Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Fun Challenge # 12

I promised you that when I was recovered from the Black Friday madness of the morning I would post my Friday Fun Challenge card. This week Katherine at Blame it on the Mojo is our hostess and she issued a sketch challenge. Play along with us!! Just link your creation here on my blog or use keyword FFC12 when you upload to the SCS Gallery.

I turned my card on the side to compensate for the image I used. I knew when I opened this paper I HAD to use this stamp. It is Sleigh Ride from Unity. The only way to use it was to flip the sketch. I also added a circle element for my sentiment. But the basics of the sketch are the same- the tilted rectangle and 3 embellishments on the corner.
For more Friday Fun Creations check out the following Blogs:
Stamps: Unity: Sleigh Ride; SU: AYC 1
Paper: SU: Baja Breeze, DSP, Real Red; PTI White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa and Black Stazon
Accessories: Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Baja Breeze Ribbon, SU Circle Punches and Scalloped Circle Punch
Thanks for being patient and stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful weekend- I will be back to work on Sunday but this sure has been a SUPER week off! Yay!!

I've been tagged!!

My friend Jimmi tagged me the other day and so I must reveal 7 random facts about myself. I hope I can think of that many....

1- I like quiet. Sometimes I get up (on my days off) and go to my stamp table and surf the internet or stamp without turning on the tv or radio. Also, while I love music sometimes when I go home from work I just ride in silence. I will be half way home sometimes before I realized that I never turned the stereo on.

2- I have to wear pajama bottoms to bed almost every night. I cannot stand my knees to touch each other when I lay on my side at night- it's like nails on a chalkboard to me

3- I can't stamp or relax or do anything fun if there are dirty dishes in my sink or my floor needs vacuumed. I honestly think I need medicine for this- it's getting ridiculous

4- I used to be a major shop-a-holic. Now that I am divorcedI have had to tone it down considerably. I still miss it sometimes....

5-I HATE getting up early even though I have a job that requires me to be there at 6 am

6- Even though I drink wine frequently it only takes about two glasses to get me "toasty" It is also the only alcohol that will give me a hangover if I over do it.

7- I am seriously trying to think of something else and I can't. I'm not that interesting. LOL!

Ok. NOw I am supposed to tag 7 other people....but I am pretty sure at this point everyone I know in the blogging world (which is limited for me) has already been tagged. So if you are reading this and you have NOT been tagged- consider yourself tagged now! Post a comment with a link to your list so we can learn more about you! :)

Also- I am out in the Black Friday madness this morning but if you come back later I will have a Friday Fun challenge card for you. If you don't want to wait for me to come to my senses and come home before you can play- check out my friend Katherine's blog- Blame it on the Mojo. She will have all the deets for ya! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day and eating lots of yummy food. My thoughts and prayers are with all my friends and family today- I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Here is a card I made for my brother and his girlfriend. I will be spending Thanksgiving with them today and I wanted to show my gratitude. I also wanted to play with my new toy- the Top Note die from Stampin' Up. he he. ;)

Stamps: Unity KOTM (Sept) Friendship, Love, Miracles; SU Holidays and Wishes
Paper: SU: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Hawaii Papaya DSP
Ink: Brown Stazon
Accessories: SU Top Note Die, Chocolate 5/8" Grosgrain

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Unity Challenge Wednesday on Tuesday!

This week we are doing our Unity Challenge a day early since we will be Hip Hopping on Wednesday and stuffing ourselves with Turkey on Thursday. :)

This week Carole was our challenger. She told us to make a Thank You Card (in honor of Thanksgiving) and to make it Red and White (her son's favorite colors). Be sure to check out the other Unity Addicts (or Junkies) blogs for more inspiration. (see sidebar) We want you to play along so use keyword USC14 when uploading so we can find your creation!

My card didn't turn out exactly as I had pictured it but here it is anyway. I used Unity's Simply Said and the Monarchial Flourish Frame.

Paper: SU Riding Hood Red, RDH Prints DP, Shimmer White
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: RDH Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Fun # 11

Wow- I can't believe it's the 11th week of the Friday Fun Challenge my friends and I do every week! This week I am the hostess. In honor of Thanksgiving I am challenging you to make a Thank You card. We would love for you to play along with us- just use keyword FFC11 when uploading to SCS and/or link your creation here so we can find it easily. For more Friday Fun inspiration check out these blogs:

I am going to give this card to my very sweet and lovable boyfriend. He has been so generous to me this week and he is taking me to the beach for a mini vacation.

Stamps: Unity Beach Day; SU Small Script
Ink: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel and Brown Stazon
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Naturals Ivory and Murfield DSP
Accessories: Foam tape and Hemp twine

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!

Look what I got in the mail yesterday!! Ashley over at Heart Hugs sent me this wonderful goody pack. She gave this away in honor of her Blogaversary. Thanks so much, Ashley- I will have a lot of of fun with these goodies. :)
I also have a card to show you- I am trying to make up for lost time. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on my stamping and blogging.

This card uses one of my new Unity Christmas stamps Trinity Trio. I stamped it twice on white card stock and colored with my markers. (Riding Hood Red is actually colored with my ink pad and blender pen) Then I used Crystal Effects on the "ornaments to make them shiny. The Designer Paper is Basic Grey Figgy.
Thanks for stopping by- be sure to check out Virtual Stamp Night on Split Coast! I am hoping to get all my chores done in time to play a few challenges. It's CRAZY FUN!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fun # 10

Hi- I am back up and running again! Yay! To celebrate, I have some Friday Fun for ya. This week, Jimmi is our hostess at The Stamping Shopper. She challenged us to make a Christmas card without using any Red or Green. What a great challenge!! You can calso get more Friday Fun Inspiration here:

Here is my card:

I stamped All Santas Reindeer from Unity with Brown Stazon-on onto Naturals Ivory CS. I then colored him with my SU markers and detailed the antlers with my Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

Stamps: Santas Reindeer from Unity; AYC from SU

Paper: SU: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Naturuals Ivory; My Minds Eye DP

Ink: Brown Stazon

Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Gelly Roll Stardust Pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Miss Everyone

I just wanted you to know why I haven't been stamping and posting. My computer has been having issues since late last week and I am still working on it. (I am actually posting from my blackberry YIKES!) - hope to fix it today but until I do I just wanted my stamping friends to know that I miss you both here and on SCS. Hope to be back to normal soon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

R U Voting?

Tomorrow is election day here in the U.S. I hope you are voting as this may be the most important election of our lifetimes. Normally, I would never even dream of voting Republican or suggesting anyone else should either. This time however that is exactly what I am suggesting.
There are just too many red flags where Obama is concerned. He has associated himself with questionable people such as William Ayers and now evidence of an association with Rashid Khalidi has surfaced. And what about his former pastor? He was friends and followed him for years but denounced him while he was campaigning for the Democratic nomination.
You can certainly make your own decision tomorrow and that is why our country is so great. The question marks surrounding Obama however make only one choice an option for my vote- McCain-Palin.

Have a Happy and SAFE Election Day.

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