Friday, April 5, 2013

Another Friday, another Friends With Flair

Happy Friday, everyone!  The best part of my Fridays has turned out to be Friends with Flair.  I love our little Unity community and the friendships I have made.  I've been linking up with FWF for about a year now and don't like to miss a single Friday.  There's so much talent here -- and inspiration!
 
I did my usual 2-for-1 card making style again this week. I made a card, then modified it slightly, and made another almost identical one.
 
My niece turns 20 today.  Cards with teddy bears and pink bunnies just don't cut it anymore. I wanted a card that would "speak" to her.  So, what better way to reach a twenty year old than with a card with a cell phone theme?  
 

It uses the Unity stamp set, Modern Chit Chat.  I thought it was perfect for a young lady.  Tell me one young person that age that isn't attached to their phone!  I tried a new-to-me technique on the screen of the phone.  I ironed wax paper inbetween two pieces of glossy cardstock after I'd crinkled the wax paper up into a ball, then straightened it out again. I found a tutorial for it on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can find the link here.  It is very easy to do, once you find your iron and dust it off, LOL.  I inked the glossy cardstock with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China. The background papers are Fancy Pants Hopscotch.  I just love this collection.  I have about 2 inches left of this paper.  I've used it more than any collection I've ever purchased.  I used some Studio Calico spray ink in Calico White on the brown background, used a corner rounder to make a scallop, cut a notch to make a banner, and added some Stickles on the heart and some Mark Richards bling.  I hope she likes her card!

Then, I made a couple minor variations and sent this one to my BFF:


She and I do more texting and messaging than actual conversing.  Occasionally we'll email, but usually from our phones. So, you don't have to be a 20-something woman to be attached to your phone.  It happens at 40-something and 50-something, too.  Mine's next to my bed when I sleep at night.  Am I the only one so attached to my phone?  Please tell me I'm not!

There is still plenty of snow in my yard, but there are signs of spring:  robins, bluebirds, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, red-winged blackbirds, and geese have all returned to the neighborhood.  Three sandhill cranes were standing on the ice on the lake across the road from where I live this morning.  They looked like they were waiting.  Waiting for spring like the rest of us...

I'm linking this up with the following challenges:

Sweet Stamps monthly challenge -- wax paper resist
Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp -- Happy Birthday challenge
Sister Act Challenge #1

32 comments:

  1. Loving that card!! Both variations. Great job, Julie!

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  2. Hi Julie! Love these cards!! Great design and that iphone look alike stamp is just Awesome. I'm sure your niece and friend will adore their cards!! No, you are not alone ;) I text more than I talk on the phone, in fact, I could spend all day on the phone chatting (texting) or playing games. Scary isn't it? Happy weekend!!

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  3. Love both your cards. Great combination of different patterned papers. TFS

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  4. I am drawn to cards made with this stamp set, very nice choice of papers, gotta get this!

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  5. What a PERFECT birthday card! I love that stamp set and love what you did with it! Happy birthday to your niece! Thanks for playing with FWF! :)

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  6. These cards are perfect for the modern time :) I'm sure your niece would like it too

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  7. Super cute card! Love that glittery heart!

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  8. Fabulous adorable card! And happy birthday to your niece! By the way, I adore your watermark! :)

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  10. These are perfect! The first one looks like texts between my granddaughter and me. :D

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  11. Such a fun stamp set. It makes me smile!

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  12. nice layout to make someone day.

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  13. I agree with you on the friendships, Julie. FWF has brought much inspiration and many wonderful new friends! Your cards are fabulous!!!

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  14. These are so perfect for the younger folks for sure. Makes me want to get this cute stamp set. :)

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  15. I am also loving the FWF Fridays! There is sooo much talent here! Your cards are so perfect for a 20 yr old :) My 21 year old will hardly ever answer a phone call. I can text her a minute later and she texts me back (usually) within about 2 minutes! A-mazing!
    I also do alot of texting :P It is easier to text and multitask sometimes. I also sleep with my phone by my bed most nights, partly because I use the alarm on the phone as a back-up because I have on rare occasions turned off my alarm clock and partly because I want to be accessible to my kids if they need me for whatever reason.
    Anyway, thanks for all of the inspiration Julie!

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  16. Such a great card! Thanks for sharing at SACC! I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

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  17. Julie this is a super fun card. Love it!

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  18. Love the idea of that stampset! Great card!

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  19. I totally agree with you! Friends with Flair is also the highlight of my day. I have only been faithful for a couple of months, but have really enjoyed it. I too have found blogs that I now visit regularly and look forward to seeing what they create. I always love stopping by and seeing your cards. They are always so creative.

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  20. Your cards are fabulous! I'm in the minority as I rarely use my phone. It doesn't even have internet....just texting.

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  21. Both cards are great!! Your niece will love this card, it will speak her language. Having teenage boys, my phone is usually next to me when they are out and about. Talking on the phone is hard to do with young ones, so texting or e-mails are the best with family and friends.

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  22. Just so Ca-ute! Great combo of patterns, Julie!

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  23. Very cool And creative. It's been a while since I've participated in FWF. good to say hello.

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  24. Great cards! Hey, is that a new watermark? It's so cool! Love it! :)

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  25. Gorgeous card Julie :-) I love the whole design of this ,, fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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