Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MCT Retirement Sale & a "FEW" marked down items!



Hello ~ It's Tuesday and the Christmas cheer is starting too turn into panic over here at the Harris residence! I am starting to feel the crunch! UGH! But I thought I would share with you all another card I made using one of the stamps sets that is retiring. Now you might be thinking all the products I used are new and I have lost my mind. Well the grass that is around my little deer is from the stamp set Home Sewn. I LOVE this grass. Something subtle but yet perfect to use to fill in around any image. Now this set comes with a ton of different sentiments a some images as well. Oh just in case you haven't heard...
Emma over at My Creative Time is having a retirement sale and few other of her AMAZING products on sale too! I will just give you all a little taste on what she has going on... but click here for all the details or click here to see what is still available! Get these awesome products fast because they wont last long ~ trust me!
Here is what Emma posted on Friday:
For the FIRST time in "almost" 4 years, I am retiring some stamps & dies!  There are a few of these that you just "MIGHT" see again in the future but a REVISED & BETTER version! ;)  Not only are we retiring sets, I ALSO marked down SEVERAL items too! I seriously need to make room for some AMAZING goodies that I have lined up for 2015! So like the banner states up top…."Out with the old & in with the NEW!" 
Materials Used
Home Sewn ~ retiring soon
Paper ~ PTI
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink ~ Archival & VersaMark
clear embossing powder
Copic markers
white gel pen
I am going to leave some links of some of my projects using what stamps sets that are retiring. Now I can NOT guarantee these will be in stock for very long, so if you plan on purchasing any of these ~ do it FAST! These amazing products are lasting long at all!
All you have to do is click on the links below the stamp or die set.


I know I have a ton more projects to share for those who have these sets already or for those who are lucky enough to purchase these! Some of these projects the sets I used are obvious and some you might have to look for but I this helps you with your purchasing of the awesome MCT products!



Monday, December 15, 2014

MCT Retirement Sale & a "FEW" marked down items!


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all getting ready for the up coming holiday! I know I am and that is why there has been little time to blog stalk... but lets hope I get to it this week because next week will be even crazier!
Just to keep you all up to date here... Emma over at My Creative Time is having a retirement sale and few other of her AMAZING products on sale too! I will just give you all a little taste on what she has going on... but click here for all the details or click here to see what is still available! Get these awesome products fast because they wont last long ~ trust me!
Here is what Emma posted on Friday:
For the FIRST time in "almost" 4 years, I am retiring some stamps & dies!  There are a few of these that you just "MIGHT" see again in the future but a REVISED & BETTER version! ;)  Not only are we retiring sets, I ALSO marked down SEVERAL items too! I seriously need to make room for some AMAZING goodies that I have lined up for 2015! So like the banner states up top…."Out with the old & in with the NEW!" 
So for my project today I wanted to use some of the products that are retiring...unfortunately when I went to write my post, this was shortly after the sale started, they were already sold out! WOW ~ you all shop FAST!! LOL! Way to go to whomever snag up the Polka Dot Surprise and the Stitched Frame die! I thought I would share my card with you all anyway to either inspire those who have them already or just snag them up!
But I do want to share another FABULOUS stamp set I used that is retiring and that is the Fun Borders stamp set. This set comes with 4 smaller background stamps... or at least that is how I am referring to them! I think these stamps can be used in so many different ways besides how I used them.
Materials Used
Polka Dot Surprise ~ sentiment ~  SOLD OUT
Stitched Frame Die ~ frame ~ SOLD OUT
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Archival

I am going to leave some links of some of my projects using what stamps sets that are retiring. Now I can NOT guarantee these will be in stock for very long, so if you plan on purchasing any of these ~ do it FAST! These amazing products are lasting long at all!
All you have to do is click on the links below the stamp or die set.


I know I have a ton more projects to share for those who have these sets already or for those who are lucky enough to purchase these! Some of these projects the sets I used are obvious and some you might have to look for but I this helps you with your purchasing of the awesome MCT products!






Thursday, December 11, 2014

MCT ~ Designer Challenge

Hello ~ welcome to the last My Creative Time Designer of the year! This year has flown by and I am still cant believe Christmas is just around the corner! Believe it or not I JUST started Christmas shopping! Yep ~ I am so not prepared for this Christmas this year! Sigh! So if you haven't seen me on your blog or Facebook pages, my apologies! I will catch up soon!
Any way, today Emma and the design team have a beautiful color and sketch challenge  for you talented crafty people out there! So I looked at the photo inspiration picture and the sketch and decided to take a few elements from each to create my card. Super simple card that can be mass produced pretty easy! Lets just say there won't be enough time to send any cards out this year but hopefully this could be one for next year! As usual I will list all materials below.


Materials Used:
Just For You ~ trees
Warm Holiday Fun ~ ornaments
Gift Card Sentiments ~ "Christmas" sentiment
Lowercase Fun Dies ~ letters
Paper ~ PTI and Recollections
Ink ~ Archival

We hope you can join us for this challenge! Head on over to Emma's blog, click HERE, to get all the details and to see what all the super talented design team has created!




Friday, December 5, 2014

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas Day 5

I hope you have enjoyed our 5 days of Christmas and Emma's AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Remember, in order to qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog. Please remember also to leave an email address for us to contact you if YOU are a LUCKY winner! You still have the weekend to leave your comments. Emma will announce ALL five days of winners on her blog Monday, December 8, 2014! Good luck everyone!
Again ~ I LOVE this giveaway!! EEK!!
Okay so for my project we do Elf on A Shelf in our house. My sister saw this last year on Pinterest. They are Elf doughnuts! We made these last year but it was past the My Creative Time 5 Days of Christmas.  I know our days are numbered, my son is getting older, so I couldn't resist doing it and sharing with you all. You take Cheerios, lick them, YES lick them and dip them in sugar, powdered sugar and come sort of chocolate. I used chocolate we have for ice cream sundaes. Now obviously we really don't eat them and if you do them in a group, assign every one their own bowls or topping. So simple, very messy but such a fun idea. We send these back with Elfie, that is our Elf's name  so original right??) on Christmas Eve as treats for all the other hard working elves! LOL! I crack up just thinking about this. Anyway, they fit PERFECTLY in the Treat Slide Box! I also wanted to share that our Elf is good right now but once the magic of all this ends, he will turn naughty! It will be so much fun!!!



Materials Used:
Treat Slide Box
Alpha Pack
Once Upon A Time
Typewriter Die
Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag Dies
Winter Flake Dies
Paper ~ PTI, EP ad MME
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink ~ VersaFine and Archival
Martha Stewart course glitter
hemp
Wink of Stella
Cheerios
powdered sugar, sugar and chocolate

Well that is it for me this week. I hope you enjoyed my projects along with Emma and the whole My Creative Time DT's.
Have  a wonderful weekend and good luck on winning these AMAZING goodies!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas Day 4

I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas & AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaway's this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog & VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winner's on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo
Alright ~ I need this giveaway too! OMG ~ I am loving ever single thing this week Emma is giving away!!!
Today's project is all about our puppies in our lives. Whether it be your own, a family members puppy or a friends they still need to get little gifts for Christmas. When we go out to my sisters place in New Jersey for Thanksgiving, we always go to the cutest doggy store. It is not a chain store, which I love that fact. They seriously have the cutest things and homemade puppy safe treats! So since she has 3 dogs, I try to get their shopping done right there because the store is just over the top packed with fun things. I also would like to add, a lot of my die  cuts today were scrap die cut pieces. Go me!

Materials Used:
***Inspired my DT Cindy***
Paper ~ PTI and EP
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink ~ VersaFine, VersaMark, Archival and Tim Holtz
clear embossing powder
Creatology glitter
Okay that is it for me today, make sure you head on over to Emma's blog to check out all the fabulous ideas these ladies have in store for you all!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas Day 3

I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas & AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaway's this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog & VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winner's on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo
OMG ~ I want this giveaway too! EEK! Isn't Emma super sweet!!!! These are on my list for Santa!!!
Lets get started on todays project! We have all seen the movie Frozen right? Well I think that snowman is ADORABLE! Well I attempted, that is the key word here "attempted" to recreate Olaf. Now he doesn't look exactly the same as Olaf but hey it will work for the purpose for today! I used tons of My Creative Time dies to create him and I will list them all below.  I thought making a CUTE tag with this snowball maker I bought at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% coupon. Since we live where snow falls in the winter, lets hope we get to use it once and that's it! LOL!


Materials Used:
Snow Buddies ~ sentiment
Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies ~  mouth, head and cheeks
Winter Snowman Dies ~ eyes and brows
Seasonal Greetings ~ arms and hair
Paper ~ PTI & EP
Ribbon ~ SU
Ink ~ VersaFine & VersaMark
clear embossing powder
eyelet

Well that is it for me today! I will be back again tomorrow with another project! Make sure you head on over to Emma's blog to see all the amazing creations!!




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas Day 2

I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas & AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaway's this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog & VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winner's on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo

Well didn't Emma and the design team have some wonderful projects for us all yesterday?? I thought so! Today I wanted to share with you another simple and fairly quick project. I have wanted to make one of the hot chocolate test tube holders forever and wrote notes for these years ago but altered it here and there. I am sure if you Google test tube holders, they will be able to explain in better detail on how to do this. Since "Snowy days are here", at least in my neck of the woods, I thought why not give it a try. Plus my son LOVES hot cocoa on cold days. The best part is he helped me fill these tubes up and they can be refilled over and over again. As always I will list all materials listed below and I am trying to keep my post super short all week, I don't want you to miss one single thing!


Materials Used:
Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies
Snow Buddies
Winter Snowman Dies
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
Winter Flakes Dies
Paper ~ DCWV & PTI
Ink ~ VersaMark & SU
Ribbon ~ SU
Tim Holtz distress glitter
Martha Stewart Test tubes


Head on over to Emma's blog to see what she and the other design team members have created for you all today!

Monday, December 1, 2014

MCT ~ 5 Days of Christmas ~ Day 1


I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas & AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaway's this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog & VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winner's on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo
Oh my word!! Isn't Emma super sweet!! I want to win these!! LOL!

So our goal this week is to share super simple and easy ideas that you can create for the holidays. We are all running around trying to get everything done and trying not forget anyone! When I saw these chocolate lollipops, I obviously did not make them  (I am not a baker nor a chocolatier by any sense of the word) but knew I could make them look more appealing  simply using the BEST products out there! My Creative Time products of course!!! You seriously can dress up anything with Emma's products! These can be stocking stuffers, a treat for all our amazing delivery people or have a basket of these sitting there for special guests who may just stop by... whomever you give them too ~ they will feel the spirit of the holiday!
Santa Lollipop
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Archival, VersaMark
Ribbon ~ May Arts
clear embossing powder

Snowman Lollipop
Paper ~ PTI
Ink ~ Memento, Archival & VersaMark
Ribbon ~ May Arts
clear embossing powder

Okay that is it for me today. I will be back tomorrow with another project. If you happen to stumble upon my blog, head on over to Emma's blog over at My Creative Time to see all the fun projects!

Friday, November 21, 2014

MCT ~ 38th Edition Release Blog Hop

Are you ready?  It's shopping day for the My Creative Time 38th Edition Release!!  All of the AMAZING stamps and dies that we have been sneaking this week can now be purchased! YAY!!! Head over to Emma's blog, which is the beginning of the hop. Now you should have arrived from the very talented and creative Cassandra's blog.
So for my card today I will be showcasing the stamp and die sets Snowbuddies and Winter Snowman Dies. Well as you can see my little snowman is "peeking" in the winter asking you a very important question! I just LOVE how this card turned out I rarely say things like that about my projects but this one is just too darn CUTE! LOL! Of course my snowman is from the Winter Snowman Dies and my sentiment is from the Snowbuddies set. I LOVE this font too! Of course I couldn't resist using the new Stitched Window & Accessories Dies. I mean remember I was the one begging for these! But how about my little scene... love how Emma's products really can be stretched and so versatile! I will list all my products below but before I go I wanted tell you how I did my wainscoting. Of course I used my new addiction Stitched Rectangular Dies + More but to get my other rectangles for the wainscoting look... I die cut out the Photobooth Stitched Die. Yep ~ that's it and I think it turned out pretty darn good too! 

Your next stop should be the talented and creative Veronica!
Materials Used:
Winter Cheer ~ snow flakes
Photobooth Stitched Die ~ wainscoting
Seasonal Greetings ~ trees & holly on snowman's hat
Loyal Friends ~ fence
Paper ~ PTI and MME
Ink ~ VersaFine and Stampin Up
TH distress glitter
Signo pen

"FREEBIE STAMP"






****UPDATE ON FREEBIE STAMP SET!!!!!****
Hello my sweet friends! Okay, the first 150 shoppers have already came thru! For those invoice numbers 13858 thru 14012, you are the LUCKY ones that will be getting this ADORABLE "Hello You" stamp in your pkgs! If you missed out on this FREEBIE, it is available for purchase HERE!
***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 better chance 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! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 @midnight PST. 





BLOG HOP LINE UP

Thanks for all your wonderful comments ~ So thankful for all of you out there!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

MCT ~ November Sneak Peek Day #4

Today is our final day of the November My Creative Time Sneak Peeks. Well I have been telling you all this entire release is must have and today is the icing on the cake! This little set is called Hello You. It is such a sweet and whimsical little set. I love the vine stamp and there are 3 choices of flowers you can use. Now you can use this vine either vertical or horizontal because either way it is so elegant. I wanted to use the new Scalloped Stitched Ovals Dies with this set with these soft muted colors. Very simple but yet so sweet to send to a friend.
Materials Used :
Paper ~ PTI, SU and MME
Ink ~ Hero Arts, Su and VersaMark
Ribbon ~ May Art Ribbon
Teresa Collins Enamel Dots
Wink of Stella

***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 in her video!
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 better chance 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!;)

Well that is it for me today. I will be back here tomorrow at 11am EST or 8 am PST for the My Creative Time November Blog Hop! Now head on over to Emma's blog!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MCT ~ November Sneak Peek Day #3

Hello and welcome to Day #3 of the November My Creative Time Sneak Peaks!
Emma has created the cutest little die set and sentiments for today! The sets we will be featuring today are, the Snow Buddies and Winter Snowman Dies. The one set is packed with just the sweetest sentiments and oh my the dies in the other set ~ adorbs!! They are so fun to create with!
So I thought I would do a Valentine's Day card. I thought my snow people should be sitting on a bench declaring their love for one another! The flowers are from the new set Window Sentiments & Flowers and my bench is from Wishing You Were Here The heart above them is from Winter Cheer. The little snow girl is wearing a bonnet from the Classy Girl Accessories and the flowers for both of their hats are from Seasonal Greetings

I wanted to share a close up picture to show you all I added Wink of Stella pen to my snow people, the flowers and my paver stones.

Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI & MME
Ink ~ Archival and VersaFine
Recollection pearls
MME enamel dot
Signo Pen
Wink of Stella
***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 in her video!
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 better chance 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 stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MCT ~ November Sneak Peek Day #2

Hello and welcome to Day #2 of the My Creative Time November Time Sneak Peeks! Today is going to be one of my favorite days ever for release time. I am super excited about today because we will be showcasing the new sets, Window Sentiments & Flower and Stitched Window Dies & Accessories. I have been begging Emma (seriously she has to be over me at this point ~ LOL) to please make a window die! I love to create scene cards and this window die is perfect for just that! Now you don't have to do a whole scene either but I love how they can tell a little story. The sentiment set has so many different sentiments and images that cover a variety of occasions. Then the die set has 8 dies total. The curtains are embossed and there is a flower box and a shelf for the window. Oh I just cant wait to share more with you all on these sets! Eek!
So I wanted to create another Christmas card, I am a tad behind, okay I am really behind on them this year! I stamped the flowers out on patterned paper, then took my Copics and quickly colored them. I added some glossy accents and some TH distress glitter for my flowers and snow drifts too. I attempted to make my glass pane (acetate) look frosted by using SU white ink, some glossy accents and distress glitter. What do you think??
Again these 2 sets are must have sets because again there are endless possibilities. Thanks Emma ~ I am in LOVE!!!
Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI, MME and EP
Ink ~ Stampin Up, VersaFine and VersaMark
TH Distress glitter
PTI ~ twine
clear embossing powder
glossy accents
toothpick

***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 in her video!
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 better chance 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!;)

Make sure you head over to Emma's blog to see what Emma and the design team have created with this AWESOME sets!


Monday, November 17, 2014

MCT ~ November Sneak Peek Day #1

Good morning! Are you ready for a week of amazing sneak peeks? Emma and the design team over at My Creative Time have been working hard with the November release! We promise not to disappoint! As always I will try my best to l keep my post very brief this whole week.
Today we will be showcasing the new die set Stitched Ovals. I am so excited for these dies! There is endless possibilities with these fun shapes. You could use the horizontally or vertically which can totally change the look of your project. There are 7 different sizes in the set and I LOVE them all! Now I have lot more ideas on how to use these awesome new dies but for today, I chose to do a shaped Christmas card. The outside scallop die is slightly larger than a A2 size card. I doubled stamped my pine needle stamp from the Boughs of Holly stamp set. I did use a Copic liner pen, a white Signo pen and Wink of Stella pen. I just love how this card turned out.
Materials Used:
Paper ~ PTI, EP and Recollections
Ribbon ~ PTI
Ink ~ Archival & VersaFine
Wink of Stella
Signo Pen
Copic Pen clear Embossing powder

***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 in her video!
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 better chance 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!;)

That's it for me today! If you happen to stumble on my blog head on over to Emma's blog, My Creative Time, to see all the awesome projects!