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 (; 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!


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