Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Inspired to CREATE

Hello and welcome to Inspiration Wednesday.  Kris here to share what's inspired me today.
Just being a part of Unity's lovely design team is a huge blessing and their unique designs and heartfelt sentiments always inspire me to create.  I saw this image somewhere in cyberspace recently and loved it's simplicity and bright colors.

I am always looking for simple ways to spotlight many of Unity's sentiments.  I love sending simple cards with a message meant solely for the recipient.  Here's what this image inspired me to create using a die-cut butterfly frame (from WPlus9) and a sentiment from the June sentiment kit-She Never Says Never. It's done with some swipes of distress marker and a spritz of water...seriously, that's all!

There you have it.  An easy-peasy way to show off a pretty sentiment.
Go and create what you love and have a fabulous week.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DT Tuesday!

Hello it's Jolande here for DT Tuesday!!
I love to see that the stamps from Marleen and Jolande
 are used in so many ways!!
The Hello Beautiful kit is favorite 

Did you see the tag Rebecca RamirezBarnes made!!
 A beauty!

This is a card that I made with this kit!

And off course this was one of the tags I made in the video's 

And with other stamps from Marleen & Jolande
is this one of my favorite's 

Made by Monique Vrijbloed

Hope I give you enough inspiration!!

Have a great day!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

KOTM Monday-June 26, 2017

Good morning everyone!  It's Kris here today with a super-simple KOTM post for you.
Every time I see a new KOTM, I stop to think about what I can use for a birthday card.  I guess that's because I make a lot of birthday cards!  This month's kit was no exception.
I chose to use only one of the ice cream images and find it's just perfect for summer birthdays.  I die cut the 2-part frame (MFT die) and layered it on top of some watercolor paper.  I cut a strip with the sentiment and adhered it to the middle.  The ice cream cone is colored very simply with some Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut, and popped on the card front.  I added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops (because I just got them and was dying to use them-LOL).  Here's my card.

And here is the full kit...Time to Enjoy Life.


It's so easy to sign up and start your subscription with this adorable full (8 1/2" x 11") sheet of rubber.
 Just click on any of the bold links in this post and learn all about it.
I hope everyone has a beautiful week.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Uniquely Unity Collection- A Daisy & A Lady

Happy Sunday Unity lovers! 

Echo here with you today with a card I made with this fabulous new membership. This is the very first month for this awesome membership! Sign up today and you can say "I have been getting Uniquely Unity from the beginning."  How awesome is that? I have been having so much fun with this kit. 
It's called A Daisy & A Lady.

I made this card as a trifold card. I used some patterned paper as a band to hold it together. I adhered the daisy to the center of the band. It just slips right over the card! I was having fun with this patterned paper so I paper pieced the daisy and ladybug! 

Here it is opened. I left it blank inside.
I have big handwriting. 
So, it's nice to have some room to write a message! 

To get this trifold card. I took a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 kraft card stock. I cut it at 5 1/2" width. So basically you cut 3" off of the 8 1/2" side. Leaving the whole 11" length for the trifold. Make first score line at 2 1/2". This will be the small flap and make the second score line at 6 3/4". Perfect. Now we have our 2 flaps. I took a ruler and at 4". I lined up the smaller flap a drew a line with pencil from the corner down 4" to get my angle cut. I used a die to cut the inside white panel. I used the same die for the outside panel but, I used patterned paper. For the band I cut a strip of patterned paper at 3/4" x 9". Wrapped it around the card so I could glue it to make a band. I just wanted to make sue I didn't make it to tight to fit around the card. I placed the daisy over the seem of the band! 

Here is the full kit! It is a great value at $14.99 a month delivered automatically to your door each month! Definitely my new favorite membership! If you want to learn more. Click here for all the deets!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend! 

See what I am crafting about on:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Uniquely Unity Reminder ~ A Daisy & A Lady

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with the Uniquely Unity reminder.

Sentiment:  Do all things in kindness.

This adorable kit is called A Daisy & A Lady.
It is the very first Uniquely Unity monthly membership kit, released June 2017.
For this card, I repeated the daisies in a way where only one ladybug shows.  I used watercolor for the centers and Copic markers for the daisies.  You can get a similar cluster look by masking the areas you don't want stamped.  The possibilities are endless.

I made a quick tip video for this daisy and ladybug card.
I focused on how to give a white daisy flower depth with highlights.

And here it is a little closer:

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Inspiration Wednesday

Hello there Unity friends. Shemaine here bringing you this week's Inspiration Wednesday post. I love being assigned this post because I take the opportunity to use some of my older Unity stamps. Today I am creating with an image from the Dec/2014 SMAK kit : Moments Like These

So I was surfing Pinterest and came across this card. It caught my eye because I love butterflies.

I loved how the card designer cut along the stamped image and layered it over the card base. I used this design as my inspiration for today's card.

 I stamped my image on watercolor cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I added some distress inks and cut around the stamped image. I finished with a simple sentiment.

Where do you find inspiration? I'd love to hear your ideas. Leave us a comment below.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DT Tuesday

Hello, it's Kary here for DT Tuesday.
I love mermaids and all sea creatures - I guess there's a kid in me somewhere - lol!  Unity has many awesome kits and my absolute favorite is this kit by Susan K Weckesser, Spirit of a Mermaid.
Here is my card.  Lately, I have an obsession with stencils and watercolor backgrounds. On this card, I have incorporated every coloring medium I love.  I colored the mermaid with Copic markers, the sea with watercolors and the sky and sun with Distress Oxide inks.

I used several different stitched waves dies for the card.  I also cut off the mermaid's tail and attached it underneath the waves.  To finish off the card, I added some shimmer to the mermaid's body and tail.
I hope you like the card. 
Here's the pick of the week - I LOVE to see what you are making every week.  So very hard to just pick a few...
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Look at this Amazing card by Shannon Horch. I love the colors and the flowers look so beautiful.
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I LOVE this card by Mindy Cox.  What a great Father's Day card and such a Gorgeous scene!
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Ooo.. I love how sweet this card is by Katie DuFour. Beautiful coloring!!
You guys are so creative and Awesome!!
Have a marvellous day!!
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