Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Growing in Unity...Life is Full of Beauty!



Well if you are still coming back to follow me this week for my time for Growing in Unity then I thank you!!  I have had such a great time inking up some of my otherwise neglected Unity stamps.  As things settle down in life just a bit more I am hoping to get back to the daily challenges I used to do and also to playing more regularly with my Unity (and Ippity) stamps!!


My card for today was made for two challenges going on at SCS!!  The first one was yesterday's Color Challenge (CC272) given by Betty Wright.  We were to use Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Kraft for our creations.


The second challenge is from this week's Unity Addicts Challenge which has recently been reactivated for us to play along with.  Maria has been so wonderful in keeping these coming and I hope that you will play along with us!!  This week's challenge (UAC2) is to incorporate STAPLES on our projects!!


And here's my card...


I love how this came out!!  The red and blue with the Kraft looks great!!  I love the way everything pops off the Kraft!!  The Unity stamps used here are from the Moments in Bloom and Naturally You May Stampin Store Kit!  I LOVE this kit.  But remember that they are only available from a Retail store so you can CLICK HERE to find a store near you, or an online store!



 I used SU inks to stamp with... Real Red, Taken with Teal and Blue Bayou.  The DP is from Kaiser Kraft.  It worked for the color challenge because I don't have Bermuda Bay and it was a nearly perfect match.  

Did you see the amazing crinkle ribbon I have on my card?  My fabulous friend and Ippity partner in crime, Eva,  sent me a sweet care package that contained a sampling of the crinkle ribbon she recently made!  They are amazing. Love you Eva!! Thank you sooooo much!! Check out her blog post HERE about how she made it!!




For the Unity Addicts Challenge I used some red staples that I had in my stash.  I thought they added a nice element to the card!  If you can notice the slight shimmer on the red flower... it's because I added some Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the outer edges of the stamped image!  It adds a nice sparkle!!

No matter what is going on in your life, be sure to take the time to notice all the beauty around you. It is everpresent and presents itself in so many ways!  The gorgeous flowers, the beautiful sunsets, the adorable children of yours... remember that life is full of beauty!!  Enjoy it and rejoice!!


43 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I love this and the colors are great!!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful. I just love the color combo with the kraft. Great way to use the staples too. Thanks for sharing more of your UNITY MOJO!

Jennine Chambers said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you paired those 2 stamps together.

Angie Blom said...

Stunning Card Kelly, I just ordered this kit on line.. I hope it comes soon.. I just love it!!

Thanh Vo said...

Whoah, Kelly! What a STUNNING card. You’re absolutely right about the red and blue popping off.

Eva said...

Kelly, this is just gorgeous!!!!!!! And I LOVE how you incorporated the ribbon in, too...hehehe..

Jen said...

Wow, beautiful card and that color combo is fabulous Kelly! Love your crinkle ribbon and papers and flower and...everything!

Gwen said...

Love this card and the way you added those staples! Cute little x's! The colors are just fabulous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Just LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that grid stamp:) I also love this card! I love those staples and the colors:) Super fab! You are rocking the GIU week:) TFS!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Love this card Kelly... as well as all your other ones and pages... I was browsing for a while and everything is lovely... HUGS...SK :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

GORGEOUS! I just got this set and I am itching to use that ledger! Beautiful!

Scrapenabler said...

Nice card, love that crinkle ribbon.

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, what a beauty! I love the flower overstamped on that grid!

michib2006 said...

you use such beautiful colour combinations. I love how subtle the stamps are while still taking centre stage.

NoraAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I love the color combo and that crinkle ribbon is so pretty!

JPScraps said...

Love this card. The colors are fantastic. I do have a question though....How did you get the staples on the left?

Diane S. said...

What a great card!! I love your combinations-always get inspired by you!!

Lacey said...

beautiful card - I adore this color combo!!

Jules! said...

You make beautiful cards!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

SO pretty....love the ledger background with the pop of color with the flower on top!!!

Tracy said...

Ohh - Love the color combo you used - LOVE the May SKOM! Great way to use the stamps! TFS!

My Angel said...

Beautiful Card!! Love the color combo!! TFS your creations this week!!

Debbi said...

Such a cute, cute card

Cassi said...

i LOVE your crinkle ribbon and use of this month's store kit. i'd love to have that circular ledger stamp, gah!

Carisa said...

wow, that is truly beautiful!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Gorgeous card. Luv the colours here.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! I may have to try some of that crinkle ribbon

Mary Friederichsen said...

How pretty Kelly!

Love the colors and the embellishments!

Thank you for sharing!

Suz said...

that's a great card. I love all the details & that ribbon!

Eryn Hagen said...

oh WOW, this is GOREGOUS. Those colors are so striking together...simply PERFECT!

jennifer mitten said...

Gorgeous - the colors just pop!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is FABULOUS Kelly! I love the flower over that grid background and the colors are my fave!

Lillian Child said...

Friends that send you ribbon - oh my - they don't get any better than that!! LOVELY card, Kelly. I've just recently started using kraft paper and I agree that colors just POP off this paper!

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

Fabulous card, Kelly!! Love the colors and the yummy ribbon!!

Katie said...

What a great color combo! I love that background stamp! Must get that one. Thanks for all the great inspiration! Katie

dclouser said...

Love your use of embellishments! The crinkle paper is amazing.

Carol said...

Fabulous card! Love everything about it!

Lucy Newton said...

What an awesome combination of colors!!

lynn said...

love this! love the stamps, colors, eva's ribbon and those cute stitches:)

Lynne said...

Cute card!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Great card! Lovin' the seam binding bow! :)

Shannah said...

Beautiful card Kelly! Thanks for the reminder to notice the beauty around us!
Shannah

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Wonderful card made.

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