Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween night has come to an end, our son is in bed and we're having some wine before turning in for the night. We're exhausted! The little guy was so excited after dinner but once we left the house he became entirely bashful and didn't want to do any of it. It didn't help that someone brought along their dog without a leash and it kept jumping up against our son. He was scared after that. After we convinced him that he couldn't get any chips or gummies (his favourite treats) without visiting the other houses, he decided to participate. My husband and I ended up carrying the little dinosaur more than half the time! "Trick or treat!" soon turned into "Next house!" LOL

Here's a little card (4.25" squared) that took only 30 minutes to whip up. It features Pink Cat Studio's Itty Bitty Bobby in a dinosaur costume which was perfect for my son! The sentiment is from the large rubber set Itty Bitty Halloween. I love the way Emily Niehaus draws her whimsical borders and I thought I would try it here with one of my new Copic liners. I also added crystal effects to the dinosaur eyes and teeth.

I don't normally share personal photos on my blog but I thought this photo would be fun to share. It was a cold, cold night. Even though we were all bundled up, our hands and feet were pretty cold at the end of the night. It was fun though! We laughed whenever the big tail bounced down all the steps we encountered, which was a lot. I hope I'll see this little dinosaur running around the house for a while the same way he did last year with his panda costume. Well, it's time for me to inspect the loot so it's safe for eating in the morning! Good night, everyone.

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Bobby - Dinosaur Costume; Pink Cat Studio Itty Bitty Halloween; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Copics; Copic Multi Liner Sepia 0.3; Stampin' Dimensionals; SU Crystal Effects

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend has been superb so far. Have you attended any Halloween parties and are the kids all excited about trick-or-treating tomorrow night? My son's super excited because he can say "trick or treat" now but he might also sing "smell my feet" and stick his foot up in the air, too! LOL

I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafting time today and made this super clean and simple card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #53. My card features one of the holiday images from Unity's October KOTM. (Sometimes I ask my husband which photo to post and when he saw 'KOTM' he said, "King of the Mountain?" He designs bikes, is a cycling fan, and that is one of the common acronyms used in the big races. Too funny!) I wanted this image to shine on its own, pun not intended. I stamped it three times on textured burgundy cardstock, white cardstock and Amber Ink plaid. Then I coloured in the sentiment with a white gel pen, cut out the coordinating pieces and added Stickles to the strings. If you look closely, you'll see an extra black mat underneath the image. Originally, I had burgundy and plaid mats covering the entire card but it was too busy. Once I took the background away, the card felt right. Then I added the bling and ka-chow! LOL I couldn't resist that one. It's from the Pixar movie Cars. My son's too young to see the movie but we have some of the books. When I read the books to my son and accidentally leave it out, he makes sure to remind me, "Mama... ka-chow!" ;)

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Black Onyx cardstock & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; AC textured burgundy cardstock; Amber Ink iPaper - Schoolgirl Plaid - Fire and Ash: Tiny; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen; Ranger Black Diamond Stickles; SU 3/4" circle punch; SU Basic Rhinestones; SU Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happenings of the Heart

Hello! I thought it might be fun to do a random post once in a while, especially when I haven't had time to craft. Today's post will start with some announcements earlier this week that thrilled me! Did you see who won Wplus9's Color Cue {8}?

That's me! I couldn't believe my eyes. It's my first challenge win and I couldn't be happier! :D

Then I got an honourable mention for this Unity card in Play Date Cafe's One-Year Anniversary Challenge! Two toots for me this week. I don't mean to gloat. It's been a big week for me craft-wise! ;)

All this good news couldn't have come at a better time. Our poor little fur baby Pit'r hasn't been well. She had an adverse reaction to her last bout of chemo and had massive open sores on her chin. The antibiotics they put her on caused major bowel issues so we've been dealing with that over the past two days. It hasn't been fun cleaning up after her and last night we had to lock her away so we wouldn't wake up to yucky stuff all over the place. This morning it finally looked like she was feeling better this morning. Thank goodness!

Our dryer also decided to stop working this afternoon and the repairman won't be coming by 'til Monday. Oh, the things we take for granted! I had to hang everything that was partly dried, as well as the second load that was already in the wash. They are all hard and crispy. Ick.

Over the past several months, I had a series of unpleasant email conversations with a certain well-known stamp company and they still refuse to budge on their outrageous international shipping policy while citing the most ridiculous and illogical reasons. As one wise crafty math teacher put it, there's no way shipping should cost over 200% of the cost of the products. They even ignored emails sent by friends of mine so we decided that if they want to be exclusive then we will exclude them from our craft budget, too. This is unfortunate because we do love their stuff. Some people just don't know what is good for them!

As a treat for all this (LOL), I decided to take advantage of Unity's amazing 40% off sale going on right now and ordered five new sets (plus a sixth free one, being a Kit Club member)! I love the way Unity and the Unity family has treated me and all my friends so I will continue to support them. That holds true for all the other wonderful stamp companies I have dealt with and I'll say more on that subject another time.

I hope you've all had a wonderful week. What are your plans for the weekend? We're excited about the little guy's second Halloween! He's going as a dinosaur but he wants to carry the panda treat bag I made for him last year. Too cute. RAWR!!! ;)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Amber Ink {Hostess With The Mostess}

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I have an Amber Ink beauty to share with you today. Isn't she awesome? This Amber Girl is as fashionable as the rest. I love her perfectly coiffed hair, ruffled dress and amazing heels! Hostess With The Mostess is now available in both clear stamp and digi formats. Amber has been working on the most amazing set of iPapers to match. Not all of them are available just yet but they will be soon! This is only my second time working with digi papers and I'm addicted. I love the bubbles (so perfect for the drinks in the set) and the plaid is from a previous release. I had so much fun with the layout for Let's Communicate and that's actually what inspired today's layout! So what do you think? Will you be adding Hostess With The Mostess to your stamp collection? ;)

Sources: SU Kraft cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Amber Ink iPapers: Schoolgirl Plaid - Picnic Gingham: Tiny, Bubble Fizz - Green & Bubble Fizz - White: Tiny; Amber Ink Hostess With The Mostess; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large & Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hello, Girlfriend

This card is for the Play Date Cafe's One-Year Anniversary Challenge which is to use the colours shown at left. I thought it would be fun to play along since it's being sponsored by none other than Unity and Cosmo Cricket! I played with the same two images used in this card and came up with this. It's not my usual style but I kind of like it. I stamped the flower image three times in each of the colours required for the challenge and cut them out. Then I tied baker's twine in the same three colours. I stamped the clouds in brown, which match the sentiment, cut them out and adhered them to the card base. To finish, I added a pink rhinestone as a sort of punctuation but then I realized it would look cool if I added rhinestones in the other two colours on the other floral panels to form a visual triangle.

That's it from me today. I hope you're all having a beautiful Tuesday!

Sources: SU Kraft, So Saffron & Tangerine Tango cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured pink cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time to Laugh; SU Summer Sun, Pink Pirouette & Tangerine Tango inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; The Twinery baker's twine in Mandarin, Lemondrop & Pink Sorbet; SU Basic Rhinestones; Forever in Time gemstone stickers; Stampin' Dimensionals

RAK from Smita

Look what arrived all the way from India yesterday! Dear Smita sent me this wonderful gift just to say hello. Although the package was mangled, the contents didn't suffer too much damage and I'm glad for that since there were so many beautiful things inside. I loved this card when Smita first posted it on her blog and if you look closely you'll see cute little copper-coloured staples. That little box on the left is filled with six different colours of staples and I can't wait to use them! Some of the handmade papers are embossed and others have sparkly patterns on them. I sure hope I can do them justice! There was also a packette of beautiful flowers that I can't wait to use for vintage-style cards. Thank you so much for this amazing gift, Smita!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Warm Winter Comforts II

Good afternoon and happy Monday! As promised, I have more Unity goodness for you today. This card uses Hip Hop Sketch #30 (shown at left) and again pairs images from the October and July Kits, just like yesterday's card. I knew what I wanted to do with the circle but figuring out what to do with all those layers was a bit difficult. For the big red panel, I ended up making my own patterned paper with the hexagons from the July Kit. They are subtle because I used Versamark ink. The green panel is textured so I didn't do anything with it except add stitching. The musical paper is from last year's Jolly By Golly.

The wreath, like yesterday's lace frame, is also from the July Kit and a favourite of mine to work with. I coloured in the berries using three shades of red Copic markers. Then I cut out the wreath as seen in Believe and Season's Greetings. Then I looped some twine over the top of the wreath and attached the mittens, adding little bows. The mittens dangle freely from the wreath adding even more dimension and movement when you pick up the card.

Sources: SU Kraft, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock; AC textured green cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly paper; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time to Laugh; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versafine Versamark ink; Copics; Zig Emboss Writer; PSX Red & Malachite embossing tinsel; Hobby Hot Boss; The Twinery baker's twine in Peapod; Gutermann white thread; sewing machine; Glue Dots minis; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Warm Winter Comforts

I hope everyone had a fun weekend doing what you love most! We did a bit of house hunting and spent time with friends. I also had a bit of time to craft, and craft I did, with my new Unity stamps! Yesterday was the first time I had a chance to ink up two of my favourites from the October Kit. Today I picked two more favourites to play with which resulted in a simple yet sparkly holiday card. I love those cozy mittens and the sentiment is so fun. The scripted warm really makes it charming, doesn't it? The lace frame is one of my favourites from the July Kit and you may remember it from such cards as For You, je t'aime, Joy & Happiness, Little Dinky Doughnut Chicken Man, and Three Wishes. It works so well for those doily moments. Tomorrow I will have another Unity card for you with the same pairing but with a completely different look. Thanks for stopping by!

Sources: SU Kraft cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time to Laugh; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; SU Garden Green ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Zig Emboss Writer; PSX Red & Malachite embossing tinsel; Hobby Hot Boss; SU 1-3/8" circle punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day

Kudos to Unity for getting this kit to me in five days! I love the variety this kit offers and it has so many great sentiments. I particularly love this one since it reminds us to enjoy each day. I combined the clouds background (love it) and the flowers with one of my favourite sentiments in this kit to make this card for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge. UAC23 requires us to make a monochromatic card with a pop of colour. The frame behind the clouds was created by directly blotting my Crumb Cake ink pad repeatedly on kraft cardstock. As you know, I love simple cards and making this one gave me a few other ideas so you may see a few more cards in this style!

I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful day. We are having the most beautiful fall weather here in Toronto and it's supposed to be quite warm this week, too!

Sources: SU Kraft & Cameo Coral cardstock; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time to Laugh; SU Crumb Cake & Rose Red inks; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Darice hemp cord; Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Pumpkin

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm back with another card for Amber Ink. This one features the Happy Pumpkin digi that was offered as a freebie in early October. It was officially released on Wednesday and you can grab this little cutie here!

Several of Alice's posts inspired me to check out this fabulous tutorial on how to leave pieces of your image out of the nestie. After I finished, I realized that it's probably easier and a lot neater if my image only had one piece sticking out. That's why you see jagged tears from me forcing the two parts into the circle before running it through my die cutter. Hey, it was my first attempt and I'm just happy that I finally tried this technique! Next time it will be perfect. ;) After I die cut and coloured the image, I worked on creating a fun but simple background for it. The embellishments were part of my birthday RAK from Angela and the sentiment is from Unity's September KOTM.

Don't forget to play Aloha Friday with Amber Ink! It's fun, easy, and you just might win something! Also, Amber Ink's INKredible 21 Day Challenge is now in full swing. You have until November 10th to enter for your chance to create a set of your very own with the über-talented Amber!

Sources: SU Kraft & Tangerine Tango cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White and Black Onyx cardstock; Amber Ink Happy Pumpkin; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; Glue Dots minis & pop up relief; May Arts ribbon; Martha Stewart twine

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pink Cat Studio ~ Oct 21st Digi Release!

"Awww..." That's what I said when I first laid eyes on these adorable skating digis from Pink Cat Studio! Skating is one of the most favourite winter pastimes and I'm glad that Melissa decided to draw all sorts of skating cuties for today's release. These digis inspired me to use some cute designer paper from last year's Christmas stash.

First I coloured in the Polar Bear Ice Skating. Isn't he the cutest mitten-wearing polar bear you've ever seen? Okay, maybe he can compete with the other polar bear images Melissa created last year but this one has a big personality!

I chose the most vibrant papers based on the fact that the bear is mostly white and then I used colours that matched the papers to colour in his scarf, mittens and skates.

Next I coloured in Lily Ice Skating after choosing three other matchy-matchy papers. I left Lily's coat white to offset the brilliance of the papers and to allow her to stand out as well.

I used the same layout for both cards which were cut to 3.75" wide. The images overhang exactly 0.5" to complete a standard 4.25" wide card. Don't they look cute together? :)

As always, thank you for joining me to celebrate another Pink Cat Studio digi release! I hope that you're feeling in the mood to start skating... I mean creating. ;) Have a most wonderful day!

Sources: SU Kraft cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly papers; Pink Cat Studio Polar Bear Ice Skating; Pink Cat Studio Lily Ice Skating; Sunshine Designs CRSW004CU(lg); Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Amber Ink {Oct 20th Digi Release}

Welcome to a new digi release from Amber Ink! Today we bring you More 2 Love - Let's Communicate, a set conceptualized by Lynne Phelps who was the grand prize winner from the first ever Amber Ink INKcredible Challenge. Today is also the start of a brand new challenge where you can win your very own set, just like Lynne!

This was my first time working with digi papers and I love the convenience of them. I had the most fun browsing the iPaper store and choosing the ones I wanted. Ever since I saw this card that Sunghee made, I've wanted to play with that plaid paper! I decided to make it the anchor for today's card. First I coloured in the image and cut it out so I would know what size of circle I needed to die cut. Then I cut and positioned the individual pieces before adhering them to the circle. Lastly, I popped on the image and sentiment with dimensionals. I played around with the idea of embellishments but decided to keep it simple and let the image speak for itself, pun totally intended. ;)

I got the idea for this layout from one of my son's books, How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. You see, inspiration can be found anywhere! I hope you will play along in this fabulous challenge where the only requirements are to use one Amber Ink product and make a RAK card by November 10th! Check out all the details here. Thanks for stopping by to share my first Amber Ink creation!

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft & Black Onyx cardstock; Amber Ink iPapers: Schoolgirl Plaid - Goldenrod: Tiny, The Little Top - Spot Dot: Red & NoKaOi - Yellow Blossom; Amber Ink More 2 Love - Let's Communicate; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU 3/4" & 1/2" circle punches; Fiskars Nostalgia corner edger; Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm an Amber Ink Torchbearer!

I've only known for a few days but it was hard to contain my excitement nonetheless! I'm extremely honoured that the amazing Sunghee passed the torch on to me for October 2010. Thank you, Sunghee! I'm thrilled and excited to be working alongside these very talented ladies for the next four weeks:

Check out all the fun bios here!

We'll have new projects to show you every week beginning tomorrow! If you're new to Amber Ink, you'll want to visit their website as well as the Amber Inklings blog. I'm personally swooning over the Amber Girls digis and the iPapers!

Amber and Pam are two of the sweetest ladies I've ever met. They are talented and very hardworking. I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of Amber Ink and I can already tell it's going to be quite a ride!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday

This is my first time participating in the Just Us Girls Color Challenge. When I saw Lynn's entry a couple of nights ago, I knew I had to play along based on the colour combination alone because kraft is my weakness. It was the perfect combination to make a masculine card. I made this one for my brother-in-law whose birthday is at the beginning of December. I used the sketch from Unity's WCMD Sketch Challenge that I never had the chance to use. The sketch is amazing and so inspiring. I really wish I had the chance to play with it earlier but it's now in my sketch book so you'll probably see it used again here on my blog. :)

I loved working with this colour combination a lot and even though this is a masculine card, I could easily switch up the colours for a female! First I decided which colours I would use for each element and then impressed, embossed, die cut and stamped away. I was a bit stumped when it came to the long strip but then I found some twill ribbon in my stash from something I bought years ago. I stamped dots on that and cheered a little. :) I added an extra black circle because the kraft and creams were blending into each other a little too much. Lastly, I cut the window out of the car and popped it on with dimensionals. I love this card a lot and think it's the best masculine card I've ever made. In fact, it may be very difficult for me to give it away. I might have to make a duplicate. LOL Do you ever feel that way about a card you've made?

I'll have an exciting announcement to make tomorrow and I can't wait to share it with you!! I hope you're all having a great start to your week!

Sources: SU Kraft & Naturals Ivory cardstock; GinaK pure luxury Black Onyx cardstock; PTI Enjoy the Ride; PTI Background Basics: Text Style II; PTI Polka Dot Basics II; PTI Just the Ticket; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Crumb Cake ink; PTI Book Print impression plate; PTI Woodgrain impression plate; PTI Linen & Canvas impression plate; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large; PTI Ticket Border die; PTI Enjoy the Ride die; QuicKutz Epic Six; random twill ribbon; X-acto knife; Stampin' Dimensionals

Birthday RAK from Angela

Look what arrived in the mail today after more than four weeks! I'll tell you what happened and then I'll talk about the fun stuff. LOL If you think it's big, it is! It even says so on the ticket. ;) Angela sent me this package for my birthday (same day as hers) and after two weeks, we were wondering where it was. No doubt, we were mad at the postal service! After two and a half weeks, I was sure it was lost and then I started feeling sad. Three weeks later, it arrived back at Angela's house! :O She resent it and it's finally here. Now I'm feeling big relief and happiness. How about that fun card? The wrinkles are obviously due to the fact that it passed through the postal service three times. Hmph. What makes this story even more ridiculous is the fact that Angela only lives about a five-hour drive from me! But after all that waiting, it was nice to get this mega package of goodies that I can't wait to play with. There are Halloween goodies including twine, sparkly cardstock, scrapbooking tickets and two huge stacks of Mat Stack 4 die cuts! I'm so giddy, I can hardly type. Thanks so much for this awesome birthday present, Ang! Better late than never. :D

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Color Cue {9} Challenge

Hello, I'm back with another colour challenge card! This time it's for Wplus9's Color Cue {9}. Dawn chose soft, soothing colours (shown at left), one of which is pink since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. When I first saw this combination, I was all ooohs and aaahs but then my heart sank a little because I didn't have anything in pale pink. But wait! Or did I? I did! You'd be hard pressed to find purple in my stash and light pink would be the next scarcest colour. I happily remembered that I had light pink ink and matching ribbon which meant that was enough to play! Oh, happy day.

First I created a wreath (medallion or flower) by inking several flowers from Magical Moments, cut them out and glued them together. If you've seen some of my cards using wreaths or making things into wreaths that weren't originally, you might think that I have a little obsession. ;) I didn't like the empty space in the middle so I decided to create a bottom layer using the square background image. I added a bunch of bling, not because it needed it but because I felt like it. Since I was in a fancy mood, I decided to try this style of ribbon embellishment for the first time and, boy, was it difficult. Others make it look so easy! I had to redo the ribbon a few times before I got it to look half decent. It's not my favourite part of this card and neither is the stitching but it'll have to do. I do love the overall outcome though. ;)

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; SU Basic Gray cardstock; Wplus9 Magical Moments; SU Basic Gray & Pink Pirouette inks; SU Whisper White; PSX Snowflake embossing tinsel; Hobby Hot Boss; Forever in Time rhinestone stickers; SU Basic Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots pop up relief; Scor-Tape; SU Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon; Gutermann white thread; sewing machine; SU 1-3/8" circle punch

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Embellish Felt Color Challenge

The previous Embellish Color Challenge threw me for a loop and I couldn't put the colours together but HOORAY for Meg who won! When I saw that the current Embellish Color Challenge (shown at left) involved felt, I just couldn't resist. But have you seen the colours? I'm going to admit that I've been working on this challenge for days. Yes, days. This card evolved many times before I finally came up with something that worked and didn't look tacky. It's a very unusual colour combination with strong colours and if I wasn't careful I ended up with something for the recycling bin! LOL

I'm glad I kept trying though. Challenges are good because, well, they challenge me and I was really determined not to give up on this one. I ended up creating one of my favourite types of butterflies, with twine bodies as seen in my cards here and here. Since I had two of the required colours in felt, I used those for the butterflies. Then I used some of the buttons Meg sent me as a birthday gift to increase the colour quotient within each butterfly. Thanks, Meg!

The layout was calculated so that the yellow butterfly, pink butterfly and brown sentiment frame go from lightest to darkest on a diagonal. All the dark colours (the two pink butterflies and the brown frame) are grouped together, while the lightest colour (yellow butterfly) and darkest colour (brown frame) are furthest from each other and at opposite ends of the card. The dotted lines that anchor the butterflies were stamped in each of the three bright colours. I heat embossed the sentiment in sparkly white tinsel to complement the card base.

Well, I'm really happy that I was able to complete this challenge with some satisfaction and create something CAS in my own style. Will you be playing along? :)

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; SU Early Espresso cardstock; PTI Top Ten; PTI Fillable Frames #4; PTI Butterfly Dreams; Vivid Red ink; SU Summer Sun & Pink Passion inks; SU Whisper White ink; PSX Snowflake embossing tinsel; Hobby Hot Boss; PTI Butterfly die; PTI Fillable Frames #4 die; QuicKutz Epic Six; PTI wool felt in Harvest Gold & Raspberry Fizz; PTI buttons in Sweet Blush & Pure Poppy; The Twinery baker's twine in Lemon Drop & Pink Sherbet; Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, October 15, 2010

For You

Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a great week. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. :) Today's card may be my last card for the Unity WCMD Challenges. Have you had a chance to play yet? The deadline is tomorrow at midnight and there are great prizes to be won! The card I made here is for USCWCMD22 which is to include a handmade flower embellishment.

I didn't want to use anything that wasn't Unity or Ippity and that included dies and nesties so I decided to use one of the flower images from the September KOTM to make a 3D flower! I stamped the image once on an Ippity background and then stamped the flower twice on another sheet of ivory cardstock. I cut those two flowers out and put slits in between some of the petals. I also slightly lifted some of the petals for added dimension. I rotated the first (middle) layer approximately 180 degrees before adhering so you can see some of the longer petals at the top. The second (top) layer of the flower was placed in its original position but slightly off-centre so you can see the maximum amount of petals on all three layers.

To complete the card, I used the lace frame from the July KOTM (you know I love it) and stamped it on the background of the coral layer as well as the base layer as an accent. The card would've been too plain otherwise. I started where you see the sentiment since I knew I wanted part of it to anchor the sentiment. The other bits of lace you see poking out were randomly stamped after that first inking. This card has five layers in total.

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you a fun and relaxing weekend. :)

Sources: SU Kraft, Cameo Coral & Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity September Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Ippity Book It; SU Crumb Cake ink; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Stampin' Dimensionals