Friday, June 20, 2008


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Monday, June 16, 2008


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Thanks everyone!!! Keep posted on wednesday next week we have some MAJOR new releases going on at Unity so keep posted on my new BLOG!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Faith Sister Challenge

May 28th Challenge After Memorial Day weekend remembering the ones we have lost. This challenge is to record for our future legacies. Use this holiday to document the story or a testimony of a loved one. Either alive or passed away. Share a lesson learned from this person, do you have anything that they personally wrote? Or chose one of your family members alive and ask them to document their testimony, favorite scripture or to share a spiritual event in their own words. You might start with the oldest member of your family – perhaps a grandparent or parent. You also can include the testimonies of other spiritual people in your life.

So I made this card for my Dad, he is the Hero in my life. He has been there for me and my family too many times to count. Even though he does not believe in the same God that I do but I still have mustard seed faith that he will come to know the heavenly Father that I know. I sent this card to him thanking him and his wife for being such amazing blessings in our lives. We wouldn't have any of what we have today if it were not for them. I hope to leave the same legacy for my children.

Wednesday Challenge

Here is today's sketch challenge, sorry it's been a while again, the hubby took all week off!! Yay!! So we are off to Disneyland tomorrow and Friday so you won't hear from me for a while again. But here are a couple posts that I have done. Again this was done with a Unity set that I got for free for being such a good customer!!! I didn't think I would like it much but now I think it is so cute to send to your girls friends!! Love it!!

Stamps- Shopaholics from Unity Stamp Co.
Paper- Real Red, Real Red DSP, Whisper White
Inks- Real Red
Accessories- Real Red Brads, Whisper White Grosgrain
Other- Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Faith Sister Challenge

So here is a layout that I did for the Faith Sisters Challenge. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this page. Probably one of my favorites so far. The picture doesn't do it justice. I also used my Unity Stamps again!!

I have always felt a closeness to God when I am honest with Him and my prayer is that my children can have an open relationship with Him that they can share all their feelings and struggles. It's freeing to let out those moments when you think that God sucks (He already knows you feel that way) and you let Him know, then you realize how wrong you are and then stand in awe of his Grace!!

Here is the challenge:
"And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change His mind!" ~1 Samuel 15:29

Create a layout about the importance of honesty.

There is one who follows through on every promise and never alters His perfection. One who never tells even a little white lie. He wants us to follow His lead and be just like Him. Ask Him to help you be completely reliable. Ask Him everyday to make you more like Him. In our own strength, we are only human, but with His Spirit we are made more like Him.

The challenges are posted every Wednesday on the Faith Sisters web site. So check it out!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Customer Cards

I made these cards for my church. I had made them another card but when they asked for more the layout and everything wasn't sitting right with me so I decided to revamp it. I like this one MUCH better!!!

Stamp Set- All I have seen, Garden Silhouettes
Paper- River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla
Inks- River Rock, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories- Very Vanilla Grosgrain
Other- Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

Tuesday Challenge

I am on a roll, I have so much to post that I don't know what to do!!! So check back later for more creations.

Here is today's color challenge. I love these colors together, they are very refreshing. Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, and Certainly Celery. And of course I used my NEW Unity Stamps.

Stamp Set- Whimsy Flowers by Unity
Paper- Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, SU DSP
Inks- Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery
Accessories- SU Buttons, Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Very Vanilla Grosgrain
Other- White Gel Pen, Sponges, Corner Rounder

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday's Challenge

Can you believe it, I actually did a challenge today!!! My life feels like it is getting a little normal again!! So today's challenge was to make this fun two pouch card holder. I also made a matching card since I was feeling way crafty this morning. I made this for a very special friend!! She will soon know who she is!!

I also got to ink up my new favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called Giggle Grove. They are the best!! I will be featuring them soon on my BLOG as my Feature Friday (a little late, but hey I am getting back into the swing of things).

Stamps- Giggle Grove from Unity
Paper- Kraft, Wild Wasabi, Sky Blue, DSP from SU (can't remember the name)
Inks- Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories- Build A Brad, Sky Blue Double stitched ribbon
Other- Stampin Dimensionals, sewing machine and thread

Friday, May 16, 2008

I never posted this... OOPS

So here was my first Faith Sister challenge that I did on the Design Team.

The challenge was to do a page or card on being a friend of God. Well when I think about the times that I feel closest and "friend-like" with God is when I can be alone with him and in conversation with him. That is when this image came to me. I wanted to use this new set and I love the idea of walking with the Lord in the quietness of my own head. Hopefully this encourages you to look at the Lord as a friend that will always be there for you instead of a mean un-touchable God up in the clouds. He is real.

Stamp set: She's All That
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DSP from Michael's.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Crystal Effects
Other: Paper Piercer

Faith Sister Challenge AND Unity Stamps

OK so here is my first post in a long time but I wanted to share with everyone my new stamp set from Unity Stamp Company (the only non-SU sets that I have ever bought).

These stamps were so perfect for the scrapbook challenge that i was doing for the Faith Sisters challenge. Our challenge was to use up your stash well when I first read it I thought that it said scraps and only when i posted my sample did I realize that it said stash so the flowers are part of my stash as most of you know that I am a hoarder and love to keep my accessories all to myself, which is changing and I am doing much better at, so I thought that my page still worked for what I needed. The picture doesn't capture the textures and some of the DSP is hard to see. But I really like this layout and it was fun to do something a little out of my box as far as doing a different layout.

So back to the stamps, you gotta check these bad boys out they are HUGE and such a great value. The handles are amazing, check out the mounting system. They are kind of like acrylic stamps but they are rubber and just amazing, so check it out and let me know what you think. You can come over and play with mine if you want to see them in real life.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I know it's been a while

So I know that I have been MIA for a while now, but it was the hubby's birthday and he took two days off of work!!! So there are some pretty exciting things have been happening and some not so exciting things. First we will start with the bad news, well it looks like I will no longer be a demo for SU after this next quarter, I am sad to say that but after some MUCH thought and prayer we decided to let it go but on the brighter side I will continue to have classes and teaching but no longer selling. I will always be a customer of SU but since I lost one of my large In My Thoughts clients I can no longer support the dips my club goes through.

So now for the good news!!! A couple posts ago I mentioned a new web site that I found called Faith Sisters. Well they had a position open for a Creative Designer for their web site and I applied and I GOT IT!!! So I am very excited about this new opportunity and I pray that it allows for me to expand my horizon of crafting and that it opens up many other possibilities. I look forward to creating projects for them!!

So that's all for now, I am both excited and sad about the things that have been going on. I am trusting in the Lord for open doors both for my business and hobby!!

This picture is a door prize that I made for the SU demonstrator Spring Fling Event. It was such a blast everyone came made 3 projects and got Olive Garden lunch. I will post pictures once I get them off my camera.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wed. & Thurs. Challenge Combined

OK so here is Wednesday's Sketch challenge and Thurs. ways to use it challenge. So this is today's card, I LOVE these colors together they make me smile!! The way to use it part of the challenge was to use your scissors and cut out the details of images. I got new cuttlebug folders too which I used here they add so much texture to a card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these folders to add dimension.

Stamp Set- True Friend
Paper- Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, River Rock, Whisper White
Ink- Basic Black, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories- Turquoise Gemstone, Black Gingham Ribbon
Other- Cuttlebug

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday Challenge

I LOVE this color challenge. So we had to use the colors Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip. Most of you can tell by browsing my BLOG that I use these colors a lot so I had no problem coming up with something. This was a lot of fun to make, I love all the ribbon!!

Stamp Set- So Many Scallops
Paper- Pretty in Pink, Pretty in Pink DSP, Certainly Celery, and Chocolate Chip
Inks- Chocolate Chip
Accessories- Pretty in Pink Wide Grosgrain, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Certainly Celery Grosgrain
Other- Scallop Punch, Lg. Circle punch, Med. Circle Punch, Cuttlebug

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday's Challenge

Today's challenge was fun, we made a gift card holder card. It was a lot of fun to make and I had the perfect person to give it to. Andrea and I went just finished a Beth Moore bible study and one of the women that lead the group would pay for a babysitter for us every week, what a huge blessing that was to us since between the two of us we have 6 kids. The only way we can attend bible studies is if they provide child care so she has taken it upon herself to provide that for us so we can attend. What an amazing gift she is so we wanted to extend to her a gift as well. So this is what I made for her.

Stamp Set: Wonderful you, Define Life, Spring Solitude
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Inks: Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Accessories: Sewing Thread
Other: Punches, Sewing Machine, Aqua Painter

Faith Journal

I am really having a hard time right now. And I found this web site that was really great it's called Faith Sisters. They make scrapbooks and other things that display their faith, I liked their faith journals. So I decided to make one and I love it. It's a great way to express myself creatively and also journal my journey with God and the growth that He is taking me through right now. So here are some pictures of my journal. This has been a great thing for me.

I had to dirty up the book a little with ink since it was a little too cheery for the place that I am at right now. It's good though.

Purple Birthday

This is a birthday card that I made for a friend's daughter. Her favorite color is purple and she had a purple birthday party. So I thought this card was perfect. I think I used every purple accessory I have. It was fun.

Stamp Set: Zoofari. Eat Cake
Paper: All the SU purples
Inks: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Purple Grosgrain, Whisper white grosgrain
Other: Cuttlebug

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Customer Cards

I made 90 YES 90 baby onsie cards for a client. I think they turned out amazing and I hope they love them as much as I do. I thought the baby's face in the center was precious!! All the baby's stats are on the inside as well. I love them!! I am also glad that they are done, those little cards are A LOT of work!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Feature Friday

Hello, today's feature is a new one that I recently got. It's a Xyron adhesive applicator (or sticker maker as they call it). Have you ever had a very small intricate embellishment that needs to be applied to your card or scrapbook and it's hard to get the adhesive all over it and make sure that it will stay. That's why I love this tool because you place your small item into the opening and pull it out on the other end and it's completely sticky all over!! I love this tool so much that I also have the larger machine too. The cost for the small one (pictured) is about $10.00 and the larger one is $20.00, the refills are reasonable also. Like always you can use your Mike's coupon and it will be cheaper.

So for this tool I give it:
4 robots because that sometimes it's too small for some objects that I want to use, even the larger one, but it's totally worth it otherwise!!

Wedding Card

So I had someone on Craig's List request a card sample for her wedding and I told her I would send her that sample but I also wanted to make her a design that was unique to just her and send that as well. This is what I came up with and I LOVE this card so much, too bad I didn't have time to print sample information for her on the inside to give her the full effect (she is going to be making her decision soon, so I had to hurry and get her the sample ASAP). I will be making up another one with the details made up on the inside for my web site. She is having a fall harvest wedding so she wanted her invitation to have a fall feel. I think I really accomplished that. Here is hoping for the job.

Deb's Birthday

So the other day a friend of mine had a birthday so we decided to get her a gift certificate and then package it really cute. So this is what we made for her:

I already had the card from a Challenge that I had done previously so I made up a cute little bag to match. I think it turned out really cute!

The letters were cut out using my new cricut cartridge that I LOVE. The stamp set is a SAB set from SU!. I used a dimensional on the inside of the card to hold the gift certificate in place. I really liked making this bag and everyone including her thought it was very cute.

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

This is a card that our church is having me make them for people who visit. So if you want a awesome handmade card from me come to our awesome church and you will get one!! You can visit my church web site at

Have a blessed day.
BTW didn't care for yesterday's challenge much, it had me stumped. So if I get around to it I will do today's but don't hold your breathe, I am off to the Pink Pineapple tonight!! Yay baby!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wednesday Challenge

Here is this weeks sketch challenge. They gave us this sketch to work with

and we had to come up with our own design. I have been wanting to do this faux silk technique for a loooonnngggg time and it was so easy and fun. The texture is amazing!! I love it!! Anyway this card took a long time to make so I don't recommend making this one in mass production. But it is gorgeous in person!!!

Stamp Set- Embrace Life
Paper- Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Vellum, Tissue Paper
Inks- Elegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Accessories- Hodgepodge Hardware, Rhinestone Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Chip taffeta
Other- Cricut, Lots of SU markers, 2 way glue pen, glue stick

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesday Challenge

Here is today's color challenge card that hurt my head!!! This weeks colors were Real Red, Glorious Green, and Night of Navy. So I thought on this all day and went into my room 3 times to try this one and couldn't do it so I went for simple and sweet and mostly white!!

Stamps- Merci SAB set
Paper- Whisper white, Real Red DSP, Glorious Green, and Night of Navy
Inks- Basic Black, Real Red, Glorious Green, and Night of Navy
Accessories- Whisper White wide grosgrain, Real Red brads, Rhinestone Brad
Other- Aqua Painter

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday's Challenge

So here is today's challenge, it was all about layering your ribbon. I love the simplness of this challenge. You only had to have 2 ribbons layered ontop of each other. It was lots of fun to design this card. I have been wanting to use this stamp set for a while now, so I finally got to use it, YAY!!

Stamp set: Pick a Petal
Paper: Bashful Blue DSP, Pretty in Pink DSP, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Blue Rhinestone Brad, Hodgepodge Hardware, Certainly Celery Brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Pretty In Pink Grosgrain ribbon, Retired Ribbon Originals
Other: Cricut Cutter, Paper Piercer, Hole Punch, Corner Rounder, 2 way glue pen

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday Challenge

So I have never done a challenge on Sunday before, so on Sunday's challenges they have a featured stamper and then you go browse their gallery and you case a card that they have made adding some of your own personal touches. So today's featured stamper was Kristi here is her BLOG. So her card is here and this is mine with a few differences:


Stamp set: Cowboy Kid
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Designer Series paper from a Simply Scrapping kit
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Chocolate Chip Tafetta, Hodgepodge Hardware brads
Other: Cricut Cutter, Hole Punch, White Gel Pen, SU Watercolor Crayons

Feature Friday

So this morning I went to Michael's and bought a tool that I didn't really care for very much but it may also be one of those things that I need to get used to it or have someone show me the full benefits of it. So I came up with "Feature Friday" every Friday I will feature one of my "tools" and tell you if I love it, if I use it, and what the benefits are.

So I am going to start this one early since I am excited about it. Most of you know about the Crop-O-Dile, but this will be my first feature since I LOVE my C.O.D. This tool is one of the best I have, it has allowed me to be use my eyelets and use them a lot!! You can set your eyelets quietly and easily. You don't need to be super strong either. You can even dry emboss little dots with it. It has taken place of 4 of my tools all in one since on either side you can use as a hole punch you can set the eyelets but also snaps and some other things that I have never done!!
Now for the price you can use the convenient way and order it from your local SU Demo or ME : ) ours in cattie is $29.95
OR I just saw them at CostCo this week for I think $25.00 and you got a TON of jumbo eyelets in it as well, and of course you can always use your Mike's coupon too.

So for the first Feature Friday I give my C.O.D.
ppppp 5 Robots (whatever that means, I just thought they were cute)

I have been scrappin'

So I have been busy, I started Luke's scrapbook, finally. So I have been a little busy doing that. Check it out!! I love using SU stuff for scrapbooking. Some of the paper here is from Michael's but shhhhh don't tell. As you can see his scrapbook will be a cowboy theme, just like his room.

This page just needs two more pics on the left hand side so that is not completed yet.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tuesday Challenge

Here is today's color challenge. I would have never put these colors together, that's why I enjoy doing the challenges because it makes me think out of my little box. Today I was having a hard time finding a layout that I wanted to do since the colors were hard for my brain to work with so I decided to do a different fold, which I think turned out GREAT!!

Stamp Set: A little birdie told me
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Wide White Grosgrain
Other: Paper Piercer, Cuttlebug, Lg. and Med. Square Punch, Dimensionals