Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A whole bunch of Challenges...

Supplies Used: Stamp Hampton Arts, PP Cosmo Cricket,
Rusty Screen Red Lead Paperworks
Hello! I've got a few challenges to share with you today!
The first being the card above which I did for my bloggy friends Jana and Rosemarys new Challenge Blog
and "sigh" apparently I am more behind than I thought
"FLights of Fancy" was last weeks challenge, but hey I got something done at least!
This weeks challenge is Going Green, there are some fun projects and ideas over there so check it out when you have time!
Next is Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #80
Supplies used: Stamps Unity Stamp Company, PP is CTMH

Speaking of challenges, I've been trying to challenge myself lately to use up some of my paper stash, I'm a bit of a hoarder...I don't even know how long I've had the paper in that card above!

and Last I participated in the CPS Challenge this week as well

Supplies Used: Stamps Unity Stamp Co PP Fancy Pants
Today is your last day to go
and register to win a signed copy of the Mystery Book I will be reviewing!!
Come read with me at

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Welcome to the Unity WORLD RECORD Inspriational Blog Hop!

Every New Customer order will get a FREE SINGLE for $25.00 orders and a a FREE Unity Kit for $50.00 Orders

If you're just starting
you can view the World Record Inspirational Blog Hop in its' entirety
by starting

Welcome! I think you're almost halfway there!!
Thanks so much for sticking with it this far and for stopping by!

I've created a special Minibook to share with you today!

It started out as an 8.5 by 11 Manilla Folder,

I'd been wanting to do a mini-book full of some of my favorite quotes and this is what I came up with. You can click on the pictures to see the detail a little better.

I made this completely with scraps from other projects

Supply List: Unity Stamp Company: Tiny Trinity, Worn Grid, Time For Travel, Beautiful Life, Sept KOM, Feb KOM,Fanciful Dots
Tulle is by Bazill, Pink Paislee Paper, from Limelight Papercrafts
Other Paper is Fancy Pants, K&Co, Paper Studio, Bo Bunny
Transparency Frames are by Hambly
Card Stickers by 7Gypsies (Lots of them)
Vintage 1960's Dictionary pages, Vintage 1960's music sheets are thrift store finds
My Favorite Quote:
"A Photo Says- You were happy and I wanted to catch that
A Photo Says- You are so important to me that I put down everything to come watch"
-Jodi Piccoult from "My Sister's Keeper"

Thanks so much for blog hopping with us!!
Off to your next stop at Angela's

Friday, March 27, 2009

Hey! HEY!!

It's Hip Hop Hangover Day
over at The Unity Forum at SplitCoast Stampers!!
You can come by chat, hangout ,
and show some love to all
the Unity Addicts!!
I've got some cards to show you today!

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps Gratitude = Joy
Paper is Fancy Pants, K&Co, and Cosmo Cricket
basically I raided my scrap bin..LOL

Supplies Used: Unity Stamp Co: Jan KOM, sentiments O simple Paper is Fancy Pants

Supplies Unity Stamps: Carefree Oak, Jan KOM

Paper is Dreamstreet

Tomorrow is the World's Biggest Inspirational BlogHop at Unity!

I can't wait!! Hope you'll join us!...


Have you been here yet?

Chic Book Chick

I'm giving away a FREE AUTHOR SIGNED COPY of the first book I will be reviewing on April 1st

But sorry...I'm not telling what the book is yet...There are LOTS of ways to win


A WHOLE KADOOOOZIE of ways to win more FREE BOOKS!

Go by today for several places to go to try to win!!

I hope you'll join me on this fun new

ChickLITerific Adventure!!

Have a wonderful Hip Hop Hungover Day!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rainy days...

Come on in SPRING! You're killing me here!!
I know we need the's what makes everything pretty...
but I really need some sunshine!!
I have a couple cards to share with you today
Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, DP is Bo Bunny

I just love this little queen stamp below

Is she not the coolest!
Both of these stamps are from Cat's Life Press
DP is October Afternoon and K&Co
If you haven't yet you still have time to join
It's happening this SATURDAY!!
AND-if you want to participate in
scroll down to Monday's Post for details on how to win a package of Piggy Tales Sliding Doors!



to see how you can enter to win a SIGNED COPY OF THE FIRST BOOK I WILL BE REVIEWING ON APRIL 1ST!!!

yes that's the prize....and yet it is still a mystery....

and stop by


for some places you can go to enter to win FREE BOOKS..



Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We have lift off....

Supplies used: Stamp Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves, paper Basic Grey

The past couple days I've been talking up a new blog I'm trying to get going


I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready eddy eddy...


April 1st

I'll be posting my first book review

I hope you like it as much as I did

It kept me up until 2am last night

In order for a book discussion blog/review/place for fellow chicks to hang out

to work

I need your help

but don't worry, I don't expect you to do this for nothing

there will be a prize!!
and I promise it will be good!
but, when is free stuff not good!
If you would,

please do a little write up on your blog about the GRAND OPENING


Chic Book Chick with a Link
And then go over and leave me a comment with a link to your post
For an extra entry become a follower too!!

Random drawing will happen on April 1st at approximately 8am!!
I know everyone is incredibly busy with a ton of other places to go blurfing..
what's one more right?
Thanks so much for your support!!
And speaking of prizes,
don't forget to scroll down to see the details on the sketch challenge
There's a prize for that too!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Good Morning!!

Supplies Used: Stamps Unity sentiment, Stampendous Gnome
Paper Basic Grey Archaic, Ribbon Martha Stewart
The card above was done using the MOJO Monday sketch #78
Just a couple cards to share with you today

Supplies Used: Stamps Cat's Life Press, Paper Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine

I've got an idea for a new blog that is currently under construction...

Chic Book Reviews

I wanted a way to share my love of books (especially chick books, no matter how fluffy) with whoever wants to listen..I know a lot of you are bookworms like me and I thought it would be a really fun way to feature books/authors and maybe open up discussion...maybe even a forum to trade books you've read with each other...whaddya think...??

For me, books have been an escape from the everyday my whole life..I honestly don't know how I would have made it through middle school without them...


I'm hoping to get it up and going in the next couple weeks!

Don't forget the Sketch challenge in the post below!! You have until Monday to enter for a chance to win a package of Sliding Doors from Limelight Papercrafts!!

We're off to fencing!

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

It's the First EVA Limelight SCRAPBOOK SKETCH Challenge!!

I'm so excited
and kind of sad too!
This project will be my last as the Guest Designer for March for Limelight Papercrafts!
I've had such a great time with this wonderful group of ladies!
Thanks so much for being so wonderful to work with!!
(not that I wouldn't love to stay on, ahem, if say ya know something opened up...just sayin')
without further ado
Here's the sketch I've worked up for you


Here's my Layout

Supplies Used: Crate Paper Sweet Branch Kit Unity Stamps: Flourishing Family Tree, This is the Time

Piggy Tales Sliding Doors


You have until Monday March 31st to upload a link to your project to Mandy's blog a random winner will be chosen to win Piggy Tales Sliding Doors!! These things are so cool!!!


Don't forget

Until the end of the month when you place an order at the Limelight Store you will recieve an EASTER EGG stuffed with random goodness!! Who knows what it will be?? It could be ribbon, flowers, or a coupon!! So don't miss your chance!

I hope you get time to play!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Fuzzy, Flockey, Furry, FUN!!

All products can be found at the LIMELIGHT Papercrafts Store!!
How can you not love those cute little bees???
Here's your sketch!!

This time The Challenge Goddess (that would be Mandy)
challenges you to use something soft on your project...Break out your flock, fuzzy dots, felt whatever ya got and stick it on your creation!!
Upload it to Mandy's blog because you know there's always an amazing prize
Want to know what it is?
It's 1 jar of Purple Pleaser Fun Flock and 1 Package of Pineapple Sparkle Fibers!!
These would go so well with so many of the new lines of paper coming out!!
Don't forget to stop by and see the rest of the Team's creations for inspiration!!
Hope you can play!!! and Have a wonderfully blessed day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Unfinished business

Supplies used: 8x10 canvas, Bingo Card Jenni Bowlin Studios,

PP October Afternoon, Hardware Tim Holz

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co, CTMH

I've had this canvas waiting patiently for me to decide to do something with it forever! If you're like me, you have a closet full of projects on your to do list...or rather, want to do list, but somehow it seems that I always end up going in a different never seems to stop me from buying more crap to add to my list though ;-)


Rob has to go TDY next week to San Antonio, which is also where his family is, so I wanted to make something for him to give to his Dad and his wife. Now that it came together so easily, I think there will be quite a few more of these in my future.

It's also Mojo Monday today and I had time to put a card together based on this week's sketch. I am so loving this blog!

Supplies Used: Stamps Unity Stamp Company, PP K&Company

We saw New in Town and Bride Wars this weekend at the Base Theatre.

Both were really funny and we had a great time!

We're off to Drama Club!

Have a great Day!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's been forever...

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, Cosmo Cricket paper
At least it seems that way...since I've had time to participate in the
This weeks challenge was to "Go Green"
inpspired by St Patrick's day
After I did the first one I found myself in a bookmarkery mood
so I made another

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, K&Co paper

And finally a card

This one is using Amber's Mondy Sketch, but it's from

Monday March 2nd..

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, K&Co Paper

Have you had a chance to check out the Limelight Store?

Mandy's got lots of new product in and a great promotion!

With every order you'll get an Easter Egg full of Random Goodness..

Could be buttons, ribbon, Prima flowers, a special discount...who knows?

See ya later!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hi There!

This card is for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #77!!
Lots of great sketches there and they get huge participation so lots of great inspiration as well!!

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps Mix up of Cuteness and Feb KOM

Paper is Sassafrass Lass

These are the cupcakes Landon made ( with very little assistance from me)


He Called them "Fishbowl Frenzy"

And these are Britain's cookies

Mudslide Madness


Is it me, or do you think maybe they watch a little too much Monday Night Football?


The Art and Science Fair went really well

all of the kids did an awesome job!

I am really starting to enjoy homeschooling, it gives me a sense of presence in their lives that I didn't have before.

I think this picture is hilarious because Landon is eating one of his own cupcakes, and one of Britain's cookies is on his plate...because a certain "mean mom"


wouldn't let them enjoy the fruits of their labor until we got there

Britain wanted to make sure we had a picture of the fact that his cookies disappeared before Landon's cupcakes.

Something about "photographic proof for the sake of the future generations"

I swear he's a 30 year old in a 13 year olds' body.

Have a great rest of your day!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sorry George...

We went to Mt Vernon on Saturday...

I had this plan...

I have a picture of Britain's hand on the bannister of Abraham Lincoln's house in Springfield, IL

It's the only thing in the house that you're allowed to touch that was also touched by Abraham Lincoln...and I want to point out ARE ALLOWED to take pictures in Abe's house...

ok so...

I had this plan

I wanted to get a picture of Landon's hand on the bannister at George Washington's house...
all day we're taking pictures (which are allowed) but then we get to the house

and ok there's a crowd of like 75 people or more and you just kind of mill in on an every 30 minute basis...but it basically just constantly revolved

so somehow we all missed the

"No photos allowed in the house briefing"

I only wanted a picture of the bannister

So, coming up the steps I position my shot


grabs me by the arm and yells at me in the middle of this crowd of people

"We don't take pictures in here!!"
I apologize profusely...and say I didn't know
He says

"I don't belive you!!
you need to put your camera away or we'll have to remove it from you"

A little bewildered...and embarassed

I tuck the camera into my purse.

I pull off to the side of the crowd with Landon, waiting for Rob and Britain to catch up.

I kind of peek up and over the bannister to look for them

It's tall and I am short

"You can't hang on the bannister Ma'am, Just what do you think you're looking for???"
"um I wasn't sir, I'm waiting for my husband"
"Well we can't have you waiting here you need to move along! You better have that camera put away!!"
I guess I'm lucky he didn't have the cops waiting to take me away...
he made me feel like some kind of criminal.
The crazy thing is that between Rob, me and the boys..none of us remember anyone saying you can't take pictures in the house. It would have been totally fine if someone had just politely pointed it out, or maybe let us know anywhere along the way.
Besides CRAZY TOUR GUIDE MAN we had a nice day.
I think they should give the tour guide jobs to NEXTEL, like in the commercials.
I bet they'd be a lot nicer.
Sorry George,
I just wanted a picture of your bannister.

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's a Six Chick EASTER!!!

We're Celebrating Easter from now until EASTER
With each and every order (regardless of amount) through Easter Sunday, Limelight will be sending out a plastic Easter egg filled with goodies!

They could be filled with ribbon, stickers, Cat’s Eye ink pads, small stamps, buttons, Dew Drops, Shimmerz, and more!
A few will have some “big prizes” written on slips of paper!
There will be no rhyme or reason to which egg goes in an order. We’ll keep it as random as humanly possible!
Doesn't that sound like fun!!
Does Mandy know how to throw a party or what!!!
When Mandy challenged us all to do Easter Baskets...I knew what it had to be... I wanted to make a "girlfriends Easter Basket"
I filled it with a bottle of Sweet Red Wine
Starbuck's Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
and Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries

I popped it all in one of those $1 tin pails from the dollar store

Supplies Used: Paper Basic Grey Urban Prairie this is probably my favorite paper line by them right's so springy and goes so well with all the trendy bird stamps that are out right now and 6x6 pad works great for cards and smaller projects; Unity Stamps: Easter Blessing Side Set and What a Pal Bunny


I have to confess, I'm glad this challenge is over because now tonight I can Veg out on the couch with a glass of wine, some chocolate and my new Somerset Memories Magazine...shhhhhhh....

If you're looking for a place to hang out and chat with fellow stampers today come and play at The Unity Forum on SCS for Hip Hop Hangover Day!!

I want to take two minutes to tell you if you have access to HBO on Demand, I hope you will take the time to watch "Taking Chance" with Kevin Bacon. It is an extremely well done movie about how America pays respects to our fallen heroes. No matter what your politics are, it's a very accurate look at what happens each and every time we lose someone who has served.

Thanks for indulging me.

Now Go Shopping!!


Lot's of new stuff !!