Friday, February 4, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Feb 4th} + a Winner!

I missed last week's FWF blog hop so I'm happy to be hopping with you all today! Be sure to check out the Unity Blog later this morning for a full list of participants. Look for the FWF blinkie and leave a comment on that blog for a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps. My theme today is baby boys!

I had to make two baby boy cards, one for my sister and one for a friend. These use the same colours but in completely different styles. The animals are from my all-time favourite Unity Kit of the Month, July 2010's Happily Ever After. The sentiment repeated on the hills is also from the same set and the sun is from When I Am With You.

The journaling block that serves as a backdrop for this second card, as well as the sentiment, are from To the Moon & Back. I masked off the scripted 'memories' sentiment on the top line of the journaling block to accommodate a more appropriate sentiment for this occasion.

On Wednesday, I announced a little giveaway of two Unity stamps and Random.Org has drawn lucky number 15 who is Erin Thiem. Congratulations, Erin! Please email me at artsy_em at hotmail dot com with your mailing address and those beautiful stamps will be yours. If I don't hear from you by Sunday, February 6th at 11:59pm, then I will draw another winner.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Now hop along to the blog of Unity Artista Joslyn Nielson!

Sources for Happy New Baby: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; SU Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Wild Wasabi cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; SU Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango & Bashful Blue inks; Gutermann white thread; sewing machine; SU Bashful Blue 5/8" satin ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources: for Congratulations: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; SU Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue & Summer Sun inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Stampin' Dimensionals

46 comments:

Laurel said...

Cute cards, I really adore the second one!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Adorable, Emily! I have 3 baby showers coming up, so may have to CASE that second one! :)

Ujjwal said...

Such cute adorable cards, Emily!! I am gonna case one these for sure some day :D

Jennifer said...

Super ADORABLE!!! (=

Yvonne Russell said...

It's such a joy to visit your blog and see more of your gorgeous creations.

Evelin said...

gosh I love your cards!!! IT's so gorgeous! Love both of them! :)

Janna said...

super cool, love how you used dp as hills! Janna

lynn said...

oh, i love them both, emily! love the text on the hills and the masking on journaling block! congrats, erin!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is just so adorable, I love both looks, they looks so different and yet both are so cute!

Saskia said...

Lovely cards Emily!! Love them both! :)

Angela said...

Holy cats, I love these cards. You know I'm already a sucker for those little animals...and now that I have them, I have no reason to make baby cards! Well, not yet -- in a couple months, they'll finally get a workout.

Both cards rock -- love the stamped hills on the first one, and the stitched-and-stamped frame on the second is a genius idea!

Karen B. said...

Oh Emily. You've got me at that little line of animals. These cards are just absolutely adorable! So sweet and so much fun!

Karin said...

What can I say? Your usual amazing-ness! Darling animals and love the landscape :)

Erin said...
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Erin said...

My friend just had her baby BOY this morning what neat coincidence! Great cards Emily!!!
Oh you almost tricked with a winning Erin! LOL

Shauna K said...

love love love these!!! GREAT idea masking the sentiment and adding your own! Definitely gonna have to use that, because I like the stamp, but can't always use the sentiment! and the first card, with the "new baby grass" how FANTASTIC! love the colors and the stitching and the ribbon- just super cute :)

stampjourney said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the way you used the journaling box in the second card!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the styles of both cards. You opened up new ideas for using journaling blocks, girlfriend!
Have a nice weekend?.. *smile*

Erika said...

Too cute!! These are just Adorable, Emily!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Live the cards, do exited about my new stamps, thanks.

Bogner's said...

These are so adorable! I love the little sun on the first one with the scene. So cute!

Brenda said...

What beautiful cards Emily! Love the colours! And I adore the green stitching on your second card, it's amazing!

Patricia said...

Beautiful cards! I just signed up for the KOM club today but seeing those adorable stamps I am wishing I signed up a long time ago!

Paula said...

That first card with the grass and sky background, just awesome! So eye Catching, also LOVE the one with the stitching. But then again, the stamp set you used I am just in love with!

Anne said...

Great baby boy cards! I just love your style!

Angie Blom said...

totally awesome cards Emily.. I love the stitching on the first and love how you used to journal stamp on the other.. love it all.

Lindsey said...

I love the text on your hills -- and look at that big ribbon! The second card is simple and sweet. And both are cute, cute, cute!

Gwen said...

Emily, these are so adorable! Love those animals. I have to get a baby boy card made, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

sharon g said...

I like how you used different green papers for the hills.

Jingle said...

These are SO cute!!! I love them!

Katrina said...

so cute!!! reminds me of the John Lennon baby line!!!!! hugs, Katrina

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards--very creative!

Lori said...

These are too sweet! Love how you showcased the animal trio.

Roslyn said...

Such cute cards!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Love the sewing! Lovely accents!

NoraAnne said...

So cute:) I love baby cards and yours are just precious!

Meg said...

What adorable cards!! I love the rolling hills on the first one and the fabulous stitching on the second.

Julie E said...

Precious! Both are so wonderful - the scene on the first is just too cute, those stamped hills are so original and the simplicity of the second, what a great idea to use the journal block.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

This is sooo cute!! I've looked at this image so often, I like it so much, but have not used it yet, ha ha! But I've seen another very pretty card from you with this stamp and this one is such a cutie as well! Love it!

Hugs, Wendy

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card tfs!!!

Carolina said...

This is just beautifullll!!! Love the little scene you created here!

Monika Reeck said...

Too cutee Emily..love the color combo you used..and love the stitching on the 2nd card...sooo creative...hugs

Kary said...

Emily, I love your totally gorgeous cards!! Fab designs and so so cute. The stitching really adds something to the cards.
Take care.

Julie Hoffman said...

Total cuteness Emily! Love the scenes you created with those adorable little images!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way you avoid sentimentality in your children's cards. They are cute and very, very stylish.

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... these are adorable! love the fab designs! super card!