Friday, July 31, 2015

Growing in Unity

Our GIU gal this week is Kristy!  

Meet Kristy:



Here is a little something about Kristy:

"Hi!  I am very excited to be the Growing in Unity girl this week.  I love that Unity Stamp Company has so much variety to choose from – from chic to humorous.  I’ve had fun creating all my projects for my Growing in Unity and using a little bit of each. 


Stamping has always held a special place in my heart…which has blossomed into card making, scrapping and general memory keeping.  Today, I find my crafting time to be my sanity.  I am very lucky to have a wonderfully supportive husband.  Without him, I wouldn’t be able to sneak a few hours here and there to craft.  I am a stay at home mom to 2 bundles of joy (…and energy).  Both my son and daughter like to get into my scrap room and play with my stamps, papers and buttons – especially the buttons!  I love that I can make a record of memories – and not just holidays and special occasions, but everyday moments too!  I will continue to create, mostly just for this Mama’s Sanity. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week.  You can see all my projects on http://mamasanity.blogspot.com."

Check out this great card she made:

Be sure to go to her blog and check out all the great cards she made this week and leave her some love for your chance to win some Unity goodness!



SOTW Reminder - Lift me up

Hello Unity friends :)
Angeline here to share a card I made with this week's Stamp of the Week "Lift me up".
Only 2 more days to sign up to get this stamp - a brand new one starts on Sunday!

Unity Stamp: SOTW Reminder Lift me up with Angeline #unitystampco #scrappyscrappy #card #sotw

Unity Stamp: SOTW Reminder Lift me up with Angeline #unitystampco #scrappyscrappy #card #sotw

For only $5.79 / week you get this cute stamp and a BRAND NEW stamp at your door step every week.
For more info, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Angeline Choo
blog // facebook // instagram // youtube

FWF Linky!

Wow, July really flew right on by, didn't it!? Welcome back to another FWF linky party and the last day of July! I'm going to get personal in a hot second, so bare with me.

Today, my hubby and I are moving out of our little home of 6 years. Why didn't anybody tell me how hard it would be to say goodbye to an apartment?! Us and our two little doggies are driving five states away to make a new home for ourselves. The most exciting part is that we have purchased our first home! I'm sad to say goodbye to my neighborhood that I love so much, but I'm excited to make new memories in MY house where I can paint the walls whatever color I want!!!


This is what our new house looks like! :) I made this card for our anniversary a couple weeks ago. Once again I combined an oldie stamp with a newbie stamp. The house from "Housewarming" was color with Copics and fussy cut. In the background I stamped and embossed in gold this fabulous dream dictionary stamp from the June 2015 SMAK - World of Wonders.



Alright enough about me. Now we want to see what YOU have been working on with Unity Stamps!


--Link up your Unity projects 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 MONDAY NIGHT--

Have a great weekend!







Thursday, July 30, 2015

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Shemaine here today kicking of this week's Unity Thursday.

 The girls have created some fun inspiration just for you to celebrate today's releases! 

And even better to go along with new stamps are some fabulous deals just for you!

First a look at the releases!



Little Ladies



Little Lads


Now for today's deals.




And




Now head off to see what the girls have created for you this week. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be entered to win this week's prize!




Have a creative day!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

sand dollar stamping

Hello my AMAZING friends! 

A friend of mine shared a quote with me a little while ago...

"You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery."

I have no idea who originally said that, but it was something that I really needed to hear. 

I was thinking of that today while crafting, and it inspired this ornament..


The quote is from Warmth of Winter, and the heart is from Create Today.

This is stamped on a sand dollar... Yes, a real sand dollar I picked up at the beach a while ago. I thought it would be a fun little gift for someone having a tough time, but these would make SUPER cute little vacation mementos as well, just by changing the images used!

Stamping on a rounded surface can be a bit of a challenge... However, it is possible. The trick is to leave the stamp UNMOUNTED... Don't stick it onto an acrylic block... this allows the stamp to bend around the curve of the surface.

Check out this little video to see what I mean...


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Have a wonderful day, be creative, and stay BRAVE!



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DT Tuesday with Camille Robinson

I think Tuesday might be one of my favorite days of the week on the Unity blog. This post is fun because we get to spotlight a couple of projects we LOVE made by Unity enthusiasts like YOU!  Let’s start today’s post by doing just that.

First up is an UBER adorable card put together by Cornelia Wenokor. It really caught my eye and captured my heart! Wouldn’t you love to get this for your birthday?! The glasses are such the perfect touch. Bravo, Cornelia!

Here’s a link to Cornelia’s blog post, let’s leave her some LOVE:  http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2015/07/happy-birthday-becca.html

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Next up is Melissa Czapor’s gorgeous project she put together as a gift to give another woman. I LOVE everything about it. I’d love to get it and would display it proudly in my home.


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Both of these creations were found on the Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook page.  Here’s a link, so you can join and share your creations with other Unity lovers, too:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Next up is an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I put together showcasing a few pictures and journaling from our family’s trip to this year’s California State Fair in Sacramento, California. I even did a quick little video, so you can see how it came together. Please watch!

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I used Unity’s Kit of the Month, Halo Dirty, to embellish my layout. You can literally put that camera on anything scrap related and call it DONE! The zigzag ribbon is another staple embellishment to add to your rubber stamp arsenal that you can use over and over again.

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Here’s a QUICK video capturing the process of my layout.


I’m sure around this time of year, we’re all visiting our county and state fairs. I think my favorite part of the fair is strolling the carnival area and holding my hubby’s hand while we watch our children take it all in. OH—and I love the deep fried moon pie!

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Have a great week and get out there and visit your local fair with the ones you LOVE!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

TIME FOR WINNERS

Happy Monday!

Let's get right to the most exciting part of Monday...WINNERS!

The HOP winners from last Thursday

From Joslyn's Blog:
Sandee Setliff said...
It doesn't get any better than hearts and butterflies!

15:51

From Kassi's Blog:
Nancy Y said...
thanks for the video - I've ordered this stamp set and am hoping to make my Halloween cards this year!

July 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM

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

Kadie Peal Jordan
Marisel Morales
Cindy Santos May
Tracy Wilson

Lori Higgons
Megan Dwyer
Nancy Millsap
Ana Fernandez Frazee
Mandie Wade
Jeanette Biddle McGee
Gina Benavidez
Brenda Bauer
Aimee Ann
Heather Penner
Holly Fryling
Laurie DeVito
Megan Steeger
Tabby Miller
Kandy Wooddell
Sheri Corwin


We so appreciate your continued friendship.

The Friends with Flair winners from Friday, picked from 23 beautiful entries.

The project winner is D. Ann C
https://dannscraftingwhims.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/fill-your-heart-with-whats-important-mixed-media-tags/


The commenting winner is Mary H
She left a sweet message on Kellie O's blog
http://www.alittlebitofkellie.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/ffc98-sketch.html

Hi Kellie, so lovely to hear from you. Your w/c background is so pretty and the washi strips look like fine old black lace. Love your take on the sketch...very well done and just so gorgeous. Hope all is well in your part of the world. TFS & Happy Sunday

So all of you Fun Friday winners, Sandee, Nancy, D. Ann, and Mary 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}


KOM 7/15 Halo Dirty


Hi Unity Peeps!!!
It's Noelle posting today.
It is already almost the end of the month and I am still swooning over this kit!!!
Goodness, it is FANTASTIC!!!
Halo Dirty!!
$26.00 for a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of the world's BEST Red Rubber :) You should sign up if you have not already.  Stalking the mailman is so FUN!!!
I had a huge cleaning fest with the family today [Sunday when this posts].  All 4 of us cleaned like it was our job!!  
So the ice creams totally spoke to me.  We much prefer taking our girls out for ice cream than cleaning!!  Plus I need a birthday card for my neighbor!  SCORE!!! 
You might notice I have a banner obsession.  I'm not sorry.  I can't ever get tired of them!!  So I used two different ones on the same card.  *swoon* I love how the stamps fit so well!!  The glossy accents on the glass and dripping chocolate is still wet, it did not photograph well.  
[procrastinator]  
My sister stamps her envelopes for every card.  I am the little sister.  So I do what she does.  Some times it takes me years, but I always do it eventually. :) I didn't emboss or use glossy accents on the envelope but I did use colored pencils and blended with turpenoid on both the card and the envelope.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  
We sure appreciate it! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

SOTW - Lift Me Up

Happy Sunday !
I hope you are all doing well.

A new week 
means time for a new 
Stamp of the Week.

Check it out, isn't it cute?!

Are you on our SOTW list?
It is an exclusive stamp that is not sold in stores.

Sounds interesting?

Now look at what Kris has created
for us this week.


So hop on over to the Unity website and sign up for your Stamp of the Week and while your are there, check out the NEW releases and AMAZING deals!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday SMAK/LOL day !!



Hello Unity peeps,

It's Saturday, so SMAK/LOL day.
I made a page for my journal
with the SMAK from June.

The mask I used is a new one from
 Donna Downey.
This was my start!!

Click here to join the club of SMAK members!!


This is the July SMAK, I love it!!!

You know that I am a great fan of the LOL; 
these stamps are so usable
I collected all of them from the
 start and I've used them all.
It's so easy that they're themed 
and that way always coordinate with each other.


So for this tag I used the 'be brave be happy' 
kit from March.



Did you see the video Angela has made
 from my work? 
I was so proud that I am using it again.






Friday, July 24, 2015

Stamp of the Week Reminder - So Glad We're Friends

Good morning! Heather Hoffman here this morning to share a card I made with this weeks Stamp of the Week - there are only 2 more days to sign up to get this stamp - a brand new one starts on Sunday!


Here is what I made:


Lots of layers and texture - and some simple Copic coloring.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!


Friend with Flair Link Up!

Hey happy stampers! It's Rachel back with you to celebrate another Friends with Flair Friday!

I love going back through alllll of my Unity stamps and finding some older ones that I just LOVED! I combined some of the old with some of the new to create this fun nautical crabby card.


Remember the other week when I said I needed to catch up on birthday cards? This sweet card can work for ANYTHING so I'm definitely counting it as another birthday card in the bucket.

I stamped the old "Leave the Crab" image and colored her up with Copic markers. As I was combing through my stamp sets, I saw the "oh SNAP!" sentiment from "Peas, Peas, Peas" and KNEW I had to use it with the crab! Then I added the second sentiment, (happy whatever), from the June 2015 Sentiment Kit - Frankly Said.


Alright now it's YOUR turn! Share what you've created with Unity this week!!


--Link up your Unity projects 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 MONDAY NIGHT--

Have a great weekend!






Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hip Hop Thursday!

Thursdays are always FUN because it's HIP HOP time with the Unity DT chicks!

We have SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
First up.. NEW Releases all for under $10 each!



And an amazing SALES with mark downs of 50-70%!!
AND
UNITY's first ever COLORING BOOK!



Now it is time to check out what the Unity DT chicks have created for you.
Be sure to hop along and leave comments,
you just may be one of the lucky winners.
Besides, we love comments :)







Have fun hopping! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Inspiration Wednesday with Kary

What inspires you to create with Unity Stamps?  I'd love to hear your process and see what you create.  For me, it's always the stamp image and the first picture that comes to mind.  I'll try and share how I go about creating a card today.

Everybody loves Phyllis Harris stamps and so do I! :)  I am so taken by this girl on the beach and the lovely sentiments in the set - The Unknown Path.


My first thought was to break up the sentiment "live. breathe. surf." and stamp the words on her surfboard.  I also like the other sentiment and I think there's enough space for it to be stamped to the top left side of the image.

My favorite color is teal - I find there's bits of teal in every card I make.  Since the surfboard is my focal point, it has to be teal (Copics BG 10, BG53, BG57) and for some contrast I drew some wavy lines at the bottom of the surfboard (YR21, YR02).  Next, I needed a soft color for the girl's swimsuit, peachy pink is perfect (R14, R12, R11).  The girl's hair and skin are colored with YR23, YR24, E15 and E13, E02, E50.

The sea is colored using B99, B91, BG02, BG11, B21, sand (E31, E11, E55, E000) and skies (BG70, BG10).  After coloring the sea, I thought it looked a little flat and I used white gel pen in some areas for interest.


Here's the finished card:
I die cut the image and adhere it onto a pale orange scalloped die-cut. The bow was added because I placed the sentiment too far left and there was a little white space before the image.  I punched two small holes and tied a silk ribbon around the striped patterned paper.  I thought it would be fun to add the striped patterned paper below the image as it kind of goes with the sea and the waves :)

That's it!  That's my process.  I would love to read yours!!  Let me know by leaving a comment here and a link to your blog so I can visit you.

Have a great day and hope you have lots of fun with your stamps!!


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