Friday, June 3, 2011

Unity FWF Blog Hop {Jun 3rd}

I wanted to start off by saying thank you for all your kind words in my last post. It means a lot to me that you all care so much about my well-being! I know I said I wasn't going to post again any time soon but it's Friends With Flair Friday and I did make this card almost three months ago for the 2011 Stamping Royalty Card Contest. By now, one lucky hero at Operation Write Home probably has this card with words from his or her loved one and I hope it brings smiles! A couple of months ago, you may or may not have noticed this card lying on the bottom left corner of this judging table. There were a lot of entries but I'm happy this card made it that far which looked to be the top 120 or so! :)

This card may look complicated but it was easy to make. The cloud background is from Take Time To Laugh, the fussy cut watering can and hearts are from Picture Perfect and the sentiment is from Fly Free. The rainbow of water was made by knotting a selection of The Twinery's baker's twine which was glued down on the card. It's easiest to determine the placement of each element before gluing them down.

Did you know Unity is having a HUGE sale?! I placed an order yesterday and I can't wait to receive my new stamps! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your weekend is sunny and fun!

Please join The Twinery and PSA Essentials starting Monday, June 6th as we kick off an entire week of blog hopping fun with prizes, discounts and more!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white, black & ocean mist cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh, November 2010 Kit of the Month - Picture Perfect, June 2010 Kit of the Month - Fly Free; SU Basic Gray & Cherry Cobbler inks; Versamark Watermark ink; The Twinery's baker's twine in Maraschino, Mandarin, Lemondrop, Peapod, Caribbean, Lilac; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

65 comments:

Noelle Reese said...

I adore this card! What a fantastic idea!!

Kate said...

This is so Cool Emily :0)
Love it.
Kate xx

Anni said...

Great use of the twine! Such a cool card!

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous design! Love how you used the twine!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the twine rainbow :) Perfect for a cold and gray day over here.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Gorgeous Em, I love how you always add twine in such a unique way.

Lisa a.

Lisa H. said...

shut the front door!!! I'm in love!

Lynn said...

Love the water spout! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...and that the Unity package arrives before the strike!

Houses Built of Cards said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the twine on here!!! ADORABLE!!!

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Jay Gee said...

How did this card not win! It is adorable and unique and totally creative... love it :)

Anne said...

This is a sensational card, Emily!! I just love the "water." Sorry to hear you had a health scare. Take care of yourself....sometimes that is the hardest thing to slow down and do!

Lorraine said...

This is a cool card - love the clean design and the use of the twine!

jennifer mitten said...

I love love love this card!

Carol said...

Beautiful project, I love the colors!

Carol B
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Brenda said...

Hi Emily! As long as you are relaxing somewhere in between for long enough periods you are allowed to post! Love this beautifully creative card! Love the use of twine!

Laurel said...

OMG this is adorable!

sharon g said...

Oh how adorable! I love how you used the twine.

Beejay said...

Such a great card! Love the use of Baker's twine! Such a great design!

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely adorable, Emily! I love how you used twine as the water sprinkling from the watering can. That's so clever!!! What a great FWF card for today. :)

Annette said...

awesome idea...love how you used the twine

Alice Wertz said...

you are a genius, girl! this is absolutely fabulous! love love how you used the twines. amazing!

AnitaRex said...

Emily this is the cutest! I love the rainbow "water" coming from the can! So clever! Sorry it didn't make it for stamping royalty! They sure missed out! Will catch up on the rest of your posts after I put the kiddies to bed!

Shauna K said...

SO cute!!! you're so creative, Emily :D hehe, I placed an order yesterday too- can never have too much Unity ;)

Julie Hoffman said...

I absolutely LOVE your rainbow water coming from the watering can! This card is so creative! Love the blue sky and the beautiful design. I'm sure the recipient treasures this!

SeattleStamper said...

You're telling me this DIDN'T win?! It's A-MA-ZING!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This card is Gorgeous!! And for a good cause. Love the twines - what a brilliant idea! Yupe, fabulous design, my dear friend!! Have a lovely weekend...hugs, Kary

Kelly R said...

What a cute card! I like the twine idea. Nice! Also, thanks for letting me know about my card challenge win at Papercrafts Mag. I totally forgot I entered the contest. But I was so excited to see I was one of the winners. Have a good day.

Meg said...

Aw, this is so sweet! Love the twine "water." And I bet someone overseas was so excited to send this home!

NoraAnne said...

This is just TOO cool :) i love the twine pouring out, so creative! and even better knowing that someone is enjoying it filled with words from a loved one!

Shelley said...

Lovely card! Love the twine raindbow pouring from the water can!

Scrapcollectr said...

You and I must be on the same wavelength because I'd never noticed these hearts before and came across them today when I needed hearts for my FWF. Funny, huh? Love your card and how you combined all the different stamps!
*smile*

Jennifer said...

FABULOUS card Emily!!! LOVE the rainbow twine!!! (= I know for certain it made someone smile!! (=

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, that is so super clever with the yummy twine, gotta love it!

Jen Carter said...

This is such a fun card!! I love the creativity of it!! Great use of the twine!

Heather said...

So gorgeous, love the rainbow twine. Brought a smile to my face so is most definitely going to bring a smile to the recipient :)

Evelin said...

I love this card! It's gorgeous, Emily!:)

donna mikasa said...

This card is simply charming! Love the sprinkling of colored twine--such a clever, creative idea! Enjoy your weekend!

Ujjwal said...

love the water coming out of the can. So clever and unique :)

~amy~ said...

absolutely wonderfully creative!

lotte chew said...

FAB card :D love your style!

Erin said...

I ordered from the Unity sale too (big surprise!) oh and thanks for the tip on the Gina K cardstock! I love hearing your secrets :)

This card is perfect in everyway! It gave me an idea to use that darn cloud stamp...thx

Jen W. said...

This. Is. Brilliant! Can't believe it didn't win. No accounting for taste...
And darn you for pointing out that Unity sale!!! :)

lynn said...

your use of the twine is so creative and clever, emily!! it makes this card adorably cute:)

Jen said...

Love this card! The twine is simply fab!

Janna Werner said...

Oh yes! Love love love it, the twine is so fun, gorgeous idea!

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

onecraftymama said...

Love, love this card. I cannot BELIEVE it wasn't one of the winners - it's really striking & unique! (And my son Connor wants to know how to make the water rainbow "for real life." lol
I can't figure out how to reply to comments on my blog (boo) but realized from your comment that I wasn't very clear. High cholesterol doesn't cause muscle damage (that I know of!) but the statins used to treat it can (Crester, Lipitor, etc). It's relatively rare, but probably the most common serious side effect. Funny how much better I feel, after not taking it for only 1.5 weeks...makes me wonder what I've been doing to my body the last 5 years with it. Ew.

Virginia L. said...

Brilliant design! Love love it!

Isha said...

Super creative. Love it.

Laurie said...

Emily your cards always make me smile! I love this design and the twine "water" is such a fun idea!

Wendy ten Hove said...

I love it, Emily!!!! It's so colorful! The twine there is perfect! And so is the placing of all the elements, love, love, love it! Did I tell you I love it? hi hi! Do hope you are feeling better now, hope you were able to enjoy and finish your book? We all need some time for ourselves, so don't feel obliged to visit and leave comments, just when you feel like it, taking care of YOU is more important!!! All the best & a big hug from Holland!
Wendy

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Oh, I just love this! You are so clever to use the rainbow twine as the "sprinkles" coming from you watering can. Love this, Em! :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily this is over the top inspiring wow!

Pauline said...

I love this gorgeous card! I love the twine water and the growing hearts, a lovely little twist in such a fun card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, It's totally wonderful, I love the twine water falling out of the spout, magic. You're just so inventive, clever girl, Hugs, Gay :0) xxx

Inkerbelle said...

Fantastic card, Emily!! Love, love, love the use of twine here.

BabyBokChoy said...

WHAT a stunner, so brilliant the way you used the baker's twine, absolutely amazing!

Vicky Hayes said...

Twine for the water? Oh Emily it's brilliant! Vx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful design with the watering can and love how you used the twine as the waterflow, Emily!

Lindsey said...

Now I want my watering can to shower rainbows! :D It would make for some beautiful flowers, I'm sure. Almost as beautiful as this card.

Helle said...

what a great colorful card! LOVE the twine!

Jocelyn said...

First off, this card is SUPER cool! I love it!! That's awesome that it made it so far into the stamping royalty contest (I can see why!).

I'm glad you're doing okay!

I'm also glad that you treated yourself to some Unity stamps. I saw the sale and thought of you ;)

JulieHRR said...

BRILLIANT!!! Just had to comment on what a clever idea this design is! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, too! :)

Sunghee said...

STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are killing me with all your awesome twine creations! Hehe! Again, you are a creative genius!

Vanessa Middleton said...

That is SO funny!!!!! I actually posted a comment on that picture on Facebook mentioning THIS very card. It jumped off the table to me. LOVE it, totally cute and was very surprised to see it HERE on your blog. :) Never thought I'd see it again. haha