May 19, 2011

Hip Hop with Unity Stamp Co.

Welcome to this stop on the UNITY HIP HOP for May 19, 2011.

First of all, I have to share with you some stamps that I designed for Unity, released yesterday!  I hope this is the beginning to many more stamps from me.  All I hope is that you stampers can use them and create beautiful projects.  This truly brings me joy to see how people use stamps in so many creative ways.

And for the hop, I cracked open my May Kit of the Month for this layout and stumbled upon this photo of my husband with his father.  These two men look so much alike, it's CRAZY!  Especially when we look back at pictures of Mark's Dad when he was in his thirties.  The only difference, is that his Dad is a wee bit taller and lost his hair before 40.  Mark is doing well in this regard I am happy to report.

I love it when the Kit of the Month has some quotes I can use in my scrapbooking, and each kit usually does.  With father's day coming up, Unity gave you some father's day stamps early in the May kit! 


I love cutting up die cut papers.  This background paper is Bo Bunny, chopped up into 4 pieces and reconfigured to get what you see.  The cardstock is Core'dinations.

That arrow stamp is from a Unity scrapbook kit (Explore Today and Every Day), and it's propped up on 3D foam.  I used it because I thought it had a country feel to match the hats.  My 2 labels are made with Spellbinders die templates (Labels One, Curved Rectangles).  I used the Spellbinders as a stencil with Distress Ink, it acts like a mat after you ink it!  (see the white border). It's a great way to save paper without adding a mat.

Unity Stamps (May Kit of the Month, Explore Today and Everyday)
Spellbinders Die Templates (Labels One, Curved Rectangles)
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX
Shimmerz Paints (Lime in da Coconut Coloringz, Eucalyptus Spritz, Jeni B Bleu Vibez, Sea Foam Spritz)
Bazzil Cardstock
Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Broken China)
Memento Ink
Bo Bunny Papers
UCutIt Foam by Glue Arts
My Little Shoebox Letters

Unity Stamps Used

Kit of the Month
Every month, Unity produces CUTE art on a 8.5x11 sheet of rubber just for kit club members! 
Here is the kit for MAY 2011:

This month's challenge is TOOTY FRUITY!
(runs from the 15th to the 15th).

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Lisa H. said...

beautiful. looove everything about htis layout. great colors.

Tara said...

LOVE the stamps Lesley! I've ordered mine already :)

jan said...

I like your new stamp designs!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Wow Beautiful stamps!! Great layout

Eva said...

Lesley, I so LOVE your new stamps!!! Congrats on that and what a gorgeous layout as well!!

NoraAnne said...

I love your layout Lesley! and WOW, I just have to say that your new stamps are just FABULOUS! I can't wait to see more designs by YOU! These stamps are a MUST HAVE!

Rona said...

Awesome layout and I LOVE your new stamps!!! Gorgeous!!

jolande said...

That layout is beautiful!! the colors and using of the stamps...whow!!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

beautiful layout!

Angie Blom said... this layout amazing colours and how it all went so well with your papers. beautiful Lesley!!

Melawi said...

The stamps you designed are irresistible !! I just ordered it !! Beautiful scraps too.

Christine said...

Wow Lesley, your stamps are gorgeous :-) I want them!!!

Teri Berrios said...

Congrats Lesley!!! That is awesome girl. ♥LOVE♥ your layout it's beautiful. Off to check out your new stamps - WOOT WOOT!! xoxo, T

danajedwards said...

Congratulations! Love the stamp designs. Heading over to Unity to order my set.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this layout! And thanks SO MUCH for designing such COOL stamps :)

sharon g said...

I like what you did with the sentiment.....nice.

marilyn said...

LOVE this layout. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Looks very cool... and neat.... it's makes think of some of my vaccation trip!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Layout!! Love the colors!!

Karen said...

What a lovely layout Lesley!! I adore the colors and elements you've used!

Gloria Stengel said...

Table are...amazing! I love those stamps you designed and I want to own them ALL. Right now! Wow, you are....I love you man. hee hee