CHA+ Round Robin Reveal+A Wonderful Award!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hello everyone!!! 
I had an amazing weekend, I was given the opportunity to go to CHA Winter on Sunday and boy what an experience, I would love to thank Angela Pruitt, co-owner of Basically Bare who invited me to CHA. I got so lucky and I am so grateful! I had the opportunity to check out all the amazing new product and I finally got to meet my all time idol Tim Holtz, wow he is amazing and a true inspiration! I was MELTING when I met him, I was truly out of words, and to top it off I got to meet other scrappy celebrities as well!!! Amy Tan from American Crafts she is a doll, Elizabeth Kartchner from Dear Lizzy by American Crafts she is such a nice and beautiful person as well, and I could not forget Graphic 45 CEO Diane Shultz, she looks amazing in that wonderful outfit and she is the sweetest! Here are a few pictures:

I felt in scrappy heaven, truly I did, and meeting all these wonderful icons in the industry made it even better!! 
Today was the amazing reveal for the Round Robin Challenge over at the forums, such amazing talent the ladies have going on over there, please stop by and check out the complete reveal here FORUMS here is my take on this amazing challenge, kept it simple and cute!

Loved using the twine, and the amazing flowers I handmade them, I really love that I had a hue going, so much fun! 

My talented, lovely and dear friend Tammy awarded me the Liebster Award, she is so sweet and it is truly an honor to receive this award. She is the sweetest so please visit her and leave her some love!

About the award: “Liebster” is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite, and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that’s intended to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically, those with 200 or fewer followers). There’s no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it’s even nicer – it’s recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.

Here are the rules:• Choose 5 up and coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
• Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
• Post the award on your blog. Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

Here are my picks to receive this wonderful award these ladies always inspire me with their blogs in one way or another! Thank You!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing week!!!

Products Used: Studio Calico Paper, Tim Holtz Stamps, Distress Inks, Twine, Prima Flowers, Handmade Flowers by me, Technique Tuesday Stamp, Zva Pearl Flourish.

Enchanting Creations Magazine Winter 2012!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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It's here!!! The Winter Issue is here!!!! Filled with some amazing inspiration!! Beautiful tutorials!!! Truly gorgeous and I am sure you will enjoy every single page as much as I did! So grab your coffee or tea sit back and relax and enjoy the enchanting inspiration!!!

Polar Bear Pajama Party Crop!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's going on now!!!
Over at the Flying Unicorn Forums we are having a fun and amazing Crop!!
I am hosting a weekend challenge Glimmer Clouds, which is to find some creative use for something we all have on had, cotton!!! Color it with your favorite glimmer mist and use it somewhere in your project!
Here is my example!

Love the look of the fluffly cotton! Looks amazing! Added some color with Glimmer Mist! Love all the embellies! I am still obsessed with the white Studio Calico Mist! So yummy! 

I hope you can join the fun over at the Forums just click on this picture to take you there now!

Have FUN at the crop this weekend!

Products Used: Bo Bunny Etcetera Paper, Studio Calico White Calico Mist, Prima; Flowers, Button, Metal Trinkets, Nest,  Kaiser Craft Rub On Sweet Nothings, Tim Holtz; Stamp, Muse Token, Distress Ink.

Happy Birthday Warmy! + Polar Bear Pajama Party Begins Today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today is hubby's birthday! I wish him the best birthday ever, and I hope he has tons of fun (with me) lol He is amazing and he really deserves the best birthday ever, so I hope he has fun and all his wishes come true on his day! Of course I had to make him a birthday card! I wanted to use a new stamp set I got from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards, fell in love with this stamp set, and inspired me to make this card, love how it turned out take a look!

Love the yellow, love the stamp!! Hope he likes it! Well I am off to spend the day with him and have some lunch! I hope everyone has an awesome Friday! Remember that our Polar Bear Pajama Party Crop begins today!!! So fly on over to the Flying Unicorn Forums and join the fun! We have some fun challenges and some fun games too! Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments! I appreciate every single one!

Products Used: PaperTrey Ink Cardstock, Tim Holtz Mustard Seed; Light Bulb, My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2 Chip Piece, Kaiser Wood Doily, Prima Button.

Early Valentine's Day Card!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Can you believe we are in the final stretch of January?
This month has flown by so quickly!! I cannot even believe it! February will soon be here and with it is Valentine's Day! Which of course I love! Love the feeling of cheer and love, and all that! So I was inspired to make this lovely card, with some new PaperTrey Ink Stamps I got, which are so darling, those keys are just scrumptious, take a look!

I am loving that resist technique, it is a really simple technique and adds so much to a card, you should give it a try! Those flowers were handmade by me! Still learning of course! Lovely twine going through the banner was the closing touch!

I hope I inspired you today, thank you for stopping by! Hubby's birthday is on Friday so I will be working on a birthday card shortly!

Products Used: PaperTrey Ink Lock & Key Stamps, Cardstock, Twine. Ranger Archival Ink, American Crafts ZING White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose.

Mojo Monday Sketch

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hi Crafters and Happy Monday!
Wheewww what a busy weekend at work, we are in the middle of a heavy cleaning week and it is tough work! After Holiday clean up is really tough! 
Well I have an awesome Monday Mojo sketch to help your creativity get flowing this week, and it comes from the fabulous Creative Team Member Tammy from our Flying Unicorn CT! I used the awesome sketch to create this lovely layout. A little background on the layout, first thing that might catch your eye, the picture lol. Yes, it is Pikachu and Piplup from Pokemon lol. They have a special meaning in me and dh's life. We carry them with us on our daily adventures, as cheesy as that might sound, they are some fun companions to have around. This is the sketch:

Awesome right? Love the flowers and the circles and all of the lovely swirls. Here is my take on it!

Love all the bits and pieces, You know that twine is such an awesome touch to any project, been using it a lot and I really love the look, a quick tip on empty space, I used some Studio Calico White Mist to exaggerate the empty space and have something interesting there. It works wonderfully. 
Well hope I was able to inspire you today, hope everyone has an awesome Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: Bo Bunny Etcetera Collection Paper; Alphas,  KaiserCraft Doily, Little Yellow Bicycle Paper Doily, Flowers; Prima, Some handmade by me, My Minds Eye Lost&Found 2 Chip Pieces, Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Chip Pieces, Prima Wood Buttons, Metal Trinkets, Studio Calico Mister Huey's White Calico Mist, Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress Ink, Stamp; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Flourish Stamp.

American Idol Hollywood Week!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello fellow crafters!
It's been a warm week here in Los Angeles, where is all the cold weather gone to? It's still Winter I think? I am having a blast with the American Idol challenge going on at Flying Unicorn store, so fun and creative, this is the second layout for this challenge, I really enjoyed working on this one. It's really amazing what a single stamp can do for you. I used this stamp set by Tim Holtz & Stamper's Anonymous to create the background for this layout, the result? A new and fresh background, on an  otherwise plain patterned paper. I love the look and feel of the colors, so I decided to go with a soft palette. OH and those flowers were created by me! Iv'e been creating flowers lately, it was so much fun! Take a look!

Really had fun working on this one, loving the colors and the flowers! You should try the background technique it was so much fun! I hope you get a chance and visit our FORUMS for some inspiration and tons of fun! We have amazing challenges running, and you can keep up with the latest American idol Flying Unicorn events as we go!

Thanks for stopping by Happy Weekend!

Products Used: Studio Calico Classic Calico Paper, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamp Cirque Alphabet CMS 065; Distress Ink Spun Sugar; Milled Lavender, KaiserCraft Sweet Nothings Rub On's, Wood Doily, Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue Die Cuts.

A New Member Of The Flying Unicorn Family

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello everyone, just wanted to stop by and announce that we just added a brand new Creative Team Member to the Flying Unicorn Family! She is super talented, super sweet and super creative! Shona Keehn! Please visit her blog and leave her some love! Welcome to the family!

Her creations are so amazing, so please visit her blog HERE and leave her some lovin! Also visit our forum and welcome her there, we have some amazing challenges, inspiration and oh so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, I am working on some new creations and will share soon!

American Idol + January 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hi my fellow crafters!!! WOW I have been working on a few projects this week between work and all it's been a fun past couple of days scrappin the nights away! SO last year's monthly layouts were such a huge success that I decided to do them again this year. It's always fun to see the different styles and evolution that your creativity takes! Of course Flying Unicorn always has fresh and amazing challenges to keep your creativity busy, so I took on the American Idol Challenge that is going on over at the forums. I had never seen such a challenge, unique and fresh and oh so fun!! I decided to make my January layout based on this challenge, which was to select an artist from a couple of listed cities and use one of their songs and incorporate it into your project. It could be a card, layout, or journal. I made a layout:

Love all the clustering yumminess, and that twine was part of some packaging I received for a Christmas Swap (thanks Cathi), I handmade some of the embellies the hearts, the ticket, and the flags. I have an obsession with flags at the moment haha. I hope you have a chance to join us, we are having so much fun over there! What an amazing chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used: KaiserCraft Sweet Nothings Paper; Wooden Doily,  Prima Marketing; Wooden Button, Flowers, Flocked Rubons, Nest (available at (, Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Chip Pieces, Bo Bunny Alphas, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Wishing & Hoping

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello Everyone!
Hope your New Year's Day was amazing and fun!
I am stopping by today to share the projects I made with the amazing January Kit Of the Month from
Truly an amazing kit, full of wonderful papers and netting and all kinds of goodies, I had so much fun working with it, and it really pushed my creativity. Take a look!

Also there was an Off The Page portion which is always included with every kit, and this is what I created!

I had tons of fun with this kit, and it truly transported me to a relaxing place, perhaps a beautiful oceanside, or even Hawaii! It is truly a very beautiful kit to start off the year with! The kit is available at the Flying Unicorn Store for only $31.99 plus shipping, and it is totally worth it, it has so much and the possibilities with the kit are truly endless! I hope you all got crafty this weekend, we have some amazing new challenges in the FORUM and some fun events happening, so join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy New Year! January Kit Of The Month!

Happy New Year!
To all my friends, family, and of course my scrappy friends I wish you all a Happy New Year 2012!
May all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may your families be filled with joy and blessings this new year!
Of course not only is it a new year today, but also today is the release of the new 

Wishing & Hoping
This kit was so awesome to work with, and is really like a breath of fresh air, it's colors are so vibrant and rich yet vintagely perfect. I love the off the page project as well, so many ideas and possibilities with this amazing kit!

Be sure to grab yours before they are gone! This kit will get your year started on the right foot! It will remind you of those memorable places you have been to, and make you reminisce of all those fond memories!

I will be sharing some of my creations with this kit soon, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

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