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 (www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com); 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 worlds...you 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 lunch...it 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
 

33 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Love your flowers, I'm going to have to try that out!

Jen said...

Wow Patricia, those flowers are amazing! I definitely need to try some too! Fabulous card to showcase them on...and love all the stamps you used together...awesome!

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful card, Patricia! These three are my very favorite sets, too! Love how you created your flowers!

jennifer mitten said...

What a fabulous idea and great execution. Please leave me out of your drawing, though:-) That is my favorite set, too...

Dee in N.H. said...

OMGosh! I love those flowers! How cute!!

Lisa said...

Those flowers are adorable!!!!

wearestampers said...

Great new idea for making flowers! Looks great!
Pam

shuggy said...

what a good idea!!

Emily said...

Those flowers are very pretty! Very nice. :)

Lesa said...

That Flowers +Friends= Priceless is now my newest set I think need to get! Youqr card is so pretty Nd the string flowers are going to get a go in the near future! Thanks for sharing!!

Noelle Reese said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flowers!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love how you made the flowers. Now and Always is my favorite set also.
I'm a new follower.

Julia said...

I am a new follower. Love the idea for the flowers. Hugs, Julia

Donna Ellis said...

I love love LOVE that set 117! Your flowers above the set are very original! I've not seen anyone use yarn in that capacity - and the leaves are gorgeous on that designer paper. Thanks for the ideas!

mollymoo951 said...

Hi-dee! :-D

Emily Keaton said...

This card is SO cute! I love those string flowers, and the leaves from my favorite {ippity} kit look great. :)

Aleks said...

Oh, goooossssh! I just love your card...you're so going to start a new trend!! hehe..I've gotta try it..I've got a whole whack of bakers twine headed my way! Do you know about glubers? They're giant glue dots. I've never used them..but saw them being used to make those ribbon flowers! This would be perfect!

BTW: I didn't have lunch today. :( Boo! This is what happens when you leave for work LATE and don't PREPLAN! ;)

I'm so excited for these upcoming challenges! I love the set you are giving away, adoRable!

Angie said...

Very cute card!!!! It looks like it took a lot of time!!!

Maria Levine said...

Wow wonderful! LOVE those flowers! Great job.

Crystal Cantu said...

Nice flowers, I just might have to try it.

{PaperCrafterAnonymous} said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the colors and the card!
Heather F. - Chick

lydiawalker said...

fab fab fab flowers xxxx

Jen said...

Those flowers are really neat! Must try that soon!
Jen
Jmueller409 at yahoo dot com

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous, I've never seen a card with flowers made like this, really like it. :) Lori m

Jess B. said...

Ohhh love your flowers!!! Very creative. I am glad you got a kick out of it. Learning how to edit!

Jess B {Ippity Chick}

Annabella Merlin said...

the strings make such cute flowers! I love the colors and the ideas are spinning!

Trisha said...

Great card and the flowers are awesome. TFS and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the flowers - and they are so fabulous on the kraft paper!!!

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marilyn said...

LOVE your string flowers-definitely will be giving that a whirl!

jackie 4124 said...

Love the twine flowers. Going to try this technique

COScraps said...

Cute! I loe all three of these sets. Thanks for sharing this blog hop is fun!

Pryn said...

Beautiful cards!! Pink is my favorite color, so i was drawn to these right away :) Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

Pryn said...

Beautiful cards!! Pink is my favorite color, so i was drawn to these right away :) Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!