Saturday, August 1, 2020

Friends of Unity Blog Hoppers, August 2020, Sympathy

Welcome back! As always, I am so happy you're here! Sympathy cards...we all struggle in creating these. I hope our  hop gives you some ideas you may want to try. And of course, we love  to see what you  come up with.

Isn't this a beautiful graphic?



I made two cards for our hop. The first is shabby and chic. The second is more clean and simple. Here is the first card:





I really love how this card turned out. I hope it brings comfort to the recipient. The heart stamp is from the November 2014 SMAK, Trust your soul. I love this stamp. I use it quite a bit. The paw prints and sentiment are from Fur Baby Love. There are some really cute images in this set. I really love the look of stamped images on pattern paper. It gives your stamped images more depth.

Second card:





I really love how this card turned out too!  I hope it brings comfort and peace to the recipient. The beautiful sentiment comes from the February 2019 Sentiment Kit, My Sympathies. Image is from No Time for Guilt. I used my new Zig markers on her.

Remember to comment on all our blogs for a chance to win a prize. Here is the hop list:

Crystal

Eileen

Amber

me

Dawn B

Kim

Bobbie Sue

Robyn

Alaine

Jeanie

Thanks for hopping with us! See you next time!
Dawn

39 comments:

  1. Wow! So many beautiful layers to these cards! Thank you for including a pet sympathy card. I find that I send as many of those as I do for people.

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    1. Thank you so very much Meg! I recently sent a pet sympathy card to one of my youngest son's friends. He had his dog since he was 4. His dog was 14. My heart breaks for him. He lost his first best friend.

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  2. Gorgeous cards, Dawn! I love the shabby chic style of the first card and the stunning layout and mix of stamps of your second card!

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  3. So beautiful!!!!!!! The pet sympathy card is beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Very cool that you created a pet sympathy card too!

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  5. Very creative, and love the idea for the pet sympathy too

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  6. Oh my goodness the colors and layers you used are beautiful. I love that you created a pet sympathy cad. The 2nd card is just beautiful and uses on of my favorite sentiments. That girl just whispers condolences doesn’t she. ♥️

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    1. Yes she does! Thank you so much Bobbie Sue! Welcome back!

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  7. Love how colorful both cards are. They are sooo pretty! I won that heart in a grab bag and love it; the size of it is awesome.

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    1. Thank you Becca! The heart is amazing! Congratulations on your win!

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  8. Very nice sympathy cards...I love them both

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  9. I find myself sending a lot of pet sympathy cards to friends whose pets are getting older right along with us. The sentiment and heart image are just perfect. Your second card is really beautiful and the sentiment is such a thoughtful one. Love how you used a simple color wash to accent your image.

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  10. This are both so lovely Dawn! I really love that you made one for the loss of a pet too.

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  11. Just beautiful cards, my friend! I love that you made a pet sympathy card, as those are thoughtful to have on hand too! Lovely papers and design on your 1st card. And your 2nd card is amazing. Love that girl, the heartfelt sentiment, and the gorgeous bloom. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. I love that you made a pet sympathy card. I've sent one or two, but have never made one. Your second card is so pretty with the girl image and the flower die cut.

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  13. Beautiful cards.
    Love the paw one.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Both of your cards are wonderful! Thanks especially for the paw prints card... I've been looking for another idea in addition to the rainbow bridge set. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Wilma! You are welcome! I have the rainbow bridge set too!

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  15. Very heartfelt cards. I too make for baby cards and sometimes I think the recipient cherishes those the most. Very very beautiful sentiments. Thanks

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  16. Such beautiful and heartfelt cards. Thank you for sharing! I must find that large round die with the tiny holes, it's perfect!
    - Doreen @ whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow Dawn! These are both awesome cards! I love stamping on patterned paper!

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