31 January 2011

H{ippity} Hop Jan 31

Hello, friends:}

HOOOORAY! I finally had a chance to make some things with my Ippity stamps!! **NOTE:: Let me clarify--I usually use my Unity and Ippity stamps together. It's just that for H{ippity} Hops you can only use Ippity. I finally had a chance to use only Ippity!

I created my cards using the Ippity Twisted Challenges! I had a great time--I also liked that I had the entire month to think about my cards! That was awesome! I combined challenge #2 and #3 for this card. I love that photo--and the Echo Park paper just matched perfectly! I used my Ippity Book It! [tag background], How You Doin'? [sentiment], and Snippity of Ippity [tag] stamp sets. Super fun--I like that this card could be for just about anyone! I don't know if you can see it--but I embossed that white paper--just to add texture.
This next card is one of my favs! LOVE it! I made a simple card--CAS! I made this card for the Ippity Twisted challenge #4. HINT::: I painted those brads! I didn't have enough green brads, so I painted them! And then I added glitter for fun! LOVE it:} I used my Ippity What Matters Most [bird], Devoted [branch], and Sweet Thoughts of Spring [sentiment] for this card. I also masked the branch so the leaves weren't inked--love how this turned out!!
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by all the other blogs--a complete list of participants can be found on the Ippity home page! You are going to LOVE all this eye candy! And don't forget to leave some love!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE sharing with you! Be blessed:}

ps...and just in case you didn't see this card, here is my simple card for the Cupcake Inspirations and Wplus9 {Stamp Away With Me} Color Cue challenges. LOVE it! LOVE that button on the flower! OH--and it fits the Ippity Twisted Challenge #4- brads! HOOORAY for fitting one card into three challenges:) Read more about it HERE.

CSN Review:}

Hello, friends:}

I cannot believe it has been a month since I told you I was going to review some amazing products over at CSN!! I LOOOOOOVE CSN Stores! Great prices and fabulous products!!

The first product I bought was this super cute carry-on luggage with wheels. I love the size and the color! So cute--perfect for our weekend trips or our trip to Indiana. Here is a pic of me using it at the airport! LOVE it!

The next product that I bought was this bracelet--who knew CSN carried bracelets that could be engraved!! ?? LOVE this bracelet--it is so cute. It's the perfect size for my wrist. I wished that I could have had O'G engraved on the front, but there are no apostrophes. It had two scratches on it when I got it--but I didn't mind. I knew it would be scratched right away--and it made me wear it instead of holding on to it {since I didn't want to scratch it...you know what I mean?}! I wear it all the time with lots of outfits!

I'm a CSN junkie--because I also got this backpack. I have not used it, but I know it will be useful when I'm traveling around craft fairs, zoos, or other places that I need to carry my camera/money/etc. but don't want to use my purse. Love that this comes in several colors!

I also wanted to share my FAV shoes that I got from CSN! I love these boots! They arrived at our door within 5 minutes of our departure to the airport in December! I immediately opened them and took them with us to Indiana. I wore them in the snow and bowling! These shoes are super comfortable! LOVE that fabric that hangs over the top! Such a cute design:}

Last but not least...I wanted to share my favorite purse that I got from CSN. This baggallini is my FAV FAV FAV! I love the way the fabric feels. And you won't believe it--but this purse has TONS of pockets and storage! LOVE it! It's perfect!!

If you haven't been to CSN--you must head over there NOW! I spend hours just looking at their shoes and purses...but they have more! They have over 200 sites and stores to shop from.

Thanks so much for stopping by--be sure to leave a comment telling me what you bought from CSN or what you are planning on getting! LOOOOOVE CSN Stores:} Be blessed!


30 January 2011

Guest Sweetie over at Cupcake Inspirations

Hello, friends:}
OH MY--this is an exciting day for me! I was featured as one of the Top 5 over at Cupcake Inspirations last week with this card. That made my day--until I checked my email later that night. I got an email from Rachel asking me to be the Guest Sweetie! HOOOORAY! Thanks so much, Rachel

This week's cupcake inspiration photo is gorgeous--look at that teal tissue paper and that super cute heart with the decorative edges! I had several ideas for cards to make...but I loved this one! I was inspired by an old card made by Mish Mash. LOVE that embossed background. I also drew off the heart and button. I love those little flowers. For stamps--I used my Ippity Here & Now set. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I also used brads making it eligible for the Ippity #4 challenge. This also fits the Wplus9 {Stamp Away With Me}challenge. LOVE these colors together!

Please stop by the Cupcake Inspirations blog for complete details on this challenge! The sponsor this week is Prairie Fairy!! And be sure to check out the rest of the CI DT members' blogs! LOVE it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

29 January 2011

EIC #124 {Too Cute Kawaii}

Hello, friends:}
We have another brand new store to check out and get inspired at over on the EtsyInspired blog! This week we are headed over to the fabulous Too Cute Kawaii! This store is filled with super cute polymer clay creations and jewelry! Made in Orlando, FL, this artist makes earrings, hair clips, and even party favors!
Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps. These digital stamps are so cute! The EIC DT were lucky enough to get some of these digis to play with.
I was inspired by Too Cute Kawaii's animal lover hair bow centers. I love this dog digi from Meljen's Designs--which was perfect for the card that I made. I paper pieced this digi and typed out the sentiment. EASY! I was also inspired and cased a card by Lisa Johnson. LOVE how this turned out!

**NOTE:: I wanted to use a darker blue to look more like the bow center--but this teal turned out to look the best. 

That's it for me today, but be sure to stop by all the EIC DT members' blogs to see their fabulous creations!! What a great team with lots of talent!!

Rachel Hope {January Guest DT}
Be sure to stop by the EIC blog for more details--we have 2 winners this week! Remember to link up your creation by Friday, Feb. 4th at noon Pacific Time. We have two winners this week--1) Too Cute Kawaii has donated these super cute cupcake earrings to one lucky player and 2) Meljen's Designs will be giving one player 4 digital stamps!! Thanks so much to our sponsors and featured Etsy store!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE being inspired at Etsy--gotta love EtsyInspired! Be blessed:}


28 January 2011

FWF--real quick:}

Hello, friends:}

It's FWF over on the Unity blog! You know--I love my Unity! I have lots of cards to share, but only one today! I entered it a week ago in the Hip Hop sketch challenge. LOVE this cuttlebug stamp die. I used my Unity Joy Ride On My Way stamp set. LOVE that little airplane. I just love how this turned out! So cute.
Sorry about the horrible pic--again. There was no sunlight!

That's it for me today--well, not really. I have another card over on the All Things Unity blog. I made it for the NEW ATU challenge! Check it out HERE!
I would like to enter both these cards in the Wee Memories {anything goes} challenge! LOVE it! You still have time to play--click HERE

Be sure to stop by the Unity blog for more players in FWF! And be sure to leave some love--you could win FREE Unity! There's even more sales going on over at the Unity store--check them out HERE! LOVE Unity:}

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be sharing more--more--and more later:} Hope you have a great day! Be blessed:}

27 January 2011

PDCC #66

Hello, friends:}

Well--I never get tired of saying, "It's another fabulous color story over at the The Play Date Cafe this week!" I think because it is sooooooo true! This week we have brought back another splash of color! 

Sarah picked this week's splash color as lilac or lavender. LOVE it! I used some of my black and white sewing patterned paper with my Hero Arts dress form. I dry embossed the lilac paper for extra texture. This card is fairly simple...but if you look closely, I used some glitter dust around the edges of the die tag. LOVE it! The sentiment is from Unity's Jan. 2011 KOTM. LOVE how this turned out! LOVE that pop of color with the flowers...and those gems--perfect little touches! 

That's it for me today--I hope you will stop by all the other The Play Date Cafe DT members' blogs! They have some amazing splashes to share with you today! LOVE it!

Colleen Dietrich {New Private Blend Designer}

Be sure to head over to the PDCC for more details on this challenge too! It ends on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 11:59pm EST. Be sure to link up before then!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love the PDCC!! Be blessed:}

24 January 2011

More Gray cards

Hello, friends:)

I just wanted to upload some of my gray cards....before the deadline!! These cards were made for the Gray is the New Black Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I love love love love all these frames on this card. This is a very simple card--but packed with DETAIL! Love it:} I used my Unity Happy Everything set for that beautiful glittered butterfly. 
I also want to enter this fun card--it was created for the Play Date Cafe challenge. LOVE these colors together. I also love love love those flocked birds! You can read more about it HERE.
That's it for me today--short and sweet. I do have TONS more to share...so I am hoping to get more time today to write up some posts and create some more! Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE sharing with you! LOVE playing along with challenges! Be blessed!

23 January 2011

ATU#23 {Tri-fold or Easel cards}

Hello, friends:}

I am sooooooo excited! I cannot believe all the fabulous creations that were linked up to the All Things Unity mini card challenge! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for playing along! And don't forget to head over to the ATU blog on Wednesday to see some featured players! You could win the NEW ATU blinkie!!

And there's still time for you to play along to win the January prize package! Our very own ATU GDT member, Carole, has offered up the Fresh Farm Ippity stamp set! Make sure you link up your creations to our challenge before the end of January to be eligible to win! 

NOW--for the good stuff:) Today starts a brand new challenge over at All Things Unity! The challenge is to make a tri-fold or easel card! ACK--I've never made either! But I have to tell you that there are some great tutorials over on Splitcoaststampers

Diagrams: Penny Wessenauer Digital Papers: Kevin and Amanda

I love how this card turned out! I used the Limelight sketch and chipboard challenge, Off The Wall Craftiness colors, and the challenge for ATU#23! LOVE it! I used my Unity Life Becoming set for the sentiment and the flower stems are from Ippity's Faith Blooms set. LOOOOOVE it! I was also inspired by a Mish Mash creation--she is so fabulous! 

**NOTE:: I promise those buttons are orange--the sun was going down!! I will try and get better pics soon! 

That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by all the other ATU DT members' blogs--did they make a tri-fold or easel card?? I can't tell!! And don't forget to leave some love! 
Carole {Guest DT}

Sara--taking a little break
Don't forget--we have some new things happening over at the All Things Unity blog! We have new featured winner blinkies and a badge for all of our fans and players! We also have a monthly prize!! I hope you will stop by the All Things Unity blog for more deets on this challenge! We love when you play along with us! You have 2 weeks to finish your tri-fold or easel card--deadline is Feb. 5th at 11:59pm EST. Hope you will join in the fun! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Lots of love! Be blessed:}