Apr 30, 2010

tomorrow is a new day...

a BIG shout out to my niece, sydney, who is having a sweet 16 birthday today!! happy birthday, squid!!

yep, you guessed it. more unity. and another friends with flair friday!! and just you wait...i've got a ton of new {ippity} stamps to play with, so be on the look out for those projects! i just love this fancy pants paper!! if you missed the beginning of this weeks blog hop, start over here.

tomorrow is a new day...
stamps: unity
cardstock: fancy pants pp
ink: onyx black, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Apr 28, 2010

sweet thoughts

i finally got a chance to get some of the my new ippity stamps inky. i love the set that these stamps are from, sweet thoughts of you. this will be the first of many projects using these cute stamps. visit my ippity blog if you are interested in buying any. i'm having a pretty good special at the moment. free shipping and more! i even did a little paper piecing on the chick. i made the scallop top piece by stamping the scallop border and layering it on the melon mambo cardstock, then trimmed it. the bottom border is the scallop stamped and trimmed. i love how it looks!

sweet thoughts
stamps: ippity
cardstock: pink pirouette, melon mambo
ink: pink pirouette, melon mambo, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

what's up...

sometimes you just don't need to say much. that's how i feel about this cute digi stamp from hambo stamps. c-u-t-e! this set of atcs is for my piggy swap.

what's up?
stamps: my favorite things
digi stamps: hambo stamps
cardstock: kraft-su; cloud nine pp
ink: onyx black, baja breeze, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers
tools: nestabilities, word window punch

Apr 27, 2010

blue flair...

i had a little run of cardmaking during my palooza weekend with the stamp shack girls. i think i made more cards in one day than i have in the past year. this is one of them. it is completely out of my box of thinking and character. not doodlie or cutesy, but one i love just the same. i love the paper that i used and i am now on a search to find more, since it was in a paper stack.

blue flair
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: kraft-su; hot fudge-mft; fancy pants pp
ink: blue bayou-su; walnut stain distress ink-tim holtz
embellishments: old olive ribbon-su
tools: corner rounder, nestabilities

Apr 26, 2010

{ippity} goodness...

had an amazing weekend with the girls from the shack at spring palooza '10! four fun filled days of stamping, snacking, laughing and great memories! and i came home to this little box of {ippity} goodness! my order from {ippity} is here so i can start filling orders now! if you would love some of this rubbery fun, click here!

clouds go by...

you know those big fluffy white clouds? the ones that look like giant balls of cotton? sometimes don't you just love sitting and watching those go by? that's what inspired this atc. it's for traci's cloud swap.

clouds go by
stamps: purple onion, unity, kim huges, unity
cardstock baja breeze, fancy pants pp
ink: pink pirouette, certainly celery, baja breeze-su; onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Apr 25, 2010

just saying hello...

howdy! that's what i feel like this little guy is saying. i love this little digi stamp. this is for my "what's up with ewe?" atc swap. another set i finished at palooza!

just saying hello
stamps: basic grey, purple onion
digi stamp: whimsie doodles
cardstock: kraft, we r memory keepers pp
ink: onyx black, certainly celery, baja breeze
embellishments: prismacolor markers
tools: nestabilities

Apr 24, 2010


in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight that song will forever remind me of the movie lion king! this atc set is for a wild animal swap that chris is hosting. this little collection was a giant pain to come up with as i struggled with what to do...even slept then came back this morning and finally had an epiphany!!

stamps: stampin up, recollections, my favorite things
cardstock hot fudge-mft; crushed curry, kiwi kiss, close to cocoa-su
ink: vintage sepiea; chocolate chip-su; tim holtz walnut stain
embellishments: brads
tools: circle punch, cricut

Apr 23, 2010

happy butterflies...

today i didn't have quite the mojo working with my stamps. i only got a few sets done and it took all day long!! this one is made from more unity goodness. can't get enough right now!

happy butterflies
stamps: unity
cardstock kraft, certainly celery, we r memory keepers pp
ink: onyx black, certainly celery, chocolate chip
embellishments: prismacolor markers, stickles

by a thread...

it's time for another friends with flair friday! what is that? unity stamp co does this every friday and it's blog hop where you have a chance to win a bunch of fab stamps! so pull up a chair, grab a drink and start hopping through the blogs and check out the fun creations that everyone has made!! here is my creation. i love this little clothesline! and i was looking through my friend, chris, latest kit of the month and found this sentiment and knew it would be a good fit with my stamp! don't forget to check out all the other blogs and look for the special blinkie so you can enter to win some stamps!! you can start {here} if you didn't in the first place. happy hopping!

by a thread
stamps: unity, basic grey, purple onion
cardstock: purely pomegranate, pink pirouette, my mind's eye pp
ink: onyx black, purely pomegranate, baja breeze, soft sky, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers
tools: tim holtz on the edge scallops die

seeing spots...

oh my. i've discovered basic grey stamps in the hot spot at archiver's. they are so cute! i bought about 5 of them the other day. and giraffes are so cute! and i probably have about 4-5 giraffe swaps already, but i figured i could join the one suzi was hosting anyway! so here's my creation. the colors are a little off, the button is really a light yellow.

seeing spots
stamps: basic grey, stampendous
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; very vanilla, stampin up pp
ink: chocolate chip, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers, buttons

aye matey...

aaargh!!! be on the lookout for pirates. obviously the theme for this set is pirates! i used a few techniques on this set. i distressed the edges and then curled them while the paper was a little damp. i learned a new trick with distress ink the other day at archiver's so i tried that, too. then i sprayed on some perfect pearls to give it a little sand feel. and i embossed the pirate. i really like who it looks weathered.

aye matey
stamps: stampendous
cardstock: river rock-su; hot fudge-mft
ink: tim holtz distress ink: pumice stone, walnut stain, old paper; onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers, clear embossing powder, perfect pearls

Apr 22, 2010


hello from sunny angola, indiana!! today started the beginning of the girl's trip/get together of a bunch of friends from over at the stamp shack, palooza 2010! and i was pretty creative this afternoon. i ended the first day of crafting with three sets of atcs and a card done. here is one of the sets of atcs i made. it's for chris's flamingo swap. and i'll apologize now for the dark pictures. i took it at night in a dimly lit room, without my usual camera!

stamps: viva las vegas stamps
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; pink pirouette, purely pomegranate-su; my mind's eye pp
ink: melon mambo
embellishments: uni ball singo gel pen
tools: corner chomper, ek success punch, cricut

Apr 19, 2010

happy moments...

i seriously can't wait for summer to get here. or at least i can't wait to have a least 7 consecutive days with sun and warm temperatures!! so i must create a page or two about it! these are for sherri's summer themed circle journal and i used a mix of regular and digital stamps. i know...in two months i'll be complaining about the heat. but not as much as i complain about the cold! i just realized i inked no edges on this whole project. that is a first for me.

happy moments
stamps: unity, studio g
digital stamps: hambo stamps
cardstock: crushed curry, baja breeze, sassafrass lass pp
ink: onyx black
embellishments: prima flowers, stickles, sassafrass lass cardstock stickers, embossing powder, crystal effects, prismacolor markers

Apr 13, 2010

{ippity} stamps...

ok, so i fell so in love with the unity stamps, that i decided to take the plunge and become a seller of {ippity} stamps! since i'm no longer a demo for another stamp company, i decided why not? i love the stamps so why not share my love for them!! so click on the image below or the one on my side bar and you will be able to see the goodness that is {ippity} stamps! btw i'm running a new order special, so take advantage if you must!


Apr 10, 2010

light up...

can you believe that one year ago today, me and my love ran off to vegas to get hitched? i can't either. it has flown by! happy anniversary to my sweetheart, kerry. who at the moment is off shooting a round of 18! boys will be boys!! this is the card i made for him. i love this little set and it was perfect to sum up my love for him! i can't wait to celebrate number 25 with him!!

light up
stamps: unity
cardstock: soft sky, river rock, certainly celery, hot fudge-mft, making memories pp
ink: chocolate chip, caramel paper stain-amm
embellishments: river rock ribbon-su, hemp twine


my honey sent me these awesome flowers yesterday to celebrate our one year anniversary! he is awesome.

Apr 9, 2010

some unity love...

so i recently discovered a new stamp company. unfortunately for my wallet, i absolutely love, love, love them! i'm talking about unity stamp company. oh my loveyness! the stamps are so stinking cute! and the bonus is you can buy them online or in stores. the shocker is i can even find them in utah at archiver's! woot woot! (geez...this is starting to sound like an infomercial!)

i also am doing something of of a first and joined my first blog hop! it's for unity, of course! it's called friends with flair friday. and a group of people do a blog hop. if you start at the unity blog (clickie, clickie) and find the blog with the special blinkie, you could win a bunch of cute stamps! so what are you waiting for? go start at the beginning!!

here is a little card i made out of this new set i just got. i had no idea what on earth i would need a set of lamp stamps for but they were just too cute to pass up! i can't believe i even paper pieced when only a few posts back i swore i wouldn't do it again for a while!!

simply shine
stamps: unity
cardstock: purely pomegranate, we r memory keepers pp
ink: versamark, chocolate chip
embellishments: zing chestnut embossing powder-american crafts

Apr 7, 2010

gnome sweet gnome

my friend joanie is hosting a swap with gnomes as the theme. i simply couldn't resist joining, full well knowing that i didn't have one single gnome stamp. but i had every intention of getting one. i just couldn't find the one i wanted. so i borrowed a few from another shackie, debbie (thanks so much, debbie!) i love the little clothesline! so adorable!

gnome sweet gnome
stamps: odd bird planet, stampin up
cardstock: kiwi kiss
ink: pacific point, kiwi kiss, soft suede, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Apr 5, 2010

what's up?

i figured that if i make a few dollars selling cards, i should be able to buy more supplies. right? so i made a little archiver's run today. armed with a 30% off coupon and a quest to get some new unity stamps, i came out with a little more than i went in for. but isn't that always the case? i also did a quick and cute make 'n take while i was there. it was so cute, i case'd it and made this atc for christie's riley swap. i also used some new embossing powder that was a cool color of brown, chestnut. i'm not usually one for colored ep, but i loved it on the orange.

what's up?
stamps: riley, my favorite things
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; tangerine tango-su; crate paper pp
ink: versamark
embellishments: zing chestnut embossing powder-american crafts

summer days...

i am still dreaming of summer. probably because it keeps snowing almost every day. i can't wait to see the sun for longer than a day!! this is my entry in ellie's summer circle journal. hope she likes it! i think i used a record number of blue inks! i also tried embossing with versafine ink, which i didn't know you could do. i love it. it's my new fave black to emboss with. gives much finer detail than either black craft ink or versamark.

summer days!
stamps: hanna stamps, riley, studio g, purple onion stamps, eat cake graphics, kim huges, green grass stamps
cardstock: bermuda bay, soft sky, american crafts pp
ink: baja breeze, buckaroo blue, pacific point, blue bayou, taken with teal, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers, clear embossing powder

been a while...

wow. this little atc was kind of a pain in the butt. it's for christie's paper piecing swap. i suppose i should have used a simplier design to paper piece! i pieced everything but her feet!

been a while
stamps: my favorite things
cardstock: purely pomegranate, soft sky, kraft, my mind's eye pp, making memories
ink: purely pomegranate, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Apr 4, 2010

happy easter!

apparently the easter bunny has taken a big old dump on easter more than once! this was probably in 1973. happy easter!

Apr 1, 2010

friends or foes?

that is the question this camper will want to find out when they either wake up or return to their tent! i made these for marie's "rustic woodsy lodge" swap. it had to be something from like the back woods (i'm thinking no modern conveniences sort of thing) with wildlife all over. what do you think? i really should have called this "maksing madness" since it was a ginormous pain in the butt maksing everything. but it was worth it in the end. i also distressed the edges to make it look more 'rustic'.

friends or foes?
stamps: my favorite things, chicken girl design, inkadinkadoo
cardstock: sahara sand-su, hot fudge-mft
ink: chocolate chip, buckaroo blue, crushed curry, mellow moss-su; onyx black; weathered wood-distress ink tim holtz/ranger
embellishments: prismacolor markers

made, not bought...

a cute little set of atcs about my love for this hobby called stamping. i'm hosting a swap and the theme is "all things stamping." of course i couldn't fit all the things i love about stamping on one little 3 1/2in x 2 1/2in creation, but this sums it up.

made, not bought
stamps: stampin up, my favorite things
cardstock: certainly celery, kraft
ink: melon mambo, certainly celery, onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers, ribbon

not funny...

dear mother nature,

good april fools joke. 3-4 inches of snow. you got us. now give back the damn sunshine please. the birds are freezing.