Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friends with Flair Friday!

Blog Hops are just plain fun. It's a quick way to see lots of creativity in a short amount of time and visit cyber studios all over the world. Unity Stamp Company is hosting its Friends With Flair Friday hop and I'm playing again. I made a couple of cards using the same Unity Stamp (love the sentiment) and so I'll share both of those with you. Thanks so much for taking time to look. I also took part in The Play Date Cafe's challenge this time. I hope you like what you see here. The Play Date Cafe challenge this week was to use blue, pink, and sliver in a design. After I designed the card I decided the same Unity Stamp I used for the FWF challenge would be the perfect sentiment for this particular card too.

I had a lot of fun creating this card. It's the most "elaborate" one I've done. I did the hat pin thing, I did the glitter thing, I did the flower thing, I did the brad thing... and I think it turned out quite nice. Sometimes you just have to have a challenge in front of you to make you step out and color outside the lines!
Stamp: Unity Stamp Company March Kit of the Month
Ink: Black Archiver's Ink
Paper: Silver card base from Archiver's; Rose and Slate Blue from DCWV mat stacks
Flowers: Remembrance Paper Flowers (found those at Michael's)
Colored Brads: Local Scrapbook Store "Crafter's Corner"
Ribbon, Floral Pin & Beads: From my Mama's sewing stash


This design just kind of came together as I went along. It's quite simple. It features lavender, blue and cream colored cardstock. Ribbon, the Unity Stamp I just love and some hand-drawn vines and leaves.


I punched holes in the center of the velum flowers and set a light blue eyelet in each one. I think this is one of my favorites.

15 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such happy spring cards! I don't know if you're sick of winter, but I know *I* am! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

NoraAnne said...

Very sweet card :) I love your profile too! So inviting :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Very pretty! :)

Chelsea said...

these are so pretty! The ribbon treatment on the first card is gorgeous.
Love,
Chelsea

secret scrapbooker said...

Lovely cards :0)
Kate x

Katrina said...

so pretty!!!! I love the flowers on the first one!! hugs, Katrina

Rachel B said...

Fabulous cards! I love that sentiment and the fun flowers!

Fiona said...

Fabby florals Oney :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

massofhair said...

Great card and can see why you enjoyed making it. Very lovely florals and great colours:-)

Toucan Scraps said...

really pretty

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
Have a nice day!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a beautiful card ! Love the colors and the flowers!

Michele Gross said...

Sweet card and love that pretty ribbon! Always fun to see another Colorado cardmaker :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So beautiful! LOVE those gorgeous blooms and that yummy, curly ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Both cards are gorgeous--but I love lovel ove that first one! Those layered flowers and the pin in the ribbon--OH MY! You took my breath away:) LOVE! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!