Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Ippity Stamps Release

It's the beginning of the month and time for the release of the new stamp sets.  This month there are three new stamp sets and I can honestly say, this release is one of my all time favorites. 

IPK-160  giggle.giggle.giggle MSRP $10.00

My price $9.00
This stamp set contains  4 stamps

IPS-161  Do What Makes You Happy  MSRP $6.00

My Price: $5.50
This set contains 2 stamps

IPK-162  Your Friendship, My Cup  of Tea
 MSRP $10.00

My Price  $9.00
This set contains 7 stamps

To order, please visit my {ippity} stamps blog.  My stamp order didn't arrive until yesterday,  so I have not been able to make any projects with the new stamps, but check back during the week and I will post some cards made with the new sets.

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


Monday, December 5, 2011

Moxie Fab World: The Championing Award Medallions Challenge

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the Moxie Fab World Championing Award Medallions Challenge.
The challenge was to make a project using a medallion.  For my project I made a Christmas card with a medallion as the focal point.

To start the card  I made a double layered medallion from metallic red foil board and foil stamped  paper from Martha Stewart.   I then used a Prima flower center for the center of the medallion. For the background of the card,  I cut out the center of the card with the Picot Edge Circle die from Spellinders and backed it with  metallic red foil board.  I then cut out another circle from this pretty wood grain patterned paper and inlaid it over the red foil board.  The sentiment is from the Martha Stewart Christmas Tree stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Winner of Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Good morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying this long holiday weekend.  I am so pleased to announce the winner of the Thanksgiving Blog Hop and the winner is........GWEN who left this lovely comment:

        "Love the touch of purple! Gorgeous!"

Congratulations Gwen!  Please contact me at ippity@comcast.net  with your address and I will send you your prize, the {ippity} stamp set Thanks for all Things.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment, I love reading all you kind words!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

{ippity] Thanksgiving blog hop

Welcome to the last stop on the thanks(giving) blog hop.  I hope you have been enjoying all the wonderful creations you have seen today.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being appreciative of all that we have, I am giving away  the {ippity} stamp set , Thankful for all Things. To win the set, simply leave a comment on this post and I will announce the random winner on November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. 

For my Thanksgiving card,  I used paper from Making Memories and two {ippity} stamp sets,  A Moment in Time and Fall for You. I stamped and embossed the leaves with silver ink and embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped on a Spellbinders tag die and a little green ribbon completed the card.  For the design of the card, I used this weeks sketch from the Ippity Challenge blog.

In case you missed anyone ,here is the complete list of blog hop participants:

Angie        (stampsings of the shug}
Lisa            schnauzer scraps
Andrea      ippity stamps 4 u
Jen M       mittens papercrafting
Barbara    {ippity} do da
Kim           scrappin creations
Cheri        the paper freak
Noelle       noelle scraps a lot
Sarah        the joys of creating
Crystal     crystal's craft corner

Thanks so much for stopping by and a great big THANK YOU to Angie, for organizing today's hop. If you need a little {ippity}, check out my store here. I have all the stamps sets in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ippity Stamps November Release and New Sketch Challenge

Good morning!  I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks of the new stamp sets over the last few days and today I can finally show you the entire sets. The first set,  Warm Wishes (IPK-158) is a beautiful winter themed stamp set and sells for less than $17.00.

The next set, Pain and Pride (IPK-159)  contains this nice large image of the fallen penguin in the snow and sells for less than $6.00.

On another note, here is this weeks {ippity} sketch which I used to create my Warm Wishes card. To play along with the weekly sketch and a chance to win a free {ippity} set, simply create a project using {ippity} stamps and link your project up here.

Both of the new stamp sets are available on my sales blog, Ippity Stamps and Ink.  Included with each order is 5 yards of twine from The Twinery.  The twine color for this month is blue. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Ippity Sneak Peek #2

Today I have one more sneak peek of the second {ippity} stamp set being released tomorrow.

This set contains some beautiful, intricate designs with a winter theme.  Check back tomorrow to view the complete sets.   Have a great day!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ippity Sneak Peek

Today I have a little sneak peek to share with you of one of the new stamp sets that are being released on Saturday, November 5th.

I love the birds in this set!  Check back on Saturday to veiw the full release.  Enjoy!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ippity Sketch Challenge Week Four - Season's Greetings

Good morning and welcome to week four of the Ippity Sketch challenge.  I am so excited to be your sponsor for this weeks challenge!  The prize I have chosen for this weeks challenge is   the beautiful stamp set Where You Should Be.  To win this stamp set, all you have to do is create a project using {ippity} stamps and post it to the challenge blog by November 2nd.  One  random winner will be chosen to win this set. 

Now let's talk about this weeks challenge.  Here is the sketch,

and here is the card I created with the stamp sets  Where You Should Be and Season of Joy.

I have a seen a  lot of Christmas village stamp sets recently, and  thought the same look could  be created  using {ippity} stamps.  So I pulled out this wonderful stamp set -  Where You Should Be and used the houses in this set to create my Christmas village.  I stamped the images on watercolor paper then used watercolor paints to color the houses.  To create the holiday feel, I created small swags from a paper punch then added white Flower Soft and small red berries.  I then added more Flower Soft around the houses to create the look of a Christmas village.  I really like it  when you can take an everyday stamp set and use it for multiple purposes, such as   holiday projects. 

I can't wait to see what projects everyone creates  based on this week's sketch.  If you need a little {ippity}, please check out my  {ippity} store, Ippity Stamps and Ink to view the full {ippity} collection. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun creating!

Stamps:  Ippity Stamps- Where You Should Be
Ink/ Paint:  Palette Ink, Watercolor Paints
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Watercolor Paper
Misc:  Spellbinders dies, Flower Soft, rhinestones, Martha Stewart Punches, ribbon

Thank you for playing along with the sketch challenge this week!

This week's prize - Where You Should Be

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ippity Sketch Challenge - Happy Fall

Good morning!  I really love the new {ippity} sketch blog and today I have a card to share with you that I made for this weeks {ippity} sketch.  Here is the sketch,

and here is the card I created based on this sketch.

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  Not only do I love the beautiful fall foliage and the cool, crisp weather, but I also love pumpkins.  Pumpkin pie, bread, cookies, eggnog, if it has pumpkin in it I love it!  The pumpkins used on this card are from one of the cutest {ippity} stamp sets, Fall for You

The happy sentiment came from another {ippity} set,   House a Home. 

 I'd love to have you join us this week on the sketch blog with your take on this sketch. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ippity Christmas in October Blog Hop

Good morning!  I hope you are enjoying today's blog hop and have come across some fabulous ideas for your holiday projects.   If you came here from Lisa's blog you are on the right track. 

For my project, I used Ippity stamps to create my gingerbread man card.

Music background stamp from Gingham Christmas Greetings

Holly sprig from Season of Joy

Snowflake and sentiment from Gingham Christmas Greetings

To begin the card I used the Tim Holtz Gingerbread Man die from Sizzix.  I've always loved this die, and since I bought it on sale last year after Christmas, I've waited a whole year to finally have the chance to use it!  The gingerbread man was cut out of kraft card stock and darkened with Ranger distress ink.  Stamps from Season of Joy and Gingham Christmas Greetings were used to decorate the card.  Some gingham ribbon, buttons and ric rac trim completed the card.

Next up on the  blog hop is Jennie.  To start at the beginning of the blog hop and view the complete list for the hop, please visit the hostess of this hop, Heather.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ippity Sketch Challenge

Hello {ippity} friends!  It's week two of the  {ippity} sketch challenge  and  I was so excited when I saw this weeks sketch because it gave me the opportunity to make another shaped card.  Here is this weeks sketch,

and here is the card I created.

Click photo to enlarge

Isn't this a great sketch?  I began by pulling  out my old Sizzix oval die to make the oval card base.   I then used papers from Glitz Design for  the rest of the card. Three Ippity stamps sets were used on this card;  Friends + Flowers = Priceless was used for the flowers,  New Season New Wonder was used for the distressed sentiment and  My True Joy was used for the flourish.  I also added a second photo of the card to show the dimension of the flower.  To add dimension, I simply rubbed the back of the flowers with my Empressor  and as I rubbed, the  petals turned upward.  I then turned the flowers over and added pop dots for dimension.  

 Please check back on Saturday, the 15th for the Christmas in October Blog Hop using {ippity} Stamps.  I'm sure there will be a lot of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you started on your holiday cards. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Launch of {ippity} Sketch Blog

Welcome to launch day of the {ippity} sketch blog.  Here is the sketch for this week,

and here is the card I created. 

I love making shaped cards so I used my Labels One Spellbinders die to create the shape of this card. The pattern paper I used is from October Afternoon.  The daisies are  from the newest {ippity} release Thanks for all Things and the sentiment came from How you Doin'. I layered the flowers   with pop dots for added dimension and used a  punch from Anna Griffin for the leaves.  Some black ribbon that I zigzagged across the center of the card and a few black pearls finished off the card.

I would love to see what you can create with this sketch.  Please visit the  sketch blog for all the details and  see what the giveaway is for this week.  Are you new to {ippity}?  Please visit my {ippity} store  to view the entire collection. 

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


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ippity October Release

Today is the October release date for two really cute, new sets!

This set contains ten rubber stamps and sells for under $17.00.

This set contains three rubber stamps and sells for under $6.00

Here is the card I made with my new favorite little set,  Thanks for all Things...

I used watercolor paper and paints to stamp and color the images and instead of coloring the background of the tree I added some yellow paint dots.  This is such a beautiful stamp set and both sets are available here. 

Tomorrow is the launch of the new {ippity} sketch blog when our first sketch will be revealed.  Pull out your {ippity} stamps and create a project for your chance to win a free stamp set! Please visit my {ippity} store here for the complete line of {ippity} stamps.  I have all stamp sets in stock and ready for immediate shipment. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Chick Challenge Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}! Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!

Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects. We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets. To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!

To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com); 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is. (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.

To celebrate the launch of the sketch blog I made a Halloween card using the fun Halloween set,  That's Creepy.

To create the card  I used Ranger distress inks in the colors of yellow and orange to color the background of the sentiment.  The sentiment was then attached to a rosette that was layered on a scroll design made out of a Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 die.  Papers from Martha Stewart were used for the background with the spider stamped multiple times on one of the paper panels. A few yellow and orange rhinestones were added to the candy corn paper to finish off the card.  I hope you are enjoying this weeks hop and hope you can join us each week for the sketch challenge.

Next on the blog hop list is Aletha Jane. For the complete list of blog participants click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Card Patterns... Sketch #134

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for this week's Card Patterns sketch.

I changed the sketch a little bit and flipped the sketch from horizontal to vertical.  The heart stamp I used came from one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets,  How YOU Doin'.  I stamped each image on watercolor paper and colored the images with watercolor paints.  A strip of aqua paper  highlighted the border punch and  black twill ribbon completed  the card.

Don't forget to check back on the 5th to see the newest releases from {ippity}.  Thanks so much for  taking a look and have a great day!


Stamps:  {ippity} - How YOU Doin'
Ink:  Palette ink - noir
Paper:  Memory Box, watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink
Misc:  Spellbinders dies, ribbon

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Little {ippity} and Clean and Simple

When I saw this week's Clean and Simple sketch I immediately thought  of  the {ippity} stamp set,  Make Your Mark.  I love the images in this set and thought the little flowers in this set would work well with this sketch.  Let me first show you the sketch...

and here is the card I created using this set.

I wanted to do a multi colored card so I stamped each flower in a different color of chalk ink.  I was then lucky enough to find the perfect size punch to cut out the flowers.  I attached the stamped image to a flower base with a pop dot for a 3D effect.  The Gypsy paper from Basic Grey coordinated nicely with the colors I picked out.   The sentiment I used came from my go to stamp set when I need a simple sentiment, How YOU Doin'.

 In other {ippity} news, here are two new sneak peeks of stamp sets being released October 5th.

I like both sets, but my favorite is the small set,  Thanks For All Things and the best part is it's less then $6.00!

If you'd like to add to your {ippity} collection, the new sketch blog goes live on October 1st.  We will have a four day blog hop to launch the new blog, so I hope you can join us. Each week an {ippity} chick will sponsor a new sketch and will give away a stamp set.  All you have to do is make a project using {ippity} stamps and post it to the sketch blog.  One lucky person will be chosen to receive a free stamp set!  How fun is that?   If you want to view the entire {ippity} collection you can check it out here.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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