Thursday, February 10, 2011

White Out...

Ok, so it's SNOWING again in Smashville.  Like, ground covered, cars in ditches, scary stuff....because really, it should NOT be snowing here!   Garrrrr I am SO over winter, and for my IL friends who keep saying "well, at least you don't have 30 inches, LOL."...VERY true, but let's not forget that I uprooted my entire family, switched schools, took a HUGE leap of faith-(which, has been one of the best leaps EVER, just fyi ;) all of it to move to somewhere WARMER, LOL!   I guess this white stuff wants to follow me for now, haha.   No seriously?  It's crazy right?  Even my pals in TX are getting hammered w/ the white stuff.  Nuts, I tell ya!

Well, in honor of that, just as I'm a bit out of my comfort zone in this weather, I decided to step OUT of my comfort zone in terms of stamping and went WHITE backgrounds and cardstock bases for my TWO projects today!

I got a LOVELY envelope of Unity goodies this week in the mail and could not WAIT to play!   So the first card I have uses a new "Itty Bitty" called "Sweetest Day" which is by one of our co-brands, Jillibean Soup!  LOVE this adorable little berry and couldn't wait to color it up!

 The adorable twine is from the Twinery in Maraschino!

The next card I have was SUPER simple but I LOVE this butterfly so much, also from another co-branded Jillibean set called "Blossom Soup"  ;)  ADORABLE!  I stamped the clouds in the background with the new Marina Mist inkpad from Stampin Up and I really like that blue!  I then popped up the butterfly on some Echo Park DP and adaded some bling.  The sentiment is from ANOTHER awesome Itty Bitty just released from Unity, "Dream Big".

SO, how'd I do w/ the white space?  SOOO not me, but I think I could do it again, what do you think?

As for Unity, we have a TON of new releases, including the new February Kit of the Month!  I'm sure the girls have some serious eye candy for you today, so I'll letcha keep movin'!  Time to head over to my girl Jimmis' blog to see what SHE has in store for you!
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Until tomorrow, peeps!
DREAM BIG...and MAKE LIFE SWEET!  xoxo




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25 comments:

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Love the strawberries!
Wishing it was summer already.
Thank you for sharing :]

Cara said...

Hey, Jess!! Gorgeous cards as always. Wanted to stop by and say hi and tell you that I saw your card in a magazine last night!! Wooo Hooo, way to go rock star :o)
Hugs,
Cara (enjoy the snow day!!)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just promise me you will never take a leap of faith and move to AZ...lol lol lol... you will TOTALLY regret it... the summers here are BEYOND brutal... yes, no snow... but the summers can kill you! LOL!! I love love love love the card! LOVING the twine! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Peggy said...

Sweet cards Jess! And you did goooood with the white space! I think we are all having issues with the weather this winter. The high today here is going to be 49 degrees! Just, so not right!! Hugs!

Angie Blom said...

How yummy is that stamp. I love love that line that Jillibean soup has out.. I really need it..haha.
This weather thing is just so strange.I hope it melts and gets back to normal soon for you. hugsxx

margie c said...

Cute cards! I'm liking the white - on the cards :)
Crazy weather! I think the South has has more snow than us, but then again, the Island is always on the borderline and always catches the least of all storm :) Sorry ;)
Stay warm and snuggly!
hugs, margie

Ramsey said...

Eeek! Sorry 'bout all the snow! I bet Nashville is beautiful with snow, though! We have a lot here in Wyoming too, but that's not a huge surprise! It will be here until May or June!

I think you did amazing with the white base! Cute cards! Love that strawberry! Stay warm, sweets!

marilyn said...

LOVE your cards--you inspired me to make a strawberry card!

Jennifer Shults said...

Those are just fabulously CAS girl!! I LOVE them!!! Really you have done an amazing job with both!

jmahugger said...

I think you did an awesome job Jess on the white. Love both of your cards!!

Gwen said...

Longing for spring in MN, too! Hang in there, it'll melt! Love your cards, you did an awesome job with the white backgrounds.

Pamela said...

Great cards, as always! :)

Lisa said...

You rock the white space! And I love that strawberry...

Martha said...

both cards are adorable!

Sandie said...

I'm not good at white space.. but you did great with it. Well done.

StampinCathy said...

Awesome cards and just love the white space. Hope you are staying warm in this Snowville snow. It's unbelievable!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hey girl I LOVE your ADORABLE work!!

Paula said...

Beautiful cards!

sharon g said...

I LOVE the strawberry card. I like how you colored it in...

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

These are both so sweet Jess!!!!

Sammi said...

Very sweet ... lovin the white!!
Hope the snow stops soon for you!
You can always uproot again and move downunder lol!!

Lydia said...

OMG so sweet!! I love em! Embrace the space baby!

And seriously - is it summer yet? Your strawberry gives me hope!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS...and I am SO SICK OF THIS DANG SNOW!! Seriously, ENOUGH!! Today is a GORGEOUS day here, I wish you felt better so you could enjoy it!

Tasha said...

OMG these are amazing Jess, youare totally rocking the CAS style
love tasha xx

Tasha said...

OMG these are amazing Jess, youare totally rocking the CAS style
love tasha xx