Friday, October 8, 2010

FWF Blog Hopping at Unity

Hello! Let's start with a frugal tip, shall we? Frugal tip #38: Before you put a coat away, stick some cash in a pocket. What a nice surprise a year later when you reach for it and you find fun money!

Starting around 11am EST, join in the fun at Unity's Friends with Flair Blog Hop. Everyone loves comments but if you see a flashing Unity blinkie that says "You found it!" be sure to leave a comment there and you'll have a chance to win a fun collection of stamps. Good luck!

I'm posting my two latest cards in the challenge marathon (a total of 23 before Oct 16th). To find out more about how you can participate head here.

I'm having fun with my first Ippity stamps. I used "Music of My Heart" on both cards because it's so versatile. Love that! The first card also uses the love birds from Unity's July KOTM and lots of fun embellishments, like that Tim Holtz keyhole and rhinestone brads and hearts. Can you guess that this was my submission for the Ribbon Challenge?



The second card was for a Shaped Card Challenge. I used the sheet music stamp to make a bird cage. I had to "wing it" (no pun intended) to create the top of the cage. I think the Copic marker helped define it. I masked the bird and added a little rattan edge for the table that the cage sits on and some hemp string in holes I punched on the side with a scalloped border punch. I needed something for the finial at the top of the cage so I just turned a rhinestone heart upside down and voila, problem solved!



Thanks for looking. You can find the list of goodies used on these cards in my SCS Gallery.

Have fun hopping!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

18 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Cindy,

Love your cards here!!! The music is very pretty with it, and those two birds are very cute! Love the colors that you used and the big birdcage shape is wonderful!
Hope you'll enjoy your day!

Hugs, Wendy

Bogner's said...

I love the first card with the key hole! Goes perfect! Thanks for the frugal tip too! Gonna have to do that at the end of this winter!

Erika said...

These are gorgeous. Love the birdcage card. TFS

Martha said...

oh I love them both.

4guysandagirl said...

Love them both!!! :)

Carolina said...

Oh are these every stunning!!! Happy Friday to you!

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. these are both stunning. love the keyholes.

jo said...

Lovely cards Cindy!

Katrina said...

oh Cindy...both of these are great!!!!!! hugs, Katrina

JenMarie said...

Ooo...these are wonderful!!!!!!!! WOW!!

Anne said...

Terrific cards!! I love what you did with the ribbon on the first one, especially around the circle!

Lori said...

Beautiful job with this Unity kit!

FibreJunky said...

HAHAHA!! I can't tell you how many times I've found money in my coat pockets, even years later. It is always such a wonderful surprise!!

You used some of my favourite stamps today. Love to see cards with music stamps!

Victoria said...

I love music as background but what you have done w/ it is outstanding!!! I love your designs and your art!!! Love it!!!!! Way to keep the creativity flowing!
Yours in craftiness,
Victoria

lynn said...

these are both so creative, cindy! happy weekend!

Ladybugz Creations said...

These are so amazing and great love them both sorry I am so late but wanted to say WOW. Great artwork and talent. Enjoyed visiting you

Judy said...

Gorgeous and unusual cards, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creativity

the whimsical butterfly said...

HOLY CUTENESS!!! I LOVE IT. LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!