Friday, September 24, 2010

I Adore Friends With Flair

It's Friends with Flair Friday. Unity crashed Facebook yesterday. Well, I don't know for sure that it was the Unity peeps, but I do know that all of us fans of both Unity and {ippity} were not only chatting on Splitcoaststampers, but also on Facebook, as the official peeps were doing some big giveaways, and at one point, the whole thing went down for nearly an hour. Oops?

We had a good time chatting, as usual. We ended up talking a lot about the 80s. There's a scary thought for you! How many of us were teenagers during that particular decade? Yes, I had two-toned hair. I owned, and wore, a pair of parachute pants in junior high. Mostly, though, I was a band geek. Maybe someday I'll post some old pics and let you guys get a great big chuckle.

Back to business. For a full list of participants, check out the Unity blog. Someone will be hiding the blinkie. Find it and leave a comment. You might win some Unity rubber!

I'm working on trying to refine my style. We aren't discussing Tuesday's card, which I still think is way too busy, although I'm happy with the colouring. Let's just forget that one ever happened, shall we? I'm also working on trying to use stamps that haven't been getting any love. The two in this card are both from the first Stampin' Store kit, from Aug '09, 100% Happy. The Queen's Ink, which is my local shop, still has a few in stock.

There are a few challenges represented. First is the Clean & Simple Cards challenge from SCS. CAS85 is to use kraft, brown, vanilla & red. It was optional to use orange.

Next is Etsy Inspired. EIC106 is Pegasus Maiden. The swirl of the outer stamp reminds me of the shape of many of the headpieces in the shop, as do the feathery bits at the top.

The Friday Fun Challenge (Hi Kimme!) is to use flowers in your card. I've got little teeny flowers in there, which I highlighted with Spica markers to make them sparkle.

I don't think I forgot any, but I won't guarantee it. I'll double check my notes after my dr's appt. They're kinda buried under the mess on my desk. I always make a huge mess when I create - and then clean it up after.

Oh!! My midterm!! 131/150, or 87.33%. I was so afraid I was going to get a C and I came out with a high B. Thanks for the support!!

I knew there were a couple others. Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful Challenge #2 is Rustic Beauty. I don't have any Flourishes stamps (yet!) but I think this Unity flourish is pretty rustic, as well as gorgeous. I was totally going for an autumn feel - which is Creative Card Crew's challenge!

Hope you all have a great one! (btw, dr's appt was fine. It was just a check-up, plus I got a flu shot. Ow!)

24 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Oh man I missed the 80's chat huh? Darn! That would be fun! But have to say I still LOVE 80s music! LOL!

Love what you did this week. And congrats on the midterm!

Donna said...

I adore this one. The clean lines- the simplicity-the minimalism....

Beautiful as always!!!

Love you sis!

Bogner's said...

I love your card! I love how you added the different colors to flourish! Beautiful!

4guysandagirl said...

I love how you used this stamp!! the card is beautiful!

Kathy said...

Very beautiful clean and simple card. Love the kraft background, too.

Lisa F said...

VERY pretty! Love the kraft and how simple this is

Martha said...

beautiful

de said...

This is GORGEOUS Carole!


Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Lisa said...

Oh, this is lovely!!!!! Adore the flourish and colors!!!

Danni said...

I love the 80's! hehe!

Such a gorgeous card!

Carolina said...

Such an elegant card...love it!

Carisa said...

gorgeous, i love this - it's fun trying out new styles!! and i had a blast chatting yesterday about the 80's!!! pics, though, never...

Gwen said...

WAY TO GO on your midterm!! Your card is super sweet!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

So glad your doc appointment went well! LOVE this card--simple and elegant! Beautifully done:)

Susan B. said...

Beautiful!

Angie Blom said...

Honestly Carole.. I think I am just in LOVE with this card!! I just can't take my eyes off of it. It is just stunning .. keep on making these!!!! hugs.

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

This is perfect! I love this CAS card! Band "geek"...I teach bandies!! The "geeks" are the people who don't do it! lol!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

I LOVE this stamp. You colored it perfectly! Hugs,

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how you used the swirl to frame the sentiment. And, congrats on your midterm score!

Scrapcollectr said...

A simple breath of fresh air, this card. Pretty!
=D

Scrapcollectr said...

P.S. There's nothing wrong with your Tuesday card. It's lovely. =D (and thx for commenting on my blog.)

Anne said...

Your card is so gorgeous! I love the little colorful flowers that you highlighted so well!

Joanne Gilch said...

Gorgeous card and image.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

this is a gorgeous card! I wonder if you have heard of a new challenge blog, Papercraft Star yet? We'd love it if you considered entering some of your beautiful work in the challenges there and there is still time to sign up for a chance to win a gift certificate too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/new-gift-certificate-drawing-for.html