Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tag{tastic) Tuesday

And that's what I have for you today! I made the tags and reinforcers, then stamped this great image and topped it off with some gorgeous lace. So excited about these! These as well as blank kraft tags are available now at my Etsy Shop.

The second set of tags are from one of my first stamps. I bought it because it reminded me of my wedding dress. Still love that stamp to this day. The edges of the tags are slightly aged and paired with wrinkled ribbon that I dyed in a couple different shades. Perfect for shower invites, wedding gifts, a scrapbook page, bookmark or to simply write a note on the back for a special person.
Stamps: Just Be You (Unity)
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate
Accessories: Chantilly Lace

Monday, August 30, 2010

H{ippity} Hop - Craft Fair Creations 1

I have always considered myself a cardmaker. I have mentioned in the past what a terrible scrapbooker I am. Perhaps it is the larger format or the overwhelming number of photos to choose from...I don't really know. I have also avoided the amazing altered items and papercrafted pretties that I have drooled over on SCS and blogs. 

Well, I'm here to tell you...I am hooked on non-card creations presently. It all started with a package of jumbo paper clips from Staples that I purchased well over a year ago, which has been collecting dust until about...Thursday! My plan for my craft fair is to create with what I have in my ever growing stash. As I unearth more I will post additional creations using these items. Since today is all about {ippity} I have posted these fun paperclip bookmarks using some of my favorite {ippity} stamps.(To avoid purchasing chipboard for the butterflies, I used the old standby of cereal box cardboard...how green of me.)

Stay tuned for more...who knows, I may actually have a post every day this week! (A few hints...vintage tags, altered pens, Beate's nifty corner bookmarks, something in a frame, notepads, clothespins...)

Stop by this week and leave a comment on my "craft fair creations" to win some of this week's beauties!

I will also be putting some of the creations on the bare shelves of my Etsy Shop this week.

Stamps: Books a Flutter, Music of my Heart (All Ippity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Kraft
Accessories: Linen Thread, Jumbo Paper Clips, Buttons, Pearls, Tags, Embossing Folder, Prima Lilliput Roses, Big Shot Butterfly Die, Shimmer Mist (Vanilla, Tuscan Sun, Gold, Cheerios Box)

Friday, August 27, 2010

FWF Unity Sew Thankful

Happy Day! I have been working in my studio on and off in between entertaining, feeding, bathing, etc. kiddos. Crazy mess in there at present. Have a great day and be sure to stop by on Monday for some Ippity eye candy that I made for an upcoming craft fair.

Stamps: August KOM, Sew Cute
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, White
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Kraft
Accessories: Buttons, Stitching, Smooch Paint, Ribbon 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, Monday! Ippity Monday!

A card for Mitch...love him! These images are so adorable! A mix and match of a variety of colors and elements this week. The jar was watercolored in blue and artichoke, then all of the hearts were colored with Smooch acrylic paint. The background for the connected buttons is lace backed with twill tape. Love how perfect the Smooch tip is for painting details. Finally had a creative moment! Such fun! Take care this week!

SCS Color Challenge 284 - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink

Stamps: Quotes a la Happy, Book It! (All Ippity)
Ink: Black, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Desert Sand, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, DP Basic Grey, White
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (PTI), Twill Tape (SU), Lace (SU), Buttons (PTI), Stitching, Linen Thread (SU), Smooch Acrylic Paint

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SCS Color Challenge - Baja Poppy Cakes

I was so excited to have the opportunity to be asked by the uber talented and sweet Betty Wright to sample for this week's SCS color challenge as well as the Clean & Simple Stamping Challenge. My studio looks like a tornado hit it. I would say "hurricane", but the possibility of that happening in the middle of Ohio is fairly remote.(Although...Hurricane Ike did pack an unexpected punch up here last year. Got us a new roof.) Tornado is simply a better comparision to the catastrophe left in my creative wake.

Hope to see you creations in the gallery!! Feel free to post a link in the comments section here. Love to see what you made!

Baja Breeze (muted soft blue)
Poppy Parade (sharp tomato red)
Crumb Cakes (aka kraft)
Neutrals (white, ivory, black)
This week's dessert optionExtra Extra Read All About It! Newsprint is everywhere! Whether it is actual newspaper, designer paper, or handstamped to look like newsprint, find fun ways to add it to you creation! 

Stamps: Homegrown (SU)
Ink: Poppy Parade, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Vanilla, Garden Variety (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Copper Brads, Rustic Button (PTI), Scallop Border Punch (SU). Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Linen Thread (SU)

Monday, August 09, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday - Get Ready

On August 12 {ippity} Stamps will be releasing the latest additions to the new line! If you already love {ippity} and Unity you will not be disappointed! My card for this week features the set Fall for You  as I know many of us are gearing up for the beginning of school, football games, hayrides, leaving falling,etc.

Also, something fun over at SCS...I have been asked to contribute a sample for this week's color challenge. I can't let the cat out of the bag yet with the colors, but Betty has chosen some beauties for sure! Stop on by on Tuesday to challenge yourself with this week's color combo and the unique dessert option. Have a great week!

Stamps: Faith Blooms, Fall for You
Ink: Summer Sky, Tuxedo black
Paper: DCWV, Kraft, White
Accessories' Copic Markers, Black Stitched Gingham, Black Pearl, Nestabilities, Shimmer Mist

Friday, August 06, 2010

Unity FWF: Scrapbook Royalty

Here are a couple of cards literally thrown together while trying to get Fiona to sleep. It was a long night to say the least. Crazy life! I made this cards using a couple new Scrapbook Royalty kits.

We're looking forward to the Dublin Irish Festival this weekend. Great music, food and heritage!

Look for that blinkie and win 25 free Unity stamps!

Stamps: better, somewhere. someday. Unity
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Angel Pink
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Vanilla
Accessories: Tim Holtz Bird Cage die, Pearls, Nestablitilies Label Die, Ribbon
Stamps: Just Be You Unity
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Paper: Vanilla
Accessories: Stardust Gel Pen, Ribbon

Fiona at 26 days old.

Monday, August 02, 2010

ippity Monday: Enjoying Color

I decided to use six of Stampin Up's new colors (including in-colors) for this project along with a couple ippity sets (A Little Buggy & Just Wanted to Say). Have a wonderful Monday!!! Stop back soon to see sneak peeks of new ippity sets. I am awaiting my new sets as well as a order for a few customers. Supposed to be some happy mail from Mr. Brown tomorrow according to my shipping notice!!!

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