Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paper Maniac Blog Hop

So today is the big day of the big BLOG HOP and what always comes with a BIG BLOG HOP is awesome BLOG CANDY!!!
How do you win this yummy candy you might ask here are the rules and they are pretty simple.
All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog and all the other Dt's Blog hop posts and of course a comment on the Paper Maniac Blog Hop Post. Now if you just came to my blog you need to start at the beginning which is the Paper Maniac Blog and you can go here to start the Blog Hop
The blog hop will end on September 6th and the Blog hop winner will be announced on September 7th on the Paper Maniac Blog.
Scroll down to see where you are going to hop to next!!
Patti the owner of Paper Maniac is offering up some great giveaways that you are not going to want to miss. Read the above banner on info on how you can win your own wish list how awesome is that?

Next item on the list there will be 15% off everything coupon from September 1-6

The coupon code is GRAND15

This is my creation for the blog hop and it uses The Unity Store Kit that can be purchased of course at Paper Maniac. Patti also offers a great autoship feature for these great store kits you can visit the Paper Maniac Blog for more info on that. This card also uses these awesome Jillibean Soup papers and Bazzil Cardstock that can also be purchased at Paper Maniac.
So I am the last stop and you want to go back to the Paper Maniac Blog and Be sure to leave a comment for the awesome BLOG CANDY
Make sure to come back SEPTEMBER 1st for the GRAND OPENING OF PAPER MANIAC!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

HHH and 100%Happy

So I have two cards to share with you today the first one Uses The Unity Store Kit. This awesome kit can be purchased right now at Paper Maniac and Patti offers a great Autoship feature for these kits so go check it out. I love Teapot and this one is so cute once again I did some paper piecing. The Dp is Basic Grey Lemonade collection love these papers so bright and alot of great patterns. I wanted to add something around the teapot so I used these rhinestones I thought they would add that little extra something.

This second card uses the Unity August Kotm and I just love this quote. I have to tell you I really love how this card came out another card I had in my head that I just had to try I love the frame look especially for these great quote stamps that Unity is always coming out with. I used these diecut flowers from the K and Company Greenhouse collection I have a ton of them and this is the perfect way to use them. I will for sure be doing some more of these cards. Sorry for the shadow in the picture I wrapped twine around the top of the card and tied a bow. DON'T FORGET THAT THE BLOG HOP FOR PAPER MANIAC STARTS AUGUST 30TH YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS IT I AM GOING TO HAVE ALOT MORE INSPIRATION FOR THE UNITY STORE KIT ALONG WITH ALL OF THE OTHER VERY TALENTED DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS!!! THERE IS GOING TO BE UNBELIEVABLE BLOG CANDY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO TRY FOR.
For more info you can go here:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just Because

I had this idea for this card all night and I just had to get up and do it. It just so happens that one of the challenges for Hip Hop Thursday over at Splitcoast is to use texture on your card so this I think I will put in for the challenge love when things work out that way. The stamp is from Unity's KOTM August mmm I love cupcakes!!! I paper pieced some of the cupcake and then colored the rest with Copics. The Dp is Basic Grey Two Scoops I have had this paper forever and never used it why I don't know because I love it and I should have used it sooner. I embossed the back ground for texture and then I used my apron lace Border punch several times. The rubon is from Stampin up.


I am loving this pear from the Unity Store kit so cute and perfect for coloring. The Dp is from Basic Grey Off beat collection. Pretty easy crad with lots of dp. I used my Fiskars Border punch along one of the edges added a sentiment and ribbon and done.
This second card also uses the Unity store kit I also did this for the Get Sketchy blog. The Dp is from Making Memories Just Chillin. I added these great rhinestones that just add that little something more to your card. I also added a little glitter to the flourish part of the star. It is an exciting week as we approach the Grand Opening of Paper Maniac Patti has so many great things in the store already.
The Unity Store Kits
New Spellbinders Dies
Over 200 different stamps including newly released Unity
More than 700 unique items
American Crafts
Cosmo Cricket
Jillibean Soup
Jenni Bowlin
This is just to name a few there is so much more!!
Stay tuned for info on the Blog Hop and some awesome Blog Candy that you can win.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Day

So I have one more creation to share today and it is for a challenge and that is the Shirley's 2 Girls challenge to follow a sketch and use a punch. I used Unity' August KOTM love these trees can never have to many trees. Ok so I know I am going to do Unity overload this week but I'm sure alot of you won't mind. I used Crate Paper for this card and paper pieced the tree a great solution when you want your image to go with the paper you use and this is by far my favorite technique to do. I punched my flower with this awesome cork paper the punch is from stampin up and this cork paper punches great. Instead of using paper for underneath my stamped image I used twine in it's place. Tfl!! Also thank you so much for all your sweet comments!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

It's the 12th week of sweet sketches where has the time gone? So for this card since I am doing Unity this week I wanted to of course use Unity for my sketch card. I also wanted to Use the Unity store kit because for the rest of the week I will be posting cards using this kit and it's going to lead up to the Big Paper Maniac Blog Hop August 30th and for The Grand Opening September 1st. For This card I paper pieced this sweet little apron and used DCWV Citrus Pack. For the embellishment I used Dew drops it is kind of hard to see them but they are there.

Here is one more Using the Unity Store Kit hopefully by the end of the week I have given you enough inspiration using this kit . I used Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Dp for this card which I think is perfect for this measuring cup and spoons. So that's it for today and I hope will go check out the other Sweet Creations from the wonderfully talented Dt members.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Well I hope that you have enjoyed My Unity creations so far and it's just the beginning tomorrow and the rest of the week I will be sharing the Unity Store Kit creations that can be purchased at Paper Maniac for a great deal and not only that you can do the Autoship with these limited edition kits. Nothing better than receiving awesome Unity stamps right at your doorstep every month. Ok so on to the card the first card uses Unity Kotm love that sweet little pear which has become such a popular thing lately. I thought I would try something a little different and make a tag. The dp is from K and Company. Onto the second card this stamp is from Hodgepodge of Happiness the suitcases are perfect for a travel card or miss you card love this image. I paper pieced the suitcase using this great Making Memories Dp that I picked up at Michael's. The Wish You were Here was cut out from the Dp. Pretty simple card still not sure if I like it or not but here it is.

Love The Cutting Cafe

I know it's supposed to be a week of Unity but had to sneak in a couple of The Cutting Cafe Cards. Seriously Regina comes up with some amazing stuff for every occasion. I cannot wait to have more time to create with these amazing printable stamps, shaped cards, boxes you name it and she sure to have it. So what do you think of my very first shaped card? I tell you this was so much fun to make I will be sure to make more. The apple is perfect for a fall card and Teacher Card. This is The Apple Shaped Card Template and it was super quick and easy to do just print, cut and decorate. I decorated the apple with a couple of things I had lying around. The sentiment is from the School Days Printable Stamp Set. The second card is perfect for the First day of School and that also uses School days Printable Stamp set there is an amazing 28 images in this set.

Monday, August 24, 2009


So pretty much everyone knows how much I love Unity so this week is super exciting to me because I will be sharing Unity Creations all Week long not that I don't most of the time anyways. For the first card I used this cute tree with this great quote the kit is called Plant A Tree. I paper pieced the tree with K and Company Dp colored the flowers with my Copics did a little faux stitching around the edge of the card and added this sweet cloud from July KOTM.

The second card I used these pretty flowers from June KOTM and I colored them by using my stampin up markers. Embossed the card and sanded it a little to get the color from the core of the carstock. The Dp is from Making Memories did some more stitching and added a button. It's an exciting week as we prep for the Grand Opening of Paper Maniac September 1st later this week I will be sharing creations using the Wonderful Unity Store kit that can be purchased at Paper Maniac for great deal so go and check it out beacause once they are gone they are gone!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Go Green

Ok one last card for today and then I won't be back until Monday we are Going to Boston today and then come back and we have My Brother In laws Wedding. I Just Love this set as soon as I saw it I wanted it. Then My Good friend Justine sent it to me that Just made my day so thank you, thank you Justine so much!! You Can get this set and the other newly released set at ABC TOYS AND CRAFT and even better Julie the owner is having another great sale. Everyone have a great weekend. I will be back Monday with tons of Unity inspiration.

Challenge Cards

Today I am showing a couple challenge cards this first card is for Card Patterns. The Dp is Heidi Grace as is the rubons. For the flower I just punched out a couple circles and a scallop circle and then added a brad in the middle.

This second card I did for this new sketch blog called Get Sketchy. All supplies for this card are from Crate Paper. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set very easy. I am going to be back later today for a second post using a new My Cute Stamp called Go Green that my very dear friend Justine sent me. Thanks again Justine!!!You can get all the new My Cute Stamps at ABC Toys and Crafts and they still have a sale going on so it is the perfect time to grab these sets.
A couple of reminders
!. Next week is my week featuring Unity all week long and I will be sharing some creations using 100% Happy Unity Store kit that you can get at Paper Maniac so go check it out is is a SUPER deal and let me just tell you this kit is AWESOME you will not be disappointed!!
2. For the Grand opening of Paper Maniac we will be holding a blog Hop which will be tons of inspiration using the Unity Store Kit August.
3. The Grand Opening of Paper Maniac is SEPTEMBER 1st Patti will be offering 15% off the entire store and that includes the newly relesed Unity Store Kit. TFL!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We Are family

Happy Wednesday I hope everyone is having a great week. I know that mine is super busy with crafting which I do not mind at all. So here is my take on Sweet Sketch Wednesday I used these cute little owls from the Unity kit called Hodge Podge of Happiness such a great kit. The Dp is from We Are Memory Keepers Grandmas Kitchen I did some faux stitching around some of the edges of my card added some ribbon of course and some gems. Make sure to go and check out the other very talented Dt members and what they came up with. It is so fun for me to see everyones take on the sketch.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Little Info On Paper Maniac

So I thought I would Share a little info on an upcoming event and that is the Grand Opening of Paper Maniacs. This is the Unity Store Kit it is only sold in Stores and you guessed it it is sold at Paper Maniac, It is a limited edition and when they are sold out there will be no more made so go get yours today!!! Patti also offers a Auto ship feature that you can check out on the website.
The Grand Opening is fast approaching it is on September 1st so mark your calenders. There will be a 15% off the entire store until September 6th. ( That will Include the New Unity Store Kit that is due out the same day it's going to be a great deal!!)
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this Patti is going to have so many great products in her store you are not going to want to miss out.

I Hope You Have The Happiest...

So for todays card I am using a new Cutting Cafe Printable stamp set called Hey Girlfriend Happy Birthday. Perfect for those close friends of yours. I used DCWV glitter spring stack and a K and Company Sticker. Easy card you really need to check out The Cutting Cafe there are tons of new Printable stamp sets including some great Halloween sets that just came out. I'll be back for Sweet Sketch Wednesday and more info on The Grand Opening of Paper Maniacs You Are Not Going To Want To Miss This!!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hope Your Day Is Groovy!

Sorry I am a little late today with my post just trying to get back into things after Vacation. This card today is for the Shirly's 2 Girls Challenge which is to follow a sketch and and add 4 brads. I just got some of their stamps and they are terrific they stamp awesome clean and crisp image. If you have not checked out these stamps you must they have some really cute images and sentiments and if you do their challenge you have a chance to win some stamps. For this card I used Mornin' Sunshine set super cute. I paper pieced the image which is perfect for this by the way. I used DCWV spring Glitter stack beautiful and bright color perfect for this image. TFL!! I'll be back tomorrow with a Cutting Cafe card.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sweet Sketch wednesday Late and Back from Vacation

So as you can tell Blogger did not let me Auto post so here is my Sweet Sketch Wednesday card this is my card using some yummy Cosmo Cricket Dp Early Bird. The stamp is from Unity's Customer kit Hodge Podge of Happiness such a cut kit need to play with this more. I paper pieced this cute little coffee mug. Added some of the chip board stickers also from Cosmo Cricket. Alot of exciting things coming up for the upcoming weeks.

1. My Week in Unity where I will be featuring all Unity Projects here on blog

2. More exciting information on The Grand Opening of Paper Maniac (opening September 1st)

3.Cutting Cafe projects you need to head on over there Regina has a ton of new Printable stamps including sets for the new school year. You don't want to miss these there are some awesome images for teacher projects!!

So as you can tell I am going to be busy busy. Vacation was fun but happy to be home.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Friday and HHH

So Today's cards are for the UNITY GUEST DESIGNER CHALLENGE I really wish I had more time to spend on a couple of cards but I can only do what I can and this is it. I used The July KOTM for both of these cards. I also used the same DP on both cards a new pad from K and Company. For the first card the three embellies I used are ribbon,flower and button. The second card my three embellies are the ribbon, tag and rubon. I colored both images with my copic markers.Make sure to check out all the other great Unity Customers talent. Ok so I"m off to pack some more for our much deserved Vacation on Sunday can not wait I'm so ready to get away and have some fun!!TFL!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


This card today is for the Unity Guest designer Challenge. The challenge is to use 1 stamp June or July KOTM. Use 2 designer papers and tree embellishments and this is what I came up with. I used July Kotm for my stamp, the Dp I used is from K and Company and the three embellies I used are the ribbon, button and a rubon for the sentiment. I colored the image with my copic markers I' m really starting to love this markers as I get used to using them.
So In trying to keep the My Cute Stamps theme this week here is a card using this sweet doll. I paper pieced the doll and for the green back round I used a flower that was in the stamp set and the other paper is from K and Company. Just an FYI This is not a new My cute Stamps set but I did get this at ABC TOYS AND CRAFTS. You have a couple days left to enter to win the newly released stamp sets from My Cute Stamps. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO ON THIS GIVEAWAY!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I want to say sorry for the lack of posts this week I have just been so busy getting ready for camping next week and on top of all that I have 180 wedding favors to get started so I am stressing a little but I know I will get it done(I hope). Today Sweet Sketch I used some More MY CUTE STAMPS(DON"T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN FOR INFO ON HOW TO WIN MY CUTE STAMPS!!!)The Dp I used is from Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday Collection. I used a new Ek success border punch you can only see some of it along the bottom. I paper pieced the tree and snail and added some little rhinestones I love these things. Make sure you check out the other wonderful Dt creations and we would love it for you to play along!! Arlana also added some more DT members so there is a ton of great new talent and inspiration!!

ATTENTION:"A Set a Day Giveaway"
Featuring the NEW sets from "MY CUTE STAMPS"
Starts August 3rd and ends August 7th.
Go and comment daily on the ABC Design Blog post and you could win the stamp set featured that day. Just go to ABC Design Blog for all the details.
Also, the store owner, Julie, has a $25 Shopping Spree to the STORE to give away this week. So check out the Store Blog and see how to win

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Monday and A Chance to Win

Ok So this week is super busy and I will try my best to keep up with the blog because next week I will be on Vacation.
I will have no Internet and this is absolutely going to kill me but I will do my best to cope. I am going to post this week depending on time some My Cute Stamps creations why you ask well the obvious love these stamps but also to spread the word about a GIVEAWAY. Yes You heard it A Giveaway of MY Cute Stamps and even better it's going to be of their newly released sets five of them in total!!






So Onto The card let me just note the cards I create this week are not the New My Cute Stamps being given away at ABC TOYS AND CRAFTs.(BUT THEY DO CARRY THESE SETS)For this card I used Night OWL Set I did some paper piecing for this card. The Dp I used is Girl Friday from Cosmo Cricket.