Friday, March 30, 2018

Watercolor tropical fish card with distress markers.

This is a tropical watercolor handmade card made with stamping and distress markers.


Sentiment:  Just keep swimming.

This card is great for encouragement, support or just because.  The fish stamping was repeated and then I used distress markers for watercolor.   I kept this clean and simple, adding a few droplets and a sentiment label.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this fish card.


And here is a closer look at these adorable fish.


Link Up:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Cuddlebug Fishy by Tierra Jackson, Canson watercolor paper, My Creative Time dies, Ranger distress markers and Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

Have a great day.

Planner flower art embellishments.

Today, I am sharing a couple of my planner pages which include stamp art for added embellishments.


These are April's cover pages.  I wanted to add these pretty pink flowers here and there.  I used stamps which were designed for bullet journaling.  But, these work perfectly in planners, bible journaling and card making as well.

The flowers were stamped onto cardstock and then colored with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut the flowers for page accents.  The journaling and planning details will be added later.

Here is a quick video tutorial for these planner flowers.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here are the pages a little closer.



My planner includes lots of inspirational sentiments, which I love, especially the ones in gold.  I added the flowers, a stamped sentiment and a die-cut heart.  The journaling will be added later.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. April Florals {bullet journing} by Holly Hoffman and She by Donna Downey; Me & My Big Ideas The Happy Planner, Copic markers YG95, YG13, V0000, R20, RV09, RV04; vellum, embossing powder and My Creative Time dies.

Until next time...

Flower Gift Tag ~ MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale

Good morning.  It's Gaylynn here.  You should have arrived from Miss Emily's blog.

Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale" and blog hop! This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday,  April 1, 2018 @ 7am PST. 


Sentiment:  Let's celebrate!

MCT kits used:

We are showcasing an  AMAZING new die and coordinating stamp set!  They are "Cute Flower Tag Die" & "Mini Spring Greetings" .  These two are available now for purchase!  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!  Sale applies to in-stock items only!

I introduce to you:





Come hop along with us for LOTS of inspiration using these two new items!

GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments 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!

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica's blog.
If you get lost along the way, the entire blog hop lineup is on Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog.

Have a lovely Spring day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tulips Watercolor Gift Tags ~ MCT Anything Goes

Hi, it's Gaylynn.  Today, I am sharing an anything goes project for the My Creative Time blog.


Sentiment:  For you.

These are watercolor gift tags in two different sizes.  The larger tag is 3 1/2" x 3".  The smaller tag is 3" x 2 1/2".  I cut the tags and frames by nesting the chunky stitched tag dies.  Using watercolor paper, Brusho Crystal Colors and water, I made a blended watercolor background.  I then stamped and place die-cut tulips and sequins.  These gift tags or wine tags are ready for gift giving for any occasion.

MCT products used:

Here are the tags a little closer.



Be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more lovely projects.

As always, I look forward to your comments.
Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tea Dye Watercolor Card ~ Unity Watercolor Wednesday

Today, I am up on the Unity blog for Watercolor Wednesday.


Sentiment:  Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

Tea dye watercolor is the focus of today's project and tutorial.  It involves brewed tea.

Here is a video tutorial for this tea dye watercolor card.


Here is another look at this vintage inspirational card.


The full project post with instructions is on the Unity blog.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Stay Classy March 2018 KOTM and Let It Go and Focus; Ranger watercolor paper, embossing powder and archival ink; adhesive gems, teas by Twining's and Tea Forte, lace, My Creative Time dies, watercolor brushes and Staedtler Triplus Fineliner colored pens.

Have a lovely Spring day.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Watercolor with chalk inks ~ Watercolor Wednesday

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with a peek at my project for Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  


For today's project, I created a mixed media style gift tag with chalk ink used as watercolor, along with embossed stamping.  Prima chalk edgers were used in this example.

I made a detailed post including a video tutorial on how I used the chalk inks for watercolor.
See the  Unity blog for all of the details for this vintage style mixed media watercolor gift tag.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. The Simple Things and Mix-Up Of Cuteness, Prima chalk edgers, My Creative Time dies, modeling paste, embossing powder and watercolor paper.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Forever Remembered Memorial Handmade Card

Here is a heartfelt dove sympathy card.


Sentiment:  Forever Remembered

This is a special card, inspired by the one year anniversary of my lovely Momma's passing.  She will definitely be forever remembered and loved.  She loved pastels, birds, pretty things and most of all her family.  It helped me to make a card with things that I know she loved.

For crafty friends, I made a quick video tutorial for this dove card showing how to add a frame from distress oxide ink.


And here is the card a little closer.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Mourning Dove, Ranger distress oxide iced spruce ink, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies, Post-It tape, Copic markers C1, C3, R02, Staedler Triplus Fineliner colored pens.

Wishing you a day filled with love and happiness.

Vintage Birthday Flower Gift Tag ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with a birthday gift tag for the My Creative Time blog feature, Tag It Tuesday.


Sentiment:  Happy B-Day

I like to have birthday cards and gift tags ready for gift giving.  Birthday creations are by far the most needed.  This gift tag was made in neutral colors to fit on a kraft color gift bag.  It would also make a great wine tag.

For this tag, I layered different but coordinating pattern papers and then die-cut the the tag and the sentiment where the papers overlap.  The flower and leaves were made from die-cuts and distressed in walnut stain.  A brad was also added.

MCT products used:

Here is another look at this gift tag.


Your comments are appreciated.  I look forward to them.
Happy Spring.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Springtime Card ~ MCT 77th Edition Release & Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here today with a Spring project for the 77th Edition Release and blog hop from My Creative Time.

You should have arrived from Emily's blog.
The full blog hop list is on the My Creative Time blog.


MCT projects used:
Springtime Smiles
Daisy Frame Die
Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More

For today's card, I separated the frame to make corner trims. Then I stamped assorted Spring sentiments with heat embossing. Tiny roses were added in the top corner to complement the daisies. For the colors, I alternated different shades of pink.


Here are the MCT 77th Edition releases.

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***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!

Here are my creations for the 77th Edition sneak peeks.

Day 1


Here is a closer look at today's card.


***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW at the My Creative Time Store! Use the code: MAR2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, March 23, 2018 @midnight PST.

Your next stop on the hop is Jessica's blog.
The full blog hop list is on the My Creative Time blog.

Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Daisy Girl card with butterflies & more.

This card was made with Adella Girl by Angie Blom.  It is part watercolor and part Copic coloring with stamping.


Sentiment:  Thanks.  You brighten my day.

This one made bright and cheerful, ready for Spring and Summer.
Copic markers were used on her hair and skin.  And watercolor for the rest.
This card was made with assorted scraps leftover.  Sometimes, you can jazz up a card, perfectly, with the extras hanging around.

I made a quick video tutorial showing how I accented this daisy girl card.


The butterflies and bow were die-cuts from leftover stamped panels.  The extra teal frame, an extra doily piece, and a "made with love" charm were used from my stash.

Here is another look at the card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Daisy Girl, Copic markers, Ranger distress ink, hemp, Sizzix dies, MCT Cute bow dies and MFT frame dies, doily punch and BasicGrey paper.

Have a lovely day.

Daisies card ~ MCT 77th Edition sneak peek #2

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with another sneak peek of the upcoming 77th Edition Releases from My Creative Time.


MCT products used:


***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! ;)

Here is a closer look at my daisy card for today.



Now, head over to Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks.
I look forward to your comments, and hope to see you back here tomorrow for the entire release party and blog hop.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Watercolor flowers Card & Inktense watercolor pencils.

Today, I am up on the Unity blog with this birthday card project for Watercolor Wednesday.


Sentiment:  You are amazing.  Happy birthday.

For watercolor, I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils with wet paint brushes.  I also used watercolor paper and lovely Unity stamp kits.

For the full video tutorial and written instructions, see the corresponding Unity blog post.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Friends Like You, Abundant Blessings and So Very Grateful; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, paint brushes, My Creative Time rectangular dies, My Mind's Eye paper, Ranger watercolor paper and jet black archival ink, vellum, doily.

Your comments are always appreciated.
Have an amazing day.


Tulips Card ~ MCT 77th Edition Sneak Peek

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with a sneak peek of the upcoming 77th Edition Releases from My Creative Time.


Sentiment:  Wishing you a beautiful day.

MCT products used:

For this card, I die-cut the tulip frame and the heart.  Then, I stenciled the tulips from the negative of the die-cuts, using distress ink.  A small sponge dauber works perfectly in the tiny spaces.  I added the sentiment behind the frame.


***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! ;)

Here is a closer look at my tulip card for today.


Now, head over to Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks.
I look forward to your comments, and hope to see you back here tomorrow for more peeks.

Gaylynn

Monday, March 12, 2018

Watercolor Mermaid Card ~ Unity Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn with a tropical watercolor card for the March Unity Stamp Co. blog hop.


Sentiment:  Just saying hello.

For this mermaid card, I used distress ink for watercolor.  But, for the hair and skin, I used Copic markers.  Some of the accents were die-cut and the wave was watercolored.

Here is a quick video tutorial showing how this mermaid card was made, including more of a detailed description along the way.


And here is a closer look at this card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Adella Girl by Angie Blom and So Very Grateful; Ranger distress ink and watercolor paper; MFT die-namics, My Creative Time Anchors & Heart Dies Revised and Make A Splash die; Copic markers E15, E13, E11, E00; silver cording and Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

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

Stay tuned for more new release projects here on the blog soon.
Your comments are appreciated.  I hope you have a fabulous day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Oil Pastel Roses Stamping ~ Unity Watercolor Wednesday

Today, I am upon the Unity blog for another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday from all of us.

For this project, I show how to add watercolor roses with stamping as accents.

The entire article with a video and written tutorial for this project can be found on the Unity blog.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. More Than Today and Jar of Mixed Sentiments; Prima water soluble oil pastels, My Creative Time More Scalloped Stitched Ovals and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More; Ranger archival ink and watercolor paper; MFT ink, rhinestones.

Have a lovely day.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Make a wish birthday balloons handmade card.

For this card, I made a panel with just balloons.  I wanted a celebration card for birthday or any time and for the guys or gals.


Sentiment:  Make a wish.  Every dream fulfilled begins with a simple wish.

This one was kept simple, with a the addition of a speech bubble die-cut and a sentiment tag.  I used shades of coral and mint green for the colors.  I incorporated a bit of Copic marker coloring on each balloon.

Here is a video tutorial for this balloon card.


And here is the card a little closer.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Let Go, Copic markers, My Creative Time Speech Bubble die and My Mind's Eye paper.

Enjoy your day.

Girl and dog handmade card with ribbon accents.

This a great card to lend support or encouragement.  It features a sweet little scene with a girl and a dog.


Sentiment:  I am here for you today and always.

This darling image is by Phyllis Harris and it is part of the Unity stamp release this week.  Uplifing cards like these are great for thinking of you, support, encouragement or even sympathy.

I used shades of coral along with creative ways to incorporate ribbon accents.
Here is a quick video tutorial showing how I made this sweet card.


Here is a closer look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Today With You by Phyllis Harris, crinkle ribbon, BasicGrey paper, My Creative Time Curly Frame Die and Copic markers.

Made in Minutes with My Creative Time ~ Matchbox Favors

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with a quick and easy gift project.
These little matchbox favor wraps or money holders are upon the My Creative Time blog today for their Made In Minute post.


Sentiment:  It's your day.

These are matchbox shaped favors wraps which can hold little notes, candy treats, money, etc.  I think I will use these to tuck money inside for the bigger kids.

MCT projects used:

These were quick and easy to make.
I die-cut two of the matchboxes and scored them both.
On white cardstock, I stamped one of the wreaths twice, adding flowers and a sentiment.  Then, I fussy cut the wreaths.  I decided to mix the colors of pink and blue.

I hope you enjoyed today's project.
Be sure to head over the Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more made in minutes projects.
Then shop the MCT store.

Have a lovely day.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pop Up Birthday Card ~ Inside

Today, I am sharing an interactive greeting card with an inside pop up.


Front sentiment:  Wishing you happiness.
Inside sentiment:  I hope your day is purrfect.

This is a sweet pun card, perfect for birthday or just because.  It features a girl and cat pop-up image on the inside of the card.  When the card opens, this scene stands upright.


The front of the card is decorated with flowers, a doily and a layered sentiment tag.  I like that this can be used for most occasions.

Here is a video tutorial that I made showing how to make this interactive card.
I will show how to make it with a die-cut and also by manual cuts.


Linked up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Meow & Furever and also Happy Moments; Copic markers, My Creative Time Stitched Pop-Up dies, My Mind's Eye and K&Company paper.

I hope you were inspired by this pop-up handmade card.
Have a great day.

48 Hour Flash Sale at My Creative Time

Good morning & welcome to another "48 Hour Flash Sale!" at My Creative Time.  This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW & will end on Sunday,  March 4, 2018 @ 7am PST.

We have an AMAZING new die that Miss Emma is showcasing on her blog!! Go here to see more: http://www.creativetimeforme.com/2018/03/48-hour-flash-sale.html  Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!

I introduce to you:



GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments 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!

Now, head over to Emma's My Creative Time blog for all of the details and project inspiration.

Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase in the My Creative Time store!

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn