Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday...FUN Day!

Good morning!  As design team members, we take turns posting on this blog through out the month and we don't always get to show all of our projects.  So today, I'm going to share a couple of cards from the April KOTM-Be My Bird.
First up is a card featuring the image and sentiment that inspired the kit's name.  It is colored with distress markers on watercolor paper.  The green panel behind the image has been die cut with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die and there is a little piece of doily between that and the card front.

On this next card, I first stamped the floral image on scrap paper and then stamped it on my watercolor panel to get the softer gray.  To make sure the sentiment was bold as could be to stand out on top of the colored (again, distress markers) background image, I used a stamp positioning tool (in this case my MISTI) and stamped it 3 times.
So tomorrow is May (already???) and there will be a new KOTM.  You can still sign up to start with this one today.  Just click on any of the bold links in this post to get all the details.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

SMAKin' Saturday

Good morning Unity friends!  It's Saturday (YAY!) and time for some SMAK inspiration.
I kind of messed up 'cause I'm so used to the SMAK kit being released on the 25th.  I had a simple card done with the May SMAK kit and all I can do is show you a little sneak preview further down in this post.  In the mean time, let's review some of the lovely projects done with the April SMAK kit.
This is a lovely journal page from Angie Blom.
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A gorgeous card from Echo Noble.
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And this inspirational card from Karen Maldonado.
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Here's the entire kit.
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Just click on any of the bold links in this post and you can get all of the details for subscribing to the fabulous monthly SMAK kit.

Oh, and here's the promised sneak peek for May's kit which releases on Monday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Just a couple more days left for April's KOTM!!

Hi Peeps!
I got to play with Be My Bird today and I am here to tell you I love every single stamp!  A lot!!

 I made this card after the flops below.  LOL
 I am including it to show you paper matters.
I adore doilies, I didn't know you couldn't stamp on them.  Look how blurry that image is!  I still think it looks cool after the ink bled but paper quality really does matter!  
 This paper is also really flimsy and it takes embossing and ink very well but my Spectrum markers bled a little bit.  
That bike and the sentiment!  I LOVE them!!
Only 3 more days to sign up for April KOM, you don't want to miss it!!  13 awesome stamps for $37.00  Whoop Whoop!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

My daughter and I spotted a butterfly a couple of days ago.  It made us excited that spring is here and warmth is close by.  So I figured I needed to use that as my inspiration today.  Any excuse to use a butterfly stamp:)

Today I am using this Layers of Life mixed media kit. Who you really are...find it here.  Layers of Life is such a versatile monthly subscription.  Cards, mixed media, many uses!!! and HURRY quick...these are still on sale.

I used a different sentiment because I needed it to fit in the circle punch:)

I have created sooooo many butterfly kits for Unity....I can't help it!  I just love all the the butterfly represents.  My favorite butterfly quote is in this kit I did a long time ago.

 I hope that you all have a good day!!  

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Mother My Friend

Hey crafty friends!!!
It's Stephanie M. here it's been awhile since I have been over her on the blog lol.
With Mother's Day coming up I thought I would share a little Mother's Day inspiration with you today!!

For my card today I used this beautiful kit Another Name For Love so gorgeous perfect for those Mother's day cards.
I used watercolor paints to color the flower in the little pattern paper you can see is from DCWV and than I just added some sequins and twine form my stash and that is it!!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, April 24, 2017

KOTM Monday with Heather H

Good morning! Heather here to share a simple watercolor card using the current Kit of the Month - Be My Bird:

Make sure and head over to read the details on the Kit of the Month! Here is the April Kit of the Month - there are only a few days left to join and start with this one!

I fell in love with this sweet birdie - and die a bit of masking to one of the sentiments to remove the part about flowers so it fit better with my little birdie. A bit of simple watercolor, a die cut frame, and some pretty pattern paper peeking out are all it took for this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

SOTW Springtime Owl

Happy Sunday Unity peeps!
Angeline here to share with you the brand new SOTW for this week "Springtime Owl".

Here is a card I made using the beautiful owl and head full of flowers. :)

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I colored the owl using my Copic markers, which I matched the colors to my Crate Paper patterned paper. I then added some die cut using Kat Scrappiness dies.

Here are some samples that the Design Team has made too:

Angie Blom

Maria Levine

Jolande van Oosterhout

As some of you may have already received news that the SOTW membership is coming to an end, this pretty owl will be the LAST one for the SOTW program.
But hey.. don't worry bout it.
As you know, Unity always have something up their sleeves. 
Trust them to have BETTER things for you planned out!

Till then, have a wonderful weekend.

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  We have 10 gals up today so I hope you will come and hop along!

Here is the official blog hop order:

Hop along for a chance to win some Unity goodies:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

SMAK/LOL Saturday

Happy Weekend, Unity Friends!
It's Kary and today I'd like to share a project made with this month's Beautiful SMAK kit.

This kit is so fun and I think the images are so cool and versatile for all crafters.
Here is the card I made.  This time I didn't really focus on getting the coloring right.  It was nice to just splash some colors onto the flowers and concentrate on creating the background. All I did was place a coffee stain stencil and sponge some Distress Oxide inks (Faded Jeans and Broken China) around the floral images.  I added some shimmer spritz (Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle) as a finishing touch.  I wish I can show you what it looks like in real life cos the photo just doesn't show the sparkle.

If you like the SMAK kit, please read all about it here and subscribe. You won't regret it!!
If you love a smaller kit, you might find the Layers of Life kit suitable.  By the way, I hear that LOL kits are on sale this weekend...
Thank you for spending part of your Saturday with us at Unity.
Have a great day!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Stamp of the Week Reminder

Hi Sharon here to give you a reminder about this week's SOTW. And it's right up my street lol.
It will be changed to a new one on Sunday so make sure you get yours soon.


I made a card with "Beauty, Wine-Cheers". Love her hair!!

If you would like a new stamp delivered to your door each week for just $7.69 then you need to hop over to the Unity store here.


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Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

Hello Unity peeps,

Jolande here with some inspiration from the Netherlands
 I am so proud to see that the Marleen and Jolande stamps are used so much.
What do you think about this beauty!!

Heike is working a lot with the Unity stamps 
(she agreed that it is the Rolls Royce under the stamps ((lol))) 
She did make this ArtJournal page a time ago.

And what about these cute little cards! Rebecca did make them for a friend

 (and it wasn't me)
She made a beautiful card for my birthday so I don't complain.
And these cards are made by Betty. 

So you can see the Unity stamps are a must have in the Netherlands 

And this is Marleen, Betty and me during the biggest stamp event in the Nederlands

Have a good week !

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hey there Unity friends! Maria here with DT Tuesday!  

I decided to play with this month's awesome SMAK kit and created this jumbo tag:

This tag is huge sized about 4x8 with a black base it was so much fun to play around with.  On the background I used a stencil and Distress Oxide inks. I edged the tag with white craft ink and added the stars in the lower left using Texture Paste. I colored in the pretty lady using a waterbrush and Inktense water color blocks.

Check out this fabulous SMAK Kit called Sparkle Every Day:

Are you in the Unity Show & Tell FB group?  If not you need to be it's amazing where all kinds of fabulous Unity creations are shared! 

Here are a few recent creations that caught my eye of members there:

A pair of beautiful tags 

A fun springtime tag by Sharon Seebacher Duff

This wonderful bright green card by Taina Varpu Toronen

And this beautiful floral card by Tanya Adams:

Thanks for stopping by today!  

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