Hey Friends!
Happy Hip Hop Thursday!
Once again...
time to join the Unity DT for our blog hop...
gather up tons of
start at the

Today I have a couple fun little projects to share with you..

born to fly...
featuring stamps from:

happy moments...
12X12 scrapbook layout
featuring stamps from:

Thanks for stopping by...
hop on over and check out...
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Is it SPRING yet?!!
Apparently not here in MN...
where we just experienced another
I am MORE than ready for some SUNSHINE and WARMER TEMPS!
At least I've gotten in lots of CRAFT time during this LONG LONG winter...

Today I have a couple cards featuring stamps from the
{just you}
what a FANTASTIC kit!
completely versatile for cards, layouts and other projects!

extraordinary you...
only love you.
also featuring
 be your own Cosmo Cricket itty bitty

thanks so much for stopping by!
Hop on over and check out one
of my favorite chicks...
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Home Is Where the Heart Is...

Welcome to
 'Home is Where the Heart is' Blog Hop
sponsored by
Unity Stamp Company
 Sit back and relax as you visit 15 amazing designers
featuring projects inspired by the theme
'Home is Where the Heart is'!

If you have arrived here from 
then you are in the right place and I hope you are enjoying the creations so far!
If you just stopped by to say hello and want to join the hop...

For this hop.. I have 4 different FAMILY & HOME themed projects
featuring stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
(click on any of the photos to bring it up in a larger size to see details)

our family
featuring the following Unity stamp:
Our Family Itty Bitty by Tanis Giesbrecht

Shaw Family...
{this is my sweet sister, Holly, her hubby C.T.
daughter, Ani Claire, & pugs Oddis & Maggie}
12X12 scrapbook layout
featuring stamps from the following Unity kit:
Retro Road Trip co-branded kit by Samantha Walker for Unity

featuring stamps from the following Unity stamp:
Little Whispers co-branded kit by Donna Downey for Unity

meant to be... a FAMILY
{this is my darling family... Christmas 2009
my husband, Trever, and our kids, Chloe, Caden, Brody and Sofia}
8X8 scrapbook layout
featuring stamps from the following Unity kits:
He Said, She Said, You Said Scrapbooking kit
by artists Lisa Hetrick & Michelle Stancil
Confession: I Luv Unity Scrapbooking Kit
Inside & Out

Please leave a comment for all the ladies
who crafted LOVELY creations
for today's hop...
Unity Stamp Company
is providing some FABULOUS BLOG CANDY!

1-Unity Stamp Co. 'In Store Exclusive' Throughout all Generations
1-Unity Stamp Co. 'In Store Exclusive 'Roots and Wings
1-Ippity by Unity Life's Little Moments
1-Unity Stamp Co. and Bella Blvd. Family Dynamix

How to win
(the more you do, the more chances you get to win):

Leave a comment on each of the blogs and
let them know what you love about Unity and/ or their featured project.

Become a follower of the awesome designers if you aren't already.

Become a Facebook follower of Unity Stamp Co.
 and thank them for sponsoring the hop.

Your next stop on the hop is
Liz Munoz

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Hello and Happy Hip Hop Thursday!!
Happy St. Patty's Day to all you Irish folks out there!
"May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you
every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you
in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart
each day your whole life through."
— Irish Blessing
Have you seen the
It's Gorgeous.

see what I mean??!
I like it. I like it alot. :)

here is proof that I've been having some
with the March KOM...

 believe you can fly...
 YOU. can fly

 this sweet boy of mine had a birthday on Sunday and is now 10 years old!
Happy Birthay Caden Nicholas! Mama loves you very much!

Next hop on over and check out
my lovely friend

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Time to GET HAPPY! and.... HIP HOP!!

Hey There!!!
Thursday that is...
Start @ the UNITY BLOG
hop through the DT blogs.
gather TONS of inspiration!

Lesley has a beautiful
for you this week
you will definitely want to
stop by and watch it!
Take a peek at the
episode featuring

there is a 20% off discount code
being offered!!
I decided for today's projects,
I would get AHEAD (for once!)
with some FUN and BRIGHT
gift cards & birthday cards
With 4 kids and 14 nieces & nephews...
we have Birthday parties
oh HAPPY day...
6 pack of cheerful cards
perfect little gift for a
friend, teacher, thank you...
Unity Kit used: Could I Be Any Cuter
I used up lots of scraps for the paper piecing.
Stitched on denim trim and pop dots add dimension.
Happy Birthday Tags
I stamped these once before and loved them
so much... we made another batch!
**Tip... with this particular image, I only stamped
it once on 4 different scraps of patterned paper...
then cut apart and paper pieced one of the 4 on each cake.
Finish up with a star brad and some yarn to attach to gift bags.
Unity Co-Branded Kit Used: Bella Blvd- Sweet Celebration Birthday
BRIGHT Birthday Wishes...
My assistant, Chloe, helped me create these
fun little cards... she cut out the trees and we used
pop dots to make some of them POP!
Unity Co-Branded Kit Used: Bella Blvd- Bella Trees
Once the second assistant, Sofia, arrived on the scene
for the photo shoot, things got

Thanks so much for dropping over!
Hop by and say
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Design Team Tuesday... I'm UP!

Good  Morning!
Over on the
 it is Design Team Tuesday...
my turn to create something to share with you!

I thought it might be FUN to compile a list of things I like
since I haven't done this in awhile...
the last concrete list of 101 Things I Love
is from JULY of 2004...
some things are the same...
some things have changed...
 there were a few things on that list
that I didn't even like at all anymore...
If you haven't ever done this... you really should.
It freezes a moment in time that shows
 the things/people/events/feelings that are the most special to you
at this time in your life.
You will appreciate having this in the future.
I promise.
If not for any other specific reason...
just to reminisce and smile at the things that were important to you at that time.

Here is the beginning of my list... some things I love. in no specific order.
I will add to this in the next couple days if I think of anything I forgot.

clean laundry*my flower garden*SUMMER*chocolate malts*my dad's smile*the color GREEN*singing birds*the movie Dirty Dancing*jewelry*lake days*UFC*stamping*fireplaces*my friends*finding a bargain*SUNSHINE*my kids laughter*a clean house*wine* MY COUCH*turtle cheesecake*open windows*MEMORIES*taking photos*baby kittens*old handmade QUILTS* vacations*new haircut*chocolate chip cookie dough*new socks*scrapbooking supplies*ORGANIZING*stories from the past*flowering crab apple trees* GREEN LAKE*good lip gloss* family recipes* QUOTES*Sunday Dinner*snuggling*the Travel channel* bonfires* clean sheets*decorating*BELLY LAUGHS*beautiful SUNSETS*old sweatshirts* my birthday*NAPS*my Kindle*inside jokes with my husband*my neighbors*cooking*my wedding ring*baby pictures of my children*my snakeskin heels*Cherry Limeade*antiques*happy DREAMS*my mom's potato salad*clearance racks*black & white photos*

I used: Bella Fiori by Bella Blvd & Unity Stamp Co
and Bella Blvd papers

DO things that make you HAPPY!
every. day.

"Take responsibility for your own happiness,
do not expect people or things to bring you happiness, or you could be disappointed."

— Rodolfo Costa