Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MCT What a Treat Wednesday ~ for you!


Hey hey hey it's What a Treat Wednesday over at My Creative Time!  I love it when I'm scheduled for "what a treat" day, since it gets me to think of new ways to create little "favor/gifts" for someone.  It's also fun to see what the other girls have come up with...let me tell you, some of the girls are just MASTERS in this area!

My project today is a fun little bag filled with strawberry candies...so of course I had to add strawberries to the bag.  The first thing I did was randomly stamp the image then color with copic markers.  I should say I quickly colored the images, as you can see I wasn't overly careful with my coloring.  I assure you that in person you can hardly notice I went out of the lines.  Once it was complete I ran it through my Big Shot with the "swiss dot" folder.



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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Sizzix Folder
Ribbon
Twine
Copic Markers

Monday, August 24, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs ~ starfish wishes!


Good morning and happy Monday, I hope that it's a good day for you!  Today I get to share another project using Newton's Nook Designs Stamp as their August Guest Designer.  

This Tranquil Tides stamp set is making me wish that summer isn't ending soon!  Last week I got to spend the day beach relaxing with family and friends, cooking hot dogs and s'mores.  Isn't that what a long day of summer is about, family, fun, and food!



To create this card I stamped two of the starfish on the green circle with versamark ink.  Then randomly stamped the different critters and bubbles on the white circle.  Don't you love that little crab!  I used such a pale blue for the bubbles, I thought it was missing something, so I added wink of stella then glossy accents.  Then those bubbles just popped off the paper!


Tranquil Tides Stamp Set

Extras
Baker's Twine
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella
VersaMark Ink
Papertrey Ink Cardstock

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, August 21, 2015

MCT August Release Blog Hop ~ boo!


Welcome to My Creative Time August Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the fabulous Miss Kim.  If not you will want to head over to Miss Emma's  for the start, this way you won't miss a thing!

My card today features Too Cute To Spook and the Square Dies!  Oh I'm so excited to finally get these wonderful dies, the possibilities are endless!


Isn't that "x" border FABULOUS!  Don't you think this is just for Halloween either.  I can see it used in small sections on different pattern papers, like a stitched quilt.


recipe
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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Scrap Paper
Archival Ink
Glossy Accents
Chalk
White Gel Pen
Sequins



FREEBIE STAMP"



Our "Freebie" for this release is this ADORABLE "Fangtastic Day" stamp and die set. It will be given to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 150 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 150 shoppers come through, the die will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 150. No exceptions will be made. This freebie die 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/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: AUGUST2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, August 28th @midnight PST.

BLOG HOP LINE UP
Liz - http://www.lizspaperloft.com  YOU ARE HERE
Nikki - http://scrappinnavywife.blogspot.com  YOUR NEXT STOP!

Oh and one last things before I let you go...
We are inviting you to join our new "My Creative Time INSPIRED" group! We will ALL be able to inspire each other with all of our MCT inspired projects, there will be occasional giveaways & impromptu challenges!  Please share with all of your crafty friends so they won't miss out on a thing! Let's start sharing......ready...set...GO!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MCT August Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ hey there!


Welcome to My Creative Time August Release Day 3 sneak peeks!  Haven't you just loved all the fun and creative ideas so far this week!  Today we are sharing Fall Friends...oh my goodness this whole set it just adorable!  You will really "fall" for this set...hehehe


For the this little beaver I quickly colored him with copic makers, giving him more personality by adding cheek highlights and glossy accents on his eyes.  The tree was created by watercoloring with distress inks.


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen
Chalk 
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks
Button
Hemp

***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!;)

Oh and one last things before I let you go...
We are inviting you to join our new "My Creative Time INSPIRED" group! We will ALL be able to inspire each other with all of our MCT inspired projects, there will be occasional giveaways & impromptu challenges!  Please share with all of your crafty friends so they won't miss out on a thing! Let's start sharing......ready...set...GO!



Monday, August 17, 2015

MCT August Sneak Peek Day 1 ~ fangtastic!


Hey Hey Hey it's Monday and Day 1 of My Creative Time August Release Sneak Peek!   Today we are featuring a "fangtastic" stamp and die and a set of square stitched dies.  Isn't Dracula is too stinkin' cute!

I want to make some fun treat bags for coworkers, so I wanted to make one as a test.  Well I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Though I'm not sure this will be the one I'll go with.  I have to say that since you never know which of my coworkers will be lurking around here.  :)


First I stamped this fun image on my square, then I stamped it on a mask and cut it out.  Next I colored the dracula, then place the mask over the colored image.  Once I was sure the mask was securely attached, I inked the background with distress ink.  Using several colors of blue to create the depth.  After the background was dry, I added white gel "stars".

I just LOVE him!!!


recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Scrap Papers
Copic Markers
Memento Ink
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks
Chalk



***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!;)

Oh and one last things before I let you go...
We are inviting you to join our new "My Creative Time INSPIRED" group! We will ALL be able to inspire each other with all of our MCT inspired projects, there will be occasional giveaways & impromptu challenges!  Please share with all of your crafty friends so they won't miss out on a thing! Let's start sharing......ready...set...GO!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MCT Trending Now: Emboss It ~ drop you a line!


Good Morning, it's Tending Now over at My Creative Time!  Today we featuring projects with some type of embossing.  Now we all know about embossing folders, but we've decided to take it beyond those folders.
When I first got my Big Shot it came with a rubber plate/mat and I had no idea what to do with it.  Then I finally figured out to use it to create embossed images with plates.  Well they are also good to use with dies to create embossed images.  Just another way to do more with what you already have!


Does that background paper look familiar?  Yep, it's the plaid I created the other day.


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Extras
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Memento Ink
Ranger Safety Pin
Red Thread


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Newton's Nook Designs August Release" REVEAL DAY 2 ~ salty kisses!


Welcome to Revel Day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs!  If you didn't see yesterday's post, I was asked to be the Guest Designer for August.  How fun is that!  Today we are reveling Tranquil Tides Stamp set.  The name says it all!


First I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Once it was cooled then I used Distress Ink to watercolor over the embossed images.  After letting it dry, I added drops of glossy accents and sequins.

Oh did you figure out that I used the starfish in yesterday's project.  Yep, I used it on shrinky dinks and added it to the shaker card.  I love it when I can use my stamps to create something unexpected.


Newton's Nook Design Tranquil Tides Stamp Set
Distress Inks
Glossy Accents
Sequins
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Pattern Paper Scraps
Twine



Would you like to win “Tranquil Tides”?
This prize will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, August 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner<
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Liz Munoz - Guest Designer

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"Newton's Nook Designs August Release" REVEAL DAY 1 ~ mermaid!


Good morning!
I'm so excited I finally get to share with you I'm Newton's Nook Designs August Guest Designer!  So I will have a several project to share with you through out the month.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I had fun creating them.

 Today is Revel Day 1 with Mermaid Crossing stamp set.  You are going to love how beautiful these mermaids are.


A quick coloring using Copic Markers, wink of stella, and glossy accents makes this sweet girl come to life.  Inside my shaker card is a little sneak peek of tomorrow's revel.  Can you guess what it is?


Newton's Nook Design Mermaid Crossing Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Pattern Paper Scrap
Chrome and Gold Paper
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Wink Of Stella
Shrinky Dinks
Sequins
Seed Beads
Gold Thread


Would you like to win “Mermaid Crossing”?
This prize will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, August 13th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 14th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton's Nook Designs
Lydia Evans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Crafty Math-Chick
Jess Gerstner<
Stephanie Muzzulin
Danielle Pandeline
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kimberly Rendino
Yukari Yoshioka
Liz Munoz - Guest Designer

I'll see you tomorrow with another revel!

Monday, August 10, 2015

MCT Scrapping The Little Things ~ flip flop day!



Happy Monday!  Today I get to share my pocket style scrapbooking with you since it's Scrapping The Little Things over at My Creative Time.  If you seen my "scrapping" before, then maybe you've noticed that they are rarely journaled.  I do journal, it's just that tend to keep that private.  :)  

This page is from my vacation to the Bahamas...oh I want to go back!!  After snorkeling , my husband and I found a hammock under two palm trees and fell asleep.  It truly was a great day!


To create the texture background behind the flip flops and some pictures, I used the textured surf board from Surf's Up stamp set.  


That palm tree was my view while relaxing in the hammock.  


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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Pattern Paper scraps

Be sure to check out what my design team sisters have created.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

MCT What A Treat ~ sweet baby!



Hi, today I wanted to share with you a gift card using that I made for my sweet nephew and his wife's new baby...and my first great nephew.  Yep, I'm a first time great auntie!  
They live in Alaska so it's going to be awhile before I get to hold him :(
I'm so excited for my sister/brother in law for becoming first time grandparents!


I've been wanting to create my own plaid using stamps and finally had time to try.  First I gathered a bunch of my stamps that I thought would make cool lines and then narrowed the list down.  I used "streets", "paper lines", and other stamps that weren't made for this technique.  Just another way to get more out of your stamps :)  I used a large piece of paper, so you will be seeing another project with this same "background" paper.


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Hello Baby Stamp and Die Set (cow, safety pin)

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Memento Ink
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Wink of Stella
Solid Baker's Twine

Be sure to head over to My Creative Time to see what the other gals created!