May 27, 2011

I Wonder Album....

This week on the Glue Arts Blog, we are making albums from Unibind and using their PhotoBook Creator binding machine!  The albums are perfectly nice on their own, but we have dressed them up using our favourite adhesives from Glue Arts!  Unibind also has some software and photo paper that comes with the machine, so you can print your own pages.

I used my Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks to adhere all the lovely flowers onto the album cover.

If you're curious to see how I painted the cover....head on over to the
They are having an AWESOME giveaway 
over there too!

Take care!


May 26, 2011

UnityTV Video Tutorials

I wanted to share with you the latest 2 episodes of Unity Stamp Co.'s UnityTV.  The first one is a video by Angie Blom, and the second one is from me.  

Episode #11 highlights include:

Layered Stamping
Layered Heat Embossing
Some Great Tips from Angie
Partial Stamping (using select portions of a stamp)

Angie used Echo Park's WITH LOVE and I ADORE YOU:

And here is Episode #11 of UnityTV:

In Episode #12, I used the circular stamp 100% Certified Homemade from the set HOME BAKED.  I love this whole set for the very reason that I love to bake, can foods, and give them away.  This video shows you a quick way to dress up all homemade treats that come in jars.

What you can expect in this video:

Stamping on Glossy Photo Paper

  If you watch UnityTV on You Tube, go ahead and subscribe to the UnityTV channel (UnityStampCoTV), because the videos will just keep coming! 

Here is Episode #12 of UnityTV:

And I would also like to share a little sneak for our next video....from Design Team member Maren Benedict!
I've previewed the video and it is SO DARN CUTE!

Thanks for watching UnityTV!

May 24, 2011

Shimmerz is on YouTube!

Shimmerz now has a YOUTUBE channel, SHIMMERZ PAINTS TV!

Here is a message from Shimmerz:
All of our crazy talented educators will be continuing to inspire you with their creative brilliance by now uploading videos to SHIMMERZ PAINTS TV!  You can visit and watch video after video showcasing all of the incredible Shimmerz Paints and Products.

To really kick our channel off, we decided to give away an equally awesome prize... take a peek!

Do you want to get your hands on this delicious giveaway?

Then here's what you need to do...
1. Visit our ShimmerzTV channel on YouTube at
2. Watch one of our videos
3. Like us on facebook...!/pages/Shimmerz-Blingz-and-Spritz/93365529240
4. Leave us a comment on facebook telling us what video you watched, and what you liked about it!

We will be randomly drawing a winner in about two weeks, so head on over now to ShimmerzTV - trust us, you won't be able to watch just ONE video... there are so many awesome techniques and trips, that we know you will want to visit over and over again!!!

Here is my favorite video that I made for Shimmerz.

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).

To continue on the hop, click on the button! 

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Thanks for visiting today!

May 9, 2011

Video Tutorial for SHIMMERZ - Canvas Art Board

This is my latest SHIMMERZ using Shimmerz Coloringz - a brilliant product.

I am in LOVE with Coloringz.  The colors are so VIBRANT and just work so well together, and the blending is fantastic.  So are you surprised that again, I am using them in this month's video?

For this video, I used 3 Coloringz , 1 Pearlz and stamps. 

Hope you enjoy!

May 7, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day with Unity!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Who knew there would be so many of us that we would eventually get our own day!

I thought this idea was amazing when I heard it, and here is the idea....

That all the design team members on the Unity Stamp Co. design team would each make an 8x8 scrapbook page that has our favorite recipe on it.  Angela would collect them all and then offer it up to one lucky winner.  See the Unity BLOG for all the detals on how to win and to check out more info about how we are celebrating NSD.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun creating our pages for you.

We've been sharing them with each other as we've made them and the girls have gone all out.  I am so impressed with each page and recipe and will be SO VERY jealous of the one person who gets the recipe album.

Here is my page and I swear by this recipe!

Enjoy this special day!

May 5, 2011

Love Eachother Hip Hop!

Welcome to this stop on the UNITY HIP HOP for May 5, 2011.

It's been a busy couple of weeks, just recently we were looking at houses to buy, but nothing has been right for us, so I'll take a back seat for now and concentrate on being grateful for what I have.  These two kids!

They are happily playing together in the backyard as I write this, getting along and loving each other's company.  It's more than I can ask for.  Don't get me wrong, they fight.  A LOT.  But I know deep down, they do love each other.

For this layout, I dressed up the background using Bella Doilies, trying to color match the paper with the inks I have in stock.  I also used Key to Joy for the quote and key theme.  When it was all done, I felt it needed more color, SO I added the blue felt key, die cut with a Spellbinders die template.
"Love Eachother"

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 BIRDS!
(runs from the 15th to tht 15th).

To continue on the hop, click on the button! 

Next Blog

Thanks for visiting today!

May 4, 2011

May Kit Work - Up the Street Scrapbooking

Up the Street Scrapbooking has monthly kits that you can purchase without a sub!  I love designing for Tara and her company, and now I get to share what I've made with the May kits. Every time I get a box, I open it to find beautiful products and I immediately start creating and crafting some of my favorite layouts.  Lots of PRIMA this month!

Country Cottage Kit

Being a Sister.....Priceless
Social Butterfly Kit

Here are pictures of the kits.

I do hope you go have a peek at these kits.  It would make Tara's day!  And she really does an amazing job with these and has AMAZING customer service.  She also owns a store front!

Take care.


May 2, 2011

Glue Arts Products for Hair Accessories

Mother's Day is coming up fast!  I wonder if my husband has anything planned.  We'll find out soon enough.  ;)

This week on the Glue Arts Blog, we are making gifts for our Mom's or special friends.  For my Mother, I made her a flower for her hair.  She loves going to dances and dressing up, so we went together to the fabric store and she found this lovely fabric.  I had the feathers from a while back when I placed an order with Fire Mountain Gems.

I used my Glue Arts Glue Gun and Glue Sticks to make sure all the petals and feathers stuck together. 
They are having an AWESOME giveaway over there too!