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. :)


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

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

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.

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

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!

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 (
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:

Heather Flaherty:

Kimberly Cook:

Jennie Kaderabek:

Lisa Wallace:

Crystal Cantu:  ---->You are here!

Chick Challenges:

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!