Friday, November 28, 2008

Design Team Call & a Sale

Unity Stamp Company is accepting applications for a ROCK STAR Scrapbooking Design Team, to compliment its existing design team.

Using Unity product is encouraged, but not required.
Please email Angela a link to your blog and also TWO of your stellar layouts that best represent your style. Your name, address, and a small paragraph about yourself would be appreciated. Submissions should be directed to:
Due Date: December 20th, 2008

Mandatory Blog updated TWICE USING UNITY, of course, on a weekly basis.
8 projects per month loaded to your blog AND or TWO PEAS AND Splitcoast StampersWeekly participation in the SCS Scrapbook Challenge.
On your blog, a clear link to Unity Stamp Co. Blog and Website.
Include the list of Unity Stamp DT Members from you blog. Keeping it all full circle.
It is mandatory that any EXCITING UNITY NEWS (ie: Kit of the Month, New Releases, Hip Hop Thursday, NEW DT Members, Guest Designers are announced on each DT Members blog on the date of occurence.Extra project requests from Unity will be made of the ROCK STARS.
Unity may need projects done on a timely matter. ( ie: idea tag samples, or other special projects for expos, CHA, Special BOARDS for Stores, etc.) .
REQUIRED Monthly Submission into magazines 6 month term renewable upon request/review.

Benefits: To be given per request.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jacksonbelle Embellishments SALE!

Celebrate Thanksgiving shopping without the lines.................Jacksonbelle Embellishments is offering 20% off your entire order through Monday! Just use the code: THANK08

Unity Hip Hopping on Wednesday!

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US, Unity is celebrating Hip Hop a day early! And boy, is there a celebration going on!! Adorable NEW RELEASES...20% off PURCHASES, FREE HIP HOP STAMP WITH EVERY ORDER and even MORE deals. Be sure to check them all out HERE.
My youngest monkey, Calvin, loves to make cards and craft along side me. I decided to make him a little organizer for some of his favorite crafting supplies: glitter glue, crayons, blue paint, brushes, craft sticks, and post-its. He is also working on his writing skills so I made him a little journal to put all this thoughts, pictures, and scribbles in. The journal is a primary composition book that has big lines and room at the top for a picture.
Paper: PTI kraft cardstock, Hello Sunshine dp by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: signo white pen, forecast sunny stickers, retro mix blackboard, offray ribbon

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! This week's Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge is to use our favorite JBE products.....the toughest challenge yet! I could have made hundreds of different cards for this one.

I finally picked some:
Cosmo Cricket Oh, Joy printed paper- I just LOVE the elegance in this line. Pure yumminess!
Buck Naked Ornaments- So easy to use...just cover!
Jolly Dovey Rubons- I bought my very first rubons from the JBE store a year ago and have been hooked on them ever since!
May Arts satin ribbon- You all know how hooked I am on this stuff!!
Me & My Big Ideas Icons rhinestone stickers- I hardly have a card without these
Basic Grey Precision File Set- A MUST if you are using chipboard!!
Basic Grey Rub On Roller- LOVE this tool!

Don't forget to check out the other Jacksonbelle Embellishments DT members listed below. Remember, you can always play along....just use the code JBE030 if you are uploading to SCS so we can see it! Also, don't forget to check out the design team have until December 16th!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pink Christmas

Today's Monday Challenge is to make a Christmas card with nontraditional colors.

So fun! I can't wait to see what the other peeps did! You can check them out HERE: AJ, Brooke, Jeanne, Jennifer. Go ahead and stop by the fabulous Amber's blog and say hi! She is still in recovery mode. :-) Miss that girl!

Here is mine:


Stamps: trinity trio

Paper: PTI cream, SU basic black, urban prairie dp by BasicGrey

Ink: ranger distress ink

Accessories: oval nestabilities, liquid pearls, Queen & Co. felt brad, May arts ribbon, Christmas ornaments cuttlebug folder

Friday, November 21, 2008

Simple Friday....

I almost forgot to share these. I made 4 sets of 10 cards for one of my husband's co-workers. She requested 5 birthday cards and 5 blank cards. I went for very simple on the whole set and used a different Cosmo Cricket line for each card.
Jacks World card

Honey Pie Card

Chemistry Card

Mr. Campy Card- This card is a case of my Sweet Amber card. I used the Batch of Bitty Fun kit.

Storytime card

Dutch Girl card using Flirty Flowers

Jitterbug card uses Batch of Bitty Fun

Gretel card

Hey Sugar card

Get Happy card

Dutch Girl card box

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Unity Stamp Company Hip Hop Thursday

Another fabulous Thursday!! If you haven't already, be sure to check out ALL the amazing deals and the new releases on the Unity Blog. Angela's generosity & creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

Stamps: Snow-one Like You, Bitty Christmas tags
Ink: memento, versa mark
Paper: PTI cardstock, taken with teal
Accessories: may arts ribbon, heidi swapp snowflakes, glitter shaped brads, rhinestone stickers, copics, silver liquid pearls, white embossing powder

Stamps: Remember Happiness, Fun Night Out, sentiment from Our Life, Our Stories
Paper: PTI cardstock, Chemistry dp
Ink: memento
Accessories: silver spica glitter pen, copics, offray ribbon, fire rhinestones, heidi swapp ghost heart, stickles, heart crystal bead

Now Hop on over to my sweet and talented friend, AJ.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday....and DT CALL!

Hey there! Ready for another Tuesday? Today, the JBE challenge is to make a Christmas/snowflake/holiday card. I went for VERY simple and used some of my favorite JBE stuff!!!

Stamps: Tree full of birds, Peppermint twist
Paper: PTI kraft & white, Wassail dp
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Black Soot
Accessories: janome sew mini, may arts ribbon, rhinestone star, nestabilities, stickles

Don't forget to check out the other DT girls and FEEL free to play along. Just use the key words JBE029 if you are uploading to SCS so we can check it out too!


Design Team CALL:

Jacksonbelle Embellishments offers a wide variety of stamps, embellishments, paper, ribbon… basically everything you will need to create beautiful paper crafts! You can find more info about the call on the Jacksonbelle Embellishments' Blog HERE.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Challenge: CPS Sketch

The Monday challenge peeps decided to do this week's CPS sketch. I went for a quickie....lots to get done today!

Stamps: Greatest of Friends
Paper: chemistry dp, PTI cardstock
Ink: brilliance
Accessories: SU ribbon, martha stewart pearls, We R Memory Keepers jumbo eyelets, corner rounder

Be sure to give some love to these talented gals:

Friday, November 14, 2008

Virtual Stamp Night: In the Spotlight

The last challenge of the night is to use the spotlight technique found HERE.
Stamps: greatest of friends
Paper: fleuriste dp, basic black, very vanilla
Ink: memento
Accessories: copics, rhinestone sticker, SU ribbon, circle punches, beautiful you rub-ons

Virtual Stamp Night: Geometric Shapes

This challenge was to use a geometric shape as the focal image. I went with a really funky look. I used some acrylic squares and stamped different flower images on them before I added drops of alcohol ink.
Stamps:greatest of friends, our life our stories
Paper: PTI, hello sunshine dp
Ink: stazon, stream Adirondack alcohol ink
Accessories: basics rhinestones, sheer black ribbon, acrylic blocks

Virtual Stamp Night: Strip Tease

The 3rd challenge of the night was to add an element to your card that can be removed. These mittens are just hanging on the brad.
Paper: Oh, Joy dp, PTI
rub-a-dub dub jolly rubons, Oh, Joy die cuts, buck naked ornaments, american crafts brad, may arts twill & satin ribbon

Virtual Stamp Night C: Thumping

This challenge called for the thumping technique found HERE.
Stamps: good times, worn grid
Paper: PTI
Ink: stazon, regal rose, real red
Accessories: copics, martha stewart gems, sheer creations ribbon, embossing powder, corner rounder

VSN Challenge: Rock Star

The second challenge of the night is to be inspired by an album cover or song. I have always LOVED I used their UP cover as my inspiration.
Stamps: wild & crazy bunch
Paper: basic black, going gray, basic gray, gable green, yo yo yellow, tempting turquoise, PTI white
Ink: versa mark
Accessories: white embossing powder, thickers, tempting turquoise ribbon

Virtual Stamp Night: Chorus Line Challenge

Are you ready for a weekend of challenges??! Love Virtual Stamp Night! The first challenge is finally LIVE.

Stamps: owl always love you
Paper: chemistry dp, PTI cardstock, groovy guava
Ink: memento, versa mark
Accessories: embossing powder, ric rac, satin ribbon, heidi swap bling hearts, white gel pen.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Unity Hip Hop Thursday TIME!!

Are you all ready for some Hip Hop? Did last night get you all pumped up?? Did you see all the peeks? SO CUTE!! Now it is time to really SEE the specials and new releases. If you haven't already, you can check them out on the Unity BLOG.

Yesterday was ALL about CALVIN.....he finally got his cast off!! YEAH! He is still limping around but was able to take a REAL bath last night! Of course, the best part for him was the lollipop!

So here are my Hip Hop creations:
I inked up some new to me kits!

Fishing Card Recipe:
Stamps: Right On Target
Paper: PTI, Mr. Campy dp
Ink: brilliance, versa mark, distress ink, always artichoke stampin write marker
Accessories: mr. campy ribbon, embossing powder, copics, twill

Rough 'N Tough Recipe:
Stamps: Daddy's Little Helper
Paper: Jacks World dp, PTI
Ink: stazon, distress ink
Accessories: corner rounder, circle punch, PTI ribbon

Wild & Crazy Bunch Recipe:
Stamps: wild & crazy bunch
Paper: get happy dp, PTI
Ink: stazon
Accessories: may arts velvet ribbon

I decided to make a mini album for today using the Kit of the Month: Enjoy Your Story....laugh. The kit was perfect for documenting Calvin's 4th birthday. Thank goodness my fabulous SIL took pictures of the big day!! :-) I paired it with some Cogsmo.

Calvin's 4th Mini Book Recipe:
Stamps: Enjoy Your Story...laugh
Paper: Cogsmo dp
Ink: stazon, white craft
Accessories: signo white gel pen, copics, icons, SU! circle punches, american crafts slick writer, cogsmo ribbon, smile rubons, tank mix blackboard, abby's album, cogsmo journal tags, rubon roller

Now hop on over to the SWEET & TALENTED JIMMI!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Unity Stamp Company Sneak Peek......

Are you ready for a peek at some yumminess that will be coming your way TOMORROW??

Any guesses?? There just might be some other peeks out there in blog land......... ;-)

Challenge Catch Up....

I used the November kit of the month from Unity and some October Afternoon dp. Isn't it delightful? ;-)

Stamps: Enjoy Your Story.....Laugh
Paper: October Afternoon dp, basic gray, PTI cream
Ink: brilliance, antique linen distressed ink
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, janome sew mini, rain dots, copics

Next, I doubled up with yesterday's color combo on SCS and the Jacksonbelle Embellishment's sketch challenge. Love this sketch! Feel free to play along. Keyword: JBE028

Stamps: bird assortment (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Daisy D dp, fancy pants dp, basic gray, PTI white
Ink: memento
Accessories: copics, fancy pants lace wrap, scallop punch

Although I am sure you already did, be sure to check out the other DT's cards:

Finally, I was tired of getting grief from 'some' peeps about missing the Monday challenge. It was a mini card with BUTTONS & no ribbon. Ridiculous, I know...
Anyways, I decided I could handle it!

Stamps: Enjoy Your Story.....Laugh
Ink: memento
Paper: my minds eye dp, PTI
Accessories: tab punch, oval punch, copics, buttons

I am sure that you already saw them but be sure to drop by and see what AJ, Jennifer & Brooke whipped up.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am finally back in town and ready to conquer my craft desk! Boy, what a mess! There was even quite a bit of dust that collected during my mini vacation! :-)
Here is a picture from Sunday....I went 'home' AND got to visit some fabulous SCS/Unity gals. We had a grand time eating, visiting, and shopping!

Christy, Amber, Linsey, ME & AJ
Aren't they just the cutest?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Unity Stamp Company Hip Hop Thursday

So have you checked out ALL the fabulous deals over at Unity? New releases & LOTS of deals! Plus, don't forget to join us for Hip Hop on SCS.......lots of giveaways ALL day long! Who doesn't love free stamps and friends? :-)
Okay, now on to my cards.....
This first on uses one of the new releases: Chalet of Serenity
Stamps: Chalet of Serenity, Tiny Trinity (sentiment)
Ink: memento
Paper: Papertrey Ink cardstock, scarlet lime paper
Accessories: circle punches, copics, spica glitter pen, corner rounder, PTI ribbon, trim

Next, I inked up Jen's fun kit!
Stamps: Middle School Madness, worn grid
Paper: Chemistry dp (Cosmo Cricket) Papertrey Ink cardstock
Accessories: copics, martha stewart gems, michaels ribbon, Chemistry die cuts, janome sew mini, cuter kit

I also inked up July's Kit of the Month.

Stamps: "'s the little things"
Ink: memento
Paper: Mr. Campy, Papertrey Ink
Accessories: SU ribbon, maya arts chipboard, copics, trim

Now hop on over to my dear & talented friend, AJ!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

I hope that all of you who live in the US have done your civic duty today!
For today's Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge, we are casing the AMAZING Kisa!! :-) I picked this beauty: Lizzie Elephants. I changed up the color combo but basically kept the same design and stamp set. The color combo is for today's challenge on SCS. And yes, those are buttons! 2 days in a row.....I am going to tarnish my reputation!

Twin Girls Recipe:

Stamps: Born To Be Wild
Paper: Papertrey Ink cardstock, SU prints pack
Ink: memento
Accessories: buttons, satin ribbon, paper piercer, mat pack

Don't forget to check out the other DT girls and FEEL free to play along. Just use the key words JBE027 if you are uploading to SCS so we can check it out too!


Here is my card for the recent Christmas Swap on the Unity Forum. I love all the cards that I received...what talented gals!

Stamps: Simply Be Merry
Ink: really rust, memento
Paper: PaperTrey Ink cardstock, Oh, Joy dp
Accessories: nestabilities, circle punch, sponge dauber, may arts ribbon, rhinestone stickers