Monday, March 29, 2010

Go with the flow

I made this card with the ippity hop in mind. It has taken me forever to figure out how the hop works, but I think I've got it down now. I didn't realize the hop was different from the challenge, so that would be why I was confused. We're supposed to have our cards posted by 9 am on Monday to make the hop and I kept thinking "How in the world can we do that when we don't know what type of card to make?". I now know how it all works.
I used the Fishy Philosophy set with this card. This set didn't really appeal to me at first so I figured I wouldn't use it much, but I'm happy to report that I LOVE it. Leave it to ippity to come up with some unique stamp sets. I'm hooked.....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Spring colors

I broke out the Nestibilities today and went to town. I really like the layered look, don't you? The sentiment is from Unity's AUG KOM. I had a chance to get it at a great price  so I jumped on it. There are so many stamps in it that I LOVE.. I'm still trying to learn how to use the glitter the best way possible. I've seen such beautiful cards made using it so I'm going to keep trying until I get it down. 
Hope y'all are having a bright sunny day.  

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring is in the air

I found a blog that I just adore,
It is full of spring colors, flowers and glitter. I've found so much inspiration from reading Betsy's blog.
This card came about from looking at her blog. It took me awhile to do, but it was so much fun. There are flowers, buttons and ribbon oh my!!!

Here is a close up of the top. I need to learn how to tie bows better, but this was the best I could come up with. Who wouldn't love to get a little card like this in the mail? Now, I'm off to do more crafting....

Friday, March 26, 2010

Simple Unity card

Sometimes I just like to make something quick and simple. This was one of those days. I am lovin' Unity's KOM. These two stamps come from this month's "Rockin' it Unity Style." I also used some Spellbinder's Nestabilities. I wish I had all of those sets. They work great in my Big Shot.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spinner card

I love to get ideas from other crafters so I spend time blogging. I have a few blogs that I go to every day and is one of them. Angie Juda made these cute spinner cards and so I decided to give it a try. I used a Unity stamp from March's KOM and used SU paper. The semtiment is from SU as well..
 I am part of, which is sending homemade cards to those with illnesses. It was important to me that I use the cards that I make. It does cost money to have a hobby like this so I like knowing that I can bring a smile to someone's face.
This card will be going in the mail tomorrow to a young lady who battles cancer. You might want to look into sending cards yourself. Who doesn't love to open the mail box and have a homemade card waiting for them there?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chipboard fun

Keeping on with new techniques. Today I did something simple, but fun. I did some stamping on chipboard.
I found a lone letter in my drawer so I just used it. I also used one of my new ippity sets, Regal Greetings. I'm really liking these new sets. If you're looking for some ideas of card layouts I recommend the Wishes book from CTMH. I just love everything about it and am learning so much. Take care......

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Technique #2: emboss resist

I tried another technique out of my CTMH Wishes book. This card took me 2 hours to do. I think it's way to long for a card, but I had fun trying something new. So you heat emboss the background and then sponge over it. I then added all the rest. The sentiment says "Time for your shower", but it's hard to see that in this picture.Overall, the project was fun, but I would choose a different color next time. I'm on a purple overload right now. :o) Tomorrow it's off to do another new technique. See you then....

Monday, March 15, 2010

ippity challenge

Use green and a neutral color. The sentiment says "thinking of you". It's a little hard to see in the pic, but it's much easier in person. I received my ippity stamps today so I just had to break into them.I'm really lovin' the paper as well.  

Friday, March 12, 2010

Technique #1 Ghosting

I really don't know if anyone is looking at my blog, but I'm going to pretend that you're there. Like I said in my last post I am going to try some new techniques from a book I just got from CTMH. I'm loving this "Ghosting" technique. So what you do is heat emboss an image onto a card then distress it with some ink. Now you get a white piece of cardstock to put over the image and iron it. Yes, I said iron it. When you lift the white paper you'll see that the image has transfered onto it, thus creating a "Ghost" look.
Very cool. This card has a few mistakes on it, but I like it.
I'm not a sewer so I stamped a stitched look from a CTMH stamp set. I know it's all the rage right now, but I just hate sewing. I do love stamping though.
If you're out there please leave me a comment so I know. I'd love to hear from y'all. Happy crafting......

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Birthday the Unity way

We had a birthday at our house and so I decided to make a card. I've been wanting to get my hands on my first Unity stamp set so what better time? I just added a few buttons to it to give it some depth. This is a very simple card to make and takes no time at all.
I just got a book on card making, tips and techniques, so in the next few days I'm going to be trying out some more challenging cards. If any of them turn out I'll be posting. Happy crafting.............

Monday, March 8, 2010

As for my and my house.....

ippity challenge: Dry Emboss something
I started out with one idea, but chucked that cuz it just didn't look right. So, this is what I ended with. I love using the embossing folders with my Big Shot. It's quick and easy and completely changes the look of solid color paper.
I'm looking forward to using my new ippity stamp sets. I think I should be getting those early next week sometime, but for now I'll keep using the ones I have. I just love ippity and have started getting the monthly Unity stamps. I'd love to hear what some of your fav. stamp company's are.......

Friday, March 5, 2010

Simple card set with holder.

This set is very easy to make and doesn't require any special dies. You just cut and fold.

I made 6 cards to go in this set. Most make around 5, but I wanted to make sure I had 2 in all the colors.

they fit all snug in the holder. I will add the vanilla envelopes when I get them.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I've had a lot more free time lately due to my hubby being home more, so I've been doing my favorite thing, crafting. This card is not my creation, but I just had to make it when I saw it. Here's the blog that I got the idea from Tammi is a very creative, exciting  lady who is so much fun to watch craft.. Check her out. I'll be back again in a day to add some more pictures of some creations. Happy crafting.......

Monday, March 1, 2010

Isn't it nice to come home????

This week for the {ippity} challenge we were ask to make a card for a boy. I thought of all the young men (and women)  who are over fighting a war for us and how nice it would be to be able to give them one of these. I'm sure many families are anxiously awaiting their "Welcome Home" moment. I thought the script background worked well because of all the letters that go back and forth when you're far away from loved ones/home.  That was my thought process, but I see how this card can work for many other "Welcome Home" celebrations.
I gotta say that I love paper crafting. Isn't it relaxing? I have to admit that I really needed it today. I wish for you all to have that special "time" to be able to relax and smile. I'm sure for many of y'all it is with crafting because now I'm off to look at all of your beautiful creations.........