Saturday, September 3, 2022

Friends of Unity Hop, September 2022, Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa

 Welcome back to our monthly hop! So glad you are here! So who likes hot beverages? I love a good cup of hot cocoa. Before I delve into this post, I want to announce my winner from last month's hop. Drum roll please.  KAREN LADD come on down. You are my winner. Email me at lovepaperetc@gmail.com with your address, so I can get this awesome stamp set to you. In case you forgot, the prize was an Angie Girl (Celeste Girl). 




Did I mention that today is my birthday? I didn't. Well it most certainly is and I want to share my birthday joy. This month I am giving away a prize pack which includes a rainbow vibes paper pack, two Itty Bittys (holiday hugs and bright wishes) and the Thanks So Mush set. So be sure to comment on all our blogs to be eligible to win this prize pack or a prize from one of my Friends.

Let's get to my cards. First up:



 




Isn't she gorgeous? I just love Angie girls...don't you? This lovely is from, a Little Warmth; perfect for fall cards. The sentiment is from Anemone Greetings. This card came to together pretty easily with the addition of paper, stickers, and a die from Photo Play. She was colored with colored pencils. I also added a few enamel dots from Gina Marie and an acetate leaf die cut from 49 and Market.

Now for my second card. I almost scrapped this one. See if you can locate my blunder on this one. I decided to pull out my gelli plate. I've only played with it a couple times. I definitely need to practice more. I've seem so many beautiful backgrounds created with gelli plates.




Actually, I thought my gell print  came out fine. I placed it in my Misti and stamped the image several times. Well, when I went to ink the stamp one time, I accidentally inked my image directly with my ink pad. Oh no! Crap! That's why the square is above the coffee cup. I decided that I liked my gell print too much to scrap it, so I worked with it. I cut the stamped, gell print with a stitched circle die. I think it turned out ok. I'm not happy with it, but it works. To create the gelli print, I used a couple different paints and spread them with my brayer. I then placed my Maker Forte Stencil Vansi Makes Swirl Art Marks on plate. I squeezed some white and pink paint over the stencil and spread with brayer. I let it dry overnight. The next day I stamped the image from a past Layers of Life, Revive December 2018. It is such a cool image. The sentiment is from the January 2022 Kit of the Month, found in the heart.

Well friends, I need to get some rest so I can enjoy my day. But, before I go. here are all our links.











me




Well, that's a wrap. See you next month.

Dawn

35 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Dawn!!!!! Fantastic cards! I love the pretty paper layers on your first card! Beautiful! The colors on your second card are gorgeous! Love the design!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you enjoy your day!!
    It's a great day for a birthday.....it's also my son's!! your first card is my absolute favorite! saving for later inspiration!
    Jenni S.

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    1. Thank you Jenni! Hope your son had a great day! I sure did!

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  3. Happy birthday to you, hope your day is great! The Angie card is stunning! I love the design, your coloring and the creative dies, embellishments, all of it... so awesome. Your second card is a cool mixed media one and I wouldn't even know you have a blunder. It looks like you meant for the square to be there. I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I had a great birthday!

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  4. Happiest birthday wishes to you, I hope your day is filled with laughter and love. Your first card is just perfect for fall, great palette and layout. I, too, love these girls and gals. Lovely second card, I can't see any blunder with your image, just a fun mixed media design. I own 2 gelli plates but haven't used them yet as I have to get a brayer, thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Andre! I had a wonderful birthday. I need to use my gelli plates more. They are so fun!

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  5. The happiest of birthdays to you!!! And it's a long weekend - I hope you're able to take advantage of that! Your cards are lovely. The first card is so festively Fall and I just love it & all the wonderful layers. Your gelli print is great combined with the 'LOL - Revive' stamp (I have it, too, and love it, but have only done B&W with it).

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  6. 🎵🎶🎈🎈HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU🎈🎈🎶🎵As usual you just can't have a special day without giving of yourself, wishing YOU plenty of whatever makes you happy! Yup she is both gorgeous and sasssssy. Beautiful coloring with perfectly matched papers. Hey that gelli looks terrific, you made me stare and I still love it. Happy blessed Birthday and Happy Fall.

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  7. Happy Birthday, and remember - 'there are no mistakes in art'

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  8. Happy birthday to you!!!!! I love all your cards. There is something about that 2nd one that reminds me of leaves blowing in the breeze!

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  9. WOW! These are great! I LOVE the Angie girl and Happy Birthday!

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  10. Gorgeous projects, Dawn!! Love your color and paper choices, not to mention your designs. LoveLOVE them

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  11. Both cards are gorgeous, and both used 2 of my favorite coffee stamps! Your OOPS was simply an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly, and you handled it beautifully!

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  12. Well, Happy Birthday!
    Hope you had a great
    day. Great work on your
    lovely card.
    Carla from Arizona

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  13. Pretty cards. I like the fall colors on the first one.

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  14. Happy Birthday! Love your cards! I could not tell where the blunder on the second card was until you shared details on the square, lol.

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  15. Such pretty cards! I really love the layers and designs on your first card! Happy Birthday to you!

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  16. Such great cards! Your happy accident was well hidden!

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