Aug 30, 2010

is love...

it's h{ippity} hop time!  monday.  i've never been so happy to see monday.  and for a strange reason!  i finally feel good enough to go to work today!  being off for a week when you are sick isn't fun at all.  so back to the grind.  yippee!  i love the card for this week's h{ippity} hop.  i got the new {ippity} stamps on friday so that meant playing with new rubber!!  i love the set 'so this is love'.  so cute!  and so many options!
so happy monday to you all and go h{ippity} hop from the beginning! 

is love
stamps: ippity, unity
cardstock: crumb cake
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler, versamark
embellishments: hemp string

{if you need some cute {ippity} stamps, clickie clickie!}

Aug 28, 2010


i love those moments when something turns out how you had it in your head.  this one actually turned out a little cuter than i had in my head!  i saw a similar card at a stamp store in nc and had to have this cute little guy.  this set of atcs is for miss sherri's reindeer swap.  and i love having the ability to make my own patterned paper with digi paper.  this is from echo park paper co's walk in the park line.  so cute!  another cool thing i have discovered is thanks to my friend chelsea.  she had this quickstik made by quickutz.  it's perfect for attaching the little bling on.  never again to i have to fumble with them!

stamps: memory box
cardstock: cherry cobbler, going gray, echo park digi pp
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers, bling, glossy accents

Aug 27, 2010

echo park paper...

fwf post is next one down!! (or clickie clickie)

i must give a shout out to echo park paper.  they have some of the cutest paper out (and coming out!).  they even have digital/hybrid versions over at jessica sprague's little site.  i tried a few out and redesigned my blog.  i love it!!!  check them out!

now if only someone can tell me how to make my background fill the whole screen!!

so grateful...

that's how i feel about today.  i have been fighting a nasty cold/sinus infection all week and i'm finally starting to feel a little better.  it has totally kicked my trash!!   but with drugs on board, i can feel it easing up.  hooray!  so it's time to celebrate!  friends with flair style!!  i haven't even felt good enough to craft (yikes!) until yesterday.  i must be bad if i'm not even stamping.  but not anymore!  hope to get a bunch of stuff done this weekend.  so without further ado, here is my fwf card. 

so grateful
stamps: unity
cardstock: pear pizzaz, rose red, my mind's eye pp
ink: pear pizzaz, rose red, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Unity Stamp Company
{clickie, clickie to start back at the beginning and be on the lookout for the fwf blinkie for your chance to win some unity goodness!!}

Aug 25, 2010


another pirate themed atc swap, this one is hosted by robin.  i got this cute little changito pirate set, so i felt like i needed to keep joining these pirate themed swaps!  i'm always glad, after i'm done.  they whole set turns out pretty cute.  so with these on their merry way to robin, i can now eagerly wait for them to return so i can see the rest of the pirates!!  arhhhh!!!

stamps: stampendous
cardstock: sahara sand
ink: early espresso, old paper, tea stain
embellishments: glossy accents, prismacolor markers
other:  map from google

Aug 24, 2010


i finally finished this set of atcs.  i've been struggling with them for a while, not knowing what to make.  it's for a swap that joanne is hosting.  the theme was "i got the munchies"  seems easy enough.  i sure love food, so why did i have a problem?  who knows!  i finally decided to use this cute stamp and the rest just sort of swirled out!  (ok, bad joke...)  i used the styled labels die again and cut it in half.  kinda makes me feel good, like i'm totally getting my money's worth plus some by using them different.  random side note:  i watched the movie leap year as i made these.  cute movie.  really makes want to go back to ireland and tour the countryside.

stamps: k & co, unity
cardstock: melon mambo
ink: early espresso, melon mambo
embellishements:  glossy accents, prismacolor markers
tools: styled labels die

Aug 23, 2010

fall in love...

monday is here again.  i pretty much slept through the weekend, since i've come down with some nasty crud.  i forgot to make a card for  the
 h{ippity} hop today!!  luckily (depending on how you look at it) i had to get up at 8am today so we could get our house appraised.  so this is what i've whipped up for the hop.  i was going to do a single layer card, but wanted more color.  once i decided to layer it, i liked the look with all the white so i left it.  i just love these little birds.  so cute!   hope you have a good monday!  i'm going back to bed!  i forgot...don't forget the rest of the h{ippity} hop back at the {ippity} blog!

fall in love
stamps: ippity
cardstock: blushing bride, early espresso
ink: early espresso, blushing bride, melon mambo

don't forget if you want some of the delish {ippity} stamps, you can find them here.

Aug 20, 2010


this post is a double post.  first off, it's friday.  so of course that means friends with flair!!  blog hoppin' time, if you are new to the whole fwf idea.  fabulous peeps who love all things unity have a blog hop on fridays.  and you could win some cool unity stamps if you find the post with the fwf blinkie and comment!  so head back to the unity blog and start from the beginning to check the cool projects out!  second...this is for a set of atcs for a swap that kirsty (yes, same kirsty from yesterday's post...she lives in austrailia, so i have to get them done early so they can travel!) is hosting.  the catch is you have to recycle, repurpose or upcycle something on the atc.  so, what do i have pleanty of laying around??  that's right...paper sacks from robert's (lss)!  so i made my own tiny little sacks for the atcs!  happy friday!!

stamps: unity
cardstock: cosmo cricket
ink: espresso, night of navy, old paper
embellishments: twine, paper bag

Aug 19, 2010


it's looking a little (note:  little) like christmas in my craft room.  i've been working on a couple of christmas/holiday themed swaps.  this one was fun.  kirsty is hosting a 12 days of christmas atc swap.  we each chose a day and had to make 12 atcs for that day.  i had 3 french hens.  hence the title!  my favorite is his fuzzy little barret!

stamps: penny black
cardstock: old olive, riding hood red, we r memory keepers pp
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers, glossy accents, fun flock

Aug 17, 2010

hang ten...

first off, i am so not loving the new blogger post making format.  bring the old one back!  hopefully it will just take a little getting used to.  too much extra html garbled in with everything!  oh onto the cuteness that is my atc for robin's swap themed "a day at the beach".  i found this awesome digi stamp penguin (i know, there aren't many that i don't think are awesome) at bugaboo stamps.  he's just perfect for hanging at the beach!  i think i must have been smoking crack, too, because i paper pieced his surf board.  i adore the way it turned out, but didn't adore so much at the time i cut it all!  what's that?  cherry cobbler?  why of course! 

hang ten
stamps: elzybells
digi stamp: bugaboo stamps
cardstock: peach parfait, cherry cobbler, bermuda bay, early espresso
ink: cherry cobbler, baja breeze, haystack, burnt umber
embellishments: prismacolor markers, glossy accents

Aug 16, 2010


i think i have lost my mojo!  i had a lot of time this weekend to work on some crafty goodness.  friday i had a bonus afternoon.  had all day saturday, plus a stamp party saturday night!  then sunday, i got off a few hours early from work and sat in my craft room and made pretty much squat.  since it is monday and it's time for the hip, hip, h{ippity} hop, i really had to bust something out.  i loved where this thought was going.  the picture doesn't really show the sparkly goodness of the faux glimmer mist (it's faux 'cause i made my own!).  the color's a bit off, too.

head on over to the {ippity} blog for the rest of the {ippity} chicks and what they have done.  don't forget that there was a new release of {ippity} cuteness and you can see and order them all on my {ippity} blog.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: pink pirouette, rich razzleberry
ink: rich razzleberry, versamark
embellishments: glimmer spritz
tools:  styled labels die

Aug 13, 2010

love is...

how happy am i that it is friday!!  i've done a regular "8 to 4" week at work this week and it makes me realize how much i love my three 12-hour shifts!!  so i'm so happy to have this week end!  plus, it means it's time for friends with flair!!  funny thing about fwf...i sign up and then before i know it it's thursday night and i haven't done my card.  for this card, i finally used the cute stamp i got a few months ago (has it been that long already?).  i love the little tv sets! plus here is that yummy cherry cobbler again.  i'm going to need more. stat!!!  hope you have fun with this week's fwf and remember to start at the unity blog to see all the cuteness!

love is...
stamps: unity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, stampin up pp
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers, glaze pen
tools:  deckled rectangles-nestabilities

Aug 12, 2010

{ippity} summer collection

it's here!  it's here!!  the summer collection is finally here for all to see!!  click on the picture to go to my {ippity} blog and see all the cuteness!

i promise there will be more crafting going on soon...this weekend!

Aug 10, 2010

holy cuteness...

so this is just one of the peeks from today. the rest you can find over at my {ippity} blog. but how freaking cute is this???

special for new {ippity} peeps. email me for details!!

Aug 9, 2010

more peeks...

h{ippity} hop is the next post down...

i'm so excited to get the book it! and the car has tons of potential!! can not wait!!

happy birdie...

h{ippity} hop time! must be monday. i made another birthday card for the hop. i'm hoping that if i start making more of these bday cards, it will inspire me to send them more often. i know it's a stretch, but i suck at mailing bday cards. i used all new colors from stampin up for this card. i love cherry cobbler. for those that know me, i declared red riding hood my favorite red of all time when it came out. well, i might have to eat my words. this might take over! but enough of that...hop on over to the beginning of the h{ippity} hop and see what all the {ippity} lovers have made. also, don't forget that new {ippity} stamps come out on thursday!

happy birdie
stamps: ippity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, pear pizazz, peach parfait
ink: cherry cobbler, pear pizazz, peach parfait, marina mist, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Aug 8, 2010

new {ippity} coming thursday...

i can hardly wait! so many cute new stamps are coming out. here's a sneak peek or two. new (and past) {ippity} stamps can be purchased on my {ippity} blog if you want some of the cuteness!

Aug 7, 2010

blankets for the troops...

my friend nancy is involved with a very cool project called blankets of hope. they have volunteers that make fleece blankets and send them to combat support hospitals all around the world. with each blanket they make, they need a note card to attach to the blanket. the volunteers write a little note to whoever is going to be receiving the blankets. nancy is in charge of the notecards, so she asked those of us on the stamp shack if we wanted to help. the response was amazing!! her goal was 350 cards, but i think that she may be getting more than that! here are the cards that i made to send in.

stamps: {ippity}
cardstock: bordering blue, 3 bugs in a rug pp
ink: bordering blue, cranberry crisp, night of navy
embellishments: eyelets
tools: star punches, brackets die

Aug 6, 2010

happy birthday...

do you know what time it is?? no, not tool's time for friends with flair! it's a fun little blog hop that happens each friday. a bunch of stampers who love all things unity make some sort of creation and post it on their blog. one of the bloggers has the friends with flair blinkie. if you are the lucky winner, you win 25 unity stamps! (then you'll become obsessed like the rest of us!) so play along! start at the beginning and take a stroll through the blogs. i broke out the july kotm for this week's card. my finished project is NOTHING like what i started out making, but i like it anyway. i experiemented with some colors i usually don't put together and tried out my new tim holtz styled labels movers & shapers die. i just altered it a bit. i don't think he'd mind, isn't he the king of distress? the inside of the card says "happy birthday". i love this new pear pizazz from su. it's a great shade. well, have a good weekend!

happy birthday
stamps: unity, {ippity}
cardstock: pear pizazz, rich razzleberry, kraft-su; walnut cream-bazzill
ink: pear pizazz, rich razzleberry
embellishments: glaze pen
tools: styled labels die, sizzlets circle #3, circle punch

Aug 5, 2010

happy day...

happy birthday to the most
wonderful person in my life!!

happy birthday, kerry!!

i {love} you!

(i even came home from work last night, after 12 hours, and made lasagna for his birthday dinner tonight so it would be extra tasty!)

rise and shine...

three years ago, i went to scrapfest in minnesota. it was the first shackie get together i ever attended. it was one of the funnest, most memorable trips i've ever had. one morning, we were all down having some breakfast and i was my usual non-morning person self. i can't remember if it was me that brought it up or someone else, but it stuck that no one should talk to me before 10am! i'm really not that bad, but it is kind of funny. so a few weeks ago at the nc stamp convention we went to, with part of the same group of people, my cute mom found this sentiment stamp and bought it for me. i absolutely love it. it's so fitting!

rise and shine
stamps: art impressions
digi stamps bugaboo stamps
cardstock: my mind's eye pp
ink: burnt umber

Aug 3, 2010


i know, this looks a little like the card i made a few days ago. i needed some birthday cards and thought this sentiment was totally cute and would work well for the occasion. i also loved the card i made before, so i just modified it a little. viola!

stamps: unity
cardstock: chocolate chip, walnut cream, cosmo cricket pp
ink: so saffron, burnt umber, sticky toffee, cookie dough
tools: scallop border punch

Aug 2, 2010


monday is here so soon?? this weekend flew by faster than a blink of an eye, i swear!! so a new week starts, i guess. this week is a busy one. it's my honey's birthday on thursday, so i'm trying to figure out what to get the man who wants nothing! but let's start first with a h{ippity} hop! this week i caved and broke out a new set. i've been debating for weeks, because i'm not crazy about the bugs. but i love the flowers and the tree (not used on this card...maybe next week!) it's from the kit "a little buggy". if you want one for all your own, visit this page! i don't do clean and simple cards often enough and i don't know why because i usually love them. i do love how this one turned out.

but enough from me...don't forget to start at the beginning of the h{ippity} hop to see the rest of the hop. and don't forget new {ippity} stamps come out on august 12th!! woot woot!! they are so cute!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: cool caribbean
ink: cool caribbean, purely pomegranate
embelishments: may arts ribbon