Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Growing in Unity Day 3

Good morning and welcome to day three of my Growing in Unity week.  Today's card uses the itty bitty stamp set from {ippity}, "Bee"  Better Together and A Bit of Burlap.

Isn't  this a cute stamp!  Once again I used the Bit of Burlap stamp as the background for the stamped image and my  favorite  Cosmo Cricket paper  Cira 1934.  A few black pearls completed the card.

Remember everyone who leaves a comment this week will be entered in a drawing to receive their choice of two itty bitty stamp sets from Unity.  Thanks again for stopping by and please stop by my blog again tomorrow for another card created with both {ippity} and Unity stamps. Enjoy your day!

One more thing, don't forget to check out the Unity sale today that runs from February 29th to March 4th.

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Ippity Stamps and Ink

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Growing In Unity Day 2

Welcome to day two of  Growing In Unity.  Today's card uses this pretty {ippity} stamp set Make Your Mark  and one of my favorite {ippity} stamps A Bit of Burlap.

I started my card with the Bit of Burlap stamp and randomly stamped it with haystack Palette Ink.  Then using the leaves and rose from the  Make Your Mark stamp set,  I stamped over the burlap background with blue, purple and green Fresh Ink. A Martha Stewart punch set was used for the flap of the card. Some purple sheer ribbon and coordinating purple paper from Hero Arts Completed the card. I think this is my favorite card for this week.

Don't forget, everyone who leaves a comment this week will be entered into a drawing to win their choice of two itty bitty stamp sets from Unity.   Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Growing in Unity Day 1

Good morning! I am so excited to be your Growing in Unity gal this week.  To start the week off, I am sharing with you a birthday card.

For a long time I've had this idea of using the sheet music stamp from the Music of My Heart stamp set and using it as a background for a birthday card.  This week I finally did it and I like how it turned  out.  To get the multicolored effect, I stamped the music stamp with Versamark ink then brushed the different lines of the  stanza with Perfect Pearls which added a nice sheen to the card.  Then using the {ippity} birthday set Party Hat Wishes I stamped the sentiment and birthday hat onto vellum using white ink and white embossing powder. To add some color to the hat I colored the back of the hat with a purple marker.  A few pink rhinestones and coordinating purple paper from Hero Arts completed the card. 

Remember, everyone who leaves a comment on my blog posts this week will be eligible for a drawing  to receive their choice of any two itty bitty stamp sets directly from Unity. The winner will be announced Saturday afternoon here on my blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you need a little {ippity}  check out my {ippity} blog, Ippity stamps and ink. Until tomorrow....


Friday, February 24, 2012

Sing A New Song

Hello Unity and {ippity} fans.  Today I have a card to share with you  that I made for the {ippity} clean and simple challenge as well as the Moxie Fab World The Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge.

I used two {ippity} stamp sets for this card:  Sing a New Song and Dots For Sure.   Fresh Ink  was used in the colors of Navy, Freesia, Blue Sage (all different shades of blue) and Celery.  I then matted the stamped image with Navy blue paper.  3D dots were used to separate the layers and give the card added dimension.  I like how the navy blue against  the bright white background highlights the color of the flowers.

Next week I will be the Growing in Unity Gal so I hope you can stop by my blog for a chance to win some free stamps!

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


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

The cold bug has been visiting our house this week , so I apologize  for not posting the winner of last weeks blog hop sooner.  Let me also  say thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment. I truly appreciated all of your kind thoughts.   So without further adieu the winner of the {ippity} itty bitty stamp set is Natalie, who left this comment:

 "Susan I love your card!  Love letters are so romantic."  Congratulations Natalie. Please verify your address for me  at and I'll send your stamp set right out.

I'm also leaving you with a picture of the flowers I received for Valentines Day.  I thought they were so pretty that I thought I'd post a picture. 

Have a great weekend!


Monday, February 13, 2012

Moxie Fab World Die Cutting Challenge

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the
Moxie Fab World Die Cutting Challenge.  Obviously the challenge was to make a card using die cuts.  Here is what I came up

For Christmas, my husband bought me some Cricket cartridges and I went back and forth as to whether or not I  wanted to keep them, but I procrastinated and the return time expired.   One of those cartridges I ended up keeping  was Damask Decor which I used for this card.   I thought the heart damask would make a pretty valentine card and I used it as the focal point for this card.  After cutting it out, I altered the die cut by inking the edges and stamping it with  a french script stamp from Hero Arts. Pop dots were used to attach the die cut to  the card which adds dimension.   I then added some pink rhinestones which look much nicer in person then in the photo. I used paper from K & Co. and a heart punch from Martha Stewart to finish off the card. Because of the ornate design of the card, I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card.  I think all the hearts on the card speak Valentine without having to say it in words. I'm sending this card to my Mother so I hope she likes it.  In the end, I think my procrastination paid off, because I really like this cartridge.

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


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop and a Give Away

Good morning  {ippity} friends and welcome to the {ippity} stamps blog hop!  I'm so glad you could join us today for some {ippity} inspiration and a preview of the five new stamp sets being released today. 

L.O.V.E is in the air with this blog hop.  Truth be told I was not creative enough to create a card using elements beginning with the letters in the word love, so I took this opportunity to create a valentine to send to my son who is away at college.

It's always a challenge to create a card for a male, let alone a valentine.  I think I found a happy medium here to create a card that sent him a little love but not be too mushy.  I began this card with this weeks card sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping and one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets How YOU Doin'.  I love all the images in this  set as well as the variety of everyday sentiments. 

Tonight at 7:00 central time, five new itty bitty stamp sets will be released on the Unity Website.  Here are a few simple cards I made using three of the five new sets. 

Friendship is the....

 Sucks to get old

Fabulous Girl

There will also be some partying going on over at Splitcoast Stampers tonight at 7:00.  You can now shop for {ippity} at the Unity Website or visit my {ippity} blog for more details.

To celebrate this month's release, I am giving away this cute itty bitty  stamp set  i'm sweet on you.  All you have to do is leave me a comment and I will select one winner who will be announced next Friday, the 17th. on my blog.

Next up on the hop is Lisa.  Please visit her blog Schnauz Scraps and thank you so much for hopping with us today!

If you get lost on the hop, the complete list of blog  hop participants is listed below.


angie - {stampsings of the shug} **you are here!**

barbara - {ippity} do da

rebecca - blooming pink

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Ippity Release

Good morning!  This is turning out to be a busy month!  On Thursday, five new stamp sets will be released and the week of February 27th I will be the Growing In Unity gal when I will be sharing cards made with both Unity and Ippity stamps each day this week.  I hope you'll be able to join me for this fun week of creativity and prizes. 

Today I have a card to share with you that I  made with one of the new Itty Bitty stamp sets that will be released on Thursday. 

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Here is the new stamp set I used to create this card.

Isn't this a cute stamp set?  I love the vintage dresses and the choice of sentiments makes this  a versatile stamp set. I colored  the images with watercolor paints and framed it with an ornate Spellbinders die. 

There will be a blog hop this  Thursday as well as a release party on Facebook  that night that will celebrate the new releases. I hope you can join me for all the fun this week.

The new stamps will be available for purchase on Thursday on the Unity Website.  Just click on my name and picture to start shopping.   Thank you so much for stopping by and for choosing me as your {ippity} chick.


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