Thursday, January 28, 2010

Unity Thursday

Margarita Moments. That's one of the new stamps that Unity released at CHA. This is such a fun set! We have a little 'Flamingo Friday' in my neck of the woods so I am thinking this set is going to come in handy! ;) I inked it up for this Unity Thursday. Take a peek.....

Be sure and check out the Unity blog for this weeks specials. I will post you all soon!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Doing a little catch up around here and decided to put together a layout of my youngest. Ok...he's turning three pretty soon and this layout is from his first birthday. Hmm....a little behind? ;) Oh well, I am working on catching up. I was so excited to see that Crate Paper had a little contest going on. Create a layout using their product and you can be entered to win their new lines! ACK! I LOVE Crate Paper! So here's what I came up with......

You can check out the new Crate Paper blog here for all of the deets.

Thanks for stopping by! I will post you all soon!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simply Vintage

Hey Peeps! It's Stamp Simply time. This weeks challenge...vintage. You can get all of the deets over at Sharon's blog while you are checking out her fabulous sample. I decided to use a little something from Making Memories Vintage collection for this one to create a baby card. Take a peek....

Here's a close up of the cute heart.....

I really love the crinkle paper behind the heart. It's one of my favorite elements of this embellishment.

Be sure and check out the rest of the team......Which I would list but for some reason I am not able to copy and paste with the links attached. We just updated the internet explorer so I have to cut and paste my images now. I'm guessing there is a trick to copying the link list but that is for another day! When I am not dragging myself to bed! ;) Soooooo tired! We had a no school day here. We woke up to freezing rain. I'm not sure I remember this type of thing in the entire time I've lived in Indiana. So weird! I will take snow over ice any day!

I'm off. I will post you all soon. I'm not sure if I will be posting before Monday. Big game this weekend! Go Colts!

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

For Carter

My son has a little special something going on at school today. They are starting a writing assignment and his teacher asked for some help from the parents. She sent home a piece of card stock and asked for us to add some things that represent Carter. I love a chance to do a little scrapbooking so I decided to just go with it! I pulled out some of my favorite Crate Paper and of course my favorite Unity Stamps! ....and here you go.....

I hope he likes it when he gets the chance to see it. They will be 'unveiled' at school at some point. Talk about pressure! ;) lol....given that he will be opening this in front of all of his friends I worry just a tad about getting to 'cutsey'. You know what I mean. I should be good. There's no pink, flowers, or ribbon. Right? ;)

Be sure and check out the Unity blog for all of todays specials.

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Stamps of Life Challenge

It's time for a challenge from The Stamps of Life! Our challenge today to combine digital images with stamped images. FUN! I created 'patterned' paper with my digital images and then stamped the sentiment. EPLS. Take a peek....

Be sure and check out the rest of the team.....

Deb Felts, Joana Studer, Vicki Garrett , Laura Williams, Stephanie Barnard, and Jeanne Streiff.

You can check out the rest of the Stamps of Life images at the site here.

Hope you have a great day! Post you soon! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Flower Soft!

It's oh so sweet! I LOVE the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft and things just got even better! ....NEW stamps! I really love getting new rubbah! I really LOVE the new images! They are smaller than previous Flower Soft stamps and every stamp comes with its own sheet of Kling-On! How cool is that! Here's my sneak of this new upcoming release.....

Can't wait till Feb 1! We've got so much in store for you! :) Be sure and check out the rest of the team.....

Jeanne Streiff
Barb Schram
Deb Saaranen

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Simple Flair

It's time for another Stamp Simply challenge and this week I am combining it with the Unity Friends with Flair. How fun is that! ;) This weeks challenge is to create a little something 'springy'. You can find all of the deets on Sharon's blog.

I pulled out some of my favorite Bo Bunny for this one along with one of my MOST favorite Unity sets! Take a peek.....

Now head on over to see what the rest of the team came up with.....
Michelle Woerner, December Guest DesignerJanine OrchardJulie KoerberAJ OttoTammy HershbergerDeb SaaranenBarbara AndersJenny GroppBarb Schram

Be sure and upload your beautiful creations to SCS using the keyword ssnotime122.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! :) Hugs!

Unity Thursday

Back with a quick post. I'm off to a Dr's appt so this one is going to be super quick! ;) I have a layout to share with you today using Unity's Scrapbooking Collage Collection. You can view the entire kit at the Unity site. It's CUTE! Here's my layout for today.....

Hope you are all having a wonderful Thursday! I will post you soon! :)


Monday, January 11, 2010

Flower Soft Ultra Fine .... Post nO.2

Back again with some NEW Flower Soft! Well, a bit more of the new! I've shared a few samples of the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft and today the design team has created more samples for you. I'm using Wishing Well. You can find this beautiful stamp here. The Flower Soft stamps are perfect for watercoloring but they work well with any other medium as well. Don't want to color? You can find this image finished for you by picking up the toppers. They are here.

So what's different with the new Ultra Fine FS? Both the regular and the Ultra Fine are great for adding dimension to your projects but the Ultra Fine will allow you to do so to much smaller images. You can get even great detail with this product. It's truly stunning! The new Ultra Fine is available on February 1.

Here's my sample for today.....

I really love this stuff! It is beautiful on anything! Some of the other design team members have created some samples for you today. Be sure and check them out.....

Jeanne Streiff
Deb Saaranen
AJ Otto

Hope you all enjoy your day! Hugs! :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday Gals ..... Post #1

Happy Monday....or soon to be....I'm going live just a bit early since I've got another post coming as well! I'm so excited to be participating with the Monday Challenge! What a perfect week to jump back in! This weeks challenge is to create a Clean & Simple card. Well, you know that CAS is one of my favorite styles so this week was so much fun for me! I used this weeks Card Positioning Systems sketch for this one. You can view the sketch over at the CPS blog. Here's my little card......

I used the digital kit Daisies 4 You from The Stamps of Life for this one. This is such a fun kit! The patterned paper, ribbon, and buttons are from PTI. I added some of the NEW....ok....soon to be released....Ultra Fine Flower Soft for the inside of the buttons. I LOVE the new Ultra Fine FS! It's so delicate. This will be available on Feb 1.

Be sure and check out the rest of the gals.....(Of course, if you are getting this prior to midnight you may need to check back in a bit).....

Brooke Lien

Maren Benedict

AJ Otto

Jimmi Mayo

Jeanne Streiff

I'll be back in a bit with a bit more Flower Soft. We are sneaking some peeks of the upcoming release. Be sure and check out the Flower Soft blog for more.

Post you soon!

All Digi

It's a first for me! I'm getting pretty accustomed to combining both digital and 'true' elements in my work. I actually really love working with digital images but have yet to actually create something completely digital. Well, today marks a first! An all digital layout! Wowzers, jump back! ;) While playing with some of my Stamps of Life images I just sort of let go and the next thing, it's an all digital layout! Take a peek....

I really had so much fun creating this! It was really easy! Hope you enjoy! I'm off! I will be back for more tomorrow! Hope you all enjoy your day!

Big hugs!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fun * Gi

It's time for a little more Unity. Today a sneak from the new store kit. You can get all of the deets over at the Unity site. This is such a cute kit! I really love it! One of my favorite sentiments from this kit is the ''. CUTE! Perfect for your Valentine! Here's what I came up with this one.....

LOVE that little 'shroom and the sentiment is a hoot! The paper is from Whate of a Tale from Sassafras. I colored the muchroom with my copics.

Sorry for the quickie post. At the time of writing this we are heading out to a basketball game and then to the sledding hill. Ok....well, all of the men in my house are. I'm curled up in bed...hopefully they let me sleep in.....I'm a bit under the weather.

Hope you all enjoy your day! Big hugs!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A New Love!

Hey Everyone! Back again. It's snowing here. Can I tell you how excited my kiddos were when they finally heard they would have a two hour delay in the morning? Can you remember the days of waiting to have school cancel or start late? They are so cute! It really makes me giggle! ;)
Ok....time for another Stamp Simply challenge and I am soooo excited to be using some NEW Flower Soft and Unity for this one! New Kit of the month and New super FINE Flower Soft! You can find the new Unity kit now over at the Unity site but the new Flower Soft will be introduced at CHA in just a couple of weeks with product ready for purchase Feb 1. You will not believe how AMAZING this is! I LOVE the new colors and just love how tiny each little 'flake' is. You can really create some amazing detailed creations with this!

Soooo....with this weeks Stamp Simply challenge:

Deets: ssnotime121 -- Love is in the Air - With Valentine's Day as our next major card-giving day on the horizon, let's get something ready to add to our stash. How about a card using a heart, Valentine or lovey-type theme -- no other rules -- let's just add to our stash with some hearts and/or lovey type cards -- and if you need a wedding card, this would be the perfect challenge for that too -- let's just love it up this week!!! No other rules - just run with it and have some fun!!! (Thank you, thank you, Sharon for typing that up for me! ;)) ....Sounds like fun, right?!

You can view Sharon's beautiful sample over at her blog and be sure and link up your beautiful creation there as well.

My sample......with a bit of Jillibean Soup......

I used the fine Flower Soft to outline the love sentiment. I really love how detailed this product is. You can find more information about Flower Soft at there website (specific product details on the fine Flower Soft coming Feb 1). You can find the new Unity KOTM at the Unity site.

Be sure and check out the rest of Sharon's team:

Michelle Woerner, December Guest Designer
Janine Orchard
Julie Koerber
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger
Deb Saaranen
Barbara Anders
Jenny Gropp
Barb Schram

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


Happy Thursday! Hope you are all having a wonderful day! We woke up to snow! Woohoo! We missed the big storm over Christmas break so the boys were so excited to wake up to lots of snow falling! They were bummed that they still had to go to school. ;) Maybe tomorrow they will get a snow day.

I've got a quick little something for you from Unity today using this months new Kit. Have you seen it? It's ADORABLE! I LOVE it! You can check it out as well as all of this weeks special over at the Unity site.

Here's what I created....

Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm off to pull the sleds out. Hopefully we will actually get to use them today!

Post you soon!

Monday, January 4, 2010


It's Monday and our first day back to school after this fun filled Christmas break. While we have had a great time, I must confess to being just a bit excited to have a little more 'me' much as you can have with a {nearly} three year old! ;) This morning I'm taking my youngest for donuts that he won't have to share and then we are going to spend some quality time doing whatever he wants....and hopefully somewhere in there I will find a quiet moment to breathe! ;) lol.

Today I'm happy to share some new Flower Soft with all of you. You know how much I LOVE Flower Soft. It's such a great embellishment to any project. This months challenge for the design team included using the new Hedgerow Friends toppers. While these toppers are perfect to use alone as a notecard I opted to cut them down slightly and add some of the super cute patterned paper that Flower Soft sells to create a notecard set. Take a peek......

The ribbon is from the our very own Sharon's store....she has such a HUGE supply! I used pink, orange, yellow, shamrock green and nut brown Flower Soft on my little toppers.

Be sure and check out the rest of the team....

Deb Saaranen

I will be back to post more tomorrow. A new year and hopefully a bit more time for blogging! ;) Things have been so crazy lately! I really miss sharing with all of you!

Also, be sure and check out the Flower Soft blog. You need to sign up to follow the blog and leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for your very own hedgehog toppers and a pot of Flower Soft.

Have a wonderful day! I will post you soon!

Big hugs!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! :)

2010! Wowzers! Can you believe it!? So what did you do to ring in the New Year? We've had a really low-key night here. It's been a fun night of games, popcorn, movies, and trying to see who could stay up the latest. I'm pretty sure I am going to lose! ;) I hope whatever your evening had in store it was it was a fun and safe time for you!

I've got a quick post for this weeks Stamp Simply challenge. This weeks challenge is to use anything 'new'. This could be something you've had for a while but just haven't used or something brand-spaken' new! I'm opting for the 'brand-spaken' new' category! ;) I have my hot little hands on one of the new stamp sets that The Stamps of Life is releasing this month. Take a peek....

You can get all of the deets on this weeks challenge on Sharon's blog and see her fabulous sample! Be sure to also check out the rest of the Stamp Simply team....

...if you are uploading to SCS be sure and use the keyword ssnotime120 so that we can keep all of our projects together.

You can see all about this months The Stamps of Life release at the blog. Soooo many stamps coming for you this month!

I'm off!

Happy New Year!