Sunday, December 19, 2010

No Frills H{ippity} Hop

Another very quick tag today! Not much free time on my hands these days, just like the rest of the world, BUSY BUSY BUSY!
Rosette: Lucky Girl Goods on Etsy
Stamps: Ippity Kissmas & Mistletoe
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks, Brilliance, Colorbox
Other: Tea Stained Tag, Staples
xx, Nora Anne

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just A Little Tag-FWF

Not much to share today, I'm so behind for the holidays so I am trying to limit my crafting time! The more behind I get, the more I procrastinate! Imagine that! It's a vicious cycle ;) One of these years, I will NOT leave everything til the last minute, but, I guess it's just my nature! LOL!
Check out the Unity blog for the full list of Friends with Flair today or continue on to the next stop: Andrea
xx, nora anne
Stamps~Unity Jillibean Soup Countdown to Christmas; Unity Bella Blvd. Mr. Frosty; Ippity Kissmas & Mistletoe
Ink~Unity Hybrid Ink; Brilliance, Stazon Craft White
Other~Tea Stained Tag

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

{Ippity} Blossoms

I'm featured on the {Ippity} blog today! Check it out HERE if you get a minute!

xx, nora anne

Monday, December 13, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Noel Banner

I made a Noel banner this weekend, but unfortunately I cannot get a great picture of the whole thing since it was dark and dreary last night when I finished it. But here are the individual pieces.

The letters are Tim Holtz Grungeboard. I painted them with cream acrylic paint, stamped with Ippity's Music of my Heart Background stamp, then a little green paint on top, finished off with some lime green stickles.
The music note and red swirl paper is from My Mind's Eye and some pleated trim from Webster's Pages along with some green ball trim from my stash finish off the top.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Next stop on the hop is McCine or you can see the full list on the Ippity blog.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just A Note

This was a mini card I made for Eryn's challenge IHHC50. I've shared it on SCS but not here on my blog yet. It was a crazy weekend in my house so I didn't have time to make anything new. Christmas party on Friday night, parade and spa party on Saturday, then my beautiful niece's christening on Sunday, all accompanied by a house full of company all weekend! Loved every minute of it!

Hope you had a great weekend too!

Next stop on the hop is Jen.

xx, nora anne

Stamps: Ippity Dots For Sure, Just Wanted To Say
Ink: Unity Hybrid Ink Burnt Umber, Memento
Other: Martha Stewart Baker's Twine

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Growing In Unity Winner

Thanks to everyone for all of your sweet comments this week! The winner picked by is Carol. CONGRATULATIONS Carol! You have your choice of one of the following kits:

Margarita Moments
Along for the Ride
Berry Good Life
Grow Yourself Extraordinary

Please contact Eryn – and let her know you won Growing In Unity, your prize choice and your address information!

xx, nora anne

Friday, December 3, 2010

Just Because it's my last day....

of Growing In Unity.....I thought I'd share a card with you using the new Bella Blvd. set, Sunny Happy Skies!

When I look at this set, I really think more along the lines of bright fun colors, however, I thought I'd go for a different look with more natural muted tones. Okay, I have to admit, it was more about laziness, because these supplies were with me in my living room and everything else was 2 floors up in the disaster I sometimes call my craft room!

All in all, I like the end result.

Thank you for all of your kind comments this week, thank you for taking the time to stop by and don't forget it's not too late to comment for a chance to win a prize from Unity! I will be announcing the winner tomorrow sometime!

Your next stop on the hop today is Lynn at the All Things Unity blog.

Have a great weekend!

Paper: Basic Grey Origins
Trim: Webster's Pages, Twine
Punch: Martha Stewart
Ink: Unity Hybrid
Button: Jenni Bowlin
Stamps: Bella Blvd. Sunny Happy Skies, OA (dotted swirl)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Do You?

Love to Scrapbook?
Love to drink wine with your friends?
Then these are perfect for you!

xx, nora anne

p.s. Scroll down just below for my Growing In Unity post for Thursday!

Growing In Unity ~ Day 4 and Hip Hop Sketch Challenge

Welcome back for day 4 of Growing In Unity! I made this card with these beautiful Making Memories papers and some Amuse woodgrain cardstock for the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge HHSC34. The wreath is from the Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month, love this image, it can be used for Christmas, fall or any other time of year-so versatile!
Be sure to leave a comment today (and all week) for your chance to win a prize from Unity!
That's all for now-see you tomorrow!
xx, nora anne

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 3 ~ Growing In Unity

My card today is made with another Ippity new release and some fussy cutting. I am just having too much fun with these stamps! Make sure to leave a comment again today for your chance to win a prize from Unity at the end of the week! In addition to being the Growing In Unity gal this week, I am also the Unity Addict Challenge Guest, and I am challenging you to make a card using the "fussy cutting" technique. This originated as a quilting term, but is now also popular in papercrafting and basically means to cut out a design from paper to add dimension. So stop by the Unity Challenge forum on Splitcoast Stampers for another way to win a prize from Unity!

Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Mini Deck
May Arts Ribbon
Ippity Sing a New Song
Ranger Distress Ink

Recollections Pearls
Spellbinders Labels 10
Bazzill Cardstock

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Growing In Unity~Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Growing In Unity! Today I thought I would share a card made with the new Ippity release set, Cuppy Cakes. I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper with some Martha Stewart designer paper and used my Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals to cut the same paper for the background of the cupcake. The rest of the cupcake was colored with copics. The sentiment stamp is from Party Hat Wishes, another new Ippity release.
Both sets are available for purchase on my Ippity blog and orders over $50.00 will receive a FREE Straight From the Heart Set (along with FREE shipping and the usual goodies included with all orders!)

Thanks for visiting today! Make sure to leave a comment today and the rest of the week for your chance to win some goodies from Unity!

xx, nora anne

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday!

Gotta "post & run" today! Made this card with the ippity new release stamps~check 'em out HERE! Be sure to come back tomorrow, I'll be sharing a card each day this week for Growing In Unity. Leave a comment all week for a chance to win a fun prize from Unity! Next stop on the hop is LISA.
Have a great day!
xx, nora anne

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! Ours was great and I even got some great Black Friday deals too! The card I'm sharing today was made with a stamp from my Unity KOM and Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folder. I distressed the cardstock with Ranger Distress Ink a bit after embossing. The image was stamped with a blue chalk ink and I also used the same ink to change the color of the ribbon (it was originally yellow).

Luke and I made these turkeys for his pre-school class, so I thought I would share these as well!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm going to keep it brief. It's 1:30 am and I just got back from my midnight shopping spree. Tired and stuffed from all the Thanksgiving goodies!
xx, nora anne
p.s. Next stop on the hop is Jen Marie or you can go back to the Unity blog to see the whole list of Friends With Flair!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Challenge-WMSC24

Have you seen this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #24?
I had so much fun with it, that I made 2 cards, instead of 1. I really love these vintage images and how they fit with my Spellbinder dies. I love the clean look you get when you have a die that matches the stamped image. Anyway, thanks for taking a peek at my cards! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Stamps-Waltzingmouse Seasons Of Love-Tags, Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas
Ink-Unity Hybrid Ink, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper-Amuse Cardstock, K&Co
Other-Velvet Trim, Stickles, Martha Stewart Glitter Glue

Stamps-Waltzingmouse Seasons Of Love-Tags, Ink-Unity Hybrid Ink, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper-Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Basic Grey Jovial
Other-Nestabilities Pinking Circles, Making Memories Lace Trim, Webster's Pages, Scalloped Sparklers
xx, nora anne

Silhouette Giveaway!!!!!

WOW! I have been DROOLING over the Silhouette machine for well over a year now and just entered THIS giveaway to try to win one!!!!
Go check it out!

Good luck if you enter and WISH ME LUCK ;)

xx, nora anne

Monday, November 22, 2010

How YOU Doin?

I cut this cute window frame card out on my cricut, then stamped the overlying frame with Gurnsey Gingham using Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The cute sheer ruffly ribbon is actually from a jewelry making kit that I got on clearance at Michaels', so it's supposed to be part of a necklace. I covered that with a row of Amuse twinkles in green. The sentiment panel was cut from a Nestabilities label die and then stamped with the word "enjoy" from the new release set "How YOU Doin" *hence my title*.
Have a Happy Monday!
xx, nora anne

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snowman Thinking of You

I picked up this cute Great Impressions snowman stamp last week while visiting Pat and Lee at One Little Spark. I thought he was just so adorable and couldn't wait to get him inky.
I paper pieced his hat with one of the patterns from my Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 6x6 mini deck and colored the pine on his twigs with a green Copic marker (also from One Little Spark). I added some silver Martha Stewart glitter, I liked the look of silver with this card rather than a clear or white glitter for some reason.
I cut him out with an oval nestability and then a scalloped oval in black bazzill to frame him. The cute black scalloped border is from My Favorite Things, I am really loving their Die-namics, have a long wishlist there-haha! The scrappy wishlist never has an end, does it?!
For my triple loop bow, I followed THIS tutorial that I stumbled upon on SCS and finished it off with some punched snowflakes and a pretty pearl brad by Recollections.

This is one of my favorite cards in a long time, this Cosmo paper is going to get A LOT of use from me, just LOVE it!

Oh, and how can I forget, the "thinking of you" sentiment is from the new Ippity release set "How YOU Doin". Click HERE if you'd like to check it out along with all the other adorable new releases!

Happy Sunday! xx, nora anne

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday! I hate the feeling of getting sick right before the weekend, but I think it's happening - blah! I guess it was inevitable since my little guy was sick last week and I could only fight it off for so long.
I just hope I'm not too sick to play with all of my new stamps! Have you seen the new Ippity release?! I have been creating with these all week and having so much fun! I'll be sharing more next week. For today, I thought I would give my Ippity stamps a break and use my Unity November Kit of the Month. So many great images in this kit ~ I can't wait to get them all inky! I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for my card.
Well, before you move on to the next stop, the talented Angie, check out my Ippity blog and see how you can get a FREE ippity past release, Straight From the Heart!
Enjoy your weekend!
xx. nora anne

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Time!

The moment YOU'VE been waiting for!
The Fall 2010 {Ippity} release blog hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to share two cards with you today that I made with the new release stamps. The first one is a girly birthday card made with "Party Hat Wishes", a SUPER cute birthday set that is a MUST have!

The second card I am sharing is made with the very unique and totally cute "Farm Fresh" that is great for all you country girls and boys out there!

All 8 sets as well as the Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Deck Circa 1934 are available for purchase HERE and NOW! Some sets are in stock and others are on order and will be sent upon receipt from Ippity.

QUESTIONS?! Email me at

BEST OF ALL! Orders over $50 for TODAY only will receive a FREE Straight From the Heart set (while supplies last), perfect for the upcoming Valentine season :) And as always FREE shipping on U.S. orders and a pack of goodies included with every order!

Visit the Ippity blog for the full list of Hip Hoppers today! Or if you've come from Kelly's blog, then the next stop is Noelle with some wonderful Ippity inspiration :)
I appreciate you stopping by today and your comments are always appreciated!
Hugs, nora anne

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Releases Revealed!

Only 2 more days until the new sets are available for purchase! Have you seen the kits that have been revealed on the Ippity blog this week?! I just LOVE THEM ALL! So many possibilities and the Design Team has been creating some FABULOUS projects all week and posting on their blogs!

Another super exciting announcement - we will no longer be selling 12 x 12 paper packs, but 6x6 MINI DECKS! and the first one is Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934! This paper is just GORGEOUS! and will be available HERE starting Thursday while supplies last!

Can't wait to share my new Ippity projects with you on Thursday's Hip Hop! See you then!
xx, nora anne

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Excitement Is Building!

Only 3 more days until the new Ippity Fall 2010 release! The first two sets were revealed yesterday on the Ippity blog. Did you see them?! They are FABULOUS! I played with them all weekend and enjoyed every minute of it!
I also made these 2 cards with stamps from the older releases.
1st card:
Stamps-Ippity Season of Joy
Ink-Silver Memento,
Paper- SU Cardstock, Martha Stewart gingham, Black Papertrey Ink
2nd card:
Stamps-Ippity Season of Joy, Ippity Dots for Sure
Ink-Colorbox, Memento
Paper-SU Cardstock
Other-Pearls, Cricut

Now hurry on back to the Ippity blog for the full list of hop participants!

Friday, November 12, 2010

One Of A Kind

I don't know about you but I am looking forward to the weekend! For the usual reasons, but also because starting on Sunday, the Ippity DT will start sharing projects made with the new release scheduled for November 18th! YAY! I can't wait to be inspired by all of their talent.
My card today is a simple one made with a very cool stamp designed by Melody Ross for Unity. Love her~an amazing artist with an incredible story!
Thanks for visiting me today, continue on the hop by clicking HERE to visit Sarah's blog.
Enjoy your weekend!
xx, nora anne

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Waltzingmouse Card

Here is Waltzingmouse Card #2! I really love these stamps and it's so great that she offers free shipping over £50GBP even to the U.S.!

I see more Waltzingmouse stamps in my future!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Merry Christmas

I know, it's only November, but December will be here before we know it! So I have another Christmas card to share today. I just love the "Season Of Joy" set by Ippity and it works perfectly with Nestabilities Labels 13.
I cut the cute little pendants out from Basic Grey 6x6 Wassail pad and layered them over some lace trim.
Well, thanks for stopping by today!
And don't forget, only 11 more days until our next IPPITY RELEASE! YAY!

Friday, November 5, 2010


You know what that means, it's the Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop! I have two cards to share today, one using the cutest owl EVER and another peculiar card I made using one of the Suzi Blu stamps for Unity.

Card 1: DP~K&Co; Stamps~Unity Lollipop Tree You & Me and Owl from past KOM. Other~Unity Hybrid Ink, Copics, Embroidery Floss, Fancy Pants Flower Overlay.

Card 2: DP~K&Co; Stamp~Suzi Blu for Unity; Ink~Unity Hybrid; Other~Tulle, Trim, Prima Bling, Doily, Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Stickles, Copics

Happy Friday! Next stop on the Hop is the lovely Rachel (unless her baby decides to come today! in which case you can check the Unity blog for the next in line!

xx, nora anne

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Have you seen the peeks????

Enough said!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugar Hangover

Have YOU ever had a sugar hangover?! November 1st and I find myself up at 4:30 in the morning making my card for the hop. The time got away from me this weekend, I guess I was too busy eating candy bars and trick or treating!
I guess insomnia is not a bad thing when you have some cardmaking to do!
I felt I needed a little something extra when I finished my card, so I decided to add the white dots at the end~bad idea! I couldn't find my white pen, so decided to try the new Inkssentials Enamel Accents. Added a little something to my "blah" card. But as I got up to grab my camera, I sent a gust of air towards my propped up card and it fell over smearing my dots. I did the best I could to fix it, but at this time of the morning I was not about to re-do it, so here you have it, my completed card~smeared dots and all!
Enjoy the H{ippity} Hop this morning. Here's a full list of participants!
xx, nora anne

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Unity, Jillibean Soup and the Girls Paperie

I have two layouts today to share with you. The first one is a total CASE of THIS LAYOUT by Lesley Langdon, I am a huge fan of her work! I haven't added a photo yet, but you get the idea. Don't you just LOVE this paper line from Jillibean Soup?! and have you heard the EXCITING news?! Unity and Jillibean Soup just released four amazing stamp sets that coordinate with this paper and they couldn't be any cuter!

Stamps used: Unity Itty Bitty-Snowbody Warms My Heart, Ippity Book It
Trim used: Webster's Pages pink tutu, Jute Ribbon Natural
Other: Smooch Spritz, Ranger Distress Ink, Lime Stickles, Jillibean Soup Stickpins, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
My next layout is made with the Girls Paperie, Toil and Trouble, another fabulous paper line. I had so much fun making this layout using my Unity Good Time Vintage Banner set. I can see a lot of wear and tear on these babies! SO many ways to use them!

Stamps used: Unity Good Time Vintage Banner Set, Unity Kit of the Month (pumpkins)
Trim used: Webster's Pages pink tutu, Jute Ribbon Natural
Other: Tattered Angels Chalk Spritz, Sizzix 3d Flower Die, Eyelet Outlet skull brad, Ranger Distress Inks, Dew Drops, Nestabilities Pinking Circles
Thanks for stopping by today! Next up on the hop is the talented AJ!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My First Waltzingmouse Card

As soon as I discovered the Waltzingmouse site, I fell in love with so many of Claire's stamps! Coming from an Irish family with many relatives still in Ireland, the Irish Blessings set appealed to me immediately. I ordered them along with a few other sets and I finally got around to inking them up this past weekend.
I used Basic Grey Origins and my Nestabilities Labels 10 to create this card.
Thanks for stopping by today!
xx, nora anne

Monday, October 25, 2010

Warmest Ippity Wishes and a Challenge

I have a holiday card to share with you today using stamps from {ippity}'s Season of Joy set and Music of My Heart. This card is also being shared for Kelly's challenge ( HYCCT04) on SCS as part of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges going on all month. Her challenge is Four by Four, use four layers of paper and four embellishments/additions to your card. I used ribbon, button, twine and stickles.

For some great deals on {ippity} past releases click HERE!
I'm keeping it short and sweet today, it was a long and exhausting weekend and I'm going to snuggle with Luke now before he goes to bed and get ready to start the week.
Happy Monday!
xx, nora anne

Friday, October 22, 2010

Today I have a mini book to share that still needs a few finishing touches and photos, of course!

The base of the mini book is a Sizzix die and the holly is die cut from Tim Holtz grungeboard paper, then sprayed with Smooch Spritz and stickled a bit with copper Stickles. I used Fancy Pants Tradition throughout my project, love this line!
Do you recognize this Christmas tree?! This is one of Unity's new Itty Bitty's, if you haven't checked these out yet, they are so cool! Great size stamp for a great price!

Another Unity stamp from one of my Kits of the Month (hmmm, can't remember which month it is!)
I made the flower from crepe paper and a Martha Stewart button punch, and finished off with some stickles and twine.

Some more crepe paper and Martha Stewart glitter, with a few Martha Stewart snowflakes punched and layered.

Fabric tape from Love My Tapes!

Another CUTE Itty Bitty by Unity! Gotta check em out at the new Unity website HERE! And if you didn't start out at the Unity blog, go -------->>> HERE to see a full list of Friends With Flair!
Happy Weekend!
xx, nora anne