Friday, March 17, 2017

Growing in Unity Day 5: Incredi-bowl!

The other GUI gals are right--this week goes by so fast!! Wow, already day 5! Don't forget to comment on each post from this week for a chance to win a Unity grab bag!

Today is my fourth annual 29th birthday (kidding! I proudly claim 32) and the stamp kit I used today is one that evokes childhood memories. Balls to You is a witty stamp set with cute puns and an awesome image of a bowling ball and pins.


My grandpa was a very important person to me when I was a little kid. He bowled in leagues and he introduced me to kid leagues. I loved bowling! I still do, but I didn't keep up with it through the years. It's an every-now-and-then sport for me but I have so many fond memories of spending time at the lanes with him.


My sentiments are a little crooked (whoops!). Anyone else run into that problem when stamping without a Misti/stamp tool? It looks like I'm placing it straight and when I pull the stamp up, sure enough, it's slightly crooked...


I stamped the image and sentiment with Staz-On and used dye ink to watercolor the image. I added some splatter to the ball itself and around the image. I had to give the bowling ball something extra, so I used Glossy Accents to add shine and dimension. I kept the traditional bowling (primary) colors for this card and used sparkly red cardstock for the matte.

That's it for my week! I can't believe it's over but I've had a blast sharing my Unity inspired creations and I hope you enjoyed checking them out! Fingers crossed that after this week I'll actually keep up with a blogging schedule. It's fun and a great way to schedule regular craft time.

Thanks again for visiting!

15 Comments:

At March 17, 2017 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Dorothy Green said...

Thanks for sharing your memories that this card evokes: makes me appreciate it all the more. Love the effect you did on the bowling ball- it gives it a more 3-D effect. This is a great card. Thanks For sharing your cards this week! :)

 
At March 17, 2017 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Moongirl said...

Happy fourth annual 29th birthday! These cards are so cute!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 10:40 AM , Blogger Jennifer Scull said...

I would have never noticed crooked sentiments had you not said anything. looks great!

Happy Birthday to you and thank you for the lovely trip down memory lane as you remember fun times spent with your grandfather at the bowling alley. :) have a great day celebrating!

thank you for the inspiration all week! :)

 
At March 17, 2017 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Beth F. said...

These cards are fantastic! I love the watercoloring background behind the image and sentiment. Happy birthday to you!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Denise Hartley said...

What a fun card. The colors are great and the glossy accents and splatters were great touches

 
At March 17, 2017 at 10:44 AM , Blogger krich said...

I absolutely love this card!!!!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM , Blogger sharon g said...

I like the background, how it looks like the ball just smashed into the pins. NICE job.

 
At March 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM , Blogger SHELLY LINDGREN said...

Thanks for sharing! Love how you did the bowling ball. Fun card!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Valerie said...

Your cards are so cute! Love the different sentiments. Great idea to use glossy accents on the ball. Well done this week! I enjoyed it :)

 
At March 17, 2017 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Dale Sue said...

Do memories result in cards or do cards make memories? Your grandpa would love your card and I do too!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 6:31 PM , Blogger Lisa Burke said...

Great play on words and images Unity- awesome execution Bri for a great card!

 
At March 17, 2017 at 11:05 PM , Blogger Mildred Pena said...

Aww so much fun!

 
At March 18, 2017 at 4:27 AM , Blogger Mary Johnson said...

Thank you for sharing your cards with us this week. Good luck on your blog!

 
At March 18, 2017 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Denise Bryant said...

Fun stamp set and a great set of cards!
Happy Birthday to you! Mine was the 16th... and I have had *way* more 29ths than you!
Thanks for a great GIU week!

 
At March 19, 2017 at 2:26 PM , Blogger Rebecca Yahrling said...

Fun card!! Thanks for a lovely week.

 

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