luck to all of you
And Thank you for the comments so far, They mean so much.
See you all tomorrow for another fun day with Unity 
And some more  inspiration


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GUI Day 3

Welcome to another day with Growing in Unity.
If you have been following along this week you know the drill.
If not here are the details.  
All week long I am posting a project using Unity stamps.
There is a Giveaway which gives you the chance to win
2 Itty Bitty stamps from Unity.
More details at the end of the post on how to win.
If you are not familiar with Unity, Go check them out here.
And their blog here.

Today is a special post for me, since my project is also posted on the Unity blog.
How fun is that??  
I think it is pretty cool myself.
So today I wanted to share a little something special.
I have been getting more into make Canvas Art lately.
So Today my Project is a Canvas using a few chosen Unity stamps.
Since I love Butterflies almost as much as I do Tigers.
And Unity makes so many cute butterfly stamps.
I decided to pull them all together with a few inspirational stamps
for my project today.
I used

I started out with a blank canvas and painted away with Acrylic paint,
I added some marble texture using Stampendous block marble stamp for my background.
I started stamping away using stamp pads as well as Tim Holtz Distress Paints(Black soot & Antique Linen)
I added some Hazel and Ruby tissue paper
and topped it off with some Hydrangea flowers by Prima and few Recollection flowers too.
My last touch was adding pearl stickers.

 I hope you like my project today and I hope it inspires you to spread your wings a little and try something new.  Dont be afraid to try something you have not tried before.
We are all artists one way or another.
Get out there and just do it.
You never know, 
You might just find your calling.
For your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps from Unity.  All you have to do is comment each day here on my blog.  At the end of the week, I will choose a lucky commenter to win win win.
If you want to go back and comment here is
And dont forget to comment on this post too.
Come back for Day 4 and day 5 as well.
The more you comment the better your chances.
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope I was able to inspire you today.
If I did... Go follow me here on my blog.
See you tomorrow for more GIU.

GIU - Day 2

Hello Crafty Friends.
Today is Day 2 of my Growing in Unity spotlight
 Today's Project is a card I made using a stamp that seems to inspire me on a different level.
 I love this stamp and it really could be used for so many different things.
You can create Masculine or feminine cards with this stamp and that is a plus in my book.
The stamp is Marah Love by Unity & Marah Johnson

If you are not familiar with Unity Stamp Co.  You are missing out.  Head over and
check them out here.
And for more inspiration check out their blog too. 
Remember there is a chance to win by commenting here.
So don't forget to leave some love every day this week.

And for my project today:
I started with a texture base from the mother nature collection by Ruby Rock it.
Added some cool scrap paper from my stash.
I stamped on brown cardstock for a better look and added some hemp cord to add a little fun to my card.

Now for your chance to win 2 Itty Bitty stamps from Unity.
Comment each day this week right here on my blog and
the Awesome Unity stamp Co.  Has given me the chance to give on lucky commenter a prize.
YAY!  We all love prizes.  So go comment away and Good luck
Thank you for all the comments so far. 
They mean so much.
I hope I have Inspired you today.
See you tomorrow with a new project
using Unity stamps.
And you wont want to miss it.
I promise.

Monday, November 10, 2014

GIU - Day 1

Good morning Crafty friends.

Today I am excited to say this week I get to be the Growing in Unity Girl
for the Unity Stamp Company.

This week is going to be a really fun week filled with a ton of inspiration using
From now until Friday I will be posting every day a project I made.
On Friday I will get to choose 1 person to win 2 itty bitty stamps from the Unity Company
So make sure you stop by every day and check out some awesome projects.
More on how to win at the end of the post.

If you are not familiar with the Unity stamp company then you need to go check them out Here.
Their stamps are just too darn Awesome.
And check out their blog here.

For my first project this week, I decided to make a card for a friend.
I used my "Whispering Willow" stamp for my card.
Since it is still Fall weather, I wanted a few fall colors.
I picked So fun Bo Bunny paper and stamped my whispering willow on it.
I then added some DCWV paper for a lil green touch and a little green from some fun ribbon I had in my stash.  
I decided to embellish it some with Petaloo flowers for added fall color. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today.
Remember to come back every day this week get inspired and enter for your chance to WIN...
To enter:
Just comment everyday this week on my blog and I will choose one lucky commenter to win
2 itty bitty stamps from Unity Stamps.
Good luck 
see you tomorrow.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

News-Good and Bad!!  
But one thing is for sure
Hi there my crafty friends.   I know it has been a while since I have posted anything.  But I have a good reason for doing so.  My husband and I separated back in November.  I know... It has been almost a year.  Wow.  Time flies.  But Our Divorce started in April.  So Things have been a little crazy since then.  Between Me having to find a new job and taking the first thing that flew my way so I can support my son who is 9 years old now.  It has been an adventure I kind of wish I did not go thru.  But I am.  So therefore.  What must happen, has to at this point.  We all dream of the days from long ago.  When two people supported their family and stayed together no matter what.  Well if you don't or didn't.. I sure did.  And that seemed to fall apart.  As my Husband went his separate way. I went through so many things I never thought I would.  And With the new job of working at a Factory, I have not been able to craft much or do anything else.  I never dreamed working at a factory was so exhausting nor destructing of ones body.  But it totally is.  And on top of things my body decided it could not handle some of the repetitive work.  So I ended up at the doctor.  My shoulder hurting so very badly.  I couldn't write for more than 5 mins.  I couldn't lift weights more than 2 lbs. And my poor shoulder would just pinch up when I tried to move it.  So now.  I have been on limited work until I get thru some physical therapy.  Which I have to say has been helping.  I now am not as tired cause I am on limited work.  And although I still hurt from standing 8 hours a day on a concrete floor.  I am happy to say... I am crafting and creating again. Although my Divorce is not final yet.  I decided.. I needed to get back in the world of blogging and share my art work with everyone.  Keep my blog up to date and maybe one day soon be doing more than I ever dreamed of in the craft and Art world.  I do have an interview on Tuesday, Which I am hoping will bring me more time to blog and create.  So wish me luck.

In the mean time.  I do want to share something I did do lately.  I entered a contest on the Plus Corporation of America Facebook page( ).  Although I did not win First place due to not enough votes.  I still wanted to share my project with all of you.  It is a canvas I painted and added details to using Plus Corporation's stamps.  The owl is so cute.  They make different kinds of stamps for different kinds of uses.  If you would like to check them out... here is there website: . They carry office supply stamps as well as some crafty stuff. 

Here is my project.

And her is a close up of my flowers......

I used a variety of different products on this canvas.
Tim Holts Distress inks
Petaloo flowers
Plus Corporation roller stamps- The owl and the dots
Hazel and ruby tissue paper
Faber Castell Glass Bead glitter gel for texture. 
DCWV boo stickers and small card (which I actually cut in two decorated both sides of)
Plus Corporation's glue tape
Plus a few odds and ends things I had laying around. 

I hope you enjoyed my project.  I will be posting more in the near future.  Let me get my craft on and it will be posted.
I also would like to start testing products for companies.  If any companies would like me to test their products and write reviews on them.  I would be happy to do so.  or if you know a company that does this, just let me know.  I would really appreciate it.  HUGS to all my Craft friends.  See you again very soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Let's play a game of catch up....

Let's play a game of catch up....  Shall we??

Hi my crafty friends.  
I have been taking a break for a little while.
A lot has gone on in this crazy land we call life.
I have moved into my house finally.  YAY!
But let me tell you moving is alot of work.
Also my computer's motherboard decided to go to mother board heaven. 
So now I have my good ole' laptop up and running until my computer is fixed.
But today.  I would like to share something I made for Valentines day.
Yes.  Way back then. 
(ok.  so really about a month ago.  Not so long ago.)

I made a card  and tag using My Mind Eye: Lost and Found Record it Heirloom collection

Supplies I used for tag: 
Tim Holtz distress paint
Thermo Web super tape
Ranger Dylusions 9X12 Stencil
Fancy Pants Designs Stencil cards Family set Artist addition
Love Bug Creations Simply Red and black crinkle ribbon
Supplies for card:
MME collection
Jillibean soup Rockin Red corrugated sheet
Sp & Company Stamp- arrow (background)
Fiskars heart punch
Washi Tape from my stash
Queen & Co. Pearls- classy red.

I also wanted to add that My term with Parade your Crafts/The Paper Parade
Is no longer.  I feel and send my deepest sympathy's to Lisa as she had a hard decision to make to closed down shop for personal reasons.  Lisa, You are so very amazing and I had the time of my life crafting for you.  You always will be in my prayers and a great friend.  Sending hugs to you.
As we all close one door.  We will open plenty others.
I will continue to try my hand at other design teams.  
I hope all of you will find time to visit me as I continue on my crafty Journey.

Thanks for stopping by.