Friday, December 2, 2011

I'm a Friend...With Flair!

It's Friday and that means it's time for Unity Friends With Flair! Today I have a card to share with you that I made for two challenges: The Unity "Let it Snow" Challenge and the "Summer in November" challenge for the new GinaK release on Stamp TV. Here it is:

I got this image from the new Kit of the Month stamps from Unity that I received in the mail a couple of days ago. I couldn't WAIT to get this little guy all inked up! Isn't he cute? I used my crayola coloring leads to color him in...I don't own copics...I am actually too scared to but them! I am afraid that I will like them and have to get them ALL! Do you know how many of those things there are?!? Do you know how much money I would spend?!?! So, for now, I will stick with my coloring leads...I like them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Friday, November 25, 2011

Friends With Flair Friday

It has been WAY too long since I have taken part in the Unity Friends With Flair Fridays! I really missed it. So, here I am!

I decided to combine the Unity Kit of the Month Challenge with my Friends with Flair post today. When I say the sketch for the challenge I knew I just HAD to do it.

Isn't it cute?!?!

Here is what I did:

I spent SO much time trying to get this card done! I had it all together and then ripped it apart because I didn't like the background paper that I had used. Then I decided to put some bling on the tag but the branch was not noticeable so I outlined it with a white pen. Then I decided it needed just a little something so I stamped Joy & Peace in black...but it kinda went off the tag a little. Oh well! No one likes perfect, right? ;)

For  this card I used two kit of the months, September 2011's kit gave me the Peace & Joy stamp as well as the round DEC 25th stamp. August 2011's kit gave me the starburst stamp (under the DEC 25th stamp) and the branch on the tag.

You can find these kit of the months on the Unity Stamp Co. website.

Hope you like my card! Have fun on the hop!

Love, Patricia

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Unity Challenge: Let It Snow!

I really enjoyed doing a card for the Unity Challenge this month. Their theme is "Let It Snow" and with all the snowy weather lately I thought that it would be an excellent time to take part! Now, I'm not the one to love at all. I love the fall and its cool weather and the trees changing color and Halloween coming and...well, you get the point! Winter and its 7+ month of snow and ice...well...I'm not much of a fan. I don't mind being cool but I don't like to be cold. But, I do have a wonderful DH who does not mind taking the kids out into the white stuff and a new craft room for me to play in this Winter. I can see it now...DH and the kids gone off sledding, me in my cozy craftroom making cards and scrapbook the day away. You know what?! I think I'm going to change my mind on this whole "not a fan of Winter" thing! I think it sounds pretty good now!! LOL!

Anyways, enough of me boring you to death about my love/hate relationship with Old Man Winter! On to the card!

To keep with the snow theme I embossed a piece of blue paper with a new snowflakes folder that I got receintly for my Big Shot. I love that machine! I distressed the edges of the embossed paper and the mat with my distress tool and inked the edges a bit. I added a little ribbon and then some red rubber goodness in the form of Unity and {ippity} stamps! The mittens came in a grab bag of stamps that I got from the Unity Stamp Co. website a while back...I'm not sure of the set it belongs too. The "warmest wishes" sentiment came from the {ippity} set "Season of Joy" which is the most PERFECT set for the holidays! 

I hope you liked my card! Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Want some {ippiy} goodness of your own? Visit my sales blog or contact me at to order some. I offer free shipping all the time!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Here's a Challenge...Chick!

So, have you guys checked out Chick Challenges {with Ippity} yet? It is only one of the coolest blogs out there for challenges now! Each week the blog is hosted by one of the Ippity Chicks (they are the sellers of Ippity) and the host offers up a prize to a lucky person randomly drawn from the list of participants in that weeks challenge.

Guess what chick is hosting it this week?


I'm so excited to see what you all can create from this sketch:

Here's what I made:

For this one I used the butterfly from the set "Now and Always" all time favourite! This stamps set can be used so many time and, honestly, has seen the most ink out of ALL my stamps...and that's a lot of stamps! The "happy birthday" sentiment came from the "How YOU Doin'" set...another favourite of mine. It's so versatile! It is the set that has seen the SECOND most ink out of all my stamps. Then I added a few flowers and some buttons. Presto!

Here's the next card I made:

I used the "Flowers + Friends = Priceless" set for the flowers on this one. I embossed the flowers (of course!) and I think they turned out pretty good! The happy anniversary sentiment is from the "Just Wanted to Say" set. I love this set too!!

Well, that's my creations! I hope you liked them. If you want to see the Ippity sets that I used or any of the other ones make sure you head over to my sales blog. If you want something that you don't see just ask! I may have it!

Now, head on over to the Chick Challenges blog and get the info on how you can win the set that I am giving away... "New Season New Wonder". Here it is:

Isn't it awesome!!!

I can't wait to see your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


The winner of the blog candy posted for the Christmas in October Ippity Blog hop is:

Dee in N.H.

Congratulations!!! Contact me with your info at so I can get your prize mailed off to you!

Love, Patricia

Saturday, October 15, 2011


No, not really! If it was that "IT'S CHRISTMAS" statement would be followed by me running and hiding! I haven't even STARTED any Christmas prep yet! So, don't's not Christmas. It IS the {ippity}Christmas in October Blog Hop though!!!

So, if you are coming from Sarah's blog then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning you can go over to Heathers blog. There is also a list at the end of this post in case you get lost!

For this hop I decided to get out 'ol faithful...the "Season of Joy" set. I LOVE this set! just take a look.

And here is my project...I apologise for the photo...the lighting here at the time was HORRIBLE! I will take another one as soon as I can and update the post.

This is one of those wooden frames from Michael's. I painted it white, then Modge Podged some designer paper to the front. I didn't worry about having it perfectly cut to size. This was because I wanted to sand the edges anyway, so the paper was "cut" by that. I like the whole distress look! Then I added a little white ribbon bow to the upper left corner and the two stamps from the "Season of Joy" set...and of course I heat embossed it! I can't wait to get a picture of the boys to put in it when Christmas gets here! Hopefully I will be ready for the holiday then!

Well, that's it...almost! I have a little blog candy to give away! I will send a few random ippity stamps to one lucky person who comments on my blog! I will pick a name through the random generator who is my 4-year-old (his birthday is today!!! Happy Birthday Nicholas!!) and my DH's hat! Check back tomorrow for the winner.

Your next stop is Maria who, I am positive, will have an awesome project to show you! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win my blog candy.

Heather:  I Heart {ippity}

Noelle:  Noelle Scraps A Lot!

Sabrina:  {ippity} online

Barbara:  {ippity} do da

Angie:  stampings of the shug}

Crystal:  Crystal's Craft Corner

Jen:  Jen's Cup of Creations

Sarah:  The Joys of Creating....

Patricia:  My Crafty Creations <-------- YOU ARE HERE!

Maria:  Ria Creations

Andrea:  Ippity Stamps 4 You

Sherri:  Bits and Pieces of Me

JenMarie:  Taylor~Made by JenMarie

Lisa:  Schnauz Scraps: Hot Ippity Dawg!

Rona:  A Little Inspiration from Rona

Kim:  Scrappin' Creations

Lisa H.:  My Kreative Pursuits

Susan B.:  Paper & Joy

Jennie:  {kitchen counter crafter}

Jennifer:  Mitten's Papercrafting


If you are interested in {ippity} stamps take a look at my sales blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Saturday, October 8, 2011


WOW! OK! Anyone who knows me knows that I am always chronically late! Seriously! I think I have a rare disease! LOL! I have just shown you all out in blog land that my lateness has struck again! I was supposed to post the name of the winner of my blog give away on the morning of the 6th....and not it is the night of the 8th! Yikes! So, before I waste even MORE time, here is the winner!


Yay Marilyn! I will be sending your stamps (and a few other goodies!) out to you as soon as I can!

Love, Patricia 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Think Pink!

As many of you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Well, Splitcoaststampers are partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for the "Hope You Can Cling To" card drive. How it works is simple: you go to Splitcoaststampers, participate in their HYCCT challenges and send your cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Easy peasy! When you do this your name will be entered into a draw to wind some very awesome prizes! Even if you don't win a prize you should still feel good that your cards will be going to women who can use a few words of hope. For all the information check out the HYCCT forum.

I am going to try to participate in as many challenges as I can this month. So far I have only got two cards completed but if you saw the state that my craft room was in you would be surprised that I got those done! LOL! I spent most of this evening cleaning it so that I could get more done in there in the next few days.

These are the ones I have done so far:

This was challenge HYCCT1101A: Pink Critters! Basically we had to just take any critter image and make it pink! I chose this little guy from the Unity Kit of the Month Kit for April 2011. I think he is just so cute!

This card was made for the HYCCT1101B: Bling Your Cling challenge! For this one we had to bling it up! Simple! I chose an image from the Unity Kit of the Month for May 2011 and embossed, colored, and distressed it. Then I took a sentiment from the Ippity "Just Wanted to Say" set, which you can find on my sales blog.

Stay tuned to my blog! I am sure you will see a lot more pink in the next month!

Thanks for stopping in!

Love, Patricia 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chick Picks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}!  Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!
Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.  Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects.  We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets.  To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!
To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (; 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is.  (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.
I'm so excited about this challenge blog! The chicks that sell Ippity Stamps are just as AWESOME as the stamps themselves! This way you get the best of both get to meet the chicks AND you get to use the stamps! Plus, each week there will be prizes...and who doesn't love free stuff!! I love it so much that I'm giving away an Ippity set too! Wanna win it? Well, all you gotta do is comment on my post...that's it! You can tell me what you think of my project or you can tell me what you had for doesn't matter! Then, check back here on October 6th to see if you are the winner. Easy peasy!
Now, on to my project!
Today I have a card to show you. I saw some really cute flowers made from string in a card magazine and I HAD to try it out! They are so simple to make! You just cut out some circles from cardstock (its best to use a color similar to your string), put a bunch of adhesive on it, and start winding your string from the outside of the circle in towards the middle. I stuck a button on each to complete them...and to cover up the end of the string. I'll throw some of that string into my blog candy too so you can try this for yourself!

I think they came out pretty cute! The leaves completed the project and they are from my all time favourite Ippity set "Now and Always". The sentiment "thinking of you" came from a newer set "Flowers + Friends = Priceless".

 Look at all those GORGEOUS flowers! And that leaf is perfect!
This set is just ADORABLE! I just love flowers!
And here's the set I'm giving away.
Isn't it cute?!?!!
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post (and the other blogs) for a chance to win the prizes!
And, if you need some Ippity goodness you can check out my sales blog to place an order.
Now, hop on back to Chick Challenges to comment on what YOUR favourite Ippity set is!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Patricia

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Yes. I know. It has been MONTHS since my last blog post. I'm sorry. (Hanging my head in shame.) OK! Now that we have THAT out of the way, let me tell you why.

I have a new craft room! Well, sort of. It's not quite finished yet...but I do have a whole wall of shelves and I do have all my stuff moved in. I promised myself that I was not going to do anything crafty until my room was all done. I was not going to put myself through the agony of digging though boxes, bags, and piles of stuff to find the exact items I was looking for. Nope. Not going to do it. I was NOT going to move anything into my room until it was all done... Well, I don't think the sawdust was settled on the shelves when I started hauling stuff from my bedroom, down the basement stairs, and into my new room! I broke that promise to myself. That's OK, though! I am happy that I did! I have everything down there. It's not all neat and tidy and organized like I want but that's OK too! I still have an island and a desk that has to be built yet. Plus I don't have any pegboard or organizers put up yet. What I couldn't fit on the shelves is either on the floor or on one of those long, folding tables. The same table that I cleared a spot big enough for my cutting mat last night and actually created a scrapbook page! Yup! Promise number two gone RIGHT out the window! That's OK, too! I had lots of fun!

So, do you want to see it?

I actually did this page for a layout challenge that a friend of mine has on her facebook page. Here is the sketch that she posted:

Here is my layout:

This is Jarod's first day of Grade the end of the driveway waiting for the bus. Our dog, Daphney, likes to go with him in the mornings and I have a picture of the two of them together for every first school day...hmmmm...I see another page in the works!

For this page I used My Minds Eye Abbey Road paper. I really love it because it has a nice weight to it and the colors are awesome! Especially for boys! The tree and birds are my first attempt at coloring stamped images...I'm not sure that  I am all that much into it but maybe if I practice I might enjoy it a little more. That image is an {ippity} by Unity stamp from the set "Straight From The Heart".  You can purchase this set, or any other {ippity} set from my blog.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my post! Make sure you come back on October 1st for the Chick Challenges Blog Hop to celebrate the start of a whole new challenge blog!

Thanks fro stopping in!

Love, Patricia

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


You should see the beautiful Pay It Forward gift that I had come in the mail a little while ago. Actually, it was the day before the Canada Post strike started! Anyways, take a look at these images that I got from Cindy's blog:

Isn't it beautiful??!  Now, if you want to be inspired by all the wonderful creations Cindy does you should visit her blog at and become a follower. You won't be dissapointed in all the wonderful things you will see there!

Now, it is my turn to pay it forward. The next five people who comments on this post and states that they would like a pay it forward creation from me will get one! I can't promise that I will get it to you before the summer is over (its a really busy time for me!) and I can't promise you it will be as beautiful as Cindy's creation...but I will try my best! The only thing that I ask is that you pay it forward to someone else in the same way that Cindy and I are doing. Don'r forget to leave your comment and thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Friday, June 10, 2011

You're so sweet!!!

And you all are! But, the title just so happens to be the sentiment on the card I am about to show you. But first I will let you in on the particulars of the stamps used and why I made this card.

First of all, I made this card for two reasons...number one is for the Unity Challenge, which is called "Tooty Fruity" you have to include fruit into your project. I bet you already got that, right? I tend to explain things out a little too much. My mom tells me that when I was a kid and I would go to the movies I would come home and give her every single detail about the movie. It would take me longer to tell her about it then it would to actually watch it! She didn't mind...she would just say that now she don't have to watch that one! LOL! Anyways! I'm rambling! Back to my reasons!

Reason two is because it is Friday and Friends with Flair time! I have not participated in a long time and I was missing it. I figured I would get back into the game today and ,make something for it.

Now for the stamp sets that I used. I broke out my brand spankin' new {ippity} set that just came out..."New Season, New Wonder". I LOVE it!!! Here is the set:

 Isn't it awesome!! Here is the card that I made using this set:

 Like my friend (and fellow {ippity} chick) Noelle, I LOVE embossing! I fire up my heat gun and sprinkle that lovely powder wherever I can! So, it only seemed right to emboss those lovely cherries to get them looking nice and red. The sentiment came from two sets, the "SWEET" part came from the "New Season, New Wonder" and the You're so" came from the March 2011 Unity Kit of the Month. What an awesome deal those kit of the months are! You get a whole 81/2 X 11sheet of red rubber goodness!!

Now if you like this new {ippity} set you will love the rest! You can check them all out on my sales blog and get all the information on how to get them there as well!

Well, I will be going now. I promise that I will not wait so long to do my next blog post! See ya then!

Love, Patricia

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Looky, Looky!!!

Look what I got!!!!

The new {ippity} stamps are here!!! If you want to get your hands on them you can check them out on my sales blog to see them up close! Also, you will get FREE SHIPPING until next Friday June 17th!! YAY!

Love, Patricia

Sunday, May 8, 2011


First of all happy Mother's day to everyone out there!! Whether you have kids, kitty's, or anyone else that you take care of (including parents or partners!) celebrate YOU today!!

Second of all, have you been over to Bella Blvd? Did you see the AWESOME giveaway? You didn't???!! You should take a look! Here's a link: AWESOME BLOG CANDY

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter Monday!!

Its Monday! YAY! That means it is H{ippity} Hop time! So, you know the drill. If this is your first stop hop on over to the {ippity} Blog to see what's going on. There is also a list of blogs to visit there too.

Today I have a birthday card to show you. I made it for my SIL...I hope she likes it! I got the idea for this card (and the AWESOME tutorial!) over on Cindy's blog. She rocks the tri-shutter card!! If you want a great tutorial on how to do these you should check out her blog, The Crafty Frugalista.

I am also entering this card into the Unity Challenge, which is to use a bird or birds on a card.

Now, here is the card:

I totally copied Cindy's card found here. For this one I used three {ippity} sets, "Party Hat Wishes", "Season of Joy" and "Quotes a 'la Happy". They can all be found on my ippity sales blog with information on how to buy them.

Thank you for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Monday, April 18, 2011

So Many Birthdays!

First of all, it is Monday, which means that it is time for the H{ippity} Hop! if you started here head on over to the Unity Blog for more information on the hop and to get a list of blogs to visit.

Second, what is up with April having so many birthdays! You would think that July was a cold month or something!! LOL! It seems that every time I turn around lately there is another birthday and another card to make. So, guess what I am sharing with you today? Yep! You guessed it! A birthday card!

This one was made for my son's friend who turned 9 yesterday. Jarod was a little concerned that his friend was going to think that the flower and hearts that are originally on the cupcake stamp was to "girly" so I altered it a bit so the flower and hearts were not seen. I think it turned out pretty good! I used the {ippity} "Cuppy Cakes" set for the cupcake and, of course, the ever so versatile "How YOU Doin'" for the happy birthday sentiment. I got the idea for this card from the very talented Lisa Arana! You can see her blog post for the card here.  
Check out my {ippity} sales blog for information on how to get these sets or any other {ippity} sets!

Thanks for visiting!

Love, Patricia

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday!

Yup! It's that time again! FWF time! WOOHOO!! Friends with flair has changed this week and so have Unity and Ippity. If you head on over to the Unity Blog you can find out all about the great changes AND get a list of the blogs that are a part of this hop. If you are feeling up to it you can do a blog post for the hop too! It's not too late!! (One of the great changes!!).

Today is the 15th so there is also a new Unity Challenge up. All you have to do to participate is to make a project using Unity or Ippity stamps with a bird, or birds, on it. You link it up to the challenge site and you may win the monthly prize. This month you could win 100 random Unity stamps AND a kit of your choice up to $45!!! Amazing!!

There is also a new kit out and I cannot WAIT to get mine in the mail!

That little bird is so cute!! It would also be great to use for the Unity Challenge!

Ok, so on to my project. This week I made a card using both Unity and Ippity stamps.I also used buttons so I could enter it into the All Things Unity challenge! Here it is:

I made this for a kid whose birthday party my kids are going to tomorrow. I used the Unity March Kit Of The Month and the Ippity set "How YOU Doin'". You can check out my Ippity Sales Blog for information on how to get these awesome stamps!

That's it for today! Thanks for visiting!

Love, Patricia

Monday, March 28, 2011

Recipe for Hippity Hop!

Oh how I long for the days when Spring shows its beautiful self! Will it ever come? If you saw outside my door today you may think that no...Spring is not coming to Newfoundland this year. Today it is more Winter out there than it was in January. There is snow everywhere! We even had a storm yesterday! What a way to start a Monday morning. Thank goodness we have the Hippity Hop Blog Hop today! Something to lift my spirits! So, if this is your first stop you should go on over to the Ippity blog to get a list of blogs to visit as well as a look at the new challenge posted. If you participate in the challenge you may get the chance to win an awesome prize package!

The project I have to share with you today is a recipe card that I did for a swap a while back. I have never shared it on my blog so I figured that today would be a great day for that! Here it is:

As you can see, I did a lot of inking to get the embossing on the K&Company paper to pop. I also used an Ippity stamp set for the flowers, "Now and Always". You can find this set and others on my Ippity Sales Blog.

Well, that's all I have to share with you today! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to continue on the hop to see the other awesome creations!

Love, Patricia

Monday, March 21, 2011

It a beautiful day!

Wow! What a beautiful Monday morning we have here in the Codroy Valley! The sun is shining and the sky is so blue! Gorgeous! What a great morning for the Hippity Hop Blog Hop!! So, if this is the first blog you are visiting you may want to scoot on over to the Ippity Blog to get a list of other blogs to visit as well as the new challenge for the Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge. If you enter a project into any if the challenges (there are 4!) then you get your name entered to win a fabulous prize! The more projects you enter, the more ballots you receive.

So, on to my card! Today I am going to show you a card that I made for my FIL for his birthday, which is early next month.

He has farm land and love tractors so I though I would break out my "Farm Fresh" set to make the tractor and the stalks. Can you believe this is the first time this set has seen ink? Believe me, it will see a lot more ink now. This set is awesome! I paper pieced the tires onto the tractor and I colored the stalks, sky and ground with watercolor pencils. The happy birthday sign is from the "How YOU Doin'" set which I seem to use for so many projects. That's because it is so great! You can find any of the Ippity sets on my Ippity Sales Blog.

I also added a little bling to the happy birthday sign and an entering it into the All Things Unity challenge. Have you visited that blog yet? If not, you really should. They have some awesome challenges to get your creativity juices flowing!

That's it for me today. Make sure you continue on the hop to see what everyone else has done.

Thanks for visiting!

Love, Patricia

Friday, March 18, 2011

Always in my heart...

It Friday again!! My gosh! Where is the time going?! Someone told me a long time ago that as you get older, time goes quicker. Boy! Were they right! Since this week has flew by, and it is Friday already, that means the the Unity Friends With Flair blog hop snuck up on me as well. Luckily I had a project made already.

So, first things first. If this is your first stop on the hop, you should probably visit the Unity Stamp Co. Blog to get a list of participants and to get a look at what the "blinkie" looks like. If you find the blinkie on a blog, you may want to leave a comment because there will be a winner picked from them to get some free stamps! Yippee!

And here is my project!

For this one I used two sets. The jar and the sentiment came from the ippity set "Quotes a 'la Happy" and the hearts came from the February Unity Kit of the Month, which I just became a member of last month! These kits are awesome, by the way! They are HUGE and they have lots of variety. The possibilities are endless on what you can use them for! This months kit looks awesome too and I can't wait to get it in my mailbox!

Look at those awesome butterflies and that heart with the wings! I am so in love!

Anyways, that's all I have for today. Make sure you continue on the hop to see the rest of the creations! you will not be disappointed!

Thanks for visiting!

Love, Patricia 

Check out my ippity sales blog for info on how to get ippity stamps!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the latest challenge at Jingle Belles. The challenge was to use white, kraft, and pale blue.

I decided to use a a cute snowman stamp from the "Wintertime Let it Snow" kit by Unity/Echo Park that I got on Crafty Steals. Speaking of Crafty Steals, have you checked out that site? It is awesome! They have a new "steal" everyday and you can also purchase past steals that are still in stock. Ok, back to the card. I also used hemp to tie around it and some adhesive jewels...just because I love bling! The stamped scallops are from an Ippity set that I purchased recently, "Sweet Thoughts of Spring". This set is awesome for all your Easter and spring projects! The PEACE sentiment is from the ippity set "Kissmas and Mistletoe".

That's it for today!

Love, Patricia

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hippity Hop!

Hi! Its Monday and time for Hippity Hop!If this is your first stop you should probably head on over to the Ippity Blog to get a list of people participating in this blog hop and to get a look at the awesome challenges you could do. There is also a great prize that you could win for doing the challenges!

Boy! Time is going WAY to quickly!! It is already the middle of March. Before we know it summer will be here again. And then Christmas! If you have been following my blog you already know that I have been trying to complete my Christmas cards early this year. I have joined up with the Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and also taking part in the weekly challenges at Jingle Belles in order to keep my mojo going. Today I have a Christmas card to show you! I did this one using the Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge Sketch Challenge for this month. Here it is!

I used two ippity stamp sets for this one. The tag stamp is from the "Season of Joy" set and the sentiment and mistletoe is from "Kissmas and Mistletoe" set. Check out my sales blog for info on how to get these or any other ippity sets. I embossed the tag, sentiment and the mistletoe using Martha Stewart embossing powder and heat gun. The ribbon is adhesive ribbon also from Martha Stewart. The jewels are from Hero Arts.

I will have more cards to share with you tomorrow so stop by and take a look!

Thanks for visiting! Make sure you continue on the hop to see all the other creations!

Love, Patricia

Friday, March 11, 2011

FWF Friday

Hey! Its Friends with Flair Friday again! If this is your first stop then you should go on over to the Unity Stamp Co. Blog to get a list of blogs participating in the blog hop and to get the rules on how you could win a bunch of stamps JUST for commenting on a blog!! How cool is that!

To be honest, I had to rush to get something done for the hop today. I signed up for the hop yesterday, before I had anything made, and then my 3 year old got really clingy and I couldn't get away from him long enough to do anything! So, as soon as he was asleep last night I figured that I would get at something. The thing is, I needed to do something quick because he was not feeling well and who knows when he would be waking up again! I figured that I would make a couple of bookmarks, since I have been using scraps of paper or pieces of the Canadian Tire flyer to hold my page in the last few books that I have read! They are really simple and took no time at all. I didn't add any layers to them either because I like a nice, flat bookmark. I apologize for the pictures...for some reason the blue ink that I used just didn't want to show up right! Anyways, here they are:

For this one I used a paper towel to blot and distress all over the paper and around the edges with Unity Haystack ink. Then I stamped it using the music sheet stamp from the "Music Of My Heart" set from Ippity using Raw Sienna Unity ink. Then I used Colorbox ink to stamp the butterfly and sentiment from the Ippity "Cherish Your Dreams" set. Then I added the ribbon and voila! Done!

This one was blotted with the paper towel using haystack ink as well but the design and grooves on the paper towel gave a really awesome texture print to the paper. Then I just added the stars and moons as well as the WISH sentiment from the "Moon Beams & Heart Strings" Ippity set. Then, again, added a little bit of ribbon and it was finished! Easy peasy!

Well, that's all I have for you today. Now, keep on hopping to see what everyone else has created!

Love, Patricia

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Copics Blog Candy!

There is some awesome copics blog candy over at Crafts Meow! Check it out! You will not be dissapointed!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday's Hippity Hop and Jingle Belles

Hi! I love starting off the week with the Hippity Hop! It seems to make the day a lot better. And, if they day starts to turn into a typical Monday (Yuck!) then I just take time out to visit the blogs on the hop and see everyones wonderful creations! So, if you are here for the blog hop and this is your first stop you should head on over to the Ippity Blog to get the list of participants and to see what the newest challenge is in the Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge at SCS.

Today I have yet another Christmas card for you to see. I have been slack with completing my Februray cards for the Christmas Card Challenge on SCS so I figured that this would be a good opportunity to get them least get one more done! The challenge this week over at Jingle Belles, Home For The Holidays,  also inspired my creation. Here it is!

For this one I used felt with sparkles in it for the snow...although you can't see the sparkles in the picture. I also used the Ippity set "House a Home". Visit my sales blog if you are interested in this or any other Ippity set.

Well, that's all I have for you today. I am planning on getting crafty later so I may have more to share in the next few days!

Don't forget to hop on over to the next blog! Have fun!

Love, Patricia

Monday, February 28, 2011

Hippity Hop Monday

Hi! Its Monday which means it is Hippity Hop time! If you just started here then go on over to the Ippity Blog to get a list of blogs to hop to. I am sure you will not be disappointed in the inspiration you see!

Today I have a birthday card to show you. DH's baby cousin turned three this past weekend and this is the card that I made for her:

This flower is from the Ippity set called "Faith Blooms". The best thing about this set is that it contains two flowers and two sentiment stamps for only $6! I also used the butterfly from one of my most favourite Ippity sets, "Now and Always". This one contains 4 really big flower stamps, a leaf stamp, a vine with butterflies, and this butterfly stamp. The blue and yellow card stock was embossed with my BRAND NEW BIG SHOT!! I am so excited to have it! I also heat embossed the outline of the butterfly with my Martha Stewart embossing powder and heat gun. I am not sure where the ribbon came from.

Here is the inside of the card. I like using a little bit of embellishment that is the same as the front, just to tie it all together. This stamp is from the Ippity Set "Party Hat Wishes". I use this sentiment on almost all my birthday cards! If you want this set or any others you can get them by visiting my sales blog.

This card was made using the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #46.

Well, that's all I have for you today! Now keep on hoppin' to see what else you can see!

Love, Patricia