Wednesday, December 21, 2011


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It's Wednesday and welcome to another week of Growing in Unity! This week Ellen Mandris is up sharing all her fabulous Unity creations with us!

Here is a little something about Ellen:

"I bought my first stamp 28 years ago ~ I still have it and I still use it!!
Three years ago I got back into scrap booking and it was then that I got hooked on the WONDERFUL hobby of card making.

I love everything about paper crafting. New toys, new techniques, new papers and embellishments…it’s all so addicting.

I’m a mom of three great children and I’ve been married to my best friend for 27 years. We live on a little plot of land with chickens and goats."

Now check out this adorable card Ellen made:

Please leave a comment here on my blog and PLEASE include your e-mail address for a chance to win one of the following sets:

Sending My Love
Bitty Backgrounds
Little Me
Bella Fiori
Hugs & Kittens
Handmade Holiday
Bella Trees
Imagine It

Winner will be randomly picked on Saturday, December 24th.

Thanks for visiting!!


  1. Hi Ellen, I just popped over from the Unity Blog. This card is fantastic. Happy to be a new follower of your talent!

  2. Great card! Love the snowflakes and penguins. Very cute! mprantner at gmail dot com

  3. This is my first time on your site and it is my birthday today too. Would love to win a birthday present/Christmas present. I will be back!!

  4. Oh sorry...I do love your Penguin card so so much. Plus I live in upstate rural NY too!!! Near Cooperstown. Where are u? Great blog by the way. evette

  5. very cute card. I have that set as well, but haven't had a chance to ink up the penguins yet.

  6. Wow 28 years, I don't have that many years under my belt, just about 6 years, I love the hobby and try to make as much time as I can to be creative. Love your card, off to look at more inspiration.
    Julie G.
    kattfiveinfo at gmail dot com

  7. Hi there! Followed the Unity Blog to here! What a cute card, I absolutely <3 penguins! The blue and pink work so well together : )
    [Email is :]

  8. Oh my...these little penguins are the SWEETEST!

  9. Darling little penguins. Love that polkadot ribbon too.

    Smiles Sher

  10. Sweet card! I love all those little penguins!

  11. Found you here from Unity - I'm a new fan of their stamps! Love the little penguins!
    baklund at yahoo dot com

  12. Love the cute little penguins!! I am enjoying all your projects this week in GIU!! I love UNITY stamps.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  13. Posting this for Kathy:

    Hi Ellen
    I jumped to your blog from the Unity blog and tried to leave a comment about the very cute penguin card. However, the server said I had illegal letters on my URL. I'm not sure what all of that means, other than it wouldn't post my comment. I was signing my name of Kathy N. to the message and it wouldn't post. I'm not sure if you can add my name to the drawing for Unity from my email, but if you could, that would be great!!

    Merry Christmas

    Kathy N

  14. Love the penguins. Looks so formal on the top and out to have fun on the bottom. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy F
    cinmfoster at aol dot com

  15. Tis the season for cute little penguins fa la la la. LOL, my 11 year old daughter loves those little cute penguins as much i do :) great card & thanks for the adorable ideas.sending love from New Zealand

  16. This is adorable, I love the little penguins!

  17. Fun winter card colors.