Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shine Shine Shine from Ippity

Today I'd like to share another card I designed for my card club last weekend.  This is a card I've been thinking about for awhile, and finally found the paper I liked with it.  I love the motivational theme of this set - {...Shine Shine Shine from the Ippity July release.  It has a wonderful vintage feel, don't you think?

 This is a very quick and easy card, yet has an elegant feel.  Just stamp three of the lamp images in black ink, mat on black card stock and add the patterned paper of your choice.  I finished it off with some crocheted ribbon.  I added the sentiment on the front, but it could also just have a sentiment inside that fits the occasion.

I have this set available for sale with FREE shipping on my sales blog... just click HERE

Thanks for stopping by today... and as always... happy stamping!
Joan Signature

Monday, November 7, 2011

Skiing Penguin?????

Oh my goodness... it is already November and time to get ready for the holidays!  And of course, that means Christmas Cards!  Ippity's November release includes 2 new winter themed/holiday sets :  Pain and Pride and Warm Wishes.   As soon as I saw this little penguin in the two pain set, I loved him because he skis just like me (on his behind!)  We made this card for my card club this last Saturday:

I especially love the little birdie who has come to help him out:)  To make this card, we just stamped the penguin and colored him in with some markers.  The snowflakes are embossed with a sparkling embossing powder with stickles added in the centers. 

I have this set and all Ippity sets in stock and ready to ship... and the shipping is FREE!  Just check out my sales blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by... and happy stamping!
Joan Signature

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Time for a butterfly!

Hello!  I sure hope everyone is enjoying the summer.  The summer weather has finally arrived here, and I have been enjoying our sun the last week:)  After some traveling for work and a little for pleasure... I finally had some time to play with some new Ippity this weekend.  The card I am sharing today is made with one of the new releases from last month Thankful For You and although you can't really see the sentiment in the picture, it is from Now and Always.

I've had the Tim Holtz rosette die for awhile, so I decided it was time to get it out and give it a try. I love how easy this die makes it to make beautiful rosettes. I made this one using paper from the Oxford collection by Basic Grey and matted it on an eyelet circle nestie cut from bashful blue cardstock. I used my new Sky ink from Amuse as well - I love how this ink works with solid images, and the Sky color works really well with SU's Bashful Blue.

I have this and all Ippity sets on hand and ready to ship - visit my Sales Blog to check them all out.

Thanks for stopping by today - and happy stamping!
Joan Signature

Thursday, June 9, 2011

How about some Vintage {IPPITY}

Time to share some more Ippity with you all!  Today I am sharing a card made with another of the Ippity June release kits - New Season, New Wonder. I heard on the news this week that eating apples (with the skins) really does have health benefits.  So I decided if one a day will keep the doctor away, why not three?

These stamps have such a wonderful vintage feel, I thought it was time to finally break out my Tim Holtz inks to use... and I love how well this ink works with these stamps!  And for some reason after I made this card I had a craving for apple pie.....!!!  So here are the details:

Stamps -  Ippity New Season, New Wonder
Ink -  Distress Ink - Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain
Paper - October Afternoon 5 & Dime, SU Old Olive, Kraft
Supplies - Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, sponge, gold adhesive pearls, Nesties Labels 8 and 16, dimensionals
I have this and all other Ippity kits in stock and ready to ship on my Sales Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by - and as always, happy stamping!
Joan Signature

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More new {IPPITY} fun!

Hello again:)  It is time to share another card using the Ippity June release stamps.  This time I used the new Friends + Flowers = Priceless kit.  When I first saw this kit, it just screamed out SUMMER to me, so I had to create a bright and cheerful card with that summery kind of feel.  This would have been a little easier it the sun had actually been at least peeking through our cloud cover... but that just doesn't always happen in these parts.  However, I think I achieved the affect I was going for in spite of the clouds.

I love the mix and match flowers, stems and leave in this kit, and some great sentiments too!  I used two different embosslits for the butterflies and buttons, and embossed the card front using the Butterflies folder from Crafts-Too.  I love this color combo for a Summery feel.  Here are the details:

Stamps - Ippity Flowers + Friends = Priceless
Cardstock - SU Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Choc Chip, White
Ink - SU Poppy Parade, always Artichoke
Supplies - Butterflies EF (Crafts-Too), embosslits - Beautiful Wings and Sweet Buttons (Sizzix), glue dots, adhesive gems, Taffeta Ribbon (SU)

As always, I have this and all the other Ippity kits in stock and ready to ship... check them all out on my SALES BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by... come back soon as I will have more Ippity goodness to share!
Joan Signature

Friday, June 3, 2011

Ippity June Release

Hello everyone!  I am back from a visit with my Mom and a quick trip down to Vancouver for a visit with my Brother and Sister in Law, and a very fun trip to Craft Warehouse.  I returned home to my new Ippity waiting for me, and as promised have created a card to share.

I love this saying from the new My True Joy Kit.  And the flower just call out for some fun paper piecing too.  The paper is from My Minds Eye Lime Twist - I love the bright colors in this line!  This is a quick and easy card to make to brighten someone's day. 

Don't forget to visit my sales blog to check out this and all the other wonderful Ippity kits I have in stock and ready to ship! 

And make sure to check back later for some more samples with these wonderful new Ippity kits.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend (it's sunny here in the Northwest... finally!)... and as always... Happy Stamping!

Joan Signature

Monday, March 7, 2011

H{hippity} hop monday

Happy Hippity Hop Monday!  Time to share some more wonderful Ippity creations on our blogs. To see the list of blogs participating today, check out the Ipppity blog HERE - you don't want to miss any of great ippity creations!

 Today I am sharing a card I designed for my card club to make this past Saturday.  It is made using the Party Hat Wishes stamps.  This is such a fun set, and it just calls out for some bright fun colors.  I pulled out my Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper and found this fun flower patterned paper.  Some black gingham ribbon added the final touch (in my stamping room a card just isn't complete without it - I'm a bit of a ribbon addict!)

This is a great set to create cute, quick birthday cards. Don't forget to check out all the Ippity kits I have for sale on my sale blog HERE.

Now it is time for the next stop on the hop.  Check out what Ujjwal has created on her blog HERE. Have a great Monday and Happy Stamping to all!

Joan Signature

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why are masuline cards so difficult!

Masculine cards... I find them so difficult.... I love ribbon, and include it on almost every card I make.  But it just doesn't seem to fit on masculine cards, which is one of the reasons I find them so difficult.  They just never quite look finished without that ribbon.  But now I have discovered bakers twine! This wonderful stuff  fits quite well with a masculine theme.  When I add a bit of twine I feel like the card is actually finished off, so all is well in my little stamping world:) 

I am always in need of some masculine birthday cards this time of the year as 2 of my 3 brothers have birthdays in the beginning of march. So this year, I decided it was time to pull out my Ippity Authentic man set.... I just love the car in this set!  I also just got Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen paper, and was itching to use it.  I think it worked quite well with this image. Hope my big brother likes it to... but no peaking till you get it in the mail!
Stamps - Ippity Authentic Man (available on my sales blog here)
Ink - Pallete Noir and Burnt Umber
Paper - Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman
Other - bakers twine, crystal effects (on the windshield and headlights), copic markers, nesties

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!

Joan Signature

Monday, February 21, 2011

{Ippity} Hop Monday and a challenge!

Happy Ippity Hop Monday!  The card I am posting today is using what I think is one of the cutest Ippity Sets - Fishy Philosophy.  I made this card for the Ippity Hippity Hop Weekly challenge for week 1 and 2 of February - sketch and color.  You can read more details about the challenge on SCS HERE.  To make this card, I embossed the seaweed with clear EP before sponging the aqua ink over the top.  You can't see the sparkle in this picture, but there thicker lines on the fishies are done with black stickles, giving them some flashy style!

Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out what Carisa has to share on the next stop for the Hop... visit here HERE!
Joan Signature