Friday, October 30, 2009

Fall into Friends with Flair Friday

Ever since I saw this beautiful Unity Kit, I just couldn't wait to get it in my hands to play with. And let me say, I am so not disappointed by it! This is so  fun & versatile... & right up my ally for Clean and Simple & One Layer Cards...

I can't wait to see what all the other Unity Friends with Flair have in store for us today.


Stamps: Unity~ Simple Blessings
Paper: PTI~ Kraft
Ink: Unity~ Burnt Umber; SU~ Pumpkin Pie
Misc: Smooch; Liquid Glass; SU~ Ribbon
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Friends with Flair... New Baby!

My neighbor just had a little baby boy & I of course had no cards available. Now, since you all have had a taste of my style thru the past several weeks/months, you know that I tend towards the simple. And yep, that's how this one is... with the exception of the huge bow ~ which if I were making this card to send I would never have put on... but since I am hand delivering it ~ hello, bow!!! I guess I've received too many beautiful cards ruined thru the mail system (having the brads/eyelets/rhinestones/pearls ripped from the card, etc) so I tend to go for the very mailable cards ~ well, I make cards, not fantabulous works of art that should be in the National Gallery on display ~ so they aren't going to have all the latest & greatest... just so you're warned.... lol... tends to mean I won't win any contests or be published or featured... but at least my hopes are that they will get to my intended unharmed. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... I've rambled long enough & now I'm off for a busy day at the school ~ between the PTA stuff & recycling, I'm like a permanent fixture there...

I added a bit of twinkle with Spicas & a soft glow with Copics (cause don't all new Moms have a twinkle in there eyes & simply glow ~ at least for the first couple of days... til the lack of sleep kicks in)

Deets: Stamps: Unity
Paper: Unknown
Cardstock: GP
Misc: Copics; Nesties; recycled ribbon (unknown); Spica

Don't forget to visit the rest of my fellow Unity Flairicious Friends & leave a bit of love! It's always appreciated!!!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

We're off to see... Friends with Flair...

Wow! Friday again, who can believe it! Oh, I've started thinking Christmas ~ Halloween & Thanksgiving ~ I'm already too behind to think about those...

As everyone knows there is a fantastic sale over at Unity Stamp Co this weekend, so if you've ever wanted to check out what all the excitement is about ~ this is the time!!!

Things I learned from making this card: I don't have a good white ink, white chalk for some reason doesn't do so well on kraft paper, kraft paper kills daubers... boo hoo..., I have no clue how to make a ribbon all pretty like Jacquie *sigh*, but I still love this card ~ oh & I like my snowmen with smiles *wink*


  • Stamps: Unity ~ wonderful... you (Stampin' Store Kit Oct 2009)
  • Ink: Unity ~ Burnt Umber; VersaMark; Memento ~ Sky Blue
  • Cardstock: PTI ~ Kraft; Close To My Heart ~ white
  • Misc: PTI ~ Ribbon; Stampin Up ~ Chalk; Liquid Pearls; Markers

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Friends with SImple Flair

Hello ~ fellow Unity fans! I hope everyone is geared up to have a great weekend! I know I can't wait ~ I'm just now starting to feel a little bit back to normal ~ that ick just seemed to want to settle down & stake a claim...

This card is a very simple one ~ but is imo quite striking irl. I made this for the SCS World Card Making Day Unity Quote Challenge (Thanks Jimmi for all your hard work!!!) I had this quote that I hadn't inked up yet & I knew I wanted to pair it with some classy paper ~ to keep the focus on the quote & not, well, a bucket full of other stuff... The only thing I did do (which is almost impossible to see in the pic) is trace over the swirly in the corner with some chocolate smooch ~ it adds just the fight amount of elegance.

Sorry ~ but I'm going to have to be a bit vague with the deets ~ I fell asleep last night before I got this post done & now I'm running late (as usual lately)...


Stamp: Unity
Paper: SU; Basic Grey
Ink: Unity
Misc: Smooch
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Friday, October 2, 2009

A Friend with Flair Friday Birthday!!!

Yep! That's right ~ it's my Birthday!!! I'm turning the big 'ole 40!!! Geez, what in the world happened?!? I don't remember 40 years disappearing... oh, well ~ guess I'd better try to remember the next 40 a wee bit better! Thank Goodness for digital cameras & camcorders!!!

So, back to the Unity Goodness... When I saw the latest Unity Bachelor Challenge ~ my first thought was "Be Still, My Beating Heart" ~ or whatever that old saying is (guess my memory is fading with age ~ just happened ~ ya know) And I was inspired ~ by that gorgeous ensemble of polka dots & plaid ~ and I knew that this little doll with the huge heart was exactly what my card needed ~ I ended up making the sentiment using 3 other sentiments in the same set. I just get such a chuckle out of this card. See how the plaid is simply oozing onto those pretty polka dots lol!


  • Stamps: Unity ~ KOM-SEPT09 {go ahead...wish}
  • Paper: Unknown
  • Cardstock: GP
  • Ink: Memento ~ Brown
  • Misc: Martha Steward ~ Gooey Punch; CTMH ~ Liquid Glass; Copics; Smooch; Nestibilities; White Gel Pen.

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