Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's a SURPRISE Baby Shower Blog Hop!!!

Surprise, Lisa!
Although, I really hope that you aren't able to read this because your little bundle has arrived...
crossing my fingers for you!!

Today the Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team is throwing a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER for Lisa McKinney. There is a huge, fun blog hop so if you didn't come here from Christi Thorsen's blog, then you need to head on over to the PMS blog and start the hop from the very beginning.

I love the quote on this perfect:
"A new baby is like the beginning of all things- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." ~Eda J. LeShan

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Felicity the Fawn
*Paper Makeup Stamps A New Baby
*October Afternoon paper collections
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black inkpad
*Fiskars border punch

Now you need to hop on over to Bonnie's beautiful blog.

Congratulations, Lisa!!!

Feeling Funky? Embrace it!

It's the last day of the month and that means that this is your final sneak peek of the Unity Stamp Co. August kit of the month before the full reveal tomorrow. Are you excited yet? This is such a fun kit as you can clearly see from today's sneak image....

I embraced the meaning behind the sentiment and tried to simply make a fun and funky card using some seriously OLD patterned paper (one of those first DCWV stacks...the Teen one) and a few random brads sprinkled across the card.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. August kit of the month
*DCWV Teen Stack
*Sizzix Labels dies
*Fiskars border punches 
*Martha Stewart border punch
*watercolor pencils

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Good morning everyone!

Are you ready for the Friday Fun Challenge???

This week our challenge came from Sherry and it was....
July 30th- Getting Ready for Back to School.  
School will be starting again before you know it- 
Make a card in your high school or college alma matter colors. 

My college alma mater is Texas Tech and their colors are red, black, and white. When I saw this awesome new kit from Samantha Walker, Build a Damask, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I know, another fairly clean and simple card from me. 
My design style is all over the board this week, isn't it? ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Build a Damask
*Kraft paper
*Sizzix embossing folder
*corner rounder
*red flat-backed gem
*Nestabilities Labels diecut

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 FFC93 when uploading to your SCS gallery.

And I almost forgot today's Unity August Kit of the month sneak peek....

Tomorrow I have an actual card made with the peek stamp so be sure to come back!

AND if you haven't been hopping through the Friends with Flair list, go check out all the amazing inspirational blogs listed on the Unity blog.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hip Hopping with the Sneaks and CHA!!!

We are on day 4 of our Sneak Peeks of the upcoming August kit of the month and glimpses of the new releases that are coming out at CHA from Unity Stamp Co. 
Aren't they all awesome?!?! 
The releases get better and better....
I have NO IDEA how Angela and her amazingly talented artists continue to do it!?! 

Today we are Hip Hopping with Miss Melody Ross' gorgeous stylings! 
I just LOVE her designs and was looking at her latest scrapbooking kit, One Precious Life, and felt the NEED to play with that gorgeous bicycle image.

This is another piece of art for Kat's bathroom area like the piece that I designed last week. I had no idea when I bought this kit that I was going to do Kat's whole bathroom design around it, but I am LOVING these pieces!

This piece measures 12x12 and is in a shadow box frame which I love because I do like to get a little dimensional with my art. ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. One Precious Life
*K&Co. paper (purple base and large b&w polkadots)
*Making Memories ledger paper
*MME paper frame
*Tim Holtz book plate
*7gypsies metal tag
*Making Memories journaling piece and ribbon and brads
*Pink Paislee journaling block
*Bo Bunny brad (pink one)
*calendar block (from ??)
*watercolor pencils
*7grrrls (no longer in business) corner punch
We are also still showing sneak peeks from the upcoming August kit of the month and today's image is my favorite from the kit, so I had to create something with it.

I was trying to channel my inner-Eva when I made this card. Hehe! That girl can rock the shabby chic style!

*sigh* I just love stamp images that incorporate ledger paper-looking backgrounds. I think that they speak to my geek-side that loves to get lost in the office supply store. ;o) It makes for such a romantic image, don't you think? Or am I just a total geek? LOL...maybe you shouldn't answer that!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. August kit of the month
*October Afternoon Thrift shop paper
*Making Memories flower trim
*Sizzix Die cut
*Fiskars border punch
*KaiserCraft flat-back gem
*Martha Stewart seam binding
*flat back pearls

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Donna and another Sneak....

Ready to see something completely different from me???

How about a bit of something along the lines of Clean & Simple???

I know...can you believe that I made that?!? ;o) 

I had plans to make a whole set of them using all 4 stamps from this wonderful new Donna Downey kit, Little Whispers (yes, it's another sneak!), but unfortunately I have spent the last 2 hours trying to get the FWF post on the Unity blog to work for this week (we are having link issues again- i.e. blogger has decided that it hates me!) so I decided I simply needed to get this post up...PRONTO!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Little Whispers
*kraft cardstock
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper collection
*corner rounder
*flat-backed gems
*zig writer

And today's sneak peek from the August kit of the month...LOVE!

Wait until you see tomorrow's's my FAVORITE from this kit! I need to go play with it and see if I can get some actual art done with it...not just the image sneak since tomorrow is HIP HOP!!! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 2- Late again....hehe!

It's another late post today. We have football practice in the mornings and it is so hard to get life organized around here before afternoon. I guess I am going to have to go back to scheduling posts to keep them on time. LOL!

Today, Unity Stamp Co. is featuring the new Cosmo Cricket releases! OMG!!! There are so many of these (like ALL OF THEM) that are MUST HAVES! Luckily, I received DeLovely Whimsy to play with....

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. DeLovely Whimsy
*Cosmo Cricket DeLovely 6x6 paper collection
*Fiskars border punch
*Sizzix die cuts
*Basic Grey flat-back pearls
*CTMH Sweet leaf ink pad
*watercolor pencils
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*Zig Writer
*corner rounder

I added just a touch of watercolor pencil detail to help highlight that darling little turtle. I also added the hand-drawn stitched line around the outside edge of the die-cut to help him stand out on the card.

And let's not forget today's GORGEOUS sneak peek image from August's upcoming kit of the month from Unity Stamp co....

Monday, July 26, 2010

So late in posting today!!!

Sorry! Sorry! Sorry! 

I am so late in posting today and I have so much to show and share with you today!
TONS happening this week for Unity Stamp Co!
CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc Convention) AND the release of a new kit of the month!!
So many fun new goodies to share!

First up, as a group today, we are sharing some of the NEW and GORGEOUS Suzi Blu images from Unity Stamp Co. These are only available for store purchase at this time so tell your favorite supplier to pick up some of these Ca-ute little stamps!!

For this layout, you can see the "You are Loved" Suzi Blu stamp and another stamp that is releasing for store purchase...that fun trio of trees, Forest of Affection.

I just love the fun and funky style of these stamps!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. You are Loved
*Unity Stamp Co. Forest of Affection
*Bella Blvd paper (trees)
*Little Yellow Bicycle paper (gold)
*watercolor pencils
*SEI brads
*Hambly Designs kraft embellishment
*Pink Paislee alpha stickers
*Martha Stewart border punch

The other thing going on ALL this week is sneak peeks of the New August Kit of the Month!

I thought that this image was simply too fun not to immediately play with....

I recently ran across this awesome challenge blog called "Off the Wall Craftiness" and this was their inspiration image for this weeks color challenge. It was my inspiration for the color scheme of my card....

It's definitely brighter than my norm, but I had fun with it...

Supplies used:
*Unity stamp Co. August kit of the month (available for purchase Aug. 1)
*7 gypsies paper (turquoise stripe and black polka)
*watercolor pencils
*flat-backed black gems
*Fiskars border punch
*corner rounder

Go check out the Unity blog for tons more inspirition and the other dt blogs ALL WEEK LONG!! Yippee, it's gonna be a fun one!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Family Picnic FFC style!

Can you believe that I am actually posting a Friday Fun Challenge?!?! I am sure that the FFC gals have about given up on me this month, but I am determined that I am going to get all this months challenges done because they have been such fun ones!!! Coming soon, I promise!

Speaking of fun challenges, this week's came again to us from Sherry and the timing could not have been more perfect.

Her challenge....
July 23- Summer is in full swing- make an invitation to a BBQ, Cookout, or Pool Party- or a card with a summer party theme.

We are planning a big family bbq/party at our house in August as a house-warming/retirement party so I designed these with that party in mind.

Supplies used:
*Paper Makeup Stamps Dandy Wishes
*Paper Makeup Stamps Freckled Lemonade (inside card)
*Unity Stamp Co. Tiny Trinity (family)
*Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper collection
*Martha Stewart seam binding
*Stampin Up punch
*Fiskars scallop border punch
*Martha Stewart border punch
*StazOn jet black inkpad
*CTMH breeze inkpad

Right now our computer and printer aren't hooked up together, but when they are, then I will print the party details to insert into the inside of my card below...

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 FFC92 when uploading to your SCS gallery.

And also, I know that you girls LOVE a bargain, so here's a little fun enabling for you.
Amy has put her remaining Caffinated Cropper card kits on sale for $25/each. 
(while supplies last.)
 Can you say WOW!!?!!
These kits are AMAZING and chock-full of incredibly inspiring goodies...

Pocket Full of Sunshine kit

Birds of a Feather kit

With a Cherry on Top kit

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hip HOp!!!

Hiya there, Unity Peeps!
It is Hip Hop day and I am so excited to be saying that because at long-last (and after 7 VERY LONG weeks!) my stamp room is unpacked and functioning for me!!! 
Creative last!
I will be showing photos soon, but not yet because it is NOT completely decorated yet. ;o)

Speaking of decorating...wanna see this week's project?
I am so excited about this one!
Kat's bedroom and adjoining bathroom in our new house is a cacophony of pinks and purples. 
The bathroom is actually three rooms... a private vanity area for her (painted one of those shades of pink/purple- a very bright one), a public vanity area (a more neutral color), and the two areas are adjoined by the toilet/shower room (also neutral).

I have been trying to tie the three rooms together with the decor without being over the top with the pink/purples in the two rooms that are the more public rooms.
Solution- ART!

This is an art piece using that GORGEOUS new Melody Ross scrapbooking kit, One Precious Life. The piece measures 6x12. (The frame was originally a sports team frame.) What I love about this is that it can stand or hang on the wall for versatility esp. since I haven't decided exactly which I want to do with it.

That dream catcher girl stamp just makes my heart go pitter-pat. I think that I need a piece of art featuring her in every room in the house. ;o)

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co./Melody Ross- One Precious Life scrapbooking kit
*Pink Paislee paper collection
*StazOn Jet black ink pad
*Martha Stewart border punch
*black buttons
*Fiskars scallop border punch

Now you need to hop on over to the ever-talented Tanis' blog

Monday, July 19, 2010

7 weeks and counting...

7 weeks.
7 weeks is how long it has been since we moved into the hotel in Illinois.
7 weeks of living in transition.
7 weeks of suitcases, remodeling, packing and unpacking.
7 weeks of truly exhausting days.
7 weeks of pure moving craziness.
7 weeks.
It's a long time to make excuses for the things that aren't getting done...
dt work.
Kat's bathtime. 
(she has bathed a few times during that 7 weeks just not as regularly as she needs.)
grocery shopping.
hair dying- grey roots BIG time!
dt obligations.
working out.

But this my reality.
My craft room at this very moment...

We are getting there, but after 7 weeks, it just doesn't seem fast enough. 

I am ready to be through.
Through unpacking boxes.
Through painting (no the kitchen isn't quite done yet.)
Through with this transitional phase.

I want my creative time back. 
I want my workout time back.
I want to have the time (and energy) to make something in the kitchen that's healthy AND tastes good.

We're close to being done.
Just have patience with me for a few more days.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Winner and another Unity Sneak...

Blogger lynn said...

sweet card, christi! LOVE the little bugs set!
8:44 AM

Send an email with your mailing address 
and that you won Little Bugs off of my blog.

And have you seen today's sneak peek yet???

Can you just imagine what gorgeous (and easy) Christmas cards that you could make with this stamp?? LOVE IT!

OK FRIENDS...Day #5!! of 15 days of GIVEAWAYS! 
This is what ONE lucky Unity FRIEND & the FRIEND that referred then 
to Unity's FB page will WIN...TODAY! Just look for Jimmi to announce a 
name sometime today or tonight!
& When we get to 5,000 FRIENDS 
TWO of YOU will win a $100 Unity GC!!!
Now SHARE away!
PS: this 
stamp will ...ONLY be available in STORES and will be 

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