Last Day of GIU

Let's see if I can get through a WHOLE post without my computer shutting down on me! It has taken me three tries this morning to edit my pictures!

I am sorry this isn't up at the crack of dawn like normal, but YESTERDAY was my BIRTHDAY!!! so I didn't get my post scheduled last night!

I had such a FaBuLoUs day! The best birthday I can remember since I was a kid and birthdays were such a big deal.

I was able to get a sitter so I could get my nails refilled and a pedicure (hadn't had one since a month before Colton was born...he is almost 10 months!). FELT AMAZING! 

Chris gave me a gift certificate to the local SPA to go get the DIVA package!  It includes a manicure, pedicure, luxury facial, 60 minute massage, and not sure what else since I have to call them! HOW SWEET IS THAT?

Then, Chris grilled steaks. I love steak, but haven't mastered using the grill so don't usually cook them myself cause nothing depresses me more than ruining a perfectly good piece of meat! They were PERFECT! 

I did help a little with dinner... I made scalloped potatoes, jalapeno poppers (got a really hot one and thought my mouth would never stop burning!) and Cheese Cake!

Then we jumped in bed and watched Rookie Blue. Perfect ending to a Perfect Day!

Thank You everyone who left me birthday wishes! You all are awesome!

Enough of that... you are here to see what I made, not to read me ramble on and on about my day!

I have LOTS to show today!
First up, I borrowed my friend Rhonda's KOM (she is so awesome to let me borrow her stamps!). I also used an Itty Bitty and a Bella Blvd set.
I love that I can change the colors of this card and have a birthday card for anyone!
Distress Ink: Broken China
Distress Ink: Worn Lipstick 
I changed this one up a little bit and used a different Itty Bitty

NEXT are what I love to make... Altered Jars.  AND since I am dealing with a 9.5 month old baby, I have LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of Gerber Baby Food Jars!
The first ones are the 2.5 ounce jars. These are the ones the NASTY meats come in. Oh they smell bad, but Colton just <3's them. They are his FAVORITE....ewww!

I used colored pencils to color in the flowers.
Stamps:

You might notice that the sentiment isn't quite right from the picture on the stamp set... I CUT IT!  I wanted treat to fit under the "you're such a" so it would fit on the 1.5" circle... I like it better this way, even though I am now scared I might loose part of the sentiment in all my "organized" crafting!
 
 This jar is the 4 ounce size. I filled it with some spice tea... I love all that krafty goodness.
 And my last jar. A frappachino jar.
You might all remember back in the day, for last Christmas, I made a bunch of these jars and filled with Epsom salts for my girls at church...(post is HERE).

Well, this year I thought I would make some frap jars that are a little less festive!
Stamp:


This concludes my week of Growing In Unity...
BUT, today is the day for the customers to show off their skills using Unity, so make sure to go back to the Unity Blog Friends with Flair post and see all that they have created!

I will be back on Sunday to let you know who gets the randomly picked commentor is to win a FABULOUS Unity Kit...

As well as, I am going to pick someone to get a IPPITY kit that is still in my possession from back when I was a chick, AND maybe a few other little tidbits... like a wilted flower (seen on my red, white, blue card on from Wednesday)!...

THANKS FOR VISITING and all the WONDERFUL comments!

28 comments:

lydiawalker said...

wow xxx lots of great projects xxx

TenSGal said...

Wow!!! Love all your projects!!!

jackie 4124 said...

Love the fact that you re-use the baby food jars.

Jocelyn Olson said...

First of all, happy birthday! It sounds like you had a FABULOUS day (spa package? jealous!). Love the cards and how you changed them up. The jars is such a clever idea!

Ruby said...

I love all your projects. So colourful and cheery.

Sarah said...

Glad to hear your Birthday was soooo wonderful. Great cards and the jars are fab!

shuggy said...

so cool!! glad you had a good birthday!

Erin said...

Birthdays are the best aren't they?! The card set is awesome, I love how they all work together...and those jars-WOW!

Denise said...

Great wrap up to your GIU week! Love the cards and the decorated jars! The jars are such a sweet gift idea! And glad to hear you had a fab birthday!
DeniseB

Linda SS said...

Just LOVE all the good ideas. So nice of you to share!

Linda said...

Your porjects are very lovely and would make cute gifts.

sharon g said...

What a great idea. I could make those for people in my Bible study

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday and glad you had a great one. WOW! I just love the different ways using the same stamps with different colors. Your projects are just AWESOME! Thanks for always inspiring me with your creative ideas. Thanks for a great great week of Unity inspiration and letting me hang with you on celebrating your birthday too!

Jen said...

Happy birthday and wow, those jars are adorable!!

SHartl said...

WOW! Those cards are so beautiful, I love the background with those gorgeous butterflies!
And so glad you had a fabulous birthday, it does a girl good to get pampered!

Marsha said...

Cute projects !

Kary said...

Well done, Rachel, for the whole of this week!!! Awesome projects, and so many great ideas! Happy Birthday too, and so happy to hear you had a great time! Have a great weekend!!

Beejay said...

WOW! Super cute projects! I love all the variations of the cards and jars!

Carol said...

Lots of great ideas today! I have really enjoyed your GIU week, thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

jennifer mitten said...

I am so happy to see you back on the hop! Great projects, as always!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun projects---LOVE the jar wrap! And I LOOOOVE those birthday cards! MUST CASE that;) LOVE:)

marilyn said...

LOVE all of your projects. So creative.

My Angel said...

Love all your birthday cards! and how you used the same stamp and different colors!! Thanks for all the inspiration this week!!

Glad you had a perfect birthday!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Amber S said...

I love your birthday cards and the way you stamped over the diamond background.

Gwen said...

Love your cards and jars and glad your birthday was such a special day for you!!

scraphappy4067 said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the jars!!...my baby is now 22...so no baby food jars here....must come up with an alternative!!...thanks for sharing your very crafty projects!!

Martha said...

ahhh your cards are amazing, and those jars how cute is that!!

chickadee3357 said...

I love how you used the treat stamp on top of those cute jars. I will definitely have to borrow that idea!