Monday, May 23, 2011

It's going to be Unity Week here on the blog!!

Well, I got braved and signed up for Growing in Unity (or GIU as I am going to call it from now on).  GIU is where you sign up, and then post a new project all week long.  On Wednesday, Unity features you and one of your projects on the Unity blog.  Needless to say, I am a little nervous!  

Also, the best part is that ONE person will win a kit of their choice (from a list that I have) from commenting here all week!!!  So, you know you are going to want to be in on that one!!!

So, let's get to it.  Most stampers are card makers, but I have gotten to where I love to incorporate stamping into my layouts!!  If you are a regular here, you know that!!  So, there will be some card inspiration along with some layout inspriration. 

So, here's my first layout this week.  I am going to show you how it's VERY simple to just add one stamp to a layout.  Easiest way and the way I started with Unity....journaling blocks!  And Unity has a ton of them!



 Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Summer collection; Stickers-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Summer and It's Your Day collections; 
Brads-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbook Cool Cord Brads;
Stamp-Unity Stamp Co.-Total Cuteness;  Letters-American Crafts Thickers;
Punches-Martha Stewart and EK Success; Twine-The Twinery Baker's Twine; 
Ink-Jenni Bowlin
Adhesives-Scotch ATG and Scrapbook Adhesives

So, if you are looking for a way to incorporate stamping into your layouts, there is a super easy way!  I just stamped that little journaling block on some fun pattern paper (or you can use plain cardstock!), wrote my journaling, and then dressed it up with a few stickers that I pop dotted for some dimension!

Don't forget to comment!!!  And come back tomorrow....I haven't decided what I am going to put up yet!!!

30 comments:

  1. I'm commenting, I'm commenting! LOL! I loveeeeeee that lo!! I loveeeeeeee how you took the small banners and put it on top of the bigger ones!! You ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. YAY!!!! That's so exciting!!! Very cute page!

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  3. count me in! No idea how you're concentrating on scrap booking when you've been in the middle of a 'multivortex' tornado?!! Your mojo is stronger than mine.

    Another brilliant design from you. Thanks heaps

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  4. OHHH! LOVE how you did the banners--what a great LO! Great start to GIU!

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  5. I'm totally loving this one!! That pic is super cute and fabulous layout!

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  6. Unity Stamps are awesome and I love how you incorporated the bracket stamp for your journaling spot!

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  7. Just like the name of the stamp set....your LO is TOTAL CUTENESS! You just reminded me how I need to bring out this stamp set and use it! And you are right...there are many ways to use these stamps on LO's! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Lovely layout! I LOVE adding Unity stamps to my layout. They are so flexible!
    Congrats on your GIU week. I'll try to remember to come back :-)

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  9. Great layout, I love the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm here from Jingle! And I love your banner and dimension play!

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  11. great layout! I always appreciate the journalling stamp that comes in my KOM, now I need to get back to scrapbooking (from card making) so I can use those stamps.

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  12. I love your layout, I'm glad Jingle sent me over.

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  13. SERIOUSLY cute Katrina!!!! I think you have the BEST titles on your layouts

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  14. I love that you stamp on your layouts as well as cards. I too started out by stamping journaling spots and blocks on layouts. I found it was a simple and easy way to start stamping on scrapbook pages, and I was instantly hooked!

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  15. LOL! Loved your layout, thanks for sharing.

    puffinliz@yahoo.com

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  16. Love this idea!!! I am just starting to try and incorporate more stamps on my layouts - and this is a fabulous and simple way to do it! Thanks for sharing!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Katrina, lovely layout! The banner was the first thing that caught my eye. Beautiful colours too!

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  18. Such a fun LO. Absolutely adorable picture!

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  19. Sooo cute! Love the doggy picture, and the layout. NICE!

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  20. This layout is just to cute! I can't wait to see all your inspiring and creative Unity MOJO!

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  21. I LOVE this layout!!!! <3 The colors are great. The banner is too cute! How did you do the banner?

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  22. I love it when Ella's the star of your layouts! This is beautiful!

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  23. Love these papers/colors...so cute!

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  24. So cute and adorable! I love the way you mix all your elements: dp, stamped images, writing, letters, chipboard, etc!!

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