Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Bit of Enabling.....

Unity Stamp Company is having an end of the month sale.
What does that mean?
25% off your total order!
Starting at 9 CST Tuesday ending at MIDNIGHT CST September 30, 2008.
(handles excluded)
Orders over $100.00 get a FREE {a} Handle!
{cannot be used with other coupon offers}


Want some COSMO goodies???
Be sure to check out some Cosmo Cricket goodies, at the Miss Paper Jane Fall sale. This is the LAST day!!

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

So tomorrow is the final day for the Jacksonbelle Embellishments Inkadinkado Sketch Challenge. Be sure to email your creations to Lynda at lynda.benden@gmail.com. All the sketches and details are HERE. Remember you could WIN BIG!
So this week, while you all are finishing up the sketches, we had an 'Anything Goes' challenge. I reached for some Cosmo stuff, big surprise there!! :-)
JB not only has the Haunted line of paper but also carries the Haunted stamp set! :-) FUN STUFF!! I made a little 5 1/2 " x 3" card today....isn't it cute....I mean...SCARY?? ;-)
Stamps: Haunted (Cosmo Cricket)
Paper: SU! basic gray and pumpkin pie, Haunted printed paper by Cosmo Cricket
Ink: versa mark
Accessories: white embossing powder by Stamp N Stuff, May Arts satin ribbon, nestabilities

Don't forget to check out the other DT's fabulous creations:

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mr. Campy Mini Album

We had a little scrapping get together on Friday night. Max got to play with some of his friends while us mom's scrapped the night away! I finally started my Glacier mini album. Between soccer games yesterday, I finished it up! I am so happy to have it done! It is almost exclusively products from the Mr. Campy line: ribbon, printed paper, rub-ons, stickers, journal tags, strip tease, blackboard shapes. I used the Ethan Blackboard album.
Stamps: Mr. Campy
Paper: Mr. Campy
Ink: brilliance
Accessories: Mr. Campy rub-ons, ribbon, blackboard shapes, adhesive die-cuts, journal tags, strip tease, stickers, Creative Memories corner rounder, 1/2" circle punch, American Crafts minimarks alpha rub-ons, Making Memories felt alpha stickers

In some other news, looks like Calvin will be in another cast! I can't believe it! My dh took him up to visit Nana for the weekend and called last night after returning from the hospital. My poor little guy! He has a break on his tibia and fibula. They are on there way home right now....can't wait to hold my little one......so sad. This will be his second cast in less than a year. My older boys have NEVER broken a bone. Jordan, the eldest, does have 2 sets of stitches and Max has had a tick and was hospitalized for dehydration when he had a major flu bug...but.....is this normal? I just feel so horrible AND I wasn't even there to help him.....:-(

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday: Unity Stamp Company

Thursdays never come fast enough these days! So have you seen the deals over on Angela's blog? Check them out HERE. New singles & new kits!! It doesn't get any better!
So here are my hip hop cards:

These first 3 use the Kit of the Month: Friendship. Love. Miracles. It is adorable and SO diverse!
Love Miracles Recipe:
Stamps: friendship. love. miracles
Paper: dutch girl dp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento, real red
Accessories: copics, PTI ribbon, icons, nestabilities

Marilyn Monroe Twinkle Recipe:
Stamps: friendship. love. miracles
Paper: halfway cafe dp, creamy caramel
Ink: memento, blue bayou
Accessories: rhinestone stickers, rhinestone sticker swirl, Target ribbon, sewing machine

This card uses the sketch challenge from SCS.
Friend's House Recipe:
Stamps: friendship. love. miracles
Paper: Wonderland dp, basic gray, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento
Accessories: prima, hardware, SU! ribbon, copics

Isn't this little bunny adorable? I flocked him and added a little heart ghost sticker to his tail. So cute!
Some Bunny Loves Recipe:
Stamps: easter blessings
Paper: story time dp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento
Accessories: fun flock, PTI ribbon, heart sticker

Yummy cupcake, anyone?
Cupcake Recipe:
Stamps: confetti birthday
Paper: honey pie dp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento
Accessories: dazzling diamonds, stickles, PTI ribbon, slit punch

It is never too early for Christmas, right?
Believe, Believe, Believe Recipe:
Stamps: Simply Be Merry
Ink: memento
Paper: Be Good dp, PTI kraft
Accessories: may arts ribbon, pretties kit, 1/2" circle punch, sewing machine, slit punch

Don't forget to check out the Hip Hop thread on SCS for some chatting and LOTS of opportunities to WIN Unity stamps!
Now, hop on over to SARAH.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Check THIS OUT.....

Steals and Deals

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Inkadinkado Sketch

Can you believe this is week 4 of the Inkadinkado challenge?
I sure hope that you have been playing so you have a shot at the $50 gift card to Jacksonbelle Embellishments! If you haven't, you still have time!! You can do any of the four sketches or ALL four! Here are the other sketches: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3. Just be sure to email your cards to Lynda (lynda.benden@gmail.com) by Wednesday, September 29th (midnight EST).

If you are uploading to SCS for this one, please use the keywords: JBE021

This week's sketch has endless possibilties! I combined it with the color challenge over at SCS.
Stamps: birthday cupcakes
Ink: memento
Paper: PTI cardstock
Accessories: cuttlebug folder, nestabilties, ribbon, stickles

Don't forget to check out the other dt gals for some inspiration!!
  • Amber
  • Beth
  • Broni
  • Dee
  • Rachel
  • Kisa
  • Lila
  • Lynda
  • Elizebeth
  • Lindsey
  • Monday, September 22, 2008

    Monday is Sew Challenging....

    At least this one is!! This post is about 3 hours late...sorry! I woke up early to get it posted to find my middle guy getting sick! He is finally sleeping right now.....I just hate it when I can't make them feel better. So here is my sewing challenge for Monday. I might need to work a bit more on sewing letters!! :-) Don't forget to check out those other Monday Challenge peeps: AJ, Amber and Jennifer
    Stamps: mix up of cuteness
    Paper: creamy caramel, cupcake dp, PTI white
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: scallop & circle punch, trim, sewing machine, icons, copics

    Sunday, September 21, 2008

    Blog Candy Winner

    I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend. Sorry that I didn't post....busy with other things. I do have lots of cards to share with you this week to make up for it! Thank you to all of the wonderful posts for the blog candy. Are you ready for the winner??

    Random Integer Generator

    Here are your random numbers:


    Timestamp: 2008-09-22 04:30:23 UTC

    The 47th post was Irene:

    Anonymous Irene said...

    Happy anniversary. what a drooling blog candy you have there.

    September 16, 2008 7:56 PM

    Irene, if you could please email me with your snail mail I will get this package of goodies to you ASAP! :-) maren@zanynotcrazy.com

    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    Hip Hop Thursday

    Ready for another Hip Hop? Did you see all the Unity deals HERE? Fantastic!!

    This first one is for yesterday's sketch challenge and today's Way To Use it Challenge: silhouettes on SCS. The sentiment is from Unity's kit that is available TODAY, something within.
    Stamps: gratitude=joy, something within
    Ink: memento
    Paper: ambrosia dp (basicgrey), basic gray, PTI cardstock
    Accessories: american craft brads, offray ribbon

    This little card (4" square) is made from last week's new release, Trick or Treat Peeps. Isn't it too cute??
    Stamps: trick or treat peeps
    Paper: PTI cardstock, basic black
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: copics, sewing machine, offray ribbon, spica glitter pen

    Now Hop on over to my wonder twin, ROBYN...............

    Tuesday, September 16, 2008

    FALLing for You

    This card is for Kristina's Color Inspiration. Such a fun Fall palette!
    Stamps: Autumn Blessings & flirty flowers (Unity Stamp Company), alphabet (Hero Arts)
    Ink: pumpkin pie, so saffron, old olive, bravo burgundy, chocolate chip, versa mark
    Paper: pumpkin textured, chocolate chip, whisper white, so saffron, old olive, bravo burgundy
    Accessories: copics, may arts ribbon, nestabilities, slit punch, foam frames, white embossing powder, sewing machine

    Don't forget to check out my blogoversary post below!

    Blogoversary Monster Blog Candy!!

    Yep, it has been exactly 1 year!! Amazing how fast the year has gone by and what has developed from it! Well, in honor of all the support you all have given me this year, I have decided to offer up some blog candy. There is too much stuff to list so I took a picture............ribbon, stamps, paper, stickers, rubons, brads, chipboard....look at it all! Just leave a comment here by Sunday 9pm PST and a random winner will be announced Monday morning! Thank you for all allowing me to share a piece of me with you! :-)

    Jacksonbelle Inkadinkado Challenge Week #3

    Can you believe that it is the 3rd week of the Inkadinkado contest at Jacksonbelle Embellishments? Only 1 more week to go so get those Inkas inked up! This week's sketch is full of possibilities.

    Need a reminder of why you want to play? Click HERE.

    This week's sketch keyword: JBE020 (if posting to SCSers)

    I used today's color challenge and some retired SU dp for my card.

    Stamps: peppermint twist
    Paper: basic gray, always artichoke, real red, very vanilla, dashing dp
    Ink: basic gray, always artichoke
    Accessories: red icons, may arts red twill, christmas ornaments cuttlebug folder, nestabilities

    Now go and check out these fabulous creations:
  • Amber
  • Beth
  • Broni
  • Dee
  • Rachel
  • Kisa
  • Lila
  • Lynda
  • Elizebeth
  • Lindsey
  • Monday, September 15, 2008

    Be Merry Monday!

    Today's technique challenge on SCS called for a glittered up background. Glitter always makes me think of Christmas and Valentine's so I did my best to combine them!
    Stamps: simply be merry, distressed dots
    Ink: memento
    Paper: euphoria dp, PTI white
    Accessories: offray ribbon, heart rhinestones, pink rhinestone stickers, dazzling diamonds, heat & stick powder, copics, sewing machine, 2 way glitter pen, versa mark, nestabilties

    Just Thinking......

    It is Monday!! :-) Time to have a little challenge amongst friends. Today, we decided to make a 'thinking of you' card in honor of AJ's absence. She is off having fun in some place where 'dreams come true'. I also need to shout out to my friend, Jennifer! She is now dirty!!! No big surprise, right?
    Don't forget to check out the other Monday Challenge peeps.....
    This one was SUPER DUPER quick. Cut, score, rub-on, tie and glue on some buttons (again, in honor of AJ)! Have a fabulous DAY!

    Paper: Get Happy (Cosmo Cricket), PTI cardstock
    Accessories: get happy rub-ons, get happy ribbon, buttons, circle punches

    Sunday, September 14, 2008

    Sketchy Sunday

    The boys are enjoying some football this afternoon so I was able to conquer some sketch challenges.

    This first one is for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge.
    Stamps: The Landing Pad (Cornish Heritage Farms)
    Paper: Tinkering Ink dp, PTI white
    Ink: memento, versa mark
    Accessories: offray ribbon, nestabilities, rhinestone stickers, white embossing powder, spica glitter pen

    Next, I used some October Afternoon stamps and paper for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.
    Stamps: detours
    Ink: old olive, close to cocoa
    Paper: october afternoon, PTI cardstock
    Accessories: nestabilities, PTI ribbon

    I used some of my Scarlet Lime kit embellishments and paper for Amy's Sketch.
    Stamps: travel (rubber soul)
    Ink: memento, real red
    Paper: scarlet lime paper, PTI cardstock
    Accessories: nestabilties, target ribbon, scarlet lime embellishments

    I paired some Cosmo Cricket paper with the My Favorite Things set for Cindy's MFT weekly sketch.
    Stamps: Shower Time
    Paper: hey sugar dp (Cosmo Cricket), PTI cardstock
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: PTI ribbon, nestabilites, sewing machine

    This week's Lizzie Anne Design sketch had a kissing twist.
    Stamps: garden isle
    Paper: PTI cardstock, scarlet limes dp
    Ink: memento, summer sun, garden gree
    Accessories: PTI ribbon, icons, nestabilities, copics

    I finally had time for last week's Mojo Monday sketch.
    Stamps: beautiful you
    Ink: memento
    Paper: october afternoon dp, PTI cardstock, basic black
    Accessories: PTI ribbon, martha stewart bridal flowers, icons, nestabilities, sewing machine

    Saturday, September 13, 2008

    Hello, Featured Stamper!

    The featured stamper over at SCS is Lazylizard, aka Liz. What a fun gallery! I picked her Santa Sweet Santa card to case. I changed the colors, paper, and stamps but kept the same fun layout.
    Stamps: eco chic, tiny trinity
    Paper: real red, PTI white, dutch girl
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: offray ribbon, rain dots

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    Early Inspiration

    Tomorrow's Inspirational Challenge on SCS was posted early.......yeah!! I haven't been home for a weekend in so long! So nice to be able to stamp a little and relax with the family. Tomorrow is actually quite filled up with soccer games and pictures......BUT...no traveling! :-)


    Stamps: sentiments o' simple (Unity Stamp Company)
    Ink: memento rich cocoa
    Paper: Gretel (Cosmo Cricket), PTI dark chocolate & white
    Accessories: We R Memory Keepers jumbo copper eyelets & hardware, May Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp felt flowers

    Thursday, September 11, 2008


    If you are coming for the Hip Hop SEE the Post HERE.

    This card was super quick! It is for the Hip Hop use 4 challenge and Kristina's Color Inspiration. Love the colors she picks each week! This week was soft sky, bravo burgundy, regal rose, rose red, and whisper white.

    Stamps: distressed dots, joy=gratitude (2 stamps), mix up of cuteness
    Ink: rose red, versa mark, bravo burgundy
    Paper: whisper white, soft sky, bravo burgundy, regal rose
    Accessories: berry sorbet ribbon (PTI), circle punches, white embossing powder

    Hip Hop Thursday

    Thursday has become my favorite day of the week! Time for another Hip Hop!! This week.....there is a NEW background and kit in addition to the fabulous singles and great deals. Be sure to check it all out on Angela's blog HERE. Amazing, right? Also, don't forget to head straight to the Hip Hop thread on SCS....winners ALL day long!! Who doesn't LOVE free rubber??

    Isn't the new kit ADORABLE?? For this first one, I used yesterday's sketch challenge on SCS. I was having some fun with my new October Afternoon paper from my Studio Calico kit!
    I Luv Being Witchy Recipe:
    Stamps: trick or treat peeps
    Paper: PTI cardstock, October Afternoon dp
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: copics, may arts ribbon, nestabilities, american craft brads, circle punches, sewing machine

    I made this treat box using a little business card box as a guide. It is 3.5 x 3.75 inches. It took some time figuring out how to make it but I am really happy with the final result.
    Trick or Treat Box Recipe: trick or treat peeps
    Paper: PTI cardstock, Brazzil cardstock, basicgrey dp, acetate
    Ink: stazon, memento
    Accessories: copics, spica pen, rhinestone ghosts, nestabilities, rhinestone stickers, circle punch

    Do you get this one?? I thought I was rather clever with this one...but it is really late.. :-)
    Nuts 4 U Recipe:
    Stamps: acorn (autumn blessings)
    Paper: Brazzil, October Afternoon dp
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: SU! ribbon, copics, thickers

    This newspaper print designer paper from October Afternoon is so fun!
    Inspired Butterfly Recipe:
    Stamps: alluring flight (butterfly beauty kit)
    Paper: Brazzil, October afternoon dp, tinkering ink dp
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: copics, PTI ribbon

    Okay....just one more!
    Best Friends Recipe:
    Stamps: best friends (best friends kit)
    Ink: so saffron, tempting turquoise, brilliant blue, old olive stampin write markers
    Paper: brazzil, october afternoon
    Accessories: heidi swap shapes, offray ribbon

    Now hop on over to Heather B to REALLY be inspired! She always amazes me!! :-)

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008

    Color Challenge Gone Wild

    Yep...I went a bit crazy with this one. I kept doing more and more and more until I finally had to stop!! Today's color challenge called for riding hood red, green galore, and basic gray. I don't have any of the new SU! In Colors so I substituted some designer paper that was a similar shade.
    I ran the vellum through the cuttlebut that was inked with green galore and then sewed it to the base with some red thread.
    Stamps: grateful elegance (Verve Visual)
    Paper: vellum, basic gray, green galore, PTI cardstock, spring fling dp (Pink Paislee)
    Ink: memento, green galore
    Accessories: SU twill, Heather Bailey patterned felt, nestabilities, cuttlebug folder, overlay, sewing machine, rhinestone stickers

    Jacksonbelle Embellishment's Inkadinkado Sketch #2

    Yep, it is Tuesday! Time for another JB challenge. Remember, you could win BIG if you play along.
    Here are the details:
    Every Tuesday this month we will be posting a sketch. The grand prize winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Jacksonbelle Embellishments. 2nd Place, $30.00 and 3rd place $15.00. There will be a goodie package going out to ALL winners!! If you decide to play each week just create a card based on all 4 sketches and your name will be entered into a random drawing and THAT person will also win a goodie bag!

    You have to use Inkadinkado Stamps (newer…from this Spring-until now) as well as use one of our sketches posted each Tuesday! You can enter as many times as you’d like.

    Following the last Tuesday’s challenge (Sept. 29th), you will have until Wednesday, Sept. 30th at midnight (EST) to get your cards in to Lynda (lynda.benden@gmail.com)! iIf you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask!

    Here is the second sketch of the challenge with the keyword: JBE019 (if posting to SCSers)

    Stamps: peppermint twist, tree full of birds
    Paper: PTI cardstock, Be Good Strip Tease, Be Good dp (Cosmo Cricket)
    Ink: memento
    Accessories: Be Good Die Cuts, nestabilities, offray ribbon, Me & My Big Ideas bling, sewing machine

    Now go and check out these fabulous creations:
  • Amber
  • Beth
  • Broni
  • Dee
  • Rachel
  • Kisa
  • Lila
  • Lynda
  • Elizebeth
  • Lindsey