Thursday, September 27, 2018

Unity & Brutus Monroe Blog HOP!!

Hey—Happy Thursday! Today I’m participating in one of the most-anticipated hops of my crafty life and am sharing an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout as part of the Unity & Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. YES!

Here’s a peek at the layout using all four of the NEW background stamps rolling out for today’s hop.


I used Spilled Paint, Barn Wall, Hit the Brick, and Dance with Denim on my layout above simply by stamping them onto cardstock and using my Silhouette to cut out the various circles on the layout and strips that make the border on the bottom of the layout. You could also utilize a punch if that’s what you have in your crafty arsenal. Of note, the strips were adhered to my layout using a zig-zag stitch.
To save time and energy, but mostly to be happy with the end results, I used a sketch I found online at https://www.studiocalico.com/blog. They have quite a few sketches I use from time to time.

The selfie of my daughter and me in the layout was taken during a concert at the Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys, California, this past August when we saw Bush, The Cult, and Stone Temple Pilots. We had a blast together. It was a great show and a beautiful venue to relax and sip wine. I’m definitely going there again. Check it out if you live nearby.
Here’s a close-up of the layout.


These background stamps are so versatile. You can use them on all of your craft projects including cards, mixed media canvases, tags—you name it. I really don’t know which one is my favorite. That’s why I used them all.

LOOK!!
We have FOUR amazing Unity filled prize packages WORTH $100 each to give away. Leave a comment on EACH hopper’s blog listed below for your chance to win. PLUS join us for our Instagram (@unitystampco) hop. Leave a comment on each of the hopper’s instagram posts for an EXTRA chance to win.

{Winners will be announced on the Unity Blog Tuesday, October 2nd.}


Be sure you take advantage of Unity’s latest 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.

The next one on the hop is the very lovely and talented Donna!!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Unity’s July 2018 Blog Hop!

How’s July been treating you all? I hope you’ve found some time to stamp and create with some Unity stamps. Just hide inside with the air conditioner going, sipping a cold drink, and get your stamp-on. It sounds lovely!

For this month’s hop, I’m sharing a couple mixed media chipboard tags I put together using a couple of the new releases with this month’s SMAK kit.

Here’s a tag using one of Angie Blom’s NEW Angie Girls, Emerson.


I also incorporated this month’s SMAK Kit in the title and with stamping the stars. You could make such a cool background with the stars in no time at all.

One of my most favorite things to do with the Angie Girls is photo piecing. That’s when I manipulate a selfie and piece it in the blank space of the Angie Girl.

Here’s another look at my tag.


Here's a peek at the Emerson Kit and this month's SMAK Kit.



Here’s the other chipboard tag I completed using the “Always Had My Heart” kit by Tierra Jackson.


Sometimes I like to accessorize the stamps with hats. That’s what I did with this snow person. I found the bunny-eared fedora photo online. Then I printed-and-cut it using my Silhouette, adhered it to chipboard, and popped it from the snow person using dimensional dots.

This is such a sweet little image. So adorable!

Here’s another photo of the above tag.



Here's a peek at Tierra Jackson's kit I used above.


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 latest 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, June 14, 2018

Unity’s June 2018 Blog Hop

Greetings from my craft room this lovely June! I hope you all are enjoying summer weather and good times with friends and family.

For this month’s hop, I’m sharing a 5-x-7-inch mixed media canvas I put together using one of the NEW sets from the Graciellie release.


QUICK PROCESS: First I applied some distress paint to the edges of the canvas and allowed time for it to dry. I stamped right onto printed tissue paper using solvent ink and adhered the stamped/printed tissue paper to the canvas with gel medium (allow time to dry). I framed the canvas with some Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens and filled it in here and there with distress ink and acrylic paint. I paper-pieced four of the flower portions of the stamp, fussy cut them, machine-sewed a button in the middle, and crinkled it to give it some dimension and interest. It was adhered to the canvas using a dimensional zot.

Here’s another picture of the canvas from a different perspective.
This is such a lovely stamp set. It’s my favorite from this release.


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 10th Birthday Celebration 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.