Friday, December 31, 2010

happy new years eve!--WINNER

edited:  i used the random generator to pick....#23-CARISA!-congrats! 

carisa, please email -
with your name, addy and tell her you won the fwf  25 free stamps!  enjoy your stamps!

hi everyone!  welcome to unitys last 2010 friends with flair blog hop!  you can find the master blog list here. there is lots to see, and you will want to find the blinkie, hidden somewhere among the blogs, and leave a comment.  someone will win 25 free unity stamps!

i used a lot of burlap on christmas projects this year, and had a couple of extra roses, that i made, so i used one on this card.   the heart is cut out from some old brenda walton-(k and company) paper.

the cute stamped frame is from unitys "december kotm-just be you", and the sentiment is from unitys "birdy inspiration", which jen was sweet enough to send to me:)  ok, now, keep reading...

**atu will have a new challenge ready for Unity/Ippity lovers on JAN. 9th!!

** have  you seen this?

** and have you seen this :)

Unity Flair!
please leave a comment, and i'll pick a winner and list it on this post and on the splitcoast thread here saturday!  good luck, happy new year!!
please hop over to rachels, to see what she has today, and thanks for coming:)

Friday, December 24, 2010

FWF {Christmas Eve style}

Hello, friends:}

It's Savannah here sharing a quick Christmas gift that I made for my friend and her new family. I love this Unity set Togetherness Families. How cute are those little squirrels?? I paper pieced each animal and even highlighted the tails with a gold and Souffle' pen. LOVE how this turned out. And the best part is that is fits perfectly with All Things Unity's #21 challenge--Holiday Theme [anything but a card]. This is a 2D photo frame. All my friend will do is replace the photo on the front. Easy and it will match her home decor with this metal star photo stand. LOVE it!
Not sure you can see it--but I used gold/Souffle' pens on the tails and glossy accents on the polka dots.
Hope you will join in the fun with All Things Unity--this is our last challenge until the new year. Click HERE to play along!

And don't forget these amazing deals going on over at Unity! OH MY--I have written Santa at least five times this week telling him new stamp sets that I want! LOVE LOVE LOVE my Unity:}
And while you are out and about...head on over to the Unity blog for a complete list of friends with flair! Next up is Angela over at the Paper Cupboard

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks so much for leaving some LOVE! We appreciate your support and encouragement!!! Have a great holiday season--Merry CHRISTmas!! Be blessed:}

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Friends With Flair - Dec 17

Good morning Party Peeps! Carole here with another project for ATU #21 to share for FWF today. You know the drill, right? For a full list of blogs with Unity mojo, check out the Unity blog.

My little gift box is made with Unity/Jillibean Soup co-branded stamp kits Snowflakes Fall from Heaven and Countdown to Christmas.
We here at All Things Unity just can't get enough Unity goodness, so we're hoping you'll be inspired by everything you see and will take the time to come play along with our current, holiday-themed challenge.

It's really easy. Just create something new, using Unity or {ippity}, and link up your post or gallery photo with Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post for ATU #21. If you do post your project to an online gallery, please make sure to use the keyword ATU21. This challenge ends at 11:59 pm on December 25 - that's Christmas, folks!

By the way, we certainly don't mind if you combine our challenge with other challenges, just so long as you follow the current parameters, (mentioned above) and don't back-link to old projects. Smiley from

Can't wait to see more Unity/{ippity} wonders from all you Unity fans out there! Have a good one!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

All Things Unity #21 {HOLIDAY theme}

Welcome back All Things Unity fans!! We are so happy that you have stopped by! 

Thanks to all our fabulous players from our last challenge [#20 Tag challenge]. We really enjoy visiting your blogs and checking out your amazing creations! We would like to feature one of our players from this challenge--check out what Marilyn made. I just love those threads and fibers! And this tag has lots of fabulous layers! THANKS, Marilyn, for sharing this with us!

For the next two weeks, we have a HOLIDAY theme challenge for you! We would like you to use your Unity and Ippity stamps on anything created for the holiday--anything BUT a card! **Photo courtesy of CookingLight.

How to play along::
1. Create a project (anything but a card) using only Unity and Ippity stamps. 
2. Post your creations on your blog (or gallery) and link back to All Things Unity. **Be sure to mention ATU in your post. **NOTE:: Please be sure to link to your specific POST about ATU not just your blog! THANK YOU:}
3. If you load your creation up in an online gallery, please use the keyword ATU21
4. This challenge will end on Saturday, December 25 at 11:59pm. So be sure to link up before then:}

To help you get started, you should check out what the ATU DT gals made--this will def. get you inspired.

Carole {Guest Designer}
Sara- taking a holiday break--be back soon!

We hope you will play along with us and join in the Holiday fun!! This challenge is perfect to help you finish up your gift giving!! Can't wait to see what you make:}

Friday, December 10, 2010

FWF Dec 10

Hello unity & Ippity Peeps!
It's Cathy here to show you some of my MOJO with my favorite Stamp Company!!!

My card is for the EstyInspired and SCS CAS96 Challenges for this week. I just had to try Maria's Cute Loopy Bow. Here is the tutorial.

This Tag is my version of Tim Holtz's with a bit of Ippity style. I just love seeing his 12 Tags of Christmas each year. Ippity's Challenge this week is using your First Stamp Set and my first set was Kissmas & Mistletoe.

You have until Dec 11, Saturday with All Thing Unity Tag Challenge. We would love for you to play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by & hope you will come back Sunday for our new challenge.

Friday, December 3, 2010

friends with FLAIR...

each week unity has a blog filled with great designers.  you can find the master list here.  lots to see, so here's what i-(lynn) have today.

this week, i made a pocket banner for my fireplace.  details are on my blog here. 
we have a tag challenge going on here!-check it out:)  we'll feature someone's tag at the end of the challenge-could be you!  thanks for looking!
go see AJ, now!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All Things Unity #20 {TAGS}

Welcome back All Things Unity fans!! We are so happy that you have stopped by! 

Thanks to all our fabulous players from our last challenge [#19 Color challenge]. We really enjoy visiting your blogs and checking out your amazing creations! We would like to feature one of our players from this challenge--check out what GWEN made. OH MY--this beautiful card has so much detail and the colors are perfect:} THANKS, Gwen, for sharing this with us!

Today starts a brand new challenge! And we thought it would be fun to have you make some TAGS! Tags are so "in" right now--and so much fun to make! They are perfect for your Christmas gifts and for holiday baked goods! 

How to play along::
1. Create a TAG (or several) using only Unity and Ippity stamps. 
2. Post your creations on your blog (or gallery) and link back to All Things Unity. **Be sure to mention ATU in your post.
3. If you load your creation up in an online gallery, please use the keyword ATU20
4. This challenge will end on Saturday, December 11 at 11:59pm. So be sure to link up before then:}

To help you get started, you should check out what the ATU DT gals made--this will def. get you inspired.

Carole {Guest Designer}
And speaking of the All Things Unity DT--we would like to welcome Carole as our newest Guest Design Team member! So excited that you have joined the team--we can't wait to see what you make with your stamps and our challenges;}

We hope you play along! Thanks so much for stopping by! Now go get your craft on--and MAKE SOME TAGS:}

Friday, November 26, 2010

FWF {November 26}

Hey everyone, Carole here with my first ATU FWF! How's that for a mouthful of alphabet soup? Just gets even better. It's really a CAS PDC FTL EIC ATU FWF. You see, it's a clean & simple card using the colours from this week's Play Date Cafe and the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping (FTL117), inspired by the Christmas cookies in this week's EtsyInspired Challenge shop, here at All Things Unity for Friends With Flair.

It didn't come out exactly how I wanted it to...I haven't quite figured out a method on how to get one ink inside a stamp with another on the outside - and get two different embossing powders where I want them at the same time. I really wanted to emboss the inside of the tree in silver. The first time I tried it, I ended up with a rather lovely all-silver tree. Not what I was looking for!
I used Joy & Wonder, which is not on sale this weekend, but check out what is!!
Don't forget, you have until tomorrow night (Saturday, November 27) at 11:59 pm Eastern, to upload your entry for ATU19. For Challenge deets and to link up, click here!

Head on over to the Unity blog to see who else is hopping along today. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FWF {Nov. 19}

Hello, friends:} Sav here! I finally had some time in the studio this week, and I created this fun card for a couple of challenges::: 
All Things Unity color challenge #19. 

I used Unity's bird from the October 10 KOTM along with the sentiment from Happy Everything. I love that burlap tag! SO FUN! Love these colors too!
I hope that you will join in the fun and play along with us here at All Things Unity! For challenge deets, click HERE! You have until Saturday, November 27th at 11:59pm. All you have to do is use your Unity/Ippity stamps and our color combo! Easy!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for playing along with us at All Things Unity:}

Sunday, November 14, 2010

its time for atu19!...

first, i want to thank all who played along for the monochromatic challenge and hope you can find time to do this color challenge! 

just make a card, scrapbook page, or other project, using these colors, and link it up below:)  Cathy needs to sit this post out, but will be back next time.


Carole {guest designer}


We hope you will play along with us! How to play along:::

1. Create a project or card {anything!} using Unity or Ippity stamps and our color combo.
2. Link up here before Saturday, November 27th at 11:59pm

Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

friends with flair time!...

hi, everyone! its my turn, (lynn), and there is lots to see on the hop, so I’m going to be quick.
you can find the master list here.

I found shari caroll’s great video tutorial to make this photo/gift card holder. mine doesn’t look anything like her card , but I followed the basic construction steps she showed.

I love the new jillibean stamps and papers, and that’s what I’ve used can put a family pic on the front of the insert and a gift card on the back.


insert-front view

insert-back view 

next up is ashley! thanks for coming:)
you have until 11-13 to join our current challenge!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Unity FWF November 5

Hello Everyone!! It's Cathy here with some Ippity MOJO! This 4x4 card is for the Ippity Fiber challenge this week. If you want to play along just click on the name and it will take you to all the info: Ippity

Also you still have time to play along with ATU Monochromatic challenge. So dust off those Unity & Ippity stamps & feed them with some sweet ink.

Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous & creative weekend.

Monday, November 1, 2010

all things unity 18...

hi everyone!  first, i want to thank everyone who played along on the last challenge!  for this challenge, we want to see monochromatic cards!  all you have to do, is make a project or card using  monochromatic colors!  you have until  11-13 midnight to link up your card below.

i wanted to share a couple changes with the design team starting this week.  first, cathy, our guest designer is now part of the regular team!    and that means we needed a new guest designer, and the wonderful carole is filling that spot!  congrats, cathy and carole!

ok, here are the samples for this challenge!

thanks so much for coming:)

Friday, October 22, 2010


It's Cathy here with my very first post EVER! I'm so honored that I'm apart of ATU DT and get to share my love for Unity with all of you. For this card I used this week's Ippity Pink Challenge IHHC4.

My niece is having major back surgery and I thought this girlie girl bird would brighten her day. I used Ippity Music of my Heart, Just wanted to Say, and Now & Always sets. I just love how the different sets can be combined with others.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous and creative weekend.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

{Paper Piecing}… Challenge 17

I hope everyone has been having a good week.  It’s been an interesting one around here at All Things Unity.  First I would like to take this time to say thank you and good bye to two extremely wonderful people!!  I have really enjoyed having them on the team and I know that we will continue to see exciting things come from them.  So in the great cheese factor it’s not goodbye Andrea & Kyra, however I know we’ll continue seeing all your awesome creations!!

As for this week’s challenge we’re taking it simple this week but it’s always so much fun!!

Paper Piecing









Now onto some more fun stuff, would you like to part of the All Things Unity design team?  We would love for you to try out.  First we would love to see you play this challenge and the following challenge with us.  After that we will choose 5 participants to keep playing for a following challenge upon which we will take a poll.  Sound like fun?  I hope so.  We would love to have you!!