Friday, May 30, 2008

SALE! Only 6 Hours Left...Unity's Random Special!

Made with Oh! Happy Day!
By Kristine Bents
Made with Spring in the Mail
By Jimmi Mayo

Made with "Beach Day"
By Brooke Lien

By Laura Williams

I extended Unity's "Random Sale" - TILL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!
Look at the fun sets!
5 for $55.00! FREE SHIPPING!
Spring In The Mail
Beach Day
Retail: $89.00 plus shipping
My web guy is OUT OF TOWN - so I cannot post this on my WEBSITE, therefore you will have to email me personally with the subject: SEND ME THE RANDOM SPECIAL!
I can take check or paypal for this special. No substitutions. No additions.
Don't forget to take a peek at the KIT CLUB of the Month shipping June 15, 2008
Samples from my Design Team made with this Collector's Kit!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The bigger the better....or hmmm...maybe not? You decide!

Look at these stamps. Aren't they Splendidly Large?
Scrapbooking and Card Making are equally fabulous in my opinion. Thus our line of stamps...
Unity likes to be different - yet accommodating all in the same.

We have decided to try a little something..... Shown here is a sample of the upcoming "Mini Mixups"
Thanks for the sweet little title idea, Brooke!
Above is our first little set called "Small Elegance"
It has 21 stamps that are a teenie version of some of my LARGE stamps including:
  • Vintage Swirls
  • Hawaiian Blast
  • Joy to the world
  • Random Words
  • (Circle of Love-Journey-Cherish-Change)
  • Time for Tea
  • Also some tiny stamps that didn't have any homes within our Unity kits as of yet.
Unity provides a handle that has a unique & simple support for our thin wood mounted and un-mounted stamps. We also provide stamps that support Scrapbooking and Card Making. Aside from our mini's we have TONS of smaller stamps within our kits are perfect for card making. The ones I have made smaller are the ones that were EXTRA LARGE to begin with.
"Something for Everyone" that is one of our motto's!
Unity Mini Mix-Up second kit: "Batch of Bitty"

This set has 21 stamps as well, and is made up of teenie versions of some of the stamps from kits such as:
  • Wish
  • Smiling Paisleys
  • Snowflake Joy
  • Oh! Happy Day
  • Some random stamps that didn't have homes within the Unity Kits.

I have taken some (not all) of my "EXTRA LARGE" stamps reduced them down significantly as you can see above. The large ones will fit beautifully on Cards as a background of sorts, and can be used fabulously for Scrabooking. The mini ones are specifically geared toward cards and mini scrapbooks.

Unity's Mini Mix-Ups will be available starting June 1.
Watch for them on my website!

Some more exciting FUN!
A "Random Special" at Unity!

I am random & spontaneous. My kids tell me, my friends tell me, my husband tells me, my family...and so on - I like to think of something and then JUST START. I think it through....slightly - only slightly.
So in CELEBRATION of randomness....Here is my Random Moment Sale!
Just because I WANT TO!
OK....and because I know some of you are welcoming your children home for the summer and you will need some new fun in your own little corner of the world....OH! ...also because my BANNER ad is in the MAIN Forum and we will be welcoming NEW GUESTS today to try out my stamps!
Un-mounted Deeply etched RED RUBBA!
O'Happy Day
Lily Pad Playland
Simple Pleasures
Spring In The Mail
Beach Day
Retail: $89.00 plus shipping
My web guy is OUT OF TOWN - so I cannot post this on my WEBSITE, therefore you will have to email me personally with the subject: SEND ME THE RANDOM SPECIAL!mailto:SPECIAL!

I can take a check, money order or paypal for this special.
No substitutions. No additions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mid-Week at Unity....

With Full Set Handle Orders
Starting Wednesday, May 28th
Brand New Free Set with Full Handle Purchase!
Mounted on our wood inserts, fitting into handle {b}
See below for more information:
Blog Candy Winner!
Janean Cambell - You have won Vintage Blue Bells & Handle {a}
Thanks for your guesses everyone!
I know that people are STILL curious about how the Unity Handles work.
They are so VERY SIMPLE.
Click on the YouTube footage above to be brought into the "light". It is a long video but you will "get it" in seconds.
We are running our special through June 15th.
$55.00 for all four handles
{as pictured above}
To order click here.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. "
Leo Buscaglia

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Blog Candy - Guess the Stamps!

Hello, Happy Tuesday!
I found a moment yesterday to participate in the challenge that Christi Snow has posted in the Unity Forum at Splitcoast. Every Monday Christi will be posting a fun little project for us to work on! Take a peek here.
This is a photo taken WAY BACK in 2001. I was on my 7th year of being a home-maker to 3 young boys and Oprah was an inspiration to me. My parents knew how much I wanted to attend a live taping of the her show. It was nearly impossible to get a seat in that audience. My father, being the caring person he is...did the next best thing! He sent my mother and I to the "Live Your Best Life" tour in Minneapolis. He put me right in the second row. On Father's Day 2001 - the boys ages 10, 8, & 4 went golfing with Dad and Papa while my mother and I enjoyed Oprah Winfrey at her best! Special Memory.
Let's give away another Unity Set!
Answer the question below!
Here is your chance to win a FREE Vintage Blue Bells & Handle {a} from Unity.

What 5 Unity stamps are used in this layout?

Simply answer the question above in the comment section and I will randomly pick one lucky lady with all the correct answers. The lucky winner will get Vintage Blue Bells & Handle {a} to go with it!

We have a ton of FUN Weekly Challenges at Splitcoast

Monday: Simple Scrapbook Challenge - Hosted by Christi Snow

Thursday: Project Based Challenge - Hosted by several different Unity DT Members

Friday: Inspirational Challenge - Hosted by Shannon Teubner

Take a peek and Join in the Fun!

"If you can recognize the need for improvement, things are already improving."

Author Unknown

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sentiments O' Simple
New Surprise Unity Release
Take a peek here to order!
Free Trifle Sentiments with ANY Purchase!
Place your order before Memorial Day 12:00 a.m. Central.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Stay Safe!
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson
Be Happy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Someone came SHOPPING at Unity!

Nothing makes a girl grin bigger than a polka dot purse full of money and STAMPS TO GO!
Even if your TWO.

Little Sofia thought her mommy, Brooke, could use some stamps!
Looks like she picked a few of the BEST!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Miracle, I actually STEPPED away from Unity for a DAY!

"No Fear" his t-shirt says. THAT'S FOR SURE! This kid does not have the word in his vocabulary!
Talking smart...need I say more? My dad and Chris solving the problems of the world!

"The Hunting Shack" as my little Sawyer coined it "Shadow Wood" as my lovely mother would prefer it called....

Out growing me by a leaping foot, I swear....beginning of the school year I was looking down at him, I turned around look what happened!

Can you see it in his eyes? Exactly...BUSY and SPOILED! This kid ROCKS!

The three oldest and their Mama....I looked at them together yesterday and took a deep breath. One of those "moments" that you realize just how extremely blessed you are!
"Life is measured in the moments that take your breath away"...I don't know who said it, but they sure knew what they were talking about!
I will start creating soon! I am sure you are all wondering if I have ANY TALENT at all! Laugh.
I need to get to the crafting table!
Till then, THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE ORDERS! We are HOPPING here at Unity!
Honestly, I could spend HOURS at Unity! Between the orders, Splitcoast, daily correspondence, etc. Every time I even so much as THINK about going to Unity, my heart jumps like it used to on Christmas Eve! I love it here! That being said...I adore my family time as well. Those boys are SO good to me...ALL 5 of them. We decided to spend some time at "The Hunting Shack" as the boys call it, or "Shadow Wood" as some in the family would prefer...Either way it is a fun retreat all year long where we spend time riding 4 wheelers, enjoying a bonfire, playing cards, talking smart and EATING! It is a mini vacation 15 minutes from home that we will always be grateful for! What does this have to do with STAMPING? Absolutely NOTHING! (unless I coordinate a little retreat there! THAT'S a thought!) Hope you enjoyed it anyway!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Unity welcomes a NEW Design Team Member!

You know when you meet someone and INSTANTLY feel a connection? THAT is exactly what happened when I met Shannan at CHA this winter! Who knew she was so ULTRA TALENTED! (OK, everyone did - expect the The important thing is that NOW I get to welcome her to my splendid list of Design Team Members! She is going to be a phenomenal addition to the team. Besides being "ultra talented" she is fun, upbeat, adorable and loves Unity! What more could I ask for? ****BONUS**** you know I love a bonus... she is a quote collector just like me. So, as Shannan slides easily into her place as a Unity fixture - Please welcome her! Take a peek at her blog, to experience some inspiration, you will be glad you stopped by!

Honored to have you!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Come join the fun!
Unity's first official NEW RELEASE PARTY!
Tonight @ 9:00 p.m. Central Time
See you there!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What is everyone saying about Unity?

"....woo hoo! Love the unique packaging, the fast delivery, the way you took care in packaging them, and was very touched by the personal hand written note letting me know about the backorder item - talk about over the top customer service! Can't wait to start creating with them!"
~Carolina (Click HERE to see her blog)

"The images are fantastic and nicely sized for various projects. Definitely not limited to cards. They are just screaming to be inked. I'll be sure to post my creations as soon as I make them. Thanks for the opportunity to try your stamps. I predict more of them in my near future."
~Jaspere (Splitcoast Gallery HERE)

'I just got my order today and I can't wait to start stamping! The images are fabulous and of great quality!!"
~Ana Wohlfahart (Click HERE to see her blog)

"I just received my first order today and I LOVE them, they are so wonderful and nice to ink and great deeply etched rubber. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! Can't wait to post my creations, and get my other order!!!"
~Heather (Click HERE to see her blog)

"...and had a BLAST with these amazing stamps!"
~Patter Cross (Click HERE to see her blog)

"I had been STALKING the Unity Stamp release, since I first saw their stuff posted on Craft Critque.Well one day there was some blog candy for Beautiful Butterflies. OMG! I almost fell over! I was in LOVE!!! I obviously didn't win the candy but since then I had been DYING to get my set. FINALLY I ordered. It was my 30th b-day gift to MYSELF!Upon ordering, I have to say I was a little surprised at the price-ONLY because I thought they were going to be those tiny Un-mounted images. I didn't give it too much thought, because if I love it, I want it, and eventually I'll just get it.So I got my set, and the stamps were a fabulous size! Think Winged Things (an old SU! butterfly set that I thought Id never part with, now I may be able too!!!)only you get MORE butterflies, and sentiments for LESS!! I was so super surprised and happy I was bouncin!Deep etched rubber too.So I guess my point is, I love them!As a customer I was very pleased. I love the packaging too! I also ordered the Time for tea (I think) bkgd. Shipping took 6 days total (including weekends) which to me for a new release, let alone new company, was very good.I didn't get the handles because I wasn't sure about the whole thing.Poor me now I have to place another order What ever is a girl to do!I am going to HAVE to add a coupe sets to it, gotta justify shipping!"
~Lauren Meader (Click HERE to see her blog)

Thanks for all the kind words!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mama's Day!

" When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts...A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
Sophia Loren

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother...never. A mother is something absolutely new"
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

"It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have...One pair that see through closed doors. Another in the back of her head...and, of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and reflect 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word."

-Erma Bombeck

"The best advice from my mother was a reminder to tell my children every day: 'Remember you are loved."

' -Evelyn McCormick

I stood in the hospital corridor the night after she was born. Through a window I could see all the small, crying newborn infants, and somewhere among them slept the one who was mine. I stood there for hours filled with happiness until the night nurse sent me to bed.

-Liv Ullman

It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. Then suddenly they disappear.
-Dorothy Evslin
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings. "
-Hodding Carter, Jr.
happy mother's day!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Handles coming in, Handles going out...

Unity has some fabulous local engineers working on their handles. If you have been following our blog you will know that already. At any rate - they are made with extremley HIGH quality. We are getting another shipment of them today, and will be starting to ship more of the handles ordered. If you emailed me with a pre-order, please take a moment to go here. If you are looking to add kits to your order, please feel free to do so at that time, and you can save on shipping!
Thanks a bunch! Can't wait to get these into your hands!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Time to focus....

......ON NEW KITS!!!!
I can finally step away from filling orders, hand that job over to some of the fabulous people at Unity and start focusing on adding more STAMPS to our line! I am so excited! So watch closely in the coming days, as Unity unveils 5 more kits and 10 singles! We are going to have a scavenger hunt at Splitcoast to unveil some of our NEW images one, by one, by one! My Design Team is going to help! How about those singles, won't that be SPLENDID? Stay Posted - everything is new, fresh and fun here at Unity!
(please note, our current kits will always remain to be "kits" - singles will be released soon, but I will NOT be selling what I currently have in kits as singles)

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Inspirational GURU of sorts - Love those quotes!

A thought for Wednesday, May 7th

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering."
St. Augustine, 354 430
Every single one of my CHA orders has "left the building!"
WOW - First week of MAY just like we promised!
People are keeping us hopping here at Unity!
Thanks so Much!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Bliss & a Birdie" Kit Club First Collectors Edition

Brought to you by Unity & our Amy Baas Collection
Please Note: We will have an official sign up on our website under the kit club tab soon. In the meantime email me at to get on the list for the First Collector's Edition of Unity's "Bliss & a Birdie"
For more information on the Kit Club of the Month go here:
The first orders are starting to "leave the building" and it was an exciting opening for Unity. I feel extremely blessed with the reception our line is getting from every angle. Everyone has been extremely supportive! My family, friends, my design team, the people who work with us EVERYDAY ( and well into the evening I might add), our clients, our stores, Splitcoast - EVERYONE has been nothing less than splendid.
We had a little "release party" at Unity this weekend. My mother made gourmet appetizers and we welcomed all the people who have taken part in our lives and Unity. So many have shown amazing support through the last 6 months....6! Amazing.
We are loving the moment and looking forward to this journey - I know we are in for some serious F-U-N!
"How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world cannot control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not now."
Gerald Jampolsky, MD

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Forum up and running....Come Visit!

We are up and running on!

Take some time to come visit with us!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Thursday, May 1, 2008 takes a small village....

...AND our UPS man, Wayne to launch a stamp company!
This is the intense "pad printer" that puts all the images on our wood cassettes at Unity. It was a PROCESS to get this bad boy down to a science!

But...THEY DID IT! Beautiful Images courtesy of some serious brain power - and...

Hey...who said it was going to be easy? Fun, yes....Easy, Nope!

Hence, we are all in good spirits and the giddiness kicks in around 2:30 daily as the 80's music blares and Unity emerges from a mere vision of two dreamers to a HUGE reality that has produced so many unbelievable relationships, good times, and excitement for the future of this company.

As our kits are assembled...

and the orders go out the door....

you can be sure we are here to STAY!

What started as a simple "WISH" has now become so much bigger, so real, and so wonderful!
We have run into some simple challenges as opening day came and went, although they are being continuously remedied and life at Unity remains full speed ahead.
Please take a peek at the following link to see the FABULOUS review on
The girls wrote an excellent review of our handles! We are SO PLEASED! Don't forget to look into the gallery of the talented gals that reviewed our stamps...the samples are stunning & simply adorable!
If you have taken a moment to stop by and shop on the Unity website you will notice that the shopping cart is not co-operating so well. Please know that we are on top of the situation and working VERY HARD to be sure that you experience is positive. Please feel free to email me your order to avoid any frustration till my web guy has things all smooth.
Must be a week for computer glitches as most of you will notice that UNITY is not LIVE as Splitcoast as of yet. The Splitcoast Sweeties (I like calling them that cause they are SO FABULOUS there!) are working very hard to get our forum up and running. There is a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ready to be revealed so be sure to pay us a visit!
Blog Candy WINNER!
Lisa - "MY"
is my winner for my FINAL pre-release blog candy!
No WORRIES, though - tune into SPLITCOAST on Saturday...more fun prizes to be given away for NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY!
I have one final winner to post....the winner of a set of handles with 3 kits of their choice!
Please check back - soon.
With all the wonderful happenings at UNITY I need a few moments to get this winner chosen at random!
Is this the LONGEST post EVER???!!!
Thanks to every single one of you gals for your support of Unity!
A note to all my stores: Product is shipping this FIRST week of May! You shall have Unity in your possession very soon! FUN STUFF!

Unity is Open!

Shopping Cart is up and running!
Go to and shop around!
Don't forget to take a peek at the Kit of the Month!
Sign up details will be available this afternoon!

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