Friday, January 30, 2009

How About A Little Flirtation

....Virtual stamping style that is....

We have another small challenge before the big night. Tonights challenge is to make an explosion box. You can find all the deets here. Here's my sample for tonights challenge....closed.....

How do you like that wire? That's a little something I picked up at CHA. It's from DMC and it's called Memory Wire. I LOVE this stuff! I fell in love instantly! This is my first project with it but I think there are sooooo many possibilities!

....and open......

The stamp is from Papertrey and is called Love Songs. The paper is from PTI's new Black and White basics. I also used the black satin and black grosgrain ribbon. The pin is from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to play. There is a super long deadline for this one....leading up to the big night of virtual stamping! I hope to see you all there!

Have a great night! :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Simply Wooly

Well, there's actually nothing simple about this wool! ;)

First up, it's time to Stamp Simply. This weeks challenge is to make a 'Love' card. That's easy enough. You can check out all the deets at Sharon's blog. For this one I usesd Papertrey's My Puny Valentine. Take a peek.....

The paper is from Stampin Up. This is part of the new Textiles package. The card stock is all's white and sweet blush. The ribbon is new and from Papertrey as well.

The flock???? Well, that's just about the cutest stuff I have ever seen! This is from Our Craft Lounge it's called Sparkly Fluff. This is a super new...and super secret blend of not only flock but glitter...glitter that DOESN'T settle to the bottom! Have you ever tried to mix glitter with flock? It just doesn't stay blended! Well the creative geniouses over at Our Craft Lounge have figured out a way to keep that from happening. How excited was I when I saw this! This should be available for purchase very know I will be stalking the site to pick it up in every color! I LOVE this stuff! We did a super cute make-n-take with it at their booth this weekend. soon as Cambria turned her back I grabbed gotta pay attention when I'm around! ;)

How cute is she! :) It was so awesome to see her! :) More to come from CHA later.

Now head over to the rest of the team to see what they did with this weeks challenge........ Julie, Janine, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Deb. I'm off! I hope you all have a good one!

Post you soon! :)

Hip HOP!

And the Winner IS!!!!!
Here are your random numbers:37
Timestamp: 2009-01-31 01:45:19 UTC
Lucky 37 is .....Valerie G said...
All your cards are super cute! Love the new stamps!!!

Happy hip hop Thursday! :) Are we having fun! I know that much of the Unity crew is either exhausted from traveling or working their way home from CA but we are all sooo excited about today! It's always so much fun blog hopping and spending time with all of our Unity friends!


Take a peek at this one.....

It's EPLS but pretty much everything will be for me today I was in a mood for ease. Every now and again that is just what is needed.

How about one more......

How much do you love this set! Super 'sunny'....ok...yeah, I know....'dork alert'! Given we have a TON of snow this is just what I need today!

One more.....

How perfect is this for a little baby card! That sailboat is just the cutest thing ever.

SLACKER ALERT! .....No layout this week! AH!!!!!! I seriously thought I would be able to get it finished. I did warn Angela that it might not happen. I left it unfinished on my desk Friday night thinking I would have time to take care of business once I got home Wednesday evening. Well, 10 inches of snow and several delays later I gave that hope up really fast!

But I do have something SUPER SPECIAL for you all! More video! .....NOT just ANY video either! I had the great pleasure of meeting the one and only Tommy T at CHA. He's such a sweet heart! He and Chris decided to do a little serenading for all of you. Take a peek at this one....

I loved when Angela popped in! She's so cute! How fun is that! Chris and Tommy did some really great singing all night. It was so much fun!

Now back to the hop. Head on over to ......

.........tease! Sorry! This is the end of the road! Be sure and leave a comment! You so don't want to miss out on the opportunity to about Simple Pleasures! I sooooooo love that kit! It's seems like the perfect one today since Valentines is just around the corner! This set is amazing! Here's a blast from the past sample I created.....

That's it for me! I will catch you all in the forum!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hip Hop CHA!

Hip, hip, hipppp......HOP! Hey everyone! I'm working my way home and so very sad to be leaving all of my Unity friends back in CA. We had so much fun...and such a great show! In fact Chris was so excited he was doing cartwheels down the aisles! Just take a peek at the video to see for yourself.......

...So what do you think??? I give him a 9.9. He's AWESOME! :) I have more video for you but I will share that tomorrow. I'm hoping to come back in a bit with a few more pictures. My flight has been delayed. We got about 11 inches of snow in Indy last night! Ugh! Why couldn't that have waited till tomorrow!!!!! Anyhoo....I still need to get my post together for tomorrow and edit my CHA pics. I will hopefully be back in a bit....if I can find an outlet in this airport! ;) You know they have to have one somewhere!

Post you all soon! :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jacksonbelle Time!

It's time for another Jacksonbelle challenge! What's up this week? This weeks challenge is to create a card using stitching...that can be faux or real. I LOVE stitching on cards. I opted to pull out one of my Cosmo Cricket paper packs and use everything for my card from the pack. The paper is the Fleurista line. This one is EPLS...sort of a theme around here! Take a look....
The ribbon is from May Arts. Be sure and check out the rest of the team.....
I hope you get a chance to play. Be sure and upload your cards at SCS and use the keyword JBE037. Post you soon! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Challenge, Unity Peeps, Dirty Girls, and Paris Hilton...What?and CHA Update!

Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday challenge and this one is coming to you from sunny, and chilly, southern CA! I'm here! Woohoo! Having so much fun visiting with all of my stamping friends and seeing all of the wonderful new products that are in store for us.

First up...our Monday challenge....this weeks challenge to create a masculine card. Masculine isn't always the easiest for me. You know I always want to throw a little ribbon and bling on just about everything I create! This week I decided to opt for a masculine Valentine. Take a look....

The stamps are Unity. This is from the Love Grows kit. Be sure and check out the rest of the gals.....

AJ Otto
Amber Height
Brooke Lien
Jeanne Streiff
Maren Benedict

Now on to some CHA pictures.....

First off one of my favorite paper companies on the planet! ....Crate Paper! Take a look at some of the new stuff they have coming for us.......

....this is where I start 'ooohing'...and 'aaaahing'! LOVE this stuff! ...but wait! There's more!

Oh my heck how cute is that! Don't you love this one! ...and take a look at this......

LOVE! How cute is that die cut paper! And the colors!? Fabulous! LOVE! You know I will be buying this one in bulk! ...and of course, some of my favs that I have been using the heck out of right now.....

Yeah...I'll be stalking the booth until I leave. I so totally wish that this was the show that we could buy from! You know I would leave with all of this!

It was really great to get here on Saturday. Getting off of the plane was a high moment for me. You know I'm not the best with planes! But once I got here it was so awesome to get to see my great friends from Unity. Here's one of me, Angela, Jeanne, and AJ in the booth....which is just gorgeous!
Isn't that giant Giggle Grove in the background AWESOME! Me and Brookie.....

Hey! Guess who showed up!??????

Woohooo!!!!! It's Jimmi! We were all so happy to see her! Chris and AJ hogged most of her time! Jimmi said that she came to see Mickey....

But I know it was to see Paris Hilton....

....seriously! Hey, I knew the world of paper crafts was where it's at! Paris came complete with an entourage of security and a flock a peeps waiting to see her. They had the whole place sectioned off.

It was great to also get the chance to meet some of the Unity peeps that I've had the pleasure of meeting through hip hop....

Kendra! LOVE her...and there's Maren! :)

Michelle and Daisy! :)


Shemaine! :) How exciting! It was really great to get to meet them all and to spend a little time with them.

And I met the one and only Marianne!

Later that night we headed off to the SCS cupcake reception. I got to see one of my FAVORITE people in the world EVER...Lori Craig...she's one of the sweetest people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. I really adore her.....

It's really so great to get to see her again. It's one of the things that has made the whole plane ride worth it!
Some of the dirty girls........
Amy Sheffer, Cindy Lawrence...Jenn Balcer! Ohmyheck! Can you believe it! :) I am only bummed because our 'dirty' dinner was Sunday night and I would pick that night of all nights to end up with a migraine! Ugh! I got back to the hotel from the convention center only to lay on the bed...thinking it would just be for a minute.....I took some tylenol....AJ gave me some aleve.....but there was no fighting that one off. A few hours later I called Jenn....was really hoping to head over to at the very least catch up but my head was throbbing! Insert REALLY big weapy sad face here! :(
Now I am off to find the tylenol and get ready for the day. I will post you all again with updates in a bit. Once I figure out the video I will share a little of that as well. Hope you all have a fabulous day!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Have you noticed how everything brings a song to my head! ;) By the time you read this I will be working my way to CHA. I'm so excited! ...and super...SUPER nervous about flying! Ok...moving on before I have another panic attack! ;)

How about a quick one before I go? I was rushing through a few to take with me and put this one together....

The paper is new from Stampin Up. The stamp is Unity. This one is from Love of my favs.

I am off to finish up some of this weeks posts....I should be back in between with some CHA updates...FUN!

I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday! I will post you soon! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Simply Modern Challenge

It's Stamp Simply Time! This weeks challenge is one of my all time favorites. Why? Well, because todays challenge is to make a card with a card with a modern twist. You can find all of the deets over at Sharon's blog.

I LOVE clean, sleek designs....geometric shapes....the whole thing. FAV! I pulled out one of my favorite Papertrey kits for this one. I'm using Pond of Life. Here's my card for this week....

Clean and simple. I love the blue and brown together. It seems like everywhere you look you see this color combo so I thought that would be a modern twist as well. That's it for me. Be sure and check out the rest of the team.... Julie, Janine, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Deb.

Hope you all have a chance to play with this one. Be sure and upload your creations to SCS if you do and use the keyword ssnotime71 and don't forget to link up at Sharon's blog.

Hope you all have a good one! I'm heading to CHA Saturday morning....keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to post you on the road....I promise tons of great pictures of...well, who knows what! I have my other challenge cards scheduled so there's still lots to share in the meantime. Hope you all have a great weekend! I will post you soon! :)

Papertrey Ink Pond of Life
Baja Breeze cs
Chocolate Chip cs
Close to Cocoa cs
White cs
Bazzill In Stitchz
Black ink

It's Time To Hip HOP!

Happy hip Hop Thursday! :) Are you guys ready for another fun day of Unity goodness? Have you had a chance to check out the latest release? Soooo CUTE! I used this one this week for my layout.....

Fun! ;) I took these pictures after our attempt at a visit with Santa this Christmas. Evan and Carter are now officially to 'old' to sit in his lap and Hayden was scared to death of him! ;) Our formal pictures consist of the older two standing on either side...trying to look all cool and Hayden in the stroller right by my side...completely OUT of the picture! He wanted nothing to do with him! When we got home I decided I had to try and get a picture of them. They looked so cute in their matching shirts! Of course, as is always the case they started goofing off and the whole thing turned into one big giggle fest! You gotta LOVE that! ;)

Next up for me...another 'Valentines' card. I really LOVE this months KOTM! It's one of my favorites to date! I used the 'Love me' sentiment....
The pink mirrors are from Heidi Swapp. The paper is SU. I added pink stickles to the little hearts. EPLS! :)

Now head on over to the oh so talented and sweet Maren! I will catch you all in the hip HOP thread over at SCS! :)

Post you soon! :)

All Stamps Unity Stamp Co.
Crate Paper
Stampin UP
Ribbon - Target
Heidi Swapp

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Boom Goes My {heart}... :) Have you seen this one from Unity? I LOVE this one! It's sooo cute! Here's my first card with it.....

How cute is that! I LOVE those little turtles! I colored this one with my copics and then went back over the heart with a little bit of Shimmerz in Hottie Pink...I LOVE how sparkly Shimmerz is! Hey, a little bit of bling is always a good thing! ;)

Today will be a crazy one for me. I'm leaving for CHA this weekend. Woohoo! :) I'm so excited to see so many of my stamping friends and how fun to see all the upcoming releases! I will be posting pictures and maybe video...if I can figure that out!...from the road. I'll still be around with my daily posts...hip hop tomorrow! woohoo!..... Today will be a crazy one filled with lots of housework and last minute running around. Fun stuff! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I will post you soon! :)

***One quick note...I can't apologize enough if you are getting feedblitz updates more than once...or not at all! I have been forcing the messages because it doesn't look as if they are being sent. I thought I had it resolved but it doesn't look like it is. I appreciate your patience! Hopefully I will figure this out soon! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It's time for another Jacksonbelle challenge! This weeks challenge is so much fun because it involves one of my favorite companies, October Afternoon. This week we can create anything using their products. LOVE this!

My card for you this week is EPLS! I used one of my October Afternoon stickers for the 'sentiment' and lots of dsp. Take a look....

Lindsey has so much cute October Afternoon at Jacksonbelle! Be sure and check out the rest of the team....

AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Rachel Baird
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Hope you are all doing well and that you have a wonderful day and that you get a chance to play! Be sure and upload your creations to SCS using the keyword JBE036. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday, Monday....

....why do I always start singing when I write that! ;) Who sings that song? I totally cannot remember! Anyway....on to todays challenge! Flock! Create anything with a bit of flocking. I am so excited about this challenge! I have quite a few colors of fun flock and a bad habit of keeping it in the drawer! Today I had no excuse to not pull it out and use it. Take a look.....

The cute little cattepillar is from Unity's new Little Buggers kit. I flocked his stipes with my black fun flock. The paper is some of my favorite October Afternoon.

Be sure and check out the rest of the Monday gals....
AJ Otto
Amber Height
Brooke Lien
Jeanne Streiff
...and if you decide to play be sure and link up to one of our blogs so that we can check out your work! :) I look forward to seeing what you all come up with! :)

Have a great day! ...and Happy Monday Funday it's known around our house! :)

***edited to add....Thank you so much! The Mamas and the Papas! woohoo! :) I really love that song but with anything music I have issues remembering who sang what! It's only a drag when I want to add it to my ipod and can't find it! You all ROCK!

Fun flock! Love the stuff! Eclectic Paperie sells it...along with a zillion other things to feed our habit! :)

Have a good one...back to the game! ;)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Virtual Stamp Night

Happy Saturday! :)

Last night we had a little flirting going on at Splitcoast Stampers. Flirting? Well, yeah...for our What's Love Got To Do With It Virtual Stamp Night. Last nights challenge was to create a scrapaling. No other limitations. How fun! What's a scrapaling? Well, it's a 1.25X4.25 card. How cool is that! The perfect way to use up your scraps! I opted to go super simple with mine....

I used Unity's new Love Grows kit for this one. EPLS...a little kraft...a little pink ribbon...done! If you would like to play with this one you have until 10PM eastern Sunday night. Be sure to upload at SCS using the keyword FEB09VSNF1.

Hope you are all having a great day! :) I'm off to get mine started....there's more Virtual Stamping going on today...lots more challenges. The festivities begin again at 12 eastern! Hope to see you there! :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Stamp Simply Birthday! :)

Did you know it's Sharon's birthday!? sure and wish her a happy one when you stop by her place! ;)

...and it's Stamp Simply time! :) This weeks challenge? Create a birthday card...ok...not just any are the deets straight from Sharon's blog....

"Today is my birthday, my 55th birthday!!! Oh good gracious, how did that happen!!! I don’t feel a day over 25 (most of the time)!!! So today we will make a card that is suitable to give to a Senior Citizen!!! Yes, I know Senior Citizens like ALL types of cards, but today let’s try to make a card that when we look at it we think — gee, that sure looks like an *Old Lady* card — LOL!!! (or Old Man, if you prefer). This is totally open to your interpretation — you could go vintage, you could go humorous, or anything else you can dream up — WHATEVER strikes your fancy!!! Most importantly, have fun!!! Can’t wait to see what you do!!!"


Happy Birthday, Sharon! :)

This one gave me the greatest excuse to pull out one of my favorite Gina K sets. Take a peek at this.......

I LOVE this set! I opted for monochromatic for this one and because I LOVE the whole sentiment I decided to cut and piece it on the front....I'm to impatient to have to wait to see the whole thing! ;) ...Hmmm....senior citizen.....well, this little guy certainly qualifies...but I am going to share....this will totally be my hubby's birthday card this year! ;) What a hoot! ;) be sure and check out the rest of the SS team..... Julie, Janine, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Deb. If you play with this one be sure and upload to your blog and/or SCS using the keyword ssnotime70 ...and then link them to Sharon's blog.

Hope you are all doing well! I will post you soon! :)