Friday, July 23, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Once again, a whole week has gone by and the only things I have posted are Ippity & now Unity. I guess it could be worse; if I hadn't discovered Unity & I hadn't discovered the blog Hops from SCS, I'd have NO POSTS?!?! Anyway, I PROMISE that won't be the case for the next week. I finished 7 ATCs recently and have taken pics & will be posting them ALONG with my Ippity & FWF posts!!!

So, yesterday afternoon, I had an inspiration for the Ippity Color Challenge. I knew the idea I wanted to do & I knew it would qualify for my FWF post. But, I kinda sorta feel it's a rip-off to post my cards for the challenge & then turn around & use them on my blog. No offense to anyone who does that, I just kinda feel disappointed when I click on a blog & it's "oh yeah, I've seen that". Sometimes there's so more info or a description of the creative process & that's nice but, usually I've already left a comment on SCS & can't come up w/something new to say on the blog post. So, I said ALL this to say, I didn't want to use my color challenge card. LOL

So, I sat amongst my stuff (which is ALL OVER THE PLACE, trying to clean up & organize but not having enough luck). I was determined to use this set. So, I grabbed the cupcake/pincushion stamp and the stack of all my new papers (yes, I've been trying to clean out my stash but sometimes, the paper SCREAMS at you from the aisle of the stores & MUST go home with you) and messed around until I came up w/the papers & colors here. I must say, I think I LOVE this card!! I don't know if you can tell in the pic but the pins all have seed beads for heads!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Unity Sew Cute, Cardstock -- SU, Pattern Paper -- Pink Paisley, Ink -- Palette Burnt Umber, Beads -- Mill Hill.

So, if anyone is still reading this far, head over to Rona's for the next blog or back to Unity for the whole list of hoppers. Have a wonderful day & I'll have something NEW to post tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hippity Hop

It's Monday. It's H{ippity} Hop time. This is not the card I had intended when I sat down to craft last night. But, sometimes your supplies speak to you and you must listen. But, it seems to me that I'm getting very Orange in my Ippity. I think it's the gorgeous October Afternoon papers!!

Supplies: Stamps -- Ippity Because of You, Cardstock -- SU, PP -- October Afternoon, Ink -- Palette Burnt Umber & SU markers. And, of course, Glimmer Mist.

On a side note, I tried to make my own glimmer mist tonite. My mist, in a word, SUCKED! I used cheap spray bottles from Target & the paint I guess got stuck (I think I might have used too much paint too). So a friends said use the mini misters, they are better. The mini mister became a squirt gun, NO MIST. None of the results had enough glimmer for me. I guess I'm stuck paying Archiver's prices (and praying for coupons!)

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.