March 30, 2009

AAAHHHHHH!!!!

WE ARE GETTING A PUPPY!!!!! YAY!!

DOING A PUPPY DANCE!!!!

IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!

WANT TO SEE HIM? HUH, HUH?

HERE HE IS!! WHAT SHOULD WE NAME HIM?


Blog Candy!!!! Woohoo!!!


SO HERE IT IS!!! As promised!
Fun Fabulous Blog Candy!

I'll try to make this post as short as possible, but I do have the tendency to get wordy.

I have loved blogging. I have met so many great people and friends through the internet. People from Unity Stamps Co, Pink Persimmon, Paper Makeup Stamps, EAD Designs(okay, I already new Emily), My Etsy Inpsired DT friends, 2Sketches4You, Queen Kat Designs just to name a few.
I've had so many followers and wonderful friends who leave sweet comments. Some days I look through my comments just to get a smile. THANKS!

So to thank you all for being so kind and encouraging WE are offering some blog candy. Who is WE? TANIS, miss Paper Princess At Play, aka crafty1 on SCS, and myself. Tanis is my very bestest friend EVAH! And guess how I met her? YEP, online! We live SO MANY miles apart, yet I consider her to be my family. Thanks Tanis! I love you to pieces!

So what do you have to do for a chance to win? Become a follower of both ME AND TANIS THAT'S IT!!!! For reals! For an extra point go and check out the Unity Stamp Co. and tell us what your favorite stamp or set is AND go to EAD Designs and let us know what your favorite vinyl is. Did you know that EAD Designs is having a call for a Creative Team? Yep, check out the blog for the details.

EMILY from E.A.D. Designs is offering a special just for our readers. Get 15% off your entire order! This is good only until April 13th! So get over there and pick up some fun vinyl. The code is LINZ. Just put the code in the discount coupon code. Plus! she's throwing in a free sheet of 6x12 scrapbooking vinyl with every order!!

So here it is! The blog candy....
But there's more than what's pictured, so be sure to scroll down and read.




Here is the list of what you'll get:
*A $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM UNITY STAMP CO.
*A $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM E.A.D.DESIGNS
*A 30% OFF COUPON TO E.A.D. DESIGNS FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PURCHASE AFTER THE $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE
*THE "SIMPLY SAID" STAMP SET FROM UNITY STAMP CO.
*THE SHINE SINGLE FROM UNITY STAMP CO.
*LOADS OF RIBBON!
*2 PACKAGES OF BUTTONS FROM FANCY PANTS DESIGNS
*1 PACKAGE OF CROCHETED FLOWERS FROM FANCY PANTS DESIGNS
*1 6.5X4.5 PAPER STACK FROM DCWV ( THE GREEN STACK COLLECTION)
*AND MORE THAN LIKELY I'LL ADD MORE RIBBON, I HAVE AN OVERLOAD OF THE STUFF!

I can't wait to hear your comments about the stamps and vinyl you love!

YOU HAVE UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT MIDNIGHT(central time) TO BECOME A FOLLOWER.
**Sorry, but due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open to the US and CANADA only. Thanks for understanding!**

March 29, 2009

A peek!

Here's another peek at the new scrapbooking line at E.A.D Designs. I designed this with my little Casey in mind, thinking of how much he's grows everyday. These sheets are 12"X6". If you'd like to be on the E.A.D. Designs Creative Team and be able to use the new fun images on your scrapbooking, go take a look at the details on the BLOG.


March 28, 2009

WOOP WOOP!

I am really bragging today. I can't help it with this one. It was Carter's first soccer game of the year and he scored 6 goals!!!!!! WOOP WOOP! GO CARTER! (sorry, no pics yet)

GO DOWN TO THE NEXT POST FOR THE
UNITY INSPIRATIONAL BLOG HOP.

Unity Stamp Co. Inspirational Blog Hop

View the Inspirational Blog Hop by starting at http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

Here's a CLOCK I made using Unity stamps from the Kit Of The Month stamps. I LOVE the Kit of the Month club. So much goodness for such a great price.

And this is a card I made using the stamp So and So Loves. For the background I used the Linden Branch stamp and the Feel the Joy stamp (both designed by me, yes I just bragged). I'm just so proud to be a Unity Artist and why not brag about it for today only? LOL

My favorite quote is this by Emily Dickinson:

"Hope is the thing with feathers,


That perches in the soul....."

Thanks for looking! Next stop on the blog hop is Kelli.

March 27, 2009

I AM IN LOVE!!!

I have been looking around and deciding what kind of puppy I want to get. I want to be sure to get a dog that won't give Carter allergies, is smart, and I can train well. I found it. I found the dog I'm in love with. Do you remember the dog on Fraggle Rock? For some reason that's what I think of when I see these dogs. I WILL HAVE THIS DOG!!!! I just have to put that out there. I can already imagine how much I'll love this new little puppy girl. Hmm, what will I name her?

(Updated): SERENITY! That's what her name will be. Serenity.

Just look how cute!


Etsy Inspired


This weeks sponsor is Handmade By Rebecca. She'll be giving away a darling wall hanging.




This is what I was inspired by:
And this is my card. I used Paper Makeup Stamps for this:



I'm not sure how it got from there to here, but that's what inspiration does sometimes.



Don't forget to check out the other Design Team members blogs to see their wonderful creations.
Remember to leave a comment on Ashley's blog with a link to your creation for a chance to win the prize this week.

March 23, 2009

SERIOUSLY!

I was just talking with Tanis the other day, and we were discussing how we have no idea how we both have so many FOLLOWERS! Seriously, how did that happen so fast?

Well, I appreciate everyone's sweet comments all the time. Sometimes I don't have many projects to share, and have alot of chitter chatter. But you still come and visit. I love it. Not so much the recognition (well, I'm trying to get over needing recognition), but more for the support and friendships. I've made some very great friends through blogging. One of them is Tanis. She's one of my most treasured friends now.

SO, that being said, you may want to watch for some "thank you" blog candy. Hmmm.... maybe it'll be a super good blog candy that's from me and "a great friend of mine":). I don't know......... you might want to keep checking back. Maybe real soon, like within a week!

Maybe, just maybe, you might want to go to Unity Stamp Co. and see what you LOVE there. What you really want but just haven't bought yet!

And just maybe you'll want to check out E.A.D. Designs. See all the fun vinyl. Look around and just see what you'd buy if you could.

Just a thought!

E.A.D. DESIGNS

So here it is! My first design for E.A.D. Designs. I really need to be more on the ball! LOL If you'd like to see more of these fun vinyl creations go HERE.


ALSO, there's a design team call. Check it out HERE!!

March 22, 2009

My spider monkey!


Kaiden's at his dad's this weekend, and they decided to take him ROCK CLIMBING! Yes, it scares me, but I know he's safe. They have all the safety gear and make sure it's safe, so I say GO FOR IT! So Angie, his step-mom called me and says "check your email!" And there was this cool picture of Kaiden. She called him a spider monkey. And he is definitely a spider monkey. He has talent coming out every pore. Yes, I sound like a conceited mother, but this kid just blows me away. This was his first time! GO KAIDEN!

Unity sale and a tag!


30% off at Unity ALL WEEKEND LONG!

When you become a Kit of the Month Member - it comes with ALL KINDS of fun perks.

You get special discounts - something new and wonderful EVERY MONTH!

This month - it is a DOUBLE perk - WE are running a FEW very wonderful promotions.

1. Sign up for the Kit of the Month. You will get an email immediately following you will get a COUPON CODE for $15.00 off a PAST Kit of the Month.

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2. We will send your Kit of the Month with a FREE Honey Pie Rub-On from Cosmo Cricket. EVERYONE - got one! NEW MEMBERS and Current Members.

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3. You get a letter each month with your Kit and in the letter is a Promotional Coupon or Discount. THIS MONTH everyone has the opportunity to get ONE FREE Unity Kit {$18 Value} in the Month of March with their $25.00 order

HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG?!!!


Okay, I've been tagged! By Angela , fabulous MISS UNITY herself. This is a photo tag. This is so funny. The picture happens to be a picture I took for Chad. He was selling his sight from his bow. LOL!!!!

So I decided to skip that folder and go to the next. And this is the picture there. It's Kelsey and her best friend at their very first dance recital.


Now these tagging games have rules and here they are:
•Open your photo folder on your computer
•Open the 6th folder of photos
•Select the 6th picture
•Post the picture on your blog with a description
•Invite six friends to join the challenge
•Link your six friends to your blog post

March 21, 2009

Etsy Inspired and Stamp-It Week!

Today's Etsy store is Alliebeans. They have some fabulous fabric creations, including pouches, wristlets, cosmetic bags, and much more.





This is the piece I used for my inspiration.

This is the card I made this week. It also qualifies for the Stamp-It Week over at the Paper Crafts Connection Blog. I used Unity stamps, and did a few different techniques.
I did some background stamping and sponging. I really like how this turned out.


If you participate (and I hope you do) you're eligible to win a small pouch from Alliebeans. So be sure to check out her shoppe and find something that inspires you. Make a project, any kind, and link it back to Ashley's blog. And have fun!!
If you upload to SCS or PCP be sure to use the keyword EIC28.

Check out the other DT members blogs:

March 19, 2009

HIP HOP THURSDAY


You know, you hear all these ladies saying "Toot, Toot". Tootin' their horns for being published. Well, each time a stamp gets released that I drew, that's like a little "toot" for me. So TOOT TOOT! Unity released one of my stamps today. Be sure to go and check it out on the Unity blog and do the blog hop for some very inspiring cards and projects.

Wanting Copics?


In Style Stamps is now offering Copic markers, and they're a great price! So if it's on your with list, check them out here. They're also offering digital stamps that are so fun to play with.

I was a guest designer for In Style Stamps for a bit, then all that drama started in our lives. Virginia was such a sweetheart and so understanding. I just wanted to let you know how fun and unique these stamps are. I hope you get a chance to go and check them out.

March 17, 2009

Listen

If you have a minute, stop and listen to the song on my blog. My friend Eileen's funeral was today, and it was a beautiful tribute to her. Her daughter, Whitney, sang this song. Beautifully and without flaw. The most gorgeous I've ever heard a song sang. Eileen sure did change me for the good. She left a mark on my heart I will never forget.


I hope my friend Amy doesn't mind me using her pictures. They came from her blog:
Amy Wilde Photography.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I am the luckiest person alive. Well, at least I feel that way.
*I'm so lucky to have such beautiful wonderful kids, and hubby.

*I'm lucky to be healthy, and have a healthy family. I'm lucky to have Chad here and HEALTHY.


*I'm lucky to be able to stay home with my kids.

*I'm lucky to live in such a wonderful neighborhood, where my kids have friends to play with.


*I'm lucky to have such wonderful friends.


*I'm lucky to have wonderful parents. My parents are some of my best friends.

*I'm just lucky.


REALLY, I don't believe in luck. Rather, I'm grateful for all the things I have. But IT IS St. Patricks day, so I had to tie it in somehow.


Just look at how lucky I am. Look at this cute little fart. He fell asleep on the stair. I was cleani
ng the kitchen, and he just loves to be with me so much that he found the closest place to lie down and drink his bottle (YES, he is indeed too old to have a bottle, shame, shame). Happy St. Patricks Day!

March 16, 2009

An Etsy Reminder

Since my picture wouldn't upload the other day, I'm going to make this an Etsy Inspired Challenge reminder. This weeks store is TRMACK STUDIO.








We have a sponsor other than the Etsy store as well. The sponsor who is giving away a prize is Pez-A-Doodle Designs. For more info click HERE.

As I was doing my card this last week. I realized that it made me think of my friend. I don't know if you remember me talking about her. She had pancreatic cancer and has fought it for quite some time now. Well, on Thursday night she passed. She finally gets to be free of all that pain. The family is amazing. They are handling it so well. They have such a great outlook on life and always have. Which is the reason this card reminded me of her. She always enjoyed her journey through this life. No matter what was thrown at her, even the cancer that finally took her life, she always looked at the positive. What a wonderful woman to be friends with. I sure will miss her. She will always be a reminder to me to enjoy my journey no matter what.

March 15, 2009

Have you seen this?

This company that's new to me! It's called GCD Studios. They are currently having contests and giveaways. Go check out their blog HERE and their website HERE. I'm going to go to my LSS and have them order this stuff. I LOVE IT! I've checked out all the papers and goodies and LOVE THEM!

March 14, 2009

Etsy Inspired

Help!!! My internet is fighting with my computer and won't let me upload pictures!!!! So I have a card but no picture!!!!

In the meantime, look at the other DT members wonderful creations:
Shannon
Ashley (Post your link to your creations here)
Joy
Kerry
Jackie
Heather
Tiff
Lee
Taylor(March Guest Designer)

March 12, 2009

HIP HOP THURSDAY


It's hip hop Thursday on the Unity Blog. Be sure to go and check out all the good deals they have going on today.
I'm going to share my project I did for the Paper Crafts March Challenge. It's to create something with butterflies on it. I've been having fun making these canvas's, and decided to use one again for this project. The background is burlap, and I even stamped the saying on burlap.

Don't forget to check out the Unity Blog today.

March 8, 2009

Caardvarks Critters


This is my card for Caardvarks challenge.

We had a "sickly" week at our house last week,
so we're looking forward to a HEALTHY, HAPPY
week this week. I hope to be able to craft, craft,
craft.

March 7, 2009

Etsy Inspired #26

Sorry I'm so late. I was super sick yesterday, and it decided to stick around this morning.

This is the shop this week that's sponsoring the Etsy Inspired challenge:

It's called Expressing You Vinyl Wall Creations

They're offering a $15 gift card to the winner

This is my inspiration:



And this is the card I made:




Check out the other Design team members projects:
Shannon
Ashley (Post your link to your creations here)
Joy
Kerry
Jackie
Heather
Tiff
Lee
Taylor(March Guest Designer)

March 4, 2009

Free fabulous Apron giveaway!

So I was checking out all the very cool stores at Etsy tonight and came across this super cute store called Sassy Apron. She has a link on her store to a blog that is giving away an apron. The blog is All Hail Queen Mommy. She has started something new on her blog. She's going to be giving away prizes from great "mom" based businesses, like those on Etsy. So go check her blog out and see what fun things you can find. Plus, she has a really funny story on there about her little boy.

My sweet little Lizza

This is the second post for today, scroll down to see who won the Etsy Inspired challenge.



I love my little Lizza (Elizza). My little sis brought her over yesterday so I could take some pictures. She is so tiny, and so sweet. I love her so much. She's soft and smells so good. I'm glad we have one more baby in this family that I can love on, so I don't have to have another one. LOL!! I know my sis is looking at my blog a million times, because I can see it on my counter. ha! ha! ha! So I guess I'll post some pictures of her sweet little girl.






Etsy Inspired Blog Hop Challenge Winner

First of all, I want to thank everyone for playing along. I'm going to post a picture of ALL of the cards submitted so you can all see the great talent these ladies have.




















And the winner picked by random Kelsey who drew the name from a basket ( thanks for the idea Ash!) is......





























Blogger Crafty Cath said...

Hi Lindsay. I found my way to your blog from Paper Makeup. I have been following Katie's blog for the past five months and love her coloring ability and her new stamp line. I thought I would try your challenge. It was fun and although the colors in the photo don't show as vibrant as they really are - this card is for my sissy and I know she's gonna love it. Thanks for the challenge! PS Love your banner and the music - I could play this all day!

Here's my card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1257916?si=blaznblue

Cathy Groden
craftycath.blogspot.com

Here is her card:


And I must say that this card is stunning. It's a great way to show that you don't need designer paper to make a beautiful card. Thanks Cathy for playing along. Email me your snail mail address at lbspencer79@hotmail.com, and we'll get those stamps out to you right away. I hope you enjoy them!!