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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Friends of Unity April Blog Hop

 Happy Spring everyone. I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Today, the Friends of Unity are hopping and we would love for you to come along. Our theme this months is Birds and Bees. Perfect for spring weather.


My first card is of course a bird card. Chickens to be exact. I loved this set when I first saw it and I can't believe this is the first chance I have had to use it.

I used What's Up set for this card. I water colored the chickens with my Art Philosophy Pastel Dream palette. The background is Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg smooshed all over. I stamped the Chicken Wire background three times to cover the slimline size card.  The slimline die is from Gina Marie Designs and the circle dies are from Waffle Flower. I love their nested and additional nested dies in all the shapes. 


My second card is of course bees. I am super excited because I think this is my first "successful on the first try" shaker card.

I used the beehive and bees from the March 2020 KOM, Spring & Things. I water colored them with Distress Oxide inks. The background is two Distress Oxides smooshed in layers and then I used Honey Mustard to stamp the Honeycomb background over it. The sentiment is from Spring Unity. The die I cut the background with is from Gina Marie Designs. I just filled the shaker with some random white and yellow sequins and some yellow seed beads I had on hand. 


Be sure to follow along with the hop and comment as you go. I am offering a prize this month. Check back on next months hop to find out if you are the winner.

Alaine-you are here











18 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards, Alaine!! I really love the slimline... the chicken wire background is perfection! Your shaker is awesome, too... bee-utiful!!

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  2. Your cards are so cute!! Love the backgrounds... chicken wire and honeycomb!!

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  3. Your shaker card is amazing, so much detail! I love the chickens too

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  4. Your cards are amazing! I love both of them!

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  5. The soft pale colors on the chicken card is really cool and goes with the lines of the image. The shaker card is amazing and I love everything about it!

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  6. I LOVE the beehive card! Shaker cards are so much fun. The chickens are seriously adorable!

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  7. You made my favorites: a slimline and a shaker! Yay! And they are both awesome. The chicken wire stamp is one of my faves. That shaker is stunning! Love every little detail!!

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  8. These are both fabulous. It's time for me to tackle a shaker card again!

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  9. Great cards! I love the cute chicken images, and your shaker card with the bees is beautiful!

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  10. Love both cards Alaine! I love the background you created with the chicken wire stamp on the first card. And your shaker card is just fabulous. Love the design and the sentiment is so fun!

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  11. Fabulous work on your
    cards. Great backgrounds.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. You are the queen of backgrounds with these two cards! The chicken wire and the honeycomb stamps add so much to your design. Love them!

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  13. Love those chickens. and your shaker card turned out amazing.

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  14. We have raised both chickens and bees--love your cards.

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  15. Love the background on the first one and shaker cards are my nemesis! LOL

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  16. Both cards are fantastic Alaine but that shaker is over the top perfection!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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  17. I'm so happy to see that several of you have used chicken images this time around because chickens just make me giggle. The bee card is so beautiful, and the shaker design is awesome

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  18. These are both fabulous! Love those cute chickens. Great shaker card - they always take me forever to put together!

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