Friday, July 09, 2010

Multi-Challenge Friends With Flair

Hey there Friday Peeps! Thanks for all the lovely wishes last week. My finger is doing lots better and I;m adapting to funky tyoing. It;s not perfect, but I;m getting there! If I take it slow, it's much better, but if I let my brain get ahead of my fingers, it starts to look like a two year old did it and it;s pretty funny.

So, you guys know the routine. It;s time to celebrate Unity. To check out everyone participating, hit the Unity blog. Somebody will have a blinkie at the end of their post. Find it and leave a comment and you'll get a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps! With the quality of their deeply-etched red rubber, you want to win those stamps, so go find that blinkie!

Anywho...We;re still unpacking. It's gonna take us a while. But I'm kocating more and more of my supplies daily, many thanks to my daughters. My sons are helping, but they;re complaining greatly. And speaking of sons, today is my eldest's 20th birthday.

This is Cody at 6 months old.

This is Cody today.
Happy Birthday Cody!!!

And now for card stuff. Of course it's Esty Inspired. The shop is Kimmieprout and she sells the neatest handmade buttons. I sort of used this set, with its colours and the heart. And of course the inclusion of the button, which I tied off with embroidery floss. The big colour inspiration came from Color Throwdown's 100th challenge, regal rose, certainly celery, real red and baja breeze. The sketch is Mojo Monday #146.

And for the last of this week's challenges, Pile it On #26 is to use your favourite things. I think I well covered that one! First is my favourite challence, EIC. Then there is Unity stamps, my favourite colour (pickj), Distress inks, and embossing!
Meg, my 16yo, helped me by cutting out the flying heart. The card is for a dear fruend, who, night before last, I found ouyt has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. I'm hoping she'll be able to feel the textires, since she's ksot msot of her vision already.

So, that's it fro, me today. Too much to do. Here's a pic of our front room as it stands...and all the boxes I have to figure out what to do with. You may now commence laughing.

38 comments:

Bogner's said...

Carole, I love your card, and you did amazing for not knowing where all your supplies are! I have that issue, but don't have moving to blame it on! Happy Birthday Cody!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh wow this came out beautiful!!!Good luck with the unpacking!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super cute card!! Happy Birthday Cody as well!!

Sylvia said...

Super sweet card! So soft and pretty! Happy Birthday Cody! Thanks for playing CTD.

Virginia L. said...

You card is gorgeous!! I'm amazed that you can still create in the midst of unpacking!! Thank you for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

.... and Happy Birthday to Cody! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

Broni said...

Great use of the colors! I love that flying heart image! Happy birthday to Cody and um, yeah, good luck on that room!!! Thanks so much for participating and helping us celebrate our 100th challenge!

StampinCathy said...

Happy Birthday Cody! Your card is beautiful and so inspiring. OK Carole.....What is wrong with your room? That's what mine looks like. What are you saying? LOL

de said...

Happy Birthday Cody!!!!

Wow, love this card Carole! Amazing!

Hope your finger is healing and the house gets settled soon!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Danni said...

Happy birthday to your son!!
I just love this card, so pretty!

JenMarie said...

Oh how pretty!!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Happy Bday to Cody.

marilyn said...

Great card--love the flying heart! Happy B-day to Cody! NOT laughing--so much work!

Lesley said...

Very pretty card, lovely colours!

Regina said...

Glad your finger is feeling better and the unearthing of crafting goodies is coming along.

LOVE the card - such beautiful colors and textures put together. Absolutely lovely.

Angie Blom said...

glad your finger is better Carole.. and Happy BIrthday Wishes to your son.. it is my son's birthday today as well.. he is 15.. how times flies.. love that baby photo..now look at all that man hair.. Your house looks normal to me.. moving and unpacking I must say is the hardest.. you always find more junk.. at least that is what I alway find.. I love your card today.. As long as your computer is up and the kitchen is done.. I am always good.. Have fun. Xx

lynn said...

darling card, carole! happy bday, cody!

Linda said...

I love that heart card very cute and pretty!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable card...great use of the colors!

enjoy *~*

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how your heart has taken wings on your card! Such a beautiful use of the CTD colors! I hate moving too, YUK!! Thanks for playing along!

Pamela said...

Great card!! :) And good luck with the unpacking!

Karen said...

Love that color combo and design! Your card is fabulous!! Love it!!

Anita said...

Adorable card!

linda said...

Great card! You are very talented. I can't do that stuff for beans. And Happy Birthday to Cody! Wow - hard to believe he's 20.

lindac

Suzi said...

Love that card. I think that is one of my FAVORITE Unity Stamps!! Plus, I'm sooo digging the color combo!

Tanya said...

Happy birthday Cody!! I love your card- I'm impressed that you could create ANYTHING having just moved!! You are a trooper!!

SmilynStef said...

What a fabulous combination of papers ... lovely inspired design.

Barbara said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

debhorst said...

sweet card...hope it encourages your friend...Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way and increase you changes to win!!!....Oh and happy birthday to Cody!!

JazzyH said...

Love the card!

Anna said...

Happy birthday to your son! Looks like your hands are full with unpacking. How nice of you to stop and make something for your friend. I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

Toni K said...

Gorgeous card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your card, so PRETTY!

Scrappy said...

How BEAUTIFUL!! Love your card! Thanks so much for joining us at PIO! Hope to see you back for our next challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- it will be so nice to unpack and have everything organized!!! I am not laughing- I hope I do not have to move for a LONG time!!!

Lori said...

Carole, I love your card! It's just beautiful. That heart is one of my favorite Unity stamps.

Linda Beeson said...

I am NOT laughing, I am crying at how painful that living room looks, not to mention that poor finger! You will get done someday, hopefully you can just go slow. LOVE that card with that great heart with wings.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used the sketch.