Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Morning! That picture from yesterday just summed up our day so I had to post it! :) It still cracks me up.....
Here is a quick little Halloween card. I used an Inkadinkado set and played around with my SU white craft ink. :) I have been working on a ton of stuff here but can't post anything for you yet. No worries....I will share it all soon.
Don't forget to take advantage of the WCMD discount over at the PC/CK shop! More info posted HERE.
Have a fabulous Wednesday. :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Monday, September 28, 2009

Merry Monday!

Just as I was starting to get back into a routine, I caught a bit of a bug. Yuck! :( Hopefully it will pass quickly because I have some BIG plans for this weekend! WCMD!!!! WOO HOO! Don't forget about the discount code for 25% off the Paper Crafts/CK online store found HERE.
Just use this code: VA6P-D2PT-NN7J.
The discount code will be valid till 11:59 PM (MDT) on 10/12/09, and is good for 25% off of your cart subtotal.

Moxie Fab World is celebrating this week by highlighting paper crafters from around the world! Serious inspiration!!

We decided to make Christmas cards for our Monday Challenge. I went for super quick again. Just a little American Crafts paper, a bit of May Arts ribbon, some quick sponging, a tiny bit of color, a few big sparkly brads and then stickles. I didn't even wait for them to dry! :)
Stamps: Harmonious Sprig

Don't forget to check out the other Monday peeps: AJ, Amber, Jeanne & Jimmi

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friends With Flair.....

Sorry to be late posting today. I just can't seem to get into the swing of things yet. My trip to Utah was amazing!! Instant friendships...that is the best way to describe the overall trip. I am so excited about all the new and exciting things coming for Paper Crafts. What an amazing & inspiring bunch of people behind the scenes! Here is a picture of us all on the porch at Brandy's house.

And of course, all of us Go-to Gals. Seriously the most genuine and fun group to be around. We cackled late into the night. I already miss them. :(
I need to clean my craft room today so I actually have some space to work. What a disaster! I did manage to clear a spot on the floor to make this simple card. :) It was a quick one. Just layered a few pieces of Indian Summer from BasicGrey, tied a May Arts bow, and stamped & colored a bit. I used one of the new releases, Simple Blessings.

Don't forget to check out the 2nd week in the Bachelor Bro challenge. You could have a chance at winning the grand prize, a $750 prize package! Who does that? Don't forget to head to the Unity blog to see ALL the fabulous Friends With Flair.

Also, Cath has a fun Gradient is Radiant challenge over at Moxie Fab AND will be kicking off the World Tour of Cardmaking on Monday!! All in preparation for World Card Making Day!!! Do you have your plans yet?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thankful For Tuesday!!

Happy Tuesday! I am still in Utah....having the time of my life...I am sure of it! :) Today is the big editorial board meeting so hopefully lost of ideas are brewing!! :)
Don't forget that you can still use the coupon code over at the Paper Crafts/CK online shop. All the details are found in the post below.

Here are some cards made with the October Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne Designs: Harvest of Memories.

Such a fun & diverse set!! :)

Have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

World Card Making Day Blog Tour

Morning! I should be in Utah right now....or at least on my way there....getting ready to meet the Paper Craft peeps! :) YEAh!!!

World Card Making Day is only 12 days away!!!!! Can you believe it??? And today is the 21st so that means that the Blog Tour is open. Be sure to check out all the amazingly talented designers found HERE.
To celebrate the BIG event, you are eligible for 25% off the Paper Crafts/CK online store found HERE.

Just use this code: VA6P-D2PT-NN7J.

The discount code will be valid from midnight (MDT) on 09/21/09 through 11:59 PM (MDT) on 10/12/09, and is good for 25% off of your cart subtotal.
Have you figured out your plans for WCMD? I sure hope that I get to meet some of you at Memory Lane Scrapbooking in Montana. If that isn't possible for you, be sure to check out all these other great ideas HERE.
Stamps: Joy & Wonder from Unity Stamp Company
Paper: Mistletoe pp from Making Memories, PTI cardstock
Ink: ranger distress ink & SU
Accessories: MAMBI rhinestones, may arts ribbon
So what are your WCMD plans?
I hope that you have a fabulous start to the week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Love & Joy

Here are some more things to get you in the mood for Christmas! :) I am most likely at Jordan's soccer game in Seattle right now or visiting with my parents.
All four of these were made with Love & Joy Labels from Lizzie Anne Designs.
Such a fun set! Have a marvelous Sunday! :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Have You Started Your Christmas Cards?

:) I need to get going on my cards so I will actually send them out this year! :) I made most of these some time ago but was waiting for the big release to share. I am actually off in Seattle somewhere right now........driving over the mountains, going to a Sounders game, having dinner with friends from high school, or something else in between. Then, on Monday, I will be in Utah for a Paper Crafts meeting. I am so excited!!!! :)

These first 3 were made with the Embellished Season kit. I used some Eskimo Kisses from BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly and American Crafts Merrymint.
I used the Joy & Wonder kit on these with some Bo Bunny Press Tis the Season.
I will be sure to take lots of pictures of the Paper Crafts peeps to share with you when I get back! :) Hope you have a marvelous weekend! :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Getting Torendi

Here are a couple more Torendi cards........
I used some Cosmo Cricket paper with the Thickers and brads from the September Taste of Torendi kit for this one.
This one uses some of the fun fabric along with the kit. :)

Friends With Flair!

Morning! :) Time to show some flair! :)

I made a little mini for my youngest. It is still a work in progress....HE is helping me...of course! :) Picking the pictures and what should go where. It has been fun! We still have 4 more pages to do but I thought I would share what we have so far.

Paper & die cuts from October Afternoon
Be sure to go to the Unity BLOG for the list of Friends With Flair participants. Be ready to BE inspired! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

WhO DoES ThaT?

Are you ready for all the new exciting stuff in the Unity forum? Well first, take a look at ALL of the CHA releases that are NOW available at UNITY!! :) Now, I didn't use ALL the releases.....just 12! Who DOES that? :) I made the images smaller so you won't get overwhelmed by the 10 cards. You can click on each image to get a closer view. Hope you like them.

Zoom card - Sketchy Little Boy
Little Bugger card- Sketchy Little Boy

Among the Stars card- Shoot For the Moon
Have a Nutty Day card- Autumn Pals & Grainy Background

Happy Turkey Day card- Build a Turkey
Grateful For You- Simple Blessings

Shine card- Embellished Seasons
Celebrate the Season card- Joy & Wonder

Merry Christmas card- Christmas Bough

This last one is a special card for Bro. :) Last Winter CHA, we had a little breakfast date. This past summer at CHA, we had a lunch date. He is such a doll! :)

Bro Date? card- Giving it All Meaning background, Playing Cards Alpha

Be sure to head to the Unity BLOG to get all the new info and also click on the Unity DT members (their blogs are listed to in the column to your left) for some inspiring work with the NEW stuff! :)
AND don't forget to wish AJ a Happy BIRTHDAY!!! :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Masking Challenge

Since there was a giant post-it pad on my desk I thought I would play around with the masking technique today. I inked up the September {Everything Extraordinary} Store Kit of the Month from Unity. It is SO adorable!! You can see a list of stores that carry the kit HERE. I also combined the cards with some SCS challenges.
This first one is for the Clean & Simple Challenge. I masked the gorgeous butterfly! I also used the sentiment from the September Kit of the Month {Go Ahead, Wish}
Stamps: Everything Extraordinary & Go Ahead, Wish
Ink: ranger distress ink, SU white craft
Paper: PTI cardstock
Accessories: white embossing powder, nestabilities tag, may arts ribbon
This one is for yesterday's Color Challenge: pink, cocoa & white. I masked the sentiment so that the lamp wouldn't cover it up. Don't you love that quote?
Stamps: Everything Extraordinary
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: Bo Bunny Press pp, PTI cardstock
Accessories: Martha Stewart ribbon, silver spica pen, copic markers
Here is my take on today's Sketch Challenge. I masked the sentiment again so that it fit perfectly inside the journal box.
Stamps: Everything Extraordinary
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: American Crafts & SU cardstock, Studio Calico pp
Accessories: copic markers, PTI ribbon
Then, finally, the last masking card! I masked the leaf so that they would appear layered.
Stamps: Everything Extraordinary
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: PTI cardstock, Pink Paislee pp
Accessories: copic markers, PTI ribbon, martha stewart punch
Hope you have a great day! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the EXCITING NEW UNHIP HOP UNITY FUN. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The World Card Making Day Countdown Begins!

Time to mark your calendars! October 3rd is the 4th annual World Card Making Day! ONLY 18 more days. YEAH!
So what do you have planned?
  • Are you organizing a craft night with your friends?
  • Participating in a card swap?
  • Touring blogs for some inspiration?
  • Entering a contest?
  • Taking a card class?

I am thrilled to be traveling to Missoula, Montana and teaching a class at Memory Lane Scrapbooking! I sure hope that you will be there too! :) If Montana is too far away be sure to check out where the other Go-to Gals will be heading. More info can be found HERE & HERE.

Not only will I be teaching the class and going to the gorgeous state of Montana, but I will also be using the next 18 days to make loads of cards. I like to share my love of card making with friends & family so WCMD is always a reminder to send them. :)

Like this quick 3x6 card set for a close friend. :)

And a little monochromatic box to put them all in........

I can't wait to hear what your plans are for the big day. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get to meet some of you in person in Montana! :) :)

Box- PTI kraft pp & May Arts ribbon

Chistmas card- Lizzie Anne Designs Love & Joy Labels, red copic marker, May Arts ribbon, ranger distress ink, Graphic 45 pp, PTI cardstock

High Hellos!- Lizzie Anne Designs High Hellos, PTI cardstock & ribbon, pink copic marker, My Little Shoebox pp, ranger distress ink

Birthday- Lizzie Anne Designs Out of This World, PTI cardstock, Crate pp, white signo gel pen, ranger disterss ink, SU white craft ink

Love- Lizzie Anne Designs Sweets & Treats, PTI cardstock, October Afternoon pp & journal card & alpha stickers

Thank You card- Lizzie Anne Designs Le Jardin & Sketched Sentiments, PTI cardstock, ZVA crystals, Graphic 45 pp

Monday, September 14, 2009

Torendi SALE!

15% off for the 15th. Yep, all day you will get 15% off! AND there is some fabric added to the store! FUN stuff! :)

The first card was created from the Taste of Torendi kit. I used the adorable monster stamp from the kit and some Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend paper for the second one. Isn't he adorable? :)