Monday, March 29, 2010

H{ippity} Blog Hop

Good morning! Thank you for joining me during the Monday H{ippity} Hop. For a list of all the participating blogs check out the {ippity} blog.

Today I used the "Because of you" set from the Fall collection;

Both of my cards are based on sketches from My Sketch World.

The first one is based on this sketch:

Made with all Making Memories's Flutter papers.

My 2nd one is based on this sketch:

Made with Heidi Grace papers.

I created 1 more card using the "What Matters Most" set in the Winter Collection;

This card is based on the color combo challenge at SPCC.

Thank you for joining me today. Have a fabulous and creative day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An unexamined life

is not worth living. - Socrates or Plato

I completed the first challenge in WeScrap's Next iTeam designer contest. The challenge was to create a layout about yourself. It was definitely a challenge. I love how it turned out.

Today I'm
1. happy my kids go to school full days.
2. enjoying being unemployed.
3. addicted to hummus and rice crackers.
4. watching my favorite tv show; Vampire Diaries.
5. decorating Shayne's bedroom.

I encourage you to take on this challenge for yourself. Record the small things that you enjoy or do or feel in a day. Its rewarding in the moment you do it and you'll be thankful in the future. If you do take the time to create a page about you, send it to me and I'll post it on my blog.

I hope your day is filled with creativity and love.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Love

Another Monday another H{ippity} Hop! Today I'm showcasing the "What Matters Most" set.

I only used a fraction of the stamps in todays set. My first inspiration is a card based on a sketch sent to me by Ally at

Photobucket Please ignore the digital line going through the photo - I need a new camera!

I cut out a couple of the butterflies I stamped onto white cardstock to add some dimension to my next card.

And lastly I created this layout for a challenge at Timeless Daydreams. The challenge related to March Madness and the Sweet 16. I needed to use the word sweet, include 16 circles and use a bracket on something other than enclosing words. I love how the flower stamp in the "What Matters Most" set was the perfect touch for my page.
detail pic of the stamp

If you'd like to purchase today's stamp set or another {ippity} stamp set please send me at email at

Thank you so much for stopping by today. To see the complete list of blogs participating in today's H{ippity} Hop click here.

Have an inspired day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A couple more cards & garage sale!!

I have been crazy about cards lately.

The sentiment is an {ippity} stamp from the "Because of you" set in the fall collection. The patterned paper is Bo Bunny. And I cut a square from a box I was about to through away. Then peeled the top layer off to expose the center ridges. I painted it with a white pearl daubber. Can you see that?

I created the next card for the weekly challenge on the {ippity} blog which is also seen on the Splitcoast Stampers Forum. This week's challenge was to only use the color green and neutral colors.
I used {ippity} stamps from the "where you should be" set in the winter collection. Which if you purchase from me this week, you will receive a free 6x6 paper pack. Anyway moving on...

My last card today is for a challenge at Dixie Pieces. The challenge was to use felt on a card.

I do have one more thing to share with you. Well its really only for anyone local to Seattle. Some friends and I are having a Scrapbooking Garage Sale this Saturday. There's going to be some amazing deals! Come check it out if you can.
Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

H{ippity} Hop!!!

Welcome to Monday! and to another H{ippity} Hop!

Here's the cards I made this week:

For this card I was inspired by the Citrus Tree sketch challenge at My Sketch World.

I used the "Where you should be" {ippity} set. Purchase this set this week and get a free 6x6 paper pack.

Check out my {ippity} shop for all the other sets I have available.

Make sure you go to to see all the other blogs participating in today's H{ippity} Hop!

Happy creating!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Friday is here! Though it feels more like Saturday. The kids are home from school and stir crazy. We're going to go to the Skate Deck in a little while to cure their cabin fever but before we do... we have a winner!

So I asked Alexis to pick a number between 1 & 21. She didn't know why so she just looked at me funny and said ... two... I laughed and she laughed and Shayne laughed. We all then went over to the computer and saw that the second comment is
Megan Clark!!!
Who just happens to be my best friend, sisternlaw and auntie to my children. I promise its been a fair contest. So Megan here's your prize...

Make sure you all come by again on Monday for the next H{ippity} Hop... hint hint... I'm sure you'll see something you like.

Happy Friday! {carla}

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's going on?

There's lots going on at WeScrap. Make sure you check it out.

First - there's some great challenges going on all month long. New ones being added every week. For every challenge you complete you get entered in a drawing for a wonderful prize. This month the prize is your pick from the past WeScrap kits! And their kits are really awesome! You must complete atleast 2 challenges to be elligible.
My challenge for this month is to use Stamping on your layout. I've been using stamps to make cards but wanted to challenge myself to use them on a layout. Here's my example.
Can't wait to see what you create!

Second -
WeScrap is in search of a few more designers for their iTeam.
Applications are due MARCH 17!
Here's the details:

March 18th thru April 15th, 2010 we will be holding a WeScrap's Next Designer Contest! We are looking at bringing on 3 new design team members to join our team! You may apply for the WeScrap's Next Designer Contest by submitting the following to: (Apply by March 17th!)

1. Send a Scrapbook/artist resume & biography to with "weScrap DT Call" in the subject line. Include your name, weScrap forum username, email address, contact information and **important** a link to your blog.

2. Please tell us of any scrapbook design teams you are currently on. (You can only be on no more than 2 other manufacturer/kit teams and 2 other challenge/sketch teams while you hold your weScrap iTeam position.)

3. Please include the answers to the following questions:
-Why do you think you would make a great iTeam member?
-What is your best attribute or skill?
-What is the attribute or skill that is a challenge to you?
-Do you feel that you can give inspiration, encouragement & techniques in the forum on a daily basis? How might you achieve this?

More information here.

Lastly and I'm not even sure if I'm supposed to share this with you yet. We're having a crop in April and there's going to be an amazing prize that you won't want to miss the opportunity of winning. Mark your calendars for April 9-11.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thirftstore find

I probably should have taken a before picture. Ofcourse that didn't dawn on me until now as I sit to write about my fun little find. Oh well. I found this box at the St Vincent dePaul thrift shop down the street. It is a card holder. Unfortunately it had see better days. However I knew I could fix it up to be super cute. Especially since I just recieved my prize pack from Imaginisce and it was filled with paper and stickers from the Sweet Cheri collection.
What do you think? Cute? Its perfect for all the cards I'm making with my Ippity Stamps. You know what else is funny... I just saw that Imaginisce is having a giveaway on their blog, they want to see creative storage solutions. I think this qualifies, its a creative storage solution for my cards. Perfect timing.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

{ippity} hippity hop and giveaway!

Welcome to my weekly Monday {ippity} blog post. If you're joining me as part of the {ippity} Hippity Hop... welcome! Every Monday, starting this week, I will be posting cards, layouts or projects that I've created using {ippity} stamps. Each week I will have a different special gift with purchase set available. Lets see what I've got this week;
This week I'm focusing on the "Music of my heart" set.
If you purchase this set from me this week I will include everything you need to make these 4 cards (not including adhesive, stapler or ink). You will even get 4 envelopes for your cards too.




So if you want to purchase this kit please email me at maiclark at hotmail dot com.

Thanks for joining me today! To celebrate the start of this weekly post I will be giving away an {ippity} Black Noir Hybrid Ink pad to one lucky winner. Let me just say I have switched to using these ink pads and I am so impressed. I don't have to worry about not getting enough ink coverage on the stamp and the ink dries fast so it doesn't smear on the page. So far I love them. They're available in my {ippity} store. But here's what you need to do to win one today;
1. Become a follower of my blog. I love new friends!
2. Leave a comment on this post about which {ippity} set is your favorite so far.

On Friday, March 12th, I'll pick a randon winner. Good luck everyone!

Click here to get back to the list of {ippity}hippity hop participants.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Sketch World

A new sketch has been posted at My Sketch World.
It was so easy to use. Check out what I did with it.

See all the other designer's work here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dreaming of VACATION challenge

The monthly challenges are being posted on My Sketch World. There are some really great ones to inspire you. I decided to create a challenge for vacation photos. This time of year I really start thinking about going on a vacation. Currently we're planning a vacation to St George, Utah. I can't stop thinking about how much fun its going to be and all the things we'll do there but the trip is not until July. So I pulled out my vacation photos from last year; Steve and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate my 30th birthday. Here's the layout I created.
Jackpot Baby!
Using Scenic Route and October Afternoon papers.

I challenge you to create a vacation layout. It could be about a past vacation, or future vacation; one you're planning or one you're just dreaming about.

I'd love to see what you come up with. Load it in the MSW gallery and let me know you did.

Have a dreamy day!


Monday, March 1, 2010

BIG announcement!

I found out last night that I am the March/April Guest designer at! I did a little happy dance, my husband looked at me weird and then I screamed "I got it!" I am so excited to work with the wescrap iTeam and their amazing kits. Here's the layout I created for the contest
The challenged was to create a layout that was inspired by this image and incorporated Passion.
If you haven't visited you need to check it out. They have new challenges all month long, a great forum and fabulous inspiration in their gallery.

Their March Kit Late Nights looks fabulous and the designers will have their project in the gallery this week.

My kit is on its way to me, so you'll see my projects soon after I get it.

Oh 1 more thing... wescrap has a blog hop this Saturday, March 6th. Its all about Spring. You'll hop from designer to designer getting an early taste of Spring. You start at the Creative Crafts & Stickers Blog.

Hope to see you at! Happy scrapping!