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.


 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Time to hop...


WHOA!  How did September get here so fast?
 
I can't even believe that's it's Thursday already.  I'm not complaining
but! holiday weekends really mess up my timing.
 
It's the beginning of another super sale at Unity and I've
done a little card just to get you thinking about
what you might want to purchase this weekend.
 
My card uses the new KOTM.  Every month I say that these
kits just can't get any better, and then WOW!
the next month's releases ands it's more "fabulous-er".
 
 
This is just one image and sentiment...look at all you get!

 
Now what would the weekend at Unity look like
without some new releases?
 
They have taken some beautiful drawings by Tracey Malnofski
and turned them into stamps.
 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/beauties-brand-new-at-unity-by-tracey-malnofski/
 
I can't wait to color up some of these.
 
So for the sale details...
 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/happy-hour-sale-up-to-75-off/

 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/happy-hour-sale-up-to-75-off/
 
 
 
Don't forget about one of the best parts of the hop for you and me.
 
 
 
I so love all of your comments and you get a chance for
 one of 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 finish the hop by moving on to Laurel and after you've
left everyone some love...go shopping.

 

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.