Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Sweet Simple Things of Life

This one-layer card combines Unity's Toot Fruity Challenge and the All Things Unity Challenge #31 to use an uninked stamp. This apple from Take Time To Laugh is the only fruit stamp I have by Unity and I've never used it before. I paired it up with a sentiment from Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style. I rock 'n' rolled the apple in two red inks and the inked the leaf in two greens to keep it from looking too flat. I've been seeing a lot of fruit (mostly melons) in the blogosphere made with the scallop punch and I thought I would use it here as a bite out of the card itself, rather than the image. I'd never seen this done before but that's not to say it hasn't been done before because someone must've thought of this already, right? Anyway, I think it looks quite cute. It reminds me of snack time before my son's naps when we're both munching on apples and reading books. When he was younger, I used to cut up his apples into slices but when he saw me eating a whole one, he asked me why I ate mine that way. Ever since then, my son loves to eat apples whole even if he struggles with it. It really is one of the cutest thing to watch! :)

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style & October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; SU Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi & Garden Green inks; Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black inks; EK Success 1-3/4" scallop circle punch

28 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your CAS take on the Unity challenges and how perfect to have a bite out of it!

Jay Gee said...

Love this card Emily - the different coloured words in the sentiment and the 'bite'... so adroable.

Helle said...

love this one-layerd card, the color really pops! it makes me happy:)

Priscilla said...

Your card is beautiful. I always love seeing what you come up with. :)

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful CAS card, love that sentiment, it's so true!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, it's always nice to hear from you xx

Kary said...

Hi Emily! I think you are exceptionally good with CAS cards!! I love the "bite" mark - so cute. Great design!

Lynn said...

This is so sweet...adore all that white space, the apple and sentiment pop off the page!

Angela said...

Oh, yum. Love the apple, the bite, the multicolored sentiment. Fab!

Karen B. said...

Great one layered card, love that bite too!

Lisa said...

Talk about a beautiful CAS card- and one layer to boot! I love your unique sentiment and that apple as well- very cool card :)

lynn said...

very sweet-love the missing bite, emily! the sentiment is one of my favs:)

Rachel B said...

Very cute Emily! I have never seen a bite taken from a fruit card, but had seen it on a alligator card (and even cased it!). Love the rockin' technique. Fabulous card!

BabyBokChoy said...

I like sweet and simple, though I'm not sweet, lol.

Adorable card though!!! Love that apple and take that BIG bite, it's awesome!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cute idea to take the bite out of the card! Not half as cute as your son eating a whole apple though I bet!

Basement Stamper said...

very cute card and I love the bite out of the corner.

StampinCathy said...

This is so cute Emily! Love that apple and sentiment! Oh and love how you did the corner.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, gorgeous!! Love the simple design of this card and they way it's just perfect! Love, love, love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Janna Werner said...

Missing a worm looking out of the apple... :) But still a fantastic card... even without a worm :giggles:

Emily Keaton said...

This is super cute, Emily! I just love that bite out of the corner of your card. It must be delicious!

Lindsey said...

This is perfect! The apple looks delicious, and the chomp out of the corner is brilliant!

Jen W. said...

Love that bite mark, Emily! Such a perfect touch and I haven't seen it anywhere before either. Would be good on a cookie card too - it makes me think of Cookie Monster! LOL! Also love how you used the apple colours in the sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE it! LOVE LOVE LOVE the CAS feel--and the colors--and the bite mark:) LOOOOOOVE!!! Thanks SOOOOO much for playing along with All Things Unity and joining in the fun!!!

Jocelyn said...

This card is soooo stinkin' cute! I saw it earlier, and I've actually laughed about the chomp mark a couple of times today (the card has staying power!). Sweet post about your son--it sounds so cute.

Karin said...

CAS and totally creative! Love the corner chomp!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, Another gorgeous card, was that two apple stamps? It works really well if it was, love your clever CAS cards :0)
Your son's growing up so fast, I remember when he was a baby and my first cyber meeting with you was a picture of your desk (WOYWW) and his sweet face, time passes so quickly. Have fun, hugs :0) xxx

Lisa H. said...

your work always amazes me! LOVE THIS!

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! I love everything about it.

Sara Henton said...

WOW!! This is just too cute, I love the apple bite. And I'm so glad that you got to play with us this go round at All Things Unity!!