Thursday, January 31, 2013

Unity Hip Hop!!

Hi everyone, happy Thursday!! 
It has been a crazy week this week already.. But I do have a card with this weeks 
Stamp of the Week!!


Now it is time to check out
Jolande van Oosterhout -
Have a great weekend 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

FWF .. Liz Hicks!!

TGIF!!! Crazy cold here in Toronto .. To keep warm I paint... So this is what 
I made yesterday after coming home from lunch duty at school:) 
 I am just loving all the new releases this weekend!! One of them is the Liz Hicks backgrounds.. 
I used this one on a small canvas. By first stamping on the canvas.. Adding transparent paint then stamping the letter background again and paper piecing it to the canvas adhering it with mod podge!  

 Using my Faber Castell big Pitt pens I coloured the numbers .. The Insta LOVE stamp is an itty bitty. By Joslyn Nielson and Lesley Langdon . I just love this stamp!! 


Check out the Unity Blog for more Friends With Flair !!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Project Life Week #3

Here are my pages..
Week# 3 of Project Life.
I decided to do this week using my Unity Stamp Company
SMAK kits.. I do love these kits so much,
I also design the images for these kits
with Project Life and Mini Albums in mind.
Here is one side of my Project Life.

I used two kits to get what I wanted, the December SMAK and the January SMAK,  some of the border stamps.. the round tags and the word phrases.
All so perfect to mix them up... they all go so well together.
On my journaling pocket.. I cut one of the circle tags in half to use as a decorative tab..
There are 3 designs in the January SMAK kit so you can really change them up for the entire year.

My second page I did most of my stamping layering one stamp very close to the other for a layered
border effect. Then using some fabric washi tape, and paper elements to add . I am loving the wood Veneer from Studio Calico.. you can't have enough... haha
Using light and dark coloured inks so it all comes together without looking busy.
the other part of that cut circle tag i popped into the photo's for extra journaling.
so you can just pull it out.

If you are not a member you can become one very easily.. just go check out the information on the
Unity Stamp Company website.. trust me you will not be disappointed in these kits. Every month
they get better and better.
Current Kit of the Month

If you are a current member you can also take advantage of past kits at the membership prise.. another great benefit of being a kit member.
December 2012 KOM
Love Story Clips

Have one amazing Saturday.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SOTW ... Hello Pretty

I just love this, if I do say so myself..
I love the whimsical feeling of the glass bottles and the
flowers in them.. very vintage, very shabby chic,
I made this image with all those things in mind..
it is so very pretty..
What a great card you could make to send to
a friend.. Hello Pretty..  love it.
here is the card I made using this stamp..
if you go on the Unity Blog you can see what the
Unity Design Team have done..
Have a great Sunday.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hip HOP!!!

Hello , Hip HOP Thursday is
Have you seen that great promotions over at Unity Stamp Company..
awesome free stamps with purchase!! ...
here is one of them Using the Bad egg.. I just love this!!
Lisa Arana is one smart Artista..
Look at all the fun you can have with this one.. hehe

loving the chevron by Simple Stories Sn@p collection and the Maya Roads heart pins!!

Here is the Garage sale flyer.. love it.

we also have some grab bags !!

Hope you go over and grab some fun stamps..
last week I also released my Angie Girls..
here is my Sydney Girl stamp
great for Valentine's Day!!
she is available on the Unity website here with 4 others.
Now it is time to go hopping over to the
here is the hop list for this week..
make sure you leave a comment on all the DT blogs
for a chance to win one of THREE gift certificates for $20.00 each.
next stop!!
Jolande van Oosterhout -
Have a great day..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Project Life Week 2 .... done!!

 Lookie, lookie... Week 2 of Project Life done..haha..
on a roll..
So in my previous post I told you I am doing my Album
Scrapbooking the pages.. Using my Instagram photo.
This is an 8x5 x 11 layout.. so it is not overwhelming at all.
This week I Incorporated on of my Unity Stamps
inked up in Momento's  espresso Truffle.. my new favourite ink colours.
it is a brown grey.. I just love it.
 Using a pocket I made out of Simple Stories Sn@p collection,
some of the printables from my Studio Calico Day by Day class,
and the other elements are made by me.. which is the typewriter,
 tabs, and awesome tag.  I am having fun using my own ART in
this years PL. Cost efficient for sure.
So here is Week 2, 2013

In the pocket I hold my weeks journaling that I am typing out on my typewriter,
 that is why I wanted a small typewriter image ..
I will have these in different colours for every week. FUN. 
It also holds extra photo's of the week with journaling on the back..
and I also included this little
mini book with my new line of stamps..
 Angie Girls that is exclusive with Unity Stamp Company.
My first official LINE.. I am very excited..

The inside pages.. I added to the back the description
I wrote on my blog post about each of them.
I wanted it documented ..
 Second page of Week 2
loving the addition of my stamp design..
this week I have printed 2 different sizes of photo's  3.5x3.5 and 2.5x2.5
 A great camera die from spellbinders, and a quote from the Brave Girls
fb page.. with the Be Gutsy photo that was on the first page.. my new motto
I want to be gutsy this 2013.

well that is week 2 done.. woo hoo..
Hope you are having a great weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Angie Girls... woo hoo!!

Hello Thursday.. what a wonderful day this will be.
Today you get to check out my newest line of stamps ... Angie Girls
I love them.. they are all so special to me..  I am hoping they will be just as special to you.
I know my daughter is so excited to have these in stamp form so she can colour them in
as much as she wants.. I just love that!!
I am not going to chat to much... cause I am sort of speechless..
But maybe not... We will see!!
I am so excited, I couldn't even cook last night.. haha
So you can just imagine me today...
So here they are.. my babies.
Maggie Girl..
( Mags for short.. I made this one for my sweet Birthday girl Angela Magnuson)
I actually made this one spare of the moment
I just wanted her to have something special for her Birthday.
I am so honoured to have her in my life.. She is my blessing.
She has made many of my dreams come true.
So I just had to honour her with this creation. 
 Love you Mags!!  

from the beautiful papers MME follow your heart.. just perfect for
Angela.. This is her.. with the wine glass to celebrate her special day!!
Happy 40th Angela!! love you to bits!!
this is the card Sydney made tonight for Angela., we will be mailing them off tomorrow.
. she is a copic pro!! Yes, she has her own copics.. or I would have nothing. haha
Now Sydney Girl
for my sweet daughter Sydney..
It is coloured but I still need to make a card
with it.. She loves to dress up in costumes.. and loves
Valentines so this one is perfect for that occasion.
Wouldn't it be a beautiful piece of ART for little girl.
Might need to be that as well.  
Then we have Andi Girl..
Named after Andrea Murdock one of
the Unity DT's.. and a wonderful friend!! and Andrea from the Unity Offices..
she is just so good to me always.. I want to hug her , I love her so much. ..  
Andrea Murdock and I have one thing in common
 we do  not garden we both have black thumbs ... hehe
so this is our inspiration to grow something in our imaginations.. haha

I made this Art piece on an oval canvas my hubby
bought me for Christmas.. I am loving the shape,
I think I need more!!  All I did was colour and paper piece
this , coloured my canvas them mod podged the paper pieced
Andi girl on... so easy and beautiful !! Using some Christy Tomlinson
stamps for the background.
Now we have Sadie Girl
I have a beautiful sister named
Sadie.. I admire her so much and thought
this was her.. the ultimate and wonderful mother
that she is.. best cook and friend.
I do love my sisters.. and eventually they will
all be a part of the Angie Girl collection.

 Now we have the last girl.. Lizzi Girl
She is too cute.. I just love the name Lizzi.
She loves to jump in puddles and play in the rain..
I have been known to call on friends to just come out
and jump in the puddles with me.. I just love the rain
and think it is wonderful to get all wet and have fun.
And just look how wonderful she looks on a layout!!  

so I had to have her in here..
You can find all these stamps over at the Unity Stamp Company website.
and guess what they are under my own section of the website.. just go here 
I am excited to have this wonderful opportunity to show my girls to you..
I hope you have as much fun with them as I do.. I hope if you have girls of any age
in your house hold that you let them share these with you.. Tell them they are girls
that inspire every day life.. every day happenings..  Let them be the next group to
love the craft we love so much. Well that is my dream to have us girls represented
in our every day lives.. whether it be a dress up girls, working girls to us mommy girls..
we all deserve to shine.
Angie Girls will be the beginning of something AMAZING for all of us!!
haha.. see I can't stop talking..
I just have so much in my head to share.. all the time.
my poor husband.
well ,  come back tomorrow to see some more fun projects using
this weeks releases..
Now time to hop on over to the Incredible
she totally ROCKS my socks off!!
here is the DT line up
remember to comment on everyone's blog
we pick 3 winners from the comments to win
a gift certificate of $20.00 each  to the
Unity Website store..  winners are picked
from random blogs.. so you have to make sure you
leave a comment on everyones for the best chance.

Happy Shopping..
You know there is always a great sale...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Stamp Design Page... have you seen them. ??

Hi Everyone, just wanted for you to check out my  Stamp Design Page..
If you don't know already I am a stamp Designer ( Artista) for Unity Stamp Company.
The owners Angela and Christian Magnuson are wonderful .
 I just love how personal and
super supportive they are.
 I have been designing for just over a year for them..
 My first stamp came out July of 2011.. even though in 2011, I only had 4 stamps released I was still in high spirits that one day I would get more released.
Sometimes you need to wait for all to fall into place.
 In 2012 I was very excited that Unity Released closer to 200 individual stamps.
( this includes images and sentiments. )
Within that time I think I have grown in my style, I have practiced to be the best
I can be.. I am more of a free hand artist so you might not see too many straight
lines.. but they are me.. MY BABIES each and every one of them.
I hope all the Unity fans out there really like them .
So now it is 2013.. I have some personal goals.. hoping to get twice that number in
stamps released this year.. and I think if I can keep on doing what I love best it might happen.
Faith.. I have a lot of it. haha.  Patience not so much.. haha
So you can go to My Stamp Design Page and check out all my stamp releases.. I am
still in the process of adding more of the older ones.. but most of them are there.
Even the current ones that have just released.
If you would like some of these stamps please check out the
they always have wonderful promotions every Thursday that last thru the weekend.
so check often to see if they are on sale.
Unity also have 3 different KIT clubs..
each of them with original artwork for all the Unity Artista's.
thanks for staying with me..  I can talk just a bit....
have a wonderful day

Monday, January 7, 2013

Season's of Giving WINNER!!

Happy Monday Everyone..
so sorry to post this so late.. but I have the winner finally from
my Season's of Giving Prize Pack..
the winner is............
BloggerJayne B said...
What a fun way to spend New Years--with football in the background, of course :)

Thank you so much!

Happy 2013!
January 1, 2013 11:33 PM
Jayne if you could please email me at
I will get that prize out to you asap.
thank you all for coming to my blog
and leaving such wonderful comments.
If you are doing Project Life
please go to some of the post down below..
I have a freebie for everyone.
thanks again

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Project Life Week 1 of 2013

Hello, welcome to my Project Life 2013
I am hoping to have lots of fun with this project this year
I am doing it differently this year.. Using just an
8.5 x 11 binder, 4 inch D-ring that I purchased from Staples.
The binder comes with a clear pocket on the front.. this is where
I added a piece of white cardstock and my from cover design.
I also did the side of my binder. 
The sheet protectors are a heavy duty page protector by Avery that I get in the
office supply section at Walmart. the monthly inserts I am using are
Martha Stewart .. These I cut to only have half the size, the top will have
the month ( Simple Stories Sn@p)  and the bottom will have a Family Photo of
the 4 of us.. every month I will try to repeat this.. to see how we all change during the month.
I was also going to do some of  My Artwork throughout this years album.
I want it to do a monthly banner to start the month off ... I think it will also be
awesome to get some of my stamp designs on these pages.. 
 On the inside of this I have a collage of the last 2 weeks of December.. these I am using an app
on my ipad called PhotoShake.. this is also how I will keep track of my weeks so I never get confused
about the photo's. Cause reality is I will get behind at some point.. I know myself.. haha
So here is Week 1...DONE!!!!!  
These are both done on 8.5x11 white 110 lb cardstock that I get from Staples.
You get a package of 250 sheet for less than $20.00 ... I think I have enough.
Some of these elements are from the class I am taking called Day by Day
Studio Calico was offering it last year ( the class in now closed) . I got some
wonderful print outs, cut files and lots of inspiration from many designers, oh
and a free stamp which I am hoping to have by the end of the week.
Then I also made some small cards and other elements myself. 
Every week I will have a pocket ( these are from Simple Stories Sn@p)  I will also
make my own.. these pockets will hold all my journaling that I am actually
typing everyday.. I am going to love my typewriter!! 
It will also hold my collage photo from the week
I really love this alot..
I will also add some quotes once in a while if I see something that
speaks to me.. this one I saw in the Project Lifers  group on facebook.
It was one someone found on Pinterest.  
So I am keeping it simple this year.. my photos are all Instagram style
so they will be squares instead of 4x6 .. much easier to use
and I can print 4 at a time on one sheet of photo paper ( satin finish Staples brand) ..
which is GREAT!!! 
  Hope you are all having a great week and hope to keep up weekly with this.
I already have my next week ready for photo's.. that will be the great thing about this
Project Life.. I can set up pages ahead of time, then just add the photo's .
I also have a Freebie for Project Life here.
I will try to have a freebie every couple of months.
Thanks for coming by.