Monday, December 13, 2010

Glass Pendants A Plenty

Here are a bunch new pendants that I have been making over the last several days. Who knew they would have been such a hit? The first one has to be my favorite to date. I haven't listed any in my Etsy shop because they have been flying out of my hands faster than I can post and make them. Had a snow day today, so I need to get cracking on those Christmas cards!

Friday, December 03, 2010


I have so much to get caught up on this weekend. (I have a craft show that I am in NO way ready to attend. Tonight is going to be fun!) The week just seemed to fly by before I could get anything accomplished. I have been playing around with ideas for my Christmas, they're not done. ;) I don't think this is going to be the one, but I had fun experimenting. Have a joyful day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Someone who I am Thankful For...FWF

I really don't think I could ever choose one person who I am so thankful to have in my life. My parents, husband, children, in-laws, cousins, aunts/uncles and friends. This one is for my aunt (mom's sister) who has always been like a mother to me. She left her family for months to take care of, my mom, my dad, brothers and I after my mom had a stroke when I was a senior in high school. I love her dearly and don't know what life would have been like without her. She called me a couple nights ago to tell me that she has spots on her lungs. (This came as a shock to me as she has never smoked, although I have read that isn't always a factor.) There are still tests to be done, so I am remaining optimistic that the spots are malignant. If you could kept her and her family in your prayers I would appreciate it.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. I know I will with so many people and things to be thankful for that I will feel the blessings all week!

Supplies Stamps: All Unity and Ippity, Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Grape, Paper: Wisteria (Basic Grey), Sahara Sand, Vanilla, Accessories: Pearls, Baker's Twine

Friday, November 12, 2010

Four Months Later...FWF

I have finally put together my daughter's birth announcements. Pretty sure everyone knows by now, but I did it for my son and, no matter how late it is, I want to do it for her, too. I used both Unity and Ippity for this quick little announcement. The cherry stamp was too cute not to use for this. I added some red baker's twine to set off the cherries.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FWF Give Thanks

Right now I am thankful that my bed is close. We are prepping for a barn raising party on Saturday and I am beat. I had to embrace these fabulous fall colors with a sentiment from Unity's September KOM. Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend with many things for which to be thankful.

Stamps: Unity September KOM
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Cocoa, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Basic Grey, Confetti Cream
Accessories: Button (PTI-Autumn Mix), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Linen thread, Crocheted Lace, Scallop punch

Too Sweet!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

(ippity) Hopping with Glass Tile Jewelry

Well, I am going to be doing a lot of hopping for the next couple of weeks. "Why?", you may ask. I somehow fractured my foot at the base of my middle toe. I had been walking around on it for a week before my mom and MIL  suggested that I go to have it checked out...and I actually listened. There was a reason for the bruising, pain and! Monday is keep off it, elevate and medicate, then schedule the appt. with the orthopedist day. Fun.

I made a few necklaces using glass tiles with decorative paper and stamps in the{ippity} line. I think I'm hooked! The sunlight coming in through the window reflected making it look like crosses in the glass.

Liam in the Kiddie Tractor Pull at the 160th Fairfield Co. Fair.
Last fair in the state of Ohio.
Fiona in her John Deere hat.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

FWF Blinkie Winner

Email  Jimmi at: with  full name, addy and that you won this week's fwf blinkie.

Here is the randomly chosen winner!

Bogner's said...
Oh YAY, you have the blinkie! I am glad you have the day off. That makes it a nice FWF for you I am sure! I love the card you made for Mitch! That sentiment is so fabulous! I don't have that KOM, but my friend here in town does. Might have to go through her stamps this weekend!

10:03 AM

Friday, October 15, 2010

FWF Perfect Stamp

Happy Friday! And, boy, am I having one! Today is Central Ohio Teacher Association (COTA) Day. No school for this teacher! It is meant to be a professional development day, but we get it as a comp day for other days we do professional development. Have my pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin donut and am ready to hop!

I made this for Mitch. This day could only be more perfect if he had the day off too. Loved playing around with my new KOM. Check out  more fab Unity creations by starting ========> HERE.

Stamps: October KOM
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo
Paper: Linen (PTI), Wassail DP (Basic Grey), Espresso
Accessories: Manila Tag, Sizzix Embossing Flower, Linen Thread, Buttons, Baker's Twine

And guess what???
I have the blinkie!!!

Leave a comment and check back on Saturday morning to see if you won some Unity rubbah!!

Unity Flair!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Final Unity Flair on Leave

Maternity leave is at its end and I am back at the grind on Monday. So many mixed emotions. It is going to be difficult. Mitch surprised this week with this gorgeous bunch of lilies. I needed a bit of cheering up. ;) Sorry about the brief post. Craziness around here lately! Take care!

Stamps: Decadant Pears, September KOM Ink: Rich Cocoa, Tart Pear Paper: Pear, Confetti White, Kraft, White Accessories: Baker's Twine, Pearls, Sizzix Embossing Folder

Monday, September 27, 2010

Love, Laughter and Sunsets - Ippity Monday

As with most of my creations, I had no idea where this was going until it was completely finished. Some crafters/artists have a process...not I. I try to and all I get is frustrated. The crazy thing is that I thrive on order and processes. Just not with this. lol! All I had in my hand was a piece of seam binding that I had colored the day before and here is what I ended up creating with it. (I am working on updating my ippity sale blog, so if is something you would like and don't see it here, please let a comment and I will get back with you asap.)

I also added some tags I have been working on for my Etsy shop as well as some fabulous photos of an Ohio sunset. Mitch had me take a few shots on our way home from Columbus last night. Love it!

This is my last week of maternity leave and I will be returning to work next Monday. I hope to be back blogging and creating soon!

Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: So This is Love, You Deserve, Thoughts from the Past (All ippity)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink
Paper: Kraft
Accessories: Pearls, Su Butterfly Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Flourishes, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Dyed Seam Binding, Pearl Brad, Prima Flower

Gorgeous Ohio fall sunset

Friday, September 24, 2010

FWF Decadent Pear

I have been looking for this set EVERYWHERE! The only store I could find Decadent Pear from Unity by the fabulous Samantha Walker was at Limelight Papercrafts. I pretty much stalked the website and snatched it up as soon as it was available.(BTW, lightening fast shipping from Limelight. My first order from them, but definitely not my last.) I have not seen many projects made with this set, but let me tell you I WILL be experimenting with this one a lot. Love the images sooooo much!!! If you see any great creations using this set it would be wonderful if you could link it in the comments section of this post. Thanks and have a grand Friday!

Stamps: Decadent Pear (Unity - Samantha Walker), Words (Unity Kom)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Paper: Kraft (The Paper Company), All DP is Offbeat by Basic Grey
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Pearl, White Souffle Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, Linen Thread, Cricut Tags

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Caden's Birthday...Error

You know those days when you are in a hurry and the best laid plans seems to fall apart at the seams? Sunday was one of those days. I wanted to make my nephew, Caden, a cool robot birthday card using my Cricut Robotz cartridge. After taking a shower, feeding Fiona, and getting everyone ready to go to get to Mass on time, then heading straight down for the birthday party there was little time to create anything. I opted for some great robot paper, cutting his name out with the Cricut and piecing it all together in the car. I grabbed the layers, threw the letters in the Xyron sticker maker and hopped in the car. As I began to peel the letters off of the sticker paper I realized that...most letters have to go a certain direction. Oops! I improvised and decided to turn them all weird directions and write "error' in sharpie at the bottom, then "Happy Belated Birthday" on the inside. What a mess!

My brother-in-law, Jeff, scanned this and cut off the blue base,but was insistent that I share this faux pas with everyone in the blogosphere. So here it is...

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Little Things {ippity} Monday

What are the little things that mean the most to me? A hug from my son, a smile from my daughter, snuggling on the couch with my husband, looking out the window or standing outside in awe of the beauty around me, the phone call from a friend, a family gathering, the creations that are not my own, but little divine ideas I am blessed to have from time to time...little but powerful things that make life wonderful. These simple threads weave together my life. I wouldn't give them up for the world.

Stamps: Ippity
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
Paper: June Bug (Basic Grey), Kraft
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Button, Manila Tag, Chantily Lace, Bird Punch

Friday, September 17, 2010

Unity Flair and A Happy Life

So much has been going on since my last post. Labor Day Festival Craft Show, Mitch's continuing recovery, trip to Longaberger Homestead near Newark (a couple of hours from home - went with my sweet friend Kerry, her dear friend Kerstin from London and the kids), Fiona's Baptism followed by a wonderfully full house of family and food...I could go on, but all you are here for are the stamped stuff, am I right? lol!

This card is for my Grandmother's 9- birthday. (She doesn't like people knowing her age.) The tags, which will be up in my Etsy shop soon, are inspired by an upcoming Halloween cupcake decorating party I am having for the kids in my life.

Have a wonderful weekend! I pray that you are as fortunate as I to have amazing friends and family in my life.

Stamps: In Bloom
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Pear, Old Olive, Desert Sand
Paper: Indian Summer (DCWV), Pear
Accessories:Pearls, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Nestability Die, Ric Rac
Stamps: A Little Creepy (ippity), July KOM
Ink: Black
Paper: Manila Tags
Accessories: Shimmer Mist - Tiger Lily, Dyed Wrinkled Ribbon, Gingham Ribbon
Liam and I at Longaberger Homestead in front of the world's largest apple basket.
Liam with his Brutus head.
Fiona in her Christening gown made by her Grandma Sweeney
Liam showing Fiona how much he loves her by sharing his train stickers with her.

Friday, September 03, 2010

FWF Finishing a Week of Craft Fair Creations

There are some new ones here as well as a review from the week! I had a blast and have NO idea where the energy came from, but I do know the house is paying for it right now. I knew Unity would be a wonderful fit for putting together a great show. Hoping to have photos of the booth space up sometime next week. Depends on how fried I am by the time it is over. 3-day Labor Fair!

This was definitely a week of Unity and Ippity for my creations. I'm sure I will be posting more of what I have made after the madness has ended. (Packaged cards, notepads, etc.)lol! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Notecard Packs

Corner Bookmark
Paperclip Bookmarks
Muslin bag with painted and stamped clothespins

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