Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sunflowers Inspirational Card

Today, I am sharing sunflowers with watercolor accents.


Sentiment:  It's the best feeling in the world watching things finally fall into place.

For this card, I used two types of watercolors.  The sunflowers are with watercolor pencils and the bottom portion is watercolor using Brusho powders.  I cannot get enough of the vibrant looks which the powders offer.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown #323 ~ Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge CIC388 ~ Sweet Six Award

Supplies:  Unity stamps from 9/2016 KOM Moments Between Moments, MFT die-namics, MCT dies, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Brusho Crystal Colours.

Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and 2017.
Cheers!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mermaid, Birds and Unity Hop

First up today, I am sharing this sweet watercolor mermaid card.
These projects are part of the Unity Design Team hop, going on today.


Sentiment:  Missing you.

This sweet mermaid is from Spirit of a Mermaid by Susan K. Weckesser.

She is in watercolor and layered onto the background panel.
This kit includes lots of unique sentiments for different occasions.


Next up are the cutest friendship birds from the December 2016 Kit of the Month Always Been You.
You may want to get in on the Membership(s) before January 1st to be grandfathered in at their current low price, and to be able to get past kits at a discount.

Here is my quick tip video tutorial.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Unity is having a magical discount sale ending 1-1-17.
You can get this sweet kit and so much more with huge savings.
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 —
And now go see more of what the design team has for you this week.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thank you Whale and Boat Card

Here is a tropical themed thank you card.
It features a beautiful whale and tiny boat on the horizon.


Sentiment:  Thank you for being part of my journey.

This is a tropical scene with a sunset background and ocean waters.

I used a heartfelt thank you sentiment.
Lately, there are so many people to thank for lots of different reasons, near and far.
This is just one of many cards which I shipped to my lovely mama for her to send out to some amazing well deserved people along the way.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Make It Sparkle

Tuesday Throwdown #323 Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Other Side of Fear and Monarch Journey, Tim Holtz distress ink, Copic markers, Staedtler fine liner pen, Pretty Pink Posh droplets and craft foam.

Have a lovely day.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gold Embossed Thank You Card and Tutorial

Today, I am sharing a thank you card with gold embossed accents.


Sentiment:  Thank you.  You know how to make me feel special.

I used embossing paste with a stencil to add the shiny gold dots and then layered the card panels.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial of this process.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Make It Sparkle

The Paper Girls Challenge #118 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown #323 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Special Wishes, Dreamweaver Stencils embossing paste, Faber-Castell spatula, My Favorite Things stencil, Lil' Inker Designs dies, Post-It tape and Copic markers.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

My grab bag prize winner.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my grab bag giveaway.

The winner is:

Tammy L. Sexton

Congratulations Tammy.
(She claimed her prize.) 

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Peace, Love and Daisies Inspirational Card

This is an inspirational card with a daisy and lovely sentiment.


Sentiment:  I want daisies in my hair, peace in my soul & love in my heart.

This one is colored on kraft paper and layered with coordinating pattern paper and gems.

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


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Soul Joy, BasicGrey paper, golden rhinestones, Copic markers, Inktense watercolor pencils, Sharpie and cording.

Here's wishing you daisies, peace and love.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Vintage Girl Simple Layered Card

Today, I am sharing an elegant vintage style card.


Sentiment:  You had me at hello.

I think this is great for love occasions like anniversary, Valentine's Day, I love you and more.

I made a quick tip video tutorial of this simple layered project.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Supplies:  Unity stamps from Love That Face and by Gina K. Designs Had Me At Hello, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and foam tape.

Until next time.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sympathy Card Peace Courage Memories

Today, I am sharing a floral sympathy card with a new Unity release.


Sentiment:  Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead & memories to forever hold in your heart.

I made these beautiful flowers frame and sentiment.  Splatters were added to accent the pattern paper for a pop of color.

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


Link Up:  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #260-#261 Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity stamps Peace, Courage & Memories by Gina K. Designs, Ranger Dylusions spray ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and BasicGrey paper.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Warm Inside & Giveaway ~ 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today, I am participating in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
This project includes a quick tip video.


Sentiment:  Hold on to whatever keeps you warm inside.

For this project, I masked the frame, colored with both distress ink and Copics.  All of the panels were layered and then pretty accents added.

I love the sentiment with her, especially for a non-traditional Christmas card.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial:


Unity Stamp Co. is a generous sponsor for this blog hop.
I am also giving away some of my duplicate new condition Unity stamps.


GIVEAWAY ALERT:  Bag of 10 Unity Stamps
I have a grab bag of 10 new condition Unity single stamps to give away to one random person.
"One requirement to win" ~ Leave a comment on this post that mentions my grab bag.  

"Optional" extra entries:
Leave a comment here for each extra entry for the following and a way to verify:
Like my Facebook page and comment on a post there.
Follow me on Instagram @NeatNook and comment there.
Subscribe to my YouTube Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq
Follow me on Google+
Follow my blog.
Share on social media.

Winner will be announced on this blog 12-17-16.  ENDED.

Link Ups:

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Supplies:  Unity stamps Warm Inside, Copic Markers, Distress ink pad, ink blending tool, foam tape, adhesive gems and Prima flower.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December Flowers and Quick Tip Video

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with an Inspiration Wednesday project and quick tip video.


Sentiment:  just because

This is the kind of card that can be used all year for any occasion.
It is inspired by my silk floss tree, blooming in December {here in Florida}.
It is filled with huge gorgeous flowers.



I made a quick tip video of the process:
Dimension & Watercolor Pencils.
My YouTube is Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq.


Link Up:  Fusion Card Challenge ~ It's Christmas! {sketch only}

Supplies:  Unity stamps from Inner Voice and I Want You To Know; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, paint brush, Ranger archival ink, Pretty Pink Posh droplets and Ranger watercolor paper.

Have a fabulous day.