Saturday, October 30, 2010

Growing In Unity WINNER

Winner of my Growing In Unity Week is......
Theresa... CONGRATS!!!

Theresa said...
Love your canvas Angie, and everything else too! You are so amazingly fabulous and talented!

you get to pick one of these stamps sets and if you could email Eryn at Unity

Margarita Moments

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog this past week. I loved reading all your wonderful comments. I hope you give some of this a try.. and I will be back towards the end of December for another fun Growing In Unity week.
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Friday, October 29, 2010

Growing In Unity ..Day 5 FWF

It's Friday.. Friends With Flair.. and my last day of Growing In Unity!!
I have loved sharing all the new things that I do with Unity/ Ippity Stamps this week and can't wait to show you more as I do it again the end of December!!
Now if you want to do Growing in Unity it is for everyone to participate in.. it is a fun filled week of featuring creations by yourself showing off your Unity and Ippity Stamps!! you can sign up here!!
Today I am so excited to show you something I have been working on for the past two weeks. Inspired by my Growing in Unity stamp set.. and Donna Downey!!
My Mom is a sewer and does it all by just taking measurements and cutting.. no patterned needed. She made my wedding dress,all my bridesmaid dresses and 5 other dresses for my wedding 23 years ago.
I decided to be just like MOM.. (my hero) and step up my game .
So I made this apron ( got to start small) with no pattern, no instructions.. just my imagination and the scissors leading the way. I was thrilled that all the years looking at my Mom cut her own patterns ideas paid off!!
So here it is , my first Apron project
( I will be making these for Christmas gifts this year)
Hope you like it.. and get inspired to use your Unity/Ippity stamps in a different way!

See the flourished swirls well that is just one swirl you get in this Growing in Unity stamp set!!
The great thing is Angela has everything 40% off on the website this weekend so you will have to go check it out!!

I added the flowers.. the red and small chocolate felt ones I made using the 3D flower die from Sizzix. the big Brown mesh is by lily bee designs. ( thanks Sarah I am finally using it) .

It wasn't bad and only took me two days to stitch everything.. about an hour a night watching tv with the kids...

I am making some more for Christmas presents and one for my daughter Sydney for her Birthday in December. .. she wants to be matching with Mommy.. I think we will look smashing wearing it while making our Christmas treats this year.

Tell me what you think? I just love the idea that you can make whatever your heart desires with these Unity/ Ippity Stamps. It is really a designers dream.. to have minimal tools handy and that it can be multi functional .. I guess that is why I love Unity so much!!

Well it is now time to go check out the rest of today's Friends with Flair.. sorry about all the babbling.. this girl like to talk..hehe
The Unity Blog will have the Master List of today's Participants.. next one up is
the lovely Nora Anne

Just a reminder.. NOVEMBER 18TH is the IPPITY RELEASE PARTY!! mark that day down on your calendars cause it will be the BEST DAY EVER!!
I will be picking a comment winner and posting it on my blog tomorrow!!
Thank you for coming by my blog this week. I just love
Growing In Unity!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flip Flop Hip Hop.. and GIU day 4

OH Happy Day!!!

It"s another Flip Flop Hip Hop!! WOOHOO

It is National Breast Cancer awareness month and today we are sharing some projects that have to do with Encouragement.. Today I did this
Painting with my Canvas..
Using the love yourself Suzi Blu stamps.

We are also featuring something NEW.. I am so so excited about this because it is JILLIBEAN SOUP!! yes you heard it right.. Jillibean soup stamps.. Oh I love this!! I am glad I got these papers at Scrapfest 2 weeks ago. Here is a photo of me and the lovely and wonderful Kimber!! My Jillibean soup goddess!!

Honestly I can hug her all day!! She is just too wonderful!!
So I decided to make these cute chipboard ornaments for Christmas
These stamps were perfect for my snowman tree.. check it out!!

I just love them... We are also so very excited ....
On November 18th It is going to be the Ippity Release Party..
WOW I can't believe it is that time again.. and if you want to check out a sneak peek go to our Facebook page.. I saw it last night and oh it is just Fabulous.. You are going to love it.. Happy Dance!!
Check out the Unity Blog.. for a great sale today!!
Now it is time to Flip Flop Hip Hop over to the wonderful Eva's Blog of Inspiration..
Make sure you come back tomorrow for another Growing in Unity Day 5..
It will be a good one!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Growing In Unity.. Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity..

Today, I have a fun Halloween glow lantern to share with you and a card for the Unity Addicts Challenge. I just love making new and wonderful creations for the season and I found this one by Martha Stewart.. HERE, isn't if just wonderful. Now she had her own centers for the lantern with the download.. but of course I wanted to use this great Ippity stamp from the So This is Love set.. I added some yellow moons and bats well that is a MS punch.. that I just love!! So glad my hubby picked it up for me last year.
I have it in my front room sitting on a table looking out my front window.. so at night you see a soft glow from outside.. it is quite beautiful. and easy to just fold and put away for next year.

Glow Lantern

Here is a better view of it..I just love it!!

and here is my daughter .. we are outside looking in.. cool photo.. she looks like a ghost!

Today I also did this card for the new Unity Addicts challenge UAC24.. it is a really cool one so make sure you give it a try.. it is all about using your initials to make up a card.. so every ones will be different.. love that!!
For You

Using the stamps from Season of Joy,Now and Always and the inside sentiment is from Fall for You. I had a great time taking this challenge.

Hope you are all enjoying my Growing In Unity and maybe doing some of these for your next project. Tomorrow is HIP HOP and I have some other wonderful creations to share..
Remember.. leave a comment everyday on my G IU posts for a chance to win a set of stamps.. I will be picking a winner on Saturday and posting who won my Blog !!
Thanks so much for visiting me.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Growing In Unity.. Day 2

WOOHOO... Growing In Unity Day 2

Thank you for all the wonderful comments yesterday.. I hope you will love today as well.. Today I am featuring my very first tutorial Video.. so be nice..hehe.. you will see my chubby little hands and I might say things more than once.. I will get better.. right??

I am trying to do some tutorial using YouTube.. when I hear my voice all I imagine is my sister.. I guess we all talk the same.. cause that is who I picture..hehe

Did I mention I have a new thing called Holiday Hyperness.. well that is me right now.. flowing with tons of ideas! This is just one of them that I have wanted to share forever!!

So the video is up first.. and then I have 2 projects.. one Ippity one Unity!!

Ippity Stamps with Polymer Clay!!

HA... this is the layout. Using Ippity, Misting sprays, Polymer clay Ippity embellishments, some Sassafrass.. A whole lot of scrappy goodness I say!!


the details.. these are the polymer clay Ippity pieces .. I inked them with some Unity ink and backed them.. slightly overcooked but I love how it turned out distressed.. hehe

Here is my Unity Project .. I made this wonderful easy table runner for Thanksgiving.. so easy and I just love it!! Using my handy dandy Canvas Cotton Drop Cloth.. (home depot.. yes it is an addiction).. I cut the size and sewed the sides in black thread to match the black of the leaf pattern. Using the Samantha Walker Fall stamps I inked away the leaf images using black Fabric paint ..( you can pick these up at Walmart) .. and within less than an hour I had this wonderful runner for my Thanksgiving table..

My Thanksgiving Table.. simple but it was wonderful!!

Thanks so much for coming by my GIU today.. Tomorrow I will have some more wonderful projects to share... I just love doing this!!
Happy Tuesday to you all!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hippity Hop.. and Growing In Unity!!

Happy H{ippity} Hop everyone..

and I am also doing Growing in Unity this week as well.

I have a fun and festive week to share .. lots of fun projects maybe a card or two.. but lots of ideas floating in this head of mine.. with Halloween this weekend and Christmas so close.. my brain has not stopped thinking.. it is funny to be around me.. I am so hyper with Holiday excitement!!


It took me all day Friday to make but I just LOVE it.. I got the print out pdj files on

Colorbok .com .. HERE

Daniel Shankland has a step by step print out and a video to share.. so if you are in the mood to make one.. it is free and ready to print off and decorate.

Here is mine.. using all Ippity Stamps.

From the Ippity stamp set.. That's Creepy!!

Pumpkins are from the set.. Fall for You
spider in the background is from That's Creepy

Clouds are from the set..Sweet Thoughts of Spring

Trick or Treat is from the set That's Creepy.. and my door is from the set

Quote's A 'La Happy

For Kelly's H{ippity} Hop challenge it is to make a Birthday Card.. and guess what today is!! her BIRTHDAY.. it is also Julie Campbell's Birthday.. and I wish them both the best birthday ever!!

Talk about 2 very talented people sharing this special day... now that is a celebration on it's own!!

So Happy Birthday Kelly and Julie.. I admire you both so much!!!

The Ippity Design Team all made Kelly some wonderful flowers for her Birthday and we Hijacked Sunday's Post to surprise her on the Ippity Blog.. I just love all the wonderful flower creations everyone made.. here is mine

I also made this cute little card!! Hope you like it Kelly!!

So make sure you come visit me all week during my Growing In Unity (GIU), I just love these weeks.. and I wanted this week before Halloween to show you some great crafts you can do for Halloween and some I did forThanksgiving.. I hope you come see me all week.. and try some of these for your next project!!

Remember, there is a PRIZE now involved in the Hippity Hop? If you want to win make sure you leave a comment on every DT member AND the Hippity Hop participants blogs! Isn't that awesome??? The winner will be announced on Hip Hop day this Thursday!!! So make sure you spread some love everywhere you go....never know, where the winner will be picked from.

Now time to go check out all the wonderful creations on Today's H{ippity} Hop..just stop by the Ippity Blog for the Master List of Participants..
I also hope to see you all tomorrow for some more Growing In Unity Projects!!
Happy Monday!!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hip Hop... Grateful for Friendships

Hello Hip Hop Thursday!!
This weeks theme is all about being Grateful/Thankful.. I have been blessed with lots of wonderful friends in my life and I am so happy that my children have these friendships as well.. For Thanksgiving I wanted to make something special for my Friend Chantal and her Hubby.. I am always taking photo's of their daughters and thought I would make them this little gift to say thankyou for all they do.. from driving me around ( cause I don't drive).. being there when I need them, stealing their children from time to time to entertain my own.
I made them this canvas ART

Using some blue and green acrylic paint I painted the canvas.. let it dry.. I added the 3 wallet size photo's of the kids, using some clear glue. added the Ippity leaves and spiral flowers.. the other stamps I added in white ink and heat dried it to stay permanent.. They just loved this gift.. I am very thankful they are a part of my life.
A BIG thank you goes out to all the participants that took this challenge and wow there were so many... I loved seeing all the wonderful cards... the WCMD winner...
WINNER...WINNER of the Books a Flutter stamp is......
Misstreez (Theresa)
you can see her card HERE.. leave her some love!!
Congrats Theresa!!
you can check out the gallery for my challenge HERE
Now it is time to check out the wonderful and talented EVA.. Happy Hip Hop everyone..

Sunday, October 17, 2010

H{ippity} HOP.. Think Pink on Pink!!

Hello, Monday...
H{ippity} Hop !!
This has been such a wonderful and busy weekend.. I was at Scrapfest in Oshawa, Ontario and we all had a great time. Lots of friendly vendors and I got to see and play with some of my favourite people..
Some awesome make and takes this year.. I wish I got the chance to make some more of the Scrapbook Cards Today booth M&T's.. but I was happy to meet Catherine(for the 3rd time, I just love her) , Lisa Fisch, Sarah Hogkinson, and I was also helping out one of my fabulous and uber talented friends Kimber McGray.. either way I felt like I won the lotto.. she is just the BEST!! I also got to see some of my wescrap wonders Tara and Michelle and met Sue Sykes.. oh talk about the most friendly person.. I could hang with her all day.I got to get my photo with Kim from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.. I am already starting to save for April's Scrapfest !!
but today is Hippity Hop .. and It is all about thinking PINK on PINK!! Karen's Ippity Challenge IHHC46, which is to use "PINK" in your project in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month! Here is the card I made.
Totally Happy

Using the Stamps from the Totally Happy Ippity set, and the diecut stamp from the Season of Joy. The large diecut is from Tim Holtz.. the felt flowers is my new purchase.. 3D diecut from Sizzix, and the papers are all Melissa Frances's Thankful..
her breast cancer papers.. I love this line.
If you have just come here make sure you start at the Ippity blog to see all the wonderful participants hopping in the H{ippity} Hop .
Have a wonderful day,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

HIP HOP!! Trick or Treat!!

a day of celebrating all things Unity and Ippity..
I love this day!!
Today, I we are shakin' it up!!.. yes, we are going to be featuring things other than cards and layouts.. I am in love with this idea because I can challenge myself in other ways.. You all know I love my stamps... maybe a bit too much!!
Today, I am sharing my idea of a great
treat holders and treat bags tags.
My husband works for Wrigley's Canada and every year we give out hubba bubba packs to the kids.. they all seem to love gum around here.. We also give treats to my daughters special friends.. in little plastic bags. Delivered personally so we try to make it look nice.
This is what we made for this year!
Halloween Theme Treat Labels

Using this trick or treat stamp from the That's so Creepy Ippity set.. I made these cute labels.. using my copic markers in yellow and 2 different shades of orange to colour the backgrounds. I also punched out these little bats.. it is a MS bat I got on sale at Michael's last fall.

I just loved doing this .. make Halloween Treat giving a little more special.. SO let's check out what great goodies Eva has in store for us today.. If you happen to just come here.. make sure you start at the Unity Blog.. and the Unity and Ippity Design Team have something special to share on HIP HOP days.

Hope you give this a try.. I surely had fun!!
Happy Thursday

Monday, October 11, 2010

H{ippity} HOP.. October 31st!!

Hippity Hop Monday!!
This weeks challenge {IHHC45} is to do a card using Black, Kraft and Orange.. I wanted to make a Halloween card to send to my sister and family in Nova Scotia.. and this was just the perfect challenge for me to go and do that!!

Using my pumpkin cuttlebug folder I embossed the sanded the image.. inking the sanded parts in orange.. I love how it turned out.. Using a MS border punch I punched these double loops in the kraft. Inked up this great image from Totally Happy, and That's Creepy and added it to my card... the spooky tree and RIP is a pop up diecut image I had in my stash..I must have bought these 2 years ago at my dollarama.. and it all went together perfectly.. love when that happens!!
Well it is still Thanksgiving Monday here and we are just relaxing.. my hubby and daughter are trying to get over a fall cold.. so we are making some yummy potato soup for supper with some crusty buns.. hope you all are have a great day..
Make sure you go to the Ippity Blog for the master list of today's H{ippity} HOP participants.
Have a good one.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday ERYN!!!

Today is someone's BIRTHDAY..
stamps ippity, ink unity, digital elements by creativity by crystal

Friday, October 8, 2010

FWF.. love these challenges!!

It's Friends With Flair FRIDAY!!
right now it is 5:30 am.. my daughter woke me up from a sound sleep and of course she went back to bed .. but for an hour I was just staring into space.. so I got up and made these cards.. talk about Morning Mojo!! Something I was missing all week long. Glad I found it .. and all it took was the great WCMD challenges in the
(remember you have until the 16th to get your cards posted)
so the first card I did Maria's Challenge of NO PATTERNED PAPER.
I just got my KOM this past week so this was just the perfect image for this!!
Believe in Yourself

This next card is Natalie's Challenge.. DISTRESSING..
well I am a big fan of distressing my edges and paper.. I just love this technique. Using some October Afternoon papers and one of the images from the Sept. KOM that I must say matched perfectly with the paper. love when that happens.

Happy Holidays
The last card you can also see on my Ippity Blog Post Today!!.. it is using my new Unity Sketch HHSC28.. I love making sketches!! I also love all white cards.. you can check out the details of my
I would love to here what you think in the comments!!

Well it is time to hop on over to Elizabeth's Blog for some more FWF inspiration..
If you just happen to come here.. First start at the Unity Blog.. where you will find the list of today's participants. .. we have a blinkie hidden somewhere .. there is a chance to win some Unity random images..oh did I mention 25 of them.. no go!!!
Have a wonderful Weekend.. and to my Canadian Friends..
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!!

I will be celebrating with family on Sunday.. I can't wait!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

HIP HOP!! Happy Birthday Karen!!!!!

Happy early Birthday Karen.. and a BiG Hip Hop HUG...
We are all having tons of fun always over at Ippity.. and this one goes out to our beautiful and ultra talented friend Karen... Hope you like your card!!
Cupcakes ,cupcakes.. I love me some cupcakes.. ooops..
just saying that puts 10 pounds on my hips.. hehe

It took me all day yesterday to make this one card ( some days are just like that ).. I just wasn't sure what I wanted.. and between all the trips to school.. I had to think.. think.. think.... Then finally these MME papers caught my eye.. I knew exactly what I wanted.. so here it is!!
happy happy BiRTHdAY!!
Using the stamps from A Moment In Time..Fall for You...and House a Home.. The cupcake I made myself.. just hand drawn.. I added the tiny red dots from A moment in time.. and then some pearls.. coloured the kraft paper with my copics.. the bottom is just a piece of cuttlebugged brown paper.. cut in the shape of a cupcake bottom. the paper swirls are just scraps of paper twirled in circles.. yummy!!

Well it is time to HIP HOP on over to the wonderful and beautiful EVA. Let's see what she has in the works for us!!

Make sure you join us for some Hip Hop chatting in the SCS Forum.. starts at 10am CST.. I will be on in the evening to give something away. Can't wait to talk to you all!!
Have a great day

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

French Fries...

French Fries..
some days you just need them. Tonight was our night.. My family doesn't really like the frozen french fries.. and I have tried to make the perfect french fry many times, but it has either been to burnt..or raw in the middle..
well, this is the one recipe that works magic.. you just can't stop eating them they are so delicious...

I start out with a Borner Rotgelb V-slicer.. it makes the perfect cut fry.. you can alway just cut your own. I found mine at a garage sale years ago.. only because I gave my original one to my Uncle in Maryland.. he just loved it.
  • Wash and cut your fries.
  • in a deep pan pour vegetable oil and heat it to a hot temperature.. add your fries in batches.. I cut 5 medium potatoes and got 4 batches..
  • one buy one fry the fries until it is an opaque colour.. about 5 minutes..
  • now take them out of the oil and put in a bowl.. do the same with your other batches...
  • starting with the first batch you need to start re frying them until golden brown..( yes fry them twice).
  • do the same to all the other batch.. and you will have the best tasting french fry ever!!
Honestly.. it is one thing you will eat until it is all gone.. and between just three of us we polished off 5 potatoes!! Yummy
Hope you give this a try!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

H{ippity} HOP..Happy OCTober!!

''Good Morning"..

are we ready for a

Hippity Hopping October Monday!!

What a great card making weekend.. if you all have not been around for it. Ippity/Unity have a wonderful and most exciting challenge games to play.. It all started on World Card Making Day.. and ends the night of October 16th.. so head on over to the Unity Forum and take the challenges.. upload it to the proper galleries.. and if you do by chance do all of them.. individually and not using one card for many will have a chance at the grand prize..

One year of Unity's Kit Of The Month.. now tell me isn't that amazing!

Now on to some H{ippity} Hop lovin'

I decided to do a layout of the last family gathering.. just a summer BBQ at my sisters house.. talk about always having a good time.

Well here are most of us.. many didn't want to get their photo taken.. hope this weekend is different seeing that we will all be together again. Thanksgiving already in Canada. Can't wait!!

Together.. you make goodtimes great!

This week is Lisa H's turn at the H{Ippity} Hop Challenge and since we have just started the month of OCTOBER, She thought it would be fun to do a O.C. T. Challenge.

O=something old from your stash ( acrylic pieces I made my bird and flower embellishments with)

C=something crinkley-ribbon, paper,( my clouds)

T=some twine ( my border and on my bird embellies)

Use keyword: IHHC44 when you upload to SCS. As always there's a prize involved. Winner will get the Fall for You stamp set! You have until next Sunday (10/10/10 hey, how's that for a date!) to upload your creations! winner will be announced on SCS next Monday.

I just love all these wonderful characters in these Ippity set of stamps.. What Matters Most and Because of You (quote). You can do so many wonderful things to make your own embellishment with them.. gotta love multi functional stamps.

Today we also welcome back Stephanie Muzzulin to the Ippity Design Team.. she is now a permanent member.. WOOHoo.. she is always full of inspiring projects.. Welcome back Stephanie..Xx
We will have the Master H{ippity} Blog Hop participants on the Ippity Blog.. check out what the others have done.. leave some wonderful love!!
Have a great Monday.