Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday

Hi Sharon here and today it's my turn for the Inspiration Wednesday post. I have used just one of the images and one of the sentiments from the September KOTM.


I haven't had the time to craft lately due to work commitments but I had a chance to sit down at my desk and as I looked out the window I saw the beautiful colours of the leaves turning on the trees just at the bottom of my garden. So that inspired me to make this card using gorgeous Autumnal colours.

I was also inspired by an old phone book I found whilst clearing out a cupboard!! Rather than throw it away I thought I could use that!! So if you look carefully you will see it through the Tim Holtz die as a background paper and I have stamped the sunflowers onto it, I then embossed them and coloured them with distress inks. This was a really quick card but I think it looks very effective.

Take a look around your home you'll be surprised what could inspire you!

Growing in Unity

Welcome to Growing in Unity!  This week Tammy is up sharing her wonderful creations!

Meet Tammy:

Here is a little something about Tammy:

"Hi everyone my name is Tammy I am a 41 yr old wife and mom from the Mountains of Pa.  My husband  Mike and I have been happily married for 18 yrs. and are the proud parents of two great ( well most of the time..LOL!!) Teenagers!   Our daughter Bekka and son Brandan are truly my life. I've been lucky to be a SAHM for the last 10 years before that I was a food service shift supervisor for Sheetz and I am also a licensed cosmetologist in Pa.  

I have always loved crafting, I have been scrapbooking for over 15 yrs and love it.  I am addicted to Paper, Stamps, and Ink!  I love using Unity stamps on so much more than just cards, I especially enjoy using them for layouts and altered items.  Please checkout my YouTube channel tjskids and watch me create with some Unity stamps. I have a great project each day this week. Also visit my posts on GIU Facebook page and leave me a comment for a chance to win some  great Unity goodies.  
Have a great week and Keep on crafting!"

Check out this great project Tammy is sharing:

Be sure to swing on by Tammy's You Tube channel for a great video each day and your chance to win some Unity goodies!  She will also be posting pics on the Growing in Unity FB group.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PICK of the WEEK!!

Hello Unity peeps,

Jolande here with pick of the week!!
The last month has been so hectic!! 
The new release of Marleen and my stamps!!
The videos on the Facebook page of Unity, 
the reactions and the stamps that seem to be a hit!!!

The last two weeks I saw posts with our stamps

 on Facebook.....nice cards and lovely mentions
 about stamps that have arrived. 

Sometimes with a tag that I made at 
the Unity stamp company.

It was overwhelming; I'll show you a few of the posts

I saw during the previous weeks.

The last card has been made by Marleen.
Thank you all for the response and you know what?? Marleen and I are busy designing more new stamps!!!

Big hug

Monday, October 24, 2016

KOTM Monday

Good morning all of you fabulous Unity friends.  It's Kris here to give you another bit of inspiration from the October KOTM.  If you've been here before, you've heard me say it over and over...I LOVE this month's kit called HOLIDAY HUGS.  PSST!, I actually LOVE every month's kit-LOL!
I chose to work with the silver bells and coordinating sentiment mostly because it was one my Mother's favorite holiday songs.  She had a beautiful voice and could also play the piano and I remember listening to her play and sing it during the holidays.  Truly a wonderful memory for me.
Here's my card.  Now I love cutting sentiments apart, but couldn't do it with this one as the lines are spaced too close together.  Not to be deterred, I carefully masked the silver bells and then the remainder to come up with 2 parts to the sentiment.  I also added a bit of cityscape die-cut just for fun.  Hope you like it.

Here is this month's full kit.  Just look at all of those gorgeous images and sentiments.

Just click on the kit pic or any other bold text in this post and you'll be able to get all the details on how to sign up for this monthly subscription.  Doesn't this seem like a great one to start with?

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SOTW Sunday | Stephanie Gold

Hey there my loves! Stephanie Gold here with a new Stamp of the Week (SOTW) for you! This one is sooooooooooo cute too!!!! Check it out:


Gorgeous, right?! Here is a project I made with this stamp:

Eeeek! I love Christmas!!! Wouldn't this stamp look adorable stamped right onto a smaller gift tag too? Where it all hangs off a bit? Here is a project from Gaylynn Martling using this stamp as well:


She paired it with another stamp to "hang" from and I think it turned out super cute!! 

Now for a little refresher course on the Stamp of the Week... ;) This is an exclusive membership through Unity where you get a BRAND NEW stamp set mailed to your door automatically every. single. week. AND you get them for only $5.79 EACH!! AND once you're a member, you can purchase any past stamp of the week for only $3.29!!! What the whattttttt?!

Click here to get started on signing up for this awesome program!! :)

And click here to see all of the PAST SOTWs that you can get for $3.29 once signing up!!! Member pricing takes a few days to activate... so get that list together while you wait!!! ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create in the Show & Tell! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

Catch up with me here: Instagram > Facebook > My Blog

Friday, October 21, 2016

Jar Full of Stars - SOTW Reminder

Good morning! I'm dropping by this morning to share a card with this week's Stamp of the Week - and it is ADORABLE!!! Seriously, what could be cuter than a jar filled with stars? Well...maybe a jar filled with glittery stars!

Make sure and pop over to the website and read about the Stamp of the Week if you aren't familiar - a super adorable stamp lands in your mailbox each week, for less than you probably spend on coffee in a week! A fabulous surprise - and who doesn't love surprises!!

This one is so seriously fun to color - I love the whimsical feel to it! Once it was colored, I added some sparkly Stickles all over the stars, and finished off with a few clear droplets.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday!

Hi Peeps!
This post is perfect for me today!!
I am so inspired it is CRAZY.
Ang and Whitney's [I miss Jolande] FaceBook videos inspire me SO MUCH!
They whip things out so fast and like it is nothing!
So I decided I will too!
I just layer and layer and layer LOL
I texted Andrea the entire time I made these and the goal was to keep piling on layers until it looked like I knew what I was doing!!

I found this beauty on Pinterest.  You can find it HERE
The problem is my coloring skills are similar to a toddler using those giant crayons.  I put the dictionary paper on with some Modge Podge.  Then I decided to grab some very old and nearly dried up Tim Holtz crackle paint in picket fence.  Then I used his bricked stencil and inked over that.  
Then I embossed the light bulb on using Shine, Shine, Shine.  I put some Glossy Accents on that.  Then I embossed the girl from Spread Your Wings KOTM  5/15
Then I used a water brush and my Tim Holtz distressed inks smashed on an acrylic block.
See that giant red dictionary?  $0.99 at the Goodwill  WHOOP WHOOP!!  This is all it took to make the card.
I was having so much fun I went for round two!
Ding Ding!!
 I also really LOVE this one!  Again, from Pinterest.  That place is loaded with so many talented people it blows my mind!!   You can see it HERE.

 This one I did pretty much the exact same way.  Except I cut out the flowers.  I don't know why I made a brown flower.  I can't be good at everything and I guess colors is not my thing?  LOL  It was not a problem for me until just now but I am not fixing it!  LOL  
The flowers are from Flowers + Friends = Priceless and the jar, i just embossed one of them it is from Jars of Love x 3  I also filled it in with Glossy Accents.

Here is what I used on my tag.  I use a removable glue dot to hold my blending pads on the bottom of the ink.  They will fall off but I want to stick with the same color on each one so I just try to be careful
I hope this inspires you to go get inked up!  It is so much fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

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