Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Throwback Thursday

It's time for another Throwback Thursday challenge with Emma over at My Creative Time. To play along you can use ANY older cartridge USING YOUR CRICUTS and make a project of your choice. This week I will be using the Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set. When Emma first came out with this set I knew I had to have it! My Mom LOVES to play Bingo! She isn't the normal bingo player ~ with the beehive hair or trolls and stuff. But she does have her little corks! Pictures and her favorite place to sit! She even dresses nice! Anyway this set was PERFECT for her Birthday card this year!

For my card I used 2 different older cartridges. My intention was to make an "OLD" style Bingo card, like when they used the wire basket. Today, apparently, they use computers! Who knew??? So I decided to manipulate a globe! Like I said ~ I tried my best. I actually don't think it looks too bad! I used the globe from Graphically Speaking; cut twice and layered it. Then I used the base of the globe from Cursive 101. I just paper pieced the cuts and flipped the globe part to make it my own invention! It actually pops up a little ~ to give it a 3D affect! For my bingo chips I used the Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set for the letters then used my Epiphany epoxy gadget to make them feel and look like actual bingo chips. For my bingo balls I used the All Around Birthday Time stamp set for the numbers of the bingo balls. I stamped the numbers on little wood circles from Michael's. They stamp so wonderfully on them! To add a personal touch ~ all the numbers are significant dates in our family. My bingo card is actually a card ~ so it opens. I would have taken pictures of it but I already wrote a special note to my Mom. I knew it would have been hard to write on the card because of the puffiness.

Materials Used:

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ Anyday Bingo & Crossword ~ card bingo card & letters
My Creative Time Stamp set ~ All Around Birthday Time ~ numbers for bingo balls
Cricut Cartridges ~ Graphically Speaking & Cursive 101 ~ globe and globe base
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink, Stampin Up, Coordinations
Twinery Twine
Inks ~ Tim Holtz & Archival
Epiphany Crafts Epoxy Stickers
Woodsies circles

So head on over to Emma's blog, My Creative Time and see what she and the other DT's creations! I am sure you WON'T be disappointed! We hope you can play along with us ~ we can't wait to see what you ALL create!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

PKS Challenge 10 ~ Faux Stitching

Good morning! I finally get to join the Peachy Keen Challenge! Yeah! This week the are asking us to incorporate faux stitching into our cards! That is easy enough! It adds so much to a card! This week I made this card for my little friend Miss "H". She is such a trooper and incredibly strong young lady!

Onto my card ~ I used PKS Cupid Mouse! It is too CUTE! I added some glossy accents to her mouth and nose (very hard to see). I used my nesties to add the layer affect. I used My Creative Time "100% Sweetness Stamp Set" / stitched heart die for her to hold. The sentiment is from My Creative Time  "You Had Me At Chocolate" . I used my Epiphany Heart (14) for some accents. I also decided to pop up her belly, again hard to see and added an Action Wobble. Some twine, ribbon and my faux stitching around the out side of the card. Very quick and easy card! All paper used is from Paper Trey Ink.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Creative Time ~ Favorite Stamp of the Month ~ Game Night

Good morning! Today myself and the design team over at My Creative Time will be featuring Emma's stamp set "Game Night". If you own this stamp set, play along and link it up to Mr. Linky so we can see your amazing creations. If you don't, don't worry because it is on SALE for the next couple of weeks! You can purchase it here. This stamp set has endless possibilities!

When I first saw this stamp set, "Game Night", the first thing I saw was the sentiment ~ " Play the hand your dealt...". So I made this card for my sister, she will totally get this card. It is a very unconventional card for me to send my sister but it will put a smile on her face and warmth in her heart.

I used the Old West cartridge. I hid all the features of this cut and welded it together to make a card. I made my own cards so they could fit perfectly onto the cut/ shape. I used the heart, diamond, clover and spade from the "Game Night" stamp set. To give the card/ cards some dimension I pop dotted the cards so they looked stacked. I also used used glossy accents to highlight the letters and shapes. I heat embossed the stamp card image and the sentiment. I used MCT Oval Stitch die and layered them. Added some twine and brads to finish the card off.

Materials Used:

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ "Game Night" ~ sentiment, shapes and card image
My Creative Time ~ Oval Stitch Die
Cartridges ~ Old West ~ shape of card
Storybook ~ letters
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Twinery Twine
Zing embossing powder
Glossy accents and brads

Okay DON'T forget if you own this stamp set head on over to My Creative Time and link your project up to Mr. Linky! If you don't this stamp set will be on SALE for the next few weeks.  You can purchase it here. It is such a FUN set to play around with! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Thanks Sew Much" Card ~ My Creative Time Blog Hop Winner!

Good morning today I have a real simple and quick card I made. So easy to put together using My Creative Time stamps and dies. I used the "Home Sewn" stamp set. Emma came out with this set last year but again I am just getting to play with them now! Just another set that is so fun to work with! I did throw in another die onto my card because I couldn't resist that cute little spool! I also used My Creative Time  XL Label Die and the Scallop and Stitched Circle die.
I always get AMAZED watching Emma's videos. She comes up with some fun ideas. In one of her videos she stamped on ribbon. I thought I would give it a try! It was so fun and easy to do! Thanks Emma! I had a hard time with lighting so I am posting 2 pictures. Both seem to shed light differently on my card. LOL.

Other Materials Used:

Tim Holtz Sewing Room Die ~ spool
Tim Holtz ~ Walnut Stain ~ ink
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink ~ My Mind's Eye "Paris Co."
Ribbon ~ Michael's ~ Twill Tape and Jute

WINNER...WINNER... WINNER of the Echo Park 6 x 6 paper pad is...

Theresa said...
Awe how cute! Great thinking outside of the coffee cup! haha


Now head on over to Emma's blog at My Creative Time and see if you were one of the lucky 16 winners.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Keepin it Classy and Fabulous for Miss "H"

I just wanted to share with you a quick card I made for my sweet little friend Miss "H". She is truly "Classy and Fabulous"! During her journey she is definitely "Keepin' It Classy"!
I used Emma's  "Keepin' It Classy", "Classy and Fabulous" and "Build A Banner" stamp sets. You can purchase these over at My Creative Time shop by clicking here.

I used the houndstooth  stamp from the Build A Banner stamp set for her clothes, the background paper and the die ( which I layered). The silhouette came from the Keepin' It Classy stamps set! My sentiment on the die is from Classy & Fabulous. Let me just say these stamps ~ stamp BEAUTIFULLY! I purchased them last year and finally got to play with them ~ Oh my I just LOVE these! So perfect for all the teenagers and girlfriends in my life! LOVE these stamp sets!

All paper and ribbon ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival

Quick, simple and fun card to make!

Friday, March 16, 2012

My Creative Time March Stamp Release Blog Hop!

My Creative Time March stamp release blog hop is finally here! The full release can be purchased here. Emma has really out done herself this time! She has covered EVERY hot beverage drinker out there! This release will truly warm you heart and your creativity! I just LOVE this release and you will too!

Okay so you should have arrived from the talented Miss Katie's blog, if you just happen to stop by just start over at Emma's blog at My Creative Time by clicking here

Emma has decided to change things up a bit for this release. We're having a LINK UP "Par~TEA" for National Craft Month! For those of you who purchase from this release, we would love to see what you make with it. You'll have two weeks to come back and show us your projects!!! Link them up to Emma's blog to be entered in the drawing for a prize!

Okay onto my project. I am showcasing the "You are Perk~fect" stamp set! Again, LOVE this stamp set! So I just got my gypsy and have really only played around with it a little bit! I also received the Love You Latte cartridge from a friend of mine. This cartridge fits so PERK~fectly with this stamp set, actually the entire release to be honest! So I decided to use the cocoa beans from this cartridge. I did layer the leaves differently than the image and cut the last layer of leaves. I decided to fold them and ink them to give them some dimension. Just to change it up. I think this could be a cute card for a friend who you owe a cup a coffee too! I used the Tim Holtz charms/ fragments for my sentiment ~ to try to make it look like another bean. Hope you enjoy!

My Creative Time ~ "You are Perfect" Stamp Set ~ sentiment
Cricut Cartridge ~ Love you Latte ~ cocoa beans
Paper Trey Ink ~ paper and jute
Tim Holtz ~ ink, charms/fragments

You Are Perk-fect Stamp Set


For the BLOG HOP giveaway each one of us will be giving away a brand new Release Echo Park 6x6 pad of paper! All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for the DT member to contact you if you should win. Each designer will be using RANDOM.ORG to pick the lucky winner. Emma and Each Designer will announce their winners on THEIR blogs on Wednesday March 21. So remember you have 16 chances to win! ! All you have to do is leave a comment on ALL blogs for more chances :)

Your next stop should be the talented Miss Nikki

Just in case you get lost along the way here is a full list of these AMAZING and TALENTED designers!

Amy ~
Cassandra ~
Cathryn ~
Cindy ~
Glora ~
Jeanne ~
Katie ~
Kim ~
Nikki ~
Rosy ~
Shar ~
Tracy ~
Trell ~

Thursday, March 15, 2012

MCT March Release Sneak Peek #4 ~ "Coffee Break"

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time Sneak Peek March Release #4! Emma has really outdone herself this release! I have to say order now because Emma has something fun in store for you all tomorrow! Today I will be showcasing the "Coffee Break" stamp set. This stamp set comes with the BEST die ever! Okay I LOVE all Emma's stamps and dies but this one is so me and I am sure a lot of you out there too!

For today I wanted to show you two ways you can use "Coffee Break" stamps set and die. My first project I decided to use the coffee cup die to make a tag. I saw this for the first time over at my sweet friend and fellow design team member, Glora's blog, click here to see the tutorial.  It is a very quick and easy gift to give someone with a very special tag that matches!

My Creative Time ~ Coffee Break ~ tag ~
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Tim Holtz ~ Walnut Stain
Ribbon ~ Michael's

For my next project I wanted to show how versatile this die could be. I decided to make a flower pot out of it! Yes ~ you heard me correctly a flower pot! I used the coffee cup die from the "Coffee Break" stamps set to make my flower pot.  Yes a little unconventional but I LOVE how this turned out! I also decided to use coffee filters for the flowers as well. I used Emma's Stitched Scallop Die to make my flowers. I decided to stamp them with these ADORABLE little backgrounds from this set! Oh can I just tell you how much you are going to LOVE these little backgrounds too!

My Creative Time ~ "Coffee Break"  ~ flowers, die for flower pot
My Creative Time ~ "Scallop Circle Die" ~ shape of flower
My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tags Greetings Stamp Set ~ sentiment and dies
Paper ~ Echo Park this & That Graceful
Paper Trey Ink
The Twinery Twine
Ink ~ Tim Holtz
Martha Stewart Micro Beads
Ribbon from Michael's, brad and flower soft wire

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 Friday, March 16th during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Creative Time March Release ~ Sneak Peek # 2

Good morning and welcome to the My Creative Time Sneak Peek Day #2! This is Emma's March release and it can be purchased right here and right now! I have to say she has thought of EVERY "HOT" beverage drinker out there! Emma has decided to change things up a bit for this release and you can purchase them because Friday Emma has something fun for you all! Today the MCT team will be showcasing  "Do The Cocoa Motion". The name alone is just the CUTEST but the image and the sentiments are Yummy too!

I don't want to keep you long so onto my project. I wanted to make something very easy, quick and for my little friend Miss "H". This last week she has had it a little rougher  than usual. I am hoping this little pocket filled with packets of  cocoa will warm her heart and put a little smile on her BEAUTIFUL face! It actually can hold 3 but we didn't have the same cocoa packets...sorry!

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ Do The Cocoa Motion ~ mug and sentiment
Papers ~ PTI
Punch ~ Marthe Stewart
Memento Ink and Tim Holtz 
Riboon from Michael's
 Do The Cocoa Motion Stamp Set

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 Friday, March 16th during the blog hop release happening @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)
 I told you short and sweet! Okay Head on over to My Creative Time to see what AMAZING projects Emma and the MCT team has created!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Super Excited and Honored to Guest Design

Good Morning! I was beyond thrilled and excited when Liz from Liz's Paper Loft asked me to Guest Design on her blog. I know I don't have to tell you all how creative, talented and sweet she is! We share a common love ~ houndstooth! Anyway ~ Liz is recovery from surgery. Please make sure you leave her some love and encouraging words to lift her spirits. I am sure they will brighten her day!
So for my card today I wanted to use a color I generally don't work with! So I chose to use the color orange. My son LOVES this color and is always asking me to make something orange. So I thought to myself ~ why not! I made this card for a friend who has been under the weather lately and I hope this lifts her spirits!
I just got the Flower Shoppe cartridge and have yet to really play with it. If you have been to my blog before ~ I LOVE flowers! I think they are so beautiful and fun to work with. Plus I really need Spring to come ...FAST! After I finished my card, I realized it has Halloween written all over it! But I have to say, I really like how this turned out despite that fact! LOL!

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridge ~ Flower Shoppe ~ cut @ 3 1/2
My Creative Time ~ Script Type Backgrounds ~ background and flowers
My Creative Time ~ Teeny Tag Greetings  w/ Teeny Tag Dies ~ dies and sentiments
 Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and Recollections
Stampin Up and Stazon Ink
Ribbon ~ Paper Trey Ink

Liz has some exciting news to share with you, but not quite yet. However, in the meantime, while she's recovering, she is reading every comment! Not only is she reading them, she's counting them, because at the end of all this, she will have two announcements! The first will be a winner of some exciting BLOG CANDY! The second, it's a big one...and no, she's not coming out with just have to wait and see!

So make sure  you leave comments at Liz's blog! Click here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Tag For Miss. "H" and Some Exciting News!

Hello today's post is going to be a looong post! There is a lot happening. First I want tell you that some of my fellow My Creative Time design team members will be guest designing over at Everyday Cricut ALL week! I am so excited for them! Miss Jeanne from Jeanne's Paper Craft is today's guest! Make sure you stop by Everyday Cricut and their blogs to see their awesome creations!

Also Emma from My Creative Time is having her first Imagine challenge! Click here for all the details! Also Miss Cindy has an INCREDIBLE sneak peak of Emma's new release! You DON'T want to miss this release coming up next week! They are just AMAZING! I think that is for now.

 Today I made a tag for this sweet, beautiful and couragous young lady that I have been blessed to have met just recently. I will be calling her Miss "H" . Her mother just happens to be my son's kindergarten teacher!  She has been dealt with with something NO child should ever have to deal with! With that said and keeping it some what private. Please pray for her, her family and her recovery. Thank You! My goal is to send her a card, tag or whatever every Monday with my son to school.

Miss "H" LOVES the color purple! So last week she got a card ~ this week I decided to do a tag. I used a tag I bought at Joann's and covered both sides with Core'dinations paper. Added some fun little details. I did not take a picture of the back because I wrote her a little note of encouragement. The pictures aren't that great because snow was starting to come...just wait and see!

This happened about 10 minutes after I took my picture! You can see some snow flakes on the second piture!

Materials Used:

My Creative Time Stamp Set ~ Pain, Pain Go Away! ~ sentiment
My Creative Time Die ~ Curly Label Die ~ layered
My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Stamp Set ~ circle for face
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ PK 486 ~ In Stitches Face Assortment ~ flower face
Paper Trey Ink ~ Flower Die, paper and ribbon
Stampin Up and Stazon
Core'dinations paper and brad
Core' dinations paper


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time ~ "CRICUTLESS" Challenge

Good morning! It is time for another My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge. This week Emma has asked the design team and you to go "Old School"!  So that means NO CRICUTS or CAMEOS! Well I have stated many times before I LOVE to create with dies! Emma's are truly so fun to work with! You can use anything but the machines!

So for my card I kept it very plain and simple. I used Emma's Stitched {only} Circle to emboss my 5 circles. Then I used the little stitched circle from the Build A Banner Kit to cut out the centers of my circles. I adhered a piece of paper on the inside of my card. I used the Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set to make the word "HAPPY". I then masked of the word happy from one of my ALL time favorite set, Polka Dot "Surprise" , to just use the word "Birthday". Again I just LOVE the size of these stamps! I tied a bow around the bottom.

Very simple and quick card!

Material Used:
My Creative Time ~ Polka Dot Surprise ~ word "Birthday"
My Creative Time ~ Anyday Bingo & Crossword ~ Letters for the word "HAPPY"
My Creative Time ~ Stitched {only} Circle
My Creative Time ~ Build A Banner Kit ~ little cut out circles
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ribbon ~ Michael's
Ink Stazon
So head on over to My Creative Time for ALL the details and see what the other AMAZING designers have created! I am sure you won't be disappointed!