Friday, January 30, 2009

it's a miracle - i uploaded pictures!!!

Hey there sweet friends!! I am HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY to report that I FINALLY photographed a big fat stack of cards to share. Finally, some new material for ya! Have you seen this SWEET stamp set from Unity? This card is little bitty. . .it's called a "Scrapling", which is a fairly new term to me. If you google "scrapling" you will find all sorts of cute examples from people all over the place! This one is about 2 inches wide, and 5.5 inches tall - so it still fits in a regular envelope, but you can use up all your tiny scraps. Seriously people, SO. MUCH. FUN. Love it. Have you made any scraplings? If so, link me up - I'd love to see your inspiration. . .and if you haven't ever made one. . .GO DO IT!!! :)
Smooches friends, have a GREAT weekend!
(card goodies: patterned paper - My Mind's Eye, ribbon - American Crafts, stamps - Unity, ink - CTMH)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ohhhh Dee-Deee!!!

Congratulations Dee Dee! You are the winner of the MFT stamps from my stash! :) Send me your address and I will mail them out!!!
Here's an oldie-but-a-goodie (because somehow I didn't get those card photos taken last night!) a layout I did for Unity, a year ago - for their first trip to CHA. (My Mind's Eye papers, CTMH ink)
I know today is Thursday, but since I didn't know if my computer would be here or not, I opted out of Hip Hop for today. . .but be sure to Hip Hop with the rest of the girls, and come chat with us in the Unity forum today!!! Have a GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm BACK, just in time for CPS #100!

Have you been over to the party at the CPS blog!? It's our 100th sketch, and our festivities are leading up to CPS's 2nd anniversary, on Valentine's Day. For this week's sketch, we have THREE sponsors, and they are giving away all sorts of goodies, sharing great promotions, and LOTS of inspiration! Come join in the fun, and link up your card for a chance to WIN!
My card is sponsored by My Favorite Things. . .how sweet is this little bunny?! The stamp set has multiple sentiments that all fit in his little heart. I just love it! I used some new papers from CTMH, and a piece of ribbon I had hanging around.
ANDDDD because I am so happy to be BACK here on my little old blog, with you, I'd like to share some My Favorite Things stamp-love. I have an MFT Valentine stamp set (that I can't seem to find on the website), and the Scented Geranium single stamp that I'll be thrilled to pop in the mail to one of you! Just leave me a comment here and tell me . . .are you making Valentines this year? (Even if it's just making construction paper hearts with your little one - that counts!!) I'll draw a winner on Wednesday night. Thanks so much for coming by! I am looking forward to getting caught up with all of you! XOXOX

Monday, January 26, 2009

stay tuned, i'm on my way!!!

My COMPUTER CAME!!!!! hooray! I am still trying to get PSE, printers, etc. loaded and ready to go. . .plus all my files. BUT we are on our way to being back in business!

I cannot believe its been a WEEK since I blogged! Yikes! So if anyone is still reading. . . .I should have a post ready for the next day or two! (EDT: its all ready to go, first thing Tuesday morning!!!! I have goodies to share too!!!!)

I miss you!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

just me checking in. . .

Okay, so I have given up on trying to upload photos without my computer, photoshop, and files. I just wanted to check in and say HI! I guess I am giving in to the fact that I will be MIA for a bit.  So please don't give up on me. . .check back, and I hope to be back in full swing soon.  Until then, I am opting out of Hip Hop for the next weeks until I can get back on track! I will miss you girlies!  
For today, be sure to stop by the Card Positioning Systems blog, and check out the fun projects. . .in honor of our coming 100th sketch, this week you get to choose your favorite sketch from the past 99! HOW FUN, huh!? And there's a fun GIVEAWAY for someone who shares their card this week too! Go. . .check it out!
And after that, have you been to the PRODUCT section of the Unity Stamp Company website!? Angela has been busy doing all sorts of reorganizing of stamp sets, adding NEW stamp sets (things that I don't even have in my hot little hands yet!) and doing lots of COOL stuff.  Go peruse the stamps and start your wishlist! (Mine grew a LOT this morning and I wandered around!) 
Alright, that's it for today! Have a GREAT week!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hippin' and Hoppin' but barely!

Happy Hip Hop Thursday! I am here, but barely.  It's been a rough few weeks around here, and being without my computer is getting REALLY old.  

I am happy I can at least share my little card with you today. . . it's a funny sized card - what do you think?  It's about 8.5x 3.  I only made it that size because thats the size of the striped paper I had!  I sort of like it though.  It fits in a standard letter sized envelope, with some room to spare.  I hope you like it!!

Happy Hip Hop!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

unity blast from the past. . .

so since i don't have any NEW projects to upload, thanks to the computer issues we are all so tired of hearing about,  i'd like to share a few of my VERY FIRST unity projects. . .i did these for CHA, last winter.  this second card, is still one of my all-time favorite cards!!! i hope you like them!
and because my brain is TOTALLY malfunctioning, and my days are apparently totally messed up, i realized that i posted my stamp winner on TUESDAY instead of WEDNESDAY. . . so sorry! Have a great day today! (Whatever day it is!!!) ;)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

the lucky winner!!!!

Congratulations PATTY!!!!! i am so happy to send you the stamps and card that I made for CPS this week!! :)  I think I may just have your address already - tee hee - so I'll get it in the mail soon!!!
Oh - and I'm getting a NEW computer. . .I just don't know WHEN. Wahooo!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

CPS 99, a giveaway, and the crash. . .

So sorry for my lack of posting lately! My computer CRASHED. It is having some sort of major malfunction, so I am sort of out of commission till it gets repaired (the part from Dell is on the way, we think!)
So I might not be posting too much this week, but I'd like the share my card for CPS Sketch #99. We are being sponsored by DRS Designs this week, and as a little gift, this week I would like to give away the card I made, as well as the stamps I used - two unmounted rubber stamps. . .the stitched heart, and the leafy branch seen in this card. SO, leave a comment and I will draw a name on Wednesday night. Sound good!? Be sure to stop by the CPS blog and check out the girls' cards this week, and lots of great info about DRS Designs! Have a great week!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Return of the Hip Hop!

Welcome back to Unity's Hip Hop Thursday!!! Phew, those two weeks were a good break because there was SOOO much going on (remember those holidays called Christmas and New Years that had us all spinning like tops, and in complete joyous chaos!?) but I am READY to get back to the hip hopping! How about you!?

As soon as I saw these cupcake stamps, from the Sweet Yummy Cupcakes set, I knew I wanted to make a cupcake-shaped card. The cupcakes are quite large stamps, and SUCH fun to use! So here it is, and here's how I did it. I stamped the cupcake onto light purple cardstock, and folded it, folding OVER the tippy top of the frosting. Then I stamped the image again on dark purple cardstock, cut out just the frosting part and attached it over the top. (along with the candle.) That way, I have enough of a fold, but I haven't lost any of the image. After it was done and cut out, it wouldn't quite stand up properly, so I added the flower on the side.
And now, what you've been waiting for. . .hop on, my friends to CHRISTI!!!!
Happy Hip Hop! See you in the Unity forum at SCS!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Good gracious! I forgot. . .

Thank you Summer, for reminding me that I promised I would share my buttercream frosting recipe! Here's the link!!!

Powdered Sugar Frosting from Southern Living magazine


CPS 98. .. .Dino-Mite!

It's the new year, a new week, and a new sponsor at CPS. We took the month of December off from sponsorships, so it's fun to get back in the groove for this week! Our sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. We were sponsored by them last year, and it was a real treat to work with this SWEET stamp company again!! This Dino-Mite set is a new release! Be sure to stop by their website and check out all of the new stamps, and be sure to visit the CPS blog to see the sketch, and the other designers' cards this week! I have another card, using this stamp set, and the sketch that I will share later this week!
(And how do you like that sharp black background!? I used my new lightbox to take this photo, and although there's a bit of a learning curve, and I am trying to figure out light placement etc, I really like it!!! It's fun to have the option of a black background!)