GrowingInUnity Unity Stamp Company Craftisan Studios Kim RippereJust a reminder that I am the designated Growing In Unity stamper for the week of August 10 – 14, 2015.  I am already planning lots of things for that week.  Please make sure to join me for projects and prizes!

I am working on creating a card with this image for my Growing in Unity week…with the joyful side of this stamp!

I am torn about this stamp.  I see it two ways.

The first way is cute, lovely, fun, springy, and filled with joy.

The second is not so bright.  It seems like there are flowers taking over and exploding out of a heart!  This cannot be good for the heart.

This rendition of the heart is the second.  The heart is tied up with a “grenade” pin stuck into it.



  1. Card Base:  Product packaging, embossing folder.
  2. Background:  Sargent Liquid Metal – Silver. Stamped with a background stamp and Stampers Anonymous – Classics #7, both inked with Memento – Tuxedo.
  3. Misc:  Rope, Jute; Eyelets; and pin
  4. Image:  Unity Stamp, colored with Copics.


  1. Heart:  R32, 35, 37
  2. Left Flower:  Y35, YR14, 16
  3. Flower Center: W8, 7, 5
  4. Leaves:  YG11, 17; G28
  5. Right Flower: BV01, 02, 13, 25
  6. Flower Center: Y11, 2, 6
  7. Little Flowers:  YR16, Y6


  1. 613 Avenue Create
  2. Dream in Darkness
  3. Friends with Flair
  4. Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge


Craftisan Studios Brass Dog

 What's the Deal with the Dog?

 If this inspires you let me know!

Questions?  Ask!

15 thoughts on “Exploding Heart Grenade

  1. A very thought inspiring project! I love both ‘takes’ on the stamp. Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

  2. Enjoyed reading your take on this stamp. Your card is very pretty. You used some of my favorite colors.

  3. What a lovely creative mind you have! I see what you see! How could a heart with stand those lovely flowers taking root and bursting forth? That pin stuck in it for the grenade is pure genius!! FABulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this month at Dream in Darkness and still time to play some more! Look forward to seeing some more of this little doggie with your awesome darkness attached! ~~Nan, CT~

  4. Such a compelling image, love how it can be seen so many ways! I like to see the bright and happy. But glad you added the darkness factor for Dream in Darkness!
    CT ~kim

  5. Loving your creative mine and brilliant crafting. This really makes you thinking. Thanks so much for playing with us this month at Dream in Darkness, looking forward to see some more of your fab makes.

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