Sunday, April 8, 2018

It's All About Birthdays

Hello!
I can't believe how long it has been since I have made a blog post. With other forms of social media, I just don't think too much about it.
A friend of mine, Marilynn, knew I was making birthday cards and suggested I enter one of them in the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge. It is their birthday and they are giving away not just one, BUT 9 prizes!!! A $50 GC to their store. How awesome is that?

It's no secret, I am addicted to Unity Stamps. I love the quality of the stamps, deep, etched, red rubber. I use Unity for most of my creations.



If you happened to stop by, please let me know you were here. 
Hopefully I will be able to manage my time a little better so I can keep up with everything.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,

Sher

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Winner! Winner!!!!

Hello!
And the moment you all have been waiting for! The two lucky winners of my GIU Week are:

Drum Roll please......



1.  Julia Vazquez
and
2.  Jeannette (Forest Ranger)

Congratulations ladies! Please email me your address at:  shareeduff@aol.com
and in the Subject line, enter GIU Winner

I would just like to thank each and everyone of you who visited my blog and left such kind words and comments. I was so nervous showing my Unity Projects during the week, but all of you made me feel at ease! Thank you!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Danny & Petey's Mom
aka
Sharon

Monday, May 8, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home!
I can't believe I actually feel that way. Usually I never want to leave our little cabin in the hills...
It poured down rain, we had flash flood warnings, it rained from 7:30 Friday night until 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning. MUD! Oh the mud! And ticks! Ticks were horrible! I felt something crawling on my back, I asked my son to look, yep! it was a tick! I was itchy all weekend. I had to remove one from my husband Saturday night, it had embedded itself. Then we found another bite, but no tick. He went to the doctor this morning and was given antibiotic. This adorable guy wasn't bothered by any of it at all.

On the way home, we lost an alternator belt..... pulled off the Interstate about 30 minutes from home. I called my sister... I have awesome family! They are the best. She went to the auto parts store, bought an alternator belt, my BIL packed up his tools in the meantime and as soon she got back with the belt, they left for their rescue mission. It took my husband and BIL about 25 minutes to get it on and we were good to go.

Now there were good parts of the weekend. We made memories. We saw a black squirrel and a huge, fat porcupine coming down out of a tree. I've always seen them dead on the side of the road, never in real life. I loved it!

I played with my Chameleon Markers, still a little frustrated. Practice, practice, practice.\


I will be announcing my winners from my GIU week, hopefully tomorrow, Tuesday. I would just like to thank all of you for your kind words and comments. It really means a lot to me!

Lots of Hugs!

Danny and Petey's Mom
aka
Sher

Friday, May 5, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 5

Hello!
This week has gone by so fast! I can't believe it is my last day as your GIU girl. I'm sad. I would like to thank Unity Stamp Co. for giving me a chance at sharing my projects with all of you. I'm working on building up my confidence in sharing my projects with others, especially those I do not know. Also, I would like to thank them for creating the Unity (Show & Tell) fb page. At times I do share a creation or two, sometimes I enter the challenge, but one wonderfully fantastic thing is that the fb group is like a group of long, lost friends. No snarky comments, lots of encouragement and inspiration. It's as if we are one big family and a lot of that comes from Angela and the love in her heart that she so willingly shares with us all.
If I had to pick a favorite project from my GIU week, I would have to pick this one. I just love this kit and it's so happy. This kit has endless possibilities!
I used the So Glad Your Were Born kit.
Birthday Gift Card Holders!






The paper is from a DCWV stack. I'm sorry I didn't measure anything. I just used my judgement on cutting the paper large enough for a gift card to fit and the inside pocket to be adhered to the inside so the gift card would fit. Images stamped with black Memento, colored with Prisma color pencils, then fussy cut. Before adhere the DP to the card stock, cut a piece of ribbon approximately 10 inches long, adhere it to the base, then cover with DP. For the inside pocket I used a piece of card stock and trimmed it to fit the holder.
I just think these are adorable and can be made for any occasion!

2 prizes are up for grabs just visiting my blog every day this week and leaving a comment. Remember, you must leave a comment. Unity Stamp Co. (The bestest EVER!) has generously donated 2 grab bags filled with their awesome stamps. How great is that???

And please visit my GIU partner, Amy Martin Jones at The Tigers Haven. Amy also has 2 Amazing Prizes to give away from Unity. Amy, thank you so much for your encouragement this week!

I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend. We are heading to our cabin in the mountains. Fresh mountain air and camp fires are greatly needed. Usually I pack a bag full of stamps and all of the accessories. but this weekend I'm only taking my new Chameleon Markers and the coloring cards that came with them. They are a little intimidating to use, especially since one marker can create so many color shades. I'm going to pop in a few Stones CD's and practice my coloring and shading. 
The Rolling Stones are my absolute favorite! My son's too! At the age of 2 when most toddlers are learning the Alphabet song, mine was handing me a Stones CD asking to hear "Angie" He would look at me, hand me the CD and ask, "Mom-Mom, Angie, peas." We surprised him with tickets a couple of years ago for his birthday. The video is a little long, the whining puppy is annoying, but Danny's reaction is priceless and well worth the wait. The video can be seen right here.

I would love it if you would become a follower of my blog. Sometimes it just may be a boring read and sometimes it just may be like WHOA! What???

And Petey says, Thank's for all of the kind words you have been leaving on my Mommy's Blog!

I hope you really like the projects I shared with you this week. I really enjoyed sharing them with you!

Lots of Hugs!
Danny & Petey's Mom

aka 
Sher

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 4

Hello There! Welcome to my 4th day as a GIU girl!
Today I would like to share with you a tag I made. 
This tag was created using 3 stamps kits. The Angie Girl and Sentiment are from the Dream of Being kit. I cut out a tag from heavy card stock and adhered a piece of Recollections paper from Michael's. The first stamp I stamped was the butterflies using Versa Mark clear ink and clear embossing powder, then heat set.  The butterflies are part of the (...with her Own Wings) kit. Then I stamped the Angie Girl and sentiment using black Memento ink. The swirly scrolls are from the Growing In Unity kit (which is the very first kit I purchased from Unity!), I used black Color Box pigment ink and Recollections Bronze Embossing powder and heat set. I colored in the Angie Girl in with Prisma Color Pencils and used blending chalks on the background. The tape is from Target, the embellishments and flowers, I don't remember.
Unity Stamp Co. has given me 2 grab bags filled with 25 of their awesome red rubber stamps. Just because they are an incredible stamp company! All you have to do for a chance at winning something pretty fantastic is visit my blog every day and leave a comment to let me know you were here. 
And please visit my GIU partner, Amy Martin Jones at The Tigers Haven. Amy also has 2 Amazing Prizes to give away from Unity.

Have an amazing day!

Lots of Hugs,
Danny & Petey's Mom
aka 
Sher

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 3

Hello! It's Day 3!!! My Growing in Unity week is going by rather quick. My nervousness has calmed down a little...
For today's project I am using an Angie Girl. It didn't take long for me to become addicted to Angie Girls. This line of stamps is so inspiration for Women. Women should build up and support each other and the sentiments that come with each Angie Girl give encouragement, no matter what life throws at you.
I created a post it note holder. The holder is a plastic/acrylic 5 x 7 photo frame. They can be found anywhere and usually cost less and a dollar. I used 2 kits for my project, the first one, Bryna Girl for the image and the sentiment I used is from Dream of Being. The background was created on water color paper using different inks and shimmery water color paints. I colored Bryna in using water color pencils. The sparkly tape came from.... wait for it.... Yep! Those Dollar Bins at Target, I used the tape to keep the back of the frame from sagging.

And here is a close up of the stamped image and the back of the photo frame.

A pen could easily be attached to the side or just lay across the top of the post it note block. 
I'm sure there is a special someone in your life that would love to have one of these on their desk!

Well that's all I have for you today. Unity Stamp Co. has created grab bags filled with 25 of their fabulous stamps for me to give away to 2 Lucky Winners! All you have to do is visit my blog every day and leave a comment. I will pick 2 names at random at the end of the week.
 Please visit my GIU partner, Amy Martin Jones at The Tigers Haven. Seriously you have to visit Amy! Did you see her Day 2 project? OMG! And Amy also has 2 Amazing Prizes to give away from Unity.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,
Danny & Petey's Mom
aka
Sher

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 2

Hello! Welcome back for GIU Day 2.
Today I am going to share with you a quick and easy, fun to make card set.
The Itty Bitty stamp I used is Hello Daisy. I just love this stamp! It is so adorable and so fun!
The cards are 1/4 fold size and came from those dreaded bins at Target. (One can get into a lot of trouble with those Dollar Bins!) 
First, I "Ink Smooshed" the cards with green and blue marker. I found this technique under the Unity Quick Tips and you can view this tip right here. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. I stamped the image with black Memento ink, then colored the image in using my Prisma Color Pencils. After the image was colored, I filled in the image using Glossy Accents just to give it a little zing.

Oops! I got a head of myself. After the image was colored in, I stamped the sentiment on the inside. I'm not sure what kit it is from. I received it as one of the freebies that Unity Stamp Co. gives you when you place an order. Then I just simply cut a triangle corner piece and adhered it to the left side of the card.
The possibilities are endless as to what you can place in that little pocket. I decided on seed packets and am going to send them to friends to remind them how wonderful they are.

I will be giving away 2 prizes at the end of the week! 2 lucky winners! Unity Stamp Co. is filling grab bags with 25 of their awesome stamps! So remember, you must visit me each day and leave a comment to win!
And please visit my GIU partner, Amy Martin Jones at The Tigers Haven. Amy also has 2 Amazing Prizes to give away from Unity.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!
Hugs,
Danny & Petey's Mom
aka
Sher