stamping with Unity & Donna Downey....

not really WITH her...but WITH her STAMPS! :)

HAPPY Friends with FLAIR Friday!

Did you know?
Unity Stamp Company & Donna Downey have teamed up to offer some really FABULOUS stamps! Unity Stamp manufactures these perfectly made red rubber stamps and Donna Downey is the artist extraordinaire.
They are BIG, inspiring, and PERFECT for scrapping, card making, altered art, and MORE.

Last night I used mine to create a customized journal. I LOVE journals {actually I have way too many of them}. I start writing in one, then decide to grab another one to write something else, and then all of a sudden I am carrying FIVE different ones around with me.
Who does that?

I decided to solve my journal obsession and create one myself. It isn't quite finished...but I am excited to show you the beginnings of it. The plan is to have different sections so that it is all organized perfectly...I hope!

The cover:
I created this using a hard piece of cardboard and
modge podging dictionary paper over it.

It had to be
simple & INSPIRING...
So I used my FAVORITE colors

I LOVE this quote...
{really think about it}
it has SO MUCH meaning!

Here's is my first "section" of the journal.
there is always a to do's list, right?

another section...This section is going to include my favorite quotes & more....a BE INSPIRED section!

I just can't seem to step away from those colors, can I?
Well...at least here I have added in some pink polka dots!

The pages are from an old journal that is completely falling apart...so I just created the cover of this journal to fit the size of that paper.

Check out these Unity Stamp kits...

above: The Artist in You

BOTH of these kits are an 8.5 x 11 sheet of red rubber...and trust me...you will use these OVER & OVER again!!
Looks like Scrappy Land has them for a GREAT price right now {and TONS of other Unity}!
check out the UNITY blog...
LOTS of FABULOUS FRIENDS are posting Unity today!!


the Brave Girls Club...

Have you ever heard of the Brave Girls Club??
I just found out about this site last week...
and you MUST check it out!
I signed up for the daily emails...
this was in my in box on Monday...

I LOVE it...each day brings a NEW daily "truth."
They are
uplifting &
how perfect!!
I highly suggest YOU sign up! :)
For the STORY behind these fabulous women,
and to join the mailing list...


Let's get SKETCHY...

HAPPY H{ippity} Hop!
Did you come from the {ippity} Blog? If not, be sure to check it out the LONG LIST OF FABULOUS woman posting {ippity} projects today! PERFECT for some Monday morning INSPIRATION!
This weeks CHALLENGE:
Create an {ippity} stamp project using a
SKETCH from SplitcoastStampers.com

It's EASY to play along:
1. Simply create an {ippity} project with a SKETCH found on SplitcoastStampers.com - or just
CLICK HERE for Scrapbooking sketches & HERE for card sketches.
2. Upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, March 1st with
keyword: IHHC12
3. I will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum

PRIZE will be the FALL 2009 PAPER Package with INK

Here's the SKETCH I used - SBSC170
Can you believe I have actually NEVER used a SKETCH before?!?! What was I thinking!!
They are GREAT...I am going to definitely be visiting the sketch threads more often at Splitcoast! The sketches are designed to be a starting point...you can move things around, change them up a bit, etc...
Here's my layout with MY BEST FRIEND Rikki & I...
SHE is the BEST!

This kit is PERFECT for scrapping!
Stamps used are from the NEW {ippity} Kit -

Do you LOVE that paper?


It's all My Mind's Eye and is available through an {ippity} chick near you -

click here to see the full package!

Enjoy the rest of your day with some




Blog Candy WINNER!


What a FUN FILLED day of PARTYING with all the {ippity} peeps yesterday! If you were able to join us, THANK YOU, we were SO HAPPY to have you apart of the FUN!!

If not...be sure to check out our NEWEST {ippity} Releases below!!

{click on image to see the FULL {ippity} line of stamps}
THANK YOU TO ALL of you that left SWEET comments on my blog...
it means A LOT!
I get to pick ONE LUCKY WINNER from yesterday's blog comments...
the PRIZE is ANY {ippity} kit of your choice...
and the WINNER is....
Sharon said...
Love this card! Love the colors sortof an off red white blue combo not traditional and I LOVE that.
Sharon please email me at eryn@unitystampco.com to claim your prize!

{I thank MARIA for the AWESOME red, white, & blue combo challenge, she definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone & I LOVE that!!}
I loved this quote today...
You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
~James Allen
HAPPY & POSITIVE THOUGHTS being sent your way! :)


Let's get this PARTY STARTED!

TODAY is THE day!
Please JOIN US at the {ippity} blog & Splitcoast for...
H{ippity} Hop Blog hop!
Inspirational BINGO!
chit chatting ALL DAY!
& of course...
RELEASE of the {ippity} WINTER collection!
This week's CHALLENGE:
create an {ippity} project using the colors

here are the details:
1. Simply create an {ippity} project with the colors RED, WHITE, & BLUE
2. THEN upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, the 21st
with keyword: IHHC11
3. We will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum

From ONE of the NEWEST {ippity} kits
"Where you Should Be"
{releasing TODAY...keep checking the ippity blog for details}

Leave a COMMENT to WIN the {ippity} FALL 2009 PAPER PACKAGE!
ALL {ippity} Design Team members are giving away prizes today...
check out the CRAFTY inspiration they have on there blog today & leave a COMMENT to WIN!
get the full list on the {ippity} Blog!


{ippity} Sneak Peek....DAY 4

{ippity} Sneak Peek DAY 4
4 down...1 PARTY to get started....
I hope you are enjoying your day with the ones you LOVE today!! :)
Speaking of LOVE...haven't you just LOVED our newest {ippity} kit images???
Today is our FINAL day of sneak PEEKS...
TOMORROW is the HUGE reveal and PARTY!
Party starts at 10AM CST at the {ippity} blog! Lot's of FUN planned so PLEASE stop by!!
{be sure to scroll down for all of the latest sneak peeks}
I created this inspirational wooden "block" using one of the
NEWEST {ippity} kits "What Matters Most"
Releasing Monday, February 15th!

Check out the CUTE quotes in this set!

I LOVE this one...
1 cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given!!

YAY! I am so excited for TOMORROW...
HUGE {ippity} Release PARTY!
JOIN us at 10AM CST...at the {ippity} blog!


{ippity} Sneak Peek...DAY 3

NEWest {ippity} Release Sneak PEEKS
{3 down...1 to go!}
ohhhh ARE YOU getting EXCITED??
MONDAY is the HUGE {ippity} RELEASE Party...
but until then, we thought we'd share some SNEAK PEEKS!
{check out my posts below for more details!}
I created this tag with the stamps from one of the NEWEST {ippity} kit
"Where You Should Be"
releasing Monday, February 15th

I absolutely LOVE this quote...
it has SO MUCH meaning behind it!

AND the Unity Girls joining us today...
AJ Otto
Jen Erickson
Maren Benedict

Thanks for stopping by...
See you TOMORROW for another sneak peek!


{ippity} sneak peek...DAY 2

just 3 MORE days until the OFFICIAL {ippity} RELEASE PARTY!
MARK your calendars...
this coming MONDAY the 15th....come PARTY with the {ippity} girls.
ALL of our NEW RELEASES will be revealed...
We'll have LOTS of prizes!
Chit chatting all day.
Inspiration BINGO!
plus our
H{ippity} Hop BLOG HOP...
{who WOULDN'T want to join in!} ;)
on to TODAY'S SNEAK peeks of what's inside the NEW RELEASE kits...
DID you already see the images shown on the {ippity} Blog?
If not...be sure to check them out!

The stamps used above are from the {ippity} kit
"Music of my Heart"
releasing Monday, February 15th

My FAVORITE from this kit is that MUSIC BACKGROUND....
isn't it PERFECT!

The stamps above are from the {ippity} kit
"Regal Greetings"
Releasing Monday, February 15th
and of course I LOVE that CHANDELIER!!!
I think that is one of my MOST FAVORITE STAMPS right now....I mean check out my blog background, of COURSE I love it! :)

Check out the other SNEAK peeks by the {ippity} DT Girls:
Eryn Hagen (me)
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Maria Gurnsey
Michelle Woerner

AND we have some FAB Unity DT Girls joining us today as well!!

Christi Snow
Jessica Diedrich
Natalie Dever

Thanks for stopping by!

Get some {ippity} of your own...HERE!


{ippity} Sneak Peek DAY 1...

ohhhhh I AM SOOOOO EXCITED to FINALLY be able to post some projects using the NEWEST {ippity} kits that are releasing this coming MONDAY!
YOU are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL these kits!
We have EIGHT new kits...they are PERFECT for any stamper....a HUGE variety of stamping GOODNESS!
Did you see the sneak peeks on the {ippity} Blog?
YOU have GOT to see them...CLICK HERE!

the {ippity} Design team is ALL posting projects today with these NEW kits...check out what has been created!
Eryn Hagen (me)
Eva Dobilas
Heather Rolin (Guest)
Kelly Landers
Lisa Henke
Maria Gurnsey
Michelle Woerner

WE are SO EXCITED to have some of the UNITY GIRLS posting with us as well...check them out!
Brooke Lien
Jimmi Mayo
Kimber McGray

on to my projects...
I decided to create some NEW GIFT WRAPPING...these are actually made from cardboard paper towel rolls! I got the idea from the NEW Pink Paislee Live Pink magazine....they called these Candy POPPERS! ...how cute is that!?!?!
They are PERFECT for little gifts!
Above is from our NEWEST kit called
"Fishy Philosophy"
Releasing this coming MONDAY!
SHOOT for the moon....using one of the NEWEST {ippity} kits called
"Moon Beam & Heart Strings"
Releasing this coming MONDAY!

My 3rd Candy Popper was also created using the
"Moon Beam & Heart Strings" kits

Be sure to check out all the other Design Team girl SNEAK PEEKS today!
We'll be showcasing TWO NEW kits each day up until the official RELEASE PARTY on Monday, February 15th!!
.....so check back TOMORROW for MORE sneak peeks!


Alphabetically ADORABLE Wooden Blocks...

just a quick little post...
check out these cute little wooden blocks I made...
I just LOVE the {ippity} alphabet set...
It is a MUST for your stamping collection! So versatile and FUN...the options are endless!!

The paper is from October Afternoon
& the stamps are {ippity}.
NEW WINTER 2010 {ippity} COLLECTION releases on Monday, Feb. 15th...SNEAK peeks start TOMORROW!
Join us at the {ippity} blog!


Birthday Wishes....

Time for some more H{ippity} Hopping...YAY!!
{sorry for my late post today...it has been SNOWING here for 2 days straight so my morning hasn't been going as normally planned!!}
...but on with the show!!
HAPPY HAPPY birthday to our SWEET & amazingly talented Design Team Member LISA!! Hope you are having a FABULOUS day!! :)
H{ippity} Hop BLOG HOP TODAY...
check out all the {ippity} projects posted today by clicking HERE!
and we would LOVE if you joined us!!
here are the details:1. Simply create an {ippity} project with a Valentine's theme2. THEN upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, the 14th
with keyword:
IHHC103. We will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum

Here's my BIRTHDAY card for our SWEET LISA!

I used the BIRTHDAY WISHES stamp from the Just Wanted to Say set and the LOGO FRAME from the Snippity of Ippity set.
HOPE your Monday has started off with a GREAT START!!
Enjoy your day!