We all deserve 1st Place!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

When it comes to mothering we all deserve a 1st Place award don't you think? As Mom's we don't get to take days off or even take time to get well when we are sick. We're the glue that holds our families together. We rise earlier and go to bed later all to meet the demands of our husbands and kids right? 

Well after the day I had yesterday, I am happy to collect this 1st Place award my sweet daughter Lily exclaimed I deserved for taking care of all the "throw ups from Zaza, brother and Daddy."

I just love how honest kids are, don't you? 

Yes it's true, the tummy bug invaded our home yesterday courtesy of this little darling.

It's always hardest when the little ones are sick. You really feel bad for them because they don't understand what's happening. Especially when it's the tummy bug. So withing 30 mins of her arrival we had several messes and clothing changes before her Mom was finally able to come get her about 1 p.m. and just as she left the bug got to my hubby. Oh my goodness what a day I tell you because it didn't end with him. An hour after Scott arrived home from school it hit him too. I swear I did 10 loads of laundry and lived in my rubber gloves all of Wednesday.

So last night Lily and I made a little store run for the boys.

Thankfully we got thru the night without any more messes to clean up. Lily was up bright and early and ready to head to school. I am so glad she got by this and I am feeling OK today...my tummy feels a little queasy but I believe in the power of the mind and I've just been telling myself, ''you're not gonna get it."

Thankfully everyone is almost back to normal today and I was able to finish up some assignments that are due this afternoon. I'll leave you with a little sneak peek of March's Paper Posies kit that will be going live tomorrow.

Hopefully the tummy bug won't invade your home.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's time for another Unity Stamp of the Week reveal! Can you believe that this is SOTW # 60! It's hard to believe that we have 60 amazing SOTW images. Now this week's stamp will have you wanting to get out all the spring stuff in your stash.

No Bunny

Here's my sample for this week

Supplies: Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Collectable "Memorable collection. Flowers from Petaloo and Recollections. Bling by Recollections. Copic sketch markers.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery. 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 wonderful Sunday friends!

Unity Thursday

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hello friends! Thanks for joining us for this week's Unity Thursday inspiration. Our team is full of talented ladies and they never cease to amaze me with all their beautiful work. Our very own Angie Blom has created some beauties for you. We're releasing two of her new ANGIE girls today. 

This one is called DEBBI girl

Here's a little something for ya...

Life is a darling Adventure

We have so many fun things happening at Unity. New Releases, New Challenges, New Stamp of the Week...make sure you visit the Unity blog to see what's goin on. 

Oh and this is happening today thru Monday...

All Past kits are only $18!!

I love creating with my SMAK kits! So many images, the possibilities are endless...

Now head over to see Thienly

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hello friends. It's time for a new Stamp of the Week! Enabler alert! This one's pretty fun!

Fabulous Birthday

Here's my card created with some fun Eyelet Outlet brads

I love adding little details to my cards. I've had that star punch in my stash for 15 years and I swear I must use it at least once every week.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery. 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 wonderful Sunday friends!

Set your DVR's We R is on HSN tonight!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hello friends. I wanted to mention you'll want to check out HSN tonight starting at 10 PM MT for the new We R Mini 8 and 2 Edge Punch.

I love these new punches and got to create with the Trellis punch for the show tonight. The punch was easy to use and I love that you can layer the strips of cardstock punched with the borders to create a fun card like this one I made using our Crazy for You collection and our black Washi Tape.

 Here's a sneak peek of one of my projects I made for the show using the same punch.

I'm sure the show will be great tonight so don't forget to set your DVR's!

Have a great day!

Stamp of the Week Sunday

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hello friends. It's that time again, a new Unity SOTW reveal. This week's stamp is causing quite a stir! (hee hee)

Just for the shake of it

Here's a little sample I created with this image.

Supplies: Patterned paper Love me 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye. Accents: Eyelet Outlet and French General. Trim: Celebrate It.

For more creative inspiration make sure you visit Unity's Stamp of the Week gallery. 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 wonderful Sunday friends!

We R Memory Keepers Crazy for You

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hello friends. It's finally Friday. What are your plans for the weekend? I'm taking a portrait class from a friend and hosting Crop Night at Michaels. I always enjoy my regulars who attend Crop night, you know who you are {smile}
I want to share some projects I created with our Crazy for You collection.

Daddy's girl 
{ Here are two of my loves }

I paired this collection with Unity Stamp Co. January Kit of the Month

Now a few fun mini cards

 Twine is a fun way to add a little something extra.

I love using punches to create embellishments from paper.

Always use doilies...enough said {smile}

That's it for today friends. Have a great weekend! 

Hip Hop Valentine style

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hello Unity friends. I hope you have enjoyed today's Hip Hop. Make sure you start at the Unity blog so you don't miss out on all the Unity news. 
So this week for Hip Hop I'm sharing some Valentine inspiration using January's KOTM and some left overs from my February Paper Posies kit.

All Hearts & Love

 I love making tags to tie on gifts and treats. Here's some fun ones I made with a few of these cute images.

I love taking bits and pieces out of my stash and making pretty little things.

For this tag I used some twine from the The Twinery. Wilton doilies are a must have in my stash and my Martha Stewart punch. 

The heart beat image in the January kit is one of my faves and easy to incorporate into this tag. I added embellishments from Pink Paislee.

I love punching several images and using the tiny attatcher to hold them together.

 This is my favorite of the bunch. I love layering embellishments and punches make it easy. Not to mention this KOTM. It has so many amazing images all in one kit. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Have you seen what's new at Unity?

NEW at Unity! Limited Edition WOOD ENGRAVED Unity Stamps. You can read all about these little beauties HERE on the Unity Website - are you a collector? GET YOURS FAST! :) http://unitystampco.com/product-category/collectors-engraved-wood-unity-stamps-coming-soon/
 Now it's time for you head on over to Thienly's blog. Just click the badge below.

New from Anna Griffin, embossing folders

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hello friends. Did you see Anna on HSN a few weeks ago talking about her new embossing folders with Provo Craft. I wish I could have bought that beautiful cream and gold Cuttlebug but I already have 2 machines here at home and could no justify adding a third. I did however scoop up those embossing folders! The designs are so beautiful and vintage. I fell in love immediately. Wanna see what I made with them?

I love you card


I wanted a window effect for this card so I embossed the patterned paper first and then cut out the oval and layered with pop dots for the depth. Then I added random 3D flowers from my stash of AG products.

My Best Friend card

I had some heavy weight vellum on hand so I gave it a try and the result was really pretty!

I also picked up Anna's Floral Impressions Card kit and used the embossing folders along with the kit.

Thank You card 

With Sympathy card

The embossing folders really added dimension and beauty to the cardstock in the card making kit. I am glad that I have them to pair with all my Anna Griffin collections.

I am sure I'll be creating many more cards with these folders but that's all I had time to make for this post.

Thanks as always for stopping by!


My Little Shoebox mash up fun

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hello friends. Today I am sharing a fun layout I created for My Little Shoebox's mash up week. Helen's collections are really easy to mix and match. I just picked a couple of my favorite papers and got started.

Carousel Love

I misted the cream background paper and layered the cloud paper for my background. 

Then I dug thru my stash for some embellishments. I love these frames from Tattered Angels. I punched several hearts to make a honeycombed heart embellishment.The brown flowers with rhinestone centers are from the Recollections collection that can be found at Michaels.

I cut out these letters and used pop dots to add dimension for my title.

That's all I have for today friends. Thanks for stopping by!

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