{YOU deserve the BEST!}

HAPPY hip hop thursday!!!
getting STRAIGHT to the details o' the day...
did you start out at the unity blog? 
if not...head there right away
{you'll end up back here through the hop!}
there are LOTS of FUN things going on today and
angela has them ALL posted on her blog...
here's a lil hint if ya haven't already been there

yep...a BIG
which means it's the PERFECT time to treat YOURSELF to some NEW stamps!! 

you will now be hopping through the {ippity} by unity design team...
keep on hopping through all the amazing projects...
and then at the end EVA has a beautiful SURPRISE that you

here's my project i created for today...
i have been WANTING & wanting these flowers from dear lizzy and i was FINALLY able to pick them up when we went to ScrapFest at Archiver's!!  they are SO FUN to work with!!
do you see that ADORABLE METAL brad in the bottom right corner...
it was a PERFECT finishing touch that i just had to add!!
WHICH means it qualifies for sweet eva's {ippity} CHALLENGE this week...which is to incorporate METAL into your project!

paper & brad - my mind's eye 
pink flowers - dear lizzy
{ippity} stamps from the following kits:
i am LOVIN' these 2 kits...think about how much use you can get out of BOTH of these sets...
THEY are 100% versatile...and PERFECT for the upcoming HOLIDAY season!

get them from any one of our
TIME for you to HOP on over to our

here's the PERFECT quote to leave you with today...

“No matter how qualified or deserving we are,
we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it
for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.”
~Richard Bach quotes

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see ya back here SATURDAY as we celebrate World Card Making Day!!




if you started out at the unity blog...then you are very well aware of our SUPER FUN blog hop this week...
we thought we'd pull a fast one on ya and SWITCH it up a bit...
so all the unity girls are showcasing {ippity} stamps this week &
the {ippity} girls are showcasing unity stamps this week. 
we had an awesome time with this so i sure hope YOU are too...
Flip Flop Hip Hop

i'm getting straight to my project because i have TONS of photos to show you...
so i apologize in advance...it's a lengthy one today girls!! :)

like angela mentioned on the unity blog...
this is the mini albmu cover & pages from the one of the clases that she taught at ScrapFest...
and i have one today to show you that is all COMPLETE
with lots of goodies & embellishments!!
i hope you like it!! :)

{click on any of the pictures to enlarge the photo}

all of the stamps used are Unity by artist Melody Ross...

some excerpt from one of Louise L. Hay's books.


THAT was a lot, huh...i won't keep you any longer...
{but you will be seeing me again at the end of the hop for a tutorial on the ippity blog...}

ENJOY the rest of the hop-->
up next is our girl ANGIE...
with some LOVELY UNITY GOODNESS for ya!

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while i breathe...i HOPE!

it's been a CRAZY last couple of weeks inside Unity/{ippity} as we prepared for the BIG Archiver's ScrapFest event ...it was this last weekend at the Mall of America...
and WOW was it a BLAST!!
I was there to participate in the FUN just on Friday...and it was SO VERY VERY EXCITING!

i also had another craft show on saturday with my jewelry that i have been preparing for...
and THAT went amazingly well too...
so WHAT an INCREDIBLE weekend!! 
NOW it's time to sit back {just a bit} and BREATH!!  :)

i am hosting this week's {ippity} challenge this week...
which is to use ANY SKETCH from SCS
and of course your {ippity} stamps!

check out the DETAILS HERE on how to participate...

here's the sketch i used this week...
you can find TONS of card sketches HERE

and my project...
{ippity} stamps from where you should be 

isn't this sentiment great...
it's a great reminder---
sometimes we just need to SIT back.
take a couple deep BREATHES, and HOPE!

be sure to check out the {ippity} blog today for some
VERY INSPIRING CREATIVE {ippity} projects...



HiP HoPPin' Thursday...

we have been
at unity as we prepare for ScrapFest at the Mall of America...
actually...i don't even really recall this week happening...HOW can it already be thursday!?!?!

SO...will we be seeing YOU at ScrapFest????
if so...be sure to stop by & say hello, i just LOVE meeting all my crafty friends in PERSON!  this is my FIRST time at the event...i am SUPER EXCITED to see what it's ALL ABOUT...and of course the best part is always seeing so MANY of you...

it's also a SPECIAL hip hop post today as we 
and say our farewells to MICHELLE! 

we had lunch with Amy last week and i just KNOW that she is going to fit in JUST PERFECTLY at unity, she is FULL of ENERGY and such a DELIGHT to be around! ...i know YOU are all going to absolutely LOVE HER too!!

i am looking forward to spending the entire day on friday with her at ScrapFest...it's going to be a FUN FILLED day of chatting, laughter, and getting down to business {how lucky are we that one of our job duties is to participate in ScrapFest..YAY!!!}  =)

my project today was made especially for michelle...
she IS one FABULOUS lady, that is FOR SURE!

 {ippity} stamps from ---

wrinkle ribbon from Kim & Endless Inkabilites
{i also got some of her divine twine...and YES, it is divine...i am just LOVING it!}

who has ALWAYS encouraged me to be ME.
to be CONFIDENT in who I am.
to be my BEST. and DO my BEST!!
YOU are an inspiration to me!

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous 

ALRIGHT girls...i just KNOW that ANGIE has an AMAZING project just waiting for you to check out....
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hAppY HaPPy bIRthDaY to STEPHANIE!!!

a couple things today....  :)

number one {most important!}
it's a VERY SPECIAL person's birthday tomorrow & i know YOU know her...
guest designed for us a couple months ago and is NOW guest designing for UNITY!!!

we decided to SURPRISE her with BIRTHDAY WISHES
& projects made just for HER today!


number two {very very important}:
ALSO...Maria has posted a NEW challenge that we would LOVE for you to participate in...

number three {opps!}:
my blog is a wee bit out of place right now...BUT in no time at all it is going to be PERFECT...
so please stop BACK tomorrow and check out how CUTE it is, i can't wait to see the FINAL product!! :) 
off to my {ippity} project o' the day....
{ippity} stamps from the kits love in return & fall for you

be sure to stop by STEPHANIE's blog to wish her a HAPPY HAPPY birthday!
and then be sure to HOP on back to the {ippity} blog for today's
h{ippity} hop blog hop!!
ps....my blog should be FIXED soon!!


under construction...

thanks for stopping by...
i am sure you noticed right away that things are looking a wee bit different around here, huh!  please hang in their with me while i get my blog re-done...there was a little bit of a mix up & some things are just a little out of place...
but let me tell you that i just KNOW you are going to LOVE it when it is complete...HOORAY!

i thought i would share a wonderful "live everyday like this" type quote with you...
the digital image you see is from house of 3...

{click on image to enlarge}

enjoy your day!
see you tomorrow!


make EVERYDAY the BEST....

it's a QUICK QUICK friends with FLAIR post today...

{ippity} by unity stamps...
flower from now & always
sentiment from so this is love
paper from cosmo cricket

head on over to the unity blog for MORE CRAFTY inspiration...

TODAY my wish for you is to
do something that makes YOU HAPPY...
make it a GREAT DAY friends!!!

thanks for stopping by....


diy lollies + {ippity} by unity = the PERFECT PARTY decorations!

oh how i love a GOOD PARTY!
don't YOU!?!?!
lots of LAUGHTER. WONDERFUL conversations... &
of course just being surrounded with people you ADORE...
is exactly what i think of when
every thursday rolls around...
with the unity & {ippity} by unity design teams!

every thursday we enjoy the day with...
{with both unity & ippity dt}
& of course PRIZES!!!
please join us...
we LOVE having the opportunity to chat with YOU!!!

SO let's KEEP this PARTY rolling....
{if you started here...please head back to the unity blog to start at the beginning of the hop...i wouldn't want you to miss any unity goodness in action!}
HOW adorable are these?!?!?
i discovered a very inspiring tutorial on the house of 3 blog on how to
make these "LOLLIES" as they call them...

here's my version of them up close...
so not only did i discover all the WONDERFUL possibilities that these adorable lollies could be used for...but i also discovered a NEW {but very old} crafting tool that i cannot believe i have been living without...
i "officially" am a HOT GLUE GUN FANatic!!!
seriously...WHERE have I been?
this thing is AMAZING!!!

these things can be made using all sorts of different papers, stamps, etc.
and for SO MANY different occasions...on the tutorial, they mention that for the spark event that they used NEWSPAPER to create extremely LARGE lollies..
now THAT would be a FUN PARTY decoration, if i do say so, myself.
i had SO MUCH FUN incorporating my {ippity} stamps into these...
the polka dot background stamp adds the PERFECT touch for the background of each of my scalloped circles.

i also used the star and random line stamp from authentic man...
the {ippity} ink's in...
waterlily green &
raw sienna

get your {ippity} here ----> {ippity} CHICKS

alright chicks...KEEP on HOPPING...
is your next stop....

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happy labor day...


just posting my project real quick today...i have some MAJOR CRAFT shopping to get done...
headed to crafts direct for their huge labor day sale.

i always feel like i have a NEW FOUND wealth of INSPIRATION after finding new craftin' goodies!
my project today is actually a re-created card...do you ever do that?  ...have a card that you like so much that you decide to cre-create it, only with different papers? 
this card was originally posted here.

{ippity} stamps -- sentiment from quotes a'la happy,
butterflies from what matters most
cosmo cricket paper - togetherness mini deck

be sure to check out the {ippity} blog
for your daily dose of stampin' inspiration &
and angie's NEW CHALLENGE!

i found a "labor day" quote that i liked...
enjoy your day!!

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.
But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You