Thursday, September 26, 2013

MCT Thrifty Thursday ~ baked with love!


 
Hello and happy Thursday, I have a super quick post for you!  Today over at My Creative Time it's Thrifty Thursday and you know what that means!  It's time to pull out our scraps and create something beautiful!
 
That's what I did today...I created this beautiful tag with nothing but scraps and My Creative Time stamps and dies!  I rarely
 
 
Wouldn't these be wonderful on a homemade pie as a gift!!!

 
So don't forget to dig out your scraps and create something wonderful!
 
recipe:
 
 
Extras
Seam Binding Ribbon
light blue hemp
button
chunky glitter
SU ink
Tim Holtz ink
My Minds Eye paper
SU paper clip
mini clothes pin
 
Be sure to check out my DT sisters too!

Monday, September 23, 2013

MCT's Scrapping the Little Things ~ elevate the everyday!


 
Hi everyone, welcome to My Creative Time's Scrapping the Little Things!  Today I wanted to share with you some "Project Life" style cards that I made for a class I'm taking over at bigpictureclasses.com.  It's about taking the everyday things in life and having joy in them.  Taking pictures of the mundane really gives it a different perspective!
 
 

I paper pieced the balloon, I really don't know what happened with my stamping.  It's just bad!  I was going to do another one, but then I realized that, this is sometimes what happens.  So I made the decision to leave it!  I'm not always perfect in my crafting, my picture taking, my life...do I really need to go on...lol!  I think this is what is called life and I just need to enjoy it!



 
recipe:
My Creative Time
 
Extras
Simple Stories paper pad
staples
SU ink
white pen
 
Here are some of the pictures I've taken so far for my class.  Each day we are given a prompt, then it's up to us what it means.
 
wake ~ 4:15 am and a blur
 
 wash ~ before work
dine ~ friends and family
 
 
serve ~ everyday
 
 
rest ~ after a long week
 
I'm loving this class, I'm sure I will be taking more in the future!
 
Be sure to see what the my design teammates have come up with!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tag It Tuesday ~ Oh Christmas Tree!



 
Oh happy Tuesday!  I hope your week is blessed and happy so far!  I have a super quick post for you today of a sweet tag.  It's Tag It Tuesday at My Creative Time, and some of the girls have created a few tags to share with you!

 
 
It's hard to see, however I added some fine glitter to the Christmas tree.  In person it's very sparkly!

 
recipe:
 
My Creative Time
 
Extras
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage
Seam Binding Ribbon
Thin Hemp
button
Tim Holtz Ink
 
Have a beautiful day and...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday ~Thinking of You!

 
Good morning my crafty friends!  Today is Thoughtful Thursday over at My Creative Time!  I love when I'm on the schedule for this since I never have enough "thinking of you" cards.  Nor do I ever have enough cards that can be used for men.
 
Now you are probably thinking...this card has a teddy bear on it, how could this be a "man" card?  Well I think even "manboys" :) like teddy bears!  hehehe

 
Sometimes I find it amusing that a card in person looks really great, however in pictures it doesn't always translate...that's what I think happened here.  In these pictures the blue and white polka dots is a bit harsh on the eyes, but not in person.  So weird!

To make the "hi" banners I cut one "banner" die from Vintage Stitched Label Die and cut it in half.  After stamping the letters I glued it to the Stitched Capture Frame with Arrow Die then re cut it with the Stitched Capture Frame with Arrow Die to create the stitched lines on the banners.

 
For the bear heart I colored with copics then added a tiny bit of glossy accents.

Recipe:

My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
My Mind's Eye pattern paper
SU ink
Copic Marker
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Ink
Metallic Gold Hemp

Monday, September 9, 2013

Scrapping The Little Things ~ A Neutral Halloween!



 
 
Good Morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  My weekend was full of family activities,  you see my oldest nephew was married this past Saturday!  I was able to spend time with family from out of town, that was truly special!  The wedding was gorgeous, however it was extremely hot!!!  We haven't really had a hot summer, in fact it's been a rather cool one...until Saturday that is!  :)
 
Enough of me, let me get on to my project...Today is Scrapping The Little Things at My Creative Time.  I decided to make some Halloween "project life" style cards.  They certainly aren't you're traditional Halloween with the color palette I chose.  This was on purpose since I didn't know what pictures I'm using for them yet.  Keeping them neutral will make it easy to use any pictures!

 
I used the Chevron Stripes and embossed them with white powder.  For the jars,
 I stamped the bats and spiders on the back of the vellum.  Then I added fine black glitter to the
 star burst.

Again I purposely kept these simple until I'm ready to use them.  Then if I want, I can still stamp journaling lines if I think I need them.

 
recipe:
 
My Creative Time
 
Extras
Chrome paper
Vellum
Kraft Cardstock
White Cardstock

 
Be sure to see what my design team sisters have created! 
 
Have a beautiful week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tag It Tuesday ~ Monogram Gift Tags!

 
Happy Tuesday all my paper lovin' friends!  I hope you had a wonder full Labor Day weekend!  I spent the day (over 4 hours) on facetime with my daughter going over wedding plans.  We got SOOO MUCH done!  However since I'm a bit brain dead,  I'm going to keep it this short so you have time to look at everyone's blog today!
 
It's Tag it Tuesday over at My Creative Time!  We were asked  to make a set of 4 tags for any occasion.  I chose to make monogram tags for Christmas!  How cute is that!!!


 
After stamping the image in the Vintage Label die, I attached it to the Tag Dies then ran it through the Big Shot with the Tag Dies again.  By doing that it created the stitching on the side of the Vintage Label Die.

 
A little white embossing on the Scallop and Stitched Circle Die gave a bit more texture.
 
Recipe:
 
My Creative Time
 
Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
Baker's Twine