Monday, January 31, 2011

H{ippity} Hop.. February week 1 challenge.

H{ippity} Hop
Good Morning, Angie taking over Ippity today.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Have you been like me and stalking
Facebook and Websites for photo's of CHA.. boy I wish I was there!!

We have Eryn and Eva there , I am sure they are both have the best time !!

Today is the start of the February 2011 Challenge (IHHTC2)
Remember just like the Month before this is how the week will run

Week 1- sketch
Week 2- color combo
Week 3- photo inspiration
Week 4- twist

here is the sketch for this weeks Challenge.

Here is just a sneak peek of my take on the sketch.

So let's get this Party Started.. Just click on the button below and it will take you through all the Ippity Design Teams blogs.. then you will make your way back to go through all the wonderful Ippity Participants Blogs for today's H{IPPITY} BLOG HOP!!

Time to get on the big green button below!
Next Blog

Our H{ippity} Hop Participant List

Hope you all have a Wonderful Monday,
we will announce the winner of January's Challenge when they get back from CHA.
thank you all for participating.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Faves.....on a Beautiful Sunday!

Goooood morning everyone. It's Lisa H. here and I'm excited to share some of the great {ippity} FINDS from the Gallery  this week.  As always, I was BLOWN away by your creativity.  I love that so many of you played along in this months new Challenge with a Twist. We've got a whole new batch of challenges starting tomorrow AND we will be announcing the winner of the Jan. Challenge. It's all so exciting.....and then soon enough we've got another {ippity} NEW release right around the corner.  WoooHoooo! For now, let's see what goodies I found!

Let's get things rolling with Rona! This blog post is full of beautiful inspiration, but it's THIS card that caught my eye!

And then this card using Here and Now by Monica! Wow! that flower is gooooorgeous!

Emily shows of the adorable hearts from Moon Beam and Heart Strings wonderfully here with this round scallop card.

And what about this fun way to give some chocolate this Valentine Holiday by Patricia??? The reds and browns are perfect with this heart from Music of My Heart
I LOOOOVE me an great easel card.....this one by Savannah is beautiful! She used the flowers from Faith Blooms!  The colors are so earthy and pretty.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to leave some love for these wonderfully creative ladies! Looking forward to seeing more of your {ippity} creations in the coming week! Enjoy the Day!!!
 and Hugs!
Lisa Henke

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

flattering our {ippity} chick...SARAH!!

i am so excited to be BACK with our fabulous
we introduced her to you on tuesday...
and i am BACK today with more FUN details!

sarah has an etsy store:

here is some CRAFTY inspiration via Sarah...
how AMAZING are these projects!

check out this headband she created WITH HER IPPITY stamps!!
i LOVE this....

now i just know you HAVE to get these stamp kits...
don't forget, Sarah is running an {ippity} SALE just FOR YOU!!!!!

****Free Shipping when you buy $40 or more!
Free $6.00 stamp when you buy $60 or more!
Special runs through February 14th, 2011.

from Sarah in her own words....

Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi! I'm a Kansasan native...married 7 years to my best friend from college & a stay at home momma of 2 little girls, ages 3 yrs & 7 months. I keep pretty busy with the kids, creating for craft shows (tutus, baby/kid items, etc), church (playing the guitar), gardening, baking, and more. It's hard to believe I ever had time to be a Director of Christian Education years ago. How life changes. :-)

How did you first get involved in stamping?
I've been crafting...and creating for so many years I really don't remember when I started playing with stamps. I know I was a little girl. However in the past couple years I have become more focused on stamping. You can use stamps for so many, scrapbooking, home decorating, and more. I like getting the most for my stamping makes better financial sense to me (unless of course you want all the stamps!).

What is your stamping style?
Simple...I keep pushing myself to try other techniques and styles, however I tend to keep things simple. Plus I love using kraft cardstock...and seems to say simple to me. :-)

Tell us about your creative process...
Most of the time I just grab a stamp or paper that is calling my name and go with the flow of creative juices that hit me. Other times I know I have a birthday, or special occasion to create for that helps direct me.

What is your favorite {ippity} stamp set and why?
Gee Whiz...that's tough - I like them all. Faves (how about one from each release)....Devoted, What Matters Most, Now & Always, Quotes a'la Happy, Sing A New Song

How often do you stamp?
As often as I can. Crafting with kids is a bit tough, especially when they want to be involved.. (Don't get me wrong - I love my daughters interest in stamping...but my bits of perfectionism gets the better of me when I have too many helpers & I'm trying to create for myself or others.

How long does it take you to make a project you are happy with?
Since time is limited for me...I try to create in 30 minutes...however sometimes it can be an hour depending on the project or if the creative juice hasn't kicked in.

What does your craft room look like?
Messy desk when I'm creating...fairly orgainzed space otherwise. I have to stop and clean periodically so I can mentally function and the creativitity continues to flow.

What is your biggest paper crafting challenge?
Having the time I would like to have to craft....and combining patterned papers.
What is the name of your Creative Blog?

What is the name of your Ippity Sales Blog?

What made you decide to start selling Ippity?
I wanted to share my joy of crafting & stamping, the hope to earn a bit of $ and I love the designs Unity/Ippity have in stamps.

Tell us about your experience selling Ippity
I have enjoyed sharing my passion of crafting...and showing others {ippity} creations and stamps! Everyone I've shared with are thrilled with the designs. I hope to start offering classes this spring.

What song best describes you?
My hubby says it should be "Raindrops keep fallin' on my head." Because as the lryics say...

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head

But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red

Cryin's not for me

'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin'

Because I'm free

Nothin's worryin' me

If you were stranded on a desert island what are the three things you would bring?
Can I make it 4 things.. A hammock, Margaritas, satelite phone and a Hot Man (which can not be my husband I was he doesn't want to be stranded on an island.)

What is your favorite quote?
Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God.

What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Soup, milk, eggs, cheese, tortillas, yogurt, fruit, carrots, baby food, caramel dip & apples

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
More time, More sleep, More patience

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Just Another Day in...??? (you fill in the blank)

What would your dream vacation be?
I would go back to Ireland, Germany & Italy. However I would be thrilled to simply take a trip with my hubby to the mountains for a long weekend.

thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit SARAH's blogs...
don't forget she has her IPPITY ON SALE! 
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Eryn Hagen

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fresh Idea Friday

Hello friends and hello weekend!

Can you believe January is almost at its end???  
What a fast pace to the beginning of 2011!!!  

And that also means...  
is almost here.  Eeeek.

So, I thought I would share a sweet little Valentine that could be mass produced.

I am going to be honest, I have never mass produced a Valentine in my LIFE!  But I think these turned out pretty darn cute and would totally make them for my kid's {if I had one} classroom.

  • Now and Always stamp kit
  • Straight from the Heart stamp kit
  • Season of Joy stamp kit
  • red card stock
  • white card stock
  • red, pink and black ink
  • Versamark embossing ink
  • white embossing pen
  • blender pen {I used the one by Tombow}
  • anywhere or long reach hole punch
  • small suckers {like dum-dums}
 Plus, I created a little video tutorial as well.  Hope you like it.

There is still time to get in on January's 
Hippity Hop Twist Challenge.
The deadline for all your projects is January 30th at Midnight CST.
Check out the Ippity SCS Forum for all the deets.

The PRIZE is pretty AWESOME.  We've made it BIG since it is a MONTH long challenge.  It is an Ippity Prize PACK, so it is not just a stamp set.  It could have a mix of paper, ink, embellishments or more thrown in.  Ippity is pretty generous, so it is going to be ONE AMAZING prize!

Monday we reveal a whole NEW set of challenges for February.  
I hope you are enjoying the new challenge format as much as we are!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa Arana
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

That's How Thursday!

Hi there, it's Eva here today!  I promised you a little tutorial on Monday, so I am here to share that with you today!  

It's all about BRADS and SILHOUETTE.

Well, you don't need Silhouette for it, but that is what I used.  So here is the card I made to share my little tutorial.

You see the little flourish of brads?  Well, I used Samantha' Walker's Flourish Swirl rhinestone Silhouette cutting file  to create my pattern with.  Isn't this pretty?  It's really to use with rhinestones, but I thought it would be perfect with brads as well.  

Once I cut the pattern, I placed it on my patterned paper I was going to use for my card and I marked the spots I was going to place my brads in.

Once marked, I just pierced my holes.

And at last I placed the brads in the holes.

And viola....again, here is a close up of my card using brads.

I hope this inspires you a little bit to look at brads in a different view.  It sure made me think different about them.  I have quite a bit of amount of brads from the past and this could be a fun way to use them.  

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

flattering our girl SARAH!

i am SO EXCITED to introduce you to one of our FABULOUS {ippity} CHICKS...
visit sarah's blogs:
sarah has an etsy store...check it out here:

isn't this card AMAZING...and look at all of that IPPITY, she didn't even need to use any patterned's ALL just gorgeous {ippity} stamps!

sarah is running a SALE!
check it out...
******Free Shipping when you buy $40 or more! 
Free $6.00 stamp when you buy $60 or more! (Plus FREE SHIPPING!)
Special runs through February 14th, 2011.

a little tip from sarah, in her own words...
I have found the way people are drawn into {ippity}stamps is seeing the stamps in use. Especially when they can see the stamps used in several different ways, ie other than just cards.. Small thank you notes, decorated sacks, tags, etc using the {ippity} stamps is another easy way to showcase {ippity} and entice the desire for other stamp sets. ;-)

some fabulous class ideas from sarah...
Mommy (or Daddy) & Me opportunity for mom's/dad's to stamp & teach their kids. A couple cards, a photo frame & oranment, tag or clip/pin. Classes making cards of holidays, seasons, birthdays, general, etc.

HOORAY...that was FUN...
and i'll be back on SATURDAY with more FLATTERING info on our girl Sarah!

thanks for stopping by!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Eryn Hagen

Monday, January 24, 2011

H{ippity} Hop!

Hi there, hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Are you ready for our newest challenge?  It's week 4 of our monthly challenge and we have a FINAL TWIST for you and it's to


And here is a little peek of what I made for this challenge.

And now click on the Blog Hop button to see what the DT made for this challenge and make sure you check out what our Chicks and Customers created for this week.

Later this week we will be updating you with what the winner will be receiving for this month's challenge, so stay tuned!  And now, let the hop begin!

Well, have a WONDERFUL day and ENJOY the HOP!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday Faves!!

Hi Angie here, how is your morning going.. it is white out there.. about (- 18) ... brrrrrr. But we are all good in the hood.. warm and cozy.
Welcome to Sunday Faves.. this week was such a hard week to pick. there were 6 pages of new ippity uploads in the gallery.. wow. .. that is just amazing. Keep them coming.
First off is the Sweet and very Inspiring Savannah O'Gwynn don't you just love this card
way to go Savvy with using so many wonderful Ippity Stamps. I really need to make one of these it does make me feel happy like the sentiment.

Oh my.. Lynn Miller you are a Rock Star with this amazing card for the challenge. love how you get inspired.. Using so many of the Ippity Stamps. Love it.

Loving this card by Emily Keaton.. great die cut image love the background Ippity's Burlap..

No we all know I just love Mixed Media.. so Kim Dellow has made these amazing tags with some Ippity stamps to embellish it... look I can see What Matters Most and Simply Home.
Amazing Kim!

Here is another beauty by Elizabeth She used Sing a New Song

Thank you everyone for inspiring me this Sunday.. I love all the cards in the gallery this week so everyone keep them coming.. we want to see more!! This week lets get 10 pages of Ippity Creations!! We can do this!!

Hope you have a wonderful day.. remember tomorrow is
H{ippity} Hop Monday,
so if you have not signed up for the hop do so today HERE.. we want to see your creations!!
Also check out the SCS Ippity gallery.. lots of wonderful Ippity project to inspire you.. get your Mojo going..remember to leave some love.. we all love comments , It all starts HERE!
We also have the last of the month long challenge tomorrow.. so If you have not played yet check it all out in this thread HERE.

Have a great day, Happy Sunday!

Angie Blom

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Card Sketchin' with Ippity!!

Hello there!  Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!  It's Karen just sharing a quick and easy
tip for you today!  When you are in the need for a mojo jump start... there's a shortcut that I think we can all rely on..and that would be card sketches!!

Today, I am using the "Farm Fresh" and "How You Doin'?" {ippity} stamp sets!!  I've had this 6x6 Webster's designer papers, and when this pie stamp was introduced, I immediately new I'd be using these papers!  I love the Americana feel to these papers, and that pie (I think I will call it a cherry one) as the top corner of the papers lead me to this so delish with that paper-pieced crust (giggle)!!

If you are interested in playing along with this SC315 Card Sketch, visit the SCS Forum and play along!  There's never a deadline to meet, they have a new sketch every week to entice us, and what an awesome way to promote our love for {ippity} stamps!!

I love that you can use them to spark up your creativity, flip them, or just use the basic sketch provided!  I'll be sure to upload my card on the forum, and I'd love to see yours there too sharing some {ippity} goodness!!

That's it for me today! Sure hope I was able to help in spicing up your mojo for the day!!   Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

That's How Thursday

Hey everyone it's Stephanie here to share a quick tutorial with you!!! Now I know you have seen how popular banners have become in the crafting world and I know you want to try to get the most out of those spellbinder dies. So I have come up with a new to me way to make these sweet little banners using those small spellbinder dies that we never really know what to do with at least I never know what to do with the smaller dies!!!

Dp Pink Paislee and Kraft cardstock for cardbase
Spellbinders Label die
twine and buttons
scoring tool
Pop dots adhesive
Ippity stamps-How You Doin'
Party Hat Wishes and your ink

Step 1
Die cut your labels and score down the middle forming a triangle.
I decided on three triangles for my card you decide according to your card size on how many you want!!!
Step 2
Place your pop dots on each of the banners and then place your twine as close to the score line as possible!!!

Step 3
Now it's time to fold and make your banners and then you can adjust your twine where you want it. Then tie a knot at each end of your banner and trim extra twine off.

Step 4
Now the fun part putting your card together!!!
Stamp your images I did a little paper piecing for the scallops.
Add more pop dots to the back of your banners and adhere to your cardbase.
Your done!!!

I hope you enjoyed and have a fabulous day!!!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Stephanie Muzzulin