Friday, November 27, 2009

A Two-fer...

Back again! :) I'm really excited about my post for today. My project is not only for Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge but for the sweet Taylor Van Bruggen's store. Both challenges worked perfectly for me today. For Taylor's challenge it's to alter one of her fabulous Perfect Package Card Boxes. These are AMAZING! I really LOVE them and they have so many uses. Since Sharon's challenge is to create a 'quickie' Christmas card or one that can be mass produced I opted to use my Card Box for Christmas cards.

Here is a picture of the whole enchilada....and I say that because as I am typing we are just getting back from my favorite Mexican restaurant, Chuy's. YUM!....

Notice the little gems on the sentiments......

These little cuties are from Taylor's store as well. You can find them here. I really love these. They come with tons of different colors and are easy to apply to any project. I used some of my new Crate Paper for the package and cards. To keep the cards EPLS (easy, peasy, lemon squeezy) I used the stickers that came in the package.

Hope you are all doing well and that you have a great day! I will post you soon! :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Unity Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the states!

I hope that everyone is enjoying this day. I feel so very blessed to be sharing this wonderful day with my family. There are truly so many things for us to be thankful for!

This weeks Unity project for me is a layout using the Scrapbook kit. This is such a beautiful kit! I really love the versatility and the size of the stamps. These stamps are perfect for layouts! I used a favorite snapshot of my oldest for this one.

I really love this shot. He looks so very serious as he 'studies' the ball prior to the kick. ;) Football was really fun this year and he had such great coaches that taught him so much about the game. He is really developing such a love for the game.

Be sure and check out the rest of the team and the Unity site for all of this weeks goodies. I'm off for a bit more dressing and another piece of pie. Yum!

Have a good one! :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wrap It Simply

Back again for this weeks Stamp Simply challenge. I popped back in just in time for some super fun holiday challenges. Sharon always has such great challenges that really help to get us ready for the holidays. I really love that! For more on the challenge and a super BEAUTIFUL sample from our fearless leader you can check out Sharon's blog.

This weeks challenge is 'All Wrapped Up'. Create a little 'somethin', somethin'' that's wrapped. Love it! To keep it simple I pulled out a window bag and filled it with some yummy brownies. Then I created a hand made ornament for the bag tap that can easily be removed and then hung on a Christmas tree. Take a peek.....

Here's a closeup of the tag on the ornament....

The stamp is from The Stamps of Life. This is the November release set. This set is one of my favorites. The glitter is from Martha Stewart. This is the tinsel glitter. I feel in love at first site. How fun is that sparkle!

Be sure and check out the rest of the Stamp Simply team:

Bethany, November Guest Designer
Barb Schram

Hope you all have a great weekend! I will post you all soon! :)

A Bit Rusty

Happy, happy Thursday! Remember me? It's been such a long time since I've posted I will totally understand if you don't! ;) First, I want to apologize for my abrupt and lengthy absence. Things have been so totally crazy here. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and well wishes. I'm so very sorry for not responding to everyone. I will confess to not actually checking my email until this week. I've been trying to wade through the thousands of emails...seriously, is that even possible? Most is junk mail. But, man, there is a TON!.... Thank you so much! You all do not have any idea just how special you are to me. This has been a really crazy time for us and it's been wonderful reading all of your uplifting words and messages. I really am so very lucky to have such wonderful, caring friends. :) Thank you!

On to a bit of Unity! It's been a really long time since I've stamped so I was really feeling rusty when I sat down at my desk to start working. I wasn't even sure where to start. So I pulled out one of my favorite pictures and decided to put together a quickie layout with this months KOTM. You can see the whole kit at Unity. Here's my layout.....

Sorry, this is just a wee bit crooked. It's been rainy and overcast the last few days's that time of year in Indy! We may not see the sun for another six more months! Yikes! I have issues trying to photograph these in my light tent....but you get the idea. I really, really love the block stamps with the sentiments and so was inspired by them for this layout. 'Simply*be*who*you*are'. Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by! It's really good to be back to creating. I will catch up with you all soon!