Friday, June 25, 2010

Friends with Sanity, I Mean Flair

Hey there, peeps. Welcome to another Friends with Flair!! For a full list of participants, check out the Unity blog. As always, somebody's got that elusive blinkie. Find it, leave a comment, and you could win 25 random Unity stamps!

As I write this, we have entered the 36 hour countdown until we move all of our worldly possessions less than 10 miles up the road and off Fort Meade. We'll be picking up a 17 foot truck from Penske at 8am on Saturday morning. Yes, it would have been nearly 1/3 of the cost to go with U-haul, but those of you who know me well know just how little I and my family trust U-haul after that horrific wreck in 2003, which was due to metal failure in one of their trailers. If you ever get curious, you can check out the photos of the aftermath at my flickr stream.

So, I've been slowly packing up my card-making supplies in and around packing up other things. I've got one knitting project set aside, one book, and an important embroidery project. Those will remain within reach. Woe be to the child that packs my bag or hides it from me.

My card for today uses Unity's Bevy of Butterflies. I pulled colours from some of the patterned paper that came from the Caffinated Cropper kit Birds of a Feather. Considering my state of mind of late, it should probably say "embrace insanity", but I think this is close enough.Have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back next week, with real internet and a brand new home. I can hardly wait!!!!! Let's just hope I come back with my sanity at least somewhat intact.

20 comments:

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very pretty card! I love the embossing and the labels you used!

StampinCathy said...

This is just fabulous. Great colors and just love the layout and of course the stamps. Can't believe how close the move is.

Tracy said...

Very pretty - Samrt move to keep some crafting stuff out to help with your sanity! Good luck with the move!

Donna said...

Very pretty! Love the pattern papers

secret scrapbooker said...

Gorgeous card :0)
Good luck with your move.
Kate x

JenMarie said...

Oh I love this!

She said...

Oh this is lovely. Good luck with the move. x

Anne said...

Very pretty card! At least you haven't lost your humor:)

Cheri Howard said...

Beautiful card, Carole! I love the quilted feel of your background, and your butterfly is so pretty. Good luck on the move - may your new digs be the best yet! =D

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the patterns you used on this card. Bevy is one of my fave sets!

lynn said...

congrats on your new home with real internet:) love your mix of patterns-have a safe move, those pics were ugly.

BonnieRose said...

take care.. i know moving is so much work.. hugs xo

Maria Levine said...

What a fun card, love the pattern mix! Good luck moving! All the best!

Lori said...

Love the combination of patterned papers and the monochromatic color scheme. Good luck with the move--hope it's a little cooler tomorrow than it's been the last few days!

Jen said...

Love all the patterns on this fabulous card Carole! Good luck with all the unpacking too, but I'm sure you will be sooo happy with your own internet...yay! Don't forget to drink lots of Starbucks!

Carolina said...

Such a darlin' card...love the mix of patterns!!!

Eryn Hagen said...

GORGEOUS!! ...and GOOD LUCK on the move!!! :)

Sweetieshop said...

Love it! Good luck with the move.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is just beautiful, Carole!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome card Carole.. love the different papers. so perfect for this stamp.