Monday, September 30, 2019

Growing In Unity - Day 1

Hello!
Welcome to my blog and my week of being a Growing in Unity Girl. This is the 2nd time being chosen and I have to say that I am equally as nervous as the first time.

My style is very clean and simple. Heather Hoffman and Lisa Arana are like Goddesses to me! I love their style and watching their quick tip videos.
I purchased my first set of Unity Stamps probably 8 or 10 years ago. I bought them through an Ippity Chick, Aletha Williams, who a few years later I was fortunate to be on a design team with her. The red rubber, quality, price and beautiful images won me over and I really haven't bought any other stamps since.


Some may think what I am sharing for my first day is a little odd, but they are Sympathy Cards combining different sets. I find that it is so much easier for me to create a Sympathy card when I do not need one. They are very difficult to make. Again, just a clean and simple style, very elegant in black and white. The kits I used are:

The rose stamp was a freebie I received and I'm not sure which kit it is from.


Card bases and card stock are from Michael's. Washi tape is Recollections. Ink is GKD Amalgam.


I hope you liked my first day and come back and visit the rest of the week. Please don't forget to leave a comment below to let me know you were here.
I will be selecting 2 winners at random for some Unity Happiness at the end of the week!


67 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. I agree, very hard to make one when you actually need one. Hope you have a great week!!

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  2. Lovely cards. I like the clean and simple look, which I think is perfect for sympathy cards. I agree that they are a hard card to make. Smart to have some on hand.

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  3. Lovely cards. I like to have all types of cards on hand ahead of time. enjoy your week as a Unity gal!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love these cards. I have wanted to try black and white you inspire me to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to see your creations.

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  5. Sharon, your sympathy cards are elegant. I love the black and white together. You are so right about making Sympathy cards. Hard to stamp with tears in your eyes. Blessings.

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  6. Beautiful cards. Black and white is really appropriate for sympathy cards. Perfect to have on hand because you’re right they are so hard to make in the moment.

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  7. Beautiful cards! I agree I always say I need to make some cards ahead so I don’t need that special one when someone passes. Thanks enjoy your blog!

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  8. Very classy looking designs. I especially love the placement of the abundant flowers.

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  9. These are just beautiful! Have a fun week!

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  10. I like the simplicity of the black and white. That book with that sentiment is perfect. I have both those sets, but didn't think about putting them together. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for your kind words.

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  11. Your cards are lovely, and I love your CAS style. I agree that sympathy cards are difficult and the reason I try to keep some made ahead. Thank you for these new ideas! I'm looking forward to your GIU week.

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  12. Thank you, they are sometimes harder to make, but your designs are lovely, and I believe for such cards, simple is better, have an inspirational week😊

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  13. Beautiful cards...and I agree so hard to make them but what a good idea to have some already made😊

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  14. You are so right. Great idea. Such pretty cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Sympathy are one of the hardest for me to make. These are just amazing for that reason. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. These are all beautiful!! I love black & white - always so elegant.

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  17. Lovely floral designs! Elegant look in b&w!

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  18. All are just lovely and I totally agree that they are the hardest cards to make, but think I will follow your lead on this and have some on hand! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I have always done this as well. Yours, in black and white are perfect

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  20. Very elegant indeed!πŸ˜ƒ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  21. Thanks for the post, so smart to create sympathy cards, because when you need them, you do not want to feel rushed to make them. I will follow your wisdom and plan time to create some during October.

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  22. Beautiful in black and white. Gorgeous cards for a difficult occasion. Hugz

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  23. Such beautiful florals! I LOVE THESE!

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  24. Love the simplicity, yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Love these they are beautiful. I like the simple black and white look to these. Will definitely remember these next time I make some sympathy cards.

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  26. Sharon, I totally agree about the sympathy cards! Such a good idea to have them on hand. All three of these creations are beautiful and elegant. Great job! I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us!

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  27. Beautiful cards. I make them up to have on hand just in case, as well. We all like happy, fun cards, but life sometimes dictates otherwise.

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  28. These are really beautiful Sher. I shy from making grief cards & then when I need one I find I have no good sentiments for it. Thanks for sharing these, I'm thinking I need to look at these sets now! {{ PS Congrats on your 2nd!!!! GIU week! Have a good one ;) }}

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  29. Love these cards! Black & white is one of my combo faves!

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  30. Another Sharon here--I used to be called Sher Sher by my parents. I really love your elegant cards. The black and white look wonderful!

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  31. Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make. Very pretty.

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  32. I love CAS! The are such beautiful sympathy cards...

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  33. The black and white is stunning on these!

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  34. Thanks for sharing these! The simple black and white is so effective. Sympathy cards are often hard to make and you have done a lovely job! Brody’s love is on my wish list ...

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  35. Beautiful sympathy card designs!

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  36. Fantastic looking sympathy cards! I love the simplicity of being black and white too!

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