Monday, July 27, 2009

Etsy Announcement!!!

Join us on Saturday August 1st to play the BOGO Challenge – Bring One (friend), Get One (entry)! All EIC players that “bring a friend” that is new to the challenge will be entered in a drawing to receive a $25 Gift Certificate sponsored by Paper Makeup Stamps!!!! Bring one friend, get one entry; bring two friends, get two entries, and so on!!!! The more friends you “bring” the greater your chances are to win! Additionally, the EIC player and her friend(s) will be eligible for the weekly shop give away, as well!!! You could win TWO great prizes!!!

Here’s how to participate… invite a friend (or friends) that are new to the challenge to play along with you for the 1 August challenge. Have your friend(s) go to Ashley’s Heart Hugs blog, read about the shop for the week, go to the shop, be inspired and CREATE! They should than go back to Ashley’s blog and post their project from the post for EIC 47 post. In the post they should include “referred by” and your name. What YOU need to do as the referrer is post your card from Ashley’s blog, and ensure you include your BOGOs names. You’ll get one entry for the grand prize for each new person referred! The more people you invite to play, the greater your chance is to win!

On Friday 7 August, Noon PST, Random.Brady will choose the week’s challenge winner as usual. For those that referred new players, their names will be put in a “hat” and one lucky winner will be drawn to win a $25 Gift Certificate sponsored by Paper Makeup stamps! Some of you may know Katie and her shop and if you do, you KNOW it will be a GRAND prize! If you don’t go check it out and you’ll see!

Don’t miss out on the fun! Mark your calendars and go get your friends Etsy Inspired!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge 46

Hello all :) It is time for another awesome Etsy Inspired challenge!!! This weeks awesome shop is called Artistic Flair! They create incredible fused glass pieces! There are even a few Twilight inspired pieces for the all the Twilight junkies like me!!!!! :)

Now this week is a special week since it is the last Saturday of the month! There will be 2 prizes this week! One of the prizes comes from the Artistic Flair shop, and it is a fused glass guitar pendant. The second prize generously comes from Unity Stamp Co, and the awesome prize is Love is in the Air (I need to get this set still)

All you have to do to be entered is play along with this weeks shop :) Go pick out a piece as your inspiration, create something , link it up to Ashley's blog, and you are entered! :)

Here is my inspiration piece:

And here is my layout:

So this weeks layout is simple and cute, because I really just wanted the focus of this page to be the picture. I absolutely adore Raine's face in this one! :)

So make sure you go check out the Artistic Flair shop, and check out the rest of the DT (their links are on my side bar)

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Etsy Inspired 45 :)

It is time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge! :)

This weeks shop is called The Daily Pincushion. And let me tell you, the pin cushions in this shop are fabulous!!!!! I swear I need one just to put my pins for layouts in! :) Hehe!

This is the pincushion I chose for my inspiration:

And here is my layout :)

I just had to use my little bumblebee from the June KOM from Unity :) I definitely could not resist. And I also used the sun and sentiment from the July KOM I got in the mail today! :)

Want to see what you are playing for while participating?

Isn't that pincushion gorgeous? I sure thought so! Whoever wins will be super lucky! :) All you have to do is check out The Daily Pincushion shop, pick a piece as your inspiration, create something, and then link it up to Ashley's blog for your chance!

Now go check out the rest of the DT for inspiration :) Their links are on my side bar!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Growing in Unity Winner

Hey ladies! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog this week! I really loved all your sweet comments!

For the free Unity single, the winner was Dawn K! :) Congrats Dawn!!

Now the weird part is, next week is Dawn's Growing in Unity week! Make sure you stop by to check her out! :)


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Growing in Unity Day 4

Well... I can say for some reason I lost my mojo. I tried to make a million cards and layouts, and couldn't come up with one that I felt is worth it for Growing In Unity. But it is now 11:30 at night and I have to wake up at 3:30 for work, so I am sorry that I am settling.

Here is one of the cards I made:

I know it is simple but I think the soft candy colors are cute! Hope it is not too disappointing! It uses the candy stamps and sentiment from the August 2008 KOM Remember Happiness.

Now make sure to leave a comment because I will be drawing a winner later on today( Thursday) to win a free Unity single from all the comments that were left for my Growing in Unity week :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Growing in Unity Day 3!

Wow it is my third day of Growing in Unity already! :) I love that I am getting to share all my work with you. Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments. I am cherishing each and every one of them. :)

So I kind of feel like this layout is missing something.. so I may be back to add more to it after I watch Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince at the movie theater! Is anyone as excited about it as I am? I am even going to where my Dumbledore's Army shirt *grin*

Anyways, here is my layout!

Close up:

The Unity stamps used on this layout are Distressed Dots(The polka dots all over the green paper), the round sentiment from Birdie Inspiration, and the owl and the branch with flowers from the June 2009 KOM.

Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a free Unity single that will be randomly chosen on Thursday at hip hop! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Growing in Unity Day 2

Hi again ladies! :) Today is day 2 for my Growing in Unity week! I decided for today I just wanted to share a simple card using an image from Little Me and a sentiment from August 2008 KOM.

I took Bazzill card stock and layered it with a pink of piece of Bazzill card stock that was embossed using the Cuttlebug. I then took another piece of the black Bazzill card stock and layered on my white cardstock with the image on and sentiment on it that has an edge punched out using the fiskars border punch. I added stitching and then ribbon. :)

Now make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a free Unity single! The winner will be drawn Thursday during hip hop!

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Growing In Unity Day 1!!!!!

*Exciting news before I start... Susanna Boyd from PCP left a comment on my recent layout(see photo below) using Unity stamps, and she said that I was chosen as Star Scrapper on PCP) I am so honored to be picked! :) *

Wow I am so excited that it is my week for Growing In Unity!! :o)
Anyone that comes to my blog knows that I **LOVE** Unity Stamp Co! From the fabulous crew at the company, to the amazingly talented design team to the yummy delicious red rubber stamps all the way down to the crazy talented Unity artists and customers!!! :) I have made some of my best friends through Unity which to me is an incredible part!

Unity is going to be at CHA so if you are going(I am so jealous if you are!!) make sure to stop by the

I found Unity in October of last year. I have been in love ever since. I can't remember the last time I used stamps other than Unity! Especially now that I am a Kit of the Month Member! (if you don't know what the Kit of the Month is.. go check it out... tons of stamps every month for only 24 + 5 for shipping= best deal EVER!)

So for today I am going to show you a layout I made using my Unity stamps :)

And 2 close ups:

Journaling Close Up:

The Unity Stamps I used on this layout are Bar Tabs, No Regards where the journaling is, Worn Music behind the top of the photo and in the heart and circle embellishment, and the heart from You+Me=Happy.

Make sure you stop by every day through Thursday this week for a chance to win a Unity single of your choice! All you have to do is leave a comment(if you leave one every day you have more chances). :)

See you tomorrow!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Etsy Inspired Layout Edit

ok.. back again! :) I decided I wasn't completely happy with my layout. I fetl it needed just a little more of something. That little something was some thread! :) So I created a trail of where a bird flew! Let me know if you like it better now!!

You can scroll down for the before picture.

Here is the after picture:

Is it better? I felt that little detail added a lot to the layout!

Thanks for stopping by again!


Etsy Inspired Challenge 44

Hello everyone! :) Sorry my post is up a little late. For some reason my blog hasn't been posting when it is supposed to.

This weeks shop is yummy!!!!!!!! :) It is called Verbena Custom Blends. There are some delicious looking soaps and and lotions, even deodorant!! :) Everything looks absolutely gorgeous!

And for this weeks prize Verbena Custom Blends has offered up $15 in store credit!!! :) Super cool right? So all you have to do is go to the Verbena Custom Blends shop on Etsy, a piece as your inspiration, make something by YOU, and then link it up to Ashley's blog for a chance to win! Easy right?

*Note: Verbena Custom Blends shop is closed at the moment, but she will be back open on the 16th. To view their items, please click on this link, or when going to the Verbena Custom Blends shop, scroll down to where it says other items, and underneath it says 912 sales. *

Now for my inspiration piece:

Doesn't it look yummy???

Here is my layout I made based on inspiration from this bar of beautiful soap:

And a close up:

Thanks for stopping by! Now make sure you go look at the rest of the DT! :)
Jacquie(Guest DT)
Vickilyn(Guest DT)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Etsy Inspired 43 and Happy 4th of July

**sorry this is up late... blogger didn't post for me like it was supposed to**

Happy Fourth of July! :) I just want to say a quick thank you everyone who serves our country. I can't tell you how deeply I appreciate you! To all the families of those serving us, a big thank you to you as well!

Onto Etsy Inspired! :) This weeks amazing shop is whichgoose. I have to tell you that I LOVE this shop. I will be purchasing from it in the future. Maybe for my own wedding one day! :) I am in love with the pussy willow crown!!!

Here is the beautiful piece I chose for my inspiration!

And here is the layout I created based on it(also using the Unity Guest DT contest sketch)

Now some great things about this week....

Mandy from Limelight Papercrafts has generously provided a prize pack for one lucky winner! Included in that prize is:
a package of prima light blue sprite flowers
a package of prima butterflies(E Style)
and a container of spring bloom dew drops

Mandy is also having an AWESOME sale at Limelight for the holiday!
The sales for 6/27/09 - 7/05/09 are:
-10% off all ribbon
-20% off all Basic Grey glazed brads and buttons
-30% off all Pink Cat Studio stamp sets!

And to sweeten the deal, all orders $50 or more will receive a Glitz Design Roller Doodle roller stamper for FREE!

How awesome are those deals?? Mandy is the sweetest and you will have awesome service with her! So make sure you stop by the store to check it out! :)

So to play along for those awesome prizes please play along! All you have to do is stop by the whichgoose shop, pick out a piece as your inspiration, create something amazing( it can be anything made by you!!!!) and link it up to Ashley's blog!!!! Please have it uploaded by Friday July 10th at 12 pacific time! :)

Now go and check out the rest of the DT! :) I know they will have something amazing for you! Their links are on my sidebar!!
A big thanks to Carole and Jenn for doing such an awesome job as Guest DT's for June! We now welcome Jacquie and Vickilyn for the month of July and we know they will create something amazing for us! :) Welcome ladies!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

woo hoo.. a post!

yay.. I am posting for fun! lol Since I have been working at my new job so much lately, I haven't had time for blogging! But I have decided I need to focus on it more! I love everyone who comes to visit me and always leave me encouraging words! So thank you! :)

I just wanted to share a couple things real quick. First up is a card I made for fun with my new Bevy of Butterflies set. I got this set since I *finally* signed up for the Unity Kit of the Month!!! :)

Next is a card I made for the Unity July KOM contest. :)

And these last couple album pages are the other pages to my Father's Day album I made for Jeff( yes I got it finished on time :) )

Oh yeah, I am super excited because I won a watermark from WickedSisterDesigns on Etsy courtesy of The Etsy Addict Review! Thanks so much!! :) Hopefully I will have it soon! The design is being worked on right now!

ok so that is all for now! I will be back soon with exciting news! :)