Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Banner Day!

It's starting out to be a fabby day!

I am happy to share that I am
being featured over on the
Ippity blog as this week's
Ippity Blossom!

I love selling Ippity stamps and
sharing creative ways to play with them.
When you visit my Ippity page here, you
will see that all the sets are discounted
and this week, I am offering an 
additional 'surprise' 
to celebrate being an Ippity Blossom

Any order of over $65 will
receive a free Ippity stamp!

 Now...wanna see the rest of my cards above?
Pop on over to the Ippity blog and
check it out!
Oh....while you're here, I would love if
you'd leave a comment so I know you
paid a visit.  I'd love to 'visit you back'!

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's a Busy Cyber Monday! Want a Great Deal?

Let's get this Cyber Monday under way, shall we?!

It is H{ippity} Hop Monday for all of
the Ippity Chicks and fans.

Stop by the Ippity blog and you will
find a list of lovely girls who created
inspirational projects to share with you.

I LoVe being an Ippity Chick!

I created this fabby little card using a brand new set
from Ippity called 'Sing a New Song'.  It's a terrific set
that can be used for a variety of occasions.
I happened to make this card in conjunction with

So here is the first deal of the day
for Cyber Monday Shopping...

Any order of $50 or more will
any order of $75 or more will get

and just email me with your order.
Contact and shipping info at the
bottom of my Ippity page.

This offer is only good through
11:59pm EST Monday, November 29th.

Now how about another fabby
Cyber Monday Deal???!!!

I love baker's twine!
It's the hottest design trend in
paper-crafting today and the girls at
are ready to hook you up

Place any order on Cyber Monday and
receive 30% off your entire order!!!

Yeah....I know!!!

I am thrilled to be a part of The Twinery's
Design Team and I know you are gonna
love the quality and colors of their baker's twine.

When you place your order with The Twinery,
at the checkout, use the code
 to receive your discount!

Remember....it's ONE DAY ONLY!

Happy Cyber Monday!
Time to go shopping!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Cyber Monday Deal You DON'T Want to Miss!

You are going to be 
when you read the what I am
about to share with you!

Baker's twine is one of 
the hottest trends
in papercrafting today and
my friends over at

The Twinery

are getting ready for
with a FanTABulous Deal!

Monday ONLY
November 29th

Place any order and receive...
wait for it....

30% off your entire order!

How terrific is that???
The Twinery has the best Baker's Twine
for crafters and in a multitude of
really fun colors....I mean....

Check out this scrumptious color!

And what about this Autumn Twine Pack...
Mandarin, Lemondrop & Cappucino

Of course, I needed one of each, so here was
my very first order....

If you love baker's twine or have yet to try it...
add TheTwinery.com
to your CyberMonday shopping list!

Remember....it's ONE DAY ONLY!
At the checkout, use the code
 to receive your discount!

And by the way.....
I hope you'll mention that I sent you  : )

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Making New Memories...The Play Date Cafe Challenge

Wishing all of my US friends and followers a
Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm coming to you with a new challenge from

I love the simplicity of this photo from our host
this week, Sarah Anderson.
I love the fact that not only is she from the UK,
but so is this week's sponsor for the challenge,

The significance, of course, is that Thanksgiving
is non-existent in the UK and yet both Sarah's
color scheme and our sponsor's stamps
(which were generously provided to our DT)
both conjoured up thoughts of this US holiday for me.

I love this sentiment...
This year our family, immediate and extended, is going through
many changes that are just not conducive to celebrating our
holidays the way we have for over 25 years.
It toughest on the young adults, namely my children and
my dear nieces and nephews.
A house full of family numbering upwards of 30....
talk about memories.  That is why this sentiment is
so poignant to me.
So this season, I am spending time encouraging
my children to begin trying new traditions 
of their own.  It will take time, but I know it can be done.

On another note of mixed emotions...

The Play Date Cafe Design Team are saying
goodbye to two girls who have brought a 
whole bunch of good things to our challenge.
Lisa and Sue are moving on to some new
creative adventures and I wish them
all the best.  We were fortunate to have had
them extend their stay with us to a full 9 months,
so I can't be stingy! 
But I do know that things will not be
the same without them.

Please make sure you stop by The Cafe,
check out the inspiration pieces from our DT
and make sure you leave some love 
for Lisa and Sue.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Versatile Verses with Verses...Huh?

I spy with my little eye a fabby flower from Prima!

I'm coming to you today with just one project

You know me....I still go 'old-school'
and love a good wood-mounted stamp.
Combine that with a stamp line that specializes
in sentiments and verses and well.....

Although the sentiment here is a one-liner,
don't be fooled!

I saved the rest of the verse for the inside 
of the card.  Very versatile stamp indeed!

The other images used were from PaperTrey Ink.
I alternated with a variety of VersaMagic inks to
create a depth with my stamping.

I will be back at midnight, EST tonight with a
brand new challenge from The Play Date Cafe.
See you soon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks for the Shout Out & A Special Offer!

This is going to be a quick, quick, QUICK post!
I've been away for most of the day and have not been
able to be around to post about this, but there is
still time to take advantage 
of a wonderful offer!

Emily and Amy over at EAD Designs
honored me with a feature over on their blog!
The projects are from my most recent offerings
used for DT inspiration from The Play Date Cafe Challenge.
Here's a taste....

EAD was one of our fabby sponsors this past week
over at The PDCC and I enjoyed working with
their 'vinyl' stickers, aka 'Stickerz'....
The set I used was called
'Merry and Bright'
and I think YOU will like playing with them as well.
So here's the offer....

With any purchase EAD Designs purchase of $20,
they will include a set 'Merry and Bright'
for free with your order!!!
You have to get your order in by midnight TONIGHT
which doesn't leave a whole lot of time, but I hope
you will take advantage of this terrific offer.
Click here to see the post and check out their catalog.

I will see you again at midnight EST tomorrow
with a brand new challenge from

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like...Well, You Know!

For the H{ippity} Hop
New Ippity Release
click here or scroll down

Player Appreciation Week

There are:
Three Brand New Sponsors
Three Terrific Guest Designers
Three Amazing Prizes

 I had lots of fun creating for this challenge.

Our DT was given a set of 'Stickerz' from

and I went to town!

Isn't that wreath lovely?
I embellished with fun red pearls,
my favorite Baker's Twine from
The Twinery, and a sweet trim
from Jolee's Boutique.
StampTV had a nice tutorial on creating a
blank space in between embossing, so I 
thought I would give it a try.
I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF.

But there's more....

This was actually my husband favorite card
for this challenge.

I used the Cuttlebug Ornament EF for
my base card, rounded the corners, aged the
edges of my cardstock using a variety of 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and layered each
piece.  There's that twine from The Twinery
once again!  So versatile and fun!
The vinyl stickers from EAD Designs are
repositionable, which is a bonus to be sure.
Yep....there's more....

 This card plays on more of the colors from the
color inspiration photo for the challenge.

 I am in love with that fabulous extra-large snowflake brad
from Paper Studio.  I took the smaller snowflake brads,
which are white metal, and embellished them with
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter and Shredded Glitter.
These colors all work together because it's all about layers.
I added Unity's 'Have a Holly Jolly' sentiment
to the vinyl sticker from EAD Designs.
Here are a couple more little gift tags that I did
with the same set....

What I really LoVeD about using these was they made
for really quick projects. Quick but effective, I think.

So I invite you to play along with us this week.
We sincerely thank all of our regular players and
always welcome new players to our challenge and
this week is all about that!
There's plenty of inspiration over in The Cafe this week!
I will be back soon with the new releases from Ippity!
Yep, it's the Fall 2010 Collection Blog Hop!
So I hope you'll stop back and see what's new....

It's H{ippity} Hop Time with the NEW Fall Collection!

It's an exciting day to be sure!

It's the official release day of the
 2010 Fall Collection

Along with the release, we are also having an
Ippity New Release Blog Hop!

I encourage you to get over to the Ippity Blog
and check out the list of Ippity Chicks that are
participating in the Hop!

This first card was made with stamps from the brand new
'Cherish Your Dreams'
set from Ippity.

 I layered a variety of beautiful papers from Webster's Pages
on top of my base card and adorned the sentiment with
some of my favorite flowers from Prima & Bo-Bunny.
The top layer is woven through lines of baker's twine
from The Twinery.  If you haven't gotten on the
baker's twine bandwagon yet, you are gonna love it!

The second little creation comes courtesy of
the same Ippity set PLUS a set called
'Sing a New Song'.

I borrowed the little scalloped border to create
a small shelf for the Poppy Picture to sit on.
I used Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 Collection
for my 'wallpaper' and once again, The Twinery's
Baker's Twine completes the look as the
'picture hanger'.

Wanna see the entire collection?

Here you go.....

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I accept PayPal as well as money orders
from either Walmart or the USPS.

I would LOVE to be YOUR 
Ippity Chick!!!!!