Monday, April 27, 2009

Christmas in April (time to PARTY!)

Are you ready to seriously PARTY with me this week?????
It's Unity's birthday. . .and it's MY birthday too!!! Unity Stamp Company turns ONE on May 1st, and we are celebrating all week long in the SCS forum. . .challenges, giveaways, and games galore! My birthday is on Wednesday, so I am especially ready to PARTY this week!
In honor of all the birthday festivities, I have FIVE. . .yes FIVE, little packages of Unity stamps to share with FIVE of you! Just leave a comment here on this post, and on Saturday I will pick some names and share some stampy LOVE!

In your comment, I have TWO questions for you (just because I am nosy.) 1.) Do you own any Unity Stamps? (Don't be afraid to admit it if you don't!) 2.)Are you a member of Unity's monthly kit club? At least one of my packages is going to go to one of you who DO NOT own any Unity stamps. Be honest!!!!

Okay, about this card. . .did you ever think you could make a CHRISTMAS card from the April Kit of the Month? I used that fun swirly vine to make my tree, and added the flower to be a pointsietta. So fun!!! (the paper is from We R Memory Keepers)

Be sure to check around the Unity girls blogs, because there might just be some sneaky peeks of the MAY kit of the month!!!! I'll have a sneak for you tomorrow! Don't forget to leave a comment and answer my two questions, to win one of my FIVE giveaways!!!

75 comments:

Ramona West said...

Okay, I do not have any Unity Stamps (I just found out about them) and I have not joined the club. But I am a lookin and gettin ready! HOO HOO!!!

Yvette said...

Cute card!!! Love your Christmas tree!!!

Well, I don't offically own any Unity Stamps yet! But I did order some of their stamps yesterday and I cannot wait to get them! :)

As far as the kit club I am not a memeber... I was kinda waiting to recieve the stamps I just ordered before joining.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to you and Unity Stamps, Laura! Love the tree!

I do not own any Unity Stamps (how can that be?!) and I don't belong to the Kit of the Month club.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love your card! Hope you have a great bday on Wed :)
I own lots & lots of unity stamps and I do get the kotm, I love it each and every month!!!

Michelle said...

What a fun Christmas card. Happy Early Birthday!

Yes, I own some Unity (but not enough lol). No, I'm not a KOTM member.

Laura L said...

What a great card! I love that swirly stamp too. I am happy to say that I have become an addict and yes I do own Unity stamps (more than I should since I have only known about Unity for a couple of months!) and yes I am a KOM member. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

Love that card! It is TOO cute! :)

I don't own any Unity Stamps sadly. I'm really pretty much just starting my stamp collection. And I'm not a kit club member either.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Happy Birthday week to you and Unity!

Yes, I do own some Unity stamps! three sets!!! Thanks to a blog hop 2 weeks ago, I got the adorable umbrellas free with my order!!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

ps... No kit of the month...

Jacque B said...

I have to admit -- I have more than 500 Unity stamps -- and love all of them! I do get the KOM, which is the best value around -- so many stamps for only $24!! And Happy Birthday to YOU, too!!!

Scrapycandy said...

That card was so inspirational! So outside the "box". I do own a few of Unity's stamps and am not a member of the kit club. I am still learning about stamping..which is why I visit your blog every day!!! Keep up the good work!

Tami Mayberry said...

Well, who can resist this...yup, i read ewvery post and only post in the giveaway thread :P~~~~ Yes, I have unity, no I am not part of the KOTM but I do have the Aug, Sept and Dec kits! :)

Tami Mayberry said...

oh yeah...cute card too *giggle*

Joann said...

So generous! I love that you were able to get a Christmas card out of this kit - so creative.

I have not recieved any KOTMs, but last week I got my first order of Unity stamps. I'm hoping find time to use them this week during the birthday celebration.

Karen said...

Great inspiration with thinking Christmas with an April KOM stamp...would not have even thought of that. I'm a proud member of the KOM. Thank you for the chance to win one of your generous 5 give aways.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh gorgeous card - I love the bling on your tree!
I don't own any Unity stamps ~(...yet!) Fingers crossed for your candy!

Lynn said...

Hi Laura. First let me wish you a Happy Birthday. I would love to receive some of your "candy". And, no, I do not own any Unity Stamps. But always love what YOU do with them. I guess I'll have to break down and buy some for myself. LOL I also don't belong to the KOM with Unity. Would love some of your great goodies you are giving away.

Cre8tiveTeen said...

Awesome card, Laura. Happy Birthday!

connie said...

Happy Birthday! Very cute card. I am sad to say but I do not own any unity stamps and not a member of the monthly kit club.

Robynccgirl said...

Wow Laura! What a great idea for a Christmas card! Love it! Yes I have way too much Unity (if that is even possible!) and yes I am a KOTM member. Unity Rocks!!!

Brenda said...

Happy early birthday and Happy birthday to Unity! I do have unity stamps (Love them) and no I am not a member of KOTM.

Jodi C. said...

I love that you made that stamp into a christmas tree..I've been thinking of how to make it into any kind of tree...your looks great!! I am a Unity Addict and I receive the monthly kit. I'm afraid to count how many actual unity stamps I have...I use a few different ways to store them...both the wood mount and red rubber. I LOVE UNITY!!!!

Tonya said...

Fab card, girlie!

Yes I do own Unity stamps. Love them!

I was a member of the KOTM but had to give up due to hubby having a cut in pay. :(

Happy Birthday hon. We get to celebrate you and Unity all week long, pretty cool. >:0)

bolha said...

Happy birthday! Great giveaway would sure love to win. :) To answere your questions it´s a NO to both of them. Sad, I know. :(
x Natasha x

BonnieRose said...

I'm fairly new to Unity.. have about 50 stamps I wud say.. not that many :( but hoping to get more!
I just signed up for KOTM.. so excited!
thks for the giveaways.. so sweet of you!

dclouser said...

Love your card! Yes, I own several sets of Unity stamps and I've been a KOM member since February. Just love those kits with all the choices - I turn to them again and again!

Rona said...

Happy Birthday to you and Unity!! I love that Christmas card!! I just found Unity less than a month ago and I placed my first order (about 4 sets and 1 single) then last week I joined the KOTM and I received it yesterday!!! Can't wait to play!! Thanks for your great inspiration on this blog!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Here I am going on record typing I have no Unity stamps. Yep, none. I am amshamed because I meant to order in the past and then things happened and such and such. I don't belong to the club either. Funds are a litte tight right now and I cut back on extra things that we did not need to get by. Yes, I like to buy stamps and I did eye the huge sale at Unity but then I thought, who uses the stamps? Me and only me, so I felt like it would be selfish. I am hoping once things turn around I can obtain some. They are stinking cute!

Teresa said...

Oh yes! I own *lots* of Unity stamps!!! Perhaps that is because I *am* a Kit of the Month club member!!!!! ;)

BabeCaddy said...

Love your Christmas card.. Very fun.. I do own some Unity, I am fairly new and have not yet signed up for the KOTM due to dh being out of work still... Hope to join soon though....

jan farnworth said...

love your christmas card i have to keep that in mine when i make my cards. Yes i own unity stamps but i do a few people who don;t. Yes i am aslo a kotm of the member great way to gurantee i get new rubber each month.

Chris S. said...

I have over 300 Unity stamps! (And still counting...) They are my favorites and I pull them out to use most often. However, I am not a member of the KOTM. I guess I have commitment issues!

Ravengirl said...

Yes, I have 82 individual Unity stamps. I guess that means I only have four chances to win, but in the interest of spreading Unity love I am way okay with that! Happy Birthday to you!!! I am not a KOM member. I don't really know why, other than the rotten economy and temptation!

DeeDee said...

Hi Laura!

Nope, I don't own any Unity stamps and no I'm not in the club either. Hard to believe huh? I'm scared to get it started....I might not be able to quit! LOL! Love your cards though! HUGS!

Purple Princess said...

Love this card! I own some Unity stamps and I am also a member of the Kit of the Month! Love Unity!!

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday! Have a super great day tomorrow! My answers:
1)Yes, I am happy to own some Unity Stamps.
2)No, I don't belong but wish I did...maybe soon. I am rationalizing that it wouldn't be any different than subscribing to a magazine. I think I have myself convinced!! :)

Beatricemi said...

Such a creative card! I hope your birthday is the best.

I have and love Unity stamps and am in the KOM.
Thanks,
Beatrice

Beth said...

No, I don't have any unity stamps and am not a part of the monthly club. In fact, I just have become aware of Unity Stamps as I do blog hopping. I like their prices and shipping prices to Canada. I've actually seen a few stamps that I like.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Nicole said...

beautiful card!!!
1) I dont own any Unity Stamps sadly - I know the stamp addict in me doesnt like that lol! 2) not a member of the monthly club either.

thanks for the chance to play :)

Jennifer said...

I have 3 Unity stamps, but would love more. I am not a member of the kit of the month.

Eva said...

WOW...your card is beautiful!!!! I do have Unity stamps, although I am still pretty new to them, however I just signed up for the monthly kit in April and waiting for my first kit! Thanks for the chance of winning!

AngelMakingCard ~ Marcy said...

I have a few Unity Stamps. Found Unity in Dec 2008. I follow the weekly hops & just recently starting to chat with the ladies.

I joined up for the KOTM in January to help grow my collection.

THanks for the chance to win more UnITy.

JenMarie said...

Yep, I have Unity!! :)
I was in KOM, had to drop but plan to get back in TODAY!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday Laura!

1. I have lots of Unity
2. I get KOTM

Katy said...

Happy happy birthday Laura! I do own unity stamps and I'm a proud member of the kotm club.

Jenn said...

YES! I LOVE UNITY, so of COURSE I have their stamps and NO I'm not a KOTM member, but I long to be! I don't know what I am going to do cause these MAY sneak peeks are AWESOME!!!!

Olivia M. said...

Great card!

1. Yes, I own a few kits and about 10 or so single stamps (I'm pacing myself-Ü).

2. No, I am not a KOTM member.

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

4guysandagirl said...

Yes I have Unity stamps!!! I just found Unity 4 months ago and I have just fallen head over heels!!! I have not plunged into the KOTM. I did order the Feb. kit though!!

Kelly Braund said...

Yes, I own lots of Unity & am a member of the kotm! LOVE the kotm! :)

Sandra M. said...

I am a new hopper! Found out through Maren--she is great. I do not have any unity stamps, nor am I a member KOTM. It is not my b-day or anniversary either! I do like all that I have been seeing tho! Thank you for all the fun.

Rebekah Doak said...

I am also a newbie hopper! I own Scrapbook from the Beginning and a large cupcake stamp from Unity...AND...I just ordered my first KOTM! I am so excited to start getting these cool kits!

FibreJunky said...

I own an insane amount - and love them all!!!!
Yes, I'm a KOTM member. I have been since August. I love your card. I never would have thought of using that tree for a Christmas card!

Jen said...

Laura,
YES I own Unity stamps, and
YES I belong to the KOTM!
What a creative idea on your card...you are amazing!

Dana said...

Wow, love your style! I just found Unity and just found your site! Wow, you do nice work. Sooo much fun. My style is way too traditional...and I'm ready for a change.

So, don't own any stamps and not a member yet. The kit of the month would take up my entire monthly budget for buying stamping stuff. That would mean I ccoldn't buy tape or gems etc. I definitely need to rethink the family budget! =)

I'd love a chance to win so I can see what I'm missing!

http://stampingwithprincess.wordpress.com

Lisa F said...

I am a HUGE owner of Unity stamp and subscribe to the Unity KOTM - these are the BEST stamps ever!!!!!

Lindsay Spencer said...

I didn't even think about making a Christmas card with the KOTM. Actually I don't even have Christmas on my mind AT ALL right now. LOL I DO have Unity stamps. I have A LOT of Unity stamps. They are overflowing everywhere in my craft room, and I have no intentions of quitting. I will continue to add to my collection FOREVER!!
And YES I'm a KOTM member. Of course!! I love all the stamps way too much not too!

spinjenny said...

I don't have any Unity stamps yet, though FibreJunky (see comment a few above this one) is encouraging me to get some. She really change her username to UnityJunky! There are a lot of Unity stamps I love, but I don't think they have a UK distributor, so I need a good enough excuse to justify ordering from the US. Obviously, I'm not a member of the kit club. :-(

scrappypug said...

I own about 80 I would guesstimate right now and I am a member of the kit club whoot whoot. Love your creations!

Kerry said...

Hope you had a great birthday Laura! Great card...I love the versatility of Unity's stamps (which I have a good amount of)! :) Although I am not a KOTM member.

akagreenhouse said...

I don't have any Unity stamps. I've only admired them from afar. My stamping budget is very limited at the moment, unfortunately. #2, No, again, the budget doesn't allow for that right now. But I'm planning on it in the future!!!! Thanks for the chance to win some! Cathy

cjs said...

I just got my first set of Unity Stamps earlier this week (the August KOM...SO cute!) I am not a member yet of the KOM, but I must find a way...they have all been awesome so far!

Cheri Howard said...

What a creative way to use a stamp for a Christmas theme! And to answer your question, I've been an addict for only a couple of months, and I'm shocked how quickly my Unity collection grew! Someone has been enabling me....and I think it was ANGELA! LOL =D

Kathy H said...

Hi...I have a ton of Unity Stamps but a ton more that I want... I am part of the KOM too. I have from august till the present. Need the others too, someday... Thanks Kathy Hering

Candace H said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you and to Unity! Yes, I have too many Unity stamps to count (well, I could count them, I guess...), but we always want more Unity, don't we? I am a member of the Unity KOTM club!

Karen S. said...

Happy Birthday! I have lots of Unity - too many to count - mainly the club kits since I have been getting them since August! There are many still on my list to get someday!

stamprgrl said...

1.) Do you own any Unity Stamps? (Don't be afraid to admit it if you don't!) 2.)Are you a member of Unity's monthly kit club?


I have one set and love it.... and a freebie...

I am not part of the UKOTM... booohooooo...

-- dalis

MrsETaylor said...

I'm a member of the KOTM and have 2 months worth. These Unity stamps are truly beautiful

Kelly said...

I have a ton of Unity stamps and they are my favorite.
I also belong to the kit of the month...they have some of the coolest stamps!

silvia said...

Yes~ I do own unity stamp but I am not a member of the kit of the month club. Sadly, It just isn't able to be squeezed into the budget. I LOVE your Christmas tree!!

TraceyT said...

First, this is an adorable card.
Second, I am relatively new to Unity owning 3 stamps. I am not a member of the kit club.

Rhiannon said...

Love what you did to make this so festive! I am relatively new to Unity, and own three sets...I am also waiting (not so patiently) for my first Kit to arrive :) Thanks for sharing your creations!

Toni K said...

Love your "Christmas" card! Awesome!
I am happy to say I have close to 200 Unity stamps. I am also a member of the KOTM club too! Luv me some Unity!

Doramiyi said...

Nice card, very creative with the vine.

I recently discovered Unity stamps and so therefore don't own any.

I'm actually quite new to stamping. I've browsed through Unity's online site and am somewhat interested in the KOM club. I'm not a member but depending on the upcoming sets in May and June I might be joining pretty soon. It sounds like a awesome way to get a variety of stamps without breaking the bank.

Thanks for the chance to win.

doramiyi
doramiyi at gmail dot com
-CANADA-

Regina said...

Hi Laura,
Happy, happy birthday to you! Blessings and best wishes for a wonderful year!

Yes, I'm in the club. I joined just in time to get the March KOTM, so now I have April, too!

Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Love the card and hope your b-day was great! Yes I own some of the great & wonder Unity Stamps!! And I finally gave in to temptation and became a KOM member, just got my first one, April, and haven't used many of them yet.... A word of warning to all that haven't tried them, you try one stamp and you will HOOKED!