Cute & Sassy...H{ippity} Hop!

Happy Monday...

a day I can now consider FUN DAY, Monday! :)

It's a NEW week,
with a NEW challenge,
and time get some NEW inspiriation by hopping through the {ippity} blog hop today!

The challenge:

it can be ANYTHING as long as it is NEW to YOU!
use NEW paper, NEW stamps, try a NEW technique....

Upload your creations to the Splitcoast Gallery with keyword: IHHC4
for your chance to win an {ippity} t-shirt!

I decided to try
I love the look that if gives...

This is my little niece Emersyn!

Here's a close up on the stitching I did...
as you can see I started off small.

But I really do think this might be a new FAVORITE for me!!

I used the stamp set
for the word Sassy.

Be sure to check out the other {ippity} designers and the rest of
the {ippity} girls posting on their blogs today!


Merry Kissmas....

Happy MONDAY to you!
It's the {ippity} H{ippity} Hop today....
which means LOTS OF {ippity} featured on blogs!
Eva is hosting our {ippity} party today at SplitcoastStampers.com and has a FABULOUS challenge for you as well. This weeks challenge is to
submit your card to the Splitcoast Gallery with key word:
for your chance to WIN a FREE {ippity} Stamp Set!

Here is my gift card holder....

Stamps used are from the {ippity} kit: Kissmas & Mistletoe

What a PERFECT challenge for this time of year!!

Be sure to join us for the Hop today by visting us at the


it's monday...H{ippity} hop day!

Happy H{ippity} Hop Monday to you all!
life got in the way of my stamping this weekend (dang!!)...so unfortunately I do not have a project to post today. The challenge that Maria has come up with for you today is SO FUN though!
I can't wait to ge to my craft room to try it out.
The challenge is to
create your own background
using {ippity} stamps!
Join in on the fun and add your creation to the Splitcoast Gallery for a chance to WIN an {ippity} Logo stamp set!
{use the keyword IHHC2 when uploading your card}

for all the details...

and all of the FABULOUS {ippity} girls posting {ippity} on the blog



H{ippity} Hop...hop, hop!

Today is the FIRST day of a new weekly tradition....
the {ippity} H{ippity} Hop!
Doesn't the name just scream FUN!?!?!
the details:
Each & every Monday the {ippity} designers will be hosting a super fun and inspiring Blog hop featuring {ippity} stamps. Anyone can join along...the only requirement is that you use {ippity} stamps on your project!
Also, the FUN does NOT stop there...
we will also be introducing a NEW challenge every Monday and we would LOVE if you played along! This weeks challenge is brought to you by Kelly, and her challenge is to make a card incorporating SNOW.

Since Christmas is just around the corner, I decided to incorporate SNOW into gift tags.
These 4 tags were all created from a brown paper bag...and were so simple to make!

This tag uses the snowflake from the {ippity} kit Kissmas & Mistletoe.
What an easy tag to make....
I just distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Ranger inks and stamped the snowflake over & over again and added in the green ribbon.

Using that snowflake again....

and one more time. HAHA!
This card actually opens up so I can write a sweet little note inside...

Isn't this snowman adorable?
This stamp can be found in in Kissmas & Mistletoe as well!

ALL of these tags were so very easy to make...and will add just the perfect finishing touch to my gifts this Christmas!
Now check out all the other {ippity} chicks
posting {ippity} on there blogs today...
CLICK HERE for the full list!


Friday with my Unity FRIENDS!

Hello and HAPPY Friends with Flair Friday!!
Last night I was able to get started on a PIRATE mini album that I have been wanting to work on. I still need to finish the backs of each of the pages and have a couple more that I need to add the finishing touches to...but I was able to get a great start on it.

I used all Unity Stamps to create these pages...
Frame this Alpha
SBC-103 Priceless Reflections {Dec '09} Collection

Have you seen the December Scrapbooking kit yet?
Check it out on the Unity homepage HERE.
You get a HUGE amount of stamps
12 pieces of scrappy paper
INK in Moulin Rouge!

The album is made from items that I had in my craft room...mostly from other mini albums that I didn't use all of the pieces from. I just punched a hole in the upper left corner of each piece and used a big silver ring that I also had in my craft stash!

Did you know that Target now has a .99 cent scrapbooking section? I picked up some rub-ons and other accessories the other day and used them here....
The rest of the pages need just a little more work...hopefully I'll be able to complete them this weekend! :)
If you didn't come from the Unity Blog...CLICK HERE so you can check out all the other FRIENDS posting today!!
ALSO....don't forget..
has been announced. Would YOU like to join the team?


masking tutorial...

it's {That's how you do it} Thursday on the {ippity} blog and
I have shared how I created the {heart} background in my layout that I posted yesterday.

check it out here:
{ippity} blog


my new favorite STAMP...

I have a NEW FAVORITE stamp...
one of those that you reach for over & over again.
one that can be used in so many different ways.
for so many different occasions....
i love it so much I stamped it repeatedly over & over again on my layout below...
that FABULOUS stamp is the "lovelovelove, etc" stamp that I used to create the heart background!
{this stamp is from the ippity kit - Because of You}
check it out...

you stole my heart...and i love you more today than yesterday....
along with the adorable heart
are from the {ippity} kit - Straight from the Heart

This heart background was SO EASY to do...I'll be posting tomorrow on the {ippity} blog a tutorial on how to do this...
also, Michelle has some fabulous {ippity} matters she is sharing today, she would LOVE if you stopped by...


december daily album...

WOW! Can you believe that?!
I am sharing just a few pages from my December Daily Album that I have created. If you are NOT familiar with creating a December Daily Album...then you may be wondering why all my pages below are so plain and well, pretty boring boring boring! :) The concept behind the December Daily album is to have journaling pages created in advance...and then DAILY add in pictures, jouranling, embellishments, and whatever you want to a page a day. TYPICALLY, each page also has a number indicating which date of December that page is for...I am saving that part for the actual day that I am going to do my journaling.
if you would like more information on creating a december daily album...

I used {ippity} stamps as well as Unity Stamps on some of these pages.
and I am going to save my pictures of complete pages for another time...