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Monday, October 31, 2011

I am totally throwing in the towel on challenges!

I like to pretend I am a reasonable intelligent girl.  I can do just about anything most people can.  Right?  EXCEPT a challenge LOL  This fantastic Unity KIT OF THE MONTH SKETCH CHALLENGE has been on my desk for a month!  I finally made it last night so happy I still had 24 hours to skid on over to the blog and link it up!  Naturally the day got away, work, Halloween, etc.  I come barreling back here to snap a quick picture and do a blog post.  Easy as pie right?  I save the sketch to the computer so I can show the sketch like a good blogger.  That was when I noticed I used  {IPPITY} stamps!  LOL  One tiny little rule and I can't get it done LOL
Now, keep in mind with the Unity order I got on Saturday, I completed my mission!  I have all of the Unity KOM kits!  June of 2008 through October 2011  That took a very long time.  One would think I could have grabbed a KOM since I have a few.  Nope.  I spaced the entire challenge and happily made the sketch  LOL 
Here it is,  it all it's glory.  Just a sketch with some DARLING {ippity} stamps, New Season, New Wonder.  LOL  Maybe I'll try again in November!  LOL  The prize is huge!  Check it out!  Try to remember to use a KIT OF THE MONTH!  It is the rule!  LOL

Happy Halloween
That went over as well as my challenge.
Carlee was so excited to Trick-or-Treat all day long!  The big girls were going to do their thing and Bryan and I were going to take Carlee and all of a sudden she screamed she was not trick-or-treating!  She might be Little, but that one is MIGHTY!  We did not trick-or-treat!

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Friday, and that means Friends With Flair!

I love playing with the Unity peeps!  Head on over to hop with us and be inspired.  Start HERE and link up what you made!  One day I will win the prize and be so excited LOL
This is another gift bag card.  I LOVE butterflies and I couldn't wait to ink  this on up from All Things Are Possible!  It is a fantastic set and on sale for $5.40!
Free shipping and Free Twine with every order!
Psstttt.... next months stamps arrived today!  CUTE! CUTE!! CUTE!!!!
I'll be mailing them out on the 5th!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Carlee turned 4 on Monday!!

On Sunday we took her to Chuck E Cheese!
That place is so loud even the kids can't stand it LOL  It's not kid loud, it's music loud and all the adults have to shout to hear each other! 
Look at how cute my DH is!  OH! this is about Carlee  LOL
This Chuck was just her size! 
Auntie Heather and Vin got her her a Sponge Bob pillow pet!
Blogger won't load the pictures of her birthday but it added the last one. 
Birthday's are BIG fun!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Want to know about my morning? LOL

First, I live in Colorado and winter is here.  DANGIT!  LOL
Second, I stay up as late as I can.  I get an hour or two just for me if I stay up late.
That may or may not be over rated.  LOL  I also love sleeping in!  Most days I hit the floor running.  I have to make Bryan's breakfast, lunch and dinner because he works so many hours and pack it in a cooler.  I always make Morgan's lunch.  She will not buy.
I actually do this happily!  My teeth are clean and I get 'er done!  LOL
But then at 7:20 on a regular day Bryan takes Morgan to school.  I pour my first cup of coffee while the garage door closes and head down to read my mail and then get to work.
That. Did. Not.
There was the LOUDEST noise!   I can't even tell you the noise, one day you will have to hear it yourself.  It was so loud and so fast I let out a yell.  Not even a dirty word and jumped and the coffee in my hand left the mug and landed right back in it.  LOL
This 'branch' is bigger than a tree at the park.  It just fell off. The branch is 10+ inches in diameter. 
Can you see the POWER LINE under it??  Obviously we still have power.  LOL  So we are on the list behind everyone else.  We just can't go in the back yard LOL
Bryan took the pictures, I wish he had taken one of the tree.  But I am too chicken to go out and re-do it.  I think the tree is about 53 years old.  Poor thing.  This snow was super heavy!
I hope they are busy restoring power to those that lost it and they will come tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I am obsessed with the Filigree Rectangle Label from Creative Cuts and More. It's my favorite.
You can order it all by it's self like I did in pink. You can order it in a Filigree Rectangle Window A7 Card - Vertical or Horizontal .
I will be ordering that one next!
If you want to see all of the Filigree Rectangle items we have available click HERE.
I used Time for Friends and Wine, by {ippity} it is on sale for $16.20 and my Twine, only $2.50 for 25 yards and free shipping available in 7 colors!
If you use the coupon code CC&M10Noelle you will save you 10% on your order!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It is SNEAK PEEK Time! Are you ready?

This is my new FAVORITE!  LOL  I live in the breath taking BEAUTIFUL Rocky Mountains!  People ski here, A LOT!  I tried it and my knees felt like they were both broken and my tears froze on my cheeks and it was AWFUL!  So a few years went by and my brother, Tracy knew he could make it right!  He knew this was my sport and we could have so much fun!  After the 9,497,244 CRASH and BURN, again no one should have their knees go in different directions that many times.  Snow is not soft and fluffy and made for snow angels in ski slopes!  It is slippery.  One minute you are standing and OK and the next minute you are on your back.   Not only on your back but sliding down the hill. 
I am totally using this stamp to sent a card to every single person in my life that slips, for whatever reason!  LOL 
The sentiments are PERFECT and that is all I can say about that!  :)
It will be $6.00 and on sale for $5.40!
I can't tell you how much I love that HUGE flourish! 
It will be $18.00 on sale for $16.20.
I will be ordering tomorrow and they will be on the way! 
Please let me know if you want to pre-order a set.
Free shipping and free twine with every order!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Chick Challenge #3!! Already???!!!

This is my favorite sketch so far!  As soon as I saw it I sat down and made it!
You should use it too!  Then link it over at the Chick Challenge Blog and you could win a {ippity} stamp set!  It is New Season, New Wonder from my friend Patricia Cousins! 
I am LOVING the MME 6 x 6 pads!  I am not even putting them away!  I am going to just use the whole thing and go buy more when it is gone!  I could easily live the rest of my life with only Unity/{ippity} and My Mind's Eye and be forever happy!
I used some old style {ippity} and it was fun!  I seem to always be reaching for the newer {ippity}, not this time!  The flower is from Because Of You and the sentiment is from Just Wanted To Say
Excuse my poor cutting job.  I pretty much cut like I am using safety scissors or something LOL  Can you see the detail in the embossing?  I am telling you Peeps, these stamps are A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!  They stamp perfectly every single time!  They emboss beautifully and they are so fantastic it doesn't matter what you can't do well, like cutting.  Whoever gets the card can't get over the stamps and they just don't notice!  LOL
Both sets are on sale for 10% off and free twine with every order!
Thank you fot stopping by today!

Monday, October 17, 2011

A 365 Card Challenge

I got a wild hair yesterday and decided to join 6 challenges.  I made 2 cards last night, we will see how far I get.   365 Cards is an awesome blog, you should all come play along!
I don't like the twine.  It seems to thin to me.  But like a good player I stuck with the sketch. 
I am head over heels for  these My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads!  They makes card decisions quick and easy! 
This is my favorite {ippity} butterfly from Now & Always
The sentiment is from The Simple Things.
Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget The Chick Challenge, we have another fun sketch on Thursday!  It is my favorite so far!

All Things Unity #42 B-I-N-G-O!!

If you could hear Carlee sing BINGO!  She says There was a farmer that had a Hmmmmmm [hand on chin in deep thought] CAT.  With a HISS only she makes the hiss noise which makes all us us die laughing all day long.  She even throws out a paw with claws for a little added drama.  Maybe she has tortured our cats a time or two too many right?

OH!  This challenge is about the game Bingo, not the song.
Anything Bingo goes!  There is a prize as well!  So head on over to All Things Unity and play long! 
Here is what I made.  A tiny card for a gift bag.  The checker board is from Quotes a'la Happy, and it is on sale for $21.60!  The sentiment which I LOVE because I can open the card and write anything I want to make this card work for any occasion is from So This Is Love and it is on sale for $16.20
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's an {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.
If you are coming from Heather's Blog, our fabulous hostess with the mostess, you’re on the right track. 
I used Gingham Christmas Greetings.  I LOVE these trees!   This set is on sale for $16.20.  It will come with free twine, 25 yards of it and I'll pay the shipping.
I love that the bigger ones have polka dots and the smaller ones have gingham!  PERFECT for Stickles!  I love cutting them out and popping them up!
I stamped the snowflakes first for a background.  Then I stamped the music.  Then I embossed the saying.  Flattest card I have ever made so I embossed all the trees, cut them out and popped the little ones up!
Next up on our hop is Sabrina, you will love her project!
Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  We hope you are inspired to ink up some {ippity} and make some Christmas cards!  If you have not been hit with the Christmas Fever like Hobby Lobby has been, then just ink up any {ippity} set and make something fun and inspiring!
Thank you so much for hopping with us today!
Happy Stamping!
The entire blog list can be found HERE!

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's Friday, and that means Friends With Flair!

I am sliding in late as usual!  I get so inspired hopping along with those super talented Unity peeps I can't help but want to join in!  You should join in too!  You can do so at The Unity Blog!
I used  Time For...Friends and Wine.  It is on sale for $16.20!  The bottle embosses so well you can read the EST. date!  Have you embossed with {ippity} stamps?  Or Unity stamps?  They are the best red rubber around and I LOVE all of them!  As usual I got out the embossed images and popped them up.  I think I am automatically programmed to do that!
Thank you o much for stopping by today!  Go do the hop, leave comments, there are prizes!  Unity prizes!  YIPPEE!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chick Challenge #2!

Are y'all playing in these Chick Challenges?  No?  WHY???  You can win $20. of {ippity} stamps!  How great is that?
Here is this weeks sketch.  It was WAY easier for me.  I forgave my Expression and used it.
I cut 3 ovals.  2 in Kraft and 1 in pink.   
I embossed the swirl from Make Your Mark and before I even knew what I was doing I stamped the smile from How You Doin'? [I keep hoping at some point I can mature enough to not LOL every time I type the name of this set, so far no such luck  LOL] on in Chestnut Roan my favorite ink instead of the Versamark.  I am pretty sure I have nearly lost my mind!  I embossed, cut out and popped up my favorite flower from Flowers + Friends = Priceless.  I wish you could see the inside of this flower, it is BEAUTIFUL, it embosses perfectly!!   
Here you can see how I attached the ovals to make the card.  
I just scored the bottom oval so the front of the card looks flat.  So super easy!
So please come on over to the Chick Challenge Blog and play along with us!
I want to see what you make!
Please remember 10% off of all my {ippity} stamp sets, free twine and free shipping!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Welcome to the party!

Show us what you have made lately with {ippity}!

This card didn't photograph well, but in real life I LOVE the look of it.  Clear embossing powder with a little sparkle on dark paper makes me HAPPY!  OK, anything embossed makes me happy but I love this even if it doesn't make a great picture!
$6.00 on sale for $5.40
The ribbon is from my stash.
The embossing powder is Polysparkle by Ranger.
Join us in our linky party!  You could win $20.00 in {ippity} stamps!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I am so in love with this baby I might not ever make another card.  Carlee will be 4 on the 24th of this month.  I am scrapping 12/11/07!!  I MUST scrap more, organize and make cards less!!  LOL
That kraft printed paper is from Hobby Lobby, I LOVVVVE it!  The border punch is an EK, BFF did it for me.  I can't line those things up to save my life!  I have a million more of those 'skittles' in my stash so you will be seeing those forever!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

How about a CHICK Challenge?!!

Grab your {ippity} stamps and come play with us!
Now, I own around 56 Cricut cartridges. My sister or my BFF may have a few of them, but not one of them has this fantastic square shape! I spent really long time going through all the extras too!
So I decided a rectangle would have to do. I used a Spellbinder because you know I am mad at the Cricut LOL The paper is from a 6 x 6 Making Memories pad that might be as old as I am!
The circle is a Quickutz nesting die. The 3 dots are Ranger's enamel accents. I LOVE them. I want every color they make! The {ippity} set, That's Creepy I embossed and cut out the spider, hat and sayings. Easy as can be and they look pretty cute all piled up like that. The twine is from my stash.
That's Creepy - $18.00 on sale for $16.20! Free shipping and Free Twine!
Grab your stamps and do the sketch and link up over on the Chick Challenges Blog, you have until Wednesday the 12th to play! You could win {ippity} stamps!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It is finally time!! The new {ippity} release!

You are going to LOVE these!
Thanks For All Things $6.00 on sale for $5.40 
Time For...Friends and Wine $18.00 on sale for $16.20
Do you LOVE them?  They are here and shipping tomorrow! 
Free Shipping and 25 yards of free twine in the color of your choice!
Thank you for picking me as your {ippity} chick!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 3, 2011

WCMD Unity Challenge # 1

This challenge was to use an embossing folder and white or colored core cardstock.  Then all you had to do was sand it.    One of my favorite things to do!
I used Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock, with the Sizzix Sugar folder.  The gems are from Studio G and the ribbon is from my stash. 
I stamped the inside a fantastic saying from September, 2011 KOM {all seasons}
Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to the Chicks Picks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}!  Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!

Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.  Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects.  We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets.  To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters! 

To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com); 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is.  (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.

I hope you arrived here from Sherri Thompson's blog.  Isn't her work beautiful? 

I used 2 {ippity} sets on this card.  Both banners are from The Best, my all time favorite {ippity} set.  It is on sale for $21.60.

I used Alphabetically Adorable for the hi.  It is on sale for $21.60.

Now it is time to hop on over to Sarah Stoelting's blog.

If there is a link broken along the way, here is the entire hop line-up:
Noelle Reese You are HERE
Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  We appreciate your comments and your orders!
Free shipping and free twine with every order!
The gems are by Studio G
The buttons are from Bag of Buttons in brown
The paper is from DCWV Lady Couture stack

HAPPY World Card Making Day!

I made this card last night.  I made the flower, lots of embossing and cutting.  I used Now & Always by {ippity} and a Recollections pearl and lots of Stickles. 
I used the new {ippity} set Thanks For All Things to stamp the flower border.  I tied on the ribbon and then completely changed my mind.  Instead of going with vertical I decided it would be so much cuter horizontal, so I stamped on the sentiment.  I used lots of pop-dots and glue dots to get the flower where I wanted it with the bow loops and strings where I thought they looked best.  All with COMPLETE success of not trashing the wet Stickles.   
Now if I just had an Arabic friend to send it to that would be great because their right way to read is our backwards way to read!
How I get through the day must be a small miracle LOL
I am posting this for 2 reasons.  1. It's funny to see that not all cards end well.  They just don't LOL and 2. This is a really good sneak peek of the new Thanks For All Things set that will be available for purchase on the 5th!
I am going to be doing all the Unity challenges over at SCS today!  You should join me!
Thanks for stopping by today!