Thursday, March 31, 2011

It is UNITY THURSDAY! Sunny Florida for ME. Lovely Projects for YOU!

{...that is the POOL at my parents condo in Naples - NICE, HUH?} 

It is a little cloudy right now, however I am not against slipping on my flip flops to go shopping for a bit -   the sun will decide to grace our presence i am sure of it!!!!}

I am here for 10 days with THIS beautiful woman, my mama.
{one of the most amazing people i have ever met in my LIFE!} 
she spoils me, and we laugh, and we cry, and we FIX my crazy head, & my temporarily tattered little heart.
there is nothing i can't tell this woman.
i am SO GRATEFUL for this amazing woman.

the next 10 days will be filled with bare foot walks along the beach.

THAT IS AFTER - I get my work done each day! 

Here what is happening in Unity.
well....i should say here are a COUPLE things that are happening in UNITY - cause if I listed it all it would be a 100 page BLOG POST!
So I am highlighting just a couple - MY DESIGN Team talks about MORE STUFF in their posts each Thursday!

Don't you just LOVE Unity Thursday?

I do.
I LOVE that you all come to visit this blog to take a journey on to the Unity Design Team members so they can showcase Unity!

I have this amazing supportive team.
{so many women - with nothing but GREAT intentions to promote Unity}
I appreciate them SO VERY MUCH!
I am consistently amazed how just the PERFECT individuals are placed RIGHT in my path!

SOON we will be welcoming Jolande.
She is from far, far, far away - and it will be SO FUN to see her projects.
She teaches Scrapbooking in the Netherlands and is VERY TALENTED!
She was our UNITY CO-Brand Challenge Winner!
So Excited to welcome her as a Guest Designer for 3 Months!

Starting APRIL 1st and moving through the end.
EVERYTHING that is retiring is in THIS category on the website!
It will be there for only 28 days!
...and then POOF!  they are GONE! 

Click on the BUTTON BELOW and you are OFF and RUNNING into UNITY LAND!

Enjoy your Day!
I am off to buy a new SWIMSUIT!  

{Ippity} {Ippity}

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Growing In Unity Wednesday

Hello there, it's Maria L here with your Growing In Unity chickie for this week! This week the fabulous Angel Wilde is sharing all her wonderful Unity creations.

Here is a little something about Angel:

"My name is Angel Wilde and I am a wife, mom and new grandma! I've been stamping and getting inky for over 15 years! (That is a LOT of stamp supplies, believe me!) I feel blessed to be able to stay at home and stamp the day away if I want. My style is mostly a clean simple design, but sometimes I like to layer it up and use pretty embellishments to make a "work of heart". I first discovered Unity this January (while looking at stamping blogs) and immediately asked my husband if I could commit to $31 a month. He said okay and I was thrilled. I am completely enthralled by Unity Stamps. There hasn't been an image in any of the Kit of the Month kits that I have not liked. I LOVE the fact that there is a variety of adorable images AND practical as well as fun sentiments in each kit. The fact that they are quality red rubber, but don't come with a wood block that eats up my craft room space is an extra benefit that I especially like!

I've been using Unity stamps more than not this last month. I would love for you to visit my blog and see some of my projects! And while you're there leave a comment to win a stamp set that the gals at Unity so graciously allowed me to give away!"

Here is a fantastic card Angel created this week for her GIU:

Be sure to swing on by Angel's blog every day this week and leave her some love. At the end of the week she will pick a random winner from all her comments to win a Unity Kit!

On another fun Unity note have you been over to "My Unity Place" yet? If not be sure to swing on by for some Unity goodness, chatting, eye candy and tutorials!!

Well that's all for this week!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011



It is MAREN here. {frantically waving!!!}

I am here to show you a little card that I made.

It is a BUSY week so I am keeping it simple.

I {luv} simple.

It is the week before Spring BREAK!! :) WOOHOO!

I used All About Today.

Simple, right? I am OFF to remind some middle school students that they still have 4 more days to learn before break.

Wish me LUCK! :)


Monday, March 28, 2011

We Want to Hear From YOU About UnityTV!

This is just the beginning of UnityTV and we want to hear from you!  What is it that you would like to see from the Unity Design Team via UnityTV (scrapbooking, cards, coloring techniques, paper piecing?, anything you can think of).  Is there anything that the design team has done that you would love to learn how to do?  Please let us know by leaving a comment on this post or on the videos themselves.  We love to hear your feedback, positive and areas where we can improve!

Thanks in advance!

And now to today's tutorial:
ATTENTION all You Tube lovers!  A new tutorial is up, and it is a SIMPLE STAMPING video for all you beginner stampers out there.  It's a QUICK card, using multiple colors of ink, and touches on coordinating tips.

Today's video features February Kit of the Month!

This is Episode #4 which aired today, Monday, March 28th, here on the Unity Blog and on You Tube.  If you watch it on You Tube, go ahead and subscribe to our channel (UnityStampCoTV), because the videos will just keep coming! 


Monday with Karen & Stephanie!!

Happy Monday everyone!
It's Karen Maldonado and Stephanie Muzzulin from {ippity} here today,
and we are high jackin' the Unity blog! 

We were thinkin' it would be lots of fun to participate in 
this month's Unity Stamp Company Challenge!!

Have you played?  If not, there's still time and for a great prize for sure!!

This month's challenge theme is...

(by creating a fashion themed card, layout, or 3d project!)

Stephanie's fun & fresh card is featuring
Every girl needs a pair of those stylin' high heel shoes !

Karen went a little shabby chic with her love for handbags!!
One can never have enough handbags can she?

C'mon and show us your "fashion forward" mark Unity & ippity style!  

Have a fabulous day from us {ippity} gals!!

{Ippity} {Ippity}

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jimmi's Sunday Favorites!

Hi everyone :)
It's time for some pretty Unity cards and some other stuff!

Here are some cards from our
Unity SCS Gallery!




now let's talk FOOD :)
I just had some delicious
strawberry pancakes from the Pocahontas Pancakes
at the beach and I do think it's made me hungrier, LOL!
strawberry pancakes are my very favorite breakfast!
I always have to ask for extra whipped cream though...they never give enough.

I got to have another favorite thing of mine on Friday night...
Outback cheese fries!
I honestly think they are one of the most delicious creations EVER!

Sooooooo....have I made you hungry?

I'm off to watch Due Date...again!
and RD, Jr. is my #1 very favorite actor so I could watch it 100 times!

hope you have a FABULOUS day!

{Ippity} {Ippity}

Friday, March 25, 2011

FriEnDs WiTh FLaiR... March 25th

Hello! Happy Friday!!
Brooke here with this week's edition of

{just you}
March Kit of the Month
ONLY $26

First up today.. we have this BEAUTY...
by housesbuiltofcards  for FWF69
you can leave a comment HERE.

For your INSPIRATION today...
is this stunning card by JEN MARIE
you can stop by and leave her a comment HERE

Would YOU like to see your card featured here
on the Unity Blog for FWF?

1. Look at this lovely card above.
2. Create an art piece inspired by it
(you can create any project that is inspired by this)
3. Upload to SCS with the keyword FWF70
4. Watch for next week's FWF post here and your project may just show up here too!
Now you need to head out for a bit more of gorgeous inspiration.

Don't forget to look for the blinkie along the way...

Unity Flair!

{Ippity} {Ippity}

Thursday, March 24, 2011

...i am paying attention!

lesson - 2011 
pay attention!
life is like a river.
it carries you.
it takes you away.
it flows.
it flips you over.
it floods and overwhelms.
it recedes - 
and then it flows again.
you really need to pay attention!!!!!
you really need to be equipped.
a good boat, some good oars - and perhaps a life jacket and a partner to help you out.

we have a river right by unity....and TODAY....FOR REAL...right outside my window....
it was frozen AND flooded and flowing.
how weird is that????
IS THAT even possible?
it is so representative of me right now.
looking at it today was like God himself giving me a lecture.
 NOTHING is impossible.
LOOK at all these things at work?
yep, you guessed it ....I LOVE THAT.

Frozen = a little apprehensive with all the changes.
Flooded = taking on SO MANY things all at once
Flowing = moving forward, taking hold and FEELING GREAT about the path of least resistance.
Keeping on, Keepin' on and knowing without a DOUBT - You are RIGHT where you SHOULD BE!

isn't that the best?

Here is what we have coming up.

SIMPLE STORIES - CoBrand FUN - Mid April
RETIRING a WHOLE LOTTA STAMPS the ENTIRE month of April  - ENDING April 28tth
May 1 - Unity BIRTHDAY FUN with Itty Bitty Stamps by Unity
May 7th - National Scrapbooking Day - win a Hand Crafted COOK BOOK from the Unity DT!

I am telling you we are at the BEST PLACE right now!
TONS going on.
getting organized. 
feeling HAPPY.
Spring is HERE!

Today - we have a BLOG HOP from my BEAUTIFUL Unity Design Team.
CLICK on the button BELOW to start.

Leave some LOVE!

CLICK HERE to see them all!
25% off
IF YOU ARE A Kit of the Month Member you get an EXTRA 25% off with your DISCOUNT CODE!

Enjoy your weekend!
We are OFF to South Dakota for a basketball tournament!

{Ippity} {Ippity}

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Growing in Unity Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time to meet our Growing in Unity gal for this week - Emily Leiphart.

I’m delighted to be the Growing in Unity Gal this week! I had such a wonderful time as a Guest Designer for Unity in December and January that I just had to come back and share more cards inspired by Unity’s beautiful stamps! I love using Unity to create because the stamps are high-quality, the images are large enough to fill a card and I’m inspired just by looking at them. If I need to create a card in a flash, the first thing I reach for is my little package of printouts of all the Unity stamps I own. I flip through the images looking for ones that might complement each other and then choose a sentiment or several sentiments to combine. It’s pretty simple!

Ippity Design Team member Lisa Arana and I have also teamed up for Take Two this week. We are featuring one Unity or Ippity set each day all week long and we’d love for you to stop by both our blogs each day to see our different takes on the same stamp set! Not only will I be giving away the Growing in Unity prize at the end of the week, Angela Magnuson has generously donated one of each of the stamp sets Lisa and I are showcasing!! Lisa is also giving away two of her amazing watermarks which I absolutely love and use myself. Please stop by my blog and Lisa’s blog every day this week for a chance to win one of eight incredible prizes and be inspired by Unity!

For Take Two today, Lisa and I are featuring Birdie Duet and here’s one of my cards using this set. The main image and one of the two sentiments offered in this set are the focus of this card. In the background, I stamped the clouds background from Take Time To Laugh and further back behind the espresso layer, I used the butterflies from Picture Perfect on both the yellow (sun) and green (grass) strips. You can find the complete source list on my blog as well as a second card using Birdie Duet but in a completely different style. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


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