Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Scrappy Monday with My Creative Time

Welcome to a new segment with My Creative Time, Scrappy Monday! Every other Monday we'll be doing layouts based on a sketch. I've done a 12x12 page for my layout.

This is my adorable niece, Bri, on her first birthday last year. She just had her 2nd birthday this month and now has a baby brother to play with!


Title (which you may recognize from a previous post - I added the butterfly since then) using Quickutz alphas and Buggy Designs Gardening Accessories die. 

Small flowers, using My Creative Time Scallop and Stitched circle die set.
Again, small flowers are made using the Scallop and Stitched Circle dies; the larger one is the new release rolled rose, also by My Creative Time.

Come and play with us and link your layout to Emma's blog by Sunday midnight, May 13, using the sketch below. You don't have to do a 12x12 page like I did, you can do whatever size page you prefer. We hope you'll join us for this challenge!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Scalloped and Stitched Circle die set
My Creative Time, Rolled Flower die
Buggy Designs Gardening Accessories
Buggy Designs Wedding Accessories
Quickutz Alphas, English Rose and Oatmeal
Lifestyle Crafts nesting frame3 die
Various leaves and foliage dies
Pattern papers by October Afternoon
Bazzill textured cardstock
Ribbon, butterfly punch, ink, flat backed pearl beads

Friday, April 27, 2012

Beep, beep!

I love this card! Can I say that about my own work??? Seriously, it turned out better than I expected, and it was so hard to put it in the mail! LOL Using my cricut cartridge, Best Images of 2010, I HAD to make this super cute 50s car. And in pink, of course! 

Then I took it a step further and made these STINKIN' CUTE DICE !! Ack!! I'm all over myself about these guys!!! I can't even stand it they are so cute. I only wish I'd had pink staz-on ink -- guess that will have to go on the "to be ordered" list! I made these using white shrink film and die stamps from My Creative Time, Game Night stamp set.
Parking lights naturally had to be bling. And, duh, pink also!

I hope you like my card as much as I do!! As you no doubt know by now if you've followed my blog for any length of time, I don't do much with my cricut as I'm a "die hard die girl" - but this just screamed to be made and I had to oblige. Hope the recipient is as thrilled with it as I am....or I might have to ask for it back! HAHAHAHA -- KIDDING! ;)

Product List:
Cricut Cartridge, Best Images of 2010
My Creative Time, Game Night stamp set
Cardstock, shrink film, staz-on ink, bling

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MCT 3D Wednesday & Blog Hop Winner!

Welcome to 3D Wednesday with My Creative Time. Before we get started with today's project, let me first announce the winner of this month's new release Blog Hop--Kim'sKreations, who said: 
Love your flowers. The card is so elegant and simple. Emma's new release is awesome.
Kim wins the new Dots and Stripes 6x6 paper pad by Echo Park. Congratulations!

Ok, now for 3D Wednesday. Today's project was so much fun to make. I found this adorable idea at this sweet lady's blog and had to make one. I think this would be the sweetest gift presentation for a baby shower or Mother's Day Tea....wouldn't it be pretty for a bride to present her Bridesmaids gifts? So many ways to use this cute idea. This gorgeous fairy paper is by Graphic45 and seemed perfect for a baby theme. I have to say, this is so much prettier in person. The photos don't do it justice.

Side view. I folded in the sides on this one, but it's just as cute when they are left open.
Tabs are just a label folded over and hole punched.

For the tag I used MCT Scalloped circle and Stitched circle die set with the new release, All Around Everything, All Around Everything Accessories.

Using the new rolled flower die and scalloped circle die I made this pretty flower embellishment. In the photo above, that flower is also from the scalloped circle die.


Product List:
My Creative Time, All Around Everything
My Creative Time, All Around Everything Accessories
My Creative Time, Scalloped circle die
My Creative Time, Rolled flower die
Martha Stewart border punch
Various leaf dies, ink, string pearl beads, ribbon

Thanks for popping in today! Be sure to check the other designer blogs as well for more fun 3D ideas.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Watch Me Grow page topper

Today's project is sort of a flashback for me. It's not a layout, a card, or a 3D project either. Today I made a page topper! It's a flashback because I used to sell page sets, pieces and embellishments on eBay. It's been so long since I did these. Wow. But anyway, getting back to the present... LOL!

For today's project I used the Gardening Accessories die. This has the cutest little pieces on it and I thought it would be the perfect set for a child page or a baby album.


I thought the seeds and pots were the cutest way to show the progression of growing. For the main title word I used the Quickutz English Rose alphabet. I used the bouquet from the Wedding Accessories die for the full grown plant. 
The smaller part of the title is the Quickutz Oatmeal alphabet. And of course I had to add one of my roses.

Product List:
Buggy Designs Gardening Accessories
Buggy Designs Wedding Accessories
Quickutz Alpha, English Rose
Quickutz Alpha, Oatmeal
Lifestyle Crafts, nesting leaves
Spellbinders foliage set
Pattern papers by October Afternoon
Bazzill textured cardstock
Handmade paper rose, ribbon

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

In observation of Earth Day, I decided to use recycled materials for my crafting project today. Isn't this adorable!? I can see this as a great presentation for a sweet little hostess gift, baby shower gift, mother's day, birthday, thank you......anything!!! My mind is reeling with a zillion color schemes and pattern paper choices! And you can make these in larger sizes too if you so desire.

and the tag, in keeping with the Earth Day theme, is a garden apron and leaf. Sentiment is from My Creative Time's newest release, Bloom Where You Are Planted. (the view is sideways so you can read the tag)


This is the packaging from a set of BigShot cutting pads.

Cut the centers out and discard the outer ridged parts, so you have two nice sized, flat pieces to work with.  Cut them to size for whatever project you are making. I'm doing a gift-bag-in-a-box. Usually made with paper, but let's see how it looks made from this clear packaging!

That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed this little project. Such a fun one too. :) What's the last thing you used in your crafting that normally gets thrown out? 


Product List:
Plastic packaging
October Afternoon pattern paper
Bazzill textured cardstock
My Creative Time, Scalloped circle die
My Creative Time, Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set
Quickutz Nesting Leaves die
Scrapbuggy Button Bear Gardening Accessories die
Jute twine, hot glue, border punch



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Handmade flower wreath

I am so proud of this project! It's one of my all time favorites and hangs on the door to my craft room so I can look at it every day. :) Idea is not my own, I saw one on pinterest and fell in love with it.


Every flower is made from paper with my own two hands. I love the variety of shapes, sizes and colors.



Thank you for stopping by to see my extra special project today!!!! I hope you love it. I sure do!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Birthday card

If you are looking for the MCT Blog Hop, scroll to the post below, or CLICK HERE

My daughter's birthday is next Sunday. I hope she likes her card. I love the colors and patterns in this paper pad.

The flower is made using Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One.

Sentiment is My Creative Time, Floral Sentiments, from the brand new release! Isn't this a pretty font.

It looks crooked, but really it's not. It's the lay of the polka dots that makes the sentiment banner look crooked. The die slipped and my polka dot piece came out a little cockeyed. Still I think it's pretty and I don't think Sally will notice that much...oh wait, who am I kidding!? She's even more OCD than her mother. Oh well, I know she'll still like the card. LOL!

Thanks for stopping. And be sure to come back tomorrow for a super special project! I can't wait to share it with you! Hint: FLOWERS!

Product list for today's project:
Spellbinders, Spiral Blossom die
Spellbinders, Labels21
Spellbinders, Foliage set
Spellbinders, Fleur de lis nesting squares
My Creative Time, Floral Sentiments
Pattern paper, Echo Park, Graceful
Bazzill cardstock, sheer ribbon, ink, string pearls

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MCT New Release Blog Hop!!



***GIVEAWAY ALERT***
For our this month's Blog Hop, each one of us is giving away an Echo Park "DOTS & STRIPES" 6x6 paper pad! All you have to do is leave a comment on each designer blog, and remember to include a way for me to contact you! Each designer will choose a winner -- that's 18 chances for you to win! 
Deadline is midnight Sunday, April 22 
EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Today I'm featuring Bloom Where You Are Planted, in addition to the new scalloped Rolled Flower Die, one of two styles from this release. Yesterday I used the other of the two dies so you can see both of them made up. They are both so pretty, and BONUS! they come on ONE die! 



 Here's a close up of the flowers and the sentiment.


Ok let's get on with the hop! If this is your first stop, you'll want to hop on over to Emma's blog to start at the beginning. Remember, the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win! 

YOU ARE HERE -------> ~ http://scrapendipity.blogspot.com/

Don't forgot to leave your contact info in case you win! I'd hate for you to miss out if you are picked and can't be contacted. :)


Giveaway!!!! 


Product List:
My Creative Time, Bloom Where You Are Planted












My Creative Time, Rolled Flower Die











Quickutz nesting lacy rectangle die
Quickutz nesting leaves die
Quickutz rectangle labels
Pattern papers, Echo Park, Charming
Cardstock, ribbon, ink, pearl beads, fern leaf punch

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MCT Sneak Peek Day 3



Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!


 All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs. 
For every blog you leave a comment, you have one more chance to win! 
SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER 
about this release and any message boards or other sites you can then let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so
or tag Emma in your post.
 Winners will be selected randomly and announced in Emma's video at midnight pacific time
on Thursday, April 19, during the Stamp Release Blog Hop! 
GOOD LUCK!
 Log on to your facebook now and start spreading the word!

I just love this release....are you getting tired of hearing how much I love it?? I feel like I must sound like a broken record, but really...as much as I love flowers, how can I not!??? ♥♥♥ Today's sneak comes from the Foral Sentiments set and the new flower dies!!!!!! YAY EMMA!! FLOWER DIES, in two styles! I'm dying over here! Ok so let's get to the sneak already...sorry. ;)


Aren't they gorgeous!? for my large flower I used two of the same style (there are two styles on the die) and rolled it very loosely to make a more open bloom. For the center I used punches and added a big bling. I love it! The small flowers on my card were also made with My Creative Time dies - this one is from the scallop circle die.

The sentiment comes all as one but I used it in parts so I could split it up on my heart tag and sentiment label. The stitched heart die is also by My Creative Time.
The second part of the sentiment on the My Creative Time Label and Stamp set. This flower is made from My Creative Time stitched circle die.

So what do you think?! If you love making flowers or have wanted to learn how, this is the perfect time to do so! Emma will be posting a video on her blog soon (if she hasn't already by the time my post goes live) and in the meantime you can see lots of good tutorials on you tube as well. One day soon I PROMISE I will do videos of my own. :)

Product List:
My Creative Time Floral Sentiments
My Creative Time Rolled Flower Dies
My Creative Time stitched heart die
My Creative Time label die and stamp set
My Creative Time Scalloped circle and stitched circle die set
Various leaf and foliage dies and punches
Pattern papers My Mind's Eye, Vanity Fair 6x6 paper pad
Ink, ribbon, twine, Distrezz it All, cardstock

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MCT Sneak Peek, Day 2

If you are here for my Scrapbuggy Tuesday post, please scroll to the next post! Adorableness awaits.  ;) Thank you!
Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!
With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs. 
For every blog you leave a comment, you have one more chance to win! 
SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER 
about this release and any message boards or other sites you can then let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so
or tag Emma in your post.
 Winners will be selected randomly and announced in Emma's video at midnight pacific time
on Thursday, April 19, during the Stamp Release Blog Hop! 
GOOD LUCK!
 Log onto to your facebook now and start spreading word!


Today's sneak comes from the Bloom Where You Are Planted set. So pretty! And you know how much I love flowers. :)

Here is a closer look at the flower. Such a cute, simple design. It's my favorite of the set, I think.

and the sentiment, also from this set....

Product List:
My Creative Time, Bloom Where You Are Planted
Pattern paper is Jillybean Soup, Dutch Mustard
Bazzill cardstock
Spellbinders die
Leaves cut by hand
Ink, stickles, copics

Thanks so much for checking out today's sneak peek. Be sure to check the other designer blogs as well for more fun ideas using this new release. And don't forget to come back for the Blog Hop on Thursday!

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