Thursday, September 29, 2016

MCT Tutorial Thursday ~ happy birthday!


Happy Thursday, today is Tutorial Thursday over at My Creative Time.  This is where we "try" to share a technique with you.  I say try because sometimes it's hard to explain a technique...hopefully I'll be able to!  :)

The technique I'm going to share with you is masking and no line watercoloring.


First of all I wanted the sentiment to intruped the image.  
So I first stamped the sentiment on the die cut rectangle and masking paper.


Then I cut out the sentiment on the masking paper.


 Next I placed the sentiment mask over the stamped sentiment.


Once I determined which flower is the front flower, that will be the first flower stamped.  I stamped the flower over the sentiment masking, also stamping  same flower on masking paper.  I used Distress Ink in a very light color so I could barely see it.  

After I cut out the flower from the masking paper I placed over the stamped flower on the rectangle. Then I chose which flower would be behind the front flower and stamped it.


I repeated the same process as the sentiment and the flower image for the existing flowers.


Once all the stamping was completed I was left with image of flowers behind each other.


The next thing to do was choose the colors of distress inks and smooch them on my palette.  With watered down ink I painted each petal individually and not next to each other until they were dry.  I added another layer of paint to each petal for more depth.  I made sure that each layer was dry before adding more.

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Just Because Stamps and Die
Floral Sentiments
More Stitched Rectangular Dies

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Bristol Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Masking Paper

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Creative Time and Original Gourmet Lollipop ~ yummy!



GOOD MORNING & welcome to our collaboration with the FABULOUS “Original Gourmet Lollipop” company! We are ALL super excited to partner up with this company because they truly do have the BEST lollipops around! Many of you are familiar with our famous “Stitched Lollipop Holder Dies” which fit the famous OG lollipops PERFECTLY! Well, we just discovered the “mini” OG lollipops! We LOVED them so much that Emma designed a brand new “Mini Stitched Lollipop Die”. This new die fits the mini OG lollipops to PERFECTION! Join us as we showcase BOTH sizes of these dies so you can see the difference!

I only have the Original Stitched Lollipop die to share with you, however the rest of the 
team will have both.  I just have to say that I had a hard time not eating these before I could get the pictures!  Oh my the Pumpkin Spice Latte was caaaaaalling me!  :)

To create the black holder, I first heat embossed it with white. Then I pieced the witches feet together and added glossy accents. Next I attached the purple "dress" tulle.
           
For the white holder, I cut my strip of stamps, yes I cut my stamps, 
and cringed the whole time.  But I'm so happy I did!  I can always line them back in a row 
if I ever want to use them that way again.  Then tied the stick with the orange tulle.  How much easier could it have been!

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
VersaMark Ink
Tulle
White Embossing Powder

***GIVEAWAY*** Leave your comments on all of our blogs for an opportunity to win one of my original Stitched Lollipop Holder Dies along with some YUMMY lollipops from the Original Gourmet Lollipop company!
***SALE INFO*** Use the code: OGPOP to get a discount off your entire order! Whoever orders the new “Stitched Mini Lollipop Die” will get a FREE “Mini Original Gourmet Lollipop” with your order! This special is for 48 hours ONLY! This special will end on Friday, September 30, 2016 at midnight PST!

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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Extras
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!!!


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Extras
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!


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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.


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