Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hip-Hop Flip-Flop

Good morning to all my Unity Stamp Co. and {Ippity} Peeps!

Before we get into the fun stuff today, I need to apologize for my sudden disappearance from the blog this week. We had to make an unexpected trip to Alabama and I barely had time to pack, much less get my blog organized for the week so I am so sorry that I left you hanging. But our many, MANY hours of driving ended yesterday afternoon so now I am back with you in the land of BLOGGING! ;o)

If you have been following the hop then I know that you know this week's fun news...
we are doing a Unity - {Ippity} Flip-Flop! 

I LOVE the excuse to use all of those FABULOUS {Ippity} stamps! 
I had planned so many more projects for you today, but our trip put the kibosh on extra stamping so you will just have to watch for a bit more {Ippity} later!

My first project is a fun little layout about my secret stash of romance novels hidden in my stamp room...
(click on the layout to get the full impact of how it looks)

The journaling says, "I was so excited about this big wall cabinet for holding supplies in my stamp room. But instead of papers, stamps, and glitters, it holds Kenyons, Showalters, and Gerards. All romance novels- chick lit!" ~Sept 2010

This corner detail is the edge of a shipping tag that I colored with Glimmer Mist a LONG time ago. I simply stamped the floral edge across the top of it, trimmed it to fit the page top and added the ribbon and gems for a cool detail that helps to tie in the blue on the page.

I stamped that awesome Bit of Burlap stamp in Hay (Palette ink pad) on the background of some white cardstock and then stamped the books in black StazOn and colored them with watercolor pencils. The detail around the edge of the piece is hand drawn after a bit of edge distressing.

Supplies used:
*{Ippity} The Simple Things (flowers stamped in background of layout)
*{Ippity}A Moment In Time (floral border along tag top)
*{Ippity} Books a Flutter (book stamp and quote)
*{Ippity} A Bit of Burlap (background behind books)
*October Afternoon paper (yellow damask) and journaling piece
*Pink Paislee paper (black background)
*Making Memories ledger paper
*Jet Black StazOn ink pad
*watercolor pencils
*American Crafts glitter alpha
*EK Success Chain punch
*Recollections bling gem swirl
*shipping tag
*Glimmer Mist (verdigris?)
*flat-back gems
*Zig writer

My second project is a simple card using some super-OLD papers and these fabulous {Ippity} stamps from the A Moment in Time kit....

A very clean and simple layout which I think makes for a perfect thank you card which you can mass-produce for a good stash of these cards...esp. as we go into the holidays.

Supplies used:
*{Ippity} A Moment in Time
*MME paper collection
*Martha Stewart flat-backed gems, border punch, and seam binding tape
*Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch
*StazOn jet black ink pad
*kraft card stock

Now you need to hop on over to the next blog...***Stephanie***


Jessica Diedrich said...

WOW Christi=these are both SO, SO gorgeous. How AWESOME is that layout, the super gorgeous bling, the bow/tag below you -just beautiful! Plus your card-BEAUTIFUL sentiment and love that paper and ribbon !!!


Carisa said...

omgosh, I am LOVING your layout - i also have my secret stash of romance novels hidden in my stamp stuff. hehe

farmhouse-story said...

So much goodness on your adorable page, Christi! Sweet card, too!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! This layout is AWESOME and so inspiring. Love the colors, layout and of course the Ippity you used. Your stamp room is beautiful. Your card is just adorable. Thanks for inspiring with your creative MOJO!

JPScraps said...

love, love, love the layout1 Great way to make old look new with the cards.

Rachel B said...

These are beautiful! I love the LO! So fun, and all those books!

Martha galvez said...

Sweet projects.

Jen E. said...

i love it when you do layouts. they always ROCK!

Lillian Child said...

I had to grin when I saw your "secret stash" of romance novels! We are kindred spirits in that sense - love my "take me away calgon" moments! Just a really great page layout!

Anonymous said... your "stash" layout!!! the card is so super cute too :)

Lacey said...

fantastic layout and card!!!

eryn hannig said...

look at all that totally rocked this layout & that card!!! LOVE those colors you used & your embellishments are just perfect - the shipping tag...GENIUS!! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Gorgeous creations!!!!

Rona said...

Great layout and card!!

Suzi said...

I'm loving these both. You guys are so making me want to scrap again!

Angie Blom said...

WOW just stunning. I love all your details in the layout and your card is gorgeous.

Eva said...

WOW, Christi, your layout is mixed in so many Ippity stamps so beautifully!!! And your card is so pretty, too..such great eye candy. Sorry you didn't get to stamp as many projects you hoped, but hope the trip was good.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Love, love, love the colors you used on the card. The layout is awesome. I love to read also, but I have run out of room for books, so now I am into using the eReader. It is so easy to take a book anywhere now. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

cute, cute stuff! love all the great details in these projects!!

foursenuff said...

Awesome layout and card

Erika M. said...

Wow - very amazing creations!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Christi,

So nice, your layout! I love books, so the theme of this layout is perfect for me and I love that stamp with the pile of books with the butterfly!!! And then that gorgeous butterfly-flower!!! It;s perfect!! Love your book closets as well, very very nice!!

Hugs, Wendy

Pamela said...

Fantastic work! :)

Tamdsgns said...

love both projects, so fun and colorful. tfs!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Christi--your LO is STUNNING! I just love all the details and the stamps you used:} Super cute card too! Love that ribbon--LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting here!

Lesley Langdon said...

GORGEOUS work Christi!!! Love the colors and design of your layout. So many cute details!

Scrapcollectr said...

LoVe books! Great layout...TFS=D

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