Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DT Tues has Friendship in the Air!


Happy Tuesday!
Andrea here with your weekly dose of DT inspiration
and to share what inspired me!

I started out with this month's Kit of the Month and this awesome saying.
I have a special group of friends that met at work and we have grown so close over the years
If I asked at a moment's notice they wouldn't hesitate to stand beside me no matter what I was doing
Stupid or not 
Many of them have birthday's coming in the next few month's so this card will come in handy!




Then I used our current challenge
You can find it over at Unity's 'Be Inspired' blog
For me I specifically focused on the colour challenge and card sketch 


I just stay away from that colour palette and that simple but fun card sketch!
Over at our 'Be Inspired' challenge blog you can also see what others have created
Lots of ways to get those creative juices flowing!

For this week's picks I went with this that showed some of my favourite things
In this case Fairies, pretty dresses and Candy
I'm a simple girl ;)
I chose this from FWF entries and the Unity 'Show & Tell' Facebook page







Time for a quote to wrap up this post!
Staying with my friendship theme
my quote this week sums up how blessed I am…



Monday, March 30, 2015

TIME FOR WINNERS

Happy Monday!

 It's time to show you ALL of our HOP, Fun Friday, and FWF winners from last week.

HOP winners from last Thursday.

From Karen's Blog:

alyson esposito said...
Very cute!
March 26, 2015 at 10:29 AM


From Andrea's Blog:

Maxx and Boo said...
This stamp is just adorable!!
March 26, 2015 at 3:06 PM


Fun Friday winners from all of you who liked, commented on, or shared out Facebook posts from last Friday (20 every week!!!).

Dawn Smith
Amy Forsythe
Donna Harris
Elizabeth Love Powers
Kimberly Kiesau
Emma Kaye
Jan Scholl
Richard Turner
Pamela Ohlde Popp
Angie Bergler
Beth Gomez
Dickerman Bunch
Anne Marie Hile
Cheryl McClellan
Vicki Lee
Nanci Browne
Melissa Kennedy
Penne Jackson Norris
Connie Timms


You have made our Facebook campaign so successful.
Thank You ~ Thank You ~ Thank You


Friends with Flair winners from Friday. We had 34 beautiful entries and wish we could reward each project.

The project winner is Mari K
http://marikocreations.blogspot.com/2015/03/friends-with-flair.html


The comment winner is Olga
On Mary Anne's blog
http://lakesidestamping.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-little-easter-flair.html

she said...
Gorgeous Spring card!!!! I don't have any of the washi tape............you have done wonders with it!

So all of you Fun Friday winners, Alyson, Maxx and Boo, Mari, and Olga need to do the following to claim your prize.

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:
kelli@unitystampco.com
Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a
"HOP, Fun Friday, or FWF Prize".

{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}


Have a happy Easter everyone.

Easy Foiling with Unity + VIDEO

Hello Kit of the Month Monday! Rachel here with a foiled birthday card! You only have two more days to subscribe to the Kit of the Month and receive the gorgeous March kit! It's a beautiful kit and I especially love all the basic sentiments in this one.


The cupcake is foiled! And so are the stripes! This is the POOR CRAFTER'S WAY TO FOIL! I used the glue I had on hand and I share some very very handy tips and tricks to get a great foil every time with your Unity stamps. All the info is in my VIDEO so go watch it :)




I would love to see any of your foiled cards shared in the Unity Show and Tell Facebook group!




Make sure to grab the March KOTM before it's gone! All the details can be found here.




Make a wish - and Happy Birthday!

Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards - back again with my final guest designer post! It has been such a fun month for me - thank you so much for stopping by each week, and for the sweet comments you left me!

Today I'm sharing a couple cards I made using the "smooshing" technique! I basically used a few different ink colors, smooshed them on my nonstick mat, misted with water, swirled together a bit with my fingers to smooth the edges, then smooshed my cardstock in there and allowed to dry before adding my images and sentiments.


This first one, I used a soft color combo, then used Plenty of Pandas to add my image and sentiment. Oh how I love these sweet pandas! 


I added some pattern paper layers stitched together, some Glossy Accents and glitter, and a few sequins.


Next up - I went with a much bolder color combo:


I used this fun set that I just love, Far Better Things Ahead Grab Bag - LOVE the variety in this set!


Finished off by drawing a string in with a black pen, added a few wood veneer stars, and covered the balloon with Glossy Accents. Let me just tell you - that took FOREVER to dry! :)


Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today! Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Brand new SOTW - ALWAYS TODAY

Happy Sunday everyone.  Kris here to show off the brand new SOTW - Always Today.
 
In case you didn't know, the Stamp Of The Week (so much easier to type SOTW) is a Unity subscription that sends you a fabulous new stamp every week.  I can honestly say that the variety is such that there is something for everyone AND if you come to the Unity blog on Sunday to get your sneak peek, you'll be sure to see 1, or 2, or even more ways to use the new image.  So if you're interested in signing up, you can get all the details HERE.
 
This week's stamp is by Angie Blom and you know...she's not just for Angie-girls!
 
 
Now your inspiration...
 
Kris (ME)

Shemaine
 Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, March 27, 2015

always begin again.....

Hi everyone!

Shilo here today to tell you all about our KIT OF THE MONTH membership.

First let me say (yup, again...because IT'S ABSOLUTELY TRUE)
I LOVE my KOM's!!!
They are truly awesome!


Every month.
Exclusive to members (will not be found in stores!).
8.5 X 11 sheet of red rubber stamps (that's a whole lotta stamps! With TONS of variety).
Just $26 (plus S&H)
For all the sign up details, click here.


ONLY 5 more days to get this month's gorgeous Kit of the Month!!
Check it out:


And here's a little card I made with this sweet little flower image to share with you all today:


Don't forget to stop over at Unity this weekend to checkout the DOT SALE!!
Lots of awesome stamps waiting for their forever homes.....




I hope you all have a happy friday!
~Shilo

Friday means Friends with Flair time!


Happy Friday!

Andrea here with your weekly time to share!
This is your time to shine
Time to show us what you have been creating!

Here's what was on my desk today…


I pulled out the 'Delightful Little Things' set and paired it with some spring paper
Simple but sweet
Just like our current Dot Sale!



Now it's your turn to share!

--Link up through Midnight CST tonight--
There will be TWO PRIZES to be given away by random selection
to the person who:
1. submits a project by linking below
2. leaves a comment on the links below
--PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY--

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Thursday! Time to hop!


I love Thursdays…
time for gorgeous inspiring creations
new releases to play with
and lots of deals!

Here's a sneak of what I've been working on:


Today's deals are amazing- love me a good dot sale!
I am honestly amazed week after week at the great deals Unity has!


Unity is frequently offering additional freebies when shopping
Just one more way to show appreciation for their amazing customers!
I NEED the teal one!
Which one do you need?


Also, we have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.


Now it's time to hop! Here are today's Design Team members- click on them to be taken directly to their blog!


Growing in Unity

HI there!  Sorry a day late but here we go!  This week's GIU gal is Brittany!

Meet Brittany:



"Hi! I'm Brittany, I'm from Minnesota. I'm a full time college student, full time mom to an 8 year old boy, and make time for crafting whenever I can squeeze it in. I've been crafting my entire life and discovered the world of paper crafting just before my son was born. I don't think I would've believed anyone if they told me that I'd be so hooked on it! I found Unity about 3 1/2 years ago and fell in love with the stamps. Life's Short... Eat Cake was my first Unity stamp set, and I still use it a lot.
I'm not sure what I'm going to school for in the long run, I'm in year one, so I've got a little time to figure it out. Though, it won't be anything math related, algebra is no fun! I'm looking into degrees that I could use my creativity in. I'm also hoping to move from Minnesota, I've been here all my life and I want to experience living somewhere else. And if that place didn't hit -35 degrees in the winter, well that would be just fine with me. :-) Thanks for checking out my blog this week, I'm having a lot of fun getting to play with everything inky!"


Here is a great card Brittany made:


Be sure to swing on by Brittany's blog to see what she has been up to this week and a chance to win some Unity goodies!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Decisions, Decisions...


Happy Wednesday!  It;s Kary here sharing a coloring project with this sweet stamp set...
UK-762A-CANDY-FASHIONISTA
I love the Fashionistas cos they are also everyday girls like us :)  I cannot resist a good cake and every time I head into a cake shop it's hard to decide what to have.  Much the same when it comes to baking, all the photos in the recipe book look so delicious and I ended spending more time looking than baking...LOL!

and a little close-up below...


If you are now thinking cake...here's a pic of my favorite Black Forest cake :)


Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy TUESDAY...

CUPCAKES
are my favorite baked good,
donuts are a close second.

But cupcakes are soooooo pretty.
And they have more frosting.

Always Begin Again

Did you see this cupcake in the current kit of the month?


So yummy.

I was inspired by the colors from the Be Inspired Challenge.


Have you PLAYED yet???
You really should, up to $150 worth of stamps could be 
coming your way if you win.
Who wouldn't want that?
And it is so easy to play with three different inspirations.

I just love going around to see what you all have been creating.
I love our Facebook groups because 
you all post your gorgeous projects daily.
But, I went looking at entries in our 
this week to see what you all have been up to with your Unity.

Samantha

and

Crystal



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