Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friends of Unity May 2022 Blog Hop ~ Things with Wings

 Welcome, friends! And welcome to our May FOU Blog Hop!

This months cue is Things with Wings.  Unity has sooo many stamps with wings! 

One of my favorite sets with wings is Forest Butterfly by Graciellie Design. Both butterflies in this set are quite large, and just beautiful!

 I paired this set, on two cards, with my absolute favorite sentiment set of faith called Having Hope. I’ve used this particular scripture stamp on several cards. So encouraging… I pray it brings you peace.


Did you know Unity has several die sets available?! The border die I used on this card is from the set Scallops & Rectangles. It is a 4 piece set of nesting dies. Unity has priced their dies very affordable!


Of the two cards I made this one is my absolute favorite. 


I just love earthy tones. Growing up in the woods I feel so connected to nature. I think it’s why I’m always drawn to these hues on the majority of my cards. 

Speaking of nature! My husband and I are at our farmhouse in Arkansas. I’m surround by simple country living and so many wonderful  “Things with Wings”! My favorite place to be…


I hope you’ll join our cue and create with Things with Wings! Please, tag me if you do. I’d love to see it!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) 

Speaking of winners! The winner from my April FOU blog is (RobinApril 6, 2022 at 5:20 PM
I love these both and am a huge fan of yours. The camisole is creative but my favorite is that succulent card. I would never have thought to pair that paper with that stamp but I love it 😀.)  Congratulations, Robin! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and for leaving such a nice comment! Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name or first name only that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :) And I really want you to get your winnings! 

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with the most awesome
Crystal 

You came to me from the truly wonderful

Next up is the ultra fabulous

There are 12 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed as we ask you to give love to each blog to be included in the giveaway. :)

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Friends of Unity April 2022 Blog Hop ~ Patterned Paper

 Welcome, friends! And welcome to our April FOU Blog Hop!

Are you having Spring or Winter temperatures? We typically do not get much of a winter in this part of Texas (unlike in my Arkansas home state). However, the temps have drastically fluctuated this year! Cold mornings and hot days. Either way I am blessed and have learned to appreciate both!

This months cue is patterned paper. I am in awe of those who use patterned paper for paper piecing

I am drawn to using black and white pattern paper as a background. Especially lines and polkadots!

My first card is one I created in February and decided to change it up a bit. I love this beautiful woman and sentiment from the February KOM

I added a black camisole to her bust line for a more modest look. :) The fun polkadot patterned paper makes this card perfect for my teenage nieces birthday. 





The succulent stamp from the June 2018 Uniquely Unitt has always been a favorite of mine. I just adore the white on black sentiment stamps from the Sept 2021 Sentiment Kit

Hug perfectly pairs with this happy script die cut. (I can not recall who this die is from)

Loving these dots, as well! 

(I have drawers full of patter paper so I am not certain where either are from.)






I used to use patterned paper quite regularly, but my style changed over the last year or 2 and is typically more Clean and Simple so I wasn't hugely creative here. I did have fun incorporating pattern paper, and am inspired to use it more often. 

Let's go way back to cards from 2018 when I did use patterned paper. Wow!! Why did I ever stop! 



I hope you are as inspired to use more patterned paper as much as I am! I would love to see your cards using pattern paper! 

I would love to know which of my 2 newest cards are your favorite! I love them both as they creatively differ!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) Speaking of winners! The winner from my February FOU blog is Jan Vint. I love that you loved my masculine card! Congratulations, Jan! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and for leaving such a nice comment! Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 12 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed as we ask you to give love to each blog to be included in the giveaway. :)

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Friends of Unity February Blog Hop ~ Sketch

Hello, friends! Welcome to our FOU Blog Hop and happy 1st Saturday of February!

For the second year in a row we are having record breaking temperatures for our part of Texas. I pray you are all safe and warm!

This months FOU Blog Hop is a sketch challenge. Our last sketch challenge was in March 2021. This cue is always a favorite of ours and yours as you participate with us and share your makes. 


Here was my vision for this sketch challenge! The top portion of this design inspired by a beautiful card Angie (Blom) created with images from the February Kit of the Month.  See her card here. :)

This handsome guy just released this week! He is called PS I love you, Guy. You may recognize him from a digital stamp at Angie Blom Digital Designs. I am so excited he is now in red rubber at Unity Stamp Co!


I love monochromatic coloring and knew grey would be perfect for him. I finally purchased Karin Brushmarkers again and am so happy I did! (I bought them when they first came out a few years ago and quickly sold them before taking the time to learn them.)

The always is from one of my favorite word sets called "Adore" Words. I asked Angela to include this set in this weeks sale and she did! Click "Adore" above and you can see another card I made using this set. I think it will inspire you! :)

It's hard to see the awsome grey watercolor wash shadowing him. Visit my Instagram for a better view!


I hope you love this card as much as I do! Would love to interact with you here on Instagram!

I would love for you to tag me (as Bobbie Sue @Two38 Creations) in your make using the sketch below and the hashtag #friendsofunitybloghop ;)





Don't forget! We would love for you to play along in this sketch challenge! Tag me in your social media post and I will pick an extra winner to receive a small prize pack! Did I mention how much we LOVE when you play along with us! ;)

A very special shout out and thank you to our friend Meg C. This hug is for you ((())). 

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

I pray you find a blessing in even the smallest thing today! 

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

Please read the following few paragraphs:

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.)

Speaking of winners, my January Blog winner is BeatriceMI! Thank you for your sweet comment on my CAS blog post! Please message me here on Instagram so I can get out your winnings! Thank you for supporting our fun little hop and loving on my cards. ;)

To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is 

There are 11 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity January 2022 ~ Keeping it CAS

 Hi, friends! Welcome to 2022 and to our January FOU blog hop!

I pray blessings upon blessings for you all in this New Year.

This months cue is a favorite CAS. (Clean And Simple)  CAS typically means an easy to recreate card/project with minimal color(ing) and embellishments with a significant amount of white space. However, this style speaks differently to all of us. Create freely using the CAS cue and enjoy your own special creativity!

Time for some honesty friends! Every card I tried to create the past couple of days has flopped. I spent so many hours and became so discouraged, but not defeated. So, I decided to share with you cards I have made in the past that I consider clean and simple. I know you won't mind. ;)

Revisiting these relieved my anxiety. I like that. ;)

This first card I created in September 2019 using that months KOM called All kinds of Holiday Love.


This next card I created in February of 2020. I have used Journee Girl several times and always seem to color her in monochromatic style! Love her.


I hope you enjoyed revisiting some favorite CAS cards with me. And hey, thanks for being here.


My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.)

Please read the following few paragraphs:

To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 12 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Friends of Unity September Blog Hop ~ Color Challenge

 Welcome, friends! 

And welcome to our September FOU (Friends of Unity) Blog Hop

September means we are soooo close to Fall. Ahh how I wish that meant cooler temps in Texas.

 Regardless, I am blessed and thankful for this season!

This months cue is a beautiful Color Challenge

This months hop is interactive! We invite you to play along with us! Use the color scheme below and post to our Challenge album in the Unity Show & Tell group.  Also, be sure to TAG ME and use the hashtag #friendsofunitybloghop when you post to your social media. I'll pick a separate winner to send a small prize pack! Excited to see your makes!


This was indeed a challenge for me as (though I have tons of it) I never use kraft paper! After several fails, and persistent determination, I made 2 cards I absolutely love!

 Now more than ever I want to remind others how grateful I am for their presence in my life.  My first card uses a sentiment that helps me express this, It's from the September 2021 Sentiment Kit

I plan to keep this senti stamp out as it has become a favorite. I have a bowl of favorite senti stamps on my desk for easy access!
 



The bottom panel of both cards were die cut using Scalloped Stitched Rectangles by Gina Marie Designs. I wish I could recall who the leaf dies are by, but unfortunately they were not in the original packaging.


 Did you happen to notice the subtle embossed trees on the top panel?? I just adore this embossing folder by Darice called Dotted Trees!


This next card uses an old favorite of mine. This beautifully designed coffee cup by Angie called Flutters to Go. I love using this image when gifting a Starbucks gift card. The green on the butterflies is Zigs Mid Green. It mimics the color sage so well. The sentiment is from the June 2021 Sentiment Kit

I used just a hint of my beige Zig brush pen to add a bit of faux kraft color to the coffee cup. I just love the softness of the three colors together. I sure hope you play along!



The embossed panel is from a Cuttlebug folder called Forest. I forget about my embossing folders! Do you? They add such a wonderful element to my cards!


always like to know which card is your favorite!! Mine is definitely the one with the leaves. It is just so clean and classy!


My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) Speaking of winners! The winner from my August FOU blog is Teri Keefer. Congratulations, Teri! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and for leaving such a nice comment! Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 10 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Friends of Unity August Blog Hop ~ Let’s Go for a Ride

Welcome, friends! And welcome to our August Blog Hop! 

This months cue is Let's go for a Ride.

I wish I had the set called For the Guys. I would have made a card from each image! 

My first card may look familiar as I accidently shared it last week forgetting I wanted to save it for this blog hop. I did make some changes to it though! Can you tell? 
This amazing vintage truck is from the August KOM.

(Here's the original)


(and here's the change)

The ground is obvious, but can you see the several subtle differences?? :) 

The first one is much more soft, but I do love the striking changes!


Honest opinion! before or after?


My next card uses the bicycle from the March 2020 KOM and the sentiment from one of my favorite sentiment sets called Having Hope. I love and appreciate that Unity is such a diverse stamp company and provides so many faith based stamps.

The awesome peekaboo die is by Gina Marie Designs

(I truly love black and white cards.)


Notice the offset of the bicycle? I did this in order for the verse number to show. This is a card that wont fit in it's A2 envelope so I will either enclose it in a card box or atop a gift. 



always like to know which card is your favorite!! Mine is definitely the vintage truck!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) Speaking of winners! The winner from my June (I didn’t participate in July) FOU blog is Mary from the blog Life in South Texas.  . Congratulations! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and your incredibly sweet comment! Please claim before next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

It helps us identify you as winners if you will, please sign your comment with your name. Often it only shows us a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.


The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 8 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Friends of Unity June Blog Hop ~ Masculine

Hello, friends! Welcome to our June Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

Our cue this month is Masculine cards.

Do you struggle with Masculine cards?? I sure do! I look forward to the inspiration from my friends in this hop to make more!



My first card is a new Graciellie Design kit "BBQ King" that was just released this past week! Did you order it??

It is such a fun kit and perfect for summer, bbq invites and of course Fathers Day!


I love how the burgers and skewers look popped up over the grill!


My second card is made using the vintage car and a sentiment from "You are a Classic". (This set is on sale now;) I thought so much of my dad as I was making this card. He was a wonderful human and daddy. I learned so much from him and miss him so very much. 


I'll admit I struggled terribly with being happy on the outcome of this card. I know, as creators, we all experience this!

The BG paper is also from Unity. A paper pack called "Cozy Christmas".



always like to know which card is your favorite!! Mine is definitely the BBQ King!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or a lot of :) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) Speaking of winners! The winner from my May FOU blog is Teri Barefoot . Congratulations! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and your sweet comment! Please claim before next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

It helps us identify you as winners if you will, please sign your comment with your name. Often it only shows us a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.

The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 10 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friends of Unity May Blog Hop ~ Flora & Fauna



Hello, friends!

Welcome to May and welcome to our Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

This months cue is Flora & Fauna. Which is simply plants and animals in nature. Such a beautiful cue! 


Insects are a diverse group of the natural animal kingdom, and since I am an insect lover it made sense for me to use them! :)

This butterfly moth topped floral cluster beautifully screams Flora and Fauna! Such a gorgeous stamp from the February 2020 Sentiment Kit. This sentiment and floral cluster are also heat embossed. I find myself heat embossing so many of my stamped sentis and images.
love the texture it gives to the card!




These dragonflies, from a Graciellie Design set called Hope & Strength, are just gorgeous. Especially in black and white! I embossed them onto vellum and love the soft, but magnificent, look it gives them. The Wonky Stripes BG is a new favorite of mine! I stamped in VersaFine Nocturne (also found at Unity) and heat embossed. It gives it a fantastic bumby and grainy texture. 

(His mercies are new every morning, friends.)



I always like to know which card is your favorite!!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking you do!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
There is a "follow" button up a bit and to the right. --->
Not the follow by email, it's up just a bit from it. Thank you so much!
It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog and leave a little (or alot:) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing.

This months winners will be announced during next months blog hop!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.) Speaking of winners! The winner from my January FOU blog is ScrappyCat . Congratulations! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and your generous comment regarding my coloring! Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

Please read the following few paragraphs:

It helps us identify you as winners if you will, please sign your comment with your name. Often it only shows us a blog name that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :)

The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with you! :)

Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored
(Although, I know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.

The hop started with
Crystal 

You came to me from

Next up is my friend

There are 12 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed!

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. However, I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress overlooked errors. Thank you, friends!