Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gifts for my Combat Cropper girls and crazy weather!

I always like to make as many gifts as I can each year for my friends and family. This year for my co-workers who also are friends I made Dog Tag shape necklaces. The Dog Tag charms came from Amate Studios. The stamped image inside is from Legacy Stamps. Over the image I melted some Utee clear embossing powder in my melting pot and poured it into the charm and let cool. After they were cool enough to handle I attached the chain. I re-used a few of my Unity bags (great green idea!) and attached the necklace to a piece of chipboard that I stamped Just Polka Dots onto. The tag on the outside is stamped using Unity's swirl stamp from the kit Growing in Unity. The girls loved them!This picture is of the pretty rainbow we had yesterday after the little bit of rain we had. It was in the high 60's yesterday. This weather is not making me feel like Christmas is almost here!
I hope to get a few more stamping items completed before the end of the week, hopefully I'll have time to post! Have a great day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I love this picture of my girls. We were trying so hard to get a family picture for our Christmas cards and they just wanted to goof around! I ended up very frustrated but we did get a decent picture of all of us! I'm not posting it here yet, still need to get some of my cards out!
Here is a card I made last week for a Unity Challenge while I was at Colleen's house to teach her how to upload to SCS and how to HIP HOP!!! We had a good time. The challenge was to use us some type of bling, I used rhinestones. The stamp is from Unity, Prince of Peace.

This is a close up of the rhinestones:
I do have some more things I've worked on but I still need to take pics! Hopefully later tonight! I hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Secret Santa gift~

About a month ago on Splitcoast in the Unity forum I signed up to part of a Secret Santa rak group. It was so much fun buying items for my girl but also lots of fun to open my gift that came yesterday!!!! I was so excited! Here is what I got:

*red flock from Stampendous (I love flock!) *green velvet brads from doodlebugred *glitter brads from Creative Imaginationspurple *ribbon from Ki Memories *beautiful white lace ribbon *awesome smelling Yankee Candle, Vanilla Cupcake *heidi swapp edge distresser *super cute Making Memories Christmas chipboard pieces *pretty mat stack of paper by Making Memories and.....not one, not two, but three Unity stamp sets, plus a single!!!! Stamp sets I got: Fanciful dots, Trifle Sentiments, Whimsical Birthday and the single is a large bracket from this set Amazing Me. This picture is not the greatest but all the items are!

Thanks so much Maggie! I can't wait to play with it all!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Unity Addicts Challenge

Ok, here it is. My layout for Wednesday's Unity Addict's Challenge. For more info see here. I love the way this turned out! It's only an 8x8. I usually do 12x12 but I only had this one pic and thought it would be cute in a frame hanging on my wall instead. This is last years Christmas pic. Every year we take a new pic and it goes inside each of my handmade cards. Lots of work, but if I didn't keep doing it now I would get yelled at by my family and close friends that have come to expect them! I used Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, clear acetate sheet, glitter, diamond glaze, staz-on ink, distress tool for edges of paper, and catseye ink. This is a close up pic of the glitter. All the trees were cut out individually. The stamp is called Trinity Trio which can be seen here. The Memories and 2007 images are from Our Life, Our Stories kit, which is a great kit for scrapbookers! This kit can be seen here.
OOPS!!! I just realized that this is the picture we took in 2006!!! Dan was gone last year so he wasn't in the 2007 Christmas pic!!! I guess I'll have to change that. He-He!
Thursday is HIP HOP in the Unity forum on Splitcoast. Join in on the fun!!! I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun

We had such a blast over the Thanksgiving weekend. We always have lots of family over for Thanksgivng dinner, great food and tons of laughs! Of course we have to take hundreds of pics! My sister from Chicago flew down to surpise my Mom. It was great! We also did lots of shopping. I thought Dan was going to have a heart attack when we had to pack up the car with more than we brought! Here are are few pics to share with you!
Me and My Family:
Mom, Dad and Five of their Six kiddos! We missed ya Bill!

The Whole Clan!!!

Have a great day! I will post more projects soon!