Monday, January 9, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day One - Monday - January 9, 2017



Hello!. Welcome to my Blog!.
Please pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee.
My name is Aimee and I reside outside of Cleveland, Ohio.
This year marks a milestone in my life.
September 20th I turn 50!. Yipes!!. Where did it go??.
I have other friends also making it to this milestone so I thought I would take today to showcase some of the 
"Over The Hill" Stamp Sets that Unity carries.

For my first card I chose to use "Sucks To Get Old" by
Joslyn Nielson. I had fun making this card.
Used red for card base, and then added turquiose.
Stamped images and sentiment in black ...colored and voila!.




For my second card I chose to use 
"Old Bag" by Joslyn Nielson.
I stamped the image onto kraft paper to start.
Stamped the sentiment onto white paper and matted it with black. To finish the card I placed it all onto gray cardstock.
Fun to make and fairly fast too!.



For my final card I used "Damn You're Old" by
Joslyn Nielson. All three of these are itty bittys.
Stamped image and sentiment with black ink onto
white cardstock. I used a yellow highlighter to emphasis
the glowing from the candles (looks like how mine will be) lol.
Colored the candles in various colors and the cake base.



To finish out my first day I thought I would be creative. 
There have been many times when I found myself short of wrapping paper or not having enough to wrap a gift.
Well..... Unity to the rescue!!!. If I only had my cape (lol).
I used plain brown paper and stamped various images and sentiments all over the paper.  Fun to do when you can make to match the stamped card made with Unity Stamps.


I hope you enjoyed my first day, and that I can inspire you.

The stamps I used today are found here. 

Damn You're Old -
 https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/damn-youre-old/

Sucks To Get Old - 
https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/sucks-to-get-old/

and....
Old Bag - 
https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/old-bag/


Tell Unity in the comments on order form - 
you saw it on my blog...smiling.

Remember don't forget to comment on my blog for a chance to win a Unity Stamp grab bag of 25 stamps!!. 

Have a great Monday and Happy Stamping!!!.




101 comments:

  1. wow, you've been on a roll!! All cards are fabulous, love the CAS style!!!

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  2. Well done with the paper piecing on the second card. I love that these could work equally well for men or women.

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    1. I am glad you liked what I made. I wanted to make them versatile.

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  3. Such neat ideas!! I will be working on a few of these, since I seem to need cards for my age group (50's!!). I'm about 2 hours west of you, a little south of Toledo. Can't wait till tomorrow!!

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    1. Maybe you can share with me what you make.

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  4. Great job on the cards! We aging 'over the hill ' people love the cards! Can't wait to see your additional cards each day!

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    1. Lol yes I do love cards. Needing bigger print soon.

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  5. Wow. Love all of your cards. The candles on your cake card look like they are glowing. Great coloring. :)

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    1. Awww. Glad you loved them. Highlighter to the rescue.

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  6. So great that you are Growing in Unity girl! Your cards are super cute! I love tge wrapping paper! Great job Amie!!!!! Hugs from Indiana!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness. I had fun. Hugs from Ohio!.

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  7. Love the old bag might just have to get me that haha! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Lol. I posted the link at end of blog today. Glad you liked.

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  8. What fun cards, I especially like the first one, the colors are so bright and fun. The wrapping paper is amazing too! Thanks for great inspiration.

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  9. All the cards are funny! Love the techniques, thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are adorable. Love the "old bag" especially

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  11. Great job Aimee! Congrats on being a GIU girl!

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  12. Love the cards and the wrapping paper would be great to coordinate with. Thanks for the creative ideas!

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  13. Love the cards especially as I too find 50 fast approaching!

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  14. Wow - knocked it outta the park on Day 1, girl! Awesome projects - all of them!

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  15. Nice start. Congratulations on your GIU designation. Have fun.

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  16. I love yiur blog and you had me hooked at coffee haha but you are a great artist I love seeing your entries on Unity. so a whole week what a treat. have a great week I am excited to see the creations

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    1. Aww thank you for the compliment. Hope you are enjoying week.

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  17. Great cards, Aimee, and great idea for themed wrapping paper! The bright colors on the first one are so happy and fun!

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    1. Thank you. Bright and cheerful cant go wrong.

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  18. These are all great ideas to use for my SIXTY year old friends!

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  19. Great projects, Aimee! What a fun idea to make wrapping paper with your unity stamps~

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    1. Thank you. Cant go wrong with Unity Stamp Wrapping paper.

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  20. Love the cards!!! Never thought of the highlighter idea......love the effect!

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    1. Ya. I had pen on table from something else and thought it would be perfect lol. Thank you for compliment.

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  21. Love the cards!!! Never thought of the highlighter idea......love the effect!

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    1. Ya I thought it would emphasize the flame lol.

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  22. Your cards are so cute. So glad we met on FB as I can't wait to see what else you come up with this week. Congrats on being chosen as a Growing in Unity Girl.

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    1. Thank you. I have til Friday. Come back daily.

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  23. Great job! Getting old DOES suck, but it helps to have a sense of humor about it!

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    1. Lol. Humor helps a lot of times trust me.

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  24. Whoop whoop, great job Aimee. Cute sentiments for us "old timers" lol. I really like the idea of the wrapping paper, I'll have to give it a whirl. I'm also going to try the paper piecing. Congrats on being selected to be a GIU girl. That's awesome!!

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  25. Love the style of the cards. I live north of Columbus and though it has been a few years since my 50th birthday, it is also in September. At this point, I don't even think about it. And my since I recently gained a daughter-in-law and granddaughter, the are pretty terrific, so enjoy.

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  26. Love them all!! Embrace 50--it's fabulous!!

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  27. Thanks for the great sharing!! I'm still chuckling, I love your cards!

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  28. How fun! I love the "old bag" one. Cute and clever!

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  29. great cards Aimee! I love how creative your wrapping paper is!

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  30. I love the old bag card. My sister would love it, too!

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  31. Wow! You went above and beyond!! Fabulous cards :)

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  32. The old bag card made me laugh. Hugz

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  33. Wow...the shading on the bag and the coloring on the suckers made me want to grab each of them - one lollipop to eat and the other 2 in the bag for later! Sentiments made me laugh! Such fun!

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  34. Love them all but ai think the suckered are my favorite. Great job!

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    1. Lol love them all too. Old bag my favorite.

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  35. Amazing job! I love your ideas! My favorite is the old bag card. The fussy cut bag stamped on brown paper really makes it stand out. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

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  36. Great cards! I literally laughed out loud when I saw the 'old bag' card... awesome!

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  37. Hi Aimee! Congrats again on your GIU week! I love all of your cards. It's such fun to pick on "old folks"! I know, I'm one of them! I really like the 🍭 card and the old bag one too! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations this week.

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    1. Thanks for the kindness and glad you liked cards.

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  38. Love your cards.Enjoyed the old theme, try the 70's for feeling old. Lol.

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  39. Very cool! I like the clean style of your cards. Such great ideas too. P.S. being 50 had been great!

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  40. When I had my 50th (almost 3 years ago now), my Mom had one of the grandkids come out with a fire extinguisher to help blow out my candles! Funny. Not really. lol So when she had her 80th only 4 months later, I found 6 extinguishers ... so 6 of her 9 helped her out. LOL AND I had bought the Damn You're Old set to make her card that year. Not sure she liked it, but ... She understood. :-) Your cards are all darling and happy early milestone! :-)

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    1. Thank you for sharing that. Made me laugh. Moms are great.

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  41. These are fabulous Aimee! Awesome start for your first day as a Growing in Unity Girl! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us the rest of the week! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you. Having fun being Growing In Unity Girl this week. Hugs back.

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  42. Oh wow, Aimee! These are all fabulous. Some of these stamps I have haven't seen. The second card made me laugh! Great job on all of them!

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  43. The "glow" from the candles made me laugh :) Nice cards!

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    1. Lol ya that was accident. Pen on table from another project and thought would work.

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  44. Cute cards! And I love the idea for the gift wrap!

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    1. Cant go wrong with Unity Stamp Wrapping paper.

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  45. Oh my goodness! Your cards are a hoot! I love them all!

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  46. These sentiments are hilarious, for sure going to make the recipient laugh :) congrats on your GIU week!

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  47. Fabulous cards for your first day! Congratulations!

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  48. Hi Aimee. Finally able to leave you a note! 😄☺️ I just love the "old" cards, especially the bag!! That would fit for me in March because I do have a few years on you!! These cards are so fun! Love each one!

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