Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Growing In Unity~Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Growing In Unity! Today I thought I would share a card made with the new Ippity release set, Cuppy Cakes. I paper pieced the cupcake wrapper with some Martha Stewart designer paper and used my Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals to cut the same paper for the background of the cupcake. The rest of the cupcake was colored with copics. The sentiment stamp is from Party Hat Wishes, another new Ippity release.
Both sets are available for purchase on my Ippity blog and orders over $50.00 will receive a FREE Straight From the Heart Set (along with FREE shipping and the usual goodies included with all orders!)

Thanks for visiting today! Make sure to leave a comment today and the rest of the week for your chance to win some goodies from Unity!

xx, nora anne

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday!

Gotta "post & run" today! Made this card with the ippity new release stamps~check 'em out HERE! Be sure to come back tomorrow, I'll be sharing a card each day this week for Growing In Unity. Leave a comment all week for a chance to win a fun prize from Unity! Next stop on the hop is LISA.
Have a great day!
xx, nora anne

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gobble Gobble

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! Ours was great and I even got some great Black Friday deals too! The card I'm sharing today was made with a stamp from my Unity KOM and Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folder. I distressed the cardstock with Ranger Distress Ink a bit after embossing. The image was stamped with a blue chalk ink and I also used the same ink to change the color of the ribbon (it was originally yellow).

Luke and I made these turkeys for his pre-school class, so I thought I would share these as well!

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm going to keep it brief. It's 1:30 am and I just got back from my midnight shopping spree. Tired and stuffed from all the Thanksgiving goodies!
xx, nora anne
p.s. Next stop on the hop is Jen Marie or you can go back to the Unity blog to see the whole list of Friends With Flair!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Challenge-WMSC24

Have you seen this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #24?
I had so much fun with it, that I made 2 cards, instead of 1. I really love these vintage images and how they fit with my Spellbinder dies. I love the clean look you get when you have a die that matches the stamped image. Anyway, thanks for taking a peek at my cards! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Stamps-Waltzingmouse Seasons Of Love-Tags, Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Christmas
Ink-Unity Hybrid Ink, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper-Amuse Cardstock, K&Co
Other-Velvet Trim, Stickles, Martha Stewart Glitter Glue

Stamps-Waltzingmouse Seasons Of Love-Tags, Ink-Unity Hybrid Ink, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper-Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Basic Grey Jovial
Other-Nestabilities Pinking Circles, Making Memories Lace Trim, Webster's Pages, Scalloped Sparklers
xx, nora anne

Silhouette Giveaway!!!!!

WOW! I have been DROOLING over the Silhouette machine for well over a year now and just entered THIS giveaway to try to win one!!!!
Go check it out!

Good luck if you enter and WISH ME LUCK ;)

xx, nora anne

Monday, November 22, 2010

How YOU Doin?

I cut this cute window frame card out on my cricut, then stamped the overlying frame with Gurnsey Gingham using Ranger Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The cute sheer ruffly ribbon is actually from a jewelry making kit that I got on clearance at Michaels', so it's supposed to be part of a necklace. I covered that with a row of Amuse twinkles in green. The sentiment panel was cut from a Nestabilities label die and then stamped with the word "enjoy" from the new release set "How YOU Doin" *hence my title*.
Have a Happy Monday!
xx, nora anne

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snowman Thinking of You

I picked up this cute Great Impressions snowman stamp last week while visiting Pat and Lee at One Little Spark. I thought he was just so adorable and couldn't wait to get him inky.
I paper pieced his hat with one of the patterns from my Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 6x6 mini deck and colored the pine on his twigs with a green Copic marker (also from One Little Spark). I added some silver Martha Stewart glitter, I liked the look of silver with this card rather than a clear or white glitter for some reason.
I cut him out with an oval nestability and then a scalloped oval in black bazzill to frame him. The cute black scalloped border is from My Favorite Things, I am really loving their Die-namics, have a long wishlist there-haha! The scrappy wishlist never has an end, does it?!
For my triple loop bow, I followed THIS tutorial that I stumbled upon on SCS and finished it off with some punched snowflakes and a pretty pearl brad by Recollections.

This is one of my favorite cards in a long time, this Cosmo paper is going to get A LOT of use from me, just LOVE it!

Oh, and how can I forget, the "thinking of you" sentiment is from the new Ippity release set "How YOU Doin". Click HERE if you'd like to check it out along with all the other adorable new releases!

Happy Sunday! xx, nora anne

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday! I hate the feeling of getting sick right before the weekend, but I think it's happening - blah! I guess it was inevitable since my little guy was sick last week and I could only fight it off for so long.
I just hope I'm not too sick to play with all of my new stamps! Have you seen the new Ippity release?! I have been creating with these all week and having so much fun! I'll be sharing more next week. For today, I thought I would give my Ippity stamps a break and use my Unity November Kit of the Month. So many great images in this kit ~ I can't wait to get them all inky! I followed the Mojo Monday sketch for my card.
Well, before you move on to the next stop, the talented Angie, check out my Ippity blog and see how you can get a FREE ippity past release, Straight From the Heart!
Enjoy your weekend!
xx. nora anne

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Time!

The moment YOU'VE been waiting for!
The Fall 2010 {Ippity} release blog hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to share two cards with you today that I made with the new release stamps. The first one is a girly birthday card made with "Party Hat Wishes", a SUPER cute birthday set that is a MUST have!

The second card I am sharing is made with the very unique and totally cute "Farm Fresh" that is great for all you country girls and boys out there!

All 8 sets as well as the Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Deck Circa 1934 are available for purchase HERE and NOW! Some sets are in stock and others are on order and will be sent upon receipt from Ippity.

QUESTIONS?! Email me at

BEST OF ALL! Orders over $50 for TODAY only will receive a FREE Straight From the Heart set (while supplies last), perfect for the upcoming Valentine season :) And as always FREE shipping on U.S. orders and a pack of goodies included with every order!

Visit the Ippity blog for the full list of Hip Hoppers today! Or if you've come from Kelly's blog, then the next stop is Noelle with some wonderful Ippity inspiration :)
I appreciate you stopping by today and your comments are always appreciated!
Hugs, nora anne

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Releases Revealed!

Only 2 more days until the new sets are available for purchase! Have you seen the kits that have been revealed on the Ippity blog this week?! I just LOVE THEM ALL! So many possibilities and the Design Team has been creating some FABULOUS projects all week and posting on their blogs!

Another super exciting announcement - we will no longer be selling 12 x 12 paper packs, but 6x6 MINI DECKS! and the first one is Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934! This paper is just GORGEOUS! and will be available HERE starting Thursday while supplies last!

Can't wait to share my new Ippity projects with you on Thursday's Hip Hop! See you then!
xx, nora anne

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Excitement Is Building!

Only 3 more days until the new Ippity Fall 2010 release! The first two sets were revealed yesterday on the Ippity blog. Did you see them?! They are FABULOUS! I played with them all weekend and enjoyed every minute of it!
I also made these 2 cards with stamps from the older releases.
1st card:
Stamps-Ippity Season of Joy
Ink-Silver Memento,
Paper- SU Cardstock, Martha Stewart gingham, Black Papertrey Ink
2nd card:
Stamps-Ippity Season of Joy, Ippity Dots for Sure
Ink-Colorbox, Memento
Paper-SU Cardstock
Other-Pearls, Cricut

Now hurry on back to the Ippity blog for the full list of hop participants!

Friday, November 12, 2010

One Of A Kind

I don't know about you but I am looking forward to the weekend! For the usual reasons, but also because starting on Sunday, the Ippity DT will start sharing projects made with the new release scheduled for November 18th! YAY! I can't wait to be inspired by all of their talent.
My card today is a simple one made with a very cool stamp designed by Melody Ross for Unity. Love her~an amazing artist with an incredible story!
Thanks for visiting me today, continue on the hop by clicking HERE to visit Sarah's blog.
Enjoy your weekend!
xx, nora anne

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Waltzingmouse Card

Here is Waltzingmouse Card #2! I really love these stamps and it's so great that she offers free shipping over £50GBP even to the U.S.!

I see more Waltzingmouse stamps in my future!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Merry Christmas

I know, it's only November, but December will be here before we know it! So I have another Christmas card to share today. I just love the "Season Of Joy" set by Ippity and it works perfectly with Nestabilities Labels 13.
I cut the cute little pendants out from Basic Grey 6x6 Wassail pad and layered them over some lace trim.
Well, thanks for stopping by today!
And don't forget, only 11 more days until our next IPPITY RELEASE! YAY!

Friday, November 5, 2010


You know what that means, it's the Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop! I have two cards to share today, one using the cutest owl EVER and another peculiar card I made using one of the Suzi Blu stamps for Unity.

Card 1: DP~K&Co; Stamps~Unity Lollipop Tree You & Me and Owl from past KOM. Other~Unity Hybrid Ink, Copics, Embroidery Floss, Fancy Pants Flower Overlay.

Card 2: DP~K&Co; Stamp~Suzi Blu for Unity; Ink~Unity Hybrid; Other~Tulle, Trim, Prima Bling, Doily, Acrylic Paint, Gesso, Stickles, Copics

Happy Friday! Next stop on the Hop is the lovely Rachel (unless her baby decides to come today! in which case you can check the Unity blog for the next in line!

xx, nora anne

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Have you seen the peeks????

Enough said!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sugar Hangover

Have YOU ever had a sugar hangover?! November 1st and I find myself up at 4:30 in the morning making my card for the hop. The time got away from me this weekend, I guess I was too busy eating candy bars and trick or treating!
I guess insomnia is not a bad thing when you have some cardmaking to do!
I felt I needed a little something extra when I finished my card, so I decided to add the white dots at the end~bad idea! I couldn't find my white pen, so decided to try the new Inkssentials Enamel Accents. Added a little something to my "blah" card. But as I got up to grab my camera, I sent a gust of air towards my propped up card and it fell over smearing my dots. I did the best I could to fix it, but at this time of the morning I was not about to re-do it, so here you have it, my completed card~smeared dots and all!
Enjoy the H{ippity} Hop this morning. Here's a full list of participants!
xx, nora anne