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Day 1 of my GIU Girl week for Unity Stamp Co.


Good morning Friends,

Today starts my week of Unity stamp inspired creations. I hope you will visit me each day this week. Because at the end One Random.org selected person will receive two itty bitty stamp sets from Unity stamp company!! If you want to start looking at the itty bitty stamps click here!

Unity has a “ning” web site it’s full of stamping fun here is the link: http://www.myunityplace.com/ and if you do go and sign up, look me up and “Friend” me!!

Here is my Day 1: card

GIU-girl-day-1I have used the stamp set “Kokeshi Cuties,” created by Samantha Walker for Unity. I have colored her in with Copics. I added a SU tiny pearl in the flower in her hair.

Behind my girl stamp is 2 different size Sizzix dies. Then the strip of Bravo Burgundy was dry embossed using a Cuddle Bug embossing folder from an “Asian” set. I then use a metallic gold Gelato and rubbed it onto the strip, over the raised flowers.

Behind the strip I stamped the stamp called “Dots for Sure.”  I used the same metallic gold Gelato and rubbed it onto the stamp, then with my mister I sprayed water on it and stamped it. The back ground DSP is from DCWV “The Far East Stack.”

Dots for Sure - IPS 129This is the “Dots for Sure” stamp.

Kokeshi CutiesThis is the “Kokeshi Cuties” stamp.

Have a look around Unity’s blog click here!

I hope you enjoyed my card, and that you will spend a week of Unity inspiration and fun!

Thank you for your visit and for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!



GIU week- Winner’s Post!


Good morning friends,

Hope you all are not too mad at me for being slow on this winner’s post. It’s been totally crazy. As you all know if you read my Friday post we 3 flew from Florida to Virginia Beach, well due to weather conditions at our layover destination we were delayed 2 hours. We didn’t get home until midnight. Saturday was spent running around doing the final touches for Leia’s birthday party. Sunday was the B-day party and by time we got back to the house, I was so tired I fell asleep on the couch. Then Monday (Yesterday) I had all of you all’s names typed up, ran the “Random.org” and was getting ready to post when my G-baby woke up from her nap and…………………..


Well needless to say I was a bit pissed! I just took a deep breath and picked her up and we went into the play room. I was so beside myself, and needed a walk, so her and I went for a really long walk. I cant get mad at her or say anything because she is just 2 and does not understand that Grandma needs to post. So the point is it’s been crazy. I do apologize for not having this post done on Saturday.

I did remember the persons name that Random.org came up with though.

The winner of my week of being the GIU girl is …..

Kris B.

So Kris B. please e-mail me your full name, address, and your pick of 2 itty bitty stamp sets from Unity, so I can send it to them and you will receive your 2 sets from Unity.

kldeyette @ yahoo.com

I am in the process of visiting all of your blogs and signing up to be a follower, if there is a hyper link with your comment, and for those that left me their blog addy. If  you have not left me your blog addy yet and would like me to visit you and become a follower, then leave me a comment with the addy.

I give you all big cyber hugs! I appreciate all comments and followers!

Again, thank you for your comments and for your visits! Stay Crafty my Friends!



GIU Girl Day Four! Unity! Want to win some Rubbah?


Good morning friends,

This week I am the GIU Girl for Unity. And what this means for you is if you make a comment on all of my posts, you will be in the drawing for 2 itty bitty stamp sets from Unity. I am also offering you an opportunity to have your name in the draw an extra time if you would like to follow my blog. Make sure you tell me in your comment that you are following me. So on with  the Show…

Today I have for you a card:

Cuppy--Cakes-cardI used Copics on the cup cakes. I sprayed the  back ground with Dylusions spray inks. Added rhinestones to the frosting. Ribbon from SU.

I have used “Cuppy Cakes” to make this card: (Follow the link to get yours.)

Cuppy Cakes - IPK 142

Thank you for your visit, and for your comments! Stay Crafty my Friends!

Kara-Leia-TampaThis is my Daughter Kara and my G-baby Leia, on a normal Florida day in the Summer (It rains all the time.) Gotta Love the daily T-Storms!

Don’t forget to check me out here: http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

I will see you all tomorrow for our last day together of GIU!

If you would like for me to come and visit/ be a follower of your blog leave me your blog addy, and I will stop by to say Hi!




GIU week! Unity! You can win rubber stamps! Day One!


Good morning friends,

I am the GIU for this week, and what this means to you is that you have a chance to win 2 itty bitty stamp sets from Unity stamp Co. All you have to do is make a comment on each of my blog posts showing you Unity/ippity stamped projects for 5 days on the 6th day I will use “Random.org” to pick a winner! Plus I have a bonus for you, if you are a follower of my blog I will put your name in twice. If your not a follower just click to follow my blog, and let me know in your comment and you will go in twice also! So on with the show!


I colored the bird and sprig w/ Copics. The ribbon, rhinestone, and hardware is from Stampin’ Up. All stamps by Unity/ippity.

I used the following sets on this card:

“Sing a New Song”

Sing a new song

“Music of my Heart”

Music of my Heart - IPK 113

I randomly stamped the music sheet stamp for the back ground from the set “Music of my Heart.”

My Daughter and Grand-daughter are down from Virginia Beach, visiting here. Leia, loves to be in my craft room and get into all my stuff, she really likes the Copic markers. And my bottles of seed beads. She shakes them up side down and says “My glitter” every time! Here is a pix of her finger painting- a future artist in the works!


I wish you all a wonderful Monday and week! Thank you for visiting my blog, and thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my friends!




I am the GIU Girl this week, Day 3!


Good morning Friends, today is day 3 of my GIU week for Unity Stamp Co. And don’t forget that what this means for YOU! if  YOU make a comment on all my GIU posts this week, your name will go into the drawing to win two (2) itty bitty stamps sets from Unity of YOUR choice!! If you want to get a heads start on checking out what the {itty bitty} stamp sets look like, or if you would like to take advantage of the sale that’s going on right now CLICK ME!

So on to my project: I altered a composition book. You know that brown paper you receive in your box as cushion when you order something? Well that is what I used to cover my composition book with. I used “YES” paste to glue the paper down. I used Stampin’ Up’s grosgrain ribbon in Eggplant for a book mark, and glued it down before the paper. Once I had my paper glued down and trimmed, I sanded the edges with a sanding block. Then sponged them with ColorBox ink in Chestnut.

To obtain my back-ground effect, I first stamped {ippity’s} stamp “Dots for Sure” with Summer Starfruit ink pad by SU.  Then I stamped Unity’s stamp “Reversed Punchinella” by Christy Tomlinson designs, using Memento’s ink pad in Rich Cocoa.  Followed by stamping {ippity’s} stamp set “Bloom & Simplify” using Gumball Green ink pad by SU. I stamped my girl with Stampin’ Up’s Basic Brown, wiped the color off of her hair and with SU’s Elegant Eggplant maker colored it back in. I colored her flesh, and outfit with Copic markers. I fussy cut and YES pasted her down. Using the same {ippity} stamp set “Angie Girl: Dream with your Heart,” I stamped the sentiment -dream with your heart- three times in Raspberry Ripple to get my words, cut them out then sponged the edges with ColorBox ink in Chestnut.   I black embossed the image on top of her using {ippity} stamp set “TOTALLY happy.” The sentiment, Not all those who wonder are lost, is from the {ippity} stamp set “Delightful Little Things,” I colored the stamp using SU markers in: Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Chili, Garden Green and Pink Passion. The butterflies are from the “how YOU doin'” stamp set, I used SU’s marker Lovely Lila.  I found a free fount on the internet called “Charming.” That is the font I chose for my title and printed it, cut it out and sponged the edges with ColorBox’s ink in Chestnut.

Well there you have it! I hope you like my covered journal! I have decided to keep a journal of my dreams. This has been inspired by reading a few books on Edgar Casey. I recently got home from a three week visit in Virginia Beach. While I was there, I had the pleasure of checking out his A.R.E. place.

Here is a list of the stamp sets that I have used to create my project today:

“Dots for Sure”

Reversed Punchinella

Bloom & Simplify

“Angie Girl: Dream with your Heart”

“TOTALLY happy”

“Delightful Little Thing,”

“how YOU doin'”

Just a reminder, If you have not seen in person any {ippity} or Unity Stamp Co. stamps before, they all come in deeply etched red rubber, pre-cut, and on foam. All you have to do is peal and stick it to your clear block ink and stamp!! These stamps are truly great quality, and will last forever!

I would like to say THANK YOU to Maria Levine for allowing me this great opportunity of being the GIU this week for Unity Stamp Co.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today, If your not already a follower of my blog and you  would like to be, my follow by e-mail button is on the right side bar under the second picture of my grand-daughter, above the calendar.

Stay crafty my friends!



Day 2 of GIU!



Hello my crafty friends, today is day 2 of my GIU posting. Again what does this mean for you?? Well if you comment on each of my postings your name goes into the drawing for two (2) itty bitty rubber stamp sets from Unity Stamp Co. Cool right!!

Well today I have used a stamp set from Unity called “Grow yourself Extraordinary”  these stamps are red rubber and deeply etched! They come already mounted on foam so all you have to do is stick it on your clear block, ink and stamp!

The patterned papers are from K&Company, inks, markers and boarder punch is from Stampin’ Up. Glitter frog and rhinestones from Micheal’s craft store.

Here is a picture of this set:

Thank you for your visit today and thank you for your comments! Stay crafty my friends!



One week of being a GIU starts today!




Good morning my fellow crafty friends. I want to share a card I made with you, using some Unity stamps. I am the GIU this week!! Yay! And what that means to YOU is that if  you make a comment on each of my posts for GIU/Unity this week, at the end I will be using “Random.org” to choose a winner from the comments. You as the winner can choose 2 (Two) “itty bittys”  rubber stamp sets from Unity!!! Cool right?? Hope you enjoy my card today and I will see you tomorrow for another one!

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.

Cardstock and ink from SU.

DP from stash.

Thank you for your visit and your comments! Happy creating!!