Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop Day #2!

Happy, happy Tuesday!
Did you have a GREAT Memorial Day weekend U.S. friends?
I hope you did!

I'm excited for you to see my cards today.

This is Day #2 of the Inspiration blog hop
and we are showing the 2 new stamp sets Dreams and Birthday Bash!

Here is a card that uses Birthday Bash
 I used the Echo Park paper Summer Days on the card above.

This card uses the beautiful stamp set: Dreams
for this one I used Cosmo Cricket Upcycle paper

Here is the Blog Hop List so you can see ALL of the gorgeousness!

and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs
for your chance to WIN a free stamp set of your choice! ($24.95 or less value)

There will be 2 winners each day!

See you tomorrow for another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop
using another brand new Gina K. Designs stamp set!

Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gina K. May Inspiration Blog Hop Day #1!

I am SO excited to show you these May Gina K. Designs stamp sets, they are the bomb-diggity!
Today we are showing off Vogue Vases and Border Bling!

I did a little paper piecing with Basic Grey Marjolaine paper and Vogue Vases:

Here is my card using Border Bling:
Now that is a sentiment I can live by, what do you think???

Here is the Blog Hop List so you can see ALL of the gorgeousness!
and don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice! ($24.95 or less value)
There will be 2 winners each day!
 Come back TUESDAY for another Gina K. Designs blog hop!

Happy Memorial Day

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hip Hoppin' into Summer!

Hi everyone!
Happy Hip Hop day!
The Hip Hop starts HERE!

Today I made a Summery card for you!
It is absolutely perfect for today where I am because it's HOT!
It's been in the 90's in my world all week, way early but I am OK with it!
As long as it's not cold, you won't hear me complain :)

So here is my card using:
It Suits You

Hope you like it!
Your next blog to hop along to is Lisa!


Friday, May 20, 2011

FRIDAY Pirate ParTAY {sneak peek!}


I am getting ready today to go on vacation for a few days, be back Wednesday night...until them we have some FUN stuff!
Tonight and tomorrow is VSN TIME on Splitcoaststampers!
You can find out all about it HERE!

and this card....may or may not be a little secret preview of our 1st challenge tonight!
(don't tell anyone, lol....it's a MUTINY! arghhhh)

Oh yeah and it's a PIRATE PARTY VSN!
and I am about to leave work to go see Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides RIGHT NOW!
and my nails are painted PLANKS A LOT with Silver Shatter in honor of the movie!

Ok, here's the card, just a little hint!

I used the new Watermelon Gazpacho Soup stamp from Unity and the Echo Park Dots and Stripes paper!
Which makes this work for our Friday Fun challenge so use NEW STUFF :)
Christi and Sara played so please visit them, too!

And don't forget about the FRUITY Unity SALE!  Lot's of the BEST stamps on sale, love that!
And the gorgeous new backgrounds on special, too!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Samantha Walker Creative Team MAY Blog Hop

{we are RE-HOPPING since blogger messed us up!}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Team's
May Blog Hop!
The blog hop starts at Samantha's Blog so be sure to visit her 1st!

She will have some important 411 about our PRIZES
for this month's blog hop!

I ALWAYS love to use Samantha's
beautiful stamps and papers and embellishments!

Today I used some of the items from the BLOSSOM collection.

For this card I wanted to show a FAST card with no stamping.
I just used some of the Blossom die-cut shapes
and matching paper:

For this card I used stamping and die-cuts,
along with the Blossom paper in a different color:

The stamp I used for this card is BE YOU,
an Itty Bitty stamp from Unity!

Your next stop?
The fabulous Samantha Walker Designs
Facebook Page!

Have a LOVELY Wednesday!
thank you SO much for visiting!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Fruity Challenge for You

Yesterday, the 15th, a new Unity Challenge was posted!
It's a Fruity one, so be sure to check it out!

what's in it for you?
oh not much...only

FREE KIT of your choice valued at $45 or under
yeah, no biggie, right, LOL!

Here is a card I made for the challenge:

I used the adorable Itty Bitty Sweetest Day

Hope you'll play along!

Have a FABULOUS day!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Feeling a little silly, sorry!
Excited it's Friday!
Excited it's 3:30 here and almost time to go home from work...I see a NAP in my future plans!
Excited to show you my card!

I made a card, mistakenly for Friday Fun using the wrong FF Challenge...this is supposed to be NEXT week but apparently I can't read!

So instead of a princess card that Kimme asked us to make I have a card using NEW stuff!
(so next week I'll just use more new stuff, lol...)

Christi made something, too, and it's not a princess card ;)

So here's my card with a stamp from the newest Gina K. Designs release and new Echo Park Summer Days paper and a new die I got from MFT Stamps!
new, new, new :)

The stamp set I used is What's the Dirt

I hope you like my BRIGHT card I made for you today!

I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!

and I hope to see you again, SOON!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Unity Hip Hop Thursday!

WOOHOO it's Thursday!
and it's my week to Hip Hop!

Today I made 2 cards to show you.

This 1st one uses the adorable-beyond-belief
Itty Bitty stamp:
Basket Full of Wishes
 For my 2nd card I used the May Kit of the Month:
Think Happy Thoughts

Hope you like them!

Your next blog to hop along to is Lisa!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

and SURPRISE, SURPRISE I made a scrappy page!

and YOU could WIN an entire scrapbook
FULL of recipes all made my the Unity Stamp Co. Design Team!
See the UNITY BLOG to see ALL the details!

This is an 8x8 page.
I used: A Number of Things & All About Today

There is a FUN contest and a HUGE (unbelievable) prize over on the Unity Blog
so make sure you check that out!!!

ALSO My Unity Place is having a
FAB All Day Online Crop that you don't want to miss!

ENJOY your Scrapbooking Day!

Thanks SO much for visiting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday ~ a mother's day card and a Helmar winner

{you can see my Mother's Day gift blog post on the Helmar blog HERE! p.s. it's NOT a card!}

Happy Friday!
It's a beautiful day here in VA, I hope it's beautiful where you are, too :)
I have a quick card to show you for Friends With Flair and Friday Fun.
For Friday Fun Kimme challenged us to use "ribbon and pearls".

I used and older Clean and Simple Stamping sketch and A Mother's Love:

You can play along with Friends With Flair by signing up right HERE!

And you can see what my Friday Fun friends have made, too:

and now for my Helmar giveaway winner:
Vicki Dutcher said...
Looks like a product to try! Thanks for the opportunity to get some FREE! (Best way to try it I must say!) TFS

CONGRATS Vicki, please email me your mailing address!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wanna WIN Some Helmar?

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY....guess what?
The Helmar DT had a little contest to see who could round up the most NEW Facebook Friends for Helmar and me and my sweet, sweet friend Jessica won!  {OK fine, she won and I came in 2nd, but close enough!}

SO that means YOU win, too!

I have a sweet prize package for you from Helmar:

All you must do is leave me a comment here on this blog post, be sure to include your email (if it's not on your profile) and it would make me SO HAPPY if you'd also visit the Helmar Facebook page and LIKE them, too!  Now you don't have to but it sure would make me smile....and maybe if about 10 more of you do and tell them I sent you I can beat Jessica, LOL (nope not competitive at all, no sir-e)!

If you have a favorite Helmar product I'd love to know that, too, cause I am totally nosy like that!

I'll post a winner on Friday morning!

Thanks SO much for visiting today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tweet Tweet & Sketch Sketch

Well HELLO FRIENDS of mine!
How is everyone?
I know one thing.
It's a GREAT day to be a PROUD American!
That is 100% for sure.
and that's all I'll say about that :)

How about a card I made using the Unity Stamp Co. May Kit of the Month?

I really, really love these stamps, they are SO pretty and unique!
Since I am not eligible for the AMAZING prizes for our challenges I used BOTH challenges on this card!

Our Tweet Tweet Challenge {prize: 100 stamps & FREE kit of your choice $45 or less)
Our Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge {prize: 100 stamps & any FREE kit of the month}

Hope you'll play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Can YOU Believe It? UNITY is THREE!

I really can't believe it!  It seems like yesterday that we began this amazing ride!
And you know how we like to party!
So there is a FABULOUS party planned for YOU!

you should most definitely visit the Unity Blog immediately!
then visit ALL of the blogs starting from there.
and see just what kind of AMAZING prizes there are!
You know they will rock, cause that's just how we roll!

and now here is the card I made for our little party
using my favorite Itty Bitty stamp called: BE YOU!!!
Your next blog you must visit is: CHRISTI

We also have a NEW Challenge for you!
It's a sketch challenge!
and you can find it HERE
We will post a new sketch each month on the 1st!
See the Sketch Challenge Blog for more info!
(secret: my card above uses the new sketch!)

Thank you SO much for visiting