Friday, March 23, 2012

Take Two Week {Day 5} + Unity Friends With Flair {Mar 23rd}

Happy Friday!! Today is the conclusion of Take Two Week with Lisa Arana! It's been a very busy week for me creatively and personally so I'm really happy to have a chance to relax this weekend. In fact, I was so busy that I made all my projects the night before the posts went up. What, you say? That's completely insane! I know, that's why I'm relieved it's Friday. LOL So let's get to today's projects. Lisa and I chose to work with two images from the November 2011 Kit of the Month - Take Your Time. Only two of these stamps had seen ink previously which is why I really wanted to work with it.

My first card uses the clocks and I paired it up with one of several sentiments that work with it. I am always in need of thank you cards so it was logical that I chose this one. I love that Take Your Time is so great for girlfriends! Being the mother of a toddler, I don't get to spend as much time with my girlfriends as I used to and, when I do, it's a lot of effort on both our parts to get our schedules matched up. Cards like this tell my friends how much I appreciate them after we'd have our fun. I finally got some stamping markers and this was my first time using them. I don't know why I waited so long!

My second card uses the dress form and true friend sentiment. I used a black stamping marker to ink up one line at a time and stamp it on patterned paper. It took a lot of patience but I really like how it turned out and will definitely be trying this again. One other thing I did on this card was channel Lisa's ability to use faux stitching as the perfect finishing touch! I tried doing that here so you can be the judge. :)

I'd like to express a huge debt of gratitude to and admiration for both Lisa Arana and Angela Magnuson of Unity Stamp Company for making Take Two happen again this year! Don't forget, you have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th to leave comments on all the Take Two posts this week. The prizes are the five stamp sets featured this week and two of Lisa's fantastic watermarks. Lisa and I will announce all seven winners on both our blogs on Monday, March 26, 2012. Thank you so much for making this week a huge success!! Oh, and if you like the stamps we showcased, there's a big sale going on at Unity Stamp Company so you can head on over there right now and shop to your heart's content. ;)

Now head on over to Lisa's blog for her take on the clocks and dress form from Take Your Time!

Don't forget to play Friends With Flair today if you're creating with Unity!

Sources for Thanks: SU Natural White, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder & Tempting Turquoise cardstock; Unity Stamp Co. November 2011 Kit of the Month - Take Your Time; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango inks; SU Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight & Basic Black Stampin' Write markers; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; foam tape

Sources for A True Friend: SU Crumb Cake cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured black cardstock; My Mind's Eye Away We Go 6 x 6 paper pad; Unity Stamp Co. November 2011 Kit of the Month - Take Your Time; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Wild Honey & Broken China distress inks; SU Basic Black Stampin' Write marker; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Five; Uniball Signo broad white gel pen

50 comments:

Glenda J said...

Love great colours on the fabulous first CAS. The strips on the second one are awesome... great work.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous cards, love the CAS take on these great sentiments.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Two wonderful designs sweetie! I think these are great to have on hand.
Not sure what you mean by stamping markers? Is that like a Tombow or something
Wanted to thank you for all the inspiration, I really enjoyed.
I love my Unity stamps and I caught the sale

Cornelie said...

I really love those clocks!! What I don't like, that we can't buy it seperatly!!
But I like your card. It's beautiful!

Jay Gee said...

Fabulous cards Emily and I love how you did the sentiment on the second one. Can't believe you made all your cards the night before! Thanks so much for the Take 2 week, I have really enjoyed it :)

Helle said...

love both cards! great colors, cool design!

onecraftymama said...

Inquiring minds want to know...what markers didja get??
I love the multicoloured look of the clocks & that card base - love this sentiment, and it's really perfect. Love the way you did the sentiment 'flags' on the dress form card - time consuming but so gorgeous! And the faux stitching is just so. Did you know ahead of time that Lisa used it too? Made me smile to see black with white stitch elements on both your cards :)
Sad to see this week come to an end - you've been crazy busy but I loved every second! Enjoy putting your feet up after all the chaos :)

Lynn said...

I love how you created the sentiment on the second card...so fabulous.

Lisa Arana said...

A.MaZ.iNG! You are simply fabulous. Love your cards and you rocked this week big time! Thanks so much Emily. You are the BEST!

Kary said...

Ooo Emily, these are fabulous cards & what a great way to end the Take Two week. I absolutely love your first card - it's superb, and will make a great card for your girlfriend. Your 2nd card is gorgeous too, I love the way you split the sentiments - it adds so much interest to the card. Thanks for providing such wonderful inspiration this week. Have a good rest this weekend! {hugs}

Ashley H said...

Really like the stamping on the second card!!

veronica said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your dress form card! very CAS! looks terrific.

yyam said...

Wow! These are awesome! I love the bold colours on the first and the fabulous stamping on the second!

missstamper said...

Awesome cards again today! This has been a great week on both your blogs! I appreciate you taking the time to post everyday! It has been fun!

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Chris D. said...

Wow Emily, these two cards are AMAZING! What a fun week this has been! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous!!! LOVE the way you colored in the clocks on the first one! I might need to get me some of those!

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Jingle said...

These are both fabulous!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, both of these cards are wonderful! I really like the teeny bit of color blocking we get to see and the dress form card is awesome, I particularly like what you did with the sentiment!

Angel said...

absolutely love the 2nd card... the way you did the sentiment! :) great cards!

cassie said...

Wow- I love both of those!

Jen said...

These are both great! I love the dress form card!

NoraAnne said...

I love your cards Emily! Thanks for taking the time to do this, it's so much fun! I really love how you did the sentiment on the 2nd card and stamped the dress form in different colors. Really cool! Enjoy relaxing this weekend!

Casey said...

I love the bright colors! They really grab your attention! Great cards!!

Gwen said...

Two spectacular cards! Love how you've used the dress form and did the sentiment and your "time" card is stunning!

Jessica said...

Stunning creations again today. So sad to see that it ends today, but happy to be able to follow all your future fabby creations. Thanks for all the time you put into highlighting the best stamps out there...LOL! No really, I do THINK they are the best!!!
:O)
Jessica

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super gorgeous cards, Em! :)

btenn said...

Stunning cards and lots of inspiration throughout this week (and always : ))! It's hard to believe another year is done for this take two week. It's been awesome and will look forward to next year's ; )!

Beautiful job all week!

Crystal said...

Amazing cards, I love them both!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, these are both fabulous! I've loved seeing yours and Lisa's cards all week.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards are super fantastic!

lostinpaper said...

These are awesome Emily! ADORE that dress form!! Thanks heaps for the chance to win and for such a wonderfully inspirational week!

JPScraps said...

Fabulous cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

So happy you did this week of inspiration...love all your cards.

Jen W. said...

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome! Love the multi-coloured matting on the first one and the fabulous sentiment treatment on the second. And you rocked the faux stitching! :)

Ruby said...

Awesome cards.

Lindsey said...

Sorry to see this week come to an end! (You, maybe not so much, since it's been such a busy one. :P) I think the multicoloured matting on the clocks card is perfect, especially with the coordinating clocks. And the second card is just all-round brilliant! I really like the triple use of the dress form.

canadian_liner said...

Beautiful cards again. I like the distressy/antiquey look of both the images you used, and you definitely passed muster on the faux stitching. Enjoy your restful w/e!

donna mikasa said...

Love your cards, Emily! I especially love the sentiment strips on the dress form card, and your faux stitching is perfect!

Eva said...

Your cards are both fantastic.

Anita Kejriwal said...

I love these !! All of them are super cool!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful!

Karen L said...

Oh, I am so loving these cards! Really like the images stamped in different colors and I think I'm in love with those clocks!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, lovely! Especially for me that first one, with the multiple colors in the background! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

jennifer mitten said...

Emily, I totally love your cards! I don't think I have inked up any of those and I am a sucker for clocks and dress forms! Beautiful, as always....

Jen said...

Love the color blocks on the clock card. Gorgeous!

Angie said...

I love the bright colors!

Brenda said...

These are both gorgeous CAS designs Emily! Love those colours you used especially in the dressform card!

AnitaRex said...

Wow I can't believe that you made all those cards the nights before! It must have been a bit stressful! But way to rise to the occasion! Love what you did with these clocks! :> And so love the dress form, I like the sentiment!

Isha said...

Love both the cards. I like the clocks and the solid colors peeking behind the white panel. Your dress form look totally amazing. TFS

Cristina said...

LOVE how you did the sentiment on the separate strips. Stealing that idea asap.