Friday, April 30, 2010

FRIDAY. Flair. Unity. Paper Crafts.

YIPEE!! What a wonderful week. Are you ready for the topper? :)

Well first...let me give you some background.
I am one of the luckiest women around.
I get to work with AMAZING WOMEN. ALL of whom I CALL friends.

These women {and those other women (all you UNITY GALS) & even those Unity boys not pictured} have brought me such joy, inspiration and encouragement. I am SO grateful!

Today I am going to combine my love of Unity & Paper Crafts.
All week long, we have been celebrating Unity's 2nd year anniversary.

Paper Crafts Connection is joining the party. :)
Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to WIN some UNITY!!! :)
I am sure you all love Paper Crafts as much as me. The inspiration is endless.
So grab your Paper Crafts May/June issue and let's get inspired. :)


Take that lovely Thank You Photo card from Deb Rymer on p. 46. WOWZERS. Such a perfect Father's Day card, right? Well I thought so! Here is what it inspired from me....
Stamps: Going Retro

Okay. On to p. 73. Maile Belles took ribbon scraps to a NEW LEVEL. I am in LOVE!! :) Here is my take......

Stamps: Garden Variety

ON to one of my favorite Paper Crafts publications....go grab your Stamp It! Cards.



Flip to page 9. Betsy {ubber talented chica} used some 2-step stamping to add glitter to her image. So easy! Thanks Betsy...this one is FOR you! :)

Stamps: Get Scrappy with Material Girl

Mrs. Witty showed us how to emboss on transparencies. SWEET!!! You can see all the steps on page 13. Thank you, Jess! Here is my take.....

Stamps: Material Girl

Okay. So now that you have checked out your Paper Crafts publications are you ready to ink up some UNITY???? Because I have a challenge for YOU!!! :)

I would LOVE to see what YOU do.
Make a card, layout or project inspired by something in your Paper Crafts publication.
Link it up to HERE OR in the SCS Gallery, using keyword: USCAC5
You have until 10am CST, Friday, May 7th.
Just be sure to add the page & title of the publication you are inspired by and use those Unity stamps. You can use the color combo, sketch or some neat little technique..anything goes! Add a link to your creation below and I will showcase your creation NEXT Friday and you could WIN a PRIZE!!! :)

BUT WAIT....you have a chance to WIN a new release!!
Post a comment below telling me about your favorite Paper Crafts publication and/or Unity kit and have a chance to WIN the new Going Retro kit! :)
Yep..that means you have 2 chances to WIN!!!

Don't forget to check out all the Friends WITH FLAIR inspiration posted over at the Unity blog. :)

157 comments:

jennifer mitten said...

Awesome creations!! I love "Going Retro" and can't wait to get it. It's hard to pick a favorite Unity set since they are all so great! I think I'll go with "LeChic Vintage" because it has so many fabulous stamps and can be used on cards or scrapbook layouts with fantastic results!

Angela said...

Unity makes such fun stuff! I just picked up one of the new Material Girl sets, plus the Garden Variety set...so in my book, that makes them my latest favorites! Thanks for the chance to win - the new set looks awesome! (So do your cards!)

Sue D said...

My fav publication is Stamp It! and my fav Unity kit is Garden Variety--your cloth book sold me on that!

April said...

How awesome! Looks like a great set. ;) My favoite Unity set is called "Something Within" and it's full of amazing Scriptures. I love it!

Thanks for the chance to win!
- April

Jenn Greeley said...

I've just discovered Unity and you know what that means...I have tons of favorites. And as far as PC mag goes....every issue is my favorite.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Your cards are AWESOME Maren! Amazing work! I love the new Material Girl set! What's their not to love about Unity!! :)

Amy said...

OMG! I just love papercrafts magazine and Unity...I would love to win, my favorite set has to be these new releases, especially Material Girl. Thanks for the chance to win Going Retro...your cards are always so awesome!

Elise said...

Your cards are always so cute! I love them! I really enjoy the Material Girl stamp set and every issue of papercraft magazine is my favorite!

StampinCathy said...

All the cards are amazing and super inspiring. I just love all the Paper Craft issues. I just love all the inspires, tips, sketches and seeing the different styles stampers use. What Unity kit on love? All of them!!! I don't know if I have one favorite, cuz they are all so awesome and I want everyone of them. Thanks for the all this inspiring MOJO in a row and a chance at some UNITY goodies.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I absolutely love how Unity have partnered up with Cosmo Cricket to produce the new lines, especially the Material Girl ones. I've got the papers, now I need the stamps too !!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I've never used Unity stamps, but they have caught my eye now that they are available in our Archivers. Guess I should take the plunge! I'm loving my copy of Go-To Sketches for inspiration.

annesatx said...

I haven't used Unity stamps yet, so can't pick a favorite there. And I love all Paper Crafts publications, and make sure I buy each and every one. But I'm especially thrilled whenever there is a new issue of Stamp It! Cards. Thanks!

dahlhousedesigns said...

I just love all my Unity and Ippity kits!!! Haha, hard to just pick one as my fav. I will have to say I love the February 2010 kit of the month the most right now, but who know, May be my favorite next!!!

lisa a.

jo said...

Gorgeous work Maren!!! I still love The Joy of Cardmaking. My favourite Unity set is Hodge Podge!

Debbi said...

My favorite PC publication is always the most recent one! I LOVE every one...they just keep getting better and better!!

Katy said...

Great cards, Maren! My favorite is definitely Stamp It!

Heidi said...

i really love alllll of Unity's sets!!! and as far as PC publications.. I really love the Go-to Sketches! Such a great resource!!

Jillisgram said...

Love all of Unity's sets --- only wish I could afford all of them! I can't wait to get the new Cosmo Cricket sets. And love the Stamp-It Paper Crafts publications!

Donna said...

Amazing cards! I am so inspired so I just may have to get out my paper craft mag and see what i can come up with!

kmassman said...

I'll tell you about my favorite Unity set: I really like Following My Heart. I love that bicycle. And, any set that has trees, leaves are a winner with me! Thanks for a chance to win!

I love the cards you shared here today!

Carolyn King said...

Awesome Maren! U always add the perfect details to your cards.

I cannot even begin to pick a fav Unity stamp but I have to say that Card Creations is one of my most fav Paper Crafts publications....also love Stamp It!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love all the Paper Crafts issues. Really I like any scrapbooking or card magazine I can get my hands on. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

Picking a fav Unity kit would be almost impossible. I haven't ever had one I didn't love! Paper craft mags are tough to choose too - I do like the new Go-to Sketches. So many great ideas!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock Miss Maren!! What great inspiration!!

Kris and Jo said...

Love the new Cosmo Cricket stampsets by Unity. They look absolutely divine!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! This is awesome. I'm excited about all the new releases and my favorite Papercrafts publication has to be the Go To Sketches. I've looked at it 50 times already!

Belinda said...

Wow, love the Go To Sketches pub and the Stamp It pub! Love seeing how you get inspired by others -- especially that father's day card! :) THanks for the chance!

Mary said...

I really like the "Stamp It" issues, but I have to say "Go To Sketches" is quickly becoming a favorite too. It's a wonderful publication with so many interesting sketch interpretations. Very inspiring!

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm lovin' the latest Paper Crafts mag because so many of the cards appeal to my need for quick and easy. They reinforce that simple can also be beautiful! So inspiring...Take p. 25 "Take a Load Off" for example: great color combos, using a patterned paper image and twine for texture. Wow.

Debby/Darthy said...

First off, your projects are all so amazing! What a busy girl you've been. I really love both of those magazines so I can't play favourites with just one. LOL My favourite new unity set is Material Girl. Thanks for the op.

Suzuki said...

Love the whimsical look to alot of the Unity stamp sets and the Going Retro is a must have!!! Thanks for all the fun ideas!

rudie2shoes said...

How can I choose just one Paper Crafts publication. I love them all. They are all so useful & gets my mojo going with all these brilliant designer's cards. Love them!

BonnieRose said...

I love the publication called 365 CARDS by Papercrafts.. love that book.. so much inspiration in there... my fave Unity kit?oh my hard to choose.. so many.. but one I love love lately is FLOWERS GALORE.. so many possibilities!

Mary (Happy Now) said...

My VERY first publication was in Stamp It! Cards this year... DEFINITELY a fave! :) Thanks!

NoraAnne said...

I am a PaperCrafts ADDICT, it is so hard to pick one favorite, every time my subscription comes in the mail, that is my NEW favorite-LOL!
and Unity, I feel the same way, how to pick just one?!?! I guess I would have to say Giggle Grove :)

Gwen said...

A favorite Unity set? Is it possible to narrow it down to even....5?! I love the new paperdoll set, don't have it...yet! Of the ones I have, I am really using Inside & Out a lot as they go with all my favorite images!

Anonymous said...

Great cards! Well, all the Papercrafts issues are great, but my favorite would have to be the March/April issue, since I have my first-ever card published in that one! :)

Rachel Schumacher

Glenda Giguere said...

My favorite publication is the Go To Sketches. I love reading about how the Go To Gals approach their projects and the sketches are great. My favorite Unity stamp set in called "Lighting the Way."

Jenn said...

I am going to try to play along with you!

I subscribe to Papercrafts and of course love it and Unity. Unity's favorite stamp set...that's tough. I wish I could be a scrapbook kit member!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love Paper Crafts Gourmet! Paper crafting combined with food? YUM!

I also love Le Chic Vintage. It was my first MAJOR purchase, and I love it! It's the set I reach for all of the time!

Going Retro? LOVE IT! I have a thing for lava lamps, and I have a small collection. If I spot one at a garage sale, I HAVE TO buy it! :)

Jess said...

These are some amazing cards! Love all the inspiration. My favorite issue is the recent go-to sketches bc sketches are my fave!

Helen F. said...

I am so loving the new sets of Unity shown over at PCC today...Following my Heart and Everyday Adorable.
I read each issue of Paper Crafts Magazine cover to cover and refer back to them all the time, so I guess my subscription is my favorite. I do love Card Creations-Vol 1 also~it's pages are pretty well worn :)

Lesley said...

Great cards xx

Jen said...

I can't put down the 'Go To Sketches' publication...so much inspiration and if I could list your blog as a publication it would be a favorite too! Unity sets...you really think that I could pick my favorite...there isn't enough room on this comments section...*wink*...I love ALL of my Unity sets...that's the best I can do! Thanks for the chance Maren and have a FABulous weekend!

Callie said...

LOVE them all! My favorite thing about PC is the constant inspiration. I never pick one up without finding something that inspires me to run to my desk and create! :)

Carisa said...

i love getting the magazine b/c it's full of inspiration and really gets my mojo flowing. it's amazing to see all the different projects that everyone creats. i have to admit,after reading your blog i'm heading out to try to find the stamp it publication tho! LOL thanks for enabling me! haha

Dale Anne Potter said...

Always LOVE all the creative ideas in the Paper Crafts magazine...

Cari D. Cruse said...

I just love the Paper Crafts Gourmet publication - paper crafting and yummy food recipes ... both favorites of mine! :D

Karen Lee said...

Love the new Go-To Sketches, but then all the publications are great! I don't have a favorite stamp set, there are so many cute ones, interesting ones, inspirational ones! Love them all!!!

Karen Lee said...

Love the new Go-To Sketches, but then all the publications are great! I don't have a favorite stamp set, there are so many cute ones, interesting ones, inspirational ones! Love them all!!!

Karen Lee said...

Love the new Go-To Sketches, but then all the publications are great! I don't have a favorite stamp set, there are so many cute ones, interesting ones, inspirational ones! Love them all!!!

CoreyW said...

I only have one unity kit - and want lots more - but at the top of my list right now is Garden Variety! I love that paper set from Cosmo so I have got to have the matching stamps!!!!!

Krista said...

I will put in a vote for the go-to-sketches too! Love it, because it is great to have sketches to get my mojo going when I'm feeling not very creative

Angela Fehr said...

I love the new Material Girl set with the paper dolls! And I am watching the stores like a hawk for the new Sketchy issue of Papercrafts mag!

lillianchild said...

My favorite paper crafts publication has to be the Gourmet book filled with fab recipes AND papercrafts - my two passions!

Miriam Daniels said...

I love the "Everyday Adorable" set. The tricycle is so much FUN!

Kim Ross said...

I think Insightful Meadows is such a beautiful stamp set. Happy Birthday to Unity & thanks for the chance to win! :)

Rona said...

I l♥ve the Paper Crafts Sketch book!! and I'm not gonna lie this sounds like I am totally sucking up but I love new release Garden Variety because of your AMAZING cloth book!! I really really want to learn how to make that!!! TUTORIAL PLEASE!!!!! Happy Friday!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--thanks for the chance to win! I'm not sure if I should post my answers in separate comments...so I'm putting them in one:)

1: FAV UNITY:: Are you kidding? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Unity everything! I do love getting the kids each month and I love the store/scrapbooking kits...but I use my Ledger stamp the most! Love it:)

2. FAV MAG:: I love Stamp IT--although, I really like reading the monthly mags from PC....so much inspiration (I see you in there LOTS!! And you know how much I LOVE your stuff!)...one day, I might send something in to see if I can get published:)

Love it all:) YOU ROCK!

Marcy H. said...

I love all Unity Sets!! Paper Crafts Publications are great also such inspiration & reasonably priced!! Time for home delivery of Paper Crafts I think!!

Maren--I just love all your work! You have amazing talent!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love PC!! Didn't get the sketch mag but look forward to the holiday issue every year! I'm brand new to Unity and only have one set (Soirees and Such) but am so impressed with the quality that I'm afraid I'm going to spend a bundle this weekend! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ngan R. said...

I love Unity stamps! One of my favs from Unity is actually Following my Heart which is being featured on PaperCrafts today. Thanks for a chance to win.

Branch Out Designs said...

I have been receiving Paper Crafts since 2005, and the Spring Issue of March has totally been favorite so far in all the years that I have received the magazine. I am so obsessed with the Tree cards!!! Whenever I get this magazine in the mail, I devour it and take it everywhere with me.

Alicia said...

So hard to choose just one! I have to say, I am in love with the Go-To Sketches. Very inspiring and full of ideas!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I got my card done! Fun challenge!

Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1691522

Melissa S said...

I'm a big fan of Paper Crafts Go to Sketches! Who would love that magazine. I don't have any Unity stamps yet but I'm going to have to start a wish list.!!!

liannallama said...

such cute cards today! Love what you did with the ribbon!

calamity jane said...

Every issue of Paper Crafts magazine has something to love!! My favorite issues are the special "Card" ones..like "Holiday Cards" and now the "Go-to-Gals Sketches" issue! Thanks btw!! I hve yet to use/own Unity Stamps, so I'd love to win a set of these!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Maren! Incredible creations! You are so talented! I love your style! You always use the Unity stamps so creatively! My favourite new Unity kit is Material Girl and my favourite Paper Crafts publication would have to be the new Go To Sketches! This magazine sits on my craft table and is used so much! Have a wonderful weekend!

Fiorella said...

All Unity sets are fabulous! but I can't say anything about magazines...we don't have in Italy!!

Jessica said...

I just love all your cards for today!!! so fun! My favorite paper crafts publication right now is Go To Sketches! It is so awesome!!!! Love the material girl set from unity too!

Bev said...

It seams that every month's kit is better than the last! I love Unity kits!! :)

Deerrun said...

Oooh, love the acrylic card, such a cool effect, and the Material Girl products are amazing. The new Material Girl dolly and dresses stamps are just so cute. My favorite Paper Crafts publication is either Stamp It cards or Quick and Easy cards, probably because my favorite thing to make is quick and easy stamped cards. :)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

super collection as usual! Love the variety.. my new fave kit is the March KOTM although that changes all the tiime!

Leah said...

Right now I'm loving the go to sketches from paper crafts...amazing if you all don't have it yet. You need to pick it up..for Unity kits...I don't know how do you choose...I'm all about anything with trees, birds, or little animals! thanks for the great opportunity to win!

Scrapbookdoll said...

for this moment my favorite unity set is the garden variety...

bzyPTmom said...

I haven't used any Unity stamps yet--but would certainly love to try! My fav latest issue is the Go to Sketches for cards--it's amazing! I've shown a couple of friends and both had to go out and purchase it!

Scrapycandy said...

I love the most recent magazine because of the butterflies. I just am so into butterflies these days. Thanks for thinking of us!

jen said...

I would LOVE to try unity stamps!!!! Of course I adore every pc pub that comes out, but my FAVE is the one scheduled to be released May 11th...*wink*

thestampinglady said...

My favorite publication is Stamp IT! And the new Go To Sketches is a real close second--well maybe it is a tie. I have not been able to try Unity sets yet but admire the ones I have seen on line. They have such a nice variety of ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ravengirl said...

Not that I have a lot of Paper Craft publications (it's a new addiction for me), but I love my copy of Go To Sketches!!!

{jennie} said...

Great challenge! I've added it to my challenge to do list!
My favorite Paper Crafts publication is the recent Go To Sketches release. I loved seeing the different takes on each sketch and the possibilities with all of them. So fun!

Becky Thomas said...

Two of my favorite things-Unity stamps and Paper crafts magazine. I read my mags until they are dogeared--always flipping through!
Thanks to both!

Laural-Lee said...

My all time fave Papercrafts publication was cards, gifts, & more: Paper crafting 3 ways (July 2008). Yes I still have it but that's because it's filled with trios of projects that show how embellishments or techniques can add to a card!!! Awesome idea and I'm still loving it!

I haven't used Unity stamps yet but I'd love the chance to try them out especially now that they are partnering with Cosmo Cricket. One of my faves.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love the 'Following My Heart' set! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and have a GREAT and creative Nat'l Scrappy Day!

smahrty said...

what a great week of unity surprises! Thanks for sharing Maren, as always love your creations.

Julia said...

I'm a repeat subscriber to Paper Crafts Magazine, and I love the Stamp It Cards issues. I have never used any of the Unity stamps, but they look yummy. So excited that they have partnered up with Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for a chance to win!

Helen L. said...

my favorite so far is the latest Stamp It! It made me go and look up (and buy)the Go To Sketches and the last two Papercrafts magazines!! You guys do a fabuleous job on all your magazines: I'm a fan now:)
And the Unity stamps are fab! I've been looking for them, but haven't found any locally, so I may have to resort to web ordering. I'd love to try them though!!

Melisa Hunter said...

I've been eyeing the Unity stamps for quite some time now and I love their different styles. I can't wait to take the plunge. All Papercrafts magazines are just oozing with inspiration and so fun to look through!

JPALM3746 said...

My favorite PaperCrafts publication is the PaperCrafts magazine. I used to get a subscription through my child's school fundraiser but they don't offer it anymore! Have to get it on my own now.

JPScraps said...

Love your card. The new releases are so fun!

Lori said...

I love Paper Crafts for all the cool projects! And right now I am loving you+me=happy from Unity - I know it isn't new, but it has found its way onto several of my recent projects. :o)

Karen said...

My all time favorite Unity set is Tiny Giggle Grove. Just looking at it makes me smile. It will always be in my top ten.

lynn said...

gorgeous cards, maren!-my fav papercrafts is go to sketches, and unity, wow, i guess it would be "believe in fairytales"-because i've used it so much:)

thanks for the chances-and for sharing my card today on unity:)

Monika Reeck said...

Very Gorgeous cards Maren...I love every pages from Papercrafts..and I love the Unity kit the one with bicycle and camera it is a fun set and much things inside to making a nice card...thanks for a chance to win Maren..hugs, Monika

Jamie said...

well I don't have any Unity stamps yet but I do love Papercrafts mag. I just got the Go to Sketches and love it!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Fabulous creations, Maren! I love every issue of Paper Crafts, but I especially LOVE Stamp It!

PamS said...

I don't have any Unity stamps as of yet, although yesterday I ordered Material Girl and Garden Variety. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can play.

DeniseB said...

Just got my Go-To Sketches, and I am loving it! I can have all weekend to look it over and celebrate NSD weekend in style!
DeniseB

Ida P. Krause said...

I love all the Paper Craft magazines but lately I've been really enjoyinthe Go To Sketches issue.

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing your creations, love them! My new favorite publication is the Go To Sketches Issue, it is sooooo useful, what a great resource! I love, love, love Unity! My new fav is the Unity Cosmo Cricket Material Girl set- Cute!!!!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

catnap said...

Hard to choose, but I think my favorite pub is Go To Sketches. It gets me going when I'm feeling clueless.

Janis said...

Every Paper Crafts magazine is my favourite! I go through the magazine as soon as I get it and mark which projects give me the most inspiration. The magazine usually ends up with a lot of little notes attached to it.

Chris S. said...

I love "A Card A Day." There are so many pages marked with a post-it, I might as well have marked them all! My favorite Unity set changes often but I have to say that I pull out Gratitude = Joy most often for images and Birdie Inspiration for sentiments. P.S. I was to excited to see your ribbon card without a bow!!!!!!

cards4ever said...

I love all of PC magazines. I keep coming back to them to find some inspiration.

Karen L said...

Wow, I just love the transparency card! Have got to try this technique!

Jennifer Roach said...

Fantastic cards! I love ALL Paper Crafts mags but the Stamp It! are my favs.

As for Unity, I just subscribed to their kits and I can't wait to get more!!

gtussing said...

I love the Unity kit "Right Where You Should Be." Of course, that's one of many.........

Chloe said...

Stamp It! is my fave Paper Crafts pub and my fave Unity stamp set is the new Garden Variety set... just wanna squeeze the tomato stamp!!!

Sandra said...

there are so many Unity Kits I love - Love Bug is my latest desire!
Sandra

Jennipher said...

Aw, Maren such fabulous inspiration! My favorite Paper Crafts publication is "The Joy of Card Making" which I just purchased last week at my local bookstore. My favorite Unity set is "Something Within" because I love all the scriptures in it.

Carrie said...

Ooh that's hard to pick a favorite but I think that I'm going to have to say Cuter than Most is my favorite Unity Kit!! I also love Stamp It magazine! Lots of great eye candy in there.

Kissin' Krafts said...

I have just come across Unity stamps and fell in love! The new Material Girl sets are adorable!

paintedlady89 said...

I love Paper Crafts and the ideas presented are great and offer alot of inpiration! I have just received my second monthly kit and I'm loving it. The stamp I own and use the most.....The sock monkey. It's so cute and fun!
Gigi

Wendy said...

I am just loving the Get Sketchy mag. I wish there were more stamping hours in my day just so I could play with more of the awesome sketches in there! Such a long to do list since it came out!

Summer Braxton said...

I enjoyed the from start to finish Cards issue, and I'm currently studying each page of Go-To Sketches..... my faves.

Brenda Weaver said...

I love the Paper Crafts go to sketches issue.

BearTreeCreek said...

Got to leave a shout out for Go to Sketches. There is always something to use when I need a new idea for a card. Fantastic magazine!

Kim M said...

I love the new Unity set that features the Cosmo Cricket lines, they are so stinkin adorable!!!

Sew-Ink said...

My favorite Paper Crafts publication is Go To Sketches! Love that Thank You Photo card from Deb Rymer. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shelley said...

Paper Crafts is my favorite magazine! I'm loving getting it in the mail!

julie m said...

i like Card Creations: Start to Finish, Volume 2, the best because it includes so many great ideas for the insides of cards. but i generally like all of the paper crafts pubs.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Fabulous cards! Love the acetate one. I am big fan of all of the Papercrafts publications & Unity!!! My favorite publication would be Stamp it or Card Creations, I am thrilled to flip through my PaperCrafts mag every single month. My favorite Unity kit changes all the time...I love them all equally, cant pick :) The kits of the month are the best!

Emily said...

Hmmmm... my favorite set I think is Something Within. Thanks for the chance to win!

Vianna said...

Right now I'm loving Thinking About The Good Times ... but tomorrow it may be a different set. Unity rocks, and YOUR cards, Maren, are truly inspiring!

Nancy said...

I haven't worked with Unity, so am unable to name a favorite there. Go-to Sketches is definitely my favorite Paper Crafts publication.

Diane S. said...

I love Unity's KOM I can't pick my fave cause they are all my faves!! And I love Paper crafts mag and their special issues rock!!

Amy said...

Visiting via PC...I love every PaperCrafts - they always inspire me in different ways!
The stamp sets are great - thanks for the chance to win.
the.k.krew(at)gmail(dot)com

craftymom205 said...

Love the Stamp it Mag. Also love Paper Crafts monthly mag. Great stuff in them.

Charmaine said...

Love all the PC magazines that I receive...I always wait until I have time to truly enjoy it before I break it open! Then I savor every page.

Charmaine

veronica said...

i love the latest edition(may/june) of the mag, it has so many ideas that i want to try. for example: P 54, the rolled flowers using fabric.

and i would love to win a unity set, as i don't have any of their stamps yet.
thanks so much.

Noor Nahdi said...

love the material girl set...

Jennifer Hansen said...

Their Xmas issues are always my favorites

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Ohhh, I love Paper Crafts and I love Unity! I can't pick favorites! That's impossible! The Stamp It issue is FABBY. And the new Cosmo/Unity stamps are amazing! But I still can't pick favorites!

Anonymous said...

Paper craft mag is my favorite

Carol said...

All the publications are my favorites! When I saw the Celebrate Circles Card by Ashley Newell (Page 90 Paper Crafts Magazine January/February 2010) I knew I had to make a card inspired by it! Here's my take:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PirQWpabCrQ/S8umksnpxYI/AAAAAAAAALw/kKa4fMoFyts/s1600/IMG_7401.JPG

Thanks for all the great inspiration!
Carol B

Lilly said...

I love Paper Craft mag and the Something to Say stamp set.
Those cards are gorgeous!
Thanks for the chance.

Ravengirl said...
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Ravengirl said...

Sorry about the deleted comment. I just couldn't get my link right! Let's try again, here is my card I made based on Kim Kesti's sketch on page 98 of Go To Sketches.

Christine said...

Wow, all of those cards are amazing!!! I don't know how to pick just one Paper Crafts publication as my favorite because they all are. I guess right now I am really loving the Go to Sketches because I love all of fun new out of the box sketches that are in there. I only keep my favorite books near my desk and I will tell you right now there are 6 of them and I use them all the time. Thanks for the giveaway! I plan on joining your challenge!
xoxo, Christine

Winter said...

My favorite PaperCrafts mag is the March/ April 2010 issue, because it has my first published cards in it! :)

charli said...

Loving the Garden Varieyt--cutest little veggies and animals ever!

StampinCathy said...

Here's my card for the challenge.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1693482?nocache=1

Thanks for letting me play along.

Diane S. said...

Love your creations!! I am loving all the new papers!!

BonnieRose said...

Here's mine fr p 133 from A CARD A DAY.. this was so fun!
http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com/2010/05/monday-ippity-blog-hop-and-uscac5.html

Christine said...

I had so much fun with your sketch. Yes, I picked one of yours. :) Thanks for the inspiration.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1693300?&cat=500&ppuser=213795
xoxo, Christine

Jennine Chambers said...

Hi Maren... I used one of your very own creations as my inspiration! It is on p29 of Vol.2 Card Creations Start to Finish. I love your work! You can find my card on my blog!

http://cravencreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/happy-anniverary-unity.html

Deb Rymer said...

What a surprise to see that YOU were inspired by one of my cards! Thanks for the kind words, Maren.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Here's a card I made for this challenge.
http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/mare-bears-challenge.html

Stephanie Zito said...

This was so much fun Maren! I used the sketch from page 94 of Paper Crafts Go To Sketches. You can find my card here.

Mtgchic said...

My fave publication is Stamp It! Cards. I always tell myself I'm going to be good and not get this issue, and then two days later I have to run to the bookstore to pick it up!

And here is my card, inspired by Cards Creations Start to Finish pg 32:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1695536?&cat=19469

Carrie said...

My favorite publication has to be the new go to sketch magazine. It has so many amazing sketches and projects. I just can't wait to make them all. My favorite Unity has to be the KOM because I love all the variety you get for just one price.

I started from the beginning and was inspired by pg. 9 Teri's go to sketch from the go to sketches book.

Here is my card!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1695977?&cat=500&ppuser=192552

Stephanie Zito said...

For some weird reason my card got deleted from Splitcoast so I'm posting again:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1696411?&cat=500&ppuser=228654

I used the Sketch from page 94 of Paper Craft's Go To Sketches!

Michelle said...

I'm not sure what my favorite publication is, but the Go to Sketches I've seen online have me intrigued! I love all the Unity stamps I have but my favorite set has to be the ippity set Moonbeam and heartstrings!

Jen said...

This was fun Maren! Here's mine: http://jenscupofcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/dad.html

I was inspired by the sketch and color scheme at Paper Crafts May/June 2010, page 27 on right hand side.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Michelle said...

Here is my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1696529?&cat=500&ppuser=233992
Used the Go to Sketch Challenge from home page of Paper Crafts Connection. Had fun with this challenge. THANKS!!

SueB said...

I didn't have time to post a card for the challenge, but can tell you that PaperCrafts' mag is my fav stamping publication!