Monday, May 31, 2010

{ippity} Blog Hop

It is Memorial Day here in the US. A day to honor and recognize and honor all those brave people who serve and have served in the military, who put their life in danger for our safety.

I have a simple card to share with you today for the blog hop. I used {ippity} Faith Blooms stamp set. Please click here if you want to buy some of these awesome stamps for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by. Please go to the {ippity} blog for the complete list of participants.

Stamp - {ippity} Faith Blooms
Paper - Luxe Designs Patterned Paper, GKD Dark Chocolate and PTI White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Ranger Distress Ink and Copics
Other - Ribbon and PTI Vintage Buttons

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tea-licious Challenge

2nd Post of the day! Please click here or scroll down to see the cards for Frogs and Fish Swap.

I wanted to share this card that I did for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #11 using the Sweet Sunday Sketch #71. I flipped the sketch to showcase my tea pot.

I used the Coffee and Tea Stamp set from Renaissance by Design. I kept it simple and used the Lil Bloomers created by my dear friend Sara for embellishment.

Here is the inspiration picture and sketch for this card,

Stamp - Tea and Coffee set from Renaissance by Design
Paper - PTI Kraft, Raspberry Fizz and White CS
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
Other - Lil Bloomer Embellishment, Nestabilities

Fish, Frog and Turtles Swap

I wanted to share two cards that I did for Karly's Swap on SCS for Fish Frogs and Turtles.

I did only for Fish and Frog spots:)

The first one is kind of repeat of the card that I had for the Play Date cafe Challenge using Fishy Philosophy stamp set from {ippity}. I just used some different colored buttons.

Please click here if you want to buy some some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

I used a Penny black frog for this card. Kept it simple. I really like how this turned out.

Stamps - Fishy Philosophy by {ippity}, Penny Black Frog Stamp
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Dark Chocolate and Copics
Paper - SU Patterned Paper, PTI Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, White CS
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Ribbon, Dew Drops

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Off The Wall Craftiness Challenge #8 using CPS Sketch

I discovered Kim's blog during May papertrey ink blog hop and wanted to play with her latest challenge #8 which was an inspiration photo. I used the latest CPS Sketch #168 for my card,

I used PTI Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores together for this card. I punched out some Umbrella's from a Martha Stewart Punch and popped them using foam dots. I used Kraft, Lavender Moon and Hawaiian shores for the umbrella's. Sentiment is from PTI Scattered Showers. I Kept it generic so I could use it for multiple occasions.

In retrospect, I feel like I could have added some ribbon or buttons..but somehow this card looks kind of clean and neat and I am liking it a lot. :) I think this is another one of those sketches that I will go back to.

Here is the inspiration photo,

Here is the CPS Sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamp - PTI Scattered Showers
Paper - PTI Hawaiian shores, Lemon Tart, Lavender Moon, Kraft and Aqua Mist
Ink - Memento Black
Other - MS Umbrella Punch, SU 1 1/4" square punch

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TSG56 - On the Edge Challenge

There She Goes Challenge #56 is to create a card with a border punched layer and some sort of corner alteration. I used the TSG Sweet Pea set for this card. I just love this mini set. Totally worth it.

Here is my card,

I kept it simple. I used the SU Ticket Corner rounder (I think) for the altered corner and EK Success border punch.

Thanks for checking out my card.

Stamp - There She Goes - Sweet Pea Set
Paper - PTI Spring Moss, Lavender Moon and White CS, MS Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, Memento black and Copics
Other - Dew Drops, Corner Punch, Border Punch

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

It is time for the Papertrey Blog Hop. This month's challenge is to use Felt. I had not used felt before until PTI Released it and now I am loving it. I use it with PTI dies and it just enhances the projects. I have two cards to share with you for today's hop.

1) Flowery Felt card using Card Patterns Sketch #65,

This was inspired by the card that Nichole Heady had done to showcase the PTI Dies.

2) A butterfly card using the vine image from With Sympathy,

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards. Please stop by at Nichole Heady's blog to see the complete list of participants and to get inspired.

Stamp - PTI With Sympathy
Paper - PTI Bitty Dot Basics PP, PTI Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, White, Rustic White CS
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - PTI Dark Chocolate and Black Felt, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, May Arts Gingham Ribbon, PTI Beautiful Blooms Die

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Monday May 24th {ippity} blog hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself. The new SPRING 2010 stamps are here.

I have two cards to share with you,

1) {ippity} card that I created for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #30

Sorry for the picture quality. The weather was so dull that I could not get a good picture. The challenge was to use the colors light yellow, light green and Light Pink. I used PTI Lemon Tart and Spring Moss CS. I stamped the ferns from the {ippity} Fishy Philosophy in Memento Pear Tart and New Sprout Inks on PTI Lemon Tart CS. I color the Fish image from the same set using Copics, cut it out and popped them up using some foam dots. The sentiment was stamped in Brown ink.

2) I created a card using Our Creative Corner Sketch #16 and the new Spring 2010 release {ippity} set Now and Always. I love the flourish in this set. I stamped it off once on a scratch page to get a faint faded image effect - almost like a debossed effect. I can imagine this flourish in bolder colors as well.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - {ippity} Now and Always & Fishy Philosophy
Paper - PTI CS
Ink - Memento, PTI and Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Ribbon, Punches

PWCO and PMS Swap

Hi All,

It is Thursday. Time is is flying so fast. I wanted to share two cards that I did for the PWCO and PMS swap.

I used the PWCO (Paperworks CO) Tikki the Toucan stamp for this card. I colored the image with Copics and kept the layout simple. Sentiment is also from PWCO. Patterned paper is from SU. I cut out some PTI dark chocolate felt using PTI Dies and added a button to that flower as well.

I used the PMS Meme stamp for the PMS swap.

I used the SCS Sketch #276 for this card with slight modifications in terms of moving the main image slightly to the left and to add the pearls. The patterned papers are a combination of Bazzill Embossed Papers and Luxe Designs.

Stamp - PWCO Tikki the Toucan and PMS Meme
Paper - PTI Summer Sunrise and White CS, Luxe Designs and SU Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Memento Black, Copcis, Chai Inking Cube
Other - Generic Circular Jump Clip, PTI New Leaf and Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Felt, PTI White Vintage Button, SU Modern Label Punch, Pearl Embellishment

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ippity Thank You

I wanted to share this card that I did for {ippity} challenge #24 to be inspired by a photo. I used Laura's Sketch #52 from 2 Sketches 4 You.

I used the new October Afternoon Paper from the {ippity} Spring 2010 Collection and the latest {ippity} stamp set - The simple things from the Spring 2010 collection as well.

Please Click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

Here are the inspiration photo and sketch used for this card,

Stamp - {ippity} The Simple Things
Paper - October Afternoon Patterned Paper, PTI White, Hawaiian Shores and Pure Poppy CS
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy and Dark Chocolate, Chai Inking Cube
Other - N/A

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday May 17th {ippity} blog hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself. The new SPRING 2010 stamps are here.

I do not have a new project to share with you today. I am sharing the projects that I did last week for the {ippity} Spring 2010 release and the past {ippity} challenge. Sorry about that.

This is the card that I did for {ippity} challenge #23 to create a project with Lace.

This is the card that I did for the {ippity} Spring 2010 release Sketch Challenge,

Thanks for Stopping by.

Stamp - {ippity} Just wanted to say and Because of You
Paper - Cosmo Cricket PP, PTI CS

Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy for You

I wanted to share this card that I did using the PTI Enjoy the Ride stamp set. I did this card for one of our friends who were moving back to India. I cased Nichole's card that she did for College Bound.

I used the Little Argyle background also with this card. Quite happy how it turned out. Although I did not draw the lines from the chair to car to make the chair look tied..oh well. Also my sentiment looks kind of skewed...Next time, I will get it right..or was it designed that way? lol

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great Friday.

Stamp - PTI Enjoy the Ride, PTI Little Argyle background set
Paper - PTI Smoky Shadow, White and Pure Poppy
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Snow white, Versamark and Copics
Other - None

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{ippity} Spring 2010 Release

2nd Post of the day. Please click here to see the Digital Birds Post or just scroll down.

YAY!! The new {ippity} stamps are here and they are just awesome.

Digital Bird Images

My friend Jen is hosting a Tree and Bird Cards swap on SCS. If you are a bird and tree lover like me, you will enjoy this swap. Check it out here.

After joining this swap, I have been obsessed with Bird Images, not that I was not before. So, I found these really neat Digi Bird Images online and had to create some cards with it. I am not sure if I am going to use these same ones for the swap or not, but it was fun creating these cards.

1) I used this beautiful Bird Image from Whimsy Haven stamps and Kazan's sketch #52 for this adorable card.

I colored the image with Copics and used PTI and MME patterned papers with the PTI Medium scalloped die to create the border ruffle.

Here is the Sketch,

2) I used this bird house image again from Sweet and Sassy Stamps along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch's #45

I cut out the stamped image that I colored with copics and popped it up with some foam dots. I embossed the Hawaii shores CS with the Argyle cuttle bug folder.

Here is the sketch,

3) I used this One of Kind image from Sweet and Sassy Stamps along with SCS Sketch #202 for this beautiful card.

I cut out the copic colored image and popped it up against this cuttle bug embossed background.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.

Stamp - Digi Stamps from Whimsy Haven and Sweet and Sassy stamps
Paper - PTI Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores, Kraft, Plum Pudding, Lavender moon and White CS, PTI and MME Patterned Paper
Ink - Copics, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other -

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

{ippity} Sneak Peeks Day 4

More sneak peeks for you,

A Little Buggy

Plus, there are three new Mini Kits priced lower. They think of everything. Here they are,

I am excited to show you all the full stamp sets :)

American Crafts Three Brad Challenge

I have been working on some LO's using the new AC Dear Lizzy collection. The papers and ribbon are just superb. That is when I saw this Brad Week challenge from American Crafts to use two or more brads in the Layouts.

Here is my LO,

These are pictures from our recent trip to the Dallas Arboretum during Dallas blooms..when there are these most beautiful tulips in bloom :)

I used the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Line of Papers and Ribbon. I also used three fabric covered Brads from the same collection.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back later to post the next set of {ippity} sneak peeks.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

{ippity} Sneak Peeks Day 3

I am sorry that I missed posting these Sneak Peeks yesterday. So both day 2 and day 3 are being posted today.

Delightful Little Things

A Moment in Time

I am so excited about these new sets. Believe me, they are just awesome. Stay for more Sneak Peeks tomorrow.

{ippity} Sneak Peeks - Day 2

2nd Post of the Day. Please scroll down or click here to see the Justrite Projects Post.

I wanted to share two more sneak peeks of upcoming {ippity} Stamps. They are just gorgeous and versatile and provides endless creativity :)

Fall For You

Season Of Joy

I hope you will stop by on May 13th to Order some new {ippity} stamps for yourself.