{3.14.2013} post no. 2 – Unity Thursday

**This is my second post for the day… please scroll down one for my CAS(E) this Sketch card.**

If you are looking for some Unity Stamp Company cards, then you are in the RIGHT place.
The design team is hopping today along with 3 special ladies.  They played along in the Unity {be inspired} Challenge and were asked to showcase their amazing talent with us today.  Didn’t they rock it???
Hope you left Brigit, Laurel and Heather lots of love.

Lots of fun stuff going on today.
New stamps and a fabulous promo.

AND a Unity hop.
I just love Thursdays.

All the action starts on the Unity blog.

We are kicking off the new {be inspired} challenge today.
Here is a peek at it.

Unity {be inspired} Challenge

Lots to love right???
I made 2 cards for this new challenge.

Did you see this week’s Stamp of the Week?
So, super cute!
I’m using the sketch from the challenge and 2 of the colors.
I popped up the stamped panel over one of my favorite backgrounds stamps – Hearts of Old.

– and –

I had to use the BRAND NEW monthly sentiment kit.
Can you believe this amazing kit is only $10 for this month only???
I’m using the colors again from this month’s challenge.  I think I got them all except the pink.
I forgot that one.  Oops.  I really meant to include it somewhere and forgot.

The flowers were colored with two colors of ink… first the yellow and then I used the corner of the orange ink to dab a little on top of the yellow before stamping.  The top two flowers are popped up as well.  To make my multicolored flowers easier to stamp, I cut away the leaves.

Gasp… I know.  Some people can’t handle cutting their stamps.  But if it makes it easier for me to stamp in different colors, I’m not shy about bringing out my scissors.  It works so nice too.  🙂

** COMMENT PRIZE **
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing RENEE next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Brigit
Laurel
Heather
Erin
Jen B.
Joslyn
Lisa A.
Renee
Shilo
Stephanie
Thienly

sig2013

supplies2012
anchored card

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55 Comments

  1. Angeline

    both your projects are stunning! Love the new blooms!

  2. Liz Schaefer

    Great stamps

  3. Heather - housesbuiltofcards

    Gorgeous cards! LOVE the idea of cutting the flowers and leaves apart for easier stamping!

  4. Lindsey

    Wow, awesome cards, Lisa! Nautical, floral — you rocked both styles!

  5. Gaylynn

    Thanks for showing us the new sentiment set. The flowers are stunning the way you inked them up. And sometimes I cut my stamps too, but hold my breath doing so. 🙂

  6. Linda hotwheels

    projects are stunning, and layout too.

  7. Lisa Rodriguez

    I really like your cards…thanks for the inspiration! I just might have to buy that sentiment set!

  8. RubyM

    I like both cards that you have done. Love the soft colours.

  9. Maria Johnson

    Great idea for cutting the stamp. I just may use that idea!

  10. Lillian Child

    I simply adore simple white space card creations … fabulous job!!!

  11. Brigit Mann

    Love your cards Lisa, they both look great, definitely going to pick up that new sentiment kit, love it!!

  12. Julie O

    I like how you cut apart the roses. I’ve been trying to do that when it works best for inking. A hard concept at first, but really, what does it hurt? Love the colors of your cards!

  13. Teresa Godines #6857

    It still scares me to cut apart my stamp….. eek! But your bravery pays off. Beautiful projects. TFS

  14. Chitra

    Gorgeous cards.. Love the colors, and the anchor stamp is so cute..

  15. gwen

    Both of these are so cool! Love how you stamped the flowers!

  16. EstherT

    Your cards are great … I admire that you feel free to alter your stamps. It would make me twitch, but I love the results you got!

  17. Anonymous

    Wonderful cards!

  18. Becky L.

    great CAS cards….and I cut up my stamps too!

  19. Anonymous

    Fantastic cards! I have to get an anchor stamp!

  20. Denise Bryant

    Great cards! Love those beautiful flowers! Great color too!

  21. Kris B

    Great cards! I really like the one created with the new sentiment kit! Thanks for making me want it even more!! TFS God bless!!

  22. LilJen1@northrock.bm

    These both rock! Love that anchor stamp and your two toned flowers are gorgeous! And I’m always cutting up stamps. The first time was scary but now I don’t even flinch! LOL!

  23. Angie blom

    Hello beautiful.. Loving your cards and the idea of cutting for even more ideas to use this stamp!!

  24. Kim

    I have cut sentiments I will try this thanks.

  25. Emily

    Your cards are so beautiful! They both caught my eye earlier!

  26. Karen Conner

    Love the hearts going own the side of the card matching the little heard on the anchor!
    Great cards-both of them.

  27. jpscraps

    Fabulous cards! I really like the rose one.

  28. Cynthia O.

    Wow, these are fabulous CAS designs, Lisa. I really struggle with this style. Hope to join in the fun this month!

  29. Angie V

    Love that anchor stamp!!

  30. stampnk

    What a great idea to cut the leaves away so you can stamp just the flowers! Your cards are beautiful,

  31. Sonia's Scrappy Stampings

    Love the cards! Thanks for the tip about cutting the stamp apart; It gave your card a great look!

  32. Thienly

    OOoh, I don’t know if I have the nerve to slice the stamp apart… but I do love the look! You’ve done it so beautifully that I MAY consider doing that! I always love your simplicity and cleanliness of your cards 🙂

  33. emily

    Amen to thienly….so simple yet intricate ….just amazing!!!!

  34. Marcy H.

    Awesome cards!!

  35. Lauralee L.

    These cards are just fabulous! I am all for cutting my stamps up to make things easier! Wat to go!

  36. MsScrapmess

    That’s bold to cut up your stamp, but after seeing your result I’m thinking I should give it a try=D Thanks for giving me the guts!

  37. Diana Fernandez

    Beautiful creations!! I love that you cut up your stamps!! How amazing!! I don’t think I’d have the courage

  38. Riti Banka Poddar

    Absolutely Stunning cardsLisa ..
    Love them both !!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs,

  39. Ava G

    your anchor card and play on words sentiment is perfecto, well done

  40. Keena

    I love the way you used your inks, making your card so very pretty!

  41. Joy Hager

    So brave cutting into those stamps 🙂 awesome cards!

  42. Kary

    Hi dear Lisa! I’m so sorry for being away for so long.. life was so busy and I find it so hard to catch up 🙁 I have been following what you are creating though. These cards are wonderful!! Just love the colours, design and your style! They make me smile and wish I have more hours in a day to stamp more. Take care! {hugs}

  43. Miriam Prantner

    Great cards! Love the highlighted anchor on the first one, and I am impressed by anyone who cuts up their stamps. I don’t have the guts to do it

  44. Audrey L.

    Both your cards are beautiful! I also love how you add photos of products used.

  45. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven)

    Gorgeous cards. Well done..

  46. Denise P

    Grrr…of course you used the stamp of the week…the one that is tempting me to join the SOTW, lol! LOVE THAT STAMP! And love the simplicity on it that gives the stamp so much attention. Thanks for sharing!

  47. jules!

    your cards are perfect works of art!

  48. Michelle K.

    Their projects were amazing and yours are too!!

  49. Laurie

    All kinds of loveliness here – I am a big fan of your style! I agree about cutting apart the stamps if needed, and Unity stamps are so well made that I don’t worry about them falling apart – they just fit right back together if I want the whole image!

  50. Emily Leiphart

    First of all, what’s with all the monster avatars? LOL! Your cards are AMAZING and I have no idea what you’re talking about with the missing mojo. 😛 You’re still a super star cardmaker!

  51. Jessi

    Stamp cutting – once you take the leap you wonder why you didn’t before 🙂 Awesome! I can’t even decide which card I like best – the first is super cute & lovey, and the second is just so lovely. Fabulous sentiments!

  52. lostinpaper

    Oh My! These are so beautiful Lisa. I keep looking at that heart background stamp (now do I *really* need it lol).

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