We LOVE Unity!!!

We LOVE Unity!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Day 5 of Growing in Unity!

WOW!  What a fun week!  I could post stuff made with Unity every day if blogging was not so time consuming HA!!
Thanks for stopping by all week!  I appreciate it so much!  All of your sweet comments have been awesome!!
As you can see from the amazing card and photography skills Carla was involved on this one too.  
On this one she broke out the Spellbinders and amazed me with the mixing of the label and the frame.  AWESOME combo and again it would have never entered my mind.  We are sisters with the same Mom and the same Dad.  Why didn't I get any of that in my head??  Dang, some things are so unfair HA!!!
We used the awesome bike from the June Kit of the Month Love the Little Things.  I LOVE this kit!  Every single image is to die for!  The sentiment and heart are from a little 7 Gypsies kit we found at Hobby Lobby the button, twine and ribbon are from her stash.
Thank you so much for joining me this week.  I love Unity like they are family, being their GIU girl for a week is always an honor!
Carlee will pick a winner on Monday from all the comments this week!
Good Luck!
I am going to miss this designer signature tag :)
I am also going to add this to FWF, you should come join us HERE.  Even more prizes!  *swoon* 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Day 4 of Growing In Unity

Hi Peeps!!  OK I don't mean to sound conceited because I am far from it!  What I am though is my sister's BIGGEST fan!
Look at this beautiful card!!
She is so stinking amazing you can't even believe it!  Her cards are awesome even her photographic skills are amazing!  I got to spend a few nights with her in Pueblo this week and we made the last 2 cards at her house and boy can you tell I was not left on my own!  HA!!
She even uploaded them onto the blog for me!  How great is she?  LOVE her so MUCH!
We had the best time shopping and making cards!!
We used Paper Hearts the first Layers of Life {LOL} kit and man do I ever swoon over this beautiful butterfly every time I look at it!!
Carla has the ability to mix pattern paper. I cannot do that.  Look at those banners!  What a great idea!!  I am totally in love with the sequins!  So cheap and easy and darling!  We each bought 5 bags at Hobby Lobby and shared them.  Now we have enough to last for our children's grandchildren *snort*  Carla does something that I love and wanted to share with you.  She is using up old kits.  This paper is My Minds Eye Bohemia she takes whatever scraps are left and just starts whipping out cards.  I wanted a navy blue scrap while I was there. She didn't have any *GASP*  Her room is overflowing with all sorts of stuff and she just starts with whatever is left over and keeps on using it and when I left what was big 12 x 12 pieces of paper were just a few scraps and I am sure they are gone now.  My scraps are taking over my life.  I Noelle Reese solemnly swear to use up all these stinking scraps!  LOL  Plus if you use them then you don't even have to take time to put them away!  SCORE!!
Thanks so much for stopping by again today!
Please leave a comment so you have one more chance to have Carlee pick your name for 2 free itty bitty's!!!
*swoon*  I love this even more every time I get to add it!  :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Day 3 of Growing In UNITY!

I am having SO much fun, thank you for stopping by today!
This card makes me happy just looking at it.  It always seems like later I think I wish I would have used a kraft card instead of cream or inked the edges or whatever but I love this card!  Even though I didn't emboss *GASP*  I always emboss!  It is my favorite.  But I really wanted to make the paper look like I tore it out of a kraft colored spiral and I didn't want to embossing to crack and pop off in places.  Sometimes I like that to happen.  I guess this time I didn't LOL  I cut in between each hole so they are really separated.  I have never done that before I will definitely do it again.  The paper stamp is from A Love Beyond Measure, one of my fave sets!  That half doily was a free gift from Unity!  Are you guys loving the free gifts with every order as much as I am?  They are so fun and almost as exciting as the stamps!  I love tearing through the box and finding them!  It was white.  I glimmer misted it and it is so sparkly and beautiful!  All the ribbons are from my stash.  This is such a perfect way to use up tiny pieces of leftover ribbon. 

I am scheduling these blog posts in case I go visit my sister so it could be sold out now, but the Photos box is still available!  I LOVE this box!  I have the itty bitty one too!  They are AWESOME on my desk and make me smile every time I reach for something!  The flowers are from a recent Hobby Lobby haul I don't remember who made them I put them all in a jar on my flower shelf.  The bird is from Recollections, I love him!  The alpha letters are by Glitz the turquoise lines made it so I would pay any amount for them!  LOL  Lucky for me Michael's had a 40% off alpha sticker sale!
Here is a close up so you can see everything a little bit better.

I make all of my cards from a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.  I buy A6 envelopes though.  They give me more room for thicker cards and so things can hang off the edge.  A .46 cent stamp still mails them!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Please don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win 2 free itty bitty's!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Growing In Unity Day TWO!!

Hi Peeps!  Thank you for coming back today!!
Today's card is a special one.
My sweet Mother-in-law sent home her favorite bible as a gift for me, isn't it beautiful?  Such a special gift I can't make a card nice enough for a family heirloom like that. 
But I tried.  I used Half of Her Doily on the black paper with clear embossing and I LOVE it.  It is so pretty in real life you can't believe it.  I was worried because the paper is textured, it still turned out so perfect. 
It is hard to tell but I embossed the pink strip of paper with a Lifestyle Crafts folder named Doily.  The sentiment is from Thank You Words and the butterflies *swoon* are from the June 2012 KOM Sweet Summer Love.  I wish I could say my 5 year old cut them out, but that would be a fib.  I cut them out and I just don't cut very well....   LOL  The flat back pearls are by Recollections and I spent such a long time getting them all stuck on.  PHEW! They are so tiny and my craft knife kept flinging them all over!  Someone tell me an easier way please LOL
This is a sketch.  An awesome sketch.  Sadly I have no idea where it came from.  I right click on them and if there is more than one I paste them in word and forgot all about writing down where I got it.  The sketch is an oval instead of a circle and the butterflies are stars.  The pearls are dotted lines and on all 4 sides.
Please remember to leave a comment this week, Carlee will be picking a winner for 2 free itty bitty's! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
PS I am not over how much I love that name tag the fabulous Kelli made me <3 font="">

Monday, June 24, 2013

It is my Growing In Unity WEEK!!! YIPPPEE!!!!!!!

It is always so exciting and such an honor to be the GIU girl!
You may or may not have noticed I LOVE Unity!  I LOVE the girls and the stamps and every single thing about them  <3 font="">
Guest Designer *SWOON* 
OK, almost enough gushing!  LOL

Unity's KOM is one of my favorite things.  Month after month the images are always so amazing.  I made this card using April's You Make My Heart Puffy
Seriously, I love every single image!  I could just kiss that darling flower giving panda!
When you get to be the GIU gal you get a free stamp set *so exciting*  But even better, YOU get to pick 2 free itty bitties!  If you have some itty bitties already you know that name does not speak the truth!  They are usually giant.  On the rare occasion one is itty I always say out loud awwwww because it is so cute and shocking LOL
So please leave me a comment.  At the end of the week I will have Carlee pick a winner!
Ok the card details are lots of washi by Darice, Target and Paper Studio.  The sequins are from Hobby Lobby with brown Studio G glitter glue.  The twine is mine.  Red and brown together.  Washi tape as pattern paper is pretty fun I have to say!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Carla sharing Carlee!!

Hey, Friends! This is Carla, Noelle's big sister. I took this picture of our girl Carlee today, and I thought you'd like a peek! The photo is a little overexposed, but it's so adorable, I had to share it anyway!

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's official! I only post for FWF now LOL

Hi Peeps!  I actually am here to post my 5 projects for Growing in Unity and these table announcements were in the download from the camera so I thought I would do a quick post!
One of my fave things about Unity is how often I turn to their stamps!  We were at the church garage sale [you should see my living room!  Polly Pocket EXPLOSION!] and Morgan's youth group leader said Hey Noelle!  I need something cute, some signs for the DZone table tomorrow at the Splash and Dash 5K.  I said no problem!  I came home and made these.
Please excuse the awful pics LOL  I took them to remind myself what I had already done for her for the next event.
This is the only one that has a Unity stamp, but seriously how cute is it?  I used Do Not Bend and it was on my desk I had not even put it away yet how perfect!  This weekend it is on sale as well for only $4.  It is an itty bitty but it is not small!  That sign is 11" wide and 7.5" tall.  As usual, it embosses beautifully.  The font is Hippie Chick by CuttleBug
This one has my all time favorite font Spicy Chicken!  I love it because my awesome husband Bryan went to the local scrap store one day before a weekend crop and bought it for me.  He said in his super heavy Texan drawl "HEY!  My wife is goin' croppin' with y'all this weekend and and I wanted to surprise her.  She really wants some new funky chicken thing.  Well she deserves it.  If I buy it can you set it wherever she is going to sit so she is surprised?"  After my girlfriends picked themselves up off the floor laughing their heads off knowing very well the new Spicy Chicken Quickutz font was my favorite of the new release LOL  I LOVE that man and all these years later it is still my favorite font and I use it every chance I get! 
 This one has a ton of QK fonts Vixon, Metro, Maddie and Blossom.
This one has the DZone logo and it makes me smile every time I look at it.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and remember, grab some Unity and stamp it on anything it will always work perfectly!  There is something for every project you need!  <3 font="">