Thursday, February 28, 2013

My Creative Time ~ Thoughtful Thursday

Good morning! Today Emma and the My Creative Time design team will be sharing cards with a thoughtful message. Whether it be a get well, congrats, encouragement, cheer up, thinking of you ~ whatever the occasion someone you may know who needs a pick-me-up!
My card today was for a very sweet friend of mine who I think of often! I thought she could use a "plane" thinking of you card! LOL! So I pulled out just some of my FAVORITE MCT products and just went for it! I actually like how this card turned out! If anyone knows what the name of the background paper I used ~ PLEASE tell me! I seriously could not find the paper pad it came from after making it! LOL! Head on over and see what Emma and the design team has created for you all! Click here.
Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me Dies" ~ plane and clouds
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me" ~ outline stamp of plane
My Creative Time ~ "Fly Away With Me SENTIMENTS" ~ banner & sentiment top left corner
My Creative Time ~ "Lots Of Love" ~ XOXO & sentiment lower right corner
Paper ~ 
Paper Trey Ink, EP ("Love Story") ~ not sure about the background paper??
Ink ~ Archival
Also don't forget about the Designer Challenge still going on too! Click here for all the details!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Creative Time 3~D Wednesday

Hello it has been awhile since I have posted! I was down with the stomach virus last week.  I am usually pretty tough and bounce back rather fast but it didn't happen this time! I just hope I took one for the team, I mean family! I am crossing EVERYTHING I have that no one in my house gets it!

Anyway ~ today Emma and the My Creative Time the design team will be featuring 3~D items! I personally LOVE doing them. So many fun things you can make for family and friends. This week was pretty much anything goes. I LOVED the new stamp set "You're My Pot of Gold" which includes the cutest little shamrock die! Lucky this stamp set has this exact sentiment on it because I really wanted to play on the words of it. So I rummaged through my son's kitchen set to find this cute little cooking pot. I thought how fun would it be to fill this up with some gold wrapped candy. Now I will say if the candy wasn't already gold, I could have used the new "Treat Slide Box" die (pre~order only) and wrapped them myself. How CUTE can you make your candy look! My project is really simple but I just giggled making it! Best part is I am giving this to my Mom ~ who LOVES candy & lives with us ~so I get my little pot back! LOL! I want to use it again for a couple other ideas I have!

I also would like to remind everyone that the MCT Designer's Challenge, hosted by our very own Miss Nancy, is still going one ~ we hope to see your creation. Click here for all the details.

Sorry for all the bad pictures but it was windy and rainy here the day I took this!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "You're My Pot of Gold" ~ sentiment & shamrock
My Creative Time ~ "Just Tags" ~ tags
My Creative Time ~ "Curly Label Die" ~
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Curly Label Die" ~
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and DCWV
Ribbon ~ from my stash
Zing Embossing powder ~ mustard

Monday, February 18, 2013

MCT Scrapping The Little Things

Happy Monday & Presidents Day! Today Emma and the My Creative Time design team are back with "Scrapping The Little Things".

So for my layout I decided to scrap a picture of the first time we took out son to a local amusement park.  Our school district has a day reserved every year where everyone in the community goes. It used to be on a Friday in the beginning of May and we would have the day off from school. We no longer do it this way ~ which I actually miss ~ we go in June on a Tuesday! I so miss having it in May even though the weather is warmer in June. Just look at what we are wearing ~minus my son ~ I have a turtle next on with a sweatshirt. Note the hat too, it must have rained that day as well! Apparently this mother of the year only took ONE picture too! What was I thinking?? His first trip there and one picture ~ horrible! Plus it was at night too, my son is in his pajamas! LOL! Hot mess but I had to capture this moment for our family. Reason why is because we were asked to use the Emma's new "Fun Tickets". How perfect are they for this occasion. I am not real happy with this layout but that is okay ~ some days you just have to let it alone ~ right?? I will list all the other materials below ~ again trying to keep my posts short. Head on over to My Creative Time and see what all the other creative & talented ladies have created.

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Fun Tickets" ~ on left side
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Fun Ticket Dies" ~ on left side
My Creative Time ~ "Treat Slider Box" ~  lower right corner & for sentiment above picture
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Button Dies" ~ on carousel horses
My Creative Time ~ "Just Simply Live" ~ polaroid die & year stamped
My Creative Time ~ "Cherish This Moment" ~ sentiment above picture & Memories sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Lowercase Fun Dies" ~ Kennywood
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp for buttons
Cricut Cartridge ~ Carousel ~ roller coaster & carousel horses
Paper ~ DCWV ~ Paper {Playtime}, Simple Stories,Basic Grey, Paper Trey Ink & Recollections
Ink Archival and Versa Mark

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Creative Time February Release Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time February Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the very talented Katie's blog ~ if not that's okay you can head on over to Emma's blog and start from the beginning! I will have a complete list below. Also if you could welcome our guest designer Miss Barbara ~ she is super sweet and talented.

Alright I promise to try (key word) and keep this short so you don't miss out on one amazing project! Didn't Emma do yet another AMAZING job with this release! I just LOVE it!! So many wonderful things with this release I can't wait to share more and too see what you all will create!

So for my project today I will be showcasing the new "Stitched Fun Tickets Dies" and "Fun Ticket" .  I have to tell you I LOVE these stamps and dies! The ticket dies layer and have Emma's signature stitching! YEAH! Plus there are 15 different tickets stamps with 2 blank tickets. I wanted to make an Reward Ring for my son! He got straight A's on his report card again and a "Good Citizenship" certificate! So proud of him ~ love my little man! So I thought why not use the ticket stamps and dies so he can turn in tickets for various rewards. I stamped various stamps and even personalize the 2 blank ones! I used a star punch and put them on a 1 inch book ring. Then I thought I can use the new "Treat Slider Box Die" and put the reward ring in it! It fit PERFECTLY!! I was so excited because I LOVE this little box!! WARNING picture heavy!!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Fun Ticket Dies" ~ tickets
My Creative Time ~ "Fun Tickets" ~ sentiments
My Creative Time ~ "Treat Slider Box" ~ box
 My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Button Dies" ~ star buttons front of box
My Creative Time ~ "Small Talk" ~ sentiment on ticket on front of box
My Creative Time ~ "Just Simply Live" ~ alphabet letters for 2 of the personalized tickets
Paper ~ MME ~ Lime Twist & Simple Stories ~ Snap Life & Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival & Versa Mark
Clear Embossing powder
1 inch book ring
Okay for my second project I decided to use the same NEW stamps and dies too! You are probably thinking ~ I don't see the slider box! Its there~ I just wrapped my husband favorite candy bar with the box top! Added some tickets and a cute little heart button with some hemp ~ done! I couldn't make this too fancy ~ can you imagine him pulling out at lunchtime around the crew! Oh my ~ but I think it is manly enough! Again I will list all the materials below the picture!
Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Fun Ticket Dies" ~ tickets
My Creative Time ~ "Fun Ticket" ~ sentiments
My Creative Time ~ "Treat Slider Box" ~ wrapper/ top of box
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Button Dies" ~ heart button
My Creative Time ~ "Coffee Backgrounds" ~ background stamp
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp ( again LOVE this hemp)
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival and Versa Mark

Treat Slider Box
This is a PRE-ORDER item ONLY!!!
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. 
***This item MUST be ordered separately from all other items due to new shipping costs***
DISCLAIMER: If this item is purchased w/additional items, My Creative Time will need to invoice you for the shipping costs on this item before shipping out to you. Thank you.

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  Both winners will win a $25 Gift Card to my 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 us to contact you!  Emma will use to pick the lucky winners!  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 17th at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, Feb 19th!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)
Okay your next stop should be the very talented Miss Leanne.
Blog Hop line up:
Barbara (Guest Designer) ~

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Creative Time February Release ~ Sneak Peek Day #3

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time February Release Sneak Peek Day #3!  This release is simply AMAZING right??? I know I say this all the time but Emma truly has outdone herself this time! There is so many FABULOUS dies and stamps I can hardly stand it!

Today Emma and the design team will featuring the "Stitched Chunky Jar Dies" and "Chunky Jar Accessories".  The jars come with Emma's signature stitching and in two different sizes. LOVE that idea!Well if you know me I LOVE dies and these die are so PERFECT!!! EEK ~ I can just scream! LOL!

Okay I don't want to keep you so for my card today I decided to use acetate and cut out the larger of the 2 jars out twice. I die cut out different size buttons using the new "Stitched Button Dies" with different papers that coordinate. I then adhered them to the bottom layer of my jar and used glossy accents for the top part of my jar. I wanted the jar to look like a clear glass jar. I used this frosty metallic paper for my lid  and inked it up just a tad.. My CUTE little tag with "Baby" on it is the coordinating set ~ oh wait to you see all the images on it and ALL the dies! I then placed a new "Stitched Doily Die" behind the jar. IT is so BEAUTIFUL ~ wait to you get your hands on this BEAUTY!! Okay all the rest of my materials I will list below!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Chunky Jars Dies" ~ jar
My Creative Time ~ "Chunky Jar Accessories" ~ tag and "baby" sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Button Dies" ~ buttons ~ note the stitching on these CUTIES
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Doily Die" ~ doily
My Creative Time ~ "Chocolate Greetings" ~ banner/tag and sentiments
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ hemp and seam ribbon
Paper ~ MME "Blush", Paper Trey Ink and Metallic paper from J's
Ink ~ Archival Ink and Tim Holtz
Okay now for the fun part!!!!
Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 *** This time around we are doing something a little bit different this time around!;)  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! The thing we are switching up this time, Emma will be picking a winner that night & announcing the winner the next morning! Example: for Monday's sneak, leave your comments here & share on facebook, then Emma will announce the winner (for Monday) Tuesday morning! That means a winner will be announced every day during sneaks! 
 ***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!
So head on over to Emma's blog, Click here, My Creative Time and see what she and the other DT's have in store for you today! Oh I  know you will be blown away!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Simple Gift Card Holder

YEAH it's Friday!!! So happy to have this week over with!! Okay I just wanted to share a REAL QUICK and SIMPLE gift card holder I made for my son! I of course used the BEST gift card holder out there ~ Emma from My Creative Time! All her stamps and dies are so versatile and can be used so quickly! I will be giving my son an iTunes card! He LOVES music and games so this is PERFECT for him, since he isn't the candy eater. Again I will list the materials I used below the picture. Trying my hardest to keep my posts short plus let the weekend started because next week the My Creative Time design team will be sharing sneaks for the February release ~ you TOTALLY don't want to miss this ~ trust me! So excited!!!

Materials Used:

My Creative Time ~ "Embossed Gift Card Holder" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Postage Stamp" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set" ~ center heart
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Heart Layering Dies" ~ 3 hearts
My Creative Time ~ "Lot's of Love" ~ all sentiments and hand image
My Creative Time ~ "Happy Mail" ~ wings
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Ink ~ Archival and Versa Mark
Clear Embossing powder

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge ~ Embossing

Happy Thursday! This week Emma over at My Creative Time has the very talented and creative Miss Nikki , Scrappin Navy Wife , hosting! Nikki has asked us to emboss on our projects. She said it can be heat or dry ~ super fun for me! Not sure if you have ever noticed but Nikki is the Queen of embossing (heat) ~ her embossing is PERFECT!

So for my card I decided make an easel card and use both types of embossing. I found this ribbon right before Emma's November release and TOTALLY forgot to use it! How PERFECT does it go with her "Vintage Label Stamps" ! I also found this Cuttlebug embossing folder to boot! I think it ties in just PERFECTLY together! I added a little white chalk to soften up my card because of my color choices ~ other than that it is rather self explanatory! I will list all materials used below!

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Label Die" ~ dies
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Label Stamps" ~ stamps
My Creative Time ~ "Card Sentiments" ~ sentiment on label die
My Creative Time ~ "Scallop and Stitched Circle" ~ circle
 My Creative Time ~ "All Around Everything" ~ round sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Rolled Flower Dies" ~ flowers
My Creative Time ~ "Curly Label Die" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Curly Label Die" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Pain, Pain Go Away" ~ sentiment on curly die
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Embossing powder
Ink Versa Mark, Archival & A La Mode
Ribbon from M's or J's

We sure hope you all get the chance to play along with us in the Designer Challenge! You have to weeks to link your project to Mr. Linky. Click here for all the details.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Creative Time 3~D Wednesday ~ Recycle

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time's 3~D Wednesday! Emma has asked the design team to make a project out of something that we would usually toss ~ for example packaging, tags, string or elastic, bread ties toilet/ towels rolls ~ you get the idea. Fun right?? Well if you are anything like me I have a box ( HUGE by the way) full of stuff. Guess that is the hoarder in me! You never know when you can recycle something and make it your own!
Well I rummaged through that box and found this Stampin Up container that the wood blocks came in from their stamps. Note ~ had to take the wood blocks out of this container! LOL!! I really like these containers and actually forgot I had them ~ no surprise to me at all! This container measures 4 1/2 by 5 1/4. Now this container isn't quite perfectly clear but I fixed that issue. I decided to stamp the "Love Collage" background stamp on some acetate ~ which was a piece of scrap. I adhered it with some glue dots. Then found some ribbon I had left over from Christmas ( scraps again) and tied my bow. But then I was a tad stumped on what to do next! I didn't want use anything too big! Well then I remember my fellow DT sister and friend, Ruthie from September Ninth, did a video on Shrinky Dinks! Click here to see this AWESOME video. I thought I can make little charms using Emma's dies and stamps! I must say this was so fun! Even my son and husband had fun watching the process! Note ~ never do this in front of a child ~ they want you to shrink EVERYTHING!! LOL But it was fun to watch his face as I did this fun technique! I used all sorts of MCT stamps & dies for my charms and will list them below. I also have some pictures of what the tag looked like before I shrunk it ~ so fun! I just wanted to make something fun and different for my little project. I must admit these did not come out perfect but let me just say LOVE is not perfect and the recipient will still love the gift.

Okay here its the container before. I had to use a black background so you could see it. See how it isn't perfectly clear.

This is a picture of the tag (left) before the fun begins. Then on the right ~ the after ~ CUTE right?? Again very hard to take pictures of this because of the white and lights.

The final product! I really like making charms ~ I think it adds something different to a project, card or better yet a layout! Emma's stamps are PERFECT for this too! To get the hearts and "Vintage Stitched Label Die" to adhere together I used Glossy Accents and a clothes pin. Let it dry over night , it will work perfectly! My Little hemp to tie the charms to the bow is a piece of scrap ( see I save EVERYTHING) from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ love that stuff too! I stuffed this little container with Fire Ball candies ~  you know ~ the HOT kind of LOVE!! Corny ~ yes but I know someone who just LOVE these and will find this funny.

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Love Collage" ~ background
My Creative Time ~  "Tag Die" ~ tag
My Creative Time ~ "Circle Font" ~ "HOT"
My Creative Time ~ "Label Font" ~ "Kind & Of"
My Creative Time ~ "Lots Of Love" ~ LOVE sentiments, heart & hands
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Stitched Label Dies" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Label Stamps"
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set" ~ hearts
Stampin Up container
Ribbon from stash
Ink ~ Archival and Stazon
That is it for me today! THANK YOU for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments.  Head on over to My Creative Time to see what Emma and the design teams amazing creations!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Peachy Keen Challenge 13~5 :: Photo Inspiration

Good evening!! I just wanted to share my card I made for the Peachy Keen Challenge this week! It is all about the photo inspiration and our the colors are only suggested. I have to say I really like this color choices. I am trying to step out of normal color comfort zone ~ so this was fun for me! I also enjoyed the the photo so I sort of wanted to create from that as well.

So for my card I tried to use the 2 browns for my branch. I layered them but it is a little hard to see in the picture. I of course used my favorite face stamp EVER that Peachy Keen has ~ those "PK ~ 500 Snow Cuties" are just too darn cute for me to pass up! They just make me smile! Oh by the way that is what I decided to use for my sentiment for my card ~ it comes from the stamp set "PKSC ~ 07 July 2012" .  I will list all other materials below. I did decide to use a deeper red and my grays( which one of them looks white but I promise you its gray) are MME. I also decided to distress the edges a little. Well that is all I have for now ~ so many things to get caught up on and off to TRY and achieve some items of my endless to do list!!

Materials Used:
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "PK 500 Snow Cutie Face Assortment" ~ faces
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "PKSC~07 July 2012" ~ sentiment
My Creative Time ~ "Flower Petal Dies" ~ flowers
Doodlecharms ~ branch
Imaginisce I~Top brad maker
Paper ~ Paper Trey Ink and MME (Cowboy) and scraps from my stash
Ink ~ Archival and Memento
Chalk Paper Trey Ink button