Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Loads of Love-chick challenge #11

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you're all having a great day.  I hope you love the card I have created for the 11th Chick Challenge.  If you've not stopped by and pulled out your Ippity stamps to play you totally should!  Chick Challenges with Ippity is one of my favorite places to stop by daily!  Love to see how creative soooooo many people are!  Love it.  Hope you enjoy my card-- love this set.  It's called Loads of Love!

I am also starting to keep myself accountabe and I want to make a goal to send 100 cards to OWH so I am going to use a counter on my blog to keep me a little bit more accountable!  So I have some cards ready to go but I am going to start my counter over fresh today!  And this card will go in the box. I hope the twine on the side won't be an issue-- please if I have any OWHers who see this-- please let me know if that makes the card too bulky! 

Stamps: Ippity Loads of Love
Paper: DSP? Solid GP
Twine: The Twinery
Copics and Momento Ink
Other: Glossy Accents

Friday, December 23, 2011

FWF Winner!!!!

Yikes it's Friday.... almost Christmas.  Oh my where has the time gone!  I just wanted to check in and let you know that I didn't forget about my sweet treat winner from FWF last week!  I used to pick a winner and number 6 came up!  Tammy Ozuna you are the winner.  Please email me at sarahvaitmelbyATgmail with your information :)  Can't wait to get your awesome Itty Bitty out to you :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A little more {Ippity} Love

Ahhh friends I found some time to join another challenge-- with my favorite ladies and stamps :)  Challenges With Ippity stop over and check out this weeks challenge!  It's a great sketch--I'm sure you'll love it!  Besides it's a great excuse for you to dig out your {Ippity} stamps...oh you don't have any you say... stop by Jen's place and she will hook you up!  You won't be disappointed!  And I know there are plenty of other great Ippity chicks out there... I just haven't ordered from them so check them out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Tag-tastic Monday! And a little blog candy!

Happy Monday blog friends.  I hope you are all doing well and having a great day!  I can't believe it's almost Christmas--yowza where has the month gone.  I hope you are excited to join my fabulous design team friends at Fantabulous Cricut for our Monday Challenge!  This week's challenge is all about tags!  We're "trimming with tags" and I soooo hope you join us.  This challenge will be active for 2 weeks instead of one!  So hopefully you will find some time to create with us.  Go ahead and use a tag in any way on your project! 

Oh and did you see the fabulous paper I used?  I bet you did.  It's awesome Core'dinations paper!  My project used paper from the Flower Power Vintage Collection.   The vintage collection has a presanded look to it-- however, I think it looks great when you take some extra time to sand it!  Which is what I did.  It also looks great when you rip the paper too.  I also debossed and embossed my tags.  Core'dinations is the sponser for this challenge-- so get your project in for a chance to win!!!  You won't be disappointed.  And just for fun I am going to have a little bit of fun-- I have some great Core'dinations paper and I would LOVE to share!  Link up a project at FCCB and be one of my followers!  On Monday, January 2, 2012 I will do a drawing and the lucky winner will receive some 6x6 sheets of Core'dinations paper!

Here are my tags side by side!  A little sanding looks awesome :) 

Debossed tag that was sanded.

Embossed and then sanded!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Keepin' It Corny!

Happy Sunday!  Ugh I can't believe the weekend is over...oh how sad!  But it's a short work week for me with the holidays being next weekend--which is also crazy!!!  But between a little baking I had to get to my crafts.  I simply had to create a card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch Challenge.  This week the challenge was Designer's Choice so anything goes!  I hope you enjoy my card.  PKS is having a design team call right now...oh how I wish I would be selected! 

Stamps: Peachy Keen Faceless corn--love it!
Paper: Solid SU! DSP polka dot: Paper Studio from HL
Die Cut: Cricut Elegant Edges
Copic Markers for coloring

Friday, December 16, 2011

Unity! and a sweet treat!

It's finally Friday... oh Friday how I've missed you.  I am so ready for this week to be over.  Granted I need to work late tonight but that's's Friday!  So because it's Friday you know that means it's time to join my friends at Unity for a friends with flair day!  And I also decided to link this card up for the Unity Ippity Anything Goes Challenge.   It was a super easy card to make and I am pleased with how it turned out-- a great card when you are looking for something quick-- I know that I am always in need of a note card to send!  Hope you like it!  Yay for colored pencils :)

Would you like a sweet treat?  I will be giving away a Unity Itty Bitty on Monday morning-- please make sure you leave a sweet comment for me here!  If you are a follower that would make me super happy-- but of course not required...but I like followers!  Comments will need to be left before 11:59 PM CST. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Had A Fun Time!

Thank you all so much for the well wishes for my friend!  I am pleased and delighted to report he has finally been moved out of ICU!  Whooop!  Thank the Lord!  He's got a long road ahead but I am confident he's truly on the mend.

I took some time to pull out my November Unity Kit of the Month-- ummm hello not at all sure why I had put off ordering these before-- but it's offical--- I am addicted to Unity...yep I said it!  If you are looking for a great sketch challenge and a reason to pull out your Unity stamps stop on over and check out the December KOTM Sketch Challenge--you'll be glad you did.

The Details
Stamps: Unity November KOTM--sentiment and clocks
Paper: Solid SU! DSP...not sure...
Ink: TH Distress Inks
Punches: various size circles
Ribbon: SU! Old Olive

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thanks for being so sweet!

I'm in love with this stamp set and I am sooooo glad I was able to find some time to use it today.  This set is the Peachy Keen Stamps: Faceless Corn and I love it.  The face are super cute and I love them.  There was a challenge for Let's Face It Friday with PKS--Fabric Scraps.  Clearly the challenge was to use a PKS face and some I didn't have a clue what to do so I pulled out a scrap of fabric that I had and ran it through my cuttlebug and ended up with some black flowers---hmmm not dead just a new color :) 

I then had to pull out my I-Top brad maker-- ummmm hello why on earth had I NOT been making brads with faces before this?!?!  Well I am sure you will see more of these cuties! 

The Deets:
Stamps: Peachy Keen Faceless corn--face and sentiment!
Paper: SU! solid, DSP hobby lobby
Die: SU! daisies
Brad: I-Top brad maker
Fabric: random scrap!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ski You Later!

One of my fave stamp companies is having a challenge... I might be a little late for the party but heck that's's says until Monday...and well it's still Monday so I'm safe :) Hehe!  The challenge is Christmas with Scrappy Moms Stamps! and this is the card I entered into their challenge.  I simply can't get over that it's almost Christmas...ummm all my gifts are purchased...but not all wrapped!  One day at a time I guess :)  Hope you enjoy my card!

The Deets:
Paper: solid SU! DSP Hobby Lobby
Cut: Car Decals Cricut Cart
Sentiment: Scrappy Moms
Twine: The Twinery

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chick Challenge #9

Hi friends!  Hope you're having a lovely weekend.  It's been a long weekend here as we had a friend who was quite ill but he seems to be on the mend now-- so definitely hoping all continues to move forward in a positive healthy direction for him and he can be released from the hospital soon.  I did find some time to do a little bit of stamping today and decided to try out Challenge #9 at Chick Challenges with Ippity.  I must admit I love me some Ippity stamps! well and I love me some Unity stamps too :)  Hope you enjoy my take on the sketch challenge. I even made my own background paper! 

The Deets
Paper: SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Old Olive
Ink: OO and CC
Stamps: Ippity: All Things are Possible and Thankful for All Things
Ribbon:  SU! Old Olive
Die Cut: Elegant Edges Cricut Cart

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friends Uplift The Soul!

I can't believe it's only Tuesday...ugh all day I kept thinking it was Wednesday...but alas it's Tuesday.  I found some time tonight to enter one of my favorite challenges.  I simple had to join my friends over at  Ippity Chick Challenge.  This week's sketch challenge was super challenging for me... I kept looking at it but was never able to get a card put together.  I hope you like what I ended up creating!

The Deets:
Paper: solid SU!, DSP DCWV
Twine:The Twinery
Stamp: Ippity by Unity Time for....friends and wine
Coloring: Copics

Monday, December 5, 2011

FCCB Challenge!

Happy Monday friends!  It's time for another challenge over at FCCB this week :)  yay!  This week's challenge is "Present Time."  So make a gift, or some gift wrap or packaging or feel free to use a gift cut!  I can't wait to see what you all create! 

The deets!
Paper: Recollections stack (oy I apparently was so into my crafting I cut my paper wrong!  Sideways trees aren't the norm :)
Cricut: Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and Create a Critter
Twine: The Twinery

Linked up to:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lots and lots of gold!

Happy Sunday friends!  I hope this post finds you well.  Today I found some time to be working on some card sets for my mom to give as Christmas gifts.  I had been checking out the talent over at SCS and decided that I was going to case a card from mommy fink.  This is her card:

I really liked the layout/sketch that she used so that is what I decided to case for my card.  I must say I am in love with this fabulous DCWV stack-- DCWV Fresh Floral  I typically shy away from the non cardstock stacks but I was really drawn to this one...and I am happy to admit that I have been using this paper like crazy! 

The Deets:
Summer Sun SU! cardstock
Twine: The Twinery
Punch: SU!
Sentiment: Unity

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Herringbone Frosty!

Yay some of my goodies arrived from my friends at Unity-- they had a rockin' good sale so I simply had to pick some stamps up!  I had to have this roly poly little snowman...he's so cute!  I colored a bunch of them and was deciding what to use them for.  I was hanging out on SCS and found these great instructions for this "herringbone" technique.  It's a little fussy but SUPER easy to do--just takes a bit of time and patience... good thing I have time this weekend because I certainly never have patience :)  It needs a little something...but I haven't figured out just what so in he shall stay like this until I figure it out! 

I will also be linking this card up over with all of the other lovely and talented crafters who are creating for the challenge over at Unity-- "Let it Snow"
 is the theme!  Check it out!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friday!! Whooooo hoooo!!

It's finally Friday... but I must say this week went by super fast!  I am soooo far behind on quite a few things it's almost maddening!  I am hoping I can catch up this weekend.  I've spent far too much time on pinterest that's for sure...and well my bestie spends too much time on there as tonight I made laundry detergent. heard me :) 
I did also take some time tonight to make a couple of cards-- one I will be posting here is from my newest Ippity by Unity set...ummmm hello it's super cute.  My wonderful friend Jen sent it to me for my birthday-- super sweet huh!  And thanks all to her I am now fully aware of what Unity is and how super great it is... before I met her I didn't own one single Unity stamp...ummm well I can assure you all that that has changed!  I of course had to join my own fabulous friends at Unity for Friday's Friends with Flair!  I hope you take some time to peek at all the other awesome cards!

On a sad note...well not too terribly sad... I had planned to add this card to my OWH box...but I got a little carried away in my crafting and added glitter :( boooo glitter is a HUGE OWH no-no!  So I will simply have to create another one sans the glitter.  Okay enough rambling!

The Deets:
Stamps: Ippity by Unity: My True Joy
Paper: Solids SU, DSP DCWV
Ribbon: retired SU!
Flower colored with copics--the leaves blended nicely!