Growing In Unity – Day One

Happy Monday –  Today is my first day as one of the Growing in Unity gals.  Be sure to check this blog all week and make a comment.  At the end of the week 2 winners will be chosen from the commenters to win a set of 25 stamps from Unity.

I do love my Unity stamps – so many of them “talk” to me.   My hobby is making cards, I don’t do a lot of other creations. But I do love trying different techniques, although mostly in the Clean and Simple or Traditional Styles.

Today is about the Gals.  First up is the feature card – Made with Angie Girls Raven.  As soon as I saw Raven, I had to have that set.  She is ME!   From the gorgeous Red shoes (of course they are Red) to the very cool hat.  Her outfit has been paper pieced with the top in a red foiled dots piece.  There is a piece of red foiled cardstock down the side with “follow your dream” as the focus.  The cardstock is Red Velvet from GinaKDesigns.  The very true sentiment is from the Raven set.  I do like red, can you tell?  I had to put some flower embellishments on because the flower parts were too small for me to cut out and piece.  Honestly, isn’t that just what embellishments are for?

The second card I am showing is using the set “No Regrets”.  My original plan was just having one card per day, but Jennifer McGuire showed the acrylic block method of applying wet inks and I just had to try it out again.  So, you’ll get one of those each day also.  I used a rounded edge rectangle acrylic block with a couple shades of pink, and applied to a fun piece of paper that it seemed to fit well with.  The sentiment in this set is great!  I added a ribbon and bow using the black /gold ribbon from GinaKDesigns, and a pretty black enamel heart.

I hope you have enjoyed day one, and be sure to comment to be entered to win some Unity stamps.

Mary Kay

Products Used:
Unity Stamps Raven
Unity Stamps No Regrets
GinaKDesigns Cardstock
GinaKDesigns Black Ribbon


  1. Yay for making me feel better about using the embellishments! Everyone is so talented and my skills are not there yet, so these “helpers” really, well, help!

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  2. I love both of your cards. I am a big fan of red, it is my favorite color. Love your acrylic block technique card, I have to try that technique. Great cards.

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  3. Love your cards!!! The Angle girls are some of my favorite Unity Stamps. They just seem to say so much about life. Great work, will look forward to this week.

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  4. Great cards! I love the paper pieced shirt on your first card! Love your color choices!
    Congrats on your GIU week! I am looking forward to your posts each day!

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  5. The cards are outstanding, I am not real good at my card making and hope someday to be as good as you. I love the second one and am anxious to try it out.

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  6. Great job on the cards, especially the acrylic block technique. I love this look, but haven’t quite mastered it. Mine never turn out like I want them too.

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  7. I love these beautiful cards. I do love Red Shoes!!! Thank you for telling me about the acrylic block method! I am looking forward to trying it! 🙂

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  8. The raven girl card is so pretty!! I love the patterned paper you used off to the side and the whole layout of the card. Love her red shoes 😉

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  9. Love your cards! The sentiments from Unity are awesome and I really like what you created with them. So excited to visit and see what’s going on in your corner of the world!

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  10. The more I keep seeing these girls, the more they are growing on me! Ordered my first one last night. I really like that the come in all shapes and different styles – just like real life.

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  11. Angie Girls are some of my favourite stamps!! I think I love them even more than many people because I actually know Angie Blom and several of the people who are models for her stamps! Paper piecing is definitely on my must try list!

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  12. This first card where you paper pieced in the red foiled dots is my favorite. And the similar red foiled cardstock is a great match!! really ties the card together!!!

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