Saturday, October 8, 2011

Authentique + Unity Blog Hop

Do I have a treat for you today....It's a fantastic blog hop with one of my FAVE stamp companies and one of my newest loves in paper....Unity and Authentique. It's going to be fun and full of beautiful craftiness.

The hop starts with the Authentique Blog.  If you get lost along the way, hop on back over there.  Hopefully you just arrived from Jeannie DeGruccio's blog.

You'll want to hop along and leave comments along the way for a chance at 1 of 4 prizes.  Unity and Authentique are both giving away 2 prize packages.   Wanna know what's up for grabs???

Blog Hop Prizes: {*4 total winners*}
From Authentique Paper –
2 prize packs (one each for 2 winners) including a sampling of papers from each of the first 6 Authentique Paper collections and a sampling of the Free Bird Series

From Unity Stamp Company –
2 prize packs (one each for 2 winners) including the complete set of Unity/Authentique co-brand stamps

To win:
Participants should leave a comment on each blog along the hop.
(Winner will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the DT blogs.)

{Winner must have a US/Canada address}

Blog Comments Close:
Monday, October 10th @ 11:59pm (Pacific)

Winner Announced:
Wednesday, October 12th (on Authentique Paper blog and Unity Stamp Co. blog)

Okay, so let's get on to my projects for today. I've got a bit of a hodge podge of stuff today.  A little pretty mixed with a little holiday.

First up my pretty....I played along with the Hope You Can Cling Challenges over on Splitcoast. It's a great cause and I'm happy to contribute.  This one was for Lori's Bling challenge. You can check out all the challenges, HERE.

I made it round and used this gorgeous co-brand itty bitty by Unity, Family is Forever.  Some MFT die-namics (open scallop doily, framed greetings, and mini rolled roses) and the gorgeous Authentique papers from their Splendid line (I think it's my FAVE....especially this yellow woodgrain, it's thick and textured and YUM!). 

Next, I couldn't help myself.  Sorry. I couldn't resist a little Christmas with the Wonder Papers, so I  cut into them and now I have 3 darling tags ready to adorne some gifts in another 2 months.  
Here you can see them each individually.

While I added quite a bit of details, they really did come together quickly. I used different paper and each of the 3 stamps from this Unity co-brand set, the wonder of it. 

 The cool thing about this set, is that the images are small, so they would work perfectly with smaller tags, too.  I love them paired with the larger shipping tags.

While each of the tags are different, they all have some stitching, distressing, an Authentique die-cut image from the Wonder line, and a button, ribbon, and twine. I squeezed in a few more die-namics, too.

Thats all from me, today. Thanks for stopping by. Hop on over to my fellow Unity DT sister AND a member of the Authentique DT, Natalie Denver!  Her work is always beautiful!
 

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140 comments:

  1. Love all of your Christmas tags. I just love their Christmas line of paper.

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  2. Your card is beautiful, but I LOVE the tags! They are so fabulous!

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  3. such fun tags! Following along on the hop.

    Cheers!
    Charlene
    www.thehenhousenm.com

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  4. Although I do not want to think about Christmas I certainly adore those tags you made.

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  5. Wonderful card, but I am really lovin those tags. TFS pammejo1@yahoo.com I just started following your blog.

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  6. I love these. Okay, now I need to buy some of that Christmas paper....simply fabulous!

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  7. These are BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the colors - so yummy!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. I love your scalloped circle card, Lisa. Love the colors and all the details are awesome.

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  9. Those tags are awesome. I'm always a sucker for a shaped card but never brave enough to try one myself....must...do....that!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. gorge. love the combo of papers you used.

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  11. Great projects! I especially love your tags!!!


    -Emily
    http://www.createserendipity.net
    createserendipity@gmail.com

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  12. Love the tags! Great colours and papers!

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  13. Beautiful tags. They'd make any present that much more special

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  14. Loved seeing the tags..they are my favorite things to scrap!!!

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  15. It's super cold here today and I think I might have to go create some of my own ADORABLE christmas tags. And Lisa...that circle card...it's PERFECTION!!!

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  16. Awww--these are great! Super ideas.

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  17. Cool Christmas tags and your use of the Family is Forever on your bling challenge!
    Thanks for sharing

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  18. Love the tags great ideas,

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  19. WOW!! I love the splendid line. STUNNING card!! I love the little tags from the wonder collection too! Thanks for sharing

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  20. These are some wonderful Christmas tags! Love them!
    cdring@comcast.net

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  21. Lisa, your card is just the prettiest thing ever and those tags are rocking gorgeous!!!!

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  22. WOW Lisa! Your card and tags are just AWESOME and so inspiring! I just love this paper line with all the fun Unity stamps.

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  23. Your work never ceases to amaze me! Love these projects!

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  24. The card is wonderful but I LOVE your tags! Gorgeous!

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  25. The christmas tag is so adorable.

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  26. Beautiful Cards and Awesome Tags.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  27. Wow great holiday tags...thanks for sharing

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  28. Beautiful projects! I'm in love with your tags...they are so beautiful! Christmas will be here before we know it!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  29. What awesome tags, these are so perfect..wow!! The Free Bird collection is fab and I love that you have made this into a circle scalloped shape. Well done!!! :)

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  30. The gift tags are stunning!!! We are having a silent auction as a fundraiser for a family who recently lost their infant daughter. I'm going to lift a few ideas from you so that I can make the tags for the baskets being auctioned.

    Hippity-hoppity - I GO!!!!

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  31. Lovin' the Christmas tags! Hoppin Along!

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  32. They're all beautiful! I don;t do many cards but I am finding a lot to be inspired by with this hop!!

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  33. Love those tags ! Great job !

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  34. The tags are great. Love homemade tags.

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  35. I love those tags...so pretty :)

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  36. Those tags would just make any gift a little more wonderful. Fabulous job!

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  37. Great projects. Love the tags.

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  38. Fabulous!!. All of the projects just make me want to buy all the products used. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  39. My two favorite projects to do - shaped cards and tags!! Love what you did with the papers and stamps on these projects...beautiful!!

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  40. A great circle card. I LOVE MFT dies!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. I love your card and tags!!!

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  42. What fabulous gift tags, I love the Christmas pack of paper best and your tags are very inspirational.

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  43. LOVE your card and the fabulous tags.

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  44. Fun cards! The sentiment with the birds gave me a giggle! Love it!

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  45. I LOVE your tags! They are so darned gorgeous!

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  46. The card and tags are beautiful!

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  47. Awesome card and tags! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Oh, my--how gorgeous, Lisa! I love your choices of Authentique and Unity products. :)

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  49. Ooo.....total GORGEOUSness here!!!

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  50. Thanks for the festive projects! Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  51. Lisa, beautiful cards and those tags are just FABULOUSO!! Love all the detail in your projects!

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  52. Gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for sharing

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  53. Beautiful! I love that round scalloped card.

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  54. Lisa, these are all GORGEOUS!!! GREAT papers!

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  55. Awesome tags! I love them!
    buglvr2010@gmail.com

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  56. The tags are great! And the good thing is they wouldn't take long to make. Love the papers and the itty bitty stamps you used.

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  57. Oh beautiful projects! I LOVE the bird stamp and your tags are gorgeous, loving that paper!

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  58. Beautiful card!!! Your tags ROCK!!!

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  59. Love both of your projects, thank you so much for sharing them.

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  60. Love these projects! Such beautiful designs.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I'm obsessed with tags, and these do not disappoint! So cute! Love the card too, great colors and embellishments! TFS :-)

    kristina
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  62. Great projects! I love the Christmas tags!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. Lisa, I love your projects! I have been wanting that bird stamp for a while and you have inspired me to buy it! Have a great night!

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  64. Very 'pretty' and very 'festive'...love them all!

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  65. Gorgeous tags! I love that paper.
    Becky S.

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  66. Beautiful Tags!! Inspiration for Christmas!

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  67. Hop, hop, hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  68. Your card and tags are gorgeous! LOVE your Unity and Authentique choices you worked together with.

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  69. I'm a sucker for tags, love it!

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  70. Super cute! Never too early to stock up on tags for Christmas!

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  71. Love the tags!! Im also loving that bird stamp!!

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  72. Just great tags. Love the layers and papers.

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  73. What a great win- win companies combo! Love your project a lot!

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  74. Beautiful card and I love those tags!

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  75. wow.. Lisa these are all so beautiful. I am so in love with all your tags. GOrgeoUs!!

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  76. beautiful card and your tags are awesome

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  77. Beautiful card - I love the roses (felt, I think?) I need to try those! I also love all the detail in your tags!

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  78. VERY beautiful card and tags!!! Love Authentique's christmas papers!!

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  79. I love how your tags have little bits and bobs hanging off the sides..they are so sweet!!

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  80. Cute tags! I love tha holly stamp!

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  81. Great card with lots of wonderful details. Love the Christmas tags!

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  82. Nice job Lisa... Love the tags.

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  83. Darn it, Lisa, making me want to buy everything you've used here! Gorgeous card and tags!

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  84. Beautiful projects...you really did these great products justice!!!

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  85. Beautiful Card!! Your tags are gorgeous!!

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  86. These are all so pretty Lisa!!

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  87. Your card and tags are all beautiful!

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  88. Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  89. Beautiful projects. I love shaped tags/cards. The layering is great, the colors lovely. The Christmas tags are wonderful, love the ribbons and strings deatils. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Those tags are awesome! I wouldn't want to give them up! Thanks so much!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  91. The card is very pretty...but I have to say, I especially love those tags! Awesome!

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  92. Fabulous projects today Lisa! I have to admit I love the Wonder collection and the Wonder of It set too - even though it is not Halloween yet - I am loving these tags! They are gorgeous! The card is so beautiful and I love that yellow wood grain too :)

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  93. Love the card! The tags are fabulous!

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  94. OH, I love these tags!! Each of them is unique...but they still look like a set! Love all the little details.

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  95. Christmas is going to be extra special with those wonderful tags.

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  96. Wow! Your tags are wonderful! I love the birds in a line stamp on your card. . . too cute!

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  97. I really like the tags.. I just got that stamp set & can't wait to use it.. Thanks for the inspiration.That paper also rocks.

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  98. Delightful tag creations! I especially love the snowman tag!

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  99. I love the antique look of your tags. Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. gorgeous holiday tags and card. thanks for the inspiration.

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  101. Very creative! Thanks for the inspiration, I don't know what to try first!

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  102. The round card is wonderful, but the tags are fab-0!! Love them.

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  103. Such lovely work. Those tags are going to make your Christmas gifts beautiful! ;)

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  104. Thanks for your ideas. I'm not a big card maker, but I love the great tags to put on packages. Very nice!

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  105. I like the way you used the stamp sets on both your card and tags!! Great use of the papers with the sentiments and images!!

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  106. Great cards and tags. Such wonderful inspiration.

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  107. This is possibly my favorite blog hop ever! Loving all the wonderful projects!! Your card is just gorgeous and that bird stamp is really beautiful. Love the tags as well...with every one of them being different!

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  108. Beautiful creations! I'm especially loving those Christmas tags, they are so much fun!

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  109. Another gorgeous shaped card Lisa! And your tags are fabulous...love the stitching and my fav is the snowman...love it!

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  110. Love your tags. Love Authentique and love Unity. What a great combination. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  111. love the birds stamp & crinkle ribbon!

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  112. Beautiful card and I really love your Christmas tags!! They're putting me in the holiday mood already!

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  113. OHHH! I am so sad I missed your hop--I'm glad I still was able to visit--you always inspire me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Christmas card...and your tags are SUPER amazing! LOVE!

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  114. A small tag has made the simple paper in a precious gift card. So nice.

    Where i ca find the plastic key tags inside which i can put a picture?

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!