Monday, July 24, 2017

Set of Holiday Snowman Gift Tags Joy Happy Love

Here is a set of holiday tags with the snowmen on kraft color paper.
I love how the colors pop this way.


Sentiment:  Joy Happy Love

My favorite thing about this snowman is the hair.  How FUN.
We don't get to play in the snow here in Florida, but we do make sand snowmen.  haha

Here is a quick video tutorial for these cute Christmas snowman tags:


Another look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wintertime Friends, Copic markers, white colored pencil, washi tape and MFT die-namics.

I hope this inspires you to get a jump on the holiday tag making. :)

Christmas In July Gift Tags

Getting a jump on the holidays with Christmas tags...


Sentiment:  Shine Bright

This snowman was lightly colored and layered for a set of cute gift tags.  The star has tiny glitter stars which sparkle so much better in person,

Here is a quick video tutorial for them:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Wintertime Friends, My Favorite Things & My Creative Time dies, Copic markers and glitter.

Until next time...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Watercolor Daisies Miss You Handmade Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this daisy card.


Sentiment:  I miss you a little too much, a little too often & a little more every day.

Watercolor was used to color in the daisies.  I trimmed the card using lace, lacey die-cuts and patterned paper.  I wanted it to have a warm country look.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this daisy card.


And here it is a little closer:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. There Are Always Flowers July 2017 Layers of Life and Too Much Too Often Daisies; Prima water soluble oil pastels, lace and BasicGrey paper.

Have a lovely summer weekend.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CardMaker blog project today... Make a wish.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with this make a wish flower card.


I am showing a tutorial on my favorite craft technique.
To see the full project post, tutorial and the details, click CardMaker to be directed there.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Baby boy unicorn congratulations card...

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Here is a cute baby boy congratulations handmade card.


Sentiment:  Congrats on the cute new poop machine.

This one is funny but so cute and light hearted.  I made one similar a while back with a girl theme.  I just switched out the colors and papers.  It makes a great shower or baby card,

Here is a closer look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Unicorns & Rainbows and Stinkin Cute Add On; My Mind's Eye paper, Copic markers, Lil' Inker Designs dies and hemp.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bible Journal Girl ~ Today is a Gift

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Today, I am sharing another bible journal page.


Sentiment:  Today is a gift.

For this page, I combined stamping, coloring and rub-on embellishments.
For the girl, I used Copic markers and fine liner pens on trimmed cardstock.  When I color with Copics, I always do so on a separate paper piece because of the bleed through of the ink.
I do this with stamping sometimes too, depending on the ink used.

I used a sheet of decorative rub-on embellishments that easily added a pretty background for this planner girl and sentiment.

If you would like to see more of my bible journaling projects, click bible journal.
I documented different techniques while experimenting with decorating on the thin bible pages.

Here is a quick tip video of this planner girl page.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Planner Gal:  Today, Copic markers, cardstock, Fancy Pants Designs rub-ons, My Creative Bible, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens.

Thanks for visiting.

Friday, July 14, 2017

CardMaker & Craftin Desert Diva's Summer Blog Hop

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Hi, Gaylynn here with a project for the collaboration blog hop with CardMaker and Craftin Desert Divas.  The full hop lineup is on the CardMaker blog.
Hop along with us.  Craftin Desert Divas, is hosting a $75 CDD shop credit prize.




For this beach scene, I used Ranger distress oxide inks to blend the background and to watercolor the gator.   These cute summer images are from the Summer Vibin' stamp kit by Craftin Desert Divas.  

I made a video tutorial for this beach scene.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Your next stop on the hop is the talented Waleska Galindo.

Have a wonderful Summer.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unity July Blog Hop & Fairy Joy Girl Card

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. design team blog hop.  Hop along with us.

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Here is a happy card featuring a sweet fairy girl surrounded by joy.


A frame was made by repeating the joy sentiment around the fairy.
I used markers and fine pens to color in this sweet image.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this fairy card.


And here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Fairy Dust by Susan Weckesser, Copic markers and Staedtler Fineliner Pens.

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Hop along and then check out the Unity store for all of the new releases and the sale.

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 —


Monday, July 10, 2017

Flower Vases All Occasion Card

Here is an all occasion card with flowers in vases.


Sentiment:  Sending beautiful wishes.

I wanted this to look bright and sunny.
The blended background and the watercolor was made using distress ink pads.  I masked the edges to make a frame.
This is perfect for celebrations like birthday, congratulations and more.

Here is another look:


Link Ups:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Free Your Dreams & Hang In There Lady; Ranger distress ink pads & watercolor paper; Winnie and Walter dies.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Love your story ~ Uniquely Unity July 2017 kit.

Here is a project for Unity's new July monthly membership kit Uniquely Unity.
I believe it will be called Whole Love Story.


Sentiment:  Love your whole story, even if it hasn't been the perfect fairy tale.

This features a girl with flowers, colored in with Copic markers.
I dry embossed the background and accented with a vine trim.

I made a quick tip video tutorial for this girl.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (flowers)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. July 2017 Uniquely Unity Whole Love Story kit, Copic markers, embossing folder, paper punch, hemp and foam tape.

Have a lovely day.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Birthday owl balloons card.

This cute owl Unity kit includes so many fun sentiments.  This card is for a birthday.


Sentiment:  I hope your birthday is full of cake and balloons and love and laughter.

This adorable owl was colored in with Copics.  I overlapped a sentiment tag and added a few adhesive gems.

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


And here it is a little closer:


Link Up:  The Challenge #88 Keywords "birthday"

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes, Copic markers and adhesive gems.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Today we celebrate you owl card.

This is an adorable celebration card featuring an owl and balloons.


Sentiment:  Today, we celebrate you.

This is an all occasion card, great for birthday, congratulations, memorial, graduation and more.
I think this little owl is the cutest, especially surrounded by all these balloons.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial with Copic coloring and sentiment placement.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is another look:


Link Up:  Just Us Girls Challenge #400 Word Week "Celebrate"

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hugs, Kisses & Birthday Wishes, Copic markers, Avery Elle dies and adhesive gems.

Until next time...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sending Hugs Mixed Media Style Card

This is a mixed media style flower card.


Sentiment:  Sending hugs.

For this card, I used the new Tim Holtz distress oxide ink as watercolor.  I love it.  It has a chalk like soft look when dry.  And so, I finished the image panel with a matte gel medium.  I felt that it needed the extra coating to set the colors and to prevent a water reaction from the oxide ink.  I was pleasantly surprised that the final colors came out more vivid.

Here is a closer look:


Included in:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Happiness Blooms Layers of Life kit, My Favorite Things die-namics, Ranger watercolor paper and distress oxide ink, Liquitex matte gel medium and Stick It adhesive sheets.

Hugs.

Monday, June 26, 2017

You Are Enough Beach Girl Watercolor Card

Here is an encouragement watercolor beach girl card.


Sentiment:  You are enough

This is great for encouragement.  I colored this peaceful beach scene with watercolor and added a die-cut anchor.  This girl is right where I would like to be, at the beach.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this card.


A closer look:


Link Ups:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Patience Girl by Angie Blom, dies by My Creative Time and Avery Elle, silver cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, Prima water soluble oil pastels and brushes.

Have a lovely week.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beach Girl & Bear Thank You Watercolor Card

Here is a sweet watercolor beach scene with a girl and a teddy bear.


Sentiment:  Thanks for being there.

This image is in watercolor and is accented with a silver anchor and patterned paper trim.
I just love the sweetness.

Here is a video tutorial for this card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Link Ups:


Just Us Girls #399 ~ Photo Week Summer Vacation

Supplies:  Unity Stamp co. Friend In Me by Phyllis Harris, Sakura Koi watercolor, dies by My Creative Time and Winnie & Walter; Ranger watercolor paper and cardstock.

Enjoy your day.

Cute Friendship Watercolor Card with Paper Crimping

This is a watercolor friendship card for almost any occasion or just because.


Sentiment:  You've got a friend in me.

This is a sweet image by Phyllis Harris.  I used watercolor and for the background, a paper crimper.  This reminds me of my little niece and nephew.

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


This is a close up:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Meant For Adventure & Friend In Me kits by Phyllis Harris; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, brushes, paper crimper, tag punches, MFT die-namics and cardstock.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Patterned Paper

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (watercolour & bright)

Have a great day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Birthday Gift Card or Money Holder

Today, I am sharing a gift card or money holder with a sweet image.


Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of your favorite things.

This card doubles as a gift.  The inside has a pocket to hold a gift card or cash.

Here is the inside.


I made a quick tip video tutorial on how to make this tri-fold gift holder.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sunny Days by Phyllis Harris & I Consider You Special kits; Copic markers, double-sided adhesive, BasicGrey paper and twine.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper

The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday, square)

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bible Journaling ~ Beach Girl with Copics

Here is a bible journal page with a tropical beach scene and an inspirational message.


Sentiment:  Sorrow looks back.  Worry looks around.  Faith looks up.

This girl and beach scene was colored in with Copic markers onto a separate cardstock panel.   I do not recommend Copics directly onto the bible pages. They tend to bleed through the pages.

If  you are interested in tips, I have a series of bible journal posts, documenting techniques used to decorate creatively on the thin bible pages.  It is a trial and error process for me.

I made a quick tip video tutorial on simple layering with bible journaling.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Included in:  Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288 - #289 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Faith Looks Up by Phyllis Harris, My Creative Bible, Copic markers and double-sided tape.

Until next time.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day.


Sentiment:  Happy Father's Day.  When you didn't have my hand, you had my back.

This is a heartfelt Father's Day card.  This is especially fitting for fathers of adult or grown children.  I like the saying and the vintage feel of the card.

Here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

Tuesday Throwdown #347 For the Men


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You are a Classic, Beary Best Dad & Bonus Dad; My Creative Time dies, BasicGrey paper and Ranger distress oxide ink.

Cheers to all the dads out there and to the ones who love like dad's.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Mouse Circle

This is an adorable mouse & heart thank you card.


Sentiment:  Just a little thank you.

I made a peek-a-boo window for the mouse, colored it with Copics and used floral patterned paper for accent.

Here is a quick tip video of the process:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


This sweet mouse stamp by Unity is offered free this weekend only on orders over $50.  It is not yet available for sale.

Supplies:  Unity Mice Lil' Thank You, Copic markers, BasicGrey paper and twine.

Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June Unity Blog Hop and New Release

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  Today, the Unity Stamp Co. design team is having a blog hop with pretty inspiration along the way and prizes.


Sentiment:  Hello

This is a sweet new mini kit called Hello Little Birdie, by Tierra Jackson.  Look at that face, awe.

For this card, I added a frame of glue and glitter and then layered all of the panels.
I used distress markers and a brush to watercolor the sweet bird.

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


And here is a closer look:


Below are two more projects with the new mini kits.



This includes the girl from the new mini kit Proud of You, Girl by Angie Blom.  
(Mini kit image is smaller than the past KOTM image shown here.)
The sentiment is from Beautiful One



And this flower card includes two step stamping with the new mini kit Always By Your Side by Angie Blom and Lisa Arana.
(Mini kit image is smaller than the past KOTM image shown here.)
The sentiment is from Beautiful One.

Hop along with us and then shop the Unity sale.

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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 on the Unity blog.