Darlin you give LOVE... a BAD NAME!

Wooo hooo!! I'm totally singin along with this song...

and to go with it.. here are some scrappy samples using

Unity Stamp Co.'s LOVE IS TOXIC stamp set.

Here are Angela's Instructions for WINNING THIS AWESOME SET!!!
Go to my website http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

Browse around to pick your favorite kit
Come back to my blog and let me know your favorite kit in the comment section
This qualifies you to win the "Gift of the Week" and your favorite Kit Pick!

I think it might be my favorite set... they are so dang cute!

Make sure you hit up SARAH'S BLOG

to see some INCREDIBLE stuff made with this set..

wow.. i'm in LOVE with her color schemes and beautiful layouts!!!

Where did you learn how to be a PRINCESS?

From the QUEEN of course!!!

Hard to see because of the colors and the non-professional photo.. LOL.. but this is a black card.. very simple.. its for my friend Nikki who is getting married to Ben.. hence the N & the B inside the hearts.. and their wedding is in April.. hence the 4-2008 ;) Her shower/bachelorette party is a black/white theme.. thats why i went with the black card.. then i'll write on the inside with white.. matchy matchy!! ;)

Once again.. SUPER simple (but thats my style) embossed glitter on the hearts and a lil love in the corner.. and we are good to go.. black square card.. i think its a 4X4

Lil sparkly skull and crossbone notebook

(which was from the $ spot at Target)

Fun 5X7 frame.. just altered a bit with the stamps, jewels, ribbon & glitter. SIMPLE & SASSY!!


Here Comes Peter Cottontail... Hoppin Down the Bunny Trail...

hippity hoppity.. EASTER'S ON ITS WAY!

or it was here and now its gone... ;)
photos of our easter yesterday... we went to my parents for dinner... got to hang out with nate & jessi for the day. the food was... oh so YUMMY. of course i ate way too much. guess i will restart the spring diet. TODAY. :)

and speaking of hopping..
you can still hop on over to Unity Stamp Co.'s blog to WIN this adorable stamp set..
Scroll down to my previous post for some ideas of how this set can be used.

Miss Chloe's easter basket of goodies..

Caden collecting eggs

Brody in his new firetruck pajamas

Sofia clapping with excitement over her easter basket

This cheezy grin is my favorite. At some point..all of my kids have smiled like this for a period of time.. its the cutest!!

Getting all 4 to look at the same time.. impossible!

Little bro.. Nate & his sweet wife Jessi


alittle WORK.. alittle PLAY!

this morning i worked for a few hours.. then met angela for a yummy lunch at deidra's. their cranberry chicken salad is to die for!! this afternoon all i did was play.. with the 'SIMPLE PLEASURES' set from Unity Stamp Co.


GO TO UNITY STAMP COMPANY'S BLOG TO SEE HOW!!! http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/

here are a couple of my creations...

(note- if you double click on the photos.. you should be able to see them bigger for more detail.. i'm no professional photographer! LOL)


Stamps- Unity Stamp Company- Simple Pleasures, paper- Bo Bunny Shabby Princess- Smitten Dots and Plaid. cardstock, embossing powder & glitter- unknown, Zig Writer in Chocolate, Tie- cut off a shirt :), Soft Spoken Embellishments by Me & My Big Ideas, Ink- Stamp It in Brown and ColorBox- Magenta

CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE LIFE 12X12 scrapbook layout

Stamps- Unity Stamp Company- Simple Pleasures, paper- KIMemories- playful- frames & 'smile' - Miss Elizabeth's embellishments, - Prima flowers- Ink-Memories- Brown, Colorbox- Blue Lagoon, 'Happy'- Soft Spoken by Me & My Big Ideas, eyelets- Provocraft, ribbon- Offray Brown & orange, 'B'- Kurio by K & Co. , Cardstock scraps- unknown


Stamps- Unity Stamp Company- Simple Pleasures, Frame & stripe ribbon- Target dollar spot, polka dot ribbon- unknown, cardstock scraps- unknown, Darice- finishing accents jewels, Ink- VersaMagic in Key Lime, Memories in Brown, 'S'- Kurio by K & Co., glitter- unknown, decorating chalks

THE SWEETEST THING.. 12X12 scrapbook layout

paper- DCWV- stack III, cardstock, letter stickers- Target $ spot, Ribbon- Offray, Ink-Colorbox, Magenta, Rickrack, glitter, buttons- unknown, Decorating chalks


I went on a date today....

A date? some of you may be thinking.. but yes it's true. i was on a date with one of the cutest guys i know.. mr. caden lien...big 7 year old... :) what did we do on this date.. well let me give you the rundown of our day together...
we headed off to willmar around 10.. target was our first stop.. where caden spent a birthday gift card on some super treasures and i got a great deal on this cute 4 drawer scrapbook organizer...only $6. 32 thank you very much!
(it was kindof a pain to put together.. had about a million screws.. but i'm stubborn and i got it done even if it took me almost an hour)
then we saw lynette's suburban at good will so we stopped over there to see what she was doing for lunch.. but she was in the middle of a shopping frenzy and had also just had breakfast so we left and went to home depot to check out light fixtures for the bathroom. no luck. they were all too expensive.
so on to good old wallyworld. we hit the jackpot there.. filling our cart with things like a new mirror and light fixture for the bathroom, a bunch of cool stuff that caden spent his birthday money on, a few groceries, and a new betta fish. (the one we just got on thursday already kicked the bucket.. hopefully 'RUBY' hangs around for awhile) after checking out.. we went to subway for lunch and then next door to cost cutters where caden got a trim. he was quite impressed that you can do so many things right in the comfort of the walmart building.. he was like.. ',mom.. you can do everything here!' then the date had to come to an end..
and we headed home. what a great day with the most adorable guy ever!!
after i got home, i whipped up this birthday gift for lynette. it is a notebook.. glitzed up a bit.. she always has a notebook with her when she is shopping and running errands. she makes all kinds of lists, so this will be a perfect new notebook for her.


More scrappy...

Here are more pages from the album..

Somethin alittle scrappy..

These are some pages from an album I made for Holly & CT when we went to NC for their wedding. She wanted a book to display some of their engagement photos and others from their
dating days.... I made the pages and left blank spaces for her to add the pictures and other memorabilia that she wanted. The title of the book is 'HONEY' since that is what they call each other all the time.


BaThRooM ReNoVaTioN.. PhaSe.. #2...

Here is the sink.. There was wallpaper behind it that needed to go... poor Andy stopped by and got roped into being our plumber... what a good sport. :)
There I am BEHIND the vanity.. wedged in..with steamer and spatula.. I think I displaced my hip trying to get
out.. LOL

You can kindof get a feel for the color that I went with.. quite the change from the neutral wallpaper and 'outhouse' border that was there before.. The color is a dark teal.. much darker than on these pics.. this was just the first coat.. the name is Peacock Plume. Its so pretty! I also got some other goodies to fix it up.. but those things will wait until I have the finished product photographed... stay tuned!!!