Friday, April 30, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Friday

WOW, what a week! I can't believe it's Friday!! Did you check out the new releases yesterday? Amazing stuff! I love the Cosmo Cricket sets! Can't wait to create with them. I had an absolute blast being a part of the Unity team for their Anniversary bash, it's sad to see the week end. Thank you Angela and Crew for letting me be a Unity chick for the festivities.

Today I wanted to share with you a layout I did using my sketch from Monday's Sketch challenge in the Unity SCS forum. There is still time to play along.


I used images from Unity Store Kit of the month Super Sweet and Stuck on You as well as the 2009 Collection called 100% Happiness, also a store kit. I picked a funny but cute pic of my babies when they were about 5 months and then around 3.

Be sure to visit the Unity Blog today for the list of participants for Friends with Flair Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thurdsay


This week's challenge is brought to us by DT member Gloria Morizen and it is to make a Birthday Card with a "faux" element.

Here is what I did using Hugs and Stiches. I guess the images alone can fill the faux part of the challenge but I did add Faux stitchest to the bottom.


I went with the clean and simple look. I layerd the flower and butterfly wings, then added some Stickles to them for some glitz.

Be sure to swing on by the Treehouse Stamps blog today for more inspiration from the design team! Come play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Unity Celebration Continues

Today there is yet another blog hop featuring the soon to be released set called Merry, Merry, Merry and the Unity Blog has a sneak peek at the next kit of the month!


Today I wanted to share with you a card I made for the 2nd Unity Challenge - Unity is Going to the Birds. The challenge is to use a tree and bird! That's not hard with Unity images that is for sure. Here is what I came up with:


I used SU Olive Green and Basic Grey pattern papers. I paper pieced the "buttons" on the tree and the little birdies!

Sorry to be so short have to hop now! Be sure to swing by the Unity SCS forum for chatting and games all day as well as a new challenge posted today!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Unity Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the Unity Birthday/Anniversary Celebration! All week long there will be fun and games! Thursday will be the big hip hop release day! LOTS of new stuff coming. I am so excited to be a part of this celebration. I can't tell you how excited I was when I got a mail from Jimmi asking me to be a part of the fun!

The first place you should be sure to have stopped at (if you haven't) is the Unity Blog for all the fun details and info! I got the awesome kit called Heart Times to play with. I decided to make a project with it as well as a card.

I made a fun little "Get Well" box gift set. (This box is a template by Lauren Meader) So there are some "get well" items in this box including tissues and antibacterial liquid but I also included some yummy chocolate covered gummy bears (MY FAV), jellly beans and some red hots.

Check it out:



Here are a few close ups of the inside pieces:






Next up I have another creation using my sketch challenge posted yesterday in the SCS forum! How cool is that? The guest DT members were asked to host challenges during the week. There will be another one posted today! There are some awesome prizes being offered so be sure to get your Unity Stamps ready to play along!


Here is a love themed card using the Heart times (and my sketch) Kit:

Now be sure to carry on with this hop today as I know you will find loads of awesome inspiration!

Your next stop on this hop is to the fabulous Carolina Butching.


Till later....

Monday, April 26, 2010

Unity Anniversary BASH Begins!

Unity Stamp Company


Today is the start of a week long Unity Anniversary Bash! Are you ready to party?

I was so honored to be asked to help celebrate and be on the Unity Anniversary Guest DT! I have been hanging out with the Unity peeps since the start 2 years ago! I can remember being on vacation at the beach but still finding time at night to hang during the Unity release party, I think it was then I ordered my first bundle of fun!

Today I get to host the first challenge of the week and I have a fun sketch for you. The challenge is called "The Martini Sketch". Why you may ask? Because it's a sketch with a twist, get it? The twist is to add a ribbon and 3 buttons to your creation.

Here is the sketch:
And here is my take:

Be sure to come on by the Unity forum where all the fun will be taking place.

I'll be back tomorrow as a part of the fun DT blog hop!

That's it for now!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge

It's Saturday again and time for another Just Us Girls Challenge. This week is template week. Lauren Meader of My Time Made Easy is our sponsor! We got to play with Lauren's new template called PUCKER UP which will be released on May 1, so this is fun sneak peek for you!

Come play along with us this week we would love to see what you have up your sleeve. All you have to do to play along, is to use ANY template of your choice! If you own a MTME template, we would love to see you create a project using that template but if you don't own one, Lauren has a FREEBIE available: HERE :) One randomly drawn lucky participant will receive a FREE template from Lauren!

How to play: You need to upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in our Inlinkz form at the bottom of the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS30, just let us know in the JUGS comment section.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 29. Our Inlinkz submission form will close at that time as well. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline.

Here is what I came up with:



My solid paper is Melon Mambo by SU and the pattern paper is also from SU. The awesome image is by Ippity! If you have not seen Ippity yet you should check them out HERE on my Ippity page. They are top quality rubber cling stamps you can't buy anywhere but from an Ippity Chick like myself! If you order be sure to mention this JUGS post and you will get a free gift with your stamps from me!

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT for lots of amazing inspiration!

Kristin







Sue Lelli ~ Our April Featured Designer



Well that is all for now!

Till later...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Unity Stamp Company

Once again it's Friday can you believe it? And it's time for Friday Friends with Flair. Each week about 50 Unity friends/addicts sign up to participate in this hop of Unity goodness. Be sure to check out the Unity Blog for all those participating and go leave some love!



I used the April store kit of the month called Super Sweet and Stuck on You. My pink base is by Stampin up and the cool pattern paper is by Glitz Design, Maya patchwork.

Well that's it for now. Be sure to stay tuned next week for all the Unity Anniversary Fun!

Till later....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hip Hop Unity Thursday

Happy Earth Day!


It's Thursday which means the Unity peeps and friends are doing a little hip hoppin in the Unity SCS Forum today! Are you ready for the fun and fabulous Unity anniversary week next week?? It's going to be a week of fun and games and guess what?? I GET TO HOP WITH THE UNITY GALS AS A SPECIAL UNITY ANNIVERSARY GUEST DESIGNER! This fun announcement will be on the Unity blog today. I got a fun kit to work with for the hop next week and here is a very small sneak peak of one of the images for you:

Anyhow in honor of Earth Day I decided to use Eco Chic for a card today.


I used kraft as my base which I thought was an "earthy" cardstock to use. Check out the "patterned" paper on the right, that is actually a recycled item. It was part of the bag that my Unity store kit of the month came in! How cool is that? Figured it was a cool bag to recycle for Earth Day.


Be sure to swing on by the Unity blog and the Unity SCS forum for lots of fun stuff! And remember the 2nd anniversary celebration begins Monday April 26! I will be blog hopping on Tuesday but will post some fun Unity creations throughout the week to celebrate!



Thanks for stopping by!




Till later

Treehouse Challenge Thursday




It's Thursday, and that means it is time for another TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE

This week our challenge comes from our fearless leader Ashley who gave us a fabulous inspiration challenge. Here is the inspiration piece:

Here is what I came up with the new release called Simply Heartfelt:
Come and play along with us this week. Just make sure to include THT046 in your keywords, tags, etc then provide us with a link to your post in the Mister Linky on the Treehouse Blog.
I be sure to check out all the fabulous digi stamps at Treehouse Stamps! There are some awesome new releases you don't want to miss.

Also come join us in the new treehouse for some fun:

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Be sure to swing by the Treehouse DT for wonderful inspiration!


That's if for now!


Thanks for stopping by!


Till later...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Treehouse Stamps April Release



Today is the April release at TreeHouse Stamps! Lots of fun new digis to pick from. Here is a fun summer creation using the new set called "Fun In The Sun"


Be sure to check it out in the TREEHOUSE STORE TODAY!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ippity Monday


It's Monday and time for another Ippity Blog Hop! For all the participants see the Ippity Blog.


This week I decided to go a different route. I had pack of ATC cards in my stash and thought it would be fun to create some using Ippity. I made three here is what I came up with:



For my backgrounds I used Glimmer mists and color washes by Ranger. These little guys would be perfect to add to a card or use as a tag for a gift. For these I used 3 different Ippity Sets: Love In Return, Music of My Heart and Where you Should Be. Be sure to visit my Ippity page to get yours today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

Via Random.org the winner of blog candy from THIS POST is......

PurplePrincess!!

Please sent me your mailing info.

JUST US GIRLS - COLOR CHALLENGE

It's Saturday again and time for another Just Us Girls Challenge. This week I get to be the hostess! Check out this beautiful bedroom which is my inspiration for this week's color challenge:


So your colors this week are lovely pastels: Lavender, Yellow, Pink, Green (optional) (Gina K Designs color reference: Innocent Pink, Lovely Lavender, Lemon Drop, Creme De Menthe). Now there is a little fun twist to this week's challenge. This week we are celebrating the birthday of one of our fabulous DT members:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!!!!!




So the twist is to use the colors in the challenge and make a birthday card.

How to play: You need to upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in our Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS29. After you post to Inlinkz you can come and leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 22. Our Inlinkz submission form will close at that time as well. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline.

Here is what I came up with:



I used Unity's April Store kit of the month called: Super Sweet & Stuck on You. Awesome images as always. I picked this owl to use. I paper pieced him, added some stickles to his nose. My layout is this week's sketch at Friday Sketchers. My solids are by Gina K Designs and the pattern papers are by Memory Box. The sentiment is not Unity I had a random sentiment in my stash that I thought worked well.

Here is a close up:


Gotta love layers! LOL!

Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT for lots of amazing inspiration!


Kristin



Sue Lelli ~ Our April Featured Designer



Well that is all for now!
I will be back later today with the winner from my blog candy in THIS post.
Till later...



Friday, April 16, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday with Unity

Unity Stamp Company

Here we go it's Friday again, can you believe it! And it's Friends With Flair day with the Unity peeps! First off be sure to check out THIS POST FOR SOME BLOG CANDY! I won't be picking a winner until late so you have lots of time. I will be pulling some goodies from my stamping stash and that may include Unity!

Yesterday at the start of the Hip Hop Jimmi posted a fun sketch challenge. I actually had time during the day so I pulled out a card in a jiffy. Here is the fabulous sketch:


Here is what I did with it:


I used a the Unity Store kit called: 100% Happiness (2009 Collection). My solid paper is by Gina K and the pattern paper is by Stampin Up. The flowers in the corner are from Prima.

Here is my second creation for today. For this one I was going with a clean look, which is something I find hard since I love layers and embellishments.


For this I used two different Unity Kits: Butterfly - Little Reminders (Dec Kit of the month) and the sentiment from Friendship, Love, Miracles (Sept kit of the month)

Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for the full list of participants today and hop along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till Later....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Treehouse Challenge Thursday



It's Thursday, and that means it is time for another TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE

This week our challenge comes from DT member Katie Tate to do a 3D/Decoupage creation.
Here is what I came up :



Here is a close up:



Come and play along with us this week. Just make sure to include THT045 in your keywords, tags, etc then provide us with a link to your post in the Mister Linky on the Treehouse Blog.

I be sure to check out all the fabulous digi stamps at Treehouse Stamps! There are some awesome new releases you don't want to miss.

Be sure to swing by the Treehouse DT for wonderful inspiration!


That's if for now!


Thanks for stopping by!




Till later...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop



The super fabby Bonnie Rose has organized an awesome Ippity Blog Hop for today! Be sure to swing by her blog for the fulll list of participates!

In case you are not familiar with Ippity they are a sister company of the Unity Stamp Co. I have loved Unity from before they "opened" their doors and now they offer a rep based business opportunity to sell Ippity Stamps. Ippity is the same fabulous quality as Unity and they are unique because you can not get them from any store only through an Ippity Chick as myself!

I have a page here on my blog dedicated to selling these awesome stamps.

Here is my creation for today's hop. I did this week's Ippity challenge posted in the SCS forum which is to make a Money card/holder.


Here is the inside of the holder. Ok I wouldn't really give just one dollar but that is all I had to use for my picture. I used images from Love In Return and Music of My Heart.


Close Up:







I also have some super fun news to share with regards to Unity! I have been chosen to be one of the SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS for Unity during their 2 year anniversary celebration coming soon at the end of this month!!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I got a special mail asking me to be a part of this special event! OMG, did they have to even ask?? LOL!

Today I am offering some BLOG CANDY, I will pull some stuff from my own stash of stamping supplies! Just leave me a message and tell me what your favorite Ippity or Unity set is! I will draw a random winner from all comments on Friday!


Well that's all the fun stuff I have today!


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unity Scrapbooking

This weekend I stopped by a local stamp store and picked up some Unity. It was so cool to see Unity hanging in the store! LOL! So I got the 2009 Collection "100% Happiness". LOVE the images in this set.


I put these images to use with this week's scrapbook sketch posted in the Unity Forum at SCS.


Just love that dream quote here is a close up:


Well that is it for now.

Be sure to swing on by for a fun Ippity Hop tomorrow with Bonnie Rose as the ring leader! It will be awesome!

That's it for now!

Till later..

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ippity Hop Monday

It's Monday and time for another fun Ippity Monday! If you haven't gotten your Ippity on yet come by my Ippity page and get yours today. My creation today is for the Ippity challenge to make a tri-fold card. I used the SCS tutorial and made a tri-fold pocket card.



I used dp from Stampin Up and my solids are by Gina K. I used 2 Ippity sets here: Love in Return and Music of My Heart.

Here is a view with the little tag card that is inside the pocket:



And a close up:



Come get your Ippity on today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

JUST US GIRLS Saturday

This week Alicia gave us a scrapbook layout challenge! I love it, so fun! Here is here fabulous layout:



Here is what I came up with and please don't call the sketch police on this one either ok? LOL! I changed up the title just because I wanted to!

I used Unity on my layout:


Be sure to visit the JUGS DT gals as I know they will have lots of fabulous stuff for you to check out.


Kristin



Sue Lelli ~ Our April Featured Designer


We hope that you will come and play along with us. Upload your project using this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project using the InLinkz form in the JUGS post. If you upload to an online gallery, please use keyword or tag, JUGS28. After you post to InLinkz, please also leave us a comment here.


Deadline to be considered for "Chic of the Week" will be 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 15th. Our "Chic of the Week" will be announced on Friday morning following the deadline. (InLinkz will also close at the deadline.)


Well that is all for now!


Till later...


Friday, April 9, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair

It's been a while since I posted for Unity Friends with Flair Friday. The Unity chicks have been posting some fun Unity Challenges in the SCS forum and today I wanted to share with you a layout I made using one of the scrapbook sketches from this week.


Be sure to swing by the Unity Blog for a full list of those participating today!

That's it for now!

Thanks for stopping by!