What I've been up to!

I have been busy busy!

If you aren't a follower of my fb page, you have NO idea how busy I have been!

You can find my Facebook paper here:

AND, if you aren't on fb, you don't have to worry about that, you can still look at that page and see all the goodies I've been posting!

Here are just a few:


Christmas Ornaments:

Baby's First Christmas!

Monogram Frames:

Thanks for checking out what has been keeping me so busy lately!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Summer Memories Box Card

I so love these cards. They are so simple for me to put together...
Now that I know what I am doing!

Isn't this card great?!

I love the chevron pattern paper!

It's so easy to make something with all the colors matching
when you start with a kit like this,
that has Papers & Elements.

To make the flowers, I used my Silhouette to print & cut the flower images from the new Collaboration Kit from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs and MKC called

Click the Name above to see the entire kit!

Thanks for stopping by,


I am back to tell you who is the winner of
Unity Stamp Co!

And the winner is:
Blogger Kim Rippere said...
You love this layout for a reason. It is awesome!
So Kim, 
Now head over to Unity Stamp Company,
and check out all the
and pick TWO.

Email your selection to Kelli Haglund ( kelli@unitystampco.com )
and tell her your address and that you are the 
GIU Comment Winner
week of 9/1-9/5.

Thank you for all who came and commented this week.
You are ALL awesome!


It is my last day of 
Growing In Unity.
Day FIVE!!!!

I had a blast showing off some Unity!
I hope you enjoyed check it out too!

I have one last project to share with you:

Isn't it cool?
I saw on Pinterest this little homemade background. 

It didn't turn out exactly like their picture, 
but still looks pretty good!

Stamps - 

I designed the little gear myself (black layer behind sentiment). 
I cut it out with my die cut machine.

And something else I have been working on: 

Hair Barrettes!

I love yellow Hair Barrettes!
I may have a few of these left in my online store 

Reclaimed Wood Flag.
13 Stars!

Reclaimed Flag.
Love these!
The wood grain shows through and looks so rustic!

Shabby Flower Headbands.
These too may also be in my online store!

You can also keep up to date on my creations on my Facebook Group

And so concludes my WEEK of
Growing In Unity!
Thank you all for the very kind words.

Leave one more comment for your chance at the free stamps!

Please come back tomorrow (or Sunday) to see who

Busy Busy Me, Day FOUR

Thanks for coming back for day FOUR 
of my 
Growing in Unity.

Don't forget, everyone who leaves me a comment on my GIU posts, has a chance to win TWO Itty Bitty's of their choice!

Here is today's project - 

I so love to put these together.
They always look so awesome!

I used a stamp set for the front sentiment called

For the flower elements and digital papers I used two digital kits from 
Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs 
(I did change the color of the paper to match before printing it out)

And I just FINALLY put the pictures from our family vacation on the computer. 
We went to Sea World San Antonio a couple of weeks ago.
Wanted to share JUST a FEW!

We stopped near I-10 at a park to let the kids play and run around.
We had already been in the car for WAY too many hours!

Our Selfie.

All the kids in front of the opening gates.
It was the 50th anniversary celebration at Sea World.

We went and watched the Sea Lion show.
This show is so stinking awesome!

The youngest (my nephew) didn't like Franklin.
He screamed when he got close!
So we didn't get a good picture with all four kids!

My baby in front of the Dolphins. 
They wouldn't cooperate and be in the picture!

All the kids in front of the shark tank!

Kids riding with the kids while they went horse racing!

My brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and their two little ones.
I downloaded the Sea World app so we would have a map and other information about the park.
One of the features was the ability to take a picture in the Sea World frame!

Journey to Atlantis!
Everyone but the littlest got to ride this bad boy.
My youngest was so excited. As soon as he got to the bottom he said

Our very hot picture in the late afternoon, just before watching 

We even got to see the 
show with Shamu!

Thanks for looking.
Remember, you were here for UNITY! lol
Leave me a comment for your chance to win 

Busy Busy Me Day THREE!

What day is it?


And day THREE of Me and 
Growing In Unity!

Make sure to leave me a comment on each GIU post.
ONE lucky person will win TWO Itty Bitty Stamps!
-one comment per GIU post please-

Are you ready for day three?

Here it is!

I was pretty excited about how this card turned out.
I had a friend ask me to make a wedding card. 

She wanted to incorporate the two love birds home towns!
One was from Denver, the other from Wisconsin (can't remember the town!)
I google mapped directions and used the map at the top of the card.

Stamps - 

Other Stuff Used - 
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Recollections Paper
Georgia Pacific Paper
Embassy Paper
Paper Studio Paper

MAKE SURE to leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty Stamps!

And, since I have your attention, here are some other things I have going on!

Water Bottles!
These are becoming very popular in my area. 
I have had orders for 10 in the last week!

I also wanted to show you stuff from my Brother's Wedding that me and the family went to over the weekend!

The Gift: 

The Card:

Yes, I love this layout a lot!
I used part of the wedding invitation to make their congrats card!

The Family: 
The Whole Carpenter Clan in attendance.

"The Beautiful Bride"
with her Groom!

My Brother Nathan
"the Groom"

Travis, Nathan, Me

Chris, Me, the Kids!

Don't forget to leave me a comment on each GIU post for a chance to win TWO Itty Bitty Stamps from Unity!

Busy Busy Me Day TWO!

Welcome back to my week of 

This week is all about me!

ONE lucky person who leaves me a comment will win
TWO Itty Bitty Stamps.
- please, one comment per GIU post - 

I am here to show you what I have made for day TWO.

I have seen so many fabulous projects made with watercolors,
so wanted to give it a try.

I am SOOOO not a painter. 
Yes I paint,
but am a novice at best!

But, even with that, and using my kids' watercolors,
I'm still pretty happy with this card!

Stamps - Naturally You

Other stuff used - 
Papertrey Ink paper
Watercolor Paper
Recollections Paper
Moment Ink

And some more of that OTHER stuff I have been working on - 

I made these for a nice local woman for her Christmas presents!

These are reclaimed pallet wood. 
I take down the pallet 
(takes me FOREVER to get them baby's apart!)
Sand the wood.
Cut to size and put together.
Stain, sand again, spray with clear paint.
Use my Texas stencil to paint, clear coat again.
Put the vinyl wording on....

But they turn out awesome!

AND, don't forget to leave me a comment for 
One lucky person will win TWO Itty Bitty Stamps!