Hippity Hop!!

About 6 years ago, I started a tradition. I made a scrapbook for each one of my nieces and nephews with a theme. I did two alphabet books, a number book, and a color book. So my littlest nephew is the only one I have left and he has anxiously been awaiting his book. I started it 3 years ago. Last night I finished it!! I have lots of excuses why it took so long but IT'S FINISHED!!! And it will only be a few days late getting to him for his birthday present! I'm going to share just a few pages today, since not all the pages have Unity on them. But I'll be sharing the whole book throughout the next few days so be sure to stop back by! The theme of the book is "All About You." Supplies Used: enjoy your story (Nov. Kit of the Month), Confession: I {luv} Unity, textured cardstock (brand unknown), Making Memories ribbon, dewdrops, Tuxedo Black ink

This is the last page in the book. Isn't he so sweet!Supplies Used: Confession: I {luv} Unity, another sweet day! (May Kit of the Month), Fresh Beginnings (April Kit of the Month), Rhinestones, Tuxedo Black ink

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Life Is a Gift

So, one month ago I was sitting in a booth at the Orange County Conference Center in Orlando, FL working...Great timing huh? HA! Anyway, the crafting world is all a-buzz this week enjoying CHA at that very conference center, but back in the "real world" it's like a ghost town! I told somebody today I wouldn't be surprised if a tumbleweed went rolling by. So to keep us non-CHA'ers entertained, the Unity DT is coming up with some challenges for us. Isn't that super sweet of them?!? This card is a sketch challenge from Amber. You can see the challenge here.
Supplies: Birthday Chic, Cosmo Cricket Ever After, Very Vanilla cardstock, yellow cardstock from my stash, Shimmerz, SEI buttons, SU and American Crafts ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

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Pocket Full of Posies

I made this card for the just for fun "YSHLUA" #10 challenge. We were to case a card from any one of the Unity DT members AND use a SCS challenge. I used the CAS24 challenge, which was to use Turquoise, Orange and Yellow. I like challenges because it makes me work outside my box and helps me learn my likes and dislikes. I learned that turquoise goes on my least favorite color list (Purple is happy not to be alone!!). Everything I had in turquoise I threw out - yuck! So instead I just used the turquoise ink -- it was a little more bearable to me! The card I cased is from Robyn and you can see it here. When we cased it we had to change it to make it our own, so besides changing the colors, I added buttons and there is no stitching on my card.
Supplies Used: July kit of the Month (Unity); Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Green Galore SU ink; SU Cardstock and DP; Sassafrass buttons, Fiskars Eyelet Lace border punch
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Finally, Another Hangover!!

It felt so good to craft last night! Yesterday afternoon I went down to my stamping space and could you believe it....there were COBWEBS!!!! There was even a friendly spider sitting in my chair like he was taking up residence. Okay, my space is in a basement, so cobwebs/spiders aren't uncommon, but NOT in my stamping room! So here are my lovely, spider-free creations!
The first card I made using the Limelight challenge. We had to follow a sketch (which I flipped) and a sentiment.
Supplies used: Bo Bunny DP, DCWV Scalloped Cardstock, Unity's June KOM, American Crafts Ribbon, Basic Black ink

This next card uses the Mojo Monday sketch. This was my first time playing along with this one!

Supplies Used: SU! Kraft cardstock, Making Memories DP, Basic Grey ribbon, Unity's July kit of the month stamps, Shimmerz, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink

Here's to making cards instead of cobwebs!

P.S. I have a question for you Unity lovers -- if you click on the first card, you'll see that the "l" in miracle has two big white spots in it. The rubber is indented and it won't stamp there. Is this a defective stamp or does yours stamp that way too?? Just asking, I would hate to complain if it's the way it's supposed to look!
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Drumroll Please....

And the winner is......

Rachel said...

I heard #2 was the winner. Ha ha, I said #2 LOL.

Rachel! Send me your address and I'll get your candy right out to you! Thanks for playing in my blog candy and now we will return you to the regularly scheduled programming! hehe!
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I ALMOST Forgot!!


Silly me, how could I forget something like this?!? Here's what you're playing for!
It's the Shade Tree stamp from Unity Stamp Co!
This is a GREAT stamp! It's so fun to paper piece, looks awesome for masculine cards and if you're a scrapbooker -- incredible for fall layouts!

So leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win. You have until Monday, July 20th! And who knows -- there might be a few extra goodies thrown in as well!

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I Feel Like Sharing!

I haven't stamped in awhile, but felt like blogging!! So here's a card for me to share with you! This is one of those cards that I just love how it turned out! You've probably seen it in the SCS gallery, but look at it again! (demanding, aren't I?!)Supplies Used: Unity June KOTM, Kraft and Basic Black cardstock, Bo Bunny DP, Basic Black ink, Making Memories brad, SU! Silver cord, circle punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

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First Ever Blog Award!

Thanks to Jen, I have received my first ever blog award!! What a sweetie!

So this is how this award works...I need to post 7 other bloggers that I adore and then post 7 things that no one knows about me.

So here's my seven of my many many favorites!
1. Jenn @ Double N Designs: I love her fresh and funky style!
2. Christi @ altered ambitions: I'm sure she has tons of blog awards, but her blog is one I visit daily for awesome inspiration!
3. Amy @ Caffinated Cropper: always such fun stuff!!
4. Robyn @ Combat Cropper Robyn: I love Robyn's stuff!
5. Rachel @ My Life, My Love(s), My Passion(s): A new friend I made on SCS and so creative!
6. Kerry @ Capturing Creativity: LOVE her stuff. She also uses great color combos and is so talented!
7. AJ @ The Willow Garden: One word.... KRAFT. I blame her for my addiction! :) Just sayin'

Okay, now seven things about me.
1. I tend to overuse the exclamation point when writing. People who don't know me probably think I'm a very excited person.
2. I've lived in 3 different states -- Michigan, Kansas, and Missouri.
3. I've moved 5 times in the past 7 years. It's part of the life of being married to a pastor, I guess. But I really hate moving!
4. I'm extremely sarcastic...which is another bad habit when writing! :)
5. I hate cooking. Despise it really. I don't know how many times I can blame the stove/oven, but I swear it just doesn't work right!!
6. I'm one of 3 people in my family that doesn't live within an hour of our hometown...I should mention that there are 60+ people in our extended family. I miss home a lot.
7. I'm really quite a boring person and enjoy life that way!! :)

Okay, the 7 of you get to pass it on! Enjoy!
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More Believe It or Not "Cratifness"

So sorry it has taken me so long to get back with the second installment of photos from Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum! I have been SO busy since we got back from Florida. Vacation Bible School starts Monday and since I'm the one "in charge," tons of last minute stuff is coming up. I'm sure you all know how that goes. Anyway, here is some more to tide you over until I am able to craft something for myself.
Button Art~this man (Robert Charles Heitmann) loves his buttons!

Three quarter scale model of a Rolls Royce, 1908 Silver Ghost. Made with 1,016,711 matches and 63 pts of glue in 3309 hours! That's dedication!

Trousers created with none other then HUMAN HAIR! Comfy?!?

Speaking of human hair, how about a portrait of Abraham Lincoln created from it?! I wonder if he ever thought his picture would be made out of hair...I'm guessing not! It took 14 years to complete this. The clothes are made from the finest silk and his hair and beard are stitched with real hair.

Here's a little piece of history...an actual piece of the Berlin wall!

And last, but not least, Gum Wrapper Art! This is a depiction of Super Bowl IV made from foil gum wrappers. The details up close really was amazing.

So there you have it! Next time somebody tells you only people with too much time on their hands scrapbooks/makes cards/etc... tell them about these projects!
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"Believe It or Not" Craftiness!

I'm finally home! The last 11 days I have been in Orlando, FL. Unfortunately, we were there for work/church stuff, but we took a morning off and went to the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. I took some pictures of some cool "crafty" things so I could share with you! So see, even though I wasn't blogging, I was thinking of you guys! :)

This picture is a replica of the "Mona Lisa." It was created in a toaster from 1,426 pieces of ordinary white bread.

Next there was a portrait created completely out of dryer lint! How cool (and soft?!?)!
And here is a great image of Abraham Lincoln made from 2,400 pennies!
I'll have more creations later! Sorry the pictures aren't great. I've got a new camera on my wish list. :)

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