Love 2 Craft Giveaway

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hello friends! It's been a busy week here at the Smith home with the return of school. Scott started his Sophomore year by joining the HS marching band. And...our baby has officially started Kindergarten! It's been an emotional week for this momma to say the least. I wanted to share their first day pics.

Scott ready for his first day.

Lily ready for her first day.

They both had great weeks and like their teachers. These two make me so proud. I am honored to be their mom and so thankful I get to be present for these memories.

Now onto some scrappy stuff...

I'm sharing one last Love 2 Craft project before we move on next month to...

This collection is perfect for all the school photos you took this week.

Now I have a cute wall hanging I made using the Love 2 Craft collection and the new Mini 8 punch. I punched 6 different solid color cardstock sheets to create the banner and embellished with doilys and Love 2 Craft coordinating stickers and chipboard accents.

 Here's a closer look

I also used some fun gingham ribbon and colorful buttons to dress it up.

Now for the giveaway! I have some Love 2 Craft goodies left over that I'd like to get into one lucky winner's hands to have fun with. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me your plans for the holiday weekend. Leave an email address to if it's not on your blogger profile so I can find you.

If you'd like to follow my blog that would be awesome but it's not required for the giveaway.

You have til Monday night at midnight to leave a comment and I'll announce the winner Tuesday so be sure to come back to see if you won.

Have a great weekend every!

Unity New Release Hip Hop!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hello friends! Ohhh today is a treat! The whole team is Hip Hopping and I just know you have seen some beautiful things already cause this week at UNITY we are celebrating...

Brand NEW stamps at Unity!
{ippity} will SOON be blending RIGHT into the Unity Line! NEW LOOK! {coming SOON!}

In the meantime take advantage of getting YOUR NEW RELEASES on the unity website through one of your favorite gals.

PLUS we are FALLING into the Holidays!
Select Holiday Kits marked down up to 50% off! :)
Stock up NOW!

FREE GIFT with EVERY ORDER! {value $6.50}
PLUS a COUPON CODE for 35% off your NEXT Unity Purchase!
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I got this adorable guy to create with for today's hop

Supplies: Patterned paper: Webster's Pages, peppermint brads: Eyelet Outlet. Ribbon: misc

Next I whipped up another quick project with an adorable image by Angie Blom and sentiment from Joslyn Nielson

Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages. Flowers: Prima. Ribbon May Arts. Die: Papertray Ink Web die.

Adorable right?

That's it from me friends...

Now I'll send you over to Shilo's blog 

Paper Posies September kit reveal!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good afternoon! Paper Posies revealed the September kit and it's loaded wit My Mind's Eye yummies from The Sweetest Thing collection. Take a look at this amazing kit!

I loved working with this month's kit. The colors were so beautiful and everything really went well together. Here's a few cards and a project I made this month. 

I love the yellow and grey color combo so I used the project from Maya Road to create this wedding themed card.


This yellow floral paper was my favorite sheet of the collection. I easily paired it with some satin ribbon. I used the chipboard project to create a baby themed banner.

Here's a little closer look

If you're interested in becoming a member of Paper Posies then head on over here to find out all the info on how you can sign up.

That's it for today friends! Tomorrow I have some Love 2 Craft goodies to give away from We R Memory Keepers so be sure and come back by! 

Have a creative rest of your day!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hello friends! Hope you've had a crafty weekend so far. Mine has been really relaxing which was much needed. My daughter starts Kindergarten on Tuesday and my son is a Sophomore. I will admit it's a bit much for me to take in all at once but there is no denying that my kids are growing up. 
It's Sunday and you know that means we get to reveal the next Unity Stamp of the Week!

Week # 34

Everything with Style

 This week I was feeling yellow and blue so I used some of September Paper Posies kit to create my card for today's Stamp of the Week.

Supplies: Paper from My Mind's Eye The Sweetest thing collection, Ribbon May Arts, Pearls Recollection, Border punch Martha Stewart. 

Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a creative Sunday friends!

Stamping with Anna Griffin

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hello there. Is it really Friday already? The week really got away from me while I was working on assignments for Anna Griffin. Did you catch Anna's QVC UK show yesterday? If you missed it you can view the videos here. She has some beautiful things coming soon.

Today I am sharing a few cards I made with Anna Griffin's Self Inking Stamper Ink pad & Stamps. 
These are really easy to use to create your own background paper with the self inking stamper and guide that comes with the set. Here's a few samples.

For my friend

Thank You


 Pretty squares



Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday I'll be posting about the giveaway I mentioned earlier in the week. 

Have a great weekend!

Love 2 Craft cards

Monday, August 20, 2012

Good afternoon! I love Mondays, it's a fresh slate... a do over...the beginning of the week. So this week I have lots planned to accomplish which includes blogging more. Today I am sharing some cards I made with We R Memory Keepers Love 2 Craft collection and stamps.

Keep Calm & Craft

 I used a few scissor brads from Eyelet Outlet to add some fun to this card.


Supplies: Love 2 Craft collection from We R Memory Keepers, Eyelet Outlet scissor brads, ribbon by Offray.

For the second card I switched up the sentiment and added some color ink that coordinated with the paper.

That's all I got for Monday but I'll be back with more creative fun this week and a giveaway!

Have a creative day!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hello friends! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far! It's Sunday again already...and time for another Unity Stamp of the Week reveal. It's week 33!

 Spooked Up Laundry Line

For my sample I decided to create something a little different and instead of a card I made a recycled treat box and tag.

The plastic container is hidden by the large spellbinder die I used for the stamped image along with some Jillibean soup cardstock and Rangers Tiny attached to secure the paper around the plastic package. I also used Copics to color and Stickles for the bubbles. Geez is Halloween really only less than two months away??

Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a creative Sunday friends!

Unity Stamp Co. August SMAK kit

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hello friends. Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! Today I am sharing some Unity SMAK kit inspiration over at the Unity blog. I'd love it if you popped over to take a peek at my creations with the August kit.

My Point of View

These kits are exclusive and not available in stores. If you'd like to sign up to receive Unity's SMAK
SMAK kits as a member then click here for all the details. As a member you'll also recieve special discounts on other Unity products.

Here's a card I created with the No. 1 Friend image

Supplies: Echo Park This & That Graceful collection, Papertrey Ink ribbon, Spellbinders circle and die.

That's it for today's post. Tomorrow I'll be back with a new Stamp of the Week sample for you.

Tonight I'm hosting Crop Night tonight at Michaels at the Hawthorne store. If you live in the area come scrap with us!

I hope you enjoy your Saturday.

Hip Hoppin Unity Summer style

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hello Hip Hoppers! It's another fabulous Thursday and time another fun Unity Hip Hop. I hope you've made your way here from the Unity blog because you don't want to miss all the fabulous projects the girls have created for you. Today I am sharing a few projects I made with the beautiful Summer themed {Paradise Beach} collection from Echo Park designed by the super talented Michelle Coleman.


 First I made this card with a sentiment from the Bella Blvd set called Making the Team


Then another card with an older set called Retro BBQ


 and I made this layout with some of the SMAK images and photos from my daughter's first visit to the Long Beach Aquarium.

I love how easy it is to incorporate the SMAK stamps into my layouts.

 Have you seen the August SMAK kit yet? Check it out

 My Point of View

 I am sooo loving these images and can't wait to get inky with them!

 Now it's time to head on over to see Thienly


Unity and the Ribbon Carousel...

Hello friends and thanks for stopping by my blog for today's Swap and Hop with the Ribbon Carousel! I loved the nice mix of product that the Ribbon Carousel swapped with Unity. I loved creating with these beautiful ribbons and easily put together these cards. 

Supplies: Unity SOTW Celebrate the Good Times and ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel. Misc: Copic Markers, Jenni Bowlin button.

Supplies: Patterned Paper Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz Sizzix Embossing folder, Ribbon Carousel ribbon and  Unity/Authentique Co Brand Today is the Day.

Phyllis Harris releases continued...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hello friends. Last week's Hip Hop at Unity featured new stamps from Phyllis Harris. The images are soo cute and I was working on a card and tried something new that did not work out so well. Needless to say right before I had to type up my post I ruined my image and could not finish. So after I finished a bunch of assignments that I had due last week, I got creative with some more of the new images and wanted to share them with you as promised at the end of my Hip Hop post. First I created with this little guy.

Happy Fall Baby


 Here's my finished card

Next I was sooo looking forward to creating with

 So I came up with this card using some We R Memory Keepers Love 2 Craft papers and added some fun spiders from Petaloo 

I'm not the best at coloring with my Copics but I like the purple here. Thanks for stopping by today to take a look. If you're interested in these cute stamps you can purchase them right here. Psst! The are still on sale!

Have a creative day!

Stamp of the week Sunday

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hello friends! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far! It's Sunday and time for another Unity Stamp of the Week reveal. It's week 32 and I love the doodling in the little houses of this image.

This is a Happy Life 
  by Tanis Giesbrecht - Angie Ibbott Blom


  Here's what I created with this week's image

 Supplies: Patterned Paper Coming Home collection from My Little Shooebox, Ribbon by Offray, Copic markers, Stickles and Spellbinder dies.

Now you only have one week to claim this cuteness for your own. So hurry over to this page to find out how you can sign up to have some Unity Happy Mail in your mailbox each week!
Have a creative Sunday friends!

August Studio AE from Technique Tuesday

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello! I'm so excited to be Guest designing at Studio AE this month! I hope you are enjoying today's Blog Hop so far! We're creating with this month's AE set called Love this Memory.

Here's what I created.

I love this photo of my daughter. I snapped this after she was rolling in the grass at our local park. It was also her Pre-School graduation day. I can't believe that it's already time for her to start Kindergarden at the end of August.


I stamped one of the sentiment circles on kraft cardstock, cut it out and layered it onto my layout. I also used another one of the images to stamp directly on my paper. I love that these sentiments help tell the story of my photo.

Now you'll want to head over to Jaclyn's blog

Jaclyn Miller

Ali Edwards

Laura O’Donnell

Daniela Dobson

Nichol Magouirk

Teri Anderson

Sharyn Tormanen

Make sure you leave a comment on each blog today because there is a prize.

From all the comments made during the hop, we’ll pick one person who comments during the hop to win a $25 gift certificate to The winner will be announced on Aug. 13th on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Phyllis Harris Release Party

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hello friends! Happy Hip Hop! This Thursday we are celebrating the new releases from Phyllis Harris and Unity is running a sale!! Check out the Hip Hop Post at Unity first!

For today's hop I am creating with 

Here's my sample

Whatever you are, be a good one...

I used We R Memory Keepers Love 2 Craft collection and some lovely Prima flowers I had on hand. I also added some Maya Road ribbon.

I was working on a sample with this release this afternoon...

And I ruined my sample...bummer eh...well check back tomorrow and I will have my Re-Do up :) OK...

Now it's time to head over to Jen Roach and see what she has to share with you

Have a creative day!

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