Friday, August 31, 2012

Believe in Miracles

This one is for my friend Maria! She is waiting results from her latest scans..... waiting, praying, believing.....that her cancer will be GONE! It's been a long, hard summer for her with intense treatments. 
This card is for her, letting her know I believe in miracles and I am praying for positive news. 

I used the latest and greatest,  Jenn's Deconstructing sketch. Another amazing one to work with! You can find that one HERE. 

I used some pretty Studio Calico papers along with my go-to neutrals, MFT Kraft, whip cream and this time a touch of Soft Suede (SU!).  A few MFT Die-namics-RECTANGLE STAX 2 and TRADITIONAL TAG STAX and this card came together quickly. 

The sentiment is from the cutest girlie girl set, CS about Audrey Hepburn. The font included in this set just makes me happy. I stamped it in  stone Amuse ink (love the grey on the kraft!).  

I added a beautiful layered up butterfly as my circle element from the sketch. I cut two layers of each size and added foam dimensional between each layer. These were cut from the BUTTERFLIES DIE-NAMICS. Some hemp twine added texture and a couple of antenna! 

The tag was finished off with cotton twill ribbon and a SNO CONE button! 

Have a great weekend! We are supposed to get the effects of Hurricane Issac up here and be pounded with rain this weekend. Not good for a Soccer Tournament. Hoping to stay dry. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Unity {ippity} New RElease!

Don't Freak Out....
I've got two holiday cards all in one post today!
From two different holidays...
yes, one is Christmas!

I couldn't help myself, 
the images were too cute, not to share!
we want you prepared come Holiday time,
so it's never too early to start!


First up....
this rockin' Halloween stamp. 
Halloween Greetings!

I used the Retro Sketch for this card. 
I love how the sentiment matches my background paper (SU!).  

here's a closer look at the sweet witch all pieced up and colored. 

I like cutsie halloween and this 
witch is FANTASTIC!

Then I couldn't help but color up this adorable sleigh...
the stamp set is called
Most wonderful Time.

I love the rolling, snowy hill I created for it. 
A little glitter and this look is easy to achieve. 

It's new release time!
Here are some details
straight from the boss-lady's mouth....

Brand NEW stamps at Unity!

{ippity} will SOON be blending RIGHT into the Unity Line! 
NEW LOOK! {coming SOON!}

In the meantime take advantage of getting YOUR NEW RELEASES on the unity website through one of your favorite gals.

PLUS we are FALLING into the Holidays!
Select Holiday Kits marked down up to 50% off! :)
Stock up NOW!

FREE GIFT with EVERY ORDER! {value $6.50}
PLUS a COUPON CODE for 35% off your NEXT Unity Purchase!
{coupon valid on non-sale items only}

We have a fun hop planned with all the DT this week.
follow along,
Rene is up next!

If you get lost along the way..
head on over to the Unity Blog!
its all starts there.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WSC87-Boys Rock!

If you are wondering about the MFT September Teaser time posts....don't fret....they are coming. This release has been pushed back a bit.  You can read all about it on FB. It will be a GREAT release, I promise you!!! 

How about a sweet little baby card to occupy this gorgeous Wednesday. It's WSC time and we have a new sketch, and  I LOVE it! 

Our new neighbors just had a baby boy and I can't wait to deliver this card to them (and get some baby snuggle time). 
I am still using the pretty blue papers from the Blue Bell pack from MME-Sweetest Things. It looks soooo pretty with Kraft cs, dontcha think?

I used the fun and sweet BABY ONESIE stamp set and matching Die-namics to make my center, focal panel. I stamped the record image and sentiment with some coordinating Amuse inks.  

Along the left edge, I thought the pretty SOLID BRACKET BORDER  was a great accent for a baby card. Since it is a boy card, it gives it a bit more of an "edge" as opposed to a soft, frilly scallop. :)

The square dark blue polka dotted panel, was easy to add in because I cut it with my SQUARE STAX 2 DIE-NAMICS. The basic shapes of the Stax die-namics make for easy and quick layering. 

I wrapped the card front with the beautiful new Kraft Grosgrain ribbon and my bow, takes the place of the flower element from the sketch. Love that ribbon ♥♥

I added in the "congratulations" from the PI sentiment set, All Occasion Sentiments. Yep, there is sentiment for every occasion, with this set. I stamped it onto one of the MIN TAB FOURSOME Die-namics. 

I took a few extra minutes to decorate the inside of my card. I made an embellie cluster with the help of a few Die-namics-Star Stax, Button Quartet, and the heart from Homespun Birdhouse (yes, I ran it through my crimper the look and extra texture). 

I stamped another sentiment from the BABY ONSIE  set and then accented it all with some machine stitching. 


Check out this week's sketch and come play along. There is always an MFT Voucher up for grabs. You can't win if you don't play!

Kim's Blog has all the details AND  the DT inspiration for this week's sketch. 

Here are the Die-namics I used for today's card. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wishing you a Beautiful day {Mojo Monday}

I have been crafting, I promise....I just haven't been able to snag computer time to edit and blog all my photos. I hate when my blog goes untouched for a few days. I also know it's okay, and you'll all still be here when I return :) 
I used yesterday's Mojo Monday sketch and went round! Love circle cards ♥♥♥ Easy peasy with the CIRCLE STAX Die-namics.  I used the Circle STax 2 here, today. 

I also pulled out one of my all time FAVE MFT stamp sets, FRAMED GREETINGS
The shape of that Die-namics is so pretty and the sentiments are just as beautiful. 

The sketch was a perfect fit for the FISHTAIL FLAG STAX. I used three off the different sizes. A quick little LAYERED ROSE complete with a Kraft Button and a pretty navy burlap twine bow (forgot I had this color, from Ribbon Carousal!). 

Oh, yeah....the card stock is MFT Whip Cream and in my craft supplies! Designer papers are My Mind's Eye, new Blue Bell from the Sweetest THing Line. 

Ahhh....this makes me happy! I think I need to send it off to someone special! 
Thanks for stopping by.

Click any of the links or graphics to shop the products I used on today's card. 

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Thanks for patiently waiting for my announcement. As you can imagine, our weekend was out of the ordinary and very busy loving on our new puppy, Bosco,  and introducing him to all of our friends and family. We had LOTS of visitors. 

Thanks so much for all that stopped by to leave comments for my MFT Blog Candy giveaway. I sure enjoyed reading all of your stories. It's nice to know I am not alone in my crazy, busy, blessed life. Hugs to you all!

So without any futher delay....I am so happy to announce that the lucky prize goes to:
Amy said...
We just got a puppy too and life just got busier! LOL
I am very thankful for my family. My work life has been absolutely crazy since the company I work for was bought out by a HUGE company so we've been working through new staff, protocols, procedures, etc. I'm a nurse and it's very stressful!
Congrats, Amy Kolling! 
I will be in contact this morning to get your snail mail address! 

Enjoy the week, peeps!
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Puppy Love

In less than 5 hours we have our new, sweet puppy home with us. We are all sooo excited (and I have to admit I am feeling a bit nervous). It has been a whirl wind of a can read all about my CRAZY, BUSY, BLESSED life, HERE
That also means you still have time to enter my blog candy. I will be picking a lucky winner sometime tomorrow and post it by Sunday. Stay Tuned and good luck. 

With my crazy week and not being able to get into my house for 3 days, I was forced to take a stamp break. I was dying to get crafty today, so I did. I used Jen's Deconstructing Sketch to make this card. Of course it features a puppy....we have dogs on the brain around here. Plus this is going to our Breeder. 

It's the sweet PI-Puppy Girl.  I used MFT Kraft and Whip Cream cardstocks, along with some Basic Grey-PB & J.  To follow the sketch I used CIRCLE STAX 1 & 2 and the beautiful FRAMED GREETINGS DIE-NAMICS

The ebellie cluster was created by layering the largest HEARTS A PLENTY, PET CHARMS, and the stamped sentiment on a FISHTAIL FLAGS STAX. 

Take a closer look at my heart....I made my own corrugated card board with the Kraft cs and my  Crimper.  I love the look! It's a quick way to add texture without having to dig out some real cardboard. 

Oh, yeah....look at the twine I used too. It's NEW to the boutique. I have been  calling it cream, but actually it is an in-between cream and natural can really go both ways and I love it! I think you will too!

Thanks for stopping by! 
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