Monday, August 31, 2015


Happy Monday!

 I know you're excited to see ALL of our HOP and FWF winners from last week, but first let me remind you about the change taking place with FWF.
FWF is moving to Tuesday evenings.  You will see the normal linky stuff right after the "pretty faces" link to the design team hop.  We hope that this gives you more exposure with people who do the hop also commenting on your FWF projects.

 So here are the HOP winners from last Thursday.

From Camille's Blog:
Helen Gullett said...
Beautiful art works! The butterfly is cool!
3:41 AM
From Jolande's Blog:
Shannon Daniels zei...
Wow what a beautiful gift. Your friend will be happy.
26 augustus 2015 02:17
The Friends with Flair winners from last Friday.
The project winner is Doreen
The commenting winner is Carmen O.
She left a sweet message on Mandi's blog
I just love it when a crafty project comes together so fast and easy and looks so absolutely amazing as this wonderful tag does! Beautifully done!

So Helen, Shannon, Doreen, and Carmen need to do the following to claim your prize.

Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a
"HOP, Fun Friday, or FWF Prize".

{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}

KOTM Monday

Shemaine here sharing a few more samples created with the August KOTM

Life is Change

I made a couple of cards using the fall images in this month's kit. I love the variety of images this month and the girl is just stunning too!

Unity's monthly KOTM membership is by far one of the best values around. You get so many beautiful images that can be used for cards, tags, home decor and MORE! 

If you'd like to find out the benefits of being a subscriber click here.

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Change is so very {good}...

Yep, this is a BIG change.

We are not saying 
to Friends with Flair...
We are saying 
to HOPPING with Friends.

Starting September 1, 2015
we want you to 
JOIN US for the Design Team Hop.
Eeeek, FUN!

COME link up YOUR amazing 
Unity creations on 
TUESDAY nights at 7pm
after the design team.

It will be one BIG happy PARTY.

So heads up, get ready to link up a brand new project
We'll visit blogs, comment and have prizes as usual.

Change is so very {good}.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Halloween Tag - BY ME! Fun little ONE MINUTE TIPS.

Did you SHOP YET?! - Be sure to do that SOON!  These prices won't last FOREVER!  $1 Stamps and NEW RELEASES HERE. 

Layers of Life and spray ink...

Hello my FABULOUS friends!

Today is kind of a special day for me... It's my mom's birthday!!! 

She has always been so amazing and supportive of me. I love you Mom! 

For my mom's card, I started by spraying some mixed media paper with spray ink. After letting it dry, I spritzed some blue spray onto my craft sheet and tapped the medallion stamp from August LOL kit  Spiritual Path into the puddle then stamped it onto the card. This gives it a mottled, uneven, messy look that is super fun.

I heat embossed the leaves from the same kit on vellum, then fussy cut them out. 

The sentiment is from July's KOM Dirty Halo....  

You can buy it at full price ($45), but, if you are a MEMBER of the KOM club, you can get it at club price ($26 + shipping)

I used the same medallion stamp from Spiritual Path and the puddle of spray ink to make make a matching envelope. I just created a puddle of spray ink and tapped the stamp into it, then stamped it several times on the flap... Simple thing that makes a huge impact!

Ok... so, if you are LOVING this LOL kit, click HERE to sign up. For only $11.99 a month you get a fabulous new kit sitting in your mailbox each month... talk about happy mail, huh!

And, just a quick reminder... August is almost over... that means you only have a couple more days to sign up for ANY of the clubs and get August kits winging their way to your mailbox. 

Check them out...

Friday, August 28, 2015

WATCH and LEARN all about the NEW RELEASE at Unity!

Don't you THINK you should SHOP!?

August Kit of the Month, HURRY it is NOT too late to jump on it!

Hi Unity Peeps!!  It is Noelle posting today.  
You have seen the Kit of the Month right??  *SWOON*
$26.00 a month to join Kit of the Month!!!  My Best Girl Andrea sends these kits out month after month.  An envelope full of the world's best ever red rubber in your mail box every month.  You must sign up.  People spend more than that on coffee. YUMMO  Plus shipping which is $5.00 US and $12.00 international.  
Boy is it ever.
  I can't tell the stories because they are not my stories to tell.
But because two men I love and talk to every single day have health issues it has changed my life a lot.  Life is change.  A lot of people are HUGE fans of change.  I used to be.  20 years ago I was single, no kiddos and I rented places to live.  I moved every 6 to 12 months.  I loved it. 
My current house was bought in 05/05.  I think we should embrace change and move and purge.  LOL But instead, I prefer normal.  I think I like 2005's clutter collecting dust.  *SNORT*
 I made some tags, I was out of time.  I have a thing for butterflies.  They are my FAVORITE.  I LOVE them so much!!  I embossed the butterfly on the orange and cut it out.  Then embossed it again on the tag.  Super easy, you just glue the body down and let the wings flap.  Perfect for a gift bag handle or keep going, attach it to a card!!
 This tag speaks to me.  I had to leave it just embossed.  That first part, life starts all over again.  How can a girl get the Facebook heart in blogger?  I need that thing!!
Now, because we need to laugh.  Seriously, laughing every day all day is super important and my #1 goal.  Two nights ago I was super proud of myself for starting my work early.  Embossing, backgrounds, sentiments I had it all planned out.  I picked a die to cut that orange butterfly above out with.  It was perfect.  Then I DROPPED that background stamp.  I didn't push it down any way because I knew it was not straight.  I decided to pop the butterfly up and you would never know it is crooked.  [Just let me believe that OK? LOL] 
Only the middle needed a push.
Then I LOL and decided if I used the WAY MORE THAN PERFECT stamp Don't be afraid to make mistakes it would be even better.  Only when I stamped it I caught edge in the Versamark.  So I powdered that and took out the t in don't, the f, i and d in afraid and highlighted the edge I caught.
Clearly, *I* am not afraid to make mistakes.  You should not be either {a HEART goes HERE}
Get this kit, it is over the top AWESOME!  You will love it!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
SHOP50PLUS will give you an amazing sale price.  If this was my blog I would use a different saying than amazing price.
Just sayin'
Thank you for stopping by today, we sure appreciate it!  
You will not be sorry, not even in 7 years!  
*disclaimer:  I deleted so many sentences.  I can't stop talking.  I can't leave my personal life out.  I am not a professional. BUT I have an over the top, LOVE, LIKE THE WORLD MIGHT END for Kit of the Month.  It is what sucked me in all those years ago.  [I NEED that heart}

Friends With Flair

Happy Friday!!!
It's Stephanie here again to start off FWF with you today!!
I used the kotm for my card today love this little sentiment and leaf image so pretty!!

More info will follow on the blog here soon on the details for the next FWF!!
--Link up your Unity projects through Midnight CST tonight--
There will be TWO PRIZES to be given away by random selection

to the person who:
1. submits a project by linking below
2. leaves a comment on the links below

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Growing in Unity Wednesday

Hey there and welcome to Growing in Unity!  This week Riette is up sharing her Unity creations!

Meet Riette:

Here is a little something about Riette:

"Hi! My name is Riette (Red) and it is my HUGE privilege to be the Growing In Unity gal this week!! I've been stamping for over 4 years now and it has been a wonderful journey, meeting great people as well!!  I live in Johannesburg, South Africa with my 2 beautiful and super-smart kids who love inking up with Mom.  I look forward to meeting new visitors this week and hope you'll enjoy what I'm creating."

Check out this great card Riette made:

Be sure to swing on by Riette's blog each day this week for loads of inspiration!

Till next week!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HOLIDAY plus MORE HUGE Release at UNITY and Holiday Inspiration BLOG HOP!


i have been WORKING AND WORKING on this release!
it STARTED out that it was going to be an ALL Christmas RELEASE.

it isn't.
we have Halloween, we have Christmas and we have CUTE-NESS!!!


check them out by CLICKING THE GRAPHIC below.
there are NINE of them so you will want to visit the WEBSITE TO CHECK THEM OUT!

we even have NEW HALLOWEEN STAMPS for one little dollar. if that isn't FABULOUS ENOUGH!

we have selected kits marked down at 
$7 and UNDER and $12 and UNDER!

oh. and THESE
SERIOUSLY the cutest little stamps EVER!

good gracious they are adorable.
by lisa arana.

cards by natalie dever.


we are 
TALKING ABOUT the release 

Please JOIN US!
CLICK the photo below to check in! 

Let's get HOPPING!!! Don't forget to leave a comment. 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. The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog. 

Monday, August 24, 2015


Happy Monday everyone.

Thanks to everyone who commented on the design team blogs and thanks to everyone who took the time to chat with Angela and various team members on Facebook last Tuesday.

The HOP winners from last week's HOP are

From Angie's Blog:
Vera b said...
Angie, you are so creative!

8/18/2015 9:31 PM

From Angeline's Blog:
toni kwaiser said...

August 19, 2015 at 9:28 AM
This card is gorgeous!

Now for our Friends with Flair winners. We had 31 beautiful entries.

The project winner is Karen N.

The commenting winner is JPScraps

She left this message on Ruby's blog

Love the graphic look of the card! Awesome!

Vera, Toni, Karen, and JPScraps please to do the following to claim your prize.

Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a
"HOP, Fun Friday, or FWF Prize".

{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stamp of the Week

Hello Unity friends. Shemaine here with this week's Stamp of the Week reveal.

This stamp will not be found in stores! It is a special stamp offered for the Stamp of the Week Membership Program. 

Here's a look at this week's image.

Very Own Life

Here's are a few samples with this week's image.



If you'd like to become a member of Stamp of the Week click here for all the details.

Have a great day!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Layers of Life Card

Hi Unity Peeps!  It's Kary here with a card using the August Layers of Life - Spiritual Path.  In case you have not seen the new kit, here it is:

I think this is a Gorgeous kit, and I love the elements included which is perfect for every style even if you are not a mixed media artist like me!  

On my card, I have used both the images - I think both of them look great together.  I've used the round image on the background of my card, stamped using a melon ink.  Then I inked the leaves image with Versamark and Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I finished the card with a die-cut sentiment and a strip of Tim Holtz's tissue tape.
My card is based on the Be Inspired challenge color combo

If you would like to find out more about Layers of Life membership, please click here.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stamp of the Week Reminder - Presents X5

Good morning! Heather Hoffman here to share a card I made with this weeks Stamp of the Week - there are only 2 more days to sign up to get this stamp - a brand new one starts on Sunday! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm sure I send or give more birthday cards than any other kind - so I love this weeks adorable image! Those presents look like they must be filled with something soft and cuddly! :)

Here is a look at the set:

I added a nice thick coat of Glossy Accents to the gifts after I colored them in - LOVE the effect that gives to an image - totally turns it up a notch!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!

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