Sunday, August 30, 2009

ok, that exciting news I was talking about.......

I AM OPENING AN ONLINE CRAFT STORE!!! WOO HOO!! I'M SO EXCITED! I couldn't keep it contained anymore! Some of my close friends already know but I wanted to wait until we were almost open to let everyone else in on it.

Hop on over to the new blog....... it will be worth it to become a follower!

After that go and check out the website and let me know what you think. The store isn't open yet but it will be ready for the GRAND OPENING on 9/9/09!!

HAPPY DANCE!! I really hope all of you will end up being as excited as I am!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Etsy Inspired PARTY!! :D

I will be out of town on the 5th, so I expect all of you to show up and party for me! Fingers crossed that I will have time to play along when I get home. Ashley's blog is Heart Hugs Designs. Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

one card, two cards, three cards

This week I made a few quick and easy cards for the E.A.D. Designs Blog hop! I have so much fun using these rub-ons in different ways.

Paper: Ki memories
Rub ons: E.A.D. Life is Sweet in Cherry
Stamps:Boom Goes my Heart Unity Stamp Co.
Cardstock: white
Ink: CTMH Cranberry
Ribbon: BasicBasic
Other: Zip Dry, CTMH Gems

Paper: GCD Party it up!
Rub ons: E.A.D. sentiments, brackets, and retro spring
Cardstock: white
Ink: CTMH black and baby pink
Other: Zip Dry

Paper and Acrylic: GCD Party it up!
Rub ons: E.A.D. sentiments
Stamps: Bam Pop! Cloudies
Other: Zip Dry and 3D foam

Be sure to hop along to the other blogs for some awesome projects!






August Guest Designer:


Monday, August 24, 2009

Challenge Time!

I combined two challenges and my new favorite mint E.A.D. snowflake rub ons to make the cards below.

Paper: Sassafras Lass Monstrosity Mash
Rub ons: E.A.D. Snowflakes in Mint
Stamps: Sentiment by Unity Stamp Co.
Cardstock: Kraft (tiny bit of cranberry)
Ink: CTMH black and cranberry
Other: Zip Dry, Black Sharpie Pen

Want to play along? The first challenge was using the sketch over on 2 Sketches 4 You. Guess who their sponsor is this week, E.A.D.!! WOO HOO! They are offering a 50 dollar gift certificate to the winner and there is also a code for a 25% discount for everyone, you can't go wrong with that!

The next challenge was for the Moxie Fab World Blog, to create a clean and graphic holiday item. I have been dying to play with these mint rub ons and thought this was the perfect use for them!

Ok, so which do you like better, with the red or without? :)

See you tomorrow with some more E.A.D cards!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Voodoo anyone?

Yesterday the Odd Bird Planet DT had a Halloween Blog Hop! There were so many spooky projects to see. If you start here on Karrie's Blog, you can see them all too! If you play along be sure to add your photo to the OBP Flickr group!

Paper: purple paper is from a SHAG day planner
Cardstock: unknown, it was given to me
Stamps: OBP Kelly's voodoo doll and be very afraid
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket Get Happy
Ink: CTMH black and pansy purple
Other: Zip Dry

Friday, August 14, 2009

Go For It!

There is a new sketch blog that started today called "Get Sketchy" and their first sketch is super cute so I decided to play along. If you find some free time this weekend, you should too!

Paper: BAM POP Volume 2 collection
Cardstock: DCWV
Stamps: BAM POP ABC collection "J" and Pop Font 2 Numbers
Die Cuts: BAM POP Frames Series 2
Ink: CTMH Twilight and Taffy
Other: Zip Dry and 3D Foam
Size: 5x6

Monday, August 10, 2009

I didn't forget.....

in THIS post I said I would be back in August with a really cute frame and here it is! I'm in love with this color combo and you will probably be seeing A LOT more of it to come. *wink wink* I think the E.A.D. rub ons go wonderfully with the Cosmo Cricket paper.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday
Paint: Paint Dabbers Lettuce, Pool and Purple Twilight
Ink: CTMH Sweet Leaf
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket My Campy

Be sure to check out the other E.A.D. Bloggers and their fun projects today!

Raechelle - August Guest Designer!

Winner Winner Winner! The winner from last weeks giveaway is.....

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I've never used Rubons but this is a great idea. I loved the "outdoors" set I saw. This would be some nice candy to win! Thanks for offering it!



I want to send you a little something for posting a comment right away with no extra reminder! So send me your info ladies!

P.S. I ordered these in MINT and they are TOOOO CUTE!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge Anyone?

I know I know, I have been slacking on my Etsy Inspired Challenges lately, but this one was a must do. This weeks shop is Vol25 by Jessica Rose. Sound familiar? Well if you are a Unity lover, she was responsible for the 2008 August KOTM and a few other must have stamps.

Here is the print I used for my inspiration....

and here is my card!


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co August 2008 KOTM, Cosmo Cricket Happy Campers
Paper: DCWV Green Stack, and BG Granola
Ink: CTMH Black and Cranberry
Other: Vintage Buttons, zip dry, 3d foam

Here's where you come in!! Are you new to the Etsy Inspired Challenge? Go to the blog, participate in this weeks challenge and post a comment with your creation and also that I sent you. We will both be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to PMS stamps! START CREATING NOW! :D

Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello All!

First off I wanted to remind you of my OPEN BLOG CANDY on THIS POST! So far I have 2 entries, and while I would love for them to win (and I think they both will get some goodies), I would like to see many more comments as well!

Here is another entry for the Unity Challenge, so remember, one stamp, two papers, three embellishments.


Paper and Die Cuts: DCWV Nana's Nursery
Ribbon: American Crafts
In other news, I might have some BIG news soon! I can't wait to share!!! STAY TUNED!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Simple Hello!

*don't forget to scroll down for a giveaway*

Unity Stamp Company is looking for their September Guest Designers, the catch, you need to follow this months requirement. 1 (yeah really, just one) stamp from the June or July KOTM, 2 patterned patters, and 3 embellishments. Here is my first entry...

Here is the link to all the info on SCS


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co June 2009 KOTM
Paper: Sassafras Lass Sunshine Lollipops and Cardstock
Ribbon: American Crafts
Ink: CTMH Ocean and Chocolate
Other: Making Memories Die Cut, Button

On a side note, I may miss friends and family in CA, but I have such sweet neighbors here in OR. They other day Mavis stopped by with fresh cut flowers, crisp homegrown veggies and yummy jam! She is so thoughtful.

We have also seen this family moving into our neighborhood.

Monday, August 3, 2009

What are you waiting for? (Giveaway!)

I heard some of you still haven't tried E.A.D. vinyl yet? What's stopping you? I love it! It's a rub on that you can paper piece with. If I place it down and need to move it, I CAN! It comes in so many cute designs and fun colors. Keep reading for a chance to get your hands on some of your own.

Here is part 2 of the home card I made in this post. I'm hoping the first one gets picked up for publishing, so I need to make another one to give to our friends who just purchased a new home. I can't decided which one I like more though! lol They are pretty different even though I set out with the same basic design in mind.

Rub-ons: E.A.D. Designs Little Houses
Paper: Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy and Cardstock
Other: Making Memories Tags and Ikea string

Here it is, your chance to win some E.A.D. vinyl and a Unity stamp (thanks to Tiff!) I thought the swirls of the stamp would go perfectly with the swirls on the letters, making them great for a scrapbook layout. I'm thinking a name with the letters and a little story about the photos on the journaling block, too cute. Of course if you win, you get to let YOUR creative imagination flow. I'll let you in on a little secret, if you take a picture of your creation and send it to Emily via the E.A.D. design blog, she will give you $10.00 in store credit to buy more rub ons! How awesome is that?

What do you have to do to win? Well, I want you to go to the E.A.D. store HERE to the scrapbooking rub ons section, look around, and then leave me a comment on my blog saying which one you would LOVE to have. That's it.

I would also suggest becoming a follower of the E.A.D. blog so you don't miss out on any new designs or specials.

I think I have rambled on enough today, this blog candy will be open until Monday night. Then I will have my daughter pick a name from a hat and announce the winner for next weeks E.A.D. blog hop!

Mr Owls Says....

Everyone seems to stress on Mondays, so I thought it would be a good day to remind them it's ok to RELAX (and for my love of the 80's we shall name the owl, Frankie)!

Paper: Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy, Making Memories Great Escape Flower Ledger and DCWV cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company Tree and twigs from July '08 KOTM, "Relax" from June '09 KOTM, Owl from Mix up of Cuteness
Ink: CTMH Chocolate and Watermelon
Other: Sassafras Lass Sweet Treats Cardstock Stickers
Size: 4 1/2 x 3

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday V!

A couple of cards to share today, the first one being for my friend V's birthday! I hope you are having a fabulous time on your vacation! :)

Paper: Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, calendar and party sentiment
Ink: CTMH Black and Cranberry
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket
Other: Making Memories Star brads

This card was for the sketch call at Paper Crafts, fingers crossed!

Paper: Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven
Stamps: Odd Bird Planet "sometimes I can be such a birdbrain" sentiment
Ink: CTMH Taffy and Black
Rub-ons: E.A.D. Designs White vinyl, Cosmo Cricket Jack's Work Black
Other: Black thread, zip dry
Size: 6x3