Friday, October 23, 2009

EtsyInspired #58 - Unity Friends With Flair

Good morning, peeps! I'm combining two posts today, as I run out the door. First off, it's Friday - and that means it's time for Unity's Friends With Flair! I know you know how much I love my Unity stamps! Check out the Unity blog for a list of everyone participating and for a run down on Angela's "garage sale" - there are, as usual, some excellent buys to be had.

In addition to FWF, it's been several weeks since I joined in the EtsyInspired Challenge, but it's one of my favourites. Now that I'm getting back into the swing of things, EIC was one of my first thoughts.

This week's shop is Linkel Designs. Kelly and Linda create some absolutely gorgeous jewelry pieces. I could get into some serious trouble spending money there. Oh, and I absolutely refuse to show it to my daughters until closer to Christmas! I don't want them to fall in love with anything that might be sold too early. When I'm ready to shop, though, the older two are going to be checking it out. Hannah, in particular, will go bazonkers.

For my inspiration, I chose these sweet little heart locket earrings, which they have named Fondly.

I'd been working on some other vintage-type cards, so had already been looking at my Unity Stampin' Store kit. When I saw these earrings, I immediately thought of the little hearts on the measuring cup and spoons, and the matching love sentiment. The designer paper is from Graphic 45 and reminds me of an old kitchen tablecloth. To add to the vintage feel, I ink-distressed the edges of all the internal layers of cardstock with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I'm still on a sketch kick, and this one is CPS #137.
There's still time for you to participate in this week's challenge. Deets are on the EtsyInspired Challenge blog.

Don't forget to check out all the awesome Unity creations, too. There are some amazingly talented folks out there, and I'm fortunate enough to call some of them friend.


de said...

So cute Carole! I love where your inspiration took you! That measuring cup is adorable! Love it girl! So glad you are able to craft again! Missed ya!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love this, Carole! Fabulous job! :)

Stephanie said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Carole!

Jen said...

Carole, this card is sooo cute! Lov the blues and I want those stamps too!

Randi said...

Cute card!! That gingham DP is so perfect for these stamps!

Linsey said...

Oh gosh, what a fun card! Totally perfect dp, so nostalgic and inviting...makes me think of my great grammy's house :D TFS this card amongst the busyness of your day, sweet buddy! It sure has brightened my day! hugs xoxo