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Growing in Unity Blog Hop

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Hi! Thanks for joining us for the GIU blog hop, if you got here from Amy's blog then you're in the right spot. This is going up a bit late as I'm having major pc issues! So for the hop today, I'm showing you my massive project that I'm working on. I decided to make recipe books for a few people for Christmas and so I'm starting now. I'm using the Chilled Strawberry Soup set, I love it, it's super cute! I'm doing a few different cards into a single set. The set I'm currently working on use the strawberry, oven mitt and the heart. 
I think that I'll end up with 20 or 30 of each card type per set. Such a huge undertaking. :-) 
I hope you liked my project, don't forget to leave a comment, 2 commentators from the hop will win some Unity stamps. Thanks for stopping by, the next blog on the hop is Carisa
Brittany

Kraftin' Kimmie Guest DT tryout

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So Kim over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps completely rocks and opened up a guest design team contest! I knew that I would actually have time to participate for the full month this time around and so decided to throw my hat in the ring. Here are the two projects I did. I kept it pretty simple and decided to focus on the stamps instead of doing a super detailed background. 
The first stamp set I decided to use was Happiness is Reading. I kind of adore the little boy image in this set, he's so happy with his books and puppy!
I used papers from the Echo Park "That's My BOY" Collection. They worked so well with this stamp.
The second image I decided to use was Look for Rainbows. She's so cute, sassy and has great sentiments! 
I used papers from the Heidi Swapp "Favorite Things" 6 x 6 paper pad for this card. I also used a clear Wink of Stella marker on the umbrella. The studs are glittered and are from the Imaginisce iRock line.
Both images were colored wit…

Fun with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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So I've been creating a lot with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Here's a card I did with the Make a Splash stamp set for the anything goes challenge on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog.

This was colored with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. All papers are from the Basic Grey Prism collection. I've been hoarding my Basic Grey papers but decided that this collection was perfect for this project. 
It's hard to see in pictures, but I coated her jacket and rain boots with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic after stamping it on pattern paper. Once it was dry, I fussy cut it and added it to the colored image. I love how it looks like a real rain coat and boots! 
Brittany

GIU Winners

Hi all! Thanks for all the love last week, it's much appreciated! It's time to announce the winners for commenting last week. They will each get a grab bag of stamps from Unity Stamp Company. If you're name is listed below please email me at britngavin@ymail.com with your full name and mailing address asap, that would be wonderful!
Lucy E and Sharon G
You are my winners! 
Thanks again all! Brittany

GIU Day 5

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Hi all! How does a week go so fast when you're having fun? So today is my final day as a Growing in Unity girl 2017 for Unity Stamp Company. I went completely off the page today and decided to do a canvas. I'm not entirely sure if I'm keeping or gifting it yet but it's fun. :-) Today I played with the Canvas Wishes set that was released in May 2014. I love this set, it's huge and so fun to use. I used it on a canvas that I covered using Dylusions Ink Sprays. I didn't ink the stamps, instead I used water to lift the color. The words on the bottom were hand lettered by me using my trusty water brush. 
So much color and fun.... I kind of love it. 
Don't forget to leave a comment today (or leave comments on the other 4 days if you haven't already) because I will be picking 2 winners on Saturday night to win some Unity Stamp Co. goodies! :-)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog this week! Brittany

GIU Day 4...

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Hi again! I can't believe that it's day 4 already! So welcome back to my week as a Growing in Unity girl for Unity Stamp Company. If you're just joining us, check out the previous 3 days because every day that you comment is another chance to win some free stamps. So today, I continued my watercolor marker theme that seems to have taken over my GIU week with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I used them with the lovely "Lilacs & Birthdays {floral collage}" stamp. I adore lilacs and so this one is a favorite of mine to use for birthday cards.


I went totally CAS for this one just because I like it best this way. I am normally someone who uses lots of paper layers, but sometimes the stamp just calls for nothing else added. 
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win some free Unity stamps! 
Brittany


GIU Day 3!

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Welcome! Can't believe that it's already day 3 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm having a blast with this week! I've got a super secret project in the works for Day 5... It's massive. However, back to day 3. Today I decided to play with an Angie Girl stamp. This is my favorite line that Unity Stamp Co. sells, I have a bunch of them and love them all. I have a card with an immediate purpose though for today. My bestie is having a baby girl in August and I'm hosting her baby shower in just 2 1/2 weeks! And of course I need to make a card, because, well, I don't buy cards, I make them, lol! So I decided to play with Stella Girl. She released in July 2015 and is completely fab! I'm pretty sure I never looked that put together when my munchkin was small. 

These girls are so cute, I love them! :-) 
I'm kind of obsessed with my different watercolor markers right now, I have 3 different types and I've used 2 different ones so far this week. 
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