Friday, July 20, 2012

It's Friday! Woo Hoo!

     I have gotten to look forward to Friday so very much this last year.  This is for many reasons, and one of those is the Friends with Flair posting over on the Unity Blog.  I attended a stamp show locally, last weekend.  It was such a good show, and I was able to score some new play toys. So in my playing this week, I incorporated my Unity stamps.  Here are a couple that I created.


     My first card came from a Crafters Workshop 6x6 stencil I bought, along with the new Spring and Summer Disterss Inks.  I just could not waste that fun background, so I pulled out my grab bag of won Unity stamps, found an amazing sentiment and these adorable butterflies, and went to town!  All I did was add some gingham ribbon, MM flowers, and a gem brad.


     Card two came about because I finally broke down and purchased a flower making tool kit.  I have had the punches, just not all of the tools.  I found another great Unity sentiment, punched a strip with an MS punch, and stamped it in two shades of purple.  My friend came for a visit and brought her small Fanciful Flourish die for me to try out.  (thanks Carol)  Just had to add one of those!  Gems, button, and twine, along with some teeny tiny Prima flowers, and a card was born.

     For those that don't know me, I am a real paper hoarder.  This even goes for my scraps.  I had a scrap bucket with so much paper, that it might have been more than one person has for all of their personal use.  We won't even go into full sheets.  Well I sat and almost eliminated my scraps.  All of my 12x12 sheet have been cut into quads which now fit on my desk top in a shoe box. Maybe I will use them up?  That is my hope.

     Okay, so what do you say about clicking on the Unity Blog link, and going over to check out all the fantastic creations the linkers have hooked up for us?  I am never disappointed when I complete that linky list!  Have an awesome weekend.

27 comments:

Linda said...

Wow I love these card they are so neat! And the butterflies are awsome.

Emily H said...

These are both adorable!! I love the colors used on the first one! So fun!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Beautiful stuff here, loving those butterflies always a favorite of mine :) The flower on the second with the paper and color is so pretty, love the combo. Have an awesome.

Scrapper Myra said...

OH... love specially the first one. NIce cards. TFS

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
These cards are adorable! I love,love that first one with the great graphic detail. Does the kit really make that much of a difference?
PS the way you compose your blog makes me feel like you are really having fun!

Karen said...

your cards are very beautiful. i love the butterflies, stars, and clors! The next card is just as beautiful with those gorgeous flowes! looks like you had fun with the new tool kit!

Ruby said...

Very pretty cards.

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are both so Pur-dee! love that stencil and then your flowers!!! i look forward to seeing your Friday posts with Unity! they should have you on their DT!
enjoy the rain - lets hope we don't lose power (-:

Carol L said...

Oh wow, that background you created is just fabulous!!!! LOVE the bright colors and butterflies! Card 2 is so pretty too, and I love how you used those flourishes! So pretty!

BloomingPink said...

I love both of these...so wonderful!

by belle said...

Lovely cards!! I love the butterflies!

JPScraps said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Mary said...

Love both your cards! WOW!!!

Sue W said...

Great cards MaryAnne! Love how you worked with your stencil and the flowers on your second card make for a really beautiful card.........Watch out Olga!!!!

Eva said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the flowers you made, they are stunning.

Julie Odil said...

Such creative cards. I, too, love FWF!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I hear you on the paper hoarding. Good for you for de-stashing! Your cards are very pretty. I love the template with the butterflies and sentiment...they all work great together. The flowers on the second are gorgeous!

marilyn said...

Love the background you created---beautiful! The flowers are amazing that you made.

Michelle said...

Hi I'm Michelle and I'm a paper hoarder too!! :) Love your cards - so pretty!

Judy said...

Wow! I am pinning both of these!

Olga said...

WOWZERS! Look at those 2 gorgeous cards!!!!!

Rona said...

These are both so beautiful!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

GREAT cards! Totally love the sentiment on the first one! Such a wonderful creation!

jennifer mitten said...

I like both cards! I am with you on the paper hoarding. I think I just love to admire it!

Jen said...

two pretty cards and GOOD JOB clearing out the scraps!
Jen, a fellow paper hoarder

onecraftymama said...

There should be a special episode of Hoarders for us paper collectors...maybe if we looked at it as being specialized collectors? Nah :) Love both cards - the quote on the first is just wonderful, and love the neat background with the stars. THe second, with those incredible flowers...I'm doing my best to not be enabled to go search out those tools.

Glenda J said...

I love your cards... so pretty! Great work. I too am a paper hoarder... so many pretty patterns... LOL! Thanks for sharing.