Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Fun...really LATE!

I started out the day running late and that state of being has just gotten worse and worse throughout the day today. *sigh* So sorry to the girls that I am running so late today.

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is from Kimme:
May 27.... Based on a memory, any memory about anything. 

When we lived in England, we took a whirlwind 3-day trip to Paris which was absolutely amazing. All three of us (Ben, Jacob, and I) will tell you that it absolutely was one of the best trips that we have ever taken. I have so many photos of the amazing architecture and streets from there. One of the things that amazed me was how ornate everything was...even all the light posts, so this is my memory...a bookmark to help commemorate that trip and my love of Paris.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Ooh la la
*Prima paper collection
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*Nestabilities labels die
*bookmark sleeve

Be sure to go check out what the rest of the girls have created this week:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hip Hop!!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!
It's a Unity Stamp Co. Hip-Hopping kind of day around here!

I have one quick little card to share with you today using this month's Kit of the Month, Think Happy Thoughts. For this card, I used one of the card layouts from the Scrapbook & Cards Today: Cardmaps book.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Think Happy Thoughts
*Lily Bee designs paper collection
*Tattered Angels glimmer mists
*Swiss dot embossing folder
*martha stewart doily circle punch
*Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch
*StazOn jet black ink pad

Now you need to hop on over to ***Jen B's Gorgeous blog***

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Beginnings for some Friday Fun!

Kimme is our hostess this month for our Friday Fun challenge and for today's challenge, this is what she told us...
May 20....New beginnings.  Anything you are excited about, new products, new ideas, new technique, new company, new friends, new babies, anything new.

So I pulled out some papers from Lily Bee Designs and a new, uninked stamp from Paper Makeup of their latest releases, Sprout Silhouette.

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Sprout Silhouette
*Lily Bee Designs 6x6 paper collection
*assorted punches and dies
*corner rounder
*StazOn jet blak ink pad

Be sure to go check out what the rest of the girls have created this week:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

At a loss on my off-Thursdays...

For years now, Thursday's have meant Unity Hip-Hop. 

About a month ago, the team divided so that we get a little break and do Hip-hop every other week. I love that, but it's taking me some mental time to figure out what to do with my Wednesday evenings. I ALWAYS prep for hip-hop Wed. I thought that on my off-weeks, I would start creating something inspired by someone else. 
This week's card is inspired by this Suzi Blu card that Nat created.

This card uses one of those gorgeous new Unity Stamp Co backgrounds that Lesley Langdon created...I LOVE THESE!!!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Strawberry Greetings
*Faber-Castel Teal pastel pencil
*red watercolor pencil
*Palette burnt umber ink pad
*Martha Stewart border punch
*DCWV patterned paper
*jute twine
*May Arts kraft envelope
*various trims
*MM flower

you may purchase them individually for $9 each OR opt for them ALL for $22!
and while you are shopping Unity - take a peek at all the itty bitty stamps we have on sale for only $4.50 each AND past kit of the month stamps for only $26.

it is a tooty fruity sale in honor of the TOOTY FRUITY challenge that we are hosting this month!
CLICK HERE to see that challenge!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Unity's Tooty Fruity Challenge

It's the 15th and that means that it's time for another Unity Stamp Co. challenge
This month our theme is...

**Tooty Fruity**

So make a card or other stamped project
incorporating fruit of any kind!
(Challenge ends on June 14th)

Your reward?

FREE KIT of your choice valued at $45 or under

When I sat down to make my card, my mojo was hiding under one of the piles in my stamp room (which have since been cleaned so she is being a bit more cooperative now.) As a result, my card is VERY SIMPLE...haha!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Take Time to Laugh
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*red watercolor pencil
*corner rounder
*kraft paper

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Fun Challenge after a slight blogger delay...

Okay, I totally cheated today. Kimme has issued our challenges for this month and this is today's...
May 13... Princess Cards :)

Well, I didn't make a princess card, but I made a fairy bookmark. 
In my book, that is almost the same thing. ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Simply Magical
*Crate paper collection
*martha stewart border punch
*watercolor pencil and pastel pencil (shading around fairy image)
*glimmer mists (on doily)
*black brads
*corner rounder

Go check out what the rest of the FFC girls have created...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hip Hopping on a Thursday...

It's a Unity Stamp Company Hip Hop Day!!

This week, I have been playing with my new Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the month, Think Happy Thoughts. I have just a couple of VERY simple cards to share with you today.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Think Happy Thoughts
*K&Company paper
*The Paper Studio paper (b&w)
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*corner rounder
*watercolor pencils
*Nestabilities lacey circle die
*pop dots


This second card is for Kat. Her 4th birthday is this weekend so you will notice an over-abundance of pink and purple for this card (her favorite colors.)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Think Happy Thoughts
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*watercolor pencils
*CTMH various purple & pink ink pads
*corner rounder
*Nestabilities labels punch
*pop dots

Now you need to hop on over to ***Jen B's gorgeous blog***

Let's Go Fly a Kite...

Good morning! 
Today, I am getting to feature one of the new Paper Makeup Stamps releases...that super-fun little kite, Lea's Kite!
I love kites. They are just a happy, fun image to feature on a card.

Don't forget, there are review art samples up on the Paper Makeup Stamps blog all this week. Also, be sure to go check out the new stamps in the store. It was an AWESOME release this month!

Supplies used:
*K&Company paper
*corner rounder
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*martha stewart border punch

Saturday, May 07, 2011

It's a Paper Makeup Stamps Release Day!

**My Nat'l Scrapbooking Day with Unity Post is located below this one.**

Have you been watching all the gorgeous new releases this week over on the Paper Makeup Stamps blog?? I hope so, because there are some gorgeous ones and they are all available to buy tonight!!

Today, I get to share with you our new birthday boy fairy, Lars. I wanted to do something fairly fast and easy with him, so I left him mainly black & white...just adding the turquoise highlights to the ribbons on the packages...

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Lars (available at the release party tonight)
*Paper Makeup Stamps Surprise (freebie stamp with orders tonight)
*The Paper Studio b&w pin dot
*Faber Castell 
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*EK Success chain punch
*Stampin Up punch
*Nestabilities Labels dies

Don't forget to join us tonight for our RELEASE PARTY at 8:00 CST in the PMS Forum.
There will be games, fun, and lots of chit-chatting!

Don't forget your letter so that you have your discount code for tonight...

And now you need to hop on over to...

Nat'l Scrapbooking Day with Unity...

It's National Scrapbooking Day!
Unity Stamp Co. is having a day full of fun events & games (and I hear that there may just be some new releases too...) Be sure to check out the Unity blog for all the info about what it happening.

One of the things that is happening is that the DT put together an 8x8 recipe album.

Above is my know when you are used to working on 12x12, 8x8 is tiny! Hehe!

I made my pudding delight recipe from back in the days when I used to be a home basket company demonstrator. This was one of my core recipes to demo. I'll post the full recipe for you all sometime next week...maybe for Hip Hop (it's too late right now for me to go look it up.)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Insightful Meadows (flowers)
*Unity Stamp Co. Moxie (create)
*K&Co. paper collection
*Melody Ross tag
*Jillibean Soup tag
*Reflections bling
*Martha Stewart border, corner, and doily punch
*Prima bling
*shipping tag
*kraft paper

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps Silhouette Sneaks!!!

I love this time of the month. 
It's time to share the Paper Makeup Stamps sneak peeks...
and Yay, we have some seriously ca-ute stamps to share with you this month!!! ;o)

Today, I get to share with you this gorgeous little silhouette stamp of Kirsten...isn't she cute?!?!  OMG, I think that she would make an awesome embellishment for springtime layouts! hmmm, may have to get on that project next...

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Kirsten silhouette (available evening May 7th)
*K&Company paper collection
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Nestabilities labels die cut
*StazOn jet black inked

Be sure to check out the Paper Makeup Stamps blog every day this week for all the gorgeous sneak peeks. Then come join us on May 7th at 8:00 pm CST for our release party in the forum! Fun times!!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Winners and a new challenge...

Hello everyone! I owe you some winners from last week's Design Memory Craft feature...

Winner #1 was chosen from Day 2 and was the 3rd commenter...
 michib said...

another beautiful card! Is that the trick, to spray the stamp with water first? As I tried using watercolour crayons on a Unity stamp once and it seemed hard to do - will need to try again with misting the stamp with water before colouring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Winner #2 was chosen from Day 1 and was the 10th commenter...

Toni K said...

Gorgeous! Love the running colors effect!

Congratulations, girls! 
Email me with your address info and I will forward it onto Design Memory Craft
My email address is

And now, how about we talk about a new challenge that Unity is doing...
The all-new Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge (click for the page to link up your projects!!!)

Here are the details about the challenge:
A new sketch will be posted on the 1st of each month.You must use a Unity Kit of the Month in your submission.
You can use the most current Kit or any Kit of the Month that you have.
Your prize: 100 randomly chosen Unity stamps
& ANY 
Unity Kit of the Month of your choice!

(past kits can be found 

And here is what I did with it using the new May kit of the month...

I just adore that little bird cameo from this month's kit of the month!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. May KOM, Think Happy Thoughts
*Pink Paislee papers
*CTMH Bark ink pad
*Nestabilities Labels die cut
*jute string
*Fiskars border punch
*pop dots

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this month's kit!! ;o)

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