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Saturday, December 7, 2019

December Friends of Unity Blog Hop

Hello everyone. It's that time of month again for the Friends of Unity Blog Hop. You are going to want to be sure to check out the full hop this month. It is our 2 year anniversary and there are lots of prizes. I am giving away a prize on my blog but be sure to scroll down to see the other amazing prizes. We also have some wonderful guest designers joining us to really celebrate.


I decided to do some Nativity cards to go along with our theme this month.

This first card uses a tiny Itty Bitty called Brightly Shining and a beautiful background stamp called Flourish Wonder. I used used Gina K ink in Fresh Asparagus and Red Hot along with some Neenah Desert Storm card stock to make this simple but pretty cards.

This image from Lying in a Manger was stamped and embossed in gold. Then I embossed the scalloped frame because I didn't have any solid gold paper. The background is gold foil paper from a paper pack from Hobby Lobby.


This card uses the stamp set O' Holy Blessed Night and Copic Markers. I just used some post it tape to mask off the edges and filled in the background with my Copic markers. I dotted colorless blender for the "stars". Some simple coloring finishes this off. 


Friends of Unity Blog Hop turns 2 this month. We are celebrating by giving away 2 amazing prize packages from Unity Stamp Co. All you have to do is comment on every blog to be entered to win. Winners will be announced December 14th on the Unity Show & Tell Facebook page. So be sure to join or check there on the 14th.



Be sure to follow along with the hop and comment to win!

Alaine-you are here

74 comments:

  1. My sister and I are looking through all the blogs this morning, and she said it was so cool how you showed the first card in two different colors. I always forget how simple it is to change up a design using just a different ink! Great work.

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  2. Your cards captured the "All is Calm" theme so well! I like how you have one of the cards as a white and gold theme. Colors are always fun, but the simplicity of the gold and white catches the eye so well!

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  3. Congrats on two fabulous
    years! Your cards are all
    so peaceful and pretty.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Oh how I love all of your cards! And thank you for the opportunity to win one of these packages!

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  5. Your cards are beautiful. Really give the all is calm message. Merry Christmas.

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  6. Lovely cards Alaine! You have given me some inspiration for using the Brightly Shinning stamp! Simple yet so elegant! Love the gold embossing in the manger card. The holy family card is sweet and tender... all is calm! 😊

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  7. Beautiful cards, Alaine! I especially love the O Holy Night card... I just might CASE it, if you don't mind. :) Thank you for accepting our invitation to join our hop... you've been an amazing addition to the team! You inspire me!!

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  8. Love your cards!
    Happy anniversary, FOU!

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  9. your cards are perfect....Merry Christmas!

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  10. What sweet cards! I especially like the second one with the gold embossing! Soooo pretty!

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  11. Beautiful cards! Especially love the simplicity of the second one! May have to be looking at my stash for some pretty paper!!

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  12. Wow, your cards are soooo pretty!!!! Love the first set, I might have to make those!!!!

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  13. Your designs are so elegant, perfect for this month's theme. Your minimal palettes really allow the focal images to take centre stage on these cards.

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  14. I like your pretty Nativity cards.

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  15. They are perfect for this theme, well done!

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  16. Love your cards! I have the stamps of your first two cards in my basket...fun to see your creations!

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  17. Lovely cards!! Love your red and green ones! So beautiful!!

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  18. I love all of your cards- just love the O Holy Night- just ordered it! Beautiful Christmas inspiration!

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  19. Oh, and Congrats on your blog group hop having it's 2nd Anniversary!

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  20. Beautiful cards! I really love the simplicity of the manger design!

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  21. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! Love your creative card ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. I love your clean style. They are all so inspiring. I especially like the Brightly Shining, may borrow that for next year. LOVE IT!

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  23. Stunning, I love the one color tone cards. They are so pretty and need to try this with a card. Thank you

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  24. Love all your cards, thanks for sharing! The manger scene is my favorite...

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  25. Very sweet cards. Think I might borrow your first card idea. Manger is my favorite

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  26. Love your cards. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  27. Always love seeing your beautiful creations Alaine

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  28. These are great! I think you’ve convinced me that I need the brightly shining itty bitty. I love the idea of doing several color variations of the card.

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  29. Brightly Shining is on my wish list, I love that you did it in two colors, Laying in the Manger is beautiful it is so simple and sticks with the theme of All is Calm. Love all of them but maybe Laying in the Manger is my favorite

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  30. I love your cards. The manger is my favorite.

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  31. Your cards are all beautiful, but I especially love the gold manger one!

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  32. I love your in the manager card and you did it in a way to make the manager pop. That stamp is now on my wishlist. Great job on all your cards

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  33. I love your cards so much especially your Lying in a Manger which has found its way into my basket along with Flourish Wonder. Great job and congrats on the two years!

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  34. These are all just darling and so perfect! Love the nativity.

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  35. You truly did an amazing interpretation on All is Calm. Great cards Alaine!

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  36. I love your O'Holy Blessed Night card. The image is so sweet and beautiful. Your coloring is awesome and I love how you kept this image front and center. It is great!

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  37. Lovely cards. The first ones are simple but the little extras elevate it without making it fussy. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. All are stunning!I LOVE the manger one!

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  39. I love the way you used the same stamp and card layout with different inks and embellishments for a whole new look.

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  40. Wonderful cards, I am wild about the pair with flourish wonder background stamp. Thanks so much for your post!

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  41. I love that you made cards to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

    Linda Abel

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  42. I really like the red and green cards. Perfect.

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  43. Wow! Great cards, friend! Love the design of your first card and highlighting the sentiment. Its gorgeous in different colors. And genius gold embossing the frame on your 2nd card. It's just lovely. And your coloring on your 3rd card is amazing. Just wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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  44. Your designs are adorable, Alaine! The reason for the season - you totally nailed it! Happy Anniversary!

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  45. Love all of your cards! The designs are beautiful as I always seem to struggle with the smaller sized stamps, but you nailed it perfectly.

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  46. Alaine, beautiful cards! Happy Anniversary to us!

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  47. Your lying in a manger card is my fav. Its just perfect! Love the gold.

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  48. I love the simplicity of the first 2 cards! Simple, but great!

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  49. Just love the Last one of Mary and Joseph and the manger.

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  50. Wow .. just beautiful. Love the CAS ones especially!!

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  51. Your first two cards are beautiful, Love the manger card and the others are lovely too.

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  52. These are so nice and the baby Jesus is my favorite!

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  53. Love the simplicity of Lying in a Manger. Beautiful work as always

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  54. Great cards and I never thought to emboss a frame to add sparkle. Great tip.

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  55. all are nice but I especially like the last two....hope to get those done this year too!!!

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  56. I love the idea of making a similar card with different ink colors for an assembly line process. Maybe I would actually get my cards done in time for christmas that way!

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  57. What perfectly beautiful cards! My favorite is the o’ Holy Blessed night card.

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  58. The true meaning of Christmas - all beautiful cards!

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  59. Gorgeous cards, as always, Alaine!

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  60. Very nicely done! & congratulations to Unity on their two years of blog hops!

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