Thursday, December 17, 2009

Growing in Unity - Day 4

Woops I hit publish some how on this new web-book - I haven't gotten the hang of things yet.... so if you get the email version it's incomplete.

Well I've always heard that the 3rd day after an accident or surgery is the worst - I sure felt it on Wed & was lucky to be walking (the bruise that showed up on my back is over a foot long - yikes).  So I'm posting some of my favorite projects and how I store my growing collection of Unity Stamps

I store the Kit of the Months (that arrive as sheets of rubber to punch out) keeping them together.  I've thought about breaking them apart by type & as my stash gets bigger I may evolve to that.  But for now the cheapest way I've come up with is buying a package of those clear plastic report covers with slider bar that I used in school (oh so many years ago).  I take one of the clear pages & put a piece of cardboard between with some adhesive.  Then I add my stamps.  To make it sturdier I insert this into the heavier plastic report covers that I use like a file.  I've tried several different kinds & found the Avery ones from Krogers to be the best & cheapest at less than a dollar.




These "files" are stored in a basket & I can thumb thru them quickly.



The sets of stamps are packaged in these cute kraft envelopes.  I cut one of those clear plastic report covers in half & adhere a piece of cardboard between for sturdyness.  I've also found acrylic sheets or shrinky-dink sheets work better but are more expensive.  I then adhere the stamps & slide them back in original envelopes.  I also keep them in a long narrow basket (this one was one of 3 in a set at Walgreens)







Fianlly the wood mount stamps are hung on a repurposed cd rack with binder rings.



As money permits I hope to change to the storage cases Unity sells... but for now this works.

I really am sorry I wasn't able to scrap today.... here's my favorite stamp in action on a layout.

I love Unity journaling stamps they are huge & the designs add a lot of flair to any project.  Giving plenty of space to write while adding interest.  Check all the great designs here in the store.



Stamps used:  US-225W Fact of Love


I love Unity Stamps for making cards - this quilted look one is one of my best sellers....





Another favorite - Love their quotes


Finally I thought I would share some news that tickled me to death.... I was published in the December issue of Scrapbook Trends (first time in paper print) - There's some Unity on this layout.... bottom left corner I used several stamps to spell out "friends for life" (sorry didn't have the original back yet from ST to take a photo of the stamping)


If you haven't already entered - leave a comment for the blog anniversary giveaways here.  Thanks for the great response & helping me celebrate!  If I get 100 followers I have another prize package valued at over $50 to giveaway so that will be 7 winners instead of 6 so spread the word... each time you do you can leave another comment....

Thanks for visiting & I promise to have some new work up for day 5.    See you Friday for Friends with Flair - Unity customer blog hop.

13 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful creations!

stampjourney said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks also for sharing your storage solutions! I'm always trying to find better ways to organize my supplies.

Jingle said...

These are such cute projects! I just LOVE your puppy layout with your adorable puppy pics!

laterg8r said...

beautiful projects :D

hope you are feeling better soon :D

Stephanie said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful creations! I sooo love your layouts and scrapping style! Congrats on your publication!

2 Worlds said...

Congrats Suz

Pamela said...

Everything is fabulous! :)

Gwen said...

Enjoyed seeing your storage solutions and your pages. Congrats on being published!

Jennine Chambers said...

Amazing work and thanks for your storage suggestions. I'm always trying to find the perfect way!

FibreJunky said...

Congratulations!!! I'd be pretty well tickled, too.

ellen s. said...

wonderful projects!

Bogner's said...

Wow Suz, thanks for showing how you store your Unity. It is always great to get new ideas. I used to have one of those CD racks... kicking self for getting rid of it! Love your creations today. Great colors!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful work!