Thursday, October 29, 2009

Growing In Unity- Who Does That Thursday!

Yeah! It's Thursday and I am on my fourth day of Growing in Unity! Thanks so much for those of you who have stopped by daily and left such sweet comments. Don't forget that tomorrow I will be drawing a name from all the comments left during my Growing in Unity week and will send some lucky commenter a grab bag of some Unity stamps!


Did you see on the Unity blog that there will be an opportunity to buy the January's CHA release stamps for a very limited time over this weekend. There are five sets that the Unity customers can by early... who does that??? Don't you just love Unity??


The card that I have to share with you for today is one of those unfortunate but necessary cards to have to make. It is a sympathy card. I have a dear friend who used to be on my DT when my partner and I ran the Wishblading Well and I learned today that her dog was just shot by some stranger while her husband was playing with her outside. I am so sad about that and can't imagine the grief they must be experiencing. The dog was only two years old and had a lot of life left in her. I can't imagine the motive that would cause someone to do such a thing.

So using the dragonfly stamp from Unity's October Stampin Store Kit and the "we care" sentiment from the Nov 08 KOM I went for a very simplistic look to this card. I was inspired first by the somewhat Asian look of the dragonfly stamp and decided to pair it with this beautiful Wisteria BG paper. I colored the images with my Copic Markers. I lightly colored the background with my new Copics Airbrush system to match.

I want to share with you some information about the yellow cardstock that you see used here. I received a wonderful package of papers from Cut Card Stock.com and this Coredinations paper was included in this package. This sheet comes in a set of pre-embossed CS in the Jenni Bowlin line by Coredinations. The 12 x 12 sheet was embossed around the outer edges similar to the shape of a Nesties Label 1. I chose to cut out around the embossing and use that shape as an accent on my card. I didn't want to sand it either, but I am sure you know that you can do that with Coredinations. I encourage you to check out Cut Card Stock.com, they have an awesome collection of papers with great prices and even a sale right now for their Facebook Fans.

If you haven't already done the Who Does That blog hop of the Unity DT members, go on over to the Unity blog and check out what they have to offer. I don't know about you, but I am inspired week after week by their creations!

I hope you will come back tomorrow for my Friends with Flair post and my last Growing in Unity card share. I hope you have a wonderful day and may your bucket overflow with warm caring wishes for your friends.

22 comments:

JPScraps said...

The card is beautiful. I can't believe someone would be so cruel & shoot a dog.

Teri said...

I am gutted for your friend! (sniff!) What monsters people can be, don't you just hate them sometimes!!
Another wonderful card though, shame it wasn't for a happier circumstance. . .
Hugs,
Teri

Bogner's said...

First off... WHO DOES THAT... Seriously. Who shoots someones dog when the owner is right there playing with their little friend. I am glad that they shot their target and didn't hit your friends DH! What a horrible situation. I think your friend will really love this card. It helps to know people care. Your colors are beautiful and I love that coordinations embossed paper you used!

Melissa G said...

I love that paper so cute! you do such a great job.
Melissa

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and just love the paper you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

PaperCrafty said...
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PaperCrafty said...

Sorry about that!! I am really awake...lol

Very pretty card Kelly!! Love the blue & yellow!! Cool borders!!

chickadee3357 said...

Beautifully soft card. Love the pre-embossed cardstock. So sad to hear about your friend's dog.

mulberry station said...

Oh what an elegant card. Very dantie and I love the colors and border.

sweetbloominscraps said...

What a beautiful thoughtful card! I can't imagine experiencing what your friends went through seeing their dog shot before their eyes! I love the airy,light feel of your card! Beautifully created!

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card. I find it hard to comprehend how someone could be so cruel and thoughtless

Jackie x

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card for a senseless tragedy.

Paulette, Melissa and Kaitlyn said...

What a horrible tragedy! The card is beautiful.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Lori said...

What a beautiful card to commemorate a special dog's life.

jules said...

Very beautiful card....simply perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, Unity stamps. You can actually part with the beauties?
Vianna (winking at ya)

Gwen said...

This card is so pretty and soft!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful card and of course I luv the dragonfly!

I'm so sorry for your friends loss, and it breaks my heart to hear about things like that.
She is in my thoughts.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Stephanie said...

So sorry for your friends loss. Your card is amazing! Wonderful design! Absolutely gorgeous!

Chris S. said...

What an elegant card! It will surely bring comfort.

FibreJunky said...

Who does that is right - who shoots a dog? And why??? Senseless and heartless and cruel and sickening. I'm so sorry.
The card you've made for your friend is beautiful. I'm sure it will help her to know she has such a kind and caring friend.