Thursday, October 2, 2014

MCT Trending Now Thursday ~ grateful for you!


Welcome to the newest feature from My Creative Time, Trending Now Thursday!  This will be a once a month segment that showcases a trend.  While most trending things are new to the scene, that may not always be the case...who ever thought neon would be back so soon ;)

For today's hot trend we are featuring metallic gold...it's every where!  Fashion, home decor, and even paper crafting!  My project today is a card with gold leaves.


I LOVE the way the gold paper was beautifully embossed by the die!  For the "grateful" die, I cut it out four times and adhered them together for a more substantial look.  

This was a super quick card with huge impact!



recipe:

My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Gold Metallic paper
scrap paper

Don't forget to see what my design team sisters created!


Friday, September 26, 2014

MCT September Release Blog Hop ~ Happy Thanksgiving!


Yippee, we finally made it to Friday!  Welcome to My Creative Time's September Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the super talented Miss Emily!  If you just popped in to see me, then please head over the start at Miss Emma's!

I absolutely love these dies!  The vein embossing is just the perfect detail too.  



I also wanted to share a card with the Freebie stamp...that's right FREE (if you are one of the first 150 shoppers)!


Who says the flowers from the Pretty Spring Wreath stamp set is just for spring!  I think it goes perfectly for fall too!


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up ink
Scrap Paper
White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Hemp
Button
White Gel Pen
Sequins




***FREEBIE STAMP***
For our "freebie" this month, we have this ADORABLE new stamp called (insert name of stamp here) Emma will be giving this stamp away to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this stamp will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! 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 150 orders have be placed, you will see this stamp available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 
***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 better chance 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! Use the code: SEPT2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! 

Your next stop is the creative Miss Cassandra!
BLOG HOP LINE UP
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.com/  YOU ARE HERE
Cassandra - http://www.Ctimz3.blogspot.com  YOUR NEXT STOP

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ Coffee!



Hey Hey Hey It's Thursday!  Do you know what that means?  That's right, tomorrow you'll be able to see the whole My Creative Time release and order everything you want! 

Today, I'm going to share with you All You Need Is Coffee Stamp and Die set.  This set is just too cute and fun!


After stamping the flowers I added tiny pearls to the centers.


It's hard to see in the picture, but I outlined the heart steam with Wink of Stella shimmer.


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Scrap Paper
Memento Ink
Pearls
Wink of Stella

***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 in her video!
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 better chance 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 24, 2014

MCT September Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ Grateful!


Happy Wednesday and Day 3 of My Creative Time September Release Sneak Peeks!  Yesterday I shared spooky treat and card, today is all about a grateful, happy heart!  
I think fall is my favorite time of year.  I tend to gravitate towards all the warm colors and fashion...not that I'm a fashionista by any means :)  I just love all that fall brings!!!

So my project today reflects my love for fall...


For my PL cards, I stamped a sentiment on top of pattern paper that already looked layered...this saves so much time and bulk.  Oh, don't you just love the new leaf dies!!!  Simply stunning!

The handwritten word dies are to die for too!


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Memento Ink
Simple Stories pattern paper
Button
Hemp
Scrap 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 in her video!
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 better chance 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 23, 2014

MCT September Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ Spooky!



Good morning, today is My Creative Time September Release Day 2 Sneak Peeks!  You are going to LOVE today's sneaks!  I know you are going to want to have both of the sets that we are featuring today!!!  It's almost that spooky, scary time of the year.  To get you in the mood I have a couple of projects to share with you.


This treat bag and tag was super quick to make!  After stamping the background on the tag, I swooshed Wink of Stella over the whole thing.  It's hard to for the camera to pick up, however it's noticeable in person. :)



For this card I stamped the sentiment on the card base then covered it with the vellum.  Then stamped the spider on top of the vellum and added a bit of glossy accents.

If you look closely, you can see the stitching on the vellum from one of the new dies!

recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Vellum
Scrap paper
Memento Ink
Glossy Accent
Wink of Stella
Rhinestones
Ribbon
Mini Clothes Pin
Cello 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 in her video!
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 better chance 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 22, 2014

MCT September Sneak Peeks Day 1 ~ Hi!


Good Morning!  Today is Day 1 Sneak Peeks of My Creative Time September Release!  I know I say this every month...but you are going to LOVE it!  Today is all about the details...you know the details that you didn't realize were missing until you added them.  That's when you wonder how lived without these crafty beauties this long! ;)


There are so many pieces to this new die set, I couldn't possible use all them!  


I love the way the "window" dies nest to get that layered look.


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Scrap Paper
Stampin' Up Ink
Rhinestones
 Tim Holtz 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 in her video!
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 better chance 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 18, 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday ~ Big Girl!


Hey it's Thrifty Thursday at My Creative Time!  For me this is a great way to use those die cuts that I thought were not usable when I first cut them.  This is exactly why I never throw anything away!  Ok, lets face it...I'm a HOARDER!  lol!

I pulled out a few different things from my die cut jar, looked at them and choose a couple of items.


And this is what I came up with :)


I was able to mask off the "it's a" in order to stamp "girl!" by it's self.  Just another way to make your stamps go farther!  :)


recipe

My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Scraps
Glitter



Monday, September 15, 2014

MCT Scrapping The Little Things ~ You & Me!



Happy Monday!  Today is Scrapping The Little Things at My Creative Time.  I don't know about you, but I love using a sketch for inspiration.  Also when choosing a sketch, don't get thrown off if it's for a card.  You can always use it for a layout.  Or even the other way around.


I used this sketch for the larger pocket card, except I chose to use stars instead of circles.  Remember the sketches are for inspiration, so it doesn't have to be exact.



I thought it would fun to cut the bicycle in half for the two cards.  I have left room on both cards for either pictures or journaling.  On the second card, I die cut the "&" about 5 times and glued together.  Then added glossy accents on top.  It's such a cool look in person!

Again on the large card I left space for a picture.


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Teresa Collins Pattern Paper
Scrap Paper
Glossy Accents
Sequins


Sunday, September 14, 2014

PKS Photo/Color/Sketche Challenge ~ Boo!


Hello, peachy friends!  It's time again for a color, photo, sketch challenge with Peachy Keen Stamps!  I love the PKS challenge since you have the choice to use any part for inspiration.  I've used all three, however you don't have to.  You can pick one part of it or all of it!!!!

Isn't this what being creative is all about!  

I LOVE Halloween, but not in the over the top trying to scare someone in to having a heart attack.  Just the goofy, fun, and spooky kind of Halloween!  That's why I love the porch in the photo, it was the inspiration for the broken fence, even though the porch is in pristine condition. :)


It's super cool how you can mix and match so many PKS sets, even with some that are older.  Like the new pumpkin with the Make a Monster Face assortment set.


recipe

Peachy Keen Stamps

Extras
Copic Markers
XPress It Blend cardstock
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Button
Bakers Twine
Chalk
Glossy Accents

Be sure to stop by the other gal's blogs to see what awesome thing they've created!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PKS Change Up Your Stamps ~ Need a hug?


Hi crafty friends!  
Today I've taken over the Peachy Keen Blog with a tutorial!  Now before I start I want you to know that I'm not an expert in Copics or stamping.  However I recently took a stamping class that helped me to look at my stamp collection differently!  To really be creative with them.  

Also in the class I realized that I've become partial to one layer cards, or with just a bit popped up.  Rest assured, if you've been following for any length of time then you know that I LOVE a layered card, I will continue to make them! :)


Oh, and the inside sentiment is too funny!  Kathy's humor cracks my up!



The Supplies!


I first used VersaMark and Glitter Black embossing powder to create the outline of Mr. Cranky.


Then heat set it.


Next I used black memento ink for the face.


 Once everything had cooled, I used copic markers to color him.


After I completed the coloring, I fussy cut Mr. Cranky.


Of course I needed him to come alive, so I added some glossy accents to his one eye..."He's Alive"!  :)  Set aside to let him dry!

  

For the background I wanted the look of different pattern paper yet only use one layer.  So I taped off the area that I didn't want to be stamped.


Then I inked the edges of the stamp.


Next I carefully removed the tape and stamped my card base.  This card is folded in half.


As you can see it's a bit askew, but I'll fix that shortly.


With another pattern stamp, I did the same thing with the tape.


Again I inked it up.


Removed the tape and stamped the image.


You can see that there a bit of a gap between the images.  Now I'm going to fix it being crooked and the gap


.I taped off so the part that was crooked and missing is now straight.  I'm using a wide painters tape and didn't want to waste to much so I tore it in half lengthwise and used the straight edge to create the space to be embossed.  I'm all about using what you have.  :)


You can see where I added the silver tinsel embossing powder.


After I embossed a few purple bats, I added some pop dots to Mr. Cranky!


Isn't he FUN!


recipe
Peachy Keen Stamps

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Xpress It Blending Cardstock
Copic Markers
Embossing Powders, silver tinsel, purple
VersaMark ink
Glossy Accents

pop dots
painters tape

Like I said, I'm not an expert at either copic markers or stamping, however I hope this gives you the courage to be creative and try something you haven't done before...whether this or something else!

Have a beautifully creative day!