Hip... Hop... Relax

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hip Hop Hello friends! It's another fabulous Hip Hop at Unity. What's going on this week you ask? Well how about this for a sale...

Today I am sharing some projects I created for publications that did not get picked up with Unity's January KOTM Heart and Soul.

For being there card

I used new paper from My Little Shoebox (Happy go Lucky) and We R Memory Keepers (Anthologie) for this card and some Glimmer Mist. I have to say that after trying all of the mists on the market right now, I still feel that Tattered Angels is the best. That's just my opinion. I stamped the beautiful butterfly image in white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder so it would stand out.

To my heart Tag

I stamped the heart from the January SMAK kit on this Jillibean Soup Kraft tag and layered  the to my heart tag stamped image from the January KOTM and this glittered flower from Imaginisce. Fabric flowers look great when you add Martha Stewart's chunky glitter to them.

I really like how both of these projects turned out and they were fun to create. That's it for today friends. Thank you so much for joining us for Hip Hop! I know Chris and Angela are going to have a wonderful well deserved vacation! Pick up something nice for yourself at Unity and remember to enter the code RELAX!

 Now head onto Stephanie's blog and see what she has created for you today!

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Cotton Tail Easter tags

Hello friends! Easter is almost here and every year I use the same Easter Basket for my kids to set by their beds for the Easter Bunny. 
Of course Scott's basket is ridiculously large since he was an only child for 10 years before we were blessed with his baby sister. 
Each year I also make special Easter tags to hang on their baskets so this year I used the Cotton Tail collection from We R Memory Keepers to create a tag perfect for each of my kids. 

For Scott 

For Lily 

Here's how they look hanging on the their baskets

I used my We R Memory tool kit to create these fun tags. I love this easy to use and perfect for my stash little kit. I even made a quick video to show you all you can do with the tool kit. 

Take a look

That's it for my Wednesday post! I hope you enjoy your day and create something fun for Easter!

More cards from My Little Shoebox

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hello friends! I love the Lovely Day collection from My Little Shoebox. This month my assignment for MLS was to make some cards with this spring colored collection. I posted a few I made earlier in the month here. And here at the rest what I came up with using some of my favorite stamps by Unity Stamp Co. 

 Thank You Card

 Stamped image from Unity Stamp Co. Patterned paper from the Lovely Day collection.

 Love believes...Card

Stamped image Unity Stamp Co. Patterned paper MLS Lovely Day, Spellbinders Die

Short and sweet for Tuesday! Have a creative day friends!

Some Easter cards featuring the Cotton Tail collection

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hello friends. I hope you're all enjoying your Monday so far. It rained so hard here yesterday and I am really enjoying the sunshine we have now this afternoon here in LA. I know I'm spoiled only have to deal with one day of heavy rains but there is just something different with the way the sun shines after it rains.
It's hard to believe that we'll be celebrating Easter soon. Our family has an annual egg hunt over at my mother in laws house and the kids just love it. I usually make a few cards to send off to the Mom's in our family and since I had some free time yesterday with hubby out playing Bingo, I decided to get creative with the Cotton Tail collection from We R Memory Keepers. 

Believe in the Bunny

 Supplies: Patterned paper from the Cotton Tail collection: Easter Basket. Stickers and Chipboard Stickers and Some Bunny stamp set.

Happy Easter

Supplies: Patterned paper from the Cotton Tail collection: Color me Plaid and Polka Dots, Cotton Tail stickers. We R Bakers Twine purple. Cotton Tail glitter brads.

I love creating with this collection because there is a lot of purple in it and I looove purple! Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp of the Week: Week 12

Sunday, March 25, 2012

hello friends! It's Sunday and time for a brand new Stamp of the Week from Unity Stamp Co. This week's stamp is a favorite of mine so far and it's created by the very talented : Joslyn Nielson 

Here's a sample I made with this darling stamp! 

Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Glitter cardstock & Rhinestones: Doodlebug Designs,  Ribbon: Offray

Did you know that you could be getting these fabulous stamps for only $5.79 {which includes shipping} each week. A new SOTW delivered to your door for a great price! Sign up here today.

This card makes me smile, especially on a rainy and cold day that we're having here in Southern California. 

I hope you enjoy your Sunday and find some time to craft something special!


It's Thank You Thursday!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hello friends! It's Thank You Thursday at the Ella Blog today and we're encouraging you to send a note of thanks to someone you care about today. Doodlebug Designs sponsored our team with some wonderful goodies to create some thank you's. Here's what I made.

Supplies: Doodlebug Stickers, glitter paper, 3D stickers, cardstock and patterned paper. 

 These cards were inspired by cards in this eBook, 31 Thank You cards from Ella Publishing. 

 You can download your copy here for only $5 thru the end of the month! 

We've been celebrating all week long over at the Ella blog and there are 4 chances for you to win 4 different Doodlebug prizes! Just start on Monday's post and leave a comment on each Thank You post for your chance. Hurry! You've only got til Friday March 23rd at Midnight mountain standard time.

Today is my Birthday! I'd like to say Thank You to all my friends and blog visitors who visit me everyday. I really appreciate you taking time to stop by and leave me all the sweet comments you do everyday. So...I have a copy to give away of the newest eBook from Ella Publishing, Stamping Secrets: 7 sensational stamp sets used 21 ways. This is my first every eBook with Ella Publishing and I'm really proud to be featured along with these super talented ladies.

Leave a comment here on this post and tell me who you'd like to thank today. I'll choose one lucky commenter to win a free copy of this eBook and the two Thank You cards that I made featured in this post.

Thanks everyone for visiting! Have a creative day!

First Day of Spring

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hello friends! How did you spend your first day of Spring today? I wanted to share a layout I created with the new Cotton Tail collection from We R Memory Keepers that is shipping into your favorite scrapbook stores this month. These are last year's first day of Spring pictures I took of my little girl. We have some beautiful hydrangea bushes in front of our apartment and they matched nicely with Lily's hello Kitty Dress.

First Day of Spring

Supplies: Cotton Tail patterned paper: Polka Dots, Color Me Plaid, Easter basket, Seedling, Bunny Tail, Wild Flowers. Cotton Tail Layered Chipboard, glitter brads, bakers twine Aqua and Sew Easy tool.

I love creating with the Sew Easy tool. I used it here to stitch across the punched boarder U layered over the banners I cut from different patterned papers. I also love creating with our glitter brads. You could say that I am addicted to them...just a little.

And before I got I want to mention that We R is having a fun Birthday card challenge that's running thru March 31st! Click the image to enter your card.


Thanks for stopping by!


Some fun things to share that were on HSN this week

Friday, March 16, 2012

Hello friends. Did you watch National Craft month on HSN yesterday? Andrew from We R Memory Keepers was on talking up the new Lucky 8 punches and Sew Ribbon tool yesterday. There are some great deals for these products so check them out over here at HSN!

I love creating with We R Memory Keepers products and I was assigned a few things to create for the show. Here's a look at my Lucky 8 punch assignments.

You are truly amazing

A fun little gift box I created

and a card with the Sew Ribbon tool

and a layout where I made some lollipop flowers and used the Sew Ribbon to look like leaves on them with a bit of twine tied around.

This tool is SO fun! I'm excited to share that I will be teaching a Sew Ribbon card class with the new Anthologie collection at the Great American Scrapbook Convention this summer. I am super excited!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Hip Hop Happy St .Patty's Day (a little early)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hello friends! It's a pre-St. Patrick's Day sale at Unity! Look we've even gone green like the Chicago River...well the Unity logo has that is...

So here's what's going on...

ALL ORDERS over $17 will get to choose one of TWO BRAND NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN itty bitty stamps! They are SO CA-UTE - we will show you this coming THURSDAY!

Here are the 17 kits that will ALL be marked at $9.77 next week - SOON I will also list the 17 itty bitty stamps that will be marked at $2.77.

Oh Happy Day
With Sympathy
Key to Joy
The Right Words
Quiet Essence
A Mother's Love
Life Becoming
Naturally You
Moments in Bloom
Throughout All...
Roots &Wings
Bold Insight
Sew Cute
Total Cuteness
All About the Journey
Ticket to Life
Delight in Beauty

Wow! Great deals huh! I'll have a cute sample of the itty bitty for you here in the morning. My camera battery died on me this afternoon...I know... SHAZBOT!

Update: I had to take a pic with my iPhone. Not the best but better than not at all right? LOL

In the meantime it's off to see Stephanie!

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Creating is fun/ Ippity Blog Hop!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hello and thanks for stopping by! Today Creating is Fun and our very own Ippity Chick, Maria have teamed up to bring you a fun little hop! 

 You could win some FREE IPPITY STAMPS and a $25 Gift Certificate to the Creating Is Fun shop here! Right now - all TRIMS/LACES in the shop are 30% off! One of our DT members is an Ippity Chick, click to Maria's blog to learn more and order your Ippity all in one spot! Everybody needs a Ippity chick in their crafty lives!

 Here's what I created with the cute little Ippity stamp Maria sent me 

I love making my own goodie bags. These were purchased at Michaels and I cut them down to 5 inches and use the deep edge Martha Stewart punches to make them fun.  For this one I used a button and some ribbon from the Creating is fun store. The tag was stamped with the Ippity image and is perfect! I added a little banner stamp and sentiment from Anna Griffin's new stamp set to make it festive!

Thanks for joining in our fun!

Now head on over to see Bonnie!

**P.S. It's Take 12 today scroll down to see my Take 12 Post reminder!! **


Card creating with Lovely Day

Happy Monday friends! I love Mondays because they feel like a fresh start,to everything that did not go well in the past week. I always feel so optimistic at the beginning of the week. We are having a lot of fresh starts around here lately. 

The hubby has started a new job and is already raking in commission for several sales he landed last week. I am personally enjoying the hot business look he's rocking as he leaves the house every morning. It was that look that hooked me when we first met and the fact that he made me laugh so much. I still remember when I opened the door of my apartment and there he was standing in my doorway looking totally hot and ready to take me off the the Hollywood Bowl for a date. Yep my man looks good in business attire. 

Today I am sharing a few cards I made using the new Lovely Day collection from My Little Shoebox. 


 Supplies: patterned paper and sentiment: MLS Lovely Day; stamped image: Unity Stamp Co.; dies: Spellbinders; Stickers: Recollections; Stickles

 Good Luck my friend

Supplies: Patterned paper: MLS Lovely Day; ribbon: American Crafts
Dies:Spellbinder;Misc: felt flowers; Stamp: Studio G

 Happy Birthday

Supplies: patterned paper and stickers: MLS Lovely Day; ribbon: Offray; stamped sentiment: Studio G  

I love this sunny little card and I was inspired to use the 3D flower for a sun from my fellow design team member Norine Borys's Nothing but Blue Skies layout she made for CHA. You can check out her blog The Velvet Lemon

and just a little reminder....

It's March 12th!

Don't forget to take your Take 12 photos! 

Use coupon code TAKE12MAR on Monday, March 12 only, to save 12 percent on any two items*—including the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit and the Take Twelve Templates.

*One coupon per person. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes or gift certificates. Excludes gift certificates.

 Have a fantastic day!

New Stamp of the Week at Unity!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's week #10 and Unity Stamp Co. has a brand new Stamp of the Week. Here's a look at Blooming Mama's day. 

And a bright and cheery lil card I made with the new stamp.

Supplies: Patterned paper from My Little Shoebox's Lovely Day collection, Die: Spellbinders, Ribbon: American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Markers: Copic, Misc: Stickles

To sign up for your Stamp of the Week, please visit the Unity Stamp Co. Stamp of the Week blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Finding a little time to blog

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I have not had the time I would like to blog lately. I've been really busy working on various projects that I have going on and taking care of my sweet girl who first had the flu and then came down with a terrible cold/cough. Then the little girl I care for got the flu too so it was two weeks of sick little ones around here but we came thru it fine and once again this Momma who does not believe in the flu shot has yet again not gotten the flu from the kids. So in between runny noses and other fun stuff I was crafting away on some fun things I can share with you today. 

Did you see Anna Griffin's HSN show last week? She had some really fun new banner stamps and other fabulous new products to share. I really loved her new Banner clear stamps set. Here's a card I created using the new stamps.

I also created a fun gift box with the little boy paper from Anna and her new Gift tag and stamp set.

 The new All Occasion self adhesive vellum quotes were my favorite tho! 
They sold out immediately!

I also finished up some projects for We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punches. Andrew will be on HSN this Tuesday March 13th @ 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM Eastern time. Here's a little sneak of one of my Lucky 8 projects.

Here's a Stamp of the Week project I made for Unity Stamp Co.

An Easter gift bag with We R Memory Keepers Cotton Tail collection and Spellbinders dies.

Isn't he just adorable!

That's all I got for now friends. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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