Saturday, May 1, 2021

Friends of Unity May Blog Hop ~ Flora & Fauna

Hello, friends!

Welcome to May and welcome to our Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

This months cue is Flora & Fauna. Which is simply plants and animals in nature. Such a beautiful cue! 

Insects are a diverse group of the natural animal kingdom, and since I am an insect lover it made sense for me to use them! :)

This butterfly moth topped floral cluster beautifully screams Flora and Fauna! Such a gorgeous stamp from the February 2020 Sentiment Kit. This sentiment and floral cluster are also heat embossed. I find myself heat embossing so many of my stamped sentis and images.
love the texture it gives to the card!

These dragonflies, from a Graciellie Design set called Hope & Strength, are just gorgeous. Especially in black and white! I embossed them onto vellum and love the soft, but magnificent, look it gives them. The Wonky Stripes BG is a new favorite of mine! I stamped in VersaFine Nocturne (also found at Unity) and heat embossed. It gives it a fantastic bumby and grainy texture. 

(His mercies are new every morning, friends.)

I always like to know which card is your favorite!!

My hope is that you read through the entire blog. Makes my heart so happy thinking 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 and leave a little (or alot:) love along the way . I know they are all equally as wonderful and unique!  

There are some pretty awesome giveaways with each 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 January FOU blog is ScrappyCat . Congratulations! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and your generous comment regarding my coloring! Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

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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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There are 12 of us hoping this month! Be sure to go back to 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! 


  1. I love both of your cards! My favorite is the first one. The blue moth is gorgeous and truly looks as though it just landed. I love the texture you mentioned that comes with embossing. I can see the effect in the photos. Your coloring is awesome too. The embossing on vellum, I am going to try this!

  2. Love the colors on
    the first card and
    the vellum Dragonflies!
    Carla from Utah

  3. I read every word of your blog, every time! :)
    I will choose the first as my favorite! So colorful
    Your 2nd card is just as beautiful!

  4. It is wonderful to see you this month. Your coloring and dimension is always so gorgeous! (I never knew what the fauna part meant, now I do tee hee thanks). I cant pick between striking black and beautiful colors! (((Hugs)))and 🙏🏻 my friend...💖 I also love your Facebook inspiration!

  5. Both of your projects are lovely, I especially like the dragonflies. I use heat embossing a lot too

  6. Beautiful CAS card, Bobbie Sue!! But the dragonfly card is so striking!! I love the black & white! Beautiful!

  7. Colored or just B&W, these are both so pretty. I love the elegance of the B&W.

  8. I love your stamped card using the hope and strength stamp set by Gracielle designs. Then again I happen to love dragonflies so this card made me smile. The black and white is amazing.

  9. Your cards are always so incredible!!! Both are stunning but that black and white one really shines!!!!!

  10. Bobbie Sue, you amaze me with the completely different looks your two cards have this month. The first is so colorful and the 2nd is not, but both are so beautiful. Your creations are always so inspiring!

  11. Oooh, I love both of your cards. The butterfly moth is gorgeous, and the black and white dragonfly design is so striking.

  12. Pretty cards! I especially love the beautiful floral cluster design!

  13. These are beautiful Bobbie Sue, I love that you did not color the dragonflies. I love that look so much!

  14. Vannessa OsbournMay 3, 2021 at 9:49 PM

    Lovely cards and you are still the queen of spattering!!

  15. The soft yellow shading on the first one is really eye catching. I was reading up on trends in web design this week (for work) and would you believe that a gradient background is a web design trend this year? Who knew card making could align so much with tech?!

  16. Love your cards they are amazing

  17. Both of these are beautiful, and I just love the splatters on your first card. It adds so much to your design.

  18. Both cards are gorgeous and I can't pick a favorite! I can't wait for my most recent Unity order to arrive...the Wonky Stripes background is among the stamps in my order! :)

  19. Beautiful colors and I like the embossing.

  20. Beautiful cards! Love your coloring on the first card!

  21. I love both cards. Such pretty colouring on the first card, and I love the way your background colouring makes the flowers pop up from the paper. Love those gorgeous dragonflies on vellum - beautiful!

  22. Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is amazing. Awesome black & white card too and that background is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!