Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's for baby

Hi Everyone,
Today is my turn to post over at Just Imagine Crafts and I wanted to show you one of the new punches I just received.Its punch 921 and it has the prettiest little flowers in it. I thought it would look so cute with this little Dress up Girl from Art Impressions.

I love the look this punch gives the card.
Punch -  Kreaxions
Designer CS
Stamp - Art Impressions

Make sure to check the new design team call here. It has been a great time working with the talented ladies on the Just Imagine Crafts team. And I love working with the wonderful Kreaxions punches.Check out the DT call and submit your application.

Thanks for stopping in today.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Hi Everyone
It's Thursday and you know that means....... its time for the new weekly Art Impressions Challenge.And this weeks theme is Anniversary, I've had these bells for a while and they reminded me of an anniversary. 

I just love the look of white embossed cards and I decided to make this anniversary card white with silver.

The front panel used the Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Die -Whimsy.
The back part of the card used the Couture Creations Embossing folder - Entangle.
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Detail EP257
White CS
White Ribbon
Art Impressions Stamps - Wedding Bells L2358, Happy Anniversary F1412

Hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping in today,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Celebrating Girlfriends

Hi Everyone
Hope you are having a great Wednesday!! Today's card is to all the girlfriends in our lives.What would we do without our girlfriend's.You know, the ones who you call or email or send a text to.The ones who know the real you and know you better than you know yourself. So when it's time to send them a card, visit Art Impressions for just the right image and sentiment.  Check out the girlfriends section of the Art Impressions shop, I'm sure you will find just the right stamp to fit the occasion.

Oh... the sentiment on this card is so true, isn't it!!!

Supplies used:
Art Impressions Stamps from the Weigh In Set  UM4049
Copic Markers- YR61, YR15, YR65, E47, E43, E51, E41, Y21, V05, C-5, B32
Flower Shaped Die - Quick Kutz Nesting Flowers
Spellbinder Die - Ribbon Tags Trio  S4-323
Embossed border on side of card - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations- Springtime Backgrounds and Borders Set

Well that does it for today. Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back tomorrow with a card for the Art Impressions Weekly Challenge. I hope to see you then.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Logan

Hi Everyone,
Today was the the 1st birthday party for Frank's great grandson, Logan. His actual 1st birthday was Wednesday, Jan. 18 and today we all celebrated with a big party, presents, balloons and food. Logan is so cute. He was born 7 weeks early but you'd never know it. Today he is well and growing like a weed.

So since the party was today, I just had to make a card to take.

The shoes are from Stampendous - Baby Shoes. The words and the balloons are in a set from Sparkle N Sprinkle - Set 406  Me and Mommy. I have very few baby stamps, but with the few baby stamps I had on hand I used them to make this card. 

Frank needed a card too, so I made another for him to take as well. I used this giraffe stamp, I've had it for years and I must say it is an all time favorite of mine. I remember when this stamp was introduced back in 2001, and, it is still available today.This guy is great!!! It's from Rubber Cottage and its RC149J Giraffe - Lg. The tree I used just reminds me of trees on the African plains, I felt it would enhance the giraffe stamp. It is an Art Impressions stamp Q-2281 Desert Tree. I like this stamp as well. I have so many stamps that I truly love, it's hard to get rid of them when you really love them. (I've had very few stamps that I've gotten rid of over all the years of my stamping.) 

The interesting thing about this card is that Logan's bedroom is decorated with giraffes and I had no idea.
How cool is that!! 

Well that is it for now, thanks for stopping in and I will see you soon.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I just want to remind everyone that there is a cool sketch challenge going on over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. The challenge ends on January 31, so, you still have time to make a card based on this month's design and post it to the sketch challenge page.

Here is this months challenge

And here is my take on the challenge:

The sketch challenge is a monthly challenge and runs from the first thru the last day of the month. I'd love to see your take on this sketch, oh.... and the prize is a stamp set of your choice. So get your Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps out and design a card.Hope to see your card entered.

I used the stampette set called Chianti - set 450. I think this set is really great. I love the images and you can do a lot with these. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop Winners Announced

Hi Everyone!!!

First I want to thank you all for visiting  during the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop and  leaving comments on my blog. I read each comment and I love to hear what you have to say. I hope that you will be back for the next blog hop on Feb. 9-10. Hey, that's right around the corner so, I better get started on my creations.
Brenda just announced the winners over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog
Here are the winners for this hop.  If you are a winner please e-mail Brenda at with your full name – address – phone contact and your choice of item(s) for the prize you won.
Grand Prize #1  -  Full-sized stamp set of your choice on cling  -    Cheryl B
Grand Prize #2  -  Stampette set of your choice on cling  -  Kaiahobid
1st Place  -  (from Lana Clarke’s Blog)   2 Glitter Tinsels   -  Aurora Selvaggio
2nd Place – (from Gerlinde Townsley’s Blog) 3 sm embossing powders  –   Karen Land
3rd Place – (from April Williams Blog) 3 sm glitters  –   Robyn Rinehart
Congratulations to the winners and thanks again for hopping with us and I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas – Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
If you are looking for the Art Impressions post, please scroll down to the next post.

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas – Love is in the Air Blog Hop!  If you hopped here by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog , then you are in the right place.  Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to become eligible for the four great prizes.  

A reminder -  through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special - 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including some fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click here - monthly specials.

Important things first!

One lucky person will win the Grand Prize - a Stamp Set of the winner's choice mounted on cling cushion. As you visit each artist's blog, there is the possibility of winning one of THREE more prizes! It's a secret though. No one knows who "those three secret artists" are except for be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog to be eligible (including the SNS blog).Winners will be announced Saturday, Jan 21st between noon and 3PM - Mountain Standard Time over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.

Each of the Sparkle Team Designers will be sharing their thoughts on how their cards fit into the romance theme.I know I speak for each of the designers when I say "We hope you enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them."

I used stampette set 453 Happy Heart on my first card. As soon as I looked at this new set, I thought of valentine cards from when I was a kid. You may remember them, they were so cute and whimsical.  So I decided to make an easel card to try to carry on that look.

 Here is this darling stamp set I used.

Card Closed

Inside of card

  Easel car opened

This turned out easy to make. So if you haven't tried an easel card yet, don't shy away from them. They are not hard to make. Click here for the detailed instructions.

I'd like to share with you a 2nd project which is a card and an envelope combination. I used a petal card to use as an envelope.

The picture above, is of the petal card closed with doilies attached to the petals and a belly band was added to keep the envelope closed.

In keeping with the love/Valentine theme here is the special card that is inside the envelope. This is an odd card in that it is hinged on the bottom instead of on the top or the side. Don't you just love things that are a little different.

I used 2 stamps from stampette set 454 and I also used 2 different punches in designing this card.

Here is a view of the petal card that I am using for the envelope and the card resting in the envelope with the belly band in front. You can click here for detailed instructions.

Don't forget, to become eligible to win a Grand Prize, please leave a comment on EACH blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of the mini prizes are selected when they leave a comment on the mystery designer's blog AND answer the final question at the SNS Home Blog.

I want to thank you for stopping in today to check out my card creation. Now it's time to hop on over to   Julie Zippel's blog to see what she has designed.

Oh, don't forget to leave a comment.

A Child's Card

Hi Everyone,
Today I have two posts for you, this one is for Art Impressions Weekly Challenge, and the other post is for the  Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas - Love is in the Air Blog Hop. So please check out my other post, if you have time. There are prizes to be awarded on the Blog Hop.

The Art Impressions Weekly Challenge theme this week is: Card for a child/ children.I thought I would make a card for a toddler.

This little cutie is adorable. She is called Little Dress Up Girl. I used a few Copic's to color her, added a frame to the crown ovals and a little bling and some ribbon and the card is just about done. Next I attached some vine ribbon and some pretty little pink flowers and it's finished.

Supplies Used:
Art Impressions - Little Dress Up Girl  H940
Ink - India Ink Black
Copic Markers - RV14, RV21, RV06, RV13, G21, G00, Y000
Spica Glitter Pen - Lemon
Spellbinders Dies - Crown Ovals  S4-303, Classic Ovals S4-112
May Arts - Vine Ribbon
Embellishments - Ribbon Rose, Rhinestones - Michaels

Well that is it for this post. Please try to check out the other post for today as well (it's the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas - Love is in the Air Blog Hop)

A Window into Watercolor

Hi Everyone,
Tomorrow I will have 2 posts. I will have my normal Thursday Art Impressions Weekly Challenge post and I will also have a Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Diva's Love is in the Air Blog Hop post. So I hope to see you back here tomorrow to get more inspiration and to possibly win blog hop prizes.

Today is my regular Wednesday Art Impressions post and I decided to do a watercolor project. Since I  picked up a few new dies last week, the one I used on this card seemed to be the perfect die to use for the scene I made.

Here is the watercolor panel I made, the wheelbarrow, from the In My Garden set.

After I finished this A-2 panel I decided to use a Window die to highlight the scene from the window. I also used a Sizzix embossing folder to give the card front that brick look.

Here is a peak inside the card to see the scene

And finally if you flip the scene page you have an area to write a note or stamp a verse.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Wheelbarrow from In My Garden 3545, AA1283, AA3017, AA3384, AA1368, A1371, AA1370,C3493,
Marvy Pads and Markers - Jungle Green, Brown, Silver Gray, Violet, Salvia Blue, Rose Marie
Die - Poppystamps - Grand Madison Window
India Ink Black - Used to stamp the Wheelbarrow

I really like the watercolor series of stamps that Art Impressions offers. Click here to check them all out.

Thanks for stopping in today, hope to see you soon.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pure Delight

Hi Everyone,
I am so amazed its mid January already.It's really cold here in N.KY., and we've been spoiled by a warmer that usual winter, so far. I just received my new punches from Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this punch I've used on this card today!! 

I've used punch 910 Vinca to make a border on the bottom of the card. And I love the way this punch seems to compliment the stamp I've used on this card.This stamp reminds me of summer, so I hope it will warm me up.

The bow was made using the E-Z BowZ Maker. Easy to use to make spectacular bows of various sizes.Try it and you will love it.
Supplies used
Punch - Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions - punch 910-Vinca
Stamps- Sparkle N Sprinkle -Hummingbird Party set 452S
Inks - Distrss Ink - Festive Berries, India Ink Black
Copic Markers - G21, RV14, Y17
Spica Pens (by Copic)- Buttermilk,Baby Blue, Olive, Mint
Cardstock- Designer Paper, Pink Shimmer CS, Cream CS
Embossing Folder
Frame - Spellbinders Classic Frame S5-012
4-in-1 punch #910
E-Z-BowZ Bow Maker

Have a great week

Saturday, January 14, 2012

EXTRA, EXTRA, Read all about it!!!!

Hi Everyone,

I have some exciting news to share with you all.

You may or may not know this, but, Unity has been in the process of making changes to their website to give YOU the flexibility of ordering {ippity} stamps right off their website. So these changes are in place now AND  I am really glad to let you know that you can now order Unity stamps and {ippity} stamps on the same order!!! ONE STOP SHOPPING!!!

When you place your order, it will ship directly from Unity. To make ordering easy when you are on my ippity blog, I have set it up so that if you click on my picture (above the post section) on , you will be directed to the Unity site right into the order section and you should see a message that says you selected Barbara Bruder as your ippity chick. If that doesn't happen you should be on the chicks screen so just scroll down and find my picture then click the choose button under my pic and name and you will be linked up to me for ordering capability.By choosing me, I will get credit for your sale. I know, you are wondering about the cool freebies that I used to send with my orders. Well, I plan on still sending you freebies, however, these little goodies will come directly from me so they will come separate from your order.

OK, if you go over to the Unity site on your own then what do you do??? Well on the Unity site, in the left hand column, there is a link that says... ippity - ORDER on the Unity website. Clicking on that link, takes you over to a screen where all the ippity chicks pictures are. Find your chick (ME), click on the word chose and  now you are able to buy stamps and the chick you've chosen, will get credit for the sale.

Now here is more exciting news!!!

This weekend is Angie's 39th birthday ...... and she is celebrating by giving you a 39% discount on ALL stamps that you order this weekend. So that's 39% off Unity and {ippity} stamps. I'm telling you, that is a super deal!!! Just remember to use the code ang39 in the discount code section on the order page to receive the discount!!!

Well what do you think??? I think it's a win-win for you and me.

Leave a comment on and you will get a chance to get in the drawing that will take place Monday.

In celebration of being able to combine Unity and ippity on your order here is a card design using a super Unity set.

Let it Snow

This set celebrates winter in all it's elegant, frosty glory.This set contains 20 stamps.WOW!!
It is available on the Unity site and don't forget the 39% discount using the code ang39.

Well, have a great day and hope you find something that catches your eye. If you do let me know, please leave me a comment!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pink Pink and More Pink

Hi Everyone,
Well it's Thursday already and it's time for this weeks  Art Impressions weekly challenge. The theme this week is pink, pink, and more pink. So here is my take on the theme.

Here is Bea, in all her glory, in her winter white dress and her pink shawl and her glorious hat, having tea at a party. Not much coloring on this card. just pink and a few other colors for the flowers on the hat.

Stamps used- E2816 Another Year, Bea Q2787
Copic Markers - RV14, RV21, G21, Y21
Dies used - Cheery Lynn Designs - Nautical Wheeler Doily (for the doily), Spellbinders -  Labels Fourteen S4-290.
Card stock - White CS, Brown CS, Pink CS
Inks - Distressed Ink Gathered Twigs, India Ink Black, Fresco Florentine Rose

Hope you have a great day, it's supposed to snow here this evening. See you soon!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Set at Sparkle N Sprinkle

Hi Everyone
I  have 2 posts today so if you are looking for the Art Impressions post, please scroll down to the next post.

I also wanted to let you know that Sparkle N Sprinkle is introducing  2 new sets today. And I have just finished a card using stamps in set 451 Hummingbirds & Flowers. I love this set and I know you will too.This set contains 9 stamps and I just used 2 of them on my card, today.

Isn't this hibiscus flower beautiful!!! Wait til you see the rest of the stamps in this set and there is also a stampette set that compliments this set. The stampette set has 5 stamps in the set and it is really sweet as well.

I used colored pencils and gamsol to color the flower.Also I used a new embossing powder that looks great with the colors I used on this card.

I also used:
Hibiscus Flower  3576-451G
Smallest Things  2582-451A

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals LG   S4 -111
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three  S5-031
Spellbinders Classic Circle LG S4-114

Well that is it for now.

Ole MacDonnald

Hi Everyone,
Just had to use this stamp since I just received it from Art Impressions. It's is a funny stamp and I love the name, Rhode Island Rockettes. I decided this needed some straw so I used yellow card stock that I had run  thru my paper shredder. Then I used a thin wood veneer paper and I stretched a red mesh onion bag over it, Kinda reminds me of chicken wire.

What a cute group of hens. LOL

Card Stock: White CS, Dark Brown CS, Wood Veneer Paper, Yellow CS (Straw)
Red Mesh Onion Bag
Copic Markers:C-0, YR15, R29
Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

An Invitation

Hi Everyone,
I am inviting you to join me over at my other blog, ippitydoda for a fun week.Beginning Mon. Jan. 9, I am this weeks Growing In Unity gal, so please stop by every day this week (Mon. - Fri.) for some inspiration using Unity Stamp Co. stamps. I have 5 projects lined up using {ippity} stamps and I hope you like what I have in store for you. There are two prizes to be awarded, one prize comes from Unity and the other prize comes from me. So here is the deal. Leave a comment and your name will be added to the hopper. If you comment all 5 days you will have your name in the hopper 5 times, which gives you better chances to win.

I am looking forward to seeing you over at ippitydoda for 5 days of fun and inspiration. see you all there.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone
Have you entered the Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Sketch Challenge yet??? No. Well I just want to remind you that this cool challenge is going on all month every month. So click here to check it out. Time to get your designing hats on and post to your blog or to Splitcoast. What have you got to lose??? Well, you could win a free stamp set. How cool is that!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Not Going to Tell

Hi Everyone
Today is the 1st Art Impressions weekly challenge for 2012 over on their blog and the theme is "anything goes". Don't you just love that theme, that means the door is wide open on your creation. I must be in a red mood because yesterday I posted a red card and today's is too. I used Lucy and Trudy U2779 and they reside in the Golden Oldies section over at Art Impressions in their store. The verse is "chicken" I - 1889.

Front view and inside view


Don't Lucy and Trudy look perfect in red and purple. And check out their furs. These two are just too cute and of course Art Impressions always has a funny verse that fits their oldies images. Spellbinders Labels 14 S4-290 is used with the verse and Spellbinders Grand Labels Four LF190 is behind Lucy and Trudy. I used an embossing folder to further enhance that label. See those flourish borders, they are Valerian Flourish from Memory Box. Love their dies. I picked up 5 new ones yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by today,see you soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

All You Need is Love

Hi Everyone,
Now that the holidays are over it's time to check out something for Valentine's Day. It will be here very soon.

Aren't these little guys cute. They are in the Tiny Tots collections over at Art Impressions. This particular stamp is called Valentot Love T4004.Cute, cute cute. I used Love Background - T2357 on those hearts and added a doily cut from pink card stock.A little glitter in the letters and adding a bow and the card is ready for giving.

Have a great day and stop back tomorrow for the 1st Art Impressions weekly challenge for this new year.

See you soon,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!!!
I am just so amazed it's 2012 already! Can you believe it!!

I have a few housekeeping items to take care of before I get to my post.

First, I announced the winner of the Sparkle N Sprinkle  December Sketch Challenge and it's Katyd. Katy please email me so I can arrange to get your prize out to you. Check out the Sparkle N Sprinkle January Sketch Challenge. It's a monthly challenge so you have all month to enter!!

Next, I participated in the Year in Review Blog Hop and I want to sincerely thank each of you for stopping by to check out the 12 cards I chose to spotlight from the past year.I also said I was awarding 2 prizes to 2 of the persons who commented on my post. So without further ado, the winners are:

Meg - Stamp set winner
Dee in NH - Glitter winner 2  1/2 oz jars - Two different colors

Lastly, I want to welcome 3 new followers who've signed up to follow me.  Thank you!!

OK now it's time to get on with my post for today!!!!

Well, today it was my turn to post over at Just Imagine Crafts/Kreations and I want to share what I created for their post.

The stamps are from Inkadinkado and the reason I chose these stamps is because they are birds. First, I just love birds, but more importantly, these birds reminded me how fast 2011 FLEW by. I bet 2012 will fly by fast too.

Just Imagine Crafts has some amazing punches and the punched border on this card was made using punch 918 curves. It really compliments the birds stamp I used. Swirls and curves.
I've had a few comments on my bows, so, just to let you know, most of my bows are made using my favorite bow maker tool, E-Z BOWZ. That tool is available thru Just Imagine Crafts also.

Well, I think this is going to be an interesting year, but they all are, aren't they?? See you soon.