Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hip HOP!!!

Hello Thursday.. Hip Hop magic will be happening this week.. so make sure you check out
all the amazing projects from the DT in this Weekly Hop..
Hip Hop AMAZINGness..( is that even a word... well it is now) hehe
Also check out the blog later today with details on
a SUPER BOWL sale... yes I said SUPER BOWL
Angela will have all the details for you later this afternoon.
so let's get on with today's hop
It all starts on My blog..
Jolande van Oosterhout -
Leave a comment on all of the listed blogs and also this one.. for a chance
to be a winner of ONE of THREE gift certificates for $20.00 each.
happy commenting.
Remember tomorrow is the release of the Unity Kit of the Month...
you are going to just LOVE it..
I promise!!
we will post the kit tomorrow for all to see!!
Whoop Whoop!!
Have a great day

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Growing in Unity Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! Maria here with your Growing in Unity gal this week!  This week the fabulous Erin Lee Schreiner is up sharing her Unity projects!

Meet Erin:

Here is a little something about Erin:

"My name is Erin Schreiner and I reside in Dallas, Texas y'all! I have a beautiful and spunky 5 year old daughter and 2 crazy dogs with my husband. I started paper crafting in 2008 and have been hooked ever since! Unity Stamp Company is my absolute favorite stamp company, and those that know me know this to be true. (Check out my blog to see my shoe organizer full of Unity stamps!) I am currently serving on Susan K Weckesser's design team and am having a ball working with her Unity co-branded stamps. My style is retro mixed with pops of color. I love Unity for many reasons: the people, the quality and the images. Now for the fun part: Unity is letting me give away TWO Itty Bittys to one lucky commenter! I will choose a random commenter from my blog all week and they can choose any two of their choice. Sound fun? Cool! So head over to my blog and be sure to comment all week for your chance to win! "

Check out this great card Erin made for today:

Be sure to swing by Erin's Blog each day this week and leave her some love for your chance to win 2 itty bitty stamps!!

That's all for now!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DT Tuesday with Shemaine

Hello Unity friends. Shemaine here for this week's Design Team Tuesday. I just can't stop inking up this month's KOTM

All Hearts& Love

I paired these cute stamps and the Crazy for You collection from We R Memory Keepers and created a sweet layout of my daughter and her daddy.

Daddy's girl

I also created a quick card using the chevron patterned stamp from the Dec SMAK kit.

I {heart} U

For the chevron stamp and ink'd and embossed the image and then sprayed it with Tattered Angels. Next I added some accent using Martha Stewart iridescent glitter and a Quickie Glue pen.

Now my pick for Tuesday is a cute little card by Tina Demarche that I found over at SplitCoast Stampers.

Rock On!

I love this card that features the new Phyllis Harris Rock On Kid stamp.
Make sure you head over to the Splitcoast Gallery and leave her some love.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 28, 2013

All Hearts & Love

Have you seen the current Kit of the Month??? 

OH MY GOSH!! It is adorable!!

I couldn't resist creating a card with that owl...yikes he is cute!

Not a kit member yet?? Check out all the sign up details here
I love my monthly kit!
It is happy mail that I look forward to each and every month!
And there is always so many great images to stamp with!

Just a few more days left in January to get this fabulous kit!

Happy Monday....

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hip Hop Winners!

Hello Unity friends! It's time to announce our Hip Hop winners. Are you excited? I know I am...Thank you all for hopping along with us this week and good luck! So onto the names....

Congratulations to you, ladies!
**You each are the recipient of a $20 Unity Gift Certificate**
Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a "Hip Hop Comment Prize".

Stamp of the Week Reveal!!

Hello Unity friends!

Are you ready for this week's STAMP OF THE WEEK?

It's called
"let's ketchup soon"

GET YOUR STAMP of the WEEK - shipped to you AUTOMATICALLY every single WEEK!!
  Just $5.79 gets you a NEW STAMP delivered to your door EVERY WEEK.

Read all about it RIGHT HERE!!

Now, for some fabulous inspiration just for you...


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mixed Media SMAK Saturday!!

Good Afternoon everyone, Angie Blom here with a Mixed Media Canvas Art post. Did you know some of these images in the SMAK kit are great for Mixed Media Art.. They are so perfectly sizedso you can use them on your canvases without too much fuss..

I am going to show you and explain how.
This one I did using the January  2013 SMAK kit..

My Banner Life
here is the January 2013 SMAK kit..
if you are a SMAK kit member you can get all the past kits for the membership
price. It is only offered at this price if you are a membership.. that is a great
benefit for joining this SMAK  kit of the month!!
First I coated my canvas (3x5) with some yellow paint,
this I did with 2 coats of Claudine Hellmuth Studio dash of yellow
Let dry...
then using my versamark ink pad I inked up the birdcage image.
inking it up each time for the added birdcages..
then with some White embossing powder I sprinkled
it on top of each image.. tapping the access powder off.
Then with my heat gun I heated all the images up.
leaving a glossy embossed look.. it looks
amazing on the yellow painted background.
Using the Life is Good sentiment. I did the same thing but using black embossing
powder.. the only thing left to do was to add some fun elements.
Those white embellishments are some older Melissa Frances
embellishments from my stash.. the polymer clay camera my
son made me last year and the heart pins are from Maya Road.
I think it give a fun feel to the canvas.. Simple and not too much.
Now, tell me isn't this great.. you can do this with all Unity Images.. we
have so many large wonderful images you can make a whole stack
of small canvas ART pieces for your home or a gift.
This is the current SMAK kit.. it just came out Yesterday..
tell me would that heart map  or compass image look amazing on a piece of CANVAS!!
I think so...
You can check out all the details for the SMAK kit on the
Have a Creative Day

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stamp of the Week - {Hello Pretty}

Hi Unity Peeps,
It's Renee here, just wanting to remind you that you still have time to
sign up to the Stamp of the Week, so that you too can receive this week's stamp
Here is a card I made using the stamp and my new Faber Castell Pitt Pencils.

This stamp is soo pretty and so easy to color!

Click HERE to sign up.

Thanks for stopping by.

So glad it is Friday & Friends With Flair!

Hey there everyone!!
It's time for Friends with Flair!!
I cannot wait to see all your creations.
So much going on this week, with some
New Releases!!
Check out this release from
Unity & Liz Hicks Studios. 
So head on over to Unity Stamp Co. to check out the rest of the new releases!
It's time for:
share and get inspired
by all of our wonderfully talented
simply add a link to YOUR Unity projects
There will be 2 PRIZES given away each week.

One randomly awarded to one of the peeps who participates
in the blog hop by using Linky Tools
One will be given away to a random commenter on one of the participating blogs
Both prize winners will be announced on Monday.

COME and Join the FRIDAY FUN at UNITY!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Welcome to another exciting HIP HOP - 
celebrating LOVE and BRAVERY weekend!

It's Thienly here to begin the hop for ya!

Before I let you go - 
just wanted to fill you in on the sale details!

Here are the new releases:
 Liz Hicks
 SVG Cuts
 and 2 itty bittys!

 You won't want to miss this!

(For those of you with cutting machines that allows you to cut SVGs - 
there are 'Stampables' (complements the stamps) available on the SVG Cuts' blog! 
See video demo and download there!) 

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Also, there are TONS of Love and Bravery stamps that are marked under $12 or less, 
so make sure you check them out!

From every sale, a dollar will be donated to Melody Ross (Brave Girls Club) 
and her work with Full Circle Exchange.
Just to spice things up - 
here's a peek at one of my projects :)
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Lastly, but not least - 
please do remember to leave some love on EACH of these following blogs that you vist :)
There's going to be 3 winners chosen randomly (including comments from here)
to win one of $20 gift certificates to the store.

Now, let's begin!

The first stop is the amazing Andrea's blog!

Here's the whole list for your reference :)

Hope you enjoy the hop!
Feel free to come back and let us know how much you enjoyed the hop, too!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Inspiration Wednesday!

I don't know about you, but I have about a million pictures to scrap. At times it can be overwhelming. But then one fine day, I stumbled upon the most fabulous thing...PROJECT LIFE. It allows me to scrap my stuff in half the time!! I am currently working simultaneously on albums for 2012, Florida vacation 2009, Megan's freshman book, and all three of my kids' baby(ish) books. It is so managable and AWESOME.

But wait...there's more...

I paired my project life pages with my favorite UNITY STAMPS (especially the SMAK kits) and the pages got EVEN BETTER!!! No lie. See here:

So if you are looking for something new to try, or if you just want to be inspired like me, be sure to check out the Unity Stamp Company Blog AND Project Life Blog and put them together like a reeses peanutbutter cup does with the chocolate and peanut butter (people my age and older will get this witty pop culture reference from the 80's commercial..."who put this chocolate in my peanut butter?!").  BAM!  Ya can't go wrong!! :)
Have a super hump day! :)

Growing in Unity Wednesday

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  It's time for Growing in Unity!  This week the fabulous Julie Odil! 

Meet Julie:

Here is something about Julie:

"I’m so excited to be this week’s Growing in Unity girl! I love a reason to play with that gorgeous Unity red rubber. This is my second time as your Growing In Unity girl and I’m honored! I love all things paper: layouts, banners, wall art. If it’s paper, I’ll try it. But stamps and cards. Well, they bring me joy. I rarely make a project without stamping on it somewhere and creating a card just makes my heart happy. I also treasure the connections I’ve made with other stampers through Unity’s Friends With Flair. It’s one of the highlights of my week. Come link up with us! And visit my blog this week for your chance to win two Unity Itty Bitty stamps:"

Check out this great card Julie made:

Be sure to visit Julie each day at her blog Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers!  At the end of the week Julie will pick one winner at random from her comments and that person will win 2 itty bitty's of their choice!

Till next week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DT Tuesday with Andi

Happy Winter!
I admit it
I love winter
Which is a good thing considering I live in a snow belt
We haven't had much snow so far
and the days have been sorta warm
Love it when it is snowing a blowing!!

One of the reasons is I love winter is Snowmen!!!
I made them as a child
and I help my kids make them now
Mind  you they never look as good as this guy on my card
he is a cutie!
I used Roly Poly Winter Joy for my image
and used my florescent coloured copics on kraft card stock

So for my pick this Tuesday I decided to check Splitcoaststampers
it has been awhile since I have been on there
I need to change that- so many beautiful creations there!
This one grabbed my eye right away

This card is by Rachel Rose
Rachel used the Eiffel Tower from the Dec KOTM
Rachel this card is stunning!
You can find Rachel's card here at Splitcoaststampers
She gives a lot of detail on how she made her card in the description
Please pop on over and give her some love!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Friends With Flair Winners

Winner Time

What a fantastic week it was!
Hope you enjoyed the Unity Garage Sale.
Cannot wait for you to see the amazing SMAK Kit for February.
Be sure to keep an eye out as it is AWESOME!
44 entries this week!!
How cool is that?!
Time for some WINNERS!!
Let's get to our
Winners from January 18, 2013

blog participant:

comment from #9 "Julie O's" blog
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Created by ~ DonnaK
January 18, 2013   4:29PM
Your card is super sweet! Great job and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Include your Full Name, Address
and state that you "won Friends With Flair".

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