Saturday, May 2, 2020

Friends of Unity May Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity May Blog Hop. This month the theme is our favorite Angie Girl or Guy. I narrowed it down to two. One because it has one of my favorite flowers, the other because it has my favorite beverage.

In my first card I opted to go for a colorless image. Sometimes we need to make a card quick, other times we feel intimidated by people who just seem to color better than we do. This card was made to show that sometimes you can make a fabulous looking card without coloring it at all! The sentiment is meant for our current time. I am really "missing out time together". 
In the second card, I used some Tim Holtz Distress Oxides over a stencil. I love creating my own background paper with stencils and ink. Oxides and blending brushes make it so easy. The image was colored in with Copic markers to compliment the overall color palate. 
Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations... The winner of my giveaway from the April blog hop is Wilma DeG. Please contact me to collect your goodies!

Crystal O. Minkler

Emerson Girl (Unity Stamp Company)
Hope in Uncertainty 4/2020 KOM (Unity)
Daisy Girl (Unity)

True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Blueberry Sky (Papertrey)
Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (Stampin Up)

Memento Tuxedo Black
VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Unity)
Stormy Sky (Distress Oxide)
Bundled Sage (Distress Oxide)
Antique Linen (Distress Oxide) 

Sizzix Big Shot
Slanted Sentiment Strips (My Favorite Things)
Stitched Mod Square STAX (MFT)
Drifting Stitches Borders (Simon Says Stamp)
Scripty Thanks (Lawn Fawn)
Alabaster Embossing Powder (Brutus Monroe)
Copic 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. Love the colorless card. Well done

  2. Pretty cards. I like the different styles!

  3. Love both of them. Love the use of the stencils. Enhances the card so much!

  4. Great cards! Love the stenciled background and Daisy girl looks so ready for spring!!

  5. I like how your cards show color and black and white options. Both are so pretty in completely different ways. I like them both!

  6. WOW!! Both cards are gorgeous!!
    I LOVE the 1st card!!! Great inspiration!
    Your 2nd card is fabulous!!Love the background, and the color pallet, too! So pretty!

  7. Beautiful cards, Eileen! I love your no color card... perfection for quick card! And I love that we both used Daisy Girl... slightly different takes on the cards but both so beautiful!

  8. Love both of your cards Eileen but the first one is just stunning!

  9. Thank you Eileen, love the stencil background too! :)

  10. Ooooh, I love the B&W card - so pretty! I'm always a fan of a non-colored image since I'm not good at coloring. lol Both cards are so lovely!

  11. I agree that you can have a fabulous card with no coloring. Yours proved it! Lovely! And Daisy Girl is gorgeous. Love the stenciling. 🤗💙

  12. Awesome cards I’m loving this

  13. Beautiful work on
    your cards!
    Carla from Utah

  14. Lovely cards! The white embossing on the dark background is especially eye catching!

  15. Beautiful! I LOVE the white embossing!

  16. Great cards. Love Daisy Girl, the colors and background work wonderful together!

  17. Great job on the colorless one!

  18. I like how you integrated the background papers with your cards, or made your own background paper on the second card.

  19. Great cards, my friend! I love the "no coloring' and design of your first card. Just awesome. And love your coloring, love those daisies, and great patterns in your second card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. I sure am enjoying seeing all these wonderful ideas of ways to use my favorite stamps as well. These Angie girls were what got me immediately hooked to Unity and their frequent sales are marvelous fun.

  21. Beautiful cards! I’m inspired to get more of these Angie girls.

  22. Wonderful cards. Thanks for showing a no coloring version.

  23. Wow! Your first card is stunning! Love, love, love! Your second card is so pretty.

  24. I agree so much. Some of my favorite cards have been cas without much or any coloring (I'm not that good at it). Stunning! Yet the color on 2nd is beautiful and loving. Thanks for the inspiration and please continue to stay safe!

  25. Pretty Angie girl images! Love your cards!

  26. I mean your cards are just stunning! Love the inspiration for the first and your color matching image and background on the second is so lovely!

  27. These are both beautiful! Love that geometric background!

  28. Great cards... I'm really loving that background! (Thank you again for the wonderful gift from last month!)

  29. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  30. I just love the stenciled background and these sweet Angie girl cards.