Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Unity Sponsor Month Continues!!


Good Morning!
I'm so excited to be sharing my Unity project with you all.
I've been working on a project as soon as I knew what stamp set I would have! I first saw this manila folder album featured at Scrapper's Edge in a class a few months ago and I loved it! In the meantime, I've been following a few blogs that I love getting inspiration from and low and behold I found a tutorial for a very similiar album on the Taylored Expressions Blog and then again at Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial forum. So much for my semi-original idea (lol).

I would like to take this time to thank Angela at Unity Stamp Company for being our sponsor at Christian Paper Crafts during the month of November.
Thanks again for looking and I hope it will bring you some inspiration and I hope I've not gone over the top with too many pictures!!
Here are some of the inside pages of my Simple Blessings Manila Folder Album featuring Jakob, my grandson and his adventures raking the leaves.

Click on the pic to see a closeup.

This close-up picture shows the leaf stamp using Stazon jet black ink and the paper is actually the photo "trimmings" of the shots I had taken.

Here is the one of the pumpkin stamps from this set. I stamped it with Russet Archival Ink from Ranger and added a button and ribbon.

Here are some of the tags I made for the pockets of the album.

Here is probably my favorite stamp. I love the swirls and the leaves. I think it worked perfectly as an extension of the leaves Jakob was raking (or rather spreading around!)

Here is a list of my supplies I've used:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. Simple Blessings set
Ink: Stazon, jet black; Distress Ink (Ranger) Peeled paint used to ink the edges of the folder; Archival Ink, Russet, Coffee, Olive.
Paper: BoBunny; Bella Blvd; Creative Imaginations; Bazzill cardstock; 3M Post-it Craft adhesive backed paper; Manila folder, Kraft colored and made from recycled paper.
Embellishments: Ribbon, American Crafts and Offray; ribbon from Michaels; Brads, Creative Impressions; Buttons, Foof-a-la; Darice Hemp cord.
Tools: Cricut (George cartridge : tags) Ek Success: corner rounder; Marvy Uchida: Oval and Circle Scallop punch; Martha Stewart: fence border punch.

Thanks again for looking!! Be sure and check out all the Unity Stamp line of stamps! They are excellent quality stamps!



  1. What a fantastic project. Such a clever idea and wonderful way to share those great photos. AWESOME job.

  2. Fabulous. Love the great colors and all the different pockets and tags. TFS!

  3. Wow! Love your album!!! Not too many pictures for me! You're so very talented!

  4. What a gorgeous album. Luv how you used the stamps on it.

  5. Hi Natalie! Thanks for your comment on my post today. I'm not much for things on the dark side either, but thankfully that movie doesn't go too far (PG-13), and the main characters are actually good vampires. There are evil ones, too, but of course good triumphs over evil! We are just not the right demographic. Today I want to watch The Proposal. Give me a romantic comedy any day! LOL

    Terrific mini-album! I've got some Unity scrapbooking stamps that I simply must use one of these fine days. You've inspired me!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. It's the 11th anniversary of my 39th birthday. Ha!


  6. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous !!!!!

    I love this album!!!!

    great colors
    graet photos
    great stamps