Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity October Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity October Blog Hop. This month the theme is birthday. These cards, along with sympathy cards are the few that I always have on hand. While I try to be better about sending them out early... each year I make it a goal to be better about remembering. 

When I first saw this stamp as a new release, I knew that I had to have it. My friends and I are getting to the age where we find delight in the wisdom that comes with age. No longer are we talking about someone else's ailments, we are talking about our own! Between me and my two closest girlfriends, all of our children have grown up, moved out, and now several are married with a plethora of grandchildren are between them.

With this card I followed a sketch that Crystal Minkler shared for inspiration. Sometimes when you are pressed for time you find your inspiration where you can and run with it. The paper used in this card were some freebies that I received in my recent Lawn Fawn orders. They were sitting on my desk waiting to be filed away and I decided to just run with it. 

Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations... Vanessa Osbourn is the winner of my giveaway from last month. Please reach out to me to claim your prize. 

Crystal O. Minkler
Eileen Mathys (you’re here)
Joyce Verdon 

Demand a Re-Count (Unity Stamp Company)

Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper 

Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Nesting Basics: Circle Die (Papertrey)
Banners Pick a Punch (Stampin Up)
Copic Sketch 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. Haha yes I, too, love the wisdom that comes with aging! The ailments not so much. 🤗 I also had to have this lady when she released! Love it!!

  2. Oh... such a cute card, Eileen! I enjoyed this sketch... I just may have to play with it again. Love that sassy lady!

  3. So cute. Your colors and patterned paper are perfect. And I like that you die cut the image.

  4. Your color choices are so cheerful and make this lady have a cheerful attitude. Very nice!

  5. Great coordination of the papers and that little lady.

  6. Lol, this one just cracks me up. So fun that you used some papers that were sitting on your desk to put it all together

  7. HAHAHAHA! I so love your card! She always has me laughing! I also really love the different patterned paper too!

  8. Oh my goodness is she funny, sassy and cute! Tee hee, of course the earrings must match the necklace! And that sentiment ... cracked me up. The paper is so bright, makes those years a bit more cheery. Cute card!

  9. Darling card and
    love the stamp!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Great card! She's a favorite to pull out for birthdays!

  11. Cute lady, love the sentiment, the sketch and the papers.

  12. I love this card!
    I love the paper choices (thanks to LF's freebies)
    The sentiment is hilarious

    1. I forgot to mention, congratulations to Vanessa on winning your giveaway!

  13. Pretty layering and papers! Fun card!

  14. I love everything about this card (color combo, design, coloring, and pattern papers)! Absolutely fabulous!

  15. Super cute card!!! Those papers are just yummy! :)

  16. This card is awesome! So funny, love this stamp!

  17. She makes such a cute card! I’ve used her a few times!

  18. She makes such a cute card! I’ve used her a few times!

    Linda Abel

  19. She is so darn cute! Love the colors you chose

  20. Demand a recount has become one of my go to stamps for birthday cards.

  21. So bright and fun. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Cute card - love the humorous sentiment.

  23. Such a cute card for a friend, Robyn! Love it!