Friends Of Unity Blog Hop May 2023 ~ Inspired By

 Welcome.  Thank you for stopping by.  The May 2023 Friends Of Unity blog hop inspiration is "Inspired By".  My cards for this hop were inspired by my love for puppies and dogs.  I hope that you will join in on the fun.  Simply comment on each blog in the hop.  See the end of this post for your next stop.

The details for each card follow.
Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs in the hop for beautiful inspiration and ideas for card making.

For my first card, the hound dog is all ears.  I made this card using patterned paper and then added Copic marker coloring to him.  This card was made with tag layers over the background.

Sentiment:  I'm all ears.

This is a closer look at my first card.

For my next card, I am sharing a frenchie or pug puppy. This one includes only a touch of Copic marker coloring. The background papers bring in the color and contrast for this card. This card can be for most celebration occasions.
Sentiment: Hot Diggity Dog!

This is another look at the second card.

My May 2023 Giveaway!
For this May blog hop, I am giving away some of my gently used crafty supplies including stamps, dies and a stencil shown in the photo below. ENDED & Claimed.

Card Maker Success Summit ~ August 10-13, 2023
Also, for creative card making ideas and techniques, go see my card making classes. I have an array of class bundles, individual courses and an optional all-access membership. There is something for everyone. Go look around. My card classes.
Don't forget to visit and comment on all of the blogs in the blog hop.

Your next stop in the hop is Jane's blog. The full blog hop lineup is on Crystal's blog.

Thank you for stopping by.  Your comments make my day.

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  1. I love your cards using the new doggies. They look so real. The stamp has been ordered. Can’t wait to ink it up and play with the puppies 🐶

  2. Awww... such sweet cards, Gaylynn! I love your mix of papers on both cards and your lovely coloring on the pups!

  3. I have a friend who has a basset hound that looks exactly like your coloring!!! The sweetest!!
    Jenni Shamblin

  4. I can't wait to get my All Ears stamp!! Both of your cards are precious!! Thanks for making me smile Gaylynn!!

  5. DOG MOM Here! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these pups! Too cute!

  6. Both pups are so adorable! I love animals. We only ever had birds (parakeets) growing up so I have a small parrot. Love the fun papers you used in your cute designs.

  7. Such cute cards
    and great coloring.
    Carla from Arizona

  8. Your cards are wonderful! Love the coloring on the basset hound! Deborah Cooper

  9. Love the details on these dogs. Your cards are wonderful.

  10. Such cute cards, thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Your two cards are fabulous as always! And great choice for your inspiration! :)

  12. Such adorable cards! Love these cute pups!

  13. Just darling cards! I am inspired and in awe of your coloring. Love those dogs, the patterns, and design. Thank you for inspiring me every day!

  14. The coloring on the All Ears stamp is so on point! Love both of them!

  15. I love your doggy cards!!!!! Dorothy A


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