Monday, 22 October 2012

Unity Stamp Co & Paper Issues Blog Hop

Hey Everyone,
I am so excited to be a part of this amazing blog hop. 
I not only get to play with my favourite Unity Stamps
but I also had the latest Paper Issues Kit to use as well!!
HOW LUCKY AM I?
Very lucky. 
If you have just started here, welcome.
Otherwise, you should have just arrived from the very talented
This Blog Hop is all about PINK and the theme is
"Believe In Yourself" (Breast Cancer Awareness).
Here is my layout using Unity Stamp Co Stamps and Paper Issues Kit.


This is my very good friend Maria, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.
She is the most positive person I know, she is such a strong person.
She had an operation and some chemotherapy,
and I am happy to say that she is in the clear.
It just shows what a positive attitude can do.

Here are some close-ups:


I used gesso on my chipboard title, then I used the Heidi Swapp mist,
from the kit to spray onto the chipboard.
"It's All Worth It." is part of the Unity Stamp Kit I used.


The bumblebee is also from the Unity Stamp set.
I have journalled on the tag that says Maria from the Paper Issues Kit. 
It is hidden journalling as her experience is
quite private and I wanted to stay true to that.


Loads of layering.  And how adorable are those little women cut outs? 
Also part of the Paper Issues Kit.


To achieve the background I used a stamp from Unity and used white embossing powder. 
I then rubbed the Heidi Swapp mist over the top. 
 It formed such a beautiful border around the whole page.


There really is so much you can do with this stamp kit. 
Such beautiful and heartfelt sentiments from Melody Ross.
The frame from the stamp set can be used in so many different ways.


The finishing touch was hanging these beautiful
hearts and butterflies from the Paper Issues Kit.
  
I was so impressed by what is in the kit, I am going to be keeping an eye out at their etsy store for future kits.  Everything you need to make a layout or card. 
Loved it all!!

Their kit will be sold from the Etsy Store here for $14 and if you use the
code: UNITY you will receive a massive 20% off your order!! 
There are some really cool products on their as well.

YOU CAN WIN 1 of 3 Unity $50 Stamp Package by:

1. Like Unity on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Unity-Stamp-Company/103252399709382?fref=ts
2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook (ttps://www.facebook.com/PaperIssues?fref=ts
3. Leave a comment on the Paper Issues blog http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com & Unity blog http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com
4. Link up a project on Paper Issues blog for a Bonus Entry


Thank you so much for stopping by.
Now your next stop is the very talented

Have fun!!

72 comments:

  1. what a great message and beautiful layout.

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  2. Lovely layout! love the border and embossing!

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  3. Beautiful layout! I love the border... thanks for sharing the technique!
    DeniseB

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  4. What a beautiful layout honoring your friend!

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  5. I love this page! Such a gorgeous set of stamps too!

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  6. Gorgeous layout! I love the framed effect with the embossing and Heidi mist!!! LOVE it!!

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  7. one word. WOW!!!! stunning indeed.

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  8. Awesome layout honoring your friend !!

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  9. What a great layout! Wishing your friend all the best!

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  10. I LOVE this layout! Your layers, your embossing and misting... everything about it is so pretty! and congratulations to your friend - yes, having a positive attitude does change everything! :)

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  11. Oh My! I love what you did! its so creative and detailed!! simply GORGEOUS!!

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  12. Love your layout...the stamping and details are awesome!

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  13. What a great layout and story! So glad to hear that your friend is doing well and this is a great tribute for her. The layers are just gorgeous. It's such a rich looking layout!

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  14. That is a wonderful layout, the sentiments blew me away, and I am glad your friend has recovered, she looks so happy!

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  15. What a wonderful, beautiful tribute!! So glad she's better! You did her up right, gf!

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  16. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your layout. Thank you so much for inspiring me with ways to use this kit. I have it and you have given me lots of ideas. Glad your friend is doing so well. Positive attitudes are so important.

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  17. This is such stunning layout. Gorgeous details. I am so happy to hear Maria is in remission. That is so wonderful! My SIL is in stage 4 and we are praying for a cure.

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  18. Awesome page, love all the details. Great pinks and images the bee and butterflies and honeycomb look .. all if it is wonderful. Love it all. Great look

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  19. Stunning layout. I am so happy your friend is in the clear.

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  20. Beautiful canvas, so inspiring thanks for sharing.

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  21. Love this page, the pink really makes the page pop, but the photo is still the focal point.

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  22. WOW! What a stunning page! I love it!

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  23. I love the variety of techniques you used and the mish mosh of different styles! Very beautiful, unique and impressive.

    I liked both sponsors on FB

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  24. Love your smile and the positive attitude!

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  25. Awesome layout!!! Great for her!!

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  26. What a beautiful layout! I am so glad Maria is OK!!

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  27. Wonderful job!
    <3 Pam
    MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

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  28. Gorgeous layout! Your friend is a very strong woman!

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  29. positive attitude is my manrta.Thanks for sharing

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  30. Beautiful tribute to your friend.

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  31. That is wonderful news. And this LO is beautiful.

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  33. Great layout! So happy to hear about your friend!

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  34. What a phenominal lo! I love the stamping, the colors and that picture is awesome!

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  35. Beautiful page! I love the stamped corners and rubbed mist, so pretty!!!

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  36. Wow, the details are gorgeous on this LO and love what you did with the mist! What a beautiful page of your friend and so glad she is in the clear!

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  37. Love your page Renee, so bright and upbeat.

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  38. Fantastic layout!! Love all the cute details!

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  39. This layout is just amazing Renee. So much detail and layers. I love every bit of it and it is such a lovely testament to your friend!

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  40. Beautiful and so glad your friend Maria is doing well!
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  41. Your lo is stunning. I love the embossed floral pattern in the pink around the borders and those beautiful stamped frames behind the picture. So many lovely details! Tfs!!

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  42. I love all the little details on your LO!

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  43. Gorgeous layout! I love all the details. :)

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  44. umm WOW. Completely stellar layout. All your little details are amazing. I love love love this layout!

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  45. Wonderful fun layout! LOVE those fun little cutout people and all the texture you added with gesso and paints!

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  46. gorgeous layout, Renee! so much attention to detail...love how you've used the stamps and the embossing. very pretty!

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  47. WOW!! I am IN LOVE with your page. The colors and embellies and hexagons!! OMG!! This is so pretty!! I might have to scrap-lift it. I am definitely following you also.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

    x0, Damaris

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  48. Wow, I LOVE that page! Beautiful details!

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  49. gorgeous layout! I love the white embossed flowers around the border.

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  50. What a stunning LO, all of the stamping on there is beautiful and adds so much texture I LOVE it! I am sure your friend loves this as well, thank you for sharing with us!

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  51. What a gorgeous layout, love that you are honoring your friend!

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  52. Hey this is awesome chick!....amazing work with all that stamping ands layering and such a great cause too!

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  53. What an absolutely stunning layout and inspirational story! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. So gorgeous! I love all the layers.

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  55. WOW!! I love love love your layout. So bright and cheerful and full of all kinds of things to look at.

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  56. Great project, thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Your layout is simply beautiful and has a lot of meaning. Love all of the details - the hanging butterflies and hearts and the embossing you did. Beautiful!

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  58. Love your layout. Is beautiful.

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  59. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! so inspiring and I too am a Breast Cancer survivor since 2008!

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  60. Awesome creation! LOve the inspiration and thanks for the chance!

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  61. What a gorgeous layout of Maria Hun!
    Hope to catch up soon!
    Hugs
    Michelle x

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