Friday, October 29, 2010

A Little Bit of Flair

Good morning! Happy Friday!! I've got a busy, busy weekend ahead of me - not only do I have my normal homework/test cycle, but Monday starts my week for Growing in Unity and it's the first day of NaBloPoMo. I'm not up for NaNoWriMo - there's no way I could write 50,000 words in a month - but I think I can manage a blog post a day for 30 days. Anybody else up for the challenge?

So of course, being Friday, it's time for Friends With Flair! For a full list of participating peeps, check out the Unity blog - and don't forget...someone is hiding that blinkie. I'm still hoping I win those 25 stamps one of these weeks!

And speaking of stamps, did you guys SEE the new stamps?? Unity and Jillibean Soup! Now there's a cool combo!! I'm trying to figure out if I can maybe, just maybe, find a way to justify buying some of them.

So, my flair card today fulfills several challenges. I said it was a little bit, though, because it's only 4" square! First of all, it's for All Things Unity's paper piecing challenge. It's also my 2nd Hope You Can Cling To challenge card. Lori Craig's challenge was to "bring in the brown" - use brown with the pink for breast cancer. Done and done.

The Etsy Inspired Challenge shop this week is just downright gorgeous. Drool-worthy even. I already knew I was going to make a pink and brown card because of the challenge from HYCCT. But the style from the prints in Stelettoheights, and The Dream Thief in particular, lead me directly to some old Sugardrop paper from Memory Box. Yum!!

And lastly (I think...it's late and my brain is getting pretty fuzzy) it's Mojo Monday 162.So that's it for me. Enjoy the hop and have an awesome weekend! I should have pics to share next week of my youngest two all dressed up for Halloween. Then {ippity} on Monday and who knows how the rest of the week will go. You'll just have to come back and be surprised.

20 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Nice colors! The soft pink goes really well with the brown shades, I like it a lot. And what a cute cup it is, oeh, I'd fancy one right now!
Hugs, Wendy

lynn said...

darling card, carole:)

Jingle said...

This is a very cute card!

shuggy said...

very cute!

Noelle Reese said...

Beautifu lcard! I love it!! winning the 25 Unity stamps would make me dance down the street and give the neighbors something to talk about! :)

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Very cute love the layout!!!

Sara Henton said...

WOW you really went the distance with your little card. Go girl!!

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! This is gorgeous!!

Angie Blom said...

STUNNING.. wow.. I just love this Carole.. the colours, the design. just everything is wonderful.

marilyn said...

LOVE your card--it is gorgeous!

sharon g said...

Love the colors (and the subject--coffee!). Not quite pink, and brown. Nice.

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous inspired card ... love that ruffly trim.

Lori said...

Very pretty, Carole! Love the colors and the pretty ruffled trim.

Bogner's said...

I so love all those papers! Fabulous card! Great colors!

mamaluke said...

sweet card, love the colours

Jennine Chambers said...

Great card! I really love the layering. I think I may be up for the blog challenge... not 100% sure though. I do know I am looking forward to GUI!

Anne said...

OK, first, great card! I LOVE pink and brown together:)

Second, you've got me really thinking about the NaBloPoMo idea! I've never heard of it before! It sounds like fun. Now, I don't think I can manage to create something every day, but write......maybe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY!! I love love love the layers and that shaped piece! SO FUN! Love the ruffles--so creative! YOU ROCK!! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at All Things Unity!!

RubyM said...

This is stunning. I love the colour scheme and that stamp.

de said...

Fun fun card! I didn't get a chance to comment last week, but I did check it out!