Saturday, November 5, 2011

{ippity} November release day!

How 'bout some fun winter themed stamps?

Warm Wishes
$16.20 $18.00

Pain and Pride
$5.40 $6.00

Love that 'lil penguin! I'm expecting my {ippity} order today or Monday, so order yours now! ;) 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{Ippity} Christmas in October blog hop!

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop! If you've come from JenMarie, you're on the right track. If you need to start at the beginning, please head for Heather!

My project today uses one of my favorite new sets - Gingham Christmas Greetings. This set has so much possibility! Do you need {ippity}? Click on Hot Ippity Dawg above - I'd love to be your {ippity} chick. 

Supplies used:
{Ippity} - Gingham Christmas Greetings
Sizzix embossing folder
EK Success punch
SU border punch
CTMH white ink
Memento - Bamboo Leaves ink
random cardstock and ribbon
Ranger gold paint dauber

Leave a comment...I love comments...and I'll pick a random name for a prize. A bit of {ippity}, a package of that spectacular green bling that I used, some 6x6 paper....and a few other fun surprises. And don't forget to play with the Chick Challenges sketch challenge this week! My sponsor post is here

Now you're off to see Rona - but don't forget to comment for a chance at some goodies! :) 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chick Challenge - Sketch! :)

Thursday means....a new sketch at Chick Challenges! And this week, I'm sponsoring...come play to win a $20 {ippity} gift certificate.

How fun is this sketch?

And my sample:

Supplies used:
{ippity} - Thanks for all things
{ippity} - Now and Always
Pink Paislee paper
Memento ink
random cardstock
Bosskut Gazelle for card shape, and spiral flower

Now it's your turn - go forth and play
random craft cardstock

Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile!

Greetings and salutations! :) 

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight! Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done. It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon. If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500. The donation link is over on the sidebar, if you're so motivated. :) 

Those of you who know me, know how totally dental-phobic I am. The mere word dentist will make me twitch. :) So, to do something like's pretty darn important. If you're making your way thru the hop in order, you should have come here from Lindsey Wood's blog. If not, you might want to head back to the Sweet Stamp Shop blog, and begin at the beginning. 

So, what's my project? Yeah, I know - stop with the chatting, get with the card. :) 

Supplies used:
{ippity} - Thankful for all things
We R Memory Keepers - Comstock Collection. (talk about a flashback - the Cosmo Cricket team before they were Cosmo Cricket!)
Bazzill ribbon
palette hybrid ink
Prima flower
random brad

My card came from a sketch...the new Chick Challenge blog, by the {ippity} chicks! Head over and play with us! :) Remember, the Roxie Repair Fund sale is still going on all my {ippity} inventory. I'm happy to say that Roxie Roo is doing well, and almost completely recovered. :) 

Now, again, enough with the chatting, off to the hop! You've got all weekend to leave comments...remember to leave one here! :) Next up, you're off to Jennifer Rzasa

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October {ippity} release!!!

It's here, it's here! October {ippity} release day! :) In stock, and ready to ship!

Time for....friends & wine
$16.20 $18.00

Thankful for all THINGS
$5.40 $6.00

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Chick Challenges - Day 3!

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}!  Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!
Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.  Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects.  We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets.  To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!

To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (; 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is.  (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.

So, day three, and it's my turn! :) My card today uses one of my favorite recent {ippity} releases - Loads of Love!

Supplies used:
Loads of Love
Basic Grey - Lauderdale
Memento ink 
Copics! Love me some Copics. :) 

Don't forget that the Roxie repair fund sale is still going, too! Now, head off to the rest of the hop, and don't forget to enter to win! 

Here is the hop order for Day 3:
Heather Flaherty:
Lisa Wallace: - you are HERE! 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

{ippity} sale for my baby Roxie Roo Shih Tzu!

What a heck of a week....

Dog fight - stressful.

Bloody, frantic trip to the vet - VERY stressful!!

Vet bill for fixing up my shih tzu, Roxie - $985 and still going

Having my favorite shih tzu baby home, with her eye intact, even if it is stitched? PRICELESS!!!! 

So, for the next couple of weeks, all of my {ippity} inventory is on sale, 10% off, free shipping. Mention Roxie in the comments on your order, and I'll toss in a few surprises. :)

All but a couple of older sets are in stock, and ready to ship! Click here, or on Hot Ippity Dawg above! 

And big hugs to Roxie:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September {ippity} release!!!

How cute are these? Which one is  your favorite? They're both in stock, and ready to ship! :) 

Gingham Christmas Greetings

ALL things are POSSIBLE

Sunday, June 5, 2011

{ippity} release day - it's here!!!

Yay! It's here! My stamps arrived on Friday....I had a really big problem with this release. I couldn't decide what to play with first! :)

All of the sets are available to order, here.  Free goodies with each order, Primas, ribbon, and free shipping will run a bit longer.

I settled on New Season, New Wonder....and bright, happy colors. :)

Supplies used:
{ippity} - New Season, New Wonder
Basic Grey - Lauderdale
American Crafts stamp markers
Faber Castell gelato - orange
Memento ink
kraft cardstock
random pearls

Thanks for looking! :) Orders placed today will ship out first thing on Monday....will you get yours first?

Friday, May 20, 2011

June 2011 {ippity} Release!!!

Ch-ch-ch-changes....! Unity has revised and streamlined the {ippity} chick program. It's limited to 50 chicks, and yours truly made the cut! 

Plus, there will be more frequent releases. New stamps are on the way! :) These are a pre-release right now....official release date is June 5th! 

So, I do believe we need to celebrate. Place your pre-order, and receive not only brand new stamps, but....a bag of random Prima flowers - who doesn't love flowers? And a random spool of ribbon - who doesn't love ribbon?
And...all pre-orders will ship for FREE! :) 

TGIF, and happy {ippity}! Now, what's your fave? (Click on any set to see a larger image!)

The Best 

Flowers + Friends = Priceless

New Season, New Wonder

My True Joy

The Man

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday!!!

Happy Tuesday!! :) First, let's see the results of the OWH says...

MomsBeenScrappin said...

Such an adorable card and I love the digi image!
Congrats, Doris!!! :) Please send me your mailing info, and I'll get your prize out! 
And some fun....I'm the {ippity} blossom this week! So to celebrate, free shipping on {ippity}, and free ribbon and flowers with your purchase. 'cause I like giving prezzies! 

One of my blossom projects....

This was fun. The flowers are cut from Duralar, with the Tim Holtz tattered florals die. Colored with alcohol ink, then stampted with archival black with Gurnsey Gingham and Dots for sure. The background is embossed, and the 'lil flowers are primas. 
The sun is out here, hope you're having a spectacular day!! :) 

Monday, March 7, 2011

H{ippity} Hop Monday!!

Yep. Assaulted by Monday again! :)

If you're following the hop, you should have come from Kate. If not, hit the {ippity} blog to see the whole list for today! :)

Sweet thoughts of spring. In frozen MI, YES! Welcome SPRING! LOL! While I've used the bunny from this set a BUNCH of times, I realized I had never used that cute 'lil chick! He has HEARTS on his tummy!!!! :)

Supplies used:

Ippity - Sweet thoughts of spring
Echo Park - Summertime
Prima flower
random pearl
random cardstock

Thanks for looking! :) Next up is Martha! And a side note. I hear that this is Eryn's last hop. She was one of the very first Unity peeps that I "talked" to....and I'll miss her. All bright best wishes for your fabulous new journey, Eryn!!!! {{{{hugs}}}}

Saturday, March 5, 2011

OWH Bunny Hop!!!

Happy Saturday!! :)

Hopefully, you're following the Operation Write Home bunny hop. You should have come from Jacquelyn....if not, start at the OWH blog, to see all the fun!

OWH has a couple of deadlines coming up....Easter themed cards need to be in the shipper's hands by March 18th, and Mother's Day cards by March 31st. If you're like me, and more motivated for generic cards, those are welcome anytime! :)

Yeah, I know - stop the talking, and get to the card, right? :) Keep reading all the way to the end, I might have a soooooprise!

A few weeks ago, I was luck enough to WIN some Bugaboo stamps in the midweek throwdown! :) I don't have a lot of digis, and these are just TOO DARN CUTE!!!! So I had to use 'em....

Supplies used:

Bugaboo digital stamp - Puppy Love - Envelope
Basic Grey - Stella Ruby
American crafts - pearl cardstock
random cardstock

Speaking of digis, did you know that OWH has freebies on their site? I did cool is that? Check these out!

OK, if you made it this far, I did promise a surprise, right? How 'bout a giveaway? Leave a comment, tell me what YOU like about OWH, and I'll draw a name for a Thoughts from the Past stamp.

Now, off to your next stop - Laurel!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday - surprise! :)

How fun is this? OWH has a weekly sketch challenge, and this week, I made a sample for them....

Supplies used:

Unity - Cuter than most
Basic Grey - Recess
random cardstock
Memento ink

Thanks for looking! :) Now, head over to the sketch challenge, and let's see what you create!

Monday, February 21, 2011

H{ippity} Hop Monday!!

Happy....Monday? Not so much. :) But my favorite thing about Monday is the {ippity} hop! Start at the {ippity} blog, and head down the list!

I'm working thru some {ippity} stamps that hadn't seen ink. I know. Shocker!

Supplies used:

{ippity} - So this is love
MME - Hazel papers
random cardstock
Distress ink - vintage photo, worn lipstick
Memento ink
Spellbinders - fancy labels

I kept adding stuff. It just didn't look right. So, simple it is! ;) Hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

GIU - Winners!!!!!

Happy Saturday!!! :) Got a few winners here...

Growing in Unity says....

Noelle Reese said...

I love the colors! Great card!!

My Tuesday winner - Bevy of Butterflies. says...

Denise said...

Sweet card! I love the color.
Bevy of Butterflies is a great set! I'd be thrilled to win it! Thanks for the chance!


My Thursday winner - Dots for Sure. says...

Gwen said...

What a great card! Love that sentiment!
Congrats!! :) Winners, please email me your mailing info -

Friday, February 18, 2011

Growing in Unity - day 5!!

TGIF!!!! And Friends with Flair is my favorite part of Friday. :) Head for the Unity blog, to see all of today's friends, and don't forget to look for the blinkie to win FREE red rubber!

My card today uses Unity's Hip Hop Sketch challenge 45. Every week, the fabulous Jimmi posts a new sketch in the Unity forum. Create project. Enter. Chance to win prizes. People, that's more red rubber! You'd be crazy not to enter! ;)

Supplies used:

Unity - Forever Friends
Neenah cardstock
random cardstock
random scraps
Bazzill ribbon
Memento ink
Distress ink - tumbled glass
Cuttlebug embossing folder
random bling

Today, the SUN is out in MI, so I needed a bright, happy card! Hope your Friday is Fabulous!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Growing in Unity - day 4!!

I'm a bit late today, just does that sometimes. :) Let's see if I can't make it up to you!

Supplies used:

Unity - Forever Friends - I *love* this set!
Black Market Paper Society paper
Zva Creative flourish
Memento ink
Spicas! Love me some spica. :)

If you made it all the way down here, how 'bout we give something away? Leave a comment, and I'll draw on Saturday for a Dots for Sure stamp from Ippity!

And a quick reminder that Tuesday's post has a prize, too, in addition to the Unity prize.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Growing in Unity - day 3!!

Happy Wednesday!!! :) It's supposed to be raining here in MI. We'll see what the day brings!

This canvas is my grandbaby. :) It's a pic from Christmas, turned into a sketch, and printed on Neenah. Took 2 tries for the canvas, let's just say the first one was a colossal FAIL! LOL!!

Supplies used:

Unity, Donna Downey, The Artist in You - guess this is now split!
Unity, Donna Downey, Insightful Meadow
Much, much Glimmer Mist
Glimmer Glaze, Glimmer Glam
Claudine Helmuth - blue paint, gesso, multi-medium - if you haven't played with this stuff, you NEED to, it's VERY COOL!!!
Archival ink, jet black
Ranger gold paint dauber
random metal butterfly

There's glimmer glaze on the saying, so it was really interesting getting a pic of this one! LOL!

Have a fabulous Wednesday, and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance at a prize! :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Growing in Unity - day 2!!

A simple card today. I dreamed this one. If I'm the only one who dreams about my stamps, don't tell me, 'kay? My psyche may not be able to handle it. ;)

Supplies used:

Unity - Bevy of Butterflies
Memento ink
IRock rhinestones
random cardstock
CTMH ink
Zing embossing powder

This one is for All Things Unity's challenge - use your favorite stamps. I have TONS of favorites, but this is one of the first sets I bought, and one of my go-to favorites. 'bout a prize? I have an extra set of Bevy of Butterflies. Leave a comment on this post, and Saturday, I'll draw a winner to get the set!!

Happy Tuesday! (In Frozen MI where the sun is out!!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

H{ippty} Hop Monday, and Growing in Unity!!!

Happy, happy Monday!!! It's H{ippity} Hop day, and my first day of Growing in Unity!! Leave a comment, and all of the comments for the week will be in a drawing for some goodies!

Start at the {ippity} blog, to see the whole list of blogs for today!!

It's grey here in Michigan. Grey, cold, damp, and did I mention GREY? So I wanted to play with some bright, happy paper...sketch from a new card sketch blog, Sassy 'lil Card Sketches. :)

Supplies used:
Ippity - Quotes a'la Happy
Ippity - Dots for Sure
Ippity - How ya doin'
Echo Park - Summertime
Memento ink
Signo white pen
Stampin' Up border punch
random cardstock

So, we're halfway thru February. How are you going with your crafting goals? Make more, spend less, learn a new technique? I'm curious! :) Need {ippity}? Click on Hot Ippity Dawg at the top, and order for same day shipping!

Don't forget to leave a comment, and visit the {ippity} blog to see who's hopping today!

Monday, February 7, 2011

H{ippty} Hop Monday!!!

Ugh. Monday. Never a good thing to leave doc in a box with 4 prescriptions. So this will be short. :)

Start at the {ippity} blog, for a whole list of today's hoppers. :)

First up. This card is for OWH's Midweek Throwdown challenge - cards with a farm theme:

Supplies used:

Ippity - Farm Fresh
Ippity - Gurnsey Gingham
Black Market Paper Society paper
random cardstock
button from the button jar
Memento ink
chalk ink

Second, proof positive that I'm's PINK! LOL! Not usually a pink person...

Supplies used:
Ippity - Sweet Thoughts of Spring
Ippity - Gurnsey Gingham
MME Laundry Line
random cardstock
yellow spica

Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

H{ippty} Hop Monday!!!

Yep. It's Monday again. Assaulted by Monday? Gypped out of a weekend? :) But, the H{ippity} Hop is here!!

Hopefully you started at the {ippity} blog. If not, head over, and check out the full list of those hopping!

The {ippity} folks changed up the challenges for this month...month long challenge, with a new twist every week? How fun is that? :) My submissions...and a bonus card, too, just 'cause.

Week 1 - sketch. I had a heck of a time with this sketch til I flipped it...

Supplies used:

Cosmo Cricket - DeLovely
Ippity - Because of you
American Crafts foil cardstock
Prima flower
SU ribbon
Recollections pearl
random cardstock

Week 2 - red, white, and blue:

Supplies used:

Ippity - Quotes a'la Happy
Pink Paislee - 365 Degrees
random cardstock

Week 3 - inspiration photo. This paper "felt" like the photo to me:

Supplies used:

Ippity - Music of my Heart
My Mind's Eye - Tickled Pink
SU lace
Prima flower
Recollections pearl
random cardstock

Week 4 - use brads!

Supplies usedL

Ippity - Cherish your Dreams
My Mind's Eye - Tickled ink
Bo Bunny brads
random cardstock

This one...just 'cause. I love this set, and hadn't inked it yet. 

Supplies used:

Ippity - Where you should be
Basic Grey - I think it's Infuse
random cardstock
gold foil paper
Bosskut Gazelle

Remember, I have almost all of the {ippity} sets in stock - hit the Hot Ippity Dawg page at the top to find yours! :) 

Now, back to your regularly scheduled Monday....