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Sunday, October 19, 2014

GIU Blog Hop!

If you are hopping along with the Growing In Unity Blog Hop then you are in the right place.  If you are coming in at the middle of the hop you can start here: Unity Stamp Blog. I was lucky enough to get a GIU spot over the summer and it was so much fun to blog my Unity creations for a week and now I get to hop along with the other talented GIU girls, super fun!

We are showcasing the newest Stamp of the Week by Unity Stamp Co, a super deal at just $5.79/week you get a great new stamp in your mailbox every week!

I was so happy to see the little package in my mailbox and ripped it open ASAP to see what the newest stamp was and what a beauty it is! It is called Winter Forest and was created by the talented Joslyn Nielson (I just love her stamp designs).

I didn't get a chance to get crafty with it as soon as I would've liked and then one of my little ones came down with a nasty cough that turned out to be croup so I've had my hands full disinfecting the house and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy. I was afraid that I wouldn't get anything made for the hop! Thankfully I was able to get a little time right before the post was supposed to go live to play and here is what I came up with.


I embossed the image on kraft paper with black embossing powder, colored it in with some sparkly, pearlescent watercolors from US Art Quest, cut it out and popped it up on another kraft panel where I also black embossed the winter wishes sentiment. It looked kinda plain so I tried to doodle around the edge (does anyone else doodle with a pencil first or is that just an OCD tendency of mine?), and I mounted it onto a dark blue cardstock that reminded me of a night sky.

Next up on the hop is the talented Angela, you can see what she created here at angelascraftyspot.BlogSpot.com.

Thanks for hopping with us today! One lucky commenter in the hop will win a week of Stamp of the Week, how awesome is that!?!

I also have a personal giveaway going on right now. You can check out this post here, Happy Birthday, for details!

Happy crafting,

Crystal




39 comments:

jmahugger said...

Pretty card! Love the colors!

Debra Davison said...

Absolutely love this on kraft !! Great job .....

Penny said...

love the blue, reminds me of a cold winter night.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Awesome card. Love those colors.

Sue Abbott said...

Great use of the image, love unity stamps. X

Doreen said...

Love the colours of this,craft and blue ,stunning.xxx

Tracy said...

Crystal I hope your little one feels better soon, croup is awful.
Loving your kraft card with the splash of yummy colour:-)
Take care xxxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Crystal. This is such a refreshingly vibrant card...loove the colours!
Dot x

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors!

mylittlecraftblog said...

Oh my gosh, Crystal, you are one talented woman if this is your "hurried" work! Love it!!

Evelyn

Immi said...

Great card - love the colors and the doodles!

Toni K said...

Not to shabby for the last minute :-)

Mandi said...

I love the kraft and blue together :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful card! I love your kraft paper and gorgeous colouring of the trees! I really like the sentiment that comes with this stamp too! Fun blog hop - thank you!

JPScraps said...

Wonderful card! I love the blue on kraft.

ionabunny said...

The blue and kraft is a super combination with these cute trees. Hugz

Tasha Freeman said...

Very cool. I like the image on craft paper.

Karen (karey2005) said...

So pretty! Love the CAS Style....love the dimension.

SherylK said...

I'm such a big fan of Kraft cardstock and I don't use it enough...but what you did is absolutely ADORABLE!!! Sometimes doing work in a jiffy is what I do best. And as far as doodling?......I just LOVE THAT DOODLING around your card. I do use pencil first for a lot of things...then erase it lightly and go back over it in pen...worried to DEATH that I will still screw up LOL. Wonderful card Crystal.

Kristina MacKeen said...

I love how you popped up the image. It adds just the right amount of depth. Great card. (And I hope your little one feels better soon!)

Terri Burson said...

Love it! Boy do I want this stamp.....

Gaylynn said...

Crystal, this little tree scene is perfect with the kraft.

Sue D said...

Very cute. I like your doodling and the use of kraft.

Kim Rippere said...

Really cute, the way you used really makes the image pop!

Dawn Fields said...

Pretty card! I hope your little one is feeling better!

Lagene said...

Love the doodled boarder for your lovely CAS card!

Brittany Tucker said...

Stunning card! Love the watercolor in it.

Robin B. said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors, thanks for sharing.

Janis said...

Love it on kraft and with the night sky idea.
<3 J

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Denise Bryant said...

Love your awesome card on that kraft paper! Love the colors! Great Winter Forest SOTW! Love the trees and sentiment!

Kris B said...

Love your card! The craft and blue are a great color combo and the I love how you colored the image! The doodled border looks great with the whimsical trees!

Becky said...

Beautiful card. You are a fantastic doodler- you can skip the pencil!

Corrie said...

great card, love the colors

Amber Sheaves said...

Oh this is so pretty!

Cynthia said...

Great CAS design, Crystal.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Your card is so pretty!!! Love it!!

Amy said...

That SOTW is so cute! And I love the card you made with it!

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful card! Love your colors! Thanks for hopping with us and being a GIU gal this year!

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your SWEET card. LOVE your colors.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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