Thursday, September 29, 2011

Challenge by AR and Sponsor


Welcome to week 5 with Challenges by AR! This week's challenge is a fall/Halloween themed week with My Grafico as our sponsor!

This week I used the Creations by AR Template called Single Test Tube Holder and my pattern paper and image are by our fabulous sponsor My Grafico and they are from the Spooktacular set.

This is what I came up with:

Be sure to swing on by the Challenges by AR blog to play along with your chance to win a fabulous prize from MY GRAFICO!

That's all for now!

Till later!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Craft Fair

So I have my first Craft Fair this weekend. Not sure what to expect in terms of how big or small. I don't expect too much (I don't want to get my hopes up) but we'll see what happens.

I am bringing all my cards, I even got a card rack from displays2go which I was super pysched about. But besides cards I have my magnets, necklaces, pendants, boxes...

Here is what my table is starting to look like:



I have it set up in my garage to get it ready, snowmen are not coming to the fair! LOL! The banner I just finished and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to hang it on the table with the table cloth. After this photo I added velcro on the back to see if it will hold.

I made something new for the show as well. I found wooden boxes at AC Moore to alter and using some napkins I did this:




These boxes are great little jewerly boxes or the perfect size to hold a gift card inside.

Well that's all for now!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

JUST US GIRLS Challenge #103


WOW, it's the Just Us Girls 103rd challenge today! OH MY! That's alot! I'm honored to be a part of the JUGS team from the very beginning. It's a fabulous fun group to work with.

This week I am the hostess over on the JUGS blog and with it being 3D/Template week my challenge is to alter a box using fall (as in the season) as a theme! I LOVE fall! Here's hoping we get some nice fall weather soon, it's been muggy and rainy here.

Here is what I did using a pop tart box:

I used images from Unity Stamp Co and {ippity}. The sentiment give thanks is from a KOTM by Unity Stamp Co. The baners you see is actually an {ippity} stamp from the kit called The Best. And the flowers are from the {ippity} kit called My True Joy.

The new {ippity} release is coming OCT 5th! Check out this preview:


YOU CAN PREORDER YOUR OCTOBER {ippity} HERE

Be sure to swing on my my Etsy shop HERE where I have my {ippity} kits listed. I also have pages here on my blog with links to my shop! Come join me on facebook and "like" my shop page RIA CREATIONS. Here I share all info regarding my card and gift shop as well as my supplies.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday

Hey there! TGIF and time for another Friends with Flair Unity style.

This week I wanted to share something I made using a template from Creations by AR called Gift and Card Combo. I wanted to create something that can be a card but hold wooden pendants I was making to sell at fairs.

Here is what I came up with:






So my pendant is not that large so I used some paper to fill the inside, but I think it works.

SO on another note have you seen the {ippity} sneak peeks on the Unity blog?? OH YEAH! They are coming Oct 5! STAY TUNED! I have {ippity} pages set up right here on my blog with links to my Etsy shop where you can buy them. If I don't have something you are looking for let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!





Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{ippity} fun with the SCS sketch



This morning I had time to play along with the Splitcoaststampers Stampers weekly sketch challenge! I pulled out 2 of my favorite (well they all are really) {ippity} kits: New Season, New Wonder and Music of the Heart.

This is the sketch:



Here is what I came up with for this week's sketch:

I used Stampin Up card stock and pattern papers by Basic Grey. I stamped the pear 3 times (using Memento Dew Drops to create the color) and cut it out. I thought it would be fun to adhere in the middle panel. The middle pear is on dimensionals as is the middle panel. I love the colors so perfect for fall.


I've created pages on my blog for all things {ippity} I hope you check it out! One page is called BUY {ippity} Here. This page I listed all the {ippity} kits and linked the ones I have in stock. At any time you would like one I don't have PLEASE just let me know! I willl always offer the best price allowed on {ippity} purchases. AND I'm still offering a free gift with every purchase! All my kits are in my supply shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just Us Girls COLOR Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another fun challenge with Just Us Girls! This week the wonderful Elise is our hostess with a super awesome color challenge: Kiwi/Olive Green, Pumpkin Pie Orange, Aqua/Turquoise Blue

With these colors in mind here is what I came up with using some Unity and {ippity} stamps:

Here I used images from Unity and {ippity}. The owl is a Unity itty bitty. The sentiment and arrow stamp layered under the arrow are from the {ippity} line. Ippity is sold through Unity endorsed {ippity} chicks only which I am one! Let me be your chick! The {ippity} kit used here is called THE BEST. This kit is FABULOUS! Perfect for any stamper or scrapbooker!

NOW be sure to swing on by and visit the girlies of JUGS:


Just Us Girls Design Team

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS101.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, September 22rd. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Unity - {ippity} - Friends with Flair Friday!



TGIF! It's Friday and time for another Friends with Flair Unity style! Each week Unity fans post their creations and link them up to the Unity blog! Unity and {ippity} stamps can be used!

In case you dont' know about the wonderful line of {ippity} stamps by Unity - THEY ARE WONDERFUL! That's all you need to know! LOL! No really. It's a great line with the same quality as Unity, they are produced by Unity after all. But it's a division of Unity where you can buy {ippity} only from UNITY ENDORSED {ippity} CHICKS! Guess what, I'm one!

Currently I have {ippity} kits listed in my Etsy Supply shop HERE! I will be adding more soon. Actually I will have an order going in very soon so if you don't see something here you want LET ME KNOW because I can get it for you! I will offer the lowest prices allowed for {ippity} and include a free gift with every purchase!

Right here on my blog right under my blog name I have pages created for {ippity} and my card shop be sure to check it all out!

Now onto my creation for today using {ippity}! I decided to go the mixed media route and here is what I came up with for the current {ippity} challenge over on the {ippity} blog! This is a 6x6 Canvas Board. Be sure to head over there next to check it out there is a great prize up for grabs!

This wonderful bird is from the {ippity} kit called Music of My Heart. This kit is amazing! On this canvas I also used dragonflies from the kit called Thankful for You. And on the background I stamped in orange Stazon dots from Dots for Sure. The last two kits will be arriving in my shop shortly! Definitely let me know if you are interested in those or any kits at all!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Growing in Unity Sign ups!

Growing in Unity for 2012 is underway! Come swing on by the Unity Forum over SCS to sign up! And if you miss out on getting a date be sure to keep checking the forum as I will make announcements over there when a chick has to back down and we need someone to fill in!

You can use either Unity or {ippity} for growing in unity! If you are looking for some {ippity} let me know! I would love to be your {ippity} chick! I have lots of {ippity} listed HERE, with more being ordered this week!

Looking for something I don't currently have let me know so I can give you the best price available plus a free gift!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pretty Alice

I wanted to share a creation with you using this wonderful stamp by Queen Kat Designs the Sandra Vargas line called Alice:


Isn't she just a sweetie! Swing on by the QUEEN KAT DESIGNS store and check her out as well as all the other wonderful stamps they have.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenge and BLOG CANDY WINNER!

Welcome! This week is the Just Us Girls 101 challenge! On our way to 200! And next month we will be celebrating our 2nd birthday/anniversary! WOO HOO! Thanks to ALL who play and comment!

Last week with our celebration each DT member offered some fabulous blog candy! And today I will announce the winner for mine:

CONGRATS TO LISA from Crafting with Princess Lisa!


Now onto this week's Technique Challenge:Here is what I came up with using new stamps from the Stamps of Life:
I used the sentiments and owl image are from the Stamps of Life. I just randomly stamped the sentiment images to a white panel to create my background. I then paper pieced the owl.


Just Us Girls Design Team

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS100.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, September 15st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday

It's Friday and time for a little friends with flair Unity style! This week Unity is sponsoring the CPS sketch challenge so I decided to play along.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch using the wonderful strawberry Itty Bitty and some Cosmo Cricket strawberry paper:


Be sure to swing on by the Unity Blog to link your Unity creation up and see who else is playing this week!

Till tomorrow! I will pick my winner for the Just Us Girls 100th Challenge blog candy!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Challenges by AR - Let's Get Sporty

It's time for another challenge with "Challenges by AR". In case you are not familiar, AR Creations is an awesome template store by the fabulous Adela. She has recently started a challenge blog for her amazing templates. Every few weeks a new challenge is posted and you will have a chance to win a prize! Come play with us in 3D! Swing on by CHALLENGES BY AR for all the details!

This week our hostess is Lori and she has challenged us with making something sporty. So I was left in the dark, literally from Sunday am to Wednesday afternoon due to Irene. But luckily I was able to pull something simple together right before this happened.

I used the Take Out Pizza template for mine and combined it with some fun sporty stamps by Unity Stamp Co. and here is what I came up with:



Inside:

Well that's all for now! Be sure to swing on by the Challenges by AR blog for all the challenge details on how you can play along and you don't want to miss what the design team cooked up! Go ahead and leave them all some love!

Till later!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Queen Kat Royal Release

This week is release week over at Queen Kat Designs! TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Welcome back for some more Amy Brown Fairy fun!

Check out this fun new fairy:

Be sure to swing on by the Queen Kat Designs Store for all the fun new releases. And join us over on facebook HERE.

Till Later!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fairy Fun

This week is release week over at Queen Kat Designs! On Wednesday I have some fun new fairies by Amy Brown to share with you but in the meantime I thought I'd share an older one.



This is Jamie Fairy by Amy Brown for Queen Kat Designs. I colored her with Copics and used Prima flowers.

Be sure to swing on by Wednesday for the Queen Kat new release!

Till later....

Saturday, September 3, 2011

JUST US GIRLS 100th Challenge!!

I can't believe it's our 100th challenge over at JUST US GIRLS!!! This is a group of ladies formed after Lauren Meader's sketch challenges came to an end. What a super fun group of crafty girlies to work with each week it's been an absolute pleasure!!

For out 100th Challenge Pam is our hostess and she thought it would be fun to do our very first challenge again? It was a sketch challenge and this week is sketch week!

Here is this week's sketch:


And here is my take on this week's sketch:
This is a fun Unity Itty Bitty paired with papers by My Mind's Eye.

Since this is a CELEBRATION you WILL want to visit all the team members this week and leave some love!!! There is blog candy being offered all over the place in celebration of our 100th challenge!!!!! DON'T MISS OUT!

Leave a comment here and be sure to play along this week HERE and you will be entered to win my blog candy:

NOW OFF YOU GO TO VISIT THE REST OF THE JUGS GIRLIES:

Just Us Girls Design Team

How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the the JUGS POST. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS100.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, September 8st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!




Friday, September 2, 2011

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

It's Friday again and time for another Unity Friends with Flair! This week I have a super simple card I made using a Unity Sentiment.




I used a kraft base and embossed with the swiss dots embossing folder. My picture images are actually mini notecards I got in the Micheal's bins. They come 12 in a pack, it's a fun and simple way to make some quick cards. I am hoping to make some more like these or similar to sell at some craft fairs I am going to do this fall.

Be sure to swing on by the UNITY BLOG to see who else is linked up to play today!

Till tomorrow and the Just Us Girls 100th challenge!