Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Explore Today & Every Day

Happy HUMP DAY! :)

Meet my eldest, Jordan.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Adventures Begin HERE!

It is a Unity co-brand Tuesday! How about some Cosmo Cricket? Perfect for a Tuesday, right?


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunshine Anyone?

Happy MONDAY! Did you check out this VIDEO? Yep. That is me.

I sound like a knob, right? Well hopefully you like it regardless! ;)

A little peek for you ------->

Here is my Itty Bitty Monday card:

Have AN AMAZING Monday! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Brave GG

My sweet and brave GG.

Friday, May 27, 2011


It is that time of year.....time to thank those AMAZING men and women that volunteer to coach!

Stamps used: Champ

Friends with FLAIR

Happy Friday. Be sure to check out the Friends with FLAIR post HERE. The Friday Feature is

Hauntingly SWEET! Yep...only $5 for this cutie kit! :)

It is a LONG WEEKEND for ME>>>>>>time to go CAMPING!! :)

So....be sure to BEE HAPPY this wonderful Friday!

stamps used: Lemonade

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hip Hop!


It is HIP HOP time.

Be sure to start over at the Unity blog for all the yumminess!

I played with the May KOM: Think Happy Thoughts because it MAKES me HAPPY!! :)

This FIRST one uses the current sketch challenge found HERE.

You have until the 31st to enter!! So get those KOMs inked up!

AND here we have a cake. Simple. Just cake. Because CAKE is enough!! :)

+++++don't forget to post on my MONDAY post to enter to win some Design Craft MEMORY++++++++
Now it is time to head on over to the o'-so-TALENTED & adorable --------> Natalie!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun Scrappin' On a Wednesday & Metallic Pen

Happy Wednesday! Ready for some more Design Memory Craft? I got a little scrappy this time. :)

Stamps: Good Times Vintage Banner, All About Today, He, She, You Said

I used a Design Memory Craft Metallic PITT Artist Pen and some green & blue Gelato. Just some little details.....that i {luv}! :) Don't forget to post on Monday to enter to win some for yourself!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Good MORNING! :)

Here is some more GELATO fun!

I wet a paint brush and took some pigment directly from the gelato to 'ink' up my sentiment.

SO cool, right?

I was able to mix a blue and green tone to get the perfect color.

WOULD you like to win some DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT products too?

Be sure to post a comment on this POST HERE (just below this one!) :)

You have until FRIDAY 8PM PST. :) BEST OF LUCK!

An Itty Bitty Monday with some BIG NEWS & Design Memory Craft GIVEAWAY!

Did you SEE my exciting news? Click HERE. :)

I am SUPER EXCITED to be joining the Scrap Review team!! :)

I decided to celebrate a bit {plus it is my son's b-day today!}

Stamps: Gigi Party, May KOM Think Happy Thoughts

I have been playing with some fabulous NEW product, Mix & Match Color Gelatos AND Mixed Media Sampler set from Faber Castell.
I will be using them ALL week long so be sure to check back!

Don't you LOVE how those eyes sparkle a bit more? Well...it may be hard for you to see...in the picture but they do in real life. :) I used a Faber-Castell Blue Metallic pen to color the END. So cool! :)

I also used a GELATO and paint brush to add some yummy color to the edge. I love how it softens it up. Such a cool product! SO CREAMY! :)


Just post a comment BELOW and you will enter. I will be giving away a Mix & Match Media Sampler AND a Color Gelatos & Clear Stamp kit!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Happy HIP HOP!

Be sure to start over at the Unity blog so you don't miss ANYTHING. :)

I did a little scrapbooking.....crazy, right? :)

This first one is with the May Kit of the Month: Think Happy Thoughts.

Don't I have the cutest boy? Well, I think so! :)

Ok....perhaps they are a bit hairy. :)

I inked up the Explore Today & Every Day for this one and some flowers from the KOM.

Now it is time to hop on over to the SWEETEST GAL.....my beautiful friend NATALIE! :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day w/ Skipping Stone Design POST 2

Happy National Scrapbooking Day, Skipping Stones Design style!!

We have put together a Blog Hop with our past and current FABULOUS designers.
If you just happened to stubble upon my blog today, your smack dab in the middle of this hop, start at the Skipping Stones Design Blog for the entire hop list.

If you just arrived from Gladys' blog, then you are right place!! Hop along and see all the fabulous Scrapbook pages made with Skipping Stones Design stamps!!!

Close ups:

Stamps used: Dandelion Dreams

I also used some (metallic PITT artist pen, metallic gelato, PITT pastel pencil) of the new Mix & Match Mixed Media Sample from Faber-Castell. More posts with this fun stuff to COME!! :)

Now keep hopping, I promise you will like what you see!!!!
Leave a comment on each blog (some are giving away prizes) and when you have finished, go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design and leave a comment, telling us what you thought of the hop.

One lucky commenter will be chosen Wednesday, May 11th to win the Skipping Stones Design may release stamp set!!!

Keep hopping along, run off too Wendy's blog!!

Happy Hopping!!
Ashley Cannon Newell

Maren Benedict (YOU ARE HERE)

Thanks again sooo much!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day Unity STYLE......POST 1

Lots of fun happening today!!!!!!!!!

Be sure to check out ALL the details over at the Unity blog.

Here is my recipe page: