Thursday, October 20, 2011

Here's a Challenge...Chick!

So, have you guys checked out Chick Challenges {with Ippity} yet? It is only one of the coolest blogs out there for challenges now! Each week the blog is hosted by one of the Ippity Chicks (they are the sellers of Ippity) and the host offers up a prize to a lucky person randomly drawn from the list of participants in that weeks challenge.

Guess what chick is hosting it this week?


I'm so excited to see what you all can create from this sketch:

Here's what I made:

For this one I used the butterfly from the set "Now and Always" all time favourite! This stamps set can be used so many time and, honestly, has seen the most ink out of ALL my stamps...and that's a lot of stamps! The "happy birthday" sentiment came from the "How YOU Doin'" set...another favourite of mine. It's so versatile! It is the set that has seen the SECOND most ink out of all my stamps. Then I added a few flowers and some buttons. Presto!

Here's the next card I made:

I used the "Flowers + Friends = Priceless" set for the flowers on this one. I embossed the flowers (of course!) and I think they turned out pretty good! The happy anniversary sentiment is from the "Just Wanted to Say" set. I love this set too!!

Well, that's my creations! I hope you liked them. If you want to see the Ippity sets that I used or any of the other ones make sure you head over to my sales blog. If you want something that you don't see just ask! I may have it!

Now, head on over to the Chick Challenges blog and get the info on how you can win the set that I am giving away... "New Season New Wonder". Here it is:

Isn't it awesome!!!

I can't wait to see your creations!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


The winner of the blog candy posted for the Christmas in October Ippity Blog hop is:

Dee in N.H.

Congratulations!!! Contact me with your info at so I can get your prize mailed off to you!

Love, Patricia

Saturday, October 15, 2011


No, not really! If it was that "IT'S CHRISTMAS" statement would be followed by me running and hiding! I haven't even STARTED any Christmas prep yet! So, don't's not Christmas. It IS the {ippity}Christmas in October Blog Hop though!!!

So, if you are coming from Sarah's blog then you are on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning you can go over to Heathers blog. There is also a list at the end of this post in case you get lost!

For this hop I decided to get out 'ol faithful...the "Season of Joy" set. I LOVE this set! just take a look.

And here is my project...I apologise for the photo...the lighting here at the time was HORRIBLE! I will take another one as soon as I can and update the post.

This is one of those wooden frames from Michael's. I painted it white, then Modge Podged some designer paper to the front. I didn't worry about having it perfectly cut to size. This was because I wanted to sand the edges anyway, so the paper was "cut" by that. I like the whole distress look! Then I added a little white ribbon bow to the upper left corner and the two stamps from the "Season of Joy" set...and of course I heat embossed it! I can't wait to get a picture of the boys to put in it when Christmas gets here! Hopefully I will be ready for the holiday then!

Well, that's it...almost! I have a little blog candy to give away! I will send a few random ippity stamps to one lucky person who comments on my blog! I will pick a name through the random generator who is my 4-year-old (his birthday is today!!! Happy Birthday Nicholas!!) and my DH's hat! Check back tomorrow for the winner.

Your next stop is Maria who, I am positive, will have an awesome project to show you! Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win my blog candy.

Heather:  I Heart {ippity}

Noelle:  Noelle Scraps A Lot!

Sabrina:  {ippity} online

Barbara:  {ippity} do da

Angie:  stampings of the shug}

Crystal:  Crystal's Craft Corner

Jen:  Jen's Cup of Creations

Sarah:  The Joys of Creating....

Patricia:  My Crafty Creations <-------- YOU ARE HERE!

Maria:  Ria Creations

Andrea:  Ippity Stamps 4 You

Sherri:  Bits and Pieces of Me

JenMarie:  Taylor~Made by JenMarie

Lisa:  Schnauz Scraps: Hot Ippity Dawg!

Rona:  A Little Inspiration from Rona

Kim:  Scrappin' Creations

Lisa H.:  My Kreative Pursuits

Susan B.:  Paper & Joy

Jennie:  {kitchen counter crafter}

Jennifer:  Mitten's Papercrafting


If you are interested in {ippity} stamps take a look at my sales blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

Saturday, October 8, 2011


WOW! OK! Anyone who knows me knows that I am always chronically late! Seriously! I think I have a rare disease! LOL! I have just shown you all out in blog land that my lateness has struck again! I was supposed to post the name of the winner of my blog give away on the morning of the 6th....and not it is the night of the 8th! Yikes! So, before I waste even MORE time, here is the winner!


Yay Marilyn! I will be sending your stamps (and a few other goodies!) out to you as soon as I can!

Love, Patricia 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Think Pink!

As many of you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Well, Splitcoaststampers are partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for the "Hope You Can Cling To" card drive. How it works is simple: you go to Splitcoaststampers, participate in their HYCCT challenges and send your cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Easy peasy! When you do this your name will be entered into a draw to wind some very awesome prizes! Even if you don't win a prize you should still feel good that your cards will be going to women who can use a few words of hope. For all the information check out the HYCCT forum.

I am going to try to participate in as many challenges as I can this month. So far I have only got two cards completed but if you saw the state that my craft room was in you would be surprised that I got those done! LOL! I spent most of this evening cleaning it so that I could get more done in there in the next few days.

These are the ones I have done so far:

This was challenge HYCCT1101A: Pink Critters! Basically we had to just take any critter image and make it pink! I chose this little guy from the Unity Kit of the Month Kit for April 2011. I think he is just so cute!

This card was made for the HYCCT1101B: Bling Your Cling challenge! For this one we had to bling it up! Simple! I chose an image from the Unity Kit of the Month for May 2011 and embossed, colored, and distressed it. Then I took a sentiment from the Ippity "Just Wanted to Say" set, which you can find on my sales blog.

Stay tuned to my blog! I am sure you will see a lot more pink in the next month!

Thanks for stopping in!

Love, Patricia 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Chick Picks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}!  Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!
Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5.  Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects.  We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets.  To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!
To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (; 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is.  (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.
I'm so excited about this challenge blog! The chicks that sell Ippity Stamps are just as AWESOME as the stamps themselves! This way you get the best of both get to meet the chicks AND you get to use the stamps! Plus, each week there will be prizes...and who doesn't love free stuff!! I love it so much that I'm giving away an Ippity set too! Wanna win it? Well, all you gotta do is comment on my post...that's it! You can tell me what you think of my project or you can tell me what you had for doesn't matter! Then, check back here on October 6th to see if you are the winner. Easy peasy!
Now, on to my project!
Today I have a card to show you. I saw some really cute flowers made from string in a card magazine and I HAD to try it out! They are so simple to make! You just cut out some circles from cardstock (its best to use a color similar to your string), put a bunch of adhesive on it, and start winding your string from the outside of the circle in towards the middle. I stuck a button on each to complete them...and to cover up the end of the string. I'll throw some of that string into my blog candy too so you can try this for yourself!

I think they came out pretty cute! The leaves completed the project and they are from my all time favourite Ippity set "Now and Always". The sentiment "thinking of you" came from a newer set "Flowers + Friends = Priceless".

 Look at all those GORGEOUS flowers! And that leaf is perfect!
This set is just ADORABLE! I just love flowers!
And here's the set I'm giving away.
Isn't it cute?!?!!
Don't forget to leave a comment on this post (and the other blogs) for a chance to win the prizes!
And, if you need some Ippity goodness you can check out my sales blog to place an order.
Now, hop on back to Chick Challenges to comment on what YOUR favourite Ippity set is!
Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Patricia