{ippity} Tutorial

Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial I posted today on the {ippity} blog. Click {HERE} to see the whole thing.


Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this monster from {Paper Makeup Stamps}!?! I love the look on his face and he seems oh so shocked at the number 30?
Two of my cousins are turning 30 in January and I can't wait to rub it in :) They use to give me so much crap because they were older than me. It was such a bummer when they got their drivers license a whole 8 months sooner than I did! I've been waiting a long time for them to turn "old"...hehe. I won't be far behind but I will savor every minute!!
This is for my guy cousin and I'm still working on the girl version...I'll show you when I get it done :) I'm also hoping to finish up my December Daily Album in the next few days so I will post those pics too!
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{ippity} Hop

So did you have a Merry Christmas?? My family and I had a great time but WOW was it chaotic. We got together at my parents house and 6 kids pumped full of holiday excitement is A LOT!!! hehe :)
It's hard to believe this will be the last H{ippity} Hop of the year. 2010, that just seems weird. I have no idea where this year went but I'm looking forward to another new year. I love the possibilities of each new year. Last year I set a creative goal for myself to join a design team and get published. I'm so happy to say that I accomplished both. :) My card comes out in the next issue of {Paper Crafts} which hits stores at the end of January! I can't wait.
This weeks H{ippity} Hop hostess is Eryn and her challenge is to "resolve" to try something new! I used my NEW Martha Stewart punches that go around the edges. I think this one is called double loop :)
I used Because of You and Just Wanted to Say for this card. I'm not sure I'm loving it but it is what it is. My mojo was slow coming for this card, taking a break from crafting always puts a kink in things. Luckily, I had Julee's awesome {Mojo Monday} sketch to kick start things or I might have turned up with nothing. Make sure you head on over to the {Mojo Blog} to check out all the fab cards. Also, stop by the {ippity} blog and do the hop :) There are always fabulous creations, lots of fun chit chat and PRIZES!!!
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The Last Christmas Card of the Year!!

Goodbye until 2010 Kissmas and Mistletoe :) I LOVE this set but I can't even think about making another Christmas card!! Here is the very last one.I love that adorable mistletoe all tied up with a bow :)
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H{ippity} Hop

Another Monday, another H{ippity} Hop!! I love how much happier Monday's are with these hops!!
My kids are out of school for two weeks and so far so good...hehe. We rented a few Wii games that seem to be keeping them busy so far. I still waiting for, "I'm borrrrrreeeeeed". Plus, they are getting so anxious for Christmas and their Daddy to come home :)
Is everyone ready for Christmas?? I AM!! I was going to make a Christmas card for today's hop but I just couldn't do it. I LOVE the {Kissmas and Mistletoe} set but I'm ready to stash it for awhile....I think I'm on Christmas overload. So I used {Life's Little Moments} and {Just Wanted to Say} instead. December is a month of birthdays in my family (my brother's is today!!!) so I needed a few birthday cards. Today Eva is hosting the H{ippity} Hop and her challenge was to make a gift card holder. Well, I sort of cheated. Technically mine could hold a gift card, but it wasn't specifically designed for one ;)
Make sure you head on over to the {SCS forum} to find the challenge thread and also to chit chat!!!
Also, head on over to the {Mojo Monday Blog} to enter your card in this weeks challenge!! Here is Julee's fabulous sketch for the week!!
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Another Fun Announcement

I got so many of my friends and family all worked up about a month ago when I announced on Facebook that I had two pieces of REALLY exciting news to share (both stamp related). My sister even called me the next day (bright and early) to ask what was up. Well, she's my sister so I told her ;)


She wasn't very excited...hehe. No one in my family has a paper craft obsession like I do, so sharing the news with them is really no fun. Even my hubby went, "oh, cool". So now I FINALLY get tell all of you and I'm so glad there is someone out there who can share in the excitement with me :)

I'll be joining the current team members:
Katie Cotton (company owner)
Christi Thorsen
Lisa Kind

Tangii Crain
Tina Hale
Dawn Barrett
Lisa McKinney
Randee Elsing

and these fine ladies will be joining with me:
Melyssa Connolly
Gabriela Arriaza
Amber Kroenig
Danni Bindel
Christi Snow

In honor of today's announcement I made none other than a {Paper Makeup} card.Make sure you head on over to the {Paper Makeup blog} to say congrats to all the other girls :)

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Me and My House

Happy {Friends with Flair} Friday!! I barely made it onto the list this week. I wasn't sure I was going to have time to make a card for today, and truth is....I didn't :) This is one of the first cards I made when I got my hands on my {ippity} stamps and it's just been sitting in my computer waiting to be shared!
Looking at this card, I realize I've been ignoring the {Devoted} set. I don't know why, it's one of my favorites!! It's been so long ago now that I can't remember if I used Taken with Teal or Tempting Turquiose? Anyway, whatever color it is, I stamped the branch from {Devoted} in the same color as the paper to create a subtle background.
Hope you have a great weekend and stop back by tomorrow. I have a super exciting announcement!!!!
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Eye Adore....

Eye adore the color green
Eye adore polka dots
Eye adore this {Paper Makeup Stamps} monster When I was coloring this image my oldest daughter said, "Mom, I think you need to back off the color green a bit." hehe....she know its my favorite color. She thought the monster should be colored red. In honor of her comment, I made her this card (I think it will be her Valentine) and I couldn't resist layering on the green. I know, I know, I'm intentionally doing the opposite of what she told me too, and I know one day she'll pay me back with this same haha attitude, but I couldn't help it :)
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December Daily Album Days 7-15

Here are day 7 - 15. I tried to comment on some of the pages. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me :) You should be able to click on most of the pages to see them larger.
Day 7 and 8: My hubby left on the 8th for two weeks worth of work. I snapped this picture of my son clinging to him as he left. I printed the picture as an 8x10 then cropped it 8x8 so it covered the whole page. The title "bye daddy" was all the journaling that was needed. Day 9:
Day 12: This was our annual Guzman family christmas. There were so many pictures I wanted to include that I just made two photo collage prints at Walgreens.com and then cropped them to fit the page. SUPER EASY!
Day 13: I typed the lyrics for Frosty the Snowman on the page of the right.
Day 13: The kids made a snowman all by themselves :)
Day 13 Snowman: I stamped the snowman from the {ippity} set Kissmas and Mistletoe in Old Olive ink and gave him a gingham ribbon scarf. I tacked it in place with a rhinestone brad and popped it up on foam tape.
Day 13:
Day 13: It was a long weekend and the kids were exhausted on the way home. I couldn't resist snapping this photo.
This story actually happened on a day in early December. I kept telling it to people and realized I wanted to add it to the book to remember it. I popped it in on a day that was uneventful. I don't number all the pages in my book for this reason. To me, it's just about remembering the season, not always each individual day.

H{ippity} Hop

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday!!!! I'm super excited to be this weeks hostess. Last week was so much fun and we have another great turn out this week too. If you have {ippity} stamps you should join us. If you need {ippity} stamps, make sure you check out my {SALES BLOG} I have plenty of stamps on hand to ship out immediately and I have an order coming today so I will have ALL the stamps in stock :)
Since I'm the hostess this week, that means I got to pick the challenge. I decided on
I used the month stamp from {Life's Little Moment's} for todays card and a lot of bright green :) Of course, I used Julee's fabulous {Mojo Monday} sketch for this card.
To play along, upload your {ippity} creation to the SCS forum challenge thread and use the keyword IHHC2. This weeks prize is an {ippity} logo stamp set!
Now head on over to the {ippity} blog to check out the list of participants and swing by the {Mojo blog} to check out all the sketch cards too :)


...the {ippity} dt members on the blog. Kelly and Eva were last week, up today is Eryn and I. Make sure you head on over to the {ippity} blog to check it out :)
Next Saturday we will introduce the two final members of the {ippity} design team. There is still time to submit your application, click {HERE} to see all the details.

Live, Laugh, Love

I love the Simply Home set from {ippity}! All the images are just too adorable. This tree has to be my favorite image from the whole set. For today's {Friends With Flair} card I stamped the tree in Sage Shadow ink on one of{THESE} Making Memories Journal cards. The little button on the tree was inspired but {THIS} card my friend Heather made. Not only can she make cute cards with this set, she illustrated it too!The decorative paper is from My Minds Eye. I stamped the birdie on last minute and I think he ended up being a cute addition.
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Look At Those Eyes

Isn't this puppy adorable?! I used the {eKit Christmas Pets} from Making Handmade Cards. The puppy, sentiment and paper are all included. Plus there are some super cute kitties too! Make sure you swing by {Making Handmade Cards} to check out all their stuff :)Thanks for stopping by!

December Daily Album Days 1-6

I love the December Daily album that {Ali Edwards} makes every year. I made one last year and it was one of the things I looked forward to this holiday season. I tried to list where some of the products I used came from. (If you have any questions please feel free to email me). Most of the papers and stickers are from {Stampin Up's Christmas Jingle Kit}.
If you missed this year's cover, you can see it {HERE}.

Day 1:
Decorating the Tree sentiment is from {The Cutting Cafe}. Detail Shot:
I used the tree from the {ippity} stamp set {Kissmas and Mistletoe}. I stamped it in Old Olive ink on Kraft cardstock and added a jeweled rhinestone brad.
Day 2:
I used the border stamp from {Unity's Capture Life} set.
Day 3:
Day 3:
I used the {ippity} stamp set {Life's Little Moments} for this page.
Day 4 & 5:
Day 4:
I used the {ippity} stamp set {Life's Little Moments} for this layout.
Number Border
Journal Box
Detail Shot:
I used the {ippity} number stamp from {Life's Little Moments} to create this border. I inked the whole stamp in black and then used a baby wipe to clean the ink off of the 4. I then used a Real Red SU marker to color the four. I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to help me line up the stamp.
Day 6:
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Our FIRST H{ippity} Hop

WOOHOO!!!! What an exciting Monday!! Welcome to the very first H{ippity} Hop...catchy title right?!?!
I'm so excited to check out all the blogs in this weeks hop. Make sure you stop by the {ippity} blog to check out all the details. This weeks H{ippity} hostess is Kelly and she came up with a fantastic challenge to go along with this weeks hop. Make a card using SNOW and link it up for your chance to win some cool prizes.
I used the SNOWman, SNOWflake and SNOW sentiment from Kissmas & Mistletoe for my card this week (I think mine qualifies :)

I used this weeks {Mojo Monday} sketch for my card. And guess what, it's a prize week so make sure you head on over to the {Mojo Blog} to check out all the details there too.

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ETA: When you upload your card to SCS gallery make sure you use the keywords, IHHC1 and ippity.

To purchase {ippity} stamps, please click {HERE} to go to my sales blog!

PMS Fairy

...no not THAT PMS fairy!!! I got this super adorable {Paper Makeup Stamps}fairy last week and couldn't wait to make a card with her!! I stamped out a few images and spent an evening "watching" TV with my hubby. He loved it because he got to pick the show and I was happy with my prismacolor pencils :) I colored some of the super cute {monster images} too so you'll be seeing some of those cards soon :)
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Oh it's Friday...finally Friday!!!! I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off and still feel like I've gotten nothing done. How does that happen?? Yesterday my family all got the H1N1 vaccine and then my oldest daughter had a choir concert last night. It was so sweet and I can't wait to get the photos in my Decemeber album!! {Eryn} has shown a little peek of her album on the {ippity} blog and I can't wait to use my {ippity} stamps in mine too.
Speaking of {ippity}, heres a card using
Because of You
Devoted This little house is super fun to color!!! It's just a simple layout but I like it :)
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To purchase {ippity} stamps, please see my sales blog {HERE}.