Monday, February 28, 2011

H{ippity} HOP March Challenge week 1.

Welcome Monday.. H{ippity} HOP style.
Hope every one's weekend was wonderful.
Today is the first day of our March Month long Challenge.. Week 1- SKETCH.
The lovely Eva has put together this wonderful sketch. I just love it.

I decided to turn the sketch and this is what I came up with.
Be Faithful...

Now it is time to check out what wonderful things Eva has done with this sketch.
Remember you can play along change the challenge up as long as you use one of the weeks choices. upload them to the SCS Ippity Forum for a chance at a wonderful prize!!

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dream Big. { Inspire Me.. Itty Bitty!}

On Thursday and Friday of this week I got all messy and make these Seam Binding Ribbons. I am just addicted to this process. and the ribbons are easy to mix with your misting sprays or a mixture of craft paint and water.. easy and fast.

I also had time to make this layout for February's Inspire Me Challenge over on the Webster Page's ning Forum. It is to use your bloomers of trims.. and I was lucky enough to have some grey bloomers left in my stash. I used some to the seam binding, I made to ruffle border in two colours.
Dream Big.

Using the stamps I got in the mail last week from Unity Stamp Company.. this is one of the Itty Bitty's by Webster Pages.. Love those butterflies! The Itty Bitty is called "dream big."

The papers are Webster Pages Hollywood Vogue and WonderFALL.. love these papers and all the wonderful details that are on all of them. these are just the petite packs 6x6 and they work fabulous on a 12x12 layout.. don't you think??

I just love the delicate feel of the bloomers, the ribbon and the butterfly.. it was a fun challenge.
Hoping to do more scrapping this week.. maybe a new challenge.
If you want some of these Itty Bitty's Unity is having a sale buy 3 get one free on this weekend.
check them out HERE!!
Have a great day

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friends With Flair..Life is full of Beauty.

Hello Friday
Welcome to Friends With Flair..
a great place to show off all your beautiful Unity Stamp creations. Today on the Unity Blog you will find a list of today's participants. come join in the fun blog hop.. there is a great chance to win 25 random stamps for just making comments on every one's blog.. now how much fun it that.. easy peasy!!
I have a fun layout to share today.
Life is full of Beauty.

We had some friends over this past Monday.. and Becca and Sydney had some fun taking photo's of themselves making these cute faces.. They just love to play with our camera.

On the side of that beautiful basic grey paper I used one of the stamps from the January 2010 kit of the month "savor the journey" the sentiment and flowers are from the store May 2010 kit "Moments in Bloom".
I just love this sentiment because "life is full of beauty" it is all around us and I see most of this beauty in our children.. no matter what face they put on, it is a beautiful thing to see them silly, happy and enjoying life.

I also used my Cricut to cut out the die cut shape , some dew drops from the robin's nest and some tattered angels misting spray.
Unity has a great challenge going on.. check out all the details here.
A reminder that Ippity has this Fabulous prize up for grabs have many ways of creating many cards using the February Month Challenges.. you have the weekend to get them in.. take a look at what awesomeness you will receive.. WOWZA!!

just click on the image below for details

Also.. Unity has a great sale right now!!
check out the details on the blog and on the website..
happy shopping!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

H{ippity} Hop.. February week 4 challenge.

Welcome Monday.. Happy Family Day!!
It is also H{ippity} HOP time
WOW!! February surely went by fast.. it is the last week of the February Month long challenge
IHHTC2 and it is using the twist..
I had spring on the brain so I wanted to use some yellow's for my card today.

Here is the Challenge photo.. the twist for the last week this month is to use RIBBON!!

Happy Blessings

The flower I used my Slice machine and cut out the flowers.. using the Ippity Stamp Thoughts from the Past stamp on the flower cut outs. I held them together with an eyelet. and threaded my ribbon through the flower, made a bow and I just love how it all turned out.
The ribbon is some seam binding I dyed in some yellow homemade misting spray.. I love doing this thanks to Eva for inspiring me with all the wonderful ribbon's she makes..
Speaking of Eva she I am sure has a wonderful project to share with you today.

Have a wonderful day..
I have an extra polymer clay art ippity project to share HERE
on my he{art} and Soul blog.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Blom Project Life

I have a couple of week to share today..
finally remembered my disc of photo's
and got them developed. So here we go with
Blom Project Life.

I am using some photo's instead of the title cards and placing the month/day on the photo using my lable maker.
Some additional pages with journaling .

Iloving this kind of journaling album.. I am having fun with different ways to add more
photo's.. I love how it is all coming together.
Let's hope I can keep it all up.. but for now.. it is already the middle of February and it is all going great.
Have a great weekend

Monday, February 14, 2011

H{ippity} Hop.. February week 3 challenge.

Happy Valentine's Day
How wonderful for this weeks challenge to fall on this special day.
Hope you all are having a wonderful morning. If you celebrate or not it is a great day to reflect on all those things that make you happy.. all the things you love in life.
Here is the card I made for my Hubby this Valentines day.
i love you..

Using this weeks H{ippity} Hop February {IHHTC2} photo inspiration challenge
in combination with this month's colour challenge .

I am just loving how awesome these challenges are.. I am so happy to create a card that I can use so many different recipes and make so many cards to be able to post. Remember you can use one of the challenges.. combine them all or combine just what you want.. you can also make as many cards as you want.. there is no set amount .. for every card you make upload them to the SSC Ippity Forum under the IHHTC2 thread HERE.. you get a greater chance to win the AWESOME prize offered at the end of the month.. check it out HERE!!
Now it is time to visit Eva.. I can't wait to see what she made today.

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Lisa!!

I hope you had the best celebration ever.. lots of cake and icecream.
Lisa is so sweet and kind we all wanted to make today her special day
to thank her for all she does.. Hip Hip Hooray Lisa
Here is the card I made you.. hoping to get it out in the mail soon.
Happy Birthday Lisa
Eva has another wonderful card for Lisa today.. so go and check her out.

Happy Belated..

Friday, February 11, 2011

FWF..A Stitch in Time

Hello Everyone.. it's FRIDAY...
I love Friday's , but it all goes by so fast, not that I am complaining.. I want spring to already come I am sure lots of you do too. Especially the ones that never get the white stuff and all of a sudden it is greeting you. We have been having mild weather.. so lets hope spring is around the corner.
Lately I have been making some embellishments, inspired by all these wonderful doily images..
Bella Stamps over at Unity has some beauties Bella Doilies , my Cricut Cartridges has some wonderful ones as well ( Mother's Day Cart).. and then I wanted to make some small ones to use on my layouts.. I am hoping to make some more and soon I will have them selling in my etsy shop.. if you want to check out some of my painting for sale just look over at the side bar click on the tulips .. I will have more projects on the go soon. .so check me out later as well...
I had made this layout today using all these great doilies to inspire me , my siblings minus 3 , mom and dad and myself back home in Guyana.. I think it is around 1967.. my brother looks like he around 1 years old.. I am on my dad's lap.. I love these small treasures of photo's.. I don't have very many ,so these are very precious to me.. well enough of me chatting away.. I can go on forever.. here is my layout.
A Stitch in Time

some details.. the dress forms are made with a couple of different Cricut Cartridges, the stamp is Bella Doilies, and the crocheted doilys are made by me.. that FAB paper is by Crate Paper.. love it!

DID you see that Unity also has some amazing deals over at Unity Stamp Company..lots of wonderful stamp sets and
Grab bags.. wow some awesome stamps in them.. 15 stamps for $12.oo
and they are huge stamps.. beautiful RED rubber.. ahhhhh heaven I tell you.. pure heaven.

Also this fabulous kit of the month..if you are thinking of joining Unity's KOM.. well it is really easy, and a great price for a whole lot of RUBBER.. 26.00 + shipping. You get a page of 8.5x11 awesome red rubber stamps.. a variety every month.. no obligations .. so sign up and reap the rewards you get as a kit member.. you can check it out.. just click on the page below.

Time to check out the Unity Blog for all of today's participants.. next us is the talented

hope you all have a wonderful weekend,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Blom Project Life.

I have 2 weeks of photo's to share..

I really thought I would get out to print these off but I don't think that will be happening so my book will have to wait for the photo's.. but my journaling is all up to date , that is the hardest part of doing this Project Life so I am good with that.

January 24
Sydney is at home, sick.. but she still has enough energy to sport her new hat. cuteness x1000

January 25
Making a batch of homemade pop tarts.. Sydney rolling out the dough.. hard work.. but she did a great job.

January 25
Sydney playing with the Wrigley smile app.. haha.. this is just too funny.

January 26
Alex is home before 11 am.. German exam all done. Studying for History and hanging out with Mom the rest of the day.

January 27
Play Doh taco's.. yummy.. she is a wonderful play doh cook.

January 28

Today it was a big clean up day in my scrap space, I also signed up for Christy Tomblinson's She Art class.. I am so excited to start at the end of February and my wonderful scrappy friend Tina came over.. always so much fun chatting and not doing much crafting.. but we have a great time together.

January 29

ahh.. this is fun. playing with Daddy always is.. tonight they decided to make robots with the foam blocks.. this is some good Daddy and Daughter time.

January 30

Alex wanted to buy one of these Bonsai trees.. today he is checking the water level and watering his new plant.. let's hope he has a green thumb and not a brown one like his mother!

January 31

Both kids are home.. Alex is off school, Sydney is having a snow day.
Here they are painting some frames, having a fun time blending colours.

Feburary 1
I had such a craving for some pop tonight, I love pop shoppe and so glad the corner store carries a variety of flavours. So retro good!!

February 2

WOOHOO... Sydney got her first award today at school. Mrs. Acome called us the night before and told us.. it was a total surprise for all the kids getting the HONESTY award for January.
we are so proud of her.. and here we thought she was a trouble maker. hehe

February 3

oh sad.. to be doing my last post for the Ippity Blog. At the end of the month it will be my last time working with these fabulous ladies.. I was so lucky to have 6 months guest designing for Unity/Ippity stamps..

February 4

Today I am crocheting some fun designs for my scrapbooking and card making cards. Hoping to get them in my etsy shop to sell as well.

February 5

Today I spent a couple of hours Skyping with my wonderful far away friend Savannah O'Gwynn
she is one fabulous person, so easy to talk to and we are totally in AWE of each other so we always have something to share.. today we even ate lunch together.. she truly makes my heart happy!! I know I need to do this with alot more people.

February 6

We made these wonderful stuffed chicken bundles. stuffed with stuffing they are so delicious
the kids just love this!
Well I hope to get these photo's printed and in my book really soon.
hope you all have a wonderful day.

hugs til next week