Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friday is almost here...

Happy almost end of the week!!! Things are finally starting to slow down a bit and get into a routine both at school and home.  I am hoping that means a little more time to get crafty and then share on my blog!

 I just wanted to stop by and share one of the cards I made last weekend!!  I can't remember if I've mentioned this here or not but I've agreed to make the cards for all the birthdays and events at school this year.  This card is for a gal's new house!! 

Do you ever finish up a card and think WOW that's one of my favorites ever?? Well I have to admit I did that with this one. I just love the color combos and the LO turned out well too!! 

I used the papers I received in the Taylored Expressions August 2011 kit. I have to tell you I absolutely LOVE getting these kits because they make combining colors and DP so easy!! The image is from the {ippity}'s Devoted set.  You can see this and lots more wonderful sets of {ippity} images from Aletha's sales blog

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Don't forget the Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #6 Button or Bow or Bling Oh My!!  is going on.  

As always, I am so grateful to those of you who follow and leave me some love. I know I haven't been out and about much but hope to change that.

Blessings and Hugs,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #6

It's time for another fun challenge at Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge. Our Challenge #6 should be easy to enter since our theme is “Buttons or Bows or Bling, Oh My!” You can use as many or few of each item as you'd like on your creation. You just need to have at least ONE of ONE of the products to play. Also remember we love seeing cards, scrapbook pages, ATCs, whatever you enjoy creating.  Be sure to read the challenge rules.  Prize you ask --  you get to pick out an {ippity} set of your choice from Aletha's {ippity} Sales Blog. If you use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, you name is in the drawing twice. How cool is that.  On with my creation.....

I used the {ippity}set  - ALL things are POSSIBLE from the September Release

Here's my card -- I am a little bummed that the top of the square isn't straight but oh well....

I also wanted to let you know that there are 2 groups you should think about joining!! The first one is at The Crafter’s CafĂ©Get Hippity with {ippity}. The second is Aletha's Yahoo group, Get Hippity with {ippity}. These groups are where you can show off your {ippity} or Unity little pieces of art and have some fun. An added advantage is that Aletha announces the next challenge 2 weeks in advance in both groups!! :-)

Hope your week is going well so far and thanks for stopping by!!

Blessings and hugs!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A little Ippity on a Sunday afternoon....

I have a few Ippity cards that I haven't time found to post so I'm going to work on getting caught up!! I really wish life would slow down so that I could do more crafting and less running around. However, I don't see that happening any time in the near future!!

Here are 2 cards  I made using the Ippity Set - shine, shine, shine.  You can get this and all the wonderful Ippity stamps from Aletha at her Ippity Sales Blog!!

All papers and ribbons were part of Taylored Expressions March 2011 Key Ingredient kit!! I just love these kits.

I'd like to enter these cards in the following challenges-
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything goes (this is their first challenge)

I really hope that I can start finding more time to play with challenges. I am so grateful to the gals at Feline Playful which makes finding the challenges so easy to do!!

I'll be back on Tuesday with the new Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge!! Hope you'll be joining us!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and that your week is filled with much love and joy!!!!

Blessings and Hugs!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #5 Sketch

Happy Monday!! Just a quick note to remind you that you still have this week to enter the Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #5 using the following sketch. If you need to get your hands on some lovely Ippity sets be sure to check out Aletha's Sales blog!!!

Here's my inspiration piece for it. The image can be found in the Hodge Podge of Happiness from Unity!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges as well -
Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Show and Tell - Anything Goes

Thanks for coming by today!! Have a blessed week!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Get Hippity With Ippity Challenge #5

It's time for a new challenge at the Get Hippity With Ippity blog!! I'm super excited because it is a sketch challenge which are my favorite types!! It starts today and runs through September 17th because we are going to 2 challenges per month now!!Yippeee!! More chances for you to win some free Ippity goodies!!

Here's the sketch to be used

Now here's my inspiration card --

I used the Now and Always set which you can purchase from Aletha right here!! It is definitely one of the most versatile sets in my collection. I'll be showing some other projects I made using it soon!!!

I also wanted to include the Challenge guidelines:

•You MUST follow the Challenge Blog.
•You can enter just ONCE.
•You DO NOT have to use an {ippity} or Unity stamp. If you do use an {ippity} or Unity stamp, your entry will be counted twice.
•If you do use and {ippity} or Unity stamp, you MUST leave a comment in the comment section stating which stamp/set was used.
•You need to stay with the current theme. You can create any project you like, card, ATC, tags, layouts, mixed–media, altered art, vintage, etc.
•You MUST link your entry to your actual entry blog post or gallery, not your entire blog, with mention of our GHWI challenge blog.
•You will also need to HAVE FUN! That’s what we are here for!

What do you win? A stamp set of your choice from Aletha's {ippity}sales blog and a Guest Designer spot in one of the coming months.

Now all you need to do is use the sketch for your creation and head over to the Get Hippity With Ippity challenge blog and link up your creation!!

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes.

Blessings and Hugs,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Creations Ink Challenge #8

I can't believe I haven't posted in 2 weeks!! But I have to say they have been VERY busy weeks!!! The girls returned to school and I am back to full time teaching. The beginning of the school year is so crazy busy with extra paperwork, getting to know students and just plain getting back in the swing I didn't even get much creative time!! However, I finally did on Saturday so now if I can get some blogging time fit into my schedule I'll have something to share!!!

Anyhow on with the challenge!!! Today starts the 8th challenge at Paper Creations Ink which is to create any project having a distressed or vintage look!! I have to admit this is a really hard style for me!! The challenge runs from today until September 18th at 7pm CST!!!

Prize you say?? The winner will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to

Let me tell you there are LOTS of wonderful images to be had!!!!

Here's my inspiration piece using the wonderful rose fan image!!

I also wanted to mention that we are starting a new challenge at the Get Hippity with Ippity Blog and it's a sketch one. Yippeee!!!!! I love sketches!!! We've decide to do 2 challenges per month so be sure to get over there and get the details!! I'll share more information on that challenge and my inspiration card tomorrow!!

One last thing -- it is also NEW RELEASE DAY for Ippity so check out the two new sets available now at Aletha's sales blog!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you each have a very blessed day!!

Blessings and Hugs,