Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hip Hoppin' with DONNA DOWNEY stamps!...

Ohhhhhhhhh, my friends!  WARNING:  LONG, EXCITED post, LOL!

Seriously! I have been looking forward to this post for SOME time.  A few weeks ago, we got word that a few new Unity goodies were on the way to the DT.

Much to my excitement, I opened the box and SQUEALED, of course....LOVE Donna DOWNEY!  Not only did I get to experience that excitment, but now, today, YOU DO!  TODAY there are THREE NEW RELEASES at UNITY!

That means I have THREE projects for you today.  WOO HOO!   The first one might be my fave.  Have you ever heard the saying (I'm sure you have ;) "One man's trash is another man's treasure?"  Well, it turns out that today, MY TRASH was MY TREASURE!   A few days ago one of my little angels came careening through my stamp room and accidentally knocked down a picture frame.  The glass broke, and even the frame cracked in the corner.   I picked it up and set it on the top of the shelf so I could deal w/ it later and no one would get hurt.

Well, yesterday as I was brainstorming what to do with one of the AMAZING new stamps, I noticed I hadn't yet thrown it out so I went and grabbed it and was just about to throw it in the garbage, when WHAMMO!  IDEA!   Here is the finished product:

What do you guys think?   I used a brand new Donna Downey single "TRUST", and added a chipboard element from Melody Ross's Homespun collection, using my new Chip Art tool, also by Melody, to bang out the word "HEART".  You like?  I LOVED creating this.   The DP is by Webster's Pages, flowers by Prima.  LOVE accidents!

My next project uses a new Wood-mounted Slide stamp.  It's a single flower called "Delicate Flower".  GORGEOUS.   Just look at how BIG and BEAUTIFUL this wooden stamp is:

Isn't it pretty?  You can use it with or without the UNITY HANDLES and let me tell you, "Trusting your Heart" and being a "Delicate Flower" were CERTAINLY the themes for me yesterday.   My little baby is starting school in the fall and we registered her for a program that I have since become unsure about.  So today we went and looked at a different school and they were so nice and caring and concerned toward us.  Anyway, GOD IS GOOD.  REALLY GOOD.  I'll just leave it at that for now until I'm sure what's to come :)  Here's my card using the "Delicate Flower" stamp:

What's that AWESOME sentiment on the card, you ask?   That's the THIRD set being released today!  A FULL set of stamps called "She Said".  This is one of my FAVORITE sets to date.  LOVE the sentiments, it's almost as if they were written for me!  Well, at least I feel that way ;)  That's all that counts, right?

I used more pretties from Webster's Pages, the DP and trims are both from there.   Are you exhausted from my ramblings yet???   Hope not; I'm just SOOOO so excited!

So now what?  What's next you ask?  Well, if you've already checked out the UNITY BLOG, head over to my girl Jimmi's blog next for some more Donna Downey-inspired beauty!

Next Blog


See you on the SCS thread today?  I'll be there uploading my pics (I am SO WAY behind) and chatting /w you guys!   See ya soon!

Now GO.  DESIGN the LIFE you LOVE.... I DID ;)

41 comments:

Kellie Winnell said...

WOWZERS they are all absolutely stunningly gorgeous, I really love the last card with the girl head and LOVE the She said sentiments, think I may be needing those!
Hugs Kel x

Kristy Young said...

Oooh WOW they are all fabulous Jess!! I think the last one with girl head is my fav too!! Im loving all your catds tooo yummy!
Kristy xx

jennifer mitten said...

These stamps are amazing and so are your creations!

Christi Snow said...

Oh my WOW!!! Such gorgeous work on everything here....and I swear, you and I are totally on the same brainwave length for that "trust" stamp...read my blog, you will understand! I NEVER would have thought to put that funky, fresh "she" with the gorgeous, elegant Websters Pages papers, but WOW!! That card is fantabulous!!! So gorgeous! smiles....

Julie Campbell said...

Well... no wonder you were excited about this release! WOW!!! These stamps were made for you! The home decor piece you made is breathtaking!!! I love EVERYTHING!!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! All your cards and that frame is just breath taking! All the images and sentiments are just awesome.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow Jess! Amazing work! No wonder you squealed! LOVE your recycled frame! Have a wonderful day!

Kelly Landers said...

Oh goodness...where to begin with the praises!! The picture frame is truly trash turned to treasure. And it is a treasure you should keep forever... it is so beautiful! The Delicate flower stamp card is so sweet!! I love the subtle colors and the big stamped image topped off with the bow! But your third one is from my new fave set too and I have to get it! The way you colored your lady is amazing. It looks like watercoloring which I am very inexperienced at. I am going to have to work with that some more! Or you are a wonder at blending copics!! Either way... it is amazing!! I love it!

Gwen said...

Wow, great stamps and love the cards you made with them!!

Jennine Chambers said...

Wow! I love her new stamps! Great stuff!

dahlhousedesigns said...

wow, such fabulous projects!!!

lisa a.

Maria Levine said...

Oh Jess these are fabulous!! That "trash" of yours turned out so beautiful!! I love when that happens!!! Can't wait to see everything in full!

Lacey said...

Wow stunning!! Love those stamps! Seriously ADORE them. your creations are awesome!

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards - gonna have to get my hands on some of these stamps!!!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. fantastic projects Jess.. Fabulous is right!! everything looks awesome!!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE that Frame Jess...and your cards are all Wonderful!! How fun to get Such Pretty new stamps....Hugs!

Eva said...

WOW, WOW....Jessica, these are sooooo amazing!!! I love the new stamps and your creations are just stunning!!! Hugs...

Jen said...

OH my Jessica, there is LOTS of Unity cuteness here! Love your designs!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW Jessica...these are AMAZING!!!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous!! Love your framed work!! Awesome!!

Basement Stamper said...

Like the frame??? Girl, I *LOVE* the frame!!! It is gorgeous and what a wonderful piece of art!

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous creations! I love Donna Downey too :)

JenMarie said...

W O W FABULOUSenss!!

Maren said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! That She Said one is just over the top AMAZING...a piece of art. ALL love for you today!

Cindy Haffner said...

OUTSTANDING Jess!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH--just love it! Donna is awesome--Unity is awesome---you are awesome:) LOVE it all:)

Carisa said...

gorgeous jess!! wow, i love the last card - my fav. i'm happy things are going good for you!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful! I love them all!!! WOW!!!

Catherine said...

These are gorgeous, Jess! I have a small stash of old frames, and you are inspiring me to unearth & use them.
Love your cards, especially the last one! Totally chic & gorgeous!
Thanks for the reminder that it is indeed Unity Thursday.
Hugs,
Catherine

lynn said...

these are just gorgeous!-great work:)

Suz said...

beautiful work. I just love those stamps. Have a super weekend

Eryn Hagen said...

these are all BEAUTIFUL!! Absolutely LOVE that frame, and your cards are just perfect!

Lisa H. said...

wow, wow, and WOW! yep, three wow's just for your three fabulous projects!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Om Word these are such gorgeous projects tahnk yoy for sharing your incredible talent with us!!!!

FibreJunky said...

Dang, girl, those are just gorgeous!!!!!! Really love that picture frame.

Heather said...

Beautiful frame and wonderful cards! LOVE your projects for today and always!

Jodi C. said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!!!! These are FABULOUS!!! The stamps are MUST HAVES!!! She said is my FAV!!! Your card with that one is AMAZING!!! & I have one of those broken frames....I better get to work!!!! THANKS for the inspiring pieces!!!
{{HUGZ}}
Jodi

Ola said...

Wow... very beautiful work!!!! I love the frame!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Donna said...

Oh man, I love that flower stamp!!!

Tam said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning Jess!! Love it!!