Hello. Welcome to my page and entry in the "Christmas in July" by Impression Obsession. For this entry I used the new "Baby Giraffe" - WP771 - stamp set. I created an a2 sized card using a red cardstock for the main color. I decided that since it was a Christmas challenge I would make green stripes for background. To make more Christmasy I added the scarf included in the kit and alternated colors. The entire giraffe image was paper pieced by me. Definitely a labor of love. For some reason this helps with my anxiety attacks and I love doing. Sentiment used was included in kit. I love giraffes!!. I thought the sentiment "You Have A Special Place In My Heart" fit for using for Christmas as many in my life - friends and family whom receive cards from me have a very special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy my card.
Hello all....its Blog Hopping Time - Yeah!!. I put on my Easter Bunny Ears and tail and I am ready to hop....lol. I love Unity Stamp Company stamps because they carry stamps for everyone. Whether you want cute, beautiful, funny, manly or even birthdays Unity has something for you in their vast array of stamps. I have made a few cards in hopes to inspire creativity. Here is the first one. I love Sloth Endearment stamp set. I had watched a cute program on Animal Planet about Sloths. When I saw this set I had to get. I also used Line Of Vines stamp set for background.
Since Easter is just around the
corner I decided to do a few
quick Easter cards. Stamped rabbit and cut out
using pop up dots for depth.
This kit is called "Bunny Keep You Forever ".
And my next card I decided to keep it
simple and clean. I took wings and bent a little
to make look a little more realistic.
This stamp set is called "Monarch Journey".
And my last card for Blog Hop is a stamp set called
Hello everyone!. I'm back. I truly wish I was just starting my Growing In Unity Week instead of ending it. I always hate to look forward to doing something for awhile only to have the time go by so fast. I hope that you have enjoyed all that I have created and that I have inspired you in some way. Remember that we all create beautiful projects with Unity Stamps. Whether its a card, canvas or even wrapping paper...its all unique with Unity Stamps. I truly believe that if a few of us got together and had the same kit and supplies that we would create all completely different projects. To me there is nothing more special to receive then something homemade. Receiving something homemade is usually made directly from the heart. Its a sorta of extension of yourself. Never be afraid to express yourself. One of my favorite artists here at Unity Stamp Company is Lisa Arana. Lisa has some awesome stamps and I totally love her owls. Today I thought I would showcase some of them.
To start off my owl cards I wanted to start with "Lil Bloomin' Owl".
This owl makes me smile as it reminds me of being in South Dakota with Paul for vacation (aka Sturgis 75th) and while on the motorcycle saw field after field of sunflowers.
I thought it was very cool to see that when the sun was out all the sunflowers in fact turned toward the light.
I used a floral embossing folder for the base of my card.
I stamped the "Lil Bloomin' Owl" and the sentiment with black ink.
The image was then colored in with Prismacolor Pencils.
To finish the card I used red card stock to mat the Lil Bloomin' Owl
since he had a red heart on him.
Up next I am going to use "Love You This Much" Owl
also by Lisa Arana.
For this card I started with a red card stock.
I grabbed one of my embossing folders with hearts on it and
embossed the red card stock.
I stamped both the owl and sentiment in black ink and
colored in with my colored pencils.
Matted the image and sentiment onto black paper to finish.
For my third card today I used "My Kinda Favorite Owl".
To start I used a gray card stock that I embossed with polka dots.
I stamped image with black ink and colored in.
I chose to use the polka dot embossing folder because of the
ladybug on top of the owls head (smiling).
For my next card I used "Going To Be Owl-Right".
For this card I used brown card stock that I embossed with my wood grain embossing folder.
I stamped image and sentiment with black ink.
Colored it in with pencils and finished by matting in black.
Here is something I created using "Bountiful Owl" which was
September 2016 Sentiments Kit from Unity.
For this owl I made a tag. I decided to use a cloud technique I had seen on one of Unity Stamp Company's video for background.
I hand drew a tree and colored it to resemble bark.
I used some leaf punches I had and punched out in various colors and tried to make it look like a tree in Fall.
For the Bountiful Owl I decided to stamp onto card stock and color in with colored pencils. For a little bit of fun I took some of the leftover leaves I had and glued together to form a mask.
I love how this tag turned out.
For my next card I used "Owl I Want".
I stamped image and sentiment with black ink,
and colored in with Prismacolor Pencils.
I decided to add some red distress ink around the edge of the white card stock to bring out the red I used on the image.
Matted with black card stock and used green card stock for base.
This card I dug out of my "Unity Archive" lol.
This was a card I made shortly after I found Unity, and
was made for a sketch challenge.
For this card I used "Owl Bundle Up".
This card is far from perfect...my stamping I think
has gotten better (smiling).
I stamped the sentiments onto white with black ink.
Matted all with dark blue card stock, and used some
blue and white bakers twine for a little added color.
Remember to post a comment on each day of my blog for a chance to win one of two grab bags of 25 sentiments from
Unity Stamp Company.
Here are links to the stamps I used today....
Remember tell them you saw on Aimee's Blog (smiling).
Hello All!. Welcome back to my Growing In Unity Blog - Day four. Wow this week is going way too fast (frowning)....but....(smiling) never fear Aimee is here to inspire you with the amazing stamps from Unity Stamp Company. Unity Stamp Company does all orders "cooked to order". All of the orders are done as they come in and are made just for you to enjoy. Well for todays blog I decided to highlight two topics....men and pets....lol....no similarities I promise (smiling). Finding stamp sets for men can be hard at time. Well not with this kit from Unity. For my first project I decided to use "For The Guys" by Lisa Arana. I love this kit because you can mix and match the three images with the sentiments contained in the kit to create a one of a kind card. My three cards I stamped images & sentiments in various colors of ink. Afterwards I matted, and placed onto card bases that matched the ink used on the images. Whether you need a birthday card, or thinking of you this stamp kit is great for it!. The images are awesome.
For the second half of today's post I decided to highlight for those who are pet lovers. I used for the base a paw print embossing folder that I had. I stamped the paw stamp onto white card stock, colored in the hearts red and matted them with black. I also matted the sentiments on each of the cards. Both of these stamp sets were created by Lisa Arana.
I really hope you liked all the cards I created. Remember to leave a comment on my blogs all week (one a day) for a chance to be one of two winners chosen to win a Unity Grab Bag of 25 stamps.
Here are links to the stamps I used today - tell them in notes/comments - You saw this in Aimee's Blog....smiling.
For The Guys - https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/for-the-guys/
Hello All and Happy Hump Day!!. Today marks my third day as Girl In Unity (GIU for short). Can't believe half of the week is already over - (frowning). Since I am a Girl In Unity I decided to highlight some of the stamps created by Angie Blom.
For my cards today I used all Itty Bitty stamp sets
For my first a2 card that I made today I used a medium blue card stock and did a top fold card instead of a side. I decided to give it texture by the use of an embossing folder I had purchased recently. The center was cut out and then image was stamped in black ink and colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I added the sentiment onto an oval I cut out and used black ribbon.
To hide the white paper on the back as well as the ribbon I used on the front I took another piece of blue card stock and adhered it over the entire back side for a more finished look.
For the second card I made I used "Faceless Beauty" also by Angie Blom. She is also another Itty Bitty stamp set.
For this card I used red cardstock that I embossed with embossing folder. Stamped image and sentiment on white card stock that I matted with black.
Final card for today is "Not Be Perfect" by Angie Blom.
She is also an Itty Bitty Stamp.
I stamped her on white card stock and colored in with Primacolor Pencils. I matted the stamp and sentiment with black cardstock and used light blue card stock which I embossed with a folder for a bit of decoration around the edge.
Okay....okay.....I fibbed lol. That was not final card for today.
Bonus time!!. 3 more coming up.
For my final three cards I chose to make them all themed
for friends. These are three of my favorites.
"A Friend Like You" was a previous Stamp of the Week.
"Always Lifts You Up" is a great stamp also for a quick card.
And finally "Completely Insane".
All three of these are Angie Blom stamp sets.
I truly hope you liked my creations for today!.
Come back daily for a chance to win a bag of 25 random stamps from Unity!.
P.S. Remember to add a note on your order that you saw this stamp because of my blog (smiling).
Hello All!!. Welcome to Day Two of my five days as
the Growing in Unity Girl . I am so happy for this chance to showcase some of the amazing stamps and stamp sets created by
Unity Stamp Company located in Minnesota.
In honor of Valentines Day being about a month away I thought I would take today and show you a few stamp sets that can be used for cards pertaining to Love.
For my first card I chose to use "My Person" by Angie Blom and Joslyn Nielson. I think this fox is sooo adorable!.
I used an embossing folder and used around edge of card.
I stamped the image with black ink and the sentiment in red.
I colored in with Prismacolor Pencils and then matted with black paper. Fun card to make!.
For my second card I used Wild About You (Giraffe) By
Joslyn Nielson. I stamped the giraffe onto white card stock and colored in with Prismacolor pencils. For the background I used a light blue card stock and embossed it with some clouds.
To finish the card I matted with black card stock and placed on red card stock base. Used the sentiment right on clouds.
For my third card I used "Puppy Ruff" by Tracy Malnofski.
All three of these stamp sets are Itty Bittys.
I used a red card stock for the base of card. I embossed a piece of green for the tree, and placed a light blue behind for background/sky. I proceeded to stamp the dog directly onto it and colored with pencils once again. Its a cute dog with heart.
And my last card for today was one I did at the last minute.
I decided to do "I Tolerate You" by Lisa Arana.
For this card I stepped a little outside my comfort zone.
When I used to scrapbook regularly (before stamping) I used to love to paper piece. Paper Piecing is sort of like coloring except each part is a different color of paper - start from the back and work forward. I think it came out cute.
Stamped main image and sentiment in black onto white card stock. Then I stamped onto the other colors I needed and pieced it together til I had a finished image.
It was fun to create!!.
Before closing for today I wanted to include links to the stamps I chose to use for todays Girl In Unity.
Please remember to leave me a comment every day this week for a chance to win a grab bag of 25 stamps.
My Person - https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/my-person-fox/
Wild About You - https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/wild-about-you-giraffe/