Sunday, April 04, 2010

Day 1 - Growing in Unity

Hey there, party peeps!! I am back for my third round of growing in Unity!! Yes, when I say I love Unity stamps, I really mean it. If you guys could see the, er, collection, I'm not sure if you'd be impressed or appalled. I often have to force myself to use stamps from other companies. It's not that I don't like them. I have some that I dearly love. It's just that I get into that "Unity Zone" - and it's where I'm comfortable.

So, for my first project this week, I'm staying within my comfort zone and playing along with a few challenges. I'm sure you're utterly shocked, right? Of course I had to start with my favourite challenge, Etsy Inspired! This week, the shop is called Until It Ends Studios. When I say the items there are adorable, I'm not kidding. I chose this cute little ladybug crystal charm necklace as my inspiration. I'm such a sucker for ladybugs that there was no doubt that I'd do at least one ladybug card this week!

I used Nina B's Blogiversary Challenge sketch. She's right - it's a really good one that is very versatile. Other challenges I chose to follow are Allsorts #46 - no DPs, and Crazy 4 Challenges #31 - make the base Kraft (hahaha, that's almost too easy!)
Deets:
Stamps: Unity March KOTM "Rockin it Unity Style"
Cardstock: SU Kraft, GinaK Luxury Black
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Pearlescent Poppy Brilliance
Etc: Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder, GinaK ribbon, clear embossing powder, Copic/Spica markers

Now, two things. Don't forget to leave a comment each day for a chance to win a Unity single. Secondly, dear Ashley is taking part in a contest over at TGF and we would both appreciate votes for her group, most of whom are newbies who are local to her. They're called the Stampin Divas and their card is here. Voting for this round is only through Tuesday, April 6, so please hurry!!

Thanks and I'll see you back here tomorrow with more Unity goodness!!

26 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute Carole! I love this sketch, I'm gonna have to try it! That ladybug is so so cute! I love this! And the glitter is fantastic!

Thanks for mentioning my team too!

Juls said...

this is just so stylish! Love it! Hugs Juls

Carla aka scrappypug said...

too cute and way to go on combining the challenges!

de said...

YEA! Fun times! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! So perfect for the challenge! You know we love you at EIC!

Debs said...

Super cute card - love the ladybug
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Jingle said...

This is really adorable!

jan farnworth said...

love your card carole.

Ramsey said...

Too stinkin' cute!

BonnieRose said...

great card Carole.. and Happy bday my friend!

Gwen said...

Love that lady bug and the embossed panel is so sharp! Great contrasting colors!

Kerry said...

Your card is a perfect reflection of your inspiration piece! Love the embossed black and of course that cute little ladybug! :)

Kelly Landers said...

Carole this is so cute! I love how your ladybug is perched on the embossed plants!! LOL!

stampjourney said...

Adorable card! Embossing on black is perfect for this! Looking forward to seeing your other creations this week!

Julie said...

Lady bugs just make me want to smile. I can relate to getting addicted to one thing and having a hard time using anything else, who hasn't been there? Cute card and great to enter several challenges at once.

Lisa F said...

Love the kraft base! I love black, red and kraft together -so classic looking

Jen said...

Love this Carole! That embossing folder looks fantastic on black c/s and that lady bug add the perfect touch!

Jennine Chambers said...

Soo Cute! I am loving this little lady bug!

StampinCathy said...

Whooo Hooo! Unity MOJO all week! Your card is fabulous. Love this layout, texture and bling on this card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rona said...

super cute card!! what a great sketch!! I know what you mean about Unity too - I have an iris cart full of stamps I had before I FOUND Unity that hasn't seen any ink in a year!!

My Angel said...

too cute!!


Marcy

Angie Blom said...

WOW these look amazing!! loving it all!!

Shelley said...

Adorable card!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Luv that black embossed background! Lovely card!

Cheri Howard said...

What a cute card, Carole! I love that particular color combo, and the lady bug is too cute!

Shell said...

What a cute ladybug! Love to see all of your cards!

NinaB said...

That ladybug is adorable, esp with that cute sentiment. Your comment cracked me up about dreaming about my sketch. I thought I'm the only who does that :-).