Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap BACK - Happy Leap Year Day!


There is a fun sale going on at Unity called Leap BACK! Lots of great kits marked down below $9.00! Be sure to head on over to the Unity site and get yours! YOU CAN NOW ORDER {ippity} and Unity together on the Unity website! Get some Unity for a great price and toss some {ippity} in there as well! Lots of fun {ippity} itty bitty stamps now!

Be sure to pick ME MARIA LEVINE as your {ippity} Chick when ordering!!


COME ON OVER AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK - GOT {ippity}? - Maria Levine's {ippity} fan page

Check out this great card made my one of my DT members Martha Pineda using {ippity} and some great trim from her shop Creating is Fun.



Thanks for stopping by!

Swing back tomorrow for a creation for the Chick Challenge AND a fun announcement.

Maria

Monday, February 27, 2012

ippity Linky Party!


{ippity} Linky Party Monday! Head on over to the {ippity} blog for a fun linky party today! Share your {ippity} creations!

Today I want to share with you a thank you card I made using some {ippity}:


This using a sentiment and bracket from "Just Wanted to Say"

Be sure to hop on over to the Unity site for some sales, new rewards programs and lot of fun! You can order your {ippity} stamps as well as Unity together in one place now! I want to be your {ippity} chick! Be sure to pick me Maria Levine when ordering!




BE SURE TO GO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND PICK ME MARIA LEVINE AS YOUR {IPPITY} CHICK!

Then click on over and like my {ippity} Fan Page HERE.

Happy Monday!

Maria

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Market Street Stamps - Chickie fun

Hey there!

Today I played with a fun digi from Market Street Stamps. For their Feb release they put out a free digi to play with and even have a chance at being their next Guest Designer! They have super cute stamps for sure and I thought it would be fun to try out!

So here is what I did with the adorable chickie!




I colored her in added some stickles. I computer generated my sentiment because it just needed something like that. And that little flower I made using some fibers I had in my stash. The red lace ribbon on bottom is from Creating is Fun and the pattern paper is by Basic Grey.

Here is a close up of the flower:



I've been in love with using glubers to make these flowers. But this one I used a punched circle and added some scoretape to it for the sticky.

Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's Saturday and time for a JUST US GIRLS challenge. Lisa is our hostess this week with a template or 3D challenge where you MUST include ribbon, flowers and buttons - Oh my! :-)

So I've been playing with some mixed media this week and on canvas so here is what I came up with:


I used buttons and ribbons on my flowers! Along with some fibers I had in my stash for some time. The tangerine colored ribbon is from Creating is Fun. I used lots of stamps on this creation all from Unity Stamp Co/{ippity}.

Closeup:



Now be sure to head on over to the JUST US GIRLS blogs to see what they cooked up for this awesome color challenge!

February Guest Designer - Cheri!~ of Stamp-n-boomer!





How to play:
  • You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.
  • Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.
  • Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.
  • If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS125. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.
Deadline: To be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 12:00 PM EST on Thursday,March 1st. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Be sure to hop on over to the Unity site for some sales, new rewards programs and lot of fun! You can order your {ippity} stamps as well as Unity together in one place now! I want to be your {ippity} chick!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday!


Today is Friday and time for a little Friends with Flair Unity/{ippity} style! I originally had an {ippity} Thank You card to share for FWF but last night I made a fun 7x5 canvas piece using some new Unity Christy Tominlinson stamps as well as {ippity}. SO I decided to change it up a bit! :-)

Here is my "she art" style canvas:


Close up of the flower I made:


I used the {ippity} Kit called Music of my Heart (that is my sentiment) and new Christy stamps.

I used an assortment of fibers for the flower that I had on hand for a while. The tangerine ribbon and bakers twin in the middle is from Creating is Fun shop!



Be sure to hop on over to the Unity site for some sales, new rewards programs and lot of fun! You can order your {ippity} stamps as well as Unity together in one place now! I want to be your {ippity} chick!


BE SURE TO GO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND PICK ME MARIA LEVINE AS YOUR {IPPITY} CHICK!

Then click on over and like my {ippity} Fan Page HERE.

Have a Wonderful Friday! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new Just Us Girls Challenge!

Maria

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{ippity} Recycled!

So I decided to do some crafty recycling! I had 4 cardboard pieces that look like this in my stash


Using this piece of cardboard, a Starbucks coffee holder and scraps from my stash I came up with this funky piece:


Closeup:



Flower:

I used the {ippity} kit called THE BEST and the arrow is from the Unity Kit called EXPLORE TODAY AND EVERYDAY. The coffee cup used is a hand carved stamp by ME!

The lace I used on the tags and for the flower as well as the amazing button is from Creating is Fun!

Next month March 12 my Got {ippity} team and Martha's Creating is Fun team are teaming up for a fun Springtime blog hop! Be sure to join us!

Join me on Facebook at my GOT {ippity} Fan Page or my Ria Creations (card sales) page!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Queen Kat Ballerina Girl

Queen Kat Designs has a great line by Francis Mary & Cornelius.

Check out this cute image:




I'm having fun with bright spring/summertime colors! Come by the Francis Mary & Cornelius blog for lots of fun inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, February 20, 2012

BLOG HOP WINNERS!

Last week I was involved in 2 fun blog hops and both offered prizes. So today I want to share those winners with you!

My Got {ippity} blog hop on Feb 13:
JULIE VAZQUEZ - Winner!
Contact Maria (me) at riann1973@yahoo.com

Creating is Fun Blog hop on Feb 14:
MIRIAM PRANTER - Winner!
Contact Martha at creatingisfunshop@gmail.com


Order your {ippity} stamps via me - Maria Levine right on the Unity Stamp Co site here: http://unitystampco.com/shop/48-ippity-by-unity.aspx
Be sure you have me Maria Levine clicked as your {ippity} Chick!

Order wonderful trims and buttons from Martha and Creating is Fun here: http://www.zibbet.com/CreatedbyMartha

COMING IN MARCH GOT {ippity}'s DT will team up with the Creating is Fun DT for one big BLOG HOP! All featuring {ippity} stamps and trims from Creating is Fun!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Just Us Girls Color Challenge


It's Saturday and time for another JUST US GIRLS challenge! This week its color challenge week and check out those amazing colors in the logo above! Super fun!

Here is what I did:
I used the {ippity} Kit called Now & Always. I stamped the flowers a couple of times on pattern papers and layered them. The twine is from The Twinery.




Now be sure to head on over to the JUST US GIRLS blogs to see what they cooked up for this awesome color challenge!

February Guest Designer - Cheri!~ of Stamp-n-boomer!






How to play:
  • You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.
  • Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.
  • Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.
  • If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS124. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.
Deadline: To be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 12:00 PM EST on Thursday,February 23rd . The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Friday, February 17, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday - Tag and Video

It's Friday and time for another Friends with Flair Unity/{Ippity} style!

Today I have a Tim Holtz inspired tag for you along with a technique video.



Close up of the glittery, grunge heart:

I used a tag and lace are from the Creating is Fun store on Zibbet. The stamps are from {ippity} Stamps. I used 2 kits: Just Because and Straight from the Heart.


BE SURE TO GO PLACE YOUR ORDER AND PICK ME MARIA LEVINE AS YOUR {IPPITY} CHICK!

Here is a tutorial video I put together on how I made the heart:



Today is the last day to get on my {ippity} DT hop that was posted early this week! It starts here! Then be sure to go on and like my {ippity} FB Fan page! I will pick one random winner from my Fan page and if you commented on the hop you will be entered twice to win an {ippity} prize!

That's all for now!

Maria

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Queen Kat Designs

Hey there!

So I've been working with some images from Queen Kat Designs from Francis Mary & Cornelius.

Here is a fun colorful card I made using the image "Different Francis Mary".



If you love these adorable images please swing on by the QUEEN KAT DESIGNS store to see more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two Fun Hops GOING ON

My {ippity} BLOG Hop! With an {ippity} Prize ends Friday Night! Leave a comment on my POST and come like my FB page HERE!



Creating is Fun Blog Hop! Martha is offering a $25 gift certificate as a prize and I get to pick one item item from her shop to give away to one random commentor! Ends Saturday Night!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Creating is Fun Valentine's Blog Hop


Happy Valentine's Day!

Welcome to the Creating is Fun Valentine's hop! If you arrived here from Ashley's blog you are on the right track. If not head back to the Creating is Fun blog to start this hop from the top.

Today join Martha's Creating is Fun Design team for a wonderful hop! Martha has an AMAZING store filled with trims and embellishments on Zibbet called Creating is Fun.

So with it being Valentine's Day our theme is just that. I had this little wooden birdhouse that I got in the Mike's 1.50 spot not long ago. I thought it would be fun to alter it.

Here is what I came up with:

I used Red Lace, White with red trim ruffle lace and buttons from Martha's shop. My bird is from the {ippity} kit called Music of My Heart. Interested in ordering any {ippity} be sure to pick me Maria Levine as your {ippity} Chick! Orders can be placed on the Unity website.

Be sure to continue on the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Martha's Store Creating is Fun! You will also have a chance to win a prize from the shop by leaving me a comment right here as well! You have until Saturday night Feb 17 at midnight to comment here and on all the other DT members blogs! A winner will be picked and announced next Monday!!

Be sure to continue on this awesome hop and head on over to ANDREA'S blog to see what wonderful creation she has to share today!


Official Hop Order:
Martha Pineda



Well thanks for stopping by today!

Maria

Monday, February 13, 2012

Got Ippity BLOG HOP!

I'm thrilled to be a Unity endorsed {ippity} chick. What is fabulous is that you can order directly from the Unity website and take advantage of the the sales and order Unity at the same time! No joke! JUST BE SURE TO PICK ME MARIA LEVINE AS YOUR {IPPITY} CHICK WHEN ORDERING!

To help out with {ippity} I have a wonderful Design Team and today we are having a hop. For this hop it's all about TAGS! We are using our {ippity} stamps to make tags.

Be sure to hop along to each DT member and check out the great tag they made and leave some love, then head on over to our FB page and like us there. On Friday I will pick one random winner from my FB fans to receive a prize package! And if you hopped through our hop and left comments you will have double the chances at winning! I will put you in the random pot twice!

Here is the tag I made today using the {ippity} kit Music of my Heart.


The great trims on this tag are from DT member Martha's store called Creating is Fun!

BLOG HOP ORDER:

Maria - You are here!

Lisa

Martha

Julie

Vicki


Be sure to check out what the DT came up with then head on over to my FB Fan page and like us. On Friday I will give away an {ippity} prize to one random winner!



NOW YOUR NEXT STOP ON THIS HOP IS LISA of Kind Creations

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, February 12, 2012

CAS-ual Friday Challenge!

I played along this week in the CAS-ual Friday challenge. This is a CAS challenge blog and this week is the theme "Love ya to pieces".

Using a new itty bitty from {ippity} called Friendship Rainbow here is what I came up with:




I would love to be your {ippity} chick so ORDER HERE. $5.00 shipping and there are some older kits on sale! You can also add some Unity with your {ippity} order now! There are some new Unity stamps to be had as well!

Well that's for all!

Till later!

Maria

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just Us Girls Technique Week

Welcome to Saturday and another challenge with JUST US GIRLS! This week Elise has challenged us to use our buttons on our stamped images as centers.

Here is what I came up with using a new itty bitty stamp by {ippity}.

JUST US GIRLS DESIGN TEAM:
How to play:
  • You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery.
  • Please display our graphic and link back to this post on your blog.
  • Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of this post.
  • If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS123. After you post to Linky Tools you can also leave a comment here.

Deadline: To be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 12:00 PM EST on Thursday,February 16th . The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning

Thursday was the Feb release of {ippity} stamps! 5 new itty bitty stamps were released! Check them out:



I would love to be your {ippity} chick so ORDER HERE. $5.00 shipping and there are some older kits on sale! You can also add some Unity with your {ippity} order now! There are some new Unity stamps to be had as well!

So with the new itty bitty called Sucks to be Old I took the lollipop and used it to make something different.

Check out my {ippity} technique video:



That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friends with Flair - {ippity} style!

Yesterday was the big monthly release of {ippity} stamps and a Unity release as well!

Check it out:



Today I want to share with you something I made using the {ippity} itty bitty called "sucks to get old":


Maria Levine {IPPITY} CHICK

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

NEW {ippity} NOW AVAILABLE!



NEW UNITY:

l.o.v.e {ippity} blog hop



It's {ippity} RELEASE DAY! Join us tonight at 7CST in the SCS forum for some fun! In the meantime I am playing along with the {ippity} chicks blog hop we are calling: l.o.v.e

So for this challenge is using L.O.V.E as an acronym. However at the last minute I totally spaced and forgot to put my O on the card! UGH. I was going with Lace, office supply, vintage and embossing!

Well anyhow here it is:




When I finished this card I really liked it until I saw it as a photograph! LOL! The button is my "vintage" and in real life it looks pretty good in the photo it looks all wrong.

BUT check out that fabulous image of dresses! What fun! YOUR NEXT STOP ON THIS HOP IS TO ANITA'S BLOG!

Here is the order of the {ippity} L.O.V.E Hop!



angie - {stampsings of the shug} **you are here!**

crystal - crystal's craft corner

susan - paper and joy

lisa - schnauz scraps

sarah - the joys of creating

rona - a little inspiration from rona

maria - ria creations

anita - anita be stampin

barbara - {ippity} do da

jenmarie - taylor-made by jenmarie

rebecca - blooming pink

patricia - my crafty creations

andrea - ippity stamps 4 you

joan - tails in the stamp room

cheri - the paper freak

nancy - http://jeansinkyhugs.blogspot.com/

jen - mitten's papercrafting

noelle -noelle scraps alot

sherri - sharecroppers kits

mary - mary's creative journey

jen - jens cup of creations

Be sure to place your order! You will be able to purchase all 5 new {ippity} itty bitty stamps in one great bundle priced right!!!


Monday, February 6, 2012

{ippity} Linky Party Mondays!


It's Monday and time for an {ippity} linky party on the {ippity} blog!! Today I'm sharing something using an itty bitty from the January release!



Be sure to check out {ippity}, available on the Unity website. To order {ippity} you are asked to pick a chick! I am an {ippity} CHICK! SO I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO PICK ME!!! SHOP HERE!

Maria Levine {IPPITY} CHICK

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge






It's Saturday and time for a new challenge with JUST US GIRLS! This week Kathryn is our hostess and we have a sketch challenge.

But before I share my creation... Last week I was giving away an {ippity} kit to one lucky winner who played along and that winner is: Julia Moss!

Here is what I came up with for the sketch using the {ippity} kit "Make Your Mark" The great pink lace is from Creating is Fun. (http://www.zibbet.com/CreatedbyMartha)




A little Inspiration from the JUGS Design Team:


Elise

Kathryn

Maria

Vicki


Lynn


Andrea


Be sure to hop on over to the Just Us Girls blog to play along with us then hop on over to the Unity website to check {ippity}. To order {ippity} you are asked to pick a chick! I am an {ippity} CHICK! SO I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO PICK ME!!! SHOP HERE!

Maria Levine {IPPITY} CHICK

Thanks for stopping by!