Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Card Attack with A Homespun Affair

Do YOU know what today is?
August 1st!!
What significance does the 1st have?
Well let me tell you!

It's RELEASE time!!
Which means MORE Prizes, MORE Projects & another Color Challenge

 **This is a Pictorial of how to cut your tape/ribbon into a banner end**

This is the card I created for the August issue of A Homespun Affair.
This issue is packed as always with lots of inspiration and information!
If you are not already a subscriber make sure you subscribe to the Newsletter and don't forget that pesky confirmation email to complete the subscription!

1. Take a piece of 8x8 Card Stock (white) and fold in half for the base of your card
2. Ink your Dots for Sure stamp up with Close to My Heart Sunny Yellow and stamp along the bottom of your card 
3. Place your washi tape on your card, I snipped the ends of mine to look like banners

4. Snip a small piece out of the fold on your card to create a hole so you can tie your twine onto the card, right below the doily
5. Stamp your sentiment in Rich Cocoa on a Wilton Doily and adhere above the Washi Tape

6. Stamp the heart from Straight from the Heart in Sunny Yellow 2x on scrap card stock 
7. Cut the inner heart out of one the images and layer with washi tape
8. Using 3m foam adhesive add the hearts to your card

Card is 4x8
Cardstock: Wausau Paper
Washi Tape: Beautiful Bonds at Target

Don't forget to enter this months Challenge!! 
If you missed it, this month you can link up a project recreated from one of the Design Team Members Projects in this Edition!! 
Don't forget to read the guidelines! Also, please note in your blog posting which designer and which project you are recreating!! You can also opt for the color Challenge, but we wanted to spice it up a bit! Please remember to create a post for your Challenge entry, and Link back to A Homespun Affair!

August Challenge Entries - Link up by August 26th!!

A Loss, A Walk, A Goal

Senior Chief James Clark is a friend of my Family, we were stationed in Japan at the same time he and his wonderful family were stationed there. We became good friends and transferred back to the States around the same time. The Clark family transferred to Texas while we ended up in Florida.

Why am I telling you this may you ask? Well because James lost his Sister this year to Cancer. While she was battling he had signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day event in Texas. He is ALMOST at his goal for donations. Here is what James has to say on the Susan G. Komen page

Why in the world would I want to walk 60 miles over three days and sleep in a PINK tent when I'm not walking?
I have lost both of my sisters to cancer within the last 6 months and my mother when I was 21 years old.  The toll this disease has taken on my family is astronomical to say the least.  I can no longer sit on the sidelines and continue to watch people suffer, I have to do what I can to make a difference.
Did you know....
- Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide
- About 1.6 million new cases of invasive breast cancer occurred among women around the world in 2010
- About 425,000 women around the world DIED of breast cancer in 2010
- Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer
- Every 74 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer
     My Mother, Mother-in-Law, Aunt, and Sister were one of those 74 seconds.  All of them were powerful women, more powerful than any of us can imagine.  They all fought a brave fight and are an inspiration to everyone.  I have seen the affects and want to do something about it.
     Me, 60 miles, and a pink tent!!!!  Give up your Mocha for one day...  Give today...      
Please support me as I take an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day TM is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from the 3-Day are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

If you can help Senior Chief Clark reach his goal please donate HERE
any amount will do because it all adds up!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read about James Clark and 
his commitment! Best of Luck James!

Count Your Blessings Tag

I created this cute little bag using a Piece of White Daisy Cardstock by Close to My Heart. I randomly stamped the {ippity}stamp set  Stitches of Buttons on the Bag. To finish it off I used this cute tag I printed with my Cricut Imagine using the Word of Mouth Cartridge and tied it with a simple bow.

I am linking this project up to the Monday Linky Party project on the {ippity} Blog.
If your getting inky, don't forget to Linky!!

I could color in the buttons but I like the way it looks like this. My next bag is going to be a bit smaller to trade buttons with and I will probably color in the button images.

I am really LOVING this NEW Imagine Cartridge!

Upcoming Events & Giveaways

A Homespun Affair Giveaway

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Tags on Tuesday

Tuesday Tags! I worked with gold embossing powder by Zing today and tried a few techniques out.
On the Bloom & Simplify Tag (flower) I used Stampin Up water color crayons to paint the background and flowers and I heat embossed the sentiment with Hot Pink Zing EP

On the Courage is my Strength tag I used the Gold EP by Zing and paper on the tag. I fussy cut the butterfly and added 3 mini roses ..

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Linky Party

Well I did! I love pulling out my stamps and inks
and looking through my supplies and coming up with something 
to share with all of you!

I created this cute little bag using a Piece of White Daisy Cardstock by Close to My Heart. I randomly stamped the {ippity}stamp set  Stitches of Buttons on the Bag. To finish it off I used this cute tag I printed with my Cricut Imagine using the Word of Mouth Cartridge and tied it with a simple bow.

I am linking this project up to the Monday Linky Party project on the {ippity} Blog.
If your getting inky, don't forget to Linky!!

I could color in the buttons but I like the way it looks like this. My next bag is going to be a bit smaller to trade buttons with and I will probably color in the button images.

Don't forget the FUN we will be having on August 4th!
Check out the Blog Hop Event Page on Facebook, HERE

{ippity} New Release is coming in AUGUST you do not want to miss it!



Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Life is Simple"

Hi everyone!
Happy Saturday!
Today I, Gerry, have another project to share with you that 
I created for you using very cute and adorable stamps. 
I love those cute little birds which are part of the 
 "Simply Home" stamp set. 
I definitely had so much fun in creating this little card....

This is the cute stamp set I used for this project - "Simply Home"

* I stamped the birds and I cut them out. 
** Each bird was stamped twice and adhered with
foam pads to give more dimension.
I`m sure you`ve already heard about our Blog Hop on August 4th 
and I hope to see you blog hopping with us!

Hope you enjoyed my project today!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Cherry Much

Happy Friday, Everyone!! 

Today I am sharing my "Cherry Much in Love" card with all of you today. When I got this stamp set I knew just what paper I was going to use. This is one of my favorite packs of paper from Micheal's. It's a recollections pack, and it has cherries and strawberries and just lots of fun prints in it. 

This is such a fun card to give to your hunny, even if it does have cherries all over it! 

For this card I used the stamp set - "Your Friendship - My Cup of Tea" IPK-162. I love all {ippity} sets, but this one of my faves! I love all the elements in this set, and I can't wait to play with the other ones. I also used some fun twine that Heather was kind enough to send me as well. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my card today, and I hope I have inspired you to create some fun cherry cards using some {ippity}. 



Friday Fave & Unity FWF

Unity's Friends With Flair, it happens every Friday! Are you playing along? Check it out HERE, get inky today and Link up you could win!

Before I get to my Unity FWF project today I just wanted to share a couple of FUN things with you... First I have an online store, I Heart {ippity} Store you can purchase {ippity} stamp sets and soon {ippity} kits from me there.. When you are on Facebook you can even shop the store by going HERE how FANTASTIC is that?  Shopping from the I Heart {ippity} Fan Page on Facebook? The I Heart {ippity} Store will only reflect the items that I have on hand not the whole {ippity} Line, you can still choose me as your {ippity} Chick and purchase {ippity} & Unity together or just {ippity}.

The I Heart {ippity} Design Team has a Blog Hop coming up on August 4th, if you want to check out the Event page and see what sneak peeks I have been giving of the Blog Hop Prize go Here

Quotes a'la Happy

Kraft Cardstock
Paper: Echo Park This & That Graceful
Ink: Memento Rosebud
Misc. Trim
Canvas Corp Cardstock for inside of card
Nestabilites Rectangle

Today on the {ippity} Blog they are FEATURING the Friday Faves!! My card Totally Happy that I created for the E-Mag A Homespun Affair Color Challenge made into the Friday Faves, so excited...

Also on the {ippity} Blog you still have time to enter the Flower Challenge and you can use {ippity} or Unity Stamps check it out HERE, you could win some stamps!

Have a FABULOUSLY Crafty weekend everyone! 
Don't forget to Link up with Unity!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Wowzer Time

Maybe I've said this before, but sometimes I make something and I'm just giddy about the finished product! Today is one of those days!
This is a card for a friend.  Ever have a need for a card to give to a friend that's not really a sorry card but more like a Murphy's Law card, Luck of the Draw card, Guilt by Association card?
This is one of types of occasions.

I am using the set called: Simply Home.

I have paired the set up using Pink Paislee's Hometown Summer Paper.  The fun thing about this card is the sarcastic humor.  This sweet phrase is "Life is Simple"

But the occasion I am giving this card for contradicts that, so when you open the doors to the house, it says, "yeah, right!"

Lots of machine sewing and fun details went into this card, since it is Wednesday and I am expected to WOW you!!

I had a ton of fun making this and it was well worth losing quality sleep over!

I hope you have enjoyed this fun card today, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana.
Have a great Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tag Fun Tuesday

Happy Tuesday to you!
Today I have some fun tags to share with you.
I used the "What's Cookin?" stamp set to create these.
Now I am not the greatest cook, but I can bake you just about anything (thank goodness my husband is an amazing cook).
So I will be putting these to use on bake goods in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by!
If you're looking for a yummy summer dessert recipe, I made this one recently and it was fabulous!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Linky Party

Hello, inky friends!  This is Sherri, and I have a fun little card for you today featuring lots of FLAT layers!  Yup-you read that correctly!  No buttons, no foam tape, not even a drop of Stickles!  Why?  Because I have been creating cards for Operation Write Home!  I am trying to follow the guidelines and also make these cards simple to write in and mail.

I used some super cute bees from {ippity}'s "Bee" Better Together, then combined some sentiments from Your Friendship, My Cup of Tea and Music of My Heart.  My go-to technique for wings is glitter, but since that's a big no-no for OWH, I had to try something different.  My solution?  Used dryer sheets!  I stamped the wings onto a dryer sheet, cut them out, and layered then behind the bees.  They are slightly sheer, making them very "wing-y", and they are only adhered under the yellow paper, making them actually flutter a bit above the card surface.  Love them!

Thanks so much for visiting me today at I Heart {ippity}.  This {ippity} creation is linked over at today's Monday Linky Party on the {ippity} blog.  Hop on over and link up YOUR latest {ippity} project!  We love to see what you share!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Super Sunday!!

Good Morning fellow {ippity} lovers! Emily here today to share a card I created using {ippity} set IPK-160 Giggles x3

The Giggles x3 set is such an adorable set. It's perfect for projects for your good friends when you want to let them know how you feel. The stamp I used today has a lighthearted feel about it, which I love. It is a perfect statement for my friend Beth and I. Had we been sisters, our mom, whoever she would have been, would have gone off the deep end! Her and I are a lot alike...sometimes it can be really fun, but sometimes it can be BAD. You know how it can be when someone is too much like you! Those qualities about you that they have are doubled, so it can drive others nuts, and if you are both stubborn like Beth and I, no one will ever give in! I love her to death though, and am grateful to have her in my life. 

Here is my card for her... 

I used one of my Spellbinders Labels dies to cut out the polka dot paper in the center. I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock then used some Shimmerz on the edges around it to flow with the striped patterned paper. I tied a bow with some bakers twine on the side. The purple flower is a cabochon.

Other Supplies: White cardstock- unknown
Striped paper- Doodlebug
Polka Dot paper - Doodlebug
Bakers Twine - Doodlebug
Marker - Faber Castell
Cabochon - Unknown

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a Super Sunday and that the rest of your week is as great!