Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 3 - Growing in Unity All Week Long



Day 3 of Growing in Unity! In case you don't know what Growing in Unity is all about it's a way for those who love Unity stamps to share their Unity creations and be in the spotlight for a week. This was started a long time ago and recently passed on to me to organize and I am so happy to be a part of it. If you want to be a part of the fun check out this thread in the Unity SCS forum for more details.


For today I was going to make a birthday card, but I'm not huge on doing that sort of stuff for myself! LOL! Which is sort of odd because I love birthdays! Yes I'm celebrating my birthday today, maybe hitting a stamp or scrapbook store will be in order! So instead of anything birthday related I have I have two somewhat simple projects to show you :-)

We all know how fabulous all the Unity sentiments, sayings and quotes are right? Well I thought some would work well as a simple magnet. The sayings are from some recent kits and the background is from the June store kit. I used Stazon inks and a round strong magnet on the back. My base for these magnets - bathroom tiles!


So while on the topic of making Unity magnets I'm going to share another "blast from the past" project (I hope you don't mind) where I made cute magnets using the Birds of a Feather kit. This was during the time I LOVED stickles (well ok I still do love them), had to have it on EVERYTHING! Worked well on the magnets!
My second project is a cool one making use of a tissue box. I have taken boxes and altered them fairly often. Then a while back Gina K showed a tutorial on altering a tissue box and I loved how she did it. Since them I've been collecting my tissue boxes! LOL! Here is one I made which came out pretty simple using the fabulous Becoming Butterfly quote which I love!



Close up of the quote:

Be sure to swing by all week for a chance to win a Unity Kit just by leaving a comments. I will select a random winner and announce it next weekend!

If you are looking for a challenge be sure to swing on by the Unity Challenge forum for the newest Unity Addicts Challenge.

Well off I go to figure out what to do today, take the kids and go for a ride maybe. I do know though my husband got me a Unity Gift Certificate, horray! And the kids (4 years old) picked out something at the store for me, so I can't wait to see what that is.



Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday Maria! Hope your day is wonderful! Your magnets are so cute and love your altered tissue box. Love all the stamps you used too. Thanks for all the creative and insiring ideas.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

LOVE those magnets!!!

stampjourney said...

Hope you have a very happy birthday! Love the magnets and tissue box project! I think I feel a trip to the hardware store coming on!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday Maria!!! Enjoy your day!! What wonderful projects- your magnets are adorable and that tissue box- WOW!!!

Jen said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIA! I love that you used those smaller tiles for the 'sentiments' and the birdies...the size is perfect for stamps and magnets! I hadn't seen that tutorial on the tissue box, though I use the square size..I'll have to play around with that. Thanks for the inspiration, and now I have even more projects to try!
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Martha said...

what a great idea, and happpy happpy birthday :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOWOW! What a great week for GIU--YOUR BIRTHDAY:) Happy happy birthday! May every day be blessed!!

Your tiles are super cute--I need to start stamping things around the house--instead of just paper! I also love your altered tissue box! CLEVER!!

Have a great day--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Aleks said...

Happy Birthday!!! :D

I looove this magnet idea!! Out of tiles? Sooo cute!! What kind of magnets do you have to use?

The tissue box project...is it a Recipe Holder? It's adorable!

Jennine Chambers said...

Happy Birthday Maria!! I hope you are having a great day. Love the projects... as usual!

Michelle said...

HappyBirthday! Great projects! Love the magnets!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. Happy Birthday Maria.. what wonderful creations today.. I have to do those magnets.. I just found some magnet tape the other day.. I better go get some.. Love it all GF.

My Angel said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope you had a great one~

Love the magnets!! Very Cute!!

susy said...

buon compleanno e bellissimi i magneti ciao susy italy
gioeleandrea@alice.it

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday, what a clever way to make magnets, I will have to try that, it looks just brilliant!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. Your magnets are adorable (tiles, huh?) as is your tissue box. What do you use the altered tissue box for? Inquiring minds want to know!

lynn said...

happy belated bday, maria-hope it was great for you:)

love the magnet idea! and the altered tissue box is just lovely! thanks so much for taking the time for us:)

Monica and the team said...

Happy Birthday Maria.Love your magnets... i too am a unity nut and crazy about stickles! :D Thanks for the ideas!

Genie said...

Get yourself to the craft store, birthdays are a great excuse to buy yourself something. Love all your ideas.
Genie

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to you. A little late but I hope you had a terrific day!! Did you spend your Unity GC yet? I love your magnets. Using the Stickles was a perfect idea. Love how you decorated the Kleenex box too. So much detail and pretty paper. Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo, Christine

Bogner's said...

That tissue box is so cute! And those maganets are adorable! Gonna have to try it. Happy birthday to you! Hope you find some fabulous deals in your birthday shopping!

Scrapcollectr said...

Feliz cumpleanos a ti,
Feliz cumpleanos a ti,
Feliz cumpleanos, Maria
Feliz cumpleanos a ti !

Just thought I'd throw that in.

Thanks for all the great ideas!

Carol said...

Your projects are so clever and well executed! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Carol B

FibreJunky said...

Happy belated birthday!!
Love (LOVE!!!) those magnets! Especially the older, stickled ones. Can't help it. Gotta love the bling.

Gwen said...

Happy birthday!! What great projects..love the tile magnets!

JPScraps said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! Those tiles are Fantastic! And the tissue box? Genius!