Monday, November 30, 2009

Birthday wishes continue...

Hey {ippity} fans, its Maria today.  I’m so excited to be posting my very first card here on the blog.  I’m still pinching myself about being on the design team…but not too hard because if this is a dream I really don’t want to be woken up!  I’m so excited to get to work with Kelly, Eva and Eryn and I’m really looking forward to seeing who the last two members are going to be.  I’ve been checking out the galleries and WOW, everyone is turning out some awesome {ippity} projects.

I had a chance this weekend to lock myself in my craft room and play with all my {ippity} stamps.  I’ve been blown away by all of Eryn’s projects and she inspired me to use more of Life’s Little MomentsI stamped the little month stamp in More Mustard ink on yellow cardstock to create the background.  I think this might be one of my new favorite stamps!

I also used the birds from Because of You and stamped them in a color I usually avoid.  Pink Passion is pretty bright but I really love this color combo. It’s sort of unexpected and I think that’s why I like it.  Last, but not least, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Just Wanted To Say in pink too.

Well, that’s it for me today.  I’m looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous {ippity} creations and getting more involved on the blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Faves!!!

Hello again!!!  This is Eva again, hope you are having a lovely Sunday!  It's morning still in my neck of the woods, so I am just starting my day, but what a way to start a day by looking at lovely {ippity} creations and choosing some to highlight????  LOVE IT!!!!  It really is very very difficult to pick, and I wish I could have picked all of your pretty creations, but here are a few I can fit into this little blog post.

This adorable card uses the Devoted set, which I think seems to be a favorite for a lot of people is made by JenMarie.  I so love the colors and the papers of course are perfect  for this little card.  And love the lacey trim on this card as well...Just a very cute card.

This adorable and incredibly creative card is using the Kissmass and Mistletoe set made by Lisa Henke What's not to love about this card???  I really love the fact that she thought so outside of the box on this card and made a clever is that???  LOVE IT!!!

And look at these beauties made with the Kissmass and Mistletoe set as well by Kim.  I just love these little boxes, and of course this is the time we all are looking for ideas of how to wrap our gifts so nicely, this is sure one way that would appeal to anyone...Love this one, too....

I love shaped cards, to this card really caught my eye.  It uses the Because of You set and is made by Michelle .  I love the brightness of this card...just makes me want to smile.  Love it as well!!!

This yummy card uses the Just Wanted to Say set and look at those gorgeous bows....sometimes a simple sentiment is all you need and this card made by Savannah sure proves that....Love it!!!!

This last card I decided to showcase is just so adorable and uses the Straight from the Heart set and made by Jessy.  I love how she used the nestabilities to showcase the stamped image and her coloring is sooo sweet, don't you think???  Just too cute!!!

Well, I could have gone on and on and showcase everyone's cards, but these are just a few of my favorites....keep creating, so we can show more of our faves, and it could be yours next Sunday....:)

Have a fabulous {ippity} day!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A pretty Birthday card

Hello, hello  ladies....this is Eva here.  I am still stuffed from our turkey, how about you????  Hope you had a great feast and did you venture out to shop yesterday????  I only went to one store, but just to peek, and after seeing the long line, I was quickly cured from wanting to shop...hehehe...that is for sure.

Wasn't Eryn's little album amazing in yesterday's post????  I so loved it, if you haven't seen it, please scroll down, as it's one gorgeous eye candy, that is for sure!!!  Anyway, I have a sweet Birthday card to share with you today, which uses the Just Wanted to Say set, which has totally become my favorite set, I have to say.  By the way, I hope you are taking advantage of the Bundle Pack???  What a deal that is!!!  Specially with the rolled back price!!!

Well, here is my little card and sure hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Items to create this card:

Cardstock:  Stampin Up
Patterned Paper and acetate overlay:  GCD
Stamps:  Just Wanted to Say 
Ink:  Memories and Ranger Distress ink
Cuttlebug folder
Punch: Stampin Up
Decorative Scissors: Fiskars
Ribbon:  Fabric Barn
Button from my stash

And for today's quote, I picked this one...I just love it, as it is so true...hope you do, too.

Well, that is it for today.  Tomorrow I will be back with the Sunday will be so much fun to pick, but hard at the same time, as there are so many gorgeous samples you guys have been making...

Have a fabulous {ippity} day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

December Daily album...

I hope you had a WONDERFUL wonderful Thanksgiving!'s Eryn stopping by today to share another {ippity} project...

Can you believe December 1st is next week already? Wowzers, where does the time go?

I created a "December Daily" album and am sharing some of the pages that I used {ippity} stamps to create. The idea behind the album is that you prepare the album in advance and then each day in December you just add journaling/pictures/mementos, etc. for each day. Each page is very simple right now and as I journal on each page in December I will add more embellishments. Also, I have decided to wait on adding the date numbers to my pages so that I can pick and choose which page will work best for that day...

click here to check out for more information on creating a December Daily album

I chose to use a Maya Roads chipboard album...that way I was able to create the perfect cover with my {ippity} stamps & embellishments.

I absolutely LOVE our alphabet stamps...they are going to get lots of good use!!

The snowflake stamp is perfect to create a subtle background.

With this stamp, I will be able to just circle the date!

I also LOVE that logo stamp set - Snippity of {ippity}

This is actually an envelope so I can save some memento's from a special day in December...
Add Image
Simple but sweet!

Again, with this stamp, I will be able to just easily circle the date.

I know we will have a FAMILY photo taken sometime in December...this will be the perfect page to display it!

This is actually a little pocket.

Well, I hope I have inspired YOU to create a December Daily as well. This is my first year doing this and am really excited about the whole idea!!
On these pages I have used stamps from the following {ippity} kits.
As December rolls around and I finish each page I am sure I will be grabbing my {ippity} stamps to add the perfect finishing touches!
Thanks for stopping by...Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

From our "family" to yours, may you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you and know that none of this would be possible without you!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

from the {Ippity} family,

Angela, Michelle, Christian, Ryan, Eryn, Eva, Maria and Kelly

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

{ippity} design team CALL!

Today is the DAY! 
We are OPENING UP TWO positions for the {ippity} Design Team for a TOTAL of 6.
Currently the Design Team has been blessed with:

Eva Dobilas
Kelly Landers
Eryn Hagen 
Maria Gurnsey
Please WELCOME Maria!
She is the newest chosen DT Member for {ippity}!
We are so excited to welcome her!
Be sure you take a moment to see her talent, by taking a peek at her blog.


Alright SO HERE WE GO!
Details, Details, Details.

How do I submit for the chance to be part of the {ippity} design team?

1. Please make a minimum of 3 samples of your creativity using {ippity} stamps.  You can make cards, scrapbooking, layouts, anything. 
(there are several {ippity} CHICKS with kits in stock ready to send out to you immediately)

2. Please send a picture of each your projects to by midnight December 16th, 2009.  Along with your the photos of your projects please include your FULL NAME, BLOG ADDRESS, and a little paragraph about yourself. 

PLEASE NOTE: An established BLOG is necessary to become a member of the {ippity} design team. However, it is NOT NECESSARY to be an {ippity} CHICK to be part of the Design Team.

{ippity} Design Team REQUIREMENTS: 

- Monday Blog Post each week on YOUR personal blog
- Participation in {ippity} Splitcoast Challenges on Monday's
- 3 submissions per month to various publications using {ippity}
- willing participation posting to the {ippity} blog as needed (average 2 times per month)
- new release participation (we will release new kits every 3 months)
- personal responsibility in adding completed ippity projects to the {ippity} gallery

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's T{Ippity} Tuesday!!

This is Kelly here welcoming you to our first T{Ippity} Tuesday post!!  Each Tuesday come by for tips designed to make being an {Ippity} Chick or Dude easier.  We welcome suggestions or questions you may have and we will try and address them in future T{Ippity} Tuesday Tips!

 I think you are going to LOVE today's TIP because it can save you some MONEY!!!

Did you see that the name of the Starter Pack has been changed to a Bundle Pack?  We wanted to make sure that you knew that you don't HAVE to buy the Starter Pack to get started selling {Ippity}!  You can actually start selling for as little as $27 plus shipping! BUT when you see what savings can be had why wouldn't you want to take advantage of the Bundle Pack (was Starter Pack) for only $150??

Are you guys liking the Blog Posts so far??
We are getting a lot of nice feedback and we really appreciate it!!

We think it is easier for all of us if there is a weekly schedule that we follow for what gets posted on the blog.  So Eryn, Eva and I have been planning out what type of posts will be on the blog for each day of the week.  We are in the process of having a calendar made that will be on this page so you can refer to it and know what to expect throughout the week! We might be a little anal, but we like schedules!! LOL!

So far this is the schedule for the {Ippity} Blog...

MONDAY:  {Ippity} Hippity Hop (weekly blog hop that you can sign up to participate in)

TUESDAY:  T{Ippity} Tuesday  (Quick tips to benefit our {Ippity} Chicks and Dudes)

WEDNESDAY: {Ippity} Matters  (Updates and discussions from the {Ippity} Management)

THURSDAYThat's How You Do It!  (Tutorials from the {Ippity} DT)

FRIDAYFresh Idea Friday  (Project share from the DT)

SATURDAYSaturday Flatter-Day  (We will be doing interviews and showcasing {Ippity }Management, Ippity Stamp Designers and even Ippity Chicks!)

SUNDAYSunday Faves  (Showcasing our favorite submissions from the SCS {Ippity} Gallery for the week)

 In addition to these fun things, be sure to visit the {Ippity} Forum where you can partake in Challenges and contests on a regular basis and have a chance to win Prizes!!

We want this blog to be for you so if you have any ideas or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.  Just leave a comment or drop us an email!

Thanks for stopping by, we REALLY do appreciate you!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ways to start with {ippity}

So, some of you took the plunge and ordered your {ippity}, and have had some great sales already...whoohooo!!!!! Congratulations on the success!!! I know some people are still thinking about it, so today's post is for you. This is Eva and I just got a little bit of information passed down to me by Michelle, so I wanted to share it with you all.

Remember that awesome Starter Pack we started out with? Well, it's still available, and now we call it the Bundle Pack. It's only $175 and it's one great way of starting your {ippity} business. Now, if you don't remember what's in it, let me remind you.

Get your {ippity} Bundle Pack!
(click the above image for larger view)

Click HERE to go back to the main {ippity} products page.

For only $175 (plus shipping) you get 2 of each of the kits shown above & 2 Add On Paper Packs from My Minds Eye.

IPK-100 Because of You (Your Price: $12 )

IPK-101 Kissmas & Mistletoe (Your Price: $9)

IPK-102 Simply Home (Your Price: $9)

IPK-103 Devoted (Your Price $12)

IPK-104 Just wanted to say... ( Your Price $9)

IPK-105 Straight from the Heart (Your Price $9)

IPK-106 Alphabetically Adorable ( Your Price $12)

IPK-107 Life's Little Moments (Your Price$12)

Now, if the Bundle Pack is not in your budget, we don't want you to miss out at all, so we are making {ippity} available to start with a stamp set at a time. You can start with just buying one of the stamp sets, in multiple or threes of course, so basically you can start with spending $27 + shipping, and you are in the {ippity} business!!!!

What other business can you get in with $27???? I ask you...hehehe...only {ippity}!!!! So, if you are ready, go to the Signup Page and start with your first set of stamps and create you little {ippity} empire one stamp set at a time! It's all up to you how big you want to make it happen!

So, the question is....Bundle pack? Or one, or few sets at a time? It's in your hand...again, what other company would be this flexible???? I hope you take advantage of his, you know the stamps are awesome, why wouldn't others want them? So, have fun with selling them!!! Remember that awesome feel of new rubber in your hands.....ready to ink up....don't you think others wouldn't enjoy that??? I know they would!!! :)

And at last, today I am sharing a layout I made using a couple of sets: Life's Little Moments and Kissmass and Mistletoe. This picture was taken last Christmas of us.

I used a technique I saw Miss Tanis using, which was stamping an image and punching circles and using them as a border. So I used the numbers collage stamp from the Life's Little Moments set and stamped it repeatedly on dictionary paper I had, then punched it out and used it as a border. Click on the image to see better. Hope you like it.

Well, that is all for today. Hope you find the post informative and give you some ideas of starting with {ippity}! And now I leave you with a very powerful quote, which I hope you think's one of those deep, meaningful quotes that sure deserves some least I think so...hehehe...let me know, if you do, too.

Have a fabulous {ippity} day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ippity is in the House!

Woohoo!! Many of your {Ippity} Chicks have been receiving your shipments of stamps throughout this week and it is evident in the {Ippity} Gallery at SCS.  Be sure to take a moment and see what people are doing with these wonderful stamps!

When you make a creation with your {Ippity} stamps, be sure to use the keyword Ippity when uploading them to any online galleries or forums.  We want to be sure and see what you guys have created!!

This is Kelly today and I  have been having so much fun perusing the Gallery this week scouting out some creations using {Ippity} that caught my eye and I wanted to share them with you!  So get ready to feast your eyes on some {Ippity} Eye Candy!!

This Beauty using the Devoted set was made by the first official {Ippity} Chick!! Cindy Coutts didn't waste any time ordering her stamps or in getting her {Ippity} into the Gallery!

 {Ippity}stamp designer Heather Rolin proves to us with this beauty using the Simply Home set that her talents go beyond just designing stamps.  She knows how to use those stamps too!!  Love it Heather!!

Jennifer Taylor has created this beautiful card that uses the Devoted stamp set.  I love the contrasting colors she chose that perfectly accent her card!!  Her color pallette comes from the paper collection that came with the collection.

Using wonderfully warm and rustic colors, Emily Niehaus has created this gorgeous card using the snowman and sentiment from the Kissmas & Mistletoe set.  I love all the distressing!

Robyn Leonard used the Kissmas & Mistletoe set to create this special card that is perfect to give a loved one this holiday season.  She also uses some of the papers that came in the collection with the purchase of the full set.

This card is just wonderful in many ways! Maria Gurnsey has added such warmth in her colors and produced a very balanced card using the Because of You set for the flower, and the Just Wanted to Say set for the sentiment.  This will definitely make someone's birthday very happy!!

And last but certainly not least Lisa Henke has given such an eyeful in this inspirational creation that uses the Devoted set and some of the papers too.  What awesome fall colors!!

Do you agree with me that these are some really awesome cards?  Now do you feel like heading to your craft area and whipping out some cards like I do?  Thank you so much for the inspiration ladies!!  We look forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creations!

We want to see yours too, so please get busy and give us some more to look at.  We will be featuring creations each week from our {Ippity} Chicks and our customers that inspire us.  So let's see what you can come up with!

Have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Live, love, laugh

Hello,'s Eva again on this lovely Saturday!!! Are you having a great one??? I sure am!!! :)

I don't know about you, I just love that sentiment, and love to live my life according to it. Life is just too short not to enjoy it. And the funny thing is, it's all about our perception of how we relate to our issues, so if you can just shift your perception to happier thoughts and find learning experiences in everything you do, life is really a just live, love, laugh.....

So, when I saw this sentiment in the Simply Home {ippity} stamp set, I was so excited to create something with it, so today, I am sharing what I made. Sure hope you like it and inspires you. Just like most of you, I got my huge box of {ippity} stamps yesterday, as I thought, I love these stamps, so why not sell them, too...hehehe. And when I opened my box, I found these totally fun papers by My Minds Eye in it. I so love the color combination on it, I hope you got them with your kits, too.

Anyway, here is the card I created with my newest {ippity} goodies. And I used the Splitcoaststampers newest sketch, #255.

Items used to create this card:

Cardstock: Neenah
Patterned papers: My Minds Eye
Stamps: {ippity}...of course..hehehe
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink and Ranger Distress inks
Punch: Fiskars
Cuttlebug embossing folder
ribbon and button from my stash

Well, hope you like it and that this inspires you a little to create with these adorable stamps!!! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Please come back tomorrow, as Kelly has some plans of wowing you with your pretty creation!!!

Have a lovely {ippity} day!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Butterfly Birthday!

Hello to all of you and hope you are having a wonderful Friday!!

So did Eryn's post yesterday knock your socks off?  I am amazed at how she was able to make such a fun and fresh album and incorporate so many {Ippity} stamps into it!! I hope that she got the ideas in your head turning as much as she did mine!!

Kelly here today with another card share for you!  By now many of you have started to receive your {Ippity} stamps (Woohoo!!) and your fabulous creations are making their way into the SCS Gallery.  I LOVE what I am seeing!!  You guys are awesome!!  (But actually I already knew that!)  :-)

I created a bright and cheery birthday card for you today and used several of the {Ippity} sets in the process!  Stamps from this card come from {Ippity} sets...
  • Devoted (butterfly)
  • Just Wanted to Say (frame for sentiment)
  • Life's Little Moments (number collage, happy birthday block)
And the DP is also from the papers released with the November collection.  All are from My Mind's Eye.

Here is a closeup of the butterfly from the Devoted stamp set (love this Tanis.. thanks!) I colored it lightly with my Copics and then added an opaque white pen to the hollow dots.  I also matted the butterfly in black cardstock and popped it up with some pop dots to really make it stand out.

I created the strip of numbers simply by stamping the numbers collage stamp from the Life's Little Moments collection three times in a row using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  It is a stamp I see myself using plenty of times!!

To create the Happy Birthday sentiment,  I first stamped my frame from the Just Wanted to Say stamp set and then by masking off parts of the Happy Birthday stamp from the same set, and stamping in red and blue inks, I could make this a two colored title to better coordinate with my card.  I added the little bit of extra bling in the way of rhinestones to both the title and the butterfly!

Can't wait to see more of what you guys create with these fabulous sets, so I hope I have inspired you to get busy stamping! Please share with us a link to your creations over on the {Ippity} forum at SCS.  We want to see what you are creating!  Also, I hope you are also playing along with the SCS challenges each day using your {Ippity} stamps.  These awesome stamps are one secret we don't want to keep to ourselves!!

Be sure to use the key word Ippity when uploading your works of art so we can all find them!

Thanks for looking, and please enjoy the rest of your day!! Eva will be back tomorrow with some more {Ippity} eye candy!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Life's Little Moments Mini Album

HELLO...It's Eryn posting today!
STILL flying high here with {ippity} excitement!!  I am the newest edition to the {ippity} design team and am HONORED for the opportunity!  Also, I have to say once again how lucky I am to be working side by side with Eva & Kelly...they are both such AMAZING women!

I was able to spend some time with my {ippity} stamps this weekend and created a  Family mini album...I am so happy I get to share it with you today!  The entire book includes stamps from the {ippity} kit called Life's Little Moments.  The paper I used is from the {ippity} paper package currently available {there is an image below}.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye, and is ADORABLE!  AND the best part is I still have plenty left over for more projects. How GREAT is that!?!?

I created my mini album pages by using a Kaiser beyond the page album.  I got my album ready by painting brown acrylic paint on each of the pages...just around the edges where I knew the paper would not extend.  I think it gives it a more "finished" look. 

You'll noticed that each page includes at least one of the {ippity} stamps.  One of the things that I love about this kit is that these stamps are PERFECT for stamping LARGE scrapbook pages OR a mini pages such as this.  :) 

I also incorporated chipboard into this helps give each page some dimension. To be completely honest I haven't used chipboard much in the past...BUT I discovered how to use it...easily!  I used spray adhesive and sprayed it directly on to the top of the chipboard piece, then added the paper and cut it out with an exacto knife.  The BEST PART or should I say the TIP that I discovered while surfing through some of my favorite blogs is to use SANDPAPER to finish off the took care of those "edgy" jagged corners that you get right after you are done with the initial cutting. 

This calendar stamp image is so VERSATILE...well actually, both of these are! 
But I really LOVE how easily you can date something with this square stamp.  It is kinda small here {click on the image to see the details} but it lists every month of the year and then each date.  You simply just circle the month & date...PERFECT!

I also pulled out my scallop and apron lace Fiskars punches...they are another easy way to add an additional element to your creations! 

This page I actually just inked up the H and happy on the Happy Birthday stamp...which makes this stamp very versatile!  More chipboard...some jute and brads and it completes the page!

My scalloped circle punch also came in handy...and fits perfect with the You & I stamp image!

Capture the Moments that take your Breath away...LOVE that quote!
This was a VERY special day for my family and fits perfectly with my Family Album!

Here is the LOVELY paper {ippity} is currently offering.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Having a variety of papers that all match like this really makes finishing a project like this mini album EASY peasy!  In my is definitly the way to go!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you are having a LOVELY day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

{ippity} MATTERS
Posted by Michelle
It has been less than two weeks since the launch of {ippity}. 
WOW!!  That is what I have to say!! 
At {ippity} headquarters, we are excited, overjoyed,
inspired and elated with the response we have received.
Lots of early mornings until late into the night, spent answering questions,
jotting down YOUR ideas, feedback and suggestions.
 I am LOVING every MINUTE of it!!

 We are hearing over and over again,
"this is JUST what I have been waiting for". 
"This really is a ground- floor OpportUNITY",
 "no committments", "no requirements",
"my passion feels inspired again instead of limited",
and "no stress!" 
"It is an amazing value...18 stamp kits and 12 pieces
of double-sided paper for only $175-who wouldn't want to buy this??"

For me personally,
my heart is so soft for those people that are struggling to make it,
to keep their homes,
to feed their kids.  I truly believe that {ippity}offers
hope in a world that is filled with unemployment,
lay offs and downsizing. 
We LOVE that {ippity}allows the chance for people
to purchase high-quality stamps at a great price
and also an OpportUNITY to make some extra money
doing what YOU are passionate about!

We just want  to help.
For me, this isn't work...this is making a difference......
this is offering something MORE.
Has this impacted me...YES...
more than I would have ever imagined.
 As more excitement, feedback and personal stories
come into my inbox and are posted on sites...{ippity} continues to GROW!!

Wow...speaking straight from the heart.
I love {ippity} more and more
each minute...
it is an opportunity to improve someone's life
on any level.

Every Wednesday, one of us from {ippity} headquarters,
will touch on what MATTERS most with {ippity} that week :) 


First of about something FREE for YOU
that many of you thought would be fun to add to our {ippity} line. 
Maybe some {ippity} LOGO Stamps. 
ALL new orders placed from November 18th to November 25th
will receive a FREE SET of {ippity} LOGO Stamps
(they measure 1-1/2" to 2"). 
We will also be adding them to our line of {ippity} product for purchase.

More to come:

an{ippity}locator list (a list of everyone that is selling {ippity})
{ippity} Design Team Call...ALL details will be posted here on November 25th!!
Exclusive {ippity} handles
{ippity} WILL be at the Winter CHA Show in January!!
H{ippity} Hop ({ippity} Blog Hop)
Recognition for {ippity} chicks that are ROCKIN' with {ippity}

Don't forget to check out {ippity} on Splitcoast Stampers website!  Lots of great info and a Private Group for {ippity} chicks and {ippity} dudes (those that are on board with {ippity}!

THE TOP {ippity} FAQ'S 
(I will be updating the FAQ's tab with the complete updated list so be sure to check it out here)

**Starting November 23rd...the turn-around time for orders is 3 business days from the time we receive your order, until the time we ship it out :