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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friends of Unity January hop

 Happy New Year everyone. Here's to everyone having a wonderful, crafty year. I got my craft room cleaned up the day after Christmas and have managed to make several cards since then and it is still clean. 



This month the Friends of Unity hop is all about CAS cards. I am not sure exactly what qualifies for this category. Most of the time I think a CAS card means lots of white space and I'm just not good at that.

Be sure to read to the bottom and follow the links for the rest of the Unity Friends hop pages.


I started with an image from the January 2022 kit of the month called Beautiful Blessings. I had it all colored and I decided I needed something more on it so I tried to mask it off and add black paint spatters. You all, I am terrible at that spatter thing. Every method I try does something weird. This time I got some big old splats but I just went with it.  The sentiment is a good reminder at the beginning of the year. I used the mosaic triangle die from Gina Marie Designs for the border.

Follow along with the rest of the hop:

Alaine-you are here



Saturday, December 4, 2021

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop

 Hello everyone. I hope your December is starting off wonderfully. I love this month for the magic it brings. Now if it was just a bit warmer it would be perfect.  

It's time for the Friends of Unity blog hop again. This month the theme is Vintage.


I made a couple of cards for this one. I am not sure about the second one but I do love this first one.

I used this beautiful image from Unity Stamp Co's monthly membership kit. This one is from December called Smile Wider Laugh Longer  To help give the colors a more vintage feel, I colored over the whole image with W1 and W0 first before coloring with some muted Copics. The edges are inked with Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I love the soft look of this one and the picture really doesn't do it justice.

Most of the time when I think of vintage looking cards, I think of masculine cards. My next card is perfect for the guys in your life.

This one uses You are a Classic. I stamped it on some book page paper I got from Amazon. I used Distress Oxide in ground espresso on Kraft paper. I used the same stamp to add some texture to the kraft background and the book page. I used Distress Oxide in walnut stain to add even more distressing to the pieces. The hearts and arrow where white chipboard pieces that I inked with ground espresso. I used a tiny stapler to add staples all over.

Be sure to hop along with everyone else and see their wonderful vintage creations.

Alaine-you are here