Friday, May 14, 2010

{ippity} release challenge fun!

If you missed the {ippity} 2010 Spring Collection release party yesterday, you won't want to miss the next one!!! I had SO much fun chatting it up with other {ippity} chicks and customers in the SCS forums. There were games, giveaways & challenges. I am so excited because I actually WON two stamps sets! whoohoo!!
My two cards today come from the challenges I participated in:
The first card was a S.P.R.I.N.G. challenge, ie. Scallops-Piercing-Ribbon-Ink-(something)New-Green. I loved this challenge & I love making CAS cards with my {ippity}. Isn't it just gorgeous! I colored in the word with Copics using the feathering technique to blend two completely different colors. I just love green and purple together!! The set I used for this card is Sweet Thoughts of Spring from the 2010 Winter Collection. I have it available for purchase on my sales blog. I do have one in stock so if you purchase it, it will ship immediately.

My 2nd card is from a sketch challenge hosted by the talented {ippity} DT member, Maria Gurnsey. I absolutely adore Maria and her style of stamping. Her sketch was totally her and it really took me some time to put together! I love the end result though and think it's so pretty. The set I used for this card is Just Wanted To Say & it is also available for purchase! This one I do have to order so it wouldn't ship immediately, but it's definately worth the wait! I love the sentiments in this one and the frames that fit them. Perfect for any occasion!

I've been messing around with Photoshop lately - I used to use PSE a LOT and was really good at making siggies, etc. but after not having it for almost a year, I'm pretty rusty. I was trying to figure out how to make blog banners as you can see above, but it's not centering quite right and I really can't figure out why! LOL If anyone has any tips, pointers, etc. I would LOVE it if you left me a comment! Being a full time stay at home mommy right now, I'm trying to channel my creative energy not only into an outlet for myself, but also for a way to possibly generate a little bit of income to help support my family. It's not easy being a single income household! I'd rather work with my passion than be forced to go back to a boring 'ole office job!!! Besides....I need to figure out SOME way to fund my Copic/Stamps/Nesties obsession, er, hobby, right?!


Toothy said...

Love your new blog background and your cards, love the cute corner punch of the 2nd card.

Jacilynn said...

Your ippity cards are amazing! gorgeousness!
And love your new blog look!