Saturday, October 29, 2011

I have my S.M.A.K on... Mixed Media!!

I am really excited to share this little Mixed Media Project with you today..
Scrapbooking/Mixed media/ Altered Art Kit...
 the newest kind of Monthy KOM by Unity..

Well if you already know me.. anything Mixed Media is like heaven.. I just love it all!!
A true passion of mine.. and to then have these wonderful stamps to create my ART with .. well
you can just imagine my excitement.. whoot whoot UNITY!!

I did this CANVAS ART 16x 20
wish, wonder

here is the SMAK kit for November 2011.. Unity's First and there will be more to follow!!
You can find out all the details on the Unity Website.. HERE

 Using some to the images it was amazing to add some FUN elements to my canvas ART!!

  here is a look at some of the details..

love this film strip.. love anything with a film strip.. look at the awesome details up close!!

in the light blue I used the round wish stamp to make the scallops.

the heart was using my Pan Pastels.. I love the effect of using this on my canvas!!.

today Unity sent out this mailing.. lots of great things always happening on the website..
SALE.. SALE.. and more!!
so go check out the website to see all the great deals happening this weekend.

Have a great day

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hip Hopping with My Little Shoebox!!

Hello and welcome to the second
 Unity / My Little Shoebox BLOG HOP!!
if you have come from the Unity Stamp Company Blog, you are in the right place!!
If not go back and start there.. it is the beginning of this amazing hop!!

I made 4 different projects for today.. I hope to inspire you to use these two products.
Unity and My Little Shoebox are together co-branding some wonderful images that can be used so nicely with MLS paper products.. I am so in love with every line!!

My first project was to alter some small composition books.
I just think this is a great idea for stocking stuffers, I am making a bunch of these
to give to my many nieces .  Using papers from the Audrey Line, some stamps from the Pretty Little things, and Audrey lines, stickers from the Pretty Little Things..

The second project was for my daughter.. this pretty frame , I paper pieced the flowers from one of the papers from the Enchanted Garden Paper line
 and used the "beautiful " stamp with some of the fun MLS glittery letters.

Now I just love this one project.. and so does my daughter.. I took the stamps from the halloween line
 "A Little Trick orTreat" and using some black fabric paint.. inked it up and went crazy.. she is totally i love with this
MLS/ Unity tee. and it was original.. can't beat that!!

yes, she loves to model!!


My last project was an inside door hanger for this coming Halloween. Using paper, stickers,
 stamps from the {A LittleTrick or Treat} line.

Hope you enjoyed my projects.
I wanted to also thank MLS and Unity for such wonderful products to work with!!
This was alot of FUN!!

Here is the entire LINE UP for today's hop!
Make sure to LEAVE a Sweet COMMENT
for each participant and YOU could WIN a PRIZE!
Audrey collection, Audrey stamp set from Unity
and the 4x 4 Cameo and Oval frame Cottage Cutz Die.

Your next stop is the wonderful and talented.

here is the list of  today's BLOG HOP participants..

Angie Blom – you are here!!
Have a wonderful HOP

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thanks... for everything Fall!!

Today I am Thankful for Fall.. the beautiful colours just outside my door..
Seeing that some people are experiencing SNOW today...
(which by the way just freaks me out... and I live in Canada.)

Here is a Fall photo just for you..

the flowers are slowly dying.. but they are still beautiful to take photo's of.

also the photos that inspire the cards I make..
 this one is in my post for Unity Stamp Company HERE.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

“Unity Stamp Company & Spellbinders 2-Day Blog Hop”

Welcome to our TWO-day event!
 I am so thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary blog hop..

You should be joining me from  the Beautiful Michelle Woerner's blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!

Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event,
 but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

I made this card gift set using the
 and the

here is the box I made.. and the papers are also from the Samantha Walker Collection.

 Using just a simple design for my cards, I wanted to keep it clean .. easy to make a bunch of them using the stamps and the die cuts as the focus!

The top of the box was decorated with Samantha Walker's papers.. using my Tim Holtz distress inks to add the colours... okay I am so obsessed with these distress inks!!

Here is my finished set.. I just love all the fall colours.. and with these simple sentiments you can use these cards for any Fall Occasion.. I am sure they would be great with a birthday greeting inside!

All the Samantha Walker Compatible sets are now on sale for low low prices.. so make sure to go to the Unity Stamp Website to purchase them. You don't want to miss this one!!

Now please head over to the

 Thank you all  for coming by for this special blog hop.. make sure you leave comments on ALL the participating blogs from the last 2 days.. you don't want to miss out on this great giveaway!!
In case you get lost along the way, please visit the Unity Stamp Company blog for a list of all the blogs in today’s blog hop!

Have a great day

Monday, October 17, 2011

Unity + Samantha Walker = Ooh La La

Today we are having a great Blog Hop featuring some Samantha Walker stamps with the matching
Spellbinder's die cuts that are compatible.. how amazing.. so make sure you hop on over the
 Unity Stamp Company's Blog.. for all the DEETS!!

Here is one of the Samantha Walker sets.. Ooh La La
and Unity has it on sale NOW.. today.. so hurry and grab it!!

here are just a couple of cards using this set!!

make sure you do today's hop.. lots of great Samantha Walker sets on sale and will be given away!!
thanks for dropping by..

Friday, October 14, 2011

FWF.. PPC#37

Hello and welcome Friday!!
for some reason.. this month is just flying by.. the days just seem to get faster and faster.
I can't believe it is the middle of the month.
Trust me I don't mind.. only because today it Scrapfest.. yippee
I have this cute Jillibean Soup card to share today.

Love you to the Core

Using the challenge for this Week over at Scrapbooker's Paradise PPC#37

 The one thing I find hard  to do is one layered cards.. but found out by using my embossing folder.. it added the texture to the cardstock , giving me the look I wanted. So if you love detail.. try this tip for your card creation. I just love how it all turned out.. 

Now it is time to check out what the other's on the Team have made with this Challenge.

Make sure you link up your creations over at the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog.. every week we give away a wonderful prize.. go check out this weeks details.
You can also check out all the wonderful participants
over at the
 Unity Blog
 for Friends With Flair .

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hip Hop ... Fight like a GIrl!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month..
All month Unity has had some amazing images to share with you..
first it was the October KOM.. this is one amazing kit!!
faith, hope, love... live by it!

Now we are sharing some more images from Jenny Suchin, Unity's newest Artista ..
 these are just so amazingly CUTE!!

I made 2 clean and simple cards using these great images..

Fight LIKE A Girl

 Then this second image is too cute for words.. take a look at this owl!!

Give a HOOT for hope.  

Awesome don't you think!!
Angela will have all the Deets on this realease on the Unity Blog..
 so make sure you head on over to check it and more wonderful surprises out today!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paper Smooches... Sparks Challenge

As if late I have gotten the feeling like I am missing out on everything..
 There are so many companies out there, I just love everything I see.. but just can't afford to just go crazy and buy it all up. (No divorce in this family over crafting supplies!! haha)
 It really makes it hard to play in the challenges.. if you know what I mean..
I know we all go through this. It just can't be me.??

I was so happy to see that Paper Smooches has some FREE digital stamps!
Yes, I know they have had them from the beginning , but it is to find the time to play along.
Well , seeing that some of my friends are on their new Paper Smooches Sparks Design Team.. I just had to play along.. I just love all the images that Kim has made for her stamp company!!
 Well , I am playing in their
newest challenge you can find all the deets HERE!!  

 here is the inspiration photo..

Taking the digital stamp of the Leaf and the Thankful sentiment here is what I came up with.
my inspiration what the colours, the leaves, and the round shapes I used for my border!

 I added the little line of stickles glitter glue for a fun, simple texture.

So come out and play along with this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.. I have a feeling that I will make time to participate.. maybe win some of those lovely stamps!!

Thanks for coming by for a gander.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Swimming for Katie Renz

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.
This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted.
Information central is HERE. Please visit to see all of these amazing digis and stamps :) {This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button}
Here is the card I made for today's hop!

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.

Below is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.
Ashley Harris

Clare Buswell

Jessica Diedrich

Lisa Somerville

Charlene Merrick

Eva Dobilas

Judy Rozema

Sharon Doolittle

Tifany DeGough

Windy Robinson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Connie McCotter

Heidi Van Laar

Karen Maldonado

Lori Craig

Melissa Phillips

Tosha Leyendekker

Amy Kolling

Angela Thomas

Angelica Suarez

Angie Blom

Becky Oehlers

Betty Wright

Bev Gerard

Brenda Weaver

Carolyn King

Chari Moss

Charlene Driggs

Cindi Bisson

Claire Brennan

Corinna McGregor

Craft Critique

Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer)

Keely Yowler

Kelly Schirmer

Keri Lee Sereika

Kim Hughes

Kimber McGray

Kittie Caracciolo

Kristin Eberline

Wendy Price

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Enjoy the WHOLE hop and have a fabulous day!