Thursday, October 25, 2012

HiP hOpPiNg....Unity blog hop and SALE!

I'm first up on this week's hop and I wanted to share a cute card and menu I made awhile back using one of my first Itty Bitty stamps- 'What's Shakin'

I adore these vintage diner style salt and pepper shakers- many fond memories of me twirling them and eavesdropping on conversations between my Grandma and her friends. Oh they had the BEST juicy stories-  probably ones these little ears shouldn't have heard hee hee!

The card I made was just a small square card I put together quickly to include in a gift bag. After I stamped the images I just added a bit of colour to the hearts to match my papers. I did the same on the stamped images on the menu except I also outlined the shakers in pink as they were sprinkling 'love' on the meal that was being served that night. So corny but I loved it. 

And what's a Hip Hop without a great sale!!

To celebrate the Magnuson's second youngest child turning 15 (and getting his beginner's car license) they are giving you a free gift on all orders over $15. Not only that selected items are marked down to 50% off as they second oldest is #50 on his football team. Love that sale idea! Congrats boys!

**Please note that this sale will begin at NOON CST today**

Next up on today's hop is Eryn!!

Cheers! Andrea

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges asks you to make a treat holder!

Jessie is challenging us over at Crazy 4 Challenges to make a sweet treat of some kind. Let your inspiration go where ever it wants! I made this Christmas treat bowl to put out on my hall table when I decorate for the snowy season. I have to give full credit to this cute project to a lady at CHA who had Sarah and I make this awesome make n take. I have to see if I can find out what company it is from and her blog so I can link up to her properly. If anyone knows please leave it in my comment section- I appreciate it! I had this uncompleted since then and this was a great reason to finish it up. 

Thanks for the awesome challenge Jessie and hope you can join us! Click here to go to the C4C blog and see what other yummy goodness the ladies have created.

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, October 12, 2012

Unity and Authentique Hop!

For my project today I used the 'Naughty or Nice' Unity and Authentique co-branded stamp set. I love how they paired a vintage looking santa with the fun tag images. I stamped my santa in versafine red to bring out all the details of the image (click on the pic for a closer view) and only added a bit of glitter to make it pop. I then had fun with the co-ordinating papers and stickers making my quilt style card and matching gift bag. The 'Naughty or Nice' stamp set is on sale right now for only $9.99! 

If you just starting click here to go to the Authentique blog to begin otherwise you should have arrived here from Stephanie's blog. To continue hopping  your next stop is Authentique DT member JJ Sobey's blog. Keep going until you reach the end and leave a comment at all stops to qualify for a variety prize package! We will be giving out one for each day of hopping and winners will be posted on the Unity blog on Saturday. Good luck and I hope you are enjoying all the Unity/Authentique creations!

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges- Halloween Cards!

Happy World Card Making Day!!

A new month means a new hostess over at the C4C blog and Jessie has asked us to make a Halloween card with our fave Halloween image. I love love love pumpkins so that is what I used on my card today. 

I inked up a super sweet mini set from Lawn Fawn called 'So Thankful' and added an older Halloween sentiment stamp I had to spooky it up. I had to scoop up all the Halloween papers by Imaginisce- click here to see the cuteness I am talking about. Yep- needed it all ;P

We would love to have you join us this week. Come on over to the C4C blog to see the full challenge deets and get your spooky on!!

Cheers, Andrea

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New High Hopes Stamps Release! Introducing Penguin Friends..

It is time for the High Hope's Blog Hop to Celebrate the Penguin Friend's release!
The High Hopes Divas have created some fun projects to showcase the stamps that are being released today.
The release includes 12 images, 1 background design, and 10 Sentiments illustrated by Laurie Furnell.
There is candy along the hop. You won't know where, so leave a comment at each stop!

The blog hop will run through Midnight EST Sunday, October 7th with the winners of the candy posted on Monday, October 8th.

I used Penguins Pastime, Stick on the ice sentiment, and the uber cool Winter Wonderland background image

You should have arrived from Lacey's blog. If you haven't, you might want to start at the top at the High Hope's Blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

Since I am the last stop on the hop it is shopping time!!! 

Cheers, Andrea