Saturday, August 3, 2019

Friends of Unity August Blog Hop

Welcome to August’s Furry Friends Friends of Unity Blog Hop! I must say I stretched this one a bit (with permission, of course) and took the liberty using animal friends of the farm category! (Especially after seeing pics of Jeanie’s son hugging his chicken friends!)

This blog hop, as usual, offers giveaway goodies. To be eligible, please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. Winners are randomly selected and posted on or by the next month’s blog hop. Speaking of, I would like to announce the winner of last month’s hop from my blog, and that’s Rachel Duong! Congratulations! Please PM your address to me within the next 2 weeks and I’ll mail it out promptly.

I used the brand new Funny Farm kit for my first card and a brand new Prima patterned paper pad called Spring Farm House that coordinates beautifully with it! I even cut one of the small matching advertisements from the pad to include inside the card... check it out!


I simply stamped the images and sentiment in coordinating colors and fussy cut them out. I then cut out various papers, backed them with a dark red and started playing with a design. I decided to use a a coordinating piece of corrugated paper and a ribbon to top it off. I added copper crystals to finish the card. This is a really cute stamp set... love it!


The second card was very easy to make. Again, I used corrugated paper to back the images and some random paper to pull in the colors I wanted. The stamp sets used were Barn Wall and New Day Rooster. I stamped the Barn Wall in several different oxide colors and added the same colors to the rooster. Added the same colored copper crystals and matching jute to finish the card.



Just to remind everyone, we are not sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they do approve of this hop. I and my fellow crafters on this hop are keen users of their products and enjoy focusing our attention on monthly themes where we can showcase a variety of their products - old and new! We use our own stash as giveaways to share our inspiration and ideas with others. Hope you enjoy these efforts as much as we enjoy doing them! If you are interested in my art journey, I invite you to follow me by clicking the follow button, or adding your email!


Now on to the hop:
You are here - Joyce



52 comments:

  1. Awesome use of the
    papers on your cards.
    So pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  2. Ok...this might be my all time fav blog post of yours!!! That farm paper! Perfect!!! And of course chickens make it so fun right?!!!! I let Seth know he inspired you.

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    1. Hehehe.... thought it’d be right up your alley! Thanks Jeanie!

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  3. Great card! I love the coloring and, well, everything!

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  4. Two awesome cards -- the second one is my favorite with that corrugated paper and raffia ribbon!

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  5. I love the Earthiness of both cards; they're both very pretty. I love roosters - have a rooster themed kitchen. :-) That is a really sweet stamp set (Funny Farm) and I have & love New Day Rooster.

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    1. Becca, thank you! They are fun sets, aren’t they! Thanks for hopping with us!

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  6. The cards are lovely, great use of corrugated card too!

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    1. Thanks, Glennis! I love adding texture. And I picked up the corrugated set at Tuesday Morning... seemed the perfect stamps to use them with!

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  7. I love these farm themed cards! They are the perfect rustic look!

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  8. Love the vintage vibe of this card!

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    1. Thank you, Karen! And thanks for hopping with us!

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  9. These are awesome, Joyce! Farm animals are furry...and these are amazing! I LOVE that patterned paper...I'm going to have to find and get these farm animals now.(lol) I love all your layers and details. And I love the barn wall colors and your coloring of the rooster is amazing! Perfect for our theme! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim! I had fun using these sets!

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    1. Thanks, Kelsey and thanks for hopping with us!

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  11. Both of your cards are awesome!!!

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  12. WOW!! You rocked these barnyard looking cards!!
    That corrugated paper is the bomb!

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    1. I know... I picked up the paper at Tuesday Morning... I so love adding texture! Thanks, Robyn!

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  13. Love the layering and papers! Great cards!

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    1. Thank you, Denise and thanks for hopping along!

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  14. Gorgeous! Love funny farm, both stamps are showed off to perfe tion, makes me want to break both sets out right now!!!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! They both are very cute sets!

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  15. Yay! I just saw I won. Thank you so much. I love this card with the farm animals and the rooster. It reminds me of the country town I grew up in. The papers and colors you used were just perfect for the theme!

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    1. Congrats, Rachel! Glad you liked the cards and thank you for hopping with us!

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  16. Beautiful cards! The Prima paper is absolutely perfect!

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  17. I love your cards so much, Joyce! The papers you chose were absolutely perfect... and the designs of your cards are amazing!! Love them!!

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! Love patterned and textured paper!

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  18. Love your farmhouse style cards! And I love the corrugated paper layers - great addition!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I love using patterned and textured papers!

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  19. Love your farm themed cards!❤❤

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    1. Thank you, Karen! And thanks for stopping by!

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  20. I love the papers you used on both cards!

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  21. These are two great cards! I love your use of the different patterned papers & textures!

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  22. Your stamps and paper paired to make the perfect cards. You have such an awesome knack for that. Love your eye for detail.

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  23. The rooster caught my eye right away Joyce. Both cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing these with us. 😍😍

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  24. Oooh, I love the farm themed cards, and that rooster is beautifully colored!

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  25. Your use of colors and layers make the rustic look to these cards amazing. I am a lover of printed paper too and like how you kept the stamped images simple and let them accent the paper.

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  26. I kind of have this thing about chickens, so that rooster card is a fave. I really like the papers you used and the vintage farm animals so much!

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  27. ❤️πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ these farmyard friends! Your cards are awesome πŸ™‚

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  28. I love the composition and country look of your cards

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  29. I really like these country looks. Thanks for sharing.

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