Thanks for joining me for my week as the Growing in Unity stamper! This is my third year as a GIU stamper if you want to see my other projects, click here.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the drawing for 25 random stamps & come back each day this week for a different creation from me!


Last year I was on the Susan Weckesser design team.  I received this tag stamp and always wanted to make it into a house with a door.

My exciting news fit this idea perfectly…we are closing on a house in April!!!!!!  Seemed like something perfect for my art journal. The house number is 1042.  I also played around with an ombre effect that I hope to replicate (with slightly different colors) in the guest bathroom.

This week I will be posting a Copic marker holder (stamped with my favorite Unity stamp), Love Bud, Thanks for That Thing, and a masculine birthday card.



  1. Dylusions Paint – Turquoise, Blue, Grass, and Lemon
  2. Stamps: Unity – dragonfly, House tag, triple line of circles
  3. Ink:  Distress Ink – Feathers, Ocean; Mixed Media Inx – Jasmine.
  4. Liquitex:  White
  5. More:  washi tape, die cut (negative of a Silhouette file), napkin, sharpie – Black, Uniball – White, stencils, metal numbers, ribbon, glue, gel medium


  1. 613 Avenue Create
  2. Simon Says Stamps – Monday Challenge (#sssmchallenge)
  3. Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge (#ssswchallenge)

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Design Team Statement: I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Creative Maker Team and The East Wind Design Team.

Craftisan Studios Brass Dog

 What's the Deal with the Dog?

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20 thoughts on “1042 {Growing in Unity}

  1. Love your journal art! It’s beautiful and look forward to seeing your artwork through the week!

  2. This is a special project indeed. Congratulations on your new home. I love your colors and the way you turned the tag into a house with an open door and incorporated your new address into your layout.

  3. I am not sure if my comment went through before , but let me say I enjoyed your mixed media project and the story behind it. Congrats on your new place!

  4. Love the colors! So bright and cheery! I imagine your new home will be the same. 🙂

  5. I love art journaling. Especially with dylusions paints and unity stamps! Beautiful work!

  6. what a beautiful project! I have a hard time utilizing different products so seeing what you did is helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the door & “happiness” is an awesome word! Congrats on getting a new house – yay!!

  8. Just started my first art journal. Love your pages! Does a black Sharpie write on top of layers of paint and ink? Is that what you typically use?

  9. Neat inspiration for your project and congrats on the new house!

  10. Oh, it reminds me of the ocean, even though it’s not supposed to. So pretty!!

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