Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GIU Day 2 - Heart with Joy

Today for Day 2 as the GIU gal, I chose a stamp designed by Lisa Arana. I especially LOVE her flower stamps that look like doodles. I decided to use a wooden embroidery hoop because I have seen such cute projects using these and also because I have tons of them left over from my days of doing counted cross-stitch !! My neighbor Bev's crepe myrtle tree was the perfect place to hang the finished project.. It was a beautiful, sunny day. 


The supplies I used are as follows :

4. Colored Rhinestsones
6.Tim Holtz "Script" Embossing folder -  heart made with embossed paper

Thank you for visiting today. Comment each day for a chance to win a grab bag full of 25 Unity stamps... I appreciate all of the wonderful comments that I received for my first GIU day. Thank you to all who commented.. Looking forward to tomorrow when my project will also be featured on the Unity Stamp Company blog..


45 comments:

  1. Fun project! I love the embroidery hoop as a frame, and also love Lisa's fun flower designs!

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  2. I've already placed 2 orders with Unity Stamp after finding out about them From you!! Can't wait to try the stamps and I ordered some sayings that are wall art too!!

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  3. I had a stack of hoops that I gave to a friend. I think I may have some stitching paper that I can use in the one hoop I've found. This is a great idea. If you don't tack the sentiment down permanently it could be removed and replaced when you get tired of it. The problem with cleaning is - you always get rid of the things you are going to need. Just don't know it at the time. thanks for sharing.

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  4. wow.. this looks so so cool. i love the use of the cross stitch hoop. It gives the whole project a new dimension. its gorgeous. So much to learn for a newbie like me who has just started on her stamping journey.. love it totally :)

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  5. Beautiful project! Love your stamp selection, those flowers looks very pretty in summery colors. A really great idea to use embroidery hoops too! My mum is into embroidery and there are hoops at home so I will definitely give this a try. (I don't think she will worry if a few hoops go missing!) ^__^

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  6. I was not familiar with this company until you started posting these cards, they are awesome... one can never have too many stamps!

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  7. Lovely project! I also have a lot of hoops (and cloth!) that I want to turn into projects using stamps. They make awesome gifts.

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  8. How neat this is!
    Great creation.
    Carla from Utah

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  9. Very cool idea, love the hoop and cross stitch fabric! Awesome project!!

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  10. So so beautiful! Those colours are so rich, I love this.

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  11. That is soooo cute!
    I love the colours. 😊

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  12. Lovely project,like the flowers:simple and colorful;adore the big blue heart:it's gorgeous and love the hoop technique:outrageous!

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  13. Very sweet. Great idea for the hoop. Hugz

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  14. Very cute and I like that you framed it with this hoop.

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  15. How clever to attach this to the embroidery hoop! What a fun project and pretty image!

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  16. Debra, this is so pretty! Hoops are so on-trend right now!

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  17. Gorgeous flowers! I have never seen those stamps before, but I am going to be checking them out now! Love the embroider hoop!

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  18. Cute I love this stamp and how you colored it.

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  19. Super cool idea for the hoop! ;0

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  20. Love the repurposing of the embroidery hoop! You are so creative and I am so jealous...

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  21. Love the vibrant way you colored the flowers. What a great idea to use the embroidery hoop.

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  22. Diggin' how you're thinking outside the box for showcasing your stamping!! This is adorable!

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  23. What a super creative idea! Beautifully done ♥

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  24. this is very cute. Love the stamp.

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  25. What a wonderful idea! I may need to dig out my old counted cross stitch supplies! Beautiful hanging!

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  26. I've never used a hoop for anything but cross stitching. I like new ideas...

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  27. Oooh, Debra that is a great idea. The stamp you've used is really pretty. Great work!

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  28. Super cool idea, I love using an embroidery hoop to display Unity goodness!

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  29. Great idea to upcycle a embroidery hoop! wow The colors are wonderful together You are so talented!!

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  30. Debra - you are an inspiration for me.
    I have several dear friends that over-qualify to receive A LOVELY like this!
    The stamped image and color choices are wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing your talent.
    -Hugs to you dear lady!

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  31. What an awesome idea!! I never thought of using an embroidery hoop!! The color choices are beautiful and I love the stamp!!

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  32. This is an amazingly cool project - love the mini hoop and the way you have added your images and sentiment to it!!! WOW - and the embossed heart adds such a nice touch!!

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  33. I have a bunch of hoops. What a great way to use them!

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  34. What a unique and creative use of old hoops you just have "hanging" around! I really like the coloring on the multicolored flower. Sure does draw your attention to it. TFS

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  35. Would have never thought of using cross stitch hoops...very creative, I love the colors in the flowers

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  36. Terrific and happy colors used on fun flowers. I love them, too.

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  37. What a fun piece Deb! Love this!

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  38. Cool idea for a frame! I love x-stitching but haven't done it for awhile! 😕

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