Monthly Archives: February 2009

EtsyInspired Challenge EICTiff

My EtsyInspired Creation!

Welcome To Iheartart!!!!
You’re probably here for the Etsy Inspired 8 Blog Hop, right???
Well, ya better be 😉
Here’s my challenge to you….
1. Just run a search on for “inspired”.
2. Choose an item that truly inspires you.
3. Make something/anything and post a link the picture right back here on my blog by March 3rd at midnight PST!
4. If you upload your creation to paper craft planet use keyword “EICTiff”.
5. And that’s all she wrote!
6. You can win a $5 credit toward any Odd Bird Planet stamps that ya like!

NOW, to the beautiful samples!

By the ever so talented Shannon:
Made by the head mistress herself, Ashley:
Inspired By:

Here was my inspiration, Boojiboo:

As, you can see the little flag celebrates our 1st ever blog hop!!!!!
The stamps are odd bird planet:
Frosting Only and “Cake time!”.



Hop With The Etsy Inspired 8!!!!!!!!!!!

Join The Etsy Inspired 8 today from 9-???
for our FIRST EVAH
Blog Hop!

Every DT member is hosting a challenge on their blog….
There are prizes to be had for each and every challenge, so check them out!
And, please, please, please
join us all day at our
I, personally, will be giving away some Odd Bird Planet Stamps during my hour!
The catch is…you have to play my games 😉
Here’s the schedule:

9am Tiff
10am Lee
11am Lindsay
12pm Jackie
1pm Sara
2pm Joy
3pm Kerry
4pm Shannon
5pm Heather
6pm Ashley

<———————-The DT links are on the left side of the page!

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge 3

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge
Card #3!

Here’s another card with the same color scheme that I’ve been using the past couple of days! It is krafts and aquamist PTI cardstock, with October Afternoon dsp. The ribbon is May Arts and the stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.’s February KOTM!

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge 2

Caardvarks Kraft Challenge
Card #2!

I LOVE kraft, especially PTI kraft and I think it’s heavenly paired with PTI aqua mist!
This Happy Easter Card features PTI cardstock, Studio Calico dsp (sewn into pleats), Making Memories Chloe’s Closet tiny alpha stickers, and Odd Bird Planet Stamps:
Egg Shell and Bonnie Chicklet Right.

Unity Addicts Challenge-for all the sick folks!

I finally found some downtime to ink up some fresh Unity Rubbah!
This week’s challenge is brought to you by Jess (Jexterra)!
She’s been sick lately and so has everyone else!!!!
So, she challenges all you Unity lovers to make a get well card!
Be sure to post a link to your creation in the Unity SCS forum!

For my card, I used a houndstooth frame from Unity’s February KOTM and a sentiment from August’s KOTM! The background paper is October Afternoon’s Weathervane and the coordinating cardstock is Papertrey Ink’s Aqua Mist and Kraft!

AND, since this has some Kraft goodness in it,
I’m submitting this as my Caardvarks Challenge Card!
To find out more about the challenge, GO HERE!

Ft. Irwin Mardi Gras-Saturday, the 28th!

I’ve been posting very little lately because
all this Mardi Gras prep work has consumed me!!!!
I was asked to be the chairperson for the silent auction and well,
if you know me, I can’t say NO! It’s a great opportunity to raise money for the community of Fort Irwin!!! Here is a large vase that was donated by a Princess House Representative!
I made the centerpiece for it and am quite pleased!!!
Along with this, I’ll be donating a CTMH basket and over 50 handmade cards!!!
Mardi Gras is this Saturday, the 28th at Reggie’s Leader’s Club of Fort Irwin!!!
After Saturday, I can breathe easier…

EtsyInspired #25

EtsyInspired #25

This week’s shop is Angel Food Beautiful Cakes and Cookies.
How about THAT for eye candy!!!!!
There is even a sweet prize to be had….
Just post a link to your EtsyInspired creation on Ashley’s blog!
But first, don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT,
<———————Just check out the blog list to the left! Now, for my creation:

I was inspired by her spring cookies!
I chose a warmer spring pallete
and went with an Odd Bird Planet sentiment, “des fleurs“,
and used the Making Memories, Chloe’s Closet paper and accessories!
You can pick up this sweet line from MM at a Michaels near you!

Claudine Hellmuth :)

Claudine Hellmuth just gave me a shout out on her blog today!!!!
Can you imagine my excitement when I realized I was getting blog traffic from her site?!
AMAZING this world of blogging…
If you are not familiar with this DIVA from Ranger Industries,
you must check out
her blog,
AND her Etsy store!!!!
I own all her poppet stamps (which need to be inked),
some of her paper,
sticky back canvas,
and her studio line of paints (which are to die for)!

She has amazing technique videos and books as well 🙂

-Thank you Claudine for all your inspiration and for your kindness.

My Epiphany with Etsy Inspired #24

This week’s Etsy Shop is
JennyBunny. She creates very fashion forward jewelry that’s just yummy!
This week she is giving away a bracelet valued at $20 to one lucky participant!!!!!!
Just be sure to post a link to your creation on Ashley’s blog HERE
and while you’re there take a peek at the bracelet!
Here’s my fashion forward piece…

I’ve been sitting on this DT assignment for a while now…
I had NO idea what to do with that cute thing of a Pierced Heart!
And then in dawned on me…
I wanted to use all of my favorite products this season…
Odd Bird Planet Stamps
Making Memories vinyl looking Sabrina DP
Thick black thread
The SU big shot die
More Making Memories DP w/ matching buttons and
Claudine Hellmuth’s Stickback canvas!
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out!
eeeeeek! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂
***And because this card has hearts, I’ll be submitting this in the caardvarks challenge***

Kraft goodness

Kraft Cardstock is just yummy…
This particular brand of Kraft from Paper Trey Ink,
looks so soft, almost like suede, but it is sturdy!
The center square is a piece of
Claudine Hellmuth’s Sticky Back Canvas that I’ve been hoarding. I love the texture of this stuff… Can you tell I like texture?!
Anyways, the stamps are Odd Bird Planet:
Kelly’s Gnome Girl with Heart Hat
je taime

The designer paper is cosmo cricket, chemist and the taffy paper is textured from CTMH!
Have a great day 🙂