Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April SNEAK PEEK - One is better than NONE!

Tanis Giesbrecht
Hooray Tanis!
Hooray, Tanis!


Archivers Winner!!!!


Here is the WINNER off the Archivers BLOG COMMENTS!
Thanks to EACH and EVERY one of you for leaving the love.
We read EVERY SINGLE comment.  
We were all GIDDY with excitement over YOUR excitement!
Jacklyn Jessa - YOU are the winner!
Please email for your prize.

I know VERY soon they will be posting more UNITY GOODNESS on their blog - we will do this AGAIN! 

Hooray! :)

  1. Jacklyn Jessa’s avatar
    I just got my first set of Unity Stamps… I love them! They are the cutest stamps out there! They’re not like the “cute” stamps from other companies… very unique!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DT Tuesday and a simple layout

Good Morning!

AJ here. Day 2 of spring break- and it's DEFINITELY not behaving like spring in my neck of the woods. Hailed so much last night, the kids were making snow balls out on our back deck. Not great spring weather if you ask me...

any hoo...onto the project-

Here is my sassy (now 6 year old) when she was 2. LOVE that snarl she has, it's so adorable. Look how she even used to let me put her hair in pig tails- Now- the hair only goes in a pony tail for soccer, then out as she is walking off the field.

I managed to finally get my layout done for this weeks Simple Scrapping sketch. Make sure to use keyword USCSSC02 when uploading (it's a ZERO not the letter "O" before the the 2)

I used Pocket full of... (the July 09 KOM) and the Just Polka dots background-the paper is from American Crafts dear lizzy line.



Monday, March 29, 2010

A note of Thanks, and a gleeful card

The last few months have been an absolute blast, being the guest designer for Unity.  Thank You, to the crew at Unity, Angela, AJ and the amazing DT for all of the love and kindness shared with me.  A few things I have learned while here, is, to not sweat the small stuff, and to just roll with it &  have a go with the flow attitude.  What I discovered about myself is while that I may not be the best scrapbooker out there, I still love it, and the stories & memories I'm leaving to my children is what is most important.  
Things I know
Unity = Good Peeps

Do you ever has so much to say, but your brain is going so much faster than your fingers can type?  That is me right now lol.  I have typed, deleted, started to cry, typed some more, deleted and then realized I think Angela and AJ know me, and how I feel about them.  
The entire design team, you are such talented an inspiring woman.
You are real.
You love your families.
You uplift one another.
You inspire and challenge me to be better.
thank you so much
big hugs and smiles,

Sorry to babble on, I hope I didn't say too much.

Here is a card for you today, using last months Scrapbook kit.
Is that sentiment not perfect or what!
Being the guest designer definitely has been gleeful!!

There is a new Simple Scrapbook Challenge up!
Head on over and check it out:


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Deal of the Day - Sunday - January Kit of the Month!

Click HERE to get YOURS! 

Created By Jessica Diedrich

Don't Forget to take a PEEK at Jimmi's Favorites!
Scroll Down!


Jimmi's Favorite Things Sunday!

Happy Sunday everyone in blogland!

I have some gorgeous, creative cards to share with you today, along with ONE stampy items I am loving and going out to find today!

Let's get started:D

Jen Marie made this GORGEOUS card! I love everything about it and really, really, really NEED this Unity store kit of the month....nope don't have it, yet ;)

This card by Robin is just beautiful and elegant! It uses one of my very favorite Unity kits Where You Are:
Jenstampin4u made this card and it's so CUTE! Love the pierced design and the simplicity of the whole card:

I love this card by Jen del Muro, I'm a little crazy for images like this that are not the whole image, just a makes for such an interesting view!

Lynn made this little *country* card! I love the checked paper and the colors, CUTE!

And today I am on a mission for one of these BIG scallop border punches....I need one!

Have a beautiful Sunday and I'll see you next week!


Friday, March 26, 2010

FrIeNdS WiTh FlAiR

Yeah for FRIDAY!!! Only 6 MORE days TILL all the BiG HaPpEnIngs on April 1st!! WOO HOO! :)
It's Maren again (are you sick of me yet?)and I am ready to share some links that will inspire! Are you ready? :)
To start with, take a peek at this FABULOUS card from SAVANNAH for the FWF challenge (FWF17). You can leave her some love HERE. A BIG thank YOU to all that played! :)

NOW it is time for FWF18!! :)
Would you like to see your card featured here on the Unity blog?
1. Look at this gorgeous card (pictured below) by Becky (you can see more details about her project and leave her some love HERE.)
2. Create an art piece inspired by it (there are no rules when it comes to inspiration so just go with it!)
3. Upload to SCS with the keyword FWF18
4. Watch for next week's FWF post here and your card may just show up here too!

If that isn't enough inspiration, I have a LIST of amazing stuff below. :) Be sure to leave the girls some LOVE, especially the one with the blinkie so that you have a chance to WIN.

Unity Flair!

I will leave you with some quotes from John Greenleaf Whittier.

"All the windows of my heart I open to the day."

"The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts."

"Somehow, not only for Christmas,
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others,
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing,
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing,
Returns to you glad."
"No longer forward nor behind I look in hope and fear; But grateful take the good I find, The best of now and here."


Plant a TREE! Deal of the Day!

It's SPRING!  
This SALE is in CELEBRATION of that!
CLICK HERE to Purchase!

Beautiful Card Created By: 
Judith Rozema


Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have 3 more things to say....

Thing #1
We have a WINNER from YESTERDAY'S blast from the PAST!

Sarah C.
I feel like lately I would follow ur bloggs anywhere..U Ladies r helping me improve my card making 10-fold!!! Thanks and Keep up the good work! I have a page on Unity blogg, I foloow u on facebook and my own personal blogg that i toy with! and Of course splitcoast! Thanks again for being here UK303A

Sarah YOU WIN - Love is TOXIC and a Unity Kit of your CHOICE!
Email: to claim your PRIZE!

Thing #2

Unity is in Archiver's.

Pretty Please, leave some love for Unity there? 
I will pick a winner off the Archiver's BLOG to win ONE BIG Unity Prize Basket valued at $50.
CLICK HERE to pay them a VISIT!
We want you to SHOW THE Unity Support!

We are so excited to be within the walls of such and AMAZING Store!

Thing #3

I forgot. 
Daily Deal - it's UP!
Click HERE to see it!
Be sure to visit and do the BLOG HOP today! 
Click Here for more information on the post below!

It's Unity Thursday!



 one more week....
just 7 days 
Unity will welcome back a little party we used to have called
Hip Hop takes place in the Unity Stamp Company Forum
we start a chat thread 
...and we....

WE WILL Start the BLOG HOP again with my teams linking to one another so you can easily jump from one inspirational blog to the NEXT!

there will be challenges
inspirational bingo (sometimes)
tons of giveaways
(1 every 1/2 hour next week)
the Unity design team takes turns chatting
the Ippity design team will take turns chatting
the UNITY PEEPS will pop in an out
it will start at 10 am.
end at 1 pm.
then we will start up again at 5 pm
and chat till 8 pm.

Not to mention NEXT WEEK there will be 3 NEW UNITY KITS releasing!
...and the KIT OF THE MONTH
.....and a SALE.

You should go SEE what my GIRLS have made for you this week.
I usually do the entire BLOG HOP with my jaw hanging open!
they are phenomenal! 




Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blast from the PAST!!!!! Blog Candy FUN Unity OLD STYLE!

So here is A FUN THING!


I am still writing this business plan which has slowly become about 300 pages long.
Nice, Huh?
So I was looking BACK to find tons of INFO on Unity from Beginning to Present
At any rate - looking back to March 27, 2008 I saw something that I wanted to START AGAIN and see what kind of difference it would be 2 years later.

HERE IT IS - Does anybody remember THE GIFT OF THE WEEK?!
You can SEE IT HERE!

Well, just in case YOU DON'T REMEMBER -  I am going to DO IT AGAIN!

HERE IS THE POST FROM March 27, 2008 - and I am RE-Posting this idea and OFFERING IT AGAIN!

With just a COUPLE CHANGES Written in RED.


We have a fun little set this week for the "Gift of the Week" called Love is TOXIC

It is time to scavenge around a bit to complete the steps to qualify for this set!

I would love for you to pay a visit to my website: take a peek at the numerous kits.

TELL ME YOUR FAVORITE KIT in the comment section to qualify for the "Gift of the Week".

BONUS (i love the bonus part....)

FOLLOW MY FAN PAGE on FACEBOOK and you will have a chance to win TWO sets if your number is drawn! The one you pick as YOUR FAVORITE and the "Gift of the Week"! How fun is THAT!? Please keep in mind, that I need to find your name/picture on the UNITY FAN PAGE  by CLICKING HERE  in order to win BOTH sets!

I am going to pick a number AT RANDOM. I will let my little Sawyer draw the number out of a hat...that is as random as it gets...

SO...a quick little run down of what you should do to qualify this week. A little more to it this time around.
  1. Go to my website (
  2. Browse around to pick your favorite kit
  3. Come back to my blog and let me know your favorite kit in the comment section
  4. This qualifies you to win the "Gift of the Week"and your favorite Kit Pick (any price)!
You have till MIDNIGHT Tonight till Saywer picks a winner.
First time I did this the Unity Blog had 190 Comments - Let's see what happens this time!  


DT Tuesday.

Morning! This is Maren & I am here for DT Tuesday.

Here is a simple card that I made using the kit of the month- Rockin It Unity Style and some flowers from the Stampin Store kit-Adventures in Happiness. It always amazes me how a simple stitch along the edge of the card can make it all the better.
I am so HAPPY that my little sewing machine is working again! :)

I also made a LO with the current Scrapbooking/Collage Collection- Favorite Things & posted it over on my blog. Here is a little peek.......

I have been loving embossing lately, especially on brown and black cardstock with white powder. It just makes the images and sentiments pop. So striking. Funny how you take breaks from techniques and then return to them after some time off.

What about you? What techinque have you been loving lately with your Unity? Leave me a link in the comments section & I will go check it out. :)

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