Saturday, January 2, 2021

Friends of Unity January 2021

Hey there!!! Welcome to Robyn's Nest!!
Happy New Year!!! 

It's time again for our once a month blog hop, celebrating our love of Unity Stamp Company!!
First thing I want to do is announce the winners of last months giveaway
Wilma DeG

Another great card! I really love the added ribbon on the stem... the perfect touch! (And here's another stamp for my wishlist! LOL)

Carol Wortman

Cheers to you on this wonderful Anniversary... many more. I love how you colored this glass. The pen sparkle looks very realistic. Oooo and bubbles make a party! The bow and sentiment add that perfect pop. Love this card. This was fun again... Merry Christmas!! 

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 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.

For this month the cue is 
Black & White
I love B&W with a pop of color somewhere, but this one was all B&W...a challenge for me!
I feel like I cheated in some way, because this was too easy...
I chose to heat emboss.
I used Brutus Monroe ink and embossing powder.
I really love their powder, and ink
I started with Angie's Tree~ below is a link
I stamped in Versafine clear ink, then heat embossed it with black powder
I stamped the sentiment on vellum, and also heat embossed it (be sure to let this dry before you trim)
See those sweet hearts hanging from the tree?
I wanted to color bad...I'm glad I left them alone!!
I had the Thank You die cut in my stash, as well as a line of crows, so I cut one out and added him
 (no idea why I did this)

For my second card I had to make something "coffee" because, well, it's my thing
 (along with vintage campers)
My absolute favorite stamp from Unity is 
Dream of Being
It's always the perfect stamp for me.
Link below 

Oh this card!!
I had it all assembled, right? 
I went to glue it all down, and on a whim, I put the sentiment (with glue on it) at the top
OMGeeee what did I do?? Too late now, I was stuck or it was, rather.
So here I am wanting to remove it, but it won't come off, so I embraced it.
Added a bow to the bottom, and called it finished.
It turned out ok.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop this month
Please be sure to start at the beginning of this hop over on Crystal's blog
Here's a link to get you started





  1. I loved them both. I would have never thought to use that girl stamp that way, but it is beautiful.

  2. Beautiful designs, black and white is so elegant! I'll have to try a frame like that with one of those lovely ladies, it's so charming (it brings to mind those cameo lockets).

  3. These are both great cards, thanks for sharing the process....sometimes the struggle is real!!! Ink that tree up and color those hearts in now! Do it for your own peace, and mine! :) But I am glad that you abstained for this challenge! Happy New Year!

  4. Lovely cards. I always love your cards!

  5. Nice cards. I think your oops sentiment placement looks just fine!

    Linda Abel

  6. Beautiful cards, Robyn! Love your slimline... so pretty! Your Dream of Being card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so inspired... I love her in black and white! Perfection!

  7. Two quite different cards but both are quite amazing - I love them

  8. Love, love, love the 2nd card and having her embossed in white on the pretty black oval. And the bow w/flower is just so pretty. I love it. And I also love slimlines and birdies, too. Great job, my friend.

  9. Both cards are so lovely! Only you know of those happy accidents! They both are beautiful thought out designs! Thanks for inspiring us!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

  10. Amazing job on Dream of Being!!

  11. Lovely cards
    and I love
    the last one!
    So pretty in
    the black.
    Happy New Year.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Beautiful designs for your b&w cards! Love the pretty images you used!

  13. Stunning cards! Now I want to get the Angie’s tree stamp set!

  14. I love them both but the Angie Girl really caught my interest! Thanks for the ideas!!

  15. Great cards! It always tweaks me when I have a plan in my head and my fingers don't follow along - nice save!

  16. Wow, I would never have thought to heat emboss on black for that second card but it looks amazing! Love the bow and sentiment too.

  17. I love both of your cards. Dream of Being is so dramatic stamped in white on black. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Love both of these! I struggle with black and white as well...I just love color and it's hard to not add it. (I would have wanted to color those heart, too!)

  19. These are both beautiful Robyn! I messed up a card recently, too. I almost scrapped it, but I came up with something. There is always something to cover those boo boo's.

  20. Love the thank you slimline card - that tree is a favorite for me, and it's just beautiful in nothing but black and while. The cameo image of the girl with her coffee is gorgeous. I think the accidental placement of the sentiment is actually perfect!

  21. Both are beautiful cards! The black and white is very striking.

  22. I love the slimline tree card so much and the girl drinking coffee is absolutely amazing. The fine lines in white on black gives me a feeling of warmth and introspection. And I love a cup of coffee anytime!

  23. Lovely cards! Black and white is one of my favorite combos.

  24. AWWWWWWWW your cards are just so precious! I would have to agree doing just a black and white only card would really be very hard! I am one that really loves to add a lot of color to mine too!

  25. Beautiful cards. Love the stamps you chose and great designs. Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year, sweet friend!

  26. Both of your cards are very pretty! There is such an elegance to to these cards! It would be hard for me to choose a favorite. Thank you also for explaining your process. I hate when you have a plan and Oops, that's not what I wanted to do and you can't change it. That happened to me the other day. Love the ribbon at the bottom.

  27. Such pretty cards you created in black and white. These came out great.

  28. These are both beautiful! I love the elegance with the oval die cut and beautiful girl!

  29. The tree is beautiful! I think the Angels guide your hands because your admitted oopsies are always beautiful! I think she would be a lovely locket, especially love her simple elegant Embossing and think the black and white really works! Happy New Year!

    1. And now EEEEEEK... congrats to all winners and beyond excited to see my name here. Thank you Ms.Robyn!! 💖💖💖💖💖💖

  30. You picked 2 of my favorite images for this black and white themed hop. I like what you did with both and think the sentiment on the second card works well with where it was "placed".

  31. These are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the coffee one!

  32. Stamping the design in black and white really showcases the stamps and makes an impact. Love these both!