November 30, 2008

So proud!

I got my KOM from Unity the other day. I couldn't wait to use the stamps I designed. I can't believe how I felt when I first used my stamps. I know it sounds so corny, but this is such a big deal for me. So this is the first card I made using the stamps I designed. HOW EXCITING!! I designed the tree and frame(which I cut into a bracket), and the row of flowers(not used on this card). The other stamps are from the other extremely talented Unity artists. I hope you like it as much as I do. I promise I won't ever be this conceded again! I'm just too excited.

November 29, 2008

Etsy Inspired #13

ETSY #13 is all up at ASHLEY'S BLOG....
The sponsor this week, who is giving away a FABULOUS prize once again, is

Morgan Street.

Full of yummy soaps and body'll want to get in on this one!

Go visit the shop, find an item that inspires you, CREATE SOMETHING, and link your project back to Ashley's post for a chance to win.

I was inspired by the cupcakes and all the fun dessert soaps. They all look so real. How fun would they be sitting on your counter? You'll love this store, it's very popular and has great gifts!

Here is my creation:

I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

Be sure to check out all the other DT members creations here:
Ashley(where you post your creations)

November 28, 2008

Wallet photo book

I have had SO many hits on this post. I'm so curious to see what everyone is making. Please leave a link to your creations so I can see what I have inspired. I would love it!
(comment added Dec. 14th)

I had so many requests for a pattern for the wallet photo book I made. So I drew one up tonight in between kids being sick. I hope it explains itself. I'm not very good at instructions. Here's the wallet:

And here is the template for it:

When cutting the insert, cut 2 strips that are 4 1/2" x 12" and glue them together using 1 of the small 3/4" ends. The other 3/4" end can just be cut off. Then glue the accordian to the center of the inside of the wallet . For the wallet I glued 2 pieces of patterned paper together to make it stronger. Let me know if you have any questions. And if you do make one, I would LOVE to see it, please leave your link in my comments so I know where to find it.

Make sure you use UNITY STAMPS to make it look the very cutest it can!!!
Black Friday Shopping at its FINEST


The best Black Friday shopping, is SHOPPING ONLINE!

No lines. Great deals. Easy on the wallet shipping.
Load up on all the goodies for your stampy friends and family.

November 27, 2008


There is so much to be thankful for. I am especially thankful for a healthy happy family, and wonderful friends. I am so thankful for God's love for me and my family, and for His plan of salvation. I hope all of you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

November 26, 2008

Hip Hop!

Hip Hop is today instead of tomorrow due to Thanksgiving. There are some AMAZING deals. Check them out HERE on the Unity Blog. Come and join in on the fun. There's a new release today. Guess who the artist is. ME! YAY, go me!

And check out this sneak peek of the Dec. KOM. Can you guess which images are drawn by me?

is awesome! Angela has given me this great opportunity and instilled this new confidence and drive within me. Thanks Angela! I'm truly grateful.

November 25, 2008

Unity Wednesday Challenge on Tuesday! (NIGHT)

I ran into a few setbacks today, but managed to get this card done and photographed in time for the challenge. Since it's Thanksgiving on Thursday, we're having Hip Hop on Wednesday, which is the reason my Wednesday challenge card is on Tuesday. Phew! Got that? We were challenged to make a card using Unity stamps and the colors red and white, oh! and make it a thank you card. I was thinking I was hating my card, but actually liked how it turned out.

Stamps: Unity; Beautiful Life, Daisy Days, and Simply Said

DON'T FORGET THAT HIP HOP IS ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!! So I hope to see you at Hip Hop tomorrow!! Bring a friend or two. You always have a big chance at winning some of the best stamps ever!!!!! Start out on the Unity Blog, and make your way to the Unity forum on SCS.

November 24, 2008

A card and a few tags

I've been tagged 3 times. I guess I should catch them up. But first, here's a card I made tonight using this fun hunting set from Unity Stamp Co. called Road Trip. We have a lot of pictures of the boys and their dad hunting, so this will be a super fun set.

Okay, now for the tags. A while ago I was tagged by Cathy (MamaSheg),

then a couple days ago I was tagged by Heidi(Van Laar Designs) with the same kind of tag.

Then, I was tagged by Ashley(HeartHugsDesigns) with a different one. It's to post the 4th picture in your 4th folder in your picture file.
So I'll just do it all at once.

7 Random Facts about me:

1*I am a lover of all animals. I love ALMOST all of them. I HATE spiders, which aren't really animals, but have legs and are sometimes furry! EEK! But I would have 10 cats and 10 dogs and 10 birds and 10........ if my hubby didn't keep me in line. Sadly I only have 2 parakeets right now. But the minute I move into my house, watch out!

2*My favorite dessert is Chocolate Molten Cake ( I hear Kazan makes a good one!) *hint, hint* ;0

3*Some people might say I have adult ADD. I call it craft ADD(someone else said this, can't remember who) I can't have just one project going at once, and the ones that don't HAVE to be finished, usually don't get done.

4*In the past, I haven't been organized, AT ALL! I say in the past because I'm working on it, and staying POSITIVE!! I don't know if it's a right left brain thing or what, but I'M WORKING ON IT!!

5*I love change. I change my furniture around at least once every 2 months. I change my hair at least once a month, and I rarely change my underwear! LOL HAHAHA Just kidding!!!! Just checking to see who is really reading this. I change them DAILY!!

6*I haven't read the Twilight series and don't plan on it any time soon. *GASP* yes, some of you are SO shocked. ( My Unity friends to be exact)

7* I ramble. I talk. I gab. I blah blah blah. I go a bit overboard. To sum it up, I can't shutup sometimes(Tanis, no laughing!!). This has been a problem for me. I really like friends and people and conversation so I talk, and talk, and talk(or type). I then leave fealing like I blew it! I just made everyone so annoyed with me and should have quit talking, I should just keep it simple(like right now). But I do it again the next time. I guess that's just who I am. I just can't quit.

Okay, so now I tag 7 more people and they can share 7 random facts about themselves. I think everyone in this blogger universe has been tagged, but I'll give it a go anyway.

Tanis- you've
been tagged, but never do it. So now you HAVE to.
Angela ( because
you're not busy running a business or anything)
#8 Eryn when you have your blog!!!

Okay, now for the 4th picture in my 4th folder in my picture file:
How cute is he in his little Yankees tank top?

November 22, 2008

Etsy Inspired #12

This weeks sponsor for Etsy Inspired is Mercy's Mark's Handbags. They have great products for sale that you HAVE to go check out. I was inspired by these cute wallets.

I was trying to make a little paper wallet with pictures. It didn't really turn out to look like a wallet so much, but I still love it. If you want to play along and make something that your inspired by from Mercy's Mark's Handbags, then link your creation up HERE. Be sure to check out the other design team members creations:

Stamps: Unity and Stampin Up
Chipboard Elements(photo corners, flower); Legacy Scrapbooking
Paper: Basic Grey; two scoops

OH! One more thing. I was tagged by Heidi of Van Laar Designs. I promise Heidi, I'll post that tomorrow. She is SUPER SUPER talented and I was quite surprised that SHE tagged ME!

November 21, 2008


Hey, if you didn't join us at UNITY HIP HOP last night, you missed out! There were some fun wacky crazy girls in there. If you still feel like chattin' go to the UNITY HIP HOP HANGOVER thread on SCS. Also, all the deals you seen on HIP HOP Thursday are still available until today at noon. So go check them out HERE. Here's a card I made yesterday during HIP HOP. It's a quick simple card, but I just had to make something, or I'd go ink crazy.

November 20, 2008

HIP HOP Thursday

For some great deals, fun challenges, and HUGE amounts of fun, head over to HIP HOP Thursday with Unity Stamp Co.
Start HERE at the Unity blog.
You'll see a link to start blog hopping with the FABULOUS design team.
Remember to leave comments, you never know what you could win!!
You'll end up HERE at the Unity forum on SCS, where you can chat and play games
Angela gives stamps away ALL DAY.
You DON'T want to miss out on all the fun.


November 19, 2008

Unity Wednesday Challenge

I just thought I should mention that in case you didn't already know.
So today's Unity addicts Wed. challenge is to use this picture for inspiration.

I was going to make a card, but lately I just feel like making anything BUT a card. So I made this magnet board.

It's a flashing shingle for a roof. It was only like 69 cents at home depot. You can get them in the roofing section. You can get all sorts of sizes. I didn't have any designer paper that I loved for this project, so I thought it was a great opportunity to show how easy it is to use Unity stamps to make your own paper. I've been embossing EVERYTHING this week. I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with the resist stamping and different things.

And what a perfect time to use my FAVORITE stamp set, Daisy Days. I'm addicted to this set. The magnets are just a stamped image that I cut out with a circle punch, and glued a round magnet to the back. You can get the magnets anywhere. I get mine at Walmart. And the cute kids? Well, you'll have to try to make your own, those are mine. But good luck making them look as cute!!! HAHAHA.

Don't forget that tomorrow is HIP HOP with Unity. Start on the Unity Blog, make your way through the amazing Design Team's blogs, and hang out with us all day on the Unity forum on SCS.

November 18, 2008

2 Sketcches 4 You

Finally! I got to play along with the sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You this week. I also used the inspiration challenge on SCS for this card.

Here's the picture I used for inspiration.

November 15, 2008


I'M BLOWING MY HORN!!!! I just got a card accepted for the 2009 issue of CARDS idea book!!!!!

If you haven't jumped in, and started participating in these challenges, you must be CRAZY!!
Each week there is a fabulous prize to be won from a talented Etsy Artist. This week's sponsor is Bright Color Art. When I saw this Etsy shop, I was so excited! There is so much inspiration in that shop, I kept going back to see it over and over again. Amazing stuff!!! This is what inspired me:

And this is what came from that inspiration:

He's 11" tall and 8" wide. I think I'll frame him and put him in my new house. Don't you love his eyes? I made them with the Daisy Daisy stamp set from Unity Stamp Co.

Now, if you want to participate in the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week. Make something that your inspired by from Bright Color Art, and post it on your blog. Then go to Ashley's blog and in your comment link back to your own blog. There will be a winner picked at the end of next week. Be sure to check out the other Etsy Inspired design team's creations.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Mr. Campy
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company; Daisy Days
Bazzil Basics Flowers

November 14, 2008

What's my stump?

I haven't been very actively creative lately. Well, I've been busy getting my house done. I haven't had much time left over. But I'm going to be posting like a mad man when I have my very own craft room. Oh! SERENITY NOW! But today I had a bigger reason for not getting anything done. My poor little guy had to get 2 stitches in his sweet little flawless head. Here's a picture of him sleeping.

He was running from me so I wouldn't put his socks on, and he tripped and hit his head on a picture frame on the floor. Now, if that darn picture was where it should be........ I think I'll clean today!

November 12, 2008

Tanis CHALLENGED us to make a card using red, yellow, and blue. I struggled to make something with this. But I finally came up with this card.

I still don't know how well I like it. Come Hip Hop tomorrow on the SCS Unity Forum for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

November 11, 2008

Altered Mirror

I haven't had much time to create this last week because I've been working on my house. But I did manage to finish the mirror I got from the thrift store. This mirror was only $3. Here is the ugly before picture, with a not so ugly cutie in it.

And here are the after pictures

I used my Beautiful Life Unity stamps on it. In the top I put some sheet metal to make a little magnetic board for a picture or some art. I think it will be so cute in her new bedroom. Her bedroom is going to be soft yellow, pink, and black. Won't this be darling against a soft yellow wall? I also made a matching door hanger to go with it.

Here are a couple updated pictures of our house. The siding is FINALLY done, and I only have the front of the office to grout the rock. We're going to do the driveway probably next week. YAY! It finally feels like we're getting closer.

November 8, 2008

Etsy Inspired #9

This week for our Etsy Inspired Challenge, we made something inspired by
Pretty Girl Things.
She has beautiful creations in her shop. Including pendants, neclaces, earings, and ornaments. I chose this piece

for my inspiration. It's a cake ornament she makes that resembles your own cake. They are just gorgeous. Make sure to play along to win a prize from her Etsy shop. Go HERE to post a link to your creation to play along. Use something from Pretty Girl Things to inspire your art.

Look at what the other girls made: