Thursday, August 21, 2014

Feeling Like Fall

Well, I'd like for it to feel like fall anyway.
 
It's Thursday and time for that special Unity hop.
 
As usual this hop kicks off another fabulous weekend of new releases
and special sales at Unity.
 
I have used the brand new Susan Weckesser release
 Garden What-not Collection for today's inspiration.


 


 
I love tags but I think they look a little lonesome all by themselves.
I guess that's why I [almost] always incorporate them into a card.
 
I simply stamped this one on some mushroom cardstock and
quickly colored the butterflies with colored pencils.
 
A piece of patterned paper, some ombre ribbon, and a
pretty button are all it took to complete this CAS card.
 
 
 
In addition to showing you this new set, this card also
meets the color challenge now running over at


Don't forget that for every Thursday's hop 
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.
 
 
So here's the scoop on the sale...it's a goody!
 
 
AND a another new release that is a MUST-HAVE
for Halloween cards and tags.
 
 
 
 
Now continue on your way...Laurel's up next!
 
 

 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Unity Friday - FWF

Hello everyone.
 
I haven't played along with Unity's
Friends With Flair Friday challenge in forever!
 
In honor of the Phyllis Harris releases this week
(PSST!, all Phyllis Harris is 50% off) I decided
to play with one of my favorites from a few month ago.
 
This card uses what I call my
"whatever color medium is laying on the desk" technique-ha, ha!
 
I started by stamping the images and sentiment on watercolor paper.
Then I applied a wash of watercolors and let that dry.
I added some additional watercolor to the images
and then used Prismacolor pencils for her hair.
Finally, I added some chalk pastels around the edges
to try to get a bit more depth.
See what I mean about the various color mediums?
 
Anyway, here's how it turned out.
I just love this sentiment.
 
 
 
Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
 
Don't forget to check out the Unity site for tons of fun sales.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time to HOP!

WOW! Can you believe it's August already?
 
Of course here in Arizona that means only 2+
more months of summer, ha, ha!
 
As usual there are some fabulous things going on at Unity this week.
 
Before I get to the [as usual] awesome sales,
I'd like to share a couple of cards with you.
 
The first one uses the sentiment kit that goes with this
month's {be inspired} challenge.  Remember that you only
have one more week to play along and possibly win some
fabulous prizes.


 



My next card uses a beautiful new kit releasing today...
He's a Wordy Buck

 
I have a good friend who goes to the mountains of
New Mexico every summer to escape the heat.  She has
tons of deer and elk who will come up and eat right out of
her hand.  When I saw this kit the beautiful deer reminded
me of all the pictures she has posted this summer.



I hope I've inspired you just a bit today.
 
Don't forget the money-saving happenings at Unity this weekend.

 
 AND grab bags are back!  You won't believe what you get for $20!

 
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.


 
Now on to Laurel.
 
 




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday hop with Unity

 
Hello everyone and happy Thursday to you.
 
I'm always excited for Thursday's because it means that there's
a hop with the Unity design team and it starts
a new weekend of fabulous sales at Unity.

First up is a huge Tag sale with all sorts of markdowns.


 
I know you're all anxious for some new releases
and you won't be disappointed because today
four new Angie-Girls are making their debut.


 
I have used one of them for my card today.
Angie Blom's creativity with her girls seems to know no bounds.
I am always amazed that she keeps on coming up
with these awesome images.
 
This one is Miranda and I chose to use her as my way of
saying Happy Birthday to her creator (whose big day is tomorrow).
 

  

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.



If you've already been to Angie's blog and didn't say
"happy birthday", be sure to go back and give her some extra love.

Now you know what to do...
click Laurel's sweet face below to continue on the hop.
AND then, don't forget to shop.


 
 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

TIME TO HOP

 
YES, it's Thursday and that means it's time for the Unity blog hop.
 
There is a sweet little promo going on today so be sure to check out
the Unity site for all sorts of goodies.

www.unitystampco.com
 
In addition there will be some freebies (YAY!)
for qualified orders.
 

Here's a card using one of them.
Isn't this a sweet sentiment?
 
 
AND, if that's not enough...REDUCED SHIPPING!
 
 
Also, today is the start of a brand new {be inspired} Challenge.
 
Check out this month's gorgeous sketches and colors.
 
 
 
I just love these layouts and the colors so I created a couple
of simple cards to [hopefully] inspire you to join in.
 
First up is a card following the card sketch.  I wish I could
say that I made this just for the challenge but
unfortunately it is in the mail to a dear neighbor.
 
 

And next up is a card for the color challenge.  These colors so
remind me of a typical Arizona sunset.
 
 
Don't forget that every Thursday there is ALWAYS
a give-away just for checking out the blog hop.
 
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
 
Now, on to your next stop...our sweet guest hopper Melissa.
Be sure to leave her lots of love.
No Laurel today (I'm pretty sure she's
at some little rodeo in Calgary).
 
 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hoppin' with Unity

 
Happy Thursday everyone!
 
 
So excited for the latest collaboration of Unity
and wait for it...
drum roll please...
 
Gina K
 
Angela has made an awesome stamp set to celebrate her friendship
with Gina K and Gina K has come up with a fabulous paper pack
and other goodies to celebrate her friendship with Angela.
 
Just look at these beauties!
 
www.unitystampco.com

www.ginakdesigns.com


I can't wait to start playing with these.
 
In the mean time I need to remind you
that there are some other great images to be had.
 
Click here to see all of the June releases.  Several of these stamps were
used as a promotion and are now available to buy as itty bittys.
 
I used the Vase with Stripes by Angie Blom right here.
 
 
 
I've been wanting to try the "painted embossing folder" technique
for a while. You simply swipe your distress ink over the raised
side of the folder, spritz it with water, and lay your
watercolor paper on top.  I then closed my folder and
brayered it.  After it dries, I think it looks pretty cool.
The image is also colored with distress inks.
 
Now, our Thursday hop always includes an awesome give-away.
 
 
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 these fabulous Layers of Life stamps.
The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.
Now move on to Laurel and then don't forget to shop.
(PSST! There's a sale going on!)

 
TEASE...and for all you Angie-girl fans...

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hop-Along

 
It's Thursday and time to hop!

So much going on today, so let's get started.
 
Today is special because not only do we have some fabulous new
Susan Weckesser stamps, we're also hopping with her today.
Watch for the special mixed links below.

We have 2 super new kits from Susan releasing today.  Her little houses
are iconic and the Garden Gnome kit is so adorable.


 
In addition, we have a brand new Unity {be inspired} Challenge that begins today.

 

Both of my cards also use the June KOTM.
 
 
The first one also uses the fun sun rays from the June 2013 SMAK kit.
 
 
 
First up is the color challenge.  Aren't these the perfect summer colors?
 
 
 
My second card uses the new June sentiment kit from Lisa Arana...

...and the card sketch rotated 90 degrees.


 So, enough from me.  Continue through the hop and remember...
We have FOUR amazing Unity-filled prize packages to giveaway.



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.

AND of course, there's a fabulous sale going on this weekend.
Don't forget to shop.

www.unitystampco.com
 
 Here are your links! The Unity team along with Susan's team AND
the winner of our May {be inpired} Challenge...Donna Bowman.