Friday, February 23, 2018

Thanks for all the laughs watercolor flower card.

Having thank you cards on hand is great, especially when sending a hand crafted card.  This one includes a watercolor flower.


Sentiment:  Thanks for all the laughs and all the good times.

This is the kind of card someone won't expect, but offers a pretty surprise.
This card was made with stamping and die-cuts.  I stamped a lacy background border and then used watercolor for the flower.  Everything was layered, sweetly.

Here is a video of this thank you card process.


I wanted the flower to stand alone, so after the watercolor was dry, I fussy cut it out and placed it on the circle frame.  I added leftover pieces for the frame, sentiment tag and the hearts.

And here is another look at the card.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Friends Like You and Feel & Give Love SMAK, MFT die-namics and ink pad, My Creative Time Curly Label Die and Stitched Sweetheart & XOXO dies, water brush, Ranger watercolor paper, ink and distress markers.

Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Make Your Own Background

I hope you like this sweet card.  Have a wonderful day.

Stretch your stamps. ~ Bible journal flowers.

This is more of my bible journaling art, with flowers and scripture.
This is a way to incorporate stamping in your journal and use a stamp a little differently at the same time.


All of the images and words are stamps from the same Unity kit.  Everything was prepared on white cardstock and the flowers were colored with Copic markers.  The flower stamps is one long row of pretty flowers.  It would fit nicely that way on the page border.  But, I wanted to use the beautiful sentiments also.


I am showing how to stretch your stamps in a tutorial video for these bible pages.  Taking one stamp and using it differently is something I like to do, occasionally.  I wanted smaller flower bits on each page, so I fussy cut the flowers to make two smaller clusters.  

Here is the quick video showing you the process:


And here is a look at the second page.


I have a series of articles on how I decorate my bible pages.  I experiment with different ways to incorporate stamping, markers and inks on the thin pages.

For more of my articles like this one, visit bible journal.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Gardenia Floral Border by Graciellie Design, Copic markers, My Creative Bible.


Feel free to share comments or suggestions for other crafty demonstrations.
Have a lovely day.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Watercolor with Brusho along with emboss resist techniques.

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with a peek at one of the projects featured on the Unity blog today, for my third post in the Watercolor Wednesday series there.

Coupon Code Alert:
Use code wildflowers in the Unity store, valid throughout 2-21-18 only, for 40% off of the kits used in today's Watercolor Wednesday post on the Unity blog.
Kits used:  


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. She and Delicate Wildflowers, My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Rectangular Dies, Brusho Crystal Colors, Ranger mini mister, watercolor paper and embossing powder, My Sweet Petunia Original Misti, Sizzix Big Shot and adhesive pearls.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for all of today's project photos, video tutorial and also written instructions.

Coupon Code Alert 2-21-18 only ~ wildflowers ~  Don't forget today's deal noted above.  Share the deal with your friends.

Tune in next week for another watercolor project.

Have a great day.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Easter Egg Gift Tag MCT 76th Edition Release, Blog Hop and Sale

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with the My Creative Time 76th Edition release, blog hop and sale at the MCT store.

For the blog hop, you should have arrived from Emily's blog.
Your next stop in the hop is Jessica.
If you get lost along the way, the entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog.



Today, I am sharing a set of Easter gift card holders or treat holders.  The big kids like a little candy, but prefer the gift cards or cash.  Of course, the packaging has to get dolled up first.

For these gift card holders, I made pocket style containers with double-sided paper and the MCT Scallop Stitched Envelope Die.  I chose to leave the holder with an open end.  I folded the scalloped top piece down towards the front of holder instead of using that part as a closure.  A faux closure tab and brad were added as accents.  The Cute Stitched Egg Tag Die worked perfectly as the container decoration.  There is room on the inside of the egg tag to write a little message.

MCT products used:
Cute Egg Tag Die (New)
I'll Never Let You Go Stamps and Dies (New)
Scalloped Stitched Envelope Die
Cute Bow Dies

The MCT 76th Edition release and freebie follows.

Cute Egg Tag Die:
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I'll Never Let You Go
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Chunky Stitched Tag Dies
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***FREEBIE***

Starting today, February 16, 2018 @ 8am PST we will be giving away this AWESOME new stamp set "Egg Decorations". This stamp set 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. Once 50 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase. So, if it's for sale in the store, you are not one of the 50. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "bundle" and will be sold separately!

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For this week's projects, I used shades of purple.
Here are my other projects for this release.
Sneak Peek Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.






Here is a closer look at my gift card holders.




***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!

***SALE ALERT***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW in the My Creative Time store. Use the code: FEB2018 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, FEB 24, 2018 @midnight PST.

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

Thank you so much for visiting.  I look forward to your comments.
Gaylynn



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bunny Shaker Card MCT 76th Edition Sneak Peek #3

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with my last sneak peek of the upcoming releases at the My Creative Time shop.


Sentiment:
I'll always be HARE for you.

MCT products used:

Using the new Chunky Tag Dies, I decided to add a few color layers.  I made frames from the tag dies by nesting them together to die-cut.  I also die-cut white watercolor paper and clear cardstock to make a shaker.  On the white tag background portion, I lightly added watercolor from green to blue to mimic grass and the sky.  Next, the sentiment and bunnies were stamped and die-cut.  Then I colored the bunnies with watercolor, also.  Finally, I assembled the shaker and the card.

I tell ya, these bunny stamps, dies and sentiments work well with Easter, many other themes and all kinds of different projects.

***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! ;)

Be sure to comment and then visit Emma's My Creative Time blog for more projects.

I will be back tomorrow with the full release reveal.  Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Watercolor with Sakura Koi and gold heat embossing

Hello and welcome to a sneak peek at my second installment of Watercolor Wednesday, posted on the Unity blog.



Sentiment:  HIYA Gorgeous.

Today's article focuses on watercolor with Sakura Koi or pan style watercolors along with gold heat embossing.  I include a video tutorial and also written instructions for this technique.  I love the results that it provides.

For all of the details about this watercolor project and more, visit the Unity blog.

Today only, I am offering a coupon code happywednesday for 45% off of the Unity kits used here, and the code expires at midnight, 2-14-18.

Unity stamps kits used:

For details about my first watercolor post, see Watercolor with Distress Markers.

Wishing you and yours a happy and lovely Valentine's Day.


Easter Egg Gift Tag MCT 76th Edition Sneak Peek #2

Hello, it's Gaylynn here with another sneak peek at two of the upcoming releases in the My Creative Time store.


Sentiment:
Happy Easter.

MCT products used:

For this gift tag, I used the tag along with the separate egg die pieces.  Then, I stamped the egg and the background in polka dots and chevron patterns using the egg decoration stamps.  For a little sparkle, I added shiny adhesive rhinestones and a rhinestone brad.  I kept this simple because this is one of a few gift tags which I will be using for Easter favor bags.

***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! ;)

Be sure to comment and then visit Emma's My Creative Time blog for more projects.

I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek.  Have a lovely day.
Gaylynn