Friday, October 23, 2015

MCT October Release Blog Hop ~ friend!



 Today is My Creative Time's October Release Blog Hop, that means the shopping can now begin!  Hasn't this been a great release!!  You should have arrived here from Miss Kim, if not you will want to head to the start at Miss Emma's.  Believe me you will not want to miss a thing.


******The first 150 sales have gone through, the "bestie" die is now available for sale ******

For my card today I heat embossed the friend background stamp with clear embossing powder.  After it had cooled, I inked the different colors making sure to blend the color changes.  For the "friend" die, I cut it in silver paper and fun foam for more thickness.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Scrap Paper




"FREEBIE STAMP"
Our "Freebie" for this release is this ADORABLE "Bestie" die. It will be given to the FIRST 150 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 150 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 150 shoppers come through, the die will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 150. No exceptions will be made. This freebie die 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/New-Release_c40.htm! Use the code: OCT2015 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, October 30th @midnight PST.

Here is the blog list just in case you get lost:


YOUR NEXT STOP... Miss Lucia

Thursday, October 22, 2015

MCT October Release Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ yummy!


I can hardly believe today is already Day 4 of October Sneak Peeks for My Creative Time!  Haven't the sneaky peeks been AWESOME!!!  Well today we have two more fun sets to share with you...
Mixed Just for You  & Stitched Apron.

As soon as I saw this apron, I knew it would be so fun as a tag!  My husband and I took a drive a couple of hours away to a place known for their pies, especially now during harvest time.  This particular farm has a huge set up with craft booths, farmers market, and PIES.  You can get fresh baked or unbaked...that way you can still make your home smell WONDERFUL!


After die cutting the apron twice, I stamped the flowers and dots for the "fabric".  I quickly colored the flowers and the utensils with copic markers.  I also added white gel pen to the utensils and glossy accents to the flower centers.  Since copic markers bleeds through paper, I attached the second apron to the back and then stamped "from".  Of course I forgot to take a picture of that :)  Before I glued everything together I lightly inked the edges with Distress Ink.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen
Tim Holtz 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 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!;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MCT October Release Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ bestie!


We are half way through this week of sneak peeks!  Yep, that's right it's Day 3 of My Creative Time October Release Sneak Peeks!  

My card is featuring the Bestie Die and of course I could just leave well enough alone...I cut up the "bestie" die to get the "best" cut.  :)  For the "to my" I masked a stamp from Friendships are Forever stamp and die set.


I simply created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks and water.  I really think distress inks make the best watercolor backgrounds!


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
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 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, October 20, 2015

MCT October Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ friend!



Wow!  Didn't you just love yesterday's sneak peeks!!!  I certainly did!  Today is Day 2 of 
My Creative Time October Release Sneak Peek and I get to share the new Best Friend Background Stamp.  
I tend to not think with the masses on ways to use certain stamps, and I kept with my normal MO with today's sneak peek. I made my card for a couple rather than friends. :)


I stamped the background stamp using my MISTI (which I think is a must have for large and solid stamps).  To make the "tile" I stamped my image and let dry.  Then I used VersaMark ink to coat the whole "tile", then dipped into clear embossing powder and heat embossed.  I repeated this several times to get a thick coating on my "tile".  Lastly I added some metallic thread and a rhinestone...easy peasy!


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stampin' Up Ink
Silver Glitter Paper
VersaMark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Metallic Thread
Rhinestone

***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 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 back here tomorrow with another sneak peek!


Monday, October 19, 2015

MCT October Release Sneak Peek Day 1 ~ good friends!


Whoop Whoop today is My Creative Time's October Sneak Peek Day 1!  Today's sneak peek  is packed full of friendship sentiments you're going to be crazy for!

 For my cards I'm sharing with you, I used stamps from the new Friendships are Forever stamp set.


I had been wanting to try this "batik" style stamping for a while and thought this would be the
 perfect stamp set to accent it.  

To create the background, I stamped the solid flower stamp with versamark and heat embossed clear embossing powder.  Once it was cooled I folded the paper to give it the creases.  Next I carefully blended the inks as to not rip the paper.  I added some glossy accent dots then sprinkled fine glitter for a bit of sparkle.  I really love this look!



For the blue/green card, after creating the batik background, I used one of the oval dies.  I slipped the paper through the center of the die so it would only cut one side.  Then I did the same thing for the lower half.  When I attached the inked background pieces to my card base, I did it so they were touching on each side.  If you look closely you can see that it's actually two pieces.


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Extras
Stampin' Up Ink
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaMark
Clear Embossing Powder
Fine Glitter
Glossy Accents
Baker's Twine
Black Glaze Pen
Memento 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 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 ya tomorrow with sneak peek!

Monday, October 12, 2015

MCT Scrapping The Little Things ~ happy anniversary!


Hello!  Today is Scrapping The Little Things over at My Creative Time.  Truth be told I've kind of let my scrapbooking get a bit behind, even using the pocket style albums.  :/  So I've been trying to keep at least this year up to date.  Oh...the problems of a scrapbooker!  LOL!

My pages are from my anniversary dinner, my husband has been wanting to take me to the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco for quite sometime.  He tried to get a reservation on a Friday night six weeks in advance, but it was already booked so Thursday night it was.  Yes, six weeks for a reservation!  If you're ever in the city and like prime rib, it's a must!  It's been there since the 40's!


The meat comes around on a cart and cut at your table by the chef.  If you like your meat well done, this not the place for you.  I happen to like it rare, that's one reason I printed my pictures in sepia tone.  I thought it might gross people out if they saw just how rare it was.  :)

Choosing the sepia tone of the pictures gave me the idea to go monochromatic for the whole layout.  I must let you know it does look better in person.  In the pictures it appears very dull.



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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Gold Embossing Powder

Have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MCT What A Treat Wednesday ~ give thanks!


Happy Wednesday!  Today is my day off and I'm hoping to go hang out in my craft room.  However I have so much to do, I'm not sure if it's possible.  :/  But first I need to let you know what's going on over at My Creative Time...it's What a Treat Wednesday!

So I decided to make a Thanksgiving Treat Sleeve all decked out!


It's really hard to tell on this picture that I stamped the yellow label with a "linen" stamp using VersaMark ink.  I love using that ink for a subtle background on any color!


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Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies and More - yellow and brown label cut
Fun Stitched Tag Dies -sentiment cut, and long tag with the button on it

Extras
Scrap papers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
VersaMark Ink
Hemp
Button

I'm sorry I haven't been posting very much lately...I had been sick (someone at work said they had allergies...yeah right! lol! ) and I've been working on a DIY project for my house.  I did take pictures, so I'll be sharing soon. :)

Don't forget to see what my design team sisters have created!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

MCT Trending Now: Color Blocking ~ thankful for you!


Hello, happy Thursday to you!  Today over at My Creative Time is our Trending Now segment.  Have you noticed that "Color Blocking" is all the rage, especially in fashion!  Typically it's using bright colors with black, but you know me I always have to twist it up.  So I went with kraft and fall colors :)


With the Chevron colors being so structured, I wanted the leaves to be super whimsical.  So I was really carefree with the embossing on the leaves.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Gold Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Gold Thread
Hemp
Button