Nov 28, 2011

warm wishes...

needed a few little cards (these are 3x3) so i busted out the my newest {ippity} stamps and my new tim holtz winter distress inks.  good times!!

warm wishes
stamps: ippity
cardstock: night of navy, ocean breeze
ink: iced spruce distress, evergreen bough distress, blue chalk

Nov 26, 2011

thanks(giving) winner...

ok, so i'm a day late.  but that's what work does to you!!   the winner of the prize from the thanks(giving) blog hop with the {ippity} chicks is...

wait for it...

Gwen said... 19
Great card, love the fall feel of it!
11/19/11 4:16 PM
gwen, you win the follwing set:

and because i love giving things away, i'm going to pick a bonus winner!!!

the bonus winner is...

Cindi said... 17 
love the card!! I use burlap on my wood crafts, will have to try it on a card soon 
11/19/11 3:11 PM
cindi, you win this one!!

yay!! email me your info, ladies!

thanks to everyone for hopping with us!!

Nov 24, 2011


hApPY tHAnkSgiVIng!!!! 

i'm thankful for more than i can list here. 
amazing husband, family, friends, get the picture. ♥

have a safe and happy holiday!


stamps: unity, marah johnson + unity
cardstock: early espresso, cherry cobbler, dusty durango, walnut cream
ink: rusty hinge distress, fired brick distress, gathered twigs distress, wild honey distress, early espresso
embellishments:  paper tape, prismacolor markers
tools:  small labels nestabilities

Nov 23, 2011


beep beep!! for all those traveling tomorrow for  big festivities, travel safe!!  

this set of atcs is for a car swap suzi is hosting. this is was where i discovered my love for black soot distress ink. so crisp and yummy!!

stamps: elzybells, studio g
cardstock: dusty durango, walnut cream
ink: ripe persimmon distress, broken china distress, black soot distress, early espresso, onyx black
embellishments:  prismacolor markers
tools:  amuse cloud die

happy thanksgiving eve!!

Nov 22, 2011

about you...

there are some situations where all you can say is "i'm thinking of you".  nothing else seems to say what you mean or everything else sounds lame.

this is another atc converted into a card.  loving the idea!!

about you
stamps: jillibean soup+unity, unity
cardstock: early espresso, walnut cream, bo bunny pp
ink: early espresso, fired brick distress
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, twine

Nov 19, 2011


if you read my blog at all, or know me even a little, you know i've got a huge addiction.  no, not to crack...but something just as addicting.  my name is angie and i'm a rubber addict.  yes, i'm hopelessly addicted to rubber stamps.  especially from unity stamp company.  so here's my public service announcement for the weekend.  because who doesn't love a good deal???

go on.
click the picture.
you know you want to.  
what better reason?

thanks(giving) blog hop...

hello and welcome to the thanks(giving) blog hop with a few {ippity} chicks!!  thanksgiving is a great time of usually marks the beginning of the holiday season.  it's also a time to think about all we are thankful for.  what a great time to have a blog hop centered around giving thanks and thanksgiving!  so pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and hop through the blogs!

i will be giving away one of the new {ippity} kits to a random peep, so don't forget to leave a comment (winner will be picked on 11/25!).  some of the other chicks are also giving away blog candy, too, so comment along the hop!! 

a craftie from work was making some cute cards one day and she was using burlap on them.  i loved the idea so i wanted to try it.  i got light colored burlap and inked the edges with some distress ink.  love the burlap!

thanks and gratitude
stamps: ippity
cardstock: dusty durango, soft suede, walnut cream
ink:  gathered twigs distress, rusty hinge distress, peeled paint distress
embellishments:  burlap

next up on the hop is lisa.  visit her blog schnauzer scraps.   thanks for visiting!!  and, if you need the new (or not new!) {ippity} releases or want a {just add ink!} kit, visit my {ippity} blog for all the details!!  

here is the complete list of hoppers.

angie - {stampsings of the shug} **you are here!**
lisa - schnauzer scraps
andrea - ippity stamps 4 u
jen m - mitten's papercrafting
barbara - {ippity} do da
kim - scrappin creations
cheri - the paper freak
jenmarie - taylor-made by jenmarie
noelle - noelle scraps a lot
jenny j - jen's cup of creations
sarah - the joys of creating
crystal - crystal's craft corner
susan - paper & joy

happy hopping!!!

Nov 18, 2011

happy wishes...

there's a new craze going on right now.  [washi tape]  it's a thin paper tape that comes in a variety of colors and patterns and is great for paper crafts like card making and scrapbooking.  it can be used on virtually any crafting project.  and now you can make your own washi tape pretty easily!  so i tried it out and made some for this card.  i stamped the snowflakes in chalk ink and then stamped the sentiment right on the washi tape after i put it on my card.  totally fun to use!

happy wishes
stamps: unity, ippity
cardstock: soft sky
ink: blue chalk, onyx black
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, washi tape

and's friday!  so friends with flair time.  go see what the other unity/ippity crafties are up to!

blog hop tomorrow!!

don't forget tomorrow is the thanks(giving) blog hop with some of the {ippity} chicks!!  
see you here!!! 

Nov 16, 2011

good life part 2...

i revisited an atc i made last week and turned it into a card.  that's the beauty of atcs.  you can easliy make cards out of them.  and i have a friend  that seems to love the atcs but wants it in a card form.  so i've been playing around with some.

good life
stamps: inky antics, studio g,  just johanna/obp
cardstock: crumb cake, daffodil delight
ink: worn lipstick distress, onyx black
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, washi tape

i love this stamp and had to put it on the inside of this card.  it seemed to fit so well!!

Nov 14, 2011

thanks(giving) hop...

don't forget this saturday (nov 19th) is the thanks(giving) blog hop with some of the {ippity} chicks!!  see you here!!!


another week gone by.  that means a new sketch over at the {ippity} chick challenges blog!!  this week's sketch (cc06) is this:

i loved it because i rarely use the tim holtz on the edge dies that i have and i love them.  i should definately use them more often!  so go check out the challenge by clicking the button below the picture and play along!  there are {ippity} stamps to be won!!

stamps: ippity
cardstock: certainly celery, pool party, daffodil delight
ink: pear pizzazz, daffodil delight, blue chalk
embellishments:  baker's twine
tools:  brackets on the edge die, labels nestabilities

Nov 13, 2011

skinny tree...

can you believe thanksgiving is just around the corner?  yikes!  i do have a few christmas cards finished.  not nearly as many as i would like, but some!  hopefully over thanksgiving i can get the rest done.  this is a simple card that reminds me of charlie brown!

skinny tree
stamps: stampin up, jillibean soup+unity
cardstock: crumb cake, pool party
ink: pool party, lucky limeade, crushed curry, cherry cobbler, early espresso
embellishments:  baker's twine

Nov 11, 2011

make everyday...

it's friday and friends with flair time!!   visit the unity blog for all the fwf goodness!

here is the next card in my {just add ink!} kit. with the kit, card making is simplified for you.  the kit contains supplies to make 10 cards (five of two different designs), envelopes and an awesome {ippity} stamp set.  all cardstock is precut.  all you have to do is stamp and assemble.  this particular card will require a corner rounder, too.  or you can leave the corners as is.  up to you!!

make everyday
stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, vanilla, bo bunny pp
ink: crumb cake, walnut stain
embellishments:  baker's twine
tools:  corner chomper

i have two different {just add ink!} kits.  you can see them both on my {ippity} blog and order them there.  the nice thing about these kits is there is no stress of making christmas cards or cards to have on hand for any occasion.  just assemble and mail! order either {just add ink!} kit before thanksgiving and i'll throw in a few extra goodies!

and happy 11/11/11!!!    

Nov 9, 2011

good life...

good morning!!! with the balmy 21 degrees today, i felt we needed a little sunshine and dreams of warmth.  this little chickee does the trick!!  this set of atcs is for a chicken swap my friend suzi is hosting. 

good life
stamps: inky antics, studio g
cardstock: crumb cake
ink: worn lipstick distress, onyx black
embellishments:  prismacolor markers

Nov 7, 2011

uplift the soul...

i was totally inspired by lesley's creation on the last episode of unity tv.  of course if you know me much at all, you know i am not a scrapbooker.  (makes me shudder a little!)  but you never know where you are going to find inspiration and this was it.  i was wanting to use the set time for...friends and wine from {ippity} and when i saw the circle of flowers, i knew what i wanted to do.

uplift the soul...
stamps: ippity 
cardstock: blushing bride, pear pizazz
ink: blushing bride, lucky limeade, old paper distress, black soot distress
embellishments: baker's twine, prismacolor markers

ps.  how have i lived with out black soot distress ink by mr. tim holtz?  i bought it last week and it has rocked my world!!  that and baker's twine.  can't get enough of the stuff!

Nov 6, 2011

just because...

sometimes, good things come in small packages.  they also come in tiny envelopes!  i made this mini card (it's tiny...2x2 inches) for the latest {ippity} challenge over at the {ippity} blog.  the challenge is to make something mini--a mini card, mini notebook, mini book, etc.

just because
stamps: ippity 
cardstock: daffodil delight, pear pizazz, walnut cream
ink: daffodil delight, lucky limeade, early espresso
embellishments: prima flowers
tools:  scallop punch, circle punch

i also combined this challenge with the challenge (cc05)from the chick challenges blog (click button below to visit this blog).    this is my take on this week's sketch.  you should play along because you can win a cute {ippity} set!

Nov 5, 2011

warm wishes...

i love the 5th of each month!  it means new releases from {ippity}!!  i used both new sets on this card.  anyone who knows a ski bum (or a penguin lover!) has got to get this set.  and guess what??  it's only SIX bucks!  why wouldn't you get one??  (snowflake is from the other new set.)

warm wishes
stamps: ippity 
cardstock: soft sky, pale plum
ink: soft sky, onyx black, pumice stone distress
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, baker's twine, glitter pen, shimmer spritz

visit my {ippity} blog to see both complete sets and to order.  remember if you order by monday, you get some bonus unity stamps!

Nov 4, 2011

the best...

friday.  fwf.  you know the drill.  unity blog.

on a different note, here's a shocker...joined a swap.  had no idea how it would turn out.  we had to draw our own birds or owls. i picked birds.   i made these little guys.  chirp! 

peace out, peeps!

the best
stamps: unity, amuse
digi stamps:  me!
cardstock: lucky limeade
ink: pumice stone, peeled paint, seedless preserves, broken china (all distress inks)
embellishments:  prismacolor markers

ps. one more day until new {ippity}!!!

Nov 3, 2011

the dreaded...

i'm afraid i can't be in denial anymore.  winter is just around the corner.  yuck.  but there are a couple of good things around the corner, too!!

on saturday, november 19th, there is going to be an awesome blog hop.  it's a thanks(giving) blog hop with some fantastic {ippity} chicks!!

and in two short days, there are new {ippity} stamps available!!  and they are sweet!!  and wintery.  which is fine because they are cute!

order either of these kits before monday (11/7) and i'll throw in a few random unity stamps as a bonus!  visit {ippity}shug to order!

Nov 2, 2011

love & laughter...

i have another {just add ink!} kit  to show you.  this kit uses the {ippity} set so this is love, which is  such a fun set.  the kit includes material for 10 cards (5 cards of each of the two designs) and all you have to do is just add ink!  here is the first of the two designs in the so this is love {just add ink!} kit. i will post the second card next week.

love & laughter
stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, not quite navy, baja breeze, imaginisce pp
ink: baja breeze, blue bayou, crumb cake

visit my {ippity} blog for info on purchasing either {just add ink!} kit