{10.8.2011} unity + authentique = a smile

I am so excited to hopping with Unity Stamp Company and Authentique Paper Today!  Their paper is amazing.  Beautiful designs, double sided and a fabulous weight.  Plus lots of goodies, embellies and UNITY FAB stamps to match.  If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to jump on over to the Authentique blog.

There are PRIZES to be won from both companies, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop.

I am excited to share some cards from 3 different paper collections and using this amazing Share your Smile Itty Bitty.

First up, the Glowing Collection.

I never really thought about a dress form as being spooky, but I LOVE it!  To up the spooky factor, I trimmed out a spider from the patterned paper to hang from the dress form.

Next, sticking with the holiday theme we have the Wonder Collection.

I couldn’t stop layering beautiful paper upon beautiful paper.  The stamp just blends in perfectly with the holiday theme.  I stamped it on a tag included with the paper die cuts.

And last, just a super sweet card using the Splendid Collection.

Such happy patterns.  I punched out a tag in white and stamped the dress form in black.  Popped it up and added a pretty little bow.  That fabby flower border punch is by EK Success.

Well, that is it for me.  Hope you enjoyed your visit.

I’m going to send you over to Cristine Redmond’s blog next!

In case you get lost, here is the full list of hoppers.

Authentique Paper – http://authentiquepaper.blogspot.com/
Tifany DeGough – http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/
Maria Gurnsey – http://scrapsbym.blogspot.com/
Misty Buck – http://mistylynnwhat.blogspot.com/
Lisa Arana – http://dahlhouse-designs.com/ <—-YOU ARE HERE
Cristine Redmond – http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com/
Christi Snow – http://www.alteredambitions.blogspot.com/
Brenda Smith – http://theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com/
Eva Dobilas – http://evafromca.blogspot.com/
Jeannie DeGruccio – http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/
Lisa Henke – http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Natalie Dever – http://dougnat.blogspot.com/
Unity Stamp Company – http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/


164 thoughts on “{10.8.2011} unity + authentique = a smile

  1. Well looking at your beautiful cards sold them to me. Lovely! I would have never put a dress form with Halloween but it works. Thanks for letting me participate in the blog hop!

  2. Card made with the Splendid Collection is my favorite….don’t know why….but just love it!!

    Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Every single one of these cards is amazing, Lisa! I LOVE how you showed off the versatility of those stamps by using them for three completely different occasions. Just fabulous!!

  4. I love your cards, especially the halloween one! I love how you used a non-spooky stamp and made it work for the card!

  5. I love the cards…beautiful the way you have used the same stamp (and what a great one!) to make such different cards!!

  6. Love that the same stamp can be used for any occasion. Love the added spider in the Halloween card

  7. Wow, Lisa, these are great samples using the same stamp!! Love that you have used it on cards for different occasions. Very versatile & a Wonderful job!! Love the cards!!

  8. Girlie, you are blowing me away with these cards!!! I am amazed how you used all the papers with the one stamp and they are all just go so well together!

  9. Wow, I love dress forms and love how you have made it work in each card. These are so unique and gorgeous!! 🙂

  10. Oh Lisa!!! Your cards are just over the top AWESOME! Love the stamps you used and they go perfect with the papers! Thanks for always inspiring me with your creative MOJO!

  11. Awesome cards! I love that you used that beautiful dress form in different ways to show the versatility! Love that! They are really very pretty!

  12. That dress form is on my wish list! SO HAPPY that you showcased it :0) Great inspiration for each of the upcoming seasons – this stamp (along with the papers) is a must have now! LOL!!

  13. How fun that you made all those unique and pretty cards using the same stamp set! Beautiful paper choices!

  14. I never would have thought to use a dress form stamp on a halloween card. What a great idea! Talk about thinking outside the box.

  15. I really enjoy how you used a stamp in different ways. A dressform stamp makes me think of girly or glitzy, but you showed how it can be used even for Christmas! As I always say, one’s own imagination is their own limitation. Great job on your cards! Also, I’m your newest follower!


  16. Your ideas are so creative and unique! Never would I have thought to do a Hall0ween card with a dress form….. LOVE it!

  17. Cute, Cute, Cute. Love how each card uses the same stamp but each has such a totoally different look to it.

  18. Wow – love the variety of ways you used that dress form stamp! Very creative for sure. And the papers are so pretty!

  19. Such lovely cards. Awesome how the spider is haning from the dress form, but my favorite is the last. Gorgeous!

  20. so, so beautiful, Lisa. love that you showcase that stamp in three different styles…you’re so creative!

  21. Great cards. I am especially fond of the one made with the Wonder Collection. Clever use of the dress form on each of the cards.

  22. I love how you show how versitile one stamp image can be! Thank you so much for the ideas and how to be more open with each image!

  23. Gorgeous cards! Very creative of you to apply the stamps for Halloween and X’mas theme. 🙂

  24. Oh Lisa – I love these cards! That dress form is just gorgeous and I love how you have shown so many different ways to use it – very creative!

  25. You are the master at mixing patterned papers! These are all spectacular cards and I love how you show how the dress form looks so different with the papers. You are awesome!

  26. How amazing that one simple image can be used in so many different ways. Love how you switched out the colors and styles to show it off!

  27. Wow, what a feast of goodness! I love all the different ways you used the dress form image. And yes, I do think dress forms are a little spooky. 😛

  28. Wowie kazowie! What an amazing assortment of creations…yes, WOW! You made three different style cards and surely showcased the papers and stamps magnificently! I love the itty bitty…on my my ‘wish list’! Thanks for inspiring Lisa!

  29. These cards are beautiful. Love Authentique and love Unity. What a great combination. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Love that dress form image and the way you made all those holiday cards. The Halloween Spooky card is so cute! Never would have thought to use a dress form on that one but it works!

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