Monday, November 24, 2014

Be Yourself with NEW Video

be yourself landscapeToday I’m sharing a card I put together using this month’s AH-Mazing SMAK and Layers of Life kits available at Unity Stamp Company.

Trust Your Soul and Dwelling Dots

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I just cannot resist butterflies. They symbolize transformation, beauty, and independence. The butterfly in this month’s SMAK kit is PERFECTION. There’s even a little heart right at the top of it’s wing. What great detail!

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This month’s Layers of Life kit has THE perfect sentiment and background to pair with this gorgeous butterfly image. The two of these kits together would be a great combination to own.

If you’re interested in the process of how I put this card together, which includes a bit of sewing and applying some glittery goodness, please watch my new video. It’s only six minutes long!

Using Unity’s SMAK & LOL Kits from November 2014

(some) OTHER SUPPLIES USED

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In addition, if you haven’t seen how I use my Silhouette Cameo with the Pixscan mat to help me with my fussy cutting, here’s a video I prepared a little while back.

Fussy cutting at it’s finest (easiest)!

I hope you all have a happy-crafty week!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BROWN Thursday Unity Blog Hop 2014!!

It’s BROWN Thursday and Unity’s got a hop and a sale scheduled just for you! This sale is going to be THE sale to stock up on all of those stamps you’ve denied yourself all year long. Go ahead, spoil yourself a little. Indulge in your rubbery Unity fetish and travel along this hop to see how the Unity DT have used old and NEW Unity Stamps available NOW at a low, low price! Did I mention there are incentive stamps, too?! Yep.

I’ve held Thanksgiving at my house for most of the past 20 years because it’s just easier to do it that way. In addition, I know for a fact that the food will be good and my house will have the aromas I long for all year.

Leftovers. Enough said.

Still, after all of these years, I struggled with putting together an enormous grocery list from my recipes. Unfortunately, my recipes were buried in cookbooks, online bookmarks, or they may have even resided on that one piece of paper that was somewhere in my house. Somewhere. Pinterest had helped me but I had to struggle with my iPhone or tablet’s battery issues or WI-FI connection. After the frustration of putting together this year’s grocery list, I had ENOUGH!  I set out to create a central place for my recipes that was tangible AND cute, SO this is a picture of what I came up with and I couldn’t be happier. I even have room to add future recipes. Maybe I’ll even stash future grocery lists. Hooray for organization!

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UNITY Fashionistas are some of my favorite stamps and I think they’ve put a sexy, fun, and sassy spin on this recipe holder. Don’t you think?  The sentiments I used on the cooking reference cards have me cracking up and giggling like a school girl. I think they will keep me in the right mood during one of the year’s most demanding holidays. Fashionistas and Kahlua.

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I have an assembly video for you that shows how I put it together, how it looks in my hot little hands, AND I demonstrate how to use the Unity Bow Maker. Heck, I think it makes my hands look hot. These fashionistas are smokin’!

Recipe holder that won’t disappoint!!

Here’s a rundown of all the Unity rubbery goodness I used in the making of the recipe holder.

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(some) OTHER SUPPLIES USED

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In addition, if you haven’t seen how I use my Silhouette Cameo with the Pixscan mat to help me with my fussy cutting, here’s a video I prepared a little while back.

Fussy cutting at it’s finest!

WHAT does Unity have this week for two lucky Unity enthusiasts on BROWN Thursday?!!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway (Unity sign not included). 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:

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

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Good luck to you ALL!

Be sure to take advantage of Unity’s Brown Thursday Promotion by clicking the graphics below which are just like magical portals that will take you away to Unity Stamp Company where you can SHOP—SHOP--SHOP!

SALE STARTS AT NOON CENTRAL TIME

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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).

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Now go grab some hot cocoa to warm your hands and click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the Brown Thursday Blog Hop for some Unity inspiration!

AND I hope you all have a safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 11.13.14!!

You KNOW it--It’s THURSDAY and Unity’s got a NEW sentiment kit, a NEW Unity {be inspired} Challenge, a SALE, and I’ve got a NEW video for you, too.

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I live in Jackson, California, and we get a couple of snow days a year, so when it happens, it’s fun and it melts away in a couple of days. These are pictures of Gwen and Raiden having a backyard snowball showdown during last year’s “snow day”.  Little brother had no fear slamming a fat snowball at the back of his sister’s head and then running for cover. Little brothers. What fun!

In my layout above, I used the sketch (turned on its side) from the NEW Unity {be inspired} Challenge.  The snowflakes are from the NEW Sentiment Kit, “Like A Snowflake”.

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And now onto the video . . .

In my card below, I used the color challenge portion of the Unity {be inspired} Challenge with the NEW sentiment kit (the snowflakes AND the sentiment).

snowflake wishes and kisses

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In my new video, I assemble the card shown above using the NEW sentiment kit, “Like a Snowflake”. The video is less than 3-1/2 minutes!!

I LOVE Snowflakes!

In addition, if you haven’t seen how I use my Silhouette Cameo with the Pixscan mat to help me with my fussy cutting, here’s a video I prepared a little while back.

Here’s a peek at the NEW Unity {be inspired} Challenge. Be sure to enter as you can win up to $100 in stamps!!

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WHAT does Unity have this week for two lucky Unity enthusiasts?!!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway (Unity sign not included). 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:

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

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Good luck to you ALL!

Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s latest promotion!

SALE STARTS AT NOON CENTRAL TIME

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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).

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Thank you all so much for hopping along with us and leaving positive comments. They are MUCH appreciated. If you ever have questions regarding my creative process or crafty items or tools that I use along the journey, PLEASE leave me your questions in the comments.

Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!