Hi and welcome! This month is all about masculine cards. I enjoyed looking in my stash for images I thought would fit this theme. I came up with a few different styles and techniques to keep things fresh and exciting! I hope you like them. One thing I learned is that I definitely need to make more masculine cards. Sometimes I get caught up in one theme and forget to create others. This got me out and broadened my paths of adventurous creations!
I had fun but it’s almost time to hop to the next person, Kim. Please don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a “thank you” prize. One person who comments will be randomly drawn and announced on next month’s hop. And now to announce the winner from May’s hop …….. Angela Hall!!! Congratulations Angela! Please message me your mailing address so I can send your prize in the mail.
Thank you again for joining us. I hope you found some new ideas for your future cardmaking endeavors. Until next month, may you take part in lots of wonderful things that fills you up with happiness, joy, peace and love. For me, this means I will be either in my craft room cardmaking or my backyard gardening!
Stay safe and healthy~
I am also on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel with short videos of how I made these cards. I also post videos of my backyard and my sweet, beloved dogs!
Hello friends! Happy Spring! Even though the birds start chirping very early in the morning, I love the sound of it. Mornings are my favorite time of day. The theme this month reminds me of nature and all the flowers blooming and beautiful winged creatures surrounding my garden.
Thank you for hopping with the Friends of Unity! There is alot more feathered fun ahead. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win a “thank you” prize. I will randomly draw one person’s name and announce the winner on next month’s blog!
And now the winner for last month’s hop is…….Wilma DeGraffenreid! Congratulations Wilma! Please message me your mailing address and I will send your prize in the mail. Thank you so much for commenting!
I had a wonderful time choosing images with wings! I hope you get a chance to create a winged cardtoo!I think the reason I’m fascinated with birds is that they can fly and see a whole different perspective than from where I stand. What an awesome power to soar and dive in the open sky! Until June, I hope you stay safe and healthy as we enjoy Spring showers and May flowers!
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Hi and a Spring-filled welcome to you! Pattern paper is the theme for April. I was excited to rummage through my collection and get inspired. I have to say, cardmaking with pattern paper creates a wonderful starting point. I pick out a pattern and then paint to match. Everything seems to fall into place!
Card #1 ~ A sweet hello
Card #2 ~ A brighter day
Card #3 ~ Dropping in
Card #4 ~ Berry nice
I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far. Please let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear which card is your favorite. Also I will randomly pick one person to win a thank you prize for commenting! Below are the friends to continue on the hop.
And now to announce the winner of the March hop ……….Kathy Hering!
Congratulations Kathy! Please message me your mailing address and I will send your prize. Thank you so much for your comment.
Have a wonderful April with blue skies and sunshine. May you find lots of time to craft away with pattern paper. And don’t forget, if you don’t have pattern paper, you can always create your own with background stamps, watercolor paper and paint, or repeating stamped images.
You can find me on Tiktok and Instagram @cardartbyrachel for short process videos of how Imake my cards.
“Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the hope that they won’t last forever. That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. That we will be led out of the darkness and into the sunshine.”
you are not alone… The people of Ukraine… my inspiration for this week. Sunflowers, blue and yellow, hope and love. My card for today is the flower of Ukraine and the colors of their flag.
Thank you for spending this week with me. I have enjoyed it! I hope you saw a few techniques and designs you might like to try. I appreciate all of your comments and let me know if you have any questions about how I make my cards. I love talking about stamping and cardmaking.
A million thanks to Unity Stamp Company for giving me the opportunity to share my cards this week. You are a fantastic company with an endless amount of amazing images to create so many wonderful projects. I love the community of friends here that support and inspire!
As I go about my day, I will keep the people of Ukraine in my heart. World peace is what we need and I believe it can happen.
Until next time, take care, stay safe and healthy.
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“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” van Gogh
With each new day, I wake up hoping for peace. Today I share another card with thoughts of the people in Ukraine and all over the world during these times of social unrest and atrocities. Sending love, peace, strength and hope….
Thank you visiting, I appreciate all of your comments. I hope you get a chance to craft and create today. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
I am also on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel. I post short process videos on these sites for fun and a little extra information on how I make my cards.
“We uplift the world through kindness, through creativity, through Light, through Love.
Hello! Today I am sharing a soft and delicate card. An elegant wreath with fine lines and tiny blossoms. Blue and yellow have often been a favorite combination of mine. Not only do these colors remind me of van Gogh, but now the country of Ukraine. When I look at this beautiful image, it is calming and brings some sort of comfort.
Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate it so much. I hope you find a bit of time to create and fill your day with everything that brings you joy.
See you tomorrow!
I am also on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel with short process videos of how I make my cards.
may we allow peace to infiltrate our lives. may we hold on tight to hope. and, take on faith as our armor for everyday living. Lindsey Eryn
Hi my name is Rachel! I’m a mom of three young adults and two dogs. I have enjoyed stamping for over 20 years. While looking at card ideas on Pinterest, I discovered Unity Stamp Company. Their unique, wide variety of images are refreshing and beautiful! The community of friends built around Unity is inspiring and supportive. Cardmaking is my escape as I enjoy creating daily. I find this craft relaxing and exhilarating. Thank you for letting me share my cards with you this week!
My heart is heavy for the people of Ukraine. I am choosing this week to share cards that express my support for them. My thoughts of safety, comfort and peace for these people as they go through each day of unimaginable bravery and strength.
Have a wonderful day and thank you for visiting. Hope to see you tomorrow!
Please visit me on Instagram and TikTok for short fun cardmaking, gardening and videos ofmy two sweet dogs @cardartbyrachel
Hi and welcome! I am excited to share my cards with you this month. I was challenged with this theme of kraft, black and white. Limited to a “colorless” card made me want to use color! I had to think about technique and design. I love black and white because of the sharp contrast, but adding kraft threw me a bit of a curve ball…. and the funny part is that I love kraft too!
Card #1 ~Good Times
Card #2 ~ A Beautiful Birthday
Card #3 ~ Those were the days!
Card #4 ~ Typewritten love and friendship
I hope you found some new and fun ideas to try out with this color scheme. Please comment below and hop along with our Friends of Unity! I will choose one person to receive a thank you prize for joining us! The winner will be announced at next month’s hop.
And now to announce the winner for February, Amanda Rhodes! Congratulations Amanda! Please message meyour mailing address and I will get your prize in the mail! Thank you so much for participating, we appreciate you!
As this hop comes to a close, our hearts are heavy with the atrocities taking place in Ukraine. There are no words to express the sadness I am feeling. This card is to show I stand with Ukraine. Please stay strong, I hope for peace…
Thanks for hopping! See you next month. Keep creating beautiful pieces of art.
Please check out my short videos on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel.
Welcome! This month’s cue is a sketch. I love this exercise because it gives me an awesome starting point whether I am wrapped up in everyday business, feeling less motivated or maybe having a bit of a “creative block”. This is so helpful to get a jump start on cardmaking!I hope you get a chance to try this sketch out.
Card #1- A surprise special effect that’s out of this world!
Card #2 – An elegant thinking of you
Card #3 – A sentimental Valentine’s Day card
Card #4 – A worldy illusion
Thank you for hopping along with us, this was a fun sketch! Please hop to the next friend below to see tons of creativity and amazing ideas. Comment to win a “thank you” prize, the winner will be announced at next month’s hop.
And now for the winner of last month’s hop…….Shelley Middleton! Thank you so much for hopping! Congratulations!!!Please message me you mailing address and I will get your prizesent out to you!
Until March brings us back together, may you stay safe and healthy while creating tons of amazing and beautiful cards. I am so very hopeful for all that comes with thoughts of spring and the beautiful blue skies that surround.
Please visit me on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel for fun short process videos of how I made these cards.