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Friday, December 17, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair and a Unity Sale!

Unity is having another sale, woo hoo! That means you can get some great deals on gifts for your crafty friends and maybe a few goodies for yourself! Check out the Unity/Echo Park New Releases too!

Here's a couple of projects I did this week with my new Unity/Echo Park Co-Branded Stamps. I absolutely love these new stamps, they are just too cute! Hope you like these too, you can find them at

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Carol B

Friday, November 26, 2010

Guest Bloggers at Iheartart

Tiff is on the road and has some guest bloggers filling in for her while she is away. Check it out at the link below and leave a comment each day for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Two Peas, awesome!

Friday, November 19, 2010

FWF Friday!

Welcome Unity Peeps! I have a card in a contest and I could really use your votes at the link below. You can vote once per day through November 21. Thanks, I really appreciate it!

I have a quick Christmas project to share with you today using Unity's November Kit of the Month. Yes, I got my kit yesterday and I love it! If you don't have one, head over to Unity and sign up to be a Kit Club member, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for visiting today,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Growing in Unity Week Winner!!!!!

And the winner is......

Amanda! Who commented on Tuesday's (Nov 9, 2010, Day 2) Post saying, "I love both sets! :)"

Amanda, please contact me and let me know which one of the following stamp sets you would like to have and I'll let Unity know.

1. Margarita Moments
2. Along For The Ride
3. Berry Good Life
4. Grow Yourself Extraordinary

Have a blessed day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

FWF and Growing in Unity Day 5

Hi there Unity Fans and Friends With Flair! Welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity Week! Well, it has been a great week for me. I had a lot of fun doing these posts and sharing some of my Unity projects with all of you. I hope I have been able to inspire some of you to try something different or see your Unity Stamps in a new way. I leave you today with this bright and cheerful card with a sentiment that is my wish for you.

I also have a card in a contest over at Scrapbooks Etc. and I could really use your votes! You can visit the link below to see my Pom Pom Tree Cards and click on "LIKE" to place your vote for it. I really appreciate your support.

Thanks for visiting with me this week. Don't forget to leave a comment because I will be drawing one lucky winner who will get a fabulous Unity Stamp Kit. You can choose one of the following:

Margarita Moments, Along for the Ride, Berry Good Life, or Grow Yourself Extraordinary

Good Luck and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Growing in Unity Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of my Unity Week Growing in ! I have been having so much fun playing with my Unity Stamps this week and decided to make a Christmas card. I know it is not even Thanksgiving yet, however, when you make cards you have to think ahead. This adorable ornament image came in the October 2011 Kit of the Month. Isn't it just perfect for paper piecing? I did add some sparkle to the letters with a Copic Spica Glitter Pen, but, it does not show up in the photo. It was a pretty quick and easy card to make. Hope you like it. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at winning some Unity Stamps.

Have a Blessed Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Growing in Unity Day 3

Am I a Unity Addict? Well, judging by the shear number of Unity Stamps in my stash, I guess I am! I freely admit it and make no apologies. This hobby has brought me countless hours of creative joy and enabled me to make many cards that I have shared with others in times of joy, encouragement and sadness. Unity is consistently producing new and trendy images that a girl just has to have! You know it's true!

Here's two projects I made this week. First up is my non-card project made for the Unity Addicts Challenge UAC25. I have an ever growing collection of Copic markers, love them! So I thought I would make a pen holder to try and contain some of them.

Here's my project for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge, UAC26. The charge is to make a project that reminds you of a favorite Fairy Tale. I chose Peter Pan, which is not technically a Fairy Tale, but a great story nonetheless. I have had these fabulous Unity stamps in my collection for a while and I can not remember if I have ever used them before. However, I felt they were the perfect combo to depict Tinkerbell and her magic.

Thanks for coming by. Don't forget to leave a comment each day this week for your chance to win some wonderful Unity stamps.
Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Growing in Unity Day Two

Hi Unity Friends! Hope you are having a great day and are enjoying the crisp Autumn weather. I have a couple of gift card sets to share with you today.

The first one is a little set of gift enclosure cards that are a very simple design that would be appropriate for a man. I love those leaf images from the September Kit of the Month, I have already used them a lot. The box to hold the gift cards is made from a used jewelry gift box with a matching belly band to hold it closed.

No doubt about it, this next gift card set is all girl! The Ooh La La French theme and pink, black and white color scheme makes this the perfect gift for a special woman in your life, such as mom, sister, best friend or favorite aunt. The gift card holder is made from one sheet of double sided 12 x 12 paper folded diagonally to create a pocket in front and back and lined with pink card stock. The set consists of 4 cards with matching envelopes which fit perfectly in the pockets of the holder.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these projects! Don't forget to leave a comment on each post this week to be entered into the prize drawing for some UNITY stamps!

See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Growing in Unity Day One

Welcome to my blog. I am so thrilled to be celebrating my Growing in Unity Week with you! I discovered Unity Stamp Company about 18 months ago and have been a devoted customer ever since. I quickly became a Kit of the Club member not only because I loved the images offered, but, because it is such a great deal. The stamps are high quality rubber and the kits are only $26 per month, which works out to be a little over $1 per stamp!!! Seriously where can you get current, stylish, trendy, high quality stamps for that price?

The leaf image I used in the masculine cards below is from the September 2010 KOM. So cute and just in time for the fall season of stamping! I made the grungeboard from a recycled piece of cardboard from some packaging. I dry embossed, distressed the edges and inked it with some distress inks. It's easy and what a great feeling to recycle in this way.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these cards. I'll be back tomorrow with Day 2, so be sure and visit again. Please leave a much appreciated comment and become a follower of my blog. Leaving a comment each day gets you a chance at winning some FAB Unity goodies!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger: A Study in Blue

It's Tuesday Trigger Time over at the Moxie Fab World and this week's photo inspiration is below. I decided to interpret it very directly using the colors and the theme of the photo on my card.

You can play along with this challenge too, go over to and check it out.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Hey there Unity Peeps! Welcome to my blog and FWF! I will be hosting Growing in Unity next week so make sure you come back on Monday for some more Unity goodness.

Here's a couple of holiday cards I made recently. I went a bit non-traditional with this Christmas Card using pink instead of normal Christmas colors.

This Thanksgiving card will go out to someone special in a few weeks. I used Copic markers to color the pumpkin image. Unity has so many fabulous images that are just perfect for coloring with Copics.

See you on Monday for GIU!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Glue Arts is Fabulous!

Glue Arts, maker of the Glue Glider Pro and other fine products, has a fabulous blog that you should check out. There are tons of ideas and even weekly give aways! Use the link on the side bar or to head on over to their website.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stampendous - One of my Favorite Stamp Companies!

Here's a few cards I have made recently using Stampendous stamps and products. They have loads of wonderful images from elegant to whimsical and humorous. Check them out at

Don't forget there is still time to vote for my "Thinking of You" Card (White, Aqua, Kraft with white Damask) in the Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest! You can vote ONCE A DAY through October 31 at
Thanks and have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Here's two cards I made for the Perfectly Place Pleats Challenge in the Moxie Fab World ( The Contest ends on Monday October 25, so you still have a little time to enter.

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Firday- Unity's FWF! Finalist in the Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest!

I am so thrilled to have my "Thinking of You" card chosen as a finalist in the Scrapbooks Etc. Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest. Now it is up to the public to chose the winner and I would appreciate your vote at the link below. You can vote ONCE A DAY through Oct 31. My card is pictured below as well.

And now on to some UNITY goodness! Here's two cards I made for some challenges in the past week. I love that leaf image from the September KOM and have used it sooooo much, it is perfect for Fall! I love to paper piece, especially images that have larger sections to show off the pattern, like this Birthday present! Hope you like! Please leave a comment, become a follower and don't forget to vote for my card! Thanks!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

BLOG Candy Winner!

Congratulations to Sarah B, you are the winner of my WCMD Blog Candy give away! I have sent you an email requesting your full name and mailing address so check your inbox!

Friends, please don't forget to vote for my "Thinking of You" Card in the Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest. You can vote every day through October 31 at the link below. Check my previous post below to see a picture of the card. Thanks for your support!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest Finalist! I need your Vote!

My "Thinking of You" card (Aqua, White, Kraft with Damask Embossing has been chosen as a finalist in the Inkadinkadoo Creative Contest. I am asking for your support. You can vote ONCE A DAY through October 31 at the link below:

I really appreciate your help! Don't forget about my BLOG Candy giveaway, check out the October 2 post for the details and good luck!

Have a great day,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heart to Heart Card Drive for The Alzheimer's Association

Here's one of several cards I made for the Heart To Heart Card Drive on Carolyn King's Blog, Carolyn has challenged us to make cards for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients to let them know they are not forgotten and their work is appreciated. She has an address of a Care Home where you can send your cards if you don't know a caregiver personally.

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs too one lucky entrant. The prizes were donated by many companies and individuals including Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, Verve, Theresa Momber, Belinda Langner and so many others! Please visit Carolyn's Blog for more information.

My Pink Stamper Spooky Challenge

Well I know this card is not at all scary, but it is appropriate for Halloween. I made this for the My Pink Stamper Challenge over at

American Crafts and World Card Making Day

Just a couple of cards I made on World Card Making Day using some American Crafts paper. Leave a comment and check out my BLOG CANDY giveaway on yesterday's post.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Inkadinkadoo Finalist! I need your vote! BLOG CANDY Too!

One of my cards has been selected as a finalist in the Inkadinkadoo Contest and I would apprecitate your vote. You can vote once a day until October 31 at
My card is the "Thinking of You" card that is white, aqua, tan (Kraft) with black ink sentiment. Hope you like it and can take time to vote each day, I really appreciate it!

Reposting this so you remember to enter this week! This giveaway will be open until Saturday October 16, 2010 so get your comments in! BLOG CANDY Giveaway!

World Card Making Day began in 2006 and is still going strong. Held on the first Saturday of October each year, it was started by Paper Crafts Magazine and has become a day for card makers to celebrate this hobby together, online and in person. There will be lots of fun things going on, including a Blog Hop (might be how you got here). Go to for all the details.

In honor of this day I am sponsoring a BLOG CANDY giveaway! You could be the lucky winner of the crafting goodies pictured above. To be entered you must become a follower of my blog and ALSO leave a comment on this post (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you, ie. email address) , easy peazy! If you are already a follower, simply leave a comment, you do not have to become a follower again. The contest will run for the next two weeks so spread the word! Sorry, but due to shipping costs, I must limit this giveaway to USA residents only.

I am getting ready to box up and send off another batch of cards to Operation Write Home, this time over 250 cards. I save the cards I make for various challenges and contests and add these to cards I make expressly for OWH and when I have enough, off they go. This wonderful organization sends cards to our military serving overseas so they have cards to send home. Go check it out at (or the link on my sidebar) and see how you can help.

Thanks for visiting, have a blessed day!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

I have been busy getting ready for World Card Making Day, which is this Saturday, October 2. I will be having a BLOG CANDY giveaway so make sure you check back in then. I did manage to make this fairly quick and easy card for the SRM Stickers/Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge this week. I really enjoy making cards and entering contests and challenges, however, I end up with a huge pile of cards sitting around. Now I box them up and ship them off to Operation Write Home so that the military overseas have handmade cards to send home. I love using my Unity stamps to make cards for Operation Write Home, there are so many wonderful images and sentiments to choose from. Head over to and see what you can do to help this worthy cause.

Now for the part you've all been looking for - The Blinkie! Yep, that's it, right there.
Unity Flair!
Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win some fabulous Unity Stamps! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY post on Saturday October 2.

Count Down to World Card Making Day Challenge

World Card Making Day is coming this Saturday, October 2, 2010! In honor of that Betsy Veldman has challenge us to make a card for the holidays using a non-holiday card as inspiration. The inspiration card must be found in the fabulous Paper Crafts Special Issue: Card Creations: Volume 8. Check out the details on her blog at:

I was inspired by the card "Pretty Best Wishes" on page 140, a wedding card. I love the simple, elegant design and the color combination. Here's my Christmas card based on this beautiful card:


SRM Stickers and Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

SRM Stickers has teamed up with Operation Write Home to make cards for the military overseas using a sketch challenge! Check out the details here: www., the deadline is tonight at midnight, so hurry! This is the card I made using some fab Unity stamps.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I made this for the Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge in the Moxie Fab World ( I had a lot of fun using this cute pom pom trim to create the Christmas Tree. Remember to look at your sewing and other crafting supplies for inspiration in your paper crafting.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Cath, over at has challenged us to use offset scallops this month. Here's what I came up with, hope you like it. Please leave a comment and become a follower, thanks a bunch!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

This week I was in the mood for a happy card with some fun color. This little owl stamp (August 2010 KOM) and sentiment fit the bill! I love, love, love my Copics, they are so perfect for coloring Unity Stamp images. Have fun hopping, I hope you have time to leave a comment, I really do read and appreciate them all!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Doodle Factory Blog Candy Give Away

A fabulous Blog Candy give away is going on over at the Doodle Factory ( and they are giving away SIX sets of flower stamps! The sets are called Backlit Blooms and they are so versatile. You know you want to win, so go check it out and spread the word.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Amuse Sketch Challenge #20

There's a monthly challenge in the Amuse Lounge and this month you can choose from one of three sketches. I choose the clean and simple design and here's what I came up with.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

I tried a couple of new things this week and I hope you like the results. The first card features "Collage Stamping" which I heard is all the rage now. It was a lot of fun combining multiple stamps to create the image and it gave me a chance to use my Glimmer Mists, which I don't use often enough. I have so many wonderful Unity stamps that I can't wait to use for this technique. The second card features some decorative packing tape that I purchased this week. I think it is a really easy way to add color and pizazz to a card. Have a great time on the Blog Hop today and leave a comment if you have time. Thanks!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Can it be Friday again already???? I didn't have time this week to do much crafting but managed to squeak this one out. Just a simple note card featuring the adorable bird and ledger image from Unity's August 2010 KOM. Black and white gives my cards so much classic appeal and the little pop of aqua gives it the zip. Hope you like. Did you see Unity's September 2010 Kit of the Month??? It is really cute, full of really usable images and sentiments! I can't wait to get mine! Things are really hopping over at Unity, the orders from Summer CHA are pouring in, people are being hired and everyone is working hard to keep up. Not bad in this economy! Congrats to Angela and all the Unity Team for a job well done! Check it out at

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Operation Write Home Birthday Bash!

All during the month of September, Operation Write Home is celebrating it's birthday! Yeah! This wonderful organization collects handmade cards to be used by our military heroes overseas to write home. You can help them out by hosting a card making event during September, or by simply making cards on your own and shipping them to OWH. Check out their website for all the details you will need to know (ie.: No Glitter on cards) Hero Arts stamp company is hosting a virtual card making party in support of Operation Write Home's Birthday Bash. This event takes place on September 10 - 12 on their blog and in the Hero Arts Flickr group, check it out at

Friday, August 27, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

Don't you just love Cosmo Cricket Papers and Unity Stamps together? Such a perfect match! Have fun on the Blog Hop today and good luck finding that blinkie!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Amuse Monthly Challenge

Here's one for the Monthly Challenge in the Amuse Lounge ( The challenge was to use pattern paper or create your own pattern paper using Amuse stamps. I made the leafy background paper with a stamp from the clear set "Simple Wishes" using Versamark Ink. I added the cute squirrel and sentiment to make it a perfect way to send a little love to someone this Fall.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Friday

Here's one I made for this week's Unity Hip Hop Challenge. I love, love, love this sun image! I have used it so many times and never get tired of seeing it! Summer may be coming to a close, but with this fun Unity stamp you can keep it alive in your crafting all year long!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Card Maker Crop Party Challenges #4

Thursday Challenge: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Saturday Challenge: Pinata Prize

Saturday Challenge: Thanks A Bunch

Card Maker Crop Party Challenges #3

Saturday Challenge: Just For the Girls Invitation

Saturday Challenge: Get Bossy On Your Birthday

Friday Challenge: Let's Party

Saturday Challenge: Wrap Around Something Sweet

Friday Challenge: Let's Roll