Thursday, January 29, 2015

Are you ready for some UNITY???

Hello everyone.
I know it's supposed to be "Are you ready for some football?", but that's still a few days away.  My hubs is always so sad for the last game of the season (maybe he'll get some stuff done around here, ha, ha!).  In the mean time, there is a ton of stuff going on at Unity this weekend.
Now I have a little inspiration for you.  I have used Lisa Arana's new Little Birdie Swagger kit and also the cute new set from Tiffany DeGough.


 These could be Valentine's, encouragement, many ways to use Unity stamps.
So before you go shop these awesome new releases and sales, remember to leave each team member a little love on their blog.  By doing so you could also win one of two fabulous prizes.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.
Just keep on clickin' on the sweet faces you see below.
Have a wonderful weekend and if you're partying for Super safe.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hopping with Unity - Oh Ship!

Happy Thursday everyone.
This week has gone so fast and now it's the middle of January!
Unity had so many cute releases last week and I've had a bit of time to play.  I just love puns and I couldn't wait to play with this new kit that I know will become one of my favorites - Ship Happens
I have a clean and simple shaped card using some Spellbinders dies to create the card, with the focus on this adorable little image and sentiment.

Now if you haven't been hopping along, you can start at the Unity blog and work your way through each team member's inspiration.  Every blog you comment on gets you another chance to win one of two fabulous prizes.  The winners are announced Monday evening on the Unity blog.
Also this week, in honor of Angela's birthday there is another huge sale and a FREE awesome mini kit with each purchase of $42 or more.
So please do the hop (just click on the sweet faces and Unity logo below) and leave everyone some love.  AND remember to have an awesome weekend.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year with Unity

Hello and Happy New Year to you.

It just doesn't seem possible that 2014 is gone.  I really can remember January and now it's here again!  They say time flies faster when you get older and I'm finding this to be so true :)

Unity is kicking off the New Year with a monster hop and [of course!] an awesome sale.

This sale starts at Noon CST on New Year's Day.

My theme today is GRATITUDE.  I have so much to be thankful for; not just this year, but in my life as a whole.  I have a wonderful family, an awesome husband, and fabulous friends.  I was so blessed to be chosen to become a part of the Unity Design Team earlier this year and the friendships that have resulted from this experience are truly special.

So here's my card for today.  I used one of my favorite itty bitty stamps Kindness Matters and the butterfly is from the November SMAK kit Trust Your Soul.

This card expresses my feelings perfectly...

When you leave a comment, it does make my day.

My heart is full of gratitude to be a part of a company as amazing as Unity and it's owner, Angela Magnuson.

AND kindness always matters - it should be a way of life for everyone.

Now on to the fun stuff...
Who wants a chance to win some Unity goodies to start the New Year off right?

Just keep clicking on the sweet faces you see below - the more you comment, the more you have a chance to win one of two fabulous prize packages.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity Hop

Happy Thursday everyone.  So glad you could join us for another huge hop with tons of new releases.

It is also time to start our December-January {be inspired} Challenge.  If you haven't played along before, you really should.  It is a great opportunity to win over $150 in Unity stamps.

In addition, the winner gets to hop along with the design team when the next month's challenge starts.  Please leave some extra-special love for Brenda Turner hopping along with us today.

I usually like to play along with either the card sketch or color challenge.  However, this month the sketch for a layout really jumped out at me, so I used it to create a 5x5 card.

December-January Challenge

Using the layout sketch

Now to the Unity business for this sale weekend.

So don't forget to leave comments on all of the blogs featured below to have a chance at one of two awesome Unity prize packages.

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!