Saturday, December 4, 2021

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Friends of Unity December Blog Hop. This month the theme is vintage. Totally unplanned, but my stamp choice matches the picture cue! I love this image and this layout has been used so many time to make quick note cards for my friends. No reason to send a card, just dropping a quick line to let them know that I am thinking about them. I have been told several times that my cards have come at the most opportune times.

I chose this stamp as a nod to one of my favorite hobbies… reading! I always imagined an author sitting for hours in front of an old typewriter, fingers moving as fast as they can, while their next best seller simply unfolds before them. As I would finish book after book in my teenage years I would secretly long to have the skill to write a novel the world would want to read. Since my ability to write a book is shadowed by desire to simply read them… I will let the daydream of being a famous author stay locked away in youth.   

Looking through my paper scraps, I opted for this pretty paper I purchased from Hobby Lobby. Not a leaf in sight on any of our trees, but the calendar still says its fall! Living in Northern New York we see the beauty of the fall colors outside our windows. 

Friends of Unity are celebrating four years of hopping! Thank you for stopping by visiting. Please visit the links below and comment for the opportunity to win a Unity prize from me! I will announce the winner in our January hop. 


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

Crystal O. Minkler

Type Write (Unity Stamp Company)

Merry Merlot (Stampin Up)
Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Vintage Cream (Papertrey)

Memento Tuxedo Black

Sizzix Big Shot
Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies
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. Beautiful!! I love the blue typewriter! I also dreamed of being an author when I was a kid... crazy how dreams change as you grow older.

  2. Pretty card and thanks for sharing why you chose the supplies!

    Linda Abel

  3. Cute card! I love the colors you chose.

  4. Lovely card Eileen, my old typewriter was black, I would have loved a blue one!

  5. This card is so happy and cheerful! I love typewriter images because it takes me back to my years in high school and college typing papers and now it becomes a story to tell my kids of correction fluid and keys getting jammed! The patterned paper is awesome too!

  6. Very pretty card!
    Gorgeous papers, and color scheme!!!

  7. And living in South Florida, I see the pretty colors of Fall through gorgeous cards like yours! lol And I'm always happy to see a cute birdie. tfs!

  8. Absolutely lovely card! I actually learned how to type many moons ago on a typewriter! I can’t believe how far we’ve advanced!

  9. Lovely card Eileen! I guess typewriters are considered vintage so you made the perfect stamp choice!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  10. Such pretty paper and perfect for the storyline, Fall feels like sitting by the fire creating. Michigan here and Fall felt Late and December took over. Love the typewriter feeling, perfect! Besides,I get the feeling creative inspiration touches many hearts you're not aware of. How wonderful. Thanks.

    1. Oopsie, hit go to fast... wanted to wish you a very Happy Anniversary too!

  11. Maybe if I had a blue typewriter as a teen, I might have stuck with trying to learn to type back in the day. Great card.

  12. Very fun image for a great “quick note” card.
    Pauline x

  13. Such a pretty card Eileen! I love reading too; just not enough time. I had the best typing teacher in junior high. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't know my way around a keyboard.

  14. Happy Anniversary! Darling card - love the cute blue typewriter

  15. Nice card, I live the colors you used.

  16. Cute cards and
    it's been a fab
    4 years!
    Carla from Arizona

  17. Eileen, I can imagine how pretty the colors must be on the east coast! You card really reflects the beauty of the season!

  18. Love the color combo and the typewriter image! Great card!

  19. Another great theme and card to go with it! This typewriter is a favorite of mine and I, too, think about authors and writing books every time I use it. GREAT card!

  20. Oh my heart - love it! This typewriter and card remind me of my dad - I miss him so much at this time of year.

  21. What a cute little blue typewriter. My kids have never seen a real typewriter, and think of the as things in books...kind of like horse drawn carriages, lol!