Friends of Unity Blog Hop - For the Guys!

 Hi everyone! It's time for another Friends of Unity Blog Hop!

The month of June is bursting with things on the go around here - for me, it always seems to fly by so quickly! The weather is usually just right - not too hot, not cold/snowing...things are beginning to green up and... no bugs just yet ;) Sounds just about perfect to me!

It's also crazy busy with activity.... Graduations, name it! YOu also throw Father's Day in there and boom - the month is almost over and we are into FULL ON SUMMER. 

This month for our Blog Hop, my friends and I are focusing on the guys - our cue is Masculine cards - and sometimes... guy cards are tough! (Or is it just me?)  Luckily, Unity has some fun and manly stamps for all the dudes in your life! 

Did you check out Crystal's blog before you arrived? She wows me every month with her designs! If you want to go go back and take a peek ... go HERE! 

Here is what I was busy working on for you! 

My first card was designed with a young guy in mind who is "woodsy" and

 Tierra Jackson's Cuddlebug Moose was perfect for his birthday card! I inked this up and colored him using Copics, and layered him up with some plaid paper and poof. Done - just like that!

 This stamp is well loved, and I use it for guys young and old - they seem to love it!

Next up was this super fun graduation card! Again, I went with something simple
 for this guy - I had a perfect Project Life card that was simply
 layered on my kraft card base. I actually created this base awhile ago
 and it was sitting in my PHD pile (you know...Projects Half Done? ) ;) lol 
 I played a little layering stencils and distress ink from Tim Holtz
. Finally I colored up one of Angie Blom's guys called You Did Good!
 I popped it up and added a few simple embellishments. 

A little fun and flirty card here with Hey Stud! This itty bitty cracked me up and I HAD to have it! 

I laugh a little each time I use it!  This card is as simple as it gets, with some fun patterned paper and a retro vibe! 

Finally, another kraft card and this time - I used a little bit of inspiration from
 fellow blog hopper Crystal - she is the Queen of Kraft and coloring - I would
 love to get that good someday! This design uses a ton of distressing
 with my Tim Holtz inks - oxides including Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick,
Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye... I got it good and grungy and then colored up another
fun set from Tierra called All Cylinders - I used my Copics to add some layers
 of color to this and it's ready to go to a great guy (who is still young at heart!)

Next up is Eileen - she is ready to strut her stuff this month with our cue! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Peace, Love n' Ink



  1. Amazing variety of fabulous cards, Amber!! I adore each of them so much! I think though the Hey Stud card is my fave... bright and beautiful colors with a touch of sass!! Gotta love it!

  2. Awesome collection of masculine cards. Love the layered stamped background on the grad card!!

  3. Great guy cards! The moose really made me smile! So cute, and I love the way you colored the image!

  4. Awesome cards! I'm going to use the "PHD" for my pile too! Love it!! The grad card is my favorite!!

  5. Love all these cards!! But, I'm a muscle car girl, and I'm loving that Mustang!!

  6. Fabulous cards Amber, love that car! Cheers, Glennis

  7. All just fabulous! That moose is so cute & I love the way you colored him. The grad card is awesome and I love the way the sentiment is on the PL card, not solid. Love all the fun layers on the 'stud' card and that car is a classic & it's gorgeous.

  8. Your cards are all just super fun and amazing! I love the moose card with the dark, deep teal plaid paper. It is gorgeous~ your coloring is awesome too. The grad card is so bold and bright and such a great masculine card for a young man. I love the large words! The stud card is hilarious and fun. I love the dot background with his pattern sweater. It is lighthearted and fabulous! I love your last card with the oxide ink and the amazing colors that come through with the splatters. It is so cool and any guy or girl is going to love it!

  9. Love love love! Each card perfect!!

  10. LOVE the cards!!! Especially the moose one!!

  11. Love the guy cards!

  12. Great cards! Love the moose & all cylinders cards! Two of my favorite sets!

  13. Nicely done, Amber! Your cards are very creative.

  14. Fabulous bunch of cards!
    Love the Moose.
    Carla from Arizona

  15. all your cards are fantastic

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  17. Wow you really had fun with these Amber!!! I love the 3rd one, it's so fun and retro!!!

  18. These are all so amazing! The moose is so adorbs. Gorgeous coloring.


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