Friday, July 20, 2018

Oh Baby! ~ MCT 81st Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hello.  It's Gaylynn here with a baby themed project for the My Creative Time 81st Edition release, blog hop and sale.

You should have arrived from Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog.


Sentiment:  Congrats.  I'm so happy for you.

MCT products used:
Baby Bump
Baby Bump Add-Ons (freebie)
Treat Envelope Die

This is a gift envelope watercolor card.  It has a built-in gift card holder.
I first added watercolor to Canson watercolor paper using Gina K Designs ink in two different colors.  For watercolor, I used an ink smooshing technique with added water and a plastic craft mat to create this look.
Once dry, I die-cut the envelope and assembled the layers.

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***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! ***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW online, in the My Creative Time Store! Use the code: JULY2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, July 27, 2018 @midnight PST.


***FREEBIE***
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Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018, @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “BABY BUMP ADD-ONS” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase.
So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.
Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this week's release. Day 1
Day 2
Day 3


And here is a closer look at today's card for someone expecting.



Hop along with us. Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks so much for visiting.  Your comments make my day. Gaylynn

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gift Card Holder ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #3

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is a masculine style birthday gift card or money holder.


Sentiment:  Have a super birthday.

MCT products used:
Treat Envelope Die
Have A Super Day
Family Is Everything Revised

For this gift card or money holder envelope, I added splatters with stamps in black, kraft and VersMark (clear) colors.  I needed this for my son's birthday, so I kept it simple with no frills but fitting for him.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white over the black die-cut layer.

The top of the envelope can be folded down.  But I decided to leave it up for easy access and to leave a little space for the sentiment.

***FREEBIE*** Baby Bump Add-Ons
Starting on Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new “BABY BUMP ADD-ONS” stamp set. This stamp set will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 50 shoppers came through, this stamp set will be available for purchase. So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's full reveal and release party.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beach watercolor card with stamping ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today's Watercolor Wednesday focuses on a Summer tropical beach watercolor scene using stamping and embossing.  This card project is up on the Unity blog.


Sentiment:  May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.
#birthdaywishes #iloveyou
The background was first heat embossed with a stamped sentiment and netting.  I added Sakura Koi watercolor for the sand and for the water.  The seashells were pre-stamped and watercolor was added to them using distress markers.  I fussy cut them out and added them to this tropical card.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this tropical beach theme watercolor card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Ocean Is Calling, Open Sky Deep Ocean, Magnolia Flowers and Hashtag Kit, watercolor paper, Sakura Koi watercolors, ColorBox ink, embossing powder and a barefoot charm.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Happy wishes.
Gaylynn

Summer Vibes ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #2

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is my tropical Summer watercolor card.


Sentiment:  Happy Summer vibes.

MCT products used:

For this card, I used Sakura Koi watercolor on the background watercolor paper.  The Summer stamps and sentiments were stamped and die-cut.  I placed them around the card to make a little Summertime scene.  Shimmer vellum was used for the leaves.  Copic markers used:  E13, YG0000, Y02, YR14, R27, YG13, G99, BG32, BG18 and E27.

Here is another look at the card.


***Sneak Peek giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Your comments make my day.  Happy Summer.
Gaylynn


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Baby Bump Card and Tag ~ MCT 81st Edition Sneak Peek #1

Today, the MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 81st Edition release.  Here is my congrats pregnancy card and gift tag.


Card Sentiment:  Congrats on your big news.  You're going to be a great Mom.

Gift tag sentiment:  Congrats.  You're going to be a Dad.

MCT products used:

These pregnancy kits are the best and so versatile for the Mom or Dad.  This card and tag are ready to be given out for congratulations.

For the card, I used distress oxide ink with water splatters, using the negative of the edge die.  I added die-cut heart layers, sentiments and the mommy-to-be.

For the bottle tag, I went with a fun sentiment for the Daddy-to-be.  It can also be used as a surprise announcement for the soon-to-be father.  

Here is another look at the card.


And, here is a closer look at the bottle tag.


***Sneak Peek giveaway!*** We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sponge Owl Wish Card ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Today's Watercolor Wednesday sponge watercolor card is up on the Unity blog.  This one has a cute owl addition.


Sentiment:  May all your wishes come true today and always.  Wish.

For this card, I made a background with distress oxide ink mixed with water.  I used a sponge technique.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for making this sponge watercolor card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Owlie Wishes by Lisa Arana, Ranger Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in peeled paint and faded jeans, mini mister, watercolor paper, Big Shot, My Favorite Things die-namics.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features for Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Happy wishes.
Gaylynn

Gift wrapped handmade cards belly band.

Sometimes, I give out a set of handmade cards as a gift.  This is a way to make a simple gift wrap for a set of cards.


For this belly band wrap, I used stamps and dies to make the band and the bird layers.  I added simple Copic coloring to the bird layer and then adhered the band together, around the card bundle.  To make the band long enough for this stack, I used two of the band die-cuts.

MCT products used on the belly band wrap:

Other supplies:  Cardstock, Copic markers E7, Y0000, E11, BG32; Big Shot machine, Pop Dots and double-sided tape.

I hope you were inspired to dress up your stationery for gift giving.  I think it gives a nice and unexpected presentation.

{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  The most recent ones are here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspirational projects.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn