Monday, December 13, 2010

Expecting? and a H{ippity} Hop


How fast is this year going by? I just love seeing the holiday lights and I can't believe that in the blink of an eye, it'll be January and the lights will start coming down. So.... Frugal tip #46: Be present in the moment. Take a tiny break from the hectic-ness of the holidays and just observe the wonder and beauty.  There's a family in a neighboring town that puts up the most amazing decorations each year. The lights are everywhere and some actually strung high into the air. I can't help but grin from ear to ear as I do my annual drive around their street (with a multitude of others) and just drink it all in. It's a holiday highlight....

On to Ippity matters.... it's marvelous Monday and another Ippity blog hop. Start here and leave those lovely comments everywhere you visit. You know the drill. A random comment on a random blog will win a prize!

Which brings me to a second tip today that I've been meaning to add to a blog hop post. Frugal tip #47: Keep a small notebook next to you whenever you blog hop (if you're like me, I tour daily). Note one or two unique things that you like about the card or project you see on each blog and pretty soon, you'll have your very own FREE idea book!

I used 3 Ippity sets on my card. Just seeing the hen on her eggs in Simply Home and the preening rooster in Farm Fresh, made me think of expectant parents, thus the computer generated sentiment. I printed it on a label from Love in Return.  Since the hen image had no nest, I made one out of linen thread. (I just wrapped it around my finger a few times then put a large glue dot behind it and voila, a nest.) Peeking out from behind the image is that delicious doily die from My Favorite Things (That cool button is from MFT, too.) The grass paper is from DCWV's Photo Stack II and all the other patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 pad that your fave Ippity gal has for you. More deets can be found in my SCS Gallery.

That's it. Enjoy the hop and the holiday lights!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

10 comments:

NoraAnne said...

This is TOO cute :) I love how you combined the images from two kits to make something you would never "expect" no pun intended! LOL! Way to think outside the box! Love it!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is super cute, Cindy! I had a good chuckle and I think any expectant parents would love to receive this great card! I love the subtlety of that gorgeous doily behind the image panel.

Patricia said...

Sweet card! Love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is cute as can be! very creative! :)

shuggy said...

this is awesome!

lynn said...

ok, your card is way too cute, cindy!! i just love it! great reminder in your first tip:)

Lone Pine Designs said...

Very clever! I love the little nest you made for the hen!

StampinCathy said...

Awesome card and just love how you used the stamps and love the color combo. Thanks for a great tip too!

Karen said...

Oh my goodness..this is the sweetest thing ever! I love this awesome card!!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, how CUTE is this!!