Friday, October 21, 2011

Love that is needed...

Life throws curve balls at us all the time. Mine was thrown at me on October 8th. My sweet Joey went to be with Jesus. Joey was a very special boy that showed love like no one could ever do. Joey always saw the good in everything. I will miss him dearly but will wait for my time to be with him again. 

 Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about. 
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Ike's Wee Wee, 1998

 Till we meet again...I love you Baby Boy!

With everything that has happen in the last two weeks, it just shows how important family and friends are. How appropriate to use time for...friends & wine for some family love for this card.

Using Copic markers, I colored each of the girls hair and skin and simply colored the heart on each girl. I wanted the heart to stand out and be the focus of each girl.

 Copic markers used: E07 - Light Mahogany; E30 - Bisque; E49 - Dark Bark; E57 - Light Walnut; 
RV06 - Cerise; and Y21 - Buttercup Yellow
Thank you for taking a look

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chick Challenge Blog Hop Winner

The winner of the beautiful stamp set: ALL things are POSSIBLE goes to the following commenter/follower:
Jen said...Gorgeous card! I love the mix of papers. Now following!!
Jen Jmueller409 at yahoo dot com
Jen - please email me with your shipping information to
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and for now following!

Don't forget there is a Chick Challenge going on right now. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thanks and Gratitude - {ippity} Release day!

It is October 5th and that means it is {ippity} Release day! 

First up is Thanks for all Things. As soon as I saw this set, I feel in love with the tree. You will see my card below and see how much fun I had with it.

Next is time for...friends & wine. What a great set for girls night card, best friends card or a sister card. I love the sayings that are in this set too.

On to the card...Whenever I see the new stamp sets, I start looking for the perfect paper to showcase the set. The new fall collection for WeR was an easy pick for this stamp set. The tree style was so similar - when I saw the paper in the store, I almost screamed with glee out loud. So I just grinned and bought my find. Hopefully, you enjoy it as much as I had making it.

Detail shot of the tree. I colored the leaves with Copic markers to coordinate with the paper. To add a level of depth to the tree, I used YR30 to add a slight shading to the tree to distinguish to tree from the cardstock.

Copic Markers used: BG72 - Ice Ocean; Y26 - Mustard; YG95 - Pale Olive; YR18 - Sanguine; and 
YR30 - Macadamia Nut
Remember, there is always free shipping on all orders. And all orders receive a grab bag stamp and a handmade card added to the order. So have fun shopping for {ippity} stamps.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Chick Challenges Blog Hop Day 3

 Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}!  Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!

Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.  Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects.  We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets.  To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!

To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (; 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is.  (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.

Here is the hop order for Day 3:

Kimberly Cook YOU ARE HERE

 To pick a favorite {ippity} stamp set was extremely difficult because I love them all. However, for this blog hop, I picked ALL things are POSSIBLE. I believe this stamp set has no boundaries. I chose to create my card focusing on the ribbon being pink. Pink, we all know, is the awareness ribbon color for breast cancer. 

Here is a link to a website that I found that list out all of the Awareness Ribbon Colors. When I was reading over the list, I was surprised to see that Celiac Disease had a ribbon color since I always see the butterfly representing the disease. For more information about Celiac Disease, go to

Here is my creation using ALL things are POSSIBLE:

Detail shots

Copic markers used: R81 - Rose Pink; Y21 - Buttercup Yellow; and  
YR30 - Macadamia Nut
I will be giving away some blog candy on October 6th, you must be a "follower" of my blog and leave a comment on this post. For extra chances, you can post comments on any other post this week too thru the 6th, but remember to comment on this post for sure. To one random follower/commenter, I will be giving away the beautiful set that I used to create this card - ALL things are POSSIBLE. Good luck! 

Your next stop on the blog hop

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Page and Card Class/Kit available

Come join the fun! Have fun creating this Halloween page and card along with learning some cool techniques. The class includes all supplies to create the layout and card and you take home the stamp set - That's Creepy. All the fun is only $25. Unable to attend the class but still want to learn, sign up for a class kit. Just choose the proper add to cart buttons when signing up. Space is limited - so sign up 


Kit (Some supplies may vary from what is shown)