Apr 30, 2012


what an amazing weekend i just had...full of friends, stamping, laughing, a little lot of silliness.  it's so good for the soul to do that now and then!!  and i was pretty productive as well!!

i'm so lucky to have the amazing group of crafties that are also good friends.  thanks, peeps, for the awesome trip!!  can't wait until next year!!!

here's a card i made for the current sketch challenge from the chick challenges blog.  i was a little intimidated by the sketch, but it turned out ok.

stamps:  ippity
cardstock: bermuda bay, pool party
ink: island indigo
embellishments:  distress ink markers

now you know what i'm going to tell you to do...right?
go get CRAFTING and play along with the challenge!!

Apr 26, 2012


it's party time!! happy 4th birthday to my favorite stamp company, unity!!  we are having a blast at my crafties get together for 'palooza '12!!  lots of stamping and laughing going on.  loving it!!  i have managed to get some cards done.  including this one.  and it's friday, so friends with flair time!!  check it out here!!

happy birthday
stamps:  unity
cardstock: bermuda, stampin up pp, purely pomegranate
ink: jet black
embellishments:  baker's twine, prismacolor markers

have a fantastic weekend, peeps!!

Apr 23, 2012

take flight...

are you loving the april {ippity} releases as much as the rest of us??  this is another awesome set, let your heart take flight. love it!!  and again, my new favorite card size!  did a little paper piecing with this, too.

take flight
stamps:  ippity
cardstock: white, crumb cake, fancy pants pp, mme pp
ink: black
embellishments:  rhinestones

as always, if you need any of the {ippity} releases you can now order them straight from the unity site by picking me (angie reece) as your {ippity} chick or you can visit my {ippity} blog for all the details!!

Apr 20, 2012

gather the peeps...

i'm so excited that my annual girls/crafties trip is finally NEXT WEEK!!  going a year without hanging out with this group is way too long!!  of course some of us don't go a whole year, but not everyone can get together more than that.  so i'm very excited for next wednesday when i get to go to palooza '12!  i saw this stamp and knew it was meant for them!!

it's also friday, so friends with flair.   i aslo entered it into the unity kit of the month challenge. check out the unity blog for all the deets.  i used the march '12 and august '11 kotm.

gather the peeps
stamps:  unity
cardstock: crumb cake, pink pirouette, amuse pp, my mind's eye pp, sei pp
ink: pink pirouette, broken china, worn lipstick, walnut stain
tools:  silhouette

plus...another huge sale!!

Apr 19, 2012

with your heart...

guess who's the hot chick again this week over at the {ippity} chick challenges blog??    woot woot!!  so i expect all of my crafties to play along with us!  plus, there will be a prize involved!!  and this is my second chick challenge post of the week.  so take a hint and join us!!

i am totally loving this little flowers that i make from glimmer misted muslin.  and i had some extra so i added a little ruffle along the edge of the circle.  and and i used one of the new {ippity} sets that came out last week. and and and...just kidding!

with your heart
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  soft sky, pale plum
ink: broken china, dusty concord, platinum planet
embellishments:  glimmer mist, muslin

Apr 16, 2012

stole my heart...

it's hard to believe i have some {ippity} stamps that have never been ink, but it's true.  i love the set straight from the heart  but i have never used it.  crazy.   i made this for our anniversary last week and finally used it.  it's true...my husband stole my heart.  inside says:  and i love you more today than yesterday.  aww...i'm a hopeless romantic, i know!!

who's playing along with this week's chick challenge?  if you aren't, why not?  a chance to win free stamps?  go grab some {ippity} or unity stamps, get them inky, and join the challenge!! check it out here.

stole my heart
 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: crumb cake
ink: barn door, worn lipstick, dusty concord
embellishments:  washi tape, rhinestones, prismacolor markers

Apr 15, 2012

lucky 13...

have you taken advantage unity's friday the 13th sale yet??  did you know if you buy the new {ippity} bundle, you get to pick three itty bitties from this bunch for only $1.30 each???  that's like almost getting them free!!  but you gotta hurry...today's the last day! click the image below to order yours now!!

(and it's easy to pick me as your {ippity} chick...just follow the directions below!)

Apr 13, 2012


holy friday, batman!!  AND it's friday the 13th!!!  dun-dun-duh!!!  are you so exhausted excited from the blog hop and {ippity} release party last night??  what a blast it was.  if you missed out, check the hop out here.  since it's friday, that can only mean friends with flair!!  more fun with the unity peeps!!  check that out here!

this is a new set from the release yesterday called bloom & simplify.  you know you want it.  it's such an awesome set.  and i love the simplicity of it.  makes a simple card a little elegant.  and i can't wait to use this on an art journal page or canvas.  woot woot!

 stamps:  ippity
cardstock: white
ink: black, dusty concord
embellishments:  prismacolor markers

and it wouldn't be a freaky day (friday the 13th and all) without a fantabulous sale from unity.  you can get the new releases from {ippity} in a bundle for only forty bucks.  awesome deal!!  don't forget to pick me as your {ippity} chick when you order from the unity site.

Apr 12, 2012

happy blog hop+par.tee...

what's that?  another {ippity} release day!!  you know it.   the second thursday of each month.   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 below to go there!)

now for my card...it's one of the new sizes i'm loving lately.  this set is awesome if you have any golfers in your life, or even if  you don't!

 stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  kiwi kiss, soft sky, fancy pants pp
ink:  onyx black, walnut stain, stormy sky, kiwi kiss, white craft
embellishments:  clear embossing powder, prismacolor markers

next up on the hop is jennifer at mitten's paper crafting.

and you don't want to miss out on two very special prices for through this weekend.   the new {ippity} releases in a bundle pack for $40.  that saves you $14 (if you are like me, to spend on more rubber!!)
if you need the new (or not new!) {ippity} releases  remember you can now order them straight from the unity site by picking me (angie reece) as your {ippity} chick or you can visit my {ippity} blog for all the details!!
and a grab bag of unity goodness for only $18!

phew!!  that's a lot of info in one post.  have an awesome time hoping through the blogs and if you get lost along the way, here is a list.  

Apr 11, 2012


it's going to be a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!

don't forget the blog hop that will start at 6pm mst (that's 8pm est, 7pm cst, 5pm pst).  
get ready to get hoppy!!

Apr 9, 2012


what a week it was being *growing in unity* girl!!  i absolutely loved it!  and this week it's finally time for the big {ippity} release!  so be sure to join the {ippity} chicks for a blog hop on thursday.

and now for the winning commemt from my *growing in unity* week.   the lucky duck who gets their choice of two itty bitties is...

Blogger Gwen said...
Cute ATCs!!

4/8/12 6:01 PM

yay!! gwen, please email me your two itty bitty choices and address!  and thank you to all who visited my blog and left such nice comments!  

Apr 6, 2012

dared to dream...*giu day 5*

wow *giu day 5* is here so fast!!  what a week this has been!!  thank you for coming to visit each day and checking out all my projects as *growing in unity* girl!   and thank to unity for the opportunity!  and don't forget that it is friends with flair today!!   be sure to check out the unity blog for the awesome projects.

today's project is another 4x4 canvas.  i think that this sums up what i've been doing lately. daring to dream.  working outside of my comfort zone and trying new things.  i never would have guessed in a million years that i would a) create a canvas like this and b) like this girly girl stamp!!!  but i do.  love them both!!  i used a few unity sets on this canvas.  all  lovelies from christy tomlinson:  reversed punchinella,  she leaped and she art print texture.

dared to dream
 stamps:  unity, christy tomlinson
ink:  jet black
embellishments:  paper flowers, glimmer spray, rhinestones, muslin
other:  canvas, acrylic paint, gesso, watercolor crayons

thanks for your comments all week.  i'll be picking the winner of the free stamps from all the comments and announcing it on monday so be sure to come back and see if it is you!  

Apr 5, 2012

do...happy...*giu day 4*

good morning/afternoon/evening depending on when you are reading this!!  it is *giu day 4* here on my blog.  loving this week!!  today i have a set of atcs that i made for a swap my friend cindi hosted.  it was a "get your paint on" swap.  we had to use some sort of paint in the atc.  so i mix media-ed them!!  i used the chevron stamp from the dec 11 kotm and the sentiment from the {ippity} kit do what makes you happy.

 stamps:  unity, ippity
cardstock: chipboard, book pages
ink: white craft
embellishments:  acrylic paint, glimmer mist, charcoal pencil, buttons

i can't believe this week is nearly over!  come back tomorrow for the last day of my *giu* week.  i hope you 've been commenting along the way for your chance at free unity goodies!

Apr 4, 2012

house a home...*giu day 3*

it's hump day...or whatever name you have for wednesday... and it's *growing in untiy* day 3!  hope you are enjoying your week.  i'm having a blast being the *giu* girl.  today i have another card to show you.  i was looking for something the other day and ran across a box of regular old envelopes.  i don't think in all my card making days, it's ever dawned on me to make a card to fit this type of envelope.  i don't know why, because i have a ton!  so now i'm smitten with the size of card that is 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.  and i'm having a blast making cards this size!  i used two {ippity} kits on this card, house a home and loads of love.

house a home
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  white, my mind's eye pp
ink: soft suede, spun sugar, worn lipstick

come back tomorrow and check out another project.  and here's a little sneak peek of one of the new {ippity} sets being released next week.

Apr 3, 2012

you.are.old. *giu day 2*

it's day two of giu week!!  !   today i have a card i made using the feb 12 kotm and an awesome stamp by christy tomlinson.  i know a few people with birthdays coming up and this will be perfect!!   i stamped on muslin, which is becoming a favorite embellishment of mine!!

 stamps:  unity, christy tomlinson
cardstock: river rock, soft suede
ink: walnut stain, old paper
embellishments:  muslin

be sure to come back each day and leave a comment.  at the end of the week, i'll pick a winner and  you can win your choice of two itty bitties from unity.  they are awesome like that!!

Apr 2, 2012

faith...*growing in unity day 1*

this week i am the *growing in unity* girl!  woo hoo!!  that means i'll be posting a new project each day this week (mon-fri) using my fave stamps by unity and {ippity}.  bet you didn't know they were my faves, did you!!  so be sure to come back each day and leave a comment.  at the end of the week, i'll pick a winner and  you can win your choice of two itty bitties from unity.  they are awesome like that!!

today's project is a 4x4 canvas i made for a friend who's been having some rough times.  i used the {ippity} kit faith blooms.  funny story...i used every stamp from this set and had them out while i was creating.  i must have cleaned up very well, because the stamps are NOWHERE to be found!!  i think they may have been tossed in the garbage.  sad day.  oh well...i can get another set!

 stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  fancy pants pp
ink: jet black, peeled paint, ripe persimmon, worn lipstick
embellishments:  prismacolor markers, acrylic paint
other:  canvas

see  you tomorrow!!  and remember if you need any {ippity} stamps, pick me as your {ippity} chick at the unity website or visit my {ippity} blog.   there is new release coming up next week and it has got to be one of my favorite releases!!!