Tuesday, January 06, 2009

*First Card of 2009*

I'm back quicker than I thought I would be... but it will have to be a quick post as I need to leave for work soon....

This is not one of the cards I made after work yesterday.... this is truly my first card of 2009.

I got this new stamp in the mail just after Christmas along with a few others from Unity Stamp Company. The image arrived, not as I am used to their images mounted on cling foam. This stamp had foam and this strange wood mount... almost like a piece of plywood. I was actually sure this baby would give me a good image, so right after I got the stamps, I was sitting down at my stamp table doing nothing and thought I would try it. I happened to have a piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock sitting on my table (no idea how or why) so I grabbed my Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender pad and inked up the stamp. Lo and behold, it stamped beautifully.

And I walked away to be with my family.

Then I finally had a day I felt like crafting and had the time to do it.... the test piece was still sitting on my desk so I thought "what the hell" and off I went. I used another Unity stamp from my first time purchasing from them. My colours are one of the SU Greys, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White. The three brads are Filigree Brads from Stampin' Up.

I don't know where I got the idea for this card.... but it worked! I hope it happens again!!

Thanks for coming by!
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13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Very lovely card. I have been afraid to get any Unity Stamps because of the mounting. You did an excellent job. Love the color.
Cheryl

mitch1066 said...

very nice card!Nice to see you in a better mood:)You may not feel at the centre of things anymore but how many people are subscribed to your blog mmmmm we are watching hehe.

kyllimarjaana said...

The card is very nice . Good start for new year .

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Gotta give Unity a try!
Happy New Year to you & your family Nancy. May your 2009 bring you lots of success & happiness.
Hugs,
Michelle

The Urban Chic said...

Nancy, beautiful card and saying. I hope you have a wonderful year full of blessings. I stopped by your mom's and maybe she is the inspiration I need to get back to stitching and beading my cards again. Hugs, Pat

Tracy.H said...

Great card, Nancy! Love the sentiment. :0)

Oma said...

I wish I could make a card as quickly as you did and have it turn out as nice as yours. I really like this card!

Jennifer R said...

oH MY GOSH! Absolutely love this gorgeous card and sentiment.
Nicely done!!
Jennifer R

Stamp and Smile said...

I love your first card made in 2009! YOU ROCK!! Fun lay-out and the flower brads add to it! Just FABULOUS!! Smiles... :)

nadia said...

hey girl! love the card and the quote!

Quilt Nut said...

fabulous card Nancy! love those stamps

Jessie Lubyk, said...

Very nice and simple..so simple it's elegant. TFS

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Nance;
I really love the saying on this card. Hey... do you have all the Copic's now? I would love to come and play one day! I get off work at 1:30 now. Do you still get Friday's off?