Saturday, June 1, 2024

Friends of Unity Hop-June Celebrations


Happy June!  It’s time for another Friends of Unity Blog Hop 😊 This month, our theme is celebrations.  June is full of birthdays and anniversaries in my family, but there are oh, so many other reasons to celebrate also!  You’ve already seen some great celebration inspiration!

My first card features A Day To Treasure. This is my first inking in celebration of my daughter’s engagement!  We will be using this gorgeous set for her wedding invitations. I’ve just started to play with ideas; it is so elegant and lovely!

My parents will celebrate 58 years of marriage in a few weeks-Praise the Lord!  Their life together is beautiful and inspiring.  Truly best friends and a lifetime of love, experiences and fun by each other’s side.  This gorgeous bouquet of tulips from the April KOM, Petal Post, is fun to color and perfect for an anniversary card!  The sentiment is from Every Single Day.  I also used the new die set, Big Scallops and Rectangles.  

I had so many more ideas, but definitely not enough time! Life is full of celebration every day—big stuff and little stuff—enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by!  I’m the last stop of the hop!  To restart the hop at the beginning, visit Crystal’s blog. Have a great day!  TTFN, Jane

Saturday, May 4, 2024

For the boys…Friends of Unity May Blog Hop


Hello, Friends! It’s time for another Friends of Unity Blog Hop.  This month, our theme is masculine cards. For real, these are hard for me!  I’m drawn to cutesy and flowery images so, I really have to be an out of the box thinker when it comes to the boys.

My first card is probably more neutral than masculine, to be honest 😊  I used the Vintage Ledger Background along with images from Becoming Who I Am and Never Stop Growing.

My second card features the beautiful farm scene from Time to Shine.  I added Brave Boots and a sentiment from You Are A Classic.

I love that sentiment!  

I’m so glad you stopped by today.  If you want to start at the very beginning of the hop, you can visit Crystal’s blog here.  Your next stop from here is Gaylynn’s blog. Enjoy!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Oh, Happy Day! ~ Friends of Unity April Hop

Happy Day and Welcome to the April Friends of Unity Blog Hop! This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day as our prompt and sharing a variety of inspiring projects.  My projects represent both ends of the spectrum; one is classic and traditional, while the other is loud and funky.  Unity Stamp Company has literally something for everyone!

I love creating gelprints! I never quite know what I’m going to get ❤️.   After making this colorful print, I used Funky Flowers to embellish the panel. For added interest, I created a background pattern with a fun grab bag image. My sentiment is from Birdie and a Bear.

My classic card features one of my favorite Unity combos, the Tulip Stamp & Stencil Bundle.  It’s just so pretty—you can’t fail!

Thank you so much for stopping by. If you haven’t started at the beginning of the hop and you want to go back to be sure not to miss any inspiration visit, Crystal‘s blog.  The next stop on the hop is Dawn!

TTFN, Jane

Monday, April 1, 2024

I Like Big Cups - Caffeinated Christmas Challenge

Hello Sweet Friends!  Today, I have a fun Christmas coffee card to share in support of the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge (#CCCC28) sponsored this month by Sweet N Sassy Stamps/Creative Worship Stamps. I tend to struggle a bit with “off season” stamping. However, this wasn’t a huge stretch since we’ve recently received our Christmas snow here in Wisconsin! Nearly 11 inches of snow has fallen just in time for Spring Break! Ahhhh, Wisconsin! 😂

I always chuckle at the name of this stamp set, I Like Big Cups.  I have a big collection of mugs and the biggest ones are my favorite!

I stamped two of the mugs from this set on heavy cardstock and pattern paper, then pieced them together.  To create added interest, I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame  and Sew Many Stitches on a scrap of paper to make my backdrop.  For the final touch, I added a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments

You can also play in this challenge! To find all the details and linky site visit the Challenge Blog. Be sure to tag your post on social media with #cccc28 as well! I can’t wait to see what you make!

TTFN, Jane

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Oh, naturally-Friends of Unity March Hop

It’s time!! Another fun Friends of Unity Hop—cannot believe it’s March already, but…..spring is just around the corner!  It’s a perfect time to showcase images found in nature. I’m excited to see what the rest of the team is sharing and hope you are inspired!

My first card features a Uniquely Unity set called Sunsets. The beauty—really— of an image like this is you don’t have to work very hard to create a stunning card. The artist has done the heavy lifting—I added some watercolors, trimmed the panel with the Scallop Rectangle die and added a sentiment from Joyful Echoes.

My second card features one of my favorite floral images. The set is called Wonderful Like Us and it is perfect for just about any occasion. I created this birthday card (sentiment from KOM Time to Enjoy Life) as part of a collection for a recent fundraiser. I love to watercolor so recreating cards in this style is very relaxing and rewarding. 
I have a membership to Uniquely Unity. If you are on the fence, I say hop over!  Before I joined, I was worried there would be stamps I just didn’t care for and it would feel like money wasted. It hasn’t happened yet!  This beautiful image is from the February set, Blooming Canopy. Again, the artist makes it so easy for us to create beautiful cards!

My final card features a beautiful silhouette image called Love Birdies.  I stamped the image on a background created on my gel plate.  The sentiment from He Provides is the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by!  Your next stop on the hop is Amber‘s blog.  Enjoy!
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Laughter, Giggles and Smiles-January Friends of Unity Blog Hop


Welcome to the January Friends of Unity Hop!  Our prompt this month is Laughter, Giggles and Smiles- what a great way to start off the new year!  While I don’t own many of the obvious “funny” sets, I managed to create a variety of cards that make me smile.  I hope they do the same for you 🙂

Who doesn’t love a coffee themed card? This fun little itty bitty, Planner Girl: Liquid Hug, makes me chuckle. Coffee Is Life Background also used.

My second card also features an itty bitty, Smile in Your Heart.
Gracie Glitter Magic is a sweet little image sure to bring a smile to your face
And, finally— as if this little old guy from Old Fart isn’t cute enough…what about the sentiments from Demand a Re-Count? So cute 🥰 
I’m so glad you were able to stop by! Next, you’re on to visit Dawn‘s blog….Enjoy! 
TTFN, Jane

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Friends of Unity-December Hop

Welcome to the Friends of Unity December blog hop! Our prompt this month is Furry Friends. Most people would think of adorable puppies and kitties—I did at first, too. Then I realized how many owl images I own 😳 and decided to go that route—clearly, I’m drawn to the owl. 

Stamps I’ve used:  Older, Wiser, Better Owl (above) and Decorate My Life. 

Finally, I love these little guys from Ray of Sunshine and Great Day Owl. I started by stamping and embossing the Do More Awesome sentiment. I knew I wanted to do some ink layers and didn’t want my sentiment blending into the background. I added color to the background with some random stencils I forgot I had. I can always make a case for hoarding craft supplies 😂 Aren’t they just the cutest?

 Thanks for joining our hop!  To be sure you don’t miss anything you can start at Crystal’s blog—the beginning. From my blog, the next stop is Joyce’s blog. Wait until you see what she’s made 😍❤️ 

TTFN, jane