Apr 29, 2011

what's up...

 i adore this bicycle stamp. and i just can't call it a bike. it's too classy for the name bike. must be bicycle. i know, i'm weird.  but i do love the way this set of atcs turned out.  it's for suzi's pink and lime green swap.  i'd love to just float away on a bicycle sometime.  don't forget that it's friday, so it's  friends with flair.  play along here for your chance to win some fun stamps.

what's up
stamps: unity, amuse
cardstock: green galore, melon mambo
ink: melon mambo, grass (amuse)
embellishments:  glossy accents
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 26, 2011

welcome spring...

welcome spring.  i would love to do just that.  but it continues to be sucky weather here.  hasn't snowed in a week (in the valley) but it has been cold and rainy.  i have seen tiny glimpses of spring...little tulips peeking up from the ground, buds on the trees.  hopefully it is really just around the corner this time. 

eta:  i take it back about the snow...it's currently snowing!!  WHERE IS SPRING???

welcome spring
stamps: kim hughes
cardstock: certainly celery
ink: daffodil delight, melon mambo, peeled pain distress, onyx black
embellishments:  buttons
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 25, 2011

make everyday...

do you love when you remember a cool thing you've done before but forgot about? that's what happened when i saw the unity tv episode on magic embossing. i've done this technique before, but kinda forgot about it! so when i had to make a card for the h{ippity} hop, i figured i would give it a shot. and i love how it turned out!  i'm so in love with wild honey, broken china and peeled paint distress ink.  go check out the rest of the creations in this week's h{ippity} hop!

make everyday
stamps: ippity
cardstock: morning marigold
ink: peeled paint, broken china, fired brick, wild honey, walnut stain, versamark
embellishments:  clear embossing powder

Apr 24, 2011

easter gang...

happy easter!  made an easter card using this cute digi stamp from bugaboo. 

easter gang
digi stamp: bugaboo
cardstock: pink pirouette, melon mambo, papertray ink pp
ink: melon mambo
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 22, 2011

friends are...

the beauty of stamping and making your own things is you can mix and match stamps to your liking.  i love this pair of socks from unity.  and i love this sentiment from unity.  they aren't from the same set.  but i love how they work together!  last weekend (yes, i'm still sad that it went by so quickly!) at palooza, i made this set of atcs.  and as i looked around the room, i thought the saying couldn't be more true.  friends really are the best.  and speaking of friends, it's friends with flair friday!!  go play along on the unity blog and don't forget there are prizes to be won!

friends are...
stamps: unity
cardstock: soft suede, pink pirouette
ink: soft suede, blushing bride 
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 21, 2011

song bird...

suzi is hosting a swap that i wasn't going to join. it was an atc swap using tape on it somewhere. no, adhesive on the back didn't count! i started seeing some things made with some really cool paper tape and i decided to join. i bought some 7 gypsies paper tape and wasn't thrilled with the patterns, but it was all i could find. i was looking at some of suzi's cool tim holtz/stampers anonymous stamps last weekend and thought they were not my style. then i starting thinking of this swap and all the sudden, the stamps jumped out at me. the bird matched the tape so well! the stamps may not be my style, but i made them work and now i want some!  i also bought a tool i've wanted for so long and never got.  the tiny attacher from tim hotlz (i promise this isn't just one big tim holtz ad!).  it has the cutest little tiny staples!

song bird
stamps: stampers anonymous/tim holtz
cardstock: early espresso, walnut cream, stampin up pp
ink: soft suede, crumb cake, pear pizazz 
embellishments:  paper tape-7gypsies
tools:  tiny attacher

Apr 19, 2011

mr eggster...

i made a bunch of cards this weekend while at palooza along with 5 sets of atcs.  this is an easter card that i needed to be boyish.  i love the little egg!!  the stamp is a digi image from just some lines.  isn't that a great name??

mr eggster
stamps: tac
digi stamps:  just some lines
cardstock:  crumb cake, pear pizazz, stampin up pp
ink: onyx black, pear pizazz 
embellishments:  glossy accents
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 18, 2011

special delivery...

i've been waiting for about two weeks to post this card!!  jennifer, one of the palooza-goers, is having a baby this summer.  we had a surprise shower for her this weekend.  so i needed a card for her but couldn't post it until she opened it!!

from the very first day
stamps: kim hughes
cardstock: barely banana, pear pizazz, my mind's eye pp, fancy pants pp, october afternoon pp, stampin up pp
ink: early espresso, pear pizazz 
tools:  prismacolor markers

Apr 15, 2011

spring palooza '11...

every spring (and sometimes fall or random other times!)  a group of my stamping friends get together for a long weekend to craft.  it's always such a fun trip!  lots of creativity going on!

kimmy, mary, angie
robin, kristi, kim, jennifer
kathy, chris
traci, sherri, chelsea, suzi

this is my half of the table...and yes, i do know where everything is!  more pictures and projects to follow!

Apr 10, 2011

from the very first day...

two years ago today, me and kerry went to vegas and got married.  greatest thing i've ever done (since meeting him!) this card couldn't be more true.  he stuck with me after i dumped beer all over a kid on our first date!

happy anniversary, kerry!!

from the very first day
stamps: unity, ippity
cardstock:  early espresso, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, walnut cream
ink: crumb cake, soft suede, cherry cobbler, old paper
embellishments: rhinestone
tools:  corner chomper

Apr 4, 2011

anything but...

i swear, if there is a class in procrastination, i'd get an a+!  what does that have to do with h{ippty} hop monday?  i should have been writing my paper last night but instead found myself in my craft room making a card so i could play along with the hop!!  i've got a case of "senior-itis" so bad!!  but in 8 days it will all be over  and i can spend as much time in my craft room (guilt free!) as i want!! have a good monday and go check out the rest of the h{ippity} hop!

anything but happy
stamps:  ippity
cardstock:  bermuda bay, rich razzleberry, making memories
ink: soft suede, bermuda bay
embellishments:  glossy accents
tools: prismacolor markers

Apr 3, 2011

happy day swing...

if only i could find a tree like this today...it snowed like 5 inches overnight!  when i saw this tree with the cute little swing a while ago and fell in love with it so when amuse had their 50% off sale i had to get it!!  probably got too much, but oh well. another simple card that i think is adorable.  (that sounds kind of conceited...not meant to be!)  have i mentioned that one of my favorite new colors is peeled paint distress ink by tim holtz?  i don't think it's new, but i just got it so it's new to me.  it's such a cool shade!!

happy day swing
stamps:  amuse
cardstock:  pear pizazz, stampin up pp
ink: early espresso, purely pomegranate, peeled paint distress
tools: prismacolor markers

Apr 1, 2011

hello dear friend...

happy april fool's!!  no jokes from me...boring i know.  but wow.  how long has it been since i've done friends with flair on friday??  feels like forever, when it's probably only been a few weeks!!  whatever...i'm glad to have you visit today!!  i made this card last night.  it just sort of came to me.  i had some scraps sitting on my mess of a table (it's so embarrassing how big of a mess...) and i have been wanting to use the stamps from the set could i be any cuter  for a while (one of those i got at christmas with my mega order!).  so i put the two together and voila!   and i added buttons!!  oh how i love them but don't use them enough!!   now go enjoy the rest of the fwf crafty goodness and have a great friday!!

hello dear friend
stamps:  unity
cardstock:  pear pizazz, stampin up pp
ink: early espresso, soft suede, pear pizazz
embellishments:  buttons
tools: prismacolor markers