Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 10.16.14!!

YIPPEE--It’s THURSDAY and Unity’s got NEW releases—Four Christmas kits by Phyllis Harris. Also, there’s a SALE, a blog hop, and I’ve got a NEW video for you, too.

Let’s get started with the NEW video where I show you how to use the Distress Marker Spritzer Tool 2 ways—with a Distress Marker and WITHOUT any marker in it at all.

The Distress Marker Spritzer Tool gives a speckled effect to paper projects when you use a Distress Marker in it. When used without a Distress Marker in it, you get a different result. Most of us know that when you spray distress inks with water, they react to produce random, cool effects. When using this tool without a pen in it, the tool provides bursts of air by pumping the bulb which helps move the ink/water randomly. Also, it helps to move the ink/water away from a particular place on your project that you want to keep clean or free from chaos. Watch the video to see how this is done!!

Also, I provide some tips on using the Distress Marker Spritzer Tool if it hasn’t worked for you in the past.

Below is the tag I completed in the video. I used a stamp from this month’s Kit of the Month (preview below).

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Using a stamp from Unity Stamp Company’s October 2014 Kit of the Month

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. This is the same process I used to fussy cut the angel and add the offset to the angel.

The magic of a Pixscan mat, a Silhouette Cameo, and Unity Stamps--Fussy Cutting

Below is a preview of this month’s Kit of the Month, Love & Joy for the Holidays. As I’ve said before--This is THE kit to have for the coming holiday season and for years to come. You can easily whip out some cards, holiday tags, ornaments, keepsakes, gifts—whatever your crafty heart desires to make.

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Here’s a peek at the Four NEW Christmas kits by Phyllis Harris

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

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 you take advantage of Unity’s latest 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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Thank you all so much for hopping along with us and leaving positive comments. They are MUCH appreciated. If you ever have questions regarding my creative process or crafty items or tools that I use along the journey, PLEASE leave me your questions in the comments.

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

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 10.02.14!!!

It’s the second day of the month which means NEW kits at Unity! AND because it’s THURSDAY, there’s NEW releases, a SALE, and a Unity Blog Hop.

Let’s start hopping with some holiday card inspiration.

It’s just around the corner—literally. Don’t worry. Unity has lots of stamps to help you through this holiday card season.

Here’s a peek at four cards I put together in a matter of minutes. I used the NEW Kit of the Month with the NEW grab bags.

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I enlisted my Silhouette Cameo to make the card bases, scallop borders, and print-and-cut the Digital Project Life cards that served as the basis for my designs. Then I added the magic of Unity stamps with very little embellishing--just some fussy cutting (using my Silhouette Cameo), pearls, bling, twine, and glossy accents here and there. These designs can easily be mass produced.

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Below is a preview of this month’s Kit of the Month, Love & Joy for the Holidays. This is THE kit to have for the coming holiday season and for years to come. You can easily whip out some cards, holiday tags, ornaments, keepsakes, gifts—whatever your crafty heart desires to make.

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Here’s a peek at the NEW grab bags that will compliment this kit PERFECTLY!

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And maybe you’re just not yet ready for the Holiday Season that is rapidly approaching us NOW . . .

Unity has you covered there as well with a NEW set of phenomenal background stamps by Joslyn Nielson for ANY occasion.

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I used one of the new background stamps on the above 5-x-7-inch canvas. I printed a digital background (Dreamy Photos 14 by Nancie Rowe-Janitz available at snapclicksupply.com) onto white tissue paper using my printer and adhered it to the canvas using Faber-Castell Gel Medium. Then I did a little fussy cutting (with my Silhouette Cameo) and adhered some pearls to the butterfly. This literally took me just minutes to do.

For the Faber-Castell Hop, I prepared a video showing you how I print on tissue paper at home and how to adhere it to canvas to use as your background. It’s easy-peasy.

Here’s another look at that video in case you missed it.

This is the same process I used to adhere the above background to the canvas.

Here’s a peek at the NEW background stamps by Joslyn Nielson. They are marvelous! You NEED these . . .

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Also, 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.

The magic of a Pixscan mat, a Silhouette Cameo, and Unity Stamps--Fussy Cutting!

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

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 you take advantage of Unity’s latest 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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Thank you all so much for hopping along with us and leaving positive comments. They are MUCH appreciated. If you ever have questions regarding my creative process or crafty items or tools that I use along the journey, PLEASE leave me your questions in the comments.

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Unity Stamp of the Week #143: Warm & Cozy

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For this week’s Unity Stamp of the Week, I stamped cute little cozy socks with the perfect sentiment this time of year to adorn cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, gift wrap--you name it.

This stamp set makes me want to put on some warm socks, grab a cup of hot tea, and relax with a warm blanket in front of a fire, a good movie, or read a book.

Above is a tag I put together inspired by the feelings I had for this week’s Unity Stamp-of-the-Week set.

By signing up to be a Stamp-of-the-Week member, you get an exclusive stamp delivered to your door EVERY WEEK for just $5.79 – that INCLUDES SHIPPING {$7.79 International}.

THEN, you can purchase ANY past Stamp of the Week for $4—THAT’S pretty cool!

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Click HERE to sign up NOW!!

I hope you have a WARM & COZY week ahead!