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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Basket Full of Unity Sketch For You To Try

Well, shame on me for taking so long to blog about anything crafty! I'm more than ready to get back into the swing of things with a more normal schedule of doing life and playing with paper! My mom is set to leave the rehab hospital for the next leg of her recovery journey sometime late next week and go to a skilled nursing home where she can continue her therapy while being cared for on a more personal level. She's excited about getting to meet new friends and...wait for it...BINGO night (which she's never played in a large senior group before)! So as all this starts to happen, I feel like mine and my sisters' lives will become more routine with our visits and taking care of her needs rather than this helter skelter of things popping up that need immediate attention. Wait. That will still happen. I have kids. I guess I have to feed them, huh?

Anyway, here it is the end of the month and I have several things that I need to try and squeeze in here before April gets away from me completely. As ya'll know, Jen has a magnificent Sketch For You To Try this month and ya'll only have a few more days to play and get your name in the hat for some sweet UNITY Stamps as they are our sponsor this month.

So when it came time to pick out what Itty Bitty to use from Unity this month, I fell in love with this bicycle from the sweet set called Basket Full of Wishes. It reminds me of the one I had as a kid (and I actually ran across an old picture of it at my mom's house a few weeks ago). Now I would need one with a much larger seat. They all look small and painful these days, but I'd love to have a bike again.

Ok, so I am keeping this short so I can have a little stamping time this afternoon before those darn kids come home and want food. Ha! I'll be back soon, I promise.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Jen does this quite often with her brads and flatbacks and such and I just love the look--Punch small circles from paper to layer underneath them. Ideally, my 3/8" circle punch is what I like for this. Just remember, for brads, make sure your glue has dried once you adhere them before punching a tiny hole for the brad legs. Otherwise, the paper circle will come right up as you punch it. No bueno.

Stamps: Basket Full of Wishes (Unity)
Paper: Kraft, Berry Sorbet, White (PTI), Neighborhood (Crate Paper)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Flat-Bottom Clouds Die-namics (MFT), Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Sewing Machine/Thread, 3/8" Circle Punch, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Felt, Button (PTI), Divine Twine (TCP), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5.25" Square


  1. This is so fun! I love that Itty Bitty and the papers you chose to use with it!

  2. Oh, Sus! It's so, so, so, so wonderful to see you stamping again!!! Hurray! I've missed your cheerful, vibrant, sweet inspiration! Happy dancing to your north!!! :)

  3. Don't you just love those Unity stamps! Your card is fabulous! So glad your mom is doing better! We missed you!


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