Friday, February 2, 2018

Growing in Unity day 5

Well, the week has just flown by quickly hasn't it?  Unlike those bless-it Canada Geese I was talking about yesterday.  Most annoying bird IN THE WORLD.  I almost hit one yesterday on my way back from the LOB. A gaggle of them just standing there in the middle of the street...  looking at me like I'm in the way. ((deep breathing on my part). I moved closer with my car thinking they'd get the hint. But, NOOOO. They moved further into the street!  I honked, and I definitely saw one of them flip me the middle feather.  I ended up yelling out the window  YOU CAN FLY YOU STUPID STUPID BIRDS!  Finally, I just proceeded forward and figured if I hit one of those suckers, good riddance. As soon as I got close enough to look into their beady eyes, they hopped out of the way. Hopped Out Of The Way. notice I didn't say FLY?!   ((silent screams).  I was in such a good mood too!! The Lob always brings warm and fuzzy feelings.

Speaking of the LOB, have you folks checked out your local store yet?  Lots of clearance items. What's your favorite LOB (or any other big box store) purchase of late?  I don't know about you, but I always look like I'm casing the joint when I go in there.  I proceed directly to the paper crafting section. No stopping to look at the wall decor or fancy geese figurines- screw that.  (I'm still bitter, sorry). I then go methodically down one side of the aisle and then up the other. Evaluating all the yummy goodness the Lob has to offer.  Filling my basket along the way.  I then b-line it over to the clearance section, back to the stamp section, then meander over to the jewelry department, then proceed onward to fine arts. After that, I get the nagging feeling that I have missed something AWESOME and I work my way back to paper crafts. Every visit, with out fail.

I know you will  think I'm crazy, but every time I go in there, I hear an announcement calling a Code Pink for Carl.  I think Carl is the eye in the sky and he's being told to re-direct the camera on my pockets! I'd never tarnish the sanctity of the Lob.  But, it sure feels like they suspect shenanigans from me.  Maybe it's because I'm always digging in my purse for my wish list, or my phone.  That's not suspicious is it?!   again... I digress....

What does any of this have to to with my Growing In Unity Posts?  Nothing... absolutely nothing.  I was just trying to alert you that Hobby Lobby is starting to clearance out some paper crafting supplies and you should take a look.  I found some paper doilies in various colors for $.75 a pack!! (Happy Dance)).  It felt almost as rewarding as when Unity Stamps go on sale!!!   Oh, look... I had a correlation after all. Go Me! I hope you have a wonderful day and a crafty weekend!

Now on to the show

Today's project is more of a fun art piece that you could put on your fridge, or maybe hang up at your at work in your depressing cubicle.   It's a measures in at a whopping 6"x11". I'm sending this one to a friend who needs some support.  She may choose to line her bird cage with it.  I hear she likes Geese!





Stamp:








Ink/Paint:

  • Mijello Mission Gold- Bright Opera, Yellow Orange, Ivory Black, Indigo & Peacock Blue  
  • Zig Clean Brush Markers- Peach Pink, Pale Gray & Flesh Color
  • VersaFine Onyx Black
  • Signo Uni-ball White
Paper:
  • Strathmoore 300 series Watercolor Paper- 140 lbs
Miscellaneous:
  • Scotch Blue Painters tape to mask off the boarder
  • Silver- Black Velvet 300S #12 & #6 round paint brush
It's been a ball playing with you girls this week.  Please remember to leave a comment on the ol' blog to be entered into a drawing for some finely crafted red rubber Unity Stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see more of you on the Unity Show & Tell Page. I'll be the one with my sassy pants on! Feel free to throw me an angry face every now and again when you see something you really like!





28 comments:

  1. Love it!!! I purchased this stamp and have not inked it yet. Great inspiration. Tfs!

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  2. I really love how you stacked them! What a great week youve had!

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  3. I absolutely enjoyed your week, I hope you do this again. Love your stories just as much as I loved your cards.

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  4. I love how you stacked them! Such a cute totem of animals. I will miss you next week! You’re the perfect combination of kindness and badassery.

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  5. Very cute stamps! Your watercolor sky is so pretty!
    --Phaline Mays

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  6. Love this! That’s hard to imagine that’s all 1 layer! Awesome!

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  7. Love the idea of stacking them up It is adorable card

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  8. I have liked your use of color on your cards this week

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  9. Oh, this is great! I'm sure the recipient of this will be so happy to get it. I really enjoyed your GIU week!

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  10. Loved hearing about the geese!!! My parents have a flock like that near their place (SC)...... That's an adorable way to do those animals! I really like it!

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  11. I have completely enjoyed your GIU week!! Your writing is so entertaining and your cards are just awesome. Your card today was so perfect for me after having a horrible day yesterday and worrying about my autistic child in school today, I really really needed the reminder that I am stronger than I think, so THANK YOU, thank you for putting out that beautiful piece of art out into the world, it has already helped me!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  12. I have so enjoyed your week. I love everything that you do. This is so cute and I can’t wait to get home and make a card. Thanks for giving great ideas all week! You rock!!!

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  13. I love this. What a great way to use this kit!! I Want to make this card now. Thanks for sharing all week. You have a wonderful talent.

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  14. I'm on a spending freeze so no HL field trip for me:( but I have a room full of stamps and paper! Thanks for your funny posts! You made melaugh. I really love this card. It's my favorite!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Annie, this is just too cute! You chose the perfect sentiment! Your friend will love it!

    Sammibug (Samantha Jackson-Houp on Facebook)

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  16. You are a quack up and I swear to geese that I shop EXACTLY like you do at The Lob. In fact, I just got back from there and picked up some great clearance finds, a bunch of Tim Holtz goodness I've never tried before. YAY!
    This project is fantastic. It has so much depth and beautiful colors. I'm so glad I have those stamps!

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  17. What a clever little genius you are!! My mind is racing trying to picture which other stamps could also be stacked!! Once again loving your colors!! What a great week!! Thanks for all of the fun - your a hoot!! (oops! bird reference. . . too soon??)

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  18. First off, you freaking crack me up 🤣!! If you are not a writer, you should be...seriously ♥️. I could read your stories everyday. I too make a b-line for the paper aisle. I spend so much time looking around and deciding what I want that others probably think I have a mental problem (whatever, they are all amateurs lol)! I loved your creativity with this card Annie. So darn cute!!!! Thanks for your art and stories this week. YOU are amazing 😉

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  19. You've rocked this week girlie!! Proud to call you my friend. You ALWAYS provide entertainment and inspiration. Can't wait until your next GIU!!

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  20. OH. MY. GOODNESS!! This is just way too adorbs for words!!
    I just love it! I have so enjoyed your GIU week, full of
    not only inspiring cards but just plain good fun. With lots
    of laughter. Which is always good. :-)
    (I love Hobby Lobby, BUT can't stand their parking lot! They're
    next to a huge Whole Foods that's always so flippin' busy. And
    there's only one way in & out of that horrible parking lot. So
    I almost never go there (Michaels is so much easier!). But I think
    I'll need to make a run for it as your the 2nd person to write
    about their clearance being so good right now. :-)

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  21. I have really enjoyed your humor and cards this week!!! Reminds me of conversations with myself! :-) you are very talented, and I look forward to your next round at being a GIU girl!!!!

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  22. Adorable card! I have truly enjoyed your week and your sense of humor!

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  23. Cute card. Such a nice design. Thanks for sharing this with us.❤️

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  24. Love this one - the animals are so cute!

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  25. What a way to end your week! I think this is the cutest stamp set ever, and I love the way you stacked them. Too darn cute!

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  26. I love the way you stacked them! Awesome job this week. Your comments and humor have me rolling. Keep doing what you do, you are awesome!

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  27. Very cute card design and I enjoyed your shopping story.

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  28. Oh very cute card...love how they are stacked up! Very much enjoyed your chat!

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