Friday, July 30, 2010

Uniry Stamps FWF Blog Hop

Good morning and I hope you are enjoying the blog hop.  Today I made a card using {ippity} stamps.


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I like this caterpillar image from the  A Little Buggy  stamp kit  and thought it would make a cute birthday card.  After stamping it in black, I liked it so much that I decided to build my card around this black and white image. I used a CHF background stamp for the grid image.  I like how it turned out because it reminds me of chalk on a chalkboard.  The happy birthday sentiment came from the Fall for you stamp kit.

Pictured below are images of the stamp sets used on this card.  Both sets are on sale and are available here.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop. Have a great weekend!

Susan

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop


Welcome to another {ippity} hop!  It's been so warm here that I decided to continue with the Christmas in July theme and make another Christmas card using the Season of Joy stamp kit.





Just stamping all these snowflakes made me feel cooler...oh how I wish!  I tried a technique I had never used before - resist stamp where you stamp an image with Versamark ink and then emboss it with clear embossing powder.  Then you ink the background to make the image stand out.  Being my first attempt I think it came out alright, but I'll have to practice to see the different looks I can achieve.  I do like how the snowflakes stand out and the rhinestones add a nice touch of sparkle.  All the paper is from Basic Grey. 


Thanks for stopping by today and remember this is the last week of my {ippity}  sale.  To continue along the blog hop click HERE.  Enjoy the hop and  have a wonderful week !

Susan
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Unity Stamps FWF Blog Hop

Hello and thanks for stopping by today.  For today's hop I made a card using the June store kit from Unity and the Simply Home  stamp kit from {ippity}.


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I love this background stamp from the Unity kit and the flower is now one of my favorite flower stamps. I added a little Flower Soft to the center of the flower for a little added color and texture.  The  papers are from Making Memories and Basic Grey. The sentiment is from the {ippity} kit Simply Home  which is on sale now here.

Click here to view the full list of blog participants. Have a great weekend and thanks again for stopping by.

Susan

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to another {ippity} hop.  It has been so hot lately, that it's been hard to craft anything! But today it's not as humid as it has been, so it's a good crafting day.  Since I  already had my Christmas supplies out, I decided to make another Christmas card using a sketch I found at Waltzingmouse Stamps.



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I used the Season of Joy stamp set for this card.  I really liked the little holly and tree stamps in this set, but I wasn't sure what to do with them. It occurred to me they might make cute embellishments so I stamped the holly over a Christmas sentiment  and used a circle punch to cut it out.  I then applied glitter for an embellishment that really sparkles.  I stamped both the tree and the holly, but I liked the holly better on this card. The Joy sentiment was embossed with white embossing power and outlined with a white pen to make it stand out. 



 There are a lot of possibilities with this stamp set to make either a simple card or something more elegant. (See my previous post for a more elegant card using this stamp set.) This set is on sale on my {ippity} blog if you are interested.  

To continue along the hop click HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a cool and wonderful day!

Susan
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Friday, July 16, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop & The Shabby Tea Room

 Good morning everyone and welcome to the hop.  I decided to make a holiday card for this weeks blog hop as well as the Christmas in July challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room.  While going though my Christmas paper, I came across this pretty coral snowflake paper from the Holiday Collection pack from Websters Pages.


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While this coral snowflake paper certainly isn't a traditional Christmas color, I thought it was pretty, none the less, and I just happened to have ribbon and ink that coordinated nicely.  I used the Seasons of Joy stamp set from {ippity} for the sentiment and the die outline.  A little doily and some cream colored pearls finished off the card. All the paper came from Webster Pages and the ribbon is from Papertrey Inc.

To continue along the rest of the hop click here for the complete list of participants. If you'd like to visit the Shabby Tea Room, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Susan

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to {ippity} hop Monday.  Blue and yellow are the colors I chose for today's card....two colors I rarely use together, but I like them when I see them together in decorating magazines or on clothing.




I added a few pearl accented butterflies to the flourish and a big yellow button to add some interest to the card.  Two {ippity} stamp kits were used on this card.  The flourish came from Now and  Always and the sentiment came from
Fall for You  The card stock and pattern paper are from Papertrey Inc.




To continue along the blog hop click HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.

Susan
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge 'Let's Make an Impression'

This week the challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was to make a card using either heat or dry embossing.  I used both techniques on my card.




For dry embossing I used the Swiss dot and texture script Cuttlebug folders.  The second photo highlights the  script embossing folder I used on  the beige floral paper and the dot embossing folder  used on the striped paper.  The  floral image was stamped and embossed with black ink and clear embossing powder.  A script stamp was used to stamp over the embossed floral image. 

The floral image and sentiment are from Anna Griffin.  The script stamp is from Hero Arts and the paper is from the Hannah collection by  K & Company.

If you'd like to play along with this challenge, visit  the Shabby Tea Room here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Susan

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger -Poppin' Off the Page!

This week's Tuesday Trigger at Moxi Fab Word is this big bold wall hanging from Marimekko:



I really like this print and if I had the right room for it I would buy it! What fascinates me about this print is the more you look at it, the more detail you see. It seems like each time I look at this print, I see something I hadn't noticed before. I could build a whole room around this print just playing off the colors. When it came to card making I was inspired by the beautiful color pallet of the flowers: red, fuchsia, mustard and blue against the big bold lines and circles. This is the card I created:


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To begin with, I embossed big chunky circles onto black card stock.  I then stamped this beautiful flower from Amy Butler three times onto the center strip. The flowers were stamped again and colored  in with markers using the colors of blue, fuchsia and mustard. The colored flowers were then cut out and layered upon the stamped flowers using pop dots to give the card some dimension. Red card stock was layered under the center strip. The sentiment, again from Amy Butler was stamped and embossed onto vellum and cut out. Two black pearls were used to accent the sentiment. 

To play along with this weeks Tuesday Trigger, visit Moxi Fab World here.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and stay cool!

Susan

Supplies:
 Card stock:  Papertrey Inc.
 Stamps:  Amy Butler - k&company
 Misc :  Spots and Dots embossing folder- Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft pearls,Prismacolor  markers,embossing powder        

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!  I hope you enjoyed your 4th of July. We had a fun time,  we took a ride to Market Square in Newburyport, a quaint  city by the water.  I love the unique shops and the boys like the ice cream and food,  so it made for a fun day.  We saw fireworks Saturday night, then we watched them on TV last night. So in recognition of the holiday, I made a 4th of July card for today.






The pattern paper is from the Big kids collection from Making Memories. I also used stickers from the same collection for the number. I used my favorite {ippity} kit,
Now and Always for the flower and leaves and the sentiment came from another {ippity} kit, Fall for You.


Both kits are available  HERETo continue along with the rest of the hop click here.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs,
Susan

Friday, July 2, 2010

Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop

Good morning!  For today's card I used the You're so Sweet stamp from the Garden Variety stamp kit.



I love this sweet image!  I stamped the image over the Bit of Burlap stamp from {ippity}. For the frame I used paper from the Lilykate collection from Basicgrey.  The felt flower is from Martha Stewart. 

For the complete list of blog participants click here.  Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your holiday weekend.

Hugs,
Susan
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

This week  the challenge at the Shabby Tea room was to create a card based on this photo:


I love the bright summer colors in this photo and this is the card I created:



I used Papertrey card stock for the card base and the pattern paper is from the Anna Griffin Isabelle collection.  The pinwheel flowers were made from vellum and Martha Stewart tags were used for the doilies. 

To play along with this challenge visit the Shabby Tea Room.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the long holiday weekend.

Susan

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