Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some Christmas Love


Oh, we are so very excited you are joining us for our first ever
Design Team
 Blog Hop
 If you are not already a follower,
 we would love for you to join our families and
follow our blogs as well as stay up-to-date
by Liking us on Facebook:
During this 2-day hop, you will be inspired and in awe of all the fabulous creations shared by members of these two talented design teams.  Both teams will be sharing Simple Christmas Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc.  It's not too late for Christmas Cards.   According to the US Postal service, if you mail your holiday cards by December 20, they will arrive by December 25th!  And, this will give you a chance to also join in the Christmas Love Campaign.
here is my card using the stamp Itty Bitty
We are giving away two chances to win an amazing prize package containing the entire Susan K Weckesser stamps co-branded with Unity Stamps. 
 a bit of washi
one of a kind winter
For a chance to win, visit each blog and leave a comment.  Then come back on Dec 3 at 6 PM CST to find out if you are a winner at Susan K Weckesser Inc and Unity Stamp Co blogs.
next up on the hop is the ultra talented
Here is the blog hop order:
Erin Lee Schreiner:
Vicky Varvadouka:
have a wonderful happy day

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

For the Love of Jars!!

Jars ...jars ....jars
I have a new stamp set out 
I just love this!!
Hope you do too!!

You can find this set on the Unity Stamp Company website  now!! 

All my Love 

Have a great day
Angie xoxo 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stamp of the Week

Happy Sunday
Today I have a cute card using the 
New Unity Stamp Company
Stamp of the Week!!
Mugs of HUGS 
By Artista Lisa Arana!! 

Here is my card !! 
Love this image!! 

Unity Stamp Company SOTW
Jillibean soup papers
Red gems 

Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Handmade Holiday Hop Day 3

Hope you have been enjoying the hop so far...

If you are hopping along with us today: You should have come here from Nina Yang's Blog - Hampton Art - If you did, you are in the right place! Welcome!
Please join along in the hop - you can start at the Clearsnap blog.

Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Use the Rafflecopter widget on the Clearsnap blog to gain extra entries each day:

Original, Festive, Lovely and Peaceful

Maybe you saw this on the Authentique Blog on Friday ,
I wanted to share it here on my blog as well and some other Projects I made for
 this special Handmade Holiday Blog Hop..

Now for some of my new Holiday AUTHENTIQUE Creations.

I decided to make some fun Christmas Canvas Art. Mixed Media style.
Adding stencils, mod podge, and tons of wonderful papers from
 Authentique's Peaceful collection.

These are all 6x6 canvas's perfect for displaying in your home Christmas decor even better for
that special Christmas gift you want to give this year..
Even the scarf and bird are from the papers..I just coloured them with my red copic marker
and paper pieced to fit my snowmen.  I added some textured paste with chunky glitter
to make the snow.. it turned out wonderfully. Then adding some 3D objects from my
Christmas wreath stash.. to add the Christmas Whimsy.
winter JOY

Here are some very basic and easy instructions.
1. get your canvas and cut out the size of papers you want to use. I have mine cut to the exact
size of my canvas. Adhere them with a decopauge medium. I used Mod Podge. let dry.
2. Using some textured paste a doily stencil and some paint to tint my textured paste.
add a little drop of paint to your textured paste, blend. place stencil or template on the covered
paper canvas , apply the textured paste, remove the stencil and let dry.
3. with a fiskars circle punch cut a 3 inch and a 2.5 inch circle for the body of your snowman.
paper piece a hat , scarf and hands, don't forget the nose.
distress these items, colour with inks or transparency paints on the items you want to have colour.
Adhere with mod podge. add bling for eyes and buttons. let dry.
4. take some textured paste, white paint and mix, add them to the areas you want to show snow.
add chunky glitter on top of snow , dab lightly with fingers and let dry.
5. add 3D decor items, add sticker words and letters . Add pearls of snowflakes.
6. Mod Podge everything and let dry.
you can repeat these steps for all your canvas's, just cut different images to use.
You can see how amazing the sides look using the paper instead of just painting it.

Here is another Canvas Art piece I made.. this time making a layered fringe Christmas tree.
adding the textured paste to the fringe for snow. 

This is also a great way to add some of Authenique's Stickers.. you can lightly colour the image if you like.. I did just that with the pine and birds in the quote.
 Everything was sealed with Mod Podge.

My third Canvas.. was basically the same as the first.. just a different snowman with a different
scarf and hat. .. can you tell my house it filled with Snowmen??.. I just love them.
I also love the 12x8 sticker sheets using the letters to make my title on the snowman canvas's.
frosty LOVE

I hope you enjoyed my handmade Canvas ART .. give it a try these papers from the Peaceful Collection are just wonderful for this type of mixed media art.. 

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Donna Salazar Designs –
Eileen Hull for Sizzix
Dana Warren - Hampton Art -
Steph Ackerman – Globecraft Memories -
Arlene Cuevas – Graphic 45 -
Susan Lui – Graphic 45 -
Ashley Bores – The Twinery -
Mistra Hoolahan – Donna Salazar Designs -
Nina Yang - Hampton Art -
Angie Blom – Authentique Paper -
Denise Hahn – Clearsnap –

Stephenie Hamen – Fiskateers -
Guiseppa Gubler – Authentique Paper -
Jessica Fick – The Twinery -
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brown Thursday!

Hi everyone .. 
Welcome to Brown  Thursday!! 
 Today I made this cute card using these NEW stamps!! 

A collaboration of most of the Unity Artista's I just love this stamp set
It will give you many different  card designs!

Oh so purdy!!!!! 


Now for the great sales!!!


Unity will be having a 50% off sale on every thing 
Except memberships and non stamp products! 

they will also have GRAB BAGS... 15 stamps for only $9.00
WOW.. that is amazing.

and when you spend a certain amount you will get the above!!  how cool!!

Now go and check out the talented.
Danielle Daws

here is the hop list for today.
make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win one
 of 3-$20.00 gift certificates from Unity

 Angie (you are here)
Jen B.
 Jen E.
Lisa A.
Lisa H.

have a great day

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wine & Friends... with Flair!!

Well hello everyone.. so excited to be posting on Friends with Flair Friday..
have you seen these amazingly NEW stamps from Unity Stamp Company..
I LOVE.. even if you don't drink wine they are pretty cute..
As I told my friend Savannah O'Gwynn yesterday.. you can always put
some kool-aid and just pretend it is wine.. always to keep in mind for your
next wine party if you are not a wine person. It sure looks like wine.
So these are my new images ...
loving the hearts over the larger glass..
Wine & Friends

Here is another one of my images.. I love the bottle.. this would be a great image for a wine tasting
party invite.. love the sentiment as well..
let's uncork & re-wine

So check this out.. this is this weeks sale..  WINE DOT SALE...
lots of great specials for low prices.. .. go to the website and check it all out!!

Head on over to the Unity Blog for more Friends with Flair participants..
every week we give away prizes for FWF comments.. so make sure you leave a comment on
every one's blog..

Monday, November 5, 2012

Instagram CKU class

Hello all.. just wanted to make this post for all the wonderful people
that attended the CKU event in Stamford CT this past weekend.
Thank you all for everything. It was a great experience for me to teach
you all.. As promised I will have some of the last instructions for you, just in case
you wanted to finish your pages.
For the left page.. you need to cut 5 of the kraft sheets to 4x4 and then add the decorative punched
edge to the tops. them you will need to cut out of the polka dot paper 5 - 1and a1/2 inch x 6 inches and border punch that too. you will see in the photo above how it is assembled.
Now for the left side you will just need to cut 3 sheets of the 6x6 kraft to 3x3 so it is cut in half.
and you will see in the picture directions how it is put together.
Any other questions please just leave me it in the comments on this blog post with your email addy
and I will contact you.

If you would like to grab the stamp set the Unity Website is selling it.
here is the link
thanks you again for such a warm welcome and a great time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hello Thursday, I hope all is well in the world today,
This has been a crazy, insane weather week.. I wish you all
safety, and hope the worst is over wherever you are.
I am in Stamford CT right now.. but writing this post early . Just in case
I don't have access to a computer or Internet.
Did you see the newest Stamp of the Week..
It is all about Birthday Wishes ( image by Angie Blom)
here is the card I made using some copics and glitter glue.
some Studio Calico starts and Lily Bee Design "Handmade" papers
The ribbon is Amy Tangerine.

Here is the full card.
we have 3 new Itty Bitty stamps on the Unity Website.. check these out!!

I am in love and made these  stamps
 and had to make cards right away to show them off..
I designed the first two.. the first  stockings and the dressform.
 (cause we all know I am addicted to dressforms)
I can't wait to add all these great Christmas stamps to my December Daily?
I have may pages prepped and I am already thinking of what stamps I will use.
But you also need to check this out.. the new Unity SMAK kit for November
bright and merry moments..

here is just a sneak page into my December Daily...
Using the calander from the SMAK kit.. and the Itty Bitty Wonderful Time.
So head on the UNITY website
and get those wonderful itty bitty stamps.. for a steal of a BUCK deal!!
buy one ITTY BITTY get the other for a BUCK!!
This week we have a new Design Team Member Joining us..
Please welcome Danielle Daws to the Unity Team..
she is up next.. go leave her some LOVE.
Angie Blom - you are here
Check out the Unity Blog for all the  important SALE information.
Check it out!!
have a great weekend