Monday, June 27, 2016

MCT Manly Monday ~ wish big!


Howdy happy Monday to you!  Today is Manly Monday over at My Creative Time.  I never have enough of these so I'm always happy when I'm assigned to create one :)

As funny as this might sound, this card was inspired by my kitchen redo.  I have been stripping paint off my cabinet doors (30 of them) so I can repaint them (they were chipping and peeling).  As the paint was being stripped off I was left with wood grain doors, kind of like the "wood" rectangle.  


To create the "wood" box I taped off with post it tape and inked the wood stencil, then with a darker brown distress ink I add a bit of shading.  For the Sentiment Label die, I made it longer to fit my die cut sentiment.


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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Stencil
Distress Inks
Copic Markers
Memento Ink

Be sure to see what my DT sister created HERE!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MCT Do Over ~ newlyweds!



Hello, today is "Do Over" at My Creative Time.  Now I'm sure you think a "do over" means you got it wrong the first time, no true.  To me a "do over" gives me chance to do something similar but with a different technique.  That's what I did today!

The first card I made last December and I LOVED it, however I've been practicing with different techniques of distress inks and blending on different papers.  


So I decided to heat emboss the dots and blend distress inks instead of the dry embossing like the card above.  I also used  Tim Holtz Specialty Paper which is very smooth which makes blending a breeze,  For the heart after I heat embossed it, I smooshed the water color for a marble look.



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Extras
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Specialty Paper
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Chrome Paper scraps


Friday, June 17, 2016

MCT June Release Blog Hop ~ hi!


Well we finally made it the hop!  Welcome to My Creative Time June Release Blog Hop, you should have arrived here from the talented Miss Kim.  If you just popped in to see me, then be sure to head to the start at Miss Emma (our fearless leader).  


First I dry embossed the Rectangular die on my card base.  Then after I heat embossed the sentiment on the label, I scored it instead of cutting it off at the top.  Then I folded it over the card, so the back a bit of interest.


recipe:

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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Inks
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Button
Baker's Twine


"FREEBIE"
Starting THIS Friday, June 17th, 2016 @ 8am PST ~ Our "Freebie" for this release is this ADORABLE "Fun Polka Dots" Stamp set. 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: JUNE2016 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, June 24th, 2016 @midnight PST.

YOUR NEXT STOP, the talented MISS LUCIA

Thursday, June 16, 2016

MCT June Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ just for you!

Hey Hey Hey only one more day before the shopping can begin! That's right today is day 4 of My Creative Time June Release and we are showing off Just A Note stamp and die set! You will love this small card die that comes with several sentiment stamps. If you remember from day 1 I mentioned that there were circle stamps, well here they are :)

Aren't they fun! This card was so quick and easy to whip up...perfect for that last minute gift. I used the Stitched Square Die for the front and the inside of this card.

recipe
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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
VersaFine 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!;)
See you tomorrow for the blog hop and more creative goodness!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MCT June Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ heart of gold!


Hi, well we are half way through the My Creative Time sneaky peeks, I sure have been blown away by all the creativity!  Today is all about the labels, the Sentiment Label Dies that is.  :)  This is one, actually I mean three fabulous dies with a "fish tail" on both sides.  I love that since it makes it more versatile!


I only used two of the sizes of this new die, and yes I did cut off the left side of two of them.  I'm a big fan of images being "interrupted".


recipe
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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Cardstock
Gold Embossing Powder
***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, June 14, 2016

MCT June Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ blessing!


Hello, so didn't you just love all the projects the team made yesterday.  Well if you love yesterday's then you'll flip for today's sets, You Are A Blessing and Fun Polka Dots!  I must be in an ink blending mood this week :)


I started by using several colors of distress ink to create the gradient background.  Next I heat embossed in white the solid and outlined circles.  Then I stamped the solid circles in distress ink.  I just love this effect!


recipe:
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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stampin' Up Ink
Glitter Paper scraps
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder


***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, June 13, 2016

MCT June Release Sneak Peek Day 1 ~ smile!


Hi, can you believe that it's already June and summer is in full swing?  I feel like it was just Christmas and I blinked and now summer.  I really just need to slow down!  Enough about me, let's get to why you're here...My Creative Time's newest release!  I've been patiently waiting for Miss Emma to release this set.  Sometime Emma let's us know an idea she has, but we don't actually get to see them until they are made...well I LOVE this new set You are Spot On stamp and die set!  Funny thing, I had so much fun with the dies I didn't even use the circle stamps...however I have a project later this week where I did :)


First thing I did was some ombre ink blending with several colors then die cut the circles.  Really fairly simple.  


I had a few extra ombre circles, just enough to create another card, but in black.


recipe:

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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
VersaFine Ink
Stampin' Up Ink
Sequins

***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!;)

Be sure to show some love to my DT sisters !

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MCT Inspire Me Wednesday ~ by the sea!


Hi, today over at My Creative Time is "Inspire Me Wednesday".  This is where we get inspiration from non traditional places.  My card was inspired from a pillow I saw at either Pier1 or World Market, I can't remember which one I was at since they are next door to each other.  I just fell in love with the distressed look and wanted to bring it home, but I don't have a "beachy house" so at the store it stayed.


To create the "tile", I embossed with a die, then masked and ink blended.  Then I heat embossed several coats of clear embossing powder, on the last coat I sprinkled a bit of gold.  I used distress inks for the sand "ticking" and blue stripe, then sprinkled water droplet.  After it was dry, I lightly splattered distress ink for added interest.


recipe:

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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Button 
Hemp


Friday, June 3, 2016

MCT 48 Hour Flash Sale ~ happy birthday!



Good morning & welcome to another "48 Hour Flash Sale!" over at My Creative Time! This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW & will end on Sunday, June 5, 2016 @ 7am PST.  For this sale, we are all featuring a brand new die set called "Stitched Large Balloon Dies".  When Emma released "Circle Balloon Dies" last month, she had gotten LOTS of requests for a large traditional shaped balloon die as well!  So....here ya go my friends! :) This is SUCH A FUN set & I cannot wait for you to see all the projects the team has created using it! Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase!  

So now for the hop...you should have arrive here from the sweet and talented Miss Kim.  If you just popped in to see me be sure to head over to Miss Emma for the start.  I know you wouldn't want to miss a thing!  



For my card I was going for a "bokah" look.  


recipe
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Script Words stamps

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock and Vellum
Gold Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Baker's Twine



BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments on every stop for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner!  Good Luck! 

Come hop along with us for some AMAZING inspiration using this new "Stitched Large Balloon Dies" set from the team! :)  YOUR NEXT STOP IS the amazing Miss Lucia!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

MCT Trending Now: Make it Bright ~ brighter days!




Hi, today over at My Creative Time is "Trending Now: Make it Bright"!  It seems that where ever I look bright colors are around.  Do you think it's the time of year or just the 90's making a return?  :)

The other day I was playing around with some new watercolors.  What I thought was just a test paper ended up being a card.  Just goes to show you there are no mistakes in crafting :)



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Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Bristol Paper
Watercolors
VersaFine Ink
Pink Posh Sequins

Be sure to see what the other gals created!