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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

GIU 2017 winners selected!!



THANKS to everyone who participated in my Growing in Unity Gal week.
I have selected two Unity Stamp Co. prize package winners and they are Heather Clay and Debbie Vignola. Please contact me with your mailing info.
Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Crochet Santa face tutorial instructions


Crochet Santa face tutorial instructions
This written pattern is really a companion to my video and work/make more sense in conjunction to my tutorial video which can be found HERE The pattern is in my head so I don't have a written pattern, I learned how to crochet these over 20 yrs ago from my grandma.
FACE Magic ring then chain 3, 12 DC in magic ring, total of 13.
Close magic ring then in top of chain 3 insert hook and finish off work.
BEARD/HAIR Join white yarn in any stitch, chain 3, DC in same space as chain 3, 2 DC in each stitch a round, total of 26 DC including the ch3, finish off in top of the ch 3 stitch.
HAT red yarn. join in any stitch, ch 3, dc in next 3 stitches, total of 4 dc. 2 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch,  dc in next 4 stitches,  total of 12 stitches. ch one turn your work,  decrease by inserting hook into ch one space pull up a loop, then insert hook into next space pull up a loop then pull through all 3 stiches on hook, single crochet in next eight stitches, decrease by inserting hook in next stitch pull up a loop, insert hook into top of ch 3 stitch pull up a loop then pull through all 3 loops, ch one turn work, decrease by inserting hook into nextstitch pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch pull up a loop then pull through all 3 loops, sc in next 8 stitches, single crochet 3 stiches down the post with last sc going into the stitch where red and white yarn meet(see video at 9:36), ch 3, turn your work, sc in next 2 chains, 12 sc across, slip stitch 3 times down post, skip a stitch and the last slip stitch going into the white of beard (see video at 11:41), finish off work.
1st ROW BEARD white yarn, join yarn in white dc near the hat(right side of your work should be facing you), ch 3, in third ch from hook sc, in next stitch sc, then ch 3, in 3rd ch from hook sc, in next ch sc, repeat around face total of 15 picot, to finish off sc in next stitch and then finish off.
2nd ROW BEARD start in post underneath 1st picot, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, go underneath next post sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, in next post sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch, repeat in all the posts, total of 15 picots, finish off by going underneath last post, sc then finsh off.
3rd FINAL ROW BEARD start in face post that is diagonal from 1st picot of 2nd row, go underneath face post, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc, next post, ch 3, sc in 3rd chain from hook, next post sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook,  next post sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, next post sc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, in last post sc then finish off. Weave in yarn tails with yarn needle

4TH Moustache is basically just white yard wrapped around a couple of fingers a bunch of times. then slide off and tie in middle with a piece of yarn, leave long tails, and use those tails to tie moustache in the appropriate place.

Friday, November 3, 2017

EASY bookmark GIU day 5 project



Hey there! It's day FIVE!
 Its my last day as a Growing in Unity Gal (also known as GIU).
 I've had a great time creating these projects for Unity Stamp Co..
 For my last project I decided to make a SUPER EASY bookmark.
 I simply picked some stamps from Unitys KOTM and stamped onto the appropriate sized card stock with Stazon gothic purple ink pad and Fun stampers Journey black ink.
 I placed the bookmark in a Book mark sleeve.
 Bam! My bookmark is finished! How easy was that?
 For a fun video walk through of my project please visit HERE
 For your chance to win a Unity prize package please comment here on my blog, on my YouTube video, the GIU facebook group, or my Instagram. You can comment on each social media all five days for a better chance to win. Two winners will be chosen after Friday. THANK YOU for all your kindness it's been fun!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Altered Rolodex/Memorydex card GIU day 4




Good Morning/Afternoon or Evening!
 This is my fourth day of being a Growing in Unity Gal! Also known as GIU.
 For todays project I altered a rolodex card with the cute retro looking Jukebox Jive itty bitty stamp.
 I colored the stamped image with Spectrum Noir markers.
 I used my Brother Scan N Cut2 to perfectly cut out the Jukebox.
 The die I used to cut out the rolodex card is a die from Heidi Swapp.
  To see a quick walk through of my altered rolodex/memorydex card GIU project 4. Please visit my YouTube video HERE
 For your chance to win a Unity prize package please comment here on my blog, on my YouTube video, the GIU facebook group, or my Instagram. You can comment on each social media all five days for a better chance to win. Two winners will be chosen after Friday. Thanks for your support and Comments!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

GIU day 3 MINI pocket letter



Hiddy Ho my friends!
 This is my third day of being a Growing in Unity Gal! Also known as GIU.
 For todays project I created a fun mini pocket letter with a shaker pocket. Using Hallow Eves Kitty and Little Batty stamps. 
  To see a quick walk through of my mini pocket letter GIU project 3. Please visit my YouTube video HERE
 For your chance to win a Unity prize package please comment here on my blog, on my YouTube video, the GIU facebook group, or my Instagram. You can comment on each social media all five days for a better chance to win. Two winners will be chosen after Friday. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! GIU day 2



Happy Halloween!
 This is my second day of being a Growing in Unity Gal! Also known as GIU.
 I'm Sharing my super cute Witch card with you today.
 The stamp I used is Drive a witch stick.
  For a detailed process video of my GIU project 2 with lots of fast speed coloring with alcohol markers and tips and trick for cutting out this Cute witch with a Scan n cut 2 please click HERE.
 For your chance to win a Unity prize package please comment here on my blog, on my YouTube video, the GIU facebook group, or my Instagram. You can comment on each social media all five days for a better chance to win. Two winners will be chosen after Friday. Be safe and have a GREAT Halloween!
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Monday, October 30, 2017

GIU day 1 Witchy planner pages




Hello Everyone!
 Welcome to my first day of being a Growing in Unity Gal! Also known as GIU.
 I'm super excited to share my Oct.  planner pages with you.
 I have a Prima A5 planner so for the right side of my planner page towards the bottom I stamped Esmerelda Girl with Memento Tuxedo black ink using my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and colored her with Faber Castell Polychromos Colored pencils . On the right page at the top I stamped the adorable Spooktacular Spider. For the left side of the page in the upper left corner I stamped the cutsie Little Batty stamp three times. I colored both with a black Faber Castell Polychromo colored pencil.
 I replaced the pages in my planner and my October spread is finished.
 For a detailed process video of my GIU day 1 project please click HERE.
 For your chance to win a Unity prize package please comment here on my blog, on my YouTube video, the GIU facebook group, or my Instagram. You can comment on each social media all five days for a better chance to win. Two winners will be chosen after Friday. Thanks for stopping by!
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