Saturday, July 26, 2014

Unity Stamp Co. July GIU Blog Hop

Hello Friends!  Welcome!  I am excited to say that Unity Stamp Co. is hosting a blog hop for us May/June 2014 Growing In Unity ladies.  There are a total of 6 ladies in this hop.  Make sure to visit each of our blogs today.  The six of us are showcasing the new SOTW (Stamp of the Week).  The new SOTW is called Pumpkin Greetings.  It is quite lovely.  I have created two cards using these new stamps.  First up is a clean and simple card.  It is always a challenge for me to create CAS cards; I always feel like I need to add something.  I apologize for that tiny smudge; not sure where it came from.  I noticed it right after I applied the pattern paper strip. 

For this card, I stamped the pumpkins on water color paper using Staz On Saddle Brown ink.  The large pumpkin was colored in with a gelato (blood orange) and the small pumpkin was colored in with a Stampin' Up water color crayon (pumpkin pie).  The leaves on each pumpkin were colored with another Stampin' Up water color crayon (garden green) and the brown is also a Stampin' Up water color crayon (close to cocoa).  The sentiment was stamped in Saddle Brown on cream cardstock. 




Now for the second card...the sentiment was stamped in chalk ink on the mini chalkboard.  Unfortunately the 's' in greetings did not fit on my mini chalkboard.  The pumpkins were stamped in saddle brown on the pocket (Tim Holtz/Sizzix die).  They were colored in with Stampin' Up markers (pumpkin pie and crushed curry).        




 
Thanks for hopping with us today!  If you are not currently signed up to receive the SOTW, and you want this stamp set, head on over to Unity for the details on how to sign up.  While you're there, check out the awesome tag sale they are having.  I guarantee you will find some amazing deals!  Also, check out how to receive the coupon code for 50% off regular priced items (exclusions apply).
 
Next in the hop is the talented Miwa.  Head on over there and leave her some love.  Thanks again for stopping by.  Until next time, keep crafting in peace and love...Dawn
                                                                                                       

38 comments:

  1. What adorable cards! Love the fall colors you chose to showcase the image/sentiment! :)

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  2. Love your cards and how they show two completely different looks using the same set.

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  3. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Dawn, these cards are stunning, I really like the second one with the chalkboard tag, and the way you used the envelope to showcase the stamp. Beautiful!!
    Paula Driver

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  5. Lovely cards! I really adore the second one with the stamping on the chalkboard and tag!

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  6. Lovely fall pumpkin cards. I like your coloring, the burlap strip on the first and the chalkboard sentiment on the second.

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  7. What beautiful cards you made :) Love that you used an envelope on the second one.

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  8. Love the pumpkin cards - Fall is my favorite time of the year.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  9. Wow, both cards are impressive in their own ways. I love the twine ribbon on the first one and all the little accents on the second card.

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  10. I love the plaid and ribbon you chose to go with your design on the top card, it looks so elegant together. Great coloring too...very pretty. Your second card is wonderful too! I'm "almost" ready for fall after visiting your blog today.

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  11. So pretty! LOVE your perfect fall colors!!!

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

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  12. I love your cards - that lil pumkin stamp is cute :)

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  13. These are perfect for the upcoming pumpkin season!

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  14. Super cute cards Dawn! I love how you were able to use the same stamp but make two cards so completely different! And don't you just love Gelatos?!?! I adore mine although I need to remember to use them more!

    Amy E.
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  15. Dawn you card is so cute. I just love your first one with that banner!!!

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  16. Wonderful fall cards! Cute pumpkin image and your coloring is beautiful!

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