Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hip Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness!


(But I must confess that I used Ippity stamps instead of Unity!  
The project I made for today's theme worked perfectly with a certain Ippity stamp!)  Sorry!!!

I hope that you started at the Unity Blog to begin today's Hop and if you follow along all the links, you should be getting to me by way of Karen Maldonado's blog.

Today's HIP HOP theme is


Specifically we are honoring those afflicted with Breast Cancer in honor of 
Breast Cancer Awareness being thing month!!

Here is the project that I made for today!

I  decoupaged a glass plate with tissue paper and added the sentiment 
you see from the  Ippity Stamp Set called 

Delightful Little Things!

To learn how I decoupaged the glass plate, please check out my Tutorial 
on Ippity Blog at the end of this HOP!!

But before you get there, you have a few more blogs to visit.  
For starters, your next stop will be at the talented Lisa Arana's blog!!

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Be sure to stop by the SCS Unity Forum for some wonderful chatting and bonding time with the DT members and all the Unity/Ippity fans!!!

ALSO... Unity is announcing their new co-branding with Jillibean!!  The new stamps are amazing!! Many of the Ippity DT members are showing them off today!! Don't miss any of the DT members' blogs!!!  AND... be sure not to miss the HUGE SALE going on today!!!

Have a great day!!!

Looking for some Ippity Stamps? Click below!!

Locate an Ippity Chick!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrating my Birthday with Ippity!!!

It's time for Hippity Hop!!

And it's also my Birthday!!! 

Today I am celebrating my 47th birthday!  And I am so thankful to say that it is a good day and I expect an even better year ahead of me!!  The past year was full of many changes in my life, but in retrospect they have all been good ones that I am thankful to have experienced all of them!! 

I have the most wonderful and loving family who came over yesterday to celebrate with me and their love and support has gotten me through so much!! I am truly blessed.  I love my job and have the most amazing co-workers and friends at both the hospitals I work at.  And I can't fail to mention my fabulous friends who make every day so special in one way or another!! 

This is the beautiful arrangement my mom made for me!!

Thank you so much to all of you Ippity Chicks, fans and DT members!! You guys are like family and friends all in one!!  I was so blessed yesterday by the outpouring of love from the DT when they all gave me a bouquet of handmade flowers!!  They are so talented and so giving.... it made me cry tears of joy!!  I love you guys so much!!!

I am hostessing today's Hippity Hop and in honor of it being my Birthday, I am challenging you this week to create a BIRTHDAY CARD!!

Here is the one that I created for today.  I am also following the Unity Addicts Challenge UAC23 from Wednesday which was to create a monochromatic card with a pop of one other color.  I used these great oranges from some Kaiser Craft paper and layered the flowers that I cut directly from the DP.

The Ippity stamp set that I used is called Just Wanted to Say

For IHHC47 please create a BIRTHDAY CARD
Upload it to SCS Ippity Forum using the keywords
Ippity, Unity and IHHC47

Next Monday, one lucky participant will receive
Delightful Little Things as their prize!!

Good luck!!

To purchase any of the Ippity Stamps please click

And now for more Ippity fun, head over to the

where you can find the list of all of today's Hippity Hop participants!! 
 Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a stamp set! 
 It's a new Prize contest we will be having each Hippity Hop!!

Have a great day!! And thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Thankful Hip Hop!

Happy Hip Hop Everyone!!!

Today is special because we are announcing all the winners from our 
World Card Making Day Challenges.

My Challenge was USCWCMD21 which was to make a One Layer Card!

Thank you soooo much for all of you who participated.  I went through the Gallery and left you all some love. It really means a lot to me that you participated in any of our challenges!! Thank you soo much!!!

Without further adieu, the winner of my challenge is Katylynn with this gorgeous one layer card...

Thank you so much Katylynn!! Your card is so beautiful and such an inspiration for me!!  Please email Jimmi at to claim your prize!  You have won the wonderful Ippity stamp set called

Faith Blooms

So to start off the Hip Hop today, please head over to the Unity Blog to get started!

Our theme for today's Hop is Giving Thanks or Being Thankful!!

I needed to make a "Thank You" card for a dear friend who recently gave me a gift, and so it was a perfect opportunity to pull some amazing Ippity Stamps!!

For my card today I used a Bit of Burlap and the "Many Thanks" sentiment from Bitty Pixie Paisley.


The DP is from BG's Pyrus collection.  It is perfect for this time of year with those deep fall colors.

I used SU's ink in the Really Rust and Chocolate Chip colors.

Your next stop on the Hip Hop today is Lisa Arana's blog!!  Click below to visit it!!

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Don't forget to visit the Unity Stamp Co. page at SCS for some chatting and prizes!!
We will see you there!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Halloween Hip Hop!!

Today we have a Halloween themed Hip Hop for you!!  

So start over at the Unity Blog to find the blog hop button to get you started on the Hop. 

You will head to the blogs of all the Unity and Ippity DT members.  You are on the right track if you are heading to me from Karen Maldonado's blog!!

For my project today, I made a candy treat holder that is very easy to create!!  The idea and directions came from this blog!  It's the template for the Peek a Boo Box.

The DP is from My Mind's Eye Boo to You series.  The Ippity pumpkin stamp from the That's Creepy set was embossed in black (excuse the spill over... I couldn't find my embossing buddy!) and then I cut out the center to allow the candy corn to show through the window!  I added some trim and ribbon to complete the festive Halloween look!

You should give one of these Peek a Boo boxes a try!! It was fun and easy and could be very versatile depending on the stamp you choose to use!!

Need to order your Halloween stamp set from Ippity? 
 Click HERE to find an Ippity Chick near you!!

Now to continue on the blog hop, your next stop will be at the talented Lisa Arana's blog!  Have fun!!

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Did you hear the great news today???  Unity has their new website up and running!!  Make sure you check it out!!  We have been waiting for this for a long time!!  I am so happy for Angela and the Unity Gang!!

UNITY's NEW WEBSITE (click here!)

Please come by the Unity Forum at SCS for some chatting today too!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's a Banner Day!!

Welcome to this week's edition of some of the best blog hopping there is to be had with some of the most amazing stamps out there!  We are talking about Ippity stamps!!  Want some of your own???

Click HERE and find an Ippity Chick near you to buy them from!! 
 You won't be disappointed!!

To start our Hippity Blog Hop at the beginning, please head over to the Ippity Blog!!  Then follow down the list of all of today's participants!!  Have fun and be prepared to be inspired!


Yesterday was Eryn's Birthday and Eva hijacked the Sunday Faves post to celebrate her birthday!

You may have seen my card there yesterday, but I wanted to share it with you here too!!

I knew I wanted to use Turquoise and Yellow as my main colors because those are two of Eryn's favorite!  We were challenged as a DT to incorporate a banner on our projects for her.

So I decided to use the banner stamp from the
Love in Return set!  

I simply stamped the image on many different October Afternoon papers and alternated them yellow and turquoise to fit across the card.  I added the sticker letters from OA also.  And stitched the tops of the banners with embroidery floss.

I used some of the amazing crinkle ribbon that Eva gave to me and added some felt embellishments to the ribbon for its' center!  

I hope Eryn likes it!!  Sorry Eryn but it is running late! I will have to mail it out to you ASAP!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday! I was thinking of you!!  :-)

So now you just have to head back over to the 
to find who's next in the lineup!!  

Enjoy your day!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Seasons of Joy!

Well hello there and Happy Hip Hop!!

It's Thursday again and that means that it is time to head over to the

where you can start hopping around to all the DT member's 
blogs from Unity and Ippity!!  Don't forget to also hook up with us
 throughout the day for some chatting on the SCS Unity Forum. 

For today's Hip Hop Sketch Challenge, we have a really awesome one that was made by our wonderful guest Designer Angie Blom

Do you ever see a sketch and almost instantaneously know what you want to do with it?  Well that is what happened with me to day and I must say that I love how it all turned out!
Here is the sketch (HHSC28) for us today!

Mine might have taken just a little bit of liberty with the placement of my images, 
but hopefully you can see the similarity!  What do you think??

The base of the card is made from Basic Grey's Jovial line. 
Then I stamped my snowflake image from Ippity's Seasons of Joy 
with Ruby Red SU ink  and cut them out and placed them on the card. 

 The word Joy was stamped in Bravo Burgandy and then cut out 
and popped up above the snowflakes.  

Can you see where I dry embossed one of the Spellbinders snowflakes onto the card base and then added sparkles with my Gelly Roller to help emphasize it? If it weren't for all the fancy cutting on this one, I would have considered sending this out as my Christmas card this year!!  Oh well, back to the drawing board for that!  LOL!

To continue on the Hip Hop, please let me direct you the ever-so-talented 
Lisa Arana where you are sure to be impressed with her post for today!  

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We hope to see you around on the forums and thanks so much for stopping by!!  

Monday, October 4, 2010

World Card Making Day Challenge Hippity Hop Style!

Happy Hippity  Hop!!

Not only is today special because it is a Hippity Hop Monday, it is also special because it is my turn to host a challenge for SCS's Hope You Can Cling to Challenge!!

All month long, SCS is hosting challenges for Breast Cancer awareness!!  We hope you will participate each day  in all the challenges!! It is going to be so much fun!!!

I have combined two challenges for my card today.

 The first one is Lisa Henke's 
Hippity Hop Challenge IHHC44 
called OCT
 She wants us to use something "old", "crinkled" and some "twine!"  

But it also qualifies for my challenge for the 
Hope You Can Cling To Challenge  

Since my challenge falls on the fourth of the month, and is the fourth challenge, I am challenging you to use four layers of paper on your card AND to use four different embellishments as well!!

Here is my sample card...

Here is how I met each of the challenge requirements for this card...

Old;  I used the "Thoughts from the Past stamp set
Crinkled:  I crinkled the Kraft paper that I used an emphasized the crinkled areas with ink!
Twine:  I added some dark brown twine from Jillibean

HYCCT04  Hope You Can Cling to- Four by Four

Four layers:  cream card base,Kraft cardstock, PP, and stamped image of the post card

The Ippity stamp sets used for this card are the following....


N eed some Ippity Stamps?  Just click HERE and you can get some very soon!

To continue the Hippity Hop Blog Hop with all of this weeks Ippity fans, be sure to head over to the blog for today's complete list!

AND...don't forget to check out the SCS challenge forum to play along with this and all this month's Hope you Can Cling to Challenge!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!!

How exciting that we card maker's have our own day to shine!!

Today is World Card Making Day and do we have some fun planned for you!!

Many of the Unity and Ippity DT members have created challenges for you so you can participate in this fun event.  Just head over to the Unity Challenge Forum to look for all the WCMD challenges that have been created for you.  You will have two weeks to participate and one lucky participant in my challenge (USCWCMD21) will win the Faith Blooms stamp set for participating!  Have fun!!

My challenge for you is to create a ONE LAYER CARD!

SCS Keyword: USCWCMD21
you have two weeks to complete this challenge and upload it
 to the SCS Gallery using the key word above.

It's OK if you add an embellishment to your layer, but ONLY have ONE layer of paper!!

Here is the card that I created for this challenge!!

To make my card I used the Ippity Stamp set called Quotes A La Happy which is one of my favorites from the Summer Release!  Do you want and Ippity stamp set???  Just click HERE to find an Ippity Chick selling Ippity stamps near you!!  

To enhance a ONE LAYER CARD, you might consider doing things like I did above.  I used my Scor-Pal to make an embossed frame around the sun and I also added some paper piercing.  Then below my sentiment I added an organza ribbon!

I colored in my sun image with Copic markers and love how the bright and sunny colors just pop off the page and give more dimension despite the fact that the image is only one dimensional!

And isn't this sentiment just the bomb???  What a wonderful statement to live by.  This world is negative enough, so I hope that this can inspire all of us to bring a little sunshine into it!!

So, to celebrate WCMD, please go to both the PaperCrafts blog 
to see many more blogs on today's HOP that have some special creations to share with you, 


Don't forget to stop by the Unity Forum's Challenge blog to participate in all the
 WCMD challenges for many chances to win!!

There are lots of prizes up for grabs if you participate in all the Unity/Ippity Challenges!!

Have a great day and enjoy making cards for this special occasion!!