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It's Been A While!

Wow, I tell ya it seems as though my blogging has gone from feast to famine over the last couple of weeks! I'm happy to report that I have finished the last of my CHA projects for Authentique Paper and Simple Stories.  Just wait until you  see all of the beautiful paper lines that these two companies are coming out with! Halloween and Christmas and Fall and School and, and... well, that's enough really! I also received a fun assortment of new goodies from Imaginisce this past week too.  Yep, more Christmas and Halloween! Ahhh, I love the smell of ink and paper in the mornin' :)  And to get into the spirit of things, I'm adding lots of songs to my Christmas Oldies!
I posted my very last card for I Heart Ippity this week. After a full year, I've decided to hand over the reigns to someone new! Here's a peek at the card:
Once again, I've used one of the newest releases for Ippity Dream to Be IPK-171
I paired it up with my go-to paper of the month, {Summe…

Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Time to drag myself away from CHA projects and into the blogosphere! I have a  **WINNER** for my portion of the  PAPER ISSUES BLOG HOP I've used this handy-dandy random generator Random Sequence Generator Here is your sequence: Jodi said...Fabulous banner!!! I love the country homey!!!! Your owl bag is over the top!!!!! Sensational!!!!
June 10, 2012 7:20 PM

Congratulations, Jodi!  Just email me with your address and I'll get this right out to you :) Thank you all for participating!

Unity Hip Hop

Thursday Greetings  and  Welcome to the Unity Hip Hop! You should be here from the blog of Renee Aslette
I'm using some brand spankin' NEW Unity stamps for  today's's a little promo to share with ya
For this first card, I've used patterned papers from  Simple Stories {Documented} Collection and Bon Bon Twine by Doodlebug Designs.
 When I saw this stamp my first thought was "the washi tape lovers will swoon over this one!" I've paired up the stamps with some older My Mind's Eye and a Jillibean Soup scalloped tag. And I don't often think of it, but I love running actual cards through my Big Shot for embossing :)

Thanks for hopping by to see my it's time to travel  over to Stephanie Muzzulin's Blog, where I know you'll be inspired!

See y'all soon!

EAD Monday

Hello and Welcome  to the  EAD  DESIGNS  MONDAY BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY Each and every Monday, the Design Team of EAD share a vinyl project with you!  Whether you're looking to spruce up a corner  of your home or wanting to make a few cards, EAD has got you covered!

You should be arriving here from Rose's Blog Be sure to click on the logo above to see the vinyl that's being given away today :)
I've been waiting to do this. This past week we had several rooms in our house repainted and I couldn't wait to add some new art to the walls!

I'm always asking the questions...with three kids...always. Did you wash your hands?  Did you brush your teeth?   and their favorite... you did flush, right? hehehehe oh, the joys of motherhood!  And I don't know, but there's just something quite comical about the word "flush" sitting beneath such a beautiful print LOL
You can order this exact vinyl right here...and in just about any  color under the sun.
Now, it's off to our June …


Greetings and welcome to this week's UNITY STAMP of the WEEK This stamp will be available through tomorrow (Saturday), so grab it before it's too late.

Yep, I've used some old, old, old October Afternoon papers and a cute paper doily die-cut by Martha Stewart.  Easy and quick card...literally 10-minutes from start to finish!

I'm a fussy-cutter.  I love stamping onto various patterns and cutting the images out rather than coloring the images in.  This technique doesn't always work for  every stamp, but for this particular stamp, it worked perfectly!
Want to become a Stamp of the Week member? Visit Unity SOTW right here and find out the details!
And Unity loves sharing good deals... beat the heat and attend the Unity Garage Sale this weekend!
Have a safe and happy first weekend of Summer!

Monday Blog Hop & Giveaway

You should be here from Rose's Happy Place Blog!
For today's card I've chosen the Balloon Craze Rubons and Thinking of You Sentiments Stickerz **STICKERZ AND RUBONS SHIP FREE WITH EAD**

I applied the Balloon motif Rubon to a sheet of Simple Stories patterned paper and trimmed out.  The clear background Sentiment Stickerz blends in perfectly with the patterned paper!  I just love EAD! **You can order RUBONS in a HUGE variety of colors**
Now it's time to head over to our Guest Designer for this month...Donna! Happy Hopping!

Vintage Street Market

Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day! I'm up today at the VINTAGE STREET MARKET BLOG with not one, not two, but three projects!
First up is a layout; an 8×11 layout to be exact!  I found the perfect sketch from Page Maps and went from there.  I’ve used patterned papers, cut-out journal square  and a punch-out tag from the Family Fun Paper Kit.  I also punched out a couple of  hearts from one of the patterned papers as well!

To create the pleated accent, I cut 2″ x 12″ strip of paper, punched one edge with a  decorative edge and folded at 1/2″ increments.  Glue the ends together and fan into a circle.   Glue to the top of a 2″ circle and place something heavy on top until the glue has dried.   Vintage Street Market paper is the perfect weight for creating these fun embellishments.
My mom’s birthday was on the 11th of this month and of course she was expecting  a handmade card hehehe…her expectation I could not let down!

 Once again you see that I’ve created a pleated embellishment. Thi…

File It Under FRESH!

Fridays are Earth Friendly at  AUTHENTIQUE PAPERBLOG Who doesn't love taking something old, used or unexpected and turning it into something with a new life and purpose? For this Friday's project I used an old file folder.    By trimming away the top tab, I had a brand new slate to begin with.

I cut three strips of {Fresh} patterned paper, inked around the edges and then machine-stitched to the folder (leaving the top portion open).  I then embellished with a bit of roping at the top, scalloped borders and cotton trim, adhesive pearls and a pieced plaque hung by a wooden clothespin. If you love distressing with ink like I do, then you will love how beautiful the effect looks over the texture of Authentique paper.     A row of the adhesive tags from the {Fresh} Details 12x12 Sticker Sheet completes the bottom. For the inside of my fully-functional-file-folder-holder?  Why, handmade {Fresh} tags of course! I went online to and found these really great layered tags.  Tag maki…

Tool Time

Yep, it's kinda like the show from the '90's: Home Improvement. But we're talking scrappin' tools instead of wrenches and ban saws! This month at Imagnisce's Blog is  TOOL EXTRAVAGANZA
Each Design Team Member was asked to choose a tool to create a couple of projects with for the month.  I chose the I-Rock Mini Iron. Not only is it adorable because of its cute mini size, collapsible handle and color but it's the perfect tool for ironing out crinkled ribbon, putting a pleat in fabric or  attaching an iron-on applique to a pair of jeans!
For my first project I created a headband for Sydnee, aka: the headband-queen!

Fold 1" loops of ribbon and fold back onto itself; iron down with Mini Iron.   Attach length of ribbon to headband. Imaginisce Products: black headband, neutral fabric flowers, I-Magi Cut,  large Twist Daddy.
Next up...showing how to use the same ribbon recipe on a card.

Imaginisce Products: Mini Iron, Hello Cupcake Patterned Papers and Chipboard Sticker

Unity Hip Hop Thursday!

So last night was  BRAND NEW RELEASE  night with Unity Stamp Co. and {ippity} Stamps and  today the Unity Design Team will be hosting  HIP HOP THURSDAY  to show-off some of the newest wares!
You should be here from the very talented Robyn's Blog but in case you get lost in the shuffle, you can always start off at the Unity Stamp Co. Blog :)
Here is the {ippity} stamp set that I used: DREAM TO BE IPK-171
Isn't this the sweetest set of stamps?  Here's my card:

After stamping onto a light blue background, I water-colored the bird and  then cut out into an oval shape.  I also stamped the image onto green so that I could hand-cut the leaves out.   Patterned paper: Basic Grey The sentiment fits perfectly into the tag shape of the EK Success punch.

Love nice, BIG background stamps?
Here is the perfect one for you then

The card that I made using some of the Webster's Girl Land Collection

And finally...

Check out ALL of the New Releases here  _____________…

And the WINNER is...

It's time to announce the  WINNER  of my giveaway from the  SIMPLE STORIES BLOG HOP First, let me say a great big  THANK YOU  to all who stopped by and left a comment.  Each of them truly warmed my heart!  This is the best hobby for many reasons, but one that comes to mind is the generosity and support of others who share the  same love and passion for creating keepsakes with paper :) Now, to reveal our winner...
Congratulations to: Caroline Hackney said...That's a great idea to have a section for each child in your album!
*taking notes for future reference...*
June 8, 2012 10:42 PM
Caroline, just shoot me an email with your  address and I'll get your prize out asap! 
Thank you!

Uncle Sam Goes Summer Fresh

Hello again, Monday!
If you are here for the
PAPER ISSUES BLOG HOP please click --here-- I'm excited to be sharing a couple of things for  SIMPLE STORIES  today.
First up is Uncle-Sam-Gets-A-Summer-Makeover!  I love decorating my home in an Americana theme during the Summer... yep, it's all decked out in red,white and blue...from the front door to the back door  and several spots in between.  I wanted something  patriotic to grace the end table  in our living room; this decoration is perfect!

I found this adorable SVG file for Uncle Sam's hat at   When I spotted it, I knew that {Summer Fresh} would look so good on it!   It may look complicated, but it was actually very simple to put together.

  I wanted to include a nice vertical element, so I added the three scalloped  circles embellished with {Summer Fresh} patterned papers, cardstock stickers  and adhesive pearls from my stash.  I used bamboo skewers and attached them to  the back of the hat with a quick dry glue…