Thursday, March 02, 2017

Unity Blog Hop March 2017!

We’re hopping today and the season of spring is {almost} here. Bunnies, flowers, and sentiments, OH MY!

I was in the mood for scrapbooking, so I pulled out a photo that was taken almost 23 years ago of my oldest two (who were my only two at the time), Brandi and Jake, and used it on this scrapbook page with Unity’s March 2017 Sentiment Kit.


Do you ever feel nostalgic when looking at a stamp from Unity? Well I have, did, and done with this cute little bunny from the sentiment kit this month.
Here’s a look at the kit along with a card made by Lisa Arana—It’s so freaking cool!

It’s just so cuddly and cute!!
I made some videos showing you some things I did on the above scrapbook layout. Sometimes I just like to sew stuff.

In the first video, I demonstrate using a zigzag stitch to add as an embellishment to stamping projects for scrapbooks, art journals, cards, etc.

Supplies Used for this Portion of the Scrapbook Layout
Unity Stamp Company's March 2017 Sentiment Kit
3 or more scrapbook papers, collage paper, etc.
Adhesive
Thread, scissors, and sewing machine


In the second video, I demonstrate using a sewing machine to add buttons to a stamped image to use as an embellishment to stamping projects for scrapbooks, art journals, cards, etc.

Supplies Used for this Portion of the Scrapbook Layout
Unity Stamp Company's March 2017 Sentiment Kit
Buttons
Adhesive
Thread, scissors, button foot, and sewing machine


In the final video, I put the scrapbook page together using items made in the previous two videos.

Supplies Used for this Portion of the Scrapbook Layout
Unity Stamp Company's March 2017 Sentiment Kit
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (with staples)
Cardstock, scrapbook papers, collage paper, ephemera, etc
Adhesive
3D Adhesive Dots
Distress Ink
Daubers


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.
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s NEWEST promotion at https://www.unitystampco.com/!!



PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group.
Lots of us check-in there daily (I check in several times daily--I’m addicted to inspiration).
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.
Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Unity Blog HOP!

Unity Stamp Company has LOTS of new releases this week! Here are a couple of projects I made with NEW Unity and some videos showing you some mixed media techniques.


 I used the NEW AngieGirl, Drew, in my art journal.

In this first video, I show you a FUN mixed media technique that creates a peeled paint background for your stamping projects in art journals, canvases, etc.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page:
90lb Mixed Media paper
Paint Brush
2 or more colors of Acrylic Paint
Petroleum Jelly
Paper Towel
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)
Distressing Tools


In the second video, I show you how to utilize your peeled paint backgrounds (created in the previous video) in an art journal.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page: 
Sentiment from DrewGirl from Unity Stamp Company
Paper Punches or Dies (hearts)
Paint Brush
Acrylic Paint
Gel Medium
Book Paper
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)
Stamped Tissue Paper


In the final video, I show you how to adhere one of Unity's NEWEST AngieGirls to an art journal AND give a quick tip on how to make your art journal pages lie flat.

Supplies Used for this portion of the art journal page: 
DrewGirl stamp set from Unity Stamp Company
Paint Brush
Gel Medium
Heat Tool (not necessary--just let air dry)
Large Book


Here’s a peek at Drew’s stamp set.


Next I created a Valentine’s-Day-themed card using Remi.


Here’s a peek at Remi’s stamp set.

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

— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s NEWEST promotion at https://www.unitystampco.com/!!

PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group.
Lots of us check-in there daily (I check in several times daily--I’m addicted to inspiration).
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.
Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy NEW YEAR!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We did and we’re looking forward to 2017!

Here are a few projects I completed the past couple of months that I haven’t posted to my blog using one of Unity’s Kits of the Month, a SMAK Kit, and a fairly new stamp set.

First up is an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I made using this month’s kit of the month, “Always Been You”.


Last month, my hubby and I were fortunate enough to take a romantic ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train in their Vista Dome. I can’t tell you the last time we’ve had a date. It was an incredibly beautiful train ride complete with beautiful landscape, gourmet lunch, dessert, and champagne. If you live in the Bay Area or are visiting family or friends in the area, this is a MUST trip. I mean it. It was a gorgeous time of year, too! The photos we took coupled with this month’s kit of the month, made a keepsake in no time at all.

And here’s a peek at this month’s Kit of the Month.


Next up is a seasonal chipboard tag I made using, Hello Winter, created by Susan K. Weckesser. This is a great kit to use this wintery season.


I thought putting her right smack in the middle of a die cut mason jar with a snowy scene would set her off perfectly. Of course, she would make anything you put her on cute.


And lastly is a 10-x-8-inch mixed media canvas I made using November’s SMAK Kit.



On the above canvas, I layered the stamps on top of tissue paper and various other mediums. Here's the kit I used—I think I used approximately 9 stamps from the kit on the 1 canvas above.


AND the fortunate reason you’re here . . .

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

 — PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s NEWEST promotion at https://www.unitystampco.com/!!



PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group. 
Lots of us check-in there daily (I check in several times daily--I’m addicted to inspiration).
LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.
Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!