Friday, August 31, 2012

friends with flair {comfort by the bowlful}

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I have a card to show you that I made using one of the Unity Stamp Co. past Stamps of the Week that I never got a chance to ink up.  This adorable stamp begs to be paper pieced so of course I had to give it what it wants!
the paper I used is Echo Park Everyday Eclectic.
the border punch is one by EK Success that I stumbled upon at TJ Maxx for $3!  You can't beat that price for a $15 punch :)

If you'd like your chance to win some great Unity Stamp Co. stamps then play along with today's Friends With Flair and comment on the participating blogs for 2 chances to win!

Now let's talk about some SALES!
Unity Stamp Co. and Gina K. Designs are BOTH having some amazing sales you should not miss!
They BOTH have new releases, too!



Hope you get to have a little retail therapy, YOU DESERVE IT!  Especially you moms out there that have sent those kids to school the past couple of weeks...that's a lot of work, REWARD yourself!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

new release with {ippity}!

It's a NEW RELEASE Hip Hop day with Unity Stamp Co.!  I'm so happy you are here!

The whole Unity Design Team is hopping today and we are showing you the NEW {ippity} stamps!

My card uses the adorable stamp Most Wonderful Time.



now your next stop is JOLANDE'S blog for more inspiring prettiness!

of course we can't leave you without a little surprise:
We are FALLING into the Holidays!
Select Holiday Kits marked down up to 50% off! :)
Stock up NOW!

FREE GIFT with EVERY ORDER! {value $6.50}
PLUS a COUPON CODE for 35% off your NEXT Unity Purchase!
{coupon valid on non-sale items only}

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

FTL205 ~ Fall

I decided to play along with the Clean & Simple stamping sketch for this week.
I made a super simple Fall card, hope you like it.
I used Stampin' Up ink and paper and Unity Stamp Co. stamps for my card.
The colors are Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa and the caramel one I can't remember the name of.
These stamps are from this month's Kit of the Month Color of the Season.
The grid is Worn Grid.

Hope you have a fabulous day, it's Monday...you definitely deserve it!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Spooky!

HI!!
Yes, I have another Halloween card...and YES it is purple and black.  What can I say, I love purple and I love black :)

This card is for Friends With Flair and for the FUN, new challenge blog Stamping With the Oldies, where they challenge you to use some of your older, yet still fabulous stamping supplies!
This week the challenge is to break out an old tool you got when you 1st started stamping and I just had to bring out the paper crimper.  I have to tell you my paper crimper might be staying out on my desk for a while, it was fun to use!
I crimped all of the purple card stock on my card.  These stamps are from the August Unity Stamp Co. kit of the month: Color of the Seasons
That adorable bat was begging for some googley eyes, don't you think?!

now I'd love you to check out this wonderful Stamp Out Cancer sale/fundraiser that Unity is having, it's amazing!

Click on the photo for the WHOLE story and all the details for this event!

Have a FABULOUS day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween Laundry

It is almost that time of year, Halloween time!
I really love Halloween!  We dress up at work and go out to lunch to spook the town, it's a lot of fun!

I made this card, it was super simple to make, just some coloring and a little embellishing and there you have it:
This stamp is this weeks fabulous Stamp of the Week, check it out!  For $5.79 (that includes shipping) you get a new stamp every week, really a mini stamp set most of the time because there is almost always a sentiment in the mix!


Thanks for visiting!  Have a really fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop {Sun Kissed Autumn & Fall Foliage}

HI!
The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!
Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps!
To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today is the final day of our blog hop and we are sharing our projects made with Sun Kissed Autumn STV Kit and Fall Foliage!

Here's my card using Fall Foliage & the Sun Kissed paper:

and my card that uses Sun Kissed:
I used the matching Silhouette Files for both of my cards, they are SO FUN!!!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

Thank you SO much for visiting me during this blog hop, I really love hearing your comments!!

Have a FABULOUS day!

Ribbon Carousel & Unity Stamp Co. blog hop TIME!


Welcome the the Ribbon Carousel and Unity Stamp Co. blog hop!
You are in for a TREAT, especially if you are a ribbon lover like me!

There will be some fabulous prizes so be sure to visit all of the blogs (listed below) and leave us all some LOVE :)

I've made a card today using 2 different ribbons, this burgundy 1.5" wired net ribbon and blue burlap looped edge ribbon, VERY fun!!
The stamps I used are from the SMAK kit cre-ate.  I made this card after having one of the best days on my life, on Sunday...I got to fulfill a dream from my bucket list and I DO love my life so I made this happy card!

I think this super fun ribbon looks like quirky flowers and that makes me smile...I hope it makes you smile, too!

Now be sure to visit ALL of the blogs so you can win some fabulous RIBBON and STAMPS!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop {Light Hearted Wishes, American Made & Stippled Nature)

HI AGAIN!
The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!
Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps!
To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!


Today it's all about Light Hearted Wishes, American Made and Stippled Nature and again those amazing Silhouette files!  love.them.

My 1st card is with Light Hearted Wishes:


For American Made I made a gift tag for a friend, I love that this Silhouette file comes with a layering mat!

My card for Stippled nature was fun to make and hard to decide which cute cut-out I wanted to use, I finally settled on the branch and the bird, so fun!

I hope my projects inspire you!


Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:
See you tomorrow for one more day of inspiring projects!

Have a FABULOUS day!  you've earned it!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop {Basket Additions 3 and Country Roads}

HI FRIENDS!
The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!
Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps!
To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

Today the design team is showing you Country Roads and Basket Additions 3!

My 1st card uses Country Roads along with the AMAZING Silhouette cut file that goes along with it, you HAVE to get yourself a Silhouette...just sayin' :)
I saved up for mine around Christmas and asked some family for money towards it as my gift and I'm so happy I did, it ROCKS!

So here's my card:

The pretty green card stock is Fresh Asparagus.
and I pushed myself a little with the coloring...only took me 3 tries!

Now here's my card I made using Basket Additions 3...and no basket.
I love this image in the set...it's totally me, well me, a few years ago ;)
I think one of my nieces will love this card!

I used my favorite purple card stock Vibrant Violet and Gina K.'s amazing white card stock.
The label is from Grommet Tags.

I hope you like my cards!!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

We will see you tomorrow for more inspiring stamping just for YOU!

Have a FABULOUS day!


Friday, August 10, 2012

happy Friday

Hi!
Today I have a super simple card using one of the new Jillibean Soup Unity Stamp Co. stamps.
This set is called Country Pumpkin Chowder
and I just noticed this whole stamp set is ONLY $9.95, kind of crazy if you ask me ;)

I'm playing along with Friends With Flair this week, you should, too!

let me tell you about something I have been waiting all YEAR for, the BIG concert with these 2 hunks:
yeah, I'm going to see them Sunday, so I'll be quiet around here for the weekend since the concert is up near DC on Sunday and my daughter and I are leaving in the morning and heading up to spend tomorrow shopping at all the great stores in that area :)

just a little bit about my weekend.

I hope you have a FABULOUS one, too, you absolutely deserve it!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Unity Hip Hop ~ Phyllis Harris NEW Release!

Happy Hip Hop Thursday!
For today's hip hop you've got the WHOLE Unity Stamp Co. Design Team playing along with the new Phyllis Harris stamps releasing TODAY! 
It all starts on the Unity Blog so head back there if you didn't visit it already.

for today's blog hop I used this adorable little witch for my card, A Tiny Witch:
Isn't she ADORE?!?ABLE? I love using purple for Halloween cards :)

now your next stop is JOLANDE'S blog for more inspiring prettiness!


of course we can't leave you without a little surprise!

ENJOY your shopping and have a FABULOUS day!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Fun card

I stamped.

miracles never cease.

this adorable house is a Unity Stamp Company stamp from the Bella Blvd. line.

hope you like it :)  I'm going to link this up for Friday Fun today, hope you'll play, too.

have yourself an absolutely fabulous day because you deserve it!