Monday, November 29, 2010

Hippity Hop- Bitty Pixie Paisley!

Hello!  Happy Hippity Hop!  Here is a card I made using the Bitty Pixie Paisley.  I love the sentiment and I love the paisley with the brown and baja breeze!  I sponged some distress inks around the edges and tied a big satin bow on top.  Easy peasy!

Emily

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hello...two challenges!

Hello!  Today's card was made for two challenges.  The first challenge is the CASE study challenge.  The muse for this month is Heather Pulverenti!  WOW! Such inspiration.

The second challenge is the Wee Memories challenge.  For this challenge we were to have a bow on our card.
 For my card I used some luscious paper from Basic Grey's Curio collection.  LOVE it!  The pink satin ribbon is something from my ribbon stash, but I believe it's by May Arts.  The stamp is from an older Unity KOTM.  The black rhinestone flourishes I bought at CKC in September.  They had HUGE bins full of rhinestones and pearls for only $1, so I stocked up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Emily

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Another TSOL friends card!

Scroll down for my Etsy post!
Hello!  I have another card using the friends4ever stamps set from The Stamps Of Life!  I LOVE this set.  I am a sucker for botanical themed stamps, so the leaves in this set just make me happy!  I also love that there are so many friend sentiments.  I made my own DP by stamping the small and large leaf on the olive paper.

This card is for the IC challenge over on SCS.  I was inspired by THIS place setting.  You can find the friends4ever set HERE and a photo below!

edit:  the image of the stamp set has been removed since there was not a watermark on it. I found out that people were copying it. Sorry!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

EIC116-Butterfly Garland...


Hello! Time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge.  This week's shop for your inspiration is Heartsong.  She has some beautiful pieces in her shop to get your creative juices flowing.  I was inspired by the beautiful bottle garlands below:


Our sponsor this week is Karber Digital Images.  They have some fabulous digis.  I used one of their digi stamps for my card above!
Please link your card or project to the EIC blog HERE, if you play along.  Two random winners will be chosen next Friday.One person will win THIS set of notecards and another will win 2 free digis of their choice from Karber Digital Images.

Go get crafty!

Emily

Friday, November 26, 2010

FWF-Just a note...

Hello!  Are you all recovering from a glutenous day of overeating?  I know I am!  A perfect day to spend stamping and crafting the day away, for sure!
I kept this card CAS.  I used stamps from both the October and November KOTMs.  I don't think you can ever go wrong with red, black and white.  I just love this classic combo.

Have a fabulous day!

Emily

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

I am so thankfull for all of YOU, and the wonderful friendships I have made through blogging and SCS.  I hope all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a wonderful day with family and friends.  I hope all of my international friends have a fabulous day, too!

Hugs!

Emily

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Snowday...

Hello!  Sorry for the late post.  Blogger wouldn't let me post any photos!!!  Today I made a card with a stamp from Unity's November KOTM.  The paper is from Crate Paper's Snow Day collection.  The silver heart charm is from my stash and the red baker's twine is Jillibean Soup.  You can buy all of these fab products at Paper Maniac!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

Emily

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger-Gingerbread Snowflakes...

stamps:  ippity-Season Of Joy; Unity November 2010 KOTM
paper:  white, soft suede CS
ink:  whisper white, soft suede (SU); distress inks in old paper and walnut stain
accessories:  twinchie by Inchie Arts; felt snow flake; tea dyed seam binding, vintage button
Hello!  I am back from a long weekend in the Smokey Mountains.  It was an interesting vacation to say the least.  I will tell you all about it in another post!

I made the card above for today's Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab blog.  I LOVE gingerbread with a cup of coffee.  Puts me right in the Christmas spirit!  I wanted to stay true to the  photo and only use the brown and white.  I love the way this card turned out!  You will find the inspiration photo below:
Delicious!!!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hugs To You!!!!!

Hello!  Here is a card that I made in a CKC class back in September.  The only thing I changed was adding the "Hugs to You" stamp from The Stamps Of Life.  I believe the paper is from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection.

I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!  Hugs to YOU!

Emily

Saturday, November 20, 2010

EIC115-Inspired by edible art tarts!

Hello! Time for another EIC!  This week our shop for your inspiration is Queen of Tarts Cakes.  OMG! They have AMAZING looking cookies in this shop!  I can't even believe they are cookies they are that gorgeous!  I was inspired by the vintage square bird cookies below.

Our sponsor this week is Inchie Arts, so the minute I saw the squares I knew I wanted to make my "twinchie" the focal point of the card.  I was going to stamp and color a bird, but then I decided to do a Zentangle doodle. 
These squares are made of matte board, which makes them ideal for using different types of coloring mediums.  I just used a fine tip sharpie to create my zentangle, but you can watercolor, use Copics, stamp...the possibilities are endless.  If you have more questions about inchie arts you can go HERE.

If you would like to participate in the challenge, make sure you link your project on the EIC blog HERE. One random winner will be chosen next Friday to win a set of transferable images from Queen of Tart Cakes and some instructions on how to use them!  Fun stuff!

Hope you play along!

Emily

Friday, November 19, 2010

FWF-Hello Girlfriends!

I just LOVE this trio of purses from the October KOTM.  I decided to paper piece them with paper from Basic Grey Indian Summer.  This card is PERFECT for my friend who loves anything and everything purple and pink!  I kept the layout simple so that the focus was on those chic purses!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ippity new release!

Hello!  Today is the official release day for the new ippity stamps!  You know how I LOVE pay pal buttons (NOT)!  So if you see something you would like to buy, just email me for an invoice.  I hope to have prices and photos on my ippity page by late tonight!

Emily

Great Friend...

Hello!  Today I made a card with one of the new sets from The Stamps Of Life.  This set is called friends4ever, and I love the sentiments and the big leaf stem!  I used some DP from Pink Paislee and ran my brown CS through my textile CB folder.
Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

echo park...LOVE it!

This week, Paper Maniac is featuring projects using one of my favorite paper lines....echo park.  I made the card above with the Merry Christmas paper pack.  I love how adorable and affordable they are.  You get TONS of paper, journal boxes, borders, cardstock stickers, and adhesive alphas that are both big and large.  You can use the alphas on cards and scrapbook pages which is a big plus for me!
The newest addition of echo park, is the Wintertime collection.  I love the colors and the fact that you can use it for cards and scrapbook pages that are not Christmas themed.  Cute as can be!

This week Paper Maniac is also sponsoring the Wee Memories Challenge.  Head on over and check it out! You could win a gift certificate to the PM store for $20.00!
Hope you can play along!

Emily

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quickie CAS card-Merry Christmas Tree


Hello!  I used a scrap piece of DP from echo park's Everybody Loves Christmas collection.  The dimensional sticker is from Michael's dollar bin.  I dressed up the the edge of the sticker and the DP with some silver glitter.  Easy peasy!

I hope you have a great day!

Emily

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sympathy4you...


Hello!  Today I have some sympathy cards made with the new release, sympthy4you set from The Stamps Of Life.  I find that sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.  This set is a perfect addition to you stamp collection.  The sentiments are perfect for both the inside and outside of your sympathy cards.
I hope you all have had a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by,

Emily

Saturday, November 13, 2010

EIC114-Inspired by beautiful beads!


Hello!  Time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge.  These week the shop for your inspiration in Happy Day Designs.  They have some GORGEOUS jewelry to inspire you.  I was inspired by the green and red beads below.  I used stamps by MFT and the paper is from Echo Park.  The felt snowflake and stitched ribbon is stuff from my stash!

This week our sponsor is Whiff Of Joy stamps.  If you play along this week, make sure you link your creation to the EIC blog HERE.  Two random winners will be chosen next Friday.One person will win THIS beautiful necklace from Happy Day Designs, and another will win a free Whiff of Joy stamp.

Go get creative and crafty!

Emily

Friday, November 12, 2010

FWF-Forever Friends paper shadowbox

Hello! Happy Friday! Today I have a sweet little paper shadow box frame.  I can see me making more of these in the future.  I turned my into a door hanger/ornament.  I added some twine through the top and a vintage button.  I tucked it behind the box, because it was distracting in the photo!
There is a great tutorial on SCS on how to make these HERE.

I used stamps from Unity July and September KOTMs. I used a scrap from a doily, and made a rolled rose from some Pink Paislee 365 degree DP.  The background square is cut from a pair of old jeans.  I used distress inks and crackle paint on the paper frame.  I paper pieced the branch and bird with Pink Paislee DP, too!  I think that's it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Stamps Of Life-NEW releases!

Hello!  Today I have three cards using one of the newly released stamps sets from The Stamps Of Life, words4family.  I love that all of the words in this set match the fonts to so many other previously released sets.  In the projects above I used different sets with this new release.  Remember...if you are a club member you get special discounts on ALL releases!  Check out more information on TSOL blog HERE.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Basic Grey and Paper Maniac...Double LOVE!


Paper:  Sage Shadow CS, Basic Grey Curio DP
Accessories:  Black lace from Toil & Trouble by Girls' Paperie, black rhinestone flourish-unknown

This week, Paper Maniac is paying tribute to Basic Grey.  I just got the new Curio DP, and I must say, I am in love.  I love the distressed, vintage look of this collection.  FABULOUS!  I hope you all took advantage of the fabulous sales at Paper Maniac last week.  If not, you should check out all of the product in the clearance section that has been marked down AGAIN, and Spellbinders are all 20% off!

Have a great day!

Emily




Tuesday, November 9, 2010

No internet for two days, but HAPPY news!

Hello!  Sorry no post for today, but I have been without internet and phones for almost two days!  Luckily, I had my Monday post pre-scheduled!  Imagine my surprise, when I finally got on the computer to find that my card above was a Tuesday Trigger Target over on Moxie Fab World!  Doing a happy dance for both internet AND Tuesday Trigger!
I will have a new post for you tomorrow as long as this phone/internet glitch is REALLY fixed!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Monday, November 8, 2010

H{ippity} Hop-Fall altered album

Hello!  Here are a couple of photos of an altered album I have been working on.  The inside is not finished, but I wanted to show you the album put together and the cover.  I used all kins of distress inks, distress stickles, TH crackle paints, bling-you name it- I have a hodge-podge of stuff on this!  I actually made the album from a recycled cardboard box.  A lot of the DP is straight from my scrap bin.  The stamps of course, are ippity!  Hopefully I can show you the finished product soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TSOL-A couple more flowers2share cards for you!

Hello!  I have a couple of more cards to share with you using the new flowers2share set from The Stamps Of Life.  To find out how you can get this set or become a club member click HERE.  I will have some more cards later this week using three more new releases!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Saturday, November 6, 2010

EIC113-Guess Whooooooo?

Hello!  Time for another Etsy Inspired Challenge.  This week our shop is Putu Princess Escapes.  There are some very clean and simple style T-shirts in this shop.  I chose the T-shirt below as my inspiration.
Our sponsor this week is Some Odd Girl.  I used THIS digi image from the Some Odd Girl shop for my card above.  I colored it with Copics and added a sentiment from a Unity kit.  I printed the image onto a sheet of cardstock, and then cut the paper so that the branch lined up on the left side of the A2 card. 

If you would like to play along, make sure you link your creation to the EIC blog HERE.  Next Friday, Ashley will pick two random winners.  One person will win a T-shirt for the Putu Princess shop and another will win 3 free digis from the Some Odd Girl shop!

A great big welcome to Angie Blom, Our EIC November Guest Designer!  I ALWAYS enjoy Angie's fabulous scrapbook layouts and projects!  Welcome, Angie!

Have fun with this challenge and good luck!

Emilly

Friday, November 5, 2010

FWF-Embrace Your Funky Self!!

Hello! Happy Friday! Today I have an altered journal to share with you.  I used paper and chipboard elements from Crate Paper's Restoration collection.  I also used some vintage buttons, lace and rhinestones.  I recently started Weight Watcher's and needed a little food journal that was small enough to keep in my purse.  I love the Unity Melody Ross One Of A Kind set, and thought it would be perfect for this.  Writing down every single bite of food really helps me keep on my weight loss journey.  So far, I have lost 10 pounds!  I seem to be in a rut, and can't get over the 10 pound hump, but onward I will go!

Make sure you check out the big SALE at Paper Maniac!  A new big sale every single day!  Today, everything in the Winter Boutique is marked down 30%!  There are some winter and Christmas themed Unity stamps in there! :)

Emily

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger- A Study In Blue

I made this card for this week's Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab blog.  I knew right away that I wanted to use some DP from Anna Griffin's Darcey collection and some patent leather black ribbon from the same collection.  I have had that for a couple years now, but still love the clean, modern feel of this collection.  My sentiment is from Flourishes Tag Lines set.  I added some sheer, white polka dot ribbon and rhinestone to finish it off.  You can find the inspiration photo below!
Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

The Stamps Of Life new club release!

The Stamps Of Life has a new club kit release.  I think you will LOVE this one.  I have had so much fun making differnt "flower arrangements" with this set!

This set sells for $12.95 for non-club members and if you are a club member, then it is $10.95.  The best part is that stamps ship for only $1.00 per set!!!!!! Fabulous deal!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BIG SALE at Paper Maniac!

Hello!  Just wanted to let you know that Paper Maniac is having some fabulous sales!  I used the Unity Melody Ross, Domestic Bliss set above for this card!  This set is on sale for only $12.00!!!!!  I also used some Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen DP on this card!

You can click HERE to see Beate's tutorial on how to make one of these swing cards!

You will not want to miss a single sale!  A new sale category is posted over on the  PM site every day this week!

Emily

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hippity Hop-Warmest Wishes

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.  Ours was a bit cold and windy, but the kids had a blast!  We had fun hanging out with neighbors and having our traditional neighborhood  fire and after party.

Today I have a card I made using a sentiment from the ippity set, Season of Joy.  I used some Jovial DP by Basic Grey, and some felt stitched ribbon.  I LOVE the plaid paper from this collection.  Time to start whipping out those Christmas cards!
For the past couple of years, instead of making 80 of the same Christmas card, I just use the cards I make for challenges and my blog.  They are all different, and I can kind of pick which card is best suited to the receiver.  No more stress and redundancy of making 80 of the exact same card.  I love it!  I also do not send out the volume of cards I used to.  I am a bit more choosy who I send my handmade cards to.  What are your plans for Christmas cardmaking?  I would love to hear!

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily