{8.5.2011} new ippity

New {ippity} Stamps

I just love Ippity by Unity!

And it is so exciting that
EVERY 5th of the month
there is a NEW release!!!

Here is a peek at the uber cute new sets…

Loads of Love

Make your Mark

I can see a lot of valentine’s coming from the Loads of Love set!!!

The CREATE: blog! challenge this week was to make a ribbon flower.  I have never made one like this before.  I am not patient enough for hand sewing, so never attempted one.  Boy am I glad I made myself do it.  I ADORE these flowers.  When you stitch with a machine it creates very tight stitches and thus very tight rouching.  Not really what I wanted.  With hand stitching, you can create nice long stitches which result in a softer flower (as in my card).  This flower actually has 2 layers.  Next time I’ll stop at one, it got really THICK!  ha.

Ippity is ONLY available from an Ippity chick!!!
Same great stamps as Unity, but sold only by these FABULOUS chickadees.
Click the link to find your favorite one.

ALSO

Oh my Crafts! is have a 40% off all Unity SALE!!!
Woo hoo.
Make sure you check them out this weekend!

Make sure you head back to the Unity Friends with Flair post to see all the wonderful projects.

stamps: Loads of Love {Ippity by Unity}
cardstock: white {georgia-pacific}
patterned paper: Be Mine elements {Echo Park}
die cuts & punches: Corner Chomper,
other: rhinestones (Kaisercraft), black ribbon {Offray}

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{8.3.2011}

{Ippity} by Unity

I have this card up on the Unity blog today!

I used the shine, shine, shine and The Best Ippity sets.

Lots of paper piecing going on today!  Whew.  Plus, the stem of the lamp and lamp shade were colored with Copic markers.  I didn’t realize the camera didn’t pick it up, but there are rhinestones on the lamp stem as well.

I LOVE those banners in The Best set.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Did you know Ippity is ONLY available from an Ippity chick?
Ippity has the same great quality stamps as Unity, but sold only by these FABULOUS chickadees.
Click the link to find your favorite one.I found this super cute Follow the Recipe challenge at the Catered Crop blog.  You are given a ‘recipe’ based on an inspiration card and anything goes from that list.  So fun!

Here’s the FTR17 recipe. I highlighted the ‘ingredients I used.

  • Colors – red, white, green, blue, gray, kraft
  • Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists or science subjects
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, scallops
  • Color Mediumsmarkers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
  • Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
  • Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
  • Techniquesfaux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
  • Theme – birthday, just hello/because

stamps: shine, shine, shine, The Best {Ippity}
cardstock: kraft {The Paper Company}
patterned paper: Echo Park
other: black pen, rhinestones, Copic markers

{6.9.2011} hip hoppin’ with {ippity}

Happy Thursday!

We are hip hopping today, so glad you joined in on the fun.  If you didn’t start at the beginning of the hop, you will want to hop on over to the Unity blog.

I feel like I have been away for EVAH!  Ha.  The hubby and I took a trip to Miami, FL to visit his family and friends.  TEN days full of food, Cuban coffee, visiting, FUN, hugs and sleeping in!  Ha.

We had such a wonderful time, but I missed home and my girls.

Plus, I’m so happy to get back into my craft room.  I missed out on all the new {ippity} release fun, so I just had to break out my new set again for today.

Isn’t it adorable?

You can get this or any of the new releases from ANY of the {ippity} chicks.  To find one follow the link below.

I have a ton of thank you cards to send after our trip.  We have the best bunch of friends in Florida.  The kind that will always be there for you even though you may not see them all the time.  We had a wonderful time visiting with them and miss them already.

It is SO true… true friends are priceless.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to stamp the flowers directly onto the card front or to pop them up.  Well, I stamped all my stems before I decided and realized I wouldn’t be able to do any masking at that point.  Oops.  So they are all stamped, cut out and popped up.  Ha.  Just a little glitter glue to the centers help them SPARKLE just right.

Ready to head over to Maren’s blog next?  I can’t wait to see what she is up to this week!

stamps: flowers+friends=priceless {ippity by unity}
ink: peacock, dark red {colorbox}, black {versafine}
other: black pen, glitter glue {joanns}, Copic marker

{5.23.2011}

Spring Fever

I think I have Spring Fever or maybe my mojo does.

I don’t know what it is but my mojo has left the state, maybe even the country.  Ha.  Must be the weather.  The sun is shining, the weather is lovely, it is all just calling me to be outside to enjoy it before the HEAT of the summer arrives.

I was going through some of my cards I made but have yet to post.  I do have a few that I keep in the archives.  For some reason or another they just never make it to the blog, but will eventually.  Like today.  I saw this one and feel like it is for me and my Spring Fever.  I need to get well soon.  Lol.

Did you know we have new Ippity coming???

Yay!

The get well soon comes from the How You Doin’? stamp set.  I love this set.  It has all the perfect little things you always want to say.  Plus the little images are adorable.

I can’t wait for you to see all the fabulous new sets being released on June 5th.  They ROCK!

Click the locator below to find you favorite chick to purchase
these new stamps from.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you see my mojo, would you mind telling her to come home.  I miss her dearly.  Thank you.

🙂

stamps: How you Doin’? {ippity}
patterned paper: Crate Paper
other: white embossing powder, sewing machine, twill ribbon {offray}

{4.25.2011} what, no sentiments?

Oh my!

For the final twist, I’m challenging you to make a card that is blank on the FRONT!  Gasp, I know… NO SENTIMENTS allowed!?!  It is ok, I promise it will be fun.

I love blank cards, I think so much can be said without words, so I hope you are up for the challenge.  You can find all the deets for the Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge {IHHTC4} in the Ippity forum.

Still in that silly mood from Friday… the googly eyes are BACK!  Ha.  I wanted to make a kid friendly birthday card that had the look of a cartoon or doodle.  I used a black pen to create the hand drawn feel.

Say hello to cupcake boy!  Ha.

He goes on lots of crazy birthday adventures.  Haha.

I combined the stamps from Cuppy Cakes and Party Hat Wishes to create this little guy.  The balloons are free handed and cut out from the super cute My Mind’s Eye papers.

 

I’m so excited to see what Lisa’s created this week… hop on over.

stamps: cuppy cakes, party hat wishes {ippity by unity}
patterned paper: Hazel’s papers {my mind’s eye}
die cuts & punches: butterflies {martha stewart}, labels eight {spellbinders}, scallop sentiments border punch {fiskars}
other: white gel pen {uniball}, black pen {prismacolor}, googly eyes, baker’s twine {twinery}

{4.18.2011} Hippity Hoppin’

It’s Monday!!!

And we are hijackin’ this HIPPITY HOP for one fabulous, amazing, beautiful chick…

EVA

because it is HER BIRTHDAY!!!  Oh yeah, it’s HER BIRTHDAY!!!
So make sure you leave her lots of love today!

I used the inspiration photo from this week’s Ippity Hippity Hop Twist Challenge {IHHTC4} to create our birthday girl’s card.  All the deets for the challenge can be found in the Ippity forum.

I’m using the Sweet Thoughts of Spring scallops to create the banner.  The fun Hopscotch papers from Basic Grey were perfect and seemed to match the inspiration photo perfectly.  And it wouldn’t be a birthday card without the PERFECT happy birthday stamp from Party Hat Wishes.

So can you guess why I picked this inspiration photo???

It is full of so many fabulous ideas.  There are accordion flowers, banners, the colors, the springiness… oh so many inspirations.  But the real reason I picked it is for our fabulous EVA.  It is her {virtual} birthday party and that chair is her birthday throne.  I loved the large letters in the photo and wanted to be sure Eva got her initial on her card too.

Happy birthday girlie, I hope it is as special as you are!!!

Let’s keep this party hoppin’…

the fabulous Lisa H. is next!!!!

stamps: Sweet Thoughts of Spring, Party Hat Wishes {ippity by unity}
patterned paper: Hopscotch (basic grey)
die cuts & punches: real estate sign, scallop circle {ek success}
other: white gel pen {uniball}, corner chomper