Thursday, April 22, 2010

Oh My...News!!!!!!

Happy Thursday, Unity Peeps! Are you guys getting ready for Unity's 2nd Anniversary next week? It's Unity, so you know Angela and the gang have got some special things planned.

I have been sitting on my news for just over a week. Ever have one of those days when you think your world is going to end and then something happens and the sun comes out, the angels sing and you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? All at once? Yeah. Last Monday of all days.I got a little email with the most amazing news. EVER. Jimmi says "how would you like to be a part of the Unity Anniversary celebration?" Like I'd say no. Picture me falling off my chair, my jaw dropping, and then a shriek that brought my son running from the other room. Can we say emotional roller coaster?

So yeah. My biggest dream has come true. I get to be a Special Unity Anniversary Guest Designer!! EEEP!!!!!! I cannot tell you how honoured I am!!So for my post today, I thought I'd show you guys what I do with my Kits of the Month. Now, in doing this, I discovered that it probably would have been a good idea to have some help with taking pictures. But, since I do this really just to get an overall idea of what the stamps look like as far as size and spacing, it isn't that huge of a deal that they didn't come out perfect.

Unity's Kits of the Month are a full sheet of deeply etched red rubber, so when I first get the KOTM, I take it out and ink up the entire sheet. Next, I place a sheet of white card stock over the rubber and, while holding it down at one corner, run the brayer across, using even pressure. This is a lot easier when not holding a DSLR in one hand.
When I've gone across the entire sheet, I peel the card stock off the sheet of rubber. I do my best not to let it shift. It shifted tonight, because I didn't hold it still when I used the brayer. I still got enough of the images that I can use this for a reference sheet.
Now that that's done, I'll take the stamps and store them in one of the Scraponizers that Unity carries. I keep these indeces at my desk so that I can easily flip through them when I'm looking for images to use on a card or other project.
I'll have a project up for FWF tomorrow and then I'll be leading off the Anniversary Hop on Monday! Woohoo!!!

Here's a little sneak-peek of the set I'll be playing with next week. Guess what...it's a brand new set!! And it's from Lady Talent herself, Tanis!! Wonder what it could be.....Check out the Unity Blog today to see what's up for Hip Hop and then head over to the Unity forum at SCS for chat and games and who knows what else! See you there!!!

19 comments:

StacyC said...

Love your idea... I too use the Scraponizers....

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is a fantastic idea!! I use the scraponizors as well so this is great.
Thank you for sharing this.
And Congratulations on being asked to join in next weeks festivities!!
That would have made me squeal as well!!
Can't wait to see what you have planned for us next week!

Lisa H. said...

wooohooo! congrats, girlie!!! can't wait to see what you do! and this tip is a great one! thanks for sharing!

de said...

I saw your name in lights on the Unity Blog and was thrilled for you! Congrats girl! You deserve it!

This is a very clever idea. I pull out each one of my Scraponizers and muddle through them when I'm looking for stamps. I must be more organized! Ugh.

Thanks for the idea and congrats!

StampinCathy said...

Congrats! Now this is one awesome tip. I'm going to have to try this. You are just to smart.

Jingle said...

This is a great idea! Congratulations!

Candace H said...

What a fabulous idea, thanks for sharing! And huge congrats to you! Can't wait to see your designs next week at the celebration!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What an AWESOME idea~so great of you to share it! Congrats and glad to have you partying with us :) Hip Hop!

Tanis said...

I'm thinking you've given me my favourite nickname I've ever had :)
LOVE YOU GIRL!!!!
GREAT tip too :)

marilyn said...

LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Purple Princess said...

Congrats! Thanks for the tutorial! I wish I had seen it before I took my last kit apart! LOL! I will be doing this from now on!!

Cheryl said...

Great idea!

Maria Levine said...

what a fabulous idea with inking up the sheet! So glad to be along side you as a UNITY guest designer for the anniversary! Super fun stuff!

Rona said...

great idea!! Can't wait to see what you do with Tanis's stuff!!

Bogner's said...

Congrats, I am so happy for you! I hope you have tons of fun!

Suz said...

congrats on being a guest designer!

I LOVE this idea - one of those super organizing tips for sure

Gwen said...

Okay...this is such an awesome idea. One of those "why didn't I think of that" moments! Glad I still have my last two sets mostly stuck together so I can go do this! Thank you!

Jen said...

Woohoo, CONGRATS CAROLE! This is fabulous news and your share of how you store your stamps is...awesome!!!

Jennine Chambers said...

What a great idea! I will be trying that with next months kit as this one is already separated.