Sunday, May 1, 2011

Unity is 3 {three} - are ya KIDDING ME?!

Check out our little UNITY IS NOW OPEN way back in 2008 announcement HERE: http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/2008/05/unity-is-open.html

It was so much fun to go back to EACH May 1st on the blog.  A journal of Unity.  
May 1, 2008
May 1, 2009
May 1, 2010

...AND HERE WE ARE! 
May 1, 2011
what an amazing journey it has been.
it has been everything BUT simple.
{and i say that with a smile in my heart}

i remember....

we started out UNITY in a small little space in spicer.
we had a sign made - we put it up just before it turned dark.
chris and i stood back and just stared at it.
it was the VERY BEGINNING of our journey.

we got in the car and drove away.
i made him turn around, just so i could see the sign above the door again.
and again. 
and again.
and ONE MORE TIME.












UNITY was never intended to be small.
we had BIG DREAMS and HIGH HOPES.

Unity.
Unity Stamp Company

I remember saying to Chris.
Let's do this.
Just put ourselves out there and RUN with it.
FROM DAY ONE - we have been running.
WITH amazing people running RIGHT beside us.

it looks easy.
Get some artists.
Put together a Design Team
A Blog
A Website
Get stamps made.
Voila.

Not so much.
NOTHING worth HAVING is ever easy.
NOTHING.
...and I KNOW this FOR SURE.
without a doubt.

Unity has been built on HUGE amounts of EFFORT 
from SO MANY PEOPLE.
people with heart.
Some of them have moved on.  Some are still with us.
Unity Employees, Artists, Unity Design Team Members, Customers.
It has taken the efforts of every single person to make Unity happen.

What I LOVE more than anything is HOW MANY amazing friendships have been built through Unity.
The PEOPLE we have in our lives that GRACE every single day with smiles and warmth.
Sometimes I can literally feel as though my heart may just JUMP right out of my CHEST when I think of how BLESSED we have been.

We built a business.  Sure.  BUT better YET - UNITY has stood true to its name.
UNITY has BROUGHT FRIENDSHIPS together.
Friendships that will last a LIFETIME.
Strong Ones.

I watch it happen everyday.
Between Design Team Members, and Customers, and Employees.
THESE amazing relationships that will endure.
Unity was their common bond....and they have BUILT on that.
I LOVE THAT!!!!
So heart warming.

let me tell you something....
it has not been an easy ride.
i will say it RIGHT UP FRONT.
there were days i was ready to have a nervous break down.
there were nights i cried because i was so extremely overwhelmed with demands.
there were moments it was all just too much.
...and i would shut down.
there were hurts that will never be talked about....just learned from.

But again I will say.....NOTHING worth having is EVER EASY.

SO we got BRAVE...
here we are.
here we ALL are.
STILL growing,
STILL excited.
STILL making new friends.
STILL sharing the UNITY LOVE.
still UNIQUELY Unity!!!
{right archivers?}
and that.....
IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!!!!!!!!

So let's celebrate ITTY BITTY Unity Style!

I asked my design team to put together a sweet little project USING an Itty Bitty by Unity Stamp!
We decided to KEEP THIS CELEBRATION SIMPLE.
I have figured out over the last 3 years....
SIMPLE really IS better.
Have you TAKE A PEEK at our LINE of Itty Bitty Stamps? 
they are all on the website HERE: 
http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/32-itty-bitty-collection.aspx

every single ITTY BITTY is pre-cut and mounted with CLING FOAM. 
they can be used with any acrylic handle.
READY TO STAMP right out of the package.
$6.50 and UNDER. 

HERE is the BIRTHDAY SALE.
Spend $30 
{final total BEFORE SHIPPING}
Get 3 itty bitty stamps for FREE!
{$18 retail value}
HERE IS HOW YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE of the SALE.

1. 
Purchase $30 worth of Unity Stamps.
{shipping charges do not count toward the $30 total, you must purchase $30 or more of product}

2. 
Pick out YOUR FAVORITE 3 ITTY BITTY stamps and put your choice in the COMMENT SECTION upon check out.
YOU MUST include the NAME of the STAMP and the NUMBER.
DO NOT ADD YOUR FREE ITTY BITTY STAMPS to your CART!!!!
LIMIT 3 

Wanna see THESE stamps in ACTION?
Here are a FEW PROJECTS to entertain you!


made by Unity Design Team Member Brooke Lien.
using this ITTY BITTY stamp by our Co-Brand Webster's Pages

A Thing of Beauty
Created by our LOVELY and Beautiful Design Team Member
Natalie Dever
Natalie used THIS Itty Bitty Stamp drawn by Unity Artista Joslyn Neilson

Hoot of a Day 
Created by MY SWEET friend and Unity Design Team Member Robyn Weatherspoon.


Perfect the Way you Are.
Which is how I feel about THIS GIRL - Unity Design Team Member Shemaine Smith. LOVE HER!









ALRIGHT!
Now the REST of the Unity Design Team have ITTY BITTY projects for you to see!

Start with:



Angie
Lisa
Wendy
Stephanie
Eva
Jen E.
Lesley
Jimmi
Christy
Jen B.
Karen
Maria
Lisa H.











Don't FORGET to CHECK OUT our BRAND NEW RELEASES!
Today is the FIRST DAY you can purchase them!
CLICK on the picture to PURCHASE
{please note: brand new itty bitty by jillibean WILL NOT come with full printed packaging.  there was a small slow down at the printers}

$6.50










$19

DID YOU SEE the May Kit of the Month?
BRAND NEW!
Posted!!!
You will NOT FIND another Stamp Kit with this kind of VALUE!

Click HERE for all the Details!
http://unitystampco.com/product/13-kit-of-the-month.aspx

OK. 
that was about a 2 hour blog post.
MY GOODNESS!

Wish Unity a Happy Birthday.
Tell me YOUR  Unity story.
Leave a comment below!
Have you made a new friend through Unity?
Have you found NEW ways to stamp because of Unity?
Have you been inspired by Unity?
We would LOVE TO KNOW!

Leave a COMMENT before you go.
I have 33 RANDOM Unity STAMPS for a Prize!

I will DRAW ONE lucky comment winner to recieve 33 RANDOM Unity Stamps!
Winner will be announced on MONDAY, May 2nd!!!


HAPPY SUNDAY!
Enjoy every moment!



{Ippity} {Ippity}

114 comments:

Shauna K said...

many happy birthday blessings!!! :D With each new release and new KOM, I am constantly inspired with a new crafting idea! Thanks to everyone who has made Unity a crafting inspiration, and especially Angela! :)

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Unity! What a fun way to celebrate and I have to say that I love those new jillibean stamps...too cute!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Unity!!! :) Here's to the next three....

Ujjwal said...

Wishing Unity a very Happy Birthday! May you have many more fabulous years ahead because what you do is truly wonderful!! This is one of the most generous and friendly companies I have ever seen..love ya!

Giana said...

What a lovely blog post! I'm relatively new to Unity, so I'll have to go back and read your other birthday posts :) I came here through Bella Blvd, and have never looked back! I've never been much of a stamper because I couldn't find stamps that gave me the clear images that I wanted and were still at a price that offered a good value. But that's exactly what I found with Unity. I have gotten tons of stamps and love experimenting with new techniques. Slowly but surely I'm becoming a card maker, all because of you and your fabulous stamps and the endless amounts of inspiration I get from you! So thank you, and have a great birthday Unity!!

jennifer mitten said...

Hi Angela and Unity peeps! In April 2009, I wanted to make a special wedding card. I did it, without stamping, but became obsessed with papercrafting. Memorial Day weekend, May 2009, I found a blog hop for Cards for Heroes and came across one of the Unity design team and was blown away. I went right the the Unity website, bouth some stamps, and then signed up for the KOTM a couple of months later. When Ippity came along, I had to sign up! I would say 99 pct of my stamps anre Unity. I have a few that aren't but I don't reach for them like I do for my Unity. I am glad to see at you are finding success and I adore mall the cobrands. Congratulations!

Lindsey said...

Happy birthday, Unity! Love the new releases, and all your stuff, of course. ;)

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Nora Anne said...

Happy Birthday Unity :) :) :) !! ! ! ! ! ! and Many MANY more to you :)
I am inspired on a daily basis by Unity, starting with Angela's heartfelt blog posts, the Artistas and the amazing stamps they dream up and the EVER TALENTED Unity DT! along with all of the inspiring customers that post on SCS and hop every week!
And I have developed a friendship with an amazing, sweet, funny girl named Noelle thanks to Ippity!!! I am so thankful to have stumbled across a cute little deer image online one day, and the rest is history!

Nancy B said...

Happy Birthday! I love seeing all the talent on your blog and love Unity stamps!

artfuljourneys said...

Happy Birthday.
Love.Love..Love.. Unity Stamps and the KOTM Club.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITY!! I've loved you pretty much since three years ago!! I continue to love you and your stamps TODAY!! I miss the scrapping kits though! I have to admit that! Happy, Happy Birthday!! Celebrate! Eat CAKE!! What a wonderful accomplishment!! I'll be along for the next three, and the next three after that, and all of the years ahead!! :)

wearestampers said...

Super big Happy Birthday Unity!!! I came across your stamps at Archivers a few years ago. I thought the wood mount and handles were a neat idea. So last year I made an attempt at an online store, and carried Unity stamps. When that went bust, I started selling Ippity. And I just love telling people about all the Unity stamps, because there isn't any store close by that sells Unity. And of course they love them! So here's to many more years of the Unity love!! Bless you all for all your hard work and determination!!
Pam

JPScraps said...

Happy Birthday Unity! You have accomplished so much in 3 years! I was never much into stamping till I saw what Unity & the DT can do with them. I am amazed at every post & blog hop. Thanks Unity!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

My FAVORITE part of Unity (other than the FAB stamps) is the family that surrounds it. The friendships you talked about are AMAZING and I'm so truly blessed to be a part of it!! Thank you, thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Catherine said...

Thank you for all the efforts that you and your crew have put into Unity over the last 3 years - it shows! Your stamps are beautiful and wonderful wo work with. Happy, happy birthday Unity!

Beverly S. said...

I am "new" to Unity stamps but I have to tell you I am so glad I "discovered" them. :) I love, love, love your images (such fun to work with). :) I've joined the stamp of the month club and find myself looking forward to the "mailman." :) Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work. Happy, happy birthday Unity!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday!! I only recently found your stamp company as I only recently started exploring the world of stamping but I can see why your company has had such great success!! Many happy blessings to come:)

Erin said...

So FUN to read about how you got HERE today!!! Happy Birthday Unity!!! Thanks to everyone for contributing to such a WONDERFUL brand <3

Lisa H. said...

this post just makes me BEAM with happiness!!!! I ♥ unity. Love the stamps, love the company, and LOVE the people. I have been with you all from the beginning and remember kicking myself for not applying for the very first DT call. I said it over and over to myself, "man how I wish I was on that team!" Well, slowly, slowly, I made my way here and honored and blessed each step of the way. I've been a customer, was a guest designer, then became part of the ippity DT and NOW here, right where I wanted to be on the Unity DT!!!! Thanks, Angela and Chris. Your hard work has paid off...keep up the fantastic work you are doing!!!! I love that you have stayed true to yourself, even through all the bumbs! Happy Birthday, Unity!

ida said...

I have been a customer from the very start and I have enjoyed watching you grow and loved using your products. I wish you continued inspiration and success.

Toni K said...

Happy Anniversary Angela and Unity! Unity has been such a big part of my life, almost from the beginning. I believe I found you through one of your design team member's blogs. Your designs were so suited to me, and I rarely stamp with anyone else's stamps (If you ever happen across my blog you'll see that). But it's not just about the stamps. It's also the people of Unity that make it special. Through Unity I found Melody Ross and Christy Tomlinson. Since finding Unity I have been finding my artistic side again. And I am thankful for that. Thank you for starting Unity ;)

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday Unity! When I discovered Unity on Splitcoast Stampers, I really got into stamping because Unity stamps were just so my style. I had tons of fun chatting on Hip Hop Thursdays and 'met' some wonderful ladies. I now am on a Design team with a few of those ladies. That's my Unity story! :)

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Thanks so much Angela for not giving up when things seems overhelmed! I've met so many amazing, creative, inspiring, caring, and loving hearts through Unity! You have blessed me more than you will ever know and I know you have blessed so many people. One day I hope to meet all the amazing peeps in person. IF NOT...that's ok too! Friendships come in so many different ways. Thanks so much for letting me be apart of Unity!
Happy Birthday and MANY MANY MORE TO COME! Love and Hugs coming from Tennessee!

*'¨¯¨'*★*jEnNiE*★*'¨¯¨'* said...

Happy Happy Birthday Unity! Here's to many many more! I am relatively new to Unity, but am so very blessed to have stumbled upon you all! You're a true inspiration to all scrapbookers, old & new (such as myself)! Looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays with Unity!

~jEnNiE
http://cricutmania.blogspot.com
mycrictmania@gmail.com

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday Unity!!

Pat K said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday! Love your
stamps and your designers, so
creative!

chickadee3357 said...

I started following Unity before your official launch. I was mainly a scrapbooker and did not have many stamps. I caustiosly bought a few stamp sets that first year and have continued to buy and buy. I have made a few friends through Unity and have made many more cards that I ever thought I would. I dream of being on Unity DT. It has been fun to watch and read your journey these 3 years and I feel like I know you so well, but then I have to remind myself that you don't know me :) Happy Birthday to Unity! May your next year have many fun times and more growth.

RubyM said...

Happy Birthday UNITY!!! I enjoyed reading about the past three years. Congratulations! My DD introduced me to your stamps and the challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. I bought a small stamp at a LSS and participated in the challenges. I signed up for the KOM and have been stamping more since.

jolande said...

100000000000000x happy birthday..
Your blogpost was amazing...just like most of the times..
What Unity give me!!!! I am guestdesigner for the most beautiful stamps all over the world. I love unity and I don't think that will ever changed.
Big hug Jolande

Treasa said...

Happy Birthday Unity!!! I found your company from Paper Crafts magazines and I totally fell in them with your stamps and fun images.

My Angel said...

I stumbled upon Unity Dec 2008. I joined up the KOTM. I don't post alot of my cards. But Unity Stamps are my favorite and use them all the time. I have received many compliments on my cards using Unity. I have been blessed to meet a few wonderful people through UNITY. I continue to be blessed by the caring, loving, people of Unity. The inspiration that I get each week on the HIP HOP blogs. FWF hops is amazing. Thanks for not giving up & all the work you put into UNITY. I look forward to one day being able to meet some of you in person. Happy 3rd Birthday wishing many more great years of success to come!!

Beejay said...

Angela, I don't know what I love more you or your stamps! Your beautiful attitude about love, life and business is so inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us. Your stamps are wonderful.They are so big, great quality, and always up to date design. Love, love, love Unity!

Squirlygirl said...

Happy Bithday Unity! You have so much to be proud of Angela and Chris. I have already professed my love for Unity and you know how much I love you and a little bit about why, so I'll tell you the rest....When I had to close my B&M scrapbook store at the beginning of March I thought that I would be too heartbroken to look at let alone touch my scrapbook supplies for a VERY long time. Boy was I wrong about that! My unity KOM came and saved the day! I felt too guilty spending the money not to use it so I hopped online looking for some inspiration. First stop the Unity blog, second stop My Unity Place. Head over heals I fell into my craftroom to ink up some of the fabulous images. I cranked up the tunes, shed ALOT of tears and didn't come out till almost 4 a.m. that day. If that KOM hadn't been magically delivered to my mailbox I'm not sure if I would be using all my wonderful supplies yet. So Thank You Unity for helping ME grow, you are so much more than a stamp co. to me!

Cassandra Chen said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Unity Stamps!! Thanks for the awesome stamps you guys create and the awesome giveaway!!:) There are such so many awesome projects one can create with the stamps!And I love how high quality the stamps are!! Yay!:)

michib said...

Happy Birthday Unity!! I didn't find you until you were about a year old, but so glad I did, love your products and the way you connect with your customers through you blogs, KOM member perks, and your design team (I stalk their blogs on a regular basis) :)

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Congratulations and many more! I love the Webster's Pages stamps! Good luck to all and thanks for the opportunity to win. Marianne`hrshmari@aol.com

Jennifer Roach said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Wishing you MANY MANY more successful years to come. Can't wait to spend the afternoon looking at all the Unity goodness....and maybe even some shopping :)

sharon g said...

First, I'm honored to share my birthday with Unity! I'm 46 years older, but who's counting? I discovered Unity at the CHA in Anaheim. I had no idea that it was brand spanking new--the stamps, workers, and make n takes were so professional! I was hooked. Your blogs, hops, CONTESTS, and Facebook have brought such joy to me, you have no idea!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Ginger said...

I love your stamps I have only one set the Donna Downey "She" set and it is one of my all time favorites. You stamps inspire me I really would like to become a stamp of the month member but I can't afford it.

Connie and Jack said...

Happy, happy birthday Unity. You must be so proud of your accomplishments.

One thing that I love about Unity is that your stamps are Made in America. Woo-hoo! To me, this is HUGE. I buy lots (and lots) of stamps, but have stopped buying those that are not made in the US.

So on your third birthday, I thank you for your excellent stamps, your awesome design team, your inspirational gallery, your reasonable prices, and for having Americans manufacture Unity stamps. You're making a difference.

mnms said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Love the store kits and the new companies you've partnered with.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Angela & all the other lovely Unity peeps!!!
Congratulations on the 3 year of Unity! Loved reading your story, Angela! I can imagine it has been quite a road here, but you can be so, so, so proud of what you have made Unity and that people from all around the world can now enjoy the Designs of the Unity brand!! Love that! I know there are lots and lots of people here in the Netherlands that enjoy Unity a lot!!! Thank you & happy birthday!!!
Hugs, Wendy

jules said...

♥HaPpY BirTHdAy UnItY♥!!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING about Unity. You are the reason I stamp....99% of my collection is ♥Unity♥...you have great style....an amazing design team....outstanding work ethic and best of all MADE IN THE USA! ♥yOU ARE uNItY♥

Jillisgram said...

Love the quality of Unity stamps and now that their are Itty Bitty ones I can afford to buy more. Congratulations on birthday #3!

Victoria said...

My Unity story began over a year ago now..... I found the KOM club and was in love with the idea of stamps to my door every month, and the price??? Well that was it love at first sight!!! Oh the deals. My love for Unity has only deepened and grown over the year. Customer service is second to NONE! Quality really is a huge priority as is my happiness! I know this because of the way I have been treated over the year! I then found Ippity! More love!!! I began buying these stamps as well for the same reasons.

I have made many friends throug Unity Place and many great ideas are there. People involved with Unity really do have only kind and nice things to say and are very supportive. I've been given ideas, inspiration and respect.
All this from stampers, and a company that is exceptionally representative of their name UNITY!
Love you all. Thank you for our continuing friendship and your unwavering commitment to your brand, your stamps and yourselves!!!
Yeah for Unity and my google search that found you!!!!

stampjourney said...

Happy birthday, Unity! I love Unity stamps and the hearts behind it--I love that I can come to the blog and find both inspiration and real people struggling with real issues and still taking time to be creative to bless others in their lives. Unity is a blessing to me (and my growing Unity stamp collection shows it, hee-hee)! Thanks for 3 wonderful years, Unity, and I wish you many more of success!

Janet Lindstrom said...

Happy Birthday Unity Stamps! Your post is inspiring as is your stamp collection. I love how many sets coordinate with other design collections. I think the stamps for Webster's Pages are my favorite. So beautiful!

Rachel B said...

Wow, happy birthday Unity and Congrats to Angela and Chris for making Unity what it is (along with all the behind the scenes peeps and DT members!) I was so happy to find Unity in May of 2009, just after it's first birthday. I have loved Unity ever since. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration and information. It has really helped me grow as a stamper and crafter!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Happy Birthday Unity! And thank you for a company that has worked so hard,and has put so much of your Soul and Heart into it!
I have leaned many techniques from your incrediable designers! Have made many on-line friends that I wish I could meet someday! People like Eva and Jessica,Eryn, Lisa (both of them!!) and people who stop by my blog and leave me sweet comments! Thank you for being you Angela! You have sent my daughter something to cheer her! You leave me comments to brighten my day as well. There is a personal connects felt with this company that i do not find with others. A feeling that people actually kind of know who you are....whether that be true or not,that is how I feel!
Blessings to all of you,may you be Blessed with many more years! And Thank you to Chris as well!! and the Unity Boys! By the way we need another video Unity Boys!

With many Hugs,
Mary

Holly Saveur said...

Happy Birthday!!
Just became a follower 2 days ago and now there are celebrations ..how cool is that?
Heard from your stamps from a friend called Wendy ten Hove..... also from the Netherlands.
So I came to have a look and liked what I saw..great stamps and ideas!

Angie Blom said...

Happy Birthday Unity.. oh how I love thee, let me count the ways!!!
I started in May two years ago with my first KOM and have been obsessed with Unity and all the beautiful people infront and behind the scenes.. confession time... That year I gathered pics from facebook when you all went to CHA and made a little memory album about you all and my little obsession.. always wishing that I could be apart of this group of women that were so inspiring me in many ways.. I journaled about how wonderful it was to visit you all on Hip Hop and dreamed of the day that I would become a design team member.. well holy hannah.. didn't that dream come true.. you are just not a stamp company.. you are the ultimate inspiration to me and so many others to live a better life, to experience new creative things.. I just love you all so much and appreciate all the fabulous friendships I have found because of you. Happy Birthday Untiy.. love you Angela and Christian for starting this wonderful company. xx

PattyO22 said...

Happy Birthday, Unity! Angela, your blog and your company are uplifting and personal. Thanks for sharing and I hope you continue to be BRAVE. and early Happy Mother's Day!

Rona said...

Happy Birthday Unity and many many more!!! You are so much more than a stamp company to soooooo many of us!! I love that I feel a PART of something here - I LOVE THAT!! I can't wait to see what the future holds for this fabulous family :)
♥ u Angela!!

beadz said...

Happy Birthday Unity! I really love the wide range of stamps that you offer - I can always find something to fit every mood and every occasion. It's on my crafty bucket list to one day to be a part of your DT (at least this winter I was one of the finalists for your GDT spot and got to have my layout on display at CHA) So, I'll keep trying - and on one of these birthday celebrations I hope to be a part!
hugs,
Gini

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday, Unity! I was at my empty nest stage in life about two years ago, trying to figure out who I was since I didn't have to think about everyone else all the time. I had done only a little card making prior to discovering this whole online world of rubber stamping! I can't remember exactly how I found Unity but one look and I was hooked, soon signed up for the KOTM, started playing along with the HHH and FWF. Card making is such a joy, love being creative and I love giving them away.
Thanks, Unity, hope this next year is even better!

Crystal said...

Happy Birthday Unity! I absolutely adore the new Jillbean Soup stamps and can't wait for the new KOM to arrive as well! Unity rocks!!!

Scrappin' With Kimmy said...

Happy Birthday Unity!!! I am so happy to have found Unity! I started with the Unity KOTM in February and have already built a HUGE collection of amazing stamps at the most amazing price EVER! Keep up the great work, Unity!! You are ROCKIN' the stamp world one Itty Bitty at a time...hehe. =]

puffinliz said...

HB Unity! I have watched your company grow and grow! I have always loved the feel of you stamps and really love your stamp blocks...they FEEL just right in my hands. Thanks for being here and bringing us such wonderful products. you guys are the bestest!

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

joybear said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Love all the lovely projects.

dclouser said...

Happy Birthday to Unity! You guys have done such an amazing thing with this company. I love your products and the way you market them. Wishing you many more years of success and looking forward to growing with you!

suzieq23 said...

Happy Birthday!! Only 3 years? With your kind of professionalism and product I would think you have been doing this forever.
When I started "scrapping" I said ABSOLUTELY NO STAMPS!!!! Then I met Lisa Hetrick, took some of her classes, and I feel in love - with Unity of course who has never let me down with their products, customer service and warmth. I am a much better artist and person because of your inspiration. Thank YOU!!!!

mommyfink said...

Happy Birthday Unity!!!! I am a new Unity enthusiast but I can already feel the Unity love and can't wait to create many amazing bonds with all/the Unity peeps. I love evrything about Unity from the amazeingly fabulous images to the down to earth and strong owners that the two of you clearly are. Here's to many more years of Unity (business and relationships). Hugs!!!!!

ggknits said...

I was looking for a stamp club, and Unity was the first website that popped on google! I joined and it has totally got me into stamping. I just wish I would have more time to craft!

Evette K. said...

Happy Happy 3d birthday Unity. I adore getting my stamp kit every month...the greatest stsmps. I have been inspired to come out of my old box and create anew. Unity has taken me places I thought I would never be able to go. Thank you for a GREAT product.

Angela Fehr said...

Happy Birthday, Unity! I have made friends through Unity, love selling Ippity and wish you many more wonderful, creative years! Love your spirit!

Beba said...

Very happy birthday Unity!!!
I discovered your stamps thanks to my friend Elisa (she did show me her KOMs and I falled in love with these fantastic stamps!), and I immediatly became your fan!
Every month I wait with trepidation my KOM...and every month I don't resist and buy other unity stamps ;-)
Thanks a lot because you inspire me every day!

kris becker said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am so happy to have a few of your stamps and can't wait to continue to add to my collection. Thanks

Maria Levine said...

HI ANGELA! And Happy Birthday UNITY!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!

I found Unity before the "doors" opened 3 years ago! LOVED you guys from the start! Had to buy all the bundles back then! I have met wonderful people though hanging out in Unity forums and being involved.

Love what you have done and continue to do!!

BIG HUGS AND SMILES to EVERYONE at UNITY!!! Happy Birthday, will toast to many many more!!!!!

Dani said...

Happy Birthday Unity! I cannot believe you have only been around 3 years! Time flies when you are having fun!

I have loved your stamps since I fist saw them. Now that you are partnered with other companies... well I love your stamps even more!

elisa said...

Happy Birthday!! Angela have created a wonderful company!! I love your stamps <3 <3 <3

Catherine Schroeder said...

HAPPY happy HAPPY birthday Unity! This is such a special company and I am so glad that I buy from you guys! I am never disappointed! :D

NinaN said...

Unity inspires me with their awesome stamps and beautiful project samples! Congratulations and happy birthday Unity!!!

Andrea said...

you know my fave Unity stories already- how I stumbled upon this cool blog with loud music- song by Rob Thomas who kept giving away this cool 'Love is Toxic' stamp set each Friday for weeks until the business was live and ready to open. I thought it would be cool keep an eye on this new stamp company as I was just learning about stamps and different companies. Fell in love with Unity and saved my pennies for ages to be able to place my first order. I think it was my first or second order placed on New Year's Eve and while I was sitting here all dressed up and waiting to go out and realized I had made a mistake. I emailed Unity and to my shock Angela herself emailed me back asap and we got it sorted before I left for my evening. What great service! Fast forward a few years and I finally get to meet these lovely peeps at CHA and they were just as fun as I had imagined. Have have probably 500 or more Unity stamps and my collection contiues to grow <3

Celtica said...

happy birthday unity!!

i love unity because of this wonderful stamps but also for the fiendly spirit of this company!!

Kelly Braund said...

Happy Bday! Wow- what a ride for you all! I met you and Chris right before you launched Unity and I fell in love with both the stamps and you right away! :) You guys are a big reason this company has flourished, you have great souls and a constant happiness around you.
I wish you many more happy bdays to come!

Michele said...

HappY BirThdaY wishes to you! what a GREAT success u have become!
lovin' me some Unity!!

Denise said...

Love the new Jillibean designs! So fun!
I have placed a few orders with Unity, and bought some of the designs at my local craft store (so lad they carry them there!). Great quality and great designs! I have also found some terrific blogs to frequent through links here. Always a treat!
Happy Birthday to Unity! Looking forward to seeing what's next!
DeniseB

Ladybugz Creations said...

What an awesome month to celebrate your birthday, This month I turn 40, I was told that its the life changing birthday. I personally look at it as my chance to change the lives of others. Your stamps allow me to do that. I was introduced to you a little over a year ago and bought my first stamps in October of 2010, and was in awe. not only have you inspired me with your awesome spirit, but your employees, customers and friends that I have made have literally made me be a better person. Thank you so much for everything you do for us. Praises to you and God will know you when you arrive the one who made a difference in so many lives one little Itty Bitty Stamp at a time. Congrats :) and Happy Birthday Unity

Christy Kerley
info@ladybugzcreations.com

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday, UNITY!!!! All of your hard-earned success is SO WELL DESERVED!!! I don't know what my crafting would be without the uniqueness of Unity! I just adore these beauties. I've been a kit member for nearly 2 straight years and haven't missed a single month. I just love them!!! Congrats!!!!

savyjade said...

Congrats on Unity's birthday. I know that owning your own businessnis full of trials and tribulations. It is also very rewarding. I am so happy for you! I am relatively new to Unity stamps but I love your products. Your fab design team showcases your stamps well. What an amazing giveaway from such generous people.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Such a great post today, I love all the samples with Itty Bitties. Looking forward to heading over to look at the new stuff and do some shopping!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ann Marie said...

Very simple. I've met you. I hope you consider me one of the perks of starting your business. I love all things Unity and I look forward to many more years of sharing stories with you and creating BECAUSE of you.

Amy Tillemans said...

Happy Happy Bday Unity!!!

Erin said...

Purchasing your KOTM has really pushed me outside my comfort zone & made me a better stamper. Your stamps are beautiful, and I am so excited to see what's next for Unity!

Tammy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITY!!!! I can still remember the first time I met you guys at CHA...you were down in the "basement" for your first show.... I fell in LOVE with your products the second I saw them..Which was a big thing...since I wasn't even a stamper :) Congrats and keep growing! :)

StacyC said...

Happy Birthday!!! I remember seeing your product at CHA and being so excited - such fun and beautiful designs. And it's just gotten better.

I hope the next three years are extremely successful and filled with fewer bumps than the first three.

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Unity! I'm sooo impressed by what you have accomplished, Angela, and how far you have come! Congrats!!!!!

Lauri said...

Happy Birthday Unity! Loving the YouTube vids.

Angela said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!! So exciting! I didnt even realize Unity was such a new company....I am very impressed at all the new designs and such great quality! Love the itty bitties! I only have a few sets, but I love them all! Gotta save up...food or stamps...its a rough decision! Congrats!

Karen L said...

Happy 3rd birthday Unity!! Having been a small business owner for over 20 years, I know all the stresses that come along with owning a business. The sleepless nights, the money worries, etc....they can get to you for sure. So glad that Unity has been able to hang in there and thrive! Part of that success is probably luck..but the other big part is Unity's commitment to service and quality. Unity stamps are wonderfully designed and fabulously etched rubber..which gives the perfect stamped image every time! Keep doing everything right!

Holly and little people said...

Happy Birthday! I am so grateful I discovered Unity through Crafty Steals. I love my new KOMs, each one is my new favorite, at least until the next one comes out.

Shemaine Smith said...

Happy Birthday Unity! I can hardly believe it's already been almost 3 years this November that I found Unity! I love getting inky with my Unity Rubbah. When I flip thru Paper Crafts and Cards magazines, I can't help but smile every time I see a Unity image used. There is so much love put into making those stamps and you can see it also in the projects your customers create with them. Your images inspire so many people and so do you Ang! Here's to lots more birthdays! Love ya!

Kristyn said...

Happy Birthday! I love checking out the blog as it so full of inspiration :D

FibreJunky said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday. Unity has made a tremendous difference in my life...as have you, personally, Angela. Many thanks to you and to your fabulous DT, past and present...and also to all of the wonderful people who work behind the scenes. I <3 U!

joslyn said...

i remember seeing unity at your first CHA...caught my interest from that day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. thanks for letting me share my passion with you and your company.

"If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work in the world has been done against seeming impossibilities."
— Dale Carnegie

Simply Sandy said...

I love Unity and thank you for hanging in there for us folks that love you. I have to admit that admired Unity from afar and this year made the decision to become a KOTM member. I love the quality of your stamps. They never disappoint and the variety is endless. I wish you endless birthdays!

Makalah said...

Happy Birthdayversary, Unity!

May the next 3 years be even more successful and exciting!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

happy, happy birthday unity!!!! Unity actually was my first venture into stamping. I was so inspired by the awesome images, the fabulous creations of the unity dt and the fun times going on at scs that I could not wait to joint he fun! Its all been downhill since (so says my husband - lol).. non-stop stamps & papers, embellishments galore. I just love the kotm & have tons of unity stamps. I am so happy to have been there almost from the beginning & to see you guys grow into an amazing company. I just love to see all the publications with unity & my unity friends! Time sure does fly! I have made lots of new online stamping buddies & the unity gals and guys are all so nice. Here is to another year of fun and fabulous inspiration and creations! Best of luck to Unity in year number 3!!

Noelle Reese said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITY! I LOVE the stamps. I LOVE the story behind the stamps. I LOVE {ippity}. What I love the VERY most is the bonds I have made. So many friendly peeps! I do have a top 2 that I have spilled my whole life to in no time at all! Nora Anne is the greatest {ippity} chick ever. I think I was signed on for all of 5 minutes before we connected. It has been a fantastic 7 months and I know she will forever be my friend!
Then inside Unity, Andrea! I signed up for KOTM again and used a credit card. For lack of use they denied it when she tried to use it the next month! I was LIVID, but what came of it was another fantastic friendship! We just connected.
Honestly, years from now I see these two still in my life and can't wait for the next email, text and call!
I feel so lucky that my sister said Noelle you HAVE TO look at these Unity stamps.....
I love you too Angela! Thanks for giving me not only fantastic stamps but 2 new friends I never would have met without you! :) One day I'll show up for the visit of my life! :)

Latisha said...

Aww...Happy Birthday Unity!
I remember Unity from the very beginning, before you were even a member company on SCS. I met some of my closest friends in the Unity forum. I remember the early hip hop days, and how there would be 100 pages at the end of the day.
Wishing you many more years of success!!
<3 <3 <3
got to have some hearts :)
latisha

erin lee creative said...

Even though I'm a fairly new Unity fan (almost a year now I would say?) I know that you put your whole heart and soul into your business because that is what you LOVE doing, and that is truly a beautiful thing. I can just tell you are one of those women that deserve great things in your life and you HAVE it! Wishes for many more successful years of stamping fun! xoxo

Karen said...

Unbelievable what you have done in three years!!CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy for you and Chris!! and the whole Unity team! ♥♥

donald said...

Love your stamps - just discovered them because of your relationship wtih Wester's Pages - I'm so happy that companies are starting to collaborate with each other to bring more beautiful products and inspiration to us!! Thanks!!

Pam Ruth said...

Oh my goodness, that is a wonderful gift! Hope you are having an excellent birthday and I hope you have many more.

Kryssi said...

happy 3rd birthday, unity!! way to go!

angie/shuggy said...

unity has changed my stamping life with the kotm! with all the variety in the stamps, i've learned to look at stamps in a new way and not discount them immediately if i don't love them. plus i've become and ippity chick and love them!!

Amber S said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!! ANd thanks for the free Itty Bittys!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 3rd b'day! Always enjoy getting inspiration from Unity designers and friends. Thanks for offering the blog candy! Jo4Him

Cassi said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, I've enjoyed following your journey and using your stamps!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Happy birthday, Unity!! Your posts are always so inspiring and I look forward to all of the new kits!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I forgot to comment! I've met a TON of friends through Unity. :) I have many special memories on line and in real life with my Unity peeps!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday!! Well, I am new to Unity I only have one set, but I love it and can't wait to get some more the images are so fun and whimsical.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy HAPPY HAPPPPPPPPPPPPY birthday, Unity!! I am sad that I missed the party--but I'm still celebrating!! I love love love Unity! I love when the mailman brings me happy mail from Unity--I love using my stamps--it's a thrill to see how many stamp sets I can combine! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Thanks for sharing your fabulous stamps with the world! Here's to many many more birthdays:)

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