Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, January 2019, New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you had a merry holiday season. I am so glad you can join us for another hop.  We are looking forward to another great year of sharing our love for Unity. Here is the cue :No photo description available.

And here is my card:





For this card I used a technique I don't use a lot, masking, and I used a medium I have not used in awhile, markers (Copics and a Sharpie).  I love how vibrant the colors are.  All three stamps come from the same Kit of the Month, March 2015, Always Begin Again. I've used the floral stamp before, but this was my first time using the beautiful girl and quote. She was an absolute joy to color. I thought the quote was fitting since our theme is new year.  The new year brings hope of better choices, better decisions, which leads to a better life.  Don't let the past dictate your future.  Use the past as a tool for not making the same mistakes twice. Use the past as a compass for how far you have come, for how much you have grown into the person you want to be.  And if 2019 is not starting the way you want it to, do not despair. You have time to begin again.

Several of my friends are having giveaways. So be sure to comment on each of our blogs to be eligible to win a prize. I am the last one in our hop, but here is the list again if you decide you want to take another look.

https://crystalominkler.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-january-blog-hop.html

https://mykraftkloset.weebly.com/blog/friends-of-unity-happy-new-year-blog-hop.html

https://joycielcreations.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-january-blog-hop.html

https://www.two38creations.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-blog-hop-january-2019.html

https://inkedbyeileen.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-january-blog-hop.html

https://thewashihorse.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-january-new-year.html

https://whatsbrewinfromrobynsnest.blogspot.com/2019/01/friends-of-unity-january-is-new-year.html

Until next time,
Keep crafting in love & peace,
Dawn

72 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous card, Dawn! I love your choice of colors and that sentiment is perfect!

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  2. This card is really beautiful and I love how you surrounded the image with flowers. It is an uplifting card that encourages a hopeful new year. I love the sentiment too.

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  3. Amazing coloring and that sentiment is perfect for the new year! I also love the fact that it is a square card! Perfect balance!

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  4. Such a great card for the new year! Your coloring is beautiful.

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  5. Simply Beautiful card and love the encouraging sentiment, perfect for a New Year!

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  6. Lovely card and encouraging message!!! I also love the red haired girl ( I have a red headed daughteršŸ˜) Blessings for a Happy New Year!!

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  7. Gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring and I love the color palette.

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  8. This is simply gorgeous and beautifully colored; as well as beautiful colors together! Oooh, I hate masking and don't do it often either. lol

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    1. Thank you Becca! Yeah, definitely not one of my favorite techniques either. LOL

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  9. Love this Dawn!! Beautiful card and sentiment and great colors!!

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  10. Beautiful card Dawn, and I love the sentiment

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  11. Love this girl and her shy appearance reminds me of my own daughter, and I love the 'beautiful you' in the florals. Great messages for the start of a new year!

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  12. Gorgeous card and
    lovely stamp.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Wow! I love this! She looks like she was made to be framed by these flowers and I agree, the colors you chose are perfect together. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Pretty card! Love the colors you used!

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  15. A stunning card, Dawn. I love your coloring, the stamps, and your design. And I love what you said about starting a new year. Just lovely. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year!

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  16. Just wonderful! Your coloring is so pretty. Happy New Year!

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  17. What a fabulous stamp and card! Love her and must add her to my list, thanks for sharing!

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  18. Wow .. indeed colorful .. love the florals all around!! Great job on the coloring .. live this girl and the sentiment “begin again”!! ❤️

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  19. What a lovely card! Like the florals with those colors!

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  20. Beautiful card, Dawn. The sentiment is very uplifting also. Beautiful coloring. Love the flowers

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  21. Beautiful! Love your placement of the flowers!

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  22. I have her stamped and colored up, but haven't made her into a card yet. I like your idea of repeat stamping florals all around. I think it makes her look like she is having a moment of reflection as opposed to feeling down and out. Well done!

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    1. Aww...thanks Meg! I can't wait to see your card!

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  23. Beautiful card, Dawn! I love the colors, design and stamps used! Well done!

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  24. Love this card and your message. Wow!

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  25. Oh so very pretty! I love the color combinations. ❤

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous card, Dawn. I love that kit! I am so encouraged by your uplifting and heartfelt words. Thank you.♥️

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  27. Gorgeous card Dawn! Love the colors, design and awesome sentiment on it! Thanks for sharing with us. ❤️

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  28. Oh MY!!! This is just GORGEOUS!
    She is so hard to find, so when I see a card made with her I get all excited!!
    You did an amazing job at masking, my friend! I have only tried it once!!
    This color combo is so pretty too!!!

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    1. Aww...thanks so much Robyn! Masking is really not my thing; it took five tries. LOL

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  29. That color combo is so beautiful and I love the framed image. Perfect design and perfect sentiment.

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  30. Happy New Year to everyone!!!
    Love your gorgeous card! She's so beutiful!!!

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  31. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Colors are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. So pretty. I like your coloring.

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  33. Amazing! I love this card so much! I love the colors, the girl image and the words!

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