Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm a Smitten Kitten...

...with UNITY STAMPS!


Hey everyone...

WOW.  I am still sort of trying to come back down from my little Cloud named NINE from yesterday.   It was SO exciting to receive such a warm welcome and congrats from so many of you...from so many stampers who I ADMIRE.

Anyway, yesterday meant the world to me and I thank each and every one of you for your words of encouragement-you are all amazingly supportive!

So today is Whimsical Wednesday and I have ANOTHER SAMPLE from the {DELIGHTFUL MOMENTS} , the DECEMBER Kit of the Month from UNITY STAMPS!  Seriously, if there was ANY month for me to have been asked to be the Guest Designer?  It was like they KNEW I would love this kit...and I really do!

I took a couple of images from the kit to create a vintage-type feel to my card today, using a sketch that my 7 year old little boy Nikolas designed for us.  Here's the sketch, DDSC13:


Normally i'd look at the different elements he drew and go 'HUH' for a little while to try and figure out what to do...but as soon as I saw this, I knew there would be PLEATED RIBBON!   I'm "SMITTEN" with that technique lately...so the rest just kinda fell into place.  Here's my sample:

Well, before I let you go for now, I am totally psyched to announce a NEW DAREDEVIL has joined us!  Please welcome Kris Palakiko to the Diedrich Dare DT!   Kris and I have been getting to know each other through cyberspace and I adore her enthusiasm and her dedication to leaving the sweetest comments for fellow bloggers....not to mention her fun style!   Please take a moment to WELCOME KRIS!

Don't forget to stop by the DARE BLOG today too and see what our Featured Stamper has cooked up for you today, along with the rest of our wonderful Team:
That's all I have for today...thanks SO much for stopping by-I really appreciate everything you write and I am so grateful for all of your encouragement!   Have a wonderful day everyone!  HUGS!!!

37 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful card Jess! Your little guy is TALENTED with the sketches, I'd say you have a little stamper in the making;) Welcome to Unity, so happy to have you with us!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

oh WOWWW, cool card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Jess love that sketch, and love your card.

Tasha said...

Wowzer Jess super stunning card- love the colour combo and the fabulous stamps you have used! The ruched ribbon looks awesome!
love tasha xx

Mercy said...

holy cow, jess...this is STUNNING! love the embossing, the sponging, the layout {GO, NIKOLAS!!!}...oh well, i love ALL of it! that was easier! LOL! amazing job, hun!

Tammy said...

I'm just as excited today for you too!
This is a fantastic card. I just love all the details.
You rocked it girl!!
Great LO too.

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Jessica!! Congrats on your guest spot! How fun for you!! :)

Kris said...

I love the elegant look of your card!!! very very beautiful!!! LOVE how you gave color to the embossing too!! all around fabulous card! Congrats on your guest spot again and THANK YOU for having me on the Daredevil team!!! super excited!!! =D hugs, Kris

Kelly Booth said...

So Pretty Jessica!! Love the Colors and Style of this card....
Would you believe I have NO unity Stamps???? Weird!!

AJ said...

AMAZING! this is definitely gorgeous!!! you are a fabulous addition to our team!!! :) thanks for playing with us!

Jodi C. said...

SO AMAZING!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Gabby said...

This card is GORGEOUS Jess! Love it! Congrats on the GDT! Now you know how I feel...lol! HIGH FIVE SISTAH!

WickedPixie said...

Jess, this is so elegant!! It feels like a magical book of fairy tales to lose yourself in! I know that's not the theme of the card, but it gives me that wonderful feeling!! :-)Traci

Jacquie said...

OMGosh!! Girl!! I am trying to pick my jaw up off the floor!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I mean.....SERIOUSLY?? AMAZING!!! I LOVE everything about it!! I am SO excited for you and this UNITY GDT thing!! You SO deserve it woman!! You SO rock!!! You are such an inspiration!! Can't wait to see what you create next!!!


Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Elena said...

Fabulous!!! Love the pleated ribbon! I love also the sponging and embossing! It really gives a very unique look to the card! You are amazing, Jessica!

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is TOTALLY flippin' fantastical Jess!! WOWSA!!!

NinaB said...

Congratulations on being Guest DT for Unity. It's no surprise here as you always do awesome work with their stamps. I love your monochromatic card, by the way. It's so elegant.

Darla said...

Huge congrats to you my friend! I'm happy for you. And I love your card - the pleated ribbon, the color combo, the sentiment, and what you did with the sketch. Fabulous job Jess! You do such nice work. Hugs from me....

Amy said...

Oh wow, Jess, this is awesome...so elegant and sophisticated looking!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Jess!! I love the distressing!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Need I even comment??? Seriously???

Hubby says the trip is on!!! He thinks it would be fun to go with another couple so you could do some stuff together and have more fun and then still go off on your own too!!!

I mentioned Italy and Venice and he says that would be fun!!!

My In Laws went to Holland this spring and Switzerland 3 years ago and they said both countries are really really pretty. Hubby is Dutch his mom is full blooded Dutch and his youngest brother and his wife have traveled to Holland before too!!!

What is a Frommer Guide???

Heather

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Jessica!! Love the distressing and your soft colors!! Beautiful layout and texture!! The pleated ribbon is a gorgeous touch!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such gorgeous vintageness!! I love it! Cingrats on being the Unity Guest Designer

Danni said...

Love the ribbon!! Gorgeous card!

Cassie said...

well vintage anything just makes me giddy so i think this is just uber-lovely! great use of the sketch jess! congrats again on your unity dt spot!

Kim Y. said...

What a pretty card, Jess! I love the pleated ribbon! It adds a really nice touch to this lovely card! Excellent take on the sketch!

Randi said...

So stunnin Jess!! I love the vintage style you've been rockin lately!! You made these images look gorgeous!! I think I need that background text stamp!!! And, wow, you nailed that sketch perfectly!!!! Love the ribbon!!

Randi said...

Oh, and your Ippity is on it's way to you!!!!

Jen Shults said...

This is just beyond gorgeous Jessica! I love the browns and all the gorgeous texture. :D Amazing! And huge congrats on being the Unity Guest Designer this month! That is HUGE. :D

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

WOW! This gets added to my favorites list! I absolutely adore everything about this card. from the distressed dry embossing to how you did that gorgeous ribbon. Everything perfecto!

Sandra MacLean said...

Whoa Nelly!! This is gorgoues Jess!! I mean, it really is! You know I love the colors and the distressing! Awesome job Jess!

Kelly Landers said...

Great sketch by Nikolas and a wonderful vintage card Jessica!! I just love it!!

Shesjetlagd said...

Simply Gorgeous!! Beautiful textures & elements! Totally rocked a sketch that had me TOTALLY stumped (so kinda good I was workin, wink wink, Totally JK).
Seems like forever since we had a chance to catch up. Miss ya bunches. Yuvvo!

Kim R. said...

WOW!!! This is gorgeous. It is so perfect!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

What a great sketch! I love your take on it.

Suzanne J Dean said...

This is beautiful Jess--so very elegant & pleated ribbon is fabulous!

hugz,
Suzanne