Saturday, September 27, 2008

September is flying...

I can't believe how the days (and months) fly by... especially after school is back in session! I am finding it difficult to get as much done as I'd hoped once the kiddos went back to school. Tessa's "little" Kindergarten meets every day from 9-1, and of course Seth's schedule is different (8-2:30), so lots of time spent in the car (or van), I'm afraid. We're finishing up a fun LEO (layout every other day) challenge over at Willow Traders. The layout above was done for Challenge #11, a "Non-Scrappy Inspiration challenge" and it was inspired by a Target ad. Used one of my new favorite stamps from Unity on it, too. And a digi label by Andrea Victoria from Paula's new Hybrid challenge over at Get It Scrapped. And just wait, Scrapbook Circle's October kit is going to be fabulous. Here's a peek: Scrapbook Circle Blog.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hip Hop Thursday!

I'm getting really addicted to Unity stamps and Hip Hop Thursday! Today, I made 2 cards for challenges. I have signed up to receive the monthly kit (starting with Sept.) and I'm so excited!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Zany Zinnia Sept. Kit: Autumn Afternoon

I was so honored to be asked to guest design for Zany Zinnia in September. My new "Fall" blog header was made using the kit and you can see other designs here:Zany Zinnia September Gallery. Stacy & Dolores consistently put together lovely, reasonably-priced kits that are so much fun to use for layouts, cards, and other great creative projects. And while you are there, check out the "sneak peek" page for October, too!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Almost Fall... but not quite yet...

I'm getting ready to decorate my blog for Fall soon... any day now, really. But before I do, wanted to post at least one more bright layout, this one done for the LEO Challenge we're doing over at Willow Traders (layout every other day). Challenge was to use a "non-square" or edged shape. I used the August Studio Calico kit and some felt shapes from The Dollar Tree and felt ribbon from the Joann's $ spot.

And here's a little card I made about 2 weeks ago using my new Unity butterfly stamp:

I am loving Unity stamps (link is over on the right). Can't wait to do more with them soon... am in a stamping mood! Check back soon for a new "Autumn" blog header!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September... back to school, back to reality...

September has arrived, and it is sort of hard to get back into all the school/homework/carpool routines! Tessa's first day at Lawndale Kindergarten (half day at our church) was Tuesday and she did great. Here she is, ready for school... and looking at Mom like she really shouldn't have to take this picture (oh, come on, she wouldn't let me walk her in... had to snap a shot from the car):

I've found some new stamps that I love: Unity stamps - wow, they are great! My first ones came last week and I made a few simple cards:

Be sure to join the fun on Hip Hop Thursdays when you can blog hop to see what the designers have recently created with their Unity stamps. I've been missing my stamping, so I am happy to be getting back into it a bit more (on layouts and cards). If I can just find time between all the carpooling the kids to school and activities, that is!