Thursday, January 21, 2010

{ippity} Pre-CHA sale prices!

Don't forget, from now until Tuesday, January 26th, enjoy sale prices on all 8 sets of {ippity} stamps from the Fall Release!!!! Check out my {ippity} blog for more details!---->>> CLICK HERE!
And I have to say I am SO excited for the Winter Release, you are going to LOVE them!! Join us for the Release Party on February 15th! Stay tuned to the {ippity blog} for more details!
I am having so much fun with my {ippity} stamps and YOU CAN TOO!!!!
Here's a card I made using a flower from the Because of You set. Yours for only $19.00 plus S&H!!! until Tuesday, when the price will go up to $21.00. Still a great deal since the MSRP for this set is $24.00!!! and remember with each purchase you will receive a free gift from me! A fun card making kit including 2 white notecards, several sheets of beautiful 6x6 patterned paper and coordinating ribbon.
Have a great weekend and for those of you going to CHA-ENJOY!

xx, Nora Anne

Monday, January 11, 2010

My First {ippity} Hop and a New Job

So, for a long time I have visited and enjoyed all of the blogs that participate in the Unity Blog Hop. Although I have TONS of Unity Stamps, I've never participated myself. I decided to join in to the {ippity} hop since I am now officially an {ippity} chick! (I just love that name :)
The challenge this week was to use buttons on your card. I made a very simple card since I'm a little crazy this week. I am starting back to work in the Health Benefits field after a 7 month break. During the "break" my sister and I bought the Scrapbook Cafe, our local scrapbook store that was about to close, so I have been really busy with that. But since I was offered a job with a pension and benefits in the same career field I was previously in, I couldn't turn it down. My sister is going to pick up the slack at the shop and I will be there as much as I can.
I am trying to stay positive about this new chapter in my life, but I have to say I am not overly excited about it. Considering, the economy I have to realize I am so lucky to have this opportunity so I am keeping my chin up!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the {ippity} hop and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: Ippity Straight From the Heart stamp set, Memory Box papers, Memento ink, Prima and Making Memories flowers, MME button.

xx, Nora Anne

Saturday, January 9, 2010

This is (was) my Craft Room.

When I took these pictures last year, they were meant to be "before" photos. My plan was to do some super-organizing and then decorate and make it cute & crafty looking. Well, so much for plans! Today you can barely walk in the loft. The trouble began around the time Colleen & I took over the Scrapbook Cafe. I slowly began bringing things from home to the shop and it got to be WAY too much! So I brought some stuff back home and never put it back in it's place. Then, everytime I needed something for a project, I would make a bigger mess. Now it's OUT OF CONTROL! so then I decided to clean out the attic, and that made the mess EVEN BIGGER!
So I was looking on Flickr tonight and came across some craft room photos that got me thinking about my HUGE MESS. Maybe someday soon (probably not) I can post some "after" photos that will inspire! LOL! I am not being pessimistic in saying probably not, I just know that I will not be able to make the time for AWHILE! But it's on the "to do" list somewhere!
This is what I dream of it looking like some day! Any one of these will do! (photos snagged from

So now that you've seen my mess, I will share two cards I made using my new {ippity} stamps and new Memory Box paper I picked up at One Little Spark, SO pretty!

Have a great weekend xx
Nora Anne

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Basic Grey Giveaway & 1st {ippity} Card

Check out this awesome Basic Grey Giveaway over at Get Sketchy! All you have to do is enter is become a follower of this FUN blog! There are a few other things you can also do to get more entries, find out how by visiting them here.

I did my first card using my new {ippity} stamp set, Straight From The Heart and some My Mind's Eye patterned paper. I just love this set from {ippity's} first release, so cute :) I am working on additional cards with Because of You and will post them soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
xx, Nora Anne

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Things I Hate and Things I Love!

I HATE MY WINTER SKIN! It is dry and it is itchy. I exfoliate, I apply lotion, daily, nightly. I use mild soap recommended by my dermatologist. But, regardless of all of this, I itch. My arms, particularly my left arm, just itches. And I hate it. Wrrraaahhrrr!! It drives me crazy. So I complained and I am done...LOL! and now I'll move on.

Today was the Layout of the Month at the Scrapbook Cafe. It went well. We sold out of almost all of the Webster's Pages Home for the Holidays and Pink Paislee Cupid, I love both of these lines. Here are two layouts I did with them.

I can't wait to create some projects using the Cupid Line with my new {ippity} stamps (speaking of things i LOVE!)

And at the very top of my list of {loves} today is David Duchovny. I was never much of a fan as I hadn't seen many of his movies/shows, but now my husband and I are addicted to Californication and I am addicted to Hank Moody! LOVE HIM! Since we discovered the show during Season 3, I bought my husband Season 1 and 2 for Christmas and we have been enjoying it since! We are still on Season 1 and Hank has been getting himself in some real trouble already! I can't wait for more!

One more week until I start my new job, back to real life, back to the reality of getting up EARLY, dressing for work in something other than jeans and UGG boots, commuting and being "professional". I was a little excited, but now that it's only a week away, I am more dreadful. We'll see how it goes...........

Happy Sunday!
xx, Nora Anne