Wednesday, November 18, 2009

{ippity} skippity!

She's BAAA-AAACK!!!!

I think it has been something like three months or so since I've stamped ANYTHING!!! Here are my first two {ippity} cards . . . hope you like them!!

And if you LOVE the stamps, check out my post below and you can BUY them!!! Only a handful of folks so far are offering {ippity} stamps for sale... and I'm one of them!!! These high quality stamps will make great Christmas presents for the crafters in your life, including yourself!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

introducing {ippity}!!!!

I'm so excited to be back!!! I have some fun news to share!!!

I'm going to be selling some new, amazing stamps from a line called {ippity}, which is a sister company to Unity. If you've read my blog before, you know I've been a big fan of Unity since the very beginning!!! These awesome {ippity} stamps are super high quality--thick, red rubber, attached to ez mount--just use them on any acrylic blocks, as you would any unmounted stamps!!!

They are perfect for both scrapbooking and cardmaking!! Here are the first 8 {ippity} sets available--aren't they gorgeous??

Simply Home $15.00

Life's Little Moments $20.00

Kissmas & Mistletoe $15.00

Devoted $20.00

Straight from the Heart $15.00

Just Wanted to Say $15.00

Alphabetically Adorable $20.00

Because of You $15.00

Shipping and handling is a flat rate of $1.00 per set. Oh, and there will be 8 new sets released every 3 months!!! These would make great gifts for the stampers and scrapbookers in your life!!! (including YOU!!) *grin*

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Awesome link to blog candy!

Wow! Stephanie has some awesome candy over on her blog. She's gotten over 25,000 hits and has reached 100 followers! Go take a look at her inspiring blog, and enter for the great blog candy, too!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pink and Brown

I don't think I ever posted these... sorry the pictures aren't very clear. I was going through a pink and brown phase a couple of weeks ago!

Well, I'm officially no longer a Stampin' Up! demo... it feels pretty good!!! Maybe someday I will pick it back up again, but for now, it is the right decision.

Here's my little guy:

He's taken to trying on hats when we are shopping!! He looks like a little Sinatra or something!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Simple and Sweet and Some News...

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later... I'm going back to work in a few weeks. I have a wonderful lady to watch my boy, along with a couple other cutie pie kids. We were just out there again today to visit, and he absolutely loves it there. I can't believe he is 20 months old already, nearly 21 months!!! I'm so grateful that I was able to spend that many months at home with him, when I originaly thought I'd only have about 3. He has just started saying "I love you" which sounds like "oh-vee..." and calling us "honey." :-)

I am also giving up my Stampin' Up! demo-ship... it is just too much of a struggle for me to make my minimums, and when I buy stuff myself, it ends up sitting there, unused. I want to keep stamping, I just don't want the pressure of being a demo anymore. Any of you who might be former customers of mine, if you want, drop me an email, and I'll hook you up with a new demo. Thanks for your support all of these years!! Someday I may pick it back up again, but for now this is the right decision. I'm also going to purge my stamping supplies and get them down to a manageable amount. I will list the items I have for sale here soon, so if you are looking for some goodies, check back!!! I'm hoping to keep stamping when I can, and so will blog occasionally, but probably not as often as you'd like!!

I did stamp a couple of really simple cards today, one for a friend of my dh whose wife had a little boy, and one for a friend of mine who is due soon with a little girl. I used an old Wordsworth clear set that is getting old and brittle, but still worked for these sweet cards!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Win $1,000 at!

Want to win $1000 in scrapping supplies?? I just found out that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

Thursday, June 4, 2009

What's Black and White and Red all Over??

Why, this of course!!

Stamps: Unity
CS: Red, Black, and White (SU!)
Paper: polka dots by ????, page from a magazine
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: from Hobby Lobby (I think?)
Bling: Kaisercraft black gems

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ssssssomebody Stop Me!!!

I can't quit doing that pleated ribbon and stitching thing...

Oh yeah, and I also suddenly seem to be addicted to Kraft, in case you hadn't noticed!!! :-)

Stamps: Unity
CS: Kraft and Kiwi Kiss (SU!)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore
Ribbon and Buttons: from JoAnn's

Sew Crazy!!!

I went SEW crazy today!!!

First, I crocheted an adorable little flower using Nichole's pattern. Love this pattern--thank you Nichole!!! The great thing about it is you can create a little flower from any color embroidery thread you want--so you can be all matchy-matchy with any patterned paper you like!!!

Then I went a little overboard with my sewing machine on a card I was making . . . once I started I just couldn't stop!!! I think I did too much, but I'm pretty happy with the general idea of the card. The layout is from Jen's Sketch for You to Try.

Stamp: Unity from May KOM
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Cardstock: Kraft from SU!
Paper: Reagan's Room Collection from Heidi Grace
Ribbon, thread, button, embroidery floss for flower all from JoAnn's.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twice in One Day??

Wowza!!! Somebody stop me!! I actually stamped TWO cards today!! This one is a Mojo Monday sketch and uses a Unity monochromatic challenge. I think I would like this one better if I did it in red. Perhaps I will remake it tomorrow. Enjoy!

2 Sketches 4 You Card

I LOVE the sketches at 2 Sketches 4 You!!! Twice now they have pulled me out of a complete creative SLUMP!!!! True, I have been incredibly busy with my classwork for my first grad class and taking care of (playing with, really) my sweet little boy, but even when I've had a spare moment, I have not had any clue how to start stamping again. It has been a long dry spell. This morning I saw Laura's sketch 27, and just decided to jump right in. I felt inspired, I knew just the colors I wanted to use, I basically just whipped the card up from start to finish with no pausing to make decisions. I LOVE it when that happens!!! I love it even more when I actually like the finished product--and I adore this one!!! The colors are just so bright and happy. What do you think?This is my entry into the 1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown!!! Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mmmm... Mmmmm... and Oops!

Had some fun making yummy lemon cream cheese cake balls this week, and stamping some fun packaging to take them to a friend of mine!! We shared them with a group of about seven of us--and they were a big hit!!! I promised to make chocolate next time.

Here is a recent pic of the babe... who is now 1 1/2!!!!! I can hardly believe it!!! He loves to go for "awks" (walks)!!! As you can see from his skinned up nose, sometimes his feet move too fast for him!!! Also, can you believe he was a year and a half before someone actually got him a noisy toy like this recorder--AND can you believe it was NOT a family member who got it for him to torture his parents with, but *I* got it for him??? I know, what was I thinking?? :-)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Unity KOM Blog Hop!


So it has been MONTHS since I stamped!! And yesterday I stamped not ONE, but TWO cards, and I actually like them! It is all because of these AWESOME Unity stamps:

Both of these cards use the April Kit of the Month. This and all past kits of the month are on sale right now!!!

Hope you are enjoying the Unity blog hop!!!

Go see **Tasha** next!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Not Good....

I don't feel like stamping anymore.
I can't figure out what is wrong with me!!!
Any ideas???

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bunny Bags

No stamping, but I DID use punches to create these adorable little Easter treat bags for my nephews. We are going over to dye eggs with them later today. I think I'll save them until tomorrow, though, when we have Easter dinner with them too.

What do you think? I have seen many others make bunnies with the Top Note die and punches, so I did not create this idea. I used it as a topper on a little lunch bag, and I added the bunny tail! Not sure what will go inside, but rest assured, it will be something yummy!!

Have a beautiful weekend!