Monday, June 24, 2019

Thinking of you bird card ~ MCT Made In Minutes

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing projects which were made in minutes.


Sentiment:  Thinking of you today and always.

For this card, I incorporated patterned paper for the background and solid blue paper for the topper.  The bird and the sentiment were stamped at the same time using the mini misti stamping tool.  The bird was simply colored with Copics.  The pieces were die-cut together when they would fit on the die-cut plate.  With a little twine and adhesive pearls, it was finished in less than thirty minutes.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time A Friend Like You, Lace Border Die and More Stitched Rectangular Dies;  Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers, Pink Paislee Moonstruck paper, mini misti, adhesive pearls, Copic markers B14, BG10, B01, YR0000 and twine.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hop time ~ MCT 92nd edition release, sale and blog hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 92nd Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Welcome to the world little one!

This card was made from the bottle favor die.  I wanted to make a card with it, so after die-cutting, I trimmed the folds off.  This left a fun bottle shape, perfect for a baby card addition.  I made a heart accent from the negative heart area of a previous card.  I try to use up extra scrap pieces when I can.
Hearts and babies go together perfectly.

 *** 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!

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*** SALE ALERT ***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JUNE2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, June 29, 2019 at midnight PST.


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***FREEBIE***
Starting today, Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HIS & HER DIES". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "Bundle" and will be sold separately!


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



Day 2



Day 3


Day 4

Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies: My Creative Time Bottle Favor Dies, Sweet Little Smile and More Scalloped Heart Dies; Ranger ink, silver glitter paper, foam tape, mini misti and twine.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I look forward to your comments. Gaylynn


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Bride and Groom ~ Day 4 MCT 92nd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 92nd Edition release.



Sentiment:
To the bride and groom.  Congratulations.

This is a fun wedding card featuring icons for the bride and groom.  I added a sentiment, lips, pearls, a mustache and a bow tie to the heart center.  It is always fun to do non-traditional wedding cards like this.  As an accent, I added a glitter scalloped heart 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 and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on the MCT 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:


Supplies: My Creative Time His & Her Dies, Save Our Date and More Scalloped Heart Dies; silver glitter paper, foam tape, Ranger ink and mini misti.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Gold shimmer watercolor + variegated floral stamping

Today for Watercolor Wednesday, I am using gold watercolor for shimmer and also variegated stamping.



Sentiment:  You've made my day.

This card was made in two steps.  I first stamped the florals onto regular cardstock.  Solid stamps were used for this technique.  Variegated stamping was added in a lighter shade and then accenting in a darker shade.  The background panel was painted in gold watercolor with a shimmer look.  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.

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Here more photos of this project.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Always Growing and Say It BigRanger watercolor paper and archival ink; adhesive pearls, My Creative Time dies, Mini Misti, Gansai Tambi starry colors watercolor, foam brush, heat tool and foam tape.

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.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wedding car ~ Day 3 MCT 92nd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 92nd Edition release.



Sentiment:
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.  Congratulations.

For this card I die-cut the car, the lace border and the sentiment.  I decided to make a silver glitter lace topper to include the sentiment.  And for the bride and groom's car, I used light gray, white and black paper pieces.  With a little foam tape, the car pops up.  This is easy to do with the amazing die-cuts in this release.
***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 the MCT 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:


Supplies: My Creative Time Save Our Date, Lace Border Die and Bunch Of Fun Circle Dies; silver glitter paper, foam tape, Ranger ink and mini misti.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Baby bottle favor ~ Day 2 MCT 92nd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 92nd Edition release.




Sentiment:
You two are going to make such amazing parents!

  This is a small favor or gift box.  It is perfect for baby themed parties, baby shower or as a thank you token.  The sentiment choices are all perfect for this little gift box.  It is easy to put together with a bit of score tape and twine.  I just die-cut double-sided patterned and solid paper for the pieces.

***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 the MCT 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 Sweet Little Smile, Bottle Favor Dies and Flower Petal Dies; K and Company paper and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Monday, June 17, 2019

Baby Cuddles ~ Day 1 MCT 92nd Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 92nd Edition release.




Sentiment:  Sending you lots of love and cuddles.

  Here is a sweet baby elephant gift card holder.  It was stamped and die-cut, along with a coordinating sentiment.  I used a pretty holder die-cut as well.  I wanted it to be neutral in green and ivory.  So much cuteness.

***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 the MCT 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 Sweet Little Smile and Pretty Gift Card Holder die, Copic markers in C1, C3, G32 and R20; foam tape and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sakura Koi watercolor floral card detail with gold embossing.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I share a way to add watercolor detail to flowers along with gold embossing.



Sentiment:  Hello my dear friend.

For this card, I first die-cut a rectangle background.  I then die-cut a curved detail over the rectangle to get a separated look to the card.  Watercolor paper was used to stamp and watercolor the flowers and the leaves.  This tutorial will show how to create watercolor detail along with gold embossing.

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

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Here more photos of this project.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. My Dear FriendRanger watercolor paper, super fine gold embossing powder and multi medium matte; VersaMark ink, powder tool, adhesive buttons, My Creative Time dies, Original Misti, Sakura Koi watercolor, watercolor brush, heat tool mono sand eraser and foam tape.

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.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Proud of you birds card, custom sentiment border and video.

Here is a fun card with birds made with custom sentiments and with Copics.


Sentiment:  To you both.  Proud of you.

For this sweet card, I made my own card sentiment panel topper using Unity's sentiment kits.  Sometimes, I mask or even cut a portion of a stamp to use what I want to say.  And I used two different sentiment kits for this.  Because this is for two people, I also included two of those cute birds.  The topper was die-cut, but it could easily be trimmed by hand to get a similar look.  It turned out clean and simple, just the way I intended.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the detailed process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Bird's The Word and Blossoming Thoughts & Wishes; foam tape, My Favorite Things dies, Copic markers Y15, R27, BG53, B01, B0000, B14, B06; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink, Original Misti and My Creative Time dies.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ocean themed underwater fish watercolor card scene.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a way to build an underwater ocean fish themed tropical watercolor card.




Sentiment:  Just keep swimming.

Here is a tropical themed card for encouragement or any time.  It was stamped and then heat embossed in white.  Watercolor was added to the background and to the fish.  Once dry, everything was layered, embellished and framed.


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

{{Please subscribe to my video channel and give this video a like.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Here more photos of this project.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Fishy PhilosophyRanger watercolor paper and archival ink; VersaMark ink, powder tool, white embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh droplets, My Favorite Things dies, Original Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, watercolor brush, heat tool  and foam tape.

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.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Congrats party favor wrap ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing party favor projects.


Sentiment:  Congrats.

This is a mini gift box, perfect for party favors, treats, small gifts or tokens.  This one is for a celebration with a little Congrats tag.  It could easily be made with any theme and sentiment.   This one is going to be for a housewarming decoration.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Stitched Mini Bag Die and Best Day Ever;  Ranger archival ink, Recollections paper and twine.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Masculine card with Inktense watercolor pencils.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, we are working with Inktense watercolor pencils along with masculine card stamping.



Sentiment:
Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. 

For this masculine Father themed card, I began by stamping in different colors using the Misti and watercolor paper.  Color was added using watercolor pencils.  Then, I fussy cut and layered everything to finish the card.


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

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Masculine Card with Inktense Watercolor Pencils
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Begin by stamping with waterproof ink onto watercolor paper.  I used Ranger archival ink and the Misti.
For watercolor, lightly sketch near the outlines with Inktense watercolor pencils onto dry paper.
Using a wet watercolor brush, pull out the color from the sketches.  Repeat with all color sections. 
Add more watercolor layers if you want.  Heat set between different colors, especially for detailed areas.
Another way to get watercolor from the pencil is brush to pencil tip.  Dab a wet brush over the tip to make a color palette.
I like this method to get a lighter shade or mixing different colors together.
Once dry cut out the car, the sentiment and the frame.  Assemble all of the layers to finish.


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Authentic Man, Best Fishes and {aBIT} Of Insta-FramesRanger watercolor paper and archival ink; Original Misti, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, watercolor brush, heat tool  and foam tape.

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.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Birthday gift tag ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing birthday themed projects.


Sentiment:  May you have the best day ever.

This is a gift tag, perfect for a birthday, congratulations or any celebration occasion.  It includes flower petals, a big sentiment and die-cuts.  It is easy to mix and match the stamps and dies with this tag set.  I like that the sentiments fill most of the tag and that they have a pretty font.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Cute Tag Sentiments Stamp & Die Set and Flower Petal Dies;  Ranger archival ink, adhesive gem and twine.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Sweet inspirational square shaped card with Copic markers.

Here is a sweet square shaped card with a girl and lamb in Copics.

We have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the Unity graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  It's a good day to be happy.

For this sweet card, I made my own card base by attaching two die-cut pieces of mint green cardstock.  Then, I added the stamped panel with the Copic coloring.  This is an easy way to make a card with a shape like a square, circle, oval, star, etc.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Hop along with us on the Instagram hop @neatnook and look for the post which begins with the Unity graphic.




Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Favorite Days, foam tape, My Creative Time dies, twine, Copic markers BG32, BG10, C1, C3, C00, E37, E33, E11, YR00 and E00.

Remember to hop along with us on Instagram @neatnook .
Have a great day.
Gaylynn


Wreath builder birthday card with ink blending.

Here is a bright and cheerful birthday card for today.

We have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the Unity graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday to you.

The small square top panel was stamped using the Misti and the Wreath Builder Template by Gina K. Designs.  I stamped in VersaMark ink and then heat embossed in white by section.  The video will show how you partially stamp one section, rotate the paper inside the wreath builder template according to where you want the stamping.
After the stamping, I added ink blending with distress oxide ink along with a makeup brush.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Don't forget to hop along with us on the Instagram hop @neatnook and look for the post which begins with the Unity graphic.




Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Birthday Go Round and Wreath Builder Template, foam tape, Ranger archival ink and distress oxide ink; white embossing powder, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, droplets, doily and a makeup brush for blending.

Remember to hop along with us on Instagram @neatnook .
Have a great day.
Gaylynn