Friday, March 4, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Mar 4th}

My blog was a little quieter than usual this week because I lost my mojo but also because I really was trying to have a little more me time which didn't quite work out. I ended up not having the energy to do much of anything but I forced myself to play with some Unity for today's blog hop! I made this card using the presentation lady from Domestic Bliss and the frame from The Best is Yet To Be. The sentiment was pieced from To the Moon & Back and Take Time To Laugh.

I'm entering this card in the Play Date Cafe Challenge #71 which is to use black and white with a limited splash of colour, any colour. To get the lady's red lips, I inked the entire image in red and then used my Memento dew drop to blacken everything but the lips. I guess Stampin' Write Markers might come in handy, eh? :) The frame comes with bows which I embellished with charcoal baker's twine from The Twinery.

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Kate, who is also this week's Growing In Unity Gal!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Melody Ross Domestic Bliss; Unity February 2011 Kit of the Month - The Best is Yet To Be; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

40 comments:

Jen W. said...

This is so cute, Emily! I predict a PDC winner here. That retro lady rocks. Looks like I'll be shopping at Unity next! :)

Laurel said...

This is adorable!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, Emily, you did it again!! This assembly of Unity stamps is soooo perfect! How do you do that every time again? ;-) I really admire that! The little bows are so cute and it all fits together perfectly! And you mention no Mojo? hi hi. Well, do hope you'll find a way and the energy to have some you-time! We all need that sometimes!
Hugs, Wendy

Karin said...

Another rockin' card :) So clever to give her lipstick and the twine bows are a great embellishment!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Awesome card, Emily! Love the red, black and white! :)

Angela said...

Well dang, if this is what you do with no mojo, then we better stand back when it returns!
Very snazzy card, and a great stamp combo! Good luck on the challenge as well :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is great!!! The twine is a perfect touch to this too (of course!).

secret scrapbooker said...

LOve this :0) The little bows so cute and im hooked on twine...seems to be going on everything i make right now lol.
Kate x

Shauna K said...

how cute!! i think you still got your mojo, girl! ;) lovin how you used the domestic bliss lady to "show off" the framed sentiment hehe- cute!! :D

Ujjwal said...

i love that retro girl stamp. She is darn cute and Emily, I see your mojo pretty much in place :D. This card rocks :)

Erin said...

What a sassy card Emily!

Brenda said...

Sorry to hear that you feel like your mojo has gone astray, but that is impossible to tell from your beautiful card Emily! I just find sometimes it's not actually the mojo that has gone, but simply, we just need a break, do something else, just to break it up a little. I still think that you are wonderful and your work truly inspires me!

Julie said...

This is GORGEOUS Emily! That is one of my favorite sets! Love how you made her lips red! Awesome! :)

Martha said...

oh this is just to cute!!!
love it.

Lisa H. said...

okay, trying this again.....LOVe this Emily. very eye catching. and holding onto older stamping supplies is a good thing, you never know when they'll come in handy :)

Gwen said...

Great birthday card! Love how you inked her up and then reinked in black! I just learned the thumping technique last weekend and had never used a marker on a stamp before that! TFS

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So goegeous and I love your little twine bows such a nice touch!!!!!

Carolina said...

This could not be more darlin' - LOVE it!!!

Angie Blom said...

Oh I just love this Emily.. stunning card. and COngrats girl.. so happy for you. you deserve the best!!

lynn said...

this is so lovely, emily:) love the double inking and the twine bows!

Meg said...

Cute card, Em! I love the black with the punch of red..and those cute twine bows!

Sarah B. said...

What a fun card! It totally made me smile :)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Awesome job Emily!!! I love your little bows. You rock even when you think your mojo is off! :)

lisa a.

BabyBokChoy said...

Me thinketh that you are way way way way way prolific!

Julie Hoffman said...

I love this Emily! The red lipstick is my FAVORITE ties in perfectly with the red frame for the sentiment! CAS and elegant!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the sweet little twine bows:)

kasia c. said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I love that vintage lady & her lipstick. :)
I also love how u used that frame. I struggle with things like that in the Unity kits.
Have a great weekend.

Karen B. said...

This puts a big smile on my face.

Cheryl said...

I love the bold colors and design! I love the little twine bows.

Roslyn said...

I love the little borders with twine! And it is wonderful how you put stamps from different kits together!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Super cute Emily! LoVe her red lips!!

sharon g said...

Don't you love the retro lady?

Smita said...

I love your card!! Beautifully stamped lady :)

Fiona said...

Great card Emily! Love the red frame, and great idea to tie in the bakers twine this week! Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily - I love this card! It's really simple & sweet, and I love that it's only in black & white with a dash of red. I guess we all have one of those lack of mojo days but despite that you did a great job! Have a lovey weekend!!

Lindsey said...

Love this card!!! Too funny how you achieved your lipsticked lady. :P She is an awesome image. The whole card is ab fab!

Carisa said...

this is gorgeous! you seriously cannot go wrong with a splash of red!

Michele Gross said...

FAbulous!! I love the playful nature of the design! The cute little twine bows and the cool vintage chick is just divine! Thanks for splashing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' fun! LOVE the clean, CAS, Vintage look, especially those red lips! LOL! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Alice Wertz said...

so fun! love the baker's twine bows on the frame. super card, Emily!