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!
 
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DT Tuesday!




Hello, beautiful Unity lovers!

Echo here with DT Tuesday.
I have a couple cards I made using the shaving cream technique.
Super easy fun technique! I made up a bunch of these backgrounds last week. I love using techniques were I make a bunch of backgrounds and then turn them into projects later. Let's just say I have all kinds of backgrounds just waiting for me to add some awesome Unity image to it.


The first one I made was using Give with all your heart kit. I also used the round splatter stamp from the March SMAK kit. The sentiment is from Donna Downey. I am more kit.



Here is a peek at the kits used!





 Shaving cream Technique!

 So what I did was fill up a small baking sheet with about 1" of shaving cream. Not the gel kind. Just plain jane shaving cream. I got mine at the dollar store. Baking sheet is to contain the mess! Warning it is still messy but, you're not having fun unless you're making a mess....am I right? I also put down plastic on my table. Next I just added drops of my ink refillers in the desired colors I wanted. Then I took a popsicle and swirled the ink around until I got the desired look I wanted. I then pushed the prepared card panels into the shaving cream. Pulled up and wiped off with a straight edge. I used my plastic ruler. The shaving cream is a carrier of the ink. Once you wipe it off the only thing left behind is the ink. It is a super fun technique and you can make a ton of backgrounds. You can also use acrylic paint for this technique and spray inks as well! You can do full sheets of paper and cut later. I just like working with the standard A2 size card panel. I used white card stock 110#.


Makes such a cool marbling effect! For this card I die cut out a window on a white card panel. I stamped the panda. Fussy cut out bear and butterfly! Added die cut sentiment. The kit that was used is called Butterfly & a Bear.

Here is a couple of the backgrounds that I did using this technique! 




I stopped in over at the Unity Show and Tell page. Let me tell you. It is such an inspiration everytime I go there. So much talent! Here is a few that caught my eye.

I just love this fun colorful card done by Shannon Pavlovic Edwards
That frosting looks like you can eat it...LOL! 


Joany England Hanna did a fantastic job on these masculine cards!
 I love everything about them from the layout, to the distressing, to the colors used!  


and this lovely card by Sharon Seebacher Duff
She did a awesome job, look at that outstanding ombre effect on the jar and I also like the lace border! 


Well, Unity friends. I will leave you with this! 
Hope you have a good rest of your week! 


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

May KOTM



Hi Sharon here today. Happy Mother's Day to all you girls in the US. Here in the UK we celebrate the day in March. Hope you all have a lovely day with your families.

So today I'd like to show you two cards made using this month's KOTM. It's another stunner!!


So here's my first card using the Big Hug in a Mug sentiment and image.


I've used Copics for her hair and skin and paper pieced the rest of her. Isn't she adorable?

And my next card features the birds, 3 camera images and the  memories sentiment.


The Unity KOTMs really are a great bargain and I'd thoroughly recommend them. You can find all the details on how to join here on the Unity store.

Have a lovely Sunday!!

Sharon
x



Friday, May 12, 2017

You're Not The same




Happy Friday!!!
It's Stephanie M. here with you today sharing a sweet and simple card with you!!
The one thing I adore about Unity stamps are the amazing sentiments and quote stamps you can never have to many in my opinion LOL and I just love this one!!

So for this card I used the amazing Kit That's life.  I actually got out my new spectrum noir markers and used them for the first time definitely need practice but I could get used to them!!! To finish my card I just added my twine and some buttons.

Have a great weekend and Mother's Day!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

Hello, welcome to Inspiration Wednesday!
 
It's Kary and today I would like to share a card I made with this
Gorgeous stamp - Special Bond by Angie Blom. I love the image and the sentiments too.
 
I think some of you may know this stamp set was inspired by a photo of Angela and Whitney.  I love how Angela and Whitney work together - their videos are always so fun and they interact and complement each other so well.
 
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Here is my card...
 
 
and the close up...

On a white cardstock, I sponged some distress inks with a floral lace stencil.  On another cardstock the stamped image was colored with Copic markers and cut out and adhered to the stenciled card. I finished off the card with some sequins.
 
I will have the video soon to share how I colored this image.  I didn't manage to get it ready in time for this post.
 
Hope you'll have a wonderful day!
 
Happy Stamping!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DT Tuesday!



Hello Unity peeps!


Jolande here with DT Tuesday!
I am busy at this moment with my own website
So much to do ! What did I found a whole bunch of cards, made last year.
OMG that's so funny to see that whole bunch.

 
And these are the cards that I did not give away.


Here is a sneak peak from the new Marleen and Jolande stamps.
Within two weeks I show you more in video's 
Knowing Angela there is coming something special!
You have to wait until I am in Minnesota.

Have a great week!

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

WINNERS from the May 4th HOP

WOOHOO!  Time for winners!!!
 
Thank you so much for hopping with us!  We all love your sweet comments so much!
This hop's winners are:

From the Unity blog
Laurie T said...
Happiest of Birthdays to Unity! Love all of your stamps and artists.
May 6, 2017 at 1:26 PM

From Heather's blog
Elise Smith said...
These are so pretty! I love the colorful backgrounds 🙂
May 4, 2017 at 9:01 PM

 

 
Please email Kelli within two weeks at
 and let her know you are the winner from the blog hop!

KOTM Monday!!

Hey there Unity friends!  It's Karen sharing a new mixed media card 
that I made using these sweet adorable birds from this month's KOTM...


Along with these adorable bluebirds, and sweet sentiment, from the May KOTM, 
I decided to use lots of  mixed media products including Tim Holtz distress inks, 
distress stains, texture paste, and die cuts.  The two little birdies were colored
 with Copics, and I also added the music stamp to their little tummies (Nov 2016 SMAK).


Lastly, I created a messy circle of twine to mimic their bird nest, 
and then added a couple of flowers!

There's still time for you to sign up for this amazing and unique monthly KOTM 
subscription, for those of you who haven't yet signed up for it!
Unity never disappoints with the variety and sweetness delivered
to your doorstep, so come on and give it a try!

 


Have a terrific week, and I look forward to seeing
your lovely KOTM creations on the Unity {show & tell} FB page!

Hugs & Smiles,



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