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!!!


25 comments:

mummyking said...

I love the Christmas tree in the back of the truck. When I was little my Dad took us to the woods to pick out our tree and we would cut it down and bring it home. Thanks for the memories your card brought back. Jane King

Chris in CT said...

Love this truck! Great card!

Martha Pineda said...

too too cute

Mechele said...

Love that little truck too.... Makes me smile every time I see it. Great papers as well :) love the vintage feel.

Lori Simon said...

That's one of my favorite Unity kits too love that truck and tree, very nicely done

ionabunny said...

Great christmas card. Love that image. HUgz

Karenladd said...

Looking forward to your GIU week, and this card is the perfect way to start out! That vintage truck with the tree makes me so nostalgic! Your team shirts look fabulous and I'm sure the parents will be proud to wear them!

Sue M said...

Color of the truck!! So not Christmas but so perfect for the old truck. Love it.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is really cute! I love this truck image, too, but haven't taken the plunge yet ...

Wendy said...

Hey!! I'm a farm girl too!! I have this stamp & now that school is in I'm looking forward to the time to use it :) This is a beautiful inspiration! I just can't wait!! Thanks so much for the fun post ;)

Gina Furman said...

Love the design of your card! The angle and added twine are perfect for drawing attention to the stamped image. TFS your work with us today.

Nan G said...

You're a busy lady! Love the card! I've been wanting that truck stamp too, as I used to drive an old truck like that. (And I'm a city gal ;) have a wonderful birthday week! Hugs

Marcy H. said...

Really cute Christmas card. Love that little truck set. Might have to have that one for my stash!

sharon g said...

The truck christmas card is really cute. I will have to make one like it since I have that stamp. Nice.

Heather C. said...

Love this image, so perfect for Christmas.

Helen Gullett said...

Love that old truck! Fabulous project. THank you for the inspiration

Sue D said...

Great card design using that truck--love it!

sfcherry said...

This is one of my favorite stamps! Beautiful card! Yellow is my favorite color too.

Karen Conner said...

I love that Christmas stamp!! The yellow truck really pops!!

Ruby said...

Amazing projects for your week start as GIU gal.

Carlypool said...

It is never too early to start Christmas cards, that is for sure! I like the option of man stamps we have and so great for a element Christmas cards

Sunstamper said...

I also start my cards early, well, I try anyway! I make 75 each year. I love your card, really captures the feeling of the season. I also love your school boards - cute kid. I did something similar with my boys but we made posters each year for them to pose with. Thanks for the memories!

Brittany M. said...

You have totally motivated me to get a start on those Christmas cards - jeepers! Super cute crafty back-to-school boards too! You are mega talented, so glad you didn't pass this week up :)

Kenneth Simmons said...

Love this stamp and you did such an awesome job with it.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the truck stamp! Delightful holiday card!
Love your boards and tees! You're a busy gal! Fun pics of your son!