Monday, November 2, 2015

PGCB #91: Stamps

Hi!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday...the first Monday in November.  YIKES!  That means Thanksgiving and Christmas are both around the corner.  I'm so not ready for that...

But, no need to rush time.  I'm going to enjoy crafting time this holiday season.  Including today's challenge on The Paper Girls: Stamping.  All things stamps...  The design team had fun breaking out their stamps to create their projects.  For mine, I grabbed my You've Got This stamp set from Stampin' Up and had fun coloring!


Even my kids wanted to get in on the fun.  I stamped the flower, and let each of them color them as they wanted to.  Here is my 5 year old daughter's take on the stamp set:


And my 8 year old son's.


It was fun having them play along with me and seeing their imagination grow.  Now I hope you play along with us too, over at The Paper Girls.  Amber is our hostess with the mostess and giving away a fun prize pack to one lucky entrant.

Cheers!
Kristy

Friday, October 23, 2015

Unity Stamp Blog Hop

Hi!

Welcome to the Unity Stamp Blog Hop.  You should have come from Gaylynn's page.  If you missed any of the projects, you will find a complete list of blogs at the bottom of this post.  You will want to visit and comment on all the posts for a chance a 25-stamp grab bags from Unity Stamps.  They will announce 2 winners on their blog on Wednesday.

For this hop, we were asked to feature our favorite kits.  For me, it is the Chalk It Up {elements} SMAK-3/13 kit.  There is so many different elements in this kit, that you can use it to make cards, scrapbook pages, and more!  Check it out:


I decided to make a card featuring my favorite stamp from this set...the subway art stamp.  I simply love the sentiment in within this stamp.


Thank you for visiting.  Here is the list of all the participants.  Remember to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a 25-stamp grab bag, courtesy of Unity Stamps.
  1. Kristina Beagle http://lllscrap.blogspot.com/
  2. Kim Rippere craftisanstudios.com
  3. Riette Gasser www.redcardcorner.blogspot.com
  4. Gaylynn Martling http://neatnook.blogspot.com/
  5. Kristy MacKeen http://mamasanity.blogspot.com/
  6. Nazia Naz - Rubeena http://arareruby.com/
Cheers!
Kristy

Monday, August 10, 2015

Growing in Unity Winner


Hi!

I apologize that I'm a little late announcing the winner from my comments when I was the Growing in Unity Gal.  I am picking 2 comments to win 25 Stamp Grab Bags.

Congratulations to:

I love this one - it came together so well!

AND

Super cute chick card,I started laughing,she seems like the queen of the event,and that's...that.Love the color,details and sentiment.

Email me your address (kmackeen1@gmail.com) and Unity Stamps will send out your grab bags! Please respond by Aug 24.

Cheers!
Kristy

Friday, July 31, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 5


Today is my last day as the Growing in Unity girl for the week.  It has been a lot of fun sharing different cards with you.  I hope you have enjoy seeing my different styles.  I would love it if you would be a follower of my blog, if you aren't already.  And don't forget to comment on all my projects throughout the week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  The links for all the projects are at the bottom of this post.  You have until 11:59 MDT on Sunday, Aug 2nd to comment on all of the projects.  I will post the winner on Monday, August 3rd.

On Tuesday, I showed you a card that I was going to stick in my son's backpack on the first day of school in 2 weeks.  Well, I can't leave the little girl out.  She starts Kindergarten this year.  Talk about time flying!  For this card, I wanted "simple" words and fonts that I knew she could read.  So I grabbed my Be You stamps from the Itty Bitty series of stamps.  First I stamped it with Versamark and coated it with clear embossing powder.  After heating the powder, I watercolored over the paper.  I really wish you could see the pearl tones in the watercolors I used.  It is really stunning, just hard to capture on the camera.  I really thing she is going to like the colors, and the beautiful butterfly on the card.



Remember: Comment along all week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamps!

In case you missed any of my projects, you can jump back here:

Thank you for visiting all week!  I can't wait to do this again next year.

Cheers!
Kristy

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 4


Wow!  Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week.  I can't believe how fast time has gone.  Don't forget to comment on all my projects throughout the week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  The links for all the projects are at the bottom of this post.

Today's card is a tribute to all the cool chicks out there.  I have so many friends that have been supportive of me over the year, I think it is time for me to send a little love out.  I hope one of those Chicks will like this card.  These stamps were part of a Unity Stamps Grab Bag, just like the one you can win for commenting on this post (and all my other posts).




Remember: Comment along all week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamps!

In case you missed any of my projects, you can jump back here:

See you tomorrow with my next project!

Cheers!
Kristy

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Growing In Unity: Day 3


It is hard to believe that we are half way through my week as the Growing in Unity Gal.  It has been so fun to grab my ink and my stamp and make some projects for you.  Don't forget to comment on all my projects throughout the week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  The links for all the projects are at the bottom of this post.

For today's project, I'm channeling my California girl roots.  It is hard for me to look at surfboard and not smile.  Surf's Up-Totally Cool from Unity is no exception.  I loved this stamp, and the opportunity to color the surfboards a little.  Some fun water paper, and a few dots, and I have another fun card I can use to remind my kids that they are pretty cool in my book.




Remember: Comment along all week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamps!

In case you missed any of my projects, you can jump back here:

See you tomorrow with my next project!

Cheers!
Kristy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Growing in Unity: Day 2


Hi!  I'm so excited to bring you my second installment of the Growing in Unity Gal week.  Don't forget to comment on all my projects throughout the week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamp Company!  The links for all the projects are at the bottom of this post.

School is starting soon, and I wanted to stick a little something in my son's backpack to let him know I'm thinking of him on the first day of school. When I saw the Good Luck stamp from the Good Luck, Remember This, I knew I had the perfect stamp for this.  And again, I reached into my Journaling Card stash to create the background.  A few pop dots and a little twine, and I have quick card.  I'm excited to write a little note in this card for my 3rd grader!




Remember: Comment along all week for a chance to win a 25 stamp grab bag from Unity Stamps!

In case you missed any of my projects, you can jump back here:

See you tomorrow with my next project!

Cheers!
Kristy