Saturday, January 28, 2012

DT Challenge Time!

It's another fun week at 2 Sister's Challenge Blog! We are being sponsored by The Digi Garden, and were given 2 images to work with. We are also following a sketch. I decided to turn to gift bags this week, and still followed the sketch on both. I colored my images with my pencils, die cut them out with Spellbinders dies, used scraps of papers, some fun rhinestones, and my ippity stamps for the sentiments. Come join the fun! Last week we had over 100 entries!! You go Ladies!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Friday!

Just a quick post today to share my Unity Friends With Flair card! I used my new Ippity set! Isn't it cute! You can change up the sentiment for any occasion! And I got it on the Unity site while it was 39% off!! When can you get a sale on ippity?! Now you can order from Unity's site! Yipee! But I will still order from my Ippity chick as well, can't forget about that! The background paper here is from Lily Bee, and the flowers came with my SCS trade!! And the twine came from my Ippity Chick, Noelle! Yes, you get 25 yards of free twine with every order! Thanks Girlie!! Have a Happy weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Two First's!

This card has two first time's for me! My very first Tilda stamp! I've been admiring these images for about a year now, and I finally got my hands on some! I traded some doubles of stamps I had for 2 magnolia stamps on Splitcoast stampers. I couldn't wait to get them, and start coloring! The second is, I joined a new challenge blog called Fantabulous Cricut. Every week they have a Challenge Me Monday, and this week's theme is to use a label(not a circle) on your project. I chose to use the Cricut Craftroom free Basic Shapes for the label I used. I measured my stamp, and stretched the label to make the image fit. I do really love the new Cricut Craftroom! It gets me to use my Cricut more, since I can make any image exactly the size I want! Anyway, I colored sweet Tilda in with my pencils and blender pen. I really need to get a flesh tone marker, as of now, I use my blender pen and a blush blossom ink pad from Stampin Up! I can't quite get the shading right on the skintone. So that's next on my wishlist! I used paper from the Lily Bee Designs Picket fence pad, and the sentiment is from Unity. Thank you for looking in, and I'll be posting more Fantabulous Cricut projects in the week's to come!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

DT Time!!

Time to post my card for my Design Team! This week at 2 Sister's challenge blog, the theme is to use embossing. We are being sponsored by 2 fabulous companies, Meljen's Design's, and Crafty Sentiments. My image came from Crafty Sentiments called Rose & Roxy, and I colored her with my pencils and blender pen. She is cut out on a Spellbinders die, then embossed. The background paper is from Authentique's Gathering collection. The ribbon rose I made by first dyeing white ribbon with broken china DI. I then adhered it to a punched circle by loosly gathering it around, and ending in the middle. I have tried these before and never seemed to get it right, but this one came out just fine! The sentiment is from the ippity set How You Doin? and is punched out with a small oval Stampin Up! punch. Some twine tied on the button, and the bottom of the card completes it! Please check out the other DT's work, and be sure to enter your project for a chance to win some digi images!

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's Friday!!

Not that Friday's have any real meaning to me, other than the Friends With Flair day over at the Unity blog!! This card is also being entered in 2 other challenges. Chick Challenges{with ippity}, where there is a sketch to follow. And the Unity Opportunity blog where we are to use Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue. So here's the breakdown: My card follows the sketch almost to a T. I used my Spellbinders die on the Picot circle with my Creative Memories Bountiful paper(something old,2008), the ippity stamp set A Moment In Time(my newest ippity set), which I stamped the label in Broken China DI embossed in clear then cut out, and the sentiment stamped in white embossed in white then punched out. Background paper and dew drops(my something blue), and my something borrowed is the mini clothespin from my craft supplies. I think that about covers it! I think this card came out very pretty, and it doesn't really have a theme other than love! So it could go to just about anyone! Also, a few posts back I had mentioned that I have an abundance, wait ABUNDANCE :) of cards made that are need of homes. I am going to donate them to Operation Write Home. If you'd like to donate, click on their link. Just be sure to read the guidelines on what type of cards to send, and what not to use on the cards. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's All Heart

This card is all heart! I was inspired by 2 challenges to make this one, first is the Get Hippity with Ippity challenge to use hearts. And the second is at The Stamping Boutique to use die-cuts. My card features a Sizzix Movers and Shapers Heart die that I cut four times with pp. Three of them are stitched down the center for something different, and the fourth has a Stamping Boutique digi of Little Audrey Sitting, atop the other. I fussy cut her out after coloring with my pencils, and think she looks so cute sitting on that heart! I left her feet and head free of adhesive to make her look more 'natural'! The sentiment is from the {ippity} set How You Doin? Feel free to join in on both challenges! The rules are simple!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogger Fix

I have found a solution to the problems blogger is having. People are getting just a white screen when visiting blogs, not able to comment, and not able to view the whole blog page. Here is a fix for that problem. On your dashboard go to settings, scroll down to comments, and click on the option that says pop-up window, then save. This will only work on your blog. So if you aren't getting comments like you usually do, check your settings. I have done this to my blog. Also I have downloaded Google Chrome awhile back. This web browser works great with blogger. Never any issues. But I use Internet Explorer most of the time when I'm surfing the web, but it does have alot of conflicts with blogger for some reason. So that's 2 options you can try, and please pass this info along to your followers and friends! None of us want to miss out on your blogs!!

Workshop Cards

I'm finally posting the cards for January's workshop! Since I've been in a CAS mood lately, all the cards have that theme. The 2 above use Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts stamps. The bunny sentiment is computer generated since I didn't have anything that goes with it!
These 2 use four different companies, Inkadinkado, Hero Arts, Pink Paislee, and an {ippity} sentiment.
And this last one I used an {ippity} sentiment, and a much neglected Sizzix clear stamp! And I used my new favorite papers, Authentique Gathering. I just love the colors and patterns in this line. Hope to see some of you at the workshop!
On another note: I have made some changes to my online store. I now have flat rate shipping. Most orders will ship for $2.95 and is first class mail! I still have the priority flate rates as well for those who want their orders sooner. I am almost finished adding the complete line of Lawn Fawn stamps! I have really come to love their images! And the large sets I sell for $11.99! Retail is $14.99 I am also slowly getting stock to be in hand and ready to ship, rather than having to wait a week. My DH isn't on board with me having lots of stock, so I have to be sneaky!! LOL He just doesn't understand! So, if you'd like to check all that's new, click on my store link at the sidebar!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The challenge this month at Flashback Friday Challenges is to post your first CAS card. My original post is here. Didn't go back in time too far on this one, just about a year. This is a Tim Holtz technique done on this card where you ink up the stamp, then spray it with water, and it gives a watercolor affect. Pretty neat to do, and actually haven't done it for awhile! The stamps I used are from Unity, and now that I'm looking back, I really don't like that ribbon! And also I'm not sure what I even did with this card. I think I'm starting to hoard my cards! I have 2 photo boxes full of them, and another small box full of cards that really aren't mail-able. Takers anyone?!! If you'd like to join in on the flashback challenge, check out the link above!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Dinosaur

I was so excited to work with this cute image for my DT at 2 Sister's Challenge Blog! The week's sponsor is the Digi Doodle Shop, and my image is called Louis Butterflies and Buttercups. I created a scrapbook LO for my 5 year old boy, who of course loves dinosaurs! I was having problems printing my image because my ink was low, so I gave him those to color in, and he went right to it! It was so cute! Anyway, I colored my image in with my watercolor pencils and blender pen. Cut him out, punched the corners with MS punch. and popped it onto the page. I used various papers from my stash, and inked a few Unity stamps along two edges of the page. Very cute! Now I just have to add 2 photos!
Here is a close up:
Last week we had 96 entries for the challenge! Wow! Let's see how many we can get this week! Click on the challenge link above! I did make a boo boo, we are suppose to use metal on our projects, and you can clearly see I have none! Oops! But that's alright, just make sure YOU use metal on your entries! Thanks for checking it out! Here is our sponsor this week!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Here I am again with another Unity creation! Well, 2 for that matter! These were submitted to Paper Crafts, and were declined, so I can now share them for Unity's Friends With Flair! Have I mentioned before that I love my Unity stamps?! :) I do really use them more than any other stamps I own, I have an abundance of them, and still want more! Nothing wrong with that! These two cards both have {ippity} sentiments. Pretty CAS as you can get, but with that little something extra. I think they are both perfect! Thanks for looking in, and enjoy the journey through the Unity creations!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Sometimes when I go to write up a post, I get writers block. I don't know where to begin, how to intro my paper creations, and this is one of those times! I never really have a story behind anything I create, no special person this card is going to, no special occasion coming up. I love reading blog posts that have these qualities, but can't produce them myself! So, instead of trying too hard, here's the reason for this post. I started following The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog, and this month there are 3 girls on the DT whom are celebrating Birthdays.(happy birthday ladies!) So the theme of course is Birthdays! My digital image is from Tracey Malnofski, of The Stamping Boutique, and she is also the sponsor for the prize this week! She is my favorite artist, and her images are JUST my style! For any of you Unity Stamp fans, she is an artist for them too! She is having a $1.00 sale today(wednesday) only on all her spring and Easter images! Must go pick out some myself! :) I played off the gumballs for my background, and the sentiment is computer generated. I colored the gumball machine with my watercolor pencils, and blender pen. Check the link above if you'd like to enter yourself, or Tracey's shop for sweet digital images!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My First DT Card!!

I'm so excited to present my very first Design Team project! If you haven't heard, I am now on the team for 2 Sisters Challenge Blog! I couldn't be happier!! The theme for this week's challenge is 'Things With Wings' and we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps, and I used a Floppy Latte Design called Little Trumpeteer. I printed this digital image onto Stampin Up! dsp, and all the other dp's are Stampin Up! as well. The card base is inked with Ripe Perssimon DI, and the image panel is inked with Crushed Concord DI. I die cut a mini flourish movers and shapers die, and stitched around the card with purple thread, added some hand dyed green dew drops, and a sheer ribbon flower I made. Please see what my other team mates have created by clicking on their links at my sidebar! Also, go check out the challenge blog, leave some comments, and enter yourself! The rules are simple!! Thank you for checking in today!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Love My Unity Stamps!

I was inspired by the following 3 challenges(all Unity!) in the making of this card! It's Friday, so that means FWF time at the Unity blog, so link up your creations there! Next is the sketch challenge over at the Chick Challenges {with ippity}, using this:
And finally a color challenge at the Unity Opportunity blog based on this card made by JenMarie:
I love how my card turned out! I used two {ippity} by Unity stamp sets on this card. The sentiment is from my go to set How You Doin?, and the heart is from the set Life's Little Moments. I only used two colors of ink, Walnut Stain DI, and Memento Angel Pink. The papers are from the Authentique Uncommon line, and the card base is Kraft. I stitched a small zigzag all around on my sewing machine. And the two labels are punches from EK Success. Hope you get inspired by some of these challenges! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday Trigger

Over at the Moxie Fab World it's Tuesday Trigger time! I played off the numbers of this cute quilt, and made a birthday card. I used my much neglected Sizzix Aphrodite sizzlits for the numbers, and just used scraps from my stash. I highlighted the 6 because I will save this card for my son's 6th birthday in May! How time flies. The sentiment is from the {ippity} set Party Hat Wishes, and is stamped with Broken China DI. The card base is lightly embossed with a Sizzix Texture plate from Stampin Up! to give it a look of quilting. Hope you are all having a Happy New Year! Here is the trigger photo: