Sunday, January 19, 2014

Welcome to the First GIU Blog Hop!!

HI PEEPS!!!  I am so excited!  I love a good blog hop!  I am first on the hop, but you might want to see what Unity posted on their blog.  What I really love is anything having to do with Unity!  I have been the Growing in Unity girl several times and it is always so much fun!  I am honored to be asked to join this hop with these amazing GIU Girls!
Are you a member of SOTW??  Look at this darling stamp!
The benefits for being in one of Unity's club memberships are really the icing on the cake!  Do you know you get to purchase ANY of the past SOTW for only $4.00!!  Non club members only get to purchase them a whole year later after they are released and I don't think they are ever included in any sale!

Please excuse this rotten picture.  It took 3 hours to get it on this blog and finally my awesome sister got it on there for me, with about 20 minutes to spare.  Blogger and I rarely get along.  :)  The camera is really picking up the Wink of Stella shimmer and not the card.  In real life it is just beautiful not solid shine so you can't read the sentiment LOL  If I could get more than one picture on here I could show you a close up of the sequins on the boots.  I just cut them where they needed to be cut and they look so cute!  I have never cut a sequin before but I didn't like them hanging off and I didn't like them not on the flowers near the edge.  We cut everything else right?  LOL
OK, now it is time to hop on over to An'Jenic's Blog!  I can't wait to see what everyone else did!
The whole line up is below!
Before I go, this amazing sale ends at midnight!  Did you know the KOM and SMAK kits are on sale for 50% off?  OH EMM GEE that makes me so happy.  I LOVE them so much.  They are all my favorites!
Thank you so much for hopping with us today!
I am off to get my hair done!  I have a P!nk concert to go to!  YIPPEE!!!

Noelle Reese http://noellescrapsalot.blogspot.com
An'Jenic Gibson http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com
KristyLee Deyette http://kristyleesworld.wordpress.com
Michele Brown http://www.mommiescrafttime.blogspot.com
Becky Litz http://www.scrapcircus.blogspot.com
Margie Visnick http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Angie Reece http://stampingsoftheshug.blogspot.com
Misty Buck http://www.mistylynnwhat.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

See ya' 2013

No, hard feelings but you were awfully hard to get along with at the end.  I'm still winning for the record.

grief noun \ˈgrēf\  

: deep sadness caused especially by someone's death
:  a cause of deep sadness
: trouble or annoyance
 
On November 30th my Dad passed away.
Alzheimer's is the worst. 
 
fear verb \ˈfir\  
     
: to be afraid of (something or someone)
: to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)
: to be afraid and worried
On December 9th I was working out and got an emergency call from Bryan.  He told me Morgan had been in a car accident.
She was not driving and luckily it was VERY cold out.  So she didn't want to get out of the front seat and jump in the back with the 3rd kid they were picking up got in so she was in the back seat and the air bag didn't even open.  Both girls were fine, just incredibly scared.  Morgan accidently slammed her finger in the car door getting out.  So she just had to have a tetanus shot and she still has not lost that nail.
 
On December 11th I lost a dear friend, MoLo due to pneumonia, advanced to sepsis.  See grief above.

  ter·ror noun \ˈter-ər, ˈte-rər\
 
: a very strong feeling of fear
: something that causes very strong feelings of fear : something that is terrifying
: violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten people and achieve a political goal
 
On December 13th I was going to have a good day.  It was my Dad's birthday and I was bound and determined to not cry the day away.  Then I got a text from Morgan.
Telling me how much she loves us and that they were in lock down and there were loud banging noises.
Then all hell broke loose.
A kid is shooting people in her school.  GOD help us all.
It took almost 4 hours to get my arms around Morgan.
That was the longest wait of my life.  I was one of the lucky ones.  I knew Morgan was safe.  She texted me the entire time until her class got to run from the school to the church.  Then she started calling, even though she was crying, hearing her beautiful voice was the best ever. 

sick adjective \ˈsik\      

: affected with a disease or illness
: of or relating to people who are ill
: very annoyed or bored by something because you have had too much of it
 
 December 15th some virus tried it hardest to take out Carlee and I.
Once I was able to leave the bathroom mine turned into a bronchial cold type thing and I am still coughing...
December 17th it tried to take out Bryan and Morgan.
 
See ya' 2013
 
BRING ON 2014
I'm excited.
I know this year is going to be awesome!
I might even blog more than once every few months LOL
I have been busy making cards though!  I have enough pictures already to do a post a day for the entire year I bet!
 
The best news is , my nephew is coming to live with us for a while.  He needs a bedroom so I have to give up a scrapbook room.  I have 2 right now right across the hall from each other.  Now I get the basement family room again WHOOP WHOOP!!
I will take lots of pictures to show you the new set up.  I am so excited to scrap again.  The desk I am working on is so small there isn't really room for a 12 x 12 piece of paper.
Bring on the scrapping!  And Project Life and lots of cards for the chocolate shop!
Happy New Year Peeps!!




Friday, October 18, 2013

OH EM GEEE P!NK was post phoned in Denver for tonight!

So I have time to play in Friends with Flair!  WHOOP!!  There might be beer involved too  LOL
I made this card for a lady I work out with at Curves.  She gave me a bag of their breakfast drink powder and saved me $20.00 how nice was that?? 
The scalloped oval is from Spellbinders.  I love their dies almost as much as I love Unity stamps!
That darling table scene is from Spirit of Summertime.  Being a member of KOM is my birthday present every year.  BEST GIFT EVER!!  My DH LOVES it too because he never has any pressure!  LOL  Our anniversary is 3 days before my birthday so SMAK covers that too!  LOL  The clouds are from No Matter what the Weather.

Inside I used one of my all time favorite Thanks sentiments.  Look at the POLKA DOTS!  Is that not the cutest font ever?  I use it every chance I get.  It is from Delight in Beauty!
PS  I did not tell her I love you  LOL  I said I love the shakes!  They are really YUMMY!  Maybe next time I will remember to take a picture before I scribble all over it LOL
Thanks for stopping by today!  Come join us!  There are prizes.  Unity has the best prizes EVER!
I am off to make something and have some beers since I can't be at my favorite rock stars concert!  Wednesday is coming!
 
 


Friday, September 27, 2013

Guess what? UNITY named a stamp after ME!

I am sorry to brag, but I am so honored and excited!  It makes me down right happy!
I ordered her so fast yesterday.  I could not get the order completed fast enough!
UK-648A-NOELLE-FASHIONISTA
Truth be told I don't look like that *snort*  But I am working on it!
Did you see the freebies this week?  It makes absolutely zero sense to me and I worry Unity is going to put themselves right out of business with deals like this!  [I'm kidding, Angela is an above average business owner] 
Hero image
 
Can you believe that?  Can you believe how cute those birdies are?
Another AWESOME thing happened this week!  My girl turned 16!  Sweet 16!
 I like to put cards in her lunch!  I used Hoot of A Day such a darling owl!!  That is a Lifestyle Crafts die that came free with my Genius Platform.  The bling and the heart sticker are from KI Memories I think, I forgot to write that down.
I am so sorry I decapitated Bryan.  He took Morgan and her BFF to the Bronco/Raider game to celebrate.
Here is another bad picture of my really handsome husband.  But he was saying something funny is my guess.  Look at our girls looking at him!  They love him so much!
I was not able to take good pictures.  Apparently I was so excited about blowing my diet on that ice-cream cake!  I ate it 3 days in a row!  I am happy to report yesterday some how I managed to not have any.  I can hear the dumb thing calling my name right now though!  I am not so sure I will have the same luck today!  *snort*  Now poor Morgan is in bed sick.  Day #2.  Poor Baby!
Come join us for Friends With Flair!  you won't be sorry!  Those girls have more talent in one finger than I do!  I am so inspired and I look at all of their blogs!  Then go buy Noelle!  *SWOON*  I think I love this! 
Have a fantastic weekend!
 


Friday, August 30, 2013

Oh how I love Friday's!

Not only are they for Friends with Flair but it means we get to sleep in tomorrow!  YIPPEE!!!!
I have declared a pajama day!  I have been sick and I NEED it!
And I might do the same on Monday! 
I made 6 of these to sell at the Chocolate Shop, quick and easy makes me happy.  That is what I love about Unity.  All of their stamps fit every need I have.  I got the heart from one of my favorite SMAK kits …without YOU what would I DO?  The I love u is AWESOME I love that it isn't perfect.  I found it in Love Bug.  I think that is one of the first Unity sets I fell in love with.  Some day I am going to drive a little Bug around town!
The twine is mine, you can find it HERE 
The bling is Recollections.
The border punch is Deco Scallop by EK.
Come on over and join us for Friends With Flair!  I plan to scrap all weekend.  If you look at what the Peeps are posting you will be so inspired you too will scrap all weekend! 
YIPPEE!!!
Don't forget to check out unity's sale this weekend!  55% off every stamp!  An entire category of stamps over 55% off!
Two free gifts if you spend $60!
Get over there!  You won't be sorry!
Thank you for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Are you playing the itty bitty a day challenge on FB?

It would be just plain crazy if you weren't!  Come on!!
Head over HERE and join us!
I didn't get to play yesterday.  I was at the zoo with my darling girls.  Who refused to let me take their picture.  Truthfully Carlee refused and I wasn't going to make Morgan while Carlee was crying.  I was mad as you know what.  WHY she tortures me like that is beyond me.  Let me know if you want to see turtles, giraffes or flamingos.  Or even a cool eagle that is so polite he crosses his feet when he sits!

This is a terrible picture and I am so sorry!  I am in a huge hurry and behind at work so I quickly just snapped it.
I have become a Glimmer Mist junkie.  I cannot get enough of that shimmery goodness!  It is pretty hard to tell in the picture but I spayed the bottom doily with 2 coats to make it darker.  I learned a new thing too!  When I sprayed the pink azalea the chestnut brown color from the paper towel in the box from the previous sprays soaked up into the pink.  Can you see it?   Look on the dark pink bottom layer to the left.  Coolest thing ever!!  Tonight I am going to use oyster on it and see what happens.
Oh wait we are here for the itty bitty!!  One of my favorite things Unity does is mix up fonts on most of their kits.  When they mix it up in a saying you can bet your last dollar it will be one of my favorites!  This one is from Good Times and you should own it!  It also comes with flowers that are super fun to paper piece!
Speaking of flowers. 
Dear GOD,
Thank you for giving me my Sister, Carla!
Love, Noelle
This pile of flowers is what happened when I had to work and she said I need some dictionary paper and those vintage buttons we bought and some twine.
Goodness!  It is a pile of shimmery awesome lovely flowers! 
[I think if you click on it, it will get bigger and you can see the shimmer]When I run out I am jumping in my car and making more with her all day long.  I saw her little crumbled up balls of 'trash'.  I handed her what she requested but DANG I didn't know she would have a pile this this in just an hour while I worked!  I honestly don't know what dies she even used.  I could search my stash and figure it out if you want me to!
Come join us!  You could win this itty bitty!!  ANY itty bitty!  SCORE!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here is your bonus!
 That little white ball of fluff is a baby flamingo *swoon*
 
This is an eagle that sitting cross legged *so cute*


Monday, July 29, 2013

More Unity FaceBook Fun!

WHOOP WHOOP!!
It is so simple!!
Good Gravy an itty bitty a day?  How perfect!!
I used a Webster's itty bitty called Celebrate I love the sailboat, but the sentiment screams Birthday to me so I paired it with a Sizzix cupcake.
Come play with us!  I am not sure how long it will last but for now it is a daily thing.  Check it out HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!