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Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome to our joint blog hop with SOUS

I hope you arrived here from NannĂ© Harry's Blog.  Wasn't her album fantastic?!
If you didn't arrive here from Nanne's blog, please head over to the START so you don't miss a thing!
There is a PRIZE!
Here are the rules:
Now, the rules are as follows:
1. Become a follower of each blog.
2. Leave a comment on each blog.
And finally,
3. Leave a comment at Die Cut Diva  letting us know you followed the rules.
I made an 8 x 8 Album.  There are a TON of them to choose from!  I picked Decorative Window 8" x 8" Album Chipboard Set and I ordered extra pages in acetate and the covers in acetate as well.

We go to Oklahoma every year to see Bryan's family and every year Morgan finds a turtle!
Meet Victor, isn't he cute?  The ribbon on the rings is from my stash.  The font and the turtle are from the Cricut.  
Please excuse this weird angle LOL  It is next to impossible to get the acetate page to show!  Can you see it?  The little pocket on the bottom will be coming to out website soon! 
This is the other side of the acetate, see how the pattern paper shows through from the cover?  I LOVE that!  The wave and envelope with the journaling tag will also be available soon.  The bikini bottom is a dollar stamp from Studio G.
The acetate pages are a challenge for me because you have to plan both sides at the same time.  When it comes together I can hear the angels sing LOL  The Twine wrapped around worked out perfectly!  I love these pages!  You will be seeing a lot of them in the future!  The flowers are by Prima I stuck a 'skittle' in the middle.  The label and the tab are SU! punches. 
The bigger flowers are by DoodleBug I think!  The brads, button and bling are from my stash.  The Decorative Label was invented for me I'm pretty sure LOL  I LOVE it and could use it on every page and every card for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy!  I've been working on Terry the owner of CC&M to design more in custom sizes. *wink, wink*! 
The Tag #04 - Small fits perfectly in a darling pocket that will be available soon!  The butterflies are from a Martha punch I added Stickles to them.  The grapes are from a CookBookin' set.  The rhinestones are DoodleBug Jewels.  Another new die we have is the Ice Cream Cone.  I LOVE it!  The ice cream is separate so you can have as many scoops as you want.  I can't wait to make a 12 x 12 page with them all the way up the side!  So cute!  There is the Decorative Label again!
Here is the back side of the acetate page.  The girls marked Victor with some zebra print tape so he would not forget his name!  The turtle is a CuttleKids. 
This is Kim my girls LOVE their older sister!  Did I mention anything about LOVING the Decorative Label? LOL  The journaling block is an {ippity} stamp from A Moment In Time and the heart is from another {ippity} set called Straight From The Heart.
Now it is time to hop on over to one of my Besties Blog!  Be prepared to be blown away by the album Nora Anne made!  She makes amazing stuff!
Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  I hope you love all the albums as much as I do!  They are really fun to make!  Don't forget the full list of hoppers, there are 20 of us is on Die Cut Diva.  Follow the 3 rules  follow each blog, leave a comment and let us know you did and you can win the super cute Sea Life Mini Album Kit!  Good Luck!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How do people work and blog?

I can't find time to do both.  LOL  The girls get whatever energy I have left!
I wanted to let you know that Friday Creative Cuts and Stuck On You Sketches is having a joint blog hop!  Our theme is summer and both design teams made mini albums.  I LOVE making mini albums so I am excited to see what everyone made!
I stepped down from being the DT coordinator.  I am completely frazzled all the time lately.  I can't seem to give anything 100% and that is very unlike me.  Some things have to go and that was one of them.  Next thing is the yard!  I am calling a lawn service to come mow it.  I just don't have time YIPPEE!!!  Now, if only I could find someone to come clean the house for $18. a week  LOLOLOLOLOL
While making one of the albums for the hop I tried something, it worked, I love it and I wanted to share!
These are from New Season New Wonder

Super cute for cards.  They say smile, thanks, sweet and hello.  Not so great for a recipe album. 
So, before I put the embossing powder on, I colored in the words with my embossing pen!
Oh, how I love to alter a stamp and make it work! 
Carlee is getting so big.  She looks like a little girl instead of a baby now.  It's a good thing I got my tubes tied or I'd be trying to get pregnant!  I think a baby belongs on my hip! 
My 3 favorite people in the world.
And, back to the stamps LOL  Blogger won't let me move this picture up and I need to start working so I'm not going to fight with it anymore.  It is fine down here away from the others right?  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!  I truly miss seeing all of your blogs and I don't think things will continue to be this crazy busy for much longer!

Friday, July 15, 2011

My Unity Place Challenge #6

The challenge is to use 1 pattern paper, 1 twine or ribbon and 1 button!
I used 2 {ippity} sets.  Just Wanted To Say for the sentiment and Devoted for the butterfly.
I used brown twine, a beautiful Mother of Pearl button from my pajamas LOL, glossy accents and Basic Grey paper!
Devoted is on sale for $21.60 and Just wanted To Say is on sale for $16.20.  Both have free shipping and 25 yards of free twine in the color of your choice!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday's Friends With Flair!

Want to win some stamps?  You have 2 chances!  Go HERE to read all about it and play along with all of us Unity fans!
I have this small little addiction to embossing.  I LOVE watching the powder melt and become shiny LOL
So I embossed 5 things on this card!  LOL  There are hearts on the inside but I forgot to take a picture.
I used an {ippity} set House A Home.  It's on sale for $16.20.  Free shipping and 25 yards of free twine in the color of your choice!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Head on over to Unity's blog and join us!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Relay for Life!

I had a pretty good time making these cards to donate. 
This one is my favorite and it took about 2 minutes.

I almost forgot how quick making cards can be when you aren't doing a challenge.  LOL 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jimmi's July Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge!

This is my favorite challenge of all the challenges out there! 
The winner will receive ANY Kit of the Month of their choice for FREE plus 100 randomly chosen Unity Stamp Company stamps!  The 100 random stamps makes my heart beat faster!  LOL
Get over there and check it out!  You can see it HERE!

I used 2 different kits.  I used May 2011 Think Happy Thoughts for the cake and July 2010 Happily Ever After for the frame.  They are both on sale for $30 right now over at Unity.  They are having a PERFECT sale!  All the past kits are on sale for $30. and all the itty bitty's are on sale too!  Go HERE to check it all out!
Happy Stamping and SHOPPING!  :)
Now, go join the challenge!  Can you imagine 100 free stamps and a KIT!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rock On Brotha!

This is how I amuse myself.  I sent my brother funny cards LOL
I am thinking he would LOVE Adele so I wanted to send him her CD's.
He takes care of my Dad on top of this mountain in beautiful Petit Jean Park in Arkansas!  Not too many music stores to look through there LOL
I had to make a card to go with them and this is what I came up with.
*GASP*!!!  You didn't know I could make a card with any stamp other than {ippity} or Unity did ya'?
Well It just so happens I can.  However, LOL  This is a Hampton Art set that I am drawn towards.  Could be because Marah Johnson designed it and she designs for Unity too  LOL  It's called Rock Star if you decide you have to have it but I have had it for years.
I'll try to be back later today with a Friends with Flair post, but last night I just wasn't feeling it.  I looked at baby pictures of Carlee instead of actually making anything LOL  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

WOAH! Talk about a CHALLENGE!

I am truly challenged taking Kristina and Jennifer's Summer Card Camp 2011  LOL
I am not sure I ever really knew this about myself, but I guess I don't like summer colors LOL  I also think I don't like C&S!  I didn't really know I could even make a card without patterned paper!  LOL 
But I knew if I added Primas and Stickles it would be OK.
These are the colors and they are a problem for me LOL
I used 4 different {ippity} stamp sets!  You can find them all HERE.
What Matters Most, Love In Return, Just Wanted To Say and Season of Joy
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's time for my sister to come back!

This is the last card I have that she made while she was here.
Isn't it beautiful? 
Look at the bow!  She even layers the bows!  Bow, Prima, button and then twine??  I love it! 
The use The Best and that name is so very appropriate!  It is my favorite {ippity} set so far!
It is on sale for $22.50!  You can pick free stamps or twine and as always free shipping!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How about another $20. gift certificate?

How fun would it be to win $40. worth of {ippity} stamps?
Please join us in our July Release Party
Head on over to our blog and click the link to become a follower on our challenge blog!  Then leave a comment telling us you did and telling us your favorite {ippity} quote!  It's that easy! 
I am sorry about the glare.  The Bazzil bling paper is so shiny it can make a picture look bad.  But in real life, it is so beautiful!
I also really love this Filigree Rectangle Label.  I think it is perfect and I wish it also came in a smaller size so I could put it on the waterfall card squares LOL
Now, about the ...shine, shine, shine. set.  Can you believe how cute it is?  I totally love it!

I have it in stock and can ship it to you today for $16.20!  You know the dealio, free shipping and you can pick free stamps or free twine! 
Thanks so much!

How does a $20. gift certificate for {ippity} stamps sound?

Pretty great right?  Here is what you need to do.  Head over to the {ippity} challenge blog.  Click HERE, to enter the challenge which is to use an {ippity} or a Unity quote.  Do a blog post, or upload it where ever you like and link it up with the Linky Tools at the end of the post.
How easy is that?  :)
I am slightly addicted to this Waterfall Card Set from CC&M  LOL 
I stamped on every surface I could get my hands on  LOL  I embossed the mushrooms and the quote.  They are both from Because of You
I stamped the front of the kraft squares with Thoughts From The Past.  I stamped the back with Dots For Sure.  I sprayed the white squares with Glimmer Mist.  Then I embossed the mushrooms right on top of it!  I had never done that before and I wondered if the embossing powder would stick all over and it didn't!  It worked just fine.  The flowers are from A Moment In Time
This is my favorite {ippity} quote because I have a ton of Peeps in my life that make good times great times!  But I also really love the butterflies thrown in there!  Super cute!
All my {ippity} stamps are on sale for 10% off, all summer long!  While supplies last you can pick from 25 yards of twine or random {ippity} stamps.  Shipping is always on me!  :)
Don't forget about the new July release!  You can see the stamps HERE!
Good Luck on the gift certificate!

Are you ready to see the July {ippity} release?

They are AWESOME!!  I LOVE them!  I have used every single one!
I'm sorry for the bad pictures.  Tomorrow when Unity opens I'll have better ones to show you.
This one is ...shine, shine, shine!  Don't you LOVE it?  It's $18.00 and on sale for $16.20! 
This one is Thankful for you!  I ADORE butterflies!  I love these dragonflies too!  It's only $6.00 and it's on sale for $5.40!
For this release, I still have free shipping, but you get to choose your free gift!  You can pick some twine, 25 yards any color/colors you want.  Or, you can pick 2 random {ippity} stamps!  I get to choose the stamps though!  I have these stamps in stock and I can ship them out tomorrow!
I also have the super nice {ippity} handle in stock as well!

It's on sale for $18.00 and it will come with some random {ippity} stamps stuck to it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

At 12:01 you can see the new sets!

Here is one more sneak peek! 
This card is another project gone bad LOL  But wait until you see the one I am almost finished with!
I didn't leave room for the pull tab at the bottom  oops!
Then when I started to check it to see if it pulled out smoothly and I totally belly ache laughed. 
I could not be a bigger dork!
See all those dragonflies?  LOL  A LOT of the time, I bag an idea and start over.  If you ever get a card from me, go ahead tear it apart you will see what I mean  LOL

I decided I love the printed backs.  I had never even thought of it! The one I'm working on now has polka dots!  Fun huh?  So this one will be headed for the round file but you may have noticed the VERY COOL stamps right?  :)
Come back after midnight Colorado time!  I think  LOL  I'll schedule the post for 12:01 on the 5th of July but Blogger might be in a different time  zone!
Thanks for stopping by!  It sure is nice to have the Internet back!  I actually caught up at work today!  *GASP*  Who does that?  LOL


It was, however totally stinkin' sketchy!! LOL  But I lived through my internet being down  LOL
It worked fine this AM and I actually worked!  We decided to take the girls to a late lunch and feed our old neighbor's cats, and grocery shop!  We did it in record speed, Morgan needed to be at Youth Group by 5:30.  Well that was cancelled, we just didn't know.  We were so happy to be done with errands and have plenty of tine to work, read email etc  LOL 
Only for the first time with Q we were denied LOL  They have made me MAD, MAD, MAD with their changes over the years, but I have never been totally denied! 
We didn't like it at all.   I decided Bryan is a real pain for my scrappin' time when he can't be amused with his hunting message boards!  LOL  He and Carlee chased me around the house "getting'" me.  I just wanted to cut orders or go make a card  LOL  
Lucky for me, my Peeps ROCK and we made the best of it LOL
I have some cards ready to post, but it must wait!  I had to check SCS, my mail, you know!  I can't blog this late!   
The new {ippity} stamps ROCK!  I just need you to trust me on this :)
See ya' tomorrow!  :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A few little sneak peeks!

So you know that job I told you about yesterday?  It's perfect!  No new wardrobe for the office, no sitter for Carlee.  I was in my pajamas until 4:30 and when I finally showered I got right back into clean pajamas and went back at it!
Well you know how training goes.  Everything that never happens always happens.  LOL  I got frustrated a couple of times and you have to spend so much time on the phone getting things worked out.  I am promised soon I can do this and watch TV at the same time.  I can't wait for that LOL  I already miss listening to my books!  LOL
So any way, by the time I got to my room the only good thing that happened was having a beer with my pal Andrea while we texted on her Birthday!
I made some really ugly stuff last night LOL  I could not get it together to save my life LOL
I'm trying to make some masculine cards for a friend of mine and I really am awful at it LOL
That bottom strip of DP??  I had to attach that to the front of the card because the border punch I used looked way too feminine so I cut it off.  I wanted a little color in it and I really thought I could make this MME paper work.  Well I couldn't LOL  I thought a strip of the same paper instead of a ribbon would work.  Well, it didn't LOL  But do you see those STAMPS??  Those work and boy do they work well!  :) 
Now with AMAZING stamp, [did you know I have an addiction to butterflies?  I do!] I thought if I use black on orange I can get the Monarch look.  [Side note I was a Monarch in 5th grade in Pacific Grove, CA!  In the butterfly parade!  I rocked the look if I don't say so myself LMAO 
However something made me thing if I went with the lighter orange and used textured cardstock it would work better.  Again, it didn't LOL  But the stamp is VERY cool and I like it's messy look on textured, I will do this again only with a real orange, nothing summery LOL 
This was when I said I am done.  I'm going to bed.  NOTHING is coming together for me.   I wanted clean and simple.  Only the glittery EP is crap.  It doesn't melt well and pretty much bad EP ruins everything in my card making world LOL
So thanks for stopping by to see my ugly stuff today LOL  I sure appreciate it!  :)
Come back later for something that isn't ugly LOL  On the 5th, I can show you the full sets and ship them out!  They will be on sale for 10% off.  I have free shipping and 25 yards of free twine in the color of your choice!

Friday, July 1, 2011

New {ippity} is in the house!! WOOT!!! WOOT!!!!!!

It's a GREAT day at the Reese house!  I did a little dance when I heard the UPS truck drive off!  LOL
I have TWO new {ippity} sets to work with tonight!
I am so excited I just can't stand it!
I can't show you the whole sets just yet though!  You have to wait for the 5th!
What I can show you in projects completed with the stamps!  So my goal is to use them all tonight!  LOL
I did decide to carry the {ippity} handle!  I can show you that now!
For a limited time I will include a random {ippity} stamp stuck on the block like the picture above!
It's on sale for $18.00 and FREE SHIPPING!

I love this handle!  It is so clear and smooth.  I'm thinking one might make it's way off the stock shelf in the hall and onto my scrap table.  That sort of thing happens all the time doesn't it?  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Two posts in one day!  Who knew I had it in me?  :) 

It's FRIDAY!!! aka Friends With Flair!!

WOW is summer or busy or what?  We used to eat at 5 or 6.  Now all of a sudden I'm seeing the clock and it's 7 and dinner has not even been thought about LOL
Oh, and I GOT A JOB!!!  PHEW!!
OK back to why you are here!  Friends With Flair!  I have not played in a while which is sheer insanity because a. I LOVE Unity! and b. I LOVE {ippity}!  The stamps are To. Die. For!  Join in on the fun!  Link your blog post and you could win a prize!  Do the hop and leave a comment on all the players blogs and you could win another prize!  How great is that?
I made this card for a really special friend.  I used an {ippity} set called The Best.  It is my newest favorite!
It is on sale for $22.50!  I'll pay your shipping, and you can pick out 25 yards of Twine
Email me, noellereese@q.com and I'll send you an invoice.  The PayPal buttons on my {ippity} blog will charge you full price!  I also accept checks if you don't like PayPal!
The paper is Basic Grey and the ribbon is called Decorative Trim and I got it at Hobby Lobby.  They had tons of colors and it was 50% off.  Man I love that place.  I never go because you leave without a cent to your name LOL
Thanks for stopping by today!  Go outside and eat watermelon!  You won't be sorry!  Seriously, have you had a nectarine yet?  Carlee eats TWO at a time.  They are THAT good!  One just isn't enough  LOL