{8.26.2011} happy Friday

It’s Friday… Friday, Friday.

Happy day my Friends with Flair Unity peeps.

So excited to share some new Unity stamps with you.  I was inspired by the Embellish Magazine embossed flowers color challenge and I am going to let you in on a secret.  This card is SOOOOOO different from my original plan.  Ha.  I started out with the ‘home is where‘ stamp set.  I was just going to put in the corner, use the embossed flower and add the popped up heart too.  NOPE.  Didn’t happen.  Instead, I got this….

I wish I could show you how pitiful it started out.  Ha.  I just couldn’t do it.  So, off in a new direction and I started to add one thing and then layer another and then add some more.  NOT my usual method.  But once I stamped that ‘life is so good‘ itty bitty onto the tag things just started to take on a life on its own.  I colored with a blending pen, I stamped over it with ‘giving it all meaning‘ and finally topped it off with that embossed paper flower embellishment I made.  Whew.  Then I moved on to finish the card and I just kept adding something here, something there.  I ended up using part of my original card too.  It was total craziness but I adore the finished product.  Especially since I was just going to pitch everything in the beginning.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to head back to the Unity blog to visit the rest of the Friends with Flair.

stamps: home is where, life is so good, giving it all meaning {unity stamp co}
cardstock: kraft {the paper company}
die cuts & punches: bubbles and seeing spots embossing folders {cuttlebug}, heart {martha stewart}
other: blending pen {tombow}, paper flowers {bazzill}, ribbon {celebrate it!}, rhinestones

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  1. Karen B.

    This is stunning Lisa. Absolutely love your layers and little accents!

  2. Stephanie Muzzulin

    Oh my word this is beautiful!!!!!

  3. Laurel S

    Oh my goodness, gorgeous!

  4. lynn

    oh, my, LISA!–love this SO much! happy weekend!

  5. Jackie

    Wonderful card, Lisa! Love it!

  6. Shauna {SK Studios}

    ooooo what a great take on the challenge!! love the tag and that lush ribbon 😀 happy Friday!!

  7. mustavcoffee

    Hi Lisa, I think it would be funny to see all our disasters but anyway this is stunning, all the pretty details and I love that beautiful shade of ribbon, Gay xxx

  8. stampincathy

    This is just one stunning and inspiring card. I just love the colors and how the flowers just pop!

  9. Sav O'G

    This is SUPER gorgeous! I LOVE all your stamping and the flower–and your colors! OH MY! I loooooove this–totally knocked me out of my seat! LOVE:)

  10. RubyM

    This card is simply stunning.

  11. Nora Anne

    Well, this turned absolutely beautiful, even though it took a different course than you originally planned! I love the embossed flower and the pretty color combo!!!!

  12. Jackie R.

    I’m loving the rich colors and embossing! Great interpretation of the inspiration photo.

  13. b. poteraj

    WOW, that’s really pretty.

  14. sharon gullikson

    Love your color choices, missy

  15. natasha g.p.

    What a pretty card. I love it.

  16. hotwheels aka Linda

    .I love flower and the ribbon very pretty colors

  17. Lindsey

    Gorgeous, Lisa! so glad you persevered and ended up with this beauty! And topped off with a perfectly tied bow and everything.

  18. Alison

    WOW! this is stunning.. I love everything about this card.. the colors, textures, everything.. off to finish the unity hop 🙂 HUGS

  19. Annette A.

    beautiful card..love your embossing..

  20. Danie May

    This is just gorgeous! I really love how you layered everything onto the embossed background to coordinate with your flower and the beautiful stamping and colour of your main tag piece.

  21. lostinpaper

    Just beautiful, Love all those layers you created and that fab embossed flower is awesome!

  22. Jennifer mitten

    Beautiful card, love the way it turned out…

  23. Heather Flaherty

    This card is beautiful, i love your work!

  24. Jocelyn

    I adore it, too! I liked reading about your “do-over”….I have a lot of do-overs. LOL! The colors are beautiful! Such a stunning card, Lisa!

  25. Sarah

    This is gorgeous! Love the layers 🙂

  26. jen m

    This is lovely! Isn’t it funny how you can alter your original idea so much??

  27. M & D

    Have to say – not your usual card. Much busier and more layers. Where does this creativity come from? The bow says it all and the words ‘life is so good’ because it is. Life is good and your cards say it – show it – and mean it. good job!!!

  28. Emily Leiphart

    This is beautiful, Lisa! I love all the textures, layers (papers and stamps) and colours. Wonderfully done!! I’ve missed seeing Giving It All Meaning. Was actually thinking about it the other day! LOL

  29. Kary

    Hi Lisa! I think this is such a gorgeous card!! I love everything about it. Have a lovely weekend!! {{Hugs}}

  30. Janna

    oh wow, this card is honestly awesome, Lisa!

  31. Anne t

    Terrific card! Sometimes it is fun to just keep playing around and adding more:)

  32. Virginia L.

    Gorgeous design! Love the tag–it’s packed with delicious details, Lisa!

  33. Tara Bilbao

    Your card is so beautiful but when you posted the title.. that song just shattered my mind like a bad case of the runs :). – sorry – Your work is phenonemal and I love the balance of the neutral colors against the pop of fusia. Amazing card and I love your blog!

  34. Jessi

    NO THANKS for the earworm :/ Ugh. I guess what does it say that it’s stuck in everyone’s head 😛
    That aside, I love your card – the embossing & the subtle colours really popped out at me 🙂

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