Makeup 4 The Weekend Inspiration Challenge

I'm really loving inspiration challenges lately! You just never know what is going to stand out and really spark your creativity. Look at this weeks inspiration photo for this weeks {Makeup for the Weekend} challenge. I LOVE it!! It's so serene and so pretty. I was inspired by all the wonderful colors and had to add a cute little bee from the set {Buggy Sayings}. I used {Jen's SFYTT} for the layout. Make sure you swing by the {PMS Blog} to see the list of all this week's dt members who made cards. There is a beauty of a sample there....I was blown away :)
Also, one of my PMS cards is being featured today on the {Core'dinations Blog}...pretty excited about that!!!
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I'm In Love With....

...October Afternoon!!!
I've long admired their papers and finally ordered some from {Two Peas} a few weeks ago. I got the {Farm Fresh Collection} and {Report Card} (which these papers are from). All the cute little car things are from the {Road Map Collection}.
There was no stamping on this card which was actually kind of fun. I liked just layering the elements and being done. Definately more of a scrappy card...now we just need to take a road trip so I can do some layout with all the other pieces I have :)
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First PMS Card Remake

The {Paper Makeup Stamps} design team is doing something FUN for the month of February. We were suppose to remake our first {PMS} card. I LOVE this idea. Digging back through my old blog posts was fun and it's interesting to see how much my style has changed and grown.
Here is my very first {PMS} card:and here is the NEW remade version:

I was going to use the same monster stamp but decided to use the {Raindrops & Rainbows}. I just LOVE this set :) I'm loving this color combo lately too...and the green gingham paper!! Make sure you swing by the {Paper Makeup Stamps blog} and check out all the other remakes!
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H{ippity} Hop

Look at this doozy of a {Mojo Monday} sketch from {Sarah Bigelow}! That diamond shape in the middle just plain scares me!! I stress and fret over angles like this for entirely too long!!
This week's H{ippity} Hop card was no exception. I messed with that panel over and over, and it didn't help that I wanted to make the sentiment from {Moon Beam & Heart Strings} fit so I had to move it up. I really like the way the card ended up but it sure would have solved a whole lot of problems for me if that panel had just been a square....hehe!!I didn't have a chance to make a card for this week's H{ippity} Hop Challenge. With my hubby back home and a birthday party over the weekend, I didn't get any craft time :( Eryn gave us the challenge this week of making a card using any of the sketches on SCS. It should be fun to see which sketch everyone picks!! Hopefully, I'll get a chance to play along this week!

Gingham Moxie Fab Challenge

Did you see this weeks {Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Challenge}?!?! It's gingham....seriously...I HAD to play :) Can you believe I don't have yellow gingham ribbon?!? I was just shocked as you are. I quit buying gingham ribbon for awhile because I thought I should use other ribbon too (so everyone doesn't get tired of the gingham.) Now I have tons of rolls of "other" ribbon (that I don't use) and I need yellow....guess everyone is just gonna have to get used to seeing MORE gingham when they come here...hehe.
Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge:
I used the scallops from the NEW {ippity} release, {Sweet Thoughts of Spring} and the Unity set Beach Days and Sun Rays. I'm so in love with these scallops!!! I've been itching to get them inky and will definatly be using them more....so I guess you need to get used to gingham AND scallops :)

Friends With Flair Friday

Another's week is over and I must say I'm super happy!! My hubby works two weeks away from home at a time. He was suppose to be home on Wednesday but had to stay for a seminar thingy and is coming home tomorrow!!! Two weeks PLUS three days is just too long!!!
I'm excited today to bring you a Unity card for this weeks Friends With Flair. I adore this card and really had fun with this color combo!! The image is from the {KOTM Savor the Journey}...I LOVE this image!! Such a great reminder to slow down and enjoy the little things...I think that's exactly what I'll do this weekend :) Hope you all have a good one!!

PMS Secret Admirer

Look at the happy mail that I got last week!! The {Paper Makeup} design team decided to do secret admirer's for Valentine's Day and this is what I got from {Lisa Kind}. Gingham ribbon, Nicolas Sparks and Snickers!!!! WOW....Thanks Lisa :) And yeah, I know there aren't any Snickers in this photo....I ate them all okay....
I've been playing with a new to me set from {Paper Makeup Stamps} that I just love. It's called {The Purpose of Friendship set} and every sentiment is just fabulous :)
I just LOVE this paper from K&Company and I couldn't throw away any of the scraps....so most of them ended up on this card!!

{ippity} Inspiration Challenge

Did you come to the {ippity} release party yesterday? Wasn't it fun! I spent most of the morning chatting it up on the forums but then I had to check out to get some school work done...blah!! I could have chatted all day :)
I was in charge of one of the challenge's yesterday and decided to do an inspiration challenge. Look at this photo I found from Pottery Barn Teen: I would have LOVED a bedroom like that growing up...heck I'd love it NOW :) I have to say it was the black and white polka dots that caught my eye...I was immediately inspired to make a black and white card...especially since I hate purple...hehe. Well fast forward to a few days later....I went to make my card (without looking at the picture first) and I was sure this photo had lots of purple and lime green...so here's what I came up with:
Not at all the card I originally had in mind but I have to admit...I'm digging it...purple and all. I might have to use it a bit more....a tiny bit more....we'll see ;)
I used the NEW {ippity} releases Regal Greetings and Sweet Thoughts of Spring for this card. All 8 sets are available on my {SALES BLOG} and sale prices are good through the end of February :)
ALL 8 {ippity} stamps are available for purchase on my {SALES BLOG} as listed:
These prices are good through the end of February and then they will go up to $18 and $16.
HAPPY SHOPPING!
Please click on the names above to see the sets :)
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Release Day H{ippity} Hop

FINALLY!!! You can officially purchase {ippity} stamps on my {SALES BLOG}! The release sneaks were so much fun and today is gonna be a rockin day too! We are partying ALL DAY on the {ippity} forum so make sure you come by. There will be chatting, challenges, BINGO and LOTS of PRIZES!!!!
I am today's H{ippity} Hop hostess so I got to pick this weeks challenge. I thought I was taking it easy but the DT thought my color combo was tricky. I chose
RED, WHITE and BLUE
in honor of President's day...and it's one of my favorite color combos :)
Don't think american flag on this challenge, let the shades vary and have FUN with it :)
Here is my card:
When I first saw this weeks {Mojo Monday} sketch, I was worried it was going to be really hard but it ended up being super easy and super cute!! I'll definately use it again :) Make sure you go check out the Mojo Makers cards this week!
ETA: I almost forgot, we are giving away TONS of prizes today and I have one to give away to a lucky commenter on my blog.
My prize:
An ink pad and a Fall Paper Pack

{ippity} Peek Day 4

One more day...can you believe it?! Tomorrow you can purchase ALL of the new {ippity} stamps!! These peeks have been so much fun and the excitement from everyone has been amazing! Everyone's sweet comments have been so nice to read and I'm looking forward to all the H{ippity} Hops we are going to be having with these new sets.
ALL 8 sets will go live on my
at 12:01 CST on February 15th.
Tomorrow, we are partying ALL DAY on the
There are going to be TONS of prizes, challenges, and chatter.
Each design team member will also have a goodie to give away on their blog so make sure you come back :)
How about a peek at the last two sets?!?
What Matters Most
and
Sweet Thoughts Of Spring


Now it's time to hit up the rest of the design team
Eryn Hagen
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Michelle Woerner
And also our special guests for today

Julie Campbell
Renee Dezember
Wendy Chang

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

{ippity} Peek Day 3

Half way there...can you believe it!?! These peeks have been so much fun and I can't wait to see what everyone starts making with them. Don't forget, you can use the new stamps for the
or if you need to purchase some I will have ALL the sets available on my
{SALES BLOG} on Monday the 15th!
Today's sets are SUPER cute and so versatile. I really love the set Love In Return. It's a scrapbook set but would make some seriously cute cards too :)

Wanna see?!?!

Where You Should Beand
Love In Return
I hadn't planned on making a scrapbook layout for the release but inspiration struck and I ran with it. I'm SO behind on my scrapping that this was a great excuse to get a few pages done.
Here are the individual pages:Detail Shots:
Now go check out these AWESOMELY TALENTED ladies :)
Eryn Hagen
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Michelle Woerner

and these FABULOUS Unity peeps

AJ Otto
Jen Erichsen

Thanks for stopping by!

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

{ippity} Peek Day 2

WOW, the excitement yesterday was great!!!
Let's do it AGAIN :)
Today MY favorite set (Music of My Heart) is being released, but I have 7 really close runner ups!! I was thrilled beyond belief when we got to see this music note stamp and WOW, is it big!! That's is one of my favorite things about {ippity}, the stamps are always the perfect size, I hate finding a stamp you love that is too small to do anything with. Angela is the best at the perfect size :)
Okay, enough telling you why I love the stamps, let me show you:
Music Of My Heart and
Regal Greetings
Aren't they amazing!!! I'm still just in awe of how much I love them.
Now go check out the rest of the design teams stuff!
Eryn Hagen
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Michelle Woerner

and don't forget about these fabulous ladies joining us :)
Christi Snow
Jessica Diedrich
Natalie Deaver
Thanks for stopping by!

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

{ippity} Peek Day 1

It's starting, it's starting....FINALLY!!!! I've so been anticipating this release and believe me when I say you are going to LOVE these new sets and be BLOWN AWAY by the design teams samples. I have to confess....even we were all super anxious so we were peeking our cards to each other early....even WE couldn't wait!!! Make sure you stop by the {ippity} blog to see the official peek of the two images from the sets we are featuring today. Without further ado......
Moon Beam & Heart Strings
and
Fishy Philosophy

Now I promise you won't be disappointed when you visit the rest of the design team to see their cards. Go check them out :)
Eryn Hagen
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Michelle Woerner

also as a bit of an added bonus a few of the Unity girls have a peek project too :)

Jimmi Mayo
Brooke Lien
Kimber McGray

Make sure you come back by tomorrow to see two more sets....and Monday we are partying ALL day on the {SCS forum}....more details to come :)
Thanks for stopping by!

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

Moody For Rock For A Special Lady

Every once in awhile, it's nice to help out a friend. Not because you feel an obligation. Not because the friend has asked. Not even because the friend has suffered a tragedy. Just because sometimes, we all need a little bit of support. This is one of those times. Someone near and dear to many of us, is in a rough patch. And together, we can help. We can help her push thru this struggle. We can help her get thru this!
This person, is our friend, and design team member {Gabby Arriaza}. Gabby and her family have come upon a hardship that is proving to be more than they can handle on their own. You can read more about it on her blog.
Gabby has been a bit too proud to ask anyone for help but this is our Gabby!
We simply cannot sit idly by and let our dear friend face all of this alone.
Since Gabby is one of the rockinest stampers out there, {Katie} spoke with Cynthia about designing a rockstar moody girl. Whats fun about this digi is that she is the only moody available as a digi stamp! Gabby herself has also supplied some word art and we have another digi sentiment available.
These sales will all go directly to the Arriaza family.
The digis are available for purchase at the {Paper Makeup Stamps Store}
Here is my sample using the Moody for Rock digi:
We all thank you for time and time again helping us to help others. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday Lisa H{ippity} Hop

This weeks H{ippity} Hop is a special day for one of our design team members. {Lisa Henke} is having a birthday today and we decided to celebrate her!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LISA!!
This week, instead of the DT making a challenge card, we all chatted behind her back and decided to make Lisa a birthday card! Sweet chatter of course ;) If you want to know what this weeks challenge is, please head on over to the {ippity} blog for all the details and to see all the participants this week!!
I used this weeks {Mojo Monday} sketch and you should seriously play along this week! I happen to think this sketch ROCKS, maybe because I got to design it :) The inspiration for it came from {THIS CARD}. The mushroom is from {Because of You}.
The peeks for the next {ippity} release begin on Thursday on the design team members blogs! The official release is on Monday, Februart 15th and ALL the sets will be available on my {SALES BLOG} on that day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friends With Flair

Happy Friends with Flair Friday!!! I finally had a chance this week to sit down and play with some of my uninked {Unity Stamps}. I've been so wrapped up in my dt cards that I haven't had a chance to play with anything else. Can you believe I have three kits that haven't seen ink...well two now :)
I've had quite a few requests lately for masculine birthday cards and I've been putting them off. They are just so stinking hard but I think I like this one. It came together in about 15 minutes which was really fast for me.