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[5.4.17] Unity Thursday BIRTHDAY Hop

Happy 9th Birthday Unity

Thanks for hopping with the Unity Design team today. Unity Stamp Co turns 9 this month and we are celebrating BIG TIME!!! Isn’t that exciting. If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

I can’t believe Unity is NINE!!! I hope you’ll indulge me as I reminisce a bit (you are welcome to scroll on down to my projects).  I started my Unity journey with the June 2009 Kit of the Month (see below). I honestly can’t remember the exact date I found Unity, but it was probably a month or two before signing up for this kit. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive and when it did it was love at first sight and I was a gonner.

I was then asked to join the {ippity} design team, a sister company to Unity, in April 2010. Then, I eventually joined the Unity Design team in April 2011. So, these past 8 years with Unity have been AMAZING. They are my family and I absolutely love and adore EVERYONE involved. From those who work at Unity to the girls I have and had the pleasure to work alongside on the design team. It’s been a dream. Then, just last week, a HUGE dream came true. I met these amazing ladies.

{me, Angela, Whitney, Stephanie G}

YES, finally! I was able to hug them all!!! I cried… and laughed and hugged… a lot. It was the best night ever. I think Stephanie said it best — you just hope that when you meet “internet” friends that they are just as sweet and amazing as they seem to be online. In reality, these girls were and SO MUCH more. I only wish Angela and Whit weren’t so far now.

This lady and you all know who she is. Angela is EXACTLY who’d you think she would be. LOVING, genuine, INSPIRING, strong, beautiful and the kind of friend you never want to let go. I am so thankful to have her in my life. She has taught me MUCH and has always been so generous. She is an inspiration and someone I look up to and I can’t THANK HER enough for allowing me to be a small part of her business and for being my FRIEND. I love and adore you Angela. ❤️

Ok, ENOUGH sappiness. Haha. Onto the AMAZING stamp sets I have to share. I can’t wait, there are some stunning new stamps releasing this week.

Happy Snail Mail

This is the brand new May 2017 sentiment kit – Happy Snail Mail designed by me. Isn’t he cute? He is going to be super for just because cards, belated birthday (I had to include that because I’m always behind on sending cards) and so much more. He’s super as a line image or if you want to color him up. Just happiness all around.

I embossed the stamp & sentiment with white embossing powder. Layered some die cuts, added some washi, enamel dots and a little paper clip with a bow. It’s just adorable and I made this card for one of my most favorite people evah.

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I have a quick video to share my process on this card, you can watch it below or at YouTube.

There is You

Phyllis Harris images are just magical and so nostalgic. I absolutely adore this little girl day dreaming in a little field of flowers.

I started out with some simple and subtle patterned papers to layer some vellum over with the stamped image. I die cut the blue paper and placed it over the vellum to hide the glue and tied a bit of string. There is a hidden girl stamped on white paper under the vellum. It just helps her pop more so you can see all her lovely details.

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Curious to see how I made this card. I have a quick video that you can watch it here or at Youtube.

This beauty is currently not available for purchase. BUT, you can get her FREE with a $75+ purchase during the birthday sale. After the Birthday Sale ends, she will be added to the website eventually as a kit for purchase. She is quite lovely. I kept her as a black and white image and then at the last minute decided to color the flowers on the cake. I’m glad I did, they just add a bit more color to the whole card and pulls the pink out of the washi borders.

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I have a quick video for this card too.  You can watch it here or at Youtube.

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Happy Mail card


There is You card


Sweet Celebrations card


19 Comments

  1. You are so lucky, Lisa! Getting to meet those amazing people, being able to share your art with all the Unity peeps everywhere… and having the talent to make such gorgeous cards. Love them!

  2. Lisa Wiley says:

    Love them! I can’t wait for my order to arrive!

  3. Janet Sisk says:

    I have that same kit! I started getting the Unity kits back at the very beginning. I love their stamps! Thanks for the nostalgia trip. 😀

  4. These are all so amazing Lisa, I am seriously going to have to try the old ‘white behind the vellum’ trick, I can’t stop looking at it! Thanks so much for the photo share, it looks like you guys had a blast!

  5. Elise Smith says:

    Cute cards!! I love how you accentuated the flowers on the cake by adding a pop of color 🙂

  6. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Wow don’t know how to can create so many amazing cards BUT I am seriously impressed and awed by your talents. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Wilma says:

    lovely cards….thanx for taking us through your Unity journey

  8. Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the minimal coloring.
    I’m starting to use that technique
    more. Highlighting just one thing
    on the stamp makes a wonderful
    design element.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Sue LD says:

    Wonderful card designs!

  10. Dorothy Green says:

    I love your pretty cards and wonderful stamp designs! (The snail is so cute!!!) Some of my favourite stamps are ones you have designed. Thanks!

  11. Dale says:

    Sappy is good. It means you’re feeling. And I love your artwork.

  12. Shelly says:

    Loved your story!

  13. Niece says:

    I loved hearing your story . Congratulations on your years with Unity. We are all lucky to have you. I enjoy all your videos.

  14. Amazing projects. Love the snail on the grey. It looks like a chalkboard drawing. And so happy for you that you got to meet and Angela and Whitney. From all the facebook lives I feel like I know them but haven’t meet them. Too fun!

  15. Laurie Turley says:

    Happiest of Birthdays to Unity! Love all your stamps and artists.

  16. Denise Sayers says:

    It is great that you have been with them this long. It must be amazing just like your cards.

  17. Mary says:

    Happy 9th birthday! Beautiful cards!

  18. what a neat story of your history with Angela and Unity! And to finally get to meet her in person…priceless! Your cards are so beautiful!

  19. Grey is an underrated colour. Love your snail mail card. The PH image is so sweet and I love that card as well. Hugz

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