Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friends of Unity~ November is Strength

Hey there, what's brewin'?? 
Welcome back to this months Hop!
Our girl Dawn suggested the cue for this month,
I think that most of Unity's sentiments are about 
strength and encouragement, it it was an easy choice for me, 
to pick the newest member of the Angie's Girl family 💖 
I used Emerson Girl
  She's on sale right now for only $10.00!! 
Emerson Girl

As you've figured out by now, I'm a huge coffee fan!!
So, I went with  a Not So serious take on "strength"
Without coffee in the mornings, I really do feel like a slug!
So for me, coffee inspires strength 
My friend Java Joanne from Stampin' Funn on FB sent me a stamp that says
"Be strong, I whisper to my coffee"  LOL ;) 
Here's her
Link to Stampin' Funn  
Ok, enough chit chat from me. Onto this card

I started out with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of dark gray cardstock
I stamped it with the new Brutus Monroe Hit The Brick 
background stamp 
 using Versafine, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder
I love the result so much!
I paper pieced Emerson's outfit, and colored her face and hair with Copics
The sign "came to me" while loading the dishwasher~LOL.
So, I decided to cut out the words on the sentiment to add to the sign.
I love the "grunge" feel of this card
The "Coffee" word die is from CAS-ual Friday's .
I had no idea where this card was, after many, many messages between me, and Eileen, I ended up using a cranberry colored card base, and matted the gray onto black. 
I cut a scalloped circle, then assembled the card.. 
I hope you like this months card!!

Did you arrive here from
We are so glad she back this month!! 

Up next is

You can start at the beginning, 

>>HERE at Crystal's Blog<<<

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 We are NOT sponsored by Unity Stamp Co., but they approve our hop. We are huge fans of the company, their products, the owners and staff, and the Unity Show and Tell community, which is why this hop was started.
Who will it be this month?? 

Until next month!!

Inky Hugs!!!


  1. I love how you created this beautiful card, Robyn!! The background!! The sign!! I love how you did each word!! Your coloring of Emerson Girl!! Her paper pieced outfit! Alllll Just fabulous.

  2. Looks fabulous!
    Love the white
    embossed brick
    Carla from Utah

  3. I just love that little sign!!! Off the hook cool! And Emersons jacket.,.i need one!

  4. Oh, I so agree about coffee!! lol Your card is
    so wonderful and creative. Love the paper piecing, the brick BG and the fun signage.

  5. Another coffee lover here! Love your card - may have to add her to my wishlist!!

  6. Just keeps getting better and better. I'm also a huge fan of coffee and coffee stamps. I do a lot of paper piercing. Adds so much to a card. Beautiful creation thanks for sharing.

  7. Love everything about this card!!! ♥️♥️♥️

  8. Just an amazing card, Robyn. I'm a slug without coffee too. lol. I love the brick background and I'm SO going to CAS that idea, it's marvelous. And Emerson girl looks amazing, great coloring and paper piecing. I don't have patience for that yet, but I'm going to try someday. And that sentiment and sign go perfectly. Thanks for having me in your group, you all are so inspirational to me! Great job!

  9. I LOVE this image. Such gorgeous coloring and I love the brick background! WOW!!!!

  10. Love this card and your sign! Also got a chuckle from the sentiment you cited above!

  11. Great card I love the bricks. I'm not a coffee drinker but I grab my diet pepsi to get that kick of caffeine. Thanks for sharing 😊

  12. I like how you used so much gray on your card. It really made the other colors stand out very well!

  13. I love, love, love this card! I love when people use this image with a more edgy look!

  14. You know I absolutely love your card, Robyn! The background is fabulous paired with Emerson Girl and your idea to add the sentiment to the sign... perfection!! Love love love!!

  15. Awesome card! I love it (and coffee, too)!

  16. Great card. I really like the background.

  17. Such a pretty card! I love all the Angie Girls. Pam Foy

  18. Nice card and I like how you cut the words to put in the sign. I think we all get inspiration at the strangest times, lol.

  19. Robyn, I absolutely love this card! Everything goes together perfectly! I want her's fabulous!

  20. Wow! That's a great theme this month!!!
    Love the gorgeous colors and the sentiment of your card!

  21. Your colors simply rock on this card. The layout is great too, the background is a perfect fit!

  22. I am blown away with what you did with the brick back ground on this one. The little easel you used to frame your sentiment scores and is perfect for this layout and give it a very modern big city feel. Great job!

  23. This card is super cool. I love the brick background with the graphic circle. Maybe an aerial view of a coffee cup! Can't wait to try something like this.

  24. I love tea- so will imagine it in the cup : ) Your card is wonderful, loving the backdrop and the paper piecing- perfect. Great and fun card : ) I love Unity as well!

  25. Beautiful card <3 Great idea to use embossing powder to make the bricks!

  26. Love your take on Strengh. I never thought of embossing the Brutus Monroe bricks! Great card!

  27. Such a wonderful and striking card! Gorgeous design and coloring.

  28. Great card! The sign is absolutely brilliant! I love how you put the sentiment on it! And the colors are fantastic too!

  29. Love the Emerson Girl image! Awesome card!