Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Come out and Play....!

Hey there Peeps!!

It's Hip Hop Hangover day

at the Unity Forum on SplitCoast

As usual Deals galore on the

Unity Store Site

as well!!

I have a card to share with you today

This weeks Featured Artist is AngelFace Designs

and HERE is the link to my inspiration

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps Apr KOM

Paper Pebbles Inc. available at LIMELIGHT Papercrafts

I have the most incredible news to share

I have been chosen to join the CREATIVE TEAM


You have to go by there and check out all the amazing things they're doing with VINYL!





Come over to my other blog for some chances to win free books!!

I also thought I'd share a couple pictures from our trip to the Baltimore Inner Harbor and aquarium!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Lots of Specials over at LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!

Supplies Used:
Paper October Afternoon
Stamps Unity Stamp Company
Tulle and Cardstock Bazill
All available at LimeLight Papercrafts!
Hey Everyone!
Sorry I've been out,
I started a new job this week, just part time
but all the first day, orientation craziness this week
has had me pretty wonky!
Mandy over at Limelight has some great
new products and specials going on
It's the Great Ribbon Round-up!
For every three yards of ribbon you purchase, you may choose
ONE YARD OF RIBBON FREE (of equal or lesser value, please)!
Simply note your ribbon choice in the Comments section during checkout.
If no free ribbon is selected, we will include a yard of our choice.
NEW Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Wisteria!!
are also in the Limelight!!
Also, Pearl colored Pearls are back in stock!
GO Shopping!!!
Thank you so much for all the
sweet sweet Birthday Wishes!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's FRIDAY!!!!

AND I'm 35.....

WHEN oh WHEN did that happen....??

I hope everyone is having an absolutely wonderful Friday

As you probably could have guessed,

It's Hip Hop Hangover Day at Unity Stamp Company

LOADS of Deals to be had over there as usual

and the sale lasts all weekend

I have Layout to share with you today
and that's it...
I've got so much going on right now I think my
head is going to explode...

But it's all good...

"Life Imitates Art"

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps: Filmstrip, Worn Grid, Harlequin

paper is MAMBI

These pictures were taken last summer at the Belleville Art Festival. There was this really cool display of stick figure sculptures in a bunch of different poses and the boys and I were trying to "strike a pose" with them.


Over at


Lots of fun stuff going on I hope you'll come by if you get a chance!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I crack myself up...You know you're a scrapbooker when..

"Before and After"
Supplies Used:
Unity Stamps
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants

You know you're a scrapbooker when...

Your take your camera to your husbands double hernia repair sugery and the Anesthesiologist says he's been doing this for 20 years and no ones ever brought a camera...can he take a picture of the two of you? The pictures are from back in November, don't worry, he's fine now..LOL




If you haven't come by yet I hope you will!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ETSY Inspired Challenge and MojoMonday

This weeks' ETSY Inspired artist is
If you love pottery like I do,
you'll love this ETSY store
Great finds!!
The post for this challenge is over at Ashleys
I really enjoyed this one
You can see the inspiration piece I chose
supplies used:Stamps Unity Stamp Company (monster) SU (sentiment)
Paper KaiserCraft
CS Bazill
All of these products except for SU sentiment can be found at

I'm a Bird Brain
and I really really needed to organize my life a little better
With the Book blog/Book Group
taking off like it has
I really needed to get my crap together
I couldn't find what I was looking for in a calendar for less than $30
So I made this
for about a buck
ok maybe 3 bucks

Supplies Used Composition Notebook with Dividers

Paper DCWV Green Stack, Stamps Unity

The inside is nowhere near as cute

I also had to create my own calendar so word to the wise..

never try to do that when there is other stuff going on around you

the week of Oct 10th has Oct 10th lasting 7 days

hey, whatever works...

Have a great Day!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Is is Monday already...?

Supplies Used: Pattern Paper Sassafrass Lass, Rub ons Making Memories
Ric Rac Doodlebug, other Vintage dictionary pages decoupaged on bazzil cardstock
photo is from an old issue of Family Circle
This is for a challenge going on at the Pagemaps blog
The challenge was to use the sketch and create a layout around the theme
"What's On My Mind?"
The answer to that question is "Books" of course!
and speaking of books
I have another giveaway going on over at
If you haven't been over there, I hope you stop by!
I've been having book giveaways like crazy!!
Somehow the weeks preceeding my 35th birthday
(which is ..OMG..Friday)
seem to have been sucked into a black hole
I have to get my Driver's License renewed this week...
This is what I get for putting it off
it has something to do with my driving phobia since we moved here...
You See,
I want to live
that's it for today
Have a great one!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

We're Hippin We're Hoppin We're HUNGOVER!!

Hey There my Hipped Hopped Hungover Chicks!
I used this HHH as an excuse to get a bunch of challenges done
I feel like there's never enough time in the week to do all the challenges I'd like to...
ya know?

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps,American Crafts Paper, Doilies by Wilton

This card is for a fun new challenge blog

The Order of the Opus-Gluei

This weeks challenge was Silver Screen

My friends Jana and Rose have got quite the fun little thing going on over there! Check it out if you get a chance!
If you haven't had a chance to participate in Ashley's ETSY inspired Challenges you've got to get over there...tons of inspiration

This weeks featured ETSY Artist is Lauren Alexander...

I just love her stuff!
You can see the piece I chose for inspiration

And here's what I came up with!! This challenge was so much fun!!

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, Scenic Route Paper

I purposely didn't blend the watercolored pencils all the way, I was wanting it to have that "colored" look


My friend Christi has been doing these supercool

"Exercise Your Creativity" posts every week on her blog

and here we are on week 14 and this is the first time I've gotten to play!

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps, Dreamstreet and K&Co Papers

If you know Christi you know how detail oriented she is. These challenges are set up so that you can print them out and keep them in a binder. She puts A LOT of work into them, so stop by and play if you can!!


Click on The Chick

to come over for lots of chances to win free books!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Day Behind and a dollar short...

Supplies Used: Stamp, Inkadinkadoo
Pattern Paper: Dreamstreet
I'm usually pretty on top of things..
things are flying out of my head faster
than I can remember I'm supposed to remember them...
I need an organization system
or a time management system
or some kind of system...
So the cutest thing ever happened
Landon's class back in IL all wrote him letters and he recieved them on Saturday
I LOVE the 10 year old thought process
I thought I'd share a few quotes with you
Ariel age 10
"Almost everything has changed since you left. One thing is Mr. Carstin had kissed a pig 4 times! 3 times on the cheek and 1 on the lips!" Another thing is, well I miss your jokes."
Austin age 10
"Landon, have a great week and if you see the Pope tell me but if you don't, don't because the Pope is a weirdo."
Alex Age 10
" I miss you, now I don't have no one to talk to but smart people"
Cammie age10
"If Sasha and Melia go to your school, can you get their autograph for me? oh, yeah
I miss you"
I laughed so hard at these!
Hope you enjoyed them too!
I've got some book giveaways going on over at
Stop by if you get a chance!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Stop by and Chat if you get a chance!
Just one little card to share with you today

Supplies Used: Unity Stamps March KOM, Paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie
What a week!!
I am so happy to say that things over at
are going pretty well! I even started a
book discussion group over on
If you need help finding the group send me an email and I'll "invite" you!
amycastellano at charter dot net
Please feel free to come and join us!!
Stop by if you get a chance for lots of blogs you can go to to win free books!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cute little card set

Supplies Used: Stamps Stampin Up Animal Crackers
Paper is Colorbok
I can't seem to get decent pictures of my projects here lately...just haven't found the right light yet or something...
I got this idea from my friend Christi
I used the same layout on all the cards just switched them up and little and the paper is all from the same collection as well.
I thought they would make a nice gift!
We're going to watch Slumdog Millionaire tonight, I'll let you know what I think.
I've got my first book review posted at
Hope you'll come by and read with us!!