Saturday, December 7, 2019

Friends of Unity Blog Hop Celebrating 2 Years December




All is Calm

Winner winner turkey dinner! Janeen who said, "how cute to have a removable turkey." is my winner for commenting last month. Message me with your mailing address and I will get your prize out asap. Read on to see how you can win next month!

Thank you so much for hopping and helping us celebrate 2 years! Unity Stamp Company is giving away 2 huge prize packages and there are additional giveaways along the way too. To be eligible to win any of them, all you have to do is hop and comment on ALL of the FOU blogs.

The que this month is All is Calm but for some reason All is Cozy kept creeping into my head. So.. Coziness was my inspiration for my cards. Being able to cozy up is pretty much what gets me through winter.. well... besides crafting.

For my 1st card I used A "Bowl" Lotta Love and filled them with coffee by paper piecing it all together. Background/grounding stamp is Ikat Love. Sentiment is from Snowman To Go. I could argue that coffee makes me calm? Maybe.. well it does make me sane anyways. lol. Tenia Nelson was an inspiration to me for the creation of this card. Love love her style. My favorite part of this card is the glitter added to the spoon to look like sugar.


Kit of the Month by Angie Blom, Oct 2018 paired with Brutus Monroe's Barn Wall. My idea here was to create a rustic feel. I wanted the image to look like it was painted right onto the wood. Tim Holtz distress ink in Walnut Stain make the edges look more rustic and defined. Prisma colored pencils were great to use on the kraft paper. The vision is almost what I had in my head...almost. I'm ok with it. Sometimes you just gotta try. Sometimes you just stay calm and go with it. 



My last card does really bring a sense of peace and calmness. Here we go again with the kraft paper. It just feels so warm to me I can't help but use it. Distress ink is all over the place here. This Simply Lovely Birdie is totally an overlooked stamp! It is an amazing work of art by Tierra Jackson. The die used is Gina Marie. Again I colored with Prisma pencils.

Have you ever wondered why people set up bird feeders and love to just watch them? When I was younger I thought...that stuff is for old people. yeah... I just said that. Well,... I guess I'm old now because I have a bird feeder set up and I love to watch chickadee's, cardinals and other birds visit. They only stop for a moment and then in a flash they are gone. I'm left with a feeling of gratitude after one of these lovelies pays me a visit. So tell me... do you have a feeder set up?



I hope you enjoyed viewing my simple Calm Cozy cards! Keep hopping and I wish you much luck with winning. Merry Christmas! God Bless you!



you arrived here from Amber
You are here- Jeanie
next up- Dawn F

66 comments:

  1. That coffee card makes me feel all warm and caffeinated inside! I want to layer cards like you when I grow up!

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  2. All of your cards are amazing! I love all of them! The rustic look of the tree and the chickadees is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!

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  3. I love all of your cards especially the birds! Thank you for having the opportunity to win these wonderful packages!

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  4. Your cards are simply beautiful! Merry Christmas.

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  5. Lovely work on
    your cards. The
    bird is gorgeous!
    Congrats on two
    years and Merry
    Christmas.
    Carla from Utah

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  6. Lovely cards Jeanie! I love the cozy coffee card ( yum) , the vintage snow gear card and the sweet chickadee ( I bought the companion set All good things birdie... but may have to get this one too). Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. Coffee and kraft cards...so beautiful, Jeanie!! I love the glittery sugar on the coffee card... the perfect touch! And kraft is my jam... you're so right kraft paper brings a warmth to your cards!! Love them! Thank you for being such a creative inspiration for the team the last two years! You are a cardmaking rock star!!

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  8. Two beautiful cards!!
    Love them both!!

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  9. Your cards are absolutely amazing this month..WOW...way to go. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Cute cards -- I LOVE those bird cards, they're sooooo beautiful! Love the plaid you added to them - perfect touch!

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  11. All 3 of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Your cards are all amazing, love the card with the birds, so cute!!!

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  13. Your cards are lovely, but my favourites are the birds

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  14. Your cards a very "warming"...love them! I like watching birds too (:

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  15. Wonderful cards! I so love your first scene with the glitter on the spoon that looks like sugar : ) Gott love Kraft cardstock, and so love the plaid, and the birds!!! Congrats on your blog group hop having it's 2nd Anniversary!

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  16. Awesome cards! I really love those coffee images!

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  17. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. Especially Love the glitter on the spoon.

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  18. I love your little birds they are so darn cute. I feed my hummingbirds all summer waiting for them to come and hating for them to go

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  19. Cozy coffee and darling birds! Great cards

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  20. Beautiful selection of cards, thank you for sharing your talent

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  21. These have such a beautiful earthy vibe! I love that lil bird <3

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  22. These bare wonderful. I love the last one with the birds. I’ve always had an old soul and enjoyed watching and feeding them at my Grandma’s house. We love feeding them at our own hone now too. The details on the cozy coffee card are super fun. The paper piecing and glitter really give it an extra touch.

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  23. Such nice cards.I like the sugar spoon glitter touch. I watch the birds at my feeders too. It makes winter a little more pleasant.

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  24. I love the bird cards. :) So cute.

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  25. All 3 of your cards are so pretty. The first one in the kitchen reminds me of my Nana because she loved being in the kitchen especially at Christmas time. Your bird card looks so real that they could all just fly away!!

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  26. LOL Guess I am older than the hills then, because not only do I have a bird feeder, I have three! And I can see them from my craft room window. I am a birdie nut/addict!! lol I look for them everywhere I go. I love the warm Earthiness of your pretty cards. And guess which one is my fave?? haha

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  27. I love all of your cards so much! All 3 are wonderful and give such a sense of coziness especially your bird card. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  28. I'm old too then as I do feed the birds. All the cards are lovely but those birds really capture my heart!

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  29. All 3 are wonderful, love the coffee and I do think that when I sit down with a cup after dinner it is my calming time, the chickadees are always my favorite bird and the wood graining on the rustic wall is wonderful... I have so much to learn, thanks for the lesson.

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  30. Wow, the coffee, the birds, well all of them are stunning. Love seeing your cards

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  31. I love all three cards and the layouts you create. They are all awesome. I love the card with the kraft paper and wood background. The patterned paper is amazing too. The touch of white on the images adds so much character too. I can't wait to try this!

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  32. All are pretty cards. When I saw the coffee one it totally read calm to me! The birds are so cute and I really like the plaid under with the angled die cut. I too must be 'old' because I am a bird watcher as well - 2 hummingbird feeders at our house!

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  33. Love the minimal palette on all these charming cards, my fave are the sweet birds.

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  34. OMG! The birds are stunning! I LOVE your rustic colors!

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  35. Haha, I had to laugh at your "old people" comment about bird feeders because that's exactly how I used to think. And yes, now we have TWO bird feeders and I love watching them come every day. Your cards are so beautiful, with the coffee paper-pieced one being my favorite.

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  36. You have great depth to your cards. They are so sweet and peaceful!

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  37. Love the chickadees. They are my favorites and they look perfect with the plaid.

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  38. Amazing cards, my friend! I love the "coziness" of your cards. Great designs, patterns, and details. That barn wall is amazing. I don't have a bird feeder, but I have a bird bath. And I do the same...I'll watch birds stop for a moment and feel gratitude that they stopped by and touched my soul. Just wonderful cards. Thank you for the inspiration! Congratulations on 2yrs! Happy Holidays!

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  39. I LOVE RUSTIC !!! Did I ever tell you that?! They are my favorite - and I love what you created this month! Those little birds are so sweet!

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  40. The birds on the kraft cardstock look like one of my husbands paintings. Its absolutely gorgeous!

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  41. Jeanie, these are fabulous! I love how you used Ikat love on the first one...amazing! I love your design on the second card! Those plaid papers go perfectly with those birds. Beautifully done! Happy Anniversary to us!

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  42. The birds are my favorite, so cute!

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  43. Live the Warm and Cozy, it helps me imagine it more. We’re warm, but not so cozy because it’s too hot for Christmas. Thanks for the memories.

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  44. Warm and cozy indeed!! Definitely! They are lovely. I really like the birds too. Nice!

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  45. Lovely work on all 3! Love your color combos and how you used some (difficult for me) stamps.

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  46. Your cards are all so very nice, but the birds speak to me. Love them.

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  47. Beautiful!! The chickadee is my favorite because I got my love of birdwatching from my Mom and Grandma.

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  48. All those cards really do have a cozy feel. I would have a bird feeder, but then it would draw them to the barn cats that stay around the house and that really wouldn't be fair to the birds, lol.

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  49. Great card ideas, I will be using them as inspiration soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  50. the birds are my favourite...really nice!

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  51. I love the chickadee card and also the die that you used.

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  52. Coffee cards are my favorite, but I love your style for all of them. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Wow, do I love that coffee card! The colors you used really make the design stand out. I also LOVE those sweet little birds on kraft.

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  54. I really like the vintage vibe on your bird cards!

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  55. I just love your style. Those bird cards are to die for. I had to save to case later!

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  56. Love your creativity, Jeanie... you cards are so cute!

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

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