Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hip Hop Party!!


Are you ready for the party planning? Next week will be FULL of fun. Games, challenges, prizes, and fun ALL week long in honor of Unity Stamp Company turning 1. :) Be sure to come on over to My Unity Place so you can be apart of the action.

This first card (a personal invitation for YOU) uses Confetti Cupcake. You are NOW OFFICIALLY invited to the FESTIVITIES next week!


Don't you love this new single? Love Is Everything


Here is some Birdie Inspiration. ;-)


You have reached the end of the Unity Blog Hop. Be sure to leave a comment telling me what your first Unity stamp was OR what it will be. :) One lucky (randomly chosen) winner will win the Birdie Inspiration kit! :) You need to post BY 10 PST.

117 comments:

Lindsay Spencer said...

Gorgeous cards Maren! I LOVE the new stamp.

Laura L said...

Super cute cards! I love the receipt ruffle on the birthday card!

Jacque B said...

I first ordered Unity last May -- probably several sets -- but the set I remember getting was My Sister, My Friend because I was getting ready for a reunion w/my sisters in June. And I absolutely love all the stamps I have!

Jess said...

Wonderful cards, Maren! I love your use of patterns and ribbon!

Linsey said...

wowey wow, you've been the busy one!! These are all so fabulous, Maren! The birthday cupcake card is my fave of the day!!! happy hip hop hugs!

JenMarie said...

WoWzErS!!! LOVE 'em all!!!

Purple Princess said...

Wow! Your cards rock! Love the scallops on the first one!

JessicaK said...

Beautiful set! My first Unity stamp was part of a multi-set order :D, but the first stamps I used from that order were the excellent sentiments from the "Simply Said" set. I've been eyein the birdie set, and would love to win that one though.

ALLY said...

Wowsers Maren! Each one is strikingly beautiful! Love your work!

ALLY said...

My first Unity stamp was a bundle of flourishes... can't even remember what it's called now.

4guysandagirl said...

Love your cards!!


My first stamps were Prince of Peace and Almighty God. I saw a card Chelsea had made with them and fell in love with them. When I first used those stamps I realized I had found what I've been looking. I've been addicted to Unity ever since!!!

Cindy said...

Great Cards! My first Unity order was Floral Fantastical! The envie was so much fun to open cause there were all kinds of goodies tucked in there...almost like Christmas!!!

Shana said...

My first unity stamp i just got YESTERDAY (so excited). I got the "Boom" turtle one. So cute (and I got others too).

karahoward said...

I'm just getting into stamping, so I love all your ideas! I was looking through the Unity Stamp web site, and I love the Fall Festival kit. I know it's not even really spring yet, but can you ever really start thinking about the winter holidays too soon?

marilyn said...

My first unity stamp is the background set of Live, Love, Laugh. Now I am doing the kit of the month. Love your stamps--would love the birdie stamps since I birdwatch! Love birds!!!!! Blog hopping is a lot of fun too!!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! Now this is some amaZING UNITY MOJO! I just look forward everyday to see what creative and inspiring project you have to share with us in blogland.
My first stamp from UNITY was the Giggle Grove and still love it. This is one great stamp set that you are giving away today. I'm going to keep my fingers cross..maybe today will be my lucky day. Thanks for a chance.

Jacqueline said...

These are gorgeous cards Maren!! My first Unity stamp was Wish sticks, I won it at my first Hip Hop ever! Still love it!

Time of my Life... said...

My first Unity stamps were all the lovely singles with the bible verses and sayings on them. I just LOVE them!

BloomingPink said...

My first Unity stamp (like so many others probably) was the Giggle Grove Set of 4 trees.

That was the main reason for venturing onto Unity's Website. But I think my first order brought me about a gizillion other stamps as well.

Thanks!

cster44 said...

This is really fun - just went through all the blogs, and all the creations are SO terrific! My first Unity Stamp...hmmmm...they are all so fabulous, but I am eyeing the August 'Remember happiness' Kit.

silvia said...

Great cards!! Love the reciepts on the 1st card!! The "LOVE is Everything" stamp is sooo cool!

Maynes-Watt-Hayes Family said...

Beautiful cards! Can't wait to join the fun festivities next week! fun! fun! fun! I {heart} Unity!

fitsandstarts said...

Ooh!! I love the Birdie Inspiration set. My first Unity Stamp was Gratitude=Joy. got it just a few weeks ago, and this began my obsession! : )

vmsitterly said...

This is going to be some celebration!! my first Unity stamp was the Quaote Bundle pack a couple of weeks ago and I'll tell ya.....there is going to be MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!!

Happy Birthday Unity!!
Hugs,
Vicky~~

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Fab, Fab, FABulous cards!!! Oh yeah....gotta get that tv single!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Whoops.......forgot to say Butterfly Beauty was my first and I still ADORE it!!!

BonnieRose said...

amazing.. such beautiful cards.. my first kit was GIGGLE GROVE!!! love it... don't have much unity yet, but omg.. after today.... I just might get a bunch more especially with free shipping! hugs

Tonya said...

Fabulous job as always, Maren! Hmm my first set was Unlucky 13.

I adore the Birdie Inspiration set, so versatile.

Have a beautiful day.

Karen said...

Love all your beautiful cards! That cupcake one looks so super delicious right now. lol :)!!
My first stamp from Unity was the set that had the fluffy the owl stamp in it! Love it that whole set, and I have used them lots in layouts and cards!!

Have a great day!
Karen M.

Lindzie said...

I didn't know about Unity stamps until just recently, but I love the April new releases! I would choose any of those to be my first set!

Shannon said...

WOW!! You've been busy!!! All these cards are beautiful! I love all the details you put into them.

Kathy H said...

My first set was Growing in Unity!

jan farnworth said...

super cards. I love all the cheerful springy colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenn said...

Your cards are so fab! LOVE THEM! My first unity stamp was Loves So and So. I won it from the first Hip hop on SCS! I've been addicted ever since!

Rebecca said...

WOW fabulous cards!!! Thank you for always being such a creative inspiration!

Kerry said...

Beautiful cards...love that dream one! My first set was Gratitude=Joy and I still LOVE it!

Robynccgirl said...

Wonderful cards Maren! My first stamp set was Giggle Grove!! I love that set!

Lisa F said...

Beautiful cards! My first stamp set from Unity was the October KOTM - LOVE the KOTM's!

Ashley said...

Gorgeous cards this week Mare Bear! I love them!

My friend Unity order, I got Cupcakes A La Yummy and Tiny Trinity. :)

Sherry Campbell said...

YES I do LOVE that new single! Everyone should have a tv stamp, don't ya think?? Great cards today, Maren! Totally gorgeous- as always!

jmahugger said...

My first purchase was 14 different stamps & sets. Then i ordered the KOTM in January.

Love your cards :}

HapEMomE said...

I totally love these cards. The colors you always use are fantastic!
~Chelsea

austampers stampin room said...

Beutiful cards! Wonderful variation and colors. I love them all! My first Unity stamp was So & So loves which Angela so selflessly sent to me since I had never had a Unity stamp before! I have since bought a couple of sets and want more! more more more! haha.

Diane said...

My first Unity stamps were purchased last month, the set I ordered was Rain and Flowers! I purchased several more with that including 2 of the grab bags and have been hooked ever since! I also just joined the KOM club and am "in love"....am working on some projects with them now! Had fun hip-hopping and your projects are fantastic!

Tink said...

Great Cards!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Maren fabulous cards as usual!

Yaritza said...

Beautiful cards. My first set was Giggle Grove. Still one of my most favorite stamps I own. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Travel & Living said...

my first Unity stamp is March kitsits a fun set to play with and get hook on them

sunghee said...

HI! HOw fun!
my first stamp was the april kit of the month that i got this monday. gorgeous stamps!!! still haven't had the chance to use it yet. =(

Lori A. said...

Awesome blog hop today! Time to paaaaaaaarty!

Audrey said...

Luv your cards and luv the stamps that you used! My first Unity stamp was the February KOM.

Kristen said...

Maren these are awesome!!!!! I love all them!!! I love the pink vintage looking one! You are so talented Maren!

Lorraine said...

My first Unity stamp was purchased last fall and was the single "Blossom" stamp. I love the quotes and sentiments stamps, but the KOM rocks, too!

Erika M. said...

Fabulous cards - my first Unity Stamp - it's hard to remember because I have so many now but I think it was Eco Chic.

scrappypug said...

My first stamp was the march kotm now i am addicted.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love your cards, that yellow paper is fabulous too! I think my first unity stamp was the dream tree... I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I also got giggle grove & the Sept kotm at the same time. Hooked ever since...Unity does that to ya... =)

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you used with all of these cards. The bird singing is so cute! Great ideas!

Shellie Hartsock said...

The March KOM was my first set. I'm pretty new to Unity but I love all the stamps. Thanks for the chance to win this cute bird set.

Becky Carafa said...

My first Unity stamps was Gratitude=Joy. I have accumulated many since then!

Jen said...

Maren, I love your cards and the different bows/ties for your ribbon! My first set was Beach Days and Sun Rays...I enjoy this stamp set so much! The stamps and quality are absolutely wonderful, but it's also the atmosphere or Unity Stamp Co, that keeps me coming back!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, I want to win! my first Unity kit was Giggle Grove and the rest is history. I {{{hear}}} my unity! great works today Maren. love them all.

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Betty aka ZacksNana said...

all your creations are lovely. Do love that 'love is everything' stamp!

BabeCaddy said...

Beautiful work.. Love your cards...

My first stamps I won a few weeks ago. I am going to buy something new today... Not sure which yet...

Scrapycandy said...

I bought the butterflies! And I still love them! Thanks for the "invitation"...I'll be there :)

Candace H said...

Wow, your cards are fantastic! My first Unity stamp was the original Dream Tree, bought on sale at my first HipHop about 8 or 9 months ago! In fact, that's the stamp that brought me to Unity in the first place... I'd been searching for the "perfect" tree stamp and there it was! I've been hooked ever since!

quilter said...

Cute cards and congratulations on having so many published lately. I think I bought the Oct. KOM as my first order, along with the Wait on the Lord stamp, and I've already bought so many that I'm running out of storage places. But---they are all so cute!

Eva said...

Your cards are just gorgeous....I guess my first order was the Unity tree and a few beautiful quotes, but interestingly, the Birdie Inspiration kit is what I have my eye on, so if I would win that, I would be the happiest camper!!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! Eva

RR said...

Really enjoying all the birthday celebration cards.

My first set was Sweet Yummy Cupcakes. I love whipping up a batch of cupcakes with this set.

Martha said...

amazing cards, I love them ;)

whoistracy said...

Yes, I have to say that little TV stamp is just my favorite!! I cannot get enough of it today. Wonderful cards. I bought Birdie Inspiration and haven't inked it up yet.

Tracy said...

Beautiful cards. I absolutely love the new single - and am adding it to my wish list (which is very long...). My very first Unity set was Little Monsters. I ordered it after my first Hip Hop Thursday when I fell in love with Unity after seeing a great basket Jennifer Buck did up with the set...I have since ordered several other stamps after seeing the great inspiration each week and love every one of them!

Tammy said...

My 1st stamp was Good Times! I still LOVE it! :)

Paola said...

You are such a fantastic card creater. I just love all of your designs. It's wonderful to see you being published in such a variety of magazines. Wonderful wonderful work. Have a great day!!

Ravengirl said...

The first stamp that I won was the Good Times set. The first stamp I bought was the Dream Tree single! Oh,how I love that tree! Thanks for the beautiful eye candy today!

Cookie Aguilar said...

wow super cute cards!!! loving your blog as well!!!

Cookie Aguilar said...

Im encouraging our LSS here to get us some unity stamps!!! i love those stamps with trees on it!

Susan said...

I bought several sayings the first time, but my all time favorite is Blossom.....

MrsETaylor said...

My first Unity stamp was the March KOTM, I've signed up and I'm smitten. love all the inspiration you give to us Maren. Thanks again

Pam said...

My first Unity stamp was "My! What a Beautiful Tree!" I saw a card on SCS using it and I had to have it. I now own 150+ Unity stamps and have at least that many more on my wish list!

dclouser said...

My first stamp was sent to me free by Unity before I ever even ordered anything! It was the birdcage one and I love it. Your cards are so inspiring - thanks for sharing!

Tonya said...

My 1st Unity stamp was the magnificently gorgeous Dream Tree!!! Go big or go home, right?? :)

Rona said...

My first Unity stamp order included the Birdie Inspiration Kit!!! I love it!! Last night I made a card for the challenge today that I will post when I get home - that stamped the life is a dream inside the frame JUST like you did on your card today!! (I think yours is cuter but I love these stamps so much that I love my card too!) If my number comes up today I will have a great gift to give one of my stampy friends!!

Joann said...

I JUST rec'd my first unity shipment - today's the day to ink them up! I got: What a beautiful tree, Birthday Chic & the 6 pack Unity essentials - trees, numbers, branches, cupcakes, flowers, owls - oh my!

Vickilyn said...

My first Unity stamp...I'm not sure I remember - it may very well have been the first KOTM that was produced (June I think).

But now I have MANY MANY MORE!!

Love your projects - thanks for the inspiration!

Btrflywmn said...

I love the Confetti Cupcake stamps, cupcakes are my new obsession. Love the cards, thanks for sharing.

Susan W. said...

You do great work, Maren! My first Unity stamp was "My Heart Sings"

Stephanie Niavez said...

It is sooo hard to remember my first set from Unity, but I think it was Giggle Grove. It's one of my faves.

Amber said...

My first Unity was the giggle Grove set. I love Unity!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Regina said...

Hi Maren,
I love your cards. I "officially" discovered Unity during the BIG Blog Hop a couple of weeks ago, and I joined KOTM just in time to receive March. I have Unity love!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow that cup cake looks so good.... I just want to eat it... I love your layout and the botton too!!! hotwheels

Lynne in NI said...

I really like the cupcake and candle stamps, but I'd love to win the birdie set!

Sophie said...

Great cards ! I have got a little something for you on my blog !

Anna Sigga said...

Your cards are amazing!

My first Unity stamp will be the April KOM and I can't wait to play!

Michele L. said...

great cards.
MY favorite unity stamp is actually the candy jars from the aug. KOTM. i love it!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

My very first set was Cuter than Most. And I still adore it! Of course, it has many many new Unity friends to hang out with.
~ky

Cathy said...

The bird stamp is really, really cute!!

Cathy said...

OH yeah...I forgot to answer your question. Sadly, I own NO Unity stamps....but that April kit has really, really got me thinking...and trying to adjust my budget a little :) Those balloon trees are to die for!

FibreJunky said...

My first Unity order was the set of backgrounds that Angela had for sale waaaaaay back on August 12 of last year. I think I got Together Forever and Love is Toxic at the same time. I've been totally addicted ever since.

Cheri Howard said...

My first ever stamp from Unity was the gratitude=joy set, plus the Dream Tree and a few others. I did the Thursday hop a few times and drooled over the Unity store for a while before I made the plunge....and then it was a cannon ball! LOL!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that your cards are gorgeous - I can't even pick a favorite today!

Ramona West said...

How much fUN was thiS! I had the best tIMe. I have never DOne this befORe and was so impreSSed. I saved every site on my favorites so I can go back and saVOr each one! Thank U for doing this. I really hAD a good TIme! Ramona

Suz said...

What cute cards. Awesome inspiration here & all thru the hop.

My first Unity Stamp order contained.... the 8+/- birds, Matt. Bible Verse & Motorcyle stamps (my hubby rides so he wanted me to make cards for his friends)

Chris S. said...

Love your style, Maren! I discovered Unity not too long after its "birth." I honestly don't know what stamps were my first, but Giggle Grove was certainly among the earliest along with Something Within.

Paper doll said...

Very creative to use the receipt paper and scallop the edge. Super cute. My first order from Unity was actually a 3 different sets consisting of the jumbo cupcakes and candles and a set of smaller cupcakes,and several other individual stamps.

Shemaine said...

My first Unity stamps were the Birds of a Feather set! I was So excited wen I got them!

Maureen F said...

Love your work - The cupcake with the ruffles is my favorite. I think I bought about six stamps together for my first purchase along with the lit of the month. THAT IS THE BEST - the KOM. I am soooooo addicted to Unity stamps.

jennifer b said...

i bought my first unity stamp at a scrapbook expo. i have the heart background and the stamp with the row of trees. i loved them so much i had to get them. can't wait to get more!

Julie Campbell said...

Once again, you have outdone yourself, girl!!! I LOVE all of your fun colors and patterns! Makes me smile!

Tammy said...

My first Unity Stamp was the KOTM for Feb of this year. Love, Love the kotm!

Karen said...

Super mojo, Maren!!! Absolute adorable cards ...my fav is the last card...Pink is my fav color. My 1st Unity stamps was the January KOM...love my KOM's.

connie said...

I have enjoyed all the blogs and will be revisiting for inspiration! I have not purchased Unity Stamps yet but I do like the birds and cupcakes. I may have to get the TV one too.

L. Akins said...

My first unity set was January KOM. Your cards are beautiful.

Joni (kix) said...

I couldn't decide on just one, so I got the Gratitude-Joy set. I love the beautiful botanicals!

Mugs said...

Such beautiful cards! I would love to get the Plant a Tree stamp!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I just love your cupcake that adorable ruffled border! Great cards with some great stamps.

terisplace said...

Absolutely fab, Maren. And you inspired me to cave and place a Unity order. Needed that TV stamp. So danggggg cute! :)
Have a great weekend! ---teri