It's a BeAuTiFuL thing....

It certainly IS a beautiful thing...
ALL the lovely stamps that Unity has...
right at our fingertips...
waiting to create gorgeous projects with.
make meaningful cards &
 gifts for those we love.
express ourselves with ART.
SO many choices...
something for everyone....

Have you heard about the brand new CHALLENGE??



Here are a couple things I made...
distressed... imperfect... messy... layered... loved.

These cards each hold an important message
that comes along with the shabby exterior....
and THAT my friends.. makes me HAPPY.
Something I created will be used to bring
sunshine to another person's day.
To encourage and uplift.
be your own beautiful...
I used: Be Your Own Cosmo Cricket Itty Bitty
and Country Estate Frame Webster's Pages Itty Bitty

"Your face is marked with lines of life, put there by love and laughter,
suffering and tears. It's beautiful."
— Lynsay Sands
free spirit...
I used Marah Johnson's... Harmony
Hip Hop Sketch Challenge... play along with us!!
"Free spirits have to soar."
— Ziggy Marley

"You're incredibly, absolutely, extremely, supremely, unbelievably different."
— Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)

Have a most WONDERFUL day...
YOU. are. Beautiful.

go check out my girl, Kimber next!
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a little bit shabby... a little bit chic

Good Morning!
Happy Hip Hop Thursday!

Did you see the NEW Monthly Challenge @ Unity?

Exciting... Fun... NEW Stuff to check out!!

I have a few fun SHABBY cards to share with you today.
I enjoy making distressed items...
they always seem to turn out

"it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than
to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection."

— Elizabeth Gilbert
Love that!

peace & harmony
I used stamps from: Marah Johnson Harmony kit
distressing: Tim Holtz blending tool & Distress Ink,
sewing machine, Zap Dots, Gems

dream. Big.
Black lace & sewing machine... distressing done with Tim Holtz
blending tool & Distress Ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

call me.
I used: Call Me Webster's Pages Itty Bitty
Distressed with Tim Holtz blending tool & Distress Ink,
sewing machine, circle punch, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
I also used Jimmi's Sketch for this card!

Thanks for poppin' in to check things out!
Have a FABULOUS day!!

Go see my friend MAREN next!
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Happy Hip HEART Hop!

time to get down with some

here at the Lien Ranch...
of cards in the making
for all those
school parties.

I had a lovely little person
helping me create...

We spent the afternoon crafting her
and baking cupcakes to surprise
the big kids when they arrived home from school.
Here are the results of both activities...
 Sofia's Valentine Tags
she did all the counting, made sure each tag had a heart,
put zap dots foam squares on each heart, then stuck the hearts on.
and put staples in the stapler. ;)
They will be tied onto a treat for each friend.  
We used:
My all time FAVORITE HEART from Donna Downey's
Create Today kit, 'have a happy day' sentiment from
Could I Be Any Cuter kit, and 'do all things with love'
sentiment from Wishes & Kisses Stampin' Store kit
Bella Blvd paper, denim, jute, staples, crop-a-dile

my SWEET assistant, Sofia
After school Cupcakes...
We used: 1 white cake mix, 1/2 Tinkerbell and 1/2 Birthday
muffin cups, Chocolate & Vanilla frosting,
Valentine M&M's, white chocolate chips,
conversation hearts, Red & Pink sprinkles
and the MAIN ingredient.... LOVE.
"Don't save something for a special occasion.
Every day of your life is a special occasion."

— Thomas S. Monson

Thanks so much for stopping by...
hope you have a Happy Day... filled with HEARTS...
hop on over and check out
*** KIMBER ***
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I {heart} Hip Hop...

Good Morning!
Happy Hip Hop Thursday...
here we are.. in the month of LOVE...
February has arrived.... and with it comes a BRAND NEW
Kit of the Month

don't you just LOVE it?
as always... this kit is SO versatile
and packed with fabulous images & sentiments
that you can use for ALL your papercrafting projects!

Looking ahead to VALENTINES DAY...
I figured I should get a jump on my creating..
here is what I made for my hubby... :)

i'm yours...
keepsake box
inside.. bottom.. a place to put love notes... photos.. treasures.
 I used January KOM and Heart from Donna Downey's Create Today
 and JUST FOR FUN...
here are a couple photos I dug up from the
 to put in his little memory box..
 Junior Prom.. 1993
Senior Prom... 1994
wowza! check out that HAIR.. ha!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hop on over and check out
MAREN next!

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