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Believe In Yourself

Welcome to the
"Believe in Yourself" Blog Hop 
sponsored by 
Unity Stamp Company & Paper Issues

**You should be arriving here from Renee Aslette's Blog**

Being a part of both Design/Creative Teams makes this hop
even more exciting and fun for me! 
 Cassie (owner of Paper Issues) created some very special kits for us
 to use in conjunction with Unity Stamps with the theme being:
Believe in Yourself

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were 
thinking pink, along with inspirational messages for all women, whether
they are a breast cancer survivor or not.  All women have been affected
in one way or another by this type of cancer.  

For my project I have created a layout of my Mamaw Bea at her
90th Birthday Party.  In her 90 years she has been through so much:
losing two sons, a husband, parents, a grandchild and having been
in a major car wreck and dealing with the recuperation associated with that.
  Through it all, she's been one to pull herself up by her boot-straps and 
carry on.  Since her 90th birthday Mamaw has suffered from dementia and
failing health all-together.  But she's still as feisty as ever!
One of her sisters in the photo is a breast cancer survivor...I thought these
photos would be a nice tribute to these women of strength.

Along with the Paper Issues Kit, I've used these beautiful stamps by Unity:
After layering my patterned papers, I stamped on the grid image (love that!)
and used one of the sentiments on a kraft tag provided by Cassie.  
I think that it all came together quite lovely ♥

Now for the deets:
Of course we have PAH-RIZES to give away!

 To be eligible for a prize the following needs to be done:
1. Like Unity Stamp Co. on Facebook
2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook
3. Leave a comment that you did both on Paper Issues blog
4. Link up a project on Paper Issues blog for a Bonus Entry

 Unity is sponsoring a PRIZE PACKAGE 
worth $50 to 3 winners!
And don't forget to shop Paper Issues at Etsy:
(SPECIAL CODE: UNITY for 20% off EVERYTHING In the store)

**Your next stop will be Shilo Miles' Blog**

 Here is a complete list of the hop in order:
Mandy Kay Starner
Shellye Procter McDaniel

I'm so happy that you're hopping with us today...I hope you enjoy the inspiration :)
Thank You!


  1. Beautiful layout! very inspiring.

  2. What a stunning layout! I pinned it!

  3. Beautiful tribute page! Love the pics!

  4. great layout! Beautiful and so heartfelt!

  5. Fantastic layout! I LOVE what you did with the twine. You are amazing. <3

  6. this is definitely a great tribute to her. stunning!!

  7. What a fantastic layout, and what an inspiring story!

  8. this project is freakinn fantastic! LOVE it!

  9. Awww! Such a sweet thing to do for Mamaw Bea!!

    Thank you for sharing your awesome project!!

  10. Amazing layout! Love the design, great fussy cutting, popped out pieces. Love these papers, so much attention to detail here. Love it!

  11. Great tribute to those awesome amazing women.

    Cazzy x

  12. Wow! What a wonderful way to celebrate her birthday! Beautiful layouts, Shellye!!

  13. Fabulous tribute to some very strong women. LOVE how you used the stamp set.

  14. Love this layout...just beautiful!

  15. Your alyout is so gorgoeus. Fabulous details and colors. What a wonderful tribute to some of the strong women in your life.

  16. Great layout what wonderful sweet ladies and tribute to them, I love the sweetness of the layout and the pink girly look is darling. Beautiful work.

  17. This layout is amazing. I have this stamps set. TFS and the inspiration.

  18. Great page, and love the stamp set.

  19. Beautiful layout, I love all the little details.

  20. This is gorgeous and a beautiful tribute.

  21. This is really beautiful - love the textures / dimensions that really bring the page to life.

  22. Love the layout and the story behind it! Love women with strength, they are so beautiful!

  23. What a beautiful layout for 3 beautiful women :)

  24. Beautiful layout!
    <3 Pam

  25. Love the story and layout of strong woman.Thanks for sharing

  26. This is a gorgeous page Shellye! Wow!!

  27. Beautiful layout! Awesome role models.

  28. Shellye your layout is just gorgeous. Such a touching tribute. xo

  29. Oh, I just love this! Those pix are the best.

  30. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!! Wow!!! Luv every detail!

  31. Awesome!
    I love your page so much, love the bright lively colours, the b&w pics, the subject and spirit. It's all wonderful!

  32. Such a stunning layout! I love everything about it.

  33. Beautiful lo! What an awesome tribute.

  34. So pretty!! I love the pictures you've chosen!

  35. Stunning and enjoyed reading your heartfelt tribute to an amazing lady!!

  36. Love your layout and how you used the kit. beautiful work

  37. Stunning layout, Shellye! I love what you did here. :)

  38. Awesome tribute page! I love the sentiment you used.

  39. Such a fantastic layout, that twine.. the layers.. just so gorgeous!

  40. Awesome layout and the perfect sentiment for it! Love the fun and flirty embellishments you used to celebrate your special grandma!

  41. Awesome layout and the perfect sentiment for it! Love the fun and flirty embellishments you used to celebrate your special grandma!

  42. absolutely love your layout! The title is very inspiring!

  43. OMGosh, your layout is absolutely darling!! I love the colors and placement of everything. Inspiring.

    Thank you so much.

    x0, Damaris

  44. Aww, mamaw looks like an amazing woman; how wonderful to know her! Your page is beautiful!!

  45. This is Beautiful I love the black and white photo with the bright pinks!

  46. What an amazingly beautiful layout! I love the pictures of your Grandma and her sisters!

  47. LOVE that GRID image too!
    Great layout.

  48. LOVE your page! Love the Lincoln quote! (Thanks for the chance to win free stuff to feed my papercrafting addiction!)

  49. Beautiful page! Love the stitching. :)

  50. What a lovely story. It's sad when our loved ones suffer so much but seem to just carry on. My mother passed away from Breast Cancer in '82 so it's tough for the families of those that couldn't fight no more. Thank you for sharing. I think it's beautiful.

  51. Great project, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B

  52. Love the layout! The title you chose is perfect!

  53. Beautiful layout. Love the colors

  54. Awesome creation! LOve the inspiration and thanks for the chance!


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