Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those in the USA.
 
Welcome to this stop on the Unity Thanksgiving blog hop.
 
Some might say that we're not doing anything "special" today
but giving thanks, showing gratitude, and telling those you
love how much they mean to you is very special.
 
I have two cards to share today that I feel reflect these feelings.
 
It's amazing how you can always find a Unity image or sentiment that is absolutely perfect for any occasion, and it just happens that for these cards I've chosen adorable owl images.  Both cards are done on watercolor paper and colored with distress markers.
 
First up is a Thanksgiving card using Hello Pumpkin (a SOTW from October) and a sentiment from the Today, I am Thankful kit.
 
 
Next is a card that I could easily send to lots of close family and friends.  This uses the Decorate My Life itty bitty.
 
 


As usual, 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.

OH!  I forgot to let you know that Unity will be in full swing on Cyber Monday.  Wait until you see the variety of new releases including some new puns (my favorite), Donna Downey, and lots more.
 
Until then, I'd like to say how thankful I am to be a part of
Unity's awesome design team AND how much I appreciate all of
your comments and friendship.
 
They mean so much to me.

 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time to HOP!

YAY!  It's Thursday and time for the weekly Unity blog hop.
 
It's also time for a brand new Inspiration Challenge which
brings with it a brand new sentiment kit.
 
This months challenge and sentiment kit go hand-in-hand.
It's all about red, white, and SNOW!
 
Here's the whole new challenge...card sketch, layout sketch, and color challenge.
 
 
 
Here's the awesome new sentiment kit full of fun sayings and snowflakes.
Like a Snowflake designed by Lisa Arana
 


My cards for you today took inspiration from both the color
combination and the card sketch.  These colors are just so elegant.
 
 
 
On to this week's incredible sale where Unity is keeping it simple.
Now is the time to buy some of the past few month's releases
(that you regretted not purchasing) at release prices.
 
 
 
 
Don't forget to leave a comment on each team members blog and
the Unity blog for a chance to win one of two fabulous Unity prizes.
 
 
All you have to do is follow the sweet faces shown below.
Pay extra-special attention to Lilian Forsyth.
She won last month's {be inspired} challenge.
This month it could be you!
 
Make sure you visit each one and then go shop.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time to HOP!

Hello my Unity friends.
 
You know that Thursday's bring all sorts of good things at Unity.
 
Before I get to all of the fun sales, first let me share a little card
I made with one of the new releases from Susan Weckesser.
This is an adorable vintage Christmas kit featuring
2 tags and 4 sentiments.  It's called World of Christmas.
 
 
 
I tried to keep my card simple...just a bit of coloring on the tag and
a few embellishments.  I really wanted to highlight the artwork.
  
 
On to all the fun things going on this weekend.
There are new releases (Suzi Blu in addition to Susan Weckesser!),
fun free stamps with orders totaling a certain amount, and
a Fall garage sale with lots of markdowns.

 


 
Don't forget that just like every Unity hop, commenting on each
blog gets you another chance to win this week's fabulous prize.
There are two of these going to some lucky people who
leave us those kind words we love so much.


So use the links below to finish the hop and then go shop!
AND in case you didn't notice...Natalie is back!

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unity Hop

I truly believe that Christmas and all it symbolizes
is the most wonderful time of the year.
 
What better way to get in the spirit than with some
beautiful new images from Phyllis Harris.
 
She has 4 brand new kits out today and I'm sure
 you're going to want every one of them.
AND since it's release day...OF COURSE!, they're all on sale.
 
http://www.unitystampco.com/product-category/brand-new-phyllis-harris-50-off/
 
I've colored one of them up for you.
The image and sentiment in this kit are HUGE!
This is a standard A2 card and they almost completely cover the card.
 
 
In addition to continuing our Christmas celebration we're also
taking time this weekend to promote cancer awareness.
 
Unity has 2 awesome packages available featuring clothing
(t-shirt or hoodie) and an image that reallly "says it all".
 

 
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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.
 
 
There's also a neat little random sale this weekend.
You never know if something on your wish list is on sale
if you don't go check it out
 
http://www.unitystampco.com/product-category/just-a-random-sale-up-to-75-off/
 
Now all you have to do is finish the hop...then go shop.
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday...fright day!

Hello everyone.
 
Just a quick post today because I have a little card
using a Unity image by the fabulous Angie Blom.
 
This is her Esmerelda Girl and she is just one
of the coolest witches I've ever seen.
 
She's stamped on watercolor paper and colored with distress markers.
 
I'm also going to play along with Unity's FWF "just 'cause I can".
 
I hope everyone has an awesome, creative weekend.
 
 
If you have been longing to play at Unity's FWF on Friday
I would say "what are you waiting for?".
 
It's all about fun and sharing your Unity creations.
 
So quit lurking and come join in.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October Already???

Time to HOP with Unity.  Hopefully I'll inspire you just a bit.

First to Unity business...
SALES!, and FREEBIES!, and NEW RELEASES!





This is a busy time of the year for us cardmakers.

We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas
(not to mention I have 7 birthdays in this same time period).

But back to Christmas...my FAVORITE holiday!

I thought I'd show you a card using this month's KOTM
Love & Joy for the Holidays
 
I just LOVE cardinals.
We have a few and watching them just makes me happy.
This image by Angie Blom is just beautiful.
You can click on it for a bigger/clearer pic :)

 
So here's the entire kit.  Isn't it a beauty?
 
http://unitystampco.com/shop/kit-of-the-month/
 

Now for this week's hop prize (sign not included)

There are 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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.


Follow the links below and make sure to leave everyone
some love.  Then go shop :)

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My oh my...what a HOP!

Goodness, gracious!
As promised by Unity there will be new releases
every week from now to the end of the year.
 
I'm sure you're all familiar with Angie Blom's girls.
Today's release is going to blow you away.
You can find them all HERE.
 
 
I am always amazed by how she keeps each one unique
and just as fresh as ones she released two years ago.
 
AND! in addition to fabulous new releases,
I can't believe we're hopping with Faber-Castell this week.
 

 I was so excited to receive some of their products
and have a chance to play.
 
I had no idea that Gelatos could be used just like water colors.
 
What I did first was take one of the fabulous new Angie-Girls
(Lilli) and color her up with Gelatos.  So easy.
 
Here are pictures of my pallette and my card.  I believe in having a lot
of stuff to make cards with.  But in order to have stuff, you gotta
save money somewhere.  This is why styrofoam plates are my go-to
pallette of choice, ha, ha!  I've even been known to wash 'em off and
reuse them when the colors get too muddled!
 

 
 
Next I used a wide variety of Faber-Castell product to make
a canvas (something I've not done in years).
Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle and Gelatos
are all used on this along with the Unity Kits
He's a Wordy Buck and You Will Shine
 
 
 

So now you know the scoop.

There's also a huge Girl's Weekend Sale
because our very own Jolande is visiting Unity!


Everyone who has commented on the Unity blog any day this
week and/or on everyone's blog from this hop is going to
be eligible for our awesome prize drawing.
You have until Sunday (9/21) to comment and
the winner will be announced on Monday evening.

Who wouldn't want to win all of the fabulous new
Angie-Girls and this assortment of Faber-Castell product?

 

Please leave everyone some love (it really inspires us) and do so
on the Faber-Castell blog also.