Some Unity

Since I have no children or significant other to scrapbook about, most of my layouts include my closest of friends and me. You all know that I'm a me scrapper. There's nothing like a good therapy session of working through something deep in my soul and putting it on a layout. All of the stuff I share on my blog, I try to pay attention to detail design and, in reality, that seems to be part of therapy. I enjoy trying to figure out the placement of my embellishments and what kind of symbolism I can include. Then there are the layouts that will never be shared because they are way too personal and really aren't worth sharing when it comes to design anyway.

BUT.. I do have a layout to share with you today. :) We were sent some delicious Unity Stamps to play with at ScrapStreet for the Showroom article last month. I am not a stamp pro. I will never claim to be one either. Everything I do with them are techniques I've learned from others so I don't think there is anything groundbreaking with these projects. I guess you could look at them as me showing you that, in fact, you can stamp on your layouts and have a little fun with embossing glitter.

Supplies: Paper, Stickers, Die Cut: October Afternoon, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Bling: Kaisercraft, Brad, Button: Creative Café, Ribbon: American Crafts, Trim: Fancy Pants, Glaze: Ranger Industries, Ink: Versafine (Tsukineko), Pen: Zig Memory System (Kuretake), Other: bottle cap, thread. Tools: Punch: Fiskars, Stamps: Unity Stamp Company, Other: sewing machine.

Design Notes: I love how the stamps can be used directly to the paper as part of the embellishment. I used these two stamps to help balance my design and also to serve as my layout title.

Journaling: I can call these gals anytime and know it will all be okay!

I absolutely love that layout!  I based the design off of another layout of mine and those are some of my favorite papers from October Afternoon! And the bow?  Yeah I have no idea how it ended up that way.  Bows and I are pretty much hit and miss.  I've tried lots of techniques too.  Bleh.  

Supplies: Paper: Webster’s Pages, Cardstock: The Paper Company, Sticker: SRM Press, Ink: Versafine (Tsukineko), Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up!, Other: jute. Tools: Punch: Marvy Uchida, Stamp: Unity Stamp Company.

I loved this stamp right away and wanted to incorporate it as jacked up patterned paper. I love this shade of blue with the added glitter embossing powder and how it pops off the card. 

Ah... I can't believe it's Thursday already!  I feel so behind on so many things.  Maybe I need to get off this thing?  
- M