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Monday, May 31, 2010

Meander {ippity} Quotes

Happy {ippity} Memorial Day! Hope your day is full of fond memories and appreciation...I know mine is! 

Have you heard of a "Meander Book"? The meander (or maze) book gets its name from the way the paper is cut and folded to make the pages...the base of the book is made out of ONE 12x12 sheet of paper that is not completely cut apart! If you're curious, you can see Beate's tutorial here at SCS: Meander Book...try one for yourself!
I wanted a single book that I could put all the quotes in from the latest {ippity} collection "Delightful Little Things", so I created a Meander Book with all the quotes (and lots of tags)...I love these quotes!  I also discovered the Paper Sundaes Twentieth Challenge, which is the colors 'Kraft and Blue', so I'm participating in that challenge too:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects

From Unity and {ippity} Projects
From Unity and {ippity} Projects

Stamps: {ippity} Delightful Little Things (quotes), Sweet Thoughts of Spring (scallop edge) Snippity of Ippity 
C/S: SU Kraft, Blue Bayou DSP,
Ink: Blue Bayou, Memento Black, COPICS
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, HS Bling, Prima 'e' Pearls, TH Tiny Attacher, Tag Punches
Hope I inspired you to view Beate's tutorial...we have so many resources at our finger tips, and I am challenging myself to try them all!  Have an {ippity} day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hottest, Best Selling Albums of All Time with ~Studio 313~

This is my second post for today! 
Please scroll down one post for Friends with Flair Friday! thank you

The Studio 313 Hotspot is looking for you!  
So what do you think the "Hottest, Best Selling Albums of All Time" is? 
Studio 313 Challenges
 Check it all out at Studio 313 and join us for a fun new challenge! The challenge is going on for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Shawne has some awesome images you just might want to try, and hey, YOU may win some!

For my inspiration I chose the #3 Album of all Time
 ~ Pink Floyd ~
~ The Wall~ 
I was, and still am a Pink Floyd fan, are you?

Here's my "Another brick in the Wall" card, CAS and using the Brick Wall technique, which can be found at SCS in the Resources section. Yes, even though every one of those pieces is cut and adhered to c/s,  I like it, what do you think...
From Studio 313
Digital Stamps: Birdsong Serenade in Olive/Black, In the "Nature Tab" at Studio 313
C/S: SU Kraft, Old Olive and GP White
Accessories: SU Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Old Olive Button, Twine, Cosmo Cricket (teeny) Butterfly Rub-ons colored with Black Copic Marker

Thank you so much for visiting today!  Don't forget to join in on the fun and get inspired by your favorite artist!

~friends with flair flying by~

Oh my gosh, it's the last Friday in May 2010!!!  These Friday's sure fly by fast when you're having fun, don't they?  Well I hope you have a Happy Friday with lots of Flair Friends!

I'm sharing a card with the little angel from my May KOM "a little happy":
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: Unity May KOM-a little happy and {ippity} Sweet Thoughts of Spring
C/S: SU Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, GP White
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky
Accessories: SU Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima 'e' Pearls, HS Icee Bling, Stickles

I also made this card for Jenny's Sky's the Limit challenge #7 at Wee Memories, which was to make a card with anything that flies...and you must go take a look at her blog...she is obsessed with clouds! *smile*

Thanks for flying by, and may an angel be on your shoulder as you enjoy a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

~Whimsy Haven Wednesday~and 1/2 off Sale!~

Whimsy Haven's DT welcomes you to our Wednesday Hop!  Did you realize Whimsy Haven is having a 1/2 off sale?...did you realize that Whimsy Haven made the announcement for our first Sketch Challenge winner?...make sure to visit the Whimsy Haven blog sometime today!  Woohoo! 

So you should be arriving here from Amy T at Tsuruta Designs...isn't she awesome?!

Lindsay sure has the cutest images and you just have to 'get cozy' at her shop.  I just had to play with one of the new chair's from the "gettin' cozy" set above that Lindsay has on special. Buttons feel cozy to me, so I added plenty of them! Plus, I incorporated the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge, AND the Color Throwdown #94:
From Whimsy Haven
Digitial Stamps:  Whimsy Haven "gettin' cozy"
C/S: MME Wild Asparagus, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky
Accessories: Rusty Pickle buttons, SU So Saffron Polytwill Ribbon, Linen Thread
Here's the 2Sketches4You sketch and the Color Throwdown #94 colors:

Now get off the couch and prepare to be 'INSPIRED' by heading on over to
Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Monday, May 24, 2010

~happy ippity flowers~

Yup, I missed FwFF 'cause my camera wanted to give me I had to put it in time out! LOL! So glad I was able to get the issues cleared for today's {ippity} hop and used my {ippity} A Little Buggy stamp set!

I created this card with three challenges in mind:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects

The challenges are:
{ippity}IHHC24 - Inspiration Photo *inspired by all the flowers*;
caardvarks May *Sketch*;
Color Throwdown #93 pink pirouette, melon mambo, baja breeze *I had melon mambo and the rest are close to the other two colors*.

Stamps: {ippity} A Little Buggy
C/S: MME Magnolia, SU Melon Mambo, GP White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, COPICS
Accessories: Old Olive Polytwill Ribbon, HS Bling

Thank you for your time and have an {ippity} day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


So, I missed FwFF yesterday, as my camera was not cooperating with me..don't you hate that?!!  I think I've got it fixed and will post my card on another day...hope you all had such a fabulous hop! 

However, I have to clear out some items that I have, which I have listed in my 'new' FOR SALE tab above. 

Please take a moment to browse through these SU stamp sets, as they need a new home.  I will be adding more later this evening and will be posting these items in the SCS for sale forum also.

All orders will be on first come, first serve basis.  THANK YOU for looking!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~Join the Whimsy Haven DT to Celebrate a Special Birthday~

It sure is a wonderful day for the Whimsy Haven DT blog hop 'cause we are celebrating someone special!  Who, you ask?'s LINDSAY's BIRTHDAY on Friday...woohoo...insert 'cheer, clapping, horns'HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU LINDSAY!

Now, if your last stop was Stephanie, then you are on the right track!  Have you seen all the Whimsy Haven cuteness that Lindsay has put in her store?  Go to Whimsy Haven to take a look...while you're there wish Lindsay a Happy Birthday!

Here's my birthday card to Lindsay, based on the sketch for our first Whimsy Haven Sketch challenge, using the cupckakes from her new 'Sweet Tooth' set. I flipped the sketch, and the cupcakes on the bottom represent the scallops. Lindsay was talking about chocolate cake the other day, so I gave her a variety of cupcakes...chocolate, yellow, pink cherry (you have to look closely), and I certainly put lots of sprinkles :
This is the inside of the card.  I printed out the cupcake in light gray ink, so that I could write over it and leave it in the background:
Here's the first official Whimsy Haven sketch (drawn by Jenny over at Wee Memories...she's so talented!). Won't you celebrate Lindsay's birthday with us by joining in on the sketch challenge? You have until next Monday, Midnight MST to submit your project!

Go to the Whimsy Haven blog and link up your card based on this sketch!  YOU just may be the one to win a $15 store gift certificate!

Oooh, before I forget, I better tell you that the Wednesday LINDSAY BIRTHDAY special is the Sweet Tooth set for $3 ONLY TODAY!  After today, this set will go up to $5, so grab it while you can!  Also, there are two $1 quote really should go take a look at the Whimsy Haven blog!

Lindsay, I hope you have the most spectacular birthday on Friday and hope it was a total surprise that we are starting the celebration today!
Okay everyone, the next birthday stop is:
Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our dear sweet Lindsay's birthday!

Monday, May 17, 2010

White Lace {ippity}

So...I wanted to do another 'lace' card for Karen's {ippity} challenge IHHC23, and I found a spool of lace in my stash. I love this lace, but can you believe that I have had this spool of 2 1/2" wide lace for over 30 years? Yup, I said it, I feel like a hoarder, but I have used was a large spool...ha! I used 'pinks' on my card to also join in on the Wee Memories 'pink challenge #6' and also the City Crafter's challenge.

I used a 9" piece of my lace to make this lace flower on my card...I just love it! Here's where I found a tutorial at Honeybee Hill. I stamped the flowers from the {ippity} Now and Always set on white c/s, white embossed the flowers, and used the emboss resist technique to sponge in pinks, and then cut around the top of the flowers and adhered to the white b/g:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Now and Always
C/S: SU Pink Pirouette, GP White
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, VersaMark
Accessories: Pink elastic ribbon, white lace, half pearls, white embossing powder, edge distressor tool

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by, and have an {ippity} lace kind of day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Studio 313 ~ Smile Molly!


Welcome to this week's world of color at Studio 313!

This is the second inspiration challenge for Studio 313!  Why don't you have a little fun and play along!  Go to the Studio 313 Hotspot (challenge blog) and post a link to your creation, or if you  upload to SCS or another forum, put 'SHC2' as the tag for this challenge.  You never know, you may win some goodies from ummm....$25.00 worth of products from the Studio 313 Exclusive Creations digi store!  Here's the inspiration:

For me, I saw lots of busy colors and I was inspired by that ball of colors and felt 'rainbow, brights, colorful, lines', I thought I should color 'Molly Clowning Around from Studio 313, with my COPIC markers.  She comes in black digital outline, or for those of you in a hurry...she is also pre-colored!  How cool is that? At the Studio 313 store, she is listed under the Characters tab:
From Studio 313
Shawne, the owner of Studio 313 created this little Molly...isn't she a doll?

Thank you for taking a look today!  Don't forget to drop by Studio 313 to participate in this challenge!  I look forward to seeing what your take on this inspiration is!
P.S.  You don't have to use a Studio 313 image if you don't have one...use your own for a chance to win some Studio 313 images~!!!

Friends with Flair Friday....a Flutter...

Oh my gosh, are you still exhausted with all the happenings at Unity and {ippity}????  Did you play ALL the challenges?  I need to catch up on those!  I will make this post quick, 'cause I'm sure you have lots of blogs to peruse...

For FwFF, I'm sharing a card that I made from the April Stampin' Store Kit, "Super Sweet & Stuck on You"...I LOVE THIS KIT!  I think this frame and butterfly are too cool:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
I put a layer of vellum with the frame stamped on it, over the butterfly.  Then stamped another butterfly, cut it out and placed it on pop dots and tied some hemp to make it look like the butterfly antenaes. 

Thanks for coming by, and have a FABULOUS weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The NEW Release is here, the NEW Release is here!!!


Okie dokie, keeping this short, 'cause I know you have lots of hopping to do! I love, love, love, ALL of the new sets..did I tell you I love them all?!!!  And, YES, I have ALL of them in stock NOW!  

I'm sharing Faith Blooms.  This is also for Karen's {ippity} IHHC23 "Lace" challenge.  I white embossed this bloom:
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
...the inside of the card...I used the Pastel Embossing Technique for this bloom (the yellow may be a bit too bright though, but I wanted it to stand out):
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: {ippity} Faith Blooms
C/S: SU Lovely Lilac, Pale Plum, Basic Black, GP White
Ink: Palette Noir, VersaMark, SU Pale Plum
Accessories: SU Pastel Chalks, Lace, Zva pearls

Go HERE to look at all the sets to place an order today!

Thank you for coming by to see all the new sets...aren't they spectacular?!!  Have fun on your {ippity} hop and don't forget to join the SCS forum for games and fun!

~ hope ~ joy ~

~HOW FUN~, it's the Whimsy Haven Hop!  You should have come here from the Whimsy Haven blog, and I'm sure you saw the new $1 stamp for today, right?  If you didn't, make sure to go visit after you finish hopping and take a look at these cool leaves that Lindsay created.

For today, I'm sharing a card with digital images from The Seed of Hope set.  I colored with my COPICS, cut, pierced, punched, tied and here's my creation:
From Whimsy Haven
Whimsy Haven Digital Set: The Seed of Hope
C/S: SU Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Juntos DSP, GP White
Accessories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, paper piercer, corner punch

I also want you to know that I read all of my comments and try my best to get to everyone's blog (I may be a little behind, but hope to catch up soon).  THANK YOU for being so nice! 

Your next Whimsy Haven stop is Amy at Tsuruta DesignsShe has a fantastic eye for design, you sure don't want to miss out!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 3 of {ippity} Sneak Peeks...

Woohoo, the {ippity} 2010 Spring Collection...Day 3 Sneaks are here, AND did you know you could win a set???

The {ippity} blog is giving away 1 of EACH of the 2 sets featured today...just simply leave a comment on each DT's blog post and start HERE!  They will randomly choose TWO winners each day! All the winner's from the entire week will be posted on Thursday.  Only one more sneak peek tomorrow, before the Thursday are today's sneaks, if you haven't seen them yet (sorry for the late post):

A Little Recognition to bring a Smile~

Sometimes we all need a little pick me up.  It's always fun to know that someone in 'blog land' likes what they see on your blog, isn't it?

Well my blog friend Catherine at PaperAddict Catherine, gave me this nice award for a blog that inspires and makes her smile.   THANK YOU so much Catherine, you made my day!

This phrase translates to "This blog's a charm!" and I appreciate her sending this to me.  It's especially cute with little 'Tink' sitting there!

There are so many blogs that inspire me and make me smile, and if I listed all of them, this post would never end.  So I've picked only a few to share this with, and give them the opportunity to recognize a few friends too (and you've got to visit them...inspiring):

Stephanie Zito at Stephanie's Creations
Monica at Gardner's Basket
Lynn at Millers-Ink
Emily at Emmie-lou Who...
Rona at A Little Inspiration from Rona

Enjoy! and hope it gives you a smile today!

Monday, May 10, 2010

~Whimsy Haven and 2S4Y!~


Whimsy Haven is sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You this week! There is $25 gift certificate to be won!  There is also a 'special offer' for 2S4Y readers...

Here's the fabulous sketch:
and here's my take:
From Whimsy Haven

Whimsy Haven Digital Set: The Seed of Hope
Thank you for dropping by!  Don't forget to play at 2S4Y!

H{ippity} Hop Today...Welcome!

{ippity} do dah, {ippity} today!  Of course it's H{ippity} Monday!  Have YOU been spying the new release {ippity} sneak peeks...oooh, I can't wait till they are released!!!

These are 3x3 cards that I'm sharing, which I made for Lisa's [ippity] challenge IHHC22, to "stitch or sew" on your card, and the Wee Memories- WMC5 challenge to use stitching too.  So, I haven't 'stitched' in a loooong time, so I decided to stitch the inside and outside of this heart in a CAS style...what do you think?
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: {ippity}Because of You
Enjoy all the {ippity} goodness today and THANK YOU for coming by!

P.S. I've added the sneak peeks here, but go to the {ippity} blog for the DT hop and your chance to win some goodies: 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ~and~ {ippity} 2010 Spring Collection Sneak Peeks!

What a fabulous way to start off Mother's Day...with the new {ippity} sneak peeks!

The {ippity} Design Team is giving away one of each of these sets featured today!  Go to the {ippity} blog to start the Day 1 hop for some FABULOUS sneaks and inspiration!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the design team members blogs and they will draw a winner on Thursday.  We have no idea which blog they will pick the winners from, so you should leave a comment on all of them for the best chance to win a set...FREE!

Sneak Peeks every day, then on Thursday, all the {ippity} chicks will be participating in a new release party hop.  That is also day that I can ship out the new releases if you place your order with me...I have them in my hands already!

Also, don't forget, if you want to order past collections of {ippity}, send me an email at 'jenstampin4u at aol dot com'!  SPECIAL: FREE goodie bag, AND FREE SHIPPING (U.S. only) for all orders placed through Monday, May 10th! Get 'em while I have them!!

And, for all you FABulous MOM's...ENJOY your day~!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


What?  I created a page?  Yup, you heard right, I haven't done a 12x12 in a long time, but wanted to play with the Unity National Scrapbooking Day Challenge--sketch--NSBD2010!

Here's my layout:
Stamps:  Unity and {ippity}
C/S: SU Rose Red, various DSP
Ink: COPICS, Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  White embroidered ribbon, Autumn Leaves white stitch rub-ons, Cloud 9 blue 3D Gel Stitches, SU crocheted fleurettes, punches

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Happy Friends with Flair FridayUnity had such a fabulous par-tay this past week celebrating their 2nd anniversary...way to go Unity!

I'm sharing a card today that I made for one of the challenges by Maren, which is to create from something you were inspired by in a Paper Crafts publication: USCAC5.  Now I don't know about you, but I have several Paper Crafts publications, so I chose something out of my current Paper Crafts magazine for May/June 2010.  On page 27on the right hand side, there is a Mother's Day Card with scallops. 

Well, this card is the opposite, 'cause it's a DAD card, but I was inspired by the simplicity of the sketch and the color scheme.  But, I dunno...I'm thinking I need to paper piece those trees with some lighter colors or perhaps stamp them in a vanilla ink...what do you think? 
From Unity and {ippity} Projects
Stamps: February KOM-Nothing but Blue Skies
C/S: SU Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Prints Close to Cocoa DSP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Polytwill Ribbon, Button, Punch

On Tuesday's post below, is the card I made for another challenge by Carole.  This challenge was to use my first Unity stamp set that I was Beach Days and Sun Rays...more details are on the Tuesday post, but here it is:

Oooh, before I forget...
{ippity} News:

We now have...24 {ippity} *exclusive Stamp Kits; 3 Lovely Lines of Paper Packs. Woohoo!!!

I currently have some of the first two sets and I already have this new Spring collection ready to be shipped!  Oh no silly, I can't show them to you yet, but come back on Sunday to start seeing the 'SNEAK PEEKS' and the big release date is May 13th...this is the date that I can officially ship them to you!  When you are ready, just send me an email with your order!

Thanks for coming by and enjoy the FwFF hop!  And, have a FABULOUS weekend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Studio 313 ~ sweet friend ~ Wee Memories Challenge!

I created this card with Studio 313's 'Hey Sweet Thang' digital stamp set and the background paper is the 'Hey Sweet Thang--vintage designer paper'. 

Jenny's challenge at Wee Memories was to use a 'writing' theme and incorporate it into your project.  The challenge is ending quickly, so I had to get this posted!  I created the cupcake paper with the single sentiment 'sweet friend' from Studio 313's (same set that I mentioned above).  It was so simple to do!  I'm loving these digital images to work with!
From Studio 313

Digital Stamp Set: Hey Sweet Thang, and Hey Sweet Thang vintage DP
C/S: SU Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, SU Modern Label Punch, SU Chunky Glitter
Thanks for looking!

OMG, Lindsay has gone rubbah!

Red rubber, that is!  Woohoo, I just had to post this exciting news...Lindsay Spencer, yes, the same Lindsay who creates the fantastic digital images for Whimsy Haven, is also creating for Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS) in red rubbah! Lindsay's first set includes flower sillouettes and fabulous wordart with the themes of Faith, Hope and Love.  PMS's design team is showing sneak peeks today!

Whimsy Haven will still have digital images and PMS will have another line in red rubbah...isn't that exciting?!!! 

CONGRATS Lindsay on another door opening for you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'as if Owl'~Today's $1 Digital Image...ain't she cute?! 2S4Y too!

It's Wednesday, it's Cinco de Mayo, yay, it's Whimsy Haven Wednesday!  Okay, okay, I know that you just want to see this cutie pie 'as if owl' that Lindsay created...oh my gosh she is sooo cute and she's ONLY $1 TODAY...ONLY TODAY!  But WAIT, you don't want to miss out, so make sure to start at the Whimsy Haven blog. Then it'll take you to our Guest Designer:  Georgia...give her a welcome and enjoy the awesome inspiration she brings!  And, if you came here from Jenny's Wee Memories blog, then you are on the right track.

I also wanted to play with Laura's Sketch 51 over at 2 Sketches 4 You...if you want some fun sketches go give them a try! NOW...look at this cutie pie owl, and remember, if you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo...please have a designated driver...or this little owl may be watching you~:
From Whimsy Haven
Flip the little photo holder and this is inside:
From Whimsy Haven

Digital Image from Whimsy Haven: 'as if' Owl, 'Happy Day' from the Birthday Star set
C/S: SU Old Olive, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, GP White
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima 'e' bling, SU Photo tab, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Tab Punch

Your next stop is Amy @ Tsuruta Designs ~~ enjoy!

Have a Whimsy Day!