Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Favorite Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to my page for the My Favorite Unity Blog Hop!! You should have come here from Kim's page.  If you want to start at the beginning, hop over to Unity's blog homepage so you don't miss anything!

I chose Strength & Dignity (KOM November 2013) for it's inspirational quotes and images. 

I want to dedicate this card to everyone who is struggling at the moment. Know that we are stronger than we think.

 I stamped the silhouette image on the same wood-grain paper as the layering DP. I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment was first inked in the middle with Wild Honey (all Tim Holtz distress inks), then the top with Peeled Paint and the bottom with Barn Door. Overlapping the colours doesn't matter, as long as you start with the lighter colour first.

I'm so glad I could take part in this Hop. Things have been difficult on the home front but we can only look forward and Upward.

Remember to leave a comment and Unity will pick 2 random winners from the Hop blogs to win a Unity Grab Bag of 25 stamps.

Your next stop on the Hop is Gaylynn.


If you get lost, here's the full list:
  1. Kristina Beagle
  2. Kim Rippere
  3. Riette Gasser
  4. Gaylynn Martling
  5. Kristy MacKeen
  6. Nazia Naz -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Winners of my GIU week comments

Here are the TWO lucky ladies that win a bag of Unity goodies each!

From Day 2:
I have always loved that stamp set. It is so nice to see it done up.
From Day 4:

Great card! CAS, yet bold and bright! Love the bows on the packages! Great coloring too! TFS

Please send me your e-mail addresses to

Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Your comments were so appreciated.


Friday, August 28, 2015

GIU Day 5

It's my last day as Growing in Unity girl and the week has surely flown!!  Today I have a special message for everyone:

Unity set used: 
The background was also stamped with the same set.

Remember that I will pick 2 random winners from the comments on this weeks' GIU posts. You have until Sunday evening my time to leave a comment and I'll pick the lucky names on Monday!!

Thanks for everyone who has visited this week. It is much appreciated.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

GIU Day 4

For my 4th Day as the Growing In Unity girl I picked one of my favorite Unity sets, Birthday Chic.   AND my sister who left last night started her birthday high up in the sky on an airplane!  Yes, today is her birthday!! Happy birthday, Berna!

I did some paper piecing & added a little bling. Unity stamps are so great, they do a lot of the work themselves! 

Reminder: 2 lucky persons who comment on my GIU posts this week will win 25 random stamps from Unity!!

Hope everyone is well!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Today is bitter-sweet for our family.  My younger sister is moving to Canada!! After a year's planning the day has finally arrived. (I'm from South Africa for those who don't know.)  So this is a BIG deal.  I'm so grateful for technology that shrunk the world that she'll always be a call or message away.

On to my Day 3 card for Unity's Growing In Unity!!

Let's take it easy today and wiggle our toes:

I stamped the sentiment and a black print of the flip flop image onto white cardstock. I then stamped three versions of the flip flops in different colours and cut them all out. They are popped up with foam tape onto the bottom print.
I've been waiting for the right time to use this pretty ribbon and the colours went together perfectly. Reminds me of sea breeze & waves.....

Reminder: 2 lucky persons who comment on my GIU posts this week will win 25 random stamps from Unity!!

Hugs to all


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Unity GIU Day 2

It's day 2 of my week as Unity's Growing In Unity girl and I have a {sweet} one for you:

 This is so straight-forward it needs no explaining!  Just used my beloved Glossy Accents all over the glass jar and a few red liquid pearls.

TIP:  Use a positioning tool, like the Stamp-a-ma-jig, to get the placement of the {sweet} contents perfect.

Stamp set used:

REMEMBER:  That I will pick 2 random winners from the comments this week to win 25 random stamps from Unity!! 

See you around tomorrow!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Unity GIU Girl Day 1

I know I haven't been on for a long time (but with good reason). But it was really helpful to be Unity's Growing In Unity girl because I got some art therapy in the process!!

So for a challenge to myself, I made a one-layer card with masking!

Unity Stamps Used:

Sentiment:  Basically Said
Round drawn circle:  Kit of the Month - July 2013
Leaves:  Kit of the Month - September 2013

I hope everyone is well and I'll be back again tomorrow!