Nov 27, 2012

warm & toasty...

i just love this little polar bear.  he makes you all warm and fuzzy!  how are your christmas cards coming along?

winter wonderland
stamps:  purple onion
digi stamps:  birdie brown
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, pepple, white
ink: onyx black, iced spruce
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Nov 23, 2012

happy birthday...

so are you out there in the frenzy of "black friday" shopping?  i'm so not a shopper...i hate it (well, except shopping online...which i love!) and this year it seems that half the stores opened yesterday instead of waiting until friday. lame.  oh well...

since it is friday, it's time for friends with flair over at unity.  check out the blog and you have a chance to win some free unity stamps. who wouldn't love that?  here's a card i made for the diecut diva blog.  this is totally outside my thinking box, but i think it turned out ok.

happy birthday
stamps:  unity, webster's pages
cardstock: tangerine tango, fancy pants pp
ink: tumbled glass, spiced marmalade
embellishments:  baker's twine, balloon die cuts

hope you had a great holiday and have a good weekend!

Nov 22, 2012

thankful heart...

happy thanksgiving!  

there isn't enough space to list all the things i am thankful for so i'll just say my heart is very, very happy.  i hope you have a happy heart, as well!!

thankful heart
stamps:  unity
material: canvas, book text, vinyl
paint: gesso, acrylic
tools:  silhouette (phrase, leaves)

Nov 17, 2012


i made this card in october for the diecut diva blog. you can't have too many cards of support.  the ribbon and gatefold card can be found over at creative cuts and more.  i used a cool velcro closure to keep the card  closed.

stamps: unity, susan weckesser
cardstock: white
ink: crumb cake, purely pomegranate
embellishments:  rhinestones

Nov 14, 2012


here's a set of atcs i made for a paper piecing swap christy is hosting.  i cheated a little and used my silhouette to cut the circles.  because if anyone knows me, they know i hate cutting little things out!!  i know, i know...why did i join a paper piecing swap??  cause i'm silly!!

stamps:  stampin' up
cardstock: midnight muse, echo park pp
ink: lady bug, ripe persimmon, faded jeans, broken china, mustard seed, onyx black
embellishments:  book text

Nov 12, 2012

winter wonderland...

i mentioned last post that i needed to get some christmas cards done. so i've been working on a few.  i love when i've made a card and it's a design that will work for several different cards.  like this one (taken from my last post's card).  so simple, but lovely!  and i stumbled upon a cute new digi stamp designer.  birdie brown's digital stamps are so cute.  check her blog out here.  this image was a freebie from her blog.

winter wonderland
stamps:  purple onion
digi stamps:  birdie brown
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, pepple, white
ink: onyx black, iced spruce
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Nov 7, 2012


i need to get started on my christmas cards.  by no way does this mean i'm glossing over thanksgiving like the  crazy people who have already decorated for christmas.  just means i'm "thinking" about christmas...and the time it takes to make my christmas cards!!  this card isn't necessarily a christmas card, but i did use cute christmas patterned paper from my mind's eye.  can you say a little obsessed?  i can't get enough of it!!  i also used the set, pain and pride, which is the fabulous feature over on the {ippity} blog.  you should check out the other cards using this cute set.

stamps: ippity
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, echo park pp, white
ink: onyx black, cherry cobbler
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Nov 5, 2012

birthday wishes...

i adore this stamp of the week. as soon as i saw it i couldn't wait to get it inky.  it's perfect for cards...girls, boys, women, men, kids, adults, dogs, get the picture.  and i have never been a huge fan of mixing different patterned papers or using more than one.  until recently.  now i love to do it.

birthday wishes
stamps: unity, christy tomlinson
cardstock: my mind's eye pp, white
ink: onyx black, spiced marmalade, worn lipstick, spun sugar, broken china
embellishments: prismacolor markers, shipping tag

and the winner of the grab bag of unity goodness from my random acts of kindness post is...

Blogger Julie Odil said...

Hi Angie, I LOVE this idea! Thanks for doing this. I work in a nursing home so it's easy for me to pass on RAK many times a day. One I did yesterday: as part of my job, I took 9 residents to a local restaurant for lunch. One woman had no money and wouldn't have been able to go, so I paid for her meal for her. She was very happy to go along and be with her friends.
10/26/12 12:24 PM

what an awesome thing to do, julie!! please email me email me your info and i'll get your prize to you.

Nov 2, 2012


i know, i's not august, it's november!  but i'm sharing a calendar of august with you.  each year for the past probaby five years maybe?  i've hosted a swap with 11 other peeps  and we create a coaster calendar.  i'm addicted to them.  they are so cute!  i have august in this year's swap.  i struggled trying to think of something "augusty."  i came up with a sort of back to school/varsity type theme.

stamps: jilibean soup
cardstock: white, pebble, becky higgins pp
ink: raspberry ripple, pacific point, dafodill delight, lulu lavendar
embellishments:  wood veneer stars & arrows
font:  king cool kc
other: acrylic paint, gesso

and i of course used lots of unity stamps on it, so it fits right in with friends with flair.  after you check out the awesome projects, visit the unity site for an awesome sale!!

finally, remember you have another day to enter my random acts of kindness contest for a grab bag of unity goodies.  check it out here.