31 May 2011

Growing in Unity - Day 2

Welcome back!!  Today I'll be sharing 2 projects with you!

Sometimes simplicity says it all.  This card was quick and easy to create, but says it all!  For this card I used the Jillibean Soup - Dutch Mustard Soup stamp set!  This set is definitely one of my "go-to" sets and rarely leaves my scrapbook desk.

Supplies: Unity Stamp Co: Dutch Mustard Soup; Lily Bee Designs: Happily Lost, Stationary; Lace, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Twine

My second project features my boyfriend of 7+ years Matt and myself.  This picture was taken in 2004 when our relationship was just beginning.  I used a 4x6 frame that I purchase from Target.  I decorated the photo prior to putting it in the frame.  I used the awesome City of Love Unity tamp set.

Supplies: Unity Stamp Co: City of Love, I Adore You; Teresa Collins: Posh; Lily Bee Designs: ABC Stickers

When Matt and I started dating he lived in New York City and I lived in Fargo.  These stamp set work so well together and were PERFECT for this photo!

Don't FORGET!  Leave a comment on one or all my blog posts for a chance to win a Unity Stamp set of your own this week!  And remember to check out the Unity Stamp Co. blog for even MORE inspiration using their wonderful stamps!

30 May 2011

Growing In Unity - Day 1

I'm so excited to share projects with you this week using the FABULOUS Unity stamps! Unity Stamp Co. stamps have amazing designs and the quality of the stamps and the images they produce are stellar!

To start off the week I want to share a card I created using the Cosmo Cricket Set - Material Girl!  Isn't this set adorable?

The card I created would be perfect for a young girl as a birthday card!  I stamped the images of the 2 girls onto cream cardstock and placed them in a pocket.  The card receiver can color these images they way they please.


Inside the card, I used temporary adhesive and stamped the dress images on various colors of pattern paper from BasicGrey.  They can easy be peeled off and added to the 2 paper doll girls!

Supplies: Unity Stamp Co. (Material Girl, KOTM: January 2011, KOTM: April 2011), BasicGrey: Hello Luscious, American Crafts: Vanilla Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket: Tiny Type Pink, Kraft Paper, Buttons, Twinery Twine

Thank you Unity Stamp Co. for giving me the opportunity this week to share my projects using your amazing stamps!  I appreciate it.  

Also, comment on one or ALL my Growing in Unity posts this week for your chance to win a Unity Stamp Co. set for yourself!!  I will pick one lucky winner at the end of the week!

29 May 2011

Coming this week

I've been kind of bad at updating my blog!  Well I'll definitely make up for it this week and in June!  I'll get to that in a second...

First, do you like the NEW blog look??  It reflects the colors in my craft room!  I'm digging it.  Very clean, right?

Alright!  Starting tomorrow (Monday, May 30th)... I'm the  Growing in Unity gal for the week!  Each week Unity Stamp Co. has a different Unity lover showcase projects using their stamps!  Well I'm the gal this week (May 30th - June 3rd).  I'm so excited to show you a variety of projects using their amazing stamps!!  So make sure you stop by EVERY day this week and comment on my posts for a chance to win your very own set of Unity stamps!!

Starting June 3rd and every Friday during the month of June, I'll be posting the Inspiration Friday posts on the MemoryWorks blog.  I'll be showing projects, tutorials and my space! So make sure you stop by there every Friday this month for some inspiration!

I also want to share some photos of my family!  These pictures are from when I was visiting the fam in the cities last weekend.  My parents were in town visiting the newest addition to the family...so I thought I'd go down to see them.

Lucas drinking his "Spicy Hot Chocolate" (AKA - Chai tea)
 Grammie (my mom) and Lucas playing in his bedroom.
 Auntie (me) and Lucas playing in the living room.  He's doing a GREAT job pushing his Auntie isn't he?
 Lucas being a tunnel...I'm not sure if I'll fit!
 Grandpa (my dad) with baby Colin.
 Grandpa and his 2 boys...  My dad LOVES these kids beyond words!
 Grammie holding Colin - isn't he TINY??
 And with tornado weather outside, we retreated to the lowest basement, where my brother keeps his musical instruments.  We took turns playing the drums... here is Lucas!  He actually does really well for a 2 year old.
There you have it!  Stop by this week for some Unity inspiration and a chance to win a set for yourself.

19 May 2011

Birthday Calendar

I'm not sure if I've ever shared my Birthday Calendar project here on my blog.  I created this project for a make & take on the MW Studio.  I used the Simple Stories - Life Documented paper line.

Growing up, I was awesome at remembering peoples birthdays, sending cards or little gifts.  But in the past few years... just HORRIBLE.  I don't know if it's technology...because it's constantly reminding us when things are, like Birthdays.  Which then in turn I feel like I don't have to remember (bad, I know).  Well i created this birthday calendar so I could remember on my own.  One peek at the monthly list and I'm good to go!








Those people who are special to me, I put photos in between calendar pages and on the back side of the photo I put a 4x6 month journal card (comes in the Life Documented kit) and I can jot down what I gave that person.

It was a fun and quick project! And will be a great way for me to keep track of those important dates!

16 May 2011

i won I won

There is so much I WISH I could share with you...but I can't till next month!  Design Team projects.

But I can share what I received from Craft Critique!  This site gives reviews of various scrapbooking & crafting products in the industry!  They also do lots of great give-aways.  And guess what!?  I was the lucky winner of one.  I won a WRMK Sew Easy!  And accessories and some paper!

Literally when I was opening my box I kept gasping and saying "Are you kidding me?" "REALLY?" "OH my GOSH!"

Here is the loot!

See - ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!  Wow still blown away by how much I received!!! THANK YOU CRAFT CRITIQUE & WRMK!!!

12 May 2011

Ice Cream COZIES

FINALLY!  I have made a few ice cream cozies to put in my Etsy Shop!  Icecream cozies fit around Pint Sized ice cream containers.  They will keep your fingers from freezing, while you enjoy your sweet treat! 

Pink Sherbert

Chocolate Raspberry
(The phrase on this one was inspired by my 2 year old nephew)


Red Velvet


Custom Order
I can also create custom orders with names, phrases, etc.
I made this one for my nephew as an example.

So there you have it!  I have also created these as gifts and give aways!  Head to my Etsy Shop to purchase one for yourself or as a gift!  Perfect for you child's teacher end of the year gift!  Or for a gift for a High School Grad!


LaceyBug Creations on Etsy!

07 May 2011

The newest addition to the family came on Friday!  My 2nd Nephew (name TBD) was born.  He is 5 lbs 4 oz and 19" long.  He is just a little peanut!  I was able to go to the hospital yesterday to visit, since we are down in the cities.  I was there when Big Brother Lucas came too.  It was cute to see him with his new little brother!

Congrats to my Sister in law & Brother!  I love you all so much!
Meet the little turtle... so far this is what they call him.  I'm already in love!

03 May 2011

Ice Cream Cozies

In case you missed it the other day... I'm now creating ICE CREAM COZIES!!! These will be available for purchase in my Etsy shop soon!  So what do you think?  These sweet little cozies will fit around the pint sized ice cream containers!  How adorable is that. Not only do they look cute, they keep your hands from freezing off ;) 


This is the FIRST completed one I've made!  They will be sold with various words on them.  I will also make customized ones (peoples name, nickname, or word that is not in my shop).  I will be selling them for $12.50 in my Etsy shop!

The words are hand stitched by me on muslin or broadcloth (yet to test this fabric). And the cozy is knitted by me.  They fit around pint sized ice cream containers.

02 May 2011

Robot Cake

My nephew recently turned 2 years old (yikes!) and for his birthday we made Cake Pops. Weeks leading up to his birthday with family, he kept telling his mom & dad how he wanted to make robot cake. Well my sister in law would always say - When Auntie Lacey get's here we'll make Robot Cake. He would walk around the house calling out "Auntie Lacey!". The moment I walked in the house that weekend, he pulled me to the kitchen and was ready to make Robot Cake.

I created this layout with some of the Robot Cake Photos.
Supplies: American Crafts Cardstock, Fancy Pants: To the Moon (6x6 Paper pad, Rub-ons, Embellishments & Journal Cards), various letter stickers, Fiskars: Scallop Sentiment Punch.

And here are a few more photos from the Robot Cake experience.  they were REALLY sweet.  But the Birthday Boy enjoyed them!
 Grandpa with the Birthday Boy
 Yum yum