Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MCT Inspire Me ~ enjoy!



Today is Inspire Me Wednesday over at My Creative Time.  My card today was inspired by nature, a simple rainbow and the fact I just wanted to play with watercolors.  :)


Normally  I use watercolors with less pigment, but this time I wanted to try using it almost full strength.  I love how vivid the colors are.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Watercolor paints
VersaFine Ink
Sequins

Friday, September 16, 2016

MCT September Release Blog Hop ~ oh deer!


 Welcome to My Creative Time September Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here 
from Kim.  If you just stumbled upon my blog then you'll want to head over to 
Emma for the start!


I created this fun shaker card, which I think could be used for other occasions besides Christmas.



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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Gold Metallic Paper
Stampin' Up Ink
beads and bits for shaker


ALL IS CALM ~ stamp and die set

"FREEBIE"
Starting THIS Friday, September 16th, 2016 @ 8am PST ~ Our "Freebie" for this release is this "Christmas Word Tree" Stamp. It will be given to the FIRST 100 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 100 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 100 shoppers come through, this die will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 100. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set is not a part of the “bundle” and will be sold separately!
***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 MORE chances 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 here:http://shop.my-creative-time.com/Ne...! Use the code: SEPT2016 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, September 23rd at midnight PST.

Oh Happy Day, let the shopping commence! 

Your NEXT STOP is Lucia!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ little doggie!


Hi, today is the last day of My Creative Time September sneak peeks!  Today I get to share 
with you, All Is Calm stamp and die set!  As soon as I saw the dog die I knew this would be 
perfect for a treat bag.  Yes, I do have doggie treats in it, lol!

 

To stamp and cut the wreath, I first cut out the wreath with scrap paper.  Then I place the negative of the scrap over the paper I wanted to use.  Next I laid the stamp in the negative space, then used my stamping block to "grab" the stamp.  By doing this I was guaranteed that the stamped image would fit properly when I die cut it.  I always stamp first then die cut, I'm rarely accurate with my stamping if I die cut first then stamp.  
I used several color green markers directly on my stamp to create depth in the foliage.


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Carte Bella Pattern Paper
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Pens
Stampin' Up Ink
Glassine Bag

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ love & cookies!


Wow, we are half way through My Creative Time September release sneak peek!  Today is all about Christmas baking!  I decided to keep my card fairly clean and simple, but I could totally see this set used with Mixed Just For You stamp set!  Oh that would be so cute!


This card is mostly die cut and a bit of heat embossing.  Easy Peasy!!!


My Creative Time

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Lori Whitlock Pattern Paper

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MCT September Release Sneak Peak Day 2 ~ merry christmas!


Good Morning, it's day 2 of My Creative Time September Release Sneak Peeks!  Today I get to share with you Chalkboard Christmas,  You're going to love the fun "chalky" style sentiments along with a few images in this stamp set.


Now what you might think is pattern paper is actually stamped.  The the little reindeer is actually a stamp that I used with Picket Fence to give it that "chalky" look.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holts Distress Ink
Carte Bella Pattern Paper
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Ribbon

***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)

Monday, September 12, 2016

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 1 ~ merry christmas!


Hi!  Can you believe it's already time for My Creative Time September release!  
Boy, this year is flying by!!!


To create this card I stamped the image with Picket Fence ink, hit it with my heat tool for a second to ensure the embossing powder wouldn't stick.  Then I used a VersaMark pen to ink the stamp on the dots and stamped over the already stamped image.  I didn't worry if it was perfect since I was kind of going for the chalkboard look.  Then heat embossed the embossing powder.  This card could easily be massed produced for Christmas!


My Creative Time

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Echo Park Pattern paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picket Fence
Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder
Hemp
VersaMark Ink


***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 on my blog! 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 more chances 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!;)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

MCT Thoughtful Thursday ~ proud of you!


Hello, I hope your week is a happy one so far!  I've been super busy at work so trying 
to find time to craft has been a bit difficult, but I've managed :)  

Today is Thoughtful Thursday over at My Creative Time.  I like when I get scheduled for this segment, since it gives me a chance to get well needed cards made.


After I embossed the brick pattern paper, I did ink blending with washi tape to create the star burst.  I also heat embossed the sentiment on the black circle die cut.  For the sentiment I only used a portion of it.  Some people cut them, however I chose to mask the part I didn't want stamped.  This was really a fast card to make.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Brick Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Stars


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MCT Favorite Stamp/Die of the Month ~ wish big!


Hello, today is My Favorite Stamp/Die of the Month over at My Creative Time!  This little birthday set has many sentiments that are so fun.  Sentiments are a great way to create a "pattern paper"!  I never have enough birthday cards that are gender neutral, this technique is perfect for that.


I used the MISTI (if you don't have one, it's worth the investment!) to create the pattern paper.  I never would have been able to this so evenly with out it.  For the label I inlaid the "wish big".  This card is relatively flat, perfect for mailing.


My Creative Time

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
Pink Posh Sequins summer mix


Monday, September 5, 2016

MCT Scrapping the Little Things ~ hallows' eve!


Hey hey hey it's Scrap the Little Things over at My Creative Time!  I really love Halloween,
 so of course when Emma designed these stamps I was thrilled! 

I think I've mentioned this before that sometimes I create pocket cards, so they are ready when I have pictures.  If I don't ever use them for scrapbooking then I can still use them on a card base.


These pocket cards were so quick to create.  After die cutting the card, I ink blended 3 colors.  Once I was sure they were dry (I use my heat gun to speed up the process) I heat embossed the witch and tree with black glitter embossing powder.  Then I sprinkled water drops to create "stars".


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaMark Ink
Black Glitter Embossing Powder

I'll see you on Thursday for another project.

Monday, August 29, 2016

MCT Manly Monday ~ wish big!




Hi, I hope you're Monday is going well so far!  Today is Manly Monday over at My Creative Time.  Do you have trouble making masculine cards?  I know I do!  I really struggle to not put too much stuff on them :)

This card doesn't have to be for a man, but it works since it's has clean lines and very few frills.


The first thing I did was to heat emboss the white circles, then ink blend the color.  Oh, but I first taped off the edges of the postage stamp to get a crisp ink line.  I cut several "wish big" and layered them.


My Creative Time

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I'll be back tomorrow with My Creative Time Favorite Stamp/Die of the Month!