Saturday, May 7, 2022

~ Friends of Unity May 2022 Blog Hop ~

 Hello there crafty friend!
It's one of my favorite times of the month... time for the Friends of Unity Blog Hop!! Our cue this month is a fun one! It's similar to a couple of other blog hops that we have done before that were a lot of fun and I even went back and had a look to see the creations we all shared before. I can't wait to see all the new creations shared by our friends today! So let's get to the cue...


... Things with Wings!! Yay! 
This cue has so many possibilities... butterflies, dragonflies, bats, bees, birds, ladybugs, angels, fairies, and dragons. There are SO many things with wings! And Unity has an amazing assortment of stamps just perfect for this cue! So many that I was overwhelmed with what to use! LOL!


And then I saw this cutie for the amazing new release over at Unity! I just HAD to ink these two up from the One Kind Word stamp kit! Normally I wouldn't be a fan of worms but this has got to be the cutest worm ever! And those big eyes on the bird... love him!!


Here's a quick list of the Copic Markers that I used to color up this little scene:

Bird ~ Y06, Y15, BG10, BG01, BG34, E55, C00, C3
Worm ~ R01, RV10, RV21, RV14
Grass ~ YG11, YG23, G24
Sky ~ B0000, B000, B00


I die cut the colored up scene with the new Make A Tag {die set} and then I die cut a cute paper to coordinate with my coloring. I used the pretty Flutter Away {paper pack}... love these gorgeous papers! I trimmed my sentiment and then I placed it on my die and lined up the tag die over both. I used some Washi tape to secure it in place over the sentiment and then I die cut the sentiment too. I cut two 1/8" strips of black card stock and adhered the sentiment along with the black strips to the tag. I die cut the circle in the top of the tag and used my Crop-a-dile to cut out the hole on the pattern paper. This gave me a place to adhere the cute stitched circle die cut. I found some cute ribbons in my stash and tied them off with some twine that perfectly matched the colors in the tag... done! So cute!!


Another fab new release from Unity's big Birthday Sale... the Endlessly Beautiful stamp kit!! I'm a huge fan of the butterfly stamps available at Unity!! I pretty much have to have them all!! This one with the hot air balloon of butterflies is so unique and beautiful. I love it!!


Here's a quick list of the Copic Markers I used for this pretty card:

Clouds ~ B0000, B00
Butterflies ~ V000, V12, V15, V17, Y06, Y15
Basket ~ E51, E35, E39
Background ~ B0000, B00


Here you can see some of the dimension in the card. I popped up the butterfly hot air balloon along with the cloud underneath it and then I also popped up the bottom cloud. I put a scrap of card stock underneath the bottom cloud to give it a tiny bit more height than the hot air balloon. I also popped up the one mostly yellow butterfly! So much pretty dimension on this card!


I blended some Tumbled Glass Oxide ink over the Cloud & Wave Stencil that I had secured over a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock. I used three sides of the Cloud & Wave Stencil so that the clouds would be a bit different. I trimmed the cloud background and adhered it to a blue piece of card stock that I had die cut with the largest of the Postage Stamp {nesting dies}. I trimmed the sentiment and mat it with the same blue card stock. I adhered the sentiment and a few clouds to the cloud background. And then I popped up the hot air ballon, a couple clouds and the butterfly as I mentioned above. I adhered the entire panel to a white A2 top fold card base. If I was to remake this card, I would probably use purple card stock for the postage stamp die layer for a bit of contrast to all the blue and I think it would also help the butterflies pop. But all in all... I like how the card turned out.


For my last card I inked up the adorable Delightful Flutterbys stamp kit... I saw a card shared in the Unity Show & Tell a while back and just HAD to add this cute set of stamps to my collection. This adorable Queen bee is so stinkin' cute!! I paired her up with the sweet Little Princess 6x8 paper pad from Simple Stories. I actually remembered to pick out my papers first for this one and decided to color up her crown with yellows to coordinate with the paper so I thought it would be fun to color up the bee pink... I bet there's a bee out there somewhere in the world that would love to be pink! LOL!


Here's a quick list of the Copic Markers I used to color up this adorable pink bee:

Crown ~ Y06, Y15, Y28, RV10, RV21, RV14
Bee ~ RV10, RV21, N1. N3, N6
Cheeks ~ RV10, RV21, RV14
Wings ~ B000, B00, B02


If you follow my blog and/or my weekly Christmas card posts, you may recognize this card design... it's the current sketch for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers for the month of May. I thought it was the perfect design for a cute little birthday card. I cut my pretty papers and adhered them to a 6x6" card base that I scored at 3". I die cut the ric rac using a die from My Favorite Things and had to cut it in half to fit on the card but it's hidden under the popped up Queen bee. I trimmed up the sentiment and adhered it to a piece of pretty paper from the paper pad. I trimmed up the mat for the sentiment and then adhered it to the card. Woohoo! I really love how this mini slimline card turned out! So cute!

Now before we get to the hopping, I chose a lucky winner from the comments on last month's hop to win a fun prize package and that lucky winner is...



... Mom2Two (Jenni)!! Congratulations, Jenni!!
Please email me at crystalominkler@gmail.com to claim your prize. 
Prize must be claimed within two weeks. 

Well, that's it for me this time! Please hop along and enjoy some more inspiration from the Friends of Unity... I can't wait to see how our friends were inspired by this month's cue! I will be doing another fun giveaway this month!! Be sure to hop along and comment for a chance to win! I'll announce the winner next month! ***Google/Blogger is acting weird lately so please include your name in the comments just in case the comment is posted as anonymous we'll still be able to know who commented.***



Let's get to the hopping...


Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Amber 













Thanks so very much for supporting our little hop!
We appreciate you!!

See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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54 comments:

  1. Crystal I don't think I could pick a favorite card, they're all so cute!!!

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  2. Such sweet cards!! Love them!!
    The little tag is my favorite!! ;) so cute!!

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  3. We both used one kind word, it's my new fav. I love what you did with all these cards. They look amazing

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  4. All your creations are so awesome! The bird tag is just hilarious and I love the colors you chose for the tag. It is my favorite and a must have. The butterfly balloon card is just out of this world and the layers you created add to its majestic beauty. The little creature card is adorable and sweet. I want to bring it home!

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  5. The bird and worm
    are so cute! And I love
    the Butterfly Balloon.
    Carla from Arizona

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  6. Every creation is beautifully colored and designed

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  7. Eeek! That little pink bee is the cutest, and I just love the early bird and worm card. The bird's expression cracks me up!

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  8. Such sweet cards Crystal, I love the bird and worm

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  9. So much inspiration here.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  10. Your cards are all outstanding as always.Love the butterfly balloon. Your coloring is just perfect. TFS

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  11. Well, I am a bird nerd so that tag is my favorite! And it's just plain ca-uuute! All of your cards are gorgeous. Those butterflies - wow!!

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  12. I love your cards! The new butterfly stamp is so pretty!

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  13. Your cards are always pure perfection, but my favorite has to be that bird and the worm. LOVE the way the bird is looking at that friendly little worm.

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  14. Your cards are wonderful... it's hard to pick a favorite, but that bird & worm are calling to me! 😉

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  15. Your cards are all great! For some reason, I can’t log in with Google and not all give me the option to sign in as Anonymous.🤷‍♀️

    Linda Abel

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    1. Same here! Not happy with Google at the moment! I haven't been able to figure it out.

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  16. Such a cute bee she is tickled pink

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    1. Thank you!! {If you receive an email with my response, will you please reply to this comment with your name so I know who left this lovely comment.}

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  17. So cute--love what you created with this theme.

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  18. Great tag and cards! I especially love that adorable bird!

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  19. Awesome tag and cards! The adorable bird is my favorite, but I am loving the hot air balloon butterflies and darling bee too!

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    1. Thanks for commenting again, Denise! I'm sorry that blogger/google are acting up! Hopefully they fix the issue soon!

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  20. Fantastic cards! Great stamp choices.

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  21. Such cuteness ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  22. Amber @ ForeverAmber's ArtMay 15, 2022 at 7:09 AM

    I don't know why Google is being so crazy but I can't sign in with my profile. I love your designs this month! Especially that tag card - its adorable! So adorable I had to grab those dies ;)

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    1. I know!! If it isn't one thing, it's another... and this is so annoying! I appreciate you persevering and commenting though! Thank you!!

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  23. Darling tag! Love the colors, that cute bird, and even the worm is cute! The butterfly card is just gorgeous. Great colors. But that pink bee is just the cutest! Great design, patterns, and colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Ok, I may just have to get that tag die set and the butterfly balloon stamp set. Your cards are so wonderfully made!

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  25. The bird and worm card is so adorbs. The hot air balloon with butterflies card is striking. And the last card is just the cutest.

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  26. Great cards Crystal!! Love love love the queen bee card.

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