Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Its a Party!!! A Unity Stamp company celebration!!!!

Unity is One Years OLD!!!! Have you been HERE??? Fun, Friends and AWESOME challenges and games this WHOLE week!!!!! EVERYONE has a chance to win!!! Huge blow out fun!!!
This couldnt be more deserved by any other company!! Unity rocks and I love them!!!
Start at The Unity stamp company blog everyday and check out the challenge of the day and games!!
Go visit My Unity Place too, fun and more friends there too!

Here is my Monday Challenge Card
Color challenge Kraft, Baja breeze, ruby red, so saffron
Stamps Used: April KOTM, Birthday chic-Unity Stamps Company
Papers Used: Good morning sunshine dp, kraft, baja breeze SU, cupcake dp basicGrey
Ink Used: Ruby red, baja breeze SU
Accessories Used: buttons BasicGrey

Here is my Tuesday challenge card
Make a card using FIRST, F- Flowers I- insect R-Ribbon S- scallops T-Teal or turquoise
Stamps Used: April KOTM -Unity stamp company
Papers Used: Whisper white, good morning sunshine dp SU
Ink Used: Pacific Point, chocolate chip, certainly celery SU
Accessories Used: Certainly celery ribbon, scalloped punch SU
Also Mrs.Mac, Shannon, from SCS needs your votes for My Favorite Things Idol!! Here projects are amazing every week and she is super wonderful! A great friend to have!
Go HERE to vote for her!!! Hurry!!! HUgs shannon!
Join us tomorrow!! I will be there bright and early!
Till Later!

Its Twilight Tuesday!!! Week #29!! Wowwy!

Hi everyone! It's Tuesday and you know what that means...Twilight Tuesday Inspiration challenge!! This week it is week #29 and it is straight from the talented TT woman herself Tonya, without her Twilight Tuesday would not exsist!!!

"Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge: BFFs: Bella & Jacob (TTIC #29). I want to focus on the friendship between Jacob and Bella…
Bella and Jake have a very special friendship. Jacob was there for Bella when she needed someone to bring sunshine into her life. Jacob was a caring and loving friend to Bella. Although Jacob viewed Bella romantically, Jacob did not imprint upon Bella. Jacob could never have loved Bella the way Bella loved Edward or Edward loved Bella. But they could be the best of friends. The could love each other in deeply passionate friendship kind of way.

“He was my best friend. I would always love him, and it would never, ever be enough.”Bella Swan, New Moon, Chapter 9, p.219

“Yeah, I’ll always be your friend. No matter what you love.”Jacob Black, New Moon, Chapter 18, p.409

Craft Challenge: Make a project celebrating your best friend. Or Jake and Bella’s friendship.
Comment Challenge: Do you have a best friend whom you love passionately (in a friendship kind of way)? What makes your friendship so special?"

Here is my card... It is also for TTSC3 for April.

Stamps Used: So and So loves, March KOTM-Unity Stamp co
Papers Used: Kraft, good morning sunshine dp SU
Ink Used: Basic Gray SU

Accessories Used: brad BG

SO when i read New moon for the first time Jacob was not my cup of tea but thats because I love Edward! But jacob was a wonderful friend and he was there for bella! I relate because I have a guy friend exactly like Jacob, not hunky and dark but a friend who wanted more since I was 12 years old. I keep in touch with him and I miss him when I cant talk to him, but like bella I had love for him as a friend, I wished he was my brother in a way too, keep the link but not have to hold off advances. He was there with me through a lot of my dating history and even now that I am married, he has been my shoulder some of the time, been my biggest supporter. Now he lives far away and it hurts to not be able to hang out. I feel bad about it to this day because I always left his side for the one I loved at the time. Even knowing that he was like my soul mate and knew everything about me, he didnt hurt me, it was sooo easy to be around him but I always went after the stronger love feelings from someone else.
being a Gemini I feel two sides to me constantly and when he was around it helped me stay grounded and not jump around so much, I had my friend, my rock next to me through my dating times.
Very Jacob like he is....and I miss him. I have known him for almost 20 years, it blows my mind sometimes!

Now my husband is my best friend, in the last two months I feel we are 100 percent connected and totally in sync. I love it.

Great challenge I love the dynamics between Bella and Jacob! Thanks Tonya!
Have a great day!
Till Later!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hip Hop hangover!!!

Good morning!!

I hip'd I hop'd and had fun fun fun over at the Unity forum on SCS!!! Love you ladies!! I was glad I got to chat longer tonight with my friends!

Find the list of all the customers showing their love for Unity on the Unity Blog

More new friends came who love Unity!!!! Isnt that AMAZING!!! I love it, we are all making a difference for Unity! in a time of recession they are excelling!!! that shows you something!!!

Angela is running AWESOME specials through Sunday HERE!!! All week next week Unity is celebrating one Brilliant year of Unity Stamp company!!! Way to go Chris and Angela your dreams came true!!! And we love it!!! I dont know what I would be doing or where I would be without Unity stamps bringing me in to a community they created full of loving people and life long friends!!!

Expect the party to be amazing!!!

I made two cards for yesterdays challenges.

Stamps Used: April KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white SU, cupcake dp basicGrey
Ink Used: buckeroo blue, chocolate chip, sage shadow SU
Accessories Used: versamark, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Stamps Used: April KOTM-Unity
Papers UseD: pink pirouette, whisper white, riding hood red SU
Ink Used: pink pirouette, rose romance, kiwi kiss, basic black SU
Accessories Used: crystal effects for butterfly, black brads

Find us over at MyUnityPlace.com too!! A new wonderful place for Unity and their customer to connect!!
Yesterday was memorable! Thanks to all!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Unity addicts challenge wednesday!!

Happy Earth day!!! Are you loving your earth? I do! I Recycle everything! I went from 5-7 bags of garbage a week 4 years ago down to 2-3 bags a week tops!! I break down all cardboard boxes all mail goes into a paperbag, glass, all my plastic is recycled! I have a HUGE veggie garden! I love being able to do that, I am a step away from having my own compost too! I use ONLY recycled bags, LOVE these! Now you can get them for free at all the local state fairs and county fairs and online for free from some companies! I have sooo many about 20 or so! I love loving the earth!! and It is SO EASY!!
so in honor of this day Maria's challenge was to make a card or whatever you want to represent the Earth. I also used this weeks SCS sketch challenge 225.
I crumpled the kraft cs and then rubbed some chocolate chip ink and glued them onto the dp. I stamped the leaf flower stamp, gosh that makes a perfect patterned paper stamp!!! Love this KOTM!!
Stamps Used: April KOTM-Unity
Papers UseD: Kraft, handsome hunter dp SU, offbeat dp basicGrey
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, sage shadow SU
Accessories Used: crystal effects SU

And after all that fun, here is a little more fun news. The NEW MOON wolf pack has been revealed!!!
They look like werewolves to me!!! I love when these new pics start coming out!! Is it Fall yet????
Tomorrow is Hip Hop for Unity stamps again, every thursday 10 AM central go to The Unity Blog and blog hop then go to the link above at 11 AM CST and chat it up with us ladies!!!! cant wait to see everything the DT makes!!! Join us for friends and fun!! Oh and a chance to win some FREE stamps!! Woo Hoo, fun EVERY time!!
have a wonderful day!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A card for My time...sketch challenge

I finished this yesterday but finally am getting to post this card I made for Lauren Meader's sketch challenge from saturday!!

I love these sketches!! I havent seen her blog before and I am blown away by ALL the inspiration!!! Thanks Lauren!!

She is looking for DT members for this Sketch saturday!! Wouldnt that be an awesome thing to be a part of? I think so!!!

So here is the sketch...

and here is my card....

I used the dress form from the April KOTM again! love it. I used buttons for the flowers in the sketch, I paper pieced the dress form onto the panel and I added crystal effects to the dress form. I also added rhinestones to the neck of the dress form where the necklace is.

Stamps Used: April KOTM-Unity stamp co
papers Used: more mustard dp SU, whisper white, kraft SU
Ink Used: Basic Black, copic marker
Accessories USed: buttons, hemp twine, crystal effects SU, rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Till Later!!

Twilight Tuesday #28 It's wedding time!!!

I'm back with a Twilight Tuesday challenge it feels like it has been forever and I truley appologize! I miss the ladies over at Twilight tuesday!! big hugs fellow Twilight Lovers!! and I am actually posting on Tuesday even!! :)

Margie has put this challenge to us to make something inspired by the wedding of Bella and Edward!! Here is the post for the challenge, Go make something!!! :)

"As soon as my feet were past the treacherous stairs, I was looking for him. For a brief second, I was distracted by the profusion of white blossoms that hung in garlands from everything in the room that wasn't alive, dripping with long lines of white gossamer ribbons. But I tore my eyes away from the bowery canopy and searched across the rows of satin-draped chairs....until I found him at last, standing before an arch overflowing with more flowers, more gossamer.....

All I really saw was Edwards face, it filled my vision and overwhelmed my mind. His eyes were a buttery, burning gold; his perfect face was almost as severe with the depth of his emotion. And then, as he met my awed gaze, he broke into a breathtaking smile of exultation"..... Breaking Dawn by stephenie Meyer

Everyone should have a wedding like this, gorgeous place and the love of your eternity by your side...ahhh I love this part of the book.

Here is my card, I just kind of did my own thing I made a cake. I used papers and layered and rounded the edges, this paper has felt and I covered the white areas of the paper with crystal effects. it is shiny. I dyed some hemp twine with riding hood red ink and added stickles for the trim of the cake.
Stamps Used: March KOTM-unity
Papers Used: whisper white SU, dp, vellum
Ink Used: Riding hood red SU
Accessories Used: Crystal effects, hemp twine SU, black ribbon

I also did last weeks challenge #27 Jasper Hale. he can manipulate the environment and most often he needs to calm everyone down around him. so here is a card in blues and greens calming colors and nice calm words :)

Stamps Used: various stamps-Unity
Papers Used: Baja breeze, handsome hunter, old olive dp SU
Ink Used: Versamark
Accessories Used: white embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Till Later!

Check it out!

more blog candy, Find it here at Passionforcrafts!! amazing one I am telling you!!!
Go check it out!!
Till Later!

Monday, April 20, 2009

i LOVE my April Unity KOTM!!!!!

....after this accidently got sent to my MIL's house I finally got my April KOTM from Unity!!!
YAY this kit is the best!!! If you havent signed up yet for the Unity KOTM club you NEED to!!! It is an easy 29 bucks a month for over 20+ stamps in ONE kit!!! what an amazing deal!!!
Plus YOU could be a Guest DT member for Unity in May!!! get the April KOTM and go to THIS thread and find out more!!
So I inked it up right away! and here is what I made! This card is just for fun!!
I used the dress form and stamped in basic black and paper pieced the top with BG cupcake dp. I covered this with crystal effects to be shiny and raised. I layered on more of the same dp and used Kraft cs. I also used the Shine sentiment from the apr KOTM and used buckeroo blue and stamped onto the kraft. a blue button finished this card off.
Stamps Used: April KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Cupcake dp BasicGrey, whisper white, kraft SU
Ink Used: Basic Black, buckeroo blue SU
Accessories Used: button, hemp twine SU
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful Monday!!
Till Later!!

Christi Rocks!!

One of my favorite crafty gals of all time and awesome dt member of Unity stamps is giving away an amazing Unity stamp set Love Birdies in celebration of her learning to use a MAC!!! such a sweetheart! Christi Snow!!!

this is Love birdies Unity stamp set!!! Dont you love this one!!!

Here is her blog post!!

I used to use a MAC but that was years ago, I love MAC computers, I hope to get one again someday!!

Spread the word!!! she will announce the winner Saturday!!! thanks Christi you are a sweetheart!!!
Till Later!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

EtsyInspired #32!!

Good Morning! Its EtsyInspired week #32! Ashley is a sweetie and these challenges are amazing! This weeks store is Angel Face Designs! Beautiful pendants!

If you complete this challenge and upload to Ashleys link you have a chance to win a pendant!! Also Ashley is having a DT call, Guest or permanent to replace the busy and Lovely Lindsay! Complete all the challenges for the month of April by May !st and you are in running!
Here is my card... I was inspired by the colors and the open heart of this pendant.

Stamps Used: Argyle heart, march KOTM-Unity Stamp Co
Papers Used: Whisper White, riding hood red, pacific Point, pink pirouette SU
Ink Used: Blue Bayou, pink pirouette, riding hood red, basic Black SU
Accessories Used: Silver Clip

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Til Later!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Oops almost too late!!

I had a brainless moment and almost missed the EtsyInspired deadline for entries fof the GDT spot for Ashley! can we get a Duh!? Ashley is such a doll she is extending the deadline for getting the entry in this week! Love that girl gotta tell ya! thanks! the shop for last week was MissPottery! beautiful pottery!

Here is the item from the store I chose for inspiration

Quick card but I like it! I was inspired by the shape and colors!
Stamps Used: Rain and Flowers, march KOTM-Unity
Papers UseD: Whisper white SU
Ink Used: buckeroo bluem whisper white, river rock, chocolate chip, old olive SU
Accessories Used: massive flower!
Thanks for overlooking my Duh moment! :)
Till Later!

Hip Hop hangover!!!

Hip Hop Hangover

Oops I didnt add my blog to the HHH list, well here I am anyways cant let anyone down! ;)

I didnt get to hang around as much as I wanted to it was too nice out!
I made a card this morning using Rain and Flowers, such a cute set! I love Unity...I am sure you might get sick of me saying that by now...me never!
Here is my card for the Unity Hip Hop bow challenge.

Stamps Used: Rain and Flowers-Unity stamp co
Papers Used: Whisper white SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, riding hood red SU, copic RV42
Accessories Used: Ribbon Hobby Lobby
Have a wonderful day Everyone!!
Till Later!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Limelight Sketch Challenge #19!!

It has been a few weeks since I have been able to play along with Mandy's fun challenges for Limelight Papercrafts! I miss the fun! Well I am back! Thanks to the ladies posting tomorrows challenge right now I got a chance to play along! Limelights Product sketch #19 is all about the Rub ONs! Fun, Fun!

Here is the Sketch to play along!
I LOVE square cards!!
and I LOVE rub ons! :) I bought some really fun ones from SU. They are the Bright Delights and they are colored! I started out with Whisper White cs and used the block edges from the Bright delights rub ons around the sides of the card, then I used some yummy Offbeat BasicGrey paper! I added ribbon that I won from Twilight Tuesday. More rub ons are used for the center panel, the tree and sentiment are rub ons. I layered this panel on chocolate chip cs. The button is from my stash and I added another rub on to the button! Crazy! I love this card I hope you do too!
Stamps Used: None
Paper Used: Whisper White, chocolate chip SU, offbeat dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: none
Accessories Used: Bright Delights rub ons SU, ribbon a formal affair Michaels, button, hemp twine SU
Mandy is making this challenge great, here are the deets straight from Mandys blog!
Grey Silver Summer Rub-ons! And there's a BONUS.... Oh, yes, you can have TWO entries into the random drawing this week? How, you ask?
1- You get one entry for creating a card and posting it to your blog or in an online gallery (details below).
2- This week, if you get a friend to create a card for this challenge, and they post it to their blog or in an online gallery, YOU get a second entry! Just leave a second comment on THIS blog post here telling me who you sent over!
Now, this has to be a NEW participant, someone who's never done the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! (Yes, if you get LOTS of friends to join in, you get one extra entry for each friend!)
Here are the details:**Use the sketch provided along with your favorite Rub-ons!!**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC019.**Post a comment with a link to your card on the Limelight papercrafts blog
Spread the word!!
Oh its Hip Hop for Unity day on SCS!!!! Yay! Come join me!
Till Later!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

blog candy on Bev's blog!

Check out this blog candy!!! Amazing!!! All The Things I love is Bev's blog! Go check it out!!
Till Later!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Scroll down for HHH post!! EtsyInspired week 30!!

What an awesome store Ashley picked for EtsyInspired this week! Wowwy!!
The store is LaurenAlexander!!
****click picture above to go straight to this listing****

Here is my card..
I was inspired by the flowers and the owl. I made distressed flowers and sponged colors on the whisper white cs. The owl and "friend" are from SU bright delight rub ons.

Stamps Used: Flourishing family trees-UNity
Papers Used: Whisper white, pacific point, tangerine tango SU, basicGrey dp
Ink Used: vintage violet, certainly celery SU
Accessories Used: Buttons, SU bright delights rub ons, scissors, hemp twine SU
Have a great Easter weekend!!
Till Later!!

Hip Hop Hangover Friday!!

Hip Hop Hangover

Its Hip Hop Hangover Friday yet again! I got to chat with all the lovely ladies that LOVE UNity like me all day yesterday!! Unity Rocks!!
Go to THE UNITY BLOG to see the list of HHH participants today!
The funnest bunch of ladies around! Yesterday's theme was Earth day, make projects with images found in nature! I made two cards yesterday, it was so nice to start crafting again!
Here they are.....
This one was made for the Unity goes green challenge. This card is on its way to someone special who has been through a lot this last week!!
Stamps Used: Floral Friends-Unity Stamp Co
Papers Used: Whisper White SU, dp Making memories
Ink uSed: chocolate chip SU, copics BG10, RV42
Accessories Used: Brown grosgrain ribbon
This card is for the Any Occasion challenge, this card could be used for any reason!
Stamps Used: March KOTM-Unity stamp co
Papers Used: Kraft, whisper white SU, offbeat dp BasicGrey
Ink USed: Old Olive, chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: Hemp twine, riding hood red ribbon SU, Bittersweet brads BasicGrey
Thanks for stopping by today!
I am feeling so much like myself again!!! Meds are working!! thanks for all the concerns and thoughts toward me concerning my medical issues!! Means so much! The only way to go is up!
Till Later!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Its Unity's HIP HOP thursday!!

Hey everyone its Unity's Hip hop day!!! Woo Hooo, I love thursdays!! can ya tell? ;)

Hip Hop Blog Hop starts at 10 am CST Start here at the Unity Stamp Company Blog! If you have never been to this blog BOOKMARK it immediately!! You will not be sorry, Tons of inspiration and...Unity! of course!

Then when you are done looking through the AMAZING Hip hop DT for Unity, come and find the Hip Hop thread starting at 11 am CST in this forum at SCS

Hope to see you there!! I will be there chatting all day I hope! :)
Till Later!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Unity Addicts Wednesday!!

Long time no see everyone!! hi!
It is wednesday! Unity addicts time! The challenge is to make something not a card! Ooo tough one. I made a lollipop flower. I used Unity stamps of course and some BasicGrey dp and SU cs.

I distressed my layers with my scissors and I pinched the sides to make it bent around the edges. I added a brad to hold them all together and used a lollipop stick and wrapped riding hood red ribbon around the stick and added a little wild wasabi ribbon bit for leaves. Hope you ladies like this!

Here is a close up shot.

Stamps Used: March KOTM, distressed dots-Unity
Papers Used: Whisper white, riding hood red, chocolate chip, baja breeze SU, offbeat dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: whisper white, chocolate chip, baja breeze SU
Accessories Used: Scissors, brad, lollipop stick, riding hood red ribbon, wild wasabi ribbon SU, glue dots
Thats about all I have for today. I am trying to drum up some creativity for the Twilight tuesday challege this week! Help!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hip Hop thursday!!

Hip Hop Hangover

Good Morning, do you have a nice cup of coffee? well good Unity has a whole list of ladies who love hip hoppin, love making stuff, and LOVE UNITY!! woo hoo sounds fun to me!! thats why I have been hip hopping since late july 08!! I really really love Unity!! GUess what too Unity celebrates its one year anniversary in May!! All sorts of fun things are going to be happening I guess!! I will be there!!

Yesterday the theme was babies!! Cute bundles of baby stamps in a bunch, free shipping till sunday, new things happening there at Unity!! Check it out!!! We had fun yesterday most of us found our baby pictures and posted them as our avatars for SCS! Such cute babies they were! Not to say they arent cute now too!!! ;)
So here is me, I think I was younger than a year. I want to pinch my own cheeks!

Check out Splitcoaststampers.com Look for the Unity forum and check us out if you never have before!!

Here is a card I made with Unity this morning. I think I have to explain it a bit so it doesnt boggle your mind, I started thinking of a birthday card for my daughter for November, she will be five then and the numbers from the March KOTM would be perfect so I stamped those and circled the five, I layered the papers distressed, and added the day to remember sentiment, then I was going to use the butterfly from the Feb KOTM then I changed my mind and used the birds instead to represent the four people in our family. Make sense now? :) ok

Stamps Used: March and Feb KOTM
Papers Used: Pink pirouette SU, eva basicGrey
Ink Used: purely pomegranate, pink pirouette, rose romance, chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: scissors for distressing, pen
Update for my health, I do have graves disease, my doctor wants to treat me medically right now, sounds like I will be back a lot to the endocrinologist. My thyroid is overactive, 2-3 times the normal size of the thyroid. Producing 6 times the amount of hormones I should be. The medicine I was on will be continued, just a higher dose. I am hoping this will work. I could do the radioactive iodine treatment but it puts my children at risk and has a potential to cause hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid. I think I will stay on the meds for now, I hope they work faster now at a higher dose. Thanks for all the hugs and support and the knowledge that this happens and everyone ends up fine! Big hugs to you all!
Another sad note today is the 8th year my dad has been gone and passed... I knew him for three years of his short 45 year life. He was such a kind man and I loved him with all my heart since the day I knew him. I miss him dearly.
Thanks for joining me this beautiful friday for Hip Hop hangover!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Distressed flower for Unity addicts wednesday!!

Good morning all!

Its wednesday and another Unity addicts challenge. The challenge was from Maria and the inspiration was the blog hop blinkie from saturday!! woo hoo! Love these colors and the design!
Here is my card, I used BasicGrey dp for circles for the distressed flower, I piled them all up and slapped a brad on there and voila! I "aged" the whisper white cs by sponging creamy caramel, chocolate chip and river rock ink on the edges and used a black marker to add faux stitches.
Stamps Used: March KOTM-Unity Stamp company
Papers Used: Making memories dp, cupcake dp BasicGrey, whisper white SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, creamy caramel, river rock SU
Accessories Used: scissors for distressing, black marker for faux stitching

close up of flower...

Its aprils fools day right, well here is what I woke up to this morning.....

It felt like christmas morning again....Ugg!!! No more snow!!! Please stay away!! I have tulips coming up already...I hope they stay alive!
Look in the right side wayyyyy down and find the other Unity addicts Like I! show them some love! I love these gals, every single one!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!