{3.14.12} lucky me…

I don’t regularly make St. Patrick’s Day cards.
But, I’ve had this idea in my head since the Unity Lucky to Have You kit came out.  So, with a little push from the CREATE: Blog challenge and the Bit o’ Green challenge at Simon Says Stamp, it was time to get it done.

I am in love with my new paper from My Mind’s Eye – On the Bright Side 2.  There are some awesome patterns in there.  I picked out my greens for the heart clover and just had to pair it with the orange wood grain.  I think it turned out to be one fabby, guy-friendly, LUCKY card.

{2.27.2012} smile…

Oh Monday…

  Seriously… Monday again.  It comes so fast.  I was a busy little crafting bee this weekend.  THURSDAY is going to be BIG!  I have 3 posts going up that day.  Gotta love the first of the month.  But for today, I have this sweet little card to share.

My hubby asked me if I had any little birthday cards on Friday.  Me… have birthday cards.  OF COURSE… not.  I’m out.  ACK.  I have some for guys, but lacking in the ladies department.  This sweet card is for one of his co-workers.  Hope she likes it.

I have new paper!  That really makes me giddy.  Heehee.  The CREATE: blog challenge this week is based on quilt inspired cards.  I have always wanted to do this block and zig zag combo, but never attempted it.  Not SEW easy {ha, I am so funny}.  I started out with a 4×4 block of cardstock with 12 – 1″ blocks around the border.  Ok, now how to sew this???  I just went for it and zig zagged like crazy starting around the outside edge and then straight across till all the blocks had stitching.  You should see the crazy mess of thread behind that block!  So not pretty!

Simon Says Stamp also has a challenge this week to use 3 different papers.  Check!  Did I mention I have new paper???  Oh, yes.  I believe I did.  I used different patterns from the This & That Graceful 6×6 paper pad.

I had such a fabulous weekend, it CAN’T be Monday already.
Time to get back to the GRIND.
Hope this card starts your week off with a smile.

Other: cardstock {Bazzill Basics}, thread and sewing machine

{2.14.2012} happy love day…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you enjoy Valentine’s Day.  The hubs and I are not big celebrators.  Everyday is Valentine’s Day in our house.  But we will be going out to dinner.  So this card, my bloggie friends, is for you!  I puffy you and wish you a lovely day.

  I am playing with some Print Candee digitals today.  Stretching my digital legs so to speak.  All the images are from the current Print Candee Exclusive kit – LOVE BIRDS.  I love all the colors and great cute images.

I’m sending this one into the Create: Blog! card challenge for this week too.  I always forget about ribbon tabs.  It is a great simple little accent.

I am also submitting to the Simon Says Stamp challenge since the theme is
Love is in the Air!

{11.24.11} so thankful…

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you didn’t start at the beginning of the Unity hop, make sure you head over to the Unity blog for all the deets.  Always lots to see and I love it when Angela kicks off our hops.

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving the US.  I probably say this every year, but this is my favorite holiday.  It is not about gifts, it is not about bunnies or candy.  It is about being thankful for the blessings in your life.  It is about spending time with your loved ones and sharing some amazing food and stories.  Maybe playing a little football or relaxing while you watch others play.  I am so very thankful for many things that have happened this year and for the memories I will always have.

And even more so for the one being delivered tomorrow… my new fridge.  Ha, just kidding.  But seriously, what a blessing and stress reliever it will be!

I am incredibly thankful to be apart of the Unity Stamp Company design team.  The opportunities and blessings this company has given me are endless.  I’m so happy to share this day with my Unity family as well.

I’m using the Give Thanks and Generations stamps sets for this card.  Seemed fitting.  These sets are just perfect for the blessed feeling I was going for.

And, I am so very THANKFUL for all of you… my friends.  I never knew the wonderful friendships I would find when I started this blogging and card making adventure.  For that, I give thanks.  Hugs to all of you.

Happy Thanksgivings
to my stateside friends.

That is all from me, off you go to Maren’s blog!!!!

Psst… I almost forgot the CREATE: blog challenge called for Thanksgiving cards this week.  Hope on over to the blog to see all the beautiful cards.

{10.17.2011} Unity Stamp Company & Spellbinders 2-Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Beth Pingry’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can’t think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS get together with the rockstars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can’t wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps! Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will ALSO have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won! (winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

I’m using the fabulous Ornate Artisan Stackers stamps and dies today.

And in honor of the hop, Unity has placed all of the Samantha Walker matching stamps on sale!!!  Make sure you visit the WEBSITE HERE to see them all.

Get ready for a TON of pictures.
I’ll try to keep it short as there is LOTS to see today.

Hello lovelies.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE these stamps and the fact that it has matching dies… CRAZY awesome.  I created this fun cutout card and matching bookmark/gift tag.

This sweet 4 x 4.25 card is covered in lovely stamped goodness.  I’m also using some stamps from Cuckoo Clocks as well.  The die cut really made the cut out super easy to create and the matching stamp just fits perfectly on the inside.  I then layered die cuts and stamps to create a super cute birthday card.
{ETA: since there is so much interest, watch for a video soon on how to create this cutout card.}

This little belly band keeps it all closed and once removed you get the grand reveal.

Super fun right?

I wanted to include a little bookmark keepsake for a friend.  It could easily be turned into a little gift tag with the addition of a ribbon.  These stamps are amazing… how they layer together and create so many different combinations.  Then the dies make cutting so easy.


Now please head over to Kazan Clark’s blog.

In case you get lost along the way, please visit the Unity Stamp Company blog for a list of all the blogs in today’s blog hop!