Stamp of the Week #17

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hello friends! It's time for the new Unity Stamp of the Week reveal! 

SOTW #17 

Day & Night

I love this image! So fun! Here's a sample I created with this set for today's post.

Supplies: Kaisercraft paper, Spellbinders die, Wilton 4inch doily, Stampin Up sheer ribbon, Recollections black rose and some liquid pearls.

If you're interested in receiving Unity's Stamp of the Week in your mailbox each week, then click over here to find out how!

That's all the crafty time I have for today. I'm kitting for my upcoming classes at the Great American Scrapbook Convention while my hubby is out playing Bingo with his mom at the Elks Club. 

Hope you are enjoying the rest of your beautiful weekend!

Keep it crafty!

Stamping with Anna Griffin

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hello friends! Hope your weekend is going well so far. Today started a bit busy with me teaching some classes at Michaels but then I had very lazy afternoon. I can hardly believe that next Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! I've seen some fun things popping up on Facebook from several manufacturers who are planning on celebrating this fun day! I can hardly wait since I am hoping to meet up with some friends and get my scrap on!

So I realized that I haven't shown any of the Anna Griffin assignments I've worked on over the last two months. I'd like to share some cards I made with her Banners Clear Stamp Set featured on HSN. I really fell in love with this set when I got it. It has so many FUN images!

I created this "Fiesta" themed using the Carmen collection because it has several fun, bright prints. I love how easy these stamps are to cut out and when you use some 3d foam squares behind them, they really POP!

For this "Let's Party" card, I used the Fido and Fifi collection and colored the banners in with my Copic markers. I stamped several bows and fussy cut them to top the banners and finished them with some liquid pearls.

Finally I used the banner stamps along with the alphabets that come with them to create this fun "It's a boy" themed card along with Anna's Baby boy patterned paper.

These stamps are still available at HSN if you are interested. I love HSN because of the great prices and their flex pay option. I just picked up the Cricut Expression 2 bundle last week and it was delivered in 2 days!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a great weekend!

Hip Hop time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hello friends! It's that time again! Time to Hip Hop from the Unity blog through the blogs of our Design Team to take in all their the Unity inspiration!
Earlier this week I hosted Design Team Tuesday over at Unity. I wanted to showcase this month's SMAK kit, Me Documented. This kit it available for just a few more days so grab it up quick!

Here's a fun little baby card I created with one of the sentiments.

and here's my layout I posted to the Unity blog on Tuesday. 

I used the Sketchbook collection by Amy Tangerine to create with and was inspired by a sketch that Julie Bonner created on her blog. Stop by for a visit, she is amazing and crazy talented!

I am LOVING this collection! Did you know I'm teaching a Summer Memories tag album at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in both Arlington Texas May 31st thru June 2nd and ChantillyVirginia June 22 and 23rd. It features stamps by Unity and Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection as well as some of your other favorite manufacturers. here's a peek:

It's going to be so much fun! I hope to meet some of you at the show!
OK time to Hop on over to see Stephanie!

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Ella Spring Training starts at Midnight!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring Training Starts at Midnight Tonight!

The big event is almost underway, folks! The first training exercise goes live at midnight MDT. And we're kicking things off with some fun and giveaways.

In just a few hours, our Craft-letes will flood into our exclusive Craftnasium to enjoy Wendy Smedley's first organization video exercise and to enter to win this darling yellow elephant tote (for registered Craft-letes only)! Check out the complete training schedule to see what we'll be up to for the next two weeks.

And it's not too late for you to join the fun!

Five lucky commenters on this Ella blog post can register for 50% off! That's right. Leave a comment by 1:00 MDT Monday, April 23 (3:00 EST), and Ella will pick FIVE winners at random who can dive right into training today for 50% off.

If you're already registered and you're drawn as a winner, you can choose a 50% refund of your Spring Training purchase price OR a $25 gift certificate to use on anything you want on!

Stamp of the Week 16

Hello friends! It's Sunday, whew where did the weekend go? Well that means it's time I get to share another fabulous Stamp of the Week with you!

Here's the image of SOTW # 16

Here's a sample I created

This stamp inspired me to create a baby boy themed card for a new baby. I used paper from We R Memory Keepers Baby Mine collection. I used Stickles in silver for the clouds, some brown ribbon from Offray and a cute baby pin to finish it off.

You can sign up to get your Stamp of the Week delivered into your mailbox each week by clicking here.

I hope you are having a great Sunday!

Creating with Cardstock

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Last month We R Memory Keepers asked me to create something fun with their Kensington cardstock pad. I love We R cardstock because it has a nice texture and is heavy weight paper. It's great for using along with the Lucky 8 punches

Since summer is coming I decided to make some wedding favor boxes using the cardstock and my Martha Stewart scoring board. These are 2 inch boxes.

I trimmed the edges with a scalloped edge punch from Stampin Up! and made the flowers with a Fiskers punch by stacking 3 punches and securing them with a glitter brad. The tag is a sentiment from Anna Griffin's self inking stamp set.

For my next project I created a bouquet of flowers created from cardstock.

Here's a closer look

For the center of the daisies I used a Martha Stewart punch and added a glitter brad to each circle (did I mention that I love these little brads?)

I also used the same cardstock to create my entry for Moxie Fabs Tuesday Trigger in this post here.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp of the Week 15

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hello friends and happy Sunday. OK is it just me or did this weekend fly by? I woke up today thinking..."Wow is it really already Sunday?" You know what happens on Sunday... 

I have a peek at the new stamp of the week for you. So here's a look at SOTW #15! 

Journey like no other 
by Joslyn Nielson

I love them. So when Kelly at Unity sent me this stamp I created this sample using this week's Mojo Monday sketch #236 to show you the same day. There are still a few hours left for you to create your take on the sketch!

Supplies: patterned paper from Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill, Spellbinders die, CTMH White Daisy ink and White Embossing powder from Stampendeous. Martha Stewart punch, ribbon from Offray and Perfect Pearls.

Before I go...

Did you see the new Ippity releases? 

I made this card with Bloom & Simplify 

by Angie Blom

You can grab the whole bundle here for only $40!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Register for Ella's Spring Training!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Hello friends. It's time to get fit! Scrap fit that is...Have you signed up yet?

Spring Training 2012: Get in the best scrapbooking shape of your life! Sweatbands optional. Register now >>
Spring Training includes 12 days of video coaching sessions by some very talented and inspirational scrapbookers and photographers, along with training exercises, challenges, live chats, bonus downloads and...wait for it...prizes!!!

Do you have 20 minutes a day to flex your creative muscle? Sure you do! And even if you're running a bit behind, there's no expiration date on the content. You can log in any time and catch up on the videos, tips and challenges.

So put on those leg warmers and let's go!

Shape Up Your Scrapbooking in Spring Training 2012

Hip Hop...Unity SMAK kits Rock!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hello friends! It's another Unity Hip Hop so make sure you are starting your hop from the Unity blog so you don't miss out on anything we've got going on this week at Unity. 

So for today's post I created with the April SMAK kit from Unity...

Me Documented

This kit has some amazing images for scrapbooking or mixed media projects. I'll be honest, I don't like scrapbooking about myself. It's just not something I am comfortable with but I saw some images I really liked and then an idea came to me.

Insta-Gram Girl

I love my Insta-Gram app on my iPhone. I love following other friend's photos too! What can I say...I'm an Insta-Gram girl.

I love this filmstrip image and must admit it's my favorite of the kit. It just says fun to me.  Like I said earlier, this kit just has so many great images to use on layouts and mixed media projects. As soon as you see it in rubber you're going to want to ink it up. If you're interested in Unity's SMAK kits click on over here for more info.

Don't forget the Ippity Release party is tonight!

JOIN US HERE at 7 p.m. {central time} for the FULL REVEAL of our NEWEST STAMPS at Unity! - Not to mention ONE GREAT BUNCH of mark downs on selected kits and a LIMITED SUPPLY of grab bags! {these only come around once in a blue moon!} - It is going to be FUN, FUN, FUN!

Now it's time to head on over to see Stephanie...

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Taking a break from assignments to create some Trigger fun

When I saw yesterday's Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World I had to play along. This week I've been creating some samples with a cardstock pack for We R Memory Keepers and it just so happens that these same color combinations are in the Kensington cardstock pad that has riddled my scrap table. So I picked up said scraps and played along...

 Here's this week's Trigger Target 

Here's what I was inspired to create

 Good Luck

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Kensington Cardstock pad. Stampin Up! bird punch, Studio G Sentiment, CTMH White Daisy ink, Spellbinders die, Stampendous white embossing powder and Stickles.

I used the color combinations in a little different way but I really liked the placement of the birds in the Trigger. Of course on a card 3 would be too many but with the sentiment placed in the middle I felt like it worked. What do you think?

You can play along with this weeks Tuesday Trigger too! Head over to the Moxie Fab blog to add your take to this week's challenge! 


Lucky 8 doubled up

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hello friends! All month long We R Memory Keepers is showing you some inspiration on the Facebook page with their newest collection Baby Mine. We're also sharing some ideas for the new Lucky 8 punches. So today I used two different punches to create this layout.

 The back scallop in dark pink is the Tatted Doily punch and the light pink is the Home Pie punch spritzed with glimmer mist and sanded around the edges with a nail file. I love this picture of Lily at 6 month old, January 2008. I punched some hearts out of the coordinating We R Cardstock and added some glitter brads and stitching. I have a bit of an addiction over those brads.

I love that there is a boy and girl option for this collection. Of course I am totally blessed to have one of both but I can tell you my 14 year old son would not be please to see his baby pictures on my blog.

You can see everything offered in the Baby Mine collection here on the We R Memory Keepers website.

Have a great day!

Stamp of the Week #14

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hello friends! Hope you all had a very Happy Easter! Oh...I forgot to mention yesterday that there was something else fun about Easter other than colored eggs...Unity Stamp Co. had a new Stamp of the Week for you! In case you missed it, here's a look at 

Stamp of the Week #14 

{ you!}

Here's a little monochromatic sample (what can I say...I was feeling a little green today) I whipped up with some fabulous goodies from Doodlebug Designs and my Copic markers 

 Happy Birthday

I added some bling to the bottoms of each balloon image...just because.

Sign up for your Stamp of the Week membership here and make your mailbox smile.

Have a good one!

Happy Easter Peeps!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter to my peeps!

Wishing you all Easter blessings and a beautiful day with your families. 

Missing my Mom and Dad in Arkansas. 

I love you both so much.


Fun Friday news

Friday, April 6, 2012

If you happen to live near Arlington TX or Chantilly VA and you're attending the...

I have been asked to teach 3 classes at both the Arlington Texas and Chantilly VA Conventions! A sweet friend of mine referred me to GASC and I am really excited to be teaching my classes along with my friends and fellow instructors Robyn Schaub (Robyn is teaching at the Chantilly VA convention only) and Ashley Harris along with several other talented designers. Check out all the classes here.

Here's a look at the classes I'll be teaching

Summer Memories Tag Album Class 

Sponsored by Ranger and Hambly Screen Prints with product from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection, Remarks stickers and mixed envelopes. Maya Road, My Little Shoebox, Unity Stamp Co. Co-branded Simple Stories stamped images, Queen and Co. and May Arts.

Scrapbooking with My Little Shoebox
Sponsored by My Little Shoebox

Sew Ribbon All Occasion Cards
Sponsored by We R Memory Keepers

Registration for both of the Conventions is open and you can sign up here. I hope to see those of you that are able to attend!


Paper Posies April kit

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hi friends! I wanted to share a look at April's Paper Posies kit that went live last week on the website. It's loaded with the newest Bo Bunny Alora collection and some fun stuff from Bella Blvd! Here's a look at all the contents

I love my Paper Posies kits. Michele really knows how to mix up different manufacturers to give you the most product for your dollar!

Now I want to show you what I created with this month's kit for the Design Team Gallery. You can click over here to see all the designs by the Paper Posies team.

 Anyone can tell you it won't hurt tomorrow...
{Unity Stamp Co. January Kit of the Month}

Hope You're Swell
{Unity Stamp Co Sentiment}

Four makes Family 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss 

Dream until your dreams come true

Journaling: When I made the decision to stay home with the kids when Lily was born, I never imagined that I'd be doing what I love from home and achieving dreams I never knew I had.

Check out the Paper Posies website for a look at past kits. You just might want to sign up to be a memeber...just sayin

Have a great day!

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