Saturday, February 28, 2009

a tilda saturday

I woke up feeling like coloring today.....

This is LMCS19

TFL. Wendy

Friday, February 27, 2009

lifetimemoments friday 12-27

And this week featured the beautiful wedding papers from Cosmo Cricket. And the colors were perfect for these pictures from the weddings of my two cousins (siblings) within a month of each other back in 2007.

With layouts like these, I try to incorporate memorabilia from the wedding onto the layout - I plan ahead and almost always grab 1 extra of things to cut up for my books (and 1 to keep intact for memory sake)

This first one, that branch thingie is a cutout from the cover from their wedding program

The wedding symbol on this one (and their blurred names) are cutouts from the wedding favor box.

TFL. Wendy

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hip Hop Thursday 2-26

The winner of the blog candy is is Blogger

StampinCathy said...

You amazing every week with your creative and inspiring MOJO! I just love all your projects. WoW I hope I'm the lucky stamper to win this FUN UNITY stamp set. Love your JOY list.

Congratulations!! pls email

And a hearty WELCOME to all of you on this Hip Hop thursday for February 26.

You have arrived at the last stop of the hop and I have the candy! I have the candy! YIPPEE!!!!

If you haven't joined me from Laura's blog, start at Angela's blog and do the blog hop and come back to me for your chance to win the blog candy...

This week we're all about joy, celebrating the release of our new stamp Feel the Joy from Lindsay Spencer. What are 5 things that bring you joy??

For me, its easy...

1) my DH and my kids
2) making something
3) the beach
4) a good book
5) a hot bath

On to the candy. Enter your comment here and when I get home from work tonight, I'll randomly pick a winner for the blog candy for this week - the Time for Travel set, a super super versatile set that is perfect for both cards and for layouts....

This layout documents the chicada serenade that would arrive every day at dusk as we walked back to our hotel in Tokyo

I also made a card very loosely inspired by the sketch this week at Splitcoast, SC217

I also got a chance to play with the fabby new February Kit of the Month Endings and Beginnings. I love making little scenes with my stamps and this set is perfect....

colors used: Limepool, Copenhagen Blue, Yellow Ochre, Mineral Orange, Sienna Brown. Ink for fawn stamp is Adirondack expresso.

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win the travel set!! Happy Thursday! Happy Hip Hop!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


using the scalloped details and dates and the our life our stories in words stamps from Unity Stamp Company, and BoBunny paper.

TFL. Wendy

Monday, February 23, 2009

moxie monday

Very excited today!! Unity is featured as Moxie Monday on the Moxie Fab World blog, where Cath features the hippest trends in the paper crafting industry.

In honor of Moxie's featuring of Unity's hip stamps, I made a card with the Sweet ZZZ's single.

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out my fellow Unity teamies' blogs for some more projects featuring the Moxie chosen stamps. AND be sure to leave a comment over at the Moxie blog, for a chance to win a set of the featured stamps.

Have a great week!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

just cards

It was a busy week this week, and I've had little time to create. Besides my unity assignments, I only had time to do two cards...

this first one's a cheater, b/c its not all me. My DD (6) picked up a background stamp and started randomly coloring over it with a few diff. colors in my Marvy markers. She stamped it, then stippled with some inks. The thing is - i didn't teach her any of that. She watches lots of crafttvweekly and with me in the hero arts video tutorials, and must have picked up so much more than i thought. I didn't want her pretty work to go to waste, so I made up a card with it, and another TILDA stamp.

this second one uses pretty new daisy bucket loves me loves me not line including the heart stamp. (the sentiment is Heidi Swapp).

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

hip hop thursday 2-19

Welcome everyone to Unity Stamp Company's Hip Hop Thursday for 2-19!!!

If you haven't joined me from Renee's blog, start at Angela's blog and do the blog hop with us!!

I'm still playing with my new Linden Branch stamp this week. How much fun it is!

My first project is this week's sketch at SCS - what a cool sketch!! SC216 and the sentiment from the Unity January Kit of the Month

My second card uses Linden Branch again, with the Unity October Kit of the Month The Good Times (there are still some left in the store!! hurry - get yours before they disappear)

And most definitely not least, Little Monkeys was sooooooo cool to let me play with their awesome storage system. A cute and compact system that lets me house my favorite unity stamps, right within easy reach... Its totally awesome and so easy to use.

Thank you for stopping by!!! (i heard a rumor that the super amazing Donna Downey might be hopping today? If so, Hi Donna!! I'm such a huge huge fan!!)

Be sure to check out Angela's blog for some fabulous Hip Hop specials!

Your next stop is the super amazing Jennifer!. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Hip Hop!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


my ode to our new president... I started this the day after the inauguration, I was so inspired. I finally finished it. I need to work on eyes... they always come out a bit crooked.... TFL. Wendy

this uses (my favorite) distressed dots stamp from Unity Stamp Company

Thursday, February 12, 2009

hip hop thursday 2-12

Welcome everyone to Unity Stamp Company's Hip Hop Thursday for 2-12!!!

If you haven't joined me from Linsey's blog, start at Angela's blog and do the blog hop with us!!

I have a new stamp this week - Linden Branch - releasing Sunday, the 15th. Oh how I love anything branchy... ROFL. Both projects used it.

My first project mirrors the branch stamps with the cool cuttlebug embossing folder. Also used sentiment stamp from the Little Buggers kit

My second project channels my inner JenE, and also uses the Whateva stamp, also releasing 2/15..

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Be sure to check out Angela's blog for some fabulous Hip Hop specials!

Your next stop is Chelsea's fabulous blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Hip Hop!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

a baby gift

I went to a baby shower for my cousin on saturday. Being still in my handmade mode b/c of circumstances, I made a pair of baby swaddlers. I always struggled with my babies always kicking off the swaddle, but they were always so comforted by it. With a screaming baby, I never mastered the art of folding a huge receiving blanket just so - and quickly enough to calm the baby.

I wanted something easy to wrap, quick to use, and something non-kickable. A search on the net yielded this cool "pocket" swaddler - the baby goes in the pocket, and then it (a large oval) wraps with no folding, and closes quickly with adjustable velcro. Double layered flannel to ensure just enough warmth during the warming spring (when baby will be born). I made a pair - one and a spare.... Oh how I wish I had something like this back in the day.... TFL. Wendy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

quality time

sing the and The Details stamps from Unity Stamp Company

Idea for fake "polaroid" photo from the visual chronicles books

PP is Daisy Bucket, hambly transparency, ribbon by Making Memories and letters by Pink Paislee. Click here for the SB product links

TFL. Wendy

Friday, February 6, 2009

lifetimemoments friday 2-6

this week, we're focusing on die cuts. I wrote an article for the LM newsletter with ideas for dressing up your diecuts, so be sure to get the newsletter if you are interested in the topic.

Here are my two layouts for the week, with most of the techniques....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hio Hop Thursday 2-5

Welcome everyone to Unity Stamp Company's Hip Hop Thursday for 2-5!!!

If you haven't joined me from AnneMarie's blog, start at Angela's blog and do the blog hop with us!!

This week was all about red.

My first project uses Unity's BOOM goes my heart stamp - this stamp always makes me smile....

Next up are the cute ladybugs from Little Buggers. Copic colors reds: R27 Cadmium Red; R89 Dark Red

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Be sure to check out Angela's blog for some fabulous Hip Hop specials!

Your next stop is Jeanne's blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Hip Hop!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

feb kit of the month

Its up and ready to land right in your shopping cart.... its adorable too!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

rubber romance

I ran into this booth at the expo back in november. oh, how I love her fresh designs.... beautiful etched rubber, so modern. Here's me playing with the copics. sorry for the blur in the picture. i quickly snapped this picture before I went to the baby shower. PP is tinkering ink. TFL. Wendy