Sunday, May 31, 2009

June Kit of the Month Sneak Peek

Tomorrow is June but I wanted to get in one sneak peek of the new Kit of the Month for you!

This is a sneak peek of the ADORABLE pear tree in this kit, it’s so cute and fun to stamp:
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Check out the Unity Stamp Company blog for the list of the rest of the SNEAK PEEKERS!!!

See you tomorrow for a Monday Chicks fun challenge AND the new Kit of the Month Design Team challenge for your chance to be on the Unity Design Team!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Flower!

Happy FRIDAY!!

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is to make a Summery card with Summery stamps and Summery colors!

Well nothing says "Summer" to me like Only Orange and Pink Passion! I just love these colors for cheery, Summery cards!

Not much stamping here:

I used my new Daisies die for the Big Shot (for my Cuttlebug actually!) and a stamp from the Beach Days and Sun Rays

If you'd like to play along use the keyword FFC34 on SCS or link yoru blog up so I can see it:)

Check out the other girls' blogs for their fabulous creations!
Thanks for stopping by to see me today!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hip Hop Out of School!!

Today's Hip Hop is all about the end of the school year!
We are showing you gifts and cards for all of the teachers out there!

Since Rachel is a Junior in HS we really don't do teacher gifts or anything like that...she said "no one does that" I asked her about her favorite teacher Ms. Parker and if she'd like to give her a gift this year and she said "YES, great idea!"...PHEW....or I would have had to make up a pretend teacher to give this to ;)

Rachel said her teacher is a "girly girl" and "really pretty" and "totally cool" I made her something that I would love someone to make for me...:

I used the kits Confession and Butterfly Beauty on this little wall hanging.

The base is a 4x6 canvas that you paint on. I painted it with pink paint and then stamped on it with brown ink to make it look distressed a bit...I wrapped wide brown ribbon around the edge to cover the staples and added the piece of pink lace ribbon to hang it by. All paper I used is from Basic Grey.

I think those words are PERFECT for a teacher and for one as wonderful as Rachel thinks Ms. Parker is! I really hope she likes it and I hope YOU do too!!

Now it's time to Hop over to **KIMBER's** blog and see what FABulousness she has for you today!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Fun Color Challenge

Woohoo it's Friday and a long weekend on top of that and I'm off work early...doesn't get much better than this.

Today the Friday Fun girls are making red, white and blue cards in honor of Memorial Day!

Here's my card:
I used the May Kit of the Month from Unity called {another sweet day}

Check out the other girls' blogs for their fabulous creations!

If you decide to play along with us, this week's keyword is FFC33. Use that keyword on SCS or link your blog here to mine so I can see what you've made!!

This weekend Unity Stamp Co. is having a BIG sale, everything is 30% off with the code: ENJOY

Thansk for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hero's Hip Hop!

Today's Hip Hop is all about the heroes of the world! I truly hope you find inspiration along the way, this week and every week...

When I think about a hero I think of someone that sacrifices for others, that is a role model to those around them and wants the best for the world they live in...that's my personal definition of what a hero is to me.

Who is my hero? My dad, Ralph, is my hero...No one I know has sacrificed more for me or for those in the world he lives my eyes. He served our country for 31 years in the Navy, spent every 6 months for at least 15 years away from his family so other families could have freedom and live their lives the way they wanted to...he represented the US overseas in more countries than I know the name of...and did all of it willingly, gladly and proudly. I have never in all my years heard him complain about anything, even now as his own hero, his dad, my papa, is dying of cancer he just keeps on going to see him and taking care of him and reassures us all that everything will be alright and that we just need to spend time with him while we can and be thankful for the time we have had with him.

If anything gets him down he doesn't let it slow him down and he never takes it out on anyone...and all of that is a "hero" to me.

I hope you will take the time to thank the heroes around you today and all year long...

I think this card will do great for a "thank you" to the heroes out there!I used Stars of Worn on the panels and the tricycle is from Everyday Adorable and I have to tell you that my husband said that is his favorite definitely made him smile :)
Hope it makes you smile, too!
Now it's time to hop over to ***MAREN'S*** blog and see what fabulousness she has for you to see!!!
Hip Hop!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Offer and a Blog Award!

Hey there!

I am having a blogging/stamping mind block....just a lot of crazy, yucky stuff going on at home....sorry everyone.

I do have an offer for you.

I am a Stampin' Up! demo and just do it to get supplies for myself and a couple of friends.

Since I still have like $80 to make this quarters minimum I am looking for a few orders.

I have a special Jimmi Friends Offer for you so email me if you want to know about it:


And Bonnierose gave me this award on her blog:

Thanks Bonnierose!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Birthday! VSN, too!

Today the Monday chickies are making birthday cards!

I used the new kit by Unity that's geared towards scrappers but as you can see if great for cards, too! It's called Confession i {luv} Unity.

I made this birthday card for someone that I am sure is one of the nicest people I am GOING to July, in Orlando ;) Lori's her birthday and I am actually going to mail this card...I know, crazy concept but it's true!

Check out the rest of the chicks creations:

Here is a VSN card I made!!! It's VSN Weekend....I know it's Monday but we are extending the party a bit ;) You have until Tuesday at 10pm EST to upload your cards to SCS and there are some of the most fabulous and fun challenges EVER!!

This card is for Kimme's Slot's of Fun Sketch Challenge! The layout looks like a slot machine, TOO cute and creative isn't it?? Yeah, the VSN Vegas Showgirls are some talented ladies!!
(seems SCS is down so I can't link to the challenge but I will when it's up!)

I used Everday Adorable for this card!

Oh and we still have PRIZES to give away for VSN so maybe if you play today YOU will win one!!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Fun Oldie But Goodie {and an invite for YOU}!

Today the Friday Fun challenge is to make a card with a stamp you haven't used in at least 6 months!

So I dug through my little brown organza bags of Unity Stamps until I found one I know I haven't used in ages!
This stamp is from a kit that was called "Dads of All Kinds" and I actually came up with the idea for this kit!! I drew, with my childish ability, the images I'd like to see in a kit for Dad's and Angela was kind enough to make my wish come true....she's just cool like that! ;)

This kit is long retired but I will still use it for Father's Day and anytime I want to tell my Dad how much I love him!

The keyword for today's Friday Fun Challenge is FFC32

We would LOVE to see what you make, so link them up here or use that keyword on SCS and I will be able to find you!!

Check out the other girls' blogs for their fabulous creations!





Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hip Hop Back to February!

Happy Hip Hop Day!!

Today's card is one I made with the FUN and FABulous stamps in the February Unity Kit of the Month!!

This kit is called Endings and Beginnings.

I used Basic Grey Wisteria paper on my card, that's what I paper pieced those cute little birds with!! I love paper piecing, I'm sure you could tell ;)

I used this weeks SCS SKetch Challenge for my's sideways but it still works.

Did you know you can win Unity stamps for participating in the SCS Challenges?? Well you can! Just post your challenge cards HERE and you are entered to WIN!

Now it's time to hop over to ****CHRISTI'S BLOG****

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flower Soft Card

So, I caved in and ordered some Flower Soft (some new BG paper and some Fluffy Stuff, too)....and it's pretty fun stuff to play with!! And there is more in that little jar than I think I could ever use in a lifetime!!

I order my fun stuff like that from Eclectic Paperie: 1. because those are some sweet girls running the place, 2. because they get the orders out FAST all the way to me in VA from CA!, and 3. they always have the "latest and greatest" in their store.

Here's my fun little card using my new Flower Soft. The Flower Soft I used is the Summer Mix and I dotted the flower with my Pumpkin Pie marker to make it match the paper I used.
I used stamps from the NEW Everday Adorable Unity Kit....yesterday was a GREAT mail day, new stamps and fluffy, fun stuff.
I can tell it's almost Summer.....................because I can't stop thinking about this guy.....I go to bed thinking about him, wake up singing his songs...sing them in the shower....this has to stop....or maybe not? ;-)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Simple Sentiments

Today the Monday Chicks are making cards with "simple sentiments" on them.

So here is my simple sentiment card:
Can't get much more simple than "Happy Birthday" can you?
Also, I needed a birthday card for a co-worker so this worked out perfectly!

All stamps used are from the Unity May Kit of the Month {another sweet day}

Check out the rest of the chicks creations:

Jennifer &
Maren (she's doing something else FUN today so check her blog out!!)

I have lots of work to do today already sitting on my desk....hate that, but it's got to be done!
Have a GREAT day!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Fun Mother's Day Card!

It's Friday!! Time for a Friday Fun challenge.

In honor of Mother's Day we are making Mother's Day cards.

Here's mine, it's a Mother In-Law's Mother's Day card:
The base of my card is Curious brand Cryogen White from and the polka-dotted paper, stamps, ribbon and ink are all from Papertrey Ink.

I used the Clean and Simple challenge for this week on SCS, it's a sketch challenge.

Check out the other girls' blogs for their fabulous creations!


I hope to see some pretty creations.

When uploading to SCS, use keyword FFC31.

Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hip Hop *Scrappy* Thursday!

It's THURSDAY and by now it goes without saying that I LOVE THURSDAYS!!
For one, I get to see all the fabulous creations for Hip Hop and two, it means it's Friday tomorrow...and I do love Fridays ;)

Today you are going to definitely want to check out the Unity Blog for all the specials and sales today! Any stamps or kits that are scrapbooking related are on sale today!!

I used some scrappy stamps on my projects today!!

This card uses the May Kit of the Month
{another sweet day} and the Plaid Journal Block stamp:

Here is my BIG shocker!! In honor of the scrappy sale I made a scrapbook page....don't faint people!!

I don't know if it has too much on it or not enough on it...but I just decided to stop and let it be, lol...
I used the Plaid Journal Box (might be my new fave stamp), The Details and You and Me = Happy on my page.

Hope you like everything I made for you today!!

Now it's time to hop over to **CHELSEA'S BLOG** and see what she has for you!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Jeweled Monday!

Happy Monday!!

Today, I think the Monday challenge is to make a "jeweled" might be something else, we're kinda wild like that, lol!

I really need a few Mother's Day cards so I took this opportunity to make one, possibly for my mom or mother in law....haven't decided yet ;-)
I used the BEAUTIFUL flower bunch from the Unity May Kit of the Month {fresh beginnings} and LOTS of lime green Stickles on the flowers to give them a jeweled effect.

My sketch I used is the Weekend Sketch Challenge #79 which is hosted by Jenn this week. I LOVE this sketch and all 3 Mother's Day cards I need might just use this sketch!!

My Monday Buddies can be found here:

AJ, Amber, Brooke, Jeanne, Jennifer & Maren

(I think Brooke is taking today off for some WELL deserved stamping R&R but visit her anyway cause she's such a sweet chick;))

Friday, May 1, 2009

Celebration Challenge #5 & May Unity Guest Designer Challenge

Today is officially Unity Stamp Company's Birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITY!!

On a personal note, I have to say "THANK YOU" to Angela for bringing Unity to my has really changed me for the better!!

Each month on the 1st some of the Unity Design Team members will be participating in a challenge with the newest Kit of the Month. And we would like YOU to join us!!

Would you like to be a guest designer??? This is your chance!

What do you need to play? The April KOTM!

What do you need to do:
Make a card or layout using this sketch and post it to THIS thread in the SCS Forum.
The keyword for this challenge is: USGDC01
You have until May 2nd at 8pm EST to link your card/project!

Here is the sketch for you for this month challenge:

Here is my card using this FABULOUS tree & saying from the May Kit of the Month:

Check out the other Design Team Members playing along, ALL using the May Kit of the Month {another sweet day}:

Also today I am hosting the Celebration Day #5 Stamping Challenge in the SCS Forum!!
Here is my challenge to you:

USE YOUR VERY FIRST (OLDEST) UNITY STAMP OR KIT THAT YOU HAVE TO MAKE A CARD, LAYOUT OR 3-D PROJECT for your chance at some fabulous prizes and the GRAND PRIZE of the Unity Kit of the Month FREE for an entire year!!

1.) You have until May 8th at 9AM Central time to post and link your projects.
2.) Please link your projects to this thread.
3.) Please use the keywords: USAC5 & Unity, when you are uploading to SCS.
4.) Feel free to create cards, layouts or 3-d projects for this challenge.

Here's my card with one of the stamps in my very 1st Unity delivery:
Did Angela know me from the beginning or what?? She just knew that Shopaholic was the kit for me!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with for BOTH of these challenges!!!