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
Gesso
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
Doily
Glossy Accents
 Papertrey Ink Vellum
Wink of Stella
Lollipop
Hemp

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
Sequins
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
pearls
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)

Extras
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Thread
Rhinestones
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




"FREEBIE STAMP"


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! 

***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/New-Release_c40.htm! 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. 

Your Next Stop is the creative Miss Lucia

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

MCT April Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ enjoy the little things!



Happy Thursday my paper lovin' friends!  Today is Day 4 of My Creative Time's April Release Sneak Peeks!  How exciting we only have to wait one more day until the Blog Hop and shopping begin!!!  Hasn't this release been fun!  I'm loving the "revamped" hot air balloon...and today we are sharing the "revamped" plane...and just as fun!

I have two projects to share with you today.  This first one is the "freebie" stamp (there are some rules that apply to the "freebie" stamp).  I wanted to created something totally different...


First I painted stripes on canvas (2"x2" canvas), then I stamped the image twice on cardstock.  One I die cut out for the shape, the other I fussy cut the banner and popped it up on the full image.  Lastly I outlined the die cut with gold gel pen.


For my next card I  die cut clear cardstock to create a stencil then inked in several blue distress inks to create the "sky".  I colored the plane and banner with copic markers, and used wink of stella and glossy accents on the plane.  A few gold stars later and voila it was completed!  :)


recipe:
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Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Clear Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Copic Makers
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents
Scraps
Acrylic Paint
Gold Gel Pen


***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 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 and let's start spreading the word!;)

See you tomorrow for the hop and shopping!  :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MCT April Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ sending love!


Welcome to Day 3 sneak peeks of My Creative Time!  Wasn't yesterday's projects FABULOUS!!!  Today we are featuring Fun Stitched Clouds & the Sky is the Limit stamp and dies!  So you're thinking this looks a bit familiar.  You're somewhat right :)  Miss Emma has revamped the clouds and hot air balloon, and added some AWESOME new sentiments!!!


After I die cut the vellum clouds, I added some texture to them by running them through my big shot with a Sizzix folder.  The hearts were colored with copic markers, then wink of stella, and lastly glossy accents.



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Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Vellum
Echo Park Pattern Paper 
Copic Marker
XPI Blending Card
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents
Sizzix Embossing Folder


***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 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 and let's start spreading the word!;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MCT April Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ just because!


Whoop Whoop it's day 2 of My Creative Time's April Release!  Didn't you love those stars and stamps yesterday?  So many possiblilities!

Today we are showing Believe in Your Dreams stamp and die set!  
Oh my this is another homerun!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

To create this card it required a bit of masking and stamping.  After stamping, I used water color pencils to color the feathers.  When they were dry I added some wink of stella for shimmer.

Then again once the feathers were dry, I placed the masks over the feathers, then splattered the droplets all over.  When I finished the splatters I removed the masks.



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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Mementos Ink
Wink of Stella
Water Color Pencils
Tim Holtz Water Color 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 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 and let's start spreading the word!;)

Monday, April 13, 2015

MCT April Release Sneak Peeks Day 1 ~ you're my hero!


Happy Monday and welcome to Day 1 of  My Creative Time's April Release Sneak Peeks!  I can hardly believe it's already April and a new release!  This release has more "go to" shapes along with some fun and fabulous images and sentiments!  Today we are featuring You’re My Hero Stamp set and Bunch of Stitched Stars dies!

I created a layout for my husband's last day of work before his retirement and a retirement party for him and two of his friends.  The three of them worked together over 25 years at two different departments.  Oh and all three failed at retirement and now work together for another company, a civilian job.
 

I've left some blank squares for jounaling :) my least favorite part!



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You’re My Hero Stamp Bunch of Stitched Stars ~ new set
Alpha Pack Stamp Set

Extras
Teresa Collins Pattern paper
Mementos Ink
Stampin' Up ink
mylar star

***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 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!;)