Friday, April 30, 2010


Good morning! :) Today is National Scrapbooking DAY!!! YEAH!! :) Are your photos printed? Are you ready?
The May/June Unity Scrapbooking kit is up!! Melody Ross did an AMAZING job!!
The Unity gals have some fun to share with you in honor of the occasion.
Be sure to start over at the Unity blog so you don't MISS a thing! :)
Here are my layouts----- :)

First 2 youngest boys....they are so adorable together. These 2 photos just capture their special connection. Truly amazing! :)

Stamps: Capture Life, Odds & Ends, Vintage Ledger Paper: Courture Cardstock, Making Memories Panorama line Ink: PTI vintage cream & ranger distress ink Other: cropadile, jumbo eyelet, canvas corp jute, American crafts thickers & slicker

Next, I have a double page layout. AND it is all about me. Silly? Well..usually I make mini books and pages for my kids. This time...I picked pictures of things that I love outside of my family. :) Look at all those amazing women I get to visit with. Lucky duck, right?

Stamps: Favorite Things, Scalloped Journal Ink: versamark watermark, memento Paper: Courture Cardstock Other: white embossing powder, copic marker, American Crafts thickers
Happy National Scrapbooking DAY!!
Now hop on over to Carolina's blog for some serious INSPIRATION. :)

Don't forget to enter in the giveaway {you have until Sunday} AND play along with the Paper Crafts/Unity Challenge explained below so you can WIN some NEW UNITY. :)

FRIDAY. Flair. Unity. Paper Crafts.

YIPEE!! What a wonderful week. Are you ready for the topper? :)

Well first...let me give you some background.
I am one of the luckiest women around.
I get to work with AMAZING WOMEN. ALL of whom I CALL friends.

These women {and those other women (all you UNITY GALS) & even those Unity boys not pictured} have brought me such joy, inspiration and encouragement. I am SO grateful!

Today I am going to combine my love of Unity & Paper Crafts.
All week long, we have been celebrating Unity's 2nd year anniversary.

Paper Crafts Connection is joining the party. :)
Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to WIN some UNITY!!! :)
I am sure you all love Paper Crafts as much as me. The inspiration is endless.
So grab your Paper Crafts May/June issue and let's get inspired. :)

Take that lovely Thank You Photo card from Deb Rymer on p. 46. WOWZERS. Such a perfect Father's Day card, right? Well I thought so! Here is what it inspired from me....
Stamps: Going Retro

Okay. On to p. 73. Maile Belles took ribbon scraps to a NEW LEVEL. I am in LOVE!! :) Here is my take......

Stamps: Garden Variety

ON to one of my favorite Paper Crafts publications....go grab your Stamp It! Cards.

Flip to page 9. Betsy {ubber talented chica} used some 2-step stamping to add glitter to her image. So easy! Thanks Betsy...this one is FOR you! :)

Stamps: Get Scrappy with Material Girl

Mrs. Witty showed us how to emboss on transparencies. SWEET!!! You can see all the steps on page 13. Thank you, Jess! Here is my take.....

Stamps: Material Girl

Okay. So now that you have checked out your Paper Crafts publications are you ready to ink up some UNITY???? Because I have a challenge for YOU!!! :)

I would LOVE to see what YOU do.
Make a card, layout or project inspired by something in your Paper Crafts publication.
Link it up to HERE OR in the SCS Gallery, using keyword: USCAC5
You have until 10am CST, Friday, May 7th.
Just be sure to add the page & title of the publication you are inspired by and use those Unity stamps. You can use the color combo, sketch or some neat little technique..anything goes! Add a link to your creation below and I will showcase your creation NEXT Friday and you could WIN a PRIZE!!! :)

BUT have a chance to WIN a new release!!
Post a comment below telling me about your favorite Paper Crafts publication and/or Unity kit and have a chance to WIN the new Going Retro kit! :)
Yep..that means you have 2 chances to WIN!!!

Don't forget to check out all the Friends WITH FLAIR inspiration posted over at the Unity blog. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Unity 2nd Anniversary Hip Hop

AND it is BIG!!! :) Have you enjoyed ALL the inspiration so far? Make sure you start at the Unity BLOG. :) Tons of fun over at SCS----> games, prizes & chit chat! :)

COSMO CRICKET + Unity Stamp Company = PERFECTION. That amazing combo has ALWAYS been my you all know....BUT NOW there are fabulous red rubber stamps {Unity QUALITY} WITH Cosmo images! HEAVEN!!! :)

Here is a peek at Garden Variety. :) Just a little cloth book.

AND a simple card with some YUMMY Garden Variety paper.

Here is Get Scrappy With Material Girl. FUN!!

The LAST kit is Material Girl. {luv} it! :)

Well.....what do you think? AMAZING, right?
Even MOXIE FAB WORLD is LOVING it ------>hop on over there too! :)
The Cosmo Cricket blog is going to have some FUN be sure to hit that one!
Head on over to see more FABULOUS fun at Eryn's creative space!

Go-to Challenge #1

Happy Wednesday! Today is a special day!! Today is the FIRST of the Go-to Gal monthly challenges.

Check out these gorgeous and brilliant women. How in the world did I get to sneak into this picture? Yep, that is me in the back. SEE my BIG smile? :) I sure miss these ladies. :(

So our first challenge is to play with some yummy Couture Cardstock.

I used the Almost Autumn Collection and some kraft cardstock from Whole Grains.

Ink: ranger distress ink

Accessories: SU flower punch & ribbon, Cosmo Cricket button, Marth Stewart punch, Janome sew mini

Super simple, right? I {luv} simple. :) Be sure to hop on over to the Couture Cardstock blog and let them know how much you LOVE their paper. :)

NOW.....hop on over to see what these AMAZINGLY TALENTED chicas did.....

Have a wonderful day....because you CAN! :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Tree & a Bird

I was SO excited to see today's challenge over in the Unity SCS forum. Gretchen's challenge is it make a Spring card with tress & birds. I sort of 'forgot' the 'Spring' theme....but took off with the trees & birds. There are endless ways to use tress & birds......especially with Unity! :)

Stamps: Flirty Flowers, So & So Loves, Inside & Out, Grainy Background
Paper: Bo Bunny patterned paper, PTI cardstock
Ink: ranger distress ink
other: PTI ribbon

Stamps: Where You Are Paper: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, PTI cardstock Ink: ranger distress ink Other: spica silver glitter pen, My Mind's Eye ribbon

Stamps: Owl Always Love You
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: Studio Calico patterned paper, PTI cardstock
Other: PTI ribbon, copic marker, white gel pen

Stamps: Birdie Inspiration & Little Sprout
Ink: ranger distress ink
Paper: Webster's Pages patterned paper, PTI cardstock
Other: copic marker

Stamps: Could I Be Any Cuter?
Ink: memento
Paper: Dear Lizzie from American Crafts, PTI cardstock
Other: PTI ribbon, SU circle punch

Stamps: Hodge Podge of Happiness
Ink: memento
Paper: PTI cardstock
Other: white gel pen, copic markers, spellbinders circle die cut, Big Shot

Stamps: Love Birdies
Ink: memento
Paper: Pink Paislee patterned paper, PTI cardstock
Other: copic marker, white signo gel pen, may arts ribbon, SU punch

Can't wait to see what tree & bird you pair together. :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Post #3- Catch Up

While I was on my grand adventures some exciting things happened over at Lizzie Anne Designs.

First off-- The May Monthly Mix is up- Dream Big. CUTENESS!

Lizzie Anne also had their spring release! Eight new Sixlets are NOW available. :)

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Monday! :)