Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity December Blog Hop

Wow, it’s been two years, since the Friends of Unity group was formed! To celebrate our anniversary, we have some very special guests blog hopping with us and one of the original members is joining in on the fun! Our theme this month is so fittingly, All is Calm!



This month, besides our usual member giveaways (PS I will be doing a giveaway this month), Angela Ryan-Magnuson/Unity Stamp Company have generously donated two grand prizes to be randomly awarded! As always, to be eligible for any of these, please leave comments on every post in the hop!



This month, besides using some specific Unity stamps, I also dug out beautiful paper I had picked up in an after Christmas sale from My Mind’s Eye, called Sugar Plum. In some cases, their images were complemented by stamps, and, in others, their pretty soft colors were inspiration. The Unity stamps used were: A Joyous SeasonYour Season, November 2019 SMAK and Warmth of Christmas. Another common element I used and became very attached to is Brutus Monroe’s Vintage Sparkle Embossing Powder. It softens the colors it is used on so beautifully, which often was Distress Oxides.

So, yes, I had a field day/week creating these very different cards and quick tags! Hope you enjoy the variety and be sure to let me know your favorite! Enjoy browsing!









Reminder, be sure to leave a comment before moving on for a chance at a giveaway! Again, we are not formally sponsored by Unity, but, we love the company and variety and quality of stamps they offer so much, we love showcasing them monthly. Member giveaways come from our own stash.

On to the hop:
Crystal
Eileen
You are here... Joyce
Dawn B
Alaine
Kim
Amber
Jeanie
Dawn F
Robyn
Donna
Shannon
Jessica

69 comments:

  1. Wow. My sister and I are here oohing and aahhhing over all your beautiful creations.

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  2. Oh my goodness! The color scheme you used is so cheerful! All of your projects are simply amazing! My favorite one is the wreath. It is so beautiful! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Congrats on two amazing
    years! Beautiful cards,
    love all the tree cards.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. What a lovely array of cards and tags!! I love the soft red trees with the candy cane striped border and the guilded wreath..the berries really pop!

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  5. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for having the opportunity to win one of these wonderful packages !

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  6. Beautiful cards and tags, Joyce!!
    I admire your work! You always make me smile!
    Happy anniversary FOU!!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Joyce, so many wonderful cards and tags!! You've been busy! I love them all but I think my favorite just might be the tags with the trees!! All so beautiful! Thank you for being an amazing addition to our team... you inspire me each month, my friend!

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  8. I love all your cards, the wreath is so so so beautiful.. I love the texture.

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  9. Oh wow - what a gorgeous array of cards and tags! I LOVE the colors you used on these!

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  10. Lovely cards, the wreath is my favourite

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  11. I just love these cards!! The colors are so pretty and Festive!!!!

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  12. Wow!! Just Wow!! You have wonderful colors together! Great eye!

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  13. You've obviously been busy playing with all these amazing supplies. The gold embossed wreath is lovely, my fave is your second card. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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  14. Wonderful cards and tags. My favorite is the first one with the church and Joy to the World sentiment.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  15. Beautiful! Love your choice of colors in your cards!!!

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  16. Lots and lots of inspiration! I love the beautiful DP you used, love the trees- really love the embossed wreath! Lots of tags- you are on fire! Congrats on 2 years!

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  17. Beautiful cards and tags! I love the tree images and the gorgeous wreath!

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  18. Hard to pick a favorite they are all awesome, but I think it would have to be the one with the deer. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. I love how colorful all your items are, I love bright colors and your background papers go so well with all you have stamped and added, thank you

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  20. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I like how the paper coordinates with the images you chose. I’m a sucker for tags so I like them best. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Love the way you mixed the colors together. Cheerful

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  23. Love the tags and brilliant colors

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  24. I could not pick a favorite, I love every single card. You are truly an inspiration Joyce!

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  25. Beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me. Can't pick a favorite, love them all.

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  26. I really need those great tree stamps! ๐Ÿ’• I love the color combinations and texture/depth in your pieces. Beautiful cards for the theme

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  27. I love all of them but my favorite is the wreath, I love how it is outlined in gold. You have been very productive.

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  28. The one with the 2 deer is my favorite. All very nice and kind of different from the usual Christmas card colors

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  29. Wow! I love these cards and tags, especially the vibrant colors! I think the card with the red, blue & green trees is my favorite.

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  30. Your tags and cards are just beautiful!! The color choice is perfect on all of them.great job!!

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  31. Love the pretty vintage vibe of your cards & tags. Just lovely!

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  32. I am loving your cards and tags so much especially your wreath card. All are so beautiful!

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  33. I love the vintage feel of your cards, so pretty

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  34. I love your red, white and silver card. It is so festive and it reminds me of peppermint candy canes. This color scheme and card layout is so awesome.

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  35. Love all your cards/tags! I especially like how one of the deer is stamped off the white "main" paper and onto the plaid - something I need to try doing more of!

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  36. I LOVE the colors! The way you did the trees! Great ribbon too!

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  37. What a beautiful set of cards and tags! My favorite is the Love and Joy design with non-traditional tree colors mixed with red and green.

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  38. Joyce these are lovely! Favorite card, with the deer. Favorite tag, with the tree and the heart. Think I need to keep my eyes open for that paper, yum!

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  39. Love the variety of cards. The wreath embossed is so pretty. I have that stamp but didn’t think of that idea, may need to try it!

    Linda Abel

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  40. Your cards are really stunning! I need to subscribe to your blog. beautiful and thanks for sharing.

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  41. The wreath is absolutely my favourite. It’s stunning and colourful.

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  42. Just a beautiful variety of cards. It is hard to pick a favorite.

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  43. Wow! Gorgeous cards and tags, my friend! Love all your layers, pretty papers, those stamps, and sparkle. All fantastic, but I think the wreath card is my favorite. It's just stunning. Love them all! Thank you for the inspiration! Congratulations on 2yrs! Happy Holidays!

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  44. Those little trees are the sweetest!! Beauties!

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  45. Gorgeous cards, but the wreath takes the cake! The gold touch makes it look so elegant.

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  46. Joyce, beautiful cards and tags! But that wreath, though! Gorgeous! Happy anniversary to us!

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  47. Goodness Joyce! So much beautiful on one page! The Wreath card is my fav. So sparkly!

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  48. These are beautiful. Live the patterned paper you used and all the embossing. Just lovely.

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  49. Loving the card with three trees and the wreath card is beautiful, they are all stunning.

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  50. So pretty and I love the color combinations as well as that embossing powder.

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  51. Amazing mix of papers with those stamps. Love your photo staging too!

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  52. they are all simply gorgeous! great job

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  53. OMG. Your trees cards and tags are my favorite. I love them in the different colors.

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  54. Wow, these layered cards are awesome and I love the colors that used.

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  55. Omg! I love them all. Great job!

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  56. Great projects! The color pallet is fabulous. My favorite is your tags

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  57. How Can I pick just one favorite? They are all lovely! The wreath is stunning! Love all the tags also!

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  58. Wow, your cards are always amazing Joyce! I have to say the one with the wreath just steals the show, for me. :)

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

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