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Unity Hip Hop & Buck Sale!

Good Day! Welcome to the weekly  UNITY HIP HOP THURSDAY and JUST A BUCK ($) SALE! **Buy one Itty Bittyand get one for a $1** Also, if you spend $30 or more, you will receive this sweet  mitten stamp by Angie Blom We'll also be awarding three lucky commentors with a $20 Gift Certificate, so don't forget to comment along the way :)
--You should be arriving here from Renee Aslette's Blog--
For the hop today, I've used the October Kit-of-the-Month!
As you can see, I've stamped the reindeer, holiday sentiment  and holly leaves with berries and trimmed out in different ways. I colored in the holly leaves and added a sheen of glitter to  the little berries.  After cutting out the reindeer, I layered it with a larger oval cut from Simple StoriesHandmade Holiday!
Distressing the edges of the oval and banner lends to the homespun feel of the papers used.  
I love any circle-style stamps where I can punch them out  and then layer with a larger scalloped circle.  When I spotted these adorable &quo…

A Festive Christmas Countdown

First, I would like to extend my thoughts and heartfelt prayers to all of my friends on the East Coast...stay safe out there, y'all!
Okay, really.   I don't know if this post was deleted from my blog or if I simply  failed to post it in the first place...but I cannot believe that you all have missed out (hehehe) on one of my  Earth Friendly Friday Projects at Authentique Paper!
My husband gets tons of 'stuff' in the mail pertaining to his job:  samples, displays, packaging, etc. And because his 'office' is his vehicle, he doesn't have the room to haul around  each and every thing that he's been sent.   Take this acrylic display for was set to go in the trash and I quickly grabbed it up! Because you can find these frames just about anywhere, I thought it would be a great
Earth Friendly Friday project :)

Are you ready to
Gather up the papers & stickers from the
Festive Collection
and let's get started!  You will also need an 8.5 …

Last EAD Blog Hop

This is the final Monday for the EAD BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY *sniff* Very sad to be saying goodbye to Emily and EAD Designs. I have thoroughly enjoyed crafting with vinyl and cool stickers! And I will miss saying: you should be here from Rose's Happy Place:)

I layered clear Stickerz with punched shapes and patterned papers by Authentique.  Punch by Imaginisce.
We will be having a "good-bye" hop on Wednesday, so we'll see you then! Now time to head over to Amy Tsurata's Blog Have a wonderful week!

cards with bella

It's Thursday CARDS Day with  BELLA BLVD For both of my cards today, I've used the brand spanking new KISS ME COLLECTION! Every single thing (except crochet thread) is from Bella Blvd! For the leaves I used a heart punch...I wanted something different and whimsical...I think it did the trick :)
For this, I embossed the kraft card in a swiss dot pattern to match the Designer Tape, papers and chipboard letters! Come on over to bellablvd.typepad.comtoday and  check out all of the inspiration! I {heart} makin' stuff with Bella Blvd ♥
I do believe it's "Show Me Your Craft Room" day over at the
I'll show off my room later on today :)
See y'all!

My Pappy & Me

Wednesday Greetings! First up let me mention the newest collection on tap for  IMAGINISCE They've changed things up for the new year!   I just received my design team box of this new release and I was  tickled PINK to see adorable sticker sheets, washi and BUTTONS... you know I love some buttons! Be on the look-out for this collection of LOVE coming to your favorite scrap stores soon :)

Now, onto my latest layout for  THE PAPER BAKERY This page features products from the October Scrapbook Kit by The Paper Bakery!  Sarah also offers Mixed Media and Altered Project Kits
Tomorrow is CARDS day at Bella Blvd, so I'll be seeing you then :)

Mini Home

 **If you are here for the Paper Issues/Unity Blog Hop click here**

I'll be sharing my newest layout for  THE PAPER BAKERY  tomorrow, but I didn't realize that I didn't blog about the mini album that I posted last week...oops!

 I've used the October Paper Bakery Scrapbook Kit and these adorable house-shaped cut-outs from Michaels.  Seems to be the perfect size for minis, which  are my first love when it comes to papercrafting…if I’m given a chance to do one, I do it LOL. I used a Unity Stamp and I Top punch by Imaginisce in creating the sun and clouds :)
 First, I simply trace the house pattern onto desired paper, trim out and begin embellishing.  I also cut out a smaller photo/mat for each page.

 I like to incorporate my favorite paper punches...they're great for layering and adding a unique look to your album.   Mini albums are a terrific way to showcase a special event in your life! See more inspiration using the October Kit at the Paper Bakery Blog! And if you're in sear…


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Unity Stamp & Paper Issues, click here

Welcome to the Monday installment of the EAD DESIGNS BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY
Only one more Monday to share our EAD projects with you :( As you probably know, EAD will no longer be taking orders and will be closing their doors at the end of this month.  **You should be here from Rose's Blog**
My daughter went to her very first Halloween party over the weekend.  I can't remember ever buying my kids a costume.   We've always used resources from around the house!   Yes, call me a tight-wad I don't care LOL Let me share what she came up with....she called herself a 'nerd ballerina' I thought she looked like Junie B Jones :)
 Ahhh, thank goodness for Dance costumes, right!?! She wanted a little 'hostess' gift for her friend, so we came up with this:
Clear pillow boxes are just perfect for vinyl from EAD! We literally finished this in 5 minutes...and her friend was  absolutely ecstatic!  Win, Win!

Believe In Yourself

Welcome to the "Believe in Yourself" Blog Hop  sponsored by  Unity Stamp Company & Paper Issues
**You should be arriving here from Renee Aslette's Blog**
Being a part of both Design/Creative Teams makes this hop even more exciting and fun for me!   Cassie (owner of Paper Issues) created some very special kits for us  to use in conjunction with Unity Stamps with the theme being: Believe in Yourself
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we were  thinking pink, along with inspirational messages for all women, whether they are a breast cancer survivor or not.  All women have been affected in one way or another by this type of cancer.  
For my project I have created a layout of my Mamaw Bea at her 90th Birthday Party.  In her 90 years she has been through so much: losing two sons, a husband, parents, a grandchild and having been in a major car wreck and dealing with the recuperation associated with that.   Through it all, she's been…

May Arts + Vintage Street Market

Happy Friday, Happy Friday! I have a project up today over at the  MAY ARTS & VINTAGE STREET MARKET BLOG HOP I took a plain wooden door-knob hanger and covered in the  Marshall Matthew paper from the Family Fun Collection by Vintage Street Market
 I then embellished with a punch-out and cut-out accents from the Party Games Paper Sheets & Tags.  After threading buttons from my stash with Licorice Twirly Twine, I attached them to the banner with Dodz Adhesives by 3L.
For the bottom of the hanger, I looped different ribbons and lengths of ribbons and attached.  Perfect for those scraps of ribbon that are too small to make a bow out of.  
In finishing, I trimmed the edge with a wide red jute cording. I love that you could hang this from a door to welcome birthday party guests, tie onto a wreath or fashion in a way so that it could be used as a centerpiece. Best of can be used again and again, year after year!
As you can see, this collaborative hop started on Monday and ends today. If you …


Mornin' Y'all! Welcome to this week's  UNITY STAMP HIP HOP **You should be arriving here from Renee Aslette's Blog**
We've got prizes again this week,
 so don't forget to  comment as you hop! Three lucky peeps will receive a
 $20 Unity Gift Certificate
I haven't had a chance to craft with one of  Authentique's newest collections, Original,  so I thought this hop the perfect venue to do so... especially paired up with the gorgeous "Share Your Smile" Itty Bitty Authentique/Unity co-branded stamp!

I stamped the wire dress form image in a vibrant blue
Kaleidacolor by Imagine Craft and colored in lightly with a blue watercolor.
All of the patterned papers and stickers are from theOriginal Collection.

I've had the pleasure of hosting this month's Unity Challenge: Pumpkins.
Here are two samples that I made for it!

 Both were created using a shape and background stamp from the
Unity August Kit-of-the-Month
I invite you to come on over and play along with us!

Kiss Me, Bella!

It's here, it's finally here! The newest, cutest, most adorable collection by BELLA BLVD  . . . . KISS ME ♥A Pretty & Hip Valentines Collection♥

I'm crafting up some fun stuff with this collection as we speak! Visit the Bella Blog as the Design Team will begin bringing all sorts of inspiration throughout the coming weeks ♥  Now, is that some luscious eye-candy or what?!? See you in a bit :)

Cards With Bella

Good Evening I need to share my Bella Blvd cards for this week before I forget!  Normally, it's Cards Thursday, but this week, due to a BIG reveal tomorrow, we're having Cards Tuesday :)
 I simply adore the characters from the "Too Cute to Spook" Collection! This little mummy guy looks as though he should be holding something, so I  thought "banner!"  I took two matching Stick Pin Flags and a  Miniature Sticker and  made a banner that was pretty quick and easy to do. Turn the two pins so that the pointy ends are facing each other.   wrap the tab from the sticker over the pins and then attach to your card  with foam dots on each piece.  I tied on a couple of buttons to hide the pin! Supplies:
Too Cute To Spook: The Boo Crew, Full Moon, Cute Cuts, Miniature Stickers; Button Market: Aqua Flowers; Flags: Birthday Boy 1, Birthday Boy 2; Designer Tape: Jail Bird
 I love my leaf punch as I think every flower needs a leaf or two!  For this card I created the leaves …