Friday, March 30, 2012

Freinds With Flair and the Shabby Tea Room

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for this weeks challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.    The theme this week was bright and beautiful spring.  

Here is the inspiration photo.

I used papers from Webster's Pages as well a Webster's Pages stamp set from Unity titled Love.  I used some handmade flowers and  an Anna Griffin punch for the leaves.  The  edges of the paper were distressed  and a little scroll was used for the sentiment.  The wood grain frame was made from the Label 18 Spellbinders die.  A few pearls completed the card.

For the complete list of today's blog hop click here.  Thanks so much for looking and have a great weekend!

Susan B.
Ippity Chick

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friends With Flair

Good morning!  What beautiful spring weather we are having!  I hope the weather is as nice in your area as it is here.  Today I made a card using one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets, Friends + Flowers = Friendship.  I love the flowers in this set  and here is the card I created.

I began my card by randomly stamping the large flower from this set in the colors of light blue, medium blue, yellow and green.  I then stamped over the colored flowers with the polka dot  flower in black ink.  I used polka dot ribbon to coordinate with the flower.  A few black pearls and a sentiment frame cut from a Spellbinder's  tag completed the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop.  For the complete list of participants click here.  Have a wonderful weekend!

{ippity} chick

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #123

Good morning and happy spring! The weather here is just gorgeous!  I hope it's just as nice where you live. The bright color combo at The Play Date Cafe  reminds me of the colors of summer.  Teal, electric green, tangerine and jeans are a cheerful color combination that I thought would work well with my new Groovy bus stamp. 

To begin the card I colored in the image with Prismacolor markers in the colors of Pale Vermilion, Parrot Green, Violet Blue and Lime peel.  I then matted the image with teal and orange paper and used coordinating twine.  Since the colors this week were so bright, I wanted to use a white card base which I embossed with circle flowers reminiscent of the '70's.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the wonderful spring weather!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Friends With Flair

Good morning  Unity and Ippity fans!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the current {ippity} challenge to make a project featuring winged things, things that fly, things in the air.  My winged thing is a bee and here is my mini card.

This cute little bee is from the {ippity} stamp set,  Your  Friendship, My Cup of Tea.   I also added a little honeycomb background  from one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets, Make Your Mark. The wings were paper pieced and attached with pop dots.   A little bit of twine and a decorative square Spellbinder die used to cut out the shape of the card, completed the card. The {ippity} challenge runs through tomorrow if you want to play along.

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


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 122

I love the color combination this week at the Play Date Cafe of charcoal, ash and butter.  The colors also coordinated perfectly with one of my favorite paper collections, the  Queen Bee collection from Pink Paisley. 

So when I needed to make a thank you card for a special occasion,  this color combo was the perfect starting point.

Using a combination of Spellbinders dies which included Fancy Tags Three, Labels  Twenty-One and the Double Ended Tags, I cut out three different pattern papers.  Each layer was attached with pop dots for added dimensions.  A few black pearls,  a doily  and a sentiment from A muse stamps completed the card.

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


Thursday, March 8, 2012

March Ippity Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Ippity Blog Hop for March. If you came here from Jen's blog , you are on the right track.   This month the chicks are shaking things up a bit.  To be eligible for the monthly stamp drawing you must first figure out a quote from one of the {ippity} stamp sets.  Each blog will have a highlighted word.  As you hop from blog to blog, write down the highlighted word and when you have compiled all the words in the quote, email Rona at  with the complete quote and your name will be entered into the drawing for {ippity} stamps.  For complete details and the list of blog participants click here.

I am so excited to share with you a few cards I made using the new stamp sets being released today. 

Isn't this a beautiful stamp? The stamp set used on this card is called Be Brave....Branch Out.   I thought  this stamp was so elegant that it would look pretty embossed.  I also dry  embossed the card base with an embossing folder that coordinated with the stamp. A matching bow completed this monochromatic card. 

Here is the next card I made.

I think this is just the most adorable  stamp set! This stamp set is named dream a little dream.  How perfect is this stamp set for a wedding, birthday or even Mother's Day?  I used a combination of watercolor and metallic paint to color the image.  A few blue rhinestones and a tulle bow completed the card.

Here are the other stamp sets that are being released today.


Because of the cherry it counts as fruit

It's raining happy

And now for the word you need to complete the quote: 

Next up  on the hop is Lisa - Schnauz Scraps.

If  you're in the market for some {ippity} stamps, please check out my {ippity} blog or you can shop with me for both {ippity} and Unity stamps by clicking here.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and good luck solving the quote!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Growing in Unity Winner

Hello again!  I want to thank each one of you wonderful woman for making my Growing In Unity Week so enjoyable!  I loved reading your comments and I so appreciate the time you took to leave me a comment each day this week. I used a random number generator to select the winner of the itty bitty stamp sets.  One hundred and twenty one comments were left this week.  So with 1 being the lowest number and 121 being the highest number, the winner is...... 

number 23....CRYSTAL who said  "  Fantastic birthday card, I just love how you stamped that music note background!"

Congratulations Crystal!  Please send me your choice of two itty bitty stamp sets  from Unity along  with your address  to and I will forward the information onto Unity. 

Thanks again to everyone who followed me all week, you are the best! 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, March 2, 2012

Growing in Unity Day 5

Good morning and welcome to my last day of Growing in Unity.  This has been such a fun week and I appreciate everyone who took the time to leave a comment and those individuals  who signed up to follow my blog. Your comments certainly made my day!  Thank you all  so much!  For my final post  I made a male card using the itty bitty stamp set,  Wise guy.

The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye. The owl was  stamped on watercolor paper and painted with watercolor paints.  A  tab punch, a strip of folded paper and a few black pearls to highlight the owl's eyes, completed the card. 

As many of you already know, everyone who leaves a comment this week will be entered into a drawing to receive, their choice of two itty bitty stamps sets from Unity.  The winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon on my blog. 

I'd love to be your {ippity} chick so don't forget to check out the Unity sale this weekend.  To shop with me for {ippity} all you have to do is click on my name and picture under the {ippity} heading on the Unity Website.   Check back again next Thursday, March 8th  for the {ippity} blog hop to view all the new {ippity} releases for March.  Here's a hint- they are really cute! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this week and I can't wait to announce the winner of the itty bitty stamp sets.  Have a great day!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Growing In Unity Day 4

Hello and welcome once again.  Since it's the first of March and we just had our first snow storm of the winter, I made a card that reminds me of the warmer weather.  I am also entering this card in the Moxie Fab World , The Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge.  The challenge is to use the color of navy blue.

I love navy blue and I'm so glad it's becoming popular in the paper crafting world. To start this card, I used my favorite text stamp from Unity called Giving it all meaning. I then pieced together the oval from 3 different shades of blue. I used the text stamp again on the paper pieced oval, then I stamped and embossed the potted plant.  Every time I look at this card it  reminds me of the ocean and and a summer day.  To me, summer and navy blue go together.  The sentiment and the potted plant are from the {ippity} stamp set so this is LOVE.   A sentiment tag and a few blue rhinestones finished off the card. 

Thanks again for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow.


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