Friday, July 8, 2011

Unity Friends With Flair {Jul 8th}

I didn't plan on blogging again this week but I do have a ton of publication rejects to share so I thought I'd pop in and share one of those with you today. Besides, I've missed far too many Friends With Flair Fridays. It's good to be back! This card is pretty old, meaning I made it three or four calls ago. I can't remember which one it was for but I still love this card. For whatever reason, they didn't like it so you get to see it! The sentiment is from Take Time To Laugh. I love that font! And the gorgeous border, which I inked twice to get the length, is from To The Moon & Back. It's one of my all-time favourite borders. I fussy cut along the top edge and added an Old Olive layer behind it, fussy cutting it once again before adhering it to the card base.

Have a great weekend!! Today, I booked a moving company for the Labour Day weekend and now we have to get the condo listed for sale. I hope it sells quickly so I don't lose too much crafting time to viewings. ;)

Sources: SU Naturals Ivory & Old Olive cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To The Moon & Back; SU Old Olive ink; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

41 comments:

Shauna K said...

that's totally one of my favorite kits :D and i LOVE how you backed the border with the olive!! looks fabulous! been missin ya around blog land!! good luck with the moving adventures- I pray it goes smoothly for ya'll!! :) *huggs*

Lindsey said...

I really like that sentiment font, too! (It reminds me of my handwriting around Grade 7. :P) The border looks awesome the way you've layered and double-cut it. Nice!

Julie E said...

I agree, the font is great. I like that color too and the layering of the border. Keep on sharing :>) And good luck selling!

Karen B. said...

Your cards are never rejects to me. This one is beautiful.

jennifer mitten said...

This card is totally gorgeous!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This card is really sweet!! Love the sentiment, really perfect. So happy for you...& hope the moving & condo sale will happen smoothly. Take care. {hugs}

Emily Keaton said...

Fabby card, Emily!! That *is* an awesome font--it's a great saying, too. Love the long shape of this lovely card!! Glad you are making progress on your move and more. :)

lotte chew said...

gorgeous card!!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card, best wishes for your move. :)

Gwen said...

Great to see your creation, I love this border, too. I haven't been in the craft room for ages....and the near future isn't looking good, either!

Brenda said...

Good luck with the sale of your condo Emily! Love your card, I have to admit that I also really love that border!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this sentiment, and nice to have a monochromatic card.

Meg said...

Wow, how could they not have wanted this gorgeousness?? I love how you bordered the border with Old Olive!

Erin said...

Glad you joined FWF this week! I remember when you encouraged me to participate so many months ago! This card is great and that font is also a fav or mine

Jennifer said...

Love the sentiment and olive color!!! PERFECT!! (=

Isha said...

Lovely card Emily. That green really pops out. TFS.

Heather said...

That's beautiful, I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to publish it! I can't believe you fussy cut that border, twice! It looks amazing :)

Vicky Hayes said...

It's extraordinary what they pass over but I guess you can't take it personally! I love the technique you've used - SO effective, and in my favourite green too!

donna mikasa said...

It's a winner to me! Love the color and the fussy cutting, too!

Jen W. said...

Amazing what gets rejected huh? This is awesome and, as always, you are the fussy cutting queen!

Fingers crossed for a quick sale! :)

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful stamp work!! I don't know how they couldn't have liked this, although they probably did, just maybe stiff competition or something? LOVE the olive cs behind the stamped imaged, I thought it was done with a pen!

Lynn said...

Love the layering of stamps and the clean line at the bottom Emily! I'm sharing a green reject today too!

BabyBokChoy said...

Good luck with moving and listing your condo for sale! Your card is beautiful, love your CAS!!!

Lisa said...

I am always amazed at the cards they end up rejecting! It's a winner in my book! I adore that border- such a pretty CAS card w/ a nice sentiment :)
Bet it feels good to book the moving co., doesn't it?!

lynn said...

goodness know what they are looking for--this is darling, emily! the border stamp is one of my favs:) good luck for your sale!

dahlhousedesigns said...

I LOVE this one... I am always stunned at what they pass up. Fantastic Em.

lisa a.

Sunghee said...

I LOVE this card! Love the olive layer. Beautiful!

Jen Carter said...

This is so prettY! I LOVE the border you cut! You have patience for sure to do all that! Love that you kept the top open and let your border & sentiment be the focus!

Jenny said...

It's a gorgeous card Emily..can't see why they didn't like it? The sentiment is so true and I love how you've cut round the border :)
Jenny x

Anne said...

It IS a great little card! I love that border too. I like the way you put the olive green layer behind it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

So pretty, Emily! Love the simplicity in it, you always really really know how to do that, make it look simple, without anything missing! So pretty! Love the green outline behind the stamped flowers, that's perfect! Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs, Wendy

sharon g said...

Simple and pretty. Nice!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Green is my fav color and I just looooove this card! You always make creations with that flower stamp that look AMAZING! LOVE:)

Jocelyn said...

LOVE!! The olive is so striking...it looks a little like money, which is always good :) I love that border. Congrats on the PC pub!!

olga said...

Amazing card! the border looks great and the sentiment is so optimistic! simply but wonderful!

kasia c. said...

Gorgeous! I love that green. I can imagine how long it took to fussy cut that border. :)

I hope your condo sells quickly! What an exciting time for you. Good luck with all the packing!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Emily, Pretty card, love olive one of my all time favourite colours, hope you're having a great weekend, hugs Gay xxx

Smita said...

Lovely card! Love all the fussy cutting :)

AnitaRex said...

So pretty! Great job with the fussy cutting!!! :>

Amy said...

Gosh this is soo pretty! I love the cutting and that sentiment is just too fun! Love it!

Karin said...

I love the monochromatic look and the cut border is a great stylish touch! Love your creativity as always :)