Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{ippity} blossoms with JULIE RANAE MURRAY!

it's TUESDAY which means it's {ippity} BLOSSOMS!!
WOOOHOOOO...I LOVE getting to BETTER know each one of our FABULOUS {ippity} chicks EVERY WEEK!  

i am SOOOOOO EXCITED this week to introduce you to our {ippity} chick
and i have had the HONOR of meeting this wonderful AMAZING woman IN REAL LIFE at CHA in Chicago...how lucky am I!?!?!  

julie has created some FABULOUS projects JUST FOR YOU TODAY...
they have NEVER EVER been published online before...EVER!

julie used the kit PARTY HAT WISHES...
THE perfect set for all your BIRTHDAY cards...don't you think!
i personally absolutely LOVE that eye chart stamp!

LOVE the vintage FEEL that Julie gave to these cards...
i would be ONE HAPPY chick to receive this birthday card!

for a CLOSE UP just click on any of the images!

another FABULOUS card by Julie with this kit-
this just screams HAPPY birthday!!

in honor of Julie's IPPITY BLOSSOMS WEEK -
she is running a SALE!
wooohooooo, check this out!
Currently all Ippity Sets are on sale......

with every order of $65 or more,
you receive a free Ippity stamp!
I'd say y'all better head on over to Julie's {ippity} BLOG right away!

julie also has a TIP she would like to share to other {ippity} chicks or to those thinking of becoming one:

A wonderful merchandising tool is to create display boards with samples of 'what you can do with Ippity stamps. 

Use these boards when selling at craft fairs or teaching workshops

When teaching workshops, focus on specific techniques that work well with Ippity images

YAY. I LOVE that Julie!!

okay...so now it's time for you to check out
and then head on over to her CRAFTY BLOG for
lots of fun, stampy, crafty GOODNESS!
THANKS for joining us this week...I'll be back on SATURDAY with MORE of Julie's projects and FUN facts about her!

ENJOY your day!

Locate an Ippity Chick!
Eryn Hagen

Monday, November 29, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday

Hey everyone, it's Eva here.  Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend? Hope you made lots of fabulous memories and also got some shopping done and now you are ready for a new week.  

Well, today, I am going to offer up a new challenge for the week and it's an inspiration challenge based on  yummy CAKES....how fun is that???  I can be inspired just about anything, and as I was thinking about what to pick for this week's challenges, for some reason cakes popped in my head.  Maybe I was craving them...LOL...don't know, however I went searching for a site that offers a pretty yummy cake gallery and I found this one:

Now, let me just say, I don't know them, never ordered from them, I was only looking at the site for pure inspiration, so don't blame me if you order a cake from them and don't like it, but on the flip side, do share if you loved their cakes...LOL

So, check them out and here is what you have to do to play along

1. Simply create a card or project using the Cakes for Occasion gallery as your inspiration of course using Ippity stamps.
2. Upload your project to your SCS gallery by midnight on Sunday, December 5th, 2010 with keyword: IHHC52
3. I will randomly choose a winner next Monday, December 6th and I will post who the lucky winner is in a thread in the {ippity} forum.

Winner will get a Kissmas and Mistletoe stamp set! (isn't that perfect timing for the Holiday?)

And here is a sneak peek of my card

Make sure you check out the design teams projects for this week

Eva Dobilas

then check out all the FANTASTIC {ippity} projects by these FABULOUS ladies

savannahland 2

Mary's Creative Journey

Julie's Open Window

Heart Hugs

We also have a Hippity Hop comment prize as well
so leave a comment on all of today's H{ippity} Hop blogs
 Designer and Participants blogs.. we will pick a blog and a random winner from that secret blog and give away another prize. The winner will be announced on Thursday right here on the Ippity Blog during Hip Hop !!
how cool it that!!


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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Faves

I'm SO excited to bring you this weeks
Sunday Faves
The gallery is filing fast with FANTASTIC ideas using the
NEW {ippity} release
If you STILL need to order your favorites from this release just click on the button below to find a chick to order from.
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NOW...lets take a look at this weeks eye catching creations :){Savannah} made this wonderful ornament using some of the older sets. I LOVE the snow she added to the houses and how she added the year...what a great keepsake for the holidays.{Lynn} always amazes me! I LOVE all the white and the texture....I think I need to work on my fear of glitter too. I REALLY love that heart.
This clean and simple card from {Susan} would be a great card to mass produce for the holidays. I'm sure a lot of you (including me) STILL need plenty of Christmas cards.
I totally LOVE the layout...the embellishments and the colors of this cheery birthday card from {Nora Anne}. The orange is such a FUN pop of color!
WOW...I am blown away by this big...beautiful bow!! {Jen Marie} kept the layout simple to let this bow take center stage. The little bit of red adds to just how STUNNING this card is.
and last but not least is this HAPPY card from {Jen}. I LOVE the way she used so many of the new stamps from Farm Fresh and the NEW Cosmo Cricket paper. Those polka dot scallops make me heart sing :)
Hope you loved this weeks FAVES as much as I did...Check out the full gallery {HERE}.
Maria Gurnsey

Saturday, November 27, 2010

FlatterDay Saturday with Elisabeth!

Hello and Happy Saturday!!

It's today on the Ippity Blog that we flatter someone!!  
And we are still focusing on the wonderful and talented 

Elisabeth Ostrowski 

who is one of our Ippity Chicks!

We hope that you have visited her sales blog and taken advantage of the special that she is running right now!

Now is the perfect time to get those newly released Ippity Stamps, 
or just to order those stamp sets that you need to give to your 
stamping friends and loved ones for Christmas!!

To help us get to know her a little better, we have asked Elisabeth some questions...

General Questions

·       Tell us a little about yourself.  {Family, location, background, job, kids, etc.}
I’m 46 years old, married for 25 years and mother to three children.  My Husband and I live in Northern Jersey along with our two youngest, and our oldest daughter lives in Brooklyn.

Stamping Questions

·       How did you first get involved in stamping? 
I’ve always been involved in some sort of craft, ever since I could remember - macramé, needlepoint, crochet, knitting… about seven years ago I stumbled upon paper crafting and have never looked back!
·       What is your stamping style? 
A jumble of everything really, I’d be hard pressed to come up with a word that describes my style. 
·       Tell us about your creative process.
Whatever works.  Usually I sit and stare and move things around.  Sometimes, (and oh how I love those times) I don’t even think, my hands just do.  I’m always happiest with those projects.
·       What is your favorite {ippity} stamp set and why?
Right now I’m really drawn to the new sentiment set, “How you doin’?”  I love that I’ll be able to mix them in with all the other sets!
·       How often do you stamp? 
I try to get a little something done every day, actual stamping or at least planning. 
·       How long does it take you to make a project you are happy with?
One never knows….45 minutes?  A week? 
·       What does your craft room look like? {messy, clean, etc.}
A place for everything and everything in its place.  Well, that’s the plan anyway.

Check out one of the amazing cards that Elisabeth made using our new
 Farm Fresh Ippity stamp set.

{ippity} Chicks

·       What is the name of your Ippity Sales Blog?
·       What made you decide to start selling Ippity? 
I vend at a local monthly crop and {ippity} stamps are the perfect addition to my vending table!   I love their quality and I was drawn to the images.
·       Tell us about your experience selling Ippity
I’ve loved every minute of it!  I love teaching paper crafting and stamping and have enjoyed incorporating {ippity} into all my projects!

Here is a closer view of her talented work!! I love how rustic she made this card look!

Just for FUN Questions

·       What is your favorite quote?
 Just about anything from Winnie the Pooh.
·       What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Grapes, cheese, milk, eggs, 4 different brands of hot sauce, blanched almonds, and some left over beef barley soup.
·       What would your dream vacation be?
Quiet camping on a lake.  Fishing, reading and absolutely no itinerary!

Thanks Elisabeth for letting us highlight you this week!!

I hope that you have enjoyed this long holiday weekend (for our stateside friends.)  Be sure to stop by Elisabeth's or any one of our Ippity Chick's blogs to find out what specials are being offered!!

And until next time, Happy Stamping!!!
Locate an Ippity Chick!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fresh Idea Friday

Happy Friday Everyone!

For our peeps in the U.S. - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday.  It is my favorite holiday.  A day designed to be full of gratitude, family, friends and good food. 

A perfect day to put a song in my heart.

Today, I have a little project to remind me to keep that song in my heart. 

I just adore this little plaque.  It isn't big, but it is the perfect size to hang in my little area at work.  Something to remind me to keep that song going strong.  To keep positive and remember NOT to let the little things get me down.

I used a 3.5" x 3.5" square of chipboard and covered it in some fun and bright digital patterned paper.  I stamped the bird onto the same pink grid paper (though hard to tell in the pic) and then colored him a little with some Copic markers.  The ruffled ribbon is by Bazzill (a new found love). 

The Sing a New Song stamp set packs a powerful punch.  It is one of my favorites from the recent release.  What?  You don't have this set yet?  Oh well, don't you know you can get it from one of our FABULOUS {ippity} chicks?
Locate an Ippity Chick!

Who is out shopping today???  I must say I am not a big early morning Black Friday shopper.  I used to be when I was younger.  Now, I just head out in the afternoon sometime and see if anything catches my eye.  If it is meant to be, it will be there waiting for me.  ha-ha.  If you are out braving the cold and crowds, what goodies did you find?

Lisa Arana

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Flip Flop Hip Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone it's Stephanie here for Flip Flop Hip Hop!!!

First order of business the winner from the comments left from Hippity Hop monday

Suprise Blog Paper and Joy

Comment winner is:

great color combo! Love the new stamps!
November 23, 2010 8:09 AM

Andrea wins this fabulous Ippity kit:
please contact Eryn Hagen at... eryn@unitystampco.com for your Prize

I am going with this weeks theme which is to Bag It Tag it.

Kraft Giftbag
Your Favorite Dp
Some Yummy stamps (New Bella Blvd)
House A Home would also be perfect for this.
Border Punch
Ribbon and twine

1.Decide on your papers that you want to use.

2.Cut paper to size of your giftbag

3.Stamp and paper peice your images

4.Adhere papers to bag

5.Add your ruffled ribbon

Now onto your tag

1.Cut your Dp to your desired size tag

2.I like to use a circle punch for the top of my tag to make it a little more fun
3.Add your eyelet and twine

4.stamp your sentiment and adhere with pop dots.
5.Tie tag to bag
That's it and now you have a nicely customized giftbag!!
This is going to be perfect for a friend of mine who just moved into a new place.
Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!!!

Stephanie Muzzulin

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ippity Blossoms with Elisabeth Ostrowski

How fun was it last week getting to see all those new stamps being released!!

Have you ordered yours yet???

It's easy to do... all you need is an Ippity Chick to order from.

We skipped introducing our Ippity Chicks to you last week because of our new releases.

So this week we are back on track and have another Ippity Chick to help you get acquainted with!

Let me introduce you to  

Elisabeth Ostrowski!!

She is ready and waiting to sell you some of the most amazing stamps in the world!!!

If you frequent the SCS Gallery or forums or have been on any of our Hippity Hops, then you probably already know Elisabeth!  Her work is amazing and she finds fabulous ways to create with our wonderful Ippity Stamps

Here is a sample of something she created with Ippity Stamps...

Ippity Stamps used:  
Cherish Your Dreams

You can find Elisabeth's personal blog here...

And here is her Ippity Sales blog...

Elisabeth has some purchasing encouragement for you!
She states... 

"To celebrate the new Fall release I am offering


on all purchases through November 25, 2010"

And if you are ever in the vicinity of New Jersey, you might want to check out her monthly classes using Ippity stamps and a crop opportunity!  Just email her for complete details...

Elisabeth has an excellent sales tip for other Ippity Chicks...

My tip for Ippity chicks:  A catalog is a powerful tool, and will help you make repeat customers.  I hand them out to my customers as an inventory list to keep track of what sets they  already have...and what they still need!

Be sure and come back on Saturday to hear more about the talented

 Ippity Chick Elisabeth Ostrowski!!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winner of our Guest Designer of the Day Contest!!!

Happy Monday afternoon, I am here with an EXTRA SPECIAL post to announce, who the winner of our Guest Designer of the Day Contest is.  Hooray, hooray!!!!!!!!!  After looking at the sweet entries, we have chosen

as the WINNER and here is her pretty card that won our heart

Carisa, please email Eryn at eryn@unitystampco.com to claim your very own CUSTOMIZED {ippity} HANDLE.  And I will message you about the blog hop details for 12/2 sometime today or tomorrow.  Can't wait to see what you will make for that!

Thank you all, who participated in the challenge, it was certainly fun to see all the entries. :)

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Happy Monday it's Stephanie here hosting this weeks H{Ippity} Hop and challenge. With Christmas fast approaching I know I can hardly believe it myself I thought a Christmas challenge would be nice. This weeks challenge to make a Christmas ornament we have a couple great Ippity Christmas Kits perfect for this!!!

it's EASY to play along...
1. Simply create Christmas Ornament using {ippity}
2. Upload your project to your SCS gallery by
midnight on Sunday, Novmber 28th with keyword: IHHC51
3. I will randomly choose a winner next Monday, November 29th and I will post who the lucky winner is in a thread in the {ippity} forum.

Here is a little peek at mine

Make sure to check out the fabulous DT!!!!
Eryn Hagen

Now for the fabulous Ippity Chicks and customers!!!
Hope you have a fabulous Monday

Stephanie Muzzulin

Sunday Faves!

Lots and LOTS of beautiful {ippity} creations in the gallery this week. But then it wasn't hard to choose since the new release was just a few days ago.

I do want to say a HUGE thank-you to all that participated in the release week festivities. All you comments were so nice, sweet, and over the top kind! The DT gives a big shout out to all of you for making the week a GREAT one!

Did you order??? If not, Be sure to contact your {ippity} Chick!

Get these HOT new stamps into your hands!
I'll share some of my favorite finds from the {ippity} gallery,now!
I'll start it off with this blue, Holiday beauty by Jen Marie. She always uses these stamps in unique ways! Love that! The wreath is actually the frame from Cherish Your Dreams! Snowflakes and sentiment are from Season of Joy!
Rona's card is next! Swoooon! LOVE that birdie and she did him up oh-so cute! I just know we'll be seeing lots and lots from this great set-Sing a New Song!

OMG! How cute is this????
What a fantastic idea for this fresh, fun, and downhome set. Thanks Kelly for sharing this with us! Farm Fresh AND Gurnsey Gingham are a perfect fit!

I am a sucker for shaped cards and boy-oh-boy is this a cool one! From the great way to show off the new paper-Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket, to the scallops, to the awesome sentiment-this card just rocks! THEN you open it up and it all comes together when you see the eye-chart image. Sooo creative, Jen! Great use of Party Hat Wishes!

Here's a set of beautiful tag with the same set that Joan did up!

and a few of the amazing challenge cards I found in the gallery! These just jumped out at me-pure joy! I ♥ {ippity}!!!

this tag by Savannah!

and this beauty by Lynn!

and this awesome eyelet scalloped round card by Carisa!

and I'll end today with this FAB-O card by Jimmi!

{ippity} rocks!!!! Enjoy the day! See you back here tomorrow for the winner of our Guest Designer for a Day contest!

Lisa Henke

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