Saturday, November 19, 2011

{ippity} Thanks(giving) Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the thanks(giving) blog hop with a few {ippity} chicks!!  Thanksgiving is a great time of usually marks the beginning of the holiday season.  It's also a time to think about all we are thankful for. What a great time to have a blog hop centered around giving thanks and thanksgiving!

So pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage, and hop through the blogs!

I am giving away some {ippity} goodness to a random peep, so don't forget to leave a comment (winner will be picked on 11/25!).  Some of the other chicks are also giving away blog candy, too, so comment along the hop!!  Happy Hopping!!!

My project is a mini acrylic tag album. I created this album to carry with me as a symbol of my gratitude and thankfulness. Loads of pictures to show you all the details.

I used the following {ippity} stamps for this project: Season of Joy; A Moment in Time; Here and Now; Straight from the Heart; Loads of Love; Love in Return; and The Simple Things. 

Next up on the hop is Cheri.  visit her blog at the paper freak.  The complete list of hoppers is below.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Unity's Friends with Flair

With Thanksgiving next week, I thought to show a little gratitude with this card. I used the following {ippity} stamps to create this cute little birdie card:
A Moment in Time
Fall for You

Copic markers used to color this cute little bird on the branch are V20 - Wisteria; V25 - Pale Blackberry; Y23 - Yellowish Beige; and YG95 - Pale Olive.

Other supplies used: Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa; ColorBox Chalk Ink in Blackberry; and a white Glaze pen.
As always, shipping is free for any size {ippity} order and you get a free gift.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Release Day!!!!

So very excited for this release! So without further ado,

Pain and Pride - so very cute

Warm Wishes - hello winter wonderland
Find us under New Releases to take us home

Card using Pain and Pride: I wanted a clean look to feature the adorable penguin on skis. Of course, there was a load of Copic markers used to create this little guy, but it was way fun.

Up close and personal to the Mr. Skiing Penguin

Card using Warm Wishes: I pulled out the embossing gun (a tool that I have not had out in a while) for this card. To add some more elegance to the flourish, I added pearls to the centers of all the snowflakes. I love using Memento ink pads - they stamp clean and crisp. I have had the London Fog color for a while now. I bought it thinking it was gray. It is really a blue gray but, works wonder for tone on tone looks with this color range.

Detail shot of the flourish and saying

Remember, there is always free shipping on all orders. And all orders receive a grab bag stamp and a handmade card added to the order. So have fun shopping for {ippity} stamps.


Friday, November 4, 2011

It is often the Bend...

It is often the bends in the road that teach us how to live our lives. Funny how a car stamp and saying make me look at life. October is here and gone and now we are into November. How time slips away sometimes. I say goodbye to October with a cold that is still hanging on and memories that I wish that I did not have from this month. But I have learned that God does not protect us from what will perfect us. Certainly when I made this card, I did not think it would be a life lesson, but sometimes the simplest things come from the things and people we love.

Onto the card: I used some burlap like ribbon, Tim Holtz patterned paper, and Authentic Man stamp set from Ippity.

Detail Shots: