Friday, August 21, 2015

GIU Day 5 - Find Your ZEN

I cannot believe it is already Day 5 for my GIU week. I have been using a different designer each day for my projects. Today I chose one by Traci Malnofski. She has many incredible stamps so it was hard to pick but I finally chose Serenity from her Fashionista line. Just as a reminder, please get your comments in by MIDNIGHT tomorrow night, Saturday ( Eastern Time ). I will pick 2 random winners and post them on Monday. You will have 2 weeks to contact me with your snail mail info.

I have been wanting to play with this Serenity stamp for so long. I'm glad I finally inked it up !! I did a bit of paper-piecing which is always fun for me. And as you all know, I love mixing different patterns of paper. So I colored the design, chose a doily and some patterned paper, threw in a few rhinestones and here you have it !! This stamp set has 5 different sayings and I couldn't decide on only ONE, so I did the next best thing--- I used FOUR ....

Supplies that I used for this card are :
1. American Crafts 5th & Frolic paper
2. Recollections Kraft Doily
3. Rginestones
4. Tim Holtz Distress Markers

I am hoping that if I look at this project long enough, I will decide to give Yoga a try. My problem is that whenever I sit still for any length of time ( without creating something or reading ), my mind starts spinning with lists of things I need to do.. I kind of think that making cards is my Yoga !! I have found my ZEN and it is being creative....

I am so happy to have been the GIU gal this week !! I found Unity Stamp Company many years ago when I saw a picture of one of their kits Hodge Podge of Happiness.. I actually ordered that and several other kits and have been hooked ever since. Thanks to Angela Magnusen and everyone at Unity for giving me this opportunity to showcase my projects this week.

I have been amazed at all of the wonderful comments about my projects so far. If I have inspired you, I am grateful and would love to see some of your designs. Follow me by e-mail if you would like, from the link on my sidebar.. Please comment for a chance to win a Grab Bag of 25 Unity stamps.... I will choose 2 winners at random and post them on Monday so please check back here.

Thank you all so much for joining in my GIU Week