Friday, December 19, 2014

My Creative Time Farewell Hop

Good morning and welcome to the last hop of the year for My Creative Time! As many of you know, I have been a designer on Emma's team for the past four years.....I KNOW!!! It doesn't seem like it has been that long, but they say if you enjoy your job, you never work a day. Well, that's what it has been like for me being a part of the My Creative Time Design Team. But, all good things come to an end, and my time with the MCT Design Team has come to an end. I want to thank Emma and all the wonderfully talented ladies I have had the pleasure of creating with for the past four years. THANK YOU so much to Emma for the opportunity to share my creations using her fantastic products!

This is not goodbye, however. While I will no longer be on the everyday team, I will continue to share My Creative Time products periodically as a guest designer with the MCT Alumni Team!!!! So, please be sure to stay tuned. :) 

****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
For our giveaway today, EACH ONE OF US is giving away a $15 gift card to the My Creative Time store!  All you have to do is leave a comment at EACH stop in order to qualify to win! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you if "YOU" are the lucky winner!  You will have until Sunday, December 21, 2014 @5pm PST to leave your comments! Emma will have all the winners on her blog on Monday, December 22, 2014~!


Now for my card. :) For the sentiment on my card today, I have used one of the retiring sets {please be sure to visit the store and check out those sets you've wanted but haven't yet added to your collection....they are selling out fast!} called Turn That Frown Upside Down. 


I also used the rectangle frames dies, light bulb die from the You're Brilliant stamp set, and the tiny hearts and stars from the 4x4 Journal Card and More set. The tiny flag behind the button is from the Chocolate Greetings set.

If you have come from Cassandra's blog, you're right on track. If you missed the beginning, hop on over to Emma's blog to start. Next up on the hop is Cindy! 

Product List:
My Creative Time, Turn That Frown Upside Down
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames
My Creative Time, You're Brilliant
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journal Card +More
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings
Peachy Keen Stamps, PK173 Great Vibes Robots {face stamp}
Clear embossing powder, white pen, gold and yellow card stock scraps, twine, button

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

* Happy birthday, Peachy Queen Kathy!! *

Happy happy birthday to Kathy Jakopovich, aka the Peachy Queen! If you are a paper crafter, you have undoubtedly heard of Peachy Keen Stamps and the adorable faces and images created by Kathy! Today is her birthday and I want to share birthday wishes for a most wonderfully special and awesomely fabulous day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KATHY!!!!!


Product List:
Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-1375 Faceless Chickens
Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-1379 Sunny Side Up Sentiments
Peachy Keen Stamps, PK-1382 Flamingo Phrases
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies
Technique Tuesday, Ali Edwards Say It "awesome" die
Lifestyle Crafts, Sweet & Sassy 12x12 paper
Copic markers, clear embossing powder, foam tape

Friday, December 12, 2014

***Retirement Sale***

Just a quick note so you don't  miss out. My Creative Time is having a retirement sale through the 26th. If there are older sets you are still wishing you had, now is the time to get them! Many are already sold out so don't wait too long......



These would be great in your Christmas stocking! Happy shopping!

Monday, December 08, 2014

"Lots of Embellies" Challenge with Melonheadz Friends!

There are two posts on my blog for today, so if you are looking for the My Creative Time, Made in Minutes segment, click the home page and scroll to the next post. Thanks! 

Happy Monday and welcome to a new challenge with Melonheadz Friends! I love embellishments so this challenge was really not.....challenging, that is. ;) LOL!

For my card today I used this little girl from the Snow Fun digi set. I colored her outfit to match the papers I chose, and made a shaker of unassembled snowmen to match the color scheme as well.


To add even more dimension, I added puffy paint/liquid embroidery for the pom pom and fluffy edge on her hat. I also used it for the little un-snowball she is holding in her hand. Love that stuff!

Here's a little closer view of the shaker. Shakers are so much fun to make and really easy too. Once you've made one, you'll have no problem doing more and more of them. I used this pretty braided silver ribbon to attach my sentiment.
Thanks for coming by today. I hope you'll join us at Melonheadz Friends for this fun challenge!

Made in Minutes Monday

There are two new posts on the blog today, so if you are looking for the Melonheadz Friends Challenge, click the home tab after 6 a.m. Pacific time. Thanks! 

Hello and welcome to last edition of Made in Minutes for 2014. I have a simple card for you today that really does take only minutes to complete. Let's take a look!

I used the Winter Flakes dies to create a faux-embossed background. Any Xyron machine will come in handy for adding adhesive to the snowflakes, but I didn't want to deal with the glue boogers, so I used my zig glue pen. It takes a little longer if you have to glue them all piece by piece, but the finished look is so pretty! After I placed all the snowflakes, I heat embossed the whole panel with clear embossing powder, before adhering it to my cardfront.

The jingle bells cut from shiny silver paper and attached with a baby-bull clip are the perfect embellishment to the braided silver ribbon along the bottom of the card.



Product List:
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies 
My Creative Time, Winter Flakes dies
My Creative Time, Warm Holiday Fun
My Creative Time, Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves
Silver card stock, silver thread, silver braided ribbon, bull clip, clear embossing powder

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Giving gift cards

Some of the grands are catching on to how fun gift cards can be....or "credit cards" as the little ones call them, and choosing their own gifts. :) I love finding cute DIY ideas for giving gift cards in fun and unique ways. This year's find is from Technique Tuesday. It's a pull tab die!! What a FUN DIE this is!!!!

I used this stinkin' cute Santa and sentiment stamp by My Favorite Things... so adorable!! This is the Jingle All The Way stamp set and coordinating dies {sold separately}.


I color the Santa with my copic markers, cut a few and layered them onto my card using foam tape. Also added puffy paint to the hat - I love using that stuff on winter projects especially. It makes great snow also.

Here you can see the pull tab.....isn't it cool!

And here, to show you the finished card opened up, is a gift card inside! Super fun to use. Check out Teri Anderson's youtube video showing how to put it all together. Thanks for coming by!

Product List:
Technique Tuesday, pull tab die
My Favorite Things, Jingle All The Way, stamps and dies sets
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames die and Stitched Decorative Banner dies
Foam tape, clear embossing powder, Copic markers, pattern paper scrap by DCWV, puffy paint

Friday, December 05, 2014

Day 5, Five Days of Christmas with My Creative Time

I hope you have all enjoyed our 5 days of Christmas and Emma's AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Remember, in order to qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog. Please remember also to leave an email address for us to contact you if YOU are a LUCKY winner! You still have the weekend to leave your comments. Emma will announce ALL five days of winners on her blog Monday, December 8, 2014! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo


Yes, I know it is 2014, but I'm just finishing up the last few touches to my December Dailies Christmas Album for last year. For the cover I used the Warm Holiday Fun set for the jingle bells, Stitched Chevy Dies for the banner flags, and for the sentiments, A Day in December stamp set. Also, the zigzag border stripe is from the Fun Stitched Edges die set.


When I finally got the hubs to get down the Christmas decorations from the rafters in the garage, he had a little mishap and I had to replace one of my containers. oops! For this page I used several MCT sets. The journaling cards are cut from the 3x4 card die, ornaments from Warm Holiday Fun, cute tiny banner from the 4x4 Journaling and More die set and speech bubble die. The album, pocket pages, and papers are all by Simple Stories. 


But a couple of weeks later, we received a call from my sis-in-law. MIL would not live to see another Christmas. Well, I set forth scheduling a flight for the hubs to help out with arrangements and be there with his sibs for mom's service. It was a quiet Christmas being home by myself, and needless to say, I didn't feel much like finishing my book after that. Now it is completed and I'm working on this year's album. :)


Thanks for spending some time on my blog this week, thank you for all your lovely comments, and best of luck in the prize drawings!! I hope you've been inspired to create lots of heartfelt homemade creations for the holidays.


Today's giveaway -- be sure to comment for your chance to win!!!!!



Thursday, December 04, 2014

Day 4, Five Days of Christmas with My Creative Time

 I hope you are enjoying our 5 days of Christmas and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaways this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog and VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winners on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo


Super easy project for you today! Great stocking stuffer ideas or classmate gifts. I found these cute little Christmas notepads, pencils and little puzzles and decided to personalize them a bit.

I removed the original label inside the upper sleeve of the notepads and replaced them with my own personalized labels. So quick and easy using the Holiday Tickets stamp set. Boom and done! :) The kids will love these!


And of course, today's giveaway.....if you've been dieing to try watercoloring on your projects or if you already love this technique, today's giveaway is perfect for you. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win these great Koi paints, brushes and watercolor paper pad.  Good luck!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Day 3, Five Days of Christmas With My Creative Time

 I hope you are enjoying our 5 days of Christmas and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaways this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog and VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winners on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo

For today's project, I've used the stitched mini circle die from the Build a Banner Kit for the adorable Hershey bottoms. :)


The little images and sentiments come from a few different sets {see product list}...

...and the chocolate greetings set is the perfect choice for the gift tag. Finish it off with the adorable fun size stitched bow. Voila'! Cuteness!


Don't forget to comment for your chance to win this awesome prize package!!!!


Product List:
My Creative Time, Warm Holiday Fun
My Creative Time, Holiday Tickets
My Creative Time, Post Card Add ons
My Creative Time, Alpha Pack; Alpha 2
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings
My Creative Time, Banner Kit
My Creative Time, Fun Size Stitched Bow
Candy tubes, twine

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Day 2, Five Days of Christmas with My Creative Time

 I hope you are enjoying our 5 days of Christmas and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaways this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog and VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winners on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo

My project today is a "sweet" little candy tote made using the My Creative Time Treat Slider Box, and the 4x6 journaling card die.


These nugget candies fit perfectly into the candy tray, but I wouldn't just put plain ol candy in there, of course ;) so I kicked it up a notch. Aren't they adorable little guys with their toasty little bitty stocking hats?!

To make the treat tote, I folded the card stock in half a placed the die inside the fold before cutting. To make the handle opening, I cut through both layers using the scallop edge candy wrap...

...then I used that same die to create my tag. The sentiment is from the Holiday Tickets stamp set. Thanks for coming by on Day 2. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for today's giveaway pictured at the end of this post!

And now for the Tuesday Giveaway:
Product List:
My Creative Time, You're so Cool stamps
My Creative Time, Holiday Tickets stamps
My Creative Time, 4x6 Journaling Card die
My Creative Time, Treat Slider Box die set

Monday, December 01, 2014

Day 1, Five Days of Christmas with My Creative Time

Welcome to the first of our Five Days of Christmas and Five Days of Giveaways. I hope you enjoy our 5 days of Christmas and AMAZING GIVEAWAYS! Emma has put together some of HER favorite "MUST HAVE'S" for the giveaways this week! To qualify for a chance to win, you will need to comment on each blog and VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave an email for us to contact you if YOU are the LUCKY winner! You will have the ENTIRE week to leave your comments! Emma will announce ALL the winners on Monday, December 8, 2014 on her blog! Good luck everyone! :) xoxo


For my first project this week, I've used the fun circle dies and mini tag to create a bag topper for this toasty gift.

The sentiment comes from the Snow Buddies stamp set, and the holly from the Warm Holiday Fun stamp set.  Super quick last minute gift idea or something simple yet thoughtful for your mail lady, teacher, or hairdresser. 

Day 1 giveaway:

Product List:
My Creative Time Snow Buddies
My Creative Time Warm Holiday Fun
My Creative Time Mini tag die
My Creative Time Fun Circle dies

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

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