Jan 31, 2011


the other day, i spent the day/night with my cute mom while she was house sitting up in the mountains! sort of a girl's night out, i guess.  it was nice to get away, breathe some clean air, soak up some sunshine and hang out with my cute mom.  we did a little crafting as we watched movies.  i made a set of little gift cards (that are 3x3-i love making that size!) for a friend from work.  cute and simple.  i seem to be about that lately!!

happy birthday
stamps: stampin up, ippity
cardstock: white
ink: baja breeze, blushing bride, crumb cake, early espresso, cherry cobbler

Jan 28, 2011

good friends...

woo hoo!!   i   you made it to another friday! and that means friends with flair. i didn't play last week because i was too busy working (oh how i would love to be part time!!) but i'm in this week's fwf...here is a card i made for a friend who's going through a bit of a rough spell.

good friends
stamps: unity
cardstock: pebbles pp, dcwv pp
ink: night of navy

now go check out all the other fantabulous projects on this week's installment of fwf and watch for the lucky blinkie!!!

Jan 25, 2011


i need to make more thank you cards.  you can't say thanks enough, right?  here's one i made and yes, it is a copy of another card i made a few weeks ago that i absolutely loved. the one found here.  it's the card on a card type, with a flat card base and the white center section lifts up with a place to write a message.

stamps: unity
cardstock: barely banana, crumb cake, early espresso
ink: so saffron, early espresso, crumb cake
embellishments:  stampin up ribbon
other: primsacolor markers

Jan 24, 2011


sometimes in this crazy world we live in, when life gets so busy and hectic you can't figure out whether you are coming and going, it's nice to just have a little plain and simple.  that's my thought for today's h{ippity} hop!  because sometimes plain and simple is just plain cute. this is a little 3x3 card.  stamp, doodle, done.  be sure to visit the rest of the hop starting here.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: white
ink: onyx black, riding hood red
embellishments: black pen, primsacolor markers

Jan 21, 2011

hedgie love...

a few months ago, while stamping with my friends at 'palooza, chelsea showed us this stamp of two hedgehogs.  one was giving the other a flower.  the proofers of this stamp didn't notice the unfortunate petal placement of the flower!  so we spent one of the day making up sayings that could go with this stamp.  of course we had to have a swap.  so this is what i made for hedgie love!!

so this is love
stamps: ippity, tac
cardstock: cherry cobbler
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments: white gel pen, primsacolor markers

Jan 19, 2011

hambo hoedown...

have you heard about the hambo hoedown?  it's a chance to get free digi stamps!!  why would you not want to do that??

(clickie, clickie)

Jan 17, 2011

score big...

this is another card i made for my  hambo dt entry.  there is still time to enter.   what am i thinking!!  i don't need more competition!!

score big
digi stamps: hambo
cardstock: marina mist, basic black, dcwv pp
ink: going gray, marina mist

other:  primsacolor markers

Jan 15, 2011

snow place...

i got this stamp from sprinkle & sparkle a long time ago.  and never used it.  that is the story of half of my stamps.  so with my plan of reducing in 2011, that means using what i have on hand for things.  like my snowman atc swap.  the snow people just crack me up!  and the amuse sentiment fits perfect!

snow place
stamps: amuse, sprinkle & sparkle
cardstock: baja breeze, pebbles pp
ink: baja breeze, onyx black
other:  primsacolor markers

Jan 14, 2011

some bunny...

every now and then, i get a wild idea to try out for a design team. and whenever i don't make it, i swear that it will be the last time. but here i go again!! when i read that hambo stamps was having a dt call, i thought i'd give it a shot. i love their stamps. they are funny, a little quirky (kinda like me) and their mascot is the coolest pig!  this is one of the two designs i submitted.  one of the little bunnies is popped up with pop dots to give a little dimension!

some bunny
stamps: hambo
digi stamps: hambo
cardstock: blushing bride, bo bunny pp
ink: purely pomegranate, blushing bride
other: primsacolor markers

Jan 13, 2011

thank you my friend...

i have needed some thank you cards for a while and finally got time to sit and make a few.  if you are think that it looks a little familiar, it is because i loved the layout i used for my latest birthday card, so i wanted to use it again.  i just tweaked it a little.  you can't tell so much from the picture, but the ribbon is crinkled and spritzed with glimmer spritz to give it a little shine.

thank you my friend
stamps: unity, stampin up
cardstock: pear pizzaz, crumb cake, vanilla (?)
ink: crumb cake, early espresso, pear pizzaz
embellishments:  stampin up ribbon, staples, glimmer spritz
other:  border scallop punch, primsacolor markers

Jan 12, 2011

polar bear...

wow!  i can't believe i haven't posted in a week!  ok, i guess i can.  i worked a few days and when i do that in a row, i don't get much crafting done.  i also started school again yesterday.  can you hear the enthusiasm in my post?  (yep, that's because it's not there!!)  only two classes left...so i can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!  hooray!  i did manage to get some time in my craft room yesterday and today...might be the last for a few days.  i made a set of atcs for a polar bear swap i'm hosting.  isn't he cute?

polar bear
stamps: studio g
cardstock: jillibean soup, early espresso
ink: crumb cake, onyx black
tools: cloud corner chomper

Jan 7, 2011

happy birthday...

who's ready for friends with flair?  i made a cute little birthday card (something i should do way more of!) for today's fwf.  i used stamps from two previous kits of the month that i got for christmas:  nothing but blue skies and another sweet day.  i love both!! don't forget the beginning of fwf starting at the unity blog.  happy friday!!

happy birthday
stamps: unity
cardstock: blushing bride, crumb cake, vanilla (?)
ink: regal rose, purely pomegranate, crumb cake, early espresso, versamark
embellishments:  american crafts ribbon, staples, clear embossing powder
other:  border scallop punch, primsacolor markers

i used two kotm for this card.  you can get these awesome kits every month plus freebies!!

Jan 5, 2011


so my friend chris has a great story about a goat.  i won't pass along the details other than it involved a certain college with a goat and a trip to mickey d's with said goat. in honor of her story, we are having a goat themed swap.  these are the atcs i made for the swap.

stamps: maryse carrier, american crafts, stampin up
cardstock: early espresso, pear pizazz, glorious green
ink: pear pizazz, onyx black
embellishments:  baker's twine

Jan 3, 2011


it's a h{ippity} hop in a brand new year!! welcome to 2011. i can't believe it!! but here it is. i hope that this year goes by at less of a frantic pace than twenty-ten did. i can't even remember half of it!! but i'm glad you are here, h{ippity} hoppin'! a lot of people i know are choosing a word to live by for twenty eleven. i am in a way, but not a serious as some. my word is reduce. there are so many aspects of my life that i can reduce things in...for crafting, it's going to mean a few things.  reduce the supplies i have by actually using them!  and reduce the amount i'm going to spend on new supplies, simply because of the amount i have!  reduce is a great word for other parts of my life, too. but more on that later.  be sure to visit the {ippity} blog to see the other great creations on the hop  and the new and exciting things that are in store for this year from {ippity}!!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: poppy parade, pear pizazz, crushed curry, we r memory keepers pp
ink: poppy parade, pear pizazz, crushed curry, soft sky
embellishments:  glossy accents