Wednesday, February 29, 2012

3~D Wednesday with My Creative Time

Good Morning! Today is 3~D Wednesday over at My Creative Time! Today Emma and the design team have all created 3~D projects. NO cards and layouts. Today I am showing you how versatile the My Creative Time stamp set "I Believe In Leprechauns" can really be! There are so many sentiments on this set that can be used for more than St. Patrick's Day! So I decided to make something for my husband just to show him how much I truly am "LUCKY" to have him as my "friend" and  for his "love"! He LOVES Whoppers and this is something he will truly get a chuckle out of receiving too!

So I decided to cut the horseshoe 9which everyone says it is for luck) @ 9.5 about 6 times. Adhered 3 together for each side. I cut acetate for the middle part to hold the whoppers. I don't remember the size of the acetate but I cut slits on both side of the acetate. Bent them and used score tape to adhere them on each side of the shoes. I hope this makes sense! Since I used Core'dination paper it was so fun to  try and make it look a little rustic! I couldn't resist to use my Stitched Heart Die because it fit perfectly with the "Lucky In Love" and "Lucky to have a friend like you!" sentiments from the "I Believe In Leprechauns" stamp set!

The backside! I kinda went a little crazy with this but I just couldn't help myself!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ "I Believe In Leprechauns" ~ sentiments
My Creative Time ~ Stitched Heart Die
Cricut Cartridge ~ Old West
Core'dinations Paper
Jute, Raffia, Acetate, Brads and Ranger ink

Please head on over to My Creative Time to see what the other FABULOUS designers have created. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Peachy Keen Connection ~ Challenge #2

Good morning! I just wanted to share with you the card I made for The Peachy Keen March release that happened over the weekend! We were asked to use bling and ribbon. This card was VERY simple  and easy to create.

Materials Used:

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK-660 Laughy Taffy Face Assortment ~ face
My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ This & That ~ sentiment
Stampin Up punches ~
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Fancy Pants ~ Beach Babe
Twinery Twine and Paper Trey Ink ribbon
Brads, Recollection Rhinestones

See very easy and simple card!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Peachy Keen March Release Party ~ Challenge #1

Hello just want you all to know that Peachy Keen is having their release party this weekend over at the Peachy Keen Connection! They just have the CUTEST faces ever! Click here for all the details. The first challenge this weekend was to make something with 2 different patterns. Here is my little Chickie! Love that die!

Materials Used:
Paper ~ Stampin up Designer Series Paper ~ Subtles ~ Duck ~ pattern
My Mind's Eye ~ Happier ~ patterns
Paper Trey Ink
Twinery Twine
beads from my stash for center of flowers

I hope you get to check out the design team and what they have created with these AMAZING stamps!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple Egg~Straordinary Card

I just wanted to share with you a VERY simple, fast and easy card to put together to send to someone special in your life!
For my card I used My Creative Time Happy Hunting stamp set for my sentiment. This is part of Emma's new release. What a fun set to own and can be so versatile too!

Like I said a VERY simple, easy and fun card to make! My husband wanted me to add some ripples because when he makes eggs, the poor egg wants to jump out of the pan from the heat! So I tried, very hard to see it! My son wanted me to add bacon ~ he is too CUTE!

Materials used:
My Creative Time ~ Happy Hunting and Stitched Oval Die
Cricut Cartridge ~ Just Because Cards (egg)
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Recollections
Stampin Up ~ ribbon
Memento Ink and white Sakura pen

Head on over to My Creative Time because Emma and the design Team are showcasing Favorite "Stamps" of the Month and having a linky party! YEAH! Emma has graciously put some of her stamps on sale! Click here for all the fun details and see what these AMAZING designers have created!  

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

3~D Wednesday at My Creative Time ~ Easter/Spring Home Decor

Hello and welcome to My Creative Time 3~ D Wednesday! Emma and my fellow design team members all created 3~D items. We were asked not to do a card or layout! I LOVED doing this! I actually used items that I had lying around my house for quite some time except for my paper (which I LOVE) and the eggs. So for my project I decided to use My Creative Time stamps sets Happy Hunting, Hello Spring, Spring Chicken Backgrounds,  and XL Label Borders. I am so in LOVE and TOTALLY addicted to the chicken wire stamp!

So the jar was from some candle thing??? and the nest I had planned on making a wreath with, which never happened.  So I stamped my chicken wire stamp on 12x12 acetate. Let that dry. I tore my birds nest apart; make sure you do this over a shopping bag ~ HUGE mess!  Once your acetate is dry, cut and tape together. I just placed it in my jar. Then placed the torn apart birds nest on the bottom of the jar. My eggs were ornaments for Easter trees??? So I cut the ribbon off of those. Then I layered My Creative Time XL Label Die and used the Scallop & Stitched Circle Die for my tags. I wanted to use this decoration for Easter and Spring. All you have to do is turn the ribbon around (it slides around very nicely) to the side you want to display. I tried to make it very versatile.

Materials used:
My Creative Time Stamp Sets ~ Happy Hunting, Hello Spring,
DCWV Linen Paper stack
Stampin Up ~ ribbon
Paper Trey Ink Jute
Tim Holtz Ink ~ walnut stain
Eggs from Joann's
bird nest and jar from stash

Please make sure you go over to My Creative Time to see all the designers' projects! I am sure you will not be disappointed!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Creative Time ~February Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to My Creative Time February Stamp Release Blog Hop. Today is the day you can actually purchase these AMAZING stamp sets that Emma has designed in her BRAND NEW STORE! Yes ~ it is the GRAND opening of Emma's NEW store! Okay we have been showcasing these amazing stamp sets all week and believe me, you don't want to miss out on these! They were so fun and versatile to work with! If you came from the super creative and talented  Katie's blog then you are in the right spot. If not, make sure you start at Emma's blog so you don't miss out. Make sure to scroll down to see where to go next and to see what the GRAND prize is!

For my project today I am showcasing one of Emma's new stamp sets " Happy Hunting". Isn't this the most ADORABLE set? I think it is! Those bunnies are too CUTE! So for my project I decided to get a jump start on some Easter treats. I used the "Happy Hunting" stamps set for all the images and sentiments! I decided to give coloring a try. I need to practice a great deal more but the two little girls (sister's) aren't going to care because they just might be impressed I colored inside the lines! LOL.

They LOVE the color purple! So I thought I would make them matching sets. For the cards I used MCT~ XL Label Die, the sentiment and two different bunny images are from the MCT Happy Hunting stamp set.  I also decided to make them a little treat using the MCT Stitched Lollipop Holder Die, the MCT Scalloped & Stitched Oval Die and the grass images are from the MCT Happy Hunting stamp set.

Here are the images of the stamp set I featured today!

For our giveaway today, we are  giving ONE LUCKY winner a $100 Gift Certificate to "My Creative Time's" new online store!  All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for me to contact you! Each designer will be picking a winner, then Emma will use to pick the lucky winner out of those 18 names! So remember you  have "18" chances to win! All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, Feb 19th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Okay your next stop along the way is the amazingly talented and creative 

Just in case you get lost along the way here is the list of the entire hop:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My Creative Time February Sneak Peek Week ~ Day #3

Good morning and welcome to day #3 of My Creative Time Sneak Peek! Today we are to be show casing the AMAZING stamp set  "Hello Spring" ! Emma REALLY out did herself with this stamp set! The stamps and images are just simply FABULOUS! Okay all of Emma's stamps are but these are simply incredible!

So for my card I decided to do something VERY simple and basic. The "Hello Spring" stamps set comes with these adorable egg dies! Yes ~ egg dies! So I die cut the egg out, inked the daisy looking stamp. I have to say, my favorite flower is the daisy. Plus one of my favorite movies is "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" with Doris Day! I colored in the centers of the flowers and added some stickles and of course layered the egg. I am all about layers! I tied a little bow around the egg. I decided to add the "Chevron ~ rick rack to the sides, from the stamp set "Hello Spring".  Thanks Miss Katie for the name of the little stamp  images. A big bow just wasn't working. I also decide to use My Creative Time Teeny Tags for my sentiment. I just masked the stamp just to get the word "Hello".

For the inside of the card I just wanted to add a little sentiment from My Creative Time stamps set "Happy Hunting" and decided to use my My Creative time stitched oval die. It fits PERFECTLY in there!
I told you this was super simple! I made this for a very special young lady who has to overcome some incredible odds. I hope this card help lift her spirits!

Don't forget to go to Emma's blog and see all the other talented design teams projects!

Okay now for the fun stuff... listen up

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, Feb 16th during this AWESOME release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Creative Time February Sneak Peek Week ~ Day 2

Hello are you all ready for My Creative Time sneak peeks? This release is just AMAZING!  Today I am featuring Emma's new stamp set called "Spring Chicken Backgrounds"! Oh what a FABULOUS background set this is, the possibilities are endless! Oh can I just say I am truly in LOVE with these backgrounds!

I will list all my materials I used below but wanted to share with you about what I used for my two little signs. It is Balsa wood! My friend and fellow design team member Katie, from Crafting With Katie, used Balsa wood awhile back for one of her projects. I LOVED the idea. Click here to watch her video ~ it is seriously amazing! It adds so much texture to a project!


My Creative Time ~ "Spring Chicken Backgrounds" ( for my window and signs)
My Creative Time ~ "Happy Egg Hunting" (sentiment ~ Monday's sneak peak)
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Oval Die" (for the sentiment sign ~ layered)
My Creative Time ~ "Build A Banner Die" ( for my little 5 cent sign)
My Creative Time ~ "Follow Your Dreams" ( for the number 5 on the sign)

See how versatile Emma's stamps can be! That is why I just LOVE creating with them!

 Other Materials:
Cartridge ~ From My Kitchen ~ eggs
Paper ~ All Paper Trey Ink
Crinkle Ribbon ~ Patsy's Prairie Bird Boutique
Ink ~ Tim Holtz
Distressed Stripes embossing folder,acetate, wire and a brad from my stash

Now for the fun stuff...LISTEN UP...


Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!

 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!

 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!

 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Thursday, Feb 16th during this AWESOME release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!

 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

I hope you enjoyed today's Sneak peek ~ please go see what the other AMAZING designers have created!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines Day Heart Wreath For My Mom

Good morning! I just wanted to share a wreath I started a few weeks ago for my Mom. I finally finished it late last night. She is one of the strongest women I know and just to show her how much I "LoVe" her. I made her this very simple wreath. Her strength is immeasurable. Thank You Mom for showing us the way to forge forward even though at times we may not want too!


I just wanted to add very little to the wreath. The bow I am going to take off and have my husbands aunt make me a real one. She is a florist and this bow is not working! 

Paper ~ PTI and Bazzill
Tim Holtz Ink, Stampin Up Ink & Memento Ink
Coffee filters
Foam wreath
Hallmark Ribbon ( going to change ~ LOL)

Okay one more thing ~ DON'T FORGET this week, starting Monday, is Sneak Peeks over at My Creative Time!  You still have time to enter Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ a "Bug" Theme for the chance to win the entire set! Click here for the details.You don't want to miss this! This release is just simply INCREDIBLE!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Treats

Good Morning! I just wanted to share the treats I made for my son's Valentine's Day party ~ which is today. All stamps and dies are from My Creative Time . These were so easy and simple to create! Sorry about the pictures ~ it was very sunny yesterday and windy! So these had to be taken very quickly!

My Creative Time ~ Stitched Lollipop Holder
Bubblegum Treat Box
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die
Teeny Tag Layering Dies
Paper ~ Martha Stewart, Recollections and some from my stash
Ink ~ Memento and Stampin Up
Ribbon ~ Michael's

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ "BUG Theme"

Hello ~ Welcome to My Creative Time Throwback Thursday! Today's theme is a "Bug Theme"! You can click here for all the details. For this challenge you must use an "older" cartridge! Today I actually have two cards. One is simple and the other a little fun!

My first card is a simple and clean card. I have been doing a lot of simple cards/projects lately with not a lot of flare. I decided to use the butterfly from Hannah Montana. I used my xyron and some Martha Stewart coarse glitter. This course glitter is so light and delicate ~ sort of like a butterfly! Emma's stamp set "Classy & Fabulous" just has the PERFECT fonts for my card!

My Creative Time Stamps & Dies ~ Classy & Fabulous Stamp set & Curly Label Die
Cartridge ~ Hannah Montana ~ butterfly 
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Stampin Up ~ ribbon
Martha Stewart Glitter and Memento ink

My next card was a little more fun! I made this card for the little boys, their sister and Mom who came over this past weekend for a play date. They are triplets! There are the 2 boys and the cutest little girl!  So I wanted to send them a little card Thanking them for such a fun day!

My Creative Time ~ Anyday Bingo & Crossword (letters) ~ Build a Banner Kit ( small stitched circle) & Just a Little Not to Say ( sentiment)
Cartridges ~ A Garden of Words (caterpillar)Doodlecharms (branch)
Everyday Paper Dolls (clouds)
PKS ~ Snow Cutie Face Assort. ( my favorite faces)
Paper ~ Cloud 9, My Mind's Eye, PTI Inks ~ Tim Holtz and Memento
Extras ~ Twinery Twine & Kaiser rhinestones 

Okay sorry for the long post. Please go over to My Creative Time and check out what the AMAZING and TALENTED fellow designers created. I am sure you WON"T be disappointed! I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Mailbox

I just wanted to share a Valentine's Day mailbox that I made for my son. I bought the mailbox from Joann's. All stamps used are from Emma over at My Creative Time. I have to say this was simple to create because her stamps and dies are simply AMAZING! I also adhered this with my ATG gun. It stays and can be removed VERY easily for next year! My hearts are having a little bit of problems but that is just because it is going around the curve.

Cartridge ~ Hannah Montana (font)
MCT ~Whimsical Calendar Days  and XL Label Die
MCT ~Teeny Tag Greetings with Teeny Tag Dies
MCT ~ 100 % Sweetness with Heart Die
MCT ~ Happy Mail & Embossed Envelope Die
MCT ~ Mom You Rock
MCT ~ More Gift Card Sentiments
Zing Embossing powder
Memento and Stampin Up ink
Paper and Ribbon from my scraps.  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simple Notes Cards

Hello I have a real quick project for you all today. Before I go onto my project I would like to say "Thank You" to all the warm wishes since I have returned to blogging! I am truly touched by all of you! I enjoy seeing every one's creations and I am so inspired by all of you! I really missed all your creativity!

Okay for my project today I made simple and easy note cards. I am forever sending in notes to my son's teacher. Yes ~ there is email and texting but she doesn't always have an opportunity to read them, she is there teaching, and get back to everyone as quickly as we may need. There are many times I need to pick my son up early, or to let her know that he didn't sleep last night that well. His teacher is so sweet and LOVES and CARES about our children as if they were her own. So I usually send in a note from the paper from our printer or on an index card. So I thought why not make the note nicer. I used My Creative Time stamps for these! Emma's stamps are so PERFECT for this! I know my son's teacher will love getting these!

Small Talk
Teeny Tag Greetings
Paper Trey Ink paper
Memento and Stampin Up ink

Thank you for stopping by but before you go click here to see what the talented ladies created for Monday Madness...Imagine That! You won't be disappointed!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Exciting Announcement!

Hello I have some exciting news! Emma from My Creative Time has asked me to join her design team! I am beyond over the moon with excitement! I have been a huge fan and follower of Emma's since my blogging journey began in 2010! Her stamps and dies are beyond incredible and so fun to work with!

Just to tell you about myself. I have been married for 15 plus years to a very sweet, supportive and kind hearted man. We have known each other since grade school. We have a 6 1/2 year old little boy who is our EVERYTHING! He loves to do crafts too!  I am fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom/wife who has many roles, duties and paper crafting is something I do for fun! I love to use my Cricut but dies are my favorite thing to work with!

I would also like to say I am honored and excited to work beside these talented and creative "My Creative Time Designers" too!

Onto my card:
So for my card today I have to share my story behind this. Our house is divided by chocolate. My husband loves MILK chocolate but I love WHITE chocolate! So when I made this card I had him in mind! I really do LOVE him more than chocolate!

All paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Zing Embossing powder
Memento Rich Cocoa
Ribbon from Michael's

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Creative Time ~ "My Favorite Stamp Of The Month" ~ Guest Designer

Hello Fellow crafters. Emma over at My Creative Time has asked me to guest design for her! I am over the moon with excitement! This month is the stamp set ~ "I believe in Leprechaun's"! Oh I have to say ~ I LOVE this set, okay I LOVE all her stamps and dies but this one is so festive and can be so versatile too! Sweet Emma is also putting this set on SALE ~ yes SALE for you all for the next 24 hours! Just click on the link and start shopping! This will end Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:01 AM, PST! So hurry up ~ you don't want to miss out!

For my first card I wanted to try something I have never tried before ~ a spinner card! I know my son is going to love it because it moves! Sorry about the shadows but the wind was so crazy here, there was no way to take a picture outside! Oh the camera wanted to focus on the glitter ~ I need photography classes bad!

Cricut Cartridge ~ Designer's Calendar ~ Hat (cut @ 4 1/2 inches)
My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ "I Believe in Leprechauns"
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink, Stampin Up, Paper Pizazz
Other Materials:
Martha Stewart Glitter, UTEE, Rick Rack Ribbon, PTI Jute, Shamrocks from Michael's or Joann's???

My next card is just a very simple card with My Creative Time Stitched Heart Die. I just LOVE dies and Emma's are just so fun to work with!

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ "I Believe in Leprechauns"
My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ Script Type Backgrounds
My Creative Time ~ Stitched Heart Die
My Creative Time ~ Build a Banner Kit (die layered)
Paper ~ Paper Trey ink and Darice Linen Paper
Ribbon ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Memento Ink
A flat stick from Joann's

And last but not least to show you that this stamp set can be versatile;

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ "I Believe in Leprechauns"
Cricut Cartridge ~ Doodlecharms ( apple cut @ 3inches)
My Creative Time Scallop & Stitched Die
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and DCWV ~ The Grade School Stack
Ribbon ~ Michael's

Okay I Know this was a long post with lots of picture. Please don't forget this fabulous and fun set is on SALE for only 24 hours. Sale ends Friday, February 3 at 12:01 PST! So head on over at My Creative Time and get yourself a set!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Quick & Easy Valentine's Day Card

Here is a real quick and easy Valentine's Day card! I used My Creative Time stamps and dies ~ something you could mass produce quickly!

My Creative Time ~ Whimsical Calendar Days
100% Sweetness & Stitched  Heart Die
XL Label Die
Papers: Stamping Up and Bazzill
Ink: Stampin Up Real Red & Memento
Zing embossing powder