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26 July 2011

Growing in Unity - Day Two

Welcome back!

As promised, here's a layout featuring Unity -- in two ways: the stamps (of course) AND the photo!


As I mentioned in this post, meeting Maren was a total treat. This is the first of many CHA photos you'll see scrapped over the next couple months, I'm sure! I stitched on a twine "wire" for my birds, which are embossed -- as is the swirl in the lower-right corner. Note to self: next time, stitch the twine AFTER embossing. That was a "duh" moment, for sure. ;)

Peek closer:


The birds and swirl are available as part of the Donna Downy Unity set Embrace You. Love the large scale -- perfect for pages!  Embossing on textured paper gives a more rustic-looking texture, which I like. The ticket behind the title is from Here's the Ticket.


More embossing here -- I selectively inked a sentiment from May's KOM, think HAPPY thoughts, and added in some tiny type stickers to complete the thought. This was a great chance to  use papers from my July Scrappy Chic goodies -- Pebbles's Floral Lane collection, which is super-cheery. Grunged up the cheer a bit with layers of tape from 7gypsies and American Crafts. Cheerful grunge: I like it!

Hope you do, too! Remember to comment all week for a chance at some Unity goodies!  I'll be back tomorrow with more. Enjoy your day.

18 comments:

Kim said...

Love the layout, Angela! Colors are beautiful! I always look forward to see what you have done! (Kim from scrapbook league)

Erin said...

This is ADORABLE! Those white birds are perfect!!! I'm looking forward to meeting Angela and the other Unity gals at Scrapfest in September.

michib said...

Great layout - love the embossing directly on the cardstock.

Diana said...

Love this layout! I love the large stamps, too. Thanks for sharing.

Liz Michaud said...

Great stamping inspiration as usual :) Love the color combo. I think you need to coin the term Cheerful Grunge - I like it! lol.

Denise said...

Great layout! Love the stamps and the twine!
DeniseB

Maria Levine said...

What a wonderful layout! So jealous you met Maren and Unity!! Awesome!

My Angel said...

How lucky for you to meet Maren & the Unity Gang!! I love UNITY stamps!!

Your layout is cute!!

One day I will meet Angela from Unity!!

Carol said...

Really cute layout, love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

kasia c. said...

Love the bright fun look to this page! and all on the brown polka dot paper, LOVE it!
Also loving that twine "wire" for the birds.
I do that all the time because I am so bad at planning out my cards. I often have to rip some thing apart or start over. You made it work. :)

Meg said...

Oh, fabulous Unity within a Unity page! The colorful grunge is great and the stitched wire for the birds? Genius (well, except for getting the correct order of steps...)!

Sarah said...

Love the colors you used on your layout and the stamping on the pattern paper...thanks for sharing!

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Emily Leiphart said...

Oh, Ang, this is fabulous!! I love how you switched up the sentiment with stickers. I'm not a pink girl but I love all the pink on this! It works so nicely with the teal and brown...ooooh, washi tape, too. ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fab LO! LOVE the way you stamped the tickets for journaling! FUN!

Lindsey said...

A fun layout to commemorate the fun occasion! One of the first details I noticed was all the great tapes you used -- and you better trademark "cheerful grunge" right now before someone steals it. :D

Gwen said...

Great layout, love the birds on the line!