Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Crunch Time with Unity

**I don't think my sister ever stops by my blog, but just in case--KIM, if you are here TURN BACK NOW. This is a no-Kim zone...well if you are not my sister but named Kim I guess you can stop in. :)

This week for Hip Hop, we are sharing quick Christmas gifts. And we will be using some of the FABULOUS and AMAZING new stamp sets from Unity and IOD. Yep...you heard right...another fabulous partnership. You'll want to start the hop at the Unity Blog.

I got to play with the new Love Never Fails stamp set. I made a layout/project. You probably already guessed it...but it's a present for my sister. :) To prove to you how simple and quick it is...I am going to show you a bit of my process in creating this.

I started off my grabbing a bunch of photos from her facebook page. It didn't matter if they weren't the best quality because I made them all 2 x 2. I laid them out in a collage, but left some spots to add some paper and stamps. Here is what I printed and used as the base of my project:


Then, because I am me :), I wanted some layering to my project so I decide that on two of my spots I would add papers behind the photos and on one I would layer on top. So I cut out two spots:

Then I made a quick piece that included two patterned papers and one stamped image:

Another me thing...I just had to add a bit of quick stitching. Then I made another similar spot with a different stamp and different paper. I layered both of these behind my project like so:

Then another quick bit to add on top of my base of photos:

I did back the whole thing up with some more patterned paper. And it looks like this:

You could stop here and use it as a layout...even for a gift. But I did put it in a frame:



Hope she likes it. Also hope you like it! :) Perhaps you are feeling a bit more inspired to take a crack at making more of your gifts this year.

DON'T MISS ALL THE NEW STAMPS FROM UNITY AND IOD, You can see them all here.

And here are the sales for the week...


1. All NEW IOD Releases $19.99
2. Orders over $50 get 3 pieces of the Beloved Line Patterned Paper and some Webster's Pages Cocoa BLOOMER.
3. Orders over $75 get 10 Pieces of Bella Patterned Paper
4. Selected SAMANTHA Walker kits $16.99

Angela always has so many awesome deals going on...just didn't want you to miss out. :)

ALSO...

You can win one of these fabulous prizes today by commenting on the blogs and/or in the Hip Hop thread. Winners will be chosen randomly...


So I hope you have been leaving comments on all the blogs in the hop and popping in on the Hip Hop chat thread to say hi. :)


And now it's time to hop on to the lovely Eryn.

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Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!



41 comments:

jmahugger said...

Pretty Layout!! Sure your sister will love her fabulous frames layout!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful gift!

jennifer mitten said...

Wow! I am pretty sure your sister will love it! Gorgeous layout...

Debc06 said...

It will be one of your sisters favorite presents.

Lillian Child said...

I always enjoy your projects, Pamela ... so very creative!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love it! Your sister is going to love it, too! The simple frame is perfect becuase it lets your work shine.

April said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm sure she'll love it. :)
- April W

Lynn said...

what a cool gift. she's gonna love it!

The Trash Collector said...

what a nice gift!!

erin lee creative said...

This is a really great gift, so meaningful! I love those floating frames too :)

Brooke said...

Your sister is going to LOVE this, Pamela!! WOW! it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lesley from WI said...

This is gorgeous. Your sister is going to love it!!

doris said...

That turned out great! I love it and I'm sure your sister will adore it! Thanks for the great ideas!

Lacey said...

super cute!!!

StampinCathy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! She will too! I just love the layout and all your creative touch on this special gift. thanks for the inspiration and great gift idea.

2Bis2DO said...

oh wow, one lucky sister. Love it!
Thanks for sharing and i hope Kim doesn't see it.:)
olsond_d at digis dot net

Shemaine Smith said...

Pamela that is amazing! Great Great gift idea!

Bogner's said...

Oh Pam, I love how you did this frame! The lo is so cool. I will have to remember this later. I don't have any pictures on my walls and want to change that in 2011!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! What a fabulous frame!!

Erika said...

Fabulous

{jennie} said...

Beautiful layout, Pamela! I'm sure Kim will love it!

Nicole W. said...

GREAT gift. I think I might try one similar for my sister's wedding.

creativecowgirl said...

Super cute idea! I love how you printed it on a letter sheet of photo paper and then did cut outs. I would love to try a scrapbook page like that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennine Chambers said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!

JPScraps said...

Love how you did this!!

Julie Campbell said...

You are so stinkin' creative! I LOVE this! Thanks for showing the steps too!

Carisa said...

wow, this is awesome & such a beautiful gift. i love your hand stitching accents.

Sasha Holloway said...

Okay wow she is totally lucky to have you make that for her .. WOW she is going to LOVE IT. .. be careful LOL some of my fam reads my blog and I had NO clue LOLOL.

Angie Blom said...

Awesome layout.. love the frame.

marilyn said...

WOW - this is gorgeous!

sharon g said...

Their new stamps are very pretty.

lynn said...

she'll love this because it's gorgeous, pamela!

Linda said...

i just love you love card, That is so neat! great card!

Lisa said...

Wowza!!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

ACK!..love it...and I appreciate the step by step. Gonna have to try this..it's GENIUS :)

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Pamela, I'll bet Kim is going to love this! I wish my sister would make me one but since I am the paper crafter, I guess I might have to do something like that for her instead! Thanks for the inspiration! Don't you just love the new IOD stamps? I want them all! I especially love the Love Never Fails!

Jolanda said...

wow,this is an amazing gift!!!Beautiful!!

catnap said...

Great idea. She's gonna love it. Crowning touch is the stitching.

Luciana Kajiura said...

Great idea! I love the layout and the how to use the stamps.
Hugs, Luciana.

hilde janbroers said...

love it!!! I love Unity Stamps!!

Lucy Newton said...

Wow I think it is a great gift, your sisiter will surely love!!!