Monday, March 29, 2010

H{Ippity} Hop Monday! 3/29/10

It's monday and time for another Ippity Blog Hop.  Check out all the great Ippity inspiration on all the blogs - the list is HERE.  For today's card I decided it was time to use the one set I haven't played with yet from the last releas - Love in Return.  This is a great set for cardmaking, scrapbooking and lots of other projects too! 

To make this card, I started with some paper out of the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pack, and matched it up with SU Basic Grey, Eggplant Envy and Lovely Lilac.  The Butterflies are cut using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlet, and I matted the circle using the inverted scallop nestability.  Some adhesive pearls finish it off.  Don't forget I have this set in stock and ready to ship along with all the other great unity kits on my Ippity Sales Blog HERE.  Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today... and don't forget to come by again!  Happy Stamping!

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Monday, March 22, 2010

H{Ippity} Hop Monday and My Monthly Challenge - 3/22/2010

Happy Monday!  It's time for the Ippity Blog Hop once again - don't forget to check out all the great Ippity inspiration on all the blogs listed HERE.

I have 2 cards to share with you today, both with a Spring/Easter theme, but very different cards as you will see! The first is using the gorgeous cross from the Ippity What Matters Most set:

I love how this cross fits in the Nestie Label 6 shape.  I cut both sizes out of white cardstock, and then used the larger nestie as a stencil to sponge the frame using Palette Burnt Umber ink.  I also used the Nestie Fancy Label set to cut out the brown scroll behind the cross.  The Martha Stewart Iron Gate punch was a perfect match, so I used it to add the detail at the top and bottom of the card, and topped it all off with three flowers punched out of yellow.  The patterned paper is from the SU Chocolate Chip Print Patterns.  This is a simple, yet elegant card to make, and the best part is I can make multiples to send out to friends and family for Easter very quickly!  (hey you friends and family who happen to be reading this... pretend you're surprised when you get this card, ok?)

My next card is one I made as part of a challenge I issued to myself earlier this year - once I month I pledged to get out a brand new supply or tool, something I "had to have" but has just been sitting here waiting for me to have time to use it.  So here is my challenge card for March:

The card uses 2 Ippity sets: Sweet Thoughts of Spring and What Matters Most .  The new supply I used on this card is Smooch Paint.  Now I have to admit, a large part of the reason I bought this paint was because it is just so darn cute in those little fingernail polish bottles...  what a way to make a buying decision, right?  But I'm sure glad I did , because I loved using it!  I used Taffy to color in the hearts on this cute little chick, and Taffy and Sugarplum on the flowers.  I also covered the body of the chick using moonlight to give the little guy an "all over" glow.  What I love about this paint is it is both shimmery and opaque - so even though I stamped the stem of the flowers using Burnt Umber, I was able to use Green Apple paint over it to turn the leaves shimmer green.  The brush applicators are great too - pointed tips so you can apply it to very small areas, and stiff enough that I could use the side to rub it across the chick very quickly.  I had loads of fun making this cute little springy card!  Other supplies:
Paper: SU Certainly Celery Cardstock and Print Patterns, SU Welcome Neighbor DP.  Ink: Palette Burnt Umber.  Other: Nesties and Martha Stewart grass punch, adhesive pearls.

Don't forget I have all Ippity sets in stock and ready to ship - just click on the Get Ippity Blinky or click HERE!  Happy Stamping Everyone!

Joan Signature

Monday, March 15, 2010

H{Ippity} Hopping towards St. Paddy's Day!

Well, it's Monday, we've lost an hour once again for daylight savings time... but it's time for another Ippity Blog Hop!  Totally makes it worthwhile if you ask me!  Don't forget to check out all the other blogs - you can find the list Here

The card I am sharing today is in celebration of St Patrick's day and that little bit of Irish that I think is in all of us this time of the year:) 

This card features my favorite butterfly from the Ippity set Devoted.  You can't really tell in this picture, but I embossed the butterfly in gold on green paper, then cut out the wings.  The wings are attached over a second embossed image on the white cardstock using a glue dot in the center.  I stamped the background using the Shamrock Background from Peddler's pack with Artichoke ink over Celery cardstock.  The blessing sentiment stamp is from Waltzing mouse - and is my toast to all of my family, friends and fellow crafters this year!  May the Luck O' the Irish be with you all!

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, March 8, 2010

It's Time to H{Ippity} Hop! 3/8/10

That's right, it's another H{Ippity} hop Monday!  And today, I wanted to share a quick and simple card using the Regal Greetings set from the new Winter 2010 release.  I made this card in 5 minutes - and I love that this could be used for many different occasions by simply changing the sentiment.

To make this card I first used my Martha Stewart Iron Gate border punch along the bottom of the white cardstock.  I then stamped the flourish from Regal Greetings on the top using Palette Noir ink and added a few self adhesive pearls.  I chose the sentiment I liked, and again stamped using Palette Noir, matted on black and attached using dimensionals.  And I was done!  Quick, easy and elegant.  You can see the entire Regal Greetings set here: Regal Greetings And you can purchase it as well as all the other great Ippity sets on my Ippity Blog through paypal:  Buy Ippity Here
And now... don't forget to check out all the other Ippity goodness on the rest of the blog hop - you will find a list with links to all the sites participating here:  H{Ippity} Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Partner!

Growing up as the youngest of four children, and the only girl, I endured a lot of teasing from my big brothers.  Now that we are all "grown up" I can never pass up the chance at getting back just a little with birthday cards each year that gently (hehehehe) point out the fact that as we all get older, they will always be older then me;)  Two of my brothers have birthdays the first week of March, so this weekend was masculine birthday card time.  So today, I thought I would share one of them:

I saw this stamp by Art Impressions in a local store this past year and knew immediately that I had to have it for my youngest big brother - the John Wayne lover of the family.  I colored him in with my copics and grunged up the edges a bit by sponging on some ink.  I used the cuttlebug star embossing folder and an SU star brad to give it a sheriff feel, and framed the image using nesties labels 8.  And just in case my big bro missed the "old" cowboy look, I stamped the envelope with one of my favorite postmark stamps from inkadinkado...."Rush Delivery - Addressee is getting old fast!"  Luckily, everyone in my family has the same sense of humor, huh?  Other Supplies:  SU white, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Moxie patterned paper, Palette Burnt Umber ink, SU designer label punch.   Have a great week and Happy Stamping!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Time to H{Ippity} Hop! 3/1/10

It's Monday, which means it's time for another H{Ippity} Blog Hop!  And it was such a beautiful sunny day here yesterday, I was in the mood for a card with a spring feel.... and here it is:

I have loved this butterfly image since I first saw the new Ippity What Matters Most kit... and I love this sentiment too!  I think it really portrays the fresh energy of spring.  I used an aqua brush and SU classic ink to watercolor the butterflies and added a prima flower using a dimensional.  I decided to keep the bling to a minumum to keep the soft feel of the card, something that is very difficult for me to do!  The paper is from one of my all time favorite packs - Basic Grey Wisteria... so pretty isn't it?   Don't forget I am selling Ippity Kits, and I have them all in stock for immediate shipment!  Just click on the Ippity Blinky, the Buy Ippity tab on top of this blog, or here:  I Want Some Ippity!  And don't forget to check out all the other great projects on the rest of the blog hop.  You will find a full list of participating blogs on the Ippity blog here: Blog Hop .  Have fun and Happy Stamping!
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