Friday, September 4, 2009

Friends with Flair...Friends in Unity...

I am so excited to be participating in the first "Friends with Flair" Friday with Unity Stamp Company! So excited that I have TWO cards to show you!!

***Please be sure to SCROLL DOWN for my GREETING FARM post today, too, THANK YOU SO MUCH!***

I was a LITTLE behind getting on the bandwagon for the previous "Hip Hops" they used to have and well, I kinda feel like I've been living under a rock. I will tell you, it's a GLORIOUS thing when something fresh and new comes along and you go "oh, hey, I LOOOOOVE that!" Add to that I have a little more time to stamp, and well, you could say I've achieved UNITY with these amazing stamps!

Add to the mix SUPERB Customer Service (I got my Kit AND my order within two days of ordering them!), wonderful people I've been chatting it up with on the forum, Facebook, and a ton of inspiration from some ROCKIN' DT members, I'm just as giddy as a girl in a candy (ok, stamp) shop! You will DEFINITELY be seeing more of these stamps on my blog cuz I kinda can't stop stamping with them!

I took the plunge, signed up for the Kit of the Month club, and also was lucky enough to hit a HUGE sale last week where I was FINALLY able to buy my favorite Quote Bundle from them that I've only been eyeing for oh, FOREVER!
So speaking of quotes, HOW COOL is this one. LOVE IT. And SO TRUE. I tend to be a risk taker by nature, and although I put a lot of thought into something before I "jump", I do really enjoy the outcome most of the time. I think this quote speaks volumes about my personality and I ADORE the fact that it's a stamp!

And how cool is this vintage bicycle? Perfect for the quote I think. You've got to ride a lot of miles and risk "going to far" I guess, to get where you want to go, right? I love when I can make a card and feel like I can tailor it to mean something and/or symbolize something that I really want to say....don't you agree?

I also created another fun card for today. HOW CUTE are these CUPCAKES??? I had a BLAST making this card and got a little crazy with the coordinating buttons but come on! They match perfectly w/ this yummy DP so you know how it goes...had to do it! I LOVE this cupcake stamp and the "sweet nothin's" was the perfect sentiment to pair them with! Both these cute stamps are in the August Kit of the Month...have I MENTIONED I love it? LOL. I used this past week's TESC80 sketch by Taylor Van Bruggen to create this card. Well, that's all for me today...thank you SO much for stopping by...and.......Have a wonderful weekend in UNITY...
Jess :)

55 comments:

Bogner's said...

Wow, I love your creations! I truly love the vintaged look of your bike card and all the buttons on your cake card!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

Oh my this is stunning. I love all your details.. you are so amazing and creative.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous cards Jess!! My favorite is the vintage look of the first. I really like that bicycle image.

Krista said...

Beautiful cards! I love them both. You can never add too many buttons, right? Glad to have found another "Friend with Flair".

Rona said...

Gorgeous!! I love that bike and haven't inked mine up yet - I'm so inspired now!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing! Very inspiring and i'll definitely have to ink up my bike now!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow two great cards!

Laurel said...

I so love your cards! I tried to do the bike with that sentiment but mine just didn't work with the colors I was using - LOVE yours!

Angela said...

WOWSA! You are ONE TALENTED CHICKEROO! LOVE the cupcake Card. Well...I love them BOTH but I have this thing for cupcake stamps! :) Thanks for all the Unity energy! LOVE THAT as well! Have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

Your cards are gorgeous!

Jenn Balcer said...

WOWZER, Jessica. GORGEOUS work! Just gorgeous!

kadie said...

The first card is STUNNING and the second card is a PERFECT collection of paper, embies and stamps!! YOu go, Girl!

Robynccgirl said...

Great cards!!! I love how you used one of the stamps from the kit to make a background and those buttons on the other card are great!!!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

LOVE cupcakes!!!!! I love the almost vintage feel it has with the buttons and ribbon!!

Eva said...

WOW....these are just gorgoues!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful cards! :)

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I had been trying to figure out how to combine the 2 stamps on your 1st card but hadn't started it. Your card is awesome! Love the monochromatic look and distressing. Your cupcake card is scrumptious! Love the colors and all the buttons.

Kerry said...

Such gorgeous cards! I love the vintage look to that first card and the cupcakes and buttons are so fun and colorful! Great job!

Maren said...

These are both so so pretty!!! Fantastic job!

Katy said...

LOVE you cards! the vintage look of the first card is amazing!

Pamela said...

AWESOME cards!!!!!!

Christi Snow said...

Wow! Both of these cards are just gorgeous! I absolutely adore that button detail on the cupcake card! LOVE IT!

Lori Craig said...

Hey Jessica - These are great. I almost used the bicycle stamp last night. LOVE the cupcake card. So sweet, for sure. That paper is perfect.

FibreJunky said...

Wow, gorgeous!! I really love the bicycle card!! I considered that one myself.

Ashley said...

Fabulous cards! I love them!

Lori said...

Welcome to the Unity Kit Club! It's fabulous! Great cards--especially the vintage look one with the paper piercing!

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow! Both card are FANTASTIC!! I love them! What a great idea for pairing the bicycle with that sentiment. GENIUS!!

cjs said...

Awesome cards - love them both!

JazzyH said...

I love the card and I love how you did the bicycle. I always love cupcakes and the buttons are a great touch.

Danni said...

Both of these are amazing! Wonderful job!

Kelly Landers said...

Love both of your cards!!

Karen J. said...

Your cards are amazing..love the vintage look of the bicycle card.

Eryn Hagen said...

PERFECT-O...right down to all your sweet little details. Thanks for the inspiration...and for taking the KOM plunge! :)

Randi said...

Ohhhhh, gorgeous cards Jess!! I SO love the cupcake one!! (Speaking of..I still have something here for you!!)
I really, really love those colors!!

Heidi said...

Wow! Love both of these!!!

Suz said...

Fantastic cards. Unity is the best

Martha said...

wow all are amazing!

Monika in VA said...

Beautiful Cards! I love the elegance of the background paper you made for the bicycle card & all the paper piercing ~ nice!

And those buttons are wonderful!

Carrie said...

Super cute!

Mary said...

Wow, Beautiful cards Jess!
I am so use to seeing you with TGF stamps! What a great surpise, now I'll get to see you beautiful creations with Unity!
Thanks for sharing, and Have a great weekend!

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous cards! I really love the quote paired with the bicycle! Plus yummy and cute cupcakes! Great job!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Jessica!!

Sparkle said...

Such cute cards!

Dawn K. said...

both cards are great!!

Brooke said...

Your cards are so pretty-great job!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I have been so strong not getting any Unity stamps because I don't have enough time as it is for all the ones I have, but it's soooo hard! You enabler you! What a fun card... and that is a great motto to live by, for sure! I also love your cupcakes and buttons. I'm a sucker for both. Great job!

AJ said...

wowser!! fab stuff girlie!!

Marcy H ~~ MI said...

Your bike card is fabulous...Love the vintage look. Your cupcake card is very cute....

Mandy said...

Jessica, I LOVE the bicycle card. Love the distressing and overall feel of the card! And WOW, are those cupcakes yummy! Love your layout and those great buttons. :)

jpmayo said...

Both of these cards are fabulous!
I'm so glad you found Unity!!

ANAT S said...

wonderful cards!!!!
great vintage bicycle111
LOVELY WORK!!!

Ravengirl said...

Very cute cards! I love the quote bundle and have been eyeing it too. I still haven't pulled the trigger though!

Jen said...

Great cards! Luv that vintage bicycle card and the colors you chose; also you picked the perfect background paper for the cupcakes!

Jennine ~CravenCreations.com said...

Love the layout on the bicyle card. I think I may have to use it.

Kim Nath said...

You are just knocking me out with all your gorgeous cards! One is more stunning than the next, jeesh I miss a couple days of checking and you have all these wonderful cards! My head is spinning, you are amazing!