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!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Unity’s Brown Thursday Hop 2016!

Hey! Do you smell turkey roasting? What?! I don’t. I smell Unity rubber which is red, not brown. Moving on.

I have LOTS to show you today! I’ve put together some sentiment cards and rolodex cards using Unity’s NEW stamps.

Let’s get started with my favorite thing to do—photo piecing and paper piecing AngieGirls! It really, really, really is my favorite technique to do with Angie Blom’s AngieGirls. I like to kid around and call them CammieGirls when I’m done. Because.


Can you see why? LOOK how cute I am! Seriously. Days like this I wish I would have had these stamps and mad skills back in high school yearbook {I could have been somebody}.

TIP: I can’t be amazing every single day, BUT I get daily inspiration from this Unity filled rolodex. Look for used Rolodex card holders at yard sales, thrift stores, your garage, your aunt’s house, etc. Then fill them with what inspires you most like Unity stamps, Unity quick tips and techniques, your FACE, memories, whatever! Have a few of them and place them around your house, office, and/or work place. I think the office or work place would be a great place to keep some crafted rolodex cards filled with Unity sentiments and images. Then when someone has a birthday, anniversary, bad day, etc., you could present them with something you made just for them, when THEY need it. They’d be fun to trade, too. DO IT!

Below is the card sitting on the rolodex card holder. So adorable!


Here’s a look at Angie’s set I used called Poppy Girl.


This kit is amazing!

TIP: You could separate the flowers if you wanted by fussy cutting them away and using them without the girl as an embellishment if you wanted. Use your imagination. They are beautiful.

Here’s another AngieGirl where I enthusiastically photo pieced my crazy face.


In real life, I would NEVER pose with this face, but as CammieGirl I totally did. Totally.

Here’s a peek at Missing You Girl kit.


So, those are the CammieGirls this time.

Now onto some fur babies!


OMG—so adorable, right? This is another one by Angie Blom called Lucky Dog Kit. You get BOTH fur babies in one kit.

Here’s a peek at that kit.


Here’s a few pictures of ALL three of the rolodex cards sitting on my rolodex together. It’s really coming together nicely and it’s great to get a giggle once in a while. If I can’t laugh at me, you can’t either. Go ahead. Laugh at me. I do every single day. Go nuts!




Tis the season for cardmaking! Here’s a few cards I made using Lisa Arana’s Full of Merry Kit.

TIP: Using a Silhouette machine’s Pixscan technology with Silhouette software, make a custom mat or frame for Unity’s sentiments (and images). Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy AND you won’t have to store all those dies. Seriously. That’s what I did for all the sentiments on the cards below.




Here’s another card where I used my Silhouette for a custom sentiment mat.


 I used the following kit on the above card by Angie Blom, Joy to Go Kit.


Here are all of my cards getting together and looking beautiful for this group photo. Cheese!


AND the HAPPY 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!