its.... Mondaaaaaay!!!

its Monday.. time for another throw down
with some of
my favorite girls..
the Unity Monday Challenge Chicks..
make sure you go check them out and leave some {love}
our theme today was hand cut flowers..
and this is my favorite Unity stamp of all time..
the flower created by Jessica Rose for the August kit of the Month
live simply..
10 minute card. simple. love that.
features sentiment from March KOM {simple life}
flower from Aug KOM {remember happiness}
paper- K & Co recycled cardstock
Cosmo Cricket- twist & shout
ink- SU basic brown
Ranger- crackle medium
gems- Mark Richards

This is what I did yesterday for a bit...
take some quick pics of my nephew
.. he graduates this year..he is almost 18..
i met him when i started dating his uncle.
he was 6 weeks old.
i know i'm not supposed to have
favorites.. but if i did..
this guy is at the very top of the list.
this auntie is so proud of who he has grown up to be.
considering i've watched him literally every step of the way.
he is a great person.
{and freakin cute!!}

have a marvelous monday!!



View the Inspirational Blog Hop by starting at

precious one.. Sofia Camille.. 2 days..
scrapboook layout featuring stamps from
April Kit of the Month
(available April 15)
other supplies include:
Paper- Cosmo Cricket- Twist & Shout
Martha Stewart- ribbon corner
Ribbon- JoAnn Fabrics
Chipboard letter- Heidi Grace
Crystal sticker pearls- Mark Richards
Rub-ons- Cosmo Cricket- Honey Pie
Crackle Accents medium- Ranger
Ink-Dew Drop Jumbo Java & Pink Petunia

love these stamps?
now through March 31 you will get March KOM {simple life}
check out my sidebar to see the images!
sign up April 1-30 to start with April KOM
my favorite quote...
dr. suess
now hop to...


hey Friends.. its HIP HOP day!

its Hip Hop time once again!
Lots of great stuff happening today..
make sure you stop by the
to start the hop at 10am CST and
then pop back over there at 11am CST
for all the DEALS of the day..
and there are ALOT.
wow! Angela has outdone herself once again!
Today we are focusing on FRIENDS. and MAY DAY....
so I'll start off with a couple pics of my BEST FRIEND and I..
she is in a category all her own.
I've been friends with her longer than anyone else.
nearly my whole life.
She is like no other and our friendship is like no other.
She knows everything that has ever happened in my life.
wow. that is amazing.
so is she. this is my sister. exactly 2 years, one week and one day
younger than me. :)
Brooke & Holly
now on to the projects...
i wanted to make a quick, cheap & easy little MAY BASKET..
and I saw this idea online..
to use a food box, cover it and make it cute.
take one PopTart box
(or the generic variety if you have a family of SIX like i do. :)

I covered it with patterned paper, then coated the
whole thing with Mod Podge
(just because i LOVE Mod Podge)
you don't have to if you don't like it.

then I stamped an image (Bubble Gum Tree)
decorated it a little bit.
Added some stickers & rub ons to the box
then punched holes on the sides
and added some ribbon to make a hanger.
all ready to fill with treats and deliver on May Day!
best friends
scrapbook layout featuring stamps from
March Kit of the Month {Simple Life}
and You + Me = Happy

thanks for stopping by! Have a thrilling Thursday!

now hop on over and check out the wonderfully talented..


rainy monday..what a day!

Apology Alert!!
I'm so sorry that I did not get this post up this morning.
I recently took on new responsibilities at work..
feeling overwhelmed and discouraged as I am completely
inexperienced with the programs I need to use..
anyone that knows me..
knows that I like to be GOOD at the things I do..
it will come. eventually. ugh!
soo... I didn't have a minute to spare today.. and had planned
to do my blog post at lunch.. then ended up not taking a lunch..
so here I am at 5:30 posting away!!
Today the Monday Chicks decided to go with a kids birthday card theme.
I'm sure you've already checked out my girls..
but if you haven't.. swing by their blogs and leave them some love!

Here is my take on the challenge... bright and sunny..

a complete contrast to the weather here today!
thanks for stopping by!


easter?? hip hop?? EGG-XACTLY!

Hey Hip Hoppers!
Angela is back this week and Hip Hop is in full swing..
tons of FUN stuff happening today!
Glad you joined us for the DT BLOG HOP..
{if you missed the beginning, go to the Unity Blog HERE to start}
Make sure you check back at the Unity Blog at 11am central
to get the DEALS of the DAY!
and be sure to join us in the Unity forum @ SCS
in our chat thread!
This month.. the gang over at Cosmo Cricket
decided to give our
Kit of the Month customers
alittle Cosmo love.. each KOM member got a
special little treat along with their March kit..
how cool is that?!
They are one of my favorite companies..
have the CUTEST stuff
and the Cosmo peeps are the SWEETEST!
check out all their fabulous stuff...
you can still join the KIT CLUB and get YOUR FREE
Cosmo goodies!! click HERE to check it out!
...live all the days of your life...
Happy Album by Cosmo Cricket
all stamps from the egg-citing
Unity March Kit of the Month {Simple Life}
all paper from Cosmo Cricket

front cover.

page 1 featuring egg-cellent daughter #1.. Chloe

page #2 featuring egg-ceptional son #1... Caden

page #3 featuring egg-zuberant son #2...Brody

page #4 featuring egg-specially
egg-dorable daughter #2...Sofia

a tiny book about our egg-cellent day @ the lake
egg-stra talented AJ.


its... Monday!

Time to start another week..
maybe we'll have sunshine and spring...
and the snow will all disappear!

I spent my weekend birthday partying
with my son Caden who turned 8 on Friday..

the BIRTHDAY boy!

this is how excited he gets over a new sketch pad..
he is a very talented little artist, who loves to write stories
and illustrate them.

Got his own fishing pole and tackle box from
Grammy & Papa
Since it was all birthday.. all weekend.. and yesterday
was also Trever's grandmother's 81st birthday...
It worked out perfectly for me to make a birthday set
for today's Monday Chick's challenge.
Our theme today is Grandparents..
Make sure to go check out my girls
{Jimmi is hangin with her family.. she will be back next week!}

wishing you the best day ever

... card featuring stamps from Unity unmounted kit.. Birthday Chic

happy birthday treat box..

have a marvelous monday!


Hip Hop Rewind Winner!

Hey Peeps.. sorry for the delay in announcing
the Hip Hop Rewind blog candy winner from Thursday..
but I was busy
hangin out with one of my favorite guys...
my son
who turned 8 yesterday!!
He had a swimming party at the local YMCA.. good times! Transformers cake..
little buddies
Pizza and pop.. just what this 8 year old loves to eat on his birthday!

swimming is so fun when you have your friends along!


In honor of Caden's 8th birthday..
we had to choose
lucky comment #8 for the blog candy winner..
Shannon Bracken...
Shannon said...
Your layouts and the card are all beautiful!!!
March 12, 2009 10:28 AM

please email eryn@unitystampco.com
and let her know which Unity unmounted kit you would like!

thanks to everyone who stopped by and left a comment..
your sweet words make my day!

have a wonderful Saturday!