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!