Unity Friday: Peace is a Smile

I wonder what you’re up to on this particular Friday?  Me?  I’m home today, along with an under-the-weather DS1.  It’s always pretty obvious when he’s coming down with something.  He’s our Energizer Bunny of the family, always bouncing around like a pogo stick on caffeine!  Last night at suppertime, he had this weary look in his eyes and then wasn’t very hungry for the bratwursts we’d grilled (one of his favorite indulgences).  I figured something must be up as he’d barely touched his popcorn after school either (another favorite).  After supper, he wanted to stay inside and, next thing I knew, he’d taken his shower without being asked and had put himself in bed!  Yikes!  Sure enough, he had a temperature of 101 degrees F.  No school for him today.  Poor little guy is missing the class field trip!  I’m thankful he’s only experiencing the fever & a mild stomachache so far and hoping it’s not the beginning of strep as that’s been going around at his school recently.

I did get some creative therapy this afternoon.  I was a bit worried I wouldn’t have anything to share because this morning my mojo was completely missing.  I gave myself a good dose of caffeine and now I’m wide awake and the mojo is flowing!  It helps that the sun is shining in the windows too!

I’m playing along with Unity’s Friends with Flair again this week, the usual Friday happening over there on their blog.  So fun!  I’ve got quite the Unity stash and decided a few weeks ago I’d better start using them more regularly if I am to justify continuing my subscription to the Kit of the Month Club!  Eek!  My refrigerator menu board provided the needed inspiration today, a dry erase board with a floral design on it in pinks and shades of grey.  Here’s what I came up with:

I actually stamped each of the corner flowers twice, just tilting it a bit the second time.  The diamond background image behind the sentiment was stamped in SU’s Melon Mambo first and then lightly dipped in Basic Gray.  I popped up the entire center panel to give things a little more dimension.  The stamp set I used is called Quiet Essence and I’m thinking I bought it at Archiver’s some time ago!


  • Linda Posted Friday, 05/04/2012 8:39 pm

    what a very pretty card. such a pretty color.

  • Lindsey Posted Friday, 05/04/2012 8:45 pm

    Stunning! I love how you used the flowers for the back panel, and everything is inked perfectly!

  • Ruby Posted Friday, 05/04/2012 9:04 pm

    Very pretty card.

  • Gwen Posted Friday, 05/04/2012 10:26 pm

    love, love, love your floral background!!! The colors are so great together!

  • Mary Anne / MA54K Posted Friday, 05/04/2012 11:38 pm

    Love how yo double stamped the pink background flowers!

  • Eva Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 12:22 am

    The colors you used are perfect. Your card is beautiful!

  • Jen W. Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 12:58 am

    This is gorgeous, Melissa! Love the flower frame and the double stamped corner flowers. And it's a lovely sentiment.

    Hope your guy feels better soon and doesn't get the dreaded strep!

  • Kary Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 1:37 am

    Hi Melissa! I LOVE how you used the stamp set for this card!! It's an awesome design! Love it!!

  • Shauna K Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 1:47 am

    awww hope DS feels better soon!! love the double stamped flowers- looks great!!

  • BloomingPink Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 3:05 am

    Wow…showered and put himself to bed! Ah…hope he feels better! My daughter just wanted to be rocked when she was sick (which thankfully wasn't often)…even at 13!

    Today, was the day for lots of concentrated work but nicely topped with R&R and FWF while nicely protected from the pitter patter of rain and flashes of light….a REAL spring rain.

    Before the rain, we set free the little turtle I mentioned on my blog. My free spirit just couldn't let him exist in a little 8 x 8 x 3 tub. No way. 🙂

    Cheers and again, hope this post finds your boy feeling a bit better!

  • Jen Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 3:22 am

    This is very pretty; love the double stamping!

  • JPScraps Posted Saturday, 05/05/2012 1:04 pm

    Awesome card! I just got that set so I might have to 'borrow' your idea!

  • shuggy Posted Sunday, 05/06/2012 5:46 am

    what a pretty card.

  • Crystal Posted Sunday, 05/06/2012 12:17 pm

    Very pretty card! Hope your boy is feeling better soon and back to bouncing around like a pogo stick on caffeine (LOL, my 3YO is just as energetic and that made me laugh)!

  • Pryn Posted Monday, 05/07/2012 7:26 pm

    Well that dose of caffeine did you wonders because this card is STUNNING!!! Wow!!! I love everything about it!!!

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