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









Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hopping with OWH and Unity

WOW!  What a special day...Unity and Operation Write Home hopping together and Unity has a fun new kit in honor of this event.

 



 
I have always loved everything patriotic.  My father was a pilot in the Air Force and my husband served in the Navy in the submarine service.  To this very day they both have a very special connection with getting the mail.  I've been married 23 years and I think I've probably gotten the mail less than 10x in that whole period.  I salute Operation Write Home for encouraging our service men and women to correspond with their friends and family back home using the tons of cards donated to them over the years.  Here's my card using this brand new kit.

 
In addition to this brand new release, Unity is keeping it simple this week.  As you might imagine, they are up to their elbows in orders from the 2-week 60%-off sale.  This week's promotion is simply a few great markdowns including an awesome price on some old subscription kits (KOTM, SMAK, and LOL).  I'm also sharing a little card using the January 2014 KOTM...Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.
 
 
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog in the hop today.  Unity will be furnishing one prize from all of the commenters and it's a great one.
 
 
Now just click on the next sweet face in the lineup below and when you're done, go shop.