Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge #12 {a day late!}

I am a day late posting the Friday Fun Challenge. If you saw my blog yesterday you'll see why...I was kinda busy shopping and sleeping!!
So here it is!
This week our challenge is a sketch created by Katherine.
Here's her sketch:
Here is the card I made for it:
I used the Unity stamp called Christmas List and paper and embellishments by Stampin' Up!
Check out the other girls cards on their blogs:

I'm off to a Big Craft Bazzar today, maybe i'll get some ideas for the Craft Fair I am supposed to be in 2 weeks from now...yeah, I have nothing prepared!!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday ~ Total SUCCESS!

First of all...we are normally 3 hot chicks...but it was 3:45am and FREEZING! So, excuse the crazy strained faces...though Sherry is looking pretty darn good...

So, today is my favorite day of the year and here is how it went:

We left my house at 3:15am and headed to the Mall to go to JcPenney. Got to JcPenney and there were tons of people lined up outside, I love that part, so exciting. But we waited in the car to look over our lists and the ads and get ready until it was closer to 4am because we didnt want to carry our jackets, though I did anyway and was mad but oh well, you live and learn;)

Here we are before we went in:

At JcPenney I got some FAB deals! I got a wool/cashmere blend coat for $40 for myself and some $100 boots for $35! And some sweaters for Rachel and jeans for Mike...GREAT deals were to be found at JcPenney..that reciept says I saved "$296.27" and I only spent $140.42!

Then we went to WalMart because my sister in Italy had a long list for my nieces that Auntie had to come through with. I am proud to say that with the help of Sherry and Tiffany we got EVERYTHING on her list and there were some WILD women trying to stand in our way. While in WalMart I had a slight panic attack while I was stuck in the aisle by electronics for 20 minutes without moving....my face was all read and I felt faint and the lady next to me said "are you ok??" and I said "no, I need to get out of her NOW!" and people suddenly started moving!

Next it was to Target, they opened at 6am (lame!) so we waited in the car for them to open and went in and I got the Wii for a co-worker that asked me to get one for him, I got my Guitar Hero single guitar, some dvd's and a few toys for the nieces.

Next we ran to our FAVORITE store, New York and Company!! We all had our coupons in hand and were looking for our free watch (omg, it's so cute!)! We all got some new sweaters and pants and jewelry...of course as our reward for all of our shopping for others, right?? My receipt says I saved "$175.92" and I only spent $84.69!

Then we had to have breakfast so we went to Chic-Fil-A and relaxed and recharged!

Next we hit Shoe Carnival for some Clark's shoes for Mike that were on sale from $89.00 to $39.00 before noon and I accidentally got a pair of black pumps for only $14.98.....that's almost free!

Finally we went to Kohl's just to see what they had and I got some great deals on dress socks for me and little short socks for Rachel and the Levi's were on sale so I got some of those for Mike and some clothes for my nephew.

Here is the car after all was said and done:
(this is the back of a GMC Acadia with the 3rd row seat down...that sucker is FULL!)
I'd say that was a succesful day, wouldnt you????????????????

I love this holiday, it's the best ever!! I so cannot wait for next year!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for ALL of you, my wonderful, beautiful family, my warm home, my safe job, this wonderful stamping hobby that found me 3 years ago and SO much more!!
Have a wonderful day!
{my song today is for all of you!}

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hip Hop Into the Holidays!!

Hip Hop everyone!!!!!!!!

I am so THANKFUL you decided to stop by from
Robyn's FABULOUS blog today!!

Today I have a little gifty thing you could make that is QUICK and easy!

I went from this: To this:
In less than 30 minutes!!! As Jen would say, Shut Up It's True!!

I used Jesus is the Reason for both creations and just some punches and pretty paper and ribbon and voila!

Wanna know something cool?? Through Friday all Unity Stamp Company orders are 20% off! Now that's a Black Friday sale everyone will love!!

Speaking of Black Friday (the BEST day ever), who else is going to join me in the shopping madness??? I was just looking over some of the ads online and I am really scared over here...I am afraid I am going to go NUTSO, SHOPPING CRAZY!! There is so much I want, I need, I have to have....WISH ME LUCK...I feel faint just thinking about it!!!

At this time of Thanksgiving I really want to say...before you leave...how THANKFUL I am for all of you and all of the friends I have made because of stamping and Unity and this blog, it is so wonderful and I feel so blessed, thankful and loved!! Don't we all have so much to be thank ful for??

Now Hop on over to
Laura's Blog before you make me cry;)!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tagged by Lindsay!

I was tagged by Lindsay, isn't she awesome?? I actually like to be tagged, I'm just wierd like that;)
Here are the rules:
7 Random/Wierd Facts About Me:
1. Some noises make me gag...yes gag and almost throw up. Like just now I was using the tape gun at work and it made an awful high-pitched squeel and I gagged...in front of my boss.

2. I am not a baby person, I am a dog person. Babies don't even like me, they cry EVERY time I hold them. Except of course my nieces, Madison and Cadence, Payton I have never met but I am sure she'll love me, my nephew cries when I hold him...

3. I get such a huge shopping high that people think I am drunk, true story! Saturday, went shopping at Kohls, picked up Rachel and her friend from the movies, friend says "Rachel, is your mom drunk?"...Rachel said "no, she just went shopping, she gets like this!".

4. Speaking of shopping, I love Black Friday shopping and will get up at 2am but can't get up at 7am to go to work.

5. I have only changed maybe 10 diapers in my whole life and yes I have a 16 year old and neices and a nephew...thank God I lived with my mom and dad when Rachel wore diapers;)

6. My bedroom is a WRECK! I won't even let my closest friends see it, it's so bad. I have clothes covering every inch of everything in my room...my husband can't stand it and sometimes will hold out on..."you know what" until I clean it...(tmi??)
7. I talk to my dog, Tara, every morning all morning long and ask her what I should wear, what shoes to wear, what I should make for dinner and she definitely answers me in my head!

Still love me??

Now to tag some unsuspecting victims.......
Sherry
Now for the HIP HOP news!!
Hip Hop is TOMORROW! NOT THURSDAY SINCE THAT IS THANKSGIVING!!!
DON'T MISS IT, IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME, AS ALWAYS!!




Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge #11 & A Hip Hop Hangover!

(EEK!!, do you see my cute new Christmas banner that Veronica made me?????)

It's Friday Fun time and Hip Hop Hangover Day - all in one!!!!!!!

This week our Hostess is Sherry!
She challenged us and YOU to make a Thank You card.

My card uses the cute birdies from the August Kit of the Month, which you can still get;)

Please play along with us, we would love to see what you make!!! Use keyword FFC11 if you upload to the SCS gallery or link your blog here for me to see!

CHECK OUT THE OTHER GIRLS CARDS:

Sherry: Working and Stamping
Today is also the day after Hip Hop and with all the fun that is had there, you always have a hangover to show for it, I GOOD one though!
Later today Angela, the Head Unity chick, will post the blogs of everyone with a Hip Hop Hangover and there will be tons of eye candy to see!! Check out her blog today for her post and to see if there are any leftover Hip Hop specials from yesterday...I think there are;)
OMG and it snowed here this morning...WHAT??? I SO do not like snow in any way shape or form and I actually made me nauseous when I saw it...so pray that it gets warmer here, and FAST or I'll be headed South!
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hip Hoppin' New Releases!

Hip Hop everyone!!!!!
Thanks for hopping over from Inky Jeanne's blog!! If you are just starting here, be sure to start at Angela's blog to see ALL the new releases and specials for today!!

Don't you love Thursdays????? I know I do especially this Thursday because I have an adorable new stamp so show you!
This little guy is from the kit called: SnowOne Like You!
I think I am totally in love with his adorableness!!!
I used this weeks SCS Color Challenge (again) for this card.
This is a release from a few weeks ago that I love called Trinity Trio! I think this is one of my favorite stamps ever..until another one becomes my favorite ever, lol!

For this card I used the Sparkly Stained Glass technique from SCS. This was so much fun to do and I almost never do techniques, but I like sparkly things so I couldn't resist:) If you could see this in person the sparkliness would blind you, hehe! I used this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge for this card!
Now it's time to Hop on over to Brooke's blog! I can't wait for you to see what fabulousness she has created for you today!!

Join me and the whole Unity Design Team and family in the Unity SCS Hip Hop Forum today from 11:00am EST thru Midnight!! There will be lots of laughs and giveaways, too!!

See you there!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SCS Color Challenge #193

Oh how I love kraft kardstock, let me count the ways, lol:)

I do love kraft, it is just perfect with every color on the planet so today's Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was one I had to do right away, like on the actual day of the challenge and not days later!!
The stamps I used are Everlasting Romance and Wait for the Lord, both from Unity Stamp Company. The Kraft cardstock I use is from Papertrey Ink and is awesome and comes in a pack of 50!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back Thursday for the Unity Blog Hop!!
See you then!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

VSN Weekend Issue #2

These are the rest of my VSN cards!!

The first one is from MY challenge. The Sights, Sounds and Colors of the Moulin Rouge!

This is for Maren's Challenge: NOV08VSNR
NOV08VSNL
Oh, I love this card, NOV08VSNI
NOV08VSNH

Ok, that's it for VSN cards!
I hope you got to play along!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

VSN Weekend Issue #1

It's VSN Weekend at SCS!!!!! Today it starts at 12:00EST with a FUN kid's challenge and we will party until 11:00pm tonight! There is still time to do last night's challenges too!

Here is my 1st batch of cards from last night's challenges:
NOV08VSND (the scalloped piece is a removable ornament, I am proud of this one;))
NOV08VSNE
NOV08VSNF
Can't wait to see YOUR VSN creations!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge #10

This weeks Friday Fun hostess is ME:)
I challenged my Sassy friends and YOU to make a Christmas card without and red or green on it!

Here is my card for the challenge:


I used the Stampin' Up set To You and Yours that just came by UPS yesterday and all SU! cardstock, DSP and Accesrories (except a little Stickles).

For more inspiration, visit the other Sassy Blogs:

Kim - Papertastic Creations

Kath - Blame it on the Mojo

Sherry - Stamping, When I'm Not Working

Thanks for stopping by and playing along. If you upload to SCS, use the keyword FFC10. If you do play, please link here, I'd love to see your work!!

This weekend is VSN weekend over on Splitcoaststampers.
What is VSN? It's a Virtual Stamping WEEKEND filled with challenges and fun times. Anyone can check out the VSN forum and play along with the challenges.
I am hosting a challenge on Saturday afternoon!! I PROMISE it will be a fun, inspiring challenge!! I'd love to see you there!

Why not stop by for some stamping fun and make sure you say Hi!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

HIP HOP!!

Hip Hop peeps!!

I hope everyone is having a great time on the blog hop! Thanks for hopping over from Maren's blog, I know she had some gorgeous eye candy for you!!

If you didn't start at Angela's blog, well you really might want to;) She will have all of today's special Hip Hop deals and new release peeks!!

My 1st creation to show you is what started out as a card and failed miserably, so it became a little wall hanging! I cut the chipboard and Cosmo Cricket paper in my Cuttlebug and then stamped the quote from the November Kit of the Month enjoy Your Story...laugh on the vanilla piece and put it all together.

This is a card I made also using the November Kit of the Month. Those chickens are just the cutest, aren't they??
Now is your chance to Hop on over to our super sweet November Guest Designer Chelsea's blog and see what she has created for your pleasure today!!

I hope to see you in the NEWLY REMODELED SCS HIP HOP Forum! Oh, you should see the place, it's FAB-O-LISCIOUS! There will be tons and tons of prizes given away so have your eyes open at all times so you don't miss a thing!!

HIP HOP!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

FFC8...A Day Late.

I'm late with my Friday Fun Challenge card for no other reason than pure forgetfullness! I forgot to do it Friday morning at work because I forgot my camera at home with the pics on it then last night because we went out to Mexican and then today because Rachel had a hair appointment and then an appointment for a photo shoot with a friend that needs some pics to advertise her photography business (I shared a few I took with my camera below!)....so I am sorry!


Onto the card business.

This week Kim is our Hostess and she is so sweet and told us to just use whatever our favorite stamps are. Of course, mine are Unity Stamps, like, duh, hehe...

So, I used a stamp I have never used before from the Birds of a Feather kit.

Be sure to check out the others girls cards:
Kath
Kim
Sherry - computer broken:(

Here are some pictures of the photo shoot process today:
Rachel had a BLAST!!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

HIP HOP Y'ALL!

It's Christmas here on my blog and I am so glad you hopped over from Sarah's blog today!

Make sure you start your Hip Hop journey at Angela's blog! That is where you can see ALL of the new releases and read about all of the specials for today only!

My first little Christmas project is a box I made (holy cow, I made a box, that is BIG deal). I saw this tutorial here: Schwoo and it was so easy to make!!
I used the stamp called Jesus is the Reason.

This card uses a just released today stamp called Chalet of Serenity!
I added some pretty snow to make it look like a Christmas stamp!
This is for the SCS color challenge this week and for Amber's sketch challenge, too!
(sorry it's kinda yellowish...not sure what that's all about...)
Now be good stampers and hop on over to Laura's blog to see what she has in store for you today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WSC64 & SCS CC191

I made this card to Beate's weekend sketch challenge #64 and also for the SCS color challenge #191.
This is either a girly Christmas card or a card with arrows pointing at the words "ho"...you decide...hehe:)
The stamp I used is called Ho, Ho, Ho and is a rectangle shaped stamp but I used my circle punch to just punch out the part I needed.
All other supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Not sure if this picture is blurry or my eyesight...could be either or both, lol!

See you Thursday for some Hip Hoppin' fun!!!