Friday, May 30, 2014

Encouragement in Watercolor

This was was inspired by my daughter and her hard work in college.
She made straight A's and I couldn't be more proud of her.


Front sentiment:  Reach for the stars!


Inside sentiment:  You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for  yourself. - Glinda, Wizard of Oz

She has a kitty and once I saw this image, I knew exactly what to do with it for her.
My challenge was creating a nighttime scene to be fitting for stars, so I chose more of a twilight dusk sky.  For me it worked while still keeping this an uplifting card.
This is shared with the Unity FWF projects today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co stamps from the Phyllis Harris Reach For The Stars set and I Am Woman.  Also, watercolor paper and brushes, Sakura Koi watercolor paint and gems.

Have a lovely week.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pet Sitting Thank You Card

Today I am sharing a card designed to thank someone for pet sitting for me.  It includes a gift card pocket on the inside.



Front sentiment:  Thank you for taking care of me.

Inside Sentiment:  A token of my appreciation!

This card features a framed dog against chevron and a gift card holder.
It is entered into the May 2014 photo inspiration & color challenge at My Creative Time.

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies from the set Build A Chevy Background, So Grateful For You, More Gift Card Sentiments, Just Simply Live, Keepin' It Classy and Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.

Have a great day. :)

Another House Warming Card in Watercolor

This is another card & gift card holder created for a house warming gift.



This was made with watercolor and stamps.  Love this cute little home scene.

Supplies:  Say It In English Home Sweet Home stamps, Pretty Pink Posh marshmallow sequins, watercolor paper and brushes, Sakura Koi watercolor paint, My Creative Time die, Sweet Stamp Shop (inside) and Ranger archival ink.

Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

House Warming Card & Gift Card Holder

This is a card that doubles as a gift card holder.  There is a pocket on the inside for a gift card.  It is for a house warming gift.


Front sentiment:  Home sweet home.


Inside Sentiment:  Congratulations on your home.

This scene was created with stamps, ink and watercolor.  I made a couple of these for practice and have a mess to clean up.  Still learning but having fun with it.

This is entered into the Unity {be inspired} Color challenge 16 for May / June 2014.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Company stamps from Welcome Home Itty Bitty (the house) and Heartfelt Sentiments (for the inside sentiment) and mini clothes pin (free Unity gift), watercolor paper & brushes, Sakura Koi watercolor paint, My Creative Time die, Say It In English Home Sweet Home stamps, ribbon, punch and Ranger ink.

Enjoy you day.   :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sympathy Card with Butterflies

This one is another sympathy card made with butterflies and the colors of pink, purple and yellow gold. 


Front sentiment:  Deepest Sympathy

The center butterfly is watercolor.  It is super fun to work with watercolor paint and stamps together.  I included three different kits in this project.  This card is part of Unity's Friends With Flair projects this weekend.

Supplies:  Sakura Koi watercolor paint, Canson watercolor paper, Unity Stamp Company stamps from With Her Own Wings, May Hope Sustain You and With Sympathy kits, Ranger ink, Bazzill cardstock.

Have a great day.  :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Travel Themed Baby Shower Tag

There is another new baby arriving very soon, in the family.  This is a tag that I created for his Mommy's baby shower gift bag.


The sentiment is "Welcome to the world Damien"

The theme is travel.  I included a vintage world image, a little suitcase and personalized it with his name.

Supplies:  My Mind's Eye paper, My Creative Time dies, Unity Stamp Company stamps from On This Journey Together and A Girl Needs Options.

This is included with Unity's Friends With Flair projects.

Have a terrific weekend. :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Butterfly 3-D Sympathy Card & Winner

Here are some of the cards that I unfortunately had to send recently.

For this sympathy card, I chose to watercolor the butterfly and then cut it out.  I like the way it looks all by itself.


Front sentiment:  With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. 

Inside sentiment: Nothing is harder than saying goodbye to someone you love. 

The intention was for more purple to show on the butterfly, but the result was that the blue showed up more vividly with these paints.  This will be included with the projects for Unity's Friends With Flair.

Tools used include:  Unity Stamp Company May hope sustain you, Everything Wonderful and KOTM 11/2013 Strength and Dignity.  Also, Ranger ink, watercolor paint, water brushes, Canson watercolor paper, The Paper Mill Store card stock and ribbon.

This sympathy card is included in the Unity {be inspired} Sketch Challenge #16 May/June 2014.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co stamps from KOTM 11/2013 Strength and Dignity and Heartfelt Sympathy sets.  Also, Ranger ink, watercolor paint and brushes, Lil' Inker Designs dies and ribbon.

The random winner of the small bag of Unity stamps that are duplicates of mine is:

#15 Cynthia from Stampin' In Alaska
CynthiaApril 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Very fun and creative, Gaylynn!

Congratulations Cynthia.  Please email me with your mailing info within two weeks.

Have a wonderful day.  :)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Watercolor Floral Card

Lately, I cannot seem to stop playing with watercolor paints.  They have been a part of most of my creations these days.


Front Sentiment:  Praying for you.

Inside Sentiment:  If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.

This is an inspirational handmade card featuring flowers and watercolor art.  It will be included with Unity's Friends With Flair projects this week.

I used deep purple, blue and green colors for this and trimmed it with just a narrow ribbon and bow.

Tools used include:
Unity Stamp Company stamps from With Sympathy, Heartfelt Sympathy and January 2014 KOTM Be your own kind of beautiful, ribbon, Koi watercolor paints, Ranger ink, Canson watercolor paper and water brushes.

Have a safe and happy weekend. :)