Saturday, January 4, 2020

Friends of Unity January Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity January Blog Hop. This month the theme is our favorite Unity stamp of 2019. Initially I was overwhelmed by this thought... I had so many favorites! Then I started to think about my favorite things and the stamp sets I always buy when they come out. One of them stood right out to me, sunflowers. They are my favorite flower. Granted, I will never likely get them in a bouquet, but to drive by a field of sunflowers just makes me smile and my heart happy.

I went to my stash and gathered all my sunflower stamps. Trying to figure out what I would do with it became the next challenge. Christmas was coming and I knew that if I didn't start before Santa's big day, I would be in an epic rush the last few days before New Year's. In the mail comes the prettiest card from fellow Friend of Unity Member Jeanie Hays. The card was gold and black and I decided I would use that color scheme to make my card. Unity stamps are so nicely detailed that I knew my embossing powder would pick up the details and let this card dazzle without needing to be colored.



Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations...
The winner of my giveaway last month is Linda Abel! Please contact me with with your mailing information so I get your prize package out to you ASAP. 


Stamps:
All Kinds of Holiday Love 9/19 KOM (Unity Stamp Company)
Distressed Dots (Unity)

Paper:
Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
True Black (Papertrey)

Ink:
Versamark

Accessories:
Gilded Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe)


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!!

44 comments:

  1. Loving this sweet sunflower! Beautiful!

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  2. Such a pretty way to use this stamp

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  3. I just love sunflowers too. That's one of my favorite kits of the year.

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  4. Love, love your card. I am from Kansas and the sunflower is our state flower. I have many sunflower stamps but have never embossed one.

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  5. I really love how that turned out. wow really truly lovely

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  6. Your card is so pretty and I love this sunflower stamp. The gold is just the right touch for a sunflower!

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  7. A great colour combination Eileen

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  8. That sunflower is gorgeous! I am watching the postman every day, waiting for that kit to arrive! Great colour combo - cream, gold and black! Love this card!

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  9. I love that you off centered your stamped image, it is absolutely beautiful.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! Love that...and what better way to showcase a sunflower but in gold! Fields of sunflowers are amazing...and how the sunflower heads follow the sun..

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  11. Love your gold and black color scheme - and especially love those gold polka-dots!

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  12. Hi Eileen 😊 I ♥️ your sunflower. I'm a transplanted Kansan and it's our state flower. Watching a field of them follow the sun through a day is just amazing and so is your card!!! Thanks for inspiring me 😊

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  13. Gorgeous card Eileen! Love the gold embossing and background paper!

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  14. Your card is stunning, Eileen!! I love this color combo... and the sunflower is gorgeous in gold!

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  15. Love the gold Sunflower.
    Very pretty card.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. WOnderfully done- pretty colors and the embossing adds a touch of elegance too!

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  17. Love the gold and black with the cream paper. It really pops. Thanks for the shout out. So happy I inspired you. Your card is perfect!

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  18. The gold is really outstanding especially in the gray month of January. Happy New Year.

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  19. Oooh I love that sunflower set to pieces, but seeing it embossed in gold is inspiring. Possibly one of my 2019 favorite sets, this hop is gonna be fun!!! :)

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  20. Loving the look of the card the gold with white looks very classic

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  22. I've never seen a sunflower card I didn't like and this one is fabulous!

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  23. Beautiful with the embossing. I love sunflowers too.

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  24. Gorgeous card.. so elegant and with that background? Beautiful!

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  25. lovely card - love the sunflowers too

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  26. What a beautiful card! I love that sunflower stamp! It's one of my new favorites!

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  27. Love it. Thank you for sharing your creative talent.

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous card!
    The embossing is spot on! I love it when that happens! <3

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  29. the embossing just makes this card sparkle!

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  30. Just stunning, my friend. I love sunflowers too. This is gorgeous in gold and using the background stamp too in gold is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

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  31. Eileen, I love all the gold! So classy!

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  32. The first embossing powder I ever used was gold and I was hooked! This is such a beautiful card.

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  33. Love the gold embossing....Beautiful!

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