Sunday, July 31, 2011

Christmas Card in July

Afternoon Bloggers!

 So yesterday I had a creative peak and finished my projects for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop happening the first weekend in August.. My youngest DD even joined me in the Craft Room and made a layout with things I was not using..

Both of the girls the other day made houses from my scraps.. I was very proud of their houses so cute.. I need to find them and post pictures of what they made..

Today I made a Christmas Card using the Imagine Snow Angel Cartridge

The total look wasn't exactly what I was going for but youngest DD had a great time helping me..
I wanted it to have a vintage feel to it.. I crumbled the paper then used Tim Holtz Linen Distress on it as well as the ornament cut out..

I then used off-ray ribbon to hang it on the card. Patterned Paper was printed form the Snow Angel Cartridge as well

The greeting inside the card was made with the {ippity} stamp set Season of Joy

Paper was sized on my Gypsy to fit the A2 card
Ornament was cut at 3.0

**side note** paper on the front of the card as well as inside the card are the same exact paper  I blame the lighting and photos from the iPhone 4 as the reason it shows 2 different colors. IRL its more of the card front color and not so pink as the inside..

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fabulous Friday on Saturday!

 Good Morning, Good Morning,

 Are you ready for your GroundHog do over moment? Well I am, by presenting to you all Fabulous Friday today, Saturday!

Sometimes the only person I amuse is myself, it just takes so little to amuse me these days lol..

This is Diana's last post as an I Heart {ippity} Guest Creative Team Member. Thank you so much Diana for being a part of the Team, I truly do appreciate it!

Diana has created some GORGEOUS tags with the set Now & Always..

Wow! Aren't these tags just beautiful? I love how they are both a little different. One has pearls to be a little more classy the other diamond bling.. Another amazing creation by Diana and what a fabulous project as her send off for the Guest Ct Position.
Diana used the Now & Always set

To see how Diana created these Fantastically Gorgeous tags please visit her Blog HERE, and leave her some Bloggy Comment love!

Don't Forget {ippity} Release Day August 5th! HERE!
There is still time to enter the {ippity} Paper Piecing Challenge Ends 7/31
Mondays are Linky Mondays have an {ippity} or Unity project you want to link up?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday - Rescheduled

Hey out there!

 You Fabulous Bloggers and Blurfers.. Fabulous Friday has been rescheduled to tomorrow. Due to my  Husbands MRI, My job Interview and my being sick since the job interview I have actually just gotten out of bed at 849pm and unfortunately my originally scheduled post did not go live as intended..

With that being said.... Fabulous Friday will be posted tomorrow... You will be able to check out what our Fabulous Guest CT has created for you..

NEW {ippity}
There will be a NEW {ippity} Release August 5th! Come back and check out the NEW Stamps I think you are going to like them "loads"

This card was created by me using the stamp set
Now & Always

Kraft Cardstock
PP by Cosmo Cricket
String - MISC
Used an Oval Punch to make the notches
as well as Martha Stewart Punch for the border on the green PP
Bling God Gem for the center of the Flower

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you come back tomorrow to see what the Fabulous Diana has created for you!

Happy Stamping!

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Good Morning Blog Hoppers,  (due to my Blogger scheduling error, this post is late, my apologies)

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Rainas.
If you have not and would like to start at the beginning please go to Erica's Blog at My Cricut Craft Room.

This set I made using the Imagine & the Snow Angel Cartridge. The bucket was a leftover that had Prima flowers in it so I repurposed it. I could see putting cookies or those cookies or cakes in a jar type thing. 

I used the Easter 2010 Cartridge for the Cupcake holder and flood filled it with the pattern from Snow Angel. I cut it at fit to page then had to adjust it to fit the cupcake. The Ornament on the front was cut at 3.5 inches.

The flower was made using ribbon stitched to form the flower, then a Prima flower over it and then the Ornament cut to top it off at size 3.o inches. This was attached to the gift card holder I made by using a coffee sleeve and putting pattern papered from the Snow Angel Cartridge and Twine from TheTwinery.

It's a sweet little gift set, Cucpcake Holder, Gift Card Holder and a gift Bucket. Thanks for stopping by! Next on the Blog Hop is Tammy at 

In case you get lost I have posted the lineup below!   Thanks for visiting my blog and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday Wowzer!

It's that time again, the Fabulous Creative Team has some WOW {ippity} projects to share with you..

Let me just say that every week I am impressed with what these ladies Create and I am inspired!

New Season New Wonder by Shellye

Devoted By Candace

What Matters Most By Mary

Delightful Little Things By Jeannie

Delightful Little Things By Amy

Thank You Ladies, you did a FABULOUS job and certainly WOW'd me!

If you would like to purchase {ippity} stamps

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Sweet Watermelon

This card is a perfect Summer Card, sorry it really isn't Christmas yet..
Sweet Watermelon! My DH brought home Watermelon the other day and it was just the sweetest Watermelon ever, I was gaa gaa over it.

Cricut Cut From Simply Charmed
Cuttlebug Embossed
Ribbon from American Crafts
Card Base from the Paper Company
Sweet stamped in Real Red from SU
Stamp from {ippity} New Season New Wonder

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a fantastic day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Christmas in July - Day 2

Welcome back!

 Today I am sharing with you how I did NOT follow directions from the Michaels instruction sheet and created my own Glitter Ornament..

Have you ever seen those project sheets at Michaels? Well one weekend there were a ton (at least 10) and I grabbed one of each of them. One of them was how to create a Glitter ornament.. I briefly read over it looked for the items on the instruction sheet and could not find them.. ugghhh ... So I came home with my goodies for the day and put it on the back burner..

First this ornament was not glass it is actually plastic. I pulled the top off of it and then tried glimmer mist, that totally was a FAIL! After wandering around my Craft Room opening and closing drawers I found some Close to My Heart reinker. I poured it in the Ornament and swirled it around. I then flipped the Ornament over and let the excess ink pool onto a pile of napkins, so I would not stain my counter tops. I then used red glitter and poured about a tablespoon in it and shook it around, again I flipped the ornament over and let any excess glitter fall out.

 The Deer on the ornament was printed from the Imagine using the Snow Angel Cart at 2.0 onto printable vinyl and then adhered to the ornament. To finish it off I used left over ribbon from 2 Christmas' ago and tied it to the top after replacing it and the hook. Voila a Cute Christmas ornament. I am thinking of taking it a step further and personalizing one for each of my daughters with their name on it. The possibilities are endless..

Ok if you are still with me through all of that blabbering, thank you!
Happy Crafting!

New Season New Wonder - Masking Technique

New Season New Wonder

Masking Technique

I think I am getting carried away with Glimmer Mists!
Both of these cards were created using Glimmer Mist Tattered Angels

Card 1 I stamped the images then cut them out and used them as a mask on the card
where the Glimmer Mist did not go from the Masking technique I stamped to get the effect you see above. It almost makes it looks like it is embossed, it just gives it a little more dimension.

Tattered Angels Colors Use: Starfish, Sugar, Green

Card 2 
I used 2 of the images that I used for the masking technique and popped them up
with foam adhesive
Tattered Angels Colors Use: Starfish, Sugar

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Christmas in July

Good Morning Bloggers!

 Welcome to the Christmas in July, it seems like every year the Christmas items are coming out earlier and earlier. (Maybe we just all forget that they bring Christmas Stuff out in July)Michaels had Christmas items before Halloween items!

The Mittens were cut using the Imagine & the Joys of the Season Cartridge
Cut at 4.0
They were filled with a pattern from the Enjoy the Seasons Imagine Cartridge
I then traced the stitches with a black pen
and then used Diamond Glitter Glue over
I used the Marvy Uchida scallop pinch and then spritzed it with 
Tattered Angels Viva Pink Mist
and the sentiment is a random stamp I found in the bottom of a drawer
stamped in Unity Brown Hybrid Ink..

This will be my first Christmas in our OWN home, in 11 years it will be our FIRST Christmas in Florida... Last year due to the move from Japan to Florida we did not Celebrate Christmas so this year I hope we do it right.. Friends, Family, Dinner, Presents, the Cartoon Marathon, Decorating.. etc etc..
I think i will hang this and make a couple others in different colors to hang on the tree this year, since our Ornament stash is pretty low.. 

Thanks for looking, happy Crafting!

Paper Piecing Challenge

Today I am showing a card I created for the {ippity} Blog Challenge..
The Challenge is a Paper Piecing Project, if you have Unity or {ippity} stamps you can get in on the Challenge for another 6 Days!

Get your Rubba' ink it up and stamp this Challenge out!

White Daisy Card Stock CTMH 
Unity Black Ink
Black Bling from Japan called Decorator Stone
Gold Bling from Studio 18 Rhinestone Strass
Patterned Paper from 
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934
Button Misc
Twine Misc
Leaves colored in with G05 Copic Ciao Marker

Get out those Ippity (or Unity) stamps and get creative!
Add your link to the linky list below.

Each challenge will run for 2 weeks
and the winner will be announced the Wednesday.

What are you playing for?! 

How about a $20.00 Ippity Gift Certificate
to the Ippity Chick of Your choice! 

Challenges Entered: 
{ippity} Paper Piecing Challenge
Anything Goes Challenge at Clear it Out
My Grafico Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by AGAIN!! LOL I hope you enjoy the Challenges and play along!

Monday Linky Party! Link Up!

Thankful For You $5.40

I am extremely happy with how this card turned out. I sat down and made 5 or 6 cards one day using Glimmer Mist and the beginning the cards were VERY simple and at the end (I still feel simple) this is the last card I made and it just looks a bit more complicated then when I started.. does that make sense?

For the Pattern on the card I had used an EK Success Plaid Punch and punched some Kraft Cardstock and then laid that piece on the card and spritzed the glimmer mist, then repeated.

The Butterfly was stamped and then cut out and adhered to Iridescent Cellophane and underneath that Tulle that had been punched with a 2 1/2 in circle punch
Below that I took ric a rac ribbon in pink and attached it to the white ribbon using tombow adhesive and trimmed the ends of the ribbon

I stamped the sentiment on white cs and cut around it and adhered it to the front of the card.. Voila, the card is finished!

I am submitting this to the Monday Linky Party for {ippity}..

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Colors Use: Silver Sugar, Pansy Purple, Vivid Pink
White Daisy Cardstock By CTMH
Iridescent Cellophane
Ric a Rac Ribbon CTMH
White Ribbon American Crafts
Ink Spring Iris CTMH
Tombow Adhesive
{ippity} Thankful For You stamp set

Do you have an IPPITY project to share?

ANYONE can join in on the linky party!

Ippity Chicks AND Customers!


Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sundays Re-Visited

Hello Blog World! Sundays are Projects Re-Visited.. I made this Card in April and just absolutely fell in love with it, everything about the card! The colors, the tree and the sentiments on the card. A Perfect guy card in my opinion.

Below is the ORIGINAL post from April.

I really love how this card turned out, I had no clear idea for what I wanted to put together when I started.
The Paper and Image is from Cricut Imagine JT Art cartridge.
I just really liked how the tree looked lonely, so I chose the tree then I had to find the paper.. honestly I thought the tree was more gray then blue..

I cut the tree at 4.0 twice, the patterned paper I actually chose the rounded square and filled it with the pattern then print & cut.

I inked the top tree in Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage Photo, and popped it using CTMH 3d Foam Tape

The sentiment on the front of the card is from {ippity} Authentic Man Set
I used versamark and heat embossed it with Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Vintage Photo

The sentiment inside the card is from {ippity} Delightful Little Things set

I thought adding ribbon would make the card to girly, but who knows I may add blue or brown ribbon to it..

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thinking of You Mushroom Card

Just a quick and simple card to share with you today.. While I recover from whatever this is that I have.

Card Base: The Paper Company
Patterned Paper Printed on White Daisy by CTMH using Kate's Kitchen Cartridge
Mushroom from Simply Charmed
Ribbon from Offray

Sketchy Saturday!

Hello Bloggers! 

So Happy to have you join me on this FABULOUS day. This is brand NEW.. Sketchy Saturdays!
What is Sketchy Saturdays! 
Well I Heart {ippity} provides you a sketch and you put your spin on it, linking your project up
to win things like I Heart {ippity} Spotlight Button and or Free {ippity} or other Crafting Related items..

This first Challenge is for a Grab Bag of {ippity} stamps. If you do not own {ippity}, you can still participate. These sketches are not {ippity} stamp required at the moment. If you have always wanted to own Unity or {ippity} stamps, now is your chance to get a GRAB BAG of stamps for Free! (each grab bag is guaranteed to have at least 25 stamps)

How to Play:
Create based on the sketch above
Post it on your blog/Facebook/Community what the challenge is linking
back to I Heart {ippity}.
Then in the Comment section make a comment with your direct link from your post
Winner will be chosen Thursday 7/28
The winner will have one week to email their mailing address to me
or forfeit their prize.

This is my take on the sketch..  I look forward to seeing what you create with the sketch!

BG Stamp By Stampotique
Sentiment with Butterfly from {ippity}
Border Punch EK Success
Metal Accents from Tim Holtz
Tulle colored with Tattered Angels Mist
Ribbon from Martha Stewart
Black Ink by Unity
Manila Tag by Tim Holtz