Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Hopping with Ippity!

It's H{ippity} Hop Monday
and I am coming to you from the Hilton Garden Inn
in beautiful Middleton, Wisconsin.
I LoVe the internet!

I spent seven whole hours....
and shopping at Archiver's today.
I will share more on my little excursion on Tuesday,
but here is a little photo that Paul snapped after I finished
the project for this post...

Now...back to The H{ippity} Hop!

For a complete list of the other talented
folks who are 'hopping' with me, click here
for a direct line to the Ippity Blog.

I really enjoyed making the 'elements' for this card.
I pulled out the 'Tattered Flowers' die from Sizzix/Tim Holtz and
started making a whole bunch of blooms.
These particular ones were created by using VersaMagic inks
in a variety of colors...just layered one on top of the other
to 'build' the color.  I then stamped each one with 
Ippity's 'A Bit of Burlap' stamp.
I then shaded the edges using Distress Inks and VersaMagic.
I then stamped this fun journaling image from
Ippity's 'Fall for You' set.
Placed the blooms randomly, added a few pearls,
shading around the borders and done.
If you have not tried Ippity stamps yet or have and do
not own the above images yet,
this week is a great time to add them.
It's time for the Ippity Double Deal!

Purchase 'Fall for You' for only $24 and get
'A Bit of Burlap' for only $3 and
free shipping for both!
I have them in stock and ready to send.
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from USPS & Walmart.
Just email me at
with your request.
Of course, you can order all your Ippity from me
and let me be your 'Ippity Chick'!
Click here to see the newest images I have available
and click here to see the others I have in stock.

Thanks to Maria at Ippity for choosing not only my
turquoise snowman card from last week's GIU,
but also the creations of fellow PDCC teammates,
Savannah & Suzanne as her Sunday faves!

Thanks for popping by!


Angie Blom said...

well you look like you are having the best time ever.. and your card is simply stunning Julie!! I love the bloom and all the wonderful distressing. that burlap stamp looks amazing on the flowers.

Cecelia said...

Great card! I love Tim Holtz Dies and have a few myself;0) Love the flower...may need to get that one

Cecelia B

Helen said...

Just love those tattered florals. Great card (and photo!)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Looks like you had a great time Julie! Love those 3D flowers!

Sarah Anderson said...

SeVeN hours, I am sooooooooo jealous! What a great way to celebrate your birthday :) Love this card,especially the journalling image under the flower - I love lines like that! Please thank Paul for taking your pic, it's so great to see you 'in situ' :)

StampinCathy said...

WOW! What a fun day and your card is just breathtaking and so inspiring. Love the stamps, color combo, embellishment and that gorgeous flower.

Bogner's said...

Absolutley amazing! I love that flower! I think I may need to add that die to my every expanding colletion! And I love how you layered it on the journaling block!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the Tim Holtz die. I saw it at Archiver's the other day and so wan it. I need to make a day at Archiver's. Ironically, there is a Hilton down the road from ours, too. Glad you had a good time@!

Lovely card!

Lone Pine Designs said...

Great job...stunning!

{jennie} said...

Lovely card creations! And how lovely to be at a hotel steps from Archiver's! That is a great store. Happy birthday weekend!

Banu said...

Beautiful Card.....I loved the use of flowers with that journaling block. Really neat.

Eva said...

Julie, this is soo those flowers and the way you used the Ippity with them. How fun you got to spend all those hours at Archivers, I did the same with my friends this Saturday and it was fun!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is beautiful! That flower is amazing! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH SO SO SO jealous of your play time at Archivers:) SO fun!!! Love the pic--that shirt is fab! LOVE that color on you too:) As for your card--get out! LOVE it! Love all the elements and the design....YOU rock these Ippity stamps:) LOVE IT!

Chris said...

gorgeous! love your flowers, love the colors!

Susan B. said...

I so wish we had an Archives in our area, I keep reading so many wonderful thing about that store! Your flowers are just beautiful, you did a wonderful job inking them up!

Martha said...

so adorable

Kelly Landers said...

Tim Holtz is all over this card Julie!! Love those fabulous colors you blended!!

Rona said...

Love this!!! looks like you had a great and successful time!!

Ruby said...

Ooh YUMMY!! What a FAB card Julie, I LOVE it!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. Hope you had a WONDERFUL time, you look like you really enjoyed yourself!! xx

Elisabeth said...

Oh my, I just LOVE it! truly awesome!

lynn said...

sounds like you truly enjoyed your bday! your card is lovely, as always, julie:)

Sharli said...

Happy Happy Birthday Julie Ranae! I am a wee bit envious of your fab DH - what an awesome gift!!!!! He is definitely a keeper!

You look so happy - I'm glad for that! I love your card, too, and am smiling on this end.

FibreJunky said...

Awesome way to spend your birthday!!! Some day I'll get to visit an Archivers. Have a great week!

A Vintage Chic said...

Sounds--and looks--like you had a wonderful birthday, Julie! Love the cards you made! What a thoughtful hubby you have to let you spend the day in Archivers! Wish I had one near me!

Hope the rest of your week is as beautiful as your birthday was...


Susan Allan said...

Great card, especially the flower.
Seems you had an amazing time...all that shopping!!
Sue x

Tammy said...

It looks like you had a fab day! What a great card!!!! I think you have a pretty awesome and fab hub! Warm aloha!

Gwen said...

What an amazing way to spend your day! Love your card!

stampjourney said...

Fabulous card! Love the flower!

Neet said...

I just love how you have done that flower. Pretty good day I guess.