Saturday, September 4, 2021

Friends of Unity September Blog Hop ~ Color Challenge

 Welcome, friends! 

And welcome to our September FOU (Friends of Unity) Blog Hop

September means we are soooo close to Fall. Ahh how I wish that meant cooler temps in Texas.

 Regardless, I am blessed and thankful for this season!

This months cue is a beautiful Color Challenge

This months hop is interactive! We invite you to play along with us! Use the color scheme below and post to our Challenge album in the Unity Show & Tell group.  Also, be sure to TAG ME and use the hashtag #friendsofunitybloghop when you post to your social media. I'll pick a separate winner to send a small prize pack! Excited to see your makes!

This was indeed a challenge for me as (though I have tons of it) I never use kraft paper! After several fails, and persistent determination, I made 2 cards I absolutely love!

 Now more than ever I want to remind others how grateful I am for their presence in my life.  My first card uses a sentiment that helps me express this, It's from the September 2021 Sentiment Kit

I plan to keep this senti stamp out as it has become a favorite. I have a bowl of favorite senti stamps on my desk for easy access!

The bottom panel of both cards were die cut using Scalloped Stitched Rectangles by Gina Marie Designs. I wish I could recall who the leaf dies are by, but unfortunately they were not in the original packaging.

 Did you happen to notice the subtle embossed trees on the top panel?? I just adore this embossing folder by Darice called Dotted Trees!

This next card uses an old favorite of mine. This beautifully designed coffee cup by Angie called Flutters to Go. I love using this image when gifting a Starbucks gift card. The green on the butterflies is Zigs Mid Green. It mimics the color sage so well. The sentiment is from the June 2021 Sentiment Kit

I used just a hint of my beige Zig brush pen to add a bit of faux kraft color to the coffee cup. I just love the softness of the three colors together. I sure hope you play along!

The embossed panel is from a Cuttlebug folder called Forest. I forget about my embossing folders! Do you? They add such a wonderful element to my cards!

always like to know which card is your favorite!! Mine is definitely the one with the leaves. It is just so clean and classy!

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!

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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 and leave a little (or a lot of :) 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 June FOU blog is Teri Keefer. Congratulations, Teri! Thank you so much for participating in our blog hop and for leaving such a nice comment! Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

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  1. Always look forward to seeing your beautiful creations! Love both cards but the leaf one has to be my favorite. The simplicity of it is just so pretty! As much as I love everyone else's cards made with Kraft paper I always struggle to like my own lol!

  2. That embossing folder is FIRE! WOW WOW WOW that card is amazing. I love it. I also love the butterfly coffee cup, but that leaf card is out of this world. Just gorgeous.

    1. Isn't it!? I totally forgot I had it! Thank you so much, friend!!

  3. Beautiful cards, Bobbie Sue! I adore the Flutters to Go card... one of my absolute favorite stamps!

  4. Your cards are wonderful! My favorite is the leaf card with the die cut leaves off to the side. I also love the texture on the white. It really adds dimension!

    1. Rachel, thank you so much! And yes, I love the dimension of the leaf card!

  5. Such pretty cards! I love using my embossing folders. I love the coffee cup card best. I love that cup! And the pretty butterfly. And the cute tree ef!

    1. Becca, always appreciate your comments and support! I must remember to use my embossing folders more often!

  6. I don't think I can pick a favorite of these two cards - they're both beautiful. Love the colour combos, and the textures from the embossing folders, too.

  7. Stunning cards, and the leaf one is my favourite too

  8. I love both of your cards but I think the one with the leaves is my favorite. It's just so simple and classic! I, too, have a bowl of my favorite sentiments on my desk but I'm going to have to get a bigger one soon. Embossing folders...I LOVE them and use them all the time...and now I'm on a quest to find the dotted trees one!

    1. Allison, thank you so much for your kind comment! I hope you are able to get ahold of the Dotted Trees!

  9. Oh these are SO beautiful!! I really love the simplicity of the leaf card and the embossing folder is fabulous! I absolutely adore your style! You always inkspire me!

    1. Thank you so very much, my friend! Appreciate you! Inkspire me. I see what you did there. ;) love it.

  10. Lovely cards and
    I love your leaf
    one as well.
    Carla from Arizona

  11. I always love seeing all your cards. Such a great idea to keep a bowl of favorite sentiments handy. Both these cards are outstanding. TFS.

    1. I appreciate this so very much, Beatrice!! Thank you!

  12. both cards are gorgeous and so different from each other. Love the embossing folder and coffee cup design, but the CAS leaves are also beautiful.

  13. Nope, you still can not make me choose sides. I love ALL your cards! These two are amazing! I love the designs, the clean and simple look of your first card. And the amazing look of your second card with that background is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

  14. Of course I read the entire blog!! I love your details!
    Since you asked, I think you already know (me) I pick Flutters To Go...but your CAS leaf card is just gorgeous! The leaves look like Sizzix to me, but maybe not!
    Hugs my friend!!

  15. Beautiful cards. My fave is the one with the butterfly. Sue Downey

  16. I love the embossed backgrounds! I don't use my embossing folders as much as I should! Love the pretty coffee cup too! Great cards!

  17. Both cards are lovely! You make think I might need to add some embossing folders to my stash as I have only one! I'm not sure how I don't have Flutters To Go yet, but I think I must add it to my collection!