Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ippity Release day Blog Hop!!!!

Can you believe it is the second Thursday of May.... and time for another Ippity release party and Blog Hop!  You will LOVE all the wonderful Ippity goodness in this release!  If you didn't arrive here through the Hop, don't forget to go check out the entire Hop list on the Ippity blog HERE - you can then follow the links to all the Chick's taking part in the Blog Hop, and enjoy all the wonderful projects they've created! 

And now.... here is my card with the new set Courage is my Strength:

I absolutely love this set!  With this theme I wanted to use pink, so I pulled out some SU Regal Rose and paired it up with crumb cake - I love this combo of colors. I used nesties label 16 to cut out the sentiment, then cut it in half to create the "tab."  And since I could not find my paper piercer anywhere (as usual!) I finally had an opportunity to use my Sew Easy to create the holes for my "faux stitching" down the left side.  With this technique, simply use a marker (any color you'd like) to create the "stitches" by drawing from hole to hole.... kind of like connect the dots when I was a kid! How fun:) 

This set and all the other new releases are availabe NOW on the Unity website at  You can choose me as your Ippity Chick HERE, and then order all Ippity AND Unity stamps on ONE order - how cool is that!

And don't forget to check out all the other Ippity creations on the rest of the HOP... and we all love your comments too:)

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
Joan Signature

Chick Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!  I am hosting the weekly Ippity Chick Sketch Challenge this week!  Play along with us... simply create a card using Ippity and/or Unity stamps, using the this sketch for inspiration:

You can flip or turn the sketch to accomadate your creation - just have fun with it!  Once you have finished your card, go to the challenge site HERE and enter the challenge by uploading a pic of your card or link to your blog post through a "linky" on the sketch challenge post featuring my card below... and you may win the stamp I used on my card, plus another Ippity Bitty stamp of your choice.... how great is that? 

Here is the card I created for this sketch challenge.  I love this Bitty called "Happy are those", and when I saw the circles in this challenge thought of the clouds on this stamp.  I used nesties big scallop circles for the clouds, and sponges some of the blue ink along the edges to outline the cloud shape.  Here are all the details:
Stamp - Ippity Happy are Those
Ink - SU Marina Mist
Paper - SU Marina mist, white
Other - Nesties big scallop circles, ovals, wide grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals.

I can't wait to see your creations using this sketch - so don't forget to play along and upload your creation by Wednesday, May 16 at 11:59 Eastern time. 

And don't forget... tomorrow is a new Ippity release, so be sure to stop by tomorrow at 7PM Central for the Release day Blog Hop - you will get to see lots of Ippity inspiration posted by me and other Ippity chicks on the hop! 

Thanks for stopping by today... and Happy Stamping!
Joan Signature