Stamp of the Week Sunday!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hello friends! It's time for a new Unity Stamp Company Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal.

 I love this week's image created by Tifany Degough.

Here's what I created using this week's image.

I colored the image with my Copic markers and added some bling.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week Pin Board over at Unity's Pinterest page.  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 great Sunday!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hello friends! Thanks for joining the Unity Team for Unity Thursday! I hope you're enjoying today's inspiration. We have some fun new releases today so be sure and start today's journey at the Unity Blog so you don't miss any of the details about today's releases and awesome promotions.

 Summer is in full swing and what better way to tell my Summer stories than using this month's amazing SMAK kit.

Summer Smile

I used several images from the June SMAK kit to create this layout. I really love all of this kit. Paper is from my June Paper Posies kit.I also picked up a Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen at Stitch Craft and Create and used it with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine.

 Don't be afraid to title on your photos. The result can be really fun.

Now how about a look at JULY's SMAK!

Pretty awesome right? You can get your monthly SMAK kit from Unity but clicking over here to find out how. Telling your story has never been easier with Unity SMAK kits.

Now it's time to send you over to Thienly!

Before you miss out!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hey friends. Just a little reminder here...

Get your own Dream the Impossible stamp from Unity's SOTW membership

I loved this image and stamped it right on my patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers Country Livin collection.

A perfect card for a recent Graduate right! Or a friend who needs encouragement.

Find out how you can get a little Unity happiness in your mailbox each week by heading over to the Stamp of the Week page here.

Thanks for dropping by!


Summer is in full swing!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hello friends. I know it's been awhile since I posted. My June has been SO incredibly full of assignments, kitting for classes, travel, laughs, good times with friends and much needed family time. Mat is into his second month of his new job and doing well. It's hard that he is gone so much now but he feels great being out there working a good long day.
I was able to attend Lily's Water Safety Day at Mother's Beach the week before the last of school. She had an awesome time!

She gave it a BIG thumbs up!

Now that the kids are out of school for the summer that means I have both the girls all day. Let me tell you, they are a handful as a pair but I love having Lily home. This past week was challenging playing referee but I think Zalie is pretty happy about it too.

Scott finished his Sophomore year with a 3.0 and made me proud after really struggling thru Geometry.
So back to school for a minute. Lily has officially completed Kindergarten and excited to be on her way into 1st Grade in August. She absolutely loved her class mates and her teacher, Mrs. Rathburn.

Class of 2025

My trip to TX was a ton of fun and I really enjoyed teaching my classes. Everyone had a great time. Spending time with friends, lunching and hanging out was the highlight of my weekend. Dang tho! We did not take any pics together. Here's one of my sweet students and her finished Shadow Box.

Lily celebrated our sweet friends Kaarin and Kristiana's 6th Birthdays at California Park. We met the girls there when they were all about three and they have been playing together ever since. We are so thankful we met the Davis family.

Father's Day was a fun day filled with giving Dad extra love, a picnic and some kite playing in the Playa Lagoon.

Today we kicked off Fun Friday (that's a little something I am doing this summer with Lily where every Friday since I don't  have my daycare baby we do something fun just us girls) with an invite from our friends Finley, Molly and Delaney to come play in the Sprinklers. The girls had a blast.

So that's what we've been up to for June and I am loving what summer has brought us so far. Tomorrow we are headed to Santa Monica with Mat's mom for a swim day at a swanky pool. Yep I'll post pics later this weekend!

Hope you are out enjoying your summer too!


Unity Thursday

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hello friends. It's been a very busy few weeks for me hence the lack of posts to my blog but now I'm back with Unity Thursday! We have some fantastic sentiment kits releasing today so make sure you start at the Unity blog for all the details!

For today's inspiration I have a mini album that has been a work in progress. 

For this album I used a $1 Canvas mini from Michaels and the Chilled Cucumber Soup collection from Jillibean Soup. And of course...I used several SMAK kit images including the May SMAK kit. Oh and if you haven't seen June yet...

Um...kinda AMAZING right???

I love creating with my SMAK kits for layouts, cards and mini albums. The awesome variety if images really do bring our projects to life!

Thanks for stopping by for Unity Thursday!

Now I'll send you onto Thienly

A little free crafting time

Saturday, June 1, 2013

I finally shipped off all my boxes for Stitch Craft and Create. Hard to believe it's time for the June show again. I am looking forward to returning for another year. I hope the ladies attending will enjoy my classes.
I took some time to relax after all that kitting and created a card for Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes Challenge. I used Authentique paper and Unity/Authentique stamps.

You are the BEST!

Supplies: Authentique Fresh Collection. Authentique Co-Branded Unity Stamps. Simon Says Stamp You die and You stamps. Misc bling and ribbon.

I love fussy cutting stamped images and layering them. It's easy peasy to do and when you add a pop of 3D foam the result is beautiful.

Now it's back to assignments...Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


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