Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chick Challenge!

I'm sooooo glad I had a few minutes to put together a card for the Chick Challenge with Ippity. As you all know I am currently obsessed with all things Unity so of course I had to pull out this stamp set...ummmm hello Ippity is now available right on the Unity sight...love! This set with the flowers is so great so I inked that baby up and colored it with some Copics. I couldn't resist putting a little glitter on this baby!  It's an odd size so I hadn't planned on adding it to OWH collection anyway!  So yay glitter!

Paper: SU!
Copic Markers
Ippity by Unity stamps: Friends is from Time with Wine and Friends
Flowers from: Now and Always---you need this set!
Ribbon: $ Tree
Twine: The Twinery
Punch: SU!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy Retirement!

So a friend had asked me to help her make a card...well she had planned to make the card but sometimes I can't stop when I start something so I just did the whole thing :)  It was for a police chief who is retiring!  I think it turned out pretty fun!  He doesn't have much hair so the whole head of gray hair made this card pretty funny too!  Hope you enjoy it!  If you don't have this cartridge I HIGHLY recommend it!  I will be linking this up for the Anything Goes Challenge at  My Craft Spot.  Hope you like it!  I'm just not ready to start on my Valentine's yet!  Maybe tonight?! :)

The Deets
Cut: Everyday Paper Dolls
Paper: SU! and Little Yellow Bicycle
Ribbon and gold thread: SU!
Gold Stickles
Peachy Keen Stamps for the face :)

Friday, January 27, 2012


Thank goodness it's Friday. Again...another super long week-yikes.  Work has been nuts-- I think the snow and cold weather are finally getting to people.  But it's Friday!  And of course that means it's time for another Friends with Flair challenge with the awesome people at Unity.  I did have to of course use another sketch challenge from OWH and I think it turned out pretty well :)

The Deets:
Stamp: Unity Stamp Company
Paper: SU! and DCWV
Brads from the stash

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Beep Beep!

I am still working on creating cards from the OWH sketches and this was a card I came up with to match one of the sketches!  I love this little car stamp!  

The Deets
Paper: SU and American Crafts
Car stamp: I think Morning Glory stamps... (I will check!)
Hi There!: Unity Stamp Company
Coloring: Copics

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gnome Place Like Home

Working on my  OWH  cards!  I decided to use some of the Sketch Challenges and here is one that I came up with :) I think I am in love with using tulle as ribbon-- cut a small strip and tied that baby onto the card!  Unity--Apple Cheddar Soup-- the gnome is stinkin' adorable!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Puppy Love!

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!  Still not ready for Monday but hey...it's here I better get ready.  But Monday does mean it's time for another challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut  this weeks challenge is #95...holy smokes sooo many awesome challenges!  This week we are hoping you can "Label It"  by creating a project using a label shape or a scalloped shape!  Soooo super fun!   You know you wanna join us!  Pull out your Cricut and get crafting!

The Deets!
Cricut: Create-A-Critter and Elegant Edges
Paper: from my stash
Ribbon: $Tree
Twine: The Twinery
Heart-- I think was a SU! punch...but was lying on my desk so not sure!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Bunny Loves You!

Here is a fun card I created for OWH.  I love this little bunny!  And the flocking is super fun!  I used one of my cheap punches I found back in December--MS for $4...I love a sweet deal!  Enjoy!  I can't believe it's time to make Spring and Easter cards already for OWH!  

The Deets:
Paper: SU!
Cut: Cricut Create a Critter
Recollections brads for eyes
Stamp My Pink Stamper
Punch MS 

Friday, January 20, 2012


Happy Friday!  It's Friday...and you all know that the means!  It's Unity Friends with Flair!  So in love with Unity right now :) I had wanted to participate in the OWH Midweek Throw Down but darn it I used glitter-- it just called my name so I used it!  Oops!  Guess I will be making some more of these cards those-- love this quote.  I did also make 12 more cards for my OWH stack so things are looking okay for my 100 cards--which I hope to get done soon!  I do know once I have that done I might then just keep track of how many I do versus a count like this!

The Details
Sentiment Unity Stamp Company: Quote Bundle these stamps are HUGE! Love
Ink: Memento and SU Old Olive
Paper: unknown DSP, SU! Old Olive
Ribbon: SU! Old Olive
Butterflies: SU! embossing die

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yay for the new KOTM!

A quick post for today! My Unity KOTM arrived yesterday so I had to ink that baby up!  On facebook I learned a friends Grandmother had passed away so I made this card for her.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chick Challenge #13

Why on earth are the simple cards the hardest to make?  I love this sketch but I just could not create a card that looked decent.  Ugh... if I cut out 3 hearts I bet I cut out 30 until I was satisfied with the color-- and well I am still not really sure I like the polka dot hearts.  But regardless I am linking this up with the Chick Challenge #13.  If you don't have an Ippity stamps-- well you need some :)

The Deets
Stamps: Unity Ippity 
Paper: SU! 
Twine: The Twinery
Other: Staples, Heart punch SU!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Main Squeeze!

It's finally Friday! Whooot!  I swear it was the longest week ever... well or one of the longest that I can remember in a long time.  Everything just seemed to drag on and on and work was sooooo busy!  Oy!  But seriously that's enough complaining!  This blog is supposed to be awesome not dreadful!  I hope you're excited because it's Friday...and Friday means Friends With Flair at Unity.  Soooo many amazing things are happening at Unity right now I just wanna pass out from all the fun they are having!  A design team call will be coming soon... and I soooooooooooo would love to be part of their amazing time...haha but me and about 1 million other talented crafters have that same dream :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Midweek Throw-Down

It's time again for another midweek throw-down with the lovely and talented crafters over at OWH.  The challenge this week is to make a card with flowers-- so I did just that.  The picture makes the colors look a little off but in real life they match!  Or perhaps it's way past my bedtime and my eyes aren't working so well.

The Details
Stamp from Unity Stamp Company
Twine from The Twinery
Colored with Copics
Paper: Solid SU! and DSP My Mind's Eye

Monday, January 9, 2012

Miss You All The Time!

Here is another card I just had to make! I picked up this paper for the purpose of making these cards.  And I must admit I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I used my Tim Holtz distress ink to ink around the edges of the clock/timer paper and it looks pretty cool.  The paper is from Scrappin' Sports and More-- I picked it up at my LSS.  They have a lot of fun papers in their collection!  I will be duplicating this card to send off in my OWH box!!

The Deets
Sentiment from Hero Arts Stamps for OWH
Paper: Solid SU! DSP Scrappin' Sports and More
Ink: Momento 
Love the tiny attached staples :)
Punch: SU!

FCCB Challenge! Boys Rule!

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope this posts finds you well and having a great day.  It was a long weekend here filled with work but I managed to find a little time to craft.  I hope you are excited for another challenge with my friends at Fantabulous Cricut.  This week we are having some "Man Time."  So I can't wait to see you man themed projects!  Don't forget to add a cricut cut!!

Did you see that I also used some amazing paper!  It's from a kit from Boys Rule Kits they are our rockin' sponsor this week at FCCB!

Prepare to be shocked and you check out my projects today...this summer will be almost three years since we were in Chicago for a Twins game.  It was a fabulous time and we had a blast!  Hope you enjoy my scrapbook page-- yep go easy on me... I do NOT scrap at all so this is a rare project :) Haha!

My attempt at scrapbooking :)

My golf pro and his brothers!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chick Challenge!

It is time for another Ippity Chick Challenge.  Love the challenge this week!  Soooo fun!  I love my new Ippity set and I can't wait to find out more about the changes that are happening in the Ippity/Unity world :)  I love that I can now purchase them right from Unity-- NOT that my Unity gal didn't rock my socks off...perhaps she will remain my chick-- guess I will have to do some research!

The Details
Paper....Echo Park! Thanks Catarina! Solid is SU!
Circles cut on Cricut
Stamp: Ippity Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea
Copic markers

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Midweek Throw-down...on Saturday!

Ah I kinda missed Wednesday and it being midweek but decided to take some time this morning to make a couple of cards before heading to work.  I used some new goodies I received for Christmas and that was the midweek throw-down challenge at  OWH

I hope you like what I did!  I love these two stamp sets and I pulled out some of my new paper for this project-- I believe that this is from Doodlebug design!  Yay for remembering my brand of paper!

Hope you enjoy!

The Details
Stamps: Unity-- hello cute huh :)  from the Dec. KOTM and the hearts are from an Itty Bitty
Colored with Copics and SU! ink
Die cut: Cricut Elegant Edges

The Deets:
Stamps: Hero Arts-- OWH 
Paper: Solid SU
MS grass punch
Colored with Copics

Monday, January 2, 2012

I miss seeing you!

It was time again to play with another Unity challenge :)  I of course had to order the KOTM...love, love, love it!  The December kit is great-- I am sure you will see a TON of cards made with this kit in the upcoming days.  But I had to join in the Unity KOTM sketch challenge for January-- ummm hello!  Love this sketch. I did certainly take some liberties with it...but hey that's okay!  Enjoy!

The Deets
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Stamps: Unity Dec. KOTM
Paper: Hmmm I'll get back to you on the DSP
Solid Paper: SU and Recollections

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Oh what a year... I can't believe I've had a blog for almost a year...that's crazy talk!  I hope that all of you found a special way to ring in the new year!  I was at a lovely wedding and had a great time the last few days with my family!  We had a great time playing cards and having a lot of laughs.  I did miss my stamps and crafts a little though!  But I figure it was time to start a New Years resolution-- I have a few personal ones but I figured I better stick with a crafting  one too!  I have resolved to create 100 cards for OWH and by create I mean, create, stamp with information, stuff properly in envelopes and mail to my shipper all before I can spend any more money on craft items!  Holy wow... I hope I can do this!  But OWH is way more important to get cards to than new stamps to me :)  Wish me luck! 

So what better way to stick to my goal than to do a couple of challenges.  I found the fabulous sketch at OWH Sketch Challenge #102 and also there is a facebook challenge for Unity.  I will be linking up my card on their facebook page if I can figure out how :)  The stamp I am using is from Unity and their Itty Bitty Collection-- you can find it here.