Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some FUN Announcements!!

I have a few announcements for you today!

1st of all I have put together a fabulous World Card Making Day event with Splitcoast and all of the Splitcoast Member Companies!
There are prizes from Unity, Scor-Pal, Verve, Flourishes, Hanna Stamps, My Favorite Things, Sugar Nellie, Magnolia, Gina K Designs and Splitcoast Stampers!!
Here are all the details:
**SCS World Card Making Day Event**

2nd, Jacksonbelle Embellishments is have a fabulous SALE and I know you love a sale! Everything is 24% off with the code "FALL". All the new pretty papers and Cuttlebug folders and everything you need!!

Now onto some Unity bizzzznezzzz..............

Here's today's October Kit of the Month Sneak Peek:
And the October Scrapbooking Kit is for sale NOW!

U.R.{...etcetera} oct '09
A full 8.5 X 11 sheet of un-mounted deeply etched red rubber stamps. The stamps are pre-cut and mounted on repositionable cling foam. They can be used with any acrylic block or Unity Handle.
*20 red rubber stamps*
*12 pieces of 12 X 12 paper *
{CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PAPER...}
*BLACK Hybrid Ink Pad*
Everything you need....all in one collection!
SHIPPING OCT. 1st
Available from Unity for JUST the month of October &

**WHILE SUPPLIES LAST** and last months sold out!
Retail Price: $45.00



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Jacksonbelle Color Challenge & SALE!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

If you are looking for Unity sneak peeks...head over to the Unity Stamp Co. blog to see what's up!!

Today's Jacksonbelle Challenge is a color challenge!
The challenge is to use all or some of the following colors: Green, Blue, Red and Black.
If you play along, be sure to leave a link to your creation on this post and use keyword JBE073 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

I chose Red and Green as my colors for the challenge!

I used the new Making Memories paper and flowers on my card and this cute little Stampavie kitten stamp!

This is the final challenge in the September Tuesday Challenge Contest! If you are just joining us, here are the contest details:

Jacksonbelle is having a challenge contest that runs the entire month of September. The grand prize winner will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Jacksonbelle store… 2nd Place, $30.00 gift certificate and 3rd place $15.00 gift certificate! There will be a goodie package going out to ALL winners!! If you decide to play each week, you will need to email your card to jacksonbelle.embellishments@gmail.com. Make SURE to link your card here as well. Here are the rules: You have to use Inkadinkado, Stampavie, Prima or Basic Grey stamps. (Any stamps that can be purchased at the store) as well as use one of our Tuesday challenges that we will post here each Tuesday! You can enter as many times as you’d like! As always, we will post coordinating Keywords for the challenges if you are posting on www.splitcoaststampers.com, so we will all be able to see your card(s)! Following the last Tuesday’s challenge (Sept. 28th), you will have until Thursday, Oct. 1st at midnight (EST) to get your cards to us! After that, the design team and I will need a few days to decide on the winners!! Make sure to check out the design team’s blogs and store blog each week for LOTS of inspiration using the weekly challenges! We hope you will have time to play with us and if you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask!

As an extra bonus this week, Jacksonbelle is also having a HUGE sale! With World Card Making Day just a few days away, Lindsey is putting everything in the store on sale 25% off. The promotion code that you need to enter at checkout is FALL (all caps).

For more inspiration, check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars!

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember you only have until Thursday Oct 1 at midnight EST to get your contest cards emailed in!


Monday, September 28, 2009

Christmasey Monday

Today the Monday Chicks are making Christmas cards!!

Since last night was the premiers of Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters I needed to make a QUICK card so I had plenty of TV time....you gotta have priorities ;)

Here's my quick card using some wonderful Basic Grey products, Eskimo Kisses paper and Woolies!
I used the Clean and Simple Fall To Layout #61.

If you just HAVE to have this Basic Grey paper and embellishments, Jacksonbelle is having a fabulous sale right now! 25% off EVERYTHING with the code "FALL"!!

Check out the rest of the girls playing along this week:
AJ
Amber
Jennifer
Jeanne
Maren



I'll see you tomorrow for a Unity Sneak Peek.....and Jacksonbelle Tuesday and have a great Monday!!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's a Pre-VSN Weekend!!

This weekend there is a whole lotta stampin' going on over in the SCS VSN Forum!

It's a Pre-VSN Weekend leading up to the big Masquerade Ball on November 13th and 14th!

This is my card for the VSN Pre-Challenge "I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night" (NOV09VSNPRE4):

I used what seems to be my favorite stamp set of the moment, Simple Blessings...just can't get enough of this set!!

I hope to see you over in the VSN Forum for so much fun and stamping it really should be illegal!! But thankfully for all of us it's not!!

Thanks for stopping by, see ya soon!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Fun Challenge #50 and Friends With Flair...Friday's ROCK!

Happy Friday Fun Flair Day everyone!! hehe!

Today's Friday Fun Challenge from Kimme is to make a card with at least 12 embellishments on it in honor of her and her hubbies 12th Anniversary!

So I used TONS of sparkly gems and some gold brads for 51 embellishments!

Do you recognize the stamps I used?? The Fall flower is made out of Build a Turkey's feathers!! They are perfect for making flowers ;)

The sentiment is from Simple Blessings.

Check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog for all the Friends With Flair players and,
be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' cards for more inspiration:
Sherry
Kim
Kimme
Sara

This weekend there is a Mini VSN going on in the
SCS VSN Forum that I know you will love and find tons of stamping inspiration from! It starts tonight at 7:00pm EST!

Hope to see you there!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, September 24, 2009

All Boy Sketch!

When I saw the SCS Sketch Challenge this week I just knew it was one that will work great for someone like me that loves to use patterned paper! Lots of places to put that paper with this sketch...I'm sure I'll use it again in the future.

For my card I used the Unity kit Sketchy Little Boy:

The paper I used is from the SU! Winter Mini catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my little card, I really appreciate it!!!

See you tomorrow for a FUN Friday Fun Challenge!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jacksonbelle NEW Stuff!

Today is the 4th week of our Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge Contest!

The rules are easy…play along with one of our September Tuesday challenges and use stamps from either Stampavie, Inkadinkado, Prima or Basic Grey (all of these brands are carried in the Jacksonbelle store).
For all of the contest details, click HERE. You could win a $50, $30 or $15 Jacksonbelle gift certificate!

Our challenge this week is an easy one….make a project using one of the new products in the Jacksonbelle store. To see all of the NEW products, click HERE.

For my card I used my new Making Memories paper, Poinsettia blooms and an adorable Stampavie stamp:

My sketch is from the Card Patterns blog.

Check out the rest of the Rockstars cards here:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade


Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thanksgiving Monday

Today it's all about Thanksgiving for the Monday chicks!

I used Simple Blessings for my card and some delish Pink Paislee Amber Road paper!

My layout is from this weeks Crazy For Challenges sketch challenge #3 (keyword: C4C3)


Check out the rest of the chicks playing this week:
AJ, Amber Brookie, Jeanne, Jimmi

See you tomorrow for Jacksonbelle Tuesday and another challenge and another chance to WIN the Jacksonbelle challenge prizes!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

There's a Reason I Don't Blog on the Weekends...

And this picture will show you why!
There is not a single place in my house to take a good picture. I may live in the house with the worst lighting in the world, lol!!

I did so much stamping this weekend though that I can't fit it all in Monday thru Friday so I needed to share at least one card today.

I tried today to get an "ok" picture of this card I made with the September Torendi Kit!
I used the Prarie Paper and Ink Friday Sketch for the layout.
I made this for Rachel since she's so crazy for Ninjas....even has her own ninja name for herself and her friends. Yeah, she's 17 but still knows how to PLAY!!
She loves the card and wants me to make cards for all her friends.
Hope my picture isn't so bad that you're sorry you visited today, haha! I'll see you tomorrow with a card taken in better lighting for the Monday Chicks challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, September 18, 2009

Friends With Flair and a Friday Fun Day!!

Happy Friday!!

What a stressful night we had last night!! Our doggie was bitten by a snake and it was just madness and craziness at my house all night...rushing her to the vet, staying by her all night.......but I managed to sneak away from her side for 10 minutes to make a card for today anyway.

Check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog for all the Friends With Flair participants!

This week our Friday Fun Challenge from Kimme is to use leaves and Fall colors on our cards!

Here's my card using Everyday Blessings:

The paper is Basic Grey, Indian Summer.

Check out the rest of the Friday Fun team:
Kim
Sherry
Kimme
Sara


We'd love for you to play along! Use the keyword FFC49 on SCS or link up your blog so we can see!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Who Does That??? Unity Does!!

Today is the 1st "Who Does That?" Thursday at Unity Stamp Co.!!

There will be TONS of excitement today and the way to find out all about it is by visiting the Unity Stamp Co. blog and the Unity SCS Forum!! There will be chatting and contests and prizes, so check it ALL out!!

Now onto my 3 cards I made for you using 3 new kits available starting today on the Unity store website! All 3 of these cards use my very favorite technique...God's gift to "non-colorers" like me....paper piecing!!

I really had SO much fun making these cards and I love all 3 of them and I hope you do, too!!

This card uses Simple Blessings:

This card uses this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge and the stamp set Joy & Wonder:
And this crazy card uses Build a Turkey:
{all stamps use Basic Grey paper; Eskimo Kisses and Indian Summer}

Well what do you think??? Fun stamp sets huh??

Be sure to leave a comment...you never know when someone is watching ;)

I look forward to seeing you and chatting with you in the Unity
SCS Forum!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spooky Tuesday Challenge!

{click HERE to see my SU! stamps for sale}

It's Jacksonbelle Tuesday and today are making Halloween cards!

The keyword for this week is JBE071 and we'd LOVE for you to play along!!

This whole month you can win fabulous Jacksonbelle gift certificates for playing along with us so really HAVE to play for your chance!!

Check out all the contest details HERE!

Here's my spooky little card using this week's CPS sketch and some fabulous Inkadinkado stamps and the Drippy Goo Martha Stewart punch and Basic Grey Eerie paper:

Check out the rest of the Rockstars spooky cards:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life

Thanks for stopping by!

I'll see you Thursday for a new Unity Thursday party!!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Spooky Monday!

{Click HERE to see my SU! sets for sale!!!}

Today's Monday challenge chicks are making spooky, Halloween cards!!

I showed Mike my card last night and he said it was WAY too scary, lol...something about a raven being bad or something, I don't know...he's so silly ;)

Here's my card using Tis Near Halloween and some fun Basic Grey Eerie paper:
Be sure to check out the rest of the girls:

Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow for Jacksonbelle Tuesday!!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Stamping!

**Click HERE to see my SU! sets for sale**

Let me tell you something...if you want to make a fabulous card, talk to one of your fabulous stamping friends on the phone while you are doing it....that's all I'm sayin' and thanks Ms. Buck for the inspiration, we need to do that more often ;)

This is just a little fun, Fall card I made for you with one of the new Unity kits coming out VERY soon on the Unity website called Simple Blessings...if you need it NOW you can find it at your LSS that sells Unity (if they don't MAKE them!) or at an online retailer that has it!

Isn't that pumpkin FABulous? LOVE IT!!

I used the new Indian Summer paper from Basic Grey to paper piece the pumpkin and leaves. Love that paper!!


Thanks for spending some time with me today! See you next time!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

SU! Stamps for Sale

Here is what I have left after my fairly successful yard sale today:

These are all $5.00 (all are in great condition!):
Delight In Life
Friendship Blooms
Happy Harmony
Polka Dot Punches (NUM)
Sweet On You
Cute Converse
Mon Ami
Stemming From

These are $8.00 (all in great condition):
Warm Word - sold
One of a Kind - sold
Boho Backgrounds
Flower Filled

These are $10.00 (all in great condition):
Celbrate Everything (the word Celebrate is cut out but not mounted, rest are all NUM)
Really Retro (NUM)
Oval All (NUM)
Wanted - sold
Curvy Verses - sold
Tres Chic BG
Bronc Buster
All in a Row
Cute and Curly (2 mounted, 2 NUM)
Congrats (NUM)

These are all $12.00 (all in great condition):
A Little Birdie Told Me
A Little Somethin' (2 are cut out but unmounted rest are NUM)
Deer Friends (1 mounted, 1 sticker on wood of another and 5 NUM)
Rustic Rooster (NUM)
To You and Yours (2 mounted, rest NUM)
Upsy Daisy
Priceless
Pretty Amazing - sold

These are $15.00 (al in great condition):
Lovely as a Tree - sold
Baroque Motifs

Shipping is by USPS however you want it :-) I can use a Flat-Rate Priority envelope or mail it First Class, your choice. Just let me know which you'd like and I can tell you the price.

Email me!!!

Thanks!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Do You Remember?

Today's Friday Fun challenge is from Kimme and she challenged us and YOU to make a card for a service member, firefighter, police officer, civil servant of any kind in remembrance of 9/11/01.

It's also a Friends With Flair Friday at Unity Stamp Co. so be sure to check the Unity blog for all the links!!

Here's my card using Unity in America:
Check out the rest of the team:

I hope you'll take today to think about how you felt that day 8 years ago and revive the Patriotism we all felt during that time. I know I'll never forget those feeling or those moments and my undying Patriotism for my country will shine every day.

Jimmi

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Le Vintage Chic Day

Today I just wanted to show you another card using the fabulous Unity kit Le Vintage Chic!
This fabulous kit is available on a limited basis and there are not many left!
You also get a Unity inkpad in Burnt Umber and gorgeous patterned paper from Jillibean and Cosmo!!
It's all definitely a stamping necessity!!


Make sure you check out the Unity Blog for a fun video today and the link to some of the other team showing off this awesome kit!

My card uses a Caardvarks Sketch and some Basic Grey paper:

There's something else I'm excited about today!!! It's the 1st day of FOOTBALL SEASON!! And I am a football FANatic for sure!!! There's nothing i'd rather do on a Sunday than watch football all day and night...and Monday and Thursday nights, too ;)

And guess what?? My sweet, darling husband got me, I mean us....a new TV! It's our 1st new TV actually and I am so excited!! I can't wait to get home from work and plop on the couch (new, too) and watch this baby all night long!!


Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you...hope you don't think I'm too crazy or any crazier than you already do!!

Come back tomorrow for the Friends With Flair Friday post!!



Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CCEE Sketch

Happy Wednesday everyone!! It's 09/09/09, too and I like that....I don't know why I just like numbers that are all the same ;) So I've decided today will be the best day ever!! I need a "best day" after yesterday...ugh....thought that day would never end. People were coming at me from every direction with their drama and issues but I SURVIVED! Yay!!

Anyway, onto the card!

I saw the CCEE Stampers Challenge a couple of days ago on my friend Frances blog and just had to play!

I finally opened this stamp I bought months ago and used it....figured I should use it before I sell it in a few weeks, lol!

The sentiment is from Following My Heart, the August Unity Kit of the Month!


Oh, I wanted to tell you a couple of things.....a fun new store is opening up today: TORENDI. As soon as their doors open I am going to try to get my hands on their 1st kit cause it looks so fun and like nothing I've ever played with before!!!

Also Becky is having a fun giveaway on her blog for 2 PTI swatch books...I'm hoping to win one for myself ;)

That's all from me for now.....I hope you have a great day and come back and see me soon!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sketchy Tuesday!

It's Jacksonbelle Tuesday and today we have a sketch for you!

The keyword for this week is JBE070 and we'd LOVE for you to play along!! This
whole month you can win fabulous Jacksonbelle gift certificates for playing along with us so really you'd be NUTS not to, haha:) Check out all the contest details HERE!

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card using some Basic Grey June Bug goodness on it:
For more sketchy inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Heather Lee-Reppen: The Best in Life


On a totally different note...I am officially the mom of a High School Senior!! YIKES!

Here's Rachel this morning in her "1st day as a Senior" outfit!

I am so excited to see what this fabulous year holds for her and so lucky to have such a kind, sweet daughter!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a terrific day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friends With Flair and a Friday Fun Challenge!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Today is the first Unity Friends With Flair Friday and it's also Friday Fun day!!

Kimme is the Friday Fun hostess for September and today she challenged us to "make a card that uses office/school supplies in some way. A paperclip embellishment, a stamp of school books, your spiral or tab punches, mini folders etc."

So I used Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend" paper since it's "school" inspired and a silver paperclip for my school supply and the Hodge Podge of Happiness Unity kit:

I also used my new Herringbone Cuttlebug embossing folder, I think it sorta looks like a sweater, don't you?

The cardstock I used is new to me. It's from Coredinations and my friend Jeanne sent it to me to try out and I really LIKE it a lot, thanks Jeanne!!!

If you play along with us you can use the keyword FFC47 to upload your work to SCS.

For more ideas and inspiration, check out my other sassy girls:

Kim
Kimme
Sherry
Sara


Make sure you check out the Unity blog for the rest of the Friends With Flair players this week!!

Thanks for stopping by today to see me!

Have a great looooooooong weekend!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hip Hop-Less Thursday but...

It's all good AND I have something to show you anyway....just couldn't help myself from stamping on a Wednesday night, it's tradition in my house!!

So I made a birthday card for my nephew who turned 2....like 2 weeks ago, oops! He'll never know the difference, right??

I used Sketchy Little Boy and Playing Card Alphabet both from Unity Stamp Co. on my card along with this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge:
Both of these stamp kits will be available in a couple of weeks but if you need them now there are some retail stores (online, too) that already have them!

Hope you have a FABulous day today and I will see you tomorrow for Friends With Flair Friday...something NEW!



Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dino-Mite! {and a SU! sale of all sales!}

Hi there!

Today I have a card I made with a new Unity kit called Sketchy Little Boy,
Right now you can get this kit at retail (and some online) stores and not at www.unitystampco.com YET. It will be available there SOON!

I used this week's SCS Color Challenge.

I am thinking of giving this to my friend who is 9....do you think it's too childish for a 9 year old girl? We'll see!

If you are a Stampin' Up! fan then I have a great deal for you! I am offering anyone and everyone my demonstrator discount for the month of September (til the 28th) on any order!!

Just email me!

After September I'll be selling most of my SU! supplies right here on my blog and on ebay so look for that, too!!

Have a fabulous day!!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Kit of the Month Challenge Time!

{This is post #2 today, Jacksonbelle is just below this one}

Well peeps, it's September and September brings a new Unity Kit of the Month and a new Unity Kit of the Month Challenge for you to play!
This month we are changing things up but of course it's just as fabulous as always, I mean "we're freaking Unity", right?? :)


What are you playing for?

Your very own free September Kit of the Month "Go Ahead Wish":
Isn't it FANTABULOUS?

What do you have to do

Create a card using the colors green, purple, orange, and black. That's it!

Here's my card using that fabulous frazzled ragdoll:
Go to THIS thread for more details and the deadline to play this month!!

Check out the rest of the Unity crew playing along today:


I can't wait to see all the gorgeous entries for this month's challenge!!
Now get to stamping!