Hello! We are super excited to welcome an amazingly talented and crafty friend to our blog hop, Gaylynn Martling!
Now that summer is in full swing, let’s take a detour from this season’s themes of ocean beaches and exotic vacations. Let’s focus in on holidays celebrated throughout the year. There are so many choices!
Card #1 ~ Happy Halloween!
Card #2 ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
Card #3 ~ Happy Holidays!
Card #4 ~ Happy Easter!
Thank you for stopping here on the hop. Below is the list of Unity friends to visit along the way. Please comment for the chance to win a fun “thank you” prize! A random person will be chosen and announced at the September blog hop.
And now, the winner from the July hop is……..beccab33324!!! Congratulations to you, please message me your mailing address and I will send your prize in the mail! Thank you for commenting and hopping with us.
I hope you enjoyed the “Holidays” theme as much as I did! Until next month, stay safe and healthy. Wishing you wonderful summer days ahead and I hope you find a few minutes to craft in between the activities of the season!
Please follow me on Instagram and TikTok @cardartbyrachel for videos of how I make these cards. The videos will be posted during the month of August.
“Create what sets your heart on fire and it will illuminate the path ahead” Karma Voce
Hi Unity friends! Are you enjoying your summer? Are you crafting away with blue sky days?! We finally got a blast of heat and now it seems summer has arrived. July is all about stencils. I am excited to share my “stenciled” cards and a few new products Iam using for the first time.
I hope you try some of these techniques.This was an awesome theme and there is no the limit for creative ideas with stencils! Please keep hopping with our Unity friends! Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a “thank you” prize! The winner will be announced at the next month’s hop.
And now to announce the winner from the June hop is………..Dawn Braddock!!! Congratulations Dawn, please message me your mailing address and I will send out your prize! Thank you for your comments, we really appreciate the support and kindness.
If you get a chance, please let me know which card you liked the most. I love your feedback!
Until next month, enjoy summer, the warm nights and sunny days. My favorite thing this time of year is to see the surprises popping up in my garden, it is ever-changing.
Stay safe and healthy!
For short videos on how I made these cards, check out my instagram and tiktok @cardartbyrachel. I post videos throughout the month!
What if art was not measured by quantity but ricochets?
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!
Please visit me on Instagram and TikTok@cardartbyrachel for posts and short videos of how I made these cards and many more.
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.
Visit me on Instagram and TikTok for fun videos @cardartbyrachel
“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