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.



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


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. ~
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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. — PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

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:


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.