How is your week going so far?

I am late in posting because I gathered up the kids (and the neighbors daughter) to go to the town pool to start the day. They are already getting antsy being home . You know how hard it is to round up 4 kids-sunscreen-drinks-fruit-snacks-towels-change of clothes-first aid kit and sand toys-just to be out of the house by 10am?

Well I did it. We are due for big thunderstorm this afternoon, and I wanted to let the kids ahve fun before that. Well, I get there and the guy at the gate says its being reserved till 12:30 for the senior citizens and they don’t want a bunch of crazy kids splashing all over them, so come back later.

I then pleaded with him to let us at least use the playground, and it was going to rain all afternoon. He said “Too bad sweetheart I’m not the weather man. I don’t care if it rains all day. Not my problem. Come back later.”

NICE!!! My blood was boiling because I didn’t warrant this attitude. He’s lucky I had  little ears with me! LOL!

Anyway……now for some more eye candy for the 2 Unity set giveaways!!


The Unity Release Party is tomorrow night!! Wednesday June 25th at 8 pm CST (9pm EST). Check out the party forum here.

There are also 2 other DT members with Blog Candy-search around!! See my side bar for links.

PLUS all the DT members are featuring peeks on their blogs today!

Check Angela’s blog , for a special DT member feature on Natalie.

Now 2 more new peek samples 😀 using my 2 give away sets



Now I took the same funky set, and used an image, and made it look a little more elegant 😀 Gotta love versatility!!! The Chatterbox paper really helped me achieve that look, as did the scalloped square.

Tiny Trinity


This card also used a sentiment from the Thanks to you set.

I just stamped this tree onto patterned paper-colored in the trunk, then cut out. Its a cute and easy image to do this with.

I made it an “apple” tree by using the clear Bella Dots, and coloring them with a Sharpie marker, and adhered with mono-multi glue (in love with that stuff).

My creative memories wavy cutter made my hills.

Now I am so bouncing up & down over this next project!!

 Jasons BEST friend just had his very first baby yesterday! A little girl. When I got the call she was in labor I began frantically thinking of what would we would present the baby with at the hospital.

I have an idea for a gift but am saving that one for her home coming party in a month. Its a bit more involved.

I was going to buy a frame and have it engraved with her info. Well wouldn’t you know I could not find one for the life of me that I liked! Then while at Target I found a 3D frame for $6!!! It had an Angel clip and some script on the back. I took it aprat and created my own frame!

When thinking about the design I took into account that the mother is very earthy. She loved pink & brown (yeah!!!) and she originally registered for THIS set Crib set, and all the accessories that looked like THIS. She then said I think gender neutral is best, so she switched what she registered for,  since they hope to have more babies in the future.

SO that was my jumping point. I KNEW she loved that style.

Sweet Blush is the PERFECT soft pink!!!

Here is the Once Upon A Time frame


This frame uses-The June Kit of the Month-Bliss & a Birdie (bird , once upon a time sentiment, and bliss sentiment),Beautiful Morning, Circle of Thanks.

I LOVE how the sentiment wraps around the corner of the photo. The photo supplied in there is actually my daughter Amber, right after she was born-when she grabbed Jason’s thumb, under the warmer. It is one of my most cherished photos.

I didn’t want to leave the frame plain so I put that in there. I used the Sepia choice for a brown tone when printing. I wanted Jenny to have an idea of what she could put in the frame, and have a template to cut from. The photo is barely stuck in there.

I stamped the branches, and colored them. I then added white liquid pearls, and punched vellum flowers (colored insides-added liquid pearls).

I stamped the Bliss sentiment onto the glass of the frame in white Stazon.


I blurred out the baby name-but the baby name and info was printed off on my computer, then die cut out onto the tag. Around the tag is the circle image-hard to see in the photo.

 The bird is stamped on the glass as well, in brown stazon. He looks just like he is itting on the branch!


I did put the finished page into the frame before stamping my Bliss & Birdie onto the glass. I also kept StazOn remover close by! Luckily I got it perfect the first try.

I also added a fabric tag, and large button for some balance. Just fun little girly things.

I use SU! Wide chocolate satin ribbon to tie around the outside of the frame-for more of a nice boutique feel.

I hope she likes it. I put a lot of time and thought inot what looks like a very simple design. It is so important to have balance.

Then came the card. I had no idea what I was going to do-but then said Why re-invent the wheel? I already created a great template for the Onesie card!! So I made another.

This one a did a little different, by adding a skirt!


The skirt is floated off the base a little at the bottom. I made the curvy trim with my Creative Memories wavy cutter.

I think its just adorable!

The dots are done using Polka Dot Basics

Thanks for looking. I’ll be back tomorrow with more to report. I hope this inspires you to create your own frame for your next baby gift! Get inspired from their registry!!

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—>Here Debbie