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You should have arrived here from Alaine's blog! Wasn't her work just fantastic!?
Here are two cards using an Angie Blom floral Unity stamp! It is from a past Kit of the Month, We can Rise 6/18.

These are the Spectrum Noir markers I used.

Vellum added some elegant softness to the gold embossed sentiment from Girl Truly.

Sorry about the lighting with my next card. I completed it last last night and I don't own a light-box. I usually use natural lighting for my pictures. This time I gold embossed the entire floral stamp onto watercolor paper. I used some Jane Davenport watercolor and just loosely blotted down purple and dark blue for the flowers and then green for the leaves. After it dried I added some more watercolor to make the colors deeper. "You bring beauty to each day" is from the Wild Florals kit.

I added a Gina Marie trim die to the edge to add some interest and make the purple stand out even more. I tried yello…

Friends of Unity Feb 2020

Friends Of Unity Feb Hop Monochromatic

Even if you are not a Harry Potter fan, you can still appreciate these keys from the kit Magic Inside all of Us. There is something magical about them. I'm pretty sure it's the wings added to an object, an object that can hold so many meanings. All Harry had to do was catch one!

Here you can see how the Tim Holtz transparent wings pop up off of the ATC. I used TH Vintage Photo ink to distress the edges and to also stamp the background keys. A splash is clear glitter paint added a little sparkle to "all that brownness."

Now this next project is not monochromatic at all. It was supposed to be but the background was screaming to be a sky. This, my fellow Uni's is a snitch. First I drew it in pencil and then I water-colored it using Jane Davenport watercolors. After adding the Sentiment, I added some detail on the wings with an ink pen. So for Christmas I got an Amazon gift card. I happened to run across a Harry Potter wax seal…

Friends of Unity Blog Hop Celebrating 2 Years December

All is Calm

Winner winner turkey dinner! Janeen who said, "how cute to have a removable turkey." is my winner for commenting last month. Message me with your mailing address and I will get your prize out asap. Read on to see how you can win next month!

Thank you so much for hopping and helping us celebrate 2 years! Unity Stamp Company is giving away 2 huge prize packages and there are additional giveaways along the way too. To be eligible to win any of them, all you have to do is hop and comment on ALL of the FOU blogs.

The que this month is All is Calm but for some reason All is Cozy kept creeping into my head. So.. Coziness was my inspiration for my cards. Being able to cozy up is pretty much what gets me through winter.. well... besides crafting.

For my 1st card I used A "Bowl" Lotta Love and filled them with coffee by paper piecing it all together. Background/grounding stamp is Ikat Love. Sentiment is from Snowman To Go. I could argue that coffee makes me calm…

Friends Of Unity November 2019 Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks Friends Of Unity November 2019

On a thankful note... I used this giant sentiment "Grateful" from Unity's September 2018 Kit of The Month. It just says it all! I picked some random fall colors from my mini Tim Holtz distress ink stash and smooched them in a row onto my glass media mat. You can seriously do this with any ink! A quick spritz with some water made for a watercolor look when I picked up the ink with the stamp. There was enough ink on the glass mat to stamp this sentiment over and over again until the watercolor paper was filled. A little ink goes a long way!


Faber Castell texture gems, with a few drops of water added, gold splatters added sparkle! This was a quick and easy card.

On a not so serious note... What's cookin!? Or should I say, "What's shakin?" It's a turkey from Build A Turkey! Looks like his feather's have been plucked and he is already in the pot! Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box papers were the perfect color…

Brutus Monroe Guest DT String Of Lights Shine On

Hello again Brutus friends! Today I will be sharing a colorful card with you. I just knew I wanted to use this cool paper that matched up perfectly to the String Lights stamp set. I knew that I wanted to use bright colors for the lights. Layers of lights is what ended up happening.


I adhered my Paper Studio lights paper to a white card base. The String Lights are stamped in archival ink and illuminated by using some distress ink blotted on with a stencil brush. Wink of Stella added some sparkle and some glossy accents finished off the bulbs to create a glassy effect. Next I used some foam tape to pop up the stamped image. It still seemed like it needed something so I pressed some distress ink onto my glass media mat and sprayed a tiny bit of water on it to make some matching watercolor. I used a brush to pick that up and specifically flicked it onto the upper left and lower right of the card to create more balance and get rid of void space.


I hope you have enjoyed my card as a DT gue…

Brutus Monroe Guest DT Sept String Of Lights Happy Birthday

Hello to my crafty friends! Jeanie Hays here, guest designing this month! Thank you for taking a look at my latest creation using one of my new favorite stamp sets; String Of Lights. Take a look at the Brutus Monroe set online. It comes with 3 different strings of lights and sentiments! You'll get to see more with this set next week.



I wanted to create a background that would allow these lights to stand out. A stripy stencil, some watercolor pencils and watercolor paper did the trick. Taping the stencil down is a must in order create some order. But you could probably get a pretty background without a stencil too. I didn’t intend on scribbling but that is what happened and I kinda like the results. Not adding too much water allowed for some of the pencil marks to remain. Shifting the stencil up, re-taping it, scribbling some yellow pencil and washing quickly over it with water made for a super quick background.


The String Of Lights are stamped twice in Archival ink using a Misti.…