Saturday, December 5, 2020

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop - Favorites

 Welcome to our December Blog Hop,  Friends! Our last Friends of Unity Hop for 2020. 

It is also our 3rd Anniversary since this Hop was created by some of the best crafty ladies I know! I am so blessed to be a part of this team! Crystal & Amber, thank you for creating a place for us to share our love for Unity Stamp Co products and for offering another incredible community of crafters and like minded friends!

 I was in such a slump last month that I put extra effort and heart into this months creations. 

Our cue for this month is My Favorite Things. I love so many stamps from Unity so I created several cards using some of my favorite images and sentiments!

Because I have sooo many favorites, this blog is longer than usual. I sure hope you will follow along, friends.😊

My first card was made using Beatrix Girl. She is my favorite Angie Girl and reminds me so much of ME! Especially when at our farmhouse in Arkansas.  

This is one of my all time favorite sentiments from a Tierra Jackson set called Unique.

Greens and browns are my favorite colors! Can you tell?! 


I so want this exact outfit!! 

This next card was made using my favorite coloring technique. Monochromatic coloring! Especially in shades of beige. I love this beautiful Angie Girl, as well! She is Emerson Girl.

The sentiment is another of my favorites from a Graciellie Design set called Difficult Roads.


Put a skirt on this beauty and I want this outfit, as well. You??

This 3rd card was made using my absolute favorite background stamp called A Faithful Letter. I'm loving this sentiment from the set One of those people. No coloring needed. ❤


In person you can see the background underneath the vellum much better. I used the picket fence Distress Ink on the background panel just under the sentiment so that it would be more legible. 
I love it. ❤

Every year in November and December I make my calendar cards. They have become my favorite gift to mail to family and friends. This stamp set by Graciellie called Difficult Roads has always been my absolute favorite to use on the calendar cards. And just recently she came out with a new cotton set called Simply Blessed. It is also beautiful! 


Btw, I have just a few extra 2021 calendars I won't get to if you would like a couple. Let me know!


The sentiments used on each of the calendar cards are from another Graciellie set called Hope and Strength. A truly beautiful set, friends. (The one with the stunning dragonflies.) 

Because each of these cards where quick to put together, I made them all in one day. Crazy huh! There was minimal coloring for the most part so it was quite easy. 😏

I would love to know which cards are your favorite!

I hope and pray you have a truly Merry & Blessed Christmas. Whether with family or alone, there is reason to celebrate as we remember the Saviors birth. And, if alone on Christmas, please reach out to me and I'll offer a word of encouragement and love. Here, or here . 💓

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy when you do!

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 November FOU blog is Kelly Moller. Congratulations, Kelly! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet 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.

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 overlooked errors. Thank you, friends! 



50 comments:

  1. Your cards always amaze me Bobbie Sue!!!!!!!

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  2. Bobbie Sue, I love all of these creations!! Wow! You simply outdid yourself! My favorites are both of the calendar cards. The images, your coloring and the sentiments are wonderfully put together. Happy Anniversary!!

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  3. Your cards are stunning!!!! And I think she looks like you, too!
    The jar of cotton is on my wish list now!
    #iheartyou

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! I just love her. ;) and #iheartyou !!!

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  4. Love love love your beautiful cards, Bobbie Sue! I think the first one is my absolute favorite... she reminds me of you! Happy Anniversary my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much, friend!!! Happy Anniversary and thank you for all you do for our team!

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  5. Fantastic cards, and I love the calendar idea too

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  6. These are all so fabulous, I could not pick just one. Love these.

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  7. The girls are so gorgeous! I and love the calendars! Thanks for sharing the Good News!

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  8. Amazing cards!! Where do you get your mini calendars?

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    1. Hi dear. Thank you! I get them from Taylored Expressions. 10 for $3!

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  9. I love the first card so much ... something about the green & brown color combo, I think. All of your cards are beautiful and detailed to perfection.

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  10. I always love your cards. They are so beautiful

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  11. I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! all of your cards! You are truly a very talented lady!

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  12. I love your blog!! And your projects were beautiful too! Where did you get those cute little calendars? I love you calendar card idea❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Hi Mary! Thank you so very much! I get them from Taylored Expressions. 10 for $3!

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  13. Wow, such lovely
    cards and darling
    calendars. Merry
    Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  14. I always love your monochromatic coloring! It's just stunning and your calendars are so beautiful!

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  15. Wonderful cards!!! Each one is different! I also always look, and go, "Hmmmm..... I have that stamp"..... and think about what I can do based on what others have done that I like! Thank you for being an inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful cards ( love those earth tones) with beautiful sentiments Bobbie Sue! Blessings on you and your family as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and the hope that only He brings!❤️

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    1. Dorothy, thank you so much. I offer the same blessing and more for you and yours!

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  17. I just love your Angie girls and the way you colored them. I am excited to try this. They are so beautiful and give it a timeless, nostalgic feel. Thanks and happy holidays!

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  18. So many great projects! I love them all!

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  19. Your cards are STUNNING my friend! I always love your color choices! The desk calendars are so beautiful!

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  20. Happy Anniversary Bobbie Sue! I so love your style. It is so beautifully feminine. Your creations are always so inspiring to me. I am a big fan of your calendar cards. They are always so gorgeous! I would love a couple calendars if you have any left.

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    1. This means so much, Dawn! Thank you friend! I will send some your way this week!

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  21. Wonderful cards. Love the outfits and great idea to make the calendar cards.

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  22. Pretty cards! Love the images you used and the coloring! The calendar cards are a great idea!

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  23. Love love love your cards Bobbie Sue! Thanks so much for sharing; I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your family!

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  24. Fab showcase of your faves. My fave is the third card using Faithful Letter, love the simple elegance of your design. It's such a clever idea to include a calendar with a card, it's sure to be appreciated by the recipient and can be enjoyed all year long. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  25. All of your cards are so pretty! If I had to pick my favorite it would be Emerson Girl (love those AngieGirls!!) and the monochromatic coloring you used. The simple beauty of A Faithful Letter is just lovely.

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  26. What absolutely wonderful cards! The Angie girl cards are great encouragement cards... I love your soft core. The Faithful Letter card is stunning in its simplicity, and I always love your calendars. They inspired me 3 years ago to do the same. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, Wilma! So so happy to hear they inspired you!

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  27. I love all that you made but your Vellum card and the calendar are my two favorites. I often thought of trying to get those small 2021 calendars and making those for gifts. Maybe next year I'll get on the ball and start earlier LOL. Thank you for inspiring.

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  28. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful cards, amazing coloring, and wonderful designs. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Holidays!

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  29. My "beautiful and Unique..." special lady card watches over me every day...and I cherish her so much. Now my dear...if this is a slump finale I truly believe you should schedule a slump once a month at least!! These cards are spectacular and I must remind you that you have an incredible talent!! .Quick? Holy moly ONE DAY? these creations are spiritual beauty, stunning! Love the backgrounds, they come so easy to you. Yes I can see you wearing Beatrix girls "uniquely beautiful" outfit. Think of you often and continue to smile with your kindness!

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    1. Oopsie, got wrapped up with all the pretty and forgot to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed Healthy New Year! Happy Anniversary too! (((Hugs)))

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  30. I understand what you mean about being in a creative slump. I thought that I would be a creative tornado with all the shut down orders but instead found myself struggling. I'm glad that you are feeling more inspired, and it shows. All of the cards are beautiful but the calendar ones especially caught my fancy. I love the sentiments and simple designs so much. Have a wonderful holiday season and stay well.

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  31. I love all your cards but Beatrix Girl is so comfy and warm that I'm going to pick her as a favorite. I love the green and brown color combo and her wooly poncho!

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  32. Your cards are wonderful and inspiring!!

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  33. Your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring of your Angie girls. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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