Thursday, December 30th

Hip hopping colorless here today :) I was feeling a soft monotone card and hadn't done one in awhile. I always like all the elements individually and then once it's done it's SO HARD not to add a POP of color....I still think it needs just a sprinkle. Not sure where or even what color but I have a hard time leaving a card like this alone....guess it's time to get it in the mail and quit thinking about it :)
I used the bird stamp from the {ippity} set:
and it's easily turning into one of my faves :)
It's FUN to color...to paper piece...or even leave it uncolored
the possibilities are endless and I LOVE that about this stamp!
I also used the happy birthday sentiment from:
This is the perfect sentiment set for ANY occasion...trust me...you NEED this set :)
If you didn't start off at the Unity blog make sure you {CLICK HERE} to head back there now. If you are bopping along in order then you are off to see what Stephanie has for you today :)
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Hope you all have a HAPPY and SAFE new year :)
Bring on 2011!!!!!!
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Monday, December 27th

Two weeks in a row....yep...forgot to schedule my Monday post two weeks in a row!
Last Monday I at least remembered it was Monday...today...I had NO CLUE until the news guy said so. DUH...I should have known....I spent all day yesterday watching football which is ALWAYS on Sunday...nope didn't click.
We spent the day yesterday at my parents still from Christmas. It was a nice relaxing holiday. The kids loved their presents and Mom and Dad bought us big kids a ping pong table. We had lots of tournaments and I can still feel my efforts in the back of my left leg today :)
So...here is my H{ippity} Hop Mojo Monday card.
Needed a masculine bday card and the squares seemed fitting. Sorry the colors are so predictable...99% of the time my guy cards are blue green and neutral....boring I know...bores me too!!
I used the NEW {ippity} set
for this card. The eye chart was perfect for this sketch.
That's it for me today....stop by the {ippity} blog and {Mojo Monday} blog to check out this weeks FUN!
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Thursday, December 23rd

Can you feel the excitement!!
My kids are going CRAZY waiting for Santa to come.
I'm ready to just let it all go and enjoy the holidays with my family...no school...no errands....no chaos...well okay there is ALWAYS chaos but I'm ready for some GOOD chaos.
BUT FIRST....
let's HIP HOP :)
I had planned on working on a sign that I want to hang in my house but man there is like zero craft time around this joint. LUCKILY...I had this card that I made for the NEW release and then saved because I sent it in for a publication call...obviously it wasn't picked up so YOU get to see it here today.
I happen to LOVE it :) Something about the soft patterns and the bold pink really make me HAPPY!
I used the {ippity} stamps:
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If you need a special gift to yourself to celebrate the Christmas don't forget to check out the newest stamps...they are available from an {ippity} chick {like me} or so many others!!!
Now hop on over to ippity blog to continue the {ippity} goodness :)
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Monday, December 20th

oops!!! Sorry this is late. The kids are on Christmas Break now and already the days are running together....forgot it was Monday :)
Of course...Monday means H{ippity} Hop and Mojo Monday...the perfect combination.
I used the NEW release
because I'm in desperate need of birthday cards.
This weeks {Mojo Monday sketch} was a really fun one....and nothing I would have come up with on my own. Make sure you check out the {ippity} blog and the {Mojo blog} today...and play along....it's LOTS of FUN!!!
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Friday, December 17th

I'm LOVING this color combo...it's not a new one for me but it just really makes me happy today :) I think it's the orange...not a color I used to lvoe but it sure is now.
I colored the deer from the {Retro Cuties} line from {Paper Makeup Stamps} with my copics. NOW I need a refil for my FAVORITE brown color...I use it all the time. It got a little streaky at the end so don't look too close....
....you went back to look didn't you ;)
I do the same thing...tell me not to look and I WILL!
Hope you have a good weekend...a busy one here...see you Monday :)
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Thursday, December 16th

Getting closer...can you believe Christmas is next weekend??
As Scroogey as this may sound I'm ready for December to bid us farewell...I'm ready to welcome 2011. Not that 2010 has been a bad year...just excited for the newness of another year.
BUT first...I'm ready to celebrate Christmas...just wish the to-do list that came along with the holidays was shorter.
Today I have a Christmas card to share using MY FAVORITE of the NEWEST {ippity} release.
I stamped right on canvas and stitched around the edges to keep it in place. A little ribbon and some stickers and that's it...easy peasy! Look how easy this card would be to mass produce to send to friends and family?!
{I'm talking to myself here}
I'm NOT sending out Christmas cards this year...I know...I know.
A cardmaker who ISN'T sending cards.
BUT
I'm letting myself of the hook...no guilt here :)
{Well I'm working on that}
So this is my Christmas card to ALL YOU WONDERFUL FRIENDS who come by my blog
Love You ALL!!
Make sure if you didn't start today's HOP at the {Unity blog} that you go back and start there.
Unity has some FUN stuff happening...like always :) You won't want to miss any
AND
{ippity}'s NEWEST releases are still out there in the hands on many {ippity} chicks. You can order yours from me or ANY {ippity} chick.
Just get your hands on them...I PROMISE you will LOVE them!!
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Now hop on over to see Stephanie's {ippity} creation.
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Monday, December 13th

OMG!!! This is the first December that I really think I may not survive...hehe! I am so overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done this year and I feel like it's a mad scrambled everyday to get things done.
Luckily today's card was SUPER QUICK...nothing fancy but hey it's done.
Mojo Monday sketch used....check!
Used {ippity} stamps for H{ippity} Hop...check!
Checking things off my list makes me feel more productive...I'll take all I can :)
{ippity} stamps I used:
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You can purchase {ippity} stamps from my {SALES BLOG} or find your own {ippity} Chick from the {ippity} blog....just get your hands on some...they are AMAZING :)
I need TONS of birthday cards right now so be prepared to see a bunch.
On another note...I've been working on my Daily December but this is the first time I'm having a hard time keeping up with that too. I missed a few days...only journaled for some...and only took pictures for some. BUT it's coming along so I'm happy for that. I'm not gonna stress about it...that's just not what it's about. I'm hoping to take some pictures of what I have done soon...not all the pages because they aren't all share worthy :)
Now make sure you stop by the {ippity} blog to see all the H{ippity} Hoppers and the {Mojo Monday blog} has a new sketch you will definately want to use :)
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Thursday, December 9th

Welcome to another HIP HOP!!!
I have to say I'm pretty excited about today's theme (because some have been a bit scary)...I don't step out of my comfort zone very often.
Today we are making quick last minute Christmas gifts.
This was PERFECT for me because I actually needed one. We have an annual Guzman family Christmas and we bring a family gift to exchange. I skipped it last year and the kids were NOT very happy about it...so I knew I had to bring something this year. I was almost ready to give up on finding anything when I saw a ceramic mixing bowl with a cute matching whisk at Wal-Mart for only $9. I added a cake and brownie mix...some candy canes...cute little tags and TA-DAH....here is my gift:
I think it turned out pretty cute for only around $12
Here are the close-up of the tags:

I re-typed the directions from the cake boxes (the condensed version) and added them on the back side of the tags...much cuter than the generic box :) Since we draw for the prizes I don't know who will be getting the gift so I only had to include who it was from. I hope who ever gets it loves it as much as I do.
So...if you need a last minute gift it can be CUTE, QUICK and AFFORDABLE...just think outside the packaging and make it EXTRA SPECIAL :)

I used the {ippity} stamp set:

Season of Joy

which you can purchase from my {sales blog}...just click on the name :)
Now hop on over to see what {Stephanie} made this week...I have to admit I'm pretty excited about cruising through this hop!!!
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Tuesday, December 7th

It's the 7th of the month and you know what that means....right...right!?!?
I hop you said it's time for a {Paper Makeup Stamps} blog hop.
This hop is SUPER fun because not only is the design team showing you our holiday creations BUT so are some of {Paper Makeups} fabulous customers...how cool is that!
If you are here from {Dawn's blog} then you are in the right place...if not make sure you {CLICK HERE} to start at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog.
Of course when Katie said we could use ANY {Paper Makeup} stamp I reached for {Snow Happy}. It is a must have Christmas set...I mean look at this snowman.
Super CUTE...Super SWEET...BUT still simple enough to color or paper piece and DEFINATELY easy for mass production which I'm sure we could all use a bit of right now. I LOVE how easy it is to cut out...because that's what I seem to ALWAYS do....but hey it's me.
I used some paper from October Afternoon and I have a really quick holiday card.
BEFORE you go bouncing off to the next blog
make sure you LEAVE A COMMENT on all the blogs in the hop. Katie is giving away some FABULOUS prizes....grab bags...stamp of your choice...LOTS of good stuff. So don't leave anyone out...the comment winners will be chosen from a random blog so make sure you are leaving some love :)
Now scoot on over to {Kristie Wilson's blog} to continue through the hop.
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Monday, December 6th

Ughh....Monday again!!!!
This has been a MEGA CRAZY week so this is gonna be a really basic post today :( Check out the {Mojo Monday blog} for this weeks sketch. It's PRIZE WEEK people...you'll want to play :)
AND
of course...it's H{ippity} Hop Monday :)
This weeks challenge was to use your first {ippity} stamp. That was hard since I bought the WHOLE first release the day it went live...so I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the {ippity} set:
{Life's Little Moments}
Thanks it for me today...sorry for the quick post...be back soon :)
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Thursday, December 2nd

Welcome to the first HIP HOP of December!!!
December...I have mixed feelings about this month. Excitement because Christmas is coming... worry because Christmas is coming...down right FEAR because Christmas is coming ;)
I LOVE the holidays...so much about them but man does it sneak up fast.
Yesterday was officially the first day of my December Daily album and I always look so forward to that project...slowing down for just a few minutes and recording something special from everyday.
Today the {ippity} and Unity design teams are sharing Christmas Cards!!
Here is mine :) I used the {ippity} stamp sets:
and
Not your traditional Christmas card (butterflies instead of snowflakes) but I think I like it anyway...at least the colors are traditional :)
NEED some {ippity} make sure you check out my {SALES BLOG}
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Now hop on over to {Stephanies blog} to see what she has in store for you!
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Wednesday, December 1st

LOTS of FUN {Paper Makeup Stamps} news today!!!
First how about a card ;)
I used {Francesca the Cat} from the Retro Cutie Critters line
NOW on to the NEWS!!
1. I'm being featured on the PMS blog today...{HERE}
2. SALES!!!!! YEP....FABULOUS SALES!!
Here are all the details:
For the first time ever, PMS is having a grab bag sale! There are lots of different types of grab bags available!
The Fairy Grab Bag - $10
For only $10, you'll get 3 fairy stamps! That makes them each only $3.33!!
The Moody Grab Bag - $10
For only $10, you'll get 3 stamps from the Moody Girls collection! That makes them each only $3.33!!
The Monster Grab Bag - $7.50
For only $7.50 you'll get 3 of our beloved monster stamps! That makes them only $2.50 each!
Sentiments and Wordart Grab Bag - $10
For only $10, you will get a mixture of wordart and simple sentiments at a minimum value of $20!!!!!
The Cutie Critter Grab Bag - $8.50
For only $8.50, you will get 3 stamps from our Cutie Critter collection, makign them $2.83 each!
The PMS lover & newbie grabbag - $40
This grab bag was designed for someone who either loves PMS and wants to beef up their collection OR want to share their love of PMS with someone who might not yet have much in their stamp collection. This grab bag will include a mixture of stamps and/or sets from the entire PMS inventory. This grab bag is sure to please having goodies retailing over $80!!!!!
Oh wait, and we're not done! We are also GIVING AWAY SHIPPING this month! Thats right, free shipping to anyone in the US and a reduction of $3 to shipping outside of the US. Please use USDECEMBER as your voucher if you are in the US or 3OFF for those outside of the US.
And the even better bonus, this voucher will work with all other vouchers!!!!
Quantities of grab bags may be limited to stock on hand. Free Shipping will last the entire month. No requests on the grab bags, please.
Head on over to the {Paper Makeup Stamps} site and start ordering...you'll be glad you did :)
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