Thursday, April 25, 2019

GIU Day 4 ~

Hi again, friends!
 
Welcome to day 4 of my GIU week! I, along with my GIU friends, always feel this week goes by way too fast!
 
This blog post is a continuation of Mother's Day cards as today I have a featured card (and new challenge) on the Unity Stamp Company Blog. <--- Follow this link to see the first migration of butterflies I've ever colored! I think you'll love it!

This is me being transparent, friends. I love the coloring I did on the following two cards, but I do not care for the designs. I chose to use them anyway because I put a lot of effort into making them, and for that... I'm proud. ;)

I used the same Migration of Beauty as I did on the card with the Unity blog today. (It's really a beauty! You gotta go see it!) With both cards below I stamped in Versafine black. One on Canson XL water color paper and one of Bristol Smooth.
 
The first card I watercolored with a new to me 48 pan set of watercolors by Dainayw. These colors are very high quality and the pigment very rich and vibrant.
 
I love this sentiment from the April 2016 Sentiment Kit Mama's & Grandma's. I will stamp Happy Mothers Day on the inside of the card. (The Happy Mother's Day sentiment used on the other card is from this same kit.)

Someone asked me where I get the beaded pins that I started putting in my photos. They are called hat pins, (although they don't get put in a hat lol) but I make them myself. I buy the pins from Amazon and most of my beads when on sale at Michaels. I love making them and think they add a great flair to my photos. Occasionally I will wear one on my dress to church.
 
 
This next card was stamped on Bristol Smooth and colored with Zig brush pens and a Zig blender. I truly love the coloring on this one. Adoring how it fades. I am actually considering using this sentiment from Angie Blom's Include Yourself on both of my daughters cards, and my two daughters-in-law cards. I adore all of these beautiful ladies in my life.
 

 
I do have several items linked, but I am not an affiliate. I just like to enable you as best I can. ;)
 
Be sure to visit me again tomorrow as I conclude my GIU week! By commenting on my blog EACH day you will have a chance to win some pretty amazing stamps from Unity Stamp Co.
 
I will also be offering a thank you gift for visiting and commenting on my blog and FB post each day!
 
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For those of you who fully read my blog, thank you so very much. I love being able to express myself through creating and writing, and I love sharing both with you

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As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

Until next time~

Be blessed, friends!

Bobbie Sue
 
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 over possible minor errors within the layout. I appreciate you, friends.

43 comments:

  1. Great inspiration right here! Love how you used dies and those butterflies are stunning! So dang pretty!

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  2. I love the second sentiment. Thanks for sharing and reminding me to get the Mother's Day card done. My mother and grandmothers are no longer here, but I have a wonderful daughter-in-law who is the mother to my adorable granddaughter, so she gets one.

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  3. Beautiful!! Love the colors you chose and I think the designs are beautiful!!

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  4. It’s exciting to see the different possibilities for stamps you’ve chosen each day. Inspiring and teaching are wonderful attributes. Thank you for sharing your talents.
    Ok, this butterfly background is going on my wishlist. I was trying to resist, but... your cards convinced me.

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  5. Both these cards are again wonderful. I love the butterflies! I have been trying so hard to resist this stamp...I think I need to cave. The way you make each stamp set shows so many options! Especially love the second card...my favorite!

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  6. Wow, the coloring on these is really beautiful! I like the designs, but understand that feeling of not quite loving a layout.

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  7. These cards are beautiful Bobbi! Your coloring is beautiful, love the butterflies. 🦋

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  8. Absolutely beautiful cards so colorful, elegant and special. Can't believe the week is ending so fast.


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  9. Beautiful and inspiring! I really love the look with the blended Zig pens. I need to add some more butterfly stamps to my wishlist. They’re so versatile! I am off to color now, so thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Love all the beautiful butterflies!!! ( and the hat pins too!)😊

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  11. Such lovely butterflies -- I especially like the second card with the wings only partly colored! Fun hat pins too!

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  12. So pretty, both of them! I love the softer coloring of the second one!

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  13. I bought this one and am looking forward to coloring her up, thanks for the inspiration

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  14. Your coloring is absolutely beautiful and both cards are very lovely. I don't see anything wrong with your designs. But I do know what you mean ... we are the most critical of our own work, they say.

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  15. The butterfly cards are so amazing and I love your idea of using a part of the stamp and not the entire stamp. It is so pretty and love the ribbon.

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  16. Gorgeous cards. Sometimes the cards we like the least are those most loved by the recipients. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  17. Beautiful butterflies!!!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your work is beautiful! I love the colors you used- yes, very vibrant! Pretty card layouts- what size card do you make???
    Love your hat pins too- so wonderful!!!

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  19. I love both of these. You're colors are outstanding!

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  20. Love both cards, imperfections say I was hand made.

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  21. Love those pretty butterfly borders!

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  22. Just beautiful! I'm currently waiting for that butterfly stamp to arrive. It's just stunning for so many projects. Your coloring is amazing and love your designs. We're our own worst critics. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Wow, your coloring is so perfect! These are really pretty. I have to get this stamp!

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  24. I love your butterfly card, such great coloring, loving the combo of gorgeous rainbows.

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  25. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Gorgeous cards! Perfect way to celebrate the momma in your life. <3

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  27. I kept telling myself no more butterfly stamps but I am going to have to break down and buy this one! Your cards are beautiful.

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  28. Fabulous cards Bobbie Sue!!! I really need that stamp with the butterflies, oh and with the strawberries, and the flowers. Think I need them all, LOL

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  29. These are stunning. I love butterflies and just got this stamp. Yeah you have already given me ideas and I love the bright colors.

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  30. Love these beautiful and colorful butterflies and your fabulous beaded pins.

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  31. Very nice with the cards!!! I remember having beaded pins back in the early 70's, and we would make them too!!! Very cool!

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  32. Lovely creations! I like the first one for its richness and the second card is so soft and beautiful!

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  33. OMG these colors are magnificent! I must get that migration stamp!

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  34. Love what you did with the butteflies, they have become very close to my heart, and I cant wait to play with this one...just got it in my last order =)

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  35. Beautiful cards. I love those border!

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  36. I'm really happy that you posted the card you didn't particularly like as it goes to show that not everything works out as we planned but it doesn't diminish the art, creativity and process of making something! Lovely cards!

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  37. BEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL Cards! I am a huge Butterfly fan! I am especially fond of the second card! Your coloring is amazing too!

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  38. :D Yes! I always read complete blogs!! I love to write and so I understand wanting what you share to be what you actually share!! I love your projects ~ all week! ~ although I didn't take time to comment! (I should, I could really use some Unity cash!!) Thanks for taking the time to share so much lovely with us! and congrats on a beautiful GIU Week! Blessings and Hugs!

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  39. I can't believe the gorgeousness of your butterflies!!! I just finished a butterfly swap a few months ago, and I wish I had your technique then! Such Terrific! Terrific! cards! Love them all!

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