The Stamps I Use

Friday, May 22, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Hi Everybody!

Welcome back to the last of my week long posts as the Growing in Unity Gal.

The hardest thing about doing the posts this week has been CHOOSING which stamps to use! As I've said earlier this week, Unity has so many delightful stamps for your card-making (or scrap-booking or art-journaling or mixed media) projects you are bound to find something that suits your taste.

Since my tastes are varied, my collection is also varied. From the cheeky and snarky to the make you giggle to the make you pause, I have them all.

One of my favourites - that really sums up my life philosophy is "Whiskey than Tea". I used it on this card for my sweetie to celebrate fifteen years of us.



I partnered it with an appropriate present - new whiskey tasting glasses and a really nice bottle of bourbon. He seemed to really like it.

I also came across the "I like it dirty" stamp in my collection. I'm pretty sure I picked this one up because a friend of ours is a BIG fan of martinis (me, not so much).



I'm thinking I should make her a set of cards with all of the sentiments in this set.


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card #2 details:



Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered into the draw for 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company. I moderate the comments so you won't see your comment below until I approve it. I'll announce the two lucky winners on Monday.

And I can't forget a BIG THANK YOU to the folks at Unity Stamp Company for the wonderful opportunity this week to get crafty and share some of my creations with their delightful stamps.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 4

Hi Everybody!

Welcome back for the fourth of my week long posts as the Growing in Unity Gal.

Another big part of my Unity stamp collection revolves around sentiments that would make cute/romantic cards for my sweetie. In some respects though, my definition of cute/romantic might differ from what other people think of as a lovey dovey card.

In my house, we are both BIG geeks/nerds (see the picture in the left sidebar? The Whovians among you will understand). Anyways, when I saw "Talk Nerdy" I knew it was another stamp that had to be added to my collection (I had the perfect papers to pair with it hoarded in my collection just waiting for the perfect stamp).





card details:
  • finished size: 6 x 6 inches, CTMH Chocolate card stock base
  • stamps: "Talk Nerdy". Glasses are coloured with Copic BG11, Y35, YG23 and B01
  • patterned paper: Jillibean Soup "Atomic Soup" (just the names of each of the patterns makes the geek in me squee with delight)
  • embellishments: Basic Grey "Jovial" buttons, CTMH Colonial White Waxy Flax
Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered into the draw at the end of the week for 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company. There will be two winners chosen from all of the comments left this week. I moderate the comments so you won't see your comment below until I approve it. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for my final post as the Growing In Unity Gal!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 3

Hi Everybody!

Welcome back for the third of my week long posts as the Growing in Unity Gal.

Another of the things I LOVE about Unity Stamp Company are the punny sentiments and the cute little images that go with most of them. They just make me smile and giggle.

Today I'm sharing just a few of the punny stamps from my collection.

One of my many hobbies is canning (both water bath and pressure canning) so when I saw "Pun in the Kitchen" I had to have it.




And aren't I lucky to have had the perfect papers to pair with this set? Of course, once I got started playing with those papers, I had to pull out the rest of my punny, fruity Unity stamps and have a little more fun.

Here's a card featuring "Lemon Squeeze"


and last, but not least, a card featuring "When life gives you limes..."



Though, in our house, we more often reach for the mint and rum to make mojitos! But I wouldn't turn down a margarita!

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Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered into the draw at the end of the week for 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company. Remember, there will be TWO winners selected from all of the comments left this week! I moderate the comments so you won't see your comment below until I approve it. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Day 4 post as the Growing In Unity Gal!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 2

Hi Everybody!

Welcome back for the second of my week long posts as the Growing in Unity Gal.

One of the things I LOVE about Unity Stamp Company is that there is something for everyone. As you saw in yesterday's post, if you like cheeky stamps - they've got you covered. Today, I'm sharing a couple of sympathy cards with simple, beautiful sentiments. I know none of us like to make cards for sad events but when you find yourself in need of just the right words for such an occasion, the folks at Unity have a wonderful array from which to choose.






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Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered into the draw at the end of the week for 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company. There will be TWO winners selected from all of the comments this week. I moderate the comments so you won't see your comment below until I approve it. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Day 3 post as the Growing In Unity Gal!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Hi Everyone!


This is a special week on my blog - I get to be the Growing In Unity Gal this week!

Last year I discovered the always delightful, sometimes punny, sometimes irreverent stamps from Unity Stamp Company. To say that their stamps resonate with me on many levels would be VERY accurate.

From Monday through Friday this week, I'll be doing a daily post featuring a creation (or two) that uses some of the many stamps I have collected from Unity over the last year or so. Leave a comment on each of the daily posts and at the end of the week I will be announcing two winners of 25 stamps from the great folks at Unity.

Up first are a couple of cards using one of the many Unity wine-themed stamps I have in my collection. My spouse is a sommelier so I kind of HAVE to have every single wine related stamp that Unity makes. Because. Reasons.

When I first saw the "Drink & Cuss" stamp set that was part of the December 2014 release, I HAD to have it for a very special friend of mine for her birthday card this year. Every other week we get together for what we call our "wine and whine" session. It used to be lunch (with wine - so we could whine) followed by a movie. I introduced her to quilting a couple of months back and now our "wine and whine" takes place at my house. I make us lunch & dinner, my spouse does the wine pairing for us and we spend the day quilting.!

This is her birthday card.





I thought it was perfect - a wine related stamp, quilting related papers. A "perfect pairing" in sommelier-speak!

Of course, since I had the stamp set out ANYWAY, I couldn't help but put the other image in the set to use on this card:



card details:

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered into the draw at the end of the week for 25 stamps from Unity Stamp Company. There will be TWO winners selected from all of the comments this week. I moderate the comments so you won't see your comment below until I approve it. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Day 2 post as the Growing In Unity Gal!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

4 You - Blossom

Hi folks,

I'm back again to share another of my recent creations. As you may have guessed, I've been playing with my new Close To My Heart Blossom papers from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.





card details:

Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Mother's Day - Yuletide Carol

Hi folks,

I know what you're thinking? Odd title for post. But yes, for a couple of this year's Mother's Day cards I actually used papers from the CTMH Yuletide Collection - a Christmas themed paper pack!

I quite like these papers and thought they would make a nice choice for the cards that were sent to both mine and dearly beloved's Mom.






Yes - I'm cheating. Same stamp, same papers - just a different orientation on the layout. But I REALLY like them. In fact, there are going to be four other cards posted in the coming days which feature these same papers in the same basic layout.

card details:


Challenges for these cards:



As always, thanks for stopping by!