Thursday, April 30, 2009

HIP HOP Birthday Celebration {more SNEAK PEEKS!}

Today is HIP HOP Thursday and the 4th day of Unity's 1 Year Clebration!!

I am gonna have to guess that there will be even more fun and excitement than any other Hip Hop Thursday...if that is even possible!!!

My card today uses another SNEAK PEEK stamp from May's Kit of the Month:
I used today's Anniversary Challenge posted by Jeanne to make a SINGLE LAYER BIRTHDAY CARD!!

It was VERY challenging but fun:)


Next Stop On the Blog Hop ***RENEE***

See you in the SCS Forum for TONS OF FUN!!! TRUST ME you don't want to miss ANY of it!!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Unity Celebration Day #3 {more Sneak Peeks!!}

It's Day #3 of the BIG Unity Birthday Celebration!!

Today there is a FABULOUS stamping challenge from Maren and a FUN game from Christi!


These games and challenges have PRIZES so be sure to play!! Someone is going to win the Unity Kit of the Month free for an entire year!!!


This is today's May Kit of the Month SNEAK PEEK:
The sentiment is from March Kit of the Month and is still available for purchase!

These are the Design Team members that have SNEAK PEEK's too:
AJ Otto
Amber Hight
Brooke Lien
Christi Snow
Heather Brown
Kimber McGray
Jeanne Streiff
Jennifer Buck

Lindsey Rickett
Maren Benedict
Robyn Weatherspoon
Renee' Dezember
Natalie Dever


I will see you in the Unity SCS Forum for all of the Birthday partying and giveaways!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Unity Celebration Day #2 {more sneak peeks}

It's Day 2 of the BIG Unity Anniversary Celebration!!

Today's fabulous stamping challenge is being hosted by Design Team member
CHRISTI!

You can check out her challenge and all the challenges each day in THIS SCS thread!

I will admit that I failed on this challenge...but I liked the card too much to start over so here it is with a SNEAK PEEK at 2 stamps in the May
Kit of the Month:
The sentiment and the paper pieced house are both from the May Kit of the Month!

These DT Girls have SNEAK PEEK'S TODAY, TOO:
AJ
Kimber
Amber Hight
Christi Snow
Heather Brown
Jeanne Streiff
Jennifer Buck
Laura Williams
Lindsey Rickett
Maren Benedict
Robyn Weatherspoon
Renee' Dezember

As far as Christi's challenge goes, I managed the "Flowers", "Ribbon", "Scallops" and "Teal"....just no "Insect" so I am celebrating Unity's "FRST" Birthday, lololol! Luckily for me I am not eligible to win anything anyway but YOU need to use all 5 requirements to be eligible for the MOST fabulous prizes ever!!

Get to stamping and I will see you tomorrow with another challenge and another SNEAK PEEK!!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Unity Birthday Celebration Challenge #1 {May KOTM Sneak Peek, Too!!}

Today is the 1st day of the week long Birthday Celebration at Unity Stamp Company!!

We are getting the party started with a color challenge from Design Team Member Jennifer Buck!!

The colors are: RUBY RED, SO SAFFRON, BAJA BREEZE & KRAFT
(you can get an idea of these colors at THIS cool site, if you aren't familiar with SU! colors and use whatever is closest with what you have!)

Here's my card along with a SNEAK PEEK at a stamp from the May Kit of the Month:


1.) You have until May 4th at 9PM Central time to post and link your projects.
2.) Please link your projects to the Color Challenge Thread...Anniversary Color Challenge.
3.) Please use the keyword UACC as well as Unity when you are uploading.
4.) Feel free to create cards, layouts, or 3 dimensional projects for this one.

These DT Girls have SNEAK PEEK'S TODAY, TOO:
AJ, Linsey, Christi, Jeanne, Maren,
Jen Buck, Heather, Amber, Kimber, Renee'

WHAT CAN YOU WIN YOU ASK??

WELL EACH CHALLENGE THIS WEEK WILL HAVE ONE WINNER THAT GETS A PRIZE FROM ONE OF THE FABULOUS SPONSORS FOR THE WEEK AND OUT OF THOSE WINNERS 1 PERSON WILL WIN THE UNITY KIT OF THE MONTH FREE FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!!!

FIND OUT MORE INFO HERE!

SO GET TO STAMPING!!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Fun and Birdie Update {they are so cute!}

Happy Friday everyone!!
I have LOTS to share with you today so sit back and relax!!!

Today's Friday Fun challenge, hosted by Kimme, is to use dew drops, rain dots or crystal effects on our cards in honor of "April Showers".

I have crystal effects on the present on my card but it's very hard to see, but I promise, it's there ;)
I used Birthday Chic for my card and if I do say so myself this card is rather "chic"!! I love these colors and would love to get this card on my birthday :) All other supplies are from Stampin' Up!

If you would like to play along with us the keyword is FFC29.
Check out the rest of the groups cards:
Kim
Sherry
Sara
Kimme

Next item of business is VSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well the Mini VSN actually!! Going on tomorrow starting at 10:00am EST til 1:00pm EST then you get a few hours for a break and we start back up at 6:00pm EST til 9:00pm EST!!

Want to know something really exciting?? Tonight at 8:00pm EST we have a special
SURPRISE challenge hosted by some SCS Celebrity Show Girls!! They come bearing gifts, too, so I would make EVERY effort I could to be there!!

Last important bit of business are the ADORABLE birds that I shared with you last week! They are getting so big big that they are barely fitting in their nest!!

This is them this morning:

And while I am taking pictures of the babies the momma is yelling at me from the branch above my head!! Actually before she flew up to her branch she was on the ground about 2 feet from me just yelling her little beack off at me, it was SO funny!! She is a tough momma!!
That's all for now! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!! It is supposed to be in the 80's this weekend and I think we are going to sneak off to the BEACH!! Last year it wasnt until May that I got to put my toes in the water but I think this weekend is a perfect opportunity, what do you think??
Talk to you tomorrow!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hip Hop **You're Invited**

Hip Hop everyone!!
Glad you joined us today!!

My 1st card today is a SPECIAL INVITATION TO YOU!!
I used Sweet Yummy Cupcake to make it:
Here's the inside:
My 2nd card uses the brand new adorable stamp called "Love is Everything"...I think I am going to ask Angela to change it to "TV Is Everything" for me...what do you think she'll say, lol?? Well TV is actually everything to me so it fits!!


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

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Love These Scissors!

I wanted to share with y'all these fabulous scissors I got at Joann's. They are by Tonic Studios and they are pink, 8.5 inch, model #486.

I bought them for a couple of reasons, they were on sale for 50% off (came to $4.99), they are pink, I love my Tonic tabletop trimmer and I needed some scissors that are ribbon dedicated instead of using my SU! paper snips for ribbon when they should be used for paper.

Here they are:
And here is a picture of all different kinds of ribbon I cut with them. I cut the ribbon on Sunday night and put it all in a little baggie and none of it has frayed at all!

I have sheer, grosgrain, twill, felt, lace, wide, narrow, taffeta, satin...every kind I could think of.
I cut some straight across and some at an angle. One the So Saffron 5/8 in. ribbon I even sliced it down the center into 2 pieces and that didn't even fray!
Here's the problem...........I cannot find anywhere online that sells them. They aren't even on the Tonic website...wierd huh? Maybe they are really new and just not out in lots of places yet. This was a brand new, HUGE Joann that I got them from that was having their grand opening but maybe they are at your local Joann store and you can get them too!!

That's all for now. I hope you have a great day!
If I don't see you before then, I will see you Thursday....this Hip Hop you certainly won't want to miss!!!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, Monday...

It's Monday...again!
Normally it's hard to come to work on Monday, but when you were off Friday and out of town for the weekend, it's REALLY HARD to come back to work..............but I'm here :)
Today we are making cards with woodland creatures, basically if you'd see it in the movie Bambi, it's a woodland creature...
The little deer is from the November 08 Kit of the Month and the tree background is the So and So Loves stamp both from Unity Stamp Co.
Speaking of woodland creatures, while I was out of town over the weekend the little Robin eggs hatched!!

Cute little aliens arent they??

Now check out the rest of the Monday Chicks:

Oh, I bought a new tool yesterday at Joann's that I really want to tell you all about tomorrow, so make sure you come back!!!
Have a great day!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Fun Polka Dots

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is to use polka dots on our cards!

It's also Hip Hop Hangover Day!!
I used Cocktail Party on my card. I definitely think it needs something else, a sentiment or something...but I definitely don't have time to worry about it right now!

Check out the other Friday Fun Girls:
Kim
Kimme
Sherry
Sara

Now I am off to Charlottesville with my best friend Sherry to see Dave Mathews Band tomorrow night...probably shop a bit and eat...I mean what else do girls do on vacation???


We are leaving in 2 hours and I need to get ready!!!!!!!!!!

See you when I get back!!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hip Hop Momma!!

It's all about the MOM'S today for Hip Hop!!

Mother's Day is coming VERY soon, so don't forget the mom's or those that are like "mom's" in your life!!

My mom, Daisy, is SASSY, FUN, YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL, GIVING..........everything and MORE that a mom should be!
(excuse me with no makeup and a sunburned face!!!)
Here are 2 cards I made that I think would be PERFECT for any mom on Mother's Day!!

I used this weeks Sketch and Color Challenge from Splitcoast on both cards.

This card uses Tiny Trinity:

And this one uses Gratitude=Joy:

NOW HOP YOURSELF OVER TO ***MAREN'S BLOG***

Then join us in the Unity SCS Forum for HIP HOP FUN and PRIZES!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's All About Birds and CAS Today

Happy Tuesday!!

I made this card on Sunday using the Clean and Simple sketch from the weekend:
I used Birdie Inspiration for the card and Porcelain Basic Grey patterned paper.
I made the wavy bottom border with my SU! Curly Label Punch.

Ok, so, last year on April 18th, I posted a picture of a Robin's nest and her 4 eggs....TODAY I was walking into the house and leaned over to smell the flowers on the holly bush by the front door....and there was a Momma Robin about 5 inches from my face staring at me: and when she finally got tired of me staring at her she flew away and perched herself in the big tree in the front yard and squaked at me like crazy...but I got to see her 4 bright blue eggs in the nest:
Same exact spot as last year and same amount of eggs....Isn't nature FUN??

I just hope the cats and foxes stay away!!!
Hope you have a great day!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Mini-Cards!!

Today the Monday Chicks are making mini cards!
I love mini cards....just never know when to use them or don't really ever have the opportunity to use them...but I do LOVE making them!

I made all 3 of these exactly the same.
I think they'd be perfect just to give to someone for a little pick me up, don't you?


I used paper from Cosmo Cricket and the stamp set Birdie Inspiration

Now check out the rest of the Monday Chicks:
AJ Otto
Amber Height
Brooke Lien
Jeanne Streiff
Maren Benedict

Have a great day!!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday To You!

I am off work today so it is a FABULOUS Friday!! In fact if you are reading this before 10:00am EST I am probably sleeping....pretty awesome, huh???
This month the Friday Fun Challenges are hosted by Kimme!

This week we are making cards with PURPLE as the main color.

I made this card for a co-worker who wanted a card for his moms 88th birthday:
I will ALWAYS love Roses in Winter...I can always go back to it to make a beautiful, feminine card that looks like it takes a long time but is pretty easy!

Check out the other Friday Fun Girls:
Kim
Kimme
Sherry
Sara

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hip Hop {Rewind}

It's Thursday and it's a Hip hop rewind Thursday!! That means that Unity Stamp Co. has some of their CLASSIC stamps on sale and the DT is showing them off!!

Your hop should start at the Unity blog so be sure to start their for all the 411, ok?!?

I used the fabulous Eco Chic kit for my card today, in honor of Earth Day on the 22nd.


NOW HOP OVER TO ***WENDY'S BLOG*** NEXT!!

I hope to see you in the Unity SCS Forum for all the fun and giveaways from 12:00pm EDT until whenever!!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jacksonbelle Challenge Time

***I took a new picture, can't believe I posted that 1st one***


Ok, I have to admit, this was HARD! The Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge was to use white on white....and I am not a white card making girl....but felt up for a challenge so I went for it.

The white layer that is embossed is painted with Pixie Dust Shimmerz and SO sparkly here in my stamp room, wish you could see it!
I used stamps that are a 1st for me, the JustRite stamps. I have had them for a long time but never had a punch that they fit in until I recently got the 1 3/4 circle punch from SU!....I don't think I used them correctly but i'll practice some more and see how they feel ;-)

I'm just so used to my Unity Stamps that it was wierd to have to sand these stamps to get them to take the ink....so we'll see if they are worth it, haha.
Thanks for stopping by!!
I definitely want to see you Thursday for Hip Hop...so COME BACK, ok?

Oh and check out this fabulous blog candy Danielle is offering....HERE!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Unity Kit of the Month Monday!!

This week the Monday Challenge chicks are inking up our Unity Stamp Company Kit of the Month for April!

I cased myself and used the layout from the April Sheetloads of Cards sketch that I used the other day...it's just such a great sketch, I couldn't resist!!

The paper I used is from the Porcelain Collection by Basic Grey.

Be sure to check out ALL of the Monday Chicks cards:

AJ
Brooke
Jennifer
Maren
Amber
Jeanne

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my best friend SHERRY!!!

I wish for you the BEST year yet!!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company April Kit of the Month Simple Beginnings
Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain, Stampin' up!
Ink: Stampin' Up!



Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Fun Hip Hop Hangover

****First thing...I have a winner from Angela's fantastic blog candy offering......****
Valerie G said...
Cute! I'm loving your cards.
April 2, 2009 11:07 AM

Congrats Valerie, please send an email to eryn@unitystampco.com and tell her you won Jimmi's Hip Hop blog candy for April 2nd!!

Onto the Friday Fun...............the keyword this week is FFC26....hope you'll play too!!

For the month of April, Kimme is our fabulous Friday Fun challenge hostess!!

This week its Spring Flowers!!

I used my very favorite image (so far!) from Fresh Beginnings, the April Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Company:
My sketch is from this month Sheetloads Sketch, it's a GREAT one you should try it out!!

The patterned paper s the Girl Friday line from Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock, ribbon, ink is from SU!.

Check out the other Friday Fun Girls:

Kim
Kimme
Sherry
Sara

Hope you have a GREAT Friday!!