June 28, 2008

Who ever said Dog Days of Summer...

Did NOT live in my house!!! All I have done is RUN, (and not in the exercise sense) my kids here and there and everywhere ( some Dr. Suess for ya!!) this last two weeks. And summer itself was on a mini vacay...it just now finally warmed up enough to wear shorts!!

Anyhoo....Here is my card for Patter's release party sketch she posted.

She had the inverted scallops alllll the way around the base in her sketch, but, just go ahead and *try* doing that!!
I botched it big time!! toooo much measuring, and I am not one for a card that takes that long to make! ;)

love this little penguin guy~ he is one of 3 in the kit. Cute stuff!
Off to my son's Kempo graduation. He is getting his green belt today! and then we *get* to help my dad move! in 80+ degree weather! good times. Pin It Now!

June 27, 2008

Did a challenge peeps!!!

I love when I can squeeze one in~ This is the very new kit called Tiny Trinity which was released last night.

If you are interested in getting any of the new releases, she has a bundle sale through Sunday night.
I stamped the tree images on my squares (used my SU Punches) and colored in with artichoke, close to cocoa, and sahara sand with a niji waterbrush.

The main panel has leaves are cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I just love that tree in the middle!! This will be a great paper piecing set to have.

And in other late breaking news....Scrapbook Trends picked up one of my cards! I just love finding that happy little mail in my inbox!! ;)

Tiny Trinity- Unity Stamp Co.
inks/CS: Sahara Sand/Kraft, Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, WW.
Brads, ribbon, punches, dimensionals- SU!
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June 25, 2008

Happy Hump Day!

Thanks Goodness summer finally showed up! We are just now getting our first glimpse of summer, the kids and I played on the beach yesterday until they couldn't walk any more!! Gotta love wearing them out to the point of exhaustion!!!

It's new release time....
So...here are my cards from yesterday....What do you think? I love these new images!
And..Angela decided to do a round of 'card' makers sized sets and shrink 'em a bit. Perfect I tell ya! The first is is from a kit named 'Jolly Little Winter' and is so fun~ all great line art images to color in!!

The second is from the kit 'Birds of a Feather', again, line art images as well....you can guess what other images are in this one. ;) You will have to tune in tonight to see the kits in their entirety...

Lauren, Jimmi, and Patter all still have blog candy to win. The winners will be announced tonight.
11 new kits
the first 25 orders will get 25% off
Patter is hosting a sketch challenge here to win a free kit.
and all orders are being shipped for $5.00!!

Make sure to come by between 6-8 pm Pacific time here.

Deets: Jolly little Winter
Paper/ribbon- SU! Bling from impress, brad- deja views, copics

Birds of a feather
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June 24, 2008

Sneak Peek Time

Here are a few sneak peeks of the new Unity kits being released tomorrow. Make sure to stop by the forum- here are the deets:

The party is here tomorrow June 25 from 8 - 10 PM central. There will be discounts, prizes and 11 new kit releases! ...and don't forget about the sketch challenge! You can find that here...make sure to load your cards before the party starts so that you will be entered in the contest to win a free kit. There are three other blogs out there with sneak peeks *and* blog candy, make sure to drop your name to win!

I'll share the rest of these cards tomorrow....
Any guesses as to what the images are??? One should be pretty easy...;) Pin It Now!

June 23, 2008

What? It doesn't update itself????

I really keep forgetting to get ahead here!!
If Blogger could work with voice recognition software, that would help. ;)

This is where my week went...
My girlfriend spent the week in a hotel with a swimming pool and free happy hour. :)

Here is a few mug shots-
the kids swam for HOURS.
First pic is My daughter, Keegan, My son, and Conner.
Second is of us, tired and exhausted.
then the boys with their last official good bye. This is where it gets teary eyed!

Everyone was exhausted!!!

Back to stamping~ I have some *really* cute kits here and will give ya a sneak of it tomorrow!! ;)
If you can't wait...try here.

Big release PARTY WEDNESDAY 6-8 Pacific. which is like8-10 Central?? Check your time zone!!
There is talk of freebies...and the first 25 orders will get 25% off! 11 fabulous new kits-

eta: there are three sneak peeks out there on the other dt gals blogs....go look to see if you can find them!

Off to finish up stamping!!! Pin It Now!

June 20, 2008


School's out and all I feel I get done is play date patrol!! Once again, neglectful of my blog this week~ Any one else have a good routine going yet?

Here is a pic of Elizebeth, Maren, and I at the Copic Cert class the other day. What fun to sit and color allll day!!

And- I have been working on teacher cards prior to school letting out, and am just now getting around to posting them. I love this DCWV grade school glitter pack!! So fun~
The apple is from A Chemistry With Paper's All year bag toppers, ribbon is from American Crafts. This falls in to an easy peasy card- especially when you are making multiples.

So- my girlfriends last day here today~ the kids and I stayed with them at their hotel last night, and will go down to have dinner again with a big group of us and kids...It will be sad to see them actually go! Not going to think about it....

Next week we have to give up the brand new charger...my husband is leaving patrol and heading into detectives. Luckily, he will still have swat to fuel his need for activity!! It will be nice to have him home again in the evenings though :)

Stop by the Unity Forum next Wednesday evening....PARTY!! Angela is releasing 11 new kits, and I hear there is talk of some sort of giveaways....
*great* stuff, I just got my stamps yesterday!! They are fabulous!!! Pin It Now!

Cleaning House...

I am cleaning house- big time! I am in the middle of re-organizing my office/stamp space and getting rid of lots....

If you would like any of these, please shoot me an email- (off to your right) some don't have prices listed yet...still current and not sure of price. Will consider all *reasonable* offers.

Stampin' Spots:

Craft: SS, RR, EE- haven't used in a long time. can't speak for juicy ness. $20 each
Classic: BB $15

Palette glue pad- $2
Color Box- Silver ink pad $2
Ribbon Keepers- SU- (medium in size) $10
SU! Metallic Art Pencils $15

Simply Scrappin' Kits:

SU! Just Delightful - $5- four available
At home - open, not used- $15
Out and About- open, not used-$15
Party Pieces- open, not used-$15

Stamps for sale:
A beautiful Life-$
Looks like spring-$20
Big Pieces-$20
Both Way Blossoms-$ 15
Expressive Flex Phrases-$25
Seeing Spots-$12
Circle of friendship-$12
Polka Dots and Paisley-$12
Ruff Day-$20
A light heart-$8
Wonderful Words-$15
Carte Postale-$
Pick a petal-$
Everyday Flex Phrases-$25
Bud Basics-$12
Love Ya Bunches-$5
On Angel Wings- $10
Cute Converse-$8
All about U-$15
You are my sunshine-$12
Be Happy-$15
Buttons, Bows, & Twinkletoes-$20
Natural Beauty-$14
Jazzed Up-$
Delight in Life-$5
Pretty Amazing-$15
Label Classics-$12
Garden Whimsy-$
Little Pieces-$10
In the Spotlight-$10
Serene Sunflower -$25
Polka dots & petals-$12
Roses in bloom-$25
Baroque Motifs-$15
Happy Everything-$15
Simply Said-$12
Summer by the Sea-$
Birthday Whimsy-$
Boho Backgrounds-$
One of a kind-$
Friendship Blooms-$
Happy Harmony-$
Big Blooms-$30
Petal Prints-$30
Toile Blossoms-$30

Craft Ink Pads- full size:
regal rose
glorious green
brilliant blue
pink passion
more mustard
lovely lilac
perfect plum

Pearl Ex-
Assortment 1, 2, & 3.

Word by Word
Flannel Plaid
and quite a few more...

shipping to be paid by you. Pin It Now!

June 12, 2008

Friday's Inspiration challenge

While Shannan is off "lounging" in Austin, I am filling in for her in the inspiration challenge today.

If you join in- remember:
Keywords UIC04, Unity

I loved the blue and white together~ so very calming.

Well, my son officially made it out of 2nd and into 3rd grade. Today was his last day of school- and in 80 days I can send him back. Not that I am counting or anything.... ;)

enjoy your Friday!!! Pin It Now!

another jersey shore card & a SALE!

Thanks to everyone for their oh-so-kind words this last week!!! And to avoid drudging up any sad thoughts~
on to the card!

here is another card with the fun jersey shore paper- LOVE it!! this card uses Unity's new kit Flirty Flowers.

I am working on trying to get caught up with projects~ I have move up day today for my son at school, and a surprise baby shower for his teacher today, dance, and a trip to the zoo....squeeze in time for stamping, and food, and I am about maxed!! Ahh- love the last week of school!!!

back to the card- simple- easy peasy- but I never have enough thank you cards!! So- this is an easy to reproduce project in any other color scheme for any thank you need....I am going to stock up!!

.....and if you haven't tried Unity's stamps yet~ Angela is running a special (she loves to come up with random sales!!!) and if you are in the US- shipping is $5!
Check it out here!

have a super day- the sun (which we haven't seen in a few weeks) is threatening to come out today!!! Pin It Now!

June 8, 2008

taking a day....or two.

So, we had a great party last night- My bff is moving to Thailand, and it just hit me today. We have talked about it for months, I have listen to her plan and organize moving her four boys over there, preparing the house here, figuring out housing there, getting school stuff together for there...all the while not really thinking it would really happen....and then my son asked about it today and I just lost it.

His closest and longest friend he has had. That's what did me in I think.

So- I will be back...just need to deal. Pin It Now!

June 6, 2008

thanks Lauren!

For this AMAZING idea that for whatever reason I did think of!!

My sons teacher just found out she is having a baby boy and the class wanted to have a little shower for her- I of course couldn't pass up the chance to play with this new kit!!

I stamped the cute little giraffe on the card with black, and then on to bashful ds paper and cut out, and popped up on dimensionals.

I just love how easy peasy this was!!! Thanks Lauren!!

And if you missed out on the big announcement for the new Unity additions~ there is one more~
Linsey Rickett, {scrapperLinsey} will be joining us as the June Guest Designer spot!
yea Lins!! Congrats~ and head on over to her blog to check out her fabulous creations she posted for today!
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June 5, 2008

CPS challenge, and an announcement

So, in usual fashion (late!) here is my card from the CPS sketch last week! This kit is the new Wild & Crazy bunch kit, and I just love the animals in it.

I made the card from the largest sized scalloped circle nesties out of my set.

As I am sitting here looking at the coloring, I am thinking I should sign up for that copic class! ;)

So- Big day for the new Unity DT~ We are adding 8 new fabulous gals!!!

It hasn't been officially posted in the forum yet....
but congrats to:

Amber Hight
Maren Benedict
Jennifer Buck
Ana Wohlfart
Heather Brown
Natalie Dever
Lauren Meader
Patter Cross

Congrats girls~ you will love working with Chris and Angela!! Pin It Now!

June 4, 2008

Unity's KOTM layout

Hiya- quick post today... I am moving in toooo many directions this week!

Here is a quick page I whipped up using Unity's Kit of the month, bliss and a birdie. This is a super mix of fun images/sentiments to work with. The sentiment Once upon a time is stamped on the photo with craft ink, and the swirl image is stamped on acetate with stazon.

So I am getting along with my sewing machine currently...however, there has been some tension!!
I did manage to sew this piece of pattern paper onto the blush blossom, but it was not an easy task to say the least!!!

I also stamped the corner image with versamark, because I don't own blush blossom ink!? sounds like I need to order it!

Tomorrow is the big day for the new members of the Unity DT to be announced....stay tuned, good stuff ahead! Pin It Now!

June 2, 2008

Love these bright colors

So the kit of the month will be shipping soon, and we were able to get ours early to play with...

I have been wanting this sentiment for a while now!!

I used these colors so that I can send this to my son! He loves getting happy mail. (Who doesn't?)
I usually send it anonymously...

I am trying to to get a few things done around here, and am planning a rather large (*HUGE* is more like it) going away BASH this weekend at my house. I will be cleaning and getting the backyard ready! time to bring out the lawn furniture.

The end of the school year is near, and I am looking forward to being able to take the kids to the beach daily....now if the sun would only come out! Pin It Now!

Love these bright colors

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June 1, 2008


So we have been gearing up to make this fabulous announcement about Maren joining Unity as a guest designer for the month of June, and she was also picked as FS over @ SCS!

Go Maren! I Just had to find time to squeeze a card of hers in today!

Here is the new Kit Of The Month from Unity. Bliss and a Birdie.

I just love this paper from American Crafts~ it goes perfectly with Wasabi/Bashful or Sky/ & Pumpkin!!
Great colors!

The circle was cut using my nesties, and I just hand cut 3 of the flowers and mounted them with a pearl blue brads from SEI.
Look for more projects using this kit!
Have a great Sunday! Pin It Now!