Monday, November 4, 2013

Growing in Unity - day 1


Hello and happy Monday! I'm super excited to be this week's Growing in Unity girl. Unity stamps make up the vast majority of my stamp collection... my husband even got me new Unity for Christmas last year. Hey, what can I say? I have good taste AND my husband is a keeper! :)

Today I have two cards to share; I make a lot of cards for Operation Write Home - they send blank cards overseas for our troops to write home to family and friends - and with the delay in sending mail overseas in time for it to have time to travel back here to the US, we are already on to Valentine's Day and love cards already. Crazy, huh? Anyhow, here's two I made with a fun Jillibean Soup/Unity set. One of these will probably go to my husband... he saw them and liked them both. :)

My Mind's Eye paper
Jillibean Soup/Unity set - hearty barley
Twinery twine
Papertrey ink smoky shadow card stock

My Mind's Eye paper
Jillibean Soup/Unity set - hearty barley
Twinery twine
Papertrey ink smoky shadow card stock

We are actually headed to Puerto Rico next Saturday for a belated 10 year anniversary trip. I am excited! And very overwhelmed. We will come to home to our youngest's birthday, then Thanksgiving, then our eldest's birthday just after that. EEEK!

Unity is allowing me to do a giveaway of 2 Itty Bitty stamps this week, so be sure to come back each day and comment to win! Have you seen the new releases? Oh my gosh - cute!!

Jen

29 comments:

  1. Woohoo congrats on your GIU this week!!
    Beautiful cards and brilliant cause....sounds like you are going to be busy...busy Jen.
    Bug hugs
    Tracy xxxx

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  2. What very pretty cards - love the 'non-traditional' colours. Enjoy your trip!!

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  3. Congrats on the GIU week, Jen. These are both sweet cards with a lovely color combo.

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  4. Very pretty cards. Have a wonderful trip.

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  5. Yay...congrats on your GIU week. How FUN. I like your OWH cards. Such a great program for our troops. :)

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  6. Very pretty card. I love that paper. Congrats on your GIU and I hop you have a wonderful vacation.

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  7. I like how simple your card is. I need to make simpler cards so I don't agonize over the details. Nice job, missy!

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  8. Loving your OWH cards. Great program. I love the nontraditional colors. Congrats on being the GIU girl for the week. Sounds like your month will be full! Hugs~Patti

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  9. Congrats on your GIU week!
    Great cards! Love the papers and stamps you used! OWH is a great cause!

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  10. Lovely cards for a wonderful cause! Looking forward to your GIU posts this week, it sounds like this is just the beginning of a very exciting month for you!

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  11. Wonderful CAS cards! Love the sentiment tags! Congrats on being this weeks GIU designer! Looking forward to an inspiring week! Hope you have a fun and safe trip!

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  12. Great cards, Jen! I'm excited for your GIU week -- I always like to visit your blog. I also love that you are sending them to OWH. Great cause! Have fun on your anniversary trip!

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  13. Congrats on being GUI gal! It's absolutely wonderful that you make cards for OWH. Your cars are lovely and whoever receives them will love them!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I LOVE these cards! I also make cards for Operation Write Home and these are perfect because they would work for just about anyone.

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  15. love this card
    looking forward to seeing all your creations
    that you share with us this week!

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  16. beautiful cards! Enjoy your time on vacation!

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  17. Great Cause. Love the colors and the stamps you used. What an eventful month for you have fun in all you do this month.

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  18. Loving the paper and that great simple design with the tag and twine!!

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  19. Totally stealing this idea-- I think I have all the supplies I need for it! Love it!

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  20. Very pretty. Thank you for the opportunity at the giveaway:) Enjoy your trip and may you both be blessed with many more years.

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  21. Congrats on being the unity girl this week. Great cards. I love the colour combination

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  22. Jen, congrats on being Growing in Unity girl this week! Cute cards!! Have fun on your trip!!

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  23. I just love your cardmaking style, the simplicity but there's a lot of fun color with your patterned papers. I think I'll try that, I feel overwhelmed when trying to cover up white space, but your papers are gorgeous here!

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  24. Sweet cards for a Great Cause. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy f

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  25. Great love cards for your husband and OWH.

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  26. Love the paper! And those little tags... Love em!! Have a great time on your trip!

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  27. Have a great trip! You'll need the rest for all you'll have waiting for you when you get back! :)

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