Saturday, April 1, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop April 2023 ~ Butterflies

 Hello, friends! Welcome to April and welcome to our April Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

Todays cue is always a joy to create with. Butterflies. Such a reflection of beauty and strength in a butterfly.


This border background of butterflies from Migration of Beauty has always been a favorite of mine. I remember the first card I ever created with it and immediately fell in love with the artistry of this stamp. 

The sentiment on this card is from a Front and Center set (prev known as Sentiment Kits) called Hope is a Beautiful Thing. I often stamp this sentiment on my envelopes as I love the message it gives regarding the power of hope...

My next card uses images and a sentiment from a Graciellie Design set called Moments of Bliss. Although I didn't do it here, these butterflies are great for fussy cutting and popping up on your card!

I wish you could feel this card! I heat embossed the images and senti twice. The look and feel this technique gives is just amazing!

The frame die I used on the top panel of this card is also by Unity. A layering die set called Scallops & Rectangles Nesting Dies. These sell out quickly so be sure to get it on your wish list!

I hope you’ll  join our Butterflies cue and create some new cards to share in Unity Show & Tell! 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 March Blog is Sharon G. Congratulations, Sharon! Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving such a meaningful comment. Please claim BEFORE next months hop. Message me here please so I can get your winnings to you!

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To help us identify you as winners, please sign your comment with your full name. It often only shows a blog name or first name only that leaves us uncertain of who you are. :) And I really want you to get your winnings! 

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 the ever so detailed

Next up is the wonderful

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. Lovely cards, Bobbie Sue! I'm always in awe of your pretty watercoloring! Also love the stamps you chose to use... I had such a hard time picking!

  2. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, as usual! I'm especially in love with the second one. 😍
    --.Wilma DeGraffenreid

  3. Beautiful cards! I love the purple and blue color combo on the first one.

  4. Lovely cards and great colours too

  5. Beautiful cards. The blues and purple are great together. Love them!

  6. I love your beautiful
    first card with all
    the purple and
    Carla from Arizona

  7. Simply gorgeous! Love the way you colored both of these beauties.

  8. Lovely cards, Bobbie Sue! That coloring on that pair of butterflies is outstanding!

  9. Such pretty cards! Love the butterfly frame design on your first card, and the butterflies on your second card too!

  10. I adore all your cards my friend, Your style is so classy and stunning every time. Thank you so much for sharing your passion.

  11. Love the colors on your butterflies and the frame of butterflies on the first.

  12. I love your style so much. Maybe I’ll be inspired by you 😉 Beautiful work as always ❤️ Jane

  13. Bobbie Sue, I find that the border stamps can be a lot to color, but you have shown us a less labor intensive way to add amazing color with your technique. I am finding my mind is swirling with thinking about the stamps I have that I could use this with. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love both of these beautiful cards! The colors on the first one are absolutely stunning! I’ll keep practicing and maybe I’ll get to this level!! Gorgeous!!
    Jenni Shamblin

  15. Two gorgeous cards. I think the first is my favorite - I love the color combo you chose for that one!

  16. Both cards are gorgeous! Love the 2nd with double embossing. Got to try that.

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