Growing In Unity Blog Hop



Hi there!

So our GIU Blog Hop is TODAY!!!

Here is the hop order...
If you came here first, you need to start at the Unity Blog!!! 

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I made a card using the same layout I used during my week of Growing In Unity.

My BFF is having a birthday real soon, 
so I needed a birthday card for her.

This card went together so quick, the longest part of it was finding my vellum!

It's in the box that my Acetate Paper came in ;) 
Just in case I can't find it again.

So here's my card:



I love how soft the background is for this card. Much different look than the same layout I used a couple weeks ago!

Close up so you can see the Velum and the sewing I did in the middle.

What do you think?
I used the Unity Set - 

I used SU markers to color the stamps before stamping to add that pop of color... I used paper from my scrap drawer, and my die cut machine to cut the vellum to be an extra soft touch behind the sentiment....

Don't you just love how easy Unity Stamps are to make a quick and easy card??

Make sure to leave a comment for a change to win...
and then head on over to 


blog, and leave her some love too!

Growing In Unity 2016 WINNERS

WOW,

I am late getting you the winners!
We had a long holiday weekend,
and then I got sick!

So here they are: 



AND




Please send me an email or message me on fb with your mailing address so I can get it to the proper ladies at Unity, so they can send you out some fabulous stamps!!!!

email: rabogner@cableone.net
Subject: GIU WINNER

Growing In Unity 2016 - Day FIVE

TODAY Is the Day...
My Last Day...
Of Growing In Unity!

Thank you for making my week so awesome!
Don't forget, this week could be awesome for you too!

Did you know that by COMMENTING on my posts during this week, you could win some Unity? So, make sure to comment on my GROWING IN UNITY posts and Two Lucky people who leave a comment will get to have some awesome stamps shipped to them for free!!!!

You can shop Unity Stamps
You can read the company blog
HERE

Todays project is a couple of candles.

I stamped the flower from Let Your Dreams Bloom on my tissue paper,
but wanted to try out different mediums.
I decided to color one image with Stampin' Up Markers...


And the other with watercolors.

I colored the back side of the image.
That way I could be a little messy in my coloring!
I really like how both of these turned out,
but I did learn that it is better with Dark Colors,
to use the watercolors instead of the markers.
Watercolors blend much easier on the tissue paper and didn't leave lines where you colored.

Before I wrap up my week, I had a fb message asking me about my backdrops.
They can be found HERE.

Aren't they fabulous?
AND GUESS WHAT...
Mrs. Vahl has offered my readers a discount code. 
Good only for the backdrops!
At Check out, enter
BLOGGER
for a discount!
(case sensitive so make sure it's all caps please!)

Ok...
So, that is the end of my week.
Thanks for stopping by!


Growing In Unity 2016 - Day FOUR

Hey, Hey. Today is my Birthday!


Little secret - I don't share cake! LOL





Did you know that by COMMENTING on my posts during this week, you could win some Unity? So, make sure to comment on my GROWING IN UNITY posts and Two Lucky people who leave a comment will get to have some awesome stamps shipped to them for free!!!!

You can shop Unity Stamps
You can read the company blog
HERE

So, once again, I have a Christmas card for you! I love this Christmas Tree stamp. Last year, I had my Christmas cards all planned out in my head… and then Unity released one of the Kit of the Months with this BEAUTIFUL stamp in it! So then I had to make ALL my Christmas cards with that stamp!

This stamp came in this kit:

And, because it is such a beautiful image, I have to use it again. Just because!



I stamped this image, and wasn’t 100% thrilled with how it stamped. My ink just didn’t cover as good as I would have preferred on this image. But instead of trashing it… I added water to my image and spread around the green ink and made a water colored look to it. 

What do you think?

Here is last years card with this image:



Growing In Unity 2016 - THREE

… Good Morning. 
It’s me again! 
Here with some more Unity Stamps!

This is what is what's on the Unity blog this morning:


These are  a few projects of my Unity Past!
These are some of my FAVORITE projects!


Did you know that by COMMENTING on my posts during this week, you could win some Unity? So, make sure to comment on my GROWING IN UNITY posts and Two Lucky people who leave a comment will get to have some awesome stamps shipped to them for free!!!!

You can shop Unity Stamps
You can read the company blog

Today is two cards for one!
I wanted to see what this would look like with a paper pieced image....

and one that is watercolored...

I stamped the background on the red one in black and the one on the turquoise with Versamark.
I think I love the watercolored one the most. It turned out so pretty!

Which do you like better?

Floral Set - Let Your Dreams Bloom
Sentiment - Everything Comes Full Turn


Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow is my official birthday! ;) 
Hope I have something already lined up for you... 
because I think I'm going to sleep in!!!

Growing In Unity 2016 - Day TWO

It’s me again! Here for Growing In Unity.

Did you know that by COMMENTING on my posts during this week, you could win some Unity? So, make sure to comment on my GROWING IN UNITY posts and Two Lucky people who leave a comment will get to have some awesome stamps shipped to them for free!!!!

Have I ever mentioned that I really love Unity Stamp Co.?

I really do.

You can read their blog 
Or shop for stamps 

They are so easy to use. I have this card layout. That I use for many, many cards. It is so easy to put together, in many different colors, and just keep around to add a sentiment to, as needed.

Here is today’s card:


On this card, I use a sentiment from …EVERYTHING COMES FULLTURN.

This is my blank layout:

How cute is this? It is a very simple. Card Base. Two strips of pattern paper in one color, approx. 4x2.5”. One paper in coordinating color/pattern, 4x5.25”. Apply the strips at the very top and very bottom of this piece. Sew (or faux stitch) where to back layer is visible at the pattern strips. Apply a circular “frame” for your sentiment. Mine is a gear shape. I love using that shape because if I use guy colors, it is still “manly” enough.

Then when I have occasion for a card. Say birthday, sympathy, graduation, get well, love, Valentines… I just get a Unity Sentiment – typically from one of the EVERYTHING kits – and I have a very simple, yet awesome card to give to someone special!


There are just a few of the Everything Sets!!!

Here are a few of my other cards made with this layout, and Unity Stamps –






Thank you for coming and visiting me today!




Growing In Unity 2016 - Day 1

Hey, guess what! It’s my turn to be the Growing In Unity Gal! 

I know, I know. It’s been a while, but I couldn’t pass up my week to be a Unity Gal! 

I have done Growing In Unity every year, on my Birthday Week for like the past FOUR years!

Did you know that by COMMENTING on my posts during this week, you could win some Unity? So, make sure to comment on my GROWING IN UNITY posts and Two Lucky people who leave a comment will get to have some awesome stamps shipped to them for free!!!!

In case you are interested, you can see all my Growing In Unity posts from the past and present by clicking RIGHT HERE!!!!

You can find Unity Stamp Company HERE to shop, or HERE to read their blog.

For my first project, I have a Christmas card.

Hey, it’s NEVER too early to start on your Christmas Cards! 
Especially when you have over 40 to make, JUST for your own, personal mailing list!

I try to make it as easy as possible on myself. I do all the same image for the front… and usually everything is the same. This year is a little different. I found a cute paper pack at Hobby Lobby that has all Christmas paper, but only like 3 pages the same, with 20 different designs. So only 3 cards will have the same pattern paper, but the design is the same on all the cards.

Anyway, here is my card for this year’s mailing list:

  
The image is from OLD TRADITIONS
I have wanted this set for EVER. 
From the moment I saw it, I knew I needed it. And then someone in the Unity Show and Tell group on facebook showed how they used it and I finally took the plunge and bought it! 
I love that little truck. 
I’m a farm girl, married to a farmer, and this little truck just speaks to me!

So, my birthday is September 1. 
I always HAVE to do Unity for my birthday week… and this year, I almost gave it up. 
I know right? 
GASP!!!! 
But I love Unity stamps so, I just couldn’t not participate!  

Life has just been so stinking busy for me lately! My oldest is doing 3rd/4th grade football, which means I had to make football shirts for the parents. 


I did orders and had 65 shirts (before my own shirts) to make in less than a week so parents would have them for Opening Day. 
On top of that, we started school on the 22nd and I made “First Day of/Last Day of” Boards… 


Not to mention all the other normal items I make for my little shop.
You can find my shop, along with all the shirts, signs, cups, glittered items 
at R.A.Bogner Designs!

And I just have to take a moment to say thank you for coming and visiting me. I really appreciate you visiting during this fun filled week!!!