Wednesday, October 5, 2011

it's me. ang. - getting creative with {ippity} - chick CHALLENGE - NEW FUN STUFF!

Chick Challenges with {ippity}

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 OR ME. - hee, hee. -  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.)

Andrea Cloutier:

Alright-  here is my project.
Wanna know WHY these sweet, fun pictures were taken?
Little Melvins.
I live in a resort community.
The MOST BEAUTIFUL lake in the whole wide world is 2 blocks away from my house.
....and so is LITTLE MELVINS.

Little Melvins holds a TON of history for this CHICK.
in 1991 I graduated from Highschool.
in 1991 I was pregnant with my oldest son Nicholas.
in I got a job at Little Melvins.
...and they were SO GOOD to me.
the owners, the customers, EVERYTHING about that place is LOVE.

i stopped working there in 1995. 
cried all the way home.
i KNEW i would miss that place.
so much.

a couple years after i was done working there...NEW OWNERS took over.
Dave and Mary.
Some of the most KIND and GRACIOUS people you will ever meet!
they have been in charge of MELVINS for a very long time.
we have made some AMAZING memories - with friends and family.
....these were the pictures taken amongst FRIENDS.
look at the happiness. 
WE were SO LUCKY to have that joint.
WE are going to MISS the MELVINS legacy.

all is well.

the kit i used in this LAYOUT is {...thankful FOR YOU} 
how appropriate is THAT? 
i am THANKFUL for the women in this picture.
the friendships, the laughter, and even the opportunity to raise my babies while i was young, work my rear off, and make the most amazing life long acquaintences.

DID YOU KNOW that there is a BRAND NEW RELEASE from our {ippity} chicks TODAY?
you can PICK YOUR CHICK and get the NEW RELEASE.
CLICK to the CHALLENGE BLOG to find your girl!
these are stamps...bought THROUGH and {ippity} chick.
YOU get to help a FAMILY by doing so.
don't be afraid to REACH OUT TO A CHICK and PURCHASE! 

GO to the CHICK CHALLENGE blog to be more WELL INFORMED.
if you have ANY questions EMAIL ME!

Andrea Cloutier:


{Ippity} {Ippity}


Dee in N.H. said...

Love your back story! Always feels like losing a friend when a great neighborhood store closes. Love your colors on this page, great layout!

Patricia said...

What a beautiful story and a gorgeous layout! I love how you used the dragonfly stamp!

Emily Keaton said...

Awww . . . what a great layout with some fabulous photos and terrific {ippity} goodness. Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Ginnye said...

This is such a sweet layout about faily. I love the dragonfly stamps.

JPScraps said...

Beautiful layout for a wonderful memory.

Ashley said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with us! The layout is beautiful!

Jen said...

What a gorgeous layout! Thanks for sharing your memories!

Jen said...

I smile when I read your stories Angela. You created such a wonderful LO using our {ippity} those butterflies and the tag at the corner is fabulous! Thanks for sharing such a lovely memory of yours!

shuggy said...

great story and page!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Love the layout!!! The colors and everything is perfect!!!

Kristina said...

That was a very heart-warming story about Melvins. What a way to remember the good times w/ scrpbook pages!

Marsha said...

So great to scrap memories of old times. Like the layout.

marilyn said...

GREAT layout!!! I have really enjoyed the hop.

Julia said...

Great Layout! Hugs, Julia

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great layout. I love that you used your stamps to embellish the page. TFs.

Aleks said...

Awesome that you're participating in this hop! What a great story and so nice that you are so positive! :) Your layout looks great!

Trisha said...

Great way to honor your memories. Great story and love the set. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lori m said...

Your pages are great, how nice you were able to be there and in the photos when they closed.

:) Lori m

Angie said...

What a wonderful layout!! What a great way to celebrate memories!

Lisa said...

Pretty layout. Great way to express gratitude for good friends. :)

Jess B. said...

beautiful LO and wonderful memories! TFS

Jess B {ippity chick}

NinaN said...

I love seeing stamps used on a LO!

Raven B said...

What a great layout and a great story! Love the story of Little Melvins! :)

COScraps said...

Very Nice Great story and a cute dragonflies!!

KarenW said...

Love the layouts!

Jessica K said...

Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing!

Carol E said...

Wonderful layout and story, thank you for sharing them.

Pryn said...

Fabulous layout! I love the trail of dragonflies! I am so used to making cards now that I forget I can use my stamps on my layouts! thank you for the reminder :)

Julie S. said...

Thank you for sharing. What a great story , I love the way you used the dragonfly stamp. Great layout.

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