Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Big Announcement with Paper Makeup Stamps!!

Today is a fabulous day for some very fun, talented girls. After MUCH deliberation, Katie, Christi, and Tangii chose the new girls for the Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team. I am so excited about this team. Fantastic talent in this list...every day I pinch myself. I am so lucky to be a part of this amazing team!!!

Christi Snow (ME!)

And now, simply because I am posting about PMS, you know that I have to share a new PMS card with you! I created this card last night using this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch (#80- MTSC80.)

While we were in the process of moving, I had set up a coloring bag full of my watercolor pencils and PMS stamped images to color while the packers were working, sitting in hotel rooms, etc. This is one of those images and it took me about 45 minutes last night to figure out what the heck paper line I had colored this little guy to go with...LOL! I finally figured it out...Basic Grey Max & Whiskers.

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Angie the Angelfish
*Basic Grey Max & Whiskers 6x6 paper collection
*Nestabilities labels diecut
*Martha Stewart border punches (2 different ones)
*watercolor pencils

Now, please go visit all the new girls blogs and give them some love. 
I have them marked with the three *** above in the design team list!

Unity Sneak Peek!!

Here it is...the final Sneak Peek for the Unity Stamp Co. July kit of the month!

The entire kit will be revealed for tomorrow's HIP HOP!!!

And don't forget, if you want June's kit, Fly Free...
today is the last day you can get it at that awesome $26 price!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Better Late than Never...

I missed several of my dt obligations last week due to being so busy with the house renovations. One of those that I missed was the Limelights Papercrafts sketch challenge (you can see the sketch HERE.)

Mandy has just gotten in all these gorgeous new KaiserCraft papers and I knew that I wanted to use them on something and this photo of Kat from the mall immediately came to mind... so I put that sketch to use...ON a LAYOUT! 

Supplies used:

btw, a little birdie told me that Mandy is having a FABULOUS sale and that there is also some great new products in the store including the new Basic Grey Oliver & Olivia collections as well as some BRAND NEW UNITY!

Speaking of New UNITY...
take a look at todays SNEAK PEEK for the upcoming July kom...

Monday, June 28, 2010

July Unity sneak Peek!

Good Monday Morning!!! 

It's a new day of a new week and today the Unity Stamp Co. design team
 is sharing a few Sneak Peeks of the NEW July KOM!!!
 Whoohooo! I love doing these!

And todays image just happens to be the ONE that made me happy when I saw the kit (out of many!)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. July Kit of the Month (available for purchase July 1st)
*MME paper collection
*StazOn Jet Black inkpad
*Zig writer in black
*Martha Stewart border punch
*lace trim

Several of the other girls are going to have sneaks today too!
You can check them out in my sidebar--->
Or go check out the Unity blog which is ALWAYS a good plan!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday KATIE!!!

It's Katie's Birthday today and to celebrate the PMS DT decided to throw her a 

HaPpY BiRtHdAy KaTiE!!!

This is a hop, so if you didn't come here from Tina's blog, then you need to join the festivities in the correct order and start out at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog!

And just so you know, it is official...I am back to stamping! This is the first card that I have been able to make in 2 weeks....YIPPEE! The layout design was from a Card Patterns sketch that I found...#68.

The not so good news is that this card was just finished at 10:30 last night so it will NOT be making it to Katie in time for her birthday. Sorry Katie! I promise it will go out in the mail on Monday (as well as the card for my mom's birthday that was June 4th that I found in my stamping stash when I pulled it out last night...don't's been a crazy month. ;o} )

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Birthday Lauren Fairy
*Paper Makeup Stamps Birthday Cheer Sentiment Set
*Colorbok paper (striped)
*Bo Bunny Jazmyne paper
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Fiskars scallop border punch
*watercolor pencils 
*StazOn Jet black ink pad

Now you need to hop on over to 

I hope that your day 
is fabulous today, Katie!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Unity Material Girl for Hip Hop!

It's a Unity Hip Hopping morning and I have a simple little card share for you today. 

I love these sweet little dresses from the Material Girl kit...they are simply "Sew Sweet"... ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Material Girl
*MME paper collection
*Stampin' Up Take Note die
*Stampin' Up little die
*StazOn jet black inkpad

Now you need to hop on over to Tanis' gorgeous blog...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


We are here!
In our house in Texas...slowly renovating!
Whew, this is a LOT of work. This is the state of my kitchen as it looks this morning. Everything is finally covered with the primer coat...everything...

 which includes 17 drawers and 29 cabinet doors...UGH! The agenda today and tomorrow and probably Friday is to cover it all with 2-3 coats of paint.

Jacob's room is done...

although all that work totally wore Little Bit out! ;o)

And this remains to be the state of affairs with my stamp stuff. Maybe someday soon, I will find time to play with them again...after my hand muscles have recovered. Who would guess that one little muscle in your hand (the one used to hold a paintbrush) could get so sore and worn out! LOL!

I miss you all! Please forgive my silence...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

M4TW30...Baby, Baby!

Good Sunday Morning!

This week's Paper Makeup Stamps Makeup 4 The Weekend challenge (M4TW30) was to create a project centered around a baby. I hadn't played with our new baby fairy yet so I just had to get it inky for this challenge...

I paper pieced Jamie's little sleeper and then added glitter to his/her wings using my glue pen.

Supplies Used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Jamie the Baby Fairy
*October Afternoon Ducks in a Row paper collection
*Nestabilities oval dies
*Martha Stewart seam binding
*glue pen
*StazOn jet black inked

Now it's YOUR time to shine!! Make a creation with a baby theme, link it up to Mr. Linky (direct links only please) on the PMS blog, and please mention the challenge in your blog post. That's it! You do not have to use Paper Makeup Stamps but if you've got them why not show them off! If you link up to SCS/PCP please use keyword M4TW30!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello Sunshine - Caffinated Cropper Hop

This is post #2 of 2 for today.
If you are looking for my Friends with Flair/Friday Fun project, it is located below here.

I had so much fun putting together today's card for the CC hop, but before we get to that...go start at Amy's blog (if you didn't do that) so that you know about all the details about the happenings for today!

Now back to this incredibly EASY to put together! I love these gorgeous EAD Stickerz that are included in the kits (Pocketfull of Sunshine kit used here.)


For this card, I simply flipped the gold doily included in the kit over to the backside (which just happens to be white) and attached the stickerz. The sentiment was an open font, but I colored it in with a black sharpie so that it would show up better on the doily. The bow is made from the pipe cleaner which is also part of the kit.

Supplies used:
*Caffinated Cropper Pocketfull of Sunshine kit
*black and white card stock

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has created! The links are in my sidebar...

Friday Fun Challenge #87...Gone to the Dogs! ;o)

Jimmi is our challenge hostess for this month's Friday Fun Challenges and this was her challenge for this week...

June 18th – I am dog-sitting LOTS of dogs this week so let’s make cards with doggies or kitties on them OR a card for a pet owner!

This is what I created...


Another simple little card...basically playing a lot with my Cuttlebug (I really, REALLY love that thing!) and some of my fun goodies from Limelight Papercrafts.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Could I be Any Cuter?
*Stampin Up Take Note Die
*Sizzix die cute (little blue)
*Fiskars border punch

Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls blogs for more inspiration.  

We would love for you to play with us-
 just use keyword FFC87 when uploading to your SCS gallery.

And be sure to go check out the Unity blog
for the entire list of Friends with Flair participants!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hip Hop, Owls Rock!

It's Thursday which means we are hip-hopping the day away with Unity Stamp Co!

Today I am using a few stamps from the Unity Kit of the month, Fly Free. Stamps from this kit on this card are those sweet little owls, the heart border behind them, and the "so grateful" sentiment...

As is my norm, I used watercolor pencils to color these images, but because I was using them on top of kraft colored cardstock rather than white, I used a MUCH lighter hand with the water than I normally would because I did not want to wash out any of the color vibrancy.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co.
*October Afternoon paper collection
*Fiskars border punch
*corner rounder
*watercolor pencils
*Basic Grey ribbon

Now you need to hop on over to Tanis' incredibly inspirational blog...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Unity Samantha Walker- LAST DAY!

Did you SEE those amazing Samantha Walker stamps that Unity released last week?!?!

I was actually one of the lucky few on the DT that released my stamps before the release, managed to make this card in my hotel room, and then could not get the laptop (which is QUICKLY crashing) to load it for I am sharing it with you today instead. ;o)

I paper-pieced that ca-ute little owl...LOVE those flower eyes (which would be really darling with some teeny-tiny buttons or brads, but I did not have those in my hotel room.)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. What a Hoot!
*October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper collection
*Fiskars border punch
*Palette Burnt Umber inkpad

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Follow Your Rainbow with Caffinated Cropper

Today's the day...the day that we finally close on our new house in Texas!
Now the fun begins...the removal of wallpaper and painting with seemingly endless gallons of paint!
But I am so excited about ALL OF IT!!

I am also super-excited to share this new Caffinated Cropper kit with you...
Pocketfull of Sunshine!

I received my kit while we were in the midst of boxes being packed in our old house and traveling to Texas, but Amy's kits are so awesome that it was still a breeze to throw together a couple of quick cards....
Supplies Used:
*Caffinated Cropper Pocketfull of Sunshine
*corner rounder
*watercolor pencils
*black and white card stock


$10 off $25 purchase at Paper Makeup Stamps

30% off at EAD Designs

Paper 6x6 2 each

Bazzil Smoothies Tropical Breeze, Kiwi, Marmalade Blast, Banana Blitz

Fancy Pants Suit Up

SassaFrass Lass With Love

SassaFrass Lass Confection

My Little Shoebox Flying High

October Afternoon Sprinklers

October Afternoon Ice Cream

1yd Lemon Grosgrain Ribbon

1yd Blue Twist Baker's Twine

1yd Copenhagen Satin Ribbon

1/2yd Blue/Green Sidesaddle Grosgrain Ribbon

Making Memories Flutter Buttons

Making Memories Flutter Blossoms

2 Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts Black/White

2 Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts Red/Kraft

4 Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit Stickpins

1 Cat's Eye Amber Clay Fluid Chalk

1 Jenni Bowlin Banner/Red Cardstock Sticker Alpha

3 Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Chipboard Word Icons (adhesive)

2 Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit Chipboard Frames

1 BookMark Holder

2 Shipping Tags

10 Lemon Tickets

3 Gold Doilies

2 Paper Clips (Asst Colors)

1 piece of 100% Wool Feltworks Aqua Felt

1 piece of 100% Wool Feltworks Cheddar Felt

1 Stickerz Sheet of Images

1 Stickerz Sheet of Sentiments

1 Papermakeup Stamp Set

1 Digi Stamp Set (by Lindsay Spencer)

1/2 Sheet Crafty Chronicle Newspaper Donna Salazar

ALL of this for ONLY $35 with FREE shipping!
AND you can combine this kit with last months Birds of a Feather kit and receive both of them for only $50!?!?

Make sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs. The links are in my sidebar and also on Amy's blog....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Unity Store Kit Hop for June...

It's time for the Unity Stamp Co. Store June kit hop!!!

Both of these kits are just absolutely gorgeous! 
I stamped that sunflower onto kraft and then colored it using my watercolor pencils.

I wanted to be sure that it jumped off the kraft paper, so I used lots of different shades within the images.

Supplies used:
(link will take you to a list of stores which carry these kits)
*October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper collection
*KaiserCraft Pearls
*watercolor pencils
*Martha Stewart border punch
*corner rounder

Now you need to hop on over to Tanis' beautiful blog....

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