Monday, May 30th

SCARIEST {Mojo Monday Sketch} EVER right?!?!
 I thought so too.  Julee even gave us a little pep talk when she posted this sketch. 
I freaked out anyway :)
So I took the easy way out.
I dug through my paper stash until I found paper that matched the angles...it took about twenty minutes to find the paper.  Probably would have been quicker if I had just sucked it up and cut my own but I couldn't do it.  Yep...call me a chicken...that's fine!  I AM!!
But I survived...so will you...GIVE IT A TRY :)
When I finally found this paper I was relieved and then was immediately freaking again. 
CHRISTMAS paper...but it's SUMMER!!
Then I decided to make it a baby card for my cousin who is having another baby
she's due on
December 25th.
Pretty cute huh?!?
The image and sentiment are both from {Unity's April KOTM}.  I never really had much of a chance to get this kit inky because it came in the middle of my kitchen project.  There are WAY to many CUTE images in that kit to let it sit...I had to use it :)
The NEW {ippity} releases are coming out on JUNE 5th and pre-orders are being accepted on my
{sales blog}
 
 
 
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Friday, May 27th

Another just because card :)
I'm hoping to get LOTS of craft time in today.
Scrapping
Cardmaking
LOTS!!
Today's card is for Unity's {Friends with Flair} and I had to use my {April KOTM}.  This was one of the cutest kits and I only got it inky yesterday :(  It came in the middle of our kitchen redo and I didn't have a chance to play with it before the {May KOTM} showed up. 
I LOVE this sentiment...the layout of it...the slightly shabby feel. 
ADORABLE!
I used up a bunch of scrap pieces for this card and I think I'm going to have to put myself back on a scraps ONLY requirement again.  I keep all my cardstock scraps in a drawer and it won't even shut now. 
Hopefully I can use up a lot of them on some layouts.
Make sure you head on over to the {Unity blog} to see all the participants and join in if you can!
There are two prizes given away each one:
to one blog that participates
and
to one blog commenter :)
Have you seen the June KOTM peeks on Facebook?!?! 
Check out these cones...(so cute)
Hope you have a happy LONG weekend for those who are celebrating Memorial Day.
I'll be back on Monday with my Mojo card.
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Wednesday, May 25th

I made a card today....just for FUN!!
It was so nice.  The first official day of summer vacation and the kids spent the morning ACTUALLY playing nice together.  So I ran to to my craft room to take advantage of the peace.  It didn't last long...but long enough to play along with this weeks {CAS-ual Friday challenge}.
I used the NEW release background from {Rubbernecker} called {Poppy Panel}
I inked it up with my markers and I'm totally loving the effect.  I used Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie with some Real Red thrown in to make the flowers have some dimension.  It took some time but it was so worth the effort.
 In order to keep things CAS I tried to limit my layers...this is me trying :)  I think it's CAS though.  The vellum layer doesn't really count right??  I just wanted to soften the background a bit and make the bling I added pop.
The butterfly is from my FAVE set {Butterflies are Free}...I seriously reach for it everytime I think about making a Rubbernecker card.
The color were inspired by this week's {Color Throwndown challenge}.  I wasn't sure I was going to like them together but they grew on me as I worked.  I forgot how much I LOVE pink pirouette.
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Monday, May 23rd

YIKES...last week went super fast.
Sorry I have been a slacker about getting new posts up...my kids last two days of school are today and tomorrow and this last week has been filled with swim parties, pj day, movies, field days, picnics and bbq's.
I sure don't remember having this much FUN in school ;)
Luckily I was on top of my {Mojo Monday} card because I was so exhausted after last week I wouldn't have had time to get to it.
I used the NEW {Harlequin Poetry} background from Unity and Marah Johnson.  I love the bright orange on the text paper.  The flower stamp is from the {May KOTM}
 Make sure you stop by the {Mojo blog} and check out today's cards.  I peeked a little yesterday so I know there are some super cute cards over there ;)
While your here...head on over to my
UNITY ENDORSED
{ippity} sales blog
There is a NEW release coming SOON!!!
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Thursday, May 19th

There is nothing better than
HIP HOP
except
HIP HOP with NEW STAMPS :)

Have you seen the new background stamps designed by {Lesley Langdon}?!?
I LOVE them all and was so excited when mine came in time to make this card for today.

I embossed the pear background in white and then got all inky with my distress inks. 
This is CRAZY messy for me....hehe.
I don't do a lot of techiniques and messy crafting doesn't happen all that often.  And really I know that there are much messier project but I was proud of me for stepping out of my comfort zone a little.  I just really wanted to varying shades around the pear and I'm super happy with the end result.  The distress inks blend so nicely and I really don't play with them enough.
The perfect sentiment is from the
and I thought it would make a super cute wedding card...perfect pear :)
Make sure you head on over to the {Unity site} to see the new releases and check out the seriously AWESOME sales.  In honor of the {Tooty Fruity Challenge} there are some really great sets on sale...including some FAB past kit's of the month.
Now head on over to check out Robyn's creation :)
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Monday, May 16th

Another Monday....
I REALLY wasn't ready for this one to come.
Hubby and I had a date WEEKEND and it was so peaceful.
We went out to eat and didn't have to rush.
We walked around the mall for hours in stores we NEVER get to go into.
Actually WATCHED two movies...and they weren't animated.
Yep...this Monday came to fast :)
But...the kids are home and life is back in full swing.
I made my {Mojo Monday} card before the weekend because I knew I wouldn't be doing any crafting.
The flowers are from Unity's
and the one is from the store kit
It's for a little girls first birthday party so I kept the colors pink and purple. 
I inked the flowers with my markers so that the colors would vary and made my own dp.
Make sure you swing by the {Mojo Monday blog} to check out all today's creations.
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Sunday, May 15th

It's the 15th of the month....are you ready for ANOTHER
This month's theme is
TOOTY FRUITY
Make a fruit themed card and post it to the special challenge page on the {Unity blog}.
Last months winner has been announced and should be VERY HAPPY with the prize...lots of rubbery goodness :)
Here is my card for this month's challenge:
 I used one of the newer Uniquely Unity kits called:
I know my card doesn't exactly have "fruit" on it but hey...lemonade if made from fruit so this totally counts. 
So dig throught your Unity stash and get to making a fruity card!
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Monday, May 9th

Another Mojolicious Monday and this weeks sketch is from {Debbie Carriere}
It was a really FUN and EASY layout...my card came together quickly!
Just now noticed that the sentiment was in the bottom corner though...oops :)
The sentiment and flower stamp are from the NEW
from Unity.
The flower stamp is a single that I stamped four times to frame my sentiment...LOVE how cute it turned out.
Make sure you come join us for this weeks {Mojo sketch}...I may have to use this one again.
Quick and easy cards make me HAPPY!!
ALSO
I updated my {Craft Stuff for Sale page} if you want to take a look
and
{ippity} orders over $35 receive FREE SHIPPING :)
{CLICK HERE to go to my sales blog}
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Sunday, May 8th

Happy Mother's Day!!!
I thought I would share the card I made for my mother :)
Can you believe I almost forgot....eek!
I gave her present to her over Easter so the card sort of slipped my mind.
I used {Unity Stamps} and went shabby chic using up some scraps on my desk.
The postcard and floral corner stamp are from:
from Iron Orchid
and
the mother's day sentiment is from the set::
Hope you all enjoy the day...be back tomorrow with my Mojo card :)
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Saturday, May 7th

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!
Wish that was what I was doing today...I'm SO FAR behind on my albums.
I did pretty good at keeping up with them for quite awhile and lately just haven't been doing it. 
Shame on me!
I did scrapbook this recipe layout for the {Unity NSD Giveaway}:
I case you haven't heard...all the Unity design team members scrapbooked a recipe layout...signed the back and shipped them in to Angela.  She put together a recipe album that
ONE LUCKY WINNER
will get to take home...how cool is that!!!
Each layout is unique to each designer and it was so fun to see everyone's styles shine through.
Plus...dang some of those recipes looked AMAZING!
Head on over to the {Unity blog} to check out all the details :)
Hope you all have a GREAT weekend...I'm off to my parents for Mother's day!
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Friday, May 6th

SMILE....
 ...it's FRIDAY :)
and I've got flair!
Check out all the friends with flair participants over at the {Unity blog}
The kids don't have school today so we're enjoying a jammie morning.
As much as the idea of summer coming REALLY scares me I'm looking forward to having more mornings to relax and not have to get up at the crack of dawn and rush off somewhere.
HOWEVER...my three kiddos have spent the last few months PERFECTING the art of sibling arguement so  I'm sure I'll be crazy before the month of May ends ;)
I'm gonna have to get creative on ways to keep them busy this summer!
Speaking of summer have you seen the new
{Jillibean Soup}
stamps from Unity!
The above card uses the NEW itty bitty
{It Suits You}
and this one uses the kit
{Watermelon Gazpacho Soup)
I went really CAS for this one but I wanted those A.DOR.ABLE butterflies to have center stage...it's not everday you see GINGHAM BUTTERFLIES!!!
In a perfect world...all butterflies would be gingham :)
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my NSD post....FUN stuff!!!!
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Thursday, May 5th

Have you seen the NEW May KOTM yet???
So many WONDEFUL images.
It was hard to pick one to use for this months
...did you know there was one??
Every 1st of the month a new sketch will be released....click on the link above to go right to the challenge site.  And don't forget to play along :)
Here is this month's sketch:
I finally decided on the heart and key image....LOVE this one :)
Don't forget this weekend is National Scrapbooking Day and there will be a SUPER SWEET recipe book given away.  ALL the design team members made a scrapbook layout of a recipe and one lucky winner will get to take it home :)  Pretty cool, huh?!
Now head on over to the FABULOUS Robyn's blog!
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Tuesday, May 3rd

Today is Rubbernecker Stamps RELEASE DAY!! Thank you for joining us for the fun!! To change it up a bit, our RELEASE hop is MORE than a HOP!!!
How about a game?
For some Release Day fun, we are having a WORD SCRAMBLE!! All you have to do is travel to EACH of the FABULOUS design team blogs, like usual, and leave them some LOVE!! However, while you are there, you will pick up a LETTER at EACH stop!! At the end of your journey you will UNSCRAMBLE the letters and figure out what the WORD should be!! You will then leave your ANSWER on the RUBBERNECKER BLOG! ONE lucky entry will receive a PRIZE
**A $25 RUBBERNECKER STAMPS GIFT CERTIFICATE**
Here is my card today using ANOTHER floral release...can you ever really have too many flowers?!?!
I think NOT!!!
 Detail shot:
MY LETTER IS
“ E”
You will have until THURSDAY to enter, for we know that everyone is VERY busy!! You can find the HOP ROUTE below! Thanks again for joining Rubbernecker Stamps for their NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Hope you enjoy the HOP!!

ALSO

I updated my {Craft Stuff for Sale page} if you want to take a look
and
{ippity} orders over $35 receive FREE SHIPPING :)
{CLICK HERE to go to my sales blog}


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Monday, May 2nd

Welcome to Rubbernecker Stamps PREVIEW day!!  Rubbernecker will be releasing NEW STAMPS tomorrow.  You will want to visit EVERY one of the TALENTED design team participants because ONE of their blogs has a chance to win a $15 Rubbernecker Stamps gift certificate!   You can find the complete list of today’s participants on the
Hope to see you on RELEASE day; we have a FUN game planned for everyone!!  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy all of the creations, and GOOD LUCK!!
I used one of the new floral images for my card today and this weeks {Mojo Monday sketch}.  When I saw the circle I knew I wanted to do the highlighting technique.
The sentiment is from the previously released set
{Butterflies are Free}
It's a partial sentiment...I just masked off the words I didn't want to use.
Make sure you join in with this week's {Mojo sketch}...it's a prize week and a SUPER fun sketch :)
Make sure you come back by tomorrow...I'll have another {Rubbernecker} card for the release :)
ALSO
I updated my {Craft Stuff for Sale page} if you want to take a look
and
{ippity} orders over $35 receive FREE SHIPPING :)
{CLICK HERE to go to my sales blog}
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