Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hip Hop and some FWF love !!

WOW.. what an exciting time!!
I love new Releases.. and you will just love these stamps!!
 The images are fun and the sentiments , well are funny ..
you will laugh at some of them..
This is the Unity (ippity) Release line for August..

here is a bundle pack of last nights released stamps.. all of them for only $29.99
really ... can't beat that!!  or you can purchase them all on it's own.
All the images were made by ME... Angie Blom,
 the sentiments are by The Unity Artista's.

Here are the cards I made using them..

I am mixing it up and also making this post for my Friends with Flair Friday...
yes, I know it is strange.. but I want all my beautiful friends to see this post..
 so If you want to do the hip hop please go ahead..
 and you will also see some talented Unity Peeps on the FWF participating ,
just go over to the Unity Blog
link up your creations, so everyone can see your Unity LOVE..
Here is the HIP HOP for the Unity DT inspiration Thursday!!
Now it is time to head on over to the next person on the hop!!!

the talented and beautiful Eryn -

have a great time hopping!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friends with Flair.. let's get messy!!

Hi Everyone.. welcome to another FRIDAY!!
woohooo... i love the beginning of the weekend.
today I have my beautiful goddaughter for a couple of days,
we are off swimming and to the movies today. so lots going on..
Only one more week then it is back to school!!
so today I wanted to share you with my project
for Unity TV.
 I thought it has been a long time ..
 I have not done a messy video using paints, stamps and more.. .. haha.. is the project..
Create Everyday..
using some delicious Donna Downey stamps.
how here is the video on how it was all done.. start to finish!!
in fast forward. because in real life it took me 40 minutes..
just too long a video.  so sit back and enjoy.
Episode #75 Canvas Art 

for more wonderful projects for Unity friends with flair..
 check out the Unity Blog.
we also have a sale going on with Unity..
it is involves some sales.. and some proceeds that will go help some of your
loyal and wonderful Unity peeps.. Robert and Monica.. you can read the story here
12,000 FB Friends
12% Donation
{to monica and robert}
$1.20 Tiny Flutters Stamp
12 Stamp Grab Bags $7

Here are the SALE graphics.
THERE ARE over 49 Stamp Kits
marked $12 and Under
CHECK the 24 kits for $12


Unity will DONATE 12% of the sales this weekend to Robert and Monica.


Buy Tiny Flutters for $1.20 and we will ADD THAT ENTIRE AMOUNT on top of the 12%.

Let's do all we can to help.. thanks for your support.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Happy Hip Hop Thursday everyone..
I have a fun layout to share with you today!!

by Angie Blom

I just got some of these new Amy Tangerine papers last weekend and had to use them..
I love the neutral colours and it has a camera.. so I am in!! haha..

I used the wonderful  May SMAK kit of the month for this layout..
I love the arrows and  dots.. and inked them on top of the patterned paper..
using Distressed inks, shabby shutters and black soot.

Now you see the green chevron, and camera paper!! Well I made those this week.
I will have them available for sale digitally so you can print them off . That is once I figure out how to do that all.. haha.. Hoping my brother will help me set it all up in the next couple of weeks ..
 so stayed tuned for some angieblomdesigns digital papers!!
 I printed these 3x5 , because I just needed a small amount..

I have been looking at alot of wonderful video's by Janna Werner, and she used some random thread in her layouts and thought I would give it a try.. ..  I love it.

May SMAK kit of the month
Now and Then

for inspiration on this current SMAK you can go here..
I made this layout below on a post last week!!

Now it is time to Check out the Beautiful and Talented

have a wonderful day..

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Authentique Color Challenge..

Here are the Details!!
We have two challenges per month:
Sketch Challenge - The Sketch Challenge will be posted on the first Saturday of each month. There will be two sketches posted {one card sketch and one layout sketch} for you to use as inspiration.
Inspiration Color Challenge - The Inspiration Color Challenge will be posted on the third Saturday of each month. There will be a color storyboard posted for you to use as inspiration.

We would love for you to play along!
Just use the challenge inspiration to create as many projects as you'd like.
A winner will be randomly selected from all the qualified entries to receive an Authentique Paper prize pack!
{The more projects you create, the better your chances are of winning!}

{Color Storyboard}


- You will have until Wednesday, September 12th at midnight {PST} to enter.

- You will need to create a separate entry for each submission. {You can submit as many projects as you want!}

- Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post to link directly to your entry.

- You must provide a link somewhere in your entry back here to the Authentique Paper blog.

- Anyone can play along, but you must use products from Authentique Paper on your project if you would like to be able to win. {You can add in whatever other products you'd long as you are using at least 50% Authentique Paper product on your project.}

- You must provide a supply list of Authentique Paper products used on your entry.

Here is my layout for this Challenge.. hope you join me!!

Go to the Authentique Blog for more inspiration from our DT.
have a great day

Friday, August 17, 2012

Featured.. FWF!!

Happy Friday everyone. hope you are all having a great day!!
I have a true story to share with you today....
This week I got some Happy Mail from Unity.. some wonderful Alpha stamps I purchased, because I just love how big they are.. great for cards, layout and art journaling...
I was happy in love.. you stamp a holics will know what I mean!! haha

Liz Hick's Alpha's ...

Well , as soon as they came in I started inking them up in.. honestly it was out of the package
in minutes of getting it.. inked up and I had to share..  haha
so, I instagramed this cute card
using the large Liz Hicks Alpha's and some of the new Donna Downey..( empowered words)

Well I tagged both artists in my instagram post.. and low and behold the beautiful Liz Hicks commented back for me to email her some projects using her stamps.. well, I was overjoyed.. and had
to take her up on such a wonderful offer.. so please hop on over to her blog today to leave me and her some love.. I would so appreciate it!! 

you can find these amazing stamps over on the Unity Website.. just click on the photo
of them below.. you will just LOVE them.. a must have.. and think of all the
letters you will not have to buy .. you will use these over and over again..

for more Friends with Flair check out the list on the Unity Blog!!

have a great day

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Blog Hop with Basically Bare.. Authentique goodness!!

Hi everyone, Authentique and Basically Bare are having a hop
today between the main blogs. so make sure you head on over to the
Authentique Blog for more information.
Leave a comment on Both company blogs for a chance at a giveaway!!

Here is the project I made in more detail.
I decided to make a Halloween door hanger.
This owl chipboard shape was perfect for my project.
These Authentique "Enchanted " papers made it easy.

Now for an easy way to add paper to chip board this is what I do.. first take some glue and spread
it everywhere..

Then just place it on the opposite side of the paper you want to use.. let dry, then either
cut it out by hand with small scissors, or use an x-acto  knife ,  I then sand the edges and distress
it with some ink. Today I used some Vintage Photo by Ranger.

Doing this you can get a clean fit for your chipboard.. the distressing makes it all come together,
and gives it a look I like.  I wanted the owl to be whimsical
So I made sure I dressed him up in the Halloween Theme..  first by using different patterned papers,
then adding the hat and moustache. I think he looks CUTE!!

 The "B" I wanted to symbolize my last name initial so I hand cut one out and layered some patterned paper using glue dots.. then added the glitter glue to accent it all. I wanted our family name on there as well so with some of the great letters and words in the "Enchanted" collection I was able to
fit that in.

This was a fun project and I want to show you all the wonderful product used.. Thank You Basically Bare.. and Authentique for making such wonderful product !!

Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration on the Authentique and Basically Bare Blog.! They have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Basically Bare for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Basically Bare Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!

Have a great day,

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SMAK this....

Well, Happy mail day today.. I got my
Unity SMAK kit.. another wonderful kit!!
LOVE every image in here...
can't you tell.. I had to ink it up right away!!


 my point of view.. August SMAK kit of the month.

 here is my full 8.5 x 11 layout..
using some yummy inks from memento I inked some
of the various stamps and layered it on top of each other..
I love seeing the other stamps underneath those banners.

I just love to just use the stamps and a little bit of patterned paper ( Authentique- curosity)
and some washi tape..

If you are not a member.. go check out the Unity Stamp Company website.. this kit is available until
the 25th of the month.. so sign up if you want to receive it for the special member price.. I tell you. even though I am on the Unity Design team.. I am a proud member of the SMAK kit of the month.. I just love getting my fresh rubber kit in the mail every month like the other members..
 I get giddy, for new stamps from Unity!!

have a great day.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stamp of the Week!!

Stamp of the Week
This is a Happy Life
Image by Artista Angie Blom ( me)
and sentiment by Tanis Giesbrecht

Are you a Stamp of the Week Member yet?? Well to get this stamp and others that follow
you need to sign up HERE.. it is only $5.79 a week ( this includes shipping to the US and Canada) international prices are posted.
Every week a beautiful stamp will grace your mailbox, now who does not love
some happy Unity mail.. I know love getting mine!!
You can go check out other beautiful creations using this stamp HERE
 in the Unity SOTW gallery!!
Have a great Sunday

Friday, August 10, 2012

FWF!! Unity KOM...

woo hoo it is FRIDAY!!
have you seen the new August Kit of the Month at
Unity Stamp Company..
it is called
Colors of the Seasons..
a beautiful array of different images and sentiments
for the upcoming season,
from Back to School, Halloween and Christmas.
I just love the mix...

and I have alot of stamps in this one..
here are some cards & tags  with some of them on it..

on this tag.. the large bat is one image I did for the kit.

Color of the Seasons.

Here is another one.. I made the crayons in this one.

for this card I made the frame and the reindeer..

You will find that frame will hold most of the images in this kit.. for this I  made the
poinsettia's , it comes in 2 different sizes so you can layer them on top of each other
 or use them separate.

If you are not a KOM member this would be the perfect kit to start your Unity Journey..
You will use these over and over during the holidays on your cards of layouts.. 
you can find lots more Unity Goodness on the Friends with Flair post today on the

have a great day

Thursday, August 9, 2012

HIp HOP.. Release!!

Hello everyone.. welcome to a special Unity Release.. we have some yummy stamps
to share with you this week and a wonderful promotion.. you won't want to miss!!

Thinking of Fall? Halloween?
well this is a great collection of stamps to get your card creating, or scrapbooking
ready for the season.. I just love what Phyllis Harris has illustrated here.
I will let the card speak for themselves.



There are alot more wonderful images coming out today.. so go through the Design Team
to check out all the other creations with these beautiful images!! LOVE THEM ALL!!

And in Unity Style.. we have a ton of great promotions starting today until Sunday.. so
make your way over to the Unity Website to grab these deals!!

Now it is time to go check out the very beautiful and talented

for the full line up in today's hop please start at the Unity Blog
where a full list will be added.