Friday, June 12, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

I had a super busy day yesterday rushing around doing errands & getting caught at Sam's during a horrible thunderstorm. Summer is officially here in Atlanta. Hot & Humid.

I did take some me time while I was out to hit the thrift store I like -- looking for scrapbook storage & whatever "junk" as my hubby calls it strikes my fancy... I got quite a few items & will be spray painting some that were too beat up before putting them in my room.

My "treasure" as I call it is a shelf that I think will work a lot like the Unity Stamp hanging shelf. Sure theirs is a lot nicer but still not bad for $1.71 at the Goodwill store. It has wine logo on the side so I'm not sure what it was originally used for but I'm excited to use it for hanging my wooden Unity Stamps.

I was bummed not to spend a lot of the day chatting in the Splitcoast forum. That is super fun every Thursday. Nothing like a chance to win prizes throughout the day to keep my butt firmly planted in front of the computer..... lol

Here's a card I made yesterday.... Got my dad's card made thanks to all the inspiration on the blog hop yesterday. Unity designers are amazing. (I know I said all my Hip Hop cards are going to Cards For Heroes so I'll just have to make 3 this weekend to make up for it)


Supplies: Cardstock (Paper Resources); Paper (My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio, Graphics 45 & Imaginence) Ribbon (Olfray); Punch (Fiskars); Stamps (Unity KOTM May 09, Unity KOTM April 09, & Unity Alpha G Just My Type)

Unity released a new stamp set perfect for the summer called Sweet Summer Time (retro bbq theme) .... They will be hosting a challenge with this stamp set that your creations could be used in the Unity booth at CHA summer next month. More details will follow so you should buy your set right now to be ready (free stamp included with purchase this weekend). What a great opportunity - that's better than being published!


Well I'm off to a doctor appointment & then stopping at the farmer's market. My hubby loves potatoes & we go thru a lot of them so I buy a 50 lb bag of red ones for less than $15 (believe it or not it doesn't last long in our house). They also have some of the sweetest corn around & the only place to get good squash & okra. I have to cook southern stuff for my southern guy. To him a great meal is: beans (pinto beans), potatoes (fried in skillet), tall glass of fresh brewed sweet tea & cornbread (baked in a cast iron skillet). I'm more of a healthy eater & don't like so much fried foods so that usually means 2 meals cooked... oh well if it keeps him happy (but not healthy). The farmers market has the most amazing apple turnovers that are layers of puffed pastry.... That's my weakness & worth the extra calories right there.

SALE AT EVERYTHING SCRAPP'N - 35% OFF EVERYTHING COUPON CODE (FATHER)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend & enjoy the inspiration on the rest of the blog hop..... If you want to start at the beginning head on over to the Unity Blog.

20 comments:

Katy said...

great rack, you scored! love the card!!

Robynccgirl said...

Great find! Cute card! Have a great weekend!

whoistracy said...

Suz, what a great find at the thrift store! That will be PERFECT for your stamps. Hope you'll post a photo when it's up.

Carly said...

What a great dad's card! Love the kraft!

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!!! tfs!!

Jingle said...

Your card is so cute1 Great find, too!

BonnieRose said...

great rack! LOL LOL hehehe
great card too Suz... and ur right that bbq set is so cute.. not sure if i shud bite the bullet and buy it yet or not... love your card.. u did awesome!

Pamela said...

Great card! Great find too!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Nice simple design!

TraceyT said...

LOVE that storage rack. Sweet card!

Jen said...

Hey Suz, that sure is a great buy (the rack)...you'll have to take a pic when it's done and show us all. Wonderful kraft card...perfect for father's day!

Shemaine said...

You scored on that rack, YaY for you. Cute card too!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I wouldn't have thought to use the house for a masculine card. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kelly Landers said...

Wonderful masculine card using such a cute image!! Wonderful job!

BloomingPink said...

Great Father's Day card.

I can't believe you eat that many potatoes! At our house, we consume a 5 lb a month - if we eat "alot".

I think your rack was a CD storage unit. It looks like one we have around here somewhere.

And what a great idea to do with it too!

rebecca said...

Great card, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Dawn K. said...

love this monochromatic card

missy said...

stopping by from SITS.
your designs are great!!!!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the compliment on my blog! Yours is great too and I'll be following you now! Congrats on your great find at the thrift shop. I love it when I find a great deal like that. I hope you'll share photos when you start using it to store your stamps. I'd love to see how it works.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love that rack you scored at the thrift store! It will be perfect for your Unity! I love the soft tones of your card, too! Hope you are having a great week! :)