Friday, December 28, 2012

Hold It Together

I love this little stapler with the cute sentiment, it can be used for so many situations!
There are just a few more days to take advantage of Unity's Buy One Itty Bitty, get one for $1. A great sale they've had running through the month of December. Although I don't think this stapler is available since it's a Stamp of the Week.
And don't forget the inventory reduction sale is going on as well, so after you hop, get on over to the Unity website for a little shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Daily Cover

I finally decided on my cover, pretty simple design. I've had the 25 bling stickers and the star charm forever, I knew they would come in handy some day! I painted the Studio Calico tree with silver glitter nail polish (yup!). A room FULL of crafty supplies and I used nail polish. I had EVERY.OTHER.COLOR. of embossing powder that you could ever imagine, except silver! That's definitely being added to my shopping list!
I sprayed the cover with a few different mists to add some shine. The first one I tried left spots :'(, but they aren't that visible anymore!

I ordered some Black Cherry Staz On today, as soon as that's delivered, I will do the spine and the inside cover. I think I am going to copy directly from Ali's spine and inside, since I like hers and I need to get moving!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Daily Day 1

I am already loving the smaller size album for December Daily this year! and I am keeping it super simple in order to keep up.

Last night we put up and decorated our tree, afterwards "Red" showed up, Luke's Elf on the Shelf. He was so excited to see him.

On the first page, I used one of Ali Edwards Story Cards and some older stickers from my stash.

The second page is just a photo with a blingy sticker over the page protector from Michael's Dollar Bin. And that is IT! Nothing fancy, but I like it!
Here are some more pictures I took, that may become a scrapbook page at a later time, I don't want to include too many pictures in my December Daily, or it will explode before the month is over!

Before Luke unwrapped the box, he guessed that Red was inside. He was SO excited when he saw that he was right! So cute :)


Click HERE to see how I organized my December Daily supplies.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Getting Ready for December Daily

This will be my 3rd or 4th attempt at a December Daily. I am still working on last years and I have every intention of finishing it! I'm just a LITTLE slow! I've seen a lot of blogs where people gather all their "stuff" in preparation, so I thought that would help me stay on track. I was particularly inspired by Michelle Wooderson's post HERE!!!

Also, I got the Studio Calico kit and the album is 4x6 this year, which I think will be easier for me to stick with!

I have more here than I will ever need, but it is fun to shop my stash in addition to all of the goodies that came with the kit.

The "dear Santa" fabric tag in the above photo is from Ormulo. They have a great shop with so many unique items. I ordered the glittery "Joy" tag last year from Nicole Reaves Etsy Shop.

I have a bunch of Christmas stamps ready here, ink, punches, embellishments.

Above is the canvas album that came with the SC kit, I have to get working on my cover!

Lots and LOTS of WASHI!!!!

Here's a close up of the Ormulo and Nicole Reaves tags and the American Crafts Christmas date stamp.
Wish me luck with my project this year! I think I am all ready to go!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Where Have I Been?!

I have been busy growing a little person! YAY!!!! 
Not much energy left for creating but hopefully I'll be back at it soon! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Friday

Hey Unity Peeps! Another fabulous Friends with Flair Friday
I made this card awhile back for my son to give my brother in law for Father's Day. I made it on the go on my way to the Father's Day celebration. I forgot my Copics so I didn't have anything to color the image with. My niece broke out some old chalk inks and I did the best I could with those! The stamps are from several different Kits of the Month and the paper is Basic Grey Life of the Party and the Kraft Outlet.

Hop on over to the Unity blog for oodles of inspiration!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012


Happy Friends With Flair Friday! 
I'm not really feeling this card, but I thought I'd share it anyway! The beautiful chevron butterfly and "Thanks" sentiment is from Delight in Beauty and the "trail" behind the butterfly is from one of my Kit of the Month sets, I forget which one...oops!

Have you seen the adorable new Phyllis Harris release over at Unity!?!? OMG, I just ADORE that little witch! 

Before you go, I am cleaning out my craft room, check out some deals HERE! And then hop on over to the Untiy blog to see tons of inspiring projects! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I just added some Stampin' Up sets to my "For Sale" post! Click HERE to check it out!
These 2 sets and more!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Cleaning out My Craft Room

Check it out HERE! I will be adding more soon!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Foxy Guy

I made this Foxy card for my husband's birthday in June and am just now getting around to sharing it. This is from Unity's April 2012 Kit of the Month and I just love this guy! 

Gotta run! Check out the Unity blog for tons of Unity inspiration!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Full of Sunshine

It is a rainy, rainy day here at the Jersey Shore, so I thought this would be a good card to share to brighten the atmosphere! 
The sentiment is from the Phyllis Harris co-brand set, Brandy and Emma: Good Morning. I made this card a long time ago, before Unity came out with so many fun chevron backgrounds. 
So this one was made with a Hero Arts background and Faber Castell Gelatos. It was my first time using Gelatos and they are FUN FUN FUN to play with. 

Check out all of the Unity inspiration over at Friends with Flair on the Unity blog today! While you're at it, there are some AWESOME new releases on the Unity website for CHA....check em out! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Spread Your Wings and Fly

Another Friday means another Unity Friends With Flair! I had great fun making this card that I am sharing today. I started off with a square card. I covered it with glue then layered all of these random circles that I punched from Fancy Pants Summer Soul. I then die cut the square card using Lifestyle Crafts big beautiful butterfly die! It's a HUGE die, I just adore this set of nesting butterfly dies! I tied a piece of jute around the center and tied it in a knot to make the butterflies antennae. I added a beautiful sentiment from Jillibean Soup's Coconut Lime Soup.

Yesterday was Mr. Unity's birthday, and they are celebrating in true Unity style with a great SALE! For every Itty Bitty you purchase, you get one free (up to 10)! How cool is that?! Hop on over and fill your cart!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Just You & Me

I used Unity's Happy Pinwheels set on this layout along with Dear Lizzy paper by American Crafts. 
I punched out some vellum hearts, distressed them a bit then sewed them to the layout by hand, since I don't know how to use my sewing machine :(

Unity is having some awesome sales right now! Selected kits for only $4.44 and orders over $25.00 ship for just $4.44. That's an amazing sale! Hurry on over and check it out! When you're done shopping check out all the Unity friends sharing projects for Friends with Flair on the Unity blog!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I made this layout of me and my Grammy from last May. She had fallen and was laid up in bed so I was staying at her house to keep an eye on her at night. Sadly, she went downhill from this point on and passed away 3 days before Christmas. She lived a good long life of 94 years and I was fortunate to have a very close relationship with her. 

This layout is special to me because it represents the love that she showered me and my son with and reminds me of all of the good times I spent with her growing up. 
The Unity sentiment fits perfectly with the way I feel about her! 

Thanks for looking!!!!

Be sure to check out all the other Friends With Flair over on the Unity blog today! Along with some adorable new releases that I just couldn't resist and some fabulous sales! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Surf's Up

Just another 8.5 x 11 layout I made during my recent Scrappin' in the Woods weekend! We stayed at a hunting lodge off the beaten path, sleeping in a bunk room with 7 sets of bunk beds. It was so laid back and lots of fun! 
This photo is one of Luke from 2 summers ago (I think)! I have to look up the date on my computer and add it to the page so I will remember in years to come. Since I can't remember already, that would be helpful down the road! 
The paper is Rusted Sun, one of last year's summer lines by Fancy Pants. *Notice my washi tape in the upper left hand side! I can't seem to make anything these days without adding at least a little touch of washi!*
Thanks for looking!