Monday, January 17, 2011

Unity Valentine

Hi everyone!  I've missed making cards and blogging these last few days.  I worked a lot over the weekend, and today is my day to play.  :)

Never having owned Unity stamps before my recent blog candy win, I could never play in Unity challenges at Splitcoaststampers.  Now, I have a small assortment, so that opens the doors for me!

I bunched together some Unity challenges since I can finally play:
  • I used a sketch found HERE on the Splitcoast Forum, called the Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #40. 
  • The Unity Addicts Challenge #34 wants us to use our oldest and newest Unity stamps.  Well, this stamp is BOTH for me!
  • Friends with Flair #60 on the Unity website features a Valentine's card as our inspiration photo:

A closeup of my card:

Those little punched hearts were made with Stampin' Up!'s Heart-to-Heart punch.  I used a skinny strip of red cardstock, which fits perfectly in the smallest of the hearts.  No waste!  Gotta love it.  And I paper-pieced the bottom red section of the "Love" basket with more of that skinny strip of red.

I'm off to make something new.  (insert happy sigh here)  I will see you soon!

Thanks for joining me.  :)


Stamps:  Unity 'love' basket
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Valentine designer paper (retired) from SU
Ink:  Stazon Black
Punch:  Heart-to-Heart, scalloped square, 1 1/4" square (all SU)
Other:  SU markers, dimensionals, Xacto knife, cutting mat


Marisa said...

Darling card, Colleen. Love the spray of hearts.

~Tammy~ said...

You lucky girl to win some Unity stamps! I have this SU DP, but of course it's packed away on it's way to our next duty station! It's some of my fav and I hoard it! (hee hee) I like how you use the hearts throughout your card! Have fun playing in your new challenges!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the "love basket"!

Andrea Ewen said...

Super cute, Colleen! Love what you've done with the Unity stamps! Great mix of patterns on your card, the whole thing is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Lucky you to win some Unity stamps! Love the Valentine!

Carol Hurlock said...

This is adorable Colleen. I love the layout and the classic Valentine colors you used. Awesome.

Tracey said...

Such a cute heart card Colleen!!! I just might need to get me some of those Unity stamps!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Receiving some Unity stamps as blog candy is exactly how I got my entry into the Unity challenges, too! It's been a while since I've played, but I really like to and the Unity stamps I have now (I've added to that original cache of blog candy ones) are so much fun. This Valentine card is adorable!! And lucky that you were able to combine those 3 challenges. Good luck, Colleen!

Benzi said...

Love this card! I have no Unity stamps...maybe I need to do something about that. That little basket is just the cutest thing and I love those stripes and hearts.

Ruby said...

Ooh this is YUMMY Colleen!!! LOVE that little bag, SO adorable! Well done on your win too!

Linda said...

Love this card Colleen!! will be checking back to see your other work! Congrats on winning the stamps!!

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