[6.11.2015] unity thursday

Video Day for Unity Thursday

Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on.
We start a brand new {Be Inspired} Challenge today and it is a beauty.

smile it’s your day

dahlhouse designs | 6.2015 smile its your day

I used the brand new Smile It’s Your Day stamp kit with the colors from the challenge.  I stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with Distress Inks.  It was super easy using a waterbrush.  I added some glitter glue to the flowers, but the camera didn’t quite pick up the shine.

I also have some videos and cards to share from the past.  Trying to catch up.

dahlhousedesigns | 6.2015 fathers day

This is my dad’s Father’s Day card.  We celebrated it early, so I am safe to share.   🙂  Here is a quickie video showing how this all came together.


frankly said

dahlhouse designs | 6.2015 awesome giftcard

When I designed Frankly Said, I had this idea in mind.  I’m always giving gift cards… always.  There are thousands of ways to dress up a gift card holder and now I have the prefect stamp to help me out.

I have a quickie video for this as well.  I love how water interacts with Distress Inks.  So pretty.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

Here are all the girls hopping today…  just click on the next pretty girl in line.



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Awesome Gift Card


  1. heidimuska

    Cool cards! Awesome job! 🙂

  2. Gaylynn

    Beautiful designs and stamping, Lisa. I like the new stamps too. Have a great weekend.

  3. Ruby M

    Gorgeous work. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Brittany M.

    Beautiful!!!!! Seiously love your frankly said stamp set…i too always give gift cards to people, that stamp is perfect!!!!!

  5. lostinpaper

    You continue to shine, can’t wait to get a minute to watch your videos (am heading out to ride roller coasters today with my sister…. hence, a nice light brekky lol). Have a great weekend!

  6. Becky Smith

    Loved your projects, and I always appreciate a video to go along!

  7. D.Ann C

    Fab projects! Love that color combo of pale green and brown! and that gorgeous frankly said bag!!

  8. Shelly B

    Very inspiring and I love the helpful videos!

  9. Lindsey

    As usual, amazing cards, Lisa! You are really showing how it’s done watercoloring with distress inks. 😉 And I think that’s the first time I’ve seen the fish bg in action — looks great!

  10. Amanda Rhodes

    I love your cards! I enjoyed watching the videos.

  11. kconner1961

    Love the color challenge card. Love the delicate touch you always have!

  12. Kris B

    Wonderful projects! Love the new sentiment set, your water-coloring is fabulous! love the gift card pocket!

  13. Rebecca Yahrling

    Love all your cards. Great sentiments. Really like the gift card holder & the colors – very pretty.

  14. deborah345

    Awesome cards, great videos. Love the gift card idea, great greeting with that one

  15. karenladd

    Oooh, love the effect you got with the distress inks and really like the fish background!! Wonderful masculine cards!

  16. Crimson Owl Creations

    Love your Father’s Day card! Great colors!

  17. Diana Soling

    Oh my, love the layouts of your cards. They are so stunning!!

  18. Mary Holshouser

    the paper and layering on the second card is so pretty. have several fishermen in the family and this would be great to use for them. the flowers in the first card are so soft and pastel. Beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

  19. Beth

    Love the fathers day card.

  20. Sweet April

    Lovely projects,each one is unique and colorful.I loved the gift card holder,outstanding!

  21. sherry butcher

    Great cards, love this LAUNCH! TFS.

  22. Sue D

    Love your creative cards.

  23. D~DesignsByDragonfly

    Love your great cards. The sweet flower one is my fav. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  24. ionabunny

    Great cards. I do like that fish stamp. Hugz

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