Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Motto!

Yes, I have a sweet tooth, and ice cream is my weakness!

I used the ice cream stamp from A Muse and made a little chocolate, vanilla and strawberry treat for this card. I cut the My Favorite Things open scallop border from PTI Vintage Cream cardstock to match the "vanilla" ice cream scoop and added a little strip of vintage pink cardstock.
Have a YUMMY day!

Guilty Pleasures in the Form of Television

I never used to be much of a television person, don't get me wrong, I enjoyed a night of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place in my younger days! Then I moved on in later years to Dawson's Creek, Grey's Anatomy, and The O.C.
However, lately my husband and I have been HOOKED on some Showtime Series, including Californication, Episodes and most recently, Shameless.

Two of our other favorites from FX and AMC are Rescue Me (which, sadly :( will be in it's last season this year)and Breaking Bad.

Mostly all shows with a "bad boy" character and some twisted humor or crude content, which is VERY different from my old favorites that I mentioned above! But for some reason, I can't get enough of them!
The season finales of Californication and Shameless were last week and Rescue Me and Breaking Bad have been on hiatus for awhile, so what's a girl to do but blog?!!
Have a happy Thursday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cataloging Gone Crazy!

Okay, so I started and now I can't STOP! I had seen other people before talking about cataloging their stamps and I hadn't really given it much thought until Noelle started talking about it on her blog. I don't usually like to take on such a big project unless I get feedback from someone who has done it. I was reading on Splitcoast Stampers and there were SO many people talking about it, that I actually started to feel overwhelmed (it doesn't take much!) But Noelle was kind enough to humor me and walk me through the process of how she did it! She even shared pictures! So, I took her cue and copied most of her categories, tweaked them a bit to fit my stash and now I am on a roll!
Here is my scratch paper with a rough list of categories:

Some stamp sets and "catalog pages"

 My plan for now is to just store them in their packaging by manufacturer. I may eventually move them into the Thin Stuftainers that Noelle uses for her Ippity/Unity. But at least I will have my master binder so I know what I have and where to find it! I am off now to stamp some more images~it's addicting!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friends With Flair

Hello and Happy Friday!
I came across this tutorial on Heather Nichols blog last week and thought this little mini accordian envelope album would be fun to make with my Ippity and Unity stamps.
I will be back in a bit to link up my supply list, had some blogger difficulties this morning and need to run!
Thanks for looking!

Paper~PTI Kraft, Webster's Pages
Stamps~Unity Undeniably You, Ippity A Moment In Time, Ippity Love In Return
Other~Maya Road Trim, PTI Doily Die, Martha Stewart Punches, EK Success Border Punch, Nestabilities, Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Envelopes, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Creative Memories Corner Rounder

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion Forward with Unity

Have you heard about the new Unity challenge?!  If not, be sure to click over and check it out! When I saw this challenge posted, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to ink up my Undeniably You set for the first time. I just love this sweet dress and the sentiments in this kit!

Paper~MME Stella Ruby, PTI Vintage Cream

Stamps~Unity Undeniably You
Ink~Archival Ink
Other~Perfect Pearls, Nestabilities, MFT Die-Namics, PTI Vintge Cream Ribbon, Flower from Michaels, Copic Marker, SU Watercolor Pencil

Have You Seen This?!

My friend Noelle sent me a lifetime supply of this awesome TWINE along with some other fun goodies for my birthday last month! What a happy surprise it was. I am ashamed to say I have been so behind on life lately that I haven't had the time to really give her a proper "thank you"! So tonight I sat down and got crafty with some of that twine and put together a little thank you card for her.  I had so much fun actually crafting, rather than organizing (boy, that project is getting old fast!). But I have to be honest and say it made my creating more enjoyable because I wasn't dealing with as much "searching" as I normally am! I also have Noelle to thank for part of that too, as she convinced me to organize some things by color and I took the plunge!  Luke helped me sort my buttons, brads and things like that this weekend and I am so happy I did!
Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of what I made tonight yet, but I can share a picture of this to die for twine, it's all the rage these days! LOL!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things....

Brooke's post inspired me to come up with a list of some random things that I *love*. I didn't come up with 100 or 101 but a handful and it will be interesting to do this again next year to see what changes and what loves remain the same!


ice cream sundaes * sunny days at the beach * luke's silly jokes * hazelnut coffee with irish cream * skinny jeans with boots * scrapbooking * cardmaking * Unity stamps * the sound of my husband's voice on the telephone * my pillow * fresh sheets * lace trim * crocheted doilies * chardonnay * bloghopping * shabby chic * cottage style decor * warm and cozy clothes * salty sea air *

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day


My favorite Irish Quote which I spotted on the wall in a pub in Galway....
"Work Is The Curse Of The Drinking Class" -Oscar Wilde

Good ole' Oscar couldn't have said it better!
Work is always getting in the damn way of my beer drinking! *wink*

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you!
May the Luck 'O The Irish be with ya!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

I made this little card over the weekend with my new Martha Stewart bunny punch. I had fun adding the little cotton tails! They make me smile :) I am definitely ready for Easter and Spring after the COLD blustery winter we had!

Stamp~Amuse Sentiment
Ink~Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper~Neenah, Amuse Gingham
Other~White Pom Poms, Martha Stewart Bunny Punch

Monday, March 14, 2011

H{ippity} Hop Monday

A simple card using the Ippity Farm Fresh set from the last release. The next stop on the hop is Mary and I'm sure she has something amazing for you! or stop by the Ippity blog for the full list of hop participants.

Stamp~Ippity Farm Fresh
Paper~Neenah, Stampin' Up
Ink~Chalk Ink
Other~Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Love My Tapes Fabric Tape

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Eva's Butterfly Blog Link Party

Good Sunday Morning to you!
Have you heard about Eva's Butterfly Blog Link Party?! If you are not familiar with her blog, you do not know what you are missing! Eva never ceases to amaze me with her talent, so when I saw that she was hosting this Butterfly Blog Link Party, I knew it would be full of inspiration and an event that I did not want to miss :)
So I am sharing some butterfly cards from my gallery. You may have seen these already but I hope you like them! I'm hoping to find the time today to create something brand new for this hop and if so, I will edit my post!

A Muse Gingham Cardstock, A Muse Sentiment, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Ippity Sentiment & Butterflies, Prima Flowers, K& Co DP

Ippity Stamps, Basic Grey DP, Maya Road Trim

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friends With Flair

Yay for Friday! I am certainly happy to have the weekend here. It's been a long one and I am looking forward to Luke's first karate tournament tomorrow, and then just hanging at home and hopefully getting some cleaning and crafting done!

I made this card the other night with the fun bicycle and balloon image from my Unity Feb 2011 Kit of the Month. Are you a Kit of the Month member yet?!?! What are you waiting for?!

Visit Rona next for some inspiration or check out the Unity blog for a full list of Friends With Flair!

Stamps~Unity Feb 2011 Kit of the Month
Paper~Echo Park Little Girl, Neenah
Other~Button from my stash

Monday, March 7, 2011

H{ippity} Hop

Welcome to this week's Ippity hop! I used the chandelier from my Regal Greetings set today to make this card along with an EK Success border punch and photo corner punch.
It was also my first time trying out my new bow maker tool that I ordered from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Pretty fun tool, I just need some practice with it!
Next stop on the hop today  is Susan with two gorgeous cards! or stop back at the Ippity blog for a full list!
Have a great week!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friends With Flair

Welcome to Friends with Flair. Check out the Unity blog for a full list OR
Next up on the hop is Michele!

Paper~Neenah, Stampin Up
Stamps~Unity Kit of the Month May 2010
Other~Zig Marker, Stickles