I am so happy to be back as one of the GIU gals for the Unity Stamp Co this week.
It is a wonderful milestone for me.
It has given me a soft shove back into what I love doing.... creating stuff.
If you noticed I have not posted to my blog in more than a year.
This last year was filled with wonderful happy events and some heartbreak.
The biggest event for my family is that my son was a Sr in high school last year.
With all of the Sr activities it left no time for me to craft. He graduated in June and turned 18 in July.
Shorty after graduation we were off for a wonderful family vacation.
My heartbreak came shortly after my last post when my father died in a freak accident.
Between my family obligations and work, crafting just had to take a back seat.
Two weeks ago an opening came up to be a GIU gal.
After staring at the post for a few minutes I raised my hand and volunteered.
I thought this would be a great way to get back to the thing I love.
I've been a little stressed trying to create some wonderful projects for you this week.
When you don't craft for a while it takes a bit to get your mojo back. But I made it work.
I started off easy.
I do enjoy a good CAS Card
Even though I have not been crafting, I still have been viewing all of the wonderful projects out there.
I saw this technique using mini ink pads to create a background.
A couple of the techniques was to use a family of
colors and blend across the top third of the card stock.
Since I don't have very many mini stamp from one family
I chose to use some fun bright colors together.
I chose to use my distress mini's and made an impression of each color.
I then chose the butterfly image from the A Summer Story kit of the month.
I stamp it in black and then embossed the image using clear powder.
This fabulous sentiment is from the Phyllis Harris collection Happiness is...
The inside will be filled with a beautiful birthday greeting.
I though I would share with you some of the first attempts.
I embossed the butterfly in gold and silver on these samples.
I believe they will be made into a card of their own soon.
But I like the black best.
That is it for me today.
Now for the fun part.
I get to give to give away some Unity to two lucky people.
We all love some free stuff..... right???
All you have to do is.....
Leave a comment on my blog this week.
The more day's you comment the more chances you have to win.
At the end of the week I will randomly pick
two people to win a gab bag from Unity.
Winners will be announced next week.
Thank you for dropping in.