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Monday, September 1, 2014

My teacher Rocks!

Tomorrow starts another school year for the kids...I think we  are finally ready.

B is a freshman this year... he is a bit, well maybe a LOT nervous but I'm sure he will do great.
My youngest starts 5th grade and she is EXCITED!
It's an exciting time for her as she is finally the oldest group in her school :) 
after some last minute shopping and getting back packs ready
I took some time this morning to play along with the new Cas Challenge
 over at Splitcoast Stampers
It's all about Team Spirit. 
For my card I used our local school colors of black, white and red...
Go Cardinals!
I also used my new to me stamp Back to school stamp set from Papertrey ink.
I really do like this set. I think the apples are my favorite.

I am also playing along with this weeks sketch challenge at

Here's a look at the sketch
 

and finally a look at my card
 I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Butterflies!

I am participating in the Fall CAS Dt search over at Splitcoast Stampers 
CAS stands for Clean and Simple,
now I know I am not usually a clean and simple kinda girl, 
I love lots of layers, patterned paper, buttons, lace, ect.  
but CAS is really popular right now, utilizing stamps and ink to create 
really stand out amazing cards so I'm going challenge myself to become better at 
this really cool style of card making.

for this card my team team and I were to create a monochromatic card,
 we chose white, brown and Kraft.  and we all used butterflies
I couldn't help myself and added a layer of patterned paper,
but over all the card was very quick and simple to make.

 Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll be sharing more CAS (and other cards soon!)

Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm back!!

It's been well over a year since I've posted to my blog 
(or done any crafting at all!) 
big changes have happened....
new job for hubby, new state, new home, new adventures.
But we are all settled in and I have been itching to get back into
stamping and crafting.

Today as I was blog hopping I came across Pretty Pink Posh 
 and saw that they are having a blog hop...
and I wanted to join along :)
 This hop is all about using your dies....

I have had this Papertrey Ink "Back To School"
set and matching "Back to School" dies since it was
 released last June... I hadn't even taken the plastic off...
the blog hop was the push I needed!

Here's a look at my card
 
I am so excited to be stamping again!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Selling LOTS of stamps!

Life is changing for me and it's time to
let go of some of my stamping goodies.
I have a huge list you can see here!

thank you!
nat 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Unity Thursday!

Are you loving all the Unity Stamp inspiration today!  
I know I look forward to every Thursday, seeing all the creative and unique ways to use Unity stamps...
 Love it!

and don't forget about the awesome sales that Unity has going on...
for example, buy one itty bitty get one for a penny!   yep $.01!
you can learn more about it on the Unity Blog
and by checking out the Unity FB page

for my cards today I used some of the awesome Feb. Kit of the Month.
 I really enjoy the variety of the kits.
the paper is some brand new, just revealed Authentique Paper


the seed packet was inked with Ranger Distress in Shabby Shutters, a nice soft green, then I inked Honey around the edges.  Love how it blends and gives a fun different look.



I went for a simple elegance on this wedding card.  
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 
I hope you all have a special day,
and know that I LOVE all of your visits and comments!

Today starts a new monthly Challenge at Unity Stamp Company.
(learn more here)
Each month we (Unity and the DT) will bring you a beautiful inspiration board, along with some fun sketches.
you can combine the two, or if you are just inspired by one or the other, that's ok too.  

Here's a look at the color board for Feb.
isnt' it AWESOME!!!!
and here's a card I made using the color board as inspiration
I also used the JAN. Kit of the Month...(needed a card for the hubs!)

and here's a look at the card sketch
(there will also be a layout sketch)
 
and here's a card I made using the FEB. Kit of the Month
isn't that typewriter fun!

Thank you so so much for stopping by today!
I appreciate all of you!
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity Gift certificate!
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's with Unity Stamps

I hope you aren't tired of seeing Valentine's Day ideas...
I've been a little slow at getting my things finished, 
so you may be seeing lots of love stuff for a few more days :)
Unity's Feb. KOM is THE perfect set for all kinds of lovey ideas.
I adore this set!

I used Authentique's Lovely collection for both my cards today...a perfect match!
this stamp and matching sentiments is a favorite of mine


and this stamp just screams for the chalkboard techinique, I just had to try it!
I used Zing embossing powder and Distress Stain in Picket fence
 
 thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate each one of your visits!
and be sure to
WATCH THE UNITY WEBSITE/FACEBOOK PAGE and BLOG for the BIG SUPERBOWL SALE starting LATER THIS AFTERNOON! We are putting together a FIELD GOAL and TOUCH DOWN PROMO that you are going to LOVE! :)
 hop on over to
Renee's Blog 



Thursday, January 17, 2013

More new releases from Unity!

Happy Thursday my friends!
So many fun things are happening with Unity this month!
Tons of new stamp designs!
and a great sale too! 
 Be sure to check the website for all the new goodies!

For my first card today, I used the uber cool new
US stamp set designed by Pamela Young...(and you can get it free with a $60 purchase )

add some map paper and a totally cute CAS card
my next card today is a little bit of a vintage style..made with the KOM  


Be sure to check out the Unity website for some great deals and awesome new releases!!
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Angela Hip Hop!

It's an exciting day for a Unity Stamp Company hip hop!
It's Angela's birthday.  If you didn't know, Angela and her husband Christian are the owners of Unity Stamp Company and are two really amazing and caring people! love them both!
In honor of Angela turning 40 all stamps are 40% off!  whoo hoo!
AND some really great new releases too!
Check out the Unity Website for more!

My first card is a new design by Angie Bloom,
it's a new line of "Angie's Girl" stamps and I think you are going to love them!
Isn't she great!  I had fun coloring with my copics on this one...haven't done that for a while!

My next two cards are from the Kit of the Month
 
 
I used the xoxo background from the Jan Kit of the month...thought it went perfectly
super CAS but I still like it :)
 


Thanks for stopping by my blog today...be sure and visit AND comment on each blog in the hop today for your chance to win and $20 Unity gift certificate!
Now hop on over to 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last Hip Hop of 2012~

Can you believe how fast 2012 has gone!!
Such an eventful year at my house, but all is good :)

I have a couple of cards to share today using the Dec KOM
So many amazing images in this set! love them all.

Here's what I came up with for today


and this light bulb moment....how fun is that!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure to check out the Unity website
 lost of sales and new stamps!!

Now hop on over to Renee's Blog,

 I'm sure she has something fabulous to share! (she ALWAYS does!!)