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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Life is a test...

Yup, I've been missing!  My new job coming up has me preparing to be out of town for a week and arranging for family to come stay at my house with my son, etc., etc., etc. Seriously, lots to do!

So this card I'm posting is actually fitting for my frame of mind...

I re-posted this card for Amy's Flashback Friday Challenge:  
'your first paper pieced card'.  
I 'paper-pieced' the television screen and this card is the furthest back that I found with paper-piecing
...this card was posted at SCS HERE on November 1, 2007! 

It was for a Chalk it Up Challenge: I used the technique "crinkled chalk", by using cellophane wrap and crinkling it, then inking it with the chalk to get that background.

Flashback Friday Challenges 
You still have time to play, so click on this badge above to take you there!
To play...all you need to do is find your first paper-pieced card and RE-POST in a new post and link it up!
Amy's challenges are so fun and all of her guest designers have been fantastic!  
YOU WILL have fun!

Jen W is the fabulous Guest Designer who came up with this months' paper-piecing can visit her blog here too: 
JENerally Speaking.

Julie Smith is the sponsor for this challenge...check out her blog 
and I just discovered she has a shop too!

Have a fantastic week...I've got to go check out Julie's shop now...see ya!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Friends with Flair Friday~

Doesn't gingham make you happy? I love this red gingham ribbon paired with one of the new releases from {ippity}: Raining Happy!  This stamp set was released yesterday...isn't it darling!

This stamp set reflects how I feel right stamping has been sporadic and was put on hold a little, as I have been totally concentrating on getting a better job.  Searching, applying online (everything is online now), networking, etc...that's a job in itself, and I know my commenting on fellow crafters blogs was lacking!  
Well, guess what? I was just offered a fantastic job, and I have a huge sigh of relief...woohoo!  I start this new job soon...I am so excited! 
So, YES, you bet 'it's raining happy' in my home!  

I love these ribbons...from Really Reasonable Ribbon...look at the patchwork on the Checkerboard Satin lemon yellow ribbon.  I'm searching and getting info on a light box...a fellow crafter just got one and gave a rave review.  I need better pictures and as you can see by the Stickles that I used on the umbrella....I'm not too fond of the picture.

Here's a close-up for detail that you can't see from the first picture.  I actually stamped in Craft White Ink, our {ippity} A Bit of Burlap stamp, for the background.  I actually wanted a 'texture' of some sort and I think this looks awesome, especially when you see it in person.

I created this card from the current sketch at Chick Challenges.  
Did you know you can now not only use your {ippity} stamps for the challenges but YES you can now use your Unity stamps too!  Woohoo!
Here's the sketch...I actually flipped it for my card:
Click on the badge here to go play at Chick Challenges with {ippity}...there is a new sketch every Thursday!
Chick Challenges with {ippity}

Thank you so much for coming by today!

Remember, you can now buy {ippity} stamps along with your Unity stamps at the website HERE!  If I can be your {ippity} chick, I would love you to click on my name and picture at the website when placing your order! Thank you for thinking of me!
Hope your day is RAINING HAPPY too!'s the Unity 'bundle pack' for the {ippity} new releases!
Picture of NEW RELEASE {ippity}  bundle pack

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New ~ {ippity} Releases are Here!

It's another {ippity} release day!  That means another blog hop with the {ippity} chicks.  You should have arrived from Cheri's fabulous blog!  If you missed the beginning of the hop, then start at the Unity {ippity} blog, (click the blog hop badge above to go there!)

There is some free {ippity} goodness on this hop! 

To be eligible for the fabulous prize:

There is ALWAYS one word on each blog that you need to makes up entire quote. 
There are a total of 14 words and they will be highlighted to stand out, so you know what that word is.  Collect all the words, figure out the quote, then email Rona (her email will be given at one of the last blogs on the hop).  

As ALWAYS, a winner will be drawn to win some {ippity} faaaabulous sets!

Here are two cards that I created with two of our new sets:

{ippity} Be Brave...Branch Out:

{ippity} Something Groovy:

Here's a quick peek at the other new sets:


Remember:  You can now ALWAYS buy your {ippity} from ME at the Unity Stamp Co website!
If you would be so kind to ALWAYS click on my name and photo when placing your order you will be helping my family!
Jenny Johns, YOUR {ippity} chick

Now on to the next {ippity} chickie....

Click on the badge to take you to her blog!

Thank you soooooo much for coming by today! 
You certainly are ALWAYS GROOVY!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

{ippity} New Release Hop Tomorrow!

Hey, {ippity} chicks are having a ~new release~ party tomorrow on Thursday, March 8th!

Prizes will be involved too!

We will be hopping with some new stamps and creations...see you then!