Wednesday, February 8, 2012


It is February release day for {Ippity} and to celebrate we are having a LOVE themed blog hop!  What does that mean?  It means I am challenging you to make a card inspired by the letters L-O-V-E.  YOU decide what they stand for, and make your card.  Here's my card using the new Ippity Itty Bitty set called Friendship Rainbow:
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L is for Labels - I used Labels 8 (nestabilities) to create a "window" in my card front.
O is for Oval - I used Nestie ovals to cut out the image and mat it.
V is for Violet and Velvet - The color of the card and the top arc of the rainbow and the hearts are cut fom red velvet.
E is for Embossing - The image is stamped with black versafine ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder, and the card front is embossed with a mini heart background embossing folder. 

How will LOVE inspire your creativity today?  Create your LOVE card and share it with us on Splitcoaststampers and the IPPITY Blog HERE and you will have a chance to win 2 Itty Bitty sets! And don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop for more Ippity inspiration - all the links are on the blog. If you arrived here from the Blog, then you next stop on the hop is Cheri:

Now... take a look at these wonderfully cute Ippity sets being released today - these will be available on the Unity site at 7PM Central time tonight! They are available individually or as a bundle pack for a special price... and remember, you can purchase Unity stamps at the same time:)  Join us for the release party on Splitcoaststampers HERE or on Facebook HERE at 7PM Central (5PM Pacific for those of us on the West Coast!)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Time for a Valentine

Can you believe it is almost Valentine's day already!  So today I thought I'd share a little {Ippity} valentine inspiration. 

 This first card was made using 2 different ippity sets - the owl from Wise Guy and the tree limb from Fall For You.  I made the "sun" by simply using a circle and scallop circle punch.  Wise Guy comes with an "owl always be your friend" sentiment as well which I love - I'll be making some valentines for friends using that one.

This second card is done using Be Better Together.  The image and sentiment are 2 different sets, so you can use them separately for many different occasions.  I think this set would work great for anniversaries and weddings too!  I stamped these images using black versafine ink, and then used clear embossing powder to emboss.  This makes it so easy to color in the images with little worry about straying outside the lines.  The paper is pure poppy from SU, and the Be Loved line from My Minds Eye. 

One of these cards will be going to my husband... those of you who know him will easily guess which one! 

Remember, you can order these and all Ippity sets on the Unity site at - just pick me as your Ippity Chick, and combine Ippity and Unity on the same order!  And don't forget that Thursday is February Release day - stop by for the blog hop and join us for the release party at 7PM Central time. I'll be posting links here Thursday morning along with my Blog Hop card, so remember to stop by:)   Joan Signature

Monday, February 6, 2012

Ippity Sneak Peek- Fabulous Girl

It's almost time for February's Ippity release - and today I am sharing a sneak peek at one of the adorable Ippity Itty Bitty sets - Fabulous Girl. 
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I love the retro look of these dresses, and paird them up with some Basic Grey Hopscotch paper... and of course every fabulous girl needs some bling!

Join us for the release party this Thursday, Feb 9 at 7PM Eastern time, and for our fun Release Day Blog Hop.  Find all the details on Splitcoaststampers HERE and on Facebook HERE - come join the fun!

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