Tuesday, March 31, 2009

BIG news for me! :-) and a layout

Good Afternoon! :-) I found out last night that I was picked by the PCP Super Nova's to be the Scrappy Sunday April Guest Designer!!! I am sooo excited to be part of the team for this month! Each week a new sketch is put out for people to play along with, so if you get the chance I would love for you to play along and join us! :)

Onto other things, the amazingly talented Jennifer Buck has started her own scrapbook challenges. They are Clean and Simple. I am not very good at clean and simple, but I decided to play along anyways. I hope she doesn't mind it isn't as clean and simple as hers! :)

So this is the sketch:

And this is my layout :)

DP- Chloe's Closet by Making Memories
Yellow card stock- SU
Buttons-Chloe's Closet by Making Memories
Fiskars thread punch

Thank you for stopping by! :) I appreciate all of you, and cherish all the sweet comments you leave!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Hello everyone! :) I just want to let you know that my amazing friend Carole, is having some blog candy on her blog for her birthday! How sweet right? It's her birthday.. and yet she is the one giving! :) I absolutely love Carole! Happy Birthday hun!!!

I will be back tomorrow with a new layout! :)


Friday, March 27, 2009

Unity World Record Blog Hop

Hello!!! :) If you are coming here from Katy's blog then awesome! If not, please start the blog hop at Angela's blog(Unity Stamp Co. blog) so you don't miss one of the amazing ladies that is participating!! Thank you!

On to my projects. I wanted to create something besides just a card or layout, so this is what I came up with.

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This set is a dinner menu, place card, wine glass charm, coaster, and the wine label.
Materials used:
Unity stamp Co stamps- butterfly and floral decoration on wine label from growing in unity, background stamp- grandma’s apron
Bazzill textured card stock-black
Paper studio vellum
Sheer black ribbon
Making memories mini black brads

Crystal stickles
versa mark
Black embossing powder
Black ink-palette noir
Metal rimmed tag- unknown

And my layout I decided to make to:
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Materials used:
Unity Stamp Co. stamps- Kit of the month- rainbow and may you live sentiment
DP- My Minds Eye
Blue and pink card stock- SU!
White cardstock: georgia pacific
Bic Markers
Black card stock thickers

Here is one of my favorite quotes to end my post:
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Now, go to Emily's blog to continue the blog hop because I am sure she will have something AMAZING for you! :) Thanks for stopping by!


Etsy Inspired 29

*** my hip hop hangover post is below this one!!!*** :)

Hello again! :) This week we have an awesome shop for the Etsy Inspired challenge! It is Handmade by Rebecca. She has some amazing stuff in there!

This is where my inspiration came from:

and this is what I came up with! :)

I stamped the Linden Branch from Unity Stamp Co. in versamark on the blue. Then I stamped it on the green and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

They journaling reads "I absolutely loved this sweatshirt on you. You are a cute little piglet! You made such cute faces when you were wearing it, that I couldn't resist making a page of it. I wish I had one in a bigger size so you could still wear it. I guess I will have to find something else that looks adorable on you. "

Make sure you play along and link up to Ashley's blog! :)

Go check out the rest of the DT's work. Their links are on my side bar and I am sure they have something amazing in store for you!

Tomorrow is the BIG Unity blog hop! Make sure you stop by!! :)


Hip Hop Hangover!

Hip Hop Hangover

Hello!!! :) Happy Hip Hop Hangover!! I just want to share a quick layout that I made the other day.

It uses the March kit of the month from Unity Stamp Co, and the just my type alpha set. The journaling reads "I took these pictures and was like oh my gosh! My baby is going to be 4 in a couple months. You look so much older in these pictures. It truly shocks me. Where have these precious years gone????????"

Don't forget tomorrow is the HUGE Unity blog hop and I am participating so make sure to stop by. :)


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday!

Hello ladies! :) As you know, today is hip hop Thursday! HOORAY! This is my favorite day of the week, because I get to chat with all my fabulous friends as long as I want.
This weeks Unity Addicts challenge was brought to us by Cindi, and the challenge was to use brown, pink, orange and turquoise. This is the card I came up with! :)

I just got this stamp in the mail yesterday. I won it from VSN! :) It is the linden branch from Unity Stamp Co. woo hoo!!! You can't see in the picture, but I stamped the linden branch on the orange cardstock with versamark.

Speaking of VSN, I was chosen to be a VSN showgirl!!! :) I am so excited to be able to hostess my own challenge! This Sat. we are having a mini VSN, so if you can stop by to play along! We are also having a mini in April, and then the big one in May! woo hoo! Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ky's challenge

Hello again ladies! :) I made a card for my fabulous friend Ky's challenge. Her sweet hubby gave her some flowers for their anniversary (congrats!) and she decided to post a little challenge :)
So this is the card I came up with!

Ky I hope you like it hun!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


I've been tagged!

I have been slacking and keep forgetting to post this. I was tagged... 3 times!! :) woo hoo I feel special! I was tagged by Shannon, Tonya, and Bekah! Thanks ladies!
So here is what you are supposed to do:
Open your photo folder on your computer
Open the 6th folder of photos
Open the 6th picture in the folder and upload it to your blog with a description about the photo.
Then tag 6 friends. Well I must say a ton of my friends have been tagged lately, so if YOU haven't, consider yourself tagged! :)

Ok here is the 6th picture from my 6th folder:

This is when we were in Disney. We had just gotten off the Pirates Of The Carribean ride, and I put this hat on Raine. I don't think she liked it. lol. oh well. She ended up getting the pirate cup in her hand.

Well that's all for now, I will be back in a bit with a layout! :)


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge

Hello ladies!!! :) This is my first challenge as an Etsy Inspired DT Member and I can’t tell you how excited I am!!! I am joining an incredibly talented group of ladies! Tonya, Taylor and I are going to be helping out for a couple months while Ashley gets ready, and has her baby boy! Yay Ashley! I will be the only one on the team that will make a layout every week instead of a card.

So the challenge this week is to take inspiration from one of the bags in the Allie Beans shop!! This is the bag that I chose:

And this is the layout I came up with! :)

I loved this picture from the moment I took it, and I am so happy to finally have it on a layout! The layout is from Scrappy Sunday on PCP.

To play along with the Etsy Inspired challenge, go look at the store and pick anything you are inspired by. Then go and create!! It can be a card, a layout, a bracelet, a painting, a cake, anything you want! Then link it up to Ashley’s blog in the comments section, for a chance to win one of the bags from the store!! The owner will pick one, but they are all fabulous so I am sure you will love any of them!

Now go and check out all of the other fabulous ladies creations!


Thanks for stopping by! I will see you next week!


Friday, March 20, 2009


Hello ladies!! :) Happy hip hop hangover! This morning a made a quick card so that I could still participate, and I actually love it! :) Go figure! I should be on a time limit more often!

So anyways, here is my card!

I actually got this sentiment from when Ashley had her huge Etsy Inspired Blog Hop! :) It was a winning that I got, and I love it. Thank you Ashley! :) All of the Unity Stamp Co. sentiments are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Unity is having a huge sale this weekend!! 30% off!!! If you have been waiting to get the handles, now is the time!! I have all of them, and absolutely love them!!!!! :) The discount code is SPRING (case sensitive).

Well I know you have a lot of stops, so I won't take up all of your time.

Come back next Friday, when I will be starting a scrapbook challenge every Friday! :)

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, March 15, 2009

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!

OK... so I have wanted to yell this from the rooftops for a couple days now....

I am now an official member of the Etsy Inspired Challenge Design Team!!!!!!! woot woot!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am! I will be the only one that just scrapbooks for the team. :) How awesome, right?????????
I absolutely love everyone on this team and think they are sooooo talented! I will get all the links up on the side of my blog once I figure out how. If you want to play along with the Etsy Inspired Challenge, go to Ashley's blog : Heart Hugs Designs.

There are 2 other fabulous girls joining me too! :)

Tonya Hopkins

Taylor Usry

So go leave them some congrats! :)

We are going to be helping bring some inspiration while Ashley is getting ready for her baby boy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover!

Good morning! :) I have 2 quick things to share with you today, and I won't sit here chatting because I know you have a ton of amazing blogs to go through!

So first up, I want to share a layout I made yesterday! :) It is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week! If you want to join in on the fun, go here to Ashley's blog!

and a close up:

I love this layout!! :) It uses images from the set Love Birdies by Unity Stamp Co. Of course I am a little biased since it is a pic of my sweet little girl, Raine! :)
She got mad at me tonight, and said "I'm not your sweetie anymore!" She didn't want to go to bed... so that meant she couldn't be my sweetie apparently! lol

Here is a little notebook I whipped up tonight while watching ER! It seriously took me like 5 minutes! :)

So anyways, that's it for today!! :) Make sure you stop by the Unity blog to check out everyone's HHH posts!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Go check out this huge giveaway!

I was looking at Ashley's blog and she pointed out that Danielle is giving away 2 slices!!! yup.. 2 slices.. amazing right????? so go here for your chance to win, and make sure you give a big thank you for the chance!!!

catch you tomorrow ;)


Scrapp Sunday Layout 2

Well I am back with another layout!! :) The sketch is another one from Scrappy Sunday on PCP. I chose my colors from the hat Raine is wearing. hehe my little princess!

pink bg paper is MME
pp- basic grey
stamps- unity stamp co. -bracket, flower, dragonflies, and pink piece that looks like ribbon
alpha stamps- unknown
button and string from my stash

The dragonflies and the flower were heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

Close up:

Thanks for stopping by!!!! :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!!!!!

Alright ladies, I have to say I was laughing at your answers(I'm not mean I swear)!!!!! The picture from the layout is actually Expedition Everest at Disney World!! :) I know.. I tricked you all and I am sorry, but it was a gorgeous pic and I HAD to put it on a layout!!
This is stamp I am giving away:

And the winner is....... drum roll please......

Lisa!!!!!!!! Lisa you win this stamp!!!!! email me your addy so I can get it out to you! :)
girlslovemonsterstoo@yahoo.com Congrats!

It's kind of funny that Lisa won, because she was the only one who figured out it was a fake mountain!!!!

giving away blog candy is fun!!! :) expect me to be giving away more soon!!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Hip Hop Hnagover and some blog candy!

Hello!! :) I am back! Our move was good. Unfortunately we came home to over a foot of snow, and no power. All is good now though! I figure what better way to come back than with blog candy! Hooray!!! I will tell you more about it in just a minute!

Yesterday was of course, another awesome Hip Hop! :) I always have a great time talking with my friends, and making new ones! Tanis came up with the cutest set EVER!!! I soooo wish I had a job right now so that I could get this set. The turtles and mushroom are adorable!! It is called you+me=happy and you can find it at Unity Stamp Co. (best stamp co. ever!!!!!!!!!)

So as always, we were given a challenge by Jeanne! One of them was called Unity Happiness, and you had to make a card or project that would make someone smile. I made this layout, and know I succeeded because Jeff smiled when he saw it. :) hehe

I started with a sketch that I found on Paper Craft Planet at the Scrappy Sunday group. I thought it was super cute so that is what I started with.
I distressed the edges of my vanilla background, distressed the edges and inked it up with colorbox chalk-chestnut roan, layed down the DP(I think it is Basic Grey, not positive!), put down my pic and matted it with a cutout I had laying around, added the ribbon, embellies, and little dear by Unity.

Close up:

So onto the bl0g candy, the first person to guess where this picture was taken, wins a random Unity Stamp. It could be from my stash, or it could be from the Unity grab bag that I am waiting for!! :) Please only 1 guess per person!!! Thank you!!

So now come join us on the happy hip hop hangover chat thread on SCS!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristen :)