Saturday, June 9, 2018

Mirror Image tool Giveaway!

Hi friends!  I recently ordered the MISTI tool from Unity Stamp Co. and when you order it, you get the mirror image tool for free.  
Mirror Stamping Tool

A couple months ago, I ordered the mirror image tool so that means I have 2 and the awesome peeps at Unity gave me the okay to do a giveaway.  There are several YouTube tutorials for this tool so be sure to check them out for ideas on how to use this tool.  I tried both Angeline's tutorial and Lisa's.  For these cards, I used Lisa's tutorial.  I don't have any black embossing powder (which I'm thinking will be my next purchase) so I used white on the first card & brown on the second.  I used the stamp set I'm Obsessed Birdies for both cards and finished them off with some of Unity's new sequins (which are on sale this weekend!).

I'll admit, I am one that was skeptical about getting a stamp tool because I didn't feel like I'd be able to get my images straight if I couldn't see through them.  However, after trying the MISTI, I can really see the advantages of having this tool.  I really like the fact that you can stamp an image multiple times if you don't get it stamped all the way the first time.  I used to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig tool which was helpful but not if I didn't get an image stamped right the first time.  I could never get it lined up right the second time and ended up wasting cardstock (which I hate!).  I still use the piece of plastic that came with my Stamp-a-ma-jig to double check if my image is lined up correctly.

So, if you're interested in winning the mirror image stamp tool, leave me a comment below & I'll draw a name next Wednesday, June 13.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Unity GIU Blog Hop

Welcome fellow Unity stamp addicts, lovers!  Thanks for joining me for the Growing in Unity Blog Hop!  You should have arrived from Cara's blog and your next stop will be Victoria.  If you get lost along the way, there's a complete list at the bottom of this post.

The card I'm sharing today was done a bit differently.  I learned this technique a long time ago from a friend.  All you need is a stamp, some water, a paint brush and some toilet paper.  Yes, toilet paper.  I took my stamp and turned it over and then laid one square of t.p. over my stamp.  Then I dropped water on it little by little with my paint brush.  Then I kind of pushed the t.p. down over my stamp to really get it into the nooks & crannies of my stamp.  I put another layer of t.p. on top and repeated the process.  I think I used 4 layers of t.p.  It really just depends on how detailed you want your impression to be.  If you have a less detailed stamp, you could go with more t.p.  A more detailed stamp might need less t.p.

After that, let your t.p. dry on your stamp (I left mine over night to be safe).  Then carefully take the t.p. off and trim around the image.  Then I added some eye shadow for the blue coloring and I used my Spectrum Noir sparkle pen for the shine. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment on all the blogs so you can be entered to win a prize pack from Unity ~ they don't disappoint!!

1. Ginger Pelfrey
5. Anya Lynet
6. Tami Carlson French

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Congrats to the winners from my GIU week: Jeanne M. and Pam Tamburello. Please message me your address so I can get it to Unity so your prize can be sent out. Thanks!

Friday, September 1, 2017

GIU Day 5

Welcome back!  Today is my last day as a GIU girl and I've had so much fun posting each day for you all.  You all have been so kind and encouraging with your comments.  That's one of the many reasons I love Unity Stamp Co.  I believe that Angela and her crew, cultivate a posi
tive and encouraging environment and it trickles down to the customers.  

Anyhow, on to my card.  Sometimes you just get a creative block and when I get those, I like to look back on cards that other people have created.  When I see a card that I like on the Unity show & tell page, I take a screenshot of it.  I make sure I get the person's name so I can reference/thank/credit them later.  Today's card was inspired by this one made by Tenia Nelson.  I just love her clean & simple style!

Here's my interpretations of her card.  I used the kit For the Guys.

Don't forget to comment on each day for you chance to win.  I'll be picking winners Sunday night and announcing on Monday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

GIU Day 4

Evening Unity friends!  Tonight's card took me awhile because I just didn't like how things were turning out.  I was using distress inks and my paper was too watery and the ink just kept spreading.  So I worked on it until I liked it.  Sometimes that happens - am I right?  ;)  I used the kit Brave Spirit.  I painted a light color of distress inks on some watercolor paper and then I stamped with the darker color (not as watered down) on top of my paper.  I added some sequins and washi tape and called it done before I decided I didn't like it and needed to change something.  Lol.  Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to comment!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

GIU Day 3

Welcome to day 3!  I'm sorry for the late post; it's just a side effect of having teenagers that are involved in activities. :)  For today's card, I tried to challenge myself.  I closed my eyes and grabbed 2 bags from my grab bag box.  Then I set my timer for 10 min.  I didn't quite make the time limit I set for myself.  I had to set it again for 10 min. and then I just quit trying.  Lol.  All in all, it took me maybe 30 min. to make this card.  You can see the kits I used below.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

GIU Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of my Growing in Unity Day!  Today I made a masculine card.  I don't know about you, but these cards do not come easily for me.  Thankfully, Unity has several masculine stamps to choose from.  Today I used the set, Simply Vintage.  While this set doesn't scream masculine, I feel like it could be used for those types of cards.  I inked the edges and used a bit of washi tape to finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment so I can put your name into the drawing for some awesome stamps!