Tuesday, November 30th

Today is the LAST DAY for my SALE PRICES of the
NEW {ippity} release.
I still have ALL the NEW stamps available...
to start shopping :)

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Monday, November 29th

December....this week....HOW did that happen. We just got done with Thanksgiving break and the kids are already asking about Christmas break...YIKES!!! Now matter how prepared I am or how ahead of the game I feel it ALWAYS sneaks up on me anyway.
My hubby's birthday is tomorrow and I still haven't made his card yet ;)
Maybe I should have used this weeks {Mojo Monday sketch} for his card...hummm...that would have made sense right?!?!
The stars represent ANY three embellishments so get creative!!!
OF COURSE, I used {ippity} for this weeks H{ippity} Hop. I got to do the blog post yesterday on the {ippity} blog and WOW...there are SO many fabulous creations with the NEW stamps.
Check out the gallery {HERE} if you haven't lately...you won't be disappointed.
Here is my card for this week:
I used the NEW {ippity} stamps:
{Gurnsey Gingham}
and
{Farm Fresh}
I colored the tractor stamps using my SU markers for the multi-colored image. Really quick and easy card :)
I have ALL the NEW {ippity} releases on my sales blog and the SALES PRICES only last through November 30th!!!
Make sure you {CLICK HERE} to check them out :)
Don't forget to stop by the {ippity} blog and the {Mojo Monday blog}.
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To purchase {ippity} stamps, please {CLICK HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Thursday, November 25th

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I hope everyone has a great day with friends and family...we are at my Mom's with LOTS of family coming over...should be a GREAT day :)
A cousin of mine....(HI JO!) needed some Thanksgiving cards and I whiped this baby up using some of my favorite papers that I've been saving the scraps of.

Usually a time crunch TOTALLY cramps my mojo...but for this card everything just came together. Literally all the scraps were laying out on my desk and I just layered them up and VOILA!!! The polka dots were even already cut along the edges with my pinking shears. The sentiment is actually computer generated using {Digs my Heart} font.

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To purchase {ippity} stamps, please {CLICK HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Wednesday, November 24th

Yep...HIP HOP a day EARLY!!!! WHY?!?! Well because {Unity stamps} is releasing a
BRAND NEW CO-BRAND....who?!?!
Bella Blvd.
and check out this AMAZING set that I get to use today!!!!
Birthday sets are ALWAYS my favorite....I make more birthday cards than any other. There was only problem...which CUTE image to use first. It really was a struggle. I eventually decided on the great big cake for my tag....Bag It, Tag It...that's today's HIP HOP theme :)
FUN huh?!?!
Who doesn't need cute little tags to make that gift extra special?!
I finally got to use the tags my friend {Jimmi} sent me :)
I have to say this may be a new addiction...it was SO FUN to make.
I stamped the background using the stars from the set and Mustard Seed ink from Ranger and then inked the edges. All I needed for this tag were the scraps of Crate Paper that I had laying on my desk. That's another nice thing about tags...they use less paper so you can create TONS more with the paper you have :) I paper pieced all the layers of the cake and stamped the sentiment on cardstock and cut it out with my nesties. Of course, gingham ribbon and stitching were a MUST!!!!
Wanna see a closeup:
Did I mention that there a MORE Bella Blvd stamps available with Unity?!? Well there are and they are ADORABLE!!!! PLUS, in true Unity style...they are offering killer sales!!
Check them out {HERE}
and don't forget to keep hopping because both the Unity and {ippity} design teams are featuring these stamps today. It's FLIP FLOP HIP HOP so some of the Unity girls may have a little {ippity} on their blog too!!!
Now head on over to {Stephanie's blog} for her FANTASTIC project :)
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If you NEED some {ippity} make sure you check out my {SALES BLOG}

Monday, November 22nd

The NEW {ippity} releases are LIVE!!!
I have ALL the stamp sets available for purchase on my {SALES BLOG}.

Today is ANOTHER H{ippity} Hop and not just ANY H{ippity} Hop...the FIRST one with the NEW releases!!! You know what that means....the chicks are out FULL FORCE with inspiration using the NEW sets...you WON'T want to miss this.
Head on over to the {ippity} blog to see what they all made.
Want to join in??? What are you waiting for...get your {ippity} {HERE} and come play along :)

This weeks H{ippity} Hop challenge is to make a Christmas ornament and I'm pretty happy with how mine turned out...wanna see?
Check it out!
I stamped the {Gurnsey Gingham} background in green and the {Dots for Sure} background in red on the canvas and then cut strips and tied them around a pipe cleaner. It was pretty quick and very easy to do. I found it was easier to trim each strip as I went along. I was going to trim them all at the end but after a few they all started to get in the way. Before I finished adding all the strips I tied on the canvas handle because I wanted to make sure there would be enough room. A gingham ribbon and some jingle bells finished it off :)

Here is a closer picture and hopefully you can see all the details.
This could very easily be a kids project as well and you could change it very easily by switching stamps or ink colors.
NOW...how about my {Mojo Monday card}...check out this weeks sketch
I thought I might have trouble with the tilted panel but AGAIN I left it and didn't straigten it out...I think that's some kind of record for me. I used the NEW {ippity} sets:
and
and even an older set
{Fall For You}
I can't seem to get enough of this Crate Paper restoration paper....I only have a 6x6 pad and have a feeling I'm going to run out of it VERY quickly!!
Make sure you check out both the {ippity} blog and the {Mojo Monday} blog!!
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Saturday, November 20th

Phew...what a week!! My blog was hoppin with the {ippity} release AND I've had a big paper for school to do this week. It's a good thing I work so far ahead or I wouldn't have been able to bring you this {Paper Makeup Stamps} card. A friend of mine need a baby shower card and luckily I have TONS of fabulous baby sentiments from {Paper Makeup} to choose from. I used the {Little Baby Soft and Sweet sentiment}.
This card was really quick and easy to make and could very easily be changed into a baby boy card just by switching the colors. I LOVE the layered scallops...so CUTE!!!
Well I'm off again to finish my school work for this week...and hopefully to find some chill out time but I'm very optimistic about that ;)
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Thursday, November 18th

The NEW {ippity} releases are LIVE!!!
I have ALL the stamp sets available for purchase on my {SALES BLOG}.

I'm SOOOOO HAPPY that the NEW {ippity} stamps are OFFICIALLY released. You can purchase {ippity} stamps from an {ippity} chick and start creating with these beauties....you know you want to!!!
The {ippity} design team has been working for the last few weeks to get to TODAY and I'm so excited it's here!! There was some serious inspiration on the dt's blogs this week so if you missed any of it you might want to go back and check it out.
Pick a FAVORITE set (or two or three) and place an order!!!!
Then join in with us on H{ippity} Hop...a customer blog hop just for YOU!!!


So do you want to see one more card today using the NEW release?!?!
I saw this weeks {Moxie Fab Trigger} and it took about five seconds to get to my craft room and start creating...OMG....I LOVE this picture!
I LOVE when inspiration hits you that hard and you just HAVE to create!!
Here is what I came up with...using NEW {ippity} of course :)
I embossed the corner stamp from {Cherish Your Dreams} and inked up the sentiment with markers so that my butterfly was a beautiful pop of color. I love mixing red and pink....such a FUN combo :)
It only took about 15 minutes to make too which is HUGE for me. I LOVE having a clear idea in mind before I sit down and then have it actually turn out :)
Now hop on over to Stephanies blog to see her latest FABULOUS creation. And keep on going and you'll get to the Unity design teams projects....cause they ALWAYS rock too!!
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One more thing before you hop away though....wanna know who my random winner was from release week??
MANDERS
You win {Gurnsey Gingham}...please email eryn@unitystampco.com to claim your prize :)
AND
DON'T FORGET to join us today on the {SCS forums}!!! What's a NEW release without a PARTY right?!?!

CHIT CHAT, PRIZES, CHALLENGES
You won't want to miss out :)

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Wednesday, November 17th

Did you see the FUN news???
{Angie} was asked to stay on with us as a guest designer for one more release!! Three more months with the fabulous lady...SO HAPPY!!!
So do you have a FAVORITE now that you have seen ALL the NEW stamp sets?!
I DO :)
Can you guess which one ;)
Here and Nowand
***GURNSEY GINGHAM***
It's probably NOT a surprise that this is my FAVORITE stamp of ALL TIME! It would have been with any name but the fact that it's named after me still gives me chills.
I LOVE {ippity} and I LOVE Unity and feel so honored and blessed to be a part of such an AMAZING company. Not just because they have great stamps...which they do...but becauase of the people. Thank you Angela, thank you Eryn, thank you Amy....and Christian, Tommy, Andrea, Broman...and EVERYONE else who works so hard to make this company GREAT!!!!
MWAH!
Okay teary moment over...it's just so hard not to be.... {heart}.
Make sure you make your shopping list...TOMORROW the NEW sets are available for purchase!! AND tomorrow we are HIP HOPPING and PARTYING on the {SCS forums}. Come join us for the FUN!!!
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Before you go...don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT on this post and ALL the design team members posts. We are EACH giving away a NEW stamp set to a random commenter from this weeks posts.
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To purchase {ippity} stamps, please {CLICK HERE} to go to my sales blog!

Tuesday, November 16th

Two more WONDERFUL sets today huh?!?
I LOVE the feel of both of these sets...they are so different from the rest of the stamps and I love the vintage feel of both. I {heart} all things vintage :)
Remember if you didn't start at the {ippity} blog {CLICK HERE} to see the FULL sets and then cruise on through the design teams blogs.
Here are my cards using the sets:
Cherish Your Dreams
and
Farm FreshOh the possibilities....BOTH of these sets would be FUN for scrapbooking too or even better...Home Decor :) Yep...gonna have to give that a try!
Now it's Stephanie's turn....go check it out :)
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Before you go...don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT on this post and ALL the design team members posts. We are EACH giving away a NEW stamp set to a random commenter from this weeks posts.
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Monday, November 15th

Weren't yesterday's sets AMAZING!!!! I love them both :)
Today's sets are just as wonderful.
I've been wanting a FUN go to sentiment set and How YOU Doin? is exactly that!!
Takes me back to CHA...Christain {Mr Unity} would say that. You remember the show Friends...how Joey would say it....How YOU doin?...well Christian does it better!!! I can't help but say it this way everytime I use the set. Ahhhhhhh the FUN memories :)
But I bet you came to see some cards right?!?
Cuppy Cakes
and
How YOU Doin?
My cuppy card kinda looks like my blog huh?!?! I guess this is just my style ;)
I LOVE the rainbow of colors on the second card...I paper pieced the circle and then added the hearts over the top...no need to cut them out of the middle....too much work :)
Is also have this week's {Mojo Monday} card using one of yesterday's peeks...Sing a New SongThe {Mojo Monday} post goes live earlier than the {ippity} post and I hated to spoil the fun early ;) PLUS...I REALLY love this bird and thought it would be PERFECT for this sketch.
This is my card for my {ippity} challenge to make a Christmas/holiday card that doesn't use RED or GREEN. The peace sentiment is from an older release {Kissmas and Mistletoe}.
Don't forget to join in with the FUN challenges...they are all listed {HERE} on the SCS forums.
Now head over to see the fabulous card Stephanie has for you :)
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Before you go...don't forget to LEAVE A COMMENT on this post and ALL the design team members posts. We are EACH giving away a NEW stamp set to a random commenter from this weeks posts.

Sunday, November 14th

It's here....it's FINALLY here!!
I get more and more excited for each NEW release but this one in particular has been making me squeal....A LOT!!!
EVERY set is absolutely AMAZING and hasn't the design team been AMAZING with the two sets being revealed today!!! We are doing things a bit different with this release...instead of showing just a peek we are revealing the WHOLE SET!!!
You should have started on the {ippity} blog to see the full sets {CLICK HERE} to go back to the start. Then you can hop on through the dt's posts for some inspiration.
So how about today's cards....you wanna see?!?!
Sing a New Song
and
Party Hat Wishes
Both of these sets are AMAZING and I'm so happy to finally have a FABULOUS birthday set. Everyone needs one of those right?!?!
Make sure you are checking out the {ippity} blog all week. We have challenges, MORE set reveals and on Thursday we will be partying on the {SCS forum}. LOTS of FUN chatter and PRIZES. Start picking out your FAVORITE {ippity} sets because on November 18th the NEW sets will be available for purchase through an {ippity} chick!
Now click on the button below to head over to the SUPER talented Stephanie}.

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Friday, November 12th

Today the Paper Makeup Artists are celebrating the arrival of the sweet baby boy of our fellow dt member {Ginger Schwerin}.
I got to meet Ginger at CHA...no seriously I did....SEE!
She was sweet, bubbly, energetic and had an amazing story. She shared her struggles of becoming a mother and I'm so happy that her little boy is about to arrive. She is going to make one AWESOME momma!
CONGRATULATIONS Ginger!!!
Here is my card for you and your precious baby boy! I used a {Paper Makeup Stamp} from the Retro Cuties line called {Bubbles the Duck}.
Isn't he CUTE!!
Now hop on over to {Lisa's} blog for here baby shower card.
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Thursday, November 11th

I'm SUPER, ultra, MEGA excited about today's {Hip Hop} theme. Today the {ippity} and Unity design teams are featuring Daily December albums. This will be my third year for the project and I LOVE it. Not all the dt members are into scrapping so make sure you start at the {Unity blog} to see what other creative projects the girls have come up with.
The last two years I have done a more "traditional" holiday album so this year I wanted to brighten things up.....I think I did :)

Here are the bones for this years Daily December:
The date stamp is from the Unity set {He, She, YOU said}

Since undoubtedly December is a BUSY MONTH...I decided this year to make up all my embellies ahead of time. This way I just have to add my photos, journal and reach for my bag of handmade embellishments. I cheated and used BOTH {ippity} and Unity this week but I'm sure you won't mind ;) And let me tell you....there are TONS of great stamps for this project...they don't have to be holiday specific either :)

{ippity} stamp sets used:
{Season of Joy}
{Kissmas and Mistletoe}

Unity stamp sets used:

{Go Ahead Wish} * {Happily Ever After} * {A Love Beyond Measure} * {Every.Single.Day} * {Good Times Vintage Banner} * {Numbers in the Clouds} * {Priceless Glee} * {Unforgetable Moments} * {A Pocket Full of}

I'm going to use the banner's as Christmas trees :)

If you are considering doing this project make sure you check out Ali Edwards blog for TONS of information. She posted {THIS} Q&A post that has lots of great stuff!

One more IMPORTANT thing. NEXT WEEK the NEW {ippity} stamps are being revealed and will be available for purchase on NOVEMBER 18th!!! Seriously you HAVE to join us for this release. It's the BESTEST bunch of stamps EVER....I kid you not!!! All the stamps will be available for purchase on my sales blog {HERE}

Now scoot on over to the lovely {Stephanie's blog} for her FABULOUS project! Then I have this weeks tutorial on the {ippity} blog :)

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