One last project with the Chi Chi Memories July kit!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hello friends! I'm Guest Designing over at Chi Chi Memories for July and August! What is Chi Chi Memories you ask? They are an adorable digital stamp company with the cutest designs ever! Head over to their website to take a peek when you are done here.

This is my 4th project for Chi Chi Memories using the July release is called Beach Time! Here's a look at this adorable set.

I absolutely love all these cute images and have enjoyed creating with them this month. Here's a recap of all my designs with this set.

Enjoy the Sun


Chi Chi Memories Beach Girl from the Beach Time! Set
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye 6x6 Indie Chic Nutmeg
Eyelet Outlet Shell Brads
The Twinery brown twine
Martha Stewart iridescent glitter, lemon drop and blueberry slush
Copic Markers
Sakura Quickie Glue pen
Stampin Up! Scallop border punch

Let's Hang Out

Chi Chi Memories Beach Time Digital Stamp Set
Unity Stamp Co Sentiment
Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go collection
Eyelet Outlet Beachball brads
American Crafts ribbon
Copic Markers
Ranger Crystal Stickles
Spellbinders Labels One Die
Fiskers wave border punch
Jillibean Soup corrugated embellishment
Misc: button

Good Day

  Supplies: Sentiment Technique Tuesday. Patterned Paper is Echo Park from my June Paper Posies kit. 
Copic markers, American Crafts ribbon and Stickles.
Enjoy the Sun
Supplies: Patterned Paper from Paper Posies June kit. Copic Markers and Stickles.

And finally this week's project which will be the last with the July kit.

What's Up?
Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine Yes Please collection. The Twinery Twine. We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape. Eyelet Outlet Brads. Recollection wood accents.

Before I go, let me leave with a little sneak peek of the August release!

Oh yes, it's going to be adorable!

If you'd like to check out all of the digital images available from Chi Chi Memories, head on over to their website here

Check out the Chi Chi Memories blog for more inspiration with the new release!

Have a creative day!


More Anna Griffin projects

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hello friends. Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm sharing some more samples with Anna Griffin's newest products. First up are the new Lovely Letterpress Stamps.

Next I have some Perfect Palette cards to share.

This color in a box as I call it, coordinates with all of Anna's papers and is a beautiful accent to your cards. Emboss them, Cut them...Layer! These are an awesome addition to your Anna Griffin collection.

If you'd like more information about Anna's products, visit Anna's page at

That's all for this Monday friends. Have a great week!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, July 28, 2013

It's Sunday and that means it's time for another Stamp of the Week Sunday reveal.
Here's this week's image.

Here's a sample I made with this week's image.

Lift the apple to reveal a gift card.

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!


New Summer CHA collections from We R Memory Keepers

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hello friends. I sure had a hard time finding some photos from the We R Memory Keepers booth at CHA. I had some projects displayed with our new collections and it's always fun to see them at the show. This year I wasn't able to attend but I do want to share the fun new collections We R Memory Keepers just released!

Chalkboard will be available in September!
Oh did I ever swoon over this collection! It's on trend with the chalkboard elements and so much fun to work with.

I am so excited to share I will be teaching an Albums Made Easy class using the Chalkboard collection at Stitch Craft and Create in NC this October. 
Here's a peek!

Just in time for Halloween!

That's my Treaters layout! Such a fun collection to create with! 

Harvest is available in November

North Pole in December

Notable in January

That is my card. I really love the colors of this collection and so fun for school and everyday photos.

And Hip Hip Hooray! Available in February.

Aren't these collections fun! I'd love to hear what you think so leave me a comment below. Stay up with all the We R Memory Keepers news by visiting our blog HERE

There are lots of giveaways so visit the blog daily!

Unity Thursday!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hey friends! It's another fun Unity Thursday. Make sure you start your Unity inspirational tour at the Unity blog so you don't miss out on this week's promotions and news!

Today I am sharing more SMAK fun with you. Time is running out for you to grab July's SMAK kit!

I love this kit! It's loaded with so many great images to create with! Speaking of creating...Here's a layout I made using the June SMAK kit. 

So Happy

I used my June Paper Posies kit and some of Heidi Swapps Color Shine mists to create my own background with a template from Crafter's Workshop. It was easy to add my SMAK images.

Now Here is another Albums Made Easy project that is similar to Project Life but the inserts are from We R memory Keepers that I made with July's SMAK images you might have missed on the Unity blog.

You too can easily create these pages with stamped images and scraps from your stash. Simply cut your cardstock at 4x6 or 3x4. Stamp and embellish! Easy Peasy right??

Have you checked out the new Unity Be Inspired challenges?

Come create with us and upload your creations for a chance to win some Unity stamps!

 Now just one more thing before you go!

 Summer CHA is going on so Angela has a special sale just for our Unity friends!

Now it's time for you to head on over to Thienly! I am sure she has some amazing inspiration for you today!

More Chi Chi Memories inspiration

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hello friends. I'm happy to be sharing another Chi Chi Memories project I created this week. This month's release is called Beach Time.  It's such an adorable collection to create with. Here's a look at all the images

Here's a little something I created with a few of the images.

Patterned Paper is Echo Park from my June Paper Posies kit. 
I also used Copic markers and Stickles.

Don't forget to visit the Chi Chi Memories blog to see more inspiration with fun kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a creative day.


Even More Anna Griffin!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Now do you see why my blog was neglected friends! For Anna's last HSN show I created over 60 cards! Yep you read that right...60!

Here's a look at my French Floral paper cards. I really loved working with these patterns. They are so beautiful and I loved the colors.

 Now a peek at the Interchangeable Sentiments kit

 I had to add some flowers and bling here!

I still have more to share so keep an eye out for the Lovely Letterpress Stamp set and Sea Life and Animal Kingdom sticker projects to come!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a creative day!


It had to be Hello Kitty

Monday, July 22, 2013

I know it's been a few days since I posted. I spent the end of last week preparing for Lily's 6th Birthday party which took place on Sunday. My baby was turning 6 and she wanted a Hello Kitty Birthday party. I didn't have as much time as I would have like to prepare this year. So in between CHA projects and quick turn around deadlines, I managed to come up with my vision for her requested party theme by searching some party ideas via Pinterest and Google.

I decided on a pool party at our local park so the kids would have something to keep them busy and the adults could enjoy a little "time off". The location could not have been better with a picnic and BBQ area next to the playground and on the other side of the playground, one of our 3 local pools that is only 3 feet deep and staffed with 2 lifeguards.

I wasn't a fan of the current Hello Kitty party supplies at Party City so I searched for some free Hello Kitty printables via Google and came to the blog All Things Simple.  Kim shared her daughter's Hello Kitty party inspiration and had some awesome printables that were exactly what I was looking for. I fell in love with this poster she created and offered the download to. I followed her printing at Costco advice and it was a perfect way to greet our guests.

I mounted it to a poster board and used some takes to hold it in the grass at the park.

The party swag and treat table turned out pretty cute thanks to some Pinterest inspiration.

I purchased this cupcake tier 4 years ago with a coupon from Michaels and have used it for several party themes.

Thanks to my friend Sherry, this Sizzix Hello Kitty die was perfect for the top of the cupcake tier and the free printables from Kim punched out and blinged up with Stickles were perfect for the cupcakes!

These candy melt marshmallows were a hit with the kids and super easy to make.

I know goody bags at parties are expected and I am not a fan of the small rubber balls and other throw away treats you are supposed to fill them with. I'm sure no Mom wants to purchase items only to have them thrown away so I really tried to think of something that the kids would love and parents would appreciate. Here's what I came up with.

  Hello Kitty bags of Cotton Candy {totally cute and at the 99 cent only store}

Hot pink drink cups for the girls {available at Party City for 99 cents}

Lime Green drink cups for the boys.

and...Glow Bracelets. 
{available at Michaels for $1 and I had a 25% off your entire purchase coupon}

The kids were like...."Wow!" 
I loved their expressions as I had obviously had made good choices.

They had a great time swimming and it worked out perfect since the party started at 1 and went til 4 with the pool closing at 3.

Here's my little water baby... um I mean all grown up 6th Birthday Girl!

Aside from one other family, we had the pool to our party guests only.

 Olivia is a little ham and Lily loves playing with her.

 After the pool closed the kids got changed and spent some time playing on the playground.

And then it was time for cupcakes!

And a family photo. 

And some shots of the kids getting sugared up!

I love this expression on Lola's face. She is such a heart melter I tell ya!
It was great to watch all 16 kids that came, play and have a great time together. Our dear friends Vod and Solange were the first to arrive and the last to leave. They helped us clean up and in no time we had the car packed up and ready to head back home.

After her guests left Lily proclaimed she had the "best day ever!"

Thanks to all our friends that came. We are so glad that you are a part of our daughter's life.


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