Saturday, March 28, 2009


WELCOME!!! If you came from Lisa on the blog hop you are right on track, if not start at the Unity blog for instructions!
We have over 200 ladies showing their love for Unity on their blogs, AMAZING right??!!! Unity is just that...sharing, love, compassion, and togetherness. Unity is one big family and I love them all!!!

Quick project for you showing my LOVE for UNITY!

Stamps Used: Birthday Chic-Unity
Papers Used: Kraft SU, bittersweet dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: Basic Black, chocolate chip SU, versamark

Accessories Used: clear embossing powder SU, heat gun, stickles, pink poinsettia shimmerz blingz
" I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks for stopping by on this amazing blog hop!! Have a blast hoppin'!!!
Till Later!!
next stop on your travels through the blog hop is JAN!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Hip Hop Hangover baby!!!

Hip Hop Hangover

Hello! Thanks for joining me today in my love of Unity. Today is Hip Hop hangover day, all of us Unity lovers post projects that we made for the HH challenges.

Here are mine

Stamps Used: Feb KOTM-Unity
Paper Used: pink pirouette SU, offbeat basicGrey
Ink Used: Basic Black SU
Accessories USed: Black ribbon

Stamps UseD: March KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: whisper white SU, kraft SU
Ink uSed: basic black, perfect plum, whisper white SU, versamark
Accessories Used: clear embossing powder SU, heat gun, brown ribbon
Hope you enjoyed your stay here! go to ANGELAS BLOG to see ALL the HHH participants!!
A little side note I left hip hop last night because I was swelling in my ankles and feet and so I went to the ER. They said because my heart isnt beating right because it is too fast the fluids were going to my legs and down. They ran some more tests and got ahold of a endocrinologist that gave me a temporary medication to lessen the hormones coming out of my thyroid. So I hope they work for now. Sorry I missed the rest of hip hop! thanks for sticking with me through this journey!
Dont forget massive World record blog hop for Unity!!!!!! tomorrow!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Unity Addicts Wednesday!

Its wednesday!! Unity addicts wednesday! This week the challenge is to use turquoise, pink, orange and brown! whew!

Here is my card. I used Unity's march KOTM. I stamped the candy in baja breeze, pink pirouette, and pumpkin pie and in versamark and the embossed with clear embossing powder, sentiment is in chocolate chip and versamark and also embossed. Just a simple CAS card, I have been loving these cards with just white cs!
Stamps Used: March KOTM-Unity
Paper Used: Whisper white SU
Ink Used: pink pirouette, baja breeze, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie SU, versamark
Accessories Used: Clear embossing powder SU, heat gun
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thanks for the support through this last week!

Hi All!
My doctor confirmed my fears, I do have hyperthyroidism. My thyroid is over active. My symptoms have not been relieved yet and I am waiting for an appointment with a specialist in endocrinology. I appreciate SO much all the well wishes and hugs! I know I will get better and get over these tough times. I dont like taking meds but I know these will help me feel better day to day, because right now I feel horrible.
I will keep updating everyone, thanks for following me on this journey.

Dont forget Unity World record blog hop! March 28th! Click the box on the right to sign up if you have Unity stamps! I cant wait to see everyones projects!

Also Awesome news, I am a VSN Showgirl!! Check it out here, I will host a challenge May15th or 16th! I have been racking my brain for ideas, I have a few so far and need to make them Vegas style! What happens at VSN stays at VSN!!! Woo Hoo! I cant wait, there is a mini vsn March 28th hosted by our wonderful Coordinators!! many Unity lovers involved, I bet you will see TONS of Unity projects!! Mine included!!

Till Later!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hurry get your Unity quick!

Sorry I have been MIA again, I went to the doctor friday and I have a swollen thyroid, I have been suffering from shakes, headaches, stomach issues and the last couple weeks I have had a steady heart beat over 110 beats a minute. I dont have the test results back yet and I have been scouring the internet for some answers and the symptoms fit Graves disease... I am hoping deep down that all the syptoms are unrelated and it is just an infection or something. I will call the dr tomorrow for the results and probably head right back to the dr. Any movement makes me out of breathe and my heart to race faster.

Heres some fun stuff though, get your Unity, set right up! Click the link below and use this sale to get some Unity love!! Hurry Hurry, sale ends today!

Thanks for all the well wishes, cross your fingers too!
Big hugs back to you all!!
Till Later!

Friday, March 20, 2009

HHH and my last day of Growing in Unity week!

A little Easter egg day here, I made 2 easter cards using the challenges Jeanne posted for Hip Hop thursday!

Here are my cards!

Stamps Used: Polka dot egg, march KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: pink pirouette SU, bittersweet dp basicgrey
Ink Used: rose romance, kiwi kiss, basic black SU
Accessories Used: rhinestones

stamps Used: polka dot egg, egg, feb and jan KOTM-Unity
papers used:blue, pink pirouette, blue SU
ink used: basic black SU
accessories used: stickles, copics, rhinestones
Thanks for coming by this week and always, I appreciate the kind comments!

I am off to the doctors this morning, i have been having headaches, shakes for days all day, stomach issues all of a sudden this last week, so hopefully I can get to the bottom of it and find out a way to fix it! send happy thoughts my way it isnt anything serious! Thanks!
Till Later!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Growing In Unity Winner!!!

True Random Number Generator Min: 1 Max: 91 Result: 75 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner is DE!!! Congrats De! Email for your choice of Unity single!!

de said...
Beautiful! I think the Live Simply is my favorite. Love what you did with it and the sentiment is so beautiful!
March 19, 2009 5:46 AM

Thanks for everyone stopping by!!
Till Later!

Growing in Unity week!!! Day 4!!

Its hip Hop thursday!!! Day 4 of my Growing in Unity week!! Thursdays are the BEST day of the week for me!! I love Unity Hip Hop day!!! Prizes galore!!! I will post the winner tonight on Hip Hop thread for my growing in Unity week!!
10 am CST the blog hop starts HERE 11 am CST the chatting and fun starts HERE!! Join us!!
I made two cards. I used the Mar KOTM for both. This first card uses the partridge family of birds stamp and the flowers and the sentiment. I layered baja breeze onto Offbeat dp from basicGrey and my card base is Kraft!
Stamps Used: March KOTM-unity stamp co
Papers Used: Baja Breeze, Kraft SU, Offbeat basicgrey
Ink Used: Versamark, chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: Brown button basicGrey, hemp twine SU
My next card is another CAS card, clean and simple. I used the circle stamp from the March KOTM and inked in three different inks and then used clear EP and embossed them. The sentiment is also from the KOTM too.
Stamps Used: March KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Whisper white SU, pink pirouette SU
Ink Used: Rose Romance (retired), pink pirouette, chocolate chip SU, versamark
Accessories Used: Clear embossing powder SU, heat gun
I also made a tag using the goodies from the March KOTM from Cosmo Cricket! I just had to add this in to the post today! I made this for a relative who just had a baby, I will add this to the gift I am making!
Stamps Used: none
Papers used: Offbeat basicgrey, baja breeze SU
Ink Used: none
Accessories Used: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie rub ons
Thanks for stopping by today!! Dont forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a free Unity single stamp!! I will pick the winner tonight!
I will still be posting projects using Unity for the rest of the week too, so come back and see more Unity love!!
I am almost at 5,000 hits, that means BLOG CANDY SOON!!! Stay tuned!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Growing In Unity Week!!! Day 3!!!

Thanks so much to all of you who visit my blog, I have been loving all the kind and such nice comments!!
Here is day 3 of my growing in unity week! It has been so much fun creating Unity projects and cards every day!!! Todays theme is Clean and Simple, I wanted quick and easy but cute cards today.
My first card actually is my submission for Stamp It! challenge found HERE. I tried the stamp kissing technique, my ink is probably a bit too inky but I love this stamp. I dont know what set it is from, ANYONE KNOW? Thanks Jan for the trade!
Stamps Used: ?, simply said-Unity
papers Used: whisper white, baja breeze, chocolate chip SU, offbeat Basicgrey
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, baja breeze SU
Accessories Used: brown ribbon
Here are my clean and simple cards, I made these tonight and was in the quick and easy mode.
This card features the March Kit Of The Month, KOTM as we like to call it! 29$ including shipping gets you ALL these amazing stamps!! Perfect way to start out your Unity obession! 31 stamps total in this month's Kit!!! Gorgeous kit! I stamped the silhouette stamp in versamark and blue bayou ink and embossed with clear embossing powder (can you tell i just got my first jar of clear EP, I have been using it on every card almost). I used the thanks stamp from this kit also and same technique, embossed. Very CAS!
Stamps Used: Mar. KOTM-Unity
Papers used: Baja breeze, whisper white SU
Ink Used: blue bayou SU, versamark
Accessories Used: Clear EP SU, heat gun
My last card is also CAS and also uses the Mar KOTM! I used the tree stamp and stamped in chocolate chip ink and colored with some new copics. The sentiment says "sending you happy thoughts" Love the font!!! The sentiments in this KOTM rock!! I added a bit of twine for the pot.
Stamps Used: Mar KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Whisper white SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: Copics-B32 pale blue, BG10 cool shadow,RV42 salmon pink, hemp twine SU
Thanks so much for stopping by again, dont forget to leave a comment every post counts to the random drawing for a Unity single!!! Dont forget to Hip Hop with us tomorrow HERE at 11 am CST for a chance at ever MORE free Unity, prizes given away all day!! Go to Angela's blog at 10 am CST to start the ever amazing Unity Blog Hop!!
Have a wonderful day!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Growing In Unity Week!!! Day 2!!

Well step right up my friends to the pub and have a green beer on me!! It's St. Patty's Day!!! Woo Hoo, to all my fellow Irish friends and not Irish friends Top O' the mornin to ya!
In recognition of this glorious day I used Green, I have a card to share and a small box to fill with good 'ol lucky charms for my day 2 post!!

My card features Argyle heart from Unity stamped in garden green on kraft cs and embossed with clear embossing powder over all the hearts. The "enjoy" sentiment fit to me with the theme of St. Patty's day, Drinking! I stamped in basic black and also embossed. I layered this panel onto 7 gypsies dp and then onto whisper white cs. I added BasicGrey brads in all four corners and the middle. I love this technique, Joanne is the only person I have seen do this and I loved it right away!! Thanks Joanne again for the inspiration!

Stamps Used: "Enjoy" Feb KOTM, Argyle heart-Unity Stamp co!!
Papers Used: Kraft, whisper white SU, 7 gypsies dp
Ink Used: Garden green, basic black SU, versamark
Accessories Used: Clear embossing powder SU, heat gun, basicgrey brads

Next up is a little box, I used the Origami fold technique for making the bottom and top of this box. I used Basicgrey cupcake dp for the bottom and 7 gypsies dp for the top of the box. I stamped "happy birthday" in riding hood red ink from the awesome new set birthday chic, I love this set!! The present is also from this set and I embossed with clear embossing powder. I added a gold clip and some riding hood red ribbon. You could fill this with all sorts of goodies!
Stamps Used: Birthday Chic-Unity Stamp Co!!!
Papers Used: 7 gypsies dp, basicgrey cupcake dp
Ink Used: Riding hood red SU, versamark
Accessories Used: riding hood red ribbon, clear embossing powder SU, heat gun, gold clip
Thanks so much for following me this week through my journey of posting Unity every day!! Dont forget to leave a comment every day for a chance to win a Unity single!!
Till Later!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

My Growing in Unity Week!!!! Day 1!!

I am sooo excited it is MY turn for the Growing in Unity week showcasing the awesomeness of Unity Stamp company!!!
The most creative girls came up with this funky idea for all of us Unity lovers to showcase our love for Unity on our blogs, this spread like wildfire and we all jumped on board, we are still going strong all through June now, this started in dec!! There are A LOT of Unity lovers out there!! YOU will be too once you try them, if you have never tried Unity stamps before!!

and Dear sweet Angela the owner of Unity stamp co has graciously offered a free stamp single for blog candy giveaway every week of Growing in Unity!! Isnt she the best!! So leave a comment every day this week on my posts I am hosting Growing in Unity and on thursday HIP HOP day I will choose by random a winner of this single and announce the winner! WOO HOO!!

Super fun!
My first day project is a 2009/2010 calendar, just a small one like the ones you would throw in your purse. I took the whole thing out and layered chocolate chip cs and MME dp. I added some fun things, rhinestones, buttons and dont forget Angela's stamp set SHE created!!! This is the time! Lovely Karen kindly gave me the mini set, I love it!! Thanks again!

and here it is!!!

Stamps Used: Unity Stamp co!!
Papers Used: Chocolate chip cs SU, My Minds Eye dp
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, basic black SU
Accessories Used: rhinestones, buttons BasicGrey, twine SU
Hope you have enjoyed day one, SO many possibilities with Unity stamps!
Thanks SO much for stopping by, remember to stop by every day this week and leave a comment to be entered into the blog candy giveaway for a free unity single!
Till Later!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hip Hop and then comes the hangover!!!

Good morning!! Hip hop hangover day here, and Friday the 13th Ooooooooo Scary!
I only had a chance to one hip hop challenge card :( it was a hectic day but I am soooo glad I got to hip hop and visit with the greatest gals ever!!
This card was for the tag challenge. I used clear embossing powder to make the jars seem real! Cool I think!

Stamps Used: Rows of Yummies, Feb KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: cupcake dp BasicGrey, pink pirouette SU
Ink Used: sharpie markers, basic black SU, versamark
Accessories USed: Clear embossing powder, pink pirouette ribbon SU

And as Usual for hip hop I had my Robert Pattinson/edward avatar for the day! Here was my picture, go out and get GQ magazine, more yummy pics inside!

Dont forget, Monday the 16th begins my Growing In Unity week. I will have Unity projects all week (ummm like I dont already but they will be extra special!) and thursday pick a winner from all the comments! See you then!
Thanks for stopping by! Go to Angelas blog to see the complete HHH list of blogs!
Till Later!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hip Hop ....and you dont stop!!! Unity Addicts challenge card also

Woo Hoo its Thursday!!!! Hip Hop thursday!!!! Come on down!! Join us HERE at 11 AM for hip hop thursday for Unity Stamps!!!! I am going to hip hop as much as I can today!

10 AM start the Unity blog hop HERE, gorgeous creations from in my opinion the most talented DT in the whole stamping community!!!! :) I have seen so many lovely ladies posting thursday posts today I had to join the fun and spread the Unity love!!

Yesterday was Wednesday Unity Addicts challenge #27! The challenge was to use green in honor of st. pattys day!!

I used my alpha set from Unity for the first time to stamp Im irish! The Kiss me is from the Jan KOTM! Cute huh?

Stamps Used: Jan KOTM, Just my type alpha set-Unity
Papers Used: mellow moss dp, whisper white SU
Ink Used: mellow Moss SU, versamark
Accessories Used: gold clip, mellow moss ribbon, clear embossing powder for star SU
Hope to see you at Hip Hop!!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Twilight Tuesday #22

Hi all!! Twilight Tuesday is here once again!! Number 22! rebecca gave us the challenge today and it is all about Bella's birthday party, you know the one where Jasper almost ate her? :) Good fun! I love Stephenie meyer's descriptive explanation of Alice's decorations! I love pink!!

"We were pulling up to the house now. Bright light shined from every window on the first two floors. A long line of glowing Japanese lanterns hung from the porch eaves, reflecting a soft radiance on the huge cedars that surrounded the house. Big bowls of flowers - pink roses - lined the wide stairs up to the front doors.
They were all waiting in the huge white living room; when I walked through the door, they greeted me with a loud chorus of "Happy Birthday, Bella!" while I blushed and looked down. Alice, I assumed, had covered every flat surface with pink candles and dozens of crystal bowls filled with hundreds of roses. There was a table with a white cloth draped over it next to Edward's grand piano, holding a pink birthday cake, more roses, a stack of glass plates and a small pile of silver-wrapped presents.
It was a hundred times worse than I'd imagined." New Moon Stephenie Meyer

Here is the challenge straight from Rebecca, "New Moon opens with Bella's 18th birthday and Alice is in full party mode. Most people dread turning 30 or 40, but Bella dreaded turning 18 - mostly since that meant she was "older" than Edward. For the Cullens, they were excited - the last birthday they had ever "celebrated" was Emmett's many decades earlier.
This week's challenge is to create a birthday themed item - you're welcome to draw inspiration from the party or just go with "birthday"."

Go to Twilight Tuesday and check out the amazing inspiration!! Thanks rebecca for an awesome challenge!!

My card is pink and silver (thanks for the dp Margie!) and I used rhinestones for the crystal flower holders and my sentiment says "Endings&beginnings cherish every moment". For bella to me it seemed very much the ending of her mortal life, she was already in the plans to make her life immortal and join edward forever, and the beginning of a new wonderful life. Her birthday ended in disaster that night and in turn caused Edward to leave (New moon was a hard book to get through the first time) but this horrible time helped Edward to fight his urges to eat Bella!
Here it is...

Stamps Used: Feb KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: silver dp from Twilight tuesday winnings, pink pirouette, whisper white SU
Ink Used: Basic Black SU, versamark
Accessories Used: Michaels rhinestones, pink pirouette ribbon, clear embossing powder SU

And here is my nephew who has been keeping me on my toes!! Isnt he a cutie!! This is us chillin while his momma is having a much deserved break!!

Thanks for checking out my blog!
Till Later!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

HHH...I'm back this week!!

I got to hip hop today a bit and actually made cards for the challenges today!! YAY me!!
Angela has some great specials again today and Tanis created a Gorgeous new stamp set for Unity!!

Go check it out!!
Here is my wednesday Unity addicts challenge make a card for Sherry who lost her mother this week...Hugs my friend!

Stamps Used: Bubblegum tree, simply said-Unity Stamp co.
Papers Used: Pink Pirouette, chocolate chip SU, Offbeat BasicGrey
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, pink pirouette SU
Accessories Used: Buttons, aquabrush, shimmerz blingz pink poinsettia

Hip Hop challenge make a card that would make a friend smile

Stamps Used: Hullaballo, Jan KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Whisper white, chocolate chip, baja breeze SU, offbeat BasicGrey
Ink Used: Riding hood red, basic black SU

Here is my Hip Hop challenge make a red and pink non valentine card
Stamps Used: Jan KOTM, Feb KOTM, cherish-Unity
Papers Used:pink pirouette, riding hood red SU
Ink used: Riding hood red, pink pirouette, whisper white SU
Head over to Angelas blog and see the huge list of ladies who participate for Hip hop hangover!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration challenge #21

Happy Tuesday....Oops It isnt tuesday anymore is it?! :)
Yay its March and that means new Twilight Tuesday challenges!!
I love all the gals over there! I won the prize for Feb challenges so I am so excited! YOU could win it next time! Play along with all the challenges in March and get your name in the hat!

This week Margie picked the Inspiration challenge and it is Renee!

Comment Portion: What do you care most about the “Mommy(s)” in your life (Moms, Sisters, Daughters, etc.) and/or do you have a similar relationship to someone like Bella and her Mom’s relationship?
I always wished I had a closer relationship with my mother, i hope to be a fun, hip mom when my girls get bigger! I love how renee and bella share things a bit and seem to be closer in age than reality. I can see bellas view from being the one in charge, being myself a much older sibling I have a protective stance on my siblings and want to take care of them whenever I can.

Craft Portion: Create a Twilight project dedicate to “The Mom” in your life!

I created this card because the girls night out seems like something that might have happened alot before bella moved to Forks. Renee seems fun and someone who likes to party, but a good party that bella could have fun at too!

Stamps used: Jan KOTM-Unity Stamp Co
Papers Used: Chocolate chip, whisper white, tangerine tango, baja breeze SU
Ink Used: Versamark
Accessories Used: Rub ons K&Co
Thanks for stopping by!!
Go Visit twilight tuesday and play along!! I know YOU love twilight too!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday Mojo#76...

Good Morning!
It has been forever since making a card! Goodness!
Well I had some time last night to myself and needed some crafting time!

I played along with the Monday Mojo challenge this week, sorry still no verve stamps but of course used my trusty Unity stamps!

I love the color combo I used, Chocolate chip, baja breeze and whisper white, so Yummy! I only have 9 cardstock colors and most of the colors I have go well with each other...I need more colors!! :)

Here is my card...

Stamps Used: This is the time mini set-Unity (Thanks Karen!!)
Papers Used: Whisper White, Baja breeze, chocolate chip SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, whisper white SU
Accessories Used: Button, ribbon and brads-BasicGrey
Thanks for looking!
Till Later!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

VSN cards.2 and an awesome award!

Happy March 1st!! Hoping everyone's month is a great one, Spring is coming, flowers blooming, the snow melting, warm weather winds, new beginnings!
I competely forgot to post my final VSN cards...
FEB09VSNN... create a card using things that start with L
Stamps Used: Pixie Lane, Jan KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Eva BasicGrey, Kraft SU
Ink Used: Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lavender, perfect plum SU
Accessories Used: Lace, aquabrush, lavender stickles
FEB09VSNO...Make a Joy Fold card
Stamps Used: Love and Meaning-Unity
Papers Used: Cupcake BasicGrey, riding hood red SU
Ink Used: Riding hood red SU
Accessories Used: Riding hood red ribbon SU, sticker K&Co
FEB09VSNP...Make a card a guy would give a girl and use Navy, Kraft and Cream colors
I was excited to see Miss Angela Magnuson herself commented on this card!!
Stamps Used: Feb KOTM
Papers Used: 7 gypsies dp, Kraft, navy SU, kraft dp SU
Ink USed: Not Quite Navy SU
Accessories Used: Brads BasicGrey
FEB09VSNQ...Ode to Jimmi no red, no pink, no hearts
Stamps Used: Feb KOTM, Jan KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: 7 gypsies dp, Kraft SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: brown grosgrain ribbon
FEB09VSNR...Use feathers on a card
Stamps Used: Jan KOTM-Unity
Papers Used: Eva BasicGrey, pink pirouette SU
Ink Used: Pink pirouette, rose romance, chocolate chip SU
Accessories Used: Pink pirouette ribbon SU, fibers
FEB09VSNS...Make something heart shaped
Stamps Used: Simply said-Unity
Papers Used: My minds eye dp, whisper white, riding hood red SU
Ink Used: Riding hood red SU
Accessories Used: Huge flower, brown button, twine SU, brad BasicGrey, Cricut, plantin schoolbook cartridge for heart

I also got an awesome award from Emily!! Thanks chicka!! Sorry it took me so long to post this!! So sweet!
I will nominate five blogs!
Grab this award and link back to me and spread the love!!
and last but not least my favorite customer service gal of ALL time is Eryn!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!