Monday, February 20, 2017

Well HELLO KOTM Monday!!!!

Hi Peeps!!
I hope your weekend was AWESOME!!
I watched TWO movies while playing with this month's KOTM so you know mine was!!
Unexpected Places, don't you love it?  Every stamp is so fantastic.  I also must say, wait until you see next month's OHHH EMMMM GEEE It is AMAZING and I know I say everyone of these is my fave, but goodness just you wait!
You will not want to miss either month!!
 Now that I am looking at this tag, I see there will not be a way to tie it to the handle of a gift bag!  LOL  I guess I'll tape it to the front of a plain bag with some fun washi tape instead!   I think that flower in there is so cute!  I glued a second tag to the back to keep it in by the stem.
 This bookmark I only owned for a few minutes.  My 9 year old snagged it right up and wanted to give it to her coffee loving teacher!  She wrote the sweetest note on the back.  
 I made this bookmark for Carlee.  I actually said to her out loud yesterday at the library, Carlee, you are getting too many books while I had books in my hands almost to my chin LOL
Giant tags make excellent bookmarks and while your fave reader marks their place they will think about how much you love them!  : )  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  We sure appreciate it!  Be sure to check out the killer sale Ang and Whit have going on too!  You can see the stamps here and don't forget the stamps that are not memberships are all 40% off.
Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stamp of the Week - Camper Bliss

Happy weekend!
Angeline here to share with you the NEW Stamp of the Week - Camper Bliss.

This stamp is just the cutest!! It reminds me of the trip I took recently in a campervan --- an absolutely exciting and fun adventure indeed.

Here's a card I made using lots of Ken Oliver's Color Bursts to add some fun psychedelic colors!

Unity Stamp Company: Stamp of the Week - Camper Bliss #unitystampco #scrappyscrappy #sotw #campervan #camperbliss #motorhome #card #cardmaking #papercraft #colorburst #kenoliver

And here's a card made by our beautiful Angie Blom. So cute don't you think?

Unity Stamp Company: Stamp of the Week - Camper Bliss #unitystampco #sotw #campervan #camperbliss #motorhome #card #cardmaking #papercraft

Stamp of the Week is a fun subscription, delivering a brand new surprise to your mailbox every week.  Designs change weekly.
The current sotw is here.
To see past sotw go here.

And, if you want to shop the NEW releases, go to the Unity store.

Have a fun weekend! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

LOL/SMAK Saturday!

Happy Saturday everyone!!! Holy moly am I glad it's the weekend! This had been such an insane week and I am just so glad to finally relax this morning before the crazy continues tonight. :) 

So I am talking all about the LOL (Layers of Life) and SMAK (Scrapbooking, Mixed Media, Altered Art Kit) kits today! If you haven't checked out these subscription kits yet, click the links below and take a look at some of the past ones. These are REALLY cool kits for layering, art journaling, and creating backgrounds for your other stamps.

I put together an art journal page using this month's SMAK kit.

I used the stamps in the background and painted over top of them and then added stamped and colored flowers on top. As a fun little way to journal, I decided to write around the outer edge of my page and create a border with my words! Isn't that fun? :)

Thank you all so much for spending a couple minutes of your day with me! Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend and a great next week! Much love all!

Xo, Stephanie

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Stamp of the Week Reminder ~ Twinkles & Wings

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  This is a reminder that the current stamp of the week, Twinkles & Wings, is ending Saturday night.  Every Sunday begins a new sotw.

Sentiment:  Twinkle twinkle little star, brave & beautiful is what you are.

For this card, I duplicated the birds and gave them tiny dots as accents.
This is a wonderful encouragement stamp set.
I made this card with more of a breast cancer theme in pink.
However, the possibilities are endless, with or without the sentiment.

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Here is a closer look:

And here is a tag made with this kit, by fellow Unity Design Team Member ~ Echo Noble.

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Stamp of the Week is a fun subscription, delivering a brand new surprise to your mailbox every week.  Designs change weekly.
The current sotw is here.
To see past sotw go here.

And, if you want to catch other new releases and the sale, shop the Unity store.

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Have a beautiful day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday :)

Hello! It's Kary here with another Inspiration Wednesday post. 

Do you have days when it feels really hard to create?  I've been having the lack of inspiration lately, staring at my supplies and not being able to come up with any card ideas. After struggling for sometime, I decided to focus on what I love most about cardmaking. 

Here's the process that helped me... 
I love coloring a lot and I love dies. I work best with Copic Markers and I love coloring flowers and cute little girls. So, I started with the new Gina K kit which is so beautiful and has this amazing looking flower.  (I love flowers but I never can tell what they are :)) 

The focal point is the gorgeous floral image and layers of die-cuts.  I used copic markers YR4, YR15. Y15, G46, G43, G40 and colorless blender for the image.

My second project is the cute stamp set by Phyllis Harris.

Copic Markers - R29, R24, R22 for balloon, YR24, E18, E21 for hair, E13, E01, E50 for skin, R01, R8, R81, C1 for the girl's outfit.

I was so amazed that when I started coloring, I could not stop. I'll share the other cards in another post soon.

Have an Amazing Day and Happy Stamping!!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Kit of the Month Monday

Have you seen the February KOTM yet?  It's amazing!  It's called Unexpected Places.

I decided to make a tag using the globe and a sentiment:

I used Tim Holtz tag dies to cut the tag out of patterned paper by Jane Davenport.  Added some washi to it and stamped over it with a leaf from the August 2016 KOTM called Open Your Soul.  I colored the globe, cut it out and added with dimensional dots.  

Be sure to check out the all the details about subscribing to the KOTM on the website here!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

NEW Stamp of the Week with Videos

Happy Sunday and NEW Stamp of the Week—Twinkles & Wings!

With the Stamp-of-the-Week subscription, you get a brand new Unity Stamp Company stamp set in your mailbox weekly. SOTW designs change weekly. There are discounts and special perks for SOTW members. Here’s a link to the subscription page:

Here’s a peek at the art journal page I put together using Twinkles & Wings.

This lovely stamp set inspired me to get in my crafty space and play with a set of gouache that I’ve had for a couple of years now and just haven't used. Gouache has been referred to as an opaque watercolor and can really give your projects vivid color. After seeing this stamp, I knew I wanted to get in there and give gouache a try along with some modeling paste and a toothbrush splatter technique to make stars.

In the first video, I'm a beginner to gouache but I give you some tips I’ve picked up on how to make a FUN night sky background for your stamping projects for art journals, canvas, etc.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page:
140lb Watercolor Paper
Pencil with Eraser
A Few Tubes of Gouache
Mini Ice Cube Tray (not necessary)
Paper Towel 
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)

In the second video, I continue to use gouache and show you how to make stars using toothbrush splatter.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page:
White Gouache
Old Toothbrush
Water Brush
Black Gouache
Paper Towel 
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)

In the final video, I continue to add to the night sky scene by showing you how to create a moon with modeling paste through a stencil, applying distress ink to the texture of the moon, and then adhering stamped tissue paper to the scene.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page:
Masking Tape
Circle Stencil or Template
Modeling or Texture Paste
Palette Knife
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)
Distress Ink
Gel Medium
3D Zots
Black StazOn Ink Pad
Tissue Paper

Here are a couple of beautiful cards made by Unity's Design Team using this week's Stamp of the Week!

Have a great week and I urge you to get in that crafty space and play with the NEW Stamp of the Week!

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