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Friday, February 26, 2010

A Songbird Serenade for you...Friends with Flair you hear the songbird singing away?  Are you whistling to the lovely tune?  Well, if you aren't, then I hope this card can help to bring that happy tune to you today!  And, if you are whistling already, then twirl around the room and celebrate what makes you happy today!

Friends with Flair makes ME happy today...something I think many of us look forward to...Unity Friends with Flair...especially when I can play with the February KOM--Nothing but Blue Skies...what a fun day!

I created this card for last week's inspiration challenge on the Unity blog:  FWF13.  I actually just uploaded it late last night, so it was a little late...okay, at least I did the challenge...just gotta work on getting the uploads done earlier!  I was inspired by Lisa's card by the polka dots and layered coffee I have my polka dots and layered birdies.  Also entered this into the 'thinking of you' category for Moxie Fab:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity February KOM--Nothing but Blue Skies
C/S: SU Kraft, Confetti White, Sentimental Journey DSP
Ink: Palette Noir, Ranger Brushed Corduroy, SU Marker-Crushed Curry
Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Punches, Tiny Attacher, Linen Thread
Have a fabulous day and many many thanks for hopping by!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stacy Julian sent me...

Yay, last week I received a big box in the mail from Stacy Julian...I was a winner of a Simple Stories kit by Memory Works!  Stacy even included a 'big picture scrapbooking' mousepad and a coupon for a class from 'big picture scrapbooking'!

Oh my gosh, this package has a huge nice 12x12 D-ring binder, the Life Documented Kit (180 various elements of  paper, journaling and quote cards, alphas, borders, mats...), various divided page protectors (I was sent 30!!), 6-4x6 transparency could see all the options here!

So...if you want to order some of these fantastic items, go visit our friend Bonnie at A Life Unrehearsed.  She can get you anything you need from Memory Works.  I ordered a few more items for this project too!
From Jen's Cup of Creations
Here are the different sleeves that you can this (and sorry for the glare)!!!
From Jen's Cup of Creations
Thanks to Stacy Julian for this fabulous gift, and thank you to Bonnie for getting me more goodies!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Evening Barn House...

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday to you!

Do you ever get a stamp set and then realize that you haven't inked up every stamp in that set?  Well, I realized that I had not inked up the barn and the tree in the {ippity} Simply Home stamp set.  So, I did lots of 'cutting out' and decided to create an evening scene...sun going down, lights on in the barn house, darkened sky:
From Unity Projects
I layered the barn house 3 times to give a variation of dimension...(I wish they made pop dots/dimensionals in colors other than white!):
From Unity Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Simply Home
C/S: SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Textured Creamy Caramel, Watercolor Paper, Spring Showers DSP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Inks--Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood, Black Soot 
Accessories: Flower Soft--Polar White and Shamrock Green, Smooch--Gold Lame, Chocolate Polytwill Ribbon, Dimensionals
This stamp set is in my inventory...if you are interested click here!  My new Winter {ippity} sets should be arriving this week...thank you for your patience!
I appreciate that you stopped by today...YOU are fabulous!

Friday, February 19, 2010

White and Gray

Haaaaaappy Friends with Flair Friday!  Unity has got some awesome new mojo going on...take a look at the blog here and the FWFF blog participants are listed here as well! 

I was playin' with my Unity January KOM--Savor the Journey, and I kept thinking lace, and black and white.  So....I found a big roll of ribbon lace in my stash.  You know the stash you forget about, or don't want to use it...yet!  Then, I remembered that Heidi Swapp is putting lots of frill with crepe paper in her projects...oh well, I couldn't find any crepe paper in my stash, so... 

I love the circle frame that is in this kit, so I embossed it in white on black cardstock.  Then, I decided to use the lace ribbon and bunch it up on one of the openings of my cards, added some half pearls, a little ribbon, and's what I made (sorry for the terrible lighting):
From Unity Projects
And here are two more:
From Unity Projects
Have a fantastic Friday and put some ~flair~ in your day!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hoppin' down the H{ippity} Trail...

A HUGE H{ippity} Hop Welcome to YOU! Have you heard the news? ...The new Wonderful 2010 Winter {ippity} Collection is arriving...woohoo!

I'm sure you have been following the {ippity} design team with their inspiring creations and SNEAK PEEKS, right? Then you must already have a favorite stamp that you just have to get your hands on, right?! Wait no longer! You can now see the entire new line and buy them from ME HERE!  Make sure to hop on the trail by starting with the {ippity} team here!

My shipment is on it's way, so until then, I am posting my 'for sale' card...used some Fall {ippity} collection:
From Unity Projects
Stamps:  {ippity} Alphabetically Adorable and Snippity of Ippity (I sell these!)
C/S: MME--be loved paper (I sell this too!), Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Unity Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir (I sell this too!), Sage Shadow
Accessories: Stickles, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Elements Brads, pop dots

Well, since you are seeing all the sets from the hop, I will just share the pic of my favorite set so far, REGAL GREETINGS! It has so much potential, take a look:
From {ippity}
As soon as I receive my shipment, I will add some new creations to share with you.
Hey, place an order and I will ship them out as soon as possible, and you will get a little surprise in your package!!!  Thank you for understanding! 
Have a fun hop!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Unity Friday...

Happy Friends with Flair Friday!  Woohoo, did you notice Angela spicing it up a bit at Unity?  She has lots of fun going on and if you want to take a look, go to the Unity blog HERE!

It has been a really busy time, and I've fallen behind on visiting the blogs from last weeks FWFF, and the H{ippity} Hop!  I'm so sorry that I didn't get my comments done on all of the blogs...I hope to finish visiting all blogs by this weekend.  I am always inspired by what talent you all have and they deserve recognition!

I know you have lots to cover on this hop, so here's a card I made with the January KOM--Savor the Journey:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity January KOM--Savor the Journey
C/S: SU Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: SU Tag Punches, Yellow Stickles, Gold Cord

Happy Friday to you all, and thank you for your kind comments!

Monday, February 8, 2010

H{ippity} Hop to You!

Monday's are fun! {ippity} is fun! Are you having fun?

This card that I'm sharing uses the {ippity} Because of You stamp set. I masked the flowers and mushrooms, then watercolored the flowers and the background with Watercolor Crayons from SU:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity {ippity} Because of You
Ink: Unity Palette Black Noir, SU Watercolor Crayons
C/S: SU Yoyo Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, and Watercolor Paper; DCWV Gradeschool
Accessories: SU Punch, ribbon tie, black organdy ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals

If you would like to purchase this stamp set from me...or any {ippity} set....or some fabulous My Mind's Eye paper.....or even the Unity Palette Hyrbrid Ink Pads......please visit my {ippity} site on the right sidebar, or click HERE.

Have an {ippity} kind of day, and I thank you so much for hopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friends with ~Flair~ Friday, February Fifth!

There sure are a lot of 'F's' in my title, huh?  Now say it fast 3 times...friends with flair friday february fifth, friends with flair friday february fifth, friends with flair friday february fifth...!  *smile*

I'll make this quick, 'cause if you've made it this're almost at the end of the Unity Friends with ~Flair~ Friday hop! I'm still playing around with distress inks, so I used Ranger distressed inks on Very Vanilla c/s to create the background paper, glittered in romantic red, distressed the edges, and doodled dots with GelBursts pens.  When I stamped this little birdie, it was just so cute, I had to stamp the word 'joy' on the card:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity January KOM--Savor the Journey
C/S: Riding Hood Red, Mambo Melon, Very Vanilla, MME--be loved
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Vintage Photo and Fired Brick, Top Boss Embossing Ink
Accessories: GelBursts pens, Souffle pens, SU Romantic Red Stampin Glitter, distresser tool, SU Heat & Stick Powder, pop dots
Share your ~flair~ today...have a fantastic friends day! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Okie's Thursday evening and I have drawn a comment number for the winner of my blog candy!

I want to say 'THANK YOU' to everyone for playing along with my question, and I just knew that you all are such kindhearted crafters!

Out of the 26 fabulous comments, I used to generate a winning comment number.  Though I somehow can't paste the actual picture, here is the text it generated:

True Random Number

Min: 1

Max: 26

Result: 3
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So....comment #3 is JODI!!!
Jodi C. said...

CONGRATS JEN!!!! Happy Blogaversary!!! What a great blog candy you have....thanks for the chance!!!
You are not the only person that hugs your child, I hug my daughter and SHE STILL HUGS ME daily(which I LOVE, of course). I wonder how long that will last? I am enjoying it while it lasts!!!
Have a GREAT day and GREAT coffee, now I may have some too!!!

Please email me at jenstampin4u at, with your information so I can mail out the blog candy package right away!

THANKS EVERYONE and don't forget to continue sharing your hugs and compliments every day!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Always an {ippity} Monday to go Hippity Hoppity

Hi ya girlies!  I've been playing with different techniques lately...I'm sharing a card that I dry embossed on vellum and entered it into two challenges:

First, of course, the  {ippity} challenge make a shaped do ya think this card looks like a lampshade?
Second, the SCS featured stamper challenge FS156 case something from Nichole's gallery, which I CASE'd her lampshade!   If you'd like you can take a look at her lampshade that I CASE'd here...I think her lampshade is fabulous!

I shaped the card to look like a lamp shade using my old scallop scissors for the top and bottom of the card; stamped the images with Staz-on on the front of the vellum, dry embossed the images from the back, and colored them with SU gave the color much softer tones when coloring from behind the images.  I didn't have enough pearls to place on the scallop edges, so I made them out of Moonlight Smooch:
From Unity Projects
Here's the inside of the card with a quick sentiment that says ' my life'.  You can see how the dry embossing raised the images on the vellum for some cool texture:
From Unity Projects
Stamps: Unity {ippity} Because of You
C/S: Vellum Cardstock
Ink: Black Staz-On
Accessories: Moonlight Smooch, SU Markers: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, embossing tool, scallop scissors

If you would like to purchase this {ippity} Because of You set, you can purchase it from me HERE

Hope you have a great time taking in all the {ippity} goodness that everyone is sharing today!  Thanks for coming by!