Monday, February 14, 2011

Hippity Hop - Happy Valentine's Day!!

What a difference a week makes!!!  Here we are last week!!!

Yesterday was 71 degrees!! Pretty soon it will look like this:

Here are a couple of cards with Ippity stamps - the first was for the IHHTC2 Challenge - these color combination challenges are hard for me but I love the MOJOMONDAY sketch this week so I tried it.  "Regal Greetings" is my favorite Ippity set - that chandelier is fabulous!

And, in honor of Valentine's Day, a reprise of my favorite Valentine card - that butterfly from "Devoted" is beautiful!

I hope everyone gets something sweet for Valentine's Day - a little chocolate never hurts:-)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Friends with Flair!!!

I can't believe it's nearly the middle of February. Time flies!!!  This is a frame I picked up at Target as a birthday gift for a good friend.  I wanted to do some stamping, too!  I thought she could find some family photos and leave in a sentiment panel but she told me she is not taking anything out because she likes it the way it is.

I used my favorite Donna Downey set, Insightful Meadows, for two of the panels, and an October 2010 KOTM stamp for the other one.  I used some fabulous Graphic 45 paper for the small square and stuck a gem flourish over it, too.

I figured she could write in family member names on this nifty stamped panel, depending on which panels she wanted to replace with her photos.  

This was a great project and really brought out the best in an inexpensive frame.  Since she knows how non-artistic I am, she was very impressed with this gift....

Have a great weekend and remember to visit all the other hoppers here.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Hippity Hop (Snow is Gone!!)

Hello Blog Hoppers - I am sure I am in the minority - I enjoy staying in the cabin and rarely get cabin fever!  This is what our neighborhood looked like this week - even the trolley folks had to get out and clear the tracks so they could proceed!  Would you believe this is Dallas??

I didn't use the time to a lot of crafting advantage but I did make cookies and take online professional development classes.  Lots of hanging around without a lot to show for having four days off of work:-)  

I did manage to complete several DAR applications and I made some cute cards to welcome our new members.  I'll be inserting a membership card in each of these to make my new members feel special.  I used the "welcome" stamp from "House a Home" and it looks perfect.  Here is the group of seven cards:

Here's one in closeup. I hope my new members enjoy these!  They were fun to make, too.  I finally used all these roses I had left over from my wedding invitations that are several years old:-)  I attached them to punched butterflies (Martha Stewart butterfly punch) and used my Sizzix dots embossing folder.  The card base was made with Nestabilities.  I am going to make a little custom parchment envelope to protect each one since they'll be going in the mail with other little welcome items.  I like my members to feel special.  The next group will be coming in April so I will be using the cute little spring chick stamp, I'm sure.

This is a birthday card using the new Ippity sketch - I used the "happy birthday stamp" from How You Doin" and blinged it up.  I love these Graphic 45 papers - they are gorgeous!

I hope everyone recovers from their junk food frenzy on Super Bowl Sunday!!!  I will be making a birthday gift to go with this card so I can give it to the lucky girl on Tuesday....

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