Friday, May 20, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {May 20th}

So yesterday, I claimed that I only had one Unity fruit stamp. That is true but I just had to figure out a way to make more fruit out of non-fruit stamps!!! This is where it paid off to have a catalog of all my Unity stamps. The instant I saw this border stamp from Dutch Mustard Soup that said 'thank you bunches', I wished I had a grape stamp. Then I saw the gumball machine and heart flower from Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style and an idea was born. I didn't have the perfect green or purple inks to match the grapes so I double-inked in two different shades so the sentiment would be a better match. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

If you have Unity or Ippity stamps and want to play along today, you have until midnight CST to link up to the Unity Blog HERE. I'm also linking this card up to Unity's Tooty Fruity Challenge as well as the All Things Unity Challenge #31 to use previously uninked stamps. I'd never used the gumball machine or heart flower stamps! I think the next time I use them will be in their originally intended formats. ;)

Thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity+Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard Soup & Unity March 2010 Kit of the Month - Favorite Things/Rockin' It Unity Style; SU Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Lavender Lace & Elegant Eggplant inks; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic markers; Stampin' Dimensionals

50 comments:

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Seriously you are amazing wow I would have never thought to do that!!!That is why I love your Creations!!!!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, how creative are you?! such a "grape" (great!) idea :D hehe

sharon g said...

Oh how cute! I love it. I have never noticed that stamp before....have to check it out....

sharon g said...

HA, I just re-read your posting. There IS no grape stamp. Nice job creating one!

SeattleStamper said...

Super sweet card Emily! Also congrats on your happy email today!

Jingle said...

I love this!!!

Jen said...

Totally creative solution to the problem at hand. LOVE how it turned out! :)

StampinCathy said...

This is so so cute! Thanks for playing with us.

BabyBokChoy said...

I am loving the fruity theme!!!

dclouser said...

What an adorable card! Love the CAS look of it and the colors you used.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wooooooow!!! But this one I luuuuuv even more!! What a perfect idea to combine those stamps to this grapes bunch! Oh, sometimes I think you are a true creative genius, my dear!!
Hugs, Wendy

onecraftymama said...

un.be.leee.va.ble.
This is what makes you such a wonderful artist - that ability to see things others can't. Amazing - and I love the double-colour sentiment. Totally works here :)

Crystal said...

How seriously crafty!!! What a great card as well!

Erin said...

UN-REAL Emily!!!! How in the world?! Your creativity astounds...Good Luck in the challenge!!!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, you are sooo clever and creative! Grapes from a gumball stamp? I love the dimension and the colors, too! You are amazing, woman!!

Angela said...

Ah, the innovation continues.... ;)

Great, grape job, Em!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Seriously? It's like Virginia's post about turning a snail into a flower, how do you crafty gals come up with these ideas?

Jay Gee said...

I just looked at the gumball stamp!! Would never have thought of turning it into grapes... you are amazing Emily :)

Janna Werner said...

Hahaha! YES! This is what crafting is about, LOVELY, Emily!

Linda said...

How yammy are these gooing looking grapes? they look yammy to me! lol

Jennifer said...

WOW!! How do you think of things like that!!! Gumballs as grapes? PERFECT!!! (= Great "fruity" card!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, you always amaze me with these great cards and ideas!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow that sentiment is the best! I love the layered grapes~

Lindsey said...

Holy moly, talk about brilliant! You'd never know that was not a grape stamp. Love this card!

Laurel said...

How sweet is this! love it!

Emily Keaton said...

How completely clever, Emily!! I really like how you used those stamps in unintended ways and ended up with a really cool card. You'd never know that's not what they were supposed to be!! Way to go. :)

Brenda said...

You know, when you're good, you're good! And that's you! Seriously clever Emily! (BTW - thank you for the lovely twine and gorgeous card!)

lynn said...

you are just so clever, emily! really sweet card! have a great weekend:)

Lynn said...

I love how you get so much use out of your stamps...another amazing card! I love this!

Jen W. said...

You, my dear, are brilliant! Love love love your gumball grapes! :) They have put a huge grin on my face. :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily! What an Awesome card!! I love the bunch of grapes!! So clever, dear girl ;) Have a wonderful weekend!!

Rachel B said...

You are just amazing! Those grapes are so cool, and to think they started out as gumballs!

Gwen said...

Way to go on the "grapes", Em!!! Love your CAS layout, so pretty!

Roslyn said...

Your creativity is astounding! Wow!

Carol said...

Quite simply, ADORABLE!

Carol B
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AnitaRex said...

I am in shock! I cannot believe that you actually made those grapes all by yourself from gumballs! Emily that is beyond creative! :> Love how you double inked them too! Love this CAS design!

beadz said...

How cute!

Pauline said...

Fabulous design Emily, I just love the sentiment and the colours you used.

Julia Aston said...

What a great CAS design Emily! love the layered grapes!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE you! LOVE this card--love the 3D feel for the grapes--love love love everything you make! I am serious--I need to visit you for some lessons. Please contact me so we can set up a schedule! I WANNA be like you:) Thanks SOOOOO much for playing along with All Things Unity and joining in the fun!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Love this awesome bunch of grapes! So clever how you made them! Super cute thank you card Emily!

Meg said...

STOP IT. Can you stop being so dang clever for just one moment?!? It makes it really hard to be friends with you. :)

I am in love with your gumball grapes, as well as the whole layout and stamps you used on this card. Fantastic job!

Vicky Hayes said...

How much more satisfying it is to make your own grapes! Another fab card Emily! Vx

Jocelyn said...

Okay, you are officially a genius! I totally thought the grapes were from a grape stamp. Crazy! I really like how you set the sentiment, too.

Karin said...

Those grapes are SOOOOO amazing! It looks amazing and way to go using what you have in your stash! Always one of my goals that is rarely achieved!

walchowDesign said...

It gives such a different effect with only partial paper pieced. Love the colors too!

mustavcoffee said...

I love this card Emily, it's perfectly CAS, pretty colours and so inventive! Perfect:0) xxx

Lisa H. said...

another beauty! loooove the single layer card.

Sara Henton said...

OK another SHUT UP card. Just love it. And once again takes for taking the time for playing with us at All Things Unity.

Jennine Chambers said...

beautiful card! love the laying of the grapes!