The Project BIn ~ XOXO!

Hi friends!

 Today is the day that I post for The Project Bin ~ Yay!
In a few hours, I will be flying back home to Miami
after a MOST incredible visit with some super awesome crafty friends!
Barb is truly the hostess with the mostess 
and made sure we were entertained from start to finish ~ thank you!
Barb, Carol, Darlene, LJ, Jeanette, Terry, Shelly - love you ♥
Not only did we get to enjoy good friends and good food,
we had good fun at Camp Stamp in Oga,
making cards and crafting till all hours of the night!
And there was snow!
Not falling, but plenty on the ground, especially the first
of hiking and exploring ♥


Back to my card:
I'm gearing up for Valentine's and tried using the polka dot heart
stamp from In My Heart from The Project Bin as a focal image
to create 'designer paper'.
I cut a small piece of cardstock and ran that through the Big Shot
with Gina Marie wonky stitched rectangles.
Then, stamped it in 4 different colored inks using the MISTI.
After adding it to the red A2 cardstock base, I used the big shot
again to make a die cut of the X0X0 in the same set.
It's so versatile and there's so many way to use this stamp set!
 Speaking of The Project Bin,
Lookie!  Lookie!
3 of us on the DT were together when the brand new stamp sets arrived
at Barb's house!

Jeanette has the wonderful Kinda Sorta and Barb is holding Hole Foods!
You can find these and more at The Project Bin!

 To see more stamps and dies and card inspirations,
you can go here and look around!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Hi friends!

Today's the day! 
I'm flying off to meet some wonderful crafty friends for a 5 day getaway ~
oh, the shenanigans crafting we will be doing! :)

And that's just what today's card is ~
the 3 Musketeers card this week was this darling image from Barb.
And the CCEE Stampers theme this week from Liz
was "Baby, it's cold outside" so this card fits both needs ♥

These 4 friends are from Art Impressions and they sure
look they are bundled up from some cold weather -
hats, scarves, UGG boots and COFFEE!

I'm convinced I am the one in the green ~
just look at her face looking at that big 'ol Starbucks.
I have that same look when they hand me mine - LOL!

So here is my 3M/CCEE card ~ friends, crisp cool air, coffee ♥

Sorry my post is short and sweet today ~
I'm typing as I'm packing :)

You can see what the other CCEE  Stampers have made
with cold weather cards here

And Barb's card and Jeanette's card are here!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!


Growing in Unity - Winners!

 Good Morning!

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog 
during my Growing In Unity week!
I had so much fun and thank Unity Stamp Co
for this generous opportunity 
to stamp out our favorite Unity stamps and share!

The winners were drawn randomly and are ..........

Beautiful card again. I love the blue flowers. I really like Unity flower jar stamps.. I don't seem to have this one.. 

Both your sentiment and the Snoopy quote are so true. I thought of Charlie Brown too before I read your post. That little tree just pulls at your heart strings. So cute!

Please contact me at Kelnkids@aol.com so I can pass on your information
to Unity and you can claim your prize pack of 25 random stamps!
Time is limited - contact me as soon as you can.

If you weren't the chosen winner, no worries!
I'll be hosting my own private stamp giveaway soon -
it's going to be fabulous!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

Drive By Crafts ~ Wood You?

Hi friends!

How completely adorable is this darling woodchuck!
It's from the Avery Elle stamps and available in the shop at
 I'm up on the DBC blog today,
I thought I'd show you a little more detail about my card.

 I stamped and colored the sweet little woodchuck, tree stump
and flowers which are all from the set.
I scissor cut all 3 of those
~ the Tim Holtz non-stick micro serated mini snips are perfect
for precise cutting and little nooks and crannies!
I made created the background with beautiful paper from
 Pink Paislee: Birthday Bash 6 x 6 paper pad,
and a circular die for 'faux' grass.

Lastly, I added the stamped/cut images to the card 
using some of my favorite glue, Nuvo glue!
This is really magnificent and dries clear and quick and doesn't warp 
the cardstock or patterned paper!
The darling woodchuck is popped up on
 3D foam variety pack from Scrapbook Adhesives
I really love how it pops up, giving the card extra dimension.
And although I cut today's stamped image with scissors,
there is a matching die set for this Avery Elle Wood You?
How sweet is this!

You can see more inspiration on the blog:
and stop in the store and add some of your favorite stamps to your stash!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


Dueling Darlings ~ On the 18th ....

Hello again!

*I have two posts today - 
for my card with The Project Bin, please go here!

It's the 15th of the month,
and that means the Dueling Darlings are back with another friendly duel :)
This month, our hostesses for The Divas is LJ,
and the hostess for The Dazzlers is Darlene!
They sent such an incredible creative kit!
A calendar stamped image marking the new year
and we were to 'fill in the rest'.

Now ... my card .... I almost didn't post it.
I know, I know ...
sometimes we hit the mark and LOVE a card,
and sometimes we don't.

But this card .... this one right here ....
is more than just a card :)
  It's a representation of a chance to meet some really incredible friends
that I have been wanting to meet for a long, long time!
This week, on the 18th, I'm boarding a plane (or two)
and connecting for a long crafty weekend!

To say that I am excited is an understatement :)
That's why when LJ sent the card kit, I immediately had an idea.
I left it with a little gem marking the 18th of January ♥

Therefore, my card ..... it's just paper, really.
It's not what I wanted to make, but it makes me smile knowing 
that little gem means something so. much. more!
And LJ, I'll do better next time.

Be sure to stop in an see all the card from the DDD ~
they are listed in my sidebar.
Meanwhile, THIS GIRL needs to pack!

From Miami to Wisconsin - now there's a 180 turn!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥

The Project BIn ~ Smile!

Hi friends!

I thank each of you for your visit and sweet comments,
especially last week when I had SO many posts!
Soon, I'll be able to announce the winner/s
 of the Growing in Unity week - YAY!

First up, Mondays are the day I post to The Project Bin blog
So often, while reading the news, it reminds me that yet once again
we really just need to unify better and love one another ♥ 

I love this quote from one of my favorite sets
 from The Project Bin called Wise Women.

Peace begins with a smile ~ Mother Theresa

And here's the inside: 

Be sure to stop in at The Project Bin to see what
else is in the store ~ so many wonderful sentiment stamps
and dies for every occasion.
And remember, if you click on a stamp/die set photo,
it will take you the gallery filled with sample cards!
Here is the set in full:
I'll be back in a little while with my 2nd card for today!
Big hugs, Bigger blessings!


Growing in Unity - Day 5!

Happy Fri-YAY!

This is the 5th and final of the Growing in Unity week!
It's been a wonderful week and I've enjoyed showcasing
the wonderful Unity Stamp Company!

I also thank you all so much for your blog visits
this week, and those that clicked to follow - THANK YOU!
It's going to be an exciting year ahead,
so I'm overjoyed that you will be here for the journey ♥

For my card today,
I've combined two fabulous Unity Stamp Co. stamps:
one of my very, very, VERY favorites!  Yippee Skippy! 
and ... thank you kindly by Phyllis Harris.

I think I can speak for all of us when I say
this is how we feel about Unity Stamp Company!

Thanks so much for a fabulous week.
For friendships, stamping, a wonderous year ahead!
Don't forget to peek back in a few days to see 
who the lucky winner of the generous Unity Stamp Co. prize will be!
Good luck!

Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥