Thursday, February 08, 2018

February 2018 Unity Stamp Company HOP!

Happy Hop Day, Unity enthusiasts!

For today’s hop, I’m sharing a 5-x-7-inch mixed media canvas I made using Tierra Jackson’s latest stamp set, “All Cylinders”!


To begin, I painted my canvas using white acrylic paint. While the paint was drying, I printed my collaged background, using digital papers and accents by Glitz Girls, onto tissue paper. Once that was printed, I heat set it using my heat tool. I adhered my tissue paper background onto the canvas using gel medium and used my heat tool to help that dry. Then I applied more gel medium over the top. Using a black Faber-Castell Pitt pen, I doodled the border around the canvas. The sentiment embellishments were printed onto photo paper and adhered to the canvas using adhesive. The car was paper pieced and adhered to the canvas using 3D Zots.

Here’s a peek at the entire kit:


Last month, I shared on the Unity Blog an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I created using last month’s Uniquely Unity stamp set, “Hello My Dear Friend”.

I decided to pair that elegant set with a recent photo of my daughters. It was my youngest daughter, Gwen’s, first Winter Formal dance of high school. Gwen is on the right. Brandi, my oldest daughter, jumped in for a picture wearing the dress she wore to her Winter Formal when she was in high school. I was smitten with the photo.


Somewhere I have an original photo of the two of them from Brandi’s dance when Gwen was just a wee little thing posing with her big sister. I’m hoping to scrap it with this one someday, kind of a cute side-by-side comparison/then-and-now kinda thing. What do you think? I’d love to hear some feedback.

Here’s a close-up of the layout.


TIP: You can fussy cut a sentiment if you just need one of the words for your project. “Hello” was fussy cut from the sentiment that was in last month’s Uniquely Unity 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!

PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group.
Lots of us check-in there daily.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Unity’s FIRST Hop of 2018!

HAPPY New Year to you all--I hope your holiday wishes came true!

Today I’m sharing a couple of stamping projects I completed using some Unity Stamp Company stamp sets.

Here’s a tag I put together using a NEW stamp set by Tierra Jackson entitled, “Lift Me Up Birdies”. SO cute!


I envisioned these little guys wearing Hawaiian/Aloha shirts for some silly reason, so that’s what I did. They were paper-pieced with photos of my favorite Hawaiian shirts. It made ME giggle. What would you do with them? I can’t wait to see!

Here’s a peek at the stamp set by Tierra Jackson.


Here’s another photo of the same tag.


Next is an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook page I did in December for the Unity blog featuring the December SMAK Kit: “Let it Go” with a photo I recently took of my daughters during lunch at Ariel’s Grotto in California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, with one of their favorite princesses, Belle. Dream Come True!

You can use Unity SMAK kits/LOL kits to help create unique scrapbook pages, cards, mixed media, and everything in between.


To begin my scrapbook layout, I chose a scrapbook sketch I found online, edited/printed my picture, and then just stamped using a sentiment and images from this month’s SMAK Kit. Voila! If you’re anything like me, you may be a bit behind on scrapbooking 2017 memories. I plan on doing more scrapbooking this coming year. I hope my scrapbook page inspired you to get caught up on your scrapbooking or to START!  You just need pictures, patterned paper or cardstock, and stamps. Unity Stamps!!

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!

PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group. Lots of us check-in there daily.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.

Click on the link below my blog to be taken to lovely Crystal’s blog for some FABULOUS Unity inspiration.


Thursday, November 09, 2017

Unity's Brown Thursday 2017 Hop!


What have you all been up to lately?

It's been so long since we've hopped. I hope all is well with you. I'm HAPPY the season has changed to Fall and the time is back to normal--YES! It's my favorite time of year I think.

For the hop, I'm sharing a fold-over tag page I did for my li'l thrifted address book that's full of Unity goodness!




Here's a peek at the outside of the tag page.
This little book is getting filled QUICK!


I LOVE this sentiment! It really sings to my heart.

I used my Silhouette to help design this fold-over tag page for my stamping project and paper-pieced and colored the image with distress ink.

Here's a look at the stamp kit, Little Stuff, by Phyllis Harris.


I also put together a 5-x-7-inch mixed media canvas using last month's SMAK Kit.



First, I layered some distress paint on the canvas in the following colors: pumice stone, dusty concord, evergreen bough, pine needles, and scattered straw. While I waited for the distress paints to dry on the canvas, I carefully stamped the SMAK images onto tissue paper using jet black and stone gray Stazon inks and I let that dry just for a bit. It’s pretty quick actually. I printed a picture of a housing structure onto tissue paper and used my heat tool to dry it before cutting it out and adhering it to the canvas with the other layers of stamped tissue paper. These images were adhered to the canvas with gel medium and a lightly wet paint brush. Then I edged the canvas with picket fence distress ink and used a ruler with a copic multiliner to add an inky-looking border.

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!


PLEASE share your lovely creations on Facebook with the Unity {show & tell) Facebook group.

Lots of us check-in there daily.

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

Thank you all for hopping along with us and leaving comments.

Click on the link below my blog to be taken to lovely Robyn’s blog for some FABULOUS Unity inspiration!