Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday


Hello Unity friends! This week I was inspired by all the holiday images I have been seeing on Pinterest. 
I love to make handmade ornaments as gifts for my friends and family.  This ornament caught my eye pinned from the "Write it Down" blog and I was inspired to give it a try using a sentiment from Unity's Magic of Christmas stamped on vellum paper.



Here is my result


I stamped my sentiment onto clear vellum with red pigment ink from Colorbox and sprinkled with embossing powder. I added some bling. Then I cut the sentiment with a scalloped circle die.  I used a funnel to spoon in the glitter snow and rolled the vellum die inward into a tube to insert.
When I dropped it in, I used a pencil to help move it where I wanted.

I finished the ornament with a double bow and button.

Now I have a nice gift to give.

I hope you'll be inspired to give this technique a try!

Have a creative day!


Growing in Unity Wednesday

Welcome to GIU Wednesday!  This week Kris is sharing her wonderful Unity creations!

Meet Kris:


Here is a little something about Kris:

"Hi! My name is Kris, and I am addicted to Unity!  

I actually was bit by the cardmaking/scrapbooking bug about 20+ years ago when I was invited to a home stamping party. That was before high speed internet, Facebook and blogging!  As my family grew, I decided to quit my banking job and become a stay at home mom.  I began doing a little daycare to help make ends meet; so with no time to play, I packed away my little stash of paper crafting supplies.  
After 11 years, I quit my home daycare business and went to work for our local county government.  Then about three years ago, I decided to start papercrafting again. My daughter was starting to scrapbook and do a little cardmaking, so I decided to start crafting again; it became a great bonding time for us. My mother-in-law gave us a subscription to Cardmaker magazine and in one issue I game across a card with the Phyllis Harris image from the Your Wings Exist set.  That's how I discovered Unity and I've been hooked ever since!  I started my blog 3 years ago (how time flies!) to share my love of cardmaking.  It's been an exciting and fun learning process.  

I am so excited to be sharing my love of Unity with you this week!"

Check out this wonderful card Kris made:



Be sure to swing on by Kris's blog each day for great inspiration and your chance to win some Unity!

Till next week!

Maria


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DT Tuesday with Camille

Hello!

I’m STILL making Christmas cards to send away to my loved ones. Therefore, I’m STILL inspired by the season we’re currently living through right NOW and that makes me giddy and thankful for Christmastime, family, and friends.

There’s nothing like being inspired by the present. The weather, the colors, the sounds, and the tempo of RIGHT NOW are all motivational prompts, especially this time of year. There’s nothing like it. It’s magical.

Help it last a little while longer . . .

Ugly Sweaters Cards

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I LOVE this set and have been aching to use it for a while now. Yay! It finally happened.

The picture above shows easel cards I put together. On the front of each easel, I sewed a flap. Under the flap, I’ve enclosed a picture of my children happily lounging by our Christmas tree.

Now onto my favorite part of DT Tuesday...showcasing some awesome creations by Unity enthusiasts!!

First up is a card made by Farley Cross which caught my eye perusing the Unity {show & tell} Facebook Group. I love everything about it—it’s just the right amount of everything.

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Here’s another card I found perusing the Unity {show & tell} Facebook Group by Tenia Nelson—super clean and simple with STYLE!!

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Both of these cards would be happily received by friends and loved ones.

Thank you both for sharing these lovely creations with us!!

Here’s one of my favorite quotes, sentiments/feelings etc., for the New Year--It’s perfect.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

TIME FOR WINNERS!!!

Happy Monday!

 I know you're excited to see ALL of our HOP, Fun Friday,
and FWF winners from last week.

 First up we'll give you the HOP winners from last Thursday.

From Joslyn's Blog:

 Laura Turcotte said......
Pretty cool cards and tags!!!

From Kris's Blog:

 Robin B said...

Super cute card! I love the background paper and the panda.

Thanks again for taking time to leave your comments.
 
Now for the Fun Friday winners from all of you who liked, commented on,
or shared out Facebook posts from last Friday (20 every week!!!).

Colleen Sheehan
Kelly Kuharik Braund
Sharla Laursen
Laura Acree LeDuc
Kirsten M. Corby
Natalie Godfrey
Carrie Champagne
Joyce Evans Erb
Cathi Streater
Laura Vargas
Rosa F. Aponte
Kathy Sweeten
Aly Mechealle
Jan Hunter
Liz Retta Aguilar
Rachelle Draper
Chelsea Wheeler Pace
Susan Hviid
Mary Willingham Rawson
Elizabeth Fox Thweatt


We so appreciate your continued friendship.

Now on to Friends with Flair. We had 27 beautiful entries.
Just want you all to know that even though we can only post one
winner here, each and every entry is a winner in our book.

The project winner is Kristina B

http://lllscrap.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-quick-chirstmas-card.html

 
The commenting winner from Carol's blog is Brenda
 
She said...
 
Christmas IS sneaking up really fast Carol! I am loving your tag, what a great way to recycle the file folders too. This Rudolph is sure to delight the grands!! Hugs, Brenda

So all of you Fun Friday winners, Laura, Robin, Kristina, and Brenda
need to do the following to claim your prize.

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:
kelli@unitystampco.com
Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a
"HOP, Fun Friday, or FWF Prize".

{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Stamp of the Week - To My Valentine

Welcome back to another Stamp of the Week Sunday!
The folks at Unity are preparing for Valentine's Day with this beautiful stamp.


This is such a fun membership program at Unity, where you get a brand new member exclusive stamp in your mailbox every week! For only $5.79! You can find all the details to sign up HERE

Now it's time to share some pretty samples from the design team...




Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Smak and LOL day!!



Hello Unity peepers,

Jolande here with the SMAK and LOL blognews for this week.
 Not a Christmascard because we're already busy for Valentine's day
That's the reason my cards are all in pink colors
I made something with the November and December LOL




For information about LOL click here

And these are with the November and December  SMAK.



For information about the SMAK click here


Hope you have enough inspiration for Valentine !!

Have a great weekend 



Friday, December 12, 2014

Friends with Flair!


Happy Friday!

Time to begin this week's friends with flair fun!

Do you need some inspiration to help get you started?
Check out our newest challenges...


I am so inspired by these!
Look at all those twinkly lights and soft colours...swoon
Click on the picture to be taken to our Challenge blog for full details

I do have to admit I have many more Christmas cards to be made
so I need the inspiration...
*groan* 
I do this every year lol
So look for me to share my crafty creations next Friday
until then please show us yours!

--Link up through Midnight CST tonight--
There will be TWO PRIZES to be given away by random selection
to the person who:
1. submits a project by linking below
2. leaves a comment on the links below
--PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY--

Happy Crafting!

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