Friday, December 26, 2008

No picture, but I wanted to share my goodies!!

My husband got me a Cuttlebug and 15 embossing folders!!!  My brother got me a Mickey Mouse die cut for the cb as well.

My mom got me the November and December Kits of the Month from Unity Stamp Co.  

I got 3 Cosmo Cricket Paper Packs, Jack's World, Cogsmo, and Honey Pie

Some G studio, Sassafras and Cosmo Cricket Stamps. 

A tote*ally cool organization tote 

and some cute sparkly die cuts from making memories and random ribbons

Now, what to make??? :)

What goodies did Santa bring you? 

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Cheer

I thought I would share one of the layouts I sent in for the Unity DT spot.  I used Unity stamps and Tinkering Ink Yuletide paper.  The photo was taken in Ridgefield, Washington when we went to find our perfect Christmas tree. 

May you all be some place warm and cozy enjoying the company of loved ones. Merry Christmas.   

Friday, December 19, 2008


Happy Friday everyone!  Are you ready for Christmas? It's less than a week away now.  Yesterday was the last Unity hip hop of the year (wow, almost 2009)!  Fun times and lots of prizes.  Visit the UNITY BLOG to see all the great deals (there is a 50% off section!) and the list of other ladies with Unity posts today.  Also visit the HIP HOP forum on SCS for some friendly Friday chatting. :)

Here is the card I have to share.  It was actually for the Unity Wednesday Challenge, but I didn't get around to posting it yet.  The Challenge was to make a monochromatic card, with the color of your choice.  I went with Green.  I used Unity's Giggle Grove and Eco Chic stamp kits along with some yummy Cosmo Cricket paper to complete my card.  Hope you like, and I also hope you do your part to GO GREEN! 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Friday

Well, I don't have a hip hop hangover, as I didn't get to hop much at all yesterday, but I do have a Unity project to share.   I've been working on layouts for the Unity DT call, you can see the deets HERE, and am really hoping to make the team.  While I don't want to post my layouts just yet, I did want to leave you with a little something.  I made some quick and easy Christmas decor with an empty Starbucks bottle, a Unity stamp from Bitty Christmas, paper, ribbon, cranberries and candles.  A special thanks to Tanis for sending me some punched scalloped circles in the mail! :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Yep, I eat dinner here.....

This is what happens after a night of tag making with friends!  Ok, not really, they offered to help clean, I said no, and then continued to make the mess grow the next day.  I really need a crafting room so that I don't need to "make room" to eat dinner.  Oh well, we do have a back up table, but someone is taking after mom too much! lol

Here are some of the tags I made......

We mainly used Unity Bitty Christmas, CTMH Ho Ho Ho, and some  Studio g  stamps for these tags.  If you want specifics on something, please message me.  My favorite tag has to be the one I made from a Unity gingerbread house my daughter colored.  She said she colored it for daddy, so I trimmed it and used it as a gift tag for him from her and her sister. 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A quick card...

I have so much to do, but had to sit down and make time to do a quick card.  Kerbear on SCS was nice enough to mail out some Odd Bird Planet images to me and some other girls for a challenge and this is my card.  Pretty basic, but I like it!  These little gnomes are so cute.  The paper is from DCWV Christmas Glitter Matstack, it has lots of glitterific paper! 

ok, off to clean my house a bit...

OH, don't forget to go to the ODD BIRD PLANET WEBPAGE to order some cute stamps of your own :)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

I was tagged by Sara , thanks Sara!  Be sure to check out her blog :)

1) I am a Disney's Alice in Wonderland Collector, love it all!

2) I really want a Weimaraner, but don't want any more pets! lol

3) I was adopted

4) I love sushi, but not really a fish fan

5) If I could I would live on carbs and carbs alone (ok maybe cheese and chocolate too)

6) My daughters have the same initials, ABC

7) I got married at 18 

ok, now to find 7 people to tag

Have fun! 

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gingerbread House Pics

Here are a few pics from last nights fun.  :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone

Hope you all have a warm and welcoming place to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday.  I'm at my MIL for most of the weekend, I brought some stamping stuff, but we will see what I get accomplished.  My dd did make a gingerbread house last night and I will have to post a couple of those pics later today.  

I also wanted to post there are a few things going on at Unity for the weekend.

Go to the unity blog for all the details, but I will do a quick breakdown too.

1) They are selling a super cute kit for a great price, but the best part is HALF the proceeds go to a great cause.  

2) There are of course super hip hop deals :)

3) It's referrer a friend weekend.  So if you are my friend and want to order, now is the time.  

Monday, November 24, 2008

A gift and a Reminder...

First the reminder....

HIP HOP IS ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK!  So come and join the fun a day early on SCS and the Unity Blog  hop.

OK, so I'm not sure if my sister in law, CHERYL, reads my blog, but if you do...SKIP THIS POST.  You will be getting this in the mail for Christmas, so if you want it to be a surprise, don't look.

I bought a Cosmo Cricket Black Box and altered it a bit with some fun Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine DP.  The little duck and word bubble are also Cosmo black board, but the leaves are Basic Grey chip board.  It's kinda hard to tell in this pic, but I had to sew a little pin cushion to fit into the cut out of the box, as I hope Cheryl can use this for some of her sewing supplies.  I'm not quite sure how I'm going to cover it up on the inside of the box, since it's a little bulky for paper.  I  guess maybe fabric or just send it how it is, not sure yet.

Friday, November 21, 2008


It's HHH again today and here is a quick post of the card I did for the Square Challenge on the Hip Hop Forum last night.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the card uploaded yesterday, whoops! My two year old won her pool party prize on her potty chart, so we spend the evening at the indoor pool and watching Kung Fu Panda (thanks V!!).  

I used lots of left over scraps to make this card, some Tinkering Ink Yuletide squares I had cut for my Christmas cards and then the leftover cardstock from the holiday card I made for the Think Snow Challenge as well.  The cute little reindeer is from Unity's Bitty Christmas Tags.  

Be sure to go to the Unity Blog today to see all the other Unity Friends with a hip hop hangover!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


It's hip hop thursday! HAPPY DAY!  

Start here at the Unity Blog  to see the amazing  offers and new stamps this week. Then keep reading to start on the blog hop and view all the beautiful DT work, don't forget the blog candy at the end! 

After you finished ALL that (it takes awhile) join us on  SCS for more fun, challenges and giveaways!

Here is my card for the Think Snow Challenge and a close up to see the actual snow part! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Where does time go???

I think after Halloween, even though we fall back and gain an hour, somehow the days are shorter.  I don't know where time goes or what I do with it, but it seems there is so much to do and no time to do it.  Sorry it has been so long since my last posting.  

I have a few things to show you.....

I mailed off one of my  bookmarks and made this quick card to send it on with matching Sassafras Sunshine Lollipops paper.

I have also been working on more bookmarks and thought I would show it to you in a book this time.  I had someone post a comment asking me how they worked, so here it is.  P.S. I love Ms. Pacman!  I can post the actually bookmark later if anyone would like to see a bigger pic of it.

Lastly, here is one of the 40 Christmas cards I was making this past week.  They all look similar but have different squares of Tinkering Ink Yuletide Paper (thank you Unity and Tinkering Ink).  The little ginger bread man is a CTMH stamp.  These cards are going out to friends and family as soon as I get a picture of the family taken and printed to send with them.  I wanted to make something that would be FLAT (no brads, ribbon, buttons) so that it wouldn't cost extra to mail out.  It's not my favorite card, but I'm happy with it as a massed produced product.  I will be making other Christmas cards for friends and family that I will be seeing or sending a package too, so they will get some embellishments on theirs.  I'm actually in the middle of one now, but had to get a post up, it was killing me to be so far being on my blog.  I also want to be able to play during HIP HOP Thursday tomorrow, so hopefully I will have a post up for you then!  

Saturday, November 8, 2008

3 More Bookmarks

Here are three bookmarks I made this weekend.  Two of which match the card I made the other day, using Unity's Hey Chick and Cosmo Cricket DP. (the fronts looked very similar, so I only posted one of them  The third one is made with the goodies that Gina sent me in the mail the other day, and I think it's so cute.  ( I hope Gina does too)

I'm off to do some SHOPPING in a big CITY tomorrow!  HAPPY DAY! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008


So in Astoria, there aren't too many options for stamping and craft shopping.  I moved away from a city in CA, that just opened a HUGE paper crafting store called Green Tangerines (Green T for the cool kids, they have a blog and looks like ONLINE SHOPPING SOON!). Luckily for me, my bestest friend GINA, still lives there (in CA, not the paper store, ok maybe at the paper store some weeks) and sends me WONDERFUL things in the mail.  Sometimes I ask her to look for certain items and sometimes she just surprises me.  Well today, I was just expecting a small 6x6 Sassafras paper pack and  I got these cute Sassafras stamps to go with it!

WOW, I LOVE THEM! Thank you, thank you!  You do WAY too much for me ALL the time!  (Just to prove my point about Gina and her generosity..... Last Winter we were without power/heat/hot water on the Coast for 4 long days, so Gina bought us a small butane powered stove with butane, just incase for this year)   I wish she would start a blog, so you all could get to know her better and see the cute creations she makes as well.

I will post pics of my first project with my new stamps tomorrow, it's for Gina! (So Gina if you don't want to see it, remember not to look at my blog.  Oh and Rori took her toys to bed tonight.) :) 

Another happy note....I'm super excited for my husband, as he got an internship at a design/art studio today!!!! I love you sweetie and your art! I hope this opens lots of new doors and brings many new and exciting opportunities your way. 

Did you hip hop yesterday??

If not there is always next week, but you are missing out.  Unity's hip hop Thursdays are full of good times and wonderful creations!  Join SCS and look at the Unity forum HERE.  Also, go to the Unity Blog to see all the new releases and a list of all the ladies who have Unity posts up today! 

Here is the card I made for the one layer challenge using the Holiday Cheer stamp (it's hard to only use ONE layer of paper!!)....

and here is a card I made (that will be on it's way in the mail soon) using the Unity Hey Chick Set and some Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine Paper.  I'm having fun paper piecing these little chicks and love the paper! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's been too long since my last post...

and I forgot to take a picture of my Hip Hop Thursday prize pack that arrived on MONDAY! Can you say SUPER FAST!  I did however take a picture of my daughter using some bubble wrap from the package as a scarf! :)

So here was my project for the day.  What is it you ask, it's a bookmark. When I saw these posted on SCS, I knew I wanted to try making them. I believe I saw some that Tanis, Paper Princess at Play, had made and they inspired me.  This one is for my mom, who I'm pretty sure doesn't read my blog. (If you do, sorry to ruin the surprise) It probably would have taken less time if I knew what I wanted to do or what I wanted on it, but all I knew was that I wanted to play with my new Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine paper and Unity stamps.  I ended up choosing my August KOTM and having fun with that.  I did a little paper piecing on the trailer with the little red hearts and though that the window could use some glitter.  
The stitching is hand done and the last thing I decided to do, next time it will be the first.  (For those of you who know me, I still haven't used my sewing machine!!! I really need to stop being afraid of it, or maybe it's the fact that I would have to set it up to use it) There will be more bookmarks to share later on this week, although I'm having a hard time stamping and sharing right now because I will be giving away Christmas secrets.  Oh well, if you don't want to see what you are getting, DON'T LOOK! ;)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Unity Christmas Card Swap

Here is the card I made for the Unity Christmas Card Swap.  I've never done a swap before, so I thought I would give it a whirl.

And here are the cards that I received in the mail today!  They are all so fun and adorable! Thanks Unity ladies!  I'm inspired to start my holiday cards now.  I just have to decide what Unity stamps I want to use! :) 

This was so much fun!  I was stressing while making my cards, thinking that they might not be good enough or nobody would like them.  I'm hooked now though, and will be participating in more card swaps in the future, that's for sure! I do think it's funny that every card I received from the swap was the same size and mine was the odd one out, what does that mean??? Is there something I should know?

Last Halloween Post for the Year

It's the day after Halloween and I'm sure everyone is on a sugar HIGH! I just wanted to post a couple things to finish up this fun filled day and then on to new holidays.  

Here are my girls and husband all dressed up and ready to go get their Halloween treats.  Not that many people knew what the girls were supposed to be, but that's ok, I LOVE their costumes! (One lady called my daughter a cute M & M)

I also wanted to share this photo.  The mask I found in my mailbox this morning!?! I don't know if it was meant to scare me or if someone was just trying to get rid of it.  Any ideas?  The main thing I waned to share was the treat bag that my daughter received yesterday. It's supposed to look like a witch's broom, made from a stick, a piece of twine, and two brown paper bags.  SO CUTE, and so simple! I might have to copy this next year.  

ok, on to my next post! 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Just a little treat bag topper I whipped up for my daughter's friend.  The stamps are from Unity's Trick or Treat Peeps and Distressed Spider Dance.  I hope everyone has something fun planned for Halloween! 


Yesterday was HIP HOP Thursday on the SCS Unity Forum and it is such a fun time.  I made this treat jar for the Sweet Treats Challenge yesterday and was so excited that it helped me to win this cute Tinkering Ink/Unity Prize pack! 

There were so many great new releases and deals yesterday, as ALWAYS, at Unity.  If you didn't see them yet, go to the Unity blog HERE and feast your eyes on some cute rubber. My favorite new release is the Trinity Trio. There are links on the Unity blog to all the ladies who have hip hop hangovers today too.  Also, Angela showed us the November Kit of the Month, it's a must have!

I'm going to try to get at least one more unity project posted today before pumpkin carving and trick or treating in out little downtown area.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Under Construction!

For some reason my husband decided to revamp my blog, or start to anyway, out of the blue today.  So it might look a little off for a while.  

In the meantime, it's HIP HOP THURSDAY!

Go to Angela's Unity Blog HERE

and the SCS Forum HERE


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just had to share

all the fun stuff that I got in the mail yesterday and today.  It's starting to be my favorite part of the day.  Thanks to my dear friend Gina (AGAIN!) and Unity Stamp Company, I have so many new goodies to play with.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Grove

Here is the card I made using Amber's Monday Card Sketch found on the Unity Forum on SCS, HERE.
I used my new Giggle Grove Unity Stamps and some cute fall paper I found in the Target Dollar Spot, I miss Target!

They are 98% done!

I can almost get back to my paper crafting, since the girls costumes are so close to being finished.  I'm sure some of you won't know what they are, even with them being done! lol 
They are from the Nintendo Game Dr. Mario. (see pic, there is a new version on the Wii as well)
My older daughter is the blue virus. She isn't too thrilled about her costume, but she isn't a fan of clowns, masks, or anything along those lines.

My baby girls seemed more than happy being a red and yellow "pill".