Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday Sketch - New Authentique

Yesterday I was on the last stretch of listening to an audiobook (that's how I read while I craft) so I was stamping just for the heck of it. I pulled out one of Unity Stamp Company's new stamps, Today is The Day, from Authentique.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co Authentique Today is the Day
*Authentique paper collection
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Websters Pages ribbon rose
*Prima bling

I used this week's Sunday Sketch challenge to create the layout of the card.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stamp of the Week--LOVE this bicycle!!

It's Sunday, which means that there is an all-new Stamp of the Week available at Unity Stamp Co!
I adore this bicycle stamp and sentiment!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp of the Week, Me and You (week #4)
*Crate Paper paper collection
*kraft paper
*glimmer mists
*Fiskars border punch
*Martha Stewart doily punch

Only $5.79 (which includes shipping) and only available for this week!
Next Sunday, there will be another brand new Stamp of the Week to share!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pretty in Pink....New Unity CHA releases!

The Design Team have all been lucky enough to get to play with the new Unity Stamp Co. CHA releases. As I look over the projects that I have made in the last week, I noticed an interesting trend...I think that I have a slight obsession with using kraft and pink....

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Authentique Play in the Sun
*Unity Stamp Co. Authentique everyday, EVERYWHERE
*Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch
*Nestabilities Lacey circle
*heart doily
*Fiskars border punches
*flat back pearls
*MME paper collection


Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co Simple Stories Simple Peace, Love, Happy
*Nestabilities Labels die
*corner rounder
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Reflections bling swirls
*Prima bling rosettes
*old Target paper line
 *Pink frame from Hobby Lobby


Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bisque Soup
*Marvy Uchida Oval punches
*Nestabilities Labels die
*Reflections bling
*old Target paper line
*Fiskars border punch

Friday, January 27, 2012

Playing with some Unity Echo Park....

Good morning!! 
I just realized that I have all these posts stored on my blog that haven't been published yet, so thought that I would post a new card for today.

This was a simple little card that I made yesterday using one of the new Unity Stamp Co. Echo Park stamps...

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Echo Park Remember This Bicycle
*MME paper collection
*Martha Stewart doily punch
*Nestabilities Labels die
*Maya Road frame
*Glimmer mists
*MM polkadot sticker

I love this little stamp and it's only $1.79. You can't pass up that kind of bargain!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Unity Stamp of the Week #3

 It's time for a new Unity Stamp of the Week!
Have you signed up yet???
At only $5.79 (which already includes shipping) you can't pass up on this wonderful deal!!!

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp of the Week #3
*Pink Paislee papers
*Crate Paper paper
*K&Co. tag
*shipping tag
*martha stewart doily circle punch
*Nestabilities labels die
*flower brads
*corner rounder

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Writing on Wednesday...on FRIDAY!

I'm sorry! Wednesday was absolutely MANIC this week with everything that I was trying to get done. As a result, something had to give. It ended up being this blog post (and about a half dozen other things...hehe!)

So, here I am on Friday, posting about my writing...and just let me shout it from the rooftops...
Operation: Endgame is COMPLETE!!!

And this is what my compete book looks like....

Wednesday was also my writers' meeting. This week, we had a thirty minute writing challenge using the prompt...through an open window. Below is what I wrote in my 30 minutes...

Through the Window
by Christi Snow

She was going to go to hell. As Emily watched the gorgeous hunk furtively over her cup of coffee, she knew it as easily as she knew that her hair was brown. She was going to hell. It wasn’t right for her to sit her day after day and drool over this gorgeous, luscious piece of man-candy. But as she watched him climb the ladder through the glass-paned windows to reach something just out of his reach, she could see all those amazing muscles flex and contract, and just couldn’t find it in herself to worry about her eventual damnation. The view right now made it all worth it.

When she moved to the city three months ago, she had no idea that a simple storefront would mean the fall of her eternal soul. She’d discovered this little quaint street purely by accident. With its cobblestone streets and chic little boutiques, it was like entering a feminine nirvana. She’d been drawn into the cozy little street-side coffee shop that looked like it belonged on a Paris corner by the lure of aromatic coffees, but it was the view that kept her coming back…day after day.

See, this quaint little coffee shop was right across the street from a flower shop. A flower shop with old oak glass-paned bay windows which led to the perfect view…of him. The side of beefcake that invaded her dreams, both day and night. He had dark wavy hair, trimmed short on the sides. It was a little longer on top and was always falling across his face so that he ran his hands through it constantly to get it out of his way. He wore wire-rimmed glasses that gave him a geeky hunk look that was so seductive. She’d never been close enough to tell for sure, but she would bet good money that they hid vibrant blue eyes. Then there was his body. The guy was fit. He tended to wear jeans to the store, topped off by button down shirts rolled up at the cuffs. Today he wore a black vest over that shirt that simply made her heart go pitter-pat.

Quite simply put, he was the devil incarnate. Having just moved here, Emily hadn’t made any friends yet. She worked really long stressful hours trying to prove herself at the architecture firm where she was filling in temporarily for an associate who’d had to take personal time for a family matter. It was a temporary job, but an incredible opportunity to break into a highly competitive field where there weren’t many job opportunities for someone without a reputation yet. She wasn’t here to play. She was here to make a name for herself. As a result, this was the one simply joy that she allowed herself…her nightly gawking through the windows across the street.

It really was too bad he was gay.

These are my words so you are not allowed to copy, alter, or re-print them anywhere else without my permission. ;o)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hip Hop & New Beginning Challenge...

Hello, Unity Peeps!
It's Hip Hop TIME!!!

This week, we have an extra little theme...Pinterest inspired!
Have you joined the pinterest bandwagon yet??
OMG, do join! It's so much fun!!!

So this week, some of us are sharing some Pinterest inspired art. 
Here's my card...

And here's the Pinterest photo that inspired it...

Pinterest Inspired photo found HERE.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Live What You Love
*Crate Paper  (newsprint)
*MME (blue floral)
*MM chipboard clock
*Nestabilities Labels and Lacey circles
*Martha Stewart circle punch
*Fiskars border punch
*StazOn Jet black inkpad
*watercolor pencils
*corner rounder

Then our challenge which started the 15th had a theme of "New Beginnings."
I found this Echo Park stamp in my un-inked pile and thought that the sentiment for a New Day fit the theme well, and created this card...

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. All Smiles Itty (butterfly)
*Unity Stamp Co. Smile! (only $1.79...Wow)
*Martha Stewart border punch
*various papers
*MM chipboard clocks
*Nestabilities labels die
*StazOn jet black ink
*watercolor pencils
*MME twine

Now you need to hop on over to ***Jimmi's Fantastic Blog***

Monday, January 16, 2012

Playing with my Unity....

Hi, everyone! I'm over on the Unity blog today...

I have a quick card to share using the new Unity Kit of the Month, Heart and Soul.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Heart & Soul
*StazOn Jet black ink pad
*Melody Ross paper collection
*watercolor pencils
*Martha Stewart border punch
*Nestabilities labels die
*corner rounder

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this card....

I hope that everyone's having a great day!!

BTW, did you see this week's Stamp of the Week??
Only $5.79 (which already includes shipping) and it's only available for one week!!

Here's a fun little card that I created using it...
Supplies used:
*Spellbinders die
*Crate Paper patterned paper
*Martha Stewart border punch
*watercolor pencils

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writing on Wednesday-The first time...

I did it.
Yesterday, for the first time ever...

I wrote "writer" under occupation.
That may not seem like that big of a deal, but for me, it was huge.
Yes, I had my reasons.
It was an optometry appointment.
I figured the fact that I look at a computer screen or printed page ALL DAY LONG 
might affect how they look at my eyes and the way that I use them.
It also meant that there was discussion about it. 
I had to actually talk about my book with strangers yesterday. 
That was odd. ;o)

So, the book.
Where am I at?
Honestly, I am stuck.

So, I spent ALL DAY yesterday re-reading my book.
Did you know that it takes FOREVER to re-read your own work?
Geez, after about 7 hours reading yesterday, I finally stopped.
And I still haven't finished it.
It's not that long...don't worry.
It just takes so much longer to read and proof your own work.

Today, I plan to finish reading those last few pages. 
It's so close...
I just need to FINISH!

Re-reading it?
I have NO IDEA if this book is even readable.
It seems okay when I read it, 
but I think that I am too close to it. 
I can't see the problems with it.
I need others to read it.
I know that you all are waiting and willing.
I promise!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Simple Stories Year-o-graphy

Scrapbook Steals is a website that Unity Stamp Co. is working closely with to provide some exclusive little kits.
Today, they have a FABULOUS deal using some of the Simple Stories Year-o-graphy kits.
I played with these stamps a bit and made a couple of cards for their site.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Calendar Kit
*Unity Stamp Co. Month Names - large
*Nestabilities labels die
*The Paper Studio paper
*watercolor pencils
*Colorbox Red ink


Suplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. mini months
*Unity Stamp Co. Best Day
*Collage Press paper collection
*Pink Paislee paper (calendar)
*The Paper Studio paper (b&w polka)
*StazOn jet black
*Fancy Pants pins
*Fiskars border punch

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