Saturday, September 20, 2014

1 Kit of the Month - 3 Cards

Welcome back to another inspirational Saturday here at Unity! We have had a wonderful week hopping along with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft! You have until tomorrow night to leave comments on our posts from the week to be eligible for our prize!

Each month, Unity releases a special 'Kit of the Month' that is a full sheet of beautiful red rubber stamps. I thought it would be great to show just how versatile one kit can truly be. I've created 3 cards for 3 holidays, each from this September kit.

First up I have my autumn card...

I created my own border along the card using that gorgeous leaf stamp. The sentiment was heat embossed in white and bordered on some lovely fall themed paper. I colored the wood veneer using Faber Castell PITT Pens.

Next up I have a Halloween card using the September kit. The design of the card is really similar to the first one, but different papers and a new sentiment really changes it.

Lastly I have a winter or Christmas themed card. I used the snowflake stamps to create a background. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum and backed on some teal burlap.

At the price of just $26 a month, you can see that these kits are an AMAZING value! Click here to visit the site and see all the details to subscribe!

Don't forget that it's the weekend so of course there is a SALE! Unity is hosting a Girls' Weekend Sale, where all girly stamps are 50% off! There are itty bittys for only $3 AND shipping is only $3 as well!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stamp of the Week LAST CALL

Happy Friday! This is the last Friday before we're officially in the Fall season. Are you craving the apple cider like I am? The Stamp of the Week is so fitting so this time of the year. It's called "Thankful and Grateful Oak" and it will be perfect for any of your autumn or Thanksgiving cards.

BUT you only have until tomorrow night to subscribe to the Stamp of the Week to guarantee that this stamp is yours! The best part about Stamp of the Week is it's only $5.79 a week which INCLUDES shipping!

Here is the card I created using this stamp and some goodies from Faber Castell...

I colored the background of my card with Gelatos. The wood grain stencil was added with Whipped Spackle texture paste that I colored with some gold Gelato. The burlap panel and tree was also shaded with yellow Gelato,  (Burlap, tissue paper, and stencil are from DCWV)

We also have another sample from design team member Camille...

Remember that there is a GIRL'S WEEKEND sale going on at the Unity store! Every 'girly' stamp is 50% off, Itty Bitty's are only $3, and shipping is only $3! Happy shopping!

We are still hopping along with Faber Castell. Make sure to leave comments on the Unity blog and the Faber Castell blog for your chance to win some amazing prizes! You have through September 21st to comment for prizes.

Have a fabulous AUTUMN weekend!

Friends with Flair!

Happy Friday!

I hope you have been enjoying our time with Faber-Castell
I know we have!

Here's what I made this week
I used the uber awesome Ooh La La set
and some yummy Gelatos

What have you created this week using Unity?
It's your turn to share!
 Link up below and don't forget to comment on the other entries for another chance to win a Unity prize!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hopping with Unity and Faber-Castell

OK's time to hop!
So this week has been very special (more on that in a minute).

WE will have lots of PRETTY
releasing today!!!!

First off, as promised we have another week of fabulous new
releases by Angie Blom.
Her new Angie-Girls are certainly going to make you want every single one of them!
You can check them all out HERE.
AND because our very own Jolande is visiting Unity all the way from
the Netherlands this weekend...we have a Girl's Weekend Sale.

SALE starts at NOON central time.

First off, as promised we have another week of fabulous new
releases by Angie Blom.
Her new Angie-Girls are certainly going to make you want every single one of them!
You can check them all out HERE.
AND because our very own Jolande is visiting Unity all the way from
the Netherlands this weekend...we have a Girl's Weekend Sale.

Now back to our special hook-up this week.
If you've been following the Unity blog this week, you already know that
we're hopping with the fabulous team from Faber-Castell.

There is one Unity prize this week (see below) but
don't forget to visit the Faber-Castell blog also.
Their prize is a $50 gift certificate.
All you need to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on any of our
blogs posts Monday-Friday
(including all the design team member's blogs today)
by Sunday evening.
You'll never know where we'll grab the winning comment from.
The winner will be announced on our normal Monday winner's post
at 6 pm CDT right here on our blog.

If you see your name on Monday, follow the instructions to claim your prize.
So start clicking on the sweet connections below and then be sure to shop.
Even though the hop is starting early, shopping still starts at Noon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Growing in Unity Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!  This week Riette is up as our Growing in Unity gal!  

Meet Riette:

Here is a little something about Riette:

"My name is Riette Gasser and I'm from Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm a homeschooling Mom of a girl (7) and boy (5).  I started card making in March 2011 and just love it. I've done decoupage, cross-stitching, knitting and crochet but card making seems to be my thing. My style is generally CAS but I've learned to dabble with more layers and embellishments at times.  I just love Unity, not only for the wonderful images available but for the very generous nature of Angie & the team. To be a GIU girl is seriously a high-light in my crafting 'career'. This is a wonderful week and I'm going to end it off with a BANG because Sunday is my birthday! 

My blog can be found here:"

Check out this great card Riette made:

Be sure to swing on by Riette's blog each day this week to see her wonderful Unity creations and for your chance to win 2 itty bitty's!

Till next week!

Inspiration Wednesday with Faber Castell

Hello everyone, Swarup here with some mid week inspiration!

Today I have a mixed media piece for you using Faber Castell products....Gelatos, Big brush pens, etc. I did try to get the process on there is a video for you !

 The stamps are huge and perfect for large sized artwork like this . The artwork is  a 9x12  matted to a 8x10 so the stamps really become the focus of the final piece...perfect!

stamps- Donna poppies
She Pauses

Here is the video..

click here to watch on YouTube

This week we are hopping with Faber Castell, so don't forget to leave comments on this blog and their blog ... there are some wonderful prizes to be won! Comments open until Sept 21st, ONE winner will be announced Monday night.

Thanks for stopping by and have  a wonderful week ahead!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DT Tuesday with Faber-Castell & Pick of the Week!

Hello Everyone!  It's Kary here with DT Tuesday and the second day of the Unity Stamp and Faber-Castell co-hop!

I have to confess I'm not very much a mixed media crafter, but I really, really enjoyed putting this card together and playing with some awesome Faber-Castell products.

I love the wonderful effect of the tag - wish you can see it in real life.  Here's how I created the tag and assembled the card...

Step 1 - apply a thin layer of Gesso on the tag

Step 2 - apply some Gelatos on the tag (I used Metallic Mint and Metallic Blueberry)

Step 3 - use your finger dipped into water and spread the colors & heat set it

 Step 4 - place a stencil over the tag and spread a thin layer of embossing paste

Step 5 - lift the stencil and let the paste dry for about 1 hour

The tag is now ready to be used.  I stamped the gorgeous flower using different Memento inks (Memento Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa), added some coloring with Copic Markers (YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00, YG21, YG03, YG17) and cut it as shown above.

The sentiment piece was created with Gelato Metallic Melon and Blueberry and the sentiment was stamped with India Ink.

Here's the close up - I love the metallic gelatos, they look awesome in real life, so shimmery and vibrant.

Here is the stamp set I used - the September Layers of Life kit - Delicate Delight.


And, now the the pick of the week - here is the project that blew me away... from Dawn

I absolutely love the colours and texture on her project.  Check out her blog for instructions on how she created this beautiful project.

Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Quote of the day - “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” - Ă‰mile Zola

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