Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Thoughts & Prayers Card ~ MCT Thoughtful Tuesday

Today, on the MCT blog, we are sharing Thoughtful Tuesday projects.
I am sharing a heartfelt card to have on hand for those times when someone needs a hug.
I included poppy flowers and a butterfly.


Sentiment:  You're in my thoughts & prayers.

This card was created as we remember both of our mothers.
It has been over one year since their passing and just six months apart.
They both loved to send and receive cards like this.

For this, I used MCT stamps and dies.  Watercolor was used on the flowers, the butterfly and the background.  I love the soft look of it.

MCT products used:
Fun Stitched Edges

Here is a closer look:


Supplies:  MCT stamps and dies (listed above); Ranger Archival ink and watercolor paper; Altenew watercolor and Pop Dots.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, September 21, 2018

Pumpkin Decor ~ MCT 83rd Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with a Thanksgiving or Autumn pumpkin tag and cake pop table decoration.
It is the MCT 83rd Edition release, sale and blog hop.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Here is a sweet way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table place settings.  I made a pumpkin tag to place on the lace napkin ring.  And I made a coordinating pumpkin shaped cake pop holder.
It would be easy to write names on the napkin ring tags for seating assignments.  I chose to leave them blank for now.

MCT products used:

*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 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 in the My Creative Time store, here! Use the code: SEPT2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, September 28, 2018 @midnight PST. Here is a closer look at the napkin ring tag.

*** SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE ***
Starting on Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8am PST, the first 50 shoppers will receive a special “ONE TIME ONLY USE” discount code that you can use anytime with the exception if there is a sale going on already! This special discount code will be given to the FIRST 50 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 50 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. PLEASE keep in mind, if you are the first 50 shoppers, do NOT throw away your invoices that are included with your orders because that is where your discount code will be!  


Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this week's release.
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Miss Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for stopping by. Gaylynn

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fabulous Leaves ~ Day 4 MCT 83rd Edition Sneak Peek

Welcome.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 83rd Edition release.  



Sentiment:  You are fabulous!


MCT products used:

This card was made using the cute Autumn leaves.  I die-cut them and then accented them with distress ink.  I wanted a frame of leaves surrounding the sentiment panel.  The colors are a mix of tan, orange, green and purple hues.  I think this card is great for Autumn, Thanksgiving, congratulations or most any occasion.
***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 and 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Here is another look.


Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks.
Then check back tomorrow for the full reveal, sale and blog hop.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Vintage watercolor with heat embossing ~ Watercolor Wednesday

It is Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  I am sharing a way to add a vintage style watercolor background along with colorful heat embossing.


Sentiment:  Grateful for your love.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Thankful and Grateful Fall, Clearsnap ColorBox ink, embossing powder, Canson watercolor paper, Altenew watercolor, watercolor brushes, My Creative Time dies and adhesive pearls.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Pumpkin Pop Holder ~ Day 3 MCT 83rd Edition Sneak Peek

Welcome.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 83rd Edition release.  




Sentiment:  Just for you.


MCT products used:
Pumpkin Lollipop Holder Die
Made With Love

This is a cute table decoration or party favor for Autumn or Thanksgiving.  The pumpkin pop holder was die-cut and then the edges were accented with spiced marmalade distress ink.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the pumpkin.  For the treat, I added a wrapped chocolate covered coconut macaroon on a pop stick.   A small treat can be adhered inside if you don't want to use a lollipop or cake pop.
***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 and 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Here is a side view.


Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Tag Card ~ Day 2 MCT 83rd Edition Sneak Peek

Hi there.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 83rd Edition release.  



Sentiment:  Just for you.


MCT products used:
Cute Pumpkin Tag Die
Made With Love
For this card, I added watercolor to the pumpkin, leaves and to the background.  I see white pumpkins as well as orange ones.  So, I thought I would try using watercolor to make the lighter pumpkin version.   This tag card also includes a tiny sentiment banner weaving through the pumpkin edges.  
***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 and 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Here is a closer look at today's card.


Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Monday, September 17, 2018

Made With Love ~ Day 1 MCT 83rd Edition Sneak Peek

Hooray, the MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 83rd Edition release.  



Sentiment:  Home baked with love.


MCT products used:
Made With Love
This is a cookie favor gift wrapped pocket to be given as a thank you, party favor, teacher gift or for any time.  It is a sweet way of showing that you care.  I included a wrapped chocolate chip cookie inside of the pocket.

This pocket was die-cut onto vellum and then assembled.  It was decorated with patterned paper and a sweet gift tag.  The stamp and die set comes with an assortment of sentiments and icons for handmade gift giving.  And this layered tag is sure to be versatile enough for any occasion.
***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 and 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Friday, September 14, 2018

You are amazing butterflies card.

Here is an all occasion card featuring butterflies that sparkle.


Sentiment:  You are amazing.

For this card, the butterfly was double stamped and colored in with Copics.  For sparkle, I added tiny dabs of glitter glue in two colors onto the butterflies and around them.  It really sparkles more in person than what the photo shows.  The colors for the frame and the butterflies are burgundy and pink.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process.


And here is a closer look:


{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  They can be found here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Crazy and Thankful Grateful Fall; Copic markers R37, RV19, RV04, R32, RV11, Y13; My Creative Time dies, MSC glitter glue and foam tape.

That's all for today.  Have a great weekend.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Gold foil, glitter and watercolor Christmas card.

It is Watercolor Wednesday at Unity.  Today, I am sharing a holiday card with touches of gold foil and glitter along with watercolor holly leaves.

The gold foil shines much better in person.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


This was pre-stamped with holly leaves and the big sentiment onto watercolor paper.  I die-cut a golden glitter frame from glitter paper.  Gold deco foil accents were applied to parts of the berries.  The watercolor was added using Altenew watercolor 36 half pans along with watercolor brushes.

Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Yuletide and A Christmas Hello; Therm-o-Web deco foil, deco foil adhesive pen, glitter paper, laminator, Ranger watercolor paper and ink; Altenew watercolor 36 half pans, watercolor brushes, MFT dies and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Daisy flowers with Altenew watercolors ~ Watercolor Wednesday

It is Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  Here are pretty daisies or coneflowers.  I am sharing a way to color white flowers to make them pop.


Sentiment:  Thankful for you.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.  I also made a quick video tutorial showing the watercolor process for this project.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


I used watercolor paper and waterproof ink for the stamping.  The watercolor was added using Altenew watercolor half pans along with watercolor brushes.  Lots of color layers were added and the background was blended.  I love how stamping and watercolor can create new looks every time.

Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. CharmThankful and Grateful Fall and Mourning Dove; Ranger watercolor paper and ink; Altenew watercolor 36 half pans, watercolor brushes, My Creative Time dies and Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.  Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Gift Card or Treat Holder Pocket ~ MCT 3D Wednesday

Today, on the MCT blog, we are sharing 3D projects or something other than a card.


Sentiment:  Enjoy every moment.

MCT products used:

This is a fun way to wrap a gift card for gift giving.  This could be for a birthday or most any celebration occasion.  This pocket is also perfect for party favors like wrapped cookies, money, treats or even small notes.

I decided to use cheerful double-sided patterned paper, tropical themed stamping and die-cuts.  I added a layered sentiment tag for embellishment.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Saturday, September 1, 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas ~ Unity Instagram Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here sharing a sweet Christmas card for the Unity Instagram hop.


Sentiment:  'Twas the night before Christmas.

This lovely artwork is by Lisa Glanz, the newest Unity Artista.  Isn't it the sweetest.  I used soft Copic coloring along with a few die-cuts and paper layers to highlight her lovely illustrations.

My quick video tutorial shows the process.


Here is another look.


I would love your comments here.  Also, please visit my Instagram @neatnook for instructions.  The full instahop begins @unitystampco on Instagram.  Four awesome prizes are up for grabs.

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{If you see particular cards, tags or other projects that you would like to purchase, feel free to comment or message me.  They can be found here on my blog or on my facebook page.}

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. 'Twas The Night by Lisa Glanz, Copic markers G21, G0000, YG0000, Y11, E13, E00, W1, C1, R20; twine, adhesive gems and My Creative Time dies.

Wishing you a great day.  Hope to see you on the Instagram hop.