OWH MWT – winter love cards

Hello there peeps!
I didn’t think I was going to get to the OWH MWT challenge today (it’s to make winter cards!) but I decided to clean my craft space for 15 minutes. Then I was crafting all of a sudden. I can’t help it, I don’t think. Clean = mojo for me. Oh well, go with the flow, right?? ๐Ÿ™‚
So. I wouldn’t normally go for a lot of yellow, but the yellow in this pretty snowflake paper from Crate Paper was begging for it.
Crate paper: Snow Day collection
Gina K dark chocolate; Bazzill pineapple bliss
Unity’s Ippity sentiment; Twinery twine
Tim Holtz scattered straw, antique linen, walnut stain
So I embossed it, and then lightly rubbed my TH scattered scraw ink pad over the top. It really makes the embossing pop!ย  A little love sentiment, a little twine bow… and done!
Enjoy the rest of your week, friends!

OWH sketch 148 – aren’t you super

Happy Sunday! It’s the end to a long holiday weekend and I’m not terribly excited at the prospect of Monday. Are you? :/ Our family relaxed at the lake from Thursday on. It was nice… and snowy! The evergreens coated in snow are just one of nature’s loveliest sights, I think!
It’s sketch time over at the Operation Write Home blog, this is number 148. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like this sketch! My scrap pieces weren’t quite the right size so I improvised with a background that peeks through here and there. This stamp set from Unity is great for kid cards!
Unknown papers, Bazzill tangelo blastย  and ocean breeze c/s, Gina K navy c/s
Unity’s Ippity The Best stamp set
SU border punch; Twinery twine
Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you had a great holiday weekend with family and friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

OWH VCMP challenge – sports

I had this card done for one of Cherie’s challenges this past weekend, but I forgot to post it! OOPS!

She challenged us to make a sports-themed card. I don’t really DO sports, but then I realized I have golfing stamps. Golfing-sport with a cart. ๐Ÿ™‚

I did make a feminine golfing card, too, but it’s somewhere buried in my craft space. I have got to DIG out tomorrow. Oh wait, tomorrow I am making more lunchbox notes for my 6 year old who says they make her so happy at lunchtime (cue melting mom). So Friday I will dig out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ippity by Unity’s Fore You set

Thanks for looking!ย 

More on the 6×6 paper pad…

Guess what? I was FAR from done using up that 6×6 MME all spice pad! Oh the scraps, but I wrangled ’em all! LOL

Believe it or not, some of the scrap cards I made are my favorites. Go figure, right? If you like these, stay tuned for a few more tomorrow that I’ll be linking up for Unity Stamp Co.’s Friends with Flair. ๐Ÿ™‚

OWH sketch 7 – sentiment by Lawn Fawn

Sentiment – Ippity by Unity Stamp Co

OWH sketch 24; Sentiment: Unity stamp Co

Top card – sentiment Ali Edwards for TT
Bottom – OWH sketch 7; sentiment by Lawn Fawn

OWH sketch 22-ish; sentiment Ali Edwards for TT

Unity’s FWF 8/24; Ippity Chicks sketch 43

Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is ready to kick off. For us, this is my husband’s busiest time of year. We publish an independent phone book and the book has to go to the printer next week, so for now we see my husband only a few minutes each day. He does sleep, but I don’t count that as quality time! It’ll be September before we see much of him, but he’s such an awesome guy. I think he’ll appreciate finding this by his sink one morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhow, I saw the new Chick Challenges sketch and I immediately knew what I wanted to do. In fact, I was tearing out this sheet of Crate Paper as I thought, “I should really dig through some more paper stacks…” nope. This card fell together in just a few minutes. I find that amazing – it sure doesn’t happen often! LOL

Side note: does anyone recognize this sentiment? I thought it was Ippity but can’t find the set name!ย 

Ippity’s Shine shine shine
Crate Paper dp and MME for the scrap, I think
Tim Holtz scattered straw distress ink
Momento tuxedo black ink

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Be sure to check out all of the blog links on the Unity blog, you’ll be glad you did! Have a fabulous weekend, friends!


Ippity chicks sketch 42

Hey there! I had the idea for this card days ago but it has taken me a while to finish it! This card was made with my mother-in-law in mind. Her birthday is in october and she loves to sew and craft. I think she will like it!

This follows Ippity Chicks sketch 42ย and it also fits with the OWH MWT challenge to use patterned paper and die cuts/punches (my buttons were punched):

Unity store set – sew cute
My Mind’s Eye dp
glossy accents, prismacolor pencils
Twinery twine, foam tape, button punch

Thanks for visiting me today! ๐Ÿ™‚


OWH MWT – get your kraft on

Today I was convinced my daughters would nap, so I convinced them to lay down with me (I wanted to rest, too!) for 15 minutes. Three minutes in my 6 year old was snoring, but several minutes later my 2 year old poked me and told me she was done resting. SIGH! So I had some time to create; thank goodness for Elmo songs on Youtube. We had some hysterical giggles as Elmo rocked out. ๐Ÿ™‚

I was thrilled to see a ‘use kraft’ challenge over at the Mid-week throwdown at OWH today. For the record, I ADORE kraft paper. Let the 50 or so sheets in my drawer speak to that – not hoarding, I use a LOT of it ย – but I was so not inspired today. :/ Eh. It was just one of those days.ย 

And now blogger is acting up for me. Thanks for visiting me today, friends! ย –Jen

Unity’s Thankful for All Things

Unity’s Unity in America set sentiment
DCWV guy stack dp

Lawn Fawn stamps

Some Ippity/Unity challenges

Hey there! It’s Tuesday and I’m desperate to go watch the US girls compete in gymnastics tonight, so pardon this very short post. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is Ippity Chicks sketch 41 – this is for my brother-in-law. He loves to golf!

Ippity itty bitty
MME Stella & Rose dp
Nesties labels 8
Inks: Tim Holtz wanut stain, weathered wood; SU not quite navy

And then a very last minute entry for the Unity Stamp Co KOM sketch challenge! This one also works for the Unity challenge to create a wedding card. ๐Ÿ™‚

MME Vanity Fair dp (SWOON!!!)
Unity KOM – Jan 2012, I think
Twinery twine

Thanks for visiting me today! Go Team USA! ๐Ÿ™‚


Unity FWF 7/20 and Ippity chicks sketch 40

I am so glad it’s Friday! I am ready for some relaxing at the lake this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

There is a new sketch up over at the Ippity Chicks Challenge blog (be sure to go wish Maria ‘happy birthday’, too).ย 

My Mind’s Eye ‘happier’ dp
Unity sentiment from the kit “naturally you”
Tim Holtz inks in walnut stain, tea dye

Thanks for looking! Be sure to hop back to the Unity blog and check out all of the other projects! You could win Unity stamps for commenting or linking up ย your own Unity project!


Ippity paint challenge

Confession: today I broke into the kid’s art stash to complete a challenge card! I don’t usually do that! The current Unity Opportunity challenge is to use paint on a card.ย 

My daughters only had bright paints and 4 colors. I went with red and green and the green is a little bright for me, but I think I toned it down enough with the red. Maybe? We’ll make this an anyhero Christmas note for Operation Write Home, as it’s thick to mail with those buttons. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ippity’s gingham christmas greetings
Stampin Up ribbon; rest from stash

Thanks for looking!!