{3.22.2011} take two day two

Take Two Week Day 2!!!

So happy you are joining Emily and I for day 2 of our Take Two Week.

I just wanted to take a second to welcome those new to my blogland.  I enormously enjoyed reading all your comments from those new and old yesterday.  Thank you so much for coming to visit!

For those new, I thought I’d share a tad about ME!  Lol.  I am on the design team for {ippity} by Unity.  I LOVE this company and when Em and I started planning this week, we were really doing it just for the LOVE of Unity.  When Angela found out about our little plan, she offered up 5 stamp sets for us to give away in addition to Emily’s Growing in Unity prize.  Isn’t that amazing.  If you are new to UNITY, you will fall in LOVE too.  The quality of these stamps are fantastic and the designs are so unique and original.  Plus, we are all a BIG family.  Angela, Unity’s hard working employees, the design team members and the customers have such a fabulous little community.  I treasure them all.  If you’d like to check out our little community, visit the SCS Unity Forum.  Always a fun time in there.

Well, I guess that wasn’t anything about me.  Ha.  I’ll have to share tomorrow so this little post doesn’t turn into a novel.

Today we are using the My Dear Unity Stamp set.
PLUS, It is on SALE right now for only $18, such a great deal!!!

This vintage type of set is generally not my style, but I wanted it to be when I order it.  Ha.  For a bit, I tried to force myself into a shabby chic and vintage style.  I had some successes and some not so successful.  But now I am learning how these beautiful stamps can work for my clean and graphic style.  This has joined my MOST favorite cards pile,  it will be hard to part with.  Heehee.  I hope you like it too.

I used the text background in some Versamark and that GORGEOUS rose layered in the blossom die cut.  I colored the center with just a touch of color.  And last, the sentiment comes from the to the moon and back kit.

Click the button below to check out what EMILY has up for today too!!!

Make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win a My Dear stamp set!

Did you notice my little watermark???
I have them for sale HERE!  Plus, I’ll be giving away 2 watermarks from comments left this week.

stamps: My Dear, to the moon and back {unity stamp co}
die cuts: blossom {spellbinders}
other: colored pencils {prismacolor}, Versamark

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  1. Jen W.

    This is gorgeous! I love that layered flower and the soft colours. So glad you guys have embarked on this project or I might never have found your blog. 🙂

  2. kate

    Gorgeous card, love this stamp set. Its great to see how differently you used the stamps :0)
    Kate x

  3. Angela H.

    Love the layers! This is just the way I’d like to use a set like this — so clean and pretty!

  4. Smita

    Gorgeous colors! Love the card (though you say it isn’t your style, maybe you could have shabby chic as the second in line 😉 )..


  5. lynn

    oh, sooo pretty, lisa! i love everything!

  6. StampinCathy

    This is just gorgeous Lisa! If I get this set…will your creative and inspiring MOJO come with it? The colors, layout and embellishments are amaZING!

    1. dahlhouse designs

      lol, just for you cathy, I’ll slip some in if you win!

  7. Emily Leiphart

    This is stunning, Lisa! I LOVE the way you layered that rose on the blossom die cut. The subtle texty background, pink ribbon and label for the sentiment are all so perfect!!

  8. Karen B.

    Lisa this is just beautiful, I think you should do shabby and chic more often! Love the colors and the layout.

  9. Anne T

    Love the colors and style of your card!! I like that you stamped in the same light brown color for your flower and then colored it in. Awesome!!

  10. Jennifer Roach

    You did great with the vintage stamps. I love the colours and the design of this card 🙂

  11. StampJourney

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you merged the vintage images with your signature style!

  12. Emily Keaton

    Oh, I love how this card has a totally different feel from Emily’s card! The layering you did is just lovely. And those colors are gorgeous. 🙂

  13. inkthisstampthat

    Gorgeous card! I love your color scheme. It’s fun to see how the same stamps can be used so differently. Beautiful!

  14. angie blom

    WOW.. gorgeous card Lisa.. I just love this stamp set.. I love how you layered the flower dies with the image.. just amazing!

  15. Jessica B.

    this is so pretty! love the layout you used, and the way you layered the stamp, so interesting!!

  16. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Omg this is Gorgeous just love how you layered the stamped image such a neat idea!!!!!!

  17. Shauna {SK Studios}

    oh my goodness, I am super loving that layered flower! SO cool 😀

  18. sunghee

    oh my goodness. this is so pretty! love the color combo. soooo beautiful!

  19. maria levine

    Beautiful card. Love your stuff. Great idea with this, gotta loven Unity.

  20. Rachel B

    I love how you did the flower image! Very cool!

  21. Erin Noll

    love love LOVE this card!!! I too struggle with the vintage look yet adore the style (such a wanna be!) lol

  22. Toni Storie

    I really love how you were able to use this vintage style set for your clean style. Now you have me wondering about the sets I bought because they are beautiful, but are dusty because they are quite my style that I craft in! I’ll have another look and see how I may be able to adopt them 🙂

  23. Scrapcollectr57 (Cindy W)

    You did a great job with that lovely set!

  24. AnitaRex

    You’ve very much mastered the vintage style! Been following your blog for a bit actually and this week is really giving me a good reason to leave comments! :> I wanna win! :> I really enjoy how you pair stamps and pp all the time and find myself inspired by it!

  25. Lindsey

    I LOVE how you highlighted the rose portion of the main image, then brought it out with just a touch of colour! I love this stamp set, too… but I don’t want to buy it because I’m pretty sure I’d never figure out how to use it! On the other hand, if I _won_ it… 😉 Gorgeous card, Lisa.

  26. Emily Niehaus

    This is beautiful, Miss Lisa! Love how you layered the image! 🙂

  27. deborah345

    I love love this card, simple and shabby chic at the same time, one doesn’t see that style together and this one pulled it off beautifully.

  28. Bonita

    What a beautiful and unique card! The way you created the flower is breathtaking and so creative!

  29. Sarah M.

    That layered flower is such a good idea that I’m going to have to run out and try it RIGHT NOW.

  30. Lynn D

    love the layered, stamped blossoms…so beautiful!

  31. Wendy ten Hove

    Gorgeous flower, Lisa! Love how you used that and in such pretty colors!! Love your watermark, matches the banners on your header, pretty! I haven’t discovered myself yet how to add one, but I’m still learning, so probably one day I know how, ha ha!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  32. Denise Bryant

    Pretty card! Love the soft colors!

  33. Rona

    Oh wow I love the way you layered that stamp!!! Gorgeous! beautiful soft colors and layout design!! love your style girl!!

  34. Lisa Henke

    gosh….Lisa this is beautiful! love what you and Emily are doing…so fun and fantastic!

  35. Lynne in NI

    oh wow, what a stunning flower!!!

  36. Julie Lacey

    Lisa, I just love this little hop you and Emily are doing…fabulous creation! 🙂

  37. Gwen

    OH! THIS is gorgeous! Love how you’ve used this set! Pretty colors and awesome layering!

  38. Eva

    My Dear Lisa, this is just GORGEOUS…love how you used the Spellbinders to create the flower affect…simply AMAZING…Love ya girlie, so glad you guys are doing this take 2!

  39. Dorothy C.

    This card is so pretty! I really like the stamp set.

  40. carisa

    oh this is absolutely stunning! love the big banner.

  41. Terry

    Love your card…great color combo! TFS

  42. Tejal

    Just perfect..a set like this demands something perfect and this is it! love the layering ! Stunning is what I would say!

  43. Laura

    clean & simple vintage….. nice

  44. Marilyn

    WOW!!! Love the die cut you used for the rose and the different layers–beautiful!

  45. Natasha G.P.

    I love the old fashioned feel of that card. Nice job.

  46. Sharon Gullikson

    What pretty, muted colors you used. Nice. Who wouldn’t love to get that?

  47. B. Poteraj

    What a beautiful card. Hmmmm, Mother’s Day is coming up soon.

  48. Sav O'G

    OHHHH! This is gorgeous! I love the colors–that flower–and the sentiment on the side! This is FABBBBY! I love your style–you and Emily are FAB!

  49. Carol B

    Wow! That card has such a soft, vintage look, I love it!

    Carol B

  50. roslyn

    I love how you used the stamp and layered the flowers. You totally made the stamp work for your style!

  51. mustavcoffee

    Hi there, this card is fabulous love the delicate colours and vintage works really well here:0) xxx

  52. Val P

    Love what you did with this stamp, the vintage set is just lovely!

  53. Patricia

    Oh! It is so pretty! I love the flowers! I feel the same way about vintage as you do…I would love to be more vintage but I end up being more of a clean cut paper crafter. I do love the vinatge look though!

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