Friday, January 13, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 5 -- Frowning - January 13, 2017

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 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).

Lil Bloomin' Owl -

Love You This Much -

My Kinda Favorite Owl -

Going To Be Owl-Right -

Bountiful Owl (September 2016 Sentiments Kit) -

Owl I Want -


Owl Bundle Up -


:::::::Deep sigh:::::::
If you got the idea I was stalling for closing this day...
you would be guessing correct.
I really have enjoyed sharing my Unity Stamp Company
creations with you all week.
I really hate for it to end....

Please remember to always take time to create, and stamp.

I want to thank Angela Magnuson for creating 
Unity Stamp Company, and for all the amazing talented
artists at Unity who create incredible images for all of the
red rubber stamps. 

Because of Unity, I have found something that makes me smile and feel good about myself doing. I have created gifts for others to enjoy, and created cards that are one of a kind.
Unity Stamps are multi-purpose stamps to me.
I love that the images and sentiments are all individual so you are
able to put one image from one kit with a sentiment from another.
Also because of Unity I am blessed to have some amazing
stamping friends who inspire me, and we are able to help each other with opinions and encouragement.

Remember if you have missed a day of my blog you have a chance to go back and look at what I created and leave a comment
for a chance to win one of two Unity Stamp Company
grab bags with 25 stamps.

Thank you for taking time out of your days to read my blog 
and leave me comments that truly have touched my heart, made me smile, laugh, and even tears to eyes.
I truly hope you have enjoyed my blogs, maybe found a new favorite stamp you just "have to get" because of something you saw me create during the week.
You have over the weekend to leave comments on all of the
blogs - I will pick and announce my two winners Monday.

As always - Have A Great Friday....and Have A Happy Weekend!.

Keep stamping.....with Unique stamps from Unity Stamps!. 


  1. Beautiful cards and tag! Love Unity Owl stamps.

  2. So many owls! It is easy to get addicted like that with Unity. They have been fun cards to see all week long.

  3. I absolutely love your owls ( one of my favorite things too) but blooming owl was my fav! Marvious job Amy! And great job this week!

  4. The owl tag was so creative!!! I love the simplicity of your cards.....and how you used embossing folders to bring out the theme off the owls! I have really enjoyed seeing your creations

  5. I adore owls!! Unity's owls are awesome!! Love all of your cards, Aimee! You rocked your GIU week!! Amazing!!

  6. Love those cards with the cute owl!! I have to put them on my wishlist ( which grew a lot since I discovered Unity one month ago, LOL)
    Thanks for a week of fabulous inspiration!!

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  8. Simply adorable. I'm going to have to put that little owl on my wish list. Aimee, you totally rocked being a GIU Girl this week.!

    1. Awwww thank you for saying. Stamping hugs from Ohio.

  9. Wow, great owl cards! You have given us a lot to be inspired by this week. I hope you share your passion for creating in Your community. A stamp club is a great way to learn new things and share ideas. I have been leading one for about three years now. It's a highlight of my month and I look forward to seeing everyone.

  10. What sweet cards the owls make! Of course, it's the stamper with the owls that make them great!!! Aimee, I love each one on the owl cards. I hope you continue to post your cards because I think they have all been wonderful!

  11. I love that owl and your cards. I have truly enjoyed seeing all your cards this weekend can't wait to see more online.

    1. Please contact me on Facebook. You were one of my winners this week.

    2. Please contact me on Facebook. You were one of my winners this week.

  12. What a great way for everyone to share their ideas. I loved the Halloween owl lol so cute! You did great! Thanks for sharing

  13. love the halloween card owl my favorite this week has flown by great colors and makes. loved them all

  14. Lovely cards with that image. Agree with the comment of a fast week. However I am so happy it's Friday!

  15. Once again great job. I love the embossing folders used.

  16. I like what you have done with the owl stamps and again,the embossing! Such an easy technique makes such a difference! Thanks for some great cards this week!

  17. I just adore all of the owls! They are all so different, but all adorable!

  18. Wow, your week went by so fast! Great choice of stamps, I love the owls, they're so cute. Great job on your cards Aimee. Hope to see you back here again sometime!!

  19. Love love love all of the owl cards! So cute!!

  20. I love owls! I seriously need to catch up on my collection of Howie the Owlie. He really is so adorbs!
    All of your cards are so fun and I have enjoyed your week of inspiration very much!

  21. You certainly pulled out "owl" the stops today! I love every single one of these cards, and your tag (which is awesome, love the leaf mask!). I see you have a fondness for Unity owls as do I. I enjoyed seeing your creations this week, and hope to see more on the Unity pages.

  22. Love all the owls! You did awesome girl! Love them all!

  23. Love all the owls! You did awesome girl! Love them all!

  24. Aimee it has been a real adventure being with you this week! I too am sad the week has ended, but glad to have met you! Your owl art inspires me & dang it I think I might have to put that Owl on my wish list!! Looking forward to seeing you around the Unity world! Be well and stamp, stamp, stamp!

  25. Just love all of your owl projects, Aimee! Time sure does fly by! I can't beleive your week is up already! I look forward to many more awesome Unity creations from you, though!


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