Monday, November 24, 2014

Melonheadz Friends Include a Pumpkin Challenge

This week's challenge is to include a pumpkin! Join us at Melonheadz Friends blog for this fun festively fall challenge. :)




I used two image sets for my card; Very Veggie and School Subject Kidlets. I altered the sweet little girl so that she is holding an armful of blessings instead of the books she usually carries. You can find both of these sets in the Melonheadz Doodles store.


Please join us for this fun challenge and you could win the drawing!! :)

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Very Veggie digi image set
Melonheadz Illustrating, School Subject Kidlets digi image set
My Creative Time, Just for You harvest stamp {background} and Chunky Jar Accessories label die
Jaded Blossom, Let's Talk Turkey sentiment stamp
DCWV 6x6 Burlap Paper pad
Copics, clear embossing powder, bling, glossy accents, foam tape, paper doily

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sweet Baby card

Today's card is for my babiest of nieces, Miss Avery, superbaby, who is just 4 months old. Avery had major surgery just a few weeks ago and is already back to being her little angel self and healing so well. She is also niece, Taylor's, baby sister {Taylor, of yesterday's 'hello fairy' card.}


I love this sweet little girl image from My Favorite Things, Jingle All The Way stamp set. I used copics to color the image then covered with clear embossing powder and mounted it to the card using foam tape. The "baby" card I had in my stash forever. I added the "sweet" {My Creative Time, Life is Good stamp set} in white embossing powder, and "stitched" the edges using My Creative Time Rectangle Frames dies. Added pretty pink twine and a tiny star button before mounting to my card front.

Inside message: My Creative Time stamp sets, Life is Good and All Star Baby.

Fun fact: All Star Baby was the very first My Creative Time stamp set I ever owned. I won it in one of the drawings! :)

I've left links in the narrative for products used on this card, instead of a separate product list. Thanks for looking! Hope your weekend is wonderful. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Hello" fairy card


This card is for my niece {great niece? Not sure how that works, but she's my niece's daughter - niece is easier. LOL} For Taylor. :)

The fairy die is one I've had for years. She doesn't get as much use as she should. I'll have to change that. The cute pattern papers are by Simple Stories from the A Charmed Life 6x6 paper pad. The background pieces cut with My Creative Time Rectangle Frames and Stitched Oval dies.


Her sweet face is by Peachy Keen Stamps, from the In The Garden Face Assortment set. I used wink of stella on her vellum wings and, after I took the photos, I added gold stickles to her wand. Looks awesome.

Pretty bling flower center in her hair, touches of copic markers for shading.

The inside message is also by My Creative Time, from the Speech Bubbles Stamp and Die set.

I've left product links in the narrative this time as opposed to making a separate product list. Thanks for looking! Happy Saturday. :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

38th Edition Release Blog Hop, My Creative Time

Welcome to the hop!!! Oh man, I hope you are quick on the draw this morning because I have a feeling the ovals and windows are gonna FLY outta here like a bat outta you-know-where! Remember also, the sale begins right now {info at the end of this post} So grab a cuppa, and let's get down to the biz.....

For today's project, I was assigned the new window and accessories die set. I don't think I have to tell you I LOVE this set. :) In addition to the window and window sill/shelf die from that set, I also used the delicious ovals again. They are so versatile!

For the window box and swag above the window I used the Boughs of Holly stamps and dies, adding bling for berries. Can you see the snow on my window panes?? I used white fabric paint there. But the big tip I have to share with you....can you guess what I used to cut the acetate for my window? The Just Tags layer die!!!! It's the perfect size to fit behind the window die without any trimming at all. So if you plan on adding the window set to your shopping cart, I highly recommend getting the Just Tags as well, if you don't already have those.

Again, the Boughs of Holly set fits beautifully with my card theme, this time using the believe word die.

And, of course, my favorite reindeer from the Oh Deer stamp and die set. I love this flying reindeer! Do you believe?! ;) Up next you'll want to hop on over to Miss Nikki's blog.

"FREEBIE STAMP"

****UPDATE ON FREEBIE STAMP SET!!!!!****
The first 150 shoppers have already came through! For those invoice numbers 13858 - 14012, you are the LUCKY ones that will be getting this ADORABLE "Hello You" stamp in your packages! If you missed out on this FREEBIE, it is available for purchase HERE! 

***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 starts RIGHT NOW! Use the code: NOV2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, November 28, 2014 @midnight PST
Product List:
My Creative Time, Stitched Window and Accessories dies *new release*
My Creative Time, Stitched Ovals dies *new release*
My Creative Time, Boughs of Holly stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Oh Deer stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Just Tags layering die
Scrap pieces of pattern papers and cardstock
Clear acetate, fabric paint, bling, sharpie fine point

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sneak Peek, Day 4 My Creative Time

For our last day of sneak peeks, we are showcasing this month's freebie! This set is called Hello You. I made two projects with this one. Here's the first.

The pretty leafy bush and the sentiments are both from the freebie set. I love the bush, it can be used in so many ways. I added blingy buds in blue and green to give it some sparkle, and the new oval dies for the backdrop.


Here you can see a little better the brass distress spray. Also, I doodled around the larger oval, and added the smaller one using foam tape.

For my second card, I again used the stitched ovals and pen-doodled on these as well.

The sentiment is again from the freebie set. I made the flower using flat Prima flowers folded and glued together.


Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the release hop and have your shopping list and credit card handy. I'm pretty sure the ovals and windows are gonna be gone before you can barely bat an eye!!! Remember the daily giveaways too - here are the deets on those:

***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

Product List:
Card 1:
My Creative Time, Hello You *freebie set - new release*
My Creative Time, Stitched Oval dies *new release*
Simple Stories, A Charmed Life 6x6 paper pad
Tim Holtz Distress Spray, tarnished brass
Lace ribbon, bling, foam tape, sharpie fine point,

Card 2:
My Creative Time, Hello You *freebie stamp - new release*
My Creative Time, Stitched Oval Dies *new release*
My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary Jack & Jill 6x6 paper pad
Prima paper flowers, sharpie fine point

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sneak Peek, Day 3 My Creative Time

Wednesday Sneak, Day 3, we are showcasing two new sets; Snow Buddies stamp set and coordinating die set called Winter Snowman. As you can see, I also used the new release, Stitched Ovals we shared on Day 1. 


 I love nesting dies as you can use them for solid shapes as well as frames, which is what I did here to frame my "snow"-filled shaker. The sentiment is from the Snow Buddies set.

Here is a closer view of the snowman. I stamped him on white cardstock, colored his twig arms and then clear embossed over it all. For the next step, I cut the hat, mittens and scarf individually {there are dies for these, so no fussy cutting required!} from pattern paper, then added the floofy white stuff for the pompoms. The buttons are stickles, and the nose is black fabric paint. Put them all together and you have one adorable little snow buddy!

Remember to comment to be entered in the giveaway. And don't forget there will be even more prizes during the Release Blog Hop on Friday. See you there. :)


***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

Product List:
My Creative Time, Snow Buddies *new release*
My Creative Time, Winter Snowman dies *new release*
My Creative Time, Scalloped Stitched Oval dies *new release*
Echo Park Seasons Greetings 6x6 paper pad
Clear embossing powder, fabric paint, stickles, confetti and sequins, foam tape, clear acetate

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sneak Peek, Day 2 My Creative Time

Are you ready for another new die set?! Cuz that's what we're showing today. I can almost guarantee these will be one of the top sellers in this release. Check. It. Out. WINDOW!!! A window die along with curtains, window box, and even plants.


I used the new window die to make a winter scene, using vellum for the actual "glass" and lots of other stamp sets {see product list below}. Better snag this one as soon as it's available because I'm betting they will all fly right now the WINDOW.... see what I did there?! Heh.

Also, don't forget our giveaways for this week! You could be a winner!

***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

Product List:
My Creative Time, Stitched Window Dies and Accessories *new release*
My Creative Time, Oh Deer stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Winter Cheer stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Boughs of Holly stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Whimsical Trees stamp set
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies
Vellum, white embossing powder, perfect pearls,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sneak Peek, Day 1 My Creative Time

Welcome to the first day of sneak peek week. We have some fabulous ideas for this new release, and today's featured set is gonna knock your socks off. It did mine, anyway, and man is it cold to be barefoot. Hahaha! If you're a die-lover like I am, you're going to love this set of stitched oval dies, the largest being a scalloped version. Here's my card showing one of the nesting ovals. I'm bummed it isn't showing up as well in the pic as it does in person, but I hope you'll get the idea anyway.


You can see it only slightly better in this view. I used distress inks and stains, enamel dots and bling, and the sentiment is from the Thankful Heart stamp set from last month's release. I cut the feathers by hand from dictionary paper and watercolored them with distress inks. 




***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!;)





Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday

Happy hump day, and welcome to Inspiration Wednesday with My Creative Time. My card today was inspired by a pinterest version from Robin at Stamping Country. I hope my copycat does her design justice.

For my version of Robin's card, I used the Thankful Heart leaf dies cut from pattern papers. I love the way the soft colors and patterns look together. Can you guess how I made my acorn? The top part I cut by hand and ran through my paper crimper, but the acorn itself is actually a Christmas ornament die! Ta-da!! Isn't it cute?!


The burlap paper strip behind the leaves and acorn give the card more of a natural look, and the twine in a color that matches one of the leaves "ties" it all together.

This is one of my favorite sentiments. This one is part of the Life is Good stamp set.

Remember to count your blessings daily. Sometimes it might be harder to see them when you're having a bad day, but they are always there. Thank you for coming by today, bloggy blessings! :)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Rectangle frame dies
My Creative Time, A Thankful Heart, leaf dies
My Creative Time, Warm Holiday Fun, ornament die
My Creative Time, Life is Good stamp set
DCWV 6x6 Burlap paper pad
My Favorite Things, Whip Cream cardstock
Twine, button, paper crimper, glue gun, foam tape, chipboard, pattern paper scraps

Monday, November 10, 2014

Add a Sentiment Challenge with Melonheadz Friends

I have two posts today, so if you're looking for Scrapping the Little Things, scroll to the next post or click here. Thanks!

The new challenge is up on the Melonheadz Friends blog. This time, our challenge is to add a sentiment. I used another of the adorable Lucy Doris images for my winter/Christmas themed card.


After I colored my image (I use copic markers) I clear embossed the entire surface, then I added glossy accents to her glasses for dimension. Can you see the fluffy cuffs of her coat and hat? I used liquid applique aka embroidery paint to give even more dimension. I love that stuff. It's especially fun for winter cards as it makes a great snow affect as well.

Thanks for coming by today. Be sure to check out all the new releases in the Melonheadz Etsy store too {link in product list below}!!


Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating images, Lucy Doris
Spellbinders nesting labels
My Creative Time banner label die
My Favorite Things sentiment stamp

Scrapping the Little Things

I have two posts up today, so if you're looking for the newest Melonheadz Friends challenge, click here! Thanks! 

It's scrapbook Monday at My Creative Time blog. Today's layout features grandgirl, Mila, though you would never know it without her name somewhere on this page. LOL I love this kid's awesome sense of humor. My page is 12x12.

I used SO MANY stamp sets on this page. and NO dies! Weird, huh?! For me to use not a single die on an entire layout is pretty much unheard of, but as you can see by the awesome variety of stamps I used, there really isn't anything missing. Washi tape behind the photo and the Heidi Swapp chipboard heart are the only elements I used that are not stamps.

Fun title treatment - words from various stamp sets for fun variety. Chipboard heart by Heidi Swapp. Dotted lines are from Gift Card Sentiments, arrows and 'hello' from You Are Here, and numbers from the Circle Font stamp set.

Background words are the Type Background stamp, splotches from Family is Everything, watercolor splotchy lines from You are Fabulous. Subtitle from Bracket Sentiments, hearts from Postcard Add Ons.

For obvious reasons, I added her name here. Haha! ;) Label font, sports sentiments and post card add ons.

Thanks for coming by the studio today. I challenge you to use at least ten stamp sets on a layout. I've used thirteen on this page. You can do this!

Product List and store link:
My Creative Time,You Are Here
My Creative Time, Post Card Add-ons
My Creative Time, Alpha Pack, alpha 1
My Creative Time, Bracket Sentiments
My Creative Time, Circle Font
My Creative Time, You Are Fabulous
My Creative Time, Family is Everything
My Creative Time, Gift Card Sentiments
My Creative Time, Label Font
My Creative Time, Some Days Simply Require...
My Creative Time, Sports Sentiments
My Creative Time, Beary Special Thoughts
My Creative Time, Type Background
Heidi Swapp chipboard heart, washi tape



Saturday, November 08, 2014

Deck the Halls card

While browsing pinterest last night I ran across this card by Geri's Paper Wishes. I immediately stopped browsing and copied it. I love that it's so simple, but still packs a punch and incorporates vintage, shabby, and simple all at once. Hope you like it!


You can see I used lots of different stamps and elements, yet the design is not too fussy or overwhelmed with stuff. 

Product List:
My Creative Time, Boughs of Holly, fir bough and sentiment
WPlus9, Spring Blooms berries stamp
BossKut tag
Quickutz pine cone die
Jute twine
Distress inks, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Festive Berries, Vintage Photo
My Favorite Things, Whip Cream cardstock

Friday, November 07, 2014

Day 5, Holiday Card Workshop

Today we're making gift tags. :) I used this cute snowman from My Favorite Things for my tag and made my own pattern for the sleeve.

The gifts and "do not open" stamps are from a clear set I've had for a long time. No idea who makes it, sorry.

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