Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 04.17.14

Greetings to you all--I’m so happy to have you here!

Today I’ve got a scrapbook layout using April’s SMAK kit with a sentiment from a previous kit of the month and a super simple card using the NEW Sentiment Kit, All About You.

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The layout above features a picture of my youngest daughter, Gwen, from a few years back during one of my oldest daughter’s graduations. I love the playful look in her eyes!  I used Unity’s {be inspired} scrapbook sketch (turned on it’s side) AND the color combination from the challenge as well.

(clicking on the image below will take you to this month’s Unity {be inspired} Challenge—COME PLAY ALONG!)

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Below is a peek at April’s SMAK kit, Wildflowers and Wings, which is perfect for all of your Spring project needs . . . and then some!

(clicking on the image will take you to the product page at Unity)

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I also used a sentiment on the above layout from the August 2013 Kit of the Month—Grateful for you EVERYDAY

Below is a peek at that kit of the month, Cozy Moments

(clicking on the image will take you to the product page at Unity)

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Other “Grateful for you EVERYDAY” Supplies

Project Life cards from Maggie Holmes Styleboard Mini Kit available at digitalprojectlife.com

A staple was applied to the tab of the project life card using Tim Holtz’s Tiny Attacher

Ribbon with the sentiment, Grateful for you EVERYDAY, and the slide frame were purchased from the Silhouette America Online Store

All print-and-cut items were printed and cut using Matte Photo Paper by Staples/Silhouette Cameo/Hewlett Packard Photosmart B8550

A Wink-of-Stella pen was used on the petals of the daisy

White accents from Imaginisce were applied to the butterfly using their I-Rock tool

Bakers twine was tied in a bow through the wooden heart-shaped button (which was received as a free gift in a previous Kit of the Month from Unity)

3D Zots were used under the sentiment, daisy, and wooden heart-shaped button

A zigzag stitch using brown embroidery thread was applied around the layout using my Singer Futura you are the best lgIn the above card, I wanted the sentiment to be the focus of the card which uses a Digital Project Life title card for the basis of the design. Project Life cards aren’t just for scrapbooking.  They not only simplify the process of designing cards but you’re stretching your supplies to meet your needs. STAMP on them using Unity.  I promise you’ll love the simplicity!

Below is a peek at the NEW Sentiment Kit, All About You—you will use this kit again and again for all of your sentiment needs.

(clicking on the image will take you to the product page at Unity)

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Other You-are-the-Best Card Supplies

Project Life cards from Maggie Holmes Styleboard Mini Kit from digitalprojectlife.com

All print-and-cut items were printed and cut using Matte Photo Paper by Staples/Silhouette Cameo/Hewlett Packard Photosmart B8550.

Orange and blue accents from Imaginisce were applied using their I-Rock tool

3D Zots were placed under the flowers

LOOK! . . . 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 by the lovely Jolande van Oosterhout on the Unity blog.

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AND . . . SALE STARTS THIS AFTERNOON - stay tuned to our Unity BLOG and FACEBOOK!

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Thank YOU so much for stopping by my blog.  This is my second hop and I’ve been looking forward to hopping since the last one!  I hope you all have a hoppin’ Easter this year and enjoy this Spring holiday with your loved ones as much as possible.

Jen is up next—she’s super fun and talented!  Click on her gorgeous picture below to be taken to her blog for some Unity inspiration.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Unity’s NEW All About You Sentiment Kit!

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Unity released their monthly sentiment kit today—All About You--and it’s one I was super excited to work with.  Here’s a peek at the rest of the kit below and as used in the card above.  See for yourself—YOU can understand why I was excited.

(clicking on the image below will take you to the product page at Unity)

UK-689A-ALL-ABOUT-YOU LOOK at the possibilities for using this set—they’re endless and the set is just simply a must-have for any stamp enthusiast or otherwise.  It would be an awesome gift to give to a new stamper to start their collection as well.

Thank You For Everything Card Supplies

For the card above, I simply put a sentiment together using Unity’s All About You set to fit my needs and placed it onto a Digital Project Life Title Card from Dear Lizzy’s Daydreamer Mini Kit available at Digital Project Life.  The sentiment was resized in Photoshop Elements, so that it could fit on the Title Card (stamp set scanned into computer—I like to do that). Then I attached the stamped Title Card to the card base, adding some punched hearts using Martha Stewart’s Heart Confetti Punch with complimentary textured cardstock. I applied some Wild Honey Distress Ink to the edges of the card. Quick and easy.  All print-and-cut items were printed and cut using Matte Photo Paper by Staples/Silhouette Cameo/Hewlett Packard Photosmart B8550.

Also . . .

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Perfect time of year to shop garage sales,right?! Start at Unity!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

NEW Digital Project Life Azure with some Unity Love

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Last month my daughter, Brandi, and her friend, Sarah, attended their first “Run or Dye” event in Sacramento.  Brandi is always inspiring me to keep my body moving.  She’s a very busy young woman but will always find time a few evenings a week to come by and “walk her mother” up and down the big hill.  There was a time I helped her walk up and down that big hill. Now it’s the other way around and I’m holding onto her. I thank her tremendously for that—she’s helping me stay young, active, and healthy. Maybe someday I’ll be a runner just like her!

The much-anticipated Azure Collection has made its way to Digital Project Life this week.  The collection has a primary color palette with a vintage twist including patterned papers and cards with numbers, letters, lace, and beautiful patterns.  I thought this kit was perfect to use to showcase Brandi’s pictures from the “Run or Dye” event coupling it with a few Unity stamps. 

The Azure Edition is 20% off of the regular price until Sunday April 13th.  Below is a peek at the collection kit. 

(clicking on the image will take you to the product page at Digital Project Life)

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Below is a peek at the Unity Stamps I used on the above layout.(clicking on the image will take you to the product page at Unity)

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BIB-079-GIRLS-JUST-WANNA-HAVE-FUN Other “Girls-Just-Wanna-Have-Fun” Supplies

Doily mat under the “I-Think-This-Says-It-All” sticker and borders were purchased from Silhouette America Online Store

All print-and-cut items were printed and cut using Matte Photo Paper by Staples/Silhouette Cameo/Hewlett Packard Photosmart B8550

A Wink-of-Stella pen was used on the butterfly

Orange accents from Imaginisce were applied to the sticker, butterfly, and camera using their I-Rock tool

3D Zots were used under the doily sticker, Polaroids, and camera

Heavy duty jute from the hardware store was tied to one of the Polaroids

A zigzag stitch using brown embroidery thread was applied around the layout using my Singer Futura

The weather is SUPER nice right now.  Get out and ENJOY it!