Friday, March 20, 2015

Hanging with some "Friends with Flair"

Stamp Set: You Color My World from Unity Stamp Co.
Hello.  Did the mad dash to create a card for today's Friends with Flair at Unity. I love Fridays!! I especially love being able to meet so many wonderfully talented artists. They provide me with a great deal of inspiration, and I very much look forward to seeing their creations.  

Stamp Set: You Color My World from Unity Stamp Co.
Today's card features the sentiment stamp from Unity's itty bitty collection called You Color My World.  Yes.  It is an extremely simple card.  I simply grabbed one of my heart nesties and used a paper piercer to punch holes around it...trying my best to keep the holes symmetrical.  Then, I added brads to the holes.  Since I hoarded collected brads in a wide variety of colors when I first discovered paper crafting...back when brads were "all the rage"...and have loads of them in my stash, I thought it was high time for me to finally put them to good use.  Not very chic or trendy, but it allows me to use what I have.  Up side?  I am doing exactly what I set out to do since rediscovering this hobby...enjoying and appreciating what I have and not spending money until the items I have are used up. (: Winning!! :)  Yes, I am proud of myself for sticking to my guns and using what I have before buying new crafty stuff...unless it's Unity rubbah of course. ;)

Stamp Set: You Color My World from Unity Stamp Co.
I am also going to enter this card into Anya, Oddies, and Others: Anything Goes for March.  If you haven't been by their wonderful blog, you should pop on by, you won't be disappointed.  They have some lovely Unity inspiration, as well as beauties from other fabby stamp companies.  You should add your Unity creations and play along! Well, I am heading out of here.  I hope you have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!  Thank you for dropping by.  I do appreciate it! :)

Hugs and Smiles,


  1. This is so beautiful and elegant Carolyn I love all
    the rainbow colors on the heart wonderful design
    I am also your newest follower I hope you will
    come follow me.I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    and a wonderful weekend DIANA L.

  2. I loVE your brad filled heart. I too have a {big} collection of those little guys in my stash. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    {I spotted you on Unity FWF today}
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  3. Carolyn, this is wonderful!!! LOVE the pretty heart of brads. Great use for them and love that you are using your stash. I am *trying* to do that, too, but I still keep spending.... Ha! This card is so bright and cheery. I just love it!!!
    Hi from one of your Friends with Flair! :)
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. Gorgeous. Love the innovative use of brads. Saw you on FWF.

    Craftisan Studios
    Design Team Showcase

  5. I am in love with your card! Sometimes, the most simple card is all you need to make a masterpiece.

  6. Your card is SO creative and I'm in complete awe!! It's a brilliant way to use up those brads we've all collected through the years! I love the splattered background with that colorful sentiment and big beautiful bow! I absolutely LOVE this card! Thanks for leaving such a warm, and thoughtful comment on my blog too - you made my day! Really!!!

  7. Love this design and the beautiful color that pops, Carolyn. Awesome card.

  8. Carolyn, Thank you so much for adding your beautiful Unity heart card to the Anya, Oddies and Other monthly challenge. We so appreciate you giving us a shout out on your blog as well!! You rock! Hope to see you again with your Unity projects!

  9. Very cute and colorful and great way to use up brads.

  10. OMG, I just LOVE your adorable card and how you used brads to make that cute heart! I too have more brads than I ever thought I would use and thanks to you and your pretty card I now have lots of ideas for using some of my stash!

  11. Yikes this is awesome! I didn't get to visit my FwF pals over the weekend so I wanted to stop by and say hi today. Love this heart shaped, colorful design, Carolyn! Hope you're having a great week. xx Donna K