Saturday, January 7, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop January 2023 ~ Birthdays

 Welcome to 2023, friends!! And welcome to our January Blog Hop!

My prayer for you this year is that you have peace with what you left in 2022 and embrace what is to come in 2023. 

Our cue this month is Birthdays! If you have a January Birthday please let me know in the comments below! 

Our very own Angela Magnuson has a monumental January Birthday that she is determined to embrace and make her best year yet!

My first card uses the amazing snow flocked trees from this months KOM. I am also loving this Happy Birthday sentiment from this kit. Such a beautiful design and font!

I painted several layers with my brush to achieve the looks in the sky, on the ground and in the trees.

I love how the snow on the trees make them look 3d! Such a great stamp design!

Curious if you can see the one spot in one of the trees I forgot to add color to! Of course, I have since fixed it, but didn't redo the photo. ;)

This next card uses butterflies from a set called Moments of Bliss by Graciellie Design. This isn't exactly what I had envisioned for this card, but I do love the result.

I did fussy cut the butterflies out and manipulated the wings just a bit for a 3d effect. So beautiful in person.

I have loved making these backgrounds using a black brushpen and liquid gold ink. I love pattern paper with rich lines, but have not purchased any lately. I may just continue to create my own with a variety of colors!

Would love for you to vote in the comments which of the cards above you think I should send Angela for her January 13 birthday!! So fun to see your votes!!

The two cards below were made mid last year and I turned them both into birthday cards when my supply was low. See the results in the photo following. They've since been mailed and recieved. I loved them so much!

I often add new sentiments to previously made cards (and sometimes add new ink) and turn them into new cards! Do you do this, as well??

I hope you’ll  join our cue and create some new Birthday cards! Please, TAG ME if you do. I would truly love to see them!

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!

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 (as promised from my November blog) two 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(s) from my November FOU blog is - 
Cat (Cathy) Valdez & Angela Anderson! 

Congratulations, friends!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog  and for leaving such wonderful comments regarding my discussion on watercoloring! Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

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The links I share are NOT affiliate links. I just love sharing MY LOVE of Unity products with 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 the most awesome

You came to me from my dear friend

Next up is the super talented

There are 11 of us hopping this month! Be sure to go back to any you may have missed as we ask you to give love to each blog to be included in the giveaway. :)

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine toward you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

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!