Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Biggest Wish!

We listen to Music while Chris makes breakfast for his family and brews coffee for his wife...
One by one the boys emerge, and each one of them is greeted by a great big
"GOOD MORNING, Sunshine!"
The song: "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts played on the radio. It remains to be one of my favorites, so of course, I found it blogworthy this morning.
How appropriate that is fits with one of my SINGLES:
My BIGGEST WISH - by Amy Baas.
This stamp will be used on a Scrapbooking page for EACH of my boys and filled in accordingly.
Enjoy the song! Have a FUN SUNDAY!
I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Specials

WANT THIS Unity Stamp Kit FOR A PENNY???
See details below!

We have 5 stamps that I am taking out of their KITS and selling as SINGLES through MONDAY only!!!!

See the UNITY WEBSITE under Newly Released Singles.

Trifle Sentiments with EVERY ORDER over $20.00 for only $.01, one penny, uno cent!
All you have to do is ADD IT TO YOUR CART

Simply type "FIRST ORDER" in the Discount Prompt at the bottom of your order screen and we will add it into your BOX of GOODIES!

EVERY SINGLE order today will get a FREE little MYSTERY STAMP in their BOX of GOODIES! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU from ME TO YOU!

I have a BOX of extra stamps on the shipping table ready to be dispersed into your orders!
Take a peek at the newly released single "Sweet ZZZ's" by Jessica Rose.
Is it the MOST ADORABLE thing EVER!
The KIDS are going back to SCHOOL, Fall is COMING! Add to your stamp collection and prepare for a CREATIVE SEASON of Stamping!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Weekend Plans? Here's MINE!

Hunting Shack in the Woods....
...and Edward.

The boys and I went for a couple hours this afternoon and did some school shopping. It was so much fun! Nic tried to twist my arm to buy a T-Shirt that said "Team Edward" {Nic knows how much I ADORE Edwards character within the pages of these books} There was also a T-Shirt that said "Team Jacob" for all of you peeps on the other side! If you have read these books, that would mean something to you!
I was CLOSE to the purchase - but I did not think it was appropriate attire for this chick.

I did, however, buy each one the the boys a T-Shirt that simply states:
... Size S,M, L, & XL....
I felt those were necessary and appropriate! :)
The moment they ALL put those on, there will be photos taken - it is a blog worthy moment...I may even just have to place my CHA tiara upon my head for that photo!
A mother of 4 boys has this right...don't you think?

Unity is taking HIP HOP into the weekend...DON'T PANIC! We are NOT HIP HOPPIN all weekend long - I am just extending the SINGLES and the SPECIALS as an added bonus for LABOR DAY!

Check out my WEBSITE for the DEALS O' the WEEKEND!
They are specifically listed in the BLOG POST from August 28th!

From the bottom of my HEART I want to say THANK YOU for being part of HIP HOP yesterday! The emails some of you have sent with KUDOS for Unity are going to be shared with the WHOLE TEAM here. WE ARE ALL SO HAPPY that we have made so many new friends!

Enjoy your weekend and every simple thing about it!
Hope you find some time to STAMP TO YOUR HEARTS DESIRE!!!

By the way...IF YOU HAVE READ ALL THESE BOOKS...Whose team are you on?

Enquiring minds WANT TO KNOW!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Alright Peeps! It's time for WEEK 3 Hip Hop!
Starting NOW!
I only have 5 minutes to post this.......LATE START THIS MORNING, Girls
Forgive me if is a little WORDY!
We have 5 stamps that I am taking out of their KITS and selling as SINGLES today!
See the UNITY WEBSITE under Newly Released Singles for TODAY ONLY!
Trifle Sentiments with EVERY ORDER over $20.00 for only $.01, one penny, uno cent!
All you have to do is ADD IT TO YOUR CART
Simply type "FIRST ORDER" in the Discount Prompt at the bottom of your order screen and we will add it into your BOX of GOODIES!
EVERY SINGLE order today will get a FREE little MYSTERY STAMP in their BOX of GOODIES!
....A grab bag of sorts, girls.
I have a BOX of extra stamps on the shipping table ready to be dispersed into your orders!
Take a peek at the newly released single "Sweet ZZZ's" by Jessica Rose.
Is it the MOST ADORABLE thing EVER!

Start with NIKI Meiners for your viewing pleasure!
Hip Hop all the way through to find the Treasure at the End!
We have a customer HIP HOP of SORTS go here to see all the FABULOUS Unity Creations by my FABULOUS Customers as well.
Tons of BLOG CANDY to be found today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Watchout Wednesday - We ALL AGREE! Jeanne is AMAZING!

Unity Loves this Gal!
Jeanne has recently become a Friendly Face at Unity Stamp Company, and are we
We adore her and she is SO MUCH fun to have around!
Do you blame us for being SO EXCITED that she is a fan of Unity?
Look at these mini works of art...nothing short of sensational!
You can see ALL OF HER CARDS in a gallery at Splitcoast HERE
there is a little TOXIC LOVE in it for you!
Jeanne wrote the little "I luv you" in there. That is what I love about this stamp! You can write ANYTHING! How cute would this be for an ANNIVERSARY - with the name of you and your husband on the tree?!
Unity Stamp Company "Love is Toxic"
It is a must have!

This is a stamp of all seasons!
How did you first hear about Unity Stamp Company?On Splitcoast
Fave Unity Set?That's tough, it's a toss up between Diva-lish and Wish
What inspires you?A strong cup of coffee, a great image and a good challenge.
Do you have a fave color combo?Right now (may change tomorrow) Fall colors - Browns, reds, oranges
Do you have a favorite Quote?
"Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle."
---Marilyn Monroe
Are you reading any books at the moment??? Dean Koontz - The Husband
A short little blurb from Jeanne:
"I'm a "retired stay at home Mom" (at least that's what hubby calls me) to 4 wonderful boys. I've been married to my hubby, Joe for almost 24 years.I discovered stamping/papercrafting about 3 years ago and fell in love. I quickly discovered Splitcoaststampers and got hooked on doing the challenges. I'm at my very best when I'm busy working the creative side of my brain."
Thanks so much, Jeanne!
You are so supportive of Unity and that goes 100% appreciated at all times from all of us!

The fun begins HERE at 10 am tomorrow!
Over $300.00 in Prizes!
Come back to my blog at 10 am Central for the LOW DOWN on the day!
Till then.....enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DT Tuesday - Our Brooke.

Today is ALL ABOUT Brooke!
She is one of the most amazing women I know...
She maintains her family, her work, her talent, her friends, her individuality all wrapped up in a tiny bow - In otherwords...she amazes me.
She has a heart of gold and consistently is compassionate about people. Once a friend always a friend. She deserves every good fortune that can possibly come her way.
She is SUPA TALENTED at her craft.

We have crafted together for years now...and she whips out these creations in NO TIME AT ALL. I am still placing and replacing and taking apart and starting over and she just does this....VOILA! Perfect....How Splendid is that? She is my little crafting idol. :)
You can get more details about this card on her BLOG...
I do know that both of her cards were made with REMEMBER HAPPINESS by Jessica Rose.
This is Unity's Kit of the Month for August {which is still available for 4 more days!}
Click HERE for details.
Adorable, Brooke! I love it!

"Love Was Never Promised to be Easy" - August Kit of the Month

Brooke shared a BIT a BOUT herself:
As her friend over the years I can tell you, a "nutshell" could not possible cover all the fabulous traits of this gal...but I will let her make it "simple"

in a nutshell.
i'm happy go lucky.
i enjoy creating.
i don't enjoy rule following.
i love laughing.
i enjoy my family and friends to no end.
i love to have fun.
i am laid back and i go with the flow.
i am confident and proud of who i am.
i will usually say what i think.
i will do anything for those i love!
i have a huge collection of quotes...
but there are some that i come back to time and time again.

all you need is love. love is all you need.
-john lennon

i see your true colors shining through. i see your true colors and that's why i love you. so don't be afraid to let them show. your true colors. true colors are beautiful like a rainbow.
-cyndi lauper

if you never did; you should. these things are fun and fun is good.
- dr. suess need to GO TO BROOKE'S BLOG, she has an ADORABLE book on a slide show that she created with "Little Monsters" and in Unity Fashion we are GIVING AWAY a

"Little Monsters"
Leave a Comment on Brooke's Blog for a chance to WIN!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Nic went to ALASKA this summer...We SURE MISSED Him!

He sure was a sight to see...
We missed him, but we didn't know how much till we saw him back in our home!

Poor Kid has not had an "alone" moment since!
Arriving home August 15th....
"Joy" is having your sixteen year old in your entry way - Not only SAFE & SOUND, but 100% happy to be there!
"Joy" is eating breakfast with your brother after not seeing him for 6 weeks! That is a very long time for a 35 year old mother & Father, much less a 6 year old little brother!

"Joy" is soaking up the SUN on the lake with your BOYS!

Nothing like having your brother LAUNCH you into the lake...Nic sent this boy flying almost 50 times. When you have been away all summer, it is the least he felt he could do!

THEN...there's the "RYAN" FAMILY GOLF OUTING! 30 people all enjoying the beautiful weekend weather. 27 holes of golf. It was nothing short of a BLAST! Sawyer even won a prize for being the only family member to get smacked with a golf ball...If you ask him he will show you the indent in his little foot!
As you can see...he recovered just fine. Next time I think shoes are in order and perhaps a HELMET! That kid is an accident magnet.

No, LUKE is not drinking a beer.....
I cropped the photo and the dude with the beer was to his left! :)
Chris and Luke waiting for all the teams to finish.
Even though GOLF is not Nic's favorite past time, he joined the fun! He is trying to fit an entire summer in 2 short weeks, and LOVING it!
It's GREAT to have him HOME!
So you have our weekend in a nutshell! It is laughs and {good times!}, memories to cherish for years to come!
All of these events and I EVEN MANAGED to finish a NOVEL!
Late nights are the best time to read!
All of you who left comments were EXACTLY RIGHT!
I could not get my nose out of the novel
The motion picture comes out December 12,2008 - Hooray!
We will be back to Stamping, Scrapping and DT Tuesday tomorrow!
Enjoy your Monday!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Early Christmas Idea from Guest DT Erin! We {heart} Erin!

Happy Friday!
For those of you at SPLITCOAST...I hope you have recovered from HIP HOP THURSDAY!

Beautiful Erin is our Guest Designer for August.
I love the way she does things...It is smart.
She comes up with a FABULOUS idea and then REPEATS it - and makes SEVERAL!
Love that!
Here is some CHRISTMAS Inspiration for you...Nothing like being prepared!
Adorable Erin!
Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Made with Unity's "Bitty Christmas Tags"

That is what I have for you today!

Simple and Sweet.

Enjoy your weekend!

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
George MacDonald

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hip...Hop...Hip...Hop...Hip...Hop...It's a Nearly FREE CLOCK!

It's your Dream Tree!
Single and Stunning for HIP HOP Day!
Click HERE to add this beauty to your cart!

The long standing joke at Unity...

Angela says, "Hmmm....what should I run for a special?"
proceeds to the back room to take a peek around....
Everyone there ALWAYS ENCOURAGES her to give away a FREE CLOCK!
The words "How about a FREE CLOCK" has been said 99 million times at Unity!
WHY?! You ask...
Because I have this CLOCK on TWO production plates and I have DOUBLE the inventory of them AT ALL TIMES!
SO...August 21, 2008 HIP HOP starts with a NEARLY free clock with every order!
{only because my website won't DO FREE, that is the way it is programmed}

Jennifer Buck loved the Unity Worn Vintage Clock!
...and it looks to me like she had a plan from the moment she saw it!
Some stunning EYE CANDY from Jen!
When you do the BLOG HOP starting on SARAH'S BLOG you will see another CLOCK PROJECT on Jennifer Buck's BLOG when you get to that point!
Made with Unity's $.01 Clock!
"Worn Vintage Clock"
I know I said I was NOT GOING TO DO IT...but I am offering another
10% off
all orders ALL DAY HIP HOP DAY again....
{and a penny clock!!!! - don't forget to add it to your cart!}


{all capitals!}
it is case sensitive.

We will be giving away tons of stamps again, just as many, if not last time.

NO OFFICIAL word of which ones, it will be very random!
I am sure "MAG THE MAN" will pop in at some point and give away the farm again!

Last week I promised some VISUAL on the HIP HOP antics....


This past weekend I was innocently standing on the father, sitting in his boat had a particular twinkle in his eye. I did not recognize the "twinkle" as my husband did - and I could not understand why he was running down the dock, away from me, in the opposite direction from the boat. I heard the boat motor lift and as I turned around my dad revved his engine....I was SOAKED with camera in hand. It was pretty comical as I stood there resembling a wet dog, although my poor little camera did not survive.


When I get a moment today, I will run to my parents home and BORROW their camera to film some more INTERNAL VIDEO of HIP HOP here at Unity!

Come back this evening for more entertainment!



Sarah Martinez
...and let's get HIP HOPPIN!

Almost FORGOT!
Click HERE to see it!
"Love Builds a Home"
by Jessica Rose

Before you go...any new camera suggestions? If you have a moment - HELP!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Watchout Wednesday - Kelly Braund...Super Cute!

Kelly Braund
From Minnesota.
One of my local gals...she is sweet, sweet, sweet!
We met her at Scrapbooking Your Life's Journey in St. Paul, MN.
Chris and I did a little day trip there, and met the most wonderful gals.
Made with Unity's FAMOUS "Giggle Grove" in Combination with "O'Happy Day"
LOVE this card, Kelly!
This little winter card made with Unity's "Jolly Little Winter"

RETIRED Unity Set "'s the little things" - July's Kit of the Month.
Click HERE to see the Kit of the Month for August "Remember Happiness"

Made with Unity's "Jolly Little Winter" - Love the colors...

Thanks Kelly! They are adorable.

Did SOMEONE MENTION that tomorrow is HIP HOP THURSDAY at Unity?

I will post a ton of specials, give away free prizes at Splitcoast Stampers AND have tons of EYE CANDY full of inspiration! Check back at 10 am Central for a day of FUN!

HOORAY! Enjoy your day...

BTW Has anyone ready THESE BOOKS?
In all my spare time, {ha, ha} I have been encouraged to start the first of the SAGA....
Let me know your thoughts.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

DT Tuesday - Featuring my girl Robyn!

One of my ORIGINALS!
These amazing projects are done by my girl....
Robyn Weatherspoon
She has supported Unity from the VERY beginning...and quite simply...
Not only because she has detailed talent, but because she is loyal, supportive, encouraging & consistent in all that she does. Her lucky little students. She is a teacher by daytime - scrapbooker/stamper in spare time. I have not one doubt in the world that there are PARENTS REQUESTING her each and every year.
I get to see Robyn TWICE a year at the WINTER CHA & Summer CHA. The moment I met her for the first time it was as if I had known her my entire life. I am consistently amazed how just the right people, events, and circumstances arise as you need them - and I am so THANKFUL that Robyn was no exception to that!
Made with a Unity Single: "Becoming Butterfly"
Love that PINK & Orange!

Gift Bag & Card made with "Tiny Trinity"
Look how that paper matches!
Made with Unity "Floral Fantastical" & "Live the Life"

We asked Robyn to share a few thoughts:

I really believe in Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!
My daily journey is all in pursuit of being kind, compassionate, giving, loving, forgiving, prayerful, hopeful, joyful, honest, creative, and respectful of others.
My life experiences have taught me that without these goals, I am nothing.

Much love and Be Blessed!
{I love your energy, Robyn! Thanks so much for sharing!}

Robyn has an amazing team of ladies that made projects using Unity Product.
I hope you will take a peek at their creations THIS WEEK!

I am stunned at the talent of these ladies! THANK YOU SO MUCH for making Unity so FABULOUS!
Watch out Wednesday!
Come back to see the talented ones our Unity Design Team has found!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Shipping NOW through August 31, 2008

"Remember Happiness" by Jessica Rose

You can see the entire kit and SIGN UP for Unity's Exclusive Kit of the Month HERE!!
Now through August 31! The minute you sign up, I get a notice at Unity and we SHIP out your Kit of the Month immediately! Sign up today to get REMEMBER HAPPINESS by Jessica Rose!

I have found some adorable creations by DT Member Brooke Lien, Unity Friend at SplitcoastStampers Jessica Russel, and Unity Artist Kristine Bents {the Artist of the FAMOUS Giggle Grove}. I am scoping the internet for more creations to post on Thursday...More people should have their kits everyday now! I am looking forward to seeing all the BEAUTIFUL creations that hit the Blogging world in the weeks to come! I am going to have my artist Jessica Rose keep an eye out for her favorites! Prizes to be given!

"Penny Candy" by Jessica Russell
She is such a DOLL and a HUGE supporter of Unity! THANK YOU Jessica!

"Thanks So Much!" by Kristine Bents {Unity Artist}

You are 100% Amazing, Kristine! When your art hits my inbox I LOVE IT!
What a treat to have you as part of Unity! Thank you!

Off to watch the Olympics and put the little guy to bed!

DT Tuesday tomorrow! Come back for some BEAUTIFUL Eye Candy!

Sleep Well!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

UH OH! Multi Tasking GLITCH...Sorry Erin!

Erin McKinney is my Guest Design Team member for August.
She is so sweet. She submitted some amazing little projects for me to use on DT Friday. Design Team Friday is when I feature my guest designers and have them make some special projects for the Unity Blog. The multi tasking at Unity became a bit overwhelming on Friday. I am so sorry Erin! I took a peek on her blog and GUESS WHAT! She saved me...she has her projects posted there. Take a peek by clicking her blog banner below...Leave a comment for Erin on her blog. I will have her pick one name on Monday to win GIGGLE GROVE!

Kit of the Month started to ship on Friday, August 15. A ton of them bid goodbye to Unity and started on their destination to your doorsteps...
If you would like to sign up for Kit of the Month go HERE. You can get this get THROUGH August 31, 2008. The moment you sign up I get a notice at Unity and we ship your kit.

Blog Candy Winners
The two gals below will get this months issue of SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKS & "This CHICK is SINGLE".
Angela said...
Gorgeous chicken! Congrats to Jen! And I love to visit Val's blog, too!I'll have to check out this Hip Hop Day...
The Parkers said...
What a great idea! I can't wait to "hop around" and see what I find! TFS!!!
Well we are off for a lake day with my parents & the boys...Not many of those left!
That's alright, though because FALL is AMAZING! Sweaters and Cozy Socks are the BEST!
Monday we have a new Unity Member joining the clan!
I am giddy with excitement to have her help!
Having Eryn will allow time for me to work new images into the line of Unity and NOT STRESS out my DT Members with short deadlines due to the MIlIoN little things that draw my attention away from putting new kits together!
She is SWEET, Wonderful and FUN, FUN, FUN! Perfect fit!


Thursday, August 14, 2008

What is HIP HOP?!

Hip Hop Thursday is simply a “Unity” day!
We will start the day at 10:00 AM Central time EVERY THURSDAY.
The fun will start with a BLOG HOP! Participating DT Members will have RANDOM Unity projects posted on their blog for you to take a peek at. You will START at the Unity blog and follow through blog to blog by linking up.
For example...FROM the Unity Blog I would like you to go take a peek my girl Robyn's BLOG...She will have a link to the next DT Member and so on....
When you get to the LAST BLOG there will be a surprise! Leave a comment there and you will have a chance to WIN!
After you read the REST of the FUN about HIP HOP Thursday Start your fun little Treasure BLOG HOP!
Hip Hop Thursday will celebrate a
every week!
This week we have "So & So Loves....."
Officially FOR SALE and RELEASED Today!
5 Free Ones will be given away on the HIP HOP thread at Splitcoast TODAY!
We have so much to CELEBRATE here at Unity...Publications, New Releases and some TOP SECRET things that I can't even tell you YET! So I am offering up a CELEBRATION SALE!
{Not to mention it is my DAD'S BIRTHDAY! Love ya DAD!}
ALL ORDERS AUGUST 14, 2008 will get 10% off!
Enter the following code at CHECKOUT!
I am going to PULL out some of the most FAMOUS Unity Stamps and sell them as a SINGLE each Thursday! Do you blame me for starting with THIS ONE?
Then she is right back with her family and SINGLE no more!
Are you surprised that this is what is on my table at home?
My DT Coordinator AJ Otto is in PAPER TRENDS this month as well as Jennifer Erickson in SIMPLE SCRAPBOOKS! Leave a comment on the post below for a chance to win some FUN BLOG CANDY!

Hopping back over to Splitcoast...SEE YOU THERE!

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