Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Day 2 - Growing in Unity

Today is a special day for me. I think it's extra fun to host Growing in Unity during the week of my birthday. The first time I did it was during this same week a year ago. I was fortunate enough to host GIU on it's first anniversary. And now, on the anniversary of the first time I hosted it, it's my birthday! This is a week of birthdays. Yesterday was Sherry's birthday - if you missed it, head over to her blog and give her a little extra love. She deserves it!

So, since this is for my birthday post, I thought I'd have a little fun with the card. When I was checking out the Etsy Inspired Challenge a couple ddays ago, in addition to the ladybird , I also spotted this music charm necklace. Hmm, says I. I know just the stamp for that! It's one of my Unity favourites and it was designed by the ever-so-talented Lisa Hetrick. It's called My Heart Sings. I love it so much that I have 3 of them. Don't ask. Really.

I'm using this week's Mojo Monday sketch #133. To continue along with my regular theme of multiple challenges, it's time for this week's Oh, Alice! Challenge 7 is M.A.D. - monochromatic and distressed. Okay, I can do that, too.

While I was working on the card, I took a break to check my email. The FeedBlitz update from Barbara Anders' blog came through. She was posting about Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC61). Apparently it's "Bought it? Use it!" week. Well. Funny thing about that. I'd already dug up some Memory Box dp that had been percolating in my stash since Valentine's Day 2009, but I thought, okay, let me see if I can find something specifically for this. I haven't located a good ribbon yet. I'd already looked in several places, but hadn't found The Perfect Ribbon(TM). So I went digging further. What I found made me laugh, because Bar is on the MFT DT. In the bottom of one of my ribbon drawers was a ribbon "nest" from MFT. From last year. The end of April even. And the brown matched perfectly. Score!! So, thanks to Bar, I didn't settle, and I think the card is much better for it.

That's all from me today. It's super late and I get to spend my morning at the DMV. Yippy...Not.

31 comments:

de said...

Happy Birthday Carole! Why on earth are you going to the DMV on your BIRTHDAY of all days?! Did you procrastinate?!

Amazing card Carole! And another
great EIC submit!

Jean said...

Beautiful card Carole - and Happy Birthday!

stampjourney said...

Happy birthday! Beautiful card--love all the textures and the distressed edges! Beautiful stamp and ribbon, too!

Kelly Landers said...

This is so beautiful Carole!! Hope you have a very Happy Birthday!

Jingle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Your card is fabulous!

Erin said...

Wow, great combo of challenges. Glad you came to play with us at Oh, Alice. Make sure you come back again next week, we love having you.

The Dormouse

margie c said...

Lovely card! and Happy B'day :)

Great job on combining all these challenges!

Thank you for joining Oh, Alice! this week :)

hugs, margie

jan farnworth said...

happy birthday carole love your project hope you have an awesome day.

Jen said...

Love all the distressed edges Carole. And, have a FABulous day...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...hope it's fun!

Jennine Chambers said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love this card. I really like the edges on everything!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow! This card just makes me sigh! Every detail is perfection. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Carole!! Can't wait to hear what you think of your presents!! That's a beautiful card!!

Gwen said...

Happy birthday! What a great card, love all those roughed layers!!

Yogi said...

what a beautiful card. I love all the distressing on it. Looks great. Love the colors too.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Happy birthday my dear friend!! I love your card! It's super pretty, the distressing is awesome too!

Eve said...

hey, nice card! love the treble clef and the way you decorate the card. great job!

StampinCathy said...

This card is awesome. Great take on the challenges. I used the same stamp for my Etsy card. Great minds think a lot. LOL

Rona said...

Hope you had a great birthday!! What a magnificent card!! Love all your distressing and that stamp is perfect!

Lisa said...

SWEET! Love that stampy.

Joanne Gilch said...

music to my ears!!! gorgeous card. love the ribbon, too!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Card!! Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a great day!!

Marcy

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Hope you had a fun one!!! Your card is beautiful...perfect take on all the challenges!!! So glad you had a chance to dig up your stuff to join us with the FTTC this week!!!
The DP and the distressing is awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

Angie Blom said...

this is stunning . I love what you did with that stamp. I still have not used this one yet!!

Shar said...

Beautiful card! I love all the detail you included.

dahlhousedesigns said...

lovely card, love all the layers and details.

lisa a.

Shelley said...

Love all the distressing!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

That's one of my fav stamp image!

Cheri Howard said...

Awesome job on the distressing! Beautiful card!

Shell said...

That is a beautiful card! Love how it reminds me of someones tatoo....

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous design and fabulous distress detailing, Carole! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

~Christina~ said...

I love the music not...such a great card.