unity & {ippity} HIP HOPPIN'

can you belive 2011 is JUST RIGHT AROUND the corner...
wowza, where did the year GO!?!?
i don't know about you but i am  EXCITED to start a NEW YEAR!  i have a really WONDERFUL feeling that 2011 is going to be AWESOME!  YAY!! 

so...along with the NEW YEAR, we have decided to make some fabulous changes inside unity & {ippity}...and FIRST things first -- this will be the {ippity} design teams LAST HIP HOP with the unity design team!  but NO FRETTING, cause we've got some REALLY FUN things planned on the {ippity} side of things....STAY TUNED for that!  :)

instead of a NEW project today, i thought i would share with you some of my favorites from the past year!

you can get ANY of these kits from an ippity CHICK!

it has been SUCH A BLAST hopping with the unity girls...and i am very much looking forward to what 2011 will bring!

next up is one of the SWEETEST chicks i know..

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ringing in the NEW YEAR....

i hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!!  mine was simply DELIGHTFUL...we love spending time with our families and had a BLAST as always over the long weekend...AND we have one more celebration this week yet!

this week's challenge is hosted by our girl Kelly...
and the CHALLENGE:
to RING in the NEW YEAR!

i decided to create a set of tags - one for each month of the year.  i have january all ready to go here to show you and will have to show you the rest as i complete them...

i used the following {ippity} kit:
october afternoon paper and calendar templates from scs
{thanks lynn miller for your inspiration...she used this calendar template on an awesome easel card!}

have a WONDERFUL monday...


this is my HAPPY life....

HIP HOP!  it's thursday which means we are HIP HOPPING!  be sure to check out the unity blog for this weeks' VERY IMPORTANT crafty details...we have SALES and kits that we are RETIRING...you will definitely want to take a peek at those!

on to my project o' the day!  i purchased a cheap frame at one of our local craft stores...actually it was only ONE DOLLAR....and here it is finished, complete with october afternoon paper and of course some of my favorite ippity stamps.

the photo is of my incredibly amazing Grandma and i....
i LOVE her with all my heart.  one of my favorite things about Christmas is spending time with her...listening to her HILARIOUS stories & sassy ways...it's NEVER a dull moment, that is for sure! 
she is absolutely THE BEST!

i used stamps from the kits: 

get your {ippity} stamps TODAY from an IPPITY CHICK!

next up is our AWESOMELY talented girl, ANGIE...
ENJOY the rest of the HOP!

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h{ippity} HOP monday!

HELLO and thanks for stopping by my blog today! 
it's MONDAY which means i typically have a h{ippity} HOP blog project complete - however, this week, my weekend got away from me with preparing for the holidays & i wasn't able to get a project photographed and ready for my blog - i sure did try though.  lastnight i was stamping and creating but nothing seemed to come out just like i wanted it to...
do you ever have those days?   
i started and stopped. scratched one idea. threw another away...i am NOT a fan of those days, but they do happen so i will just roll with it....

instead of a projects i will leave you with this week's challenge
hosted by KAREN!
the challenge:
incorporate any type of punche{s} into your ippity project!
you have until next sunday night at midnight to submit a project for a FABULOUS prize!
click here to see all the details posted on today's
be sure to cruise through all the {ippity} design team and {ippity} FANS posting AWESOME projects today!

i'll at least leave you with an inspiring quote that i had in my inbox this morning....
“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”
-Zig Ziglar

have a HAPPY day!


mini journals...

i've been busy crafting and creating in an effort to try to give HANDMADE gifts this year.  i've still got TONS of work to do...so good thing i LOVE it, huh!  :)
here are a few journals that i created...

using my unity stamps.
the journals each measure approximately 4 x 4...so i should actually call it a MINI journal!  {the cover & back page are from 7 gypsies the ringed board book - which includes 10 boards that i just am going to take a part and use to create 5 mini journals.  i did have to purchse additional rings since the book actually only came with 3.  i then cut down extra paper that i had at home to fit inside. }

one of my ALL TIME favorite quotes!!
from the donnay downey & unity stamp kit - - insightful meadows

i was feeling very inspired by my donna downey stamps last night -
this stamp is from the kit SHE said.
ANOTHER of my favorites...and GO TO stamps! 
the donna downy stamps definitely inspire me...my projects seem to just come together so easily when i am working with them.!  do you have some of those "go to" stamps?

check out what's happening at UNITY THIS WEEK!
i personally LOVE LOVE the newest echo park releases..
sale ends monday the 120th at 10 AM CST!
check out the unity blog for today's friends with flair blog hop!


handmade fabric ribbon...and gift tag.

it's HIP HOPPIN' {ippity} STYLE....you will now hop on through the {ippity} by unity design team members projects!  HANG IN THERE...i know the hop gets a little long, but we've got a FABULOUS tutorial at the end of the hop by lisa arana - you won't want to miss it!  and of course, if you haven't stopped by the UNITY BLOG...be sure to head BACK that way before you go anywhere else - we have some FUN, NEW, and of course EXCITING things to share with you! 

my project for the week...
i decided to continue on with creating more finishing touches to my Christmas GIFTS...CREATIVE gifting is what i like to call it.  so for today i created some HANDMADE RIBBON.  and this is one VERY VERY SIMPLE PROJECT...here's how it turned out.

i created this handmade fabric ribbon by simply taking a long skinny piece of cream colored fabric and stamping DOTS FOR SURE both on the front and back of it repeatedly with STAZON {in cherry red!}
SEE...now THAT is simple!

i always like seeing a visual...so here is a before and after shot for you!
here are the stamps i used to create the RIBBON & TAG!

be sure to contact ANY of these amazing {ippity} CHICKS to purchase your {ippity} stamps.

time for you to HOP on over to ANGIE's BLOG!  this girl NEVER ceases to amaze me....check out what she's created for you today!!

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i've added MORE NEW items....

i've added a few more items to my online shop.

here are a few of them,
be sure to stop by my "Vintage Glam" shop to check out the rest...

he who holds the key can unlock my heart.
 the key fits perfectly within the heart...this is one of my favorites
{even cuter in person!}

{click here to ALL items currently available}

i thought i would leave you with a quote that i find VERY INSPIRING!
“Develop an attitude of gratitude,
and give thanks for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something
bigger and better than your current situation.” -Brian Tracy

ENJOY your day!


h{ippity} hop monday - {easel card}

HAPPY monday!
i hope you had a wonderful weekend...
are you ready for another week? 
this week's monday h{ippity} HOP challenge is to create an EASEL card - i haven't EVER made one of these cards before so it was definitely a FUN challenge for me to try out this week.  here is a fabulous tutorial by beate on SCS on how to create an easel card.

here's a birthday card it made using one of the newest {ippity} kits

YOU absolutely NEED these cupcakes!  :) 
get them from an {ippity} chick today!

be sure to head back to the {ippity} blog you will find lots of projects via the ...
the design team
{ippity} CHICKS
our awesome customer's!

HOORAY!  what a way to start out the week, right!


my vintage glam shop - NEW products now available!

i wanted to quickly share some NEW PACKAGING and NEW ITEMS that i have added to my Vintage Glam Shop!

all online orders will receive their orders packaged in my new "holiday" packaging.  each item will include a felt flower brooch pin that can be used over & over again {add it to a bag, scarf, headband, or bag for a NEW trendy look!}

here are some NEW items that i have added...
ALL $7 or LESS!!!

i have added my 100% WOOL flower brooches to my site...
like i said above...they look awesome added to a hat, bag, headband, scarf, or EVEN added to your holiday gifts as a functional BOW! ...ohhhh, yes, that is VERY cute!

i have 6 different ones currently available - all with a different inspiring quote.
perfect for that hard to buy person - or even a nice inexpensive gift for your co-workers. 

set of 4 - i have this set available on 1 other - both with inspiring quotes and an inexpensive price tag!

thanks so much for stopping by,
i hope you are enjoying your weekend!


handmade christmas gift wrap...

hello! hello! and HAPPY hip hop thursday!
i REALLY hope you have had a FANTASTIC week - isn't this time of year just CRAZY busy!?!?  i've had lots of fun crafting and coming up with handmade gifts for everyone this year {however, i think my niece & 2 nephews will be getting a little of both!} so in preparing for the holidays i decided to create some HANDMADE GARLAND and use it as an embellishment for my GIFT WRAPPING!  so i decided to show you some EASY PEASY gift wrapping using your {ippity} by unity stamps!

BUT first...DID YOU START at the UNITY BLOG????  be sure to head back that way if you didn't...we have TONS {as in THIRTEEN} NEW releases today and they are absolutely GORGEOUS....AND as a release week special we are offering them all for just $19.99!!

to create my gift wrap i used kraft paper that i had purchased at the dollar store {i LOVE a good deal!} BUT you could also always use your unity/ippity kraft packaging paper that we wrap all of our product in! i stamped the music notes from music of my heart randomly {think of ALL the cute ippity stamps you could use for this!!}...i actually wrapped the gift and then used my tim holtz distress ink to give it more of a vintage feel. EASY, huh!

then i created this tag using the ticket from here and now.  i actually used one of my american crafts stamp markers so that i could just ink up the parts that i wanted to stamp {i omitted a few words and the 5} and then put my CHRISTMAS SPIN on this ticket to create the PERFECT GIFT TAG.

i had a BLAST making this garland and already have started some more strings of it.  i will share once i find the time to snap a photo or two! :)

LOOK i used that music background on my garland TOO!  i just can't seem to get enough of that stamp!
also...DID YOU KNOW? that you can just sew NOTHING and it creates this awesome twine look...YEP, you can. 
i created this garland by first cutting all of my felt circles using my cuddle bug so that they are perfect circles. i then created my smaller circles by stamping the music note background, distressing the paper, and then punching small circles.  THEN i went to my sewing machine and started sewing...you sew through the circle...and then just KEEP ON GOING to get this twine look - every so often i stuck another felt of paper circle in there to get the garland look - no rhyme or reason just whenever i felt like it needed one.
you should give it a try...i think you'll have FUN with it...
AND if you do, please share your photo's with me. i would LOVE to see what you create!

remember you can get ANY of the kits that i used to create these projects from an
we have some FABULOUS ladies ready to HELP YOU OUT!

okay...i guess i am pretty CHATTY today, huh! :)

so i better GET YOU MOVING...
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NEW custom pendants & vintage inspired pocket watch necklaces....

i am very excited to announce that i am now creating custom pendants! 
the perfect way to remember a loved one...
cherish a special moment...
or to simply inspire a friend or family member! 

here's one of my best friend & her husband....
do you have someone on your christmas list that is always so hard to buy for?
THIS is the PERFECT gift for them!
they are 1 inch round - i have silver & antique gold pendants.

TO ORDER or for additional information:
please email me at erynjh@gmail.com for details


also...i want to know what you think of my vintage inspired pocket watch necklaces....

i JUST sold my last four but will be purchasing supplies in the near future to create more...
{i had these all in my local store but will add them online once i have them available again!}

thanks so much for stopping by!