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Girly Land

Happy Friday, peeps! It's my day to share with you a little creation using Unity Stamp Co. and Webster's Pages GIRL LAND COLLECTION That's right...not only can you have the beautiful papers, stickers,  trim and bling from Webster's, but you can also pair them up with wonderful red rubber stamps from Unity that match Girl Land just perfectly.

For my project, I went with a layout of Syd and two of her besties :) This is just a peek of it...hop on over to the Unity Blog to see a full photo, plus
other projects created by the Unity Design Team!


I used the Bubbles Unity Stamp, and everything else (with exception to the felt circles and paper flowers) are from the Webster's Collection!

**PRIZES**PRIZES**PRIZES**PRIZES** Will be given away...just leave a comment for each day of the blog hop this week. I appreciate you dropping by!

It's All Good

This Thursday let's look at things Half Full instead of half empty! I've used the cutest stamp from Ippity. I can imagine making several tags and labeling pitchers  of various flavored drinks with them.
LIVE HALF FULL
IPPITY-IB-018


Aside from stamping the image onto white cardstock, I also stamped the fruit onto a yellow dot paper and then trimmed out.  I colored in the juice with a watercolor pencil and the fruit and straw with Zig markers.  Green scalloped tag by Jillibean Soup.
I'll be back tomorrow with my contribution to the  Unity Stamp Company and Webster's Pages Blog Hop We'll be showing off the new and girly Girl Land Collection!

As the banner says, come and visit...leave comments and you'll be in the running for some beautiful prizes :) See you all tomorrow!

Nook Soup!

Happy Wednesday! I have my last CARDS Challenge for the month up at  My Scrapbook Nook For this week's challenge, I roped in members of the Nook Forum to help cook up a unique soup.  
Here are the ingredients to choose from: 1. TWINE
2. BUTTONS
3. BUTTERFLIES
4. DECORATIVE EDGE
5. MIST
6. STAMPED SENTIMENT
7. STICKERS  Just use any FIVE on your card and use a Nook Kit. I've used the May {This & That} Kit by Echo Park
For my card I used twine for stitching the buttons, butterflies, decorative edge, stamped sentiment, sticker strip and mist. Stamp sentiment (Every Breath) by Unity Stamp Co. Simple and sweet...my kinda card :) See you all tomorrow and as always, thanks so much for stopping by today!

Webster & Unity GIRL LAND Blog Hop!

It's all starting today! The Webster's Pages and Unity Stamp Company GIRL LAND BLOG HOP

So many cute projects brought to you by the two Design Teams and centered around the  Girl Land collection by Webster's Page and Unity!  Yep, Unity carries the most adorable background stamps that match Girl Land just perfectly.

Come on over to the Unity Blog to get more details...chances to win from both companies! I'll be up on Friday...can't wait to show you my sweet Girl Land layout :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Jewelry With Imaginisce

Did you know that Imaginisce carries a variety of alterable jewelry, headbands and hair clip pieces? Dream of opening up your own little accessory shop on Etsy?
With Imaginisce, designing and creating jewelry has never been easier!
This week at the Imaginisce blog, the Design Team will show you  the many ways to create with the Magni-Top portion of the I-Top line. Like to win your very own collection? Just visit the blog each day and leave a lil 'ole comment :)
Here's my contribution For the pendant, I printed my daughter's name onto a piece of Makin' Waves
patterned paper.  After attaching the paper to a Large Magnet Daddy, I covered
the entire top with Liquid Glass...I love the sheen that it gives to the pendant!
I topped it with a few pieces of colorful ribbon, a bit of baker's twine and a pearl
attachment that once belonged on a bracelet.
With the Magni-Top Jewelry, you can interchange the pieces whenever you like!
Don't forget to stop by the blog...and good luck at winni…

God Bless the USA

Good Monday and Memorial Day

First I would like to thank all of the service men and women who have served and do serve our country.  It's only because of your sacrifice and God's grace that we live in the comforts of FREEDOM! And HAPPY 44th Birthday to my hubby...who always seems to have a nice long weekend to celebrate his birthday LOL
Now, let's do a little celebrating with the  EAD DESIGNS MONDAY BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY 
You should be arriving here from the very talented Rose of  Rose's Happy Place...if not, be sure to click here so you don't miss a thing :)
For today's assignment, I wanted to represent Americana. Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off-to-Summer, and because I LOVE all things red-white-and-blue, I decided on this
  I used the whimsical hat and star Stickerz from Patriotic Party

I applied the Stickerz to white cardstock and then trimmed out.  I like to do this if I'm planning on popping up the Stickerz images with foam dots. Check out the huge as…

Thank You!

It's Sunday and that means  Stamp of the Week time at Unity Stamp Company This week's stamp:

I paired up the sweet stamp with elements from Simple Stories and a bit of October Afternoon.
This came together rather quickly.  I stamped the image three times onto yellow, green and red patterned papers, then carefully cut out with a pair of micro-tip scissors.  After assembling the pieces and  adhering to the Simple Stories journal mat, I embellished with a bit of  jute and wooden buttons. The Unity SOTW blog is loaded with lots of cute ideas for this stamp! $5.79 per week gets you the exclusive SOTW directly from Unity... and that includes shipping ;) --------------------------------------- I have a full week's worth of projects on hand for the upcoming week, so stay tuned. See you then!

Authentic and Unique Opportunity!

When I received an email a couple of weeks ago from Emily Lanham, the new Authentique Design Team and Social Media Coordinator,  asking me to join their Design Team, I pretty quickly said YES! And I really had no other plans of joining anymore Design Teams for now, but...
 always the BUT... but having just recently purchased some of the newer Authentique products, and having fell in love with the superior quality of their papers and stickers, I couldn't let this dream opportunity pass me by :)  I even told Emily, "I really don't  'scrapbook' much...I'm a papercrafter and cardmaker more or less" She said that was exactly what they were looking for...lots of altered artsy stuff, home dec projects, cards, etc., which is so authentically and uniquely ME (get it? hehehe)!

 I will be crafting alongside two other newbies to the group (and two fellow DT'ers all ready): Guiseppa Gubler and Angie Blom, as well as veterans: Heather Conklin, Natalie Dever, Emily Lanham, Janeen…

Unity Memorial Weekend

Unity Stamp Company knows how to celebrate! In honor of MEMORIAL DAY, they're having a sale... a big sale.
(Just click on photo to take you directly to SALE items)
**Begins today at 1:30 PM and will end Sunday** We thought we'd share it early so that you can get your shop on before  the festivities of a fun-filled weekend ensues!

It's a great time to stock up on Unity Stamps! Have fun shoppin' and savin' and  HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY  to my US friends :)

Give Them An Inch...

...and they'll take a yard! I love that old saying. It's the theme for my CARDS Challenge at My Scrapbook Nook  this week :) For the month of May, we've enjoyed the beautiful collection of Echo Park Paper'sThis & That.  One of the papers is lined in different colors and sizes of yard sticks, or rulers.  I love it! With that design in mind, I thought this  would make a great challenge.  I sought out several photos from Pinterest and Etsy.  I'm not showing all of the inspiration photos here, but you can check out the entire challenge at our Nook Blog or on the Forum.
Inspiration Photo:
My Card:

These butterflies from Maya Road are cute.  Since they're canvas, you could mist them,
paint them, stitch on them, etc.  I decided to leave them plain.  But because they're not
really stiff and I wanted the wings to 'stand-up', I inserted a brad through the center
and then pointed the prongs upward...this made the wings stand up just as I wanted!
I love this card...it has s…

Teacher Appreciation

At one time I thought that I wanted to be  a school teacher...seems to be a lot of little girls' dreams, right? I started out my first year of college with the 'basic' courses  geared towards an education degree.  Quickly I learned that I  didn't think this was the route for me career-wise!  And since I have been a substitute teacher and school nurse I know that I made the right decision LOL So, kudos to all of those wonderful teachers out there...you really deserve it! To celebrate the ending of another school year,  Imaginisce  is recognizing educators with TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK For my project, I went straight to SVG Cuts and grabbed a file for the sweetest apple container.
  For the inner part of the container, I used one of the HELLO CUPCAKE papers with the blue/white polka dots on the back. For the stem, also a paper from HELLO CUPCAKE. The stars were punched from the sunny print from MAKIN' WAVES.


I also used the star punch to create the dove-tails on the ends of the bann…

More Than Cupcakes?

It's Stamp of the Week time with Unity Stamp Company! Lovin' this so-sweet-you'll-get-a-tooth-ache stamp set


I like the stark look of the white journal heart on hop of the distressed manila tag and distressed/stamped images...doesn't it POP?!? Quick, quick, quick tag...just stamp the cupcake image onto three different scraps of paper; trim out and assemble! Now, you can only get this sweet set this week, as with all of the SOTW Check out the details here: STAMP OF THE WEEK Unique stamps mailed to you each and every week for only $5.79/mo.
and that price includes shipping ($7.79 Internationally)

As always, I really and truly appreciate you stopping by! And I haven't forgotten the giveaway...just getting as much fun stuff rounded up  as possible so that it's tha bomb ;)

Monday EAD Blog Hop

What a great weekend...I got so much accomplished and I absolutely love the feeling of accomplishment :)
Let's start this Monday off with the EAD Designs Blog Hop & Giveaway
You should be here from the very talented Rose's blog, but don't forget to start out at EAD to see the giveaway!

I'm a little stuck on hot air balloons it seems! This is the third project that I've created with the balloon motif on it in the past week.  But I love them...they're happy.

I used the Vintage Treasures and Birthday Sentiments Stickerz I applied the clear Stickerz onto a patterned paper and trimmed out! Patterned papers by Authenique Stamp by Unity Stamp Co.


**STICKERZ and RUBONS SHIP FREE WITH EAD**  Now it's off to Amy's wonderful blog. Thanks so much for stopping by...I'll be back in a bit!

Love is all that matters

I managed to squeeze in a mini album this week. These sweet Bella Blvd papers from the May Paper Bakery kit just kept staring  at me and I just had to use them! 

{THE LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS} Sydnee had a few Valentine's cards left over and I couldn't resist these chipmunks :) The colors match perfectly with the Sunshine & Happiness papers. Here are a couple of the inner pages...you can see all of them here.

I have it listed at Dot & Whimsy at Etsy.
Thanks for visiting...hope you're having a nice and relaxing weekend :)

Happy Friday!

So I actually got out of the house today. (I'm the type that can spend days at home and never get bored!) I went and visited with Michi at Scrapbooker's Emporium in Texarkana and will be teaching my very first mini album class there in August :)  I can't wait!   Then I went to Wal-Mart...I hadn't been in close to two months; seriously. I came across two friends who were shopping.  They both said the same thing "I'm just trying to get my stuff and get outta here!"  I guess a lot of us share that same disdain for stepping through the doors of Wal Mart LOL But it's done.  Thank the Lord, it's done. 
Now on to scrappy stuff! I had the best intentions of blogging my other projects that were  featured here and there yesterday (and Wednesday!), but I just didn't get around to it.   So, here we go...
I HEART IPPITY I have been in love with this stamp ever since I laid eyes on it and can't believe that I'm just now getting around to using it: BE BRAVE...BRANCH …

Graduation and Cupcakes

It's Thursday all ready...wow! Today is the last day of high school for my oldest son, Tyler. Bittersweet. We were excited to find out that he received a Leadership Scholarship to the university that he'll be attending this Fall.  What an answer to prayer!  And I didn't mention before, but he also received the
Bear Varsity Football Leadership Award 
and 
Varsity Baseball Defensive Player of the Year
at the Athletic Banquet last week.
Eh-hum, in our family we don't call it being a leader, we call it being BOSSY haha!
But we're so proud of him nonetheless :)

(and excuse the shirt...he was in a hurry and didn't have time to properly press it.  I almost crawled
under the table when he walked in lookin' like that...ugh)

Now, onto really important stuff like...
HELLO CUPCAKE
from
Imaginisce

It's HELLO CUPCAKE Release Week at Imaginisce Blog...and Release Week means
that there's a giveaway in store :)  Stop by the blog and leave a comment on this week's projects
featuring…