Sunday, August 28, 2016

Halloween Owl Treat Tags

Here are some easy favor tags for those Halloween treats.

Sentiment:  Happy Owl'oween

This cute little owl and sentiment pun is a perfect little treat decoration for Halloween.
I like to put a little decoration of some sort on my treats each year.  And this is what I will tie to whatever I decide to give out to trick or treaters this  year.
This would also be a fun wine tag for the grown ups.

For these, I used paper from my stash.

This is a great activity for the kids to color.  Just stamp lots of these on paper and let the coloring begin.  Trim or punch them out and then add string.  So easy.

HIMCR #264 Any Holiday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ It's  hip to be square.

Supplies:  Unity Happy Owl'oween, Copic markers, cording and paper stash.

Until next time. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Belated birthday coffee card & tutorial.

Sometimes we need a belated birthday card. This one is cute and funny with a little pun in there.

Sentiment:  Happy birthday a little latte.

This is a mix of stamping, die-cuts and watercolor.

Watercolor coffee background tutorial:
To get the look of coffee as a background, apply distress ink heavily where needed onto watercolor paper.  I used Ranger Tim Holtz walnut stain distress ink pad and applicator.
Use a spray mister and spray water onto the inked paper.
Let dry and trim or die-cut as needed.

I snapped a photo during this process and before trimming.

Link Ups:

Little Red Wagon Challenge ~ #356 Happy Birthday

Stampin' Royalty Challenge ~ SR#343 Birthdays

HLS August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge

Supplies:  Unity One Little Latte, Ranger distress ink, mini mister, Canson watercolor paper, MFT die-namics, MCT tag die, Lil' Inker Designs trim die and twine.

Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dog and Cat Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card which is great for a pet sitter, Veterinarian, babysitter, caregiver, neighbor, friend or family member.

Sentiment:  Thanks for taking care of me.

For me, a kennel was a last resort.  So, I have people to thank for helping out with the fur babies a time or two.

I combined two Unity kits for this one.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ It's hip to be square.

4 Crafty Chicks #313 ~ Let's get sentimental.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Purrty Wonderful and Bones About It, Copic Markers, My Creative Time dies and cording.

Have a fabulous day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August Hopping with Unity Design Team

Hi there, Gaylynn here.  Today is the Unity Design Team blog hop for August.
Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below, including the Unity blog for two prize chances.

I have a mermaid for you today.

Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of your favorite things.

I know a few people who LOVE mermaids.  And I love anything tropical.

For this card I used the beautiful mermaid from the new release Mystical Mermaid as well as the birthday sentiment from the August 2016 Sentiment Kit I Consider You Special.

Here is another look, showing the sparkle on this card.

Here is a recent project with the August 2016 Kit of the Month Open Your Soul. I made these to use as Thanksgiving favor gift tags and hostess wine tags.

Check out the amazing sale going on, beginning today at Unity. ~
No coupon needed to get a magical discount in your cart.

You do not want to miss more amazing projects by the design team.

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Leaves Gift Tags & Tutorial

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this Thanksgiving themed project.
These are some of the tags created for my Thanksgiving table favors this  year.

These can be tied to treats, wine, baked goods and more.  They can also be used as a bookmark.

A closer look at the tag.  Each are a little different because of the watercolor and accents.

As a wine tag.  The tags are great to have on hand for wine gifts.


The watercolor process for these tags:
1. Use lightest color first, then dry.
2. Add a darker layer, then dry.
3.  Add an accent color, then dry.
4.  With the watercolors you used, tap the wet brush to make the splatters, then dry.
5.  Add white splatters and glitter glue to the leaves to accent even more, then dry.

Link Ups:

4CC #312 ~ Leaves

Tag You're It Challenge #54 (Inspiration from the orange and red flower colors.)

Supplies:  Stamps from Unity Kit of the Month 8/2016 Open Your Soul, Sakura Koi watercolors, glitter glue, brushes, Canson watercolor paper, MFT and My Creative Time dies.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Best Day Ever Flowers Watercolor Card

Here is a floral card which can be used for almost any celebration occasion.  For me it most likely will be a birthday card because I don't seem to have enough of them.

Sentiment:  May you have the best day ever.

For this card, I layered stamps, masked some areas, painted the flowers in with watercolor and used die-cuts.  It was easy using the versatile stamps and dies from My Creative Time.  When I noticed that Miss Emma had a challenge this week, I couldn't wait to delve into my collection of MCT goodness.  

The twist was to use an embellishment of some sort that you haven't used in a long time.  Instead of patterned paper and stickers, I made my own accents with her background stamps and the flower dies, things I haven't used in quite a while.  To make them pop, I masked the background and overlapped the flowers onto a smaller frame.  The leaves and flowers float over the edges.

Link Ups:

My Creative Time Sketch Challenge ~ Winner.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Make For The Border

Just Us Girls #356 ~ Trend Week ~ Water-coloring

Supplies:  My Creative Time stamps and dies Mom, Cute Tag Sentiments, Script Type Backgrounds, Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More; watercolor paper, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and craft foam.

Have a lovely day.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Vintage Girl Oh Darling Card

Here is a vintage design with an encouraging and funny sentiment.

Sentiment:  Oh Darling it's true, beautiful things have dents and scratches too.

Can you relate?  I love the humor and the encouragement.  This distressed and vintage girl goes great with these words, I think.  This would work for friendship, family and even birthday.

Link Ups:

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog ~ #110 Color Inspiration (I chose tan, kraft and yellow.)

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #371 (Shine bright gems, frosting and cake colors).
Sweet Six Winner!

Supplies:  Unity 8/2016 SMAK Never Lose Sight and single sentiment, gems, MFT die-namics and Copic markers.

Have a beautiful day.

Powerful and Loved Flower Card

An encouragement card for today.

Sentiment:  You are powerful and you are loved.

This flower looks beautiful and strong enough to stand on it's own.  I felt that the sentiment was perfect paired with the flower.  This card is great for encouragement or just because.

Link Ups:

Craft You Passion Challenge #325 Anything Goes

LTSCB Challenge #84 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity 8/2016 SMAK Never Lose Sight and sentiment, Winnie and Walter dies, My Creative Time dies, distress ink and Copic markers.

Happy Monday.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thank You Girl and Flowers Card

This is a thank you card with a girl and flowers.

Sentiment:  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

This card can be for friends, family, teachers or anyone to say thanks.  It is in the colors of grey, aqua, pink and black.

Link Ups:

ColourQ Challenge #354

Craft Your Passion Challenge #324 Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Catherine Girl, Winnie and Walter die and Copic markers.

Have a wonderful day.

Thank God Thinking of You Card

This is an inspirational thinking of you handmade card with a meaningful sentiment and wild daisy flower.

Sentiment:  I thank God every time I think of you.  Philippians 1:3

This is a great card for remembrance.  It has layers of navy blue, gold and white, with a doily and a pop of yellow.

Link Ups:

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes Challenge #242-#243. Top 3 Winner!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Let's Go Wild (Wild Flower)

Supplies:  Unity Thanks For You and 8/2016 KOM Open Your Soul, Winnie and Walter dies, My Creative Time die, doily and Copic Markers.

Enjoy your day.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Trees Planted Inspirational Card

Here is another card to offer support or encouragement to lift someone's spirits.

Sometimes when you're in a dark place, you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted.

I kept the trees and colors light and bright to help lift up spirits.  These kinds of card are the most difficult to make, but good sentiments help for when you don't know what to say.  At least for me that is true.

Link Up:

Word Are Wednesday ~ Anything Goes #242-243

Supplies:  Unity stamps Planted, My Creative Time dies, Simon Says Stamp dies and Copic markers.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Monarch Butterfly Sympathy or Support Card

Here is a card for sympathy or support.
It features a monarch butterfly.

Sentiment:  The only people who think there's a time limit for grief have never lost a piece of their heart.  Take all the time you need.

I love the heartfelt sentiment.  I think this card is great for when it is difficult to find words.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Let's Go Wild

Little Red Wagon ~ #354 In Sympathy. Featured!

Stampin' Royalty ~ SR#341 Anything Goes

Supplies include:  Unity Stamps Monarch Journey and Piece of Your Heart, My Favorite Things die-namics, Copic markers and cording.

Have a lovely day.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Folksy Partridge Bird Christmas Card

Here is an early Christmas or winter holiday handmade card featuring a colorful folksy partridge bird.

Sentiment:  'tis the season.

For me, it's never to early to chip away at the handmade holiday cards.
I kept this one bright and cheerful, embossed the background and added rhinestones.

Supplies include Unity Stamp Of The Week Folksy Partridge and My Creative Time dies.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Butterfly and Flowers Birthday with Foil

Here is a birthday card with pink flowers and a butterfly, accented with rose gold foil.

Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of your favorite things.

And a closer look at the foil.

I used a deco foil pen along with deco foil in rose gold.  It leaves the look of embossing but without machines.  The butterfly also sparkles in real life.  I trimmed and placed the flowers with foam.

If  you are crafty and want these red rubber stamps, Unity is having a Summer Clearance Sale and more.  This is one of their new releases.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Celebrate

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Fabulous Florals

Supplies:  Unity I Consider You Special, MFT dies, Copic Markers, Deco foil in rose gold, Deco glue pen and sequins.

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Back To School Students and Teachers

I just had to share these adorable school kids with backpacks.
This image is just so typical and adorable.

Sentiment:  We're back.

This one can be for teachers, parents, caregivers, bus drivers and anyone relating to school.
Sending many thanks and appreciation to parents, teachers and all those who help build up young minds and hearts.

Link Ups:

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Snow Cone (colorful)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity stamp of the week We're Back {to school} and dies from  My Creative Time and My Favorite Things.