Friday, November 25, 2011

Friends With Flair Friday

It has been WAY too long since I have taken part in the Unity Friends With Flair Fridays! I really missed it. So, here I am!

I decided to combine the Unity Kit of the Month Challenge with my Friends with Flair post today. When I say the sketch for the challenge I knew I just HAD to do it.

Isn't it cute?!?!

Here is what I did:

I spent SO much time trying to get this card done! I had it all together and then ripped it apart because I didn't like the background paper that I had used. Then I decided to put some bling on the tag but the branch was not noticeable so I outlined it with a white pen. Then I decided it needed just a little something so I stamped Joy & Peace in black...but it kinda went off the tag a little. Oh well! No one likes perfect, right? ;)

For  this card I used two kit of the months, September 2011's kit gave me the Peace & Joy stamp as well as the round DEC 25th stamp. August 2011's kit gave me the starburst stamp (under the DEC 25th stamp) and the branch on the tag.

You can find these kit of the months on the Unity Stamp Co. website.

Hope you like my card! Have fun on the hop!

Love, Patricia

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Unity Challenge: Let It Snow!

I really enjoyed doing a card for the Unity Challenge this month. Their theme is "Let It Snow" and with all the snowy weather lately I thought that it would be an excellent time to take part! Now, I'm not the one to love at all. I love the fall and its cool weather and the trees changing color and Halloween coming and...well, you get the point! Winter and its 7+ month of snow and ice...well...I'm not much of a fan. I don't mind being cool but I don't like to be cold. But, I do have a wonderful DH who does not mind taking the kids out into the white stuff and a new craft room for me to play in this Winter. I can see it now...DH and the kids gone off sledding, me in my cozy craftroom making cards and scrapbook the day away. You know what?! I think I'm going to change my mind on this whole "not a fan of Winter" thing! I think it sounds pretty good now!! LOL!

Anyways, enough of me boring you to death about my love/hate relationship with Old Man Winter! On to the card!

To keep with the snow theme I embossed a piece of blue paper with a new snowflakes folder that I got receintly for my Big Shot. I love that machine! I distressed the edges of the embossed paper and the mat with my distress tool and inked the edges a bit. I added a little ribbon and then some red rubber goodness in the form of Unity and {ippity} stamps! The mittens came in a grab bag of stamps that I got from the Unity Stamp Co. website a while back...I'm not sure of the set it belongs too. The "warmest wishes" sentiment came from the {ippity} set "Season of Joy" which is the most PERFECT set for the holidays! 

I hope you liked my card! Thanks for stopping by!

Love, Patricia

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