Sunday, May 31, 2009

Simply a Perfect Pair

Happy Sunday! :) Here is another peek at the June Kit of the Month from Unity stamp company. I love this tree!! Be sure to see the entire peek on the Unity blog.

Stamps: June Kit of the Month
Ink: memento
Paper: PTI
Accessories: MAMBI bling, copic markers, ribbon

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Inspired by the Cherry On Top

Happy Saturday! What a gorgeous & hot day it is going to be around here. Here is another peek at the Unity June Kit of the Month. Be sure to check out the full peek on the Unity blog.

Stamps: June Kit of the Month
Ink: PTI & ranger
Paper: PTI cardstock
Accessories: Michaels ribbon, stickels, ZVA adhesive crystal

Friday, May 29, 2009

Finally Friday!

What a week! I am very anxious to enjoy a weekend at home. Not to say that this weekend doesn't have club, soccer tryouts, birthday party.....lots going on, but home nonetheless. :) Here is another peek at the June Kit of the Month from Unity. You can see more at the Unity blog.

Stamps: June Kit of the Month
Paper: PTI cardstock, Early Bird pp
Accessories: word window punch, early bird adhesive chipboard & elements, zva rhinestone, copic markers, ribbon

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday!

We are celebrating the end of school today!! :) Are your teacher thank yous ready?? Be sure to start the hop at the Unity blog for some school inspired fun!

Here is a quick gift set for Maxwell's teacher. I used one of my favorites, School Rock Star kit. Not sure what we will put into the bag for her yet but the Starbuck's card is ready to go! :)

And another peek (day 2) of the June Kit of the Month.......SWEET!!!

Here is a look at the Everyday Adorable kit.

Finally, I was inspired by my dear husband for this one with Little Me.
Today is his 37th birthday! :) Isn't he a cutie? This picture is of me & him at a Seahawk's game last fall. It is hard for me to believe that I met this wonderful man when he was 21. We were married with our first little one and living in Japan by the time he was 23. My how time flies! Happy Birthday Jason & Jamie (his twin sister)! :)

  1. these projects all used products from the Early Bird line by Cosmo Cricket.
  2. The big ribbon was purchased HERE. :)
  3. So no video link today...I am taking a week off to get caught up on some things. :)

Now hop on over to the fabulously talented...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Let's Hang Out

It is almost June! AMAZING!! Time to start showing you peeks of the June KOM. :) Be sure to check out the Unity blog so you don't miss any of the peeks as we count down to June 1st. Isn't this image & sentiment adorable? :) I used yesterday's color challenge combo over at SCS. So fresh and fun.....a perfect match! :)

Stamps: June Kit of the Month
Paper: Early Bird pp, PTI cardstock & SU pumpkin pie
Accessories: SU scallop punch, copic markers, May Arts ribbon

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

What a fun weekend! Now we are scrambling to get back into the daily routine. :) Funny how you always need a staycation after a vacation. :)
So here is a super duper easy card that I did between laundry loads this evening. The Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge for the day is to use polka dots! :) Gotta love polka dots! :) Do you have some polka dots hanging around? Be sure to use the keyword (JBE055) if you are uploading to SCS.

Stamps: So Much Love
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: PTI
Accessories: BG button, May Arts ribbon & ricrac

Be sure to check out the other DT girls:
AJ Otto
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Lindsey Botkin
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner

Friday, May 22, 2009


We are camping this nice long weekend. Not much crafting but lots of relaxing, laughing & family/friend time! :) Perfect!

Have you heard that Jacksonbelle Embellishments is having a FABULOUS sale over the long weekend? 25% off the whole store until Monday. Use the Promo Code: MEMDAY09 on the look out for this.

The July/Aug PaperCrafts is about to hit the stands. It is full of recycled & reusable craft ideas AND some vintage yumminess!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hip Hopping & Twirling Thursday

Hip Hop! Make sure you start at the Unity blog so you don't miss any of the inspiration! :)
For today's Hip Hop, Unity Stamp Company is honoring our heroes.
Who is your hero?
I had to think about that one. There are a collection of people that I look up to, admire, and strive to emulate but the one person who I look up to the most is my grandmother, GG. Although she lives on the other side of the country, she has been a constant source of unconditional love. :) Here is a picture holding Calvin a few years back. :)

I made a up pop-up card for hip hop today! The pop-up element actually twirls as you open and close it! So fun!!

Of course, I did another video tutorial to help you along if you wanted to give this technique a whirl. :) Be sure to check it out HERE.

*I also wanted to answer a couple chalk cloth questions from last week's Hip Hop project. I bought the chalk cloth precut at a local craft store, Craft Warehouse. I think that you can also buy it by the yard at some fabric stores. If I find an online vendor I will be sure to post it!*

Stamps: You're A Star, Confession: i {luv} unity
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: Lil' Man pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: Michaels ribbon, janome sew mini, prima stars, copic marker, string, stick, buttons

Now HOP on over to..............

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

You're Tweet

Here is my take at Kristina's Color Inspiration #52:

I used the paper piecing technique for the bird and played around with my punches a bit. I used a star punch to make the mustard strip. I tried to make it progressively angle upwards to lead the eye towards the image.

Stamps: everyday adorable
Paper: MME pp, SU cardstock
Ink: memento
Accessories: signo white gel pen, BG brads, SU star punch, PTI ribbon

Feeling a Bit Sketchy......

This quick card is for today's SCS sketch challenge.

Stamps: folk inspired
Paper: Early Bird pp, PTI cardstock
Ink: ranger distress ink
Accessories: MAMBI bling, PTI ribbon, signo white gel pen, copic

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

:) Today we are prepping for summer! The Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge for the day is to be inspired by a cookout/bbq. I decided to combine the challenge with today's color challenge on SCS....the perfect combo of summer colors! :)

Stamps: Tutti fruity
Paper: lime rickey pp, SU cardstock
Ink: brilliant blue & purely pomegranate
Accessories: SU ribbon, MAMBI icons, nestabilities

We would love to have you play with us! Be sure to use the keyword (JBE054) if you are uploading to SCS.

Be sure to check out the other DT girls:
AJ Otto
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday, Monday.....

Good morning! We are a bit slow around here this gorgeous Monday morning! Gearing up for a fantastic week! :) Maxwell will be turning 8 on Saturday.

We went to Silverwood on Saturday for an early celebration and then cooled down in the sprinklers on Sunday. Look what I caught on film! Luckily for Max, Calvin was actually enjoying himself. :) Stinker!

This is a quick card Calvin & I made for him. Calvin loves making cards. :)

We used the Crate Orbit Collection.....perfect for an eight year old boy! :) The alien and scallop bottom are diecuts. Calvin helped add some stickers for the sentiment and we used a couple Sassafras brads for the eyes.

Be sure to check out these fabulous b-day cards:
AJ, Amber, Brooke, Jeanne, Jennifer & Jimmi :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kit of the Month Hip Hop.....

Have you checked out all the deals on the Unity blog? AMAZING! :)

I bought a piece of Chalk Cloth at the store the other day and had some fun making a little chalkboard coloring book for Calvin. A video tutorial is posted HERE. :)

I picked out some of my favorite images to be colored in, all from past Kit of the Months....of course!! :)

House from the January Kit of the Month: Love Etc

Deer, tree & sun from the November Kit of the Month: Enjoy Your Story....Laugh
Row of houses from the September Kit of the Month: Friendship.Love.Miracles

Cupcakes from the December Kit of the Month: Little Reminders
Owls from the October Kit of the Month: Thinking About the Good Times

Trees from the March Kit of the Month: Simple Life
Woodgrain, owl & mushroom from the July Kit of the Month: "'s the little things"

Mushroom & snail from the February Kit of the Month: Endings & Beginnings

Now hop on over to.......

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday

Morning! Today at Jacksonbelle Embellishments we are playing with a sketch. You can see it HERE. We would love to have you play with us! Be sure to use the keyword (JBE053) if you are uploading to SCS.

Stamps: Damask (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: marrakech pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: nestabilities, marrakech brads, may arts ribbon

Be sure 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
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cosmo Cricket/Tattered Angels Blog Hop

Last week, Natasja Verbeek, Cheryl McAdam and Trisha Ladouceur showed how
Cosmo Cricket
and Tattered Angels worked so well together!
Today is my turn......

I had a hard time capturing the glimmer in my photos. I wish you could see them irl! :)
For the card, I used some suede glimmer mist along a kraft card base. The Early Bird Brunch patterned paper was also sprayed with bronze glimmer mist, along with the border and sentiment.

This LO is of my son and my brother. Aren't they adorable? There is glimmer mist all over it. :) I wish that you could see the shine. :) Bronze was sprayed along the Apron Strings patterned paper. I cut out a journal element and stamped the 'say cheese' sentiment from the Jacks World stamp set. I also used some Bronze glimmer on the Get Happy blackboard letters. The pear adhesive chipboard is from the Early Bird line. I used it to trace another pear and then sprayed it with Meadow Green & Olive Vine and popped it out next to the chipboard one.
More info on Tattered Angels:
Tattered Angels website
Tattered Angels weblog

Be sure to hop over to Danielle Layton, Michelle Jackson & Sally Lynn MacDonald to see what magic they made. :)

And don't forget to check out next week and the week after for more Cosmo & TA creations........................

May 18, Yukari Takanashi, Michelle van Etten & Melissa Phillips
May 25, Debbie Olsen, Leah Killian, Liz Hicks & Vicki Chrisman

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Triple Challenge!

It has been FOREVER since I have participated in any SCS challenges. I tried to make up for it and do a triple challenge! This card is for WT217 Kool KRAFT challenge, this week's sketch challenge AND today's Inspiration challenge. I was inspired by this fun pillow.
I used some more EARLY BIRD by Cosmo Cricket: Cherry Pie & Farmers Market. The cherry bling is a brad from Creative Imaginations. I stamped the 'Sweet' (Unity Stamp Company May Kit of the Month) sentiment in brilliance ink.

Bee Yourself.....

Here is a super simple card for Kristina's Color Inspiration #51. I stamped Worn Grid in more mustard along the bottom of the base and then used a Girl Friday rubon (Cosmo Cricket) for the sentiment. The mustard cardstock is fringed. You can see how to do it from a video tutorial that I posted last week <CLICK HERE>. I used some Girl Friday patterned paper and then tied it off with a PTI chocolate ribbon bow. :) SUPER EASY!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Early Bird!

LOVE this new line by Cosmo Cricket! :) Don't you??

I cut out one of the Early Bird elements and added some adhesive chipboard. The paper is both sides of Ribbon Sandwich. I cut along the scalloped edge of the striped side and then used a SU scallop punch to add a scalloped edge on the graph side. Super easy! :)

This card uses both sides of the Sunrise patterned paper. I added the adhesive chipboard branch, music notes & bird and cut out the sentiment from the borders. A little bling and it was done! :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Scrap, A Hip & A Hop With Unity

Happy Hip Hop!! Be sure to check out the Unity blog for all the deals for today. :)

I made an easy mini flip book for you all today! :)




This Is the Time
Our Life, Our Story
Amazing Me!
What's Your Mood?
Sentiments o' Simple
Right on Target
Just My Type
Beach Days & Sun Rays
Time for Travel
The Details
Scalloped Journal
Scalloped Details & Dates
Plaid Journal Box
Numbers, etc.

Here is a tutorial on how I put the whole thing together. It is sort of long....I tend to ramble a bit. :)

Hop on over to