Friends of Unity Blog Hop - Winnie the Pooh!

 Hi friends! The weekend has arrived - and not just any weekend, my favorite one of all - the Friends 
of Unity Blog Hop is back!
February was a whirlwind, and it usually is, because it's a such a short month. 
But it's special for a couple reasons - I have a birthday in Feb and while getting older doesn't thrill 
me, I am so grateful for all the well wishes and greetings I get (and the CARDS!) They make this crafty girl's heart so happy!
 Last month was also special because I was invited to be a Design Team member for Unity 
and THAT seriously was a bucket list event. I can't begin to explain what an honor this is 
so you will be seeing alot of inspo from me! EEEeeek! 

This month for our Hop, we decided to showcase Unity's Winnie the Pooh stamps!
When these came out, alot of us stampers were over the moon. Pooh and his pals are SO fun to ink up and color, and Unity has a fun variety of images and sentiments to play with. 

Crystal kicked things off over on her Blog - to go back and check out her inspiration, you can 
go HERE.

Here is what I was busy playing with! 

I just LOVE the sepia tones on a card, and this was inspired by a design by Julissa Sargo.
I just loved how she made an incredible card without fully coloring the image.
And this solid full size stamp called Making Memories With Pooh Bear is just perfect for a simple design like this!
I stamped the image with Versafine black Ink on ivory cardstock and used my blending 
brushes to add a bit of depth around the outside edges with Tim Holtz
 distress inks in Old Paper, Vintage Photo and Tea Dye and  little bit of water "flicking"
 with an aqua pen. (*Note - this is NOT watercolor paper, it is just regular cardstock - so you have to use a light hand or the paper will be ruined).  I also added just a wee bit of white craft ink shadowing 
around Pooh and Christopher Robin. Finally,  there's a bit of linen thread and
 the cutest wooden button. Everything is popped up on a kraft cardstock base to finish this card off. 

Next up is the SWEETEST combination of Pooh stamps - the image from Pooh Just Knew
 is one of my favourites - I inked this up and colored it with Copics 
and fussy cut it.  I wanted to create a sweet little scene so I embossed 
the blue cardstock with a folder from Taylored Expressions.
 I used a sponge to soften it up and add tiniest bit of white craft ink swiped across
 those  raised clouds. Next I used a stitched cloud  die from Paper Rose and stamped the 
sentiment from another Unity stamp set called An Ungloomy Day. I just love how this card turned out. 

I hope you check out all of the stops along our Winnie the Pooh hop this month - my friends and I love playing with our Unity stamps to inspire you to create. I get so much inspiration from them and all of you when you share what you create! So please keep showing off those cards! 

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to let me know you were here!

Next on the hop is my amazingly talented friend Bobbie Sue! Please do check out her blog HERE. 

Peace, Love n Ink 



  1. Congratulations Amber on joining the design team for Unity! You are super talented and I am always excited to see your creations.That's fantasic news! I love your Pooh cards. My favorite is the sepia card. It is absolutely stunning. the embossing folder on the balloon card adds so much character and dimension. Congrats again Amber!

  2. Cute cards! The bridge scene is my favorite - our granddaughter and I like to play Pooh sticks on the bridge at the park next door.

  3. Awwwe. Unity will be happy to have you, they have such a marvelous group of talent in their inspiration team. These cards are lovely!

  4. These are darling! I LOVE Pooh!

  5. Welcome to the team
    and darling cards!
    Carla from Arizona

  6. So pretty! I really love the sepia tones in the first one!

  7. My goodness- both your cards are precious. I'm always looking for cards that might be simpler to make without a lot of coloring and your first cards might fit the bill. Your 2nd card though is beautiful. TFS

  8. Very sweet cards! I love them both. Piglet with the butterfly is such a darling image & makes me smile.

  9. These are so cute. I especially love the one that is uncolored. The images are amazing, and I LOVE the sentiment. It is so true...but I now try to notice the special times and really, really, really pay attention to the details, and enjoy them fully.

  10. I Love the simplicity of the 1st card!!

  11. Sweet cards! I really love the second card!

  12. Such great cards! Love the Pooh images! The image on the sepia card is very sweet, and I love Pooh and Piglet with the balloon!

  13. Absolutely beautiful! The vintage card with Christopher Robin is so pretty. I would frame it.

  14. I love both cards so much! And congratulations on your Unity Design Team spot - excellent!

  15. So cute. I like the sepia tones on the first and all of the clouds on the second.


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