Friday, April 29, 2011

Lovey Dovey Friday Fun and Flair!

WOW!  Is LOVE in the air or what???
If this doesn't make your heart pitter patter I'd have to check your pulse!
HOW SWEET and romantic?
and could you totally tell that they really, really LIKE each other?
it's SO beautiful to see people in love.

I'll tell you a little secret, I was watching the wedding
and watching them looking at each other and I thought
"wow, they are lucky to have a love like I have"
so I'm a little mushy today, I just LOVE love!

Hope you are feeling the love, too!

You probably didn't come to hear all of that blah blah blah, lol!
So here is the card I made last night, it was a quicky...I timed myself
and it took 9 minutes!
That's all the time I had seeing as though I was getting up at 5am
for the WEDDING!

I used the Unity stamps:
a thing of beauty
a number of things
The paper is Echo Park:

Check out the Friends With Flair post HERE

This is also for today's Friday Fun challenge to use FLOWERS on our cards!

HEY, you remember my news about Helmar, right?
WELL if you want to win a STICKY PRIZE PACK
& tell them JIMMI SENT YOU!
and YOU could WIN!

love ya, thanks!!!

THIS stamp is only $5.00 today!
and Sunday there is some AWESOME Unity fun coming!
So come back and check it out, K?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hello Hip Hoppers & Bye Bye Retiring Stamps!

HELLO to all my Unity peeps, friends, buddies, fabulous human beings!
It's Thursday.......that day of the week that we Hip and we Hop!

It's also retirement day!
SO many Unity stamps are going bye bye...forever (on the 29th)!
So make sure you check the Unity Blog for all the details!
You don't want to miss any of these CLASSICS!

I have a few cards made with some of my favorite retiring stamps
to show you but 1st I have one card using April's
kit of the month: Small Things Matter Most
You only have a couple of days to get your hands on this FAB kit!

and now for some retirement action!

Mega Tea Cup

and one with Love is Toxic, such a COOL set!
Now it's time to Hop on over to see Lisa!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm SO Excited!

and I just can't hide it!

A wonderful friend told me over a month ago that the fabulous sticky peeps at Helmar
were looking for a few good women (and men) to join their team.
So very reluctantly, because they are like ARTISTS at that company, so very reluctantly
I sent in my email with all they were asking for, along with my Helmar pants story
where I was late for work and my hem fell out of my favorite black pants
so I grabbed the 1st thing I saw which happened to be my handy-dandy 450 Glue
and hemmed my pants right up!
and that was a few months ago and they are STILL holding strong!
That's some awesome stuff!

So, anyway, I got a call from Tracy, the boss lady!
She left a voicemail for me and I could have sworn it said
"hi Jimmi, this is Tracy from HELLO USA..."
I was SO curious I called to see what "HELLO USA" was, LOL!
and then I fainted!
no really!

Yes I am on the Helmar DT and I am shocked, floored, flabbergasted and feeling BLESSED!

and my sweet Jessica is on the team, too, so we are BACK together, LOL!

Along with ALL of these fabulous chicks!
  • Tracy Weinzapfel (DesignTeam Coordinator)
  • Erika Taylor
  • Leanne Garner
  • Jen Erickson
  • Carisa Zglobick
  • Sarah Mullanix
  • Julie Walton
  • Carrie Ferrier
  • Carole Stirrat
  • Jessica Morales
  • Letitia Grace Lauer
  • Cherry Nelson
  • Connie Mercer
  • Jessica Diedrich
  • Jimmi Mayo
  • Lydell Quinn
  • Alicia Barry
  • Michelle Wallace
  • Beck Beattie
  • Julianna-Jelumen
  • Jenny Burns
  • Mandy Collins
Thanks for sharing my great news with me!
Have a wonderful day and see you tomorrow for Hip Hop Thursday!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop Day #3!

Today is the final day of our Gina K. Designs Inspirational blog hop.
Today the team is showing off the new set, What's the Dirt?

I have 2 cards to show you that I made with this FAB stamp set!

For my 1st card I used Melanie's new digital paper Crazy Daisy.
I printed the black and white page and I sprayed it with some shiny stuff.

My second card is the card I made for my Stamp TV Challenge

Don't forget to comment on ALL of the blogs for your chance to WIN
these fabulous stamps!

Thank you SO much for all the love you've given me
these past few days!

See you SOON!

Caity Sue look for an email from me
for your address so I can send you
my card from yesterday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop Day #2!

I'm SUPER duper excited to show you the cards I made with
Branching Out, a really fabulous stamp set!
It's SO prettttttyyyy :-)

I made this 1st card for YOU!
For everyone that has been SO welcoming to me
since I joined the Gina K Designs team,
I am overwhelmed and had a few tears brought to my eyes
reading your sweet comments, so
(I would love to send this to one of YOU so leave me a comment
and I'll pick someone and email them tomorrow for their address!)
For this card I used the past weeks Sketch Spotlight
I also used some of the new paper Gina is carrying
Echo Park Springtime
Here is the whole list of blogs
showing you samples from:
Branching Out
Following Your Dreams
Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog
for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!
($23.95 or less)
There will be 4 winners chosen!
Jimmi Mayo < that's me

See you tomorrow for another Gins K. blog hop with a new set!
Thank you for visiting me!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day #1

Woohoo, how are you?
Are you having a lot of fun so far on the hop!??
Your stop before me was Jennie and now it's my turn!
Today I'm showing off 2 new Gina K. Designs sets!
and they go PERFECTLY together!

For this card I used Gina's tutorial: Reverse Nestabilities

and this one uses some yummy
Salt Air paper from Cosmo Cricket!

What do you think???
Are you as in love with these stamps as I am?
I hope so!

Now you should most definitely, you just must...
hop over to see sweetie pie, LEE!

I am 100% sure she has something PURTY to show you!
Thanks for visiting!

oops and don't forget to play along with me HERE!

Two lucky readers will each win two stamp sets of their choice along with a surprise embellishment pack including ribbons, buttons and more! The winners will be announced on THIS  blog entry just before day 2. Each blog you comment on will count as an entry so you will have lots of chances if you comment on all of the blogs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gina K. Designs Release PARTAY Invitation

{and I am SO excited to be a part of it!!!}

You should have hopped to me from Jennie's blog
If not then you should definitely head back there to check out what she has for you! 
You don't want to miss a single exciting moment, do ya!?

I'm SO pleased to share a few things with you!

First of all you are totally invited to a fabulous party!!!

What:  Gina K. Designs April Release Party
When:  TONIGHT @ 7:00 - 9:00pm CST
Where:  Stamp TV

We have a fun evening planned for you -
chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares,
and most importantly, at the end of the party
you will be able to go shopping!

I'll be a FUN challenge for you, tonight!

and because this is my 1st time hopping with the Gina K girls
I thought I'd just go crazy and show you my whole card...
it's for my challenge tonight...
maybe you can figure out the challenge just by looking at it?

Maybe you can't!
Oh it could be SO many things, right?

The stamp set I used is NEW and FAB
and on sale tonight at 9:00pm CST!

Now don't forget to meet back up with me
& the rest of the girls, Gina, too!
7:00pm CST HERE!

See ya there!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

winner winner(s) of the Faber-Castell giveaway! & a little about ME

YAY, we have 2 winners!
they are...
drum roll please....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
57 22
Timestamp: 2011-04-20 13:17:56 UTC

Rachel B said...
Hey Jimmi, I just shared your giveaway on FB! Thanks for TWO chances to win!
Jacilynn said...
this is gorgeous! seriously cute. thanks for sharing your art!

PLEASE EMAIL ME: with your mailing info!

And now here's a little FUN...
I’ve seen this little game going around the blog world for quite some time and thought, “might as well fill this thing out.”
Actually I love answering these types of questions so I found it quite entertaining.

ABC's of ME

A. Age: oh gosh, 37, I think.
B. Bed size: Queen and not big enough for us and 2 100lb dogs!
C. Chore you hate: Anything to do with cleaning anything, especially my bedroom.
D. Dogs: well they would not be happy to be called "dogs" so we will say I have 2 furry daughters, Tara and Caco.
E. Essential start to your day: Snooze button then sweet tea
F. Favorite color: Purple
G. Gold or silver: Both, usually mixed
H. Height: 5' 3.5"
I. Instruments you play: none at all, I can play Mary Had a Little Lamb on a recorder, learned that in 3rd grade ;)
J. Job title: officially I am a "Legal Secretary" but I have no legal training, unofficially I am a "Shopper Extraordinaire"
K. Kids: I have a 19 year-old..omg...daughter.
L. Live: In a house.
M. Mom’s name: Daisy
N. Nicknames: Jimmi Jam, Mom, Scarlett (by my mom)
O. Overnight hospital stays: a few, maybe 3?
P. Pet peeve: lots of those...people that don't speed, pants that are too short, baby talk, slow people at the cash register, crying/loud babies in restaurants, Crocs/Clarks/Birkenstocks...
Q. Quote from a movie:  "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." ~ Scarlett O'Hara (see N)
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 2 younger sisters
T. Time you wake up: 7am-ish on work days and maybe around 10am on the weekends
U. Underwear:Isn't that TMI???  let's just say I do not have panty lines, nor do I ever want to see them on anyone else, thank you very much!
V. Vegetables you dislike: Mushrooms & tomatoes
W. What makes you run late: My hair
X. X-Rays you’ve had: shoulder, ankle/leg, cant think of any others...
Y. Yummy food you make: I'm known for my cheesecakes and crab cakes but no one's ever complained about anything I've cooked, LOL ;P
Z. Zoo – favorite animal: Elephants

Now YOU do it and come back and leave a link here in the comments so I can see!!!
have a great day!
SEE YOU TOMORROW for Gina K Release Day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


THIS happened, for real!

I'm SO excited!

(don't forget about my giveaway, HERE)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Design * Memory * Craft project & GIVEAWAY!

I'm So excited to show you all something NEW and FUN today!
I have been playing with the new Design Memory Craft products, the Mixed Media Sampler sets and Color Gelatos...ummm...and the Gelatos look like LIP GLOSS, so they are basically perfect ;)

The Mixed Media Sampler sets are fabulous sets of coordinating coloring mediums and the Gelatos are these creamy sticks of color that you can blend and stamp with and water color with, very COOL!

I have made one card so far using them.  I used the Big Brush Pen and the Gelatos on this card:

To be exact, I used all 5 of the Gelatos on this card!
I used the 4 colors in the Gelatos and Clear Stamp kit and the metallic
Gelato from the Mixed Media kit.
I colored the butterfly with the 4 Gelatos from the Red set
and smudged them around with a sponge!
Then I put some of the metallic Gelato onto another sponge
and sponged the embossed dots on the background.
If you could see them in person you'd see how shimmery it looks!
I used the Big Brush Pen to color directly onto my stamp for the sentiment.

Very FUN and EASY!

Here is a little bit about these products from the company:

Mix & Match from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft makes designing with color simple. Choose a color set that inspires you. Choose a medium. Mix & Match as you create. Color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects.

Mixed Media Sampler Sets in Red, Yellow, Blue and Green encourage you to spread your creative wings and experiment with mixing mediums!  Each set includes a Stamper's Big Brush, Gelato Metallic Stick, Pastel Pencil and Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor pencil.  Experiment with mixing colors and mediums or layer different mediums to create depth and details.  Or try using your rubber stamps with the different mediums to see which effects you like the most. 

Color Gelatos are creamy sticks infused with brilliant color.  The color slides easily onto papers and can then be dissolved with water to create watercolor effects, or left to dry for vibrant bursts of color.  Try stamping with the Color Gelatos, or apply a field of color and use a stamp to remove the color.  Color Gelatos work wonderfully on flocked papers and embellishments too!  Color Gelatos are acid-free and odorless.

Do you want to WIN BOTH of these products???
Faber-Castell is giving away both of these products
to 2 winners right here from my blog!


Just leave me a comment saying you want to win!
and if you share it on Facebook or Twitter or your own blog,
that will give you 2 entries, just come back and say so!
Easy, right?
and be sure to include your email address so we can contact you!

Winner will be chosen Wednesday at 9:00am EST and posted that morning!

I'll be back later this week with another project using these FUN products!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday is TWEET!

Today I have a card to show you for the new Unity Challenge!
These challenges start on the 15th of each month!
This month the theme is Tweet Tweet!
You are to make a project using a bird image.

I made a card with the Samantha Walker, Unity kit:
Life is Beautiful

I didn't get to make something for this weeks Friday Fun and
I am not too sure who all is getting to play this week ,
but they all deserve some love so go pay them a visit...

I'm also going to submit this for today's Friends With Flair!
There is a NEW way to play so check it out!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hip Hop in a BIG Way!

It's HIP HOP Thursday!
and it's EXTRA exciting
and BIGGER than ever!
our FAMILY has grown together!!

read all the fabulous details on the Unity Blog!
And ENJOY all the beautiful, wonderful variety of styles of
 projects we have for you today!

I have made a little *country*~style card for you.

I used the April KOM: Small Things Matter Most
I hope you like it!

Now you should totally hip hop
over to see the FAB Miss Karen!

Enjoy the Hip Hop and have a GORGEOUS day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Samantha Walker Creative Team APRIL Blog Hop

HELLO everyone, welcome to Samantha Walker day!
I'm excited for you to see what I's NOT a card!

You should have arrived from Karen's blog.
If not be sure to start HERE to see everything!

I made a cute little treat holder for Spring:
I used some FUN Samantha Walker paper (Cottontail)
and the stamp set:
Butterfly Garden

Now please hop over to see what Cristal has made today!

Also, don't forget to see Samantha's blog
for a chance to WIN some fun goodies!
comment on ALL of the teams blogs
for a chance at one of the new, beautiful
Spring paper collections!

Have a happy Spring day!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

37 Reasons for Friday Fun

Hello and TGIF!
yep, I'm ready for Friday!

I have a card for you today.
It's for Friends With Flair and
also for our Friday Fun Challenge.
Sherry turned 37 this week so she challenged
us to use 3 ribbons and 7 embellishments...yikes!

So I gave up last night and threw in the towel.
then I thought about the card all night
and how it would not win!
So I got up a little early before work
and finished it, HA!

it's definitely a "made too early to be awake" kind of card
with a few smudges and stuff but oh well, right.
it is what it is!

I used Oh Happy Day for my card

Here are the rest of the FFC girls:

I don't know who's playing and who's not
it's be one of those weeks for some!

Thanks for the visit!
I just adore y'all!
til next time.

Have you gotten Small Things Matter Most, yet???

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Hip Hop!

Yep, it's a Hip Hop day!

How are you liking the view so far?
You should have hopped over from Jess's blog
but if not you can start the party at the Unity Blog
and just hop along!

Today I have a card I made using a Bella Blvd
co-brand stamp set called:
which is ONLY $10 right now :)
I also used Oh Happy Day
I used some fun Cosmo Cricket Upcycle paper on my card.

Hope you LIKE it!
Now it's time to hop over to my
sweet, FAB friend, AJ's blog...
Next Blog

Please, please don't miss out on the soon to be RETIRED
stamps, right HERE
there are some FABBY ones in there!

Thanks a TON for coming over today!

See you tomorrow for Friends With Flair!