Monday, March 29, 2010

{ippity) Skippity Hop

This was made in a hurry! I wanted create a card in observance of Palm Sunday, and the {ippity} set What Matters Most did the job! I also had to incorporate the color purple, which is representative of the season in the Church. Blessing to all!

Don't forget to enter the "Use Your Stash" Challenge to win some goodies!!! Winners will be announced on every Friday with Flair Friday post.

Check out all the great {ippity} posts for today at:!

Stamps: What Matters Most (ippity - Unity)
Ink: Lulu Lavendar, Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly
Paper: White, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
Accessories: Black Pearls, Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Moroccan Screen
Challenge: SC 273

Friday, March 26, 2010

Unity FWF/NEW {ippity}/Use Your Stash Challenge

Here is my creation for my "use your stash" challenge.

My item today is
Dew Drops!

Here is our winner from last Friday who will win some great {ippity}!

Remember to post a link to your creation AND tell us what your item that you used from your stash is on your project for a chance to win some rubbah!

Speaking of using my stash, I am cleaning out mine, so check back for some items I will be selling as I clean. (Stamps, Creative Memories cutting system, Sizzix Sidekick, papers, etc.) This is our 10th day off of school due to weather this year. Might as well make it productive!

Stamps: March KOM (Unity)
Paper: Basic Grey, Kioshi (Basic Grey), White
Ink: Basic Gray, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Dew Drops (Robin's Nest), Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, Copics

Check out new {ippity} stamps!
There are some great discounts and
FREE SHIPPING as always!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Introducing a New Addition...

To my studio...thought it was the baby already, didn't you? lol! 3 more months. Ugh! Mitch surprised me for my birthday by ordering me a snazzy limited edition Cricut Expression! I was not expecting it at all, and (as he would tell you) I'm pretty darn good at guessing. Too good, actually. It's annoying!

I have only been experimenting with various combinations of variables. So much fun! A great way to avoid homework, housework, etc. Realistically, I have only used it on and off for a couple of hours so far. Hoping to play more as soon as spring break arrives next week!

Friday, March 19, 2010

"Use Your Stash" Challenge Free {ippity}!!!!/FWF Friday

Post your creation here with your "stash" item and get a chance to win some FREE {IPPITY} stamps!!!!!
Winner announced on Monday {ippity} post!

Who among you can say with all honesty that you don't have a stash of some papercrafting supplies? Come on...admit it! I am among those individuals who, frankly, has more than she needs. (This does not keep me from collecting more...) Maybe I am the only one...yeah, didn't think so. I would love you to join me on an adventure through unopened packages of embellishments, stamps that have never seen ink, pricey designer papers hidden on shelves and all the other things we swore we would use "some day". During this trip, we may discover creativity in places we would have never expected. Inspiration among the clutter.

My challenge to you...grab something...anything that you have horded or just "had to have" and have yet to use. Use that item(s) as your inspiration for a creation to post in the comments section here for all to see!

I would think, for most of us, this would be something fairly simple to do every week. A challenge that may help to dwindle the extras if only get more treasures to add to the pile. ;)

My item for today is...
I probably have 20+ bottles and only use about 2-3 of them on a regular basis.

Stamps: March In-store KOM (Unity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Amuse Kitchen
Accessories: Stickles, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities, Gemstones, Butterfly Embosslits (SU), Copics

Sunday, March 14, 2010

{ippity} "Chicks" for Real!!

Top of the morning to you! Most likely by the time you read this I will have been out the door and probably at work for sometime. I hope that you have had some time in your day to enjoy the wonderful creations by those who enjoy {ippity} stamps. Today, I used two sets (listed below) for my card. I wanted to keep it simple and hope that I achieved that through my design.

I would like to extend another heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful folks who stopped by my blog on Friday to leave encouraging comments. It truly lifted my spirits!

Scroll down below this card to see the new fluffy additions to our family!! This {ippity} chick now has some real chicks to show off!

Stamps: Devotion, Just Wanted to Say (All Stamps by Ippity)
Buy the stamps them here. Free shipping.
Ink: Dessert Sand, Summer Sky
Paper: Lined DP, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Raspberry Fizz, Vanilla
Accessories: Embosslits Butterfly Die (Stampin Up), Pearls, Staples, Twill Tape (Stampin Up), Label Die (Stampin Up)
Challenge: CC261

Our new baby chicks!
Our nephew is starting a 4-H project raising chickens. My brother-in-law ordered 15 chicks (the farm sent 16!) for the project, which was many more than they needed. So, Mitch decided that fresh eggs wouldn't be such a bad idea and took a few chicks off of his hands. Liam is very excited to have the "baby chicks" at our house. Mitch is equally thrilled by the acquisition, because he and his family raised chickens when he was growing up and now he can share this experience with our son. :)

They will be in the basement staying nice and warm under their heat lamp until they are ready to be moved to the chicken coop outside.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Flair Warning...Creative Disaster

At this point, you won't be missing much if you blow on by since I don't have the badge, because I have had an official "creative disaster". What once seemed like a good idea gradually deteriorated into what is presented on this blog as my "flair".

You know the bad turn leads to another and another. I hope I'm not the only one who has been there. You think you can fix it. Change something. Looks worse. Change something else. Going downhill more rapidly. Then, you start throwing everything you have at it.Bling, shimmer, embossing, etc., etc. (My salute to the King and I.) I apologize for the pity party and know that we can't love everything we create. I went ahead and posted it for my own therapy now I'm going complete my session by curling up with the container ice cream and a spoon. (Lethal combination for a preggo. lol.)

Please do check out all of the fabulous creations
made with Unity by starting here.

Stamps: February & March KOM (Unity)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Everything and the kitchen sink...just kidding! Nestabilities, White Souffle Gel Pen (Sakura), White Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Black Pearls, White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St, Paddy's Day Riley

Riley is enjoying March with a Guinness complete in a shiny pint glass (Glossy Accents) and a foamy head (Liquid Applique). I am sure my brother will appreciate this birthday card!

Stamps: St. Paddy's Riley Moose (Riley & Company), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, DP (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Accessories: Stickles, Paper Piercer, Nestabilities, White Souffle Gel Pen (Sakura), Glossy Accents, Liquid Applique, Copic Markers

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Simple Ippity Butterfly

Good morning/afternoon/evening...whenever you happen to stop in today/tomorrow/down the road. I never know when I will actually be hopping or how long I will have time to do it before work/family/stuff detracts me from the serious business of checking out some fabulous blogs!

I love what Mitch said when I brought the card upstairs to show him this evening, "That's not what it looked like at 9:00." I had to have a chuckle at that. At 9:00, it was a far cry from being finished. It looked more like a jumble of individual pieces setting out on the table with little linking it together than a general color scheme. An hour later...finished. I have a very limited number of Copic markers, so the butterfly colors are not really what I had in my head. Life goes on. ;)

Life is simple, it's just not easy.

Stamps: Devotion, Life is Simple (Both
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Blue Sky, Opaque White
Paper: Kioshi (Basic Grey), Kraft, New Leaf, Moss, White, Black
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Nestabilities Labels, White Satin Ribbon, Clear Stardust Gel Pen (Sakura), Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Black Pearls, Copics

Friday, March 05, 2010

Super Fast Unity FWF

Made it home from parent/teacher conferences after a 12-hour day at school and remembered that I still needed to create something for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair. So, here is what I made while watching Burn Notice...ah, Michael blogging in bed. So close to crashing!

Have a Beautiful Friday!

Stamps: March KOM (Unity), Bevy of Butterflies
Ink: Cocoa, Dessert Sand
Paper: Kioshi (Basic Grey), Kraft
Accessories: Clear Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, Nestabilities, Buttons (PTI), Thread. Sizzix Label Die, Copics

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