Monday, April 15, 2013

GROWING IN UNITY WITH SOME CAT'S SKETCH FEVER!

I am really excited to have the opportunity to share some of my creations using one of my favorite products, Unity stamps.  I have joked with Angela that it is pretty sad when she has a sale and there is nothing for me to purchase since I already own it all.  I may not own all Unity stamps, but I do have a vast collection.  So, this week I am excited to be featuring these wonderful stamps on my projects.

Today, I am using sketches from my local scrapbook store (lss), Cat's Creations Scrapbooks, and participating in "Cat's Sketch Fever".
This is a layout featuring my son on his 29th birthday.  The patterned paper is from the Lost and Found collection by My Minds Eye.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks and the tiny attacher by Tim Holtz.  The washi tape is by Teresa Collins and My Minds Eye and the glitter ribbon is by American Crafts.  The shimmery paper is by WorldWin.  The dotted mesh across the top is by magic mesh and the brad is by My Minds Eye.  I used stamps from lots of kits:  the number background and @ sign- December 2011 SMAK; airplane from October 2009 KOM; tag from the March 2012 SMAK; son of our heart from June 2012 SMAK; banner from "The Best" kit; the letters are from "Frame this Alphabet"; the number 29 from January 2012 SMAK.  Bryan was deep in thought in this photo, and when I mentioned that he posed like "The Thinker" for the photos on the facing page.
The paper, washi tape, and ribbons are the same as used on the other page.  For the epoxy words, I used my Epiphany Crafts punch and epoxy stickers to make the custom embellishments for my page.  The words are from the November 2011 SMAK kit.  The journaling tag is from "The Best" kit and the months of the year are from the Simple Stories Yearography Itty Bitty.  The calendar stamp is from the new IOD kit "Welcome to my Life" and the clock stamp is from the IOD kit "Time Well Spent".  The words background stamp are from the December 2011 SMAK kit.  I really enjoyed making these layouts. 
I created this layout for the sketch that Trisha from Sketch Inspiration shared exclusively with Cat's customers.  This is a photo of my son and his dog, Sergei.  I was excited to get to use the picture wheel die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and combine it with the stamp by Unity.  They have taken the stamp of the website since the wording on it is backwards, but I used it anyway since the print is so little and I wanted to use it on this layout.  Unity will replace the stamp for me.  The "Best Friend" stamp is from the May 2012 SMAK kit.  This paper collection is by Karen Foster.  The washi tape is by Glitz and the cardstock is from my stash.  The pawprint on the twill ribbon is from a stamp from the "I Ruff You" kit. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of two prizes.  You have a chance to win a prize from Unity and a prize from "Cat's Creations Scrapbooks" for Cat's Sketch Fever (no international winners, sorry!).   So, comment away and good luck. 

 

24 comments:

Kris B said...

Great layouts! I really need to start back in on my scrapbooks, I forget sometimes that stamps aren't just for cardmaking! Thanks for the inspiration, looking forward to a fun week of sharing!

Cynthia said...

Really great layouts! Looking forward to your inspiration as GIU gal this week.

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on your GIU week. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Great pages!

Ruby said...

Great stamping on the layouts.

Lisa Angela said...

very nice layouts....love the colors you chose!

Valerie said...

Nice job Marilyn! I am always amazed at how many different things you can incorporate on a page! You continue to inspired me to use my stamps more on my layouts! Great take on the sketches too! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Julie Odil said...

Great stamping on the layouts!

Angeline said...

Awesome layouts !!

michib said...

Great layouts Marilyn - I love how you use so many kits.
Glad to know someone else is in the same boat as me - having so many Unity stamps that there isn't often much for me to order when they have a sale - except the new releases! LOL!!

Emily said...

Wow!!! That's all I can say ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts! I struggle to incorporate stamping into mine, but you do it with such ease!

Gaylynn said...

Wonderful layouts with so much great detail. Terrific colors too. Congrats on GIU. :)

Gaylynn said...

Wonderful layouts with so much great detail. Terrific colors too. Congrats on GIU. :)

sharon g said...

I love the view master stamp. I bought one and can't wait to use it.

Natasha G.P. said...

I need to make an album for my dogs. I have 2 pit mixes.

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your layouts, Marilyn!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Karenladd said...

congrats on being the Unity Gal this week! Had to laugh when I read that you have almost all the Unity stamps by now...I know how that goes! Loving your wonderful layouts and trying to stamp more on my own pages too!

{VICKI} said...

great layouts!

Carol said...

Very nice layouts, thanks for sharing your talents this week!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

Great layouts and use of Unity stamps!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great layouts and embellishments used were fabulous!

SHartl said...

what great masculine layouts! I always have trouble with embellishments for masculine pages but stamps are perfect!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Lovely layout. I too am hooked on Unity. Congrats on the GIU this week.

jengd said...

Great layouts- nice job catching that whole "Thinker" thing. :)