Feb 29, 2012


here's the second animal atc swap i joined. kitties. now, i wouldn't consider myself a cat lover. i like kitties, but not like i love puppies. so isn't it funny that while i only had two dog stamps, i have like a dozen cats?? 

stamps:  unity
cardstock: amuse pp, white, dusty durango
ink: crumb cake, wild hony distress, rusty hinge distress
tools:  prismacolor markers

wouldn't you know it, unity just happens to be having another sale!!  click on the sale image below to see the fab sets  you can get.  plus, pick me as your {ippity} chick even if you are only getting unity.  but i don't know why you wouldn't pick up some {ippity} goodness as well!!

Feb 27, 2012

bone appetit!

i have joined a couple of animal themed atc swaps that my friend, chris, is hosting.  i was totally surprised to find that i only have 2 dog stamps.  one i have used for almost every dog swap i've been in and the other is brand new and too big.  so i was looking around and fell in love with this little guy from hambo stamps. and i forgot how i love paper piecing with digi stamps.  it's so fun!

bone appetit
 digi stamps:  hambo
stamps:  unity
cardstock:  fancy pants pp, pool party, white, daffodil delight
ink: pool party
tools:  prismacolor markers

Feb 25, 2012


do you know what i love about challenges?  it gets me thinking of ideas that i never would have thought about.  take this card for example.  i made it for  this week's challenge (cc19) over at the {ippity} chick challenges blog.  and as i was taking a picture to post here, i thought of two more sayings i want to use with the exact same card.  love the chick challenges!!  and now that {ippity} is available on the unity website, more of you are getting some {ippity} goodness!  so you should play along with the challenge!  i think this is the first time i've ever made a project with only patterned paper.  i think it turned out pretty cute!

stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  fancy pants pp
ink: onyx black
tools: dotted scallop ribbon punch

and ps right now you can get all the {ippity} and unity you want for 30% off.  plus free sentiments with  your order.  how awesome is that???  don't forget to pick me as your {ippity} chick!

Feb 24, 2012


my head is spinning today...for a few reasons.  mostly because of unity.  seriously.  i need an intervention, i swear!

first a design call was announced.  i can't even wrap my head around how hard it's going to be for angela to narrow it down to four amazing people.  out of what i'm sure will be hundreds!

second, a monster sale!  again???  i need a second job...plus get yourself some sweet unity stuff this weekend, then you get some sweet credit for next week!!  for leap year.  awesome.  and while you are shopping, might as well pick up some {ippity} lovelies for yourself...remember to pick me as your chick!  because when unity is on sale, {ippity} is too!!

third...it's friday.  and friends with flair.  which means cool projects (check them out here) and a chance to win some unity gold red(rubber!) i made this set of atcs for a swap that lori is hosting.  theme was motorcycle/scooter related.

stamps: unity, amuse
cardstock: dusty durango, mme pp
ink:  onyx black, iced spruce distress, stormy sky distress
embellishments: glossy accents

Feb 22, 2012

friendship and rainbows...

have you joined the {ippity} challenge yet?  there's a new one and it's easy peasy.  the theme is clean and simple.  here's what i made using the new {ippity} itty bitty, friendship rainbow.  i used some glimmer spray and added some distress crackle paint to the hearts.  i love that stuff!!

 friendship and rainbows
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white
ink:  early espresso
embellishments: glimmer mist, rock candy distress crackle paint, prismacolor markers

go get your {ippity} stamps inky and join in. if you don't have any {ippity} goodness, then order some!  you can order straight from  unity and select me as your {ippity} chick.  or you can email me with your order.  i'd love to be your chick.

Feb 20, 2012

birds on a wire...

i love cutie looking birds.  no big surprise.  and the {ippity} set quotes a'la happy is one of my favorite sets. so i can't believe i'm going to say the following, but it's true:  i have never inked up this bird stamp.  huh??  in know...crazy.  so when i signed up for a bird atc swap, i knew i had to use it!  i also used some new adhesive that i have come to love.  it's 450 quick dry adhesive from helmar.  i know, i know...who needs another type of glue?  i did, apparently.  this stuff is awesome.  it's a liquid glue, but dries super fast.  so it's perfect for the tiny little gluing of things like the twine on this atc. 

birds on a wire
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white, island indigo, amuse pp
ink:  pink pirouette, daffodil delight, early espresso, tumbled glass distress
embellishments: prismacolor markers, twine
tools:  cloud die

Feb 17, 2012

owlie hello take 2...

so i don't normally post the same exact version of a card on my blog, especially in the next post.  but i wanted to make some more of this cute owlie card but didn't have enough paper.  so i changed it to the cute cloud background.

and once again, it's friday so soon.  so go take a look at the unity blog and check out friends with flair.  plus it's another huge sale...50% off some unity goods...and the little {ippity} gem below is only F.I.V.E. bucks!!   so get a little {ippity} (and pick me as your chick!) and some unity and get a little inky!

owlie hello take 2
stamps: unity, christy tomlinson
cardstock: early espresso, white,  amuse pp, my mind's eye pp
ink:  old paper distress, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Feb 15, 2012

owlie hello...

got up at an ungodly hour this morning, especially for a day off.  so i decided to be crafty.  i love this little owlie!

owlie hello 
stamps: unity, christy tomlinson
cardstock: early espresso, fancy pants pp
ink:  onyx black, old paper distress, early espresso
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Feb 14, 2012

heart and soul...

happy valentine's day!!

i'm loving challenges lately. i think it helps me get the creative juices flowing when i try and make a card from a sketch, but i don't want to make it exactly like the sketch.  i made this card for the unity kit of the month sketch challenge (which looks just like the sketch!).  i used the january kotm.  such a fun kit with so many options!!  i'm dying to get that little house inky!!  this card is another valentine-lovey card.  i think i've also made more valentiney cards this year than ever in my life! 

heart and soul
stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, pink pirouette, white
ink:  fired brick distress
embellishments: glossy accents

Feb 13, 2012


this is another page from my art journal. i'm sad i haven't done anything in it for two weeks. but making a new entry is on my list for this week. i can't wait!!  i had fun with this page.  i knew i wanted to use this stamp and i had some left over hearts from the last page i made that i wanted to use them like rain drops.  so i created an umbrella!

stamps:  ippity, tim holtz-stamper's anonymous
cardstock:  watercolor paper, dictionary page
ink:  jet black
embellishments: gesso, acrylic paint, twine
tools:  heart punch

Feb 10, 2012

good luck...

the nice thing about another friday coming is it's friends with flair over with the unity peeps.  have you joined in yet?  you can win free goodies!!

here's another one of the awesome new {ippity} sets released yesterday.  how funny is this!  i joined a swap that my friend chris is hosting.  the theme is "bun in the oven" or anything to do with having a baby.  i  had no idea what i was going to do.  then i saw this stamp.  p.e.r.f.e.c.t.!!  i didn't have a star punch, so i cut the little stars out with my silhouette.

good luck
stamps: ippity
cardstock: crumb cake, certainly celery, white, unknown pp
ink:  onyx black
tools: silhouette (stars),  prismacolor markers

ps.  you didn't think there wouldn't be a new release without a sale, right?
of course there is!!

shop on the unity website and remember to pick me as your {ippity} chick!

Feb 9, 2012

l.o.v.e. {ippity} hop...

happy {ippity} release day!! are you hopping with the {ippity} chicks today? if so, you should have arrived from the {ippity} blog. if you did not, then don't forget to start there. (click the image to go there!)  there will be some {ippity} goodness to be won!

l.o.v.e. is in the air with this blog hop.  each letter of the word love is some sort of element.  it's harder than you might think to come up with thing for those letters!!  so i came up with a different ingredient for each letter:

l - lucky limeade ink
o - old olive ribbon
v - very vanilla cardstock
e - echo park patterned paper

i realized i don't have any typical "love" elements on my card, so i used the love of the new {ippity} stamps!  you can also join in the l.o.v.e. challenge on the {ippity} blog here!

it sucks
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  blushing bride, lucky limeade, very vanilla, echo park pp
ink:  early espresso, lucky limeade, worn lipstick distress
embellishments: ribbon
tools:  circle punch, prismacolor markers, silhouette

if you need the new (and the old!) {ippity} releases  remember you can now order them straight from the unity site or you can visit my {ippity} blog for all the details!!   next up on the hop is crystal.  visit her blog crystal's craft corner.  thanks for hopping with us!! 

and last but not least, these stamps will be available tonight at 7pm cst as soon as the release party kicks off (follow this link!). so come party like a rock star with us!

many memories...

guess who's the hot chick this week over at the {ippity} chick challenges blog??   you guessed it, little old moi!  so go get your {ippity} stamps inky and come play along.  did i mention there's a prize involved???

many memories
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  purely pomegranate, bo bunny pp, my mind's eye pp
ink:  purely pomegranate

Feb 7, 2012

you are fab...

only one more day until the {ippity} new release party!  7pm cst.  be there or be square!!  i used the new fabulous girl set on this card.  and some fun canvas tape. i i even paper pieced, which i haven't done in a while!

you are fab
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  amuse pp, sassafrass pp, walnut cream
ink:  baja breeze, onyx black, walnut ink distress, worn lipstick distress
embellishments: canvas tape, prismacolor markers

and don't forget about the l.o.v.e. {ippity} blog hop starting tomorrow!


here's the first sneak from the february release coming in a few days. 

you are going to want to see the rest on thursday at the release party!!  and don't forget the blog hop!!

Feb 6, 2012


i actually did a little crafting this weekend and it was nice.  i didn't get much done last week since it was a crazy busy week (luckily i had extra crafties i could post throughout the week!).   one of my friends is having a rough patch, so i'm sending this to her.

i made this card for this week's challenge at over at the {ippity} chick challenges blog.  now that {ippity} is available on the unity website, more of you are getting some {ippity} goodness!  so you should play along with the challenge!

stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  daffodil delight, pool party, island indigo, white
ink:  pool party, pink pirouette, island indigo, onyx black, walnut ink distress
embellishments: prismacolor markers, buttons, twine

Feb 4, 2012

it's coming...

add it to your calendars!!  
you aren't going to want to miss this release. 
5 awesomely cute {ippity} itty bitties!!

Feb 3, 2012

better together...

february third.  what???  i'm a broken record, i swear.  oh well...today means friday, another day at work, friends with flair, AND one more day closer to another {ippity} new release!!  february ninth.  one week! you are going to l.o.v.e. them!!!  in the meantime, check out the unity lovelies today.

i have the best hubby in all the land.  truly.  i'm so spoiled.  so i made him this little card and put it in his car when i went to work this morning.  i should do it more often!!

better together
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  very vanilla
ink:  riding hood red, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Feb 1, 2012

little one...

i've been feeling a little neglectful of some of my stamps that haven't been used in a long time (or ever!) so i used some on this one.  i made this card for a friend who needed a girlie baby card.

little one
stamps:  unity, stampin up
cardstock:  pixie pink, soft suede, pink pirouette, pear pizazz
ink:  pixie pink, soft suede, pink pirouette, pear pizazz, crumb cake
embellishments: prismacolor markers