Saturday, May 6, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop-May 2023


Hello, Friends! Welcome to the May Friends of Unity blog hop. If you haven’t started at the very beginning and don’t want to miss any of the inspiration you can find the first stop at Crystal’s Blog

Our prompt this month is “inspired by”.  Crazy, right?  Pretty wide open 🙂. Every time I thought about it, all I could think of is the stunning projects regularly shared by Bobbie Sue McConathy at Two38Creations. Her water coloring is just breathtaking.  I picked some of my favorite images and determined to practice and learn from Ms Bobbie Sue.  Above is my first inspired project which features the Coolest Chicks set because she IS one cool chick!  Be sure to check out this awesome post HERE where she gives wonderful pointers and reviews some of her favorite papers and coloring tools.  

The World Needs Your Light

Friends and Macarons 

Linen Flowers

Dreamin’ Daisies 

I still have a long way to go but it’s really been quite fun.  It’s always a good idea to stretch and learn new things. There is inspiration everywhere ❤️ Your next stop is Alaine’s blog— enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2023

{BYSHC} Spring into Christmas 2023 Linky Party


I barely need a reason to bring out this beautiful Unity Stamp Co image. I paired it with the Vintage Ledger Background to create this sweet simple card for the Linky Party. 

I have to admit, I do struggle to create holiday cards all year, but I know it’ll pay off when the time comes 🙂
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop-April 2023

I’m so excited to be joining the Friends of Unity Blog Hop this month!  It’s been a minute since I blogged so bear with me while I dust things off 😉 Our April theme is butterflies. Who knew I had so many sets which include butterflies? Naturally I couldn’t pick just one, so I went with many. Unity is like that—great designs, great sales—you can’t stop with just one!

My first card, above, features the set Moment by Moment.  I used the Rectified Poppies Background to create a subtle impression behind the focal image.  It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but a great finishing touch to include, especially for the shabby chic look.

I wanted to keep with the vintage look for my second card.  I started by stamping the floral image from Like A Lotus and then masking it off.  Next, I used distress ink to stamp the Vintage Ledger image which I lightly added water with my finger tip in places to spread the ink and create an aged look.  The butterfly and sentiment are from a set called Faith which, sadly, I just realized is now retired 🙁

My third project is a Faith-dex card featuring Moment by Moment and Trust in the Lord

Finally, my fourth project features Funky Flowers, Flutters and Prayers and Dreams Take You. 

Thank you so much for choosing to hang out with me and the rest of the Friends of Unity crew! Your kind comments are always appreciated! As you hop along, you’ll notice prizes to be won.  Please comment on all hop stops for your chance 😍. If you’ve not started from the beginning, you’ll want to start at Crystal’s blog. Blog. Your next stop is:

See you again soon! TTFN,

Friday, January 28, 2022

Wrapping Up GIU: Another Photo Dump!

Guys!!  I just couldn't help myself!  Today is the final day of my Growing in Unity week.  I had so many favorites or "never been inked before" stamps that I just kept going!  I couldn't decide, so I'm sharing them all!  Thank you so much for joining me each day.  If you've left a comment here or on my Instagram, you are entered for a chance to win one of two $20 gift credits in the Unity Stamp Co store! I'll be announcing the winners Monday, January 31, 2022!   Best of Luck!

Go--get inky and enjoy!!  Have a great weekend!  TTFN, Jane


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Growing In Unity: Having Hope

Hello, Sweet Friends!!  Welcome back for day four of my Growing in Unity week!  I've been a lover of Unity Stamp Company for so long--it's a dream come true to play along with their GIU program!

Today, I am featuring the set, Having Hope.  This set contains four scripture quotes in beautiful script that make a wonderful focal point for any card.  I tend a small card ministry for my church and am always looking for stamps that will encourage others.  Nothing at all encourages like the very Word of God!!

Itty Bitty images are perfect for combing with these sentiments.  For my cards today, I've used:  Thankful and Grateful Oak, Big Summertime Bouquet and Stars in the Jar.

Be sure to leave me a comment here or on my Instagram for your chance to win!

Wishing you peace and health this day!
TTFN, Jane


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Growing in Unity: Girl, I love you...

Happy Wednesday!!  Today is day three of my Growing In Unity gig!  I have a fun little mish mash of cards because I have so much Unity Stamp Co goodness, it is impossible to decide!!

The above cards features Lalala Girl by Suzi Blu.  For real, I might own all the Girls by Suzi Blu--they are adorable, super sized and awesome!!  Check them out here!

I added the sentiment, Girl I love you from Hello Fresh Start.  If you are looking for a versatile sentiment set, I recommend that one AND there is also a beautiful floral image too!

Speaking of florals, I love the large silhouettes from the Donna Downey collection that make for quick and simple cards.  Above, I've used Wayward Blooms along with a sentiment from Sweet N Sassy Stamps.

Below, the floral image from You are Forever Beautiful is so soothing to water color and also makes for a quick-ish card!

 Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to comment here or on my instagram @stampymom5 for your chance to win one of two generous gift certificates from Unity Stamp Co.

TTFN, Jane

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

GIU Day Two: Layers of Life

Day two of my GIU gal week!  This beautiful silhouette image from the Layers of Life set Troubles Be Few is perfect for a quick card.  Using water color paper and distress inks, I created several colorful background pieces to stamp on.

Remember, you can enter to win a $20 store credit at Unity Stamp Co simply by leaving a comment here or on my Instagram @stampymom5

TTFN, Jane