Saturday, February 4, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop February 2023~ All about the Sentiment

Hello, friends! Welcome to our February 2023 FOU Blog Hop.

This months hop is All about the Sentiment. There are so so many amazing sentiments it was hard to choose which I wanted to work with. 

I prefer to use sentiments that have deep meaning, that speak life, that encourage and inspire.

As soon as I came across the sentiment from Gardenia Floral Border I knew it was meant for this project. An idea came immediately using it with Dream Girl, and as you'll see, it fit perfectly beside her beautiful face taking place of the original text.

I don't usually share the stamping process, but wanted you to see how easy it was to incorporate these two stamps. No masking was needed!

With this stamp it was so easy to only ink the face and not the text. Same with the sentiment stamp. It lined up so perfectly beside her image!

I'd say they were meant to be. 💗

This card tried me, y'all. I went a direction with it I wish I hadn't gone, but she came back strong and I love the finished card. See and hear the details. in a video on my Two38 Creations FB, of my near fiasco as I recorded myself creating this card!

You can see in the stamped photo above, the sentiment lined up perfectly with the image. I decided to draw a shirt on her and took it too far really throwing off how well lined up the image and the sentiment were. Nonetheless, she really turned out beautifully!


Peyton Girl has always reminded me of myself. As a matter of fact I have a dress that looks near identical to this (minus the flowers) that I wear when working on the farm. 

Again, the sentiment fit so well beside the image. This was meant for me and I am so blessed by it!

This very well may be a card I keep on display for myself. What a beautiful reminder to honor God with all I say and do. All I think and imagine. 

Is it even possible to pick a favorite between the two cards?!?! 

I hope you love these as much as I do! Every time I make a card with such powerful words as these my spirit is so encouraged...

I hope you’ll  join our cue and create some new cards using one (or several) of your favorite sentiments! 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 one from myselfBe 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 2023 FOU blog is -

This is my first visit to your blog hop. What a great way to share your talents. I am definitely heading to the Watercolor one from November. I have recently dusted off my paint brushes and look forward to tips and inspiration. The tree card is amazing. I plan to play with the gold/black striped background too. Love the flower cards as well.

Congratulations!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog for the first time and for leaving such a nice comment! I hope you've been painting! 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 multitalented

You came to me from my dear friend

Next up is the most lovely

There are 10 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!


  1. Gorgeous cards, Bobbie Sue! I love the design you used for both and that sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  2. My goodness Bobbie Sue! Your cards are absolutely spectacular! You perfectly picked and paired the images and sentiments! And your watercoloring is always phenomenal. Thank you for sharing your talent and heart with all of us. This post was so inspiring! I’m going to add these to my wish lust I just loved them so much

  3. I love the sentiment, so meaningful and inspirational. I love the large bold font. The image on the first card I have always admired and your watercoloring just enhances that. I love the shirt you painted and it looks like you planned the way it goes over the line, I love it! The second card is awesome and the dress is like one I have as well. Love a large floral on a skirt so much!

  4. Wonderful cards, Bobbie Sue. Love how the sentiment lines up so perfectly with those images… really emphasize the words! Super watercoloring, as usual! Joyce

  5. A vey powerful sentiment, I love the way you have used it

  6. Wonderful sentiment choice and those girls go perfectly with it! Love them both!

  7. I love how both cards came out and how big both the image and the sentiments are. They steal the show equally! I see what you mean with the shirt ... maybe a long row of gems below the sentiment would make it more how you intended? (Like I really need to give YOU advice! HA!) Either way, it's beautiful!

  8. Wow, so very beautiful. Loving the amazing inspirational sentiment. And it is always nice to see your creative process. :)

  9. What wonderful cards! ❤️. I need this sentiment stamp!

  10. Lovely cards, beautifully colored! Love the sentiment.

  11. Great cards! I love that sentiment.

  12. So inspired by these! The sentiment is absolutely incredible with both of these ladies! You are right…I cannot (and won’t) pick a favorite! They are both amazing!
    Jenni S

  13. How wonderful your
    pairing of the stamps
    and saying. They are
    Carla from Arizona

  14. Beautiful cards! I love the sentiments you used and the pretty images! Great coloring too!

  15. FAbulous cards, Love them both!!!!

  16. These are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the sentiment along the edge!

  17. Bobbie Sue, your talents are many. From the way you paired up the images with the sentiment to the wonderful way you colored both cards. I love your work! : )

  18. Using the larger stamps on one card turned out beautifully and fit so well. Thank you for sharing the process. Your cards are gorgeous!

  19. These are such lovely cards-that sentiment is beautiful!

  20. What a lovely sentiment. And your cards make it seem as if the two stamps of each card were made to go together. Beautiful. 💜💜💜

  21. LOVE what you did with these girls & sentiments. It's hard to pick one.

  22. Very nice! Good job!!! ~Jen Radloff

  23. I love this prayer sentiment and the two girls you have put with each card to highlight it. Beautiful!!

  24. Wow! Your creations are amazing! I can't believe how perfectly the text lines up with the images you chose.

  25. As always spiritually breathtaking! I still have your "unique.. wonderfully made" card in site at all times. (Confession...I once copied the front of your card so I could use the sentiment on a very special persons card who struggling so deeply). I agree too much T shirt, but just perfect sentiment!

  26. Amazingly beautiful cards! Love those Angi girls and your coloring is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. Both cards are gorgeous, but the face with the sentiment is a stunner. Love, love, love it!

  28. Wow! First visit to your blog. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love both images and that sentiment is fantastic. Thank you for sharing your work!

  29. Great cards!! I love how well Dream Girl fits with the sentiment!! Awesome job drawing the shirt on her!!

    Silvia Haynes