Oct 30, 2010


i'm such a sucker for packaging. i'm a merchandiser's dream. package something little and cute and i'm sold. you could almost convince me to buy dirt if it's in a cute package! it only makes sense that i like little cards too! i made a set of 3x3 cards to have around. i'm hoping if i start having all these finished cards hanging around that i will use them more!  you may think they look familiar.  i made a similar set here.  just wanted to use different stamps!

3x3 set 2
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: kraft
ink:  early espresso
tools: nesties

ps.  did you see this??  so much fun!!

Oct 29, 2010

boo 31...

first of all...happy birthday to the cutest best mom in all the land!! 

happy birthday, mom!  
she rocks!!  so much that i even went to a mary kay party at her house last night.  (for those of you that know me well, you realize how big that is...even more so that i actually bought something, even if it was just lip gloss!!)

friends.with.flair.  that's what friday means to me.  along with other things.  sometimes friday means friday, sometimes it means monday.  that's what happens when you work in a 24/7 establishment.  but this week it means saturday in a way!!  fwf means lots of cool projects from peeps using unity or {ippity} goodness.  and it means some lucky person can win free stamps if them find the magic blinkie and comment!  start back here!   here's my card for this week's fwf.  you may have seen it earlier in the week on the {ippity} blog.  *sigh*  what a fun thing for me!!  hope you all have a good weekend! 

boo 31
stamps: ippity
cardstock: early espresso, walnut cream, echo park digital paper
ink: crumb cake, early espresso, old olive, dusty durango

Oct 28, 2010

a little sneaky peek...

here's a little glimpse of some christmasy things i'm making this year.  both to sell and to keep for me to use!!  they are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in bitty gift cards.  love them!  watch for more in the next week or two!!

bitty gift tags
digi stamps: pink petticoat
cardstock: cherry cobbler, walnut cream
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Oct 27, 2010

deer friends...

drove home in a blizzard last night from work. not thrilled that it's snowing already, but what can i expect living in the place with "the greatest snow on earth" according to our license plates. so with snow, comes christmas, eventually. these atcs are for a reindeer swap i'm hosting. love the little reindeer!

deer friends
stamps: smirk, stampabilities
cardstock: cherry cobbler, kiwi kiss
ink: black craft, cherry cobbler
embellishments: clear embossing powder, liquid applique, prismacolor markers

Oct 26, 2010

Oct 25, 2010

october 31st...

i know...that's not the date.  but it is the title of my card for this weeks h{ippity} hop!  i am so loving the kit, that's creepy!  so many good options!  and once again, played with echo park digital paper.  i love it.
have a great monday and don't forget to visit the other {ippity} peeps!

october 31st
stamps: ippity
cardstock:dusty durango, basic black, walnut cream, echo park digital paper
ink: black craft, early espresso, old olive
embellishments: clear embossing powder

Oct 23, 2010

christmas tags...

i went to hobby lobby yesterday.  i swear...not even halloween and it looks like someone threw up christmas in there!  and i know it's been like that for weeks already!  crazy.  sherri hosts an annual christmas tag swap.  it's fun seeing all the different ways people make gift tags.  and apparently i'm one of the few that doesn't use them.  i like to keep them while almost everyone else actually puts them on gifts.  my theme was christmas trees.  this is what i made.  i think i'm going to make more, in a smaller version, and actually use them this year! 

christmas tags
stamps: paper salon, purple onion
ink: old olive, crushed curry, baja breeze, soft sky, cherry cobbler, fired brick
embellishments: twill ribbon

Oct 22, 2010

hauntingly sweet...

i have had my days so messed up this week!!  i swear yesterday was wednesday.  almost forgot to take out the garbage (garbage day is thursday!).  then, i thought i had one more day for fwf!  i'm so glad i remembered that it was already thursday in time!  so friends with flair time it is!!  and since it's almost all hallow's eve, i thought it was a good time to break out the candy corn tree!  hop on over to the beginning of fwf and have a great friday!  and i promise next week i won't be such a blog post slacker! 

hauntingly sweet
stamps: unity, unknown (spider web)
cardstock: elegant eggplant, basic black, dusty durango
ink: elegant eggplant, dusty durango, versamark, white craft
embellishments: clear embossing powder, may arts ribbon

Oct 18, 2010


i am doing the happy dance that today is monday.  strictly for the fact that i will finally done with my long haul of shifts in a row.  anyway, it's monday so that means h{ippity} hop!  i've been loving the echo park digital paper and playing around with it.  i made this card with two of them.  i thought the {ippity} stamps looked cute with it!  hope you have a great monday and don't forget to visity the {ippity} blog to see the rest of the h{ippity} hop

stamps: ippity
cardstock: walnut cream, cherry cobbler, echo park digi pp
ink: early espresso, cherry cobbler
embellishments: prismacolor markers

ps  i had to make a little note that i actually colored the image.  i thought about paper piecing, but didn't end up doing it!

Oct 17, 2010

oct 17...

happy birthday to my brothers,
mike and mark!!!
(i don't know which is which in this picture!
i think mike has the charlie brown jack in the box.)

Oct 16, 2010

candy corn...

with it being fall and almost time for halloween, candy corn is all the rage. i don't see it, though. i mean they are cute, but they are disgusting! right up there with those fluffy orange circus peanut candies!! even though i don't like to eat them, i don't mind crafting them! i made these for sherri's "sweet candy corn atcs" swap. i used another digital patterned paper with these, too.

candy corn
stamps: unity
cardstock: elegant eggplant, crystal wilkerson digi pp
ink: elegant eggplant
tools:  corner chomper

Oct 15, 2010

bottom's up...

seriously, the 15th of october so soon?  it was like 5 minutes ago that i posted how fast the summer went, now it's almost winter.  freak!  oh well...it's friday, so friends with flair is always welcome.  for this week, i made a set of atcs for a swap.  shocker, i know.  kirsty, who lives across the world from me, really...in australia, is hosting a "cocktail party anyone?" swap.  her description was this, "sigh* oh to have reason to wear a pretty dress and drink pretty drinks...come to my party! Fancy drinks, fancy dresses, fancy shoes...anything you might need for the occasion. "  i think this little creation fits perfectly!  and thanks to unity having a mega sale last weekend, i got to play with new rubber.  i paper pieced the dress, too.  so hop on over to the other fwf blogs and see what they made this week.  don't forget to look for the blinkie!

bottoms up
stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, morning marigold, creative imaginations pp, stampin up pp
ink: morning marigold, onyx black

Oct 13, 2010


fall is definitely in the air.  it's been chilly this week.  downright cold at night.  woke up the other day and it was only 62 in the house!  brrr...tis the season for pumpkins!  so here's a cute little set of pumpkin atcs for a swap over at the shack that jennifer is hosting.  another excuse (like i need one!) to use my unity kotm!  love the pumpkins from it!!

stamps: unity
cardstock: cajun craze, walnut cream, echo park hybrid pp
ink: cajun craze, early espresso, versamark
embellishments:  clear embossing powder, prismacolor markers

Oct 12, 2010

hey dude...

funny story about this set of monkey atcs i made for a swap suzi is hosting.  i made a set for this swap, while watching the braves/giants game.  then i started thinking about another set of atcs i made and thought that i may have used the same stamp.  so i started looking through my blog.  and indeed, i did make a set with the same stamp in march.  and the same colors.  and both of them even had stars.  they looked so similar.  and the kicker??  it was also a monkey swap suzi hosted!!  so i decided to make something totally different.  and this is the end result.  if you are curious, here is the swap from march.

hey dude
stamps: stampin up, kim hughes
cardstock: night of navy
ink: pacific point, bordering blue, concord crush, soft suede, black craft
embellishments:  clear embossing powder

Oct 11, 2010

bring sunshine

it's h{ippity} hop time!  monday, monday, monday!  (said with best deep announcer voice!)  i played with a new {ippity}kit this weekend.  can't believe i haven't done it before now.  i love the kit, quotes a'la happy.  it's so cute and has such good quotes!  this was another card we made at the card fest yesterday! (i've got to remember this quote when we are having a blizzard!)  h{ippity} hop over to the {ippity} blog and see what the other chicks have created to start off the week!  and if you need some new {ippity} goodness, visit my blog to purchase.  there's a new special going for october! 

bring sunshine
stamps: ippity
cardstock: pear pizzazz, dafodill delight
ink:  pear pizzazz, dafodill delight, soft suede
embellishments:  cuttlebug embossing folder, prismacolor markers

Oct 10, 2010

owly bday...

i'm having a card party today with some friends and  i needed one more card that we could make. i have a card on my shelf that my cute mom made a while ago, that i love. it's a cute layout and i totally designed this card after hers.  i'm going to try and make a bunch and be better about actually sending birthday cards to people.

owly bday
stamps: studio g, fiskars
cardstock: peach parfait, blushing bride
ink:  early espresso, melon mambo
embellishments:  stampin up twill ribbon, prismacolor markers

Oct 8, 2010

beachy goodness...

it's just beachy today.  ok, not really.  but i'm dreaming.  it is friday, though.  friend with flair.  would be better if it were friends with flair hanging out on a beach day.  *sigh*  i'll have to pretend i'm with my friend andrea that went to hawaii yesterday.    but on to fwf.  i have been putting off a set of atcs for a swap suzi is throwing, themed "life's a beach".   i love this stamp from the june kit of the month.  i never quite figured out what to do with it, though.  till now.  i used the emboss resist technique and first embossed the image with clear embossing powder then sponged on different colors of ink.  a cool look with this technique.

here's to friday and the weekend.  go hop on over to the other fwf peeps.  and watch for the special blinkie!

beachy goodness
stamps: unity
cardstock: soft sky
ink:  pear pizzazz, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, pacific point, versamark
embellishments:  clear embossing powder

Oct 7, 2010

another cocktail?

just floating along...that's the name of the swap that this set of atcs is for.  it's been a bit rainy this week, so sometimes i feel like i've been floating along.  ok, maybe it hasn't rained that much.  but you get the picture.  i'd much rather be doing this sort of floating, however, with a big fruity cocktail!!

another cocktail
stamps: paper salon
digi stamp:  bugaboo
cardstock: crushed curry, echo park hybrid pp
ink:  crushed curry, early espresso, pacific point, cool caribbean
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Oct 6, 2010


i found an awesome purple for halloween.  it's concord crush from stampin up.  makes a great halloweenie shade!  also found this cute little mummy at michael's.  love the dollar stamps!!  made these for sherri's mummy atc swap. 

stamps: craftsmart
cardstock: morning marigold, my mind's eye pp
ink:  concord crush, black craft
embellishments: clear embossing powder 

Oct 5, 2010

to be frank...

october is fun because it means halloween is just around the corner.  i'm not a big halloween celebrator (is that a word??) but i do love halloween stamps!  i'm in a frankenstein atc swap that sherri is hosting.  i couldn't believe out of all the halloween stamps i have, i didn't have one frankenstein stamp!  luckily i found one at michael's last week.  i love it!  it's perfect!  and apparently it's time for some new black ink!!

to be frank
stamps: craftsmart
cardstock: rich razzleberry, my mind's eye pp
ink:  onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Oct 4, 2010

happy fall...

news flash.  this weekend went by faster than i could say h{ippity} hop!  so here we are with the hop on monday again!  i made a fall card since it is october.  we had weather like summer on saturday (broke a new high with 88!) so it doesn't exactly feel like fall, but probably will this week with all the rain we are supposed to have.  used some nesties and an embossing folder for this card.  h{ippity} hop on to the rest of the projects starting at the {ippity} blog!

happy fall 
stamps: ippity
cardstock: apricot appeal, dusting durango, crushed curry, always artichoke
ink:  dusting durango, crushed curry, always artichoke
embellishments:  cuttlebug embossing folder, nesties-labels 4, prismacolor markers

don't forget there is a new monthly special on my {ippity} blog!  go get yourself some of these cute stamps!

Oct 2, 2010


happy card making day!!  of course i've spent most of the day sanding and staining our deck.  i thought about sneaking some stamping on it, but then decided my husband might not love that.  so i'm going to play in my craft room tonight and whip out some cards.  i'll post them soon!  here's what i did work on today!

Oct 1, 2010

happy halloween...

pinked up my blog for octber!  do you like?  now, three words...friends with flair. and two more...it's friday! woot woot! if all goes well, i'm at work today. which seems like a silly thing to be happy about, but we've been a little slow lately (yea for the kids!) so i don't think i've worked my full three shifts in weeks! so i'll be glad if i am working! but back to fwf...i absolutely love love love the september kit of the month from untiy. i used two stamps from it on this card. i love that this crow can be halloweenie or not.  i distressed the edges of everything to give it a little grunge look.  i thought it looked cool!  go visit the other fwf blogs by starting here.  and if you live in the area and are bored tomorrow, come grab a paint brush with me to stain my deck!! 

ps happy birthday to my shackie sis, suzi!

happy halloween 
stamps: unity
cardstock: dusty durango, basic black, recollections pp
ink:  fired brick, weathered wood, black craft, versamark
embellishments:  hemp string, clear embossing powder