Monday, April 06, 2009

Growing in Unity

Good morning everyone! It's my week to host Growing in Unity. Each week one of the Unity Addicts (addict?? Who? me???) features projects completed with Unity stamps. Yeah, I know. That's a real stretch for me.

Who's that laughing in the peanut gallery? Didn't I tell you last time that I didn't want to hear any of that?? Hmmm??

Now where was I? Back in October, Ramsey got the idea to trade off posting, Monday through Friday. She was going to assign weeks, but had so many volunteers it was unnecessary. Angela gave her blessing - and now every week has been spoken for through August 23! That's 10 months of Growing in Unity, folks!! I'd say that's a pretty good testament to what a wonderful company it is and what great people Angela and her crew are.

Oh yes, and of course I'll have a Unity single to give away during Hip Hop on Thursday out of those who leave comments on my posts this week.

Today I have two cards. I wanted to make them similar, but different, just to show how versatile these stamps are and how you can take sketches and use similar colours and get completely different looks.

The first card uses sketch CPS109 from Card Positioning Systems. This is the first time I've used one of theirs and it was an easy one. I also decided to distress the edges, which I've never really done before, except to test out the distress tool. Chelsea definitely does it better! This card will be winging its way to someone today - I hope she doesn't mind that it'll be a few days late.

Edit: I'd thought I was using CAS08 from Splitcoast Stampers, but I had the wrong sketch. I can't find a sketch anywhere that looks like mine. I'm sure I saw it somewhere, but am starting to wonder if I dreamt it. If anyone knows, I'd be very grateful if you'd let me know where it came from! FJ - 4.7.09

I removed the orange, as the recipient of this card does not like orange. I hope the green isn't too muddy for her in person. This one is actually going to be early! Well, depending on the post office, the Royal Post and customs.
Both cards use the same two stamps from Love is in the Air, the same card base (ballet blue), the same mint green accent paper (Remember When, from my lss), and the same set of oval Nestabilities - but they are two very different cards.

I'll be back later today to announce the winner of the birthday blog candy and again tomorrow with my next Growing in Unity project.

Hugs to all and thank you SO much for all the birthday wishes.

27 comments:

Lisa F said...

SO CUTE! Love this set -it's definitely on my wish list - love both cards!

Ashley said...

Super cute Carole! I love both cards! They are awesome!

scrappypug said...

love your cards and I need that stamp!

lilacanglia said...

fantabulous cards,
hugs
Angie

jan farnworth said...

happy birthday to you darling carole. I hope that your day is just fabolus. I love what you did with the stamps on these cards so very neat.

StampinCathy said...

Wow this is the way to start of Unity week with these amaZING cards. I just love this hot air balloon. You are just one creative and inspiring stamper. Can't wait to see all your Unity inspiration this week. Congrats!!

Shemaine said...

Great cards Carole!!! Hope you had a fantatsic birthday!

Laura L said...

Happy Birthday, Carole! Great cards! I love that set, it just hasn't made it into my collection yet.

Martha said...

super cute!

Shannon said...

Cute, cute!!!! I can't wait to get that set myself. Happy Growing in Unity week!!

Tanis said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CAROLE!!!
Love that set...the cards turned out super!!!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, Carole!!!! I hope you have the best day ever! I just love your cards too, what great colors and stamps you used!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Cards. Love the colors.

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday...

Tonya said...

Beautiful cards, sweetie. I adore that hot air balloon.

Happy Birthday, dear Carole!! May your special day be filled with love, laughter and lasting memories!! ((hugs))

whoistracy said...

This is adorable!! I JUST bought that set last week. Can't wait for it to come in so I can ink it up.

Jenn said...

FUN!

Gretchen said...

very cute! Love how they are different yet similar (that doesn't really make sense does it?!) Anyways, great cards!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards Carole! Happy Birthday girl!

Kristen said...

Carole these cards are awesome!! :) I can't wait to see what else you come up with this week hun! And again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Dawn K. said...

happy birthday lady!!!! love the cards

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful cards, Carole! As if I needed any more reason to buy more Unity... =D

Happy Birthday!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Nicely played! I love the bright cheery colors. Spring's a-coming! Can't wait to see what else you'll have for us this week.
~ky

BloomingPink said...

Tres Beau!

J'ai bien aimé les deux cartes

BabeCaddy said...

Beautiful cards.. Love those stamps.. Hope you had a great B-day!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Carole!!! I sooo can't wait to get this kit!!

Tink said...

Too Cute!

CraftyRia said...

Cute cards. I love the hot air balloon!