A Saturday Share

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I got an unexpected box this week from the UPS guy. I opened it to find a couple a copies of the current issue of Cricut magazine.

This part made me smile

There are times I never thought this was possible but a really great friend told me keep trying. I am really glad I listened to her. I can't wait to show this to Lily some day. How cool is it that she's in a magazine.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Celebrating a Royal Day

Friday, April 29, 2011

Well it's official, Prince William and Kate Middleton are now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!
What a beautiful ceremony it was and I am so thankful for Tivo because there is no way I could have stayed up to watch. I think Kate's dress was just stunning and was only as stunning as the girl who was wearing it made it. As a mom I dream of my daughter and son's wedding days and I can only imagine that Diana is smiling down on William and Harry today and her heart bursting with love and admiration for William and his new bride.

Today also couldn't have been a more perfect day to share my Clear Scraps/Imaginisce project with you.

I used one page of an 8x8 clear album to instead create a wall  monogram fit for a princess, my little princess Lily to be exact. I used paper and punch outs from the Enchanted collection.

Now come check out the design team's creations with their Clear Scraps albums at the Imaginisce blog. Yep there's even a Royal prize up for grabs! Have a beautiful weekend friends!

Get em while you still can!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello friends! Today we are reminding you all that these stamps are retiring on April 29th! Make sure your first stop today is the Unity blog here to get all the deets.
Yes it's been real and it's been fun creating with these early Unity gems. Oh looking thru my gallery brought back sweet memories! I found a fun layout I created with one of the retirees, Owl Be Mine

It all started with a simple act of kindness....

 My favorite day of the week is Hip Hop

OK get out your hankies cause here's where it gets real. I found Unity surfing the net for challenge sites because I had newborn baby girl and was seriously fighting the baby blues. I had worked full time since the age of 16 and here I was home with a baby and no one to talk to so I turned to the internet to try to connect to people. Well in my search I came across the Hip Hop and Oh did it make me happy! So many sweet ladies to chat with, cute and fun stamps to win every week! I swear my early Unity was all freebies (thanks for that too!) and boy was I thankful! Giving up my management salary left us clippin coupons and having date night with the Tivo so expendable income for crafty stamps was not in the budget. 
Ok...so flash forward to a random Hip Hop where Ang and the gang are chattin up CHA and I'm like "what's CHA?" and I swear I heard  gasp come thru cyber space because as soon as Ang found out I had never been...well she offered up a ticket into the show. That ticket is the very one I refer to as my "golden ticket" so I went, I saw, I hugged new friends and here I am years later a designer for this amazing company! Dreams really do come true! Thanks for believing in me Ang. 

I gotta tell ya, this is still only the beginning for me...OK...if you made it thru all that, you ROCK!

 Now head on over to Stephanie's blog

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More jewels on Day 3

 Hello friends! Our i-Rock release continues today on the Imaginisce blog. I can't say enough about the i-Rock and how awesome it is to be able to bling just about anything.These hot rocks are so fun and easy to apply to everything you'd like to add a little shine to.

Today I have a project to share with you. I picked up a shirt on clearance a Target and used the Large flourish to create a pattern along the collar.

 This shirt took me about an hour from start to finish to create. I laid the template down where I wanted it on the shirt and used a Zig black pen to mark dots where the bling would go. Once dot for the small, 2 dots for the medium and 3 dots for the large hot rocks.

Here's another quick project

I used the Little Cutie paper to Modge Podge onto canvas. Then I used my Cricut Expression and the Cindy Loo font cart for the monogram. In the cut out I added the new Hot rock glitter compact to accent the Monogram.
Make sure you head over to the Imaginisce blog for your chance to win some of these fabulous new products! Thanks for stopping by today!

Bling Bling and even more BLING!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oh yes...Imaginisce has the bling bling baby! Just check out these latest styles below! Guess what friends? You can win them! Head on over to the Imaginisce blog. Hurry you only have a few days left to enter. Winner announced at the end of the week!

Guest Design work for The Girl's Loft

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hello friends! I am so excited to share some work I created for my Guest Design spot for The Girl's Loft. I love The Girl's Paperie collections so when I got my April Jubilee kit in the mail I dove in!

It's a Girl card sentiment from Unity Stamp Co.

 Happily ever after card, sentiments by Unity Stamp Co.

I added some Eyelet Outlet Dove brads to "hold" my banner and some American Crafts Thickers hearts and corner frames

 Here's a fun layout I scrapped of some pics of Miss Erin and I from CHA. I just love this girl!

 And finally a little altered goodie since Mother's Day is just around the corner, May 8th!

I really enjoyed Guest Designing for The Girl's Loft. A huge thanks to Margie for asking me and the fantastic kit!
Have a crafty day!

Piece it together challenge part two

Monday, April 18, 2011

 Hello friends! Today at the Imaginisce blog we are showing more of our peice it together challenge projects from the Design Team. I created this card with our Garden Party collection and my Cindy Loo Cricut cart and Cricut Expression machine. It's pretty easy to piece the images together after you  use some great adhesive. I like to use Glue Arts 3D Extreme Adhesive Squares on my paper piecing projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday Challenge news

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hello friends! I'm excited to share with you that My Little Shoebox has a new challenge posted over at our blog. I hope you'll accept and create with us. I would love to see what you create with your MLS Farmers Market product! There are 3 categories and 3 prizes up for grabs. Head on over here to check it out! Here's some creations I made with Farmers Market.

 Being silly with Erin at CHA

Here's a card I submitted for Paper Crafts Sketches using Farmer's Market call that did not make the cut

I hope you've had a crafty weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Hello Friday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hello friends! So glad that it's Friday. I have been pretty busy at home with my new daycare baby who is 4 months old, my own 3 1/2 year old that's into everything these days and lots of crafting deadlines. Not sure if many of you know but I provide private care for one infant in my home so that I can be home for my own children. I love doing this because it's a win/win for both of us moms. I got a new daycare baby a week ago and she is so sweet. I'd love to show you all a pic of her soon but I need to ask permission from her mom first.
Lily has been wonderful adjusting to a baby in the house and the sweetest thing ever is that when we were out shopping last night she asked me to buy her a baby she saw in the store that had a bottle and teddy bear. She told me "Mommy I need to feed that baby!" I snapped a pic of her this morning with her new baby who she has appropriately named "Baby"

So today I wanted to share with you that Unity has a new challenge site! 

Here's the deets on this week's challenge!
We have a NEW challenge for the next 30 days for you to play along with!
                                and it's all about the BIRDS!

So make a card or other stamped project
incorporating a bird or birds!
(Challenge ends on May 14th)

Your reward?

FREE KIT of your choice valued at $45 or under

So just create a card and link it up! Easy Peasy friends!
Have a beautiful weekend!

Hip Hop Hello Ippity Chicks!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hip hello friends! We are so excited that our design team has joined with the Ippity design team and we are now all designing for Unity as one! I have been lucky enough to have met some of the Ippity chicks and they are crazy talented sweet girls! Make sure you start the hop over at Unity's blog to see what Angela has to share with you today.
In honor of the Ippity/Unity girls joining together I created a card with the sentiment from the Ippity Set Regal Greetings 

Now before I send you on your way, here's another look at this month's KOTM! If you want to find out how you can get a fabulous set of stamps in your mailbox each month click here for the deets!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Now hop on over to Stephanie's blog

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Imaginisce Little Cutie Day 2

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hello friends! It's Day 2 of the Imaginisce Little Cutie release.

Our design team has created some adorable projects for you at the blog and there is another chance to get your hands on these collections too! Make sure you pop on over by clicking the icon at the bottom of my post today.

 I scrapped this pic of my friend Dominique's little boy Dylan. He is such a cutie and a few years older now. I used my Cricut Expression and the Simply Sweet cart to cut the yellow stars from the Imaginisce packaging. Yep I am a re-use and re-cycle kinda girl!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Imaginisce Little Cutie Release Party

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hello friends! Today we are kicking off the Little Cutie Release party at the Imaginisce blog!

We're starting off with the Little Cutie girl collection. Here's a quick and easy banner I created

I used the packaging from Little Cutie stickers and cut the banners with the Straight from the Nest cartridge and my Cricut Expression. For the font I used the Simply sweet cartridge. Make sure you head on over to the Imaginisce blog to see what the girls have created with this collection today! And of course there's gonna be tons of prizes so don't miss out!

I'll be back tmr with another layout with the Little Cutie boy collection!

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