6.23.2011

She Sprouted Wings - Growing In Unity Day 3

It's Day Three of my Growing In Unity Week! Yay! I'm having so much fun with this!

Do you remember when you graduated from high school? Do you remember that feeling like you were ready to fly? To jump out of that nest and head into the life you had before you? I love that time...I left home and went over half way across the country to a little school in Oklahoma City. I loved it. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. That feeling came to mind as I created today's card. That feeling of freedom and release into the great unknown with so much out there to discover.

She Sprouted Wings

She Sprouted Wings


I used the Melody Ross She Sprouted Wings set for this one along with some gorgeous BRAND NEW printed images from Retro Cafe Art Gallery! You are going to LOVE THESE!!! I'll be sharing more with them later this week!

She Sprouted Wings (detail)


I pieced the stamped image using Cosmo Cricket Circa 1935 papers. Have I even MENTIONED how much I love these papers? 'Cause I totally wicked love these papers. Just say'n.

She Sprouted Wings (detail 2)


I added a punched border with the same paper and accented that with some May Arts crinkle ribbon. The flower was in that batch of goodies that you saw on my desk yesterday! I LOVE IT!

This is the stamp set I used for this card...

Isn't it just gorgeous? I really love this set of stamps! It makes me happy. And happy is good. Just say'n.

Happy Thursday, folks! Don't forget to leave your comment on each of my Growing in Unity posts for a chance to win some fabulous Unity stamps!

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love that flower!

    Deanne :)

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  2. This card would be awesome for my DD, who will "fly away" to college in a few short weeks! Beautiful, as always!

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  3. Lovely card and the stamp set is great. but I don't want to sprout wings yet!

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  4. gorgeous card...yes that was a magical time flying away to college. I remember it well. I still get together with my college roomates for a girls (gone wild) weekend every other year! Its been over 30 yrs and we're still going strong. take care, gerri

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  5. I do remember that Feeling..I went to Cali after graduation...Love those stamps..the one that says "I am finding I am Leraning" speaks to me..and Be Me tooo..ckinda signifies my new journey dont ya think...

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  6. That is a great stamp set! Awesome card - love the pattern paper and stamped dress. I do remember exactly how I felt when I graduated from high school. I was THRILLED it was over. And my 20th reunion is this summer....Ugh. I do NOT feel that old. :)

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  7. What a great card. Totally cute. And yes i remember the feeling of graduating, now I have a DD who just finished her 1 year of college and just moved out on her own. GEEZ im old!

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  8. what a great card! love the stamp set

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  9. Love this! Hey, thanks for commenting at my blog. I totally get it about the back and forth of buying (yet) another machine. I see cricuts advertised on craigslist all the time, and I have to hold myself BACK!!!

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  10. Yet another fabulous creation! This stamp set is SO my cup of tea. And while I loved my parents dearly, I do remember feeling that I couldn't get out on my own soon enough. Just something about that coming of age and desire for independence and making your own mark.

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  11. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! LOVE all the fab colors!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
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  12. Oh my goodness...love how you did her dress! Perfect!!

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  13. Great card - love your creativity (and her dress)!

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  14. Love the card, especially how you did her dress!

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  15. What a great card! So much free-er (don't really think that is a word!) than my style - maybe I need to relax a bit! Thanks for letting us see it xxx

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the paper too and those stamps are fab!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the flower!

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  18. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Jingle!

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  19. Pretty card! Lots of great details!
    DeniseB

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  20. That's a very interesting looking set! I like what you've done with it.

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  21. LOVE this and it's always nice to think about the times we've made good decisions :)

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  22. So very pretty, Miss Jingle! Yes, I remember those days, a century ago now. LOL.

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  23. Very fresh and pretty - and such an inspiring message, too! :)

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  24. Such a lovely card.
    Your stamps are gorgeous.

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  25. Your art is growing with leaps and bounds, just darling!
    hugs Lynn

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  26. Girl... your work is fabulous... as always!

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  27. Beautiful card. Love this stamp set.

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  28. So many beautiful elements on this card!! Love how everything fits together. Hmm...I could sit all day looking at this {smile}

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  29. Beautiful card! LOVE that flower and your choice of stamp set!! All your elements work together so beautifully:)

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  30. Super beautiful--love the shabby chic feel! LOVE:)

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  31. All the elements on this card are just gorgeous!

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  32. Love it! Love the paper pieced dress too :)

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  33. Beautiful card! Loving the sentiment!

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  34. Amazing project. Love the new stamps.
    Thanks for the heads up on the book. I'm adding it to my list to read!!

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  35. Absolutely stunning Jen! I love the stamps and seeing one of the flowers that I sent you being used so beautifully has made my day! :)
    *hugs* Sal x

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