Saturday, August 3, 2019

Friends of Unity Blog Hop ~ Furry Friends

Hello, friends!

Welcome to August and welcome to our Friends of Unity Blog Hop as we focus on Furry Friends!

I must admit that I do not create with many furry friend stamps. This proved to be a challenge for me, but I had a great time regardless all the mishaps. ;)

My first card was so quick to create and I love it. I've been wanting to send a "hello" card to a fellow crafter. His little dog is his very best friend, so this is perfect for him!

The dog stamp was in my latest grab bag. He is from Angie Bloms Lucky Dog stamp set. As a matter of fact, other than some playful pups from Phyliss Harris, he is the only dog stamp I own! He has a bit of a scowl on his face and it makes him irresistibly adorable!
He is simply stamped on a scrap piece of Bristol smooth. I added a bit of color with a Zig and fussy cut him out. I love this stencil from Taylored Expressions. I used my blending brush to add Distress Ink in Faded Jean. The sentiment is from Lisa Aranas Looking Foxy stamp set.
For my second card I used Cuddlebug Kitty from Tierra Jackson. I adore her!

I stamped her in Distress Ink Vintage Photo onto Canson XL watercolor. What I love about stamping in Distress Ink is that you can use the ink from the image to move around color. When I know I don't want too much color on my image I simply run my wet brush over the stamped image and move it around to color with. Other than adding a bit of green to her eyes and a bit of pink to her nose, ears and pads, I did not need add any additional ink to color this image. She is beautiful!

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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.)

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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  1. Oh cute cards!
    Love the doggie,
    looks like my Yorkie.
    Darling cat card too.
    Carla from Utah

  2. The pup one is my fav!!! I am going to case that one! Love how clean it looks. The pup pops with that steciled background. Adorbs!

  3. That second card with the kitty is great! Both cards, nice job!

  4. Cute cards -- that doggy one is my favorite! Love the layout and stenciled background!

  5. Love them both, Bobbie Sue! I love the CAS design of the first and how you colored the cat!

  6. I think they both came out so cute! You colored them both just fine. Your cards are darling.

  7. If I ever had a dog, that would be the one I would choose - he is so cute!

  8. What a sweet little dog card and I love the cat too! Just darling coloring and design!

  9. Cute dog. I have that set. It's cool. Love the kitty too. HUgz

  10. Just darling, Bobbie Sue. I love that little doggy, that stenciled background, and your CAS design is wonderful. The Kitty is precious. I love your coloring and the rainbow colors in the background too. Just perfect for our theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Love these stamps. That Yorkie is so cute

  12. Super cute cards Bobbie Sue!
    I am in love with the first card...don't you just love how fast some cards just come together!

  13. Love the way you colored the pup and the kitty! Adorable cards!

  14. So cute! I was given Lucky Dog as a Unity prize and love seeing it shown off!!! I am typically more if a cat stamper, but don't own a single cuddlebug (give me time tho, just returning thus year to Unity indulgence). Thanks for the furry fun!!!😁

  15. I love the dog card with the blue background and how you made it fade around the edges. I love dogs and this is so sweet. The expression on his face is funny!

  16. Beautifully done cards Bobbie Sue! I almost did a similar design with the other dog from Lucky Dog for my second card. How ironic! I was going to fill the entire front with the stencil, but I like how you did yours so much better.

  17. Ohhh... your cards are absolutely wonderful! I love the sweet simple design of the first card and I plan to case it the first chance I get!! And I'm so happy to see another Cuddlebug used in our hop!! I almost used this one too! I love this sweet kitty and you made a fabulous card with it!

  18. Love your cards! I'm a "dog person" so naturally that one is my fave! Also I love that background you used behind him!

  19. Such sweet cards! Love the dog card!

  20. Cute cards! I love the stencil background on your dog card!

  21. Your cards are so cute. I especially love the dog. Thanks for the inspiration... I've never inked him up yet. Now I have ideas! ❤

  22. Love your cards... I don't have that cat stamp yet, and cats are my favorite! Beautifully done

  23. I adore that little dog Bobbie Sue. Thanks for sharing! 😍😍

  24. I can't believe you don't make many furry critter cards because these are just adorable. I LOVE that image with the dog!

  25. Both of your cards are awesome! I love the little dog and how the stenciling draws your eye to the dog. Very nice!

  26. I love critter cards and that little Yorkie is the cutest ever! Thanks for sharing you sweet little card designs.

  27. So much fun to be had with these furry friends! Adorable cards πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!!

  28. I'm always happy to see your cards. These are so cute.