Sunday, March 29, 2009

Unity Delivers!

How 'bout that blog hop yesterday?! Did y'all make the long trek to the end, getting your fill of eye candy along the way? I couldn't believe all the incredible projects that were shared...VERY inspiring! And thanks to all of you who stopped by and left such nice comments about my card. ;)

I forgot to post it here yesterday, but I noticed it on many of the other blogs in the hop.... Unity's got some great deals on some beautiful stamp sets, and if you're new to their products, then the deals are even sweeter! They even have a sneak peek of their April Kit of the Month on their site --super cute! And remember, today's your last chance to get in on those sweet deals, so don't forget to stop by and check it out! (No, I'm not affiliated with them in any way, other than being addicted to their stamps. lol)

Okay, so as I hinted yesterday, I have another Unity card to share with you today. This one took me on quite an adventure. It was my first time using Love in the Air --or more specifically, this adorable hot air balloon-- and I can't even tell you how many times this card morphed between when I started it {last weekend} and when I finished it {yesterday}. lol I started out trying to work it into Jen del Muro's SFYTT last week, but it just wasn't working for me. I love the sketch but I think without making it into a larger card, which I didn't want to do, it just wasn't gonna happen. I finally had to put it aside and just think about it for several days, then come at it again from a different perspective...without the sketch. I had already cut that little piece of patterned paper, and because I only have one 6x6 pad of the Marrakesh line (meaning only two itty bitty pieces of this beautiful Chai paper), I was bound and determined to fit it in somehow...can't have it go to waste, ya know! ;)

I think it would be fun to try to fit something like little flowers or packages overflowing from the balloon's basket, but it's a little late for that here. Oh, well. Maybe next time. ;)

The card isn't at all what I'd originally envisioned, but I'm actually pretty happy with the end result (except for the funky bow...I'll blame it on my ineptitude at working with single-sided ribbon). My hubby asked if it was a baby card (we don't know anyone who's having a baby...except for the recipient's brother and sister-in-law, but that's a whole 'nother story) --it's actually a birthday card for a dear friend in California, see.... ;)Well, you've been so patient with my long-windedness with my last few posts, so I think I'll spare you all the details and call it done and wish you a happy Sunday. If you have any questions about anything on the card, just ask....

As always, thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Garden Green, Blush (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Marrakech 6x6 pad "Chai" (BasicGrey); Stamps: Love in the Air (Unity Stamp Company); Ink: Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko), Heavenly Blue, Baby Pink (CTMH); Other: Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Loew-Cornell), VersaMark (Tsukineko), White Opaque embossing powder (Stampendous), heat tool, Blush polka dot grosgrain (CTMH), Double Scallop border punch, button punch (Martha Stewart), Cuttlebug, D'vine Swirl embossing folder (Provo Craft), button (Foof-a-La), embroidery floss (DMC), sandpaper, sewing machine, white thread, foam mounting tape, pop dots, glue dots

7 comments:

Jenn said...

such a sweet card

Jeanne said...

Christi, you always add such fun details to your cards...they are mini works of he{art}!

Hugs!

Barb said...

Very nice card! The papers are perfect with the hot air balloon. Your color choices are wonderful and I really like the D'vine Swirl you got goin' on in the background there. Beautiful!

Christi Snow said...

Oh my goodness, this card is gorgeous! I love the way that you put all the elements together...it's just perfect...yes, even the bow! And I love your details inside of the card! Wow! smiles...

Dee said...

This is a beautiful card - I love the scallop edges on the bottom. Sometimes our best cards are the ones that aren't planned :)

monica said...

sorry mama, but i thought it was a baby card too. super cute thou =] love you! xoxo

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful card!! It's so full of dimension and detail and fun. And the bow looks great! lol