Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Hi everyone,
It`s weekend ....and it`s time to relax :-)
Today I, Gerry, will share with you a card I created using once again 
the awesome stamp set "Moon Beams & Heart Strings".
Look at all those stamps....Aren`t they just cute?

I firstly stamped the hearts on the card itself. 
Then I stamped them once again on a sheet of pattern paper and cut out only the hearts.
They were adhered with foam tape.
I stamped the hearts for the third time and cut out only a few of them 
which I spread here and there ;-) on the card.
I added blue glitter gel pen to the hearts and the words as a final touch!

I hope you like it!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Flowers

Good Morning and Happy Friday, Everyone!! I hope you are all staying cool around your way. Summer is def in full swing and it is hot, hot, hot out there!! As, I sat around in my AC staying cool, I created this super cute card to share with all of you. I just love these colors together! 

For this card I used the stamp set - Where You Should Be -IPK-110. I cut the flowers out with my Silhouette Cameo and hand embossed each one and double layered them. I used the leaf stamp as their leaves, and the sentiment just fit perfectly with the flowers. The paper is a very old Heidi Swapp paper pack that I picked up at Tuesday Morning some time last year. I absolutely LOVE this stack! It's starting to dwindle done some too, and I'll be sad once it's all gone. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and have been inspired in some way. Don't forget to stop by and grab your Where You Should Be stamp set today! : ) 



Thursday, June 28, 2012

Totally Terrific Thursday

Thursday Greetings!
Shellye here with your 
Totally Terrific Thursday 

Once again, I've used the
**New Release**

This card was as easy as 1-2-3!
I stamped the sentiment onto a premade journal card by
Simple Stories {Summer Fresh} and then layered onto coordinating papers.
A couple of sticker embellishments were added as a final touch.
I LOVE this stamp set...grab yours today from our lovely
Ippity Chick, Heather!

Glad you've visited I Heart {ippity} today!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday WOWzer

This might sound so cliche, but I am so excited to share what I have made today!
My daughter could not find any shorts in the stores that she likes(they were all too short) so, we bought pants and I made them into shorts.  Call me a hoarder, but I have a tough time throwing anything away.
Here are the pieces of denim I cut off the pants.

A normal person would have just chucked them in the garbage.  But, I am far from normal!

I thought it would be cool to emboss in white on the denim, I tried that first, but the white actually absorbed too much into the denim.
Here you can see I have all my supplies ready to go.  I have the denim on top of some large acrylic stamping blocks for a hard surface to stamp on.

Here you can see I stamped all the supplies wanted to use, denim, Mary Engelbreit fabric, twill tape, and organza ribbon.

Here is the final product after I put it all together on come thick chipboard and mounted it on some fabulous coordinating Canvas Corp Papers.
I am using the set called:  Let your Heart take Flight.

The lettering is much darker in person, 

I just had a blast making this picture.

It's so fun to find buttons and beads to add to projects like this.

The puffy heart pillow really adds a fun touch to this.

So there you have it, my attempt to WOW you!!
How did I do??
This has been my version of from Trash to Treasure, with Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Takes Courage

Happy Tuesday!! How is everyone doing this week so far?
Over here in FLORIDA I am enjoying the rain but NOT the flooding happening in my backyard. I am hoping that we NOW have it under control.. Tomorrow I head out to
Kansas for a childhood friends Wedding...

Today I am sharing this easy card with one of MY favorite quotes from the stamp set
Where You Should Be...

This card was made with Kraft Card Stock
My Candy Stripe Embossing Folder
Circle Embossing Punch
Green/Blue/Brown Memento Ink
and some Trendy Twine

I am linking this card up to the Weekly Linky Party at the 

If you have an {ippity} project Link it Up!!

There is also a Challenge where you could WIN 2 Itty Bitty Stamps
this weeks Challenge is Bright Colors you can find it HERE

There is also a NEW Sketch Challenge on the Chick Challenge Blog 
check it out HERE to win a fab prize offered by {ippity} Chick Andrea

Monday, June 25, 2012

CCR Monday

Hello Monday! Today I am posting as DT Member of the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team. Today is all about Cricut Craft Room.
I used my Imagine, the Cricut Craft Room and the Cricut Craft Room Basics Cartridge.

This cartridge has some FANTASTIC shapes!
A onesie shape, heart, duck some FABULOUS shapes to choose from!

I used the onesie shape layered it 
and the duck shape
to create this boy onesie card
I also used the rectangle shape to create the blue background

The white background was created using wordle art and printing
I added baby themed words and such for my Niece's upcoming Baby Shower.

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to
check out the My Cricut Craft Room DT Posts for today!

After a year of being in the My Cricut Craft Room I have stepped down as a Design Team Member. I thank Erica for the opportunity of working with her on her Design Team for the length that I did and I enjoyed being a part of the Design Team.
Thank you for giving me a reason to use my Cricut more often.
I hope all of you DT Members will check in once in a while as I will check out your creations on your blogs. 

Monday Linky Party

Good Monday morning!  Sherri here with a fun little share using one if {ippity}'s June releases, Stitches of Buttons:

This background stamp is super cute!  It is about 4x6" and is only $6!
I love that you can use it for backgrounds, or you could cut out the individual buttons to make a border or fill shape.  Wouldn't these look adorable fussy-cut and layered in a heart shape?

I used it as a background for an oversized tag:

The buttons are colored with various Copic colors, as are the bottom panel and the ribbon.  The "for you" sentiment is one of my favorites-it is from {ippity}'s Fall for You stamp set. 

What will you make this week using YOUR favorite {ippity} stamps?  Show us by linking to this week's LINKY PARTY!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Super Sunday!!

Hi, Emily here on this Super Sunday with a card I created using the {ippity} IPK-109 Fishy Philosophy stamp set, as well as the {ippity} IPK-143 How YOU Doin' set. 

I had mentioned in my last post that I was wanting to create a scene of sorts using the Fishy Philosophy set because there are so many great stamps to make a scene in this set. When I pulled out the set the other day I realized I had some Websters Pages papers that would work perfectly with the stamps. :) 

I stamped the coral, seaweed and plants in their respective colors with StazOn ink on the teal-blue background of the paper and cut them out. I then cut out a part of the main scene that was originally on the paper and tucked my stamped images behind it so they would look as though they were a part of the original scene. I used more of my StazOn to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment was cut out using my paper trimmer and then I used my corner rounder to round off the edges into an oval. Distress Ink was used around all of the papers. The fish were from the Websters paper from which the scene was cut, and they were fussy cut out and added back on to my new scene. I also used some pop dots to give the sentiment and one of the fish some dimension. 

The gems at the bottom are by Websters. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Remember that if you would like to own any of these stamps, all you have to do is go to the {ippity} section of the Unity Stamp Co. website and choose Heather Flaherty as your {ippity} Chick. Easy peasy! 

Have a Super Sunday!! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Theme Thursday

Welcome to Theme Day Thursday with My Cricut Craft Room..
Todays Theme is Patriotic..

What I chose to do was create a table top piece for my dessert table for the 4th of july..

It is really simple, sparkly and just a little bit of a nice touch..

This is SUPER Glittery!
On the words Pursuit of Happiness 
there are 3 Layers
Base - Blue
Shadow - White
Top - Red

The Blue & Red layers have been run through my xyron and given a good heaping
of glitter to them.. I had to use Diamond Glass and a weight to make sure
the layers glued together ..

The anchor represents my husband and his naval career
Shadow is Blue top layer is glittered red

The flowers were not the blue I wanted so I added some spray adhesive to the blue flowers then sprinkled the blue glitter on them

After our 4th of July Party I can add a small photo to this or remove the flowers and add a little bit of a larger photo and then place it in a frame..

The piece measures 5x7
I used Chipboard and adhered some White CS to the top
I then cut a piece of chipboard and scored it to make the stand for the
piece and glued it to the back

Be sure you check out the My Cricut Craft Room blog today to see what 
the other DT Members have created today. 


After a year (almost to the day) of being on the My Cricut Craft Room Design Team I have stepped down as a Design Team Member. I thank Erica for the opportunity of working with her on her Design Team for the length that I did and I enjoyed being a part of the Design Team.

Thank you for giving me a reason to use my Cricut more often.
I hope all of you will continue to check in once in a while as I will check out your creations on your blogs.  I will have one more Design Team post on the 25th of June.

Have a FABULOUS Thursday!!

Totally Terrific Thursday

Shellye here with your
installment for I Heart {ippity}!

Once again, I've used one of the new June Releases
for today's card.

After stamping, I used watercolor pencils for the blooms.
I then added a few adhesive pearls to the centers.
This stamp is perfect for just about any occasion...I left it without
a sentiment so that it can be used as a notecard.
Paper: My Mind's Eye

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wednesday Wowzer Time

Today, I am doing something a little different.  I am using one of the challenge card sketches for a GIFT BAG!
You can find the sketch challenge here:

Here is the sketch:

Here is the gift bag I have created.

The stamp I used to create the flowers is the heart from the set Straight From The Heart.

All of my paper products(not the tissue paper though) are from Canvas Corp.
I spritzed my papers with Tattered Angels Verdigris.  Wow!!  I am so in love with that color!!!

The bright colors are perfect for this project since I am also entering this in the Unity Opportunity Challenge called BRIGHT.

After making this, I am inspired to make more to have on hand for when I need a gift bag at the spur of the moment.
It always seems like I need one and then don't have time to actually sit and make one in the time frame when I need it!  Do you know what I mean?
Well, I hope you have like this!  I sure do!!!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's post.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!
This is Gerry here today with my first post as a guest-designer!
I Love stamping and I use stamps mostly for decorating the backgrounds 
on my layouts. I also Love using stamps to create my own embellishments. 
And of course my hand-made cards are always with a touch of stamping.

I`m sharing with you a card 
I created with totally adorable stamp set "Moon Beams & Heart Strings"

To create this card I used two stamps from the set:
 the falling stars and the phrase "Welcome little one".

I applied different colors ink on the stamp and then I stamped
 using clear embossing powder.
I firstly cut out all the falling stars separately 
and adhered them on the sides of the card.
Then I cut out the phrase and applied it at the bottom part of the card!

I hope you enjoyed my post today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Linky Party

Good Monday morning, stampers! Sherri here to give you an inky start to your week.  :)

Today is the first Monday of my summer vacation.  I am looking forward to a relaxing, but fun-filled, summer.  Is that possible?  My perfect summer day would start with NO alarm clock, coffee on the deck, and NO schedule!  Sounds simple, doesn't it?  I'll let ya know when that perfect day arrives, lol!
Until then, how about a little card share to remind you that the simple days of summer are on their way?  

I paired {ippity}'s Flowers + Friends=Priceless (check it out-on sale for $12!) with some embossed die cuts to create a simple focal point.  I also used this week's sketch from Chick Challenges {with ippity}.  The pitcher was cut with my Cricut, using the Kate's ABC's cartridge.  I then used a Sizzix embossing folder to add some texture.  I love that it looks like old-fashioned pottery!  The sentiment is from {ippity}'s Simply Home.

Looking to win some new {ippity} to use this summer?  Just create ANY kind of project using {ippity} stamps and link up to this week's Linky Party!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

What a FUN Father's Day today!
We had the in-laws (Mother & Sister) Fly in today
went out to lunch ran around and when we got home at 5pm.. I went right into the kitchen
to start prepping everything for the BBQ..

We had Pork Riblets I used a new recipe with
Brown Sugar (splenda) and they came out DELICIOUS!!

Tons of food gave the Hubby his gifts and Cake!!

I also used Authentique Paper from the Free Bird Series NEST
as well as American Crafts CS for the embossed Gray paper
Nestabilities Die
and 3M Foam Adhesive
Black ink and Memento Bahama Mama Ink

This is the card I made for my kids to give to their Dad

I took this picture for the Getting Cricky Challenge

In my quest for reducing packaging to leave a smaller carbon footprint on this earth, I asked Starbucks about bringing in a cup, and they sold me TWO eco-friendly resuable tumblers for 14.99! They are BUY ONE GET ONE this week! This means every time you grab a cold coffee you can SAVE the earth from unnecessary plastic packaging that will sent for a hundred years under the earth! TOTALLY awesome! Send me a picture of YOU with your reusable COFFEE mug (any type/brand) and I'll enter you into a drawing for 50.00 worth of STAMPS!!!!

I love this picture of Draco & Luna sleeping on the windowsill in my craft room
Our NEWEST Kittens!! <3