Ribbon Carousel – Showers and Flowers

With the start of the new term, our Ribbon Carousel Crewmates have divided up into four teams this term to give our fans and participants more beautiful artwork to be inspired by.  The first Tuesday of each month a new challenge will begin.  Each week, we will show off fabulous projects. It is still a monthly challenge, so the winner will be picked and announced the Monday before the next monthly challenge begins.

This month’s theme is…

Showers and Flowers

I decided to go with a wedding *shower* feel for my card.  I figured we are close to wedding season and surely I’ll need a card for a shower at some point.  Or someone will anyway.  I used a sentiment from Tami Mayberry’s Block Greetings as the focal point.  Then I used a few images and dies from the Unity set Blossom Stackers and the coordinating Blossom Tags and Accents from Spellbinders.  The paper is from Prima’s Fairy Belle collection.  I even broke out some felt for one of the layers.   Of course – it’s finished off with ribbon!

Be sure to stop by The Ribbon Carousel blog for more inspiration and enter your own creation to win a fabulous carousel of your own!!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just a quick post to share my Valentine for Matthew.  We are NOT big on Valentine’s Day – like besides cards and sharing a box of truffles, we don’t do anything for it.  I’d prefer to celebrate days that are special to us as a couple than generic ones.

I did get a few minutes earlier this week to make a card for him though – I had been slacking off on making cards for my own family lately.  But I purchased this stamp from Unity just for this purpose!  I adore gnomes and all that goes with them – this just screamed gnome-i-ness to me! I paired it with some great paper from My Mind’s Eye that I picked up from Ribbon Carousel.

I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!


Birthday, Winner, etc.

I apologize for not posting the winner of the Unity stamp right away – time just got away from me this week!  Anyway, I’ll get right to that first thing today.  So according to the random number generator, here’s the winner of the stamp:

  • Heidi L

    I’m hoping it’s the wrong date and I still have a chance to win! Wonderful verse to remember. I like your card. Very pretty paper.

I’ll send you an email and get it out to you!

I also had a quick birthday card for someone turning 16 who happens to like pirates…..

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

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The Lord is my strength – Win It!

So I really really liked this stamp – so much that I ordered it twice.  Of course I do not need two of the same image – so I am going to give it away!  All you need to do is leave a comment here and you are entered to win.

Here’s another version of the card I posted before with this sentiment from Unity.

And here’s how you can win it!

1. Leave a comment here on this post!!

2. This post closes at 10:00 PM, EST– Tuesday, January 29th.

3. I will use the Random Number Generator to choose a winner!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!


The Lord is my strength….

So I love this sentiment from Unity.  I think it’s just beautiful.  I wanted it to be the focus here and then pair it with some gorgeous paper – and I LOVE this paper from My Mind’s Eye.  I used a few copics to color the birdies (and I know there are not pink birds, but I don’t care!)

Now I must have REALLY loved this image because I accidentally ordered it twice in two different orders from Unity. SO, I decided I’ll give the second away on my blog.  Stay tuned for how you can win that!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!


more believe…

My stepmom really liked this card and asked if I could make her a bunch.  So that’s what I’ve been doing lately!  I got them all finished so hopefully I can play with other new stuff tomorrow!  But they do look awfully pretty all splayed out on my table. Now to get them off in the mail….

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!



So I am not really sure what flower this is – a poppy?  It’s funny – I adore flower stamps.  But I am the WORST gardener.  And I have no idea what flowers I am using for images.  I just like them!  So please do not ever depend on me to have correct coloring or anything!  Cause I just totally went with whatever I thought looked good!

Anyway, I was playing with this image for another card I posted earlier and decided that the swirly marker effect I had stamped with it would look cool on a Fabriano card.  I happened to have a box of those just sitting on my shelf.  I haven’t used them in ages, but I do love the simple elegance of an image stamped on them topped off with a bit of ribbon.  They just look classy.  So I used the same colors to marker up this image from Insightful Meadows by Unity and added a little ribbon from May Arts.

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!



So I have mentioned many times my super amazing sister, Kimberly Geswein, and her freaky deaky awesome font work.  Her font blog can be found {HERE}, font Facebook {HERE}, downloadable fonts {HERE} and {HERE}.  Well – I have done a few handwriting samples that she has made into fonts.  My regular everyday handwriting is the basis for Never Let Go:

So the other day I was perusing some stamp sets over at Unity and I noticed that some of the script font work on a few sets looked really familiar.  Like really really familiar.  Cause it was MY handwriting font!  How super cool is that?!?  Here are a few of the sets – mine is the script writing….now I didn’t have anything to do with these sets, I just think it’s really cool!

Bitty Regards

Be Brave Branch Out

{…moment by moment}

Anyway – not at all affiliated with Unity or their illustrators – just thought that was pretty cool!

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So I had this stamp (Insightful Meadows by Unity) and this paper (The Sweetest Thing Tangerine by My Minds Eye).  I couldn’t quite match the coloring on the paper so I played around with some of my markers and came up with a few mixed together direct-to-stamp that got close.  I kind of like how it ended up sort of swirly!  Anyway – this is a fairly simple card – but I am really happy with how it turned out! I think the black marker ran around the edge of the image really made it work.  It’s finished off by some pretty scalloped ribbon from Ribbon Carousel.

And just in case you wanted to pick up any Unity goodies – it’s Angela’s birthday this weekend and they are 40% off with the code: ANG40.  I may need to pick up some more I left out of my last order!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!



Another card I made while playing with more of the Unity and Ribbon Carousel goodies I picked up.  I love so many of the great sentiment stamps that Unity has – and that they are designed to be your main image.  Totally fits my stamping style.  My step-mom adores anything with the word “believe” in it, so I figured she would love this one.  I chose to go simple with it and accent it with a bit of pleated ribbon – love that stuff!

And be sure to check out my Stamps For Sale – I’m sure you need some of them!!


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