New brads and ribbon from Eyelet Outlet

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hey friends. Today I have some fun cards to share with you that I made using some new products from Eyelet Outlet for the show in Germany that Suzanne is exhibiting at this weekend.

Her new brads and matching ribbon are adorable and fun to create with. Here's a look at some of the samples.

Thanks for being such a great sport!

I used the Bella/Unity co branded Making the Team set to create this card and the fun soccer brads from Eyelet Outlet.

You're such a Treat!

For this card I used my Cricut and the cute new ant brads from Eyelet Outlet

For this card I used the fun strawberry brads and matching grosgrain ribbon.

And finally my favorite card, some fun Prima felt these adorable winking owls.

That's it for today! Can't wait to share some of my CHA creations with you after the show. It's been fun creating with all these new products!

Moxie Fab Map to Your Heart Challenge

Monday, January 23, 2012

I love playing along with Cath's Moxie Fab World challenges and this week has been really busy for me but I had to ink up this stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. because it was perfect for this challenge! If you didn't see this challenge no worries, you've still got time to create a card and upload it before tonight's deadline. You can read all the details about the Map to Your Heart challenge here on the Moxie Fab blog.

Here's my card

Supplies: Stamp: Unity Stamp Co. Co-Branded Simple Stories Travel Notes set. Patterned paper from October Afternoon, Embellishments from American Crafts, Washi Tape from Love My Tapes. Ribbon by Papertray Ink.

It's pretty wet over here in Southern California today so I'm hanging out in my jammies and slippers, making more cards while the girls are playing on the floor. Some are for the Stamp it call from Paper Crafts, you can read about the current call over here. Have a great day!

Fleur Rouge from Anna Griffin

It's pouring rain here in Southern California and I am hangin out in my jammies busy finishing up work for CHA this week.
I don't know if you watch HSN but Anna Griffin had some beautiful new products on air and I wanted to share my favorite, the Fleur Rouge Designer kit

Supplies: Pattern paper, tag and 3D stickers: Anna Griffin Fleur Rouge collection, EK Success border punch, Spellbinders lacey squares die.

Have a great day and if you're in So Cal stay dry and be careful out there.

Unity Stamp of the Week January 22nd

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hello friends! I'm putting up a quick post to share the new Unity Stamp of the Week that released today! Here it is... 

Here's a sample I created using this cute stamp! 

 Supplies: Basic Grey patterned paper, Recollection white flowers, Spellbinders Die, May Arts ribbon, Copic markers.

If you're interested in signing up for Unity's Stamp of the Week and you'd like to find out how it works then head on over here.

Have a great week!

Hip Hop with a little inspiration from....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yep you read that correctly! We're putting a spin on Hip Hoppin today with a theme! We thought you might need a new kind of inspiration with your Unity rubbah so the Design Team members have picked images from Pinterest and created a card, project or layout based on these images. If you haven't started the Hip Hop yet then head on over to the Unity blog first and find out what the scoop for today is!

OK...are you ready for my inspiration?

From the Pinboard of Katie Abel

Original image from the House of which is one of my favorite blogs to get lost on.'s my layout that I created using the Unity SMAK February kit! (see kit image below) and using a sketch from Page Maps.

Supplies: Crate Paper Random collection (Paper Posies November KOTM) Misc: heart doily and Maya Road kraft tag.

The image I chose inspired me to create a shabby chic feel on my layout of my daughter's first haircut. Yes she really was 4! I know what you're thinking...WOW 4 years without a haircut?? Yea, call me crazy but I could not bring myself to cut the hair that was at the end of her hair because it took her so long to get that precious head of hair.

So before I send you on your way today, do you know about SMAK? Learn about it here!

February SMAK kit

Now it's time to visit Stephanie!
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Day 3 of reveal week at My Little Shoebox

It's day 3 and we're sharing another collection with you today! I love love love Up in the Trees. Well I love the past as well. Can you have more than one favorite?? 

Visit the My Little Shoebox blog all week long and share the post via Facebook and Twitter and comment on each reveal post for your chance to win the featured collection before you can buy it in stores. Good Luck!

It's reveal week at My Little Shoebox!

Monday, January 16, 2012


Head over to the My Little Shoebox blog to see the entire collection and get your chance to win it before you can buy it in stores!!

Have a creative day friends!

Lucky 8 fun

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hello friends. It's been a busy couple of weeks in my craft room as CHA is quickly approaching and I have been craftng away. I am so excited to see many of my crafty friends who are coming from all over the U.S. for this fun show. I know it's a bummer that local scrappers can't join us since you have to be a member of the Craft and Hobby Association or affiliated in some way to attend. I agree with your pain and hope that CHA will bring back the Consumer show. Don't worry tho, I'll have lots of photos to share with you of new products, new companies and lots of neck hugs! 

Today I'm excited that I get to share some work I did for the upcoming We R Memory Keepers show on HSN. We R Memory Keepers has some great deals on their products thru HSN if you want to check it out the Scrapbooking products.

One of the products they'll be featuring is the newly released Lucky 8 punch! There are 6 different punches and I was given this one to work with.

Here's a couple projects I created with the Homemade Pie Lucky 8 punch. 

A Cute purse project using our Love Struck Collection

A layout featuring a 12x12 sheet of paper cut into a die cut using the Lucky 8 punch.

 And finally a fun card.

I must admit that I am a bit addicted and I'll be looking forward to adding some more of these Lucky 8 punches to my scrapbook stash.

Don't forget to look for the upcoming Scrapbooking Show on HSN January 17th!

Have a creative weekend!

Take 12! and so it begins...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hello friends! Did you start the Ella Publishing Take Twelve Photo Challenge today? If you forgot no worries, it's not too late to sign up and I won't tell that you took your photos after the 12th (it'll be our little secret) Get all the details here. You're going to love this challenge and when you look back over the next year's adventures you'll be glad you gave it a go!
I have been SO busy and today I had to wrap up a project for a deadline. Here's one of my photos from today.

Yep this is a hot mess and I was busy today that's for sure but I got the project done in time and they loved it so it was a success! I'll just leave this mess til the morning.

Hope you had fun taking your 12 photos today! I'll share more later...I'm exhausted.

Hello friends! Here's the winner of the 

Blogger Cassie said...
How exciting! Congratulations!! =)
January 9, 2012 3:09 PM

Congratulations Cassie! Email me and I'll give you instructions for claiming your prize.

I'm delighted...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

to share that I've been chosen as an... 

 And even more delighted to get to know and work with these talented ladies that embark on this new adventure with me!

I knew 2012 was going to be an exciting year.

To celebrate I get to give away a free 2012 Take Twelve Project Kit!

The goal of the 2012 Take Twelve Project is to take 12 photos on the 12th day of each month for a full 12 months—and scrapbook them! You can join in the fun any month of the year, but we hope you'll join in starting January 12. 

The kit includes ideas for what photos to take, as well as a variety of sketches you can use to create your 12 layouts. There are even journaling tags and calendars you can print and include on your page.

Or maybe you'll create a mini album that uses your 12 photos as a 4x6 photo collage. There are lots of ideas for that, too! 

Leave a comment below by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) on Tuesday for your chance to win the 2012 Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit. I'll randomly select a winner and announce their name here on Wednesday. 

Good luck!

If you'd like more information about the 2012 Take 12 Challenge, visit

Now available from We Are Memory Keepers

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hello friends. I've been on a blog hiatus of sorts the past week because I have been so very busy creating samples for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Trade show as well as some other projects. I am really excited that the show will be back in the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim this year and that I get to see so many of my crafty friends coming from all over the globe!

Today I have a layout to share from We R memory Keepers that I made awhile ago but this collection did not release until this month but debuted at Summer CHA in Chicago. It's called Good Day Sunshine.

Supplies: Patricia Die Cut, Patterned paper: Donna, Ann and Cindy. Good Day Sunshine Embossed Stickers and Chipboard accents, Recollections Rhinestones, MFT flower die.

Here's a couple of cards I made too!


Look for this collection in stores now! Thanks for stopping by.

Hip Hop ippity Sneak!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello friends and Unity friends! It's another Hip Hop full of fabulous inspiration from our talented design team! 

For the next two Unity Hip Hops the Unity DT girls are going to share

some "Stamping Resolutions" with you..

Starting this Hip Hop and all year long I want to learn to master my Copic markers! Often I am really intimidated by these beautiful markers and what they can do. So this year I pledge to color more of my images, learn some blending techniques and add more markers to my little can {wink} 

New Ippity Sneak "Bee" Better Together! 

Now make sure you head on over to the Unity Website on the weekend to see all the newest ippity releases.. you are going to just love them all!! 

Also a little announcement from Angela about something new:

RELEASING THIS WEEKEND! - We are VERY EXCITED about the NEW YEAR CHANGE with {ippity} stamps by Unity! Starting this weekend {ippity} will be available on the UNITY WEBSITE! Once the WEBSITE IS READY and all tuned up for this change over - All YOU will have to do is CLICK ON the photo of YOUR Favorite {ippity} CHICK - and BUY your favorite {ippity} stamps from there...HERE is something MORE LOVELY! ...if you would like to add UNITY STAMPS to your order YOU CAN! ALSO - Starting SOON - ANY Unity DISCOUNT CODE used in combination with your order of {ippity} WILL WORK, including Unity Kit Member 25% discount codes. It is going to be UNITY SIMPLIFIED - making our {ippity} line available through your favorite {ippity} chick - RIGHT on the Unity website and SHIPPED TO YOU directly through Unity!

Now onto visit Stephanie!

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Creating is FUN!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying the 2nd day of our New Year! I'm kicking off the New Year with a fun new team! The very sweet and kind Martha Pineda has a fabulous Zibbits store Creating is Fun. 
She's added me to her team of talented designers and I am thriiled to be creating with such beautiful products. I love shabby chic and vintage and Martha has some amazing things at great prices in her store!

 Here's a fun tag I created with some of the products available 
in the store and the new Unity Stamp Company KOTM.

 Now I'm the end of the designer blog tour. If you are just stopping by then make your way thru all the designers blogs by clicking these links below. If you have already visited them then head on over to our Facebook Fan Page.
And for your efforts of sharing our news today if you LIKE the FB'll have a chance to win $25.00 gift certificate to spend in the Creating is FUN store once we reach 150 fans!!

Now go spread the news! 

                                                                     Carrie Corbin 

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                                                                      Ashley Newell

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