Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What I Have Been Up To

Happy Tuesday!

I thought I would share a couple of pictures showing what I have been up to the past week and a half. My handy hubby had a little bit to do with it as well... not to mention our friend, Alan, and my dad! :)

We have completely redone my craft room. I LOVE IT!! I still have a lot to do and some of what you see may look different when I am completely done but... it is functional again!! Sooooo happy about that! :)

I will post pictures sometime in the future (hopefully sooner rather than later) when it is completely done! :)

BTW... click on my Facebook link to see a before picture of the same wall... that way you can appreciate the changes! :) 

Peace and Love!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop Winner

Happy Monday (night)!

I am here to announce the winner of the Paper Crafts blog hop!!

symplicitie said...I like the theme of your card! it Rocks! :)
January 27, 2012 10:22 AM

Congratulations!! Please email me at kelleyweubanks@gmail.com with your address so Paper Crafts can get your mag out to you! :)

Thank you ALL for the sweet comments that you left for me!!! 

Peace and Love!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Stamp It! 3 Ways Blog Hop

Happy Friday!!

I am excited to be participating in the Paper Crafts magazine Stamp It! 3 Ways blog hop today! Woot Woot!!

If you have not seen this issue... you are missing out! You can find the issue here if you want to purchase one or five! :) If you are not familiar with the issue... basically three designers were given the same stamp set to create with. The result is a 2 page spread per stamp set... showing how each set can be used to create three different projects... each one showcasing a different style!

It is a great magazine... full of inspiration and I even found new stamp companies that I didn't know existed! Score!!

Today... the ladies on this hop were asked to create a new card using a set that they used in the magazine! I chose to use the Rock Star set by Inkadinkado. It is such a fun set!

Paper Crafts has generously offered to let me give away a copy of the mag! Just leave a comment on this post before Sunday, Jan 29 at midnight EST. I will pick a random winner on Monday, the 30th!

Paper Crafts is also giving away a copy PLUS a generous prize package including all of the sets featured in the magazine! How cool is that? Make sure to head over to their blog and leave a comment.

Then get started hopping....

Jaclyn Miller
Julie Masse
Laura Williams
Heidi Van Laar
Emily Leiphart
Mariana Grigsby
Julia Stainton
Sarah Moerman
Karen Baker
Laura O'Donnell
Kelley Eubanks - that's me!
Kimberly Crawford

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Peace and Love!

Words Like Flowers

Happy Friday!

Today's card uses Words Like Flowers 4181K from Penny Black and can be seen on the Penny Black blog today!

All week this week and next, Jenyfur, has been/will be showcasing All Occasion cards on the PB blog... make sure to go visit and check out the projects! Those PB girls are a talented group of ladies!!

Have a great weekend! :)

Peace and Love!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Jan 26 - Feb 8

Happy Thursday!

Today starts a new Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!! Woot Woot!

Check out this inspiration pic...

Here is my interpretation...

I used my new fav Paper Smooches set... Vogue Abode. I used the tall lamp and turned it into (with a little masking) a shorter pendant lamp! The sentiment is from Giddy Bugs!

Make sure to check out the SPARKS blog for the complete rules for playing along! You will also find the info about the wonderful prize packages and see the what the other DT girls created! :)

Peace and Love!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stamp It! 3 Ways Publication

Happy Wednesday!

I thought I would share a card that I had published in the Paper Crafts Stamp It! 3 Ways! You can find the mag here for purchase!!

If you don't know what it is... basically 3 designers were given the same stamp set and we each made a project. It was really cool to flip through the mag and see how each set could be used for 3 totally different cards/styles! Great mag... pick one up! :)

Peace and Love!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Butterfly Thank You

Stamps/Dies - Antique Flowers and Butterflies by Hero Arts and Sizzix, sentiment from Communique Curves Sentiments by Papertrey
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko, Espresso by Colorbox, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU Dimensionals and Corner Rounder, Copic Markers

Happy Tuesday! :)

I hope you have a great day!

Peace and Love!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Vintage Car Birthday

Stamps - Going by Hero Arts and Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Paper - Kraft, Orange Zest and Enchanted Evening by Papertrey
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko

Happy Monday!

I am hoping that by the time that this post goes live... we will be well into redoing my craft room! We have made some purchases (using my Christmas money/g.cards) and I am excited to get the process moving along!

Just to let you know... I have scheduled posts for the rest of this week and part of next week. They won't be 'wordy' posts... but maybe it will be a nice break for you! :)

Make sure to check out the Penny Black blog today... there is an announcement about two new talented ladies who are joining the Design Team!

Also... PLEASE don't forget about the Valentines Card Drive for St. Judes (and a few other hospitals) that my friend, Winter Sims, is doing! Cards need to be mailed by Jan 31st!! There are a lot of kids who would love a handmade Valentine card so please consider taking time to make a few... or 10! :) You can find the details here.

I hope I won't be 'gone' long!

Peace and Love!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cupcake Valentine

Happy Sunday!

Today the newest Avocado Arts Pit Crew girls get to share another project using the wonderful January Kit called Sweet Treat Sweetie! If you haven't gone to check out the set yet... go here.

For today's card... I used the cute cupcake stamp. I cut all of my layers, stamped and colored my image and adhered each layer to the base with dimensionals. Then I stamped my sentiment and added the jewels.

Make sure to check out the Avocado Arts blog and the other Pit Crew girls to see what they have created using the January Kit!!

The entire Pit Crew will be around on the 30th to show projects using the February Kit!! You can see the February Kit on the AA blog... here!

Avocado Arts
Emily Branch
Emily Leiphart
Savannah O'Gwynn

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hey Stud

Stamps - Hey Stud by Unity
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection by Core'dinations
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU Dimensionals, Tim Holtz Sander, Sizzix Harlequin Emboss Plate by SU, Big Shot


Just wanted to pop in, share a card and say... "It is going to be quiet here for a few days" ... probably! :)

Carver's birthday has come and gone... he had a great day I think.

Michael's birthday is on Thursday and we are having about 12-14 adults and 4 children (including us) over for dinner. Sooooooooo... I am going to be working like a dog this week to get my house clean and get everything ready for his special day! I am starting to feel the stress so I thought I would alleviate some of that by making the decision to let the blog go for a few days! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week!! I will be back soon! :)

Peace and Love!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Avocado Arts Entire Pit Crew Day

Happy Sunday!

Today the entire Avocado Arts Pit Crew get to share a project using the January Kit called Sweet Treat Sweetie with a sneak peak of February's Kit... Wishes and Kind Thoughts!!

If you are not yet familiar with the wonderful Avocado Arts stamps or how to join the AA club... click HERE! You can browse all of the sets and find any info you need! You can visit the blog HERE.

For my card... I made the kraft card base and cut the cream slightly smaller. I stamped that cool jar, branch (did a little masking on that one), flower and sentiment. I colored in the flower/branch and I colored the jar to make it look like an old blue/green Ball jar! I love those jars and have several! I inked the edges with distress ink and adhered the cream to the base with foam tape. Easy Peasy!

Now... go check out the rest of the Pit Crew's creations... I have seen most of them and they are great!! :)

Emily Branch
Kimberly Crawford
Emily Leiphart
Becky Oehlers
Savannah O'Gwynn
AJ Otto
Julia Stainton
Latisha Yoast

Thanks for visiting!

Peace and Love!

Happy Birthday Son!

Today our little man is 5 years old! God blessed us with such a special little boy and we are so thankful to be his parents!

Happy Birthday Carver!!

We love you more than words can describe!! And we ALWAYS will! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Simple Stamping with Penny Black

Happy Friday!

Today I am sharing my other projects for Simple Stamping week on the Penny Black blog! I used Beep Beep on the bag and Love Assortment on the card.

Keeping it short and sweet today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tomorrow is my little man's 5th birthday! It is hard to believe I have been his mommy for 5 years! I am so very blessed!! He is an amazing little boy!

Peace and Love!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Jan 12- Jan 25

Happy Thursday!

Today kicks off a brand new SPARKS challenge!! That means another great opportunity to add to your collection of Paper Smooches stamps! If you don't already own some Paper Smooches stamps... you can still play along by using one of the free digi stamps found here.

Check out the inspiration photo... so many things going on in this photo to draw inspiration from...

This is my interpretation of the photo....

I used the new Vogue Abode set and the Alphadot set!

Make sure to check out the SPARKS blog for details and prizes... not to mention the other DT projects. We can't wait to see what you will make!!

Peace and Love! :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Simple Stamping with Penny Black

Happy Wednesday!

This week is Simple Stamping week on the Penny Black blog. Today is my day to share a couple of Valentine projects with the new Valentine collection of stamps. On my card... I used .... In The Air. I used Hearts All Over and Beep Beep on the tag!

I will be sharing two more projects on Friday!

Tomorrow starts a new Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. That means... today is the last day to participate in the current one.

Also... don't forget about the St. Judes Card Drive that is going on! Check out the details and the prize page! :)

Thanks for visiting!

Peace and Love! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romans 15:13

 Stamps - Little Bitty Bird by Papertrey, Inspired Verse by Stampendous
Paper - Kraft and White by Papertrey
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko, Reflection Blue by Superior
Other - SU Dimensionals, Copic Markers

Happy Tuesday!

Todays card is another one that I made for a Paper Crafts call. I still have several of those in my 'to post' folder! Even though I wish every card I made got picked up for the magazine... it is nice to have some cards to post when I am not feeling very crafty! I have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things since the holidays are over. I think it has to do with my craft room! It is a MESS! I clean up each night that I craft but there are so many other things covering the floor... to do projects, a die cutting machine that I don't have room for anywhere yet (still in the box... booooo!), Carvers 5th birthday party decor, etc.... lots o' stuff! This room ends up being the place things go until I can find them a permanent home and/or have time to deal with it.

Carver turns 5 on Saturday and we are having his first 'friend party'... the kind that you invite kids and they bring presents. We are pretty big on C not having a big party every year. First of all... I don't know how parents afford it. We are having his party at a local bouncy house type place and WOW!! I can't imagine paying that every year. Not that he isn't worth it.... but it isn't necessary! We do something fun/different to celebrate his birthday every year. Last year he had his cousins come over to spend the night. That was a lot of fun. Anyway... I am starting to ramble.

My hubby turns 40 in the next couple of weeks too and I think we will be having some people over for that. My point is... after the two birthdays have come and gone.... it is time to redo my craft room. I am excited! My parents and in-laws gave me some money and gift cards for Christmas that will help to get the job done. I don't like the thought of taking time off from crafting to do it but... I know I will be glad once it is done!

Okay... well... I have rambled on for too long now! :) I get chatty at 1:45 am!

Peace and Love!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dedication + Modivation = Success

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Today I am showing a card that I made for a Paper Crafts call! Even though it didn't get picked up... I love this card. It reminds me of my nephew, Rex, because he is learning karate and apparently is pretty good at it. I am excited to give him this card the next time I know he has earned a new belt! The little boy even looks like my nephew! :)

The image I used is from this set and the sentiment is from this set! Both sets are from My Creative Time... which I LOVE!

Okay... well... that is all from me today! Thanks for visiting!

Peace and Love! :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

This Much

It seems like I have been waiting forever for this day... my first post with Avocado Arts!! Over the last few months I have gotten to know a lot more about the owners of this company and the rest of the Pit Crew. As soon as the new girls were introduced... we were instantly welcomed with open arms into a wonderful, supportive and crazy (in a good way) family! :) I am beyond thrilled to be designing for such a wonderful company.

Today the newbies are showing off the January Kit called Sweet Treat Sweetie!

If you are not familiar with Avocado Arts, you can click here to read about the company! You can also click here to find out how to join the club and start receiving your monthly kits! You will not be disappointed!

My card for today is totally CAS... I know... shocker, right? :) So super easy... make your base, stamp, round some corners and you are done!! :)

Make sure to check out the rest of the newbies today and leave them some love! They are a great group of talented ladies! I heart them!!

Peace and Love! :)

Tee-Riffic Dad

 Stamps - My Guy by Paper Smooches
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Other - SU Corner Rounder, Copic Markers

Happy Friday!

I am sharing a card that I made for a Paper Crafts call a little while back! I will be back tomorrow with my first post for Avocado Arts!! Yipee!!

I hope you have a great day!!

Peace and Love! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

This Calls For A Toast

 Stamps - Wake Up by Paper Smooches
Paper - Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream and Soft Stone by Papertrey
Ink - Onyx Black by Tsukineko, Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Copic Markers, Glossy Accents by Ranger, SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals

Happy Thursday!

Today I thought I would share a card and also let you know/remind you about some cool things going on 'out there'.

1. Winter Sims has started accepting cards for her Valentines Card Drive. The cards she receives will be going to a few wonderful Children's Hospitals... one of those right here in Nashville. Please consider making cards for this wonderful cause. Not only will you bring a little joy to a sick child but... there are also prizes to be had for sending in cards.

2. Penny Black has been sharing cards based on the spot coloring technique this week... make sure to check those out at the PB blog.

3. Avocado Arts is sharing projects from a stamp club member today on the AA Blog... great projects to be seen!

4. Paper Smooches SPARKS has a challenge going on that ends on Jan 11th! Make sure to check it out on the SPARKS blog. We would love to see you play along!

5. Thank you all for the sweet comments about my new blog look... I am so excited... I still can't quit looking at it. :) You guys are great and always so encouraging and sweet... Thank you for that!!

I guess that is all from me! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Peace and Love! :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Front Porch Clean Sweep

Okay... so I don't have a lot of time to post at the moment but I just couldn't wait any longer to 'show off' my new blog look! I LOVE IT!! I have a lot of housekeeping things I want to touch on and I have several cards to post... just not time to do all of that linking and such. Maybe later tonight. Anywho... again... I was just busting at the seams to say "LOOK AT MY NEW BLOG"! :) I found my hero on Etsy... here is a link to her site HERE. Just in case you wanted a clean sweep for the new year too! :)

I will be back later! 

Peace and Love!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bride and Groom Card

Happy 2012!!

I hope you had a wonderful New Years! We had a great time 'entertaining' some friends.... if you call eating and then everyone sitting on the couch for hours ... entertainment! :) We enjoyed it though! Hopefully they did too!

I have been so busy the last few weeks that I haven't had time to think about any kind of special post(s) for the New Year so I am just jumping right into the same ole same ole! I do have a blog redo on the horizon though so I am excited about that! :)

Today starts a week of spot coloring inspiration on the Penny Black blog. I used Bride and Groom on my card today! I love this stamp... perfect for spot coloring!

Thanks for visiting! :)

Peace and Love!