Hip Hop Flip Flop.....HOPE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hello Hip Hoppers! It's time for another Unity/Ippity Flip Flop! This week we are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness month. I am happy to share with you all that I am a survivor! Diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma at the age of 35 was quite a shock since it's Pediatric form of bone cancer that affects children ages 5-18. Thankfully I had a fantastic surgeon and supportive family and boyfriend (now husband). It's been 5 years now that I've been cancer free. For all those who have loved ones or friends battling this disease, you are not alone. Never give up hope that we will find a cure.

I scrapped this layout with some of the flower images from Ippity's Now & Always set and the Cute as a Button collection from My Little Shoebox. I have hope that we will find a cure and that I am hopeful that my children will not be touched by cancer in their lifetime. The Hope die cut is from the Wall Decor and More cart and my Cricut Expression.

There's big things happening at Unity today. Go there and check it all out! Visit the UNITY website here to start the Flip Flop Hip Hop! And.....Unity has a brand new Co-Brand!

I am SO excited! I love love love Jillibean Soup!

Look at these sets! Aren't they ADORABLE! They go perfectly with christmas chestnut soup on kraft collection!!

Now Hop on over to Brooke's place where she never stops believing!
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A quick Monday night challenge

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hey friends! I'm posting a quick Moxie Fab challenge card I created for the Perfectly Paced Pleats challenge.
I was checking Facebook and saw the post about having a few hours of course I am in Pacific time but the announcement baited me in so...

Here's my entry...

I was feeling a bit girly tonight and created this Bride's card with some lovely flocked cardstock from Anna Griffin. I used crepe paper for my pleating technique that I used to frame the dress form die cut (love this die cut by the way!) I created from the Wall Decor and More Cricut cartridge.
The tulle skirt was misted with Glimmer mist but did not show up as much as I would like...note to self maybe add some bling???
I decided to go with the lovely orange colored rose for PaperCrafts editor Susan Opel's love of the color orange!
So that's my card....MOXIE FAB isn't it!

Friends with Flair Friday

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hello and Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by to look at my Unity flair today! This little cutie is created with images from the October KOTM! Love this kit!! Get one QUICK!

I also used Anna Griffin paper and journaling tag. Those embossed snowflakes set perfectly on the mittens! Love it!


 Here's a closer peek at the KOTM....don't let me be telling you I told you so next month when you can't get your hands on it. Head on over to the Unity website and sign up for the KOTM. It will be the best 31.00 you spend each month! Now you don't have to listen to me but I'm just sayin...
Oh and remember...Unity is starting fresh with the new site so you need to register for a new account but don't worry it's nice and quick!

Thank you for making my blog a part of your day. I really do appreciate the comments you leave here. Enjoy your weekend!!

Unity Gratitude Hip Hop and a Playdate Cafe challenge

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!  We have a special treat for you these next few weeks! We are doing themed Hip Hops! Yes you read that right...The Unity Design Team and Ippity girls are all creating special themed projects will all the beautiful Unity rubbah!! So please enjoy the Hop and let the girls know what you think of all their Unity greatness!!! Make sure you start your journey at the Unity Blog!

This week's theme is Gratitude & Thankful. First I am very thankful for all of the amazing ladies that visit my blog each Thursday and leave me the kindest comments. Thank you for making the Unity Hip Hop part of your day!! I am also Thankful to be a part of this amazing team of designers! These girls are so talented and wonderful to work with!

For my project this week I created these tags for each one of my family members to fill out during our Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Unity's newest scrapbook set Grateful You has the perfect image for my tag!

and I used one of the leaves from Simple Blessings set

Here's a close look at the tags. I used the Cricut Thanksgiving cart for the leaves and cut them at 4" with double dot Bazzill paper. Now my family can easily fill in what they have gratitude for in the Unity journal image. It's my hope that they will save them as bookmarks that will serve as a reminder of their lists all year long!


Now I have an added bonus for you today! The Play Date Cafe is featuring Unity all week long starting today on their beautiful challenge blog! AJ and I are teaming up to create cards based on this week's challenge:

"Create a card based on this color story"

Here's my card with some Anna Griffin paper, Prima flowers, glimmer mist and fabulous stamps from Melody Ross She Sprouted Wings collection

Well now...don't forget to head on over the The Play Date Cafe and play along because there is a BIG Unity prize and something from Cosmo Cricket up for grabs!! 

And wait there's more!!!

I'd like to announce the winner of the World Card Making Day Photo Challenge that I hosted in the Unity forum here.

Congratulations to Mslaird!!!

Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your fun card!
Please email jimmi.mayo@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Now hop on over to see Brooke!!!

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My Little Shoebox Winner Announced!

Thanks for participating in this month's My Little Shoebox blog hop! We've chosen our winner so hop on over the to the My Little Shoebox blog to find out who won!!

Welcome to Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt

Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcome to the Paper Secrets Spooky Blog Haunt! You should be arriving from Kristi's blog! Today I'm going to share some hybrid projects I created using this fabulous digital Halloween kit, Not So Frightful available at Two Peas from Jen Martakis.

I created this cute tag and goodie box using elements from this adorable and fun digital kit!

And this treat box was made from a recycle flower container. I love to reuse and recycle things when I can.

One of the best things about digital kits is that you can purchase them online and download them immediately. Then use your printer to print out your own images and create! It's that simple and super fun!!!

Remember to leave a comment on all 31 blog posts for your chance to win 1 of the 3 treats Paper Secrets is giving away.

Now it's onto Stacy's Blog!!!

In case you get lost, you can find a complete blog list here...

My Little Shoebox Blog Hop

Hello hoppers! You've made it to the end!!! Yes I am your last stop today on our super fun blog hop today! For my mash up I used some papers from both the Sunday Market and Summer Breeze line for this Thank You card!

For this card I mashed up some Green and Cute as a Button lines.

Thanks for participating in our blog hop today! NOW...
Leave a comment here to win a mish mash prize package of My Little Shoebox goodies!!!
We'll announce the winner on the My Little Shoebox blog on Monday!
Have a fantastic weekend!!

Hip Hop.....BOO!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hello Hello and thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying all the fabulous eye candy on today's hop. The Unity and Ippity design teams giving you some good ol' Unity Halloween fun for today's Hip Hop! I love Halloween! It's so fun to decorate the house and plan costumes for my kids. I also love to create treats to give away to the Trick or Treaters who come to our door. What's great about my treat boxes is with my Cricut Expression I can whip up these cute treat boxes faster than you can say BOO!

For today's Treat I used the Cindy Loo cartridge to cut the cute box with some Halloween themed My Mind's Eye paper. Then I added some festive pipe cleaners, ribbon and the Happy Halloween stamp from the September KOTM! Super easy and FUN!

Now hop on over to the boo-ti-ful Brooke to see what goodies she has in store for you!

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Don’t forget we’re chatting it up in the Unity Splitcoast Forum starting at 10AM Central time. Come chat it up and win some prizes too!! It will be SPOOKTACULAR!

Fun things coming up this week!!!

Hello friends! It's a busy week for me and I wanted to share some great things I have going on this week!

First up is that  I shared with you that I am now part of the MLS Design Team and we have a great sketch challenge posted here on our blog. Take the challenge and you could win an entire collection of MLS goodies!

Paper Posies October kit

Next! I am also a designer for Paper Posies and we're having a Design Team call!! Get the deets here!

Next...see that cute blinkie in the top right corner of my blog! Yep I am hosting a challenge at Splitcoast on Saturday so be sure and come back to check it out. Until then there are challenges happening all month long! Get all the facts and find out how you can win some amazing prizes while creating cards for a wonderful cause here!

And there is ANOTHER Gypsy giveaway on the Imaginisce blog!! Check that out over here.

And last but not least stay tuned Friday for this...

Whew! So there you have it...fun fun fun stuff to come all week long and as if I would forget....UNITY HIP HOP is Thursday baby!!!

New October Unity Stampin Store kit!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have you seen this month's Stampin Store Kit from Unity Stamp Co yet? Check it


2 kits you can find only at your favorite online stores or brick and morter stores! 
Here's a little something I created with some images from roots & wings

Supplies: Patterned paper October Afternoon, misc black ribbon, tag and button. Stamps from roots & wings from Unity Stamp Co.

Pop on over to the Unity Blog to see the amazing other creations the DT created for you!

All I can say is Ahhh...I so love new Unity rubbah!

Feels like I'm fallin for Fall...

Monday, October 11, 2010

I love the holidays...it kicks off in my house with Halloween and Fall decor and leads up to Christmas. My family also loves that I decorate and this year especially Lily. Last night I was getting out my Halloween decor and she was diving into my containers excited to play with all the goodies I had in there. Too bad many things are breakable and I had to put those out of reach from little hands.
Here's a peek of my fall decor I created with Imaginisce's Apple Cider line

I've shown the birdhouse and frame but the altered pumpkin is my latest project.
Here's a close up of my pumpkin and tip...to save time on altered wood projects use Ranger Distress Inks to add a distressed look instead of training.

 I also created this quick card with Imaginisce's Apple Cider and the Straight from the Nest cart from Cricut that was given to the DT from Prove Craft. I love my Cricut Expression. I can whip up just about any project in minutes!

And last but not least...a big announcement from Imaginisce! Head over to the Imaginisce  blog  today and leave a comment for Lori! She was asked to attend the Cricut Swarm event and came home with a couple of Gypsys for you to win! Wow! A Gypsy for free? Seriously! Go leave a comment and tell her I sent ya!!

Happy Fall!

She gives me butterflies....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hip Hop Unity friends! This little girl makes me swoon. She is sooo funny. You don't have to tell me twice that I am a lucky mom! Both my kids fill my heart with more joy than I can handle at times. For this wee's Hip Hip layout her are some pics I snapped of my little cutie on a recent family walk to the beach. We love our Sunday eve walks along the Manhattan Beach strand. Family time..isn't it the best!

For this week I mixed it up with some October Afternoon and a mix of the 3 scrapbooking sets Angela is featuring this week on sale!

I made the butterfly embellishments with some Shrink Film from Grafix! Remember the video I did a few weeks ago about that? Yep I am lovin that stuff!

You can pick up these fabulous Unity Scrapbook Stamps that I used on my layout on sale this week for 14.99 and free shipping! WOW just WOW!!! Click back to the Unity blog for more info about the sale.

Oh and guess what I have for one lucky commenter today...

                                                                       Snow Wonderful

Yep...for one of you. So leave me a comment to win!!!

** Next up on the hop is the beautiful Brooke! How lucky am I that I get to introduce this talented lady every week!!! Have a great day and don't forget to join us in the Unity forum to chat it up for some free rubbah!!! Bye!

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October Paper Posies work

It's here!!! October's kit from Paper Posies!! Loaded with paper, embellies, ribbon and more!! Become a subscriber by signing up here!

Here's my work with this beautiful kit!

I sprayed this Maya Road Chipboard with Glimmer Mist and decorated it to create a fun and fabulous fall banner

 I'm having fun with my Cricut Expression and the Cindy Loo cartridge
Here's a card I created with Taylor's weekly sketch and her fabbie stamps at Taylored Expressions...I {heart} them!!

Come join us in the Paper Posies Ning group for challenges and chat! Thanks for looking at my work today.

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