Friday, March 26, 2010

TGIF!!



Thank God it's Friday!!

Not only because it is Unity's FWF Friday
but because I am finally off call after a nine day stretch on!!  
Woohoo!!  

I have a couple cards to share with you today.  The first one is one of the CAS DT cards I made for a recent challenge.  It is challenge CAS58 from the 15th where we were to be inspired by the colors of chocloate mint chip ice cream (Miss Boo's favorite!)

Here is what I made...

I used Unity's set called Leap For Life which can only be purchased from a retailer.  Keeping it clean and simple I stamped the cattails on the cream card base with Close to Cocoa SU ink.  Added a strip of BG Origins paper that I border punched and then paper pieced the frog on the lily pad and set him on top.  The sentiment was stamped with SU's Old Olive.

Here is a closeup of that cute little froggie...

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And did you hear the fabulous news that Unity 
is now being sold at Archivers's? 
  
Isn't that amazing?  I just wish I had one in my area!  Sniff, sniff!! LOL!

I have two more cards to show you, but they are the same!  Remember about a month ago that Taylor VanBruggen held a drive to collect Dragonfly sympathy cards for parents who have lossed babies during pregnancy or infancy?  Well I made the girl cards and shared them HERE. But I had never finished the boy cards.  So I finally did.  

Using Unity's dragonfly from the Oct 09 Stamping Store Kit (only available at retailers)
and the sentiment from the Nov 08 KOM I created these two boy cards to send in...

The baby footprints are from a Paper Trey Ink's sympathy set.  I used DP from DCWV Baby boy Nursery and added lots of machine stitching.

The sketch I used is from SCS Sketch Challenge Master list.  It is SC20. 

I did take the liberty to add an additional layer of matting and also the vertical ribbon from Martha Stewart.  But I think it totally still looks like the sketch!

Here is a closeup of the dragonfly.  I just love this! I think my friend Kelli Caslow designed it too!  I let my Copics go outside of the lines for this image because I was going for a soft staining of the paper almost like a watercoloring.  I was simply trying to accent the images.  I also added a fine line of stardust Gelly roll ink to the edges and body of the dragonfly to make it sparkle.  You can see the shine from the angle above the best!!

So to start at the beginning of the hop and not miss one bit of inspiration, 
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and a chance to win 25 random Unity Stamps!

Have a wonderful Friday and may your bucket overflow with lots of time to sit back and relax this weekend!!


28 comments:

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable cards, Kelly!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Amazing and beautiful cards Kelly! Have a great weekend!

lynn said...

love the dragonfly card, kelly!

Country Mouse said...

Great cards!!! That froggy is so cute! And...I love dragonflies, their my favorite!

nessy said...

adorable cards kelly ~love the froggy ~so wish i could sit back and relax, but with two boys with aspergers syndrome that could be very difficult!! ~life is never dull in my house!!
hope you have a wonderful weekend
vanessa xx

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are way awesome lady!!! Hope you are well....

-t

Gwen said...

Great cards, Kelly! That frog is too cute and your baby cards are so precious, they will really mean a lot to those families who receive them!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

WOW these are both fabulous Kelly!!!

Maria Gurnsey said...

these are both great but i LOVE the roggie card!!!!

BonnieRose said...

fabulous!

Pamela said...

Fabulous cards...especially that first one! :)

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! Those are some fabulous cards! Love that little froggie and the sweet "we care" cards are perfection!

Happy Friday!
Karen

Martha said...

adorable.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are beautiful, Kelly. The frog card is so fun and the blue one is adorable.

Rona said...

super cute!! love that frog I still need to get that one!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Adorable cards, Kelly!

JenMarie said...

These are FABulous!
LOVE that froggy card!!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Incredible creations. Love those dragonfly cards. So beautiful with the blue.

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards! That frog is too cute!

kmassman said...

That froggie card is so cute! I also love the dragonfly card! Simply beautiful!

Erika M. said...

Cute cards!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

your bucket is full of gorgeous cards today! just so cute!

Laurel said...

Great cards, LOVE the first one, so adorable.

Heather said...

Wow, you are one busy little girl and I am so loving these! The froggie is so stinkin cute when he's relaxin'!

Shannah said...

So sweet!!
Hope you have a great day!

Carolina said...

What a stunning set of cards Bonnie! Hope you enjoy some time off...sounds like it's well deserved!

Becky Carafa said...

That frog card is super adorable, and the other card so sweet!

Thanh said...

Hope you had a great weekend, Kelly! That little relaxing frog is awesome and that's exactly what I did this weekend.