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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Chick Challenges Sketch

I made this card for the Chick Challenges {with ippity} sketch...I almost forgot to post it, and today is the last day.
I used my {ippity} sets: That's Creepy and Regal Greetings

Here's the sketch for Challenge #3 that Patricia Cousins asked us to use:
Don't forget to join in on the new challenge tomorrow...and don't forget to use ONLY {ippity} stamps!

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, October 21, 2011

November 5th {ippity} sneaks...taking pre-orders!


Unity is showing these sneaks, so that means I can show them too!
I will have some all ready to ship on November 5th 
...taking 'pre-orders' now! 
Just email me at jenstampin4u at aol dot com!

Pain & Pride $5.40 (MSRP $6.00)
Total of 4 stamps in this set, these are 2 sneaks!


Warm Wishes $16.20 (MSRP $18.00)
Total of 7 stamps in this set, these are 4 sneaks!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tags for Flashback Friday~

You all know Amy @ Flashback Friday right?

Flashback Friday Challenges

Her guest is Pam @ Crazy Stamper and her fun challenge is to re-post your 'first' tag...isn't this fun?!!!

There is a fabby prize to be won, and
Flashback Friday 16.0 runs through October 28th @ 11:59 Pacific.
You still have time to join in, so go search for your first tag!

So I went searching, searching, and searching...and I'm sure I have tags that are older than this one, but I can't find any pictures.  
This is that oldest tag picture that I can find.
It's from Apriil 1, 2009, and you can peek at my original post HERE

I made this tag for an SCS swap to use only Stampin' Up products. I used the Big Shot for cutting and embossing. I wanted it to be two layers, so I placed the embossed vellum on top of the flower stamped Very Vanilla textured cardstock (flowers show through the vellum). I needed a little dimension, so I popped up the butterfly.
p.s. cutting the bottom 'grass' was before the Martha  Stewart 3 blade scissors! LOL

Recipe: All materials are from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: SU Flight of the Butterfly
C/S: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Vellum C/S, Whisper White, Certainly CeleryInks: Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Only OrangeAccessories: Big Shot, Bigz Top Note Die, Texturz Plate Backgrounds I-Eyelet, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Flower Fusion, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brad

Thanks for the fun challenge Amy and Pam!
Hope everyone's day is as happy as happy gets!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


....of challenges!
But make sure you 'dream' of two challenge sites! *smile*

Have you been to All Things Unity?

Here is a card I made with these two challenge sites in mind and I used my stamp set
I stamped the flowers on the left side in two different inks to create my own pattern paper and stamped them on the blue c/s with Versamark.  Then I spritzed the right side with Glimmer Mist, added some twine and doubled up the two buttons. Oh BTW, I didn't have an oval, so I used my Memento ink pad and traced around the shape to get this one! LOL!

At the All Things Unity challenge blog, the theme is BINGO.  I chose the first row down on the bingo card, which consists of spritzing, twine, buttons, and shapes!
ATU has challenges every couple of weeks, and you've got to join in on the fun!  

At the Chick Challenges {with ippity} blog, this is the sketch for this week:
Chick Challenges with {ippity}
CC has challenges EVERY week and if you have been wanting to ink up your {ippity}, then this is the place to go have some fun!

So what's keeping you from having some fun?
Join in the challenges...what do you have to lose?
Or, should I say 'what do you have to gain'....

Sweet dreams!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winner and Wordle

Thank you everyone for leaving your comments and your 'word' that describes your year so far! We are just short of 2 1/2 months till the end of the year, and I send wishes of happiness filled with smiles to all of you!

For fun, here's a compilation of all the words:
I haven't used this in such a long time...
if you would like to try to make your own word cloud
go to Wordle (click on the name).

Out of all the comments, I had my son pick a random number...


the winner of {ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe is:

 "Angie said...
Wow!!! Your Mini cards are so BEAUTIFUL!!! Seriously cute!!!
My one word that describes my year: Creative!!!"

Please send me an email with your contact information and I will get this set shipped right out to you!
jenstampin4u at aol dot com
Thank you again everyone...have an {ippity} kind of day!

Friday, October 14, 2011

It's {ippity} Christmas in October?

Update:  Blog Candy now Closed!
Winner announced tonight on 10/17!

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.  

If you are coming from Crystal's Craft Corner you’re on the right track. 
If you want to start from the beginning go to Heather's Blog.  
I also have a list of the participating blogs at the end of this post. 

We've got tremendous talent from all the {ippity} chicks on this hop!  Make sure you visit all their blogs, as you will find treats along the way that you may not want to miss out on!

So guess what I'm doing? 

 I am going to give away an {ippity} stamp set

to one lucky person who leaves a comment!  

But I ask for one thing in your comment...

"please tell me the one word that describes your year so far!"

I created some mini cards that I will put on gifts this year, and I used my 
{ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe set. I felt like some doodling and kept them simple:

This picture is the front of my mini cards.

And here is a picture of the inside of my mini cards.

Your next stop on this hop is 

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me!
Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win 
{ippity} Kissmas & Mistletoe!
** If you would like purchase some {ippity} from me, I am offering FREE Shipping (U.S. and Canada only) for the entire month of October, and I always send along some extra special goodies!
Please visit my {ippity} store HERE. **

Happy hopping!

List of all blogs to hop:


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{ippity} + challenges = awesome!

You want challenges???
This is the time to get out your {ippity} ladies and stamp, stamp, stamp! me to think outside of the box,
...get me inspired,
...get me to try a new technique,
...get me to use something from my crafty stash,
...get me to use my {ippity} stamps!

Unity Stamp Company The Unity {ippity} blog (click on name) has a new challenge: to participate in a "Hope you Can Cling To" challenge (HYCCT), while using your {ippity} stamps. 

The HYCCT challenges can be found over 
at Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) (click on the name)
SCS is having challenges daily throughout the month of October. 
You will find a "Master Challenge" thread that lists all the challenges...join in!

Here's my card that I made for the first HYCCT challenge: "pink critters"...hence, my pink cow from the 

Okay, so have you ever gotten challenges mixed up?  Well, somehow I used the sketch for the Unity KOTM challenge...heehee, so I guess my {ippity} is not part of the KOTM!  But, hey, see what I mean about trying something new?
I will be sharing another creation tomorrow...
on Unity Friends with Flair Friday (loooove this)...
and it's created from...
Chicks Challenges {with ippity}...
the NEW sketch challenge started today!
Chick Challenges with {ippity}
Click on the badge to take you to the challenge!

Thank you so much for coming by today!
Remember to 
Live, Laugh, Love!

Want some {ippity} for yourself at the lowest price we can offer?
Click HERE to go to my {ippity} page today!
I always send extra goodies and I'm extending my 
'free shipping' throughout the month of October for (U.S. and Canada only)!

Monday, October 10, 2011

{chicks} are cool!

The new Chicks Challenges {with ippity} blog has its very first sketch challenge
it's 'linky' day at the Unity {ippity} blog!

Here's my card that I made:
October Afternoon papers; SU Almost Navy  and Summer Sun c/s; Imaginisce i-rock tool and bling; misc suede ribbon 

and here's the sketch:

Sherri is giving away a $20 credit towards her Etsy shop!
You have until Wednesday at midnight to get your entry in!
Go visit the blog by clicking on this badge:
 Chick Challenges with {ippity}


You can also share your {ippity} creation by linking up your post on the Unity {ippity} blog HERE!

If you NEED any {ippity}
I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick!

Please visit my {ippity} sales page HERE and feel free to ask any questions about this stamp line.
All stamps are made by Unity Stamp Co. and have the same quality as the entire line of Unity stamps.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Hope you 'dream' in color!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday~

I looooove Unity's Friends with Flair Friday, don't you?!!!
You can visit their blog: Unity Stamp Co and see the amazing line up of friends who are sharing their creations today!  Did you know that Unity also gives away a prize for hoppers who leave comments and also for a participant in the hop?  Isn't that awesome?

I created a mini tag book to give to a friend who needs to know that her friends are here for her.  I am going to write on the tags themselves and give this to her.  

There were a few challenges in mind that helped me create this:
{ippity} blog challenge 'tie it up', to use twine, ribbon, string on your project;
Wee Memories Challenge 'your fav technique'...mine is paper piecing;
and the Ribbon Carousel 'anything goes' challenge.
I loooove challenges, don't you?!!!

I used my new {ippity} set: "time for...friends and wine",which I looooove!  
This mini kraft bag holds the mini tag book inside and I used
Cosmo Cricket "circa 1934" papers:

 Here are the four mini tags which I added a small binder ring to keep them together.  I tied ribbon, twine and string to the binder ring and used my Imaginisce i-rock tool for the bling: 

 I paper pieced this dress and add some fiber for her belt:

 I paper pieced the shorts and t-shirt:

 I paper pieced the dress and the red heart:

 I paper pieced the skirt and used red ribbon for the ruffle:

 Here are the tags off of the binder ring and the kraft bag:

So do you think my friend will like it? I cut apart the sentiment "friends uplift the soul" so that I could put a word on each tag, in that order.

Here are the challenges that I'm entering this project into:

click on the wording and it will take you to the challenge

click on the badge and it will take you to the challenge

click on the badge and it will take you to the challenge

And of course, if you love {ippity} stamps, you can order them from me!
I am a Unity Endorsed {ippity} chick and would love to be YOUR chick!  
You can visit my {ippity} page by clicking on my badge:
If I don't have a set in stock, I can certainly get one ordered for you right away!  
Just let me know.

Thank you so much for visiting me today!
Have an {ippity} kind of day!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New {ippity} Sketch Challenge #1!

Chick Challenges with {ippity}

YOU have some {ippity} stamps right? 
Well, our new challenge blog is made just for YOU!
Click on the Chick Challenges badge above to take you to the challenge!

Come and play with our new sketch EV.E.R.Y. week! 
Prizes E.V.E.R.Y. week! 

 What? YOU don't have any {ippity}? 
 Well, I have an {ippity} page, just for YOU! 

 Click on my badge to take you there!

I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick! 
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! 
Email: jenstampin4u at aol dot com

I ship same day and I have FREE SHIPPING (U.S. and Canada only) 
through this Saturday, October 8th!

Did you see the latest {ippity} releases?
Scroll down to the previous post or take a look at them on my {ippity} page!
Talk about cute!

Hope you have an {ippity} kind of day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Here are the new {ippity} releases!

TODAY is October 5th...

That means we can show our 
new {ippity} releases...
woohoo, yay!!!

Let's get right to it and here's some good news:
(U.S.A. and Canada only) 
if ordered from me by end of day Saturday, October 8th!

check this set out...
a fun girls set, images are great for coloring:
time for...friends & wine 
only $16.20 (MSRP $18.00)

check this out...
can you say 'Fall and Thanksgiving' projects:
Thanks for all Things 
only $5.40 (MSRP $6.00)

Email me at:
jenstampin4u at aol dot com
with your order! 
I will send you a paypal invoice.

After payment is received, I will ship same day, as long as they are in stock!
(Orders taken in order received.)

You can check out my {ippity} sales page HERE for more sets!

Thanks for looking at these fun new sets!
Have an {ippity} day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

{ippity} sneaks...October 5th!

Did you see the new sneaks available on October 5th????

"edited" to add the actual sets on October 5th!

We can't post the entire image till October 5th, but trust me!!!

I've got them in my hands and they can be shipped on October 5th!  
Email me quick at 
jenstampin4u at aol dot com
to place your order today...they are sooo cute!

Are you following our daily hops on our new Chick Challenges {with ippity} blog?
Join in...lots of fabulous inspiration with {ippity} stamps!
Click on our badge below to take you to the daily line-up!
Chick Challenges with {ippity}

Don't miss out!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to our first official Chick Challenges Blog Hop!

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 1:
Chick Challenges: 
Jenny Johns:  YOU ARE HERE! 


I created this 'creepy' mini album for a friend and she loves dress forms and Halloween. So I decided to put them together!  I did not paste the pictures in here yet, as I don't know that she wants her pictures posted on the internet. Please use your imagination that the mini Halloween pictures look really cute inside!
I love all my {ippity} stamps!
 The Front using:  'That's Creepy'

The next pages inside using: 'Totally Happy', 'That's Creepy' and 'Life is the Journey'


The Back using: 'That's Creepy'

Papers are by KaiserCraft '13th Hour'
Imaginisce i-rock tool and bling

Thank you for coming by today and WELCOME to our new challenges! 
Please enjoy the inspiration from all of the Unity Endorsed {ippity} Chicks!

Your next stop is the fabulous Angie Reece at

If you would like some {ippity} for yourself, you can visit me on 
my {ippity} page HERE.
As always I include some special gifts in your order too!