Saturday, May 23, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop With Polka Dot Orchard

Welcome back to day two of the Coffee Lovers blog hop. There are tons of prizes being given out from the amazing sponsors, so be sure to visit every day and leave those comments.

The Coffee Lovers Blog can be found here
Polka Dot Orchard's blog can be found here

Today I am featuring a masculine card using Sack Of Bean from Polka Dot Orchard. I love the vintage look of this digi stamp kit. I used the included coffee beans to make a background for my main image to sit upon.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop With Graciellie Desgins

Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Where it's all coffee/tea/cider themed. There will be tons of inspiration along the way and lots of prizes from great sponsors.

You can find the the start of the hop here
Gracie's blog can be found here 

Today I am featuring Graciellie Desgin's new coffee kit Coffee Queen. It is jam packed with cute coffees and sentiments. I love the floral cups and the sentiments for these times. I also used the Coffee Lovers digi papers on my card.


Monday, March 16, 2020


Welcome! I'm here today with a cutie patootie. My daughter in law uploaded this adorable photo of the grandson and it was calling to be scrapped. Super Hero Flair and Dude Flair,  by A Flair For Buttons,were the perfect embellishments for this fun paper line Field Trip by Shimelle.

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Find the perfect embellishment for your next project today! Shop here
Until next time, happy crafting!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Growing In Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to the January/February Growing In Unity Blog Hop!

I had such a great time with my GIU week and I'm excited to share a project using the kit I received as a thank you. I chose Wonder, the November 2019 Kit of the Month. It's perfect for my wanderlust self and photos from my trips.

I loved the girl with her packed suitcases, so I chose to use her in my traveler's notebook spread documenting street life in Arusha, Tanzania. It's fascinating to watch life being lived. There is so much activity and what seems to be a chaotic environment, but there is order here. I chose to stamp her right onto my Gelli print background and leave the suitcases as is. I love the texture. I used opaque watercolors to color in the girl. You still get some of that texture showing through, but have the vibrant color too. I love how it turned out and I can't wait to get back to Tanzania. I have to go visit the piece of my heart that I left behind.

Wonder {kom 11/19}

Be sure to visit all the blogs along the hop and leave those comments for a chance at an awesome Unity prize! You can find the hop order below.

Edelmira -

Laura - <<<You are here
Linda -
Joyce -
Karen -
Selena -

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The World Is Yours

Hello and happy February! I am getting ready to return to Tanzania in less than two weeks, but I've only begun to scrap the trip I took in August. I finally got around to making my album title page and there are, of course, the perfect flair in the shop to help me embellish. I love the sentients and cute images. I definitely have a wanderlust heart and love seeing this amazing world we live in. I also used a digi stamp from the amazing Angie Blom. This girl is me.

I hope to have more layouts for you in the coming months as I edit my photos and get them scrapped. Be sure to click on the photo captions below to find these great sets in the shop. Until next time, happy crafting!


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Just Words
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Vintage Travel
Inspirational Words 3 Flair image 0
Inspirational Words 3

Friday, January 31, 2020

Unity GIU, Day Five: 1 Stamp, 5 Projects: Art Journal

And so it has come, my last day as your GIU gal for Unity Stamp Co. It's been a great week and I hope I have shown you that your stamps can be used for more than just card making. 

To finish off my week I have decided to get whimsical and colorful spread for my art journal. An art journal is a fabulous place to play around, try out new techniques, and just create for the fun of it. I decided to go all rainbow. I saw a cute meme on Facebook the other day and it inspired this page. The Cuddlebug Zebra is the star, with a guest appearance by the cloud from Sending Up Something Beautiful Be sure to see how it was made by viewing the video below.

Cuddlebug Zebra

Sending Up Something Beautiful

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope I was able to show you how to stretch your stamp stash to use in a variety of project formats. Be sure to leave comments on all the days so that you have a better chance at winning one of the prizes! Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Unity GIU Day Four: 1 Stamp, 5 Projects: Traveler's Notebook

Welcome to day 4 of my GIU week. How can it be day four already‽ Today I am using the Duddlebug Zebra to embellish my traveler's notebook.

A traveler's notebook is a bit of a mini album. they are designed to be slim, something you can travel with. You can add bits and bobs whilst you are traveling or you can fill them when you get home. Many people use them to just document everyday life too. I think it would be fun to do an "A Year In" project with one. I made this one before I left and plan on filling it with stories from my trip.

I used the image of the zebra as well as stamping the grass onto the background.

Cuddlebug Zebra
Come back tomorrow for my last day as your GIU gal. I can't believe it's almost over. I saved something a bit of fun for you tomorrow. Be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for one of the grab bag prizes. Until tomorrow, happy stamping!