Thursday, September 18, 2014

My oh my...what a HOP!

Goodness, gracious!
As promised by Unity there will be new releases
every week from now to the end of the year.
 
I'm sure you're all familiar with Angie Blom's girls.
Today's release is going to blow you away.
You can find them all HERE.
 
 
I am always amazed by how she keeps each one unique
and just as fresh as ones she released two years ago.
 
AND! in addition to fabulous new releases,
I can't believe we're hopping with Faber-Castell this week.
 

 I was so excited to receive some of their products
and have a chance to play.
 
I had no idea that Gelatos could be used just like water colors.
 
What I did first was take one of the fabulous new Angie-Girls
(Lilli) and color her up with Gelatos.  So easy.
 
Here are pictures of my pallette and my card.  I believe in having a lot
of stuff to make cards with.  But in order to have stuff, you gotta
save money somewhere.  This is why styrofoam plates are my go-to
pallette of choice, ha, ha!  I've even been known to wash 'em off and
reuse them when the colors get too muddled!
 

 
 
Next I used a wide variety of Faber-Castell product to make
a canvas (something I've not done in years).
Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle and Gelatos
are all used on this along with the Unity Kits
He's a Wordy Buck and You Will Shine
 
 
 

So now you know the scoop.

There's also a huge Girl's Weekend Sale
because our very own Jolande is visiting Unity!


Everyone who has commented on the Unity blog any day this
week and/or on everyone's blog from this hop is going to
be eligible for our awesome prize drawing.
You have until Sunday (9/21) to comment and
the winner will be announced on Monday evening.

Who wouldn't want to win all of the fabulous new
Angie-Girls and this assortment of Faber-Castell product?

 

Please leave everyone some love (it really inspires us) and do so
on the Faber-Castell blog also.


 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Time to hop...


WHOA!  How did September get here so fast?
 
I can't even believe that's it's Thursday already.  I'm not complaining
but! holiday weekends really mess up my timing.
 
It's the beginning of another super sale at Unity and I've
done a little card just to get you thinking about
what you might want to purchase this weekend.
 
My card uses the new KOTM.  Every month I say that these
kits just can't get any better, and then WOW!
the next month's releases ands it's more "fabulous-er".
 
 
This is just one image and sentiment...look at all you get!

 
Now what would the weekend at Unity look like
without some new releases?
 
They have taken some beautiful drawings by Tracey Malnofski
and turned them into stamps.
 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/beauties-brand-new-at-unity-by-tracey-malnofski/
 
I can't wait to color up some of these.
 
So for the sale details...
 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/happy-hour-sale-up-to-75-off/

 
http://unitystampco.com/product-category/happy-hour-sale-up-to-75-off/
 
 
 
Don't forget about one of the best parts of the hop for you and me.
 
 
 
I so love all of your comments and you get a chance for
 one of 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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.

So finish the hop by moving on to Laurel and after you've
left everyone some love...go shopping.

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Feeling Like Fall

Well, I'd like for it to feel like fall anyway.
 
It's Thursday and time for that special Unity hop.
 
As usual this hop kicks off another fabulous weekend of new releases
and special sales at Unity.
 
I have used the brand new Susan Weckesser release
 Garden What-not Collection for today's inspiration.


 


 
I love tags but I think they look a little lonesome all by themselves.
I guess that's why I [almost] always incorporate them into a card.
 
I simply stamped this one on some mushroom cardstock and
quickly colored the butterflies with colored pencils.
 
A piece of patterned paper, some ombre ribbon, and a
pretty button are all it took to complete this CAS card.
 
 
 
In addition to showing you this new set, this card also
meets the color challenge now running over at


Don't forget that for every Thursday's hop 
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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.
 
 
So here's the scoop on the sale...it's a goody!
 
 
AND a another new release that is a MUST-HAVE
for Halloween cards and tags.
 
 
 
 
Now continue on your way...Laurel's up next!
 
 

 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Unity Friday - FWF

Hello everyone.
 
I haven't played along with Unity's
Friends With Flair Friday challenge in forever!
 
In honor of the Phyllis Harris releases this week
(PSST!, all Phyllis Harris is 50% off) I decided
to play with one of my favorites from a few month ago.
 
This card uses what I call my
"whatever color medium is laying on the desk" technique-ha, ha!
 
I started by stamping the images and sentiment on watercolor paper.
Then I applied a wash of watercolors and let that dry.
I added some additional watercolor to the images
and then used Prismacolor pencils for her hair.
Finally, I added some chalk pastels around the edges
to try to get a bit more depth.
See what I mean about the various color mediums?
 
Anyway, here's how it turned out.
I just love this sentiment.
 
 
 
Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend.
 
Don't forget to check out the Unity site for tons of fun sales.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time to HOP!

WOW! Can you believe it's August already?
 
Of course here in Arizona that means only 2+
more months of summer, ha, ha!
 
As usual there are some fabulous things going on at Unity this week.
 
Before I get to the [as usual] awesome sales,
I'd like to share a couple of cards with you.
 
The first one uses the sentiment kit that goes with this
month's {be inspired} challenge.  Remember that you only
have one more week to play along and possibly win some
fabulous prizes.


 



My next card uses a beautiful new kit releasing today...
He's a Wordy Buck

 
I have a good friend who goes to the mountains of
New Mexico every summer to escape the heat.  She has
tons of deer and elk who will come up and eat right out of
her hand.  When I saw this kit the beautiful deer reminded
me of all the pictures she has posted this summer.



I hope I've inspired you just a bit today.
 
Don't forget the money-saving happenings at Unity this weekend.

 
 AND grab bags are back!  You won't believe what you get for $20!

 
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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.


 
Now on to Laurel.
 
 




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday hop with Unity

 
Hello everyone and happy Thursday to you.
 
I'm always excited for Thursday's because it means that there's
a hop with the Unity design team and it starts
a new weekend of fabulous sales at Unity.

First up is a huge Tag sale with all sorts of markdowns.


 
I know you're all anxious for some new releases
and you won't be disappointed because today
four new Angie-Girls are making their debut.


 
I have used one of them for my card today.
Angie Blom's creativity with her girls seems to know no bounds.
I am always amazed that she keeps on coming up
with these awesome images.
 
This one is Miranda and I chose to use her as my way of
saying Happy Birthday to her creator (whose big day is tomorrow).
 

  

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 Saturday night on the Unity blog.



If you've already been to Angie's blog and didn't say
"happy birthday", be sure to go back and give her some extra love.

Now you know what to do...
click Laurel's sweet face below to continue on the hop.
AND then, don't forget to shop.


 
 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

TIME TO HOP

 
YES, it's Thursday and that means it's time for the Unity blog hop.
 
There is a sweet little promo going on today so be sure to check out
the Unity site for all sorts of goodies.

www.unitystampco.com
 
In addition there will be some freebies (YAY!)
for qualified orders.
 

Here's a card using one of them.
Isn't this a sweet sentiment?
 
 
AND, if that's not enough...REDUCED SHIPPING!
 
 
Also, today is the start of a brand new {be inspired} Challenge.
 
Check out this month's gorgeous sketches and colors.
 
 
 
I just love these layouts and the colors so I created a couple
of simple cards to [hopefully] inspire you to join in.
 
First up is a card following the card sketch.  I wish I could
say that I made this just for the challenge but
unfortunately it is in the mail to a dear neighbor.
 
 

And next up is a card for the color challenge.  These colors so
remind me of a typical Arizona sunset.
 
 
Don't forget that every Thursday there is ALWAYS
a give-away just for checking out the blog hop.
 
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 Saturday night on the Unity blog
 
Now, on to your next stop...our sweet guest hopper Melissa.
Be sure to leave her lots of love.
No Laurel today (I'm pretty sure she's
at some little rodeo in Calgary).