Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Growing in Unity... Life is Sweeter!



Wow!! I can't tell you how much I appreciated the outpouring of love, concern and support that I received from you all after I shared my personal story with you yesterday!!  "Thank you" seems too small of a thing to say to match the happiness that you have given me.  Despite the fact that I haven't met many of you... I still consider you my friend and I really appreciate your support and  friendship!


Everyday this week I am Growing in Unity!! 


I absolutely adore Unity, their stamps and the people that work there!  Having had the opportunity to meet many of the key players from that Company, I am here to tell you that they really ROCK!!!  Not only do they produce the best and most trendy stamps out there... they also CARE so much for each and every one of you!!  Angela is a dream!  And she is one of the most inspiring women I have ever met!!  It is such a pleasure for me to be involved with such a fantastic company.  I am so blessed to have been asked to be one of the DT members for Ippity.  And I am super excited to have a good reason to play more with my Unity stamps this week!!  ;-)



My life is definitely sweeter... and the inside says with a friend like you!

My card was inspired by Saturday's Inspiration challenge (IC233) at SCS.  Steph sent us to the most incredible and inspiring site called Amy Atlas Events.  My inspiration came from page 11 from her site.  But there are many more inspiring photos throughout her site!


I used October Afternoon papers for my card and tried to recreate the feel of an old fashioned candy store.  I love those banner stickers that come with the OA set.  I used Copic markers to color the candy shelf image which is from the August 2008 Unity KOM!    The sentiment is from the March 2010 KOM.  

Thanks again for coming to my blog!! I will be back again tomorrow with another Growing in Unity post!  I also invite you stop by the Ippity blog today to see a tip that I have to share with all of you!

Be sure to leave a comment for another chance to win some BLOG CANDY!!

Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with the kind of friends that make your life sweeter!!



42 comments:

StampinCathy said...

You are so sweet Kelly! Just remember it's his loss not yours!
Your card is just amazing. Love the banner, sentiment and that stamp. What perfect dp to make this a bright and cheery card. Thanks for the inspiration.

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW, LOVE this!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OMGoodness--this has got to be the cutest! I love the banner on the top--both sides! CLEVER! And the stamp is super fun--I haven't used mine...now I want to get it out and play:) Thanks for inspiring! Super awesome--as always;)

Renee' Dezember said...

Oh this is so cute! I am so glad that you have found a place so welcoming where you are treated the way you are suppose to be treated...can't wait to see what you share tomorrow :)Have a super day Kelly!

Debby/Darthy said...

Beyond cute! I love this, it's so playful and colourful. It just makes me happy.

Jen said...

Love all the stripes and polka dots...feel like I AM in a candy store...SWEET!

NoraAnne said...

I love this card so much! This is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth today ;)

Kathy Martin said...

SWEET card! :)

Eva said...

Ohhh...this is such a sweet card Kelly...I am loving the banners with that sweet image...too cute!!

Debbi said...

Cute, cute card. I love how you combined different stamp sets on the card. I tend to forget to do that. When I think of your personal life right now, I think of the Unity stamp (love those stamps) the clothes on the clothes line and the "Hang in there".

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Kelly, I feel PRIVILEGED to call you my friend. *hugs* This is so CUTE! I love the banners and the colors...just everything!

Jennine Chambers said...

Love it!!! I really love the banner!

Gwen said...

What a great card! It DOES look like an old fashioned candy store! It is so sweet!

Cheri Howard said...

Wonderful card! I love this stamp - it reminds me of the Rows of Yummies stamp that I love, too! =)

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Super cute card... love the banner :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fantastic Kelly! I love the banner!

Angie Blom said...

OH I love love love this card!! I think I need this stamp!! Gorgeous card!!

Scrapenabler said...

Love your card, the banner is really fun!

michib2006 said...

what a very cute card! love your colouring.

JPScraps said...

You always make the most amazing cards!

Diane S. said...

I just love the banners that everyone is showing!! your card is terrific!!

Lacey said...

OMG this card is toooo cute!! Love the banner & the stamps really stand out!!

Jules! said...

Love the banner!! So Cute!

Tracy said...

Great card - love the dp! TFS!

My Angel said...

Perfect Card!!! I love how you used the banner & the bright colors! Awesome coloring on the Candy image!!

Cassi said...

amy atlas = pure inspiration

i really like what you did with this card.

Carisa said...

this is so pretty - i love those colors together and the banner! LOVE the banner!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

What a cute card and luv the colouring of the image.

Michelle said...

Love this card - especally the hanging banners! Wish I hadn't skipped this months kit just for the banners!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Kelly, this card is adorable!Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and talent with us!

Blessings and Hugs!

Suz said...

Adorable card. Beautiful post too. I really love the way you used the older stamp - it just shows how timeless they are and still be so cute and trendy.

jennifer mitten said...

This is adorable - the colors are so sweet!

Lillian Child said...

I'm actually old enough to remember penny candy (sigh). We used to turn in glass pop bottles and the pennies we got back would buy something sweet. Oh, the memories your little card brings back to me.

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

Awww...what a sweet card!! I love that fabulous banner!!

Katie said...

I LOVE polka dots and stripes together. I think you recreated the old fashioned candy store perfectly! Such a cute card! TFS, Katie

dclouser said...

This is a GREAT card! You always give so much inspiration on your blog!

Carol said...

So cute! I love the banners which are so trendy right now.

Lucy Newton said...

It really is a sweet card!!!

Lynne said...

THE banner is SO COOL! I love love love it!

symbelly said...

Beautiful card. I love the candy jars and the banner.
Beautiful colors too.
yummy.

Shannah said...

What a fabulous bright and cheerful card! You're doing great!
Hugs, Shannah

AMIT said...

Life is sweet is true but another truth is your card is sweetest.

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