Friday, March 18, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Mar 18th}

Welcome to the March 18th edition of Friends With Flair! You will find the full list of participants on the Unity Blog later this morning and, if you find the FWF blinkie along the way, be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps.

I was super excited to ink up a new Suzi Blu called Party Love. I've wanted to use this crown and sentiment from Believe in Fairytales for the longest time so I decided to combine them all! The crown fits so nicely on her head, doesn't it? In making this card, I did two new things. I used my new Cutter Bee scissors and did a lot of paper piecing, probably the most I've ever done. Even her blue plaid eyeshadow is paper pieced! I just couldn't get over how smooth and easy it was to use good scissors. LOL Much like my new corner chomper, which I blogged about yesterday, I can't believe I didn't buy these sooner! I must be insane. ;) Since the image was so big, I had to make this card 3.75" x 7.5". I'm entering it in Unity's March Challenge: Fashion Forward. Will you be playing?

You only have two more weeks to get the March 2011 Kit of the Month - Just You at $26 plus shipping! On April 1st, it will cost you a whopping $45! There are some great deals going on right now at the Unity Store and, if you are a Kit Club member, you can use your discount code to get an additional 25% off sale items each month that you receive the Kit! {Note: Believe in Fairytales is currently on sale for only $18.50 at Eclectic Paperie!!!}

Thanks so much for hopping by today! My blog will likely be quiet over the weekend as I prepare for Take Two next week with Ippity design team member Lisa Arana! I am also the Growing In Unity Gal next week so I will have Ippity and/or Unity posts for you all week long! I hope you will stop by my blog, as well as Lisa's, beginning on Monday to see how we both use the same Unity and Ippity stamps! Does that sound like a lot of fun? We're so excited!! Plus, there might be a giveaway or two, or three, so don't be shy. We'd love to see you! :D

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury cardstock; Echo Park A Walk in the Park Collection; Unity+Suzi Blu Party Love; Unity November 2009 Store Kit - Believe in Fairytales; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Old Olive, Summer Sun & Tangerine Tango inks; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

46 comments:

Smita said...

Wonderful paper piecing. Love how neat it is! Now I'm adding this cutter bee to the next US list ;-)

kasia c. said...

Wow, Emily you have a very busy week ahead of you! I am excited for both the Take Two and your Growing in Unity. You work magic with those Unity stamps.
Speaking of which, this card is awesome. I can't get over all of the gorgeous paper-piecing. Even her stockings!

Have a fabulous weekend. :)

p.s. thanks so much for the encouragment and crossed fingers, it worked! :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, love this fab new Suzi stamp, it's gorgeous:) Your card is fab, love the paper piecing and the sentiment couldn't be more appropriate, love, love, love it!
Fantastic news about your new ventures, I'm looking forward to seeing all that you create, best of Luck, my dear friend:0) xxx

Laurel said...

This is just so cute!

Lynn said...

Wow!!! You're paper piecing is incredible especially the crown....love it!

Shauna K said...

gurl, you rocked the paper piecing!!! lovin it :D

Jennifer Roach said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I so *need* to get some Suzi Blu stamps :)

Cheryl said...

I love this card! The image and sentiment are perfect. Love the paper piecing.

Meg said...

Wow, Em! Those scissors were definitely worth it--such a fabulous paper piecing job! You also definitely fooled me-I thought the crown was part of the original stamp! Great card!

Sunghee said...

this is my favorite line from unity. LOve your paper piecing. Awesome job!

Jennifer said...

LOVE your card Emily!! The paper piecing is so cute!!! I've been wanting to get one of those girly stamps!!! (=

Angela said...

All righty, lady, time to cross "doesn't like patterned paper" off your list, don't you think? This card is amazing. Love, love, love the mix of patterns in all your piecing, and I'm glad it didn't give you hand cramps to get there! Happy new scissors.

Janna said...

I love Suzi Blue, she is gorgeous and so are her stamps. I am really amazed by your clean and joyful card, it is wonderful. And I am really curious about your unity/ippity posts next week. Hugs Janna

dahlhousedesigns said...

Awesome... you go with your paper piecing self!

lisa a.

Rona said...

so sweet!!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is beautiful - especially the crown and the sentiment round her feet. Love the paper-piecing - makes me want to play too!

BabyBokChoy said...

I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED that crown!!!!!!!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Your lovely lovely Suzi Blu girl reminds me that I haven't added to my collection lately! She is tres chic, girl! I will definitely be stopping by next week to see what you and Lisa come up with...
*smile*

Chan said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! :o) I absolutely LOVE her paper pieced dress, and that crown looks like it was made for her!

Lindsey said...

Look at the paper-piecing! Wow! This card is amazing, Em.

Carole Stirrat said...

So adorable, I love the sentiment!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG I adore this wow you did a great job with this stamp!!!

Erin said...

Your a paper piecing master! <3 it!!! Can't wait for next week ;)

sharon g said...

OH HOW I LOVE SUZI BLU, and I LOVE your card. You did a tremendous job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE how you pieced that Suzi Blu stamp! Just gorgeous, Em! :)

Anne said...

WOW!!! I am in awe of all your detailed paper piecing! The crown and sentiment work perfectly. Stupendous! Can't wait for next week...

Jay Gee said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous Emily! You did an amazing job with the paper piecing. I will be sure to drop by next week :)

Katrina said...

Emily...LOVE this card!!! and the crown is perfect for her!!!!! have fun next week!!! hugs, Katrina

Patricia said...

Gorgeous, Emily! Great job!

lynn said...

she's just darling! wonderful paper piecing, emily! sounds like a busy week ahead-i'll stop by:)

Julie Hoffman said...

Awww Emily she is beautiful! Love that image and her crown - fabulously cut out! The sentiment is PERFECT!!! Can't wait to see what you post next week!

Julie E said...

LOL!!! What fun!!!

Jen W. said...

I now pronounce you Paper Piecing Queen! Your crown will be delivered shortly... :)
Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

This Suzi Blu is one fine lady all paper pieced this way! You are entirely way too clever and artistic! Awesome job!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OK! I just can't take it---I have got to fly up there and take lessons from you! I JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE this card--so pretty! Great coloring--great idea--great card---SUPER FAB! I love your style, Emily! I just love love love visiting here! I am super excited for your week with Lisa--you two are amazing and will probably knock me out of my seat each day! LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! Thanks for always sharing such amazing creations and your talent!

Saskia said...

So beautiful!!!!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh,how CUTE!!!

Maria Levine said...

OMG I LOVE HER! I totally need to get some Suzi Blu stamps!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely fabulous, girl! wow! love the paper piecing and simple design. super card, Emily! LOVE!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, what a stylish card!!!

Karin said...

Awesome paper piecing and I'm so happy you love your scissors! I have NO idea how you did any cutting before you got them, THAT is the REAL miracle :) :) :)

Virginia L. said...

DARLING paper-piecing!! You let the image speak for itself! Just lovely, Emily!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Love this! So cute and that crown is DEFINITELY 'fashion forward!" So cute, Em!

NoraAnne said...

This is fabulous Emily! All that paper piecing is just WOW! Even the eyebrows, love it :)
Aren't Cutter Bee scissors amazing?!?!

wearestampers said...

Amazing job with all the paper piecing!! Great image too! :)
Pam

Tifany said...

This is so cute! Just barely got my Unity challenge post done at the last minute and had to come and saw your name on the list. I love both entries!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com