Sunday, February 28, 2010

Read some books...

Supplies Used (left to right):
Verve Stamps Reach for the Stars
CS on both is PTI
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I love making bookmarks, because not only are they a fast and super easy project,
they make a great gift tucked into a new book.
The first time I met Christi we met for lunch at Eckert's
one of my favorite places that I miss terribly!
having previously been blogland friends and GoodReads friends
Christi went through my "to read" list and
gave me 4 0r 5 books of hers on that list with the
sweetest little bookmark tucked in.
I thought that was one of the most thoughtful things ever!!
Still working, dreaming, playing and hoping to be up and running soon!!
Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


There is so much promise in that one little word
Today...I found out that I will not be able to stay in my current job that I really love
Today...I decided to be grateful for all the love and support in my life
Today...I am deciding to not feel sorry for myself
Today...I got an email from my bestest friend and soul sister that said
"I think God is setting you up for success by losing your job"
So I'm sharing
Here's my little secret
I'm opening a WEB STORE front selling
Hybrid Kits and Papercrafting Supplies
The kits are going to be amazing
this much I can promise
because I had A LOT of help
putting the first one together
and I am so very excited to share them with you!
I promise
there will be lots of fun to be had,
friends to be made
inspiration to be found
Very Soon
I will introduce you to
my incredibly fabulous and talented
Design Team
God Bless these women
for agreeing to join this dream of mine
and helping me to make it come true
I hope to have the first kit ready
and the store open
by the middle of March
I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Owl love you forever...

I'm in lurve with this

These little guys are just the cutest!
I ordered them in brown, but you can order them in any color you want.
I haven't ever done an 8 1/2 x 11 layout, but I've been making a few lately mostly because
I have this album I bought on clearance forever ago, and I really am making an effort to actually put my layouts into albums instead of boxes.
Am I the only one who does that?
Anyway I really like working with this size,
It's so much less pressure to not have to fill up that huge 12x12 square.
Supplies used on this layout:
Paper is Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Sassafrass Lass

Here's what we've been up to...

My whole family was in town for Rob's Chief Induction Ceremony on Saturday Night.
It was so awesome to have them here to share it with us, and my mom has decided to stick around for awhile, since he'll be leaving to go to a class in Alabama for a couple weeks.
Why is it hard to get your mojo going
when there are people around?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Last Limelight Sketch Day!!

Yep, it's true!
I've been a member of the Design Team
for almost a year,
and it's time to say goodbye!
I have so enjoyed working with these wonderful ladies.
I've got some big changes in store and I hope you'll
keep coming by so you can find out what they are!!

this week at LIMELIGHT
it's all about the sentiments!!

Supplies Used:

Create a project or card based on the sketch above and

put all those sentiment stamps to good use!!
Link it up to Mandy's Blog
No later than Sunday night for a chance to win a single sentiment stamp of your choice!!

Order your February Unity store kit, Life is Fabulous, now!!

New Cosmo Cricket Paper Pads Now in Stock!

ON SALE NOW (through 2/14):

  • All Ribbon - Buy 2 yards, get one FREE! Please specify your choice of free ribbon (of equal or lesser value, please) in the Comments section at checkout! (New Burlap String 10-yd package counts as ONE yard each unit.)
  • All Jillibean Soup and Crate Paper 20% off!
  • All Fun Flock $2
  • All Shimmerz 30% off!

Make sure to go check out the rest of the chicks!


Lisa H

Lisa A


Monday, February 15, 2010

EAD Blog Hop Day!!

This month's theme is Pink and White..
I had some serious fun with this theme and

Supplies Used:
Paper K&Co
Sparkle Mod Podge
Anna Griffin Flowers (K&Co)
Unity Stamp (Stylin Stars)
Sentiment Rub On Scenic Route
$1.00 Frame from Michael's
(loving playing with these lately!)

Paper Basic Grey Nook and Pantry
Glass Vase Ikea
I just love the effect of the pink showing through behind the white on the vase
beautiful vinyl designs for your home and craft projects
at prices that are amazing AND
who is one of the sweetest people to work with ever!
Those Roses were part of my Valentine's Day gift,
I split them up and cut these ones shorter for the bedrooom.
What a sweet man I have!!
I also got a ITunes card for my IPOD Touch (Christmas gift) and
so I'm currently in App heaven.
I hadn't played that much with these before so if anyone wants to share
their favorite apps with me I'd love to hear about them!!
Go see what the rest of the DT is up to!!
If you leave a comment on all of our blogs and then go back and leave a comment on
You'll be entered for a

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Domo Arigato..Mr Roboto..

Come on...
You know you're singing along
You can thank me later for making it stick in your head all day!
I love this
It's so fun and goes so well with the Cosmo Cricket
Get Happy Line
some more of that older paper I needed to use up
You can do so many fun things with vinyl
Stop by the store and check it out!
Something tells me those blast off rub ons are probably about to go on sale!
There's another reason you're hearing this song...I do have a secret.
One I'm not quite ready to share yet but I promise I will be soon.
There are still a few kinks that need to work out, but hopefully they will and in the next week or two I'll be ready to spill my guts!
I'm really excited about it and I hope you will be too!!
We actually got out of the house for a few hours yesterday,
granted we just went to a friends house around the corner but it was still out of the house!
I'm venturing out this morning to get the mop on my head fixed,
both our families are due to come in this weekend for Rob's big hoopla and we have a lot to get done around here.
One thing about being snowed in for over a week,
I also had to buy my dress, heels, hose and everything
else I needed for this coming weekend and my new endeavor online...
and now it's all stuck in the UPS system due to the weather!!
So probably on Monday or Tuesday the UPS guys is going to show up and just park his truck in the driveway!
We're supposed to get another storm on Tuesday!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Believe with all your heart...

Supplies Used:
All products available at
I really like the look of sewing on paper...
but man,
it is a pain in the butt
to take out all the crap it takes to do that..LOL
So I want you all to really take a minute
to appreciate the work that went into that very simple card up there...
ok I'm kidding
Well, we're going on day 7 of being snowed in...
We're beyond a little bit nutty here at this point.
and at some point last night during our 6th movie marathon
someone in this house...and I won't mention any names
ate what was left of the chocolate
There is hope though, I think there's a good chance we'll be back at work tomorrow
the sun is actually peeking out
I'm going to go lay on the floor
in front a window in my underwear and drink a margarita

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rain or Shine...

Supplies Used:
All available at
Cardstock is PTI...
I swear using this stuff makes a huge difference in my stamped images especially in coloring them
I colored the image in using Martha Stewart markers and a SU Blending Pen
Guess What?
It's snowing again!
I actually ventured out of the house today, I've been doing work from home.
They haven't been letting anyone on the base except for base residents and essential personnel. Good thing I live here!
They opened the Commissary for just a little while and had the SP's there making sure no one got out of hand...
I actually saw fights breaking out over milk!
I took my friend Liz though, and we had fun.
I'm glad I did because the line took over an hour,
so it was nice having someone to chat with.
We were supposed to go shopping together so she could
help me pick out a dress for this big banquet we have coming up...
Well, I'm not getting to the mall in the foreseeable future so I ordered a dress online and we went grocery shopping instead!
Toilet Paper/ Cocktail Dresses
I'm sure you can see the correlation, right?
I love having a truck.
We share a belief that calories don't count when your snowed in.

We Were Here...

Remember when I told you I found a bunch of older paper..?
Well this was part of it
This is some old Dreamstreet paper which I just love
I used to have this thing where I would buy two sets of the same paper
because I hated to cut it up
I know there's a whole reality series about me

The "PRICELESS" title is from
This set is perfect for Page Titles and
you'll be seeing quite a bit more of this set in the next several days!
AND I have a feeling that they'll probably be on sale today!!!

Journaling Stamp is Unity, Letters are American Crafts Thickers
The picture was taken on a beach of the Potomac River near Piney Point Pier.

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all the new products in the store!!

Thanks! We're still buried in snow here, with more headed our way!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Love Gives Us a Fairytale...

I snapped this picture of Britain today while the boys were playing in the snow. I don't get very lucky getting good pictures of him anymore, he usually likes to roll his eyes and make dorky faces whenever I pull out the camera, but I caught him just right this time.

Supplies Used:
Paper is Memory Box

Ever since I got this stamp set I wanted to use that Fairy Stamp,
but I just couldn't seem to make it work with anything.
I'm still not sure I did, but I just love her!
I've been stuck in the house all weekend due to the snow,
but I got a lot of stamping and projects done so I'm pretty excited about that!
I've been rearranging a lot of my crap, so I unearthed
a whole bunch of paper I forgot I had.
So, you'll be seeing a bunch of that in the days to come...
Mandy's got some great deals this week at
Go check it out!

Order your February Unity store kit, Life is Fabulous, NOW!!

The Pink Cat V-Day Small Stamp Sets are HERE!

ON SALE NOW (through 2/14):

  • All Ribbon - Buy 2 yards, get one FREE! Please specify your choice of free ribbon (of equal or lesser value, please) in the Comments section at checkout!
  • All Jillibean Soup and Crate Paper 20% off!
  • All Fun Flock $2
  • All Shimmerz 30% off!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This months focus is Chocolate. Wow, what a chore! LOL!
I found the little jar for .99 at Joann's and filled it with my favorite guilty pleasure (well besides coffee of course)
Chocolate covered pretzels...these don't last long at all at my house...
we're constantly hiding them from each other , we should probably be on an episode of Hoarders.
Anyway back to the project
My Nesties cut out the cute little flower label
Products are available at

Well, I'm a little late getting this up because internet has been so spotty. I have never ever seen this much snow. No really, I know I said that here right around Christmas when we got 24 inches, but we're way past 24 inches, and it's still supposed to snow all day. When I let the dogs out this am, I had to dig a well so I could open the door. They were able to kind of hop on top of it for a couple steps, then they sunk and I couldn't see them at all. Thankfully the fence around the patio kept a small area somewhat clear big enough for them to do their business. The bed of my truck is full up to the roof. I will post some pictures later, but right now the wind is so strong all you can see is white.
I can say we've definitely had a fair dose of togetherness this winter.
I'm starting to feel a little like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.
The first thing I'm doing when I can get out of my driveway again is going tanning.
Well, maybe not the first thing...but it's on my list
Go see what the rest of the chicks are up to:

Friday, February 5, 2010


These pictures were taken last summer at the National Harbor. There's this really amazing sculpture there of Neptune, that looks like he's climbing out of the ground.
It's so huge you really can't appreciate it from a photo, you have to be above it to get the whole picture. You can sit in his hand and climb into his mouth it's really awesome!

Supplies Used:
I colored in the stamp using DerWent inktense watercolor pencils
The coolest thing about EAD Designs?...
Emily can pretty much make anything you want out of vinyl!!!
The best thing about EAD Vinyl Rub-ons...?
They rub on to your project like butter and then they actually stay on.
I don't know about you, but as I pull out some of my older layouts I've noticed the rub ons tend to rub off with time...not so with EAD VINYL!!!

Paper and Stamps are from
Mandy has lots of deals going on right now! Scroll down to the post below to check them out, and stop by tomorrow for our monthly project featuring

Thursday, February 4, 2010

LimeLight Sketch Challenge Day!

Supplies used:
All Supplies available at

Here's your sketch!

This week at Limelight it's all about the hearts!
Create a project using this sketch and HEARTS
and link it up to Mandy's Blog
For a chance to win the

The January Unity Kit is HERE!!

The Pink Cat V-Day Small Stamp Sets are HERE!


  • Open Stock 12x12 Patterned Paper: BUY 2, GET 1 FREE! (Please specify your choice of free papers in the Comments section during checkout. Free paper must be of equal or lesser value.)
  • All Ribbon 10% off!
  • All Fun Flock $2
  • All Shimmerz 30% off!
  • Selected Past Unity Store Kits $26
  • Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy! Crafting Kit ONLY $10! Selected Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, and other products at major savings

Go check out the chicks!!