Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Butterflies!

I am participating in the Fall CAS Dt search over at Splitcoast Stampers 
CAS stands for Clean and Simple,
now I know I am not usually a clean and simple kinda girl, 
I love lots of layers, patterned paper, buttons, lace, ect.  
but CAS is really popular right now, utilizing stamps and ink to create 
really stand out amazing cards so I'm going challenge myself to become better at 
this really cool style of card making.

for this card my team team and I were to create a monochromatic card,
 we chose white, brown and Kraft.  and we all used butterflies
I couldn't help myself and added a layer of patterned paper,
but over all the card was very quick and simple to make.

 Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll be sharing more CAS (and other cards soon!)

Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm back!!

It's been well over a year since I've posted to my blog 
(or done any crafting at all!) 
big changes have happened....
new job for hubby, new state, new home, new adventures.
But we are all settled in and I have been itching to get back into
stamping and crafting.

Today as I was blog hopping I came across Pretty Pink Posh 
 and saw that they are having a blog hop...
and I wanted to join along :)
 This hop is all about using your dies....

I have had this Papertrey Ink "Back To School"
set and matching "Back to School" dies since it was
 released last June... I hadn't even taken the plastic off...
the blog hop was the push I needed!

Here's a look at my card
I am so excited to be stamping again!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Selling LOTS of stamps!

Life is changing for me and it's time to
let go of some of my stamping goodies.
I have a huge list you can see here!

thank you!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Unity Thursday!

Are you loving all the Unity Stamp inspiration today!  
I know I look forward to every Thursday, seeing all the creative and unique ways to use Unity stamps...
 Love it!

and don't forget about the awesome sales that Unity has going on...
for example, buy one itty bitty get one for a penny!   yep $.01!
you can learn more about it on the Unity Blog
and by checking out the Unity FB page

for my cards today I used some of the awesome Feb. Kit of the Month.
 I really enjoy the variety of the kits.
the paper is some brand new, just revealed Authentique Paper

the seed packet was inked with Ranger Distress in Shabby Shutters, a nice soft green, then I inked Honey around the edges.  Love how it blends and gives a fun different look.

I went for a simple elegance on this wedding card.  
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today,
now it's time to hop on over to

Now hop on over to
Renee's blog

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 
I hope you all have a special day,
and know that I LOVE all of your visits and comments!

Today starts a new monthly Challenge at Unity Stamp Company.
(learn more here)
Each month we (Unity and the DT) will bring you a beautiful inspiration board, along with some fun sketches.
you can combine the two, or if you are just inspired by one or the other, that's ok too.  

Here's a look at the color board for Feb.
isnt' it AWESOME!!!!
and here's a card I made using the color board as inspiration
I also used the JAN. Kit of the Month...(needed a card for the hubs!)

and here's a look at the card sketch
(there will also be a layout sketch)
and here's a card I made using the FEB. Kit of the Month
isn't that typewriter fun!

Thank you so so much for stopping by today!
I appreciate all of you!
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity Gift certificate!
Now hop on over to my friend

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's with Unity Stamps

I hope you aren't tired of seeing Valentine's Day ideas...
I've been a little slow at getting my things finished, 
so you may be seeing lots of love stuff for a few more days :)
Unity's Feb. KOM is THE perfect set for all kinds of lovey ideas.
I adore this set!

I used Authentique's Lovely collection for both my cards today...a perfect match!
this stamp and matching sentiments is a favorite of mine

and this stamp just screams for the chalkboard techinique, I just had to try it!
I used Zing embossing powder and Distress Stain in Picket fence
 thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate each one of your visits!
and be sure to
 hop on over to
Renee's Blog 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

More new releases from Unity!

Happy Thursday my friends!
So many fun things are happening with Unity this month!
Tons of new stamp designs!
and a great sale too! 
 Be sure to check the website for all the new goodies!

For my first card today, I used the uber cool new
US stamp set designed by Pamela Young...(and you can get it free with a $60 purchase )

add some map paper and a totally cute CAS card
my next card today is a little bit of a vintage style..made with the KOM  

Be sure to check out the Unity website for some great deals and awesome new releases!!
and hop on over to 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Angela Hip Hop!

It's an exciting day for a Unity Stamp Company hip hop!
It's Angela's birthday.  If you didn't know, Angela and her husband Christian are the owners of Unity Stamp Company and are two really amazing and caring people! love them both!
In honor of Angela turning 40 all stamps are 40% off!  whoo hoo!
AND some really great new releases too!
Check out the Unity Website for more!

My first card is a new design by Angie Bloom,
it's a new line of "Angie's Girl" stamps and I think you are going to love them!
Isn't she great!  I had fun coloring with my copics on this one...haven't done that for a while!

My next two cards are from the Kit of the Month
I used the xoxo background from the Jan Kit of the month...thought it went perfectly
super CAS but I still like it :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog sure and visit AND comment on each blog in the hop today for your chance to win and $20 Unity gift certificate!
Now hop on over to 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last Hip Hop of 2012~

Can you believe how fast 2012 has gone!!
Such an eventful year at my house, but all is good :)

I have a couple of cards to share today using the Dec KOM
So many amazing images in this set! love them all.

Here's what I came up with for today

and this light bulb fun is that!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to check out the Unity website
 lost of sales and new stamps!!

Now hop on over to Renee's Blog,

 I'm sure she has something fabulous to share! (she ALWAYS does!!)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Welcome to your last stop on today's Susan K. Weckesser blog hop!
(regular Unity Hip Hop below!)

don't you just LOVE all the ideas on today's blog hop? 
 I adore Susan's designs so I jumped at the chance to play along!  also, 
I'm working on something today :)
Here are my projects for today.
My card features the adorable
probably my favorite snowman ever!
I love how they work together so well!

for my next project I used "One of a Kind Winter" 
 and added a little tag to a pair of those handy dandy gloves that only cost $1.00
a perfect inexpensive gift!

Here's a list for today's hop, there will be another one tomorrow!
and Unity is offering up a HUGE Susan. K stamp prize be sure to comment!

Erin Lee Schreiner:
Vicky Varvadouka: