Thursday, April 9, 2015

Unity Hip Hop

WOO! HOO!  It's Thursday and time to see what's going on at Unity this weekend.


 
As you can see, another super sale with free stuff, low shipping, and an awesome new kit for only $5 with your purchase.  It's also time for a new {be inspired} challenge.
 
My cards today feature 2 of the new challenge possibilities...the card sketch, and the color combination.  Here is this month's challenge inspiration and the new sentiment kit releasing today.
 
 
 
 
Here are my cards.
 
Card Sketch
 
Color Combination


Don't forget there are prizes to be had, every time we hop.  TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages will be given away.  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.


 
See the hop lineup below.  Notice that last month's {be inspired} challenge winner is hopping with us today.  Be sure to leave Tenia some extra love.  Remember...HOP, then SHOP.
 
 





 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hoppin with Unity

Good morning Unity friends.  I hope spring weather is hitting your part of the world.  Here in sunny Arizona it is supposed to be in the low 90's this weekend.  We already had our 2 weeks of spring :)

Unity is back strong this week with brand new releases and a super sale. 


http://www.unitystampco.com/product-category/huge-dot-sale/
 
 


One of the new releases today is a new kit by Angie Blom called Love of Friendships.  Friendship with my girlfriends (near and far) is one of the most important parts of my life.  I know I'm not perfect (ha!), but I do try to be a good friend to those I care about and this image certainly conveys the feeling I have for them.





The image is colored with chalk pastels and then fussy cut and popped up over a dark background.  I don't know why I opted for the staples on the sentiment except that I've been seeing them used a lot and thought I'd give it a try....a bit crooked, but that's OK!

So here's the scoop on the Unity Hop.  You should start on the Unity blog and then follow along from one sweet face to another.   Take the time to comment on each post as you go along and you could win one of two fabulous Unity prizes chosen by random.

 
Thanks again for visiting today.  You know the drill...hop!, then shop!
 
 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

5 for 5 Easter Blog Event - Day 5


Hello and welcome to Day 5 of our new 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event! So sad that this is the last day because I've been inspired by the other designers all week long. Today’s theme is CLEAN and SIMPLE.

 



My final card of the week features only a sentiment.

























The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company - Everything Easter Kit (yeah, not the first time I've used it this week), some beautiful paper from My Mind's Eye, a couple of tag and flag dies, and some pretty little sequins.  Very clean & simple.

Thanks in advance for stopping by and don't forget to visit the others blogs for some inspiration to help you get ready for Easter.  Remember that some of the designers are giving prizes, so please visit the other blogs listed below.


Just want to say thank you again for joining us this week and I hope we inspired you just a little bit.


Donna Bowman

Rachel Kleinman

Lynn Kopas

Jessica Frost-Ballas








Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5 for 5 Easter Blog Event - Day 4


Hello and welcome to Day 4 of the 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event! The designers have really been knocking my socks off this week with their fabulous creations and I'm sure that today will be just as awesome.  Today’s theme is BASKETS!



Here's my card for today.




















I used an adorable new Lawn Fawn set - Eggstra Special Easter colored with Prismacolor pencils.  This is a very CAS card with the image and sentiment stamped directly on the card front and then one extra little egg stamped (with that cute smiley face, of course), cut out, and popped up.

Thanks in advance for stopping by and don't forget to visit the others blogs for some inspiration to help you get ready for Easter.  Some of the ladies are even offering prizes for comments.


Donna Bowman

Rachel Kleinman

Lynn Kopas

Jessica Frost-Ballas








Tuesday, March 17, 2015

5 for 5 Easter Blog Event - Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of our new 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event! We're half-way done.  Each day the designers have posted an Easter project based on that day’s theme. Today’s theme is WATERCOLOR.  Some of the ladies are offering prizes, so be sure to leave comments on each of links below for details on how to win!




Here's my watercolor card for today. 


















I used a cute itty bitty image from Unity Stamp Company along with a sentiment from their Everything Easter kit. The watercolor panel is colored with Sakura Koi water colors and I decided to set it on a black mat and a somewhat dark background to really get the panel to pop.  Hope you like it.

Thanks in advance for stopping by.  Don't forget to visit the others blogs for some inspiration to help you get ready for Easter and don't forget to check back tomorrow for our next theme.


Donna Bowman

Rachel Kleinman

Lynn Kopas

Jessica Frost-Ballas








Monday, March 16, 2015

5 for 5 Easter Blog Event - Day 2


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event! Each day our designers will post an Easter project based on that day’s theme. Today’s theme is PINK & LAVENDER. Some of the ladies are even offering prizes, so be sure to leave comments on each of links below for details on how to win!



I have a little watercolored card for you today that uses an itty bitty set from Unity Stamp Company called Be Joyful.  The papers and twine were laying around in my scrap drawer.




















Thanks in advance for stopping by and don't forget to visit the others blogs for some inspiration to help you get ready for Easter.













Sunday, March 15, 2015

5 for 5 Easter Blog Event - Day 1


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of our new 5 for 5 Easter Blog Event! Each day our designers will post an Easter project based on that day’s theme. Today’s theme is BUNNIES! Some of the ladies are even offering prizes, so be sure to leave comments on each of links below for details on how to win!




I'm so excited to be included in this fun little adventure and here is my card for today.





I used an image from Stampin' Up's Everybunny set (owned and adored it for years!) colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company from the Grow into Spring kit.

Thanks in advance for stopping by and don't forget to visit the others blogs for some inspiration to help you get ready for Easter.

Donna Bowman

Rachel Kleinman

Lynn Kopas

Jessica Frost-Ballas