Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hearts Lollipop Holder ~ My Creative Time Whatever Wednesday

Today, this Valentine's Day treat project is featured on the My Creative Time blog for their Whatever Wednesday post.


This little lollipop holder is decorated with some of my favorite MCT products.

Stitched Lollipop Holder Die

Puffy Hearts Just For You Stamp Set


This was easy to put together.
I die-cut all of the flower layers in vellum, die-cut the lollipop holder, the xoxo and the hearts.  Then I adhered all of the flower layers together and topped with a red heart.  I stamped the kraft color pop die with red polka dot hearts.  Then I added more tiny hearts and the xoxo in white.  For a little sparkle, I added dots of silver glitter glue to the flower petals.  A little bit of red tulle was added to the pop stick.  The lollipop holder was fastened together with tan hemp, tied on the back side of the holder.

I really like the colors of red, white and kraft together in this project.

If you would like to see a particular technique featured or just want to say hello, leave a comment below.  I look forward to your comments.

Be sure to visit Miss Emma's blog at My Creative Time for more creative projects for today and then shop MCT.

Have a wonderful day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

We are lucky ducks to know you handmade card.

Today, I am sharing a sweet thank you or thinking of you handmade card with the cutest ducklings in a garden.


Sentiment:  We are lucky ducks to know you.

These are baby ducks and I made them a golden brown color with hints of yellow coming through.  They just look so sweet with flowers all around them.  I decided to make a background with complementing patterned paper from my stash.  Easy layering features the ducks perfectly.

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to easily layer different papers with stamping.


I like the sentiment.  This is great for thinking of you, thank you or most other occasions.

Here is a close up of the card.


Link Ups:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Layer it Up

The Paper Players Challenge #PP378 Sketch Challenge

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Lucky Little Ducks, BasicGrey paper, Copic markers and MFT die-namics.

I hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

An adorable moose birthday pun card.

This is a cute little pun card featuring the moose by Tierra Jackson for Unity.


Sentiment:  It moose be your birthday.

This darling moose was colored with Copic markers and the sentiment was framed using die-cuts.  This is just another one of the cute animals Tierra has created for stamping and card making.

Here is a quick video tutorial shower how this card was accented.


Here is the card a little closer.


I kept the colors soft yet woodsy looking.  Look at that face.  Aweee.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Moose,  MFT die-namics, twine and Copic markers.

I hope you enjoyed this.  If you would like to request a particular crafty technique or just want to say hello, leave a comment.  Have a great day.

Spring time girl just because card.

This is Elise Girl by Angie Blom, one of Unity's newest releases.  I like the Spring look of this with the flowers and the birds.


Sentiment:  Just saying hello.

This is an all occasion or thinking of you handmade card.  I gave her a rose gold glitter border trim accent.  I also included Copic coloring, gold sequins and blue adhesive pearls.

I included a quick video tutorial for this girl.


Here is a closer look at the card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Elise Girl and So Very Grateful, Spellbinders and MFT dies, Copic markers, sequins, adhesive pearls and glitter paper.

Thanks for visiting. :)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

A watercolor nautical card for Unity's SMAK Saturday.

Today, this nautical watercolor card is up on the Unity blog for the SMAK Saturday post.


Sentiment:  Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.

It delights me to see tropical stamps, especially when they can be used in different mediums and for different occasions, not to mention for both guys and gals.  This is a mixed media style used, in this case, for card making.  I layered the net and the ship wheel stamping onto watercolor paper and then added watercolor.  

Here is a video tutorial on the ink smooshing watercolor process for this card.


And here is the card up close.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Ocean is Calling January 2018 SMAK kit, MFT dies, Copic markers, Ranger archival ink, distress ink, ink sprays and watercolor paper.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A watercolor floral anniversary handmade card and video tutorial.

Sometimes, a couple of flowers is all that is needed to accent a great sentiment on a card.


Sentiment:
May your love grow more beautiful with every passing year.
Happy Anniversary.

For this card, I used a cake stamp which was topped with flowers.  They were so pretty that I wanted to use the flowers on their own for this project.  I used watercolor and then cut the clusters out.  I love how they accent the card sentiment.

A quick video tutorial shows how this anniversary handmade card was made.


Here is a closer look.


Link Ups:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Layer it Up

Tuesday Throwdown TT376 ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Blossomy Confection, Ranger distress markers and archival ink, water brush, glitter paper and MFT die-namics.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.
Stay warm and have a great day.

Gaylynn

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:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Add a Sentiment

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:


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:


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:



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