28 February 2011

H{ippity} Hop Feb. 28

Hello, friends:}

HOOOORAY for Ippity challenges and H{ippity} Hops! Be sure to stop by the Ippity blog for a complete list of participants. There are some super amazing projects and cards shared today--WOWZA!

Today I am sharing a project that I made for the Ippity Hippity Hop Twist and All Things Unity [alter it] challenges. I knew as soon as I saw the inspiration photo (with that word wrapped heart)--I wanted to make something similar. I put some candies inside this egg and wrapped it with the stamped sentiment from Sweet Thoughts of Spring set. I used the chick as well from this Ippity set. I love that Martha Stewart ribbon--this really turned out super cute!
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Ippity blog for all the blogs to hop--and don't forget to leave some love

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with more creations. Be blessed!

ps...Don't forget to link up your creations to the following challenges {ending soon!}:::

  • ATU- Saturday, March 5th at 11:59pm
  • PDCC- Tuesday, March 1st at 11:59pm
  • EIC- Friday, March 4th at noon

26 February 2011

EIC #128 {The Hidden Alphabet}

Hello, friends:}

Today is a VERY special day for me--and two other friends!! I am meeting them in Orlando!!! I will share pics soon!! So this will be a quick post!
So excited about this week's EtsyInspired featured shop:: The Hidden Alphabet. I love these photos. The owner takes photos of objects that look like letters and creates words and names. LOVE it! So fun. It makes you look at things in a different way! I loved this photo for the word EAT. I also love the color story--monochromatic [black/white/gray]. I made a card using my Unity Sit.Eat.Enjoy. Itty Bitty stamp. I love love love how this turned out. I went monochromatic with browns/creams/grays. LOOOOOVE it!
Our sponsor this week at EIC is Paper And Roses. So cute! You have got to check this shop out- HERE.

That's it for me today--but don't worry! The EIC DT members have created some pretty amazing creations to share with you today! LOVE IT! **NOTE::  Emily will not have a project, but you can DEF. head over there and leave them some love too!

Emily B. {visiting her hubby and without project}
Ann Cox {February Guest DT}
Be sure to stop by the EIC blog for more details. There are 2 winners this week!!! Remember to link up your creation by Friday, March 4th at noon Pacific Time

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

25 February 2011

FWF {Feb. 25}

Hello, friends:}

HOOOORAY for Fridays! It's FWF over at the Unity blog! Be sure to stop HERE for the complete blog list--and be sure to leave some love! You could WIN some FREE Unity!

And be sure to check out the amazing deals over at the Unity website--the Itty Bittys are on SALE!! Buy 3 get one free; Buy 6 get 2 free!! LOVE it! Click HERE to see all the Itty Bitty stamps.

I wanted to share this card that was featured last week as the FWF feature. I made it for the Ippity Hop Twist Challenge (sketch). I did move the sketch pieces up and added a strip of paper and the sentiment at the bottom of the sketch, so I'm not sure if it still counts??? I just love these colors together--and get this! EVERYTHING on this card was stamped [except that lace frame by K & CO.]. I used these Ippity stamp sets:: Music of My Heart, Sing A New Song, Regal Greetings, Dots for Sure. LOVE it!

I also wanted to share this fun card using my favorite stamping technique--paper piecing. I created it for the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I also stamped EVERYTHING on this card [minus the two DP panels at the top and bottom of the middle section]. SO FUN! I love this Suzi Blu stamp by Unity. I hate to admit it, but this card took the entire 2nd half of the Super Bowl to make! I used Unity's Queen of Glitter stamp, polka dot background stamp, and the ticket from Love Beyond Measure set for this card. SOOO cute! Love that glitter!
And if you haven't entered our All Things Unity challenge--please head over to the ATU site to check it out. We are ALTERING things this week! You have until March 5th at 11:59pm EST to enter! I made this super cute vday present as my project. You can read more about it HERE.
That's it for me today. Be sure to stop by the Unity website for great deals on more amazing stamps and the Unity blog for the complete list of FWF friends:} Thanks for stopping by and for leaving some love--you make me smile! Blessings:}

ps...be sure to stop by the PDCC and play along with our current challenge! LOVE these colors and I love love love my card! I am also entering this card into the Wee Memories challenge because I was inspired by Maren's sketch on page 43 of Paper Crafts Go-To-Sketches magazine. LOVE how this turned out--now if only I would have thought of this BEFORE the publication call ended:} Here's a peak...head over HERE for the details.

24 February 2011

PDCC #70

Hello, friends:}

WOW! You all rocked the last PDCC combo challenge--The Combined Grind Challenge! LOVED looking at all your fabulous creations! 

This week we have another fun color story--brought to you by Ruby 2 Shoes! This is her second color story--and wow! What a beautiful combo! I really enjoyed working with these colors. I love these papers from Gartner. They were a perfect match this week! I used my Unity notebook stamp for the top section--I stamped it with green dew drop ink on kraft paper. I wanted something soft but still fun. I also used my Unity Joy Ride set for the airplane, along with my Unity Road Trip stamp. LOVE it! My favorite part of this card--the license plate that says FLORIDA! FUN! And I love that twine--available at The Twinery. Super fun card--and it just matches perfectly! 

That's it for me--but you will want to jump on over to all these other amazing PDCC DT members' blogs! We also have a special Guest Designer this week--Maria Gurnsey. She is our special guest because she is also offering up an amazing Ippity package for a prize this week! THANKSMaria! Super sweet of you! 

Maria Gurnsey {Guest Designer}
Colleen Dietrich {New Private Blend Designer}

Be sure to head over to The Play Date Cafe for ALL the details {including the prize package from Maria Gurnsey}--remember to link up your creation before Tuesday, March 1st at 11:59pm. Hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE my PDC challenges! LOVE the team so much:} And I love our players--we have the BEST players! Be blessed.  


23 February 2011

From friends...

Hello, friends:}

I've been so behind in sharing with you some of the things that I received from my precious friends!! And today is just the day to share--LOVE my friends! They always know how to make me smile and brighten my day!

First up, this beautiful card by Colleen DietrichShe sent this to me after she won a prize package on my blog. LOOOOOOOVE how she stamped that background with script and diamonds! CLEVER! Love the colors too--beautifully done, Col! You rock:) Thanks for being so sweet and sending me some love through snail mail:}
Card created by: Colleen Dietrich

Next up is a gorgeous card by Michele Gross. LOOOOOOOOVE the monochromatic theme and those gems! WOW--look at all those gems on this card! I wish I could be this creative--and not only are those gems...but this image is embossed! WOW! Turned out super amazing. PLUS--Michele was kind enough to send me some of her gorgeous gray ribbon. I am sooo excited to use it....however, when I love something this much--I tend to hoard it for a long time! LOL! ThanksMichele! This card and gift def. made my day!!
Card created by:  Michele Gross

And last, but not least, I just received this card from my friend, Ruby 2 Shoes. She is one of my fav people from England! LOVE her! We clicked ever since we joined the PDCC team! LOOOOOVE her--well, one day we were talking on Skype, and I never thought anything of our convo (like I asked for something/etc.)...and I find this fun package in my mail box the next week! ACK--she sent me some twine (LOVE LOVE LOVE) in those cute little baggies! LOVE how they turned out--with the butterflies and pearls! And that paper--LUSH! The baggies match the card too--soooooo cute! Ruby is soooooooooo amazing! LOVE her style and love love HER! ThanksRuby!! Be on the look out--Tinks is getting something soon...and you too:)
Card created by: Ruby 2 Shoes

Thanks to all of my friends! I just can't tell you enough how much I love these cards and comments. I love love love these gals! Hope you will stop by their blogs and leave some special love for them!! OH--I forgot to tell you that all three of these gals are on the The Play Date Cafe team with me! LOOOOOOOOVE this team! Super talent and fun gals! Thanks again ladies!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you find some fun happy mail in your mailbox today!! Be blessed:}
ps...speaking of The Play Date Cafe--be sure to stop back tomorrow for another color story challenge! LOVE IT! 

20 February 2011

ATU #25 {ALTER it}

Hello, friends and Unity/Ippity addicts and lovers:}

Well it's time for a new challenge over at  All Things Unity! This 2 week challenge is to ALTER anything (journals, frames, candles, jars, etc.) using your Unity or Ippity stamps! 
I wanted to be a bit different so I used an old French's Fried Onions container to make this super cute Valentine Day treat box!! Which makes this perfect for the Paper Crafts Feb. 2011 challenge {make a VDay project}. I also think this fits the Unity monthly challenge {hearts}. First I cut coordinating papers and then stitched them together. Then I attached them to the cleaned container with a brown bow. Then I stamped my images [Unity Togetherness Icons, Togetherness Families, Tell Me More, A Little Happy, To The Moon & Back]. LOOOOOOOVE how this turned out! 
That's it for me today, BUT you have got to {IT'S A MUST!!!} check out what the ATU DT gals made--this will def. get you inspired. Welcome again as our February Guest Designer, an original All Things Unity DT member, Ashley Nguyen Newell!!! 

Carole {Guest DT}
Ashley {Feb. Guest DT}

Remember--if you play along with us during the month of February (all entries linked up before Feb.28th)--you could win our monthly prize! You won't want to miss out on this prize--February's prize is the entire February 2011 Unity Kit of the Month [The Best is Yet To Be]!! WOW! That's a whole lotta rubber! All you have to do is play along with us during the month of Feb! 
And please stop by our wonderful friends at ScrapStreet. They provided that beautiful digital element for our graphic! If you need inspiration or would like to read through some free magazines, ScrapStreet is the place to go! Thanks so much, Dora and ScrapStreet!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will join in the fun over at ATU!! We'd love for you to join in the fun:} Be blessed!