Friday, September 18, 2009

Furlough Friday and a Unity Challenge



Today was again Furlough Friday, for those of you who are wondering what that is here is the Reader's Digest version. Basically I work for the State of California and our Boss the Gov thought giving his employees a paycut would solve the state budget problems, well with that pay cut circa 15% I might add, we get the first 3 Friday's of each month off ZERO pay. There it is for you in a nutshell. I was already getting paid peanuts now well, lets just say it hasn't stopped me from enjoying my hobby, and now I have more time to dedicate to doing what I love. Now I can appreciate all my years of collecting supplies and stamps and every gadget available for this hobby that I love. Oh did I mention stamps. I have lots of those.

Well today I am going to share a card that I made TODAY, Furlough Friday for the new Unity Bachelor Broman Challenge Contest. The challenge this week is to create an invitation for a date with a guy I love or Bro...which ever I wanted. Well since the guy I love department is kind of ify in my life right now. This card is for Broman. His favorite colors are: red, black and green. He works at Unity, the resident bachelor, and he will pick a winning card each week and the winner get's some 25 stamps and some paper to play with, if you are the runner up you get some stamps to ink up as well is then in the finals for like $750 in UNITY loot of course. It sure was a tricky combo, but I think I pulled it off. It is a square petal card from Greengrocer's Brown Bag Collection. I'm not sure where you can buy these, and don't remember where I got them, they have been in my stash for over a year. I was just waiting for the right project to use them. The first picture shows it open. I used UNITY August KOTM , for the sentiment on the outside of the card and the flying heart (I love, love, love this stamp) the designer paper is also from my stash. K & Company, Christmas Cheer pad that I didn't use last Christmas. I really like the way it came out. Not Xmasy at all. I also used the Mojo 104 sketch. The second picture is the closed view of the card. The stamped part where it closes is like a puzzle. You have to close it the same everytime. My daughter was upset that I took a picture with my hand in it. I didn't want to tape the card shut so I had to close it flat with my hand. Anyhoo, that is my hand in the way there. And here is a third picture, hopefully you can see some more detail, cause it's a closer shot. I think I'm getting better in the picture taking department. I even have a cool leopardy print for my backdrop. Did you all notice that? Well I am going to keep practicing in that department, I'll be a pro in no time. Just so you know I was so busy creating this card today and posting it to SCS, I had to make sure it was here before I fell asleep. It is 1:30 in the morning and I am still fussing over this card. I will have to get my system down so I can have everything posted by a decent time, like when it is still light outside, LOL anyway until then love your wild side!


Trini

6 comments:

christina d said...

I love the card. It really came out nice! Shame the state is messing with you like that. I'm swinging more and more towards Unity every day!

Terry @ Krazy's Place said...

Love it!! Such a great card!! Wonderful job.

Sandy R said...

Cute card, Trini!! More time for stamping cannot all be bad!

Michelle said...

Very cute!

Velma said...

Your cards are so unique and beautiful! I loved looking at them.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is sooo goreous, I adore it...have a wonderful evening!

enjoy *~*