Unity GIU Blog Hop

I was lucky enough to be a Growing In Unity Girl in July 2017.   So now we are having our blog hop and I am just as excited to be a part of this.  You should have arrived from Janet’s blog, and there is a list below of all the great blogs in this hop.

Since we are also in the midst of The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge, I decided to use a Unity stamp that I water colored using some of the Daniel Smith watercolor dot sheets.   I really love the sentiment on this card too.  Both these stamps are from the January 2017 Kit of the Month called “When You Smile“.  That was the kit I received for being a Growing In Unity Girl.  This set was from before I signed up, and I like so many of the stamps in the set.  The main focal design was stamped in Archival Ink because I was going to use watercolors.  Once I finished the coloring, I went around the outside with a light blue Zig Brush Marker, and spread that ink using a Wink of Stella Brush.  Such a pretty shimmer.  The sentiment was first stamped in Versafine black, using a post it over the heart piece.  Then I stamped the heart alone using GinaKDesigns Red Velvet ink, using another post it to cover the words. The sparkly little bling is petite posies from Queen and Company.

Remember to leave a comment, as 2 commentators from the hop will win some Unity stamps.

This is the list of blogs in this hop to follow along and comment on:
Mary Kay

Oh, and I can never leave without one extra card.  As I was putting stuff away the name of the April 2017 KOTM caught my eye.  Be My Bird.  Could not get out of my head that there was a perfect stamp for that.  Found it in the May 2017 KOTM Free Your Dreams set.
card3 That bird on the right always struck me as a bit of a pushy bird.  So this card just had to be made.

Hugs and take care —- Mary Kay



  1. Mary Kay, your card is beautiful! Love the coloring of the image and the blue sparkly outline you added. And then there’s even an adorable bonus card. WOW! What fun!

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  2. Great card, I love that image and gave that kit just haven’t inked it up yet. Your coloring is georgeous. I love the stitched due, whose due is it? Thanks.


  3. Your cards are lovely. Those sneakers w/the roses … so me. Great coloring! But those birdies steal my heart (I have a small parrot – I think they’re all pushy! lol).


  4. Mary Kay – how wonderful to bless us today with not just one gorgeous card but two! Absolutely love the sentiment on your first card and such a wonderful reminder in life 🙂 Beautiful coloring on both the shoes and flowers and the cute little birdies ! TFS!

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