Saturday, July 3, 2021

~ Friends of Unity July 2021 Blog Hop ~

 Hello there crafty friend!
It's time for our July 2021 Friends of Unity blog hop!!
This month we have a fun Summer Vacation cue...


One of my most favorite places to go for vacation is Lake Tahoe... we've had many wonderful vacations there over the years. What's your favorite vacation place? I hope you'll share below in the comments.


I have two quick cards to share this hop! My first is a simple watercolored mini slimline card using the newly released All Sunshine & Happy stamp set. I used my ZIGs and a watercolor pen.


I die cut the watercolored panel with a Wonky Stitched Mini Slimline die from Gina Marie Design and then I adhered it directly to a 6-1/2 x 7" white card base scored at 3-1/2". I finished it off with a few drops of Nuvo Glitter Purple Rain drops.


My second card is also a mini slimline card, but this one is a little smaller measuring 6 x 6", scored at 3"... so a 3 x 6" card. These are my favorite size of mini slimline! I used the super fun Time for Travel stamp set along with part of a splatter stamp from the Never stamp set. I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo, and Peacock Feathers on a 3 x 6" piece of white card stock.


I used the Stitched Circles from Simon Says Stamp for the 3 stitched circles and then I used the Tribal Stitched Mini Slimline die from Gina Marie Design. I flipped the negative piece of the slimline die cut and adhered it to a white card base. I cut a white mat for the top layer and adhered the die cut panel to it. I colored up the little circles with a few copic markers.


And then I popped up the circles and 'Vacation' with foam squares. So colorful and summery! I love it!

As I mentioned above, I'd love for you to comment below what's your favorite vacation spot? I'll pick a lucky winner from the comments to win the Sending Up Something Beautiful stamp set. One of my favorite sets... so much so - I have a duplicate in my stash! LOL! I'm sure some of my friends are also having giveaways, so be sure to comment on each of our blogs as you hop along!


Let's get to the hopping...


Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Colleen








Thanks so much for supporting our little hop!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work on
    both cards, love
    the first one.
    Happy 4th of July!
    Carla from Arizona

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  2. I like to go
    fishing so
    around a lake
    is wonderful.
    Carla from Arizona

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  4. Oh wow Crystal I love them both! I really like how you colored the girl on the beach! The 2nd one has all the colors of summer in it!!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards Crystal. My favourite holiday is travelling around New Zealand in our motorhome.

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  6. great cards, I really love the word vacation, that is really cool. The way you colored the girl is gorgeous. I just love it.

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  7. I love the colors you used on both cards as well as the summer theme. The beach scene is so pretty. We love to go to Bonita Beach (West side of So. FL) for a long weekend getaway. Otherwise, we enjoy going somewhere new & different for the 'real' vacay. lol Right now we're thinking of going to the Grand Canyon in late September...

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  8. Vannessa OsbournJuly 3, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    We seem to never go to the same place twice. Since retiring we've been trying to see America! So much beauty! Love both of your cards!!

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  9. Love both cards. The coloring on the sunshine card is so pretty. I like the palette you used for the second card.

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  10. My favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the Winter when the whales go have their babies, you can see hundreds of them from the beach or your balcony. Love it! Your cards are amazing and make me long for the beach...soon I hope! Take care!

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  11. Lovely cards! My favorite vacation spot is somewhere I have never been - because I love exploring new places. Planning a trip to Belize in October with great anticipation.

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  12. Pretty cards! I especially love the beach scene and the way you colored it! Great colors on your vacation card too!
    Favorite vacation spot.... I have two! I love heading over to Lake Tahoe to cool off during the hot summer! The other spot I love is Disneyland! I don't think I'll ever get tired of spending a couple of days at the Park!

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  13. Wow!the girl on the beach is done so well! Great job. Love the colors on the 2nd one!

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  14. Both of these are so fun and colorful that they just scream summer and vacation! Funny, I have never seen the second set you used with the circles! It amazes me that as many times as ai have poured over that website, someone uses stamps I have never seen!

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  15. Wow, Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite vacation spots as well and we take our adult kids and their families there every summer. Love your girl sitting on the beach design.

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: I want to go to a National Park. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Marisela Delgado said: Such wonderful cards! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  18. New Follower here! I'm loving slimlines lately and your cards are wonderful. I especially love the stamped image on the first.

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  19. Your beach scene is so eye catching and such a lovely rainbow background for the second card. My fave spot is any beach.

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  20. Loving the summer colours on both cards. It was your Sunshine and Happiness card that made me order that kit - can't wait for it to arrive!

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  21. Happy 4th! Your cards scream vacation and boy do we all need that right now! Still nervous, but vaccinated, soooo, will see. Love your colors that are so happy! Lake Tahoe looks great, but this Michigander and hubby love to go to the upper peninsula to St. Ignace to walk the Mackinac Bridge every labor day. We've gotten older, so now its strictly relax, walk on the water edge, craft and go to the quaint town for pasty and icecream. Soon I hope. (((Hugs))) Wishing you Sunshine and Happiness this summer!

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  22. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the bright colors! My favorite vacation spot is Pentwater, Michigan!

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  23. I love both cards Crystal! Love your coloring on the first one and the second one screams 'FUN'.

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  24. Great cards! I love the beach scene. My favorite vacation spot is anywhere my friends out of state live.

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  25. Both cards are totally different but awesome - and I can't pick a favorite. But my favorite vacation spot to go each year is York Beach, Maine where my parents have a beach house we are lucky enough to be able to use from time to time each Summer!

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  26. Both of these cards are just fabulous! Very summery and the colors on that second one scream summer fun. I live in a beach town and it's amazing to me that I don't go to the beach more often. It use to be my favorite vacation spot but after I moved here, it lost some of it's appeal. Now, my favorite spot to vacation is the mountains... pretty much any of them!

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