Tuesday, September 18, 2012


It was so much fun doing the Growing In Unity posts last week!! I can't wait to do it again! Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments...you really know how to make a girl feel special! :)

So, on to the reason why you are here...the winner of the two itty bitty's....
drum roll please............... 
SHARON G.!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Just send your address and your choice of any two itty bitty's from the Unity Stamp Co. site to me at  mycraftycreations@hotmail.com. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Friday, September 14, 2012

Growing in Unity: DAY 5

Today is the last day of my Growing in Unity time. :( The good news is there will be a winner posted in the next few days! Don't forget to leave a comment on here to be entered into the draw! You may just be the lucky winner!

Today I have a birthday card to show you. I made it for my dad since his birthday is at the end of the month.

I really like how this one turned out! I used the ippity set "Alphabetically Adorable" for the letters and the ippity set "How you doin" for the happy birthday sentiment. The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket: circa 1934. The button came from a big bag of Walmart buttons and the twine came from Noelle! <-----You can order some by clicking her name. My inspiration for this card came from here

Well, it's been a fun week for me! I can't wait to do this again! And if you are interested in becoming a Growing in Unity gal check it out here for the information. 

Thanks for dropping in today and all week! 

Love, Patricia  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Growing in Unity: DAY 4

WOW! Day 4 already! Well, I'm happy to tell you all that the hurricane passed on by this area and, aside from some rain, we didn't get anything! YAY! Other parts of Newfoundland had some damage to property because of the VERY strong winds, but there were no deaths so all is good! :0)

On to my project! Today I have a card that I made for my aunt's birthday. Wanna see?

I used a piece of clear plastic for the mason jar, which is from the "December 2011 Kit of the Month" and it looks really nice...although this picture is doing awful things with it! I promise! It looks good in the flesh! I stamped it on the plastic (It was some sort of packaging material for something!) with Stazon and heated it a little with my heat gun...but it started to curl...which is probably what the camera is picking up. Then a drew some stems with my Crayola's, glued some ribbon from my stash around the neck of the mason jar and stuck it on the card. Then I embossed some flowers from the "Eco Chic" set on yellow paper with black embossing powder, cut them out, and added them to the end of the stems. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the "How you doin" ippity set on white card stock and matted it with black cardstock. A small piece of the same pink ribbon was folded and stuck to the back of the sentiment. VoilĂ ! An aunt's CAS birthday card! :0) Inspiration for this card came from here

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win the Itty Bittys (which I have found out is TWO Itty Bittys not ONE! Even better!) !

Thank's for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Growing in Unity: DAY 3

Its my Growing in Unity day 3 which means this gig is half over. :( I'm sad to see it go...I've been enjoying doing these posts and getting lots of love for you guys! 

Speaking of love...today I have a scrapbook page to show you featuring one of the loves of my life (yes, I have more than one!!) and he is SO handsome! Here he is:

This was his very first day of Kindergarten and, of course, he had to be silly for our photo shoot! He did think this was the best day ever, so I thought the HUGE ribbon stamp from the "Summers Best" set would be a fine fit! And I included the "seriously best day ever" stamp from the same set for the center. The cute little crossword banner is from the Ippity set "The Best". I stamped two of them and clipped them on with an American Crafts brad. I also used my label maker to put his name on them. All of these colorful papers were, again, from the dollar store! Sometimes  you can find some awesome stuff there! 

By the way, this was a totally scraplift from someone else! You can see my inspiration here

You know the drill! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into the draw for the itty bitty at the end of the week! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Love, Patricia 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Growing in Unity: DAY 2

Welcome back for day two of my Growing in Unity turn! Today I have an anniversary card to share with you. My parent's will be married for 32 years on the 19th of September! So I made them this card:

Like most of my ideas...I totally stole this one from Pinterest! Go here if you want to see the original link. 

For this card I started with a piece of stationary that I have had for more than 10 years!! I bought it to use on my very first scrapbook page...which was the baby shower for my first born...and he will be 11 in January! YIKES! Anyway, I though the clouds went well with the theme. Then I drew the tree branch free hand using my good 'ole Crayola coloring pencils. For the owls I used the Ippity set "Wise Guy" and then gave them some cute googly eyes...and gave the girl owl some cute eyelashes and a cute hair sequin. I also added a little glossy accents to their wings and beaks. The banner came form the "You did it" set and I wrote happy anniversary in myself. I also used some twine that I got from the last  Growing In Unity girl, Noelle!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered into a draw for an itty bitty of your choosing and come back tomorrow to see a scrapbook page of a VERY handsome man! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Love, Patricia

Monday, September 10, 2012

Linky Party and Leslie!

Its official...hurricane Leslie is due to hit Newfoundland sometime tonight or in the early morning hours. I just hope it waits until my partner, Brent, gets home from work. Its a half hour highway drive and he has to do this at midnight so I hope he gets home safe and sound before the bad weather.

On a good note, its the Unity/Ippity Linky Party and I have something to share! Now, I have to warn you, I tried to emboss the sentiment and I really thought I might have to invest in a new glue pad...the embossing powder just would not stick once the heat tool got near! I have figured out how to do it now, though...emboss from the bottom, not the top! The powder stays put but melts just the same! SCORE!

Here it is:

I made this card for my grandfathers 94th birthday, which was just last week. I used some paper that I got in a grab bag of paper from Walmart a LONG time ago. I sanded the edges to give it some wear. Then I matted some white paper on brown and embellished with brads, twine, and a dog sticker. The sentiment that is horribly embossed is from the Ippity set : Party Hat Wishes. It is a wonderful stamp that I have used MANY times...my embossing did not do it justice at all!

Anyway, thank you for stopping in! And check back for the rest of the week because I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week! YAY!

Love, Patricia

Growing in Unity: DAY 1

I am the Growing in Unity girl this week and I'm so excited!!! I love Unity more than my 10 year old loves his Xbox360! And that's a love you can't mess with! Hee hee! Don't forget to leave comments on my blog posts this week. One lucky commenter will win a Unity Itty Bitty of their choice! How awesome is that! 

My nephew's 8th birthday party was yesterday...and it was a no-brainer on which stamp set I wanted to use for his card. "Hoppy Birthday" came to mind right away!

Isn't this an awesome set for a boy?! 

And here's the card:

For this card I used some bright, happy colors of paper that I got at the dollar store, a button I got in a big bag of various buttons from Walmart, and the twine is a Halloween themed twine from Doodlebug Designs. The image was stamped with StazOn black ink and colored in with Crayola Coloring Pencils. 

I hope you liked the card! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the draw and don't forget to come back tomorrow to see more Unity goodness!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Love, Patricia