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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Card Kit Swap at the Nook

This is the first time I have ever done one of these swap "thingy's"....and I LOVED it!!!!
What the heck is a card kit swap???
A group of us at the Scrapbook Nook signed up for the swap, we where then assigned partner's to exchange card-making goodies (rules: summer theme/colors and send at least enough stuff to create one card). Once we received our package of goodies we took a pic of what was sent and then created our little hearts out....
What a great way to shop in your own stash and ship some of it in exchange someone sends you some fun stuff you probably don't have yet!! I love this!!

I was lucky enough to be partnered with one of my card-making idols....Danni Reid!!!
She sent me the most amazing and generous package of card-making goodies!!
Just look at all this wonderful, colorful happy!! I couldn't help but to be inspired!

Here are the creations I have made so far (with plenty of leftover goodies for quite a few more creations)......

I filled this glassine envelope up with some confetti and buttons to create a festive birthday card

I love this jar tag....and I am quite happy with how the flowers look with it...almost as if the jar is full of posies:)

 Something a bit more masculine....

This little elephant is just so sweet...I immediately knew I wanted to create a baby card with it:)

A little country romance....

Head on over to the Nook to check out what the other girls have created with their is so fun to see what others do with products you love. I know I am anxiously awaiting to see what Danni creates with the goodies I sent to her!!

Thanks so much for stopping in!!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ippity Skippity!!

Hi everyone!!
It's Ippity Wednesday over on the Unity Stamp Co blog!

Which means I have an Ippity creation for you today....

This super cute birdie was so fun to "dress up" using some sweet patterns and a flower for her hair....

Supplies Used: My Mind's Eye SIX by SIX Happier Paper Pad; X-Press it Cardstock; Memento Ink-Tuxedo; Copics - B000, B0000, YG11; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Chicken Feed; Flowers - Prima Marketing; Pearls - Kaisercraft; MME Lost & Found 2 Blush "Better" Buttons; Photo Corners, Twine & Buttons - Misc.

Unity Stamps Featured:

Head over to the Ippity blog today and check out all the inspiration - these girls feature a stamp set every Wednesday - yup that's today - so there will be lots of eye candy for you!
Happy Wednesday!!

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sunday.....A new Stamp of the Week!

Hi friends!!

I have another super cute, new and wonderful stamp of the week for you today!!

Seriously, doesn't Unity do the most amazing job??!! 

And here's the card I came up with - this stamp was perfect for busting out my copic markers. But if you are not a colorer check out what some of the other design team members did with this adorable stamp here.

Supplies Used: My Mind's Eye Nostalgia 6X6 Paper Pad; X-press it Cardstock; Copics; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals; Ranger Stickles - Diamond; Basic Grey Max & Whiskers - Decorative Paper Clips; Manilla Tag & Twine - Misc.

To learn more about becoming a Stamp of the Week member head on over to Unity's Stamp of the Week blog.

Happy sunshiny Sunday!

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Unity & Jillibean Soup together again!!!

Hi everyone!!!
This is an exciting week for papercrafters!!
CHA is happening RIGHT NOW!!! And that means all the new products are being shown off!! YAY!! I love this!!!

As many of you know, Unity Stamp Co co-brands with many of these wonderful companies....which means we have lots of releases to show you too!!! Wahoooooooo!!!

Be sure to stop by Unity and check out ALL the new releases here
Bella Blvd, Christy Tomlinson, Simple Stories, Susan Weckesser, Authentique & Jillibean Soup - Ohhhhh soooo good!

I chose to share some of the adorable Jillibean Soup with you today!! 
Check out theses wonderful fall themed stamps!!

Plus Jillibean has backgrounds!! AND they are HUGE!!!

And that's not even ALL of the Jillibean Soup stamps!!! So be sure to stop by Unity Stamp Co and check them all out.

So here's the fun little card I made using the Country Pumpkin Chowder stamp set.

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup Paper - Milk, Dried Thyme, Sharp Cheddar Cheese & Apple Cider; Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean Bisque Cardstock Stickers, Pea Pod Parts & Paper - Basil Pesto; Jillibean Soup Corrugated Houses (cloud); Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks - Orange/Yellow Twine & Blue/Green Twine; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels #1; EK Success/Stampin' Up Scallop Edge Punch; Button & Photo Corners - Misc.

And as if having all this new beautiful red rubber isn't enough - check out the promo going on at Unity!!!

Well thanks so much for spending some summer time with us hopping along!!

Your next stop - The talented and sweet Stephanie Muzzulin!

Happy day all!! 
~ Shilo
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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Unity Challenge...I DO! Plus the Stamp of the Week!


Hi everyone!
It's challenge time at Unity Stamp Co!! Since July was my month for the challenge and we are right in the middle of summer, I figured why not focus on something many of us probably already have to create projects for - weddings!! Be sure to check out all the details on the challenge here.

This first card was so fun and easy to put together.....The birds in the paper and the birds on the caaauuute!!!
And I love doing "girly" projects....I rarely seem to get to do them in scrapbooking so I have to make up for it in my cards....and weddings and "girly" work together like a charm:)

A close up on the stamp...the background text is from the song "going the the chapel and we're going to get married....."
Supplies Used: Basic Grey Kissing Booth - Oh Darling & Better Half ; Doodlebug Petite Prints - Bumblebee; My Minds Eye Quite Contrary; Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black; Divine Twine - Lemon; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Circles & Lacey Circles; EK Success Heart Punch; Button & Lace - Misc

Unity Stamps Used: 

Happily Ever After - 07/10 KOM (no longer available - sorry peeps)

For this next card I wanted to create something a little bit more "non-traditional" for weddings - I wanted to use "love" themed stamps and create a wedding card out of it.
I am very happy with how this turned out!

Look at how perfectly this paper co-ordinates with the stamp - yikes!! Crazy when that happens!! I found the MME Six by Six at Winners (Yes - Winners! of all places). When I went to create this card I had both the stamp set and the pad sitting on my desk - just waiting for me to realize how perfect they were for each other!! I honestly didn't plan it this way...

I added a sweet little sentiment inside to help bring it together as a real wedding card:
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye Six by Six - Honey Cake; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fired Brick; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Brown Sugar; Maya Road Heart Trinket Pin; Heart Punch - EK Success; Ribbon - Stampin' Up; Lace & Photo Corners - Misc.

Unity Stamps Used:

Happily Ever After - 07/10 KOM (no longer available - sorry peeps)

I've been way overdue for a video, so on the fly I decided to film myself creating this card. 
Check out this "paper clipping" - watch me work through my creative process and make this sweet wedding card from start to finish:

This next project I did awhile ago.
I knew (before Angela at Unity Stamp Co even posted that she was looking for new design team members) that I would apply to work for this company as soon as an opportunity presented itself. When it did, I wanted to make something really special using Unity Stamps. I have made tons of cards, and even though I love making them I wanted to showcase my talents and abilities differently. I had a vision of a beautiful, mostly white banner with a little color.....all the pattern and color coming from stamps, of course. And I am happy to say that I achieved the vision in my head. This is the banner I made to submit for the Unity Stamp Co Design Team call. I think it would be a perfect decor item at a wedding, hung on the front of the head table...or on the wall behind the newly married couple.

All my flowers were white too, so to add a bit of color and interest to them I also stamped on some of them.

I added lots of pearl buttons and beautiful lace trim to make the banner feel very "wedding" like.

Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock; Jenni Bowlin Ink - Speckled Egg; Petaloo Flowers; Kaisercraft Pearls; Maya Road Trinket Pins; Ranger Stickles - Stardust; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass; Divine Twine - Aqua; Storybook, George & Basic Shapes,  & Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridges; Lace, trims, tulle, paper doilies, sequens, & buttons - Misc.

Unity Stamps Used: 


Isn't this sooooo cute!! 
And just think you could get one just like it in the mail simply by signing up here.
A new stamp and sentiment = happy mail!!!

I loved creating my card around this fantastic stapler and sentiment....just too sweet!!
I really love how it all came together...

Of course I had to include staples as an embelly....

Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock; My Mind's Eye Six by Six - Blink of an Eye; Whisker Graphics Little Bitty Bag - Gray Grid; Three Hearts Punch - EK Success/Stampin' Up; October Afternoon Sasparilla Buttons; Copics - C00, C1, C3, B000, B0000; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Photo Corners - Misc.

Thanks so much for stopping sure to stop by the Unity blog and check out all the gorgeous projects by the other design team members!!
The happiest of Sundays to you my friends!
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