Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School Challenge at Melonheadz!

The new challenge is up at Melonheadz Friends! I love back to school, so this was a super fun one for me. I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge, too. :)

I used the School Subjects Kidlettes set for my card. This is the library girl....most of my grandgirls are library girls, so I thought this would be perfectly fitting. Besides, isn't she adorbsies!?


I colored her with copics, added a pearl to her hair bow, then cut her out and attached with foam tape to my card front. Then I decided she needed a wink of stella, so a little bit of sparkle was added as well. Love that stuff.


Be sure to link up with us to be entered in the prize drawing too! :) See you there!!

Product List:
Melonheadz Illustrating, School Subject Kidlettes bundle
Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter marker
My Creative Time, Love to Learn dies and stamps
October Afternoon, Schoolhouse 8x8 paper pad
Paper clip, pearl bead, chalk, white pen

Scrapping the Little Things

Good morning, it's MONDAY and time for Scrapping the Little Things with the My Creative Time Design Team. Hope you had an awesome weekend, and Monday is being nice to you. :) I'm happily enjoying my Monday morning coffee. But let's get down to the biz.

I made -- are you sitting down???? -- my very first ever SMASH BOOK PAGE!!!!! Check it out. This is my hubby at one of his favorite fishing holes. Can't really tell but he's up high above the water on a cliff looking at the lake below.

The water is so clear you can see if there are fish or not. This day, unfortunately, there were none. Boo. But I got a few awesome pictures and honestly that's all I cared about. LOL
My Creative Time
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Product List:
My Creative Time, Mini frame and arrow die
My Creative Time, 4x4 Journaling and More arrow die
My Creative Time, Round tab die
My Creative Time, Surf's Up
Peachy Keen Igloo, PKS-11 fish stamp
Dymo label maker

Friday, August 15, 2014

Head of the Class Blog Hop

***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 your email in your comment so that we can contact you in case YOU are the lucky winner! 

***SALE ALERT***
ALSO we are having a sale RIGHT NOW for THIS WEEKEND ONLY. Use code: BACKTOSCHOOL to receive 20% off your entire purchase. Sale ends at midnight Pacific time, Sunday, August 17, 2014.


FREEBIE STAMP
As a THANK YOU for shopping with us this weekend, Emma is giving away the Stay Focused stamp to EVERY shopper for FREE! YES-- everyone who makes a purchase, THIS WEEKEND ONLY, will get this FABULOUS stamp in your package. No need to add it to your cart, it will be added automatically to your order. Sale ends this Sunday, August 17, 2014 at midnight Pacific time.


Check out the adorableness in this quickie little mini release!!! Super cute school goodies that can be used for lots more than just school projects. For my first project though, I've made this back to school treat bag using the Write On! stamp set. 

For the tag, isn't this super cute?!, I used the Love to Learn stamp and die set {apple and chalkboard dies}and sentiment and pencil stamps from the Write On stamp set. Sweet face is by Peachy Keen.

Again, the chalkboard die, this time with the pencil die also from the Love to Learn set, and the tiny apple from the Write On stamp set.

Now for a non-school related project using this release! I combined older sets, Fun Circle Dies and Lost at Sea stamp set,  with the Write On stamp set from this release.

Sentiment made using stamps from the Write On set; fish from Lost at Sea.

I hope you're enjoying this fun new release, and don't forget, everyone who places an order THIS WEEKEND receives the FREEBIE stamp, Stay Focused!!!!


Next up on the hop is Nikki -- check out her amazingness and leave a comment to be entered in the prize drawing!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Day 10, SYS2, Cards 2 & 3

Two more techniques from class today! This one is colored embossing - yummy.


And this is layered vellum stamping. Pretty cool - of course much better in real life. ;)


Day 10, Stretch Your Stamps 1 of 3 cards

This card was such fun for me as I got to make my own faux chipboard letters. You probably know, if you are a follower, how much I love my dies and making chipboard shapes/letters with them, so this one is right up my alley. :)


 Letters are Quickutz Alpha, Diesel Classic, upper case.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 9, Stretch Your Stamps2, Post #2

My second card is stamping on dark cardstock and embossing with a die. I love this look and embossing without cutting is a technique I really like and don't use enough. After I embossed the sentiment box onto my card, I stamped all around in an ink color a little darker than the cardstock. I then went back and added just a few shadows using the same color in a different shade. 


My sentiment and double hearts are by Verve Stamps; the foliage is by WPlus9.





Day 9, Stretch Your Stamps2

I fell in love completely with Dawn Woleslagle's sketchy outline style for this card!!! 


Isn't this fun?! I LOVE this look!!




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Day 8, Stretch Your Stamps2

More graphic designs. This card is a total rip-off of Nichol Magourik's design. I LOVED everything she did - ink colors, stamps she chose, and bling. I did, however, change the sentiment, but HAD to make it. :)


Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds stamps and coordinating dies

Sequins, pearls, silver embossing, white fabric paint


Day 8, Stretch Your Stamps2, repeat graphics

My repeat graphics design for class today. I'm not sure I like mine that well, but it will do. ;) I love the colors; the same Stampin' Up inks I used for yesterday's card; So Saffron yellow, Pumpkin Pie orange, and Old Olive green. Again, the Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds stamp set.




Try it Tuesday - fun project!

Welcome to Tuesday with My Creative Time. Today is our Try It Tuesday where we share a technique you may not have tried before. This one is so much fun and super easy. All you need is some wire and washi tape! Here's what I made for my project.....


and here's how I used it. Fun little treat bag with a lined notebook and matching pencils.

I even matched the washi tape to the pencils! :)

and spruced up the front cover with these cute stamps and dies from the Fun Speech Bubbles set.

Because it was so much fun to make matching twistie ties, I went a little nuts and made a bunch more. Look out Christmas presents......there may be washi tape overload this year. hahaha!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Fun Speech Bubbles stamps and dies
Washi tape, wire, treat bag, goodies to put in the treat bag
Embossing ink, embossing powder

Monday, August 11, 2014

Day 7, OCC Stretch Your Stamps2

For my class homework today I used Avery Elle's Rounded Diamonds stamp set to make random graphic patterns. Fun class!! Here's my card.



Product List:
Avery Elle, Rounded Diamond stamps
Paper Smooches, Slang Gang sentiments
Stampin Up inks, Pumpkin pie, Old Olive, So Saffron
Sequins, glossy accents, stickles, corner rounder

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Day 6, OCC Stretch Your Stamps2

First project for the day....possibly only, as I'm also trying to clean house for company later. ;)

Watercolor background on watercolor paper using Distress Inks, dusty concord, peacock feathers, and peeled paint. Tag die by My Creative Time, and stamp set by Cleared Besotted.



Friday, August 08, 2014

It's Day 5 of Stretch Your Stamps2 Class

Oh, foam tape, how do I love thee??! A lot. Really. :) So today's card was extra fun for me and I really love how it turned out. Dimensional flowers and pearl bling are my favorite!!!

I used the Bo Bunny, Weekend Market 6x6 paper pad for this one. I really wish the images could show you how pretty it is in real life. I just love the color combination and deep, rich tones and thought they would be awesome in flower form. Turns out I was right....again! ;) Haha! Combined stamp sets from My Creative Time and Technique Tuesday make up my sentiment.


Layered flowers. The pearl bling is also by Bo Bunny.

  Foam tape, layers, and a little Wink of Stella.

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