Saturday, July 3, 2021

Friends of Unity July Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity July Blog Hop. This month the theme is summer vacation. I have never been one to take a summer vacation... I am more likely to take a winter vacation to a warm location and dream about the summer days to come and forget the wintery days I left behind. Winter days are when I stay home and stay warm. I am not much of an outdoors person, so whatever I can do to stay inside and keep warm I will do it. That could be reading, crafting, or baking.

Creating this card was so much fun. I like the cute gnomes that Jeanie has created for Unity, and it is hard to not want them all. The embossing folder was a perfect fit and an excellent choice for this card. I lightly ink blended over the raised image to give it the color of water. 


Hop along with the other Friends of Unity and see their creations...

Crystal O. Minkler

Beach Happy Gnome (Unity Stamp Company)

Dark Indigo (Papertrey Ink)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
Spring Rain (Papertrey)

Memento Tuxedo Black
Faded Jeans (Distress Oxide)
Broken China (Distress Oxide)

Sizzix Big Shot
Waves 3d folder (Memory Box)
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. Adorable card, Eileen! Love that cute gnome and the background is perfect!

  2. Love the background
    embossing on your
    darling card!
    Carla from Arizona

  3. Eileen, this is just SO darn cute!!!!!

  4. This gnome is just the cutest ever!

  5. That embossing folder IS perfect for waves!! Love that. Very cool card! And too cute.

  6. Great gnomie card and that folder goes perfectly with him!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  7. Perfect background for the cute stamp you chose.

  8. Just darling! I love Jeanies gnomes too, their just adorable! Love your background and soft coloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Adorable card, great use of the embossing folder

  10. Love the embossed background and cute gnome! He did make me laugh!

  11. This is so cute! I like the way you lightly colored over the embossing folder to highlight the waves!

  12. This gnome makes me giggle. Love his bare feet!

  13. Adorable card! Gnomes are definitely the "in" thing at the time.

  14. Lovely folder paired with this sweet gnome, fun card!

  15. Love the embossed waves and that adorable gnome. Such a sweet card!

  16. He is the cutest cool little dude in his cool glasses.! Fun card, kinda looks like windy snow too, great folder! !

  17. Oh my goodness Eileen! This card is sooo cute! I love how you inked the embossing. I have to get my hands on this folder.

  18. Cute card. I love the background!

  19. Adorable card and I love that background you created!

  20. I absolutely love this stamp set!! Your background is perfect...I love how you colored the raised part of the embossing.