Tuesday, August 31st

{Paper Makeup Stamps} is the sponsor this week on the {2 Sketches 4 You} blog. I have to admit when I first saw this sketch I was completely baffled but once I sat down this card idea came really quickly. This card only took me about a half an hour which is lightning fast for me. My favorite thing about Laura and Kazan's sketches is that there is so much room for interpretation...their sketches always spark my creativity. I used the set {Home Matters}. I LOVE this set and can't believe this is the first time I got it inky....shame on me!
The papers are some old Stampin Up and the last scraps of my {Jillibean Soup} paper in the fun red print. I actually thought I was already out but found some hanging out at the bottom of my scrap basket. I think I might have to get some more....I just LOVE this paper!
Now swing by the {2s4U blog} and play along for some FABULOUS {Paper Makeup Stamps}.
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Monday, August 30

Hey everyone!! I'm back with a typical Monday card :) A little mojo mixed with a little hippity hopping....what could be better!!!
Of course I choose the square route for this weeks round or square {Mojo Monday Sketch}. I'm just plain chicken of the round ones....staying within my happy little box on this challenge.
Kelly has challenged us this week to make a back to school card for this weeks {Hippity Hop challenge}. I don't typically make monochromatic cards but for some reason I was feeling very vanilla and this is what happened. It's really all the patterned paper and ribbons fault. I couldn't decide which color to use with it so I decided to just stick with the one color. I really like it. And before you ask...the {ippity} stamp set I used is {Book It}. It's there....I promise...it's just the background. {Book It} has been my bestseller this release and it's only on sale through tomorrow!!!
Now head on over to the {ippity blog} and the {mojo blog} to play along....you could kill two birds with one stone like I did and combine the challenges :)

Friday, August 27th

I LOVE a good inspiration challenge...don't you! I use to do challenges ALL the time and lately as time has gotten more tight I don't get to as many as I would like...but when I saw this {Moxie Fab Trigger} I couldn't resist. I absolutely adore the bright colors with the crisp white....and I don't use white that often on cards (I lean more towards vanilla). Anyway, here is my take on the challenge.
I used the stamp sets {Birthday Cheer} and {Color It-Summer} from {Paper Makeup Stamps}. I stamped the flowers on patterned paper and just cut them out....easy peasy birthday card :)
It also fits this weeks {Makeup 4 the Weekend} challenge to make a birthday card. There is some great inspiration on the {PMS blog}...check it out!
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Thursday, August 26th

Happy Hip Hop!!!
I'm back with yet ANOTHER card using {Authentic Man}...seriously I didn't think I would LOVE this set as much as I do but it's all I use from this release!! Well not ALL...I used {Life Is The Journey} on this card too but I can't help but gravitate toward this set...it's AMAZING. And it's back in stock on my {Sales Blog}. Do you have your {ippity} yet?!? If not make sure you {CLICK HERE} to go check out my sales...the prices only last until August 31st...snatch them up while you can.
Now how about that card :)
I thought this would be a fun twist to a wedding or anniversary card. The color combo just sort of happened, I've had tons of scraps hanging out on my desk top. I've been creating plenty lately with the kids in school but it's all for a publication call. I'm hoping at least a few things get picked up but I promise to share my rejects here with you ;)
I stamped the scroll circle on cork and then ran it through my cuttlebug with a nestablitlies die. I love how it grounds the flower and gives the simple layout a little punch.
Now don't forget to hit the last stop on today's hop....the {ippity} blog. If you didn't start from the beginning you are going to want to {CLICK HERE} to head to the Unity blog...I hear there is some excitement over there today :)
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Monday, August 23rd

They are gone...they are ALL gone.... Today is the first day of school for ALL of my kiddos and Macy and Mattea are both gone all day. WOW...it's weird. It's nothing new really...they have all been in school together before but this year Mattea is in all day kindergarten so I have two kids gone all day. I'm still undecided about what I think about it. Today I'm enjoying the quiet and the free time because boy did this house need cleaned....I've avoided it for the last few weeks of summer and it's driving me CRAZY!!!!!!
I made today's card using the {Mojo Monday sketch} and this weeks {Hippity Hop Challenge}. Karen challenged us to use paint on our project so I distressed the edges of my card with white acrylic paint...just realized it doesn't really go with the cream....hmmmmm...shopping today too ;)I stamped the Daddy and me stamp from {Authentic Man} in Real Red, Night of Navy, More Mustard and Old Olive. A little ribbon and it's done...I think I will save this for my hubby for his birthday :)
Now head on over to the {ippity} blog to check out this weeks hop participants.
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Friday, August 20th

Just a quick scrapbook layout today!
I made this for Macy's album...she braved the cold weather to go to the Broncos game with her dad. He tried to get me to go but I prefer my football curled up on the couch in my sweats with plenty of food close by ;) I used the Unity kits {A Little Happy}, {Delightful Moments} and {Confession: I {luv} Unity}.
Make sure you head on over to the {Unity blog} to see all the participants in this weeks {Friends with Flair}.
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Thursday, August 19th

Still need some {ippity}?! {CLICK HERE} to go to my sales blog.
Today is the official end of our summer break :( Macy starts 3rd grade today...I can't believe how fast summer went this year. I'm really not ready to give up sleeping in yet! Mattea and Miller will start in the next few days....and as much as I would love to sleep in I'm also looking forward to a little me time :)
I spent yesterday crafting with the kids and WOW does my craft room look terrible. I'm pretty sure their goal yesterday was confetti :)
I used a few different NEW {ippity} releases for this weeks {Hip Hop} card.{House a Home}
{Authentic Man}
and
{Fall For You}
This card was inspired by {Betsy Veldman's} card on page 123 of the new issue of Card Style magazine by {Paper Crafts}. I LOVE her shabby style and also her use of color...so I took her shabby card and colored it up.
Now make sure you hop on over to {ippity} blog for this week's tutorial :)
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Wednesday, August 18th

Can you feel it?!? The change that's coming....school is starting, the weather is cooling and FOOTBALL is getting underway. I {heart} fall and I {heart} football. I'm already planning my fantasy football team and planning our first football party. This year I'm doing it up right....I made invites :) Of course I had to use one of my all time fave monsters from {Paper Makeup Stamps}. I love the {football fan monster} and doesn't it look like he's singing the sentiment?!?! I made it myself using the font Jailbird Jenna. I sing this line all season long....you know...from Monday night football...hehe...I LOVE it :)
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Monday, August 16th

Is everyone LOVING all the NEW {ippity} now that's it's FINALLY been released :) Last week was so exciting...the release party was a blast and I'm loving seeing all the new {ippity} creations. The {SCS gallery} is looking fabulous :)
If you still need to purchase some {ippity} I have ALL the new releases available for purchase on my {SALES BLOG}. I ship the same day you order so you get your stamps Z{ippity} quick.
My card for today uses this week {Mojo Monday sketch} created by your truly :) I sent Julee {this card} and she drew up this fabulous sketch. Make sure you come and play. I also played along with this weeks H{ippity} Hop challenge to use string. I got some bakers twine from {Papertrey} when I was at CHA and I love it. I used it instead of ribbon on this masculine card using the new {ippity} release {Authentic Man}.
I have to say I wasn't jumping up and down when I saw this set...I despise making masculine cards BUT that was before I had this set in my hands. I've NEVER loved any masculine stamps like I love these....SERIOUSLY people...buy it. It's so fantastic and I've already made a few male cards without any serious damage to my mojo...it's a MUST HAVE, GO TO guy card set :)
Alright so enough enabling...head on over to the {ippity} blog to see all of this weeks hop participants and don't forget about the {mojo sketch}.
Have you purchased your {ippity} yet??
I have FANTASTIC sales right now on my
I ship the day your order is placed for in stock product.
Currently ALL the NEW RELEASES are in stock :)
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Thursday, August 12th

***This is post 2 of 2 today, please scroll down to see my PMS review card***
YAHOO!!!! It's {ippity} release day!! ALL the new {ippity} stamps are now available for purchase on my sales blog {HERE}. Make sure you come join us on the {SCS forum} for all the release day FUN!!
I'm gonna keep the chatting to a minumum here today because I have TONS of pictures to show you. Remember this album cover from the peeks:Well here is the rest of it!!! I really LOVE this book. All the little circle tabs are from the NEW release {Life is a Journey}.
Heart and music notes from {Music of My Heart}

Happy sentiment from {Quotes A'La Happy}
Music sentiment from {Music of my Heart}
In love sentiment from {Fall for You}, Journaling Spot from {A Moment In Time}
Bracket stamp from {A Moment In Time}
Love sentiment from {Quotes A'La Happy}

Love sentiment from {Quotes A'La Happy}
Flowers from {Now & Always}, Hearts and Love sentiment from {House a Home}
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I hope you loved the album as much as I loved making it...my hubby and I needed our own little book :)
Make sure you come by the {ippity} forum today for the release party celebration!!!
We are hopping a little different today because of the release...I'm sending you over to the {Unity} design team and then you will head back to the {ippity} blog for the {ippity} chick hop :)
Click on the button below to head to {Jessica's blog}.
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Thursday, August 12th

***This is post 1 of 2 today***
I LOVE the new {Paper Makeup Stamps} set {Color It Summer}. Lindsey Spencer has been drawing the most amazing sets for Katie lately and this is definately going to be a go to set for me. I LOVE the size of these images and they are great for paper piecing or coloring :)I decided to paper piece the images for today's card in some old gingham Stampin Up papers. It was a super simple card to put together. I added a sentiment from my other go to set {Birthday Cheer}.
I really like the grey bow...why don't I use this color more often?!?
Make sure you head on over to the {Paper Makeup blog} to see all the review cards for this set :)
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Wednesday, August 11th

One more day!!!! Tomorrow ALL the {ippity} stamp sets will be available through an {ippity} chick....do you have your favorite sets picked out yet?!?! Don't decide yet until you have checked out the last three sets being peeked today on the {ippity} blog. Make sure you start there so you won't miss any of the design teams creations. If you are here from {Lisa Henke's blog} then you are in the right place :)
Bitty Pixie PaisleyTotally Happy
and
You Deserve
Are you partying with the design team tomorrow on the {SCS forum}...please say you are! There will be lots of FUN chatter, challenges and prizes!
Before you go...make sure you leave a comment on my blog post (as well as the rest of the design team). We will be giving away a random prize EVERYDAY to a blog commenter :) Make sure you comment everyday for your chance to win!
Now, hop on over to {Stephanie's blog} to check out the FABULOUS creations she made for the peeks :)
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Tuesday, August 10th

Another day closer to the release....I'm SO EXCITED!!! It's so much FUN to party on the {SCS forum} and I can't wait to see these new sets being used by EVERYONE!! I'm always so inspired by all the {ippity} chicks and customers...it's so neat to see everyone's personal style shine through.
I'm really excited about the sets being peeked today...my personal favorite is Quotes A'La Happy...it's such a fun, whimsical set :)
That's CreepyQuotes A'La HappyDots For Sure Don't forget to leave a comment on my post today as well as the rest of the design team. We will be drawing a random winner from all of the peek posts for a FREE {ippity} stamp set :)
And don't forget to mark your calendar's for August 12th!!! The stamps will be available for sale through an {ippity} chick and we will be partying on the forums.
Oh...and are you working on your challenge cards yet?!?! We listed the challenges early this time on {Sunday's ippity post} so you can get a jumpstart. Just make sure you don't upload any of the NEW release images until Thursday :)
Now hop on over to {Stephanie's blog} to see what she has in store for you!!!
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