Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 Friends of Unity Blog hop!

  Sympathy cards are one of the hardest cards to make.  I always try to make a few a head of time.  I find it extremely hard to make one on the spot when you know a friend or loved one is grieving.   I hope today's cards encourage you to do the same.

  This first card is pet geared, loosing a precious pet can be so very hard, letting someone know your thinking of them in this way can be very comforting.  I went with blue and red as it is for a boy dog, you can easily use pinks to make this for a girl dog.   I simply water colored the images with Karin Markers.   For the sentiment I just water colored the edge so that my blue would match.  Added some hearts and Blue splatters and your done.   Super quick and easy.  The set I used is fur baby love.

Thank you for stopping by, My blog is primarily vacant these days, as I am finding creative time very hard.    I hope you enjoy the hop.

To start at the beginning Go visit CRYSTAL MINKLERS blog.

Next in line is the Amazing KIM!

  See you next month,


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Friends of Unity, June HOP!

  This month we have a great challenge for you, WINGS!   Today, I have two cards to share!

This first Card uses, Forest Butterfly this is a newer Unity stamp.   Butterflies, have special meaning in our family, so anytime Unity comes out with one I'm getting it.


  1.  Color square with distress oxide broken china and spritz with water.
  2.  Stamp image with, versafine clair ink, then clear emboss.
  3. Color image with  Distress ink in, Picked Raspberry
  4. Attach Image with foam tape.
  5. Flick entire card with Pixie Dust (add a little water to a drop or two)
  6. Stamp and die cut sentiment and affix to front
There ya have card one, in no time at all.  For the square of color I did use a stencil, but you can mask off with purple tape as well.   I hope you give this card a go!

This second card uses Hope & Strength, another newer Unity stamp set.


  1. Using both distress oxide and regular distress sprays ink up a background.
  2. stamp dragonflies onto the sprayed panel, and fussy cut the wings.
  3. Ink blend a cloud background
  4. Stamp the dragonflies, and color the eyes and body
  5. attach wings (I meant to pop them up but forgot, so you can do wither)
  6. color up the wings with some pixie dust and DONE!



Have an AMAZING day,

Dawn Bryson

Monday, May 11, 2020

Unity love!

If you have ever visited my blog, it's no secret I am a HUGE unity fan.    I have been blogging for them the last few weeks.  It's been amazing I have really loved it.  It's a lot of work but, I've been pushed to really take my time and do the best I can.

My husband is positive for covid 19, I posted on the unity page about it for support as I am struggling.   And, not only did tons and tons of Unies come to my aid by praying, and loving on me the owner also mentioned that she was sending love our way.  WHO DOES this.  I tell you who. Angela Magnuson, owner of unity.   How many companies know their customers enough to do this.  Maybe other companies do this and I am just oblivious.  But I have NEVER seen this type of love.

It's been amazing.

Check out the Unity blog every Thursday through June to see my creations.  I'll share them here after the fact.  If I remember lol!

Continue to pray for my family, '

Thank you,


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Covid 19, You suck!

  My husband Jon is a nurse, He in my eyes  really is a hero .  He went to school later in life, worked his tail off to not only provide what he could, but to get through school after being out of it for so long.  
 He is one of those guys, who never calls out of work, has a love for the Lord, like I've never seen. Speaks only truth and sticks up for what he believes.

 Today, he is home sick because COVID-19 has reared it's ugly head.   It's what I expected to happen but was in NO way prepared for.   I wish I could go back and put things in place for him and us.

 I am sleeping on an air mattress in the living room.   I have the boys bathroom I can use.  I have my craft room down here, (although, I'm so worried I'm not sure I can craft, though i will try)

So, how is he??  He feels pretty crappy, he has a cough that is annoying but not to the point we need to go to ER.   He does have a fever that goes up and down with Tylenol.  This all started yesterday, so we are at the very beginning.   We go tomorrow to get the official test.   Considering hes had covid patients and other nurses on his floor have it, we know it is but need it to be official.

If your the Praying type Please send them our way. 

I hope to show some cards soon, 

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, May 2, 2020

May Friends of Unity blog hop!

  This month we have an Angie girl, Challenge.  I absolutely love the Angie girl line.  I feel like the represent so many of us and are perfect for sending cards to our girlfriends.

This first card, has such a great Spring feel to it. Her name is Poppy Girl, I have used her cutting off the flowers too.  For this card I used a nice brick pattern paper that was in my stash. I did simple water color with Zig markers.   I cut her with a Pretty Pink Posh die. I cut that twice to add the blue edge to bring the color of her shirt into the card. Added a few Sequins and done. So, simple and easy. Add a sentiment or leave it blank. 

 As graduation season is right around the corner.   (My heart goes out to those Seniors effected by Covid-19)  I don't buy a lot of graduation stamps, as I don't have really anyone graduating any more, so I bought this set called SENTIMENTS FOR GRADUATES.   This way you have appropriate sentiments and can use whatever stamp goes with the grad.   One of my favorite girls graduates this year, So I wanted something that would reflect her.  I think I nailed it.  I absolutely love how this card turned out.

 What I did to add texture to the background paper, was Added some distress ink in grey around the edge.  I then took a stencil and added a design.   After that I went ahead and added some stars with Nuvo glacier paste in quick silver.  To finish off the card, I went ahead and added a film ribbon from Tim Holtz, and the 2020 from my stash. (sorry It's older I don't have a source)  I colored the image with copics.   For her shirt I flick the ink up leaving that sharp edge for a tie dyed look.  yes her hair is Blue, as the recipients hair is blue.  At least this week.  haha  This Angie girl is called Cierra girl

To see the whole line of Angie girls go HERE!

IF you happened  here on chance and would like to start at the beginning of the hop Go visit CRYSTAL

Next on the hop is Robyn

Thanks for visiting me today,


Thursday, April 30, 2020

May Unity Challenge!

Hey guys,

 I am up on the Unity Blog again, This month we have a Floral challenge for you.

I did a Video, showing simple water coloring on flowers.

You can see it on  YouTube

Head over to the Unity blog to see the finish product. 

Have a great day, Be Safe,


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Unity April Inspiration!

Good Morning, I am up on the UNITY BLOG  Today.   Did you know Unity has an AMAZING FACEBOOK GROUP That is full of Inspiration.   Every month they do a challenge, you enter your cards to the designated album and at the end of the month they pick a few winners to receive some Unity goodness.  It's a uplifting group, I've not seen a group like this since the 2PP's days.   

  I am hosting those challenges in April, May and June.  I hope you check it out and play along.   If you go on over the the Unity blog you'll see three cards I did using the sketch.  Below, is the sketch I did and my favorite card for this weeks blog post.  Please join us, you won't regret it

A quick description of how I made the card above is on the Unity page.

Hope you are all staying in and staying safe,



August 2020 Friends of Unity Blog hop!

  Sympathy cards are one of the hardest cards to make.  I always try to make a few a head of time.  I find it extremely hard to make one...