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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Growing in Unity...Summertime Trees

Wow, has this week flown by or what?  Today is Unity's Hip Hop...have you see the AMAZING creations by the Design Team using Unity + Graphic45?!!!  You've got to see it all...visit the Unity blog for the DT hop...you won't be sorry!

Did you realize that for Growing in Unity this week, the random winner could pick any one of these stamps sets from Unity...Margarita Moments....or Which Direction....or Berry Good Life...or Grow Yourself Extraordinary...how awesome is that?!!!

For today's Growing in Unity, I have altered a pail.  It's for a friend's daughter, it's her birthday and I have some fun jewelry to place inside. I filled it up with white confetti for now, to try to prevent the glare from the camera. Since it's 'summertime', I thought I'd use my favorite Unity trees and papers from
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Here's the lid:

Here's the tag:

Here's a view of all angles of the pail:

I did a LOT of paper piecing on this and the paper strip was almost 14 inches long...the bottom 'chick's border' is from the Cosmo Cricket paper strips, I cut
grass into it and then adhered it to the paper pieced tree scene. Here's what it looked like before I put in inside the pail (just a quick observation from me...do the Hackle Berry Point Trees look like pickles?...heehee, I used some misc SU papers on those):

Stamps:  Unity Wood Slides: Oaky Doke Tree, Burberry Tree, Hackle Berry Point Tree, Shurberry Tree, Shade Tree; bird and 'sunshine' from Flirty Flower set
C/S: Cosmo Cricker Garden Variety papers and stickers; misc SU DSP
 
And one last thing for today...I HAVE AN EXTRA UNITY SET OF MY OWN TO GIVEAWAY...
Time for Travel:
I will pick a random winner for this set from TODAY'S comments and will announce the winner on Saturday!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my Growing in Unity today!  Have a sunshine of a day!

29 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is just one awesome pail! I just love the stamps, colors, and your creative touch on this fun pail! Please don't add me to this giveaway. I love this set, but already have it.

Brooke said...

wow!! this is SO ADORABLE!! you did a TON of paper piecing and it turned out FAB!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! This pail is super cute! I love the trees! I need to start using those stamps:) What detail--WOWZA!! I love paper piecing:) Great project:)

And look at that fab fab stamp set--note to self:: must have! I could totally use it on my new LO for our vacation!! Super sweet of you to have a giveaway:)

Lisa said...

This is awesome!!!! Fabulous paper piecing!!

Sweetieshop said...

Amazing! Your friend's daughter will love this! and i know what you mean about the trees - they do sorta look like pickles hehe!

Maria Levine said...

WOW, this is awesome!!! Fabulous job!!!

Katy said...

The pail is AMAZING, Jen! I love those trees and the paper you used. Great job!

FibreJunky said...

That is just adorable!! What a great gift. And yes, they do kinda look like pickles!

Bogner's said...

Wow Jen, All that paper piecing sure looks like you put a LOT of work into this cute little pail! Since you mentioned it, the skinny trees DO look like pickles! Such a cute gift!

Angie Blom said...

WOWsers.. this is totally awesome Jen.. LOVE.LOVE it!! so creative . I don't think they look like pickles though. love it!!

Jenn said...

HOLY COW! THAT PAIL IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Whoa! That is seriously one of the most FANTABULOUS creations I have ever seen, Jen!!! YGG! Wow! I am addicted to Unity trees, and you have showcased so many faves on this project. It is amazing, as are you!
I'll be back to catch up more - apparently I've been living under a rock, because I had no idea this was your Growing In Unity week!
((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))

Julie Ranae said...

OMGoodness, Jen!
Each time I visit for GIU to see what's next, you TOP your last project : ) What a wonderful gift!

My Angel said...

Fabulous!! Love all the detail!! You did an awesome job on your paper piecing!!

stampjourney said...

Absolutely fab! Your friend's daughter will love it, I'm sure! Great job with using paper piecing in such a fun and creative way!

Suzi said...

WOW!! That pail is great!! Those chicks are super-duper cute!

Regina said...

Such a cute pail -- love all the detail! I really HAVE to learn more about paper piecing (which I have sometimes referred to as paper piercing - eeks) - love the look of it.

Love that you're having a giveaway - very exciting!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Hey! I came over to congratulate you on your top pick at TPDCC. So Congrats. This paid is awesome too. Can't believe all the paper piecing. It's awesome. Been out of town alot and not able to blog hop much. I've missed your creations. Have a good one!

jennifer mitten said...

Jen,

What a great project - all the other little partygoers will be eyeing this little pail with envy. Great job!

Jenny said...

Awesome. Love this. Sooo neat!! Great great project!! :) :) :) :) :) have a great weekend!!!

Donna said...

This is just adorable! Love the chicks along the bottom. I love it!

Emily said...

I just love your creation! Super cool and very eye-catching.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow!!!! This is stunning Jen! You are so creative! LOVE all the hard work you put into this - it really shows!

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is amazing! i love these little pails, you decorated it beautifully.

lynn said...

wonderful project today, jen! love it-tfs!

Tanya said...

Wow!!! Your pail is gorgeous!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

OMGoodness, I can't believe all the layers and how fabulous this turned out!!! Eeeek.

lisa a.

Carol said...

Unbelievable! That pail is so adorable!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Carol B
www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

Jennine Chambers said...

OMG!!! I absolutely love this! I have one of the pails just waiting to be used... for the past 2 years now. I am so going to try and make this!!!