Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just for fun....

Hi all!! Just wanted to stop by and share a few cards I made just for fun!! The first one uses my new Konnichiwa set from The Angel Company. I have to tell you I have the sweetest angel - Danni Bindel so if you need any goodies be sure to contact her!!

The cool flowered paper is from my friend Jennifer of JLJ Designs ArtFire store!! You really need to check out her store!!

For this card I used a Fresh Brewed Designs image

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!!! Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Christmas in July Challenges at Get Hippity with Ippity and Paper Creations Ink!!!

Happy Wednesday!! I have something to share on a personal note -- My oldest DD is now officially in double digits!! I know everyone told me and still does how fast time goes but it still never prepared me for it!! She is definitely a full fledge tween!!!

OK, on with the craftiness!! I wanted to remind you to be sure to enter the Get Hippity with Ippity Christmas in July Challenge at The Latte Lounge!!!

Here's all you have to do -
1. create a Christmas themed project using any image of your choice but remember if you use an Ippity or Unity image your name is entered in the drawing twice)
2. upload your project to the Challenge Thread at Get Hippity with Ippity group at The Latte Lounge

You can also enter the same project in the Paper Creations InkChristmas in July challenge!!

How about that 2 for 1!! :-)

Here are my cards. I used the Unity Itty Bitty Image - Find The Joy

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!!

Blessings and hugs,

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Blog Hop from Papercreations Ink

Welcome to the Paper Creations Ink blog hop!!!!!! I am so honored to be part of such a talented group of crafters not to mention the kindest ladies ever!!!!! Today we are celebrating SUMMER using some wonderful images from The Stamping Boutique.

So here's the scoop -
Where: Paper Creations Ink
When: Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:01am until Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 7pm
Prize: This FANTASTIC candy -
   Sorry the picture is so small - be sure to check out the full picture and list on the PCI blog.
How To Win Prize: Must leave a comment on each blog or hop stop and Mr. Random will choose the winner from all the comments!

Here's a little inspiration for you. I used TSB's "summer clothesline" image. 

Here's the list of all the gals blogs - remember don't miss one so you have a chance to win the fab prize!!

Paper Creations Ink
Melissa (this is me)

 Thanks for stopping by!!! I am so grateful that you took time to come by!

Blessings and Hugs,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Let the PAR-TAY Hopping begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited to add --- Ooopss!! I messed up and this post wasn't supposed to go live until 10am EST. What a day!!

Today is the day Amber Ink's First Birthday Blog Hop begins and it will run until Thursday night!!! I am so honored to be part of such a wonderful group of DT ladies not to mention -- Amber and Pam the gals behind Amber Ink are da best!!!

You'll want to be sure and stop by Amber Inklings Blog to be sure you don't miss any important info.

Here's my birthday card using the new Make A Cake Birthday set!!

Be sure to leave your comments on each of the Torchbearers blogs - a winner will be drawn from each gals' commentors. Trust me you don't want to miss your chance at the fab prizes being offered.

Here are the incredible group of Torchbearers sharing their inspiration.I am truly honored and humbled to be part of such a talented group!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Let the Amber Ink Birthday PAR-TAY begin!!

Just a quick post to let you know that the PAR-TAY has started at Amber Ink for their first birthday!!! All you have to do is make a hat, post it on your blog, link it to the post and you have a chance to win a $24 gift certificate to Amber Ink!! The only hard part is you only have 24 hours to join the fun. Here's the post with all the details.

Here's a pic of my little one modeling the hat I made --

Thanks for coming by!! Have a great evening!!

Blessings and Hugs!!

Christmas in July Challenges!!

Happy Monday all!!! I have info about a few Christmas in July challenges!!

The Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #3 Christmas in July continues until the end of the month. Here are the deets --
  • You must join the GHWI group at The Latte Lounge,
  • Enter your project in the “discussion area” just once, and it has to be Christmas themed.
  • You can enter any form of art: cards, collage, rubber stamp art, etc.
  • You do not have to use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, but if you do, your name will go in the drawing twice.
  • The prize is an {ippity} stamp set of your choice from Aletha's {ippity} sales blog.

For my creations I used the fabulous Kissmas and Mistletoe set. You can find it at Aletha's Ippity site. I also pulled out the heat embossing supplies and had a little fun!!

Here's a picture of the whole set - the perfect Christmas go to set...

There is also a new challenge at Paper Creations Ink. Challenge #5 - Christmas in July.  The cool part is that you can win the above Ippity set as your prize since Aletha is sponsoring the challenge. I love when my creations can be used for more than one challenge. You'll find all the details for the PCI challenge here.   

I know there are quite a few Christmas in July challenges happening out there so I hope you'll play along with these as well!! I'll be back tomorrow with some inspiration and details for this week's progressive challenge at The Latte Lounge which is also Christmas in July!! :-)

Thanks for coming by!! May your day be filled with Lord's love!!
Blessings and Hugs!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's Michael's Birthday Hop....

Welcome to our Birthday Blog hop for Michael!!! Karen thought it would be fun to surprise him today with a little celebration. Michael is Sara's wonderful fiance who is so helpful with all kinds of technological questions, issues and challenges.

Image from Get Hippity with Ippity -
Be sure to stop by and see what the other gals have created --


Michael - we hope your day is filled with much love and happiness!!

Blessings and Hugs,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ippity and Unity Inspiration

Just stopping by to share some more Ippity/Unity goodies I've made lately. Don't forget Aletha has an awesome Christmas in July challenge going on at the Get Hippity with Ippity group on The Latte Lounge. You have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from her site!!

The first few pics are a few pages in my December Daily album.
Unity Set - Life Is Good

Ippity Set - A Moment in Time

I also wanted to share some cards I made using Ippity and Unity sets  --
Unity May 2011 Kit of the Month - ..think Happy thoughts

Ippity - Now and Always
Unity - April 2011 Kit of the Month

As always, I am grateful you stopped by!!! Blessings and Hugs!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Latte Lounge Monthly Challenge

Just a quick reminder to be sure and play along with this month's progressive challenge at The Latte Lounge. Our theme this month is Christmas in July.

It's week 2 and time to add a new twist to our challenge - Christmas theme using die cuts or punches.

Our Current Sponsors are --
The Stamping Boutique and the prize is 2 images of your choice.
In A Scrap Creations Amanda has generously offered a $10 gift certificate to the store.
JLJ Designs Jen has offered a digi/paper pack of your choice.

Here's my card -

I hope you'll play along with our challenge and come join the fun at The Latte Lounge!!

Thanks for coming by!! Blessings and Hugs,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sweet N Sassy Connection Challenges

Here are some cards I created for several challenges over at Sweet N Sassy Connection. They have several weekly challenges and I finally found some time to play....

This first project used the freebie provided for the Wednesday Say it with Scripture Challenge. All the papers came from the Taylored Expressions March 2011 Key Ingredients kit.

The second challenge is Crazy 4 Cocoa which is Christmas in July this week. I used the Cocoa's Santa Hat image!!

I also wanted to mention that Korin is having a wonderful summer sale on digi images at the Sweet N Sassy Shop.

As always, thanks for coming by. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Blessings and Hugs,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Challenges Everywhere.....

WOW!! It has been a while with lots going on in the past few weeks! Our family took our first trip to Disney and then I took a class. Needless to say life has been BUSY!!! Now on with the challenge info!!

 I have three really fun challenges...hmmm...where do I start? I think I'll go in alpha order which puts first up as ....

Get Hippity With Ippity - Christmas in July Challenge starts today and runs until July 31st. Here's the info --

Our challenges are now going to take place on The Latte Lounge Ning site in our Get Hippity with Ippity/Join the Unity Community group. We are 22 members strong now, and we would truly welcome some new members.

The rules...
  • You DO NOT have to use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, but if you do, you are entered in the drawing twice. (We use the “random generator thingy.”) Do let us know what stamp set you use in your project.
  • You need to stay with the current theme. You can create any project you like, card, ATC, tags, layouts, etc.
  • You can enter only once.
  • You need to post in the GHWI Challenge #3 discussion area and in your gallery on TLL.
  • When posting to your gallery on TLL use the key/tag IPPITY#3.
  • Y’all may want to know what the prize is…it is a stamp set of your choice from my {ippity} sales blog.
I've decided that I would use this month's Get Hippity with Ippity challenge to make my December Daily album. I've been wanting to make one for a few years so this is my year!! I used the Unity Set - 25 days...

Paper Creations Ink - Challenge #4 "Red, White, & Blue"!
  • You can use any image for this challenge, but your creation MUST follow the "Color" theme!
  • We would LOVE to see all types of creations, whether it is a Card, Scrapbook Page, or Other Paper Crafting Projects!
  • JLJ Designs is sponsoring this challenge! Jennifer, the Artist and Owner of JLJ Designs so graciously is offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate (limit quantity of one each for the seam binding) for her NEW Artfire Store! This challenge will run until Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 7pm CST.
As always I love using, Jennifer's paper. You absolutely need to check out her Artfire Store. She is having a wonderful sale you need to see!!!

THE LATTE LOUNGE - Monthly Challenge - Christmas in July 
 Are you ready for our July Monthly Challenge? This month we decided to get a little festive and chose Christmas for our theme. We want to see all your Christmas creations. Our sponsor for this week is The Stamping Boutique.  Remember, this is a progressive challenge, so be sure to check back each week to see what the new twist will be.

As always, thanks so much for coming by. I hope you'll play in the fun challenges!! Have a great day!!
Blessings and Hugs,