Monday, June 28, 2010

{hippity} hop - Home

Good Morning - Happy Monday! Hope you are having fun on your hop today! If you need a full list of all the hoppers check out the ippity site.  Don't forget to check out the new ippity challenge that starts today to win some ippity goodness.  I originally did this card for last weeks challenge of paper piecing(not that I need a challenge to do it!) but I totally spaced and didn't upload to SCS - oh well! It is coming at you for the hop instead!  Using Color Q's colors as inspiration - I paper pieced the cute little houses from "What Matter Most" and used the sentiment from "Simply Home", a couple crystals to add a little sparkle.  I wanted to keep it nice and simple to balance out the busy-ness of the papers.  Hope everyone has a great day - and happy hopping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Ippity
Paper: K&Co, ACCardstock, Cordinations
Ink: Ancient Page

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Red White and Blue

Well - the best thing about rainy days - I get lots of crafting done! :-) As I was out wandering in the blogging universe I came across the challenge over at the Cards blog for a fourth of July card. This worked out perfectly since I just got Unity's stamp set "Unity in America" you can only find it over at MMC - it is an exclusive to them.  It is a really great set - I really liked it since it has all the branches emblems and being a navy brat.......well lets just say that gave me extra incentive to get it!  Perfect for this time of year!  The sentiment was perfect for the distressed paper I thought I would use, a little distressing of the embossed panel, and coloring in the image with distress ink and a watercolor pen, stacked some butttons over the string and I was done.  Hopefully it will be a little sunnier tomorrow so I can get some yard work done - but it was nice to have a crafting day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress Ink
Paper: K & Co, Kraft from Michaels
Hemp string, Buttons, Cuttlebug EB folder

Little Birdies

So I am totally getting this in under the wire for the Picture Perfect Creations Summer kick off blog hop, but better late than never, right!  Any way - I finally got my KOM from Unity today and could hardly wait until it got out of the package to ink it up - They totally outdid themselves this month.  I know, I know it gets said every month but this month I couldn't wait to get my greedy little hands on it!  I used the sketch from ICS as inspiration - chaged it a little bit but that is creative liscense for you, lol!   Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Coredinations, Making Memories
Ink: Ancient Page, Copics
Paper flowers from Making Memories, Acrylic half pearls, buttons, stickles

Friday, June 25, 2010

{FWF} - Fun

Happy Friday Everyone - Almost the weekend - Yeah!  I hope everyone enjoys the Unity goodness out there this week - as always a complete list can be found here - and don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie!
I have been wanting to use this stamp for forever - I thought it was just a fun, happy, summer-y kind of stamp.  Up here in rochester these can be a common sight with all the little festivals we have going on in the summer.  I used the color combo from Play Date Cafe, I had found the perfect Basic Grey paper to go with it, and some ribbon in my stash that could've been made for it.  I love when that happens! 

Thanks for Looking!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Bazzill, Coredinations, Basic Grey
Ink: Ancient Page
Ribbon, Half Pearl, Spellbinders, star brads

Monday, June 21, 2010

{hippity} Hop - Baby Girl

Hello! I didn't think I was going to be able to get this card done by today - I was so not in the zone!  But I pulled through and here it is. I used a couple challenges to help spark the mojo - Embellish magazine's color challenge (with the requirement of something baby, mom to be, etc.) and seeing that Stamptacular Sunday Challenge had almost the same requirement -it was easy to use my {ippity} set "A Little Buggy" to add the bug requirement.  I Love this buggy set from {ippity} - who knew bugs could be so darn cute!

I hope everyone has a happy Monday - and don't forget to check everyone's {hippty} hop cards.  For a full list of bloggers - check out ippity's site.  Thanks for looking!

Stamps: {ippity}, not sure where the "Baby Girl" Stamp came from
Ink: Ancient Page, Colorbox
Paper: Bazzill, K & Co.
Half Pearls, Crystals

Friday, June 18, 2010

{FWF} Enjoy

Hello Everybody! It is a beautiful day here today - Sun is shining(which is a big deal for all of us here in Rochester!) and the birds are singing.  Todays {FWF} card is done with a little help from the Play Date Cafe challenge using the colors Black, White and a little splash of Blue.  I was  lucky enough to catch the Store stamping kit on Craftysteals this week and can I just mention that they have super fast shipping! I ordered it on Tues and already have it to ink up for this {FWF} post - can ya believe it?!?!?  I kept it pretty simple and let the gorgeous flower speak for itself.   For a list of all the other talented ladies participating in the hop, check out Unity's blog! Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Unity June Store Kit
Paper: AC Cardstock, Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page
Ribbon, Crystals

Monday, June 14, 2010

{hippity} Hop - Live

Happy Monday All!  Click here to check out all the {hippity} hop partcipants -There is some great talent out there!  For today {hippity} card I used Play Date Cafe's color challenge, The Our Creative Corner challenge and Sketch Girls Sketch for inspiration.  The {ippity} sentiment that I used is from the Delightful Little Things set.  Thanks for Looking!

Stamps: {ippity}
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Basic Grey, DCWV, Kraft from Michaels
Felt and paper flowers from MM, Ribbon,
Buttons, clear Pebble colored with Alcohol Ink

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Amazing Day!

What an awesome day yesterday!  Buffalo Stamps and Stuff  was lucky enough to get Tim Holtz to come out and hold some Workshops - Follow the link to see some amazing pictures form the classes.  My friend and I were a couple of 90 lucky ladies to take part in one of the workshops - "Generation Grunge."  How great would it have been to take all four classes!  Huge Thanks go out to Sharon for getting such a great talent to share his thoughts and ideas with us - and to make such a great experience for her scrappers/stampers!  I loved the idea of raising a paddle to add product to our bags - what a way to go broke!!! ;-)  Up above is the book that we did in our 4 hour class. It is done all from grunge board, grunge paper and regular paper. What a cool way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Friday, June 11, 2010

{FWF} Dream

Happy Friday!  Thanks for stopping by for todays blog hop - for a list of bloggers check out Unity's site.

Well - todays card came about when I decided to use my KOM that I just got.  I fell in love with this landscape one and decided it went well with the Basic Gray paper I just got (Urban Prarie) I paper pieced the image and used the sketch from ICS as inspiration.  I love the bright colors in the BG paper - it made me feel happy when I was working with it :-)

Don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie - someone on todays hop has it and you could win some Unity goodness! 


Stamps: Unity KOM
Paper: Basic Grey, AC Cardstock
Ink: Ancient Page
Buttons, Felt Flowers, Hemp Twine

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Well - I said in my last post that I was in a crafting frenzy and here is proof - second post today :-)  This is for week two of the Verve Challenges over at SCS.  I broke into the box I got from Crop Chocolate - a more addicting site I don't think you will find! I got some boy themed paper from Making Memories that was calling out to be used for this challenge - esp since we are drawing our inspiration from kids rooms this month.  I love the funkiness of the stamps and the paper - I think the long thing is supposed to be a bug - but I think it looks like an island dancer or tribal guy.  Anyway - this one ended up being a bunch of fun to do - and kinda nice to play with something that wasn't girly for a change.  Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Making Memories
Paper: Making Memories, Kraft from Michaels
Ink: Ancient Page, Palette for {ippity}

Two Hearts

I have been in a crafting frenzy the past couple days! I guess my mojo finally decided to come visit for a while - yeah!  I finally got my card for the week 1 Verve challenge over at SCS done, it is also for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  I am loving the inspiration photos that Amber is posting - this week I chose  this photo - what a super cute room!
I used my brandy new - just opened - smelling yummy Verve stamps "Budding Blossoms" I am still in shock at how fast they get the goodies out!  I also used the sentiment from Verve's "Anniversary Birdies" set.   Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Verve
Paper: SEI, AC Cardstock
Ink: Ancient Page

Monday, June 7, 2010

{Hippity} Hop - Best Things

Hello All! Happy Monday - it is time for the {hippity} hop! Check out the Ippity blog for all the blogs that are participating. Todays card is using "The Simple Things" set using the color challange from PPC of Pink, Olive, and Brown and the sketch from ICS(pick your own - I chose #40) A quick card that came together pretty easily - of course it helps that I liked the color combo! ;-)  Thanks for looking and don't forget to go look at everyones wonderful creations!

Stamps: {ippity}
Ink: Ancient Page, Colorbox
Paper: Coredinations, Bazzill, Scrapbook Walls
Ribbon, brad, Spellbinders

Sunday, June 6, 2010

When Life hands you Lemons.......

When I saw the challenge over at the Play Date Cafe of yellow and peach I knew the perfect stamp I had to use. I have been itching to ink up these from the March Store Kit from Unity Stamp Co.   Now, I was not thrilled with this color combo - kinda washed out and girly for me - but it came together a little easier for me since I came across the perfect paper(as I was searching for a different card of course!)  I used the sketch from CPS for additional inspiration. I colored the lemonade pitcher with copics, the lemons with Smooch and coverd it all with crystal effcts to make look like glass, and a little glitter on the lemon in the sentiment.  All in all I am happy how it turned out - hope you enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancinet Page, Colorbox
Paper: Coredinations, K & Co.
Ribbon, Glitter, Smooch, Copics, EK Success Border Punch
Spellbinders, Crystal Effects, Black EB Powder

Friday, June 4, 2010

{FWF} Journey

Hi All!  Boy how time flies by when everything is off by a day! I kept thinking I had an extra day to do this - but I got it done anyway :-)  I was flipping through my stamps and felt that this was a great sentiment - especially for the upcoming summer - just a little reminder to slow down and enjoy everything that is around us.  I used the ColorQ color challenge, which also put me in mind of a hot summer day.  The DP colors washed out a bit in the photo, what vibrant colors they are! I used my smooches on the toadstools to give a little shimmer and color, and embossed the sentiment to add a little dimension.

Follow along with all the Unity peeps and keep your eyes out for that darn blinkie - it could mean some Unity goodness coming your way! For a complete list of bloogers go over to the Unity site.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Unity Jan. KOM
Ink: Versamark
Paper: AC CArdstock, Coredinations
Smooch, EB Powder from Ranger, Copics, Ribbon