Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ippity Hippity Hop Challenge #25

This week's challenge was to create a project with something faux.  Since I have 3 High School Graduations this Spring, I made each a wallet with matching card (and a little cash inside).  The flower was made with one of the flower images from the Now and Always Kit.  The pearl is actually a pearl snap (you know the kind you find on Western Shirts).  The paper (inside is K & Co.)  The button was made with poly shrink (same stamp that was used on the felt flower).  Here are more close ups:
The card layout is from Mojo Monday (May 17).  Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy H{ippity} Hop! Monday, May 24

For last week's Hop Challenge we had to make a card using a photo for inspiration (below).  The photo reminded me of the Shabby Chic style in decorating.  This is my "shabby chic" card.  I used an image from Regal Greetings to make the frame for the sentiment.  The lace is scrap and the ribbon from Mike's $1 bin.  The charm is made from poly shrink.  I believe it is Shrinky Dinks brand in almond.  I stamped with Burnt Umber Hybrid ink, cut out, punched a hole in the middle, shrank and then put a glass head pin through.  Close ups are after the inspiration photo.
  Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy H{ippity} Hop! Monday, May 17

I know what you are thinking especially after seeing the first 2 pictures, "what am I looking at?"
On Patti Lee's Blog she created a key chain using an Orbits gum wrapper for the template.  I didn't have any Orbits gum, I had Wrigley's Doublemint.  I improvised!  Inside I put 6 cards (5 with inspirational sentiments) held together with ribbon.  I used October Afternoon paper from the Spring Release.  I honestly don't know who makes the lighthouse image (it's a stamp I bought from a local craft store years ago).  The sentiments are from Devoted, What Matters Most, and Delightful Little Things. 
Here are more pics of the cards:
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New {ippity} Spring Release!!

Well it is finally here!  Check out the new kits, they are now listed on the "Stamp Kits for Sale" page.  We have 10 kits this time and three kits are only $6.00!  It is also a great time to sign-up as an {ippity} chick.  Remember when you buy a stamp kit from me, you also receive a free card kit; and if you sign up as a chick and use Monica Gardner as your referral, you receive a "Snippity of {ippity}" kit free from me.  Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy H{ippity} Hop - Monday, May 10

 I originally made this card for 2 challenges- {ippity} challenge 22 - add stitches to your creation and my Blog Group (Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper - Oh My!)'s fourth challenge.  The stamped image is from the Because of You Kit.  I also used Bazzill's In Stitchez for the large flower.   I wasn't really all that pleased with it.  So, I created this:
The only problem with this card, no stitching.  Oh well, I can't have everything.  
Here's the inside:
The leaves are from Where You Should Be and the sentiment is from Devoted.  The flowers are from a company called Petals & Possibilities.  These are real flowers in an epoxy pebble (Petal Pebbles). 
Here's more close-ups:
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 3, 2010


This is a "coupon holder" I made for a friend.  She's getting ready to have a little girl.  I'm going to put baby related coupons in it before I send it to her.  I didn't label the pockets because everyone has their own way of organizing.  I also thought she may not want to use it for just coupons, she could also use it to hold appointment cards, gift card, etc.  It is 4 inches (4 1/2 if you count the binding) wide and 5 1/2 inches tall.
Here are come close ups:
The inside pockets, there are 12.
Close-up of the image
Close-ups of the image and sentiment used on the cover
Thanks for looking!  Make sure you stop by Debby's Blog she's next on the hop.

Stamps:  {ippity} Because of You and Regal Greetings
Ink:  Memento - London Fog (inside), Color Box - Heliotrope embossed with Sparkle embossing powder
Paper: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock
Misc: Bind It All (3/4 inch wire), 7 Gypsies Velvet Flower, 10mm brad