30 April 2011

EIC #137 {Imagine Studio}

Hello, friends:}

Thanks to all who played along with our last EIC challenge--so many fabulous creations shared! LOVE seeing how everyone gets inspired!!!

This week the EtsyInspired DT is sending you over to Imagine Studio to get inspired! This Etsy store has so many fabulous prints--bold, modern, and beautiful! 
The sponsor this week is EAD Designs! WOW! I love EAD! They have so many stickers and vinyl creaitons--LOVE LOVE LOVE them! The EIC DT was lucky enough to get some of these stickers to play with. THANKSEAD!!! 

So for my first creation, I was inspired by the bold pink and purples of this photo. I knew that my Stuck On You stickers from EAD would be the perfect match! I made a simple CAS and mini card! I love how the front has a double panel with the jam and peanut! And the inside--a matching sticker! PERFECT:}
Mini card:: 2" x 3 1/2"

I was also inspired by these images.
So I made this woodland themed card with my Woodland Friends EAD stickers. I also used my Unity Love Beyond Measure {ticket} and the Ippity Love in Return {circle} and Sweet Thoughts of Spring {sentiment} stamp sets. I love that Cosmo Cricket paper {Joy Ride}! PERFECT!! I love how this turned out!!! 
That's it for this post! But wait--the EIC DT have created some AMAZING creations for you to check out! Head over to their blogs now:) 

Kimme Leach {April Guest DT}
And don't forget to head over to the EtsyInspired blog for more deets! Link up your creations by Friday, May 6th at noon to be eligible for the two prizes!! EAD is giving away a $25 gift certificate, and Imagine Studio has offered up a free photo! LOVE it:}

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}


ps... today is my brother, Carrel's, birthday! Please leave him some birthday wishes and love!! He is a great guy!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAYCarrel!!!!!

29 April 2011

FWF using ATU sketch!!

Hello, friends:}

Today is FWF over on the Unity blog!! Make sure you stop by HERE and blog hop on all the participants' blogs!! You could win some free Unity stamps! And speaking of--check out the fabulous Unity sales going on over at the Unity store!! I am hoping to make an order this weekend! 
My card this week was created using the All Things Unity #29 challenge sketch. I love the way this card turned out--so adorable with these pinks, corals, and yellows! LOOOOVE! I also love that I made the brad using my i*top {Imaginisce}. The small heart is from Unity's Love Bug. I used Unity's Love Grows for some of the sentiments. I also used Unity's  [oldie but a goodie] Sept. 2009 KOTM set [Go Ahead and Wish] for the heart and part of the sentiment. I stamped the heart on the back of the patterned paper and cut it out--I thought that would be the easiest way to make the cut-out. LOVE! And speaking of love--I gave this to our friends for their anniversary! Happy Anniversary, Jim and Jen!!!!
That's it for me! Don't forget to stop by the Unity blog! And please stop by the All Things Unity site to play along with our challenge! It ends on Saturday night at 11:59pm EST! And then on Sunday--brand new challenge! You are going to LOVE it!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE sharing with you!! Love visiting with you!! Blessings;}Photobucket

28 April 2011

PDCC #79

Hello, friends:}
Today is a great day--it's the start of a brand new color story challenge over at  The Play Date Cafe. What a fun color combo this week! But before I share my creation and color theme....we have a fabulous sponsor this week: Hero Arts! WOW! I love Hero Arts stamps!! Their images are so fun--so many sets to pick from! Hero Arts send each of the PDCC DT a  stamp set to play with for our projects {THANKSHero Arts!}. I received Have A Donut. LOVE it--so cute and can be used for almost ANYTHING!!
This week's colors are red, yellow/lime green, and gray. I love that green--it's almost like the color "puke green". LOOOOOOOOOVE anything green {even if it's called "puke" green!}. I was super excited to use my stamp set from Hero Arts because I had a great idea for the Paper Crafts Christmas call! I wanted to make a coffee bean bag/wrap with a gift card holder. I was a bit late making this, so I didn't get to submit it--but the good news is that I get to share it with YOU! I love that "coffee bean" bag! SOOOOO cute! And I love the gift card holder--it's perfect for dad on Christmas! Or....even Father's day!
That's it for me--but you will want to jump on over to all these other amazing PDCC DT members' blogs! Our special Guest designer this week is Kelly RasmussenSo happy to have her on our team this week:} 

Colleen Dietrich {New Private Blend Designer}
Kelly Rasmussen {Guest Designer}

Be sure to head over to The Play Date Cafe for ALL the details--remember to link up your creation before Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:59pm. And don't forget to stop by our sponsor's site:: Hero Arts. There is a great prize offered up this week: $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts! All the information for this challenge is HERE over on the PDCC blog. Hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE LOVE LOVE my PDCC challenges! LOVE the team soooooo much:} And I love our players--we have the BESTEST players! Be blessed.


26 April 2011


Hello, friends:}

I'm not feeling well--throat hurts and it's been a busy week and a I apologize for not posting this earlier!!

I have the winners for my Growing in Unity week! I am overwhelmed by the response I received from all of you! THANK YOU so much for being such great friends! Your comments made me smile, and I was so blessed by your support!! 

Here are the stats::: Growing in Unity  2011

  • I made 18 projects/cards. Not as many as last year--but these were more detailed (except for the CAS cards!!! LOL!).
  • I tried some new techniques:: emboss resist, projects (which I find very hard--I'm a CARD girl!!), and CAS creations.
  • I used 50 Unity and Ippity stamps for my creations.
  • I had 347 comments for the week! WOW! THANKS!!!
  • I have 22 new followers:} LOVE it!!
Overall--I would say that Growing in Unity was a success for me!! THANK YOU to all my friends and followers:) 

Ok--the winners!!! 
Winners #1 and 2 will receive a crafty packages from me. Please email me at sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com to claim your prize. Emails should be received by Friday, April  29

Congrats to----

Anne said...

Fun cards! I like the four rectangle card with the stitched fourth rectangle!

beadz said...

Really cute projects! Congrats on the latest publication :)
Winner #3 will need to email KELLI [] with "Growing In Unity-Savannah O'Gwynn's winner" in the subject line and stating that your comment won the Unity prize. 

Congrats to---

lynn said...

your cookies are so cute, savannah! and love the sentiment and your bunny on the adorable card! have fun with your giu week:)

Congrats to all! And I thank you all again {and again and again!!!} for lifting me up all last week! I am so thankful for all of you! THANKS for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with more creations!! Be blessed:}