Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Etsy Inspired 61!!!

Hi there!!! :) This weeks Etsy Shop is probably my my absolute favorite so far, and I have been on the team for quite a while now! :) The shop is called Jared In Kansas and it is a beautiful photography shop! I am in love with EVERY single one of these!!!! When I first looked at the shop my jaw dropped to the floor! :)

There was the one dandelion photo that just had me completely drawn to it:

I took the stunning colors from this photo, and made them into this:

Raine has so much jewelry that she loves to play with, so I decided she needed a jewelry box of her own! :) I recently made a trip to AC Moore and picked up a few items, and new that these would make an awesome combo! :)

This weeks sponswer for a prize is Whimsie Doodles! :) They were kind enough to offer up either 2 singles stamps or 1 stamps set(winners choice). Good luck to everyone participating!

To play along you need to go the Jared In Kansas Etsy Shop, pick in inspiration piece, create something by YOU, and then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Blog!! :)

Also, go check out the rest of the DT'S work, because I know they will all have something amazing for you to look at like they always do! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Etsy Inspired 59!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!! :) Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!

This weeks Etsy shop is so fab! :) Vivika's toy art has such cute felt toys! She is so creative, and best of all she has tons of OWLS!!! :) hehe! I enjoyed browsing this shop sooooo much! Even Raine loved it!

So on the note of the owls, I decided to make this layout! :)

Close up:

My inspiration piece:

These are what you can win this weeks from Vivika's toy Shop!!!

Also, we have a special sponser this week!! :) Unity Stamp Co!!!!!!!! WOOO HOOOOO!! :)

Go check out all the awesome deals that Unity is running through tomorrow! Get some special releases while you can! They will be gone Nov. 1st and won't be back until after CHA in January!!!! You can find these deals at the Unity Blog!

They are going to be giving away the set Birdie Inspiration (which is prety much my all time fav. set! :) )

So go to Vivika's Toy Shop, pick a inspiration piece, create something fun and fab, and then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Blog!

Now go check out the rest of the DT! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Etsy Inspired 57

** sorry this is up so late, I have been having major issues with blogger and my internet!!**

This weeks Etsy Inspired Shop is one that has such beautiful pieces in it! :)

Linkel Designs has gorgeous, and I mean GORGEOUS pieces of jewelry in it! :) Wait till you see the prize that they are offering up for this weeks winner!! What's that??? You want to see the prize?? Ok here it is! :)

Stunning right????? :)

Here is my inspiration piece for this week:

And here is my layout:

Close up:

My daughter is definitely little miss fabulous! :) She will stop in the middle of the store and pop a pose and say " Mom take my picture!" :) hehe! So cute!!!

To play along with the Etsy Inspired challenge this week here is what you need to do:
Go to the Linkel Designs Etsy Shop and pick an inspiration piece
Then go make something you created!
Last, link it it up to the Etsy Inspiration Blog so we can see what you made and you will be entered to win the beautiful earrings shown above! :)

Now go check out the rest of the DT:

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Friday, October 16, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday! :)

Welcome to another week of Friends with Flair Friday, brought to you by the wonderful customers and DT of Unity Stamp Co! :)

This week I decided to work on a layout with another photo of Raine at the fair :)

A close up of the journaling:

And a close up of the flowers made using various Unity stamps, and of the stitching I did:

Now since I don't have a sewing machine.... keep in mind all the sewing I did on this layout.. yup.. all hand stitched! But the work was worth it because I love the look of this layout :)

The layout is this weeks sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks

The Unity Stamps I used on this layout are:
Floral Friends- I used to bud of the one of these flowers to make the very center of all the flowers
Growing in Unity- I used one of the scrolls as a template for my stitching that is on the bottom right corner of the photo
Sept 09 KOM ( Go Ahead... Wish) - I used the calender flower for the orange base of my flowers and then stamped the other flower onto pink and orange DP and cut them out for more dimension.

Other supplies used:
Cosmo Cricket DP
White thread
Brown thread
Color Box Chalk Chestnut Roan

The journaling reads" You have absolutely the biggest heart I have ever seen and right now it is all bundled up in this amazing little girl. You are going to be the greatest mother when you get older. You already mother the baby goats and you are so wonderful at it. I look forward to all the years to come where I have the privilege of watching your heart grow bigger. "

This week Unity is kind of going back to hip hop style and Angela included the amazing deals too! :o)

Every single stamp order gets 5 free random stamps!
Every $25 spent gets the option of purchasing another set for only $2!!!!! The sets you can choose from for $2 are Jolly Little Winter, Folk Inspired, and Little Me.
Make sure you add the kits to your cart!!!!!

Well that's it for me! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you go check out everyone else's creations! :)


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Limelight Sketch 32 and Guest DT for a day! :)

I am so honored to be able to get together with the Limelight DT and some of my Etsy DT girls for this weeks Limelight Sketch Challenge! They are on sketch 32! :)

I have to say I absolutely love Mandy's online shop because she always carries the very best products out there, she gets every thing shipped out soooo fast, and she is just the biggest sweetheart! :)

You can check out sales that are going on at Limelight RIGHT NOW at the Limelight Papercrafts home page!
This weeks product focus is RIBBON!!!! Oh how I love ribbon!!! :) You can check out all the ribbon Limelight Papercrafts by clicking on this link here! ----------> RIBBON!

For this card I used a kraft base, and then added some Basic Grey Euphoria DP ( It can be found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts), then added some light blue wide ric rac ( found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts), added some purple ribbon from SU, and then finished it off with some Die Cut pieces from the Cherry Hill line by October Afternoon ( found HERE at Limelight Papercrafts)

The Details:
**Use the sketch above and dress it up with your favorite RIBBON!!

**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC032
**Post a comment with a link to your card on the Limelight Blog with the sketch 32 post by Sunday, October 18, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).

**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive a package of Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Ribbons!

Here is the sketch! :)

Now go check out all the beautiful creations the ladies made using with the sketch! :)

And the Limelight DT!

Thank you to Mandy for letting us join this week as One Day Special DT's! :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge 56

Hello everyone! :) It is week 56 for the Etsy Inspired Challenge!

This weeks shop is Kharlie Bug! :) They have the most beautiful bags in this shop! :) They have totes, make up bags and more! Make sure you check out the ones that have already been sold too, for more inspiration!

Isn't that the most adorable bag??? It was definitely my favorite out of the whole shop! :) I knew I had the perfect DP for this too! :) So here is my layout:

The sketch is from 52 sketches 52 weeks :) It is sketch 39. When we went to the fair the other day, they had a fake cow that you could milk, and Raine just had to do it! :)

The DP is Cosmo Cricket and MME.

Now this week is special, because if you order anything from the Kharlie Bug shop, you will have 5 entries into this weeks prize! :)

This weeks prize is from one of the BEST online shops there is! Limelight Papercrafts!!! :) The owner is our sweet guest designer this month, Mandy Chesire! :) She is offering up Cosmo Cricket's 6x6 Nutmeg pack, and Cosmo Cricket's 6x6 Nutmeg chipboard set! :) Thank you Mandy!!

Make sure you check out the Limelight home page for the shop to see all kinds of sales and deals going on! :) She always carries the best, trendiest products out there!

Now go check out the rest of the DT! :) Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday! :)

**Make sure you see my post below to see my exciting news!**

Hello there! :) Today is another Friends with Flair Friday, brought to you by the one and only Unity Stamp Company!! :)

I decided to go along with this weeks sketch challenge on SCS. I kind of changed it up a little bit because I didn't use any DP. Instead I scored 3 lines as a "frame" of where the DP would have been :)

Here is my card:

I took SU kraft as my base, scored the lines as my frame, added the black strip that I punched with my fiskars punch, and then added my stamped panel. To make the panel I stamped my sentiment with versamark, added black embossing powder, and used my heat gun. I layered it with black cardstock, and then kraft card stock. This panel with lifted with pop dots. As a final touch I added a punched butterfly using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Supplies used:
Unity Stamp Co- Birdie Inspiration (sentiment)
SU card stock
Bazzill card stock- Black
Ranger black embossing powder
pop dots
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by! :) Make sure you check out all the other ladies FFF posts! You can find the list here on SCS ---------> FFF participants!!


I love Unity!!!!!

So as most of you know, Unity has been having a Bachelor challenge, featuring the handsome Ryan Broman! :) Each week, (for 7 weeks) Ryan gives a new challenge that he wants and everyone participates :) Week 3's challenge was to use plaid and polka dots. I automatically knew what I wanted to make when I saw the challenge! This weeks is the the Fryeburg Fair.. the biggest fair in Maine. People from tons of states come to see this fair. This fair completely inspired this card:

Supplies used:
Unity Stamp Co- July KOM- A Pocket Full Of...
Making Memories Mini Brads in Chocolate
SU kraft
My Minds Eye DP
SU hemp
Making Memories Buttons
pop dots
SU Taken With Teal ink
Colorbox chalk Chestnut Roan Ink

So today I was at the fair again (got to love those gorgeous cows! :) ) and I came home to find out..
I WON THE CHALLENGE! :) What does that mean exactly? It means I won 25 random stamps and 12 sheets of patterned paper... and I am entered to win the grand prize!!! A $500 shopping spree, $100 of patterened paper, and 6 free months of the kit of the month.
Anyone that stops by my blog knows how much I love and support this company, so for me to win this week makes me feel completely honored. To me that is the grand prize! :) I love Angela and her whole crew over at Unity. So a HUGE thank you to them! :) And congrats to Nina the runner up! :)
To play along this week, check out this post on Angela's blog! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

World Card Making Day Creations

I wanted to share the cards I made the day after World Card Making Day (I was working Sat. so I couldn't create until Sunday) I participated in 4 of the challenges on SCS. The Unity challenge, The Stamping Bella challenge, the Flourishes challenge, and the Splitcoaststampers challenge!! :) I had such a blast! And a even got a bonus out of the deal, I was one of the winners for the Unity challenge! I can't tell you how excited I am!!! :) Thank you to Unity and Angela for my prize! :)
So here are my creations!

Unity challenge: Make a card using a quote as your main focus:

Stamping Bella challenge: Make a card focusing on what you like to do with your girlfriends:) This card also uses this past weeks Limelight Papercrafts Sketch! :)

Splitcoaststampers challenge: Make a thank you card, use chocolate, and use sketch provided

Flourishes challenge: Sketch challenge

A HUGE shoutout to Jimmi Mayo for putting together the WCMD event on SCS! I can't imagine how much work she put into that day! And also a big thank you to all the Member Companies that participated and offered up amazing prizes to participants! :)

If you would like to know any products used, just leave a comment and I will get back to you! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge 55

Hello ladies! :) (I know.. I swear start with the same thing all the time!)

It is week 55 of the Etsy Inspired Challenge! :) This weeks shop really touched me this week. I totally love the natural look to everything! It is all sooo beautiful! The shop is called The Salty Cat Co. I am not lying when I say I love every single piece in this shop.

Here is my inspiration piece:

I loved the green wooden beads. They have such a natural feel to them! They COMPLETELY inspired layout!! :)

The journaling on this picture reads "The beauty in Maine is incredible at this time of year. The leaves are changing, it's getting cool, and the water is calm. My favorite time of year. I am in complete bliss..."

I would say being at the lake on a calm, clear night is one of my (if not my ultimate) favorite places in the world! I love sitting under the stars and just being able to have a clear, peaceful mind.

Here is the prize for this week :)

To play along, go to The Salty Cat Co etsy shop, pick an inspiration piece, create something wonderful, and then link it up to the etsy inspired blog for a chance to win this gorgeous bracelet valued at $35!!!! :) We can't wait to see your creations!!!!

And since it is the last Saturday of the month... we have ... A UNITY GIVEAWAY!!! :) One lucky participant will win the set Folk Inspired!

Now that I have chatted away..go check out the rest of this amazing DT! :)

Ashley- Ashley isn't feeling well so she won't have a card, but she will still have all the info up on her blog (feel better hun!!!)
Tonya- is on a little break due to family issues {hugs}
Tiffany-her camera died! She will be posting as soon as she ges a new one!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)


Friday, September 25, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday! :)

Well it is time for another Friends with Flair Friday! :) HOORAY! Every Friday a bunch of fabulous friends of Unity show off their flair on their blogs! So to make sure you see everyone's beautiful creations, make sure you check out all the blogs listed on Angela's (Unity's) blog here:
Unity Stamp Co Blog

I have had a lot changes going on in my life this past week, so I wanted a nice clean and simple card to show off the fresh, clean side I am feeling! :)

Sorry for the awful lighting!
The stamps used on this card are from the Sept. KOM :)

I know you have a bunch of blogs to visit so I am keeping this short!

Have a fabulous day everyone! :)


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Etsy Inspired 54!

This weeks Etsy Inspired Shop is one of my favorites that I have seen! :)

Unfortunately, I don't have an inspiration piece this week, as I have a lot going on and am just not feeling very inspired. Hope you all understand!

But anyway, here is the gorgeous shop! :)

I heart Flowers has some of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry ever!!!!!!!!!! :)
Here are some of the beautiful pieces they have:

And here is this weeks gorgeous prize! These awesome earrings! :)

All you have to do is go to the I love Flowers etsy shop, pick an inspiration piece, create something from your inspiration piece, and then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Blog for a chance to win! :)

Make sure you check out the DT because I know they will have some amazing creations for you! :) Their links are on my sidebar!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Etsy Inspired 53!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the Etsy Inspired Birthday Bash! :)

This week we have a shop that I love! It is called Pinky's Pet Gear, and they have some GORGEOUS collars and leashes for cats and dogs! The can even custom make collars if you want some! And they are so fashionable, they even have Vera Bradley!! :)

Here is my adorable inspiration piece:

And here is my creation for the week :)

I thought this little gift set was super cute and fun! :)

The image is Lani Witch from this weeks awesome sponsor, The Digi Shack! :) They are offering up a $15 gift certificate to one lucky participant! Thank you for sponsoring the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week!

This week you are playing for a chance at a dog collar AND leash of your choice!! :) (If you have a kitty she will let you pick 2 collars instead of a leash and collar!)

All you have to do is go to the Pinky's Pet Gear, pick a inspiration piece, make something fabulous and then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog! And then you are entered! Easy! :)

Now go check out the rest of the Etsy Inspired Challenge DT (their links are on my side bar!!)

Thanks for stopping by this week! :)


Monday, September 7, 2009

Etsy Birthday Bash Winner!!

So you want to know who won that special prize pack from me right????? :)

The correct number of buttons in the jar was 658! :)

Well.... the winner is...

Kerry! :)

Kerry said:
"ok, I say 777 for luck. LOL"

Congrats Kerry!!!!!! :)

Thank you to everyone who played along and checked out the Etsy Blog Hop!!

Don't forget there is still time to play along with the challenge for this week and for a chance at some great prizes!!! :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Etsy Birthday Bash Guessing Game!

**For my Etsy Inspired Birthday Bash post please scroll down**

Alright so I get to give away a prize pack! :) It is going to include a Unity surprise stamp, and a bunch of other goodies I have!!!

So what do you have to do? Guess how many buttons are in the jar :) Easy peasy!

You have until Monday, the 7th at 8pm EST to make your guess! :) Closest guess will win!!!

Good luck everyone! :)


Etsy Inspired Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!! :)

Hello there! :) You should be arriving here from the extremely sweet, Emily's blog! :) If you are not, please start the blog hop at Ashley's blog so you do not miss out on anything fantastic!

Wow... can you believe that it is the Etsy Inspired Challenge's first birthday??? Hooray! :) Thank you to everyone who plays along with our fabulous challenge each week!

This week we could use any piece from as our inspiration! So this is the piece that I chose:

And here is my layout :)

The title of it is Say What? because Raine came up with this joke:
Knock, Knock
Who's there??
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana who?
Hannah Montana say what?

Raine thinks it is hilarious so I snapped some pictures of her while she was telling me the joke and I loved how the photo's came out! :)

Now to play along with the challenge this week, please go to and choose anything from the website as your inspiration piece, then link it up to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog for a chance to win an awesome prize.

**There is a mystery blog out there(no one knows who.. not even the DT.. only Ashley knows) so you have to leave a comment on each of the blogs for the chance to win the grand prize:
A Scor-Pal
A Scor-Bug
A Scor-Mat
and an extra Scor-Tool
**You also have to play along with the challenge for the chance to win since it is such a huge prize!**

Incredible right?? Thank you so much to Scor-Pal for these generous prizes for one lucky winner!

There is also a prize from Soft Pencil( an awesome digital company) so make sure you play along with the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from them :)

And last but not least, some where along the blog hop there is a prize from AI Factory!

So today from 11 pst to 2 pst we will be having awesome challenges, games, and prizes over on the Etsy Inspired Group on Paper Craft Planet :) (I will be giving away a prize, including a Unity stamp!)

Now to continue the blog hop, go onto the incredibly talented Ryann's blog for more amazing work!

And thank you for supporting the Etsy Inspired Challenge! :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday Friends with Flair kick off! :)

Today is the first day of a new Unity tradition. We are out with the old (Hip Hop Hangover) and we are in the with the new (Friday Friends with Flair) :)

I can't wait to see what else Angela has in store for us when it comes to new stuff :) I know whatever it is will be fabulous!

I came up with a pretty simple card:

I stamped the background and the pink card stock with Hearts of Old, and then used the bird image from the August 09 KOM. :) I thought this fun American Crafts ribbon would be a good addition.

The sketch is from this weeks Limelight Papercrafts challenge. :)

Now if you are just starting to check out the Friday Friends with Flair hop, start at the Unity blog :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge 51

Yippee! We already are on challenge 51... which means next week will be our big Etsy Birthday Bash! :) Make sure you check out all the fun! :)

This week we have fun art and clay store as our inspiration, and it is called Red Crow Arts!!!! They have such incredible pieces in this shop, and right now all the pendants are on sale for only $6! :) Awesome right???? Here is the awesome pendant you are playing for this week!

Isn't that absolutely gorgeous?? It reminds me of Unity's Dream Tree! :)
So to play along go to the Red Crow Arts shop, pick an inspiration piece, create something made by YOU, and then link it up to Ashley's blog so she knows that you participated! Easy as that :)

And since it is the last Sat. of the month....... we have a Unity set to give away too!!! :) The set being given away this month is the set called Time for Travel. Thank you to Unity for this awesome prize! :)
I just used this set on my layout last week! :) You can see that layout here: Time For Travel Layout

Here is my inspiration piece for this week:

For some reason I absolutely love the color orange! :) It just makes me so happy! So I was really drawn to these little "buttons".

Here is my layout based on my inspiration piece:

Close up:

Now make sure you stop by to see the rest of the DT's amazing work! :)
Tonya-she is having a family emergency. Please keep her in your thoughts :)
Sherry- Guest DT

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by next week for all the Etsy Birthday Bash fun!!!! :)


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover!

Wow... I haven't done a hip hip hangover in quite a while! Thanks for stopping by my blog to see what I have to share with you! :)
Unity has been a company I have loved for almost 1 year now, and I love how well I am treated as a customer! Unity definitely will continue to keep getting my service! :)
I decided since it was the last hip hop(sad, but we all know Angela will bring something amazing to the table for us customers) I wanted to participate this week. I decided to go with a nice and easy CAS card :)

I took my kraft card stock, then score some border lines on it, took some more kraft and matted it with choc. chip card stock. I stamped the bird on the branch image from the August 09 KOM, and the matching sentiment. I masked the branch and stamped on my ink pad with white ink, then did the chestnut roan ink, and then added the olive to the leaves. Added some pretty and ribbon and that was it! Easy! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Angela, thank you for always caring so deeply about your customers. You, and your team and your incredible customer service are what keep me coming back time and time again :)

One last HIP HOP!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

School Time Card

Just a quick post today! :)

Right when I saw the schoolhouse image from the August Unity KOM, I knew I wanted to pair it up with numbers ect, and some lined paper. Then I decided that some bright school colors would be a fun touch. :) So here is what I ended up with from those ideas:

I colored the image with my BIC mark its.
Other supplies used were:
August 09 Unity KOM
Numbers Etc.- Unity Stamp Co
SU card stock
white lined paper
black thread
pop dots
SU ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

EIC 50

Hi there! :) This weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge shop is Miss Kwitty's Cottage. She has such gorgeous things in her shop, especially the ones with all the little birds! :)
Here is my inspiration piece:

And here is my layout:

Now the reason this layout came from this inspiration piece, is because when we were at Disney I took pictures of some gorgeous flowers, and the one above reminded me of them.. so I decided to make a Disney layout :)
Here is the prize Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage is giving away:

This week we have a digital stamp co. that has generously decided to sponsor this weeks prize! :) The company is called Ildi Co. They are going to be giving away 3 digital stamps of the winners choice, and also 10% of the winners next purchase from Ildi Co. Cool right?

So to play along you have to go the Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage shop, find an inspiration piece, create something incredible like I know you will, link it up to Ashley's blog, and you are entered! :) Easy peasy!

Go check out the rest of the DT! Their links are on my sidebar! :)

Thanks for stopping by!