Monday, August 20, 2012

No Dream Is Too Big - Growing In Unity Day 1

Hello Friends! I'm so excited to be the Growing In Unity (GIU) girl this week!  I can't believe how quickly time flies.  I hope you'll enjoy the Unity projects I'll be sharing this week, and I'd like to invite you to follow and comment along for your chance to win Two Itty Bittys of your choice.  I'll pick a winner at the end of the week and announce it on Sunday.

All of you know how much I love colouring and Unity stamps...  so you can expect a whole week of some of my favourite Unity stamps and of course some Copics colouring ;).  My cards are generally simple, and I love adding patterned papers and die-cuts.

 
I made this card before I moved from Kuala Lumpur to Perth.  It was a little card just for me, to remind myself that one is never too old to pursue new dreams.   It's quite a challenge to move to a place I've never been to, and especially to work full-time again after a long break.  But, it's been pretty smooth so far. 

Picture of determination
I love this little set from Phyllis Harris named Determination - and guess what, it's on sale right now! 

Thanks for visiting me today!  Please check back tomorrow for another Unity project.

Take care,
Kary

 


31 comments:

Sarah Mailloux said...

Your coloring made those boots look so much like real leather that I'm pretty sure it would be a shock to feel them and feel just paper instead!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awww...I love this little guy too! AMAZING colors as always!!!

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Basslady said...

a very sweet and gorgeous card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

MaxineD said...

Hi Kary - this is so cute, and you have coloured him to perfection!!
Do hope you are settling well and finding Perth a great place to be.
Blessings
Maxine

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! I love your coloring! Looking forward to seeing your other GIU creations the rest of the week!
DeniseB

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! I love your coloring! Looking forward to seeing your GIU creations this week!
DeniseB

Christine Ang said...

The boots remind me of the song "These Boots Are Made for Walking) by Nancy Sinatra (daughter of the late Frank Sinatra). The boy looks cheeky enough to use maximum determination to give the boots a try and not get "booted" out. Ha! Ha!

Julie Odil said...

I got so excited when I saw you were the GIU gal for this week because I knew I'd see lots of amazing coloring this week. This first card is a dandy. LOVE those boots! I so wish I could color like you. I gotta keep practicing.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so dang cute! Your coloring is fabulous and I love that scalloped mat, the paper is perfect!

Pryn said...

Kary, this is adorable and your coloring is gorgeous! Congrats on your GIU week! I can't wait to see the rest of your amazing creations :)

Crystal said...

Cute card, your coloring is out of this world!

Lindsey said...

What a sweet card, Kary! Awesome colouring? Check. Perfect elements? Check. Love it? Check. :) Glad to hear you're settling into your new location.

Amber S said...

That stamp is sooo cute. I have a little 6-yo cowboy that would love this!!

SHartl said...

What an adorable card! Really cute stamped image and wonderful coloring! Looking forward to this whole week with you!

Angel said...

Love the card !! The banner background and the colored stamped image is cute !

Gwen said...

Oh Kary, this is so, so adorable!!!

Cindy said...

Adorable card! you are so good at coloring! I'm still trying to maaster Copics.
Cindy Kotora

jengd said...

Very cute. Your shading is gorgeous and the background paper and embellishments give without being overwhelming.

StampNK said...

What a great card! That little boy pulling on his boots is such a sweet stamp and you colored it perfectly!

Jen said...

Oh this is so sweet! Your coloring is just awesome. :)

Maureen Hayes said...

WOW, I didn't realize there was a giveaway involved, I am working backwards from day three! I would love to win some Unity Stamps, I don't own any and I drool over them all the time.

I am so fascinated with the way you color with your Copic markers. I have a small set of them and I can never get the kind of affects you do! Did you take any classes or are you self taught? Either way, you are extremely talented and I love your cards!

Thanks so much for sharing with us all this week. I am enjoying seeing what you create each day and now am following your blog as well!

Linda SS said...

Very nice card. Such a cute little guy and the sentiment so meaningful.

Karen Conner said...

We can all be reminded about determination! Never give up! Live like there is no tomorrow!

JPScraps said...

The card is adorable. Your coloring is amazing!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous coloring!

Ruby said...

Love your colouring and this card is another cute project.

Karenladd said...

Darling card and great coloring!! Those big boots are so funny!

sharon g said...

I haven't noticed this stamp before. It is really cute, and I love how you colored it, and added the ribbon and other extra touches.

marilyn said...

LOVE this stamp and your coloring is amazing. Love the colors and papers you chose.

cinmfoster said...

Great card - love that image.

Renee said...

Oh my goodness your coloring is so magnificent!!! Love this cute stamp, and the scalloped background paper!