Saturday, February 25, 2012

Many Many Thanks

I am happy to be playing along with some of my favorite challenges this week. It has been a long time since I've been able to join the Play Date Cafe challenge, but this week's colors really appealed to me:

I used a few different {ippity} flower stamps to create a bouquet.  Then I added a fun twist on my neutrals-newspaper!  I also used sketch FTL179 from Clean & Simple Stamping.  This is a new-to-me challenge blog.  No winners, no prizes-just fun sketches to boost your creativity!  If you love skertches, please be sure to check it out. :)


This share is a fun little card that could be used for announcing a pregnancy (not me! lol) or for congratulating someone on THEIR good news.  Make sure they have a good sense of humor! :)

The pregnancy test stamp is from {ippity}'s "Preggo" stamp set.  The "huh?" sentiment is from Unity's "Mix-up of Cuteness" set.  I couldn't figure out when I would ever use this little sentiment, but when I looked through my stamps yesterday, it just clicked that these two stamps would be fun together!  You can get both right on the Unity Stamp Co. website-just be sure to choose me as your {ippity} chick once you're there! I am also entering this card in the CAS Challenge over on the {ippity} blog.  It's fun to Keep it Simple! :)

Priceless Friendship

I finally got a chance to play along with this week's Chick challenges {with Ippity}!  Many of you know that this is the challenge blog that I run with my sweet friend and fellow {ippity} chick, Jenny Johns.  Sadly, I rarely have a chance to join in.  I knew that this week's sketch would be perfect for an idea that I had in mind for the new "Fabulous Girl" stamp from {ippity}.

I imagined this sketch as a store window, filled with retro style dresses.  I started with a 3x3.75" white panel, which I stamped and paper-pieced with several different patterned papers.  Then, I cut the panel into three sections and adhered it to my black card base.  I drew some little price tags to go along with the sentiment and the theme of the card.  I was so happy with the results!

I hope that you will find time to play along with this week's challenge, too!  You can find the sketch and all of the challenge details HERE on the Chick Challenges blog.

thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Halloween

I have a few projects to share using {ippity}'s newest releases. This was a card that made for a recent Paper Crafts magazine. Sadly, it was not chosen, but I still wante to share it!
I used {ippity}'s new stamp set, "Sucks to Get Old". I just love that sweet little lollipop! I colored my lollipops and bows with Copic markers, and I layered the round "pop" to give it some dimension.
The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from a retired Unity stamp set. I really love the background paper on this card, too. It is an embossed chevron design from SEI. I *think* it is from the "Spooks" collection. Super fun and glossy!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you would like to order this stamp set, just head over to the Unity Stamp site-HERE is a direct link to "Sucks to Get Old". I'd appreciate it if you would also click on me as your {ippity} chick!

Getting Old...

Today's share is a fun birthday card, filled with sarcasm. Kind of...but as a thirty-something girl, I can totally relate to the sentiment! Can you?
I used one of {ippity}'s February releases, "Sucks to Get Old". You can now order that set directly from the Unity website-just click on me as your {ippity} chick!
I paper pieced it with white and hot pink cardstock, then mounted it onto a cropped Spellbinders die cut. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was a challenge for me to do a "color pop" card like this because I love patterned paper and lots of color! However, I wanted to play along with this week's challenge at the Play Date Cafe. The challenge was to use black and white, with just a splash of hot pink. I missed the deadline to enter, but still wanted to give it a try! You just never know what technique will give you great results!