Monday, July 23, 2012

Growing in Unity - Day 1 - Put on your Dancin' shoes!!!


Yep - I'm excited to get to do another week of Growing in Unity - so I've got my dancing shoes on!!! Make sure and leave me comments all week long to be entered to win 2 Unity Itty Bitty stamps of your choice! TOTALLY fun - and the hardest part will be just picking two!!!

 I just LOVE this adorable image from the newest Unity KOTM for July, and had to use it! I think I'm going to give it to my friend who just had surgery on her feet about a week and a half ago to get rid of a bunion! She is still off her feet for several more weeks (which is a difficult task with a houseful of little boys to take care of!) - but I'm sure she will be ready to dance as soon as her foot heals all the way - or at least go shoe shopping!
I also used the colors inspiration from this weeks Color Story over at Playdate Cafe:


I used the colors - but was surprised where I ended up on my card! I was thinking a lot more shabby chic and elegant with this color story, and instead, I think this card ended up a little more modern and vintage! Either way is fine - just kind of funny! 
All my papers are from one of my first Studio Calico 6x6 paper pads: Heyday. I stamped the image right on my pattern paper. 
Next I used a circle punch in two different sizes to cut several circles out of the yellow paper, layered them in a row and glued them together, then stamped my sentiment over the top. Ran a strip of black twill ribbon from Ribbon Carousel over the top of the image, then attached the yellow circle border over the top with foam adhesive, tucking one circle behind the ribbon.
Added a bit of bling - then couldn't resist adding a doily in the top corner. Then...because that looked like it needed a bit of something, I made a bow out of Baker's Twine, added a PTI button, and a yellow stick on pearl. 
Finished off by rounding the top right corner of the card. 
Thanks for stopping by to visit! Remember to leave comments so you have a chance to win two Unity Itty Bitty's of your choice! I will draw a winner on Saturday - so make sure and check back to see if you were the lucky winner!!! Have a wonderful day!!!


22 comments:

  1. Super neat card...love the shoe stamp! Lee-Ann :)

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  2. Wonderful card for your friend. I like the circles for the sentiment and the doily.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  3. Wow great design...love the cascading circles.

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  4. Heather ~ Oh this is yet another BEAUTIFUL card! The colors are simply AMAZING along with the details! I have to get some doilies the next time I am out ~ you make them look BEAUTIFUL on your cards! How CLEVER are you to put your sentiments on the circles ~ I have to try this idea! AWESOME card as always!

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  5. What a fun card! Love the design! Great choice in papers, love the dancin feet and the doilies and the sentiment stamped on circles. So so neat!

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  6. What a fun card! Perfect for your friend after her foot surgery! Love your details with the doily and the punched circles!
    DeniseB

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  7. This is so clever & creative! Love it!

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  8. This is so fun, Heather! LOVE that row of feet! And your graphic, circular, sentiment piece is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  9. This card is so pretty. I love your bow and the layout looks awesome. Fabulous job!

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  10. what a pretty card - love the colour combination.

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  11. Heather. How cool another GIU week! Congratulations. We are so lucky to be able to enjoy your talent!

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  12. I amsorry. That "unknown" comment there was me, Scrapper Myra.

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  13. Seriously. This design is so fabulous! Perfect card!

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  14. Fun card with lots of fantastic layers and elements!

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  15. This card makes me smile! Great design.

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  16. What a fun card! I love the colors and patterns and that you stamped on patterned paper. I need to remember to do that more often!

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  17. What a clever little card...and I love all the strips of patterned and stamped papers! Your friend is going to smile when she gets this!

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  18. I really love this card! Those stamped feet and dressed are awesome and fun!

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