April 30, 2009

I think I have seen this color before...

I just don't use it that often-
Today's stamp simply challenge is to use YELLOW! Let the sun shine!! (And it did here today, and is supposed to again tomorrow! :)

for not using yellow often..... I really like how it turned out! The paper is lemon tart from pti.
I combined cas challenges as well- I stamped the flower images all over the top half of the card with versamark. {click on the image to make it larger}

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime85- and here are the rest--Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Barbara.

stamps- garden inspirations- Lizzie Anne Designs
cardstock, button- pti
brads- SU! ribbon- may arts



***also- JacksonBelle is taking pre-Orders from May 1st-15th for hand made crocheted flowers from Melody, aka Lacyquilter. Check out Melody's cards here using her own crocheted flowers.

They will be 8 per package. Each Package will include either 1 white or vanilla. The rest are assorted. Price is $7.99, shipping will be 2.25 for up to 10 packages.
Email Lindsey at jacksonbelle@hotmail.com for orders. Pin It Now!

hip hop unity celebration day 4!

day 4 and it's time to hip hop again!! I am a stamping machine this week! I think this weekend I will sit and do nothing!!

Lots of info today- check out Ang's blog for deets- in the scs forum- one new challenge posted, 4 new sets being released, one fun-fun-fun game, and hip hop with lots of prizes to be won!

I was feeling a bit blue this week- flower is feel the joy- covered them randomly with glossy accents. Anyone else get in habits like this where they use the same thing over and over....?
I have used the glossy accents on every card this week. Once i put it away- i will forget about it for months!

sneak peek- the journaling half circles on the right of the photo.

my baby! She was always such a smiling baby!! Here is a shot of her wearing her dads stocking cap hat-it kept slipping down over her eyes while she was playing play doh. I should have known then that she was going to be a bit headstrong. She insisted on doing things her way from day one!!! paper is all cosmo- brad is mm.

make sure to head over to Jen's blog next- Pin It Now!

April 29, 2009

Unity celebration day 3


and sneak peek #3 for you today...


I thought i would rough up my card a bit and distress the edges- I like how it turned out.
The image is from the soon to be release May KOM and the sentiment is from March's kit- simple life. I colored my flowers in and then covered the center with glossy accents.
*and* I used kraft. did ya notice there was no kraft on yesterday's card????

Hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks!!!

off to attempt some cleaning today- the laundry room has really special powers at our house- it magically doubles the dirty laundry in there.... wonder if i leave some cash in there what will happen???? Pin It Now!

April 28, 2009

Unity celebration day 2

and more tulip photos.... ;)
skip over them if you have had your fill!

Here is day two's sneak peek for you- the house and home sentiment. I also combined this with Christi's challenge for today. (and challenge it was!!!)
I paper pieced my house with mostly October Afternoon paper-- (the heart is Basic grey) Cut out the clouds from OA, stamped a flower from birdie inspiration, scalloped the bottom, and used a martha stewart butterfly punch for my bug.

Remember when uploading for today's challenge to use keywords: USAC2, Unity for a chance to be entered into the KOM free for a year contest!


and in case you didn't see enough....


more from the tulip festival- :)

I wont make you look at all of them- :)

I just uploaded all of these and now i need to order a few prints to hang.

any faves? I love the pink and white ones- but they are all just gorgeous! Pin It Now!

anything but the norm...

Tuesday's mean Jbelle challenge time- (This is post #1 of 2 for today)

and today's challenge is to make a card that isn't rectangle. anything but the norm-

I actually like how this turned out- i used my label die from nesties to make the card.
Stamps are from Inkdinkado, buttons is Melissa Frances, ribbon is may arts, and the paper is fancy pants-

Make sure to use keyword JBE051 when uploading- and check out the rest of the girls:

  • Kim O'Rosky
  • Kisa Peters
  • Lindsey Botkin
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maren Benedict
  • Melissa Bove
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Shannan Teubner
  • Taylor Usry


  • check back later- posting more tulip pictures! ;) Pin It Now!

    April 26, 2009

    happy monday and a color challenge

    holy smokes- ever have a weekend so busy you are glad it's Monday?

    Here is the May KOM sneak peek for you- (Check out Angela's blog for info on all the happenings this week!) This card also combines Jen Bucks color challenge. it's a two-fer! ;)

    Make sure to stop by the Unity forum each day-prizes, games, challenges, and a chance to win the KOM for a year!

    Remember, upload using keywords: UACC, Unity for a chance to win-



    We had such a busy weekend I thought I would share a few pics-

    Here are the kiddos on opening day of fishing- my son caught one right off the bat- he had a good morning-

    Here is my rookie fisherman and her new pole. We came out a bit after the boys did, she didn't catch anything, but had lots of fun! She loves her pole!

    The next day we headed up to the tulip festival- it was a gorgeous day for it- everyone and their brother must have thought the same...the crowds were awful!!!

    love these pinks ones-
    aren't they gaw-jus!
    and this has to be my hands down fave pic of the day! He is so handsome!

    and she is pretty darn cute her self!!! ;)

    rows and rows of gorgeous flowers
    and in a field of all yellow, one red one. love it!

    so here is 6 from the day, and to think I only took 315 pictures.... I spared you the rest! Pin It Now!

    April 25, 2009

    another scrappy challenge

    Ok simple scrappy gals! It's another Clean and simple scrap sketch!!!
    Jen sent me this fun little sketch to work with the other day-

    and I took the liberty or rearranging the title to work to my advantage ;)


    Here is my layout- my adorable little girl at 18 mos. passed out completely at the bottom of the stairs. She must have taken one look up and opted to crash right there instead of attempting that many stairs!! Kids sleep in the craziest places! HI-Larious!

    - and how perfect is that fun little die cut from Cosmo- it says- "always be sure to get your beauty rest" Might even be more restful in a crib! ;)

    Mostly all Cosmo here- cardstock & ribbon tab are SU!
    make sure to upload using keyword CASSB06 and link back so we can see! Pin It Now!

    April 24, 2009

    Yea for Friday!

    I am in need of some down time! What a long week! Today's card is the last of the sneak peeks for the Lizzie Anne release tomorrow, and conveniently, I worked it into Sharon's challenge for the week as well, piping.

    Special Spring Release Promotion: Every order placed on release day, April 25th, will receive a FREE pack of our French Floral designer paper! No code required...it will be automatically added to your order!

    This is the last of the LAD sneak peeks!! This is from the new kit sweets and treats.
    I used pink paislee's paper since it went so well- however, LAD has new digital papers that match this set!!

    Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime84- and here are the rest--Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Jenny Pin It Now!

    April 23, 2009

    You are Invited!


    {This is the second post for today- scroll day to the first}
    To the newest stamping community on the web! ;) Happy Hip Hop- LOTS of info today- hope we don't overload you-


    Since Unity is nearing it's very first birthday...we are celebrating BIRTHDAY'S around here! Here is my birthday card! Happy Birthday Unity! Stamps used are Flirty Flowers.

    And here is another one from the Birdie Inspiration kit- I just love all the sentiments in this one!
    we want more sentiments Ang!


    and lastly we have a new Jessica Rose image releasing this week- Love is Everything. She's got such great whimsical images!

    Make sure to head on over to Brooke's next! Pin It Now!

    Day 2 sneak peek!

    Welcome to day 2 of LAD sneak peeks! This is the first post of two for today :)

    Stop by the LAD blog to check out all the images from the new sets being released, and to see others awesome projects!

    My card uses the set Garden Inspirations and the sentiment is from the new set being shown today- Everyday Sayings. It's also the LAD sketch 75 for this week- I love sentiments, and don't think you can ever have enough! This one is FULL of things to say! ;)

    hope you enjoyed the peek!
    see you tomorrow with another! Pin It Now!

    April 22, 2009

    It's sneak peek time!

    Whew- happy hump day! Today we are showing sneak peeks of Lizzie Anne's upcoming new release this Saturday!


    This is from the Bless this nest set- I love how realistic the birds are. The flowers on the blue panel are from le jardin.
    I thought I would go out of my norm and distress this a bit- the choc, kraft, baja, and card base are all distressed. I stamped the bird on naturals white, cut him out, and popped him up with pop dots.


    and this is from the Garden Inspirations set. I love all the little sentiments in this one- great stuff! This is one of those sets you will grab often- very versatile! paper is basic grey, ribbon is may arts.

    enjoy the rest of the sneak peeks! be back tomorrow with more! Pin It Now!

    April 21, 2009

    It's official.

    I do NOT like this card. I usually love CAS, but I don't like this one. I thought maybe if I changed the pattern paper I would like it....but I don't have time. Lauren has a dr's appt today that will take most of my day- so....hopefully you will like this card! :)


    Today's challenge was 1-2-3. One stamp, 2 embellies, 3 layers total. (there was a debate on the card base being a layer, and indeed it is ;)




    I used the imaginisce bird, daisy D's picture hangers, pink paislee pattern paper, may arts ribbon, cuttle bug embossing folders, and stickles.

    Make sure to use keyword JBE050 when uploading- and check out the rest of the girls:

  • Kim O'Rosky
  • Kisa Peters
  • Lindsey Botkin
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maren Benedict
  • Melissa Bove
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Shannan Teubner
  • Taylor Usry

  • Pin It Now!

    April 20, 2009

    and were off.......

    to another gorgeous week here! We had such great weather yesterday I opened all the windows in the house. Spring is finally here! ;) also went for a nice little run, a habit I have neglected for a bit!

    Our challenge is to use woodland creatures- it seems that they have been quite popular in scrapping and stamping lately- owls, deers, beavers, squirrels, etc. I went with a QAE card-(quick and easy- not to be confused with CAS!!!!) the paper is from an SEI mat pack. I stamped the deer, cut him out and popped him right in the middle of the woods!

    make sure to check the others out- Amber, Brookie, Jennifer, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!

    April 18, 2009

    I am the only one....

    Who has to say EVERYTHING at least 3 times before my kids hear it? And then....they say...HUH? so I get to repeat it yet again....please tell me I am not!

    Ok- on to the scrapping- I sort of had this in my head all week and I think now the pattern paper in the back might be a bit too much, maybe should have went with white only....but since the challenge was to use pattern paper....I did!
    What do you think? Maybe I will have another go at it later-



    Here is the sketch- the challenge is to use pattern paper in your layout-
    and my finished project- I thought that the black and white photo would work with the pattern paper...still not sure on the dots though. must be my affection for white space getting in the way!

    make sure you give it a try and link back!
    cassb05 when uploading- Pin It Now!

    April 16, 2009

    Thread it through!

    This weeks challenge over at Sharon's blog is to thread through- I went with a different approach than threading through the punches-I actually broke out a needle and thread!

    but i did a very clean and simple card to make up for it! ;) I have been itching to ink up these new Ali Edwards stamps and finally found the time!! The paper is basic grey bittersweet-, brads- American Crafts.

    And hoping that if my husband doesn't actually see this on here- I may be ahead for an anniversary card!


    Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime83- and here are the rest--Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Jenny Pin It Now!

    April 15, 2009

    it's Thursday!

    today's hip hop is celebrating mom's today....

    and in true fashion for our house, I am NOT in the picture. I have about 6 pictures of me...I keep asking for someone to take one!
    This photo was taken during our spring break a few weeks back at the ocean- there is this long cliff of rocks, and of course my son had to climb all over and as far out as the cliffs went. This is the three of them before the climbing adventure.


    Here is one I took of my daughter last night- she got a new hat and glasses, won't take them off!

    onto the cards... ;)
    This one is a bit more than my normal cas self- and I like how it turned out- it uses Tiny Trinity, paper is basic grey.
    This one is a one of my new fave sets! I love ALL the sayings that came with the birdie inspiration! I cased it from a card I had published in CARDS a while back-

    and this one is WAAAAY out of my normal clean and simple, but....it's growing on me! ;)
    It's from this month's DD sketch. What do ya think? I still like CAS better I think!



    Make sure to head over to Lynn's blog next! Pin It Now!

    April 14, 2009

    late is better than never!

    I am a little behind this week- but I am here! Today's challenge from JBelle was a sketch-
    I took a little liberty with it and turned it on it's side-

    Stamps are Lizzie Anne, ribbon is May Arts, flower is from Maya Road, and the paper is Pink Paislee.

    Make sure to use keyword JBE049 when uploading- and check out the rest of the girls:

  • Kim O'Rosky
  • Kisa Peters
  • Lindsey Botkin
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maren Benedict
  • Melissa Bove
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Shannan Teubner
  • Taylor Usry

  • sorry for the short post- have a great day! Pin It Now!

    April 11, 2009

    Happy Easter- and a layout-

    real short post today- we are busy busy busy! Peter cottontail is on his way!! ;) Here is my sample for this weeks CASSB-

    here is the sketch-


    and my layout- we have been on what seems like a dead run since school let out Friday- My page uses Basic Grey paper, maya road journaling tags, making memories & SU! felt flowers, MAMBI Icons, and basic grey rub ons.

    make sure to upload using Keyword CASSB04 and link back to us so we can see!
    Have a GREAT EASTER! Pin It Now!

    April 9, 2009

    thank God it's Friday!

    Wow, what a long week. And a busy weekend ahead-

    Today is time for stamp simply and I couldn't be happier!! I need a clean and simple card and I am off to nap! We are hanging things up today! Short post today-

    I used Verve's Floral Symphony for this one- the 'hanging' tag is from SU!
    the ink is tangelo- memento, and the brads are AC.
    that's all for today! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime82- and here are the rest--Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, and Jenny Pin It Now!

    barely hip hoppin'

    Well it's safe to say I am tired of being sick! However, I do think maybe I might be on the downhill trend of being sick... I managed to get a few cards done for today's hip hop :)

    Since we are having an Earth day theme today...I pulled out the eco chic to use! I love hip hop rewinds, they give us an opportunity to pull out all the great stamps that are lonely!

    Here is the the little flower from the eco chic kit- the card is 4" squared. I cut the flower out and popped it up, and did the same with the center of it again, it also has glossy accents on the flower center and the leaves.

    And lastly- this is a new image being released today for Earth day- Plant a tree. I stamped the image twice, once on white, and once on green. I cut the green tree portion out and popped it up on the white.

    Make sure to head on over to Jeanne's blog next! Pin It Now!

    April 8, 2009

    Lizzie Anne sale!

    Lizzie Anne Designs is having a sale- some things are up to 50% off!

    check it out here!

    now I am moving back to the couch to rest! ;) Pin It Now!

    April 7, 2009

    Unity DT Spotlight...

    This is the second post for today- scroll down for the first~

    Today's my turn for the spotlight on Angela's blog- I finished the year in cards class for March over at 2 peas, and she has them on her blog- go check them out. Fun to try new things-


    Here is another card that is a bit out of my normal range- I was starting off with the clean and simple challenge for the week, but it called for distressing, and.....well.....CAS and distressing don't usually work together- so I went a whole different route with it.

    The paper is from Memory Box, and most of the stamps are from the KOM, fresh beginnings.

    have a super day- hoping for more sunshine here! Pin It Now!

    JBelle Tuesday!

    And today's JBelle challenge is white on white~ right up my alley! ;)

    I inked up the Lizzie Anne set 'welcome home' and stamped it on the largest size label nestibilitie- Wrapped some may arts white swiss dot ribbon around the card, added a few white brads, and popped the label up on pop dots. Everything's better with pop dots.
    :)

    If playing along- remember to use keyword JBE048 when uploading, and check out the rest of the girls:

  • Kim O'Rosky
  • Kisa Peters
  • Lindsey Botkin
  • Lynda Benden
  • Maren Benedict
  • Melissa Bove
  • Michelle Woerner
  • Shannan Teubner
  • Taylor Usry

  • stamps- Lizzie Anne Designs, may arts ribbon, copics. Pin It Now!

    April 6, 2009

    Monday Challenge Chicks do Unity KOM!

    This week, we went with inking up the new KOM from Unity- I can't stop using the girls in this kit-I just love the image!

    I went with Kristina Werner's A year in Cards class for this layout- I love how she is so well loved and she calls herself simple, clean and quick- CAS does have a place in crafting it seems! ;)

    Anyhoo- I did the ribbon frame from her class, and while I didn't seem to really like pomegranite, paired with Kraft I think it ROCKS! realllly love how the kraft tones it down.
    She had an element popped up in the square, so I popped the dresses up on both girls- not sure if you can see.

    Make sure to check out the other girls!- Amber, Brookie, Jennifer, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!