Monday, May 2, 2011

Growing in Unity Day 2 (Giveaways!)


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Hi friends! Happy Monday! I am currently on a mini getaway in the Redwoods in Sonoma County, CA. :) Isn't that fun?! Dustin and I are taking our late anniversary trip. I meant to have this schedule to post last night, but I was feeling REALLY sick so I crawled into bed at 830pm. I know, party animal, right?

Thanks for joining me for day 2 of Growing in Unity! Don't forget to leave comments EVERY DAY for the drawing! There will be 3 blog candies at the end of my week; 1 from Unity and 2 from me! :)


Today, I decided to go with some Ippity. Mostly because for so long now, there was an Ippity hop on Mondays. I don't know what's happening with that, but we shall see! :) So, one stamp (from Now and Always) two different ways, again. :) I really am enjoying showing the versatility not only of the stamp but also in my designing.

This first card uses the Sweet Sunday Sketch #115 from my pal Karen Giron. Karen is an amazing designer, I'm pretty sure I "met" her through Taylored Expressions. I do get the pleasure of being Facebook friends with her so we occasionally post to each other.

Ok, so I decided to go for a fun and cute, bright and happy card. This is probably my "typical" style, I think. I really do think of myself as a fun and cute stamper though I like to experiment. What do you think? I decided to use some Echo Park Summer Days paper. I'm in LOVE with this paper pack! It's SO bright! The sentiment is from Ippity's How You Doin? I was going to go without a sentiment but the card felt like it was begging for one. The butterfly is made with a Martha Stewart punch.


For my second card, I decided to go with classy and elegant. I think this style is probably the one LEAST represented on my blog. I can hardly believe that this is the same stamp set! I decided to use some Basic Grey Hello, Luscious paper. (I love this paper too!) And I accented the flower with some pearls. The sentiment is from the same Ippity set as the flower, Now and Always. And then I just added a giant gold satin bow. Sigh...can you say luxury? Though, now that I think about it, I have NO idea how I'm getting that card into an envelope!

Thanks for joining me again today as I Grow in Unity! :) Leave comments everyday! And I hope to see you back tomorrow!





Project Details:

Happy Card
Cardstock: white
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Summer Days
Stamps: Ippity Now and Always, Ippity How You Doin?
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Spellbinders Labels 8, MS punch, bling, Divine Twine

Now and Always Card
Cardstock: cream
Stamps: Ippity Now and Always
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

34 comments:

  1. I love how the same stamp looks so different on each card! Beautiful flower

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  2. Beautiful Ashley.. love that flower! have fun with your hubby.

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  3. Cute stamp. Again I'm loving your clean style card. I put too much into mine and toil for ages..... It may be time to use my tools to my advantage and do simple yet beautiful like yours!!! Love them. Happy Monday!!

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  4. Love the paper you used for the flowers. SO pretty, Ashley! Beautiful cards!

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  5. Yep, I NEED that flower set from Ippity, I keep seeing it everywhere. You did a fabulous jobs and your right you do represent cute and bold very well :)

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  6. Hope your enjoying your getwaway! We all need that! Your cards are awesome my friend. I just love this set and love the dp you used. So inspiring.

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  7. really nice cards ashley and i hope you are having a good trip.

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  8. OHHHH! I love that sketch--and the simple sentiment on the first one...but you know me...I LOOOOVE that ribbon and beautiful flower on the second! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) Another top 5!!! You rock:)

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  9. I love your cards and how wonderful to display how different once image can look.

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  10. Both of these cards are so pretty!

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  11. Beautiful cards, the 2nd one is absolutely stunning!

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  12. Fabulous!! LOVE that flower and the pattern paper you used!! NICELY DONE!

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  13. Wow! Love that stamp and both of your cards are gorgeous. I absolutely cannot pick a favorite.

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  14. two more beautiful cards - I love seeing the versatility of a stamp.

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  15. EEEkkkkk....I am loving that top card!!!!!!! hugs, Katrina

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  16. Very pretty, love seeing two totally different cards! That ribbon is so luxurious!

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  17. These are both beautiful. I love seeing the different looks with the same stamp. Love the fun and bright look of the first, and the classy and clean look of the second.

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  18. Great cards, love seeing the same stamp used in such different ways. Very inspiring!

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  19. So cute. Love the colorful flower. :)

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  20. The first one is so springy and pretty. The second one is elegant and muted. I love them both, but the bottom one REALLY catches my eye. I love the ribbon that you chose to go with it....NICE JOB, young lady!!

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  21. Very pretty, I like you CAS cards a lot!

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  22. LOVE your paper pieced flowers!!! Those papers are GORGEOUS!!!!

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  23. gorgeous, i LOVE that flower (and am anxiously waiting for my set in the mail :()

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  24. Very pretty cards! I love both color combinations!
    DeniseB

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  25. The pearls on your elegant card really make the card! Very pretty!

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  26. My favorite flower. I use it a ton. Great cards

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  27. Lovely card. I also like CAS cards...

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  28. Gogeous cards, they're both really beautiful!

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  29. That bow is unbelievable! Looks fabulous, especially paired with such pretty paper-piecing in that stasmp!

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  30. One word Ashley - GORGEOUS!!!! Love that flower, and your CAS style is amazing! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  31. I sooooooooooooooo love this Hello card..too cute adorable colors..and just plain happy!!

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