Feb 25, 2011


friday.  love fridays.  who doesn't?  maybe someone who starts their work week today.  either way, it's time for friends with flair.  for this week, i made a set of atcs.   my list of swaps that i'm participating in is dwindling.  i think after this, i only have two left.  ack!!  i love penguins, so i couldn't resist joining cindi's penguin swap!  and this set was perfect! my friend, chris, gave us some of this cool stuff that can be used for snow.  i added some to the ice. be sure and check out the other projects for fwf this week starting at the unity blog.  happy friday!

stamps: unity
cardstock: vintage violet
ink: baja breeze, marina mist, midnight blue (staz on), onyx black
embellishments: primsacolor markers, snow

Feb 20, 2011


do you hoedown?  how about hambo?  if you don't know what either means, you need to check out the hambo hoedown sponsered by hambo stamps!
i had to play this week, since the theme is a beach thing and i'm going to be on a beach very soon!!  hopefully sitting under an umbrella with a fruity umbrella drink in hand!  go get some hambo stamps and play along with the hoedown.  who doesn't love free digis??

stamps: hambo, studio g
cardstock: bermuda bay, soft sky, pacific point, crumb cake, river rock, my mind's eye pp
ink: bermuda bay, soft suede, baja breeze
embellishments: white gel pen, primsacolor markers

Feb 19, 2011

bowl of cherries...

another set in the "paper brand" themed atcs that suzi is hosting.  for this swap we had to use cosmo cricket paper.  i love this cherry paper.  and i even had a cherry stamp set that matched!

bowl of cherries
stamps: basic gray
cardstock: cherry cobbler, cosmo cricket pp
ink: riding hood red, burnt umber
tools: scallop square punch

Feb 18, 2011

feel better...

let me tell you a little tale...a few months ago, i went on a little stamp binge. i'm not ashamed...i'm addicted. thanks, unity, for helping me out with this (although my bank account would not agree!). i bought the cutest set (see here) that i had grand plans of making many cards with. over the past few weeks, i've had a bunch of friends who have been hit with the flu or some horrible cold...all of whom would have loved getting a little get well card to boost their spirits. but i'm a slacker card sender. so they will have to accept this e-card from me!!

feel better
stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, hot fudge, making memories green(?)
ink: early espresso, burnt umber
tools: corner chomper, prismacolor markers

don't forget that today is friday and friends with flair. check out the unity blog for more fun things!

Feb 16, 2011


remember a few posts back, the atcs i made using echo park paper?  well, suzi is hosting three swaps that all feature a specific brand of paper.  and i love all three brands, so of course i had to join all three.  this set of atcs i made uses paper from october afternoon.  when i started making these, i had a different plan in mind.  the paper i used is double sided.  when i dropped one of the base pieces and it landed with the gingham side up, i loved it and went a completely different direction!  and this is what i ended up with.  i have had this tiny tag punch forever and never could figure out how to use it.  it worked perfect for these atcs!!

stamps:stampin up
cardstock: certainly celery, soft suede, october afternoon pp
ink: old olive
embellishments:  hemp twine
tools: tiny tag punch, 1/8" circle punch

Feb 14, 2011

happy valentine's day!

it's also monday, so it's a h{ippity} hop kinda day, too.  i haven't done the hop in a few weeks!  i've missed it!  visit the {ippity} blog to see all the other cute projects on the hop.

this is the card i made for my valentine, the love of my life.  the thought says it all!  i don't know what i would do without him.   

happy valentine's day! 

love more
stamps: ippity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, early espresso
ink: riding hood red, blushing bride
tools: prismacolor markers

Feb 13, 2011

party hat...

more birthday cards this weekend.  i'm hoping now that i have a bunch made, i will be better about sending them!!  time will tell!!  i used a few different stamp companies on this one.  some i haven't used in a long time!  i love finding stamps that i forgot i had.  it's like they are new again!!  i made some in boy and girl colors.

party hats
stamps: purple onion, kim hughes, ippity, unity
cardstock: pacific point, pear pizazz, blushing bride, rich razzleberry, crumb cake
ink: pacific point, wild wasabi, blushing bride, rich razzleberry, crumb cake, soft suede, early espresso
tools: prismacolor markers, corner chomper

Feb 12, 2011

happy birthday cake...

who doesn't love birthday cake?  what's your favorite kind of cake?  mine is a rum cake (minus the pineapple...which causes great debate in my family!) that this little bakery in salt lake makes.  it is about the best cake in the whole world.  so what that my cake tasting is limited to those in the state of utah, pretty much!  the frosting is to die for!  here's a little birthday card i made after i finally broke into some of the cute bella blvd stamps from unity that i got for christmas.  it's a great set!!

wow...talk about an english major's nightmare of a post!!

life is good
stamps: bella blvd/unity
cardstock: purely pomegranate, daffodil delight
ink: purely pomegranate
tools: prismacolor markers

Feb 10, 2011

still here...

nope.  i haven't fallen off the face of the earth...just been working a wacky schedule the past two weeks that left no time for playing in my craft room!  but never fear...got the whole weekend off and a big list of things i want to get done!!

stay tuned!!

Feb 4, 2011

life is good...

life is good, especially when it's friday!!  and if you read my blog much, you know friday usually means friends with flair-a little blog hop with unity lovers creating all sorts of crafty goodness. check them all out here.  and also a chance to win free stamps! who doesn't love that??  just look for the magic blinkie!  my friend suzi is hosting three different atc swaps.  the theme for them is using paper from three different companies.  this set is for the echo park swap.  i so {heart} echo park.  and unity happens to have  co-brand stamps that match!!  hope you all have a great friday!!

life is good
stamps: unity
cardstock: hot fudge, vanilla
ink: early espresso, bermuda bay
tools: cloud corner chomper

Feb 3, 2011

how many cupcakes...

another set of birthday cards from last weekend.  love this little cupcake!!  remember:  it's not about how many candles you blow out but how many cupcakes you get!

how many cupcakes
stamps:stampin up
cardstock: crumb cake, blushing bride, pear pizzaz, rose red, baja breeze
ink: pear pizzaz, rose red, baja breeze, early espresso, so saffron
embellishments: cupcake punch