Monday, September 15, 2014

Colors of Autumn Challenge, Melonheadz Friends

Happy Monday and welcome to the Colors of Autumn Challenge with Melonheadz Friends. I don't know about you, but the changing of the seasons has always been so comforting to me. Not sure what it is but fall brings a calming feeling to me for some reason. But I digress....

This was a really fun card to make. Isn't the leaf pile girl adorbsies?! And the bare tree is really cool. It can be used in this way, as a fall tree losing its leaves, or as a spring tree budding with new leaves, a summer tree full and lush, or completely bare-nekkid as a spooky Halloween tree. I love my fall version with just a few leaves left as it prepares for winter. :)

Sweet little girl huddled up in the leaf pile, adhered with foam tape for dimension. Love her cozy outfit. 

 And, of course, an inside message...what could be more perfect than this!

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrations bare tree, girl, and sentiment images
My Creative Time, tiny leaves
Copic markers, pattern paper scraps


Scrapping the little things....homeschool version!

Happy Monday, peeps, and a special hello to Miss Joan Smith today. ;) Joan is a scrapbooker and probably one of the most complimentary people who has ever graced the comment pages on my blog. Your comments do not go unnoticed, my dear! HUGS to you, Miss Joan, and thank you so much for all the lovely comments you leave for me!

Now for my page. Who else, but my scrappy buddy and first grandgirl, Grace, is the subject of today's layout. When Grace was in fifth grade (she is now in 8th!!! Where does the time go???) she wanted to try homeschooling. Daughter Cyndi was at home then and figured why not, let's give it a go. They had some wonderful adventures, field trips, and learning experiences that I'm sure Grace will never forget. That was the only year of homeschool, however, as Grace is just too much of a social person to spend another year away from her classmates and buds. 


My title is simple. I used the fabulous Fun Alphabet lowercase die set and cut each letter three times, stacking them to give them dimension. The fun journaling box, and the cute banner too, are part of the paper collection I used for this page, October Afternoon, Schoolhouse. MCT Alpha Pack (Alpha 2) stamp set looks awesome for my journaling card, and the apple and pencil are from the Write On stamp set. I thought the fun splats in green, from the Family is Everything set, were the perfect finishing touch to this science page.

For the subtitle sentiment, I again used the Write On stamp set.
Product List:
My Creative Time, Write On
My Creative Time, Family is Everything
My Creative Time, Alpha Pack (alpha 2)
My Creative Time, Lowercase Fun alphabet dies
October Afternoon, Schoolhouse 12x12 paper collection
Corner rounder




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What a Treat Wednesday

Welcome to What a Treat Wednesday. I had fun with this one! So easy too. I started with the 4x6 journaling card die and piece of black cardstock, folded in half, to make my base piece. I cut the die on the fold, then to determine where to put the score lines for how wide to make the bottom, I measured the width of the treat that would go inside. 


For the handle, I used the curly label die, and the tag is the Just Tags die, which I see as a tombstone for Halloween projects.

And inside are candy corn M&Ms. :) These are my favorites because they are white chocolate! Mmm!

Product List:
My Creative Time, 4x6 journal card die
My Creative Time, Curly label die
My Creative Time, Just tags tag die
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and banner die
My Creative Time, Fright Night stamp set
Twine, pattern papers - October Afternoon, Witch Hazel

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Try Me Tuesday

Today's Try-Me is one we've done before. I like this technique, and while my color choice wasn't the best {the white overwhelmed it pretty much} I still like how it turned out. I suppose it looks "somewhat" embossed. ??? Does it? LOL You can also see a pre-sneak or two on this one. ;) 


The sentiment can be found on the From Our Family to Yours stamp set, and the holly border stamp is part of the Warm Holiday Fun set. I added bling for berries to give it a little more color and pizzazz.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Warm Holiday Fun
My Creative Time, From Our Family to Yours
My Creative Time, pre-sneak....can you see it?
Stampin Up Whisper White ink, Distress Ink bundled sage, red bling, sheer ribbon

Monday, September 08, 2014

Made in Minutes Monday

It's another Monday and time for Made in Minutes. This segment is fun because it goes so fast! For my project, I used scraps I had already on the worktop - including my card base which was left from another project! You can even see a pre-sneak in this one, if you know where to look! ;) 

I made a falling row of leaves using various fall colors and added the black plaid for interest. 


Both the large and small maple leaves are dies from the Piles of Smiles set, which also includes the sentiment I used.

These leaves are also My Creative Time; Stitched Leaves Dies. I popped these with foam tape.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Piles of Smiles stamp and die set
My Creative Time, Stitched Leaves dies
My Creative Time, pre-sneak....I'm not tellin'! ;)
Foam tape, ink

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday. I love using leftovers and recycling in my crafty projects so today is a favorite feature for me. :) On top of that, I have spent the last couple of weeks de-stashing in my craft room and it feels SO GOOD to be clearing out the old and using up my stuff, so yay for thrifty Thursday!

I made two cards today using leftovers and scraps. Stamp set, All Star baby -- the first MCT stamps I ever owned, which I won in a drawing!!! -- for the sentiment.

The cloud speech bubble was the perfect choice for the stork quote, don't you think. :) These papers are an old line from Cosmo Cricket.



My second card was super simple as well. Another "old" pattern paper, this one by Daisy D's, with leftover bits of October Afternoon polka dots.

Super love the "love" word die from the Family is Everything set. Paired it with the tiny tag from the Chunky Jar Accessories set, Puffy Hearts Just For You heart die, and layering heart dies. Sentiment is also from the Puffy Hearts set.

Product List:
Card 1:
My Creative Time, pre-sneak peek {can you spot it?}
My Creative Time, All Star Baby
My Creative Time, Fun Stitched Edges
My Creative Time, Clouds Speech bubble
Pattern paper by Cosmo Cricket

Card 2:
My Creative Time, pre-sneak peek {can you see it now?}
My Creative Time, Family is Everything
My Creative Time, Chunky Jar Accessories
My Creative Time, Puffy Hearts Just For You
My Creative Time, Stitched Layering Hearts
Twine

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday

Hey it's THAT day again.....WOOT WOOT! Yes, it's hump day, but it is also Inspiration Wednesday with My Creative Time. The inspiration for my card today is kind of a long story. Kind of funny too. So if you feel like reading, here it goes.

Many of you may know I've been "car-less" for a long, long time. Some of you may even know I FINALLY got my own wheels again recently. Fast forward to this past Saturday night. Stopped to get gas at a spot I had not been before. Can't get the pump to turn on. Go up to the booth and can't find the window. Wander around the little glass encased building thinking surely someone will help me out. Nobody to be seen. Continue wandering around the building.  {stop laughing!} Mind you, other customers are probably thinking they should keep their distance from that crazy lady over there. And, of course, not a single person will help me. When suddenly a lady in an orange reflector vest pops up and asks if she can help me. Tells me to go to the window. I see no window -- except for all the glass windows around the whole building. But where the *&@# is the "window" window? Still can't see it. She doesn't help me out by pointing the way or telling me where it is, she just laughs. {gee thanks} I apologize and tell her I'm new here and don't know how it all works and finally find the *&@# window. {I was too flustered to be embarrassed.} Well, FINALLY I get gas in the car, pay at the "window", all while entertaining the gas station lady and the customers, and then drive off.

After I get home and put groceries away {it was at night, dark, and Saturday} it occurs to me.....it's Saturday night. I look like an idiot wandering around the gas shack, and probably sound like one too. OMG I BET SHE THOUGHT I WAS DRUNK!!! GAAAHHHH!!! Talking with bestie I tell her this and her reaction..... "it would have been so funny if she had called the police!" Um. No.

Thus my card with the boozy face. :) Enjoy.



Product List:
My Creative Time, pre-sneak ... shhh don't tell! ;)
My Creative Time, Picture Perfect
My Creative Time, Camera Layering die
My Creative Time, Family is Everything stamp set
Peachy Keen Stamps, Happy New Year Assortment (or as I call it, Boozy Faces)

Monday, September 01, 2014

Melonheadz Challenge - use 2 or more dies

Today's challenge is to use two or more dies with our images. If you come to my blog enough, you know that's a no-brainer for me! :) I love my dies and they are such a great accent to use with Melonheadz' adorable digi images!!!

I made this one for my scrapping buddy, Miss Grace, whose summer visit went by way too quickly, as always. This little cutie is from the Thinkers set. I used banner dies for a background accent and label dies for my sentiment. 


I jazzed up her dress a bit by adding tiny white fabric paint dots, tiny enamel dots for her buttons and hair bows, and gave her eyelashes.

The sentiment looked a little bare-naked so I added some bling to tie it in with the color scheme on the rest of the card. Voila! Hope you like!

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, Thinkers bundle
Quickutz label die
My Favorite Things banner dies
Doodlebug enamel dots
Misc. bling and fabric paint

Friday, August 29, 2014

MCT Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 35th edition Blog Hop with My Creative Time! We have a LOT going on today, so be sure and check out all the designer blogs and leave comments with your email contact info in case you are one of the lucky winners. We also have a sale going on, in addition to a freebie stamp, so you don't want to miss it. Here's the scoop........

***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: AUGUST2014 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! 
Sale ends at midnight Pacific time September 5 


For my card today I'm using the awesome new Family is Everything stamp and die set. I.LOVE.SPLATS. In case you didn't already know this, I love splats. And spotches. And spilly looking messy things. This set includes FIVE awesome spotchy-spilly-splatty looking stamps and I couldn't be happier. :) See what a pretty colorful mess they make on my card? LOL 


The fabulous "love" word die is included in this set as well. Yummy yum yum!

The "life" stamp can be found on the new release, Picture Perfect set. The scallop border is from the Fun Stitched Edges border dies set. 

"FREEBIE STAMP"

Just checking in to let you all know that the 150 + 1 shoppers came through already! If you have invoices that range from #12870 - #13021 then you WILL be getting this stamp in your pkg FOR FREE!  For those of you who missed out on this, it is available for purchase HERE! http://shop.my-creative-time.com/New-Release_c40.htm 
THANK YOU!


Now let's get back to hopping!!! You should have arrived from Cindy's blog if you started at the beginning, so up next is Nikki. If you need to start at the beginning, click here.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Family is Everything, *new release*
My Creative Time, Picture Perfect, *new release*
My Creative Time, Fun Stitched Edges border dies
Distress Ink colors: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Sequins, Copic Cool Gray No.3 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MCT, Sneak Peek Day 4

***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 and 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

Welcome to the LAST DAY of sneaks....tomorrow is the big release so you want to be prepared, right!? Well, the awesome tag dies now have layering pieces to go with them I'm sharing that with you today. Woot! In addition to this new die set {see what I did there....it's a set!} I used the rolled flower and stitched leaf dies to make my spooky embellishments.

Also, the mini tag die and the Fright Night and Spooky Starry Night stamp sets for my sentiment. The spider {isn't he cute} is from the Fright Night set and hand cut so he can hang from his "web".

Here you can see better the black background layer for the tag. And see those dots on the left? They are the perfect size for adding bling in a perfectly aligned row! It is one of the dies that come in the new set too. Yay!

I hope you've enjoy this week of sneaks as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you! Get lots of rest and have your coffee and plastic ready first thing tomorrow. You're gonna need it. Also, feel free to shop in your p-jammers. We're all friends here. ;)

Product List:
My Creative Time, Tag Die Layers, *new release*
My Creative Time, Fright Night stamp set
My Creative Time, Spooky Starry Night stamp set
My Creative Time, Rolled Flower die
My Creative Time, Stitched Leaf die
My Mind's Eye, Mischievous 6x6 paper pad
Black tulle, black string pearls, orange bling, twine, sheer black ribbon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 3

***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 and 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


Here's my card with some of the fun new goodies from this release. LOVE that the camera die now has a layered die to fit behind it. Yay!

Also, the "oh snap" and tiny heart are dies from this release. I combined it with the mini frame die and the arrow from 4x4 Journaling+ more set. I love that I had this paper from Kaisercraft ~ Happy Snaps 6.5x6.5

Next up I used the adorable camera and layer die for this fun internet fad, "keep calm and ...." Love the polka dotty pink and brown camera. You may also see a pre-sneak on this card if you look closely! ;)

I added a few enamel dots and bling for a finishing touch. The Alpha3 from the Alpha Pack that was released last month is the perfect font for this.

Product List:
Card 1:
My Creative Time, Picture Perfect *new release*
My Creative Time, Camera Layering die *new release*
My Creative Time, Stitched Camera die
My Creative Time, Photobooth Stitched die
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journaling die+ more, arrow
Kaisercraft, 6.5x6.5 Happy Snaps paper pad; silver cardstock

Card 2:
My Creative Time, Stitched Camera die
My Creative Time, Camera Layering die, *new release*
My Creative Time, Alpha Pack, Alpha3
My Creative Time, Happy Thoughts
Kaisercraft, 6.5x6.5 Happy Snaps paper pad
Enamel dots, bling, pearl

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MCT, Sneak Peek, Day 2

***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 and 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

Here we are on day 2 of sneak peeks and I love my project today. I hope you like it too! The gold cardstock is amazing. So much prettier in real life. Thank you for that awesome paper, Kim!!!


Here you can see the gorgeousness a little closer. The family word die is so cool, and the little hearts in gold are so cute. Also, I used gold embossing powder to set off the "precious" word with an eye catching red heart below.


Thanks for coming by today. I hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks of goodness to come!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Family is Everything *new release*
My Creative Time, Vintage Sentiments
My Creative Time, Alpha Pack (alpha2 stamp set)
Gold cardstock, gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder, glossy accents,

Monday, August 25, 2014

MCT, Sneak Peek Day 1

***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 and 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

Welcome to the first day of sneak peeks of the August release. The set we are featuring today is called Fun Vertical Greetings. I used four of the six stamps on this one birthday card. For my background I used the Birthday Buddies set, embossing the balloons and party hats, then water coloring them with distress inks. 


For the party banners, I used the Vintage Label and Banner die cutting them in different lengths to fit the sentiment, and stamping in colors to match the cardstock. Tossed on a few sequins and adhered to a purple mat on the card front and done!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Fun Vertical Greetings *new release*
My Creative Time, Birthday Buddies stamp set
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and Banner die
Zing embossing powders, Cricket, Apricot, Lavender
Hero Arts inks, Orange Soda, Green Hills, Passion Flower
Memento Ink, Rose Bud
Distress Inks, Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac
Sequins, glossy accents



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