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Unity Inspiration Hop

Hello, Unity Friends!  
Welcome to this Thursday's Inspiration Hop

**You should be arriving here from Lisa Arana's Blog**
And don't forget to comment as you visit each blog...
THREE lucky people will receive a $20 Unity Gift Certificate!

I know that a lot of the ladies on the hop today are using the 
NEW! Stephanie Ackerman Sentiment Stamps...aren't they fabulous!?!
With so many CHA projects due I had to work ahead on my card for 
today, so I haven't had a chance to play with the newest red rubber goodies.
I did incorporate the July Inspiration Sketch & Color Challenges though:

 First I stamped the June KOTM image onto a light blue cardstock
and then colored in with Faber Castell Aquarelles.  

I also stamped back over the image and used a clear embossing powder.  
Keeping with the 'woodgrain' theme, I used a couple of veneer pieces from 
Studio Calico and printed clothespin by Little Yellow Bicycle!

Hope you enjoy all of the beautiful projects today...I can't wait to see them all myself :)
 Have fun!


  1. This is lovely, Shellye! Great take on this month's sketch challenge.

  2. Shellye, this is stunning! I love the bird , the colors, the texture.. gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful card, I love the wood accents!!

  4. Beautiful! Great coloring, love the embossing and all the wood elements!

  5. The card is lovely! I really like your coloring

  6. Beautiful card! I like the look of the sewing on the card.


  7. This card is gorgeous, I love the style!!! It is a great inspiration for me, thank you!!

  8. Simply FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Such a pretty card.......even though I think that bird is a robin, not a bluebird. :D Really love the twine and offering a little gift for building its nest. Sweet!!
    <3 J

  10. Fun fun, love the design of your card! Love that little clothespin too!

  11. Gorgeous stamping! Such a peaceful look. :)

  12. Love your card. Very pretty coloring.

  13. Fantastic card! I love the coloring of the bird and the woodgrain background!

  14. Beautiful card and love the background!

  15. Beautiful! Love how you colored the bird! And the wooden embellishments are a sweet touch! TFS

  16. Wonderful card, very classy!

  17. Love this card! Thank you for giving us more inspiration with the kit!!!

  18. So lovely ... the clear embossing is a great touch!

    Jo xx

  19. Oh, I love this beautiful card! The soft colors are so sweet and calming

  20. Love how you stamped and colored the bird. Awesome card.

  21. Beeeeautiful Shellye adore all the little elements you added!
    Tracy xxx

  22. Reminds me of fav. Season!!!


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