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Friday, September 30, 2011

Unity September Sketch Challenge

Did you see?  
There is lots of inspiration from all of the Unity 'Friends' today, so make sure you check out the list of hoppers at the Unity Blog!  And don't forget to check out today's special stamp set deal and 33% off sale from Unity!

I used an older Unity Kit of the Month: {Simply Magical} from November of 2009 to create this card:
I decided to use some vellum paper for the top layer with the stamped image...don't you just love that image?!!!

I'm just making this under the wire, as it's the last day of the Unity September Sketch Challenge.  
Here's the sketch:

Thanks for coming by today! I hope your day is filled with 'magical things'!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Carousel of Friends

It's Friday and you know what that means, right? 
It's Friends with Flair Friday at Unity!  
Many talented ladies are hopping today and to find the entire list, go visit the Unity hop HERE. You may want to also take a look at the terrific deal for today!

Also, how about a great challenge to be inspired by...
Ribbon Carousel has a challenge to use 'fabric' on your creation, 
so I'm joining in there too!

I'm still playing with my new {ippity} Gingham Christmas Greetings stamp set that was released earlier this month and I love the plaid trees and sentiment, don't you?  I decorated a tin and I'm debating on what to put on the inside...maybe a small scrapbook, or a gift for someone...what do you think?

I dug through my stash and found a piece of green fabric that is cut out with the SU Bigz Top Note Die (I think I received it in a swap a long time ago).  I made the flower out of my Spellbinders Kaleidoscope die and really wanted to keep it simple.  Of course,I had to add some bling using my Imaginisce i-rock tool (love it!) and that's the bling on the tree. The bling on the flower is from SU.

The bottom of the tin is decorated too, and I think I may wrap some thin ribbon around the sides.  It's a pretty thin tin and I didn't have any thin ribbon that I like, so I'm on a search.

Don't forget to stop by Ribbon Carousel to join in on the fabric challenge, it ends on Monday:
This Week's Challenge
~click on the badge to take you there~

Thanks so much for stopping by today, as I appreciate that you made the time to visit me!

If you need any {ippity}, you can visit my {ippity} page HERE!

Take a peek at our new Chick Challenges {with ippity} blog...
Chick Challenges with {ippity}
fun things happening soon...
October 1st...
become a follower so you don't miss out!

Have a HAPPY weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Last chance to win some {ippity}!

HI there! I just wanted to give 
a shout out to two challenge blogs that I am sponsoring...
time is almost up!

Have you been to Flashback Friday this month?  
Amy has a challenge to 're-post' your first Fall creation...
hurry and ends this Saturday, 9/24!

Flashback Friday Challenges
click on the badge to take you there now!


Have you been to Wee Memories this week?  
Jenny has a challenge for NO pattern paper in your creation...
hurry, and ends tomorrow, Friday, 9/23 at midnight!

click on the badge to take you there now!

I didn't want you to miss out on winning some {ippity}! 
Hope you can make the deadlines 'cause you don't want to miss out!
Thank you so much for supporting my {ippity}!
Yay, {ippity}!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Flashback Friday Fun and Bug Cover~

Do you ever look at some of your past creations?
Have you been to the Flashback Friday Challenge blog?
Amy has such a fun blog, and the challenges are to 're-post' one of your first creations based on a theme that is chosen by her guest.

Go check it out here:
Flashback Friday Challenges


if you looooooooove {ippity}, I am also sponsoring the Flashback Friday Challenge for this month of September!

Do you want your chance to win this {ippity} set?
 ...well, go link up your new post with your old creation!


Do you have a Cuttlebug?
Does it get dusty?
Well I do and mine gets a little dusty.
Take a look at this:
My friend "Jen" made this bug cover for me...isn't it the cutest?!!
Those owls are hootin' cuties!
She custom made this cover to match my craft room in color.
I love it Jen!
If you want one of your own...go visit Jen's blog at 
tell her I sent you! *smile*
She even has a tutorial on how she made it...but since I haven't used my sewing machine for some time now (darn bobbin thread winding stuff), I asked her to make me one and it was a reasonable price.
Oh, and here's a picture just to show that it is my Cuttlebug underneath:


If you would like to see any other {ippity} sets, you can visit my {ippity} sales blog by clicking on this badge:

Hope you can participate at the Flashback Friday Challenge...give a big 'hello' to Amy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

{ippity} Monday!

It's a Wee {ippity} Moxie Monday!

I created this card with my {ippity} set 'Fall for You':
Recipe: Copics, SU c/s, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Linen thread

There is a challenge at Wee Memories this week, for 'no pattern paper'.  So I used my corner stamps from my {ippity} set 'Fall for You' that had those designs on them, so there is no pattern paper on my card at all. 
Also, I'm sponsoring this week's challenge at Wee Memories...go take a visit
I'd love to see your creations with no pattern paper!
~click on the badge and it will take you to the challenge~

And I'm entering this in the Moxie Fab World 'Vertical Sketch' Challenge... have until tonight at midnight to enter your creation too!
The Vertical Sketch Challenge
~click on the sketch and it will take you to the challenge~

Thank you for choosing to stop by today, you are awesome!

~click on my badge to take you to my {ippity} page~

Friday, September 9, 2011

All Things are Possible...

....on Friends with Flair Friday!
Go to the Unity blog HERE and see all the players who are inspiring!
There are two prizes to be given away...YOU could be one by commenting on the entries!

Don't you just love this new {ippity} set: All Things are Possible?!! 
I played with this set this morning...

Recipe: SU Pretty in Pink and Pixie PInk c/s; SU Pretty in Pink Ink and Memento Noir Ink; Misc dsp; Imaginisce i-rock tool and bling; SU Ribbon, Spellbinders dies

I created this card for the Wee Memories Challenge #66 "Simply Sentiments":
Go join in on the fun for a chance at a $20 GC to ilove it all:

Also, I wanted to share a tip about cutting out I am by no means perfect at cutting out images.  I often see that I didn't cut along the edges as close to the ink, like this image on the left.  To 'clean up' the edges a bit, I use a black marker and just ink around the edges, as you can see on the right image:

My cut out image looks neater along the edges when it's all put together, 
as you can see by my layered butterfly... layering also gives some awesome dimension: 

Let me know if you need some {ippity}....I'd be glad to help you with an order!
Click on my badge to take you to my {ippity} shop!

Thanks for visiting me and I hope you have a lovely day!~


Monday, September 5, 2011

New {ippity} Release Party!

We've got two new {ippity} sets that are being released TODAY! 
I have them in stock too!

And it wouldn't be a RELEASE PARTY without a PRIZE!!! 
How would YOU like a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate from 
the {ippity} chick of your choice?

Gingham Christmas Greetings $16.20 (MSRP $18.00)
All things are POSSIBLE $5.40 (MSRP $6.00)

Go make a comment on the {ippity} blog HERE with
"who you would send a card to (and WHY) made with one of these sets".
One random commenter will be selected for the $20 gift certificate on Wednesday!


It's all about Gingham today!
I've made two 3x3 cards using the Gingham Christmas Greetings set:
Recipe: SU DSP and Misc green Mulberry paper; SU Old Olive, Always Artichoke, and Basic Black Inks; SU Chocolate Chip Polytwill ribbon, SU Corduroy button

Recipe: SU Real Red c/s and Misc gingham pink and red paper; Memento Noir Ink; Misc red ribbon; SU button; Imaginisce ; Prima flower; and I also used my {ippity} Gurnsey Gingham stamp on the red b/g!
See, I told you it was all about Gingham today!


Want another chance to WIN a $20.00 gift certificate?

If you have some {ippity} stamps, CLICK HERE and ENTER the Ippity 1-2-3 Challenge!!! 

A new challenge every other Sunday!!!


So what do you think of these new sets? 

Do you NEED them or any other {ippity} set?
Click on my
to check out all of the {ippity} goodness!

From the bottom of my GINGHAM heart, 
thank you for coming by!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm sponsoring the Flashback Friday Challenge: 1st Fall Card!

Have you seen the
 Flashback Friday challenges by Amy?

Have you ever thought about looking at your 'firsts'?  
I mean first type of 'creations' girls...heehee!
Oh my gosh, if you haven't played yet, you've got to go visit the Flashback Friday blog and join in...

click on the badge to take you there:
Flashback Friday Challenges

And guess what?  
I am sponsoring this month's challenge...woohoo!
If you want to see the {ippity} set that is up for grabs
then you've got to go check out her blog
...yup, I'm not telling you which set,
...but I will tell you that "it's all about Life"! hint, hint

I loooove the concept that Amy created and she has guests who give us the new challenge. 
The fabulous guest designer 'Els' has challenged us to find our 
'first Fall card'!
WOW, you must take a look at her creations...
I'm loving the mini book she made and her LO's are gorgeous...
really, you must go visit Els:
Be{e} Stamped

So my questions for this challenge:
....oh my, what will my creation look like? 
how long ago did I make it? 
what supplies did I use?  
how did I photograph it? 
should I be embarrassed or not?  
hahaha, isn't it fun just thinking about these questions? is mine:

I found this one in my SCS gallery dated September 10, 2008, 
so it looks like this is the first one that I posted....
This is all Stampin' Up! supplies using watercolor paper and watercolor crayons...not sure that I like the way I colored...ha!

So don't forget, go check out Flashback Friday!
Thanks so much Amy for allowing me to sponsor this months challenge!

Of course, if you would like to get your hands on some {ippity} stamps sets now, 
you can also visit my {ippity} page 
by clicking on my badge:

We've got some new sets being released on Monday, September 5th!

Thanks for 'falling' in today (yeah, corny, I know)!
Have a safe and fun weekend!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Do you know what Friday means?

It means it's Unity's Friends with Flair Friday!
And this is also my entry for the  All Things Unity challenge 'Anything Goes'!

Go to the Unity blog HERE to see all the participants and the terrific deals that Unity has.  Did you know that you could win a prize just by commenting on the blogs that participate?  
As the old saying goes:  'you can't win, if you don't play'! *smile*

{ippity} is the line made by Unity that allows 'chicks' to sell {ippity} stamp sets.
So, of course, being that I AM an Endorsed {ippity} chick
I am sharing a tag that I made with a sneak peek 
of 1 of the 2 new sets that is being released 
on Monday, September 5th (and I have some ready to ship!).
Because it is a sneak peek, I can't show the entire set, 
but I can show you come on back on Monday to see the entire line:

'Gingham Christmas Greetings'
I looooove this 'Winter Wishes' greeting, don't you?
I Versarmark'd the flakes and then colored them with chalks; 
and I just had to use Stickles to make them shine!  

Recipe:  SU Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla c/s; SU Brocade Blue Ink and Chalk;Fiskars All-A-Fleur Lis Border Punch; Star Dust Stickles; Misc Seam binding and button.

I just realized that the All Things Unity Challenge 'Anything Goes',
ends Saturday.  
So get your new creation to their blog quick...the girls over there are so fun!
Click on the badge and it will take you right over there!

p.s.  I am sponsoring a challenge over at Flashback Friday
and am giving away a fantastic {ippity} set...go check it out by clicking on the badge:
Flashback Friday Challenges
Amy is so cool...her challenges are to re-post various 'first' projects from way back when...
what a fantastic idea and way to look at some of your older projects!

Thank you for coming by today!  
It's only going to be around 110 degrees here today...brrrrr
that's definitely a change from 117 last Friday!

Click my badge to see what I have!