Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I am featured on Unity's blog...

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I am featured on Unity's blog here... :) come check it out! Hugs
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Hello Dear Friend

Hey everyone! I wanted to give you all a little update on Liberty.. She is doing much better.. :) We were having trouble getting her to urinate after her kidney reflex surgery.. but SHE IS PEEING! okay..I know that may not be a big deal to some.. but for us.. it's HUGE :) Thanks for all your thoughts prayers and well wishes..!!
-My card for you today is one that I thought of late last night before I fell asleep.. anyone else do that? Sit in bed and think of creations?:) Okay I am a Unique.. that's okay :)
All my papers are from the Cosmo Cricket collection Salt Air. (I LOVE Cosmo Cricket papers)..and these colors.. :) Cosmo Cricket is having a sketch contest going on right now too.. so I thought I would join in and use these amazing papers! :) Oh if you look at the bottom of the card.. those scallop circles float too :)
For the middle of the card I used my circle punch and made my own scallop center.. I guess you would call it.. The little white dots are .59 cent puffy paint.. (love this stuff.. ) I bent every circle to give it more texture and so it would almost fall like fabric.
The stamp "Hello dear friend" is from Unity's Could I Be Any Cuter set.. LOVE IT! I used my sewing machine and sewed around the card. Bakers twine to tie it up. Using Colorbox Cat Eye dark brown chalk ink, I distressed the card. I used stickles in the middle of the mini May Lilly prima flowers. To stamp the sentiment I used Unity's Burnt Amber ink pad.. Okay I am going to let you all in on a little secret.. shh.. don't tell.. when I was stamping my image I put to much pressure and got the "line" around the sentiment.. I was so bummed.. but knew I didn't want to make another card.. I mean.. who would want to start over right? So I placed some little white puffy paint dots on the "mistake." Who would have guessed that I LOVE how it turned out! Sometimes using our mistakes makes our creations have more interest!
Thanks for stopping by.. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.. HUGS
Cosmo Cricket Sketch Conte
All things unity-anything goes
The Playdate Cafe-color challenge
Kraft-Movie or song (Paul Mccartney Hello)
Little Darlings-Pleats or Ruffles
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Littly boy...

Hey everyone! Well I have to tell you my mom is amazing!! She really is.. after visiting the hospital 3 times yesterday with Liberty.. she thought I needed a "crafty break!" She totally knows that "creative time" for me is the best stress reducer.. So I got to play.. :) I have to tell you I love Unity Stamps. The quality of the stamps are amazing, and the designs ROCK! :) So I grabbed one of my favorites for now.. it's called "in the clouds." I never feel like I have enough boy cards, and I feel like they are so much harder to create then girly cards.. so I wanted to give it a whirl.. :)
All my paper is from Cosmo Cricket collection social club. (I LOVE Cosmo Cricket papers).. they are having a sketch contest going on right now too.. so I thought I would join in! :)
For the "road" in my card I used some teal/blue patterned paper, I pleated it for fun, and some cream twine to make it look like the "lines" of the road :)
I really wanted to give this card textures, so I grabbed my Martha Stewart shredding scissors and made some "grass... I love the patterns that were in this collection and I thought they would be perfect..
I ended up pop dotting the clouds, and adding some paper piercing around the clouds and the whole card for added dimension. Oh I also used Unity burnt amber ink.. it's more of a brown.. and I love the feel it gave the card.. I distressed the heck out of it..:)
Thanks so much for your sweet comments about Liberty.. I am hoping she will be okay now.. :)
HUGS to everyone who leave me comments.. they really make my day! :)
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Cosmo Cricket Sketch Contest
All things unity-anything goes
Friends with Flair (unity)
The Playdate Cafe-color challenge
Some Odd Girl-Paper piecing

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bakers Twine Swap postal

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Hey everyone.. just wanted to let you know.. Liberty is having a few complications with her surgery... so I haven't been crafty lately.. but will be back soon..


IS POSTAL!!!! :)

Thanks to everyone for an amazing swap!!


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Paper Smooches GDT Week 4

I can't believe it is my last week as a GDT member with Paper Smooches Stamps.. I have had so much fun playing with these guys.. Thank you to Kim for giving me the chance to shine on your blog.. :) on to my creation....
Can you believe this simple little card I used 7 stamp sets from Paper Smooches.. I love them.. and this was ton's of fun!
The waves and the dots on the boat came from the Alphadots set. The Sail is made from the banana in the Fruitastic set. That cute little star on the sail is from the hang in there set. I used the surf and turf set for the sentiment, and the wave. The adorable little bird is from the FOLKal points set. The cloud is from the Spiffy Scooters set. The base of the boat is from the Vegtastic set.
I took a piece of wood from a dead branch outside, cut it down to size, and wrapped some twine around it to give it character. :)
Kraft-song inspiration (Sailing by Christopher Cross.. :) the little boat is made from kraft paper..
Sketchy colors-Blue color challenge

I have to tell you this card is so fun, fast, and easy to make.. okay.. all you have to do is ink up your whole Alphadot stamp set (first take off the "hi" from the cling sheet.. lay your paper on top of the stamps and rub.. :) take the "hi" and ink them up in the color you like.. :) and stamp.. add a few embellishments and voila.. :) it's one of my favorites right now.. :)

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Paper pretties-own background paper
VO Stamps-Summertime
Stampin Sisters in Christ-try something new (using alphabet for background)
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Swimming at Lisa Bearnsons house... & a card

Lisa and Liberty..getting ready to get in the water..
Liberty wouldn't go down the slide.. but she wanted to sit at the edge.. :)
Liberty pretending to be sleeping beauty.. (she can only wake up with true loves kiss)

I have to tell you.. We had a blast swimming and hanging out over at my dear, sweet, adorable friend Lisa Bearnsons house.. Lisa is the best.. She and Steve (her husband) are actually my children's "God Parents" if you would. If anything happens to Stefan and I (and my parents can't take the kids) Lisa & Steve are the ones who get them.. Lisa was so excited when I talked to her about it.... She just loves them both.. and the kids get along so well with hers.. anyways.. enough blabbing.. here is a video for our family and friend of us swimming..

Stefan got a new underwater camera.. so they really enjoyed goofing off.. :)
Okay.. here is a crafty post.. This is s SUPER simple card.. i made using paper smooches stamps. I just inked up the whole alphabet... took out the "i" "o" and "u" and inked those up separately.. I also placed a heart instead of an "o" :)
Thanks so much for looking! :) hugs
Lawnscaping-one layered card

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Friday, August 19, 2011

School house ROCKS! :) with Unity :)

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Okay.. does anyone remember that show.. School House Rock?? :) Dating myself right now.. hehe.. Let me first apologize for the bazillion photos. I know I don't usually have that many.. but I thought this project warranted them..
This is a fun School house that I made for my son's 6th grade teacher (for back to school) :).. You know what the coolest part is.. SHE WAS MY 6th GRADE teacher TOO :) He is super excited to go back, and he loves school. I love that he is such a wonderful student... :)
Okay.. :) onto my project and the details.
I used velum for the windows to give it that "real" effect.
The trees here are from a Unity Stamp set.. called "A little playtime" ( I don't have this set, but my friend Susan does.. so she stamped a couple for me.. :) Thanks Susan! ) I so want it.. it's on my "wish list" right now..:) I colored the trees with Copic Markers, and the "door knob" is a little button.
Okay moving on.. The "ABC" on the front of my school house and...
The cool 2 stepped number pattern on the top of the little tower are both from the June 2011 kit at Unity.. Oh and the best part.. is this kit is on sale right now for $20.00 what a steal.. :)
My little school house opens up.. so I can put treats, etc. inside.. :) so I did just that..
Woohoo.. Look at some of the loot.. :)
I used the adorable Just Circles set from unity and made little tags to go on the treat for his teacher.. I found this adorable poem.. and I "fixed" it to work my son's teacher to say the things I wanted to say.. :) I placed each tag with an eyelet and twine on the object.. :) oh and I used copic markers to color the tags as well... I hope she likes it.. Oh I distressed the whole thing too.. :)

Here it is if anyone wants to use it..

Band-Aid:For when things get a little rough.

Life-Savers:Because you are a life saver to so many children.

Marbles:To replace those you might lose from time to time.

Mounds:For the mounds of fun you are going to share this year.

Paper Clip:For when you need help holding things together.

Nuts:To remind you to be a little Nutty sometimes.

Rubber Band:To remember to be flexible.

Starburst:To give you a burst of energy when you need it.

Eraser:To remind you everyone makes mistakes.

Gum:To help the class stick together.

If you are still with me.. THANK YOU!!!!! :) HUGS
Unity-Back to school
Little Darlings-Back to School
Paper Pretties-Back to school
The Paper Variety-Twine (on house and each tag :)
Creative Craft Challenge-anything but a card
Paper Sundaes-Just saying Hi
Creative Inspirations-Back to school
(SVG pattern here)
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

200+ follower CANDY GIVEAWAY!!

Hey everyone! WOOOHOOO!!!!Well I can't believe I have 200+ followers.. I just wanted to take a minuet and say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you.. You all have been so wonderful to comment on my creations, and to inspire me.
Soo I have some blog candy to share with everyone!
This beautiful stamp set by UNITY!! I love it!!
Of course there will be a few rules. :) but they are simple, no worries!
Okay.. so here they are...
1-you must be follower.. this is after all a candy for my followers.. (new and old)
2-Please link this candy to your blog (sidbar is fine)
3-for fun.. (optional) leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite crafty/organizational tip.. :) love reading them..
That's it!
Oh.. and link up using mr. linky.. below
This candy will run until the end of Sept.. to give everyone a chance to see it :) Sept 30th last day to link...
Oh... if you are outside the USA you are welcome to link up.. but please note if you win you will have to pay for your own Shipping.. :) hugs

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Paper Smooches GDT Week 3

Hey everyone!! I can't believe I have been the GDT member for paper smooches for 3 weeks already. I want to thank everyone who comes to see my creations each week.. It really means a lot to me.
Okay onto this weeks creation. I used 8, yes 8 Paper Smooches sets. Let's see, the details.. well I used the tv for the soapboxes, I stamped them on Kraft cardstock then used my copic markers to shad them, the "i" for the # sign, to make the number 8 on the soapbox I used the scooter light, for the wheels I used the double circle from the sugar rush set. Oh for the number 11 I used the long rectangle.

for the rest of the card, I think you can see where I used what image.. oh the dotted road is from the Alphadot set :)
Paper Sundaes-just say hi
Stampalot-whatever you fancy
The Kraft Challenge-Anything goes (kraft for the sign, and soapboxes)
This is just a simple fun card.. I really wanted the peach to pop off the card.. I hope it does :) Thanks everyone for looking :) HUGS

Less is more-one layer card
Lawnscaping-one layer card
HOoked on Crafts-anything you can eat
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