Thursday, December 31, 2009

Unity Thursday with Delightful Moments

Do you have your December Kit of the Month yet from Unity??? Well, if not, today is the last day to get it at the $24.00 price and you NEED it :D

Today I made a card using the Papertake Weekly blog sketch:
I hope you like it!

Don't forget the New Years Sale going on with 10 new release kits that are beyond fabulous and cost only $10.00!

Be sure to check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog for more fun for today and visit the rest of the Unity Design Team to see what they've made for you {names listed on the right}!!!

I hope I see you tomorrow for some Friday Fun and a NEW YEAR, soooooooooo exciting, isn't it???

I will also be cleaning out some of my supplies to start the New Year fresh and offering them up to you as some BLOG CANDY, and it's A LOT of awesome stuff!!!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Plant A Seed {January Sneak Peek}

It's January Kit of the Month Sneak Peek time! I know you will love every single stamp in this month's kit, they are all perfect...

Here's the sneak peek stamp for today:


And here is the card I made with it:
I used a sketch from the Splendid Stamping blog and lots of scallopy goodness!

Thank you SO much for visiting me today!

I hope you have a FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS day!



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

Today is my last official challenge for the Jacksonbelle Team, though I will still be shopping there and playing the challenges when I can :D

I am starting a new stamping adventure in 2010 as part of the Splitcoast Stampers Product Focus Team and I am SO excited! I can't wait to show y'all the fun new stamping and crafting products that are up and coming, look for that SOON!!

Now onto today's Jacksonbelle Challenge! The challenge today is to have fun with ribbon! The fun I had was making this poofy, pretty bow! Bows are pretty far out of my comfort zone but it was definitely fun to make and it's quite fun to look at in all it's poofiness!

I used May Arts Sheer Twinkle Ribbon in Olive for the bow and the best Valentine's Day paper ever from Pink Paislee

You don't want to miss what the rest of the team has made with their ribbon!

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Stephanie Severin ~ Ingenious Inkling

Amy Tsuruta ~ Tsuruta Designs

Pam Varnell ~ The Stamping Addict

Dawn Lusk ~ Dawn a New Day

Thanks for visiting!!!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Unity Stamp Company SCS Shop Hop!


10 New Releases
$10 Each
For a limited time only!!!!
Free Shipping over $25
{USA & Canada}
Discount Code: NEWYEAR
{case sensitive - all one word}

Check out all the SCS Shop Hop Stores HERE


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Today is Friday so of course we have a little Friday Fun for you!

Today we are just showing off our Christmas cards for this year. This year I didn't make Christmas cards to send out, we had a picture card made with this picture:

I just thought since it's Rachel's last year of high school and as a "kid" still, since she'll be 18 next Christmas, I wanted a picture to remember it by :)

My sister is here for Christmas with our niece and nephew so we all went ot Busch Gardens Christmas Town celebration!
It was SOOO fun! The whole park is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with snow, Santa, elves, candy, lights, cocoa and cider...everything that makes it Christmas!

Here are a few pics from the night:

(the smile is missing probably because it was about 20*F outside and I was frozen!!)


Amanda, Madison and Ryan:


Santa, we've been SO good!

And here's how the tree looked after Santa left last night.....

Have a beautiful day with your family and friends, wherever you are!!!


I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Harlan Miller


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Calendar Gifts!

Merry almost Christmas Everyone!!!

And Happy Festivus!!! We are such HUGE Seinfeld fans that we are going to have a small Festivus dinner tonight with the traditional Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strengths...should be a FUN time!

Are you 100% ready for the big day or are you like me and still have way too many things to do?? I hope you're ready ;D

I just wanted to share the calendars I made for my co-workers. I got these little calendars from www.skybluepink.com and they were great to buy from...they even refunded me the $.85 shipping I overpaid, gotta love that!

I used all kinds of different SU! patterned papers (I have 6 other patterns that didn't fit in the picture) and I used Bevy of Butterflies for stamping and embellishing:
On the back I am letting the recipient choose a magnet or Velcro, depending on where they want to put their calendar!

That's all for today on the blog!

I will see you Friday for a little Friday Fun...of course we have something for you on Christmas :D

And if I don't see you then I wish you a beautiful and meaningful Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Christmas Tags

Well, well, well....thinking of cute tags to make for my co-workers gifts really had me stumped for a week or so until a sweet friend let me borrow her SU! Tags die and then I remembered Holiday Button Bits that I bought to make things for Christmas with...and never opened!

Love how things just fall in place sometimes, don't you?

So here are my fun gift tags:
The paper is Kraft and scraps of patterned paper I had laying around. All the buttons are from Papertrey Ink and so is this stamp set. The ribbon is also basically scraps and the snowflake punch is by Marvy and honestly it sucks...gets stuck every single time I use it...but I figure since I don't use it all year I can live with it, no worries!

I LOVE them! What do you think?

Let me know :)

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Friday!!!

Today is Friday Fun and Friends With Flair day!

For all the Friends With Flair blogs, visit the Unity Stamp Co. blog for the list!

This week's Friday Fun challenge is a color challenge...my 2nd favorite type of challenge! The colors are: RED, BLUE and YELLOW.

I used this weeks Clean & Simple Stamping sketch #72, again:

My stamp is from the December Unity Kit of the Month delightful moments.

If you want to play along with us, just use keyword FFC62 when uploading to Splitcoast and/or link back to one of the Friday Fun Girls' blogs.

Be sure to check them all out for more inspiration
:
Sherry
Kimme
Sara
Christi

Have a great Friday and come back tomorrow so I can show you the CUTE Christmas tags I made that had me stumped all week!!! You won't be sorry ;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I love Unity Thursday! {and my GIFT to you}

Happy Thursday! The most beautiful day of the week for eye candy ;)

Here is a simple card I made using this weeks SCS Clean and Simple Challenge to use curves on a card.
I cut a little curvy-ness out of some Cosmo Crisket Nutmeg paper and used this gorgeous tree and sentiment from the December Kit of the Month "delightful moments"
:
Now you need to check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog to see what kind of steals and deals they have for you today!!!

Also, be sure to check out the whole Unity Design Team for their gorgeous projects using "delightful moments" {they are listed to the right side of my blog}.


Now here's a little present from me to you!

Do you like COACH purses? Do you have a COACH outlet near you?
Well if you answered "yes" to those questions then here's a coupon for you to get an additional 20% off the outlet prices: COACH COUPON
{this is my FAVORITE coupon!}

How about Bath and Body Works? How about a coupon for a free item with a $10 purchase? ANY item free: Bath & Body Works

Now here's one for my favorite store in the world....New York & Company! It gives you $20 off of a $60 purchase or $50 off of a $125 purchase and it's good online and in store but it expires TODAY and they have free shipping on $100 purchases today, too, oh and EVERYTHING is 50% off! NY&CO COUPON

Do you need some cute duds for your little one? Well The Children's Place is my favorite place to get cute clothes for my nieces and nephew! They have a 15% off coupon, good thru the 31st by clicking right HERE

How about some fashionable clothes for your tween or teen or yourself? Well, Aeropostale has a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase or $20 off of a $100 purchase that you can use until the 31st over and over again, here it is: AERO
Also, everything in Aeropostale is 50-70% off ;)

Here are some Barnes and Noble coupons for lots of things B&N B&N25%off
Don't have a Barnes and Noble? Have a Borders?? Here's a coupon for you, too: BORDERS

ooohhhh, how about some coupons for Victorias Secret? One of my other favorite stores! Everyone needs new pj's for Christmas morning, right???
Here's one for $10 off $50, $15 off $75, $25 off $100: VSCOUPON

I hope that helps you out with the last rush of Christmas shopping! I know I'll be using a couple of those coupons as I have barely started shopping!!!
Can you believe that? Things just keep getting in the way but I will make time for it SOON, I don't really have a choice at this point, HA!

Have a GREAT Thursday!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Sketch!

It's Jacksonbelle Tuesday and it's my favorite kind of challenge, a sketch challenge!

Here's the sketch we are working with:


And here's my card, flipping the sketch as always....

I used all kinds of new Pink Paislee Valentine's Day stuff from the Jacksonbelle store!

My stamp is from the December Unity Kit of the Month delightful moments.

Be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Love

Monday again? Already? Darn, I really wanted the weekend to continue on for another few days....shucks!
Oh well, Monday's do mean I get to see what the rest of the Monday Challenge chicks made for today's challenge!
Today's challenge is to make a Valentine's Day card.

I went super CAS for my card {mostly because I was busy watching White Christmas last night, love that movie!!!} and used this weeks Clean & Simple Stamping sketch #72:
This paper is Basic Grey Nook & Pantry and the stamp I used is from the Papertrey Ink set Love Songs.

The Monday Challenge players:

AJ
Maren
Jeanne
Amber
Brooke
Jennifer

Feel free to join us in this challenge! Please link your projects to at least one of our blogs so we can find it!!!

Have a great Monday!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sweet Affectations Blog Hop!

{this is post #2 for today, check below this one for the Jacksonbelle Blog Hop}

Today's the 2nd Saturday of the month which means the Unity Stamp Co. design team is showing off the Unity Store kit of the month!

Check out the Unity Blog for a list of all the design team members or check them out on the right-hand side of my blog!

This month it's another outrageously fabulous kit called "Sweet Affectation" and it is full of images that are over the top with cuteness just like every month! Doesn't Unity have the most talented artists ever??? I think so!

Here's the whole kit and it's available at your local scrapping/stamping store that sells Unity or online at retailers you can find listed HERE
And here's my card {please excuse the HORRIBLE photography, I had to take the pic. at home and not work where the lighting is so much better..the lighting here in my little room stinks...}.
I used this week's Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout:

Don't forget that Unity has a BIG sale going on right now! Everything is 25% off with the code: JOLLY

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


Jacksonbelle Holiday Blog Hop!

{this is post #1 of 2 for today}

Welcome to the Jacksonbelle Holiday Blog Hop!

I'm so glad you came over from Heather's fabulous blog to visit me!


I've made 2 little tags/ornaments out of Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket goodness!

This one uses Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper and Woolies:
and this one uses Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly paper and chipboard:
I can't decide if these are ornaments or gift tags...what do you think?

This is the end of the Hop! Make sure you leave a comment on every blog for your chance to win a Jacksonbelle Prize Pack!

And be sure to check out the Jacksonbelle Store today! All Inkadinkado stamps are 75% off!! Also, you can pre-order the new Basic Grey paper and coordinating stamps!

See you later for the Unity December Store Kit of the Month Blog Hop!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Fabulous Friday!!!

Friday's are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
Don't you agree?

You get Friends With Flair and Friday Fun! Aren't you lucky? hehe!

For all the Friends With Flair blogs, visit the Unity Stamp Co. blog for the list!

This week's Friday Fun challenge is a sketch by moi! I love sketches, don't you?

It's a nice and easy one, hope you'll try it!


And here's my card with the sketch flipped on it's side...like I ALWAYS do, lol!

This sentiment is from the Unity kit Embellished Season:

I used fun Cosmo Cricket goodies on my card from the Jolly by Golly line.

If you want to play along with us, just use keyword FFC61 when uploading to Splitcoast and/or link back to one of the Friday Fun Girls' blogs.

Be sure to check them all out for more inspiration:

Sherry
Kimme
Sara
Christi


Don't forget about Unity's 25% off sale going on right now! Everything is 25% off with coupon code JOLLY

Come back tomorrow for a Jacksonbelle Holiday Blog Hop and a Unity Store Kit of the Month Blog Hop! It will be HOPPING all day here tomorrow!!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unity Thursday's are Delightful {moments}

Happy Thursday! Almost Friday...yay!!!

Today the Unity Team is showing off the December (holy moly it's really December??) Kit of the Month *Delightful Moments*
.

Make sure you check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog for all the fun details for today including sales and specials!

I've made a little black and white card for you using the CUTE flower images in this kit:
The sentiment is from Bevy of Butterflies.

Have a great Unity Day and I will see you back here tomorrow for Friends With Flair and Friday Fun!!!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wal-Mart Santa!!!

In Wal-Mart the other day I saw these cute little felt sticker packs with Santa's and Snowmen in them so I bought a few.

Oh and they were just $1.00 per pack, can't beat that!

This is the Santa that was in one of them and the present was part of the pack, too.

I think he's pretty darn cute and made for a quick and easy card, which is my favorite kind ;)

That's all for today!

See you tomorrow for Unity Thursday...always an EXCITING day!



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

It's Tuesday which means it's time for another Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge.

To keep things simple we have another Christmas card challenge this week. We’d love for you to play along with us! If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project in the comment section of this post!


Here's my card using some FUN My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas goodies!
Be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade


Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Thanks!

Today is Monday Challenge Day!

Today’s challenge is to make a Thank You card.

This challenge was perfect because I need a thank you card today for a co-worker who came over to my house and took some pictures for our Christmas card!

I tried out some Artful Inkables stamps for the 1st time. I've had them for a while now but have been a bad stamp momma and neglected them..tisk tisk!

These stamps are from the set called Post A Note.

The paper I used is Basic Grey Nook & Pantry.

The Monday Challenge players:

AJ
Maren
Jeanne
Amber
Brooke
Jennifer

Feel free to join us in this challenge! Please link your projects to at least one of our blogs so we can find it!!!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, December 4, 2009

TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I love Friday's, what can I say??? I mean who doesn't?
Friday's bring all kinds of good things....Friends With Flair, Friday Fun, No Work Tomorrow, the company Christmas Party {tonight!}...all kinds of FUN stuff!


You can find all of the Friends With Flair blogs on the UNITY BLOG! Be sure to check them out, there is always amazing eye candy!!!

For this week's Friday Fun challenge we are making cards or projects with FOOD or things you can eat on them...well you can *eat* margaritas right? I mean, if they are frozen you can bite right into them ;) So that's what I've made for you today, a reminder of SUMMER and SUNSHINE!

I used the Winter CHA Unity set called Margarita Moments, you can get this kit next month!


Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls blogs for more inspiration. We would love for you to play with us- just use keyword FFC60 when uploading to your SCS gallery.
Sherry
Kimme
Sara
Christi


Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Unity Thursday!!!

Good morning!!
Did you all check out all the fabulous deals over on the Unity blog? Make sure you do that, it's the most important part of your day!!!

Today we are all playing with that FABULOUS new Kit of the Month, {...delightful moments}...

I've made 2 cards for you today!

This card uses the cute hot air balloon in the kit:

This card uses this week's SCS Color Challenge:
Now it's time to check out the rest of the Design Teams work (listed to the right>>) and make sure you check out the Unity Blog, too!

Have a GREAT day and I'll see you tomorrow for Friends With Flair and Friday Fun!