Saturday, September 5, 2020

Friends of Unity September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity September Blog Hop. This month the theme is friendship. I wanted to share two cards this month. One being a card I always have on hand and ready to go. The sentiment fits lots of occasions and is easy to add a couple of lines and drop in the mail. 

The first card has a border made from a large background stamp. I die cut a frame from it to hopefully give the appearance of a picture frame. I blended some distress oxide colors in the background to give a blurred appearance of ground and sky. 

The second card is one that I tend to make in bulk using up paper scraps. I mass stamp the typewriter using my stamping platform, add splatters to compliment the patterned paper and the card is ready to go. I believe this is a CASE’d card from a fellow Unity member. Thank you for the inspiration whoever you were!

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)
Bobbie Sue McConathy
Hope in Uncertainty KOM 4/2020 (Unity Stamp Company)
Paneling (Unity)
Type-Write (Unity)

Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)

VersaFine Clair Nocturne (Unity)
Frayed Burlap (Distress Oxide)
Antique Linen (Distress Oxide)
Stormy Sky (Distress Oxide)
Bundled Sage (Distress Oxide)
Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)

Sizzix Big Shot
Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die (Gina Marie)
Stitched Rectangle Frames (My Favorite Things)

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. Pretty cards! I love the colors and the stamp you used for your first card! Love the frame too! And on your second card, that typewriter is so cute!

  2. Beautiful cards. Love the blending of the distressed oxides to make a background. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. I love the simplicity of your pretty cards. I love seeing inspiration with images that aren't colored (since I'm so bad at it).

  4. Great cards, I love the typewriter stamp

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the background you created for the first and the splatter really adds to the second card!!

  6. I do love the first card, it DOES look like a framed picture. I really like how the stamp has the images facing away,especially to that soft beautiful background! Now #2 card did make me smile... That's a fun way to say hi. I can see why you case'd that cutie!

  7. I love the "frame" look and the blended colors with all those girls. Just lovely. Love using scraps and great design on your 2nd card. Just wonderful cards. Thank you for your friendship and inspiration!

  8. These card couldn't be more perfect for these strange times and I really love the first card. The subtle ink blending, images and sentiment are all fabulous!

  9. Pretty cards - both are perfect. I just love that first stamp, with the four women!

  10. Cute cards,
    lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

  11. These are both beautiful!!!!!! Love the typewriter too!!!!!

  12. Love them! Splatters are everything, right? :)

  13. Both cards are amazing but I'm loving the typewriter!

  14. The first card is so gorgeous and the second is so pretty! I love the pattern paper on the second.

  15. Wonderful friendship cards. I like the framing on the first one.

  16. Eileen - your cards are so charming! I have been searching and searching for a typewriter stamp - I'm so glad I found your blog! I am going to look for this now and your cards - both - are just so lovely! TFS!

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