Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friends of Unity February Blog Hop ~ Friendship

Hello Fiends! Welcome to February! Welcome to our Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

If I may, I'd love to give a sweet shout out to my daughter Samantha in honor of her 28th birthday. She is my heart and one of my bestfriends. I love you baby and I thank God each day for you! Have a beautiful, happy and blessed birthday today with your family and know that mommy wishes she could share this day with you. I'm celebrating you across the miles, my love.

How lovely is this months theme. Friendship. Oh how valuable this wonderful word is. Whether your circle is small and cozy, or big and exciting; friendships carry us. Support us. Include us and accept us.

I was in the process of making "just because I love you" gifts for some friends and thought how wonderful an accompanying tag made with some of my favorite Unity stamps would be! I love the outcome! I think you will, too. ;)

I stamped each tag with the flower & vase from the set "Difficult Roads", by Graciellie Designs. To me this is one of the most beautiful stamps she has ever created. The sentiment used on this first one is from an itty bitty called "Gladness touch your life". It pairs so perfectly with this gift I am giving to a dear friend, an amazing photographer. She is an absolute incredible woman who sincerely makes an impact on every person she comes in contact with. I am so excited to celebrate her simply because I love and appreciate her friendship.

Be sure to click on each photo to really see the beauty and detail of each creation! ;)

The sentiment on this next tag I received in a grab bag so I am not sure if it is part of a set. It says, "Everyone should have a friend like you" and perfectly fits the beautiful woman I am gifting this to. I know each and everyone of us has online friends that we have grown close to. Although we don't talk very often, I love and adore her authenticity and beauty. I appreciate her online friendship. This gift will be a simple reminder of that.

This keychain and tag were made for my bestfriend of 36 years. I could never put in to words what she means to me. Our friendship has remained through separation and trials. It has carried us when our lives were falling apart. It has given us countless memories and moments that remind us how truly beautiful and important true friendships are.

I was so excited when I came across this sentiment in my grab bag and immediately thought of Betty. It says, "A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same". The different charms on her key chain read, "Se believed she could so she did". "Be" and "blessed".

This last gift and tag is for my sister Tina. She is truly one of my very best friends and knows me better than anyone. I'm not sure I could even put in to words what she means to me. Although she is my sister, she truly exemplifies the word friendship. I love her more than she'll ever know.

The sentiment is from an itty bitty called "Old Chicks" and says "your heart and my heart are very old friends".  How very precious this sentiment is!

The photo below is the back of her initial T charm. It is part of a sentiment stamped from the January 2017 sentiment kit called "Worth it all." The entire sentiment reads "Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier". It has been a long time favorite of mine.

As much as I love creating, I also love packaging my creations. How fun these are going to be to give! Notice the beautiful stickers on the packaging? I had those made through Current. :)

I know your going to love these as much as I do! I would love to know which charm and tag were you favorites!

(Each tag is cut with a die I bought from Papertrey Ink and stamped with Gina K premium dye ink called dark chocolate.)

For those of you who fully read my blog, I thank you so very much. I love being able to express myself through creating and writing, and I love sharing both with you. 

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!

(Unfortunately, you won't have access to the follow button from your phone.)

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue

I hope you have a chance to visit each blog. I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  If you've not, please see the blog hop list at the bottom of this post and prepare to be inspired!

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. 

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 giveaways!! Congratulations to Donna Rakestraw for being my winner from last months FOU blog hop! Thank you for your sweet comment, Donna! Please message me your contact information.

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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