Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friday Fun...ahem, on Sunday.

The holiday this week has thrown me a couple of days off schedule, but finally, here is my Friday Fun Challenge card. Kim issued us our challenge for this week:

26th - its Black Friday!! Its Jimmi's favorite holiday (and my longest working day of the year).  Make a card with BLACK as the main color.  You may use one other color (in various hues) plus white or ivory, but the main color must be black. 

I pulled out my Paper Makeup Stamps and a PageMaps sketch for my card.

supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Nutcracker
*Paper Makeup Stamps It's Christmas in the Heart...
*K&Company paper collections
*Martha Stewart snowflake punch & chunky glitter
*Fiskars border punch
*string (silver)
*watercolor pencils
*Marvy Uchida circle punches

Be sure to go check out what the rest of the FFC girls created for the challenge (although I don't think that I am the only one running a bit late this week):
Sara (sitting out for a little while)
Sherry (will be back soon!) 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tags, Tags, Tags!

Good morning Unity Stamp Co. Peeps!

It's Wednesday and we are hopping a day early because of Thanksgiving in the US this week.

I am assuming that you have been following the hop along and started at the Unity blog and know all the 411 for this week.

AND... $.50 from every sale will go to the local food pantry!!!

Isn't it all so exciting!?!?! LOVING the sales and all that gorgeous new Bella Blvd!!!

This week for our hop, we have a Bags & Tags theme. You would think that the week of Thanksgiving that would automatically mean Christmas bags & tags, but I was so inspired by all these incredible new stamps, that I just let the stamps guide my Muse and ignored that we are right in the midst of the holiday season.

I created three tags with the new Bella Blvd. stamps.

Tag #1: Happy Birthday
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Sunny Happy Skies
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Sweet Celebration Birthday
*shipping tag
*MME paper
*watercolor pencils
*Nestabilities Labels die
*Tattered Angels Mistletoe Glimmer Mist
*seam binding

Tag #2: Best Day Ever
supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Sweet Celebration Birthday
*Ippity Book it stamp
*watercolor pencils
*MM ribbon
*Nestabilities Labels die
*shipping tag
*Palette burnt umber inkpad

Tag #3: Sunny Skies Birthday
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Bella Trees
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Bella Doilies
*Unity Stamp Co. Bella Blvd Sweet Birthday Celebration
*shipping tag
*Martha Stewart seam binding
*Marvy Uchida scallop oval
*watercolor pencils

It's also our last hip hop for the month which means flip-flop hip-hop where the Unity dt plays with Ippity stamps. There is so much going on this week that I don't think that too many of us played, but I had some new Ippity that NEEDED to get inky so I had to create a quick layout using a couple of the new kits....oh, and I stayed with our theme...TAGS!

This is a photo I took of Ben in October that I absolutely LOVE! 

The journaling says, "Ben has settled right into Texas life. This day, while looking so handsome in his cowboy hat, he was riding his John Deere....lawnmower!"

Supplies used:
*Ippity Farm Fresh
*Ippity Here & Now
*Ippity Book it
*Cosmo Cricket wanted paper
*Jillibean Soup paper
*Girls Paperie charm
*Pink Paislee brad
*Nestabilities Lacey dies
*Palette burnt umber inkpad
*corner rounder
*shipping tags

Now you need to hop on over to Julie's beautiful blog!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Co-Brands by Unity NOW Available!!!

Did you hear the fabulous news?!?!?

ALL of the Unity Stamp Co. co-brands 
are going to be AVAILABLE 
for sale on the Unity website!!!


To celebrate, the Unity dt is doing a little co-brand show-off for today. 
The entire list of participants can be found on the Unity blog.

I created a couple of new cards using the Samantha Walker stamps for today. These cards use the Greetings of Christmas kit, which just happens to be on sale this weekend...with a whole lot of the other co-brands and holiday kits. (psst, FREE shipping too!)

And because I wanted to remind you of some of the other co-brands that are now available on the Unity website, here are some old cards (i.e. you've seen them before) showcasing some of Unity's amazing co-brand companies...

 Donna Downey (flower) & Melody Ross (frame)

Suzi Blu (You are Loved girl)

And just in case you missed the amazing NEW co-brand that Unity has partnered with:

WEBSTER'S PAGES were released this week (AND ARE ON SALE!!!)

There are a total of 5 kits. I only showed 3 of them need to go to the website to see ALL of their gorgeousness! ;o)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Fun & Friends with Flair

Today's Friday Fun Challenge came from Kim:
19th - working retail this time of year is insane and I won't get a free moment to myself until January.  So, today's challenge is ANYTHING goes.  Showcase your style, a favorite stamp, etc....just have FUN!!

Since I am still working on my goal of using every single DT stamp this month, I pulled out my Unity Stamp Co. kit of the month, Picture Perfect, to use a couple of stamps that I hadn't gotten inky yet...

I took my color scheme from this week's PlayDate Cafe Color challenge:

In the photos, the blue looks more of a royal color, but it is a turquoise in real life. ;o) Although, I will admit that I have worked and reworked this card several times so it could simply be that my perception is off at this point...LOL!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Picture Perfect
*watercolor pencils
*Palette burnt umber inkpad
*Creative Cafe buttons
*martha stewart border punch
*Nestabilities Labels die
*October Afternoon paper
*kraft cardstock
*jute string

Be sure to go check out what the rest of the FFC girls created for today's challenge:
Sara (sitting out for a little while)
Sherry (will be back soon!) 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hanging around Hip Hop!

Good morning, Unity Peeps!!!

Can you believe all of the amazing things happening around Unity Stamp Co. lately?!?! 

I am so excited about all the amazing new co-branding...Websters Pages!!! *sigh* I just love their designs! PLUS all of the co-branded stamps are now available to buy on the Unity site!! Whoohooo! No more having to shop at several different stores just to find all the kits that you want! 

So are you making your wish list for dh??? ;o)

And of course, this week there is that awesome sale going on with FREE SHIPPING!! Look for all the details on the Unity blog...

And the new Ippity stamp release!?! 
Those dt girls have been ROCKING those new kits...I can't wait to get hold of those stamps!

For today's hop, we were supposed to create ornaments or child's craft project. I went with ornaments, but mine are a dual-purpose ornament. Remember my Halloween tree? Well, I was looking at it this week and realized that it was still decorated...for Halloween!?! *oops* So it was time to do something about that. I decided to decorate it with tags...little 2 1/2"x 3 1/2" ATC-sized ones. 

That way whenever someone wraps a present, they can just go grab a tag off the tree to attach to it. In the meantime, we can still enjoy them on the tree.  (I will add more as I make them.)

All of the tags used these basic products:
*Unity Stamp Co. Holiday Bundle
*K&Company Yuletide paper collection
*bakers twine
*Martha Stewart punches
*kraft card stock
*Marvy Uchida circle punches
*Nestabilities dies
*flatback gems
*CTMH cranberry inkpad
*Palette burnt umber inkpad

All of the designs are very basic...just simple stamping. When we place them on a package, we will simply write the "to-from" on the back of them.

BTW, some of you had asked...the tree base is called The Tree of Life and is manufactured by Advantus. Mine came from Archivers last year.

Can you believe both of these gorgeous holiday kits for only $25?!?! LOVE me some Unity...esp. when it's a great bargain! ;o)

Now you need to hop on over to ***Julie's beautiful blog*** to see what she has to share with you this week.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CASE'ing Betsy & some super-fun Unity NEWS!!!

There are lots and LOTS of card designers out there whose style inspires me daily. One of those happens to be Betsy Veldman. I love her shabby chic style and am constantly amazed at her gorgeous creations and the beautiful color combinations that she uses. This week she posted a card that was love at first site for me, so I made an attempt at CASE'ing her card.

Her original card is soooo beautiful! You absolutely have to go check out her card so you can drool a little bit yourself over it's beauty. I adapted her design to the stamps and papers that I had and it just lost a bit of something in translation, but that's okay. If you just pretend that you hadn't seen her original, gorgeous design, then this card is okay. ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Christmas in the Kitchen (S. Walker- NOW available from the Unity site!!)
*Unity Stamp Co. Snowflakes Fall From Heaven (Jillibean Soup)
*K&Company paper collection
*CTMH inkpads- Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue
*PTI mini dot paper
*bakers twine
*Martha Stewart chunky glitter
*flatback gems


And NOW for all that FuN UNITY NEWS!!!!
(copied from Jimmi...thanks girly!!!)

How excited are you about what is going on, on the Unity Stamp Co. website???
TONS of stamps that are now available for YOU to buy!
New co-branding coming tomorrow!
FREE Shipping!
Yeah, that's a lot of craziness!
GOOD crazy, but CRAZY none the less.

Melody Ross on the website FOR SALE  

Websters Pages STAMPS coming tomorrow!

Samantha Walker HOLIDAY Line on sale NOW

$25 for BOTH of these Holiday stamps???
ummm...did I say "crazy"?  Cause that is a brand new Jillibean kit!

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