Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Unity!!


3 years oldand still going strong!

I have a wonderful Itty Bitty to share with you..

Here is the card I made with it... I just love the old fashion style of this stamp.

Did you know that Unity has over 105 itty bitty's and it is growing every couple of months...

I just love the range of styles , you can get Uniquely Unity.. and many of Unity's CO-brands as well.. a beautiful thing!!

Congrats to Angela , Christian and the whole Unity Family on 3 wonderful years..
and lots lots more to come.. so if you have not...

head on over to the Unity Blog and wish them a Happy 3rd Birthday..

Next on the Birthday Celebration Hop is the

uber talented

Happy Birthday Hopping!!



Friday, April 29, 2011

Friends with Flair.

Good Morning..

Today I am sharing a layout I did awhile ago of My sweet Guy.

Using Unity's Giving all Meaning background stamp!!

I started off with a purple cardstock.. a colour I hardly use.. and glued on some odd chipboard letters, numbers and shapes.. I them used gesso paint and covered the background 3 times.. and the last coat was a cream colour acrylic paint.. I then let it dry and took my background stamp and with the distress old paper ink by tim holtz and stamped on top of the chipboard pieces.. I love love how this technique looks on a layout.

My Guy
Love this guy of mine.. he is my best friend, my biggest supporter and the love of my life.
He is my Prince!!

And my GUY bought me these this morning.. He suggested we go to Marshall's grand opening and look around. They had some nice stuff.. and he bought me these cute leather slip-ons..

love the square toes for my little duck feet.. and they have a heel.. I will be a little taller this summer. hehe

Oh and I just love this sweater.. 85% cotton will look amazing with capris and my linen pants.

I am also excited and a little nervous.. This coming Monday I will be doing my first video for Unity TV.. ahhhh!!! I can't wait to share it with you all. I am excited about this adventure in Unity TV land. Here is a Sneak at my Project.

to see more of the recent video's check out Unity's TV channel on You Tube.

We also have a great stamp set for sale today.. go to the Unity Website.. it is only $5.00.

Make sure you go to the Unity Blog for the next Link to today's Friends with Flair.



Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hi Everyone, welcome to Hip Hop Thursday..

We have our Retirement Sale going on right now!! We have over 125 stamp retiring and you will have today to get them as of the 29th they will be ..removed FOREVER from the Unity Stamp Co. website.. so hurry up and get some of these amazing stamps.

Today I have lots to share with you.. first off is a card I made using one of these retired sets.

I just love this set.. and not only can you use ir for Valentines Day but all year round. I just love the doodle style of this set.. very me..

I also did the inside , using the flower stamp in a lighter colour and then the love stamp I inked up and coloured in.. LOVE IT!!

Now I have something else I have been working on this week.
Have you seen the new episode of UNITY TV... well you can check it out HERE!!
I was so inspired by the canvas tags that Lesley Langdon made.
she use the Maya Road Tags and I made mine with some scrap
canvas I had left and some grommets..

Using these Suzi Blu stamps and Stampin' store sets..

Suzi Blu stamps here

list for stampin' store kits here

Here is my Canvas Tag Album...

You are the key to my Joy.

an inspirational album for my daughter.

Now that was alot of fun.. I hope you give this a try and post it for all of us to see. We have a Group over at MY UNITY PLACE where we are sharing the Unity TV episodes

and also sharing our creations using those episodes that inspire us.

come check it out!!
check out the Unity Blog for all the details on the retired stamps.

Now it is time to head on over to the Amazing and Talented

Christi Snow she is next on the hop!!

Have a great day



Monday, April 25, 2011

H{ippity} HOP week #4

GoodMorning Everyone welcome to the

last week of the April Month Long Challenge.. with a twist..

Today we reveal what that twist is.....

NO SENTIMENTS on the front of your card.

Here is what I came up with.. Using the stamps from the

Ippity The Simple Things set. Love this image!

The diecut is from the Cricut cartridge Lacey Lables

I also put a quote in it from the Ippity Delightful Little Things set.

decorating the inside of my card for the My Unity Place Challenge as well.

Hope you all had a great Easter.. today we are still on Easter Holiday.. so the sun is shining and we are hoping to get out to the park for some fun.

Go and check out what my

wonderful and talented Friend EVA

has done today.

have a great day


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recipe for Hummus.

Hummus.. this is like having peanut butter in my family. It is a staple in our house!!

My love for Hummus started as a teen, I worked at a Mall and the Deli place sold the best hummus ever.. I would always buy it in the grocery store but it never quite compaired to the homemade Hummus Sammy use to make.

Well the last time we bought hummus it was $4.00 for a small container and we ended up spending $12.00 for some that would only last us a week and a bit.. so we went and searched You Tube for a recipe.. and came to this funny video.. I just had to share.. the Hummus song.. FUNNY

So here is my recipe for Hummus.

1 can of chick peas
2 cloves of crushed garlic
the juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup of olive oil
1/8 cup of water
dash of ground roasted cumin
salt to taste
put it all in a blender and blend until smooth.. that is it.. so easy and delicious!!
Now it only costs us less than $4.00 for a huge amount.. and the family is eating it up like crazy!! yummy and good.

Hope you give it a try.

Unity * Just the Facts Jack*

There are some great things happening over at Unity Stamp Company..

and I wouldn't want you to miss a thing.. so here are

Just the Facts Jack!!

The Unity Blog has a new challenge up.. it is all about the BIRDS!! We have some awesome participants already playing.

Ippity has WEEK #3 on the go.. our Monthly Challenge.. with a twist.. next Monday we will reveal the twist in the challenge... it is a great challenge to use all your Ippity Stamps.

Now we also have the latest episode of Unity TV.. the fabulous Lesley Langdon has a great video to share every Monday... come watch the latest . ... HERE

You also need to check out Unity's community.. a friendly place to gather, chat, and have some Unity FUN... we also have our first challenge up as well.
Come on over and join in the FUN.


we already have 1, 047 members and it is growing everyday.. sign up today!

last fact today.. HIP HOP!! now who doesn't love HIP HOP.. we start here at the
Unity Blog.
we will have some of the girls with projects and the rest of the girls will be featuring a Unity customer over on facebook.. Unity has a lot to be thankful for and one of those things is the loyal customers.. so today is Customer Appreciation day as well.. I am going to post mine really soon.
so check out the Unity Facebook Page for some good Customer Appreciation.


Those are the facts you need to know.. just love all the action always going on with Unity.. it is never stale.. it is always exciting and moving forward. Love that!!
Have a wonderful day..

Monday, April 18, 2011

H{ippity} HOP week #3

Hello and welcome to H{ippity} HOP Mondays

Wow week 3 is already among us.. time is just flying by..

Today we have two wonderful things to share with you all

.. and the first being someones BIRTHDAY!!


(I just love this girl, I believe we are soul sisters)

I made this card for Eva.. lots of layers. lots of black.. simple design. I hope she likes it!

I used this weeks photo inspiration challenge.

check it out!!

Here is the full view..


I also did the inside of the card I am doing the first challenge over at


today the challenge is called the Outside, Inside Challenge. so you will have to do the front of your card and then take it one step further and do the inside..

I just love the finished look it has and will be doing this alot with my cards. Also a great way to get rid of scraps!

So let's all wish this beautiful, generously loving person a Happy Birthday today.. Eva ,I hope all your wishes come true today.. I love you so very much!!.. .. haha.. now it is her turn..

UNITY TV.. episode #7 is HERE

so check out Sweet Birthday Girl Eva!!

If you want to purchase Ippity Stamps check the list out , click below.

have a great day



Friday, April 15, 2011

Unity's New Challenge is Up!!

Have you seen the NEW challenge on the Unity Blog..

well it is up today and the Design Team have made some amazing cards and layouts using this month's theme.

you are to use any of the Unity or Ippity birds for this challenge.

and Unity has alot of bird images flying around!!

here is what I made.. love this Marah Johnson Thank You Itty Bitty!!

ah I also wanted to thank Marah Johnson for the shout out on facebook today too

I am still blushing!!

This challenge starts today April 15th, 2011 and will end May 14th, 2011

so get those entry's linked up and have fun playing.

Ha.. did I tell you.. we have a new reward up for grabs too..

you are going to just love this!!

You will have a chance to win

100 random stamps


A FREE KIT of your choice valued at $45.00 and under

now who does this....

you guessed Unity Stamp Company!!

so go make some bird cards using Unity or Ippity or both.. and link them up!! You can enter as many times as you would like.

Have fun creating!!



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hip Hop!! ( insert jumping for joy)

Oh my goodness.. what a day already.. talk about being on cloud nine!!

Hello and welcome to Hip Hop Thursday!! woo hoo!!

We are offically all ONE Amazing Design Team!!

Unity + Ippity = Amazing Unity Design Team!!


if you have come from our Beautiful Guest Designer Jolande's Blog you are in the right place.

she has a beautiful card to show you!!

I feel so happy to be among these amazingly talented ladies..

oh! someone pick me off the floor!!

I can't wait for you to see how much FUN we are all going to have with you all.

Unity is going to be AMAZING!!

and speaking of amazing did you see the

" small things matter most"

I just love all these images..

Today I want to show you a card I made using the New Unity fashion forward Challenge to inspire me.. and this beautiful set of stamps.

( remember today is the last day to play.. tomorrow we will have a new challenge up.)


I just love every image in this set of stamps.

I also have a little addiction for dress forms!

(recipe - Samantha Walker / Unity stamp "ohh la la , Fancy Pants paper , peony spellbinders die, memento rich cocoa ink, tim holtz worn lipstick and old paper distressing inks, lace, bg brad, twinery bakers twine, )

I feel so blessed to have both teams merge , so here is a quote .

"Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is process, Working together is success!"

Henry Ford.

Thank you so much for coming by and visiting me.. now it is time to Hip Hop on over to the beautiful and uber creative Brooke Lien.. love her!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.. woot woot!! for Unity!



Monday, April 11, 2011

H{ippity} HOP and Scrapfest!!

Good Morning.. H{ippity} Hop Monday!!

I have a different card using some of the Scrapbooking stamps from the Here and Now Ippity

set. Using this weeks Color Combo.. Fantastic colours!

I also wanted to do the challenge over on the All Things Unity blog. to use buttons!!

Well, button in my case. I place the brad over the button.. loved how it looks on the teal family heart. Here is also this weeks Color combo challenge.

and a closer look.

Here is my finished card.

A sweet moment of being together


I am thinking this will be a great card for my parents come Easter..

a modern day Easter card.

(recipe cuttlebug folder, twinery bakers twine, bg brad, Ippity stamps, copics, old paperTH distress inks,paper Stella Rose MME)

I also have some photo's of Scrapfest this weekend.

Sue Sykes, Lisa ( scrapfest owner) and Myself

at the Canadian Scrapbooker Mag. booth

I always need a hug from Miss Sue to get my journey started.

I took this from their facebook page..hehe.

A wonderful surprise.. meeting Virginia Lu from Etsy Inspired.. oh it was fun chatting and getting some copic advice. she is soooo wonderful.

Now my time at Scrapfest just wouldn't be the same without these ladies!! Kimber and Catherine.. LOVE them.. they make me sooooooooo HAPPY!!
Here is my Entourage!! My Posse... my family! Well, most of them.. I was so happy that all my sisters came out except my sister in Nova Scotia. .. but I am sure if she had the chance she would have been there too. So blessed to have my hubby and son also join us girls for a great weekend.
So that was my weekend.. today I am going to love chatting on skype

with my friend Savvy O'Gwynn. Hope you all have a great day .

Time to go and check out my beautiful friend Eva.. I am sure she has something fabulous to share today.

Mega Hugs,