Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Unity Blog Hop April 2017!

We’re hopping with Unity Stamp Company today—woo-hoo!!

I got a few graduation projects and a canvas I’ve been working on using a couple new stamp sets, the NEW Kit of the Month, and NEW Sentiment Kit from Unity Stamp Company.

Let’s get to the graduation projects I’ve been working on.


I photo-pieced Kelli’s (from Unity Stamp Company) daughter, Kennedy, into the face of one of the new sets by Angie Blom, “Graduation Wishes”, and made the above card. Kennedy recently had her senior portraits done and what PERFECT timing! I’d be so tickled if I were a senior in high school who was graduating and received this from my parents. It’s just so personalized.
Here’s a peek at the inside of the above card using a sentiment from, “You Did Good”.


Look! Kennedy is on a tag, too. This time, I added the flower image and sentiment from the NEW Sentiment Kit. Maybe you could use this tag to hang on a graduation present or as another creative way to convey just how proud you are of your graduate. Hang it from their door knob, place it in the refrigerator, put it in their car, SURPRISE them! This will be the only time in their lives that they will be graduating from high school. Help them enjoy it.


PLANNERS!! I thought it would be a nifty idea to make a reminder divider for a planner. You could just send them out to friends and family. Maybe add more details regarding graduation plans/party, time, date, etc. The recipient could add it to their planners as a creative reminder of your graduate’s BIG day. What do you think?


Here’s a close-up. I also used the little birdie from this month’s Kit of the Month.


Lots of people are using planners these days and what an opportunity to grace their planners with some of your creativity and your graduate’s beaming face. Right? Right!

Here’s a look at all the sets I used on the above projects.
(Clicking on the images will take you to the products’ pages at Unity Stamp Company)





Lastly, here’s a 5-x-7-inch canvas I made using the girly-girl image from this month’s Kit of the Month (see above for the rest of the kit).


I stamped the images onto printed tissue paper, adhered it to the canvas using gel medium, colored the pretty girly-girl using distress paints and distress crayons, and then adhered a double die cut scallop frame to finish the piece. Ultrasimple and ultraloved when completed.

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, 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!