Friday, February 1, 2013

Unity's FWF 2/1/13

It's Friday! Don't you just love a Friday? There's something exciting about it. :)

Part of the reason I love Fridays is Unity's Friends with Flair link up; those of you who visit my blog often know my extensive Unity collection..... what can I say? I have good taste. :)

Awhile back I was introduced to a triple-time stamping technique, which is kind of fun (you can see another example here). Recently another Operation Write Home card maker, Jan, tried the technique but used patterned paper. Yeah, I have a LOT of paper to use up, so I saw an opportunity.

Simple, yes, but pretty cute, right?
Paper: Jillibean Soup; Gina K cardstock
Unity Stamp Co itty bitty
Stampin Up ruby red ink

I made some of these into card kits for a church event my mother-in-law hosted recently to make cards for our parish needs and also OWH. The grouchypants sitting next to me referred to this sentiment as "heavy" and how she was "done with all that." What's a life without dreams? Sure, there are times in life when your dreams get scaled back or they change, or sometimes you must sacrifice and put someone else's dreams before yours. I wasn't sure what to say aloud... Ms. Grouchypants needs to dream a little, so I just said a quick (silent!) prayer for her.

Thanks for visiting me today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  :) Don't forget, Unity is having a sale and I have quite a few things for sale on my page ^^^ there, too. 

Jen

29 comments:

  1. This is great -- and it gives me an idea! Love when that happens! Ms GrouchyPants needs dreams more than anyone, I'm guessing. And probably prayers, too. You did will to hold your tongue and send up prayers instead. Your a wise woman. Stay warm, my fellow Wisconsinite. We're at -15 right now. But, I have the day off!!!

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  2. Wonderful tripple layered look. Great technique with a beautiful framed sentiment!

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  3. Cute card, and I love the sentiment!

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  4. This is really sweet, Jen. I have tons of paper to use as well. I just can't seem to resist a new sheet/pack of designer paper! This is a great way to use some of my stash. TFS!

    PS> Hope you warm up! Except that usually means that the cold moves to my home in Alaska. LOL!

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  5. Hi Jen, this is such a sweet card!! Love the layered look and the sentiment is sweet.

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  6. Very lovely card. I like the layering on the card.

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  7. Love this technique! Super cute!

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  8. Such a happy card!! Great bright flowers for the background.

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  9. Love your card Jen! So very cheerful, unlike Ms. GrouchyPants! LOL! Good for you holding your tongue and saying a prayer instead. Not sure I'd be able to do that! LOL!

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  10. Very pretty! Love the triple stamp technique....and love how you used patterned paper instead!!

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  11. Two words... Simply Beautiful!!!

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  12. This is such a sweet card. And it totally blows to be encountered by such negativity.

    I have to admit, I've been my share of air sucker! Especially when I had two teenage girls in their teens and early college years.

    BUT that is past...(*silent yay* to how awesome both girls are now)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this technique. It is so fun.

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  13. Very cute card. I love the paper too!

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  14. OH PS JEN...

    I forgot to mention...LOVE your new profile PIC!

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  15. that's a pretty card for ms grouchypants hehe.

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  16. Cool card...great technique....I think my reply to ms grouchypants would of been a simple "Yes, I can tell"...lol!!!

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  17. What a great inspiration you have given me! I have never thought of just using a sentiment on a card without pairing it with an image or some sort of embellishment but I LOVE what you have done here. I have oodles and oodles of stockpiled patterned paper and some gorgeous Unity sentiment stamps so I am going to get right to it! Thanks so much!!

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  18. Great sentiment, love the colors, thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great card! What a nice sentiment!

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  20. This is darling, Jen! That looks like an awesome technique!

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  21. You chose a very powerful sentiment and I love it. Your card is just darling!

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  22. Great job! I have yet to try the triple time stamping. It really is perfect for a large sentiment!

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  23. Great way to use patterned paper and I like the sentiment.

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  24. What a great card, I can't believe the comment from Mrs Grouchy Pants, I thought it was a truly inspiring sentiment

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  25. Cute, love all the layers! Keep dreaming...unfortunately we can't make anyone else do it!! :) Prayer is the best!

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  26. Wow, just wow. That poor woman - what a sad person :(
    I happen to love the bright cheeriness of your card - and your loving spirit to pray for someone who must be in a lot of pain.

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