Monday, May 2, 2016

Growing in Unity week.... Winner announcement


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Happy Monday

I'm here to announce the winners of my week with Unity Stamp Company



Fist I want to thank everyone for the kind and inspiring comments left last week.


Now what you are waiting for..... 



The two lucky ladies are......


Amy E

and 

Sammi



Congrats!!!  

Please send me an e-mail (resatwo at sbcglobal.net) with your mailing information.

Didn't win some Unity this week??

Then head on over to 


She is the GIU gal this week.



Friday, April 29, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Five




Happy Friday!!!!  

I can't wait to get the weekend started.

Sadly, it is my last day with Unity.

I hope you have enjoyed all of my projects this week.

I want to send a big Thank You to Unity for allowing me to share with you this week

and

All of the readers for their kind comments


For my last project I played with watercoloring.

Watercolor is a huge trend right now.
I have been enjoying watercolor 
I find that it is very forgiving
and there are lots of products on the market.

Some of my go to products are 
Distress ink
Twinkling H2O
Zig Clean Color Brush markers
And of course 
basic watercolor paints.

  I really can't say which one I like the best.  
But as for basic watercolor needs I like the Zig Clean Color Brush.  
They travel easy and clean up is awesome.

If I am looking for something with that sparkle, I go for the H2O's, 
which is what I chose for this project

I used the H2O's for both the background and the flower color.

This flower is two different stamps from the Spirit of Summertime KOM
I stamped and embossed the flower and stem before coloring them.

The sentiment is also from the Spirit of Summertime KOM.




See.... I told you that I can't resist the flowers.  

I'm like Dory....
 I don't need anymore stamps... Oh look a flower stamp....LOL


Well, all good things must come to an end.
I will announce the winners next week
~There will be two~

So don't forget to comment everyday to increase your 
chances of  winning some Unity of your very own.

If you missed the previous days, 
I have added a recap of the projects this week with links to get you there quickly








Teresa








I will be entering this card in the following challenges






Thursday, April 28, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Four





Hello All,

Happy Friday Eve!!!  

I have only two more Unity projects to share with you this week.  

Today's project is nice and simple.
Something that can be repeated to make multiple cards.   

I can't take credit for the layout.  
I saw it on Pinterest and thought it was pretty cool.
This layout is a good design to use up some of that scrap paper.

The hardest part was picking 3 patterns to mix together that I liked.

The trick is to cut the papers all at the same time so that everything is even.

The width of the pattern paper is 1.5" and then I cut the diagonal.

The flower stamp is from the Delightfully Dainty set.  

The Smile sentiment was found in my stash.  




The card I saw on Pinterest was a vertical design. 
I changed it up a little by going with the horizontal design


I will be back tomorrow for my final day.  
~insert sad face here~


Don't forget to comment everyday to increase your chances of 
winning some Unity of your very own 

If you missed the previous days, I have added links below.





~Teresa~






I will be entering this card in the following challenges



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Three


Greetings.

Happy Wednesday 
I can't believe that it  is the halfway mark for my time with Unity Stamp Company. 
Time always flies when you are doing something fun.

For my project today I choose one of my favorite Angie Girls ...
She is gorgeous.   

Yesterday I mentioned that I am a sucker for flowers. 
And yes, this awesome stamp has a flower...LOL

I used watercolor paper to stamp the image.  
I then colored everything using my distress markers as watercolor.  
I did this by applying some ink onto a acrylic block and 
then picked the ink up using a water brush.  

I then tore the edge and paired it with a piece of fun patterned paper.  

The sentiment is also part of the set.  



I don't usually make tall cards because it is easier to make standard A2 card size. 

 It is easier to find nice A2 envelopes and one piece of card stock makes 2 cards.

However I did find some nice large envelopes
 and am excited to be able to make some different size cards.  

This image works well on the tall card.  The overall size is 4" wide by 7.75" tall.




Don't forget to comment everyday to increase your chances of 
winning some Unity of your very own 

If you missed the previous days, I have added links below.



See you tomorrow


Teresa


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Growing in Unity Day Two



Hello everyone.

Today is day two of by Growing In Unity post for the Unity Stamp Company.

For my project today I picked a stamp that I had not had an opportunity to use yet.  The stamp is called the Whole Wonderful World by Phyllis Harris.

I love flowers and am a sucker when a new set comes out.  I also really like Phyllis Harris' designs. 

I like this set because the flowers could be colored different colors to have so many different looks.

I just simply stamped the image and colored it with my alcohol markers.  All of the papers I used are scraps from other projects.

I used my hello die to cut the sentiment from some brown card stock.

I stamped the sentiment from the set on the inside.    


 

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog every day this week on my Growing in Unity post.


You could win a grab bag of 25 random stamps.

There will be two lucky winners 


Here is a link to


DAY 1


if you missed it.

Teresa







Monday, April 25, 2016

Growing in Unity Day One


Good Morning!!!  

This is going to be a great week. 

 I am the the Growing In Unity Gal this week for the Unity Stamp Company.

I will be sharing a project each day.   And at the end of my featured week I will be giving away some Unity Stamp grab bags to a couple lucky readers.


The stamps I chose for this project came from the Spirit of Summertime KOM

I stamped the flip flop border using the border stamp from the kit and an Obre stamp pad.  

I went with a diagonal layout design and embossed the top layer of purple.

The sentiment is also from the Kit.  
 I first stamped it on a lined piece of paper 
but that did not work out because of the squished lettering of the sentiment.   
 I then discovered this blue paper in my stash and though it worked much better,  





Now for the what you have been waiting for.

How do you win some Unity stamps of your very own.

It is easy.  

Just leave a comment on my blog every day this week on my Growing in Unity post.

Next weekend I will pick two lucky winners to receive a grab bag of 25 stamps.

Thank you for dropping by.

I will be back tomorrow with another fun project.


Teresa








Friday, April 22, 2016

You brighten my day

Happy Friday!!!

I can't wait to get this weekend started.

For my project today I mixed up a few challenges.


First is one of my favorites
the Magazine Monday challenge at the Paper Crafter's Corner

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 141 Submission (image)

This is one of my favorite covers.  I am such a sucker for flowers.
For my project I used the foliage and black background as my inspiration.
Love the different shades of greens.  As you will see I also picked out a little bit of the orange color.




I was also inspired by this challenge over at STAMOlorations.
I love that the color of the feathers is focused on the top end of the image.
The colors are very striking too




The Sketch challenge at the Lawnscaping challenge blog
helped me pull it all together.  I really like that diagonal design of the sketch.
The diagonal look seems to be the in thing currently.  



For my card I chose to use the foliage image and die from Lawn fawn.  
They are stamped and cut from on watercolor paper because I used twinkling H2O's for the coloring.  I only colored the top half of the foliage to mimic the effect of  the CASE card and those feathers.  

I went with the You Brighten My Day sentiment 
because that is how I felt that was the message being sent with 
black and white images coming alive with color.

I decided to add the orange butterfly to bring in a little more 
color from the magazine inspiration and to brighten the overall card.     
The butterfly is punched from watercolor paper that I colored orange with the H2O's.  
I popped up the wings a little to give some added dimension to the overall project. 






I hope you are inspired today.  

Teresa







I will be entering this card in the following challenges.