Thursday, February 20, 2020

Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Designer Dies Kindness Blooms

Hello,

Hope you've been enjoying the introductions of Uniko's February 2020 New Release so far! Still a few more days before the *BIG* reveal!

Day 4 sees us sharing cards using the fabulous Kindness Blooms stamps with their brand-spanking new dies! Yayyyy! These dies are awesome in bringing  more possibilities to this ever-so-versatile loopy-loveley set!

I focused on the 'outline' dies for my floral arrangement...and isn't that sweet stamped-and-die-cut 'kind' adorable! LOVE it!


I'm excited to show you a second card...on reveal day! This stamp/die combination is so.much.fun!

Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!


Carol you are here

Hope you'll drop in tomorrow for Day 4's introductions!

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Anniversaire Arts Décoratifs & Background Builders Arts Décoratifs

Hello,

Welcome to Day 2 of Uniko's February 2020 New Release, where we're introducing two new stamps:
  • Anniversaire Arts Décoratifs: a clear stamp set featuring 5 Art Deco style pattern strips that can be used in a variety of ways, as you'll see as you hop.
  • Background Builders Arts Décoratifs: a mini stamp set featuring 1920's party sentiments that cover birthday celebrations, roaring good times, drinking champagne and dancing on the tables and a whole lot of razzle dazzle! 
Together, these sets have amazing potential!

I confess: because I have zero knowledge about 'art deco' (should have taken some art history classes in University!),  I undertook some research to glean ideas. Black and gold seemed to be a popular palette so...I went with it for this card (and a few others you'll see soon).

We could all use some 'razzle dazzle', right? Right!


Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!


Carol you are here

Hope you'll drop in tomorrow for Day 3's introductions!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Alphabet Outlined & Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs


Hello,

Welcome to Day 1 of the February 2020 New Release, where we're introducing Alphabet Outlined AND Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs. 


I've used the Alphabet Outlined for my duo of cards, made by stamping one panel then dividing it into two. Birthday Sentiments for the finishing touch! 



Saving my Arts Décoratifs card for release day...

Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!


Carol you are here

Hope you'll drop in tomorrow for Day 2's introductions!

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, February 17, 2020

Uniko Studio February 2020 New Release: Sneak Peeks


Hello,

Time to share (although I'm late...internet issues at my mom's so had to wait until we came home for the post to go live) sneak peeks for Uniko's 8th Birthday & February Release! You're in for a treat with 7 new stamp sets and 1 designer die that corresponds to a previously released stamp set. 

Here's the peeks...





 

 


 

 

Please come back tomorrow as we begin introductions; lots of inspiration about to unfold!

Remember there's still time to link up here to win stamps for a year!

Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Just Us Girls Challenge #523~Colour Week...Thinking of You on Your Special Day

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #523,  where our lovely Ina invites us to use black, gold and cream as our palette!


We are super thrilled to have incredibly talented Betty Jacobson joining us once again as Guest Designer! Please check out her wonderful card; she has created magic with this colour combination. MAGIC, I tell you! As well, please visit my wonderful JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria and Cécile. If you have a chance to comment, that would be a real treat; they would love to know you dropped by.

I brought out my Concord & 9th Painted Rose set for my card: black outline/shadow, gold shimmer paper letters and cream/ivory embellishments from Studio Katia! Easy!


That's it from me! Looking forward to seeing how black, gold and cream inspire you!

Thank you for dropping by!


Perfectly CAS Challenge #6~Shapes...You are Loved!


Welcome to Perfectly Cas Challenge #6, where we're inviting you to use SHAPES on your cards! Shapes...broad interpretation, so we're looking for a gallery full-to-bursting with interesting designs!


It's Valentine's Day here so, naturally, I've created a 'love' card using some sweet Paper Smooches stamps and dies! I just adore those little hearts...and they're a wonderful way to use up bitty bits of patterned paper!


Turning the stage over to you! 

Looking forward to seeing your Perfectly CAS *SHAPES* cards in the gallery!

A reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

Sharing at, because I was inspired by, Paper Smooches February Love Challenge.

 


Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration: WOW! BAM! Awesome 8th Birthday!

Hello,

Uniko's 8th Birthday celebrations are in full swing and in keeping that momentum going, I'm bringing cupcakes...I mean, muffins (blueberry and chocolate chip, to be precise, from Canada's own Tim Horton's)...to the party!

I've used the Uniko Explosion stamps/dies series (definitely favourites!) to make my treat toppers and a birthday card. The sentiment (another favourite) is from All Occasions Sentiment #2 (currently on sale...grab it while you can!).


Here's the card, solo...

and the muffins sporting their celebration decor!


Hope you'll join us in the Birthday gallery here! A reminder that Bev is offering a 10% discount on all orders placed during February 2020!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Uniko's 8th Birthday Celebrations & HUGE Prize Package!


Hello,

Uniko's 8th Birthday Celebrations launched last week with a FUN and inspirational Design Team Blog Hop & Birthday Linky Party. You can find play-along details HERE.

This week, Bev is back with another prize package - a generous thank you to all her wonderful loyal fans - that will blow you away


YES! You read that right: Uniko stamps for a YEAR!!! In 2019, Bev released 19 clear stamp sets and 2020 may see even more! Wouldn't you love to get in on that action?

To put yourself in the running for this HUGE prize, simply add your name to the linky found HERE. The link up will close at 23:59 Saturday 29th February 2020.  

Winners will be announced Sunday 8th March 2020 along with all the other 8th Birthday Celebration Winners ;)

Here are the details: 
  • One entry per person. 
  • You can link from a blog or any of your social media http links. 
  • If you don't have a social media or place to link, you are more than welcome to link to your favourite Uniko product on the website ;)
  • This giveaway/prize package is sponsored purely by Bev/Uniko and it is open internationally.
  • We'd LOVE you to share this amazing prize far & wide!

I'll be back in a day or so with my Brand Ambassador post; more birthday celebrations to come! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Happy Little Stampers February 2020 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge~Happy Valentine's Day Mini Envelopes and Notes

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers February 2020 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!


VALENTINES!  Yes, I'm frantically trying to wrap-up a whole lot (as in close to 40) mini Valentine's Day envelopes/notes for my niece's and nephew's classmates (these are for the gals in the classes...the guys will receive Vikings that I made a long while back).  The scalloped envelope is adorable and sooooo easy to make; the accompanying note card, incredibly cute! I'm sharing a smattering of what I've made so far...nearly at the half-way mark!

Back side of envelope + note insert...



A few of the others...


Please visit my teammates; their creations are wonderful and, if you have a moment, leave them some love. I know they'll be thrilled!

Looking forward to seeing your Anything Goes with Dies cards/projects in the gallery!
Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, February 7, 2020

Inkspirational Challenge #207~Inspiration Photo...LOVE

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #207, where we're drawing inspiration from this heart-warming photo!


My card is pretty simple because "All you need is Love...da da da da da...All you need is love, love. Love is all you need... love is all you need...love is all you need."  And now you'll be humming this song allll day long. You're welcome! *grin*

The LOVE inspiration is obvious and, if you look closely at the photo, the letters are dotted. Hence, my choice for a polka-dot background. Easy-peasy with The Stamp Market's big love dies!


Just in case you need a little 'more' with your love, here's a second...with hugs!


My wonderful teammates have interpreted the photo in most delightful fashions. Please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:


Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!


Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #522~Trend Week...Striped Thank You

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #522, where sweet Angie has selected STRIPES as this week's Trend Challenge! 


We are super thrilled to have incredibly talented Betty Jacobson joining us once again as Guest Designer! Please check out her wonderful card AND video; dazzle guaranteed! As well, please visit my wonderful JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria and Cécile. If you have a chance to comment, that would be a real treat; they would love to know you dropped by.

Stripes requested; stripes given! Patterned paper; a (subtle) die cut heart; simple stamped-and-die cut sentiment. Easy...and fun!


I'm also sharing my January cross-stitch accomplishment (goal is a little something stitched once-a-month). My snowman fits the trend perfectly, sporting his fashionably striped scarf and hat!  The material is sparkly; wish you could see it (but then you'd have to look closely and you'd see my lack-of-practice with back-stitching. Wonky outlines! Hopefully, February's creation will show improvement!).


That's it from me! Looking forward to seeing your stripes (whatever directions/patterns they take) in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy Little Stampers February 2020 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: Christmas Wings)...Santa Christmas Wishes

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers February 2020 Christmas Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme, with an optional twist which, this month, is Christmas Wings!


I've brought Santa to the challenge today...isn't he fun! Love these dies!


That's it from me; please head over to the blog to see how my talented teammates interpreted this month's theme.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!