Aug 23, 2011

Unity Ticket Stamps - LOVE THESE

On Saturday on the Unity blog, I used Unity's Store Kit Ticket to Life by Joslyn Nielson.  

I thought I would take the opportunity to share it here too, because I love how this layout turned out.

Besidess using Ticket to Life, I also used Carnivale Alpha (Marah Johnson) for the RIDE title.  

The paper is Graphic 45 "Le Cirque".  I LOVE these colors together.  The frame in the middle is a die cut frame from Spellbinders, treated with Shimmerz Enamelz embossing powder (Gold Digger), then I used some Clearsnap Chalk Ink to finish it off.


Designer: Joslyn Nielson
CLICK HERE to view a listing of all the stores carrying Unity exclusive store kits. 

Making the Tickets:

I made the tickets using Distress Stain (Wild Honey) on watercolor paper, let dry, and stamped tickets in black and trimmed.  The one ticket has the semi-circles that are perfect for little circular gems (Want2Scrap).


Thanks for visiting.


Aug 19, 2011

Thanks Ever So Much

Visit the Glue Arts blog for information on how to win some of Kim Hughes' stamps these products (just leave a comment over there for a chance)!

I have had the pleasure of designing with Kim's adorable images since she first started designing them years ago, and now again through Paper Smooches, during this blog week with Glue Arts.  I adore her style and images, they are just as sweet as she is.  

For full instructions on this card and to see what everyone else did with Kim's stamps and our favorite Glue Arts products, check out the Glue Arts Blog.


Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Stamps: Paper Smooches (Falling for You and Pretty Phrases)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Smooth Green and Textured White)
Ink: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) by Ranger, Memories Ink by Stewart Superior
Spellbinders Dies: Standard Circles SM and Labels Twenty-Two
Ribbon: May Arts
Markers: Copic
Die Cut Machine: The Grand Calibur by Spellbinders
Foam: Cut n’ Dry Foam by Ranger
Other: Thick White Paper for Stamping

Have a wonderful weekend!

Aug 18, 2011

Hip Hop with Unity and Vintage Street Market

Welcome to this stop on the UNITY HIP HOP for August 18, 2011, our first of two hops showcasing Vintage Street Market products with our Unity stamps.

Many of the Vintage Street Market products can be used to embellish your gift wrapping, so that is what I did!  I wrapped up a box for you, stamping on the glossy wrapping paper with Blossom Stackers stamps and Jet Black Staz-on ink.   I used the crepe paper that came in the Dimestore Vogue collection and wrapped it around.  I then made a tag out of the die cuts and some ribbon, and attached it to the package with U-Cut-It 3D foam from Glue Arts.

I used Blossom Stackers again on the tag to make the stamped and die cut label (die from Blossom Tags and Accents from Spellbinders).  I used Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, it's quickly becoming a favorite with me.

And for my second project, I die cut a Spellbinders box (Square Bracket Edge Box) out of the foil paper and then stamped one of the large stamps from Blossom Stackers.  The flower on top is the Spiral Blossoms One die from Spellbinders, using the paper from Vintage Street Market.

Before I glued the box top together, I stamped (with Staz-on Ink) the same sentiment on each side "For My Friend".

The lighting was terrible in my craft room.  It's hard to imagine that this grey looking foil is actually a beautiful turquoise blue from Vintage Street Market!  But you get the idea of how I stamped it.  

Unity Stamps Used

Samantha Walker's Blossom Stackers

And the matching dies from Spellbinders:

Dimestore Vogue

Kit of the Month Info

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

Kit info can be found here.

This month's challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL!
(runs from the 15th to tht 15th).


This is the end of the hop for Unity, BUT, here is a link to 

Check out their amazing line of products!

Thanks for visiting today!

Aug 15, 2011

Samantha Walker Unity Stamps and Spellbinders Dies - Video Tutorial for UnityTV

Just a quick post today, sharing the latest UnityTV episode that I made using the Samantha Walker stamps BLOSSOM STACKERS and matching Spellbinders dies BLOSSOM TAGS AND ACCENTS.  They work together to give you so many amazing options when it comes to building your scrapbook pages and cards. 

There are quite a few stamp sets that Unity makes under the Samantha Walker collection that have "Compatibles" dies with Spellbinders. Others include: Ornate Artisan Stackers, Retro Mod Clocks, Cuckoo Clocks, Orchard Harvest, and Twisted Metal.

See Samantha's blog for WONDERFUL inspiration, see how she and her team have used them together.

Aug 6, 2011

Weekend Update....

A few things to share...

It's the weekend and I have a pile of laundry to get I am just going to post some pictures and links for you.  I love these boxes, using the August Kit from Up the Street, as well as some new dies from Spellbinders (supplies below).

Forgiveness Card

Feauturing Glue Arts Products U Cut It Foam.

Visit the Glue Arts blog for information on how to win some of Glue Arts Adhesives (just leave a comment over there for a chance)!

I used my Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine to die cut the adhesive 3D foam into a bird cage, then glittered it!  See full instructions and images here.

Glue Arts U Cut It Foam
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Spellbinders Die Template (Bird Sanctuary)

Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Doodlebug Designs Beetle Black Glitter
Art Glitter Institute Marine Glitter
Ranger Glossy Accents
Bo Bunny Patterned Paper (Gabrielle)
Clearsnap Ink (Blue Lagoon)
Ranger Distress Inks (Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet)
Memories Black Ink by Stewart Superior
Unity Stamp Co. (Love Never Fails - sentiment, Carte Postale - bird, Advent - sentiment)
Singer Sewing Machine
White Cardstock

Have a wonderful weekend!

Aug 3, 2011

Spellbinders Idea Gallery and New Site

Spellbinders has a BRAND NEW WEB SITE.  It's pretty amazing, has been in the works for months, and is extremely user friendly, and has all the new releases up.  It also has an idea gallery and that is where this layout is from.

I used a many of the new Spellbinders releases on this layout, as well as coordinating stamps from Unity Stamp Co. (Samantha Walker stamps).  The stamps are designed to coordinate with Spellbinders die templates.  That is amazing news for me since I design for both teams and I happen to adore Samantha Walker's designs.

This layout has very few embellishments, most of the detail is done using the die templates with patterned papers and ink.  Love the Holly Motifs as a dainty accent.  I think I will be using this set a lot.


Have  a great day!

Aug 2, 2011

August Kit Goodness from Up the Street


Up the Street Scrapbooking has monthly kits that you can purchase without a sub!  Today I get to share with you some projects from 2 separate kits.

"Bookworm" features Basic Grey Oxford and Simple Stories Elementary ...

and  "Enjoy the Journey" contains papers from We R Memory Keepers and Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends ...

August Kits are priced as follows:
Bookworm $34.50 CAD
Enjoy the Journey $34.50 CAD
Bundled Together: $63.00 CAD (DEAL)

And here are my projects:

*Using "Enjoy the Journey" kit with Unity Stamp Co Travel Notes stamps.

*I used Clearsnap ink on the wooden letters.

*Using "Enjoy the Journey" kit with Spellbinders Die Templates (Creative Pages Two, Donna Salazar), Unity Stamp Co Learn Discover Grow stamps.

*Using "Bookworm" kit with Unity Stamp Co Learn Discover Grow stamps.

*Using "Bookworm" kit with Spellbinders Die Templates (Creative Pages - Donna Salazar), Studio G Dash of Red Paint by Ranger

*Using "Bookworm" kit and Studio G Dash of Red Paint by Ranger

Hope you stop by the Up The Street web site to take a peek of more work by the other designers.  I love how you get so many looks using the same products.

Have a great day!