New Day New SOTW!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello friends! We're pretending that today is Sunday and this is my SOTW post since somehow I saved my post but did not schedule it to go live can play along with me tho right? 

So it's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week and I fell in love with this image right away!

Capture Life
by: Angie Blom

Here's a sample I created using the August Paper Posies kit.

I chose to color my image in with Copics although I have yet to master my blending techniques. The paper is Basic Grey and I added a Wilton doily. Oh and I love that ribbon, don't you.

Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!

Have a creative day friends!

We're teamin up with...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

That's right Hip Hoppers we've got some creative fun for you all week long at the Unity Blog! We've teamed up with Helmar and we're sharing the new Susan Weckesser stamps for today's Hip Hop!

Here's the set I'm creating with today!

I wanted to use these stamps to tell the story of my photos and this set is perfect for that.

Say Cheese!

OK I realize design wise this layout is a hot How I envisioned it in my head and how it came out were totally different in the end. You know sometimes scrapbooking just happens that way but I told my story and that's what is important :)

I love that this stamp set is easy to use with layouts. My favorite image is the film strip. I used my craft knife to cut out the middle squares and some Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive to adhere the cut out over the red star patterned paper behind the top fireworks photo. I love that the Helmar adhesive really does dry quickly.

next I used this image to create with...

In circle me
I created this fun wall decor with my Paper Posies August kit and some other Unity images

I used yellow Studio G chalk ink to ink the edges of the canvas. Next I used the Helmar liquid glue to adhere the paper to the canvas and then I used Mod Podge to seal it. After the Mod Podge dried I used Staz-On to stamp the In circle me stamp on my background. The birds are from the Paper Posies project in the August kit from Maya Road. I emboss resisted them with 3 different Unity images and embellished them.

Now here's a treat just for you from Angela!

And... SHIPPING at UNITY is only $2.95 on orders $10 and under and $6.95 on orders over $10 - USA & CANADA! :) 

Don't forget about the nitty gritty details: Psst! KOTM and SMAK members may not combine coupons for this sale.

Now it's time to head on over to Thienly's blog and she what she's created for you! 

Red White and Blue from We R Memory Keepers

Hello friends! This month the We R design team has been featuring projects created with our Red White and Blue collection. Here's a few fun things I made with this perfectly themed for July collection...

 Thanks Soldier!

Our Hero

I made this one for the We R Memory Keepers CHA Winter catalog.

A festive table banner created with the Lucky 8 punch complete with ribbon and rosettes!

A closer look at the details

You know you have all those 4th of July photos just waiting to be scrapped! The Red White and Blue collection is perfect for your summer memories. Check out the whole collection and the Lucky 8 punch designs over at the We R Memory Keepers website.

Paper Posies July kit designs

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello friends. With all the CHA madness I realized I did not post my designs for the July Paper Posies kit. Here's a look at the current kit that's still available. You better grab it quick as the August reveal is later this week and I can tell you that it's even more fabulous than July's kit!

Here's what I created

A few cards 

This one is my favorite because it's so simple and I used scraps left over from the layouts.

I used stamped images for both of my layouts from the Unity SMAK kits. Love them!

Each month there is a new project included. This month's project was a pencil case and I used the contents of the kit to embellish mine into a nice gift.

If you're interested in joining a kit club I can tell you that Paper Posies kits are always loaded with the latest and greatest products and a great value for the monthly price. For more information click here.

New from We R Memory Keepers! Mini Lucky 8 punches

Saturday, July 21, 2012

We R memory Keepers Mini 8 Punches!

When I got mine out of the box the 1st thing I noticed is the weight! They weight a little less than a lb! They are small and easy to store and... they are FABULOUS!

Here's some cards I created with my Mini 8 vine punch

Cute as a Button

Made with Love

So fun right?

These were at the Summer CHA show in Chicago at the We R Memory Keepers booth and everyone loved them.


You'll want to get your hands on one or all of these!

Have a creative day friends!

Hip Hop with some New New New!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unity Rubbah!! Hello Hip Hoppers. Are you loving the new releases? I SO am loving these stamps. If you haven't started at the Unity blog make sure you head over here to start the hop. You don't want to miss out on what Anglela has to share with you. Thanks for stopping by to see what I created for you for today's Hip Hop. It's the last day of CHA and I am in Chicago working the My Little Shoebox booth. I have had a great time but I sure miss my family.
I got the new Bella Blvd stamps Welcome Home and Happy Thanksgiving...I was working on CHA projects non stop before I flew out Sunday morning. So you will probably understand how I mixed up the sentiment and images since I made this card at

                                                            Happy Thanksgiving

Supplies: Patterned paper October Afternoon from the Paper Posies July Kit. Misc: doilies
Fibers: Papertrey ink. Dies: Spellbinders scalloped die.

You can check out all the new releases by clicking over here. Oh and if you'd like to save on your new release's how!

Now it's time to head on over to Shilo and see what she has created for you today!

Happy Birthday to my girl!!

Oh my goodness how you've grown my sweet daughter.

Today I am wishing a Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet sweet girl from Chicago. I can't believe she is 5 already!

 I love you so much Lily and you make me so proud everyday!

You're so sweet and beautiful!

I love you Birthday girl! I'll see you soon!


SOTW #27

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hello friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine has been pretty busy but in a crafty way. Jeez I forgot to hit publish earlier today so I'm a little late so I'll get right to my post topic today...A new Unity SOTW of course!

Bowl-full of Comfort

I used some of my July Paper Posies kit to create this week's sample

Don't you just love orange?

Now you know you wanna be part of the SOTW club so head on over here and sign up!

Have a great night everyone and a great week!

Creating with Keepsake from My Little Shoebox

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hello friends! I have some My Little Shoebox design work to share today. I love the colors of the Keepsake collection and the cute little birds. Helen loves having birds in her collections and these ones are so cute in pink, orange and yellow. Here's a layout I made using the Music to My Ears patterned paper.

Mother's Day 2012

Supplies: Music to My Ears, Picture Perfect, and Simple Treasures patterned paper. Keepsake Cardstock stickers and Roll Up flowers. Misc: Prima felt vine, Stickles and Martha Stewart butterfly punch around the page.

Next I made a few cards

Like a Rainbow

Supplies: Garden Delight and English Rose Patterned paper. Papertray Ink stamps and dies. American Craft Ribbon and Misc button. Tools: Papertray Ink die and Martha Stewart border punch.  

Happy Birthday

Supplies: Garden Delight and Window view Patterned Paper. Tools: Lil Inker bow die, Papertray Ink butterfly die. Fibers: Twine from The Twinery. Stamps: Papertray Ink.

I really loved the colors of this collection and the happy feel of it! 

What are your plans for the weekend? With the holiday falling in the middle of the week it seemed like the weekend already right?

Whatever your plans are...enjoy!

Have a creative day friends!

Hip Hoppin on the 4th!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Helloooo! Welcome Unity friends. I hope you all had a delightful Independence Day! Hope you all have enjoyed the hop so far. Make sure you start at the Unity blog here.

Now for some Unity deals!

This week's Sale:  there are 21 (yes..TWENTY-ONE!!) kits on sale for $4.44!!!!  shut the front door (cause it's hot and the air is on)!!!  along with that, the 3 new itty bitty stamps that were released last week are still only $3.29!!

 Today I'm sharing a layout I created with a few of the images from the July SMAK kit!

 Instagram  Snap Shots

 Supplies: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Unity July SMAK

I used PicMonkey to create a fun collage of a few of my DC trip pics I took in Instagram and created this quick and easy layout. The SMAK stamps make scrapbooking simple with the fun images in each kit!

Now it's time to visit Thienly!

Sunny Summer Days mini

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hello and happy Monday!  Summer is in full swing and I have had an amazing one so far. It's been busy for me that's for sure. This summer I will have traveled to 3 different states. Pretty cool. Since I've be traveling I have not had the change to share this 8x8 Summer themed album featuring We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk collection and the Cinch. This album was so easy and fun to create!

Sunny Summer Days
  8x8 mini album

For my cover I used chipboard accents from the Down the Boardwalk collection and for my title, some chipboard letters misted with Tattered Angels and some rhinestones to dress them up.

Tip: Add some artwork from your kids for a nice keepsake to your book.

Tip: Cut cardstock at 3 1/2 x 8 to make fun flaps for journaling and hidden photos.

Keep your book simple and let your photos be the focus.

I found the Cinch to be really easy to use. I just put my chipboard pieces in and set the pegs to punch for an 8x8 size and was able to create the book in about 2 hours with photos and everything.

I hope you'll give the Cinch a try for your next project!

Stamp Of The Week #26

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hello! I missed the past two weeks of SOTW reveals because I was traveling to GASC and kitting my little heart out so it's great to be sharing Unity's SOTW again! If you haven't discovered Unity's Stamp of the Week stamps yet then click here to see stamps 1-25!
These stamps are exclusive to Unity. You can't buy them in stores but you can sign up to have them delivered to your home and make your mail box happy! To find out how click here.

Here's this week's stamp #26

Here's a sample I created using some yummy Webster's Pages 6x6 stack and some lovely seam binding ribbon from my sweet friend Aimee Maddern.

Supplies: Websters Pages everday poetry collection. Anna Griffin lace border strips, Recollections rhinestones, Making Memories button and Unity Stamp of the Week #26. Misc: seam binding cream

Make sure you visit the SOTW gallery for ideas and inspiration!

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