Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friends of Unity November Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity November Blog Hop. This month the theme is strength. While I don't have any stamps that portray the image of strength, I knew I had plenty of sentiments that did. So I decided to go with the first stamp set that I came across in which the sentiment spoke to me. I was excited that this sentiment also had my favorite flower on it as well.

I was inspired for the layout of this card by using the layout from Crystal Minkler's GIU day three card. If you missed it, you can check it out here. I know I was not the only one who was inspired by this layout... I saw several cards pop up with this design. Way to go Crystal!

I am not sure what set these papers are from, but I think the yellow really brings out the color of the sunflower. Although my daughter never had hair that long as a child, it reminded me of some of the pictures we had of her around that age. Freckled faced and always willing to smile for the camera.

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations...Pssst! There is a giveaway too!
Joyce Verdon 
Jeanie Hayes

Sunny Days (Unity Stamp Company)

Enchanted Evening (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (PTI)
Perfect Plaid Chill (Lawn Fawn)

Tuxedo Black (Memento)
VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Unity) 

Clear Embossing Powder (Unity)
Copic Sketch Markers

We all on the Friends of Unity design team appreciate every single comment we get.
That's why we use our own stash every month for a giveaway.
We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co. but, they do approve of our hop, and that make us all very happy.
We started this hop because we love Unity. That's it. This hop is our way of showcasing our cards made with our favorite stamps!!


  1. What a sweet & precious card, Eileen. How sweet that it reminds you of your daughter. Beautifully colored and layered. I just love it. I agree the yellow paper makes the sunflower really shine!

  2. Gorgeous card. The
    stamp is so pretty
    and love your coloring
    on it.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Such an encouraging card for a young woman! Love it! Your paper choice is perfect,

  4. She is so sweet! Very pretty card & darling design.

  5. Nice card! Love the color and patter choices. I'm going to have to keep this layout in mind!

  6. How precious! Your paper choices work great together. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love everything about this card ♥️

  8. Such a darling card, Eileen. I love this design too. I'm going to have to CAS it too! Great coloring, a darling stamp, love your pattern paper, and creativity finding strength in other places. Great job!

  9. So sweet, Eileen. A lot of the Phyllis Harris girls remind me of my daughter too, and isn't strength and confidence what we wish for them? Love the colours you've chosen to show her off.

  10. Such a cute card! Love this little girl!

  11. Beautiful design. I love the banners and the great colors

    1. Adorable card love the colors and the girl stamp is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing

  12. Love your color combination on this card. The colors tie it all together so well!

  13. Such a sweet card and I love sunflowers too!

  14. Sweet card, Eileen! I love that it reminds you of one of your daughters! Of course, I love the sunflower!! And I’m so honored you used my layout. 🙂

  15. I love your card... one of my favorite stamps!

  16. Great design. I like your coloring and the papers you used.

  17. Such a great card! Can't go wrong with a Unity stamp girl. This stamp is on my wishlist. It's so sweet. Pam Foy

  18. I love the plaid papers and they go so well with that cute girl. It is a wonderful layout, so I am sure she is OK that people want to use it.

  19. Eileen, this card is so sweet! I love the design and the colors you chose! Pretty!

  20. Wow! That's a great theme this month!!!
    Love the gorgeous colors and the sentiments of your card!

  21. I love this little girl and sunflowers which we plant every year with our grandchildren. I like how you laid out this card. I have this stamp and this inspires me to get her out for a card for my granddaughter. Thank you😊

  22. I really love the colors and the fun plaid paper you used to make this card so warm and happy. The layout is really great too!

  23. Sweet and fun card- love your layout. Fun layout- really love this beautiful card!

  24. Perfectly lovely card! Beautiful coloring, amazing layers and mix of patterned papers.

  25. What a sweet card! She is so adorable! I think she is perfect for your sentiment and the thought of strength in your card! I really love the colors and the patterns combo. too!

  26. Sweet card! Love the color combo and layering!