Friday, July 30, 2010

Friends With Flair

A quick post today, it's really late! If you're here for FWF make sure to start at the Unity blog so you don't miss any of the fabulous creations!! There is a TON of talent!

This layout is FULL of firsts! :) It was my first time ever, using corrugated cardboard for a background. As you can see, I'm not very good at stripping it..I wanted a little bit more of the paper to stay on. I get either all or nothing when I try it!

The glimmer mist is hard to see, but if you click on the image it may work's homemade glimmer mist using luminarte! It actually turned out really well..and then I added paint to try and thicken it up..nope...not a good idea! ;)

The ribbon flower was SOOO much fun to make... I am so gonna try more of these... I spritzed the ribbon with my homemade glimmer mist before rolling it up!

I have work today, so I'll be back later tonight to check out all your wonderful blogs, can't wait! Enjoy the rest of FWF Hop!

Stamp set used: Where You Should Be by Ippity

Sunday, July 25, 2010

{Ippity} Hop time!

Wow, the time sure flys by! This is my 3rd Ippity Hop, I can't believe it! I am so in love with Ippity stamps! I never really thought I would love making cards more than I do scrapbooking! But, quite's hard to make time to do everything when you work full time and have a family to raise, try to be healthy and active. Cards are perfect for this because you can use an hour after bedtimes to whip up a card or two and still have time to watch a movie with your SO!

This card was for Unity's challenge of orange/teal/navy blue. What a fuuuun colour combination! You can't really tell but the gingham ribbon is navy blue and so is the c/s!
This card was for the yellow/turquoise and one other colour challenge! The other colour I chose was red! The turq. and the red make the eyes go all googly when you see this in person. I really must try and get some sort of light box going to take better photos of my cards. ;)
Anyhow, this card uses the love in return set by ippity and the garden variety by unity. I used the award ribbon, cut it out to make it a flower..that was fun..I'll have to play with that a little more in depth when I have a chance!

Enjoy the rest of the Ippity Hop everyone! I know everyone did a beautiful job and I look forward to seeing everyone's projects! You can see them all by going HERE!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Friends With Flair Friday!

Hi there blog hoppers! Today, I have a special layout to share with you. It's a layout of my son Nicholas' birthday! I did this layout this past weekend and it didn't even really click...that my son's birthday is approaching yet again! In this photo he was celebrating his 5th birthday...and on Saturday he will be 11! I'm so proud of him yet for those of you who know me, my heart really hurts on July 24. So, I am so proud to share this with you since his birthday is tomorrow!

The papers are WRMK,a lthough I'm not sure if the green swirly one is. I outlined part of the flourish to make it pop a little bit more. The stamp I used was an Ippity stamp from "Love In Return".

I am super duper excited for the release of the new Ippity sets!! It will be a hugeeee order for me coming from Stephanie! It will be the whole Spring AND summer line!!!! *squeee* It was just last month that I got the whole winter line. I *love* Ippity stamps with my whole heart, they bring me joy! *teehee*

I'm also still waiting for my July Unity KOTM, anyone else stalking their mailman? Unity has the greatest product around and I'm so happy to have so much yummy Unity!

Enjoy the rest of the FWF Hop! Don't miss any of the girls, check the Unity blog for the full list!

Have a blessed weekend! (I have to work all of it! *wah*)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

{Ippity} Hop!!

Thanks for stopping by for this weeks edition of the Ippity Hop! I am heading off to bed, but wanted to post this before I go, since I need to work tomorrow! *wah*

I love making cards with "hello" type sentiments on them, because then I can use them for anything. I usually have so many cards just sitting in a box never to be loved! Does anyone else do this?

This card was a scraplift of Maria (scrapsbym) she is super talented! :) I wish I wasn't too lazy to pull out my machine, because I think machine stitching really adds a lot of nice texture!

Have a wonderful day! I will be back later tonight to leave love for all of you!! :D Don't forget to check out all the wonderful work by starting at the Ippity Blog!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop


This is my first Unity blog hop! I'm super duper excited!! I have to work, but I'll be back to check out everyone's projects later in the day! :) To make sure you get to see everyone's great work go here: Unity Blog

I made this card this past week for the 8th Unity Challenge, but really wanted to share it here on my blog. I'm actually quite happy with this card this time around, I guess 3rd time's the charm!

I used the Melody Ross Brave Girl set! Who *doesn't* love it...! It is perfect for some ATC's too! Which I plan on doing in the next few days!

Teal/Pink/Orange...I *love* these colours together, don't you? :)

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Here is a closeup of these adorable pins..and the cute button. Interestingly enough, the button is a Chatterbox one! :D Thanks for stopping by today, I'm happy you could make it!!! Don't forget to stop by all the girls' blogs, they are super talented these ladies that use Unity!! :D


Monday, July 12, 2010

{Ippity} Hop Monday!

Good morning! Just a quick post as I'm off to work! I thought this week I would use a different set so I used, Music of my Heart! I love this one it's so pretty. I love swirls and being a musician I love notes! I also love mixed fonts, so the little greeting is perfect! :) Could this set be any sweeter?

Two of my favourite products are stickles and little gems. I love using them on cards! I'm still struggling getting into the swing of card making/scrapbooking... but I hope some regular projects push me along! I had fun with this one!

Enjoy the Ippity Hop and don't forget to check out the other awesome girls creating with {Ippity} here!

Have a happy Monday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


It's been awhile since I've scrapbooked, so I am a bit rusty. ;) It's funny how everything just comes easier when you do it often. I really just can't... I don't have time for all the hobbies that I would like to have... but one day, the kids will be older...and I'll be bored! ;)

My friend Mia asked me to join her sketch team over at The Everyday Scrapper. I said, sure...why not! I figured it would get me scrapping a layout at least once a week! ;)

This is the layout I created...try as a may to be all extravagant, I just can't.. my stuff always comes out quite simple looking...I think it's my obsession with perfectionism! It's ok... I'm happy with how it turned out! Even though...I had to redo it, since I was practically done and my darling 2 year old coloured ALL over it! :o

Today, was also a happy mail day, I got me some Unity! :) This is what I got:

SBC-106 Brave Girl

KOM-AUG09 Following my Heart...

UK-313A Growing In Unity

Oh, and I almost forgot, I also got a Unity set from Crafty they get some wicked prices! :) I am totally on the lookout for the store kits on that site! (I hate to say it but I think I like the store kits the best from Unity!) Well..that and Ippity..

COSMOGV-001 Garden Variety

I should be good for awhile with all the Unity and Ippity goodness I have! (Although I still have a couple store sets coming from Crafty Steals and the July Kit! :o) I think my husband is going to leave me! *lol*

Now, to actually find time to do some crafty stuff! :) I'll try and do a card a week along with that layout! ;)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

{Ippity} Hop Monday!

Hello! Welcome to my blog. This is my first time doing the {Ippity} Hop! It's also my very first card made using {Ippity} stamps! I cannot express how much I love these! I've always loved Unity stamps...but when I saw these... the images were just way too cute! :)

This is from the "Sweet Thoughts of Spring" set from the winter 2009 release.

I'm a huge fan of scalloped borders, so I was super excited to stamp with these on patterned paper and cut them out! I just used scraps from my scrapbox for everything. The flowers are super duper old. Do you remember the Paper Bliss embellishment kits? Yep, I pretty much had them all. :)

Anyways, thanks for stopping by! I hope to be able to share more {Ippity} creations in the near future! :D Click Here to see more Ippity hoppers! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010


It's been awhile since I've posted...we've settled into our new place, things have settled...I go through my moods, but things have been alright. :)

I just wanted to reopen so I can share the things I make. :)