Monday, November 30, 2009

We're back!

The Monday Challenge Chicks have been playing hooky for the past couple weeks but we're BACK today! Well, some of us are anyway! Some ladies are still quite busy and weren't able to squeek anything out in time, we did just decide to do something LAST NIGHT! Today is an "Anything Goes" day! We just wanted to prod eachother to post SOMETHING! Sometimes, everyday life gets going and you forget the little things;)
My card today uses the November KOM Incentive kit, Love Bug(scroll down under the KOM to see a picture of the entire Love Bug kit!)! This is seriously *THE* cutest little car stamp I've ever seen! And the sentiments that go with it are DARLING, and fit right inside the little license plate!
The paper is by Making Memories, I think it's called Getaway? Or something like that? LOL! I forgot but I don't want to walk all the way back upstairs to rummage through the madness that is my scrapbook room right now, lol! I stamped the love bug on a piece of Ripe Avacado cardstock and cut the window out, kinda looks like you're looking through the windshield, love that! I sewed around the dp and the sentiment and added some PTI ribbon and buttons!
I had some scraps left so I put this little card together too!
The sentiment, which I *LOVE* is from the November 09 KOM! I also stamped the sweet little ladies from a set not released until CHA in January! The paper again is from Making Memories and the ribbon/buttons are by PTI.
Well thats it from me! Hop on over to these ladies to see some more fun Monday inspiration!
AJ, Maren, Jeanne, Jimmi, Brooke, Jen B. Some of them may not have any updates, but I didn't want to leave them out if they changed their mind;)
Happy Monday, see ya later!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful Hearts Blog HOp!

Well it's about that time again, we're upon another fabulous release from Verve! This month, we're all about being thankful so we turned that feeling and the new release into a fun new Blog Hop for you! As you hop along the DT blogs, you'll be seeing peeks of all the new sets, as well as some old ones, so start at Julee's blog and hop your way through the list! If you've landed on me, you probably already know I'm the last one! So thank you for making it all the way to my little blog:) I've been waiting for you!
My whole card centered around the sentiment from "Heartfelt Thanks" , I love the "you touched my heart" sentiment! I kinda went with it, and it looks alot like a valentine, lol! It's okay though, I like it:) The base is a piece of Rich Razzleberry cut out with the largest heart nestability. The Sweet Blush card was created by cutting a piece of cardstock 4.5x8.5 and scoring it at 4.25. I then lined the regular heart nestability so they TOP of the DIE was JUST ABOVE the top edge of the score I created, this way, it didn't cut all the way through, I just got a nice cute little heart shaped card:)
I stamped the heart border from Hundred Hearts in Espresso (MOmento) and then added some cute little heart shaped rhinestones. I added a thin strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and stitched it down. Then I tied some swirly ribbon and added the cut-out heart (From Hundred Hearts also) and the sentiment! The "Thanks" sentiment is from Celebration of Thanks (LOVE THIS SET!) and I stamped some little hearts from Hearts on Fire behind it.
Well, that's about it for this post! I hope you enjoyed the blog hop! We had so much fun creating for you:)
Now you can head on over to the Verve Blog to finish some fun challenges or to the Verve Store for some SHOPPING! Decisions, decisions...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Hello! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you and your families are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day:) Billy and I did! We went over to Christy's house! There were about 10.5 of us there (baby Emma counts too!) and we had so much fun! Lots of food and lots of laughs:)
I'm so thankful for my friends, and so thankful for the opportunity to have met Christy a couple years ago and having grown so close to her:) We're going to CocoK's tomorrow morning with her Mom-in-law and a couple other sweet friends! Can't wait for that pedicure!
Okay, today is also Unity day! Since it's Thursday/Thanksgiving here, I didn't have any time to whip up anything BRAND new, but I did create this card for the Featured Stamper challenge this past Sunday and haven't uploaded it on the ole blog yet, so hopefully not too many of you have seen this card yet;)
You can see all the details on the challenge HERE!
My card base is Rustic Cream (Seriously, this is all I use now! It's the NEW WHITE!) I also used some paper from Green Tea Leaves by PTI and Dark Chocolate Cardstock. The main image is the sweet little fairy from the November KOM by Unity! Isn't she sweet? And the sentiment? LOVE IT! I so love this whole color/style combo, vintage/rustic is in my blood lately, I can't get away from the rustic colors, textures, and patterns!

Well, make sure you stop by the Unity Blog today for the awesome sales Angela has going on! You just have to KNOW they are going to be huge at Unity;)
Have a blessed day, Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Terracottta DREAM!

I got my new PTI stuff today and Oh My. The new color Terracotta Tile is just, AHHHHH-mazing! It's a really deep, rich rust orange color, THE color that my collection needed! So, since I loved it so much, as soon as I opened it, I had to make a card!

I paired the TT with Aqua Mist and a bit of Dark Chocolate! You may also see a couple of the new stamp sets! Turning a New Leaf and Signature Greetings! Man, these two sets are going to be staying on my desk for an undetermined amount of time, I can't see ever NOT using them! Dawn's handwriting is so gorgeous, and so perfect for card sentiments! And the leaves, OH THE LEAVES! They make me a happy girl:)
The ribbon is Terracotta Tile and of course my wood buttons and Jute, also PTI:)

So do you like my new digs? I bought a "Blog in a Box" template from Sweet Shoppe Designs and LOVE it! It's SO easy to install on your own, too! Except for if you're me, and dont' understand even the smallest steps, lol! I had to email one of the template creators and she was so super helpful, she helped me get it up and running in no time:) There are all sorts of beautiful designs, but I really loved this one, it's called Hawaiian Sunset, the colors make me so happy!

Okay, anyways, enjoy your day and I'll see ya in a day or so:)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flower Girl

Okay, I had to get that blue card off the top of the page, SO BRIGHT, lol!
I've had so much fun stamping this weekend! I've gotten so much done and have loved every minute of it. You know those days when everything works out just right? That's how my weekend has been:) It's refreshing, because there are many times I head to the stamping room only to find my mojo has deserted me!
I got some new MFT stamps this past week and have been playing with the Sweet Innocence girls, aren't they precious? I really love this one, Flower Girl.
I started out coloring her with Copics (shirt) but then switched to prismacolor pencils cause I can blend with them so much easier! I also recently tried out the MFT Perfect Panels and I gotta say, I'm lovin it! Blending on this paper is so smooth. The patterned paper is Cherry Hill by October Afternoon, and the ribbon/cardstock is by PTI.
That's all I have today:) Hope your Sunday is relaxing!!! Happy stamping:)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

Hey there! How is your weekend starting off? It's saturday night here in Oki and my honey and I just got done watching Star Trek, such a GREAT movie!

I have had all kinds of crafty time today! I made three cards, but only one I can share today! It's for today's SCS Inspiration Challenge. Stef chose the Aimoobaroo Etsy Shop for this week! I love this little store, so much eye candy! I instantly had an idea when I saw THIS set of buttons! Here's my card:
I know, the blue is so loud it almost hurts, lol! It didn't photograph very well, it's not quite that bright IRL, but it is bright;) The bright blue is Prism cardstock so it has a fun orange-peel texture! I stamped the background "Giving it all Meaning" by Unity on the hearts cut out with my heart nestabilities. The sentiment (Heart Prints sentiments) and flourish (Fancy Flourishes) are by PTI. I also used PTI ribbon and buttons! The cardstock base is True Black adn the dark blue is Enchanted Evening (both PTI).

Well I have more relaxing to do so I'll catch ya tomorrow! Have a great weekend friends:)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Viva la Verve!

Well it's that time of the week! Time for a new Viva la Verve challenge:) You can read all about it HERE!!! I hope you come play along with us!
Here's my sample for this weeks sketch--
This weeks {Twist} is a color challenge: Purple, Chocolate, and Vanilla! I saw this combo on a Martha Stewarts picture on the website and immediately fell in love! The colors are so warm and rich together!
I used the flower from Believe {on sale now! $10 of every purchase of this set goes directly to the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation!} and randomly stamped it on a piece of vanilla cardstock (PTI) in Plum Pudding ink (also PTI). I used some EK Sucess punches on the chocolate and Plum Pudding pieces. I stamped the flower again in Espresso ink (Adirondack) on a piece of Chocolate and again on a piece of Plum Pudding cardstock and cut them out. I sewed the stem and cut a vanilla leaf for the flower too! The sentiment, oh how I love it. It's so true and such an uplifting one! Uplifting is the corner stone of Verve Stamps and I just love that. Everything about every stamp set Julee creates Ooooozes uplifting-ness, lol! Check out the newest releases here and be sure to stick around for another release next week!!!! You DON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just my type

I have a Quick post to share tonite! I've been on the computer ALLLL day and my eyes are going a lil googly, lol!
Today the Unity DT is showcasing more of the November KOM! Oh yes, this kit is so fun! I personally adore the typewriter! How CUTE is this thing??? And the sentiment is adorable as well:)
This month, when you sign up for the KOM you get the adorable "Love Bug" kit for FREE!
Make sure you run over to Angela's blog today, she'll give you the low-down on today's SALES!!! woohoo! You can also see the list of the DT members with projects to share with you today:)
Hope your day is fantastic, see ya around!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Unity Store Kit HOP!!

Every month, along with the "regular" kit of the month (I know, they are anything BUT regular, they are WONDERFUL:), Unity releases a STORE kit of the month!
This is a kit that is NOT available for purchase on the Unity site, you have to visit one of many wonderful online/IRL scrapbook stores to buy it! Go HERE to see the list of stores you can buy this awesome kit from TODAY!
I created this little card for the hop today! I used the adorable lamp and matching sentiment. I adore the sentiment! It's great for a cheery card to send to a friend who's down:) The dp is Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket! Love that paper, the colors are so me!
Hop on over to Angela's blog for a list of all the blogs to visit today! There is plenty inspiration out there, hope you find it;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Donna Downey meets Unity!

Oh man, can you think of a more exciting combination? I think not! Donna Downey and Unity have partnered up to bring you the amazing new "The Artist in You" kit, and let me tell you, this is a HUGE set! The floral images and sentiments are so wonderful!

For my card, I went with another soft, whispy color combination: Lavender Moon and Kraft! I stamped a swooshy floral image in Fresh Snow right on the card base up at the top (kinda hard to see in the photo). Next I layered a piece of PTI dp and sewed it to the card base. I stamped the large floral image in Lavender moon on a piece of Rustic White cardstock and sewed it to a piece of Lavender Moon cardstock, and cut one edge with my EK Success border punch. I notched a half-circle out with my 1.25" circle punch and layered a button inside. Pretty simple card but I really wanted these amazing stamps to speak for themselves:)
Head on over to Angela's blog for a list of more blogs to see! Also, go leave Donna some love for her amazing new Unity kit!

Check out what the mailman brought me today, have you ever seen a more beautiful sight? Once again, I think not.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Papertrey Lovin'

It has been almost LITERALLY forever since I've used any of my beloved Papertrey stamps! As I was parusing the PTI DT blogs, I was inspired by the simple, rustic, and elegant styles of Nichole and Pine! This card I created is a combination of design elements I saw on both of their blogs...
The card base is Kraft and I stamped Background Basics: Text Style II and the leaves from Beautiful Blooms in Fresh Snow ink. The blue dp is by SU! and I stamped white leaves on top of it. The sentiment is stamped in Enchanted Evening on Vanilla cardstock with a layer of Kraft cut with an EK Succcess border punch.
I sewed a cute little Enchanted Evening button on a prima hydrangea for a little something extra:)
That's all I have for today but come back tomorrow for a little Unity eyecandy, there is a new set being released and you won't want to miss it!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I did another SCS challenge! Yeah! I have been a scrapbooking FOOL this weekend and today made sure to make some time for a card!
I case'd THIS card by Christine. for today's Featured Stamper challenge. I loved the torn edge and had this idea using Crazy for Daisies instantly! Crazy for Daisies was last months KOM incentive kit by Unity. It's not currently available but will be released for sale soon! If you love this one, you should see the November KOM and incentive kit (free when you sign up for the KOM!)
The card base is Rustic White by PTI. I cut a small piece the embossed dots green cardstock (Bazzill) and glued it on top. Then I stamped the daisies on Rustic White and glued that and the Raspberry Fizz bittydots paper down. The ribbon is Ripe Avacado by PTI. To finish this card off I added a Raspberry Fizz and two Rustic Wood buttons by PTI.
So I've done FIVE double page layouts this weekend! Christy came over yesterday and made her Thanksgiving cards and I've been working on a friend's baby book! Only 4 more 2-page layouts till I'm done, yeah! I have tomorrow off of work so I plan on *hopefully* finishing that baby book! As I mentioned a few days ago, I got a Cricut Expressions for my bday *my honey is so thoughtful!* and yesterday I bought the SCAL V2.0 program and O.M.G. I am having so much fun downloading fonts/dingbats/svg files/ you name it! I can't seem to do anything with all the stuff I'm cutting yet, but I'm having fun, lol! If you have a Cricut and don't have SCAL, I HIGHLY recommend it, it's awesome! You dont' really need any more cartridges!
Okay, I'm watching a movie with my sweetie so I'll see ya tomorrow:) Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November KOM!

Hello there friends! Today is UNITY THURSDAY! WOOHOOO! I happen to *LOVE* November's KOM and know you will too!
Aren't these little ladies adorable? I colored them with Copics and cut it out with a labels nestability! The pink bitty dots paper and black cardstock are by PTI, and so is the fabulous ribbon! I get quite a few comments on my bows and I gotta tell you, the secret is PTI ribbon! This stuff is so wonderful, I love it!
Go >>HERE<< to see the kit in its entirety!
Also, make sure to keep an eye on Angela's Blog and the Unity Splitcoast forums, there are some vewy cuwious things going on awound hewe;) hee!
In other news, I turned 29 yesterday and my good ole buddy ole pal Christy took me to Chilis today to celebrate! She got me a Twilight Scene It! game and I can't wait to play it with her this weekend:D I had so much fun today Christy, thanks so much for lunch and the gift! Here's a shot of us, the waitress *SO* doesn't know how to take pics, look how blurry! Bah.

Well have a great day ya'll, I'm out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Viva la Verve! Christmas in the Air...

This week, I showed no mercy on the VLV sketch/twist over on Splitcoast! It's a 1,2,3 challenge (and these are KNOWN to be tough!). The rules for this weeks sketch:
You can only use ONE embellishment (type that is, not one actual brad, button, etc...), you must use TWO colors of cardstock (One neutral is allowed in addition), and you must use THREE stamps! Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
Card base is Rustic Cream with Enchanted Evening on top of that, and the smaller blue panel is Aqua Mist. The sentiment, from Christmas in the Air, is stamped In Enchanted Evening. I then stamped two snowflakes from Frosty Flakes on Enchanted Evening (I embossed this snowflake with Opalescent powder, looks *so* cool irl!) and the second snowflake on Rustic White. My one embellishment is the ribbon (try as I might, I can't have a card w/out ribbon!)
So that's not so hard, right? Come on over to the Verve forums and play with us! Verve stamps are NOT required:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

House has been overtaken by a really huge BUG!!!!!!

So I went to check the mail after work today and this was waiting for me...from my darling husband, for my birthday *which isn't until Wednesday!*
How *awesome* is this? It's the Cricut Expression! OMG I can't begin to tell you how in love with this thing I am, it's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! It came with two cartridges so I've been busy just cutting different shapes all evening, lol! Didn't make anything, just playing:)
Now I *Really* gotta start scrappin more!!!
If you have a Cricut, what are your favorite cartridges? It came with Plantin Schoolhouse and Something Accents, can't remember the name...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A new month, a new KOM!

There is a NEW KOM being introduced this month at Unity *if you still see the October KOM, keep checking till the November kit is up*! You will *LOVE* it! I don't have it yet, or I would have a project using the KOM to share with you *bbooooohoo!* I can't wait to get it, all the stamps will be muched loved, I'm sure of it:)
If you sign up for this kit this month, you get LOVE BUG for FREE! I don't have a pic of that one, but if you go HERE you can see it! TOTALLY HIPPILIOUS!!!

I do have something to share, a card I made for today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS! We're CASE'ing Miss BOO this week! Her cards are CAS and amazing, loved her gallery!
Here's my card based on THIS SWEET CARD by Miss Boo!
My card base is Pure Poppy by PTI. I stamped the oranaments from Merry and Bright in Pitch Black on white cardstock and mounted it on a piece of Sweet Blush. The ornaments were colored with Copics *and then heavily with Red stickels:)*
I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out with a circle punch. I loved Miss Boo's simple layout so this was a very fun card:)

Hope you enjoy your Sunday! I did, Billy and I spent the afternoon together and then went out to dinner, it was wonderful:) Now we're hangin out watching tv so I'll see ya later!