January 31, 2009

Happy Saturday!

It is turning out to be a gorgeous day here today! After a chilly week in Anaheim, the Seattle weather is quite appealing!!

Here is a Lizzie Anne Valentine for you, using the set L'Amour which happens to be on sale this week still.
I paired it up with some fabulous Cosmo Chemistry paper, and a bling heart from MAMBI icons.

And while we were in Anaheim, we had the opportunity to eat with the Lizzie Anne girls- Tricia and Meridith. They took us all out to dinner-we had a great time!

I am hoping to get some organizing done today in my office...but it's not looking promising! ;) Pin It Now!

January 29, 2009

Stamp Simply Valentine

This weeks stamp simply challenge is to create a valentine! I think this might qualify as a valentine...
I am finally home from Anaheim and am trying to get all caught up with everything.

Make sure to check out the rest of the girls-
Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Deb.

Remember when uploading to use Keyword ssnotime72.

This card uses Lizzie Anne Designs set L'Amour (which is also on sale this week) and some Basic Grey paper-can't remember the name!

I stamped the bird on to the square and then again onto another piece, cut the body out, and adhered on top of the original stamped image. I realllly like the stark contrast of the black on white, so I opted to not to color it in.

back another time with another card :) Pin It Now!

Hip Hop, back home! and LOTS of pictures....

Hip hop everyone!! While it's nice to be with all of your friends and family at CHA, it's also nice to be home. :)

Here is a few random photos....the amazingly sweet Lori Craig, the second with Cindy Lawrence, and then the rest are random Unity girls enjoying it all!

The cards all use the new set Beach Days and sun rays- fun set to color in with- sorry not so chatty, 5 days gone lends to a messy house with a little bit of catch up for me!
make sure to hop on over to Heather's blog!!!

Hip HOP!!!

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January 27, 2009

Tuesday's DT Challenge

It's JacksonBelle time!! Check out the JBelle blog for all the deets!
This weeks challenge was Faux stitching, which worked out perfectly since my sewing machine and I aren't speaking to each other at the moment-
When uploading, remember to use keyword JBE037.

I used the October Afternoon Detours set today on my card- and paired it with the hometown paper.

Sorry for another fly by post!

Check out the rest of the girls!!

  • Kim O'Rosky
  • Kisa Peters
  • Lindsey Botkin
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maren Benedict
  • Melissa Bove
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Rachel Baird
  • Shannan Teubner
  • Taylor Usry
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    January 26, 2009

    Another Monday challenge chicks card!

    This card....looks as if it was photographed in black and white. But it really is that Grey I guess!!

    Today's theme was "masculine", and with my normal being behind a tad, I also paired it with CAS, and quick like!

    nothing like a few toooo many last minute deadlines to simplify a card or two this week! ;)

    Check out the rest- not sure if we are all playing since most of us are in Anaheim- sorry Amber!!!!! we wish you were here!!!! here are the other girls-
    Amber, Brookie, Jennifer, Jeanne, & Maren.

    Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co
    Paper- DCWV glitter pack, going grey textured, basic grey, and basic black- all SU!
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    January 25, 2009

    Thanks Ashley!!!

    thanks heavens for blogger letting you schedule posts, huh?? ;)
    If all goes planned I am at CHA, and this post is up on time!

    Ashley Newell {HeartHugsDesigns on SCS} sent this adorable card to me the other day, *AND* a bar of chocolate! I am not sure what I did to deserve that!!
    but I will take it! ;) And that chocolate bar will come in handy in the middle of the day here...

    Check out Ashley's blog here and leave her some love! Pin It Now!

    January 24, 2009

    Leaving on a jet plane!

    My soccer game was canceled last night, (thankfully, 11 pm was just too late to play!) so I am getting all caught up on blog posts!

    I am on my way down to Anaheim and soooo looking forward to a break!

    This card I haven't shared yet, but it went out with the Lizzie Anne Newsletter first of the month. If you don't get their newsletter, you can sign up at the bottom of the page here.
    It's a fun little card using the set L'amour, which happens to be on sale right now!!

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    January 22, 2009

    Stamp Simply modernized

    For this weeks stamp simply challenge, we were to go with a modern edge. I am hoping this is open to interpretation...I went with a modern layout. ;)
    when uploading, use key word ssnotime71.

    I used Lizzie Anne designs new set tea time-
    I have been itching to play with this set more. Be prepared for more of this set to come-

    Make sure to check out the rest of the girls-
    Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Deb. Pin It Now!

    Hip HOP party people!

    Well....it's the last hip hop before I head out to ANAHEIM. Yes, I am a tad excited and looking forward to it. ;)

    My first card uses the Hambly prints paper 'woodgrain' and the owls which will be soon available as a single.

    My second card uses that adorable Jessica Rose image Boom". I stamped the image in black on to the white frame, and then again in red several times. I cut the text box out and mounted it with pop dots, and then the heart and the words as well. The turtles are also cut and popped up- love this one! added some MAMBI bling and some SU ribbon-
    make sure to stop by Wendy's blog next.

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    January 20, 2009

    October Afternoon time!

    It's another JacksonBelle Tuesday!!

    This week we are showcasing October Afternoon! They have some of the best product out there- love their papers!

    My card today uses the detours collection. I stamped the background using the smallest flower from the set. I stamped the largest and then covered it in shimmerz- that stuff makes every thing glittery!! I am feeling a bit summery as well- tired of the cold- looking forward to Anaheim this weekend!

    The patterned paper is also from the detours collection and matches this years "in" colors pretty spot on.

    This one is next on my list to get! ;)
    remember to upload using JBE036- here is the rest:
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    January 19, 2009

    Flock me baby!

    It's another monday challenge chicks sort of day and today's challenge was "flocking".

    Make sure to check out the other girls-
    Amber, Brookie, Jennifer, Jeanne, & Maren.

    Thanks Buck for thinking of sheep. ;) I was stumped on what I was going to use my white flock on!! I am a little scatterbrained this week it seems!!

    This sheep is one of LAD newest releases- in the nursery. and minimal coloring in is always awesome! I stamped the sheep with memento and flocked him. and I *finally* used my labels nesties!!

    stamps- LAD in the nursery
    going grey, pacific point SU! neenah classic crest solar white
    nesties, (circles, ribbon tags)fun flock (Stampendous) ribbon- SU! dew drops, cuttlebug embossing folder.
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    January 15, 2009

    Stamp Simply #70 Happy Birthday Sharon!

    Well....I wasn't sure on this one!! lol, but here is my take on Sharon's challenge this week!! Senior Citizens Rule!
    ssnotime70 if you upload~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON!

    I went with my new tea pot from Lizzie Anne's release last week-while it may or may not be senior citizen worthy- I love it! I paper pieced the tea pot, and cut out the lid with my hobby blade. yikes- not an easy task!

    Make sure to check out the rest-
    Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Deb.

    Have a great weekend! Pin It Now!

    Hip HOP!

    It's that time again!
    This weeks new releases are super also!! I however, went with the KOM. I have been itching to ink up Jeanne's new stamp and make some simple note cards with it!

    And as the Valentine nears us, I whipped up a few to have on hand!
    The first, uses the new Bitterweet from Basic Grey and the love stamp.

    The second- (Jeanne's grass) is stamped on Kraft with Kiwi ink.
    and the last uses Jeanne's distressed swirl at the top with those cute little heart flowers covered in stickles!

    Make sure to hop on over to Renee's blog and see what she has in store for you!

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    January 12, 2009

    Tuesday's with JacksonBelle!!

    This weeks JBelle challenge was to use NEW! new it is-New paper, and accessories!! New Year, new stuff-
    I used the newest Basic Grey bittersweet and some brand new shimmerz blingz in hotty pink! Wow- this stuff is fun...I even painted the edges of my card with it- it dries quick!

    I covered my chipboard heart with the shimmerz- quick and easy, and tied it on with some may arts ribbon. (I think I overuse this stuff!) It goes with everything!
    Then I added a few dew drops-

    Here are the rest of the girls!
    Make sure to use keyword JBE035 when uploading! Pin It Now!

    Monday Challenge chicks....

    Vacation is the theme for today-
    Check out the others- Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Maren, & Jennifer

    I went with a scrappy styled card, a little out of my normal element- but always fun to do once in a while, plus I figured time to use up those kits I pay for! ;)

    I used some Teresa Collins journaling cards and the passports line from Making Memories for this one-
    The card is from LAD's new release last week- things that go
    have a great Monday- back tomorrow with a Jbelle challenge! ;) Pin It Now!

    January 8, 2009

    Stamp SImply time-#69

    Well, it's definitely still winter here!
    Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is to make a winter card- nothing more winter like than sparkly snowflakes. Needed to brighten up my card though- lots of red! The patterned paper is from October Afternoon, and the ribbon is SU!

    The snowflake is from Septembers KOM over at Unity, as is the sentiment. I stamped the snowflake with white craft ink and covered it with II embossing powder. The brads are from deja views.

    Make sure to check out the rest-
    Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Deb. Pin It Now!

    It's Back!! HIP HOP!!!!

    WooHOOO!!! Welcome back HIP HOP!!!
    It's been nice to have a mini break, but I am ready for some partying!


    by Lisa Hetrick-
    fun, fun, fun set!!! great sentiments too!! ;)

    My first card uses all the lamps and the you simply shine sentiment- colored the one lamp in with a copic. Brads- American Crafts

    The second card uses none other than the fabulous Basic Grey- colored my lamp in with the colors from the paper- love that combo!
    A simple MAMBI Icon is on the "I" of the sentiment-

    And the last- Uses the always bright and cheery October Afternoon paper-

    Hope you enjoy the first Hip HOP of 2009!!

    make sure to head on over to Heather's blog and check out what she has cooked up for ya! ;)
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    Day 3 of LAD Sneaks!

    A few more sneak peeks for you! Tonight is the release party over in the LAD forums- make sure to stop in!!

    Today's cards are using new singles- With Sympathy and Happy Birthday.

    The first is actually one of my favorite cards in a while- usually sympathy cards are not fun to make-
    Went with a clean black and white color scheme. The paper is American Crafts.

    The second is again, a simpler styled card ;)
    I stamped the flower from Le Jardin 4 times, and cut each layer, mounted with pop dots, and painted with angel wings Shimmerz. I stamped the sentiment in baja and pierced around the edges, mounted the mats with pop dots again.

    Make sure to stop on by the LAD blog to see all the rest of the teams samples and ALL the images!

    Have a great day!

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    January 7, 2009

    Happy Hump Day!

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    Quick post today- It's day 2 of the sneak peeks from Lizzie Anne today-today's card uses the In the Nursery set. This is a fun set to work with-
    I stamped all 3 images on neenah white cut from my nesties- the cow was colored in with a copic marker. The paper is October Afternoon, and the buttons- SU!

    Thursday, January 8th, 6:00PM PST - Winter Release Forum Party!
    Come and join the fun at our Winter Release Forum party….hosted in the Lizzie Anne Company forum. Drop in, let us know what you think of our sneak peeks, chat with your fellow stampers, and party with the LAD gang! Click here for more information… Friday, January 9th -The new stamps are officially released, as well a beautiful new 2009 catalog!

    make sure to stop by the LAD blog to see the whole set and the rest of the teams samples!

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    January 6, 2009

    Doing the happy dance....

    Happy Tuesday- today ALL kids are back in school! It's a beautiful thing! :)

    Today I have a few sneak peeks of some new Lizzie Anne Designs being released on friday!!!

    The first one uses the new Hoppy Easter simply single. I am lovin' this bunny!! I went with outlining her with a copic and colored in the egg. The paper is Cosmo and pink piroutte.

    and the second uses the little bits set Welcome home- this is a fabulous set! My mom is in real estate- this set will come in handy! ;)

    Make sure to stop by the LAD Blog today and check out all the new releases, and the other girls samples!

    This is the second post for tuesday, scroll down for post #1.
    see ya tomorrow!
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    Jbelle Sketch Challenge

    This is the first post of 2 for today~

    For JBelle's Challenge this week Lynda gave us this fabulous sketch! Check out the rest of the team!

    Make sure to stop by Jacksonbelle's store- she has EXCLUSIVE SHIMMERZ BLINGZ on sale this week!!!

    Stamps- Prima
    paper- October Afternoon, Pacific point, celery, ww
    MAMBI Icons, May Arts Ribbon
    memento ink, copic markers
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    January 5, 2009

    Monday Challenge Chicks- inside and out

    I am slow going this morning...My camera would not cooperate and of course I got started on my card late! ;)

    Today's challenge was to make a card inside and out- I went with a thank you theme- need a lot of those lately!!

    Make sure to check out the other girls-
    Amber, Brookie, Jennifer, Jeanne, & Maren.

    My card uses Giggle Grove- the tree is stamped on the card, and then on scratch paper, cut, colored in, and mounted with pop dots. I used the MS butterfly punch and adhered them so their wings are popped up as well- Can you tell I am ready fro spring?!? ;)

    My son heads back to school this am, (despite the attempt from the snow last night!) Woohoo for a routine again!

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    January 1, 2009


    Today's challenge was to make a thank you card- those are always good to have on hand! I went with a bright cheery springy color theme. I am really ready for winter to be over!!

    The image/sentiment is from Unity's KOM- September which can be found here.

    The patterned paper is from Jenni Bowlin, and the dots background can be found here.

    Make sure to check out the rest of the girls:
    Sharon, Julie, Jennifer, Janine, Dee, Becky, Tammy, & Deb

    Have a great weekend- looking forward to Monday when all goes back to normal! ;)

    Stamps-Unity Stamp CO
    Paper- Sky, JB patterened paper, WW
    Button- buttons galore & more
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