Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity December 2019

 

Hey there! Welcome back to Robyn's Nest!
This month marks our Friends of Unity Blog Hop's 2nd anniversary!! 
I can't believe how fast the time has flown!!
To help us celebrate Angela and Unity Stamp Co have generously offered up 2 HUGE giveaways for our blog hoppers!!



  Be sure to comment because there are other ladies in the hop having a giveaways, in addition to the 2 large prizes 
Crystal (our fearless leader) asked a few of the ladies from Unity Show n Tell Facebook group to guest design with us this month and they have accepted Yay!! More the merrier!
Thank you for joining us  
Donna Baes ,
 Shannon Edwards
and my friend Jessiac Pickeral 
Welcome ladies!! 

Our cue this month is 
All Is Calm
Fitting for the month of December
I absolutely love making Christmas cards and sending to those who appreciate all the work that goes into making a single card, let alone 60 or more per year.
This is probably one of my favorites!! 
For this card, I stamped the image onto PTI white cardstock. It is very Copic friendly, with no bleeding, or drinking up the ink in the markers!
Using poppy red cardstock as my base, I dug around through my pattern paper for some plaid!
 Plaid just says Christmas to me! #madforplaid
See the top left corner?? I found a pine bough, and a mistletoe branch. I stamped, and colored them, then fussy cut them out to add some dimension to this card...at first, I was going to use the sentiment on the inside, but when I "tested" it out on front, I liked it right there! 
(yes, it barely fit on that die cut)
I added some silver thread from Stampin' Up, and some Prima red flowers~
I also added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the snow, the smoke, and the clouds.
Below is the kit I used and a link to Unity's website so you can check it out for yourself. I have to say, that since I joined Unity's Kit of the Month I have not been disappointed. 
We don't get a preview of the upcoming kit before it is sent, but I know I'll just love it!!
Have you seen the December KOM?? It looks like Unity made that kit just for me!! It's perfect!! 
Monday December 9th thru Friday the 13th starts
my Growing in Unity week
I'll admit, I am terrified!
 I won't have techniques, or anything fancy, but I will share an array of cards, not just Christmas
 I really hope you join me and comment, because I'll be drawing 2 winners for a grab bag of stamps from Unity just for commenting on my week..

We would love for you to start from the beginning of this hop over at 
Crystal Minkler's Blog <<< here's the link
I hope you arrived here from 

and next after me is

 Guest Designer, Donna Baes 
Link below


 I want to thank you all for coming to my blog, and supporting us at Friends of Unity
You mean the world to us!! 

Inky Hugs, Robyn 


 Friends, please know that our hops are not sponsored. (Although, we know Unity Stamp Co. lovingly approves) Because your support is so valuable and so appreciated, prizes are given from the creators own private stash of Unity stamps.











77 comments:

  1. Thanks for the warm welcome. I adore your cozy cabin and your mistletoe accent.

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    1. Thank you for joining us and helping us celebrate 2 years strong!

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  2. I love how you colored this cabin image and then set off the colors with the card base and background paper. It really makes the cabin pop! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks, Meg
      I wish you could see the card. The windows are in colored in yellows but it can't be seen from any angle I tried. BOO

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  3. Your card is beautiful! And thank you for having the opportunity to win one of these wonderful packages!

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  4. What a beautiful card! I love cabins in the snow! Wish it would really snow here, but probably not. I live in South Georgia. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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    1. I love cabins in the snow, too!
      It does snow up here in North East Georgia, so come on up! It's beautiful in the mountains!!
      Merry Christmas to you, and your family!

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  5. Congrats on two amazing
    years! You know I love
    your creations and this
    card is perfect for the
    season. Thank you so much
    for the fabulous goodies
    you sent me! Can't wait
    for your Unity Week.
    Merry Christmas!
    Carla from Utah

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    1. Thank you, Carla!
      I'm glad your Commenting prize arrived.
      Sorry for the delay.
      Thanks for the encouragement for next week (((HUGS))) I need it MUAH

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  6. I love your sweet cozy cabin on the red tartan paper. So pretty!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a blessed Christmas!!

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    1. ***Googling, tartan paper***
      Is that what this pattern is, Dorothy? I need to better educate myself. Gah, I don't like making that mistake...
      Thanks for 2 years of support!!

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  7. Stunning! I always love your projects

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  8. Gorgeous card, Robyn! I love plaid for Christmas too! I think I may just have to CASE this card... if you don't mind, of course! Thank you for being a huge support to me and the team... always so encouraging! I appreciate you so much, my friend!

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    1. CASE away my friend!!
      Lord knows I've CASE'd yours enough, lol
      Thank you, Crystal! You have been such an amazing, positive friend in my life, and I appreciate you, too! #sistersofthestamp

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  9. What a pretty card! I love the plaid you added - it makes is so warm and cozy looking!

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  10. I loved that cabin as soon as I saw it and I have yet to ink it up! You have inspired me!

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  11. Such a pretty card , love the sentiment on that banner!
    Looking forward to your GIU week, I'm the week after!! Exciting!!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra!!
      I'm nervous, TBH
      Looking forward to your week, though LOL
      It's easier to be the commenter, I think

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  12. You did an amazing job and can't wait to see your week. Mine is coming up in June

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    1. Thank you, Busy :)
      Good luck on your week in June! I've had over a year to plan this, and I'm still not ready

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  13. Love everything about this card! Love the plaid in the background!! Gorgeous!

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  14. This cabin is amazing. I think I want to go and live there... Well at least take a short vacay. The plaid paper is perfect with it!

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  15. This is such a pretty Christmas card- love the greenery you added and fussy cut : ) Yes, the plaid is a great Christmas look! Beautifully done! Congrats on your blog group hop having it's 2nd Anniversary!

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  16. Pretty details on your card! love this winter scene!

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  17. I love this cabin and hope one day Unity will make it a separate set for us. I love how you have the colors behind your scene makes the card so bright and pretty

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  18. Christmas plaid equals calm and cozy. Great cards

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  19. Cozy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  20. I love the bit of mistletoe and berries you added and of course that plaid! Beautiful card!

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  21. I love the classic cozy Christmas feel to your card. 💕 Plaid is a holiday staple in our home. Best of luck with your GIU week! You’ve got this.

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  22. I love your card. Kind of reminds me where I live. Its a very nice sentiment on there from somebody who's far away from home at Christmas.

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  23. Yours is such a cute, cozy card!

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  24. Home is where I want to be for Christmas!! Your card is so pretty and so warm and inviting. I love it!!

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  25. This is just beautiful and very cozy, calm & homey. Looking forward to your week of inspiration...

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  26. Robyn, I love your little cabin card. That's such an awesome kit. I look forward to making lots of Christmas cards with it next year!

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  27. This is such a beautiful card. Your cabin gives me such a warm and cozy feel. Plaid screams Christmas for me as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love it, the cabin is perfect and all the added elements create a perfect card, I love adding twine and thread bows to things.

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    1. I think it's just too naked without all the bows, and ribbon..sequins, and Nuvo drops, and glitter!! I love embellishing all my cards. I have no stopping point lol

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  29. I love your card, I may have to case this.

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  30. Lovely card, just where I want to be

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  31. Your card is so bright and crisp and festive. I love the image and patterned paper as the background. The mistletoe gives it dimension. I love the sentiment, it hints of a snowglobe to me with being a snowglobe. I love this card!

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  32. Gorgeous card. Yes, plaid says Christmas! Excited about the hop!

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  33. Love your card and the plaid is perfect with that cute cabin! Looking forward to seeing what else you create during you GIU week!

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  34. Thanks for sharing this charming rustic scene!

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  35. My first thought when I saw your card was, "Yes...that plaid just says Christmas to me". The cabin image is so welcoming and festive!

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  36. Well, you nailed it! My colors, my style and very peaceful!

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  37. Just a stunning card, my friend! I'm mad for plaid too and that screams Christmas. Love that cabin, your design, and all the details. Thanks for the tip on PTI cardstock. I'll have to try it for copic coloring. I usually use it for card bases. Thank you for your continued inspiration, for including me in your group, and for your friendship! You are amazing! Congratulations on 2yrs! Happy Holidays!

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  38. FRIEND!! I want to be in that cabin in the woods (crafting, of course!) I love all the inspiration you have given me over these 2 years! Thank you for loving Unity and sharing your love with us!

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  39. Love this card! Your layout and coloring really bring out a country Christmas feeling

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  40. Jeanie, this is a beauty! Love it and its rustic feel! Happy Anniversary to us!

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  41. Great snow scene! Clever idea to put mistletoe on front.

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  42. The cabin is wonderful, with the plaid to accent and then the mistletoe embellishment. Merry, happy, cozy Christmas. Can I come for a visit?

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  43. What a beautiful cabin. I really like the plaid designer paper. Wonderful!!

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  44. Loving your cabin in the woods. So inviting!!

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  45. Great use of that image and sentiment. I look forward to your GIU week and know you will do great. Enjoy it.

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  46. I love that cabin stamp and your card is inspiring.

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  47. so adorable...and love the plaid split on the card base...

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  48. Sweet! I have this kit and can totally copy your card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  49. The plaid background goes so perfectly with that cozy little cabin and I love that little bit of greenery that you added

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  50. I just love that image!!! I'm waiting for that kit to arrive so I can start on next year's Christmas cards! Love the red and the plaid with it, and the extra touch with the greenery. Definitely feeling the calm! :)

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  51. Love your card and the serene snowy scene, Robyn!

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  52. Very nicely done! & congratulations to Unity on their two years of blog hops!

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