Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Challenge for the Month at the Unity Stamps Blog

Ah, that time of the year again.  The days are cooler, the leaves are changing color, and a new challenge over at the Unity Blog!!  Everyone is invited to participate using their Unity stamps.  For this card, I used Face the Sunshine stamp by Phyllis Harris.

This is an A2 card.  I used Core-dinations paper.  I embossed it with Provo Craft folder Autum, then rubbed a file over it to expose the core.  I used my Kool Tak Layer Plus to make circles and cut out the top portion of the paper.  I colored the girl with my Distress Markers and cut her out using my oval nestability, then attached her with dimentionals.  I added some feather from my stash and popped up the sentiment.  If you want to play along; here is the link.


Life Book 2015

Winning a spot in this workshop would be absolutely out of this world. One amazing course offering instruction, tips and tricks from 25 different teachers.  All your beautiful creations will be bound into a beautiful book of your life at the end of the year.   This is taken directly from one of the teachers who will inspire and push me to do something out of nothing in my journal.

For more information go to:


Read more about this fabulous course!

Hopefully, you will start seeing more posts from me as I start on this journal exploration.

A Card Using Clear Spiced Sunshine Stamps

Happy Monday everyone!

Thia Gielow, from Spiced Sunshine Stamps, sent me the cutest set to try out.  I really like them.  “The stamps are latex free, environmentally friendly and have no harmful compounds” – says her web page.  I like that they have a slight tint for great positioning and great cling to reposition on the acrylic block.

I made this card using white card stock, distress inks, stencils, and the Spiced Sunshine set.    I first positioned the stencil on the bottom of the base and stamped the word Hello several times, then went back and using the sponge, I colored in the grass on the “hill.”  The other elements were stamped using distress inks.

I  mixed two different colors, yellow and orange, to give the sun some depth, cut it out, and used dimentionals to pop it up.  Don’t you just love the smiley face?  The stamp comes with four different faces to choose from.

Here’s a picture of the packaging:


And here is the card.  Thanks, Thia, for letting me try out your stamps – I absolutely love them!!


Unity Stamps Friends With Flair and Mixed Media Project

 I was inspired to create this card after watching a video on Craftsy.  It’s a very simple technique.  I stamped the dandelion images on vellum using memento ink in turquoise and adhered to an embossed panel then put it all together with a thin green ribbon.  All the sentiments are Unity Stamps.

Happy Wishes
Happy Wishes

I also created this mixed media piece for my niece.  She is such a hard worker and single mom who is always thinking of others and making people happy.  She works for the Salvation Army in an administrative position, hence the Salvation Army logo on her lapel.

Super Woman
Super Woman

 After I stamped my image, I used my copier to make it a bit larger so I could put her on this 9×11 flat canvas.  I used acrylic paints, stencils, stamps, different color inks, wood veneer arrows and a banner I had in my stash.  I colored the girl with prisma watercolors and used mod podge to seal everything up.  The super woman image and the sentiments are Unity Stamps.  Love my Unity!!