Friday, May 28, 2010

{FWF} Happy Life - May 28

Happy Friday - This will be short and sweet like the card since I have 'bout a zillion things to do before leaving for a couple days to spend in NYC (Yeah!!) Sorry for the bad picture - I couldn't wait for the natural light :-)  This is for the color challenge over at Color Q

I you are looking for the blinkie - sorry not here :-) 
For a list of all those participating go to the Unity blog.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a safe and happy Memorial Weekend.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page, Smooch
Paper: K & Co., Kraft from Michaels
Ribbon, Spellbinders, Circle punches, hole punches

Monday, May 24, 2010

{Hippity} Hop - Never Forget

Happy {hippity} Hop everyone!  Todays card is brought to you by the new set "Now & Always" which as always can be purchased by clicking on the link.  I used the color challenge from ColorQ, luckly I went to the Buffalo CK Convention last Friday and found the perfect paper in the ton of stuff I got there! I kept it pretty simple to let the stamps stand out on their own. I hope everyone has fun hopping - I am sure there is some fab stuff out there - there are some very talented ladies out there! 
thanks for looking!

Stamps: {ippity}
Paper: SEI, Coredinations
Ink: Colorbox
Corner Rounder, Button, Half Pearls

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Butterfly Verve Challenge

Hi All! Just got the card for the Verve Challenge over on SCS done. Cute sketch again from Amber - our inspiration was to come from our own craft rooms.  I decided to use some new paper that I got from the Buffalo Creating Keepsakes convention.  Boy was that fun! There was some great stuff - I could've spent about ten times more than I did!  I also used the challenge from Embellish Magazine which was to use the colors green, black and kraft, with a butterfly.  I dug out a stamp that I had gotten from the dollar store(Shhhh...don't tell!) that I colored in with colored pencils.  The flowers are die cut from a Tim Holtz Sizzix die from felt and paper, threw some brads in the middle and call it a day! All in all it came together faster than I expected when I first saw the sketch over at Verve - I have to say - the sketch kinda scared me!  Thaks for looking!

Stamps: $ Store
Paper: SEI, Kraft from Michaels
Ink: Ancient Page
Spellbinders, T.H. Sizzix Die, felt, ribbon, brads

Friday, May 21, 2010

{FWF} 5/21/10 Unique

Happy Blog Hopping today - I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects that are out there!  Today's card is using the May Store Kit and the scallop from the {ippity} set Sweet Thoughts of Spring - I love those scallops, they are soooo versatile. I used the sketch from ICS and the color challenge of PDC.  Thanks for joining in for the hop today and keep searching for that blinkie, find it and Unity goodness could be coming your way! 

Stamps: Unity , {ippity}
Paper: K & Co., Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page
Cuttlebug EB Folder, Copics, Stickles, Half Pearls, Ribbon

Monday, May 17, 2010

Wander - H{ippity} Hop May 17

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by for todays H{ippity} Hop.   Todays card I used a couple different challenges to help give me inspiration.  I used the sentiment from new {ippity} Delightful Little Things and What Matters Most

Play Date Cafe has this awesome picture to get color inspiration from. I also used Stamptacular Sunday Challenge's requirement for a tree, as well as Inspirational Card Sketches Sketch.

Stamps: {ippity}
Paper: Coredinations, K & Co.
 Ink: Ancient Page
Metal Butterfly Charms from MM,
Copics, Buttons, Crystals

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop! For a full list of H{ippty} Hoppers please go to the {ippity} blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

You're in the Hospital

Here is my Week 3 Verve challenge over on SCS.  I am trying to play a bit more with Digi's so I broke out one of Dustin Pike's over at Doodle Dragon Studios - go take a look - he has some way cute digi's.  Anyway - Amber has some very nice inspiration pics to choose from - lots of great colors this week.  Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Doodle Dragon Digi, My Sentiments Exactly
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: DCWV, Coredinations
Buttons, Copics 

Beauty of Life

Good Morning - Happy Sunday!  I did this card for the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge and I totally cased this card by Mariana - what a beautiful card Mariana did!  The images are form Unity's May Store KOM - what great images are in that kit! I kept it nice and soft by stmping in Versamark and applying chalks to give it a little watercolor effect. The sentiment is up on foam tape to give dimension to the card.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page, Versamark
Paper: Coredinations
CB Emboss Folder, Pebbles Chalk, Cornor Rounder

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 14, 2010

FWF May 14th

Happy Friday! TGIF - Thank you for stopping by for todays Friends with Flair blog hop! For a complete list of all the hoppers please visit Unity's blog.  Todays card features two {ippity}sets Moonbeams and Heartstrings and Delightful Little Things. DLT is one of the brand new {ippity} releases, which are all quite fab! I kept it quite simple, and used stickles to add a little sparkle by the sentiment and the stars - I was hoping they would show up a bit better but the sun just doesn't feel like coming out much this week!  Thanks for stopping by and keep hunting for the blinkie - if you haven't found it yet!

Stamps: {ippity}
Paper: DCWV and K & Co.
Ink: Ancient Page
Gold Stickles, Spellbinders, Copic

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{ippity} release!!!!

Hooray!!! the new {ippity} is here.  Books a' Flutter is the set I used for this card.  the background was created from an old and favorite book that I read to pieces (literally!) and decided to put the remains to good use.  I used the sketch from CPS as inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope every one enjoys all the {ippity} goodness on your hopping.

Good eye, Becky - it is a Little House book - It is from Farmer Boy (it was one of my favorites - it is in several pieces - which is why I used it, lol) :-)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Delight {hippity} hop

Monday again! At least there is the {Hippity} Hop to brighten everybodys Monday!  Today I used {ippity} sets Devoted and Love in Return - both for sale here.  I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions challenge. I tried to keep it pretty simple to let the sentiment take center stage. TFL!

Stamps:{ippity} Love in Return and Devoted
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: AC Cardstock, Coredinations
Crystals, markers, Nestibilities

Friday, May 7, 2010

{FWF} Fabulous!

Hello All, and thanks for playing along with Unity's Friends with flair!  My card today uses both Unity and {ippity}. I love this little retro flower stamp that came with the April '10 KOM and decided to pair it with the "fabulous" sentiment from {ippity}'s 'Where You Should Be' set.  I decided to use the colors from the Play Date Cafe (I may even have to use this color story again - LOVE these colors together!) and the sketch from CPS
Hopefully you are following along with all the other FWF bloggers - the full list can be found on Unity's blog.  Don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the special blinkie - it isn't here so keep on looking!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity, {ippity}
Paper: Coredinations, Gemstones
Ink: Ancient page, SU Marker
CB Emboss folder, brads from The Paper Studio, crystals 

P.S. - I also have a mystery set that was found at a garage sale that I am trying to identify over in this post - so any help would be much appreciated!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Well I tried to use no embellies at all for the OLW3 challenge at the Simplicity blog, and I almost did it! But then I had to put a couple little pearls in the saying - I couldn't help myself! :-)  The main focus of the challenge was to use the extra punctuation that always comes with stamping sets (and are always forgotten about!) I kinda cheated because the brackets on the sentiment were already a part of the stamp.  Both stamps are from {ippity} the sentiment from the Love in Return set and the heart from Music of my Heart both are for sale on my {ippity} blog.  A really clean and simple card.  Thanks for looking!

Stamps: {ippity}
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: cardstock from Staples
Half pearl embellies

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glitter Thanks

I didn't plan for it to be a two post day, but, as I was blog hopping, boy are there some great blogs out there! I came across this blog and decided to play along with the great challenge there while watching Lost. The one layer  challenge is always tough - it just doesn't seem finished until there are layers, lol! For this card I chose to use Regal Greetings by {ippity} just click on the link to purchase.  The twist for this challenge was to use flock or glitter, so I choose glitter.  I added some crystals for a little bling adding a little demension and color without adding layers. 
Stamps: Regal Greetings by {ippity}
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Grey Cardstock from Staples
MS Glitter, Crystals


Mother's Day

I am uploaded this early even though this was a Mother's Day request from my Mom (I will give a shout out to her  - Hi Mom!) My cousin found this stamp set at a garage sale - it had no name on it and love to be able to give credit where credit is due - so if anyone happens to know who made it, please let me know.  I have a picture of the whole set down below.  Anyway - I digress - I kept the card fairly simple so the focus is on the flapper girl. I stamped her then paper pieced her dress from DP and cardstock. She was holding a fan in her hand so I cut a small slit next to her dress to anchor some small feathers I got from AC Moore. I hate how photos sometime change the colors around - the feathers are a much better match to the dress in RL - oh well. This card was perfect for a couple challenges - which is why it is getting posted earlier and Mom is getting a different one! :)  It is for the Stamptacular Sunday , Cowgirl's very first challenge(Congrats), and for the OCC challenges(not a flower in sight!). 
Stamps: unknown - someone help me out :), Studio G sentiment
Paper - Bazzill, DCWV
Ink - Ancient Page
Spellbinders fancy tags, feathers

Can anyone help?????????? Who made this????

Monday, May 3, 2010

H{ippity} Hop for Monday the third!

Hello all!  It is time for the h{ippity} hop and there are some fabulous cards out there in H{ippity} land. Make sure you go out and take a look at all the {ippity} goodness.  You can find who is participating by going to the {ippity} blog and leave some love for the participants.

Here is my card for the hop.

This one is done using {ippity} Because of you (for sale here) for the Sketch Girl sketch and Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge (a love card).  I kept it pretty simple as the stamp syas it all "so in love with you" The only other embellishment I did was a few pearls on the heart to help it pop out.  
Stamps: {ippity} Because of you
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Coredinations, Bazzill, DSP from stash
Spellbinders circle and blossom, pearls

Hope everyone enjoys the H{ippity} Hop today. TFL!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Life is Simple

Well, I haven't had as much time for crafting as I would've liked but I did get my card done for the Verve challenge over at SCS.  Our room this month is a visit to the crafting room and the pics to inspire us are inspiring me more than on the card level!  Oh, to have a studio like any one of them!! It is good to have a dream! lol.  Any way, I found a curtain in the first pic that just captured my attention and away I ran.  I also used the color challenge over at ColourQ - actually I finished my card and then realized with a minor change of button color I used the colors without realizing it  - I love happy mistakes!  I used my new {ippity} set (Simply Home - for sale here)  I Distressed my CB embossed panel with shabby shutters ink and pretty much stuck with the monochromatic look from there. All in all it was a fun and simple card to make

Stamps: Simply Home from {ippity}
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: Coredinations, AC Cardstock
MS Punch, CB Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Buttons