Friday, May 11, 2012

Friends With Flair

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for my mother for Mother's Day.  This card uses both {ippity} and Unity stamps.

I have this paper from paper Making Memories called Sabrina which is a collection of papers in pink, black and white. I have always loved this collection and thought it would work well for the card I wanted to create.  I started with the {ippity} stamp set,  Friends Plus Flowers = Friendship.  This is truly one of my favorite {ippity} stamp sets because of the fun flowers in this set.  I just think the flowers in this set are so versatile and are  the perfect shapes to easily cut out.  I stamped each flower at least once onto patterned paper, then cut them out.  Each flower was attached with a pop dot for dimension and pearls were used to accent the center of each flower.  For the sentiment, I used the Unity stamp set  A Mother's Love.  This inside of the card was stamped with light gray and pale pink flowers then I printed the sentiment on top of the stamping.  I was really happy with how the card turned out.  My only problem is that my mother does not like a dark card.  The only card  I made her that she didn't like had a black card base and she didn't like the black.  As a matter of fact she mentioned that to me this morning when we were talking on the phone.  So I hope she makes an exception this time!  

On another note, did you see the new {ippity} stamps that were released last night?  If not, check out out my post from yesterday to see all the new stamps sets and a card I made using the new sets.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Mother's Day to everyone!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop For May

Good evening  everyone and welcome to another {ippity} stamps blog hop. I always look forward to the monthly releases and I'm sure you'll agree the releases for this month are fabulous!  Five new stamp sets are being released this month including four itty bitty stamp sets. The card I made for you today uses the largest of the stamp sets, Courage is My Strength.

We received the stamp sets a little late this month, so the butterfly used on this card is slightly smaller that the actual stamp because it is a digital image. I already had the butterfly cut and colored by the time I received the actual stamp sets, so I just decided to go ahead and use it.  All the papers used on this card are from the Buttercup collection from Lily Bee Designs. I think blue and yellow is starting to become my favorite color combination.  It is just so fresh looking!

Here are actual photos of all the stamps being released tonight.

Pictured here two of the itty bitty stamps sets, One of THOSE days and Pain and Strength.

Here are photos of the other two itty bitty stamp sets, java Friend and Live half FULL.

And last but not least, here is the stamp set I used on my card, Courage is my Strength.

Next  up on the hop is Sabrina.  Click here to visit her blog, and in case you get lost,  click here for the complete list of blog hop participants.

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight and enjoy the rest of the hop. I would love to be your {ippity} chick so to shop with me for {ippity}  just visit the Unity Website and  click on my name and photo.  Thank you for choosing me as your {ippity} chick!

Susan B.

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