{03.21.2011} post no. 2

BIG, BIG DAY!!! I have lots to share today… this is post no. 2! Let’s get to the the FINAL TWIST for the Hippity Hop Twist Challenge. Get out some thread because we are doing some HAND STITCHING! I was really excited for this twist. Normally, I do machine or faux stitching (which I included in this card too).  I immediately knew I wanted to use the flourish stamp from Love in Return.  Isn’t it cute with the little bit of hand stitching added in?  I stamped my image, used my paper piercer to create the holes for the embroidery …

{3.14.2011} twist challenge week 3

Woo hoo, week 3! It is week 3 for the Hippity Hop Twist Challenge and that means we have a photo to inspire us! I love the colors in this photo and I took inspiration from the flowers as well. I used the Faith Blooms and Music of my Heart {ippity} stamp sets.  I’ve been pulling out some of the older kits.  I don’t think I have used this flower yet.  But don’t quote me on that!  🙂  Giving some love to the oldies but goodies. I stamped it multiple times and then used some watercolor pencils to add the …

{3.7.2011} Twist Challenge Week 2

LOVE YOU ♥ ERYN! My heart is torn between my excitement for Eryn starting her new adventure and my sadness that she is leaving the {ippity} and Unity family.  I love this girl!  She is so full of positive energy and sweetness!  I’m going to miss her something terrible.  *sniff, sniff* For this week, we all decided to create a card to say farewell to our beloved Eryn. Week 2 of {IHHTC3} we reveal the colors.  Aren’t they super yummy and full of spring! I’m using BOTH the sketch and the colors from the challenges.  This sketch is so fun, …

{2.28.2011} hippity hop

Hello Hippity Hoppers! We are starting a NEW month of challenges.  You can check out all the deets for the challenge on the Ippity blog. Eva created this sweet sketch for us this week.  I pulled out an older Ippity set called Moon Beam and Heart Strings.  I embossed the moons and stars in white and then created a cutout in the blue paper and popped it up.  A few little embellishments like the ribbon and twine just finished it all off. I have an Assemble This! video for today as well.. hope you enjoy. Lisa H. is next!!!! I …

{2.21.2011} the FINAL February twist

Ready for the FINAL twist!!! Yip, we are already at the 4th and FINAL week for February’s Hippity Hop Twist Challenge (IHHTC2).  Check out the Ippity blog for more deets. RIBBON Let’s use some ribbon. Trying something new again. I used the “post” stamp from Cherish Your Dreams to create my own background on kraft card stock.  I like it and definitely will be doing this again.  For some reason the idea of creating my own background scared me.  But with help of my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig, we got it done. I layered a few more stamps from this set over …