Thursday, April 30, 2009
Be sure to check out the tutorial I did for creating this SUPER easy card with some of the MAY KOM images.
Here is a peek at the inside:
Unity May Kit OF the Month
Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday patterned paper
Stampin Up slit punch to make the scallop & a 1/4" circle punch
Classic Oval Nestabilities to make the pierced frame
Pink Passion & Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
Memento tuxedo black ink
Papertrey Ink cardstock and ribbon
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Stamps: May Kit Of the Month
Paper: Wisteria pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: gold pen, PTI ribbon, basicgrey buttons, gem
I am hosting today's Celebration Challenge. Ready to be inspired by some yummy cakes? Head on over to SCS to check it out! I would love for you to play along! :) Remember that playing gets you one step closer to possibly winning the KIT OF THE MONTH for a YEAR!!!
Here is my sample. I was inspired by the Pink Filigree Cake.
Stamp: Feel the Joy
Ink: regal rose
Accessories: Michaels ribbon, prima trim, stickles
Stamps: Bless This Next
Paper: Everafter pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: PTI ribbon, janome sew mini, copic marker, black gem stickers
Stamps: Everyday Sayings, Le Jardin
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: basicgrey brads, copic markers, nestabilities, PTI ribbon, fiskars scissors
Stamps: Sweets & Treats
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento, real red
Accessories: PTI ribbon, nestabilities
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here is another peek at the May KOM. :) CUTE!!
Stamps: May KOM
Paper: PTI cardstock, Lime Rickey pp
Accessories: PTI ribbon, copic marker, signo white gel pen
Christi is posting today's Unity Celebration Challenge. She is focusing on FIRST.
1. the project MUST include Unity stamps since we are celebrating Unity's FIRST birthday. (NO OTHER STAMP COMPANY's STAMPS!)
2. F is for flowers...include some sort of flower or flower image in the project
3. I is for insect...think butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, etc...
4. R is for ribbon
5. S is for scallops.
6. T is for turquoise or teal so you must include one of these two colors in the project.
Stamps: You + Me = Happy
Paper: SU tempting turquoise cardstock, urban prairie pp
Accessories: Basic grey brads, PTI ribbon, basic grey buttons, twine, copic markers, janome sew mini, black copic multiliner
Stamps: Spring Fling by Pink Paislee
Paper: Beloved & Graceful pp by Pink Paislee,
Accessories: nestabilities, Pink Paislee captivating brads, white signo gel pen, Beautiful You Cosmo Cricket rubons, copic marker
Don't forget to check out the other DT girls!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Stamps: Birdie Inspiration
Paper: Sassafras Lass pp, PTI Kraft
Ink: memento tuxedo black, SU ruby red, broken china distress ink
Accessories: SU circle punches & slit punch, may arts ribbon
Some of the dt members are also showing peeks at of the MAY Kit of the Month! It is FABULOUS! You are gonna love it! :)
Stamps: May Kit of the Month
Paper: PTI cardstock, Porcelain pp
Accessories: porcelain chipboard sticker, PTI ribbon
Look forward to seeing you partying on SCS and My Unity Place! :)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Unity Stamp Company is sponsoring this week's sketch on Card Patterns. Play along and you could win Tiny Trinity. :)
Stamps: April Kit of the Month- fresh beginnings
Paper: Lime Rickey pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: SU circle & scallop punch, copic markers, lime rickey glazed brads, PTI ribbon
Remember that next week is full of Unity FUN! A week of prizes, challenges, games, and more. We are celebrating Unity Stamp Company's 1st Birthday! :)
Don't forget to enter the MONSTER GIVEAWAY below by Sunday, April 26 at midnight MST so you could have a chance at winning a Cricut Expression, YourStory Laminator/Binder, or a Yudu Screen-Printing Machine. Also, remember that if you post a comment on the other 11 blogs you have more chances of winning!! :)
Friday, April 24, 2009
225 Cards & Gifts! 225? Amazing!! I can't wait to get my hands on this issue. The cover itself is inspiring and yummy! Don't you love the color combo?
Handmade gifts are priceless and I am always on the lookout for new ideas. :)
Speaking of gifts, a student in my night class just had a baby boy. He is SO CUTE!
I used the Bungle Jungle line from Sassafras Lass to make a gift set for her. Do you recognize the color combo? ;-)
The card is a gift cardholder. All you have to do is pull the ribbon and the gift card slides right out from behind the monkey.
I just love how this little box came out. Check out those handles! They were made from stickers.
I made a set of quick cards for her too. They coordinate with the other items and could easily be used as 'Thank You' cards.
You are not going to believe this but you have 12 chances to win one of these: Cricut Expression, YourStory Laminator/Binder, or a Yudu Screen-Printing Machine. Amazing, isn't it?
So what do you have to do? It is easy....just comment on 12 blogs. The winners will be announced on both the Moxie Fab World & PC Connection blogs on Tuesday, April 28th.
Here are the other 11 blogs:
There is also a special promotion on April 25th for the release... every order will also receive a free pack of the French Floral papers. No code required, it will be added automatically. Remember.........it's for Saturday ONLY!
So here are the peeks..................
Sweets & Treats is YUMMY!
In the Parlor
And lastly..........the perfect sentiment for Supergirl!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
My first Unity stamp was the March KOTM, I've signed up and I'm smitten. love all the inspiration you give to us Maren. Thanks again
April 23, 2009 11:30 AM
Congrats! It was so fun reading about your first Unity stamps! My first kits were Butterfly Beauty, Giggle Grove & Gratitude=Joy. :) I can't believe it was almost a year ago. :) These kits have been well loved. :)
This first card (a personal invitation for YOU) uses Confetti Cupcake. You are NOW OFFICIALLY invited to the FESTIVITIES next week!
Don't you love this new single? Love Is Everything
Here is some Birdie Inspiration. ;-)
You have reached the end of the Unity Blog Hop. Be sure to leave a comment telling me what your first Unity stamp was OR what it will be. :) One lucky (randomly chosen) winner will win the Birdie Inspiration kit! :) You need to post BY 10 PST.
Everyday Sayings is a great set with the perfect sentiments for everyday! I paired it with some Everafter pp and the Damask set.
Chillin' & Grillin' is the perfect set for BBQ invites! :)
There are also 2 new singles for making cards for those well-loved dads! :)
Father Saying single
This card also uses the Superhero single.
Happy Father's Day single
Those 3 little aliens represent my 3 guys. :) They come from the Out of This World set.
I just adore this little Lifesaver single!
Remember to come back tomorrow for some more peeks! :)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Now............let the celebration continue!!! :) Today on the Moxie Fab World blog, Cath is showing off some fabulous creations from the top 5 contributors of 225 Cards & Gifts! Head on over to Moxi Fab and leave a comment for an opportunity to win 5 projects published in the issue.
I am one of the lucky contributors. :)
Here are the other amazing gals:
Remember to keep tabs on the celebration activities on the Paper Crafts Connection. Lots of giveaways and fun there too!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Stamps: So Much Love
Paper: Pink Paislee pp (fast track & close to the loop), PTI cardstock
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Basicgrey glazed brad
Ready to be inspired?? Check out the other DT girls!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab World are celebrating the release of 225 Cards & Gifts. It goes on sale April 28th! Lots of fun ALL week long! :)
Today's Monday Challenge is to use woodland creatures. I picked a couple images from the Unity Stamp Company's February Kit of the Month: Endings & Beginnings and paired it with some Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy.
Be sure to check out these woodland creatures: AJ, Amber, Brooke, Jeanne, Jennifer & Jimmi :)
Don't forget that this is the last day for the Jacksonbelle Embellishements Sale!! 25% off store wide!
The Lizzie Anne Designs spring release is this Friday! We will be posting peeks starting Wednesday. You could win a free stamp set by playing along with the peek Game HERE!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Busy day here.........soccer games, yard work& family time! Maybe we will get another gorgeous spring day. :)
This card was super simple! I used some Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy paper and a journal element for the sentiment. I recently purchased some yummy ribbon from Sharon at No Time To Stamp. Love it!!! :)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Meet my mother, Rose! Isn't she beautiful? She has a youthful and giving spirit too! I am SO lucky! ;-)
The following cards were inspired by my mom. This first one uses her favorite colors, blue & purple.
Paper: Storytime pp (Pixie Dust, Jumping Joan, Tick Tock & Jack Sprat) by Cosmo Cricket, PTI cardstock
Ink: versa mark watermark
Accessories: 7 Gypsies peral ring dangle, PTI ribbon, Comotion Pearl Embossing Powder
Love Ewe captures a mother's love, doesn't it? Such an adorable image! The image is actually stamped on the inside of the card.
Stamps: Love Ewe
Paper: Chemistry pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Chemistry Buttons & More Fashion, Heidi Swapp lg. white brad, PTI ribbon, white gel pen, copic markers
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Stamps: Tutti Fruity
Ink: memento, SU certainly celery & regal rose
Paper: Pink Paislee pp & PTI cardstock
Accessories: SU ribbon, Me & My Big Ideas bling
Ready to be inspired?? Check out the other DT girls!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Today's Monday Challenge was mini cards. I decided to make a trio of 3x6 cards. These were super simple and used the Marrakech line from Basicgrey.
Be sure to check out these mini creations: AJ, Amber, Brooke, Jeanne, Jennifer & Jimmi
Thursday, April 9, 2009
There is also a FANTASTIC new release: He Who Plants a Tree...............perfect for the up & coming Earth Day! :-)
Here is a different look at Eco Chic. :-)
Some fun with Floral Fantastical.
Mix Up of Cuteness is one of my all time FAVORITE kits.
Could owls get any cuter than those in Owl Always Love You?
Now hop on over to the ONE AND ONLY.....the FABULOUS...........