Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ippity Stamps Sneak Peeks: Day 1

Hi everyone! The Ippity Stamps sneak peeks have begun!!

This is so exciting, Ippity releases 8 sets every 3 months and the time is HERE!! For those of you new to Ippity, it is a stamp line from Unity Stamping Co. The stamps are sold only by peeps like me, you won't find them at any online or brick and mortar store. Gals who sell Ippity are called "Ippity Chicks"! How fun is that?

Today the Design Team is peeking 2 sets, Moonbeams and Heart Strings and Fishy Philosophy. AND you can find set snippets on the Ippity blog!! My card use Moonbeams. You will love this one, it is a set of 8 stamps that are perfect for baby cards AND love cards -yep, both!! I stamped the stars/moon strings image and cut them out to dangle above the sentiment panel. I channeled Amy Sheffer again for her clever ribbon treatments! I had fun with my Spellbinder dies as you can tell -making the frames is kind of a pain, but worth it, don't cha think?!?

I just got a new pack of Core'dinations WhiteWash Collection, and I used the blue one for this card. Keep an eye out, I will be using this cardstock throughout my peeks!

I didn't have time to make a card with Fishy Philosophy, but as it turns out, I DO have something to share. I should preface this by stating the I HAVE BOYS. Not girls, nothing pink and frilly EVER goes on at this house, save my crafting area -LOL!

OK - So I sat down with Ryan (my 4yo) to make Valentines for his class. After HOURS (which felt like DAYS) of tantrums, we compromised to make a Valentine with an animal on the front and taping a piece of candy to it. Out of ALL my animal stamps (including Prehistoric Pals by SU!) he CHOSE THE FISH FROM FISHY PHILOSOPHY! LOL! Can't argue with his taste :-)He chose the colors and stamped them all himself (egads, don't look at my iron on the ground in the background). He punched the holes with the Crop-a-dile and taped the candy on all "by himself" (that's big around here). Then that was it -then he moved on to the Wii game!Here is the final bunch. I used the ticket corner punch at the top and added a small piece of ribbon. I REALLY WANTED TO DO MORE TO THESE! The crafter in me was horrified that they weren't cute enough, but the kids ARE 4 and these will get thrown away as soon as the candy gets ripped off them! LOL!

Anyway, these give you a peek 1 of the 2 fish images from the set!!

Be sure to check out the DTs amazing sneak peeks and we even have a couple Unity girls playing along too!

The FABULOUS Ippity Design Team:
Eryn Hagen
Eva Dobilas

Heather Rolin (Guest)

Kelly Landers

Lisa Henke

Maria Gurnsey


The AMAZING Unity Girls:
Jimmi Mayo
Brooke Lien

Kimber McGray

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for tomorrow, we peek 2 more amazing sets!!

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93 comments:

  1. I LOVE the colors of your card....it's just too cute. Super cute valentines too :)

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  2. Hey sweet Michelle, these are gorgeous...I can't tell you how much I love your baby card!!!! It's perfection my friend! And I just adore the Valentine's day tags you made with Ryan...too cute!!!!! Hugs,

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  3. beautiful card.. and love those cool Valentine tags.

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  4. I think Ryan's Valentines are super sweet!! I used to LOVE making Valentines with my little ones!! My oldest will be 21 on Valentines day and we made some cute stuff over the years!! I was horrified last night when she came home with super tacky valentines from WALMART to give to her 3 year olds at the daycare where she works!!! I even ordered the woodland creatures kit thinking she would want to use those and make something but with 18 hours in college this semester and working I guess she just didn't want to! Oh well sorry for the long comment.

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  5. OMG!! Ryan's valentine's are the cutest ever!! How sweet that he wanted to make them and picked everything out!! I love that!! Your Welcome Little One card is so sweet too!! Love the colors... perfect for a boy baby!

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  6. oh MY...your card is SUPA CUTE girl! I LOVE how you cut out the stars & moon and tied them together A.DOR.A.BLE! :) Ryan's Valentines are PERFECT, love it!

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  7. you are such a great mom to share your new rubber with the babe! love the valentine-perfect!!!! your first card is just beautiful, too! love what you shared today-that layout on the first is awesome!!!

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  8. Sweet card and great textures.
    Okay I love the little valentines and I think they are adorable for the class. The fact that he makes them also is so sweet. I love when the boys want to stamp too. They are so cute Michelle.

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  9. adorable! i felt the same way about the valentines my 4 yr old made for her preschool class! LOL yours are adorable!

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  10. What a precious little face your son has... they grow up soooo quickly!! I remember the "all by myself" stage so well. Takes ten times longer to do things, but to see their little chest puff up with pride at having done it alone is worth the loooong assembly time :D Darling card too :D

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  11. SO cute, love the Valentine's and Ryan looks like such a sweetie :)
    and your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the Bazzill Bling background.

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  12. What a sweet baby card and great project for the kids!!!

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  13. I love how you cut out the stars image on the first one and your little one helping with the Valentine treats is fabulous. Those treats are great!

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  14. your baby card is adorable (as is your son)! his vday tags are cute!

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  15. What a sweet and adorable baby card! I absolutely love your son's Valentine's! He definitely has inherited your creative gene!

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  16. Love your card and fun for your son!

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  17. Love the card, and the frames are awesome! I can't wait to come up with some cool frames with my Spellbinders dies. I hope I don't need a magnetic mat.

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  18. I love how you cut out the stars...fabulous idea! And OMG Michelle, he's gonna grow up in creativity goodness and has already created fabulous valentine's! You are such a good momma! TFS!

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  19. The fish valentine cards are perfect for a little boy! And your baby card is beautiful. Thanks.

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  20. Your card is inkalicious!! I LOVE all the extra details.
    I'm so jealous that you got to make valentine's with your son-enjoy these moments-they grow up soooo fast. My guys are 8 and 10 and its not "cool" to bring in handmade stuff anymore. Dagger in my heart!

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  21. Love the card especially the stars hanging from the bow!

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  22. That baby card is just too precious! A must-have set for sure. Also loved the Valentine's cards and your sweet little boy working on them!

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  23. Love the card! Great idea for valentines! (love the little artist!) Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Both projects are great, especially since you had a special helper! ;)

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  25. Michelle, I love your card! love the colors and how crisp everything looks...just adorable...I said Wow when I saw it!:)
    Your valentines turned out cute,and you are right....they are 4 years old and they will get thrown out!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Well I think the Valentine's are adorable :) perfect for a 4 yo!

    And the starry moon is just delightful Michelle!

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  27. That baby card design is so gorgeous! I love the way the stars have been cut out! And, that adorable little valentine's treat..just so sweet!

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  28. What super sweet creations! But to get your son involved in the creating process is beyond words! So inspiring! LOVE that!

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  29. I LOVE your card and THANKS for sharing that CUTE story about your son!!! I know I've done projects with my daughter and felt the same way, Like I wanted to do MORE with them...BUT to her they are/were perfect!!! LOVE that moon set!!!

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  30. Oh your baby card is so adorable I would love to receive it

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  31. Oh so sweet! Love that baby card--and the vday treats...how adorable:) LOve that Ryan wanted to help! TFS:)

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  32. Love the card...beautiful! And the Valentines? Adorable :)

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  33. This card is just stunning. Love the layout, colors, and details you added to this inspiring card. Look at Ryan having fun and it's always good to have a little helper.

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  34. Love your baby card and the valentines are so cute! Ryan did a great job!

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  35. you are cracking me up girl! egads about the iron, hehe...yeah, you can't see the floor in my stamping room ;D, it's ALL good and your card is beautiful and those Valentines are so sweet!!!

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  36. Your little Valentine is super cute! Great ideas BTW!....!

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  37. Cute card...great idea for valentines!

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  38. Very cute! I used to go all out with my kids and their Valentine's for school, but don't sweat it as much anymore, because as you said, they will more than likely get thrown away.

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  39. Beautiful baby card Michelle! Your son is too cute and I love those Valentines! He did a wonderful job! My girls are too old for Valentines now, boo hoo! I loved helping them make them each year!

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  40. The V-tine's are too cute! Love the fishy fish:)

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  41. great valentine idea! my 2 1/2 year old wants to make some for her friends...might just borrow your tag with candy idea! thanks!

    that fish is too cute!

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  42. wow, love your card and your son has more patience than I do! Love them! thanks for sharing
    Amy Moore

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  43. Awwwwwww, love your Ryan and his Valentines! And the first card is super cute!

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  44. michelle your kiddo's valentine's are so cute!!!

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  45. Ah, the reality of crafting with your child! My daughter will be 4 in a few months and I feel your pain! The good news here is that he probably loves them and will brag them up that Mommy and I made them. At least, that is what my daughter would do!

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  46. Great idea for the lolly tags, simple but really effective. Love the sophisticated colours used with the moon & star stamp

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  47. Lovely projects! I love crafting with the kids

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  48. A beautiful card, Michelle! And your son's valentine's are just adorable! Really, so cute!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Dee (Sprytebyrd)

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  49. super cute!! fun with your son!! Love his cards!

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  50. Great Valentine's!!! ANd I love the card and the Whitewash paper!!!

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  51. the valentines are great and I LOVE your card! The dimension and texture are wonderful!

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  52. Your card is beautiful!

    Your son's Valentine's are so special. I'd be the same with seeing them so plain, but kids will be looking more at the candy. ;)

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  53. Your card is gorgeous but I luv how you packaged the sweets.... great idea!

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  54. Super cute! My 4 year old had his Valentine party today, too & I understand! :)

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  55. Great ideas! I am sure the kids will admire the fish before they rip off the candy.heehee

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  56. Your baby card is beautiful - the design and colour is awesome and i just adore those stamps. I think its really sweet your little one chose the fish and your creations are adorable
    love tasha xx

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  57. I LOVE how you cut out the stars on your card, and the Valentine cards are really cute.

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  58. Super-cute card! Love the way your little one's valentine's turned out. So cute! And the whole "by yourself" thing is so important. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  59. Looks like you've got a great helper there!

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  60. So cute! I love the little treat cards!

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  61. very nice, I like the layers!
    Sandra

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  62. Love the valentine cards! I so get that! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration with these adorable stamps!

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  63. My daughter and I made valentines for her class again this year- And, despite my crafters horror, I too left them fairly plain. From past experience I know that if I put all my pretty embellishments on something for kids- it all ends up ratty and torn in the trash!
    Depite all that- the valentines were UBER cute!

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  64. Love the Valentines!!! It is smart not to go overboard (as we are all prone to do!) because, YES, they will yank the candy off and eat it.

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  65. How adorable! I love the card, and your son's cards too!

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  66. These turned out so cute..and what a great little helper!

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  67. Great valentines :-)

    jlh774 at gmail dot com

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  68. You're better than me; I've tried not to help my kids, but couldn't keep my hands off. Is that "compulsive"? Your cards are beautiful!

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  69. What a cute Valentine idea. It's hard to find something that boys can give that's not girly when they make it themselves. Great job!

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  70. What a cute card, and that is just too funny about you wanting to do more to the candy tags! But I'll be your son was just so proud of himself!

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  71. What a cute card, and that is just too funny about you wanting to do more to the candy tags! But I'll be your son was just so proud of himself!

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  72. Love your baby card. I'm glad to see I'm not the only mom that wanted to do more to their son's Valentines. Mine was his box he wanted to make. It's not how I invisioned it nor how I would have done it. It's so hard to hold back. Darn creativity! lol

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  73. So sweet, I love the stars and the moon, so clever!

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  74. Love the card! The fish tags are cute.

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  75. My granddaughter uses my stamps everytime she comes over to make a card for someone. (I'm training her to be a Unity/Ippity Girl) Thanks for sharing your talents.\

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  76. Love, love, love your card, and Ryan's valentines are simply sweet! Great job! I just subscribed to your blog... can't wait to see more!

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  77. Awe Michelle - those Valentine's are SO cute the way they are. The kids will LOVE them!

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  78. Adorable!!!! Love his little fishie Valentines!

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  79. How totally gorgeous is that baby card!!! Fabulous colours and design and I just love your little hanging stars and moon - not to mention your button!!! ;)

    How cool is Ryan - stampin' with his Momma!!! What fabulous valentine's gift's he has created!!! :)

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  80. Absolutely adorable card, Michelle! I just love the cut out moon and stars! And I got a bit of a giggle out of the hours ("days") of creating Valentines. So cute! :)

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