HipHoppin' from CHA Chicago...

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we are at the CHA 2010 Summer CHA show in Chicago AS YOU READ THIS!!!  we are having a BLAST meeting all of our wonderful unity/ippity friends IN REAL LIFE!!  making wonderful connections with wonderful people in this AWESOME industry! 
it's LATE and we are all EXHAUSTED {and i didn't have time to create a project before we left town}...so i have decided to quickly share some photo's of our evening tonight as we relaxed a bit after the show and just ordered pizza IN!

michelle. myself. angela.
time to RELAX after a BUSY BUSY DAY!!!
the unity make in take using the unity/melody ross stamps...
this one was custom made for me by our very own tommy t...
how lucky am i!!!  :)

our ADORABLE aprons!! 
we have gotten TONS of compliments on these gorgeous aprons!

kelly. eva. karen. myself. lisa.
YAY...i get to hang with some of my FAVORITE WOMEN!!
love these ippity girls, they are the BEST!

got to hang with TANIS...HOORAY!!
she is ADORABLE & 100% SWEET!!!

my roommate....we get along PERFECTLY...LOVE HER!

adam hetrick...yep, lisa's husband.
adam just jumped right in and started helping us out in the booth...he is actually quite the comedian and fit right in with the unity boys. 
he was introducing himself has lisa's ARM CANDY......
which then turned into him being BOOTH CANDY....
which then turned into giving
whatcha think of that??

maren. jimmi. angela.
love this one of angela...we got a couple good belly laughs in on this one!

hope you enjoyed the pictures...i'll be back this weekend or early next week with MORE
{didn't have my camera available in the booth today...sorry!}

time to get your CREATIVE juices flowing by visiting our

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lovin' me some easy peasy PINWHEELS!!

HAPPY hip hop!!!

did you start the hop out at the unity blog? if not, be sure to hop on over there, you won't want to miss any of the unity dt's creations today...they are FAB.U.LOUS!!!!

you will now hop on through the {ippity} by unity design team blogs.

at the end of the hop you will end up at the {ippity} site
where you will have the opportunity to
that i have on my card below.
these papers from my mind's eye {so sophie collection} just SCREAM HAPPY!!!
{which means i love working with them!}
don't you just love this pinwheel...and it is SO.EASY!
{the unity/ippity make n takes that we will be doing at CHA were definitely my inspiration for this!  actually, angela has made TONS of these for our booth...
it is going to be SO CUTE!!!}
notice that cute background behind the pinwheel?
it's one of the flowers from the {ippity} kit now & always.
the adorable butterfly is also from that set
and the sentiment is from fall for you!

have i told you lately how much i love my {ippity} stamps?
well, i DO! 
they are so fun to work with...
and so versatile...
just keep on hoping and you will TOTALLY see what i mean...
{need some ippity of your own...
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getting ready for my first craft show...

i have been busy. busy. busy!
WHICH is a GREAT thing, because i have been busy doing things i LOVE!!

for one.
we are crazy busy at unity/ippity as we prepare for the CHA show in chicago.
for two.
i am having my very own booth in my first craft show this saturday in new london.
for three.
it's HIP HOP tonight and i have some projects that need to be made...asap!

but, guess what?

so really quickly...
i just wanted to share some photo's of some things i am going to have in my booth on saturday.  and would of course LOVE any suggestions you may have.
this is not a complete look at it...it's just a few of the things i am going to have...

 my necklaces. 

some FUN rings.
how adorable is this ring holder...i created it within just a few minutes.  i found this wonderful tutorial from POPKO...and you can find the tutorial here. 

of course everything is based around my favorite color turqouise.

 i updated this old frame with some paint but then DISTRESSED it to get the vintage look i want in my booth. i "think" this is were i will be hanging all of my necklaces.

okay...off to get STUFF done!!
...and if you happen to be in new london on saturday...
please stop by my booth and say hi...i would love to see ya!


h{ippity} hopping....

HAPPY Monday!!

WOW, I can not believe how FAST the days are going by...
we are leaving for CHA Chicago...

plus, I have decided to particpate in my very first craft show this Saturday...
selling my necklaces & other crafty items.
YAY, i am super excited for that as well. 
so basically...i have LOTS to do this week!
{which is a good thing, right!?!?}

so...in all the "busyness" of preparing...
{is that a word?}
i am just going to leave you with a short & sweet blogpost...

i am hosting this week's {ippity} challenge...
which is to use the colors TURQUOISE, YELLOW, and ONE OTHER COLOR of your choice!!
to join us this week, check out the details on the ippity blog!

here's my project:
using turqouise, yellow, and PINK!

be sure to check out all the other {ippity} inspiration via our
AWESOME DT and {ippity} friends


congrats pennant banner...

happy hip hop thursday!!
it's time to check out what the {ippity} by unity design team has created for you today!!!
{be sure that you start at the unity blog...
lots & LOTS of FUN & EXCITING things happening today!}

today i have a CONGRATS banner that i have created for my mom...
we are celebrating her retirement on saturday...

i used her favorite color {GREEN!} along with pink...this will match all of the other decorations perfectly.
honestly, it's waaaaay cuter in person...i think i'll try to take better photos tomorrow when i can hang this up outside in the daylight....

all stamps used can be cound on the {ippity} site...
click here to get order your {ippity} today!

next up is our FABULOUS Stephanie...
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p.s....scroll down to get a peek at some NEW vintage inspired jewelry i will SOON be offering in my real.e.random jewelry shop!


coming soon~vintage inspired jewelry...

here's a peek of some of my newest vintage inspired jewelry...
i'll be adding these to my real.e.random jewelry shop very soon!!


h{ippity} hopping...monday.

it's MONDAY...
which means NEW {ippity} challenge and H{ippity} Hop!!

this week's FUN challenge is to CASE ANY {ippity} card found in the splitcoast stampers gallery...i used one by fellow dt member stephanie.

i just new right when i saw stephanie's card that i wanted to use this one....

and here is my {ippity} card...
using {ippity} stamps from the sets

be sure to "hop" on over to the {ippity} blog to check out what the other dt girls have created and all of our WONDERFUL {ippity} friends posting today!

have a WONDERFUL week!



what a PERFECT sentiment to be used over & over again...
check it out...

don't you love that little heart within this sentiment...it is by tanis giesbrecht...
i just LOVE it!
{i believe she created the adorable owls as well!}

i had made this card for my dad...
easy peasy envelope by using playing card alpha Unity Stamp set

it's FRIDAY!
check out all our wonderful
friends with flair posting today!

we are off to another weekend wedding...
super excited...
will share pics with you when we return!!
i am so....grateful for YOU,
thank you so much for visiting my blog...
it means so much!!
ENJOY your weekend!


graphic 45 + {ippity} by Unity = PERFECTION!

hiP HOp peeps!
graphic 45 + {ippity} by Unity = PERFECTION

yep...you're still on the unity/ippity hip hop blog hop...
you will now be taken though the {ippity} by Unity design team...
what they have to share with you today!!

this week Unity is blog swapping with Graphic 45.
So ALL projects today are using the WONDERFUL paper line...

be sure to visit the graphic 45 blog and see what they are creating with Unity today!

here's my {ippity} card o' the day...
...with BEAUTIFUL graphic 45 paper!!
they go just perfectly together, wouldn't you agree!

this weeks {ippity} challenge is
FOUR for the FOURTH...so i used FOUR pearls in my card today...
AND have the word FOR in it...i wonder if that counts. LOL!
be sure to join us if you can...there is ALWAYS a wonderful prize to be won!!

{ippity} stamps used:
~frame from season of joy
~grateful from a moment in time
~for you from fall for you
paper...graphic 45

time to HOP ON OVER to our ever so talented

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four for the FOURTH!

i hope you had a
WONDERFUL 4th of July
mine was filled with...
and TONS of new memories!!

actually, my weekend {since friday} has been so action packed i didn't have a chance to get into my craft room to CREATE!!!  i am hoping some time today that i may have time...but we'll see.

THE CHALLENGE this week is brought to you by our ever so LOVELY and TALENTED
{and a super fun one!!}

FOUR for the FOURTH!!
{which means to simply just use FOUR of something...ANYTHING...
4 buttons OR 4 different stamps...just FOUR of anything!

check out the {ippity} blog for some inspiration via the
{ippity} design team...
and for our WONDERFUL list of H{ippity} HOPPERS!!

ENJOY your day!!


MORE handmade tags...

it's FRIDAY!!

i am definitely READY for a weekend of
FUN in the SUN!!

really quickly...
check out some MORE cute little tags i created..
perfect for
gift tags

i created all of them using the melody ross...

l.o.v.e. the bright colors of these!!

...and these...
perfect for gifts, don't ya think?

i am feeling SO INSPIRED by our Melody Ross stamps...
did you see the newest Unity scrapbook kit done by her?
be sure to check it out...

PLUS remember to use the discount code:
and get 24% off your ENTIRE UNITY order...

and be sure to visit all of our LOVELY & FABULOUS
friends with flair posting today!