Friday, August 30, 2013

MCT August Release Blog Hop ~ Fly Away!



Good morning and happy Friday!  Welcome to My Creative Time's August release blog hop!  You should have arrive here from Miss Leanne's FABBIE blog.  If you just happened to stop by to see me, please head over to Miss Emma's for the start.  I know you wouldn't want to miss a chance to win some SPOOKTACULAR prizes!

This release has been soooo fun!  Don't you just love all the new goodies Miss Emma created!  I know I've been waiting for EVER for a view finder die!!!! 

 
I got the idea for the starburst from a card I saw on Pinterest, the card I saw was sunny and cheery.  Mine is a bit dark and dreary ;) !

To make the starburst, I cut 4 paper 3 1/4 x 4".  Then I penciled lines that intersected on one piece.  Next I stacked 3 of the paper and cut through all 3 on the penciled lines.  Then I simply laid them out to create a random pattern on the square I didn't cut and attached them to it.  Now I have extra pieces to create another card!  :)



Recipe:
My Creative Time


 
Extras
Echo Park Halloween Pattern Paper
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holts ink
Mementos ink
Glossy Accents
Stickles
popdots

now the fun stuff...
BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners! 
Winner #1 ~ will win a PRIZE PACKAGE from "Liz's Paper Loft Boutique" & a $50 to "My Creative Time's Store'! 
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our September Release! 
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have! 
GOOD LUCK! :)
You're Next Stop is AMAZING Miss Micia!
Blog Hop Lineup:
Liz ~ http://www.lizspaperloft.com/   you're here

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MCT Day 3 of August Release Sneak Peak ~ Thanksgiving!


Oh my goodness today is already Day 3 of My Creative Time's August Release!  The projects from my design teammates have been AMAZING!  I know you've been enjoying them as much as I have.


Today I wanted to share with you an invitation for Thanksgiving Dinner.  I used a couple of stamps and a die from the new release and few oldies but goodies from the past!  :)


A little bit of stitching and some hemp, give this invitation the right amount of texture.


Recipe:

My Creative Time

Extras
hemp
papertrey ink cardstock
SU ink
My Mind's Eye pattern paper

Now for the fun stuff!
Sneak Peek giveaway!
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Monday, we will announce the winner of that on Tuesday & so on......
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 better chance you have for winning! 
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! ;)

Make sure you stop by the rest of the girl's blog!

Monday, August 26, 2013

MCT ~ August Release DAY 1 ~ Ghostly Greetings!


Good Morning!  WooHoo My Creative Time's August release sneak peaks are here!!!!  You're going to be so excited to see this release and all the yummy stamps and dies!  I'm going to keep this short so you can take a peak at the other designs the girls made!


I wanted to keep my card with a CAS style.  I usually have a hard time with them, but the new chevron stamp make that a snap!



My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
SU ink
Teresa Collins ~ Haunting Hallows paper
 
Now for the fun stuff!
Sneak Peek giveaway!
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Monday, we will announce the winner of that on Tuesday & so on......
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 better chance you have for winning! 
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! ;)

Make sure you stop by the rest of the girl's blog!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Inspire Me Tuesday ~ Happy Birthday!



 
Good morning my paper lovin' friends!  Today is Inspire Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time.  We were challenge to choose something to inspire us.  I chose a sketch from Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge Blog

 
This is a simple card that I made for my dad's birthday next week!  Not only did I use a sketch to inspire my card, I wanted to add something that I haven't used in a long time...eyelets!  So this card is kind of  "retro"!  LOL
 
I used the round tab dies on each side of the sentiment label, then used eyelets to hold it all together.


recipe:
My Creative Time
 
Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Teresa Collins He Said paper
eyelets
Stampin Up Ink
Tim Holtz ink
 
Be sure to stop by my design team sisters to see what creative thing they made!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MCT 3D Wednesday ~ mini album!



Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going GREAT!  The last few weeks I've been getting so much done around my home, cleaning out closets and such.  I'm either way behind my spring cleaning or WAY ahead of the game!  :)  Even though I've been working around the house I took a little time out to craft and even did some organizing of my dies.  My friend Katie gave me the inspiration to make the change.  I was looking for her post but couldn't find it :/

Now I need to get on to why you came to visit me.  Today is 3D Wednesday over at My Creative Time!  For my project I decided to make a "matchbook" mini album.  I used the Trifold Card and the Stitched Folder to created this little book.

I stapled all the folders together into the card.

For the camera die, I used double sided patter paper then simply turned over the inside piece to create the different paper for the lens and view finder.

I left the top of the frame without adhesive to allow for a picture to slide in.


To create the vellum pocket I cut two folders and cut it in half.
 

Then I used some thick hemp and a brad for a closure. 

 
Recipe:
My Creative Time
 
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
 
Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
ink



Thursday, August 8, 2013

MCT Designer Challenge ~ Smile!



 
Hi Everyone, hope you're having a HAPPY week!  Notice anything different around here?  That's right, I had a blog makeover!  Thank you so much to Veronica at VK Design Company for my AWESOME new blog!  She is so good!  I just told her a few things that I like and a few color combos!  Wham Bam, and this is what she came up with!  It's SOOO ME!
 
Well enough of me,  let's get to the challenge going on at My Creative Time!  The challenge is to make a project of any kind only using Black and White.  No other color!  Must admit, I had a hard time with this challenge, even though I LOVE black and white!
 
Get out your black and white paper and embellishments and join us in the fun!


recipe:
 
My Creative Time
Small Talk stamp set
 
Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Teresa Collins Embossing Folder
ink
pop dot
***Sale***
TWO Favorite Stamp Sets of the Month:  Polka Dot Surprise & Paper Princess!  They are only on sale until Sunday, August 11th.  You can pick up these fun stamps at the My Creative Time Store.
 
***Sale***
One more thing before I go...If you have been following me for a while, then you know I haven't been posting as much as usual.  My life has just become very busy lately which just doesn't allow me to do ALL that I want to do.  So in order to keep crafting (which I love) I have decided to give up my little boutique.  My boutique has been a lot of fun, however, it's very time consuming.  I have learned as I get older, to know when too much is really too much and this seemed like the logical thing to cut from my schedule.  I always love it when I hear from you, my customers, "thank you for your fast shipping!".  However, I'm afraid that I might not be able to keep up that pace.  Thank you so much for all of your support this past year!  So as a "thank you" I'm having a closing sale.  Use coupon code JULY13 to receive 25% off your entire purchase.  Hurry before it's all gone!  I hope you'll still continue to stop by my blog for fun projects!
Click HERE to go to my Boutique!
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Scrapping The Little Things ~ Just You & Me!


Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Maybe a little family time or some crafting?  I had a bit of both myself!  Today at My Creative Time is Scrapping the Little things, which fits in perfectly with my weekend!  This past Saturday was the first Saturday that my husband and I had off together that we could spend time alone!  One daughter was home from school for the past month and the other daughter had come home to get "wedding things" done.



So we decided to take a trip to Half Moon Bay to walk around and then go to a late lunch at Sam's Chowder House.  My hubby has been wanting to take me there for over a year.

I made these cute "journal cards" with Stitch Journal die, for the day we were about to have!

I love that you can easily "customize" a pre printed journal card with My Creative Time stamps and dies.  On this card I added a stamp sentiment to the top and restroom peeps die at the bottom.

Again, I simply stamped the arrow with the "stamp off" method and the car at full strength ink.  Then stapled the arrow die cut at the top.


After walking around the downtown area and the farmer's market, I had a great idea to go see the elephant seals.  I knew we weren't that far from them.  Many moons ago, when I was around 16, I had gone on field trip to see them and the tide pools.  Hubby was game, so off we went!  When we got to the park the lady said it's about a 3 mile walk round trip, easy right.  Well half way into the walk we arrived at the first docent and I asked about the tide pools.  She let me know that they no longer let you on the beach for the tide pools or to see the elephant seals, it's just too much the seals. 
 Oh, ok and off we go again, except now instead of being in a hard ground, we are walking in soft sand in sand dunes!  What?  I didn't think I was going to be exercising today!  Anyway, we finally made it to the seals but they were so far away that they didn't show up in the picture except this one all by himself.


All I have to say is that by the time we got to Sam's Chowder House, I totally deserved this Lobster Roll Sandwich!  Yum Yum!!


This was our view from our table...we really enjoyed watching the dogs play in the water!

Recipe:
My Creative Time

Liz's Paper Loft Boutique

Extras
ink
staples
vellum
chrome paper

One more thing before I go...If you have been following me for a while, then you know I haven't been posting as much as usual.  My life has just become very busy lately which just doesn't allow me to do ALL that I want to do.  So in order to keep crafting (which I love) I have decided to give up my little boutique.  My boutique has been a lot of fun, however, it's very time consuming.  I have learned as I get older, to know when too much is really too much and this seemed like the logical thing to cut from my schedule.  I always love it when I hear from you, my customers, "thank you for your fast shipping!".  However, I'm afraid that I might not be able to keep up that pace.  Thank you so much for all of your support this past year!  So as a "thank you" I'm having a closing sale.  Use coupon code JULY13 to receive 25% off your entire purchase.  Hurry before it's all gone!  I hope you'll still continue to stop by my blog for fun projects!
Click HERE to go to my Boutique!