January 31, 2010

More from the mix!!

I have a quick card for you today using Lizzie Anne Designs Monthly Mix- Singing in the rain. I used the Clean and Simple's FTL for the starting point-

The paper is prism, (or Bazzill now I guess!) and is a pretty simple layout. I actually didn't use any patterned paper! It is possible I guess ;)

and lastly- we have a new addition to our family...

here is our 9 week old puppy! He is a boston terrier/pug mix. The kids are sooo excited he's finally here. I don't think the dogs feet touched the ground at all yesterday!

I am off- lots to still get caught up with still!

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January 29, 2010

bleeding hearts!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is Bleeding Hearts-
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample!

I was to play, but had to definitely keep it simple! This is one of the new releases from CHA- lovely bits and baubles- seriously a great kit! The paper is from MME. It's pretty self explanatory!!! :)

although- I stamped the heart and then cut it out and popped it up- doesn't appear to show well in the picture!!

make sure when uploading to use keyword ssnotime124 and here are the others!!
We are going to get the new puppy tomorrow...the kids are soooo excited! I will post more pics soon!

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January 28, 2010

SO Glad to be home!

Not that I didn't have a ton of fun- met a ton of people, saw too many great must have things, and spent time with my long distance friends I rarely see, but it is NICE to be home, hug the kids and hubby, and SLEEP in your own bed!

Wow- the hotel had the most AMAZINGLY uncomfortable sheets of cement for pillows! note to self- pack my own next time-

First off- a card! a simple 'ol birthday card- always great to have on hand!

can't remember why this was at the show- but how can you resist having your picture taken in it!?

WOW- can you tell it's the last day? I am tired and can barely smile! l-r- Daisy from eP, Renee', Maren, & I

HERE is some FABULOUSNESS for you- FEAST your eyes on the new BG paper line called Basics!

KRAFT pattern paper- wow wow wow! a must have~ kraft and manilla- a little like jillibean but in bg fashion, my new go to!
the Manilla line- will be using this often also!!!

and the black and white line- this WHOLE line is some great stuff- might even be a first choice pick of the show...

that's all for now!!

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January 27, 2010

gina k notecard set

oh my word I am exhausted...I come home today though, and am pretty excited to see my family! short post today- I am completely wiped and out ready to get back to my routine!

Here is a notecard set I whipped up before I left last week-

just a simple one layer card with gems and ribbon-

this one here is the same color scheme, even less embellies. These are good for having on hand-

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January 25, 2010


hello from Anaheim- a few quick photos of of the peeps in anaheim-

the "other" ashley newell and i...

the fabulous jimmi jam...

ang and brookie...

and lastly- my card- this uses a new cha release- a notheworthy occasion, which will be available soon!!

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January 24, 2010

Hello from Anaheim!

It's in full swing down here- and I thought I would share a quick note card set I made using Lizzie Anne's Monthly Mix Singing in the rain just before I left-

Simple, simple, simple! 4 1/4 squared in size- Fun Sassafras Lass paper on the front and inside-

here is just one of the 4- i love this little chick!

and here are the rest of the set- the outside view-

and the coordinating inside view-

back with more later!

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January 22, 2010

And I'm off!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is Vintage Valentines...
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample!

While I don't do vintage very well, I did try!

My card uses a key that's vintage in appearance, and that's my story! Otherwise, it's about as vintage as I can pull off!! Stamps are Unity, new cuttlebug romance folders(thanks to some SCS enablers!!) and making memories ledger paper.

make sure to upload using keyword ssnotime123, and check out the rest-
I am headed to Anaheim today! Can't wait! lots to see and do! I have a few posts scheduled, and I will have my laptop, so hopefully I can upload some pics from the show~any requests for anything specific?? Be back in a week!
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January 21, 2010

Unity Thursday

One more sleep and I am outta here! I am ready to meet up with old friends and many new ones! One of those being Unity's NEW DT MEMBER Jessica Diedrich!

Can I get a woot for Jess!

I have a valentine to share with you today- this card uses Love Grows and a sentiment from the July 08 KOM- It's the little things.

I should probably be doing some laundry, or packing, or cleaning, or something...but I am not!
I'll kick it into gear later possibly!!

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January 18, 2010

monday chicks!

What a busy weekend! I am so glad I have today to rest.

We went to see a puppy Bugg, part boston terrier, part pug. The kids have been wanting a dog for a while, so they saved up and are getting one in 2 weeks!

HERE he is!!

We looked at the pound, and after having "rescued" 2 dogs prior which did NOT turn out well at all, (one attacked and bit me :( we opted for this little guy. He's 7 weeks, so we won't bring him home until the end of the month.

ok- so here is the crafty stuff! We are doing Valentines again today- Last year I didn't make that many, but his year I have already made quite a few-

Stamps are unity- and paper is basic grey-

Make sure to check out the rest-
Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren.

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January 17, 2010

Hello Sunday!

We are out the door today to meet a puppy the kids have been saving up for- My daughter is pretty excited, and although he's only 7 weeks- she's going to try and bring him home...
eeeks- He may need a few more weeks with his momma!!

And over at the LAD blog- they are challenging us to use an older set we haven't given any love to lately...I am using L'Amour since we are in Valentine mode! *and it's on sale right now*

The card itself is pretty basic- make to sure to check out the LAD blog for the rest of the team!
and don't forget the mid month newsletter is going out today also!
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January 15, 2010

Simply Stampin'

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is all about Flowers and spring colors.
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample!

I have been diggin' the bright colors lately. Maybe because it's been so dreary here. The floral silhouette is another new CHA release from Unity-

Make sure to use keyword ssnotime122 when you upload, and here are the rest-

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Happy Friday!

In one week I will be heading south to Anaheim, and hopefully some warmer temps...the count down is on!
Just a quick post this morning- today's the reveal for the new Monthly Mix Singing in the rain, over at Lizzie Anne-

I used the CPS sketch for this week- love it! And some of the new Flower Soft Ultra Fine in Raspberry Fizz.

have a great weekend- we are off to look at a puppy...watch for cute puppy pics to come!

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January 14, 2010

yea for Thursday!

It's Thursday again- Unity Day! and I SCRAPPED again! It's been forever, and I am so far behind I am not even going to think about it, I am just going to do it!

First up- a card using a new release from CHA!

I had to have a little clean and simple action going on here! The frame and sentiment are both in the kit, along with quite a few others.

And so I don't get any more "Where's the Kraft?" comments... ;)
I went with a 12 x 12 layout of my cutie pie. She has an infectious smile, can't help but smile back. I used the Giving it all meaning back ground and a sentiment from the June 09 kit. I swear that sentiment has seen more ink than I can count. It's definitely a fave.

Hopefully I can get a page done a week, that would be a super goal!

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January 12, 2010


Say it isn't true....I usually can't make a card with out it!
I managed to squeak in a CAS challenge yesterday- The challenge was to cut out paper elements to use on your card.

Here is a fun little card using one of Lizzie Anne's NEW SIXLETS Birthday Banner. I stamped the banner in charcoal grey on the white, then again on lemon tart. I cut out the letters and popped them up.

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January 11, 2010


Happy Monday! Lots of stuff to share- warning- info overload here!

First up- it's Monday- the challenge was CAS! (easy right!?) I also had to throw some of FLOWER SOFT'S new Ultra Fine on it as well- (Available February 1st!- lots of fun colors, and an AMAZING texture!)

So- still in Valentine mode...I used LAD's From the Heart- (the January MM Mix) for my card. The hearts and sentiment are both from this set. The scalloped edge is covered in Strawberry Ultra Fine FS.

While you are here..have you heard about Lizzie Anne's newest? SIXLETS

Sixlets are meant to be a step in between our Simply Singles stamps and our Little Bits stamp sets. Each Sixlets stamp set has (you guessed it) six stamps. Sixlets are also unique because they utilize the same packaging that we are currently using for our Monthly Mix stamp sets.
Check back soon- I have new releases to share with you using these!

Make sure to check out the FS blog for other samples, and don't forget about my most favorite Monday peeps!

Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, Maren, & Buck.

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January 9, 2010

Store Kit Blog Hop!

It's that time again...
Today is the Stampin' Store Kit Blog HOP!

I opted to stick with my Valentine theme and use the cute tree image- and one of the several sentiments that go with it.

Make sure to check out the Unity blog for all the details and the rest of the girls projects! Pin It Now!

January 8, 2010

You are my heart-FWF

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is all about hearts and Valentines- Love is in the air! ;)
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample!

I used Unity's KOM and a non traditional Valentine color combo. I have been enjoying them more and more lately-

Make sure to upload using keyword ssnotime121- and here are the rest:

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January 7, 2010

Unity Thursday

Happy Thursday- It's Unity day again. Today I have a little KOM action for your viewing pleasure-

Real simple one using the snail image from the KOM and the sentiment is from Sending my love.

Hope you have a super Thursday and enjoy! Pin It Now!

January 5, 2010

Thank you!

quick post today- Lizzie Anne Monthly Mix card- this time using purple!

I used the thank you flower from the From the heart set, and some wisteria paper by basic grey.
I usually shy away from any shade of purple, but it really seemed to work well with the wisteria line.
I am hoping to find some crafty time today...we'll see what the day brings!

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January 4, 2010

Flower Soft Hedgehog toppers

Today the Flower Soft team is showcasing Flower Softs new Hedgerow Friends toppers. I thought this cute little one holding a valentine was appropriate since I am in Valentine mode lately!

This topper is about 4.25 squared, so it's a perfect size for smaller cards.

Here is a close up- I used Nut brown, and Christmas green on my topper.

Make sure to check out the rest of the team and what they created for you!

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Yea. It's monday, and the kids are back to school. I have BIG plans for my time!!
let's just see if I can accomplish them.

Jimmi threw down a semi command for birthday cards- so there you have it! It's been said, and that's what we will post today! I went with a clean lined card- quick and easy to reproduce.
(That is if you have an extra B plate after yours breaks while running your nesties through your bug)

I used a BRAND spankin' new Unity set that is being released in a few short weeks at CHA!

Make sure to check out the rest-
Amber, Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren.

I'll be posting a Flower Soft Challenge card shortly! Pin It Now!

January 3, 2010

more valetines for you...

I am on a roll with posts this last week- making up for the holidays!! Quick post today though...
I have another Valentine for you-

The heart and sentiment are from Lizzie Anne's January Monthly Mix From the Heart and the flourishes are from the Fanciful Flourishes set.

Off to enjoy the last day of break, and to get stuff ready for school!

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January 2, 2010

Bring on the next holiday!

I am over Christmas and ready to move on. Nothing against Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year, I am just ready to move forward now!

with that...I have a few valentines to share! I don't usually make a ton of Valentines, but this year I have so many ideas in my head...I may do a few more than usual.

This is Lizzie Anne Designs January Monthly Mix From the Heart. It is chock full of fun images and some super cute Valentine ones as well-which can be used year round- not just for the big day!
Don't you love that one little piece of glitter that managed to attach it self to the ribbon! I am loving this color combo- working with different ones lately!
have a fabulous rest of your weekend!

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January 1, 2010

Happy NEW YEAR!!

It's a new Year, a new Stamp Simply Challenge, and NEW STAMPS!

Today's challenge is to use something new to us- I went with brand-new-never-before-seen stamps! (and a new color combo for me, which I am quite fond of!)

I went with an out of the norm color combo for me, and I must say- I am loving this card! The colors just make me smile- I will use them again! The turquoise dots are from Unity's January KOM, and the hearts and sentiment are from a new CHA release. The jewels are from Kaiser, and the string is DMC.

Make sure to upload using keyword ssnotime120- and here are the rest:

Have a very happy and healthy new year!
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