Thursday, June 27, 2019

Mailbox themed kindness card ~ Letters For Henry

There is a beautiful story of a postal worker named Henry.  So to spread kindness honoring him, I am sharing a postage themed mailbox card.
It was suggested that when you send someone you love a card, share it with the hashtag #lettersforhenry online so that the family can see posts in his memory.



Sentiment:  Kindness changes everything.

For this card, I decided to create my own background with repeat stamping of one of the postage stamps.  Then, I added the mailbox and the sentiment.  Copic markers were used for color.  I love the nostalgic look of the mailbox.

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

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Here is another look.



For more about Henry's story by another crafter, see the very end of the post HERE dated 2-10-18.
It was the story of Henry Groeneveld, a mail carrier for the US Postal service, who vanished before Christmas last year. Sadly, last month they found his body. He seemed like such a kind, sweet man - and his daughter said since he was 8 years old, he wanted to be a mailman and that he loved his job. As a kid, he'd make his parents stop at every post office in every town they traveled through. He was someone who had found his calling, and that's so rare and such a treasure. And the fact that his calling is something I love dearly just connected me to the story in a very personal way. I had really hoped for a different ending.
There's a discussion group for the podcast, and his story more than all the others really touched people and generated a lot of conversation. His daughter is in the group and she asked me if I'd share a request with you. Since Henry's passion lines up so much with mine - I couldn't help but ask you if you could do something kind for his family the next time you go to send a card to someone. She would love to see the photos on the hashtag below - Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

It would honor my dad if you mailed a letter to somebody
 you love. It would be beautiful to see a picture of your 
letters posted with the hashtag #lettersforhenry


Unity is donating a portion of proceeds to charity.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Letters For HenryMy Creative Time dies, distress oxide ink in fossilized amber, makeup brush, Copic markers Y13, R27, BG10, BG0000, BG53, B05, B14; foam tape.


Join us at the Instagram hop through the weekend. @neatnook on Instagram.


Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn
#lettersforhenry

Funny farm animals set of cards with colored pencil.

Today I am sharing a set of coordinating cards with a farm animal theme.


Sentiments:
Hello.
Hello from the funny farm.
Hope your birthday is unforgettable.


These are simple and fun to make.  The animals and the sentiment were stamped and added to the panels in slightly different ways.  White colored pencil was used to lighten some of the areas to make the animals pop more against the kraft color paper. 

I chose to use different sentiments for each.  Trim was used from leftover pieces.  The edges were lightly shaded with distress oxide ink.  I kept them monochromatic for a natural look.

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

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Here are more photos of this project.




I love the fun sentiments included in the kit.
For gift giving, I included kraft color envelopes to match each card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Funny FarmNeenah desert storm cardstock, white Prismacolor colored pencil; My Creative Time dies, leftover trimmings, distress oxide ink in vintage photo, makeup brush and foam tape.

Join us at the Instagram hop through the weekend. @neatnook on Instagram.


Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn

Flamingo envelope holder ~ MCT Gift Card Giving

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing projects for gift card giving.


Sentiment:  Wishing you the best.

Here is a gift card holder envelope.  It was made from leftover double-sided paper from my stash.  I added a gold embossed flamingo and sentiment along with a glitter heart accent.  To finish, I added a few small adhesive pearls.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Hello GorgeousTreat Envelope Die and Made With Love;  assorted double-sided paper, Ranger gold embossing powder, VersaMark, heat tool, glitter paper, mini misti and adhesive pearls.

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

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Watercolor stars birthday card + ombre stamping

For Watercolor Wednesday, I made a fun birthday card with watercolor stars as well as ombre stamping.



Sentiment:  Happy birthday.

This was fun to do.  I first stamped the happy birthday sentiment in two colors.  I added darker ink over part of the light stamping to get a blended ink look.  Then, I made a panel with only watercolor.  Stars were die-cut from the watercolor panel.  Punches can also be used in different shapes to get a similar 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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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq




Here are more photos of this project.



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Say It BigRanger watercolor paper and archival ink; adhesive gems, My Creative Time dies, Mini 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

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 are 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 are 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