Jun 29, 2011

life's moments...

it's funny how sometimes you can have something for a long time and not really notice it. then later you stumble across it and it speaks volumes to you.  i've had this {ippity} set for probably a a year.  yet i never really thought about this sentiment before.  i was looking for a stamp for a different card and i saw this one.  i love it!  i'm also starting to layer stamps more.  i think it's a cool look!  it's fun to experiment with different stamps and how they look layered.

have you discovered the cool background stamps that are only $6?  thoughts from the past is one of them.  such a great stamp.

life's moments...
stamps: ippity
cardstock: walnut cream, blue bayou, colorbox pp
ink: blue bayou, old paper distress
tools: corner chomper

Jun 28, 2011

july peeks...

sneak peeks of the new {ippity} stamps coming out on july 5th!  (click on the names to see them!)

pre-order by 6/30/11 and get a special pre-order bonus!!

Jun 27, 2011

where there is love...

happy monday! had a great weekend...did some yard work, went walking, and got to spend more time in the craft disaster area (aka my craft room!). i'm loving rediscovering some {ippity} stamps i forgot i had! you can have some, too!!

where there is love
stamps: ippity
cardstock: barely banana, rich razzleberry, soft sky, walnut cream, su pp
ink: soft suede, broken china distress, peeled paint distress, old paper distress
embellishments:  glossy accents
tools: prismacolor markers

Jun 24, 2011

counting the days...

hello, summer. you have been missed!! summer is finally here!  long days, pool days, watermelon, sun tea!  love it all!  and i can finally stop counting the days until summer!! 

counting the days
stamps: unity, dear lizzy+american crafts
cardstock: poppy parade, concord crush
ink: onyx black, concord crush, peach parfait, cool carribean, daffodil delight
embellishments: glossy accents

Jun 21, 2011

true friends...

so i had an idea in my head of a card i wanted to make.  i usually have several ideas.  but they almost never turn out how i thought it would.  this card did.  it turned out even better than i wanted it to.  when i first saw this cute set (flowers+friends=priceless...see the whole thing here!), i thought "oh great...another flower set" because i don't already have a dozen.  but it is starting to turn out to be my favorite set!  it's got so many possibilities!

true friends
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white cardstock
ink: daffodil delight, marina mist, rich razzleberry, blushing bride, peeled paint distress ink

and today is my introduction as an official {ippity} chick on the unity blog!  how fun is that?!

Jun 20, 2011


spent a little time in the craft room this weekend.  let me just say, it's been too long!!  i definitely need to make more time, more often!!  here is a set of atcs i made for a birdcage swap that christie is hosting.  love this bird stamp!  and a bonus, i found this cool hero arts background stamp on clearance at hobby lobby for $4!  hope you had a great weekend!

stamps: hero arts, melody ross+unity, katie & co
cardstock: walnut cream, dusty durango
ink: wild honey distress ink, peeled paint distress ink, walnut stain distress ink

Jun 19, 2011


the winner of the books a'flutter stamp from the blog giveaway last saturday is:

nancys (momsnack)

and the winner of the itty bitty stamp from the {ippity} shug facebook page is:

cheryl p

please email me your address (here) so i can send your prize.
thanks for playing along!!

happy father's day!

happy father's day to my pop and all the other dads out there! 
i love you!

annual daddy daughter dinner date, 1980 or so.

Jun 17, 2011

free stamps...

free stamps?  and you haven't played along??

a few chances:
  • my giveaway for some {ippity} goodness.  see here.
  • another giveaway for some unity goodness.  visit {ipity}shug on facebook.  don't forget to "like" and post on the wall that you are new.
  • challenge going on over at the {ippity} blog.  anything but a card.  win a gift certificate!

what are you waiting for?  they all end tomorrow.  it's time to get inky!!

need an {ippity} chick?  
i'm your chick!!

Jun 14, 2011

thinking of you...

i needed a thinking of you card and  wanted to make a simple one.  this one was both!!  took not long to make and used my new stamps in the process!  used the direct to paper technique with the ink.  love that.  a friend had surgery so i wanted to send a card.  of course i wanted the cards to continue so that's why i'm sending it a week later!  *wink*

don't forget to comment on the the next post for a chance to win {ippity} stamps!  and if you are visiting my new {ippity} shug facebook page, don't forget to leave a comment there, too!!

thinking of you
stamps: ippity
cardstock: white
ink: barn door distress ink, peeled paint distress ink, onyx black

need an {ippity} chick?  
i'm your chick!!

Jun 11, 2011

got ink?

if you've got ink, i've got stamps.  i haven't made anything in a while and my blog was feeling neglected.  so how about a little giveaway?  leave a comment telling me which new {ippity} set from the june '11 collection is your favorite (find them here).  i will pick a random comment on saturday, june 18th and the winner will receive books a' flutter.

and a bonus...go 'like' the new {ippity} shug facebook page  (clickie, clickie) and leave a comment telling me you are new to my page and i'll pick a winner to get this cute itty bitty from unity!

need an {ippity} chick?  
i'm your chick!!

Jun 6, 2011

kind of a big deal...

want to win a $20 gift certificate to your favorite {ippity} chick (ahem...possibly me!)?  have you checked out the {ippity} blog?   it's time for a challenge!  play along with the challenge and you could get some fab new stamps!  so go get crafty and post your creation over on the {ippity} blog and see if you win!!  

here's the 'anything but a card' creation i made.  a tag for my pop.  i know he won't see it before father's day (since i doubt he checks my bloggie!) but if he does, then happy father's day, early!!  i used stamps from 'the best' set and 'the man' set.  both are great sets!  and can you believe that 'the man' set is only $6??  six bucks!! 

kind of a big deal
stamps: ippity
cardstock: walnut cream
ink: versamark, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, early espresso, weathered wood distress, peeled paint distress, broken china distress, old paper distress
embellishmnets:   7 gypsies paper tape, smash* paper tape (k&co), clear embossing powder, twine

need an {ippity} chick?  
i'm your chick!!

Jun 5, 2011

beyond happy...

june 5th is finally here!  that means new {ippity}  istamps are in the house!  woot woot!!  and it's been far too long since i've inked up some rubber.  so here's my first creation using the 2011 summer collection.  the stamps i used are from the set 'the best'.  the stamps in this set are awesome and huge!!  {love} them!  don't forget to check out my {ippity} blog to get some of these fabby stamps (on sale, too!)  i made my own little flower embellie to add a little zip!

beyond happy
stamps: ippity
cardstock: pink pirouette, early espresso, stampin up pp
ink: cherry cobbler, early espresso, old paper distress