Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tooty Fruity – GHWI Challenge No. 3

Happy Tuesday!

First things first:
We have appreciated all the entries that we have had in the young life of the GHWI Challenge Blog, but me and my Design Team have decided to change a few things around, and did not want you all to lose us in this growing process. I and the DT will be using the blog as an intruduction, with inspiration, for the monthly challenge only. (We do like followers!) Our Get Hippity with Ippity challenges will now be on Simply Scrapping Crafts in the Get Hippity with Ippity Group. I hope you join us at SSC. This is a really fun online group. I think you will find something to satisfy that creative urge!

Now, are you ready for Get Hippity with Ippity Challenge #3? Well...the theme is Tooty Fruity. We want to see all things with fruit. Do you create ATCs, cards, layouts, collage, wood, metal, etc? We want to see it all, but you MUST use fruit somewhere on your creation. You can enter once for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice from my Ippity Sales Blog. If you use an Ippity and/or Unity stamp, you will be entered in the drawing twice. This challenge will end on June 30. All the information and instructions are posted in the discussion forum of the group. You will be able to enter this challenge after joining.

On to my project…
This was definitely “out-of-the-box” for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process this project offered. Someone mentioned that Ippity and Unity stamps helped them get “out-of-the-box.” They are right! I felt like I was getting back into collage work. I may even use this as the main image in a new collage or a shadow box. I used an oversized tag for the base. I have had these tags for forever in my stash. (Wonder what else I can find in my stash. LOL!)

I also used three stamp sets for my little piece of art. The background stamp, Distressed Dots, is from Unity. I have also used two sets from my Ippity Line. (Yep, I am a “Unity Endorsed Ippity Chick! I am also the only one in Oklahoma!) My main images, the apple and the sentiment are from the NEW RELEASE New Season, New Wonder set. On the sentiment I stamped the curly-q stamp from the Now and Always set. The Now and Always set is very popular. I have trouble keeping them in stock.

Other supplies I used:
Copics: r20, 29, 89; g99; w1, 5.
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk; Vivid in Taupe.
Glimmer Mists: Sweet Clover, Bubbles, and Juniper.
Dies: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles and Marianne Creatables.
Designer Paper: Memory Box-Valise
Cardstock: SU Kraft, Cryogen Iridescent 80#
Other: Lace from my stash, Viva Décor Pearl Pen in Ice White.

The All New Ippity Challenge – Anything but a card (I’m not entering, just posting, because I am a Unity Endorsed Ippity Chick from Oklahoma!)
Unity Stamp Co. Challenge – Tooty Fruity (I am entering this! I want to win 100 stamps! Like I need them!)
Through the Craft Room Door – Paper Piecing (My apple leaves.)
Dream Valley Challenges – Stamp something
One Stop Craft – Texture
PaperCrafting Journey – Anything goes
Remember to join us at GHWI over at SSC for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice from my Ippity Sales Blog. There's going to be more inspiration over at the GHWI Design Team blog.

If you have any questions, or need more details, just contact me.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful job Aletha! You always do a fabulous job~

  2. Love all the embellies on your tag Aletha...fantastic creation!

  3. gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time.


  4. thanks for joining us atPCJ this time love your project
    Jacki xx

  5. Fabulous tag, love that apple. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week. xx

  6. Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at TCRD.

  7. this is stunning! thanks for playing with us at TTCRD in our paper piecing challenge. LOVE the leaves!

    TTCRD DT Member

  8. Thanks for playing along with Paper Crafting Journey! Beautiful card!!

    Laura (sandytoz)
    PCJ DT

  9. Stunning :-) Thank you so much for joining us at OSCC this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx p.s I have candy!

  10. Wow! This is just gorgeous. You always do such a great job!


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