Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Growing In Unity - Day 3 - August 22, 2018

Aimee's Stamping Adventures
Unity Stamp Company
Growing In Unity
Day 3 - August 22, 2018

Hello All!. I can't believe that half of my week as a 
Growing In Unity Girl is over all ready. 
I hope that you have been enjoying what I have made using 
Unity Stamp Company stamps, and that maybe I
have inspired your creativity.

I was inspired to start a "Quotes Journal" recently.
I LOVE quotes and sayings, and after hearing about doing one 
I thought it would be perfect for me.

I love doing cards, etc using stamps because it allows me 
to show my own unique perspective. 
We could have the same stamp set,
and create all totally different things.

I absolutely LOVE Sunflowers.
 I loved them before I went to South Dakota back in 2015 
but after I went there I found a place in my heart 
that makes me smile seeing them. 
For my first two pages in my Quotes Journal I chose to
use Sunflowers from Unity.

Here is my two pages:

I really enjoyed doing these two pages.
For the background I decided to use my 
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.
I was trying to make a sorta of plaid pattern using them.
I know its not perfect, but it is "colorful" - smiling.

For this page of my journal I used several Unity Stamp Kits.
I LOVE Angie Girls, and of course Rebecca Girl 
just had to be used. I stamped her with Sunflower in Staz On ink 
and colored her with my Distress Crayons and a few
Zig Colored Markers.

I decided to use the "Vintage Ledger" stamp and
distress the edges using "Vintage Photo".
I found a saying on the internet so I wrote it on the ledger.
Remember: Don't be afraid to use your own handwriting
for journaling. It makes it more personal that way.

For the caption on the top of the page I used 
one of Unity's MANY Itty Bitty stamps.
PLEASE don't let the Itty Bitty name fool you!.
You can do so much with these stamps.
I used the sentiment from "Struggle & Strength", as 
I believe this is a true statement indeed.


I also used a second Sunflower Itty Bitty stamp
from Unity called "Turn Toward the Light".
Sunflowers indeed turn toward the light...
I smile whenever I see that saying.

The Sunflower image I took from a Sunflower that was
in the July 2017 - Kit Of The Month I saw that I loved. 
We all need to "Believe". Believe things will get better,
Believe that we deserve to be happy...
Believe we have worth and deserve to be loved.

I used the Vintage Postcard stamp for this page of my 
Quotes Journal. I used Distress Ink on the edges and a little
on the top of the Post card to make it look worn.
I found a Helen Keller quote I loved so it's now a "keeper".

I had so much fun starting this Quotes Journal
and look forward to adding more.
If you have a favorite quote for inspiration maybe you
can share it with me. 
I deal with anxiety attacks, and love Sunflowers,  &Tulips.
Maybe your favorite quote will end up in my journal - smiling.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!!.

Come back tomorrow and leave a comment,
or if you missed a previous day its not to late to go and comment.
Remember I will be picking two people who comment
to win a Unity Stamp Company Grab Bag of 25 stamps!!.
After all....who can NEVER have ENOUGH Unity (smiling).


  1. Good Morning! You just may have converted me into creating a journal... I have entertained the thought! Your pages are delightful.
    Thank you, Cindi

  2. Your Journal pages are awesome, I have one and it’s been staring at me for months, haven’t started it yet, you inspired me!

  3. I love the sunflowers. Just a lovely idea. Great design.

  4. So bright & cheerful! Love your journal pages!

  5. This is so awesome. I love your quotes with the beautiful sunflowers. I love quotes and put them on the refrigerator. I have been thinking or making a journal and you have motivated me. Thanks so much!

  6. what a lovely idea. I want to make a Quote journal!! what fun! Thanks for sharing your pages with us!!! Beautiful!!

  7. I love this idea. I just bought a journal not knowing what I wanted to do with it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love making journals and the sunflower stamps can be used in summer and fall love it.

  9. Great theme with all of the sunflowers as they are lovely. I haven't quite reached the point of actually doing a journal, but this is inspiring.

  10. The plaid is perfect! I have Rebecca girl, and am in the midst of using it for my daughter’s birthday. I love your quote journal!

  11. What a great design using the plaid BG and just the idea of a quote book! You know I love Blooming Rebecca, right? lol One of my fave Unity stamps!! :-)

  12. I love the fall colors. And the plaid is one of my favorite looks. Great job.

  13. Your journal looks amazing - the plaid background is a great addition

  14. A quote journal is such a fun idea. I simply love your plaid background! Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Such a lovely journal spread! Jo x

  16. Wonderful! I'm taking a series of classes on creating a junk journal and had decided to make mine a quote journal of favorite quotes & sayings about things I love -- coffee, wine, travel, books, my kids & grandkids -- using art products/techniques, my Unity stamps, & a little bit of memorabilia. After seeing your great pages, I'm super excited to do this! Thank you!

  17. Gorgeous! Those Itty Bittys are definitely NOT itty bitty 😊

  18. Wonderful pages. I love sunflowers too.

  19. What a wonderful 2-page layout. Never thought about doing just a quotes journal—love that idea now!! I’m always saving quotes in my phone, so I may have to get busy and put them down in a journal instead. These are great stamp ideas.

  20. Pretty pages! I likw to look at everyone's journal pages, but, personally for me, I can't find a passion to make one. I love your coordinating colors. Super pretty!
    --Phaline Mays

  21. Sunflowers brighten anyones day!

  22. i keep telling myself im going to start my travel journal. the postcard on your page is just too cute.

  23. I’ve started a “Creative Me” journal borrowing from your ideas. Love having another way to use my Unity Stamps. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Great job. I like your use of the postcard stamp. Terrific idea.

  25. I could never choose which one I love the best!

  26. Clever idea to create a quote journal. Nice way to keep quotes in one place. I like the plaid you created for the background.

    sue n.

  27. Love love love the sunflowers and the concept of a quote journal! I don't have an art journal yet aside from my sketchbook, this is a great idea -- quotes can both inspire or just be an addition to art. Love it!

  28. These are absolutely beautiful journal pages! I just love all the Sunflowers all over! I also really the plaid in the background too! Very cool looking!


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