Saturday, August 3, 2019

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, August 2019, Furry Friends

Hey there friends! I have been waiting impatiently for this hop. I am so excited for this hop. I love my furry friend so much. Her name is Charlee. She is a border collie/lab mix and recently turned 9 years old. She is my best friend, my buddy. I am so grateful she came into my life. I don't know what I would do without her. And I'm pretty sure she feels the same about me...at least she better. Haha! Here is our cue:
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I created two cards for this hop. Here is the first.


 I want her outfit. She has a serious Bohemian vibe going on. I really need to paper piece more. This technique gives your stamps a whole new twist. It's like playing paper dolls. And I have so much paper, so I really need to utilize this technique more. The girl and her dog along with the sentiment come from the Unity stamp set called, Shari Girl. I love this set. It's a must have if you love dogs. The background was created using a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. It measures 6" x 9". Card is A2 size. Blue circle and her bib overalls were cut from Photoplay paper. I believe her t-shirt was cut from paper from Crate Paper. Prima water color pencils were used for her skin and hair. I used Crayola pencils on the sweet doggie.

Here is card #2. Brace yourself! HaHa!

I tried to warn you! Isn't he the cutest? These glasses just make me chuckle. I like the layout of this card but I feel it needs something else. My oldest son says the same. What do you think? I may add something, I just don't know what. I am stumped. But he still has some serious cute swag going on. This sweet dog and sentiment come from the Unity stamp set called lucky dog. The heart border stamp comes from their April 2019 Sentiment Kit called ...don't give up. The wood eyeglasses are Bo Bunny from many years ago. The paper circle was cut from paper from Studio Calico. I don't remember who made the mini paper bag. I really tried not to use this mini bag, but somehow it just works. Who would've thunked it? I certainly didn't until I added it to the layout. This mini bag is large enough to hold a gift card.

I apologize if I was long winded, but like I said, I'm so excited about this blog hop. There is a prize or two this month, so make sure you comment on all our blogs.

Here is the blog hop order:


https://joycielcreations.blogspot.com/2019/08/friends-of-unity-august-blog-hop.html
https://www.two38creations.com/2019/08/friends-of-unity-blog-hop-furry-friends.html
https://whatsbrewinfromrobynsnest.blogspot.com/2019/08/friends-of-unity-august-is-furry-friends.html
Well that's a wrap! I don't know why my words are being underlined. Thanks for visiting.

Keep crafting in love & peace,
Dawn

62 comments:

  1. Dawn! Shari Girl is fantastic!! Wow!! I rarely paper piece and need to more!! Those glasses๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and yes the paper bag is a great fit. I’m not sure what I’d add. Curious to see what others say.

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    1. Thanks sweet friend! I'm not sure what I would add either...LOL

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  2. Those overalls are stinkin adorable!!! And those glasses on the pup!!!! He is stylin!nerd kinda stylin!

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  3. Beautiful card with the
    paper piercing. Love the
    adorable doggie, too cute!
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Very nice cards! I like to layer my cards by the outside lines, and then do more..… What you did with the second card is just fine and lots of interest!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I think I am going to leave it alone.

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  5. Love both of these cards, Dawn. I imagine your dog, with the breeds she came from, is very lovable and loving. I have 2 Havanese dogs that are my constant companions! I especially love your last card and the composition... so unique! Love the CAS style!

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    1. Thank you sweet friend! Gotta love our dogs! Charlee is a border collie/lab mix.

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  6. Love the paper piecing on the first card and those adorable glasses on the puppy of your second card. As to what you could add --- maybe a few sequins or splatters on the white card front?

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    1. Thanks Esther! Paint splatters sounds like an awesome possibility.

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  7. Oooh, I want her outfit, too! Overalls used to be all the rage when I was a teenager, but none this pretty! Awesome card, too, so pretty! That pup with his glasses is just so dang ca-ute!! Maybe some heart sequins, just a few? I don't know. It's cute either way!!!

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    1. Thanks Becca! I loved my overalls back in the day! Maybe they'll make a come back.

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  8. Bothe cards are great, I don't think you need to add anything to the second one

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  9. OMG! I Love her outfit and that sentiment and that dog in the second is DARLING! I Love both!

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  10. Oh! Dawn I love your cards. Very creative. I love the boho overalls, I've got to paper piece more and use some scraps up. And love that background. Your second card is just adorable. I LOVE the glasses and the treat bag would be great for a gift card. Very clever! What to add? I love it as it is...but maybe some colorful ink splatters, nuvo drops, or sequins. Just perfect for our theme. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you sweet friend! I like the idea of ink splatters.

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  11. Oh my gosh!!
    I LOVE the first card SO much!!
    It has a hippy vibe to me!! Love it!
    The second card is totes adorbs!! LOL and YES those glasses are the best, but the bag!! OMGee the bag made me laugh... Love it!

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  12. Cute cards! Love the girl's outfit... so fun! And a cute pup wearing glasses!

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  13. Your Shari girl card is fantastic! Fun take on Lucky dog, too! Thanks for a fun post!

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  14. I love your cards and the layers are awesome. The glasses on the dog are just too cute!

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  15. How about a bone? Just a thought! Love the girls outfits!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, a bone might work. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  16. Not a doggy lover but that dog won my heart! I love to paper piece...it reminds of a favorite childhood pastime with paperdollls!!

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  17. Wow! Your cards are perfect, Dawn! Love the background on the first one and her outfit... awesome! The glasses on the dog though in the second card... OMG! Love it!!

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  18. Love your cards - and those glasses? Adorable! I don't necessarily think you need to add anything...but maybe just some paint splatters would finish it off for you?

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  19. I totally love the vibe of your first card! Wonderful mixing and matching of patterns and colors. The glasses on the dog, so much fun. Well done, Dawn!

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  20. Cute cards! Great designs on both!

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  21. Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the paper piecing on the first one! Thanks for the inspiration on the 2nd one... I have that set, but not inked it up yet. Now I will!

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    1. Thanks Wilma! I can't wait to see what you create with this set.

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  22. The paper piecing on the girl is fabulous. I never seem to do that often enough. Love the glasses on the dog... adorable! Love both of your cards.

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    1. Thanks Eileen! I don't paper piece enough either.

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  23. OH MY GOSH!! both cards are just wonderful but that pup with the glasses has me howling with laughter! Love the design as it is, but the only thing I would possibly add would be some Nuvo drops, or enamel drops etc. on the upper right and lower left.

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  24. Dogs are some of the best people! Both of your cards capture the spirit of these furry friends so well.

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  25. GAW!!! That girl with her cute outfit is really fun but the dog with those HUGE glasses cracks me up. I love cute critters with glasses to begin with but these wood veneer ones are the BEST!

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  26. What adorable doggo cards!!! I love the 60s overalls too ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with Kim... Doggie bling or maybe bones would be just the ticket!

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  27. I love both of your cards. Dogs are right up my alley. I have never tried paper piecing before, I am going to have to try that. As far as the second card, maybe add a few footprints or paint spatters on the white space.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Definitely give paper piecing a try!

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  28. The paper piecing and colors are awesome. Love both of your cards.

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