4/29/11

Day 5 of GIU ;(

Today is my last day to be the GIU gal;( I'm very sad, I have enjoyed this so very much! Each and every comment has brought a little sunshine and a smile to my life this week, THANK YOU to those of you who have been so kind to me :)

The last two days outside of my little bloggy world have been fabulous! The kiddos and I took an overnight field trip to visit one of my girlfriends that lives down by Madison. I enjoyed time with some friends playing cards and was able to meet up with one of my childhood friends and take her out to lunch for her birthday <3 On my way home I stopped by my friend Pam's store in Baraboo and picked up a reconditioned Sihloutte for a steal of a deal! Thank You Pam! I think I'm about to enter a whole new world of die cutting, so excited :D

Now I'm home and very sleepy so my grand plans of having a fabulously altered wall art piece to share with you have failed miserably. The rain also hindered my plans for this too since I needed to spray paint the frame before I altered it.... (excuses, excuses, blah, blah, blah). So you will just have to wait till next week to gauk at it, because it will be extrodiare, lol! Alright I think the sleepiness might be making me a bit loopy, I hope you are all laughing at me right now like I am, hahaha! Ok, on with the project already, you say...

Squirly Girl Creations presents you...



I am very pleased with how this card turned out. I was a little leary because these are not my usual color choices and I have this little fear of stamping directly on pattered paper, shhhh don't tell. I with my recent counceling sessions I may have conqoured my fear, lol! I hope this card helps you see just how versitle all of your Unity stamps can be.

To make this beauty I used:
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (KOM October 2010) and picnic blanket background stamp
Tools: Fiskars triple-track trimmer, Spellbinders circles, Ek Success border punch
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Stella Rose 6x6 collection), WorldWin (Black and grey)
Embellies: Jolee's hotfix crystals
Inks: Copic, Momento and Ranger-TH distress

I hope you have all enjoyed my week as GIU gal and have become one of my new followers. Sorry about the long post tonight (you can't make me go! Do you see me kicking and screaming like a 3 year old here??). If you have a blog leave me your addy and I will hop over and become a follower of yours :)

Till next time,

16 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors and layout. Thanks for all the inspiration this week.

Sarah said...

Love the colors. Love the card. It's hard to change things up sometimes from our normal colors, etc we use...but I know I learn to stretch a bit and grow in my stamping when I do something different. Thanks for sharing with us this week...now to find some down time to create. :-)

Sarah said...

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Erin said...

Great job this week~ Love the final card :)

mommyfink said...

You did great stepping out of your comfort zone Becky!!!! Love how it turned out and I can't wait to see your "extrodiare" altered wall art!!! No pressure! LOL

Hugs!!!!

Carol said...

Great job in spite of sleep deprivation! Awesome score on the Silhouette, happy cutting! Come by and visit my blog at

www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jillisgram said...

I'll be back again to see you altered wall art. It's been fun visiting with you this week and seeing all your lovely cards.

Gwen said...

Very cool card, love that bird!

beadz said...

Another great card! Thanks for all of the inspiration this week!
hugs,
Gini

Victoria said...
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Victoria said...

Totally love the birdy again.... Your colors are great together. I love how the orange bird stands out and yet you don't lose the blue background. Adore the edge with the ripped book page strip.... One of my personal faves!! Great card. Glad u enjoyed your week. So did I!! I'll keep checking up on you!! Thanks for making me aware of your genius!! Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!!! Happy creating!
Had to erase forgot to give you my blog addy!

Www.stampinkcrafts.blogspot.com
Hugs!!

Maria Levine said...

Awe, this is fabulous! Love the bird and distressed look! Nice job.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE this card! I love the masculine feel--but the bold yellow makes it perfect for anyone! And that birdie--LOVE LOVE LOVE! Great border punching and adding of embellies:) YOU ROCKED GIU!!! HOOOOORAY! Congrats on a great week! <3

Angie Blom said...

awesome card. love the layers.

Renee VanEpps said...

I am a follower of yours now! I am new to blogging and have not thrown myself into it yet, but I would love it if u followed mine, it's http://www.luvthisscrap.blogspot.com
thanks!

jazy1m said...

Great card Becky. Love the colors. Hope you got some sleep. Wish I had all your energy.