Friday, October 30, 2009

It's almost Halloween...

...and I just finished all the gifts that needed to get done!

...these four were super quick...just grabbed some little black pails from the $ section at Target, some pumpkin chocolates...and then I made these little tags super fast using Journaling Sprouts from Jillibean Soup and the Hauntingly Sweet stamp from Unity...then had the kids sign their names :)

...and these we made using the Spooky Digital Papers and Elements by CreativityByCrystal available at

...and this was made with the JS Template12 and West 4th Collection both warm and cool papers/labels by Orchard & Broome all available at

This was the Camryn's coaches gift...two of the girls had to sign their names at the game...but it got done before we gave it to her :) She loved it! It gave her a little black easel too - it looked really nice all together.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Unity SCARY Halloween "31" Sale"

It's FAVORITE day of the week!

Today I am sharing a *NEW* LO featuring stamps from the October Scrapbooking/Collage Collection called U.R.{...etcetera)

...and in honor of today's **Scary Halloween Sale** I used one of the new release stamps....and it is a fun one!!! Be sure to check out Angela's Blog for all the details of this AMAZING SALE!

...everything else by CreativtyByCrystal available at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Crazy for Daisies...

This is a MUST HAVE set! I just love how I was able to pair it with these Reminisce pattern papers and the fall colors and it matched perfectly with Camryn's fall dress :)

You can find Crazy for Daisies HERE

To get this *NEW* amazing set all you need to do is sign of for the KOTM! Yep it's that easy, if you are already a kit club member then details have been included in your October kit.

(leaves are from the October Stampin' Store Kit ).

Be sure to check out the other Design Team member blogs for more inspiration using {'Crazy for Daisies'}.

And a special announcement...
Get your crafting budget together!
UNITY is having a "Scary" Halloween "31" Sale!
In Celebration of HALLOWEEN!
$3.10 NEW KITS
{with $25, $50, $75, $100 order}
{These 5 NEW UNITY STAMP KITS will only be available this weekend then pulled out of stock till after CHA.}
More Details TOMORROW
(Be sure to check out Angela's Blog)

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Projects

I better get these posted before I forget...
...these are {part} of my October and November Assignments for GCD Studios.

This LO is using the **NEW **Artsy Urban Collection by Melody Ross for GCD Studios.

On this LO I used the Build-a-Turkey stamp from Unity.

...and of course another digital LO and I have more on the way... :)

Credits: Template by, Spooky Digital Kit and Alpha by CreativityByCrystal and her Damask PPs available at, Date Stamp by Karla Dudley, Black Tie, Button and RicRac by Pamela Donnis.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's time for a "DIGITAL SHARE" post...

Its been cold, windy and rainy the last couple of days so I was able to sit inside a create some new digital LOs...this first one is about me and our cat MORRIS - on the first day of school when ALL the kids were finally gone...Morris roamed and roamed throughout the house looking for them - it was just TOO QUIET...and he couldn't figure out where they went.

Credits: Fall Florals Digital Kit by Jessica Sprague, Bunches of Borders, Lots of Labels, Funky Flair Buttons and Au' Natural Elements by CreativityByCrystal all available at (I also used my favorite date stamps by Karla Dudley).

And this LO is my October LO for "Celebrate the Seasons" over at 2Peas. I decided to use photos of my 1/2 Marathon that I ran earlier in the month. This LO is based off a sketch by Nichol Magouirk.

Credits: Fall Florals Digital Kit by Jessica Sprague, Rounded Corner Templates and Bunches of Borders by CreativityByCrystal all available at (the staple I used came from ShabbyPrincess).

I am just LOVING this new Fall Florals kit - it has some beautiful digital papers...I have already created 3 LOs with it...and I am sure I can come up with a few more :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Woo Hoo its Friday...

...and it's time for Friends with Flair!!!
Hope you are having a great morning/afternoon/evening! I am going to have a great day despite this headache that I can't seem to shake but on the other hand we got some awesome news last night - I can't wait till Nov 2nd :D

My project for today displays this amazing Vintage Postage stamp from Unity! I just LOVE it!

I also used the new Melody Ross ARTSY URBAN Collection for GCD Studios...this is an amazing collection full of so many wonderful goodies - stop by Michael's and check it out for yourself!

Happy Friday!!! and thanks for stopping by today :D

...also GCD Studios is having a Sketch Contest :)

...have fun with this Sketch... because... there is a prize behind it. To qualify for the prize you'll need to make this sketch (by ME) "your own".


1) You need to use at least 50% of GCD goodies
2) We need to be able to tell "you used the sketch"
3) It needs to be a Halloween themed layout
4) It needs to be in no later then October 26th
5) It needs to be emailed to me at
6) It needs to be a layout. Sorry no cards this time.

Then on Oct 31st... the winner will be announced!

and the prize is this...

and this...

Happy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Picking our Pumpkins

On our way back from Silverwood this weekend we stopped in Spokane and headed to Green Bluff to pick our pumpkins and we couldn't help ourselves we also ate some yummy pumpkin doughnuts!

I managed to quickly make a new digital LO too...which is something you can do with amazing templates :)

Credits: Digital Template by Jessica Sprague, Fall Florals digital kit both available at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ben's 10!

We had a fun weekend! We took Ben to Silverwood for his birthday - sacrificed a bit since we didn't have my car to drive but we made it there and we had A LOT of fun riding rides...well except this one...while waiting in line Ben and I had no idea what we were in for...

Now I know why Stuart refused to go on it. Ben and I couldn't wait for it to end...and it couldn't end soon enough! Believe me there was alot of self talk on this one! lol (and I needed to talk to Ben thru this one to.)

Ben and Camryn also got to ride their first Roller Coaster - the "Cork Screw".
OMG...Camryn was hilarious, I thought for sure she had peed her pants. She wanted to ride it without any pressure from anyone but she had no idea what she was getting herself into. I was so proud of her!

Then we came across "AFTER SHOCK"
Ben insisted on going on this ride - and once again I had to go because Stuart refused...and well since I wouldn't let Ben go alone...I had to go...and all I can say is OH MY GOD!!!

We didn't get to ride the Ferris Wheel...we finally made our way down to it right as they were closing the park for an hour to get ready for SCARYWOOD...we were able to stay inside the park and eat a "crappy" dinner and an hour later we made our way back over the Ferris Wheel which they never reopened :(

We decided to make our last ride the log ride (I can't remember what its actual name was) but the kids enjoyed it and I am so happy it was out last ride of the night because as soon as it ended there was a downpour!

We headed back to the hotel, got the kids some icecream and now thanks to this weekend Stuart and I will forever have an inside joke about Cheetos! lol

On Sunday morning we left Idaho, and drove back to Spokane and took the kids to the pumpkin patch. Since we didn't have my car they could only choose small pumpkins and not their usual gigantic ones...but they didn't seem to mind. There wasn't alot of room in the trunk and since it wasn't our car I didn't want to get it all dirty...good thing we had lots of towels to put back there.

Monday was Ben's actaully Birthday and he decided he wanted home-made sweet and sour chicken and I truely have the best recipe for this! I do not make it that often, but it is good!

He opened his gift from us and enjoyed spending the evening with his grandparents. This year I didn't have to make a cake or Ben's request we all enjoyed an ice cream cake!

It ended up being a very late evening - but it was a great evening! I can't believe Ben is 10!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's Thursday...and its time for...


Who sells 3 houses in 3 years...the Dezember's that's who!!! Today's a great day...a day we've been waiting for...for a long time...

We are signing papers today for the sale of our "little house" that's what we've been calling it the last year...mainly because the boys have been sharing a bedroom and mostly because 70% of all our belongings have been in storage since we've moved back from Spokane (April15, 2008).

We are excited to start on the next chapter of our life. We have sacrificed a lot over the last year and a half...and lots of waiting and waiting...but knowing in the end that we'd be able to start rebuilding our new home...which we are just about to do!

Plans have been submitted to the city and once they are approved dirt will begin moving and the construction of our new home will start...which will be VERY SOON :D

On this LO I used the U.R.{...etcetera} Oct '09 Scrapbooking/Collage Kit and just documented all this house (oh I almost forgot I also used the Vintage Ledger stamp on this one too!)

...on this next LO I used the stamps from the Scrapbooking/Collage Kit and the brand new Artsy URBAN Collection by Melody Ross for GCD Studios.

Here's today's "specials" they are amazing!!!

The FIRST 50 orders over $25 get THIS IS THE TIME {mini} FOR FREE! this would make a Great Christmas Gift!



EVERY $25 spent gets the OPTION of purchasing a set for $2.

Choices: Jolly Little Winter ... Little Me ... Folk Inspired again these would make GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS!

Have a "Happy Thursday" I know I am :) Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 11, 2009 newest UNITY LOs

...earlier this week I was able to make a bunch of new UNITY LOs :)
It was fun to just sit down and create a varitey of different specific themes...just LOs for me :)

Here I used one of the new sets... SIMPLE BLESSINGS

On these two I used the new set JOY & WONDER

On this one I used {go ahead WISH} the Sept. Customer KOTM.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Unity's STAMPIN' STORE KIT {blog hop}

Welcome and Happy Saturday!!!

I woke up this morning to 34 degrees! Brrrrrrr and another sick kiddo :( so I' guessing from the pattern my 3rd child will have it next weekend...

Today the Unity Design Team is featuring the October Stampin' Store Kit {wonderful...YOU} Another GREAT kit FULL of GREAT stamps! Click HERE to check out the stores where this kit can be purchased!

...and since its so cold today I'm sharing a LO and reminiscing about our cruise to the Caribbean...and our stop in Aruba...where it was nice and warm! Can you see how sunburned we are? I'm actually hiding behind my sunglasses - because I have sun poising and my face is so swollen you wouldn't even recognize me -lol {Oh the memories...} :)

Make sure to check out the other DT Blogs...I have links over there <--------on the left side of my blog :) One lucky person will receive BLOG CANDY from todays hop from one of the DTs know what you need to do :) Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

FEATURING...October Scrapbooking/Collage Collection

For those of you who got this amazing kit U. R. {...etcetera} - you are just going to love these stamps and all the papers that came with it! When I first opened my package and saw these papers I knew which picture I was going to scrap first...this picture was taken some time ago in Spokane...Ben and Camryn aren't even in focus but I just LOVE it...its even enlarged and framed...sitting on our mantle.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs for more scrapping and card making inspiration!