Saturday, January 7, 2023

Friends of Unity Hop, January 2023, Birthdays

 Happy New Year! I cannot believe it is a new year already. Where does the time go? I'm looking at my Unity Stamp Collection, thinking, wow, I have way too many stamps that have not seen ink. This year I plan on inking these babies up. This is not a New Year's resolution. I don't make New Year's resolutions. I don't believe in setting myself up for failure. Lol. But, honestly, I really need to do something about this situation. OK, let's get to our cue...birthdays. So fun. As I am typing this, I have so many ideas running through my head. I can't wait to see what comes to fruition.




I decided to use some sass on my cards. Card #1:








This sentiment cracks me up. It can be found in the June 2022 Sentiment Kit, could be better. This set is full of sass. The sassy girl is from Totally Have This. The flower, hey girl sentiment, and happy birthday sentiment are from the May 2021 Sentiment Kit, in my thoughts, girl. Her outfit was colored with Zig markers and a blending marker. Do you notice anything missing from this card? Pattern paper...I use pattern paper on my cards 99% of the time, but I challenged myself not to use any on this card. I did not do this challenge on my next card.

Card #2:





This lady is absolutely fabulous. She and the sentiment are from the June 2022 Sentiment Kit, could be better. I stamped her on a section of pattern paper and cut it down to size. I added a little color to her outfit with a colored pencil and blended with Gamsol. I finished card with coordinating pattern paper, ephemera, and die cut stems.

Well, that's going to do it for me. Please keep hopping.






me






See you next month,

Dawn





40 comments:

  1. Ohhh... love your paper layers and beautiful cards, Dawn! I had fun with the same sassy sentiment kit. Your paper layers always inspire me though. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us each month, my friend!

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  2. Love these! The sentiment on the first one, they need to make it a single stamp!! It is hilarious!!

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  3. Your cards are so awesome! I love the first card how you cut out the flower and popped it up. So creative, I never thought about doing this! Your coloring is great and the background is perfect with the fun sentiment. I love your card with the layers of paper. It is an art to arrange paper so that it looks this great!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! You always leave the best comments.

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  4. Seems to be a reoccuring theme this month! The month of the organize and realize how much stuff we actually have and don't use! LOL I am totally on board with this! Your cards are amazing! ;)

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    1. Thank you Jenni! Let's see what we do with all our neglected stamps. LOL

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  5. Great work on your
    lovely cards. Love
    the first card.
    Carla from Arizona

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  6. Great cards - love how you do so many layers! Pam Duncan Vansant

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  7. Great cards! Love the images you used and great sentiments too!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I love all the pretty layers of pretty things.

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  9. Oh man that 2nd card really got me! I love the layers and the rustic look of it! That's a favorite stamp of mine, I need to get it out and use it!

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  10. Hi Dawn. I love these birthday cards. It is nice to see two completely different designs. You are so talented. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you so much Gaylynn! I am humbled by your compliment.

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  11. Awesome cards Dawn! Love all the detailed layers!

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  12. I dont see anything missing and that's because that card is perfect just as is. Love that 20 vintage sassy bad girl look. Ha ha your 1st card reminded me of one I sent years ago. Kind of a reveal wheel effect where I had all the holidays on it with a card instruction to change and redisplay for each holiday. Person did that and said she cracked up every time she moved the wheel, which she did faithfully. The next year she sent it back to me with a note, "you know what to do, enjoy". Ha. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much! Thanks for sharing about the card you made sometime ago. Sounds like a wonderful card. That's so awesome your friend sent it back to you with a note. Keeping the fun going!

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  13. These are such fun cards! I am always on the look out for anything sassy...😂. I truly enjoy reading your blogs & watching your videos...you all have taught me so much! Bets Greene 💜💜💜

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  14. I love these sassy girls! I love that sentiment on the first card. The layering on the second card is very pretty!

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  15. Lovely sassy cards, love your layers! Kathy Hering.

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  16. Your layering of patterned papers and stamped images are put together beautifully! I like all of the detail in what you have created for these birthday cards.

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  17. Your cards are both beautiful, and yet so different in feel. Love me some sass too!

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  18. Amazing cards! I love the stamps you chose, colors, patterns, and design. And I love the sassiness of them both. Thanks for the inspiration!

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