Monday, May 31st

Happy Memorial Day!!!
I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous Monday. I'm preposting this because I'm at my parents still :)
Today is yet another FABULOUS H{ippity} Hop and Kelly has a GREAT challenge over on the {ippity} blog so make sure you check it out. Don't forget also to check out all this weeks participants.
I've been wanting to use more of the adorable images in {Fall For You} and this is what I came up with :)The grateful stamp is from {A Moment in Time}. This is the LAST DAY of the sales on my {ippity} stamps so make sure you swing by my {Sales Blog} and get them while they last :)
Then cruise on over to the {Mojo Monday blog} to see this weeks sketch. It's another round or square challenge and of course I went square....circle cards are beyond me :)
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Saturday, May 29th

I decided yesterday to do nothing but scrapbook....well I played with the kids outside yesterday morning and got my psychology paper done...but after that I did nothing but scrapbook :) Now today I'm rushing around trying to get my house in order because I'm heading to my parents and then am going to my cousins graduation party. Guess I should have done a little more than just scrapbook yesterday ;)
But my messy house benefits you because I have a layout to share.

This is my son and nephew in the bath and I knew right away the PERFECT stamp for this layout :) Isn't this monster stamp {Caliope in the Tub} cute :)
Here is a detail shot.I added some waterfall stickles to the bubbles which are really bright I know but I wanted it to match the layout :)

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Thursday, May 27th

Hi my name is Maria Gurnsey and I am addicted to October Afternoon Paper!
Seriously people...everytime I enter my craft room I can't help but use the new paper. I even tried really hard for today's Hip Hop card. I got out some Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket but ended up not using them.
For today's Hop Hop card I used was inspired by the cover of the new Country Living magazine that I still have yet to read. This is the photo that is on the cover. I wish I had a porch like this!!!
I used the {ippity} sets
and
It's hard to tell but I stamped the burlap on the red with red ink for some texture. This stamp is a must have!!
All three of these sets are on sale on my {SALES BLOG} until the end of the month.
Now make sure you hop on over to the {ippity} blog...the fabulous Eryn has a fun tutorial you won't want to miss!
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I am clearing out my craft room, to see what I have for sale please {CLICK HERE}.
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Monday, May 24th

Happy H{ippity} day!
I have a quick post and a CAS card for today. This is my last crazy week for awhile and I'm really needing a little down time.I don't typically pull off clean and simple cards real well (I have a habit of adding more layers and embellies). This sentiment from the {ippity} set {Delightful Little Things} was just too perfect on it's own so I left it simple. I used this weeks {Mojo Monday Sketch} for this card.
I am clearing out my craft room, {CLICK HERE} to see what I have for sale.

Saturday, May 22nd

I am SO in love with the new line from Diem for {Paper Makeup Stamps}. She draws the {fairies} and this cute little mouse was the debut image. (Just between you and me, I've already seen some of the other images and WOW!!!)


I'm super addicted to my new October Afternoon paper and since it has yet to leave my craft table, I used it again on this card! I paper pieced the dress and the purse with it :) I kept the layout pretty simple because I hated to distract from that adorable image....she is just sooooo sweet :)

Edited to add: Forgot to tell you that Paper Makeup is having a design team call right now! If you are interested check out {THIS POST}!
* I am clearing out my craft room, you can {CLICK HERE} to see what I have for sale*
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Friday, May 21st

Today is the first official day of summer break at my house :) The kids are super excited for swimming, biking, and sleeping in....so am I!!!
I have a quick post today for this weeks {Friends with Flair}. I used a few different {Unity Stamps} for this card...one's that I have been itching to get inky!
I stamped the background with the {Bingo Card} with haystack hybrid ink. I know I've said this before but I love the subtle effect it gives kraft cardstock!
The flower branch and the box are from the kit of the month {Together we Bloom}. There are still so many stamps in this kit I need to get inky...I need some serious craft time :)I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see what I have for sale.

Thursday, May 20th

Thursday....this week has flown by!!! Today is my kiddo's last day of school so I get to spend my day at field day and bbq's :) I'm really looking forward to summer and some lazy days in the backyard!
It's also time for another Hip Hop and I used the new set {Faith Blooms} for today's card. It's on sale on my {SALES BLOG} until the end of May :)
I used my markers to ink up the flower in the colors inspired by the October Afternoon paper. This has to be one of my favorite groups of papers EVER!! Here is a close up of the image. That's all I have here but keep on hopping and you can check out my tutorial!
Here is a peek of what you will see on the {ippity} blog :) I just LOVE it...and I hope you do too! Now hop on over to the {ippity} blog to check it out :)
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Monday, May 17th

Hello, hello, hello!! Monday today and you know what that means?!?! H{ippity} Hop!!!!
I'm this weeks hostess and I decided to make my challenge an inspiration challenge. Check out this gorgeous photo!!I originally thought I was going to be inspired by all the bright colors but then I decided to just let the flowers inspire me....that and the new {Mojo Monday Sketch} which is fabulous might I add!!!!
My colors are definately more muted than the photo but I LOVE the pop of red!! Red really is my favorite color to add to a card to give it a little kick :)
I used the NEW {ippity} stamps:
{Now & Always}
and
{A Moment In Time}
Both of these sets are ON SALE on my {Sales Blog} until the end of May :)
Make sure you swing by the {ippity} blog to check out the full list of participants!! And don't forget to make you card inspired by my photo and link it up on the {ippity} forum for a chance to win an {ippity} prize!!!!

Friday, May 14th

The NEW {ippity} releases are available on my sales blog. {CLICK HERE} to check out my AMAZING sale prices!
I FINALLY had a chance to join this weeks {Friends with Flair} hop with {Unity}. I have so many great Unity sets that have been neglected for far to long :) The set I used today was one I wanted for a REALLY long time to use in my kids school scrapbooks and this is the first time I've used it :( Luckily summer is right around the corner and then I can scrap all those pictures taken during the school year :)
I used {School Rock Star} to make this cute graduation card. All the stamps are from Unity except for the Congratulations stamp in red on the "report card". It's from {Paper Makeup Stamps} and is actually a says Congratulations on your new addition. It's from this month's new release. The papers are from {October Afternoon} and aren't they adorable. I only bought the 8x8 paper pad and really wish I had some 12x12 for scrapbooking. Guess the small size will have to do :)

Thursday, May 13th

Did you just LOVE the peeks?!?! Well peek no longer...the complete sets are live and available for purchase on my sales blog :)
{CLICK HERE} to purchase the NEW stamps!!
I have some really great SALES of the NEW releases that you won't want to miss!! Today is the Unity/{ippity} hop and some of the {ippity} chicks have also signed up to hop along with us. They will ALL be featuring the NEW releases so make sure you keep clicking along for LOTS of eye candy.
I used this weeks Hip Hop sketch for todays card.
I used the polka dot rectangle from {A Moment in Time} to create the background and the swirl from {Now & Always}. The sentiment is from the kit {The Simple Things}.This October Afternoon paper is SO YUMMY!!!! I can not get enough of it :) The ribbon/button combo made me think of my fellow DT member {Eryn}...do you know why??? It might be helpful if you do! See we are partying ALL DAY LONG on the {ippity} forum to celebrate the NEW stamps release.There will be PRIZES, CHIT CHAT, CHALLENGES and a super fun GAME :)
Make sure you come join us!!!
Now hop on over to {Jessica's} blog
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*I am cleaning out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

Wednesday, May 12th

I love, love, LOVE the NEW options available with {ippity} this release! Releasing are 4 mini kits and they are adorable. These kits will be available for a REALLY great price and they give the {ippity} chicks more options for their customers....I LOVE that.
Check out:
Faith Blooms and A Bit of BurlapBooks A' Flutter
A Little Buggy
Want to win one of the sets being peeked today?? All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members' blogs for a chance to win! Each day we have assigned two of our DT members blogs as secret blogs. And from those blogs we will select a random winner from each. The winners will be announced at our New Release Party on Thursday at SCS!!

ALL the NEW releases will be available on my {SALES BLOG} starting Thursday!! I have some special SALES in store you won't want to miss!

I'm officially the end of the Hop but if you feel like drooling again you can start back over at the {ippity} blog by clicking the button :)
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*I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

Tuesday, May 11th

*second post today, please {CLICK HERE} to see my Paper Makeup Stamps post*

YAY!! Another day of peeks...this is FUN!!
I started my papercrafting hobby as a scrapbooker so I have ALWAYS been drawn to scrapbooking elements. Some of my favorite kits have been the scrapbooking kits and I LOVE the newest one....look at that gorgeous label :) I {heart} it!!!!!
A Moment In Time and
Delightful Little Things

Don't you LOVE Delightful Little Things....it's a GREAT set of sentiments done in true {ippity} style :) I LOVE the colors of the Jillibean Soup papers on the grateful card. So sad I'm running out of them :(

Want to win one of the sets being peeked today?? All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members' blogs for a chance to win! Each day we have assigned two of our DT members blogs as secret blogs. And from those blogs we will select a random winner from each. The winners will be announced at our New Release Party on Thursday at SCS!!

I'm officially the end of the Hop but if you feel like drooling again you can start back over at the {ippity} blog by clicking the button :)
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ALL the NEW releases will be available on my {SALES BLOG} on Thursday!! I have some special SALES in store you won't want to miss!!
*I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

Tuesday, May 11th

Holy moly....that was an awesome {Paper Makeup Stamps} release :) This week the PMS design team is reviewing the NEW stamp releases. This NEW flower set {Faith, Hope, Love} blew me away when Katie showed it to us....the whole thing is amazing!!I inked my stamp first in yellow and then "rolled" the edges in brown ink. To ink the inside {around the button} I used my marker to add some color. I really like the shaded effect.
Make sure you head on over to the {PMS Blog} to check out all the other dt members stuff today...you WON'T be disappointed :)
Thanks for stopping by!
*I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

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Monday, May 10th

I'm super duper, ultra mega excited about today's {ippity} peeks!!! My NEW favorite set is being peeked today...yep I said...NEW favorite :) Choosing a favorite is sort of like picking your favorite child but I'm doing it:) LOOK at those FABULOUS gingham corners {Heather} created for this new set.....ahhhh..... This birdie card is my favorite of all my peek cards!
Fall For Youand
Seasons of JoyAnd a Christmas set....isn't that snowflake amazing! And check out that cool label stamp behind the snowflake. Yeah...today was a good day :)
But....how about one more card :) Today is {Mojo Monday} and I have a card for the sketch but you have to have an open mind about this sketch...I followed it...just with a bit of creative freedom. Plus I flipped the sketch :)
Can you see it...hehe?!?! I really wanted to use Fall For You again so I made it work :) Here is a cute little closeup of the birdie.

Want to win one of the sets being peeked today?? All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the DT members' blogs for a chance to win! Each day we have assigned two of our DT members blogs as secret blogs. And from those blogs we will select a random winner from each. The winners will be announced at our New Release Party on Thursday at SCS!!

I'm officially the end of the Hop but if you feel like drooling again you can start back over at the {ippity} blog by clicking the button :)
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*I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

Sunday, May 9th

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!
I hope all my beautiful mom friends are enjoying a special day of pampering...you deserve it :) Today is an extra special day for another reason too.
TODAY STARTS {IPPITY} PEEKS!!!
I just love release time!! I'm so excited that the NEW {ippity} releases are finally being peeked today! These new sets are amazing and you are going to LOVE them all!!
The design team is hopping each day of the releases so make sure you start at the {ippity} blog to check out all the crafty goodness.
NOW....here is:
Now & Alwaysand
The Simple ThingsFabulous right?!?! I told you :) I'm really loving the first cards bold colors...purple is the hardest color for me to work with. The skinny shape of the second one is super fun isn't it!!
I'm officially the end of the Hop but if you feel like drooling again you can start back over at the {ippity} blog by clicking the button :)
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Thanks for stopping by!
*I am clearing out my craft room, please {CLICK HERE} to see my sale list!*

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