Friday, June 25, 2010

Growing IN Unity Last Day!! FWF

WOW!! I can't believe it is my last day.. and I loved every minute of my Growing In Unity Week. I hope I showed you some great inspiring projects and from your comments I think you enjoyed them.. I love to challenge myself to step up my game.. and do something that I would never do.. it is good for this old mind to think once in awhile,hehe.

SO here goes... Day 5 of Growing IN Unity and FWF.. Today I have 2 different projects to share.. One is Using Unity's Background stamps to achieve that Basic Grey Basic Look that is so popular.. I just love that line but thought why not make my own.. and seeing that I have all these wonderful background stamps from my KOM's and individual wood ones.. I would give it a try.

Here are the to cards I did Using the background stamps. With some of the Newer Stamps from the June and May KOM.


I just got this background stamp this month , Oh I love it!! Love anything ledger.

You Give Me Happy Butterflies.


I stamped this butterfly from the May KOM on the card itself and then twice on white cardstock, paper piecing the 2 and with some foam dots I layered it on top of each other.


I also did this worn stars background , using the singing birds from the new June KOM.. love this image.. and the sentiment is from Birdie Inspiration.



Now here are all the other cardstock cards I made using white cardstock and kraft.. I thought I would do a variety of different backgrounds for making more cards.


Using the Haystack Unity Ink, some White or Kraft cardstock, some Frost white ink and some neutral colorbox inks with a variety of background stamps. I started to play.






For the white cardstock just ink up your background stamp with the haystack Unity ink.. then distress it with the Frost white, and the lighted of beige from the colorbox.. adding some more Haystack colour to finish it off. I made alot of these.. and they look amazing.






For the Kraft.. do the same but instead of using the Haystack use the Frost White.. make sure you get this brand Color Box.. it is the best white.. very crisp look for your coloured cardstock. Then distress it using the other colours.. just make sure you let the white ink dry for a bit.. it is a very wet ink and will take time to dry. The overall look is quite amazing.



I hope you give this a try.. it is a great look for any colour cardstock.. I think I might need more background stamps from Unity... obsession.. obsession..need them all!! hehehe



Now for my second Project , we had this great project going on for Simply Scrapping Craft's Wacky Wednesday this week.. To make a survival kit.. and mine was a Beach Survival Kit.. Using this case I got from my dollar store.. I recovered it with some paper and Bo Bunny Stickers.. and seeing that Unity has the best Beach Days and Sun Rays Stamp Set I knew I had to use it to embellish it more.. You will see on the front of the container that great sand castle stamp...




For the inside I used some survival kit products like some drink coolers, first aid kit, sun tan lotion, beach football, wipes.. etc... I did all the fun packaging using Unity Stamps from the same Beach Days... kit and the BBQ kit.. love how it all turned out. It was a great fun project to do and I have already used it.. it came in very handy.. love that.







Well it is time to now head over to the Unity blog for FWF where you will find a list of participants, find that blinkie and make sure you also comment today for I will be doing a draw tomorrow for my Growing In Unity week.. we have a great set of stamps to give away.. thank you Angela!! Come back tomorrow to find out who won!!
Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments and support.. I just love all things Unity and Crafty.. but most of all I love all my wonderful Friends at Unity . Thanks Maria for giving me this week.. Can't wait to do another!!
Have a Magical Weekend.
Hugs,
Angie..









40 comments:

Gwen said...

LOVE those background papers you made! Amazing@

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH Angie--you have outdone yourself:) I love love love the cards! What a great idea to put haystack on white! Why didn't I think of that? AH! Using that in the future:) And that beach survival kit--CLEVER! You ROCKED! I know for sure this week will be hard to follow:) TFS all week! YOU are AMAZING:)

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Your cards are beautiful and just love how you did the backgrounds. The tutorial was so easy to follow. Your kit project is awesome. I really have enjoyed all your creative and inspiring MOJO this week and really enjoy spending time with you on Thursdays at hip hop.

Anne said...

Your handmade backgrounds are awesome! I will be trying them soon:) Thanks for a great week of ideas!

Toni K said...

I love your ideas for the backgrounds. I think I'll do up some of these too ;). Great cards, and your beach survival kit is adorable, and functional. Great job this week.

Maren said...

WOWZERS! You are just oozing creativity. In <3 with your survival kit! AMAZING stuff girlie! :) :)

Suzi said...

Awesome job w/the bg papers!! Loving them. Time to check out Unity B/G stamps.....

craftymom205 said...

Great cards and project. Love the butterfly.

Tracy said...

What great projects - how creative are they!?! I absolutely love the songbird card! Great job! TFS!

Natalie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your post today Angie! the backgrounds are da bomb and I gotta get me some haystack :)

AJ said...

Angie- You have ROCKED the GIU this week! THANKS so much for the effort you have put into it and making all of your amazing projects!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! You've been busy! These projects are fab! I'm in love with your work with the backgrounders and that Beach Survival Kit? Just over the top! Awesome work!

Maria Levine said...

OH MY HEAVENS!! You are on a roll girlie!!! LOVE what you did today and all week! These cards are amazing and that "kit" rocks. Love your tutorials as well. Make me realize I can use more Unity background stamps!!! argh! LOL! WTG!!!!!

Donna said...

Ooooh! Such amazing stuff! I just LOVE all your creations

JPScraps said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love how you made the backgrounds & thanks for the ink tip! The beach kit...genius!

Jules! said...

I have loved everything you created this week...you are very inspirational! ty.

jpmayo said...

WOW Angie!!!
You have gone above and behind in the FABulous department, my friend!
You are so inspiring!
Hugs!

lynn said...

LOVE your faux basic grey idea!! and your beach project is just darling!

thanks for sharing all of your very creative ideas this week, angie:)

Tanya said...

Great tutorial and wonderful projects, Angie!!! Growing in Unity was Amazing this week!!!

My Angel said...

Fabulous cards!! I have enjoyed all your projects you shared with us this week!! Love those background papers, will have to give that a try!!

Theresa said...

Hey Angie! You have really been busy young lady! Look at all those fabulous goodies you've been making! I love those background papers - wow! And thanks for sharing your secrets! Hugs!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I cannot even TELL YOU how you've rocked your GIU week! Then again, am I surprised? NOPE! I am thrilled to know you as a woman of UNITY and also thrilled that you're on my TGF team-you have more talent in your little pinky finger girl..I swear! WONDERFUL. WONDERFUL!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, wow, Angie! LOVE all your projects today! I really love Unity's background stamps, too, but need to use them more. :)

Heather said...

Girl, you are one fantastic chica and I'm in love with all you do! Such amazing talent you have!

secret scrapbooker said...

Love your cards Angie :0)
Kate x

Jen said...

ANGIE!!! Oh my gosh, this has been a most FABULOUS week full of your awesome creativity! It seems like you had so much fun sharing with us...great tutorials! *smile* I love how you played with the b/g images...jealous...I need MORE! Your cards are awesome and your beach survival kit is absolutely A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Thank you for this fun week of totally inspiring art! Have a wonderful weekend!

JenMarie said...

O.M.Gosh.
WOW girlie...AMAZING creations here!!

She said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love them. x

Sweetieshop said...

Love what you have done with the background stamps, must have another look at those!
Great survival kit too, just the right size! Thanks for giving me lots of inspiring ideas this week - have loved following your blog :)

Carisa said...

omgosh, those background papers are fabulous! what a great idea - esp with all the no DP challenges all the rave right now! LOL thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration this week. i was thinking about doing growing in unity but i don't think i can top your week by a long shot! hehe

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

What a week for you! Love all of the creations especially the bird card! Fabulous!!

BonnieRose said...

wonderful tutorials gf.. will hv to try this with some of my backgrounds.. love your beach kit too.. awesome!

Clare said...

Wow!!! Amazing Angie! I will SOOOO have to try your tutorial - the look is amazingly fantastic! Congrats on being featured, girl! :)

Kelly Massman said...

Your cards are great--i especially love the butterfly! Also, your beach kit is so cute and useful!

Jessy said...

AWESOME projects and inspiration!! these are all fabulous. :-)

Lori said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing how you made those gorgeous background papers.

Carolina said...

Lovin' the background paper and wow, your card are darlin'!!!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! Those backgrounds are SO COOL! I haven't tried the Haystack ink (honestly... I didn't know it existed until now!) That technique is brilliant! I'll have to check out that white ink too! Thanks so much for the instructions! Oh... and the beach survival kit! Thud! That is SOOOO cool!

Brooke said...

Angie... your beach survival kit is SO DARLING!!!!!!!! wow! love it!

Chris said...

these are fabulous!! i must ink these up immediately!