Thursday, October 30, 2008

triple H Friday!!

Hi everyone!
Yesterday was Hip hop thursday, hope you followed my blog posts there! It was super nice chatting with everyone! Great prizes given away as usual! So MUCH FUN!!!
these ladies are the funnest around!!
Unity has the best products!! Stamps are you kidding me? I have never seen such awesome stamps! Have to get some!
Here is my hangover I need some more coffee!
This card is also for the SCS Limited Supplies Challenge LSC 192
Check out angelas blog for all of the gorgeous creations by Unity's loyal customers!
Thanks for stopping by!!
I made my first purchase last night! THANK YOU HUBBY!!
I bought the christmas stamps bundle here, you basically get 5 stamps for the price of four!! Angela You rock!! All the Unity DT members made these stamps look gorgeous on the blog hop, how could I not get these!! Plus I got the 2 free stamps coming for ordering! There are awesome deals every thursday, dont miss it!!
I will also include my Hip hop challenge cards, they were not winners but thats A-OK!

Till Later!!


Hey bloggies! Come check out Unity Stamp Company Forum today at 10AM, Look for the Hip Hop thread!! Come and do the challenges and join us for the chance to get your hands on Unity goodies! 300 dollars worth of prizes given away!!!

Dont forget to do the Blog hop, follow the links starting at Unity Stamp Company Blog for a chance to win amazing goodies!!

AND check of the Unity store for $2 dollar stamps! If you are a first time customer (which I might just become today!!) you get two FREE stamps with your order, including the coveted HIP HOP stamp!!! COME AND GET IT!!

I am in {LOVE} with Unity and you will fall too!! Dont miss it!!
I will be posting my challenge cards this afternoon after they are announced!
Till Later!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More blog candy?

Shimmerz blog is having blog candy! Check it out here! You only have till Friday to enter!
More blog candy giveaway here at Michelle's blog!
Oh wow her card for this post is gorgeous!! Anything chocolate covered is a dream! hehe :)
Check her blog out I love it!! Her cards are works of art!
Thanks Michelle!

Blog candy at Ryann's blog

Hey a quick post, check out Ryann's blog candy Here
Great stuff! Thanks Ryann!
Till Later!

I know it has been a while, sorry!

So after a long weekend haitus I am back in action making cards!
There is so many challenges buzzing around on SCS, I cant keep up. Now I have so many blogs in my reader it makes the challenges add up! Everyone has such great links to other is like a big chain!
Here is what I have been up to this week so far, taking care of the kiddos (of course), laundry, cleaning, making cards, eating.. mostly in that order!
All right on to the cards I have made this week. Some I like some I dont know yet.
Friday 10/24 Ways to use it challenge "Leaf it to me Baby"
Saturdays Inspiration challenge JC Penney Pink Bedding
Sundays Featured Stamper challenge- SpeedyStamper

Tuesdays Color challenge

Wednesdays Sketch challenge 200/Unity Stamp Company Challenge USC10

Unity's Twilight book series challenge
I am also nervous waiting for the Creatively Yours guest designer announcement! Todays is the deadline for submitting and mine was in the first day. So now I just wait between now and the 31st for the announcement!
it is so cold here we have been having a fire in the fireplace all day and night usually now. It has been 30's overnight and getting up to 60 degrees during the day. Brrrrr!
the little ones are getting excited for halloween! Oh my poor boy he loves his Wolverine costume so much this will be the third year of wearing it! He wants to so... Ahh I think this will be the last year. he should be grown out of it next year! Morgan will be a princess again, like a renassaince dress.
Till Later!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover Friday!

Wow yesterday Hip Hopping for Unity Stamp Company was so much fun as usual!
Here are the cards I made for yesterdays challenge. I will be making a new one but I HAVE to get some coffee first!!
This one I used Wish sticks and laid it on its side on the bottom.

I used Fanciful Dots set for this card.
Check out Angela's Blog for more friday HHH creations!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hip Hop thursday!

Its hip hop thursday again! Check this forum and look for the hip hop thread here! I barely got any sleep, I was so excited for today!

There was also another SCS challenge Ways to use it challenge. This challenge calls for one word sentiment. Here is my card for it.

I used Unity's Fanciful dots. I stamped tres, quatro, cinco dots on the prima flowers. I stamped the swirl on both sides of the sentiment. I used Friend as my one word I think this word carries a lot of power. Friends are very important people and can carry you through life's struggles. You can never have enough friends. Send a card to your friend today and tell them you care!
I pulled out some vintage stuff for this card.. Rose romance an old SU color ink pad. I also used retired ginger blossom dp layered on Pink pirouette cardstock.

It is almost time for hippity hoppity! Cant wait to see everything new today! The blogs are amazing!
Till Later!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quick post before I am off and running to clean up the house and get ready for thinking about dinner.

Blog candy Here at Julie's Blog. Awesome blog! Check it out! Great candy giveaway!

Till Later!

Another Unity challenge!

This weeks Wednesday Unity challenge has been posted! Check it out here.
I made this card for the challenge.
Also on a side note Michelle a Unity lover will be giving blog candy away!
Her blog is here. Just leave her a comment everyday she makes a Unity card and she will pick a winner Saturday!! She is giving away Simply Said!! Too cool Michelle!
have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Unity first ever sketch challenge!

Unity gal Amber has posted the first ever Unity sketch challenge! It rocks!

Check it out here.

Here is my card. I just cranked it out. I started thinking about it and I just HAD to finish the card! Ever get that feeling, like the creaive juices will stop flowing?

Anyways here is my card.

I am really happy with the way it turned out!
Better get the kiddos ready for bed!


I finished my layout page for CW! Took me most of the day!

I finished my color challenge card also. I made this real quick, like in a few minutes, nothing too special this time. I love that color combo so I will be making many cards. The color combo is pink pirouette, kiwi kiss and chocolate chip. I used Unity stamp- wish sticks for the inside of the pocket, I stamped this in versamark on kiwi kiss cardstock. I used chocolate chip designer paper. Sentiment on the outside is from Best Yet SU, and the sentiment inside is from Upsy Daisy SU. I added kiwi kiss ribbon and tied a kind of knot and added brads on both sides.

Just checked out this blog, Rach is giving some wow stuff away for blog candy! Check it out and leave a comment! Awesome!
Off too think about dinner and to clean up a bit!
Thanks for stopping by!


All right! Game On!!

Okay here is the story, while blog hopping around I found a link to this site
They had a challenge for a Design team spot! So I entered two cards based on their sketch and they picked me as one of the nine finalists!! So this joy is not shared alone! The talented miss Christi Snow is also a finalist! I am so happy to see a familiar face, especially one that loves and designs for Unity stamp company!
On to my submissions

This last one with snowflakes was the card chosen by creatively Yours!
The next step is to design a 12x12 scrapbook page using their posted layout! Oh I am sooo nervous and excited!
A huge thank you to CW for chosing me as a finalist, I love it!!
This is my first time even trying out for anything so I say to try for anything and believe in yourself and your own talents!
Till Later!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Wow thanks a bunch Amy!!!

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog-some random, some wierd.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of the post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

I was tagged by Amy Johnson and her blog is here: . Thanks Amy for tagging me! So glad you stopped by my blog and took the time to visit!!

Number 1 fact: I love chocolate and coffee! Ummm maybe not the most original!

Number 2 fact: I have 2 cats and a dog.

Number 3 fact: I started making cards less than a year ago.

Number 4 fact: I love halloween! I dressed up once as frankensteins bride! I had the high hair and everything!

Number 5 fact: I love the smell of Patchouli!

Number 6 fact: I cant drive, suspended license...Sucks!

Number 7 fact: I want to have more friends!

Tag your it!!!
Sarah/SCS SeattleStamper

Teresa Kline/SCS va.sunshine

Marisa Richmond/SCS marisa isa

Deb/SCS debdeb

latisha/SCS 1busymomof2

Lisa H/SCS lisahenke

Jodi SCS Kharmagirl

All these ladies are so talented so check them out!!


Wow this is crazyness!!! Check this out!
That is me the first card!!! I am sooo nervous! I have never been chosen for anything like this! I didnt receive the email yet for the 12x12 layout yet so I am crossing my fingers they give me more than a couple days to do the layout!

Ahhhhh I am soo excited!

Looks like the lovely talented Christ Snow was chosen also, congrats Christi!! I hope we both make to the end! You are wayyyy more creative than I and you have gorgeous creations!

Unity is the force behind it all, I used Unity snowflake as usual and look what happens...
I am speechless, I knew there was a reason I cant sleep!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

SCS featured stamper challenge

Good afternoon everyone!

As i get ready to watch the Vikings play and kick Chicago's butt I made a snowflake card for the SCS FS89 challenge.
I am not a fan club member yet so I cannot post my challenge card on SCS till Monday, so I am posting it here.
The link for the gallery of the featured stamper and card I chose is here
She has a wonderful gallery, great inspiration.

Here is my CASE of that card.

I changed everything except the layout. I used different squares and used Snowflake Serenade from Unity Stamp Company. I used Afternoon tea SU dp and soft sky, whisper white, mellow moss, baja breeze, basic grey cardstock. I embossed the back layer with my snowflake embossing folder with my cuttlebug, you probably cannot see that too well.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blog candy at Heart Hugs- Ashleys blog!

I am always in awe of all the Unity stamp lovers cards and scrapbook pages and creations that I cant help visting their blogs everyday and added them to my google reader!
I came across Asheys blog and she is giving blog candy away! She has got stuff that everyone will love so head over there right away and show her and her Design team members (who are amazing in their own right) love!

Here is the link!

She will be giving it away November 2nd, plenty of time to leave her a comment!

Thanks to Ashley! Love your things girl!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Still hip hopping friday

I got an amazing Wish RAK in the mail today!

If you do not know what that is it is a forum on SCS for granting wishes for people who do not have the things they wish for. Here is the link, check it out!

Anyways Donegal1, Robin stamped a bunch of Unity's Tea Time Toile background stamp!!! What a way to keep Unity hip hopping into the weekend!!

I HAD to make a card right away!! Tea Time toile was my first Unity love...I saw it on someones card and found the Unity forum and checked it out! I love Toile! Robin stamped it in Night of navy and real red, and sahara sand and close to cocoa, such perfect colors!

here is the card!

I added a dew drop on all four corners and used a versamark pen to darken the color.
Off to run to the grocery store real quick.

Hipppppp Hopppp Hangoverrrrr!

Whew Hip HOp hangover day! The Unity Hip hop thursday was a blast!!
I think I might really have a small hangover! I had one glass of wine while I was sitting in front of the fire in the fireplace and it was very nice to relax, but did I wake up with a headache!

I am feeling better now, have a cup of coffee and made a card so I am good!
Without further ado here is my card...

I used Wish Sticks from Unity Stamp Company. Cant say how much I love Unity stamps! I really love this stamp it is really versatile!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hi everybody!
Hip Hop thursday is going on still. I am about to go to SU club meeting tonight.
Here is the cards I posted for the Unity stamp co challenges on SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hip Hop thursday for Unity!!! to shop at Unity!

Check out SCSand find the Unity forum.

Currently I belive SCS is having problems. I cannot get that page loaded at all. I got booted out.
I hope the problems get worked out before 10AM! The SCS team are really good about fixing any problems quickly.

I will wait patiently...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Leave me alone spammers!!

Sorry about the extra measures to view or comment on my blog! Some jerk*ff has been leaving comments I assume are spam! The blog comment is traced to a none working blog.
Hopefully this will blow over and I can return my blog and comment section to a more managable situation.

Thanks for understanding!

So I gave the sketch challenge another go and hit two birds with one stone, I also am submitting this to the Unity wednesday challenge found here it is to create a masculine card.
Here is my card using snowflake serenade from Unity

Also have more exciting news I got my Wish Sticks stamp from Unity Hip hop last week! Thank you Unity!!

Gorgeous right!?
Cant wait for next month when I can start ordering from Unity!

Woo Hoo can you believe it is almost thursday!? I love thursdays and here is a reason why...Unity Stamp Company Hip hop! log in to and check out the Unity forum and you will find the post on thursday at 10 am. Cant wait!

Well while I wait there is a wednesday challenge for the sketch challenge 195 on SCS.
I am NOT thrilled with this card...just isnt working for me today. Here it is anyways.

I think I will try to make a different one!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Okay so I have been busy creating fun black, pink, and white cards! Those are the colors for todays color challenge.
Here are my uploaded cards

Now I have a problem, no ribbon in pink or black.. I made another card and I am having a hard time deciding what way I should layout the sentiment and maybe some flowers.
Here are the two versions I took a picture of

SO which one looks better?
Patiently waiting for the Color challenge over at SCS.
I am up and ready to make cards before the kiddos wake up!

I have read a story in the local Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper about a woman who wanted to bring a puppy home from Iraq.
Here is a link to sign a petition to hopefully bring the dog home to Minneapolis before she comes home from her tour.
Help Ratchet come home to Minnesota.

Such a sad story. I hope it has a happy ending to this story.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Stair step card

New challenge today for SCS and Lynn's technique lovers challenge found here
Here is my card using this technique.

This was fun. I used my Walmart special designer paper with pink, pink and green polka dots, I used my cuttle bug today for a little slice of pink Pirouette SU cardstock. I had some ribbon scraps lying around so I used that and then I used a wine charm hanging from the ribbon knot. I thought I was being very creative!! :) I looked at all the wonderful creations that the SCS ladies made and I was quite overshadowed by their wonderful cards! A lot of inspiration over there at that website, let me tell you!

Have to Add that the VIKINGS WON!!! Whew! I was at the game and it was fun! Lots of fun Vikings goodies to bring home. We rode the light rail from the Mall of America, that was cool! I hope the state starts planning on extending this train. It would be awesome to be able to visit Duluth or some where further north or south of the metro area.
Till next time, Later!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Card for Mattie

Click this link for a way to learn more about Juvenile diabetes and to send a card to a little girl!
JenMarie is giving away a stamp set from Unity if you make a card for this special girl!
What a great cause!
here is my card, I will be sending it out today!

Another post today.
Over on SCS one of gals who love Unity is giving away some Unity stamps!
here is the link to her blog challenge. Make something for a friend.

Here is my submission picture. I made a pizza box for the SCS challenge this week and I am made little cards to go with the box! Love the soft sky blue and chocolate chip color!

The sentiment is "friend to friend" from Pocket silhouettes.

Thursdays Rock!

Hi Everyone!
Okay well yesterday was Hip Hop thursday for Unity stamps!
I won the first prize of the day
I love Unity, I have gotten two Unity stamps so far and they rock! What a great company
I made some cards for yesterdays challenge over on the Unity side of splitcoaststampers. I was not the winner of any of these challenges but alas still had fun making them!

here are my challenge cards
This one was for sewing on a card. me own a sewing machine, no way! :) I would like to have one though! I "stitched" white on the top panel and brown on the bottom panel.

This one was for the masculine challenge. I used our gooseberry falls lighthouse stamp. I love Northern MN!
I made this card with my new Unity stamp from last weeks Hip HOP! Isnt it the cutest!

Sunday is Vikings game!! We are going! Cant wait. Grandma and grandpa are taking the kids saturday till sunday, woo hoo a little break for us! That will be so nice!
Hip Hop wore me out! I was exhausted! Poor family I neglected them. :(
Today is laundry day, weeee! Not really I hate doing laundry, lug everything downstairs and then haul everything up again...nothing like going to the spiders den downstairs, there is spider webs everywhere!
It is way to early for me to be up!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Update for wednesday.

Well I have been looking at some blogs today and have seen some really great things and cards.
This gals who like Unity they have some awesome blogs! One lady jessy, her blog is here -
She has a post about a contest for guest designer for Creatively Yours. The link is here -

I decided why not and I submitted two cards. Cant hurt to try my momma always said! :)
It was fun to make these detailed cards.

Wednesday is sketch challenge at splitcoaststampers.

Here is my card for the challenge.

Can you tell I love using my cuttlebug?! Love it.

I used the devine swirls folder. Love 40 percent off coupons!

After my crazy day things are pretty slow here. Just enjoying a cup of coffee and the little ones are still sleeping so enjoying mommy time.

I just saw the Unity stamp company wednesday card challenge on SCS. Can I say how much I love this company. I cant wait till we get out of this financial slump so I can make a big order!

Check them out! The nicest woman runs and created this company and it is local in MN!!

Here is my card for challenge USC07.

Good ol cuttlebug again with the snowflake folder! I also used the only Unity stamp I have, snowflake serenade.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Yeah for tuesdays color challenge!

Yes it is tuesday!! I love the color challenge on SCS!

This week it is Chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango Stampin up colors. I love these.

I wanted something simple and play more with my new cuttlebug folders. Love that thing!

I think I might crank out some more cards using these colors, they are perfect for fall.

Here is my card for today.

Here is another card I added.

Another fun thing today. I listen to B96 a hip hop station here in MN. They have something going on the secret sound. I called in and got in!!! WOw was I excited, haha. Well I was told to be upbeat and dont swear :) Well I didnt guess the sound right, bummer!! Oh well my hubby said I am now a radio star! Silly! I was so nervous!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Goor Morning!

Good morning!

I am up this morning making Pizza boxes! Ok, they are little ones. :) has challenges everyday and Monday is Lynn's Technique Lovers challenge.

Here is my box. Just really simple. I will be certainly be making more boxes soon. These make great gifts.

On another note I had a really good visit with my Uncle from Wyoming and My grandmother. it has been 7 years since I have seen my uncle and a year or so since I have seen my grandmother. It was very nice. The kids had fun over there feeding the squirrels peanuts in the shell. They would come right up to the patio door! I tried it here at home and they do really come right up to you for peanuts!
Hubby is working from home today so better get off the computer!
Thanks for stopping!
Till Later

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I got a Unity Stamp in the mail!

Woo Hoo! I got a Unity stamp company stamp in the mail today!
I love it! A wonderful snowflake stamp called Snowflake serenade.

isnt it great!
here is the cards I made with it already!

I am trying to get the hang of this blogging thing!
have a great night!