Friday, October 29, 2010

FFC & FWF Friday!

Happy Friday.
Today is a weird day here in my world.
It's Friday and y'all know I love that.
It's also the fun day that the girls at work dress up for Halloween and the boss takes us out to lunch and I love that.
But it's also the day that our President just called everyone to the board room to tell us that one of our co-workers wife is going to die today. The doctor says she may only make it a few more hours this morning.
Sorry to be such a downer, I'm usually not like that but today, I just can't keep it in.
His wife has had cancer for a few months, it's a bad one, very aggressive, I can't think of the name of it right now, she's 42 years old, has a 14 year old daughter and a 17 year old son and my heart is broken for them and her husband.
We all thought this latest type of chemo would work, we all had hope...I sent her the card I made yesterday for Hip Hop and now I'm afraid it will be so sad when her husband gets it in the mail and she's gone...
So while I sit here on the day that I usually love, I feel guilty that Mike and I still get to be together, that I get to be with Rachel every day, that I get to live a normal, healthy life and I have to wonder WHY?
I'll try to be more positive, but I just needed to say that and to feel these feelings for a moment...because after I post this I have to smile and answer the phone and be happy and laugh and act normal.

Here is what you came for :)
My card is for Friends With Flair and our Friday Fun Challenge this week. Christi challenges us to use chocolate images or chocolate colors...I am sure I must have some chocolate images somewhere but in my searching I couldn't find them so I used Brown and Kraft...chocolatey-ish, right?

Today's November KOM Sneak Peek:And my card using these stamps, that I made for Mike last night. It's a little plain but guys don't need ribbon and pearls, right? I think he like it :D
If you'd like to see the rest of the Friends With Flair participants you can check out the Unity Blog.

Here are the rest of the Friday Fun Challenge girls:

and I'm a butterfly...for the day:
Hey, thanks for visiting and listening.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hip Hop Surprises

Today's Hip Hop is FULL of fun and surprises!

How about Unity and Jillibean Soup???

And how about another Hip Hop Flip Flop??

What do you think about a 40% off sale in the BRAND new Unity Store {code: UNITY40}???

Yep, it's ALL here!

If this is your 1st Hip Hop and you are all like "what is this crazy chick blabbing about???" then check it all out HERE on the Unity Blog!

Let me start with my Jillibean Soup card. This kit is called "Jolly Good Fun".
I used this week Hip Hop Sketch Challenge.

This card uses the {Ippity} set called What Matters Most.

Now it's time to hop over to AJ's blog and see what she's made for you!

Next Blog

And I will see you in the Unity SCS Forum for lots of FUN!
(starting at 11am EST, 10am CST)

See you there!!

Unity is going to donate $.25 cents to the Susan G. Komen foundation for EVERY SINGLE NEW FACEBOOK fan that they acquire starting at MIDNIGHT NIGHT Wednesday going through Thursday at Midnight. Head over and "like" if you haven't already!

And thank you from the bottom of my Hop Hoppin' heart for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #52

TODAY is the last day for you to play in the Play Date Cafe Challenge!
This is their Anniversary celebration week! And the prizes are from Unity and Cosmo Cricket! BIG TIME prizes!

Here's my card that I made for the challenge using Just Be You:
Make sure you head over to the PDCC Blog for more info!


Friday, October 22, 2010

FFC in a Circle!

I'm late today...I actually forgot what day it was, crazy!
And it's my favorite day...Friday, not sure what's wrong with me!

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is to make a circle card since we have a full moon in the skies tonight! I LOVE full moons, can't wait to see it later!

For my card I used some Nestabilities and Echo Park paper and stamps here.
Hope you like it!

Check out the rest of the FFC Chicks:

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thankful Hip Hop & WCMD Winner

Happy Thursday!!!

So happy you are here! I mean that 1,000%!

You should start the Hip Hop at the Unity Stamp Company blog and hop on through to the end!

This week the Unity & Ippity teams are making Thankful projects for you.

So I have made a skinny notebook for giving thanks. I am thinking I could write in what I am thankful for every day or I could use it for my Thanksgiving dinner to-do list (though that list will be small since we are sneaking off to the beach for Thanksgiving!)!
I used the stamp set Simple Blessings for the notebook.

I hope you like it!!!

And now I would like to announce the winner of my World Card Making Day Color Challenge...

SCS Member Name: mommyto4 (Jodi Stanisch)
You win a Unity *itty bitty* stamp.
Please email me: with your mailing info asap :)

Now it's time to hop over to AJ's blog and see what she's made for you!
Next Blog

And later I will see you in the Unity SCS Forum for lots of FUN!
(starting at 11am EST, 10am CST)



Friday, October 15, 2010

FFC & FWF Friday!

Today my card is for Friday Fun and Friends With Flair!

For all of the Friends with Flair blogs please visit the Unity Blog and to find out all about how you can be a part of it check out THIS SCS thread!

For this week's Friday Fun Challenge, Christi, challenged us to make a card with 5 layers ONLY (not counting the base layer, thank God!), in honor of her nieces 5th birthday.
This was harder than I thought but very fun!

I used the FABULOUS chairs from last month's Kit of the Month from Unity.
I have been dying to use these chairs...not sure what took me so long!

Check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girls:


Now let's see who won my Halloween treat from yesterday's post!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-10-15 14:25:08 UTC

Lacey said...

super cute!! Reese's pumkins are my FAVORITE!!! yum :)

Email me with your Mailing Info and I will send you this yummy treat!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a GREAT weekend!

Oh, don't forget the Unity WCMD Challenges are over get to stamping!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Fun Hip Hop!

Hi lovely friends of mine :) Hope you are enjoying the pretty Halloween goodness we are sharing with you!

If you are just starting here at my blog, you will want to start at the Unity blog and hop on through!

For today's Hip Hop, I decided to take my favorite candy in the world and dress it up a bit for the occasion!
You pull the ribbon to get the treat out:
I used the Samantha Walker/Unity Stamp Co. kit called Halloween Traditions.

I hope you like it!

If you do, then please leave me a comment about it and I will pick one of you to mail it to!
(I can only mail it to someone in the US because of shipping costs, sorry, but you ALL know I love you ALL over the world)

Now it's time to hop over to AJ's blog to see what treat she has for you!
Next Blog

Later today I hope you'll join us in the Unity SCS Forum for some chatting, prizes and FUN!

See ya there!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To Birthday Challenge

ALL month long, well since World Card Making Day on the 2nd, SCS has been having the Hope You Can Cling To stamping challenges, and today is MY day!

You can find my challenge right HERE!

And I am 100% sure that you will want to play along when you see these prizes!
Can't wait to see what you make for my challenge!

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Unity Store Kit

Happy Saturday! Hope you're having a great weekend so far!

Here is my card using the October Stampin' Store Kits from Unity called Roots & Wings and Throughout All Generations.
I used Crate Paper's Restoration line on this card.

I also used the WCMD Sketch Challenge from Lisa.

You can hop over to the Unity Blog and see all of the cards from the whole team!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!


Friday, October 8, 2010


Hi everyone! I'm happy that you came to visit me today, it means a lot!!!

Today my card is for Friday Fun and Friends With Flair!

For all of the Friends with Flair blogs please visit the Unity Blog and to find out all about how you can be a part of it check out THIS SCS thread!

Here is Christi's challenge to us this fine Friday:
"It's already October and that has us gearing up for the holiday season which is a time when we tend to focus on other. For today, it's all about you. Create a project that is just for you and your enjoyment."

And now here's my story...I always do things for myself, I do what I want to, when I want to, the way I want to. I make cards only when I feel like it and only the way I want to...yep that's me.
So today I thought I'd sort of do the opposite.
I made a card for someone else, for my daughter, Rachel. She's always asking me to make her cards and I wanted to last night so I did.
It's also sort of for me, too since I wanted to use these new Nesties I got from a friend to make a scalloped card so I did!
I used the October Unity Kit of the Month Take Time To Laugh.

Check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girls:
- still not stamping...

Thanks for coming by today and I will see you tomorrow with a card from the Unity Store Kit of the Month!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Hip Hop Day!

Howdy y'all...yep, coming to ya from good ole VA :D
I'm feeling a little silly so you'll just have to bear with me for a minute!

been like this ALL DAY, must have been the caffeinated coffee! Yep, I'm a decaf girl but for some reason I had 2 cups of full octane today! And turned into a straight up goofball!

OK, OK...I'm going to try to focus!
(you just never know what you'll get when you stop by, do you?)

How about some card talk and some Unity talk? Well you simply MUST visit the Unity Blog, not only because this whole Hip Hop starts there but because I heard there are some Blog Only sales going on today! Hurry on up and get in on that action!

And then get over to the Unity Challenges Forum on SCS and play some of our WCMD Challenges, or ALL of them to be exact! You could win the Kit of the Month for FREE for a whole year, just for playing all of the 23 challenges you are in the running!

Today I have 2 cards that I made for the WCMD challenges!

My 1st card uses the stamp set One of a Kind and Kelly's One Layer Card challenge:

and my 2nd card uses Little Whispers and AJ's Paper Piecing challenge:
These challenges are ALL so fun, I am pretty sure I'll just keep plugging along and playing them for quite a while!

Now it's time to hop over and see AJ!

Next Blog

Then I hope you will join us in our SCS Forum for lots of chatting and prize FUN!
See you there starting at 10am EST!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Chat with y'all later!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Unity WCMD Color Challenge


How cool is it that we get our very own Holiday???!!!
Are you ready for the WHOLE day of stamping??? It's the LAW! You have to stamp all day! :) You know you want to!

We are some lucky people alright!

I'm so excited about all of the Unity WCMD Challenges today!
We have OVER 20 Challenges for YOU!

You can find all of them in the Unity SCS Challenge Forum!
And on the Unity Blog!

And on the Unity Facebook Page, too!

My challenge is a Color Challenge!

Here are the colors {taken from the Echo Park paper I LOVE!}:
You can use them all of use some of them, it is up to YOU!

I made a Christmas card with them!
I now realize I should have used a darker brown for the image BUT it's all good! I'll know for next time :)

The image I used is from the Unity Cosmo Cricket kit called: Mitten Weather

All you have to do now is STAMP using ONLY Unity or {Ippity} and use the keyword USCWCMD03 in the SCS Gallery and you can also post it to the Unity Facebook page for more chances to win!

  • There is 1 Itty Bitty up for grabs for each challenge.
  • One person that plays ALL the challenges individually (no combining challenges for this prize) will win the KIT OF THE MONTH for 1 YEAR FREE!
  • You have until October 16th to be eligible for a prize!

  • Winners will be announced on October 21st during Hip Hop.
Now get to stamping and celebrating!


Friday, October 1, 2010


Happy Friday and World Card Making Day Eve! Happy October! (you officially have 11 days to get my birthday cards to me;), lmao!).

First things first...October bring you this GORGEOUS and FUN Unity Kit of the Month! I can't wait to play with this kit!

Today I have 2 cards and a sneak peek of what's coming tomorrow!

My 1st card is for this week's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge:

And my 2nd card is for today's Friday Fun Challenge. It's a new month so we have a new hostess, Christi!
She was very tricky today and asked us to make a card for WCMD but not so easy...
We have to include:
W - writing
C - corner rounder
M - magenta
D - damask

and this is card #2...the one above was supposed to be for this challenge but I obviously forgot the magenta.
Now this one is correct :D
Writing: dots under sentiment to match the dots on the rose stamp
Corner Rounder: yep!
Magenta: it's there!
Damask: cuttlebug embossing folder

This stamp is the Itty Bitty called A Thing of Beauty
{all Unity orders over $40 get 30% off and a FREE itty bitty! coupon code: GRATEFUL}

Check out the rest of the Friday Fun Girls:

- she's not stamping this week :(...she will one day soon, promise!

Now tomorrow is the BIG day!
It's OUR holiday, just for US, the card makers! WOOOOHOOO!

You MUST come to the Unity SCS Forum to see what we have for you! You will LOVE it!
This is a little sneak of what I have in store....
ALSO Splitcoaststampers has a HUGE party planned and I do think I'll be involved a little bit there, too ;)

So come over tomorrow and Get Your Stamp On!