Monday, June 7, 2010

Sharin' a Little Ippity...

Very excited to share a little Ippity with
you first thing this week!  It's part of the

Many of you know my friend and fellow
designer over at The Play Date Cafe,
Well, she's an Ippity girl and she
sent me the 'What Matters Most' set
and what a wonderful surprise it was!
So I did a little somethin' pretty basic, but it's
so fun to try something new and play with
new stamps, isn't it?!

One of the great things about this set for me,
is that my 7 year old grandson, CJ helped cut
out these it has just a little more
'special-ness' for me   :  )
Everything was stamped with chalk inks in a 
variety of colors and shaded with Tim Holtz
'old paper' distress ink.

By the color combo here?
It was inspired by a tank top and jacket I
saw in the window of the Chico's store at
the mall where Paul works.
It just goes to show that inspiration can come
from pretty much ANYWHERE!   

Stop by the Ippity blog and check
out the others who are 'hopping' with me!

One more thing....
The card just above came with the stamp set from's also created with Ippity.  I had no idea
when leaving a comment on her post the day she
featured this card, that the 'special person' she was
sending this to was me....I actually told her that
"I would really like to see that butterfly up close"!

Thank you's just as beautiful as I thought!


Rona said...

BEAUTIFUL!! and how wonderful that your grandson likes to create with you. Fun times to cherish :)

NoraAnne said...

How fun that your grandson helped you make this card! :) So sweet! What a lovely surprise this must have been to receive a beautiful card AND fun set of stamps to play with! Lucky you ;)
Thanks so much for your comment on my blog :)

Suzi said...

AWESOME card!! I love the color combo & LOVE LOVE LOVE those houses!!!

So glad you finally got to post your card too! I added you to my feeds list this morning!!!

Helen said...

I love this card. The houses are great!

Crystal said...

WOW Julie, AWESOME sentiment and GREAT houses...Fabby card sweetie!

Ruby said...

LOVE your card Julie, those little houses are so cute! It's really fun to see you on the {ippity} hop too, glad you managed to get blogger working! Sav's card is lovely, what a nice surprise from Sav!

lynn said...

how sweet is savannah?! i'm so glad you joined ippity, julie! tell cj, he did a wonderful job on your card:) i lurk alot-i'll try to do better:)

Lone Pine Designs said...

Love it! Great colour combo!

Jen said...

OH my gosh, I remember when my son would help me 'create'...such a precious time you must have with your grandson! Love your 'special' card and the use of Tim's inks! Thanks for your comment on my blog and I'm going to go check out your interview now! P.S. Sav is such a sweetie!

Deb Neerman said...

What a fabulous creation, Julie! Love it!

How sweet that your grand was able to create with you?!?

Karen B. said...

Oh, I love the cards, both yours and Sav's (she is a great person!) but I really love how you shared that you were able to create something with your grandson. I love to hear when other people stamp with "the littles" especially when they are boys.

Jan said...

Both of your cards are adorable and I especially like the one that CJ helped you with :)

Banu said...

Superb Card that you have made with this set...:) Totally Cool...And I also liked the card that you got..It feels nice to get cards from your friends.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i can't believe you have a 7 yr old grandson!!!!!!

beautiful cards. love the colors on the house card and he did a fabulous job of cutting. can i borrow him???? lol

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love how you used the What Matters set!

lisa a.

Kimmarie Baker said...

Your cards are so pretty. It is so nice to receive goodies you weren't expecting and even better getting to use them in a happy way. It was so nice that your grandson helped you with your houses, very special! Following you too!

Wendy said...

Hi Julie!!! Thank you for the invite and I would love to play along with your COLOR SPLASH Challenge!!
Have a super day!!

Suzanne C said...

What a clean and simple design. Adorable card! Lovely card that Sav sent you.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling card Julie! So full of love :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOOOOOODNESS:) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! I knew this set would be perfect for you! I love love love it:) I love that CJ helped with it! I wish he could come over and help me:) What a fab card--and welcome to the Ippity club:) So glad I met you!! Thanks so much for mentioning me---LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!