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Jun 10, 2010

Unity + Samantha Walker + Blog Candy = SWEETNESS!

Unity is introducing a new artist today!  Samantha Walker is actually well known in the scrapbooking world... but has teamed up with Unity to create some amazing new stamp kits that I'm super excited about!  There are four kits being released today - which you can find out more about on the Unity Blog & the Paper Crafts Connection Blog as well.  How awesome is that!?!

These kits will be for sale on the Unity Website - Discounted 25% this THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY.  (They will be for sale on the Unity website for $21.75 each.)  Kit of the Month members will get ANOTHER 25% off this sale price.

The stamp set that I got to use is called Butterfly Garden.  I was doing a happy dance when I opened my Unity package and found this kit inside.  Shhh!  Don't tell anyone, but this is my favorite kit of all the new releases.  This set is elegant and cute all in one... and is packed with design possibilities!  It's really gorgeous!  Want to see what I made tonight?
I heat embossed the main image onto this yummy Gravel cardstock from the Paper Source.  Then... I went back with my Versamark pen and darkened sections of the intricate image.  I stamped the butterfly a second time with orange ink and popped it off of my card.  To tie my card colors together, I colored some Kaiser pearls with Copics and added them to some of the flower centers.

I really loved the sentiment that's included in the kit.  I seem to send 'Thank You' cards more than anything else & the font is so cool!

So... for those of you who would like to win a FREE Unity set - here's the scoop!  You can win the groovy set Love Bug by commenting on my blog today!  If you follow my blog (either by subscription or by clicking on the 'followers' link on the side bar), feel free to leave a second comment letting me know!  You'll get an additional chance of winning!  :)  Make sure to check out the other designers' blogs and the Splitcoast forum for more chances to win some cool stamps!

Make sure to Hop on over to Jen Erickson's blog to see what she's designed today!

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90 comments :

  1. Ooohhh, love the white embossing, so pretty! I do follow your blog and love seeing what you come up with. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I'm already a follower of your blog!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  3. Your card is absolutely beautiful.... I love how the orange butterfly pops!!!

    I would absolutely love to win the Love Bug set!!

    Thanks so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  4. What a fun Thursday hip hop for Unity! I love these new stamps and I think Butterfly Garden might be my favorite also! Your card is awesome!

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  5. This is so gorgeous love how you embossed the image!!!

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  6. love how this turned out!!! simply gorgeous.

    lisa a.

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  7. Oh and of course I subscribe to your blog! I crave updates from you!

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  8. Well I love how you darkend some sections of that image with versamark Julie...makes it pop. And that gigham ribbon is AWESOME!

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  9. Ooohhhhh, I LOVE what I see so far. Definitely *need* to get that set ;)

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  10. What a fantastic card!! I just love the bright orange accents :)

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  11. Love how you used the doily! Beautiful! I visit your site daily to see what you've been creating!

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  12. WOW! This is one stunning card. I just love how you did the background and that butterfly is beautiful.

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  13. Oh and of course I follow your blog :)

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  14. Your card is so awesome! Love the embossing- sometimes I forget about doing that! Super adorable of course :)

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  15. Gorgeous card - I love it and I am following your blog already, think:-)

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  16. I am a follower to your blog, love visiting for inspiration!! Thanks for the chance to win~~

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  17. Fabulous Card!! love visiting your blog, you have some amazing talent!!

    Thanks for the chance to win the Groovy Love Bug set!! Love Unity!!

    Enjoy your day!

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  18. Love how the white embossing makes this great image pop right off the paper! Love it!

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  19. I love the embossing! Awesome :)

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  20. Oh so beautiful! Looks like pretty lace! Nice job!

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  21. And of course I follow your blog!

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  22. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!

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  23. I am a devoted follower Julie!!

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  24. Awesome card. love the embossing on this stamp.. looks like lace.. in the white. I love the font in this as well.

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  25. wow- this is soo pretty!! I love the soft colors you used!!

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  26. I subscribed via email because I am really bad about checking my Google Reader. :o

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  27. This card is FABULOUS!!! Love the embossing & would have never thought to versamark to get the darker spots. As I've said before, I don't dig butterflies but I do LOVE your card!! The butterfly isn't totally scary the way you used it!!!

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  28. Looks like I'm new follower 300!!

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  29. NOW I GOTTA HAVE THIS SET TOO!!!!

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  30. Soooo fabulous! That ribbon is a MUST have! Need it now! Like maybe even yesterday! LOL...Love this card and your colors! Fab!

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  31. This is gorgeous and I have never thought to color in part of an image with my VersaMark pen!! I use it for embossing but NEVER thought of that! I love this set and I can't wait to play!

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  32. I absolutely LOVE the way the flower circle looks white embossed. It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  33. Julie, this is such a gorgeous card...love the white embossing!!!

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  34. OOOhhh la la Julie...I adore what you did on your card!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  35. This is gorgeous! Love the popped up butterflies and hints of color you added.

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  36. Beautiful card Julie! I already knew I wanted that set, but thanks for the additional inspiration. I was coming to your blog daily for eye candy, but now I'm a follower so I won't miss anything :)

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  37. I'm also a follower. Love all your cards!!

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  38. Fabulous card, Julie!!! I'm really loving this butterfly set, it's gorgeous!
    Wondering if you could tell me what green copic color that is that you used on your pearls. I need a kiwi green, so that would be perfect!

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  39. I love the look of the embossed doily. Simple and beautiful!

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  40. Love the embossing and the popped butterfly!

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  41. LOVE your card - wonderful techniques!

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  42. Love the way you handled this set! The white embossing is an even better effect than seeing this stamp in black!

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  43. LOVE this! It is excellent! This is my favorite so far!

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  44. what a fab way to use the circle stamp!!

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  45. I love what you did with your card. The blogs show so many different takes using the stamps. I need that inspiration.

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  46. Loved your card. The Love Bug stamp set is one I need (since we still call my 30 year old daughter "Bug") Thanks for the chance to win. I subscribe to your blog and love it.

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  47. Oh, Julie! That card is DIVINE!

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  48. Your idea to emboss the image with white is brilliant! I love how you detailed with the versamark pen also!

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  49. Oh Julie, that is GORGEOUS. Absolutely stunning!

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  50. I love that focal image and what you did with it! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  51. Beautiful...thanks for a chance to win some new toys!

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  52. I am now a follower of your blog! Thx for another chance to win!

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  53. What a pretty card, love those little pops of colour! And the new butterfly set is sooooo gorgeous!

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  54. You are a blog candy pusher! Look at you and all these awesome give aways! You are right, this set is really great and I like the fact that you used your versapen to give it some depth in design!

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  55. Wow, fantastic card! Love the white embossing of that stamp! :)

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  56. Second comment for being a subscriber!

    Charmaine

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  57. Very cute card! Love how you highlighted some areas with your Versamark Pen.

    Charmaine

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  58. Beautiful card.
    i love what you did with the stamped image.

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  59. Beautiful card! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  60. Oooh, such a pretty card! These are some of my favorite colors too. Orange made it's way into my psyche lately for some wierd reason. and my craft room is that green. Gorgeous!

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  61. Long-time subscriber; love reading your blog every night! :D

    Thanks again for the chance to win!!

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  62. Oh my; I cannot believe the way the Versamark pen added the shading; so unbelievable. Love the bright butterfly - really pops; such a beautiful card!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  63. love your card! I signed up to follow your blog!

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  64. I just love the new set with the owls--they are my favorite!

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  65. I have always just had your blog bookmarked until today. I am now an official FOLLOWER! Wow, that almost sounds kinda illegeal:)

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  66. I just bought this kit. I love the card you've made with it and am now even more excited for it to arrive. Also an email subscriber!

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  67. I love that card! The image is so very nice but I really love the ribbon. Very nice!

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  68. and...I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  69. wow embossing that in white..just makes this card..simply perfect!!!

    These new sets are soooooooooooo cool!!

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  70. I am officially your follower..as well

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  71. That was heat embossing? I could swear it was a doily or laser cut, it is so clear and strong. Wow! Fantastic.

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  72. since I don't seem to get your post til one day later I guess I am late. I will comment though, this card is awesome Julie. The embossed stamping looks very real and gorgeous. No wonder it is a favorite. Love it!

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  73. And I have been a follower for probably a year now. Love your blog Julie

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  74. Wow, love the card and the stamp set. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  75. Wow! Amazing and beautiful card Julie! Love how you've used this set! I'm already a follower of your blog! Have a wonderful day!

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  76. WOW!!!! That card is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the embossing...it makes the whole thing look amazing!!!

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  77. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Can I just say popping over here is like a little ray of sunshine:) You've created such a happy web page. It's just adorable.

    I have to admit. I'm the world's worst stamper. Just never learned how to do it right I guess. That butterfly kit you got was sooo cute. The card turned out wonderful!

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  78. The Butterfly Garden is a gorgeous set and I love the card you made with it. All your attention to detail amazes me, on top of the overall layout. Great card.

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  79. They are beautiful stamps I love butterflys

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