How 'bout some Unity love?

I've posted before about my new found love for Unity Stamp Company but I just need to say it again ... I LOVE these stamps! They are just so adorable and fun to work with. And if you haven't checked them out yet now is the perfect time because they are having a killer sale now thru Friday morning for the Thanksgiving holiday. So I wanted to share a few things I created with my November Kit of the Month from Unity (yes! they have KOM - talk about HAPPY mail!). This little deer stamp just called my name and I had to put her to good use as soon as I saw her. And with Christmas right around the corner there's nothing like a little red rhinestone on her sweet little nose to transfrom her into everyone's favorite reindeer Rudolph!

Doesn't it look like her little nose is GLOWING? hee hee!

And here's a gift card holder tag that I created with the same basic design as the card.

If you do decide to give Unity a try with these fantastic deals they are running a little "refer a friend" deal right now. All you have to do is send an email to with my name (Lynn Ghahary) as the subject. In the body of your email include your order number and the word BEAUTY, BLOSSOM, or SHINE and you and I will each get a free stamp (yours will be included in your order)! How cool is that!

And above all I want to just say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am truly blessed and thankful for all of the wonderful family and friends that surround me. :)

Got Sketch?

Just wanted to share a new layout I did for Sketch 71 on Valerie's Got Sketch? blog. This was a really fun sketch to work with and I was excited to scrap these pictures I took of the boys playing in the leaves not too long ago. Of course our weather lately has been so cold it seems like ages since we've been able to get outside and play. I am soooo not a cold weather person ..... brrrrr!

I love this little leaf embellishment that I made. I cut some corduroy into a circle and then stitched a pre-punched felt leaf to the circle for some really nice texture and contrast. So fun!

WOW! A whole week gone by ...

... and I haven't posted. Geesh! It's amazing how time just seems to disappear into thin air around here. And I really don't have that much time right now as I should be finishing up laundry and getting my scrappy space all cleaned up for my two gal pals to come over tonight (woo hoo! SO excited to scrap with Corey and Kristen). I did just want to post a few cards I had made last week. I have actually been waiting to take pictures of these until the weather around here cleared up so I had some nice natural light to shoot in. Of course it's been raining and overcast nearly every day this week so I just took the pics and tried to lighten them up a bit post-process. You get the idea though. I decided that I should try to make a card or two after I finish a layout since I've already got all the coordinating supplies right out there on the table. Took to this idea after reading this is what my blog buddy Laura Vegas does. So these two cards were made after I made my "birthday hero" layout I posted below.


That's all I have to say! It's been a LONG week with the boys off school 3 out of 5 days this week. And for some reason Brandon is throwing quite the attitude around this week. So much so that even his preschool teacher said something to me yesterday since usually he is such an angel at school and reserves all that sassy goodness for home. Ah well, let's just hope it's a good weekend.

Now on to a fun layout to share that I just finished. Love these pics of Darian on the day of his fourth birthday party. That boy is so Superman obsessed it's not even funny! And even though he had a Superman themed party for his third birthday he wanted the same exact thing for his fourth. So even though his party was kinda like deja vu all that really matters is that he was happy right?

nature boy

I'm so excited to be able to finally share this layout I created as a contributor for Got Sketch? These are pics of my cutie-pie Brandon from last fall - I can't believe how much he has changed since then. Where has my baby with the chubby cheeks gone? *sniff sniff* I finally got to dig into my Cosmo Cricket Mr.Campy papers - I LOVE the colors and patterns on these papers and they were the perfect fit for these photos. We're having another challenge on the Got Sketch? blog so make sure you visit and play along. All you have to do is upload your creation using our latest sketch to the Got Sketch? blog gallery by Sunday, November 16th at 10pm EST and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a prize. Easy peasy right?

Got Sketch Express! Peek Sketch 5

This week's sketch is from Valerie. She scrapped her kids Halloween photos from this past Friday and it is such a fun and festive layout. Check out the sneak peek below! You can still sign up for Got Sketch Express! at any time and have access to all of our past sketches as well as see our new sketches as they are revealed. For more information click here.

Also please join us for a chat session this Thursday, November 6th at 9pm EST. Janna and Valerie will be there to answer all of your scrapbooking questions. Hope to see you there!

Halloween Pictures!

So these are a few days late, I know. But I just had to post these pics of my two little superheros right before we headed out to go trick or treating on Halloween. They had so much fun and were really into the whole spirit of things this year although Brandon is a bit of a scaredy cat and didn't like any of those Halloween decorations that moved or made noise ... which is basically all of them! LOL

Darian as Batman striking his superhero pose! He loved that mask on his face and didn't want to take it off even when it got really dark out and he kept tripping over stuff. Finally he took a pretty big spill on a set of steps and cut his nose and I insisted that Batman go maskless or we'd have to head back home. He chose no mask. LOL

Brandon as Spiderman throwing his webs. He couldn't quite get the spidey hand movements the right way so it just looks like he's throwing a "thumbs up" at everyone.

My two superheros! I seriously am the luckiest mommy in the world knowing I've got these two amazing little boys on my side. :)

And finally what would a post be without a layout. Here's one I did recently of an OLD pic of Darian from Halloween 2005. What a cutie! I can't believe how much he's changed in just 3 years. *sigh* We hope you had a great Halloween - we sure did!