Monday, February 20, 2017

Growing In Unity - Day 1


Hello, and welcome!
This is REALLY exciting!

Today is really a "bucket list" day for me - I am blessed to be this week's Growing In Unity Girl for Unity Stamps

I will share a little about myself for those of you who are new to my little corner of the Blog world (as I call this - Amberland ha!) 
 I hail from Saskatchewan Canada - and live in a small farming community of just 2500! I am a mom to 2 awesome kids, grandma to 1 amazing little boy and wife to an extremely hardworking Fireman/Public Works Labourer. I have been stamping and creating inky awesomeness for almost 10 years - and I love using all kinds of products, but Unity has had my heart from almost the 1st time I bought a stamp magazine!
For Day 1,  I will share a project I created with THE stamp that started it all for me! 





I had just got into the whole stamping craze - I was hooked from the beginning. I needed it all. 
Then one spring day in 2010,  I bought the Stamp It cards magazine. 
And I fell in LOVE.




I STILL have that magazine 


See? 

That. Card. Right. There. 



    The stamp was from Unity's Fresh Beginnings stamp set - I ordered that collection... and... the rest is history. 






For this project, the sentiment I used was from a Unity Grab Bag I received, and the paper is from a personal favourite collection from Simple Stories - called We Are Family.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out my Unity projects every day this week! 
If you leave a comment to show some love and let me know you stopped by - you could win an AMAZING grab bag of Unity stamps! 

Peace, Love n' Ink
Amber xo

83 comments:

  1. Really cute card, and I like the hearts behind the image. I love how you remember when you started with Unity. I was trying to remember how I found out about them, but honestly can't. All I know is I am hooked now.

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    1. It was love at 1st sight for me too, Denise! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Amber I love this card so cute. I am so in love with Unity as well. Love the colors you used. Do they still sell this one? Can't wait to see what you will have tomorrow, should be wonderful.

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    3. They still have this stamp in a kit! Here is the link, Geniva
      https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/fresh-beginnings-kom-409/

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    4. Thanks Amber I will go and take a look and it's going on my wishlist for my next order. Wichbinamnsure will be soon. I am so addicted to Unity stamps.

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  2. Great card! This stamp is so cute and I love the layout of your card.

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    1. Thanks, alo! It really IS a cute stamp :)

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  3. Beautiful card, Amber!! Such a sweet Stamp to start your Unity Journey! I only discovered Unity 13 months ago... I wish I had found them sooner! Love your story and sweet card!! ❤

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    1. Thanks, Crystal! You make the sweetest stuff - I love this journey!

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  4. I like the image and sentiment stamps. Will have to look them up!

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    1. Definitely! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That is so awesome! I love the story on how you got hooked on Unity. Your card is adorable. I love the papers you used on it.

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    1. Thanks, Beth! Simple Stories paper seems to always work with Unity - it is like they are a perfect pair! Thanks for leaving some love <3

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  6. simple and beautiful. Love the heart background! Thank you!

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  7. simply devine card. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the cards behind the image....love hearing the stories of fellow stampers....great job!!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Wilma!

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  9. I love how colorful and cheerful this card is. I love the back story too. Looking forward to seeing what else you do this week.

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    1. Thanks, Denise! It is definitely exciting - and nerve-wracking haha!

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  10. So sweet and simple - I love it!

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  11. I love the card and the story behind it. Beautiful!

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  12. Love this sentiment! Super cute card

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  13. Great card, love the stamp and the,pops of colour.

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    1. Thank you Helen! My fave sweet little stamp <3

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  14. Nice! I like the little collage of hearts around the bottom & the color combination!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel - that paper is super awesome, for sure!

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  15. Great job again, Amber. Love where you put the hearts. Beautiful card.

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    1. Thanks, Faye! And thank you for popping by!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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  18. Wow! great card love the pop of color! Such a great story I found Unity when I came across their horse and those sweet little girl images!!

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    1. Yes, I think we all have "that one" - the stamp we fell in love with! Great company!

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  19. Congrats on being a GIU girl. That is so awesome! I love the card but especially the sentiment. I can't wait to see what else you post.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! Yes, each day will be different! Do check back! xo

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  20. The video made me cry today. Love the sentiment and really miss my sister. Great job!

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    1. Awww big hugs, Cheryl. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope the card brightened your day

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  21. Great card, and I love the story behind your journey with Unity! It's so neat that you kept that magazine all these years! TFS today, and looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

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    1. Thanks Gina. I promise - I'm NOT a hoarder....I'm NOT a hoarder... I'm not.... haha

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  22. Yeah, I have That stamp that started it all too. Love your card! Love the edging around the white piece and the SS embellishments are perfect.

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  23. Love this CAS design & colors, Amber. Looking forward to you inspiration this week!

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  24. Love the card it's beautiful and simple and clean I love it!

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    1. Aww thanks so much, Tara! I like the clean and simple look too!

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  25. Amber just love your card...I am a heart gal...I am guessing like most Unity lovers! Looking forward to sharing the week with you! : )

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! It's going to be so much fun!

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  26. What a sweet story about the stamp that started it all for you! I love the stamp and I love your fabulous card!

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  27. What a fun story. Love your card. Enjoy your week.

    Meg M.

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    1. Thank you, Meg! And thanks for popping in!

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  28. What an adorable card! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thanks!! I will be here all week! haha!

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  29. Adorable. Love the simplicity of it....

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  30. Lovely card! Great that you still have that original inspiration magazine!!

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  31. What a cute card! And I loved hearing your story of your "love affair" with Unity! Looking forward to this week :)

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  32. Unity is the best! I must get this stamp, as I have a dear friend who is just like a sister to me. This card is super sweet!

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  33. Thank you Amber for sharing your story! That is the sweetest thing, and what a cute card ;)

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  34. That is so sweet! Thanks for listing the stamp set. I never even saw that one in the inventory. I am completely hooked on Unity and stamping as well. lol! TFS!

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  35. Very pretty. Love how you have the cluster of heart in the bottom corner behind the main panel. Lovely. Hugz

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  36. L*O*V*E the pretty design of your card and all the details. The stamp is just darling! And I have been in love with that paper pack - it's so pretty!

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  37. I had such a busy day yesterday, I didn't get to leave any love. I love, love, love your card! every single thing about it!

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  38. So very cute! And once you start buying Unity, there's no stopping :)

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  39. I get inspiration from magazines too. This card is so cute!!

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  40. I can see how you got hooked! Haven't we all??? :) I LOVE your card with the sisters so brightly colored, the pretty hearts, and the country touch of twine. I live in a tiny farming community, too....more like 300 people, though! :) Looking fwd to enjoying your other GIU projects!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  41. I never saw that stamp before! Love your sweet card!

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