Saturday, July 31, 2010


Time for another EIC challenge!  Our 99th challenge!  That means we are one week away from our wonderful 100th challenge celebration!  We will be giving away MAJOR prizes, so you will definitely want to participate!

This week's shop for your inspiration is Becky Kazana.  She has some very vintage looking wedding cake toppers and party supplies for your viewing (or buying) pleasure!  I was inspired by the birthday banner below!  I used The Stamps Of Life set, banners4all for my birthday pennant.  I used paper from bo bunny to paper piece the banners.  I added some May Arts burlap string in the corners and doodled a border around the edge.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  They have some adorable digi images in their shop!
If you would like to play along with the challenge, make sure you use keyword EIC99 when uploading to online galleries.  Also make sure you link your project to the EIC blog HERE.  Ashley will pick random winners next Friday!  Someone will win a cute set of note cards from Becky Kazana and someone will win 7 free digis from the Bugaboo store!

Hope you are inspired to make something fabulous!


Friday, July 30, 2010

FWF-Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star...

Hello!  TGIF!  Today I have a card made with some stamps from the July KOTM!  i {heart} this kit!  I have had a lot of fun using it this past week!  I made this card for this week's color challenge over on SCS.  The colors were daffodil, pear, and grape!  Thought those colors would be good for a new baby kind of card.

I will keep it short and sweet so that you can see all of the Unity inspiration today!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Robots2build-The Stamps Of Life

Hello!  I made these two cards with the robots2build set from The Stamps Of Life.  Being the mother of 3 boys, I LOVE this set!  My first card, I colored the robot with copics and used a journal block from Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo line, which goes PERFECTLY with this set.  I love that you can build so many different robots with this set!

I posted a scrapbook page using this set too.  You can find that post HERE.

The second card is a bit more girly.  I used the gear stamps to create flowers!  How cool is that?  I also used the grass and the bird wing stamp from the eggs4easter set to make the leaves.  I LOVE how all of Stephanie's stamps just seem to go together!  It's super easy and very affordable to build quite an awesome stamp collection too, at her amazing prices.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Very Vintage with Webster's Pages!

Accessories:  hand dyed seam binding, vintage buttons, Kaisercraft rhinestones

Hello!  I decided to use some of my Webster's pages DP and make a vintage girly girl kind of card!  One thing I love about this paper is the fantastic shabby chic type of designs.  They speak for themselves so I often find I only need to stamp a sentiment!

Copic Packaged Sets in Sketch or Ciao and Atyou Spica Sets - additional 15%
off already reduced prices.
(Does not include monthly kits)
Ribbons- 25% Off
Cosmo Cricket - 25% Off
Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - 20% Off

There are lots of new products coming into the store!  Make sure you check the new section out.  Also you will want to make sure you get the newsletter to find out the latest and get files for free digi downloads weekly all summer long!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 26, 2010

CAS77-One Fish, Two Fish...

Hello!  Today's CAS challenge over on SCS is to be inspired by the Dr. Seuss book-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish  Blue Fish.  My oldest son loved that book, and I remember reading it to him over and over again!  My twins are not as into it as he was!

The fish stamp is from The Stamps Of Life set, summer4fun. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you get a chance to play in the challenge!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

A quick CAS card...

Hello!  Today I have a quickie card for you.  The butterflies are actually a self adhesive die cut border from K&Co.  I think I have talked before about how I love having die cut borders available for quick cards like this.  The sentiment is a stamp from Unity's July KOTM, which is one of my favorite kits to date!  If you haven't gotten this kit already, I highly recommend it!  LOTS of possibilities!

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

EIC98-Inspired by Bees!

Hello!  Time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge!  This week the store for your inspiration is EmenGee Designs.  They have some darling little coin purses and earrings to get your creative juices flowing!  I was inspired by the cute little bee coin purse below.  My card base is crushed curry.  I used a vinyl sentiment and bee die cut from EAD designs.  I paper pieced a trail down the side to mimic the path of the bumblebee!

I hope you play along with the challenge this week.  Remember to use keyword EIC98 when uploading to online galleries.  Also make sure that you link your creation to the EIC blog HERE.  Ashley will pick a random winner next Friday.  The winner will receive 3 free digi images of their choice from our wonderful sponsor this week, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.

One other lucky winner will win the cute little bee coin purse in the photo above!  Two chances to win this week, so get busy!

Hope you are inspired to make wonderful things!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 23, 2010

FWF-Got my new KOTM just in time...

I was excited that my KOTM arrived in the mail yesterday before I made a card for FWF!  This is probably one of my favorite kits.  I LOVE all of the different themes and possibilities with this kit! LOVE it!  As soon as I saw this flower image I knew I wanted to make a black, white and pink birthday card with it.  I kept the layout simple to showcase that fab image!  Added a button to the center, some black satin ribbon and faux stitching at the bottom! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Stamps Of Life scrapbook page!

Hi there!  Today I have a scrapbook page for you! GASP!  These photos were taken of my son, Luke last summer.  He is so darn mischievous!  He is also sweet as pie!  I used a new set from The Stamps Of Life called robots2build for this one along with some Cogsmo paper from Cosmo Cricket!  The sentiment and the gears are stamped in black and I doodled a border around the top of the page.  I also stamped the screw heads on the ends of the red panels.

How cute is this set?!?  LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hello Kitties...

Hello!  Today I have a card using BasicGrey's Max & Whiskers.  I will be honest and say that I am not a lover of cats, but this paper was too cute to pass up!  Love the colors!  I know plenty of people who love their cats, so I will be able to find this card a home!

Flowers, Felt Shapes, and Sassafras Lass - 35% Off
Everything in the CRAFT ITEMS Section - 40% Off
Basic Grey between 15% - 30% Off
Imaginisce - 20% Off

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Stamps Of Life Polka Dot Challenge!

Hello!  Twice a month The Stamps Of Life DT have a challenge.  This challenge is to use polka dots on your project and of course your TSOL stamps!  I used stamps from the happy2becircles set!  My yellow polka dot DP is from Echo Park.

If you are playing along with The {Stamps} of Life stamps or digital images please upload to the gallery on the site – HERE — with the keyword TSOLD14. Please link to one of our blogs so we can see your stuff!

Here are the DT members playing along with the challenge this week:

Beverly Sizemore
Deb Felts
Jeanne Streiff
Joana Studer
Vicki Garrett

Hope you can play along!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Get Well Wishes

Hello!  Today's card is for the CAS76 challenge on SCS.  It is a sketch challenge this week, so go check it out!  Yesterday  I went to Archiver's with some friends, and bought some more of this lovely October Afternoon paper from Report Card collection.  I love this flower print with the blue, orange and yellow! LOVE it!  I made a rolled flower from some orange felt and added a vintage button to the center.

I am really proud of myself as I have been getting rid of TONS of old paper and stamp supplies.  I have sold several of my old stamp sets, and donated paper to various little girls in the neighborhood and threw out the rest.  I know...I actually threw away paper!  It was very dated and hadn't been used in many years.  I have definitely become better at buying my paper craft supplies!  Instead of just buying stuff because it is on sale or I think I need it, I only purchase those things that I absolutely LOVE!

I also use what I love.  I used to hoard my favorite papers away thinking I would save them for something really special, and that is just silly!  A lot of the papers I saved for just that reason I ended up throwing away because they seemed out of style or faded looking.

I only spent $28.00 at Archiver's yesterday!!!!  GASP!  I had so much fun going to lunch and shopping with my girlfriends and then coming back to my house to makes some cards!  FUN, FUN, FUN!

Hope you have a MARVELOUS Monday!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Stamps Of Life-icons4us...

Hello!  I have another card for you today using stamps from The Stamps Of Life.  This set is called icosn4us and all of the images in this set go with images from previous released sets.  I love that a lot of her sets are interchangeable with each other!  The sentiment and the line of dots are stamps from the set, Thanks2you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

EIC97-Sea Glass Inspired...

This week our sponsor for EIC is Mermaid's Tears Jewelry.  They have some really beautiful pieces made from sea glass.  I was inspired by the earrings below.

Green is my favorite color!  I used the fabulous new sentiment set from The Stamps Of Life, called your2kind for my card.  The DP is from Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage collection.

Our sponsor this week is DeNami Designs.  There are two fabulous prizes up for grabs this week.  Someone will win a $30.00 gift certificate to DeNami Designs online store and another person will win a gift certificate for a purchase up to $25.00 at the Mermaid's Tears shop!

Make sure you link your card to the EIC blog HERE.  Random winners will be chosen next Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 16, 2010

FWF-One Hot Tomato!

Hello! Happy Friday!  I just love the little tomato in the Garden Variety set!  I kept my layout simple and did some faux stitching around the polka dot paper panel.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Make sure you check out my big ippity SALE with FREE shipping!



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BIG ippity Sale!

 I need to clear out my ippity!

(US only)

All of my $18.00 sets are on sale for $14.00.

All of my $15.00 sets are on sale for $12.00.

All of my $5.00 sets are on sale for $4.00 
If you click HERE it will show you the ippity sets I have available.  The new ippity release will be August 12!  Just wanting to deplete my current inventory to make room for new! :)
If you are interested in any of the sets available, please email me at and I will send you a pay pal invoice!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Huge SALES at Paper Maniac!

Accessories:  May Arts burlap string, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters, vintage lace and button, freebie digi image available in newsletter and on home page of the store!

 Hello!  I was so excited about the vintage freebie digi images this week, I decided to make a card with one to show you!  I went along with the recycle theme and used some old lace and button that I picked up at an antique store.  I love looking at all of the old buttons, fabric and lace when I go!

Hope you get a chance to check out the big sales for the week!
Everything in the INK Section, as well as embossing powder, is
25% Off
30% Off
40% Off

35% Off

Limited to stock on hand. Shop early for best selection. Sale prices end July 5, 2010.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New special release from The Stamps Of Life...

Hello!  I have a card using one of the special release sets from The Stamps Of Life.  This set is called Youare2kind.  I love the larger size of the sentiments, and that there is one for every occasion!  I made this card for the CAS challenge on SCS this week-use dry embossing on your cards.  I thought the swiss dots would be perfect for a baby card, and of course I had to make a little boy card!

Don't you just love all of these great sentiments?  I will have more cards using the new sets through the rest of the month.  I even made a scrapbook page! (GASP)

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

EIC96-You Are My Sunshine...

Can you believe that EIC is almost ready to celebrate it's 100th challenge?!?  Yep...and you know that we are going to be having some FABULOUS give aways.  HUGE, in fact!

This week's shop is Octavia & Brown.  They have some really wonderful vintage finds in their shop.  I was inspired by the wonderful yellow colors in the photos above.

For my card I used the newly released stamp kit, summer4fun from The Stamps Of Life.  I paper pieced the inside of the sun and added some kaiser pearls and gingham ribbon to finish it off.

This week our sponsor is Charleston Scrapbook Company. To participate in the challenge pick anything in the Octavia & Brown shop that inspires you.  Link your card to the EIC blog HERE.  Next Friday, Ashley will pick two random winners.  One person will will a set of depression glass plates from the Octavia & Brown store and another winner will win a prize pack from Charleston Scrapbook Company filled with Cosmo Cricket, dew drops, chipboard album and more!

Friday, July 9, 2010

FWF-Sweet Summer Strawberries...

Happy Friday!!!  One of my favorite summertime treats is fresh strawberries.  I love to slice them, sprinkle them with a little sugar and let them get nice and cold in the fridge....DELICIOUS!  I just recently purchased the Garden Variety set, and was excited to ink it up!

On a side note, I am clearing out my ippity stock.  I have greatly reduced my prices and will ship for FREE today only!
 All of my $18.00 sets are on sale for $14.00.

All of my $15.00 sets are on sale for $12.00.

All of my $5.00 sets are on sale for $4.00

CLICK HERE to see what I have in stock.  Once something sells out, I will remove it from my ippity page.  Please make sure you email me for an invoice at  If you click on the pay pal buttons it will charge you the regular price!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fun With Flip Flops!

Hello!  Today I made another card with the summer4fun set from The Stamps Of Life.  I love that you can stamp the flip flops and the strap in a different color!  I added some bling to my flops.  I actually have a pair of flip flops that are silver with great big rhinestones in the center!  Love em'! :)

So many fun possibilities with this set!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DeLovely Thank You...

Accessories:  yellow brad-Basic Grey

Hello!  Today I made a card with some of my Cosmo DeLovely DP!  I have had this paper sitting on my shelf quite neglected.  I love the bright colors for summer.  It seemed perfect to showcase with a white base and let those luscious colors do the talking!

Make sure you check out this week's summer sales at paper maniac!


35% Off
20% Off
40% Off

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Huge ippity SALE

I need to clear out my ippity!

All of my $18.00 sets are on sale for $14.00.

All of my $15.00 sets are on sale for $12.00.

All of my $5.00 sets are on sale for $4.00

Click HERE to see what I have available!

Please email me at for an invoice. DO NOT click on the pay pal buttons are it will charge you my regular prices! Shipping is $2.00 a set with a max shipping rate of $4.95.

H{ippity} Hop-Now & Always...

Hello!  Today I made a CAS card using the set Now & Always.  I just love layering the beautiful flowers in this set.  I stamped the flourishes in Certainly Celery and the flowers in Melon Mambo and Pretty In Pink.  I added a kaiser pearl to the center of my flower.

I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hit The Beach With The Stamps Of Life...

Hello! Happy 4th of July!  I have another card today using the fabulous new release from The Stamps Of Life.  This set, Summer4fun is PERFECT for sending sunny greetings to your friends and family this summer.  This was another quick and easy card to make.  My card base is bashful blue.  I stamped my sandcastle on kraft paper and then cut it out.  I also tore some sand mounds from kraft paper.  I used my old fashioned SU spritzer tool with a chocolate chip marker to make the tiny splatters.  It really looks like sand!

This is a fabulous monthly kit club to join.  This is my 6th month!  If you join the club you get a stamp set shipped to you monthly for $11.95 and that includes shipping!!!!!  You also get freebies from Stephanie along with a 15% discount on all of her other stamps.  Definitely worth checking out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

EIC95-Inspired by Beachy Buttons!

 Stamps:  Summer4fun set-The Stamps Of Life
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, white CS; MME DP
Accessories:  Melon Mambo ribbon
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black

This week's shop is Kimmieprout Polymer Clay Embellishments.  The cutest buttons EVER!  I actually ordered some along with some cute stick pins!  I love the bright colors and patterns.  I was inspired to  make my beachy card when I saw the buttons below.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studios.  I have always been a big fan of their Billy stamps, being the mom of three boys!  If you would like to play along, please make sure to link your project on the EIC blog HERE.  Ashley will pick two random winners next Friday.  Want to know what the prizes are?  One lucky winner will win a $15.00 gift certificate to Kimmieprout's etsy shop with free shipping.  The other winner will get 5 free digi images from Pink Cat Studios of their choice.  Those are some fab prizes this week, huh?  Wish I could win! LOL!

Check out our newest design team members for EIC:  Welcome Virginia, Savannah, Emily, Stephanie and Heather!

Thanks for stopping  in!


Friday, July 2, 2010

FWF-CAS Sympathy...

Hello! Happy Friday!!!!  Today I combined stamps from the ippity set, Regal Greetings and the Unity May store Kit.  My base is very vanilla CS and I matted the sentiment with some textured black CS.  I doodled a frame around the sentiment because it just looked like it needed something.

I always like to have a sympathy card on hand when needed.  It seems like when I need one, I never have one ready.  I actually made 6 of these.  Very quick and simple!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I have to work...but the good news is I will get 24 hours of holiday pay!  Whoo Hooo!  More money for my paper and stamp addiction  habit!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Some EXCITING news...

Hello!  I have some exciting news...I am a guest designer for The Stamps Of Life for the next three months!  I am super excited, as I have fallen in love with Stephanie's monthly kits.  Today is the new release, and this set is PERFECT for summer.  The name of the set is summer4fun, and let me tell is FUN!

If you have never seen her stamps, you need to check them out!  Her monthly kit club is a super bargain, and even if you don't sign up for the kits, you can still buy her stamps at very low prices and shipping is $1.00!!!!  Who can beat that?

Stay tuned for more cards with this set!

Thanks for stopping by!