Friday, December 31, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year's Eve and Happy Friends with Flair Friday! I must apologize that my post is so late but there were some major technical difficulties. What an amazing year this has been for Unity Stamp Co and for myself as an Ippity Chick. I have had so much fun since joining and met so many great ladies in ths process. I really look forward to the coming year and what it holds. I hope everyone will visit the Unity website and take advantage of the great sale they have going on here are some of the details:


I will be having my next card class on January 15th so feel free to contact me if you are interested in taking it. Here are two of the three things we will be making during that class. The third will be a surprise!


This card was made using Ippity stamp set "Here and Now" and "Gurnsey Gingham" which are both available from me.

This card was made using the "Here and Now" Ippity Stamp set that I currently have in stock. Just drop me an email if you are interested in purchasing any of the Ippity stamp sets.

Here are the two sets:



Thanks for stopping by and sorry again for the late post. I wish everyone a very happy and more than prosperous New Year!

Thanks, Crystal




Friday, December 10, 2010

Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop is here!

Welcome to your 3rd stop on the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop.

I made these three cards to share with you today.


This was a fairly easy card but I really like the way it turned out.
So how do you like Santa in a hot air ballon. I love the Webster's paper 8x8 pad. I cut him out of one of those sheets and the oval is a new Ippity set along with the swirl behind the balloon. Let me know if you must have one I have some in stock.
This is a simple Christmas card that is part of a set of 5 that I will be selling to a friend.

For anyone who joins as a follower during the hop, I will be doing a random drawing and giving away a new release Ippity stamp. They are all amazing and I just can't put mine down so I know you will enjoy them!

Don't forget to leave a comment on all 25 blog posts & in the Paper Secrets forum for your chance to win 1 of the 3 gifts Paper Secrets is giving away.

http://papersecrets.friendhood.net/blog-candy-blog-hops-f5/paper-secrets-holiday-hop-dec-10th-13th-t1113.htm

In case you get lost, you can find a complete list of participating blogs here...


http://papersecrets.friendhood.net/blog-candy-blog-hops-f5/paper-secrets-holiday-hop-dec-10th-13th-t1113.htm

Rochelle Spears is next on the hop so head on over to her blog and leave her some love!

Thanks for stopping by!
Crystal










Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday and FWF!

I have been trying to squeeze out some Christmas cards since it is quickly approaching. I made a set of 5 cards that I will package and either sell or give away as a gift. I made them using the October KOTM from Unity. I love this kit and love November's even more. If you are not a monthly kit member.....WHY AREN'T YOU? They are amazing and so much fun. Here's my set of cards:


Here is another card I made using the same KOTM:

There are many other talented ladies on the blog so please head over and leave them some love! Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Release Day!

Hello, today is finally release day. This is my first release and it was hard keeping them to myself waiting for today but I am super excited to share some cards I made using these beautiful new stamps. There's lots to see today so I'll make this short and sweet. I made both of these cards with the new stamp set "Sing a New Song". I love this set and isn't that bird adorable?


Here is the second card I made. I just love this paper and love the stamps more:

Sorry the photo is a little blurry. Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by all the other blogs to see their wonderful creations. Beginning today, I have all the new stamp sets in stock and ready to send out to you.

Thanks,
Crystal


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A quick card.......

I was in desperate need of some crafty therapy so I made this card. I will not have much crafty time starting tomorrow due to finals being this week. However, I will begin my last 2 classes on Monday which puts me that much closer to graduation! Wow...what a journey it has been. I don't know how Isaac and Sal have put up with me for these past 16 months but I love them more for it. It has not been easy and putting up with me has been even harder I'm sure. They deserve all the credit for helping me reach this tremendous goal for me. Sooooo.....here's my card: 


I am really happy with the way it turned out. The blue background paper is from my stash. The clouds are a stamp from the October Unity Kit of the Month (isn't it great?!) as is the sentiment at the bottom. The sun is from the {ippity} stamp set "Quotes a 'la Happy". The ribbon and sun were colored with Sunflower Glimmermist. This card reminded me of the fact that there are no bad days, each day is what we choose to make of it. I hope this puts a little sunshine in your day!

Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal

Monday, November 1, 2010

H{ippity} Hop....it's November already!?!

Happy Monday everyone and happy h{ippity} hop! My mind is still unable to grasp the fact that it is November already. This is my favorite time of year with the holidays on the way and so many festivities and functions taking place. Today I want to share a little Christmas decor that I made using a $1.00 wooden house from Joann's and leftovers stuff from my stash. I did not use anything new or did not buy anything used on this little house. This is also my first time trying anything like this and I am pleasantly surprised with how it came out. I hope you enjoy it as well.

The house started out as bare wood that I painted white. The bird is a mirror from Heidi Swapp that has been in my stash forever. The poinsettia and leaves are from Prima and are from last year. The snowflake rub-ons are Basic Grey from the Wassail collection.

This is the side using the Unity music Stamp on the roof along with Webster paper covering the roof and side. There are more Basic Grey rub-ons for the flowers.





 Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by all the other wonderful blogs and leave the ladies some love.

Crystal


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Hippity Hop!

First off, Happy Birthday to Kelly! I haven't posted in a couple of weeks and am pretty short on time so this will be short and sweet. Here is a  last minute Halloween card that I made with inspiration from Papercrafts magazine. Hope you like.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure you visit all the other wonderful blogs for great inspiration and to leave a little love. Have a happy Monday and a great Hippity Hop!

Thanks,
Crystal

Friday, October 8, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone! What a great way to start off the weekend by being a part of my first Friends with Flair Blog Hop. All of the cards in this post are made with either Unity Stamps or {ippity} stamps. If you don't own any I highly recommend getting your hands on some. They are the best stamps out there! So here are a few of the cards I made for World Card Making Day.



This is my entry into the mini card challenge. Isn't that bird cute?

This one is for the color challenge. I really like the way this one came out.


This is for the Birthday card challenge.

This one is for the paper piecing challenge. I had a lot of fun doing this one. I was worried I wouldn't think of a way to use this stamp but I think I pulled it off.

I will be using this one for the distressed challenge. I distressed the edges of the card with ink.

I hope everyone enjoys my cards and remember I will be hosting a card class at my home on Sunday, October 10th at 11 a.m. Please call me or email me to confirm if you will be joining us. I have one spot left. Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal

Monday, October 4, 2010

{ippity} Hippity Hop

Welcome to everyone on this Monday morning. This is my first time participating in the Hippity Hop (so exciting). Hopefully this will be the first of many. So after a whirlwind weekend including World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 2nd, I have had a lot of fun making cards for the challenge to win one free year of KOTM by Unity. If you haven't heard about it head on over to Unity Stamp Company for all the details. So here are a few creations from this weekend. This card is for the sketch challenge which you can find here: http://dahlhousedesigns.wordpress.com/.


This card was a lot of fun and I changed it up a little. I used paper from Cosmo Cricket and Unity stamp set "Garden Variety". I stamped the flower pot and colored with Copics.
This is a set of cards I made using {ippity} stamp set "That's Creepy". How cute is that little spider. I used different colored gems for their eyes. I challenged myself to use only one kind of cardstock and no patterned paper.

Here are a few random Halloween cards I made from items in my stash.

and last but not least.....

I went out of my comfort zone with this card but I must say I really like the way it turned out.

A quick reminder that I will be holding an {ippity} card class this Sunday, October 10th at 11:00 a.m. for any that are interested please email me or leave me a comment letting me know you will be coming. For those of you visiting as part of the Hippity Hop, thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop by the other blogs and leave them some love.

Have a great Monday!
Crystal



Friday, October 1, 2010

Correction to Card Class

Hello everyone! In my previous post I mentioned the card class dated on October 12th but the correct date is October 10th at 11 a.m. Please make sure to contact me and let me know you are planning on being there and if you need my address. Sorry for any inconvenience and see you there!

Thanks,
Crystal

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Feels like Fall....

The much cooler weather today was perfect for setting the scene for fall. This is my favorite time of year and the beginning of preparation for the holidays. This week and next I will be having a contest where one lucky winner could win a set of {Ippity} Stamps. This is the set that will be going to a lucky winner:
So here is how you can win this beautiful set:
1. Leave a comment on this post tell us what your favorite thing is about fall.
2. Visit this blog again the week of September 27th and comment on the project that I will post made using these stamps.
3. Cross your fingers and hope you win.

I will be picking a random winner from the people who meet these two requirements. I will post the winner on the blog next Wednesday so make sure you do 1 & 2 before then.

Now for a few peeks at projects I have been working on. I got into crafting as a scrapbooker but with less time these days, I mostly make cards because they are quicker and I still get to get my "craft" on. Here are a few cards I made using my {Ippity} Stamps:


Stamps: {Ippity} Stamps--Now and Always, Delightful Little Things
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, craft
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink

Stamps: {Ippty} Stamps--The Simple Things
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink
Ribbon: from my stash

Please remember that all the stamps featured on these cards are available for purchase. Please contact me for more info. There will also be another card class on October 12th. More info to follow. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Stay tuned for more later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Crystal

Monday, September 13, 2010

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I had a very eventful weekend with Isaac's first soccer game on Saturday along with a birthday party for his cousin and the first "Ippity" stamp card class yesterday. Thanks to Kristen and Luz for coming to the class. I will be having the next one on October 12th at my house so please let me know if you are interested in coming. Yesterday was Grandparent's Day so I made this card for Isaac's grandparents. It is made using the "Fall for You" Ippity stamp set.






I will be back later in the week to share a few more projects. Thanks for stopping by.

Crystal 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Upcoming class.....

So....I will be having my first Ippity Card Class this Sunday, September 12, at 11:00 a.m. at my house. The price of the class is $6.00 and we will making the 3 cards pictured in my last post. There will also be extra supplies to make an additional card if you'd like. I will also be having a special sale for the featured stamp set if you buy it or order it on the day of the class I will be offering the set for $18.00 (it is usually priced at $24.00). What a deal! Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be able to make it!

Here's a card I made for my friend Bronwyn using a stamp set from My Favorite Things.


Sorry for the bad picture but I took it with my phone. I look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday. I will be posting next months cards and class date this weekend so stay tuned!

Crystal


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September already!

I cannot believe that tomorrow will already be the first day of September. Isaac will start kindergarten one week from today which is extremely bittersweet as I see my baby start school. I can't believe he has grown so fast. It is also the beginning of my favorite time of year.....fall. I love the colors, holidays, and events that come along with this time of year. So.....to kick it off this month I will be featuring a set of Ippity stamps called "Fall for You". They are extremely cute and fallish. I have just placed an order for some of these stamps so let me know if you want a set. Here is a look at this set:

 I made a couple of cards using this set. Let me know what you think.


These cards were super easy and a lot of fun. I will be having a card class next weekend so if you are interested in taking it, just let me know. I will be offering a discount on this set the day of the class so get yours while I still have some left! I will be posting more goodies close to the end of the week. Thanks for joining me and Happy September!

Crystal

Saturday, August 21, 2010

They are finally here!

Hello! After much waiting and tracking my Unity stamps have finally arrived! I have impatiently been waiting for them and the UPS guy finally brought them yesterday. They are gorgeous stamps and I can't wait for you to see them in person. I have already used mine and here is what I came up with:



This is a birthday card for our friend's daughter and also for a challenge at the SplitCoastStampers-Unity Forum. The winner for this weeks Free Giveaway Drawing is........Kristen Wong. You can thank Isaac, he was the one that drew your name. I will be taking your prize to you on Monday. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I will be back later today or tomorrow with another project.

Crystal

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome!


I am very excited to post this....my first blog post. I am hoping this turns out to be a fun and creative place for everyone to enjoy my projects and maybe even learn a few new tricks. I will be using this blog to share my projects and hopefully make a few new scrappy friends. Please feel free to share any ideas you have for what you will like to see on this blog. I will also be posting new projects from my new venture with Unity Stamps. I will be receiving catalogs to share with everyone and hope that you will join me in enjoying crafting with them. They are wonderful stamps and I can't wait to get my first shipment in. So, here is the first project I am sharing. This is a card I made for a friend for her birthday.

Crafty Secrets birthday card

This is a 5x7 inch card. I stamped the bird and branches and colored with colored pencils. I stamped the birdhouse on patterned paper and cut out. The inchie squares are stamped using Inkadinkado stamps and punched out. The flower is Prima from my stash along with the pin. A full list of supplies is listed below. I hope you enjoyed my first post and I will be having a giveaway on Friday to a random winner. Stay tuned for some Christmas cards to follow.

Supplies:
Stamps: Crafty Secrets-Clear Art Stamps-Birds at Home, Inkadinkado-Special Thoughts stamps
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink-Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass
Flower: Prima-Camelot Roses Gwenlyn
Pin: Jenni Bowlen

I hope you enjoyed my first post. Leave a comment and I will be choosing a random winner on Friday!

Crystal