Friday, May 30, 2008

using the keeper of my heart kit from Unity Stamp Company

PP is Basic Grey Euphoria (background sheet is Fancy Pants)
Flowers are Prima, Creative Imaginations, Heidi Swapp
Ribbon is Maya road
Coasters are GinX
Rubons are Fancy Pants

TFL. Wendy

Thursday, May 29, 2008

thursday reveal

over at lifetimemoments and the theme is flowers....

This was my mother's day card this year from C.... He was so proud of it. The number tape is bookbinding tape, and so it acts like a hinge b/c there is writing on the back of the card too.

PP is Jenni Bowlin's Brown Transferware (oh how I love Jenni's style) [Off topic a bit - my home printer can't print black and white worth anything so I got these done for pickup at WM b/c I didn't plan ahead in time enough to get it done through winkflash. I love how its so much more black and white crisp? it costs a bit more, but I may just start sending the bw over to WM for printing.... if you scroll a few down to my sketch challenge layout from monday, you can compare the bw print from Winkflash)

This is the new Kimberly Poloson line. Very heritage looking but I didn't have heritage so I compromised by meshing it with some fancy pants, autumn leaves and sassafrass lass. TFL! Wendy

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

M Oct07

My beautiful niece...

Stamp from Keeper of My Heart kit from Unity Stamp Company
PP from Basic Grey Euphoria
Punches - Threading Water and Leave it to Weaver by fiskars
Chipboard from Making Memories and Junkitz
Clear stamp by Autumn Leaves
Flowers by Prima

TFL! Wendy

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

When I was preggers with C, Martha Stewart had an issue about baby knitting. She wrote that there was simply nothing that matched the feeling of your child wearing something you made them, staring back at you....

She was totally right!! Back then when I had all that "down" time because of pumping, I knitted a lot. I still do, but realize that my attention span is limited to small projects...

Lately, I've been having a small love affair with my hand-me-down bernina... after spending a few weeks making doll clothes, I realized that I wasn't as terrible at sewing as I thought it was and with each project, I'm gaining confidence. I've been totally loving the mixed print looks that are so popular right now, but I can't see spending the huge $$ for them. I also love the vintage prints. I've been playing around with "big" clothing for Ms. A, since I don't much care for what's being offered in the stores right now... She totally loves it when I make her something. This is the first one that came out that I don't feel ashamed if she walks out of the house wearing it.... I never want to be "that" mom who has her kid walking around in obviously home-made.

A couple of observations - either I'm crazy, or patterns really do make a difference. This one was a McCalls - it was much more involved in the making than a simplicity pattern, and I like how it looks so much more finished....

Monday, May 26, 2008

challenge monday

Christi's running a simple scrapbook challenge this week at splitcoat: Simple Scrapbook Challenge Week 1

Here's my take: I stayed true to sketch, but I substituted a 5x7 for the 4x6 in the sketch. TFL! Wendy

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Feeling inky and painty today... This was inspired by Melissa Thigpen's "crumble your background paper" technique. I crumbled, gessoed, inked....

PP is crate paper. Stamp is the Beautiful Life kit from Unity Stamp Company.

TFL. Wendy

Friday, May 23, 2008

This was for a scraplift challenge at lifetimemoments. I lifted a layout by scraptrain.

"search for the best chowder"

journaling reads

In our house, vacations are as much about the food as they are about any attactions. We love to go searching for the 'best' of this or that food dish. Here, we were searching for the best clam chowder. Not sure if this was the 'best', but it was pretty yummy!

TFL! Wendy

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday reveal

Its Thursday again at lifetimemoments, and this week featured the new nature themed products. TFL!! Wendy

1) taste fest

2) tried it. loved it.

also used: Wish kit from Unity Stamp Company. These stamps work beautifully with paint.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Unity Samples

I know I have rhapsodized about these amazing stamps, but it really is hard to say enough. The images are deeply etched and just stamp so pretty! and I love how the kits span the universe of styles and are so versatile. I'm pleased to share a few more examples:

1) Wish card from the Humble Bloom kit

2) an altered maya road tin for tea from the A Moment of Tea kit: this is shrink plastic....

3) Happy Holidays card from the Joy to the World kit:
TFL! Wendy

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sneak Peek time!!

drum roll...... yes!! Angela has sent this sneak peek of the new kits being released tomorrow at Unity Stamp Company!! Its amazing how the designs just keep coming! (and you can order directly from the site too, if you don't have a local dealer...)

If you want to catch more sneak peeks, come play with us and blog surf the Design Team blogs (links at the sidebar), and then join is for a super fun release party at SplitCoast Stampers tomorrow, May 15, 2008!!! Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"simply divine"

Featuring Tinkering Ink's Al Fresco line, and Unity Stamp Company stamps from the Grow and Beautiful Life kits

TFL! Wendy

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pricebook - Maya Road

Thursday's project (a day late...)

This project was inspired by a “What are your best money saving tips” thread, and a member's response about the preparation of a price book, to keep in your purse and keep track of what the prices are at different places for your favorite products, so “you’ll know at a glance whether you’re getting a deal” at lifetimemoments.

Like many, my food and household bills have gone through the roof in the past few weeks. With $4/gas in a city that has a very poor mass transportation system, I am looking for ways to adjust to our new financial reality. What a great idea the price book was. And the Maya Road sheer album was perfect. It fits perfectly in my purse and because it is plastic and not cardboard, it will stand up to the repeated jostling and handling.

To get detailed pictures and instructions, as well as the PDF for the template for the insert tables, please see lifetimemoments newsletter (click here). TFL! Wendy

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Unity Stamp storage

I thought I'd share how I store my Unity Stamp Company stamps. They are so lovely and THIN... I can get a ton into a regular little basket. This is my stamping corner. On the wall my woodmounts are stacked on leftover moulding we had from when we did the floors when we first moved in. I need to paint that wall. But I was too impatient to get into my stash when we moved. :)

TFL! Wendy

Sunday, May 4, 2008


I had seen these aprons in stores and wanted one so - but they ran upwards of $80, and alas, that wasn't for me.

Then, one day blog surfing, I came across a link to an awesome pattern for it:

Emmeline apron pattern

And I am thrilled that it came out sooo nice! I'm a new sewer, and so I was nervous, using 40% off fabric from Joanne's just in case it came out looking totally home-made and I'd have to trash it (or put it into the "schlump around the house" pile). I am so thrilled at how it turned out! and doesn't look 40% off!! It was slow go and I ripped out and redid a few seams here and there - but I really do love it..... What do you think?

Friday, May 2, 2008

It's NSD Crop Weekend at Lifetime Moments!

Its National Scrapbooking Day! And Lifetime Moments ( is hosting a weekend crop that goes live at noon, eastern time (a little more than a 1/2 hour!!)

Head on over for a lot of fun classes, challenges and prizes.

Here's my class for the weekend - a father's day year in review album - just in case you are interested...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Unity Stamp Company goes live!!

Yep! Its the day! The Unity Stamp Company kits are live!! If you cannot find it in your local stores or on the internet (where we think first stop purchases should always be - to support your favorite retailer...), please visit Unity's site and order direct.

Just a recent layout using the Humble Bloom kit

Its National Scrapbooking Day this weekend, so please keep checking back for more ideas throughout the weekend!!