{2.27.2014} let’s hop with Unity

Unity Thursday Hop

It is that TIME again… Thursday fun is happening with the Unity design team.  If you have been hopping you should be arriving from Joslyn’s blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today.
Up first, a quickie card using the February kit of the month.

Grow into Spring


Bee.utiful… I adore that.  Love these bees.  They have a bit of a mixed media feel built into the design.  So fun.  Plus there two different options for sentiments included in this month’s kit.  I added a little gold Smooch Ink around the bees for a little sparkle.

Up next, a project life card using this week’s Stamp of the Week.

Live your Dream


I’m loving this project life size card.  You might have to trim off that little tab to fit in it’s own pocket or you could use a bigger one and slide a photo in along side.  I’m also thinking this would be great added to a card front too.

The image was colored with some finger daubers and 3 different colors of ink.  So easy to do.   Then, I added some Vibez shimmer spray on top.  I unscrewed the top and dropped the ink on top from a high distance.  It is a subtle effect that is hard to capture in the photo, but you might be able to see it a little.  Then I inked the edges with some white ink to help balance out the darkness from the ink.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

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

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Unity Stamp Co

Lisa A.



Hello Bee-utiful card


Live Your Dream card



  1. Angeline Choo

    The new stamp of the week is just so gorgeous! Love that bicycle 😉 great card Lisa

  2. Amy C.

    Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ruby M

    Lovely cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Michele

    Love your cards. TSF.

  5. Lindsey

    Inspiring once again, Lisa! The bee card is deceptively simple-looking, but perfectly designed. And love the colouring on the bicycle image.

  6. Julie O

    I love what you did with the SOTW. I may have to case this!

  7. Mari K.

    Lovely cards. Those little bees are great.

  8. cal8007

    I didn’t realize how big that bee is. Bee-utiful!! I love all your creations and especially the one with the bicycle!

  9. Terri B.

    I’m lovin those bees too. You know I’m a fan of all your stuff, Lisa. Cute cards as usual!

  10. Sue A

    Bee-utiful cards! I really like how simple but elegant that bee card is. The gold is just the perfect finishing touch.

  11. Karen N

    Great cards! I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on that SOTW!

  12. Anonymous

    Super inspiring cards. I just love your creative MOJO,

    1. stampincathy

      I’m the anonymous.
      Super inspiring cards. I just love your creative MOJO!

  13. Christina

    Love it! I am a KOTM member and wasn’t so crazy about the bee, was even considering giving it away, but I like what you did with it here, very cute!

    1. Lisa Arana

      Yay, I’m so excited to hear I changed your mind!!! Enjoy being busy with your little bee! ♥️

  14. Shannonn J

    Holey moley ahhhh-mazing! Love the simplicity of the first card, and the second, um whoa, wow, gorgeousness!

  15. scrapunzel1

    I love the “Hello Bee-utiful!” I can’t wait for my SOTW to get here! Fun Times! Hugs!~Patti

  16. Laura Turcotte

    Bee-utiful cards—amazing work!

  17. Bonnie N

    Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Seema

    Love the bee card!

  19. Anne

    What pretty cards. The bees are so nice with the little touches of good – that little bzzzz. I really like how you colored the 2nd card with the daubers – so nice.

  20. Kris L

    Such an adorable little bee card Lisa and your SOTW PL card would make an awesome card topper.

  21. Gaylynn

    These are beautiful cards. I agree, the bottom one would look beautiful as part of a larger card as well.

  22. Linda (hotwheels)

    Great card Thanks for the wonderful ideal.

  23. maria mendoza

    love the bee card. Super cute

  24. Amanda R

    I love your play on words on the first card and the colors on the second card!

  25. KarenRhae

    Both are pretty, but I like the bike stamp best.

  26. Katherine Schneider

    I love both cards!!! I just might have to use you an inspiration! I love that KOM!

  27. Crystal

    Gorgeous cards, Lisa. I really like the CAS bee one 🙂

  28. Sue D

    Great bee card and love the colors on the bicycle card.

  29. Teresa Godines #6857

    Fabulous project. I am in love with the Kraft card. Love you stamping and the splash of color. TFS

  30. Dawn Fields

    That bee card is truly bee-utiful! Love the touch of gold sparkle…it is the perfect touch. The live your dream card is so lovely…I’m going to have to join stamp of the week…I want this stamp.

  31. Donna K

    Those grungy bees are the coolest!! Great card. Love your gorgeous bicycle card too…that stamp is awesome!!

  32. gwenyt

    Great pair of cards. Awesome CAS with the bees on the kraft & lovely technique on the bicycle!

  33. shartl

    This kit is wonderful and I love how you used the images! Love the touches of color on the bicycle card.

  34. Jennifer Mitten

    I love both cards, the smooch spritz with the bees is like a little honey and the coloring on the bike on the second card is wonderful too!

  35. Cynthia O.

    Beautiful projects, Lisa! Love the KOTM images on Kraft and the CAS design. Great kit!

  36. Linda F

    Great cards. The bees are cute and I really like the SOTW. Your colouring is lovely.

  37. Karen Schroeder

    Both cards are gorgeous! I love the the simplicity of the first card!

  38. Miwa

    What a cute bee card! Love how you showcased the stamp of the week!

  39. Lucinde

    Great cards, the live your dream looks amazing 🙂

  40. Carla Hundley

    Great projects and
    the PL card is so
    beautiful! Love it.
    Carla from Utah

  41. Angie

    Awesome work. Love the subtle spark of gold added to the bee card.

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