Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Hair Clippies and Projects

Been a bit absent from my blog, have some big custom orders I am working on right now :) 
Working on stitching out some new clippies this week!  Here are a few pictures,  still have a snow man, an acorn, gingerbread person, and some sports themed clippies that need stitched out.  Also got in a big order of ribbon this week. 

Someone asked me to stitch out a hat with owl eyes on it this week.  I think it turned out really well.
A preview of some of the new ribbon for hair bows coming soon.


The girls and I went christmas dress shopping today.  They picked out the cutest sparkly dresses!  The best part is they were on clearance for 11.99 each!  Now all we need is new dress shoes, I can't believe how quickly they are growing.  This picture is from my parent's 35th anniversary dinner this past week. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop 11/15


This little card is 3x3".  I used baby blue ribbon.  The ippity label stamp and ippity peace stamp.  

I am sooo excited for the new ippity release on the 18th!   

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop 11/08 Staz-on on Glass

So I started out to do a card, and then decided I would sew a Thanksgiving runner for the dining table real quick.  I finished and told my girls 9 and 10 that they could pick their top favorite plastic cups,  I was going to get rid of the bin that held all their cups and they could drink from glass now.  They picked them out and place them in the cupboard I cleaned out. Now fast forward FIVE minutes, yes 5, I hear an awful crash in the kitchen.  A child has just managed to get a glass to drop out of the cupboard and shatter in the sink. Luckily I was able to save the plastic cup as they had not actually left the house yet. 

The sad news was this was one of my favorite glasses,  I started with 4 and I am now down to one. They were my Grandma's and they remind me of having breakfast with her.  I started looking at them closely and realized that there was an ippity stamp was very similar!  I grabbed my bit of burlap and two oddball glasses in my cupboard to test it out!  They turned out great!  I am going to get some yellow staz-on and make myself a new set of glasses and put the last original yellow in my china cabinent.




Supplies:
lavender staz-on
drinking glass
bit of burlap ippity stamp

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Burp Rags!/ New Ippity

I finally got the new diapers in stock and can create the new burp rags in any of the designs I have,

Hair Ribbon Boutique Flickr Acct,  I have many more designs not yet uploaded so if you are looking for something in particular ask me and I will get some ideas uploaded. 

the New {ippity} stamps come out on the 18th!  Ippity chicks got a peek on Friday and they are BEAUTIFUL!!  All in stock stamps are now 20% off,  please email me for a list of what I have,  :)  I am in the midst of moving my ippity to a new blog :) 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fabric Storage/ Ippity


I embroider a lot.  I needed to create a ncie storage system I could store my little applique fabrics in. 

Used my favorite Ippity stamp set, Regal Greetings and lavender staz on.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Apple Cards - with my Mom!

My Mom made a card for the cupcake challenge this week!  I got to craft at her house so we got to use mostly all Stampin' Up supplies!

this is my mom's card,  She used all Stampin Up.  I love the quote,
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune with out the words and never stops at all. - Emily Dickenson

This is my card!
I finally used the Happy Chef stamp set my mom got.  I used an apple out of a really really old school Stampin' Up set for the early 90's out of my Mom's stamps
My chef is paper pieced.  I love the striped pants! 

Here is an update on J's Hanna Montana Lamp!  we just need to add trim!
We used white Satin to drape the lamp. and hot glue to tack it in places to make it drape. 


Entered the cards into the Cupcake Challenge

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop 09/20



I made this card with a scrap of cute paper I found in my mom's scraps,

Stampin up Paper chocolate chip
Cocoa ink
Chocolate chip ribbon
and Ippity Stamps

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Hooded Towel / Lamp Project Phase 1

I just finished stitching out the cutest applique design.


Will be listed in my etsy shop soon :)

So My daughter has decided she is too old for Hanna Montana,  last year she insisted she would always want/ love/ need a Hannah Montana Lamp.  Now  this picture is of the lamp is it sitting on the living room floor in daylight. Yes I said daylight.  Kinda Creepy! She is glowing!


We are going to recreate the lamp tonight!  We have some satin, fabric flowers,  ippity stamps of course, and fabrico pads, and a few copics I am sure :) 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop 09/13

I apologize for my lateness,  Sunday was my crafting day, or supposed to be.  I woke up witha sinus headache and decided to take a bath.  I knew I was making pumpkin muffins and sent my youngest to go check how many cubes of butter we had and to place one on the counter to warm up.  DD decided she was none to happy with that and slammed the fridge.  She came back to say we had 2 cubes.  I asked if she remembered to put one out on the counter.  She ran back down the hall to do it.  By this point I am just getting in my nice hot tub.  She screams!,  I call out what is going on?  She doesn't answer!,  argh  I get out of my tub and get wrapped in a towel and go down to the kitchen.  When my dear child slammed the fridge door the first time, she knocked a Pepsi off the shelf so when she opened it this time it fell and burst,  and spun and covered the entire kitchen from waist height down in Pepsi!  Good news is now I have a nice clean kitchen.

while my kids were inside wiping up the soda,  I decided to move my car back in to the driveway and it wouldn't start?!    Oh My goodness  What a day!  Car stayed broken till this morning when it miracously started again!


Paper Stampin Up
Stampin Up punch
Ippity Fall Stamps

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Beginnings Card


Had to take this one with the flash on and it still didn't catch all the sparkle on her dress and wings.
Challenges:
Oh, Alice! - Sparkle
Flutter By Wednesday #121


Supplies:
Stamps: Ippity and the greeting farm
copic markers
rhinestones and  lace from my stash
and zip glue :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop


Well somehow my post didn't post this morning?!?!  not sure why it didn't work?  hmm wish I checked it sooner!

I made this card at my Mom's house using her supplies. 
Supplies
Stampin Up embossing folder- sorry I don't know the name but will find out! 
Ippity flower stamps
Raindrops and dew drops
sentiment - stampin up

Monday, August 30, 2010

{ippity} blog hop 8/30

Here is my card.  I created the background by stamping and then coloring it in with a darker color purple copic marker. 

Supplies
{ippity} stamps - Now and Always
Paper - Basic Grey - Kioshi
          - DCWV Black Currant
Kaiser - Purple Rhinestones
Zip Glue 
Copic Markers
purple primas

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thanks card :)

busy day!  I wanted to make pumpkin bread and ekk  the pumpkin at the store was 2.89 for a tiny little can!  so  I called my husband who said yes I can freeze pumpkin( he is a chef)  and I bought the cash and carry 6lb can of pumpkin for 7.50!  good thing he loves pumpkin bread he says. 

Anyway here is my card for this week!  It came together perfectly! 
Entered in Cupcake Inspiration #74

Supplies
the sentiment is from Ippity
rhinestones Kaiser
MM flowers
Spellbinders label #4
paper basic grey lime rickey

Friday, August 27, 2010

My Girls made this card!

My girls decided to make me a card because I was not having an excellent day.  ( the rice pot started smoking(not steam) and that was just the beginning)
Julia is 9 and she made the fairy and Lilia is 10 and she did the rose.  they adore using copics
 I was so impressed she even shaded the hair and outlined her in a grey to give her a shadow!  she even gave her eyes!  and using 3 colors on the rose wow  she must have heard something I said!!  I cried lol
Also soooo cute  notice the botton paper isn't quite straight, they must have glued it and then cut it because the card stock in the back is also cut the same way!  a detail a mother would love!!!

They always like to help me enter cards in challenges and WOW  the card was perfect for this week's cupcake inspiration. 

Entered into
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Supplies
copic markers
stamps greeting farm fairy and stampin up???  have to ask my mom

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop Aug 23


Here is my card,  I started out to use twine but jsut loved how simple and clean the card looked with out the extras :). 

Can't really tell from my picture but it is a cream cardstock.

Supplies
Ippity Stamps
ancient page ink in chocolate
Spicas

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ippity blog hop


Supplies
copic marker airbrushed background
cuttlebug embossing folder
 primas
june bug paper
ippity sentiment
MS border punch

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop July 19

This challenge was to case a card from splitcoast.
I was running short on time and my dear 9 year old shot my pictures of the card for me :) Thanks Julia!
Here is the link to the card I picked


Supplies
Regal Greetings from Ippity
Orange Dew drops
Daffodil and Pacific Point stampin up ink
orange ribbon pink hedgehogpapercrafts

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pretty Card


Made this card for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #64


Supplies
Making Memories flowers
Copic Markers
May Arts Ribbon
Chipboard from my supplies
brads pink hedgehog papercrafts
cuttlebug embossing folder from the love collection
pearls from wilton flower stamens

Friday, June 25, 2010

Savannah Heart Card



I made this card and it just come together in my head.

Stamp The Greeting Farm Savannah
Ippity
paper basic grey June Bug
my minds eye
Cuttle Bug Swirls folder
copics
heart and scalloped heart nestabilites

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop



It's Monday :) Here is my card, :)






Here is a link back to the hop.
http://unityopportunity-blog.blogspot.com/2010/06/piecing-on-monday.html







Stamps


Ippity - Where you should be
k and co Paper Ribbon
raindrops
basic grey kioshi
Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

cupcake Inspiration Challenge



I made this card for the cupcake inspiration challenge.

supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey
Nestabilites: dahlia
the greeting farm ballerina anya
singed flower
paper ribbon from k and co.
copics

Friday, June 11, 2010

Copic Marker Mini Book

I have been insanely busy with birthdays and the end of school coming up! I don't know where the month has gone!

While browsing online I found the cutest download for a copic marker "mini" book,
http://www.copicmunkie.blogspot.com/

The links on on the left hand side. They have a set of recomended markers in different color familys. There are also printable pages for doing faces, and hair and other custom colors. Really Neat find! I printed mine out of Georgia pacific cardstock. I have colored a few pages and will bind it when I get my machine back from the friend I loaned it to. The pages print 4 to a page, but a few of the pages are available as full size as well. I printed both.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Birthdays

Was my brother's birthday this last week and he had his party on Saturday. I made his cake to his specifications that it be a peanut butter cake and have chocolate fudge icing. to add a bit more fun in this I decided it should also be a cake my Mom could eat. She avoids eggs and soy, and corn and a few others. I didn't usethe cricut cake at all for this cake, the edging is a chocolate collar that I made from melted white and dark chocolate.


Here is the final results:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cricut Cake to Expression Comprison

My Darling husband got a Cricut Cake for me for Mother's day. I have been curious about how it compared to the Expression. Here are some pictures of the new cricut cake.

The first 3 are pictures of the back. 1st the whole machine, then a curious little port looking thing that at first glance i thought was tether of some sort. The third picture is wehre the power cord and usb port is for the gypsy or link to design studio.

The Mat is not dishwasher safe or for use in a microwave. the next picture is a close up of the mat that has circles from 2 to 12 inchs on it. the last picture of the mat is entire mat.














the cricut cake comes with a handy cleaning brush.






a little device that operates and looks much like a tea leaf holder. It is to hold the cutting blade while it is being washed in a dishwasher.






this picture is a comparison of the expression blade housing on the bottom and the cricut cake blade housing on the top. It is much shorter and it has a little rubber housing around the bottom of it to prevent gunk from getting in it.









the cricut cake was a bit misleading when in the manuel and the quickstart guide and the sticker on the front of the cricut cake as shown demonstrate that the blade assembly is identical to that of the expression. after calling provocraft and waiting on hold for a while, they informed me it was a mistake in the user manuel.







Here is the little rubber gizmo that attaches around the cartridge when it is being used.












Here is a the one for when there is not a cartridge plugged in to it.











A close up of the blade.









a close up of the cutting arm.














a close up of the dials








the top had a plastic cover over it. that is removable






the dials are basically the same as the expression.










































Been a while...

I have been neglectful of my blog.  Major events since I last blogged, my brother got married, then my grandma got married. Went to Hawaii ...