Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Changes are coming!

Hello everyone out there in blogland. 
What has happened with this blog?!? 
I know, I have been neglecting it horribly, but that is about to change. 
Next week, I will be implementing some changes here. 
*A new weekly schedule so that I have to post more regularly.
*Going back to other things on here...not just crafty posts
*more family, more photography, more writing.

I am still sorting through the details, but just know, I am not ignoring this blog on purpose. I have just gotten really busy with my book review blog, but I vow right now to also make this blog a priority!

Now, how about a crafty share? 
Here's a card that I made recently using some Unity Stamp Co. rubber...
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. On the Bright Side itty bitty
*Basic Grey paper collection
*Prima flowers
*Amer. Crafts brads
*Martha Stewart chunky glitter
*Fiskars border punch
*Nestabilities Die cuts

Be back Thursday for some fabulous Unity Hip Hopping and the Kit of the Month reveal for September!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Unity featuring Vintage Street

Hip Hop!!!
This week and next week the Unity Stamp Co. DT and the Vintage Street Market gals are teaming up to feature each other's products. Vintage Street Market have some GORGEOUS products!!! You can check out their blog HERE.

I received their Dimestore Vogue kit to use on my projects. The cool thing about these papers is that they are wrapping paper sized so they would be wonderful for mixed media projects where you need bigger pieces of paper. For my cards though, I simply cut those sheets into their 12x12 square (each sheet yields 6 pieces) and used them just like I would any normal 12x12 patterned paper.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. August kom, What I know
*Fiskars border punch
*Nestabilities labels die
*CTMH grey wool ink
*StazOn jet black ink

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. April kom, Small things matter most
*Nestabilities labels die 
*Jenny Bowlin buttons
*Palette burnt umber ink pad

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

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School Challenge

It's the 15th of the month which means that it's Challenge Time over at Unity Stamp Co!!

This month's challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL!!

Here is my card that I made for this challenge...
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co Smarty Pants
*October Afternoon paper collection
*Nestabilities frame die
*CTMH grey wool ink
*StazOn jet black ink
*medium brads
*Stampin up paper edge punch
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Tacky Tape
*Melissa Frances fine glitter

Be sure to join the challenge
You can win 100 random stamps and a FREE KIT of your choice!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

41 goals...

Hi everyone!!!
Today I am doing the Unity Stamp Company co-brand post on the Unity blog.

When I realized that it was going to be posting on my 41st birthday, I decided to do an art piece documenting my goals for the next year.

There are close up pictures of the art piece on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.

Here are the goals listed on there:
  1. write two books
  2. participate in National Novel Writing Month
  3. Writing Wednesday every week
  4. 125 blog posts on Altered
  5. create girls’ Christmas presents
  6. find social outlet in San Angelo
  7. participate in readers event
  8. trip to Lubbock
  9. one audio book/month
  10. exercise 4 times/week
  11. maintain 140-145 lbs
  12. teach Kat her alphabet
  13. pay cash for car
  14. 500 followers on Smitten
  15. Smitten Picks giveaways every month
  16. read Hunger Games trilogy
  17. crepes once a month!
  18. learn to cook with tofu
  19. find 5 hikes in Texas
  20. visit Sonora caves
  21. take family to Ft. Davis area
  22. visit Austin
  23. tent camping with Kat
  24. Autumn Challenge
  25. Spring Challenge
  26. Learn more artistic photography
  27. write 25,000 word novella
  28. get back to scrapbooking
  29. romantic weekend trip with Ben
  30. make a bag
  31. learn basic gimp skills
  32. rework Smitten design
  33. learn blog design
  34. regularly upload to 2 Peas
  35. regularly upload to Splitcoast
  36. regularly upload to Amazon
  37. read 6 non-fiction books
  38. clear out extra books
  39. clean out paper closet
  40. 6 author interviews
  41. be more responsible with my time
I plan to hang this above my new sitting area in my newly redecorated stamp room...

And a few other photos of the stamp room in case you didn't see them on Facebook last week....

Most of my stamps are stored in the white cubes above and below. If you click on the photos, you should be able to see what all is in them in better detail.

And you knew there had to be book storage there somewhere right? These shelves are all 2 books deep. The bottom shelf is my To-Be-Read pile. *eeks*

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hip Hop- Remodeling the stamp room....

Hello to my Unity Peeps!!  

Do you know how your creative space gets so out of control 
and messy that you simply can't create anymore?!? 
Mine has been that way for about 2 months now 
and I finally got fed up and 

It is still in complete disarray, 
but after clearing out half the room to make it a sitting area, 
I am on my way to a new 

I am so relieved and excited.

But, in the meantime, the piles are still all-encompassing so no new stamping for me.
Luckily, I still have some things on here that I made a while ago that I never shared, so I will share them with you today. And next week, maybe I will have my new space to share with you...
*Unity Stamp Co Adventurous Itty Bitty

*Unity Stamp Co. Just a Note Itty Bitty

Did you hear?? Oh My Crafts has their ENTIRE Unity Stamp Co inventory 40% off!?!

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

Monday, August 01, 2011

August kit of the month!

It's August 1st and that means that Unity Stamp Co. has a new kit of the month and a new sketch challenge for the month!!

Here is my card that I created this month using both the kit and the sketch...

Here's this months sketch...

The rules for the challenge are:
1. Take out ANY Unity Kit of the Month and make a card or other stamped project based on the sketch above.
2. Please only use Kit of the Month stamps on your card.
3. You may combine Unity challenges.

The winner will receive ANY Kit of the Month of their choice for FREE plus 100 randomly chosen Unity Stamp Company stamps!

Upload your card for the challenge on the Unity Stamp Co. blog- Sketch Challenge section.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. August KOM- What I Know
*Basic Grey paper collection
*Melissa Frances rick rack
*Nestabilities Lacey circle die
*Marvy Uchida oval punches
*watercolor pencils

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