Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pop the bubbly...

Here's to celebrations!!!
Go ahead, pop the bubbly.


Here is another card originally for New Year's Eve but it could be for any reason to celebrate.
This is a winter snow scene with a cute snow peep celebrating with champagne.
It was done in watercolor with distress markers.

Link Ups:
Sweet Stamps Challenge Food & Drinks.
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes
Unity Stamp Company Color Challenge 23 and Friends With Flair.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Let's Get Slushed {Snowpeep Grant} by Tracey Malnofski, Naughty is the New Nice.  Also My Creative Time dies.

Let's ring in 2015 safely my friends.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year Celebration Card

Happy New Year's Eve!!!
Ready to ring in 2015?
Here is a fun celebration card to ring in the new year.


This has shine with silver and gold accents.

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Company Sketch Challenge 23
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. New Year midnight resolutions {wit & wisdom}, MCT & Spellbinders dies.

Happy New Year!!!
Celebrate safely.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Penguin Gift Tags

Here are a few of my wrapped Christmas gifts using recycled solid paper and handmade gift tags.


I loved the penguins so much, I used them on quite a few of my tags this year.

Link Up:
My Creative Time Designer Challenge 14-44 photo inspiration

Supplies: My Creative Time From Our Family to Yours & All Around Christmas stamps and twine.

Wishing you peace this holiday season.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Baby Shower Strawberries & Glitter Card

My niece is having a little girl soon and her name is Juna Monroe.
This glitter and watercolor card is personalized just for her.


The biggest inspiration for this card came from her {strawberry} themed baby shower and from the tiny {red shoes} her Mommy featured in her sweet "it's a girl" announcement pictures that also included big brother.
Glitter and lace came to mind for her name and trim.
The strawberries, leaves and blossoms are in watercolor.
Image below by Julie Newbrough Photography. (Juna's Mommy)

Link Ups:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #7 Tic-Tac-Toe (stamps, glitter, tape) or (diecut, stamps, ribbon)
Penny Black - December Special Occasions
Unity {be inspired} Color Challenge 22 and Friends With Flair.

CAS(E) this Sketch 102

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOTM April 2014 Botanical Bliss, My Creative Time Lowercase Fun Dies, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, lace, glitter and glitter paper.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Stork Baby Shower Gift Card Holder

Here is a card I personalized for a friend and neighbor's baby boy Jack.


The outside features his name and a framed stork. This stork is a drawing by my husband Bob.  He and my daughter are my go to artists when I don't have a stamp or image I need.
The inside includes a gift card holder.


This is linked up with the My Creative Time Designer Color Challenge 14-35.

Supplies:  My Creative Time lowercase fun dies and gift card holder die.  Also, cardstock, BasicGrey paper, Lil' Inker Designs dies, NTB art and corner rounder.

Have a fabulous day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Favor Tags & Free Printable

These are the Thanksgiving favors my daughter and I made for our tables this year. We had to make 40 and we worked into the evening making pretty treat bags together.


Because there were so many to make and the deadline was near, I decided to use a printable for the favor tags.
The tag sentiment is:
So very thankful for you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Free printable file by Amy Johnson ©shewearsmanyhats.com.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Advent Calendar Banner ~ Pockets Updated

These are just a few of the updated Advent calendar pockets I made this week.  
Recently, I updated some panels to include larger numbers and more cute images.
These pockets were made to hold treats, notes, pictures, lottery tickets and gift cards to name a few.


There is A LOT of Unity in all 25 pocket panels. Here are sample panels.



My favorite Unity Stamp Company kit is Advent. And I used nearly every stamp in the set for this banner.  The quotes and sentiments are very meaningful.
I love that.
The other two Unity kits that are seen throughout my {large} project are Tags, Glorious Tags as well as the set Advent{full} Season.

Other supplies for my project include My Creative Time 3x3 Fancy Envelope Die, Ranger archival ink, distress markers, BasicGrey paper, punches and various embellishments.

Link Up:
Unity's Friends With Flair
DL.Art Thankful Thursday #144 Anything Christmas
TTCRD Nov. 18-24, 2014 Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting. :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Ugly Sweater Theme Pencil Topper

This time of year, I make more than just cards.
Today, I am sharing an ugly or tacky sweater themed pencil topper.


It is decorated with Christmas trees on the sweater as well as on the decorative paper and tulle was added.
The tacky sweater is a drawing by my husband Bob, since I didn't have a Christmas sweater stamp on hand.
Special occasions:  Ugly Sweater party favors, holiday bunco pencils and stocking stuffers.

Link Ups:
Moxie Fab World Challenge "Tree-mendous Trees"
The Crafting Cafe November "Not A Card"
Love to Create #141 "Anything Goes"
Pile It On #45 "Special Occasion"

Tutorial:
The tag base is a basic shape and shadow from Cricut. I added a layered circle tag with the image on it, then punched holes at the top and bottom of the tag.  To dress it up a little more, tulle was added with a green pencil.

Thank you for visiting. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Decor Napkin Ring Tags & Tutorial

Today, I am sharing a Thanksgiving table decoration created and added to napkin rings.


I snapped photos along the way for a photo tutorial.
I began with a roll of kraft shipping paper with natural fibers, blended distress ink in Fall colors then spritzed lightly with water mist.

 
 

Once dry, the leaves and pears were stamped in white craft ink, leaving room for the dies to fit around the images.

The coordinating dies were used to die-cut and dry emboss. 
The leaves and pear are shown below against the paper they were made from.
(A before and after shot.)

The die-cuts were assembled and eyelets, ribbon & cording were added to make tags.  
They were affixed to my existing napkin ring.
The plum color shows up much nicer in person than in the photo.  
These turned out much better than expected.


Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Ribbon, Twine, Fibers

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Company Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents, Spellbinders dies, craft ink, Ranger distress ink pads, eyelet, cording, kraft fiber paper, gold ribbon.

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comments.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Autumn Calendar

I'm getting into the Fall spirit with this home decor calendar easel piece.


Sentiment:  Count your blessings.

We don't have the pretty leaves and Autumn colors here, but I enjoy creating them.

I mixed lots of different stamps and die-cuts for this one. This is liked up to Unity Stamp Co. FWF projects today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Welcome to my Life; My Creative Time Piles of Smiles, Life is Good & XL Label Die.

Happy Fall Y'all.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Trick or Treat Favor Bags

We are ready for the trick or treat kids!

I whipped up some goodie bags for the neighborhood kids.
It feels great to be ahead of schedule.


The image panel is placed on the inside of the bag.
Last year I made bags much more decorated and the kids ripped them apart in no time at all.  They couldn't get to the candy quick enough.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOM August 2014 {summer collapsed into fall}.

Linked up to Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair

Happy Fall!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Winner of key stamp!!

We have a winner of my extra packaged Unity key stamp.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments.  They make my day.
Remember to check back for more giveaways from time to time.

The random winner is:

Terri BursonSeptember 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM
Beautiful card Gaylynn....I think I'm already following you on Google?? If not I'll make sure....

Terri, email me your U.S. mailing info within two weeks.
Congrats!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Make a place beautiful.

This is going to my Mama as a thank you card.
She sewed a quilt for me with tender love and care.
She puts her heart, soul and time into making pretty things for her family.
She really does make a place beautiful.


Front sentiment:
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful. -Khan

I am linking this up to
Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} today, i am thankful... Color Challenge 20 and FWF.


And for the first time,
I am including this in the Moxie Fab World Fabulous Friday Getting Fancy Challenge for the colors.

Supplies:  Derwent Inktense colored pencils, Unity stamps sets By A Thread itty bitty, {a BIT} of Insta-Frames and Imperfection Is Beauty, watercolor paper and brush, My Creative Time Just Tags.

Have a great day!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thanks in Watercolor

Here are two similar thank you cards switched up a bit.

The first one is a die-cut inlay that is watercolor using the colors of the MCT color inspiration.
These colors together look a little like camouflage, fitting for a masculine themed design.
I think this would be great for thanking our service men and women as well.


The second card used the same stamp and die set, without watercolor or inlay.  Again, another masculine CAS style.
I've had to create a few of these lately for my husband to send out.
We have lots of thanking to do for amazing people in our lives.


Challenges:
My Creative Time Photo & Color Challenge 14-12
DL.Art September
Sister Act #75
Love to Scrap #38
ArtByMiran #15

Supplies:  My Creative Time Happy Thoughts & Metal Adapter Plate, watercolor paper & brushes.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beautiful Heart

I needed to send thanks to someone very special and so this card was born.


Front sentiment:  You have a beautiful heart.

The intent was to keep the colors lime and purple, but I couldn't resist adding more accent colors into this big beautiful heart.  It is watercolor with watercolor pencils.

Challenges:
Unity Stamp Co. {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 20 and FWF
Curtain Call 15 - Wishing Well
613 Avenue Create #89
Love To Scrap #38

Supplies:  Unity Stamps from KOTM September 2014 Happy, Thankful & Blessed, Inktense watercolor pencils, watercolor paper and brushes, My Creative Time dies and rhinestones.

Send some sweater weather down to Florida, please. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friends, Flowers & Giveaway

This card and design incorporates lots of different stamp sets to get the look I wanted.  It was made for a dear friend's birthday celebration.


Front sentiment:  If friends were flowers, I'd pick you.

This is watercolor using my new Derwent Inktense colored pencils.  This is my first try with the pencils and I have to say that these are fabulous to work with.  Adding the water brush transforms the pencil detail into watercolor paint and very vivid too.  I can tell these are going to get a ton of use.

Link Ups:
Unity Stamp Company Friends With Flair
Sister Act Card Challenge #73
Craft Your Passion Challenge 230
Pile It On #36
DL.Art September
Artbymiran Challenge #14
Simply Create Too #69

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. stamps from KOM sets March 2014 The Reason Someone Smiles, June 2014 In Love With Love, February 2014 Grow Into Spring and Party All Day for the inside. Lil' Inker Designs rectangle die, My Creative Time Scalloped Circle Die, Derwent Inktense colored pencils, water brush, watercolor paper and Papertrey Ink liner die.

Have a wonderful day. :)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Love Flowers in Watercolor

This is another project inspired by and created for an upcoming family anniversary, a 60th wedding anniversary that I mentioned earlier.


Front sentiment:  Love

This is a feminine design colored in watercolor with distress markers and pretty flowers.
It is accented with frame die-cuts and delicate trimmings.
I am sharing this with
Unity Friends With Flair
Simon Says Stamp
Love To Scrap #36

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOTM March 2014 The Reason Someone Smiles and The Best Love Story on the inside, My Creative Time Stitched Journal and Bracket dies.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shaker Jar Card

It is still feeling like full blown summer here in FL so a refreshing project is in order for today.  



Front sentiment:  Hey there, Sunshine.

I filled this jar with green and yellow sequins in vellum and trimmed it with pretty papers and flowers.

Challenges:
My Creative Time Photo Inspiration
The Deconstructed Sketch DS165
Sister Act 71
DL.ART August Linky Challenge
Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge Hop

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Chunky Jar dies, Stitched Label Dies and This & That stamp, Unity Stamp Co. Blossom Stackers, sequins.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Winner Winner

Thanks so much for all of the comments.

It is time to announce the winner of my
bag of six stamps giveaway.

Random.org picked

Carol LAugust 8, 2014 at 10:32 PM
I'm a dog person, but I love this fun cat image! Great coloring and that tiny green heart is adorbs! Have a wonderful & happy birthday weekend!
Congrats Carol.
Please email me with your full name and shipping U.S. shipping address within two weeks.
I will have more giveaways from time to time.  To be informed, the best way is to subscribe to my blog via email at the "Follow By Email" easy subscription entry tab on the right sidebar of this blog.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chase Your Dreams Girl

This one is going to my daughter along with a goodie bag to jump start the new school year at college.  This image puts me in mind of her.


Front sentiment:  Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

I painted this in with watercolor using distress markers and added flowers and trimmings with the sentiment.  This is a mini card size 3.25" x 4.50".
It is included with
Unity {be inspired} Color Challenge 19
Unity Friends with Flair
Sister Act Card Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. KOTM August 2014 summer collapsed into fall.

Enjoy your day. :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Puttin' On The Ritz

This month we celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of my husband's parents.
What a wonderful example they have shown us.
I was in charge of creating a special surprise invitation for them as part of a group family gift.  
I can share this now that they know.


The theme is Art Deco / Puttin' On The Ritz.  I made it a vintage style 5 x 7 card with glitz and glam.  The image looks similar to the two of them in their younger days.  I followed "loosely" the sketch for the Unity {be inspired} Challenge 19 and flipped the striped section.

The image was stamped and heat embossed in gold and the invitation wording was printed and die-cut.  I included lace with feather and glitter paper.  The envelope was lined to complement the card.  
I'm so happy everyone loved it, especially Mom and Dad.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You Sweep Me Off My Feet stamp, embossing powder, My Creative Time tag and stitched round tab dies.

Have a fabulous day.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Here Kitty Kitty... & Giveaway

Are you a cat lover or a dog lover?
I'm more of a dog lover.  But my daughter has a sweet cat that kinda looks likes this one. And she loves to look out the window.
I tried to color it in to match her.


I used watercolor paints to color this carnival kitty in.  Then framed her in a stitched postage frame and added a little heart in the trim.
This is shared this weekend with Unity's Friend's With Flair projects.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Suzi Blu Pooey Love stamp, My Creative Time dies.

Cheers!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Love in Watercolor

This is another watercolor project with embossing.


Front sentiment:  Love you.

The white letter detail is embossed and has a gloss to it.  And the "you" sparkles in glitter.  I mixed watercolor paint to create the turquoise and grey colors.

Supplies:  Ranger Stamper's Anonymous Cirque alphabet stamp, My Creative Time stamps and dies and Unity Stamp Co. stamp; watercolor paint, My Mind's Eye paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and glitter paper.

Until next time... Good Day!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

All that we LOVE

Today I am sharing an embossed feather card.


Front sentiment:  All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller

This one is heat embossed on vellum and set against a cream chevron background. I love how large the feather is and the whimsical designs in it.  And, one of my favorite parts of this card is the quote.  I included the soft colors of white, cream and a purple hues.

I am sharing this in Unity's {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 18 and Friends With Flair.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. July 2014 KOTM Beautiful Inside and Out, December 2012 KOTM Everyday Fairytale. Lil' Inker Designs cover up pieced chevrons die, Spellbinders die, vellum, embossing powder, rhinestones and glue pen.

Happy Summer Time!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Butterfly

This is filled with a rainbow of the colors of summer.  I really love this great big butterfly with the tiny "dream" words in it.  
So, I made an uplifting card around it for the Unity Color Challenge 18 July/Aug 2014 and also Friends With Flair this week.


Front Sentiment:  Do you know how great you are?

This has lots of bright summer colors: purple, orange, yellow, green and blue.  
The butterfly was colored onto the red rubber directly with distress markers, given a couple of huffs then stamped.  She turned out better than I expected.

Supplies:  Lil' Inker Designs stitched diagonal die, Unity KOTM May 2013 Totally & Utterly Amazing, Feb 2014 Grow into Spring, June 2014 In love with love (inside).

Have a lovely day.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Birthday Pretty

It's my daughter's birthday, so made this card for her big day, her 20th.  I'm so proud of her and love her dearly.


Front sentiment:  Happy birthday pretty lady.

Inside sentiment:  May all your wishes come true.

This is watercolor using distress markers, water and water brushes.  I adore this image and couldn't wait to get crafty with it.  I stamped and colored a few of these while the inky tools were out.  This is also with Unity's Friends With Flair projects today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. stamps from the Sabrina Fashionista set, My Creative Time die.

Hope you are enjoying the summer.  I know I am. :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dog Tags & Sacrifice

This one is near and dear to my heart.


Front sentiment:  Thank you for your sacrifice.

Inside sentiment:  Home of the brave.

Today is Independence Day and so I am sharing a patriotic card with dog tags that has very special meaning to me.  This is included with the Unity red, white and blue album and Friends With Flair today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Company stamps from Home of the Brave and Dog Tags & Thanks, punch, BasicGrey paper and silver foil paper.

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Nautical Hello Card

This card has a nautical theme.  It was originally designed for my nephew's pirate birthday card and then I made another as a love and support card.  I included a port hole or life preserver frame, sailboard and the large hello in a speech bubble.


Front sentiment:  Hello sailor!

Inside sentiment:  In high tide or low tide, I'll be by your side.

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies, BasicGrey paper, My Mind's Eye paper, cording and Ranger ink.

Happy summer time!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Embossed Feathers Encouragement Card

Here is an encouragement feather card that I am sending for a high school graduation.


Front sentiment:  Go Fly. Dare to dream. Dare to achieve. Listen to your soul.

Inside sentiment:  Have big dreams and grow into them.

This is included in the Unity Stamp Co {be inspired} Sketch Challenge 17 June/July 2014 and Friends With Flair this week.

The feathers were heat embossed with gold metallic and blue on vellum.  Her school colors are gold and blue.  I added a lacy trim and a bow.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. November 2013 SMAK Be Your Own Beautiful & February 2013 KOTM Grow Into Spring.  Also, Lil' Inker Designs stitched oval die.

Have a wonderful day. :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fatherhood Card

Here is another masculine card, to kick off the Father's Day weekend.


Front sentiment:  Fatherhood is pretending your favorite gift is a tie.

Inside sentiment:  Best guy ever.

My favorite part of this one is the saying on the front, haha.  Joining in at Unity's FWF today.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Company May 2013 KOTM Totally & Utterly Amazing, My Creative Time dies and stamp.

Have a great weekend!!! :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pops You Rock! Gift Card Holder

Father's Day is next week and this was designed for my Father-In-Law.


Front sentiment:  Happy Father's Day


Inside sentiment:  Pops you rock!

Since he enjoys taking the Mrs. out for dinner, I included a gift card holder inside.
I kept this design CAS style with the chevron arrows and just the sentiment.  The paper has a watercolor look to it, so I made those inlays.

This is included in the My Creative Time June 2014 Masculine Designer Challenge. 

Supplies:  
My Creative Time sets from More Gift Card Sentiments, You're My Best Buddy, Stitched Chevy Dies and Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die.
Also, Ranger Ink and BasicGrey paper.

Thank you for visiting. Have a fabulous day.

Butterfly Wings

Here is a sympathy card with tiny butterflies in the background with the larger image flat this time.  I tried to keep this uplifting with the colors and brightness.


Front sentiment:  Heartfelt sympathy.

Inside sentiment:  Our thoughts are with you.

The larger butterfly was stamped over the small ones and then painted in watercolor.  I like that the tiny butterflies peek through.

It's pretty neat that Unity invites friends/fans to share Unity creations on their Friends With Flair post each week.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co stamps from 11/2013 KOTM Strength and Dignity, May Hope Sustain You, With Her Own Wings and Heartfelt Sympathy. Also, Ranger archival ink, Canson watercolor paper, ribbon, Bazzill cardstock, Sakura watercolor paint and water brush.

Thank you for visiting.  Your comments make my day. :)

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.  :)