Aug 29, 2011

it's done!!

warning:  lot's of photos!!!
so for those of you that have been following along at home, you know that i've been doing a little remodleing the past few weeks.  thanks to my awesome husband and parents, i got a new craft room as a  graduation present and early 40th birthday present.  it's been a huge undertaking.  going through all the stuff i haven't seen in years and cleaning/purging.  it was great to get it all sorted out and organized.  then i got to design my craft room.  i spent a lot of time looking online and going through ideas of what i thought i wanted.  and spent a lot of time (a lot!) at ikea!!  so after about 4 weeks, it's finally complete!!

the workspace

i may never leave...

one of my most favorite things!!

have to stay up on my trash tv

love the light i get in this room

dvd tower+a few nails+laying on it's side=new ink pad storage

not quite complete, but so much better than before

finally a place for all my cardstock

new stamp storage solution

big shot/cinch/room for a friend station

closet doors had to come off

i love.  it's so not going to stay this tidy for long!!

drawer full of gluey/tapey goodness

a handy place to put my trimmers

a room with a view

Aug 28, 2011

which ink...

riddle me this, batman.  you are in the middle of a project and  you need a certain color of ink.  of course, you're not sure which color is going to work like you want it to.  you have about 4 colors to choose from.  how do you remember what they look like?  well, i never can.  especially with distress ink.  with my stand-by ink (stampin up), i know the colors inside and out.  but mr hotlz's ink always stumps me.  i saw this handy tip on someone's blog once.  can't remember who and who knows when it was.  so if this was your idea, leave a comment and i'll give you proper kudos.  made some labels with the name of the ink, then stamped on the label so i could see the color, too.  and i'm an edger (meaning i rarely leave a naked edge...they must be colored!) so i did that as well.  made a pretty cool picture, i think!  i need more, too.  i only have a few...there are so many more!!  (check here)

oh so purdee...

Aug 26, 2011

looking good...

some things just make me smile.  this is one of them.  kirsty is hosting an atc swap and the theme was mustaches.  i have been stumped on what to make.  then i was organizing my stamps (don't get excited...only did one little section!) and saw this cute chick.  then i had an epiphany.  this is the result.  the other thing making me smile to day is that it is friday!!  finally!!!  it's been an exceedingly long week.  glad it's over! but also it's friends with flair.  go visit unity and see what the other fwf peeps made.

looking good 
stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, cosmo cricket pp
ink: island indigo, cherry cobbler
tools:  punch, prismacolor markers

Aug 22, 2011

loads of heart...

do you ever feel like sometimes life just gets so  complicated and bogged down?  things just get so crazy and you forget the simple things.  that's why i love this card.  it's plain jane.  to the point.  {love}.  sometimes you gotta make it simple.

loads of heart 
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white
ink: pink pirouette, island indigo, cherry cobbler

do you know about the all things unity challenge blog?  every week there is a new challenge.  this week, the theme is 'anything goes'.

only rule is you must use unity or {ippity} stamps.  go check it out.  and if you don't have any {ippity} stamps, i can help you out with that.  the set loads of love has 5 uber cute stamps in it is only SIX bucks!! can  you not get it?  just take a look-see over at my {ippity} blog.

Aug 20, 2011

hard to say...

one of  the nurse practioners i work with is taking a new job out of state and moving.  how do you say goodby to someone who has had such an impact you as a professional and as a person?  she joked that she better not receive a 'hallmark' card from me and although i really wanted to buy one, i couldn't.  i didn't want to make a good-bye card, because that just sucks.  so i made this.  it doesn't even sum up what she has taught me, the times she helped me through something horrible, the times she listened to me vent over something (probably stupid), and the times she let me cry because i didn't feel like i was good enough to do what i was doing but helped me realize i was.  so i'm not saying good-bye.  i'm saying thank you.

i'll miss you, kristin.  and don't slack on the arm pt!!

thank you 
stamps: marah johnson & unity, ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, pear pizazz, mme journaling spot
ink: early espresso, lucky limeade, pool party, peeled paint distress, old paper distress
embellishments: bling
tools:  corner chomper

Aug 15, 2011

for you...

wow.  who'da thunk that moving a little room would be so hard?  but it's almost done and i'm so excited!!  of course, work is getting in  the way, so i had to take a two day break before i can finish.  i also had to sneak in a little quick card to send to someone. it's a 3x3 inch card.  love the little ones!!

for you...
stamps: ippity
cardstock:  soft sky
ink: lucky limeade, pool party, melon mambo, broken china distress
embellishments: button

Aug 13, 2011

still here...

i haven't disappeared!!  just in the process of moving my craft room to a different room in the house.  can i say this is harder than it sounds?  ugh...oh well.  it will be totally worth it!!  so when all is done, i'll post pictures.  and get something crafty made!

until then...

Aug 5, 2011

loads of love...

today is all about loads of love.  first, it's my wonderful hubby's birthday!

happy birthday to the man who makes
me the happiest girl in all the land!!

second, it's new release day for {ippity}!!  so that means two new sets are now available.  they are both great.  i made a card using the set 'loads of love'.  i am so in love with this cute little basket of laundry.  maybe it will inspire me to do more laundry!!  probs not.  if you have to have this laundry basket stamp as much as i did, i can hook you up with that.  visit my {ippity} blog to order.  (did i mention it's only SIX bucks???  crazy!!)

and it's friday, so it's friends with flair!  take a look-see over at the unity blog for some great projects!  because who doesn't like the chance to win free stamps??

have loads of fun this weekend!  *groan*

loads of love...
stamps: ippity
cardstock:  daffodil delight, crumb cake
ink: early espresso, calypso coral, spun sugar distress, old paper distress
embellishments: glitter pen
tools: cloud corner chomper, prismacolor markers

Aug 1, 2011

new {ippity}-august edition...

august is here already which means two new sets from {ippity}. 

the first set is sooo cute and is only $6!  a steal!!  
loads of love can be seen here

make your mark is the other august release. 
great flowers.  it is  $18 and you can see it here.

**don't forget that both these will be available in four short days on august 5th.  email me now to pre-order!!**