Thursday, July 2, 2015

MCT Designer Challenge ~ happy birthday!

Hi crafty friends!  You probably have been wondering where I've been...or not.  :)  Well, I went on an extended vacation.  We started our vacation in Nashville for my daughter's college graduation.  Then we were off for Disney World, Bahamas, and Savannah!  I loved every minute of it (I'll post pic's later)

Well enough of me, lets get to the project at hand :)  Today is Photo/Color/Sketch Challenge over at My Creative Time!  This is the best challenge since you get to pick what you want to do.  
Whether it be the photo, color, sketch or all three, it's YOUR CHOICE!

I decided to use some of the colors and the sketch for my card.  I also used the Newly Revised My Little Firecracker set.  Aren't those teeny tiny chrome stars DARLING, they are part of the revised set!

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Chrome Paper Scraps
Pattern Paper Scraps
Metallic Thread

To enter the challenge, click HERE!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

MCT June Release Sneak Peeks Day 4 ~ a little something!

Well today is Day 4 of My Creative Time! June Release!  Hasn't it been a fun and adorable release!  All the projects have been FABULOUS!!!!
Today we are featuring the most darling "baby" stamps and dies! 

I stamped the sweet baby animals with a "masking" technique.  Once they were stamped I colored them with copic markers.  Oh I loove my copics!  After they were colored, I added chalk for cheeks and glossy accents to there eyes.  I just love those fun button dies too!!!  I stamped a cute sentiment inside, however I didn't get a picture of it, and I've already given this card away.  I had a baby shower two days after the anniversary party.  This release came at the best time for me!

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Scrap Pattern Paper
White Gel Pen

So tomorrow is the day when you can purchase all the wonderful sets you seen this week!  
I can't wait for the shopping to begin!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MCT June Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ Let's Celebrate!

Welcome to Day 2 of My Creative Time June Release sneak peek!  What did you think of the girls projects from yesterday?  Amazing! Right?!
Well today we get to share with you this fun """""""" stamp and die set!  

My friends celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last week.  So I was thrilled to pieces when this PERFECT stamp and die set showed up in the mail from Miss Emma!  Little side's like Christmas every month when MCT Happy Mail shows up!!!

To create the window of my shaker card I used one of the new Doily Dies 
(saving the positive piece for another project)  I little embossing, wink of stella, and glossy accents put the finishing touches on my card.

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Clear Cardstock
Scrap Patter Paper
Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents

Don't forget to check out what my Design Team Sisters created!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

MCT Made In Minutes ~ happy birthday

Happy Monday morning my crafty friends! 
 Today is another Made In Minutes over at My Creative Time.  I love this segment since it gets me to use the extra cuts they I might have otherwise thrown away. 

 Last month I had created a birthday layout that had lots of balloons.  Well I didn't use them all so after I was done with my layout I quickly created this card.  I think that's what this "made in minutes" is all about.  What a concept...create a card while you have all the pieces out...DUH!

I die cut the "happy" in glitter paper and foam then attached together.  

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Thick Thread
Glitter Paper

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday ~ refuse to sink!

Good Morning!  It's another Inspire Me Wednesday over at My Creative Time.  The card I made for today is actually inspired by two things.  Colors and theme are from the picture below, the layout and gesso technique are from a class I took earlier this year.

First I stamped the white lines in the background using gesso onto watercolor paper.  Don't let the gesso dry on your stamps, clean immediately.  Once the paper was dry, I watercolored with distress ink.  I was really that simple to create this card!

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
White Embossing Powder
Enamel Dots

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MCT What A Treat Wednesday ~ thanks a latte!

Good morning, today is What A Treat Wednesday over at My Creative Time!
 I hope you've had a warm beverage of something to start your day...if not you can join me with my style of "joe"!  

I used the lollipop die to cute the pattern paper and a doily. 
 For the "latte"  I cut it about three times and attached to each other, then added wink of stella and glossy accents.

Do you know how hard it was not to eat this lollipop?  lol!

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MME Paper
Glossy Accents
 Papertrey Ink Vellum
Wink of Stella

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday ~ starfish!

Today is Inspire Me Wednesday at My Creative Time!  This CAS card was inspired by the home decor item.  I love to get inspiration from unexpected things :)

Exclusive Italian marble tile with a Star Fish design in the center of our wine cork board.   Tumbled Italian Botticino Marble Tile (4

To create the "tile" I attached several squares of Bristol paper together, then "embossed" the starfish die.  I created a masks to ink the starfish and background.  After I completed the inking, I heat embossed with clear embossing powder over the whole tile several times.  When I thought there was enough layers I did one more and added a tiny bit of fine gold embossing powder before heat setting.

Adding the gold thread, sequins, and glossy accents completes my card.

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Papertey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Bristol Paper
Clear embossing powder
Gold Fine embossing powder
Glossy Accents
Gold Thread

Monday, April 27, 2015

MCT Scrapping The Little Things ~ sand castles!

Hello crafty friends, today is Scrapping The Little Things over at My Creative Time!  This is the perfect way for me to get my pages completed.  Whether you do traditional or pocket pages, My Creative Time Stamps and Dies can help you make them darling!

I've left a couple of squares empty for journaling (my least favorite part to do).

I used the water color stamp to create the sand and sky background.  This was originally going to be a title square, but now I might journal on top of the stamping since it's so light.

A bit of second generation stamping then one heat embossed to create the "sand castles" square.

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
scrap paper
embossing Powder
copic marker to color pearls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MCT Tag It Tuesday ~ thanks!

Hi crafty friends, did you survive last weeks release week?  lol!  I'm still recovering from all the creative goodness that surrounds me being on My Creative Time's team!  hehehe

Today is Tag It Tuesday over at My Creative Time!  I know I've told you before how much I love tags because of their versatility.  Well today's is no different, since I added the gift card pocket to it.  

You could leave this as is, or add it to a card base. 

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Believe In Your Dreams (feather and die)
Build A Banner (polka dots stamp)

Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Thread
Gold Gel Pen

Friday, April 17, 2015

MCT April Release Blog Hop ~ believe!

Whoop Whoop, it's finally here!!!!  April Release Blog Hop for My Creative Time! 
 I'm going to get right to it :) 

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Miss Kim.....  If not, please head over the Miss Emma's for the start, this way you don't miss a thing!

For this card I created a shaker card with a few twists...  The first twist is I made shrinky dink feathers for inside my shaker.  The second twist is my shaker is a see through window!

It's difficult to see I added wink of stetta to the feathers on the card base.  So in person the feathers have a little sheen to them.  My wink of stella was getting low so I added some water to the tube.  It really thinned it, maybe too much for most projects.  However not for this look, it was the perfect amount of shimmer!

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Shrinky Dinks
Watercolor Pencils
Mementos Ink
Wink of Stella
Papertrey Ink Clear and Regular Cardstock
Martha Stewart Glitter


For our "Freebie" stamp for this release, we are giving away this ADORABLE stamp
"Enjoy the Little Things…" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this stamp will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! Just keep in mind, this stamp will not be included w/the bundle! It will be sold separately! 

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! 

ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW here:! Use the code: APRIL2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, April 24th @midnight PST. 

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