Saturday, May 31, 2014

PKS June 14-09 Sketch Challenge ~ You float my boat!


Hi peachy friends, it's time for another sketch challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps!  I hope you're having a great weekend so far, but now you can make it better by joining us in the challenge!



I thought it would be fun to mix up a couple of sets that you wouldn't normally think would work together!  




recipe:

Peachy Keen Stamps
PKSC-19 June 2013 ~ this is on special right now :)

Extras
My Creative Time ~ circle dies, tag die, water die
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Carta Bella pattern paper
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up Ink
Memento Ink
Chalk
White Gel Pen
Glossy Accents
Sequins

Come join the fun by clicking HERE!

Friday, May 30, 2014

MCT May Release Blog Hop ~ I'd be lost without you!




Hi Everyone!  
WooHoo, we finally made it to Friday and to the My Creative Time May Release Blog Hop! Hasn't this release been super fun!  I know I've really enjoyed it!  You should have arrived here from Miss Emily's  blog.  If you just popped in to see me, then be sure to head over the Miss Emma's blog for the start!  You won't want to miss a thing since there are great prizes for the winner!!!  

 I'm going to keep this short since this a long hop...first I whitewashed the frame and let dry.  Then I stamped the image on to cardstock, before it dried, I simply took my paint brush and a small amount of water to manipulate the ink to look like water coloring.  Super fun and easy!!!  When all was dry, I fussy cut the light house and attached it and the banner to the frame and added a button with hemp!

recipe
My Creative Time



Extras
frame
papertrey ink cardstock
stampin' up ink
hemp
button



(:  "My Birthday Month FREEBIE"  :)



Since this was Emma's Birthday month, she wanted to do something EXTRA SPECIAL for this release! She is giving away this FUN new "Social Media Dies" to the FIRST 150 shoppers! YEP, you heard that right, this set will go to the FIRST 150 shoppers for FREE! You do NOT have to add it in your cart, Emma & her shipping crew will automatically include it in your pkg, ONLY to the first 150 shoppers! IF you happen to come through AFTER the 150th shopper, no worries because this will be available for sale! 
Emma, knows there will be questions on whether YOU made the first 150? 
AFTER the 150 shoppers come through, then you will see this set available for PURCHASE along w/the new release items! 


***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 better chance 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 that is starting RIGHT NOW! Use the code: MAY2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Sale ends on June 6th @ midnight PST! 


YOUR NEXT STOP IS Miss Cassandra!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

MCT May Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ and be Happy!




Oh my I can't believe that it's already Thursday and it's Day 4 of the My Creative Time May Release Sneak Peeks!  The projects from the other girls on the Design Team have been AMAZING!  I just know that you've loved them too!
Today we are sharing with you Live Love Laugh and Be Happy stamp set,  Pretty Butterflies Dragonfly Dies, and Social Media Dies.  I will be featuring the first two sets with a more feminine card.




Only one more day before the shopping will begin!!!!

recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink
Echo Park pattern paper
Tim Holtz distress ink
Doily
Bakers Twine
Seam Binding Ribbon
Button

***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 better chance 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!

I'll be back tomorrow with full release and blog hop!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MCT May Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ Some days are...


Woohoo, it's Day 3 of My Creative Time May Release Sneak Peek!  Whatcha think so far?  Awesome, right?!  Today we are featuring Anchors & Heart Dies, Make A Splash Die, and Hey Sailor Stamp Set.  So yes, it's another nautical set, don't let that throw you!  I think they could be used for so much more!  Also nautical doesn't always have to be red, white, and blue (even though I love those colors).

As you can see I went for non traditional nautical colors again.  Yet is still has a "water" feel to it, by simply using the Make A Splash die as an embosser and water coloring the heart and anchor dies.



I just couldn't leave well enough alone and had to add chunky glitter to the anchor, gotta have my bling!  lol

recipe

My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Echo Park
Hemp
Memento Ink
Chunky Glitter
Bristol paper
Tim Holtz Distress 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 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 better chance 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 see what my DT sisters have created!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MCT May Release Sneak Peek ~ Dad!


Hey it's day 2 of My Creative Time May Sneak Peeks!  Didn't you just love what the girls on the Design Team shared yesterday?!!  I'm so happy to share with you my card made with Lost at Sea Stamp and Die set, and Stripey Background!  You'll will love all the fun "nautical" images!


So I wanted to create a card using non traditional nautical colors.  I first stamped the Stripey Background stamp with brown Memento Ink, then added the stamped light house on the die and attached it to the card base.  


If you look closely you can see that I added a thin bead of glossy accents to each of the stripes.  It gives it a lot of depth in person.

My Creative Time
Vintage Stitched Label Die

Extras
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Memento Ink
Stampin' Up Ink
Hemp
Rope
Glossy Accents



***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 better chance 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, May 26, 2014

MCT May Release Sneak Peek ~ you are special!




 Well it's time again to share with you the My Creative Time May Release Sneak Peeks!!!  I thought it would never get here...we went a week later than usual, however it felt like FOREVER!!!!!  

Today we are "sneaking" Speech Bubble Sentiments w/die set, Bunch of fun circles, and Build a Scripty & Watercolor background!  You are going to love this new release and all the fun elements to make cards, layouts, and such!  If fact as I'm writing this I just visualized another project! 

For today's project I went with a CAS design...well as CAS as I am able to create!  lol! 
I used Tim Holtz distress ink for the background stamp to give it even a more weathered look.  




I used Stazon ink for the clear cardstock window.  


Since I've been playing with watercolors lately, I had to make another card just for fun.  I used Pretty Spring Wreath Stamp Set with Tim Holtz distress inks to create this watercolor effect.  I'm still not great at the stamping with the sides of a stamp.  The only way I can explain it is, to use the stamp like a paint brush.  Dabbing here and there.  But it's sooo fun to play and experiment with different looks!  I love how striking the black "you are amazing" die cut and stamp look on the the bright colors.


I added Wink of Stella shimmer to the flowers which didn't photograph well.


recipe:
My Creative Time
Speech Bubble Sentiments w/die set
 Bunch of fun circles
 Build a Scripty & Watercolor background

Extras
Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Papertrey Clear Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Wink of Stella shimmer
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 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 better chance 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!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Happy Retirement!


Hello crafty friends, happy Friday!  I'm so excited since I have a four day weekend!  Next week we are going to a retirement party for a friend so I needed to make a card.  I've been playing some of the water color techniques from a recent class and came up with this.

The background is made with ink and an acrylic block...there's no wrong way to do it either!  I love that it's a great technique that can be used with any type of stamps, and masculine or femine cards.


After the water color background dried, I stamped the fish image from Peachy Keen and the sentiment from My Creative Time.  Let it sit for a while then splatter a bit of watered down ink.  The splattering gives the card some added depth.


recipe

My Creative Time

Peachy Keen Stamps

Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Bristol paper
scrap cardstock
Stampin Up Ink
Memento Ink
Hemp

I hope you have an AWESOME weekend and start of summer!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

MCT Thrity Thursday ~ Happy Birthday!


Happy Thursday!  Today is Thrift Thursday over at My Creative Time!  This is a great feature since it encourages the use of scraps and/or recycled items.  I love that!  As you can see below I went with scraps to create my card.


I used the Birthday Buddies Stamp Set...which I adore and don't use often enough.  I colored with Copic markers and Wink of Stella for added shimmer on the hat and leaves.


The fabbie thing about MCT stamps is that you can take a straight sentiment and curve it on your acrylic block, like I did for the bend in the circle.   


Recipe
My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents
Hemp
Button
Memento Ink
Pearls

See you back here tomorrow with a Father's Day card!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PKS Trendpotting Vintage / Shabby Chic ~ Enjoy!


Hi my peachy friends!  Today is my turn to take over the Peachy Keen Blog for this week's Trendspotting feature ~ Vintage/Shabby Chic.  This look has been around for a long time and it's still going strong.  To which I'm very happy for :)


I'm excited to show you my project, but first I want to share something.  Years ago I was really into tole painting, pen and ink with watercolor and all things wood crafts.  In fact I used to make and sell all my goods at craft fairs and holiday boutiques.  At some point I had put my paint brushes away and started paper crafting, and never thought the two would ever meet.  Oh I was so wrong!  :)  I, along with a lot of other crafty friends from the craft community (maybe you too) took a watercolor class this past week.  Oh my goodness, the flood gates of my memory have opened up!  lol! 

Here's what I did with one of my favorite sets, a few stamp pads, and some water.


I first stamped my image with Stampin' Up ink then used a brush with some water to pull and soften the ink eges.  

 I hope you enjoyed my favorite new, "old" technique.  

recipe
Peachy Keen Stamps

Extras
My Creative Time ~ banner die
watercolor paper
Stampin' Up ink
button
hemp
MME pattern paper
PTI cardstock
pearl

Have a "peachy" day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MCT Try Me Tuesday ~ Feathers!



Hi kiddos, it's Try Me Tuesday over at My Creative Time!  Today we were asked to try to make some handmade feather...yep, that's right handmade.  Well I decided that I had to add a real feather with it, just because :)


I first stamped the script background with verse mark and clear embossing powder.  Once it was cooled I gave it a water color wash of taupe.  Then I added my handmade and real feather.  I die cut and stamped the Eiffel Tower, flower and added some rhinestone to the centers.


recipe

My Creative Time

Extras
Papertrey Ink cardstock
Teresa Collins pattern paper
water color paint
rhinestones
feather
Stampin' Up ink
Tim Holtz ink

Be sure to take a peek at what my DT sisters created with their handmand flowers!