May 28, 2011

owh blog hop...

welcome to my first operation write home blog hop!! if you aren't familiar with operation write home, they send blank handmade greeting cards to those serving in the armed forces so they can write home. pretty cool,if you ask me. so being memorial day weekend, they are having a huge blog hop. you probably hoped here from kerri's blog. if not, visit the image below to start at the beginning.

miss you
stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, hot fudge, memory box pp
ink: soft suede, early espresso, walnut stain distress, weathered wood distress
tools:  prismacolor markers

next up on the hop is kris. visit her blog here.
and if you have some spare time or spare cards hanging around, visit the owh page to help out!

May 26, 2011

basket full pt 2...

i'm the biggest slacker! i've said over and over that i'm going to be better at sending birthday cards, and i keep not doing it!! i even have some made!! maybe i need to take a night each month and actually sit and send them all. early is better than late, right? this card is for one of my friends (who will remain nameless until she gets it...) i used the same design as the mother's day card i made because i love it!

basket full pt 2
stamps: unity
cardstock: melon mambo, walnut cream, stampin up pp
ink: black, melon mambo, pink pirouette, blushing bride
tools:  prismacolor markers

be sure and visit my blog on saturday...i'm participating in the operation write home blog hop.  it will be a great bloggy time!!

May 20, 2011

{ippity} goodness...

it's time for new {ippity} stamps!!  check them out (and a pre-order special!!) over at:

May 18, 2011


a big happy 65th birthday 
to my dad today!!  

yesterday was may 17th. past the middle of may. and guess what happened?  yep, snow.  not a lot, but any amount is too much for the middle of freaking may!!! so i thought it appropriate to post a cool (hehe) set of atcs.  i used some glossy accents on the water to give it a wet look.  the picture doesn't show it very well.

just chillin'
stamps: inky antics, stampendous
cardstock: pacific point
ink: black craft, broken china, wild honey
embellishments:  clear embossing powder, glossy accents
tools:  prismacolor marker

May 15, 2011

basket full...

now that i have finally given my cute mom her mother's day card, i can post it here!!  i love this itty bitty set from unity. so many cute possibilities!

basket full
stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, pear pizazz, my mind's eye pp
ink:  soft suede, peeled paint
tools:  prismacolor markers

happy birthday...

i've realized that most of the cards i make are geared toward the feminine side. so i wanted to make a few birthday cards that could be for the male persuasion. here's one attempt! i think it would still be fine for a girl, too!

happy birthday
stamps:  amuse
cardstock: tangerine tango, stampin up pp, night of navy
ink:  crumb cake, blue bayou

ps.  did you see the news about {ippity}?  check it out over at {ippity} shug!

May 13, 2011


i have never had a fondness for butterflies.  i really don't like them much.  even when i first saw these two stamps, they didn't speak to me.  then the other day, i was looking for something and i ran across the sentiment again and it stopped me in my tracks.  it spoke volumes to me.  see, i'm starting out on a new journey.  and i'm making a project about this journey.  now i see these two stamps in a completely different light.  and they will go perfectly in my new project.  i have seen so many cool art journals that people create.  i tried to make something like this, then realized i don't have the artistic ability to do this.  so i started over and went simple.  just painted the page.  it was the next day that i found these two stamps again.  and i just kind of started stamping and this is what came out of it.

don't forget friends with flair over at the unity blog

stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, soft suede
ink: blushing bride, so saffron, old olive, soft suede, crushed olive, walnut stain, wild honey
embellishments:  paper tape, acrylic paint

May 8, 2011


i have the greatest mom in all the land. i love her with all my heart.
love you, cute mom!!

May 7, 2011


if you haven't heard, there is a cute new book/journal type thing coming any day, hopefully!   it's called a smash* book.  click here...for a cool video demo. what i especially love about it is the title...smash* for the moments and musings that stick.  cool, huh, because my blog is for the musings of my creativity!  see that...kindred spriits.  and i am so in love with the red book...known as the doodle book.

anyway, there were some delays with the release of this awesome creation so the fine folks over at k  & company decided to give away a mini-smash* to the followers of their blog.  i was lucky enough to get one.  so i took it with me on my stamping trip so i could show it off to the girls i've been gushing to about the smash*.  and i made a mini-smash* of our trip.  top 10 list and all!!  i'll take more pictures of it and post those, too.  but i wanted to give a shout out to smash* blog for giving my mini smash* a mention (lookie here)!!  how cool is that???  love!

plus you might as well check out there blog often cause you never know when you might win one!

and here's the original post that k & company linked to...

May 6, 2011

be you...

happy friday! i don't know how the weather has been in your neck of the woods , but the past few days have been so nice! it was mid 70's today!! i think we are finally going to see spring/summer and  i can finally stop complaining about the rotten weather! happy day!

these atcs are for a swap where we had to use only scraps.  and i luckily had enough scraps to make a whole set.  i used the 'be you' stamp from the feb 2011 kit of the month.  don't forget that is is friends with flair friday. hop on over to the unity blog to see the other fun things this week!   have a great weekend!

be you
stamps: unity
cardstock: purely pomegranate, stampin up pp
ink:  wild honey
embellishments:  buttons, scrappers floss

May 3, 2011

you rock...

you rock.  no, really!  you rock!   thanks to suzi, i had plenty of projects to work on when i went on my stamping trip.  and thanks to sherri, i got to use a bunch of fun new stamps from amuse!  this set of atcs is for a swap suzi's hosting where we had to used glimmer mist.  and she let me use her stash, too!!  and again, lovin' the wild honey distress ink!!!

you rock
stamps: amuse
cardstock: bermuda bay, stampin up pp
ink: bermuda bay, wild honey, broken china
embellishments:  glimmer mist

May 1, 2011

like enough...

while i'm not the most patriotic person, i am certainly very grateful for all those that serve, protect, and sacrifice for our country to allow us the freedom we have.  thank you just doesn't seem like enough.

like enough
digi stamps: digi doodle doo
cardstock: cherry cobbler, night of navy
ink: night of navy, wild honey distress
tools:  prismacolor markers
font:  snf little star skinny

happy bird-day...

happy may day!! if only it meant that soon there would be birds chirping from the trees and warm sunshine instead of this snow bs...  i made a card a while ago (clickie here) that i liked so much, i wanted to make more of.  so i made some birthday cards with the same design.  i just love the bird!!  and the cards are super simple.

 happy bird-day
stamps: unity, tac
cardstock: tangerine tango, pear pizazz, stampin up pp
ink: tangerine tango, pear pizazz, soft suede
tools:  prismacolor markers