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Monday, April 18, 2011

It is another {ippity} Monday Hip Hop!! (And a SALE!)

Hi Everyone!
(Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post for my Tax Day Relief Sale! ;) )

 Today is another {ippity} Hip Hop and this week the challenge added to our month long challenges was a color inspiration. The colors were ivory,taupe,a blue turquoise and a deep red.
I created a CAS Birthday card.

I used the {ippity} set "Regal Greetings" for the Chandelier,and the sentiment is from "Just wanted to Say". For the main image I stamped it twice onto Gina K pure luxury ivory card stock and embossed it 3 times in clear embossing powder to give it a glossy texture. Then I cut out one of the images and used thin adhesive squares from Zva to pop it up just a little for dimension. The red tear drop crystals and the square crystals in the corners were actually clear,but I colored them with a deep red copic marker!

I cut the main image out using the new Fleur de lis rectangle die from nestabilities and then matted that onto a turquoise blue card stock (also from GinaK) that had been cut out with a rectangle nestabilitie.
I used 2 colors of ribbon taupe and a deep red,and then the sentiment is stamped with pumice stone from ranger distress inks which is a kind of a taupe color,and then I did use clear embossing powder as well to help it to stand out a little better. :)
The main image is also elevated just slightly using the thin foam squares from Zva for dimension as well.

I hope that you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Remember today is the last day to mail those taxes in!!

You know I think I will run a little  sale today,because it is tax day,and some of us could use a break right about now!! ;)
So how about a 15% off the regular price of all stamps including the singles!
Also if you are one of my customers that is close to the 150$ mark to qualify for my Customer Appreciation program, or you spend 150$ today ( after the 15% off and before shipping ) then I will qualify you with this order and you can deduct and extra 5% from your order! So you would receive a total of 20% off!! Now that is a break! Right!? :D
Please see my {ippity} sale page for all of the kits and singles that are available!

See you soon!
Blessings and Hugs,

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Fashion Forward Challenge!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope your week is going well so far! Are you starting to  make weekend plans yet!? That usually helps to get through the rest of the week,doesn't it?? ;)
 Today I have a card that I did for this months Unity Challenge which was Fashion Forward.
So I did a Birthday card using the set "Undeniably You" from  Unity Stamp Co.
I used card stock from GinaK,black and Ivory. The black base was run through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder. On the Ivory I did use some Memento Angel Pink for softness around the image. I used Unity's Palette Noir for the main image and the sentiment,as well as some clear embossing powder. The ink can be purchased through {ippity} so if you are interested just let me know! I really like this hybrid ink, and it seems to work fine with my copics and perfectly with embossing!

I used Cosmo Cricket Delovely for the dp behind the image,and Making Memories for the skirt of the dress which I paper pieced, along with copic glitter pens to color in the bodice and the ruffle of the dress. The crystal flourishes are from Zva,and I cut them apart. The image and the extra layers were cut our using the oval nestabilites and then pop dots to give the layers some dimension.

For the inside of the card, the sentiments are from the sets "Sweet Celebration" and "Happy Everything" from Unity as well as from a set by Hero Arts called "Celebrate all Day".

The sentiments from the 2 sets just seemed to work so well together! I did use a clear star pen on the main 2 sentiments to make them stand out as one verse even though they were from 2 different Unity sets! Love when you combine the sets,it just gives you so many more possibilities. The martini glasses are from Zva as well. I purchased those from Kate at i{heart} papers. As well as the silk ribbon and the flourishes!

I hope that you like it!
Thank you for stopping by today, I truly appreciate it!
Your kind comments are so sweet and always lift my spirits!

May you be Blessed in all you do!


Monday, April 11, 2011

It is a {ippity} Hip Hop Monday!

Hi Everyone!

Well this is the first week of our {ippity} challenges for the month of April,and we start out with a sketch challenge!
I am sure that if you started out at the beginning that you have already seen the sketch so I will get right to the pictures of my card!

 For this Birthday Card I used the sets Now and Always and the sentiment is from Just wanted to say!
The ink I used this time is the Hybrid Palette Umber and Noir that is made for {ippity}! Which I do have in stock. The flower vines I did use Tim Holtz distress ink in shabby shutters.
I did cut the flower out 3 times for dimension and a little distressing. For the scallops along the edges which is part of the sketch,I used Spellbinders Eyelets Border.
 The design papers are from Making Memories,card stock is GinaK and Paper Temptress.
The silk ribbon is from i{heart} papers!
The sentiment is from Unity and at the moment I can't remember which kit this is from! (sorry!)

Well I hope you like it!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am always so thrilled when you do! You have no idea!! :)

Have a wonderful week!
I am going to try to be back tomorrow or wed. with another card for the Unity April Challenge which is fashion! I think you still have until the 14th to enter!

Blessings and Hugs,