Friday, May 27, 2011

Friends With Flair!!

Hello everyone.. welcome FRIDAY!!
I have this great project to share you with you all today. The great thing is at 12 noon today you can head on over to the Unity Blog and I will share the Tutorial on how I made the frame for my project...

Ooh La La

I had seen a frame made like this a couple of weeks ago and finally yesterday had to just figure out how to make it. These amazing Samantha Walker stamps were just perfect for this Home Decor piece.
The best thing is that stunning Doily was brought to me by my MIL on her recent trip to Europe. I just love the flower shape of it. Perfect for this SW Ooh La La set.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hello Everyone.. welcome to Hip Hop Thursday
If you happen to just come here first... why don't you start
over at the
see what the Beautiful Angela has to share!

Today I am sharing a project with you all... Yes, it is repurposed.If you know me I just love to take something laying around my house and give it new life..
So Check this Beauty out!!

Dream it
Believe it

I started off with an old lime green chipboard organier.. I got this in a Tinkerbell Scrapbook kit many years ago.. I painted it black and mod podged it to seal the black paint. It is 12x12.

Using a variety of  Unity stamps with some Tim Holtz distressed Inks.

I layered alot of the Stamps from the April and May Unity KIT OF THE MONTH!!

Inking some of the photo itself.. I also layed it on these beautiful Bo Bunny Papers Gabriella collection and the Time piece collection..these were all 6x6 paper packs.. perfect for this project..

I had some deep grey embellishments and I used my brown copic markers to give it more of a copper brown finish to match the inks I was using.

All the photo's are printed out wallet size on my printer at home.. Brother5890CN... I am just in love with this new printer.. it gives you professional printed photo's.

Some papers were paperpieced and glittered.The large blue flower was embossed layered and glittered.

Most of the photo's except the black and white one was taken this weekend.. I was so happy to actually get some photo's of my son smiling and laughing.. a rare moment for me not to just get the back of his head or hand.. you know he is 15 and camera shy..hehe.
I hope you will find something in your house that has been sitting around and needing some love. Alter it and stamp your heart away... The May KOM is perfect for a wonderful family project like this one.

lots of extra discounts during the month with the coupon code that come every month when you recieve your Kit of the Month..  Isn't it just GORGEOUS!!

 we also have a challenge on the Unity Blog and over at My Unity Place..
so make sure to check those out too.

UNITY stamps used in this project, June 2010 KOM, April 2011 KOM, May 2011 KOM,
A Love Beyond Measure (scrapbooking kit) . You can find these for purchase at the
Unity Stamp Co.WEBSITE  HERE

Ippity Release in the first week in JUNE
get your preorder NOW
 Have a great day... Hugs

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jillibean Soup & Unity!!

Unity has some yummy stamps by Jillibean Soup..
 WaterMelon Gazpacho.. oh oh.. I love this!

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

Amazing images or your summer layouts and cards.. I am so excited to play with these Jillibean Soup stamp.
FWF is today so make sure you check out all the particpants for today's Linky HOP! It is all on the
we also have a special today...
 it is FABULOUS $5.00 FRIDAY!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Hello everyone..

Yesterday I had this great idea to make some flowers out of denim..

well it was a fun task and then all of a sudden it lead to making this piece of Art.

Using some wonderful

some Unity Background and May KOM stamps

and some great Samantha Walker papers!!

Inspired by doing a Christy Tomblinson Art background.

here is just a start.

I didn't want to do a she Art kind of canvas.. I wanted to use this wallet size photo to be the focus of what I was going to make.
I got these amazing Samantha Walker Papers (Heidi collection) with some stickers and diecuts.. she was so generous in sending me some extra goodies from a blog hop winnings. So cutting this gorgeous paper for my flowers and highlighting them with copics.. I just love the colours.

Paperpiecing the poppy flowers from Unity's May KOM with some Fancy Pants papers.
Adding the Giving it Meaning Background stamp white some painted circles.

Here is the May Kit of the Month.. I just love the variety of images!!

Samantha Walker's Encompassed Grace

I used the sides of the larger image
to ink up some of the great floral details.

You can see this by the photo and in the corners of the canvas.

Samantha Walker's Fall Family Memories

has some amazing stamps

that you can paint the image on your canvas.

You can see the painted details here below.

Unity has so many different stamp images in so many kits it is easy to let you imagination take over with inks, paint and paper..


We still have National Scrapbooking Challenges over at




and our Guest Challenge Hostess Maria Levine

They have some amazing challenges for you to try..

You have until Sunday May 15th to get your layouts in 12pm CST.

We will pick winners from each challenge Next Wednesday and post them at Unity's BLOG!!

Now check out the amazing Christi Snow for some Unity Hip Hop Inspiration.

Remember Unity's May KOM.. all the details for being a Kit of the Month Member is


Have a great day


Saturday, May 7, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day

What a great weekend to get your Scrapbooking mojo working..

Us girls at Unity have been busy preparing for this day with a special Cookbook project.

We all made some yummy recipes, took photo's and made layouts.. so make sure you check out all the Design Team for this special addition of National Scrapbooking Day!!

Shrimp Alfredo..

One of my kids favourite meals.. it is easy. Honestly it only take me 25 minutes to get from the stove to the table. It is also delicious. Now if you don't like shrimp you can use Chicken in it's place.

Using Marah Johnson's Art and Soul stamping set.. I came up with this design.

Using Martha Stewarts round about punch to add some detail to the kraft cardstock.. I love this punch.

For the full recipe just click HERE for all the details and a whole lot more..

Now make sure you check out the Unity BLOG for all of today's details on what is going on for National Scrapbooking Day..

We are also hosting a mini-NSD crop over at My Unity Place.. we have a game of BINGO starting at 12 pm cst so make sure to head on over if you want to join in the bingo FUN go and put your words in you will have until 11am cst. We will also have some Scrapbooking challenges for you to participate in as well. So I hope to see most of you there!! We will be having some Unity FUN , chatting, playing and celebrating this wonderful event.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Project Blom

WOW.. I can't believe how I am behind.. but today I am getting my act together and getting organized. So this is some more photo's of our Project Life..

April 18th

I made this fabulous Art Journal using an old hard cover novel.. I love it.

April 19th

Sydney's favourite lunch.. we are sharing and watching a movie

Green noodles she calls these alfredo noodles and sauce. She just loves this.

April 20th..

we have Netflix now.. and it is great .. we are watching

Cat in the Hat on the computer downstairs.

April 21

Silly girl.. wearing a hat to keep her head warm while watching a movie..

April 22

Good Friday.. we are celebrating Easter at Bernie and Guy's

the girls all fashioned wearing 2 different socks for the occasion.

April 22

Yummy fish dinner, great way to celebrate Good Friday.

April 23

Happy Easter..

crazy giggles at the park.

April 23

Easter Basket filled.. 42 eggs

April 24

Making some Home made Hummus.. we are just loving this.

April 27th

School chums.. I love to see that she is making some new friends at school.

April 27th

I helped in the class today.. we were having Scientist in the School.. it was a great time.

April 28th

WOW.. we have blooms.. I am so happy to see these Tulips. Spring is coming.

April 29th

Wedding of Prince William and Kate . Beautiful.

April 29th

To celebrate the wedding, we had a tea party of small sandwiches, cake and lots of tea.

Sydney wore her wedding dress.. special moments.

April 30th

Maxwell is 1 years old.. next time I will read the invite so we don't end up at the wrong house.but it was a great time!

Well I am hoping to get better at this.. time seems to slip away.. thank goodness I take lots of photo's everyday. haha.. better luck for May!!

Have a great day



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Project Blom.. update.

Okay today I am doing this.. I am getting up to speed on my Project Life.

I can do it!! ( i keep telling myself ) So here is my very long post for today.


March 28th

Roger and Sydney painting the molded hand print.. she will be doing this every 2 years

Alex did this for a couple of years as well.. it is a great treasure to have.

March 29

Exercising today.. my back was just killing me for days.

March 30

Movie day.. I got all snuggley on the couch and watched a movie having lunch

Mommy Day.. gotta love those.

March 31

Making these tags for Friends with Flair.. I want to do a giveaway and these will be some

of the items with some stamps.

April 1

Playdate with her friend Amber from school.. and then a sleepover with her Friend Emma..

this girl has a full agenda.

April 2

The kids hiding early in the morning playing with each other.. tons of FUN.

April 3

my ultimate favourite breakfast.. home made strawberry pancakes.. YUMMY!

April 4th

we have pretty good weather today . so it is time to get that BBQ going and have

a big juicy steak.. oh i love my BBQ!!

April 5

It is snowing.. come on stop that!! NO MORE SNOW!!

April 6th

Dying my hair.. too light so we will add another colour on top! Time to get decent for Scrapfest.

April 7

We had dinner at East Side Mario's and again they forgot about giving Sydney her

dinner.. Roger was pissed.. we will not be goig back.

April 8th

Scrapfest.. doing a Make n' Take with my sister and neices.. oh what a great time.

getting ready for bed.. tired but we are having FUN!!

April 9
The next day.. ton's of family joining me for Scrapfest.. I just love this.

April 10th
My sweet baby girl.. she is just getting over a cold.

April 11
Here are the Make n' Takes from Scrapfest.. it was alot of fun with
different things to make this year.. can't wait for October.

April 12
Mutti tell Sydney stories of her back in Germany when she was little.
I live for these story telling memories.. she loves her Mutti so much.

April 14
LUNCH.. yummy!!

April 15

Sydney taking a photo of herself.. I found this on my camera. love it!

April 16

Post it notes.. I wanted to keep myself organized.. and sydney didn't like my way

so she is changing it around.

April 17

Cinnabon... we went to have a snack at the mall and sat there watching

her make them while we ate..

April 17

Taking photo's of some of my duplicate stamps to trade over at

My Unity Place.. and some will go to friends as a little gift.

Well wow.. that was alot of backtracking.. but I am somewhat up to date now..

Tomorrow I will have the rest of the month. and hopefully will do this everyweek to stay on track.. All my journaling is done so now all I need to do is get the photo's printed at Costco.

WOoHoO.. feels nice to get this done.

Thanks for dropping by.

Have a great day