Saturday, October 3, 2020

Friends of Unity October Blog Hop ~ Birthday

Hello, friends! Welcome to October!! 

But, where did September go?? Seriously, did it fly by as quick for you as it did for me??

And hey, Happy World Card Making Day! WCMD is always the first Saturday of October and created to encourage making handmade cards. I love that. I plan to make a card or 2 today and hope you can, too! Be sure to tag me if you do! I’d love to see! 

I do love October though! And, I love this months cue! Birthdays!

My mother turned 70 yesterday! She still looks, and happily acts, like she's in her 50's! I love it and I love her so very much. I have 2 granddaughters with birthdays this month. Syvalee turns 3 tomorrow and Fenley turns 2 on the 8th. :) :) So so sweet!

Any birthdays this month??  I'd love to know! 
(Our very own Dawn B and Kim K are having October birthdays!:) 


Each one of my cards are made from KOM stamps. What I love about the KOM is there are so many stamps in each set and they are truly versatile! 

This first card is from the June 2017 KOM called "TIME TO ENJOY LIFE".

This girl is so beautiful and so classy! The DSP is also from Unity called Birthday Party. It is a gorgeous pack of quality paper. 

This next card is from the December 2018 KOM called "BEST FRIEND TIL THE END". (Using the same sentiment from the KOM above.)

This was my first time using this girl and she is gorgeous! I made this card specifically for a friend who's milestone birthday I missed!! I'm loving how well all the different colors blend so nicely together.

I love dimension on a card!

My last, and probably favorite, card is from the June 2020 KOM called "CHANGE THE WORLD".

This lady is just beautiful. It was my first time using her, as well.

I don't always keep the sentiment on the front of a birthday card as a birthday greeting. Often times I picture the recipient wanting to display the card and I love for the visual sentiment to have really special meaning. The inside, then, will contain the birthday greeting! Handmade greeting cards are wonderful for displaying in the home. 

I loved using from my huge stash of DSP on each of these cards. It made me realize I do not use my beautiful pattern papers near enough. 

I would LOVE to know which card is YOUR favorite!

As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!

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!

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! The winner from my September FOU blog is Kelly Santi! Congratulations, Kelly! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such an uplifting comment! 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.

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  1. Stunning cards Bobbie Sue. I love the dimension you added. And I hadn't even noticed the girl from the last kit you used. Now I want to pull her out.

  2. Three absolutely beautiful cards, Bobbie Sue!! I love the simple design with pretty papers and the dimension on your cards is always fantastic!! Love them all!!

  3. You paired the papers with each card wonderfully. I think my favorite one is the first one. It may be the balloons that did it for me. I like how festive each of these are. BTW, happy belated birthday to your Mom!

  4. Each card is beautiful, I love your use of the designer papers too

  5. I love all three cards but the first one is my fav. Possibly because I have that KOM and can make one too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I'm always intimidated to color images of people, but I can still dream that I'll be able to do as well as this, right? Your cards are so pretty and sweet, and I love the way you layered the papers.

  7. OH MY GOSH! I want these cards soooooooo bad! They are so gorgeous! And I really love how whimsical looking they are too!

  8. Oh my goodness sweet Bobby Sue... As usual your coloring is just gorgeous. The Unity stamps are just so beautiful!! I love the blending in their patterned paper. I particularly love the ladies with their faces shielded with beauty and softness! There is a "particular lady I cherish so much". (((Hugs)))and prayers to you my dear... with birthday blessing to your Mom, many many more!!. (((More hugs))) still smiling!

  9. What a bunch of
    beautiful cards!
    I love the last
    card, lovely stamps.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful, Bobbie Sue! I love the patterns papers... that's my favorite way to make a card, especially with the girls featured. Can't pick a favorite!

  11. Wonderful birthday cards--love the colors. My fave is the one with the balloons.

  12. These are so beautiful! I love these! I need to take out my DSP more too!

  13. Wowza, awesomely beautiful cards!! Love all the wonderful kits you used. My fave is the last one as well; I just love the yellow roses! They always remind me of my Mom. ;-)

  14. Your composition and embellishments are always spot on and showcase the images beautifully!

  15. OH my goodness, what a gorgeous line up of cards! I also love dimension and your coloring and card designs are just delightful! Happy Birthday to mom - 70 years YOUNG! And thank you so much - I'm so humbled to be chosen! Emailing now - have a great day and happy hopping!

  16. Gorgeous cards, Bobbie Sue!
    I could pick one!
    The papers are gorgeous :)

    1. Congratulations Kelly on winning Bobbie Sue's giveaway!!

  17. Pretty cards! Love the image you used on the first card, and love those colorful balloons!

  18. Love these, Bobbie Sue! I adore yellow roses, but the 2nd card is the most perfect of the 3. The swirl cut layering, the coloring, everything just draws the eye towards that card. Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  19. These are fantastic! Love your coloring!

  20. Nice cards! As a new KOTM member, I love seeing how you go back to previous kits to incorporate in your cards.

    Linda Abel

  21. I do love them all for different reasons but have to say the "missed birthday" card is my favorite!

  22. I love all of your cards, but the first one is my favorite.

  23. Great ideas for your DSP. I’m like you, I don’t gravitate to my papers either. This has inspired me.

  24. Oh don't make me choose! They are all beautiful cards. I love your designs, dimension, coloring, and those pretty papers too! Thanks for the "bday shout out" and for all your wonderful inspiration!

  25. Wonderful cards! All are beautifully colored - my favorite is the second one, I love the design and colors.

  26. Loving you gorgeous cards, Bobbie Sue! You use patterned paper so effectively! And your coloring is beautiful!