Thursday, May 23, 2013

Unity + Petaloo ... team up Unity Thursday!!

Happy Thursday everyone.. I wanted to share my project that was on the Unity Blog this past
Tuesday..  make sure you check out the Unity BLOG for all this weeks promotions..
if you were voting on the Facebook page yesterday..
you will see the awesome stamps that we will have availible to you today as itty bittys...
  go grab yours on the Website..
here is my project.

Using one of the Past SMAK kits , I made this fun layout..
It was out time last fall down in Connecticut , where I was teaching at CKU
one of or stops was a trip to the Target there.. and I captured these kiddos
having a treat in the store.. Starbucks.. who can turn that down!!
Using the Past SMAK kit of the Month " love story clips"
this is the December 2012 SMAK kit..
I just love all the elements of this kit and that clip board had me all excited to
use it in a fun way to hang a photo.

For this layout I wanted a distressed look for my layered flower.
Using Flowers from Petaloo's Color Me Crazy collection...

I first took a variety of flowers to layer.. from large to small.. then sprayed them all with
Heidi Swapp's Color Shine.. then let those dry.

Then using the stamp from the April 2013 SMAK kit
"Celebrate the Good Times"
and some brown ink I stamped on the flowers.
then for the distressing I lightly splattered some
Bronze color shine .
the last thing I did was let the flower dry completely and used my fingers to form the shape
to make them more 3-D .. I love the look . I love that the stamping added another element to
what would just be a plain flower..

Again, we'll be sharing ideas using Unity Stamps & Petaloo all week long...
Now head on over to the wonderful and talented ..
also remember to go visit the Petaloo Blog to see what they have created today!!
thanks for stopping by
Don’t forget to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. Three random comments from various blogs (including this one) will be chosen to receive a $20 gift certificate to Unity stamps!!!
have a great day

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Guy & some GIRLS... Unity Thursday

Hi everyone, welcome to Unity Thursday..

Today you would have come from the multi talented Unity DT's  
Thienly's gorgeous blog if not start at the beginning of the Unity HOP..
Don’t forget to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. Three random comments from various blogs (including this one) will be chosen to receive a $20 gift certificate to Unity stamps!!!
Today I am sharing the newest ANGIEgirl and angieGUY  May 2013 release..
I am so happy to see this fella come out in stamp form.. he has been with me all his life
and this year will be concurring his desire to become a Carpenter / Renovator...
He will be attending a course at George Brown College and I am so proud of him..
Meet ALEXguy...
( if you have not guessed who inspired him, he is my only son)
when I told him he will be in stamp form he gave me that little smile
I know he was happy.. but ,he is nearly 18 so not much emotion.. but a mother knows.
for all those handymen or not handymen in your lives this is a fun stamp..
will be great for Father's Day.. your sons, boyfriends, and your fix it handyman.  
Then we have the CUREgirls.. I, for the past 4 years have been with a team
of women from my old neighbourhood, we all walk for the fight against
Cancer for Relay for Life.. this is for all the women and men out there
that do this every year in support of cure..
.. and will be walking again at the end of this month.
It is a 12 hour walk and so worth staying up all night to participate..
so meet my girls.. inspired by the Laugh, Dance, Cure team..
(Joan, Sandra, Cindy, Me,and Pauline)
This stamp will be great for thankyou notes for your sponsors,
layouts, and I want to stamp these girls on  team t-shirts.. that would be so cool.   
Next up is my Adventure girl... MARENgirl
she is named after a former Unity dt.. Maren Benedict
I have never met her in person, but I love her so.. and when I
made this girl, she was the person that inspired me.. I always see
what wonderful adventures she has.. I so want to be that adventurous..
She has inspired me for years, as I know she has inspired others.

I know I will be using this on  a layout this coming summer.. we are
going to try camping in June/ July.. hoping it won't be a 3 hour trip
to the hospital like the last camping trip..
Last girl.. I love her.. SAMMYgirl
I love mermaids.. my daughter wanted me to make her one to draw
and this is the Mermaid i made.. then everyone wanted her to be a stamp.. so
here she is... with a star, shell and some waves.. I named her SAMMYgirl after one
of my sweet neices.. Samantha.. she totally feel in love with this mermaid.
these would make some fun party invites.. and the kids could colour their own cards..

Today's Promotions...
all my ANGIEgirls will be on sale for $10.00 each.. but today you can get
the newest release in a bundle pack.. for only $34.00 that is another $6.00 savings from what the sale price is usually.. and 30.00 off the regular price....  pretty awesome!!

then we have ..
our new wild background stamps..

and the newest a bit about stamps.. I just love these for Project Life!!

there is also so much more.. so please
head on over the the Unity Website to see all the specials..

last but not least... remember with every order no matter the amount.. a FREE GIFT!!
 Unity Loves you!!
have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Unity Thursday... goodness!!

Hello... I have a ton to show you today.. so I will get right to it..
First off have you seen the newest May Kit of the Month..
I just love it.. here is a layout using some of the images from this kit.
Nice Hat!
it is called Totally & Utterly Amazing..
it has a variety of stamps for everything from Father's day, Inspirational sentiments,
Graduation, Prom, .. summer and more..
the images I designed in this kit are the lemonade pitcher and the border stamps.
 I just love it..
here are some of the details of my layout.. I layer and paper pieced
some of the stamped elements. 
the journaling I did using my electric typewritter.. I am so in love with this machine!!

Now another layout using the May 2013 SMAK kit..
I love all the elements of this kit.. great for layouts, project life
and it offers some great journaling spots.. with my favourite camera image..
and some great words .. perfect for sports, summer.. any time of year.
Today, remember ... PLAY HARD

just one of THOSE days.
the stamp designs I created for this kit are the line of cameras, the happiness is journaling
told by: and true story word sentiments. I know I will use this kit a lot.. for my PL and
layouts. Maybe a fun Mini Album..

here is a close up of all the wonderful layering on my page.. really I just love focusing on using
stamps and photo's on these projects.. nothing on this page is patterned paper.


Lastly.. I went CRAZY using the new " a bit ABOUT kits.. I love them all!! hehe.. 
 I wanted to do my latest Project Life pages using as many stamped elements I could..
so I did a collage of sorts..

You will see a little bit of something from every kit.. I love these kits and will get a ton of use
out of them for my Project Life, my mini albums and making my own calendars.. such a must have
for your collection..

here are the single pages..
I also used alot of stamps from the April SMAK kit as well..

well that is it for me.. this week I went crazy creating layouts and it felt great getting
these stamps working.. I just love my Unity Stamps...
to sign up for any of these kit of the months just go to the Unity Stamp Company website..
I also wanted to give a shout out to our guest designer for this week..
welcome to Angie Vandenbogaard , so nice to have you aboard with us.
Don’t forget to leave a comment on all the participating blogs. Three random comments from various blogs (including this one) will be chosen to receive a $20 gift certificate to Unity stamps!!!

now it is time to head on over to the uber talented
Erin Schreiner -

Have a  great day

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Family... Authentique & Hampton Arts. Blog Hop

Today on the Authentique Blog. go leave a comment on there and the Hampton Art blog to win some goodies.
Here is the project I have to share today.. 
Authentique Paper and Hampton Art are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and our new stamps from Hampton Art!
In case you haven't heard yet, we have teamed up with Hampton Art to create a line of co-branded cling mount stamps. Currently we have 3 sets to chose from:

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Hampton Art blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have created today with these stamp sets and Authentique Paper products!

Angie Blom

I paper pieced the images to use as an accent to the top of my page..
then taking some of the 12 x 12 papers and layering them on top of each other for a layered look.

The flowers from Petaloo added the perfect accent for these papers..
I just love the blues and yellows.

You can see the wonderful layers in this close up.. and that cross word paper is my
favourite.. I used the sticker letters and words to add my title .

Authentique Collection "Strong"
Authentique Word and Letter stickers
Hampton Arts keep me posted, footloose
Petaloo flowers
Imagine Crafts inks