Thursday, December 11, 2014

Happy Unity Thursday!

So much happening for
Unity Stamp Company today!

TONS of new!
TONS of inspiration!
TONS of fun :)!

Here's a peek at some of the new today stamps 
Only $3.00!!

a little edgy but fun...
that's what Unity is all about!

also some new 
super cool images from Donna Downey
I am planning a large canvas with these beauties!

and finally it's time for a new  Be Inspired challenge on the Unity Challenge Blog
I LOVE this months colors!




And last but not least..
my card for today.
I used the colors from the Inspiration challenge,
along with some of the new released stamps

 another fun sentiment that comes with the bread
I 'Loaf'  you...too fun!

Thanks for stopping by

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

More Pinterest Inspired Christmas Crafting!

This weekend was a great one.
had a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner with 
some really great people,
got a few Black Friday Bargins
and we got
the biggest, most beautiful tree
we have ever gotten.
Cut down by the hubs..



Over 10 feet tall :)
had to get a ladder do decorate the top

decorated with several of these
 Pinterest inspired pinecones.

Burlap type wired ribbon, hot glue and skinny ribbon for the hanger
SO easy and SO pretty :)
 

and red

Have you set up your tree yet??

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you so much!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Unity Stamp Of the Week

Did you know that
Unity Stamp Company 
has a 
Stamp Of the Week?
yep, every week a new stamp(s)
come to your mail box.

This stamp will not be found in stores!
these stamps are offered for the 
All stamps are deeply etched,
 red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut!

This weeks stamp is this super cute 
Mouse and sentiment
 Isn't it the cutest!!

here's a card I made with these stamps

very clean and simple with the focus on the mouse

I colored him in with my copics
Mouse is Warm grays, 
shadow is cool gray

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving with Unity!

I hope today finds you healthy and happy
We at the Dever household are thankfully both

For today's Unity Hop I have used
a gorgeous kit, 
with some really amazing images
I broke out the copics :)

My first card features these beautiful
Poppies...I love the distressed type
background of the stamp.  I tried
to highlight it a bit with warm grey's
(It didn't seem to photograph as well as I had hoped)
I stamped the flowers twice
and added some dimension and a bit of glossy accents






My second card uses
the amazing Fairy stamp
I absolutley adore her
and the sentiment that goes with her is 
so perfect!
I wanted the focus to be on her but
added a bit of texture with ribbon and a doily
I can see many future projects with her


here's a peek at the sentiment
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.
  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Brown Thursday! Unity Style!

Instead of Black Friday, a few years ago Unity started doing a 
"Brown Thursday"  and it's been a big hit ever since.

There is an amazing sale going on, 
lots of new releases
and plenty of inspiration!







My first card uses a super fun new set
all about the birdies :)
I loved this little image and matching sentiment...
think it fits me pretty well!
I kept it simple and sweet, and opted for buttons instead of
the ever popular sequins.

My next card uses one of my favorites from the new release
"by your side" has these adorable owl friends
and some really great sentiments...I know I will use them a lot!


and my last card today uses this super cute set
that was released last week, 




We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced Monday night on the Unity blog



lastly I have a little sneak at one of the
Pinterest inspired crafts I'm working on right now
(busy week of work so I don't have as much crafty time as I would like)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Crafting has begun!

I'm going to do it!
all those amazing 
well, I'm going to try 
and make as many as I can
either for gifts, 
or for decorating around the house
yep, no more just pinning, I'm going to be doing!
and I am really excited!

today I have one of my first projects to share with you
and it is EASY! we like that don't we :)

We are going to use
Pinecones and spray paint.
I opted for the metallic finish, in both Gold and Silver
There are other colors in the metallic finish
lots of glitters too.  


here's what I started with
 I used Rust-oleum Brand because that is 
what my local Menard's carries. 
 It was a good price too,
just over $3.00 a can.  I already had the pine cones.

Here's the results....


One thing I did notice was that the metallic paint I used took 
a bit longer to dry than regular spray paint so keep that in mind
if you try it yourself!

thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snowflakes on a Monday

Today I am playing along with the 
CAS (clean and simple) Splitcoast Stampers Design Team
the challenge for today is snowflakes
which today is very fitting for a lot of us!
it's white out conditions here in NW Minnesota.

My card features Theresa Collins Tinsel and Company
I LOVE the colors and patterns in this collection!

a bit of layering with some scraps and I die cut the word
"Joy" with an
I LOVE this die :)

thanks so much for stopping by!
have a great day!

I am entering this in the following challenges
Addicted to Stamps and More
anything goes challenge

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Snowy Unity Thusday!

Happy Thursday Unity Friends!
How's the weather where you are??
It is snowy and cold here...
I know, I know,  it's Minnesota

Today my card for the Unity hop is uses
one of my favorite new releases from Unity
and it's only $10!  a must have for sure!

I added an embosses layer of vellum,
 along with a corner of my favorite square doilies
along with some sequins to give some snowy texture.

My second card uses this months KOM
I love this balloon and matching sentiment


Both of my cards today are based off the new
Monthly Inspiration Challenge
I hope you get to play along!




AND
yep, its a great time to stock up!



and as always
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. 
 Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. 
 The winners will be announced Saturday night on the Unity blog.
if you are chosen you will need to
PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO:
kelli@unitystampco.com
Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a "Unity Hop Comment Prize".
{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}

Friday, November 7, 2014

More Snowmen! this time from Unity Stamp Co!

did you know that Unity  Stamp Company 
has a
for $5.79 a week
you get a new stamp in the mail

This stamp will not be found in stores!
 It is a special stamp offered for the 
Stamp of the Week Membership Program.
 All stamps are deeply etched,
 red rubber, mounted on cling foam and are perfectly pre-cut!

This weeks stamp is called
Stay Cozy
and it is so cute! 3 snowmen stacked on top of each other!
all decked in their Holiday finest!


and here is a look at the card I made using these stamps
I used my copic markers and the papers are from 
2-3 Seasons ago, they are Recollections brand
I still love them, classic red and green Christmas colors!
 

Thanks for stopping by!
I appreciate all of you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Whimsy Stamps DT call




Happy Wednesday friends!

Today is a rainy and gloomy day here in Northern Minnesota
I think I even heard the weather man use the 'S' word!
It is Minnesota tho, so it's only a matter of time.
I'll take the rain over the snow any day.

Since I've settled down in my new home, with a new crafty area
I am ready to get back into the swing of things, 
stamping and scrapbooking more than I have been
able to do the last 1 1/2 years
and so with this post I
am entering the Design Team Call For

I am super excited about this call because Whimsy Stamps has a wide
variety of stamp styles, ones that I can have fun coloring in with my 
copics, and clear trendy designs with matching dies,
that will be coming to live with me soon :)

For my card today I chose this adorable 
as a snowman lover, this stamp is perfect for me!

Here is a look at my card

and a closer look at Miss Frosty
If your interested...here's a link to my Pinterest Snowman board
Whimsy Stamps also said we could share a card or two that we
feel represents our style so I went looking back through some of my older cards 
that I used my copics on  and chose this one.

This card uses only cardstock, stamps and ink.  
It is an older stamp set from Crafty Secrets that I still LOVE

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! 
thanks so much for stopping by!