Thursday, January 24, 2013

Liz Hicks Studios for Unity Stamp Co.

Deep breath...

I have to catch myself because this is kind of awesome to see my designs come to life. These stamps have been in the works for a while so I am so happy to finally see them go public!

It's no surprise that Unity Stamp Co. is dear to my heart. Although Angela and I had met before at a trade show, we truly connected when we were both campers at Brave Girls Camp.We didn't know anyone as we got on the bus and headed into the mountains. For some reason we clung to each other, even though we didn't know each other well... it was enough to feel safe as we started this journey together. When I needed some quick stamps for a class that I was teaching, Angela came to the rescue... from there we have been building up some designs of mine to create into these unique 4x6 format stamps.

WHY4x6? 

Well that was my idea in hopes that it would appeal to all sorts of crafters. Anything that I create needs to be useful and versatile... If it can't be used for multiple types of crafting then it will most likely sit on your shelf and never be used. As a frugal crafter myself, I watch my pennies as I spend them on crafting supplies and always make sure that I can get the biggest bang for my buck, so my hopes is that this 4x6 size will appeal to cardmakers, stampers, ATC enthusiast, jewelry makers, mixed media artists, art journalers, scrapbookers, art quilters... and well anyone else that may enjoy these designs. The theme is that regardless of any type of crafting that you enjoy, these stamps should work for you.


 $1 of every sale will go to the Full Circle Exchange to assist Melody Ross with her to bring awareness to human trafficking.

And in the spirit of our friendship, Angela, Melody and I have teamed up to give $1 of each purchase from Unity this weekend to Full Circle Exchange which is an organization that is helping empower and rehabilitate women with skill sets to help them further their life through creativity. Melody just came back from a trip to the Philippines where they worked with women in prostitution to help empower them and  give them the confidence and skill sets to further themselves and to pursue other careers. I can't imagine a better gift to be able to give someone.

Collage of Digits


 Dinged Dots


 Letterpress Numbers


I.Kat

Buy these stamps right here. On sale for only $8.99 this weekend!


Besides these four background stamps I also have an awesome alphabet set available. This set is a solid modeled times new roman style font with a book print distress. The letters are about 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch tall so they are perfect for any style of crafting.



So I have a few projects to share using the background stamps as well as the alphabet stamps. I thought it might be fun to have a launch party this weekend so that I can tell you a little more about my inspiration behind the designs as well as some of the other concepts that I am working on for future designs. So if you are game... join me this week as we introduce these 4 new designs to the Liz Hicks Artisan Collection of Unity Stamp Co.  From today through next week I will be sharing some fun projects using these stamps. Since this is a party... we need to have a little something to celebrate, so how about a giveaway? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to give away some of my favorite inks. It is no surprise that I LOVE CLEARSNAP inks.. and they just came out with a brand new set of Crafter's Inks that I used in every single project with these stamps. This weekend I will also introduce you to the many fun effects that you can get with these water soluble permanent inks... Yes you heard me right... water soluble AND permanent... it is the perfect match. And of course... we will be giving away one of each stamp to 4 people... that is a total of 6 prizes up for grabs!




So to enter into the giveaways simply use the widget below to enter. You can enter as many times as you are allowed and you may share it too. The winner will be randomly picked and chosen on 2/1/2013 and announced later that day. We will be having a fun week of inspiration on different ways to use these new stamps as well as some fun and amazing techniques using these new ink pads from Clearsnap.




So join the fun, be inspired, create art and do it all with your heart for a good cause... We are going to have a blast.

~Liz Hicks 

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  2. I love making cards and mix media art and these stamps will work awesome for making art.

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  3. I make cards, scrapbook, and create home decor type projects...these stamps would be awesome for any and all of these types of projects....thank you for the chance to win and congratulations on your new adventure with Unity!!!

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  5. I am a mixed media artist... i stamp and paint everything! for got to write that on the last post! xxoo

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  6. I love to scrapbook, but art journaling is my current passion. These stamps are perfect for creating backgrounds for either art form!!

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  7. I do card making and mixed media assemblage type stuff. These stamps could easily move from one to the other with ease! I love the size! Congratulations, Liz! This is exciting!

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  8. Scrapbooking, cardmaking, some mixed media & home decor. Love being crafty and making gifts for friends and family! Love your stamps! And that is so awesome that you are working with Full Circle Exchange!

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  9. Hi Liz....I do all sorts from scrapbooking to mixed media, canvas art.....you name it! Love the products! Congrats on the new line!! Just beautiful...

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  10. I love so many different kinds of paper crafting...scrapbooking, making cards, Project Life and altered items. Recently I've gotten into mixed media! So much fun!

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  11. I love all types of art, but lately using stencils with a gelli plate are fun, fun, fun. I do love to art journal and have taken many classes to expand my art education. LOVE IT ALL!!! Love your new stamps, have to stop by Unity right away.

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  12. I'm in LOVE with your stamps Liz!!! You're right, they are perfect for so many projects. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Plus, I'm very intrigued with this water soluble permanent ink. Sounds like a good one to use in my collages.

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  13. OMG -- these are AMAZING!!! LOVE THEM! I know I could put them to good use! Will be stopping by Unity! Congrats!!!

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  14. LOVE the alphas (I'm an alpha freak!!) :) Congrats to you sweet friend!!!

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  15. Firstly, I want to thank you for making crafting affordable being that it is considered a priority for me as well. Secondly, I want to congratulate you that your designs have taken flight! You have every right to feel good about that! I think the stamps are great and I would mostly use them for background stamps on a mixed media type card or in an art journal.

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  16. Love these stamps. I scrapbook,home decorations, make cards and love making gifts and party decorations. These stamps would be great for all the crafting I do.

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  17. I scrapbook and make cards, and these stamps are perfect for both of those things. I was so excited to see this release from Unity today!

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  18. Cute cute cute, and I do a ton of cards so this is perfect for making background papers and images for different items.

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  19. Great stamps! Excited to see them at Unity!

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  20. Awesome stamps! I mainly make cards. Can't wait to see your ideas!

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  21. Love the stamps. I am a cardmaker! So I would use them and share with my few crafty friends. Especially like the I.Kat background. Thanks for the chance at your generous giveaway!

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  22. I love to stamp & scrapbook...and I collect ALL KINDS of stamps to use!! misc back-groundy stamps are always good...for creating your own patterned papers, for embellishing a mat or frame, or for "distressing" existing papers to more suit your style or the pics! These would be so much fun to win! :)

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  23. I enjoy card making and scrapbooking. Love the background stamps, especially the Dinged Dots! Bless you and your good works to help empower women!

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  24. Liz, Congratulations on Being Brave and Moving Forward on Your Journey. Your excitement is contagious in this post and I share your enthusiasm. This is an amazing way to spend the weekend and a fabulous gesture of generosity to donate to such a wonderful cause. I look forward to seeing your creations with these Bodacious Stamps. I truly love all types of crafting and could see myself making mixed media art, home decor, altered art, upcycling crafts, cards, and more with each of these stamps. I might even consider using the stamps to create wonderful patterns on my walls of my DREAM Craft Room (when I move out of this laundry room/office/storage closet/craft room...LOL). I can envision it now: A few splashes of I.Kat and Dinged Dots in one of the high corners of a wall, slowly fading as they move downward and towards the center of the wall. A window framed with LetterPress Numbers, and a wall decor piece (mixed media, most likely) with fun and random stampings using Collage of Digits. Oh, and maybe Rebecca Daniels wouldn't mind me "lifting" her Clock Creation that I loved soooo much during her GIU week. I could mimic that using the Collage of Digits, too. See, now these darling designs have inspired me to ramble on....LOL! Happy to meet you and will be peeking in often! :O)

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  25. These would be great for my card making & mixed media art journals!

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  26. I love to make cards, scrapbook and make home decor items. :)

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  27. I make cards and i do altered abjects and mixed media. These are awesome stamps to add fabulous testure and dimension to any of my projects. Love'em. And love the cause they are supporting.

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  28. this will be great for cards and mixed media...oh and art journals, too!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. So excited for you Liz...I love the packaging design and I personally know how fabulous these stamps are!!!!!

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  30. I love making cards. These stamps are perfect. Thanks for the chance

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  31. I love it all! Scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered items, art journalling, & really getting into mixed media canvas lately! I am delighted with your new designs because I LOVE background stamps..looking forward to where your creativity takes us next!!

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  32. I'm into art journaling and mixed media so these would be perfect!!
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  33. first off a huge congrats to you and to unity for you!! i can SOOOO feel your excitement!!

    you asked what kind of crafter are you... well i am a crafter. i love it all

    i enjoy scrapbooking but am so much more into making art journal pages and canvas art. though i will admit that my walls are getting kind of full!!!

    i also teach a great group of ladies once a month and am well known for sharing my stamps. these would be such an addition to my collection! they would fit in nicely both on my desk and in class!

    thank you for the chance to play and win! my fingers are crossed!

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  34. Noticed your new stamps on Unity. Gotta have these fabulous backgrounds. Love how artsy they are!

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  35. I love making cards and layouts when I have time.

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  36. I'm a card maker. Love all kinds of stamps! These designs look very versatile.
    DeniseB
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  37. oh wow I love these stamps! I am a versatile crafter. lol..I do scrapbooking (my main passion!), tags, cards, altered art, mixed media...if it involves stamps, ink, or paint I do it! Thank you for the chance to win!

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