Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Cannonsburg Artisan Barn

 I was thrilled to be asked to participate again this year in the Cannonsburg Artisan Barn. It is a lovely shopping experience with a variety of handmade gift items includes wool mittens, jewlery, my handmade cards and ornaments and so much more! It is set in a quaint barn and is the perfect place to find a gift for that person who is hard to shop for. It is located on the corner of Cannonsburg Road and Hartwell. Hours are

    Wednesday 6-8 pm

    Friday 9 am - 5 pm

    Saturday  9 am - 3 pm

Here is my little corner of the barn! I will be heading there tomorrow to add more ornaments to the tree. There are many designs to choose from! 


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Coffee Loving Card Makers

 It is that time of year for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop!


I had time to whip up a quick card. The stencil if from a sponsor Stamplorations!



Thanks for stopping by! 


Growing in Unity Winners


I want to thank each and every one of you who visited my blog last week for my Growing in Unity Posts. I truly appreciate the time you took to stop by and leave comments!! 


I am happy to announce the winners of a $20 gift credit at Unity!


They are 


Pam Foy and Kim Klinkovsky!! 


Please email Kelli (Kelli@unitystampco.com) and please put Winner of Jean's GIU in the subject line.


Here is a recap of my cards. 















Sunday, November 13, 2022

Thank You

 A huge thank you to all of the customers and people who visited the Rogue River Artists Holiday Market. Many of my cards and ornaments have new homes! 



Next up is the Cannonsburg Artistan Barn at the end of the month. I need to do more painting before then! 


Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words! 

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, November 11, 2022

Growing in Unity Day 5

 You made it to Friday and Day 5 of my Growing in Unity projects. This is one of my favorites. 

The Unity Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts make card making fun! These can be used with any laminator to create instant shine.  



Here is a close up of the shine!


I added twine bows, a sentiment stamp and snow. I love how this turned out. 


Toner Card Front



I want to thank Unity Stamp Company for this opportunity and I want to thank all of you for the wonderful comments you have left. Don't forget to leave a comment today again for a chance to win a gift certificate. 

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Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I appreciate each of them!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Growing in Unity Day 4

 Happy Thursday and welcome to Day 4 of my Growing in Unity posts. 

Unity Stamp Company has series of stamps with 22 different artists! Whatever your style, you will find the perfect set for your needs. 

I have a card using the Whispering Pines set. The soft wintery background was achieved with Distress Oxides. I layered the branch to create a tree shape and added the pinecone. Watercolor paints added dimension to the pinecone. Snow splatters finish the look. 






Whispering Pines







Please leave a comment as Unity is graciously offering two $20 gift certificates to be drawn from all of the comments left during the week. You can comment every day! 

Thank you for letting me share my Unity Stamps with you today. Check back tomorrow for a look at more Unity Stamps. 

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I would love for you to be a follower and sign up for my newsletter. I promise, you will not be inundated with posts from me. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I appreciate each of them!











Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Growing in Unity Day 3

It is Day 3 of my Growing in Unity posts. For those who may not know, Unity Stamp Co is a family run company that has over 60,000 sentiments and images. Every stamp is made in their shop in Minnesota. Their quality and variety are outstanding, and I am happy to be showcasing some of their products this week. 

Did you know Unity Stamp Co offers a Kit of the Month? These are exclusive sets of stamps shipped right to your door. You might want to check this out! 

Today's card showcases Seasonal Set Two, another set of stamps that can be used together or separate to make backgrounds, patterns and more. 







Seasonal Set Two










I created the panel strips by using the Snowflake background builder. I added vellum and paper snowflakes and a title I created on my computer. I accented the title with snow. No snow here in Michigan yet, but it will be coming soon.

Please leave a comment as Unity is graciously offering two $20 gift certificates to be drawn from all of the comments left during the week. You can comment every day! 

Thank you for letting me share my Unity Stamps with you today. Check back tomorrow for a look at more Unity Stamps. 

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I would love for you to be a follower and sign up for my newsletter. I promise, you will not be inundated with posts from me. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I appreciate each of them!



Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Growing in Unity - Day 2

 Good morning and Welcome to my Day 2 Growing in Unity.

For those who may not know, Unity Stamp Co is a family run company that has over 60,000 sentiments and images. Every stamp is made in their shop in Minnesota. Their quality and variety are outstanding, and I am happy to be showcasing some of their products this week. 


Today I have a Thinking of You card showcasing a Deco Foil Unity Stamp Toner Card Front. 

Tranquil Leaves 



With these toner card fronts you can quickly and easily add foil to your cards. Simply cut a piece of foil slightly larger than the base, place inside the parchment paper and run through the laminator. I chose to watercolor the front after I foiled it. There are many styles of the toner card fronts for all types of cards. 

I hope you like this card and encourage you to leave a comment as Unity is graciously offering two $20 gift certificates to be drawn from all of the comments left during the week. You can comment every day! 

Thank you for letting me share my Unity Stamps project with you today. Check back tomorrow for a look at more Unity Stamps. 

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I would love for you to be a follower and sign up for my newsletter. I promise, you will not be inundated with posts from me. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I appreciate each of them!



Monday, November 7, 2022

Growing in Unity - Day 1

Happy Monday and welcome to Day 1 of my Growing in Unity posts. For those who may not know, Unity Stamp Co is a family run company that has over 60,000 sentiments and images. Every stamp is made in their shop in Minnesota. Their quality and variety are outstanding, and I am happy to be showcasing some of their products this week. 


Here is a card I made for my sister. I used two different stamp sets.


Linen Flowers


and Background Builders



The diagonal stripe done in gold created the perfect background. I painted the flowers with a metallic paint to create this elegant front piece. 

Please leave a comment as Unity is graciously offering two $20 gift certificates to be drawn from all of the comments left during the week. You can comment every day! 

Thank you for letting me share my Unity Stamps with you today. Check back tomorrow for a look at more Unity Stamps. 

For those of you who may be new to my blog, I would love for you to be a follower and sign up for my newsletter. I promise, you will not be inundated with posts from me. 

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! I appreciate each of them!


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Eeek - This is happening!

 I am a member of the local art group, The Rogue River Artists. One of our members met with a local coffee shop to discuss displaying our art. We are now displaying, one member a month. I am up for the month of November! 

I cannot tell you how nerve wracking and excited I was as I walked into the shop with my paintings. I had the girl who set it up come and help me hang things. My 12 paintings quickly found spaces on the wall. 

For those who may not know, this has been a long journey for me:) I have a twin sister who got the art and music gene. I got math and science. I would shy away from anything having to do with painting or drawing because she was so good at it. My job at a bookstore was eliminated in 2015 and for the heck of it, I took a community education painting class. I started dabbling with mixed media by using my scrapbooking papers along with paints, stamps and stencils to create canvases.  The class teacher encouraged me to join the Rogue River Artists. I did and have been a member ever since. At times I still feel like I am not an artist and doubt my work. The group has been so encouraging and helpful and my skills have grown. I am just amazed when I look at those paintings on the coffee shop walls!







I need to go back and straighten some of the frames - we were trying to work around customers:)I also need to get a photo of the front of the shop. 

If anyone is in or near Rockford, Michigan, please visit Sweetland Chocolates and Coffee! 

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Cannonsburg Artisan Barn