Welcome to our Friends of Unity May Blog Hop! This months theme of "Fruitful" immediately struck a chord in me that goes outside the thinking of fruit.
I wanted to share the definition of being fruitful. It is the synonyms of fruitful that came to my heart.
[ˈfro͞otfəl] (of a tree, plant, or land) producing much fruit; fertile.
fruit-bearing · fructiferous · fruiting · fertile · fecund · high-yielding · lush · abundant · profuse · prolific · bounteous · generative · progenitive · fructuous
- producing good or helpful results; productive.
- synonyms:productive · constructive · useful · of use · worthwhile · helpful · of help · of assistance · beneficial · valuable · rewarding · profitable · advantageous · gainful · ·
- (of a person) producing many offspring.
I adore the apples from the "apple stamping" set. I loooove green apples! ;)
To me, the fruit in this card is representative of what you will yield in your perserverance to keep going. Sometimes it is hard to keep going when the situation is hard to bare. I've been there friends. There are times I even gave up. It is the times I kept going that has brought me to where I am today. Happy, blessed and content. Even when I am in the midst of hardships. :)
This sentiment from Graciellie's "Moments of Bliss" set was perfect for the message I wanted this card to relay.
The apples are stamped onto watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair ink in Verdant. It is truly a lovely color! I added bits of brown with my paint brush for the stem and seeds.
Do you love this next card as much as I do? Oh, I just adore it! I was so excited when I discovered this stamp last year. The last time I used this stamp from "Planted" I used them as leaves. This time they represent trees to me! The sentiment is from the same stamp set. How powerful this statement is, friends.
There are times I feel so buried that I can't possibly break my way through the heaviness. But God always reminds me that He planted the seed in me and it is strong enough to break through the toughest of barriers. I've discovered it is through my toughest times that I yield the most fruitful harvest.
I swiped the stamp with alternating Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Mowed Lawn. Spraying slightly with water each time. Remember, when you want to spray your stamp or image with water; Distress inks react the best.
I didn't do any coloring on these cards. We (I) so often want to showcase my talents in creating that sometimes I forget the simplicity of the stamped image is often enough. And in this case, they worked beautifully.
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Until next time~
Be blessed, friends!
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.
Speaking of winners! Congratulations to Niki Wray for winning from Aprils Hop! Please, contact me here to collect your winnings!
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.)
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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I love your clean-and-simple apple card on watercolor paper! So refreshing looking!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, love the apple one!! Haven't seen that one yet, sigh, one more for the wishlist, LOLReplyDelete
I love your representation of trees! It's perfect!ReplyDelete
These inspire me, lovely cards, would be proud to have created, proud to give....and would be tickled to be the recipient! They are just that perfect and, attainable. Thanks, I am 100% sure this blog post spawned some cards out of me this weekend!ReplyDelete
That Verdant color is so yummy & pretty! Probably my favorite shade of green (I love sage, too). Both cards are so inspirational and just lovely.ReplyDelete
Two lovely cards, Bobbie Sue! Wonderful CAS style and beautiful coloring.ReplyDelete
Pretty cards! Love the apples and the rows of trees!ReplyDelete
Great cards, I love that apple stamp!ReplyDelete
So pretty and so powerful. Love the apples and the tree stamps and love your designs. Just amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Your tree card isReplyDelete
neat looking and I
love the apples!
Carla from Utah
Both your cards are beautiful ....You are such an amazing creator of beauty...Love all you cards,tags ect.ectReplyDelete
Both are wonderful and I really like the simplicity of the apple card.ReplyDelete
I love the green apples. They look so fresh and fun! I need to case this! Would be amazing for teacher appreciation cards! So inspiring!ReplyDelete
You apple card is perfection!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! CnS!! I love it!!
Fabulous both, so modern and unique!ReplyDelete
Unity Stamps really has some amazing products, and I'm really enjoying myself. This lead me to the shop where I found SO much more than I realized they had. Thanks for getting back in touch with Unity Stamps through this fabulous May Blog Hop.ReplyDelete
Love how these cards turned out. :)ReplyDelete
Clean creative creations!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on joining the Unity team! I am in awe of the wonderful sentiments and your work is a fab showcase of these products and the fruitful theme.ReplyDelete
I so love your inspirational write-ups! The apple is fabulous, and I so love what you have done with these trees- love the message/sentiment too! You are so right, God leads us to hard times to make us stronger! Congrats to Unity for having you on their team!!!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful simplicity for the Moments of Bliss card. Love it! Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Thankful for your fruitfulness, and sharing your heart and talents ♥️ReplyDelete
Just perfect! I love this theme! I like that you gave us the definition! Great CAS card!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards. I like the sentiments and colors.ReplyDelete
I love both cards, especially the apple one! They are both truly beautiful!ReplyDelete
Love your wonderful card, Bobbie Sue! Simple yet so beautiful!! Love them!!ReplyDelete
I love both of these sentiments so much. I have the set you used for your second card and reach for it frequently. Your cards are simply beautiful in this month's hop. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
You're so right about a beautiful stamped image standing on its own. Both of these cards are gorgeous, and the sentiments uplifting.ReplyDelete
Awww!!! Gorgeous cards and colors!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner!!!
I just love the card with all the trees, and the little leaf charm is perfect.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards. Love the green apples. HugzReplyDelete
I love the green apples :)ReplyDelete