Drive By Crafts ~ Wood You?

Hi friends!

How completely adorable is this darling woodchuck!
It's from the Avery Elle stamps and available in the shop at
 I'm up on the DBC blog today,
I thought I'd show you a little more detail about my card.

 I stamped and colored the sweet little woodchuck, tree stump
and flowers which are all from the set.
I scissor cut all 3 of those
~ the Tim Holtz non-stick micro serated mini snips are perfect
for precise cutting and little nooks and crannies!
I made created the background with beautiful paper from
 Pink Paislee: Birthday Bash 6 x 6 paper pad,
and a circular die for 'faux' grass.

Lastly, I added the stamped/cut images to the card 
using some of my favorite glue, Nuvo glue!
This is really magnificent and dries clear and quick and doesn't warp 
the cardstock or patterned paper!
The darling woodchuck is popped up on
 3D foam variety pack from Scrapbook Adhesives
I really love how it pops up, giving the card extra dimension.
And although I cut today's stamped image with scissors,
there is a matching die set for this Avery Elle Wood You?
How sweet is this!

You can see more inspiration on the blog:
and stop in the store and add some of your favorite stamps to your stash!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Dueling Darlings ~ On the 18th ....

Hello again!

*I have two posts today - 
for my card with The Project Bin, please go here!

It's the 15th of the month,
and that means the Dueling Darlings are back with another friendly duel :)
This month, our hostesses for The Divas is LJ,
and the hostess for The Dazzlers is Darlene!
They sent such an incredible creative kit!
A calendar stamped image marking the new year
and we were to 'fill in the rest'.

Now ... my card .... I almost didn't post it.
I know, I know ...
sometimes we hit the mark and LOVE a card,
and sometimes we don't.

But this card .... this one right here ....
is more than just a card :)
  It's a representation of a chance to meet some really incredible friends
that I have been wanting to meet for a long, long time!
This week, on the 18th, I'm boarding a plane (or two)
and connecting for a long crafty weekend!

To say that I am excited is an understatement :)
That's why when LJ sent the card kit, I immediately had an idea.
I left it with a little gem marking the 18th of January ♥

Therefore, my card ..... it's just paper, really.
It's not what I wanted to make, but it makes me smile knowing 
that little gem means something so. much. more!
And LJ, I'll do better next time.

Be sure to stop in an see all the card from the DDD ~
they are listed in my sidebar.
Meanwhile, THIS GIRL needs to pack!

From Miami to Wisconsin - now there's a 180 turn!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

The Project BIn ~ Smile!

Hi friends!

I thank each of you for your visit and sweet comments,
especially last week when I had SO many posts!
Soon, I'll be able to announce the winner/s
 of the Growing in Unity week - YAY!

First up, Mondays are the day I post to The Project Bin blog
So often, while reading the news, it reminds me that yet once again
we really just need to unify better and love one another ♥ 

I love this quote from one of my favorite sets
 from The Project Bin called Wise Women.

Peace begins with a smile ~ Mother Theresa

And here's the inside: 

Be sure to stop in at The Project Bin to see what
else is in the store ~ so many wonderful sentiment stamps
and dies for every occasion.
And remember, if you click on a stamp/die set photo,
it will take you the gallery filled with sample cards!
Here is the set in full:
I'll be back in a little while with my 2nd card for today!
Big hugs, Bigger blessings!


Growing in Unity - Day 5!

Happy Fri-YAY!

This is the 5th and final of the Growing in Unity week!
It's been a wonderful week and I've enjoyed showcasing
the wonderful Unity Stamp Company!

I also thank you all so much for your blog visits
this week, and those that clicked to follow - THANK YOU!
It's going to be an exciting year ahead,
so I'm overjoyed that you will be here for the journey ♥

For my card today,
I've combined two fabulous Unity Stamp Co. stamps:
one of my very, very, VERY favorites!  Yippee Skippy! 
and ... thank you kindly by Phyllis Harris.

I think I can speak for all of us when I say
this is how we feel about Unity Stamp Company!

Thanks so much for a fabulous week.
For friendships, stamping, a wonderous year ahead!
Don't forget to peek back in a few days to see 
who the lucky winner of the generous Unity Stamp Co. prize will be!
Good luck!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Growing in Unity - Day 4 and CCEE Stampers 1802

Hello all!

I'm back with Day 4 of the Growing in Unity girl
 journey of cardmaking for this week!
I have loved, loved posting cards ♥
And remember, there is a generous prize up for grabs  ~
so the more you comment, the better your chances are at winning
 a fabulous prize from Unity Stamp Co!

The theme this week at the CCEE Stampers is 'fits me to a tea'
with our hostess, Liz, offering this week's challenge.
Therefore, when looking through my stamps for the theme,
I spotted "Always Today" and inked/colored it for my card. 

 Thanks for stopping by today!

You can find the CCEE Challenge here:

And Unity Stamp Co blog here!

BIig hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Growing in Unity - Day 3!

Hi friends!

It's Day 3 of the Growing in Unity sharing posts
 and I'm back with a holiday card!

I thank you all for stopping by each day to see the how the Unity stamps
are made into cards.
Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win 
a generous and wonderful prize package from Unity Stamp Co!

Today's card is using one of my very favorite holiday images ♥
Most of you know, I'm a HUGE Charlie Brown and Snoopy fan
and when I spied this 'small stuff' Unity stamp awhile back, 
I scooped it right up!

 It reminded me so much of Charlie Brown's tree
but more importantly, the matching sentiment stamp really spoke to my heart.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Be sure to see what tomorrow brings using another wonderful
Unity Stamp Co stamp and sentiment ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Drive By Crafts ~ Hope Your Birtthday is a SMASH!

Hi friends!

*I have 2 posts today!
For my Growing In Unity Day 2, click here!

Today I'm posting on the Drive By Crafts blog 
and every Tuesday, I'll share with you a new card I've made
with the amazing products from the store! 

Are you ready to FIESTA?!
This cheerful, festive birthday card was created by
 products from Drive By Crafts online store!

Here's what I did ~
I stamped/die cut/colored the Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set 
and set that aside to assemble the card base.
Drive By Crafts has an wonderful assortment of Lawn Fawn stamps 
and what's fun is the ability to scoop up a few and mix and match :)
I propped up the images on 3d foam and glued the paper to the back
using my very favorite glue - Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue.
If you haven't used this glue, you need to and I highly recommend it ...
it drives fast and clear and the paper doesn't get warped or wonky!

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set 
onto white cardstock and used it as a banner.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, Bigger blessings!

Here are some of the products I used:
 Lawn Fawn stamps/dies 
Designer paper, 6 x 6 pad ~ check out the wonderful selection! 
Scrapbook Adhesive 3d foam 
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive