March 31, 2010

It's a Fabulous day! No Foolin'




WELCOME Back!

Hip Hop is back!! We are releasing 3 new sets today- make sure to head on over to the Unity blog for all the info and details!


I decided to make a few using my beloved Spellbinders Nestabilities! ;) Make sure to stop there as well today ;)

First up is a card using the new Singing Souls set. The paper is from Sassafras, and uses the long classic rectangle, classic scalloped oval, and classic oval nesties. These 3 sets are only available for sale from Unity for ONE month- then you can find them at your fave LSS after that.


Next is one of my favorite sets- Soiree's and Such. It's AMAZINGLY versatile. I actually had more ideas than time. ;) I cut the inside of the glass and popped it up, then covered it with glossy accents. Paper is Basic Grey, Labels 8 nestibilities, and jewels are from ZVA.

Lastly is another new "go to" set- Inside and Out. Sentiments for the inside and out of your card.

and *just* in case you haven't seen it yet-
the April KOM!!


Make sure to head on over to the OH SO SWEET LATISHA'S crafty blog next!!! Her cards will KNOCK your SOCKS off!! Pin It Now!

A sketch and a farewell-

It's Wednesday- hump day! And day 3 of our break- the kids aren't sick of me yet! There is still a few more days though... ;)

I have decided to step down from the Lizzie Anne Designs team- Today's post ends my run with them. I have enjoyed my time with them, and all of the super gals on the team and will miss them all!! Things are far to crazy here to continue the way I was, and had to let some things go.


I wanted to make sure I used this adorable bunny image from last months Mix- Lucky You.
My card inspiration comes from this weeks sketch over at 2S4Y. Such a fabulous sketch!!

I colored my white ribbon with a C-3 copic to match my bunny, and the paper is October Afternoon-thrift shop.

thanks again Trish and Meridith for everything!

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March 30, 2010

spring break- day 2

It's my day over at the Unity Blog- head on over and check out my take on the Simple Scrapping sketch-



and I haven't been bound and thrown in the closet by the kids, but there is always tomorrow...
;)

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March 29, 2010

Spring Break, day one


If I don't post some sort of update by weeks end, send for help...my kids may have me tied up in the closet! ;)

Actually, I am looking forward to some down time this week, and maybe some fun day trips if the weather cooperates. I am also hoping to get some mass production cooking done. Fix and freeze style- when ever I have extra time I cook dinners in massively large quantities and then portion them out and freeze them for another day. Soccer and track season here- It's nice to have that part done already!

And of course, it just occurred to me that Easter is less than a week away- so I need to get some stuff ready for Easter also this week... so much for down time!

I do have my Chocolate bunny already...


Here is my safe version of a chocolate Easter bunny- It's calorie free!! And, it's already missing the ear tip ;)
The patterned paper and chipboard pieces are from American Crafts, and the ribbon and button are from PTI. I added a little glitter to the blue egg using stickles.

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March 26, 2010

To New Beginnings...



Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is all about Easter, or, more generally speaking- New Beginnings.
I chose new beginnings for a few reasons- one being today, we lay yet another officer to rest. It's been an extremely challenging and long several months here dealing with all these deaths in the law enforcement field. Here's to new beginnings- for all.

Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample.

I found this great color combo while blurfing a bit ago- I can't remember where now...I love mixing unsuspecting colors together, and this one was not your norm combo. The stamps are from several kits- the flowers and grassy image are from bevy of butterflies, and the sentiment is from last month's KOM.

make sure when uploading to use keyword ssnotime132 and here are the others-

Marlene Bender: Heart Spring - March Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barb Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.

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March 25, 2010

like no other


It's Thursday!

This is your official INVITE:

Starting next week, we will bring back the Hip HOPPIN'EST Party around!!


Hip HOP is coming back and so are many other great things...more to come on that!

Short and sweet post today-

Today I am using the 365 degrees line from Pink Paislee. The stamp is from the KOM. The card is 4 x 4.


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March 24, 2010

From the bottom of my heart...



Back to school! Some times it is nice to have the kids home, but then we are always off and running, and the stuff at home falls behind big time! So, now time to get caught up around here-before spring break hits in 3 days!!

I decided to use the sketch from PC Mag's last call for my card today- I didn't get around to making the other one with the circle- may play with that one as well!!


I got some new Pink Paislee papers from Eclectic Paperie this week and thought they would be fun to break out!! (I got the ribbon also, will play with that today hopefully!!) The sentiment is from Lizzie Anne's Card Quotations set.

short and simple post today- enjoy! Pin It Now!

March 22, 2010

so not my fave colors...


So Amber threw down some colors this week to use- and they are so NOT my fave colors when she said them...Turquoise and Pink- However, I am digging the outcome!


So, I went with a Kraft base, and stamped the fun floral background image from the Scrapping Kit in pink. The paper is October Afternoon, and the gems are from Kaiser.

We are out of school today and tomorrow for school conferences...yesterday we watched Diary of a Wimpy kid- my son LOVES that series, has literally read each book like 12 times! Today will consist of some cleaning and just hanging out...my favorite sort of days!

check out the others-

Jeanne, Jimmi, Amber, & Maren. Pin It Now!

March 19, 2010

TGIF!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is CAS texture- adding texture while keeping it CAS
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her amazing sample!

I used the Best Wishes and blooms set- I have purple and green on the brain for some reason- seems springy...just not really sure I am a fan of purple!! I don't like this card! However, it is clean and simple, so it qualifies!


make sure when uploading to use keyword ssnotime131 and here are the others!!

Marlene Bender: Heart Spring - March Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barb Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.

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March 18, 2010

embrace the kraft space!

Happy Thursday! You know what that means...It's Unity day!

I had about 3 different projects started yesterday, (too many ideas at once isn't always good!) when my scrap kit came!! I dropped EVERYTHING to play with it! And look....


Isn't he handsome?!??! This picture was taken last mothers day in Seattle. I love the green door backdrop- I used to get more pictures of the kids- I really need to get back into carrying my camera around everywhere.
the paper is from Crate- comes in the amazing scrapbooking kit. Seriously- this scrapbooking kit is so awesome- I had too many ideas in my head when I opened up!

Speaking of camera- my daughter's first day of soccer is today and then my son has his school concert after- off to charge the batteries and find my tripod!

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March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Happy St. Patty's Day to ya!

We take St. Patty's day serious around here- the corned beef and cabbage dinner is on already!
It is a FAVORITE dish of my kids- my daughter's favorite part is the cabbage! She's a weird one that kid! They start counting down the days until St. Patty's day dinner in February!

Today is the Lizzie Anne Designs team challenge. And the challenge is to use green!

Here's a card using the Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs- Lucky You. I love this little vintage image of the kids holding hands.

I used my impressabilities to emboss the background, added cream ribbon and a fun marbled button.

Make sure to check out the LAD blog to see all the deals and steals. You may find yourself lucky! ;)


Lucky You! Sale: *SELECT* Little Bits sets and Singles will be 30% off for three days only... March 17th, 18th, and 19th!

And anyone who signs up for the Montly Mix Club during these three days will be eligible to get their Mix Discount ON TOP of the sale they are already having. So an EXTRA 20% off the sale items!!

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March 15, 2010

for a beeutiful friend

Ever have one of the weekends where you look forward to the week to rest?! Busy! And I just don't see it letting up any time soon...Spring soccer starts up this week!

A simple card for you today-


Here's a card using the Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs- Lucky You. The monday chicks were all making critter cards, and while I don't think a bee is a "critter" per se, I am going with it today! ;)

Make sure to check out the others-

Jeanne, Jimmi, Amber, & Maren.


enjoy!

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March 13, 2010

Stampin Store KOM Blog HOP

Good Morning-
Happy National Craft Month! In honor of National Craft month, I am spending a few hours at my LSS doing a Unity Stamps Demo- if you are in the area, stop by!

On to my card- It's the Unity Stampin' Store kit blog hop time-

I love that sentiment- and the tree, isn't that a fun image to color in or paper piece with?



I went with a paper piecing technique for my tree. I stamped the tree several times onto BG's Sugar Rush paper and cut out specific paisley shapes. I colored in a few of the paisleys and the trunk with my copics, and added a bit of stickles to the pink flower.

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March 12, 2010

I miss you

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is a COLOR Challenge...Pink & Green, with brown if you like!
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her amazing sample!



And for me, it was a double whammy challenge-
Beate and I decided to challenge each other to an opposite style card of our usual! She is doing a LOT less layers than she is used to, and I had to add a few!

With my card base, I have 5 LAYERS! However, her card is fabulous, and her card from yesterday was a OLC as well- I think we have turned another to the CAS dark side!! (Insert evil laugh here!)

It wasn't that bad, I still managed to pull of a CAS look imo! ;)


make sure when uploading to use keyword ssnotime130 and here are the others!!

Marlene Bender: Heart Spring - March Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barb Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.


* all images were from the Unity March KOM. Pin It Now!

March 11, 2010

It's that time again-

Happy Thursday!
At least it is here... After months of my daughter having issues with her class, today is her last day in that room! She is going to move across the hall for the remainder of the year! YEA! She's pretty excited and hopefully this will help with some of her anxieties.

I know that today is Unity Thursday, but I deviated a bit.....


I used the adorable Ippity set Moon Beams & Heart Strings. I just love that set! I decided to play with the fun banner paper from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy line. It's so very springy and cheery- LOVE that stuff!
And...this could go boy or girl with those colors.

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March 10, 2010

Happy Hump day!

First- I would just love to say THANKS to my stamping friends out there! You KNOW who you are and you made my daughters day!
MANY THANKS!

I got these adorable new stamps by Asela in the mail and finally got to ink them up!

Isn't that bird just adorable?! I went with the Cosmo paper color scheme and used my nesties. I colored the image with my copics and added a little Kaiser gem to the flower middles.

I have made HUGE progress in my office- new shelves went up yesterday! I am working on organizing them today and some stamping of course- lots to catch up after so nay days/weeks of cleaning and organizing!


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March 8, 2010

I just had to tell you....

What a busy weekend I had!
I am in the process of cleaning and reorganizing my office- (this is a major overhaul that is taking over my crafting time!!) and then we got my son a new bed, which involved more cleaning and organization...
which lead to very little crafty time!
soo- hoping for some crazy busy craft time this week! ;)


Here is a fun little card using the Lizzie Anne set Lucky You- it's the current monthly mix-check it out here. This is the smaller tree image on the left with out it's trunk- I sort of liked it as an element instead!

If any of you are local, I am going to be doing some demos at my NOT so LSS each Saturday this month-Fun Stuff! It's National Craft Month!

I think some of the other Monday gals might be doing a little card today as well- check them out-

make sure to check out the rest-
Amber, Jeanne, Jimmi

Stamps- Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper is of course, Cosmo.
Buttons, thread are PTI, and pearls are Kaiser.
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March 6, 2010

Happy Spring!

Happy Saturday! It's a GORGEOUS day here today!

I have a card for you today using the Lizzie Anne set Lucky You- it's the current monthly mix-check it out here.

I used a wide piece of May Arts striped ribbon to break up the white on white layer which I ran through the cuttlebug. I colored the flowers and covered them with glossy accents.

I feel a bout of spring cleaning coming on today- the kind where you open your windows and start clearing out all the untouched items from the last 6 months!
Wish me luck! ;)

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March 4, 2010

FWF & roll with the punches

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

I went with an almost OLC, and used NO ribbon WHATSOEVER!

I used my Donna Downey set from Unity- Insightful Meadow. The sentiment is from A Noteworthy Occasion.

I punched the edge, and added a strip of Material girl on the inside and 2 brown pearls on each side of the sentiment. I was going to add some ribbon- but I decided against it, thought it would take away from the simplistic design. Shocking, right?!

make sure when uploading to use keyword ssnotime129 and here are the others!!

Marlene Bender: Heart Spring - March Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barb Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.


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Unity Thursday again

Watch out! I scrapped again!

I used to scrap a lot more often, and do every once in a while still, but since I am a cleaner, less is more type of chick, I didn't share them with you as much- My CAS style whether it be cards or mini books or layouts isn't that popular, so I never bother.
That being said...

I am over it ;)

And how cute is that adorable little girl??!!!
I tell you- she is the reason I need to be better about scrapping- she says the craziest things, and she has her own fun quirky personality that I am in awe of most days.

In this picture she was about 2 years old. Rain boots, tank top, pink floral pants, dog leash in her mouth, and dog collar as a belt. (She still has quite a bit of punky brewster in her)
Then top it off with her cute little head tilt post! priceless- when she is 13 she is going to sooo not want to see this! ;)

Stamps Unforgettable Moments, the Jan/Feb Scrapping Kit, Unity
Paper and mini letter stickers are Cosmo
Big alpha is Basic Grey (note to self, order more alpha stickers!)

*AND* Jodi C- email me please! So I can send off a copy of this mag!

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March 3, 2010

Love makes a house a home...

Happy Hump day! I was looking at the calendar yesterday in amazement of how fast time seems to be flying by! The kids only have 3 1/2 months of school left!
March is here, and before you know it...it will be the holidays again!
yikes!






Here's a card using the Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs- Lucky You. I am thinking this could make an ok 'new home' card, right? Don't you think? It uses the new Cosmo paper Material Girl.
I am trying to get back into scrapping- I have found a ton of new amazing inspiration for simpler layouts and am anxious to get back at it! Need to organize my photos next!

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March 1, 2010

warning- I'm chatty today!!

It's March. ALREADY!?
Some times Monday's are my favorite day. The kids head back to school and the house is mine again. Well, mine and Axel's. ;)

This is the chair he has claimed.

Could he be any more adorable??

Ok- so, I know so many of you read the Pioneer Woman Blog- How many of you actually use her recipes? I try as many as I can. Drip Beef. The name alone was soooo enticing.

I sort of followed the recipe- (that's usually how I roll anyways) I added beef bouilon and the italian seasoning, but not the pepperoncini's. Only because I didn't have any. That was all though, and can I say- this is a NEW family FAVE. my son and husband LOVED every bit of it. It totally fell apart in your mouth! Have you tried any of her recipes that you want to recommend?
an 8 thumbs up from us!

ok- Yep, I did stamp this weekend. Mostly cleaned and organized though. I am selling my Big Shot if any one is interested- and ALL the dies/spacers I own that go with it as well. $100.
I am thinking I will probably use my new Wizard more now!! ;)

back to the card-
Today's challenge was to use ribbon. Pretty easy peasy one. I did use ribbon, just not a ton! I used the NEW dear Lizzy Fabric Backed paper for my card. (That happens when you clean, you find those piles of things "to use"!) American Crafts is one of my FAVORITE paper companies. LOVE LOVE it!
This is one of my go to layouts for cards. I think I have more cards with this layout than I do card stock!

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

Also- don't forget I am going to draw a name from on of my followers for a copy of this. Pin It Now!