Sunday, February 28

Sugar Creek Hollow Grand Opening Blog Hop

**Looking for my H{ippity} Hop post? Scroll down!**

It's Grand Opening at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!! I am so excited to be part of the celebration and Design Team!! We are kicking off the Grand Opening with a Grand Celebration!!! For today only, we are offering a free digi for for EVERY $10 spent. Spend $10 you get one free digi, spent $20 you get 2 free digis, spent $30...well you know the rest!

The Design Team has created a card for you to see these beautiful digis in use. Here's my card.

supplies ~ cardstock: The Paper Company (cream) & Georgia Pacific (white), dsp: K & Co. Ancestry, brads: Recollections, image: Sugar Creek Hollow

This card has also been entered in the Create4fun challenge this week and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

Now go visit the rest of the DT to see their beautiful cards. Then, go to Sugar Creek Hollow's website to purchase your favorite digis!!

H{ippity} Hop!

Welcome to this week's blog hop with {ippity} stamps! I'll keep it short and sweet since I'm a bit short on time!

I made this card for a family in our church who recently lost their baby. The mother was only 12 weeks into the pregnancy, but the Lord decided to take the baby early. I can't even imagine the grief of losing a little one. Please pray for them!

I did some embossed resist on the focal image. After stamping the flowers on the bottom, I used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and embossed with clear ep. Then I sponged some ink over the entire panel to soften the stark white. A few pearls on the mat finished the card.

supplies ~ cardstock: Georgia Pacific, dsp: DCWV Old World Stack, image: Unity January Stampin' Store Kit {Livin' and Lovin' Life}, sentiment: {ippity} Just Wanted to Say

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember that you can buy {ippity} from me at my {ippity} my blog!

Saturday, February 27

Yay! Time to play and party!

Yes, I really DID get to do a "for fun" card! I don't often have time for that lately, but I decided to make some time this week. And in just a few days, it will be Spring Break, and I'll have LOTS of time to stamp! And make sure you come to visit next week...I'll be showcasing Unity stamps and there will be giveaways!

Speaking of giveaways, head over to the Prima blog to get in on a fabby giveaway - but hurry!

Okay, on to my card.  ;)

This image is from Sassy Cheryl's and I colored it with (what else?) Prisma pencils and OMS. It caught my eye and my heart the moment I saw it! I really like how it came out.

supplies ~ cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white) & The Paper Company (blue), dsp: Papercraft Inspirations, flowers: stash, brads: Recollections

I've entered this card in the Saturday Spotlight With Hidden Potential challenge to "keep it clean", Paper Garden Projects challenge to bid "farewell to winter" and The Pink Elephant (sketch challenge).

Thanks for coming by for a visit! Remember to come back tomorrow for the Sugar Creek Hollow Grand Opening Blog Hop for a chance to win prizes!

PS ~ Do you love {ippity} stamps? You can buy them from me at my {ippity} blog!

Friday, February 26

Tea for two...Sugar Creek Hollow is sponsoring Our Creative Corner!

It's almost time for Sugar Creek Hollow's Grand Opening, and we're celebrating by sponsoring a challenge. This week the Our Creative Corner DT are using SCH images, and the SCH DT is playing along, too! We're using a sketch this week - my favorite!

My card today is an attempt at something vintage-y. I much prefer bright, cute and playful images or country themes and colors. Vintage and shabby are so pretty, but NOT me forte! So imagine my surprise when my card actually came out quite nice! I have a friend who loves tea, and I think I will send her this pick-me-up card to say hello.

supplies ~ cardstock: Georgia Pacific, dsp: The Digi Chick Worn Rough & Noel, flower: Petaloo, rhinestones: Darice, ribbon: Pebbles, images: Sugar Creek Hollow

I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to make something vintage. Well, at least I tried!  ;D

Thanks for stopping by today! Did you remember to get your freebie from Sugar Creek Hollow yesterday? It's a beauty! And remember to hop over to the rest of the Sugar Creek Hollow design team members for more inspiration! Here are the links:

Dani ♥ Donna ♥ JoanJoselineKristina
SarahStephanieTracy ♥
♥ March Guest Designer ~ Kelly

Wednesday, February 24

We're cookin' at AiFactory!

This week, Mia gave us some recipe cards to play with and YUM! I love to cook, and new recipes are always so fun to try! Check out what I made this week.

I kept it pretty simple: a 5x7 card base with some slots punched in the front so I can see what recipe I'm using. Inside, a scalloped border forms a pocket to hold some extra recipe cards to share or to collect recipes from someone else.

supplies ~ cardstock: Martha Stewart (red) & The Paper Company (black), images: AiFactory

And since the print is really hard to see, here's the recipe from Cooking Light, 2003:


  • 4  ounces  Cajun smoked sausage, chopped (such as Conecuh)
  • 3  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6  cups  coarsely chopped kale (about 8 ounces)
  • 1  (16-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed


Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add smoked sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the kale. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until the kale is tender. Stir in beans, and cook 1 minute or until soup is thoroughly heated.

I prefer collard greens to kale, so I substitute when I make this soup. Salad and some crusty break make this a great warm up!

Check out what the rest of the team has done, too!

Kerry, Lola, Fink, Angie, Carole, Erin, Penny, Michelle, Fliss, Monica, & Carlie

Like these recipe cards? Head over to the AiFactory website to get yours!

Sunday, February 21

Doodle Dragon gets GIRLY!

It's high time that Dustin's dragons show their feminine side! This week we want to see you make any of his dragons GIRLY! If you don't have any dragons from Doodle Dragon, head over to Dustin's blog - he has several to share (although you may have to dig for 'em)!  =D

This is another card I paper pieced digitally, then printed out. I couldn't quite get the colors adjusted right; this card is actually much brighter IRL.

supplies ~ cardstock: Georgia Pacific, digital papers: The Digi Chick (Worn Rough & Woodsy More Fun), pearls: Recollections, image: Doodle Dragon Studio

So let's see what you've got! Make your girly dragon creation, then head over to the Doodle Dragon Challenge Blog to link it up with Mr. Linky. You have two weeks to enter!

Thursday, February 18

Gettin' clucky with Sugar Creek Hollow

Hello, hello! It's finally Friday, and time to share a card from Sugar Creek Hollow! I love the country images Tracy has in her store, and this is one of them. The patchy rooster is just ca-ute!


supplies ~ cardstock: Martha Stewart, dsp: DCWV Crafty Stack, buttons: stash, image: Sugar Creek Hollow

I've entered this one in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. And remember there's a new freebie over at the Sugar Creek Hollow store!

Make sure you visit the Sugar Creek Hollow Design team for more inspiration!

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 17

AiFactory goes 3D

It's time for another AiFactory challenge, and this time we want to see a 3D project! You can get a list of all the designers at the AiF Challenge Blog. The design team was provided a calendar set to work with, and I knew as soon as I saw the medallions on each calendar that I wanted to make an ornament with one of my empty ribbon spools. Here's a sample of the calendar set:

I opened one of the calendars in my image editing software, selected just the medallion and deleted the rest of the image. I made sure to measure the size of the Nestabilities circle die I was going to use before sizing my image. Once it was printed out (two copies) and cut with the Nestabilities, I mounted it on a scalloped mat. To hide the core of the spool, I wrapped it with some coordinating ribbon before adhering the medallion to the front and back of the empty spool.

Great way to use up something you'd otherwise throw out, eh? If you'd like to purchase this calendar, be sure to visit the AiFactory store.

supplies ~ cardstock: The Paper Company (green) & Georgia Pacific (white), ribbon: Michael's, image: AiFactory

Thanks for coming to visit!

Sunday, February 14

{ippity} Hop with new releases!

Do you know that today there are new {ippity} releases? Well, of course you do, since I've been giving you peeks the last few days! Today you get to see the full reveal of ALL the stamp sets! But first, a card!

I made this with one of the first sets release last fall. I love how versatile this set is! I made the front of the card with a flower I made myself with a Sizzix die and a button. I wanted to keep it pretty simple, so I used kraft and just a bit of dsp to give the card a bit of rustic flair.

Inside is a sweet little treat for a friend: matching flowers from the front and a few buttons! The recipient can take the flowers and buttons off the acetate sheet to use on her own projects. I just love enabling people to make more cards!  =D

supplies ~ kraft: Bazzill, dsp: K & Co. Ancestry, buttons: stash

Make sure you visit all the {ippity} gals today for more {ippity} fun! You can see a full list right here.

So I guess you really want to see the new releases, huh? I suppose I've kept you waiting long enough! heehee  =D  Here they are!


Like what you see and want to get your very own? You can buy them from me at my {ippity} my blog! For this first week of the release only, you can get the $18 kits for only $15, and the $24 kits for $20. And every order to a US address over $50 gets free shipping! My sales site has regular prices listed, but I will take the discount off when I get your order.

International orders are welcome; just email me for a quote on shipping!

Thanks for coming by for a visit; have a terrific day!

Final {ippity} peek, and only 20 minutes to the full reveal!

Yep! Here's the final peek, and then you can shop your heart out!



PS ~ Do you love {ippity} stamps? You can buy them from me at my {ippity} my blog!

Saturday, February 13

Woohoo! More fun {ippity} peeks!

Another day of {ippity} peeks - are you ready?


PS ~ Do you love {ippity} stamps? You can buy them from me at my {ippity} my blog!

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