Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Unity-My Sweet Petunia Blog HOP Winners

WOOHOO!  Time for winners!!!
 
Thank you so much for hopping with Unity and My Sweet Petunia!  So many of you took the time to leave us some love. We appreciate your sweet comments so much!
 
 
The 2 winners of a Unity prize package are:
 
From Donna's Blog:
Michele K. Henderson said...
The mushrooms are so bright and colorful but then we get to the bears and I flipped out! SO adorable, like an illustration form a children's book! LOVE it!
May 28, 2017 at 12:40 PM

From Lisa's Blog:
Donna Baker says...
So creative with the right tools and techniques. Enjoyed the VIDEO I am a visual learner , so the video on the watercolor background technique was very HELPFUL to me when I am learning new techniques . Just Beautiful …
May 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

 
AND the winner of a Unity prize package PLUS a MISTI is:

From Marci Snee's Blog:
Linda Hott said...
All of your cards are colored so beautifully! I especially love the mermaid and her background!
May 29, 2017 at 7:50 PM
 

 
Please email Kelli within two weeks at
 and let her know you are the winner from the Unity/My Sweet Petunia blog hop!

Inspiration Wednesday

Maria here with today's inspiration Wednesday!  My inspiration today came from these washi tapes:

I saw the wine ones in Michael's one day and had to have them.  I paired them with the top one from my stash and decided I needed to use them along with some wine themed Unity stamps.

Here is what I came up with:

I didn't get a video of the process but I took some pictures:

I started with a tag and Distress Oxide Inks.  I put down the color using the daubers you see here, then spritz with water to get the oxide effect.



I used the Unity Kits: Friends I Can't Forget and a round of cocktails.  I stamped the wine glass in  distress ink of Shabby Shutters on the bottom of the tag.  Using the Misit tool I stamped the sentiment using embossing ink twice then sprinkled on white embossing powder by Recollections. Heat set it.  On a white piece of cardstock stamped the glass again using Ranger black archival ink.  I colored with some Tombow markers and cut out.  Adhered it over on the the stamped wine glasses on the tag and added clear glitter glue.   

Then I added my washi tape and some bling.



Thanks for stopping by! I  hope I inspired you in some way to get crafty today!




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DT Tuesday



Happy Tuesday, Friends!
I'm sharing a quick post today using Best You - Emily girl.
She is pretty special to me because she reminds me of the time we 
spent in Okinawa, Japan with our children.
June is right around the corner so I got a head start on decorating my first ever calendar page.
I used Copic Markers to color in the image. 
I stamped her off the page a bit as well so I would still have room for writing.  
The other stamps you see are from a grab bag I received a LONG time ago. 
I love how they come in handy for projects like this.
I have found so much inspiration on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group.
These beauties really caught my eye.
This card Amanda Morauske Garrett.
She mentions that it was inspired by Jolande's recent video.
Love the bright colors!
and

Heather Miller's beautiful card....stunning colors.
I adore the fellowship and creativity within this talented group.
I'm leaving you with this thought.....
 
my goal for June...be happy!

Monday, May 29, 2017

KOTM Monday May 29, 2017

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day to those of you here in the states.

It's Kris here to give you a bit of inspiration (just in case you have crafting on your agenda today!).

I know you've been following all of the fabulous KOTM samples posted here and in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook Group.  Here are a couple of others that might persuade you to sign up for this beautiful May KOTM-Free Your Dreams.


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My first card uses those adorable cameras done strictly in black & white with the sentiment posted vertically off to the left side.  I added a few enamel dots and this quick & easy card was done!
 
 
My next card uses my new favorite technique - no line coloring with those fabulous little birds.


To get all the details on how to sign up and the awesome perks that go along with your membership, just click HERE.
 
Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hello Summer Vacation!!!


We have been waiting for you!!
But it was an easy wait!
My daughter's teacher has her room decorated in a Super Hero theme.  I must say buying the Barbie dressed as Super Girl was my first Barbie gift for a teacher.  LOL  Carlee kept that gift theme going all year.  She even found Super Man valentine candy to give her and beamed with pride as Mrs. Macklem displayed all the treasures.  
Talking her into a Starbucks card for summer instead of a Lego Super Hero set was not easy so I thought a Super Hero card would help.
The amazing Angie Blom to the rescue with her beautiful Diana Girl was exactly what I needed to keep with the theme but actually give something Mrs. Macklem could enjoy too LOL  Don't worry, we also found a Hot Wheel car with Batman on it LOL [I think it was Batman, who knew there were that many Hot Wheels *gasp* I may have zoned out during the decision making of the one she picked] 

This is one of my favorite things about Unity.  They have a stamp for absolutely every occasion you might need!
There is a sale good enough for a Super Hero going on too!!  Check out the Memorial Day deals HERE.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

SMAK & LOL kits






Hi Sharon here again and Saturday means a new SMAK & LOL post.

Have you seen this month's kits? Another pair of gorgeous stamp kits.

MAY-2017-SMAK-UNLEASH-YOUR-HAPPY

BEAUTIFUL-MOMENTS-MAY-2017-LOL

So I made a card using the May's SMAK kit.


I stamped the dragonfly, drops, bricks and sentiment in black ink. I then went over them to make a background with Brushos and water. Layered the images onto a dusky pink cardstock and adhered it all to patterned paper.  I then fussy cut some flowers from another patterned paper and adhered them around the circle. A couple of die cut branches were then added. And to finish it off I used some frantage to lighten the whole card up.

If you would like to look into joining the SMAK kit details can be found here.
And the LOL kit details are here.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Sharon
x

Friday, May 26, 2017

Let's HOP with Unity and the MISTI



Hello Unity and MISTI friends!!!

We are super excited to be joining the My Sweet Petunia design team
for an amazing INSPIRATIONAL blog hop.

LOTS to SEE and PRIZES to be WON.

The MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented) is the
P.E.R.F.E.C.T.
match for Unity Stamps. Together you get the most
amazing stamped images over and over again.

We have a BIG list of girls hopping today.
So many beautiful things to see.

-PRIZES-

Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a 
drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an 
Original or Mini MISTI. Please leave a comment by 
May 30th at noon central time to be eligible. 
Winners will be posted on both the 
Unity and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

My Sweet Petunia is the first stop in the hop, so click on their name and off you go.
Continue clicking on each name in the list to finish the hop.


Once you finish hopping... 
you might want to GO SHOPPING!





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

Hello Friends!

It's Mandi here with some Unity inspiration for you today :) 

I have been in a bit of a creative funk lately. 
I was sitting at my kitchen table a couple of weeks ago attempting to make a card and I just could not make anything.
 I just had no inspiration at all. None, zero, nothing!! 

I think it is something we all experience from time to time.
 I just felt I needed a wee break to recharge my creativity again. 
A couple of weeks went by.
Then yesterday I sat at my table again.
 With pen in hand I was going to make a list of what inspires me.
I thought that might spark something inside me to create.




I had bunch of flowers on my table in a plain glass vase.
  I just sat and stared at them in the morning sun. 
The colours were so vibrant.
I loved the contrast of the bright pink and fresh green.
They were so pretty!
They put me in the mood to make something!


So I never got around to my list ha ha!! 
I decided to make myself a new jar for my flowers. 
Keeping with the colour scheme of the flowers.
I painted the outside of an empty pickle jar with chalk paint.
Then I dug through my stamps to find something that would look good on my jar.
I found this one it is called Hello Pretty
It really is such a lovely stamp.





 I liked the idea of bottles of flowers for my jar of flowers.
So stamped and water coloured my bottles on to a square of regular card stock.
I went around the edges with silver ink and then distressed the edges with a knife.
Then I then glued it to my jar.
 Finally I tied some white paper twine around the mouth of the jar.




Then I put my flowers in their new home :)
I hope I left you inspired to make your own.
Remember if you need some inspiration to create.
 Just look around you! 
Every day objects may just spark some creativity in you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!



Monday, May 22, 2017

KOTM Monday

 
Happy Monday!
It's Kary here, I hope you had a great weekend.
 
Have you seen the latest Unity Kit of the Month?  It's packed with lots of Awesome stamps this month and I love that it's called Free Your Dreams.
 
 
If you already have this kit, I hope you are having fun with it. 
 
Today I'm going to share the cards I've made with this kit.
 
I stamped and colored the birds and branch using Copic Markers, then added Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans and Worn Lipstick around the birds image. I spritzed some water on a stencil and placed the stencil over the image. I love the effect, how the inks reacted with water to give it a watermark effect. 
On this card, I placed a stencil over a white cardstock and added some inks over it. The cute cameras are colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut out and adhered with foam adhesive onto the card.


Lastly, here are 3 more cards which I shared recently on my blog...
 
 
 
 
The stamps are Gorgeous, aren't they?  If you would like to subscribe, please click here to read all about the benefits and perks of being a subscriber.
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
 


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Saturday Peeps!

It's time for some SMAK and LOL!
I love it when I get to do this post.  
Look at May's SMAK!  I love it so much!!

 It is hard to read the sentiment on the music paper in the picture.  It says unleash your happy on the world.  That corner stamp is AWESOME!  I really love it a lot!
I may have mentioned about a hundred times I have a giant passion for butterflies.  May's LOL did not disappoint me at all!  I embossed on textured paper and it still looks fantastic!
I hope you are all members of both kits!  They are worth every penny.  I'll never know how I can love the new kit as much or even more as the last kit!  It amazes me month after month : ) 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
We sure appreciate it!
Have a great day! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Little Hello | Stephanie Gold


Hey friends! Stephanie Gold here again. There are so many fun new releases that are ON SALE and I have a card made with one of them to show to you today.

The kit I am using is called No One Sweeter designed by Tierra Jackson and it's on sale for 10 bucks people!!!

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Here is my card:


After coloring that sweet little birdie, I ran my cardstock through an embossing folder to give it some subtle texture. I deconstructed my sentiment a bit and tied some twine around it and then used dimensional adhesive to pop it up off it's white card base.





Ok friends, time to get shopping!!! Make sure to check those sales and pick your faves!

There is also a FREE kit and shipping with purchase of $75 or more in the USA. Hop to it ya'll!! :)

Much love and happy crafting!

Xo, Stephanie

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday


Happy HUMP Day Unity friends.  It's Kris here to share some inspiration with you today.


Before I start, let me say that there is no better place to look for inspiration for using your Unity stamps other than The Unity Show & Tell Facebook Group (HINT-if you don't already belong, click on the link and ask to join!).  I freely admit that when I'm stumped for a layout, or a color combination, or even stamp pairings...it's a go-to source of inspiration.
 
Now, I just love all kinds of animals, critters, and birds, especially birds.  We have a few neon bar signs hanging out on our back patio and every year some kind of bird (last year morning dove) seems to like to build a nest on one of the sign's transformers.  This year it was our little red-headed finches (well, the males have red heads anyway!).  They were born about 2 weeks ago and sadly (for me), they flew on Monday.  Here's my last picture of (any of) them.  When this little one woke up yesterday, Mom, Dad, and the other 3 babies had already left.  I could just see the bewilderment on her face.  Shortly after I took this, Dad came back for her and all is good.

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Now back to my cards.  It seems that Unity provides us with a never-ending supply of bird images to color.  Some are part of a KOTM and some are stand-alone.  I just love them all.
 
The card on the left uses an image from the January KOTM-When You Smile.  The card on the right is a fabulous image from Tierra Jackson-Do Your Thing Birdie.
 
 
That's my birdie-inspiration for today.  Here's hoping your ideas take flight.  Have a fabulous week!
 
 

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