Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hip Hopping Celebration with Unity Stamp Company

Happy Hip Hop! The party is still going on at Unity Stamp Company. Be sure to start at the Unity blog to find out what all the specials, games, and the challenges are for today. Also....there are NEW RELEASES!! :) YEAH!! AND...we are showing you another peek at the May Kit of the Month!
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:

Supplies USED:
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

Now hop on over to the FABULOUS

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Unity Stamp Company Celebration Day 3

The party is still going strong at Unity! :) Don't forget to check out the Unity blog to see all the happenings! :) Today we are showing another May KOM peek. Don't you love these flowers?

Stamps: May Kit Of the Month
Ink: memento
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
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Michaels ribbon, prima trim, stickles

Lizzie Anne Designs Wednesday

Don't you just love all the new Lizzie Anne Designs releases?! :) So versatile and fun!

Stamps: Bless This Next
Paper: Everafter pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento
Accessories: PTI ribbon, janome sew mini, copic marker, black gem stickers

Stamps: Everyday Sayings, Le Jardin
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: memento
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

Unity Celebration Day #2!!

Be sure to check the Unity blog for all the details of today's fun! :)
Here is another peek at the May KOM. :) CUTE!!

Stamps: May KOM
Paper: PTI cardstock, Lime Rickey pp
Ink: memento
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
Ink: memento
Accessories: Basic grey brads, PTI ribbon, basic grey buttons, twine, copic markers, janome sew mini, black copic multiliner

Wonderful Jacksonbelle Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! :) Today the JBE challenge is to make a 'shape' card.....anything but a rectangle goes. :) I used my nestabilities to make this cute little mini card. We would love for you to play along, just be sure to use the correct keyword (JBE051) if you upload to SCS.

Stamps: Spring Fling by Pink Paislee
Paper: Beloved & Graceful pp by Pink Paislee,
Ink: memento
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!
AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

**********Don't forget to check out the Paper Crafts Connection blog to find out if you WON the MONSTER GIVEAWAY! :) I loved reading about your most memorable gifts. Such touching stories. THANK YOU for sharing! :)*******************

Monday, April 27, 2009

Unity Stamp Company Anniversary PARTY Day 1

We are partying all week long!! :) Be sure you check out the Unity blog for all the details on today! :) To get this party started, Jennifer Buck posted a fun color challenge on SCS: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, So Saffron & Kraft. :) I can't wait to see what you create with this combo! :)

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
Ink: brilliance
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

Saturday Shine!

What a gorgeous day around here. Sun, soccer and gardening! I am HAPPY!
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
Ink: memento
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 MONSTER GIVEAWAY!!!!!

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:

Kimberly Crawford

Beatriz Jennings

Kim Kesti

Carolyn King

Anabelle O'Malley

Melissa Phillips

Danni Reid

Roree Rumph

Sherry Wright

Paper Crafts Connection

Moxie Fab World

So....don't forget to comment here too! You want to increase your odds!! :) Leave a comment and tell me about the most memorable gift that you have recieved.

Lizzie Anne Designs Peek #3

Yeah for Friday! :) Today is the last peek at the new Lizzie Anne Designs stamps. They go on sale Saturday! Be sure to check the LAD blog to see what other dt members are posting peeks today.
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.'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

And the WINNER is..................

MrsETaylor said...

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. :)

Hip Hop Party!!

Are you ready for the party planning? Next week will be FULL of fun. Games, challenges, prizes, and fun ALL week long in honor of Unity Stamp Company turning 1. :) Be sure to come on over to My Unity Place so you can be apart of the action.

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.

Lizzie Anne Designs Spring Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Are you ready for some more?

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

Moxie Fab Wednesday

Thank you SO much for the wonderful comments on the Paper Crafts Connection blog! You are all so sweet! :) :) Thank you! Thank you!

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:
Kim Kesti
Anabelle O'Malley
Melissa Phillips
Sherry Wright

Remember to keep tabs on the celebration activities on the Paper Crafts Connection. Lots of giveaways and fun there too!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lizzie Anne Designs Spring Release Peek #1

It is time!!! YEAH!! Don't forget to check out all the details of today's peeks on the Lizzie Anne Designs blog.
Today we are showing you............
Bless This Nest

& Garden Inspirations

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more peeks! :)

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

Today's JBE Challenge is to use 3 layers of cardstock, 2 embellishments and 1 stamp! :-) Think you can do it? Be sure to use the right keyword (JBE050) if you upload to SCS so we can see it too!

Stamps: So Much Love
Ink: memento
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!
AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Monday!

:) Morning! Did you see this? What a great way to wake up! Make sure you leave a comment so you have a chance at winning the Tiny Trinity set from Unity!

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

Christmas All Year Long

I hope you are having a great Saturday! I remembered to post my Christmas card today! :)
Busy day 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!!! :)

Happy Saturday!

Can't Wait....

Ready for an inspiring week???

CLICK HERE - Did you see what was on the agenda for Monday??? ;-)
CLICK HERE -Did you check out the 3 cutest boys in the whole world? ;-)

Shopping Time!!

SALE! SALE! SALE! Jacksonbelle Embellishments is having a sale until Monday! :) The discount code is SPRING09 . Use it and you get 25% off store wide. :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hip Hop Mama!

Hip Hop! Today we are celebrating Motherhood.

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.

Stamps: Gratitude=Joy
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

Now, hop on over to

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Start STALKING>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Word is that the NEW Cosmo Cricket line will be revealed on the Cosmo Cricket BLOG sometime this morning! And let me tell is AMAZING! I screamed a bit when I saw it!!! YEAH.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Perfect Pear

Happy Tuesday! Time for another Jacksonbelle Embellishments' challenge. We are focusing on a sketch today! You can find the sketch HERE. We would love for you to play along! Don't forget to use the keyword (JBE049) if you do.

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!
AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope that you all had a fabulous Easter Sunday. :-) My parents came into town at the last minute Thursday-Friday and then we had the usual Clizer clan Sat-Sun. It was wonderful seeing family! I am trying to get back into a routine today.....feeling a bit uncrafty.

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

Retro Hip Hop

Thursday came early for me this week, I still have so much to do before Easter. :-) Make sure to check out all the deals and the beginning of the blog hop HERE. Today, we are highlighting some oldies but goodies!

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...........