Friday, January 19, 2018

MCT 75th Edition Release Blog Hop & Sale! Love is in the air.....

Hello, it's Gaylynn here for the My Creative Time 75th Edition release, blog hop and sale.


Sentiment:  Congrats

For this card, I made  little heart shaker by combining two of the heart dies and layering My Mind's Eye papers and clear cardstock.  I added sequins, a congrats die-cut and tan hemp to embellish the card.  This kind of card is great for any congratulations theme, but especially for love occasions like engagement, wedding or even a bridal shower.  

My daughter just got engaged, so this little lovely is going out to her.  We are so excited for her.

MCT products used for today's project:
More Scalloped Heart Dies
XOXO Border Dies
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More

Here is a look at the new releases that I used on today's card.

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Here are my sneak peeks for this release.  The details for the projects below are on my previous sneak peek blog posts.





Here is a closer look at today's card.


***BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $50 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 here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Ne...! Use the code: JAN2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, Jan 27, 2018 @midnight PST.

Emma
Emily
Gaylynn (You are here.)
Jessica (Next)
Katie
Kendra
Laurie
Liz
Ruthie

I hope you enjoyed my projects. I appreciate and look forward to your comments.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Jessica.

Have a "lovely" day.
Gaylynn

Birthday cake and flowers pastel handmade card.

This is a soft and sweet handmade birthday card featuring a pastel birthday cake with flowers.


Sentiment:  Wishing a very special person a very special birthday.

For this card, I used Copic markers to softly color the cake and flowers.  Then I framed the image using distress ink with masking.  I added a die-cut scalloped edge trimming and clear droplets for accents.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how this card comes together.


Here is a closer look.


Link Up:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Blossomy Confection by Angie Blom, Winnie and Walter dies, Ranger archival and distress ink, painter's tape, Copic markers, Simon Says Stamp paper and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Have a "sweet" day.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MCT 75th Edition Sneak Peek #3 ~ Cute Heart Tag Die

Today, I am sharing sneak peek #3, another of the My Creative Time 75th Edition new releases.
This is from the set releasing this Friday, January 19, 2018.
This one is called Cute Heart Tag Die.


Sentiments:
I Adore You.
Happy Valentine's Day

This tag die creates the cutest interactive heart fold.  It include layers to fit the inside and the outside of the heart.  So many possibilities.  I used silver glitter paper and pattern paper layers along with extra heart die-cuts that I had on hand.

MCT products used:
Cute Heart Tag Die (releasing 1-19-18)


Here is a look at the inside of this heart 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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)

Visit Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team has for you today!

Check out my sneak peek #1 here and my #2 sneak peek here.
Don't forget about the full reveal of the MCT 75th Edition release, blog hop and sale, tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MCT 75th Edition Sneak Peek #2 ~ XOXO Border Dies

Today, I am sharing a sneak peek at another of the My Creative Time 75th Edition new releases.
This is from the die set releasing this Friday, January 19, 2018.
The set is called XOXO Border Dies.


Sentiment:  I love you.

I wanted a masculine love card, and so I left this without my usual bling and twine.  I left it simply layered with the xoxo, heart and love dies.  It was stamped a bit and then gold embossed.  The addition of the gold glitter paper for the love die was bling enough.

MCT Products used:
XOXO Border Dies (releasing 1-19-18)
More Stitched Scallop Dies (releasing 1-19-18)


Here is my card a little closer.


***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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)
Visit Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team has for you today!

Check out yesterday's sneak peek here. See you here tomorrow for more sneaks.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MCT 75th Edition Sneak Peek #1 More Scalloped Heart Dies!

Today, I am sharing a sneak peek at one of the My Creative Time new releases.
This is from the die set releasing this Friday, January 19, 2018.
The set is called More Scalloped Heart Dies!
This set has a total of 5 dies!



Sentiment:  Happy heart day!

For this kit, I used the larger heart dies with patterned paper, other accent dies and a stamp.  I distressed the edges in walnut stain distress ink and added tan hemp.

MCT products used:

More Scalloped Heart Dies (releasing 1-19-18)


Here is a closer 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 & 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 & let's start spreading the word! ;)
Visit Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team has for you today!
See you here tomorrow for more sneak peeks.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dimensional flowers and microbeads birthday card.

Today, I am sharing a birthday card in flowers, made for a special lady.


Sentiment:  You are amazing.  Happy birthday.

This card includes dimensional pop up flowers, Copic coloring and a touch of microbeads as accents.  I gave it a soft pastel look in pink, teal and gold.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this floral birthday card.


And here is a closer look.


(Mixed style between shabby chic and classy and elegant.  Taking inspiration from the pink and white colors and also the flowers.)


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. My Dear Friend Uniquely Unity, Copic markers, microbeads, and My Creative Time dies.

We are having a birthday celebration Unity blog hop in honor of Angela, throughout the weekend.  Hop along with us.  Happy birthday Angela!!


Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lift me up birds with Copic markers and die-cuts.

This is an adorable thank you card with a winter theme.
It is part of the Unity birthday celebration for Angela.
Check out the Unity blog hop, release and sale, in full swing this weekend.


Sentiment:  You always lift me up in my time of need.  Thank you.

For this card, I used the adorable birdies, colored in Copics, patterned paper and an edge die-cut.  The flags and sentiment tag were hand cut.  Then, I added embellishments with sequins and a twine bow.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing the process for this bird card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Another look at the card.


Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use patterned paper.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Lift Me Up Birdies by Tierra Jackson, Lil' Inker Designs dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copic markers, hemp and BasicGrey paper.

Remember to visit the Unity blog hop with prize chances.

Have a great day.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Happy New Year ~ Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop

Happy birthday to Angela.
We are having a celebration blog hop for Angela's birthday, Unity's fearless leader.
Hooray!!!

It's Gaylynn here with project inspiration for the Unity Stamp Co. blog  hop and stamp release.


Sentiment:
We are in each other's lives for a reason.  Thank you for showing up.

I really love the gnomes sitting in the garden.  What a CUTE couple.  I have heard that they also look a little like wizards.  Fun and cute, either way.

For this card, I used colored pencils and colored pens.  I like to dab a bit of colored pen here and there to accent and make it pop more, especially with the soft look of the pencils.

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


And here is the card up close.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Showing Up Gnome, Lil' Inker Designs die, standard colored pencils, Staedtler triplus fineliner pens and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

The design team is sharing projects on their blogs for this blog hop.  You don't want to miss all of the inspiration.
Hop along with us.

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We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop for your chance to win. — PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT ON THE UNITY BLOG. —

Echo 
                     Gaylynn "You are here."
         Heather  "Next"
Kary 
Kris 
Lisa 


Your next stop in the hop is Heather.

Remember to visit the Unity shop.
Have a fabulous day.  Happy New Year.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Inspiration Wednesday with Unity

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


Sentiments:

Be kind
Keep honest
Laugh lots
Work hard
Smile often
Serve
Have courage
Be thankful
Stay strong
Love always

I paired the girl with this amazing message and then used watercolor.  The background was made using gloss gel medium, a stencil and glitter. 

Here is a quick video tutorial showing the process.


Here is a look at this card a little closer.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Twinkle January 2018 Kit of the Month, MFT stencil, Liquitex gloss heavy gel medium, spatula, glitter, Ranger distress markers, watercolor paper and Archival ink in jet black.

Thank you for visiting.
Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tag it Tuesday with My Creative Time

Hello and welcome to my Tag it Tuesday project for My Creative Time.


This is one of the tags that I created for Christmas.  But it can easily be converted to any theme.

For this tag, I stamped the candy canes and then die-cut it along with the tag layers.  The joy word is also a die-cut, allowing the gold glitter background to show through.  It was quick and easy to do with just one kit.  The tag dies can be used for many occasions.

MCT Kit used: 

Thank you for stopping by.
Gaylynn

Monday, January 8, 2018

Encouragement flowers and hearts.

Sometimes, a pretty handmade card showing support for a friend or family member is perfect to brighten their day.


Sentiment:  Life can be tough darling, but so are you.

This card was made using background script stamping as well as repeat stamping of the flowers.
I just love the tiny flower and thought it would look nice as a garden scene.

Here is a quick video on how I made the card and the background.


I added hearts and twine in the coordinating colors of red and teal.
Here is the card a little closer.


Link Up:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Something New
(new stamps and dies)

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. So Very Grateful & Hug kits, MFT ink and dies, punch, twine and Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

Have a great day.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Love and happiness congratulations card.

Sending snail mail adds a personalized touch and shows that you care, more than a text or post can.  Here is a pretty way to send a greeting for celebrations.  It would make a nice congratulations, wedding or house warming card.


Sentiment:  May your home be filled with happiness and your heart filled with love.

The flowers were colored softly with Copics and the background was made with heat embossing and worn music stamping.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this card.


I love the soft look of this.  The worn music background shines beautifully in person.

Here is a closer look:


Link Up:

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #373 ~ Silver and/or Gold ~ Top 3 Winner

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. So Very Grateful and Worn Music, MFT die-namics, Ranger ink and embossing powder, VersaMark, Misti, Copic markers.

Happy New Year.
Stay warm.

Thankful tulips handmade card.

Here is a thank you floral card made with tulips.


Sentiment:  So thankful for kindness like yours.

This was made with repeat stamping of the tulips and also by embellishing the sentiment.
Sometimes, less is more.  I decided that the tulips were perfect without adding color.  So I dressed up the sentiment panel with a punched scallop trim, twine and adhesive pearls.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this tulip card.


And here is the card close-up.


Link Up:

Just Us Girls Challenge #422 ~ Word Week Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Kindness Like Yours, My Creative Time die, Bazzill paper, punch, adhesive pearls and hemp.

Thanks so  much for stopping by.
Happy New Year.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Blog Hop and My Creative Time 48 Hour Flash Sale

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with my very first post for My Creative Time, as a design team member.  As a long time fan and customer, I am super excited about designing for MCT.  Thank you Miss Emma.

Good morning and welcome to another "48 Hour Flash Sale!" This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday,  January 7, 2018 @ 7am PST. 

We have an AMAZING new kit we are showcasing!  This kit will consist of a stamp set with coordinating dies along with a coordinating STENCIL!  I am SUPER EXCITED to share this new "EXCLUSIVE" kit with all of you!  Now, since this is an "EXCLUSIVE" kit, basically once these kits are sold out, they are gone FOREVER! 

This is SUCH A FUN kit, I cannot wait for you to see all the projects the team has created using it! Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! 

Here is my project with these lovely stamps, dies and the stencil.


Sentiment:  You make my heart happy!

I introduce to you:

For this card, I made a background panel with the stencil along with heavy gloss gel medium and silver glitter.  I die-cut the larger hearts and the love word.  Then, I made an inlaid heart and stamped the sentiments.  Once the background was dry, I layered it all to finish.

Here is a look during the process:


And here is the card a little closer:


MCT kits used:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store!  Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Emma 
Liz 

Come hop along with us for some AMAZING inspiration using this new kit from the team!  :)

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica.
If you get lost along the way, the blog hop begins at Miss Emma's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Creative Time Design Team Announcement

Today, I am super excited to announce my addition to the My Creative Time design team family.
MCT has been a part of my creative journey from nearly the beginning, years ago, as a customer and fan.
It is an honor to now work with Miss Emma among all of these talented ladies, as a designer, showcasing the amazing MCT products.


Be sure to take a look at the My Creative Time blog and store.

Happy New Year to you and yours.
Gaylynn