Saturday, February 28, 2009

And the winner of the CRAPAPALOOOZA is
Random Numbers

That's you!!!

Be sure to email me your snail mail addy for your BIG BOX OF CRAP!!!


Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left a comment!!

Now for my big news....
which I had to talk Mandy into letting me let out of the bag because I forgot that today isn't March 1st...LOL..tomorrow is

I am the 7th Six Chick!!!

I am the Guest Designer for March for LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!

I am so excited to be a part of this talented team for the month of March!
The official announcement will be tomorrow or Monday on Mandy's Blog

If you don't get the Six Chick reference then you totally need to go rent

You can go shopping at Limelight


Mandy is Awesome!! and Girl does she have DEALS AND STEALS!!

February 23- March 1 ONE DAY LEFT FREE PAPER!!For every three individual sheets of cardstock you purchase, you'll get to choose one more for FREE! For every three individual sheets of patterned paper you purchase, you'll also choose one for FREE! Just let us know which one(s) you'd like for free in the Comments section of your order! Happy shopping!Be sure to visit the Limelight Papercrafts creative blog on Thursday, March 5, for our next sketch and product challenge! The challenge will focus on using Ric Rac, and we'll be giving away one yard of EACH of the four new 1.5" ric rac ribbons to one lucky winner!

and now...

Just look at this YUMMY GOODNESS...

Apparently I've found my inner Martha Stewart!!

I made these yesterday to take to a Mom's night out...

I'm so proud of them!!

I got the idea from this book

Which made even me feel like a cupcake artist!!
So I'm out...
I'm going to hopefully get time this weekend to lock myself in my craft room
and do this....

Christi got that for me isn't it adorable!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

It's a Hangover with a Sketch and a BIG BOX OF CRAP!!!

This is my 200th post!!!
Holy Honey Bunches of Oats....
So in honor of this momentous occasion
I'm giving away a big box of CRAP!!
(because we always need more CRAP!)
See the bottom of this post for more details..
Right now
it's time to get our groove on...
It's Hip Hop Hangover Day at the Unity forum on SplitCoast Stampers!
A day of fun and chatting HERE


there are still a bunch of great deals on the Unity Website

so if you haven't been...go get your shop on...
the sentiments are on sale for a steal!!
I've got a layout to share with you today

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co Feb KOM ; Paper is Making Memories Passport Line

The sentiment I designed myself from one of my favorite quotes from My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult....What do you think?

Here's the sketch

If you decide to use the sketch please link me up so I can see what you do with it!

and a card to share as well..

I might be a little hungover from Valentine's day, but really I just love those rich pinks and browns...Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Company Love Birdies and Spunky Princess

Paper is Cosmo Cricket

Speaking of Spunky Princesses...t

here is a challenge going on right now over at SCS to make a card for one very Spunky Princess

Little Princess Taylor...Go Here to read her story

and then go Here to join the challenge and send her a card

Back to my big box of CRAP giveaway!!!

I have stuffed a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box with crap for one lucky random commenter on this post by Saturday Morning at 8am.
It is stuffed with stuff
some opened and hardly used
some brand new and never used
a couple Unity Stamps
some other odds and ends..
So don't forget to leave a comment and I'll post the winner tomorrow
and there will be something else I have to share tomorrow too...
I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Holy Crap!!!

No, this isn't a continuation of my exploding sewer line story...
Holy Crap!

it's been forever since I've been able to play along!!

Today's challenge was to make a Get Well card

which was perfect because I have to make a few!!
one of my stamping SCS friends Sherry, actually her Mom,
fell and broke her hip so we've been praying for her and bombarding her with cards as onlystampers/papercrafters can do
I was also able to use Amber's sketch challenge for this as well
Love it when
you can use two challenges for one project!!
If you would like to send Sherry's Mama a card,

Supplies used: Unity Stamps Jan KOM, Simply Said

Daisy D's paper

Another "Card Shower" going on is for this most precious angel ever
Little Princess Taylor, who is turning 4 on March 3rd
her story is so inspiring
if you go read it you will fall in love!
If you would like to send a birthday card to Taylor

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co: Aug KOM, Sept KOM, Butterfly Beauty,Simply Said

Paper is Scenic Route

I also have some exciting news to share on March 1st, I can't believe I've held it in as long as I have...but just a few more days!!

By the Way..My 200th post is coming very very soon...

stay tuned for a BIG BOX OF CRAP to be given away!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Something screwy is going on with blogger...
but you can scroll down to see my newest post..

You'd never believe it if I didn't show you...

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth....

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back into the swing...!

as you know we moved to Andrews AFB and although we are very happy to be here safe and sound...and looking forward to getting out and seeing the many things there are to see

things have not gone quite as smoothly as we hoped along the way

but WE'RE HERE! and getting settled

so buckle in this is probably going to be the longest post ever..

here we go

Snowstorm in the Mountains on the drive here

It was beautiful...but I think my fingernails are all still attached to my steering wheel

Carsick Dog

Cocoa, the one on the right...uggggh...despite drugs from the Vet....

hotel, hotel, hotel

my camera ran out of batteries for a few days..

Arrive in DC!!


On the Mall....

Smithsonian (Natural History)

It really was kind of like "Night at the Museum"

These were all from our first few days here...

Then, on Friday we were able to get our house and move in!!

and then on Saturday

our sewer lines backed up and exploded all over the front yard


So...We didn't want to have to move out again...yeah, we're crazy...we were able to get another room on base on Sunday and went back and forth to use the bathroom/ shower etc...

Don't even ask what we did until Sunday...


unpacking all weekend

and then Tuesday...(please refer to the title of this post)


We have running water and toilets that flush...amazing how you tend to take that for granted!!

I love those guys!!

Today was our first day of homeschooling...we're having some growing pains...which is to be expected...but I have faith it's going to work....and I have met some of the nicest people here!!

We did get to watch Air Force One land last week and wave to President Obama, but it was dusk and you're not allowed to use flash photography

and finally..

I made a card

Supplies: Stamps Unity Stamp Company, Paper K&Co

I have some serious catching up to do on all your blogs!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

And the Growing in Unity Week Winner is...
email Eryn for some Unity Sugar
you go girl!!

We are here in DC, safe and staying on base waiting for a house...

thanks everyone for hanging in there and supporting me these past several weeks!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

This is it!!! Growing in Unity Week Day 5

It's Hip Hop Hangover Day over at Splitcoast!!

You can join in the festivities


Thanks so much for hanging out with me this week!!





Unity Stamps: Giggle Grove, Hey Chick!

Paper is K&Co

Supplies: Unity Stamps: Polka Dot Cupcake, Something to Say

Paper is Fancy Pants

Unity Stamps: Giggle Grove, This is what Love looks like, Sept KOM

Paper is Colorbok

Thank you so much for joining me on my Unity Journey this week. I hope you've enjoyed my projects as I have enjoyed this opportunity to showcase product from such an amazing company!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won some Unity Sugar!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

GIUW...Day 4

Hello again!
Hope you're Hip Hopping with the Unity DT if not you can start by going
at Angela's blog
and then you can join everyone to Hip Hop the day away at the Unity forum on SCS
Thanks for coming by!!
Let's see what Unity goodness I have in store for you today...

"hoo loves ya baby?"
Supplies Used: Unity Stamps: Owl Always Love You, Our Life, Our Stories, Wish Sticks

Paper K&Company

"Boom goes my Heart"

Stamp: Unity , Paper K&Co, Dreamstreet

Tomorrow is the my last day of Growing In Unity week!

Don't forget to leave a comment for my drawing for some Unity Sugar!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Growing In Unity..Day 3

Hope your week is going FABU...
This should be our last day on the road
Looking forward to not feeling my butt vibrating for a few days
and spending sometime in the Hotel Whirlpool
with some other things that are bubbly..

Here's what I have to share with you today...

It was incredibly simple to make this little Valentine Treat bag filled with Hershey Kisses.

I used a felt square that I folded in half and stitched around the bottom and side. Turned it inside out. I freehand cut from felt the red heart and stitched it to the front. Then cut slits to thread the ribbon through to tie it closed. To make the Card and Tag I used Unity Stamp Company: Owl Always Love You,August KOM and Mix up of Cuteness. Paper is Bazill and Fancy Pants.

and a card...

For this I used Unity Stamp Company Aug KOM

Paper is Basic Grey, and K&Company

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Growing In Unity Week!!! Day two...

Hello my funny little friends...
Well, it's Tuesday,
GIU Day 2....
and hopefully I am somewhere
past Lexington, Ky
on the road in my Dodge Dakota
free and easy down the road I go
with Houdini and Gerbil our Hamsters
and Duchess and Cocoa the dogs
and one of the kids
probably strapped to the roof with duct tape...
ok not really
enough about The Travelling Castellano's
You want eyecandy
so here ya go

I made this envelope using a 61/2 by 12 sheet of cardstock, folded up the bottom to about two inches from the top and stiched around the sides to create a pocket. I then folded down the top to creat a flap, and scalloped the edge and rounded all the corners. I used Unity Stamp Company: Giggle Grove, Growing in Unity, and Circle of Thanks. Paper is Basic grey Offbeat. Love that paper!

And a layout...

I used Unity Stamp Company Nov KOM, Our Life Our Stories, and Smile Paper is We R Memory Keepers and Fancy Pants..

Don't forget to leave a comment because you love me!

or because you just want a chance to win free stamps


Monday, February 2, 2009

Growing In Unity Week!!!

I'm up!!
Thanks for coming by for "Growing In Unity, Day by Day, Week by Week"

I hope you'll enjoy what I have in store for you and don't forget to leave a comment because at the end of the week I'll be having a drawing for some free Unity Stamp Company Lovin' !!
It doesn't get better than that
Fo' Rizzle!!

This project started with a birdcage votive holder I found at Target. The votive though wasn't quite tall enough for what I wanted to do so I glued it to a second one to get the height I wanted. I then added Unity Stamp Company Butterfly stamps from: Butterfly Beauty, Sept KOM and Oct KOM and the Sentiment is from Something Within. Ba Da Bling, Ba Da Ribbon and we're all done! Paper is K&Co Wild Saffron.

Next I have a card to share...

I made this using the Unity Stamp Company "This is the Time" set, there's a small set and a large set, this one uses the small set. Paper is Fancy Pants and Making Memories.

As you are reading this I am somewhere on I64 headed East to our new home (which we don't have yet..LOL) in Washington DC...We're so excited to start this new adventure! I'm going to start homeschooling the boys as well and I know a lot of you out there do that so if you have any advice to share with me feel free to give me your 2 cents!

That's it for today!