Thursday, January 28, 2016

TIME to HOP

Happy Thursday everyone.  Welcome to this week's HOP!!!
 
What I have for you today is a card featuring the January KOTM and this kit (well, like all of them!) is a beauty.
 

 
Here's the complete kit and all the details on how to subscribe are HERE.
 

 
I'm also featuring a card posted in the Unity Show & Tell Group on Facebook.  Carly Pool used a gorgeous color combination and beautiful watercolor background to create this stunning card.
 


Now, the reason we're highlighting Unity friend cards from the Show & Tell Group this week is because Angela has some awesome news about challenges going forward.  It will all be happening in the group and we want everyone to sign up so you can participate.  We promise you'll love the new formats and you won't be disappointed in the frequency.

And here's the scoop on this week's sale!


 
You can still win a bunch of Unity goodness from this HOP.  All you have to do is visit each of the sweet faces below (and the Unity blog too!) and leave some encouraging words.  We will have 2 random winners picked and announced on Monday evening.
 
So, off you go.  HOP, then SHOP!

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hopping with Unity

Good evening everyone.  Kris here to HOP along with Unity.  We're bringing you a TON of fabulous new releases tonight - TRUST ME!!! - something for everyone.  I love so many of them, I didn't even know where to start with some samples.
 
First up we'll have some 'Lil Bunny Peeps from Tifany DeGough.  Isn't this just one of the most precious Itty Bitty sets you've ever seen?
 
 
 
Here's a totally different look with a graphic birthday set - Another Year Older from Joslyn Nielson.  I can never resist making a birthday card...they always come in handy.
 
 
Last I have for you the next in the series of "the cutest owl ever" - Love You This Much from Lisa Arana.  I went away from traditional coloring on this one and love how he turned out.
 
 
Now these are only three examples of the ELEVEN new kits and itty bittys releasing tonight.

One more thing making this release and HOP exciting...yesterday was Angela's birthday.  She's got an awesome markdown sale and a free gift for anyone spending $15.


 
With a new year new, comes change.  The link up with our HOP is gone.  We are going to continue giving away fabulous Unity prizes for 2 random commenters.  Just keep clicking on the sweet faces you see at the bottom of each girl's blog and the Unity blog too for you chance to be one of tonight's winners (announced on Monday evening).  Please don't be down about the link up.  Angela is cooking up all sorts of contests and surprises (for other chances to win) in the Unity Show & Tell Group on Facebook.  If you're not a member, just send a request and you'll be added right away.
 
 
 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ring in the NEW YEAR with Unity

Happy New Year Unity friends.  It's the last HOP of 2015 with Unity.
 
Today we have a new Inspiration Challenge and that also means a winner has been picked from last month's Holiday challenge.  To see if it's you, just click HERE.
 
This month we have a brand new challenge and it's so appropriate as we leave behind the red and green and move on to PINK & RED.
 
 
We also have a new sentiment kit full of wonderful, encouraging thoughts...perfect for your cards and scrapbook pages.
 
 
I have made a couple of little cards to {hopefully} inspire you to join in the fun.
 
Here's one that uses 2 of the new sentiments.
 
 
Here's one that uses that awesome kit from several weeks ago - Lil' Smartie Pants.
 
 
Since Unity is working on keeping the inventory low for year-end (YUCK! - who likes taking inventory anyway?), we're continuing on with the YEAR-END SALE.
 

Now (as with every HOP), there are prizes to be won.  If it's your first Unity HOP, it's easy to follow along.  Just keep clicking on the sweet faces you see below (and the Unity blog too!).
Quick note: there may be some problems with Mr. Linky and you won't see the faces
 
— Link up your Unity projects through FRIDAY night (linky closes at Midnight CST) —

There will be THREE UNITY PRIZES given away by random selection

Winners picked from comments left on the blogs linked up below and to someone who links up a project to HOP with Unity

— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Time to HOP

Good evening Unity followers.  It's time to HOP with the Unity team.
 
As we get ready for Christmas and New Year's, things will be kind of mellow in the Unity sphere.  I am sure there will be lots of goodies to be had at the oh-so famous Unity sale prices, so make sure you visit the Unity blog or Facebook page to know what's going on.  Don't miss out on those stamps you just have-to-have to complete your collection.  To get you started, I have it on good authority that the year-end sale and clearance is continuing for a bit.
 
The card I am sharing with you today features 2 images from the December KOTM and the sentiment from the December Layers of Life kit.  I simply stamped all 3 on watercolor paper, used a fabulous die to cut the scene out, and colored with distress markers and a waterbrush.  I added a bit of Stickles and some drops of Heidi Swapp bronze color shine for a bit of interest.


Here are the kits that I used.

 
 
There will be no HOP next week as everyone takes some time for their family and friends on Christmas Eve.  Remember to check frequently for those sale items.  They might be just what you need-LOL!
 
Don't forget to leave a sweet comment on each girl's blog in the HOP along with the Unity blog.  You know the drill, follow the sweet faces pictured below.  There are prizes to be had.
 
 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

5 for 5 Christmas - Day 5

 


Welcome to Day 5 (the last) of our 5 for 5 Christmas Blog Event. Today our theme is "Tree". We are all sharing a project where we use a tree in our project. Each day our 5 Designers will post a Christmas Inspired Project based on a theme.
 
Here is my card featuring 2 trees.



The main part of this card is (of course!) the trees.  They are Sizzix Tim Holtz Trees Dies.  I die-cut them each twice from watercolor paper.  The bottom ones, I intentionally left the interiors parts in, while fully cutting the top ones.  I then smooshed on some distress ink (Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles) and misted them with water.  I added a bit of Gathered Twigs to the trunks of the top trees and then glued them together.  The background is Stormy Sky distress ink and also some Heidi Swapp White Color Shine.  The sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Company September KOTM.
 
Here's the list of the other 4 girls participating.
 
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed our little Christmas inspiration hop.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

5 for 5 Christmas - Day 4

 


Welcome to Day 4 of our 5 for 5 Christmas Blog Event. Today our theme is "Tag". We are all sharing a project where we create or use a tag in some way.  Each day our 5 Designers will post a Christmas Inspired Project based on a theme.
 
Here is my tag.



I first cut my tag using a manila tag as a template.  Then I used distress ink (Stormy Sky and Frayed Burlap) with my stencil (Memory Box-Garden Birch Trees) to create the background.  I added a bit of shading on the trees with colored pencils and sprayed some white shimmer mist over the entire tag.  I die-cut some little birdies (Impression Obsession) and added them to the trees.  The little alpaca and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn.  I finished it all off with a half-circle at the top and some ribbon.
 
Here's the list of the other 4 girls participating.
 
 
 
I hope you'll return tomorrow for our last day of inspiration when we feature "trees".

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

5 for 5 Christmas - Day 3

 


Welcome to Day 3 of our 5 for 5 Christmas Blog Event. Today our theme is "one layer". We are all sharing a project where we use only one layer in our project. Each day our 5 Designers will post a Christmas Inspired Project based on a theme.
 
Here is my card featuring one layer.



The image is from C.C.Designs and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company - Magic of Christmas kit.  I stamped them on a watercolor paper base and colored with distress markers and a water brush - that's it!  It was really kind of hard to leave it just like this :)
 
Here's the list of the other 4 girls participating.
 
 
 
I hope you'll return tomorrow for another day of inspiration when our theme is "Tag".