Friday, December 31, 2010

Friends with Flair- KOM 2010 Re-cap

Happy Friday! Happy New Year's Eve! Hello 2011!!

I am participating in the Friends With Flair hop today and recapping those fabulous 2010 Kit of the Month's from Unity.
Be sure to START at the UNITY BLOG to see ALL the inspiring work!
What a creative year! :)
March- Rockin' It Unity Style April- Together We Bloom

May- A Little Happy

June- Fly Free
July- Happily Ever After

Of course, Today is your LAST day to get the December KOM- Just Be You AND you don't want to miss out on the 2008 Kit of the Month's that are ON SALE and retiring. :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hip HOP.

Yep. It is me.
Hip Hopping! Be sure to start over at the Unity blog so you don't miss anything!
Can you believe it?
This is the LAST hop of 2010.
And WHAT a YEAR it has been.
I was putting together my annual layout (it is a 2 pager this year!) and thinking about how lucky I am.
I am one fortunate chica!
Pure LUCKY really....I don't deserve this life over anyone else.
And the worst part is that SOMETIMES I forget how lucky I am.
I get overwhelmed and stressed and shut out those wonderful things and thoughts some days. Most days I just sit back and enjoy it though! :)

My year consisted of tons of visits and adventures with family and friends.
teaching at CKC in Portland, OR {with some help from FAB Teri!}
going to Winter CHA in Anaheim, CA {yep. I DO remember the fountain}
visiting Unity in New London, MN {my second home?}
attending the editorial board meeting at Paper Crafts in UTAH {lots of laughs here}
doing the annual Memorial Day & 4th of July Camping trips {dirt. hikes. drinks. friends.}
visiting Loftus Hot Springs, ID for my cousin's wedding {so lovely}
attending a Seattle Sounders and Seahawks game {i luv my mom}
had a GIRLY Weekend in Seattle {who knew that basil worked in a cocktail?}
travelling to Summer CHA in Chicago {got to see my aunt and cousin for the first time in over 10 years AND play in the rain!}
going to Tom Petty and Lilith Fair with my sister {GREAT TIMES!}
learning to SKYPE {keeping connected with those I love}
visiting family in New York {including my dad & gram- whom I haven't seen in FIVE years}
going back to teaching middle school science FULL-time after a 6 year absence {AND LOVING IT!}
attending ScrapFest in the Mall of America with some AMAZING friends {with a quick trip back to Spicer--it is NEVER too cold to make a late-nite jump in a lake, right?}
lots of coffee and nights out with a TRUE friend {although NEVER enough-->btw-you are NEVER too old to climb a tree} :)

It has been a YEAR!
I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring. :)

stamps used- Play Cards Alpha, Moments to Remember, Little Me

You only have a day or so left to order the December Kit of the Month: Just Be You.

supplies- copic markers, Glitz tule, PTI cardstock & ribbon, Basic Grey Hopscotch patterned paper and element stickers, memento ink

supplies- My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup patterned paper, copic marker, Sizzix BigShot, Spellbinders dies, Martha Stewart pearls, PTI cardstock & ribbon

Now hop on over to the TALENTED Kimber. :)

Paper Crafts Inspired.

It is my turn over at Paper Crafts Connection. :)
With a list of Thank You cards to tackle and little motivation or mojo, I turned to Paper Crafts Jan/Feb edition. INSPIRING!
This first card was inspired by Jess' card on p. 17.
You can find it ONLINE HERE.
Next, I was inspired by Ashley's AMAZING card on page 59.
I just loved how she attached the naked chipboard heart with a ribbon.
So lovely.
I used some of the Hopscotch line from BasicGrey, and a Maya Road Ornate Tags chipboard frame.
It is the END of the Month....time for another Go-to Gals challenge. This month we are playing with Imaginisce.
I used some Dino-Roar Collection Chipboard Stickers and some Petrified Wood and Rumble & Roar patterned paper.

Be sure hop on over and see what Teri, Kim, Kim and Betsy created. :)
Have a DINO-tastic Day! :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Nearing the End of 2010

Isn't that just amazing? What a year!
Speaking of years.....did you see that the ENTIRE 2008 Kit of the Months will be retiring at Unity. Ahh...such a feeling of nostalgia when I think back to my first year with Unity.
These are some amazing kits--I made a TON of cards with them and lots of those were published in Paper Crafts. Yep, 2008 was my first time getting published in Paper Crafts! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Simple Sentiments.

Did you see the fun over at Paper Crafts Connection today?
I {LUV} Jess!

Have you checked out the Simple Sentiments that are available to download? {FREE}<----click
Check out WHAT can be done with them HERE! { <------CLICK}

Friday, December 3, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop


Welcome to the First Annual Blog Hop!
If you are just joining in, please go to the Scrap-Mart blog to start from the beginning. :)
Here you go----
I made a quick little gift box (perfect for holding those special gifts) and a free standing tree. The tree could easily be used for decoration or, if you punch a little hole in the top and add some string, you could hang it on a tree. :)
I used UNITY-of course!
Scrap-Mart has a a TON of UNITY > HERE <>

There are 31 blogs participating in the hop and you will find some great prizes along the way.
You must comment on THAT blog post to be eligible to win that prize.
There are also some Grand Prizes posted on the Scrap-Mart blog.
You must comment on EVERY blog throughout the hop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes. Comments will remain open until midnight CST on Sunday, December 5th.
Winners will be chosen at random for each individual prize and will be announced on the Scrap-Mart blog on Friday, December 10th.
You may only win once.

We'd like to thank our sponsors for generously donating all the prizes for this hop: Making Memories, Spellbinders, JustRite Stampers, Sizzix, Heartfelt Creations, Lifestyle Crafts, The Stamps of Life, Boss Kut, Unity Stamps, October Afternoon, Copic, Silhouette America.

Now HOP ON OVER to the TALENTED.........