Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Mojo

Is on it's way out the door. I was working on these cards tonight but I'm not really that happy with them. Maybe it will come back soon. Or if you see it will you send it to me.

Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co -Together Forever Kit; Ink: Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Craft White, Versafine Black; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom, Whisper White; Other: Sandpaper, Clear eP, Square Punch, Bauble, CB Floral Fantasy
Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co - Distressed Dots, Hey Chick; Ink: Versafine Black, Tempting Turquiose, Noir Black; Paper: Tempting Turquiose, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Crate PP; Other: Misc Ribbon, Copics, Square Punch
Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co -Middle School Madness, Je t'aime; Ink: Versamark, Pixie Pink, Versafine Black, Palette L'Amour Red; Paper: Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, PTI Sweet Blush; Other: Hole Punch, Misc Ribbon, Red Stickles, Baubles, Clear eP

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Baby's 1st Year

I finally got done with my project that I was telling you about the other day. I think it turned out pretty well. If you would like to see a picture of the beautiful girl, you can see her on my sister's blog - she takes such great pictures!!
Anyway, I'm thinking of making these to sell on etsy. What do you think?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Beach Blast

Ok, so I didn't just go down for the beach nor did I spend a lot of time at the beach. BUT I did have a blast. Jennifer and I really haven't gotten together in years and to really tell on myself it was the first time I met her son Logan (he's 3 1/2).

We hung out, went to the beach and of course ate. I got to try all kinds of new places they don't have around here, including this Irish pub named McGuire's. It was so good.

Here's some pictures from this weekend...

LoganJenniferLogan "dancing in the waves"This picture effect was totally on accident. But it turned out really coolThe ceiling at McGuire's, they say there's $500,000 and counting hanging throughout the restaurant.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hip Hop Hungover

Well this Hip Hopper was that good of a Hip Hopper. I was so busy yesterday with work (how dare they actually keep me busy while I'm there when I should be hip hopping), then I had to come home to pack (I'm heading to Pensacola this weekend so I won't be around for a couple of days), and then for some reason my customers wanted their Avon orders...go figure! However I did a few things done.
Don't forget to go to Angela's blog so you can see all the other's that are participating in the HHH (aka Hip Hop Hangover).

Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co. Gratitude = Joy Kit; Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke; Paper: PTI Blush Blossom; Other: Hero Arts & Darice Jewels

Stamps: Giggle Groove, Dream Tree, Hello (Tiny Trinity); Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke; Paper: Magnolia by MME, Paperbilities; Other: Copics, Glossy
Accents, Page Pebbles, Baubles

Stamps: All Unity Stamp Co - Wish Sticks, Graceful Wishing, Simply Said; Ink: Sunflower, Viridian Leaf, SU Baroque Burgandy Marker; Paper: PTI - Sweet Blush,
Berry Sorbet, Text Style Pink Patterns; Other: Art Institute Glitter, Nesties, Corner Punch, Misc Ribbon, Paper Piercer

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sweet Day

For all those out there that may not be having such a good day. This is to you. Have A Sweet Day!!
Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co. from Delectable Delights kit; Ink: Black Versafine; Paper: All Basic Grey from Hey Cupcake, Misc CS from Michael's; Other: Misc Tag, $1 Ribbon from Michael's, Copics, UTEE

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missing You

I have to tell you that I love these clocks by Unity Stamp Co. And for some reason to me they scream to be distressed. So when I went to do Amber's challenge this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these. There are so many people that I want to send this to, my biggest problem is actually sending it to them.

REMINDER: TOMORROW IS HIP HOP THURSDAY! Don't forget to check out Angela's blog for awesome specials. Plus if you want to get addicted and win stamps (because who wouldn't want to do that) come join us in the SCS Unity forum.
Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co. Tic Toc Clock, Vintage Work Clock, Wispy Grass;
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Palette Raw Sienna; Paper: Paperbilities, Basic Grey Boxer, SU Close to Cocoa; Other: Karen Foster Screw Brads, Primas, Domino, Misc Ribbon, Glimmer Mist, Walnut Ink

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Whiff of Joy

Would you like a chance to try out Whiff of Joy stamps? I know I would. Well Rach is offering a chance over chance to over at her blog plus a whole bunch of other goodies. So go check it out.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sneak Peek

No, I'm not doing another disappearing act. I've been really busy this weekend. I did a lot of laundry and housework that I've been putting off for a while (gawd, I hate that stuff!!)

This evening I got back into the swing of crafting. One of my sister's best friends and a friend mine just her first baby so I'm in the midst of making a gift for her. Here's a glimpse of what I'm making because I'm not quite done yet. I hope to be done tomorrow and be able to post all of the details. Until then, have a good Monday!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Please Excuse the Mess

{Work in progress} I am in the process of changing the look of my blog so please excuse me while I play around and get things changed around.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Just for Kids

I made this 3 x 3 card as sweet little card that could go in a lunchbox. My mom used to do those for us when we were little. I still have some of them that I pull out and look at every once in a while. This is also for the Unity Stamp Co. Hangover Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the other blogs to see what everyone else made.
Stamps: All Unity Stamps Lil Lolly & Sweet Stuff (Delectable Delights); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: All Basic Grey Cupcake line; Other: Copics, Clear Stickles, Hole punch, Misc Red Ribbon, Glossy Accents (on lollipop)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In Honor

of Breast Cancer Awareness month I made this card. I don't really have anyone to send this to however. So it could be good to use as a get well card or sympathy card.
Stamps: All by Unity Stamp Co. Wish Sticks & Lots of Wishes (Wish Kit), Simply Said; Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Misc White; Other: Art Institute Glitter, Nesties, Palette Stamp & Stick Glue Pad

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Being Challenged Again

For someone that really doesn't have any men in her life, I have my nephew and my dad, making these man cards is not the easiest thing for me. However I think I did quite well on this one. I had no idea what I was going to do when I started just what stamp I wanted to use.

Stamps: All Unity Stamp Co. Whimscal Trees (Snowflake Joy), Simply Said; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke; Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Misc. Beige; Other: Cream DMC Thread, SU Tag Punch, Copics, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, CB Embossing Folder Distressed Stripes, Walnut Ink

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

An Anniversary Card

I so love this stamp that I just got from Unity Stamp Co. and I couldn't wait to use. So when I looked at my calender earlier today and saw that some of my friends' anniversary is coming up in the next couple a weeks, I started thinking I need to go ahead and make it before I forget....PLUS it gives me an excuse to break out my So and So Loves stamp. Now hopefully she won't be looking at my blog before she gets the card.
Stamp: So and So Loves; Ink: SU Chocolate Chip; Paper: SU Bravo Burgandy, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla, the rest is Basic Grey from the Sugared Line; Other: Primas, Hero Arts Jewel, Copics, Prisamcolor Pencils, OMS, Stickles

Going Places

I wish I was going places. As a person who LOVES to travel. I really haven't been anywhere since 2003 and I really miss it.

Stamps: MFT Going Places; Ink: VersaMagic Black, SU Whisper White; Paper: Misc Gray, SU Very Vanilla; Other: Primsacolor Pencils, Copics, Clear eP, 20g Wire

I also made this really cool tag pull based on the directions from Tim Holtz and inspired by Sherry C blog the other day.

Acrylic Tag, Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Ma Vinci's Reliquary Codex Alphabet, VersaMagic Black Ink, White Cardstock, Glossy Accents

Monday, October 13, 2008

A Digital Card

I was sitting at work today and I really didn't have much to do. I was sitting there sitting there staring at the new CPS sketch wishing that I was at home and could play with it. Then I thought why can't I now, I have a few digital kits here on my computer at work. Then I thought why not? And this is what I came up with a digital card. Don't worry I don't think this is something I will do on a regular basis. It's not because it was hard and it's not because it too a lot of time. I just like to get my hands "dirty", do you know what I mean?
All papers are from J. Sprague Strawberry Lemondade Kit. So is the Paisley Ribbon. The brads are from J. Hosford Love Notes Kit. The Rose is a Photoshop Brush from Inobscuro and the Scattered Leaves is from a brush set called Natural Brushes.

A Little Princess

JenMarie told us about this little girl named Mattie that they are sending cards such to in honor of Juvenile Diabetes Research. I made this "Pizza Box" for her. I'm hoping she likes the Disney Princesses. I used Unity and Hero Arts animals as a background like for the animals that helped her make her dress and her ready for ball.
Stamps: Unity - Giggle Grove, Hero Arts - Trees, Birds and Messages; Ink: Versamark; Paper: PTI - Sweet Blush; Other: EK Sucess Sticker Cinderella

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Just Relax

With everything that has been going on the last weeks, it's nice to sit back and relax even if it's for a few minutes doing something that helps you unwind. Even if that something is making a card to tell someone to take time for themself.
Stamps: Stamping Bellas: Bookwormabella, take time for yourself; Ink: Charcoal, SU Basic Black; Paper: SU Whisper White, All DP by Basic Grey Boxer line; Other: Primas, Copics, Doodlebug Ice, Copic Spica (color glasses), rubon metallic

Friday, October 10, 2008

Unity Blog Candy Winner

We have a Winner Number 14!!! Ryann come on down.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Manly Challenged

When I got the challenge to make a card that was masculine card, I didn't realize how much of a challenge it would be. Because I don't consider myself a girly girl however I couldn't for the life of me figure out what I wanted to make. So this is what I finally came up with.

Stamps: Dream Tree (Growing in Unity), Little Chick (Giggle Grove), Hello (Tiny Trinity); Paper: All Patterned Paper is from Basic Grey from the Boxer line, SU Very Vanilla; Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Tim Holtz Weathered Wood; Other: Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Screw Brads, Copics

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Unity Cards and a lil Candy

So I finally got a chance to play around today. First time in a long time. It's funny cause the it's been a while I forgot while in the midst of making the 1st card that I wasn't trying to make a typically sized card. The 2nd one I ended up messing up but I ended up recovering instead of totally scrapping and I really like the way it turned out. The last one turned out exactly the way I wanted it to...YEAH!!! Ok, so I guess by this time you actually want to see what I made, alright here they are.
Stamps: Unity - Wispy Grass (Wish Kit), Tiny Trinity, Doily Background, Hero Arts - Tree, Birds And Messages; Ink: PTI - Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Stewart Superior - Raw Sienna; Paper: PTI - Sweet Blush, SU Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Grey - Beauty

Stamps: Unity - Wish Sticks (Wish), Worn Vintage Clock (A Moment of Tea), Quiet
Willow (Gratitue =Joy), Doily Background, MFT - Essential Sentiments; Paper: Paperbilities, SU Blush Blossom; Ink: Charcoal, Raw Sienna; Misc: Copics, Nesties

Now on to the good stuff. In honor of tomorrow being Thursday aka Unity Hip Hop Day I thought I would give away this stamp, angels among us. I put a playing card beside the stamp so you could see the size of the stamp. You have until Friday, October 10th at 5 pm EST to leave a comment and then I will pick a random winner.

Belated Thank You #2

I bet you were begining to wonder...hmm if there was a #1, is there going to be a #2. Well wonder no more. Yes, there is. I'm just that behind.

This is a big shout out thank you to Michelle aka Inspiration Blooms who sent a card to me/my mom before her surgery. She was so sweet to do this and I really appreciate it.

BTW, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this or not yet but she is home recovering at this point. So she is doing great. Thanks to everyone for all of the prayers and well wishes.

On to other news...

I got this coolest non-stamping prize - blog candy the other day. I'm not sure if you have heard of Stephanie Fizer or not but she is one of the new illustrator's that My Favorite Things is using to make their stamps. On her blog she was giving away one of the things from her etsy store, her Alice Notecards (as in Alice in Wonderland). I won them. I don't know if you have checked out her stuff or not but I think it's really good.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wedding Favors

I don't know if anyone remembers or not but I finally got the wedding favors done for Charlie, our receptionist at work, all 140. You can't really tell from the picture here, but there is a peacock stamped as the background (from VivaLasVegas) in gold on red cardstock (Michael's). Then on top of then in a Burnt Orange Cardstock (Michael's) stamped in black from PTI is Perfect Blend because she was going to put these with tea bags.

The bride and groom loved them. They went very well with the reception colors.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Walking for Breast Cancer

Last year I joined this virtual program called Gal to Gal where you could walk for Breast Cancer. What it does is help grant wishes and contribute resources for Stage IV breast cancer patients and their families. You donate $5 to create a virtual walker which isn't much, you can always donate more. And if you want you can join my team...I created a very cheesy named one Team Skye.

Belated Thank You #1

This is a shout out and thank you to both Cyndi aka the Scrappy Chick and the girls at the Unity Stamp Company for the Blog Candy that I got in September. I have the larger set but this is the new set named Tiny Trinity...I love it and can't wait to use it as soon as life slows down a little bit which brings me to some more news.

Mom is out of ICU!!!!! YEAH!!! She got moved to a regular room or as they put it out to the floor yesterday. That's one step closer to home. Unfortunately she's still going stir crazy. Now she will be able to get more visitors including a certain 5 year old who has been going nuts to see her since the surgery.