August 31, 2009

time for some back to school!

The countdown is on! T- 3 days until they are both in school...not sure how excited I am for my baby to start kindergarten...
anyhoo- on to the card- The Monday chicks suggested sewing. Faux or real. My sewing machine and I are not urrently speaking at the moment, so I opted for faux.

I am undecided on this card...didn't turn out quite how I had in my head. The text on the left is from unity's new backgrounds- (check scrap a latte for the new backgrounds) The school house is from the August KOM- last day to sign up for this one!

Faux or real sewing, not a fan this week of it!!

check out the rest- short list this week! Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren. Pin It Now!

August 30, 2009

boo to you!

Not even back in school and another Halloween card for you! quickie post today-

This card uses the Lizzie Anne set Spooked! It's such a fun set with all the skulls, bats, spiders, and haunted house. I used my Martha Stewart spider punch- added glossy accents on the spiders.

Off to enjoy the last weekend before school starts!

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August 27, 2009

I like my comfort zone!! & hhh

But, every once in a while it's nice to leave. That's this weeks Stamp Simply challenge over at Sharons blog.

So..... no Kraft, no White. no ribbon. no happy bright colors. no pattern paper! ACK!
It's a good masculine card. I stamped my pattern papers and went with a "guy" color scheme.
I scored the light grey layer also, although it doesn't appear to show well in the picture.

***ETA- the pumpkin text is from Le Chic, and the letters are from Frame this Alpha- the blue text is from here.

What do you think?? I am not ready to jump off my Kraft bandwagon just yet! ;)

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime102- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Pat - August's guest.

*eta* Stacy C won the Unity blog candy!

***I posted my Prism papers winner the other day- if I don't hear back by today I will have to choose another winner*** Katherine S please email me!! Pin It Now!

A hip hop farewell!

Well folks....the end has come! Hip Hop is in due for a make over and one is a coming! I know some agree, and some are saddened...but you know Angela works! Change is a good thing!

This last hip hop is around the kom- I used my August kit- too many fun images I haven't had a chance to ink up still!! I love this bird and sentiment combo-

And the colors on this card make me happy- flowers are from August, sentiment is from July.

make sure to head on over to Robyn's blog next!!

****Katherine S....Shoot me an email- you are the proud winner of some PRISM paper!****

enjoy the rest of your summer- we are heading to the beach for one last beach before school starts next week- Pin It Now!

August 26, 2009

jack o lantern and a prism winner!!

Happy Hump day. I am celebrating with some new fancy stuff I picked up on a little shopping excursion with Maren. Always a fun time. :)
Maybe today I can crack into some of the new stuff...

First up- Katherine S....Shoot me an email- you are the proud winner of some PRISM paper!!!

onto the card- I LOVE Halloween. I may have said this before....I did get new Halloween paper yesterday also. LOTS. sheeesh, you would think it's a card sending holiday the way I bought it!

This card uses some Cosmo and Lizzie Anne's newest Halloween set- Hallows Eve. Ribbon and button are from paper trey.

I will shoot for a NON Halloween post tomorrow... ;) Pin It Now!

August 25, 2009

Hey Sunshine!

Where the heck are ya?? My kids have a week of summer left, and it's raining today. Not fun!
Today's challenge for the JBelle blog is You are my sunshine! (here's to hoping it makes a come back before too long!!)

I used Lizzie Anne images and added some stickles- on sale right now! Ribbon is May Arts and the gems are MAMBI. Also- just in is new JENNI BOWLIN products!

Make sure to upload using keyword jbe068 and check out the rest of the team!
Back to the Kindergarten countdown! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Pin It Now!

August 23, 2009

trick or treat...

I JUST love Halloween!!!! Can't explain why, I just do! I go overboard on decorations and make more cards than I can possibly send!'s another!

I was also able to use my new Martha Stewart punch too! The flourishy type image is from the new Hallows Eve set from Lizzie Anne Designs. The adorable pumpkin image is from their new Monthly Mix .
I covered the pumpkins with glossy accents for some extra shine.
You can find the September Monthly Mix here. Pin It Now!

August 22, 2009

something to crow about! and a prism giveaway!

Another Simple Saturday card for you~here is another fun little card from Lizzie Anne's new Monthly mix-
You can find the September Monthly Mix here.

I used some Cosmo honey pie- this pattern seemed to work with the rooster. Button and thread are paper trey- punch is martha stewart's new loop punch.

So....since this is my LAST month as a guest over at the Prism blog, they're letting me give away a Prismatics Pack AND a coordinating Accent Pack!! Here is your chance to get your hands on some Prism papers and give them a try-

Sound like something you could be interested in winning??

I will go ahead and choose one random person from those of you who follow my blog- I will pick one person next Wednesday and post here! Pin It Now!

August 20, 2009

polka dots!

It's polka dot time over at Sharon's blog today- I LOVE polka dots!

Instead of going with a huge polka theme...I went with a small patterned piece of paper- it's a new October Afternoon one, but I thought it worked well with my blinged out flowers.
The flowers are the prefect size for the jewels from me and my big ideas and kaiser.

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime101- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Pat - August's guest.

Check back tomorrow- I will have some prism paper blog candy! Pin It Now!

Hip HOP! play hard, sleep hard.

Happy Hot hip hoppin'! It's boiling here this week!!

This week's hip hop is focused around the new scrapping kit Le Chic Vintage.

I went with a mini photo wallet of my darling daughter- She has the most amazing skills which allow her to sleep any where, at any time- as seen in the pictures above. I have others still, so I may add on to this mini album!! paper is Cosmo's new boyfriend line.

Journaling reads- play hard. sleep hard. You could sleep anywhere, and most days you did.

She's not as bad now, but when her head hits the pillow- it's lights out!

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

August 18, 2009

we are gearing up for back to school!

eta- Ang' post isn't up, i added the pics here as well as the words that disappeared earlier!

It's my day over on Angela's blog- head on over if you haven't already!!

first up- I got new rubber in the mail- had to ink it up and play! I used the new vintage ledger background with a sentiment from the KOM and this is the time.

ok- so my words aren't showing up here today...bad blogger!! Here is a raft project my daughter and I did together- it's a kindergarten countdown calendar- (like they make in PS to count down Christmas) She stamped the star in the middle, and I punched it out-
I also used the frame this alpha to spell out Kindergarten. Here she is proudly holding it in front of her bedroom door, where it currently hangs!

Here she is practicing her handwriting on her wipe board I made with the Frame this alpha- (picture below)
and her sassy new haircut ;)
here is my projects from Angela's blog- I took a frame and created the insert using the frame this alpha and come Cosmo paper. I stamped each letter and then punched out for ease of lining up!
Using any dry erase pen, you can write right onto the glass and it erases completely with a dry cloth.

and lastly- if you haven't yet seen the fall take ten, you should get one! :) Pin It Now!

tuesdays with jackson belle!

it's sketch time over at the jbelle blog today- head on over to check it out!

I went with some good ol' Cosmo paper- cogsmo for this one. Sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs, and ribbon is May Arts. I think I may be in mid mode still from yesterday!

make sure to upload using keyword jbe067 and check out the rest of the team!
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August 17, 2009

time for some kid friendly cards...

Today we are doing fun cards for kids...I am ALWAYS at a loss on kids cards- and you would think I would have a stash of them- but I don't! So, this new set from Unity will work out perfectly-

And, my daughter has a birthday party this coming weekend, so now, I am ahead of the game!
I stamped the dinosaur onto pattern paper and cut him out, it's all pretty self explanatory- paper is cogsmo- love the happy colors in it.

***This new set- sketchy little boy, is available only in stores that carry Unity and is NOT yet available at Unity.

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

August 16, 2009


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!!!
Although it's not a traditional "card" type of holiday- I make tons of them!!! I deck the house out in spooky stuff galore and love seeing the kids in their costume- it's one of those holidays I will always have more cards than a need!

Here is a simple and quick Halloween card- The bird is covered in glossy accents. Change the colors and orientation of the card and you can use the same layout to make another one!
The stamps are from the September Monthly Mix found here.

enjoy! Pin It Now!

August 15, 2009

Simple Saturday!

Happy Saturday- I have been feeling less than 100% all week and am hoping to try and get caught up with rest and sleep this weekend-

First I have a quick and easy card....

This apple image is from LAD's New September Monthly Mix. The stamp is actually all one image, but I inked the apples separately, stamped them and then punched them out. A quick and easy card to send off to school for your child or their teacher.

enjoy! Pin It Now!

August 14, 2009

prism sneak peek!

post #2 for today- for Sharon's stamp simply scroll down!!!

Prism sneak peek for today!!!
head on over to their blog to see the whole card, *and* your chance to be a guest designer for them!! Pin It Now!

August 13, 2009


Happy Birthday cards are on the agenda today for the stamp simply challenge over at Sharon's blog- *AND* it's a party today!

I thought it would be fun to do a birthday card 3 different ways- change your inks/papers, embellies, but use the same basics- I used one sheet of pattern paper, one stamp set, and mixed it up with a few small changes. I have 3 different cards from one stamp session- (a rarity in my house)

First up- a simple masculine in color themed birthday- (layout is from the clean and simple blog FTL51) Going with masculine, I opted for buttons instead of bling, and a very simply ribbon treatment.
next up- (same layout, turned on it's side) bring on the girly! The paper is the flip side of the circles.

and lastly....a simple balloon bouquet (again similar layout). And I have 3 cards for my stash now- I challenge you to make one card 3 ways!

make sure to create your own birthday card this week and upload using keyword: ssnotime100

Here is a COMPLETE List for you to check all the great ideas for this weeks party!
  1. Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY

  2. AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways

  3. Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY

  4. Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book

  5. Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  6. Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions

  7. Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  8. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills

  9. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  10. Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box

  11. Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY

  12. LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter

  13. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY

  14. Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe

  15. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  16. Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card

  17. Heather - Birthday Card

  18. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  19. Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY

stamps- paper trey button bits
cardstock- neenah, pti
ribbon, buttons, inks- pti
bling- MAMBI Icons
die cut- nesties- labels one.
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Sending my HIP HOPPIN' Love!

Today we are showcasing the August KOM incentive kit- Sending my Love. It is such a fun and versatile kit! (I love sentiments!!!)

First up is my fave of the 2 I think- Maybe it's the clean graphic-ness of it!!

and then this one I really love that mailbox image- A little paper piecing again!! I also covered the flag with a sparkly atyou pen-

Make sure to head on over to..... Kimber's blog next!!!

*Sending love your way card- paper Sassafras Lass, jewels- Glitz Designs

*Thinking of you card- Paper- October Afternoon, Basic Grey buttons, MAMBI Icons, DMC Thread, SU Twill ribbon, Spica Markers-
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August 11, 2009


Is the JBelle challenge for this week- EPLS as my friend Buck would say! Cosmo always makes it easy to make cards with their fun little elements paper pieces-

This is all Early Bird from Cosmo- papers, elements, and chipboard.

Please use keyword JBE066 when uploading and check out the others-

Make sure to check out Lindsey's dollar days sale!! Pin It Now!

August 10, 2009

back in the saddle again...

Most of us are winding down from crazy chaotic summer schedules and back to our Monday challenges- this weeks challenge comes from Maren and was to make a card using trees.

I just got this very fun button bits set in Orlando and was excited to ink it up and use some buttons!! I used Kraft again also- another overly CAS design. Something I have escaped from lately!

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

August 9, 2009

simply scrappin on my own...

We are going to be starting our simple scrapbook challenges up once summer comes to an end here shortly. We decided to enjoy summer with the kids instead!!
In the mean time- here is a layout I did for Prism-
My amazingly gorgeous daughter (yep, a teence biased!) I tried to bring the color of the grass in the photo out with the green circles and not overwhelm the whole page-

I am all about the pictures/story if there is one and not the other stuff- so my scrap pages are usually quite simple!

and the blog candy winner from last week never came forward- please email me by Wednesday!! If not, I will pick another winner from the followers list-

enjoy your sunday! Pin It Now!

August 6, 2009

stamp simply- Friend to Friend

For today's stamp simply challenge we are incorporating friends into our cards- making sure it says "friend" on there somewhere-

So- I have been into paper piecing a lot lately- and thought the trees would be fun paper pieced- used PTI's bitty dots for the trees, and rest is basic grey.

Remember when uploading to use keyword ssnotime99- and here are the rest of the girls-
Sharon, Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Deb, Jenny, Barbara, and Pat - August's guest.

stamps- unity
jewels- kaiser craft
paper- basic grey, paper trey
ribbon-Sharon's store
punch-Martha stewart loop edge punch Pin It Now!

store kit hip hoppin!

happily hip hoppin from my house!! woo hoo- as much as i love spending time with the unity crew in Orlando, it's nice to be home!
Check out the store link here to see where you can get this kit-
First up is that fun little bingo card- I think this is one of the best images in the kit-

and then this cute little kite flying scene- I switched the words around- and paper pieced the trees and grass.

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

August 5, 2009

more of the monthly mix frmo LAD

here is another fun card using the new monthly mix from Lizzie Anne Designs. I love this fun sentiment in it-

I actually did this card last week before I left, and haven't had a chance to share it yet
- I still haven't been back to stamping the last few days since being home. Just needed some r & r after orlando!
I have LOTS of new stamps, papers, and other fun toys to play with...just need to be re energized first!!

tomorrow I will have more new stuff for sure!

stamps- hey sunshine, Lizzie Anne Designs
cardstock- Kraft, Kiwi
pattern paper- Making Memories
kaiser kraft jewels, scallop punch- SU!, May Arts ribbon. Pin It Now!

August 4, 2009

finally home!

long trip it was. fun, and lots of pictures to share- most have been uploaded onto other blogs/facebook. I am catching up on emails, laundry and some other random daily stuff including kid time!

just wanted to announce a winner to the new alpha i posted last week-

Theresa- A Scrapper's Life!
Shoot me an email with your info and I will send them off to ya!!

I think I may have more to offer up shortly!

thanks for all the kind words and comments you left! Pin It Now!

August 1, 2009

Flower Soft Toppers

The flower soft dt is all sharing the new toppers today! These toppers are actually a lot of fun- they remind me of paper dolls! They come ready to tear out of there sheets and put together. You can use as many or as little as desired-

I went with the girl peeking through the window image- I used almost ALL of the toppers offered in that set-

Here is a close up of the detail- I really like all the dimension it adds- and that new Polar White is perfect for snow!
enjoy- home bound tomorrow! :) Pin It Now!

August KOM - and incentive reveal!

When you order this..............

You get this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I swear the incentive kits get better and better like the KOM's do!
enjoy! hope bound tomorrow!! Pin It Now!