Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - March 28, 2011

Remember this page from last week.  The directions for the "flip flap album," are here.

Each page of the "flip flap album" has a tag like this:
 So here goes.  Pages 1 and 2:
Bird image on the right is from "Quotes a' la HAPPY."
Pages 3 and 4:
Flower on left from "Now and Always" and flowers on right from "Bitty Pixie Paisley."
Pages 5 and 6:
From "Now and Always"
Pages 7 and 8:
Paisleys from "Bitty Pixie Paisely"
Pages 9 and 10:
From "Regal Greetings"
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - March 21, 2011

This week's post was so looong, I had to cut it into 2 parts.  So part one is this week and part 2 will be for next week's hop.

The Blog Group I belong to is having a "Secret Owl Swap."  We had to send our "owlet" something crafty to work with (I sent a set of {ippity} stamps, of course) and something handmade.  This is my handmade project, a mini album.  This is the cover.

Page 1:
Every page has a tag that pulls out:
Pages 2 and 3:
Pages 4 and 5 (here comes the {ippity} part):
The page on the left is actually a "flip flap album."  The directions can be found here.  I'll be posting the pages of the flip flap album page next week.  I used images from "Now and Always" on the mini album cover.  The bird on the right is from "Sing a New Song."

The tag for the page on the right:
Pages 6 and 7:
A close up of the flourish from "Now and Always:"
 Page 8:
Music and Bird Image from "Music of My Heart"
Page 9
The "background" for the flower is the heart image form "Music of My Heart" stamped in a circular pattern.
Page 10
This image is from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I know its not an {ippity} stamp, but on my "other" blog I've been practicing coloring with Copic markers, these stamps were great for skin tones and hair color.  Since my "owlet" has been very kind and encourages me to continue practicing I thought I should send her an image.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - February 21, 2011

I made this card for "Something Shrinky" swap on SCS.   I stamped the key from "Music of My Heart" on brown shrink plastic to create a charm.  The postcard is from "Thoughts from the Past" and the sentiment is from "Cherish Your Dreams."  I made the pins with pearl quilter's pins (they are a little shorter than corsage pins and the pearl head is smaller too, but you get 100 for $3 and I think they fit better on cards, just my opinion) and beads from Michael's. 

Stamps:  Music of My Heart, Thoughts from the Past, Cherish Your Dreams
Paper:  Kraft cardstock, Michael's (pink), scrap
Ink:  Palette - Burnt Umber
Misc:  shrink plastic, quilter's pins, plastic beads, button, Michael's ribbon, hemp cording
*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays' Challenge

To find out more about {ippity} stamp kits and project kits, click here.

 Fellow Tangled Up In Creativity member, Jenn, is the proud new owner of Party Time Tuesdays!  Check out all the fun details for this week's challenge, here.  
The winner will receive Regal Greetings stamp kit by {ippity} stamps.  
I've been wanting to make a steampunk style card for awhile, so here's my first attempt.  Here are a few close-ups of some of this card's elements.
The chandelier image is from {ippity}'s Regal Greetings.  I used American Crafts' Black Zing embossing powder to add a little shimmer to the image.  The blue cardstock is by Recollections (Michael's brand), and the oval is mounted on black cardstock cut with a scallop oval nestie.  The pattern paper was made by stamping the key and heart images from {ippity}'s Music of My Heart with Tim Holtz's Tea Bag distressed ink on parchment paper.  
 The clock work pieces I had (who knows why), the clock face is attached with a brad (prongs showing on the front for "hands").  
 The black lace and blue organza are scraps.  The charm is leftover from a previous project.  
Thanks for looking!

*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - January 31

Here's my week 4 card for {ippity}'s January 2011 Challenge - use brads.  I don't remember who makes the eyelet pattern paper.  The flower was made by using many stamps, first I stamped Gurnsey Gingham, Dots for Sure, and A Bit of Burlap with Moulin Rouge - Palette ink on white cardstock.  Then, I stamped this blossom from Now and Always on each, cut and assembled my flower holding it together with a gold brad.  The stitching was done with Bazzill's In Stitchz "Surprise Party" template.  The butterfly and sentiment were from Now and Always.

This is for my personal "Magazine Monday" challenge.  The card "Poinsettia Music Card" by Terri Milstead was my inspiration (found in Paper Crafts Magazine Holiday Cards & More vol. 5, page 18).  I stamped the music from Music of My Heart on tracing paper and used Tim Holtz Tea Bag Distressed Ink.  I then stamped flowers from Now and Always on sheet music (rescued from a Hymnal in the recycle bin).  The sentiment is from Sing a New Song. 

Now to share something cute.  This is what greeted me Friday night when I was working in the craft room:
My two year old son, Damian.  Luckily I had the camera for taking pics of my cards.  
Thanks for looking!  Please stop by the Ippity Blog for all the Hop participants, here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy H{ippity} Hop - January 24

This is my card for part 3 of {ippity}'s January 2011 Challenge, check out part 4 and the rest of the Blog Roll for today's hop, here.

I used a new technique I learned on StampTV, here, where you use Spellbinder's Fancy Tags to create a frame.  Needless to say when I saw the inspiration photo, after watching Gina K's tutorial the chandelier from Regal Greetings came to mind. 
Stamp:  Regal Greetings
Paper:  Scrap
Ink:  Studio G
Misc.:  Spellbinder Fancy Tags Dies, Rhinestones

Magazine Monday
This card was inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine's Holiday Cards & More volume 5, page 73, "Vintage Wishes Card," by Melanie Douthit.  
Stamp: A Moment in Time
Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock, Heidi Grace Designs paper
Ink:  Palette - Burnt Umber, Red Sharpie Marker
Misc.  Spellbinder's Label 2 dies, bronze organza ribbon, rhinestones
Project kit for making this card can be found, here.

This card was inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine's Holiday Cards & More volume 5, page 50, "Season's Greetings House Card," by Debbie Olson.
Stamp:  What Matter's Most
Paper:  Heidi Grace Design's paper
Ink:  Palette - Burnt Umber, Bic Permanent Markers
Misc.: Prima flowers, brad
Project kit for making this card can be found, here.

This card was inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine's Holiday Cards & More volume 5, page 55, "A Merry Christmas to You Card," by Jennifer Cuthberston.

Stamp:  Music of My Heart
Paper: Red and White Cardstock
Ink:  Palette - Noir and Moulin Rouge
Misc:  Spellbinders Scallop Circles dies, black ribbon, MS edge punch
Project kit for making this card can be found, here.
 This bookmark was inspired by SCS tutorial, Corner Bookmark, here.

Stamp:  Books a' Flutter
Paper:  Scrap
Ink:  Palette - Burnt Umber
Misc: MS  edge punch
Project kit for making this bookmark can be found, here. 
*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy H{ippity}Hop - January 17, 2011

I made this card for my personal "Magazine Monday Challenge."  The inspiration for this card can be found in the January/February 2011 (yes, the current issue) of Paper Crafts magazine (p. 62).  Kalyn Kepner designed the card, "Lifetime of Love."  
Paper:  Kraft, Echo Park, October Afternoon
Images/Sentiment:  Now & Always
Ink:  Palette Burnt Umber
Misc: scrap ribbon, Bazzill pearl brads, MS punch

This card is for {ippity}'s January Challenge - Week 2.  Check out this week's challenge, here.  I used the first week's sketch and last week's colors to create this card.  I thought my brain was going to explode!
Thanks for looking!
 Paper:  Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories
Images:  Farm Fresh, Quotes a la Happy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc.:  scrap lace, MS punch
*I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy H{ippity}Hop - January 10, 2011

Last week Team {ippity} decided to host a HUGE CHALLENGE to kick off 2011.  Check it out here (last week's).  The first part was to create a project using the sketch below.  I used So this is Love stamp kit, scrap ribbon and paper (still trying not to cut a new sheet of paper).  I also used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch (new toy, so I'm using it a lot) the side scallop was made with decorative scissors.  
This card was made for my personal challenge "Magazine Monday."  I'm using a sketch from the January/February 2010 issue of Paper Crafts magazine (found on pg. 19).  The base is made from Kraft card stock.  The rest is pieced from scrap ribbon and paper.  The 3 little white dots are actually tiny shells, I tried to take a close up, but the camera would not cooperate.  The images are from Farm Fresh (used Haystack and Burnt Umber Palette Ink).  Thanks for looking!

Please check out the other wonderful creations from the Ladies of {ippity}, here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome 2011!!

Last week's Happy H{ippity} Hop Challenge was to create a project for the New Year (details here).  I combined this challenge with SCS's Inspiration Challenge (details here).  I used 2 {ippity} stamps for this card, Gurnsey Gingham and "welcome" from House a Home.  The papers are simply scrap.  One of my resolutions for 2011, use up the paper I've been hoarding ( I have a feeling this will be added to my long list of broken resolutions).

 "Magazine Mondays"
Kelly (AKA: ScrappinCEO on SCS) started a "Stamp 2 Spend" thread.  The idea for every project you make, you "pay" yourself to justify how much we spend on supplies (adhesive doesn't count) and to encourage ourselves to use the "stash" first.  She also came up with the brilliant idea of  posting "Magazine Mondays" on her blog.  Make one project inspired from one of your magazines.  This is my "Magazine Monday" project; it is from Paper Crafts Magazine January/February 2009.  Angie Tieman's "There is Only One Happiness Card found on pg. 45.   (This project was used with hoarded paper.)
If you'd like a chance to win some Blog Candy, check out my other blog, here.

Thanks for looking!