Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Growing in Unity Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!  This week Riette is up as our Growing in Unity gal!  

Meet Riette:

Here is a little something about Riette:

"My name is Riette Gasser and I'm from Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm a homeschooling Mom of a girl (7) and boy (5).  I started card making in March 2011 and just love it. I've done decoupage, cross-stitching, knitting and crochet but card making seems to be my thing. My style is generally CAS but I've learned to dabble with more layers and embellishments at times.  I just love Unity, not only for the wonderful images available but for the very generous nature of Angie & the team. To be a GIU girl is seriously a high-light in my crafting 'career'. This is a wonderful week and I'm going to end it off with a BANG because Sunday is my birthday! 

My blog can be found here:"

Check out this great card Riette made:

Be sure to swing on by Riette's blog each day this week to see her wonderful Unity creations and for your chance to win 2 itty bitty's!

Till next week!

Inspiration Wednesday with Faber Castell

Hello everyone, Swarup here with some mid week inspiration!

Today I have a mixed media piece for you using Faber Castell products....Gelatos, Big brush pens, etc. I did try to get the process on there is a video for you !

 The stamps are huge and perfect for large sized artwork like this . The artwork is  a 9x12  matted to a 8x10 so the stamps really become the focus of the final piece...perfect!

stamps- Donna poppies
She Pauses

Here is the video..

click here to watch on YouTube

This week we are hopping with Faber Castell, so don't forget to leave comments on this blog and their blog ... there are some wonderful prizes to be won! Comments open until Sept 21st, ONE winner will be announced Monday night.

Thanks for stopping by and have  a wonderful week ahead!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DT Tuesday with Faber-Castell & Pick of the Week!

Hello Everyone!  It's Kary here with DT Tuesday and the second day of the Unity Stamp and Faber-Castell co-hop!

I have to confess I'm not very much a mixed media crafter, but I really, really enjoyed putting this card together and playing with some awesome Faber-Castell products.

I love the wonderful effect of the tag - wish you can see it in real life.  Here's how I created the tag and assembled the card...

Step 1 - apply a thin layer of Gesso on the tag

Step 2 - apply some Gelatos on the tag (I used Metallic Mint and Metallic Blueberry)

Step 3 - use your finger dipped into water and spread the colors & heat set it

 Step 4 - place a stencil over the tag and spread a thin layer of embossing paste

Step 5 - lift the stencil and let the paste dry for about 1 hour

The tag is now ready to be used.  I stamped the gorgeous flower using different Memento inks (Memento Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa), added some coloring with Copic Markers (YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00, YG21, YG03, YG17) and cut it as shown above.

The sentiment piece was created with Gelato Metallic Melon and Blueberry and the sentiment was stamped with India Ink.

Here's the close up - I love the metallic gelatos, they look awesome in real life, so shimmery and vibrant.

Here is the stamp set I used - the September Layers of Life kit - Delicate Delight.


And, now the the pick of the week - here is the project that blew me away... from Dawn

I absolutely love the colours and texture on her project.  Check out her blog for instructions on how she created this beautiful project.

Wishing you a wonderful day!!

Quote of the day - “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” - Ă‰mile Zola

Monday, September 15, 2014


Happy Monday!

Time to announce the winners from Friday Fun Day and Friends with Flair.
From all of you loyal Unity supporters who liked, commented on, or shared
the Unity posts from Facebook on Friday, the winners are...

Tiffany Kocielko
Teresa Kannenberg
Tonya Morgan
Megan McDonald Smith
Michele Howard Gordon-Whitley
LeAnn Steffl
Renata Manley
Judy Murphy
Gayle Peters Milbourne
Tami Carter
Angela Shultz Gragg
Julissa Perez
Beth Paul Boyd
Kari Cruz
Janet Garber Cooper
Stacy Skowronski
Alicia Fimbres Gavlik
Lucy Stambaugh
Jennifer Smith
Helen Holtan

We appreciate your continued support.

Now on to Friends with Flair. We had 31 awesome entries. Just want you all
to know that even though we can only post one winner here,
each and every entry is a winner in our book.

The posting winner is Dawn LL

The commenting winner is Vicki Dutcher
She commented on Mary Anne's blog...

So gorgeous! I love the striped bg too!

So all of you Friday FUN Day winners and Dawn and Vicki
need to do the following to claim your prize.

Include your Full Name and Address.
Also mention you won a
"Friends with Flair or Friday Fun Day Prize".
{please claim your prize within 2 weeks}

KOTM Monday + Faber-Castell Week!

Hey, people! Erin here kicking off what's going to be an amazing week...why, you ask? We are co-hopping all week with Faber-Castell! WOOT! This means lots of inspiration all week using these fabulous, colorful products!
Today, I am sharing a card I created using this month's Kit of the Month Happy, Thankful and Blessed. Such a pretty, pretty kit!
I'm not so great at "messy", but I found this technique online using the awesome Faber-Castell Gelatos!
All I did was color the heart stamp with a few different pink color Gelatos, then misted the stamp with water and stamped twice onto watercolor paper. It gives a super cool vibe that makes it look hand watercolored! I want to try this technique with some of Unity's flowers stamps.

So all week long, make sure and leave comments because there is a Unity prize package to be won AND a Faber-Castell prize package to be won over on their blog too.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blog Hop Winners!

Hi everyone! Erin here to post the winners from Thursday's hop. Congratulations to:

Absolutely love your funky leafed sprig card and the inky/leafy background card is great!

Love the card...I think the same about spatter! Must be a practice thing!

Please send an email to: to claim your goodies. Please include your FULL NAME and ADDRESS. Also mention you won a "Unity Hop Comment Prize". {Please claim your prize within 2 weeks}.

Thank you for all the love you send the DT each and every Thursday! xo

SOTW #141- Thankful & Grateful Oak

Happy Sunday!

Andrea here to introduce this week's new Stamp of the Week
This gorgeous Fall inspired stamp is by our artistically amazing Joslyn

and here are some creations by our talented ladies:

I don't know about you but I've accepted Fall is here finally
Even have the Apple Pie candle burning today in the craft room!
And this image fits in perfectly with my current crafty state of mind

Would you like to receive a great stampy treat in your mailbox each week?
click here to learn more about this fantastic program!

Happy Crafting!

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