Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friends of Unity June Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity June Blog Hop. This month the theme is wings. Once again I looked through my collection to find one that it sitting unused and decided to give it a little love. 

The Cuddlebug line from Tierra Jackson has to be one of my favorites. I think I have just about every one of them. They are cute and whimsical, but some of the animals would make great birthday or baby shower cards. Can't you just see it? Since I have no baby showers coming up, I opted for some bright fun colors to send to one of my friends.

I ink blended some complimentary distress oxide colors and die cut and oval out of the middle to have the ladybug peeking through the card. I fussy cut her out and opted to color her in an orange shade to highlight the carved pumpkin ink used in the center of the background.

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations... Comment to be entered into my giveaway. I will announce the winner on next month's FOU blog.

Crystal O. Minkler
Eileen Mathys (you’re here)
Dawn Bryson
Kim Klinkovsky
Joyce Verdon 

Cuddlebug Ladybug (Unity Stamp Company)

True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)

Tuxedo Black Memento
Squeezed Lemonade (Distress Oxide)
Carved Pumpkin (Distress Oxide)
Barn Door (Distress Oxide) 
Sizzix Big Shot
Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die

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. This is so very sweet! Your inked BG is really gorgeous.

  2. Ladybugs are always fun, it was fun seeing what you did with her.

  3. Fantastic blends on your background, Eileen! Adorable card!

  4. Loving the oxide blending!!

  5. So cute with the ladybug and I like the ink blended background.

  6. Darling Bee and
    lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

  7. Such a fun stamp, and a lovely background for it

  8. Your ink blend is flawless! Beautiful work.

  9. Beautiful color blending!!!

  10. I love this little cuddlebug! Your colors are so pretty.

  11. Cute card. Love the distressed oxide background. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Such a sweet little guy! Adorable!

  13. Darling card! Thanks for sharing.

  14. I hadn't ever seen that Cuddlebug image before, but what a cutie. I love the way it looks done in bright colors..perfect for cheering anyone up.

  15. Great ink blending. Love your colors and design. Just a darling card, my friend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. This is so sweet! Loving that inky background!

  17. Sweet!! I don't own many Cuddlebugs, but I do LOVE LADYBUGS!! :)

  18. So sweet, Eileen! Such a cute card!

  19. Cutest little guy ever, and it looks great with the blended background.

  20. I do not have any of the cuddlebugs, but your card makes me reconsider this position. Very nice!

  21. Darling ladybug stamp! Love your sweet card!

  22. So cute!! Love that little ladybug!!