Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friends of Unity August Blog Hop ~ Sympathy

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog and welcome to August! 

This months theme is Sympathy. Some sympathy cards can be so hard to create, but oh what a tender message it sends the receiver. To me, sympathy cards do not always have to be about loss.


Both of my cards this month were fairly easy to create, and I absolutely love how they turned out.

This first card is going to a dear friend of mine who is in the hospital battling heart issues. Her faith is incredibly strong and trusts God is in control, but I know she is still frightened and alone during this time of distancing.

This was my first time using the flower and butterfly cluster from the Feb 2020 Sentiment Kit called "hope is a beautiful thing". How gorgeous is it in b&w splattered with copper! I see myself using this cluster on many cards with this very same style. So many amazing details to this image.

The Praying for you sentiment is from March 2018 Sentiment Kit called "mourning dove". There are so many beautiful and touching sentiments in this set. 

Did you know that Unity sells the line of Clair inks? (as the one I've used here below) They are my go to inks for stamping my and sentiments! 



This next card is for a dear family friend of ours who has fought brain tumors for many a year. They just discovered two more. He is one of the strongest and most humble of men I know. I am eager to get this card to him to let him know we are praying for him and encouraging him to battle on as he has done for many years! 

I do not create very many masculine cards, but I knew immediately I wanted to use "A Faithful Letter" for this one. This stamp is an amazing collaboration of verses that offer hope and strength in God's promises for our future. Verses that bring peace no matter the situation at hand. This stamp is truly a new favorite of mine. 

I purposely lightly stamped Faithful Letter in various areas using the distress ink called Hickory Smoke.

There's just something I love about the look of the "hugs and prayers" sentiment stamp I used from the February 2015 Sentiment Kit called "beautiful life, blessed memories". The words express exactly what I want to extend Bro Jimmy and I thought the font was perfect for a masculine card.



As always~
Thanks for spending time with me today!

If I may, I'd love to invite you to follow my blog.
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It brings me so much joy sharing my thoughts and creations with all of you!

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 winners! (I did not participate in the June or July hop) The winner from my May FOU blog is Carol Wortman! Carol, thank you so much for visiting my blog and your ever so sweet comments! Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

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.

The hop started with
Crystal 




Be sure to start at the top for any you may have missed!


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. I appreciate you, friends! 

27 comments:

  1. Bobbie Sue, your cards and messaging are absolutely beautiful! I like how you accented the design of the first card by adding the patterned paper to the inside so that it would be seen from the front. It really did make the flowers and ink splatters pop! Simply stunning!

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    1. Meg, you are always so kind and complimentary on my posts. Thank you so much, sweet friend.

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  2. Awesome cards. Beautiful ideas for a difficult topic. Love these. Hugz

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  3. Fantastic cards, Bobbie Sue! I love the designs for both and the meaning behind each. Two fabulous cards my friend!

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    1. Thank you so very much, my dear friend! Appreciate you. ❤️

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  4. These are so beautiful!!!!!!!! Love these ❤️

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  5. Natasha!!! Thank you!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. Both of your cards are so beautiful! I specially love the first card with the butterflies!

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  7. Your cards are perfect for your friends, I love the designs

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  8. Very elegant creations, Bobbie Sue. Your friends will love them, I'm sure.

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  9. Just so beautiful, Bobbie Sue...
    I love the simplicity of both cards...
    We've missed you over the summer, so welcome back!!
    #iheartyou

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  10. I just love both of your cards, and that you interpreted the cue of sympathy to mean hope and care as well. The black and white floral, with splatters, really caught my eye with its artsy look. The masculine card is just perfect, with the plaid papers and simple sentiment. These are beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful, meaningful, and heartfelt cards my friend! Love the designs of both and the black/white/gray color combos. Welcome back, we missed you! Hope you got some rest, relaxation, and fun with all those kiddos. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Wow, these are both really great cards, with mostly black and white. The copper spatters on your first one really adds a special touch, and I love the plaid on your second card.

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  13. These are amazing! I especially love the first one. You had me at "splatters." I love the plaid on the second card. Sending hugs your way. I hope that both of your friends have speedy recoveries.

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  14. Sympathy cards can be difficult. You did an amazing job.

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  15. Lovely! Another couple of sets I need to someday order.Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Both cards are beautiful! I love the floral with just the splatter! I never would have thought of that!! The male card is great as well

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  17. Your cards are so
    lovely and just
    what is needed.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. What beautiful cards!! Thank you especially for the masculine themed one!

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  19. Bobbie Sue, your cards are so beautiful! I adore the elegance of the b/w floral card - the splatters are just the right touch. The second card is so perfect! This is my first time hopping thru the Friends of Unity Blog Hop - such beautiful creations and inspiration. Thank you!

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  20. Speechless.... the heartfelt prayers, love, prayers, and concern is portrayed so beautifully. I have usually never kept sympathy cards on hand and make them in a hurry, but the flower is exactly what I love to do. I will probably try this. Would love to see the inside. Thanks and thanks.

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    1. P.S. I sent you a Facebook message ❣❣❣❣ Thank you!! So very excited, blessed and grateful! (((Hugs)))

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  21. Such lovely cards Bobbie Sue! Love that diagonal cut card!!

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