Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Last of 2009 Christmas Stuff

Hello all,
Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!! I wanted to share my favorite gift that I made this year (for my mom). She likes Santa Clauses and when I saw this paper, this framed picture idea popped into my head. I LOVE the look of him too and plan to make one for us, maybe in the middle of summer when I'm not over loaded with Christmas stuff.

I love these "floating frames", but this is very hard to take a nice picture looks so much better in person. The papers and embellies are from the Bo Bunny St Nick Collection. The red stickers are Making Memories and I used Mod Podge Sparkle for adhesive and to add a little sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I won some blog candy from 7 Gypsies that I wanted to share. They were VERY generous with this package!! It contains an ATC spinner and all the fixins for it. I can't wait to turn it into a home decor piece with a combo of stamped ATC's and photos, I will definitely share it with you when it is done. It may take a while, but it will get done.

Right now I put everything back in the cute box and it is under the tree, one of my favorite gifts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

H{ippity} Hop!!!

Hello and happy H{ippity} Hopping Monday. This is my 1st {ippity} blog hop and I'm so excited to see all of the wonderful creations by all of the incredible {ippity} girls. Sorry if my post is late, I wasn't sure what time things got started and my daughter has a late start at school every Monday (9:15 first bell). If you just happened upon my blog today you should really go to the {ippity} blog to check out where things started and to see the list of creative participants....there is an {ippity} blinkie to your right that will get you there.
Here is my project for today. This quote is an absolute favorite of mine, especially in the last 2 years. We have had to downsize from a 3 bedroom full basement duplex condo home to a 2 bedroom apartment. Though I've worried about my daughter (of course) and how things would affect her....she is still in the same school she has been in since Kindergarten....this quote is SO TRUE for us. There is so much love between us that it really doesn't matter where we live and what we have, or don't have, as long as we are together.

This project includes
stamps from {ippity}
bracket from Life's little moments
tree from Simply Home (LOVE this tree, I think it may be an {ippity} classic)
Papers (piggy tales) and ribbon are left overs from an old kit, not sure where I got it.
house chipboard and bird charms are Maya Road
pearls from Kaisercraft
Fiskars border punch
label dies from spellbinders

I would like to say CONGRATS to Lisa and Michelle for becoming part of the amazing {ippity} design team!!! I can't wait to see what fabulous and inspiring projects you have for us in the future.

THANKS so much for stopping by today, Have a great day!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Last Unity Friends with Flair Of 2009!!!

Hi to all of you wonderful friends!! I can't believe it's the last FWF of the year, where did it go?? I never really understood that saying when I was a kid, but ever since had my daughter.... time is speeding up.

Today I took a break from my gift making to bring you more classic Unity that I have not used in a while.
This wonderful bird is from Unity's January 2009 Kit, love ETC. The sentiment is from their May 2009 kit ....another sweet day. I LOVE looking back at my Unity stash of stamps and I ALWAYS find multiple ideas to choose from, especially the past kits of the month....which I have been getting since Sept 2008. I have never been disappointed and always wonder how they keep getting better. If you would like to check out some unity stamps just click on the unity addict blinkie I have to the right. Hope to see you back here in 2010!!!
Enjoy your day!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome Club Anya Holiday Blog Hoppers!!!

I am so happy to be doing my very 1st Club Anya Blog Hop with my 1st Anya stamp. I chose the wonderful Angel Anya, I just love her. The base of my card is real wrapping paper, I've never tried that before and this one may have been a little too shiny for the photo by our Christmas tree.
Angel Anya is colored with copics and atyou spica glitter markers(she sparkles like Edward). There are some clear glitter snowflakes in the upper left corner that are very hard to see. SO SORRY for this bad photo, I didn't get done in time for enough natural light. The joy and snowflake chipboard are from Creative Imaginations and the ovals and pendant die cuts are spellbinders. Thanks so much for stopping by through this great hop!!

To see the entire list of Holiday Hoppers go to Club Anya by clicking on the large Club Anya blinkie I have to the right and a little above this sentence. See you on Paper Craft Planet!!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winning is So MUCH FUN!!!!

Yesterday during Unity Friends with Flair I had the blinke to win 25 random Unity stamps on my blog. The winner is JenMarie!!! Congrats to you and please email the super talented Eryn at

I was ALSO a winner yesterday!!!! I won a GREAT prize from the 7 Gypsies Blog!! Here is what they said...
"you have won a prize package that has an ATC spinner and all the fixings to go with are going to love it, So much stuff"
WOW!!! I am so excited to get that package it will be like Christmas!!! In the past month I have won 3 scrappin/stampin prizes, I am usually not lucky at all and just don't win things. I guess my luck has least for a little while!! The 1st prize was a store credit from Paper Maniac, which was GREAT to have for the Dec Copic Club they have. Anyone interested in trying out copics should check it out, it's really great, you get some markers and a tutorial. The 2nd was the I {HEART} TWILIGHT giveaway from Tattered Angels, Including the very last bottle of twilight glimmer mist on their shelves and dazzling diamonds...named after Edward, candy apple red, and cinder. These colors are awesome, I have had so much fun using them so far!!! Now the 7 gypsies, I am so thankful for all of these.

Thanks to all that visited yesterday, it was very fun to host Friends with Flair. I LOVE UNITY stamp Co. so much!!! Their stamps are amazing, but even more amazing is how they treat their "friends" and customers!! They are truly a top-notch business all around, something that isn't very easy to find. I am so glad I found them back in September of 2008!


Friday, December 11, 2009

A Frigid Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hello to all of you friends of Unity with flair!!!! It was below zero here yesterday and it took me 1 1/2 hours to dig my car out of the 17+ inches of snow. To all of you visiting from a warm climate...I am very jealous today!!! It is beautiful though when you are inside and nice and warm.

If you haven't checked in with Unity yet they are having a great sale this weekend, 25 % off all stamps and a free single for every $10.00 you spend. Time to stock up on those stamps you've had on your wish list!! To check it out you can click on my Unity Addict blinkie to the right.

Today I have 2 cards to share with you. When I saw this Merry Christmas die cut from the My Mind's Eye colorful Christmas collection I immediately thought of this mitten stamp from the December 2008 kit of the month, little reminders. I just love this stamp and these colorful papers.
It is hard to show the sparkly glitter in the picture, you can see through the glitter much better in person

For my 2nd card I used Making Memories wedding collection with a Unity stamp I consider to be a "Unity classic", Feel the Joy.
So if this is your 1st friends with flair, as you are looking at all of the wonderful creations, you need to look for the blinkie and leave a comment on that site for a chance to win 25 Unity stamps.

Unity Flair!

And, yes you have found the blinkie here this week. So, leave a comment here, and you will have a chance to win 25 random stamps from Unity. On Saturday I will tell you who is the lucky winner!!! Good Luck!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

UNITY Friends with FLAIR!!!!

Welcome Unity Friends with Flair and Happy Friday!!! SORRY for this horrible picture but it has been such a bad morning I don't even know where to begin...I'm actually lucky I even got my card onto the computer the way things have been going.!! I actually really like my pink sparkly snowman card and I'm sad I can't get a better picture right now....oh well, maybe(hopefully) later.

Here is a much better photo

I made this card with the beautiful snowman from the Unity November store kit {Believe in fairytales}. The dp, sheer flower, button and ribbon are from the pink Christmas card kit I got from dream designs by iralamija ( I love her designs and her store). I stamped and embossed the snowman but wasn't happy with it yet so then I covered the more solid areas with Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz. The tag with border is from Quickutz, the scalloped oval and snowflakes are from spellbinders, embossing folder is cuttlebug, glitter is Martha Stewart and bling is from CTMH.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I always really appreciate your comments and encouragement!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Elzybells Seeing Stars Challenge

Today (or yesterday already) I made a card for the Elzybells "seeing stars" make a project using stars. I recently started coloring with copics and I've had my eye on ALL of the Elzybells stamps I've ever seen, so I decided it was time to try some. I just love this reindeer, bird and stars stamp!! I don't have enough shades of copics to make a nice reindeer yet so I used some different shades of my LYRA skin tone colored pencils, it is definitely nothing like copics!! I outlined the reindeer in my chocolate atyou spica twinkling marker, the dots on it's back are colored in with moonlight smooch, I used the gold atyou spica for the stars. The die cuts are spellbinders, the bird is colored with copics, I random stamped the large star on the background paper and then added Basic Grey rub ons to make them pop a little better. The chipboard star, bubble wonder sticker and bling are from my craft supplies.

Thanks so much for visiting and thanks to elzybells for all of their beautiful stamps.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I won the My Tattered Angels I {HEART} TWILIGHT give away!!!

Nov 18th or 19th found a Twilight give away on the My Tattered Angels Blog...and, of course, I entered. Then on Friday Nov 20th I went to see New Moon at 10:30am, picked my daughter up at school and went to get on an airplane to New York City. I HAD to see the movie before we left...and it was worth all of the rushing around!!! (though everyone else thought I was crazy) I hope the rest of you fans enjoyed it too. Check out this post of the beautiful TWILIGHT layout on their blog and what I guessed to win!!! I'm so excited!!! I LOVE Tattered Angels!!!


Happy December!!!!

Hello to all of you stampers out there. Today is a great day, the day Unity reveals their new kit of the month!!! This kit is always incredible and just keeps getting better.....every month I wonder how that is possible, and then it happens again!!! Here's a picture for you (including the little extra everyone cute!!!) and happy December!!!