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Monday, October 25, 2010

A Pink {ippity} Hop!

Good Morning everyone!

Have you enjoyed all the awesome inspiration and creativity so far?
By now you know that the challenge for us this week was to create something with pink in recognition of Breast cancer Awareness month.

I used the {ippity} set: "The Simple Things" for my card. The sentiment "While I breath,I hope" I thought had special meaning for anyone or any family member of someone battling the fight against breast cancer, cancer or any terminal illness.

 I have used Ginak luxury white card stock for the images and stamped them with versacolor ink then embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut out the images then layered the flower heads and used pop dots in between for dimension.
 The DP is from daisyd's. The pink and brown card stock is prismatic that I purchased from Cat's Craft Cupboard. I used the Long rectangle Nestabilities for the matting around the dp and the sentiment.
Some ribbon from my stash, and rhinestones from Creative Charms. My Bow I made with the bow easy which can be purchased here:i{heart}papers, or here: Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope you like it!
Thank you for stopping by!

Don't forget if you need any of the stamp sets that you have seen used today along the hop, and you don't already have an {ippity} chick, I would be more than happy to help you!
 If you order thru me you will receive a Free 6x6 or 4x4 ( your choice of size) paper pack with your order, a flat rate shipping fee of 3$ for your entire order! And usually a few other goodies! ;)
Remember the Holidays are coming! Get a head start on your Holiday shopping! Why wait for "Black Friday"! ;)

Have a great week,
Blessings and Hugs,


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gift Card Challenge from i{heart}papers!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

I had wanted to post this yesterday, but needed to put some finishing touches on and didn't get it done!
Where does time go each day!? ;)

Anyway, I think I may still do one more thing to this but let me show you first what I have done!
The challenge was from Deb Felts, one of the DT members for i{heart}papers and the DT Challenge Coordinator....make a gift card holder.
I did a gift card holder for a recipe card that I want to send to my girlfriend. (still have to download it from the Today show! tehe)

The stamps I used are Unity stamp Company: Kitchen Logic.
Paper is October Afternoon:Root Cellar
and the CS is Rocket Red from GinaK
I used 2 pieces of the cs since this is for a 4x6 recipe card.
I think I may still add a notepad to the left hand side of this for notes on the recipes or shopping list.
 The "window" on the oven door is covered with glossy accents to give it a more "glass" like appearance. The images are colored with copics.I used small magnets under the stamped images that are mounted on label 1 nestibilities, so that it will stay closed and she can keep the cards in this holder.
 The magnet is under the apron on this side, and......
under the DP on this side! Now my DH who is not into crafty, but has good ideas sometimes (tehe),
suggested that I attach the band on the back so that it would stay on the folder and not get lost or messed up! I thought that was a very good idea, and I hadn't thought of it! Geesh! I should have! ;)
Well I hope you like it!

Thank you for stopping by and for all the kind comments that you leave!
You are all the Best!! And brighten my day!!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

i{heart}papers is 2 Years Old!

Good Morning Everyone!

Today I have a sketch challenge from i{heart} papers! She is 2 years old and having a party!! You can check out all the details here i{heart} papers. I've linked you to the sketch challenge, but be sure you check out the previous post for the scavenger hunt where you can get a 20% off code! And there are goody bags if you place an order by today! Yeah!!

Okay so here is my card: I used the couple from the Greeting Farm, and the sentiment is from the Unity Stamp Co. Sept. 09 KOM. 

The DP is from Making Memories that I got from  Kate the first year that she was open!, the black cs is from the Paper Temptress and it has a linen weave to it. I ran it through the sizzix with an embossing folder.
 The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I added some tulle and leaves that I used a punch from EK success. The images are colored in with copics, and I used a white glaze pen on her dress to give it extra shine and dimension as well as a clear star glitter pen. I did add some of the glaze to his shirt collar as well. Black rhinestones in the upper corner and also on his tuxedo jacket.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blessings and Hugs,


Monday, October 18, 2010

It is Monday again! And it is a {ippity} Blog Hop!!

Good Monday Everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend! Did you get the Unity WCMD challenges all done?
I tried,but came up a few short...darn!....the free KOM for a year would have been really nice to win.
But I am keeping my fingers crossed for the itty bitty drawings!!

Okay, on to the hop! I have a sticky notepad to share with you today that I covered.
The challenge this week was a color challenge: Kraft,Orange and Black.

 I have used the stamp sets You Deserve and the sentiment is from Now and Always.
 I stamped the flower from the set several times on different orange card stock. I used prismatic and dp from lasting impressions. The ink used was Memento tuxedo black with clear embossing powder used.
I used the small magnets from Basic Gray for the closure, hidden in the inside flap on top and bottom.
 This is the back of the pad. The orange ribbon loops I placed in between some very stiff card board that I placed under the pad before I covered it to give a little more support while writing on the note pad. The loops will serve as a holder for the pen,as you can see.
 This is the back and the lower part of the cover.( photo above)
The sentiment I thought was good for a notepad! ;)

Enjoy the rest of the Hop!
I will be back tomorrow since I some cards to share from all the of Unity challenges last week!
They were a lot of fun, and I learned a few things about myself in the process!

If you need any {ippity} sets please let me know if I can help. I have a 30% off sale going on,free designer paper pack (4x4 or 6x6 your choice of size) and a flat rate of 3$ for shipping. ( For total order, not per item! :)  )

Thank you for stopping by, your visits mean so much to me!

Blessings and Hugs,


Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy {ippity} Hip Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Hope you had a great weekend with lots of crafty time!

Today we had the challenge O.C.T.....Old, Crinkled and Twine.

So I found this DP that I have had for over a year, I crinkled the maple leaves on the outside of shaker card, and the twine was used for the bow on the tag!

 This card is also a Shaker card for the Unity WCMD Challenge02 posted by Lesley Langdon on the Unity forum of SCS. You still have until the 16th to enter you cards and projects!
I made the leaves (which I have used on other projects) from glossy card stock, alcohol inks and paper punches. The pouch for the shaker card is one that I purchased from impression obsession. However there is a very easy tutorial on how to make these over on Splitcoaststampers, no purchased pouch needed!
The {ippity} Stamp sets that I used for this card are "Simply Home" and the sentiment is from the "Fall for you" stamp set.
Please visit my {ippity} sales page if you are interested in either of these sets, or any of the sets in the {ippity} line. I am continuing my 10% off on the current release and 30% off of all previous releases. PLUS a FREE 4x4 or 6x6 paper pack with each order. Shipping is a flat fee of 3$.
Quite a DEAL!! :)

Have a great week, and enjoy the rest of the {ippity} goodness along the Hop!

Blessings and Hugs,


Friday, October 8, 2010

FWF Friday! Welcome!

Hi Everyone, and Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Today I have a card to share that is for 2 challenges from Unity!
The first is the  FWF challenge 45, and the second is Stephanie's challenge for World Card Making use a tag on your card or project.

The set I used is Unity's "Embellished Season", and I divided the image into rectangles.The inspiration piece had the image divided into squares. The images are stamped onto pure luxury by GinaK, cut out and then mounted onto card stock from DCW,then a layer of black from GinaK, then onto red metallic from the Paper Temptress, and finally onto the card base.

 I used ribbon that I found a Micheal's last year after Christmas. The Holly leaves and berries are from Stampendious, and there are also some red rhinestones from Hero Arts. The green Metallic ribbon was from i{heart}papers. (I think that might have been a Freebie!! Thanks Kate!)
I used a punch for the label, some Holly and rhinestones.

I hope you like it!
Thank you for stopping by and for all the kind comments that you all leave! They really do make my day!
Have a great Friday!
Blessings and Hugs,


Monday, October 4, 2010

{ippity} Blog Hop! It must be Monday!!

Good morning everyone!

Are you enjoying all the eye candy that you have seen so far!
We have very talented people here with {ippity} and Unity! Of course with so many fun images there are so many possibilities for creativity!

 Of course this last weekend was World Card Making Day and there are so many challenges still going on! You need to check out the Challenges for Unity on SCS. You still have time to win some awesome prizes!!

Today's challenge was to use metal on our cards or projects.
I had so many different ideas going thru my head! And they are still on my work table! So you will probably see them coming up in future projects. Do you do that to? Do you have a box with unused images or embellishments that you made and then changed your mind? I hope I am not the only one in that boat! lol
Anyway, I used metal corners on my card from W R Memory Keepers.
 The stamps sets I used were: That's Creepy, and Totally Happy.
I did cut the flourishes off from the pumpkin and altered their placement a little,added some google eyes and drew is the rest of his face. I mean he needed to be able to see the spider coming down from behind him right! ;)
 He looks a little tired in this picture! :)
I stamped the spider on the DP from Cosmo Cricket ( the nutmeg paper pack) and then stamped him again,embossed with clear EP and then used a pop dot under him.
The fence was stamped with Weathered Wood Distress ink from Ranger. All the other ink used was Memento rich cocoa, and the black ink was ranger Adirondack. I hope you like it, I really wanted to do more with the metal because it was a fun challenge! I think I just had too many possibilities!! lol

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a great week,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Heart to Heart card

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!
I just wanted to share another card that I did for the Heart to Heart card drive for the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients!

I am so enjoying doing these cards,and I hope that it brings a smile to the caregivers that receive them.

This also meets one of the Unity Challenges for WCMD. It is a Challenge posted by Karen Maldonado, to make your own flower embellishment.
I used velvet and tulle to make this one.
I guess it would also match Stephanie's challenge as well, to add a tag! :)

I used dp from Upsy Daisy and the card stock is from the paper temptress.
Super simple, but hopefully it will be a nice one for a male caregiver, since I think it is a little more masculine.
The sentiment is from the {ippity} set "Where you Should be".
Thank you for looking.

Enjoy your day!


Friday, October 1, 2010

FWF and Heart to Heart Card drive

Sorry everyone! This was suppose to post this am! I guess I didn't fill in the time correctly! UGH!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my Blog!

I have a card to share with you today for Unity FWF that I used the {ippity} stamp line from Unity!

I did this card for the Heart to Heart card drive that Carolyn (Cammie) King is organizing in memory of her Grandmother. It is to recognize the Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's Disease. To Thank them for the amazing work that they do every day taking care of these patients. You can find out more about it here My Blog by Cammie . There are many companies involved with this drive and Unity is one of them! As well as several of our Unity and {ippity} chicks have donated to this incredible prize worth over 1000$. Other companies involved are GinaK designs, scor-pal, i {heart} papers,Our Craft Lounge,Card maker Magazine, and on and on! And several designers are donating handmade cards for the basket as well. This is all in hopes of getting as many people as possible to send cards. You have until this Saturday evening to post, and then Sunday she will draw a name. However that doesn't mean you couldn't continue to make the cards and send them!

Okay so here is the card that I did!
 I used the {ippity}sets Now and Always ( One of my favorite sets!!), and the sentiment is from Just wanted to Say.
The DP is from MemoryBox and the card stock is prismatic both of which I purchased from Cats Craft Cupboard. The silk ribbon this time was purchased from The Stamp Simply Ribbon store .
I colored the images with copics from i{heart} papers, and the cut every thing out and layered the flower and used baby pink flower soft in the center. The butterflies have Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft
on their bodies and a orange rhinestone for the heads.
I did use the Nestabilities tag dies for the sentiment. Ink was Memento Tuxedo black and clear embossing powder.

Well that is it from me. I hope you can check out the card drive. You could really help to brighten someones day!

Remember if you are interested in any of the stamps I used today they are still on sale for 30% off, plus a free paper bundle, and a 3$ flat rate shipping fee. And of course you can see the rest of the {ippity} line on my sale page, just look for the tab at the top of the page.

Have a great weekend!
Blessings and Hugs,