May 28, 2010

Stamp Simply time- FWF and blog candy winner




Welcome to another round of FWF and Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is the colors of your Country's Flag. Mine happen to be: red, white, & blue.
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fun samples.




I opted for a less traditional red, white, & blue color scheme though. The paper is Pink Paislee. I added a bit of ruffled ribbon behind the main blue panel. The die is Spellbinders™ S4-248 Labels Thirteen. (Just came in the mail, had to give it a whirl! ;) Stamps are from the new kit She by Donna Downey for Unity.


**and** Ola said...I love your layout!

I love, love, love to scrapbook. I want to capture every moment I can of my boys.... and I want to be able to share the memories with them and their children one day!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!
~Ola

I believe you are the winner of the blog candy from yesterday- please email me at the right! :)


Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keyword is ssnotime141 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - May Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover Pin It Now!

May 26, 2010

Hip HOP!

Happy Thursday to you!

I am so excited I managed to get a layout done to share with you-


I am sure you have heard me say I am working on clearing out my craft room, reorganizing and PURGING. In the process I have found I have way more cards than I could ever use in my life time. I realllly want to get back to scrapping!

This is a bit of a clean layout, not too fussy since the paper has so much going on already. I stamped on my photo and next to it with the new Donna Downey stamps She Said. I went over the words 'believe' & 'try' with a clear glaze pen.

and, I have this up for grabs- leave a comment telling me why you do what you do- cards, layouts, etc...

Make sure to head yourself on over to Brooke's blog next!


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CAS Copic coloring

It's another cas card- and small. I love these little odd shaped cards- this one is 3.5 x 4. I taught a copic class the other day and this was one of the images we were using to color, so I figured finish it off into a card. ;)


The image is from Unity and the text background is also from Unity. The die is Spellbinders™ S4-255 Big scalloped rectangles large.

I am hoping to spend the day crafting some how...I have a million pictures that are itching to be plastered onto a layout or two! ;)

be back tomorrow when we have some new releases from Unity

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May 24, 2010

the countdown is ON!

The end of school is near...and in just a few short weeks, they will be home for the summer and I am thinking my days will be just a tad less hurried!
I definitely would love to see some summer weather as well. I think we are still getting a bit of winter like weather around here and I am done with it!

and with the end of school approaching, that means that Father's day is also nearing us!

I have a few cards ready for Fathers day now- which is nice considering there are dads, husbands, father in laws, etc who all get one. I haven't yet decided who gets which one though! ;)

This is one I made a while back and haven't managed to share yet- It uses Unity's Noteworthy Occasion set.

Guy cards can be a bit challenging sometimes- you think- ribbon, no ribbon; buttons, no buttons...etc. What do you think?

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May 21, 2010

TGIF...big time!

Some weeks TGIF is meant more than others...this is one of those weeks!! whew. I won't bore you with details...but I am for sure looking forward to school being out!


Welcome to another round of FWF and Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is GONE ASKEW. Simply place your focal image or sentiment off center. I am feeling a tad off center this week- this will be any easy one for me! ;)
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample.


I used Unity's February KOM nothing but blue skies. I paired it up with some graphic 45 paper and twill.

Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keyword is ssnotime140 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - May Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover


*and* Emily Taylor please make sure to email me- YOU are the winner of yesterday's Unity singles- Love is Everything & a So & So Loves

enjoy!

stamps- Unity; Paper- Graphic 45; twill- May arts; Spellbinders™ Dies
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May 19, 2010

Hip HOP!

Happy Thursday- it's Hip HOP over at Unity today!

For my card, I went ahead and tried the SCS tute on the rolled flowers. I usually just layer circles for fun flowers, but this is a nice alternative and much more 3D! My card is super sparkly from my glimmer mist, Stamp is this months KOM, paper is MME, and of lastly, Spellbinders™ Dies.

*ALSO* Blog CANDY up for GRABS!! I have Love is Everything & a So & So Loves Singles for one of my fabulous followers today- I will post a winner tomorrow!


Make sure to head yourself on over to Brooke's blog next!


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and I thank you...

Well...I am still going through boxes and piles of stuff. I can only do a little each day, so it does seem like a never ending task of cleaning and purging...

I did manage to whip this out last week- I made it for the pc mag call and it was a big fat reject...so here I share with you! ;)


I used my trusty Unity noteworthy occasions set and my Spellbinders™ dies. Paper is MME and the gems are Kaiser.
Thank you's are always good to have on hand, right?

It's book fair week...so most of my time is spent at the school this week, I can't believe how little time is left until summer break! I am looking forward to some fun road trips with the kids!

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May 17, 2010

I love summer!

Well, I do. I just wish it would come and stay. We have had beautiful weather, and then today- rain. All week fore cast- RAIN. blech.

Anyhoo...The Monday chicks are all doing summer cards....and this is pretty wiiiiide open to interpretation- My anniversary is in the summer, so there you have it- a love themed summer card. ;) open to interpretation I tell ya! ;)


The stamps are GinaK Designs and the paper is My Minds Eye. It's one of those simple easy layouts that I often use over and over!

and check out the others who may also be doing summer cards-
Latisha, Renee, Jeanne, Jimmi, Amber, & Maren.

I am off to the zoo with my daughters kindergarten class for the day...in the rain.

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May 14, 2010

TGIF!


Welcome to another round of FWF and Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is a
Sketch Challenge - Today Jenn Buck created our sketch to follow. Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample.




Again, I used the new May KOM a little happy. I thought about sprucing it up, but I sort of like it with no embellishments- not often do I like a non ribboned card! ;)

*also* Mrs. Woodward ( http://www.blogger.com/profile/08862506988701762163 )
you are the winner of THIS awesome stamp, thanks for supporting Unity!


Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keyword is ssnotime139 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - May Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover


Stamps- Unity, A little happy
Spellbinders™ die templates
My Minds Eye paper


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May 12, 2010

hip hop!

Happy Thursday!
Who's ready for Friday? This has been a long and crazy week- so sit back and enjoy the hop!

I used the new May KOM a little happy. The banner is perfect size for the little letters to fit into! Make your own statement!
Paper is October Afternoon, the label shape and large scalloped borders are Spellbinders™ die templates. The sketch from 2S4Y.

*if* you would like a chance to win THIS awesome stamp, (one of my faves) I will choose a person from my followers to win and announce the winner tomorrow at FWF

Make sure to head yourself on over to Brooke's blog next!


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whew...

So- I haven't fallen off the face of the earth- I have been swamped with life! You know- kids, sports, school, homework, and SPRING CLEANING. The last of which is kicking my butt!

I do have a fun little card using Unity's newest release Going Retro.

I used some My Minds Eye Quite Contrary paper, and my Spellbinders™ dies. (the red stripe paper is just the backside)


and THIS is what has been keeping me from posting...I can't find my desk tops any more so I am on a HUGE PURGE of spring cleaning! I have more stuff than I could ever use in one life time!

I think that the PC box is full paper! ribbon, chipbaord pieces, stamps, stickers, blah blah blah! I think I will have to have blog candy again soon for my followers-


this is only like 1/8 of the stuff I have boxed up to go! Really need to find a GOOD home for it all! any takers?

back tomorrow with more! ;)

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May 7, 2010

Stampin Store KOM Blog HOP



Welcome to the Store Kit blog hop!


I think Moments in bloom is my favorite store kit ever- i just love that ledger image, and of course the silhouette flowers are fabulous!

Moments in bloom, MME- Lush, Spellbinders™ Nestabilities die templates, May Arts linen thread.

Again Moments in bloom, Basic Grey Paper, American Crafts cardstock, DMC white thread-(colored with my copic) button- pti


and lastly- Naturally you, Basic Grey paper, and Spellbinders™ Nestabilities die templates. I stamped the definition onto the label shape, and attached the bird with a pop dot.


Make sure to head yourself on over to Brooke's blog next!


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Stamp Simply time- FWF and blog candy winner


Welcome to another round of FWF and Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge!

Today's Stamp Simply Challenge is to make a feminine card in honor of Mother's day. (*easier said than done!)
Head on over to Sharon's blog to read all the details and see her fabulous sample.



Well...In my post yesterday I asked what type of cards do you struggle with? I would have said feminine yesterday, but I LOVE how my card turned out! *(That's the point of a challenge I guess, right?!)
I used my new Big Scalloped Rectangles to create the card base, and my new favorite tags 5- both from Spellbinders™
I stamped the word mom out using the new Alpha from Unity's May KOM- LOVE that!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keyword is ssnotime138 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine - April & May Guest Designer

Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat.

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover

stamps- Unity- May KOM
paper- Quite Contrary, MME
Labels Eight- Spellbinders
Tags Five-Spellbinders
Ribbon- May Arts
Copic- R00
button, thread- pti
cardstock- SU!
scor-tape

*and* the winner of the eco chic stamp set.....




Blogger Karen B. said...
email me-(at the right) you won!


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May 5, 2010

It's Thursday!!



Happy Thursday- it's Hip HOP!

Do not adjust your dial- you are in the right spot!!

This is not my normal style- but don't ya just {love} that winged woman image from the new Unity Scrappin' kit BRAVE GIRL?!?!?!

I ran out of the right colored brads, so I colored my silver ones with my copics.

New KOM stuff! Some of the sentiments are meant to fit inside the label shape!

more KOM stuff! such a fun image! This could make a great kids card imo-my kids love to roller skate- although my 6 year old prefers inlines...I would fall on my rear! ;)

and more from the brave girl kit- those birds are awesome!!

Also- next week Ippity is releasing new kits!!


and.....if you would like a chance to win this fun little set Leap For life found HERE, leave me a comment and let me know which type of card is your fave and why!
And if you feel like, tell me what type if card you like, but can never seem to pull off. Mine would definitely be the romantic layered look of prima and flowers and lace and all that! ;) my weak point for sure!

And of course...make sure to head yourself on over to Brooke's blog next!

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May 4, 2010

Just Bee'cause

I needed some me craft time. Ya know- the type where you make something because you want to? Just for fun and to unwind after cleaning ;)

I used the new Garden Variety set from Cosmo by Unity, (would link you up, but the site is down!)
For some reason I went with an out of the norm color combo for me-

pink, grey, & vanilla. A touch of yellow for his wings which I colored with an atyou spica pen to sparkle!

Have you stamped on vellum lately? Funny how things come and go. Vellum used to be so often used, but lately, it's so very forgotten. It makes for some cute wings though! ;)

enjoy!

stamps- garden variety- cosmo & unity
pink pirouette, basic grey, & cream cardstock- SU!
basic grey ink
spellbinders nestabilities
cream ribbon- pti
linen thread- may arts
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May 3, 2010

CAS Spring card


Today is a Thank God it's Monday sort of day for me- I managed to get sick last week and wasted about 3 days in bed! So ready to get back at it and into my routine!

The Monday's chicks are doing spring cards and I managed to incorporate the Unity Color challenge with a twist into mine as well!

The colors are green, yellow, and orange. The twist is CAS. ;)

I am quite fond of CAS- lets limit the layers & embellishments on these!
I used Basic Grey's Lime Rickey for my orange, green, & yellow if that helps you with color matching.

Remember to use keyword USCCC03 when uploading to SCS-

and check out the others who may also be doing spring cards-
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