Saturday, May 6, 2023

Friends of Unity Blog Hop May 2023 ~ Inspired By…

Hello, friends! Welcome to our May FOU Blog Hop!

May. Such a beautiful month.

BTW, Happy 15th Birthday to Unity Stamp Company! 

Click here to check out all their fantastic new releases and birthday discounts!

This months cue of "Inspired By" is very dear to me as inspiration in creating, simply in living, encompasses much of what I do, how I react and interact. Especially how I create

Creativity doesn't always come easy to me. I often look to others, to resources, for a spark I can draw from. One of my greatest sources of artistic inspiration comes from watching other creators. More so, the creative style of Angie Blom. I accredit much of my watercoloring and cardmaking growth to learning from her. I'll always be thankful for you, Angie! 

This first card uses the gorgeous headshot from the Aug 16 KOM called Open Your Soul. ((Have you seen my She Believed card series using this piece? Would love for you to see it here!))

This card was Inspired By the young ladies of this generation trying to find their way in a world that can be as cruel & confusing as it is beautiful and awe-inspiring. My prayer is that they are given the opportunity to Grow in Grace

I masked her off to stamp behind an element piece from the Dec 22 KOM A New Chapter. The sweet & powerful sentiment is also from the Dec 22 KOM. 

Don't shy away from masking stamps like this that have all those wonderful little bits. I trimmed my masking paper off to frame the majority of her hair and around her face. Worked perfectly even with the wispy hair!

This next card uses a Unity best seller called You Are Forever Beautiful

Most of my cards are Inspired By my love for my daughter, Samantha. She has been a struggling single mom for many years and has overcome and grown from so many obstacles and set backs. Many of them she will admit where by her own doing. I have loved and encouraged her through them all and admire the women she has become and continues to grow into.

I truly love this sentiment from a Graciellie Design set called Happy Mother's Day. Endures. This perfectly explains a mothers love for a daughter who's potential is most seen through her mothers eyes.

I hope you’ll  join our Inspired by cue and create some new cards to share in Unity Show & Tell and share with us what inspired you to create them! Please, TAG ME if you do. I would truly love to see them and read what inspires you to create!!

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 April Blog is AnonymousApril 4, 2023 at 8:19 PM

I love your style so much. Maybe I’ll be inspired by you 😉 Beautiful work as always ❤️ Jane
Thank you so much for visiting our hop. Would love to know who this is!  Please claim BEFORE next months hop. 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.

The hop started with the multitalented

Next up is the the ever so 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!


  1. You did it again. More of your beautiful card projects are always a joy to see. Lovely work, as always.

    1. Oh Gaylynn, you are always so kind. So sweet. Thank you.

  2. Stunning cards once again, Bobbie Sue! Lovely watercoloring and I love the added texture behind the girl on your first card... so perfect!

  3. Bobbie Sue your cards are wonderful! Thank you for the encouragement to keep working on masking. This technique is intimidating for me!!

    1. Vickie, thank you! I sure hope you continue practicing masking. So many creative possibilities with this technique!

  4. Always so amazing!! YOUR cards and projects inspire me!! The entire Unity design team inspires me almost everyday!!
    Jenni Shamblin

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that head! She is gorgeous! Beautiful flowers too!

    1. Thank you, Meghan!! I love her so much! Definitely a favorite of mine.

  6. Beautiful cards and
    meanings behind them.
    Carla from Arizona

  7. Just beautiful Bobbie Sue! Love hearing how your daughter influences your creative artistry!

  8. Fabulous cards, beautifully colored! I love the purple blossoms. Laurie Black

  9. Your cards are beautiful! Single parenthood is hard! I'm glad your daughter has you to love and encourage her!

  10. Pretty grace card and lovely card for your daughter.

    1. I just love the grace card. Thank you so much, Sue.

  11. I absolutely love your beautiful cards!
    -- Wilma DeGraffenreid

  12. Such beautiful cards Bobbie Sue! Your spatters still amaze me!!

    1. Vannessa, thank you so much for always being supportive and encouraging!!

  13. Two beautiful cards, I love both of them.

  14. Two gorgeous cards. My favorite is the floral, as that stamp is one of my very favorites.

  15. Such beautiful cards with these pretty images! Love them both!

  16. Just gorgeous cards! I am inspired and in awe of your coloring. Thank you for inspiring me every day!

    1. You are always so complimentary. Thank you so so much, Kim!!

  17. Both cards are gorgeous. Love that floral, one of my faves!