Thursday, December 11, 2014

Unity Blog Hop 12.11.14!!

Yippee!! We’ve made it to another THURSDAY and Unity’s got a NEW sentiment kit with NEW Unity {be inspired} Challenge, LOTS of new stamps, and a SALE. I’ve got a NEW video and a goodie for you, too.



Here’s a peek at the NEW Unity {be inspired} Challenge.

Be sure to enter so you have a chance to WIN!




hot tea

I have a “thing” for office supplies and office machines. Recently I fell in love with another way to use sticky notes—STAMPING & PRINTING on them. The thought of it makes me giddy. They stick to stuff. People are used to seeing them as reminders for things to do. This makes them a surprising medium to put something out of the ordinary on them--like something nice, funny, or outrageous. Sticky notes are square which means they’re perfect for photos, especially Instagram’ish photos. You get a BUNCH when you purchase them and they come in quite a few colors. White sticky notes are my favorite right now.  You can stamp on them using black Archival ink and use just a bit of color to make something stand out or use absolutely no color at all!  In the video, I used an Inktense pencil to apply just a bit of color to the stamped image and used a clear Wink of Stella brush to blend the Inktense color on the image—so, there’s a bit of color and a bit of glitter on the sticky, too.

Here’s a few examples of how I used Unity stamps, black Archival ink, an Inktense pencil, with sticky notes, and my printer.

made with love journal

For the above layout, I printed my photos and stamped my sentiment on white sticky notes, so that I could put some hidden journaling under the photos and another photo under the stamped sentiment. You’ll see more of this layout in the video.

unity stickies and photos

I stamped quite a bit of Unity stamps onto sticky notes using black Archival ink for a fun display to look at in my laundry (craft) room.

call me

Why not use a darling Unity stamp on a sticky note to leave someone a message?

ghirardelli birthday

We’re all in a hurry these days. Sometimes just a little sticky note on a sack of Ghirardelli will make someone’s day.

Another way I used this medium was to print the Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge prompts. That way I have them off my computer and out in my crafting area, so I can be inspired—you’ll see more of that in my video, also.

I’ve included a FREE sticky note template for you to download, so YOU can print on sticky notes or use it as a practice template to stamp on BEFORE stamping on sticky notes, you know for stamp placement, etc. Once you download it, print it out, and USE it!

Here’s the link to the the FREE sticky note template:

STAMP Unity Images & Print Photos on Sticky Notes!


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:


Good luck to you ALL!

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 (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. 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!


Crystal said...

Great layout! I love stamping little notes on 3x4 cards for my kindergartener, I will have to try it on sticky notes!

Tona said...

Great layout & great idea using the sticky notes.

Deborah345 said...

I love your sticky note ideas. Something to just leave for people with a bit of fancy and a whole lot of love.17731

Ina Good said...

great sticky notes idea and layout

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous layout,love

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I love the idea of stamping on sticky notes & leaving them around, or maybe in lunches

ionabunny said...

What a fun idea with the sticky notes. Thanks for the template. Hugz

Iris said...

Super cute layout and fun way to use sticky notes.
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Robin B. said...

What a cute layout and I love your ideas with the sticky notes.

Kristina B. said...

Super fun idea!

Kris B said...

What a clever way to use such an everyday item! Wonderful idea!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your fun sticky notes! The one on the bag of chocolates is a fave!

Gaylynn said...

So creative. Love that funny birthday sentiment. :)

Toni Kwaiser said...

Cute post its! Great idea

TracyM #6773 said...

What FUN Camille :)
LOVE your interactive layout!!!
Your sticky note display looks great too!!!
THANK YOU for the inspiration!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful work! I am especially fond of the sticky note banner you created!

LauraEva said...

That is an awesome idea with the sticky notes!!! Really like your layout!!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous idea to create your own sticky notes! I love them, thank you for the inspiration.