Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Watercolor Flowers and Background Accents Card

For Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog, here are watercolor flowers against background accents.


Sentiment:  Be strong & He will strengthen your heart.  Psalm 31:24

For this card, I stamped onto watercolor paper and then die-cut the panels.  I use watercolor pencils for the flowers and the background.  Everything was layered to finish.

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. I Am With You October 2018 Sentiment Kit; Ranger archival ink and watercolor paper, paint brushes, heat tool and My Creative Time dies.

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.

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Holiday glitter hat gift tags ~ MCT Tag It Tuesday

Today, on the MCT blog, we are sharing Tag It Tuesday projects.
Here are two Santa hat shaped holiday gift tags.


Sentiment:  Happy holidays

These tags were created using the MCT Santa hat lollipop holder die set.  It was super easy to clip off the hats at each end to create two tags.  The holes were even part of the die-cut, making it extra quick to make.  After stamping the sentiment onto the kraft color paper, the edges were lightly shaded with distress ink.  I added glue and marble glitter to the hat trim and made holly leaves as a cute accent.
Glitter tip:  Use hair spray over the glitter to help keep the glitter in place.

Supplies:  MCT Santa Hat Lollipop Holder Die and Holiday Tags Stamp & Die Set; Ranger red geranium archival ink, fired brick distress ink, sponge dauber, Sizzix big shot, MSC marble glitter, glue, adhesive pearl, twine, assorted cardstock.

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

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Holiday fox gold foil card ~ Unity + Beth Duff Designs blog hop.

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  Unity Stamp Co. and Beth Duff Designs are collaborating for a brand new release and blog hop.
We are also joining forces for a separate insta hop on Instagram.


Sentiment:  Missing you this holiday season.

I am sharing a sweet holiday card made with adhesive foil and stamping.  The gold sheets have a peel away adhesive backing.  Sometimes I peel it away and other times I leave on the backing for extra thickness depending on the project.
Stamping with StazOn ink works for me.  But I have not tested many other inks on this paper.

I framed the circle with die-cut glitter paper.  Then, I trimmed a frame for the sentiment using black lace.  I really like the gold and black against the white card base.

Here is the holiday fox card video tutorial.


And here is another look.


Prize Chances:
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. {We will announce the winners on the Unity blog TUESDAY night, 10-30-18.}

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PLUS, join us for our Instagram (@unitystampco) hop. Leave a comment on each of the hopper’s Instagram posts for an EXTRA chance to win one of a different set of prizes.

Be sure to comment on all of the blogs for lovely prize chances.

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Supplies: Unity Stamp Co. Serenity Is Peace by Beth Duff Designs, My Creative Time dies, Silhouette gold adhesive sheets, StazOn ink, lace and gold cording.

Thanks for visiting.
I look forward to your comments on here and over on Instagram @neatnook.
You can also find these and similar projects of mine on my facebook page.

Wishing you a great day.
Gaylynn

All you need is a book. ~ Bookmark

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing anything goes projects.
I decided to make a fun bookmark.


Sentiment:  You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax, all you need is a book! ~ Dr. Seuss.

I have been slightly obsessed with the PBS series The Great American Read.  I thought that it would be fun to make a bookmark for today's project.  I love the sentiment and the stack of books.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Supplies:  My Creative Time So Many Books stamps and dies, Copic markers, cardstock, ribbon and Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Refreshing distress marker color ~ Watercolor Wednesday

For Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to extend the life of distress markers for use with watercolor.


Sentiment:  It is the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart.

For this card, I stamped onto watercolor paper and then die-cut the panel.  My distress markers were not as juicy as they once were and no longer blend easily.  So, I applied color to the craft mat along with water to create water colors.  This is one way to extend the life of watercolor markers.

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. Room In My Heart by Phyllis Harris; Ranger archival ink, watercolor paper and distress markers; MFT dies, .

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.

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Friday, October 19, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year gold foil card.

It is almost that time of the year for sparkle and shine.
Today, I am sharing a holiday or New Year's card in gold foil with stamping.


Sentiment:  It's the most wonderful time of the year.

This was made using one of the brand new background stamps designed by Christopher Alan the owner of Brutus Monroe.  His awesome stamp designs were made into red rubber stamps manufactured by Unity Stamp Co.  And so, us design team members along with fabulous customers get to create lovely things using  those new deeply etched red rubber stamps.  How cool is that?

This card was made from stamped gold foil and then shaped with lots of die-cuts.  There are many ways to add sparkle and shine by foiling.  For my sample, I used adhesive-backed foil sheets by Silhouette.  I tried stamping directly onto the foil using StazOn ink, and it worked out perfectly.  I find that I like the thickness that the adhesive backing provides, so I kept that layer on the big panel and just added foam tape behind the backing layer.  The sentiment panel was adhered by peeling the backing off and then adding a frame paper layer.  There are so many possibilities.  

Here is a quick video tutorial for this gold foil trees card.


Here is another look.


I can see this background used in many different ways.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Freshly Cut by Brutus Monroe and Most Wonderful Time by Joslyn Nielson and Angie Blom;  Silhouette gold foil adhesive-backed sheets, My Creative Time dies, foam tape and StazOn ink.

Have a wonderful day.

Santa Hat ~ MCT 84th Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here with a Santa hat gift card or money holder for the holidays.
It is the MCT 84th Edition release, sale and blog hop.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Happy Holidays!

This is a fun way to wrap a gift card or cash for Christmas gift giving.  I used the Santa hat lollipop die-cut but trimmed off the hat portion for this decoration.  This is just one of the amazing new releases in the MCT shop.

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*** 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 here! Use the code: OCT2018 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, October 26, 2018 @midnight PST.


***SPECIAL GIVEAWAY***
Starting on Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 8am PST, Emma is going to have random.org choose 2 winners! The 1st winner will win the “85th Edition ENTIRE Release” and the 2nd winner will win the newest AWESOME die that will be featured for Black Friday! Random.org will choose from the the first 50 shoppers that come through on Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 8am PST! GOOD LUCK my sweet friends! P.S. The winner will be announced on the MCT blog and the My Creative Time facebook page.


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


Day 2

Day 3

Here are a couple of projects together using the versatile Santa hat lollipop holder die.


Supplies: My Creative Time Santa Hat Lollipop Holder Die, Treat Envelope Die, Teeny Tag Greetings Revised and Teeny Tag Holidays; snow pen, BoBunny paper, twine and Ranger archival ink.

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. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Thursday, October 18, 2018

Reindeer Pop Holder ~ Day 3 MCT 84th Edition Sneak Peek

Hi there.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 84th Edition release.  




Sentiment:  Treats just for you.

This lollipop holder is in the shape of a sweet reindeer.  It is perfect for candy lollipops, wrapped cake pops, treats for stocking stuffers or little gifts for most anyone.  This die set has lots of little accent pieces which are separate.  It is easy to pair the reindeer with different solid and patterned papers for many color variations.  I added a stamped teeny sentiment 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Supplies: My Creative Time Reindeer Lollipop Holder Die, Teeny Tag Greetings Revised and Teeny Tag Holidays; assorted paper and twine.

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

Thanks for stopping by.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full release and blog hop.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Mixing Custom Watercolors + Gold Embossed Holiday Card

It is Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  Today, I am sharing a gold embossed holiday card with a mix of custom watercolor.


Sentiment:  Have a wild Christmas.

Along with mixing a custom watercolor shade, I heat embossed the beautiful deer antlers in gold.  It provides lovely golden shimmer against the peach or coral custom shade.

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. Wild Christmas by Angie Blom, Ranger watercolor paper, My Creative Time and MFT dies, gold embossing powder, Altenew watercolor half pans, Mini Misti, Versamark, heat tool and Ranger ink.

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.

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Christmas Santa Hat Pop Wrap ~ Day 2 MCT Sneak Peek 84th Edition

Hi there.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 84th Edition release.  



Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

This is a fun Santa hat shaped lollipop holder, perfect for candy pops, wrapped cake pops or other treats for stocking stuffers or little gifts for most anyone.  I made the trim look fluffy with a snow marker.  When heated, it puffs up to create a soft and cozy look.  I added a stamped teeny sentiment 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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Supplies: My Creative Time Santa Hat Lollipop Holder Die, Teeny Tag Greetings Revised and Teeny Tag Holidays; snow marker and twine.

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

Thanks for stopping by.
Gaylynn


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Gift Card Box ~ Day 1 Sneak Peeks MCT 84th Edition Release

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 84th Edition release.  



Sentiment:  Joy

This holiday box was made for gift card gift-giving in mind.  It was made using the new gift card gift box dies included in the upcoming release.  I just die-cut using solid and patterned papers.  For the box adhesive, I used score tape.  Then I accented with coordinating Christmas dies and a doily.  This would make a great stocking stuffer or gift presentation.

Here is another look.

***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 and let's start spreading the word! ;)

Supplies: My Creative Time Gift Card Gift Box Die and Holiday Tags Stamp & Die Set; BoBunny paper, twine, score tape and a doily.

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

I look forward to your comments.  Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cute framed holiday or any time deer card.

This sweet card was made with the holidays in mind but can be used for all occasions and seasons.


This was made with a mix of paper layers, die-cuts, stamping, ribbon and fussy cutting.
The stamping was colored with Copic markers and then everything was layered to finish the card.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this framed all occasion deer card.


And here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Holiday Deer by Lisa Glanz, dies by My Creative Time, Copic markers R27, R20, E13, E11, E00, YR00, BG10; ribbon, twine, assorted paper and cardstock.

Have a lovely day.

Happy Holidays Deer Buck Card

Here is a bright and cheerful holiday handmade card with a sweet deer buck.


Sentiment:  Happy Holidays

This sweet deer was colored in with Copics and then die-cut to form a scalloped frame.  I also added a sentiment tag and a strip of patterned paper for accents.  I love adding a little texture to card making, yet keeping the card mailable through the postal system.

Here is a quick video tutorial for this deer buck holiday card.


And here is a closer look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Holiday Deer by Lisa Glanz, dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things, Copic markers R27, R02, BG32, R20, E13, E11, E00, YR00.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Three projects: Christmas Tags and a Gift Card Envelope

Here is a set of gift tags and a gift card envelope holder for the holidays.


This is a way to get coordinating gift giving accessories for Christmas or the holiday packages.  I began by stamping and adding Copic coloring and then die-cutting accent layers for the pieces.

I made a quick video tutorial for all three of these gift projects.


Here are the individual items in this gift set.



And finally, the envelope, made to hold a gift card, money or a note card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Deer Cart by Lisa Glanz, Copic markers G21, YG13, G99, YG03, R20, E00, YR00, W1, W3, E13, E11, BG10, E37; My Creative Time dies.

I hope this inspires you to get an early start on the holiday tags and accessories that go along with gift giving.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Space Galaxy Watercolor Baby Card with Brusho Crystals

It is Watercolor Wednesday on the Unity blog.  Today, I am making a baby shower card background with the look of a watercolor space galaxy.


Sentiment personalized:  Welcome Lucas

This card was made special for a friend's baby shower.  She has decorated the baby's room in a Star Wars theme.  Hence, his name.  So I had to try making a space scene emulating stars or a galaxy.  I used Brusho Crystal Colours and it provided the effect that I was looking for.

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. Bitty Regards and Authentic Man; Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colours, Ranger watercolor paper, My Creative Time uppercase and lowercase dies, silver embossing powder, Dylusions white linen spray ink, Versamark and Gina K Designs ink.

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.

Enjoy your day.
Gaylynn

Party Favor Slider Treat Box ~ MCT Whatever Wednesday

Today, on the MCT blog, we are sharing Whatever Wednesday projects.
Here is a mint green party favor box that I created and decorated.  This one is filled with four chocolate nuggets, which are wrapped separately with die-cuts.


Sentiment:  For you!

This would be great for any celebration or party occasion like bridal or baby showers, birthday, thank you, teacher, lunch box, just because or even for the holidays.

The box was made from die-cuts.  It is in two pieces, one of which slides out and holds treats, money or small gift items.  I chose the colors of mint green, gray and white.  The top features a vellum butterfly and a sentiment flag.

Here is another look:


Supplies:  MCT Treat Slider Box Die, Ribbon Ends Dies, Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies and I'll Never Let You Go stamps; Ranger watering can archival ink, twine, assorted cardstock and vellum.

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

Best wishes.
Gaylynn

Friday, October 5, 2018

Proud of you winter card in Copics.

Here is an uplifting card for encouragement, congratulations, support or for any time.


Sentiment:  I'm so proud of you.  I just wanted to tell you in case no one has.

For this card, I used stamping along with Copic coloring and then added die-cut accents.  I chose soft colors for this girl, snow and the winter scene.  I bit of patterned paper is was added for the background.  This was accented with rounded card corners, as shown in the following tutorial.

I made a quick video tutorial for this winter girl card.


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Seasons Of Life by Angie Blom, BasicGrey paper, Fiskars corner easy squeeze punch, MFT and MCT dies; adhesive pearls, Copic markers B01, B0000, BG10, BG0000, R20, E15, E18, W1, W3, E11, YR00, E00, E13.

Best wishes.

Surprise. MCT is having a 48 hour flash sale.

Hey everyone. I am popping in to share a special flash sale going on at My Creative Time. I use so many of their dies and stamps in my projects. If you are on the fence about getting some of Emma's wonderful products, now is the time.

Here is just one of the things that I made using MCT. I put a gift card inside of this card.


Sentiment: Do something nice for yourself.

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, October 7, 2018 @ 7am PST.

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! Start shopping here: https://shop.my-creative-time.com/Home_c1.htm


Thanks for stopping by.
Now, head over to the My Creative Time store.

Gaylynn