Sunday, October 23, 2011

Growing in Unity: WINNER!

I just want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who came to visit my blog last week.
I had so much FUN reading all your comments!!!

I'm also very excited by the few that decided to start follow Erin's Heart Sprinkles!
I hope I can keep the creativity going...
Now for what you came to see **drum roll**
and the WINNER is:

BloggerJocelyn Olson said...

Okay, seriously, you have the best designs! I LOVE these look like a naturally good crafty person to me! :) These cards are amazing!!
October 21, 2011 2:48 PM

Thanks so much for the sweet comments and support Jocelyn!
Include your Full Name, Address and
please state you won your prize from Growing in Unity.

Here are the choices again:
Sending My Love
Bitty Backgrounds
Little Me
Bella Fiori
Hugs & Kittens
Handmade Holiday
Bella Trees
Imagine It

Thanks again Unity friends!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Growing in Unity: Day Five

I really am a scrapbooker at heart... And I originally started collecting Unity Stamps
to use on my layouts.
So this week I wanted to make sure to show you how
I use Unity Stamps to embellish my pages.

This page is from a family fun day at the Mall of America.
{My niece and nephew are often the subjects of my scrapbooking}
 I used a very special Itty Bitty my friend Lacey sent me as a RAK.
It's called Snapshots. I cut out the camera and popped it up for some dimension.  I took the 'snapshots' sentiment and repeated it along the top as a border.

On this page I also used the set Here's the Ticket
I like to use this set as a place to journal and as a date marker.

The adorable paper is the Dreamin' set from Close to My Heart.
And I broke out my Cricut to cut the title from the Paisley cartridge.

This week was SOOO much fun, I'm sorry to see it end...
Don't forget to stop back and see if your name was drawn as the WINNER!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Growing in Unity: Day Four

Welcome to my newest followers, so glad you came to join me!!!

Day four is here and I'm using Echo Park paper {another favorite of mine}
How many "favorites" are we allowed?! hehe
Anyway, I thought I'd show you how I make make cards both masculine and feminine.

This first card has tons of color and gems to 'girl' it up:
The sentiment I used is from the Itty Bitty Simple Party.

The second card is for the boys:
The plaid pattern combined with the red, green and navy colors 
make this card a bit more on the manly side.
And believe it or not the sentiment on this card is from the very girly set Undeniably You.
Oh and the tiny star? It was an unexpected gift from Unity in one of my orders.
Another reason to LOVE Unity Stamp Co. right?!

Can't wait until tomorrow to show you the layout I made...
Thanks for all the sweet comments, it has been so fun to hear what you think.
Keep commenting on each post and YOU might be a WINNER!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Growing in Unity: Day Three

I wouldn't describe myself a natural when it comes to being crafty.
So I LOVE that Unity Stamp Co. offers so many ways to help me get started.
Their Kit of the Month Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE!!!
I especially like this months sketch:

Here is my take on the design:
I moved the embellishment to the center, I liked it better there :)
This sentiment is used a lot; mainly because it's so versatile: 
birthday, wedding, shower, etc. it just seems to work for everything!
The fancy paper is by Crate Paper;  So CUTE right?!
I used my Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles to cut the circles.

I also made another card {I don't want you to get bored!)
Sometimes it's kinda nice to have a card without a sentiment on hand:
This was my first time using this Echo Park stamp and now I can't believe I waited so long!
It's from the set I Adore You.  How vintage and pretty?! 
It fit my Spellbinders Labels Four fairly well too.

This week sure is flying by! Hope you're having fun...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Growing in Unity: Day Two

Co-brands are another reason why I {heart} Unity so much.
Lately, I have been all about Authentique Paper
and when they combined with Unity Stamp Co.
WOW was I excited!!!

Today, I made TWO cards
with a few of my Authentique Unity stamps.

The first card features the Itty Bitty Direction of Happy
I inked the edges of everything with my Tim Holtz Walnut stain Distress Ink.

The second card has rounded edges and a little satin ribbon
to make it special.  I used the You + Me = Bliss set for the sentiment:

I often add a small amount of bling to my butterflies...
for these cards I used my iRock tool and gems.
The paper I used today is from Authentique's Splendid Collection.

Thanks for stopping my for round two...
keep those comments coming for your chance to win!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Growing in Unity: Day One

Welcome to Erin's Heart Sprinkles!
I'm so happy to be hosting the Growing In Unity feature this week!
I'm a HUGE fan of Unity Stamp Co for MANY Reasons...but most of all 
for the opportunities to meet so many creative people who share my addiction!

I hope you have FUN following me this week
 Don't forget to leave a comment on each of my posts for your chance
to win some of your very own UNITY

For DAY ONE I made two Clean and Simple Cards
using the set Simple Blessings
Check out those massive pumpkins!
The sentiment I used is from one of my "go-to" sets

Below I just repeated the same leaf design in three colors. 
The ink I used was from Close to My Heart:
 I picked up this 'Happy Fall' sentiment in one of Unity's special grab bags. 

Thanks for stopping by,
I look forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some NEW ones too!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Growing in Unity Week

Stay tuned for lots of FUN...
I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over at the Unity Stamp Co blog!
I have lots of cards and a layout to share
so stop back EVERYDAY this week to see my new projects.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of my posts for your chance to win
one of the following Unity sets:

Sending My Love
Bitty Backgrounds
Little Me
Bella Fiori
Hugs & Kittens
Handmade Holiday
Bella Trees
Imagine It

I don't know how the winner will choose?! They are all so fabulous!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scrapfest: Jillibean Soup

I took THREE classes at Scrapfest this year 
 One of the most FUN was the Jillibean Soup card class.
Probably because it was the only class the three of us girls took together but also because
Jillibean Soup has such happy; CA-UTE paper!!!
 I love love LOVE the pins with the butterflies

This actually has a pocket on the front! How darling?!
I like the corrugated heart on this one
Love this owl! I wish we would've gotten the stamp as a prize but no such luck.

And we couldn't resist a celebrity pic with Jill Yagerlehner
(Don't ask me to pronounce that)
She's just a sweetie!

Unity Challenge: Falling Leaves

I know I've been a a bit absent from my blog...
My brain really wants to be crafty and I've made a HUGE list of stuff I want to create
but when I sit down: *blah* nothing comes out then I get frustrated shut off my OttLite,
and veg on the couch!  How lazy and boring!!!
I suspect my head is full, I'm starting a new position at work this week
And I had my first shift at my LSS today! Lots of changes in my world lately
LOTS of really GREAT changes...

Sort of like the seasons right? (How's that for a transition?)
Here is my one and only creation from the last week and half:

The 'leaves' are actually trees from the Unity set Bella Trees
They're small and I thought could pass as leaves... Yes? No?
I adore the sentiment; it's from the Archiver's Uniquely Unity mini book kit.
I got a little ink happy too but it worked.  It's my go to color: Walnut Stain.
The paper is a rare purchase from Michael's: Recollections paper stack Simply Autumn.

Hope everyone is enjoying these last beautiful days of Fall
before the snow starts flying!