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We LOVE Unity!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I am so excited about CHA!!

I miss the Cropping Corner so much it is unreal to me that we closed.  I only went to CHA once and then Miss Carlee Rae showed up and traveling has been put on the back burner :)
Anyone that even has a little interest in paper crafting would love it!  Now if you are hopelessly addicted to scrapbooking and card making like I am........  My heart beat speeds up just thinking about all the new product that is coming out!
I won't be able to buy anything, all my money will go to Unity's new stamps!  OBVIOUSLY!  LOL
Check out their sale.  OH. MY. WORD!  If you spend $125. you get 3 free itty bittys a free stamp set $14 or less and a free stamp set $25. or less!  That is $58.50 of free stamps!!  Plus if you are a SMAK member or a KOM member you get 25% off and a free kit if you spend $35.00.  Some times when I check out I feel guilty for all the free product.  Don't get me wrong LOL  I love the free stuff!  I think those stamps even emboss a tiny bit crisper LOL
Here is a peek at my cart:
Neopolitan Bisque Soup

Simple Hello My Friend 
specialize in MEMORIES

When life gives you limes...
SERIOUSLY cute stamps right?  I can't stand it!  I want to jump in the car and head out right now and go pick up all the stamps.  I can't possibly wait for them to ship can I???
You can click HERE to see all of them.  Be sure to look in each category so you don't miss a thing.
Don't forget to get some {ippity} too!  January's release was some DARLING itty bittys

These two USED to be my favorite!  Wait until you sere what is coming!  They are here and getting inky on my desk!  You are going to love them!
I would very much love to be your Chick!
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Hi!  As I type this I think to myself in 4 years she will be 8 and I will be gushing over how yummy she was at 4!  For now, LOL  I am gushing over how sweet she was at just under 2 months!
My children fight sleep.  They both do every day and have for their entire lives!
On occasion one of them would let me put them down long enough to take pictures of them falling asleep.  Maybe the 47 million kisses I gave them interfered, who knows...... 
I cut out Sweetheart with a quickutz font  and ran it through my CuttleBug with my Swiss Dots folder.  Then I put Stickles on the dots.  The butterflies are from a clearance punch I got at Michael's in the jewelry department.  It's by Jolees's!  I didn't know the jewelry makers were using punches!!  I still have not bought Tim's die, I scored the flower myself and I am getting that die SOON!  The gems are from my stash they are so tiny you can't hardly pick them up!
There are only about 6 more pages in Carlee's album then it is back to Morgan's.  I think she is 8, I can't wait, she is beautiful now at 14.  At 8 she was so yummy you are not going to believe that darling little freckle face!
Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Have you joined Unity's Stamp of the Week club yet?

Yes?  Isn't it so exciting to get that stamp every week?
No?  WHAT are you waiting for?  :)  $5.79 a fun new stamp every week.  They ship it in a cute tiny envelope too.  My mail comes right into the house, the mail guy opens the flap and throws it in, sort of a mess but the excitement when that little stamp slides across the hardwood floor makes me do a little jump thing and a squeal and Carlee always loves to open the envelope! 
Speaking of my girl, I'd love it if you could say a little prayer for her.  She threw up 3 times today.  It makes a Mom feel so helpless doesn't it?
Here is a super cute picture of her Bryan took yesterday.
Nothing stops our girl.  If she wants to see out the window she just climbs up on the heater!
Her hair is tucked into her robe, it's halfway down her back now and as curly as mine! 
When she jumps down she has mastered the Ninja thing....  LOL
I bought her that Tinkerbell robe and now you have to give her a bath as often as you can and she loves to lounge in it LOL   
OK, back to The Stamp of the Week!
Happy Couple!
You can sign up HERE
Angela has a challenge going on over on Facebook and the prize is 20 itty bitty's!  I'm winning this one!  LOL  I'm not sure why the ribbon on this looks black.  It's really not, it is brown and from Michael's.  Both pattern papers are Union Square by MME my all time favorite!  The day Unity and MME team up I might need to be committed for being happier than any one girl should be LOL
The gems are Studio G!  Walmart has a Studio G section now and there is a ton of them for only a dollar!  SCORE!!
OK, this is it for me today!
Go enter and if you win, for the love share with me!  :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Many, Thanks!

This is the last card I have from making cards with my sister and her sister-in-law.  We had so much fun! I love those girls!  The paper is Pink Paislee, the sentiment is {ippity} Bitty Pixie Paisley.  Use ANG39 and you can get it for 39% off!  The sale ends this weekend!  The Twine is for sale for $2.50 for 25 yards and free shipping!  The half pearls are from Michael's, their brand Recollections, I LOVE them!  The brown ribbon under the twine is from Hobby Lobby.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Please join our challenge!! It's a fun one!

Head on over to our {ippity} Challenge Blog and join us!
Rona came up with a super fun one!  I laughed all the way through it LOL
Something Old - Something New
Something Borrowed - Something Blue
Here is my take on it!
Something New is another fantastic {ippity} itty bitty!  Happy Are Those!  The sale is still on!  ANG39 will get you 39% off this fantastic new stamp!
I would LOVE to be your {ippity} chick!  Please click on my picture if you want to place an order! 
Something Blue is my paper by Chatterbox.  I ran it through my CuttleBug with my Seeing Spots folder.  I think it is my new favorite! 
Something Borrowed.......  Hmmmmmmm BFF moved all her scrap loot into my scrap room.  She had TWO!  So I borrowed one.  *snicker* 
Something old, all of this ribbon and binding came from the GoodWill in super old packaging that also smelled very old LOL  So it has been airing out for about a year. 
Rona was being funny and said we should put a penny in our shoe while we made our project.  I thought I would add it in the card for the next person to get married that I know LOL   I stuck it on the sticky and covered it with a glue dot!
It doubles for dimension!  LOL  I love it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and please join us!  You could win {ippity} itty bitty's if you win!  SCORE!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How about we talk punches?

Do you love them?  Really dislike them?
About 14 years ago I began collecting them.  I used them on every page for YEARS!  I had over a 1000 of them.  I even had a little punchies website with my pal Ang!
Well today, I have such weak wrists I can't really even write legibly anymore LOL
However I still know how to work a punch, well I might add without trying to toot my own horn!
Except these two gems I got on clearance when I returned a bunch of stuff I didn't use for all the baby cards I posted yesterday.
EK calls this a Dimensional Punch Carnation. 
Isn't that flower pretty? 
Mine look like something the cat drug in! 
I did master the dimensional part though!  What would one use this on? 
I can READ!  I did what they said only I wrapped it around a tiny little needle thing to try to make the hole in the middle smaller.  Didn't really help right? 
OK, onto punch #2.  Martha Stewart made this one! 
It is called Embossed Petals!  What does that mean? 
That maybe the super cute flower would be embossed around the holes and above the scallops? 
Oh, you can't SEE the flowers?  That is not my poor photography skills and not even my very weak hands.  I have some serious junk in my trunk and I STOOD on the punch.
So....please tell me how YOU use these lovely little punches.  I seem to be a wee bit challenged with these two!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Shower invites!

Our niece is having a baby!
So I made her some baby shower invites!

I used a Studio G stamp for the carriage and a Hero Arts for the sentiment.  The embossing folder is a CB one swiss dots??  All of the card stock and ribbon is from Michael's.  I used a strangers CM circle punch at a crop  LOL  The scallop circle is a Spellbinder.  I just cut the rectangle and corner punches the corners [Thank you Becky!]
Now let's talk about crops.  Don't you love how any one will share with you?  I was really behind at work and in such a rush.  I forgot the circle punch she was so nice to lend it to me.  I forgot my scissors for goodness sake!  BFF shared hers with me LOL
We all survived, cards finished, 41 total.  You will see a lot more layouts from this kid.  LOL
I used a baby card Harmony loved on SCS as a sketch, I am sad to say I threw the print out away and have now forgotten who made it, but she does fabulous work!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's a BANNER Birthday!

Oh How I LOVE Unity itty bitty's!  They are fantastic!  You can see them all HERE.  They are a little taste of Unity and one is never enough  LOL
I made this one for a FaceBook challenge Unity had to use an itty Bitty on a card.  At the time I didn't know Happy Chick Birthday was no longer available.  The sentiment is from that one.  The banners are from Tiny Vintage Banners and I LOVE it!  I always emboss them and cut them out and they are fabulous!
Right now you can get them on sale for $3.66 on sale if you use ANG39 for your coupon!
I used my brown twine and it is available HERE!
My all time favorite banner set is The Best!  Right now you can get it for $14.95 that is a screamin' deal!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you will pick me to be your {ippity} chick!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Do you ever just make your own embellishments?

I do and I love it because you get to decide exactly how to do it.
And, maybe because it makes me think of something other than how many times I tortured the baby the first year of her life.  BOTH of my girls screamed bloody murder in the tub!  As you can see Carlee hated the kitchen sink too.  I tried every sponge to lay her on, every sink in the house you name it.  Now at 4 I can't get this one out of the tub!  LOL
Try not to join Carlee and cry like I did every. single. time.  I bet I can give a baby a bath faster than any of you.  LOL  Look at the tag not the screaming baby.  LOL  I loved the store bought polka dot duck.  with the beads.  I have no idea who made it or where I got it.  It was the last thing left just stuck to some plastic.  Probably MAMBI??  I wanted something to journal on, bit how many times can I say Carlee hated baths.  So I wrote down Boo for Baths!  Then cut it into a banner just by hand it's not a die or anything.  These white tags came in a Marta Stewart stamps set so I grabbed my Dots For Sure and stamped it on.  I didn't even emboss it.  [*GASP*]    Slapped on a chipboard duck from ATD, grabbed a scrap of a ribbon and a button and slapped it on the page. 
If I could start all over I would buy WAY less embellishments and way more stamps!
Don't forget ANG39 will get you this stamp for 39% off!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

OH MY GOSH! Ang extended the sale!

She said:
When you are 39 you can MAKE ALL THE RULES!  - SO I GET to decide HOW LONG to run my sale.
I say FRIDAY, January 20th - 'CAUSE I CAN!  - so go peek around and ENJOY your Unity Shopping Experience!

COUPON CODE: ANG39 {all caps, no spaces} 

Go on, and SHOP
How exciting!

My FAVORITE Guest Designer is back!

That's right my sister, Carla and her amazing talent!
Over Thanksgiving [I am a tad behind LOL] We all went to her in-laws house!  The GREATEST people on earth and every day I brought another small plastic tub or tote of  'stuff' With VERY little to create she made this beautiful card!  She LOVED the flourish in Warm Wishes.  You can't really see it well but she stamped all over the kraft paper with it and it looks FANTASTIC!  Even the inside of the card.  Nora Anne who I LOVE RAK'ed me with the fantastic fabric tape.  The paper is MME and the flower and buterfly are more Sizzix dies that I am CRAZY about!the Twine is mine and the button is from my jar of buttons!
Please don't forget, ANG39 saves you 39%, that is a screaming deal!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time for some more SMAK! Special Love

Did you hear I LOVE Unity's new SMAK kit?  I may have mentioned that a time or two right?  LOL
This one is from the January 2012 kit without YOU what would I DO
I love these girls too!  They definitely have a Special Love.  Weird, that 4 years later they can fight like cats and dogs isn't it?  LOL
At the time I liked the crooked pictures.  There may or may not have been a BFF and beer involved.  Now, it is messing with my head and I really don't like it at all.  LOL  My personal rule is never redo a page so I'm leaving it.  If I can deal with pictures with decorative edges cut in heart shapes I can deal with this.  LOL  Those butterflies are by Sizzix and I LOVE them.  You will see them over and over and over because I will never get tired of them.  The paper is pretty flimsy but I still like it.  I got it at Hobby Lobby and it is their brand and an all Kraft pad.
I really think you should head on over to Unity and sign up for SMAK!!  You can't use this weekends discount code ANG39 but it is still a SCREAMIN' deal!  $26.00 for a full 8.5 x 11 sheet of red rubber!  These stamps are HUGE!  I see them online.  I know they are coming yet every time I pull them out of the envelope I say WOW  I can't believe how big these are.  They emboss PERFECTLY every single time!  I LOVE to emboss!  I have a short in my cord and I need to go buy a new gun.  On Sunday Bryan held the cord so I could emboss these, how great is he?  Ask my BFF it's true!  She witnessed it.  As Carlee would say, "Him is such a good man!"
Back to SMAK, you get a discount code every month!  For 25% off your orders!  All of them if you order more than once even!  If you spend $35. [if? who can order under $35. of Unity?] you get to pick a free kit EVERY MONTH!  I am telling you those Unity Peeps are GENEROUS.
And you know this next part is coming right?  LOL  If you happen to order {ippity} at 35% off this weekend, right along with all that Unity, I would *LOVE* to be your chick  :)
Thanks so much for stopping today!

Friday, January 13, 2012

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

This is a special Friday over at Unity!
I am so excited to be a part of it!
Ang turned 39 today!
She gave US a coupon code for 39% off our orders!  How SWEET!!  ANG39 is the code!
*Please excuse the glare*
Are you a member of the SMAK kits yet?  OH MY GOSH I LOVE it!
The banners are from the December '11 SMAK Kit Make EVERYDAY Count! I LOVE this kit!  If you scrap, you need to join!
The Polaroid is from the November, 2011 SMAK kit (Life...Starring You)
The journaling says Our Sweet Baby Girl Carlee...... Can make a grown man cry with her darling pout! 12/13/07
She is only a month and almost 3 weeks old here!  I am a little behind on scrapping!  You will see a lot of scrapping on my blog from here on out!  I am on a mission!
OK, before you go shopping, swing by the Unity Blog join us in Friends With Flair, you could win prizes! 
Last, but certainly not least, there is one more BIG thing that happened today!  Unity is now selling {ippity} online!  You can order {ippity} with your Unity!  How fantastic is that?
I would love to be your chick!
For the opening weekend if you order {ippity} and pick me as your chick I'll send you 25 yards of twine in the color of your choice!
I would LOVE to be your {ippity} chick!
Be sure to use ANG39 and get 39% off all of the {ippity} and Unity your heart desires!
I am going to order my fabulous husband a ton of it!  He loves it when I do that!  *snicker*
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I am LOVING the {ippity} itty bitty's!

Seriously cute stamps for a screamin' great price!  On sale for $5.40, free shipping and free Twine in the color of your choice!
There are 5 things Unity does that I simply can not pass up.  I think they know what makes me tick!  In no particular order Butterflies, Cupcakes, Banners, Tickets and Owls!  And pears!  So 6 things.  I don't even look at the rest of the stamps in the set until I own it LOL  So needless to say Sweet on You was a must have for me and the first on to the hit the ink for this release! 
I actually made this card for the owner of Unity!  Her birthday is tomorrow!  The sentiment is from another set called Party Hat Wishes.  It is on sale for $16.20!
OK enough about the card!
IT IS TIME! The big and exciting transition where you can now order {ippity} WITH Unity at my all time favorite place to hang out!  Click HERE and go see all the stamps!  My orders are usually about $400.00  then I may or may not weep a little and I remove sets from my cart to get my total to a reasonable amount that won't make DH's eyes pop out of his head!
So here is the dealio [are you singing Pink's Raise Your Glass song in your head now?] please click on my picture when you are ordering {ippity} from Unity!  I would really LOVE to be your {ippity} chick!  {ippity} and Unity stamps are seriously FANTASTIC!
Are you a Kit of the Month Member?  What about SMAK?  Use your discount code on {ippity}!!!  How About Stamp of the Week?  Talk about AWESOME mail days!!  So, please go check it out, and let me know what you think! 
Thanks so muvh for stoppping by today!  Please email me noellereese@q.com or call me 720-217-3086 if you have any questions.  I could love to help and be your {ippity} chick!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January's {ippity} is in the house!

OK, these pictures are always so ugly.  But my mat shows you exactly how big these stamps are.  Each square is an inch.  That darling owl in Wise Guy is over 2 inches tall!
Happy are those is 3 inches wide!
The YUMMY cupcakes in Sweet On You is almost 3 inches tall! 
"Bee" Better Together is also almost 3 inches wide.
Faith BEGINS is also almost 3 inches wide. 
These new {ippity} itty bitty's aren't so itty bitty!
They are AWESOME!  I have them in stock and can ship them on Monday!
In a few days, you will be able to order these from Unity!  WITH Unity stamps!  AND use their COUPONS!  How fantastic is that??
I would be very grateful if you clicked on my picture when you order!  Don't let my crazy hair offend you, it is what is it LOL
If you need more twine, you can still order from me directly and get it for free and with free shipping, this might be while supplies last.  I am not sure what I plan on keeping in stock.  As of now I have every set here ready to ship. {UPDATE- Gurnsey Gingham is now out of stock}
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

REALLY exciting changes with {ippity}

This month brings some exciting changes over at Unity!
First up, {ippity} itty bitty's! Say that 3 times as fast as you can!
Faith BEGINS $6.00 on sale for $5.40
HAPPY are those $6.00 on sale for $5.40
Sweet on you $6.00 on sale for $5.40
"Bee" Better Together $6.00 on sale for $5.40
Wise Guy $6.00 on sale for $5.40
Now for some very exciting NEWS! You may now order {ippity} WITH Unity!
Check it out HERE!
I have every {ippity} set in stock except these! They have not arrived yet, but they have been shipped!
You can still order from me and get 10% off and free shipping and free twine! OR you can order from Unity and buy Unity and {ippity} and use their coupons! How great is that?
Much more will be coming on this! The website isn't even updated as I type this post! It's all new! It's all exciting and I am so very happy to be a chick!