Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Going in Unity Day 4

Simple does not always mean Fast

"Oh you make Cards", my friend does that, they are beautiful. Do you do all the coloring and have the die cutting thingy.  She has a group of ladies that she gets together with once a week, they are like works of art. She loves it. Is that what you do".

I usually reply, "No I just make simple cards". I could, for example, tell them about today's card.  Technically it I only really needed to cut 4 pieces of paper, emboss the sentiment, glue everything on and add embellishments. Really 30 minutes tops. This baby took me 5 hours, numerous cuss words, and a possible divorce.  It started out nothing like this. My idea was that you could add your own message with chalk one the black board arrow, than it went to putting a bike on there, from which I colored two bikes one with pencils, one with markers, neither faced the right direction, than I went back to the chalk board idea. I ask my husband and kids, who have NO INTEREST in any of my "Scrap Crap" as they call, about 100 times what they thought. Basically they all avoiding any possibility of eye contact with me.

I made one similar for a friend who was getting a divorce and I put #newlife.  It was cute. Anyway, simple does not mean just means simple. 

Don't look back Stamp- bitty itty bitty stamp Unity Stamp company
6x6 paper- MME
Puffy Hearts- Fancy pants
chalk board arrow- Paper studio
embossing powder- zing American Crafts
Versa Mark ink
Embossed chevon paper- DCWV
Chalk Pen- Picket fences distress ink 

Don't forget to comment. You could win something.
That's right two lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the week for a chance to win a prize pack from Unity! Plus, because I do so LOVE coffee and I started out my week with a coffee themed Unity Girl Card I am giving you all a chance to win 
a Starbuck's coffee card from me.  Yes, I will be giving away two 10.00 gift cards from Starbucks.  Even if you have won the random 25 stamp grab bag from Unity in the past 6 months you still qualify for the coffee card give away.  My way of saying thank you for supporting me through the week. So come back and check out my work, leave a comment each day.  Because the more times you comment the more chances you have to win.

Thanks for looking!

Now go forth and drink coffee and enjoy the day.


  1. Love this quote! And that arrow is perfect embellishment. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. reading about the process...especially your asking your family for their opinions, as their eyes glaze over. That chalkboard arrow is such a fun idea and now I'm going to have to start looking for a similar embellishment, which I will hoard and never use. Great sentiment by Unity as well. Everything about this card is perfect!

  3. Those are the days I have to put my papercrafting away and do a different project. You did great with this simple, 6 hour card. I like how you did the sentiment!

  4. Love this sentiment. Sometimes its hard thing to do....not look back.

  5. Love this sentiment. Sometimes its hard thing to do....not look back.

  6. Fab card. Did my last comment get eaten or did I hit next instead of publish. Not so technical here....... HUgz