Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Time Template Challenge

Hello ladies! :) I just wanted to quickly share a My Time Template that I made. You can find all the templates by Lauren Meader at Papertrey Ink. All of Lauren's My Time Templates are extremely versatile!! The are perfect for giving gifts, and everyone should have them! There are even 2 that are free!! Here is the link to the templates.

Lauren had a challenge on her blog. It was to take inspiration from bath products you have, and make a template to go along with them. My bath products are Love Spell from Victoria's Secret.

So here is the template I made:

(sorry for the bad pics, it is night time)

And a close up of the template:

The white flower is an image from Unity's April Kit of the Month. I used my stamp-a-majig to line them up. I put a little bit of stickles in the center of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps- Unity Stamp Co.
SU card stock
white pigment ink
white gel pen
purple ribbon
metal rimmed tag

Etsy Inspired 33

I am sooo sorry I am late this morning!! It is soo hectic right now for me and I have my layout done, and completely forgot to post!! DUH Kristen!!!!!

So anyways, this weeks awesome shop is Opalescence. Some of the most beautiful jewelry is in this shop, and they have amazing yarn!!! :)

The prize for playing along this week is a pair of earrings valued at $28!! wowee!!! :) awesome right??
All you have to do is play along!! You can look at the shop and get inspired! You can make whatever you heart desires, whether it is a card, layout, necklace, cake, painting, etc. It's up to you! :) When you are done, make you sure you leave a link to the photo in Ashley's comments on her blog!

This is the picture of my inspiration!

And here is my layout! :)

American Crafts DP
Bazill black card stock
Unity Stamps
basic grey chipboard flower
paper studio pearls
versamark and embossing powder
random buttons

ok, so make sure you go and check out the Opalescence shop, and play along!!

And go check out the other DT members! :) Their links are on my side bar!!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!!

Happy Hip Hop hangover!!! :) I hope everyone is doing fabulous today!!

There are some fabulous deals going on at Unity right now! Make sure you go and scoop up some amazing stamps!! Some of them are 40% off!! woo hoo!! crazy right??? :)

I just want to share a quick card that I made last night with my new KOM (thank you KOM fairy... wherever you are!!! :) ) that came in the mail!! Let me tell you... the KOM is the most amazing deal ever!!! :) These stamps are stunning, and the size is fabulous!!!!!

Next week is Unity's first birthday!!! :) Woo Hoo! I hope you join us to celebrate!!! Angela and Chris, congrats on making a dream come true!!!

This card uses 4 Unity Stamps!! The girls holding hands and the I love you sentiment are from the April KOM, Royal Day background (stamped on the blue), and Bar Tab No Regards
Other Supplies Used:
MME blue paper
SU Card stock
cuttlebug with swiss dots folder
paper studio pearls
american crafts ribbon

Well I wanted to make this short and sweet, so thank you for stopping by!! :)


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Time Sketch Challenges

Hello ladies! :) I made these cards based on sketches from the lovely Lauren Meader's blog. She is going to be looking for some more DT members, as hers have gotten extremely busy. I love her sketches and figured I would give it a whirl! :)
So here is sketch 30

And here is my take on it:

Supplies Used:
DP-Basic Grey
Stamps- Unity Stamp Co
Ribbon-American Crafts
Ink-versamark and palette noir
Paper Studio Pearls
And then there is sketch 31:

And here is my card for it:

DP-Chloe's Closet from Making Memories
Card Stock-Stampin Up
Stamps-Unity Stamp Co
Buttons-Making Memories
Ink-Bic Mark Its

Well that is all for today! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Etsy Inspired 32

Hello ladies!! :) This week there are a bunch of announcements going on with Etsy Inspired! First off, our sweet Lindsay is leaving the team. She is super duper busy, but she has been wonderful to this team and we will miss her!! *hugs* Lindsay!
Second, the Etsy Inspired Guest DT spot challenge has been extended. You have until May 1 to get all the challenges done! At that point, Ashley will make a posting asking who participate in all the challenges for the month of April!! You will get to choose whether you want to be entered to be the Guest DT for June, or if you want to enter to try to be on the permanant DT!! Awesome right?? :) Good luck to everyone who enters!!!

Onto this weeks shop!! :) This week's shop is Angel Face Designs! She has the most amazing jewelry in this shop!!!! :) I would love to have any piece from it!! This prize you could win this week for playing along this week is your choice of one of these:

Aren't they gorgeous????? So my inspiration this week came from the one above, tutu cute! :)

click to enlarge

So I have to say I am really proud of myself. I made my own DP! :) Granted.. you can't tell in the pic.. but I took that soft pink, and distressed it with the brown, and stamped the whole thing with Royal Day background by Unity Stamp Co.
I wish you could see because it is really pretty!!
Other supplies used:
ribbon-Ribbon FX
Brads- mini brads from making memories
flowers-from my stash (and button)
Vinyl letters- Miss Elizabeths from Dollar Tree

So that is it for today! Make sure you go check out the Angel Face Designs store!!

And the other DT members:
Heather Heather's is going to be late because she has a sick little one :(
De- our fabulous guest DT for April

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

HHH-Tickled Pink

Hello ladies!!! :) It is another wonderful Hip Hop Hangover using Unity stamps!! I have 2 cards to share with you from yesterday's hip hop challenges. One of them was to use a bow on your card. I actually ended up using 2 tailored bows. :)

The Unity stamps on this card are Saved, Distressed Dots, and Wait for the Lord from Something Within Set.
Other Supplies:
SU! Card Stock
Colorbox Chalk Chesnut Roan
Embossing Powder
American Crafts Ribbon

This other card actually won me a prize! :) Yippee!! The challenge was to paper pierce on our cards.

The Unity Stamps used on this card are from the set Love Birdies
Other supplies used:
SU! Card Stock
American Crafts Ribbon and Rub-ons
Bic Mark its

The sketch is used from the Limelight Papercrafts sketch challenge for the week. :)

That's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday!!!

Hello ladies! :) Today is another fabulous Hip Hop Thursday!!! I have to say... I can't remember what I used to do on my Thursdays before I found hip hop... it just blended into the other days of the week, but now it is my fav. day!!!! :)
Make sure you join us over on the Unity thread on SCS for all the fun. There is challenges, prizes, and a TON of chatting with amazing ladies!!!!!
This weeks Unity Addicts challenge was to make a 4.25" square card with NO sentiment!!! So this is the card I made!!! :)

The house is from the January KOM

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Thursday!!! :)


Monday, April 13, 2009

Art Share/Blog Candy

Hello ladies!!! :)

So I was looking at Carole's fabulous blog, and I saw that she had posted this. Of course I wanted to receive something from her since she is so talented, so to get it I had to play along. I think this game is a great idea! :) Now hopefully someone will want something of mine! lol

Art Share/Blog Candy

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice! For you! Could be a card I am really pleased with, an altered object or something else altogether! My choice! But this offer has some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be made with you in mind, so you won't get something I already made unless I think it suits you to a T.
3. It'll be done sometime this year. I am the first to admit - I stink at sending out RAKs. I am slow slow slow - but I do get to it EVENTUALLY! So only sign up if you are patient, and please do not camp out by the mailbox waiting! :-)

4. There is a catch - you must offer this same blog candy on your blog! Let me know you're in, then re-post this on your blog and offer something you make - your choice - to the first 5 people who respond to your post. Add my name to the #1 slot on your list - I am your first participant. When you create your giveaway, you will become the first participant on the lists for the people who participate with you. Got it? :-)

So who wants to play???

1.Carole- Ramblings of a FibreJunky

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Etsy Inspired

Hello!! :) Happy Saturday!! It's another awesome Etsy Inspired day!

This week's shop is Make Mine Mud! There is such awesome clay work in this shop!!! :-)
For every order placed, when you mention Etsy Inspired, she will send you a FREE pendant!!

The prize for this weeks challenge is a stamp from Unity, So & So Loves from Ashley. How sweet of her right??? All you have to do is play along! Go to the Make Mine Mud shop, pick a inspiration piece, make a beautiful creation(you can make anything!!!) and then link it up in the comments section on Ashley's Etsy Inspired 31 post!! :)

This is what my inspiration came from:

And here are my inspiration pieces!

I am working on a little mini album, so I made this cover and page of Raine!! :) Hopefully I will finish it this weekend!!

Thank you for stopping by, and make sure you go check out all the other DT members on my side bar!! :-)


Friday, April 10, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover Eco Week

Hello everyone!! :) This week was Eco Week at Unity in honor of Earth Day right around the corner. (April 22nd)

**Did you know that Unity's new package is manufactured with 100% wind power, and 70% recycled paper??? How awesome is that???
**Did you know that Unity's wood mounted slides(that fit perfectly into the handles, which I have and LOVE) use 1/3 less wood than a traditional wood mounted stamps???

There is a fabulous new release by Tanis called Plant a Tree. And it is awesome!!! :)

There is a free mystery gift with every order this week at Unity!!! :)

All of the tree's are 20% off, and on all orders over $15 you get an extra 15% off with the coupon code EARTHDAY (case sensitive)

ok so anyways, we are onto my cards that I made for this weeks challenges :)

The first one was Unity Thinks Green, and it was to make a card (or project) with something you would find in nature.

Stamps- Unity Stamp Co- distressed dots, linden branch, you make my heart go boom, hello sentiment
Card stock: SU!
DP- Basic Grey
Pink Sheer Ribbon
Versamark, Palette Noir black ink, SU! Chalk

The second one was Unity Any Time, and it was to make a card (or project) that can be given anytime to someone.

Stamps-Unity Stamp Co- Catapillar from Little Buggars, friends for life sentiment
DP- Basic Grey
Card stock- SU!
Black satin ribbon, making memories mini black brads
Palette Noir black ink, Bic Mark It's, Tombow marker, SU! Chalks

That is all for today, thank you for stopping by!! :-)


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ky's challenge!

So my amazing friend Ky posted a challenge on her blog. It was to make a scrapbook page with something/someone dear to your heart what/who is not already in your scrapbook. I chose that certain someone to be my Mom. I had pictures of Raine with my Mom that I love, so I used those! :)
The requirements of the challenge were:
scrap something/someone that isn't in your scrapbook already
use more than one picture
Journal more than the date
Use something you have created for another purpose( a card, etc)

My Mom and Raine are extremely close because Raine is my Mom's first granddaughter! So here is the layout! :) (Sorry the pic is blurry for some reason)

DP- Bohemia- My Minds Eye
Stamps- Unity stamp co- Saved(cross) and Look to The Lord
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you Ky for the challenge!! I love ya hun!!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Etsy Inspired Announcment

Hello again!!

Ashley announced some exciting on her blog!!

If you would like to be the Guest DT for the Etsy Inspired DT for the month of June, go to Ashley's blog and see the details here.

All you have to do is participate in the Etsy Inspired challenges each week (including this past weeks challenge) and then at the end of the month, Ashley will make a post on her blog for all the contestants to state that they participated in all of the challenges of the month, and you will be entered to win.

Good luck to everyone who plays along!!! :-)


Scrappy Sunday layout

Hello!! :-) I just wanted to share real quickly, a layout I made for my Scrappy Sunday Guest DT spot.

The quote is a stamp from Unity Stamp Co. that I heat embossed.
white brads
heat embossing powder
ric rak (thank you Mandy!!!!!!!)
DP- unknown -sorry!!!

I will be back in a minute with some Etsy News!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Etsy Inspired 30

Etsy Inspired 30!! Wow! I cannot believe Etsy Inspired is at 30 already! It is incredible to me! I am so honored to be part of this fabulous team!

This weeks shop is Lauren Alexander art. The artwork in this shop is truly incredible! Every piece is so inspiring. All during the month of April, they are offering free shipping! Wow right???

To participate, all you have to do is pick something from the shop that inspires you, and then go create! You can make anything! A necklace, a cupcakes, a card, a scrapbook layout, whatever you please. When you are done, link up a picture of it to Ashley’s blog, and you will be entered to win a free pendant!!! And let me tell you… these pendants are awesome!!!
Here is what I was inspired by:

Here is the layout I made:

click on image to enlarge!

Unity Stamp Co-distressed dots, just my type alpha, bird
DP-Chloe's Closet- Making Memories
Card stock- SU
Ribbon-American Crafts

Now make sure you go and check out all the other talented ladies and leave them some love as well!

De- guest DT!

Thanks for stopping by again!!!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Esty Inspired Scrapbook Challenge

**Hip Hop Hangover post below this one!!**

Hello ladies! :) I am very excited to announce that today is the start to the Etsy Inspired Scrapbook challenge. :) Nothing fancy, just a new shop for inspiration each week. The shop I chose, I fell in love with right when I saw it. I hope you like it too! The shop is by Amy Gaines.

If you chose to play along, leave a comment on this post linking up to your layout to either your blog or a gallery, and you will be entered to win a random prize from me! :) No key word necessary! I will pick a winner next Friday morning!

Now I don't have an example for you right now because unfortunately Jeff needs to go to the dentist for an emergency appointment to get at least one of his wisdom teeth pulled. Poor guy! But I will be back later and I will post my layout for you!

Ashley and Ky thank you for your support!

Thank you so much for your support, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :)


Hip Hop Hangover! Baby Week!

Hello ladies! :) It is hip hop hangover once again! You all know how much I love my Unity stamps. Last night I got kicked off the internet, and went and made this card.

I wanted to use all kinds of baby colors! :) I got the stamps from the Unity grab bag that was done at one point.

Thanks for stopping by, come back later and I will have my first Etsy Inspired Scrapbook challenge!! :)