Friday, March 31, 2017

Embossed Bird Card and Tutorial

Today, I am sharing a project and tutorial with this pretty bird.


Sentiment:  Just you doing you makes you beautiful.

I made this card a while back, but I am just getting around to sharing it here.
It reminds me of my mama.
I just love the bird silhouette and the awesome sentiment together.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this project.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You Make You, ColorBox ink, Winnie and Walter dies, Misti, Ranger ink and embossing powder and heat tool.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Boho Embossed Card

Here is an inspirational boho style embossed card.


Sentiment:  What's meant to be will always find its way.

This card features artsy circles with ombre colors.   I like the butterflies in them.

I made a quick tip video for this project.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Love What's Meant To Be by Susan Weckesser, ColorBox ink, MFT die-namics and Misti.

If you would like for me to share a particular crafty technique, please mention it.
Have a great day.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gold Embossed Roses Encouragement Card

It is new release time at Unity, and this gold embossed rose card was created with one of the newest kits.


Sentiment:  You are lovely.  You are inspiring.  You are beautiful.

This is two step stamping and a quick tip video tutorial follows.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


I am very happy to see the production of florals with coordinating layers.  The possibilities are endless with these roses.

Another look:


Link Up:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Bit O' Green

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You Are This, Winnie and Walter dies, Simon Says Stamp cardstock and embossing powder.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Teapot Flowers Inspirational Card & Tutorial

An inspirational teapot card for today.


Sentiment:  Find beauty in the simple things.

I am a tea lover.  However, I have never used a teapot as a planter or vase.  Good idea though.
The teapot is paired with an inspirational message that I love.

Watercolor with oil pastels, droplets and a simple frame finished it.
I was going for the look of green milk glass, by mixing colors.  It comes close, but not what I intended.
It does come close to the color of the year though. ~ Greenery.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for blending water soluble oil pastels as watercolors.


And here is a closer look:


I hope this inspires you to think outside the box, get a little messy and try making new colors now and then.

Link Up:  Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge ~ Green

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Pretty Darn Amazing March 2017 KOM, Prima water soluble oil pastels, MFT die-namics, Pretty Pink Posh droplets and Ranger watercolor paper.

Have a great day.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Unity Blog Hop and Release ~ Owl Graduate

Hi there, it's Gaylynn.  Today we are hopping with the Unity Stamp Co. design team and featuring lots of new release projects.


This is a special graduation invitation project.
My baby girl is graduating college.  I am a so very proud of her.
This is a sample of her party invites.

I made a video tutorial sharing ways to attach vellum.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq

Here is a look at part of the process:


And here is a closer look at the party invitation:


There is a lot going on at the Unity store.  Don't miss out.  I used this cute kit called Owl Graduate.

And hop along with us for lots of inspiration.


We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A fun card with flowers and a camera.

Here is a camera themed card with flowers and a FUN sentiment.


Sentiment:  Smile till your face hurts.

The background was created by using the image in multiples, then using Copic markers for color.
I though that this fun sentiment needed to be showcased.
With a little frame, flag, twine and a tiny camera charm, it all came together perfectly.
This is great for congratulations, birthday, friends, family and celebration occasions.

Here is a video tutorial for it.
My YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is another look:


Link Up:  Crafting By Design ~ Anything Goes Challenge March Edition

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Smile In Your Dreams, dies by Avery Elle and My Creative Time, camera charm, twine and Copic Markers.

I hope this made you smile. :)