Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Guest Designer Angie Tieman
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Right? Am I lying? I think NOT! They are so crazy when it's time to go for a walk (I even have to TYPE that word quietly or they might hear me and go bonkers!) or a ride in the car and they get all out of breath before it's even time to go, lol! This layout has a couple pictures of them last summer when we took them to the beach!! I used the phenomolishicious March KOM, Rockin' it Unity Style, (the journaling tab) and "I Ruff You" (paw prints, heart) which is another SUPER cute kit that any doggy lover MUST own;) The dp I used is more from Imaginisce (SO loving this sweet line!)
That's all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to hop over to Angela's blog for today's Specials, Deal of the Day, and a list of all the lovely ladies who have worked hard to bring you BEAUTY today! Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Welcome to Day 2 of the VERY inspirational JustRite blog hop! I don't know about you but I have been LOVING all the wonderful projects out in blogland these past couple days! Totally leaves me inspired and ready to make something, lol!
If you haven't already begun at the JustRite blog, then be sure to go there first so that you don't miss a single thing! If you arrived here by way of Kelly Landers, you're right on track. When you're finished here, you'll hop over to the amazing Margie Higuchi!
I have a couple cards to share with you today, because I just fell in LOVE with my stamps the moment I opened them up! Stitched with Love is an amazing set of 6 gorgeous images and 6 beautiful borders that are interchangeable!
I used a sketch by Mercy Kerin for the layout of this card and the designer papers are by K&CO and the cardstock (Ocean Breeze, Sweet Blush, and Vintage Cream) are by PTI. I cut the heart from the stamp out and glittered it up good! Nothing a little glitter can't do for ya;) I also have tons of these Prima pearl flourishes that I just don't use and thought they would look perfect here, and I think they do! The little leaves are by Prima and were actually white. I spritzed them with pink glimmer mist and they matched perfectly! I also love those little roses by Prima, they are PERFECT for jazzing up your ribbon;)
This stamp is my favorite in the set, I love the little spool of ribbon and the sentiment is so sweet! I did a ton of sewing on this card, because you just can't have a sewing themed card and NOT SEW! I tied some white satin ribbon (colored with Copics) around the card and added a button with twine.
30 designers, FIVE shopping sprees each day. No one knows where the prizes will be! Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop and randomly allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, simply leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Beginning Friday, March 26, summaries of all the winners will be posted on the JustRite blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!
Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Two) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes:
· $200 JustRite Shopping Spree
· $100 Spellbinders Shopping Spree
· $100 Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Spree, and
· Two additional $100 JustRite Shopping Sprees!
Blog comments for Day Two will be open until Friday at 6pm EST. On Saturday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Two. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners.
Keri Lee Sereika
Amber Hight <---You are here!
Monday, March 22, 2010
I love these colors! They are so fresh and girly:) PERFECT for a gumball card! All stamps on this card can be found in this months KOM, Rockin' it Unity Style! I use to love gumballs and would search under couch cushions for enough change to buy one the next time we went to the grocery store:) I colored the image in with Copics and then applied some 3-d liquid dimensionals on the globe of the gumball machine but the picture doesn't pic that texture up, bummer! The colors I used are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo (SU!), Sweet Blush and White (PTI). The ribbon, buttons, and twine are also from PTI!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Here is this weeks' sketch:
And here's my card (sending this one to Susan and Eric!)
The main image is a stamp from Verve. It's a beautiful set of two stamps titled "Jeremiah 29:11" I know it's easier to say than it is to believe when you're going through a rough patch, but I really do believe that God has a plan for everyone and he will never give us more than we can handle and this verse sums that up so well. The paper is by Sassafrass Lass. I cut it out with a Spellbinders die and added some turquoise pearls for filler, lol! The Lemon Tart ribbon is by PTI. See that little rose on the bow? OMG I am SO in love with these! They're by Prima and they are SO WONDERFUL! They come on a piece of green wire that you can wrap around things and it makes the roses stay put w/out any glue! I'm about to go buy stock in these babies, lol!
Stop by the other ladies blogs to see what they came up with!
Jen Del Muro
Guest Designer Angie Tieman
Thanks for stopping by today! In case you've noticed and are peeved by it, I had to add word verification to my blog again:( I get at least 3-5 spam emails a post and that is really annoying to me, and I'd hate one of my visitors to click on one and get something nasty, so I had to turn the WV back on. Sorry about that, I hope it doesn't keep you from leaving me some love, I love it when you visit me!
**Edited to add the right sketch, I had the wrong one up, SORRY!**
This month's theme for the Dirty Dozen Active and Alumni girls is all about Spring, Birds, and Bees! The only restriction Joanne gave us was that we could NOT use decorative border punches *EEEEEEKS!* She really cut me to the bone on that one, but I made it through;)
It just so happens that the Caffinated Cropper kit this month, The Beez Kneez, is just PERFECT for this theme! The card base, dp's, stamps, and pearls are all from the kit! The bees, sentiment, and the sun are all from the Nikki Silvis stamp set included in the kit! I stamped the big bee on a piece of yellow dp and cut it out and then popped it up! I love the teeny bees, aren't they cute?
I used Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #130 for the layout, LOVE this sketch!
Check out the DD Challenge Gallery for tons of eye candy! I can't wait to go hoppin' through the Birds and Bees cards:)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The sparkly alpha doesn't really show up in the photo, but those green letters (Pink Paislee) are SUPER sparkly! The best think about these glitter alphas is that the glitter doesn't get all over you! I've had some that are just way to messy to deal with, these are not like that! The only thing on this card that isn't included in the kit, is the Apron Lace punch (used on the chocolate cardstock), and the sewing machine;) EVERYTHING else is INCLUDED in the kit! I think another thing I love about kits is that everything you need is right there. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the crap I have and can't decide on what to do. With a kit, you have several options and they all coordinate:) I am really not just saying this because I'm on the DT, I really adore this kit!
I did make one other card tonite, with a new addition to the Plain Jane family from Verve, Happy Birthday!
I used this weeks' 2 Sketches 4 U layout for this card:) The paper is Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket! Doncha love those buttons?:)
Monday, March 15, 2010
When the chicks decided on Critters, I had just the idea for this card. When I was at home on leave a couple weeks ago, I bought every embellishment and patterned paper I could find with a critter on it, and after the DD gallery submissions, I still have a bunch left! I really loved these chipboard shapes and papers by MME from the Abbey Road collection, so I decided to go with it:)
The card base is Aqua Mist and then there is a layer of Vintage Cream, both by PTI. The DP as mentioned earlier, as well as the chipboard embellishments are all by MME. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #60 for my layout and then the card sorta went wild, lol! I really wanted to use up every last piece since I'll probably never use them on anything else!
Go see what the other Monday Chicks came up with for today's theme!
AJ, Jeanne, Jimmi, & Maren
Have a great week! I'll be back tomorrow with some new Verve cards!!!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Ashley Nguyen Newell
Want a chance to win your next
kit for free?
Got your attention now, huh?
1.Purchase the BEEEZ KNEEZ kit
this includes anyone who's already purchased the kit
2. Use it to participate in ANY BLOG CHALLENGE
(we're a little partial here to ETSY Inspired and All Things Unity)
but I said ANY CHALLENGE this includes sketch blogs!!
3. Link said creation to this post by March 31st
I'm going to let the Team choose how to pick a winner for this one
(in case you want to suck up)
How's that for fun!!!
We can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Have fun hopping through the ladies' blogs, leave them some love!
Today, the Unity Rockstars are showcasing the March Stampin' Store Kit, "Adventures in Happiness!" How much do you LOVE the name of this kit? It's SCREAMS fun!
This weeks' Sketch for you to Try is a REALLY fun one! Who am I kidding, they all are! But I really had a great time with this one:)
I kinda forgot the heart layer, dagnabbit! I actually just noticed that, lol! Hopefully Jen won't change her mind about me:D
Here's my card-
Isn't it fun and sunny? Today was actually a perfectly BEAUTIFUL day in Okinawa! Probably about 70 degrees, maybe 75, sunny, no clouds, birds a' singin, it was heaven! Only thing missing is my sweetie, but he'll be home next week!
So since I was in such a sun-shiney mood today, it came out in my card! I adore this new stamp set by Verve "Let it Shine"! There are fun sun images, lots of fun sentiments, just a great all around stamp set! The colors I used are Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest by PTI!
Make sure to check out my other Sketch Sistah's!
Susan Liles’ husband was diagnosed with lymphoma this week. Please visit her blog and give her a virtual hug and some support
I hope it's a beautiful Saturday for you, wherever you may be:)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3 each/ 27 sheets total
Basic Grey Origins Parrafin
Basic Grey Origins Cucumber
Jillibean Soup diced Tomatoes
JIllibean Soup Head of Cabbage Cabbage
Jenni Bowlin Lemonade
Jenni Bowlin Green Crosshatch
Bazzill smoothies cardstock
The "Whipped Cream"
Pink Paislee Glittler Limeade Chipboard Alpha
EAD Designs Exclusive 8x8 sheet of vinyl rub ons (bee sentiments)
THESE ARE ONLY AVAILABLE HERE IN THIS KIT!!!
3/4 yard yellow pom pom trim
1 yd May Arts copper irridescent ribbon
1yd green grosgrain ribbon
1 yd brown hemp
1 jar of Cinnamon Stickles
1 set of Nikki Silivis Willowbee stamps
1 package Jillibean Soup Kraft 8 cards and envelopes
strip of 20 Kaisercraft pearls
2 handmade dictionary paper flowers
2- 4 inch paper doilies
1 vinyl bookmark cover
3 glassine envelopes ( these are about 2x3 )
6 Jenni Bowlin vintage sew on buttons 3 green/3 cream
4 Jenni Bowlin antique ecru rhinestone pins
2 asst shaped ribbon brackets (there are squares,rectangles, ovals, hearts)
each kit will get a big one and a small one asst shapes
1 Tim Holtz fragments acrylic tile
10 assorted handpunched bumble bees and crowns