July 31, 2009

Friday sneak peek August KOM

so....what's your fave so far???? Pin It Now!

July 30, 2009

Hip HOP from Orlando!







a little sneak peek image for you today!! happy hip hop from Orlando! I tried to get a card done before I left- didn't work out! so.....I am posting but not participating in the blog hop -

ENJOY!! Pin It Now!

July 29, 2009

another sneak peek....august kom

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!
i mean, i LOVE it! :) Pin It Now!

July 28, 2009

oh SNAP!

cute, love the play on words! Pin It Now!

July 27, 2009

woohoo! it's that time

to start sharing a few sneak peeks!

I was super swamped and crazy busy the weeks leading up to leaving for CHA... I was abit neglectful in the forum and in blog land-

it's just so hard in the summer!!! so...... to THANK all of the people who still come and visit, leave comments, and who follow on my blog still- I will draw one name randomly from my followers on the right to win this new ALPHA from Unity!!!
many many thanks for your continued support! Pin It Now!

CHA bound! & more LAD notecards!

I am on my way over and down to Orlando!! Hopefully I can update from there- will share as much as I can when I get back if not!

So I made a few extra notecards when I first got this set~ couldn't stop playing!
I love little tags/notecards/gift cards- and this new set is perfect for it!!

all in a row-



all cards are 3x3, use wassail paper, scallop punch, circle pucnh, ribbon, and MAMBI ICONS.

enjoy! Pin It Now!

July 24, 2009

stamp Simply!!

We are using the fruit of the vine this week!! Check out Sharon's blog for all the details-

Stamp is from Lizzie Anne's Monthly Mix- Hey Sunshine!

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime97- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Rose Ann - July's guest.

be back in a bit with a Prism and another Lizzie Anne Sneak PEEK!!!!

Have a great weekend! Pin It Now!

inspired by.....prism peek


My card is up over on the Prism blog~ here is a snippet of it-
to see the rest of it, and what inspired it- head on over to Prism- Pin It Now!

Lizzie Anne sneak peeks day 3!!

last day- tomorrow they are all up for grabs! Head on over to the LAD Blog for all the deets-

First up is a gift tag using the new Love & Joy Labels- I stamped the bird then cut him out, popped him up with foam tape.


Then a quick little card using the Oh Christmas Tree set- Paper is Basic Grey, Wassail, ribbon is SU!, and gems are from MAMBI.

make sure to head to check out the rest of the girls designs- links are all to the left! Pin It Now!

July 23, 2009

hip hop halloween style!

*Post 3 0f 3 for today* scroll down for LAD sneak peeks.

Happy Hip Hoppin Halloween style! Today we are releasing a fun new Halloween themed kit!!
*AND* Today's my sons 10th BIRTHDAY!! We are having our own party here!


I fell back in to a CAS Kraft mode this week...might have been all the assignments I had piled up on me! ;) First here is some Cosmo Haunted paired up with one of the new sentiments that go with the tree.


I covered the candy corn with stickles, and finished it off with black gems from Kaiser.

Make sure to head on over to Lisa's next!!



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Lizzie Anne sneak peeks day 2!

*post 2 of 3 for today*

It's a Halloween kind of day! Today Lizzie Anne is showing some fun new sets! Check out the full set on the LAD blog.

I love Halloween, and I love making cards for Halloween- I knew I would need this set as soon as I saw it! I colored the moon in and covered it with glossy accents for some shine. Some black Kaiser gems finish it off beneath the sentiment.

Make sure to check out the rest of the girls sneak peeks! Pin It Now!

Limelight sketch time!

*This is post 1 of 3 for today*

It's another sketch from the Limelight ladies- head on over to Mandy's blog for all the deets!

I flipped the sketch on it's side, I tend to lean sideways some days! I used the new October Afternoon paper, Basic Grey buttons, and October Afternoon rubons.

Make sure to play along as there is a Unity sentiment up for grabs! Pin It Now!

July 22, 2009

monthly mix madness!

It's the summer quarter stamp release time!! Make sure to pop on over to the Lizzie Anne Designs blog today to see all the new sneak peeks!


Today's card is using their new monthly mix- I love the little owl sitting on the tree branch- it makes me smile! the tree branches are stamped on Kraft, cut out, and popped up. wood buttons are from paper trey, and paper is basic grey-lime rickey.

Off to boil in the wicked warm weather we have been having- Pin It Now!

July 21, 2009

JacksonBelle Tuesday time!

Another Jacksonbelle Sketch for today-


Today's card is outside of my normal colors- but I think I may like it- I usually really steer clear of purple- but it works! I used a Lizzie Anne sentiment, paper is Basic Grey, MAMBI Icons, and May Arts ribbon-

Make sure to check out the INKADINKADO products this week- they are ALL ON SALE!


here are the rest of the ladies-

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designz

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Heather Lee-Reppen: Ink on my Ear

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

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July 16, 2009

Stamp Simply in black and white

This weeks challenge is to use black and white in your creation to create understated elegance-



While my card my not be elegant- I really like how it turned out! I used the suitcases from my new hodge podge of happiness kit and highlighted them with a C-1 copic. Paper is from DCWV and the rest is pretty self explanatory-


Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime96- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Rose Ann - July's guest.

Have a great weekend! Pin It Now!

Hip HOP! it's finally here!!!

What's that you say? The customer kit you all voted on in the SCS forums! It's in rubber and it's so fun!

I struggled with which image to use first- I was thinking the books- but went with this one. I love it-paper is october afternoons road map.

And since we had a few Christmas in June themes already going, I continued on with it!
paper is again OA, and the center of the flower is black flower soft.

here is the inside- nothing fancy, just didn't want to leave it black!

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

July 14, 2009

hurry...grab my arm.

I am drowning in life! and laundry, and dishes, and many other things as well.
ha! oh well- not for long, right???

this weeks JacksonBelle challenge is another sketch- check out the blog for all the info-

I am unsure of this card- I liked it, then I didn't, and then I did. I think it's the busy pattern- goes against my normal CAS style. ;)
paper is Cosmo, and buttons are Basic Grey. Glossy Accents courtesy of Ranger.

here are the rest of the ladies-

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designz

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Heather Lee-Reppen: Ink on my Ear

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

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July 13, 2009

stamped background challenge...

here we are for another Monday challenge time-
this weeks challenge was stamped backgrounds. I am guilty of using pattern paper far too much! such a conveniece I guess. Do you prefer stamped or paper, or does it depend on the project?



It seems as if summer is flying by faster than I thought it would. Something going on every weekend, week long training trips for dh, a week long trip to orlando for me...swim lessons every day, VBS this week, a birhtday for my soon to be 10 year old, and daily playdates!- before i know it the summer will be over!!!

So- I went with a quick and easy card- Simple layout, colors, and embellies.
Star background is the promo kit for the JULY KOM- and the sentiment is from last months KOM.

off to the pool, then VBS, then hopefully some r and r time!

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

July 12, 2009

It's a Lizzie Anne Anniversary Party!

Every day during the LAD celebration one of the DT gets to choose a set to highlight-my set, High Hellos is on sale for 40% off today!! I like all the fun images in this set- it's one of those go-to-all-happy-occasion sort of set.

I started with this weeks CPS sketch, and tried to keep it simple- the colors and pattern speak well enough on their own. I am in a non kraft using mode lately! Maybe it's the sunny weather that has me using the brights I so desperately try avoid normally!

here is the rest of the birthday bash info for you-

July 15th- Lizzie Anne will be revealing something new!

July 22nd - 24th- SUMMER STAMP RELEASE SNEAK PEEKS.

July 25th- OFFICIAL SUMMER STAMP RELEASE DAY- This is the day we will also be choosing winners from the card contest, they will be announced over on Lizzie Anne Land and on the LAD blog.

stamps- High Hellos- Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper- Basic Grey- June Bug
buttons- impress
copics, icons, DMC thread, cardstock- SU!
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July 10, 2009

Inspired by....

This months theme is inspired by over at Prism- and to see what it is and what inspired me...you will have to head on over there!



More and more lately I have been drawn to new patterns and color schemes. Greaking out of my usual kraft shell maybe! ;)

anyhoo- go check it out, and what the others have been up to this week as well! Pin It Now!

July 9, 2009

thank God it's Friday!

Even though it is summer, I could use a weekend! DH has been gone all week- we have had swim every day at the crack of dawn, and far too many play dates to count this week.
I am ready for a lazy Saturday!

Here is my Stamp Simply submission for the week- Let the sparks fly!


Easy peasy- who doesn't love a little stickles everywhere! ;) It's a tag- not much easier than this! I started with Kraft base, then added some making memories paper- Alpha letters are Dutch Girl from Cosmo- and the stickles!

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime95- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Rose Ann - July's guest. Pin It Now!

hip hop alpha style!

*post 2 of 2 for today*

Happy Thursday- thursday's are always a fun day- it's the party day over in the Unity forums!

Today we are releasing a new alpha- and I just adore it- i love how fun it is! such a great font!
I tried to use the colors in the paper in my letters- just a bright cheery happy card!

and second up is a thank you card- the best part about alphas- you can place the letters how you like. I went with a little bit a high and low here! I have never been a fan of symmetry. ;)

*paper is lemonade from BG. flowers from MM. black gingham ribbon is from Sharon's store.

here's the inside- don't mind my thumb! ;)

make sure to check out Kimber's fab stuff next! Pin It Now!

Sketch time over at Limelight!

*post 1 of 2 for today*
It's Sketch time over at the Limelight Blog! Check out Mandy's blog for all the deets- I believe their is a button prize pack up for grabs! ;)

It's summer- and summer means traveling and vacations right?? So I went with a vacation themed card using NEW RoadMap from OA!



So- the striped paper and the circle paper are from the new Roadmap collection from OA- and the blue strips I stamped from my Unity set. The buttons are Basic Grey- (a mix from a couple different sets)

make sure to link up your card to Mandy's blog for a chance to win a button pack of your choice!

back in a bit with hip hop! :) Pin It Now!

July 7, 2009

new Jbelle team, new Jbelle sketch!

Hey- welcome to the first Jbelle challenge with the new team! Check out the JBelle blog for all the deets on this weeks specials, sketches, and prizes!


We are using Cosmo this week- so I decided on Jack's World- I adapted the sketch to suit my needs and changed the square in for the oval- can't ever have enough Thank You cards! :)
The little roaring lion and words are popped up with pop dots. Buttons are from Melissa Frances and Basic Grey, and jewels are from MAMBI.

Check out the rest of the girls- and don't forget that all Cosmo is on sale 25% off!

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Dawn Easton ~ Treasure Oiler Designz

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Heather Lee-Reppen: Ink on my Ear

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

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July 6, 2009

A Limelight July Project

Whew- what a weekend! We had an amazing weekend out at the beach! Great time- now back to the daily grind for a bit before I head out again!

Mandy at Limelight has graciously asked me to play along with them this month-
So here I am with a limelight project for july!! :)
Her whole crew is doing a stars and or striped project and card- I was still in the patriotic mode so I went with those general colors although not a requirement! My son is always asking for me to make him something- and since red and blue are his fave colors I had to go this route!

First up a little note card for him- he isn't one of those 'hold onto the card forever' kind of kid, so get to the point with him!



I used both stars and stripes on his wall hanging- I used the positive and negative for the 2 L's in his name-
here are some closer pics-
I so wanted to add some bling or sparkle....

but that's just not very "almost" 10 year old boy....so a few brads. but nothing too girly!

The chipboard letters are stamped with the star clouds from Unity's July KOM

nothing too fancy...he will outgrow this quickly I am sure and will be over it and onto something bigger and better!


check out Mandy's sales this week-
25% off: All Glitter, Bazzill Chips, All Fun Flock
&
20% off: All Pink Paislee Stamps & All Unity Stamps Pin It Now!

July 2, 2009

Stamp Simply with stars and stripes

Happy 3rd of July!
I am gearing up for a nice little weekend out at our beach house, sun, friends, and fireworks!

Today's stamp simply challenge is stars and stripes- I did go with patriotic even though not a requirement!


I used this week's sketch challenge as my starting point. The stars are from this kit, and fit perfectly in my little SU star punch! Not a lot of stamping involved. ;)


Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime94- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Rose Ann - July's guest,

Hope a fun and safe 4th!



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July 1, 2009

hip hop it's JULY!

Happy almost fourth of July hip hop to ya! I LOVE the 4th- we spend it out at the beach house with lots of friends and fireworks! The kids are going crazy waiting!

On to hip hop- this week we are showcasing the kom- I did my first card with the Unity In America set in honor our the upcoming holiday-






I stamped the flag and colored it in with copics- I covered the hearts, stars and stripes with glossy accents- I like the look of the non traditional blue in this-


and here is my KOM card- the SUN made it into a KIT! I was so bummed when it was voted off the island!!! YEA for me though- Now I have it in a KOM!
And this card just makes me smile-bright cheery happy colors!


make sure to head on over to Lisa's blog next! Pin It Now!

Flower Soft new products!

*this is post 2 0f 2, scroll down for the KOM Challenge*

Flower Soft DT challenge time- Well- we are supposed to be doing something out of the box with flower soft this month- and this is a little stretch! ;)



They sent us all this new fabulous POLAR WHITE flower soft product that's releasing at CHA and it's SO FUN!!!! We also got these fun card toppers- almost like paper dolls. You can pop the images up as many times as you want- so much dimension on the card, especially once you add the actual flower soft in!

Here is a close up of one of the bears- he has many many layers- I covered his paws with Nut Brown.
Here is a wider angle of all the layers- the polar white is a crisp white just like snow with a little sparkle to it- so pretty!

*new products aren't available until July 24th-

now, go check out the rest of the teams creations!!!

Niki Estes
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Deb Saaranen
Jennifer Buck
Sharon Johnson
Valerie Stangle Pin It Now!

July is HERE!!!

*this is post 1 of 2 for today!*
and it brings a lot of fun stuff!! First up- the Guest Designer Challenge for Unity-
and we have-TWO new GUESTS for the month- Lisa and Shemaine
a lastly- a NEW KIT!


Here is my take on the sketch Jen whipped up- I used a few of the clouds, and the a sentiment. Head on over to the forum for the deets on the challenge it self. This time you have a week to play along due to the holiday weekend- Pin It Now!