Friday, August 5, 2011

Unity Friends With Flair {Aug 5th}

Hello, my gorgeous friends! My mojo's still on vacation, otherwise I would've made a new Unity card for you. I've been itching to play with some of my new stamps but, alas, no. Perhaps my mojo hides during periods of high stress which is certainly what this week was. More on that later! Today, I'm showing you my first CARDS publication. To keep things interesting, I created something new and never posted it so this is the first time you're seeing this card.

I used the big chandelier from Marah Johnson's Breathless and the chairs and sentiment from the September 2010 Kit of the Month, When I Am With You. The chandelier is so big that it takes centre stage on a 5" x 5" card. I love it! I cut out four of the chairs from the original image and rearranged them for this card which is in the Girls' Night Out section of the August 2011 issue of CARDS. I love seeing my card on its own page and this was the first time I had ever submitted to CARDS.

If you've made something with Unity or Ippity stamps, link it up to Friends With Flair on Fridays and you could win! If you comment on all the links, you'll have another chance to win. Do you love creating with Unity? Did you know that Unity has an incredible publication incentive program? Check it out HERE!

If I hadn't found out this morning that I won the Paper Smooches July SPARKS Challenge, I would consider this one of the worst days of my life. It was really not good. My son was not behaving at all today and, at the end of the day, he ended up with a cut and huge bump on his head. This afternoon, I had planned to start baking for my son's birthday party tomorrow and then we ended up getting two showings booked at the worst possible times: the first one ended my son's nap early and the second one was during what was supposed to be an early dinner before meeting our financial advisor at the bank to take care of some paperwork for the house. Gah! To top it off, we come back to find that people did not remove their shoes as per requested and, um, where's the common decency in people who open doors and drapes to have a peek and not close them back to their original positions?! Then after a really late tucking in of the child and being completely exhausted, I realized I missed my favourite summer show, Flashpoint, despite Lindsey reminding me and me having written a note to myself about setting the VCR! (Don't laugh, I like being retro and refuse to get rid of technology that works just to get new technology.) And there's no alcohol in the house!! Sigh. I find the older I get, the worse I am at handling stress. When I was younger, nothing would phase me. I sure hope this condo gets sold soon. I am so tempted to take it off the market 'til we're moved out!!

I hope tomorrow's birthday party goes off without a hitch. It's going to be a busy weekend for us. I hope you enjoy yours and I'll catch up with you all soon!

Sources: SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity+Marah Johnson Breathless; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Kiwi Kiss ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Basic Rhinestones

44 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You crack me up!!! Tomorrow will definitely be better and woo hooo on the cards publication.

Rachel said...

Congrats on that publication! It's a fantastic card!

And boo to your stressful day! I would also hate it if people didn't take off their shoes. I hope you have a fabulous time tomorrow with the party!

Laurel said...

Congrats on the pub, this is an amazing card!

Jocelyn Olson said...

First, seriously, seriously amazing card! It looks so good in the magazine, too. I love it! The colors you used are so elegant.

Second, congrats on the PS win! Woo hoo! You completely deserved it...that card was a hoot.

Third, sorry you're having such a crummy day (week!). People can be so nervy when it comes to viewing houses.

I hope Damian's BD party goes well tomorrow! *hugs*

lotte chew said...

Beautiful card~~

Kristie said...

Congratulations on being published in CARDS magazine!! Very cool card, love the big chandelier!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I can't believe you forgot to tape Flashpoint, TOO! We also had visitors earlier than we expected, so we totally gapped. :( Now we have one to watch when they rerun the season.
Congrats on the Smooches win! Boo to rude condo viewers! Hooray to this elegant, published card! And good luck with the specialty baking for the party tomorrow.

Ruby said...

Just beautiful. I love the combo of the chairs and chandlier.

marilyn said...

Glad at least ONE thing went well today. LOVE this card!

Beejay said...

Love this elegant card!

Eva said...

Your card is amazing, I love everything about it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card and congrats to ya Miss Emily!!! tfs!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

I'm so happy you won the PS stamps - both to cheer you up after your bad day, but also because you sooo deserve them - I've been expexting you to be their GD since they started their GD search! Also big congrats on your publication - just got that in the mail yesterday and have been "saving it" but first thinh I open it I'll look for your card!!
Have a much better day today! Love, Karin

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Just realized how late the magazine got here since you could show the card on your blog "already". - that's international shipping for you )-:
K

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oh man, you have had a rough day! I hope tomorrow is a sweet one for your son's birthday! Super cute card, fabulous idea and color combo!

lisa a.

btenn said...

Gorgeous card and congratulations on the publication! Here's hoping your weekend is awesome!

Jennifer said...

Selling a house is not a fun process especially with a little one!!! )=
Hope you enjoy your weekened!!! Congrats on the publication!!! (=

Julie Hoffman said...

This chandelier card is Gorgeous! Love the BLING and the awesome shape! Have a fabulous weekend! It will get better :)

AnitaRex said...

Oh such a lovely card! I really like how you did the chairs! So cool! :> I am so sorry that today was such a bad day. And that he got hurt before his birthday! :> Hope his day is special and that his party is great! Have a fun weekend!

E.T. said...

I am glad you survived the day though! Love the card sweetie. The chandelier looks amazing.

Kary said...

Hi Emily! Double Congrats... on the win and publication!! So happy for you!! Your cards are always gorgeous and this one is no exception. Tomorrow will be much better. Enjoy the birthday party, and give Damian a big hug!!

Joy said...

Big congrats on your publication, I can see why you get published, you are amazing with creating cards, I love how your mind works...hoping that the next day is a better one for you..hugs!

Julie E said...

Congrats on the card in CARDS :>)
As for all the rest, breathe in, breathe out :>) In the end, it is all worth it!!! I hope your son has a wonderful Birthday party.
Oooo, plus congrats on winning the Sparks challenge - what a great prize and you completely deserved it with your super duper cute and creative card!

Karen B. said...

Congrats on the publication, and being the challenge winner! Your card is amazing. I hope you have a better day today!

jennifer mitten said...

This card is so fabulous! That does sound like some stress. I wouldn't want people tromping through my house while I lived there...

Gwen said...

Oh, Emily, what a great card and congrats on being published in CARDS!! Hope today is going MUCH better!

Annette said...

cool...congrats on being published in the magazine. Your cards are amazing and fun. Thanks for sharing with us all..

Meg said...

Beautiful card, and you're right, it looks gorgeous on the full page!

Sorry to hear you had such a sucky day yesterday. When Mr Corgi was selling his house, someone brought two little kids who then proceeded to break one of his airplane models! They all went into the packing boxes after that. What is with people?

Hope the birthday party goes off without a hitch today!

Roslyn said...

your card is gorgeous. Having moved many times in the past (the last being just a year ago) I totally understand the stress involved in selling...Hope you get a buyer soon so that part is done.

Isha said...

Congrats on your pub and winning. So very well deserved.Love your card...would so love to see the magazine. I am loving Unity stamps cos of your creations...need to buy some soon:))

sharon g said...

I was expecting so much worse when you said it was the worst day of your life. I don't want to play one-upsmanship, but trust me life can be a whole lot worse. Consider yourself blessed that this was a horrible day for you...That being said, your card is really wonderful, and I hope that the party is really fun!!!!!!!!

lynn said...

congrats on your pub, emily--its fab:)

donna mikasa said...

Yay for being pubbed (I'm sure it will happen many times over!) and double yay for your win at Paper Smooches! Hope the birthday party will be fun, too! Just remember to breathe.....!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop on your Paper Smooches win! "Bout time they gave you some recognition... ;)
Sorry you had such a crap day. I can't believe what a nightmare time you've had with your showings. :( All fingers and toes are crossed for an immediate sale!! Hope the little guy's head is better and that the party today was smooth sailing. Give a big hug to the birthday boy from and (and one for you too!)

Kelly Massman said...

Congrats on your card getting published!!! Woot!

Jen said...

Well I certainly hope your weekend and the party are fantastic! And what a fabulous surprise to find out about the Paper Smooches win too Emily! You are very talented and I loooooooooooove that chandelier card...congrats on that being published...woohoo!!!

Jenny said...

Love your card Emily, perfect as a party invite. Many congrats on your PS win...the monster card was and is so cute :)
Sorry you had a bad day...things can only get better!
Jenny x

*Alison* said...

this is beautiful.. :) congrats on the publication.. that ROCKS.. hugs

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! That card is SUPER clever--LOVE LOVE LOVE the green and the entire design! I am so excited for you and this publication! You are SUPER amazing--and all your cards need to be published EVERY month! LOVE LOVE LOVE them:)

Angela said...

You already know I love this card. So perfect.

Hope your weekend was better than your Friday! Can't wait to hear all about the par-tay!

Lorraine said...

Yeesh, I missed this post. Congrats on the publishing and win! I am not the least bit surprised! Your creations are always beautiful & appealing. Hope your days are getting better. Fingers cross you sell your place soon!

Pauline said...

Oh, people are rude!! Yes, they should remove their shoes, how very annoying for you! Hope your son is feeling better after his little bump, my daughter did the same in the garden yesterday - I opened the dining room window, she was playing basket ball, it rolled under the window, she went to retrieve it and yes, cracked her head as she stood up. To say I felt guilty is an understatement! But she's fine now.
And I always keep some spare wine in the garage for days like this! xx

BabyBokChoy said...

Congrats on your pub and I'm off to check out the Unity publication thingy and I have something to link now :)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Saw your card on CreaTV....congrats!!