Thursday, September 21, 2017

Storage Tips for the CardMaker Magazine Blog

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with stamp storage tips.


This is a peek at how to better organize your stamps.
Head over to the CardMaker blog for the details and more photos.

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy llama handmade card.

Today, I am sharing a cute framed llama all occasion handmade card.


Sentiment:  You make me smile.

For this card, I used a scored kraft color card base and a die-cut image panel to feature the framed llama image.  I think this card is great for most occasions or just because.


Supplies:  Artist Tierra You Make Me Smile digital stamp, Neenah cardstock, My Creative Time dies, Copic markers, foam tape, Sizzix Big Shot machine and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Watercolor poppy flowers and tutorial.

Today, I am sharing a watercolor card with poppy flowers, stems and buds.


Sentiment:  Hello friend.

These pretty flower stamped images were brought to life with watercolor pencils.  I like that it is perfectly imperfect.  The sentiment was heat embossed onto a vellum panel.
I incorporated two of the newest kits from Unity.  The flowers pieces were all separate images.  I decided to make a poppy plant with them.

Here is a quick video tutorial for these poppies.


And here it is a little closer:


Link Up:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. stamps from 9-2017 Kit of the Month Flowers, Foliage & Fall and Abundant Blessings by Lisa Arana, Ranger watercolor paper and gold embossing powder, vellum, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and brushes.

Have a lovely weekend.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dreamy card edges and video tutorial.

For the CardMaker and Spellbinders blog hop, scroll down or click here.

A love themed floral card with dreamy accents.


Sentiment:  You make my heart sing.

This was stamped with the newest Unity releases.  I made a wreath frame from flowers and branches and then added the sentiment.  To soften the look, I added a dreamy trim with white blending.
This is great for a loved one, anniversary or Valentine's Day.

Here is a video tutorial for this floral card.


A closer look:


Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Clean and Simple

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. stamps from Happy and Happy Holidays by Jolande and Marleen; Copic markers, Colorbox ink, ink blending tool, paper punch and cardstock.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mixed media style masculine birthday card.

For the CardMaker and Spellbinders blog hop, scroll down or click here.

Because, I am forever in need of birthday cards, here is a mixed media style masculine card with a birthday twist.


Sentiment:  Happy B-day.

This was stamped with a holiday kit, but it can totally work for birthdays.  I used the stars, added a birthday die-cut sentiment and mixed media watercolor to get this masculine look.

Here is a quick video tutorial for ink smooshing on this masculine card.


And here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Happy Holidays by Jolande and Marleen, Ranger archival and distress ink pads, My Creative Time and Lil' Inker Designs dies.

Link Ups:


Little Red Wagon Challenge #411 ~ Distress It

Have a great day.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

CardMaker Magazine Quick & Easy Floral Card

For the CardMaker and Spellbinders blog hop, scroll down or click here.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog with this quick and easy floral birthday card project and tutorial.


Sentiment:  Make a wish.

There is a tutorial for this and more information about this card on the CardMaker blog.

Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CardMaker Magazine and Spellbinders Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with a project for the blog hop with CardMaker Magazine and Spellbinders.

I am featuring the lovely Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for September 2017.


Sentiment:  Happy YOU day.

For this design, I used patterned paper for the background.  I wanted a soft look, so the intricate die-cut details are in white and in turquoise.  I trimmed this beautiful die-cut to fit my A2 size card.

The hop list is below. Visit and leave a comment on each of the blogs below for a wonderful prize chance sponsored by Spellbinders.  
The full list will be available on the CardMaker blog in case anyone gets lost.


Spellbinders will be hosting a giveaway on the Spellbinders blog of a one-year kit subscription.

Here is a closer look at my card.


Supplies:  Spellbinders Large Die of the Month September 2017, Unity Stamp Co. stamp from Sometimes I Wonder, BasicGrey Lucille paper, Bazzill and Neenah cardstock.

Your comments are always welcome.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Friday, September 8, 2017

Quick & easy Christmas tag card.

If you want a quick and simple handmade Christmas card layout, this one is for you.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

With a piece of patterned paper, a background stamp and sentiment, you could have a card like this in minutes.  It is easy to mass produce this for Christmas cards.
And if you change out the theme, it would be great for any occasion.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this card.


Here is a closer look:



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Merry Little Season by Angie Blom, kraft color paper, BasicGrey paper, hemp, ink and My Creative Time tag dies.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Wishing that everyone in the path of the Irma storm will remain safe.

Set of handmade Christmas gift tags.

Here is a set of three cute little handmade Christmas gift tags.


Sentiments:
By golly be jolly.
I "heart" Christmas.
Have a dashing good holiday.

They are little chicks all dressed for the holidays.  This is a new release Unity red rubber stamp kit and it is so stinkin' adorable.

 I made a quick video tutorial for these gift tags.


And here they are individually:




Link Up:  Tuesday Throwdown #359 ~ Punches and/or Dies

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. By Golly Be Jolly, My Favorite Things die-namics, kraft paper, hemp, Copic markers and ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed these.  Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sea turtle tropical birthday card.

Today, I am sharing a tropical beach card featuring a baby sea turtle and seashells.


Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of sunshine.

I adore this beach scene.   Copic markers were used on the image and a blend of distress inks for the background.

Link Ups:



Supplies:  ArtistTierra Sea Turtle and Shells, Copic markers, Ranger distress ink, Pretty Pink Posh droplets and My Creative Time dies.

Wishing safety for those in the path of the Irma storm.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Planner month page art with Copic markers.

This monthly page was decorated with one of the free kits available at Unity this weekend only.


Sentiment:  Enjoy every little thing that comes your way.

This girl and inspirational sentiment were colored in with Copic markers onto cardstock and then trimmed.  The Copics will bleed through the planner page, so I like to add finished cardstock pieces.  The roses are part of the planner itself. 

Unity is offering three of these planner gal kits free with qualifying purchase, this weekend only.

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


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Planner Gal: All Little Things by Angie Blom, Copic markers, Sizzix dies, Me & My Big Ideas The Happy Planner.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend.

Planner accents with doilies.

Here is a planner monthly tab with added accents and stamping.


Sentiment:  Be truthful, gentle & fearless.

This background is part of the planner itself.  I added doily accents with the planner gal and an inspirational sentiment.  She is colored in with Copics and then trimmed.

I made a quick video tutorial for this.


This kit is part of the Unity promotion this weekend only, free with qualifying purchase.

Link Up:  The Daily Marker 30 Day ~ Day 3

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Planner Gal: Be This by Angie Blom, Copic markers, doily, Me & My Big Ideas The Happy Planner.

Until next time.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Planner art loving life.

My new planner got a little decoration with the new Unity planner gals.


Sentiment:  Success is loving life and daring to live it.

The Planner Gal line from Unity includes a girl and a sentiment.  These fit nicely in planners, journals, bible journaling and on cards.  I dolled up September in my planner with this pretty girl.

I made a quick video tutorial on the accents.


Link Up:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Planner Gal:  Loving Life by Angie Blom; Me & My Big Ideas Happy Planner, Copic markers, gold thread, Sizzix dies and washi tape.

Thank you for visiting.

Grow into dreams baseball boy card.

Here is a card made with the lovely art by ArtistTierra.  Tierra asked me to be part of her design team to create pretty things promoting her Etsy shop.  I am honored to do just that.
I have created with her images through Unity Stamp Co. and now for her own shop as well.  She is incredibly talented and super sweet.


Sentiment:  Dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them.

This little guy reminds me of my son when he was little.  I miss those baseball years.
The sentiment is encouraging and so true.

Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes


Supplies:  Artist Tierra Baseball Boy & Glove, Copic markers, MFT die-namics and foam tape.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Watercoloring & Accents with Bible Journaling

** If you are looking for the Unity blog hop, scroll down or click HERE. **

Today, I am sharing another bible journal page.  I used watercolor and die-cut accents.


He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge...  Psalm 91:4

This passage was highlighted on another project and on its corresponding page, using a different image.  This one is with the newest Phyllis Harris / Unity stamp release.
Watercolor paper was used for the image and watercoloring.  I cut it out and added more die-cut details, for this page.

If you want to see more of my bible journal posts click Bible Journal.
I share my trial and error techniques for adding art to the thin bible pages.
If you have suggestions for a particular tutorial, I would love to hear them.  Comments are always welcome.

Here is a video tutorial for this bible journal page.


And here is the page, a little closer:


Link Ups:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #296 - #297 Anything Goes

HLS August Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Feathers, Wings & Refuge by Phyllis Harris, Ranger watercolor paper & archival ink, Sakura Koi watercolors, My Creative Bible and MFT die-namics.

I would love to hear from you.  Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Unity Blog Hop ~ Lucky to have you watercolor card.

Hi, Gaylynn here with a project for the Unity Stamp Co. blog hop.


Sentiment:  I am so lucky to have you!

This is one of the brand new Phyllis Harris stamp releases with Unity, called So Lucky To Have You.
I just love this sweet scene, perfect for friendship, family or love occasions.

This card has watercolor, die-cut and flower accents.
I made a quick tip video tutorial showing the process.


After you hop, remember to check out the sale and release in the Unity shop.

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Here is a closer look at today's card:


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, August 21, 2017

Gold Watercolor Layered Butterflies

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this butterfly project.


Sentiment:
Savor the beauty of life and believe that each moment in time is a new beginning.

The top butterfly layers are in gold watercolor.  I cut them out and layered them all for a dimensional and shimmer look.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this butterfly card.


And here is a closer look:


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Add A Sentiment

HLS August Watercolor Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Never Be Afraid 8/2017 Kit of the Month, My Creative Time dies, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolor, Canson watercolor paper, Ranger jet black archival ink, water brush, foam tape and Pop Dots.

Thanks for visiting.  Come back again soon.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Inspirational Feathers Mixed Media Canvas

Today, I am sharing a 5" x 7" inspirational mixed media canvas.


Sentiment:  She's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker.  She sees possibility everywhere.

This was made with two of the beautiful new Unity releases.
I loved the feathers, so I used lots of them and made a frame for the wonderful sentiment.  The vintage look was just what I was going for.

I used a few techniques and color blending in a quick video tutorial.


Link Ups:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Forward and ThroughDreamer-Thinker-Doer each by Artist Tierra; Ranger distress ink and watercolor paper; Gesso, Liquitex Matte Gel, Dylusions ink spray, 5"x7" Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas, Copic markers, dictionary, hemp and adhesive pearls.

Monday, August 14, 2017

My creative space is featured on the CardMaker blog.

Today, I am up on the CardMaker Magazine blog.
They are sharing a look into my creative space.  Here is a peek.


There is more about it and more photos on their blog.
Click CardMaker Magazine to see the full article.  Go take a look.


Thank you for visiting.  Have a lovely day.

Friday, August 11, 2017

CardMaker & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn.
Today, the design teams from both CardMaker Magazine blog and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog are sharing projects in a blog hop.
You should have arrived from Maureen's blog.

The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps site is sponsoring four lovely prize packages each valued over $40 so be sure to comment on each blog in the hop.

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Today is my birthday.  This hop is a great way to begin my day.
Here is my project using the lovely Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.


Sentiment:  A little note to say you are terrific.

The flowers and leaves were stamped and heat embossed onto watercolor paper and then painted with watercolor.  The dies easily cut out the beautiful posies for placement.  The leaves and sentiment shimmer in gold.  I love the flowers and the encouraging sentiment.

Here is a closer look:


Many thanks to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and to CardMaker for this super fun co-hop.
Remember to leave a comment and then continue with the hop.

*** Your next stop in the hop is Nora. ***

The full hop list is available on the CardMaker blog in case you get lost along the way.

Supplies:  CAS-ual Fridays Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-dies, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors, Ranger white and gold embossing powder, paper crimper and Pop Dots.

Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Vintage flower thinking of you card.

Here is vintage mixed media style flower handmade card with matching envelope.


Sentiment:  Thinking sweet & lovely thoughts of you today and always.

I think this is a great all occasion card for birthdays and more.
I used mixed media techniques for this one, using a dictionary page, gel medium, watercolor and paint spritz.  I like that it is perfectly imperfect.

There is no video for this one.  The battery exhausted during the process.  Maybe I can repeat this process in the near future with a different design.

Here it is a little closer:


Link Up:  HLS August Watercolour Challenge ~ Bloom

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hello Beautiful by Jolande & Marleen, dictionary page, doily, paint spritzer, Ranger distress markers and Archival ink.

Have a great day.

Hello It's Me Flower on Vellum Card

Today, I am up on the Unity blog for Inspiration Wednesday with this flower card.


Sentiment:  Hello it's ME.

For this card, I used a favorite technique of mine, coloring on vellum.
I also used heat embossing, die-cuts and pretty soft layers.

Here is mood board inspiration I found on Pinterest.


I made a quick video tutorial for my flower card:


And here is a closer look.


Link Up:  The Paper Players PP356 Theme Challenge ~ The Great Outdoors

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. kits by Jolande & Marleen Hello It's Me and Hello Beautiful, vellum, Copic markers, powder tool, VersaMark, Ranger embossing powder, heat tool, kraft paper and MFT die-namics.

Have a wonderful day.