Thursday, November 27, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 11.27.14!

Not only is it Thursday and the Unity Hop, but TODAY is Thanksgiving in the United States!  I have a layout with a video to share with you on what I’m thankful for—my family.

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Featured in the layout above is a picture of my four children being goofy and silly together while we were at Disneyland. When this magic happens, these are the happiest times in my life. My family is my reason for everything. Being a wife to my husband and a mother to my children completes me. That’s the truth. I cannot imagine my life without them and I couldn’t be more proud of them and my husband.

“I may not be perfect, but when I look at my children, I know that I got something in my life perfectly right.”

That quote says it all.

What are YOU thankful for?

Here’s a video I took while putting the above layout together.  It’s super short and might entertain some of you while you’re waiting for your bird to cook.

Thankful Layout using LOTS of Unity Stamps

Here’s a peek at the Unity stamps I used above.

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(some) OTHER SUPPLIES USED

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WHAT does Unity have this week for two lucky Unity enthusiasts on Thanksgiving Thursday?!!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway (Unity sign not included). Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog:

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

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Good luck to you ALL!

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).

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Click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the hop for some Unity inspiration!

AND I hope you all have a SAFE and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Be Yourself with NEW Video

be yourself landscapeToday I’m sharing a card I put together using this month’s AH-Mazing SMAK and Layers of Life kits available at Unity Stamp Company.

Trust Your Soul and Dwelling Dots

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I just cannot resist butterflies. They symbolize transformation, beauty, and independence. The butterfly in this month’s SMAK kit is PERFECTION. There’s even a little heart right at the top of it’s wing. What great detail!

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This month’s Layers of Life kit has THE perfect sentiment and background to pair with this gorgeous butterfly image. The two of these kits together would be a great combination to own.

If you’re interested in the process of how I put this card together, which includes a bit of sewing and applying some glittery goodness, please watch my new video. It’s only six minutes long!

Using Unity’s SMAK & LOL Kits from November 2014

(some) OTHER SUPPLIES USED

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In addition, if you haven’t seen how I use my Silhouette Cameo with the Pixscan mat to help me with my fussy cutting, here’s a video I prepared a little while back.

Fussy cutting at it’s finest (easiest)!

I hope you all have a happy-crafty week!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

BROWN Thursday Unity Blog Hop 2014!!

It’s BROWN Thursday and Unity’s got a hop and a sale scheduled just for you! This sale is going to be THE sale to stock up on all of those stamps you’ve denied yourself all year long. Go ahead, spoil yourself a little. Indulge in your rubbery Unity fetish and travel along this hop to see how the Unity DT have used old and NEW Unity Stamps available NOW at a low, low price! Did I mention there are incentive stamps, too?! Yep.

I’ve held Thanksgiving at my house for most of the past 20 years because it’s just easier to do it that way. In addition, I know for a fact that the food will be good and my house will have the aromas I long for all year.

Leftovers. Enough said.

Still, after all of these years, I struggled with putting together an enormous grocery list from my recipes. Unfortunately, my recipes were buried in cookbooks, online bookmarks, or they may have even resided on that one piece of paper that was somewhere in my house. Somewhere. Pinterest had helped me but I had to struggle with my iPhone or tablet’s battery issues or WI-FI connection. After the frustration of putting together this year’s grocery list, I had ENOUGH!  I set out to create a central place for my recipes that was tangible AND cute, SO this is a picture of what I came up with and I couldn’t be happier. I even have room to add future recipes. Maybe I’ll even stash future grocery lists. Hooray for organization!

recipe holder

UNITY Fashionistas are some of my favorite stamps and I think they’ve put a sexy, fun, and sassy spin on this recipe holder. Don’t you think?  The sentiments I used on the cooking reference cards have me cracking up and giggling like a school girl. I think they will keep me in the right mood during one of the year’s most demanding holidays. Fashionistas and Kahlua.

recipe reference cards

I have an assembly video for you that shows how I put it together, how it looks in my hot little hands, AND I demonstrate how to use the Unity Bow Maker. Heck, I think it makes my hands look hot. These fashionistas are smokin’!

Recipe holder that won’t disappoint!!

Here’s a rundown of all the Unity rubbery goodness I used in the making of the recipe holder.

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UK-633A-CHARLOTTE-FASHIONISTA

UK-688A-VIVIANNE-FASHIONISTA

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(some) OTHER SUPPLIES USED

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In addition, if you haven’t seen how I use my Silhouette Cameo with the Pixscan mat to help me with my fussy cutting, here’s a video I prepared a little while back.

Fussy cutting at it’s finest!

WHAT does Unity have this week for two lucky Unity enthusiasts on BROWN Thursday?!!!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway (Unity sign not included). Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog:

http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

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Good luck to you ALL!

Be sure to take advantage of Unity’s Brown Thursday Promotion by clicking the graphics below which are just like magical portals that will take you away to Unity Stamp Company where you can SHOP—SHOP--SHOP!

SALE STARTS AT NOON CENTRAL TIME

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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).

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Now go grab some hot cocoa to warm your hands and click on the next picture below to be taken to the next blog in the Brown Thursday Blog Hop for some Unity inspiration!

AND I hope you all have a safe and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!