Friday, August 06, 2010

TGIF and FWF

TGIF and that means it's time for Friends With Flair! You all know what that means, right? Yup, it means it's time to check out the Unity blog for a full list of participants and, as usual, someone is hiding that ever-elusive blinkie. Leave a comment on the blog where you find it and you'll be in the running to win some Unity rubber!

I think I've overdone it a little, between chatting on Hip Hop, stalking the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Queen threads over at SCS, and all of the paperwork for getting myself and my two sons registered for the fall semester. It's weeks like this when I really wish they'd been diagnosed much sooner than they were so they'd had the benefits of early intervention. It just means we have to work that much harder now to deal with the Asperger's Syndrome they both have. The worst part, at least for Cody, is that I started asking doctors to help me figure out how to help him before he was 6 years old. He was not given a full diagnosis until he was 12.5, and even then, we were not given much help by way of treatment.

Anyway, I digress. I'm playing with challenges again this week. Surprise! The first challenge I worked with was All Things Unity, which was a sketch challenge this time. They have a great team over there and I need to remember to play along more often. Secondly, it's Etsy Inspired's 99th challenge. I chose this bingo hat at Becky Kazana's shop. I'm not entirely sure if this counts for the Play Date Cafe's Challenge this week. Does navy blue count as a neutral in cardmaking like it does in fashion? I just don't know.

The stamps I used (the bingo card and FUN) came from the very first Stampin' Store kit, 100% Happy. A few places may still have them in stock, including my LSS, but you might have to hunt for them. It's one of my most used kits.
I hope you like my card for today. I had fun putting it together. Oh, and remember what I said about that elusive blinkie? Guess what!

Unity Flair!
It's been hiding here all along. Leave a comment and I'll let random.org pick a winner. You have until I get up tomorrow (Saturday) to do it and be in the running, at which time I'll post the winner. Don't forget to check back to see if it's you!

59 comments:

jennyk said...

I like this card a lot - it's so cheerful!

Zoe said...

Hello Carole, I love the papers and I love the bingo card you have used.
love
Zoe
xxxx

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! What a fun card. Great colors and love how you take on this sketch. Very inspiring. Look at you with that special Blinkie.

de said...

Look at you go girl! I'm lovin this!

Thanks for playing EIC!!!! Don't forget the big 100 bash that starts TOMORROW!

Hugs,

Linda said...

great card!! fab blog too!!!

Bogner's said...

That little hat is cute and the card is amazing! I picked up that SKOM for just $10!! I am going to have to break out that set!

Jingle said...

That hat is so cute! I love your card! Great work!

Angie Blom said...

Hello Miss Carole.. LOve this card, and the hat is just stunning.. you are my ROCK STAR!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is a FABULOUS card, Carole! I love how you used the fun paper with the numbers and tied it all in! And I spy the blinkie! YAY!

Lisa said...

I love the card!!!!!!! LOVE that bingo stamp!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is too cool!!

My Angel said...

Super Cute Card!! So fun....

Yeah you have the blinkie this week!

Anita said...

I love the inked layers! Fabulous card!

Nikki said...

Cute card! The colors and the distressing on the bingo card are both really cute! and YAY for the blinkie!!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Really love the bingo card! Thanks for the chance to win! Have an inky day!

Purple Princess said...

I love that bingo card!!

Jennine Chambers said...

Love it! I have yet to use that stamp and know I know what to do!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

BJ said...

The Hat and card are very cute! Makes me want to plan a party, with clowns and games. What the heck let's have a dunking tank too...LOL
Love the colors so much fun!!!!

Sweetieshop said...

Fun card! looks like you have used the colours for PDCC? Love the ticket atr the side :)

Erika M. said...

Awesome card! Loving the bright colors!

Sherri Thompson said...

Love these bright colors! We are going to a local fair this weekend, so this is making me think about the weekend! Fun, fun card. And at last I found the blinkie, lol!

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous projects - love that card and that 100% Happy set is one of my faves too!

jo said...

Great card Carole.....I love that bingo card stamp!!
COngrats on the blinkie too!!

Linda said...

that card very nice. and i think it neat!

shuggy said...

that is a great card!!

lynn said...

so adorable! thanks for playing this week at atu:)

maryanns said...

Cuuuuuuute card! I love to play bingo, so this card is right up my alley! It is such a fun card!! Congrats on having the Blinkie and my opportunity to win!

JPScraps said...

Great card! Love the bright colors!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOORAY for the blinkie;) LOOOOOOOOOVE your take on the EIC challenge! Love this card--so fun and creative!! You rock:)

Carole said...

Oh wow! Love your card - the color combo is perfect! And a huge congrats on the blinkie!!

carole said...

Love the bingo inspired hat & love how you're interpreted!

stampjourney said...

Oh so cute! Great take on the challenge, and I love the scalloped border with the little ticket accent. Congrats on the blinkie!

Tracy said...

How cute - I have that set to and just love it! Good luck to you with your sons.

Brenda said...

Your card brought a smile to my face. Thank you. I love bingo card cards.

Jennifer said...

Sure enjoyed your bingo card. The colors work so well together. Great job.

Shell said...

Love the new card. Never know what you are going to come up with. Congrats on the cool cards!

mary said...

Fun card!! Love the bright colors...and that blinkie is pretty sweet too.

scrappyteacher said...

I just love these very bright colors used on your card.....and of course I LOVE THAT BLINKIE!!!

Nancy B said...

Great card, it would be great for a party invitation! Blinkie is also pretty darn cute!

Carol said...

That card is so fun and happy!

Carol B

Suzanne C said...

Adorable card. Love the tickets and the random numbers. How fun that you have the elusive blinkie!

Donna said...

Very pretty card.... Love your work!

Sarah said...

What a FUN card! I love all of the colors you used. And YAY for the blinkie!!!

Laura Isham said...

Such a cheery and fun card. LOVE the bingo card!

puffinliz said...

Bright card, and Bright idea with the numbers and ticket with the bingo card!

SmilynStef said...

Love those vibrant colors ... great inspired design.

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on having the blinkie!! I love this fun, bright card. Totally cool :)

Scrapcollectr said...

Winkie ;-) winkie ;-)
I found the blinkie!
Love your vintage-y card. Have a nice weekend!

JC said...

Love the bingo card! What fun colors!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I think navy should count as a neutral!! Your card came out amazing. Really cool!! Thanks for playing with us over at All Things Unity

Donna said...

Finally found that blinkie!!

Love the colors in your card and the ticket is great!

Thanks for sharing.
Donna
DonnaCMC at optonline dot net

Regina said...

Don't know if the navy counts as neutral or not, but I love, love, love how your card came out -- truly bright and cheerful.

All the best with the beginnings of the new school season and helping your kids get the most support they need.

Terri E. said...

What a cutie!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Joanne Gilch said...

Not a hopper just wanted to leave some love....your card is really cute.

Paul said...

Wow what a powerful, bold card. Very colourful. Love it. Px

Cass. said...

wow....super cute. I love the happy colors, they make me smile just looking at em :)

Ruby said...

LOVE your card, it's really cheery and fun! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week :o)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Still loooooooooove this card!! Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Linda said...

that great card my friend!