Halloween Scrapbooking

I went into my craft room to make a card for the new {2S4U} layout and this is what I came up with. Yep, not a card I know but once I got to looking at the new {Unity kit} that I wanted to use I realized they would be perfect for this layout. I haven't scrapped in so long and today I pre-ordered the {newest scrapping kit} just released from Unity so I was in the mood. This photo is from TWO halloweens ago so I really should be doing a lot more of this :)
Here are a few detail shots:


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Mojo 106

Sorry all, not real chatty today. My Uncle passed away over the weekend and it's taking quiet a toll on me. Hope you like today's card. I should be back this week with some more. Make sure you check out the {MOJO MONDAY} blog for the sketch.
All the paper used are from {Making Handmade Cards}, make sure you check out there kits too!

Merry Star

I got a new Christmas kit from {Making Handmade Cards} and fell in LOVE with these papers! They were both so yuumy I just wanted to showcase them so I came up with this card.Let me tell you, it's a biggie, 5x7. I really like working with the bigger cards these days. Pretty simple layout and it was really quick to throw together.
Make sure you head over to {Making Handmade Cards} and check out some of their digital kits.
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Let's Go!!

hehe....this card was super fun to make. Have you heard about the new Unity challenge?? It's INSANE!!! The prize....$750 worth of Unity....who does that??? It's the new {Unity Bachelor Challenge}, this week you had to make a card for the man you love asking him for a date. And you had to use "the bachelors" favorite colors, Red, Green and Black...yikes. This was another drifting of to sleep idea. I was thinking about the colors and a stoplight popped into my head. What do you think?? My hubby is gone for two weeks for work and I'm planning on giving this to him when he gets back...I think it will be his favorite card ;)
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Recipe:
Stamps: Cirlces (Le Chic Vintage, Unity), Hearts (Following My Heart KOTM, Unity), Let's (Perfect in Everyway KOTM, Unity)
Paper: Real Red, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Basic Black, Barely Banana
Ink: Real Red, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Tuxedo Black (memento)
Accesories: Black Polka Dot Ribbon (the paper studio), Black Brads, Letter Stickers (sticko), Modern Label Punch (SU), Circle Nesties, Black Button, String

Baby Mojo

Happy Monday!! Did you have a good weekend? I did :) We went to my parents house and to my cousin's baby shower. It's a girl :) I used this weeks {MOJO MONDAY} sketch for the card.Sunday we lounged and watched football, the Broncos won, so I was happy. My fantasy football team didn't do so hot though :( It was a nice relaxing day. Mattea and Miller played dress up and I just have to share a photo (this one's for you Punk!!!). They totally cracked me up. Thanks for stopping by!
Recipe:
Stamps: Practically Perfect (verve)
Paper: Rose Red, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Stripes and Florals (Sassafras Lass)
Ink: Rose Red, Old Paper (ranger)
Accesories: Crushed Curry Ribbon, Pearls, Machine Stitching, Circle and Flower Nesties

WOW, Have I Been Busy

Sorry for my unannounced disappering act. I fully intended to have this weeks {Mojo Monday} card and I have no idea how it is already Friday. The World Civilizations class I'm taking is demanding so much of my time and I'm also babysitting a 3 month old AND a 5 month old during the day. On top of my own three kids my hands have been really full. Then my husband had to leave on Tuesday for work and will be gone for two weeks. Phew, I'm exhausted just talking about it. So anyway, how's about a card???I used my new goodies for this one. I won my friend {Dani's} Birthday Blog Candy and she sent me lots of yummy Basic Grey paper so I had to cut into it right away. Thanks Dani!!! The flower is a rub-on from {E.A.D Designs}. I won a $50 gift certificate a few weeks back from {2S4U} and finally got a chance to get them on paper. I also ordered a big one for an old door that I've been holding onto. I love the way it turned out and it's now in my living room. Want to see?? Of course you do :)
My hubby thought I was crazy when I told him what I was going to do but he love's it. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it too!! Here's a close up.
I've had another project keeping me busy too. My husband knows how much I love old, worn, unique pieces and he found this cupboard for free on someone's curb. We forgot to take before photos (it was in REALLY bad shape) but here is the after pic anyway.
My hubby had to rebuild one side for me and then I painted it and distressed it. Distressing is such good therapy :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I will be back on Monday with my Mojo card...PROMISE ;)
Recipe:
Stamps: Thanks (Verve), Swirl (Denami Designs)
Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Burnt Umber (Palette from Unity)
Accesories: Black Gingham Brad, Flower Rub-on (EAD Designs)

I've Got Flair

Happy Friday everyone!!! This is my first Friends with Flair and I'm super excited to get to play along this week. Sorry I've been a little M.I.A. this week. I've been fighting a cold and working on my new online class World Civilizations...ughhhhhh. I really tried to keep an open mind about this class even though I loathe history but it's no use...this class is just boring. And the teacher is having us write three papers for this class!!!!! We've also been getting things together for a yard sale on Saturday. My craft time this week has been no exisistant but luckily I had this little Unity card made and just hadn't found time to post it. I hadn't posted it because I kept thinking I would find a place for a sentiment somewhere and then it would be done but I can't decide where I would put one so here it is. I love the paper pieced images :) The school is popped up with dimensionals but the photo didn't really catch it. I think I'll give it to my daughter's teacher at Christmas...does it need a sentiment??
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Recipe:
Stamps: Following My Heart KOTM (unity)
Paper: Kraft, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Polka Dots (my minds eye), Ledger Paper (the paper studio)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (memento), Close to Cocoa
Accesories: Brown Polka Dot Ribbon, Button, Embroidery Floss, Brads, Rectangle Nesties

Mojo Monday 103

Are you ready for another {MOJO MONDAY} contest?!? I love this sketch (and all the other sketches this month ;)
I inked up my new {Unity kit Le Chic Vintage} for today's card. It's their new scrapbooking kit but I had to use it for a card too. I'm hoping to be able to actually get some scrapbooking done today too but we'll see. I can tell I'm getting the cold my son brought home from school and yesterday my head felt like it was going to blow up. I barely got this card done. Make sure you head on over to the {MOJO BLOG} for all the details on the contest. As always the awesome prizes are Verve stamps so you'll definately want to play along :)
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Recipe:
Stamps: Le Chic Vintage (unity)
Paper: Kraft, More Mustard, Coredinations, Floral Print (sei)
Ink: Burnt Umber Hybrid (Palette Unity Ink)
Accesories: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Staples, Lace (wrights), Buttons, Brown Embroidery Floss, Cardboard, Scallop Circle Punch

A Long Weekend

I'm so in need of this long weekend. I feel like mt head is still spinning from August and I don't feel like I ever quite got my feet underneath me. I got to sleep in a little this morning and am sipping my coffee while I type this. New Unity goodies are in the house and it's foggy here. Sounds like a perfect day to hunker down in my craft room!! To bad we have plans :( We are going to my parents house today just to hang out and my Mom is cooking a big mexican food dinner. My husband always jokes he married me for my cooking :) I'm pretty sure I haven't mentioned here that he switched jobs. He now works about 6 hours away and is gone for two weeks at a time....blah!! But then he gets to be home for two weeks and the kids love that!! He just got home on Wednesday so Mom wants to cook him (and my brother in law, they work together) a big meal. Maybe I'll get to craft tomorrow?!? I really love today's card. The colors all really pop and I'm really loving the new Coredinations pack's I bought at the Stamp Expo. The cardboard is another cup cozy from Starbucks and I love the texture. Maybe I'll have to pick up a coffee today for crafting tomorrow :)
Have a great weekend everyone and a great LONG weekend for everyone here in the states :)
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Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Mini Love Background (stampendous)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red (Stampin Up), Roy G Biv Mat Pack (Coredinations)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin Up), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accesories: Red Gingham Ribbon (basic basic), Black Button, Red Embroidery Floss, Chipboard Hearts, Cardboard, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Machine Stitching, Thickers, Sanding Block (tim holtz), Decorative Edge Scissors (provo craft)

Welcome Autumn

It really can't get here fast enough!! I know I've said it before but I just love fall...I just wish it hung around a bit longer. In Colorado, fall turns into snow really quickly and I don't like snow. Today's card is a celebration of my favorite season...and I used my new blog candy win from {Kim Hughes}. I just love when she gives away her stamp sets...especially when I'm the lucky winner. Aren't these images adorable! I love that little scarecrow. I used some of my new Coredinations cardstock and the paper is from SU.
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Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Trees (CHF)
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Brown Coredinations, Write Stuff Specialty (su)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (memento)
Accesories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Buttons, Flower Die Cut, Sanding Block, Machine Stitching