Thursday, August 11, 2011

Unity FWF 8/12 - What you were meant to do

Happy, happy Friday! I am so glad for the weekend... it means we can head north to the lake! My husband's oldest sister and her family are coming up to join us for a night - my girls are thrilled to get to play with their cousins! 

I have a few things to share today (storage! a great deal!), so let me get the FWF card out there first in case you're in a hurry. :) Be sure to hop back to the Unity blog so you can see everyone's projects... and maybe do a little shopping in the Unity store!!

















Stamps: Unity's Birdie Duet, May 2011 KOM
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa and SU Ruby Red
Image is machine stitched; corners are fussy cut and the birds are paper pieced.

I had this card percolating in my head for a couple of days. Amazingly enough, the end result is pretty much what I imagined. That doesn't always happen!

And I thought I would show you quickly my Unity storage. I googled for lots of tips on how to store Unity stamps a few months ago, and hit upon the trick to use the Scraponizer folders with cases BUT to cut the folders in half. GENIUS!!!!! You can fit 3 half folders per case, so I use the KOM sheet (or an 8.5x11 sheet that's stamped with the images - and labeled with the set, if I know it) and it lays on top of the folder with the stamps x 3. I tell you, I seriously felt like I won the jackpot once I organized these because suddenly I knew WHAT I had. LOVE that.
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And a FAB find at Target this past week - a big carrying tray in chocolate brown (to match my office), so that I can take a project with me to the living room when DH is home at night!













It's about 18x26" - BIG!!! It was on clearance for $17. Normally I'd try to create a DIY project rather than spending $17, but in this case I think it was well worth it!

Thanks for hanging in with my long post for today! :) Thanks so much for visiting,

Jen

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and great find on the big big tray.

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  2. Hi Jen! Love the card!! It's so sweet! Thanks for sharing your storage idea too ;)

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  3. Thanks for sharing card and storage idea.

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  4. LOVE your card and the sentiment! So true!! Great chocolate tray:)

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  5. You brid is too sweet I like the paper. You use to make your card.

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  6. What a beautiful card! Love the stitching and the collage look. I haven't seen those stamps before but they are fab! I love my Scraponizers, too!

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  7. Such awesome stitching on this FAB card Jen...thos birds look cute paper pieced! Great tip to take your current project to another room...roomy enough to fit it all and I have a few scraponizers too! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  8. Thanks for the ideas. ANd you made a gorgeous card.

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  9. What a sweet card with the paper-pieced birds! Great storage idea, too.

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  10. Super cute card! Love the birdcage stamp!

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  11. I like that birdcage stamps too...very pretty.

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  12. Your card is gorgeous, and I am so pleased to find someone who manages to get their creations to turn out how they see them in their heads.....I haven't mastered that one yet....lol. Thanks also for the great storage ideas too!

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  13. This turned out great! Love it.

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  14. I love the details of this pretty card! The button and the corners and the paper pieced birds really pop! ...I just updated by storage too but I'm using 3-ring binders not nearly as cute as your system.

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  15. Love those scraponizer cases. All of my Unity stamps are in them. Lovely card!

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