Thursday, March 6, 2014

Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop



Happy Friday!!  Welcome to Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop - Celebrating Friendship!  Once again, I'm so honoured to be invited to join Julie and friends in this Blog Hop celebration. I'm sure you came by from Paula's blog, but if you didn't, you might want to start from the beginning, i.e. Julie's blog.

I met Julie through Unity FWF, and I am always inspired by her posts.  I love to read about her beautiful dogs, her cool motorbikes, check out her gorgeous cards and also her work with the aged folks.  It strikes a chord with me, as my father suffers from Alzheimers and I know Julie understands the challenges my family faces.

We also share a common love for Unity stamps, so today, I'm sharing a few Unity creations.  As you hop along with us, please make sure you leave a comment on each of the blogs because Julie has organised some fabulous prizes hidden in the blogs.  The prizes include the following:


2 $10 gift certificates from Unity Stamp Company (donated by Unity!)
3 sets of winner's choosing from The Cutting Cafe (donated by Regina Easter)
A ribbon bundle from 3 Girl JAM
Timeless Twine -- Rainbow Party Pack
Close To My Heart Stamp Set
Close To My Heart Stamp Set
$15 Pinque Peacock gift certificate (donated by Jessica Shelton-Buffa)
Embossing folders (2)
 2 $25 Gift certificates for My Scrap Chick store (donated by My Scrap Chick)
Websters' Pages 6x6 Sweet Notes pad, an embellishment pand and a Websters Pages Stamp set, plus a Unity Cloud background stamp -- donated by Lucy Evans

Here's my first card:

I used the Sentiment kit by Lisa Arana, Everything Wonderful.  Indeed, I thank God for online crafty friends like you, for there was a point in my life where you made a difference, with your sweet words of encouragement, they made life a little easier to bear.

Next, I have to share one of my favourite stamp sets ever.  It's pretty obvious that I love Phyllis Harris stamps and here's an old favourite, Your Wings Exist.

No sentiment on the front of the card, so the image takes centre stage.

I hope you like the cards.  Don't forget to leave a comment and be sure to stop by all the blog participants.  Your next stop is Erin & Ruth's blog.

Thank you for visiting me.
Kary

59 comments:

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Maxine D said...

Kary this is gorgeous - love both of the cards, but the second one really appeals as you have used one of my favourite colour combinations.
Blessings to you my friend.
Maxine

Kate said...

Great cards :) I am totally in love with the second one that image is so sweet.
Kate xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

An instant smile!

Tracy said...

Gorrrgeous cards both of them...adore the second one..love that stamp!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxoxox

ursula Uphof said...

Love your cards Kary, I would find it difficult to choose one. Thanks for sharing. Ursula xxx

Kris said...

Beautiful cards Kary. Love the sentiment focal point in the first one and your choice of die cuts in the second is just fabulous.

Chris said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! I have always loved that little girl stamp and I see it everywhere now!! Might just need to find it's way into my own collection!!

Dr. Ivy said...

Kary, your cards are so beautiful. I always love seeing your creations. Have a great weekend.

Corrie Wagner said...

Beautiful I love your cards as always

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Your Wings Exist is one of my favorite TH images... I LOVE how you colored it! very pretty layering

Gaylynn said...

These are gorgeous Kary. More amazing work from you this week. So refreshing!! :)

Cynthia said...

Both projects are fabulous, Kary. Love the colors and floral accent on the first. Fabulous coloring of the PH image and bow embellie on the second.

FeistyCrafter said...

Both cards are fabulous!! My favorite is the first. Love the colors and the sentiment is perfect for Julie's blog hop!

Iris said...

Sweet cards - love the image on the second one.
isoscia at aol dot com

Angeline Choo said...

What more can I say Kary, but... WOW! :)

Great to be hopping with you today.

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

absolutely love the cards!! Beautiful coloring on the Phyllis Harris image!

Terri Burson said...

Kary you are so talented! Saw that 2nd one in show n tell. Stunning!

Regina Easter said...

ackkkkkkkkkkk both cards are so awesome

jkstiles77 said...

Both cards are so beautiful ... love the image used in the second card!

KristyLee said...

wow both are awesome! I love all of your die cuts too! I found you through Unity's Friends with Flair.
Peace,
KristyLee

Ruby said...

Kary Stunning work once again. The cards are beautiful. Fun hops today.

Dawn Fields said...

Beautiful cards!

Donna K said...

So happy to be hopping with you this weekend, Kary! I absolutely love your work, your cards are always so lovely and well thought. Have a fabulous weekend!

Creative M said...

Both are GORGEOUS!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Lindsey said...

These are both beautiful, Kary! I love how you took one of Lisa's sentiments and built your card around it. And I still think the PH stamps were made with you in mind. ;)

by belle said...

Both are fantastic!!!

Julie Odil said...

Kary, you have done it again. You pull at my heartstrings with your words and your art. Both your cards are fantastic! I love the dies you used on them -- the ones on that second card are so ornate! Thank you so, so much for being a part of this hop. I treasure our many connections.

joetterer said...

I love the flowers on the first one & the pretty pastel tones of the second!

Beejay said...

Great cards! I am big PH fan so I love that image. Great colors!

Lucy said...

Both cards are so pretty, Kary! Of course I love anything with flowers and those Phy Harris stamps are so fun to color!!

Sue D said...

Love your amazing cards!

Rachel said...

kary, these are beautiful cards. love the bold colors in the top one
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

bearsmother said...

I love those little girls with their hair blowing in the wind. The first card is so pretty with all of the flowers (on the paper and as embellishments). Great projects.

joybear said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors you used!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the flowers and the sentiment on the first card.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Both these cards are fantastic! You completely rock the PH images, girl!

Christine Ang said...

The sentiment on the first card stands out against a floral background. Pretty.

Gwen said...

Love your cards, Kary! So appreciate getting to know YOU through Unity, too!

Crystal said...

Absolutely stunning cards! I love the colors in the first one and those pretty frames in the second!

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT cards, Kary! I LOVED the 2nd one so much, I went to Unity and ordered the stamp before commenting on your creations. :) There is just something about that image that tugs at my heart. Thanks for sharing...and for the inspiration!!!

Danie May said...

Kary both your cards are gorgeous I really love the wonderful colors and the way your flowers border your sentiment of your first card. xx

Sheri Marek said...

One of my favorite PH stamps ... so beautiful. Enjoyed your cards!

Amy C. said...

How beautiful! The flowers on the first card are so lovely and I like the added clothespin!

Rebecca Daniels said...

AS USUAL…your projects just blow me away! Befriending you over through Unity and JULIE has helped me become a better water-color-er.! I so wish to have your skills!

Pat K said...

your cards are so charming

PollyZas said...

Hi Kary, I love both of your cards! Gorgous!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful cards! Love the mix of flowers and that Phyllis Harris girl is awesome!

JPScraps said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards!!

ScrapYourWorld said...

oh my what STUNNING work on both of these cards. The first one with those lovely flower centerpieces, and the other lovely stamp from Unity!! just Gorgeous!
Paula
faithful2god_2000@yahoo.com

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You showcases the sentiment beautifully in the first card, as well as matching the paper flowers to the designer paper. Card 2 is another well done PH card.

RachelA said...

Oh! That first one gives me a warm fuzzy feeling! :-)

Corrie said...

Love these cards, I am honoured to be in the hop with you

Wendy Roshto said...

Really love your work! Beautiful! Thanks.

centralNYscrapper said...

Amazing cards. I'm glad I don't have to choose a favorite because that would be impossible.

Miwa said...

GORGEOUS cards - don't you get tired of me telling you how each and every one of your creations is amazing? I look forward to seeing your craftiness every week. :)

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! That Phyllis Harris design is one of my favorites! You colored her beautifully!

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

WOW, these cards are simply stunning Kary!!! Don't you just LOVE Unity sentiment kits, Phyllis Harris, and just all of their stamps?!!! I'm so glad to have "met" you my dear!!

WhoMom said...

Such fabulous cards! The first is nice but the second one makes my day!