Monday, July 24, 2017

Kitchen Logic - GIU Day 1

I am thrilled to be back as a Growing in Unity Girl this week for Unity Stamp Company. It is my third year and there will be another person this week who is joining us as a first-time GIU girl. Welcome to Kim Gray - I can't wait to see all of your projects !! I will be posting a new project using Unity stamps on my blog Monday through Friday. Please comment each day for a chance to win a grab bag of 25 Unity stamps. There will be 2 lucky winners.

For my first project, I used an older Unity kit called Kitchen Logic. Everything about this set reminds me of my mom - the stove with the kitchen towel hanging on it, the lovely apron and the sentiments that are included.


" if you can't take the Heat, get out of the Kitchen "

  • I started with a turquoise card base and adhered a pink doily in the center. 
  • I stamped the 3 images on patterned paper from the Echo Park "Happy Days" collection .This is a fun, retro paper pad. All stamping was done with Memories India black ink.
  • The stove and apron were fussy-cut and adhered to the doily. I used foam dimensionals to pop up the apron. 
  • The sentiment was paper-punched out then stapled to a same-sized square of turquoise paper. 
  • 3 retro banners were adhered to the upper Left corner of the card base. A strip of pink glitter washi gave the card a pop of color .  It reminds me of kitchen curtains !!
  • And don't you love that small cake stand that I found at TJ Maxx - how perfect is that !?!? I think that maybe I made that card to match the stand !!

I used turquoise on this card because my mom used to write recipes in her recipe book with a turquoise ink pen. To this day, when I see that color ink, I have great memories of my mom in the kitchen with me. She was an amazing cook and baker. Miss her every day.. This card is for you, Mom !!





I hope that you like my first GIU project. Be sure to leave a comment and at the end of the week, I will choose 2 winners at random to win 25 Unity stamps. Thank you so much for visiting Meticulosity.






60 comments:

  1. That is such a cute card. I remember my Mom and Grandma always wore aprons when cooking food.

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  2. How cute is this. Love the retro look. I have to look for this paper pack.

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  3. Such a sweet story and card is super cute.

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  4. Love it , the doily fits great with the images!

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  5. Love this card and story. The banners at the top remind me of curtains ruffled by a breeze and add to the kitchen feeling.

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  6. cute card....like the retro look πŸ˜€

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  7. I love the retro mid century look as well..My maternal grandma "Busha" always cooked with an apron on..Her fried chicken (actually all of her cooking) was the best...

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  8. What a lovely and heartwarming story, Debra! You and your art are beautiful❤️

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  9. Cute card and what a lovely memory!

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  10. Cute card, I love the stamps you used!! Thanks for sharing your memories with us as well.

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  11. What a cute card! Retro and kitchen just go together. My grandma always wore an apron and I think I should start. Beautifully done!

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  12. Deb, this is a fun card. like all the extra things on the card like the doily.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh my, I can so relate to this card as it's the exact same with my Mom! Her recipe book looks the same, not the cover, but your mom's & my mom's handwriting! LOVE this!!

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  14. I love the retro look and all the memories of your mom that it conjures up. We should all stamp with such intent! Thanks.

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  15. Great card girl! Love the color combo and the turquoise is a nice homage to your mom!

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  16. So cute. I like the polka dot apron and the significance of the turquoise color.

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  17. Turquoise was a big color back then. We had a stove and frig that color! Nice card.

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  18. Turquoise is. My favorite color too. I got that little stove in a grab bag. I love this and am going to try your mom's recipe too!

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  19. Love the stove and apron! Very fun card with a retro feel to it!

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  20. I esp. loved the curtain in the corner. Also loved the recipe from your mom, in turquoise, also my favorite color, after orange! Great job.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your card and directions...love the background story as well -brings the card to life!

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  22. Love the card!!! Such a cool set! Thanks for sharing the memories of your mom associated with it!😊

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  23. I love this Deb! Cake stand and all!!!

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  24. Love the vintage look.
    I remember a lot of those
    things when they were new.
    Glad your mom still gives
    you inspiration.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. I love this card. The colors you selected are just perfect. I love polka dots and red and aqua. Cooking is my favorite thing to share with my girls and grandchildren. Loving how you didn't go all the way across with the color accent on top left of the card. Very cute card!

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  26. Such a great card. The retro look is so "in" lately. Love the use of color to remind you of your mom. It's great that you have her book. I have a few recipes handwritten by my mom and they are extra special.

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  27. Hi Deb,
    I remembered from last year about your mom's cooking and recipes. Glad you have great memories. Love the polka dots on the apron card.
    Joyce

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  28. Great card! I love these older stamps, and the retro look. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I absolutely love the retro concept. And turquoise is my favorite color anyway. Such a cute story to share. Thanks!

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  30. My friend, this is a darling creation. It reminds me of my mom, too. My mom was all about her kitchen and her fave color was turquoise....the cake stand, simply fabulous!

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  31. great use of color and love the use of the dolie. i still hang my dish towel on the stove just like my mother and my grandmother is before her

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  32. Beautiful and sweet post! Your card is simply adorable like the gorgeous colors!!! Your mum would love it!!!

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  33. Hey Debra, jumping in, checking out your blog!! Love how you stamped on the echo park patterned paper, i have been stamping for years and have never though to stamp on patterned paper!! Not mention the colors, some of my favorites.

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  34. Debra this is a great card in honor of your mom. Lol I tried to read the recipe and boy it's sounds good. My mom and dad hang towels too. Lol must be a classic thing to do because following my parents foot steps I too do the same. Thanks for sharing the reason behind your inspiration. Lovely card!!

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  35. Love this card! Unity should bring this set back.

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    2. It is still available . Check out the link in my blog post.. Thank you so much for your comment !!

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  36. Love the card and the turquoise that is reminiscent of your mother! Retro kitchen is always in!

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  37. Love this card. especially the banner! What sweet memories with your mom. Thanks for showing how she wrote recipes. That is priceless!

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  38. I love the kitchen theme. It makes me hungry ☺

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  39. I absolutely love the retro appeal on this card! Even better that it was crafted with lovely memories of your mom :) And, yes, that cake stand is darling!

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  40. Love the story about your mom! They are the best

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  41. Love the retro stamp set and card. Reminds me of my grandmother, she was an amazing cook and baker just like your mom. Wish I could have gotten this set, would use the heck out of it! Lol

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  42. It is still available !! The link is in my post .. Thank you for commenting !!

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  43. Love this retro looking card....and that cute cake stand too! I'll have to look for that Stamp. We have missing our moms in common❤️

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  44. Love the card & the memories behind it. I love retro & kitsche styles. And her cooking is one of the things I miss the most about my mom, too, as does her one & only grandson. We wish we could sit across the table from Nana at least once more.

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  45. Love it! The towel on the oven looks just like my stove!!! Must have gotten that from my mom and grandma too!

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  46. This is one of my favorite projects this month, and your story behind the colors and the card make me so happy....reminds me of my own grandma cooking! I love how you used the doilie behind it all....so PERFECT!
    Kim Marie

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  47. By far my favorite--it's just so whimsical!!

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  48. Love the retro look. I absolutely love to look at recipes especially old cookbooks. Glad you have something that reminds you of your mother. It makes it special.

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  49. The retro look with colors red and tourquiose are my fav.

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  50. I live the vintage vibe and color choices you used, thank you for sharing.

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  51. Love the retro look of your card!

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