Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Stay tuned...................I won't have time to post Day 3 today, so I'm double posting tomorrow.
Gotta finish cleaning since New Year's Eve is at my house and I have many peeps coming over in less than an hour. There are just not enough hours in a day!
Happy & Safe New Year to you all!!!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Unity All Week, Day 2

Here is what I came up with for my second day in a full week of Unity! I altered a small white gift bag and some tissue paper to match. The cupcake, sentiment, flowers, and candles on the tissue paper are all from the Unity kit, Ginormous Sweet Cupcakes. This set is a must have!! And I must mention that this set is another one of Lisa Hetrick's amazing creations. I love her work and I'm sure we will be seeing more art by her at Unity!
I actually used the ribbon for inspiration on this one. I found it while I was cleaning tonight and really wanted to use it. I stamped the cupcake on some designer paper I had that matched the Tango Tangerine SU cardstock and ink I used. I took one of the candles from this kit and stamped on some white tissue paper to make it "match". Added a few rhinestones to make it pop a little - pretty simple! Be back tomorrow with more...........
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Growing In Unity, Day by Day, All Week Long..............Day 1

It's my week............a whole week of Unity Stamps and creations!!!!
I am starting out pretty simply. Things have been so busy these past few weeks and it was nice to sit and stamp tonight, but I felt like keeping it to something quick and easy. Sometimes less is more and the simplest cards turn out quite cute. This is a very basic card using the Spunky Princess Set ,designed by the very talented Lisa Hetrick, for Unity. My niece has a birthday coming up soon and I though this was the perfect set to work with. I used my scallop square punch from Stampin' Up! with SU cardstock in bashful blue, lavender lace, and almost amethyst on whisper white. Added a star and some glitter with some sparkly white ribbon for that "little extra". There you have it!!
Don't forget - leave a comment because I get to pick a winner at the end of the week (there is no Hip Hop this week, so I'll pick on Saturday). That gives you all 5 days to post = more chances to win!
Angela offers up a free Unity single for the blog candy!
Gotta go think up tomorrow's creation, see you then!
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Well, Christmas was a blur! The whole month of December has been actually. I know it is all over now, but I had a couple more Holiday cards to share.
Both cards have some Basic Grey Figgy Pudding designer paper in them.
Above, the snowman is actually from a stamp I got in the $1 bin
at Joann Fabrics earlier this season. I added a little ribbon and some paper pierceing to this one.
Below, the sentiment is from Impress Rubber Stamps again with some poinsettia dew drops I got from them too.
I have so many nice papers and embellishments for the holidays that I never got to use and now we are headed into the New Year.
I might make a few more cards to be more ready for next Christmas than I was for this one, not sure yet......
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Have you seen this???

I was searching the Internet the other night for something and stumbled on this website selling this amazing cabinet. Have you seen this before? I so want one!! If you could see my house and how I have all of my stamps, papers, ink, embellishments, etc. stored, you would totally understand. I have a rather small house and not much room for my hobby supplies. This would totally solve all of my problems. I'm on a mission right now to save some cash to get me one of these units.
Just click on the photo above and it will bring you to the website.
They have a video demo of the product that shows all of what it is about.
Check it out!!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas to All..........

Just wanted to take a minute to thank all the visitors to my blog (I have over 4,600 hits since the end of April - Yay!) and wish everyone a
Happy Holiday
and wonderful New Year!!
Above is a close up of one of the cards, and below is the set. I made these 3x3 gift tag cards the other night with some of the scraps from my SU Ski Slope DSP. I love this stuff!! It's only available until January 18th, so if you are interested in any, let me know. Click on the Holiday Mini Catalog to the right to see all the patterns to this paper set.
Used it with some whisper white on Choclolate Chip and Baja Breeze card bases. The snowflakes are from my Gina K Magic of Christmas set. These snowflakes are some of my favorites. Added a little glitter and used my SU scallop punch - super easy!
This next card was made with my favorite winter sentiment. I got this stamp a few years back at Impress Rubber Stamps. This company is one I discovered a while ago, before I really got into stamping. I bought my first stamps from them. This was one of them. The paper is some Basic Grey Figgy Pudding I picked up. The card base is Baja Breeze and there is some Whisper White and Chocolate Chip in there too. Added one of the small snowflakes from SU Felt Flurries set and some brown organza ribbon for a finishing touch.

Again, I hope you all enjoy the holidays!!
My shopping, baking, and wrapping are all done, and I have the next few days off!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Funky, Flaky, Snowman

Here is a Christmas card I did a few weeks ago, but just now had time
to photograph and upload. We are getting hammered
with snow this weekend, so I've had some time to
catch up and stamp. It's been nice.
For this card I used my Funky Christmas set from Gina K.
Even the snowflake is from the set. I stamped it onto Kraft cardstock and then added some Stickles to the tips of the flakes. (It's hard to see in the photo, but looks really cute IRL)
The snowman is just colored with my colored pencils with some Stickles on his buttons too.
I used a couple of my snowflakes from my SU Little Felt Flurries set
and added the sentiment from my Papertrey Ink set
Mixed Messages . Tied some red raffia ribbon on to finish it off.
Well, off to stamp some more tonight! Thanks for looking!
***P.S. - It pained me to do this, but I had to add a year on to the age under my profile. OUCH! Yes, today was my birthday and I am now 39. Gonna hurt even more next year..........
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Tiny Trinity for HHH

No, I did not drop off the face of the earth!
I've been wrapping up my college classes these past couple of weeks and busy with research papers and finals. They are now complete and
I am happy to report that I got a 4.0 in both of my courses.
Tonight was the first night I've been able to stamp in some time.
This little stamp - Tiny Trinity from Unity - has been
crying out to me since I orderd it a few weeks ago.
Anyhoo, this is the card I came up with for my
Hip Hop Hangover post. Enjoy!!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stampin' Up! Sale!!!

Just a quick post before I head out of town for a couple of
days for some Christmas shopping.........
Stampin' Up! is offering up some real deals right now:
The Retired List is out!! Order anything from me on the list for 10% off from now until Dec. 23rd
Place an order of at least $70 and pay
(runs Dec. 9th - Dec. 23rd only)
That is a huge savings in itself!!
If you arent' spending $70, don't worry, I have an order going
in and we can combine if you are local.
Here are the links to the Retiring Stamps and the list with the
prices at 10% off.
This is a great time to get the things you need in both stamps or supplies -
is a big savings.
Shoot me an email and let me know if you are interested in ordering!!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

I'm still here.......

I am still around, and hope to get back into some stamping very soon!
Right now, I am finishing up my fall semester.
I have been taking 2 classes a semester for the past few years working toward my Bachelor's in Economic Crime Investigation. (One more semester after this!!!)
This time of year I have research papers due and final exams to study for and take, so there is no time to stamp.
I should be done by the end of next week!!!
I did need to post today and say thank you to Lisa for nominating me! I am still pretty new to this stamping and blogging adventure and am honored she thought of little old me!! Thanks Lisa!!

Guidelines for Kreative Blogger Award:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

In turn, I am nominating the following ladies for their talent!!

Check them out!

These ladies are all so wonderful, supportive, and talented!!

2. Cat

5. Lee
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
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