Friday, July 22, 2011

Unity Friends With Flair {Jul 22nd}

Hello, crafty friends! I'm having a fabulous day and I hope you are, too. I'm just popping in to share a sweet and simple card using Just Be You. This was actually a publication reject from ages ago that I wanted to re-work or re-theme but never found the time. As you can see in the close-up photo, the ladybug is layered and the body is made with The Twinery's Charcoal baker's twine. Since the colours fit, I'm playing along in The Play Date Cafe Challenge #91 to use black and white with a splash of colour.

I received the July 2011 Kit of the Month, Better Together, today and chuckled when my son pointed at the bees, ran his fingers across the rubber and said, "Ooooh, bees! Why (are) they always stripey?" Then he pointed at the rocking chair and said, "Hey, dondolo!" I was tickled when he said that because 'la sedia a dondolo' is rocking chair in Italian. :D

And one more thing before I go. Thanks to Angela Hathikhanavala who just got back from CHA Chicago, I was delighted to found out that one of the two cards I had published in Stamp It! Cards, Volume 8 made the big board in the Paper Crafts Magazine booth! It's the one that appears on page 142 of that issue and it also uses Unity, of course. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury red, black & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity December 2010 Kit of the Month - Just Be You; SU Riding Hood Red ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal; Stampin' Dimensionals

46 comments:

Jen said...

Love your cas card! Too brilliant to make the bee out of twine. ;)

Brenda said...

Oh I love that Bee and how you did the body Emily! This is such a beautiful CAS card! That July set looks awesome! Have a great weekend!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This adorable love the twine!!!!

Lindsey said...

This was a reject? Really? How is that possible? It's adorable! LOVE the twine body. (It's a ladybug, isn't it?) Glad you're having a fabulous day! May the fabulousness continue! :)

jennifer mitten said...

Fabulous card! I can't see how such a perfect card could be rejected....

lynn said...

congrats on your card, emily! the bee twine is just of cute and clever! enjoy the weekend:)

Jenny said...

Ooo I've just had that mag arrive, will have a look tomorrow ( it's late here..commenting @ nearly midnight but then it's been a busy day)
Gorgeous bee Emily, love the bakers twine body :)
Jenny x

Marion said...

Very cute. Love your creative use of the twine.

Anne said...

Awesome idea to use twine as the Ladybug's body!

Julie Hoffman said...

Adorable ladybug card Emily! Congrats on making the big board at CHA - would be tons of fun to go there someday!

Angela said...

Twine bee?? Twine bee!!! Love it. The b/w/red combo is so classic, too.

Hey, my kit came today, too -- so cute! And now I have a nice little Unity wish list I'm keeping myself from indulging in...for now.

Glad you like the pic! I have a closer-up view too, but you lose the sense of...well, bigness! Susan said she hand-picked those cards, by the way! Way to go!

Shauna K said...

how exciting that your on the board!!! :D hehe

lovin this card- totally didn't even realize that the bee was twine! genius! you're so creative, Emily ;)

Thanks for the encouragement to sublicate... if you think I'm good enough, then maybe I should start trying more often :) *huggs* have a great weekend!!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Cute!

Jay Gee said...

I can't believe this was a reject, it is fabulous! CAS perfection :)

Erin said...

GOOO Emily!!! You're famous! :) Cute card, that twine body is beyond my creative juices!

Ruby said...

Cute card.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Emily! Love how you did the bee's body! :> Also so love that your card made the board!!! WHOOO HOOOO! YAY! So by the way are you teaching your son Italian?

dahlhousedesigns said...

you are the twine queen!!! so adorable.

lisa a.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Woo hoo for making the PC wall--that's awesome! :) Love the card. The twine body is so fab and I the thin strips along the side look REALLY awesome.

Jennifer said...

Love the C&S bee card!!! You are always so creative with your twine!!! Congrats on making the board at CHA!!! (=

kasia c. said...

Love those bees with hearts! Fabulous card Emily!

And congrats on making cover!
:)

Vicky Hayes said...

You are riding high Emily - the sentiment couldn't be more apt on your beautiful card! Love the twine as the body on your ladybird and all that lovely white space. Isn't it amazing how very young children pick up language so quickly?!

Janna Werner said...

Yay! You totally rock, Ems! Let´s see when you will be standing in one of those booth thingies and show us your own paper line! The card is also lovely ;) Hugs and rock on! Janna

Poppit said...

Love this. Love all the white space and the adorable ladybug xx

sparkles said...

A nice simple card, beautiful
Barbara

lotte chew said...

simple clean and beautiful

Lisa said...

Just the perfect touches of red from the heart paper with the b/w and that twine body is a totally fab idea! Reject-schmeject!! :)

E.T said...

too cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you used twine in the body, so clever!! And what a sweet story, kids crack me up sometimes.

Lynn said...

Way to go on being a cover girl! Lovely CAS card today!

sharon g said...

Congrats. And I can see why you were chosen.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOORAY! Congrats on the big board and the cover!!! I love that little ladybug! SUPER cute card--love your use of twine and just EVERYTHING you make! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

THANKS for joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Scrapcollectr said...

Ooooh, love the body of that ladybug! And the card is perfectly CAS.... Come make a comment on my blog because your son would like it if you won the mini album I'm giving away! (I'm such a tease, aren't I?) *smile*

Scrapcollectr said...

PS Yes! Congrats on being on the big board! CanI have your autograph? *smile*

donna mikasa said...

Love your CAS card--the bee's twine body is genius! And congrats on being featured on the board at CHA! Way to go!!

onecraftymama said...

SHUT UP! You are a twine virtuoso. Sheesh.
I can't believe this is a pub reject - it's so unique. Well. No accounting for taste sometimes, I guess.
Congrats on the big board at CHA - and gee, is your little man ever smart! I love all the stories you share about him <3

Roslyn said...

Love your card! You are always so creative with your use of twine!

Fiona said...

Emily this is a fabulous CAS card - the twine body is a terrific idea and I love the splash of colour on his wings as well.
Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Emily Keaton said...

This card is adorable, Emily! I love your color splash. And the way you used twine for the bug body was so clever!!

Lisa said...

Super sweet card...love the polka dot lady bug!!!

Julie E said...

CAS fun! Whooo hooo to being featured too :>)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Emily, I can't believe this was a reject! It is so CAS, so adorable. Your son sounds really smart with the foreign languages; you've both taught me something new today! LOL THanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe. OH, and congrats on having your card featured *again* for PC!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Can this be cuter? It's never a reject, it's just "better fit elsewhere!" :)

YOu won't believe it, but I have done it: stamped with Unity :)

Pauline said...

This is brilliant! Love the twine body for the bee, and a fab pop of red.

Jinny Newlin said...

So perfectly sweet and CAS! LOVE your splashes of red, and that twine body is genius! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh my word, this is so adorable! I love that bit of red and the way you used the twine is brilliant! Thank you so much for joining in on the color splash at The Play Date Cafe.