Monday, August 31, 2009

Memory Box Rocks!

I was attending a class at my favorite stamp store.  The instructor is the creator of Memory Box, Dave.  I LOVE the papers.  The classes were for colored pencils and watercolor pencils and the different techniques.  I have not finished my creations because it always take me a long time, when I am done I will share them.
Dave for MemoryBox


Now I also finished the sketch challenge from Ladies,Ink Blog group.   This sketch comes from Michelle. 


Don't forget the Grand Opening for Paper Maniac is tomorrow! We had a blog hop yesterday and it was great.  All the creations are stunning. Here is the link to start.


Check tomorrow because I will have more creations.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paper Maniacs Blog Hop

Paper Maniacs
(long post so keep reading it is worth it) 

  is opening


 GrandOpeningAd Come back on September 1, 2009  to Paper Maniacs  and enjoy 15% off your total purchase over $10.00 INCLUDING sale items (but NOT the Unity store kit autoship). Check the website for the details. We have over 1,000 items in stock waiting for you. Coupon code: GRAND15.  Coupon code is valid from September 1 to September 6, 2009. 
But wait...

Yet another incentive

Wish List Free Ad


BLOG CANDY consists of
§ Unity Stamp Company's Store Kit for August - 100% Happy
§ Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker – 6 x 6 Paddie – Victoria's Street
§ Victoria's Street Clear Stamp Set
§ Pack of Warm Cord Brads
§ Robin's Nest – Bottle of new Tear Drops – Under the Sea
§ American Crafts - Thickers – Rainboots
§ Pack of Flair
§ Pack of glittered chipboard shapes

The Brick and Mortar store will have Take and Makes. What do you mean you ask. here is an explanation.

Paper Maniac Take ‘N’ Makes
Brick-and-mortar stores have make-and-takes, but that is pretty impossible in virtual land, so we will be offering the next best thing – Take ‘N’ Makes! Paper Maniac will be offering a line of cardmaking kits that will be available in two options. 

First  Almost Done, will include all the pre-cut pieces and embellishments to put together eight cards. These will be high-quality, well-designed cards with lots of layers, mats, patterned paper, cardstock, dry embossing, layers shaped by nesties, ribbons, bling and what have you. Complete directions will be provided for assembly. The only part open to interpretation will be the focal point and the sentiment(s).
Second Make It Your Own and will include the same materials as in the Almost Done kit, but nothing will be precut. In other words, you get cardstock, patterned paper, envelopes and all the embellies, but you get to decide how to put it together.

Comment on my blog and the other blogs from the DT team and at Paper Maniacs blog and a chance to win some awesome  blog candy .


Now let's blog hop
If you came from Alma's Blog you are on the right track, if not you can start with Paper Maniac Blog.

  My creation is 
3 flowers


STAMPS -  Unity store kit - 100% Happiness PAPER/CARDSTOCK -neenah #80- solar white, neenah #110 white
INK/EMBOSSING POWDERS - memento black ink, bahama blue, summer sky, lilac posies, clear embossing powder, Copic Markers ( bg10 - cool shadow, g17-forest green, rv34-dark pink, v15-mallow, blender), sparkle pen ACCESSORIES/TOOLS - prima flowers, silver flowers, hero arts - crystal accents, fabric

Blog hop ends on September 6 AND blog candy winner will be announced on the PM blog September 7


Now let's go to Angela's


Friday, August 28, 2009

Final HH - Bird on a climb

This is what I made with the Unity KOTM from August.
Sorry for the short post .

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Look what a found.....

I was going thru my old stamps and I found this stamp and the paper.  I don't remember this paper at all but I have a lot of it and it is just right.  I found all the embellishments as well.  Don't you just love finding stuff.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Harvest Foods.....

I am on this fall kick, just another one tomorrow I promise.  I made this card using the GinaK Autumn kit .  This was a color challenge as well.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More Autumn Cards....

Sorry blogger is taking funny for me so I am going to post again.
Basket of Green Apples

Stamps:  GinaK Designs signs of autumn
Paper: GinaK paper, kraft paper 
Ink:  memento in black
Others:  chalks,copic markers, eyelet, brads

Monday, August 24, 2009

More Signals of Autumn

One of the signs of autumn is green apples.   Now I am thinking about green apples and caramel.  I really like fall.  Can you tell?

Cup of chocalate

Stamps:  GinaK Designs signs of autumn
Paper: GinaK paper, 
Ink:  memento in black
Others:   copic markers, buttons

Friday, August 21, 2009

Green and Brown

There is my 2nd post of the Unity Stamps. 


While we all eagerly await the September 1st grand opening of Paper Maniac . This kit is not available at the Unity store, but is available NOW at the Paper Maniac web store. This kit and other future kits will be available at Paper Maniac starting now, and don't forget about the autoship feature. All purchases at the Paper Maniac store are 15% off now through the first week of September, and that includes this kit that is for sale now! :) You just can't beat that! Read all the details about it HERE.

Inspiration was found by going to the SCS Card Sketch. I used the stamps from Unity Store Kit from PaperManiac. 

 Apron and spoons My Creation

I actually used paper that I had for a long time.  The kit is so versatile.

You are my sunshine

I used my KOTM from July.  I just purchased the new paper from Memory Box.

You Are My Sunshine

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Start with a.........

I am ready for FALL.

I was playing around with the GinaK StampTv kit again.  Yes I know but I really like this kit.  I just got the new flower soft for fall as well.  Yes it is in fall colors warm and rich.


I am trying to get the hang of the sponging.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Signs of Autumn


I made this card using the GinaK StampTv kit.  I just love the colors and the paper.
Sunflowers and Bow

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunflowers in Fall and Sketch

I am combining a sketch from the Ladies, Ink Blog Group - Cathleen and the GinaK StampTv Kit. This is the autumn kit and I love fall. I just love the warm colors.

On a different note:
I am trying to figure out blogger and windows live writer. For some reason they do not behave the same. I am finding the editing in windows live writer is easier than blogger.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover - Come See the Unity Store Kit

Paper Maniacs will be carrying the Unity Store Kit.  Check out it out because it is only in store and limited.  Once they are sold they will not be more made.

August 2009 kit -  100% Happy kit.. AUGUST09STOREKITsmall  
This kit has so many different stamps and that is great. 
Oh yes the new kit comes out September 1, 2009.
If you sign up for autoship, you will receive the kit each month at a whopping 20% off the retail price of $45.00. That’s $36.00 and shipping will be $4.00. (International shipping will be actual cost minus $4.00).

OK, here’s the second part. If I can get at least 20 wonderful customers to sign up for autoship, I will assign each a number, use a random number generator to select a customer. That lucky person will get their next month’s kit FREE. Yup, you saw it here – F*R*E*E. And I will do this EVERY month. So help me spread the word and get your friends in Unity signed up and you could be enjoying a FREE Stampin’ Store kit!  WOW! (We are halfway to the magic number of participants - hint, hint).

A few other details – if you sign up for Autoship, you can skip a shipment once in a six month period if I am notified by the first of the month. Also, if you are the lucky recipient of a free kit one month, your name will be taken off the prize eligibility list for the next two months to give someone else a chance to win. Two months isn’t THAT long.

Checkout the detail HERE

Don't forget to go the FORUM.

My Creations 
three balloons sweetness stars dream adoreone of a kind 
  I was in a zone so I made 6 cards.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pocket of ............

I just love the KOTM for July from Unity.  I just love that pocket.

pocket of poises 

a pocket full of

I used the copic markers and embossing to color the flowers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flying Kite


image  Christyne Blog  Sketch -
Ladis Ink Blog group.

Here is my card from Christyne sketch. 

I used the Unity Stamp Store Kit. It is only in stores and I purchased mine thru Paper Maniac.  Check it out because it is a great kit and Patti has a great deal as well.  I love a good deal.

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Store Only Kit
Paper: GinaK luxury, bazzill 
Ink:  memento black ink
Others: magic pencil technique, buttons, chipboard 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Make and Takes

Archiver's was having a make and take weekend . Here is what I made.  
DSC01012 Using versamark

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Venetian Gondala

I am trying to get caught up.

I started with this card looking completely different but it was not working so I would have threw it out but... I stuck with it and this is what I came up with.

Sketch is from Sketch Saturday.

Stamps: Stamp Up stamp
Paper: basic grey,
Ink: Memento
Others: prima flowers, brads, utee

Friday, August 7, 2009

Time Will Heal - HHH

I just found I have to make another sympathy card. 

I was just going simple so I used my Unity Stamp and some prima flowers.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hearts Afloat


Here is my card for the Ladies Ink challenge from Michelle's blog from Ladies Ink.  I was played around with the paper from Memory Box.
Hearts Afloat 
Stamps:  Unity Stamps
Paper:  Memory Box Sprout, basic grey
Ink:  memento ink
Others:  brads

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We are Family


This card is a two-fer because this card is a challenges from Lady Rebekka (check out her blog)  from Ladies Ink Blog Group and Unity Addicts challenge was to do something distressed.
Owl Together 
Stamps:  Unity Stamps
Paper:  GinaK Luxury paper, bazzill
Ink: Memento, distress ink
Others: brads, eyes

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Two Cards.......

This weekend my godfather passed. He was just like my second father.  It is very hard when you live in a different state.  Here is the card I made for him son.
For some reason I was not compelled to make a tradition card.  Instead I made this card. 

I then received an email from an old co-worker and learned my friends father passed as well.  Here is my card.

Time will heal

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bingo and Dice

The challenge for the Ladies Ink group was for every member make a sketch and a card, then all of the other ladies have to make a card using everyone's sketch.

Here is my Bingo and Dice from Paige's  blog.
ladies ink 1 _edited-1 Outside.  ladies Ink 1a Inside