Saturday, January 6, 2024

Laughter, Giggles and Smiles-January Friends of Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the January Friends of Unity Hop!  Our prompt this month is Laughter, Giggles and Smiles- what a great way to start off the new year!  While I don’t own many of the obvious “funny” sets, I managed to create a variety of cards that make me smile.  I hope they do the same for you 🙂

Who doesn’t love a coffee themed card? This fun little itty bitty, Planner Girl: Liquid Hug, makes me chuckle. Coffee Is Life Background also used.

My second card also features an itty bitty, Smile in Your Heart.
Gracie Glitter Magic is a sweet little image sure to bring a smile to your face
And, finally— as if this little old guy from Old Fart isn’t cute enough…what about the sentiments from Demand a Re-Count? So cute 🥰 
I’m so glad you were able to stop by! Next, you’re on to visit Dawn‘s blog….Enjoy! 
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Friends of Unity-December Hop

Welcome to the Friends of Unity December blog hop! Our prompt this month is Furry Friends. Most people would think of adorable puppies and kitties—I did at first, too. Then I realized how many owl images I own 😳 and decided to go that route—clearly, I’m drawn to the owl. 

Stamps I’ve used:  Older, Wiser, Better Owl (above) and Decorate My Life. 

Finally, I love these little guys from Ray of Sunshine and Great Day Owl. I started by stamping and embossing the Do More Awesome sentiment. I knew I wanted to do some ink layers and didn’t want my sentiment blending into the background. I added color to the background with some random stencils I forgot I had. I can always make a case for hoarding craft supplies 😂 Aren’t they just the cutest?

 Thanks for joining our hop!  To be sure you don’t miss anything you can start at Crystal’s blog—the beginning. From my blog, the next stop is Joyce’s blog. Wait until you see what she’s made 😍❤️ 

TTFN, jane

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Friend of Unity-November Hop


Happy November!  It’s time for the Friends of Unity Hop! Our theme this month is slimline cards.  I haven’t made a slimline card in a minute. 🙂 It’s fun to play around with different sizes of cards and dust off some unused goodies again. 

Speaking of goodies, I had to use my new Warm Wishes for Your Home to create this fun neighborhood scene.

And, this beautiful floral image from Wonderful Like Us on this mini slimline card

I don’t remember anymore where I got my scalloped slimline dies, but they sure are fun!  Thank you for stopping by.  Your next hop stop is Amber 😍

TTFN, Jane

Friday, September 29, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 5

Happy FriYay! Today is the last GIU day for me, but definitely not the last time I will share projects I’ve made with Unity Stamp Co goodies! Please follow me on instagram @stampymom5 where I regularly share what I’m working on.

Today’s project was super fun to make.  You can make this tag accordion any size, fill it with pictures or decorate however you like.  I used Encompassed Beauty for the basic tag shape as well as Peony Ledger, and Rectified Poppies.  I used All Things Are Possible and the retired set Faith for my sentiments.

You need eight tags, a ribbon for closure and a good adhesive—I use scor-tape.  I decorate all of the tags first and then adhere them with the ribbon sandwiched between.

This is a great project for when you are looking for a little extra to share with another.
Thank you so much for stopping by this week….stay tuned for my winner announcement 😍
TTFN, Jane

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 4

 Good morning, Friends!

Today is Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week.  Today's card is a simple watercolor.  I have a terrible time visualizing size in my head.  I recall when I first ordered, Bailey Girl, thinking "wow!  this is a big image" and I love it!!  I added the die cut sentiment and some designer paper--tada!   Simple, easy to mass produce if you wanted to.  You can create Bailey to look like you or any of friends for a different look each time.

May your day be blessed with coffee and friendship and some inky goodness :)  TTFN, Jane

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 3


Hello Friends! 

It’s day three of my growing in Unity week.  Today, I am sharing a shabby chic card that features a beautiful image from Divine Dwellings.  This set is so beautiful and really perfect for all of what life might throw at you…weddings, baptisms, sympathy, encouragement—all the things!  It’s a great image for watercoloring which is generally my favorite thing to do.  Most of the time, I use my distress inks because they are vibrant and blend well.

I used a canvas stamp again inked with Vintage Photo distress ink to create some interest by over stamping and then removing ink in places.  With wet fingertips, I moved some of the ink around and then pulled some up with a cloth.  This is a simple way to add to the distressed, vintage feel of the card.

Thank you for stopping by 😍 TTFN Jane

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Growing in Unity Day 2

 Growing in Unity, Day 2

Friends!  Thank you for all of the kind comments you left for me yesterday— they all warmed my heart 🙂. I did notice many did not register your name so please put your name in the body of the comment too.  I mentioned in my bio that I am now a membership gal.  You guys! It was so hard to decide which one to get and still be a financially responsible adult—for sure, I want them all!  I settled on a Uniquely Unity subscription and I’ve not been disappointed once.  My most recent stamp, From the Herd, is so adorable and resonates… I have five kiddos so the herd mentality was definitely a thing especially when they were younger—like, herding cats 😉😂

The donkey….oh goodness! He is so cute! There’s not much more for me to say about this card so, just enjoy!  Be sure to come back each day and leave me a comment so I know you stopped by.  Your name will be entered to win some Unity goodness 😍TTFN, Jane