Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Design Team Tuesday With Wendy

Good morning everyone!! Its Design Team Tuesday, and I'm (Wendy) checking in on this last day of November. I cannot believe how quickly the year has flown by, Thanksgiving is over, and that Christmas is fast approaching. I'm going to be working off the Thanksgiving poundage for a few weeks, I think. To date, I have done some shopping, mostly on the net, as I haven't had the will to brave the malls. How about you? How are your holidays coming along?

Today, I am playing with the awesome Bella Blvd. I recently had the chance to take a class from Stephanie Hunt, Bella's owner, and it was so much fun. The Bella products are so whimsical and fun to play with.

I'm playing with Sunny Happy Skies
And I'll leave you with my quote of the day...
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle
I truly believe while there is always a little bit of luck involved, at the end of the day, it is hard work that really differentiates the best from the rest of us.  Malcolm Gladwell's concept of 10,000 hours.  I always keep this in the back of my mind to keep me going on those really long days.

Have  a wonderful week everyone!!  


-Wendy




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Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest Designer Monday

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Hello Unity friends!

Today is my final Guest Designer Monday post. I hope you've enjoyed having me as much as I've enjoyed being a part of the team these last two months! What a blast!!


Today's Guest Designer Monday is all about shape cards. I really don't make them enough! They are so cute and fun. The Noel card uses Greetings of Christmas and the Thank You card uses Butterfly Garden (both Samantha Walker co-brands). I LOVE both of these sets! :)


Thank you again for all your support and encouragement these last 2 months!


Hugs,
julie
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

week in review. happy saturday!

am i the only one NOT decorating for christmas this weekend?
i love the holidays. 
 love em'....
....but i tend to wait till around the middle of the month of december to pull out all the festive prettiness.
i think it may have something to do with being in a house of all boys.
they just don't require me to decorate anymore. 
they are cool with hanging up 6 stockings and tossing some sparkly lights into any corner of the room. 

i have this wee little cozy house. 
with all the perfectness of the "stuff" i love around me.
i simplified years ago and only bring in pieces that i know i will have FOREVER.
putting a tree in here will require me to move some of my beloved furniture into other rooms.
i have no choice.
major renovation required to gain space in this little abode of mine.
i will do it. 
i just need to get in the right frame of mind.

besides - i always keep in mind...
the more decorations i put up - the more i have to take down.
i hope that doesn't sound negative. :) 

 i am very careful now about what i unload out of the boxes.
you are talking to a girl who had to take down her Christmas village 4 weeks before hosting a graduation party for her oldest son.
HA!
i'm JUST BUSY! 
certain things take priority. 

Saturdays - I am going to attempt to do a WEEK in REVIEW at Unity.
if i keep it simple, i am thinking i can stay consistent and have a post ready to review what has happened during the week.

THIS past week was SUPER FUN!

1.
Bella BLVD and Unity Stamp Company Co-Branded.
5 Kits and 5 Singles have been RELEASED!

All BELLA STAMPS are on Sale till MONDAY!
Click Here to see them!
Bundle Packs AVAILABLE!


THIS is the most popular kit so far this week for the BlackWednesday Weekend SALE.
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2.



i know it's not a ton
however.....it's what we can do.
We are DONATING $.50 cents PER ORDER to the local FOOD SHELF.
Each $1 = $9 in food that can be purchased. 
So far we have processed 178 orders. 
WE get to give the food shelf AT LEAST $89 which will buy $801 dollars worth of food.
VERY excited about that - HOPING tons more orders come in so we can give MORE!
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3.
Our SALES are running ALL WEEKEND LONG.

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4.
All Co-Branded STAMPS are now AVAILABLE on the Unity Website.
Forever and Always.
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5.

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6.
unity boys in action.
this is just ONE of the 4 videos these guys have made - you can find them all on YouTube.



7.
i learned how to hang a spoon on my nose.
and had a WONDERFUL Day with all those that i LOVE.
...Thanksgiving Dinner Entertainment.

8.
last but not least
Got my kids report cards.
THEY WERE FABULOUS!
they do it ALL by themselves and it makes me so proud.

Hooray Boys!!!!


Happy Saturday!
i love saturdays.
we are going out with friends tonight.....very much looking forward to the laughter.
hope YOU have a wonderful day.





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Friday, November 26, 2010

Friends with FLAIR - 11/26

Good Morning Unity FRIENDS!
It's Eva here filling in today for the Unity gang!

Hope you had a BEAUTIFUL THANKSGIVING and now you are ready for some 
Friends with FLAIR Hopping!

But before we get to that, I wanted to share a beautiful card with you that Savanna created for the FWF52 challenge.  I just love what she made, but take a look at that gorgeous bow treatment and not to mention the fun papers and burlap she used.


You can leave her some love HERE!

I was looking at last week's FWF's cards and Carolina's card caught my attention with the gorgeous bow and bling in the middle of it, and also loved the gorgeous colors she used on it, so I thought it would make a great inspiration for this week.  Take a look at it and leave Carolina some love HERE.



Would you like to see your card featured
here on the Unity blog for FWF?

1. Look at this adorable card above.

2. Create an art piece inspired by it

{you can create anything that is inspired by this.}

3. Upload to SCS with the keyword FWF53

4. Watch for next week's FWF post here and your card may just show up here too!

Now it's TIME to SEE all the CRAFTY GOODNESS that has been cookin' this week! 
Don't forget to watch for the blinkie below as you hop along
and leave a comment on that blog for your chance to win.



Unity Flair!


http://schnauzscraps.blogspot.com/
http://ippitystamps.com/
http://stampingsoftheshug.blogspot.com/
http://fibrejunky.blogspot.com/
http://army08love.blogspot.com/
http://angiesscrappinspot.blogspot.com/
http://rcbogner.blogspot.com/
http://dahlhousedesigns.wordpress.com/
http://www.want2scrap.blogspot.com/
http://www.thestampingshopper.blogspot.com/
http://tirzahdawn.blogspot.com/
http://thewillowgarden.blogspot.com/
http://windchimesandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.robinsonsnest.blogspot.com/
http://taylormadebyjenmarie.blogspot.com/
http://endlessinkabilities.blogspot.com/
http://ladyguineveresinkyfaeries.blogspot.com/
http://www.lsadesigns.blogspot.com/
http://jenscupofcreations.blogspot.com/
http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/
http://jenmitten.blogspot.com/
http://www.creativehappenings-anne.blogspot.com/
http://www.millers-ink.net/
http://creatingisfun.blogspot.com/
http://creativepad.typepad.com/
http://tennisgirl27.blogspot.com/
http://www.savannahland2.blogspot.com/
http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com/
http://allthingsunity.blogspot.com/
http://thecraftyfrugalista.blogspot.com/
http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/
http://evafromca.blogspot.com/

And at last, don't forget about our AMAZING SALE this weekend with the best deals.  Who needs to leave the house, when you can shop for FABULOUS UNITY stamps from the comfort of your home.  I sure am working on picking out the sets I am getting this weekend!  :)






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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

black. wednesday. it's the way we roll.....BELLA Blvd. Co-Branding Release!

SALE! SALE! SALE!
NEW RELEASES! NEW RELEASES!
ToNS! oF! FuN!




i am just gonna re-write
{with links} 
what is written above.
k?
it is BLACK WEDNESDAY.
time to SHOP.
...we are going to be your FIRST STOP
{hopefully}

TONS GOING ON! 
you will want to READ all of it.

1.
we are going to GIVE the PAPERCRAFTS exclusive stamp to the
FIRST 50 ORDERS.
we know how much some of you wanted this and we FOUND SOME EXTRAS!!!!!


2.
Free Shipping.
{usa & canada only}
International Please Note:
{free shipping on purchases over $125 - otherwise it will be $13.95}

3.
Bundle Packs
{like this one}
look under the "sale" section.

4.
SALE SECTION
we have SCRAPBOOKING kits on sale, NEW BELLA kits FOR SALE,  the cutest WOOD MOUNTED stamps...ever made....ON SALE - and much, much MORE!

5.
$25 = grab bag 
{random stamps -$8 Value}

$50 = FREE BELLA Snowman
$75 = FREE City of Love
BRAND NEW Kit
Our very own Unity Artista

Lisa Hetrick
i adore this kit.
unique and PERFECT for the upcoming VALENTINE SEASON.
isn't it SO UNITY? - Uniquely UNITY.
FREE with $75 purchase!

$38 worth of "FREE-NESS" when you spend $75

7.
BELLA BLVD Releasing.
and for SOME stinkin' reason my SERVER isn't letting me load the images.
i will do that SOON!
{adorable images to follow}
CLICK HERE to see ALL THE BELLA Beauty!


8.
EVERY single ORDER place has TWO things that will happen with it.

A chance to be the WINNER of a FREE Kit of the Month for ONE WHOLE YEAR.
{$300 plus value}
{this qualifies you for the ADDED 25% discount that is EXCLUSIVE to Kit of the Month Members - GOOD STUFF}

We will pick ONE WINNER on Monday!

AND
...last but not least
....a little story for ya.
can you please read it?
pretty. please.
{'cause it involves YOU if you are making a UNITY PURCHASE} 
tonight...we are driving home from unity...and
 - it is so crazy how things happen.  i was riding home in our big creepy blue van with chris.  i was SULKING & thinking how upset i was that we have all these cars and NONE of them work. 
 we have a stupid lexus that nic bought that ended up being a lemon and sits dead in our yard.  
we have a beautiful red truck that had the back end fall out  {don't ask} at any rate it is an expensive fix {understatement}
- we have a black car of Nic's that didn't have a starter and needs to be fixed as well
AND
- we have my volvo
 {that Nic is using}
 ... so here i am stuck getting taxied around in our big creepy blue Unity van.  
Thankful for it, but you know what i am sayin' 
- LONG STORY short - 
i turned up the radio and I hear the LOCAL Radio Station mention that there are 40 million people without food in their pantry. 
 ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! 
 I couldn't believe that!!!!
  I am sulking about my creepy van - yet some people don't have enough income to have THANKSGIVING WITH THEIR FAMILIES?!  
So...the newscast continues to explain that at the local FOOD SHELF - every $1 donation equals $9 of groceries.  
HOW COOL IS THAT?
LIGHTBULB. 
SO - $.50 cents of EVERY Total Sale made through SUNDAY will be DONATED to the LOCAL Food Shelf.
I seriously CAN'T wait to see how much we get to donate. 
SO MUCH FUN!
WE are SO grateful to YOU for being able to provide for SO MANY families through the year - this is just ONE MORE way we hope to GIVE BACK. 
So THANK YOU!




so you get to buy what YOU LOVE.
and help people all at the same time.
good. stuff.
happy shopping!

Want Inspiration with all the NEW stamps?
new red rubber.
{ippity} - unity - EVERYWHERE!

CLICK HERE to start the HOP!
{it is SO WEIRD - I couldn't add the BLOG HOP button - kept getting BLOGGER ERRORS!}
SO - Click on the LINK to go FIRST to Lesley Langdon - then CLICK on the BUTTON on her blog and START YOUR JOURNEY to inspiration!}

YOU will find SOME OF THE STAMPS used on these BLOGS in the SALE Category!
FUN STUFF!










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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Growing in Unity and Unity Addicts Wednesday

Happy Wednesday and Thanksgiving Eve!

It's Maria here with your Growing In Unity gal and this week's Unity Addicts Challenge.

This week's Growing in Unity gal is Martha. She will be inspiring you all week with fabulous projects using Unity stamps. First let's start with a little something about Martha:

"Hello, my name is Martha and I have been making cards for 2 1/2 years now. But lately I have been more and more into altered projects, journaling and scrap booking, and love how Unity has become a big part of my work now ;) Love how each month we have new kits to work with, I'm a big fan of Unity :) :

Here is a beautiful card Martha made this week:



Be sure to swing by Martha's blog every day this week for lots of inspiration! I know she will have some amazing creations to share with you. At the end of the week Martha will pick a random winner from all her wonderful comments and that person will win a fabulous Unity prize!

Thanks to all who played along with last week's Unity Addicts Challenge. The winner will be announced in the forum. Now it's time for this week's challenge. Our guest this week is Cindy, and we are masking. Masking is a great way to create fun scenes using one image. If you are not familiar here is a simple tutorial for you on Splitcoast Stampers HERE.
Check out this fun card Cindy made using the masking technique:





Be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenges Forum to play along this week. There is a chance at an awesome Unity Kit for one random player!



If you have a challenge idea we want to hear it, come by this thread to let us know. Maybe you will be the next Unity Addict Challenge Guest!!




Thanks for stopping by!




Till next week!






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Monday, November 22, 2010

Guest Designer Monday

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Hello Unity friends!
So today, I would like to talk about One Layer Cards (or OLC for short).


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I really don't make them enough. With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season right around the corner (like, um...this Friday is the "official" start!!!), I know that I will be looking for and easy and creative way to get my holiday message across.


For these two OLCs, I used the Greetings of Christmas stamp set. (pssst...it's ON SALE, plus FREE SHIPPING right now!)


I like how a pretty sentiment, some patterned paper, and a big bow creates the perfect holiday OLC. :) Plus, it's quick and easy!

~julie

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Good Sunday Morning :)
I'm here to show you some of my favorite cards from this week.

You can ALWAYS find these Unity cards in the Unity Splitcoaststampers Gallery.  What a gorgeous place to visit, it's really like taking a mini vacation!

Oh 1st I have to tell you the NEWS!
Unity Stamp Co. is having FREE SHIPPING UNTIL JAN. 2011!
Free Shipping is one of the major things that makes me buy online, I LOVE it!  So take advantage of that.  No minimum amount, ANY order is FREE!
And right now this deal:
If you didn't see Angela's post and video yesterday you should check it out...just sayin'!

Now onto some cards!


ejkeaton

Kathunt13


annet

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Now....surprise, surprise...I have a couple things I got at New York & Co. this week...and another I NEED, so I wanted to share!

I got this ruffled edge button-down top:
and this gray sparkly-buttoned cardigan to go over it:
 
and this is what I NEED....but they didn't happen to have one in any size in the store Friday night except XS and S and that won't work....but it will be mine, and soon!
I think I may have to try for it online, what do you think?  It's SO pretty and sparkly and perfect :)
And today there is one of the BEST NY&Co coupons, $50 off of $100!  (online code: 6186)

Ok, that's all for me.  Today will be full of a little cleaning, since we are going out of town Wednesday I guess I need to do that, right???
And some grocery shopping...FUN!

Hope y'all have a GREAT day!

Jimmi

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