Monday, August 1, 2011

New Month, New Challenges

Welcome to a new month and some fun new challenges as well!!!

Get Hippity with {ippity} Challenge -- 

It’s that time again for another Get Hippity with {ippity} challenge. I can't believe it's our 4th month - way cool!!!! 

This time we are doing a COLOR COMBO. You are to use three or more colors that you see in the inspiration card. This project was created by Angie Blom, a designer with Unity Stamp Co. She was kind enough to grant us permission. I have to tell you Angie is one of my favorite designers!! She just has such an eye for color.  

Angie’s inspiration piece:

The rules…
•You DO NOT have to use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, but if you do, you are entered in the drawing twice. (We use the “random generator thingy.”) DO let us know what stamp set you used in your project.
•You need to stay with the current theme. You can create any project you like, card, ATC, tags, layouts, mixed–media, altered art, etc.
•You can enter just once.
•You need to post  in the discussion area at GHWI and in your TLL gallery.
•When posting to your gallery on TLL use the keyword/tag IPPITY#4. If you post other places on the web, please use GHWI#4.
•Come visit the Design Team’s blog and do a follow. We really like follows! GHWI Blog
•You will also need to HAVE FUN! That’s what we are here for

Here's my project -- 
Here are the details 
  Image - Ippity Set - What Matters Most
  Sentiment - Unity Kit of the Month - December 2010
  Seam Binding - JLJ Designs Artfire Store

Aletha has a new {ippity} August releases scheduled for Friday and I'm sure it's going to be another awesome one! So head over to  The Latte Lounge and join our No. 4 challenge at Get Hippity with Ippity/Join the Unity Community.

Paper Creations Ink 
The second challenge I want to tell you about today is found at Paper Creations Ink.... Challenge #6 - Stitching Theme!!  All you have to do is use some type of "Stitching" whether it is by hand, sewing machine, faux or even stitched ribbon. Remember you can make any type of project you want - scrapbook page, card, 3d project, etc....

This challenge will run until Sunday August 14, 2011 at 7PM CST.  You can find all the details, guidelines and Inlink to join at the Paper Creations Ink blog.  

Oh yeah don't want to forget the cool prize ---Our Sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Stamps! How do you like that, a Stitching Theme being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps who has so graciously offered a $10.00 gift voucher to their online store! Isn't that an awesome prize for one lucky person? 


Be sure to head over to the Paper Creations Ink blog to get the full details on the challenge and our sponsor!!

Well that's it on the challenges today....

On a personal note, I am super excited because I am heading off with my best friend for a few days to a condo on Lake Erie!! She's not much of a crafter but that's OK because we are the type of friends who can be together and do our own thing.  KWIM?? She's looking forward to chilling at the pool, reading and watching some movies and I'm taking my crafty supplies to spend some serious time creating. The one project I absolutely want to get down is our Disney album from earlier this summer.  I want to journal and such while it's all fresh in my mind.  Anyhow, all I know is that I am really ready for the get away.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Blessings and Hugs!!


  1. Adorable! Love the little clothespin :)

  2. hope you're having a wonderful time Melissa!!!

    gorgeous cards hun, love your fun colors & designs!
    hugs & blessings!