Dec 31, 2010

row houses...

holy cow. can you believe it is the last day of 2010?? this has been a repeated question the past few months, but where the freak has this year gone? tomorrow is twenty-eleven. how did that happen?? when i was little, i thought that the year 2011 would never appear. and now it's less than 24 hours away. c.r.a.z.y. so it's new years eve. and friday. which means friends with flair. woot woot!! i made today's creation during a dreary, freezing, snowy day. all the while wishing i could see some cute birds visiting their little houses in the sunshine. fat chance of that for a while!!! oh well...a girl can dream. this set of atcs is for a swap sherri is hosting.  i used the cute birdhouse stamp from the feb 2010 kotm.  be sure and check out the rest of the fwf posts today, starting back at the unity blog.

row houses
stamps: unity
cardstock: pear pizazz, walnut cream, pebbles pp
ink: pear pizzaz, early espresso
other: prismacolor markers

here's to saying goodbye to this year and ringing in the next (even better with free stamps, eh?)!

Dec 27, 2010


it's h{ippity} hop time!  what's h{ippity} hop you ask?  just a friendly little blog hop where {ippity} stamps are used.  did you all survive the holiday weekend of festiveness?  hope so.  i had an amazing holiday.  i made this card thinking this is good advice for every day!!  it's kind of a card on a card.  not your typical card that opens.  it's a flat card base and the white center section lifts up with a place to write a message.  i was thinking a little outside the box on this one.  be sure to hop on through the rest of the creations, starting at the {ippity} blog

stamps: ippity
cardstock: early espresso, crumb cake, pear pizazz
ink: crumb cake, pear pizazz, always artichoke, walnut stain
embellishments:  su ribbon
other: corner chomper

remember if you need some of these fabulous {ippity} stamps and santa gave you a little christmas green, stop by my {ippity} blog and i can hook you up!!

Dec 25, 2010

merry christmas!!

is this what everyone looks like this morning after having a visit from santa?

have a merry merry christmas!!

merry merriness
stamps:elzybells, purple onion
cardstock: cherry cobbler
ink: cherry cobbler, onyx black
other: prismacolor markers, glitter pen

Dec 24, 2010

snow days...

it's here, it's here!  it's finally here!!  that's right...friends with flair!  oh and that tiny little thing called c.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s. E.V.E!!!  woot woot!!  i'm so happy to do fwf this week.  i made a cute cute card (well, i think so!) for someone just for the occasion.  and i used the december kotm, which i {heart} so much.  don't forget to check out the rest of the fwf hop this week starting here!

everyone have a safe and wonderful christmas eve!

snow days
stamps: unity
cardstock: buckaroo blue,  echo park pp
ink: buckaroo blue
embellishments:  glossy accents, platinum all purpose ink
other: corner chomper, northern flurries embossing folder

ps  be sure to pass along  to anyone who may need to get a last minute (very last minute!) gift for their favorite stamper that unity is having a big sale!

pps  guess what i have!!

Unity Flair!

ETA 12/25:

the winner!!
random number picked:
Blogger Judy Rozema said...

I see some FLAIR! LOVE your card with all the blues and that great texture! CUTE! Merry Christmas!
judy, please send your information: full name, address, and what you won to Jimmi at!

Dec 22, 2010

ho ho ho...

this is one of the dwindling christmas themed swaps i'm in. of course the theme here is santa. i love this little santa and his sleigh!

ho ho ho
stamps: smirk
cardstock: kiwi kiss, early espresso, echo park pp
ink: cherry cobbler, onyx black
other: sharpie markers

Dec 21, 2010

mistletoe, take 2...

another swap sherri is hosting.  this one is "under the mistletoe".  i had this idea a while ago and made this card out of it.  i loved it so much, i stole my own idea to make atcs!!  still cute!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, echo park pp
ink: pear pizzaz, early espresso, riding hood red
other: prismacolor markers

Dec 20, 2010

deck the halls...

that's what has been going on all over the world.  halls are being decked, presents are being wrapped.  i can't believe christmas is saturday!  ho ho ho!!  i had a flurry of crafting to get done before the big day (i've been a little slackish on getting my swaps out quickly!)  this is for sherri's "it's a wreath" atc swap. 

deck the halls

stamps: studio g
cardstock:  crumb cake, pear pizzaz
ink: rich razzleberry, early espresso
embellishments:  bakers twine, glossy accents,
other:  prismacolor markers

Dec 17, 2010


a few weeks ago, i posted some coasters that i made from tile. i sold a few to a friend from work. she was asking if i made any that were bigger, that could be used as a trivet (you know the things you put pots or hot dishes from the oven on to protect the counter/table). i hadn't thought about it, but told her i probably could. she wanted some to give as gifts and asked if i could make them with dogs on them. so...after borrowing a few dog stamps from chelsea and suzi, this is what i came up with. i made a total of 8, but these are my favorite ones.

(ps i love him...i've named him winston)

stamps: eat cake graphics, hambo stamps, inkadinkadoo, the angel company
ink: jet black & timber brown staz on
other:  stone tile, prismacolor markers

Dec 15, 2010


so yesterday, i got to spend the day with my cute mom.  we didn't make any crafty things of the card or stamping variety.  but we did make a whole lot of sweetness.  approximately 160 pieces of chocolaty caramely pretzely goodness.  first you get pretzel rods.  then you dunk them in caramel and them cool.  next they get a bath in white chocolate.  when that's cooled, fling some colored white chocolate on them to make them all festive.  i'm a firm believer that white chocolate is a waste of time...kinda like vanilla ice cream.  we've tried these with both white chocolate and milk chocolate and i have to admit the white chocolate are definitely better. 

Dec 14, 2010

in line...

did you know that mrs. clause is way under represented in the stamp world? chris is hosting a mrs. clause atc swap and i had the hardest time finding a stamp! there aren't many of them out there. luckily i found this one at bugaboo. i mean i know the big guy is very important and runs the show on christmas eve, but who do you think gets him ready for the big event??

in line
digi stamps: bugaboo
cardstock: early espresso, riding hood red, echo park digi pp
ink: cherry cobbler
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, glossy accents
tools: quikcutz dies, corner chomper (cloud), label punch
font:  snf little star skinny

Dec 13, 2010


it's that time of the week again.  time for another h{ippity} hop monday!  and can you belive it's now less that two weeks until christmas?  i thought i was prepared this year with my christmas cards, but i've been making more this weekend.  i swear i wouldn't think i know that many people that i send them to!  oh well.  feel free to visity the other h{ippity} hop peeps this week starting back on the {ippity} blog.  to all my friends in the midwest/east, sorry you are getting snow!  it was a balmy 50 degrees yesterday where i live.  loved it!   but i'm guessing we'll have more of the white stuff before next saturday.  happy day!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, early espresso, fancy pants pp
ink: broken china, weathered wood, walnut stain
embellishments: clear embossing powder, twine

Dec 11, 2010

what's this...

who doesn't love presents under the tree? that's the theme for the swap sherri is hosting...under the tree. and who says gift bags aren't an acceptable way to wrap something under the tree? :) i did a little paper piecing of the present.  luckily i'm about done with my christmas shopping (except for my husband, who needs nothing...and won't tell me what he wants!).  now just have to wrap it (or gift bag it...) and put it under the tree!!

what's this
digi stamps: bugaboo
cardstock: kiwi kiss, crystal wilkerson digital pp
ink: cherry cobbler
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Dec 10, 2010

relax froggie...

oh how i would love to just pull up a giant lily pad and float around in the pond (ok, pool) all day. would be so nice! but i can't. so i'll live with friends with flair! hope you all have a great friday and remember to check out all the fun projects from this week's fwf. and if it's cold where you live, imagine floating in a warm pool (or ocean) somewhere tropical!

relax froggie
stamps: unity
cardstock: pear pizazz
ink: bermuda bay, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers, felt
tools: mft cloud trio die-namics

Dec 9, 2010

best elf...

i'm in a swap with sherri.  the theme for the atcs is elves.  i saw this "be your best elf" stamp a while ago and knew i had to get it for this swap.  i'm like that.  most people won't join a swap unless they have already have something they can use.  i am about 50% of the time.  like i had the actual elf stamp.  but this one just needed to be here, too.

best elf
stamps: amuse, studio g
cardstock: kiwi kiss, jillibean soup pp
ink: cherry cobbler, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers, white gel pen

Dec 6, 2010

merry merry...

it's monday!!  and it's a short and sweet post about h{ippity} hop.  i got some new {ippity} goodness this week so i had to play.  i added a little sparkle to the snowflakes, too.  hop on through the blog hop starting at the {ippity} blog.  have a great monday!!

merry merry
stamps: ippity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, crumb cake
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso, soft sky, old olive, walnut stain
embellishments: glitter pen, baker's twine

Dec 3, 2010

gumdrop buttons...

another set of atcs for a swap robin is hosting. this swap is about christmas cookies. took me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to come up with this. i only finished it 8 days before it was due! i never (ok, rarely) wait that long. i just had no ideas! happy weekend!!  (ps i totally didn't have time for friends with flair week, for sure!!)

gumdrop buttons
stamps:  american crafts
cardstock: cherry cobbler, jillibean soup pp
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers
tools:  oval & oval scallop punch
font:  snf goody

Dec 2, 2010

think cocoa...

it has been freezing the past few days.  and there is nothing better on a cold day than a huge cup of cocoa.  ok, maybe a huge cup of cocoa with a little irish cream in it!!  this set of atcs has that cute penguin i love so much from bugaboo stamps.  it's for a swap that robin is hosting with a hot cocoa theme.  i paper pieced the cup with the cute echo park digi paper!

think cocoa
stamps:  stampendous
digi stamps:  bugaboo stamps
cardstock: night of navy, echo park digi pp
ink: night of navy
embellishments: prismacolor markers, silver glitter pen

Dec 1, 2010

gets better...

my friend, sherri, had an unfortunate run in with a speeding ticket last month. and it's not a simple fix. i found this stamp i forgot i had and knew i had to make a card for her. now that i know she's received it, i can post it here!

gets better
stamps: elzybells, studio g
cardstock: cherry cobbler, echo park digi pp
ink: cherry cobbler
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Nov 30, 2010


the past few years, i've hosted a swap at the stamp shack. the swap is a coaster calender. twelve people participate and each person chooses a month. when you get the swap back, you have a full calendar for the next year. this is my coaster for the 2011 calendar.  this has probably been my favorite.  everyone did such an awesome job.

stamps:  purple onion
cardstock: cherry cobbler, echo park pp
ink: baja breeze, early espresso, cherry cobbler, old olive, night of navy, soft sky
embellishments: prismacolor markers, hemp twine, tags, glitter pen
font:  snf goody

here is the finished project.  amazing!!

Nov 29, 2010


this weekend went by in the blink of an eye. it was a great weekend with a lot of just hanging out with my husband and a night out with some friends stamping. it's monday and that means a new week. and it means it's time for another h{ippity} hop! this week i used the kissmas & mistletoe set again. i love it!! used some echo park paper scraps that i had left over from a project i'll be posting soon. hop on through to the rest of the h{ippity} hop and have a great monday. if you are having weather like we are (remember that blizzard hype from last week?? well it should have been this weekend. it's snowed a ton today and just keeps going!) then be safe.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, early espresso, echo park pp
ink: baja breeze, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers, hemp twine, glossy accents

Nov 28, 2010

winner, winner!

thanks to all those who visit my blog and those that participated in my little contest. the winner of the echo park kit and unity stamp set was chosen by random draw (my lovely husband) and is #4:

Annonymous said...
I would love to win this prize pack. I have an adorable little 3 year old boy. I would love to make scrapbook pages from these products. I like unity stamps and echo park paper. All of your cards that you have made from your unity stamps have been very cute!! My email is Cindy.greenwell@... Thanks
11/25/10 7:03 AM
yipee!!  congrats, cindy!!

Nov 27, 2010


wow!  i didn't think i would hit 40000 so soon!!  so through tonight at midnight, you can still enter.  see this post for details!!

 blog readers, you rock!

penguin wishes...

working on more christmas cards!!  oh how i love mixing stamping media/techniques!  i printed  some echo park digi paper for my pattrned paper.  then i used a bugaboo digi stamp.  i just love this little penguin.  i think his name is popi.  adorable!

penguin wishes
stamps: unity
digi stamps:  bugaboo
cardstock: night of navy, echo park digi paper
ink: night of navy
embellishments: prismacolor markers

don't forget my little giveaway here.

Nov 26, 2010

black friday...

are you one of the crazed shoppers that loves black friday?  not me.  no way.  by the time you read this,  i'm probably happily at work. nowhere near any stores.  but friday does bring friends with flair!!  and this week i made a card using a couple of the unity kotm's-october and november.  i made this card for a friend who just had surgery and i just wanted a card that said hello.  so go check out the other fwf peeps starting at the unity blog. hope you all had a wonderful and safe thanksgiving holiday.

stamps: unity
cardstock: dusty durango, my mind's eye pp
ink:  daffodil delight, cherry cobbler, soft sky, early espresso, burnt umber
embellishments: prismacolor markers

ps don't forget my little giveaway here.

Nov 24, 2010


so what was hyped the "blizzard of 2010" was mostly a lot of hype.  which was probably not a bad thing because it got people home early and off the roads for the most part.  i guess it had the potential to be horrible, but turned out not so bad in some areas.  some bad wind and snow for a few hours and now it's just freezing cold!  so here are some more christmasy coasters to get you in the christmas spirit if it isn't freezing or snowing in your neck of the woods!

stamps: unity, stampin up
ink:  burnt umber; barn door, weathered wood distress ink;  midnight blue, forest green stazon
other:  marble tile, prismacolor markers

don't forget my little giveaway here.

Nov 23, 2010

something big is a'brewing...

so apparently i live in a cave. we are getting a huge storm today and they are throwing around the "blizzard" word. a huge one at that. been in the news for days. i found out last night from a friend on facebook who lives in kentucky!! a sign i really should watch the news more often. but that's not what the big thing is that i'm talking about.

when i started this blog, it was more for me just to throw stuff out there and was a place to post pictures of my crafts (which i'm embarrassed to think were good at the time...but i guess we all have to start somewhere!) and thoughts about life. therapeutic to a point, i guess (not deep stuff...just rambling). i never realized that i would one day see my little counter in the bottom corner nearing the 40,000 mark!! holy cow! so i though i would have a little celebration in honor of that milestone.

i was lucky enough to win not one, but two contests on facebook from two of my faves: echo park and unity. i've been feeling a little guilty about this for two reasons. 1} because i won two things. 2} because they were little boy themed prizes and i have no kids.  so i wanted to pif and have someone else who would be able to put it to better use have it.

so...i have no idea when i will hit the 40K mark, but once i do, i will be giving away a prize pack that consists of  the unity stamp set in the clouds and an echo park little boy collection that matches.  would you love it???

comment on this post and once the counter turns the magic number, i'll randomly draw a winner.

here are the rules:
  • one comment per person
  • must comment on how you will use the prize
  • leave your email so i can contact you if you win
  • check back occasionally for when the magic number is hit
easy peasy. 

and thanks for visiting!

Nov 22, 2010

peace (part 2)...

good morning!!  over the weekend it turned into winter.  it snowed probably at least 6 inches saturday night and over a foot in some areas.  so i'm happy to stay home and enjoy the h{ippity} hop today!!  the guys over at unity are hilarious and made a video demonstrating how to make some coasters.  i thought it would make a cute gift for people, so i headed to lowe's on saturday (a place i never thought about buying craft supplies!) and experimented.  i think it turned out pretty cute!  i have a few more, that i'll share tomorrow, but wanted to only show the one i made with {ippity} stamps for the hop.  check out the rest of the h{ippity} hop and have a good week..for most people it will be a short week!

stamps: ippity
ink:  burnt umber; barn door, weathered wood distress ink;  midnight blue stazon
other:  marble tile

Nov 20, 2010

chicks dig me...

taking a little break from holiday cards to post an atc.  this is for a swap that suzi is hosting with the theme of baby, baby.  i love this little guy from bugaboo stamps and once i saw him, i knew i had the perfect stamp to go with it!! 

chicks dig me
stamps: just johanna, stampin up
digi stamp:  bugaboo
cardstock: cotton candy
ink:  crumb cake, pacific point
embellishments: prismacolor markers
font:  db speak bubbles

Nov 19, 2010

winter comforts...

it's friday, it's friday!  woo hoo!!  i'm excited because today means i have the next 4 days off.  i'm not necessarily doing's just how my schedule worked out.  but it also means it's friends with flair!  i'm excited to show you these tags i made.  angela, over at unity, posted a christmas tag tutorial video.  i totally cased her idea and made my own.  i used stamps from the unity october kotm and from the {ippity} kit kissmas & mistletoe.  love it!  be sure and check out all the other cute things on the fwf blog hop and watch for the magical blinkie!!

winter comforts
stamps: unity, ippity
cardstock: crumb cake 
ink:  cherry cobbler, early espresso, whipped cream, walnut stain
embellishments: eyelets, stampin up ribbon

and check out this fun givaway from robert's (lss) for the cute mitten weather collection by cosmo cricket!

Nov 18, 2010

ding dongs...

so i may have mentioned this before, but on wednesdays over at jessica sprauge, there are fab deals for a buck.  makes the boring midweek a little more exciting!!  yesterday, i got a few things.  cosmo cricket had two things for a buck.  one was the jolly by golly paper pack and one was the jolly by golly element pack that matched.  i love them both!  so i made this simple card that has absolutely no stamping on it.  i did try something new and used my scoring board to make the frame.  love it!  this tag cracked me up!

 ding dongs
digital element:jolly by golly-cosmo cricket
cardstock: riding hood red

other: scoring board-martha stewart

and don't forget that today is the new {ippity} stamp release!  

Nov 17, 2010


don't forget to check out the {ippity} blog to see the new sets that are releasing tomorrow!  visit my {ippity} blog to order!

check out this blog giveaway by tiffany at iheartart.  she is giving away a $100 prize to two peas!  how cool is that?

Nov 15, 2010

in the meadow...

it's h{ippity} hop monday!!  and did you know that this week, on thursday, is new release day for new {ippity} stamps!  how exciting is that??  it's a great release!  there is a sneak peek on my {ippity} blog (and also a huge sale!)  i think the card i make for the hop this week turned out much cuter than i had planned.  which is always much better than having it turn out much worse!  i bought some of the tim holtz grungeboard, oh, back in july when i went to north carolina.  i just have never played with it!  so i busted it out and experimented with it.  i first inked it up with weathered wood distress ink.  then i sparyed it was some glimmer mist.  after it was dry (with help of the s'more maker, err...heat gun) i stamped it with the cute snowman.  i like the effect.  so now go check out all the other {ippity} goodness on this week's hop and don't forget the new stamps on thursday!

in the winter
stamps: ippity
cardstock: soft sky, baja breeze, crumb cake 
ink:  baja breeze, night of navy, whipped cream, weathered wood
embellishments: grungeboard, may arts ribbon, hemp twine

Nov 13, 2010

{ippity} love...

it's almost time for a new release from {ippity}!  and they are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e!!  (chels, that's for you!)

this is just one. visit my {ippity} blog to see the others and check out this month's special. since it's almost christmas time, i may even through in a little nugget of extra goodness with each order. just sayin'!

Nov 12, 2010

winter wishes...

hello friday!!  and hello friends with flair!  i missed last week's installment of fwf because i was in indiana stamping with a fab group of friends. *sigh* but i'm back to reality this week, so i couldn't miss fwf two weeks in a row.  i feel almost guilty posting this card because it was so simple.  i think it took all of 5 minutes to do.  but i {love} it!  and the reason i {love} it is because it pairs two of my favorite companies of the moment, unity and echo park.  (i know...the both have been a fave for longer than a moment, and will for a long long time.)   which is fitting, because they partnered up this week, too!  i  used some of ep's amazing digital paper that i got from jessica sprauge (i really should be paid for my free advertising!).  i {heart} one buck wednesday over there!  and...i got the stamp free with this month's issue of paper crafts magazine (harmon's has a bunch!)  ok, enough of my gushing.  go start at the beginning of the fwf blog hop, look for the blinkie for your chance to win some free unity love, and have a great weekend!

winter wishes
stamps: unity
cardstock: riding hood red, echo park digital paper
ink:  riding hood red
embellishments: stickles

Nov 10, 2010


i have had this digi stamp for probably two years.  and this year, i told myself i really needed to use it because it is so adorable!  i was so excited after i made it so i had to show someone.  my mistake was showing it to kerry.  he just doesn't get craftiness!  he looked at it and said "cute".  i said "do you get it?"  and he said "get what?"  i just shook my head and walked away.  then this weekend i showed my stamping peeps and they all appreciated it!! 

i should also mention that i hate glitter.  sherri showed me this cool tinsel glitter from martha stewart.  i thought i had finally found a type of glitter (stickles don't count here...) that i could use and not hate.  well...this weekend at palooza, i made 10 of these cards.  ask anyone there.  i had a glitter melt down.  only reconfirmed the fact that i really do truly hate using glitter.  i think the hotel had glitter everywhere by the time the day was done!!

peas on earth
digi stamps: whimsie doodles
cardstock: cherry cobbler 
embellishments: prismacolor markers, tinsel glitter

Nov 9, 2010

here comes santa...

wow.  seems like the weather is ready for the big guy in the red suit to come.  this is a card i made on my stamping trip to indiana.  what a great time we all had.  4 days of stamping with friends, lots of laughing and crafting.  learning new ways to roast marshmallows!  awesome!  one of the shackies posted a link on using craft ink and a watercolor pen (i used a blender pen) so you could use white ink on kraft.  i love the effect.  i used it on santa's beard (and i used it on the snow in yesterday's post).  i also {love} the jillibean soup paper!  for the twill, i just gathered it in certain spots and stapled it. 

here comes santa...
stamps: studio g, american crafts
cardstock: crumb cake, jillibean soup pp
ink: oynx black, white craft
embellishments: prismacolor markers, twill ribbon, tiny attacher

Nov 8, 2010

let it snow...

snow snow snow.  it's coming.  wait, it's already been once!  but once it's snows, you can go sledding!  i made this set of atcs for a swap suzi is hosting.  i can't remember where i got this stamp, but it is a dorable!  i love the penguin!

let it snow
stamps: shirley's 2 girls, purple onion
cardstock: night of navy, crumb cake
ink: oynx black, paris dusk, white craft
embellishments: prismacolor markers, martha stewart punch

Nov 7, 2010


do you ever see some stamps and just have to have them?  that's what i did when i saw this one.  i love it!!  it's from elzybells, who i don't think is making stamps anymore.  but i do love it.  this set of atcs is for a snowman swap that christie is hosting.  i just love the way the little bird and deer are looking at each other!  i don't know if you can tell from this dark picture, but the snowmen and ground are covered in tinsel glitter.   gives it a little sparkle.

stamps: elzybell, stampers anonymous
cardstock: riding hood red, soft sky
ink: soft sky, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers, tinsel glitter

Nov 6, 2010


this is bessie.  she's just hanging out chewing some grass enjoying the sun.  she loves it.  bessie is for suzi's happy cows from california atc swap.  this is one of the swaps i've done while in indiana with 7 of my shackie buddies. i used a graphic set from lettering delights called cow clips.

stamps: amuse, american crafts
cardstock: cherry cobbler, early espresso
ink: old olive, baja breeze
embellishments: prismacolor markers
graphic set:  cow clips

Nov 5, 2010

s'mores anyone?

so a group of us are having a girl's stamping weekend in indiana (say that three times fast!)  the weather hasn't been very warm, but we were hoping for a bonfire to make s'mores.  well, the rain didn't quite cooperate, so we had to improvise.  it was awesome!

Nov 2, 2010

ruff you...

funny.  that's what i made this set of atcs for (pardon the horribly dark photo...don't know what my camera was doing...yes, i blame it all on my camera!).  joanie is playing hostess for a swap "that's so funny!"  i love these two stamps.  the little dogs are so cute!  and can you believe there is no echo park or unity used here?? my mainstays lately! 

ruff you
stamps: amuse
cardstock: cherry cobbler, blushing bride, my mind's eye pp
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler
embellishments: prismacolor markers, glaze pen, stickles

Nov 1, 2010


november 1st.  i can't even believe it.  where has this year gone???  all i know is that it is monday so that means h{ippity} hop!! i know, i know...we just barely finished halloween and here's a christmas card.  but i already had it done!!  plus i used more fantabulous echo park digi paper!  love it!  hop on over to the {ippity} blog and see all the other {ippity} goodness.  and remember, new {ippity} stamps come out on nov 18th!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, echo park digital paper
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler, versamark
embellishments: clear embossing powder

click here to check out the special on {ippity} through nov 10th!

Oct 30, 2010


i'm such a sucker for packaging. i'm a merchandiser's dream. package something little and cute and i'm sold. you could almost convince me to buy dirt if it's in a cute package! it only makes sense that i like little cards too! i made a set of 3x3 cards to have around. i'm hoping if i start having all these finished cards hanging around that i will use them more!  you may think they look familiar.  i made a similar set here.  just wanted to use different stamps!

3x3 set 2
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: kraft
ink:  early espresso
tools: nesties

ps.  did you see this??  so much fun!!

Oct 29, 2010

boo 31...

first of all...happy birthday to the cutest best mom in all the land!! 

happy birthday, mom!  
she rocks!!  so much that i even went to a mary kay party at her house last night.  (for those of you that know me well, you realize how big that is...even more so that i actually bought something, even if it was just lip gloss!!)

friends.with.flair.  that's what friday means to me.  along with other things.  sometimes friday means friday, sometimes it means monday.  that's what happens when you work in a 24/7 establishment.  but this week it means saturday in a way!!  fwf means lots of cool projects from peeps using unity or {ippity} goodness.  and it means some lucky person can win free stamps if them find the magic blinkie and comment!  start back here!   here's my card for this week's fwf.  you may have seen it earlier in the week on the {ippity} blog.  *sigh*  what a fun thing for me!!  hope you all have a good weekend! 

boo 31
stamps: ippity
cardstock: early espresso, walnut cream, echo park digital paper
ink: crumb cake, early espresso, old olive, dusty durango

Oct 28, 2010

a little sneaky peek...

here's a little glimpse of some christmasy things i'm making this year.  both to sell and to keep for me to use!!  they are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in bitty gift cards.  love them!  watch for more in the next week or two!!

bitty gift tags
digi stamps: pink petticoat
cardstock: cherry cobbler, walnut cream
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Oct 27, 2010

deer friends...

drove home in a blizzard last night from work. not thrilled that it's snowing already, but what can i expect living in the place with "the greatest snow on earth" according to our license plates. so with snow, comes christmas, eventually. these atcs are for a reindeer swap i'm hosting. love the little reindeer!

deer friends
stamps: smirk, stampabilities
cardstock: cherry cobbler, kiwi kiss
ink: black craft, cherry cobbler
embellishments: clear embossing powder, liquid applique, prismacolor markers