sweet thoughts of you...

Wow, whatta weekend!!  It was an absolute busy BLAST!
We were in the Twin Cities all weekend watching our Highschool Boy's Basketball team compete for the State Championship...the BEST part...
they WON! 
It was SO EXCITING & fun to be apart of {and reminded me of the good ol' days in highschool}!!

Anyway...enough chatting and back to the reason why you are probably stopping by... 

Time for some H{ippity} Hopping fun...
This week's {ippity} challenge is brought to you by our super creative DT member Maria!
create an Easter OR Spring {ippity} project

{for details on HOW to play and submit your project for a prize visit the ippity blog}

I decided to make some cute little Easter baskets...
they were SUPER easy to create!

I made one in "boy" colors and the other in "girl" colors...not exactly Easter/Spring paper but I like how they turned out. 

I used a template that I found in one of my old Paper Craft magazines.
{225 Cards & Gifts, page 51}

Do you have the Sweet thoughts of Spring stamp kit yet?  I have to say my fave from this kit is the cute scallop borders - there are a total of 4 different ones.  I know I will be using them ALL year round!!

Can't wait to fill them up with some yummy treats...AND the best part...I am AHEAD of schedule for Easter {that rarely happens!}!!  :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the H{ippity} Hop and have a FAB week!!


love U. love this life!

...and LOVE my Unity Stamps!!

Happy Friends with FLAIR Friday!
{I am posting short & sweet today, we have TONS of exciting projects going on at Unity that I need to get to!!}  YAY!

my layout is of my man & i...{obviously, huh!} :)
and WOW, I really need to get some pictures printed...
I had to use pictures from last summer in this layout!!

You've seen this paper before haven't you...hehe...
I think I've used this new Crate Paper for my last 4 crafty projects!
What can I say...I find it inspiring!
I even busted out some of my FAVORITE Unity Stamps that I haven't used in quite a while!
This LOVE stamp is one of my FAVES!  I stamped it on old dictionary paper, cut out the letters and then stamped them again on kraft paper...adhered the 2 so that it pops out a bit more.

BINGO...Unity Stamp as well!

Aren't these stamps ADORABLE!
check out the Unity website to see the FULL Scrapbooking/Collage kit & paper
plus I used the Game of Chance Bingo & Wholesome Love stamps
okay...back to work for me...
ENJOY the rest of our FRIENDS posting Unity today...
CLICK HERE to check them out!


the Optimist's Creed...

An addition to my journal...
{this is on the back of the cover}

A promise to myself...
{click on image to enlarge}


no other like you...

Just a REALLY QUICK post today...
hope your week is GOING GREAT!
The weather here is getting more and more "spring like" which I LOVE...so I am feeling HAPPY!

It's GOOD to be original, right!

{ippity} stamp from the Love in Return kit
Crate Paper from the Brook Collection
Unity Stamp Hybrid Ink in Umber Brown {available through an ippity chick}
Brads from My Mind's Eye Lush Collection

Here's a little quote to leave you with today...

Live life fully while you're here.
Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends.
Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up!
You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.
Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes:
 find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.
Don't try to be perfect;
just be an excellent example of being human.
~ Anthony Robbins

LOVE that...
now go have FUN & be CRAZY...and ORIGINAL!!  :)


H{ippity} Hop with a FUN Challenge!

Where DID the weekend go?
WOW, can you believe it is already MONDAY!?!?!
Either way, I am HAPPY to be here today with a FUN H{ippity} Hop and CHALLENGE!
The challenge this week is brought to you by our ever SO CREATIVE DT member Michelle.
use CHIPBOARD in your {ippity} project
{I had FUN with this challenge, since I typically don't use chipboard on my card creations!}
It's EASY to play along:
1. Simply create an {ippity} project using chipboard
2. THEN upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, the 28th
keyword: IHHC16
3. Michelle will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum ...
THE PRIZE - 10 random {ippity} stamps!

here's my project using CHIPBOARD....
and {ippity}, of course!

The paper is from CRATE PAPER...
I absolutely ADORE this paper!

4 u....pretty SIMPLE!

See that CUTE scallop border?
Isn't it ADORABLE...that's NOT ALL that's CUTE in this {ippity} kit,
Be sure to check it out!
ALSO, LOTS of {ippity} goodness today in blog world...
Enjoy your day!
need {ippity}?


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Did you happen to see this weeks {ippity} challenge??

Oh OF COURSE you did, you wouldn't pass a Monday without stopping by the {ippity} blog, right!?!? ;) Well, I wasn't able to get my project done in time for Monday's post (I'll be sharing vacation & my new little nephew photos soon!) but still wanted to participate in the FUN challenge that our FAB {ippity} design team member LISA provided us this week!!


create an {ippity} project using GREEN & a NEUTRAL color.

PERFECT for St. Patty's DAY...HOORAY!

CLICK HERE for the DETAILS on how to submit YOUR creation to WIN a PRIZE!

Here's my creation....using GREEN & WHITE!!

I am actually STILL debating if I even like this card...lol...how bad is that??? I can't decide if it is TOO plain and needs a little something else or if it is good as is...I am hoping that it grows on me! :) It is created based on a sketch I found in my latest PaperCrafts magazine...pg. 22.

The sentiment stamp is from the {ippity} kit - Music of my Heart


I have some Irish blood in me...so a little celebration is in order for the evening! Why not, right?



{p.s. i love you}

I am so happy that you are stopping by today! Don't you LOVE Monday's!?!?!
I am especially LOVING today because as you read this I am relaxing in the glorious sun in Hawaii! Yep...I am on vacation!! My best friend gets married on the beach tomorrow evening and I CANNOT WAIT!! It is going to be the best! AND I am SUPER excited to tell you that I am the PROUD AUNTIE to my newest little nephew, Jett Taylor Hagen! HE IS ADORABLE, sweet, & PERFECT in every single way! I'll share pictures & more SOON!
...BUT I know you didn't stop by to listen to my rambling...so I'll get on to the details of the day!

This week's NEW CHALLENGE is brought to you by our uber talented DT member Eva:
create an {ippity} project using

ANYONE can and it's SUPER EASY to play along:
1. Simply create an {ippity} project with DRY
2. Upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, March 14th with keyword: IHHC14
3. Eva will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum

{ippity} stamps are from the kits:
Moon Beam & Heart Strings &
Love in Return

I used to dry emboss quite frequently but haven't lately...SO THANK YOU Eva...I LOVED this challenge!

Be sure to check out the other ippity girls posting today!!


Time for some H{ippity} HOPing!

The beginning of a NEW week...
LOVE starting it out with all the {ippity} GIRLS!!
This week's NEW CHALLENGE is brought to you by our fabulous Kelly:
create an {ippity} stamp card for a

ANYONE can and it's SUPER EASY to play along:
Simply create an {ippity} card for a LITTLE BOY
2. Upload it to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, March 7th with keyword: IHHC13
3. Kelly will randomly choose a winner next Monday and post it in a thread in the {ippity} forum
I have a little niece or nephew due ANY DAY now!!
I am so excited...as I made this card lastnight...I kept thinking...
MAYBE it's going to be a BOY and THIS card will be PERFECT for him!

LOVE this set...check it out!

Be sure to check out the full list of participants joining us this week for our
Monday H{ippity} HOP!
Thanks for stopping by...ENJOY your week!