Monday, December 19, 2011

Ippity Linky Party Time!

I cannot believe that December is more than half over and Christmas is upon us. I am not quite ready but hope to be closer by midweek. I plan on getting lots of shopping done and beginning my usual holiday baking in the next couple of days. Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made using the new {ippity} set "Giggles x 3". I really like this set. Here it is:

Here's the first card. I paired these stamps with Pink Paislee pp and a little twine. I used last week's sketch from Mojo Monday.

Here is my second card. For this card I used Card Patterns Sketch 144.

Your comments are always appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ippity Thanksgiving Blog Hop!


Ippity thanks(giving) blog hop

Hello and welcome to the thanks(giving) blog hop with a few {ippity} chicks!! Thanksgiving is a great time of year...it usually marks the beginning of the holiday season. It's also a time to think about all we are thankful for. What a great time to have a blog hop centered around giving thanks!

I am very thankful for my wonderful family and friends, my job (no matter how stressful it may be), and the opportunity to help people in different ways.
So pull up a chair, grab your favorite beverage (mine at the moment would be a non-fat peppermint mocha), and hop through the blogs!
I will be giving away some {ippity} goodness to one lucky person chosen from the comments, so don't forget to leave a comment (winner will be picked on 11/25!). Some of the other chicks are also giving away blog candy, too, so comment along the hop!! Happy hopping!!!

I made this card using Ippity stamp set "Fall for You". Here it is:



I also used the sketch from the Chick Challenges {with Ippity} blog. There is a new sketch every week and prizes to be give away. 
Next up on the hop is Susan. Visit her blog at http://paperandjoy.blogspot.com/. The complete list of hoppers is below.






Barbara - {ippity} do da







Crystal - crystal's craft corner <-------You are here!

Susan - paper & joy
I would like to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don't forget to leave your comment for your chance to win. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!
Crystal

Monday, November 14, 2011

Linky Party Monday!

Happy Monday! I'm sharing a card I made with the new {ippity} set "Pain and Pride".



This is a really cute set. I had a lot of fun coloring the penguin. These sets are in stock and ready to ship so if you are in need of an Ippity Chick.....I'd love to be the lucky girl!

Here's my card:



As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Crystal

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ippty Linky Monday and a winner!

The weekend flew by but it was an extremely productive one for me. We spent most of Saturday at soccer games and watching college football (no, that is not the productive part of my weekend). Sunday was spent cleaning closets and the storage shed. It is amazing how much stuff we keep with the intentions of using it again and never do. But we got rid of a ton of stuff and it felt good to clean it out.

Now on to the card I am sharing with you today. Have you been to the Chick Challenges {with Ippity} blog? It is a challenge blog with weekly sketch challenges. I also want to announce the winner from the {ippity} Christma in October Blog hop. The winner of my blog candy is Jen!

Jen said...


Oh my gosh - love your card. Kraft paper and great dp... Perfect. :)

Jen

I will be sending you an email for your address and congrats!

Here is this weeks sketch: 



 And here is my card based on this sketch:




I'm really happy with how this card turned out. I used the {ippity} set "Flowers + Friends = Priceless" which is in stock and ready to ship if you are interested in ordering. You can order off my page or email me at cantucrystal@rocketmail.com.




As always, thanks for stopping by and your comments are appreciated!
Crystal

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop!



Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.


If you are coming from Angie's Blog you’re on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning go to Heather’s blog. I also have a list of the participating blogs at the end of this post.

For this card I used the {ippity} set "Gingham Christmas Greetings". This will definately be my go to Christmas set this year. Here it is:



                                                                     Here is the card:






Your next stop will be Jen, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for a chance at the blog candy I am giving away, happy hopping!


Here is the list of all the participating blogs:

                             Crystal <----You are here

Thanks for stopping by and come back later this weekend for the winner of my blog candy.
Crystal



Monday, October 10, 2011

Late Linky Monday!

Hello! Today I am sharing a mini card I made using the new {ippity} set "Thanks for All Things". I have been using this set all weekend making quick fall cards. Here is the stamp set:


This stamp set is in stock and ready to ship and is only $6.00! You can order it straight from the sale page of my blog or email me at cantucrystal@rocketmail.com.

Here is the mini card I made using this stamp set:

I used the sketch from the Chick Challenges {with Ippity} sketch. This is the first official Chick Challenge. Here is the sketch:


For all the details visit the Chick Challenges blog by going here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Crystal

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Chick Challenges Blog Hop--Day 3


Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}! Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!
Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects. We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets. To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!
To win, you must:
1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog (http://www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/)
2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and
3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is. (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.

Here is the hop order for Day 3:
Chick Challenges: http://www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/

Heather Flaherty: http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/

Kimberly Cook: http://kimberlyrcook.blogspot.com/

Jennie Kaderabek: http://www.jenniekader.blogspot.com/

Lisa Wallace: http://www.schnauzscraps.blogspot.com/

Crystal Cantu: http://crystalscraftcorner.blogspot.com/  ---->You are here!

Chick Challenges: http://www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/


And here is a card I made to share with you today using the new {ippity} stamp set "time for...friends & wine". This set is available for pre-order by emailing me or you can visit my {ippity} stamps and more page on October 5th to purchase directly from my blog.

I have a strong feeling this is going to be my new favorite set! Isn't she cute?! I colored her with colored pencils and put her on foam dots to make her stand off the card. Here is a close up of her and the glittery heart on her dress.


Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you leave lots of love for all the wonderful ladies who took part in the hop!

Crystal

Friday, September 30, 2011

FWF Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! It is the last Friday in September and I am sharing a card Christmas card I made using the {ippity} set "Gingham Christmas Greetings". I am really enjoying this set and cannot seem to put it down. If you are interested in purchasing your own stamp set, please go to my sale page which can be found in the other tab above. They are in stock and ready to ship.  Here is my card:


We are also getting ready for a new release on October 5th. There will be sneak peeks of the new sets soon so stay tuned for that!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Crystal 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Better late than never!

First, I must apologize. I had every intention of posting these cards yesterday. I had them completed and the photos taken but then began preparing my son, Isaac, for his first day of 1st grade and the rest is history. He was adorable this morning with his backpack full of supplies.


Now on to the new releases!

This month the two new stamp sets are:



$6.00

and here is a card I made using this set:


I LOVE that butterfly!

This is the second set:


$24.00

This is the set I used on Sunday's card and for this card:



Both sets are in stock and ready to be shipped. If you wish to order and they have not been added to the sales page, please email me at cantucrystal@rocketmail.com and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.

Thanks for stopping by and stop by again soon,
Crystal

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New releases coming!

So tomorrow is the big day for September new releases. Today I am going to share a card I made using one of the sets called "Gingham Christmas Greetings". I used CPS card sketch #234 that can be found here. This card is also for the Ippity 1-2-3 Challenge that can be found here. The challenge calls for 1 stamped image, 2 colors of cardstock, and 3 patterned papers. For my stamped image I used the Happy Holidays stamp from the new set. I used cardstock in kraft and olive and the three patterned papers are from the Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye.

If you have never participated in the Ippity Challenge, here is what you can win: a $20 gift certificate to the Ippity Chick of your choice (such as myself).

So here is my card:


Thanks for stopping by and I will try to back later with another card.

Join me tomorrow for a special giveaway!

Crystal

Friday, August 19, 2011

FWF Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!

I had so much fun creating this sweet card from the July KOTM by Unity Stamp Co. Are you a KOTM subscriber? If not you should definately look into it. They are super cute and fun.
Here is the front of my card:

And this is the inside:


This card is for the FWF Friday at the Unity website. Head on over to see all the beautiful creations by the talented women that are participatig by clicking here. 

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
Crystal

Monday, August 8, 2011

Linky Party Time!

Monday again?!? Okay, so I'm not too thrilled it's Monday and time to go back to work but I am excited that it is Linky Party Time! I didn't spend too much time crafting this weekend because I spent much needed time cleaning and organizing at home. I got a ton accomplished and that made for a very "happy heart" which is the name of my card for today. I used the set:

"Loads of Love" which is a new release for August and is in stock and ready to ship. If you are interested in purchasing this set email me at cantucrystal@rocketmail.com or click on the other page of my blog and order straight from there with Paypal. It's that easy! (If you do not see these two sets on the other page, check back tonight or email me!) And......here's my card:


This is a 4x4 mini card that I made using Echo Park 6x6 paper pad Victorian Garden. I love these papers and see myself using them quite a bit.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out all the other talent and leave them a comment for a chance to win an Ippity Gift Certificate. Click here to go back to the Ippity Blog.

Have a great day!
Crystal

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Ippity Release!

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to you. It is release day! We have two great new sets releasing today. Here they are:

This one is called Loads of Love.


And this one is Make your Mark.



I will be back later today with some samples. Thanks for stopping by!
Crystal 

Friday, July 29, 2011

FWF Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I am beyond excited that it's Friday. I am looking forward to spending some time at home with the family and doing a little crafting! Today I want to share a card I made using the Unity Stamp Co.Kit of the Month for May called "think Happy thoughts". I used the sketch from the KOTM sketch challenge from May and never posted (I seem to be really good about that lately). If you have not participated before head over to th Unity blog and check it out. You have the opportunity to win free stamps!


Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out all the other amazing projects on todays hop by going to the Unity Stamp Co. blog for the list! 

Thanks again!
Crystal

Friday, July 15, 2011

FWF Friday!

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! After a terribly busy week a work I am looking forward to this month's class being help Saturday, July 16th @ 1:00 p.m. at my house. The cost is $10.00 and we will be making a project and 2 cards! For the project I used the new Ippity set "thankful for you". Here is the kit and below that will be the frame that will be the project for the class on Saturday.



Here is the frame:


The photo doesn't show the glimmer that I sprayed onto the project for an overall shine. I used the new line of papers Authentique purchased at Pages from the Heart. If you havent seen this line of paper you must check it out. I can't seem to put it down. I've been using it on everything and will be using it for all the item in my class this Saturday. Here's a close up of the flower and bow in the bottom corner:



Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in joining me for this Saturday's class email me at cantucrystal@rocketmail.com.

Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal




Monday, July 11, 2011

I won a challenge!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to share with you guys a challenge I participated in and won! One of my favorite scrapbook stores Pages from the Heart in Monrovia, CA always has the cutest papers and the friendliest staff! They are my go to store for products for my classes and now they are having monthly challenges on their blog. Head on over to their blog and leave them some love and if you are in the area stop by and say hi to all the great gals out there! I will be back later with info on this Saturday's class.

Thanks for stopping by!
Crystal

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 2 of New Ippity Releases!

Hello everyone! So this is day 2 of the July releases. Today I am sharing with you the 2nd set for this month called "thankful for you". I love this set especially for the butterfly. It is so pretty stamped and embossed. I am sharing a card with you today using the same Authentique papers from yesterday (just can't get enought of this gorgeous paper). Here it is:



I stamped and embossed the butterfly image with Kaleidoscope embossing powder. I love the blue tint to the shimmer. This is the entire set that is now available for purchase on the sales page of my blog.


Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!
Crystal 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Ippity Release!

It's release day and there are two great new stamp sets for this release. I would like to share with you today. The first is called {...shine, shine, shine.}. Here is the card I made using this super cute set and the new paper from Authentique called "Stroll". The entire line is absolutely beautiful and I plan on using it on a couple of different projects. I also used CardPatterns Sketch 122.


And here is the entire set:



Isn't it cute? These great stamps will be available on the sales page of my blog beginning tomorrow for $18.00. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing or purchase directly off my blog and pay with Paypal. Check back tomorrow for another project using the second stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal.

Friday, June 24, 2011

FWF Friday!

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! Today I want to share a card I made for the Unity Stamp Co. sketch challenge and the KOTM Sketch Challenge. I used some scrap from my stash as the background paper and I used the KOTM for June 2010. I used distress ink and a pain brush dampened with a little water to "paint" over the different parts of my stamped image.



Thanks for stopping by and I will back back soon with a sneak peak of the July Ippity release!

Crystal

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 2 of New Ippity Releases!

So.....today we are featuring 2 great new sets:

The Best


and My True Joy



Here is a super easy card I made using My True Joy. I think this will end up being one of my go to sets for different occassions. I just love the two birds and the flower.


If you haven't been over to the sale page of my blog check it out by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. You can see all the sets I have available and order right off the blog and pay using your Paypal account or credit card or email me and I will answer any questions you may have. Also, if you haven't been over to the Ippity blog to read about the new challenges you should definately check it out.

Check back tomorrow for my next project!

Thanks for stopping by,
Crystal



Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Ippity Release!

It is finally time for the new Ippity Releases. Over the next couple of days we will be showcasing the 5 new sets. Today, I will be sharing with you my entry for the New Ippity Challenge "Anything But a Card". You can find details for the challenge on the Ippity Blog. I used the new set "Flowers + Friends = Priceless". I really like this set and had a lot of fun using it. I made a cute little frame to give to a friend for her birthday.



Here is the stamp set:



This new stamp set is available through my Ippity Sale page for $18.00.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come by tomorrow to see more new projects with the new sets.

Thanks,
Crystal

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Hippity Hop Monday and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I have 2 cards to share with you today. Here is the first:


Sorry for the shadow behind the picture. I made this card using Ippity stamp set "A Moment in Time".


And here is the second card:


I made this card using Ippity stamp set "Straight from the Heart".


Please remember that all the mentioned Ippity sets are available for purchase. Thank you for stopping by my blog and make sure you visit all the other blogs listed for today's hop and leave them some love.

Thanks,
Crystal