Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hip HOPPIN' Thursday with the Unity crew!

HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

I can't believe that this is the LAST Thursday of October... 
Next week is Halloween... and then GAH!!! 
Where does the time go?
I REALLY need to get my Christmas cards started!!!
(My hubby and I set up a 'production line' and make about 120 cards until like 2 in the morning 
for a couple of weeks straight)

Anyway, so excited that you're here!

Hello!
You should be arriving here from Shemaine's blog!

Make sure that you do go visit ALL the participating blogs today, 
because Unity is so generous and giving away 
$20 gift cards to the store for 3 winners from all the comments :)


So... I have a few things to share with you today...

The first one is actually a impromptu kinda project...
I really CRAVED shortbread cookies today...
(and no, I'm NOT pregnant. I'm done.)
and while I was making them, I thought... hey- 
the current Kit of the Month is FULL of gift giving stamps...
Why don't I just take that opportunity and make something out of it?

And... here's what I made!

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It's simple but pretty, isn't it?
(ignore that blue chocolate one...
this is what happens when you don't wait for the cookies and chocolate to cool down...)

I think the stamps on the shimmer paper added to the look :)
and, I LOVE that snowflake...
it's from this weeks' file from SVG Cuts.
I've been asking Mary to make one of these since summer...
and of course, what she made is WAY better than anything that I've ever imagined!

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It's an ornament file, but it makes a perfect embellishment on gifts (in place of a bow!)

So, I gifted this to MYSELF...
I wrapped it... and I opened it! HA!
I got the pleasure of giving and receiving! hehe...

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The second project is a card which I made for my sister in law...
for her baby shower this weekend.
(Her first baby - so exciting!)
(I'm praying here... that she doesn't actually look at this post!
Ah, well, if she does, at least she doesn't know what gift she's getting! lol...)

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I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, but I love it!
The colors were muted and pastel, so I was worried about the pictures, too..
but that adorable lamb and the bear saved my day!

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The stamps used here were:

...and the LAST, but not least, is a birthday card which I made for my mom in law.
It's her birthday today!

(See? I may be gifting myself, but I do also think about others! :) )

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I've wanted to make one of these cards with the rays coming out of the center.
Using the EP Dots and Stripes papers, I think that it's a pretty fun birthday card!
The rays were cut using the file from the Silhouette store (pie charts) -
the angles and the sizes are calculated for you, so it's so easy!

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The stamps are all from oh happy day - SUPER cute stamps!
I stitched all the pieces and I'm totally loving those wooden stars from Studio Calico, too!
Oooh, and you see that pretty red star flair button?
It's from Paper Play Studio!
Love that store!

Anyway, so Unity Stamp Company is celebrating their son's 15th birthday and their older son's amazing football season... (his number is 50).. so they are having a SALE!

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This sale will not go live until noon CST.

Anyway, I won't keep you here any longer... 
because you're done this hop,
and it's time to enjoy your beautiful day!



55 comments:

  1. I love the birthday card. It's so cheerful.

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  2. Oh my!! Your projects are so impressive! LOVE that cookie treat bag (and wouldn't mind a few of those shortbread cookies either!). You are so lucky to have your hubby's help in making your holiday cards...mine tries to stay as far away from my crafting frenzy as he can!

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  3. Omg i totally love both your cards they are simply Gorgeous!! you have added such beautiful details to each of them!!!Really like the way you have done the cookie package too!!!...TFS:)

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  4. Stunning !!! I have these stamps and these are really inspiring ! Thanks Thienly

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  5. Fab projects x love the last card its so happy x

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  6. Yum....that cookie bag is so cute..and those cookies, well, I would of eaten them, too...and love both cards..the pretty pastel baby one is a favorite, but love the colorful birthday card, too!!

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  7. great work on the cards!!! nice showcasing of the stamps. The shortbread gift bag embellishments and stamping is perfect.
    ava g

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  8. What darling cards, and very fancy treat bag!!!

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  9. Yummy-licious Cookie Bag !!
    And look at that supercute colorful birthday card...
    and oh so cute baby card !!
    Awesome Work Girl.......
    Love your work so much !

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  10. Oooh, I love all of your projects today, especially that treat bag!! Gorgeous!!

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  11. that treat bag is AWESOME!!! love that you gifted it to yourself! ha ha!! awesome! and both cards are stunning! the baby card is BEAUTIFUL and the happy day card is so fun!! awesome projects!

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  12. I love all your projects -- I always do! I especially love the snowflake and the Sunday card.

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  13. Fantastic projects Thienly! I love them all~esp. the rays!

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  14. WOW!!! Stunning projects!!! The gift bag is stunning, the baby card is GORGEOUS - and the birthday card is so bright and fun! LOVE them all!!!

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

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  15. That treat bag is adorable and I just LOVE both of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. I am in love with your last card and with all your other projects!!

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  17. Great cards and I love how you did the bag of cookies, so sweet.

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  18. Wow, such lovely projects! I enjoyed them
    all. Thanks for sharing.

    Carla from Utah

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  19. Fabulous projects today! Love the baby card...too sweet.

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  20. Awesome projects today. Love them all but the Birthday card really stands out. I love how colorful it is. TFS

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  21. Wow your projects today are stunning. Love the baby card. TFS your creations with us.

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  22. Love these! Those cookies are making me hungry, and that baby card is so sweet, love how it's not overly girly or boy, and the last card, swoon! You are a master!

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  23. Beautiful projects! That baby card is adorable!

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  24. Wow you are so creative, your skills are topnotch and you really inspire!

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  25. beautiful projects! love, love, LOVE the 'oh happy day' card!!

    gee, I thought I made alot with 60 cards, couldn't imagine making 120 cards!

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  26. Cookies, genius...love that idea...the cards are also great !!

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  27. Gorgeous projects and mmmmm cookies!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxo

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  28. Love that card for your MOM WOW. that is awesome and your sisters too and its okay to treat yourself. Congrats on not Expecting :)

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  29. Your projects are all so fabulous. The baby card--love it! The card for your mom---WOW!!!!!

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  30. Beautiful projects! That baby card is my favorite.Thanks for chance to win !!

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  31. Oh Thienly your projects are always so amazing. So inspiring! Your photo backdrops are always so fitting, too. Love them!

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  32. I love your style! Once again ideas galore!

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  33. Lovely projects! I think your birthday card is my fav though- the riot of color just makes me smile.

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  34. Love your happy biorthday card I pinned it right away.

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  35. Oh wow what amazing projects! I love the snowflake, the sweet baby card and beautiful birthday card!

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  36. Fantastic!! I love all the projects! Had a good laugh about you gifting yourself. You made my day!!
    And the two cards are just incredible! I'm sure both your mother-in-law and sister-in-law will be stunned!!
    Pastel colours look perfect on the card and complement the stamps you used!! I look at it and can here a quiet lullaby! Very soft and pretty card!
    And the colourful Birthday card is soooo positive! I can't stop looking at it! So many fun patterns and details! Wow!

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  37. Totally awesome projects Thienly, that snowflake looks wonderful on the bag of cookies!!

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  38. LOL You totally deserve a gift you made! I love both cards so much and your gift bag is awesome!! You are amazing and how you cut all those rays so perfect is beyond me! LOL

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  39. Oooooh... A blog of eye candy AND cookies? WINNING! LOL! Everything is lovely! Really like the baby card :)

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  40. Your creations are all sooooo awesome! Wow! Loved them all. Diana Tuttle

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  41. Those cookies look awesome!!! Your creations are gorgeous as usual!! :)

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  42. OMGoodness....i love all your projects!

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  43. Great way to present cookies, lovely baby card and fun birthday card.

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  44. Love your "gift to self!" Your cards are all adorable.

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  45. All of the projects are wonderful! Love your snowflake you gifted to yourself with cookies! lol, you're so funny! The baby card is just beautiful and the birthday card, well, it is just so bright and colorful, it's marvelous! Love all of these pieces! Thanks so much for sharing, hugs, Debra

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  46. Your treat bag is gorgeous!! The baby card is just precious and the birthday card is so happy,bright and fun!!!
    Love them all!!!!

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  47. Your projects rock!! First off can we please have the cookie recipe? they look relish! Second, the cards are amazing but the one for your mother-in-law is really spectacular. Pinning it right now...

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  48. Wow... outstanding, all of them! One is better than the next... but my fave has to be the birthday card. It's just spectacular; love all the colors & the stitching *gushing* it's so very pretty!!

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  49. Fabulous Projects!! Your cookies look delish!!

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  50. All of the projects are great. I loved the BD card. It is so bright and happy feeling. Glad you got a gift today (even if it was from yourself).
    take care.

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  51. What beautiful ideas and inpriration........now I need to get into my craft room.....thanks!

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  52. wow! THis is amazing! So beautiful thank you so much for sharing!
    Lisa

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