Oct 28, 2011


if you could only see me you would see that i'm doing the happy dance because it's friday.  the past week has been an exceedingly difficult week for me (personal stuff and patients at work) so i'm T.H.R.I.L.L.E.D.  to have today and tomorrow off.  i made this card for a friend of mine, who is also having a rough patch.

stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, rich razzleberry, crumb cake, soft sky, bo bunny pp
ink: early espresso, pool party, soft sky, peeled paint distress
embellishments: glitter pen, baker's twine
tools:  deckle nestabilities

and you know that friday means friends with flair to the unity peeps.  so go visit them!

i also am doing something new...i found this fun blog called flashback friday challenges.  you link up your "first" project of the theme they choose.  this week is your "first tag".  i guess i haven't made many tags because the first one i could find that i actually blogged about was only from two years ago!  here is the original post.

have a great weekend!!

Oct 25, 2011


have you checked out the {ippity} chick challenge blog and played along with one of the sketch challenges yet? if you haven't, you should. you could win some{ippity} goodness! each week there is a new sketch to create a card/project from. i didn't get a chance to play along last week, but i created this card for this week's challenge.  the sketch is below.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, soft sky, american crafts pp
ink: lucky limeade, early espresso, pool party, white craft, versamark
embellishments: clear embossing powder, prismacolor markers
tools:  scallop border punch, label punch, nestabilities

so go check out this week's challenge, get a little inky, post your project and you just might win a nice prize! hurry...you have one more day for this week's challenge.

Oct 24, 2011

late winner...

boy, having a rough time with drawing winners on the day i said i would!!  the winner for my {ippity} goodness from the {ippity} christmas in october blog hop is...

Pryn said...Awesome card! Love the pop of pink off 
of the non-traditional green background! It looks fab!
10/16/11 5:37 PM

pryn, email me to get your goodies!!

Oct 21, 2011

tiny book...

i did it again.  joined a swap that was so outside my comfort zone.  and after i got over the initial drama of dreading it, i actually loved it.  one of my favorite swaps, i dare say, ever!!  it was a one on one swap, so we got a name of the person we were going to send our project to.  the thing we had to do was make a tiny book.  there were only a few rules.  one-had to be tiny.  less than 3 inches.  two-had to have six pages.  three-had to have stamping on it somewhere.  seemed easy enough.  right?  no way.  i thought about it forever!  (ok, not forever, but a while...)  and i finally quit thinking so much and just started making it.  then it just sort of ended up being finished.  and i think it turned out pretty good.  i love the colors.  and i have a good idea that the recipient (who i can't say yet!) will love it, too.  at least i hope she will.

it's friday ('bout time!)  so don't forget to visit the unity blog.  a lot of great projects to look at and you may have a chance to win some unity goodness!!   so go see what the friends with flair peeps have going on!

notes to self
stamps: ippity, unity, melody ross, iron orchid designs, brave girls club, simple stories, authentique, jillibean soup, marah johnson
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, echo park pp
ink: peeled paint distress, seedless preserves distress, early espresso, crumb cake
embellishments: ribbon

(click on each picture for a larger view)

ps if you are julia (who won a prize from this post) please email me to get your prize!!

Oct 18, 2011

witchey poo...

here is my probably one and only halloween card for the year!! i just don't love halloween even though while sorting my stamps i have a whole box of halloween stamps!  this is a digi stamp from hambo

witchey poo
digi stamps: hambo
cardstock: dusty durango, basic black, wrmk pp
ink: onyx black, walnut stain, old olive craft
embellishments: glossy accents, clear embossing powder, prismacolor markers

Oct 15, 2011

christmas in october blog hop...

welcome to the {ippity} christmas in october blog hop.

if you are coming from barbara's blog,  you’re on the right track.  if you want to start from the beginning, go to heather’s blog.

i am absolutely loving the set gingham christmas greetings. it's such a fun set and there are so many things you can do with it.  this is one card i created using it.  and this is the second card in my gingham christmas greetings {just add ink!} kit.  (click here for more info on that!)

stamps: ippity
cardstock: pear pizazz, pink pirouette
ink: pear pizazz, pink pirouette
embellishments:  baker's twine
tools:  scallop punch
your next stop will be crystal at crystal's craft corner.   and here is the list of the blog hoppers!!

angie <------you are here!

thanks for doing the christmas in october blog hop with the {ippity} chicks. and don't forget to comment for some {ippity} goodness.  i will draw a winner on oct 22!!

Oct 14, 2011

holiday trees...

it's friday already??  holy time flying batman!!  i've got an awesome thing to show you.  but first, don't forget it's friends with flair (being friday and everything!)  so go take a gander at the unity blog and check out the other cool projectos.  this week i used {ippity} stamps!

now...do you ever love the easy way out of things?  not always, but sometimes you want to do something but want it quick and simple?  i'm helping you out with that.  introducing the {just add ink!} kit from {ippity}shug!  i've paired an awesome {ippity} kit with two cards that i've created.  you get the stamp kit and supplies to make 10 cards (five of two designs).  all you need to do is just add ink!   and assemble.  included will be instructions on making the card.  how easy peasy is that?

here is the first card that the gingham christmas greetings {just add ink!} kit will come with.

holiday trees
stamps: ippity
cardstock: cherry cobbler, jillibean soup pp
ink: pool party, soft sky, cherry cobbler, pear pizazz, lucky limeade
embellishments:  baker's twine
tools:  top note die

i will be showing the other card in the {just add ink!} kit tomorrow.  so stay tuned and visit my {ippity} blog for all the details on the new kit!

Oct 10, 2011

happy heart...

happy monday!  it has been a whirlwind of a weekend for me and i can't believe monday has come so soon.  i have spent the past 5 days with 10 of my crafties.  we spent the time crafting, talking, laughing, eating, shopping and generally having a fabulous time.  i even managed to get a few projects done.  i hosted an atc swap with the theme of "a year in atcs."  each person picked a month and created an atc with that month as the theme.  i had february.  here's my set of atcs.  i'm sad to see everyone go home, but glad they all made it home safely.  i'm counting the days until we get together again in april!

happy heart
stamps: ippity
cardstock: blushing bride, early espresso, we r memory keepers pp
ink: early espresso, fired brick distress
and i didn't forget about the winner of the {ippity} goodness from the blog hop on oct 1.  
the winner is...
Jullia said...
Just became a follower.
Lovely ATC's. Great job on both projects! Hugs, Julia
10/1/11 3:36 PM

congrats, julia!! please send me an email to collect your goodies!!

Oct 7, 2011

birthday balloons...

friday, friday, friday!!  and friends with flair.  great unity stuff out there.  i'm  hanging with friends for the weekend.  lots of stamping, chatting, laughing, eating.  what could be better?  could be better if all the crafties could have made it, but next time...  hope you have a great weekend.  go visit the unity blog and see the other fwf projects!

birthday balloons
stamps: unity
cardstock: walnut cream, early espresso, my minds eye pp
ink: early espresso
embellishments: ribbon, glossy accents, prismacolor markers

Oct 5, 2011


if you've been following along at home (for some reason that phrase just makes me laugh!!), then you know that there is a new challenge blog in town. the {ippity} chicks have a blog,  chick challenges, where each week a new sketch will be posted.  you can participate in the sketch challenge and possibly win some {ippity} goodness.   pretty cool since there is a huge varitey of cute stamps to choose from!!  all week, the chick challenges blog has been hopping with great projects.

today is the debut of the first sketch challenge, cc01.  here's the card i made.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: pink pirouette, echo park pp, my minds eye pp
ink: purely pomegranate, pink pirouette, lucky limeade
embellishments: baker's twine
and here's the sketch to play with. 

you know you want to play along!  so go do it!  here are the challenge details: 
  • This challenge CC01 begins Thursday, October 6th @12:01am Eastern time and ends Wednesday, October 12th @ 11:59pm Eastern Time.
  • All {ippity} fans and {ippity} chicks are encouraged to join in, and just need to link up your entry to our Linky below.  You can link from your blog or any online gallery and must mention our "Chick Challenges {with ippity}" blog and/or include our challenge badge (it's at the top right corner of this blog) with a link back here.
  • Create any 'new' project (card, layout, altered items, etc.) based on the "Hot Chick's" sketch above, using ONLY {ippity} stamps. You can flip or turn the sketch to accommodate your creation.
  • One random entry will win the weekly prize provided by the "Hot Chick".
  • All entries will be considered for our "Featured Peeps" of the week (voted on by all of our {ippity} chicksand will be sent our super duper cute badge to display on their own blog!
  • The 'Prize Winner' and 'Featured Peeps' for this challenge, CC01, will be announced on Sunday, October 16th! 
  • We would love to have you as a "follower" too!

friends uplift...

i love the 5th of each month!  new {ippity} release day!!  i made this gift tag with this uber cute set!!  so freaking adorable!!   also see the other new release thanks for all things here.  better get yours now!!! (visit {ippity}shug for that)   and speaking of friends, it's officially the start of utah-palooza today!!  having a long girl's weekend filled with my crafties from across the country-az, ma, tn, ut, wa- represented (with several other states represented in spirit--miss you girls!!) going to be a fantastic time!!

friends uplift
stamps: ippity
cardstock: tag, lucky limeade, purely pomegranate
ink: purely pomegranate, lucky limeade, early espresso
embellishments:  ribbon

and don't forget the last day on the chick picks blog hop over at the chick challenges blog!! 

goodness...i think i hit an exclamation mark record.  sorry 'bout that!

Oct 1, 2011

chick picks blog hop...

welcome to the chick picks blog hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, chick challenges {with ippity}! chick challenges was created by the unity endorsed {ippity} chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous {ippity} stamps!

our blog hop will run from october 1st  to october 5th.  each day, we will feature 5 new {ippity} chicks and their projects. we will be sharing projects made using our favorite {ippity} stamp sets. to sweeten the deal even more, chick challenge is giving away {ippity} stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!

to win, you must:
  1.  become a "follower" of the chick challenges blog (www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com)
  2. visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment
  3. come back to the  chick challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite {ippity} stamp set is. (you can view all of {ippity's} stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the  chick challenges blog.) 
so grab an iced mocha, iced tea or your favorite beverage and check out the awesome {ippity} chicks featured on today's hop!  jenny johns might have sent you here, but if she didn't, go start back at the beginning of the hop.

angie reece (you are here!)

it's hard for me to pick my favorite {ippity} set because i have a few.  one set that i love is all things are possible.   it's got great stamps that can be used for a cause such as breast cancer or for any occasion.  i made this set of atcs for a breast cancer atc swap i'm in.

believe hope and love
stamps: ippity
cardstock: purely pomegranate, pink pirouette, s.e.i. pp
ink: purely pomegranate, bravo burgundy, spun sugar distress
tools:  prismacolor markers

another great set is the best,  because it has so many stamps that are very versatile and you can make many themes with it. 

birthday event
stamps: ippity
cardstock: lucky limeade, really rust, my mind's eye pp
ink: spun sugar distress, blushing bride,  lucky limeade, rich razzleberry
embellishments:  fancy pants rub on, string

next up on the hop is barbara!  go check out what she has created at her blog, art and soul creations.  and thanks for making it through the ginormous post!!  don't forget to visit the chick challenges blog each day until october 5th to follow the hop and for your chance to win some {ippity} goodness!

finally, if you need to get some of this {ippity} awesomeness, visit my {ippity} blog!
happy hopping!!

and how did i forget to wish you all a happy world card making day??  since i did, i'll throw in a little prize for visiting.  i'll draw a random winner on oct 6th.  you never know...you just might win a new {ippity} goodie!  and if you follow my blog (over on the side there-------->) you'll get an extra entry.
go get inky!!