Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Four Leaf Clover for St. Patrick's Day

Here is a St. Patrick's Day themed card with a four leaf clover.


Sentiment:
Four leaf clover.  One leaf for Hope.  One leaf for Faith.  Another for Love.  The last for Luck.

This is a simple and cute little 3-D clover that is paper pieced.
This sentiment goes perfectly with it.
With only a couple of layers and trim, this makes for a great card to help welcome Spring or to send St. Patrick's Day wishes.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is the card up close:


Link Up:  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Lucky Ones, doily, patterned paper, twine, brad, foam tape and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Bring on Spring!!

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Spring Butterfly Card & Tutorial

This is a meaningful Spring card with flowers and a 3-D butterfly.


Sentiment:  Because of you... I laugh a little harder, cry a little less and smile a lot more.

I love what it says.  This could be a card for any time, thank you, family, friendship, love, thinking of you and more.

The butterfly is pretty on its own, but I gave it movement and dimension by lifting the wings.
I wanted it to be dancing around the flowers.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for it.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Smile In Your Dreams and Butterfly Endearment, MFT dies, Copic markers, brads and ribbon.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Mother & Child Love Handmade Card

This is perfect card to celebrate motherhood.
I think it is great for mother's day, new moms, birthday and more.


Sentiment:  Mother is another name for love.  Having a child is to have your heart walk around outside of your body.

This sure is TRUE.  I love the sentiment as much as these gorgeous flowers.
The heart is popped up and includes tulle.
This was colored with watercolor pencils.

A quick tip video tutorial follows.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a closer look:


Link Up:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Fantastic Florals


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Another Name For Love by Gina K. Designs, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, My Creative Time dies and tulle.

Until next time...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Faith Tree Bible Journal Page

Here is another bible journal page.  This time,  I layered panels and journal cards.


Sentiment:  Faith plants the seed, love makes it grow.,

I started by coloring in the tree scene with Copic markers.  When I use Copics in journaling, I always do so on a separate cardstock layer, to avoid the bleed through of the colors.
Journal cards and sentiment panel, trimmed and layered, were added as accents using double-sided tape.

I can tell, this layering will bulk up the bible eventually.  But, since these images are large, I kept the layering to the pages with open spaces.

For this blog, I share the art part of my bible journaling.  I tend to keep my personal journal writing private.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this journal page:


I have a series of bible journal articles documenting my trial and error process, exploring different ways to decorate with the thin bible pages.
This may be helpful for those wanting to try out creative bible journals, art journals or planners.

If you would like to see a particular crafty technique here or a video tutorial, mention it in the comments.

Link Ups:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #270-271 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown ~ #330 Say It With Words

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Angie's Tree, Copic markers, cardstock, journal cards, double-sided tape, My Creative Bible.

Enjoy your day.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Brave & Beautiful Encouragement Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this project and the stamp of the week reminder.


Sentiment:  Twinkle twinkle little star, brave and beautiful is what you are.

This is an encouragement card with more of a breast cancer theme in pink.
The bird is duplicated and I added the tiny white dots as accents.

Here is another look:


Link Up:



Have a fabulous weekend.

Supplies:  Unity stamp of the week Twinkles & Wings, dies by Simon Says Stamp and My Creative Time, Copic markers, white Sharpie and gems.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beautiful Wishes Flower Jar 3-D & Tutorial

Today begins a new release weekend at Unity.
This is one of the lovelies featured.


Sentiment:  Hello.  Sending beautiful wishes...

I love fresh flowers, especially placed in a simple mason jar vase.
These flower have a 3-D look.  I popped up one of the clusters for the look and texture.
I mixed the sentiments so that it can be used for birthday or most any occasion.

I made a quick tip video tutorial with these flowers.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a closer look.


Link Ups:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello New Life & Hang In There Lady, Copic markers, dies by My Creative Time and Winnie & Walter.

If you would like to see a particular crafty tutorial showcased here, mention it in the comments.
Stay tuned for more new release projects through the weekend.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Fused Shaker Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a shaker style birthday card.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday

This is bright and happy with sequins, cupcake and lantern lights.
It includes a sequin pouch, made using a fuse tool and a photo sleeve.
It is easier than it seems.

I made a video tutorial for this shaker card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Here is a closer look.


This was fun to make.
If you would like to see a video tutorial with a particular crafty technique here, tell me in the comments.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Cute

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC393A 

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Kits Unexpected Places and When You Smile, sequins, Copic markers, Canson watercolor paper, photo sleeve and American Crafts We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

No Rain, No Flowers Watercolor Card

If you are looking for the Unity Blog HopGo Here.

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with these watercolor flowers.


Sentiment:  No rain, no flowers.

For a rain theme, I made a wet watercolor look with water droplets.
Using three soft watercolors, it has a rainbow look.

This card is great for encouragement, support or any time to lift spirits.

Here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp of the Week No Rain No Flowers, Prima Water Soluble Oil Pastels, MFT dies, Ranger archival ink, Pretty Pink Posh droplets and Canson watercolor paper.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Owl Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

If you are looking for the Unity Blog Hop, Go Here.

Here is an adorable owl birthday card.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday.  I'm all dressed up & ready to party.

This little fella is so cute.  I like the little bow tie and hat.
There are lots of layers and die-cuts along with a video tutorial if you want to get the look of layers.  

My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Here is a closer look:


Link Up:  Little Red Wagon Challenge #379 ~ How tweet it is

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Owl I Do Say by Lisa Arana, dies by Lil' Inker Designs and My Favorite Things, Copic markers, brad, BasicGrey paper and ribbon.

Have a great day.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bible Journal Paper Art & Quick Tip Video Tutorial

If you are looking for the Unity Blog HopGo Here.

Today, I am sharing a bible journal page decorated with paper art.


Sentiment:  Fill your mind with beauty & truth. ~ Philippeans 4:8

I love making my journal pages pretty and inspirational.

Sometimes I decorate my bible journal pages using paper art to avoid certain markers and inks bleeding through to the back side of the thin pages.

Other times, I get creative directly onto the pages themselves.
I am no expert in this area.  But, I have a few posts documenting my trial and error process.
I explore different art mediums and the outcome when used on thin bible pages directly.
These techniques can also be used in planners and other journals.
To see these posts, go to bible journaling.

I made a video tutorial for this bible page.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


I hope this encourages you to add more beauty to your journaling.
If you would like see a particular technique or project in a video tutorial, please mention it in the comments.

Link Ups:  Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes Challenge #268-269

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Grace Upon Grace by Phyllis Harris, cardstock, Copic  markers, My Creative Bible, double sided tape and Ranger archival ink.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sweet Storybook Style Thank You Card and Video

If you are looking for the Unity Blog HopGo Here.

Talk about sweetness... this is the epitome of it.
Just look at this darling storybook scene with a bear and little girl.


Sentiment:  Thank you kindly.

This is another project included in the Unity blog hop going on now.  Use this link to hop along with the Design Team.  All of the stops are posted there.

This is the adorable artwork by Phyllis Harris.
I adore the innocence of it all.

I made a quick tip video tutorial for this framed scene.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



And here is a closer look:


Awe..... right?

I will have more new release projects posting soon.

Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ The Color of Love

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Thank You Kindly, Copic markers, Pretty Pink Posh dies and sequins, Ranger archival ink.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Unity Design Team Hop & Unity Girls Video Tutorial

Today is the Unity Stamp Co. blog hop, new release and sale.
I am sharing this friendship card with an image by the talented Unity artist Angie Blom, as part of her Angie Girl line.


Sentiment:  You will always be the sister of my soul, the friend of my heart.

This is a layered friendship card that can be used for birthday and many occasions.
It is in the colors of pink, gray, black and gold.

I have a quick tip video tutorial for this layered project.
My YouTube: Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is another look:

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unity Girls by Angie Blom, dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things, Copic Markers and glitter paper.

I will be sharing more new release projects this week, so stay tuned.


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