Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Save the Date-Feb 28th!

So if you love the Etsy Inspired challenges and DT members as much as I do, then you need to come to the Hop!! The Etsy Inspired 8(and Ashley and Guest DT Sara) will all being doing a challenge on they're blogs!

So what's so awesome about it?? Well, you get to chat with some amazing ladies, participate in a bunch of fun challenges, and there are PRIZES!!!!

The fun will be from 9am-6pm pacific time. in between challenges everyone will be chatting here over on paper craft planet(if you don't have an account there, it is really easy to sign up).

So we hope to see you there!! :)


lots of cards before the big move!!!!

Hey there ladies!! I made a couple cards before I had to pack all my stuff up for the big move( only 2 days away!!!!!!!!!).

So I was trying to go out of the box and not just Unity, so I checked out the Verve forum on SCS and decided to participate in the challenges there. :) So I did this card for the second challenge of them month. You have to use the sketch and the *twist* which was no DP!!!

The next Verve challenge was to use the sketch provided, and the *twist* which was the card had to be monochromatic. I don't think I have ever made a monochromatic card before this one! And I absolutely love it! :)

Next is a card I messed up on. hehe.. so this card was originally going to be my Verve challenge that was supposed to be monochromatic.. but I forgot that little detail. oops. I used the sketch.. but used lots of colors. lol So I just kept going with it for Jeff's Uncle's B-Day yesterday.

And finally the last card I made was using the Verve sketch, but this time I didn't use the twist on purpose. Instead the card was made for the Etsy Inspired Challenge from Ashley. The jewelry shop this week was gorgeous!!!! I loved all the pieces there! They were all so girly and feminine which is what I went for with this card! :)

So that's it for now! :) I probably won't be able to post again until after the move for the exception of my post about the Etsy blog hop)! I will be settled in just in time for the big blog hop from the Etsy Inspired girls! :) yay! I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Little Munchkin!

Hello everyone! :) So Jess and I were emailing each other and she asked to see pics of Raine, and I figured I should share a few with you ladies so you can all see my little munchkin! So here is my sweet little girl.

Nothing crafty today, just those pics of her! Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello again! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! I just wanted to quickly share the cards I made for the 2 loves in my life. My DD Raine, and my amazing DBF Jeffrey.
First is the card I created for Jeffrey. I wanted to make something romantic looking.

My supplies list for this card:
red bazzill cardstock
black bazzill cardstock
paper studio pearls
black satin ribbon
hearts from target dollar spot
sentiment-stamp from Unity Stamp Company
black embossing powder

Next is Raine's card! :)

For Raine's card I wanted to make something super cute. I decided to also make the card for the verve challenge week 1. You have to use the sketch, and the twist which was embossing!
My supplies for this card:
purple cardstock- SU!
DP- basic grey
blue dew drops
white sheer ribbon
SU! Markers and blending pen
cuttlebug, and embossing folder
image-cc designs

So thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 13, 2009

hip hop hangover

Alright, it is another hip hop hangover! :) I didn't get to create a card for the challenges yesterday, so this morning I made a card using the sketch challenge Amber gave us this week. This card is also for Ashley's etsy inspired challenge. I was inspired by the purple tu-tu! It was sooo cute. So I hope you like the card. I love the paper used. It is from the euphoria line by Basic Grey!

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Unity Addicts challenge 23

Hello ladies! :) Today we were given another Unity Addicts challenge! yippee! The challenge was to make a smaller than normal card, use one image, one sentiment, and bright colors. So I decided to make a scrapling(sp?).

The stamp is So & So Loves by Unity. The sentiment is from Simply Said by Unity. The cardstock is bazzill, and the black sheer ribbon is from my stash!
Now don't forget tomorrow is hip hop!! :) Make sure you come and join us in the Unity thread on SCS . There will be a ton of chatting, challenges, and prizes!!! Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I made a card this morning for cc205 on SCS. The challenge was to use pink pirouette, kiwi kiss, and perfect plum. I just got a box of goodies yesterday from eclectic paperie. I ordered 5 beautiful packs of basic grey, and the eva set was perfect for this color challenge. This card is for a wonderful women who's birthday is right around the corner. I hope she like's it! :)

I will be back tomorrow with another post! :) Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 9, 2009

quick post

I saw Penny mention blog candy on SCS. What you will win is a mystery, but she promises it will be good! :) So go check out her blog here to enter!

I will be posting some new stuff tomorrow morning! Come back to check it out!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover!

Hi Everyone!!
Today I have 2 new cards using Unity stamps on them. The first one uses a tree from tiny trinity and a swirl from growing in unity. Jeanne gave us a challenge at hip hop yesterday, to use gel pen on your card or project. I make dots on the scallops of the circle, and I stamped the swirls and then drew over them with my gel pen. We were also give a sketch challenge this week by Amber, so I used that on the card as well. Here is the card I made! :)

I also made a Unity card for the Unity Addicts challenge this week! I can't believe how long it has been going on! This weeks challenge was given to us by Carole! The challenge was to use a non-Valentines stamp in a Valentine's way! We also had to use ribbon and buttons on the card. So this is the card I made! :)

Now go check out everyone else that is participating today too! :) You can find them on Angela's blog or here in the Unity forum!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Thursday, February 5, 2009

yay 2 days in a row!

woo hoo.. I am posting 2 days in a row! :) lol

ok another Etsy Inspired Challenge card! :) This card was inspired by a blanket at the little snuggle bunny shop on Etsy I got the image in a image swap I was in. The sentiment is Unity (of course!) :). To participate go to Ashley's blog!

I got the lemonade award from my friend Lisa! :) She is such a sweetheart!
So here is what you have to do:
1. put the logo on your blog or post
2. nominate 5 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude
3. be sure to link your nominees in your post
4. share the love and link to to this post and to the person whom nominated you

1. Carole- because she is overall a fabulous lady
2. Jan- she is so kind and nice to everyone!
umm.. I don't know who else to do. I would do Ashley and Jacquie, but Lisa already tagged them! So if you see this consider yourself tagged! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I sure don't post here enough!

Well I certainly don't post here enough! Sorry to my followers, I hope you don't feel like I am a waste of space!But anyways, I have some things I want to share with you!
First is the fact that every week my fabulous friend Ashley has a Etsy Inspired challenge. Basically she gives us an Etsy shop to look at and be inspired by. You can make ANYTHING that you want. Cakes, cards, scrapbook pages, etc. I have been participating and I absolutely love it. :) One of the great things is that every week one lucky winner will win a prize from the Etsy Shop that we were all inspired by. Sounds fun huh?? So if you want to play, go check out Ashley's blog http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com So these are the past 2 cards that I made that I was inspired by. She just held a DT and I applied. It is the first DT I have ever applied for, and I have my fingers crossed. If I don't make it, it will be ok because I know Ashley will pick some awesome and talented ladies!

Next is a couple layouts that I made during VSBN (Virtual Scrapbooking Night). It is actually a weekend of challenges over on SCS. It was my first time participating and I absolutely loved it. So the first one we were given a sketch challenge, and I came up with a page that I love and need to add pics too! (ok note!!!!! my pics are not ending up in the order they are supposed to be! I am not sure how to fix it, so I am just going to keep going. If anyone can tell me how to fix it, please leave me a comment letting me know how!)

The second one was 2 challenges that I put into one layout. The first challenge was to distress the layout and putting something you love on it. The second challenge was to use the sketch given, stamp on your page, and to journal. So I came up with the 1 cool dad layout!

And the third challenge I did was to make a layout using bright summer colors. I love these silly pics of Raine. She is such a sweetheart! :)

Today Raine was in the tub, and all the sudden she starts naming all the months of the year in order. I didn't know she knew them, so of course my jaw dropped to the floor! I can't believe she is only 3 and knows them! She makes me so incredibly proud.

Does anyone know how I can make a signature for my name so I don't have to keep typing it? I know all you lovely ladies have some, and I have no idea how to get one! lol thanks!!

Thanks for stopping by, Kristen