{ippity} Mojo

Can you believe this is the last Monday of November!?!? It's also my hubby's birthday today....he's 30....eeek.
I used two different {ippity} stamp sets for this weeks {Mojo Monday} card.
{Just Wanted To Say}
{Because Of You}
I stamped the big love background to create the background. I wasn't paying very close attention when I was stitching and oopsed a bit so I ended up just stitching along the two sides and really like it. It's a nice change to the stitching along all the sides. The scallop along the bottom is a last minute add on. I cut my card base to big and needed something to fill the space. This card turned out to be a lot of happy accidents :)
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If you would like to purchase {ippity} stamps, please click {HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Black Friday FWF

I'm not into Black Friday, are you?? I prefer to shop without thousands of people trying to get the same deals I am. I actually like to have most of my Christmas shopping done before today but I'm a bit behind this year. At least I know what I need though.
This card is a bit different only because it's a unique color combo for me. I've been trying to expand my color palette lately and have to admit, I'm loving it. I used my new {Friendly News} stamp. I've drooled over it for awhile and during Unity's last sale finally ordered it. I have to say it is one of my faves. I love the size of it and can't wait to use it for a scrapbook layout.
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To purchase {ippity} stamps, please click {HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Good News

I've had two days of some really EXCITING stamping news!! I've been dying to spill. One of the things I can't share yet ;) but the other I can tell!!
Some of you may have seen this card already. It was featured on the {ippity} blog and I was so happy it was chosen. Detail shot:

No, that wasn't the exciting news but I decided it was fitting to show today since
I'm now a member of the {ippity} design team
...aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I was so blown away when I got an email from Angela asking me if I would like to join....ummmmm....YEAH!!! My kids kept asking me why I was smiling :) Make sure you head on over to the {ippity} blog today too to check out the DT call. One of you could be joining me, Eva, Kelly and Eryn on the design team :)

If you want to purchase {ippity}, click {HERE} to go to my sales blog.
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{ippity} Layout

I had to use my new {ippity} stamps for a scrapbook layout. I took this picture of my daughter Mattea for an inspiration challenge on my friend {Libby's blog} and it turned out so cute, I knew I had to put it in her album. She was so happy she was going to be featured in blogland that she struck this adorable pose. I used the {ippity} set {Devoted}, {Life's Little Moments} and {Because of You}
You can click on each name to see the individual set or
You can buy your {ippity} stamps {HERE}!
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{ippity} Mojo

Did your weekend go as fast as mine did?? I can't believe it's Monday again. The kids only have school two days this week and then Thanksgiving break. I just know I'm gonna blink and it will be Christmas. Did anyone get to go see New Moon...I didn't :( I've been reading all the blog and facebook posts about how awesome it is and I'm so jealous!!! I'm hoping I can talk my hubby into going next weekend. If not, he's watching the kids and I'm going ;)
So, I bet your here to see my {MOJO MONDAY} card, right?? Well, here you go.I used my new {ippity} for this card, Devoted and Just Wanted To Say. The paper came with my Unity scrap kit of the month and I love it. To bad I can't remember the name of it right now...hehe. If you are curious, let me know and I can find out.
You can buy {ippity} stamps {HERE}!
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Merry Kissmas

I'm really happy with the way this {ippity} card turned out!! I finally had a chance to get some of the stamps inky and WOW!!! I LOVE THESE STAMPS! But I knew I would :) I stamped the snowflake from {Kissmas and Mistletoe} in Whisper White craft ink and stamped it (with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig) on kraft cardstock. I have to warn you, if you are going to try this it's super messy (because this ink dries slowly) but it's soooooooo worth the effort. I love the soft look of the background.
I had to use my other favorite stamps from this set too. The mistletoe and saying are adorable aren't they? I just love them. Of course, no creation is complete without a bit of gingham, so I had to add a little ribbon.
If you would like to purchase this stamp set or any other {ippity} set, please click {HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Appealing Polka Dots

Hi friends....I've got flair!! That's right, I got a card done in time for this weeks {Unity Friends With Flair Hop}.
I'm addicted to coloring now, so here's another one colored with some pencils. You are going to be seeing a lot of birthday cards from me for quite awhile. My mom needs like 40 birthday cards for next year. She manages an elderly apartment so she always orders a big bunch before the new year.
I love the colors of this one. I think I'm feeling the fall colors lately because I'm really drawn to them when I grab at colors.

I've been coloring some of the new {ippity} images but as of yet haven't gotten a full card thrown together. I have a stinking paper due in my ethics class (blah) this week and it's seriously killing my craft time. I wish my teacher could understand just how important these stamps are and cut me a break ;)
You can purchase your {ippity} HERE!!
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Yippity Skippity {ippity} Day!!

I'm so stinkin excited!! My first order of {ippity} stamps is going to be here today. Poor UPS guy, I hope I don't knock him over trying to rip (I mean gently take) the package from him. I will start shipping orders today, my second shipment won't be here just yet but shouldn't be too far behind. If you placed an order with me, I will email you when they ship. If you haven't yet ordered....WHY!?!? I mean these stamps rock!!!! If you want to check them out click {HERE} to go to my sales blog.In celebration of my new {ippity}, I decided to use some Unity stamps that I hadn't yet inked. I love this little church, but during my no coloring spell, I didn't know what to do with it. This is another one colored with my kids cheapo pencils. I really like the color combo (it's a new one for me). I'm having fun lately with brighter colors, maybe it's because we have snow on the ground here.
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More Kitties...

...and I don't even like kitties! I'm really allergic, so they make me miserable :) These kitties however are the kind I can tolerate. They are from the {Making Handmade Cards} kit Christmas Pets. If you think these little guys are cute just wait until you see the little puppy. He completely stole me heart!!
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Handmade Mojo

I have to admit this {Mojo Monday} sketch was T-O-U-G-H!!! I was determined to use the new e-kit from {Making Handmade Cards} but there really wasn't an image that worked for the circle element. I finally came up with the flower and button combo and I think it worked out. All the decorative papers and the cute little cat sentiment are from the {Making Handmade Cards Kit} that is yet to be released. I have some exciting news too. I'm now an Official Designer for {Making Handmade Cards}. They had asked me to be a guest designer awhile back and this kit is the first one I've used as an official member of the design team :)
Make sure you check out all the other Mojo Makers cards too!!
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Colored Pencils

I've fallen in love with colored pencils! In case you hadn't noticed I had quit coloring images, my copics started as a love relationship and turned into to a hate one. Don't get me wrong, I love the markers but I only have a few so I have a hard time blending with them and I still don't have a very good technique down. Maybe if I had the whole collection and a good teacher I would fall in love with them again. Too bad my budget won't allow it.
When I color with my kids I LOVE using colored pencils. They blend really nicely and I can get great shading. I don't know why I never thought to try it on cards (duh) but now that I have, I can't wait to color more. And get this, I used my kids pencils and they are the total cheapy Roseart brand ones. Check it out!Much cheaper than copics for sure :)
One more thing before I go. I made the most amazing, wonderful, addicting muffins today. Well, actually they are called cupcakes but they taste more like a a muffin. Anyway, I thought I would share the recipe. They are super quick and easy and moist and yummy and......I LOVE THEM TOO!! Here you go:

Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes
1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg

HEAT oven to 350ºF.
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix and pumpkin; mix well. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.
BEAT cream cheese with mixer until creamy. Blend in sugar and egg; spoon over batter. Swirl gently with small spoon.
BAKE 18 to 21 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
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Hey Chick

I completely forgot to share this card on my blog. I made it using one of the {Verve} sketches during the last release. The stamp set is called {On The Farm} and I won it on {Kim Hughes blog}, lucky me :) I'm obviously a huge fan of paper piecing and I thought these adorable chicks would look great pieced...and I was right...aren't they adorable!! I love all the patterns. The only thing I'm a little unsure about is the bow, it kinda looks just thrown on but it was in the sketch so I added it.
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Everyday Life

If you are a regular on my blog you've seen this picture a few hundred times. I just love it!!! I've used it for a few projects and this time I'm scrapping it in my oldest daughters album. (I love it so much all the kids have it in their books). For this layout I used my Unity scrap kits and the yummy papers that come with the kits. I cut the flowers out of one of the dp's included. I just got my newest scrap kit and need to get it inky still....I hate having uninked rubber in the house!!!
Make sure you check out my SU stamp sale {HERE} and the new ippity stamps {HERE}. I just love these stamps and want to share them with you all. I had to order more and my original order hasn't even gotten here yet. You can bet you'll be seeing a lot of ippity creations in the near future!!!
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Mojo Monday 112

It's Monday and I could use a margarita.....guess this will have to do ;)I had a busy weekend and this week isn't looking like it's going to slow down. Plus, my hubby leaves again tomorrow for another two weeks :( I have tons of stamps to pack up from the stash I've been clearing out. I still have some SU stamps for sale {HERE} and you can get Unity's new {ippity} stamps from me {HERE}.
Make sure you head on over to the {MOJO BLOG}. The mojo ladies are totally rockin this weeks sketch :)
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Have you heard about Unity's newest adventure??? I'm so excited about it and I have signed on with {ippity} stamps. I can't wait to get them in my hands. {ippity} is going to be a sister company of Unity but with sales potential for you. I have my starter kit coming and it should ship next week. If you are interested in purchasing {ippity} stamps from me please see my sale blog {HERE} or click on the {ippity} blinkie on the side of my blog.
Here is what I will have for sale:
{ippity} is going to be having a design team call in the near future and I'm super excited to get my submissions in...how bout you?? You know you want em!!


Because of the changes to Stampin Up's policy, I am no longer a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I am selling a lot of my SU stamp sets and some other items as well. Please take a look at the list below and feel free to {EMAIL ME} with any questions.

Sale Price - $5
Best Yet - gone
Birthday Whimsy
Cute and Curly - gone
Doodle That - gone
Live Like You Mean It - gone
Lots Of Thoughts
Make It Count
Organic Grace - gone
Perennial Favorites
Pocket Full Of Posies
So Many Scallops -gone
Sweet Dreams
Tart & Tangy - gone
Wonderful Words (very worn but still works fine) - gone

Sale Price - $10
A Flower For All Seasons
Admit It
Blooming With Love
Cause For Celebration
Dreams Du Jour - gone
Eastern Blooms - gone
It's a Stretch
Loads Of Love

Sale Price - $15
A Good Egg
A Little Birdie Told Me
Always - gone
Bella Blossoms
Doodle This
Give Thanks
Inspired By Nature - gone
Pick A Petal - gone
Unfrogettable - gone

click on each name to see the stamp set
Spring Blooms - gone
How Sweet It Is
What's In Your Tin 1 - gone
Thinking of You - gone
Flowers For Daisy -gone
(Only Spring Blooms comes in it's original package)

$7 - (2 available) NEW Summer Picnic Paper - Used in {THIS POST}
$7 - NEW Ski Slope Paper - Used in {THIS POST} - gone
$4 - (4 available) NEW SU Whisper White Note Cards - Comes with 20 cards and envelopes
$5 - Stampin Up Wire Works (26 gauge copper wire in 12 colors) Only used once. This is an older product from SU - gone

All sales are on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like a photo of the stamps please send me an email and I will get back to you. You can also search the Stampin Up stamp sets by name {HERE}.
Email me your purchases at rianicole@hotmail.com and I will email you back with the total including shipping. I will try to ship the most cost effecient way. I can get more than one set in a flat rate box to save you on shipping.

Mojo CONTEST Week!

Monday?!?! I'm sure how it keeps rolling back around so fast, but here we are again.
This is going to be a quick post today because I think I've finally caught the cold my kids were fighting last week. This week's {MOJO SKETCH} is a contest. Make sure you head over to the Mojo blog for all the details. This card was another super quick one using the scraps from the layouts I've been working on. I love these paper from Sassafras Lass. The colors are so bright and cheery!!
The stamp is from {Paper Makeup Stamps}, isn't it a great saying!!!