Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Whatever you want Wednesday

Woop, woop! It's Wednesday - you know, hump day! Today we get to make whatever we want for our design team project. I made this card inspired by a card made by Krista of Krista's Stamp Spot blog that I saw on pinterest.

I used the two larger sizes of the blossoms on this yet to be released flower die, altered the smallest of the chevron die sizes...

...and used the smallest round speech bubble for my sentiment. The blues with the brown make this a perfect masculine card too!  

Product List:
My Creative Time, Round Speech Bubbles die
My Creative Time, Chevron dies
My Creative Time, flower blossoms die
My Creative Time, Chunky Jar Accessories mini stamps
Bling, sharpie, foam tape

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Try Me Tuesday - ghost stamping

Hello on this try-me Tuesday! Today's technique is super simple but really packs a punch. Some have called this faux letterpress stamping, some call it ghost stamping. Regardless the term you want to use, it starts with white ink. I combined my ghost stamping technique with masking. Check it out!

Stamp your image first in white ink. Be sure it's dry before you continue, then stamp over the top, slightly offset, in another color. In this case, I used Hero Arts Orange Soda to compliment my card background color. That's all there is to it!! Go on and try it. I know you want to! ;)

Both the bunny stamp and sentiment are from the Hello Spring stamp and die set by My Creative Time. Add a ribbon and done. Such a fun technique and so easy to do. I hope you'll try it.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Hello Spring stamp and die set
Stampin Up, Whisper White ink
Hero Arts, Orange Soda ink

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter challenge at Melonheadz!

It's Monday and time for the new Melonheadz Friends challenge. Are you ready to play!?? This week we are making Easter projects. I used this adorable bunny from the Easter 2011 set, with a carrot from the Very Veggies bundle to make this bag topper.

Look at his adorable face! :) I used liquid applique to make his tail fluffy. That stuff is really cool for adding a little dimension.

Made in Minutes Monday

Happy Monday everyone. I hope this day is being kind to you. We all know how Mondays can be....yeesh! And every other Monday with the My Creative Time Design Team is when we share projects that take only a few minutes to create. We love this featured day and hope you do too!

For my card today I used two dies and one stamp. So simple, so easy, and so quick. I love how it turned out. The layout for my card was inspired by this one, by Caryn of Glitter Me Silly, that I saw on pinterest.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Square Speech Bubbles die
My Creative Time, Round Speech Bubbles die
My Creative Time, You Had Me at Chocolate stamp set

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Another birthday!

Tuesday is a special day. You better have your taxes done. LOL -- but no, that's not the reason it's special! It is also Feliciano's birthday. I can't believe he will be NINE years old. My second grandboy, of three. All the grands are getting too big. Sigh. Time flies faster and faster the older you get. So - enjoy it now, while you can. Make every minute count. And tell your loved ones you love them as often as you can! :)

Feliciano likes basketball, the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners teams, so I went with a Mariners/Seahawks color scheme on my card. The adorable images are by Melonheadz Illustrating. The boy from the teenagers bundle and the balloon bunch, a free download. The best part? This little guy actually looks like Feliciano! I love it.

I used the balloons to make a matching envelope seal.

The inlaid birthday message is a die by Paper Smooches. I decided rather than make it a different color, I liked the look of the white on white so I left it. Kinda cool!

Inside is this gift card envelope die by My Creative Time. I tucked in some money for him to pick out his own birthday present. He really enjoys getting "real paper money" in lieu of presents! Works for me. :)

You can find Melonheadz on Etsy. The set I used for my basketball player is called Teenagers. And you can find lots of freebie image downloads on the Melonheadz Friends blog. Check them out!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You brighten my day

Once again, stamps by Paper Smooches. Positively adorable stamps by Paper Smooches! The camera and sentiments on this card are from the We Totally Click set (link at the end of my post). There is so much versatility with this fun set.

For this card I used the polaroid camera with two of the included sentiments. The adorable teeny polaroid picture is a die by Quickutz that just happens to fit the camera perfectly!

I layered the camera with foam tape and cut the photo slot with my trusty xacto for the 'picture'.

Sweet sentiment and heart are included in the set as well. Pretty, colorful stripes are washi tape in colors to match back to the camera.

Paper Smooches We Totally Click stamp set
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog

Friday, April 11, 2014

So sweet!

I love taking different stamp sets and combining them to make my own sentiments and other elements. For this card I used two sets by Paper Smooches. I made my own sentiment -- BEE my HONEY -- by combining stamps from the 'Bee Mine' and 'Love Struck' stamp sets. The bee and hive are also from 'Bee Mine'. Check out more Paper Smooches in the links at the end of my post.

 Not only is he layered with foam tape, he also wobbles!
 Super cute bee hive
  and super cute bee!

Paper Smooches Bee Mine
Paper Smooches Love Struck
Paper Smooches Spark Challenge Blog

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - project #2!

HAPPY HAPPY MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK!!!! Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend, whether that be bbq-ing, crafting, or lounging around in your pj's. I know my weekend will include some crafting, and definitely pj's but not sure what else. Regardless, I'm gonna have fun! :)

For today's card I used the same set I used for my first Sparks Challenge card, (posted yesterday) We Totally Click. Really fun set! The sentiment, heart and cutie-patootie click pen are part of this fun set. Can you see the tiny pocket I made for the sentiment?? Get it....pocket / pen! Click here to visit the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge blog.

I stamped and cut the pen three times and layered using foam tape - probably my all time favorite technique of all. I also added stickles for extra cuteness. Flag banners are cut from pieces in my bunch of paper scraps. Hope you like!

And once again, HAPPY FRIDAY, PEEPS! ♥

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thrifty Thursday with My Creative Time

Happy Friday Eve and also use-your-scraps day! Once again, we make projects with scraps and parts we have that were maybe cut for another project but didn't work out, or it was an extra piece, or just something that's been in the scrap bin.

This heart with washi accents has been on my worktop for quite a while. It was a cut-out from another project where I instead used the negative heart.

The banners are all parts of other projects too - some were chevrons that didn't quite fit or the color wasn't right, so I snipped off the top and used the remainder as a flag for my banner! The blue background piece is also a scrap, which I cut these skinny rectangles from to make an interesting striped effect on the bottom portion of the card. Kinda cool, huh.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Stitched Sweetheart die
My Creative Time, Chevron dies
My Creative Time, Things I Love stamps - best friends, smile
My Creative Time, Tab Notes stamps - hello
My Creative Time, Hello Chickie stamps - you are my favorite chick
Gems, glossy accents, twine, washi tape

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Movie Night invite - isn't this cute! I love this set by Paper Smooches called, We Totally Click. The "movie night" title, clapboard and popcorn are all on this set. I made this card for the Sparks Anything Goes Challenge (wk 1).

I stamped and cut the popcorn three times and layered them with foam tape for dimension. I also stamped and cut one more piece of popcorn just cuz it's cute. ;)
Click the badge on my sidebar to visit the Paper Smooches blog, or click the link above to order this super cute stamp set.

Inspiration Wednesday

Be inspired, she said! :) This week's inspiration comes from the fabulous online classes I took a couple of weeks ago. The technique that inspired today's card is stamping with markers.

I first made a window in a panel using the Just Tags dies by My Creative Time. Using repositionable tape, I held the shape inside the window, taping on the back. I colored my stamp using Distress Markers then stamped my image around the window. After I finished the stamping, I used a water brush to spread the color inside the shapes. I embellished by adding black dots to the centers of the flowers.

I adhered the cut out piece to a green panel, then lined up the window cut out on the front panel over the top, adhereing with foam tape to give it dimension. Adhere it all to the card base, add glass pebbles to the larger flowers and done.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Just Tags die
My Creative Time, Fun Pockets flower stamp
My Creative Time, Floral Sentiments 'hello'
Distress Markers, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, scattered straw, peeled paint
Foam tape, glass pebbles, water brush

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tag it Tuesday - Spring Theme!

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to another edition of Tag it Tuesday. This week we are using spring as our theme. I decided I wanted to make BIG tag. So I started with a 4x5 inch cardstock base and simply cut off the sides at the top.

 Here's a closer view.

I used the Hello Chickie stamp set for the sentiment, sending you springtime smiles; the largest of the stitched sweetheart dies, and for the center of my large flower {can you guess?} one of the winter flakes dies!!!

The border along the bottom is the larger of the bracket dies, on paper I inked in a plaid pattern using Hero Arts soft cantaloupe, soft olive, and TH Distress ink, scattered straw.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Bracket die
My Creative Time, Hello Chickie stamp set
My Creative Time, Winter Flake die
My Creative Time, Stitched Sweetheart die
My Creative Time, small flower blossoms and leaves - yet to be released
Washi tape, hand inked pattern paper, glass pebble dots, ribbon, twine

Monday, April 07, 2014

Pinterest inspired mini card

Today's post is just for fun. I saw this layout design by A Bit East on pinterest and immediately had to make it! I used My Creative Time dies and stamps for my version.

Card is top fold, 3x3.5 in size.

Product List:
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journal Die+ More frame die
My Creative Time, Flower petals dies
My Creative Time, Winter flakes die
My Creative Time, Chunky Jar Accessories mini tag die
My Creative Time, Chunky Jar Accessories sentiment stamp
My Creative Time, Stitched Scallop and Circle dies
My Creative Time, yet to be released blossoms and leaves die
My Creative Time, Script Background stamp
Pattern papers by MME, glass pebble flower centers, mini clothes pin, foam tape

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thrifty Thursday w/ a Sketch

For today's card, I've used a sketch with scraps and leftovers.

For my card I used the arrow die, trimmed, from the 4x4 Journaling Die+ More, to make my flag....

...and for my sentiment box, I used the large square speech bubble, and the arrow again. My message comes from the Girls' Night Out stamp set.

Product List:
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journaling+ More, arrow die
My Creative Time, Square speech bubble die
My Creative Time, Girls' Night Out stamp set
Button print paper: Material Girl 6x6 paper pad by Cosmo Cricket
Buttons, foam tape, ink


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