Thursday, March 24, 2011

Take Two & Growing in Unity {Thursday}

Welcome to Day Four of Take Two and Growing in Unity! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. So much excitement in one week is almost too much for me. LOL At least it's half over! Only half over, you say? But it's Thursday! Well, we've got a few surprises planned for tomorrow and not like the big snowstorm we had yesterday. ;) I hope the snow melts away quickly so the outdoors can start looking like my card!

Any guesses as to what set Lisa and I are featuring today? It's Bella Fiori! This set is actually half price right now for only $10 and even less if you're a Kit Club member. Of course, one of you is going to win this set but I think it's too great of a deal to pass up! Yesterday, I told you I rarely use patterned paper so I thought I would surprise you today. LOL I just couldn't resist using Bella BLVD paper to paper piece one of the flowers, cut out some clouds and put everything on a texty background. I can't live without this frame from With Love and I'll pretty much always use it like this, fussy cut and mounted with foam tape. I did angle it on purpose. ;) The sentiment is from Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style.

I hope you're loving Lisa's cards this week 'cause I sure am! She has such a great eye for colour and works magic with patterned paper. In fact, you should head over to her blog right now to see her take with Bella Fiori!

See you tomorrow for the big finale of Take Two and Growing in Unity!!

An Italian grammar lesson: For those of you who are interested, the phrase bella fiori is supposed to mean beautiful flowers but it's grammatically incorrect. In Italian, the phrase should read bei fiori (pronounced bay'-ee fee-or'-ee). {Hubby corrected me this morning. :)}

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Bella BLVD Bookin' on the Beach, Creamsicle Clouds, Love is in the Air, Magic in the Sky & Stardust paper coordinates; Unity+Bella BLVD Bella Fiori; Unity+Echo Park With Love; Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style; Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black inks; Stampin' Dimensionals

56 comments:

lynn said...

darling card, emily--you might want to try patterned papers more often, cause, this is darling:)

Saskia said...

Lovely card Emily!

Janna Werner said...

Hope you can pay my hospital bills when I get a heart attach because of your creations some day lol. love love love it! And thanks for the Ialian lesson,ciao ragazze!Janna :-)

StampinCathy said...

This is fabulous Emily! WOW! This take2 went by so fast. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

Emily,
This is fabulous! This week went very fast...love how you used the patterned paper!

Jen W. said...

This is so cute, Emily! Love the spring colours and how they really pop off the kraft background. The frame is fabulous - you are the fussy cutting queen! :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

You've used fabulous papers with this, Emily! It matches the happy-look of the stamps perfectly! Love the combination of the pastels with the kraft! And that frame is true beauty!! Saw that on that stamp set there is also a lovely tandem bicycle, maybe that's why you got it in the first place? ;-)
Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

You and paper-piecing=awesome! I'm not sure you can lay claim to rarely using it anymore...

Love the springy colors -- perfect for belle/a fiori!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card!! I really love that frame too and I love what you've done with it. It is so great popped up with the cute little scene inside!

Karen B. said...

Yay for using patterned paper! So subtle but so perfect.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Oh Em! Look at this fabulous little card. I love the darling little scene you created in the frame. So fantastic!

lisa a.

Brenda said...

I adore that frame! Gorgeous card Emily! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer Roach said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! you totally rock the kraft paper on all your cards-great stuff :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This card screams spring, Emily! Beautiful work and design! :)

Jessica said...

this is just FABULOUS!!! LOVE the sweet patterns, awesome stamps and the great frame you used, just a fun card!! :)

stampjourney said...

So super cute! I am always in awe of the way you used the frame! So inspiring and creative!

Shauna K said...

so fun!! i love how everything inside the border is bright and cheery and everything outside is neutral- so cool :D

Emily Keaton said...

Wowzers, Emily!! What an awesome card. I can see why you can't live without that awesome frame. It is absolutely fantastic!! Your paper-pieced flowers are just super. So cheery!! Can't wait to see the rest of your surprises. :)

btenn said...

What a cheerful and elegant card!

Thanks for this week - it's so exciting and your artwork is always so inspiring! :)

Bonita

Mandy said...

love it! that window is just too cute!!!

Karin said...

So charming! I love the bright colors and the paper piecing is whimsically wonderful :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Oh this is so pretty and delicate :) very very nice :)

Ravengirl said...

Wow, if I owned a frame stamp like that I would use it the same way! It's gorgeous and totally shows off today's stamps! Very cute!

Scrapcollectr said...

I'm going to have to resort to a thesaurus soon if I am going to continue to visit you daily because I'll need new words for beautiful, happy and cool! Hee hee. Love yor card as usual (till I pull out that thesaurus...)
*smile*

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the frame.

~amy~ said...

soooo lovin' this fun card emilyAA

Erin said...

You are so freakin' talented?!!! I love the layers and the colors. That frame is one of my favorites too... and I always cut it out.

mustavcoffee said...

Hello again Emily, This is beautiful, that frame is one of my favourites too but you always make it look so fresh and yummy:0)
Looks like you had some snow YAY! at last. Hope it goes quickly though, just too chilly:0) xxx

Gwen said...

Love the way you've used the frame! Looks like a great set and you made an awesome card from it!

Jennifer said...

LOVE your adorable card Emily!! The papers are perfect!!! (=

Denise said...

Love your card! The bright colors are so pretty with the kraft cardstock.
DeniseB

Rachel B said...

I love how you framed the little flower scene! Very cute.

Wendy said...

Emily, this is fantastic!!!! I love the frame!

Lynn said...

Adorable card! Love how you stamped on the patterned paper. I have to tell you I am having fun with the Warhol-inspired idea! Sorry to hear the week of awesome ideas is coming to an end!

Deborah said...

Wow.. does that frame pop, sure draws your eye right to the center.
I would not have thought of this and I really like it!

Sarah said...

That frame is one of my favorites and now you've given me a new way to use it!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg love the frame so cute and I love that set!!!!!

Rona said...

Love the frame with on this - too stinking cute!!

Stephanie said...

I simply adore this card! So cute & fun- love that Bella paper :)

Lynne in NI said...

oh what a lovely spring scene ... hope your snow doesn't hang about long and you get to see Spring soon yourself!

Carol said...

Absolutely adorable!
Enjoying this week with you!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsey said...

Hee, you got snow and I didn't! :P
I really love the sweet paper-pieced flower... and the rest of the card!

Meg said...

What a bright and happy card!!! I love all your paper piecing, especially those fun clouds.


Thanks for the grammar lesson. Wouldn't that be awkward if I went to Italy and was talking about Unity and I mentioned this set? ;)

marilyn said...

LOVE your card! It is beautiful.

Roslyn said...

Love how you did this with the frame. It is awesome!

Tejal said...

Love the fussy cut frame, the paper pieced flower! simply PRETTY!

Jan Larson said...

I've always loved the way you use this frame. The flowers and paper piecing are super sweet!

Jillisgram said...

This is a really cute card!

Beate said...

This is awesome! LOVE the colors, the layering and that frame! Simply beautiful!

Patricia said...

Gorgeous card! I love what you did with it!

Julie E said...

Oh what fun!!! I like this frame and all the colors.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOVE it! I love all the stamps you used! You are so amazing, Emily!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects this week. I need to come visit--can I take private lessons from you??? PLEASE?? LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Chan said...

I just love this card, Emily! :o) The cheery colours look fantastic against the kraft! Superb!

AnitaRex said...

Love it in the frame! So pretty and spring!

Sunghee said...

i don't believe it. I don't understand how you can make such a beautiful card with a the simple bella fiori stamps! Once again, you amaze me!

Alice Wertz said...

your fuzzy cutting is amazing! such a sweet and delightful card! fabulous!