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Inspired By - Summer On The Porch

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Happy Thursday, crafty friends! 
This week has been beautiful, weather-wise.... we had some rain last weekend, and my garden has some new growth poking through now that the sun has been shining! Summer... I LOVE YOU! ☀
This week's Inspired By challenge is PERFECT for this weather as well! We have a super-fun  cue to get your creative juices flowing - and this week, we have a FABULOUS sponsor and a  personal favourite of mine - Unity Stamp Company! 



I love sitting on my front porch - its a little welcoming slice of shady heaven - so the card I designed was inspired by sitting and visiting with friends ... a perfect summer activity! 


I dug in to my Unity stash from the past to create this design - using an image from the  March 2014 Kit of the Month and the sentiment is from a more recent Kit - going back to August 2016. If you haven't checked out Unity's monthly membership - you really should! They rock every month with 4 different choices ... delivered to your door! You a…

Stamp Ink Paper #153 - Tic Tac Toe

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Hi crafty friends!! I hope you are having a great beginning to your week!
This week, the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team has a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge for you to get you inspired! I am excited to see what everyone creates using the different elements!
Here's my take:

This challenge had SO many options - but... in the end I decided to stay in the middle - horizontally!
I dug into my embossing folder stash and used a Taylored Expressions folder to create the fun cloud background and literally used scraps of Stampin Up's Daffodil Delight to make the sunbeams (simple, yet effective when paper choices are limited!) I kinda like how it turned out! :) I broke out my FAVE stamp set to date from SU! - Waterfront. The little scene was created using a medley of Pear Pizazz, Soft Sky and Soft Suede (stamped off to soften just a bit).
 I literally cannot stop playing with this. OBSESSED. I have an upcoming class devoted completely to this stamp set. I can't wait to show you what I creat…

Friends of Unity Blog Hop - for The Guys!

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Hello crafty friends! It is time for another Blog Hop with the Friends of Unity!
 Did you arrive here via Eileen's blog? Her project is totally adorable, isn't it? If you are just beginning here at my blog, don't fret - I will have a list of all of the Blog participants
 at the end of my post so you don't miss a single bit of inspiration this month! Be sure to check in at every stop along the Hop - we have a hidden giveaway for you!

This month, we are celebrating the men - it's a Masculine theme! Unity is also throwing out the same  challenge for the next few weeks - so play along on the Facebook Unity Show & Tell page! Check it out HERE!
Here is my Unity inspiration for you!


I used a great Unity Itty Bitty - called Card Again, and masked a portion of the sentiment from First Love, First Hero. I thought this would be a perfect card for a Dad with a birthday that happens to fall on Father's Day this year!

Here is our list of Blog Hoppers this month!

Eileen M…