Thursday, April 28, 2016

Unity Blog Hop 04.28.16!

Happy End-of-April Hop Day Unity followers!! What have you all been creating this past month with Unity stamps? Please share!

I’ve got some projects I’ve been working on this month using Unity Stamp Company stamps along with a few QUICK videos to share the process.

Here’s a look-see at the 8-1/2-x-11-inch layout I completed for the KOTM Monday post for the Unity Blog on the 11th of April.


Here’s a quick recap: I made this layout the Sunday before the post with the new Kit of the Month for April 2016, "Without Fear . . . Without Limits".  That’s my happy traveling daughter, Brandi, exploring New Zealand this past January. The sentiment is from the March 2016 Kit of the Month, “Chance to Change”. I couldn’t resist repeating the butterfly image from this month’s kit to make a border. Then I fussy-cut several of the butterflies, so they would stand out. Overall, easy-peasy and time well spent on a rainy day.

Gaze upon this month’s Kit of the Month below. Clicking on the image below will take you to the Kit-of-the-Month subscription page at Unity Stamp Company.


Next up I airbrushed a 12-x-12-inch memorial scrapbook layout featuring Unity’s NEW sentiment Kit, Mama’s & Grandma’s with a sentiment from NEW Bohemian Backgrounds Kit.


That’s my mama in the frame of the layout. I always get a bit down around Mother’s Day because I miss her in my life SO much. When she passed away, I don’t think I had made it clear to her how much she meant to me in my life. I was 23 years old and my creative side hadn’t emerged yet, so I never got to make her anything that was from my heart and soul. That creative side of me didn’t emerge for another ten or more years. It’s taken me quite a while to make something with her picture (over 20 years now). My dad has most of the pictures of my mom and I do have access to them, but this is my most favorite picture and I own it, so rather than be depressed this Mother’s Day, I’m going to look at this layout with her pretty picture.

I made a couple of process videos of the layout.




Clicking on the image below will take you to this NEW sentiment kit at Unity Stamp Company.


Here’s another project I made using the Bohemian Backgrounds set.


I have a process video for this project, also.


I DO have the opportunity to read comments regarding my videos, and I appreciate your feedback. Yes--these projects I put together may not be QUICK and they may not be EASY for everyone, but that's where I'm at in my crafting journey and I want to share the process with you. We only get 1 minute and 30 seconds or less to do each video, so I gotta cram a lot into that timeframe. However, PLEASE feel free to ask questions. I'd be so happy to answer them. To add to that, use your pause button to read my prompts, and watch them on YouTube as there may be an option to slow the video down. I think? Right?

Clicking on the image below will take you to the Bohemian Backgrounds kit at Unity Stamp Company.


Last but not least, I put together a Father’s Day card using this week’s Stamp of the Week, “Dad is There”.


Here’s a recap of that post: That’s right folks! Father’s Day is just around the corner and there’s lots you can do with this image. I put together a Father’s Day card in the shape of a snow globe using my Silhouette Cameo! Also, I put down the negative part of a DIY cloud stencil, filled my airbrush with some Broken China Distress Ink, sprayed away, and made the background behind the penguins. YEAH. It WAS quick and easy. Really.


Here’s a look at the inside where I placed the sentiment.


Select the image below to be taken to Unity’s Stamp-of-the-Week Subscription page where you can get on board starting with this SUPER cute image for Father’s Day.


NOW onto the really GOOD stuff . . .
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 NEWEST promotion at https://www.unitystampco.com/ !!



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).


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, March 31, 2016

Unity Blog Hop 03.31.16!

Finally--Happy Spring & Hop Day Unity peeps!!
What have you all been doing to celebrate springtime so far?
I’ve got some projects I’ve been working on this month using Unity Stamp Company stamps along with a couple of QUICK videos to share the process.

Here’s a look-see at the first project I completed at the beginning of March for the DT Tuesday post on the Unity Blog.


RECAP: It’s an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout that was inspired by the “Damn Daniel” viral video sensation. If you haven’t heard of these videos, no worries. Just go ahead and Google it. My kids told ME about it. At first, I was a bit puzzled, but then after watching a few of the super short videos, I started saying the catch phrase, too. Anyway, Daniel is sporting some crisp white Vans in a few of the videos, and well, I’ve got some Vans that I’m pretty proud of, too. That’s me in the photo sporting’ my J.Crew Vans that I brilliantly scored recently by trading clothes. That’s a whole other addiction of mine—clothes trading. I’ll save that addiction for another layout. I used a couple of Unity’s Kits of the Month, including this month’s Kit of the Month, and the July 2015 Kit of the Month, with some SMAK kits from January and February 2016.

Here’s a peek at March’s Kit of the Month. Clicking on the image below will take you to the Kit-of-the-Month subscription page at Unity Stamp Company.


Next up is a shaker card I put together using Unity’s Heavens Pennies stamp set that was released earlier in the month. There’s a QUICK video, too, on how I made this shaker card—my FIRST one!


Clicking on the image below will take you to the product page at Unity Stamp Company.




Next up is a fluffy bunny tag I put together using Unity’s Stamp of the Week for March 20, 2016, “Fluffy Love”. It’s a glittery-filled tag I made just in time for Easter. It’s pretty much the same process as the shaker card above except I filled it completely with glitter.


Here’s another peek at my tag hanging from a chicken wire frame--PERFECT I think for a baby’s room d├ęcor.


Clicking on the image below will take you to the CURRENT Stamp-of-the-Week page at Unity Stamp Company.


More recently I put together a tag using Unity Stamp Company’s NEW Kit of the Month and SMAK Kit for April 2016.


I used an airbrush loaded with distress ink along with some DIY stencils to make the landscape background of the tag AND I made a video of the process.


Here’s a peek at April’s SMAK Kit. Clicking on the image below will take you to the SMAK Kit subscription page at Unity Stamp Company.


NOW onto the GOOD stuff . . .
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 NEWEST promotion at https://www.unitystampco.com/ !!



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).


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, February 25, 2016

Unity Blog Hop 02.25.16!!

WOW-wee!! Yippee! Finally! Whoop-Whoop!

And all of the above--We’re having a Unity Blog Hop!

It’s been almost a month since we’ve hopped and I’ve got a few projects to share with you along with a video to get YOU hooked on something sticky sch-weet!

ALL month long I’ve been stamping on sticky notes because they’re just so EASY to obtain, easy to share, and well, you tend to use minimal supplies on them. The stamps really tend to be the focus.

Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve been doing this month with sticky notes and Unity stamps.





We often use them to post quick reminders for things we may or may not want to do. Why not use them in a completely unexpected way? You might grab someone’s attention.

Here’s a video where I assemble some of the poppin’ sticky notes above using Unity stamps.



Now onto scrapbooking!  Here’s a couple of layouts I put together using this month’s SMAK.


The above layout is an 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I made of a girls’ day out with my daughter, Gwen, a few weeks ago. We took this selfie towards the end of the day while sitting on a bench.


Here’s another 8-1/2-x-11-inch scrapbook layout I made with the SMAK. Gwen has had braces for the past couple of years and just couldn’t wait to get her braces off earlier this month. She SMILED for hours--heck, she’s still smiling. It was a REALLY BIG DAY for Gwen! I decided to scrapbook the event and list some of the treats she had that day that she’d been missing the past couple of years while in braces.

Here’s a look at this month’s SMAK.


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 NEWEST promotion!!



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).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/434773279941105/

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!