Wednesday, December 22, 2010

 I've been absent from the blogging world lately, but only because life has gotten quite busy. 
My Etsy Shop has been busy and I have not had much time to sit and create....
Anyway - I did get the time to put together a couple of gift boxes.
Some cardstock, designer paper, a tag, wrinkled rayon ribbon, some Unity and PTI stamps, and a bit of burlap material transforms a basic kraft box.
 Below is a photo of the box before any embellishing was done.
These are still available in my Etsy Shop.
I know it's too late for Christmas, but these boxes can be decorated and use all year round.
In case I don't get a chance to post again before Christmas.........
Happy Holidays!!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Etsy Shop Update...

Just a quick post today to update you on my Etsy Shop...
I now have the new colors of Divine Twine in stock along with the original 8..
Cotton Candy
Aqua
Lemon
Cherry
Gray
Orange
Black Licorice
Green
Brown Sugar
Airmail
Purple Plum
Blueberry

I have them available in spools, sampler packs, 10 yard lengths AND
I will take custom orders for any amount you might need.  Just send me a note through Etsy and I will get right back to you. 
 I have also added some great envelopes.
Greengrocer Brown Bag Envelopes...........
  These are A2 size,
They have a notch in the flap that looks just like the brown bag lunch sacks we all used to use,
and they have that brown bag feel too.

I have them available in 4 colors (limited quantities):

These look great when used with your white gel pens too!!
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Monday, December 6, 2010

New Twine Available Soon & A Storage Solution Too

 Happy Monday all!!
As many of you know, I carry Divine Twine Baker's Twine in my Etsy Shop.
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of new colors and that time is near.
In a few days, I will have 4 new colors available:
Blueberry (pictured above)
Brown Sugar (below)
Plum Purple
&
Airmail
 I can't wait to get my hands on these new colors! 
If you think you might be interested, feel free to send me a quick email.......this will help me when I order my stock!!!
 Doesn't this Airmail twine look fun??  Can you say 4th of July??
 Below is a great storage solution for your twine.  Won't your twine look super cute all lined up on your crafting shelves displayed like this??
Keeps it dust free too!!

I will be stocking these dispensers in my Etsy Shop as well.
They will be for sale soon..........AND
If you order 3 or more spools of twine from my shop, I will send you one of these FREE!!
 (Photo courtesy of Whisker Graphics)

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Mini pocket notepads - FWF

 This project is a cute little gift box made using the Sizzix scalloped square die.  I cut two of these, stamped them, and then made up a small box to put between them.
The stamp kits used here are a couple of  Unity's Co-Branded kits with Jillibean Soup - HERE
 My second item to share with you today is this little pocket notepad.
The stamps involved in this come from the Unity Kit of the Month for November - Picture Perfect.
The notebook paper stamp and sentiment come together nicely on this little 3x5 notepad.
I designed a template to use with 3x5 scratch pads.
 If you look inside, I have designed it to have a little pocket to tuck stuff into.
These fit perfectly into your purse and are great for shopping lists, gift lists, etc.
I have several available HERE in my Etsy shop too.
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Card Set & A Challenge

 Skipping around the blogs I like to visit and came across a challenge over at
the Moxie Fab Blog for birthday cards.
These are my submissions for the
 Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World
I have not shared this set yet, and it has a few birthday cards included.
I love these colors together and kind of took off with the simple style using the
Papertrey Ink Anniversary set from this last year and some variations in the layouts.
 I feel so much more productive when I can put out sets like this rather than just one card.
Don't get me wrong, its fun to put together a super great card now and then, but my time is seriously limited nowadays.  One word............HOCKEY.
These were quick and easy and I love that!!  I was on a roll for sure.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gift Card Sacks-Tags-Ornaments

 Quite a while ago, I got my hands on some of these teenie, tiny brown paper sacks.
After staring at them for a while, I figured out that gift cards fit perfectly inside these bags.
I decorated a few of them and added twine so they can be tied to something.
They can be used as gift tags or hung from the tree.
My mother always used to hide my smallest gifts inside the tree somewhere - these are ideal for that!
I plan on tying a few around some bottles of wine and tucking a gift card inside.
You can also stuff them with any tiny treat or gift. 
 The Pandora bracelets / charms are big with the ladies in my family right now, so these are perfect!
They measure 2.5" x 4"
I have these and 3 other designs available in my Etsy shop right now.
Click HERE to check them out!



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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday - FWF & a Sale

 Thanksgiving has come and gone........still full from yesterday.
Today is Black Friday and I won't be going out into any stores today - waiting in lines is not my thing.
Just a couple of Christmas cards to share today.
Both cards were made using the new kit from Unity - Snowflakes Fall From Heaven.
The Wrinkled Rayon Ribbon (Red Velvet) and the Baker's Twine are available in my Etsy shop - HERE
If you have note seen it yet, Unity now has a number of Co-Branded Kits.  They are teaming up with lots of super companies.
Unity is having an amazing Black Friday Sale and FREE SHIPPING until Jan 2011!!
Check out the details - HERE.
 Also.......
I have set up a Fan Page on Facebook.  Come on by and "LIKE" my page!

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

{ippity} Fall 2010 Collection 4 Sale!!

The new Fall {ippity} Collection is now available for purchase through me....
Click
to see all of the new stamp kits available for purchase today!!
It's super easy to order:
send me an email :  my.ippity@gmail.com

Below is a snapshot of the 7 new kits and the super cute new single!
For close ups, click on my sales page where I have all images with prices listed.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More new {ippity}

Wish I had some creations to share, but with traveling, I have not had time to get anything together, so I just have to share the details...
 More new {ippity} to show you today..........above is yet another versatile everyday kit and below is the super cute Farm Fresh kit. 
All will be available from me this Thursday!!  Be sure and check back then!!
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New {ippity} Release - Nov. 18th!!

 Hello all!!  Todays' post is a "catching up" post...........I've been away visiting my brother and his family in Virginia and need to catch up on the {ippity} release coming this Thursday!
Here are looks at 4 of the new kits available for purchase from me on the 18th.
 As always, the super talented artists at Unity/{ippity} have come up with some wonderful stamp creations.  This release has a little bit of everything.  Everyday kits, birthday kits, and more.......
 This kit below is one of my favorites.  These images measure about 1" x 1" and the set is so versatile!!  I love sets like this....
Stay tuned!!  More kits to see over the next couple of days and all will be up for sale on my blog on Thursday!!

Have a great day!!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Thank You Notes


I don't usually post much over the weekends, but wanted to share these cute little thank you cards.
I love the PTI set - Signature Christmas.
These are CAS, easy to mass produce and make the perfect gift too.
The rickrack is actually cardstock cut from the rickrack die that PTI has too.  I make the die cuts and then run them though my Xyron and make a kind of "sticker" out of them.  Makes it super easy to adhere the trim to cards.  
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Flair Post

Very, very quick simple post today...........
This is a 3.5" x 3.5" note card perfect for putting with that last minute holiday gift!
These mittens are adorable and had to be inked as soon as I opened this kit.
October Kit of the Month - Unity - Take Time to Laugh.
The mittens were paper pieced with some PTI designer paper, then I cut them out and sponged the edges a little.  That's it!!

On a side note.....I cannot believe that my blog traffic count has hit over 25,000!!  I love that people stop by and "visit".
I also love the Feedjit Live Traffic Feed that I have on here. 
It's great to see who is stopping by, where they came to my blog from on the Internet, and what location (city, country) they are from.  Very informative to say the least.  ;)

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peppermints and Snowflakes!!

 Phew........finally some time to post to the blog today.  It's been a crazy time around here with work, school projects, and the onset of HOCKEY SEASON!! 
Just getting a chance to share this project I put together a couple of weeks ago.
First off, I used this super cute new kit from Taylored Expressions - Merry Little Cocktail.
I love this peppermint candy stamp....and the rest of the kit.........so many ideas running through my head.
I made the box with my Sizzix scallop square die.  I designed my own box for the middle and added some curled wire for the handle.
The bow is from some of the red velvet wrinkled rayon ribbon I have available HERE.
 To go inside the scallop box, I made a set of 6 holiday notecards. 
The sentiment on the cards is from the PTI set - Signature Christmas.  Another very versatile holiday set that everyone must have.
 Here is a little closer look at the box and the cards
 The cards fit perfectly inside the box.  Great for a gift - they can use the cards and then use the box to gift someone else!
I love how this turned out.  I must make more!!
Stay tuned - new colors of twine coming soon to my Etsy shop.......
Brown Sugar
Plum Purple
Airmail
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