Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Creative Time's My Favorite Stamp of the Month!

Hello Paper Lovers and all things creative!  Today is My Favorite Stamp of the Month at My Creative Time!  However, Emma decided that we should feature three sets this month!  "Your My Best Buddy", "My Little Firecracker" & "Fun in the Sun"!  If you saw my post yesterday then you already know that I LOVE RED, WHITE, and BLUE, it's no surprise that I would use "My Little Firecraker" for my project today!

Also yesterday I used Teresa Collins Sports Edition for my tag, so when I was ready to make this favor bag, I just grabbed a few scraps that was already out!  EASY PEASY!!!

First I stamped the "happy 4th" using Stazon ink (my ink pad is older and not so juicy)
I stamped the star border in red then cut out the 2 larger stars.

I keep forgeting that when you add the glossy accents to SU ink, it changes the color!  So I added some chunky glitter to make the stars sparkle!  These would be perfect for a 4th of July party!  Wouldn't they be SO CUTE with sparklers in them too? 

paper: Teresa Collins ~ Sports Edition
toothpicks, glitter, glossy accents

This is a card I made last year with Fun in the Sun Stamp Set, you can click HERE for the recipe!

All three of these Stamp Sets will be on sale Sale and will end on June 30th!  So hurry and pick up all three!  One last thing we will have a "Link Up Party" with anyone who owns these sets already can make a project OR show an older project using these sets! Link them up to Mr. Linky at My Creative Time,  you'll have two weeks to do so!!!

Can't wait to see what you link up!!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Creative Time's 3-D Wednesday

Hello Everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  I don't know about you, but I just love Wednesdays!  And especially since at My Creative Time it's a 3-D Wednesday! 

For today's project I wanted to make something that I could give for a last minute housewarming gift.  I just love Red, White and Blue and for years my kitchen/family room was Americana, so when I saw this dish towel it made me miss my old decor! 

paper: Teresa Collins, American Cardstock

Don't forget to see what my other design teammates did!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Glassine Favor Bag ~ Wedding Wishes

Hi Paper Lovers!!!

I hope you're enjoying your week so far!  Today I wanted to share with you a sweet little favor bag from my Boutique that could be used for so many different occasions! 

For added detail I wanted to try to use and embossing folder, and to my surprise it worked beautifully!  The sticker was added after the embossing.  Oh my goodness the possiblities are endless!

I punched two small hole for the button and hemp.

Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Have a great day, I'll see you tomorrow with another 3-D project!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Hop with EAD Designs ~ Have a Great Day Card!

Hi Everyone!  Yes, this is my second post of the day!  Welcome to EAD Designs Monday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the creative Lauren's Creative.  If you just popped in to see me, then head over to EAD's blog for the start.  Make sure you leave a comment along the way for more chance to win!

For today's project I wanted to use EAD's rub-ons, since I hadn't used them in awhile!  They are so fun and easy to use!  I also made a video, but just like last week, youtube is being uncooperative!  I've already tried 5 times, but I'll try again in the morning.  So if you want to you can come back later to see if it's up!


EAD Designs ~ Thinking of You Sentiments (inside of card, you can see in video)
Martha Stewart branch punch
paper: My Minds Eye and PTI

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Rose!!!


My Creative Time Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge!

Happy Memorial Day Paper Lovers!!!  If you're like me, then you are at the end of your three day weekend :(  I so wish I was a stay at home mom again!  Maybe not going through the kid stage again, but just being at home!  I'm so sorry, I drifted for a moment. hehehe  Let me get back to what I'm really here to share with you!

My Creative Time has started doing Scrappy Monday Layout Challenge, usually twice a month!  I'm thrilled with this idea, because it allows me to get some layouts completed and show you that My Creative Time Stamps and Dies are perfect for scrapbooking too!  Now I know that today is Memorial Day, however I needed to get a Halloween layout done.  (of couse I don't have the picture printed yet)

So here are the challenge rules:  to create any size layout of your choice using only ONE picture & incorporate buttons onto your layout! EASY PEASY!

This an 8x8 layout that will accomodate a 4x6 photo, that can be slid under the "trick or treat" banner.  Or I can just use a 4x4 photo.

I made a pocket for a tag that can be used for journaling! 

paper: My Little Shoe Box, PTI
button, glitter

Click here to enter the challenge!  Don't forget to check out what my design teammates made!

I'll be back later today with another project!!!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Wahoo It's Friday ~ Invitation and Favor Box!

Hi Everyone,

I just have a super quick project to share with you!  With this weekend being the start of entertaining and backyard BBQ's, I wanted to make and invitation and quick thank you/favor box!

When I got my Art Philosophy cartridge, I was so EXCITED with all the "extras" it came with. But then I wasn't really sure what or how to use the system. So there they were just staring at me everytime I used the cartridge (which is one of my fav's). Well I finally tried to make something using the stamps that came with it. I hope these inspire you to pull out the stamps that coordinate with Art Philosophy and CREATE!!!

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and coordinating stamps

We Are Memory Keepers and PTI paper

One last thing, check out Jinger Adams Blog for a project I made for her for a TV segment this month.  Leave her a comment for some cool blog candy!!!

Have a great weekend and use your sunscreen! :)  I'll see you on Monday with two new projects!!!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thinking of You Card!

Happy Wednesday Paper Lovers!  I can't believe this week is half over, but that's a good thing since I will have a three day weekend!  Do you have anything fun planned for the holiday weekend?  I'm not sure yet, but I'm still looking forward to it!!!

Anyway let me get to my project...since I've opened my little Boutique, the burlap has been selling like crazy!  And I thank you for that!  But I've also been getting questions on how to attach it to the paper, so I've made a video for you!  But I'm having trouble uploading...stupid youtube!  oops I didn't mean to say that out load!  I'm going to try again, so come back to watch it if you can!  :)

After four attempts it's finally uploaded! 

paper: Teresa Collins, PTI


Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Hop with EAD Designs ~ Get Well Tag!

Happy Monday Paper Lovers!  I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!  Mine was really nice, just never long enough!  :)  Anyway welcom to EAD Designs Monday Hop!  You should have arrived here from Lauren's blog!  I just know that she has something special to share with you!  If you just popped in to see me, please head over to EAD's blog for the start and leave a comment along the way.  That way you're eligible for this week's giveaway too!

Today I decided to make a video of my cute little tag!  Wow it's been so long since I've made a video!  Arrg, I've forgotten how much I say "ummm", I thought I broke that habit!  Anyway, even though I can't stand how much I say it, I do love my cute little tag!!!

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
flowers cut at
Christmas Cricut Cartridge
window cut at
Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge

Your next stop is the super talented Rose!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Did you win??

Happy Sunday!

I just wanted to to shout a HUGE THANK YOU  for making my Grand Opening of Liz's Paper Loft Boutique a HUGE SUCCESS!!!  If you haven't stopped by for awhile and haven't heard, I've open a little Boutique filled with ribbon, fibers and fine embellishments!  My goal is to try to keep my prices reasonable and as long as I can, to offer FREE Shipping to most of the US!

In celebration of my opening my winner of the 20 color pack of seam binding ribbon is
Laura Reimer! 

 Laura, please email me your address at I will need to hear from you by Friday 5/25 or I will have to pick a new winner!!!!

If something is out of stock in the Boutique, I'm quickly trying to get it back in.  New items are being added all the time, so be sure to check back frequently!!!  Thank you again for your orders!!!


Friday, May 18, 2012

MCT 17th Edition May Stamp Release BLOG HOP!

Hello Lovers of all things creative!!!  Welcome to My Creative Time's May Release Blog Hop!  This is a HUGE hop so let't get right to it!  You should have arrived here from Miss Leanne!  I just know she has something wonderful to share with us!  If you just popped in to see me, you'll REALLY want to go to the beginning at Miss Emma's.  Make sure you leave a comment along the way so you have more chances to win the huge giveaway!!!

***disclaimer alert***   This is waaaay prettier than the picture shows.  I could not get a good picture to save my life.  I'm not sure if it's because the colors are so muted or what. The inking isn't as strong as it shows in the picture and the embossed mat isn't that white either. 

I added a bit of chunky glitter to the curly label and the flower petals.  Along with .05mm lt. blue hemp twine and pearls.  I cut several flowers using MCT Flower Petal die, then running it through a crimper in different directions.

This is the picture that's going on this layout, it's from my 25th anniversary last year! (just didn't have time to print)

Sophisticated Cricut Cartridge
boarder ~ welded 2 at 5.40 x 1.67 in my gypsy
Teresa Collins and PTI paper
Tim Holtz ink

*** The whole May Release is on sale now!!! Sale ends on May 18th @ midnight***
In honor of Emma's Birthday month, she has decided to give away 12 "Surprise" Gift bags full of goodies! All you have to do is leave a comment here & for MORE CHANCES, leave a comment on ALL blogs in this hop! Also leave a way for us to contact you! Emma will use to pick the 12 LUCKY winners from ALL THE COMMENTS COMBINED!!! So, you actually have 21 chances to win~! Again, All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, May 20th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

How exciting is that, to have sooo many prizes!!! Not only are we celebrating Miss Emma's Birthday month, but if you haven't heard I opened Liz's Paper Loft Boutique this week!
You can click here to visit Liz's Paper Loft Boutique! The Boutique will carry Seam Binding Ribbon, Colored Hemp, Burlap and Colored Burlap, just to name a few items!  
Your next stop is MICIA!
Micia ~  YOUR NEXT STOP!!!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Creative Time ~May Stamp Release: "Celebrate Good Times!" & "Tag Dies"

Hello!  Can you believe that we are almost done with this week?  It's just been flying by for me!  I hope you've been enjoying all the FABULOUS projects that my DT mates have been creating with My Creative Time's May Release!  Since this release has a lot of masculine stamps and dies, I wanted to show you that it's not all "manly".  :)  So today I made a card/gift that's very girlie, however you could make it "manly" if you wanted!  :)

It's a bookmark on a card!  I got the idea from a friend that was recently at a stamp party.  Her's was just a small triangle with a monogram, it was so cute.  I realized that I could do something similar by using the tag die!  Also I wanted it to be a card, so I created a small pocket for it.

I cut a tag using the Tag Dies,  folded angles toward the center at the top of the tag.  Added the Build A Banner dies for embellishments.  On the back I glued paper to cover the folded angles.  It slips over the page for a marker.

Teresa Collins and PTI paper
Tim Holtz ink
fine glitter

*** The whole May Release is on sale now!!!  Sale ends on May 18th @ midnight***
This wouldn't be a party w/o GIVEAWAYS!
With all of our SAMPLES/ SNEAKS this week, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, May 18th during the blog hop @ 12:01am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
Log onto to your facebook now & let start spreading word!;)
Not only is My Creative Time having a giveaway, so am I in celebration of my new Boutique! All you have to do is "Like" Liz's Paper Loft Boutique page and share it for an extra entry to win a 20 color pack of Seam Binding Ribbon! I'll pick a winner next Saturday and announce it on Sunday, May 20!

How exciting is that, to have sooo many prizes!!!
You can click here to visit Liz's Paper Loft Boutique! The Boutique has Seam Binding Ribbon, Colored Hemp, Burlap and Colored Burlap, just to name a few items! And don't forget to check out my design teammates at My Creative Time!!!!