Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Growing in Unity Day 2

Happy Tuesday!!

Today is day 2 for my week with Unity.

Thank you for all of the wonderful and inspiring comments yesterday.

Remember to comment everyday for a chance to win a grab bag of stamps from Unity.

And you have to visit Samantha Jackson-Houp's blog for more inspiration

Samantha will also have a couple winners at the end of the week.

And please take a moment to visit the Unity Stamp Company.
They also have a fun blog and a wonderful group on Facebook.

For my project today I wanted to add a little fun to the week.

I fell in love with these little owls right when they were released.
They became my impulse buy that weekend.

You Are a Hoot

I find these guys very versatile.
I've used them for birthdays, thinking of you and Valentine's day cards.

For my first card I wanted to use my story book die.
I've had it for about 6 months and have not used it.
We won't discuss the other things I have stashed away.  LOL

I was going to just use the owls but then
I went digging into my grab bag of images
and found the little package, the birthday hat and the sentiment.  

I knew they would be fun to use with this star paper.
I added a little black to the stitched outline just to give a some separation
from the images and the paper

I have also been trying to use up scraps from previous projects.
 It always seems to be an overwhelming job.
I was able to find a few items to use on my second card.
The Polaroid frame was hiding in that pile.

Hope you enjoyed my projects today.

I'll be back tomorrow with more projects.

Until then.....

Be sure to visit Samantha's blog

And remember to to leave comments everyday to increase your chance
of winning a grab bag of Unity.

Thank you


I will be entering the first card in the following challenges


  1. Just love your cards !! Wish I could sew on a card as good as you do !!

  2. The owl is so cute and I love the stitching around the first card along with his party hat. I did a challenge last month where I used only things that I hadn't used in over a year. It is amazing what you find that you had forgotten about.

  3. So stinkin cute! I forgot about this owl stamp set, and now I need to ink it up. Thanks for sharing your card with us!

  4. I thought I was done with cute stamps until I had to make some birthday cards for little boys. These are adorable for that and for the "Just Because" cards that I like to make as surprises. I this set and the way you used it. Well done!

  5. Love these cute little owls and the colorful paper! Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. Both cards are fun, Teresa. I really like the layout of the first one.

  7. Awesome cards! I'm a birdie lover myself, so I have a lot of the owls & birds. I have a small plastic container that I throw all my scraps in ... I need to open it & use them ... I can't fit anymore inside! lol

  8. What a great way to a different card, thanks for the insperation.

  9. The owls are so cute and your patterned paper goes so well with them; you have made 2 very fun cards! I am always trying to find good ways to use up my scraps too! Thanks!

  10. Adorable cards. You did a good job using up your scraps. The lil owl is so cute. Perfect match with the colors.

  11. These are so adorable! I love the layout of the first card!

  12. So cute. The stitched die adds so much to your adorable card. I also like your choice of papers!!

  13. I actually have this set-now it's time to dig it out and use. Thank you for the fun-gave me a much needed smile.

  14. Great cards Teresa! So fun! Love the patterns!

  15. Fabulous cute cards.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  16. That owl is so sweet...super cute cards

  17. Ok... this stamp set is goin' on the wish list! Super cute!

  18. I love your use of the Polaroid frame. I'm not so creative to have come up with such a good idea. I probably would have chucked it. :( The owl with the Birthday hat is adorable. Awesome job!

  19. Such a fun card. I love the little owl.

  20. so stinkin cute! I have these papers and now I want to use them...

  21. Super cute cards. I like all of them.

  22. I just bought that Pretty Pink Posh storybook die...so you've given me another great layout for it. Love these little owls.

  23. Super cute....love the double stitching...

  24. these cards are so cute! I love the creative way that you used several images on the same card! I am definitely going to try that! The owls are adorable! I know what you mean about using up scraps from other projects! The second card was cute as well. Loved the polaroid frame!

  25. I like the color combination on the second card. Cute!

  26. I know what you mean about scraps. I have boxes of homemade elements that didn't work for the original project - it's so hard to use more than 1 or 2 on a new project!! Aaahhh! the madness!! This was a home run though!! I LOVE the polaroid birdie :) OMG! I think it would be cute in a frame next to a mirror! LOVE! Congrats on your GIU Week!! It has been super <3