Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MCT Too Die For Tuesday ~ happy birthday!


Today over at My Creative Time we have a new feature call Too Die For Tuesday!  This is where we will try to show way to get more mileage out of your dies.  Dies are investment and I know I want to get the most out of them, so I assume you do too. :)


I was able to use the negative of the "happy"and the positive "balloon" for the second card.  My vision was for the first card, however I quickly realized that I had all the makings for a second card.  How many cards have I been throwing away! :)


The white card is all inlaid except for the fun star.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Ink
Stampin' Up Ink

Friday, January 20, 2017

MCT January Release Blog Hop ~ thank you!


Welcome to My Creative Time 63rd Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Kim's fun blog!  If not then be sure to head over to Emma's wonderful blog for the start!

To create this "stained glass" look, after die cutting the pouch I stamped the flower on the outside with stazon ink.  Next I used copic markers to color the image on the inside of the pouch.  When coloring with copics on clear cardstock, you will always have streaking.  So use it to your advantage and make the streaking purposeful.  

For the label I stamped only part of the sentiment, then added the "thank you" die on the first layer of the small treat label.  I didn't fill the pouch with the Junior Mints for the picture...you wouldn't have been able to see the flower.  :)


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Papertrey Ink Clear Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Stazon Ink
Copic Markers

"FREEBIE DIE"(insert pic of the watermark here)
Starting THIS Friday, January 20th, 2017 @ 8am PST ~ Our "Freebie" for this release is this AWESOME "Small Treat Labels" die set. It will be given to the FIRST 75 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 75 shoppers it will be automatically added to your package at the time of packaging/shipping. Once 75 shoppers come through, this die set will be available for purchase. So, if it’s for sale in the store, you are not one of the 75. No exceptions will be made. This freebie set 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/Ne...! Use the code: JAN2017 to receive a discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Fri, January 27, 2017 @midnight PST.
YOUR NEXT STOP is Nikki's fabbie blog!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

MCT January Release Sneak Peek Day 2 ~ party time!


Hi, today is Day 3 of My Creative Time 63rd Release Sneak Peek!  I have a super fun project that would be awesome for any birthday party!  A fun treat holder and the small label die, which just happens to be the freebie are to "die" for!


This took lots of die cutting and some paper piecing, and heat embossing the darling label to create.  If I were doing a bunch of these for a party I would put in a cello bag and add a bow at the top!  

I only used the back layer of the label die, there is also a smaller one with stitching.


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Hero Arts Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink
Straws

***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 on my blog! 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, January 18, 2017

MCT January Release Sneak Peek Day 1 ~ love!



Welcome to My Creative Time 63rd Release Sneak Peeks and it's Day 1!  Today I get to share with you this adorable treat pouch and labels!  You are going to love these dies.  There is actually a label die that is larger than the label I'm showing.  It fits the small die for layer, but without the stitching.

After die cutting the pouch, I ran it though my big shot with an embossing folder.  This way the pouch fit into the folder.  Then added the label, love, and hearts.  This is a super fast and easy project for Valentine's Day!


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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Glitter Paper
Sizzix Embossing Folder

***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 on my blog! 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!;)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MCT Thoughtful Thursday ~ thinking of you!


Happy Thursday, can you believe it's already the middle of January!  I'm going to blink and it will be time for Christmas...not really, but kind of...hahaha.  
Today is Thoughtful Thursday at My Creative Time, so I came up with a "thinking of you" card.


I used the "cloud" edge from More Stitched Edges to create the layers.  On the lower white layer I stamped a pattern with a heart from Ouch stamp and dies set and added the sentiment on the top.


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Ouch stamp and die set

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Altenew Crisp Ink
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins


Monday, January 2, 2017

MCT Cook-N-Craft ~ pampered!



Hi, I hope you had a Happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season!  I'm not really into New Year's resolutions, I'm more into trying to live the next day better than the last.  It's not always perfect, but I try not to stress since tomorrow is another day!  Hopefully! :)  However even though I just said that since it's the start of a new year we at My Creative Time are making some changes...and we hope you like them!

Today we are adding a new segment called Cook-N-Craft, each month we will be a sharing a recipe with you.  When I'm crafting all day (little secret...sometimes I make all my projects for the scheduled month in one day) I try to make something in the crock pot or takes time on the stove.  When it's cold I usually make a soup.


For today's project, I die cut two hearts with wool felt and stitched together with thick thread.  I added a few trinkets from the dollar store a gift card and a mini nail polish.  When giving a gift card it really doesn't take long to add a few details to make it more personal.


Chicken Taco Soup
4 chicken breast
1 lg can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 can sliced olives (drained)
1 can corn
1 pkt taco seasoning
1 pkt ranch dressing
2-4 cups of water depending on how thick/thin you like

I did this soup on the stove, but you can easily do it in a crock pot.

Cook chicken then chop or shred depending on preference.  Once chicken is cooked add both seasoning packets.  Next add remaining ingredients.  Stir.  Last add water, 1 cup at a time until you get the consistency desired.  I tend to add more since the chips soak up the juice.

Garnish with cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, and sour cream, or whatever you preferred.


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Papertrey Ink Wool Felt
Ribbon
Thick Thread