Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Got {ippity} Blog Hop Winner!

Hey there!


Thanks to all who hopped with us last week!  The summer is a busy time so I apologize for coming in a bit late with our winner!  


But the winner from last week's Birthday Hop is:


Congrats Julia!  Please contact me with your info.  And thanks to ALL who hopped along with us!  

Stay tuned for our next inspiration themed hop August 24th when I will be on the look out for our next Guest Designer!  

In the meantime I hope that you will join me on my {ippity} Facebook page - GOT {ippity}?

Till later!

Stamping WIth The Oldies


There is a new blog in town called "Stamping With The Oldies"!  That's right a few of us crafters got together and created this fun new blog.  NO it's not stamping with old folks because guess what we are not old! LOL!  It's all about using all that stuff that you has been in your stash for a long time!  So pull out something you have not used in over a year and use it again, make it hip again!

Today is my turn over on the blog and we are using our VERY first (or close to it at least) stamp set!  I know for a fact that Stampin Up Button Bear was my very first set ever!  I remember being invited to an SU home party thinking what the heck is this going to be.  VERY skeptical from the get go I went with a few other friends.  And guess what?  I am the only STILL stamping after all these years, 10 years to be exact!

So do you remember this set from SU:


My card came out pretty simple but here it is:


I also wanted to incorporate some old paper I found in my stash as well.  I THINK it's from Daisy Bucket but not 100% sure.  It was a full sheet so obviously I hadn't used it.

Well I hope you will join us and play along!  A link is coming on Friday to the STAMPING WITH THE OLDIES BLOG.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Maria

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just Us Girls Inspiration

Today is inspiration day over at JUST US GIRLS.  Check out this beautiful butterfly photo!  Takes your breathe away.

Here is what I came up with using the colors and of course the butterfly:


I used Unity and {ippity} stamps on this.  The {ippity} kits is called Be Brave Branch Out (sentiment), and Angie Girl (the flowers) the butterfly is from the Unity kit called Butterfly Beauty.

Be sure to come join me on my {ippity} FB fan page:  Got {ippity}?  And pick me - Maria Levine as your {ippity} chick when you order over at UNITY STAMP CO.


Be sure to swing on by the JUST US GIRLS DT for wonderful inspiration:

July Guest Designer - Ester






How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools on the JUST US GIRLS page.  If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS147. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 2. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ippity Feature Wednesday

Today's Wednesday feature on the Unity Opportunity blog the the great background stamp called Stitches of Buttons.  



Here is what I came up with using some school themed papers by Recollections and a sentiment from the kit called The Best.


The red lace is from Creating is Fun.  And I added bakers twine to the large buttons from The Twinery.



Be sure to head on over to the UNITY STAMP CO site to order your {ippity} and Unity!  I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick just pick MARIA LEVINE when ordering.  Then come join me on my FB fan page GOT {Ippity}?

Also currently going on is a fun Birthday Hop with my {ippity} DT come check it out on this POST HERE.

That's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!


Maria

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

GOT {ippity} Design Team Blog Hop!


Welcome to the GOT {IPPITY}? Design Team Birthday Blog Hop!  I hope everyone is having a great summer!  The next {ippity} release is right around the corner in August so I will keep you posted on that and the exact date soon!

All those who hop on through will be entered to win an {ippity} prize pack from me!  I will pick winners on Sunday July 29 and announce on Monday July 30th!

My fabulous {ippity} DT and I put together a fun {ippity} hop for your enjoyment.  I hope you will hop on through and leave some love for them.  THEN be sure to head on over to the UNITY WEBSITE to order your {IPPITY} STAMPS and I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick so pick me MARIA LEVINE when ordering.

Here is what I came up with using the kit by my friend Angie Bloom called Angie Girl: Dream with Your Heart and the itty bitty called Fabulous Girl


Close up:


I also used SU cardstock and pattern paper by DCWV.  The pink lace (in the background) and the wonderful buttons are from my friend Martha's shop Creating is Fun!

Here is the official order of this hop just in case you get lost along the way:

Lisa  - Your next stop on the hop!
Julie
Jamie - July Guest Designer
Martha
Vicki



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just Us Girls Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE!  

Andrea is our hostess this week and she picked these fun colors for our color challenge:



Here is what I did with these colors: 


I used {ippity} sets and paper by DCWV on this card.  The {ippity} sets I used are called Dream to BE and Bloom & Simplify.    I have been loving distressing the sides of my cards lately for some reason! LOL!  My brown is added as an accent around the edges.  

I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick!  {ippity} is a "sister" line of stamps promoted by {ippity} chicks like me.  You can order {ippity} and Unity together on the Unity Website the only extra thing you need to do is PICK A CHICK to support.  

I would also like to invite you to join my FB FAN page GOT {IPPITY}?


Now be sure to head on over to the JUGS DT to see what they cooked up for this challenge:

Just Us Girls Design Team


 July Featured Designer, Esther Peck
Elise


How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the Linky Tools form at the bottom of the post HERE.  If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS146. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 26th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.

Can't wait to see what you do!

Till later!

Maria

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friends with Flair Friday


Chick Challenges with {ippity}


This week I'm the {ippity} sponsor over at the Chick Challenges.  It's their 40th challenge this week and they are teasing me that  we are celebrating my "Pre 40th Birthday" since today is my birthday as I turn 29 again!  LOL!

Here is this week's sketch:



And here is what I came up with using this fun sketch:


I used a sentiment from The Best and the Butterfly from Now & Always.  The wonderful blue lace and Orange ribbon is from the Zibbet shop Creating is Fun.  My pattern papers are by DCWV.

Be sure to swing on by the Chick Challenges Blog to play along this week of your chance to win an {ippity} prize. Then I would love to have you come on over to my Facebook fan page GOT {IPPITY}?

I would love to be YOUR {ippity} CHICK!  So when ordering your {ippity} stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  Be sure to pick me MARIA LEVINE as your chick!



That's all for now!  Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sweet and Sassy Stamps Christmas Blog Hop


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a summer Christmas stamp release!  WOO HOO Christmas in July!  And they are having a Design Team blog hop.  Even better all friends are invited to play along and link their creations up with a chance to win one of the new sets!

Here is what I made using this week's The Sweet Shop sketch challenge:


Isn't cocoa adorable peeking out from that stocking?  I paper pieced the Christmas stocking using some Christmas paper from a stack by DCWV from last year.

These images are from the set Cocoa's Christmas.


Be sure to head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog to check out all the great cards and details for this fun blog hop!

Till later!

Maria


Creating is Fun & Shabby Scraps Blog Hop!




Welcome to the Creating is Fun and Shabby Scraps blog hop!

These 2 wonderful shops have joined forces for a fun and wonderful blog hop! The Creating is Fun DT received some fabulous goodies from Shabby Scraps to work with.

I got to work with the birdcage die cut set. I ended up using just the larger birdcage for my project but can't wait to make something with the 2nd cage that comes in the set!

Here is my "book":


Each page is decorated using papers by DCWV and stamped images from Unity and {ippity} Stamp Co. I am an {ippity} chick be sure to check out the {ippity} line over at Unity Stamp Co. It supports hard working moms like myself. Then be sure to swing on by and like my fb fan page GOT {ippity} Maria Levine's

More photos of the pages:








I used lace from Creating is Fun. The gold button is CIF, the bakers twine is from CIF!

Be sure to swing on over to both of these WONDERFUL ZIBBET shops!


AND


Official Order of the hop in case you get lost:

Martha-creatingisfun.blogspot.com
Carissa-www.shabbyscraps.com
Veronica- http://artfulcreations1.blogspot.com - GO HERE NEXT
Kristina and Rebekah www.messydeskcrafts.com




NOW BE SURE TO HOP ON TO THE NEXT BLOG - VERONICA and check out her wonderful project!


Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Here is a new stamp from Queen Kat Designs called Rudy & Judy.



I used Stampin Up card stock along with pattern pattern from Christy Tomlinson.  I used the swiss dots embossing folder for my background. With these great detailed images from Queen Kat I love to keep the cards somewhat simple.

Be sure to swing on by the Castle over at Queen Kat Designs and check out all the great images available.

Till later!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Out in Space

Yesterday I shared a layout my 6 year old son made using my new stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop called Out in Space.  Today I'm here to share a card I made using this super fun set.


My card stock is Stampin Up and the pattern papers are DCWV.  I added stickles to the rocket ship and paper pieced the alien just because :-)

I have a few other new Sweet Stamp Shop sets so I will be sharing more sweetness soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scrapping with the Sweet Stamp Shop

I just got the "Out in Space" set from Sweet Stamp Shop and had to ink it right away.  While I was my son came in and loved the space images!  SO he made his first scrapbook page using this set.  He used pictures of his favorite ride from an amusment park which happens to be a spaceship type ride.



On the bottom he wrote "said the alien" which is supposed to be the follow up to the stamped image "Fly me to the Moon" :-)

Anyhow, I had to share because it was too cute.

Stay tuned I'll be back tomorrow with a card using this wonderful set!

Maria

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

{ippity} Kit Feature Wednesday

Over on the {ippity} opportunity blog every Wednesday a different {ippity} kit will be featured!  This week we are featuring the kit called What's Cooking!


Here is the card I made using papers by DCWV and their summer stack called Summer Days.

I turned him into a hamburger grilling chef!  I cut a hamburger from the Summer Days stack and added it to his hand instead.



Be sure to check out the {ippity} opportunity blog and see all the fun creations!

Looking to order some {ippity} I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick!


Just order over at UNITY STAMP CO. and be sure to pick me MARIA LEVINE as your chick!  Then I would love for you to join me over at my Got {ippity} page on Facebook! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

With Love

There is a new release this week over at Queen Kat Designs! Check out this newest addition to the Maigan Lynn's line:

I colored here in but paper pieced her dress.  Added some lace from Creating is Fun in the background and went with a pink and green theme.

Be sure to head on over to QUEEN KAT and check out the full Maigan Lynn line!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet n' Sassy July Challenge

Today is release day over at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!  Great new sets offered, be sure to go check them out!

They are also having a day of challenges over in their SCS forum HERE!  The first challenge is to make a one layer card.  When I hear that I automatically think literally one layer just ONE piece of card stock without any layers on top!  This is definitely a challenge for me since I love layers.  SO I pulled out some inks and came up with this:


In the end I didn't like the blank space on the left but didn't want to redo SO I just went with it.  But overall I like how this came out.  I used the set from Sweet n' Sassy called Beach Bum Cocoa.  I used Memento Desert Sand ink and the Distress inks Squeezed Lemonade (spring series) and Salty Ocean (summer series).  I wanted something around the edges so I just doodled an edge for fun.

Little Cocoa has pink glittery hears and I used some distress stickler for the sand:



Well that's all for now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just Us Girls #144 - Sketch Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE.  This week we have a sketch challenge.  Check it out:



This week we are welcoming our newest member Marisa and our July Guest Designer Esther to the team!  

Here is what I did with this sketch using {ippity} stamps:


Be sure to swing on by the JUGS DT and leave them some love! 

Esther - July Guest Designer








How to play: Please copy and use our graphic on your post. You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. 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, JUGS144. After you post to Linky Tools you may also leave a comment here.
Deadline to be considered for the "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, July 12th. The Linky Tools form will close at that time. Our top pick, "Chic of the Week", will be announced on the following Friday morning.



Looking to order some {ippity} I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick!


Just order over at UNITY STAMP CO. and be sure to pick me MARIA LEVINE as your chick!  Then I would love for you to join me over at my Got {ippity} page on Facebook! 



There is currently a great sale going on over at Unity as well so be sure to check it out and drop some {ippity} in your cart as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later!

Maria

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Beach Bum

HAPPY 4th OF JULY to all my US friends!  

This week I played along with the sketch challenge from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps challenge blog - The Sweet Stop.    I didn't go with a 4th of July theme for my card but did go with a summer theme.  I used the beach bucket image with Cocoa from the Beach Bum set.  Along with that great image I paired it with some new DCWV papers called A Type of Art.

Here is the sketch:



Here is what I did:


Close up:


I paper pieced the bucket and added glitter to his ears, isn't he the cutest?  I've been having fun with the Sweet n' Sassy images lately!  Get ready because in just a few weeks July 19th they are having a fun Christmas in July blog hop and friends are invited to link up!  

Have a safe and happy fourth!

Till later!

Maria