Saturday, September 4, 2021

Friends of Unity September Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity September Blog Hop. This month the theme is a color challenge. Sketch challenges and color challenges are exactly what I need sometimes when faced with the 'what will I make' conundrum. Sketch challenges are useful when you realize that those smaller stamps can make a big impact when used correctly. Color challenges can sometimes get us out of the routine of always reaching for our favorite color and trying a new palate.

I've been making a lot of cards for the upcoming craft fair season, so I was happy to switch gears from Christmas. I wanted to make a card that not only utilized the colors, but would also feature a lot of the sage green color in the image. I found the cactus stamp in the KOM from 2018 that had never seen an ink pad and went right to work. What could be more perfect than that? Pair it with a punny sentiment and I was in heaven. 

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

Crystal O. Minkler 

We Can Rise KOM 6/2018 (Unity Stamp Company)

Pear Pizazz (Stampin Up)
Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink)

Memento Tuxedo Black

Sizzix Big Shot
Oval stack dies (Hero Arts)
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. Love that background. I love all things plant related so this card is right up my alley. Great card.

  2. Super cute and punny card, Eileen!! Love it!

  3. Great card! I definitely need to utilize color/sketch challenges more in my card making - thanks for the reminder to use them when I'm in the same conundrum!

  4. Super cute card! We love plants A LOT in this family. Hubby does Bonsai. Also love the punny sentiment.

  5. Super card and the coloring of the plants is amazing. I love how the first plant really stands out and shows the depth of the card. Love the humor too, it is great!

  6. Great card, and the sentiment will make the recipient smile for sure! Love it.

  7. Such a fun card, love the colour choice

  8. Great card! I have so many stamps that have never seen ink myself. This one is really cute, especially with that sentiment!

  9. Green is my favorite and I am loving your different shades. Love your cactus card so very much, Eileen! Great design!

  10. Darling card with
    the cute image matching
    all these colors.
    Carla from Arizona

  11. Really great card. I love the cacti image. TFS!

  12. Wonderful take on the color combo and that punny sentiment is just perfection!

  13. I love the pun, that patterned paper, great coloring and design. Amazing card. Love it!

  14. Love this!!
    Super cute cacti and pretty papers!!

  15. Perfect sentiment for the cacti and I like the colors.

  16. Love the cactus plants and your color combo! Great card!

  17. Your card is awesome! And perfect for the color scheme!

  18. Love your coloring on this pretty cacti card!

  19. I always want to say sharp card for cacti, and here yours is looking sharp. This is pretty too and fun! Best of luck at the fairs. Very pretty colors!

  20. Just perfect way to use the use those colors and I always love a fun punny sentiment.