Monday, September 27, 2010

Hippity Hop - State Fair Style

Hello Hippity Hoppers!!

Happy Monday - the great State Fair of Texas opened on Friday and it is living up to its name!  We have been there three times already (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and plan on going a few more:-)  I don't know what it is about it - I think it is that there is something for everyone and people from all walks of life can coexist there peacefully....

This is what they were giving away to the women this weeked when they walked through the gate....  I've got two - one for reading and one for making into those cool paper flowers everyone is making these days. I don't have a sample yet but I will next week! Nice eye candy on the cover, though.

Of course, I also have an Ippity project that I totally borrowed from Eryn - a banner for my Ippity booth at the Home Based Business Expo at Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, TX on Saturday, October 16 from 9 to 2.  I hope you'll visit if you're in the neighborhood!

I used three sets for this - the letters are from "Alphabetically Adorable," the borders are from "Sweet Thoughts of Springs," and the music background is from "Music of My Heart."  Once I stamped the borders, I decided to cut around them on the top of each triangle for a little more interest. I used Nestabilities for the oval and scalloped oval that I put the letters on.  I think it looks pretty cute:-)

I hope you all have a great week and can have as much fun as we'll be having trying the fried foods and visiting the Fair attractions!

Remember to leave some love and visit all the other Ippity folks on the Hop today!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hippity Hop!!!!

Happy Monday!!!  It's been a while since I've had a chance to participate in the Hop and I have missed you all!!!  I spent all day yesterday crafting and getting products ready for a show.....not a craft show but a home-based business expo at the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, TX on October 16 from 9 to 2.  I hope some of you local gals will visit me!  I will have all of the Ippity kits I have in stock as well as a few of the new release. And, of course, I'll be happy to take orders for the sets I run out of:-)

I also had to make a card for a new arrival - a baby boy who was born this week.  Here's the card - not cutesy since Mom likes darker colors like olive and brown:-) I love this Cosmo Cricket paper - I think I got it with a Unity Scrapbook kit.  The card does show both sides of the double-sided paper....  I am addicted to Cosmo Cricket's papers - I bought a few different decks from Limelight and Paper Maniac recently.  I love doing business with both of them - both have superior customer service...

I have wanted to try making some of these fabulous embellishments I keep seeing on the Ippity blog - here's my take on some of these fabulous "Now and Always" flowers.  I had some epoxy buttons that had just the right colors.  It is amazing how many items you can make from one piece of scrap paper!  I am bagging them up for my show - I doubt I'd be able to sell them but I want everyone to see some creative ways to use our fabulous Ippity stamps!

Well, I hope to see some of you soon!  In the meantime, I'll be busy at the great State Fair of Texas ffrom 9/24 through 10/17 - you know it's my favorite time of the year!  We've got our season passes and we're ready to roll.  I'll be working out there a couple of days at the membership table in the Continental DAR House so maybe I'll see you there!

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's Been a While - FWF

Well, I've been so busy of late that I haven't had time to do any crafting - I did make a few little cards last weekend, though.  Sometimes, you've just got to get out those stamps!  I totally love the butterfly below - it is fantastic and that sentiment is perfect.  I believe I have it all but maybe I can always use some more stamps:-)  I love the whole set - a store kit (the whole thing) with "key to joy" and "the right words."  The birthday stamp below is also in this set.

I love these Ippity papers and Unity stamps (although the turtles are not Unity).  I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine for the border and love the way it turned out!!

This button stamp is from a Samantha Walker cowgirl set and the "Seasons Change" stamp is from a recent Kit of the Month.  I love it!!  And, I am waiting for the seasons to change - it's still in the 90's here!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!  And thanks again schnauzermom for your sweet gesture - I'll return the favor one of these days!!!!!!!!!