We LOVE Unity!!!

We LOVE Unity!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The end of my {ippity} blossom week!

Well this has been fun!  Here is a whole interview type thing if you are interested LOL

For this card I used So This Is Love for the plant.  It is on sale for $14.40! 
And The Simple Things for the sentiment.   It's on sale for $14.40!!
The ribbon is Marta Stewart, the bling and pearls are from my stash.  The embossing folder is a CuttleBug 5x7 called Plum Blossom.  The paper is Basic Grey.  The card is a A7 Scallop card  from Creative Cuts & More!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

3 posts in one day? I had no idea I was capable! How about some Blog Candy?

                       First, if you are here Rosie's Birthday Blog Hop click HERE.  :)
If you want to shop in the best store in the Internet and save 40% on all of the already reduced fantastic scrap loot click HERE.
If you want to see my {ippity} Blossoms post click HERE.
Now on to the good stuff right?
How does that look to you?  Pretty darn yummy to me!  I've had my eye on that Seweasy for a long time now!  We know I have a small little non-curable ADDICTION to Unity stamps and their itty bity's are so cute you just want to hug them!  So head on over my good friend, Nora Anne and her sister Colleen's blog!  It's called Paperwishes.  One day I am going to the boardwalk to visit their store and hug their necks!  :)  Leave them a comment and maybe this fantastic candy can be yours!  You can also do a blog post  and like them on FaceBook!  Trust me there is nothing to not like!  Nora Anne is an {ippity} chick too and we get along like peanut butter and jelly!  I'll bet money her sister will be like a tall cold glass of milk mixed in!  LOL  Get over there and follow them and leave a comment and don't win my candy ;)  I'm KIDDING!!  [sorta]

{ippity} Blossoms

As an {ippity} chick we all get to be featured on the {ippity} blog!
I'll be the first to admit it is sort of scary to see my face plastered on there LOL  I always get so nervous for these type of events.  I'm not sure why but I do!  LOL
I really love the layout I did for today.  Mostly because Bryan's chair has some sort of magical powers or something LOL  When Morgan, Carlee or I are sick we head straight for Daddy's chair!  If a baby needs to be put to sleep we head straight for Daddy's chair!  It is the best spot in the house!   No one even minds sitting on him if he is already in the chair!  It makes it even better LOL
The journaling says It's the best spot in the house!  It's so good you don't even need a pacifier!  It's THAT good!  :) 
I LOVE Alphabetically Adorable.  I use it all the time.  Every letter embosses perfectly!  I didn't this time but I love to decorate each letter with Stickles after I emboss them.  The flowers are embossed and cut out.  They are from How You Doin'?
Both sets are on sale today for 20% off! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

How do you feel about an additional 40% off?

If you are looking for Rosie's Birthday Blog Hop, please click HERE.  

Well, it really over now.  We are closing at the end of the week.  :(  Everything in the store is marked down to rock bottom prices.  PLUS Pat just threw in a 40% off coupon on top of that! 
Here is what it says on the home page:


We still have a variety of products to choose from at all time low prices! PLUS:



(Over $25)

This discount is on top of the already very discounted prices!


to take advantage of this deal!

Be sure to check out the many random products in both the 60%-70% OFF & the 75%+ OFF Categories!


•All My Mind's Eye is discounted between 45-65%!

•MY MIND's EYE Wild Asparagus; Ooh La La & Pretty Please are all 65% Off!

•Cuttlebug is now all 60% OFF!

•Travel Expressions Page Toppers are now 65% OFF!


•Stickopotamus Stickers are all discounted - basic stickers are 69 cents!

•All Paper House Productions is discounted 65+%

•Jolee's Le Grande Stickers all 60% OFF!

•A Touch of Jolee's, Title Waves & Jolee's Boutique at 60% OFF! (Lots of designs - limited quantities!)

•Graphic 45 is discounted 60%!

•Most American Crafts discounted between 50%-60%

•All Reminisce is discounted between 40% - 60%!

•Die Cuts with a View is 70% OFF!

•Cookbooking' is 70% OFF!

•Marvy Uchida Punches 40% OFF!

•McGill Punches all 40-50% OFF! - very limited quantities!

•Karen Foster Design products are discounted 70%

•All Basic Grey discounted 50+%!

•Most Imaginisce is 70% OFF

•Kay & Company products are discounted up to 75% OFF!

•Glitz Design, Sassafras & Little Yellow Bicycle at 65% OFF!

•S.R.M. Stickers are 65% OFF!

• EK Success Products are 40-60% OFF!

Please note that Cropping Corner is no longer accepting checks. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.

Happy Cropping!

If anyone needs me I'll be at the Cropping Corner my home away from home!  :)  LOL
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Peeps!

If you are looking for Rosie's Birthday Blog Hop please click HERE.
We are going to my Sister's MIL & FIL house and I am so EXCITED!!  I LOVE them!
I decided to make the kids gift bags which is always fun!  I used an {ippity} set called Alphabetically Adorable to stamp all the kids names.

The darling chick and butterfly is from the April KOTM from Unity Small Things Matter Most!  I ADORE this kit and it makes me so stinkin' happy every month when it arrives in the mail!  If you are not a member you should be!  You won't be sorry!

And this Peeps, is what happens when you eat too much candy!  :)


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Welcome to Stampin' Shorty's Birthday Blog Hop!

She is having a giveaway every day for the next week to celebrate!  Be sure to leave her a comment for your chance to win!
Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  I hope you arrived here from Shellie's Blog!  Isn't her work fantastic?  Did you leave a comment?  You could win her giveaway if you did!  If you didn't arrive here from Shellie's Blog you might want to start from the beginning because there are a lot of chances to win fun giveaway's this week!
I started my card with a A7 Scallop Card from Creative Cuts and More.
I used one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets called Party Hat Wishes

It's on sale right now for $14.20.  I embossed the chart in Rainbow Sparkle by All Night Media.  I embossed the party hats and sentiment in Red Metallic by Stampendous.  The flower gems are by Hero Arts and the circle gems are by Studio G.  I got that fantastic ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  They have the BEST ribbon selection and it always seems to be 50% off!
Please take a look at the Twine I have for sale.  Leave me a comment with your 2 favorite colors and a way to reach you.  I'll have my daughter draw a name on Saturday the 30th and I'll send it off to the winner!  :)
Now it's time to Hop on over to Deborah's Blog and admire her work!  She is also having a fun giveaway so be sure to leave her a comment!
Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Friday! It's time for Friends With Flair!

Hi!  Today I have a super simple and fast layout to share!  My 13 year old was completely in love with her sister's 'paws' and feet.  We have always had a take as many pictures as you want anytime you want rule in our house.  My Canon EOS Rebel was expensive!  But the pictures Morgan has taken with it over the last 5 years are totally worth it :)  Priceless as they say.  :)  So we let her use it.  Any time she wants and when I upload pictures I always love what I see even if they aren't the pictures I would have taken!
Have you seen Unity's new way of doing Friends With Flair?  I love it so much I decided to start playing in it!  It's about time right?  LOL  May I also suggest you leave their blog open all day long and sing your heart out to their play-list?  It's line-up is as good as their stamps LOL  I used a Spellbinder label die to cut that perfect shape!  I embossed a frame from Love In Return by {ippity} and it is on sale for $19.20!  I love that frame!  Isn't it funny how we critique ourselves after the fact?  I am now wishing those pearls were much bigger.  Last night I loved how little they were because Carlee is so little!  Oh well life is too short for redo's so I'm keeping it and I love it LOL  Plus it's already in the album!  LOL  You can't see it in the pictures but I 'stitched' around all the pictures.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a great Easter!  I am SUPER excited!  We are going to my Sister's in-laws house.  I love them like I love my family LOL  I think they have been married for about 22 years?  How many Carla?  So really they are my family LOL
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A fun little recipe album!

A friend of mine wanted recipes!  Well if you know me, LOL  You know I am not passing up an opportunity to make a recipe album!  I don't email recipes.  LOL 
I ordered the House Mini Album Page from Creative Cuts and More.  I got 4 in chipboard and 2 in acetate for the covers. 
I used Basic Grey Nook and Pantry on most of it.  Which you can get for 50% off right now and if you use the coupon code GOODBYE, you can get another 25% off!  Can't beat that bargain! 
This page I used my red and white twine.  I have lots of colors on sale for 25 yards for $2.50 and I'll pay the shipping :) 

The chicken is an epoxy sticker from Creative Imaginations! 
I LOVE making these little albums!
Thanks for stopping by today!  :)  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sadly, we have our final coupon for Cropping Corner today!

An additional 25% off EVERYTHING in the store! 
Some things are already 75% off!  It is a screaming deal! 
You need to spend $25.00 to use the coupon.
The code is GOODBYE
 I can't really type that without some serious tears.  Head on over, we still have a TON of stuff left!  CuttleBug, stamps, Basic Grey, Reminisce, Graphic 45, Sassafras, CookBookin, Stickopotamus, EK, Ribbon, Little Yellow Bicycle, Daisy Bucket ETC!  There is a LOT left! 
I'll be pulling orders into the night!  I LOVE my job!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My DD Morgan, the Volley Ball STUD!

Today's post is all about my biggest girl!  I am having SO MUCH FUN going to her games!  She plays so well and it makes me so proud I am constantly welling up like a blubbering fool!!  LOL
And while I am tooting my own horn about how great my kid is I am going to throw in she is ONE point away from being back on the honor roll!  Smart and a stellar VB player YIPPEE!!!

I love how supportive the girls are of one another. 

She served the winning point!  I may or may not have stood up and shouted a little :) 

Her BFF, Lauren.
Thanks for letting me brag on Morgan today.  Sometimes she acts like a 13 year old and won't let me take pictures so I feel like everything is always about Carlee the HAM that loves to have her picture taken  LOL
These pics are from the first game and the kids on the other team are near and dear to my heart! I have known them all since Kindergarten!  It was tough to not cheer [out-loud] for them!  There are so many schools they get split up once they hit Jr. High!  I can't wait for the next game!  :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Butterflies and Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge

  I really LOVE butterflies!  So cutting an assortment over at Creative Cards and More was not a hardship for me! 
I have been SO BUSY cataloging all my stamps I have not made anything in forever!  So last night at dinner I announced I was done cataloging until I had created for a while.  I NEEDED to create LOL  I may or may not have been looking for kitchen clean up help that didn't really happen  LOL
I used a sketch from the SCS  Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge, which I flipped.  I was going to use the color challenge too but printing in black and white is VERY unhelpful in that type of situation!  ;-)
I used a Martha Stewart around the page border punch.  Loopy I think it's called.  The paper is a scrap from MME.  The sentiment is an {ippity} stamp from Just Wanted To Say.
I love layering the butterflies!  The bling came from a Hero Arts stamp set I bought years ago!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be posting more because I have lots to do.  One of my girlfriends has not been feeling well and I meant to send this cards weeks ago!  Shame on me!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The cataloging has taken over my life!

My stack is almost 1/2 and inch thick!

LOTS of categories! 
I am filling every spot on each page! 
The Stazon shows on the back.  I might have to slip a blank piece in between the sheets in the protector.  I hope not that will add a lot of weight.
This is the bottom drawer of completed stamps!  It is almost full! 
This is the top drawer also almost full.  I have done so much! 
Here is the basket that is getting worked on. 
I added more categories. 
I am going to keep the catalog in this.  How should I decorate it?  It is by American Crafts, really nice looking and I got it at a store we have called Big Lots for $5.00 YIPPEE!!  SCORE!! 
These are the pages that are full.  I'll make cute tabs once I know what will be where for sure. 
Look at all these Lush brads I got by My Mind;'s Eye!  So pretty!  The Cropping Corner going out of business sale has been VERY kind to me :)  You should check it out if you want great loot at 40-70% off :) 
Do you have Good Will stores?  They are stores where you donate everything you no longer want, because garage sales are cruel and unusual punishment!  LOL  Well I go to these stores all the time.  My biggest quest in to find a container full of notions.  I LOVE that stuff.  I have scored once before.  You can see it HERE.   I scored again!  I got all 3 of these SU stamp sets for $7.50.  SCORE!!

OK, that is all I have for you!  No scrapping, no card making, no house cleaning, lots of cooking, outings and volunteering!  A WHOLE LOT of cataloging going on around here :)  LOL

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to create again soon  LOL

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pennant Album!

I made this album for our Blog Hop last month.  I LOVE this Creative Cuts Album called Pennant #4!  It was super fun to make!

The flowers, buttons, brads etc are all from my stash, I open everything and throw it in the color coordinated jar so I never really know where it came from but I use it much more often being able to see it all  :) 
The words are all really old rub-ins by Making Memories.  I just noticed I didn't stamp in this album! 
Those darling sock monkey's came from Hobby Lobby.  I just cut their arms off and put them where I wanted them. 
You can get this Twine right here!  :) 
The ruffle gingham ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby.  
My fantastic 13 year old daughter took all these pictures and Carlee will do ANYTHING for Morgan  :) 
I ordered 2 pages in acetate for the covers!
Thanks so much for stopping by!