Sunday, May 1, 2011

Growing in Unity Day 1 (Giveaways!)


Hi friends! Sorry, I'm a little late in posting. I took the kids out ALL day yesterday and just didn't get have the time or energy to get things made and blogged. Did you know that this is my FIRST ever week of Growing in Unity?! Isn't that amazing?

How it works is that everyday for the next week, I will be showcasing Unity Stamp Co on my blog. You should be sure to leave comments EVERYDAY because Unity is giving one person the stamp set of their choice (ETA: from a Unity provided list)! The winner will be randomly drawn from all the comments I get on my Growing in Unity posts! BUT that's not it! I will be giving away TWO more prizes! :) They will include FULL stamp sets, papers, ribbon, and some other yummies. So, comment EVERYDAY!

So, for today, I decided to make two cards in different styles using the same stamps. Fun, right? I'm hoping to keep it up everyday this week, let's just hope my energy doesn't run out! Today, I used Unity's Moments in Bloom which was last May's retail kit.

This first card was made using last week's Card Positioning Systems sketch. I actually started this a couple days ago, hoping to be able to get it submitted in time but that didn't happen. I decided to go shabby chic with this card since the sketch was simple, it really lent itself well to Webster's Pages paper. That paper does all the work for you, it's so beautiful! I just stamped the image in brown on kraft paper and distressed the edges. Then I added a sentiment using a Spellbinders die from the Pennant set.

For my second card, I decided to go really clean. I have to say, I LOVE the way this turned out. This is the first time I've made a frame with Nesties and it's SUPER easy! And look at what a punch it packs! So pretty! I just added a little baker's twine (bought from Endless Inkabilities.) Just a really bright card that would be so easy to make a set out of!

Ok, I have MORE news since it's May 1. First up, I was asked to join the Carousel Crew for the Ribbon Carousel company! I am SO excited to be working with this team! There is a Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog. Make sure you follow that blog because the challenges are going to be SUPER fun and there will be PRIZES!!

And since it's the first day of May, I have a NEW sale to tell you about at Paper Maniac! It's a BIG one! 10% off Memory Box (which I used on my second card) 20% off all ink 30% off Northwoods Stamps 40% off Greeting Farm stamps and 50% off SEI papers and embellishments! Woohoo!

Please come back tomorrow for Day 2 of Growing in Unity and don't for get to LEAVE A COMMENT for a chance to win!!!

Project Details:

Shabby Card
Cardstock: cream
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages Life's Portrait
Stamps: Unity Moments in Bloom
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Misc: Nesties Pennants

Clean Card
Cardstock: white
Patterned Paper: Memory Box Rhubarb Tart
Stamps: Unity Moments in Bloom
Ink: Palette Moulin Rouge, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Nesties Labels 4, Divine Twine


29 comments:

  1. love your cards your so talented i love the brightness of the second card. Keep it up girlfriend.

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  2. Both your cards are just gorgeous. I just love the different look with using the same stamps. I can't wait to see all your Unity MOJO this week. Ok I love seeing your MOJO everyday anyway!

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  3. Congratulations! Yay for you!

    I love both of your cards but the bottom one really stole my heart - what gorgeous color.

    Looking forward to the rest of the week.

    P.S. I somehow lost you in Google Reader - now you're back.

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  4. you talented chickie you!!! Love these and ribbon?? hello...you lucky duck!!! congrats!!!! hugs, Katrina

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  5. I looooooove these cards--super fun! And so different. That first one is lovely with the WP papers! LOVE!!! I also love that last one--so clean and fresh with that bold red! LOOOOOOVE it:) Great beginning to your GIU!!!

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  6. Ashley, your cards look great! I love that stamp set (it is in my collection and love it), and your papers are awesome! I haven't made a nestie frame yet, but am going to have to put it on my list to try soon! Hope your energy level stays up all week long!

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  7. Two great cards, love the comparison stamping!! The frame turned out so cute!

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  8. Great cards Ashley, I like both of them. The first one with the Webster's pages is gorgeous!

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  9. Both cards are just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. So glad to be following you this week! Congrats on your week!! I adore your second card! I have been searching for quick Mothers day ideas and you've sparked ideas!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Sometimes LESS IS more!!
    Your first card is fab too love your shabby chic look! One of my personal faves! Happy crafting n blogging!

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  11. Stunning love how you are doing one stamp 2 ways.. amazing girl!!

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  12. Great Job Ashley! I love both cards but especially the second one. I'm thinking your idea might work for me to make some quick Mother's day cards. Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to see what else you make for this week.

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  13. Great job! I love both of your cards!!!!

    I am looking forward to the rest of your creations throughout the week!

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  14. Beautiful cards... I especially love the second one - stunning, but looks like it could be easily recreated.

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  15. GORGEOUS! Really love the bright clean look on the card with the nesties! Thanks for the sale info, will check it out :)

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  16. These are gorgeous! Love that Webster's papers and the tone on tone shabby goodness!

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  17. I guess that card is for me. Some days I have a lot of faith, some days none, and some days a little. So the card is for the days that I don't have any left... just being honest. Whoever you send it to will be blessed and encouraged...

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  18. gorgeous, that print with the red stamped image is stunning.....and love the green with the kraft color.

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  19. Hard to pick a favorite between these two! Both scrumptious! So different from each other too... shows how versatile the stamps can be.
    DeniseB

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  20. WOW - love BOTH of these cards! Each is beautiful in its own way.

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  21. Both are fabulous, but the second one is a definite lift for me.

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  22. I really liked your theme of 1 stamp, 2 ways all week. They were all really great cards.

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  23. Love the kraft mixed with the Webster's pages paper. That paper is beeeeeautiful! must have!

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  24. Beautiful flowers, I love how you did that frame and the red is just striking!! You do CAS very well Ashley!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  25. your cards are just beautiful darling.. I went about this backwards this week..but your stuff is soooooooooooooooooooo cute!! Thanks for showing your talents..YOU ROCK!!!

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