Saturday, September 1, 2018

Friends of Unity~ September is Wings

Hey there!! 
Welcome to Robyn's Nest!! 

We are growing here at Friends of Unity!! 
We are thrilled to announce the addition of 
Kim Van Zant Klinklovsky
Bobbie Sue McConathy
Both ladies are such amazing crafters that share our love for Unity Stamp Company!!
We are lucky to have them accept our invitation!! 
Welcome ladies!!!

My 1st card for this months hop is keeping a little bit of Summer .. 
To make this card, all I did was swirl 5 different distress inks for the background..
mounted it onto black cardstock
Then, using the butterfly, and sentiment  from the KOM 5/17
 Free Your Dreams {kom 5/17}
 I stamped the image directly onto the background piece~
For the sentiment, I did emboss it with clear ep, 
As an afterthought, I used white acrylic paint , watered down a bit and flicked it onto the entire card 
(I kinda wish I had done that before I did my stamping) 
then tied the eyelash ribbon around the middle...

For my second card...
I used the KOM 7/17
 Glittering Eyes {kom 7/16}
I started out with kraft cardstock, and matching pattern paper from 
Papertrey Ink
I stamped the butterflies directly onto the pattern paper, and then clear embossed it
On a second piece of kraft cs, I stamped the sentiment, and clear embossed it as well
then I distressed the edges of the paper with matching ink.. (love doing that )
I had to think on this card for a long time.. 
the sentiment needed to be boardered and I just couldn't find anything that looked good....
so, when I get stuck, I start cleaning~ LOL~ never know what you'll find under that mess.. 
then I spotted my roll of burlap!! 
The sentiment is from Lilli Girl~ Link <<<   
 Lilli Girl

I sat back down, and started layering..
First I cut the burlap long enough to be seen..
 I bought some burlap flowers at Michael's and they always come in handy!! 
I cut  some leaves from a Sizzix die set
Glued down the leaves, then added the flowers!!
I love using ribbon! 
I had this espresso colored sheer ribbon from
 CTMH and it looked perfect..I did put a little curl in the ribbon ;)

If you look closely, you can see the word "love" that is in the stamp..
 I never noticed it until I stamped it!! 
That just made my day!
 It is so a hidden message you hope the recipient of the card notices, too.
The little blue bird is from a 3D sticker pack I've had a long time!!

I like to mention that the sweet basket weave coffee was a gift from Lisa Burton Bradford 

Well, that's it for me!! 
I hope we have given you some inspiration with our love for Unity stamps!!

Did you arrive here from
Isn't her card amazing!!! WOW!
Next up is...
 Wait until you see what she has made!!
You can start at the beginning of the hop at

Oh, BTW... I'm having a giveaway of 2 Itty Bitty's donated by Bobbie Sue, before she joined our team!! 
There are a few more of us having giveaways too, but, you have to hop and read to see who they are ;) 
The winner from last months hop on my blog is
Dorothy Green!!  
Be sure to leave a comment on every blog post for your chance at winning!!! 
Thanks for hopping along with us! 

See you next month..I'll have another giveaway then too!! 


  1. Two gorgeous cards Robyn! Loving that background on the first one!

  2. Wow, love these cards! The first butterfly is one of my favorites! I love all the dimensions and texture on the second card!

  3. Super creations. Everything is just great!love the colors you chose.

  4. Love love love these, Robyn! The spatter on the butterfly card is so fantastic! I need to remember white spatter for a dark bg! The colors of your second card are my absolute favorite combos! I love that you also found inspiration under clutter!

  5. I think the white splattering looks great on the first card. It's so pretty with the rainbow of colors. And I really love the gorgeous Earthiness of the 2nd card. And the burlap. And the sweet birdie. Awesome sentiment, too!

  6. WOW! I love your backgrounds, the white spatter I too have to remember to use, love those stamps, and finding a hidden message is awesome! Just stunning cards. Thank you for the warm welcome and for your inspiration!

  7. Thanks for the inspiration, your cards are stunning!

  8. I love the background in the first card and the white splatters! Your cards are beautiful! Crystal Evans

  9. two fabulous cards!! Love the first one , beautiful background!!

  10. Awesome designs on
    both cards. Love
    the stamping and
    Carla from Utah

  11. Butterflies are my favorite so I love your cards. The love in the stamp I haven’t noticed before it is a wonderful added bonus. Love the ink blended background in the first card.thanks for sharing

  12. I love butterflies! These cards are stunning! The backgrounds, design... extra embellishments! Wow!

  13. These are so pretty! Love these beautiful butterfly images!

  14. I don't think I have ever stamped onto patterned paper. I really need to give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Robyn, These are all amazing I love seeing your creations even when I don't comment. :-)

  16. What lovely cards... just beautiful!

  17. Robyn, I love the background on your first card and that eyelash ribbon was the perfect touch to finish it off! Your second card is fabulous! Love the mix of ribbons and the sweet bird and, of course, the butterflies! Beautiful!

  18. You know I love your cards and I love the attention to detail and all the little extras that you include sending you hugs

  19. GORGEOUS CARDS! I especially love how the top one you swirled some really beautiful distressed inks! it really looks lovely! I also love that you added the butterfly stamp to it too!

  20. I love the background on your first card and I love all the elements on your second card like the burlap and ribbon etc.

  21. I love your use of the butterfly stamps. I’m working on creating interesting backgrounds.

  22. I especially love the background on your first card.

  23. Both cards are very pretty. I really like those burlap flowers and that little blue bird is way too cute.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Polka Dot Orchard

  24. Both cards are very pretty! Love the background on the first one!

  25. Great cards! The backgrounds are so creative and interesting!

  26. Oh my! I cannot pick a favorite!! Love re love love the colors and the sketches!

    1. PS i often use the clean-up method to find inspiration too! ;)

  27. These are lovely. All the textures found in the second card are wonderful.

  28. Very nice! I like what you've done!

  29. The burlap was a nice touch. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Very nice, really like both the cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

  31. Very pretty cards!!! I love the color and fiber on the first, and the 2nd is also quite lovely! Love your combinations of images on the 2nd card!

  32. Oh my goodness!! These cards are awesome!! Love all thr details...💕

  33. Your creations speak to my heart

  34. Love your card. YES!! Love burlap. The butterflies are so cute flying together.

  35. Amazing cards! The first is so ethereal and such a beautiful design. The second is a perfectly crafted combination of elements and I absolutely love your color combination.

  36. These are two beautiful cards ! I might have a slight preference for the first one though. Love, Marjorie

  37. Beautiful projects. Love the background on the first and the use of burlap on the second.