Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Last of 2009 Christmas Stuff

Hello all,
Hope you are having a wonderful Holiday Season!! I wanted to share my favorite gift that I made this year (for my mom). She likes Santa Clauses and when I saw this paper, this framed picture idea popped into my head. I LOVE the look of him too and plan to make one for us, maybe in the middle of summer when I'm not over loaded with Christmas stuff.

I love these "floating frames", but this is very hard to take a nice picture looks so much better in person. The papers and embellies are from the Bo Bunny St Nick Collection. The red stickers are Making Memories and I used Mod Podge Sparkle for adhesive and to add a little sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I won some blog candy from 7 Gypsies that I wanted to share. They were VERY generous with this package!! It contains an ATC spinner and all the fixins for it. I can't wait to turn it into a home decor piece with a combo of stamped ATC's and photos, I will definitely share it with you when it is done. It may take a while, but it will get done.

Right now I put everything back in the cute box and it is under the tree, one of my favorite gifts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

H{ippity} Hop!!!

Hello and happy H{ippity} Hopping Monday. This is my 1st {ippity} blog hop and I'm so excited to see all of the wonderful creations by all of the incredible {ippity} girls. Sorry if my post is late, I wasn't sure what time things got started and my daughter has a late start at school every Monday (9:15 first bell). If you just happened upon my blog today you should really go to the {ippity} blog to check out where things started and to see the list of creative participants....there is an {ippity} blinkie to your right that will get you there.
Here is my project for today. This quote is an absolute favorite of mine, especially in the last 2 years. We have had to downsize from a 3 bedroom full basement duplex condo home to a 2 bedroom apartment. Though I've worried about my daughter (of course) and how things would affect her....she is still in the same school she has been in since Kindergarten....this quote is SO TRUE for us. There is so much love between us that it really doesn't matter where we live and what we have, or don't have, as long as we are together.

This project includes
stamps from {ippity}
bracket from Life's little moments
tree from Simply Home (LOVE this tree, I think it may be an {ippity} classic)
Papers (piggy tales) and ribbon are left overs from an old kit, not sure where I got it.
house chipboard and bird charms are Maya Road
pearls from Kaisercraft
Fiskars border punch
label dies from spellbinders

I would like to say CONGRATS to Lisa and Michelle for becoming part of the amazing {ippity} design team!!! I can't wait to see what fabulous and inspiring projects you have for us in the future.

THANKS so much for stopping by today, Have a great day!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Last Unity Friends with Flair Of 2009!!!

Hi to all of you wonderful friends!! I can't believe it's the last FWF of the year, where did it go?? I never really understood that saying when I was a kid, but ever since had my daughter.... time is speeding up.

Today I took a break from my gift making to bring you more classic Unity that I have not used in a while.
This wonderful bird is from Unity's January 2009 Kit, love ETC. The sentiment is from their May 2009 kit ....another sweet day. I LOVE looking back at my Unity stash of stamps and I ALWAYS find multiple ideas to choose from, especially the past kits of the month....which I have been getting since Sept 2008. I have never been disappointed and always wonder how they keep getting better. If you would like to check out some unity stamps just click on the unity addict blinkie I have to the right. Hope to see you back here in 2010!!!
Enjoy your day!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome Club Anya Holiday Blog Hoppers!!!

I am so happy to be doing my very 1st Club Anya Blog Hop with my 1st Anya stamp. I chose the wonderful Angel Anya, I just love her. The base of my card is real wrapping paper, I've never tried that before and this one may have been a little too shiny for the photo by our Christmas tree.
Angel Anya is colored with copics and atyou spica glitter markers(she sparkles like Edward). There are some clear glitter snowflakes in the upper left corner that are very hard to see. SO SORRY for this bad photo, I didn't get done in time for enough natural light. The joy and snowflake chipboard are from Creative Imaginations and the ovals and pendant die cuts are spellbinders. Thanks so much for stopping by through this great hop!!

To see the entire list of Holiday Hoppers go to Club Anya by clicking on the large Club Anya blinkie I have to the right and a little above this sentence. See you on Paper Craft Planet!!!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winning is So MUCH FUN!!!!

Yesterday during Unity Friends with Flair I had the blinke to win 25 random Unity stamps on my blog. The winner is JenMarie!!! Congrats to you and please email the super talented Eryn at

I was ALSO a winner yesterday!!!! I won a GREAT prize from the 7 Gypsies Blog!! Here is what they said...
"you have won a prize package that has an ATC spinner and all the fixings to go with are going to love it, So much stuff"
WOW!!! I am so excited to get that package it will be like Christmas!!! In the past month I have won 3 scrappin/stampin prizes, I am usually not lucky at all and just don't win things. I guess my luck has least for a little while!! The 1st prize was a store credit from Paper Maniac, which was GREAT to have for the Dec Copic Club they have. Anyone interested in trying out copics should check it out, it's really great, you get some markers and a tutorial. The 2nd was the I {HEART} TWILIGHT giveaway from Tattered Angels, Including the very last bottle of twilight glimmer mist on their shelves and dazzling diamonds...named after Edward, candy apple red, and cinder. These colors are awesome, I have had so much fun using them so far!!! Now the 7 gypsies, I am so thankful for all of these.

Thanks to all that visited yesterday, it was very fun to host Friends with Flair. I LOVE UNITY stamp Co. so much!!! Their stamps are amazing, but even more amazing is how they treat their "friends" and customers!! They are truly a top-notch business all around, something that isn't very easy to find. I am so glad I found them back in September of 2008!


Friday, December 11, 2009

A Frigid Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hello to all of you friends of Unity with flair!!!! It was below zero here yesterday and it took me 1 1/2 hours to dig my car out of the 17+ inches of snow. To all of you visiting from a warm climate...I am very jealous today!!! It is beautiful though when you are inside and nice and warm.

If you haven't checked in with Unity yet they are having a great sale this weekend, 25 % off all stamps and a free single for every $10.00 you spend. Time to stock up on those stamps you've had on your wish list!! To check it out you can click on my Unity Addict blinkie to the right.

Today I have 2 cards to share with you. When I saw this Merry Christmas die cut from the My Mind's Eye colorful Christmas collection I immediately thought of this mitten stamp from the December 2008 kit of the month, little reminders. I just love this stamp and these colorful papers.
It is hard to show the sparkly glitter in the picture, you can see through the glitter much better in person

For my 2nd card I used Making Memories wedding collection with a Unity stamp I consider to be a "Unity classic", Feel the Joy.
So if this is your 1st friends with flair, as you are looking at all of the wonderful creations, you need to look for the blinkie and leave a comment on that site for a chance to win 25 Unity stamps.

Unity Flair!

And, yes you have found the blinkie here this week. So, leave a comment here, and you will have a chance to win 25 random stamps from Unity. On Saturday I will tell you who is the lucky winner!!! Good Luck!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

UNITY Friends with FLAIR!!!!

Welcome Unity Friends with Flair and Happy Friday!!! SORRY for this horrible picture but it has been such a bad morning I don't even know where to begin...I'm actually lucky I even got my card onto the computer the way things have been going.!! I actually really like my pink sparkly snowman card and I'm sad I can't get a better picture right now....oh well, maybe(hopefully) later.

Here is a much better photo

I made this card with the beautiful snowman from the Unity November store kit {Believe in fairytales}. The dp, sheer flower, button and ribbon are from the pink Christmas card kit I got from dream designs by iralamija ( I love her designs and her store). I stamped and embossed the snowman but wasn't happy with it yet so then I covered the more solid areas with Pixie Dust Shimmerz Blingz. The tag with border is from Quickutz, the scalloped oval and snowflakes are from spellbinders, embossing folder is cuttlebug, glitter is Martha Stewart and bling is from CTMH.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I always really appreciate your comments and encouragement!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Elzybells Seeing Stars Challenge

Today (or yesterday already) I made a card for the Elzybells "seeing stars" make a project using stars. I recently started coloring with copics and I've had my eye on ALL of the Elzybells stamps I've ever seen, so I decided it was time to try some. I just love this reindeer, bird and stars stamp!! I don't have enough shades of copics to make a nice reindeer yet so I used some different shades of my LYRA skin tone colored pencils, it is definitely nothing like copics!! I outlined the reindeer in my chocolate atyou spica twinkling marker, the dots on it's back are colored in with moonlight smooch, I used the gold atyou spica for the stars. The die cuts are spellbinders, the bird is colored with copics, I random stamped the large star on the background paper and then added Basic Grey rub ons to make them pop a little better. The chipboard star, bubble wonder sticker and bling are from my craft supplies.

Thanks so much for visiting and thanks to elzybells for all of their beautiful stamps.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I won the My Tattered Angels I {HEART} TWILIGHT give away!!!

Nov 18th or 19th found a Twilight give away on the My Tattered Angels Blog...and, of course, I entered. Then on Friday Nov 20th I went to see New Moon at 10:30am, picked my daughter up at school and went to get on an airplane to New York City. I HAD to see the movie before we left...and it was worth all of the rushing around!!! (though everyone else thought I was crazy) I hope the rest of you fans enjoyed it too. Check out this post of the beautiful TWILIGHT layout on their blog and what I guessed to win!!! I'm so excited!!! I LOVE Tattered Angels!!!


Happy December!!!!

Hello to all of you stampers out there. Today is a great day, the day Unity reveals their new kit of the month!!! This kit is always incredible and just keeps getting better.....every month I wonder how that is possible, and then it happens again!!! Here's a picture for you (including the little extra everyone cute!!!) and happy December!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Unity Stamp Co and Their incredible friends with Flair

Hello and Happy Friday to all!! Thanks for stopping by today to see my creation. Once again, I used some beautiful images from the incredible Unity November Store Kit. This card gave me more practice with my Copic Club from Paper Maniac "homework".
So the image is colored with Copics and outlined with the beautiful sparkly atyou Spica Pitch black marker (doesn't show the sparkle too well here). All papers are from Close To My Heart's Discovery collection, the die cuts are from spellbinders and my new fav border punch is Martha Stewart.

Being that today is FINALLY the day for NEW MOON....10:30 am here, I wanted to share this picture of my daughter and her new Jacob poster (she liked Taylor before he was cast as Jacob) that she got for her birthday. I have a feeling all of us fans are going to be VERY HAPPY as we walk out of the movie....Have fun all you Twihards!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Copic Buzz Challenge

Today I did another challenge for Copic Buzz as I continue to learn and practice with these fabulous markers. This weeks challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish (, we were given 2 images to chose from and use red to color the image. Here is mine.All of these yummy papers are from Jillibean soup's Grandmas Christmas Soup collection, the die cuts are from spellbinders and the border punch is Martha Stewart. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Prima Pick

Copic Buzz Challenge

Today I have a card I did for my very first challenge with Copic Buzz, actually my very first card using Copics. I recently found a copic club at the store Paper Maniac, I received my first copics 1 week ago today(there is a paper maniac blinkie to the right). Then I found Copic Buzz, a challenge site, while doing some searching about the markers and different techniques....of course, I love them. We are suppose to make a card using this sketch. The challenge is sponsored by The Pixie Cottage but I do not have any of their images, so I had to choose my own.
So here is mine. The 2 stamps are from Unity's November Store kit {Believe in Fairytales} and the papers are Imaginisce. Of course the markers are copics. The scallop "beads" are Quickutz, the labels are Spellbinders, and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by to see my creation!!! Jodi

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hello to all of you friends with flair. Today I made two cards using the Unity November Store kit {Believe in fairytales} that I got from Paper Maniac (I have one of their blinkies to the right if you would like to check out their great store). I LOVE this kit and the reg Unity kit for this month, they are both amazing. Angela also has a great sale going on with 30% off and a new INCREDIBLE set from Donna Downey...check those out with the Unity blinkie to the right.

My first card uses some vintage looking papers from a digital kit called written and printed by Kim De Smet. My sparkling snowman card also uses papers from a digital kit..designing with digital rhonda winter kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by on your way through this inspirational blog hop, I can't wait to see what everyone else has created!! Have a great weekend!! Jodi

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friends With Flair by Unity

Hello, welcome and TGIF!!
Today is another wonderful Friday full of Unity eye candy from their friends with flair!! I want to take the time to say how much I LOVE checking out all of your creations on Fridays as they are always full of inspiration. Thank you to those of you that stop by to visit my little space here and it's so nice to read your comments!!

I made two cards this week with leftovers from a card kit I got from Create My Keepsake last year. Unfortunately they are no longer in business, I LOVED their kits. My first card uses the flower stamp from Unity's hodge podge of happiness set and my second card uses their serenity tree.

IF you haven't stopped by Unity yet you REALLY should to check out a GREAT sale Angela has this weekend!! You can click on any of my Unity blinkies to the right to get there. You should also check out their design team blogs from yesterday, their creations are always AMAZING!!!

This weekend we will be celebrating both my birthday (it was a biggie on wed) and my daughters 9th which is Tuesday. My mom is coming to visit and SHOP for an upcoming trip to New York City to visit my brother for Thanksgiving. Anyone who has been there OR lives close let me know if there is something we shouldn't miss. We already have reservations at American Girl for lunch one day, I may be just as or more excited for that than my daughter!!

THANKS for coming to visit me today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Unity Friends with Flair

Hello and happy Friday, thanks for stopping by today. Hope some of you are having nice weather where ever you are because it has been horrible here....rainy,cold,windy, YUCK!!! Today I made a winter card using Unity's stamp Trinity Trio from last year. I really like this tree stamp and used it quite a bit last year. Patterned papers and die cut snowflake are from My Minds Eye Colorful Christmas collection. The card didn't turn out quite like I wanted but I didn't have time for another. Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Welcome Unity Friends with Flair!!!

Hello and happy Friday!!! I made 2 cards for today. Both of them use Unity's October Store kit and all other supplies (paper, ink,border sticker) are from Close to My Heart. The snowman card was made with 2 Quickutz dies, the nesting ornaments and the beads borders.That little snowflake stamp fit perfectly on those bead borders, I almost forgot the stickles I used to add a little snowflake bling. I used some Spellbinders nesting dies for the Merry and Bright card.THANK YOU so much for stopping by!! -Jodi

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween House

Yesterday I had a little free time while my daughter was at her friends house a little longer than expected. I decided I would finish this little doodlebug house I started 2 years ago(really...I found it when moving). I had everything cut out so I just had to put it all together. Most supplies are from Doodlebug Designs except for the patterned paper which is Heidi Grace,Thanks for stopping by!!!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Unity Friends with Flair Friday!!!!

Welcome to my Unity Friday Friends with Flair post. This weekend Unity is having a BIG sale so you should REALLY check it out on their website by clicking on the banner above.

For my first card I decided to get going on some Halloween things(finally!!). I got a few Halloween stamps from Unity last year that I LOVE and was so glad to pull them out!! This card uses the quote 'tis near Halloween and the moon with spider is from unlucky 13. Patterned papers are from cosmo cricket and pink paislee.

My 2nd card uses beautiful patterned papers from Basic Grey Indian Summer. I used the leaves stamps from Unity's Oct store kit, the flourish frame is from their July KOTM a pocket full of... and the quote is from birdie inspiration.

THANKS so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the Unity Friends blogs for AMAZING inspiration and the big sale in the Unity store!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Unity Friends with Flair Friday!!!

Today I decided to stick with the theme from yesterday's design team and use the Unity Oct kit for scrappers U.R.(...etc). I made This layout to celebrate my brother's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CURT!!!! AND to thank him for all of the work he did to get my daughter and I moved to our new place. He worked non-stop for three days!!! There are not words to describe how thankful I am to have such a wonderful brother and uncle for my daughter. This layout is 9x9 and almost everything I used is from the Oct kit. The stamped circle image on the bottom is from Unity's Sept scrappers kit Le Chic Vintage. the chunky glitter is doodlebug and the chipboard frame is from tattered angels. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome to my Friends with Flair Friday Unity Project

I am so glad to be back for my 2nd Friends with Flair Friday!!! I love that Unity supports their customers in this way!! I can't believe I found them just over a year ago...time flies!!!! This week I have a wedding card for my cousin getting married tomorrow (I am also making a mini album and hope to show that later). The front and inside left of this card has stamps from September's go ahead wish kit. The inside right cake and sentiment are from Unity's Hodge Podge of Happiness. Papers are all from Making Memories wedding line, bling is Kaisercraft, I also used Liquid Pearls in silver and glitter from Sparkle and Sprinkle. I use my spellbinders dies so much I almost always forget to mention them. The small card was made by my daughter to match my card and the mini album.
I found this great card template on Splitcoast Stampers at this link
Sorry but I don't know why I can't get my blog to post a link correctly but you could cut and past it in. The template is also at

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SO Thankful

Yesterday I received my Unity Sept Store Kit everything extraordinary and I had to ink it up right away. I love this thankful stamp and wanted to use it first. I recently needed A LOT of help moving and some very special people stepped up and did most of the work.... as my body/back prevent me from doing it myself. There really are no words to express how thankful I am to them, so a handmade card will have to do.
All of the stamps are from Unity as well as the ink (from their Sept scrappers kit le chic vintage). All papers are from Bo Bunny's Delilah collection. For the oval diecuts I used spellbinders dies as well as for the scalloped edge (5 1/2 " fancy scalloped border pierceabilities).
Thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday!!!!

Welcome to my blog and Happy Friends with Flair Friday!!! I am so happy to be back to these Fridays after a break that was WAY too long.

Today I have a card I made with my new Unity Le Chic Vintage Kit for Scrappers. As soon as I opened up my kit and saw the stamps I used today I got my idea for this card. I just love the quote with the "ruler". The patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket and also from the kit as well as the Unity ink. I used the Unity background stamp worn music, cardstock is Bazzill, brads and ribbon Close to My Heart.

THANK YOU so much for visiting today and have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hi Everyone!!! PLEASE see what I have for sale!!!

I haven't posted any artwork lately because I've been busy trying to reorganize/organize my craft supplies. Because of my need to downsize my living situation I need to sell MANY of my craft supplies. A few years ago I was a consultant for Close To My Heart and during that time I accumulated many of their MY Acrylix stamp sets. I have not been able to work at all for a few months and would like to keep my daughter in the same school that she(we) have loved for the past 3 years. So, I would much rather part with many of my craft supplies in order to be in a stable place. If you or ANYONE you might know would like to check out the stamps I have for sale please go to
Thanks so much for visiting!!! Please pass the word to your crafty friends.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Hip Hop Hangover

Today I decided to try a few new things for my card. I found some canvas looking fabric and sprayed it with tattered angels glimmer mist, then stamped over that with one of my fav Unity sets Birdie Inspiration. All papers and diecut border sticker are Basic Grey Porcelain.

It has been an absolute beautiful day here so far. I was on a field trip with my daughter's 2nd grade class this morning to the UW Arboretum, that place is beautiful any day. We had a lot of fun there and the trees are amazing. I took pictures, of course, and can't wait to scrap them with some of my equally beautiful Unity trees.

Thanks so much for visiting!!! Jodi

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Unity Monochromatic Challenge USGDC02

Here's my layout I did for the Unity Stamp Co. July KOTM Guest Designer Challenge. The rules were to use the April or May Kit and have your project be monochromatic. I thought it would be the perfect time to pull out this picture of my daughter and her friend that I've been wanting to scrap. I used the Unity May Kit...another sweet day for all stamps except for the parenthesis, that is from Unity's Amazing Me! set. I chose to use some of my Close To My Heart papers in Hollyhock (I used cardstock and B&T papers of the same color) and also used CTMH ink in Hollyhock. I stamped the Heidi Swapp chipboard letters with one of the decorative stamps from the May Kit also. The flowers are also from CTMH and I inked them up with some of that matching ink too. Thank you so much for visiting me!! If you just happened upon my blog you can click on the Unity blinkie to the right to find out more about their monthly kits and other incredible stamps. Also be sure to check out their blog where Angela always has some great inspiring quotes.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Hip Hop Hangover!!!

THANK YOU for visiting my blog today. For now I have one card to share since I forgot I had an appointment this morning. I should be back later with more to share. My card has the flower, sentiment stamp and corner flourish from the May kit ...another sweet day, the butterfly is from the Dec kit little reminders. ALL stamps are from Unity, of course. The scallop strip is from Quickutz and the nested ovals are from Spellbinders. All cardstock is from Close To My Heart (watermelon, hydrangea and sunkiss yellow). The images are colored with my new atyouSpica markers, I LOVE them and the sparkle. I let my daughter color in the butterfly because she just had to try them too!!

Enjoy your day!!! Jodi

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy weekend to everyone. I am sharing the projects my daughter and I did yesterday and this morning. Yesterday we painted the terracotta flower pots and this morning we stamped them with Versacraft ink and Unity Stamps. The purple one has mushrooms from unity's July set(3 of them) and the smallest is from the Our life, Our Stories set and the butterflies are from a different set each. The yellow pot uses the grow stamp from Unity's Flirty Flowers and both flowers are from their Aug 2008 set. This was a fun project and now we need to do some planting.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Hip Hop Hangover Friday!!!

Hip Hop Hangover

My first card today uses stamps from the wonderful unity birdie inspiration set...I LOVE this set!!! The papers and embellies are from Making Memories Garden Party.

My next card uses another favorite set...the Confession I luv Unity set. The pp and chipboard are Basic Grey Porcelain, cardstock is CTMH and bling is Kaisercraft. I hope everyone has a fun and safe Holiday weekend!!! Thanks for coming to visit!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unity Hip Hop Thursday

Here are the two cards I did for the Hip Hop Challenges over on the SCS Unity Forum. The May you live all the days of your life card is for the Oh My Word! Challenge and the other card is for the Star challenge. All of the stamps on both cards are Unity, the recipes for both cards are on my gallery at splitcoast stampers here

Friday, May 15, 2009

Unity Kit of the Month Blog Hop!!!

Hello and Welcome to the first Unity Kit of The Month Blog Hop!!! This will be going on all weekend and I am so happy to be a part of this. I chose to use stamps from the February Kit "Endings and Beginnings" and I hope to do it justice. I LOVE the Unity Kits!!! They are always beyond my expectations(I started getting the kits in Sept). I found picking just one kit to use for this blog hop incredibly difficult, they are all so beautiful. If you are interested in receiving it monthly just click on the very cute kit of the month blog hop blinkie to the right.
If you get lost along this hop you can check to see who is next by going to the list of Unity Kit Lovers here

For my first card I used Making Memories Flower Patch line of products, my second uses Fancy Pants Key Lime Pie, Doodlebug Bling and a Fiskars border punch.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my tiny little spot on the internet.
Now please head over to the next very incredibly talented Paper crafter Rebecca G. here