Thursday, October 17, 2013

Unity Thursday - {be inspired!}

Hello all!
It's time for another weekend of fun at Unity!

Today - we have few exciting things going on!
Super adorable release from Phyllis Harris,
So fun to use sentiments from Donna Downey,
An all new holiday {be inspired} Sentiment kit,
and the new {be inspired} Unity challenge begins today!
(not to mention the sale, too!)

You should have arrived here from Shemaine's blog -
and here's others for your reference:
Thienly Azim - that's me!
Isha Gupta (Guest Designer) -

Oooh, I just love the new challenge colors! (and the inspiration pic!)
I'm just craving a nice warm cup of hot chocolate looking at it.
I can almost smell it right now!

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So, I decided to make a card (surprise, surprise...
Of course, layout would be more of a challenge for me)

I took that same pretty ornmament in the sketch, 
but decided to do something different with it!
(the ornament is from the current KOM )

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I made a 3D honeycomb ornament.
Of course, you're not gonna be able to send this, 
but for those special recipients - 
what a fun card to give!

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 For those of you that wants to know how to make it, 
here's a quick how-to:
1. Cut out 10 of the stamped ornaments.
2. Fold them all into half, into semi-circles.
3. Glue the top and the bottom section of each of the inner fold, 
making sure that where it's glued is exactly the same for all of them.
4. Once dry, adhere each of the semi-circles together by making a strip horizontally in the middle,
again making sure that the glued section is same for all.
5. Allow to completely dry. Unfold the semi-circle to reveal a pretty honeycomb ornament!

I used washi/glitter tape to tie in the challenge colors :)

The next project up is the new Phyllis Harris stamp -
Oooh, how I enjoyed making this one!

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I've always wanted to make this FRAME from SVG Cuts, 
and when I realized that this image was the perfect size for it -

The yellow dotted paper is from Crate Paper Bo-Peep collection
and based my colors on that.
The sky was a bit brighter than what I wanted to be - 
but think it added a bit to the 'dreamy' part.

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I added some dress wrinkles and shadows to bring out the image,
and of course, some rhinestones did more magic :)

Check out all the other Phyllis Harris release as well as all her past ones - they are all so pretty!

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Lastly, but not least - 
is the new Sentiment kit!
(We always have a new sentiment kit for every challenge! - 
just for fun! You are not required to use them for the challenge :) 
Any Unity stamps will do! )

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This is a holiday themed one, 
but it's based on the same Everything Wonderful kit.
That means that you can use the frames from that kit for the new sentiments!
(and that's exactly what I did!)

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With these pretty labels - 
I created some simple but elegant Christmas party crackers.
You can fill them up with chocolates, and even some joke or a fortune,
to spice up your next party!

The party cracker file is a free file, 
but you must go to my Halloween Crackers project on the SVG Cuts blog -
and click the FREE FILE portion under Dimensions section to download :)

A few more pics to show how pretty they are!

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There's a whole lotta sale happening over at the store!
James (Angela's son) is turning 16,
so we're basing the whole sale on the number 16!
Watch out for itty bitty marked down to $2.16,
some kits marked down below $16,
and even some KOM marked as $20.16!

So you know with every order - 
Unity has a little gift for ya, right?

Well, Fancy Pants Designs company has been so generous to Unity - 
they've sent boxes and boxes of goodies to share with you all!
Go like them on FB page, and let them know Unity sent ya!

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That's it!
By now - I hope that you know the routine.
Leave some love on every participating blogs on this hop,
and this week - 
there's going to be 3 lucky winners randomly chosen 
to receive a grab bag of 50 stamps!
Now, that's worth commenting for, right?

Thanks for taking your time today to hop - 
now I'm sending you off to our talented guest designer - 


  1. I love that you always showcase the new stamps! TFS Thienly

  2. wow...all ur creations r very beautiful....TFS.

  3. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! That 3D ornament card! And that gorgeous frame! AND the party crackers! OMGee! These are amazing projects!

  4. Thienly you never stop amazing with your projects. The ornament is to-die-for, the framed Phyllis Harris is so beautiful, and the Christmas crackers are awesome.

  5. OK, the ornament, fantastic, love the chain, and that frame, LOOOOOVE! Always a treat to visit you on Unity Thursdays!

  6. OHHH EMMMM GEEEE!!!! I love that another PH set has a cat! That makes me so happy! I love both of your cards and the treat boxes are AWESOME!!!!! You totally inspire me and make it VERY difficult for me to go back to work!

  7. Wow! Your creations always amaze me! These are FABULOUS!

  8. your projects are super you drink makes ready for the holidays!

  9. Love your projects, as always! Might just have to try that ornament!

  10. What awesome projects! Will have to try the honeycomb ornament card and the party crackers!

  11. All your projects are fantastic! That honeycomb ornament is outstanding!

  12. Oh my gosh!
    You've been busy!
    Thanks for sharing all you wonderful creations with us!

  13. Always love everything you do! Just magical!

  14. I love, love, love this card!

  15. Amazing projects! Love the party crackers! The paper ornament is gorgeous! The new P Harris image is beautiful! TFS

  16. So many amazing projects! Your talent is astounding!

  17. These are stunning projects!! I love those Christmas crackers!

  18. I love ALL your projects, as usual ;-) I especially like your 3D ornament card!!!

  19. ohmygoodness! I love your 3-D ornament card! Great projects! The coloring on your PH card is great too. Sweet design! And your crackers turned out gorgeous... fabulous with the Sentiment Set!

  20. Oh my word. I always love your cards and unique designs, but these have to be some of my favorites! The 3D ornament is one I'll have to experiment with. And the PH frame colors are stunning!

  21. I LOVE visiting your blog. You have such wonderful creative projects to share with us. Thanks I Love all of them.

  22. Beautiful full of talent projects. TFS

  23. Fabulous projects--really like the ornament.

  24. More fabulous projects!! WOW!! You amaze me every time!

  25. OMG!! I love that ornament card and the crackers. Headed to SVGCUTS to get that file

  26. Wow! All of these are wonderful. I am super partial to anything Phyllis Harris!

  27. FABULOUS 3D ornament! Love the colors too!

  28. All your projects are Stunning!!

  29. Just love all you're projects. Love the ornament. Love the framed reaching for the stars. Thanks for sharing you're wonderful ideas with us. Beautiful stamps.

  30. Such great projects. As I was scrolling down, each one was wonderful. My fav was the Christmas crackers.

  31. Such wonderful projects! The idea with the ornament is so great! And that frame is stunning!

  32. Your projects are amazing!! I love the ornament and the cracker labels. Your sweet picture frame is great too!

  33. OMG you have been busy. Fantastic projects. That 3D ornament on your card is amazing and I love your elegant Christmas crackers.

  34. Thanks for all of the great eye candy!! Your projects are just gorgeous. Love them all!

  35. Goodness, you ARE a busy girl. Love all your projects. I bow down to you, LOL! But that first one with the 3D ornament? Super cool. Love it.

  36. My Grandkids would love these stamps!!!

  37. You always inspire me! I absolutely love the frame and I was surprised to read this was created from an SVG! The stamped image and sentiment are so sweet! Love the wrapped crackers and the ornament card too!

  38. Thanks for the info on making the honeycomb paper! Love everything about this project (=



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