Mar 31, 2012

another peek...

i love showing peeks of the new {ippity} stamps coming out on april 12th. here's another!!

hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!!

Mar 30, 2012

so crappy...

best post title, ever!!  happy friday, peeps!  it's friends with flair time.  if you are new to fwf, you just start at the unity blog and check out a bunch of projects that unity peeps have made. and the bonus is you can win some unity goodies!  how fun is that?

i know, i know...this card looks pretty familiar.  i made a set of atcs last week and i had one lone roll of toilet paper left.  so it screamed, "make me into a card!"  so here it is!
so crappy
 stamps:  unity
cardstock: bo bunny pp, island indigo
ink: jet black
embellishments:  charmin toilet paper

and in case you forgot, there's a huge sale going on!  pick me as your {ippity} chick  because all {ippity} goodness is on sale, too!!

Mar 29, 2012

{ippity} sneaky peeky...

there's a new release of {ippity} loveliness coming on april 12th. but i can't wait that long to show little peeks of the new stamps because this is probably my favorite release ever!!
i l.o.v.e. them all!!!

also, there's  a ginormous sale going on starting today at unity.  40% off and a freebie??  love that!

check out the unity website.  don't forget to pick me as your {ippity} chick  because all {ippity} goodness is on sale, too!!

Mar 26, 2012

time to fly...

i told you i've was getting inky yesterday.  such a good feeling!! and there's more on the agenda for tonight, since it's monday!  woot woot!  ustream party at tracy's!  but for now, here's a card i made for the current sketch challenge from the chick challenges blog.  it is a flat card where you pull the tab and reveal the writing area.  i love that it's not a typical card.

what's that??   you haven't played along??  what are you waiting for?  it's free stamps, for cripes sake!  who doesn't love that??

time to fly
 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: fancy pants pp, soft sky
ink: soft suede, broken china distress, old paper distress
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, rhinestones
tools:  silhouette

and just to get the creativity flowing and to put you in the mood to play along with the {ippity} chicks, i'll throw in a little prize for everyone who plays along.  simply leave me a comment on this post telling me you submitted your project and i'll draw a winner for some {ippity} goodness.  now you have TWO chances for free {ippity}!  and if you want to buy any {ippity} goodies, pick me as your {ippity} chick at the unity website or visit my {ippity} blog.

so go get CRAFTING!!

Mar 25, 2012


ahh...i haven't been in my sanctuary craft room much this week. but i spent a good chunk of today in it. so i'm feeling much happier about life!!

 stamps:  unity
cardstock: fancy pants pp, dusty durango
ink: soft suede, dusty durango, old paper
embellishments:  ruffled ribbon, prismacolor markers
tools:  silhouette

and i definitely haven't used my silhouette much.  so i played with that a little too.  i love it because i can cut out different pieces that i need to use and arrange them as i want them all at once.  don't think the other cutting machines are that savvy!!  a great way to use up scraps, too!!!  no more wasting a whole sheet of cardstock for one little cut!

Mar 22, 2012


i can't believe i've only had one post this week.  well i can, because work gets in the way of craftiness.  oh well...i guess it pays for it, so it has to be done.  this is the result of the monday night ustream broadcast.  a challenge was given to draw a palm tree.   i'm no artist!!  but here's my palm tree!  and anyone that knows me will realize the other challenge i faced with this art journal page!

cardstock: watercolor paper
tools:  acrylic paint, gesso, charcoal pencil, sharpie
embellishments: glitter, buttons

Mar 19, 2012

we roll...

happy monday!!  i love mondays now...because of a cool ustream crafty session each week.  if ever there was a good reason to make monday a little better, this is it!  and i've been trying to not work on mondays so i can catch the ustream broadcast.  i know it's recorded, but it's just not the same!  so i made a set of atcs today for a swap i'm hosting.  theme is 'something punny'.  and i adore this stamp.  i even used real charmin (thanks to a great suggestion by my friend sherri!)

we roll
 stamps:  unity
cardstock: bo bunny pp, island indigo
ink: jet black
embellishments:  charmin toilet paper

Mar 16, 2012

branch out...

holy cow...friday.  which, in my world lately, means i'm working.  grumble, grumble.  oh well.  work=more stamps, right??  at least i got time to play yesterday!  speaking of which, so much going on with this card!!  it is for today's edition of friends with flair.  check out the other unity fanatics fans and their  creations.  this is also for this week's sketch from chick challenges blog. and i used another one of the new sets from the {ippity} release last week.  how cute is this birdcage??

branch out
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white, crumb cake, my mind's eye pp
ink: old paper distress, island indigo, early espresso
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, rhinestones, glossy accents
tools:  scallop border punch

have you joined a challenge yet?  you should because you can use any {ippity} or unity stamp now!  speaking of which, there is a LUCK sale going on now.  and free stamps!  who doesn't love free?  so go check it out, pick me as your {ippity} chick when you get some {ippity} goodness and come play along with the challenge!

Mar 14, 2012

your journey...

i had an idea after the monday night ustream session with tracy  winzapfel.  i loved the flowers, but have kind of overloaded on flowers lately in my art journal.  so i figured with st patrick's day coming up, and me being irish, i'd do something along those lines.  i found this irish blessing and thought it was perfect for my journal page. 

your journey
cardstock: watercolor paper
ink: walnut ink distress
acrylic paint:  espresso, lemonade, lemon drops, shell pink, snow cap
embellishments:  glimmer mist
tools:  silhouette

i didn't do any stamping on this, which is a first for me.  i cut all the shamrocks out with the silhouette.  i didn't have any green glimmer mist, so i made my own with reinkers and some silver paint.

Mar 11, 2012

counts as fruit...

it has been so nice the past few days.  bummer for me, i've been cooped up at work all day long.  but today i'm going to get a dose of vitamin d in the sun!!  not doing anything special...just getting some sunshine in my heart!  (ok, that sounded cheesy...) 

here's a card i made with one of the new {ippity} itty bitties that were released the other day.  it's funny!  did a little paper piecing, too.

counts as fruit
 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: fancy pants pp, my mind's eye pp
ink: early espresso
embellishments:  buttons

i used this week's sketch from chick challenges blog.  have you joined a challenge yet?  you can use any {ippity} or unity stamp now!

and if you are on pinterest, do me a favor and go "like" my entry in the unity-cha pinterest challenge.  it is a journal page i did.  and i have some ground to make up and only a few days left!! click on the button below to go "like" it!

like it here

Mar 9, 2012

just grow...

wow.  three journal pages.  and best of all, two ustream crafty sessions.  i can't believe i decided to do a bigger page.  this is 9x12.  huge!  thank you, tracy, once again for the inspiration!!

and a's friday, so that means friends with flair!  i wasn't planning anything this week, but turns out i used {ippity} stamps on this!!  go check out the other unity peeps.

just grow
 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: watercolor paper, book pages
ink: jet black, dusty concord distress, shabby shutters distress, broken china distress
embellishments:  acrylic paint, charcoal pencil, white pen

go get your stamp on...get creative and inky. 

happy weekend.

Mar 8, 2012

march release...

in all my excitement of the blog hop, i forgot to post the new release stamp pictures!!  whoops!!  here they are.  plus you can get a bundle deal if you want all of them!!

and there is a bundle of sentiments that are new.  how fun???

remember to pick me as your {ippity} chick for any purchase on the unity site (even if you aren't getting {ippity} earns brownie points!!)

fabulous blog hop...

it's another fabulous {ippity} release day!!  that means another blog hop with the {ippity} chicks.  you should have arrived from the {ippity} blog.  if you did not, then don't forget to start there.  (click the image above to go there!)

 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: so saffron, night of navy, pool party, my mind's eye pp
ink: broken china distress, so saffron, pool party, night of navy
embellishments:  prima flowers, stickles, glossy accents

with this blog hop comes some free {ippity} goodness!  to be eligible for the prize you will need to collect each word that shows up on each blog in the hop, which will make up an entire quote. there are a total of 14 words.  collect the words, figure out the quote, then find who to email at the end of the hop. 
 remember to look wherever (hint, hint!) in each post!

below is the list if you get lost along the way.  thanks for hopping with us!! 

if you need the new (or not new!) {ippity} releases  remember you can now order them straight from the unity site or you can visit my {ippity} blog for all the details!!

remember to pick me as your {ippity} chick for any purchase on the unity site (even if you aren't getting {ippity} earns brownie points!!)

Mar 7, 2012

groovy sneak...

are you ready for the {ippity} blog  hop tomorrow??  and new releases?  here's a sneak of one of the new stamps coming out.

you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see the whole thing.  but doesn't it make you feel all groovy??  inspiration comes in the funniest places.  i went to archiver's yesterday.  i ended up with only a few pieces of patterned paper and some jenni bowlin paint dabbers (sad, i know!).  but when i got home, i pulled the ink dabbers out of the bag and it hit me that i loved the color combo.  so it led to this card.

see you tomorrow for the hop!!

Mar 6, 2012

makes me happy...

i know...i know...can  you believe two art journal pages in a row?  i had to post this one because i got up early this morning to finish it, i was so excited about it.  it was inspired from last night's ustream class with tracy.  what do you think??

makes me  happy
 stamps:  unity-christy tomlinson, donna downy, susan weckesser
cardstock: watercolor paper
ink: jet black, broken china distress, seedness preserves distress, island indigo, versamark
embellishments:  silver embossing powder, glimmer mist, frost white & platinum all purpuse ink, acrylic pain, paper flower

plus this is entered into the unity-cha pinterest challenge.  i would love love love it if  you are a pinterest-er and would go "like" it!  click here!  and thank you!!!

Mar 5, 2012

in the end...

i finally got to do a new art journal page this week.  and today is monday, so i'm guessing i'll get a heaping dose of inspiration again tonight from the helmar ustream class with tracy weinzapfel.  i love mondays!!  crazy, i know. 

and {ippity} has a new challenge for the  month.  theme is anything that flies, has wings, is in the air.  how cool that my journal page absolutely fits the theme!!

i used my silhouette to create the background template, then sprayed it with different colors of glimmer mist.  love that technique!

in the end
 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: watercolor paper
ink: jet black, mustard seed distress, peeled paint distress
embelishments:  rhinestones, crystal effects, glimmer mist
tools:  silhouette

and don't forget that there is an {ippity} new release blog hop on thursday!!  you aren't going to want to miss it!!  

Mar 4, 2012

off the path...

who plays along with the weekly sketch challenge from the chick challenges blog?

if you don't, you should.  if you do, awesome!  either way,  the rules have changed a little (for the better!)  now, in addition to using {ippity} stamps on your project, you can also use unity stamps!!  i know that sooooo many of you have unity stamps, so now is your chance to play along with the {ippity} peeps for some free {ippity} stamps!! 

here's my take on this week's sketch.  i can't believe i haven't used anything from authentic man until now.  and i'm not sure why because i love this sentiment and the stars!

off the path
stamps:  ippity, unity
cardstock: white, my mind's eye pp, jillibean soup pp
ink: onyx black, stormy sky distress
tools:  silhouette

so grab some {ippity} or unity stamps and get inky!! then go check out the chick challenges blog and join this week's challenge!

Mar 2, 2012

consider yourself...

do you know how excited i am that it's friday??  my craft room has missed me terribly this week.  work just gets in the way of craftiness sometimes.  and because of a little major snowstorm wednesday night and a little mishap with a snow packed road, a patch of ice and a curb, i'll be spending today getting my jeep a new alignment.  instead of inking up a bunch of new rubber!!  but i did get one card made this week.  i used the feb kit of the month. i think it may be one of my favorite kits!  so go check out the rest of the friends with flair peeps over at unity

oh, and don't forget the sale this week. pick me as your {ippity} chick (even if you don't order any {ippity}, although there are lots of {ippity} stamps on sale too!!!) you can get a coupon for 29% off the new {ippity} releases that come out next thursday!!!

consider yourself
stamps:  unity
cardstock: soft suede, vanilla
ink: versamark, shabby shutters distress, old paper distress, walnut stain distress
embellishments:  clear embossing powder, acrylic paint