Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friends of Unity Blog Hop ~ October Leaves

Fall greetings, friends! Welcome to our Friends of Unity October Blog Hop. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. How perfect is our leaves theme! I gathered all of my Unity leaf stamps and had the hardest time choosing. There are so many beautiful sets!

Did you know~ today is World Card Making Day?? How cool is that! My Unity friends and I were so excited for this to fall on our Blog Hop day! I love being a cardmaker. It is an absolute joy and honor to be a part of such a creative and giving community of papercrafters. I think that a handmade card is one of the most thoughtful gifts one can receive. I have some very special people in my life I am going to be making a card for on this WCMD. And I bet you do, too. I'd love to see what you create today!
 
I enjoyed the eclipse card from my GIU week so much so that I decided to make another! The KOM from September 2016 had the perfect size leaf stamps to use with cutting out FALL for this card. The card didn't turn out quite as I had envisioned, but overall I am happy with the result.

 
 I used 2 different color distress inks (walnut stain and vintage photo) on the leaves so that they would look a little more worn to match the design of the leaves. I cut them out using the Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die set. In my opinion this is the very best set for eclipse design. Perfect size and better priced compared to other sets I have seen of this size .  The sentiment is from the August Sentiment kit. The color underneath the sentiment was stenciled through a mask I cut from scrap paper after having traced around the sentiment for sizing. I layered 4 different distress inks and applied them with my Tim Holtz stencil brushes. I wish you could better see the color I used to stamp the sentiment. It is just beautiful. I used aged mahogany distress ink and stamped it 3x.
 
Look at this beautiful leaf plate! I found a set of 3 at Goodwill a few years ago. All 3 different colors. I love them!

 
I absolutely love the look and feel of this next card!!


 
The panel is embossed with a Cricut embossing folder called Forest. It is one of my favorites of all that I own. (it will emboss up to a 5x7 panel)  The leaves are from a Graciellie Design set called Obsessively Grateful. I used 3 different distress inks on them then sprayed with a light mist of water. I absolutely love the affect this technique gave. (I used spiced marmalade, mustard seed and aged mahogany) I popped the leaves up with a foam square and love the shadow it gives. I am not a fan of fussy cutting so I let my Scan N Cut do it for me. I was ever so grateful! "You are so special" is also from the August 2018 sentiment kit. Guess what? You are so special!!

 
In honor of World Card Making Day Unity Stamp company is having an amazing sale with equally amazing new releases! Be sure to visit them and fill up that cart!
 
I hope you have a chance to visit each blog. I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  Please see the blog hop list at the bottom of this post and prepare to be inspired!
 
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!
 
As always~
 
Thanks for spending time with me today!
 
Until next time~
 
Be blessed, friends!
 
Bobbie Sue
 
There are some pretty awesome giveaways with this hop! Including one from myself! Be sure you comment on EACH blog post to be entered in the drawing. Winners announced during next months blog hop!
(I have a feeling you will comment anyway as a way of support and admiration to the artists.)
 
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.
 
 
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59 comments:

  1. Your eclipse card was amazing! I am very intimidated by the eclipse card and have not yet tried one, but you are giving me courage. Lol. I’ll experiment this weekend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. Happy Card Making Day!

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie!! I hope you do make one!!

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  2. Beautiful cards! I need to make some fall themed cards soon :)

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  3. Beautiful Fall cards, Bobbie Sue!! You do the eclipse cards so well! And don't you just love a simple embossing folder that can take a card from pretty, to WOW!! TFS!!

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    1. Thank you, my friend!! Yes! I love how an embossing folder adds so much to a project!!

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  4. The eclipse card is amazing. Love that little leaf dish you have it sitting on too. You know.... I have never done an eclipse card! I know right...crazy. Loving the texture background on the 2nd cards. Adds so much elegance yet keeps the fall feeling! Amazing as always!!!

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  5. Oh, Bobbie, your cards are wonderful! I'm going to CASE them! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Love both of your cards. 🧑 Charming reminders of what a beautiful season autumn is. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. 😊

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  7. Beautiful fall cards, the eclipse card is so pretty!!

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  8. I've been too scared to try the eclipse cards yet, but I'm working up to it. Seeing cards like this help! Really like both of these!

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  9. I am very impressed with the eclipse cards, have not tried it myself as yet!

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    1. Thank you, Glennis! Try it!! I wanna see! πŸ€—

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  10. Gorgeous Fall cards!!!! So inspiring.

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  11. It is sooo cool how the "FALL" pops out from the stamps! I love both cards!

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  12. Your cards are so lovely! And elegant...someday I’ll be able to do something like these!

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    1. Oh my friend it is I who am in awe of what you do!! I never feel like I could create like you! But thank you so much!!

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  13. Both cards are so lovely and I adore the Earthiness of the
    Fall coloring. The first card is my fave - I just love that beautiful technique so much. And you are good at it! Happy WCMD!! I have
    been making cards all day. So fun! Work tomorrow, tho ... ugh. lol

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I do love making eclipse cards! I’m glad you’ve crafted all day!! πŸ€—πŸ§‘

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  14. Just beautiful, friend! I adore your eclipse card, just stunning. And love the texture and clean look of your second card. Just lovely colors, patterns, design, and stamps. Just great!

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    1. Oh my goodness thank you, Kim!! Your comment gave me a big happy smile!!♥️πŸ€—

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  15. So beautiful Bobbie Sue! I love your Fall eclipse card! The other leaf card is pretty with the pop of color on the white embossed background. Pam Foy

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  16. Ohhh, Bobbie Sue I adore your cards!! The gorgeous fall colors and the texture on the second card!! So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, my friend!! πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  17. I am so not ready for the fall.....! But, I love fall colors. Your Fall cards are fab- how I love the eclipse card, and how colorful is the 2nd card- and the perfect embossing folder!!!

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    1. I looove fall and long for it every other season! πŸ€— Thank you, Shelly!!

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  18. Beautiful work! Is it hard to give them away?

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    1. Thank you , Linda! Yes it is!! I often make them specifically for someone, but when I don’t It’s also hard to decide who to give what card, too! πŸ˜†πŸ€—

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  19. Very cool cards. I like the effect of the eclipse and embossed cards are always so beautiful.

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  20. Wonderful leaf cards. I like the colors on distress inks you used and the forest embossing folder.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  21. Your cards are stunning! I love the card with the stamping on the die cuts spelling fall!! Very original!!

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  22. Two very beautiful cards. Each one a mini masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. WHat gorgeous cards! Love the embossing!

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  24. You must be my sister from another mother! All the things I love, Unity, fall, stencil brushes, alphabet dies. AND my husband's name is Bobby and my family calls me Sue, so we have a ton of friends that call us BobbySue!

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  25. That one with the words! That's cool! Both are very nice cards!

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  26. All of the cards on this blog hop are awesome..............makes it hard to pick!! Thnaks for sharing and the inspiration!!

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  27. AMAZING cards! I really love how your eclipse card looks! Very lovely!

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  28. Love Fall and I really like how you used crisp white in the second fall card...

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  29. Bobbie Sue, your cards are always so beautiful! I love the design on the first one...gorgeous! And I love how you inked the leaves on the second card. The embossing folder you used is perfect

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  30. Beautiful! Fall is my favorite time of year too!

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  31. I've already started making fall cards. Thanks for the ideas! So pretty...

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  32. I love everything about fall, and these cards capture this time of year perfectly. Love how you layered an embossed background with beautiful stamping

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  33. Gorgeous cards! Love the simple elegance.

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  34. Oh my!!! Stunning Fall cards! Colors are amazing!!!

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  35. These were perfect fall cards ! I’m sure they’ve been absolutely loved ! Thanks for sharing your creations. Love, Marjorie
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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