Saturday, July 31, 2010


Hello! I was playing around in my craft room this morning and decided to play along with The Play Date Cafe's color challenge. As I was looking at the color scheme of black and white with a splash of green, I immediately thought of Halloween! Lucky for me Inkadinkado just brought out their fall $ stamps - and a ton of them are for Halloween.  So after much moving and re-orginizing, I dug out my halloween stuff to pla with.  I used black magic paper in my skeleton scrollwork EB folder and brought out the white underneath, I also did one with black magic in purple that came out really cool to!  The scary house is sponged around the edges with shabby shutters distress ink (the house reminds me of the Bates House!) the beware is a rub on I had gotten clearanced out last year at Target. I also put a couple green crystals in the skeletons eyes at the top and bottom of the card - you can't really tell in the pic. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ink: Distress Ink, Ancient Page
Paper: Black Magic, AC CArdstock
Crystals, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug EB Folder, Rub on

Friday, July 30, 2010

FWF - Dance

Good Morning everyone and Happy Friday!  Friday means that it is Friends with Flair – for a complete list of all the hoppers check out they Unity blog.  Today I am breaking out the July KOM – what a great saying!  The color combo today comes from Color Q and the sketch is from Get Sketchy.
Don’t forget to keep your eye out for the Flair blinkie – unfortunately it is not here so keep looking! It could be your ticket to some Unity goodness!  Enjoy your hop – there is always some great inspiration out there!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity

Ink: Ancient Page, Colorbox

Paper: Coredinations, Basic Grey

Cuttlebug EB Folder, Ribbon, Spellbinders, MS Glitter

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just Because

Well today is going to be a two-fer.  I was able to squeeze out a little time to get a couple cards done.
The first I wanted to get done since I needed a thank you card to get out to my vet.  We had some allergy problems with our female and they were very very patient with a distraught mom! Now our little miss Mocha Chip is back to normal with no puffiness and we didn’t even need surgery for it – yeah!!  I used the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping (congrats for the 100 mark!), Creative Inspirations (use an animal),  and the color combo from Color Q ( even though I am too late!)

Stamps: Unity, {ippity}

Ink: Ancient Page, SU

Paper: AC Cardstock


The card card I played around with was mostly because I got my new Unity KOM and wanted to play! So I played around with the 2S4U sketch and the color combo from PPC. I have to say it was hard for me to play with these colors but it helped a lot when I came across the beautiful SEI DP that was perfect.I might’ve still been staring at this combo if it wasn’t for that!

Stamps: Unity

Paper: SEI, AC Cardstock

Ink: Ancient Page, Smooch

Spellbinders, Half Pearls, EK Success Border Punch

That should be all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 26, 2010

{hippity} Hop - Fintastatic!!

DSC02214  Good Morning fellow hoppers!  For a complete list of hoppers, you can check out the ippity blog - Go take a look a what these chicks can do - lots of talent out there! 

For today's hop I broke out a set I haven't gotten inky yet - I don't know why - it was one of the ones that I first loved when I saw {ippity}.  It is just a fun little set (and for sale here!)!  After finding this paper in a pack that Mom, Grandma and I split – I knew exactly what set I had to use. I
used the sketch from CPS – what a nice clean sketch! I Stamped the goldfish on some really cool gold sparkleDSC02224 paper I had lying around using my staz-on so he wouldn’t rub off.  

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: {ippity}

Ink: Colorbox, staz-on

Paper: Debbie Mumm, DCWV

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Viva La Verve - Boys

This is my second post for today - For Julee's Birthday Hop please scroll down. 

This card is for the Verve Friday Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers and for the Color Throwdown Challenge.  As I was looking at the inspiration pics for Fridays challenge - the one pic reminded me of the CTD challenge.  The pic came out a bit darker than I would've liked - the silver charm is a little hard to see, and the green of the snaps just isn't translating. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone is keeping cool, just remember we will miss this heat when winter comes!

Stamps: Cloud 9
Ink: Ranger Distress, SU
Paper: Basic Gray, DCWV
Wax string, wooden bead, silver charm

Happy Birthday Julee!


Good Morning! Today we are having a Surprise Birthday Blog Hop For Julee Tilman – owner of Verve Stamps!  If you haven’t checked them out – you should they are phenomenal stamps! 

You should be coming here from Sankari Wegman’s  blog if you didn’t you can find the complete list over at the Verve blog.

So, for today here is a birthday card for Julee – Happy Birthday Julee!


Thanks for stopping by!

Now off you go to the next blog - Jennifer Tapler

Stamps: Verve

Ink: Colorbox, Smooch

Paper: SEI, AC Cardstock

Spellbinders, Half Pearls

Friday, July 23, 2010

FWF - Love Ewe

Hello all and happy Friday! Thank you for joining along with the Friends with Flair hop make sure you stop in at all the lovely blogs - you can find a complete list over at the Unity site.  Not only can you win some rubber goodness by finding the blinkie (not here - sorry!) but if you head on over to the Play Date Cafe - Unity is sponsoring this week!  Of course it helps that PDC has a really cool color combo too!  I paired the PDC challenge with the sketch from CPS.  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: DCWV, Coredinations
Spellbinderd, Half Pearls, EK Sucess Border punch

Thursday, July 22, 2010

GIU Winner!!!

Well - I am going to try this again!  I was having some blogger issues this week - I thought this had already posted and guess what - it disappeared on me! 

So with no further ado the winner for my GIU week is Lorraine!  Forward me your info at tmccann75 (at) hotmail (dot) com and i will get your info over to Eryn!  Congrats!

Thank you to everyone who came to see me last week - I loved all the comments!



Thursday, July 15, 2010

FWF - GIU - Natural

Happy Friday Everyone - TGIF! Well - it has been such a fun week sharing my love of Unity with you guys!  I will definitely have to do this again!  Today I decided to play along with a couple different challenges.  The Play Date Cafe and CPS.  PDC has the pretty colors of Purple, Lilac, and Lime - very striking colors.  They center paper came about as I was talking to my Grandmother and she was telling a cool new technique she just saw done over a Paper Wishes (if you go to the webisode it is about 15min in.).  Take a shallow dish of water and touch the tip of your smooch color in several spots with as many colors as you would like.  After I did that I took a knitting needle and swirled all the colors around to make it look marbleized. I thought it matched the very psychedelic look of the mushrooms. So Thanks to Grandma for a new technique!
Don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie to win some Unity goodness. And if you leave some love on every days posts you have a chance to win some Unity Rubber right here!

Thank you so much for everyone who has followed along this week!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Coredinations, HP Photo Paper
Ink: Ancient Page, Stazon
Ribbon, CB EB Folder, Smooch 

GIU - Brave Girl

Helloooo! Happy Thursday - almost Friday woohoo!! I am here with my fourth day of Growing in Unity - what a great way to be able to showcase all ever growing collection of Unity stamps I am getting!  I don't know what they do to that rubber - I think they put something in it to get you addicted to it!  ;-) Today I am using the Brave Girl set.  This set is absolutely gorgeous when you see it in real life and it is HUGE!  I am playing along with a couple challenges here - the 2 sketches 4 you sketch and the color challenge from Color Throwdown. I love, love, love this color combo - definitely one of my favorite combos.  I thought it might be a good time to drag out some chunky MS Glitter that I had to have and haven't used yet (you can't really tell but the green glitter is vintage leaf glitter - very cool looking) I thought the paper just didn't have the bling I wanted so I added my own - what a great thing glitter is!  I love the brave girl sentiment but was thinking it was to huge for the card, when I remembered I got some ShrinkyDink paper (with my half price coupon somewhere, natch!) I stamped and shrunk and it was perfect size - will be playing with that technique more in future!

Don't forget to leave some love on everyday's post - you could win some Unity goodness for your very own! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page, Stazon
Paper: SEI, DCWV, Kraft from Michaels
ShrinkyDink, Border punch and glitter from Martha Stewart 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

GIU - Friendship



Hello again!  Boy is this week flying!  Wednesday again – my third day of Growing in Unity and that means there is a new Addicts challenge over at the SCS Unity forum.  This week it is a color challenge of Navy, Teal and Orange – here is my take.  I used a sentiment from the new July Store Kit – if you haven’t seen it – go take a look, it is my new favorite (I know, I know, I say that every month!  They shouldn’t have such talented people designing for them!)   Hopefully this will inspire you to go over and join in the fun – there is a great bunch of ladies over there – A splendid time  is guaranteed for all!

Thanks for joining in again today – don’t forget that everyone who leaves a little love on every days posts will have a chance to win some Unity goodness!

See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Basic Grey, Coredinations
Spellbinder, Buttons

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Embellish Magazine – Invitation and Unity

Hello and thank you for joining me on my second day of  my Growing in Unity week!  So far it has been a blast – Unity is easily one of my favorite Stamp companies – they have some of the freshest and unique sentiments and images!  Well – if you head over to the Embellish Magazine blog you will find that they are hosting a challenge over there.  I did my take on this challenge – Unity is putting a Soirees and Such stamp set up for grabs and boy could I use it!   Here is my take on the challenge of Red, Green and Gold/Kraft(Thank goodness for Kraft!) It also goes with the CAS-tastic challenge of Kraft.
DSC02160I used a couple different KOM’s for the image and sentiment .  It is a little hard to tell from this picture, but the cups and coffee pot are paper pieced, and a little bit of Stickles to the table and chairs to add a little color and shimmer to the image.
Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget that everyone who leaves a comment will have a chance to win some Unity Rubber – how cool is that!  Everyone who comments on every days post will be eligible.
Stamps: Unity
Ink: Adirondack Ink
Paper: K & Co. , Kraft from Michaels
Spellbinders, Queen & Co Half Pearls,
Stickles, Ribbon

Monday, July 12, 2010

H{Ippity} Hop - Lovebirds

Hello and Happy Monday! Today is the h{ippity}hop and the first day of my Growing in Unity week.  That means every day this week I will be sharing something that I have created with Unity/{ippity} stamps.  AND even better - everyone who shows up everyday and comments get the chance to win some Unity goodness -I get to pick a winner on Saturday from all the wonderful words of encouragement that you leave!  So glad you could join me for this week - I know it will be fun!

For today I have used a stamp from {ippity}'s Because of You set using the colors from the PPC Challenge (Brown, Red and Rose) and the sketch from ICS.

Don't forget to leave some love today to be eligible for the Unity stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: {ippity}
Ink: Ancient page, Distress
Paper: Crate Paper, Coredinations
Ribbon by American Crafts, stickles, Crystals,
Border Punch by EK Success

Saturday, July 10, 2010

French Flowers

DSC02164Hello everyone! Today I am sharing the card I did for the Verve Challenge over at SCS and for the French Provencal challenge over at the Play Date Cafe.  This month for the Verve challenge we are strolling through bathrooms and Amber found some great inspiration pics – you can always count on Amber to find some great stuff out there!  As I was putting the card together – I must of had the PDC challenge in my mind – it was striking me as very French with the colors and textures – I love when challenges come together so easy!
Come and join me on Monday – it is my Growing in Unity week!  I will be posting a project featuring Unity/{ippity} stamps every day through Friday.  Everyone who stops by and leaves some love every day will be entered to win some Unity Rubber – so it really is a good idea to stop by!  I look forward to seeing everyone this week!
Thanks for looking and leaving some love – I always appreciate everyone's kind words! 
Ink: Adirondack Ink, Ranger Distress
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill,
Spellbinders, EK Success Punch, Ribbon,
Cuttlebug EB Folder, Queen & Co. Half Pearls

Friday, July 9, 2010

FWF - Thinking of you

Happy Friday all – hope everyone here in the NE is enjoying the  heat wave!  I haven’t been able to do much crafting – but at least I am getting to enjoy the pool this year! 


Here is a thinking of you card that I did with my {ippity} stamps – for sale here – from the set “Now & Always”  I had fun paper piecing the smaller flower with paper from Basic Grey, coloring in the stem with markers and finishing off with a little bling and ribbon.  What a great way to cheer someone up by letting them know you care! 

Keep your eyes out for the Flair blinkie – I don’t have it!  For a complete list of hoppers go check out the Unity site. 

Thanks for looking!

Stay cool – if you can!

Stamps: {ippity}

Ink: Ancient Page

Paper: Basic Grey, Coredinations

Ribbon, Crystals, stickles

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Happy Wednesday everyone!  So I got my new  Unity July store Kit and couldn’t wait to play with it!  I love that the top half is full of sentiments!  This months kit is super gorgeous – go check it out on Unity’s Site.


Well – I originally did this with Play Date Cafe’s color challenge – but oops – I forgot to post it so it will only be for the Clean & Simple Stamping challenge.  Oh well – it was lots of fun to do so I guess that is the point!  lol!  I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for looking!DSC02135


Stamps: Unity

Paper: AC Cardstock, Basic Grey, Coredinations

Ink: Ancient Page

Spellbinders, Smooch, Ribbon from American Crafts

Friday, July 2, 2010

FWF- Sympathy

Hello all! Happy Friday and that means it is time for friends with Flair! Today I have a couple cards that I have been working on during the week. I had to do a couple sympathy cards for my guy this week – so I broke out my brandy new Donna Downey for Unity "Artist in You" set. What versatile stamps – they really do work for any occasion. I also broke out my June SSK for the other card – love, love, love that SSK! The sentiment on the blue card is a Rub on from MSE – they work sooo well – they are one of my favorite rub on's to use; they have some very nice sentiments. The other sentiment is from {ippity}'s "Regal Greetings" set which I have for sale here. I kept them quite simple because they do need to go through the mail, and they just seemed be better with less on them.

Don't forget to check out all the ladies that are hopping today – there is a blinkie out there that can earn you some Untiy goodness!

Thank you for stopping by and have a safe and happy fourth of July

Stamps: Unity, {ippity}
Ink: Ancient Page, Colorbox
Paper: AC Cardstock, DCWV
Rub on Sentiment(on blue card) from MSE, Crystals, Spellbinders