Friday, April 30, 2010

Friends With FLAIR

Morning! This is Maren. :) What an amazing week, right? Games, chatting, inspiration AND NEW STAMPS! WOWZERS!
The FUN continues a bit today.....just HOP on OVER to MY BLOG for a little CHALLENGE & GIVEAWAY!!!
Be sure to hop over to Paper Crafts Connection for even more chances of winning!!! :)
Now I am going to continue the week of inspiration and show some SERIOUS FLAIR!
Let's start with this FABULOUS card for FWF22 Challenge. Didn't Tenia do an amazing job? You can give her proper love HERE.
Now on to FWF23.
Would you like to see your card featured here on the Unity blog?
This week, we are going to be inspired by Lynn's GORGEOUS card below. :)

1. Look at the amazing card by Lynn (you can see more details about her project and leave her some love HERE.)
2. Create an art piece inspired by it (there are no rules when it comes to inspiration so just go with it!)
3. Upload to SCS with the keyword FWF23
4. Watch for next week's FWF post here and your card may just show up here too!
CONGRATS LYNN on THIS CARD BEING PUBLISHED!!!! :) :) :)
Now for some more INSPIRATION........
Be sure to watch for the blinkie below and leave a comment on that blog for your chance to win...
Unity Flair!
http://www.jenniekader.blogspot.com/
http://windchimesandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.want2scrap.blogspot.com/
http://www.zanynotcrazy.blogspot.com/
http://shamrockstamper.blogspot.com/
http://stampingsoftheshug.blogspot.com/
http://www.savannahland2.blogspot.com/
http://secretscrapbooker.blogspot.com/
http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/
http://jo-again.blogspot.com/
http://www.handmade75.blogspot.com/
http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/
http://poppitscupboard.blogspot.com/
http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com/
http://mylifemylovesmypassions.blogspot.com/
http://www.dahlhousedesigns.wordpress.com/
http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/
http://scrappypug.blogspot.com/
http://jennipherlowery.typepad.com/paper-expressions/
http://littlethingmemoryartist.blogspot.com/
http://robynccgirl.blogspot.com/
http://www.hereiswhatido.blogspot.com/
http://taylormadebyjenmarie.blogspot.com/
http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/
http://alteredambitions.blogspot.com/
http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
http://suchins.blogspot.com/
http://kimme-thelifeofaprincess.blogspot.com/
http://sapphiresessentials.blogspot.com/
http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
http://ninabdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://doublendesigns.blogspot.com/
http://www.mybucketoverfloweth.blogspot.com/
http://jenmitten.blogspot.com/
http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/
http://coloryourimagination.blogspot.com/
http://workingandstamping.blogspot.com/
http://scraprona.blogspot.com/
http://evafromca.blogspot.com/
http://islandhoppingfoustcrafts.blogspot.com/
http://www.magnoliagrace.blogspot.com/
http://elisabeth-workofheart.blogspot.com/
http://www.tanyamsmith.blogspot.com/
http://www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com/
http://www.millers-ink.net/
http://organisedmess.blogspot.com/
http://www.stephaniezito.blogspot.com/
http://www.thestampingshopper.blogspot.com/
http://endlessinkabilities.blogspot.com/
http://www.robinsonsnest.blogspot.com/
http://www.hlr976.blogspot.com/
http://www.reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com/
http://fibrejunky.blogspot.com/
http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://jenscupofcreations.blogspot.com/

DON'T FORGET....20% off ALL UNITY PURCHASES this weekend.
coupon code: BIRTHDAY20
{ONLY 1 discount code can be used per order, case sensitive - please use all CAPS}
The new RELEASES are available on the Unity Website through the weekend.
This ends Monday.
Also, remember that the May Kit of the Month will be {releasing May 1, 2010}!!


There will be some National Scrapbooking FUN tomorrow too...so be sure to come back! :)

Smile big today! :)









{Ippity}{Ippity}

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It is FINALLY THURSDAY! NEW Unity FOR SALE - NEW RELEASES.



unity.
 an adventure.
that is what this is.
one sweet adventure.
down winding paths
that continue to
grow more
beautiful 
every
day.


OK.
this is a 
very
very
very
LONG 
post
but 
read it ALL...K?

------------------------------
REMINDER:
Click on the images below to MAKE THEM BIGGER!

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1st
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Some UNITY Originals
By: Tanis Giesbrecht & Heather Rolin
Click HERE to order these on the Unity Website.

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2nd
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They have FINALLY RELEASED!

HOORAY! 








Go Visit the Cosmo Blog Today!
They had the COSMO CRICKET Design Team work up some MAGIC with the 
NEW Cosmo/Unity Line of STAMPS!
Leave some LOVE 
for your chance to WIN, WIN, WIN Cosmo Goodness!
YOU could WIN this!









These stamps can be order FOR A LIMITED TIME on the Unity Website. 
They can also be found in your Local Scrapbook Stores including Archiver's.

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3rd
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In Celebration of 
Women and Creativity
We have Melody Ross Exclusives in this months MAY SCRAPBOOKING KIT!



Click HERE to order.








Melody and her sister Kathy host women from around the world at the 







Brave Girls Camp.

Here is the beautiful thing.
i get to go.
i get to spend time with this beautiful soul.
how
great is
THAT?







i love her.
{she inspires me}
Check out the Melody Ross Blog.

Leave her SOME LOVE
FOR
YOUR
CHANCE
to 
WIN
your
own
BRAVE GIRL Unity Scrapbooking/Collage Kit

soooooo.....needless to say....

hands DOWN i am 100% excited. 

These stamps will be HIGHLIGHTED by some of my Design Team Members on Saturday.
Aren't they PHENOMENAL?!



-----
4th
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i {heart} moxie fab.
don't you?

go 
see 
their 
blog 
today.

it
is 
very 
very
important.

you.
can.
win.
LOTS.

Two random winners will each receive the following:

One of  "moxie fab" Cosmo Cricket Kit
Five sheets of 12X12 Material Girl paper
 
One 6X6 Material Girl mini deck








Click HERE to enter the MOXIE FAB World

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5th
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We have SPECIAL GUESTS!
Crafty Chicks a la' FAB
Pretty much {heart} {love} {adore} these GIRLS!

Beate Johns
Jenn Balcer
&
Lori Craig
They are EACH joining us for the BLOG HOP!
Woot! Woot!

How LUCKY is UNITY?!

The ENTIRE Design Team is also DOING COSMO Projects
using
the 
NEW
Cosmo Cricket/Unity Stamp Kits
Start HERE by CLICKING the BUTTON BELOW!
It will take you RIGHT to Beate....
From there just look for the similar BUTTON and go ALL the way through!







The {ippity} girls with all their fabulous CREATIVITY will join us as well.
using {ippity} of course! 
HOORAY!

When you GET to the END of the BLOG HOP be sure to JOIN us in SPLITCOAST STAMPERS for CHIT Chat and FUN.

MORE Games 
Today will be a Design Team Trivia Game. 
Hosted By: AJ Otto


Not to mention....

A Very, Very, Very, Very
SPECIAL CHALLENGE
in the Unity Forum on SCS.

Hosted by the FABULOUS and Splendid:  
Jenn Balcer, Beate Johns, & Lori Craig 
 Special Prizes for Participation







------------------
6th
Last but not LEAST!
-------------------

the. sale.
20% off ALL UNITY PURCHASES
coupon code: BIRTHDAY20
{ONLY 1 discount code can be used per order, case sensitive - please use all CAPS}

New RELEASES available on the Unity Website through the weekend.
Ends Monday.
They will then be removed to give the LSS Stores EXCLUSIVES till Winter 2011.


Coming Soon!
May Kit of the Month
{releasing May 1, 2010}

{Ippity} {Ippity}



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Merry, Merry, Merry DAY #3

Since it is ANNIVERSARY DAY #3 - 
I thought I would pick 3 Random Pictures I love from my Picassa Album.

Remember THIS?
All the Unity Peeps wanted to MESS with  CHRIS so they brought in their FLUFFY winter HATS and plopped them on their head just like Chris Does. 
Love this!
Look at the EXPRESSION on Bro's Face! 
Typical.
Ha.


A Little MAY KIT OF THE MONTH Sneak PEEK!
Artist: Lisa Hetrick

Last but not LEAST...


A Card I Love
FEEL THE JOY, Baby - Feel the JOY!








We have our ANNIVERSARY Day #3 Celebration going on TODAY!
Christmas IN APRIL?
Yep, That is the world we all know and LOVE. 
Merry
Merry
Merry
By: Tanis Giesbrecht
Our newest Unity Christmas Kit - Releasing Thursday!
It STARTS with another BLOG HOP SNEAK Peek!





Merry, Merry, Merry
Jessica Diedrich
Jimmi Mayo
AJ Otto
Brooke Lien
Christi Snow
Jen Erickson
Amber Hight
Jennifer Buck

Be sure to LEAVE SOME LOVE - Random Winners are being taken ALL WEEK LONG off the Unity Design Team BLOGS!

We also have some GAMES and another CHALLENGE!
We are HOSTING a GUESS the DT MEMBER Card with AJ Otto
It will start later this morning.
CLICK HERE to play along with this GAME: 
Please do not post your answers here.






We are ALSO hosting ANOTHER LOVELY CHALLENGE for Day #3
Make a CARD with your FIRST Unity Purchase.

Once again we have a LOVELY Cosmo Prize Pack to add to your STAMPY Collection!
CLICK HERE to participate in the Challenge.
More details will be posted later this morning.

Are you ready for tomorrow?
Cosmo Releases
ALONG WITH all these LOVELY Stamp Kits
that you have been peeking at!
It is going to be FuN.

Go ENJOY your Day!
Stop and CHAT with us if you have a moment - Play the Guessing Game.
We are always around in the Splitcoast Forums.

ALSO be SURE to check out the {ippity} Blog Today!
They always have SUCH FUN and INSPIRING things going on EVERY SINGLE DAY!







{Ippity} {Ippity}

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TWO YEAR Birthday Celebration DAY NUMBER TWO!!!!!

So many reasons to CELEBRATE!
Every
Single
Day
We need to find reasons to celebrate.
Here are 5 of my DAILY reasons.
get 
to 
see 
them
EVERY SINGLE morning.
These faces.
My JOY is tied up in these amazing souls.
HOORAY!
In the NAME of CELEBRATION of the SIMPLE THINGS....
....let's just keep on, keepin' ON!
Unity
Celebration
Day 
TWO!

Here's WHAT'S Happening!
MORE Games.
MORE Challenges.
MORE Inspiration.

YESTERDAY - i opened up the door  on our UNITY FACEBOOK PAGE
for TODAY'S Sneak Peek!
We gave away a PRIZE package to ONE GAL that was having some Hard Times.
Some of the stories were HEART WRENCHING  -  \ SO MANY emails from women HONORING their FRIENDS and FAMILY that are going through HARD TIMES - it was difficult to PICK JUST ONE!
So I didn't - I picked more than one. 
I am not naming names - just LETTING some of you know that UNITY is going to be sending out some SURPRISES....and I hope it makes you SMILE.
Be sure to JOIN the UNITY FACEBOOK PAGE for tons of DONATIONS and GIVEAWAYS from Unity. 
 Not to mention new friends and inspiration.

"Heart Times" by Tanis Giesbrecht
It is ADORABLE!
It's a Unity DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP - using this STAMP KIT!

CLICK on the Unity Blog Button shown below to START THE HOP!



THERE are 6 BLOGS showcasing this new KIT! :)

your gonna wanna leave some love - ONE WINNER will be picked at RANDOM from the COMMENTS left on the BLOGS to win the current issue of STAMP IT! Magazine.
Lovely, Lovely Magazine! 

We have ANOTHER GAME - Hosted by Jimmi "fab" Mayo.
It is a BIT OF BINGO!

THE PRIZE to PLAY BINGO you ASK?!
HOW FUN IS THAT?!

Click into the SCS Forum to play ALONG...and CHAT...and make new FRIENDS...and BE INSPIRED!
It will be posted LATER this MORNING. 
----------------------------------
Gretchen {our amazing CUSTOMER A'La Unity Party GUEST DESIGNER} is ALSO Hosting ANOTHER CHALLENGE
It is a BIRDS and TREES Challenge
GOSH!
don't 
know 
WHY?
Unity doesn't have many BIRDS and TREES Stamps, DO THEY?! 
laugh. out. loud.
More information will be posted in the SCS Forum later this morning.
Play Along.
WIN THIS.




OK. 
i think.
that is DAY 2 in a nutshell.
HOORAY!

time to 
have
some
fun!





{Ippity} {Ippity}

Monday, April 26, 2010

Woot! Woot! It's a Birthday, It's a Birthday!


2 YEARS
wow.
really?
ONLY 2 Years?
I could tell you - time flies - or - can't believe it has already been 2 years....
However, that is NOT the case!
I can't believe it has been ONLY 2 Years.
Seems like Unity
has 
been around
FOREVER.
It has become SO MUCH a part of SO MANY lives.
that it seems
somehow - well - older, i guess. 
So many
people
HAVE
PUT 
SO MUCH
Energy 
into 
Unity.
I can't even begin to thank each and every single one of them enough.

So the beautiful thing is....
We 
get to
have a
PARTY!
all. week. long.
{how fun is THAT?!}
We are kicking it off with some simple FUN.

On THURSDAY we will REVEAL New Kits.
Fuzzy Feelings
Going Retro
Heart Times
Merry, Merry, Merry
and
3 NEW COSMO Cricket Kits.
not to mention.
The Store Kit of the Month
The SCRAPBOOK KIT of the Month
{done by somebody very special}
AND
the May Kit of the Month.

We have a TON of New Red Rubber that you are going to LOVE!
They will BE FOR SALE on Thursday, April 29th on the Unity Website.
In
the
meantime....
We will provide some SNEAK PEEKS
for your viewing 
ENJOYMENT.

A little blog HOP each day.
Showing a sneak of the NEWEST Unity Kits.
Today we are SHOWCASING TWO of the Kits
Fizzy Feelings by Tanis Giesbrecht
Going Retro by Heather Rolin
Reminder: These are NOT FOR SALE till Thursday.
The BLOGS are all linked to one another.
Click on the ICON BELOW to take you to your FIRST Sneak Peek - then continue to hit the HOP BUTTON to continue ON to the next gal. 

Your FIRST GAL will be Carole - She has supported UNITY since the beginning and we have invited HER and a COUPLE other Unity Customers to JOIN IN THE FUN all week.











I have ALSO provided a list of each girl doing the blog hop in case you need it. 







Carole Rinear - Faithful Unity Customer {joining us this week!}
Gretchen Belknap - Faithful Unity Customer {joining us this week!}
Jessica Diedrich
Jimmi Mayo
AJ Otto
Brooke Lien
Kimber McGray
Renee' Dezember
Christi Snow
Julie Campbell
Jen Erickson
Wendy Chang
Maren

More fun for today: 
SKETCH.
THE Martini SKETCH
BY Unity Guest Customer - WE LOVE THIS GIRL
Maria Levine
It is a SKETCH WITH A TWIST CHALLENGE
You have till May 3 to participate!
Winner will get a FREE Splitcoast Stampers Fan Club Membership! 
Hooray!
The "twist" is to use 3 Buttons and a Ribbon on the Card


Please be sure to PLAY ALONG!
More Details in the Splitcoast Stampers Forum later this morning.
There will be PRIZES with each sketch and game posted ALL WEEK LONG.
BIG
Prizes.
FABULOUS
Prizes.
you. will. want. to. 
PLAY
ALONG.
Jimmi will be hosting a GAME
later this morning at 10:00 am
It will be hosted in the Splitcoast Forum. 
More
Details 
to Follow. 
Winner will be announce at 8 pm also in the Unity Forum 
at
Splitcoast Stampers!

It is a MATCHY Game
WITH A HUGE PRIZE.
Shown Here:






Alright.
That is 
Unity
Celebration
DAY NUMBER ONE!
It is going to BE fun. Fun. FuN!

Come party with us ALL WEEK LONG!
It is SPIRIT week INSIDE Unity as well.

We are all
SPORTING
our
PAJAMAS today. 

No fancy stuff inside Unity.
Just COMFY COZY all around.
Pajama Day.
Pictures
are 
in order.
Stay Tuned!

P.S. Don't forget to see the blog post BELOW by Carolina - She has a SWEET and LOVELY card that she has SHARED today!











{Ippity} {Ippity}

Super Sweet Celebration!

Happy Monday! Carolina here and let me just ask you...are you as excited about this week as I am? All I can say is hang on to your seats because you're in for a fun ride! Make sure to join us everyday here as well as over at the Unity SCS Forum where you will find all the details on the prizes, challenges, sneak peeks of new releases, secret guests, and best of all some Unity fun!!!

When I sat down to design today's card I wanted to express the excitement I was feeling about this week and upon glancing through my Unity collection, the sentiment Super~ Sweet hit the nail on the head! This is what I came up with.



The lollipop image and sentiment are from the Stampin Store Kit, Super Sweet & Stuck on You. I colored the lollipop images with Copics and then covered the candy part with Crystal Laquer. To the sticks of the lollipops, I added some White Opal Liquid Pearls to give it a bit more dimension. The bows are paper pieced from some My Minds Eye's Be Loved patterned paper. The halfback pearls were the final embellishements I added to the lollipops.

To the pocket the lollipops sit in, I added some tissue paper and sewed it into place. The strip on top of the card front, I added last to bring the blue out a bit.

Hope this gets your day started on a sweet note and hope you have a blast this week! Thanks so much in advance for partying with us!

Hugs & Smiles,
Carolina

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