Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Unity’s June Blog Hop!

Happy June!

We’re hopping along today with some new Unity kits and sales to help you celebrate the end of school, start of summer, and anything else we need to celebrate.

I’m going to share a tag I made today and a couple of tags I made last week for the Unity blog.


In the above tag, I used the flower from a new set released today, Prefer to Smile. It’s originally from a previous Kit of the Month, so I used that sized stamp to help make my tag. The sentiment is from this month’s Layers of Life kit and the beautiful background script is from this month’s SMAK. I get inspired by so many different Unity images and sentiments, it’s sometimes difficult for me to just use one kit or stamp set. Do you mix it up, too? I added just a bit of Wink of Stella to the flower and adhered it with some dimensional Zots to give it some dimension and interest.

Here’s a recap of the post I did last week on Unity’s blog--June 2:
Hey! Today is the official last day of school in our school district and me and my kiddos are looking forward to hanging out, eating, and just chilling for the summer. I think that’s what we do best this time of year. You got any plans for summer? Stamping I hope!
Today, I’m going to share a couple of tag cards I made using this month’s SMAK, KOM, and last month’s LOL kits. What’s a tag card? Well, I thought I’d put together some tags that had a portion of it’s design open up like a card to reveal another sentiment on the inside. Sometimes I just like to design new things to stamp on.

Here’s a look at one of them open.


And this is what it looks like from the front closed.


I did this by grouping and welding the tag shape with the shape you see on the front in my Silhouette Cameo’s software to create the tag card.

Here’s another one open.


And here is the same one from the front closed.


And here are both of the tag cards together.



What types of things do you like to stamp on besides tags and cards?  Please share with us. Sometimes we need something new to keep our stamping muse inspired.

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, May 04, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, UNITY!

We’re birthday hopping today—woo hoo! This only happens once a year, so lets enjoy all the NEW Unity kits but more importantly, the Unity sales--50% off site wide--What?! Yeah!

I’ve got a couple of projects to share with you today using this month’s Kit of the Month & SMAK Kit and the NEW Sentiment Kit.

First up is an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I had up on the Unity blog the other day. In recap, it’s memorializing our night out seeing Hamilton (An American Musical) at The Orpheum Theater in San Francisco on April 20th.
After a week of submitting to win the Hamilton Lottery, I won two tickets to see it. GOOD seats, too--orchestra seats--SOOO lucky! I took my younger daughter, Gwen, who is an absolute fan. In fact, earlier in the month, she and her friend, Karlee, won their school’s talent show performing “Your Obedient Servant” from Hamilton. She was beyond thrilled and will remember that night forever.

Now on to explain the layout a bit . . .

The title for the layout is a lyric from one of the songs in the musical. The cameras and sentiment were from this month’s Kit of the Month and were just perfect for this layout. They would be perfect for ANY scrapbook layout.

Here’s a peek at this month’s Kit of the Month.
The little squiggly artistic embellishment behind the Hamilton logo is from this month’s SMAK Kit.
I thought it would be a nice touch to add the musical logo for Hamilton and fussy cut it using my Silhouette Cameo. I added a little zigzag stitch as a vertical embellishment to the cluster of patterned paper borders and adhered the little cameras using pop dots for dimension.

BY THE WAY--If you get a chance to see this musical, DO IT!  Also, if you couldn’t get tickets or just can’t pay those kinds of prices for tickets, play the Hamilton lottery. It’s real. You really can win. It's available to play every day. If you win, the tickets are only $10 (a Hamilton).

Now onto the way I used the NEW Sentiment Kit. Below is a picture of an envelope I made using the focal image with sentiment from the kit.
I thought it would be so fun to make an envelope and card set using Happy Snail Mail! It’s such a fun and amazing kit just for this type of project. Here, take a look at Lisa’s kit! It’s so adorable!
Here’s a couple more images of the card set. I used the “From” & “Deliver To” from the sentiment kit on the envelope along with the sentiment on the inside card.
Wouldn’t you just love to receive a project in the mail using that NEW Sentiment Kit? So fun!

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!

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!