Sunday, August 2, 2015

Unity Girl Blog Hop Featuring Anna Girl


Hello, Friends!

Welcome to "Life with a Wiener Dog" and the Growing In Unity Blog Hop!  
Each stop on this blog hop features a project with a different Angie Girl stamp made by Unity Stamp Company.



To follow the entire hop, here is the order:
1.  Lucinde
2.  Laura
3.  Brittany
4.  Renee
5.  Sheena
6.  Tara
7.  Angela
8.  Maria
9.  Jen

Be sure to visit and leave a comment on every blog in the hop because two winners will be chosen to receive free goodies from Unity Stamp Company.

My card features the Angie Girl, "Anna Girl."  I admit, I was a little nervous when I agreed to be in this blog hop, because I didn't know which stamp I would receive to feature on my blog.  When I opened the padded envelope from Unity, I could't have been happier!  This stamp couldn't have been more perfect if I had picked it myself!  I loved Anna and I loved the sentiment with her even more.  I knew I wanted to make a very special card to feature her.  

This is not my usual style.  This is more of a shabby chic style and I tend to be more clean and simple these days.  However, I was very happy with this card when it was finished.  It was also fun to break out the doilies, clothespin, wooden hearts and thick bakers twine to embellish this special image!  

Everything revolved around the colors of the polka dotted paper in the center, which I knew would provide a perfect color scheme for this card.  From it, I chose the colors to use to color Anna and the matching card stock and embellishments.  After coloring Anna, including her finger and toenails, I fussy cut her out (Can you believe it?!!) and used a rectangle stitched die to cut out my sentiment.  The stitching around the edges added just enough of an embellishment to help the words stand out.  I also colored the word "love" in the sentiment to make it stand out, since it is the most important word in the sentiment and matches Anna's hearts and the wooden hearts on the card.  
The doilies, clothespin and hearts helped to achieve the comfortable, at home feel I was looking for in my card.  I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Thank you to Unity Stamp Company for the opportunity to share such a special stamp set with all of you!  Be sure you continue on today's blog hop by visiting Maria's blog, Ria Creations, after you leave me a comment to be eligible to win a prize from Unity Stamp Company.  

   


I am also entering my card in a couple of challenges.  First, The Friday Mashup Challenge was to create a square card using the colors pink, gray, and sky blue.  Those are my main colors and my card is a square.  I am also entering it in Virginia's View Challenge #17 which is to add embellishments to your card or project.  The challenge actually says, "Decorate, decorate and decorate" and I decorated, decorated and decorated this card!  

Happy Stamping!


I used the following products to make this card:

Anna Girl Stamp Set by Unity Stamp Company
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Copic Markers
Pure Luxury White Card Stock by Gina K
Sahara Sand and Basic Black Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Flair Cut and Paste 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye
Square Frames and Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Smoky Slate Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up
Small Black Clothespins by The Paper Studio
Tea Lace Paper Doilies by Stampin' Up
Hearts Wood Veneer Shapes by Studio Calico
Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape by 3M


33 comments:

McStamper said...

I love your card. Really like this stamp.

Tara Sell said...

I LOVE this!! You have totally inspired me to go buy Anna Girl!! Thanks for sharing :)

Patty said...

LOVE YOUR CARD!! Such an AWESOME sentiment, and equally awesome color choices!!

Martice Smith II said...

Hello Angela! Anna Girl is such a doll, isn't she?! Your coloring is awesome. I like how she coordinates with the papers. Glad to hear that you had fun with this stamp!

Lucinde said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you colored her

Laura Turcotte said...

That is a really great stamp!! Your card turned out beautifully!

mylittlecraftblog said...

You certainly chose the perfect embellishments to showcase this adorable image!!

Evelyn

Diane Kinney said...

You've done an incredible job ! It's wonderful to hear that you made a card style outside of your typical style - it's fun to develop beautiful things differently. So pretty :-)

Brandi R said...

How very sweet! Love the design and yummy papers ♥

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This card LOOKS like it was fun to make. It's really pretty and perfect in every way. Great job!

Gaylynn said...

Angela, this is very sweet. It all works perfectly together, I think. The sentiment with her is fabulous.

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty.
the coloring is great and the background papers really highlight the girl.
The twine with the clip is a fun touch.
thanks for sharing.

Tasha Freeman said...

Beautiful card!

danajohnson1218 said...

Just lovely, love your card!!

Kris B said...

Soooo sweet! Love the layout and beautiful image! Great coloring, the clipped sentiment looks amazing! Fabulous card!

Cherished said...

Wonderful image work.

Kathryn said...

What a fun card!

Kathryn said...

What a fun card!

SusieScrapper said...

Such a pretty card, awesome coloring!

ionabunny said...

I love, love that sentiment. Definitely one to live by. Hugz

Sylvia said...

Great card. I have frames that I didn't quite know how to use but now I do, thanks for the inspiration!

Karen Conner said...

You did the shabby chic style proud! The embellishments are perfect. I love the Unity stamp-you've really brought her to life!

Teresa Doyle said...

A great card Angela. You certainly paid a LOT of attention to the details which, IMHO, is so important! I mean, painting her fingernails & toenails? Seriously, I thought I was the only one who would do that! LOL Terrific job!

Ruby said...

Stunning card. Love the stamp.

Sweet April said...

Lovely card,full of beautiful details,colors and inspiration.

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful card!

Team Clark said...

Thanks so much for sharing your project, it's amazing!!!

Kelli Haglund said...

Love your card and you did a great job coloring. Glad you liked the Angie girl I sent you :)

Maria Levine said...

Wonderful job! Love your layers and those dollies! Thanks for hopping!

Guadalupe Galvis said...

I love the card all the colors work really well together

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...fabulous card. Love your sweet little lady and your coloring is fabulous.

jengd said...

Great card- perfect image for the shabby chic embellishments. I agree, I was definitely nervous about what was going to be in the envelope but it was great. :)

Amy Kunkle said...

Great card, I love the layers of paper and embellishments. Really fun :) Thanks for joining in our challenge at the Friday Mashup!

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