Friday, January 23, 2015

Sock Fairy

I will spare you my philosophizing today.  I have really done nothing all week in the form of cleaning my humble abode or laundry for my irritated crew...  "Mom I do not have any clean socks in my drawer".  Even after I explained to them numerous times there is a basket in the basement overflowing with socks, they think there is a magical sock and underwear fairy that delivers them to the drawers.  I say,"go find them in the sock basket", they look at me blankly and either crash in to a sobbing puddle on the floor or put on yesterdays socks(depending on the amount of sleep they had the night before).  Really... really the seven steps to the basement and the cognitive stress of finding a pair of socks that match are just to stressful for you?  Anyway this girl needs to hit the laundry before there is mutiny here or they are quarantined for stinky feet by their school.  So here are the cards I made with Unity Stamps Gossip, hot flashes & Crazy.  I made tons of cards with these stamps.  Birthday, hot flash funnies, encouragement card for a friend getting chemo, and "just a note" cards.  I will post them below after I show share my FWF card.

Than I made another one for my best friend since I was in 4th grade.  She is a year and a half older than me and I always tell her how old she is and she just turned the big 5-0.

How fun it this?  I added stamps from Damn your old Unity stamp. Just spruced the cake up with a little Stickles and a green accent.  I can not lie.  I love this card.
Here are some of the mixed bag I made from the Gossip, hot flashes & Crazy.  Great stamp and I was looking for the link it is on sale this week at the Garage Sale over at Unity Stamp Company.

Happy Friday everyone.  Spend it with someone you love.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

That LB, she has got try.

Unity Challenge No. 23
One problem with the new year is I always make the decision to try to better myself.  Some may call it resolutions, I just call it "trying".  If anyone who reads this comes from the cowboy world you may know the word "try".  It is not a verb but is a noun.  When you have  "try" it means you are giving it all you got.  So this year I am giving it the cowboy try.  One of my many things I am going to try to do this year is participate more in challenges and such in the scrapping and card world.  It is easy to let the weeks pass and not participate.  So I guess my resolution is to give it all I got.  If I fall off that Bronco at least I was in the arena and not sitting in the stands.  Here is my Unity Monthly Challenge entry.

Here is the inspiration:

Unity stamp-hello little one
Unity Background Stamp-Hearts of Old
Silver mist- Huey
pink ink- Martha Stewart
badge and pink patterned paper- Studio Calico
enamel dots- lawn fawn
washi tape- stash
twine- American Crafts

I have a lot of things I am trying to be better at:
1. Going to bed earlier- nope I watched Sherlock on Netflix until 1 am
2. Walking-nope, come on the wind chill was -30 below this morning I came home and watched Young and the Restless instead
3. More patience with my kids- nope, it was -30 below wind chill and our school was not cancelled but most others were- they were absolute jerks to me.  Like I wanted there to be school today.  I would have loved to have slept in(see goal one for reason).  
4. Better organization-nope there is an elephant on this card because I could not find the stamp I original planned on
5. Cut back on sugar-nope, empty Hot Tamale boxes do not lie.
6.  Enjoy life everyday-yes,  I participate in the Unity Monthly  Challenge and see all my other activities listed above.

Like I said...that LB...She has got try.

Stay Warm and give it the Cowboy try,


Friday, January 2, 2015

Stamping and Scrapping

I am back to blogging after a long break. I have a goal for 2015 to post more on Friends With Flair.  In addition to posting more, another goal is to use more stamps in my layouts.  I sometimes feel the era scrapping layouts are over and we are now in the Project Life Era in the Scrapping book world.  I am not ready to let it go just yet.  In the future I may dabble in the PL world, but as for now I am holding onto my roots.

This past Fall I got into the car with my favorite road trip pal and bestie and headed to a crop in Branson.  It is only a short 11 hours away.  Yes, we do have scrapbooking crops in MN, but they do not have the awesome gals we met up with.  Three days of solid laughter, food, wine and scrapping.  I would drive pretty much anywhere to be scrap with these gals.  While there I challenged myself to use the SMAK kits I had purchased just with scrapping in mind.  I was also going for speed.  I did not finish the journaling or the little added embellishments until today...what 3 months to get a page done...yes.
I was so happy when Unity came out with this Kit Alpha Smack.  I love letter stamps.  Grab this one as it is on sale now.  
I love this page it is such a great memory.  This used stamps from the  Camera Ready SMAK kit.

I used the All in the Numbers kit for the tag.  Also on sale this weekend.  I love that tag stamp.  For the title I used the "this is my happy" stamp from one of my favorite SMAK kits Camera Ready. I used the leaf stamp from the KOM Love & Joy for the HOLIDAYS

I used a stamp from Camera Ready again but what really finished the page was the Splatters & Stars-all boy stars. 

Thanks for looking I am finishing of the left over Champagne from our New Years Day omelette breakfast and is to new beginnings. Happy 2015.