22 August 2010

All Things Unity #13

Hello, friends:}

I'm excited to let you know about the new All Things Unity challenge!! It's titled "What your Flavor?"Not long ago PaperCrafts magazine put out an entire magazine dedicated to finding your style!! The new ATU challenge is about making a card IN YOUR STYLE! Love it:} And one lucky winner will get a copy of this magazine! ACK-I don't have this copy yet!! Wish I could win!!

I actually entered a contest for this on the PaperCrafts blog!! I won  #1 place!! ACK--get out:) I about died! You can see my winning card and post HERE! **NOTE:: this is actually another card--I was picked as #1 twice within weeks on this blog!!  **NOTE:: I also used Unity and Ippity stamps for these wins!! I love these stamps;}

Here are the five categories if you need help finding which one you fit in (**NOTE:: I think I fit in two categories- Fun/Cute and Clean/Graphic): 
1. Classy/Elegant- polished; shiny finish, sparkling embellishments, rich color scheme; sophisticated sentiment
2. Shabby/Chic- layering; soft; utilizing ribbon, lace, inking and distressing; looks comfortable, worn
3. Vintage- one step farther than Shabby/Chic--adds old images, found items, antique trinkets
4. Clean/Graphic- white space, clean lines, and simple treatment of texts [bare minimums]
5. Fun/Cute- happy color scheme, sweet sentiments; uncomplicated design; whimsy (cartoons or doodles); friendly patterns

So for my cards...I think this first one is Fun/Cute and possibly some Shabby/Chic. I love love love this card--I love the colors and the images! I love that DP! I used Unity's postcard stamp (top background) with the butterfly from Life Becoming and the sentiment from May's KOTM! I love love love how this turned out. I actually used Limelight's sketch! I love that envelope flap [made from scratch again]! LOVE it all! And because I think this ribbon is pleated--I'm linking it over the Stamp Simply #153! LOVE that bias tape:}
This next card is also Fun/Cute and was created for the Critter Sketch Challenge {make a boy card/scrapbook page using glitter--which is on the owl and on the sentiment}. I used Unity's owl from the August KOTM and Ippity's Book It! and Authentic Man {star} stamps. I love love love how this card turned out too! I love that owl! I accidently messed up on the sentiment--I had to pull up the "w" one to many times and it kind of looks crazy--but I still love it:} **NOTE:: Just wanted to let you know a little funny--I called Trav to ask him if this sentiment was ok for this card, and he didn't really agree. Funny thing about this--I made this card for HIM! AHHH! Hope he likes it now:} **NOTE:: I actually thought about entering this in the Ippity challenge {using string} but I wasn't sure if this counts since I used Unity stamps too. Eh.
That's it for me today--but you won't believe what the ATU DT has shared today--some Unity and Ippity goodness! LOVE it:} Be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!

Cathy {Guest Designer}
Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me}

If you want to play along with us at All Things Unity--all you have to do is use Unity or Ippity stamps and link your creations HERE before September 4 at 11:59pm! This is an excuse to ink up those stamps!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow--I'm sharing two of my FAV cards for H{ippity} Hop!! Can't wait! I love Unity! I love Ippity! Be blessed!!
ps...Don't forget to sign up for my Ippity giveaway HERE, HERE, or HERE! Good luck:)


Trog said...

Okay I give I'm a fan!

StampinCathy said...

I just love love love your cards. I look forward everyday to see your creative and inspiring MOJO! Congrats on your win too!

Virginia L. said...

Oh.my.goodnesss!! SO thrilled for you to win twice in one week! AND from Papercraft, too!!!!! AWESOME! Please keep them coming. I'm loving all your latest creations here...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards, love the owl with the glitter on it. Thanks for joining us at CSCB!

Heidi said...

Terrific cards! Thanks for playing along with the CSCB!

Deb Neerman said...

These are fabulous ... love your style! And your enthusiasm!

Thanks for playing in the Stamp Simple "Pleated Ribbon" challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards! I love the owl one. thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.

marsha said...

How cute and just love the sentiment! I also love the vintage look of your first card. Thanks for joining us for the Critter Sketch challenge this week, hope to see you back next week!
Hugs, Marsha

Carol said...

What a lovely sentiment on your pleated ribbon card. Great design.

FibreJunky said...

Very cute!! Gotta remember to hit the ATU blog...My card for today would've been perfect for that challenge.

Mandy said...

This is the most gorgeous EVER!! Love that butterfly!!

Steph Zerbe said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!
I love the orange embossed image on orange paper. Brilliant! Love all the layering! Just fabulous!!!!!!!!