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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