Friday, August 29, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover!! {& Winners!}

I don't know about you but I had the best time yesterday and last night Hip Hoppin' with all the Unity peeps!! I have to say the best part was getting to give away all those goodies, that was a blast!! I can't beleive it took y'all so long to guess my favorite stamp's Beach Day, for future reference;)

I made this card using the Unity single called "So & So Loves...", isn't it cute as can be? I am totally NOT a heart person, I hate hearts, I hate heart candy, jewelry, everything...but this little stamp is turning the tide for husband will just die when I give him this. He freaked out over the Anniversary card I made him that had a heart on it...this will really send him over the edge, lol!!

Now for the winners of my blog candy.......................I'm late, I know, I'm sorry, we are having BLT's for lunch at work and I couldnt resist:)

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Timestamp: 2008-08-29 16:22:07 UTC

Kerry A said...
Love those flowers!!! Congratulations on all the blog hits! Can't wait to see your eye candy on Hip Hop Thursday! (
August 25, 2008 11:27 AM

Dawn K. said...
what a generous gift! I just love your cards and am glad I found your blog.

Thank you everyone!! I feel so blessed and lucky to have so many *friends*!!

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I know we'll be at Busch Gardens this weekend, can't wait!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday....You've Reached The End!!!

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Timestamp: 2008-08-29 00:35:50 UTC
Mel (scs- mahloumel) said... aaaaaaaaaaahhhhh aaaahhhhhhhh!!!! major adrenaline rush from the awesome stampy goodness culminating in beauty shopaholic projects and CANDY!!!!!!!! what a fun way to kick off a thursday!!!August 28, 2008 11:41 AM
It's Hop Hop Thursday and you are not going to believe what I am about to tell you!!!!!!

There are so many specials for you, you probably should be sitting before you read them, hehe:)

ONE PENNY for Trifle Sentiments with orders OVER $20.00 {before shipping} ONE SET PER ORDER!


Present from "It's a Party" - $4.00

Dazzling Departure Butterfly from BUTTERFLY Beauty - $2.50

Cheery Santa from Holiday Cheer - $4.00

Vintage Emblems from Vintage Blue Bells - $2.50

Slim Vase from Bouquest of Blessings - $3.00

NEW RELEASE SINGLE is "Sweet ZZZ's" by Jessica Rose - $5.00

Also, if you are placing your FIRST ORDER with Unity Stamp Company you get a FREE "So & So Loves...." You need to write "FIRST ORDER" in the discount area at the bottom of the page when you order!

Also as an ADDED BONUS just this week, every order will have one of our MYSTERY SURPRISE Stamps in their box with EVERY ORDER on HIP HOP THURSDAY!!!!

Just our way of SAYING THANK YOU for continued support of Unity!

And if you are here from the Blog Hop fun then you know this is the last stop and the place for a chance at the BLOG CANDY!!

Post a comment on this post and you are eligible to win the Shopaholic Kit!! The random winner will be announced TONIGHT in the Unity Hip Hop forum on SCS.
*Please leave an email addy or SCS id so I can contact you if you win*

Those of you that have yet to do the Blog Hop......START don't want to miss any of the fabulous EYE CANDY those other dt girls have created!!

Now for your Unity Inspiration:

This is for the SCS Sketch Challenge and the Technique Challenge this week using the Shopaholic Kit:
I made this for myself to put on my desk to remind me why I am at work:

This card is for this weeks SCS Color Challenge. I used the August Kit of The Month, Remember Happiness. You still have a few more day sot order this kit and then it is gone forever!Thank you for Hopping by and be sure to hang with us in the Unity SCS Hip Hop Forum for tons of contests and giveaways. Angela, is giving away over $300.00 worth of Unity goodies!!! Yes I said $300.00!

*dont forget about more blog candy 2 posts back in my shopping bag;)

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Today my one and only nephew, Ryan, is one year old!

I can't believe it, time really flies!!

I made him this card. His present will be there today but this card might be a couple of days late, sorry Ryan!!
Here he is a year ago today, all pink and brand new:

And here he is about a month ago running wild!!
(sorry, mom, about your leg, I know you'll be mad at me but it looks pretty good to me, hehe)

Ryan, I love you so much and miss you. I hope you have a fun, perfect day!!

Don't forget about my shopping bag overflowing with blog candy for you!!

I had to come back to add that I was awarded by Jess on her blog: My Sanity Depends on Stamping!

Here are the rules for accepting this wonderful blog award:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from (see the link above)
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

I herby nominate:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

HUGE Blog Candy in My Shopping Bag!

At some point in my blogging I passed 20,000 visitors and that is HUGE to me!!

As a thank you to all of my visitors I have some awesome blog candy in my shopping bag here...

First I have the Creepy Cuttlebug Dies and the Spiderweb EmbossingFolder along with some flowery embossing thingys that I have never used and dont know what they are called:

Second, I have more Prima flowers than you will ever use in your stamping life!!!
There are tiny Primas and HUGE-mongous Primas, shiny ones, glittery one, polka-dotted ones and some covered in snow! I would guess there are several hundred here. {The ziploc and the tin are full of mixed varieties, all the really big ones are in the tin.} Just leave a comment and I will pick 2 winners on FRIDAY, August 29th at 12:00pm EST!
{had to change this to the 29th because Thursday is Hip Hop Thursday, sorry...}

Also, please leave your contact info if it isnt in your Blogger profile, thanks!

Thanks {ALWAYS} for visiting!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday!!

It's Thursday and you know what that means?

It is *Hip Hop* Day at Unity Stamp Company so there are special sales and a Blog Hop with a prize at the end!

Today all orders from Unity are 10% off!
Use the code "HIPHOP" all caps.

Today there is a new Unity single released! It's one that lots of you have been asking for!!
You can see it: HERE

Oh and this cool stamp is only ONE PENNY today!! Yes, I said ONE PENNY! Limit 1 per order, please.

You can check out Miss Jen Buck's blog for a project using this stamp!

In the Unity SCS Forum you can post your projects using Unity stamps to participate in the SCS Challenges and win prizes that way too! (We will have a special thread set up so look for that)

And your next stop on the blog hop is Brooke's Blog!! OMG you are so lucky to get to hop over to this chicks blog, she is the best!!! Have fun and tell her I said "Whateva!!"

It's my Anniversary today...I made this card for Mike using the August KOTM and for this weeks SCS color challenge.
I certainly hope he doesn't get any ideas about camping from this card! He talks about it a lot and it makes me very nervous...
I think that I need a stamp that goes with this to say "If the camper's a rockin' don't" know the rest, lol! That would fit this card perfectly for me;)I have a husband that does everything for me, he does all the dishes, changes the bed sheets every single Sunday, has never even had a "honey-do" list because he has never left anything undone...he loves my shopping habit, my stamping habit and my grumpiness too! He loves my friends, even loves my few extra pounds that have found me lately. He loves our daughter and I to the death...

I can't say I dont deserve him though because I really had an awful life before he came into it. I went through things that are unspeakable and untypeable. I believe I went through all I did so that I could have a wonderful "rest of my life" with this wonderful man and so I would appreciate him. I don't think he reads my blog but if he does then I want to tell him that I love him and I am so thankful that he came into my life.

Enjoy the Blog Hop and I hope you win some Unity goodies today!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stamping Just Because...

my husband told me to! LOL

Yes, my husband told me to cheer myself up and get in a better mood. He's so smart because it worked!

I got some new Papertrey Ink goodies yesterday so I tried them out: This card was inspired by my friend Kim and her simple style of stamping and her love of Papertrey Ink!

The stamp set is Floral Frenzy and all the cardstock and paper is from Papertrey Ink. The ink is PTI's Lavendar Moon and Plum Pudding mixed with a little Kiwi Kiss.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday!

It's HIP HOP THURSDAY, didn't you know????
And there is blog candy involved and a sale, too!!
The Hop starts at Angela's Unity Blog {everyone should be all linked up by 10:00 am CST}, if you haven't done so, start there (I don't want you to miss anything!) and then follow the links for lots of fun and inspiration!!
The sale is at the Unity website and today all orders are 10% off!!
If you want to participate in any of the SCS Challenges using your Unity stamps, there will be 3 random Winners chosen out of those participants. All you have to do is link your card to this thread: Hip Hop Thread

Now HOP ON OVER to Wendy's Blog: She's Gone Crafty! She may be the one!?!?

I made this card for the SCS Color Challenge this week (CC179). I used the Unity Kit Floral Fantastical.
Thanks for hopping by!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bridal Shower Gift

Wanna know something great about being a stamper?

Chances are when you need a gift for someone and have no money to buy one you have something in your handy dandy craft closet that will work just fine;)

I have 2 of these sets of coasters that I thought i'd use on a rainy day and you know what?? It's actually raining right now so I think this worked out fine.
I made this gift for a co-worker of mine. She is getting married on the 23rd (here are her wedding invites I made) and she loves red so I think they'll do.

We are going out to eat tonight at Smithfield Station and I am so excited!! My boss is the coolest boss ever. Here's the deal, we asked him if we could have a shower for her in the Board Room after work one day and he said "Why don't y'all go out somewhere nice with my credit card?"...Ummmm...ok!! This should be a fun night:)

I used my all time favorite stamp, Roses in Winter, to make these coasters and a verse I thought was appropriate for newleyweds. Great thing is that if she gets tired of them I can stamp something else for her to put in them!

Tomorrow is Unity Hip Hop Day here on my blog and all the Design Team members blogs so watch out!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Stampin' Up! New Catalog! & Specials!!


The new Stampin' Up! catalog is online now and it is sooooooooooooo beautimus!

Check it out: Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog

Check out this sale: 15% Off Select Stamps

Oh and these great sign-up promotions: $99 Special

And I always offer a great discount on top of SU!'s specials on any orders so feel free to email me anytime for your SU! fix!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

SFYTT ~ Copic Coloring with Bic Markers

This card is for this weeks Sketch For You To Try. I don't play it often so I don't know if it usually has a number but I didnt see one so we wont worry about it;)

To color this tree I used my Bic Markers from Target and shaded them just like you would with Copic markers. They were $11.00 for like 36 of them, can't beat that and the results are pretty good to me, well, good enough for me anyway;)

Here is a tutorial for coloring with thes types of markers: Bic Marker Tutorial

I used the kit from Unity Stamp Company called Eco Chic, love it:), and the background called Tres Chic from SU!
DP is from Basic Grey and solid cs is from SU!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Unity Inspiration Friday

In honor of Erin/stampininthesun being the Unity Stamp Company August Guest Designer we would like you to pick something from her gallery to CASE!!

Just change up at least one thing on the card- stamps, colors, embellies, whatever is easiest and post your card or project on your blog or galler for us to see!!

Link them up here, I would LOVE to see them!!

The SCS keyword for this challenge is: UIC12

Here is Erin's SCS gallery: stampininthesun

I CASEd Erin's 1st card uploaded to her SCS gallery: 1st Upload

Hope you'll join us in this challenge!!

My card was also a birthday card for a fabulous Unity fan, Jess (jezirus). She is so sweet and super talented!!

Check out what the rest of the Unity Design Team is up to for this challenge:
Heather B
Heather M

And have a FABULOUS Day!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Do Shop You Know!

So I really should share with y'all when I buy stuff. I mean, afterall, shopping really is my 1st love...

So today I got an email from

I have never bought anything from them that I know of but somehow, by the grace of God, I am on their email list!!

The email said they have the new Cuttlebug products in stock and they were shipping them today!!

So how could I resist??

I got:
And like I said, their site says these are in stock and shipping now!
I cant wait to get them, it sais 2-5 business days, woohoo!!

Oh, also Rachel and I went to TJ Maxx today after I got home from work and they had tons and tons of stuff from American Eagle! Rachle got some t-shirts for $7.99 that are normally $22.50 at AE! Good deals!

Thanks for stopping by and i'll be back on Thursday with a card!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sunday Stamping

I finally got time tonight to sit down and stamp something! Eveyone is done bothering me and they are all doing their own thing, it's nice and quiet in this part of the house. The only thing I can hear is the football game on my tv right now and that is a sound I love to hear!!

Since it has been so long I thought i'd start simply and use some of the new SU! In Colors as my inspiration. I also wanted to use stamps I havent used yet.
The colors here are Kiwi Kiss and Red Riding Hood Red. This color combo feels very "Fally" to me and with the sunburn on my face (BAD Jimmi!!) it is nice to think of cooler weather, lol.

I used the Unity Kit Tiny Trinity and a saying from another kit called A Mix Up of Cuteness.

Thanks for stopping by!!