Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity December Blog Hop. This month the theme is “All is Calm”. With that theme, I opted to find winter images that evoked feelings of peacefulness and serenity. On any given winter day, you can find that just looking out the window. Snow as far as the eye can see... in my world, when I’m not working I call that reading weather. This month we are also celebrating two years of crafty goodness with Unity. I am already looking forward to 2020 and what the new year will bring.

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With my first card I created a galaxy background to represent the night sky. I stamped some tree images over the background to create an outdoor ambiance perfect for stargazing or watching the snowfall. Our young lady is enjoying her cocoa or coffee to keep warm.

The second card uses the beautiful snowflake from the November 2019 SMAK kit. I stamped the image with versamark than lightly dusted the image and cardstock with perfect pearls to give it all a light shimmer. I dipped the Joy sentiment in versamark and heat set a glitter embossing powder to give the card some extra sparkle.

Here is what we have planned... our usual giveaways PLUS we have 2 HUGE prize packages that Angela Magnuson put together just for this celebration. Comment on my blog to be entered in my giveaway, plus there are lots of other personal giveaways this month to celebrate our two year anniversary in addition to the two grand prizes. 


Stamps:
Winter Wild SMAK 10/17 (Unity Stamp Company) Card 1
Dream of Being So Loved (Unity) Card 1
Beauty of Life SMAK 11/19 (Unity) Card 2

Paper:
True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Tim Holtz)
Dark Indigo (Papertrey)
Silver Shimmer (Papertrey)

Ink:
Tuxedo Black (Memento)
VersaMark
Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide
Wild Honey Distress Oxide
Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide
Black Soot Distress Oxide

Accessories:
Sizzix Big Shot
Slanted Sentiment Strips (My Favorite Things)
Bold Borders: Flurries Die (Papertrey)
Perfect Pearls (SimonSaysStamp)
Holographic Embossing Powder (Simon)
Copic Sketch Markers

Disclaimer:
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!!

71 comments:

  1. That giant SMAK snowflake almost got me to join in November. Now I am wishing that I did.

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  2. Your galaxy background is perfect with the stamps you used. And that snowflake...wow! Both are beautiful cards!

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  3. Fabulous job on both
    cards! The background
    on the first is cool.
    Congrats on two awesome
    years.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Lovely cards Eileen! Your first card really gave me the feeling of stepping outside in snowy woods. Your snowflake card is elegant and stunning!

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  6. Both of your cards are so beautiful ! Thank you for having the opportunity to win one of these fabulous packages !

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  7. Beautiful cards Eileen!!
    WOW! I love them both!
    Happy anniversary FOU!!

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  8. Wowzers!! Stunning cards, Eileen! I can't possibly pick a favorite, both are so gorgeous!! Thank you for all of your hard work the last two years... I appreciate you so very much!

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  9. Fabulous cards Eileen, thanks for sharing

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  10. I love all your cards, but that snowflake card is out of this world...LOOVE IT

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  11. Love the night sky on your first card and that pretty blue and silver of the second!

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  12. Stunning cards, I love the sky background on the first one, amazing!!

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  13. Both cards are lovely, but your background sky is superb!

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  14. Lovely colouring on this bundled up cutie, perfect with your galaxy background. Beautiful metallic finish on the snowflake and sentiment, thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  15. Love the background on the first one and the perfect pearls for the snowflake.

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  16. Two beautiful cards- love the suble tree line on the first card- wow that is so cool! Also, love your pretty snowflake! Congrats on your blog group hop having it's 2nd Anniversary!

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  17. Love your night sky!! Great cards!

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  18. Pretty cards! Love that galaxy sky!

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  19. Love your idea combining these stamps. I have them, like the affect so will give it a try. Thanks

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  20. Love both cards, thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

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  21. Love the background you have given to girl, she looks just as you planned stargazing

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  22. Love both your cards, the galaxy background ia perfect! And love the snowflake card with the joy die cut. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. I’m not sure I can pick a favorite. I love them both. Your sky is so pretty and that snowflake card is gorgeous! I will be re-creating that one! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Beautiful Galaxy background. Makes her pink pop!

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  25. Beautiful galaxy background and both cards are brilliant

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  26. Beautifully done! Always inspired by the talented Friends of Unity bloggers.

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  27. I really enjoy the galaxy background card. It’s such a pretty background for the girl image. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  28. Thanks for sharing, I love the girl and did you know she may also be looking for Santa as she sips her hot chocolate. The single snowflake is so beautiful in its simplicity.

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  29. How pretty. Especially like the girl stamp. Reminds me of my granddaughter.

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  30. Your Galaxy is just stunning, it really looks like the girl is outside drinking her cocoa. Beautiful

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  31. Wow, your ink blending is spectacular! Gorgeous cards!

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  32. WOW! Both of your cards are stunning especially the galaxy background card! Beautifully done.

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  33. The Joy card you made is so beautiful. I love the huge snowflake and the pearl effect it has with the dark background. I am excited to try this.

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  34. Great cards! Love the galaxy background, it works so well with the AngieGirl!

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  35. Your backgrounds are amazing! I LOVE that AngieGirl!

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  36. Love that galaxy background and the gorgeously dramatic snowflake design!

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  37. Great cards Eileen, thank you so much!!

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  38. Great cards. The JOY card is stunning!

    Linda Abel

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  39. Really lovely! the background work is great!

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  40. I never think to use my Perfect Pearls this way. Thanks for a great idea.

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  41. Just amazing cards, friend! Love your galaxy background, the peaceful scene you created, and that Angiegirl is one of my favs. And that snowflake is incredible. Love the techniques you used. Just stunning cards. Thank you for the inspiration! Congratulations on 2yrs! Happy Holidays!

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  42. So peaceful! Thanks for joining us, and inspiring us every month! Enjoy your holiday season!

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  43. Eileen, wow! Love, love, love the background you created on the first card! Gorgeous! And the snowflake card is fabulous! Happy Anniversary to us!

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  44. The giant snowflake card is stunning. Love that one so much. That night sky is amazing too!

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  45. Love the cards! The girl is my favorite!

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  46. Awesome Cards, thanks for sharing all you do!

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  47. I’ve cream in winter, what could be better, especially if it’s peppermint candy cane🍦

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  48. Beautiful! That background on the top card is just fabulous!

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  49. Your night sky card is awesome, however I like the snowflake also. Both are lovely.

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  50. Gorgeous!! Love the night sky!

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  51. Both are so pretty. I really want to do a galaxy background, but haven't attempted it yet. You give me inspiration. The Perfect Pearls is "perfect" for that snowflake too.

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  52. BOTH cards are spectacular! Inspiring me to stamp and not work today.

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  53. I especially love the galaxy background!!! great night sky!

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  54. I love your night sky background Beautiful!

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  55. That background on your card is spectacular and the Angie girl is beautifully colored!

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  56. The silver snowflake card is my favorite. Angie girls are fabulous

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  57. Great background on the first card. Looks great with the Angie girl. The snowflake is gorgeous also.

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  58. Both are gorgeous cards! I LOVE that giant snowflake!

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  59. Gorgeous cards, Eileen! Have a very merry Christmas!

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  60. Very nicely done! & congratulations to Unity on their two years of blog hops!

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