Monday, December 14, 2009

Crockpot Recipe: No Fuss Potato Soup

This recipe was given to me by my friend Patty. She made it for my son's baby shower. Loved it! Had to have the recipe. I made some changes as most of us do when we have a recipe. ;) Enjoy! Love to hear your experience and possibly alterations to the recipe.

No Fuss Potato Soup
6 c. diced, peeled potatoes (I used red potatoes and left the skins on...healthier, right?)
5 c. water (Or chicken broth minus the boullion cubes)
2 c. dried, minced onion (I used fresh.)
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. carrots, chopped
1/4 c. margarine
3 chicken boullion cubes
12 oz. can of evaporated milk
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded (Subbed colby/jack)
1 T. chili powder (My added touch, optional)
salt, freshed cracked pepper/garlic blend to taste
dried parsley and chives (about 1 T.)

Combine all ingredients except for milk, parsley/chives and cheese in a slow cooker.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 7-8 hours or until veggies are tender. I did mine overnight on LOW, then cranked it up to HIGH for a couple of hours before serving. Probably would have done alright without the extra time on HIGH. (My friend used a programmable crockpot, so it would turn off after the 7-8 hours on HIGH.) The soup will seem VERY runny after the long cooking time. No worries! The cheese will thicken it up. Stir in milk, parsley/chives and cheese.

Serve with a crusty bread. Rosemary is my personal favorite. The more carbs the merrier!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I Got Mail!!!

And it was {ippity} Stamps!!!! I couldn't even decide what to play with first. So much glorious rubber, so little time! I now have everything in stock and ready to ship. As a thank you gift to my first 5 customers, you will receive a few sheets of the exclusive patterned paper selected just for {ippity}! (In addition to FREE SHIPPING!)

Onto a creation for this week...I have been slacking off the last couple of weeks...posting, mainly, not creatively! I was preparing for a couple of craft shows, which definitely kept me occupied! I plan on having some photos of those goodies uploaded, hopefully, this weekend. (Some PTI goodness in those projects!)

Have a fabulous Friday!!!

Stamps: Kissmas & Mistletoe {ippity} Stamps by Unity Stamp Co. & October In-Store KOM
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Palette Noir
Paper: Basic Grey, Regal Rose, Kraft
Accessories: Ribbon, Papertrey Buttons

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fabulous Friday

Friday Flair is the only thing that has gotten me motivated to stamp lately. Not that I don't want too, but rather that live has been crazy and moving at hyper speed lately. (Not to mention a wee bit of stress.) I am sure everyone knows what I mean.

I wish I could create a card in under two hours...too much tweaking, tearing apart and tossing. Ah well, if I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't do it. :) This card is a direct result of this long process. lol.

Unity has some super deals this week! Gotta check it out!

Hope everyone enjoys their Friday!

Stamps: October In-Store KOM
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Paper: DP (Basic Grey), Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Pearls, Ribbon, Paper Piercing Template, Copics

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sharing my Flair

Happy Friday again! I'm planning on enjoying mine. No school today! It is Central Ohio Teacher Association (COTA) Day and we have the day off. (Just a comp for Columbus Day, which we didn't have off. ) I was actually out sick Tuesday and Wednesday with a nasty sinus infection and back today. Still not 100%, but hoping I can work my way there over the weekend. :)

Looks like Angela has some terrific deals through this weekend. Be sure to stop by and get your Unity!

Stamps: KOM September (Unity)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Tuxedo Black
Paper: Gina K. Luxury White
Accessories: Gemstones, Ribbon

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!

I can't believe that I have been doing this now for six years. (I also can't believe I have had three blog posts in three days!) I'm so thankful that I found a way to release, relax and be creative. Being able to give people some personalized is important to me.

Friday night I decided to create a few fun designs with nothing particular in mind. Just using stamps that I haven't had the opportunity to ink up. I think I will make that a challenge for myself for World Cardmaking up as many stamps as I can that haven't had he chance to enjoy. I hope you find an inspiration or challenge for today.

Stamps: September KOM (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Opalites, Nestabilities
Stamps: Just Rite Stampers
Ink: Black (Memento)
Accesories: Border Punch, Nestabilities, Copics, Glossy Accents, Souffle White Gel Pen

Thursday, October 01, 2009

It's Friday! It's Friday! with Unity

While you are enjoying your blog hop I'm still at work. :) I do enjoy my job, but wish I could check just a couple blogs to break up the day. I usually don't make it completely through the hop until Sunday. Enjoying it slowly. Have a fabulous Friday!!!

Don't forget about World Cardmaking Day on Saturday! I heard a rumor that Unity has something fun planned.

Also, I'm cleaning out my craft room if you want to see what is available click here. :)

Stamps: August KOM (Unity)
Ink: Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Crushed Curry, Copper, Indian Summer (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Gems, Ribbon, Nestabilities, Victoria Embossing Folder (Provocraft 0 Cuttlebug)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

TGIF Flair!

Happy Friday! Showcasing a little of my Unity Flair today. I hope life calms down soon, so I can get back to better quality creating. It has been a bit crazy lately. Hope you have a great cup of something comforting and kick your feet up for some great Unity blogging! See Angela's blog for a complete list of Friday Flair participants.


Stamps: September In-Store KOM

Ink: Cocoa (Memento), Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Indian Summer (DCWV)

Accessories: Ribbon (Archiver's), Pebbles, Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)


Stamps: July Kit of the Month (Unity)

Ink: Black, Cocoa (Both Memento)

Paper: Kraft, Really Rust, Lined DP, Basic Grey DP

Accessories: Twill Tape, Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fluttering Friday Flair

I finally finished my card for Unity's Friday Flair. (I still need to get caught up with comments from the blogs last Friday!) We have been putting in a hardwood floor in our dining room and kitchen, then moving on into the living room not to mention a fresh new school year. With that being said, I have been doing other things lately and procrastination was on the top of my list for stamping projects.

This card was inspired by SCS's clean and simple (making a card "pop" with dimensionals) and color (Olive, Eggplant and Black) challenges. I also got my new Cuttlebug embossing folders that I preordered a few months back. What a treat to get in the mail!!!

Check out Angela's blog to get the full list of Friday Flair participants! Unity Stamp Company Rocks!!!

Stamps: Bevy of Butterflies, June KOM (sentiment) All Unity
Ink: Eggplant Envy
Paper: Old Olive, Gina K. White
Accessories: Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Black Satin Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Moroccan Screen and Organic Flourishes, Black Pearls

Thursday, September 03, 2009

First Friday Flair Post

Happy Friday!
It's been awhile since my last post. School is in full swing and I have had little time for anything else. I actually made this a week before school started with my Unity August Kit of the Month. Love, love it!
Sorry about the terrible photo! Bad lighting!!

Stamps: August KOM (Unity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Real Red, Lined Paper, Raspberry Lemonade (Basic Grey), Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Alphabet Dies, Copics, Ledger Punch

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some Unity HHH Sweetness

I love strawberries! Love the taste, the smell, the image...I can't resist a good strawberry image, thus I had to use this stamp from the Unity August In-store KOTM. I couldn't help after uploading this card adding shimmer mist all over the strawberries.

Stamps: August In-Store KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Real Red
Paper: Bashful Blue, White
Accessories: Copics, Bauble, Sewing Machine

I didn't know really what I was doing with this one. I wanted to play around with my Tattered Angels colored glimmer mist, so I did. The jury is out on this one. It was fun to create and I learned a few things, so it wasn't a complete waste of time. Experimentation is never a waste.

Stamps: August In-Store KOTM (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Taken with Teal, Black, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Clear Stardust Gel Pen (Sakura), Nestabilities
Paper: Very Vanilla, Taken with Teal

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dream Wings HHH

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!! This is the product of my first inking up of Bevy of Butterflies. Love it! Glad that I finally got the inspiration to create something fun with it. Scroll down to see another fun Unity card!

Stamps: Bevy of Butterflies, August In-store KOTM (Unity)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lulu Lavendar (Memento)
Paper: Gina K. Luxury Base, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Button (Basic Grey), Fiskars Border Punch, Gemstones, Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist (Pearl)

Love Beyond Measure

I have been waiting to use this paper and charm since about June, then this fabulous Unity kit came along with the perfect stamp! I am so glad that I went with my gut and didn't eBay my Riding Hood Red pad and cardstock. I knew it would be a keeper. I have a whole pack that will be great for Christmas cards, too.

The details are tough to see in the photo. Should have added more contrast. Just click on the photo to enlarge.

Have a great Thursday!
This card won a Unity sponsored SCS Challenge contest today during Hip Hop.
Stamp: August In-Store KOTM (Unity)
Paper: DP, Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Kraft
Ink; Riding Hood Red, Black
Accessories: Glitter, charm, ribbon

Friday, August 07, 2009

HHH Birthday Cards

Here are some fun

birthday cards! Have a great Hip Hop Hangover! This is for my grandmother's 92nd birthday today!

Stamps: August In-Store KOM & July KOM (All Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Raspberry Lemonade (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Crocheted Fleurette, Cuttlebug Folders, Nestablilies, Sizzix Die Cuts, Pearls

Stamps: Unity July KOM, Love is in the Air (Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Gina K. Luxury White Base Weight, DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Fiskars Border Punch, Glossy Accents

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So Excited!

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!!!
To be back creating again. I haven't really thrown myself into it fully quite yet, because I am also working on cleaning everything up from grad school chaos and repacking for vacation.

I have been dying to use this Basic Grey DP for something. I actually mounted the DP to kraft over a month ago and have been deliberating what to do ever since. One of Jeanne's challenges for Hip Hop was to "stamp and go". Meaning stamp a line art stamp and do nothing paper piecing (my fave), coloring or embellishing. So, here are a couple cute birds from Unity's July KOM.

After getting home from grad school, I had about three Unity sets waiting for me and an SU order. I had ordered a set of Sizzix dies one of which I used in the upper right hand corner of this one.

Stamps: Unity July KOM
Ink: Black
Paper: June Bug (Basic Grey), Kraft
Accessories: Pink and Vanilla Satin Ribbon

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Perfect Pair Wedding Card

Happy Hip Hop Hangover! Probably my last for a month or so. Grad school starts on Monday and I have to keep my mind in the game!

I created this fun non-traditional wedding card for Mitch's friend Jon (and my Fish Wrangler crew mate) and his new wife Jeanette (Welcome to the group, girl!). They are having a wedding reception on Sunday and this will be their card from us.

All of the pears and bird are paper pieced from Basic Grey DP. All but the bird are glazed with glossy accents to add dimension.

Perfect Pair
Stamps: Perfect in Every Way (Unity KOM June)
Ink: Black
Paper: Gina K. White Base, Basic Grey DP, DCWV (Wood Grain)
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Stickles

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Love is Everything

How often I forget that and let myself get carried away with daily tasks, my hobby and other things going on in life. I made this card for Mitch for Father's Day as an affirmation that I need to make more time for "us". I helped Liam make a little card card for daddy with some self-adhesive foam shapes and crayons. He had fun making it!

Love is Everything
Stamps: Love is Everything (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Offbeat (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Ribbon, Clear Gel Pen (Sakura)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Three Scoop Sweetness

Hip Hop Hangover

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!!! Just had to use this super cute ice cream cone stamp. Who wouldn't love in extra scoop in the summer? (I would have liked having enough of a scoop to fill the bottom of the cone I got yesterday. Oh well, he was a newbie at the local dairy bar.)

Have a great day and enjoy at least this card if you don't get a scoop yourself!

Three Scoop Sweetness
Stamps: June KOM (Unity)
Ink: Black, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, We R Memories Keepers DP (Sunsplashed)
Accessories: Embossing Pen, Iridescent Ice, Copics, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Spot and Dots, Scallop Border Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Satin Ribbon

Next in HHH

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Hi, Unity Addicts! Hope you enjoy these fun HHH creations, which were actually supposed to be Hip Hop Challenges from yesterday but SCS and I had some uploading issues! Enjoy!

Sailing in the Sun
Stamps: Beach Days and Sun Ray (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey DP, Gina K. Layering White
Accessories:Linen Thread, Liquid Pearls, Copics, Pearl Shimmer Spray (Tattered Angels)

Sailing in the Sun
Stamps: Beach Days and Sun Ray (Unity)
Ink: Black
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey DP, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Gemstones (Hero Arts), Souffle White Gel Pen (Sakura), Twill Tape, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spots and Dots

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Beachy Scene

It seems like all of the SCS challenges are focusing around the same thing lately. Clean, simple designs. This is for Color Combination Challenge 222 using only a white base.

Stamps:Beach Days and Sun Rays
Ink: Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Creamy Caramel, Black
Paper: Luxury White (Gina K.)
Accessories: Dauber, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Copics

I always think of summer as sparkling, so I sprayed shimmer mist on the background, although it is hard to see in the photo.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Lake Hope 2009

What a great time we had this year at the 5th Annual Lake Hope weekend!!! Friends, food (I am pretty sure there are pics somewhere of a large pork tenderloin and deep fried turkey along with 30 ears of corn for our Saturday night meal.), nature and great conversation were abundant as usual. This year our hostess, my best friend Patty, made arrangements at Laurel Lodge instead of at indiviual cabins for our large group. We loved it! The consensus was to make those arrangements again for next summer.

The guys were there early on Friday fishing as well as early Saturday AM. Mitch and I decided to do the mountain bike trails. What an experience. To say the least...the map was a bit of a disappointment. One of the trails turned into a creek, which then turned into a swamp. Not to mention the trail was a bit muddy from rain earlier in the week. We were a muddy, wet mess by the time we got back. Luckily, we ran into Julie and Gary and hitched a ride back from the boat docks. I don't think I would have been able to do the steep road work after the 3.5 mile excursion in the forest. (I need to get the picture of Mitch and I after our ride uploaded from my camera.)

Here is a picture of my friend Patty and I. Good times. Good friends. Good food. What more could you ask for? Looking forward to next year!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Ok, here it is. I used Jeanne's Limited Supply Challenge today, which was to create a simple one layer card using the base as the one layer. I finally got to use one of my favorite Unity Stamp images. I also used Gina K.'s Stamp TV sky background technique (hard to see) and some shimmer mist on the background as well.
Love is in the Air
Stamps: Love is in the Air
Ink: Angel Pink, Summer Sky, Black (All Memento)
Paper: Gina K. Luxury Base White
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday - Sketch and Color Challenge

Happy Thursday! This is a combination of challenges for both Unity Stamps Co. and SCS, I have done Jeanne's red, white and black color challenge and the SCS Sketch Challenge. 6/4/09 Unity Color Challenge Winner

Feel the Joy
Stamps: May Kom, Feel the Joy (All Unity)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Memento Black
Paper: Gina K. White, Riding Hood Red, Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Gemstones (Hero Arts), Black Satin Ribbon, Sakura Black Souffle Pen, Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist in Pearl

I was inspired by a beach towel I saw with these colors. I added Sahara Sand as a background because I usually see beach towels in the sand on the beach. lol! The shell was colored with copics and spiced up with some shimmer mist and liquid pearls. I uploaded both photos because one had a better angle and the other better lighting. I love using natural light and it was fading after I got a great suggestion from a friend for a photo option.

Beach Towel Inspiration
Stamps: Beach Days & Happy Rays (Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, White
Accessories: Liquid Pearls, Pearl Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copics

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Unity July KOTM Guest Designer Challenge

I figure that I have nothing to lose and will have a few extra cards in my stash to give to family and friends as a result of this challenge. Not to mention, a position on the Unity design team would be completely amazing. There are others that deserve it much more than myself, so I am happy to use this as an opportunity to grow.

I have been creating like crazy today. Some definitely better than others as it is with any group of cards. The challenge is to use either the Unity April or May KOTM to create a monochromatic project with an extra challenge using yellow, specifically.

I was so excited to use the sewing machine my MIL has "let me borrow" until I started working on my last card and it decided to continually break thread and spit out wonky stitches. Needless to say, that card will not be posted. :( It was such a cool idea, too! Luckily, I was able to stitch most of my other cards before the malfunction conundrum began.
It's so Easy Being Green
Stamps: KOM May (Unity)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, White, Mimosa (SEI)
Accessories: Pearls, Circle Punch, Nestabilities, Primas, Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, Sewing Machine

Everything's Yellow
Stamps: KOM April & May (Unity)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Amuse Kitchen, White
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Copics, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Glitter, Nestabilities, Fiskars Slot Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Mimosa Color Challenge
Stamps: Love is in the Air, Birdie Inspiration, Gratitude=Joy (All Unity Stamps)
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Memento Black
Paper: Mimosa (SEI), Riding Hood Red, White
Accessories: Black Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles, Sewing Machine

Oh, Violet
Stamps: Kom May (Unity)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Paper: Wisteria (Basic Grey), Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, White
Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl, Buttons (Basic Grey), Linen Thread, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Birds and Swirls, Sewing Machine

VSN Challenges - Repost

Well, I haven't done this in awhile! I was around when VSN first started up and I think it has been a couple of years since I last participated. I had major trouble getting these uploaded by the deadline due to SCS having some glitches. Speaking of glitches this card was deleted from SCS for some reason sometimes after the cards were judged, thus this is a repost.

The two challenges I participated in were "card buffet" (food-themed) and "glam and glitter" (glittering entire panels or imagines in glitter <------- my expertise!). I'm sure yo u can figure out which is which. ;) Supplies Stamps: Tier of Treats (Stampendous), Fancy Flexible Phrases (SU) Ink: Memento Black Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kraft, White Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents, Ribbon, Liquid Applique, Cuttlebig Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch
Stamps: Mermaid Anya (The Greeting Farm), Sentiment (SU)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Gina K. Luxury White
Accessories: Copics, Glitter, Stickles, Spellbinders Tag Die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Friday, May 29, 2009

Lots of Buttons

I have always wondered what I was going to do with all of these buttons that I just had to have. Well, this card was the remedy for someone with too many buttons and having no clue what to do with all of them. This card was the combination of two challenges on SCS...Limited Supply (Patterned Paper) & Way to Use It (Buttons). Everything is patterned paper except for the card base, which is, of course, kraft cardstock. 6/4/09: Unity SCS Challenge Winner

Stamps: May KOM & Giggle Grove (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Black
Paper: Marrakech (Basic Grey), Kraft
Accessories: Lots O'Buttons, Word Window Punch, Nestabilities, Linen Thread

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Unity Hip Hop Challenge

Got home early today as it was our last day of school and made this while Liam was still napping. The challenge was to make a card with knots. The tails of the kites are ribbons with several knots tied into them. Fun challenge! Hip Hop! I'm off to stamp club!

Stamps: All Unity - Gratitude=Joy, April KOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Rose Red
Paper: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Basic Grey, Kraft
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Kraft Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Robin's Eggs

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Atypical Color Combo

As I had mentioned in a forum recently oranges and yellows are NOT my thing, so I thought the SCS color challenge for this week was a perfect opportunity to practice getting better with them. (Colors = Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie)

I know. I went a little nuts with the Cuttlebug and...well...everything. I'm ok with it!

Enjoy a beautiful day where ever you are! We have been having hit and miss showers, but mostly sunny and warm.

The second card is the CAS 16 (Clean and Simple) Challenge at SCS as well. The challenge is to redue an old card. I choose this one.

Stamps: May KOM (Unity Stamp Company)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Paper: Gina K. Pure Luxury White Base, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Orange Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tag Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, Copics, Scallop Border Punch

Stamps: You Light Up (Unity)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Paper: White, Basic Grey, Pirouette Pink
Accessories: Rhinestones, Sakura Souffle Black, Spellbinders Tag, Ribbon

Monday, May 25, 2009

Clean and Simple Challenge

The SCS clean and simple challenge was to create at black and white card and add only one additional bold/bright color. I choose Pixie Pink and used it to highlight the flowers and heart on the birdcage, then used Glossy Accents over the colored areas. Fun challenge. I had to get the creative juices flowing for graduation and Father's Day cards...craft fair next weekend. I need to get on it!

Stamps: Birdie Inspiration; Birdcage (All Unity)
Ink: Memento Black; Pixie Pink
Paper: Gina K. White
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Raspberry Fizz Ribbon

Friday, May 15, 2009

Unity Stamp Company KOTM Blog Hop

I'm so thrilled to be participating in my first Unity Blog Hop! Thanks to some wonderful advice from a Unity friend, I got my creative juices flowing for this fab Unity event! I totally loved the flower from the Endings & Beginnings KOTM and HAD to use it a few times for my projects!

Stamps :
Endings & Beginnings KOTM Unity Stamp Company
Simple Life KOTM Unity Stamp Company
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Lime Rickey (Basic Grey), Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, White
Accessories: Buttons, Linen Thread, SU Brad, Ribbon, Copics


Stamps :
Endings & Beginnings KOTM Unity Stamp Company,
New Beginnings KOTM Unity Stamp Company
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, White
Accessories: Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, White Gel Pen, Nestabilities, Baubles, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copics

View the Unity Kit of the Month Blog Hop by starting at

Hip Hop on over to visit

Monday, May 11, 2009


My cousin Kimberly graduated yesterday from nursing school. We weren't able to attend due to my fab sinus infection. Bad. As I sat down to create a graduation card, I decided that I was sick of caps, gowns and tassels. Boring. So, I pulled out these fun kites from my Unity April KOTM and filled it with soothing colors and free-living feelings.

Stamps: KOTM April (Unity Stamp Co.), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Kraft, Cameo Coral, Marrakech (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Copics, Silver BRads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Baubles, Top Note Die

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fabulous Weather

I just wanted to post this sweet photo of Liam enjoying the warm weather on his backyard swing. He could have kept swinging all evening. It has been a bit chilly this weekend, but no rain! (The pic is from was perfect shorts weather!)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Productive Day & Featured Sketch

Here are a bunch of Mother's Day and challenge cards! I also found that one of my cards was featured this week for the SCS Sketch Challenge! Woohoo! Pretty exciting!

Mothers are the Stitches
Stamps: April KOTM (Unity); Quilter's Stampler (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Kraft, Urban Prairie (Basic Grey); Very Vanilla, White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Souffle White Pen, Buttons (Most Basic Grey), Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Black Photo Pen

Crochet Flowers
Stamps: March KOTM (Unity Stamp Company)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Kraft, White
Accessories: Ribbon (Making Memories); Crochet Flowers (Etsy); Linen Thread, Black Photo Pen

Love you Berry Much
Stamps: Tart & Tangy (Stampin' Up), Very Punny (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Memento Black
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Souffle White Pen, Baubles, Martha Stewart Border Punches

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