Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday {Ippity} Hippity Hop!

Good Monday morning! Just a quick post today as I have to rush out to get some last minute Christmas shopping done and then get back home to tackle the housework!

Today's card features Ippity's Straight From the Heart set. I decided to use my SU watercolour crayons to soften the image and am really happy with the results! Extra products used: GCD Studio dp, Bazzill and SU cs, Sizzix embossing folders, Fabricland ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Stickles, Versamark, Stampendous embossing powder, SU buttons, twine and Nestabilities.

I used Sketch #82 for my card from A Spoon Full of Sugar.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!


You can get your {Ippity} stamps here!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Happy Friday Unity peeps! Today I have 3 projects to share with you using Ippity!

First up is a card using Ippity's Simply Home set. I stamped on a piece of canvas fabric and then coloured the image in using my copics. I love how this turned out!

Second is a layout of my little girl Alexandra using the My Minds Eye Paper pack from Ippity and Ippity's Alphabetically Adorable, Because of You and Life's Little Moments stamp sets.

Third is a card using Ippity's Because of You and Just Wanted to say sets.

For a complete list of today's Friends With Flair Participants, please visit the Unity Blog.

Since this is the last Friday Friends With Flair for 2009, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2010!
You can get you Ippity stamps here!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

So In Love With You

Here's another Ippity card using the Because of You set. Inspiration for this card came from using Sketchy Thursday's Second Chance Challenge and Ippity's Splitcoast Challenge IHHC2 (use a stamp as a background) challenge. I stamped/embossed and popped up the hearts twice (hard to see in this photo). Extra products used: SU craft cs, Black Bazzill cs, Prima bling, Nestabilities, Versamark, Ippity black hybrid ink, Fabricland ribbon, Stampendous embossing powder and Nestabilities.
You can view and purchase your Ippity stamps from me here!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Looking for Worms

Here's a layout I prepared for Scraptivity's December Web Sketch. The sketch was done by fellow DT Member Dani and can be seen here.

Products used: Upsy Daisy, WRMK and BG dp, Bazzill cs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, CM Journal pen, BG chip alphas, chip stickers and rub-ons and Word Play Letter stickers.
Journaling reads: Alexandra and Isabella had such fun looking and finding worms under the freshly laid new sod! November 3, 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday {Ippity} Hippity Hop!

Good morning! Today I have three projects to share for the {Ippity} Hippity Hop! I have to apologize for the lousy photos. I took these late last night. I really have to invest in a light box!

First is a card I prepared using Ippity's Because of You set. I just love those little mushrooms in this set! Inspiration for this card came from Splitcoast Challenges CC248 (use Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Barley Banana) and Sketch Challenge #258. I just love how rich the colours are! Extra products used: SU paper and ink, Fabricland ribbon and Sizzix Texture Boutique embossing folder.

My second card again uses Ippity's Because of You set. This set is so versatile! Extra products used are SU paper, Upsy Daisy dp, dew drop, Ippity's Burnt Umber ink, Fabricland ribbon, Versamark and Zing embossing powder.

My third project is a layout using Ippity's Alphabetically adorable alpha set, Because of You and Life's Little Moments. I also used the My Mind's Eye So loved dp which is available as the Ippity paper pack. Extra products used: Cosmo Cricket dp, Bazzill cs, Ippity Burnt Umber ink, CM journal pen, Copic markers, DMC floss, MM eyelet, Hemp twine and Copic Atiou Glitter pen.
For a complete list of today's blog hop participants, please visit the Ippity Blog! Have a great Monday!


Get your {Ippity} stamps here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Just a quick post today for FWF. I just love making Christmas cards. I used Unity's Jolly Little Winter to create a set of 3 Christmas cards. I think I'm getting hooked on these cute little shaped cards! Products used: Bazzill and Neenah cs, Copic Markers, SU punch, ribbon and ink, Sizzix and Spellbinder dies, MS tinsel glitter, Glamour and Diamond Dust, DB fun flock, Crackle and Glossy accents, Hemp twine, u/k brads, Versamark and Stampendous embossing powder.

For a complete list of today's FWF participants, please visit the Unity blog.
One lucky participant will win a grab bag of 25 random Unity stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snowbody Like You

Here's a card I prepared for this week's {Ippity} Hippity Hop Challenge - to use snow on your card. I used Ippity's Kissmas & Mistletoe set which you can purchase here! Extra products used: Bazzill cs, Neenah cs, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp, Maya Road pom pom ribbon, DB paper frill, SU ribbon, White Perfect Snow, Glamour Dust, Sizzix embossing folder, Versamark ink and Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Distress and Stampendeous embossing powder, MS border punch and tinsel glitter. The pom pom ribbon, Basic Grey paper and Bazzill cs was from my Artfreckles Christmas card kit.

Monday, December 7, 2009

H{Ippity} Hop - the 1st {Ippity} Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 1st H{Ippity} blog hop for all us {Ippity} chicks!

I have two projects to share with you today.

My first project is a cute set of thank you cards using Ippity's Devoted and Just Wanted to Say sets. These were really easy and quick to put together. I was so happy with these cards after I finished them I've decided to make a couple more and put them together as a gift set. Extra products used are SU cs, ink, ribbon, TCP dp, Nestabilities, Sizzix die, metallic Dewdrops, u/k buttons, DMC thread and Unity ink.

My second card uses Ippity's Kissmas & Mistletoe set. Extra producs used: Bazzil and Neenah cs, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Memento, Versamark and Unity inks, Nestabilities, Stickles, Copic Markers, Fiskars Threading Water Punch, SU button and ribbon, My Little Yellow Bicycle dp, u/k lace, hemp twine and Zing embossing powder.


Get your {Ippity} stamps here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Thank goodness it's Friday! I manage to have a productive week and got a few extra cards finished to share with you today!

For my first card, I used Unity's Cheer & Joy set.

Products used: SU kraft cs, Copic Markers, Stickles, Versamark, Stampendous embossing powder, u/k ribbon, SU ink and Glossy accents.

For my second card, I used Ippity's Merry Kissmas set, which is available from me here.

Products used: SU cs, Stampendeous embossing powder, Versamark and Unity burnt umber ink, dewdrops, u/k bling and Sizzix texture boutique embossing folder.

On my third card I used Ippity's Merry Kissmas set again. I absolutely love this Christmas set!

Products used: Hemp twine, machine stitching, SU cs, MS border punch, copic markers, Versamark, Zing embossing powder, Unity Burnt Umber ink and glossy accents.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! For a complete list of today's participants, please check out the Unity blog! One lucky winner will receive a random grab bag of 25 Unity stamps!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just Chillin'!

Here's another card using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp called Oliver. This is another card for Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges Blogspot Challenge #8 (touchy feely) and also for Challenge #13 at Crazy For Challenges (punch happy).

Products used: K & Co dp, SU and Neenah cs, MS, SU and Fiskars punches, Nestabilities, u/k ribbon, Bella dots, dewdrops, stickles, db glitter and brads, copic markers, MS tinsel glitter, Glitter dust, liquid applique, glossy accents, white uniball pen, SU and Memento ink.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You're Snow Sweet

Here's a Christmas card using Bernadette from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Isn't she adorable?! I submitted this card for three challenges this week, Challenge #8 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog (touchy feely theme) and Challenge #80 at A Spoon Full of Sugar (non-traditional Christmas colours) and Sketch #80 at Friday Sketchers.
Products used: CTMH white core cs and organdy ribbon, Neenah cs, Memento ink, CB and Sizzix embossing folders, MS tinsel glitter, Liquid Applique, Copic Markers, MS and EK punches, Nestabilities, DB glitter, Diamond Dust and Glamour Dust.

Holidays in Hand

I signed up for a free class called Holidays in Hand with Jessica Sprague and here are some photo's of my December prompt display. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

In the class, we download and create a daily prompt display which will help us create our daily December album. The prompts are awesome! You simply print out the December promps (31 pages) and make a little display which you can then add your journalling, has daily photo suggestions for your album, daily tasks for creating holiday crafts and steps for getting ready for the holidays (make and do). The main focus for the project is to create a December album showcasing your holiday memories for this year.
I created the prompt display flip style stand from recycled cardboard and covered it with SU cardstock. Used my nestabilities and free digital paper that was included with the class. I pulled out some quickutz and Sizzix dies to decorate and also added some scrap ribbon. I love how the stand turned out and will definitely be using it again for next year.

Now, just to get started on my 8 x 8 album pages which I will post soon.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Just a quick post today since I know you have lots of blogs to visit and eye candy to take in and because I had some serious computer issues this week. Today's card is a card that I prepared earlier in the week for Unity's Friday Inspiration challenge and is a case of Lisa Henke's beautiful card which was showcased on the Unity blog last Friday! I used Unity's April/09 KOTM - Fresh Beginnings, SU cs, Zing embossing powder, Versamark Ink, machine stitching, dp paper from Unity's September Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking kit, u/k ribbon, lace flower and brad.

For a complete list of today's participants, please go to the Unity blog here. One lucky winner today will win a grab bag full of 25 random Unity Stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Scraptivity Blog Hop Today!!!

Today is the day for the launch of Scraptivity's new blog! Just scroll down and leave a comment on one of the projects I created with Scraptivity's November kit and your name will be automatically entered into a random draw for a Scraptivity Kit! For more chances to win, simply leave a comment on all of the blogs of Scraptivity's Design Team. The contest is open all day today! Go here for more details, rules and a list of today's blog hop Design Team participants!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Today I have two projects to share with you. First up is a layout using Unity’s October/09 {UR} .....etcetera Scrapbooking kit. I love the Unity stamps and Cosmo Cricket dp in this kit! I also used Unity’s Tiny Trinity, Tiny Giggle Grove and the September KOTM Go Ahead ...Wish. All products from the kit plus SU Kraft and Bazzill cs, Stickles, Distress Stickles, Unity Burnt Umber Ink, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, CM journal pen, Cork, DMC floss and MM Buttons. I used Sizzix dies for the cork bird and my title.

Next up is a Christmas card (I really have to get going on these) using Unity’s Bright & Merry Winter Wishes. Lots of glitter and sparkle on this one! I thought I’d go with some non-traditional Christmas colours and I am so happy with how it turned out! Products used: SU cs, Memento, SU and Versamark inks, Stampendeous embossing powder, CB embossing folder, u/k ribbon, and silver elastic cord, liquid pearls, Prisma Glitter, Copic Markers, and SU Hodgepodge hardware.

For a complete list of today’s Friday Friends with Flair participants, please visit the Unity blog! One lucky participant will win a random grab bag of 25 Unity stamps!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Don’t forget to stop by my blog this Sunday and leave a comment for your chance to win a Scraptivity prize pack! Details are below!

Scraptivity Blog Hop with Prizes!!!

Mark your calendars for this Sunday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon EST, for the launch of Scraptivity's new blog! There will be a blog hop starting at the Scraptivity blog and then onto the Design Team members blogs. One lucky winner who leaves a comment on one of the blogs will win a Scraptivity Kit! There will also be many activities going on in the Scraptivity forum including a Scavenger hunt and sketch challenge with prizes all around!
I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scraptivity Year-End Clearance Sale!!!!!

Scraptivity has so many great ideas for upcoming kits to bring to you in the new year... but first, they need to make some room for all the new goodies. So, they are having a year-end clearance on kits! All kits from before 2009 are on sale for the incredibly low price of $19.99. That is less than half the regular price! Scraptivity kits make great gifts for the papercrafters, cardmakers and scrapbookers in your life and this sale is just in time for the holidays. Don't have a crafter to buy for? Then, why not treat yourself? At this price, who can resist? Sale will run until November 30th.

And remember, Scraptivity kits contain products with a retail value of approximately $60 if they were to be purchased separately, so this is an AMAZING DEAL.

Go HERE to read more and find out how you can get these amazing kits for such a steal!

Here are a few peeks of just some of my favourite kits that you can pick up for only $19.99!!! There are a ton more so make sure you check out the Scraptivity store!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Daniela's Sock Monkey Birthday Card

Yesterday we went to my husband's great niece's (Daniela) 1st Birthday Party. I received my Unity October "Wherever You Go" KOTM last week so I thought I'd ink up the cute sock monkey image and use it for her birthday card. I used SU cs and dp, dew drops, Vesamarkk Ink, Unity Burnt Umber ink, MS border punch, u/k ribbon, machine stitching, Zing and Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders, Oval Nestabilities and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I also used Unity's Number's etc. stamp.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

My layout today is from Unity’s September Le Chic Vintage Scrapbooking Kit. I love the Cosmo Cricket papers that are in this kit! Everything used on my layout is from the kit plus Bazzill cs, CTMH brads and clip, Tim Holtz Distress and Memento inks and a CM Journal pen. I used Quickutz and Sizzix alpha dies and Unity’s Playing Card Alpha for my title - this set is amazing and the stamps are huge! The umbrella stamp is one that I received free ( 5 free random stamps from Unity’s last big sale) which is part of the UK-353A: Rain & Flowers set.
Journalling reads: "Isabella, you are such a little trooper, even when you are so sick with a cold, you pose for Mommy! - October 6, 2009".

Have a great weekend everyone! For a complete list of today’s participants, please check out the Unity blog.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Unity Friday Friends with Flair

Happy Unity Friday Friends with Flair! I'll just make a quick post because I know you have lots of eye candy to check out today from so many talented Unity addicts today! For a complete list of participants, please visit the Unity blog! I started off with Mojo Monday's Sketch #111 as my inspiration and used Unity's Little Buggers stamp set for my card (I love how stinkin cute this set is!). I coloured the ladybug stamped on Neenah cs with Memento ink in with my copics, added some Stickles to the antennas, highlighted the ladybug with a Uniball white signo pen and cut it out with my Nestabilities. Dp paper is TCP studios, Bazzill and SU cardstock and dewdrops. U/k ribbon and lady bug button from my stash.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scraptivity November/09 Kit Artist Printer Tray

November/09 Scraptivity Kit. Last but not least is my favourite project from this month’s kit. I’m so happy with how it turned out and best of all, my family loves it! 7 Gypsies Artist Printer Tray, dp and ephemera, Core'dinations cs, Recycled packaging from 7 Gypsies transparencies package (Nov/09 add-ons), Cuttlebug embossing folders, heart and butterfly (Martha Stewart punches), Pinecone ink (March/09 S! kit), Prima lace ribbon (Nov/09 S! add-ons), Billboard Sizzix alpha strip, Starry Night Core'dinations cardstock (Nov/09 S! cardstock add-on), Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress ink, 7 Gypsies seam binding (Nov/09 S! add-on), domino from (Dec/08 S! kit) 7 Gypsies Terrassa paper (Nov /09 S! add-ons), Story tag (from Feb/08 S! kit), buttons from stash, DMC floss, key and safety pin (from Sept /08 S! kit), CTMH gold brads, twine from (May /09 S! kit), Martha Stewart punches, Prima flowers (Nov /09 S! add-ons) Sizzix dies, canvas/cotton ribbon (from March/09 S! kit), Prima Flowers (Nov /09 S! Kit) twine from (May /09 S! kit),and a handmade crochet flower.
A close up:

Scraptivity November /09 Sketch Kit Layout - Fishies

November /09 Scraptivity kit. This is my take on the very talented Anne Pennington's November/09 Kit Sketch. Anne's sketch can be seen here. 7 Gypsies dp, Core'dinations cs, Prima stamps, Maya Road chipboard alphas, Glossy Accents, Glimmer Mist, CM journal pen, Black Soot Distress ink and embossing powder, Versamark, machine stitching and a SU punch. Journalling reads: "The two of you were absolutely thrilled when Daddy bought you each your very own Betta "Fishies"! October 4th, 2009".

Scraptivity November/09 Layout - Chocolate Pudding

November/09 Scraptivity kit. 7 Gypsies dp and ephedemra, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas, Bazzill embossed cs, button, DMC floss, Core'dinations cs, Black Soot Distress ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Texture plate from kit, CM heart punch and Versa Color Pinecone ink. Journalling reads: "What a mess but you certainly enjoyed your chocolate pudding - Alexandra - September 25/07".

Scraptivity November /09 Layout 7 Years

November /09 Scraptivity kit. I loved how this one came together. 7 Gypsies dp and ephedemra, Core'dinations cs, S! cardboard box, Prima stamps and bling, Sizzix alpha dies, Prima ribbon, staples, Crackle Accents, Glimmer Mist Memento Ink, Versamark, Black Soot Distress ink and embossing powder and Versa Color ink.

Scraptivity November /09 Layout - Sweet

November /09 Scraptivity Kit - Journalling spot was cut from Spellbinders Nestablities Label #1 die and title was cut from Quickutz Zoe alpha dies. 7 Gypsies dp and ephemera, Core'dinations cs, machine stitching, buttons from stash, handmade paper flowers, Glimmer Mist, DMC floss, staples, Black Soot Distress ink and Prima Lace Ribbon (Nov/09 S! add-ons). Journalling reads: "Isabella, you are such a sweet little girl, it's difficult to say no to you. Even when you decided to take a bite out of each apple that we picked up at the grocery store - October 16th, 2009".

Scraptivity November /09 Kit ATC

A quick ATC made with some scraps from the Scraptivity Nov/09 kit. Prism cs, Core'dinations cs, Prima Stamp, Memento ink, hand stitching, DMC floss, Stickles, 7 Gypsies dp, Martha Stewart punch and 7 Gypsies Seam binding.

Scraptivity November /09 Kit Card

Here's my card project that I made with the Nov/09 Scraptivity Kit. I used Prism cs, 7 Gypsies dp, Core'dinations cs, Fiskars Border punch, Prima Stamps, Nestabilities Pendant Die Fleur de lis, Prima bling, Cuttlebug embossing folder and ribbon from my stash.

A close up:

Scraptivity November/09 Kit Reveal Day!!!

It's finally arrived! I had so much fun playing with this month's Scraptivity kit. I loved the 7 Gypsies papers and ephemera, the Core'dinations cardstock, Prima stamps and bling, texture plates, plus lots of other goodies. Most of all, the Artist Printer Tray that was included in this month's kit. I will post my creations today, all of which I had so much fun doing! You should check out the Scraptivity Gallery and take a look at the amazing work created by the rest of the Scraptivity Design Team. You can purchase this kit for an amazing price as low as $36.99 CAD! It is an amazing deal!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

Thank heavens it is Friday. I’ve had such a busy week and had to contend with a three year old who doesn’t want to go to bed before 1:00 a.m.. To top things off, the weather has been cold, cloudy and wet. I’d thought I’d prepare a bright and cheery card for Unity Friday Friends with Flair to brighten up my Friday! I used the birdy stamp and sentiment from Unity’s August KOTM, Following My Heart, coloured it in with my copics, sponged on some blue and white SU ink and added some Stickles. Other products used are Memento ink, Neenah and SU Cardstock, Bella dots and Fiskars border punch. I’m not sure where the ribbon is from but I found it in my stash and absolute love it!
For a complete list of Friday Friends with Flair, please go the Unity Blog.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Thinking of You

Here's my take on this week's Unity Bachelor Bro Challenge Week #6. We had to use pink and brown and make your card manly but sweet. Well, I'm not sure this qualifies as manly. I used Unity's Autumn Pals set, Grainy Background and Sending My Love set. Products used: Copic markers, Memento and Unity ink, Unity stamps, SU cardstock and punches, u/k ribbon, dollar store pearls, glossy accents and liquid pearls.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Unity Friday Friends With Flair

I had a chance to play with my October/09 Unity U.R. {etcetera....} Scrapbooking kit with week! I love this kit. It’s so versatile and the stamps are amazing - no need to journal!!! The papers are so beautiful! Everything used on the layout was from the kit plus some SU kraft cardstock for the base, staples, EK Success Notebook punch and a red CM journal pen.

I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations this week. Every week I am amazed and get so inspired from the talented Unity participants and DT Team. For a complete list of today’s Unity Friday Friends With Flair, please check out Angela’s blog. One lucky participant who finds the Friday Friends with Flair blinkie and leaves a comment will win a grab bag full of 25 Unity Stamps!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Friday Sketchers

Here's my take on Challenge #2 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to use buttons on your project. I received my stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie yesterday, her entire release (thank you so much Kimmie) and inked up and coloured Lillith right away. Isn't she sassy!! I love the little frog. This stamp set comes with a co-ordinating little froggy which I coloured and placed inside the card under the sentiment. I used Friday Sketchers Sketch #74 for my design. My card is 6 x 6 and the products used are: Neenah ultra smooth white cs and SU cs, copic markers, CTMH pp, cs and buttons, DMC thread, white uniball pen, Oval Nestabilities, machine stitching and May Arts ribbon.