Monday, October 31, 2011

New blog

So I've been awfully, awfully quiet and ridiculously busy and I'm finally getting close to the eve of all the excitement.  I've been avoiding writing this because I've really enjoyed this blog and this final post is a bit sad for me, but this new venture is almost too exciting for words so I'll just end it here by saying I hope you come by to  visit my new blog to see what Elisabeth is up to.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

They've waited long enough!

About a year ago (maybe longer) I bought several packages of "Art Parts" from Stamper's Anonymous.  I was so excited and couldn't wait to make something.  But I couldn't decide what.  Then I didn't know what adhesive to use to hold the parts together. Then I couldn't decide what papers to use. What style I wanted... They were quickly becoming that thing I was hording,  that thing I couldn't use up.  They had a special place on my shelves.  I would pack them up lovingly for every crop I went to, and returned them to their place on the shelves, unopened, after the crop.  Well not this time!  Finally I just broke down and said the time has come.  I combined Studio 490 stamps (what else?) with some lovely paper from The Girl's Paperie, some Tim Holtz' doodads and came up with this.   Most importantly I've finally broken through and I can't wait to get to my next "Art Parts" project!


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Neglected Blog

I've been away from my blog too long and it's about time I posted something.  You see it's not that I haven't wanted to , or didn't have anything to show or tell,  but I've been super busy working on a huge project.  One of those life altering type things - following my bliss, reaching for my dreams...you  know the stuff that keeps you awake at night, wondering if you're doing the right thing.  But more about that once I have some concrete information.  For now I'll share a project that I just finished (and yes, it ties in with the bliss following)  I found this wonderful hand carved frame at an antique market.  I backed with  some green burlap and accented it with torn and inked cork and wonderful linen trim from Tinsel Trading Company.  The letters are Tim Holtz Grungeblocks (these are so fun to make!)  I just can't wait till I can hang this in it's designated spot!


thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Manly yes, but I like it too!

When  I first saw the new {ippity} kit, "The Man" all I could think was...boy is that shirt going to be fun to paper piece!  Judging by several other samples I have seen, I wasn't the only one that thought that!  And what an amazing deal...6 separate stamps for $6?  that's crazy talk!  With father's day right around the corner, it was the perfect chance to get a card for hubby made and ready so I got to work!  Cosmo cricket paper was the perfect backdrop for the paper piecing...I added a few shirt buttons and done!  What I really loved was how easy the shirt was to cut out, there was nothing "Fussy" about this cutting!


Pair this set with "Authentic Man" from a previous release and you have got some serious Manly card options!

Visit Stamp{ippity},  my Unity endorsed {ippity} sales site to see all the other sets available.  All sets are in stock and ready for shipment with free shipping to celebrate the new release!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

New {ippity} challenges!

Exciting changes on the {ippity }  blog and a new challenge to celebrate!  Each challenge will run for 2 weeks and the winner will be announced the following Wednesday.  What are you playing for?!  How about a $20.00 Ippity Gift Certificate to the Ippity Chick of Your choice!  Here's the fine print:


You must use Ippity or Unity stamps. Please link only a new –never before published creation. You may enter as many times as you like. You may combine challenges. Winners will be drawn randomly and awarded a gift certificate.  Winner should email stamps_scrapbooksbyrona@hotmail.com with the name of Ippity Chick they are selecting.  Winners must use the entire $20.00 gift certificate at the time of redemption (any remaining balances will be forfeited).  Winner is responsible for shipping fees unless their order and shipping total is within $20.00 OR their order qualifies for free shipping.  Please refer any specific shipping questions to the Ippity chick you have chosen.  


Ippity Chicks will also be posting their takes on the challenges.  So what's the first challenge you ask?   Anything but a card!  Make sure you head over to the ippity blog to see all the wonderful creations and link up your entry!


So I decided to make a little box -  the inside has dividers and is the perfect fit for 4 chocolate truffles.  I used the pear and the "sweet" stamp from the New Season, New Wonder set.   The word ""enjoy" on the little tag is from a  previous  release set, "How You Doin'?"   Papers are from Basic Grey,  the charm is the same pear stamp on shrink plastic with a jump ring attached.   






That adorable pear image is just the beginning.    Visit Stamp{ippity},  my Unity endorsed {ippity} sales site to see all the other sets available.  All sets are in stock and ready for shipment with free shipping to celebrate the new release!


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New Rubber!

Oh how I love it when I have brand  new red rubber to play with...fresh, beautiful images to inspire makes me a happy girl!  Last night I played in my craft room and decided to make something I never had before - a step card.  Inspired by the center step card in the Splitcoast Resources, I pulled out three of the new ippity sets to create my card:  I used two of the banners and a sentiment from "The Best", the flower is from "My True Joy" and the inside sentiment can be found in "Flowers+Friends=Priceless".  I added some beautiful papers from The Girl's Paperie, some ric rac, a button and a couple dew drops to finish it off.    I really enjoyed making this card,  the scoring is easier than it looks, it fits perfectly in an A2 envelope and has a striking presentation.  If you want to try one, you can find the instructions for it here.  ( I changed up the measurement to make it A2 size - use 51/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock, score at 1", 2", 4 1/4" and 5 1?4")



Want to see these beautiful stamp sets closer?  Pop over to Stamp{ippity},  my Unity endorsed {ippity} sales site.  All sets are in stock and ready for shipment!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday, June 4, 2011

My two favorite things!

There's a challenge over at All Things Unity that combines my two favorite things - Stamps and Food!  I just couldn't resist :)  I pulled out a set that I haven't given proper attention too...Farm Fresh, and used the thought bubble from the Sweet Thoughts of Spring set as a cloud to create this little farm scene with corn waving in the background.  (One of my favorite summer time foods!) Using kraft paper as a background, I added a little strip of Cosmo Cricket paper, Copic markers to color in the barn and a few brads finish it off.


Thanks for stopping by I love your visits!  Stay tuned for the official June release of the 5 new {ippity} stamp sets.  You've seen the images, now you'll get to see them in action.  I got my shipment in yesterday, just in time, and I'll be busy creating with the new sets to share with you!

As always, all {ippity} sets are available right here: Stamp {ippity}!   with free shipping to celebrate the new releases!



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Friday, May 20, 2011

It's here, It's here, the new release is live and you can see and order all five sets right here on the May/June New Release page.   I've got my order in and will ship out any orders as soon as I receive the shipment!   To celebrate this amazing new release, I am offering free shipping on ALL orders!




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A new class, some {ippity} and a bitty sneak!

Today I'm going to share a project I made for my next class, a fun canvas with an  attached stand that was inspired by a project I saw at CHA this year.  Papers are from the Girl's Paperie by Margie (I LOVE this line!), the rose is from Melissa Francis and the stamps are from the {ippity} sets "Here and Now" and "A Moment in Time"





Counting down the days till the next {ippity} release - Mark your calendars for June 5th!   All new sets will be in stock and available for purchase through me on that date!

...and here's a little sneak peak of what's in store!

I'm a Unity endorsed {ippity} chick - All {ippity} stamp sets are available for purchase right HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Till next time...




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Friday, May 13, 2011

A bit of {ippity} goodness...

and a pretty color combination brought to you by the Play Date Cafe!   I dug deep into my bag of scraps to find this pretty piece of chatterbox paper, added 4 different {ippity} sets (okay, one of them technically isn't a "set") and came up with this design.  Can you tell which {ippity} sets I used?


I'm a Unity endorsed {ippity} chick - All {ippity} stamp sets are available for purchase right HERE

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Till next time...


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Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone, thought I'd share a couple cards this beautiful Monday Morning - First is a card I created for one of the April ippity challenges - the color challenge to be exact.  I used some scraps of 7 gypsies paper and stamps from the "Music of My Heart" set. (both the sentiment and the music notes background)   I finished it off with some ribbon, brads and distress ink:


Next is a card I made for the challenge over at Just Us Girls.    It's a technique challenge - emboss resist.  I used several stamps from the {ippity} collection,  distress inks for the background and a squirt of glimmer mist (which you can't really see in the pic, but I promise you it's there)  A bit of fiber, some silver leafing and a button finish it of. 



Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fantastic week!




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Monday, April 25, 2011

Way too long!

The last time I blogged I was running away to California to find some warm weather and today it looks the warm weather found me here in Jersey.  I've been too long away and am super happy to join the {ippity} hop again!  Today I have a couple things to share with you; first, an envelope book made with the LYB Twig line.  I used the Bird stamp from the "Sing a New Song" set, and used different bird images from assorted sets on the pages.


Next is a card I created for the color challenge at the Play Date Cafe:  pink, red and light blue.   I used Pink Paislee paper and my favorite {ippity} sentiment, which can be found in the "So This Is Love" set.  I finished it off with some baker's twine, a strip of pink cotton fabric, a button and some machine stitching.  Although you can't tell in the picture, the red scalloped border is made with microfine glitter.  



All {ippity} stamp sets are available for purchase right HERE! 
The full listing of  hop participants can be found HERE!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week!  Till next time...


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Monday, January 24, 2011

Warm weather, Here I come!

Hello everyone, so excited here in snowy New Jersey cause I'm packing for my trip to CHA.  Just checked the weather in Los Angeles and it looks like it's gonna be in the mid 70's!  Leaving tomorrow morning and will be in Sunny California for a whole week - OMGosh, I can't wait!!!   Anyways....this week I have a couple cards to share with you: First off a Get Well card made based on this week's sketch at Get Sketchy.  Stamps are from the   "How You Doin?" and "Now and Always" sets.  Basic Grey papers, a button, twine and a few Dew Drops finish it off:


Next is a card based on the first two weeks of the Ippity challenge combined:  the sketch and color combination  challenges.  The sentiment is from the Regal Greetings set and the image is from the "Cherish Your Dreams" set.    I also used "Dots For Sure" on the background.  A felt border, ribbon and a button finish it off along with a bit of aging with Walnut stain distress ink.



If you're interested in any of the stamp sets featured here (or any of the other fabulous {ippity} sets, they are all available through my sales site, Stamp{ippity}. 

The full listing of hop participants can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time...

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Got Ribbon?

When I read this week's challenge over at "Wee Memories" I just knew I had to enter.    The challenge was to create a project of your choice using ribbon.  Well, I will admit to having a bit of a ribbon fetish (understatement) and was ready to jump at the chance to browse around in my ribbon box!  I came up with a simple Valentine's day card using a scrap of Cosmo Cricket and I finally inked up the Here and Now" set from {ippity.}  ( I just love that heart stamp!)  I made a double bow from some soft seam binding ribbon to back the heart with and embellished with a button (another one of my addictions) and a bit of twine.


Thanks for stopping by, till next time...

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Who's got {ippity}?

Well then, you've come to the right place  - another Monday {ippity} hop with tons of inspiration!  This week I have a clean and simple card based on the sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping.  A bit of Basic Grey, some lace,staples and the "Sing a New Song" set, along with about 10 minutes was all I needed to complete this card:


More Basic Grey and the cute little inchies from the "How You Doin?" set, along with some machine stitching and accents with stickles completed this Birthday card:



If you interested in any of the stamp sets featured here (or any of the other fabulous {ippity} set, they are all available through my sales site, Stamp{ippity}. 

The full listing of hop participants can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time...


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just a quickie post...

to share a card made for this week's CPS card sketch.  I was inspired by this week's BSS  Monday Idea, which was to stamp a silhouette stamp with a color other than black.  I used Pink Paislee paper and added a bit of shimmer to the image with rock candy distress stickles. Stamps are (what else?!) from{ippity}.





And  I'm not even gonna tell you how long it took to balance that card on this silly concave plate...Till next time...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

2 for Monday

Hello everyone, time for another h{ippity} hop...that's 2 in a row for me, I'm on a roll!  This week I have a couple cards to share with you.  First off is a card created for the Buffalo Stamps Sketch.     Cosmo Cricket paper, ribbon and a button finish it off:


And next is a card for this week's Clean and Simple sketch.  I used Pink Paislee "Sweetness" papers, sentiment is from the "How You Doin?" {ippity} set.   The card is finished off with a rose made with the sizzix dimensional die, some felt, ribbon and sparkle.


All {ippity} stamp sets are available for purchase right Here
The full listing of  hop participants can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!  Till next time...



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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tuesday Trigger on a Sunday

When I saw this week's Tuesday Trigger I was taken back to memories of some beautiful old lace that my grandmother had.  Lace that my mother had hand appliqu├ęd on my wedding dress, along with a scattering of seed pearls.


I knew exactly what I wanted to do and it came together quickly...which is a good thing as the challenge is due today!  A bit of winter white cardstock, a pearl, some sheer ribbon and a touch of gold completed this card.  The stamps are from {ippity} and I added a touch of vintage with Antique Linen distress ink.


Thanks for stopping by, till next time...




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Saturday, January 8, 2011

11 for '11

Just a quick post with a card I made for a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.  This week, they challenged everyone to create a project using 11 elements.  Here's my take on it:


and my eleven elements are:
1. craft cardstock
2. Basic Grey patterned paper
3. ribbon
4. twine
5. white gel pen
6. brads
7. Maya road flower
8. machine stitching
9.  die cut bookplate
10.  stamped images (background stamps and sentiment stamp all from {ippity}.
11.  border punch 

Thanks for stopping by!



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Monday, January 3, 2011

Back in the swing of things!

Happy New Year everyone, it seems like it's been forever since I've blogged or even had some time to create something!  Yesterday I finally stole away to my craft room and puttered around a bit - a little cleaning and organization and I even got a chance to make a few cards for challenges.  They're all Birthday cards as I;m trying to replenish my stash for the coming year :)

The first card was made based on this week's sketch at "Just Us Girls". I used the "Party Hat Wishes" {ippity} set, some SEI papers and finished it off with some ribbon, dew drops and glitter:


Next is a color challenge from the Play Date Cafe, with shades of pink and beige.  I stamped the background with Gurnsey Gingham, and used the "Cherish Your Dreams" and "Fall for You" sets.  Ribbon and a button finish it off:


and finally I have a card based on this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch.  More SEI birthday paper, detailed with some May Arts trim, buttons  and brads as well as some sepia accents on the chocolate of the cupcake and Rock candy stickles on the flowers.  I used the "Cuppy Cakes" and "Party Hat Wishes" {ippity} sets:


All {ippity} stamp sets are available for purchase right Here
The full listing of  hop participants can be found here!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!  Till next time...



  Elisabeth