Monday, June 26, 2017

You Are Enough Beach Girl Watercolor Card

Here is an encouragement watercolor beach girl card.


Sentiment:  You are enough

This is great for encouragement.  I colored this peaceful beach scene with watercolor and added a die-cut anchor.  This girl is right where I would like to be, at the beach.

Here is a quick tip video tutorial for this card.


A closer look:


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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Patience Girl by Angie Blom, dies by My Creative Time and Avery Elle, silver cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, Prima water soluble oil pastels and brushes.

Have a lovely week.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Beach Girl & Bear Thank You Watercolor Card

Here is a sweet watercolor beach scene with a girl and a teddy bear.


Sentiment:  Thanks for being there.

This image is in watercolor and is accented with a silver anchor and patterned paper trim.
I just love the sweetness.

Here is a video tutorial for this card.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



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Supplies:  Unity Stamp co. Friend In Me by Phyllis Harris, Sakura Koi watercolor, dies by My Creative Time and Winnie & Walter; Ranger watercolor paper and cardstock.

Enjoy your day.

Cute Friendship Watercolor Card with Paper Crimping

This is a watercolor friendship card for almost any occasion or just because.


Sentiment:  You've got a friend in me.

This is a sweet image by Phyllis Harris.  I used watercolor and for the background, a paper crimper.  This reminds me of my little niece and nephew.

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


This is a close up:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Meant For Adventure & Friend In Me kits by Phyllis Harris; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, brushes, paper crimper, tag punches, MFT die-namics and cardstock.

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The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (watercolour & bright)

Have a great day.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Birthday Gift Card or Money Holder

Today, I am sharing a gift card or money holder with a sweet image.


Sentiment:  May your birthday be full of your favorite things.

This card doubles as a gift.  The inside has a pocket to hold a gift card or cash.

Here is the inside.


I made a quick tip video tutorial on how to make this tri-fold gift holder.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Sunny Days by Phyllis Harris & I Consider You Special kits; Copic markers, double-sided adhesive, BasicGrey paper and twine.

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The Challenge #88 ~ Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday, square)

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bible Journaling ~ Beach Girl with Copics

Here is a bible journal page with a tropical beach scene and an inspirational message.


Sentiment:  Sorrow looks back.  Worry looks around.  Faith looks up.

This girl and beach scene was colored in with Copic markers onto a separate cardstock panel.   I do not recommend Copics directly onto the bible pages. They tend to bleed through the pages.

If  you are interested in tips, I have a series of bible journal posts, documenting techniques used to decorate creatively on the thin bible pages.  It is a trial and error process for me.

I made a quick tip video tutorial on simple layering with bible journaling.
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Faith Looks Up by Phyllis Harris, My Creative Bible, Copic markers and double-sided tape.

Until next time.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day.


Sentiment:  Happy Father's Day.  When you didn't have my hand, you had my back.

This is a heartfelt Father's Day card.  This is especially fitting for fathers of adult or grown children.  I like the saying and the vintage feel of the card.

Here is a closer look:


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Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. You are a Classic, Beary Best Dad & Bonus Dad; My Creative Time dies, BasicGrey paper and Ranger distress oxide ink.

Cheers to all the dads out there and to the ones who love like dad's.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Mouse Circle

This is an adorable mouse & heart thank you card.


Sentiment:  Just a little thank you.

I made a peek-a-boo window for the mouse, colored it with Copics and used floral patterned paper for accent.

Here is a quick tip video of the process:
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


And here is a closer look:


This sweet mouse stamp by Unity is offered free this weekend only on orders over $50.  It is not yet available for sale.

Supplies:  Unity Mice Lil' Thank You, Copic markers, BasicGrey paper and twine.

Have a wonderful Father's Day Weekend.