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19 June 2012

giu (x2), day two

Welcome back to the blog! For today's Growing in Unity post, I have a goofy layout and a simple card for you. First up, a layout about my goofy boy -- give him a prop and he'll pose! Take a look:


You can read about the "kit" I used to make most of my projects this week in yesterday's post. Today, I used several stamps from this KOM on my layout -- I love the wide (almost random) variety in each kit -- so many options! By the way, I just noticed that this particular set is on sale at the moment -- for super-cheap!


I wanted to add more color to the upper corner of my layout, so I paper-pieced the banners using some scraps, while the glasses are just stamped right on my background. I know lots of scrappers fear stamping right on their layouts, but if you can stamp on a card, you can stamp anywhere -- plus, if you smudge or smear, well, that's what layering is for, right?


I also pieced the little camera for an additional colorful embellishment in the opposite corner. Simple! While I had that particular stamp set out, I made a relatively quick one-layer card:


The diamond background was pretty easy to use as a background (with the help of a stamp positioner). I added clouds from this Bella Blvd. co-brand set to house my sentiment (which, yes, is smudged a little...maybe I'll layer another cloud over it -- problem solved!).


Cute little chicks, ready to celebrate. Hope you've enjoyed today's projects, and be sure to comment today and all week for your chance to win some Unity goodness of your own. Have a great day -- see you tomorrow!

20 comments:

Sue Althouse said...

Great projects! My husband has learned if he does something goofy, it will likely end up on the Internet somewhere. I am one of those stampophobic scrappers, but trying to get over it. Baby steps.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Wonderful layout!!! I love how many stamps you manage to use on your layouts - very inspiring for me!

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Lindsey said...

Um, I'm not sure it's the layout that's goofy. :D It's really a lot of fun! Great paper-piecing. And what an awesome one-layer card! It's really only you that's going to consider the sentiment smudged. ;)

Maria Levine said...

Oh I love your layout! And the card is wonderful! Thanks so much for being our GIU girl!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your projects! That banner is cool!
DeniseB

Miriam Prantner said...

So fun! LOVE how you are sharing a layout and card each day. That banner is fabulous, LOVE!

michib said...

Two more wonderful projects - love how you are showing the versatility of doing both layouts and cards, and like you, I love the variety of stamps in the KOM.

. said...

WOW hun, these are both fantastic! I adore your LO. The picture itself is awesome and I love all of the fabulous details. Love your card too. I am feeling inspired this morning. Thanks for sharing!

Maureen Hayes said...

Oh, I LOVE the goofy layout, it made me smile!! I also like how you made the whole background of the card using stamping!! I am learning something with each post, thank you!

Amber S said...

More great projects - I love the card and LO every day! I love your scrapping style and all the embellies you layer on. I totally agree about stamping on a layout! Plus, smudging just gives it a little personality or the opportunity to layer!

Emily Keaton said...

Fun and colorful layout and a fantastic one-layer card. What's not to love here? You are rockin' your GIU week!

Carol said...

Love the layout, so clever!

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Jen said...

Your LO is super duper fun! Love the camera pieced, and your card is awesome. I love those little chicks and the background looks great!

jengd said...

I've GOT to get that banner stamp! Great LO with fun, fabu colors! Cute card too- fun background for it!

JPScraps said...

Love the card and layout. The layout is too cute.

sharon g said...

How cute. I love that he's so goofy--it makes life fun. The glasses are perfect for this project--very fitting.

B. Poteraj said...

Your limited use of colors is great. It keeps the focus on what you want to focus on. Good job.

SHartl said...

Wow, this layout is amazing! Fun colors, crazy photo and I love how you are using all those stamps! Great ideas...thank you!

Karen L said...

Wow, I love that banner and the stamps you used! I love stamping on my layout and these are wonderful ideas!

Emily Leiphart said...

OMG, are you amazing or what?! I totally love these. You rocked so many stamps on each one and neither looks busy. LOVE.