Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Clean and Simple Paper Piecing

I made this card for last week's Clean and Simple challenge on SCS.

The challenge is paper piecing...my favorite technique!
My stamp set is a new (to me!) set from Papertrey Ink.

The paper is from My Minds Eye "Breaking Free" line (LOVE IT!).

The punch is my new favorite Martha Stewart punch.

Ribbon is Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up!

And that's all :)

Have a great day!

Monday, June 29, 2009

It's a Christmasey Monday

Today the Monday Chicks are making Christmas cards...because it's never too early to start right??

I made my card by clear embossing the stamp images onto Shimmery White cardstock and then using a sponge to add different shades of purple over the embossing. I don't know why but I am CRAZY for purple lately....and I think purple is great for Christmastime, too!

My sketch is this weeks CPS sketch and the stamp set is a new release from Unity, Bright and Merry Winter Wishes

Check out the rest of the Monday Girls cards here:
See you tomorrow (yes, I have a post for tomorrow...shocking!)!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

BIG {exciting} News!!

Did you see THIS??

I am now part of the fabulous Jacksonbelle Embellishments Design Team!!!

I have loved this store since I started stamping a few years ago and I am so excited to be part of their team now!!

I made a quick card to say "Hi" as part of the Jacksonbelle team and to show off some of the fabulous products in the store.
(it's almost midnight so pardon the horrible lighting!!)

On my card I used:
Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Punch {LOVE it}
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Paper {LOVE it, too}
and Prima Say it in Crystals {LOVE them, they are so big and sparkly!}

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my exciting news and I hope you have a great day or night ;-)!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hip Hop Christmas in June!!

Happy HiP hOp Thursday!!

Glad you stopped by to cool off in my Christmas workshop...hehe...yeah, it's over 90 here today, so I'm dreaming.............

Today I made a Christmas card for you to see using the new Unity Kit Bright & Merry:
Those ornaments are perfect for my favorite technique...paper piecing!!

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

I will see you in the Unity SCS forum for fun, friendship and prizes!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Embossing

Today's Monday Fun Challenge is to use embossing on our cards!
I took the easy way out and let my Cuttlebug do the work for me :-)

I made this card for a sweet Unity friend that just had a new arrival to the family:
The stamp is from Little Me.

Check out the rest of the Monday Challenges:
If you play along please link your blog or SCS gallery to one of our blogs!!
Have a great day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fun for Fathers!

Quick post today for the Friday Fun Challenge...

We are showing off cards for Father's Day or cards for a special man in our life!

I made this card for Mike "just because". He's not my dad so I don't have to make him a Father's Day card and I already showed you the cards for my dad HERE....

This saying is one that my mom uses ALL the time in a very sarcastic way when someone is being irritating..."You're SUCH a treat...." I can just hear her saying it to Mike when he's teasing or messing with her, with a BIG smile on both their faces, LOL!!

I used the June Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Co. called Perfect In Every Way!!

Sorry for the bad pic...whenever i have to take a pic at home versus at work it turns out horribly.....sorry!!

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

Thanks for stopping by to see me today!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hip Hop Rewind ~ Oh Yeah!

It's Thursday and it's a Hip Hop Rewind Day! I love these Hip Hop Rewinds! They really get me looking at my oldies but GOODies!!

The kit I used today is one of the 1st that Angela sent to me...back in the day ;-)

I've always loved it and I hope that you will love it too!

Allow me to introduce..............SPRING IN THE MAIL!!

This is such a cute and fun kit to use!

Now it's time to HOP over to ******JEN'S BLOG******

I will see YOU in the Unity SCS forum for some fun chatting and fabulous giveaways!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DT Tuesday Day for Me :)

Today on the Unity Stamp Co. blog Angela has featured me and a card that I made for just this occasion!! I LOVE that woman, she always brightens my day with her kindness and her sweet, encouraging words!!

Here's a card I made using Everyday Adorable:

Now go and check out the Unity Blog and you HAVE to have your speakers on...she's cranking some of my FAVORITE tunes today!!!
Thanks Angela and thank YOU for stopping by!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Quick Card and Weekend Fun!

Monday....why do you keep coming around? hehe....if it wasn't Monday, it would be Tuesday right?? Oh well, i'll just deal and get over it!!

Today's Monday Challenge was to make a card in under 10 minutes.
I made the mistake of telling Rachel that it was a 10 minute card challenge...because when I realized the yellow phone didn't "work" and said "how long has it been" and she said "5 minutes", I said "crud!" and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! So sorry for the crazy yellow phone...ha!
I used the Unity kit Everyday Adorable and some new paper I got this weekend on a shopping trip (see below;))

Check out the rest of the Monday chicks creations:
& Maren
If you'd like to hear about my fun weekend keep reading....
On Saturday my best friend Sherry's son Alex graduated from high school! It was so exciting and I was so proud of him, he's such a smart, wonderful kid! He's going to a mechanic's school next month and I know he'll do great and be sucessful!
On Sunday Sherry and I got to meet up with our Sassy friend Kimme!! She's in VA Beach for a family vacation so of course a Sassy Reunion had to happen!
We picked her up and went to lunch at Red Robin (don't you LOVE that place??) then hit a wonderful scrapbook store Beach Scrapbooks where I got tons of new beautiful paper, including what I used above. Then we went to AC Moore, ULTA, Carter's and Bed Bath and Beyond....PERFECT DAY, if I do say so!!

I'm hoping to get to see Kimme again later this week....
Thanks for stopping by and listening to all my blabbing today!!
Hope you have a FABulous Monday!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fun Sketch!

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is a sketch that I made for us! I LOVE sketches and I hope you like this one, too and will play along with us! Use the keyword FFC36 in the SCS gallery or link your blog here for me to see!

Here's the sketch:

And here is my card:

I used the Unity Stamp Company kit Confession and some new SU! papers on my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by to see me today!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hip Hop for Father's

Today's Hip Hop is all about Dad's!

I used some stamps that might not normally be for a Father's Day card but they are perfect for my dad so that's what really matters right? It's always fun to use stamps for occasions they aren't meant for!

My 1st card uses the exclusive set, only available at Making Memories Crafts, called Unity in America. Since my dad is a military man I can ALWAYS use this set for lots of occasions, Father's Day being one of them and he is my hero :)

I also used Stars of Worn and Worn Grid

My sketch is this weeks SCS SKetch Challenge!

The next card uses Old Skool Ride and a sentiment from the June Kit of the Month Perfect in Every Way.
This is a special card for my dad that I am going to send him this week.
1st of all my dad is a REAL biker...has a biker name, is in the biker club, has a cool vest with patches and all that, lol....
2nd, my papa (his dad) passed away on Tuesday and I think that this card will let my dad know I am thinking about him and how much I love him and the sentiment is so perfect for this time and situation right now.
Well, I hope you like what I made for you to see. It was GREAT to get back to stamping again after a week away from it.

Be sure to check out the Unity Stamp Company blog for all the important details and specials.

Now it's time to HOP over to **HEATHER'S BLOG**.

See you at Hip Hop!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Blogaversary Winner

I have a WINNER for my mystery 2-year blogaversary giveaway.............

Yvette said...
So sorry to hear about your papa! I'll be praying for you and your family! Be safe! Very pretty card! Nice and clean!! Happy Blogaversary!!! :)
June 4, 2009 12:18 PM

What does Yvette win??

She wins ANY Unity Stamp Company kit she wants, excluding the Kits of the Month, PLUS a fab little goodie bag I am going to put together with buttons, designer paper, ribbon, etc!!

Yvette, please email me at jimmipm@msn.com and let me know what Unity kit you'd like and your mailing address, please!!

THANK YOU all for making these 2 VERY fun years of blogging and here's to 2 or 20 more :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hip Hoppin Into June!

I'm home...tired....but I closed the comments and I will pick a winner in the morning after I get sleep and can function mentally...
THANK YOU all for the sweet comments and words of comfort, I really appreciate it, honestly, from the bottom of my heart.

Can you beleive it's June?? I know I can't! Oh and Hip Hop everyone and thanks for stopping by today!!

Be sure to ALWAYS start your Hip Hop journey at the Unity Stamp Co. Blog for all the fantastic details!!

This is my card using the June Kit of the Month Perfect In Every Way:

I used this weeks SCS Color Challenge for my card. Don't you LOVE that stamp? I do!

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

Right now I am in FL with family spending some precious time with a wonderful man, my papa, my dad's dad...mema called and said he doesn't have long so come now if you can so we came...so I won't be around for Hippin' and Hoppin' and chattin'...but I'm here in spirit!!

THANKS for stopping by!!

Today's my 2 year blogaversary....I will pick a winner for a SPECIAL prize from this posts comments when I get home on Sunday night so look out for that!! (if I'm home too late i'll post the winner Monday so keep commenting!!)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Unity June Kit of the Month Guest Designer Challenge!

It's time for the 2nd Unity Kit of the Month Guest Designer Challenge!!

And it's Monday so it's another Monday Chicks challenge and we are using YELLOW on our cards today!

Here is my *monochromatic* & yellow card using the June Kit of the Month and this weeks CPS sketch #118:
What do you need? Either the April or the May Unity KOTM.

When? Contest begins 9 AM EST June 1....ends 9 AM EST June 3.

This months contest.....anything monochromatic.

Be sure and link your project to the thread in the Unity Forum for this months challenge and when uploading use the keyword USGDC02 so we can keep all the projects together.

A winner will be announced on June 4th.

Be sure to check out what monochromatic magic these ladies created:
1.) Christi Snow
2.) AJ Otto
3.) Kimber McGray
4.) Jeanne Streiff
5.) Brooke Lien
6.) Linsey Rickett
7.) Julie Campbell
8.) Jimmi Mayo
9.) Jennifer Buck

Good luck and HAVE FUN STAMPING!!