{7.25.2011}

Hi there…

I’m excited to share another ‘sunny’ Hero Arts card today.  I’m using the ‘everyday sayings’ stamp set with ‘the line‘ digital kit.

Ahhhh, a pure and simple card.

Something about the simpleness just makes me happy.
And I hope it brings happiness to you today as well.

I drew from quite a few challenges for this card as well, here they are:
Hero Arts Challenge {summer theme}
Play Date Cafe Challenge {black and white with a splash of color}
Lily Pad Cards Challenge {Lucy’s sketch}
Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World {inspired by the black and yellow}

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: everyday sayings stamp set with the line {hero arts}
digital paper: springtime collection {echo park}

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{7.19.2011} sweet tuesday

Sweet Treats

A few challenges inspired this Unity card today!

The CAS-ual Friday challenge is to create a sweet treat card.  That is all I needed to get inspired to use this month’s kit of the month from Unity… better together.  Plus, the Wee Memories challenge for this week is to create a clean and simple card.  Easy peasy for this CAS girl.  You still have time if you want to play along with these challenges too.  And for giggles, I am throwing this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge as anything goes for that one.

I have a few more posts coming up this week for Hip Hop Thursday and Friends with Flair Friday.  So I’ll see you again soon.

stamps: better together {Unity}
patterned paper: little girl and little boy collections {Echo Park}
die cuts & punches: Corner Chomper
other: white gel pen {Uni-Ball}

{7.11.2011}

Happy Monday!

I’m just going to jump right on in and get to the goods.

Sigh, I love new paper.  While the MME Lost & Found line has been out for a while, I am just getting to play with them.  I got a smokin’ deal on four 6×6 pads from ScrapAce recently.

And this is where my clean and graphic style won’t let me be 100% shabby chic.  Ha.  The papers scream shabby, but somehow I turn them into a graphic card.  But I like it that way.  LOVE those shoes and saying from the to the moon & back Unity stamp set.  I keep going back to this kit of the month OVER and OVER again.  It is a definite must have.

I decided to play in the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  This is stamping at its simplest, but I love the repeated pattern of the shoes.  Hope you do too.

stamps: to the moon & back {Unity}
patterned paper: Lost & Found – Market Street {My Mind’s Eye}
ink: Versafine black {Tsukineko}
die cuts & punches: scallop sentiments border punch {Fiskars}
other: black twine {The Twinery}, crochet trim {Offray}

{6.23.2011} hip hoppin’ with Unity

LOVE UNITY!

As most of you know, it is Hip Hop day for Unity.  Woo hoo!  If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to jump on over to the Unity blog.  Angela has lots of FUN news for you today.  New release, BIG BIG sale… lots of Unity goodness opportunities.

Yummy right!

Today, I’m…

all smiles

I have another thank you card to share all made from this kit of the month.  I’m in love with the dark brown, kraft and green combo.  So I went with some kraft cardstock and then embossed the butterfly stamp with clear embossing powder.  I wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I then embossed the postage stamp over it in dark brown.  Yippee, it worked out perfectly.

I stamped the sending thanks sentiment in green.  Yum.  The little butterfly and twine finished everything off.

I {} comments…

I love to give them as much as I love to receive them.  I have to admit, I got frustrated with trying to find the perfect system to follow feeds and to leave comments.  People would get lost in the mess and it takes so much time to open up each blog to leave comments that I got a little lazy.  But I’m super EXCITED to find the PERFECT blog reader for me and it is so easy to follow everyone and to leave comments.  You might have noticed me out and about again.  Were you wondering, where the heck did she come from?  Ha.  I’ve been following you all along and now I get to let you know how much I love your stuff all the time!  So, if you want me to add you to my list to visit, just leave me a comment.

I’ll be back tomorrow for FWF Friday using one of the super cute sets on sale.

You are off to Maren’s fabulous blog next!!!!

stamps: all smiles {unity stamp company}
patterned paper: sweet threads {basic grey}
die cuts & punches: 3 butterfly punch {martha stewart}
ink: green {colorbox}
other: clear and dark brown embossing powder, honeydew twine {the twinery)

{6.18.2011}

Heartfelt Thanks

Playing with some more of my fave Unity stamps today!  I’m still working on some thank you cards with the super cute Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup.

Have you seen this fantastic Moxie Fab Trigger yet???
I love the bright rainbow of colors.  Once I saw this background paper in the Stella Rose Gertie paper pad I just knew it was perfect for this challenge!!!

Pretty much the colors inspired my card as well as the little bit of stitching.  Now that I think about it, the butterflies are from the Watermelon Gazpacho Soup stamp set.  But they matched so well I almost forgot.  Ha.

stamps: Dutch Mustard Soup, Watermelon Gazpacho Soup {unity stamp company}
cardstock: georgia pacific, bazzill basics paper
patterned paper: Stella Rose Gertie, Fine and Dandy {My Mind’s Eye}
ink: unity stamp company, colorbox
die cuts & punches: Corner Chomper

{6.15.2011} a new Unity challenge

Time for a new Unity challenge!!!

This month’s theme is sun and fun! To me, the summer sun means it is time for ICE CREAM!!! Yum.

I am using the new June kit of the month. If you haven’t signed up for the monthly membership, you can check out all the fabulous details HERE.

I brought out my Sweet Threads Basic Grey paper again. There was a perfect patterned paper in there that reminded me of sherbert. Perfect for that ice cream cone stamp.

Check out all the deets for the June Unity challenge HERE.

stamps: june kom {Unity}
patterned paper: sweet threads {Basic Grey}
die cuts & punches: real estate sign, round binder edge {ek success}
other: rhinestones {kaisercraft}, white gel pen {Uni-ball}, sewing machine

{6.10.2011} for you

T.G.I.F!!!
Yay for two of my favorite things…
FRIDAY and UNITY stamps!!!

I shared some co-brand love on the Unity blog today.
Echo Park
With Love to be exact!
And thought I would share here as well.

The bicycle and the frame are two of my MOST favorite stamps from this set.  I couldn’t wait to ink it up.  I used the postage stamps and bicycle to make a birthday card for my father in law.

He turned a young 75 this year and we flew to Miami to surprise him last week for his birthday.  We were hiding in the other room when my husband called him up on the phone to wish him a happy birthday from “Arizona”.  You should have seen the confusion and happiness on his face when his son walked into the room while they were still on the phone!!!  Then there were lots of hugs, laughter and tears.

Oh, and CAKE of course!!!

My FIL loved his card and said the bicycle reminded him of when he was young boy.   That made both of us smile.
I stamped the postage stamps with Versamark ink and the bicycle with dark brown ink.  I paired it with the “for you” saying from When I am With you.  Just a super clean and simple card.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday and
have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

stamps: With Love, When I am With you {unity stamp company}
ink: Versamark; dark brown {colorbox}
die cuts & punches: Corner Chomper, tag {ek success}
other: honeydew baker’s twine {the twinery}