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